Gangrel takes bite out of 'TKO' | Squamish Chief

Gangrel takes bite out of 'TKO'

Former WWE star pins Squamish resident in ASW action

It seems that Cody "TKO" Smith has had a bit of an attitude change since he last competed at the Totem Hall for All Star Wrestling (ASW).

Smith, angered that fans in attendance were cheering for Gangrel, expressed his distaste for his hometown while addressing the crowd before his main-event match against the former WWE star on Saturday (June 23).

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"Who here is proud to be from Squamish?" Smith asked. "Well, I'm embarrassed. Who wants to be half an hour from Whistler and 45 minutes from Vancouver? If they were to build a gigantic bathroom in British Columbia, you can be sure they'd put the toilet seat right here in Squamish. Squamish, you can kiss my..."

Despite the harsh words, Smith still retained some support from the fans but it wasn't enough as Gangrel planted Smith with his finishing move, a move he calls an implant DDT- at 9:10. The loss likely stings even more for Smith as Gangrel's newly won ASW Trans-Canada championship was on the line in the match.

Smith appeared to be shaken up after the match and needed assistance getting to the dressing room, while Gangrel praised the toughness of his opponent and thanked the fans following the match.

The show also saw a title change as Disco Fury defeated The Great Kasaki to win the ASW cruiserweight title. The match was contested as a best-two-out-of-three falls affair, with Kasaki scoring the first pinfall at 6:20 and Disco evening the match up 46 seconds later. Disco won the final fall after a frog splash at 14:56. It marked the end to an almost year-long reign by Kasaki, who won the title on July 22, 2011 in Cloverdale.

The opening bout saw Matt Xstatic defeat Mantasia with a swanton bomb off the top rope at 8:30. In singles action, "Killer" Tim Justice pinned Toga Boy with a power slam at 6:40. The night's lone tag-team match saw the Breakers defeat the Wasps at 7:14.

For more information on ASW, visit www.aswcanada.com.

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