|Reign in Blood (2013)|
Promotional poster featuring...
"War of Change" by Thousand Foot Krutch
|Tagline(s)||Hail to the King of Blood|
|Promotion||Awesome Championship Wrestling|
|Date||June 30, 2013|
|Reign in Blood chronology|
Reign in Blood (2013) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Awesome Championship Wrestling (ACW). It took place on June 30, 2013 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first annual Reign in Blood event.
Eleven matches took place at the event with two matches on the pre-show. In the first match of two main events, Naruto Uzumaki defeated Rogen Townsend and Sasuke Uchiha in a Triple Threat Match to retain the ACW Undisputed Championship. Following that had Beowulf winning the Playground of Blood Match to earn the title of "King of Blood."
The first of two pre-show matches began with James Griffin and Ryan Griffin in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. James caught a flying Ryan with a chair shot to the skull and performed a Tyrant Shellshock on him for the win.
During the pre-show, Heroes performed the theme songs for Reign in Blood to a live performance.
In the last pre-show match, The Wolves (Hannibal Ambrose, Erik Rollins and Damian Reigns) defended the ACW Trio Tag Team Championship against the Erupting Eds (Ed, Edd and Eddy). The Wolves would perform an Edquake to add insult to injury on Ed and then a Justice Served to retain the belts.
Preliminary Matches Edit
The actual pay-per-view opened with Duke Devlin defending the ACW Television Championship against Luke Smith. Smith performed a Blacksmith on Devlin to become the new Television Champion as this was the first match to have a title change hands.
Main Events Edit
The final main event was the first-ever Playground of Blood match with the victor becoming the King of Blood and the number one contender against Naruto Uzumaki for the ACW Undisputed Championship at any event of his choosing. The first two to begin were Ash Ketchum and Kurt Hudson. Seto Kaiba entered the match as the third entrant followed by Crash Bandicoot and Nathan Drake. The last man to enter was Beowulf.
The event received positive reviews from critics. Most critics praised on how much effort the wrestlers put in their matches and they were pleased on what they saw. It was reported to have a revenue of $2 million received over 170,000 buys.
Bleacher Report gave most of the matches grades from A through C+ with James Griffin and Ryan Griffin on the Pre-show being graded a C+. Olivia Rollins from Bleacher stated, "This match was still good, but it could've had more build-up. Interested to see where James will go next, though." She gave a grade of B+ for Dante vs. Vergil as she was a bit disappointed in the No Contest ending, but she said he'd give this ending a shot since this wasn't going to be the last time the sons of Sparda were going to face off in the ring.
Van Frazier from Canadian Online Explorer rated the Playground of Blood match an 8 out of 10 stars. He stated that, "This match really was the big main event and they did this quite well. I didn't know who to cheer for as all the competitors had a good chance at winning. All the fighting, the high-flying, so much stuff going on! ACW got it right here, giving a good match to its fan base." However, he also added a hint of criticism towards how long the match was dragged out: "Although, I could handle without the match prolonging for nearly an hour; despite that, I at least enjoyed the match overall."
|1P||James Griffin defeated Ryan Griffin||Falls Count Anywhere||9:12|
|2P||The Wolves (Hannibal Ambrose, Erik Rollins, and Damian Reigns) (c) defeated The Erupting Eds (Ed, Edd and Eddy)||Six-man Tag Team Match for the ACW Trio Tag Team Championship||16:03|
|3||Luke Smith defeated Duke Devlin (c)||Singles Match for the ACW Television Championship||8:30|
|4||Dante (c) vs. Vergil ended in a no contest||First Blood Match for the ACW United States Championship||16:45|
|5||The Gods of Darkness (Yami Bakura and Marik Ishtar) defeated Highschool of the Dead (Takashi Komuro and Kohta Hirano)||Tornado Tag Team Elimination Tables Match||16:02|
|6||Hart of Hyuga (Hinata Hyuga and Samantha Hart) (c) defeated Evil Beauty (Eliza Hart and Allison Wilson)||Tag Team Match for the ACW Women's Tag Team Championship||11:21|
|7||Jason Krueger (c) defeated Ichigo Kurosaki||Hardcore Match for the ACW Hardcore Championship||14:57|
|8||Altered Egos (Yugi Mutou and Atem) (c) defeated Alpha & Omega (Carter Young and Stan Terra)||Extreme Rules Match for the ACW World Tag Team Championship||14:23|
|9||Téa Gardner (c) defeated Kendra Daniels||Singles Match for the ACW Women's Championship||10:48|
|10||Naruto Uzumaki (c) defeated Rogen Townsend and Sasuke Uchiha||Triple Threat Match for the ACW Undisputed Championship||24:33|
|11||Beowulf defeated Seto Kaiba, Ash Ketchum, Kurt Hudson, Nathan Drake and Crash Bandicoot||Playground of Blood Match||51:10|
|(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match|
P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show
Elimination Chamber entrances and eliminations Edit
|Eliminated||Wrestler||Entered||Eliminated By||Method of elimination||Time|
|1||Crash Bandicoot||4||Kurt Hudson||Hudson $treet||27:58|
|2||Nathan Drake||5||Seto Kaiba||Inverted Indian Deathlock||31:29|
|4||Ash Ketchum||2||Seto Kaiba||White Dragon Plunge||40:35|