Folks, it’s been 9 days since our final show of 2011, the absolutely stupendous Super Art Fight 12. Â Having featured two amazing live musical performances from Rare CandyÂ and Adam WarRockÂ respectively, the night was set off right by the bands presented – but what will continue to be talked about are the four amazing bouts that evening, which resulted in the crowning of ALL NEW CHAMPIONS.
Here’s what went down…
Super Art Fight Title #1 Contender’s Bout: Jamie “Brawlin'” BaldwinÂ defeated Jamie “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi (w/ Mecha Impact 3.0) and Chelsea “Grose Misconduct” Grose.
The result for this absolutely insane bout was one definitelyÂ fraughtÂ in controversy – it seems that Jamie Baldwin simply cannot avoid it when it comes to her and key victories. Team Impact’s full effect was felt, with antics from both Impact and Noguchi, and Chelsea Grose made a solid return to the SAF canvas, after being away due to CCRG duties, but at the end, there was only one winner. Â With a full decible point in her favor, Jamie Baldwin wins a title shot in 2012, and she might just be on her way to her second SAF title!
Super Art Fight Tag Team Title Bout: “The Business” Henry Alexander & “Charm City Shinobi” Dann MalihomÂ defeated Nick “Ghostfreehood” DiFabbio & Kelsey “Killer” WailesÂ to become the NEW CHAMPIONS.
The wind of change was certainly felt in the air at the Ottobar, as the team of Super Art Fight IDOL finalists Alexander & Malihom secured their name in SAF history, as the second ever SAF tag champions. For the Doctor Who loving duo of Nick and Kelsey, their crazed tag team reign ends almost as quickly as it started, and now they are a duo in flux (more to come on that). This was arguably the wildest bout of the evening, and while you may question how Alexander secured the tag title shot, there’s no doubt that he is the Business…and Business is good.
Battle of the Big Men! Bryan “Silent But Violent” Prindiville defeated Darl “Apocalypse” Gnau
They weren’t the flashiest, they weren’t the most extreme, but when it came down to pure on canvas action, Prindiville and Gnau had it in spades. Â Two of the most physically intimidating SAF competitors went literally toe to toe, and when the dust cleared, the returning Bryan Prindiville nabbed the victory. Â But it sure seems these competitors have a level of respect for each other. Â What will this mean for Team Impact?
Super Art Fight Title Bout: “The Nicest Man in Art Fight” Brandon J. Carr defeated Michael “Spaghetti Kiss” Bracco to become the NEW SUPER ART FIGHT CHAMPION.
Wow. At the beginning of this year, Brandon J. Carr was making his Ottobar debut against Caldwell Tanner, and Michael Bracco was securing his second SAF title from the waist of Jamie Baldwin. Â What an amazing difference a year makes. Â The dapper Carr was as always, respectful, showing former Champion Bracco respect on the way out, and issuing a new age in Super Art Fight. Â At the end of SAF 12, one thing was clear – the new generation was here, and they are here to stay.
What to Look For in 2012?
-With Brandon Carr, Dann Malihom and Henry Alexander securing titles at SAF 12, a new generation movement has taken SAF by storm. At the beginning of 2011, none of these competitors were regulars, and now they are at the top of the game – there’s a very good chance that the champions we have at the end of next year haven’t even tackled the canvas yet!
-But don’t count out the vets! Jamie Baldwin is primed to go for a second SAF title, Nick DiFabbio wants to rebuild his name as a singles star, and Team Impact wants all the gold – who, of these competitors, will make it to title contention in 2012?
-Speaking of Team Impact – now that the 3rd Man, Bryan Prindiville is making friends with Darl Gnau, is he on the outs? Or will Team Impact’s roster now be a team of FOUR?
-Michael Bracco was seen after his bout discussing tag team strategy with aÂ prominentÂ member of the SAF roster – could he be aiming for tag gold in 2012?
Stick around, as all this and more comes to a head next year – our 2012 season kicks off with MAGFestÂ in January, and who knows what will happen! Thank you so much for supporting us through 2011, and we cannot wait to take it to the next level next year. We will see you soon!