AS I SEE IT 6/1: Final thoughts on the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup weekend

by: Bob Magee

Beginning Friday night... NWA Florida will present the second annual Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup this weekend, a two night Cruiserweight tournament on June 4th and 5th at Brandon All Stars in Brandon, FL on June 4, and the St. Petersburg National Guard Armory on June 5 (two afternoon and an evening show).

Here are the lineups and brackets of those participating in this year’s Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup, as well as non-tournament matches follows:

June 4th show/8:00 pm belltime

Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup first round matches

Block A

  • Sedrick Strong (NWA Florida) vs. Roderick Strong (NWA Florida)
  • Jimmy Jacobs (IWA Mid-South) vs. Alex Shelley (IWA Mid-South/CZW)
  • Homicide (Ring of Honor/Jersey All Pro Wrestling) vs. Black Tiger (aka Jeremy Lopez)
  • Chris Hero (IWA Mid-South Wrestling) vs. Striker (Pro Wrestling World-1/ECWA/3PW)

    Block B:
  • Petey Williams (Border City Wrestling/NWA-TNA) vs. Naphtali (NWA Florida)
  • Justice (NWA Florida) vs. Jack Evans (Ring of Honor)
  • Teddy Hart (H2wrestling) vs. Azrieal (Jersey All Pro Wrestling)
  • Mikey Tenderfoot (NWA Florida) vs. Puma (aka Pinoy Boy from New Japan Inoki Dojo/Pro Wrestling Guerrilla)

    Non-tournament matches

  • The Shane Brothers (with "Hardcore Giant" Ron Niemi) vs. NWA-TNA's "Wildcat" Chris Harris and "Modern Miracle" Steve Madison
  • Lex Lovett vs. Ring of Honor's Colt Cabana
  • Zach Gowen, Jerelle Clark and Chi Chi Cruz vs. O.G. Scarface (with Ana Mosity), Bug and Erick Stevens

    June 5th afternoon show/2:00 pm belltime

    Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup second round matches

  • 1) Winner of Sedrick Strong vs. Roderick Strong match takes on winner of Jimmy Jacobs vs. Alex Shelley match
  • 2) Winner of Homicide vs. Black Tiger match takes on winner of Chris Hero vs. Striker match
  • 3) Winner of Petey Williams vs. Naphtali match takes on winner of Justice vs. Jack Evans match
  • 4) Winner of Teddy Hart vs. Azrieal match takes on winner of Mikey Tenderfoot vs. Puma match

    Non-tournament matches

  • April Hunter vs. Krissy Vaine vs. Jenny Taylor
  • Last Man Standing Elimination Match: David Babylon vs. Phil Latio vs. Bug vs. Krazy K vs. Chasyn Rance vs. Mikey Batts vs. John Brooks
  • Z-Barr vs. Jeff Bradley

    June 5th evening show/8:00 pm belltime

  • Winner of quarter-final match 1 vs the winner of match 2 (Block A final)
  • Winner of quarter-final match 3 vs the winner of match 4 (Block B final)
  • Finals of Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup with the winner of Block A facing the winner of Block B.

    Non-tournament matches

  • Bruce Steele vs. Slyk Wagner Brown
  • Scoot Andrews vs. Colt Cabana
  • Rod Steel vs. Zach Gowen
  • NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jerelle Clark will defend his title
  • NWA Southern Champion Mike Sullivan will defend his title
  • Double Deuce vs. Clinically Inclined

    Tickets for the Jeff Peterson weekend can be purchased and donations made online at

    Ticket prices are:

  • Adult VIP Package - VIP Tickets get you into all 3 shows, free commemorative program, Peterson Cup T-Shirt, and meet and greet with all the shows stars for $50.00

  • Kids VIP Package - All 3 shows (No Shirt or Program) Adult VIP Ticket $ 50.00/Kids VIP Ticket $15.00

  • Regular GA Tickets - Adult: $12 advance/$15 at the door, Kids 12 and under: $ 5.00 advance/ $7 at the door each show

    Tickets are also available in person at:

  • Brandon All Stars, 9940 Currie Davis Drive, Suite C-02, Brandon, FL
  • Jimmy's Sod Company, 2308 Kathleen St. West, Tampa, FL
  • Artistic Floors, 1761 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL

    Those traveling to the event that need a hotel room can click on this link for reservations at the official hotel of the Peterson Cup, Red Roof Inn. Make sure to mention code CP526991 for a discounted rate of only $35.99 per night. You can also call (813) 623-5245 for reservations.

    For those who can't attend, you can donate to the cause by bidding for items such as:

  • Steve Corino autographed wrestling trunks (with an ROH DVD included)
  • An 8x10 photograph autographed by RVD, Tazz, and Sabu
  • WWE Survivor Series 2003 event t-shirt
  • WWE No Mercy 2004 event t-shirt
  • A rare WWF Headbangers t-shirt

    Bid on these items here.

    Other items will be auctioned off between now and the event to benefit the Tarpon Springs Cops and Kids program in Jeff Peterson's name.

    NWA Florida Vice President Ron Niemi said, "I am not sure it will be possible to live up to expectations after the amazing tournament last year but we are going to do our best to honor the name of a young man who meant a hell of a lot to all of us. Jeff Peterson was a true class act and like a little brother to anybody that met him in this business and we are proud to be able to present a tournament in his name once again this year and hope the fans will come out and pay tribute to a friend that we all miss dearly."

    NWA Florida owner/President Joe Price said "This will truly be the independent event of the year, and suiting of the memory of a great individual like Jeff Peterson, over the next few weeks we will continue to announce additional names for the non-tournament matches that will have fans from all over the country coming to this charitable event!"

    Portions of the proceeds from both nights will be donated in Jeff Peterson's name to the Tarpon Springs Cops and Kids program. Tarpon Springs, FL Police Chief Mark LeCouris and NWA Florida have worked together for 2 years to benefit the Cops and Kids program.

    Until next time...


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