Best Pro Wrestling

Firestorm Pro

Blood was shed and bodies were broken in July at War Games, the biggest monthly show yet by Firestorm Pro Wrestling. Regularly drawing between 200 and 400 fans at the Phantasy Theater, the Cleveland federation concentrates on homegrown and regional talent, and regularly welcomes veterans like Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. (Even a now-infamous appearance by Jake "the Snake" Roberts a year ago didn't dent the company's growing reputation.) At War Games, a two-year feud came to a climax, pitting Team Firestorm (Raymond Rowe, Patrick Hayes, the Aftermath and Starless) against Team Big League (John McChesney, Shane Taylor, J-Rocc and Bill Collier). Erie-based heel McChesney put his heavyweight title on the line against owner/promoter J.C. Koszewski's control of the company in an eight-man war-games match held in a 15-foot steel cage. When the baby-faced Rowe put the hated Taylor through a table, fans were the real winners. ( Ferris