HIALEAH, Fla. (CCW) – New Coastal Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champions were crowned Saturday night at Bash At The Brew 16. Elevated Status, comprised of E.R.A. and Johnny Nova, ended the 475-day reign of the South American Alliance, Ariel Levy and Vinicious.
Just as shocking, if not more, than Elevated Status winning the titles after the SAA held them for close to a year and a half were the actions of Ariel Levy post-match.
In a brutal ladder match, that saw numerous competitors driven through tables, hit with chairs and ladders and tons of high-risk maneuvers off the ladders, in the end E.R.A. was able to find an opening and climb the ladder to retrieve the CCW Tag Team Championship belts that were hanging from the ceiling of Unbranded Brewing Company.
Nova and E.R.A. have only teamed for a while, but quickly drew the ire of Levy and Vinicious. E.R.A. recruited Nova to join him as Nova was constantly frustrated during his run in CCW as a singles competitor. The duo quickly made a name for themselves in the tag team ranks through victories, but also earned the attention of the SAA with acts such as attacking Levy in the parking lot after CCW Barely Legal.
Following the match, Elevated Status spoke backstage said doubt fueled the new team.
“They doubted us,” E.R.A. said. “Nobody thought Jonny Nova and I could do this. It’s like I told you, these are the two top wrestlers in the State of Florida and together we grabbed these. CCW tag team division, you’re worst nightmare has come together and if you don’t like that, well tough. ”
“I’m laying here with probably what is broken ribs,” Nova said from the floor of the interview area. “But you know what is broken, the South American Alliance. The CCW tag team champions have just been elevated.”
While Nova and E.R.A. were already headed backstage to celebrate and talk to our cameras, Nova couldn’t have been more accurate when he said the South American Alliance is broken.
There has clearly been some tension between Bill Alfonso’s men for the past few weeks and months. But nobody predicted what happened after the match. A bloody and visibly distraught Ariel Levy was finally coaxed into receiving the cheers of the SAA’s fans. As the fans chanted “SAA! SAA!” Alfonso raised the hands of his team. But Levy snapped.
The Chilean Superstar first punched Alfonso in the face. He then grabbed a steel chair and brutalized Vinicious with it, repeatedly hitting him over the head with the chair. He then turned the chair on Alfonso, throwing it in his face. Both Vinicious and Alfonso were left bloodied in the ring as Levy stormed off.
CCW cameras caught up to Levy backstage. While he didn’t have much to say, what he did say spoke volumes.
“All I can say is I feel relieved like I took a giant weight off my back,” Levy said, clearly referencing Vinicious who is often referred to as the Brazilian Giant. Levy then stormed off and slammed the door in the face of the CCW cameras.
What is next for Ariel Levy? What about the condition of Vinicious and Alfonso? What do their futures hold? Very little information is available at this time, but both are injured and recovering. Stay tuned to CCW Alive Wrestling, CCW social media channels and CoastalChampionshipWrestlingFL.com for more details as they become available.