Project: Diverge Operation New Wave
April 21, 2018
The Old Bridge Elks
67 Old Amboy Rd
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
7PM Bell Time
Tickets on sale: http://diverge1.booktix.com
THE OPERATION NEW WAVE TOURNAMENT
One Night, Single Elimination Tourney For The New Wave Cup
FIRST ROUND MATCHES
Match 1: Scientific vs Speed
Tom O’Malley vs 2Hot Steve Scott
This matchup will open the Operation New Wave Tournament. O’Malley and Scott both trained under the tutelage of independent wrestling legend Jay Lethal. However, the comparisons stop there. O’Malley, a man with a strong amateur wrestling base from South River, NJ, really identifies with the grappling nature of scientific and technical wrestling. Scott, a master of the Selfie from Roselle Park, NJ, lives and dies by his Speed in between the ropes. These two men know each other extremely. Will O’Malley dominate on the mat? Or will 2Hot show that his need for Speed can garner him a victory?
Match 2: Violence vs Old School
Ricky Richards vs Tough Tim Hughes
For Ricky Richards, Operation New Wave is a break-out opportunity. The silent but violent fighter from Long Island, NY lives and embodies the hockey toughness that lays out in the wrestling ring. On the other end is Tough Tim Hughes, a man who has truly learned the ways of Old School from his mentor Brutal Bob Evans. At Operation New Wave, will Violence overcome the tricky ways of Old School? Or will the little nuances Tough Tim has learned over the years help him garner a W over the cerebral Richards?
Match 3: Entertainment vs Powerhouse
Sizzling Stan Stylez vs Vince Steele
This is a battle of “David Vs Goliath”. Sizzling Stan Stylez is quite possibly the most charismatic individual inside of the Operation New Wave tournament, but not even the Sizzling One can be sure on how to prepare for the 6’4, 435 lb “Jurassic Juggernaut” from the Bronx, NY. Vince Steele is big, strong, and agile. Does size matter in this battle? April 21, we find out.
Match 4: Striking vs Hybrid
“The Magnificent” Giovanni Marranca vs Darius Carter
Giovanni Marranca is on a crusade. He has made a self-imposed mandate, stating that if he does not win the Operation New Wave tournament, he will leave wrestling forever. On the other end, Darius Carter is looking to showcase his abilities and win on his terms. Both men are driven and both men have fire to succeed. This contest might be the most intriguing on April 21st. “Wrestling’s Richest Prize” and “the Magnificent” are definitely looking to steal the show.
PLUS, THE SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS TO DETERMINE THE WINNER OF THE NEW WAVE CUP!
In non-tournament action
MC MONTY MAX PRESENTS THE STYLES CLASH
A Four Way Elimination Match
Prince Akkanatan (Entertainment) vs Mike Del (Hybrid) vs WildMan Kongo (Old School) vs Gabby Ortiz (Speed)
On February 23, 2018, on an edition of the Purge of Diverge, Jon Harder’s Hypeman, MC Monty Max, announced that he had a vision for Operation New Wave. A multi-man match. Elimination rules. He planned on a match that would blow Jon’s socks off. On March 30, 2018, he succeeded.
MC Monty Max announced the Styles Clash, with four different styles inside of one match. In an elimination concept, the last person standing would be the winner and sole survivor of the Styles Clash.
HYBRID - Darius Carter selected Mike Del
ENTERTAINMENT - Stan Stylez selected Prince Akkanatan
OLD SCHOOL - Tough Tim Hughes selected Wildman Kongo
SPEED - 2Hot Steve Scott selected Gabby Ortiz
WHO WILL WIN THIS BATTLE AND OVERCOME THREE DIFFERENT STYLES? Welcome to the Styles Clash!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PROJECT: DIVERGE
With all 8 Artists announced for the Operation New Wave Tournament on 4.21.18 in Old Bridge, NJ, there has been one more impending issue regarding a match simply called...THE STYLES CLASH.
For 5 weeks, the anticipation has been building for which Artists would be lined up for this particular match. On an episode of the Purge of Diverge, MC Monty Max DELIVERED! The Project: Diverge Hypeman announced that the Styles of Old School, Speed, Entertainment, and Hybrid would face off in a four way elimination match. But when Jon Harder became worried about over-extending his athletes for a possible fourth match of the evening, MC Monty Max alleviated his fears.
“WE HAVE FOUR NEW ARTISTS!”
With the four Styles chosen by MC Monty Max, it was up to the four Artists representing those Styles to find others to go into THE STYLES CLASH.
OLD SCHOOL - WILDMAN KONGO
Tough Tim Hughes picked Kongo due to his frequent road trips and traveling on the road. Kongo has the Old School Style inside of him, which Tough Tim decided was perfect for this match.
ENTERTAINMENT - PRINCE AKKANATAN
“The Vile of the Nile” is among one of the most entertaining personalities on the Northeast. Sizzling Stan Stylez, as a man who knows Entertainment, believes that Prince can open some eyes and close out a victory inside of the STYLES CLASH.
HYBRID - MIKE DEL
Darius Carter personally picked Del as a man who can uphold the Hybrid code. Del is a true hybrid performer, mixing in-ring ability with charisma and flare in between the ropes.
SPEED - GABBY ORTIZ
The spunky yet spicy Ortiz fits the need for Speed to a T, working on her craft not only in the US but during a tour of Stardom in Japan. 2Hot Steve Scott called her a “stick of dynamite” and that she can explode into victory inside of the STYLES CLASH.
MC Monty Max has struck GOLD within this concept. Four Artists inside one match. Which Style will overcome at Operation New Wave inside the STYLES CLASH?
On this edition of the Hardway Podcast, Jon Harder sits down with his sidekick "Sick" Nick Reigota from Nick and Jon: "Live" in New Jersey on #HardwayHQ and Project: Diverge Executive Producer Brian Belzer to discuss the New Wave 8.
Listen to insight from the man who started #DIVERGE and why each Artist was selected and interjected into the Operation New Wave tournament on 4.21.18 at the Old Bridge Elks in Old Bridge, NJ.
Sizzling Stan Stylez is the eighth and final Artist announced for Project: Diverge’s Operation New Wave on April 21, 2018 at the Old Bridge Elks in Old Bridge, NJ, joining Tough Tim Hughes, “the Magnificent” Giovanni Marranca, 2Hot Steve Scott, Darius Carter, Vince Steele, Ricky Richards, and Tom O’Malley as the other participants announced.
Representing the style of Entertainment, Stylez resides in the Penetration Station...by way of Lovelace, NJ...by way of Philadelphia, PA! An offbeat character by nature, “the Sizzling One” does the majority of his training by only one method: the SHAKEWEIGHT.
“I was comfortable in my own skin, going out there like when I first started wrestling, and the Shakeweight came calling to me. I took a hold to it and I just FELT THE POWER. A lot of people say to me, ‘Does the Shakeweight really work?’ and I look at them and say “Fitness...the Shakeweight...I harness the power!”
Stylez is incredibly unorthodox, but extremely entertaining. At the end of Operation New Wave, win or lose, Stylez plans on doing one thing.
“I plan on creating a memory.”
Stan Stylez is the eighth participant in Project: Diverge’s first Operation. The final question remains: Who will be the “Styles Clash” created by Project: Diverge Hypeman MC Monty Max? Stay tuned on March 30, 2018 to ProjectDiverge.com for the announcement for Operation New Wave 4.21.18 in Old Bridge in another Live installment of the Purge of Diverge.
Follow Sizzling Stan Stylez on Facebook and on Twitter at @TheSizzlingOne.
One month before Operation New Wave, "the Magnificent" Giovanni Marranca posted to his Instagram at ElMagnifico88 calling his shot.
Is the Striking Magnificence overconfident? Or is it a foregone conclusion?
This came through on a tag last night via the Project: Diverge Twitter.
Is this an inkling for April 21?
The anticipation is building...
“I HURT people. I’m violent.”
Ricky Richards is the seventh Artist announced for Project: Diverge’s Operation New Wave on April 21, 2018 at the Old Bridge Elks in Old Bridge, NJ, joining Tough Tim Hughes, “the Magnificent” Giovanni Marranca, 2Hot Steve Scott, Darius Carter, Vince Steele, and Tom O’Malley as the other participants announced.
Representing the style of Violence, Richards is from Long Island, NY. A die-hard fan of the New York Islanders, Richards learned his fighting ability by watching his favorite Islanders fight on the ice, which, in turn, allowed him to bring that mentality in between the ropes.
“People think that Violence in this day-and-age, you need barbed wire and you need chairs and you need cinderblocks...you don’t need that. All you need is two good fists, two good feet, some muscles, and you need to be able to hurt someone.”
Richards is silent, but violent. Richards is methodical. Richards is an angry man. Is there any one who could go fist-for-fist with him at Operation New Wave? He intends to prove that no one can on 4.21.18.
Ricky Richards is the seventh participant in Project: Diverge’s first Operation. Who will be the FINAL Artist? Stay tuned on March 23, 2018 to ProjectDiverge.com for the eighth artist announced for Operation New Wave 4.21.18 in Old Bridge.
Follow Ricky Richards on Facebook and on Twitter at @Tru_Richards.