5 years now, but for one reason or another did not. If you ask Bill Bain, he would tell you that Steve Corino has been “ducking” him for years, which would be something very uncharacteristic of Corino. If you ask Steve Corino you would
hear the reasoning be due to scheduling conflicts which can happen in the world of independent wrestling. Whatever the case may be, this match has been a long time coming. F.I.G.H.T-1: Corino vs Bain is a half a decade in the making.
Bill Bain has been here before, facing a former ECW mainstay in the Main Event of an independent card. To say that Bain
has thrived in this situation would be an understatement. For those who don’t know, Bill Bain is undefeated against the 3 competitors that he has faced from ECW over the years. He has defeated former ECW Champion “The Franchise” Shane
Douglas in competition, and completely manhandled ECW’s resident “Giant Killer” Spike Dudley while defending one of many independent heavywieght championships he held a few years back. After witnessing that match, Justin Credible; who was
scheduled to face Bain last year on an independent card in Pennsylvania didn’t show up for a match against the man formerly known as “The One Man Warning.” Of all the opponents Bill has faced over the years; ECW stars included, no one has
a resume as long and as impressive as “The King of Old School” Steve Corino. Corino is a world reknowned athlete, sustaining success not only in the United States, but in Japan and Mexico as well. This easily will be the biggest challenge of Bill Bain’s professional career. This challenge puts Bill Bain in a position with everything to gain and also everyhing to lose.
If you have followed professional wrestling over the last 12 years, you have heard about Steve Corino and what he
is capable of. Fans that have followed the Original ECW have seen this athlete grow from a young up and comer into a tough as nails, world reknowned wrestler. Corino is argueably the most successful independent wrestler in the last 10
years. He has captured the ECW, NWA, and AWA World Heavyweight Titles as well as countless other champioships across North America, Mexico, and Japan. For those thinking that Corino is another veteran living off of past accolades, you
would be wrong in that assumption. Corino is currently ½ of the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions alongside independent standout Jimmy Jacobs. Ring of Honor has been the breeding ground for future World Champions such as Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Wrestling in ROH has pitted Corino against hunrgy, up and coming talent, which he has been largely successful against. This match with Bill Bain is no different. Bill over the past 2 years has been courted by the
WWE and scouted by TNA on numerous occasions and is widely regarded as one of the top independent talents in any organization he competes for. This is business as usual for Steve Corino.
Over the past few weeks, Bill has posted several videos calling out Corino from his home, nestled in the mountain area just outside of Cunningham Falls in Thurmont, Maryland. This is a practice that Steve Corino made his name on in ECW, calling out the likes of Taz, Jerry Lynn, Tommy Dreamer and even “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. This time around with Bain doing the talking, Corino has been unusally quiet in regards to Bain. We have heard over the weekend that Steve Corino is prepared to respond to the comments made by Bain. The question now on everyones mind is: What will Corino have to say in regards to Bain and the match on December 14th? More importantly, will Bain defeat another former ECW competitor? Or, will Corino stop the momentum of yet another rising independent star?
All talking aside, you will not find a more evenly matched contest than the Main Event of F.I.G.H.T-1 on December 14th in
Shepherdstown, WV. If you havent purchased your tickets to this event, do so immediately. You will see the best talent in the area from the top of the card to the bottom, as well as a Main Event that delivers the goods. For those who are reading this: Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you in person on the 14th.