Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WWE Tuesday, ROH, This Week In Wrestling

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-The Iconics(Billie Kay & Peyton Royce) d. Asuka Urai & Becky Lynch when Peyton rolled up Becky with feet on the ropes (7:20).
-Jimmy Uso(w/ Jey) d. Smackdown Tag Team Champion Erick Rowan(w/ Luke Harper) after a distraction by Naomi Night allowed Jimmy to deliver a superkick and roll him up for the pin (2:52).
-Shelton Benjamin d. Randy Orton via Paydirt after a masked Sunil Singh interfered (8:21); U.S. Champion Jeff Hardy watched the match from ringside and was clipped by Singh before the finish.
-Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev Day(Alexander Rusev & "The Artiste" Aiden English) d. WWE Champion "The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles & The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) when Nakamura pinned Gallows after the Kinshasa(flying knee strike) (6:37 aired).

WWE 205 Live

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, & "Showtime" Percy Watson.
-Gauntlet Match:  Mustafa Ali d. T.J. Perkins with the 0-5-4(imploding 450 Splash) (9:47).  Drew Gulak d. Mustafa Ali with the Gu-Lock(dragon sleeper) (22:41).  Drew Gulak d. "The Premier Athlete" Tony Nese with the Gu-Lock (30:34).  Kalisto d. Drew Gulak after the Salida Del Sol(sitout Asai DDT) (39:23).

ROH TV

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni & Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana.
-Women Of Honor Title Tournament:  "The Gatekeeper" Kelly Klein d. Mayu Iwatani with the guillotine lock (8:53 aired).
-Women Of Honor Title Tournament:  Sumie Sakai d. Tenille Dashwood via crucifix pin on the mat (7:55).
-Women Of Honor Title Tournament:  Sumie Sakai d. "The Gatekeeper" Kelly Klein after a DDT to win the tournament and become the first Women Of Honor Champion (7:39 aired).

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT(www.wwe.com)

NXT this week has:
-Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano - NXT Title
-Adam Cole vs. Oney Lorcan - NXT North American Title

Main Event this week has:
-Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. The Revival(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
-Zack Ryder vs. Mike Kanellis

The Greatest Royal Rumble is on Friday 4/27:
-50-Man Royal Rumble
-Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns - Universal Title Cage Match
-John Cena vs. Triple H
-The Bludgeon Brothers(Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso - Smackdown Tag Team Titles
-The Undertaker vs. Alexander Rusev - Casket Match
-Seth Rollins vs. "The Miz" Mike Mizanin vs. Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe - Intercontinental Title Ladder Match
-Jeff Hardy vs. Jinder Mahal - U.S. Title
-Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The Bar(Antonio Cesaro & Sheamus O'Shaunessy) - For The Vacant Raw Tag Team Titles
-Cedric Alexander vs. Kalisto - Cruiserweight Title

Backlash is on Sunday 5/8:
-Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
-Seth Rollins vs. "The Miz" Mike Mizanin - Intercontinental Title
-Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton - U.S. Title
-Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss - Raw Women's Title
-Carmella Van Damme vs. Charlotte Flair - Smackdown Women's Title
-Daniel Bryan vs. "Big Cass" Colin Cassady

TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION(www.impactwrestling.com)

Impact on Thursday has:
-Eli Drake & Scott Steiner vs. The New Latin-American XChange(Angel Ortiz & Santana Draztik) - Tag Team Titles

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 4/27 in West Palm Beach, FL:
-Dalton Castle vs. Flip Gordon
-Cody Rhodes vs. "The Punishment" Damien Martinez
-Jay Lethal vs. Scorpio Sky
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) & "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Matt Taven & The Kingdom(Vinny Marseglia & T.K. O'Ryan)
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) vs. The Motor City Machineguns(Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) - Tag Team Titles

ROH has a show on Saturday 4/28 in Lakeland, FL:
-"The Punishment" Damien Martinez vs. "Hangman" Adam Page
-Jay Lethal vs. Josh Woods

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING(www.njpw.co.jp/english)

Wrestling Hi No Kuni is on Sunday 4/29:
-Minoru Suzuki vs. Tetsuya Naito - IWGP Intercontinental Title
-Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe & Seiya Sanada vs. The Killer Elite Squad(Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. - IWGP Tag Team Titles
-Hiromu Takahashi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
-Bushi vs. El Desperado

Wrestling Dontaku Part 1 is on Thursday 5/3:
-Kenny Omega vs. "Hangman" Adam Page
-Kota Ibushi vs. Cody Rhodes
-The Guerrillas Of Destiny(Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) & Bad Luck Fale vs. The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) & Marty Scurll - NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles

Wrestling Dontaku Part 2 is on Friday 5/4:
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - IWGP Heavyweight Title
-Will Ospreay vs. Yujiro Kushida - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title

LUCHA UNDERGROUND(www.luchaunderground.com)

Information on upcoming episodes will be posted when it becomes available.

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GLORY PRO WRESTLING(www.gloryprowrestling.com)

Next show is Sunday 5/6 in Collinsville, IL:
-Jake Something, Myron Reed, Paco Gonzalez, & Stephen Wolf vs. Curt Stallion, Barackus, & The Boys From Jollyville(T-Money & Russ Myers) - Ultimate Survival Match
-Jeff Cobb vs. Moose
-D.J. Shiima Xion & Everett Connors vs. The Work Horsemen(Anthony Henry & James Drake) - United Glory Tag Team Titles
-Gary Jay vs. Jake Parnell - Knockouts-Only Match
-Darby Allin vs. Hakim Zane
-Tyler Matrix vs. Maxwell Jacob Feinstein
-Air Wolf vs. Jimmy Jacobs

GPW has a Resurgence show on Sunday 5/20 in Swansea, IL:
-Air Wolf vs. Everett Connors - Resurgence Title
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Clayton Gainz
-Alpha Omega(Camaro Jackson & Kenny Alfonso) vs. Leone Mephisto & Roy Lewis
-Mikey McFinnegan vs. Ace Austin
-Mance Warner vs. Edvin Kudic

ST. LOUIS ANARCHY(www.facebook.com/STLAnarchy)

Next show is Friday 7/13 in Alton, IL:
-Gary Jay vs. Jake Parnell - Best-Of-Three-Falls Match
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Thomas Shire
-Anthony "Sharkbait" Gutierrez vs. Everett Connors
-The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. The Carnies(Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful)

DPW(www.dynamoprowrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 5/4 in Glen Carbon, IL.

DPW has a show on Saturday 5/5(afternoon) in St. Louis, MO as part of the Cinco De Mayo Festival.

SICW(www.sicw.org)

Next show is Saturday 5/19 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Marc Houston vs. Flash Flanagan - Classic Title Cage Match
-Ricky Cruz vs. Chris Hargas - Cage Match
-Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal
-Savanna Stone vs. Miss Monica Passeri
-Appearing:  "Dr. D" David Schultz, Barbara Goodish

MMWA(www.southbroadwayac.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/12 in St. Louis, MO.

PWCS(www.pwcswrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 4/28 in Alton, IL:
-Danny Adams(Ego Busters) vs. Paco Gonzalez(Resurgence) - Gateway Heritage Title
-Eddie Kingston(Resurgence) vs. Davey Vega(Ego Busters)
-Everett Connors(Submission Squad) vs. Matt Kenway(Blacklist)
-Mat Fitchett & Mike Outlaw(Resurgence) vs. Christian Rose & Adrian Surge(Ego Busters)
-Marko Stunt(Submission Squad) vs. Alex Herzog(Blacklist)
-A.J. Gray(Submission Squad) vs. Chris Mac(Blacklist)
-Alpha Omega(Camaro Jackson & Kenny Alfonso) vs. Rasheed Ali & Shane Sanders
-The Worst Royal Rumble

HIGH RISK WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/hrwstl)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

WLW(www.harleyrace.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/5 in Troy, MO.

GATEWAY ELITE WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/TheGatewayElite)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

STRIDE PRO WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/Cmaprowrestling/)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

WRESTLING OVER EVERYTHING(woe-wrestling.webnode.com)

Next show is Sunday 5/20 in Centreville, IL:
-Leone Mephisto vs. Brandon Espinosa - Heavyweight Title
-Tyler Copeland & Benjamin Trust vs. The Sabotage Squad(Krispy 2 Pop & John Boi) - Street Fight
-Karim Brigante & Miss Monica Passeri vs. Richard Faith & Harley

WORLD POWERHOUSE WRESTLING(sites.google.com/site/worldpowerhousewrestlingstl/home)

Next show is Saturday 5/5 in Collinsville, IL:
-Appearing:  Dan Severn

NEW BREED WRESTING(www.facebook.com/NewBreedMO)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

CCW(www.capewrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/19 in Delta, MO.

PROVING GROUND PRO(www.facebook.com/PGPwrestling/)

Next show is Friday 5/18 in Washington, IL.

METRO PRO WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/MetroProKC)

Next show is Saturday 5/19 in Kansas City, KS:
-Dak Draper vs. Jeremy Wyatt - Best-Of-Three-Falls Match
-Jake Dirden vs. Niles Plonk
-The Riegel Twins(Logan & Sterling) vs. The Foundation(Michael Strider & Ace Steel)
-Marti Belle vs. Lucy Mendez

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EVOLVE(www.wwnlive.com & www.dgusa.tv)

Next show is Saturday 5/19 in Summit, IL:
-Austin Theory vs. D.J. Shiima Xion - WWN Title
-Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland
-Keith Lee vs. James Drake
-Tracy Williams vs. Dominic Garrini
-A.R. Fox vs. Zachary Wentz
-Matt Knicks, Stevie Fierce, & Isaias Velazquez vs. J. Spade, Amarok, & Jonny Flex

EVOLVE has a show on Sunday 5/20 in Livonia, MI:
-Matt Riddle vs. Keith Lee - EVOLVE Title - No Rope Breaks
-Tracy Williams vs. Odinson
-Austin Theory vs. Trey Miguel
-D.J. Shiima Xion vs. Zachary Wentz
-A.R. Fox vs. Myron Reed

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

CHIKARA(www.chikarapro.com)

Next show is on Saturday 4/28 in Philadelphia, PA:
-The Closers(Rick Roland & Sloan Caprice) vs. The Throwbacks(Dasher Hatfield & "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti) - Campeonates De Parejas Best-Of-Three-Falls Match
-Ophidian vs. Puma King
-Warren Barksdale vs. Tony Deppen
-Crossbones vs. Kobald
-Solo Darling vs. Fire Ant
-Los Ice Creams(El Hijo Del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.), Green Ant II, & Thief Ant vs. Merlok, Ashley "Oceanea" Vox, Hermit Crab, & Cajun Crawdad
-Xyberhawx 2000(Razerhawk & Nytehawk) vs. The Beach Bums(T.J. Crawford & Flamingo Freddy IV)

ANARCHY WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/ThisIsWhyWeWrestle)

Next show is Saturday 4/28 in Cornelia, GA:
-Team TAG(Kevin Blue & Chris Spectra) vs. The Approved(Bobby Moore & Adryan Hawkins) - Tag Team Title Loser-Leaves-Town Cage Match
-Logan Creed vs. Brad Cash

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Next show is Saturday 4/28 in Fort Wayne, IN.

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

RISE(www.rise-wrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/12 in White Oak, PA:
-Delilah Doom vs. Jessicka Havok - Phoenix Of RISE Title
-Mercedes Martinez vs. Deonna Purrazzo
-Tessa Blanchard vs. Britt Baker

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 4/27 in Ybor City, FL:
-Lufisto vs. Kimber Lee - SHINE Title
-Rain vs. Stormie Lee - Street Fight
-Ivelisse Velez & Mercedes Martinez vs. Penelope Ford & Maria Manic - Tag Team Titles
-Candy Cartwright vs. Priscilla Kelly - Nova Title
-Santana Garrett vs. Kiera Hogan
-Jordynne Grace vs. Dementia D'Rose
-Brandi Lauren vs. Aerial Monroe
-Leva Bates vs. Dynamite Didi vs. Luscious Latasha vs. Tesha Price
-Amber Nova vs. Jayme Jameson
-Renee Michelle vs. Jessie Belle Smothers

AAW(www.aawrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/5 in LaSalle, IL:
-Trevor Lee vs. Paco Gonzalez - Heritage Title
-The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. A.R. Fox & Myron Reed - Tag Team Titles
-Ace Romero vs. Maxwell Jacob Feinstein - Chain Match
-Moose vs. Brody King
-D.J. Shiima Xion vs. Laredo Kid

ACW(www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com)

Next show is Sunday 5/20 in Austin, TX:
-"J. Serious" Jojo Bravo & The Killer Elite Squad(Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) vs. Jason Silver, Sky DeLacrimosa, & Gangrel

Missouri Wrestling Revival: http://www.missouriwrestlingrevival.com/
St. Louis Wrestling: http://www.saintlouiswrestling.com/

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Monday, April 23, 2018

WWE Raw (St. Louis, MO)

-Commentators:  Michael Cole, Booker T, & Corey Graves.
-R.I.P. Bruno Sammartino.
-"The Drifter" Elias Samson d. "The Glorious" Bobby Roode via rollup after yanking Roode into the ropes by the arm (7:54 aired).
-The Woken Warriors(Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt) d. The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor); Wyatt pinned Viktor after he and Hardy hit the assisted Twist Of Fate (3:55).
-Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler d. The Titus Brand(Apollo Crews & Titus O'Neil)(w/ Dana Brooke); Ziggler pinned Crews after he and Drew hit a Claymore(flying boot)/Zigzag combo (2:09).
-Chad Gable d. Jinder Mahal(w/ Sunil Singh) by kicking off the turnbuckles to counter an attempted Khallas(cobra clutch slam), flipping on top for the pin (5:18 aired).
-Bobby Lashley & Braun Strowman d. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn when Strowman pinned Zayn after the running powerslam (9:02 aired).
-"No Way" Jose Valenzuela(w/ conga line that included, among others, Jaden Roller, Brandon Espinosa, Karim Brigante, and Miss Monica Passeri) vs. Baron Corbin never officially started; Corbin refused to compete as he accused Jose of organizing a gang attack with his partiers.  As Jose resumed his party, Corbin attacked Jose from behind on the entrance stage.
-Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins & Finn Bálor d. Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas when Bálor pinned Axel after the Coup De Grace(top-rope double-stomp) (4:58).
-Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Ruby Riot, Sarah Logan, & Liv Morgan d. Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax, "The Boss" Sasha Banks, Bayley Rose, Ember Moon, & Natalya Neidhart by DQ when Ronda Rousey got into a fight with Mickie (11:38 aired).

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Comedy Part 798: Quintessential Comedy

Location:  Quintessential Rooftop Terrace (St. Charles, MO)
Emcee:  Jake Beckman
After:  Lance Cain
Before:  Spencer Perkins

We had a pretty good turnout in St. Charles for this show...I hadn't been in that area in several years since Lloyd & Harry's had regular open-mics.  Shoutout to Crystal Yount for attending the show, arriving just in time for my set...I had a good ten-minute performance, though I had a couple of jokes that I wished I'd used.  The goal is still to feature at a local comedy club and that will mean a comfortable 20-25 minutes...I just need to get to shows more regularly.

TNA/GFW Redemption

-Aero Star d. Drago.
-Eli Drake & Scott Steiner d. The New Latin-American XChange(Angel Ortiz & Santana Draztik) to win the Tag Team Titles.
-Brian Cage won a six-way match with Taiji Ishimori, El Hijo Del Fantasma, D.J. Shiima Xion, Trevor Lee, and Dezmond Xavier.
-Taya Valkyrie d. Kiera Hogan; Tessa Blanchard did commentary.
-Matt Sydal d. Petey Williams to retain the X-Division Title.
-Sami Callihan & Ohio Vs. Everything(Jake & Dave Crist) d. Eddie Edwards, Moose, & Tommy Dreamer in a hardcore match.
-Allie Dennis d. Su Yung to retain the Women's Title.
-Pentagon Jr. won a triple threat match with Fenix and Austin Aries(C) to win the Heavyweight Title.

MMWA Special Comment

Now, as promised, a special comment about the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance show on Saturday, April 14th at the South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, Missouri.

DISCLAIMER:  I'm biased.  Deal with it.

Some combination of allergies and weather changes seemed to wipe me out this past weekend...any time on Saturday or Sunday that I wasn't at a wrestling show, I was probably in bed.  Taking better care of myself seems to be edging upwards on my personal priority meter...and if it means de-prioritizing professional wrestling, that's what it'll have to mean.  Age and sedentary living decisions will catch up to anybody, I suppose.

I stopped for gas and cough drops on the way to the show and got to the venue later than usual...the line was out the door when I arrived, so I made a call to Ben Simon to check on whether I'd be able to get a ticket.  I crossed paths with several familiar faces including "Evil" Jim Yount, Crystal Yount, Sadie Blaze, Mike Outlaw, and Drew Abbenhaus...always nice to be in good company for the evening.  Of course, I didn't stay in one place for very long due to the lack of a dedicated seat...I also dressed a bit warmly for the evening as the crowded venue meant a stuffy atmosphere.

Your ring announcer was Ben Simon; your referees were Jay King, Shaft, and Nick Ridenour.

A lengthy segment kicked off the show as the St. Louis Wrestling Hall Of Fame was expanded to include the independent scene...and its first two entrants in that regard will be MMWA promoter Tony Casta and SICW promoter Herb Simmons.  There are quite a few good candidates for this particular section of the STL Hall Of Fame, including Gary Jackson and Ron Powers.  This meant that the opening match didn't start until around 8:30...

Frodo "The Ghost" Meyer(w/ Khayman & Abigail) vs. "The Caramel Bear" C.J. Shine(w/ The Snitch):  Shine and Snitch are an odd team on paper, but they seem to know each other well enough to operate as a cohesive unit.  Frodo was returning from injury; his absence meant that Khayman was left in a handicap match situation in March where Shine & Snitch got the victory.  The outside parties(other than Abigail) got involved on a few occasions, but this meant that the referee's eye was not on the action as Frodo had Shine pinned after his wheelbarrow DDT finisher.  As the official was occupied with a skirmish between Snitch and Khayman, Shine stunned Frodo with a mule kick to the Universal Weak Point and finished with a TKO in 8:41.  I suspect this issue is far from over...

"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson vs. "The Incomparable" Deacon Cash:  This was another continuation from the previous month as Cash was looking to avenge his previous loss to the multi-time Heavyweight Champion.  Cash has dropped quite a bit of weight with the side effect of his ring attire looking a bit loose...hopefully he gets that resized.  While he still throws a lot of suplexes, he may have to alter his style to accomodate his smaller size.  Gary Jackson Fashion Watch(tm):  Blue and gold robe, gold trunks with fringe.  It was another competitive matchup between two of the top guys in the MMWA, but this time the result was different as Cash scored the upset with a sunset flip out of the corner in 11:38!  Cash wasted no time in gloating about his victory, as you might expect...

Moondog Rover vs. "The Party Wave" Johnny Park:  This was said to be the rest of an open challenge by Park, something which rarely goes well for the rulebreaking types.  While Park stayed in the fight for longer than expected, he was simply overpowered on this night; Moondog OVAH finished with the front powerslam in 7:50.

Former local competitor Bishop Stevens said a few words to the fans...he was known in this area as "Atomic Dog" Steve Sharp (Kevin X's brother) and was MMWA Heavyweight Champion at one time.  I also saw him work a WWF dark match as Ali Stevens.  I only saw him once or twice in Gateway Championship Wrestling so I admittedly didn't know him that well, but nowadays he's an actor and has a movie or two coming out.  Cool for him...hey, if you can make a living without getting yourself banged up, more power to you.

Intermission~!  Official Ben Simon Concession Count(tm):  Cheeseburger, bottle of water, Sierra Mist.  (I literally had nothing to eat that day before going to the show...)

"2.0" Da'Marius Jones vs. "The Spanish Red Devil" Ricky Rodriguez for the Cruiserweight Title:  It was tough to tell who the fan favorite was supposed to be in this match, as Jones is technically a rulebreaker but still has a lot of fans at South Broadway.  Ricky was set up for the underdog role, except that he was a relative unknown against the more established Jones.  Rodriguez focused his attack on the arm of the champion, but Da'Marius made the comeback to win with a gourdbuster in 6:54.  Afterwards, Commissioner Jim Harris informed Jones that his opponent for May would be a familiar foe:  Brandon Espinosa!  As Ben Simon noted, the title would be on the line if Espy made the weight limit for the championship...

"The Supreme" B.T. Daramola vs. "The Enforcer" Jimmy D, strap match:  This stemmed from the show-ending bout in March where B.T. won by disqualification...it was under "tag four turnbuckles" rules.  B.T. won a decent brawl in 7:39 by the above conditions...Jimmy D didn't take the loss well and attacked afterwards with the strap, but Ricky Rodriguez hit the ring to run him off.

Savanna Stone vs. "The Little Blue Dragon" Tootie Lynn Ramsey:  The previous encounter between these two at Dynamo Pro was interrupted by Rahne Victoria, but this time they got to battle it out to a conclusion.  Both were fan favorites which made for an interesting match flow...over the course of the bout, they won over a sometimes-skeptical crowd.  I heard "this is wrestling" and "this is awesome" chants during the match!  Savanna finished with a Samoan Drop in 8:36, but Tootie gave her a tough fight...I'm sure it won't be the last time these two cross paths.

The Big Texan vs. "Da Bomb" Brian James for the Heavyweight Title, falls-count-anywhere match:  Texan captured the title from Moondog Rover in January; James defeated Damion Cortess in March to earn this championship opportunity.  These two have battled in the past and traded wins, but things were different in the no-DQ environment.  Despite the stipulation, the match didn't leave the ring for very long and I don't recall too many weapons coming into play.  Texan has been attempting to diversify his offense, but he doesn't really NEED to do a whole lot more than overpower his opponents...sometimes this can backfire and it happened here.  When Texan climbed the turnbuckles for an attempted aerial move, James was able to powerbomb him down to the mat, scoring the surprise win in 9:36 to recapture the MMWA Heavyweight Title!

After the 50/50 drawing (once of these days I'll win a 50/50 raffle...I entered the one in Millstadt when the prize was a few hundred dollars), we got our extra bonus match...

Khayman(w/ Frodo "The Ghost" Meyer & Abigail) vs. The Snitch(w/ "The Caramel Bear" C.J. Shine):  Of course this extended from the night's opener when the tag team partners did battle.  Khayman seems to work in a rulebreaking style despite being a fan favorite, but I think the team wearing the "HEEL" T-shirts had license on that position in the two matches for the evening.  Both cornermen got involved and Frodo was able to hit his wheelbarrow DDT behind the referee's back.  Khayman capitalized by locking on the Fujiwara armbar for the tapout in 9:09...thank you and good night!

Once again, I'm behind on my commentaries.  Life has gotten busy lately...also, the local scene has blown up with news and drama in the past few weeks.  It's getting increasingly difficult to figure out what CAN be said without raising the ire of some thin-skinned individuals.  Unfortunately that's the nature of the business and isn't likely to ever change.  I'd rather each promotion focus on its own matters and let the fans and their ticket money decide who's doing things "right" or "wrong"...but other people prefer to cling to old grudges from 10-15 years ago.  Oh well.

Upcoming commentaries:  Wrestling Over Everything from Sunday the 15th in Centreville, IL; Dynamo Pro Wrestling from last night in St. Louis, MO.

The next few weeks look like this:
-Saturday 4/28:  Pro Wrestling Championship Series in Alton, IL
-Friday 5/4:  Dynamo Pro Wrestling in Glen Carbon, IL
-Saturday 5/5:  Dynamo Pro Wrestling in St. Louis, MO(afternoon/Cinco De Mayo Festival); World League Wrestling in Troy, MO(evening);
-Sunday 5/6:  Glory Pro Wrestling in Collinsville, IL
-Saturday 5/12:  MMWA in St. Louis, MO
-Saturday 5/19:  Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling in East Carondelet, IL
-Sunday 5/20:  Glory Pro/Resurgence in Swansea, IL; Wrestling Over Everything in Centreville, IL

That's my special comment for this, the twenty-first wrestling show I've attended in the year 2018.  Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph & "Showtime" Percy Watson.
-Karl Anderson(w/ Luke Gallows) d. Curt Hawkins after the flying neckbreaker off the top rope (5:15).
-Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado(w/ Kalisto) d. T.J. Perkins & Ariya Daivari when Dorado pinned T.J.P. with the shooting star press (5:42 aired).

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday DPW Results From St. Louis, MO

-”The Warhorse” Jake Parnell was unable to compete due to Missouri blood work, so a triple threat match was set up to fill the final spot in the ladder match.
-“The Mercenary” Graham Bell won a triple threat match with “The Gypsy Warrior” Orion Creed and Roy “The Strangler” Lewis when he pinned Lewis after a kneedrop curbstomp (8:02).
-Jackal & “The Spanish Red Devil” Ricky Rodriguez d. Tony Esteem & Jimmi LaFleur; Esteem had his arm in a sling and never tagged into the match, simply taking cheapshots from the floor. Jackal got the pin on LaFleur after he and Ricky hit a legsweep/spinning heel kick combo (7:24).
-”The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb d. “The Heartthrob” Jaden Roller with the Asai DDT (6:50).
-The Agents Of Chaos(Viktor Von Stein & Xavier Shadowz) d. Outtkast & “The Caramel Bear” C.J. Shine to retain the Tag Team Titles. Outtkast had things going his way when Shine turned on his partner out of nowhere, dropping him with a TKO. Von Stein took advantage to score the pin (11:48).
-Miss Monica Passeri won a triple threat match with Tootie Lynn Ramsey and Savanna Stone when she made Savanna tap out to a tilt-a-whirl Fujiwara armbar (8:22).
-”K.B. Violence” Karim Brigante d. Jack Gamble with the pop-up forearm smash to retain the MWR Missouri Title (13:31).
-Jayden Dominic Rose won a six-way ladder match with Mike Outlaw, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge, “The Valedictorian” Keon Option, The Snitch, and “The Mercenary” Graham Bell to win the vacant D-1 Title; Rose retrieved the belt from above the ring despite Snitch dumping him off the ladder onto the other competitors on the floor (18:58).