Monday, October 12, 2015


-Commentators:  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Tag Team Champions The New Day(Big E Langston & Kofi Kingston)(w/Xavier Woods) d. Randy Orton & Dean Ambrose(non-title) when Kofi shoved Orton into Ambrose and rolled up Orton for the pin (11:17 aired)
-Nikki Bella(w/ Brie Bella & Alicia Fox) d. Naomi Night(w/ "The Boss" Sasha Banks & Tamina Snuka) with the Rack Attack(torture-rack drop) (4:57).
-John Cena d. Dolph Ziggler with the second F-U of the match to retain the U.S. Title (14:15 aired).
-The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) d. The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor) when D-Von pinned Viktor after the Dudley Death Drop (2:42).
-Sheamus O'Shaunessy & King Wade "Bad News" Barrett d. Antonio Cesaro & "The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville; Sheamus pinned Neville after Barrett hit Neville with a Royal Bullhammer from the floor (3:48).
-Roman Reigns d. Braun Strowman(w/ Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper) by countout after a Superman Punch on the floor (7:50).
-Ryback d. Alexander Rusev(w/ Summer Rae) via Shellshock (3:05).  After the match, Summer dumped Rusev over the real-life headlines regarding his engagement to Lana Perry.
-Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens d. Kalisto(w/ Sin Cara)(non-title) by countering a flying rana off the second rope with a powerbomb (3:49).
-Brie Bella & Alicia Fox(w/ Nikki Bella) d. Women's Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch(w/ Natalya Neidhart); Paige Knight did commentary.  A cheapshot by Nikki led to Brie pinning Charlotte after a dropkick off the second rope (3:04).
-Kane d. WWE Champion Seth Rollins with the Tombstone in a non-title lumberjack match (8:20).

Anarchy Wrestling TV #505

-Commentators:  Brett Wolverton & John "The Body" Johnson.
-Jacob Ashworth won a four-way dance with T.V. Champion "The Encore" Kevin Blue, "The Violence Artist" Trever Aeon, and Young Lions' Champion Jeremy Foster to win both championships.  Blue and Aeon dogpiled Foster for the first elimination after Aeon's DDT (7:31 aired).  Blue rolled up his stablemate Aeon with a handful of tights to pin him (9:13 aired).  Blue kicked out after Ashworth's inverted swinging neckbreaker, but Ashworth hit a hanging version of the move for the final elimination (14:19 aired).
-"Wild" Billy Buck d. Jagged Edge(w/ Miss Rachael) in a bullrope match to win the Heavyweight Title.  Rachael interfered but Jagged accidentally hit her with the cowbell, leading to "The Modern Classic" B.J. Hancock carrying her to the backstage area.  Buck got the win for his third Heavyweight Title after the third Buckshot superkick of the match (13:48 aired).  After the match, Jagged grabbed the belt away from the timekeeper but he graciously handed it to Buck and left the ring.

MMWA Special Comment

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

DISCLAIMER:  I'm biased.  Deal with it.

After missing last week's wrestling shows, I had a full weekend this time around...while I had a family outing on Saturday evening, I left early enough to make it to the beautiful and/or historic S.B.A.C. for the month's festivities.  There was a LOT happening in the St. Louis area on Saturday...beyond the obvious baseball playoff game and WWE house show, I drove past a bunch of Oktoberfest gatherings on Broadway.  Attendance was noticably lower than usual, but still a respectable turnout that most independent shows would be happy to have.

I hadn't been to a WWE live event in several years, though it would have been cool to see Sasha Banks and The New Day.  Sasha didn't wrestle(probably taking a well-earned rest after the Ironman Match on Wednesday) but was at ringside for Team B.A.D.'s match.  Tyler Breeze was a surprise addition to the house show tour; would have been cool to see him as well.

Your ring announcer was Ben Simon; your referees were Brian Stoltz & Jay King.

Prince Moses vs. Tag Team Champion Brandon Espinosa:  Randomly, Espy wrestled twice on this show as he also had a scheduled Tag Team Title defense.  Moses is the newest graduate of the MMWA training center and this was his in-ring debut; it was pushed as "student vs. trainer".  That reminded me of how the new guys would usually wrestle Johnny Courageous when he was the head trainer, though Courageous was a solid fan favorite while Espy is a rulebreaker in this promotion.  Espy targeted the arm to lead up to his new finisher; the finishing sequence saw Espinosa deliver a deadlift superplex, hold on for a double-underhook suplex, then drop straight into the cross-armbreaker for the tapout in 11:56.

Ben Simon interviewed Gary Jackson about his King Of St. Louis Cup Tournament win; needless to say, his goal is the Heavyweight Title.  That brought Commissioner Jim Harris and new champion Kevin Lee Davidson to the ring and the match was made for later in the evening.  K.L.D. committed the sin of interrupting THE RULES~!...ooh.

"Da Bomb" Brian James vs. LaMarcus Clinton:  According to Ben Simon, T.V. Champion Attila Khan's "agent" had contacted MMWA management about the scheduled championship match.  Khan would not participate due to "unfair" circumstances, so that led to this contenders' match as L.M.C. was also owed a shot at the belt.  James is a guy who I would like to see work with more of the younger competitors in the area; he's a solid worker with a lot of experience who could teach them a lot.  I thought their previous encounter was oddly short and was hoping for a longer matchup here, but they had another short one for whatever reason.  James won with his signature sitout gourdbuster in 4:25.

J-Mal Swagg vs. "The Black Panther" Johnathon Zulu(w/ Andrew Wilder) for the Jr. Heavyweight Title:  Wilder came out with his tag team partner but returned to the backstage area before the opening bell.  I haven't seen a whole lot of Zulu and he still seems a bit green.  The match was decent enough; Swagg took Zulu down into a Crippler Crossface out of nowhere for the tapout in 7:13.  Billy Diamond hit the ring(I wasn't at the best angle to see if he was involved in the finish) but Wilder immediately cut him off, leading to an impromptu matchup...

Andrew "The Wolf" Wilder vs. "Wildchild" Billy Diamond:  I wasn't sure how well these two would work together, but I think the match clicked nicely for what it was.  I had wondered if they were building a storyline where the old guard would return to reclaim their turf from the young doesn't look that way so far, though Diamond was wearing a "Connection" T-shirt.  Diamond worked on Wilder's arm, thus impairing his ability to hit his Call Of The Wild(inverted swinging neckbreaker) finisher.  Despite that, he still needed underhanded tactics to win; he brought in his kendo stick and the referee took it away, but that was merely a feint to allow him an undetected kick to the Universal Weak Point(tm).  Diamond finished with a Stone Cold Stunner in 7:11...then dished out some post-match abuse with the kendo stick until Commissioner Harris ordered him to the backstage area.

Intermission~!  Concessions:  Two sodas and a box of popcorn(the latter courtesy of Drew Abbenhaus)...I had a lot to eat at my family's bonfire earlier in the evening so I wasn't overly hungry.  Promoter Tony Casta spoke to the fans along with visiting Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling promoter Herb Simmons, pushing the following weekend's SICW show and the St. Louis Wrestling Hall Of Fame inductions(Ed Smith and Bill Apter).

The Eternals(Brandon Espinosa & Ace Hawkins) vs. Varik Morgan for the Tag Team Titles, countout-and-DQ-rules-waived:  This was scheduled to be a rematch for Morgan and Tommy Dallas, who had defeated the titleholders by disqualification in September.  Morgan came out like a man who had been wronged, carrying a chair for good measure...Espinosa insinuated that Dallas had some sort of "accident" that caused his absence.  Morgan was willing to fight on his own, so it turned into an impromptu handicap bout with the previous stipulation still in effect.  The champs were probably in greater danger of losing their belts on a fluke DQ, given the situation...they still had a few miscommunications that led to upset teases for Morgan.  However, as Ace himself as taught us in the past, two is greater than one...Hawkins got the pin after a fallaway powerbomb/Ace Crusher combo with Espy in 11:37.

Ben Simon acknowledged the presence of former MMWA Women's Champion Poison Ivy in the audience...she was a bit before my time.

Barackus vs. Da'Marius Jones:  Jones was coming off a rough few months; his title reign was cut short by A.J. Williams' shenanigans, then Kevin Lee Davidson got involved and stole the belt out from under their noses.  As a result, he had a more aggressive streak in this battle of fan favorites; that seemed to sway the audience support in favor of the big man Barackus.  Barackus kicked out after Jones' Paydirt finisher, leaving him desperate for a way to a missed avalanche gave Da'Marius the opportunity to get the rollup pin with feet on the ropes(HEEL~!) in 7:07.  Jones offered a post-match handshake, then took the cheapshot with a kick to the groin...ladies and gentlemen, we have a heel turn.

Moondog Rover vs. "The Enforcer" Jimmy D:  Rover was looking to rebound from his loss of the T.V. Title to Khan in September.  Trademark weapons were plentiful around ringside with Moondog's bone and Jimmy D's baseball bat within easy reach.  The brawl ended with D blatantly coldcocking Moondog with a chain wrapped around his fist, drawing a DQ in 8:30...this feud MUST CONTINUE~!

Kevin Lee Davidson vs. "Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson for the Heavyweight Title:  The Survivor/Battle Royal Title seems to have been retired as K.L.D. only brought the big belt with him.  Also, he wore his traditional wrestling gear as opposed to his bodyguard attire.  Davidson showed surprising agility with a nice spinning heel kick...didn't see that coming.  Other than that, it was a really good David/Goliath story with the experience factor added on top of that...Gary finally got him down and dropped the big elbow before going for the Texas Cloverleaf.  However, K.L.D. kicked him away and took a hike with his belt...with the champion long time, the referee called for the bell and the "technical countout" in 7:09.  Jackson won the match but not the title...Gary was upset about the outcome, but Davidson had left the building so nothing could be done on this night.

No post-show activities for yours truly...Drew left a bit earlier than I did and Brian Kelley was out at Metro Pro Wrestling in Kansas City, so I headed home to get some rest.  My weekend wasn't quite over, but that's another story for another commentary...Same Pat-Time, Same Pat-Channel.

Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Outlaw Wrestling Results From Centralia, IL

-The Viking War Party("The Gordiest Viking" Frank Wyatt & "The Littlest Viking" Jake Parnell) d. The Firm(Dustin LeVey & Slade Sludge); Wyatt pinned LeVey after an Oklahoma Stampede as Parnell pinned Sludge after a top-rope double-stomp with Sludge in Tree Of Woe position (11:35).
-Manimal d. Weylin The Mangler after a big splash (6:35).
-J.J. Garrett won a six-way dance with Mike Outlaw, Stephen Wolf, Farmer Billy Hills, Justin D'Air, and Nick Doepp.  Eliminations:  Hills pinned Doepp after a lariat (4:17).  Hills pinned D'Air after a muscle buster (5:55).  Wolf pinned Hills after a top-rope advanced curbstomp followed by a shooting star press (6:50).  Garrett pinned Wolf after a frog splash (7:06).  Garrett pinned Outlaw for the win after the frog splash (8:52).
-Guns & Beer(Bo Gott & Duke Cornell) d. The Age Of Alternative(Danny Adams & Austin Blackburn)(w/ Ozzie Gallagher) when Gott pinned Blackburn after a double-team elevated neckbreaker (7:25).
-"The Money" Matt Cage d. Paco Gonzalez after the Money Clip(fireman's-carry into a roundhouse right) (14:09).
-Big Chris Mac d. "The American Viking" Alexandre Rudolph after a turnbuckle powerbomb and his second standing moonsault of the match (13:25).
-Bull Bronson won a triple threat match with "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin and "The Bad Wolf" Blake Belakis to retain the Heavyweight Title; Elgin hit Belakis with the turnbuckle powerbomb, but Bronson broke up the spiral bomb attempt and delivered his own powerbomb on Belakis.  Bull turned Blake over into a Boston crab for the tapout (10:14).
-Roscoe Eat Lisa("The Big Mustache On Campus" Mikey McFinnegan & "Zesty" Zakk Sawyers) d. Lethal Injection(Brad & Briar Mercury) when McFinnegan pinned Briar after a Northern Lights Bomb/re-entry neckbreaker drop combo (about 15:00).
-"The Alternative" Ozzie Gallagher won a four-corner match with Gary Jay, Jeff O'Shea, and Cash Borden to become the first Gunslinger Champion when he rolled up Borden with a handful of tights (about 11:00).
-The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) won a hardcore triple threat match with The Goon Squad(Deadly Dale & Idol Bane)(C)(w/ Luscious Leo) and The Tryout Show Rejects(Reed Bentley & John Wayne Murdoch) to win the Tag Team Titles; Devin pinned Murdoch after the Hooligans' sitout Tombstone/top-rope double-stomp combo (about 14:00).

Weekend wrestling

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Jimmy Uso.
-Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens ran his mouth to start the show and ran down the commentary team for not trumpeting his exploits more than they did at Madison Square Garden.  This got under the skin of Jimmy Uso, who confronted Owens to set up a match later in the show.
-Naomi Night(w/ Tamina Snuka) d. Paige Knight with a bridging O'Connor Roll (8:07 aired).
-Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens d. Jimmy Uso(non-title) with the pop-up powerbomb (7:41 aired).


-Commentators:  Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino.
-Match 4 Of Best-Of-5 Series:  Matt Sydal d. A.C.H. with the shooting star press (11:39 aired).  The Addiction("The Almighty" Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, & Chris Sabin) attacked both men after the match.  They wanted to confront the new Tag Team Champions The Kingdom(Michael Bennett & Matt Taven), but they instead got the All Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus)...that set up a match for next week.
-"The Last Real Man" Silas Young & "The Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester d. The Boys(Brandon & Brent Tate) when Young pinned Brandon after the Misery(TKO) (1:47).
-Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal(w/ Truth Martini) d. Takaaki Watanabe after a mule kick and the Lethal Injection(rope-handspring Cutter), retaining the T.V. Title (8:33 aired).
-Next week:  All Night Express vs. Addiction, plus Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Page in a no-DQ match.

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentator:  Drew Abbenhaus.
-"Your Canadian Hero" Sean Vincent d. "Volatile" Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre) in a strap match with Wyldefyre handcuffed to the ringpost; if Wylde had won, Vincent would have been forced to leave SICW. Wylde delivered the Wylde Ride(Flatliner) on Vincent to cut him off from tagging the last turnbuckle, then hogtied him with the strap and tagged three corners (not realizing that Vincent was tagging the corners behind him). The two fought for the final turnbuckle and Wyldefyre attempted to interfere with her loaded purse, but hit her own man by mistake and Vincent tagged the final turnbuckle for the victory! Due to Vincent's win, Curtis Wylde and Wyldefyre had to become his servants for a whole weekend.
-Drew interviewed Ron Powers about his upcoming Classic Title shot at Flash Flanagan.
-Flashback:  Cowboy Bob Orton d. Greg Lake with an abdominal stretch.

Saturday WWE House Show Results From St. Louis, MO

Credit to

-"R-Truth" Ron Killings d. Tyler Breeze with a sunset flip.
-Jimmy Uso d. Heath Slater after a superkick.
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville d. Heath Slater with the Red Arrow(corkscrew shooting star press).
-Alexander Rusev(w/ Summer Rae) d. Mark Henry with the Accolade(camel clutch).
-The New Day(Big E Langston & Xavier Woods)(w/ Kofi Kingston) won a three-way dance with The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) and The Prime Time Players(Titus O'Neil & Darren Young) to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Women's Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch d. Naomi Night & Tamina Snuka(w/ "The Boss" Sasha Banks) when Charlotte pinned Tamina after a spear.
-Ryback d. Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens by DQ after a thumb to the eye.
-Roman Reigns & Randy Orton d. Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman when Orton pinned Wyatt after the RKO.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday MMWA Results From St. Louis, MO

-Tag Team Champion Brandon Espinosa d. Prince Moses with the cross-armbreaker (11:56).
-"Da Bomb" Brian James d. LaMarcus Clinton via sitout gourdbuster (4:25).
-J-Mal Swagg d. "The Black Panther" Johnathon Zulu(w/ Andrew "The Wolf" Wilder) with a Crippler Crossface to retain the Jr. Heavyweight Title (7:13).  "Wildchild" Billy Diamond attacked Zulu after the match but Wilder made the save, leading to an impromptu matchup.
-"Wildchild" Billy Diamond d. Andrew "The Wolf" Wilder; the referee took his kendo stick away from him, but that allowed Diamond to kick Wilder in the groin behind the official's back before finishing with a Stone Cold Stunner (7:11).  Diamond beat down Wilder with his kendo stick after the match.
-The Eternals(Brandon Espinosa & Ace Hawkins) d. Varik Morgan in a handicap match to retain the Tag Team Titles in a match where the belts could have changed hands on a countout or DQ; Espinosa claimed that Tommy Dallas "had an accident" and wouldn't be there.  Hawkins pinned Morgan after a fallaway powerbomb/Ace Crusher combo with Espy (11:37).
-Da'Marius Jones d. Barackus via rollup with feet on the ropes (7:07).  Da'Marius offered a post-match handshake only to deliver a cheapshot kick to the groin.
-Moondog Rover d. "The Enforcer" Jimmy D by DQ when D hit Rover with a chain (8:30).
-"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson d. Heavyweight Champion Kevin Lee Davidson by countout; Jackson had control and nearly got K.L.D. in the Texas Cloverleaf, but K.L.D. kicked him away and took a walk with his title belt for the "technical countout" (7:09).  Gary protested the outcome and demanded that K.L.D. return to face him again, but to no avail.  Gary asked Commissioner Jim Harris to sign the rematch...either a lumberjack match or a strap match to keep him from running away.