Thursday, April 28, 2016

Comedy Parts 680-1: Hey Guys + Fitz's

Location: Hey Guys Comedy
Emcee: Brian McDowell
After: Lucas Hinderliter
Before: Ryan Dalton

Location: Fitz's
Emcee: Andrew Mihalevich
After: Tom Hill
Before: Casey Paulsen

My vacation week continued as I performed at Hey Guys' weekly open-mic and also went to Fitz's.  I felt like I had a good set at Hey Guys as I worked on some of my newer jokes.  As for Fitz's, there weren't many non-comics and the audience had thinned from there...I went up fairly late and just decided to use my notebook to dust off some older jokes.  I had a good time with it, at any rate.  Friday evening will be a unique adventure as I'm doing a show in Effingham with several comics from around the Midwest...should be fun.  Woo.

WWE NXT

-Commentators:  Tom Phillips & Corey Graves.
-NXT Women's Champion Asuka Urai d. Eva Marie (non-title) after the spinning roundhouse kick (9:29 aired); Nia Jax came out midway through the match but didn't interfere.  Asuka and Nia had a post-match staredown.
-Highlights were shown from this past weekend in Lowell, Massachusetts when Samoa Joe defeated Finn Bálor to win the NXT Title.
-Backstage:  New NXT Champion Samoa Joe said that his title win was inevitable...Bálor barely survived his previous encounters with Joe, but he wasn't so lucky this time.
-The Revival(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) d. Matt Lee & Jeff Parker(aka Shane Matthews & Scott Parker of 3.0) when Wilder pinned Lee after he and Dawson hit the Shatter Machine(Flapjack-into-Codebreaker) (3:13).
-The Hype Bros(Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) d. Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy when Ryder pinned Blake after the Hype Ryder(Mojo pickup/Zack second-rope Rough Ryder) (4:45).  Dawson & Wilder attacked Ryder & Mojo after the match.
-Carmella Van Damme d. Aliyah Areebi via push-up headscissors submission (3:21).
-Shinsuke Nakamura d. Elias Samson after the Kinshasa(flying knee strike) (4:23).

WIA Special Comment

Now, as promised, a special comment about Sunday's Wrestling Invades America show at the Improvement Hall in Swansea, Illinois.

DISCLAIMER:  I'm biased.  Deal with it.

Real life intervened in a few regards in these past few weeks; I had rented a vehicle the previous weekend with the intention of using it for a day or two, not a week and a half.  As of Monday, I am the proud leaser of a 2016 Nissan Sentra...my first new car and my first vehicle lease.  The 2009 Chevy Aveo served me well for the past six years, but when things go kablooey like they did and one gets overcharged at one's traditional place of vehicular maintenance, one has to make big decisions.

The two wrestling shows on Saturday(Dynamo and High Risk) were on the other side of Missouri, so I took a pass and went to the comedy club on Saturday night after my compatriot Brandon Barr made a last-ditch attempt to fix the Aveo.  Thankfully WIA's Sunday offering was close to home so the trip was negligible.  Attendance was a bit lighter than usual, but live entertainment in the St. Louis area is battling the double-whammy of nicer weather and an overload of sports (Cardinals baseball season starting, Blues hockey season continuing)...I've seen it in local comedy as well.

Your ring announcer was Ben Simon; your referees were Jason Pemberton & Jaylen Davis.

Big Jim Hoffarth wanted to get some revenge on Jimmy D & Bobby D, but neither was in the house...as a result, Hoffarth issued a challenge for the May 22nd show to get one or both of them in the ring.

The promo cavalcade continued as The Landlord attempted to recruit Heavyweight Champion Kevin Lee Davidson, but K.L.D. turned him down in no uncertain terms.  I have trouble keeping track of who's in charge at WIA...I think Landlord is General Manager, but Tyler Copeland is occasionally acknowledged as the real-life promoter.  Landlord seemed to take the champion's decision in stride, but we would see later that that was not the case...

Prince Moses vs. Da'Marius Jones:  These two are on opposite sides of the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance's tag team division as Moses is one-half of the Tag Champs there and Jones is a former titleholder.  My dumb idea is that Moses' axe kick should be called something along the lines of the "Red Sea Parting".  (See, cuz Moses...*ducks thrown objects*)  Moses debuted in October and has been progressing nicely in his rookie year, from what I've seen.  The ceiling of the Swansea venue is not very cooperative when it comes to the high-flyers...Moses had to deliver his finishing Meteora(flying double-kneedrive) off the second rope, scoring the victory in 9:23.  It looked like he may have hurt his knee on the landing, but he seemed okay later in the evening.  Moses challenged Interstate Champion Leone Mephisto to defend his title against him in a straight-up match, rather than challenging him after he'd just competed in a tough battle royal...we'll see if that comes to fruition.

Ben Simon welcomed Kandi Kane back to WIA for the first time in several months...but she didn't get to say much before "Infamous" Tyler Copeland interrupted her.  Kandi upset Copeland in her debut about a year ago, but that didn't seem to change Copeland's misogynist attitude as he told her to go make him a sandwich.  She seemed ready to leave peacefully to shut him up, but LaMarcus Clinton stood up for her and the impromptu match was set up...

LaMarcus Clinton(w/ Kandi Kane) vs. "Infamous" Tyler Copeland:  L.M.C. got his hair cut short and no longer has the wig...I am shocked and saddened by this.  These two had a good matchup at Pro Wrestling Epic last year with Copeland picking up the victory...they got a bit more time in this rematch.  The referee was knocked down(it was the only match officiated by Jaylen Davis as Pemberton handled the rest of the card) and Copeland brought in a chair, but Kandi took it away from him...only to set it down on the mat, allowing Copeland to deliver his finishing curbstomp onto the chair.  Ladies and gentlemen, we have a heel turn...and Copeland revived the referee to count three in 8:27.  The turn produced an audience reaction of essentially "Huh?"...I had a feeling it might happen, then realized it when she didn't immediately attack Tyler with the chair.  I'd heard rumors of WIA starting a women's division and I imagine Kandi would be one of the main players in that...I've been wanting to see women's wrestling get a higher profile on the local scene, especially since World League Wrestling is the only area promotion with a Women's Championship.  Hopefully that'll happen in the near future.

Adam Caster & Tony Kozina vs. Beauty & The Beast(Stevie Fierce & Rob Matter) for the Tag Team Titles:  Fierce & Matter didn't get much pre-show hype for this appearance, unfortunately.  I had seen Fierce once or twice before(at St. Louis Anarchy?) but hadn't seen Matter before.  I had commented to a friend that Caster & Kozina looked like a before-and-after picture of SOME kind...the friend suggested "father and son", which seemed fitting.  Caster is a Tag Champ in two area promotions with different partners; he co-holds the St. Louis Anarchy Tag Team Titles with Evan Gelistico in The Cause.  One of the challenged slipped on the ropes as they executed a spike version of the Unprettier on Kozina, but they still managed to hit it well enough for a near-fall as Caster broke up the pin.  A blind tag allowed Caster to spear Matter for the win in 13:25 after my current pet peeve of a guy rallying after a hot tag, only to immediately tag his banged-up partner back into the fray...oh well.

Everett Connors vs. Brandon Espinosa:  Hadn't seen Connors in a few months, but he was looking to make a statement in this matchup against one of his mentors.  Espy didn't seem to take Connors seriously in the early going, but Connors made him pay for that cavalier attitude.  The low ceiling was a hindrance in this match, but they made the most of the environment they had.  Connors survived the best of Espinosa's arsenal and kept coming back for more, but a brainbuster finally ended the battle in 16:23(!).  After the match, Espy noted that Connors started out as one of his trainees but, like others before him, moved on to train under former Ring Of Honor Heavyweight Champion Michael Elgin.  Espinosa congratulated Connors on a hard-fought battle, but told Connors to make a choice between himself and Elgin...

Intermission~!  Official Ben Simon Concession Count(tm):  Fitz's root beer, Ski soda(I support local businesses~!), and pepperoni/sausage pizza.  A few years ago I might have partaken in the "grenade"-style chicken wings, but not nowadays...a bit too spicy for my taste.  Wasabi AND horseradish among other incendiary ingredients?  Eep.

Trystan Brady Shadeux made a big entrance with his new protege Paulie Ravastelli, but they were interrupted by Vuluum and his cornerperson under a similar robe.  Shadeux didn't seem to take the getup seriously, but Vuluum proceeded to "Force-choke" Ravastelli:  He held out his hand and clenched his grip as Ravastelli fell to the mat like he was being throttled.  Shadeux ran away from the masked man, who threatened to continue his pursuit of the evil forces in WIA...the fans didn't seem to know what to make of all of that.

Leone Mephisto vs. Billy McNeil vs. Ace Hawkins for the Interstate Title:  McNeil came out in sailor's garb and said that he was planning to buy a boat with the winner's/champion's share of the purse money.  After a few choice words for Prince Moses(during which he emphatically denied him another title opportunity), Mephisto attacked Billy before Hawkins could even make his entrance.  Oddly, that was probably a sound strategy as McNeil and Hawkins have been allies in recent months.  (Their tag team name is "Fearless Bueller".)  Each pairing out of the three wrestlers had a turn in the ring, with McNeil and Hawkins being more sportsmanlike toward each other as opposed to Mephisto's win-at-all-costs mentality.  The no-countout-no-DQ environment of a triple threat match eliminated Mephisto's championship advantage, but the titleholder took advantage of the format by handcuffing Hawkins to the ropes.  With one opponent taken out of the situation, Mephisto was able to finish off McNeil with the Air Raid Crash and pin him with feet on the ropes in 12:08.  Ace was furious afterwards and challenged Mephisto to face him one-on-one...he even directed his rage at the video commentary crew of Taylor Champion and Trystan Brady Shadeux.

Heavyweight Champion Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Pro Wrestling Epic Heavyweight Champion Brandon Aarons, non-title:  I could have sworn this was originally billed as a title-vs.-title bout, but I guess not.  It played out as a battle of fan favorites despite their encounters in other promotions where K.L.D. is a rulebreaker...it could have realistically gone in either direction, but politics abound when the champions of two independent promotions square off (even if the promotions in question are on friendly terms).  I'm honestly wondering about the status of PWE as they haven't had a show since November.  At any rate, the non-finish was probably a necessity as Tyler Copeland and Barackus attacked both guys for the no-contest in 12:48.  They hated each other not too long ago, but I guess money talks as they were both wearing Landlord T-shirts and were accompanied by the man himself.  Landlord got his payback on K.L.D. for rejecting his allegiance and I imagine Aarons just happened to be in the crossfire...so the two champions now have common enemies.

A lot was set up for the next show on May 22nd, which was a nice touch and cool to see...it's always good to have at least one match(preferably the main event but not always) to hype for the next event.  Next Saturday has Pro Wrestling Championship Series in Granite City, IL and Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling in Millstadt...on the Missouri side, there's New Breed Wrestling in Sedalia and Gateway Elite Wrestling in Camdenton.

That's my special comment for this, the sixteenth wrestling show I've attended in the year 2016.  Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Comedy Parts 678-9: First At Helium, Last At Crow's Nest

Location: Helium Comedy Club
Host: Jeremy Hellwig
After: Jeremy Hellwig
Before: Sarah Pearl

Location: Crow's Nest (Wild Card Comedy)
Host: Tree Sanchez
After: Casey Paulsen
Before: None(on last)

While I didn't make the open-mic list at Helium this week, I was asked to do a special "host audition" showcase on Wednesday night along with a half-dozen other local comedians.  It was a chance for us to do longer sets and club announcements in preparation for weekend emcee bookings...woo.  Ben Simon and his female friend attended the show, which I appreciated since I had a few comp tickets to dole out.  I felt like I lost some momentum in the second half of my set, but I filled it out well and nailed the announcements...woo.  I got some good feedback from manager Andrew...regional material may not fly as well in different areas(i.e. references to Bellevegas or Washington Park).

From there, I made my way to The Crow's Nest for Wild Card Comedy...the bar was very chatty, but I crossed paths with familiar face Justin Poole in the house.  I went on last and figured out pretty quickly that the people weren't listening to regular material, so I went to the card-drawing.  I whiffed on two cards(Do Pun-To Others and Rad Lib)...it was weird as I have several pun-related jokes but totally blanked on them.  As for the other one, crowd work may be my biggest onstage weakness...urgh.  The third card was Is This Thing On, meaning I did my last joke sans microphone.  That went slightly better and my overall set went slightly better than anticipated...I had a few things planned as I had wanted to avoid repeating anything I did at Helium, but the plan went out the window in a hurry.  Ah well...I need to learn to do more things on the fly while on stage.  Next up is another doubleheader on Thursday night:  Hey Guys Comedy, then Fitz's!

TNA Impact (Sacrifice)

-Commentators:  Josh Mathews & D'Angelo Dinero.
-R.I.P. Joanie "Chyna" Laurer.
-Drew Galloway d. Tyrus Clay(w/ Rockstar Spud) with the Future Shock(double-underhook DDT) to retain the Heavyweight Title (7:56).
-Rosemary Rush(w/ Crazzy Steve) d. Gail Kim after Maria Kanellis-Bennett distracted Gail, leading to Rosemary blinding Gail with green mist and winning with an F-5 (6:09).
-The Decay(Abyss & Crazzy Steve)(w/ Rosemary Rush) d. Beer Money(Bobby Roode & James Storm) in a Valley Of Shadows Match to win the Tag Team Titles; Rosemary stopped Roode with a low blow and Abyss chokeslammed him onto thumbtacks, leading to the Decay members dogpiling Roode for the three-count (10:30 aired).
-Bram Cameron d. Eric Young in a falls-count-anywhere match to win the King Of The Mountain Title.  Bram stopped an attempted piledriver off the apron with a low blow, then finished with the Brighter Side Of Suffering(elevated DDT) off the ring apron and through a table (6:30).
-Mike Bennett(w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) d. Ethan Carter III.  Maria interrupted the referee's count after EC3 hit the One-Percenter(headlock driver).  Bennett recovered to win by kicking off the turnbuckles to counter a cobra clutch, flipping on top for the pin (11:13 aired).  This was EC3's first one-on-one pinfall/submission loss in TNA.

Comedy Part 677: Vacation Week Begins

Location: Westport Funny Bone
Emcee: Nathan Orton
After: Andrew Topping
Before: Brandon Barr

Honestly wasn't holding high expectations for making the list...I went on late(third-to-last) so I had some time to figure out my set.  Had a few newer bits to try out, mostly based on my transportation adventures in the past few weeks...I feel like my set went over pretty well, so woo.  I've got a full week ahead of me:  Showcase at Helium tonight and possibly Crow's Nest after that, Hey Guys and probably Fitz's on Thursday, and Effingham(!) on Friday...hope to see you at a show!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This week in wrestling

WWE(www.wwe.com)

Main Event this week has:
-Jack Swagger vs. Kevin Owens
-Zack Ryder & Johnny Fandango vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
-Dolph Ziggler vs. Rick Viktor

NXT this Wednesday has:
-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias Samson
-Asuka Urai vs. Eva Marie
-The Revival(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs. Scott Parker & Shane Matthews
-The Hype Bros(Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) vs. Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy
-Carmella Van Damme vs. Aliyah Areebi

Superstars this week has:
-Kalisto vs. Tyler Breeze
-Zack Ryder vs. D-Von Dudley

Smackdown on Thursday has:
-Roman Reigns vs. Mike Mizanin
-Kalisto, Antonio Cesaro, & Sami Zayn vs. Sheamus O'Shaunessy, Alberto Del Rio, & Alexander Rusev
-Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. The Social Outcasts
-Apollo Crews vs. Stardust
-Damien Sandow vs. Baron Corbin

Payback is on Sunday 5/1:
-Roman Reigns vs. A.J. Styles - WWE Title
-Mike Mizanin vs. Antonio Cesaro - Intercontinental Title
-Kalisto vs. Ryback - U.S. Title
-Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya Neidhart - Women's Title
-Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
-Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
-Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. The Vaudevillains(Aiden English & Simon Gotch) - Tag Team Contenders' Tournament Final
-Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

Raw is on Monday 5/2 in St. Louis, MO:
-Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, & A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt, & Chris Jericho

TNA(www.tnawrestling.com)

Impact next Tuesday has:
-Ethan Carter III vs. Rockstar Spud - Cage Match
-Bram Cameron vs. Robbie Eckos vs. Jessie Godderz vs. Eli Drake vs. Andrew Everett - King Of The Mountain Title
-Trevor Lee vs. Mark Andrews
-Jeff Hardy vs. Mike Bennett
-James Storm vs. Abyss
-Drew Galloway vs. Eli Drake

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

ROH TV this week has:
-Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Moose, & Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Yujiro Takahashi, & Cody Hall
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows

Next show is Saturday 4/30 in West Warwick, RI:
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) vs. reDRagon(Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. The Motor City Machineguns(Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)
-Jay Lethal vs. Vinny Marseglia
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. The All Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus)
-Sumie Sakai vs. Taeler Hendrix

ROH returns to the St. Louis area on Friday 6/3 in Collinsville, IL.

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

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

LUCHA UNDERGROUND(www.luchaunderground.com)

This week's episode has:
-Brian Cage vs. Johnny Mundo - Cage Match For Aztec Medallion #3
-Son Of Havoc, Angélico, & Ivelisse Velez vs. The Crew(Cortez Castro & Mr. Cisco) & Joey Ryan vs. Rey Misterio Jr., Prince Puma, & Dragon Azteca Jr. vs. Fenix, Jack Evans, & P.J. Black - Trios Titles

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ST. LOUIS ANARCHY(www.slawrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 5/20 in Alton, IL:
-Davey Vega vs. T.J. Perkins
-Gary Jay vs. Jonathan Gresham
-The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. Team I.O.U.(Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful) - Tag Team Contenders Tournament
-The Viking War Party(Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell) vs. Roscoe Eat Lisa(Zakk Sawyers & Mikey McFinnegan) - Tag Team Contenders Tournament

SLA has a show on Saturday 5/21 in Alton, IL:
-Tag Team Contenders Tournament Final
-Gary Jay vs. Trik Davis
-Paco Gonzalez vs. Andy Dalton

DPW(www.dynamoprowrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/7 in Fenton, MO:
-Ricky Cruz vs. Brandon Espinosa - MWR Missouri Title
-The Professionals(Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby) vs. High Level Enterprise(Jack Gamble & Jon Webb) - Tag Team Titles
-Makaze vs. Ozzie Gallagher

SICW(www.sicw.org)

Next show is Saturday 4/30 in Millstadt, IL:
-Ron Powers vs. Bubba Troll - Classic Title
-Beautiful Bobby Dean vs. Little Kato

SICW has a show on Saturday 5/21 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal
-Gary Jackson vs. Curtis Wylde - Wyldefyre Locked In A Cage

MMWA(www.southbroadwayac.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/14 in St. Louis, MO:
-The Family(Prince Moses & Damion Cortess) vs. The Eternals(Brandon Espinosa & Ace Hawkins) - Tag Team Titles
-Big Jim Hoffarth & Moondog Rover vs. Jimmy D & ?

PWCS(www.pwcswrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 4/30 in Granite City, IL:
-Steven Kennedy(Resurgence) vs. K.C. Karrington(Ego Busters) - Last-Man-Standing Match
-Davey Vega(Resurgence) vs. Jake Dirden(Ego Busters)
-Makaze & The Viking War Party(Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell)(Blacklist) vs. Evan Gelistico, Pierre Abernathy, & Everett Connors(Submission Squad)
-Mike Outlaw(Blacklist) vs. Gary Jay(Submission Squad)
-Mat Fitchett & Zakk Sawyers(Resurgence) vs. Adam Caster & Danny Adams(Ego Busters)
-Jojo Bravo(Blacklist) vs. Austin Blackburn(Submission Squad)

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

Next show is Saturday 6/25 in Warsaw, MO.

PRO WRESTLING EPIC(www.prowrestlingepic.com/)

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

METRO PRO WRESTLING(www.metrowrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 6/4 in Kansas City, KS:
-Appearing:  Demolition(Ax & Smash)

3XW(www.3xwrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 5/6 in Des Moines, IA:
-Nate Redwing vs. Arik Cannon - Heavyweight Title
-Marek Brave vs. Kraig Keesaman - Pure Wrestling Title
-The Northstar Express(Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz) vs. The Bayside Bruisers(Jaysin Strife & J.C. Slater)
-Violet Parker vs. Dominique Fabiano
-30-Man Royal Rumble

WLW(www.harleyrace.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/14 in Troy, MO:
-Leland Race vs. Superstar Steve Fender - Referee Ricky Steamboat
-Jon Webb vs. Jayden Fenix - Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament Final
-Kyle Roberts vs. Karim Brigante

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

Next show is Saturday 4/30 in Camdenton, MO:
-The Bumrush Brothers(Outtkast & Shorty Biggs) vs. Brandon Aarons & Elvis Aliaga
-Mike Sydal vs. Kiyoshi Shizuka
-Jon Webb vs. Dave DeLorean
-Jayden Fenix vs. Michael Magnuson

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

Next show is Saturday 5/7 in Marion, IL:
-Battle Royal
-Jay Spade & Josh Totten vs. Steven Davis & Frank Wyatt - To Crown The First Tag Team Champions

OUTLAW WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/outlawwrestling01)

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

WRESTLING INVADES AMERICA(wrestlinginvamerica.wix.com/wrestlinginvamerica)

Next show is Sunday 5/22 in Swansea, IL.

CENTRAL STATES CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING(nwaccw.x10.bz)

Next show is Saturday 4/30 in Lebanon, MO.

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

Next show is Saturday 5/14 in Kampsville, IL.

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

Next show is Saturday 4/30 in Sedalia, MO:
-Ricky Cruz vs. Leland Race
-Trevor Murdoch vs. Cousin Gator
-"Miss Natural" Heather Patera & Stacey O'Brien vs. Lucy Mendez & Miss Monica Passeri

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

Next show is Friday 5/6 in Joppa, MD:
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chris Hero
-Ethan Page vs. Drew Galloway
-Catch Point(Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams) vs. T.J. Perkins & Fred Yehi - Tag Team Titles
-Lio Rush vs. Caleb Konley
-Johnny Gargano vs. Marty Scurll
-Matt Riddle vs. Anthony Nese
-The Bravado Brothers(Harlem & Lancelot) vs. The Devastation Corporation(Blaster McMassive & Flex Rumblecrunch)

EVOLVE has a show on Saturday 5/7 in Queens, NY:
-Johnny Gargano vs. Drew Galloway
-Drew Gulak vs. Tracy Williams
-T.J. Perkins vs. Fred Yehi
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Marty Scurll
-Lio Rush vs. Matt Riddle
-The Bravado Brothers(Harlem & Lancelot) vs. Milk Chocolate(Brandon Watts & Randy Summers)
-Ethan Page vs. Chris Dickinson

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

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

CHIKARA(www.chikarapro.com)

Next show is Friday 5/6 in Reading, PA:
-Dasher Hatfield vs. The Proletariat Boar Of Moldova
-Fire Ant vs. Warren Barksdale

CHIKARA has a show on Saturday 5/7(afternoon) in Philadelphia, PA:
-Princess Kimber Lee vs. Jaka - Grand Championship
-Silver Ant vs. Frightmare

CHIKARA has a show on Saturday 5/7(evening) in Philadelphia, PA:
-The Infinite Gauntlet
-The Osirian Portal(Amasis & Ophidian) vs. Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas DuBois
-Argus vs. Warren Barksdale

WHY WE WRESTLE(www.anarchy-wrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 5/14 in Cornelia, GA:
-The Get Along Gang("P-Dog" Mike Posey & C.B. Suave) vs. The Ambassadors(Jacoby Boykins & Chris Mayne) - Tag Team Title Tournament
-The Big F'n Deal(Geter & Brian Blaze) vs. The Beardos(Wade Adams & Chris Spectra) - Tag Team Title Tournament

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Next show is Saturday 5/7 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada:
-Bobby Roode vs. Eric Young
-Tommy Dreamer & Mickie James vs. Pepper Parks & Cherry Bomb
-Sami Callihan vs. Rhino

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

Next shows are Saturday 6/25 and Sunday 6/26 in Chicago, IL.

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

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

IWA MID-SOUTH(iwamidsouthwrestling.webs.com)

Next show is Sunday 5/1 in Clarksville, IN:
-Kongo Kong vs. Reed Bentley - Heavyweight Title
-The Viking War Party(Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell) vs. Jordan Whittaker & Ray Waddell
-Matt Cage vs. John Wayne Murdoch
-Teddy King vs. J.J. Garrett
-Derek Neal vs. J.C. Rotten

AAW(www.aawrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 5/6 in Merrionette Park, IL:
-Sami Callihan vs. Tommaso Ciampa - Heavyweight Title
-Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr.
-Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson
-Colt Cabana, Chuck Taylor, & Dan Barry vs. The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) & Bucky Collins
-Candice LeRae vs. Jessicka Havok

ACW(www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com)

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

Missouri Wrestling Revival: http://www.missouriwrestlingrevival.com/
St. Louis Wrestling: http://www.saintlouiswrestling.com/
St. Louis Wrestling Community: http://community.livejournal.com/stlwrestling/

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