Tuesday, June 27, 2017

G1 Climax Schedule

7/17:  Togi Makabe vs. Bad Luck Fale, Yuji Nagata vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Hirooki Goto vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
7/20:  Satoshi Kojima vs. Juice Robinson, Michael Elgin vs. Tama Tonga, Kazuchika Okada vs. Toru Yano, Seiya Sanada vs. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Kenny Omega vs. Minoru Suzuki
7/21:  Tanahashi vs. Fale, Makabe vs. Ishii, Nagata vs. Goto, Ibushi vs. Sabre, Yoshi-Hashi vs. Naito
7/22:  Kojima vs. Yano, Juice vs. Evil, Okada vs. Elgin, Omega vs. Tonga, Sanada vs. Suzuki
7/23:  Yoshi-Hashi vs. Sabre, Naito vs. Fale, Tanahashi vs. Nagata, Ibushi vs. Ishii, Makabe vs. Goto
7/25:  Evil vs. Tonga, Juice vs. Suzuki, Elgin vs. Kojima, Yano vs. Omega, Okada vs. Sanada
7/26:  Fale vs. Sabre, Ishii vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Nagata vs. Naito, Ibushi vs. Makabe, Tanahashi vs. Goto
7/27:  Juice vs. Tonga, Yano vs. Sanada, Okada vs. Kojima, Evil vs. Suzuki, Elgin vs. Omega
7/29:  Goto vs. Sabre, Ibushi vs. Fale, Nagata vs. Makabe, Tanahashi vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Ishii vs. Naito
7/30:  Tonga vs. Suzuki, Yano vs. Evil, Elgin vs. Sanada, Kojima vs. Omega, Okada vs. Juice
8/1:  Yoshi-Hashi vs. Fale, Makabe vs. Sabre, Goto vs. Naito, Nagata vs. Ishii, Tanahashi vs. Ibushi
8/2:  Elgin vs. Yano, Juice vs. Sanada, Okada vs. Tonga, Kojima vs. Suzuki, Omega vs. Evil
8/4:  Ishii vs. Fale, Goto vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Nagata vs. Ibushi, Naito vs. Sabre, Tanahashi vs. Makabe
8/5:  Yano vs. Tonga, Juice vs. Omega, Elgin vs. Suzuki, Kojima vs. Sanada, Okada vs. Evil
8/6:  Goto vs. Fale, Ibushi vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Nagata vs. Sabre, Makabe vs. Naito, Tanahashi vs. Ishii
8/8:  Juice vs. Yano, Kojima vs. Tonga, Elgin vs. Evil, Omega vs. Sanada, Okada vs. Suzuki
8/11:  Nagata vs. Fale, Makabe vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Ishii vs. Sabre, Ibushi vs. Goto, Tanahashi vs. Naito
8/12:  Sanada vs. Tonga, Elgin vs. Juice, Kojima vs. Evil, Yano vs. Suzuki, Okada vs. Omega
8/13:  Finals

Smackdown/205/This Week In Wrestling

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Smackdown Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Jey Uso d. The Hype Bros(Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley)(non-title) when Jimmy pinned Ryder after the top-rope splash.
-Naomi Night d. Lana Perry-Rusev with the split-legged monosault to retain the Smackdown Women's Title.
-Baron Corbin d. Sami Zayn with the End Of Days(mid-air Flatliner).
-Carmella Van Damme won a ladder match with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya Neidhart, and Tamina Snuka to retain her Money In The Bank briefcase; James Ellsworth was banned from the building but jumped the barricade to interfere.  Carmella won by retrieving the briefcase from above the ring.

WWE 205 Live

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph & Corey Graves.
-"The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher d. "The" Brian Kendrick by DQ when Kendrick hit Gallagher with his own umbrella.
-Mustafa Ali d. Drew Gulak via crucifix after Gulak missed a top-rope splash.
-Ariya Daivari d. Cedric Alexander with the hammerlock lariat after distraction by "The Scottish Supernova" Noam Dar.

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WWE(www.wwe.com)

NXT this week has:
-Asuka Urai vs. Nikki Cross - NXT Women's Title - Last-Woman-Standing Match

Main Event this week has:
-The Revival(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs. The Bullet Club(Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows)
-Cedric Alexander vs. Brian Kendrick

Great Balls Of Fire is on Sunday 7/9:
-Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe - Universal Title
-Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman - Ambulance Match
-Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
-Adrian Neville vs. Akira Tozawa - Cruiserweight Title

Battleground is on Sunday 7/23:
-Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton - WWE Title Punjabi Prison Match
-Jimmy & Jey Uso vs. The New Day(Big E Langston & Kofi Kingston) - Smackdown Tag Team Titles

TNA(www.tnawrestling.com)

Impact this Thursday has:
-Alberto El Patrón, Eddie Edwards, James Storm, & Mahabali Shera vs. Bobby Lashley, Davey Richards, Ethan Carter III, & Kongo Kong
-Sonjay Dutt & Matt Sydal vs. Low-Ki & Trevor Lee
-Rockstar Spud vs. Horn Swoggle - Street Fight
-Braxton Sutter, Rosemary Rush, & Allie Dennis vs. Kevin Matthews, Sienna Kay, & Laurel Van Ness
-In action:  Eli Drake, Chris Adonis

Slammiversary on Sunday 7/2 has:
-Bobby Lashley vs. Alberto El Patrón - TNA Heavyweight Title vs. GFW Heavyweight Title
-Sonjay Dutt vs. Low-Ki - X-Division Title
-Rosemary Rush vs. Sienna Kay - TNA Women's Title vs. GFW Women's Title
-James Storm vs. Ethan Carter III - Strap Match
-Moose & DeAngelo Williams vs. Eli Drake & Chris Adonis
-Eddie Edwards & Alisha Edwards vs. Davey Richards & Angelina Love-Richards - Full Metal
Mayhem Match
-The Latin-American XChange(Angel Ortiz & Santana Draztik) vs. Drago & El Hijo Del Fantasma vs. ? vs. ? - Tag Team Titles
-Joseph Park & Jeremy Borash vs. Scott Steiner & Josh Mathews

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

ROH TV this week has:
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Next show is Saturday 7/29 in Concord, NC.

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

NJPW On AXS this Friday has:
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega

G1 Special Night 1 is on Saturday 7/1 in Long Beach, CA:
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody Rhodes - IWGP Heavyweight Title
-Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega - IWGP U.S. Title Turnament
-Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito - IWGP U.S. Title Tournament
-The Guerrillas Of Destiny(Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) vs. War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) - IWGP Tag Team Titles
-Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yujiro Kushida, Jay White, & David Finlay vs. Billy Gunn, Yoshi Tatsu, Sho Tanaka, & Yohei Komatsu
-Jay Lethal vs. "Hangman" Adam Page - IWGP U.S. Title Tournament
-Juice Robinson vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - IWGP U.S. Title Tournament
-Dragon Lee, Jushin Liger, Volador Jr., & Titan vs. Hiromu Takahashi, Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Seiya Sanada, & Bushi
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark), Will Ospreay, & Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) vs. Marty Scurll, The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson), Bad Luck Fale, & Yujiro Takahashi

G1 Special Night 2 is on Sunday 7/2 in Long Beach, CA:
-Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Billy Gunn - IWGP Intercontinental Title
-IWGP U.S. Title Tournament Final & Semifinals
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

The G1 Climax takes place from Monday 7/17 to Sunday 8/13:
-Participants:  Bad Luck Fale, Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Michael Elgin, Minoru Suzuki, Seiya Sanada, Satoshi Kojima, Tama Tonga, Tetsuya Naito, Togi Makabe, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Yoshi-Hashi, Yuji Nagata, Zack Sabre Jr.

LUCHA UNDERGROUND(www.luchaunderground.com)

This Wednesday's episode has:
-Killshot vs. Jeremiah Crane
-Joey Ryan vs. Taya Valkyrie
-Paul London vs. Vibora
-Veneno vs. Mil Muertes

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GLORY PRO WRESTLING(www.gloryprowrestling.com)

Next show is Sunday 7/9 in Belleville, IL:
-Myron Reed vs. A.R. Fox - Crown Of Glory Title
-Michael Elgin vs. Cody Rhodes
-The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. The Boys From Jollyville(T-Money & Russ Myers) - United Glory Tag Team Titles
-Naomichi Marufuji vs. Donovan Dijak
-Martin Stone vs. Curt Stallion
-D.J. Shiima Xion vs. Everett Connors
-Paco Gonzalez vs. Danny Adams
-Sean Orleans vs. Brandon Espinosa
-Gary Jay vs. Jake Something
-Jake Parnell vs. Hakim Zane vs. Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Louis Lyndon vs. El Gringo Loco vs. Alex Daniels
-Joey O'Riley & Isaias Velazquez vs. The Pride(Matt Kenway & Aaron Dzinic)

Glory Pro has a show on Sunday 8/20 in Alton, IL:
-Myron Reed vs. Alex Daniels - Crown Of Glory Title
-Space Monkey vs. Ethan Page
-Hakim Zane vs. Zachary Wentz
-Curt Stallion vs. Dezmond Xavier
-Jeff Cobb vs. Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Jake Something
-Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) & Trey Miguel vs. The Pride(Matt Kenway & Aaron Dzinic) & Tyler Matrix
-Maxwell Jacob Feinstein vs. Gary Jay vs. Sean Orleans vs. Joey O'Riley

DPW(www.dynamoprowrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 7/7 in Grafton, IL:
-Brandon Aarons vs. Jon Webb - Riot On The River Tournament Semifinal
-Adrian Surge vs. ? - Riot On The River Tournament Semifinal
-Savanna Stone vs. Rahne Victoria

DPW has a show on Friday 7/14 in Richwoods, MO:
-Brandon Aarons vs. Karim Brigante - Heavyweight Title
-Justin D'Air vs. Adrian Surge
-Appearing:  Savanna Stone, Rahne Victoria

DPW has a show on Saturday 7/22 in St. Louis, MO(Concordia Turners Gym):
-Brandon Aarons vs. Dingo - Heavyweight Title
-Brandon Espinosa vs. Ace Hawkins - MWR Missouri Title

DPW has a show on Friday 8/4 in Grafton, IL:
-Riot On The River Tournament Final

SICW(www.sicw.org)

Next show is Saturday 7/15 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Chris Hargas vs. Heath Hatton - Classic Title
-Moondog Rover vs. Curtis Wylde - Referee Wyldefyre
-Ken Kasa vs. Bubba Troll

MMWA(www.southbroadwayac.com)

Next show is Saturday 7/8 in St. Louis, MO:
-Moondog Rover vs. Ace Hawkins - Heavyweight Title Tournament Final

PWCS(www.pwcswrestling.com)

Next show is Sunday 8/27 in Alton, IL:
-Davey Vega(Ego Busters) vs. Gary Jay(Submission Squad) - Gateway Heritage Title
-Mat Fitchett(Resurgence) vs. Alexandre Rudolph(Blacklist)
-Everett Connors(Submission Squad) vs. Danny Adams(Ego Busters)
-Appearing:  Dingo, Dominic Garrini, Stephen Wolf, Evan Gelistico, Matt Kenway, Jake Parnell, Paco Gonzalez, Angelus Layne, Pat Monix, "Eye Candy" Elliot Paul

PRO WRESTLING RESURGENCE(www.facebook.com/ProWrestlingResurgence)

Next show is Sunday 7/23 in Swansea, IL:
-Myron Reed vs. Everett Connors - Glory Pro Wrestling Crown Of Glory Title vs. PWR Heavyweight Title
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Ethan Page
-The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. The Pride(Matt Kenway & Aaron Dzinic) - Glory Pro Wrestling United Glory Tag Team Titles
-Donovan Dijak vs. Shane Sabre
-Paco Gonzalez & Sean Orleans vs. Brandon Espinosa & Danny Adams
-Cornelius Wyverstone vs. Adrian Surge

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

Next show is Saturday 8/12 in Warsaw, MO.

WLW(www.harleyrace.com)

Next show is Saturday 8/5 in Troy, MO:
-Leland Race vs. Jon Webb

WLW has a show on Saturday 8/12 in Richmond, MO.

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

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

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

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

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

Next show is Sunday 8/6 in Centreville, IL:
-Leone Mephisto vs. Tyler Copeland - Heavyweight Title

CENTRAL STATES CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING(nwaccw.x10.bz)

Next show is Friday 6/30 in Waynesville, MO.

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

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

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

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

CCW(www.capewrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 7/29 in Cape Girardeau, MO:
-Billy Gunn & Brandon Barbwire vs. Roger Matheus & D'Mone

3XW(www.3xwrestling.com)

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

OUTLAW WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/OutlawWrestling01)

Next show is Friday 9/15 in Alton, IL.

NATIONAL WRASSLIN' LEAGUE(www.nwleague.com)

Next show is Saturday 7/8 in Kansas City, MO.

NWL has a show on Saturday 7/15 in St. Peters, MO(Matteson Square Garden):
-Maverick vs. Gary Jay - St. Louis Title

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

Next show is Saturday 6/24 in Melrose, MA:
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle
-Keith Lee vs. Ethan Page
-A.C.H. vs. Chris Dickinson
-Jaka vs. Fred Yehi
-Tracy Williams vs. Jason Kincaid
-Timothy Thatcher vs. Austin Theory

EVOLVE has a show on Sunday 6/25 in Queens, NY:
-Matt Riddle vs. Keith Lee - WWN Title
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Jaka - EVOLVE Title
-Trent Barreta vs. Austin Theory
-Chris Dickinson vs. Fred Yehi

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Next show is Friday 7/7 in Reseda, CA:
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chuck Taylor - Heavyweight Title
-The Unbreakable F'n Machines(Michael Elgin & Brian Cage) vs. The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson)
-Ricochet vs. Trevor Lee
-Sami Callihan & Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) vs. Shane Strickland, Jason Cade, & Dezmond Xavier
-Rey Fenix vs. Keith Lee
-Lio Rush vs. Trent Barreta
-Appearing:  Rey Horus, Sammy Guevara

CHIKARA(www.chikarapro.com)

Next show is Saturday 7/8 in Gibsonville, VA(afternoon):
-Juan Francisco De Coronado vs. Missile Assault Man - Grand Championship

CHIKARA has a show on Saturday 7/8 in Gibsonville, VA(evening):
-Cornelius Crummels & Sonny Defarge vs. The Rumblebees(Travis Huckabee & Solo Darling) - Campeones De Parejas - Best-Of-3-Falls Match
-Hermit Crab vs. Cajun Crawdad - Young Lions' Cup

ANARCHY WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/ThisIsWhyWeWrestle)

Next show is Saturday 6/24 in Cornelia, GA.

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Next show is Friday 6/23 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOH has a show on Saturday 6/24 in Adelaide, Australia.

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

Next shows are Saturday 7/8 and Sunday 7/9 in Berwyn, IL.

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 7/14 in Ybor City, FL featuring the Nova Title Tournament.

SHINE has a show on Sunday 7/16 in Ybor City, FL featuring the Nova Title Tournament.

IWA MID-SOUTH(iwamidsouthwrestling.webs.com)

Next show is Thursday 6/29 in Jeffersonville, IN:
-Jeff Cobb vs. Aaron Williams
-Shotzi Blackheart vs. Desi Derata
-John Wayne Murdoch vs. Jake Crist - I Quit Match
-James Drake vs. Rob Killjoy
-White Mike vs. Kongo Kong
-Scarlet & Graves(Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel) vs. Shane Mercer & Larry D

IWA-MS has a show on Saturday 7/1 in Memphis, IN:

AAW(www.aawrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 7/15 in Merrionette Park, IL.

ACW(www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com)

Next show is Sunday 7/23 in Austin, TX.

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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Monday, June 26, 2017

WWE Raw

-Commentators:  Michael Cole, Booker T, & Corey Graves.
-Finn Bálor & The Hardy Boys(Matt & Jeff) d. Raw Tag Team Champions Antonio Cesaro & Sheamus O'Shaunessy & "The Drifter" Elias Samson when Bálor pinned Cesaro after the Coup De Grace(top-rope double-stomp) (10:32 aired).
-"R-Truth" Ron Killings vs. Goldust(w/ personal cameraman) never officially started as Goldust attacked R-Truth before the bell.
-Intercontinental Champion "The Miz" Mike Mizanin, Curtis Axel, & Bo Dallas(w/ Maryse Ouellet-Mizanin) d. Dean Ambrose, Rhyno, & Heath Slater when an Axel cheapshot led to Bo rolling up Rhyno for the pin (9:18 aired).
-Seth Rollins d. Curt Hawkins with the Kingslayer(windup short-arm rising knee strike) (2:59).
-Cruiserweight Champion "The King Of The Cruiserweights" Adrian Neville d. Lince Dorado(non-title) with the Rings Of Saturn (3:00 aired); Akira Tozawa watched the match from ringside.  Titus O'Neil came out to announce that Tozawa would be getting his title shot at Great Balls Of Fire.
-Gauntlet Match:  Nia Jax d. Bayley Rose after the Samoan Drop (3:36).  Nia d. Mickie James after a running bodyblock (6:46 aired).  Nia d. Dana Brooke via Legdrop O' Doom (7:46 aired).  Nia d. Emma Tayla with the Samoan Drop (9:09 aired).  "The Boss" Sasha Banks d. Nia Jax with the Bank Statement(modified Crippler Crossface) (20:59 aired).  General Manager Kurt Angle congratulated Sasha on her win...and Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss made her way to the ring for the show-ending confrontation.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday PWR Results From Swansea, IL

-"The Warhorse" Jake Parnell d. "The Incredible Primal Prodigy" Matt Kenway(Look At Him After Dark)(w/ Aaron Dzinic) after a lariat to retain the Zero-One USA Jr. Heavyweight Title (5:26).
-Paco Gonzalez won a four-corner match with Barackus, Jason Roberts, and "The Neon Icon" Justin D'Air when he pinned D'Air with a fireman's-carry Michinoku Driver (8:39).
-Aaron Dzinic d. Brandon Aarons after a Detonation Kick followed by a Penalty Kick (7:39).
-"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin d. Kevin Lee Davidson after a sitout powerbomb out of the corner (15:00).
-After the match, K.L.D. announced that Resurgence's first anniversary show on Sunday 7/23 would be the final Resurgence show as they're being consolidated into Glory Pro Wrestling.  The July show will feature a title unification match between the Crown Of Glory Champion(currently "Hot Fire" Myron Reed) and the PWR Champion(currently Everett Connors), as well as K.L.D. vs. "All Ego" Ethan Page and The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defending the United Glory Tag Team Titles against The Pride(Matt Kenway & Aaron Dzinic).
-"The Millenial" Danny Adams won a triple threat match with "Lights Out" Adrian Surge and Cornelius Wyverstone when he pinned Adams after a fisherman driver (6:51).  After the match, Surge beat down Wyverstone and said he would end his PWR career for good in July.
-Evan Gelistico d. Sarge with a combination Gory Special/chicken wing hold (5:25).  Gelistico was openly disdainful toward his rookie opponent as well as his place on the card, complaining about how he wouldn't even get to use his guaranteed title shot since the promotion was wrapping up.
-Everett Connors d. Brandon Espinosa with the Bieber Driver(hanging piledriver) to retain the PWR Title (10:16).

Weekend wrestling

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph & Corey Graves.
-Kalisto d. Rhyno with the Salida Del Sol(sitout Asai DDT) (5:40).
-"The Premier Athlete" Tony Nese d. Gran Metalik with the running knee in the corner (3:19 aired).

NJPW On AXS

-Commentators:  Jim Ross & Josh Barnett.
Episode 1:
-Hiromu Takahashi d. Ricochet with the Time Bomb(fireman's-carry powerslam) to retain the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title.
-Tetsuya Naito d. Juice Robinson after the Destino(sitout Asai DDT) to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
Episode 2:
-"The Cleaner" Kenny Omega d. Tomohiro Ishii with the One-Winged Angel(electric chair Michinoku Driver).
-"The Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada d. Bad Luck Fale via Rainmaker(windup short-arm lariat) to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title.

ROH TV

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni & Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana.
-"The Octopus" Jonathan Gresham d. Flip Gordon with the octopus hold (7:48 aired); Alex Shelley did commentary.
-"The Last Real Man" Silas Young d. "The Infamous" Bobby Fish after the Misery(TKO) (11:23 aired).
-Jay White d. "The Punishment" Damian Martinez via forward-roll cradle (10:10 aired).  The two fought after the bell, ending with Martinez powerbombing White through the timekeeper's table.
-Next week:  Mark Briscoe vs. Chris Sabin vs. Kenny King vs. "Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester for a shot at the T.V. Title.

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentators:  Larry Matysik & Herb Simmons.  Guest commentators:  Rob Karlet & Chuck Woods.
-"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson & Bobby D d. Ax Allwardt & Johnny Blade(w/ Big Daddy) by DQ; Ax & Blade initially won when Bobby D tapped out to Blade's figure-four leglock, but Blade refused to release the hold and the referee overturned his initial decision.
-Heath Hatton d. The Big Texan via rollup after Texan hit the turnbuckles.  After the match, ring announcer Drew Abbenhaus interviewed Hatton about his future goals; he said that he was back to challenge for the Classic Title that he once held.
-Flashback to December 1982:  Ric Flair d. Curtis Dean with the figure-four leglock.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Show results

Friday ROH results from Lowell, MA:

-Kris Wolf & Sumie Sakai d. Mandy Leon & Deonna Purrazzo.
-Ultimo Guerrero & El Terrible d. Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia.
-Frankie Kazarian d. "Hangman" Adam Page in a strap match.
-Jay White, The Motor City Machineguns(Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley), & Jonatham Gresham d. The All Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus), Caprice Coleman, & Shane Taylor.
-Jay Lethal d. Silas Young.
-Dalton Castle & The Boys(Brandon & Brent Tate) d. The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) & Bully Ray to win the Six-Man Tag Team Titles.
-Yujiro Kushida d. Marty Scurll to retain the T.V. Title.
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) won a triple threat tornado match with War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) and The Best Friends(Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor) to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Cody Rhodes d. Christopher Daniels to win the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday NWL results from Kansas City, MO(credit to Ben Simon):

-Devlin d. Shane(of the NWL Staff) after a DDT (6:09).
-Marti Belle d. Amber Lynn after hitting the Protect Ya Neck(Pedigree) onto the ring apron (7:03).
-Belvedere d. Lakota Red Cloud by DQ when Red Cloud hit Belvedere with his tomahawk (6:11).  Red Cloud must serve as the butler for "The Connoisseur" Niles Plonk for a month; if he had won, he would have gotten a rematch against Plonk.
-"The Mile-High Magnum" Dak(ota) Draker d. Thor Theriot with the Mile-High Doctor Bomb to retain the Kansas City Title (13:04).
-St. Louis Champion "The Raging Bull" Maverick d. Mike Outlaw(non-title) with the Sure Shot(Gory Bomb) (12:50).
-"The Austrian Horse" Hans Ruger d. "High On Life" Ken Dharma in a posedown via audience reaction.
-Anthony "Sharkbait" Gutierrez d. Michael Strider after a spinning heel kick (9:31).
-I-70 Series:  The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett)(w/ St. Louis General Manager Matt Jackson & Mike Outlaw) d. "Captain K.C." Blaine Meeks & Jet Royal when Jackson distracted the referee, allowing Outlaw to knock out Meeks with handcuffs and Vega to score the pin (22:12).  (Kansas City 13, St. Louis 12)

Saturday CCW results from Cape Girardeau, MO:

-Austin Lane d. Marko Stunt.
-Marni Gras d. Nikki Lane to become the first Women's Champion.
-Ace Hawkins d. Dexter Roswell.
-Justin Smart d. Syn.
-Brandon Barbwire fought Roger Matheus to a no-contest.
-Dell Tucker d. "Tatt2" Darius Lee.
-Blaster & Kevin Lee Davidson(subbing for Jeff Cobb)(w/ Crazzy Steve) d. Farmer Billy Hills & D'Mone to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Hollis Giroux d. MWR Missouri Champion Brandon Espinosa by countout in a title-vs.-title match to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday ROH results from Lowell, MA:

-Dalton Castle & The Boys(Brandon & Brent Tate) d. Coast 2 Coast(Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali) & Flip Gordon to retain the Six-Man Tag Team Titles.
-Matt Taven d. Ultimo Guerrero.
-The Motor City Machineguns(Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) d. War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe).
-Kris Wolf d. Sumie Sakai.
-"The Punishment" Damian Martinez d. Jonathan Gresham.
-Cheeseburger & Joey "Diesel" Daddiego d. The Tempura Boyz(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu).
-Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) & "Hangman" Adam Page d. The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) & Bully Ray.
-Jenny Rose d. Mandy Leon.
-Marty Scurll won a six-way match with Vinny Marseglia, Josh Woods, Will Ferrara, El Terrible, and Frankie Kazarian.
-"Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester d. Brian Milonas.
-Yujiro Kushida d. Jay White to retain the T.V. Title.
-Karen Q won a triple threat match with Kelly Klein and Deonna Purrazzo.
-Cody Rhodes d. Christopher Daniels in a best-of-three-falls match to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday EVOLVE results from Melrose, MA:

-Timothy Thatcher d. Austin Theory.
-A.C.H. d. Tag Team Champion Chris Dickinson.
-Thomas Sharp(formerly Blaster McMassive) d. Nick Comardo.
-Fred Yehi d. Tag Team Champion Jaka.
-Tracy Williams d. Jason Kincaid.
-Keith Lee d. Ethan Page.
-EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr. d. WWN Champion Matt Riddle in a non-title match.

Saturday HOH results from Adelaide, Australia:

-Carlito Colon d. Matt Basso.
-Bull James, Nick Armstrong, & Chris Basso d. Davey Green, Kurt Baron, & Jonah Rock.
-Colt Cabana d. Mohamad Ali Vaez.
-Jake Hager d. Billy Gunn.
-Matt Cross d. Andy Phoenix.
-Horn Swoggle d. Ryan Nemeth.
-Montel Vontavious Porter & Tommy Dreamer d. The Spirit Squad(Kenny Doane & Mikey Mondo).

Saturday Wrestle Circus results from Austin, TX:

-Scorpio Sky d. Brody King.
-Rachael Ellering d. Mia Yim to retain the Lady Of The Ring Title.
-Adam Cole & Britt Baker d. Sami Callihan & Jessicka Havok.
-Laura James d. Joey Ryan to win the DDT Pro Ironman Heavyweight Title.
-Tessa Blanchard d. Joey Ryan to win the Sideshow Title.
-Jordan Len-X d. Joey Ryan to win the PW Revolver Open Scramble Title.
-Shane Strickland won a "Carnival Cash-In" ladder match with Lio Rush, Dezmond Xavier, and "Mr. 450" John Yurnet.
-John Morrison d. Luchasaurus.
-Matt Sydal d. Zachary Wentz.
-Myron Reed d. Michael Elgin to retain the Glory Pro Wrestling Crown Of Glory Title.
-The Lucha Brothers(Rey Fenix & Penta El Cero Miedo) d. reDRagon(Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish).
-Shane Strickland(cashing in his briefcase) won an impromptu triple threat match with Sammy Guevara and Brian Cage(C) to win the Ringmaster Title.

Saturday Anarchy Wrestling results from Cornelia, GA:

-Jeremy Foster d. Chase Jordan.
-A.J. Gray d. Ryan Vega.
-"The Nightmare" Kyle Matthews d. Anthony Henry to retain the Heritage Title.
-The Approved(Bobby Moore & Adryan Hawkins) d. The Lynch Mob(Matt & Joey Lynch) in a taped-fist match to win the Tag Team Titles.
-Tank d. Brad Cash in a Taipei Death Match.
-Rock 'N' Roll Rock C d. Jessica Leigh to retain the Women's Title.
-Jacob Ashworth d. Stryknyn to retain the Heavyweight Title.
-Gunner Miller, Kevin Blue, Billy Buck, & Chris Spectra d. Gladiator Jeremiah, Se7en, Azrael, & Cyrus The Destroyer) in a Wargames cage match.

Saturday WPW results from Madison, IL:

-All singles titles were vacated due to an injury to Heavyweight Champion Gauge Evans and a public altercation between U.S. Champ Marcellus Knyght and No Limit Champ Alex Steele.
-Victor Cortez won a battle royal for the vacant No Limit Title.
-Hayley Shadows d. Scarlet Wyld.
-Xavier Frost & Sniper d. A-Aron & El Champion.
-Chico Es Loco d. Ivan Strokgenovf to win the vacant U.S. Title.
-Johnny Rocco d. Wicked.
-Damian Blade & Scar d. Kaos & Riot to retain the Tag Team Titles, but they were stripped of the belts due to a post-match brawl.
-Bronson d. Hawk Elliot by countout.
-Curtis Payne fought The Searcher to a no-contest in a match which would have determined the new Heavyweight Champion.

Sunday EVOLVE results from Queens, NY:

-Tracy Williams d. A.C.H.
-Timothy Thatcher d. Jason Kincaid.
-Fred Yehi d. Tag Team Champion Chris Dickinson.
-Zack Sabre Jr. d. Tag Team Champion Jaka to retain the EVOLVE Title.
-Ethan Page d. Thomas Sharpe.
-Trent Barreta d. Austin Theory.
-Matt Riddle d. Keith Lee to retain the WWN Title.

WLW Special Comment

Now, as promised, a special comment about Saturday's World League Wrestling show at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Missouri.

DISCLAIMER:  I'm biased.  Deal with it.

I waffled on my decision for last Saturday's wrestling show between WLW and Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling; I finally chose World League Wrestling and carpooled with Ben Simon to the event.  Big Van Vader was in the house for autographs and pictures, but one person who was not in attendance was the promotion's founder Harley Race.  Harley suffered several injuries earlier in the week and still hadn't recovered; all the best to the Hall Of Famer!  It was a packed house and they had to start turning people away at the door who didn't have advance tickets...glad I ordered mine ahead of time.

The show began with the roster assembling at ringside for a salute to Harley Race...he's still tougher than your average ham-and-egger, I would imagine.

Your ring announcer was Brian Thompson; your referees were Martin Kattich & Richard White.

Kyle Roberts vs. Jayden Fenix:  Both men have been in contention for the Jr. Heavyweight Title; that belt has been held by inaugural champion Jon Webb for almost a year.  In the meantime, Roberts has had other issues with Superstar Steve Fender...because of that, Fender came out to ringside and attacked Roberts while the referee's attention was on Fenix.  Fenix capitalized on the situation, delivering two wind-up short-arm roundhouse kicks to the head before scoring the pin in 7:02.

Warwick Stephans vs. Superstar Steve Fender:  I didn't recognize Stephans at first, but I had seen him in the past; he once had a big mohawk and competed as Mizfitt Manners for Metro East Championship Wrestling.  Fender had the experience advantage and seemed to have the match in control, but Kyle Roberts re-entered the scene in search of payback.  The distraction allowed Stephans to regain his composure and he delivered a fisherman suplex for the upset win in 11:46!

Jack Gamble vs. Brandon Espinosa vs. "The Roman Dynasty" Karim Brigante(w/ Miss Monica Passeri):  Espy is the only one of the three who hasn't held a championship in WLW; Brigante was Heavyweight Champion until recently losing the title to Leland Race.  Gamble and Jon Webb were Tag Team Champions but are now focusing on singles competition.  The MWR Missouri Title is only on the line in one-on-one competition, so Espinosa's belt was not at stake here; he was the "tweener" in the middle of this bout between clear fan favorite Gamble and clear rulebreaker Brigante.  Everyone had something to prove, but Brigante may have had extra motivation from his recent title loss; he was able to take out Espinosa with a pop-up forearm smash and score the pin in 8:59.

Intermission~!  Official Ben Simon Concession Count(tm):  Pepsi, Mountain Dew, bag of Lays potato chips, and bottle of water (to balance out the soda, or something).

"The Hybrid Ace" Jon Webb vs. "The" Ace Hawkins for the Jr. Heavyweight Title:  Notably, Hawkins was in the original title tournament but was never "officially" eliminated; he defeated Kyle Roberts in the first round via underhanded means and the decision was reversed after the fact.  (As a result, Roberts suffered the indignity of being eliminated twice from the same tournament!)  Ace hadn't competed for WLW in a little while but he wasted no time in targeting the championship gold.  Webb has been impressive in his recent outings and I'm surprised he isn't booked more often in the St. Louis area; he primarily works for either WLW or Dynamo Pro Wrestling.  Webb caught Hawkins on the top rope and, despite a bit of shakiness, managed to hit his solo Spanish Fly finisher to retain his title in 15:17!

Rex Fults vs. Orion Creed:  Creed is a newcomer to the ring wars and recently battled Rex to a time-limit draw, but tension surfaced between the young lions when Creed turned down the post-match handshake.  That led to this bout for the sake of respect...but the bout was briefly interrupted by the ringside arrival of Stacey O'Brien and manager "Can-Do" Curtis Dearling.  Curtis seemed to be scouting both men as future prospects for his stable, but didn't show his hand until late in the match.  The referee was accidentally knocked down, so there was no one to count after Creed hit a leapfrog Fameasser.  Rex came back with a Bossman Slam out of nowhere but the official was still down.  Curtis entered the ring and made his sales pitch to Rex, but Rex turned him down...finally clotheslining him when he refused to take no for an answer.  However, Orion took the opportunity to hit Rex from behind with Curtis' briefcase...the ref finally recovered to count three in 14:41(!).  It looks like Can-Do Curtis has acquired the services of the newcomer Orion Creed...but the post-match attack was stopped when Big Van Vader made his way to the ring!  Vader had donned his signature mask and entered the ring to clothesline Creed, then left him laying with a massive chokeslam before declaring that it was VADER TIME!

"The Legacy" Leland Race vs. "The King Of Crossfit" Mark Sterling for the Heavyweight Title:  This was a big opportunity for Sterling in a featured singles bout; he hasn't been featured heavily in the National Wrasslin' League as Max Edwards of the Swoll Patrol tag team.  As previously noted, Leland recently regained the Heavyweight Title from Karim Brigante and wasn't about to rest on his laurels.  Sterling focused his attack on the arm after Race hit the ringpost shoulder-first...and at some point in the bout, Race suffered a jaw injury of some kind.  Despite Sterling getting a few close calls, Leland finished him with the Go 2 Sleep in 20:17!

After the match, Race stayed down on the mat and favored his jaw; the referee and Jon Webb checked on him and brought him some ice.  Webb said the match inspired him...so he wanted to make a friendly challenge to Race for a champion-vs.-champion match at the next Troy show on May 5th.  While Race understandably had trouble speaking, he let Webb know that his challenge had been accepted...all righty then.

Post-show, myself and Ben Simon joined Brian Kelley and Timothy Miller at Denny's just up the road; I went with the Grand Slamwich and water to drink.  As we prepared to leave, rain started pouring down and it made for a harrowing drive back to Ben's place to return me to my vehicle...eep.

My main rasslin-related plan for this weekend is Pro Wrestling Resurgence on Sunday in Swansea.  As for Saturday...I haven't decided yet.  Cape Championship Wrestling is a long drive away.  Ben Simon is going to NWL in Kansas City so we wouldn't be carpooling.  The only Saturday option in the immediate area is World Powerhouse Wrestling in Madison, IL.  I'll figure out July when I get past this weekend...

That's my special comment for this, the twenty-ninth wrestling show I've attended in the year 2017.  Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.