Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Main Event + This Week In Wrestling

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Michael Cole & Byron Saxton.
-John Bradshaw Layfield hosts a game of "How Well Do Your Know Your Bro?" with Tag Team Champions Goldust & Stardust and Jimmy & Jey Uso...the Usos won the contest, then won the post-match physical exchange with a series of superkicks.
-Tyson Kidd(w/ Natalya Neidhart) d. "R-Truth" Ron Killings; Kidd faked a knee injury to get in a cheapshot, then won after a swinging fisherman buster (5:06 aired).
-Big E Langston d. Bo Dallas with the Big Ending (3:51).
-Seth Rollins(w/ Jamie Knoble & Joey Mercury) d. Jack Swagger(w/ Zeb Colter) with the advanced curbstomp (9:12 aired).

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WWE(www.wwe.com)

NXT this week has:
-Adrian Neville vs. Titus O'Neil - NXT Title
-Jason Jordan & Tye Dillinger vs. The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor)
-Tyler Breeze vs. C.J. Parker
-Team Thick(Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy) vs. The Vaudevillains(Aiden English & Simon Gotch)
-Bayley Rose vs. Sasha Banks

Superstars this week has:
-Jack Swagger vs. Bo Dallas
-Kofi Kingston vs. Tyson Kidd

Smackdown on Friday has:
-Dolph Ziggler vs. Antonio Cesaro - Intercontinental Title
-Mark Henry & Jimmy & Jey Uso vs. Bo Dallas, Goldust, & Stardust
-Los Matadores vs. Mike Mizanin & Damien Sandow
-A.J. Lee vs. Alicia Fox
-Brie Bella, Natalya Neidhart, & Naomi Night vs. Nikki Bella, Summer Rae, & Cameron Lynn

Hell In A Cell is on Sunday 10/26:
-John Cena vs. Randy Orton - Hell In A Cell Match
-Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins - Hell In A Cell Match
-Sheamus O'Shaunessy vs. Mike Mizanin - U.S. Title
-Goldust & Stardust vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso - Tag Team Titles
-A.J. Lee vs. Paige Knight - Women's Title
-The Big Show vs. Alexander Rusev
-Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella

Survivor Series is on Sunday 11/23 in St. Louis, MO.

TNA(www.tnawrestling.com)

Impact on Wednesday has:
-Tag Team Title Contenders' Tournament:  The Hardy Boys, Ethan Carter III & Tyrus Clay, Samoa Joe & Low-Ki, Montel Vontavious Porter & Kenny King, Jessie Godderz & D.J. Shiima Xion

Knockouts Knockdown premieres on Friday 11/7:
-Gauntlet Battle Royal
-Gail Kim vs. Veda Scott
-Scarlett Bourdeaux vs. Angelina Love
-Jessicka Havok vs. Madison Rayne
-Reby Sky vs. Velvet Sky
-Taryn Terrell vs. Karlee Perez
-Mia Yim vs. Brittany Garrett
-Brooke Tessmacher vs. Deonna Purrazzo
-O.D.B. vs. Marti Belle

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

ROH TV this week has:
-Jay Briscoe vs. Michael Bennett - Heavyweight Title
-Jay Lethal vs. Will Ferrara - T.V. Title
-reDRagon(Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. Roderick Strong & Jimmy Jacobs - Tag Team Titles

Next show is Saturday 10/25 in Lakeland, FL:
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) vs. Michael Bennett & Matt Taven
-Jay Lethal vs. A.C.H. - T.V. Title
-A.J. Styles vs. Todd Hanson
-Matt Sydal vs. Adam Cole
-Cedric Alexander vs. Tommaso Ciampa

ROH has a show on Friday 11/7 in Columbus, OH:
-Matt Sydal vs. A.C.H.

ROH has a show on Saturday 11/8 in Toledo, OH:
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) vs. The Addiction(Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

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ST. LOUIS ANARCHY(www.slawrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 12/5 in Alton, IL:
-Gerald James vs. Davey Vega - Heavyweight Title Best-Of-3-Falls Match
-Jojo Bravo vs. Michael Elgin
-Mikey McFinnegan vs. Christian Rose

DPW(www.dynamoprowrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 11/1 in Fenton, MO:
-Ricky Cruz vs. Brandon Espinosa
-The Bumrush Brothers(Shorty Biggs & Outtkast) vs. Danny Adams & Evan Morris

SICW(www.sicw.org)

Next show is Saturday 11/15 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Heath Hatton vs. Flash Flanagan - Classic Title
-Appearing:  Marty Jannetty

MMWA(www.mmwastl.com)

Next show is Saturday 11/8 in St. Louis, MO:
-Brandon Espinosa vs. Dave Osborne - Heavyweight Title
-A.J. Williams & Da'Marius Jones vs. LaMarcus Clinton & Chase King - Tag Team Titles
-Everett Connors vs. Laurence Johnson - Jr. Heavyweight Title
-Brian James & Moondog Rover vs. Tony Kozina & Kevin Lee Davidson
-Gary Jackson vs. Evan Gelistico
-Jackson Whitechapel vs. Sean Orleans
-Andrew Wilder & Johnathan Zulu vs. Barackus & J-Mal Swagg

JOHN BLACKHEART/BIG MOMMA LOVE BENEFIT(MMWA/SICW)

The show is scheduled for Saturday 11/22 in Cahokia, IL:
-Jeremy Lightfoot vs. Billy Diamond

PWCS(www.facebook.com/pwcswrestling)

Next show is Saturday 10/25 in Granite City, IL:
-Mat Fitchett(Anarchy) vs. Christian Rose(Ego Busters)
-Makaze(Blacklist) vs. Steven Kennedy(Resurgence)
-Davey Vega(Anarchy) vs. Brandon Espinosa(Ego Busters)
-Jojo Bravo(Blacklist) vs. Jake Dirden(Resurgence)
-Outtkast(Blacklist) vs. Everett Connors(Resurgence)
-The Viking War Party(Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell)(Anarchy) vs. Gary Jay & Dan Walsh(Ego Busters)
-Zakk Sawyers vs. Dangerous Deveroux
-Matt Cage vs. Brandon Gallagher

HIGH RISK WRESTLING(herecomesthepain.bpt.me)

Next show is Sunday 12/28 in Belleville, IL.

PRO WRESTLING EPIC(www.facebook.com/pages/Pro-Wrestling-Epic/126151444081057)

Next show is Friday 12/5 in Pontoon Beach, IL:
-Brandon Aarons vs. Lynn Mephisto
-Makaze vs. Cameron Cage
-Lucy Mendez vs. Stacey O'Brien

METRO PRO WRESTLING(www.metrowrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 12/6 in Kansas City, KS:
-Adam Pearce vs. Ace Steel

3XW(www.3xwrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 10/31 in Des Moines, IA:
-Jeremy Wyatt vs. Hype Gotti - Heavyweight Title
-Zach Thompson vs. Mark Sterling - Pure Wrestling Title
-Matt Cage vs. Ryan Slade
-Devin Thomas & Derek Cornell vs. The Rage Brigade(Stephen M. King & Jon West)
-Jimmy Rockwell vs. Devin Carter
-Bradley Charles vs. Mad Dog McDowell vs. Mallaki Matthews vs. Ray Stryker
-Brady A. Dezire vs. Mike Sydal
-J.D. Riggs vs. Levi McDaniel
-Nate Redwing vs. Joey Anderson vs. Jeff O'Shea

3XW has a show on Saturday 11/1 in Colfax, IA:
-Zach Thompson vs. Marek Brave - Pure Wrestling Title
-Inked Aggression(Abu Colossus & Levi McDaniel) vs. J.D. Riggs & Cuco Santiago - Tag Team Titles
-Stephen M. King vs. Skylar Pierce - Street Fight
-Jimmy Rockwell vs. Derek Cornell
-Mad Dog McDowell vs. Monsoon
-Battle Royal

WLW(www.harleyrace.com)

Next show is Saturday 11/1 in Richmond, MO:
-High Level Enterprise(Jack Gamble & Jon Webb), ?, & ? vs. Ace Steel, The Black Hand Warriors(Michael Magnuson & David DeLorean), & Elvis Aliaga
-Superstar Steve Fender vs. Dustin Bozworth
-"Miss Natural" Heather Patera vs. Stacey O'Brien - Match 3 Of Best-Of-5 Series
-John E. Rock & Jamell Harris vs. Kyle Roberts & Air Raid - Winners Team With HLE In Main Event

WLW has a show on Saturday 11/8 in Green Ridge, MO:
-Ace Steel vs. Kyle Roberts
-Leland Race & Superstar Steve Fender vs. The Black Hand Warriors(Michael Magnuson & David DeLorean)
-Jack Gamble vs. Dustin Bozworth
-Jon Webb vs. John E. Rock vs. Elvis Aliaga

WLW has a show on Saturday 11/15 in Troy, MO.

CSCW(www.nwa-ccw.com)

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

WRESTLING INVADES AMERICA(no website)

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

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DRAGON GATE USA/EVOLVE(www.dgusa.tv)

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

ANARCHY WRESTLING(www.anarchy-wrestling.net)

Next show is Saturday 10/25 in Cornelia, GA with every match in a steel cage:
-Mikael Judas, Geter, & Azrael vs. Iceberg, Se7en, & Jagged Edge - War Games
-B.J. Hancock vs. Stryknyn vs. Mike Posey vs. Billy Buck vs. Brodie Ray Chase - Heavyweight Title Gauntlet Match
-Tommy Penirelli vs. Phil Gunner vs. Corey Hollis vs. Anthony Henry - T.V. Title Caged Fury Match
-Todd Sexton & Bobby Moore vs. The Urban Assault Squad(Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) vs. The Washington Bullets(Jon & Trey Williams) vs. William Huckaby & Joe Black - Tag Team Titles
-Joey Rhymer vs. Trever Aeon vs. Alex Avgerinos vs. Supernatural vs. Lars Manderson vs. Slim J vs. Jeremy Foster vs. El Gran Laredo vs. Jacob Ashworth vs. Kevin Blue - Young Lions' Title Escape-The-Cage Match

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Next show is Friday 12/12 in Reseda, CA:
-Kyle O'Reilly vs. Ricochet - Heavyweight Title
-Matt Sydal & Chris Sabin vs. The Young Bucks
-Brian Cage vs. Biff Busick vs. Uhaa Nation vs. Tommaso Ciampa

CHIKARA(www.chikarapro.com)

Next show is Saturday 10/25 in Gibsonville, NC:
-Icarus, Eddie Kingston, & The Throwbacks("Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti & Dasher Hatfield) vs. Jimmy Jacobs & The Flood
-Ashley Remington vs. Juan Francisco De Coronado
-The Osirian Portal(Amasis & Ophidian) vs. Jaka & Oleg The Usurper
-The Spectral Envoy(Ultramantis Black, Hallowicked, & Frightmare) vs. The Bloc Party(The Proletariat Boar Of Moldova, Mr. Azerbaijan, & Prakash Sabar)
-The Colony(Fire Ant & Worker Ant) vs. The Devastation Corporation(Max Smashmaster & Blaster McMassive)
-Silver Ant vs. Shynron
-3.0(Shane Matthews & Scott Parker) vs. The Aftermath(Trevor Lee & Chet Sterling)

CHIKARA has a show on Sunday 10/26 in Richmond, VA:
-Icarus vs. Jimmy Jacobs - Grand Championship
-The Colony(Fire Ant, Silver Ant, & Worker Ant) vs. The Bloc Party(The Proletariat Boar Of Moldova, Mr. Azerbaijan, & Prakash Sabar)
-Eddie Kingston vs. Volgar
-Dasher Hatfield, Ashley Remington, El Hijo Del Ice Cream, & Scott Parker vs. "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti, Archibald Peck, Ice Cream Jr., & Shane Matthews
-The Osirian Portal(Amasis & Ophidian) & N_R_G(Hype Rockwell & Race Jaxon) vs. The Wrecking Crew
-The Spectral Envoy(Ultramantis Black, Hallowicked, & Frightmare) vs. Die Bruderschaft Des Kreuzes(Jakob Hammermeier, Nokken, & ?)
-Shynron vs. Missile Assault Ant

WRESTLING IS FUN(www.wrestlingisfun.org)

Next show is Saturday 11/1 in Norristown, PA featuring the Young Lions' Cup Tournament:
-Tournament Participants:  Prince Kimberlee, Malice, Cheeseburger, Danny Cannon, Joe Black, The Proletariat Boar Of Moldova, Eddie Smooth, Arctic Rescue Ant, Will Ferrara, Adam Page, J.T. Dunn, Heidi Lovelace
-The Throwbacks("Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti & Dasher Hatfield) & N_R_G(Race Jaxon & Hype Rockwell) vs. Juan Francisco De Coronado, The Bloc Party(Mr. Azerbaijan & Prakash Sabar), & El Hijo Del Ice Cream

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Next show is Saturday 11/15 in Philadelphia, PA:
-The Hardy Boys(Jeff & Matt) vs. The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson)
-Tommy Dreamer vs. Ethan Carter III - Extreme-Rules Match
-The American Wolves(Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. Harry Smith & Lance Archer
-Christian York vs. Brian Myers
-Eddie Kingston vs. Jigsaw
-Appearing:  Austin Aries, Drew Galloway, C.W. Anderson, Gail Kim, Velvet Sky, Thea "Rosita" Trinidad

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

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

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 12/5 in Ybor City, FL:
-Ivelisse Velez vs. Nevaeh - SHINE Title

IWA MID-SOUTH(iwamidsouthwrestling.webs.com)

Next show is Thursday 10/23 in Clarksville, IN.

AAW(www.aawrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 11/7 in Merrionette Park, IL:
-Rhino vs. Keith Walker
-Heidi Lovelace vs. Christian Faith - Heritage Title

ACW(www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com)

Next shows are Friday 11/7, Saturday 11/8, and Sunday 11/9 in Austin, TX as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest.

ACW has a show on Sunday 11/16 featuring the Lone Star Classic Tournament:
-Tournament Participants:  Masada, Jason Silver, Gregory James, A.C.H., Darin Childs

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

Leave a comment or e-mail: patrickab7@yahoo.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

WWE Raw

-Commentators:  Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Damien Sandow & Tag Team Champions Goldust & Stardust(w/ Mike Mizanin) d. U.S. Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy & Jimmy & Jey Uso when Sandow rolled up Sheamus with a handful of tights.
-Alicia Fox(w/ Paige Knight) d. Women's Champion A.J. Lee(non-title) via rollup after a distraction by Paige.
-Randy Orton and John Cena had a war of words...Chief Operating Officer Triple H had announced that the winner of their Hell In A Cell match will get the next WWE Title shot at Brock Lesnar.  That brought out Paul Heyman to extol the virtues of his client...Cena teased giving him an F-U but just set him down.  However, Orton had no such mercy and dropped Cena with an RKO...Orton and Heyman gloated, but then Orton RKOed Heyman as well.
-Alexander Rusev(w/ Lana Perry) d. Big E Langston with the Accolade(camel clutch).
-Brie Bella d. Summer Rae with the Bella Buster(X-Factor).
-A promo exchange between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins featured a visit from Mick Foley, a man who knows Hell In A Cell all too well...
-Antonio Cesaro d. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler(non-title) after blocking a superkick and delivering a European uppercut.  Cesaro dropped Dolph with a post-match Neutralizer.
-Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, & Kane d. John Cena & Dean Ambrose in a handicap street fight in which the Hell In A Cell cage was lowered midway through the bout; Orton pinned Ambrose after countering a rebound lariat with the RKO.  Rollins took out Orton with the advanced curbstomp after the match, then celebrated on top of the Cell to end the show.

SICW Special Comment

Now, as promised, a special comment about Saturday's Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling show at the Community Center in East Carondelet, Illinois.

Just heard this morning about Ox Baker's passing. Surreal that I just saw him at an SICW event a few months ago...he was one of the great characters in wrestling.

Attendance has remained solid in East Carondelet despite being a bit down from the packed houses earlier in the year. There were some gravel piles in the parking lot that reduced available parking spaces by a bit, but thankfully I was able to find a relatively decent spot.

The start of the show was slightly delayed as a fan had some sort of medical emergency. He was on the opposite side of the building so I don't know exactly what happened, but I saw the ambulance lights outside the door...hope it was nothing serious.

The sound system had a hiccup when the National Anthem was supposed to be played, so a fan in my section started SINGING the Anthem on his own and everyone just kinda went with it. That's a first for me.

Your ring announcer was Drew Abbenhaus, your referees were Keith Smith & Jay King.

"The Old School Warrior" Chaz Wesson & Farmer Billy Hills vs. Ax Allwardt & "Dead Sexy" Daniel Gunner: This was the only change from the announced lineup; it was originally posted as a singles match between Hills and Ax. Lot of "old school" in the ring with Chaz, Ax, and referee Keith Smith. There was a rough spot or two, but then neither side's wrestlers had teamed up with each other before. Ax and Gunner isolated Hills for a while and it got to the point where Chaz offered Keith a fan's glasses so he could see the tag. The end came when Chaz finally blind-tagged into the match and hit a cross-bodyblock off the top rope to pin Gunner in 9:11.

A promo segment featued Ricky Cruz and Travis Cook(w/ Ken Kasa & Bull Bronson) forming a temporary alliance; their goal was to prove that the masked Red River Jack is actually Ron Powers. Ron lost a loser-leaves-town(-for-the-rest-of-2014) match to Ricky and shouldn't be around...this helped to establish to the attending fans that Ron would be banned for life if he is revealed to be under the mask. (That had only been pushed on the TV show prior to this.) Seeing as how they've only got two months before Ron is cleared to return, they'd better work fast. Big Daddy came out with the masked man to return verbal fire, pushing a few matches that would happen later in the show.

Bobby D vs. Frankie "The Thumper" Wyatt: Don't blink as this one ended quickly; Wyatt missed an avalanche and Bobby D got the pin with a jackknife cradle in 1:03.

Drew interviewed promoter Herb Simmons about upcoming shows. As announced on Friday's Brothers On Whatever Show on 920 AM(that radio station seems oddly familiar to me...), Marty Jannetty is scheduled to be the special guest for the November 15th show. Jannetty competed in the later days of Wrestling At The Chase as Marty Oates and I saw him in a few of the flashback segments on SICW Wrestling Explosion; of course, he's best known as one-half of The Rockers with some guy named Shawn Michaels.

They also talked about the benefit show on November 22nd for John Blackheart & Big Momma Love; their house burned down and the local wrestling community is raising money for them. They were a bit before my time, but Blackheart had a hand in training a lot of local wrestlers during his active career. MMWA Co-Commissioner and retired referee Jim Harris was in the house to help promote the event; it'll be the first time in a few years that MMWA and SICW will be co-promoting a show.

"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson vs. Mohamad Ali Vaez: These two fought to a no-contest last month and Vaez interfered in Gary's match with Ricky Cruz last week in Swansea. It's a Wrestling 101 battle of the evil foreigner against the patriotic American(one with a military background, no less). It didn't take long for this one to get out of hand; they brawled to a double countout in 9:41. Gary did a fired-up promo after the match about defending his country...this feud MUST CONTINUE~!

Herb interviewed The One Man Gang, who was the visiting guest for the month. By all accounts, he was really nice to everyone and I shook his hand later in the evening. Unfortunately his heyday was a bit before my time; he was done with the WWF by the time I was watching, though I did see his brief WCW stint when he held the U.S. Title. He notably wrestled at CHIKARA'S King Of Trios a few years ago as part of "Team WWF" with Ax and Smash of Demolition. That led to an entertaining moment when Larry Sweeney(RIP) challenged him to a strut-off and he donned the Akeem hat to the tune of "Jive Soul Bro". It's a wrestling cliche but it's true: You don't realize how big some of these guys are until you see them in person.

Cue intermission numero uno...

The Tornado vs. Attila Khan: I knew very little about Khan before this show and I don't know much more now; I couldn't tell you if he's competed in other parts of the country or if he's a totally new wrestler. I fear some level of evil foreigner overlap with him and Vaez under the same roof. This was a glorified squash, as it should have been; Khan won with some sort of straitjacket hold(I was on the other side of the ring and didn't see the hold too clearly) in 4:55...but he refused to release the hold and the referee reversed the decision. Your winner(?): The Tornado.

Red River Jack(w/ "The Famous" Big Daddy) vs. Bull Bronson(w/ Travis Cook): Travis made it very clear that winning was secondary to unmasking on this night. As a result, this one didn't last long before Kasa and then Cruz stormed the ring for the DQ in 4:08. Big Jim Hoffarth made the save, nicely seguing into the next match(though all parties involved felt the need to return to the backstage area and then come back out)...

Big Jim Hoffarth vs. "The King Of Chaos" Ricky Cruz: These two fought several times when Hoffarth was still under the Big Texan mask, but this was their first encounter since the unmasking. However, Kasa and Bronson(w/ Travis) were quick to exact vengeance for Hoffarth's involvement in their business...that led to another DQ in 5:05. Red River Jack(w/ Big Daddy) arrived to back up Hoffarth...an interesting pairing of the currently masked and the formerly masked. I smell a tag match in the making.

Cue intermission number two...there were a surprising number of indecisive finishes on this show(four in a row, in fact), but they did have purpose and will hopefully lead to management putting its collective foot down in the future about all the interference.

Classic Champion Heath Hatton & "The Man Of Tomorrow" Daniel Eads vs. "Ironman" Ken Kasa & Flash Flanagan(w/ Travis Cook): Current champion Hatton and protege Eads were going up against former champion Kasa and current contender Flanagan...Flanagan had targeted Eads at the September show to draw Hatton's attention, leading to their first title match in Fairmont City. That bout saw Flash initially win after using his kendo stick, but the decision was reversed...leaving Flash in a worse mood than usual. This was a standard solid tag bout...I was admittedly a bit distracted during the later parts of the show and didn't catch everything that happened. Referee Jay King had trouble maintaining order, including a few moments where a guy was thrown into the corner and indirectly went over the top rope as a result. (For reference, deliberately throwing an opponent over the top rope is a DQ in SICW.)

Things broke down near the end of the match and Flash's kendo stick came into play. Hatton got a hold of the weapon and Flash manhandled referee King, using him as a human shield. Jay finally got fed up with Flanagan's actions and deliberately turned his back as Heath laid out Flash with two shots from the kendo stick (earning some retribution for the kendo stick attack in Fairmont City...CONTINUITY~!). Of course, Jay turned around to count the pin when Hatton covered Flanagan...that ended it at 13:33. Flash blew his top and laid out both Hatton and Eads with the weapon after the bell...so Hatton-Flanagan II will take place at the November 15th show.

It's funny how this blog started out as more of a self-reference thing than anything else...over time, I heard from people on the local wrestling scene who said that they read it. I often wonder about my place in the grand scheme of things(both wrestling and otherwise)...I sit here as a 37-year-old guy who has far more life concerns than wrestling nowadays. I appreciate people like Brian Kelley at Missouri Wrestling Revival as well as Ben Simon and Drew Abbenhaus who take some of the load off my shoulders...I wish I could contribute more than I do to MWR, but I don't want my semi-jaded attitude to reflect on my writeups. The people around here deserve a bit better than that. I've said a few times lately that I'm one fan with one seat at the shows and one opinion...if a promotion is drawing good crowds who enjoy the shows, then that's what counts. At any rate: If you're reading this, thanks for your support.

The rest of the year looks like this:
-Saturday 10/25: PWCS in Granite City, IL

-Saturday 11/1: Dynamo in Fenton, MO
-Saturday 11/8: MMWA in St. Louis, MO
-Saturday 11/15: SICW in East Carondelet, IL (Marty Jannetty); WLW in Troy, MO
-Saturday 11/22: MMWA-SICW in Cahokia, IL (John Blackheart/Big Momma Love benefit)

-Friday 12/5: SLA in Alton, IL (Yuletide Terror); PWE in Pontoon Beach, IL
-Saturday 12/6: Dynamo in Fenton, MO
-Saturday 12/13: SICW in East Carondelet, IL; MMWA in St. Louis, MO
-Sunday 12/28: HRW in Belleville, IL

Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Anarchy Wrestling TV #454

-Commentators:  Brett Wolverton & Jonathan Feltner.
-Jeremy Foster won a four-corner match with "The Encore" Kevin Blue, "The Violence Artist" Trever Aeon, and "The Undead Luchador" Supernatural when he pinned Supernatural after a flying knee strike (7:57 aired).  After the match, Feltner interviewed Foster about the title shot he earned with his win...and representative Bill Behrens suggested a Young Lions' Title shot at Joey Rhymer.  Sounds like a plan.
-Feltner interviewed The Laredo Kid, attempting to act as translator...he was thusly renamed "El Gran Laredo".  Mike Posey interrupted the segment and trashed the masked man, leading to a match...
-El Gran Laredo d. "The New Face Of Oldschool" Mike Posey by countout when "The Stray Cat" Brodie Ray Chase argued with Posey, distracting him from re-entering the ring (5:57 aired).
-The Elite("The No-Pain Train" Iceberg & Jagged Edge) won a three-way dance with "The Priest Of Punishment" Mikael Judas & "The Angel Of Death" Azrael and The Urban Assault Squad(Shadow Jackson & Nemesis).  Judas pinned Nemesis after a chokeslam/powerbomb combo with Azrael to eliminate the UAS (9:10 aired).  Jagged Edge chokeslammed Azrael and Iceberg got the winning pin after two Ground Zero splashes (12:50 aired).
-"Wrestling's Most Dangerous Weapon" Geter d. Jagged Edge(w/ Iceberg) by DQ when Iceberg interfered (1:59).  Iceberg & Jagged Edge beat down Geter until Mikael Judas & Azrael made the save.

ROH + SICW

ROH TV

-Commentators:  Kevin Kelly, Caprice Coleman, & Nigel McGuinness(for the main event).
-Todd Hanson d. The Romantic Touch with the Spinkick Of Doom (3:07).
-Adam Page d. Tadarius Thomas by countout in a no-DQ match; The Decade members(Roderick Strong, B.J. Whitmer, & Jimmy Jacobs) watched the match at ringside.  Page destroyed Thomas' knee, but Thomas fought back and beat down Page with a chair.  However, Thomas has a change of heart and refused to finish off Page with the chair; he used the chair to swat Jacobs off the ring apron, then walked away from the match with Caprice Coleman encouraging him (7:13).
-Adam Cole d. Cedric Alexander after the Twist Of Fate (16:31 aired).
-Next week:  Jay Briscoe vs. Michael Bennett for the Heavyweight Title, reDRagon vs. The Decade for the Tag Team Titles, and Jay Lethal vs. Will Ferrara for the T.V. Title.
-In two weeks:  A.J. Styles vs. Matt Sydal.

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentator:  Larry Matysik.
-Bull Bronson d. "Dirdey" Jake Dirden; Dirden tried to cut off Bronson on the top rope, but Bronson fell on top of the superplex attempt and got the pinfall.
-Larry did a sitdown interview with Ricky Cruz...Ricky restated his claim that Red River Jack is actually Ron Powers.
-Flashback to August 1980:  David Von Erich d. Bobby Jaggers with the iron claw.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday SICW Results From East Carondelet, IL

-"The Old School Warrior" Chaz Wesson & Farmer Billy Hills d. Ax Allwardt & "Dead Sexy" Daniel Gunner when Chaz pinned Gunner with a cross-bodyblock off the top rope (9:11).
-Ricky Cruz came out to reassert his claim that Red River Jack is actually Ron Powers under the mask...he brought out Travis Cook(w/ Ken Kasa & Bull Bronson) to back him up, leading to a confrontation with Jack and Big Daddy.
-Bobby D d. Frankie "The Thumper" Wyatt with a jackknife cradle (1:03).
-Promoter Herb Simmons announced that the special guest for the November 15th show is scheduled to be Marty Jannetty.  He also talked about the upcoming benefit show with the MMWA in Cahokia for John Blackheart and Big Momma Love.
-"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson fought Mohamad Ali Vaez to a double countout (9:41).  Gary spoke his mind after the match, wanting to get his hands on Vaez one more time...
-Herb Simmons did an interview with The One Man Gang about his wrestling career and visiting the St. Louis area.
-The Tornado d. Attila Khan by reversed decision; Khan initially won with a straitjacket hold, but refused to release it after the bell and the official overturned his initial ruling after the five-count (4:55).
-Red River Jack(w/ "The Famous" Big Daddy) d. Bull Bronson(w/ Travis Cook) by DQ when Ken Kasa and Ricky Cruz interfered; Big Jim Hoffarth made the save, leading into the next bout...
-Big Jim Hoffarth d. "The King Of Chaos" Ricky Cruz by DQ when Kasa & Bronson(w/ Travis) interfered; that brought Red River Jack(w/ Big Daddy) back out to even the sides.
-Classic Champion Heath Hatton & "The Man Of Tomorrow" Daniel Eads d. "Ironman" Ken Kasa & Flash Flanagan(w/ Travis Cook); Flanagan brought the kendo stick into the ring, leading to battle with Hatton over its possession.  Flanagan repeatedly manhandled referee Jay King and tried to use him as a human shield as Heath threatened him with the weapon...leading to King getting fed up and turning his back so that Hatton could nail Flanagan twice with the kendo stick!  Hatton got the pin on Flash after that (13:33).  After Flanagan recovered, he blew his top and beat down Hatton and Eads with the weapon.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Show results

Friday AAW results from Berwyn, IL:

-Brent Banks d. Davey Vega.
-Tag Team Title Tournament:  The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) d. Juntai Miller & Marion Fontaine.
-Tag Team Title Tournament:  Zero Gravity(Brett Gakiya & C.J. Esparza) d. Joey Vincent Martini & Benjamin Boone.
-Tag Team Title Tournament:  Dan Lawrence & Markus Crane d. "Miss Natural" Heather Patera & Kimber Lee.
-Tag Team Title Tournament:  Heritage Champion Heidi Lovelace & Athena d. Gregory Iron & Christian Faith.
-Matt Cage d. Chris Sabin.
-Louis Lyndon won a six-way match with Marek Brave, Justice Jones, Dick Justice, Veda Scott, and Paco Gonzalez.
-Tag Team Title Tournament:  Zero Gravity fought The Hooligans to a no-contest.
-Tag Team Title Tournament:  Dan Lawrence & Markus Crane d. Heritage Champion Heidi Lovelace & Athena to win the titles.
-Eddie Kingston won a three-way dance with Michael Elgin and Ethan Page to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Friday PWG results from Reseda, CA:

-Tommaso Ciampa d. Biff Busick.
-Cedric Alexander d. Bobby Fish.
-Brian Cage d. Uhaa Nation.
-The World's Cutest Tag Team(Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae) d. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Trevor Lee d. Adam Cole.
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) d. A.R. Fox & A.C.H.
-Kyle O'Reilly d. Roderick Strong to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday WLW results from Sedan, KS:

-Elvis Aliaga d. Brian Breaker.
-Leland Race & Kyle Roberts d. The Roman Dynasty(Karim Brigante & Dave Blasco).
-Jamell Harris d. Britton Tucker.
-The Black Hand Warriors(Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean) d. Tag Team Champions High Level Enterprise(Jack Gamble & Jon Webb) by DQ.
-Elvis Aliaga & The Black Hand Warriors d. Brian Breaker & Tag Team Champions High Level Enterprise.

Saturday SHIMMER results from Berwyn, IL:

-The Kimber Bombs(Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb) d. K.C. Cassidy & Bambi Hall.
-Heidi Lovelace d. Nicole Savoy.
-Sassy Stephie d. Crazy Mary Dobson.
-Athena d. Nikki Storm.
-Portia Perez d. Courtney Rush by DQ.
-Nevaeh d. Jenny Rose.
-Mayumi Ozaki d. Saraya Knight in a no-DQ match.
-Evie d. Kay Lee Ray.
-LuFisto d. Rhia O'Reilly.
-Madison Eagles fought Nicole Matthews to a draw finish(Nicole countered a submission hold into a pin but tapped out during the three-count).
-Kaori Yoneyama, AKINO, & Tsukasa Fujimoto d. Mia Yim & Tag Team Champions The Global Green Gangsters(Tomoka Nakagawa & Kellie Skater).
-Cheerleader Melissa d. Kana to retain the SHIMMER Title.
-Cherry Bomb d. Thunderkitty.
-Xandra Bale d. "Miss Natural" Heather Patera.
-Marti Belle d. Solo Darling.
-Kimber Lee d. Kay Lee Ray.
-Leva Bates d. Nevaeh.
-Nikki Storm d. Candice LeRae.
-Courtney Rush d. Veda Scott.
-AKINO d. Heidi Lovelace.
-Vanessa Kraven d. Jessicka Havok by countout.
-Saraya Knight & Mayumi Ozaki d. Kana & LuFisto.
-Evie d. Mia Yim.
-The Global Green Gangsters(Tomoka Nakagawa & Kellie Skater) d. Kaori Yoneyama & Tsukasa Fujimoto to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Nicole Matthews won a four-way dance with Madison Eagles, Athena, and Cheerleader Melissa(C) to win the SHIMMER Title; Athena pinned Melissa, Matthews pinned Athena, and Matthews pinned Eagles for the win.

Sunday SHIMMER results from Berwyn, IL:

-Courtney Rush d. Nikki Storm.
-Madison Eagles d. Marti Belle.
-The Kimber Bombs(Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb) d. The Buddy System(Heidi Lovelace & Solo Darling).
-Rhia O'Reilly d. Xandra Bale.
-Jenny Rose won a four-corner match with Candice LeRae, Leva Bates, and Veda Scott.
-LuFisto d. Nicole Savoy.
-Kaori Yoneyama & Tsukasa Fujimoto d. Sassy Stephie & Nevaeh.
-Cheerleader Melissa d. Athena.
-Kane d. Kay Lee Ray.
-Portia Perez d. Jessicka Havok by DQ.
-Mia Yim d. AKINO.
-The Global Green Gangsters(Tomoka Nakagawa & Kellie Skater) d. Mayumi Ozaki & Saraya Knight in a no-DQ match to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Nicole Matthews d. Evie to retain the SHIMMER Title.
-Nikki Storm d. Kaori Yoneyama.
-Vanessa Kraven d. Crazy Mary Dobson.
-Made In Sin(Allysin Kay & Taylor Made) d. K.C. Cassidy & Bambi Hall.
-Kay Lee Ray d. Candice LeRae.
-Mayumi Ozaki, Saraya Knight, & Rhia O'Reilly d. The Buddy System(Heidi Lovelace & Solo Darling) & Leva Bates in a no-DQ match.
-Veda Scott d. Thunderkitty.
-Evie d. Jenny Rose.
-AKINO d. LuFisto.
-"Miss Natural" Heather Patera d. Xandra Bale.
-Mia Yim d. Tsukasa Fujimoto.
-Kana d. Courtney Rush.
-Athena d. Cheerleader Melissa in a submission-or-knockout match.
-Tag Team Champion Tomoka Nakagawa d. SHIMMER Champion Nicole Matthews by DQ.
-Tag Team Champions The Global Green Gangsters(Tomoka Nakagawa & Kellie Skater) vs. The Canadian Ninjas(SHIMMER Champion Nicole Matthews & Portia Perez) ended in a no-contest.
-Tag Team Champions The Global Green Gangsters(Tomoka Nakagawa & Kellie Skater), Jessicka Havok, & Madison Eagles d. The Canadian Ninjas(SHIMMER Champion Nicole Matthews & Portia Perez) & The Kimber Bombs(Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb) in a no-DQ match.

Other shows:
-Saturday WLW in Sedan, KS
-Sunday IWA-MS in Charlestown, IN