Friday, October 24, 2014

Show results

Thursday IWA-MS results from Clarksville, IN:

-Hy-Zaya vs. Percy Davis ended in a no-contest.
-B.J. Whitmer d. Owens Trevors.
-Jake Dirden d. Danny Adams.
-Michael Zodiak fought Mitch Page to a no-contest in a body bag match with Corporal Robinson as referee.
-Jimmy Jacobs d. Ace Perry.
-Lee Byford won a triple threat match with Michael Elgin and Shane Mercer.
-Mr. Sosa won a four-corner match with Johnny Long, Joey Edwards, and Gabriel Grey.
-John Wayne Murdoch vs. Tripp Cassidy & Mickie Knuckles ended in a no-contest.
-Kongo Kong d. Dale Patricks to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Other shows:
-Saturday PWCS in Granite City, IL
-Saturday ROH in Lakeland, FL
-Saturday CHIKARA in Gibsonville, NC
-Saturday Anarchy Wrestling in Cornelia, GA
-Sunday CHIKARA in Richmond, VA

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators:  Michael Cole, Tom Phillips, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Mike Mizanin & Damien Sandow d. Los Matadores(Fernando & Diego)(w/ El Torito); Miz made Fernando tap out to the figure-four leglock as Sandow had Diego in the same hold on the arena floor (2:48).  U.S. Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy did commentary.
-Women's Champion A.J. Lee d. Alicia Fox(w/ Paige Knight)(non-title) via rollup after running Alicia into Paige on the ring apron (2:08).
-Dolph Ziggler d. Antonio Cesaro with the Zigzag after avoiding a European uppercut, retaining the Intercontinental Title (7:14 aired).
-Nikki Bella, Summer Rae, & Cameron Lynn d. Brie Bella, Natalya Neidhart, & Naomi Night when Nikki pinned Brie after the Rack Attack(torture-rack drop) (1:57).
-Bo Dallas & Tag Team Champions Goldust & Stardust d. Mark Henry & Jimmy & Jey Uso when Bo pinned Henry after the turnbuckle-walk Bo-dog (3:44 aired).
-Added to Hell In A Cell:  Ziggler-Cesaro for the I-C Title in a best-of-three-falls match.
-Seth Rollins(w/ Jamie Knoble & Joey Mercury) called out Dean Ambrose with the ring full of tables, chairs, and other weapons...Ambrose entered the ring through the crowd and took out Rollins with a kendo stick.  The Stooges v2.0 swarmed Ambrose to make it three-on-one, but Seth got out of dodge as Dean dealt with Knoble and Mercury.  Ambrose took out Knoble with the Nigel McGuinness rebound lariat and planted Mercury with the Dirty Deeds v2.0(double-underhook DDT).  Dean set up Mercury on a table, then dropped an elbow off the top rope to smash Mercury through the table.  Ambrose wasn't done as he got a hold of Knoble, then gave him the same treatment with a top-rope elbowdrop through a second table.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Midweek wrestling

AAW Pro Wrestling Season 2 Episode 1

-Commentator:  Phil Colvin & Dave Prazak.
-Breaking news:  Dirty Dan Lawrence & Markus Crane won a one-night tournament for the vacant AAW Tag Team Titles, beating Heritage Champion Heidi Lovelace & Athena in the finals.  They celebrated in appropriately dramatic Crane stuffed paper towels in the restroom sink and turned on the water to flood the place.
-Joined in progress:  "The Last Of A Dying Breed" Eddie Kingston d. "The Real World Man" Shane Hollister(w/ Scarlett Bordeaux) after two Backfists To The Future to win the Heavyweight Title (0:57 aired).
-Rhino vowed to bring the fight to Keith Walker on November 7th.
-"The Punk Rock Ragdoll" Heidi Lovelace d. "The Money" Matt Cage to win the Heritage Title by countering an attempted Money Clip(fireman's-carry into a palm strike) into a crucifix pin (13:39).
-New Heayweight Champion Eddie Kingston said his fight had just begun...

TNA XPlosion

-Commentator:  Rockstar Spud.
-Manik d. Tigre Uno after the Puma Crush(double-chickenwing lungblower) followed by the frog splash (6:14 aired).

TNA Impact

-Commentators:  Mike Tenay & Taz.
-Tag Team Contenders' Tournament:  The Hardy Boys(Jeff & Matt) d. Jessie Godderz & D.J. Shiima Xion; Matt hit the Twist Of Fate on Jessie and Jeff got the pin after the swanton bomb (6:19).
-Tag Team Contenders' Tournament:  X-Division Champion Samoa Joe & Low-Ki d. Phil Gunner & Samuel Shaw when Brittany Garrett tripped Gunner, leading to Joe making Gunner tap out to the Kokita Clutch (4:32).  Shaw turned on Gunner after the match with a chair attack from behind, then Brittany jumped into his arms and kissed him.
-Rebel vs. Angelina Love never happened as Women's Champion Jessicka Havok attacked Rebel; Gail Kim ran out to fight with Havok and security had to break it up.
-Bram Cameron d. Brother Devon in a hardcore match after Brutus Magnus knocked Devon off the ropes with a kendo stick, allowing Bram to knock out Devon with the turnbuckle bolt for the win (5:54).
-Tag Team Contenders' Tournament:  Montel Vontavious Porter & Kenny King d. Ken Anderson & Sgt. Chris Melendez when King rolled up Melendez with a handful of tights (4:52).
-Tag Team Contenders' Tournament:  Ethan Carter III & Tyrus Clay d. "Showtime" Eric Young & Rockstar Spud; Tyrus took out Spud with the Tongan Death Grip chokeslam and EC3 covered for the pin (6:58).
-Kurt Angle presided over the contract signing for next week's Heavyweight Title match between champion Bobby Lashley and challenger Bobby Roode; Angle said that he would be the special guest referee.


-Commentators:  Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, & Jason Albert.
-The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor) d. Jason Jordan & Tye Dillinger when Viktor pinned Dillinger after the Fall Of Man(legsweep/flying European uppercut combo) (2:34).  Hideo "KENTA" Itami ran in to attack Konnor & Viktor, but the numbers caught up to him and they laid him out with the Fall Of Man.
-Tyler Breeze d. "The Moonchild" C.J. Parker with the Beauty Shot(spinning heel kick) (2:53); the injured Mojo Rawley came out to watch the match.
-Backstage:  Devin Taylor interviewed Titus O'Neil about his NXT Title shot at Adrian Neville.
-The Vaudevillains("The Artiste" Aiden English & Simon Gotch) d. Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy; Gotch hit Blake with a European uppercut to the back of the head and English followed up with a swinging neckbreaker(combo called the Gentlemen's Congress), allowing Gotch to pin Blake (4:21).
-"The Boss" Sasha Banks d. Bayley Rose with the backcracker followed by the Bank Statement(modified Crippler Crossface) (5:11).  Becky Lynch saved Bayley from a post-match beating...only to attack Bayley from behind.  Ladies and gentlemen, we have a heel turn.
-Backstage:  Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady chatted with Carmella Van Damme...she's facing Emma Tayla on next week's show.
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville d. Titus O'Neil with the Red Arrow(corkscrew shooting star press) to retain the NXT Title (8:05 aired).  Sami Zayn came out to congratulate Neville, then challenged him to a title match...Neville accepted, but said that Zayn "can't win the big one".

WWE Superstars

-Commentators:  Tom Phillips & Renee Young.
-Tyson Kidd(w/ Natalya Neidhart) d. Kofi Kingston with the Sharpshooter (4:44).
-Jack Swagger(w/ Zeb Colter) d. Bo Dallas via Patriot Lock(anklelock) after blocking the turnbuckle-walk Bo-dog (6:38 aired).

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).



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.


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


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)



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
-A.C.H. vs. Kyle O'Reilly
-Mikey McFinnegan vs. Christian Rose


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
-Spi-Ral vs. Jeremy Wyatt
-Gauntlet Match: Bradley Charles, Mike Outlaw, Brandon Gallagher, Ken Kasa, Paco Gonzalez, Brandon Aarons


Next show is Saturday 11/15 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Heath Hatton vs. Flash Flanagan - Classic Title
-Red River Jack & Jim Hoffarth vs. Ricky Cruz & Ken Kasa
-Chaz Wesson vs. Mohamad Ali Vaez
-Daniel Eads vs. Waco
-Shorty Biggs vs. Ax Allwardt
-Farmer Billy Hills vs. Attila Khan
-Shiloh Jonze vs. Bubba Trohl
-Appearing:  Marty Jannetty


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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



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


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


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


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


Next show is Saturday 11/1 in Norristown, PA featuring the Young Lions' Cup Tournament:
-Tournament Participants:  Princess 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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Monday, October 20, 2014


-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 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 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.