Friday, July 23, 2021

NJPW Summer Struggle 7/23/21

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo & Jado d. NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Hirooki Goto, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Rocky Romero when Jado pinned Taguchi after Phantasmo's Sudden Death(superkick).

-Hiroshi Tanahashi, NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Tomohiro Ishii, & Toru Yano d. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, KENTA Kobayashi, & Yujiro Takahashi when Ishii pinned Takahashi after the vertical-drop brainbuster.

-Jeff Cobb & "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka d. Kazuchika Okada & NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Yoshi-Hashi when Cobb pinned Hashi with the Tour Of The Islands(rewind powerslam).

-IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi & Bushi d. "Master Wato" Hirai Kawato & Tomoaki Honma when Shingo pinned Honma after the Last Of The Dragon(pumphandle wrist-clutch Michinoku Driver).

-IWGP Tag Team Champion Seiya Sanada d. Taichi Ishikari via bridging O'Connor Roll.

-IWGP Tag Team Champion Tetsuya Naito d. Zack Sabre Jr. with the Destino(sitout standing Sliced Bread #2).

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Thursday Rasslin

WWE NXT UK

-Commentators:  Andy Shepherd & Nigel McGuinness.
-Nina Samuels vs. Laura DiMatteo.
-Joseph Conners(w/ "The Fashionista" Jinny Couture) d. Tristan Archer(aka Clement Petiot in the Cruiserweight Classic).  Afterwards, Aoife Valkyrie confronted Jinny.
-Pretty Deadly(Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley) d. Subculture(Mark Andrews & "The Modfather" Flash Morgan Webster)(w/ Dani Luna) to retain the United Kingdom Tag Team Titles.
-Next week:  Moustache Mountain(United Kingdom Heritage Cup Champion Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) vs. Symbiosis("The King Of The Travelers" Tyson T-Bone & "Primate" Jay Melrose).

Impact Wrestling

-Commentators:  Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown.
-"The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air" Trey Miguel & Petey Williams d. Tony Gunn & "The Fannypack Kid" Kal Herro.
-"The Ultimate Finesser" Chris Bey d. "The Desi Hitman" Rohit Raju(w/ Mahabali Shera) after the Art Of Finesse(middle-rope springboard Diamond Cutter).  After the match, "Switchblade" Jay White offered Bey a spot in Bullet Club.
-"Always Ready" Matt Cardona, Jake Something, & "The Hot Mess" Chelsea Green d. "The Most Professional Wrestler" Brian Myers, Sam Beale, & Tenille Dashwood(w/ Kaleb "With A K" Konley); Taylor Wilde returned to counteract Kaleb's interference and Chelsea pinned Beale after the Unprettier.
-Juice Robinson & David Finlay d. "The Inevitable" Ace Austin & "Madman" Sawyer Fulton when Juice pinned Fulton with a small package.
-The Decay("The Demon Assassin" Rosemary Rush & Jessicka Havok)(w/ Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve) d. Fire 'N' Flava("The Hottest Flame" Kiera Hogan & "The Boricua Badass" Tasha Steelz) to retain the Women's Tag Team Titles.

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Kevin Patrick & Byron Saxton.
-Angel Garza d. Drew Gulak.
-Ricochet d. Cedric Alexander.

NJPW Summer Struggle 7/22/21

-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Douki d. Robbie Eagles & Roppongi 3K(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) when Desperado pinned Yohei after the Pinched Loco(double-underhook sitout faceplant).

-Hiroshi Tanahashi & NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champions Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi d. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, KENTA Kobayashi, & Yujiro Takahashi when Tanahashi pinned Takahashi with the High Fly Flow(frog splash).

-Jeff Cobb & "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka d. Kazuchika Okada & NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Hirooki Goto when Cobb pinned Goto with the Tour Of The Islands(rewind powerslam).

-IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi & Bushi d. "Master Wato" Hirai Kawato & Tomoaki Honma when Shingo pinned Wato after the Pumping Bomber(lariat).

-IWGP Tag Team Champion Seiya Sanada fought Zack Sabre Jr. to a double-pin finish when Sabre attempted a bridging O'Connor Roll but Sanada pulled Sabre's shoulders to the mat as well.

-Taichi Ishikari d. IWGP Tag Team Champion Tetsuya Naito via Black Mephisto(Air Raid Crash).

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

AEW Dynamite

-Commentators:  Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur.
-"The Demo God" Chris Jericho(w/ "The Spanish God" Sammy Guevara) d. "The Chairman" Shawn Spears(w/ Tully Blanchard) with the Judas Effect(spinning elbowsmash) in a match where Spears would legally use chairs as weapons (11:00); Maxwell Jacob Friedman did commentary.
-"The Big L.G." Doc Gallows(w/ "Machine Gun" Karl Anderson) d. "The Elite Hunter" Frankie Kazarian via sitout chokebomb (3:22 aired).  After the match, Heavyweight Champion "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega & Don Callis came out so the Elite could gang up on Kazarian, but "Hangman" Adam Page hit the ring for a confrontation.  It looked like Page was outnumbered but The Dark Order came out to even things up.
-Darby Allin(w/ Sting) d. "The Decoder" Wheeler Yuta(w/ "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy) after the Coffin Drop(blind top-rope senton) (4:23).  "The Blade" Braxton Sutter attacked Cassidy after the match.
-Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.(w/ Rebel) d. "The Native Beast" Nyla Rose(w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the Lockjaw(arm-over-head Crippler Crossface/mandible claw combo) to retain the Women's Title (12:07).
-"Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy(w/ "The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander) d. "The Blade" Braxton Sutter(w/ "The Bunny" Allie Dennis) after the Orange Punch(Superman Punch) (8:45).
-"The Murderhawk Monster" Lance Archer(w/ Jake "The Snake" Roberts) d. Jon Moxley in a Texas Death Match to win the IWGP U.S. Title after a chokeslam off the apron through barbed-wire boards set up on tables on the floor, leaving Moxley unable to answer the ten-count (13:24).  After the match, Hikuleo confronted Archer.
-Next week:  Chris Jericho vs. "M.D.K." Nick Gage in a no-DQ match, Archer vs. Hikuleo for the IWGP U.S. Title, Proud & Powerful(Angel Ortiz & Mike Santana) vs. Fear The Revelation(Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler), Christian Cage/"Jungle Boy" Jack Perry/Luchasaurus vs. Angélico/Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy), and "Hangman" Adam Page/Evil Uno/Stu Grayson/"#3" Alex Reynolds/"#4" John Silver vs. Kenny Omega/Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson)/Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) in an elimination tag match.
-In two weeks:  "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday Rasslin + This Week In Wrestling

WWE NXT

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, & Wade Barrett.
-Cruiserweight Champion "The Timesplitter" Yujiro Kushida & "The Infamous" Bobby Fish d. Roderick Strong & Tyler Rust(w/ Malcolm Bivens & "Hachiman" Hideki Suzuki) when Kushida made Rust tap out to the Hoverboard Luck(kimura) (joined in progress; 11:45 aired).
-"La Wera Loca" Franky Money(w/ Robert Stone & Jessi Kamea) d. Jacy Jayne(fka Avery Taylor) after the double-chickenwing sitout faceplant (3:22).  Mandy Rose watched the match from ringside.
-Kyle O'Reilly d. "All Day" Austin Theory via kneebar (14:05).
-Breakout Tournament:  Odyssey Jones d. Andre Chase after an elevated Bossman Slam (3:20).
-Drake Maverick d. Million Dollar Champion L.A. Knight(w/ Cameron Grimes)(non-title) via rollup (2:24).
-Raquel Gonzalez(w/ Dakota Kai) d. Xia Li(w/ Boa Wang & Mei Ying) with the Chingona Bomb(chokeslam bomb) to retain the NXT Women's Title (10:49).

AEW Dark

-Commentators:  Excalibur & "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz.
-"The Blade" Braxton Sutter d. "Moonshine" Ryan Mantell.
-"La Mera Mera" Thunder Rosa d. KiLynn King.
-Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy) & The Acclaimed("Platinum" Max Caster & "The Five-Tool Player" Anthony Bowens) d. The Varsity Blondes("Flyin'" Brian Pillman Jr. & "The Ivy League M.V.P." Griff Garrison)(w/ Julia Hart).
-Abadon d. Promise Braxton.
-"The Bunny" Allie Dennis(w/ "The Blade" Braxton Sutter) d. "Big Swole" Aerial Monroe after a distraction by Diamante Zuniga.
-"Mr. Mayhem" Michael Wardlow d. Chad Lenex.
-"The Natural" Dustin Rhodes d. Aaron Solow.

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

NXT next Tuesday has:
-Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs. Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan
-Bronson Reed vs. Adam Cole
-Carmelo Hayes vs. Josh Briggs - Breakout Tournament

NXT UK on Thursday has:
-Pretty Deadly(Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley) vs. Subculture(Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster) - United Kingdom Tag Team Titles

Main Event this week has:
-Ricochet vs. Cedric Alexander
-Angel Garza vs. Drew Gulak

205 Live on Friday has:
-"Ikemen" Jiro Kuroshio vs. Grayson Waller
-Guru Raaj vs. Asher Hale
-Jake Atlas vs. Ari Sterling

Raw on Monday has:
-A.J. Styles & Omos vs. The Viking Raiders(Ivar Hanson & Erik Rowe) - Raw Tag Team Titles

SummerSlam is on Saturday 8/21:
-Bobby Lashley vs. Bill Goldberg - WWE Title
-Roman Reigns vs. John Cena - Universal Title

ALL ELITE WRESTLING

Dynamite this Wednesday has:
-Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer - IWGP U.S. Title Texas Death Match
-Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose - Women's Title
-Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Spears - Chairs Legal For Spears
-Orange Cassidy vs. "The Blade" Braxton Sutter
-Darby Allin vs. Wheeler Yuta
-Frankie Kazarian vs. Doc Gallows

IMPACT WRESTLING

Impact on Thursday has:
-Chris Sabin vs. Moose
-The Decay(Rosemary Rush & Jessicka Havok) vs. Fire 'N' Flava(Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz) - Women's Tag Team Titles
-Jake Something, Matt Cardona, & Chelsea Green vs. Brian Myers, Sam Beale, & Tenille Dashwood
-Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Ace Austin & "Madman" Sawyer Fulton
-Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju
-Trey Miguel vs. Steve Maclin

RING OF HONOR

ROH TV this week has:
-Eli Isom vs. Dalton Castle vs. Dak Draper
-World Famous C.B. vs. Flip Gordon
-Pierre Carl Ouellet vs. Sledge

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

NJPW Strong on Friday features the Tag Team Turbulence Tournament:
-Tom Lawlor vs. Satoshi Kojima - Strong Openweight Title
-Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita vs. The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) - Tournament Semifinal
-VLNCE UNLTD(Brody King & Chris Dickinson) vs. The West Coast Wrecking Crew(Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) - Tournament Semifinal

NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

Empower will be on Saturday 8/28 in St. Louis, MO with an all-women show.

The 73rd Anniversary Show will be on Sunday 8/29 in St. Louis, MO.

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GLORY PRO WRESTLING

Next show is Sunday 7/25 in St. Louis, MO:
-Jake Something vs. Mike Outlaw - Crown Of Glory Title
-Rohit Raju vs. Donovan Danhausen - Midwest Territory Title
-Halal Beefcake(Idris Abraham & Joe Coleman) vs. Technical Difficulties(Moses Powell & Rahim De La Suede) vs. No Role Modelz(Chris Hendrix & A.T.M.) - For The Vacant United Glory Tag Team Titles
-Seishin vs. Brooke Valentine
-Myron Reed vs. Mat Fitchett

ST. LOUIS ANARCHY

Next show is Friday 8/20 in Granite City, IL:
-Jeremy Wyatt vs. Daniel Garcia - Gateway Heritage Title
-Gary Jay vs. Everett Connors
-Davey Richards vs. Thomas Shire
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Derek Neal

DYNAMO PRO WRESTLING

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

WRESTLE MAX STL

Next show is Friday 7/30 in Affton, MO:
-Mike Outlaw vs. Rohit Raju - River City Title
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Josh Alexander
-J.D.X. vs. Davey Richards
-Blair Onyx vs. Brooke Valentine
-Calvin Tankman vs. Xavier Walker

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 7/24 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Gil Rogers vs. King Christopher Hargas
-Frankie D vs. Attila Khan
-Bobby D vs. Rob Kowalski
-Billy McNeil vs. Ken Kasa

SICW has a show on Sunday 7/25 in East Carondelet, IL(TV Taping).

MID-MISSOURI WRESTLING ALLIANCE

Next show is Saturday 7/24 in St. Louis, MO(Ambassador).

MMWA has a show on Saturday 8/14 in St. Louis, MO(SBAC).

WORLD LEAGUE WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 8/14 in Troy, MO.

PRO WRESTLING EPIC

Next show is Saturday 8/7 in Centreville, IL:
-Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Alex Herzog - Heavyweight Title
-Nasty Juan Sanchez vs. Roy Lewis - Interstate Title
-Mississippi Madman Memorial Battle Royal
-Tyler Copeland vs. Damion Cortess - Anything-Goes Match
-Orion Creed vs. Blake Steel
-Benjamin Trust vs. Frodo "The Ghost" Meyer
-Mr. Krystal vs. Jeff Hart
-Appearing:  Cowboy Bob Orton, P.T. Beckham, Evan Morris

NEW BREED WRESTING

Next show is Saturday 9/18 in Sedalia, MO.

CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 7/31 in Cape Girardeau, MO:
-Brandon Barbwire vs. "Warhorse" Jake Parnell - Heavyweight Title Street Fight
-Jake Lander vs. Rohit Raju vs. Hollis Giroux - Pure Openweight Title
-Dangerous & Delicious(Justin Smart & Donny Sixx) vs. The Lowlifes(Joey O'Riley & Calvin Aldridge) vs. No Role Modelz(Chris Hendrix & A.T.M.) - Tag Team Titles
-Li'l Bit vs. Blair Onyx - Women's Title
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Jake Something
-The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. The Crowleys(Jacksyn & Otis)
-Josh Alexander vs. Aaron Roberts
-Xavier Walker & The Mega Brothers(Chris Slammer & Dalton Anthony) vs. Walker Hayes & The Trendsetters(Trent Daniels & J.J. Walker)
-Aaron Clay, Ryu Kendrick, Denzel Rollins, & El Jabornito vs. The Singularity("The Infinite" Ryan Gingell & "The Pariah" Adam James), Leo D'Auria, & Ken Dang
-Calvin Tankman vs. Barackus
-Appearing:  Scott Hall

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ALL-AMERICAN WRESTLING(www.aawrestling.com)

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

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

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

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

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

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

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

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Raw + Elevation

WWE Raw

-Commentators:  Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-"The Original Bro" Matt Riddle & The Viking Raiders(Ivar Hanson & Erik Rowe) d. Raw Tag Team Champions "The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles & "Omos" Jordan Omogbehin & John Morrison(w/ "The Miz" Mike Mizanin); Erik pinned Morrison after he and Ivar hit the Viking Experience(double-team pop-up powerslam) (8:34 aired).
-Jaxson Ryker d. "The Drifter" Elias Samson in a Symphony Of Destruction Match after a superplex through two tables outside the ring (9:22 aired).
-Women's Tag Team Champions Natalya Neidhart & Tamina Snuka d. "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax(w/ Reginald Thomas)(non-title) when Tamina pinned Shayna after the superkick (joined in progress; 3:50 aired).
-Reginald Thomas d. Akira Tozawa after a somersault buttdrop to win the 24/7 Title.
-U.S. Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy d. Humberto Carrillo(non-title) via Brogue Kick (6:41 aired).
-"The Almighty" Bobby Lashley(w/ Montel Vontavious Porter) d. "Limitless" Keith Lee(non-title) after the spear (5:51).  Afterwards, Bill Goldberg returned to confront Lashley.
-Jeff Hardy d. NXT Champion Karrion Kross(non-title) by powerbombing him off the second rope and getting the pin with feet on the ropes (1:41).
-"The Nightmare" Rhea Ripley d. Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair by DQ when Charlotte blatantly hit Rhea with the title belt (8:51 aired).  However, Rhea laid out Charlotte with a Riptide(pumphandle powerbomb) on the floor and "Almost Super Hero" Nikki Cross decided to put her newly-won Money In The Bank briefcase to good use...
-"Almost Super Hero" Nikki Cross d. Charlotte Flair with a cross-bodyblock off the top rope to win the Raw Women's Title (0:13).
-Next week:  A.J. Styles & Omos vs. The Viking Raiders for the Raw Tag Team Titles.

AEW Elevation

-Commentators:  Tony Schiavone & Paul Wight.
-"The Murderhawk Monster" Lance Archer d. Zachariah with the Blackout(reverse Razor's Edge-style powerbomb) (1:08); Jake "The Snake" Roberts did commentary.
-"Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy & "The Kentucky Gentleman" Chuck Taylor(w/ "The Decoder" Wheeler Yuta & "The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander) d. Chaos Project("The Original Deathdealer" Dr. Luther & Serpentico).  Luther caught Serpentico and Cassidy hit Luther with the Orange Punch(Superman Punch), causing a dazed Luther to fall forward onto his partner; that led to Chuck(legal man) and Orange sitting on top of the pin as the ref counted Serpentico down for three (6:03).  Afterwards "The Blade" Braxton Sutter & "The Bunny" Allie Dennis confronted Orange.
-Hikaru Shida d. Dulce Tormenta after the Katana(spinning buzzsaw knee) (3:46).
-"Powerhouse" Will Hobbs(w/ "Absolute" Ricky Starks & Hook) d. Lucas Chase via spinebuster (0:48).
-"The Elite Hunter" Frankie Kazarian d. "The Emp'Bruh" Baron Black with the crossface chicken wing (2:39).  After the match Brandon Cutler attacked Kazarian but Kazarian got the better of him...however, "The Big L.G." Doc Gallows attacked Kazarian as well.
-"Jungle Boy" Jack Perry(w/ Luchasaurus) d. Angélico(w/ Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy)) via Snare Trap(crossed-leg STF) (8:41).
-Red Velvet d. Julia Hart(w/ The Varsity Blondes(w/ "Flyin'" Brian Pillman Jr. & "The Ivy League M.V.P." Griff Garrison) after an axe kick-into-forward neckbreaker (4:35).
-The Gunn Club(Billy & Colten Gunn) d. "Big Shotty" Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson.
-Luchasaurus(w/ "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry) d. Fuego Del Sol.
-"Angél Dorado" Dante Martin d. "The Captain" Shawn Dean.
-"The Woman Of 1,000 Holds" Serena Deeb & Taynara Conti d. Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure.
-"The Mad King" Eddie Kingston & Penta El Cero Miedo(w/ Alex Abrahantes) d. The Wingmen("The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake & "Beautiful" Cezar Bononi).

ROH TV

-Host: "The Mecca" Brian Johnson. Commentators: Ian Riccaboni & Caprice "Ice" Coleman.
-Rey Horus d. "The Savageweight" Fred Yehi with the top-rope victory roll (5:41 aired; 9:53 official).
-"The Exotic Goddess" Mandy Leon(w/ Angelina Love) d. Quinn McKay after hitting her with brass knuckles (7:39 aired; 7:44 official).  Maria Kanellis-Bennett did commentary.
-Six-Man Tag Team Champions Shane Taylor Promotions(Shane Taylor & The Soldiers Of Savagery(Bishop Kaun & Malcolm Moses)) & "The Big Bad Kaiju" O'Shay Edwards d. Jay Lethal, "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams, "The Professional" Rhett Titus, & Joe Keys(substituting for the injured Pure Wrestling Champion "The Octopus" Jonathan Gresham) when Edwards pinned Keys after a sitout spinebuster (12:59 aired; 16:54 official).
-Next week: Pierre Carl Ouellet vs. Sledge, plus Dalton vs. Eli Isom vs. "The Mile-High Magnum" Dak Draper.