Wednesday, April 21, 2021

AEW Dynamite

-Commentators:  Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur.
-"Hangman" Adam Page d. "Absolute" Ricky Starks(w/ Hook) with a grounded chinlock/half-crab combo (8:54); "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz did commentary.  "They Call Him A Machine" Brian Cage joined in the post-match attack after Taz distracted Page, but The Dark Order ran off Team Taz.
-Penta El Cero Miedo(w/ Alex Abrehantes) d. Trent Barreta(w/ "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy) after hitting Trent with the microphone behind the referee's back, then finishing with the Fear Factor(package piledriver) (9:29).
-Hikaru Shida d. Taynara Conti(w/ The Dark Order) with the Katana(spinning buzzsaw knee) to retain the Women's Title (12:17).  Afterwards, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. challenged Shida.
-"God's Gift" Q.T. Marshall(w/ "The Guv'nor" Anthony Ogogo, Nick Comoroto, & Aaron Solow) d. Billy Gunn(w/ Austin & Colten Gunn) after Ogogo hit Billy with the body blow behind the referee's back, leading to Marshall winning with the Diamond Cutter (5:18).
-Christian Cage d. "Powerhouse" Will Hobbs after the Killswitch (10:30); Taz did commentary.  Ricky Starks checked on Hobbs after the match and stared down Christian.
-Darby Allin(w/ Sting) d. "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry(w/ Luchasaurus) with the Last Supper(crossed-leg jackknife cradle) to retain the TNT Title (14:45).  Scorpio Sky & "All Ego" Ethan Page attacked Darby after the match; "The Murderhawk" Lance Archer(w/ Jake "The Snake" Roberts) attempted to help but fell victim to a double kick to the groin.  Finally Sting returned to the ring to run off the bad guys.
-Next week:  "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Brian Cage, Orange Cassidy vs. Penta El Cero Miedo, Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. "Rebourne" Matt Sydal & "The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal(non-title), "The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander vs. "The Bad Girl" Penelope Ford, and The Nightmare Family("The Natural" Dustin Rhodes, Billy Gunn, & "Big Shotty" Lee Johnson) vs. The Factory(Q.T. Marshall, Nick Comoroto, & Aaron Solow).

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Comedy Part 864: April Snow Showers

Location:  Westport Funny Bone
Emcee:  Jason Dormire
After:  Randy Cash
Before:  Jack Wright

Due to the sudden cold snap, weather was an issue as the audience was small for the Tuesday night open-mic.  A few jokes went over well, but I stumbled over the delivery of others...if nothing else, I'm making an effort to focus on newer material.  In the past, I've been guilty of running the same four minutes into the ground and I don't want to fall into that pattern again.  Time will tell when I will be on stage again...

Tuesday Rasslin + This Week In Wrestling

ROH Week By Week

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni, Quinn McKay, & Caprice "Ice" Coleman.
-"Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester d. Joe Keys after a swinging DDT (9:18).  Other dojo trainees came to Keys' defense when Bruiser looked for a post-match attack, but Ken Dixon turned on Eric Martin and Dante Caballero to join Bruiser.

WWE NXT

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, & Wade Barrett.
-L.A. Knight d. Dexter Lumis after a snapmare driver (9:51); Indi Hartwell appeared at ringside to check out Lumis, but was pulled away by NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, & "All Day" Austin Theory.
-The Grizzled Young Veterans("Liverpool's #1" Zack Gibson & "Mr. Mayhem" James Drake) d. Breezango(Tyler Breeze & Johnny Fandango); Gibson pinned Breeze after he and Drake hit the Ticket To Mayhem(Tombstone pickup/Codebreaker combo) (5:31 aired).
-"The Warrior Of The Sun" Sareee Fujimura d. Zoey Stark after a uranagi suplex (7:13).  Toni Storm attacked Stark after the match until Sareee came to Stark's aid.
-"The Timesplitter" Yujiro Kushida d. Oney Lorcan with the Hoverboard Lock(kimura) to retain the Cruiserweight Title (6:06 aired).  Santos Escobar & Legado Del Fantasma(Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) attacked Kushida afterwards but NXT Tag Team Champions The Mean Street Kids(Wes Lee & Nash Carter) made the save.
-Imperium(Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel)(w/ Alexander Wolfe) d. Ever-Rise("Jagged" Chase Parker & "Big Magic" Matt Martel); Barthel pinned Parker after he and Aichner hit the European Bomb(powerbomb/second-rope European uppercut combo) (1:56).  Killian Dain & Drake Maverick attempted to confront Imperium during the match.
-Kyle O'Reilly d. Cameron Grimes after the top-rope kneedrop to the back (13:28).

AEW Dark

-Commentators:  Excalibur & "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz.  Guest commentator:  "Absolute" Ricky Starks.
-"The Bad Boy" Joey Janela(w/ "The Concrete Rose" Sonny Kiss) d. Will Allday after the Death Valley Driver (5:36).
-SoCal Uncensored("The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels & "The Heavy Metal Rebel" Frankie Kazarian) d. "The Southern Savior" John Skyler & Rob Ryzin; Kazarian pinned Ryzin after he and Daniels hit the Best Meltzer Ever(moonsault-spike Tombstone) (6:58).
-"Big Swole" Aerial Monroe & KiLynn King(w/ Red Velvet) d Ashley & Steff M.K. when Swole pinned Ashley after the rolling elbow (5:26)
-"The Butcher" Andy Williams & "The Blade" Braxton Sutter(w/ "Big Money" Matt Hardy, "The Bunny" Allie Dennis, & Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy of Private Party) d. Brick Aldridge & Cole Karter; Blade pinned Brick after he and Butcher hit the Drag The Lake(powerbomb/neckbreaker combo) (3:43)
-"The Concrete Rose" Sonny Kiss d. "The Man Scout" Jake Manning after a fireman's-carry splits Stunner (0:55).
-Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & "#10" Preston Vance(w/ The Dark Order) d. Midas Black, Jay Lyon, & Ken Broadway.
-Billy Gunn(w/ Austin & Colten Gunn) d. Andrew Palace.
-Dante Martin d. Fuego Del Sol.
-Diamante Zuniga d. Queen Aminata.
-The Varsity Blondes("Bulletproof" Brian Pillman Jr. & "The Ivy League M.V.P." Griff Garrison) d. Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett.
-"Platinum" Max Caster(w/ "The Five-Tool Player" Anthony Bowens) d. "#5" Alan Angels(w/ The Dark Order).
-"Powerhouse" Will Hobbs(w/ Hook) d. "The Emp'Bruh" Baron Black.
-"The Bastard" Pac(w/ Penta El Cero Miedo & Rey Fenix) d. Dean Alexander.

NWA Powerrr

-Commentators:  Joe Galli, Tim Storm, & Velvet Sky.
-Salvatore Rinauro & Tim Storm(leaving the broadcast table to back up Rinauro when he attempted to fight on his own) d. Tag Team Champions Aron Stevens & "The Most Feared" J.R. Kratos(non-title) when Rinauro rolled up Kratos.
-Tyrus Clay(w/ "The Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol) won a triple threat match with Matt Cross and Marshe Rockett; Cross hit the shooting star press on Rockett, but Clay elbowdropped Cross and stole the pin on Rockett.
-"The Brickhouse" Kamille Kaine d. Jennacide with the spear.
-Heavyweight Champion "The National Treasure" Nick Aldis vs. Jordan Clearwater(non-title) never officially started Trevor Murdoch brawled with Thom Latimer and National Champion "The Masterpiece" Chris Adonis.

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

NXT next Tuesday has:
-Yujiro Kushida & The Mean Street Kids(Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Santos Escobar & Legado Del Fantasma(Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza)
-Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory
-Mercedes Martinez vs. Dakota Kai

NXT UK on Thursday has:
-Moustache Mountain(Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) vs. Noam Dar & Sha Samuels
-Joe Coffey vs. Eddie Dennis
-Dani Luna vs. Jinny Couture

Main Event this week has:
-Lince Dorado vs. Drew Gulak
-Mansoor El-Shehail vs. Akira Tozawa

205 Live this Friday has:
-August Grey vs. Ashante Adonis
-The Bollywood Boyz(Samir & Sunil Singh) vs. Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari

Backlash is on Sunday 5/16:
-Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre - WWE Title

ALL ELITE WRESTLING

Dynamite this Wednesday has:
-Hikaru Shida vs. Taynara Conti - Women's Title
-Darby Allin vs. "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry - TNT Title
-"Hangman" Adam Page vs. Ricky Starks
-Christian Cage vs. "Powerhouse" Will Hobbs
-Trent Barreta vs. Penta El Cero Miedo
-Billy Gunn vs. Q.T. Marshall

Double Or Nothing is on Saturday 5/29.

IMPACT WRESTLING

Impact on Thursday has:
-Eddie Edwards vs. Eric Young
-The Decay(Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve) vs. The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)
-Tenille Dashwood vs. Susan Yung

Rebellion is on Saturday 4/24:
-Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann - AEW Heavyweight Title vs. Impact Heavyweight Title
-Deonna Purrazzo vs. Tenille Dashwood - Women's Title
-Ace Austin vs. T.J. Perkins vs. Josh Alexander - X-Division Title
-Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) - Tag Team Titles
-Fire 'N' Flava(Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz) vs. Jordynne Grace & ? - Women's Tag Team Titles
-Matt Cardona vs. Brian Myers
-Trey Miguel vs. Sami Callihan - Last-Man-Standing Match
-Eddie Edwards, James Storm, Willie Mack, & Chris Sabin vs. Eric Young, Joe Doering, Rhino, & Cody Deaner

RING OF HONOR
ROH TV this week has:
-Brody King, Homicide, & Chris Dickinson vs. Rush, Kenny King, & Bestia Del Ring
-Eli Isom vs. Dak Draper

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

NJPW Strong on Friday has:
-Brody King vs. Tom Lawlor - New Japan Cup USA Tournament Final
-Wheeler Yuta vs. Rocky Romero
-T.J. Perkins & Clark Connors vs. Chris Dickinson & J.R. Kratos

Road To Wrestling Dontaku on Monday 4/26 has:
-Tetsuya Naito vs. "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka
-Seiya Sanada vs. Aaron Henare

Satsuma No Kuni Day 1 on Wednesday 4/28 has:
-Roppongi 3K(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
-Toru Yano vs. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe - King Of Pro Wrestling Title

Satsuma No Kuni Day 2 on Thursday 4/29 has:
-Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jeff Cobb & Aaron Henare
-Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay & "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka

Wrestling Dontaku Day 1 on Monday 5/3 has:
-Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. "Switchblade" Jay White - NEVER Openweight Title
-Taichi Ishikaru vs. Tama Tonga - Ladder Match
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tanga Loa

Wrestling Dontaku Day 2 on Tuesday 5/4 has:
-Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi - IWGP Heavyweight Title
-El Desperado vs. Yohei Komatsu - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title

Wrestle Grand Slam on Saturday 5/29 has:
-Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada - IWGP Heavyweight Title

NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

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

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GLORY PRO WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 5/22 in St. Louis, MO:
-A.J. Gray vs. Jake Something - Crown Of Glory Title

ST. LOUIS ANARCHY

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

DYNAMO PRO WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 5/22 in Glen Carbon, IL:
-Ricky Cruz vs. Super Crazy
-Camaro Jackson vs. Bandolero - D-1 Title.

WRESTLE MAX STL

Next show is Sunday 5/30 in St. Louis, MO:
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Xavier Walker - No-DQ Match
-J.D.X. vs. Rohit Raju
-Gnarls Garvin vs. Jake Something

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

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

MID-MISSOURI WRESTLING ALLIANCE

Next show is Saturday 5/8 in St. Louis, MO.

WORLD LEAGUE WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 5/1 in Troy, MO:
-Moses Powell vs. Jaden Roller - Heavyweight Title
-Jayden Dominic Rose vs. Sean Patrick - Jr. Heavyweight Title

PRO WRESTLING EPIC

Next show is Saturday 5/1 in Alton, IL:
-Alex Herzog vs. Shane Douglas vs. Neil Diamond Cutter - Heavyweight Title
-Michael Elgin vs. Nick King
-Ace Roberts vs. Nasty Juan Sanchez - Interstate Title
-P.T. Beckham vs. Roy Lewis
-Benjamin Trust vs. Micah Pope

NEW BREED WRESTING

Next show is Saturday 5/15 in Sedalia, MO.

CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 4/24 in Cape Girardeau, MO:
-Brandon Barbwire vs. "Warhorse" Jake Parnell - Heavyweight Title
-Hollis Giroux vs. Zay Washington - Pure Openweight Title No-DQ Match
-Dangerous & Delicious(Justin Smart & Justin Smart) vs. Mike Outlaw & Derrick King - Tag Team Titles
-Jacksyn Crowley vs. Joey O'Riley
-Deacon Cash vs. Ryu Kendrick vs. Calvin Aldridge vs. Everett Connors
-Kevin Lee Davidson & Aaron Roberts vs. Walker Hayes & Ken Dang
-The Trendsetters(Trent Daniels & J.J. Walker) vs. K.C.'s Finest(Aaron Clay & Leo D'Auria) vs. No Role Modelz(Chris Hendrix & A.T.M.)
-The Mega Brothers(Chris Slammer & Dalton Anthony) vs. The Infinite Universe("The Infinite" Ryan Gingell & Adam James)

JOURNEY PRO WRESTLING

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

THE WRESTLING APEX

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

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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.

St. Louis Wrestling: http://www.saintlouiswrestling.com/

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Comedy Part 863: Friday Night Out

Location:  VFW Post 805 (O'Fallon, IL)
Guest Spot:  Corey Flament
Feature:  Will O'Donnell
Headliner:  Bruce Veach

Bruce asked me about doing a guest set on this Friday show, but I switched roles with Corey and hosted instead.  I mostly stuck to what works since it wasn't just an open-mic, but I did try out some newer bits related to April Fool's Day.  At least the gears seem to be turning on some joke ideas these days...hopefully that can turn into a few keepers in the long run.  Not much else of interest to say, really...*waves hi to Bruce who is one of the few people who reads these*

NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 4/20/21

-Minoru Suzuki, IWGP Jr. Heavyweight/Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Co-Champion El Desperado, & IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Co-Champion Yoshinobu Kanemaru d. 

Roppongi 3K(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) & Tomoaki Gonna when Kanemaru rolled up Sho.

-IWGP Tag Team Champions The Guerrillas Of Destiny(Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) & Jado d. Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi Ishikari, & Douki when Loa pinned Sabre after the sitout Tombstone.

-NEVER Openweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano d. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe & Gedo by DQ when Dick Togo interfered.

-IWGP Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka, & Aaron Henare d. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Seiya Sanada, & Bushi when O-Khan pinned Bushi after the Eliminator(clawhold slam).

-Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Yoshi-Hashi d. KENTA Kobayashi, Taiji Ishimori, & Yujiro Takahashi to retain the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles when Goto pinned Ishimori after the G.T.R.(Eye Of The Hurricane onto the knee).

Monday, April 19, 2021

Raw + Elevation

WWE Raw

-Commentators:  Adnan Virk, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-The Viking Raiders(Ivar Hanson & Erik Rowe) d. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander when Ivar pinned Alexander after he and Erik hit the Viking Experience(double-team pop-up powerslam) (5:13).
-"The Original Bro" Matt Riddle d. Randy Orton by countering an RKO attempt with a crucifix pin (10:30 aired).
-Naomi Night & Lana Perry d. Women's Tag Team Champions "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax(non-title); Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke distracted Nia, leading to Naomi pinning Shayna after she and Lana hit a double sitout facebuster (4:15).
-"The Drifter" Elias Samson(w/ Jaxson Ryker) d. Kofi Kingston(w/ Xavier Woods) after the top-rope elbowdrop (4:43).
-Drew McIntyre won a handicap match against "T-Bar" Dominick Dijakovic & Dio "Mace" Maddin by DQ when they both beat down Drew past the referee's five-count (5:57).  Braun Strowman finally hit the ring to run off the former Retribution members.
-"T-Bar" Dominick Dijakovic & Dio "Mace" Maddin d. Drew McIntyre & Braun Strowman by DQ when Drew unmasked Mace and beat him down with his own mask (6:23).  Braun unmasked T-Bar as well.
-"The Archer Of Infamy" Damian Priest d. "The Miz" Mike Mizanin(w/ Maryse Ouellet-Mizanin) with the Hit The Lights(inverted swinging neckbreaker) (5:05).
-"The Empress Of Tomorrow" Asuka Urai d. Charlotte Flair when Raw Women's Champion "The Nightmare" Rhea Ripley interfered with Charlotte's attempted Figure-Eight Leglock(bridging figure-four), leading to Asuka getting a crucifix pin on the mat (5:44 aired).

AEW Elevation

-Commentators:  Tony Schiavone & Paul Wight.
-"Hangman" Adam Page d. Spencer Slade after a pop-up powerbomb (1:23).
-Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.(w/ Rebel) d. Tesha Price with the Lockjaw(arm-over-head Crippler Crossface/mandible claw combo) (5:29).
-The Jurassic Express(Luchasaurus & "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry)(w/ "Mr. Fun Size" Marko Stunt) d. Midas Black & Jay Lyon; Jungle Boy pinned Lyon after Luchasaurus delivered a fireman's-carry slam to Lyon, then Jungle Boy dropped Black onto Lyon with a torture-rack faceplant (1:53).
-The Hybrid2(Jack Evans & Angélico) d. Vary Morales & Andrew Montoya when Angélico made Montoya tap out to the Navarro Death Roll(spinning inverted figure-four leglock) (4:52).
-"They Call Him A Machine" Brian Cage & "Absolute" Ricky Starks d. "The Adventurer" Stone Rockwell & "The Starving Artist" Mike Magnum when Starks pinned Rockwell after the Roshambeau(sitout Dominator) (3:21).
-Abadon d. Skye Blue after the Cemetery Drive(Gory Special neckbreaker) (2:54).
-"Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy d. Prince Kai after the Beach Break(Air Raid Crash) (0:08).
-Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy)(w/ "Big Money" Matt Hardy) d. Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana & "#3" Alex Reynolds(w/ The Dark Order); Cabana got Quen in the flying folding press, but Kassidy had made a blind tag and bodyscissored Cabana into a double-leg nelson pin (8:25).
-Thunder Rosa d. "The Pretty Little Psycho" Shawna Reed via Michinoku Driver (4:21).
-The Best Friends(Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor)(w/ "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy) d. Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett when Trent pinned Backlund after a piledriver (2:00).
-"Aniki" Ryo Mizunami & "Legit" Leyla Hirsch d. "The Native Beast" Nyla Rose & "Miss Reality" Madi Wrenkowski(w/ Vickie Guerrero) when Leyla made Wrenkowski tap out to the cross-armbreaker (4:54).
-Austin Gunn(w/ Colten Gunn) d. Aaron Solow(w/ "God's Gift" Q.T. Marshall & Nick Comoroto) with the Quick Draw(hiptoss-into-neckbreaker) (4:21).
-Scorpio Sky & "All Ego" Ethan Page d. Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander when Sky made Alexander tap out to the heel hook (3:20).
-Heavyweight Champion "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega, Konosuke Takeshita, & Michael T. Nakazawa d. "Rebourne" Matt Sydal, "The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal, & "The Radioactive Papi" Danny Limelight when Takeshita pinned Mike with the deadlift German suplex (13:08).

NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 4/19/21

-NEVER Openweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano, & Tomoaki Honma d. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Dick Togo, & Gedo when Yano rolled up Togo after a low blow.
-IWGP Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka, & Aaron Henare d. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Seiya Sanada, & Bushi when Cobb pinned Bushi with the Tour Of The Islands(rewind powerslam).
-NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Tomohiro Ishii d. Yujiro Takahashi after the vertical-drop brainbuster.
-Taiji Ishimori d. NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Hirooki Goto via backslide.
-KENTA Kobayashi d. NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Co-Champion Yoshi-Hashi with the Go 2 Sleep.