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/ Anthony Ogogo, Nick Comoroto, & Aaron Solow) d. Billy Gunn(w/ Austin & Colten Gunn) after Ogoto 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.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Other weekend show results

Saturday NBW results from Fulton, MO:

-Derek Teter won a battle royal to become the first Internet PPV Champion.
-The Iceman d. "The Heartthrob" Jaden Roller to retain the U.S. Title.
-Tyler Bodine & Frank Dunbar d. Mack & Fajita Taker.
-Derek Teter d. Drexl Bowie to retain the Internet PPV Champion.
-Chris Slammer d. Curt Gannon to win the Midwest Pop-Con Title.
-"Superstar" Steve Fender d. Derek Stone.
-Curtis Wylde d. The Math Magician to win the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday PWA results from Springfield, IL:

-All Eyes On Us(Micah Pope & Nelson Sixx) d. Blake Steel & Jimmy Karryt.
-Sage Ramsey d. Phage by countout.
-Guy Smith d. Bryan Ealey.
-I.J. Sweet d. The Great Cardini to win the Regional Heavyweight Title.
-Johnny Kincaid d. Moondog Pongo.
-Technicolor Wonderland(Victor Analog & The Mad Hatta) d. "Mad Dog" Austin Connelly & Roy Lewis to retain the Tag Team Titles.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

ROH TV

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni, Quinn McKay, & Caprice "Ice" Coleman.
-"The Octopus" Jonathan Gresham d. Jay Lethal to retain the Pure Wrestling Title by headscissoring Lethal to the mat and hooking the leg for the pin (14:06 aired; 16:38 official).  T.V./Tag Team Champion "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams & Tag Team Champion Rhett Titus accompanied both men to ringside.
-Mark Briscoe d. Jay Briscoe by countout after smashing him through the timekeeper's table with a Froggy Bow off the top rope, beating the twenty-count back into the ring (15:08 aired).
-Next week:  Eli Isom vs. "The Mile-High Magnum" Dak Draper, plus VLNCE UNLTD(Brody King, Homicide, & "The Dirty Daddy" Chris Dickinson) vs. Los Faccion Ingobernables(Heavyweight Champion "El Toro Blanco" Rush, Kenny King & Bestia Del Ring).

Saturday Glory Pro Wrestling Results From St. Louis, MO

-"The Incomparable" Deacon Cash d. "The New Wave" Stephan Newton after a released German suplex (5:32).
-Crown Of Glory Champion "The Truth" A.J. Gray was unable to compete due to a knee injury; Jake Something(the scheduled challenger) wanted to be awarded the championship, but the title match was rescheduled for the next show and "Hot Fire" Myron Reed stepped up to face Something in the night's main event.
-Allie Kat d. Hyan with the piledriver (10:10).
-Technical Difficulties("The Deliverer" Moses Powell & Rahim De La Suede) d. No Role Modelz(Chris Hendrix & A.T.M.) when Moses pinned A.T.M. with a wheelbarrow suplex (10:36).
-"The Cornbelt Cowboy" Steve Manders d. "Can't Miss" Xavier Walker via lariat (15:00).
-"The Anarchist" Arik Cannon d. "Warhorse" Jake Parnell via brainbuster after a mule kick to the groin that the referee missed (16:45).  After the match Allie Kat helped Warhorse to his feet, only to drop him with a piledriver.
-Paco Gonzalez won a four-corner match with "The Little Blue-Eyes White Dragon" Seishin, "The Southern Flamingo" Kody Lane, and "The Scholar" Ethan Price; Price got Lane in a German suplex, but Paco frog splashed Price and pinned him for the win (9:48).
-Dan "The Dad" Adams d. "Risky Business" Everett Connors via figure-four leglock (9:14).
-Mike Outlaw d. "The Gunslinger" Mat Fitchett by blocking a victory roll for the pin (14:33).
-Jake Something d. "Hot Fire" Myron Reed in a no-DQ match; the referee was knocked down and missed seeing Reed having Something pinned after a draping Flatliner onto a chair.  Something leveled Reed with the title belt and the two battled for a few more minutes until Something finished with the sitout Bossman Slam (17:41).

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Rasslin

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators:  Michael Cole & Pat McAfee.
-Rey Misterio Jr.(w/ Dominick Misterio) d. Otis Dozovic(w/ Chad Gable) with a flying crucifix off the second rope into a pin (2:59).
-Kevin Owens d. Sami Zayn by countout when Zayn walked out on the match (6:37 aired).
-New Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews introduced his new cohort (formerly Dabba Kato) as "Commander Azeez".
-The Dirty Dogs(Dolph Ziggler & "The Glorious" Robert Roode) d. The Street Profits(Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Titles when Ziggler pinned Ford after the Zigzag(jumping reverse Flatliner) (7:07 aired).
-Natalya Neidhart(w/ Tamina Snuka) d. Women's Tag Team Champion "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler(w/ Nia Jax) via rollup after running her into Nia on the ring apron (2:07).
-Antonio Cesaro d. Jey Uso by DQ when "The Messiah" Seth Rollins attacked Cesaro (7:44 aired).

WWE 205 Live

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness.
-Jake Atlas d. Ashante "Thee" Adonis with the Rainbow DDT(top-rope cartwheel into a DDT) (8:29).
-"Retro" August Grey d. "The Premier Athlete" Tony Nese(w/ Ariya Daivari) by reversing an O'Connor Roll (11:06).

NJPW Strong

-Misterioso, Barrett Brown, Jordan Clearwater, & Adrian Quest d. Karl Fredericks, Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight, & "The D.K.C." Dylan Kyle Cox when Misterioso pinned Knight after the M.S.O.(backcracker).
-New Japan Cup USA Semifinal:  Tom Lawlor d. Hikuleo via small package.
-New Japan Cup USA Semifinal:  Brody King d. Lio Rush with the Gonzo Bomb(over-the-shoulder piledriver).

Thursday Rasslin

WWE NXT UK

-Commentators:  Andy Shepherd & Nigel McGuinness.
-Nathan Frazer d. "The Divine Beast" Saxon Huxley after the frog splash (6:07).
-"The White Witch" Isla Dawn d. Emilia McKenzie with the Call Of The Quarters(half-nelson suplex) (5:35).
-Jack Starz(w/ Piper Niven) d. Ashton Smith via rollup (6:00).
-"The Lucky Yin" Kenny Williams d. Amir Jordan after running him into an exposed turnbuckle, finishing with a headlock driver (11:32)
-Next week:  Moustache Mountain(Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) vs. "The Scottish Supernova" Noam Dar & Sha Samuels, "The Iron King" Joe Coffey vs. Eddie Dennis, and Dani Luna vs. "The Fashionista" Jinny Couture.

Impact Wrestling

-Commentators:  Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown.
-Jessicka Havok d. Nevaeh after the Legdrop O' Doom (10:46 aired).
-"The Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander d. T.J. Perkins with the Divine Intervention(double-underhook piledriver) (11:51).
-"Machine Gun" Karl Anderson(w/ "The Big L.G." Doc Gallows) d. Crazzy Steve(w/ Black Taurus & "The Demon Assassin" Rosemary Rush) via spinebuster (4:15 aired).
-Jordynne Grace & Jazz d. Women's Tag Team Champions Fire 'N' Flava("The Hottest Flame" Kiera Hogan & "The Boricua Badass" Tasha Steelz)(non-title) when Jazz pinned Kiera with a Michinoku Driver (1:24).
-"The Most Professional Wrestler" Brian Myers d. Jake Something(w/ "Always Ready" Matt Cardona) after the Roster Cut(lariat) (2:23).
-"The Draw" Sami Callihan(w/ "The Most Professional Wrestler" Brian Myers) d. "Always Ready" Matt Cardona with the package piledriver (9:14 aired).
-Next week:  Decay(Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve) vs. The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows), plus Tenille Dashwood vs. Susan Yung and Eddie Edwards vs. Eric Young.

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Kevin Patrick & Byron Saxton.
-Mansoor El-Shehail d. Akira Tozawa with the slingshot neckbreaker (5:26).
-Angel Garza d. Drew Gulak after the Wing Clipper(double-underhook guillotine drop) (7:48 aired).

Announced for WWE Smackdown:  The Dirty Dogs(Dolph Ziggler & "The Glorious" Robert Roode) vs. The Street Profits(Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles, plus Rey Misterio Jr. vs Otis Dozovic.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

AEW Dynamite

-Commentators:  Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur.
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) d. "The Bastard" Pac & Rey Fenix to retain the Tag Team Titles; Nick pulled off Fenix's mask and got the pin after he and Matt hit a double superkick (23:23).
-Jade Cargill d. Red Velvet with the Jaded(double-chickenwing sitout faceplant) (6:17).
-"The Guv'nor" Anthony Ogogo(w/ "God's Gift" Q.T. Marshall, Nick Comoroto, & Aaron Solow) d. Cole Carter via referee stoppage after a body blow (0:51).
-"The Demo God" Chris Jericho(w/ "The Spanish God" Sammy Guevara) d. Dax Harwood(w/ Cash Wheeler & Tully Blanchard) with the Judas Effect(spinning elbowsmash) (13:21); Mike Tyson was the special ringside enforcer.  The Pinnacle and The Inner Circle fought each other during the bout and Tyson punched out Wheeler.
-"The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander(w/ "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy & Best Friends Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor) d. Amber Nova with the Supernova(cradle Tombstone) (2:55).
-Darby Allin d. "Big Money" Matt Hardy(w/ The Hardy Family Office) in a falls-count-anywhere match to retain the TNT Title, getting the pin after a Coffin Drop(blind senton) off a scaffold to drive Hardy through the broadcast table (16:26).  The Dark Order and Sting helped to even the odds for Darby; "The Murderhawk" Lance Archer stopped Scorpio Sky & "All Ego" Ethan Page from sticking their noses into things.
-Next week:  Hikaru Shida vs. Taynara Conti for the Women's Title, Christian Cage vs. "Powerhouse" Will Hobbs, "Hangman" Adam Page vs. "Absolute" Ricky Starks, and Trent Barreta vs. Penta El Cero Miedo.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Rasslin + This Week In Wrestling

WWE NXT

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, & Nigel McGuinness.
-The Mean Street Kids(Wes Lee & Nash Carter) d. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles; Lee pinned Maverick after he and Carter hit the spinebuster/running Buff Blockbuster combo (7:16 aired).  Members of Imperium(Alexander Wolfe, Fabian Aichner, & Marcel Barthel) attacked Dain after the match.
-"The Latina Sensation" Mercedes Martinez d. Jessi Kamea(w/ Robert Stone & Aliyah Areebi) with the Air Raid Crash (1:52).
-"The Timesplitter" Yujiro Kushida d. Santos Escobar(w/ Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza of Legado Del Fantasma) via jackknife cradle to win the Cruiserweight Title (11:12).
-New NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez(w/ Dakota Kai) made her victory speech but was interrupted by the debuting "La Wera Loca" Franky Monet(aka Taya Valkyrie)(w/ doggie).  After Franky's departure, new Raw Women's Champion "The Nightmare" Rhea Ripley and new Smackdown Women's Champion "The E.S.T." Bianca Belair paid a visit to celebrate with Raquel.
-Isaiah "Swerve" Scott d. Leon Ruff with the J.M.L. Driver(half-nelson Michinoku Driver) (7:34 aired).
-"The Colossal" Bronson Reed, Dexter Lumis, & NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Ember Moon & "The Ballsy Badass" Shotzi Blackheart d. NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, "All Day" Austin Theory, Candice LeRae, & Indi Hartwell when Reed pinned Theory after the Tsunami(top-rope splash) (10:35).

NWA Powerrr

-Commentators:  Joe Galli, Tim Storm, & Velvet Sky.
-Matthew Mims d. Jeremiah Plunkett with the Hook Up(belly-to-back uranagi) (5:43).

AEW Dark

-Commentators:  Excalibur & "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz.
-SoCal Uncensored("The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels & "The Heavy Metal Rebel" Frankie Kazarian) d. Midas Black & Jay Lyon; Daniels pinned Lyon after he and Kazarian hit the Best Meltzer Ever(moonsault-spike Tombstone) (3:25).
-"Rebourne" Matt Sydal d. "The Original Deathdealer" Dr. Luther after the Lightning Spiral(snap cradle Olympic Slam) (6:29).
-"#5" Alan Angels & "#10" Preston Vance(w/ The Dark Order) d. Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett when Vance made Sackett tap out to the full nelson (3:44).
-Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana(w/ The Dark Order) d. "Man Scout" Jake Manning with the Billy Goat's Curse(reverse Boston Crab) (4:19).
-"Big Swole" Aerial Monroe & Red Velvet(w/ KiLynn King) d. Amber Nova & Queen Aminata when Velvet pinned Nova after the Chef's Kiss(spinning buzzsaw kick) (4:12).  Jade Cargill made her entrance after the match and Velvet attacked her, triggering a brawl.
-Aaron Solow(w/ "God's Gift" Q.T. Marshall & Nick Comoroto) d. Fuego Del Sol with the crossed-arm Pedigree ().
-The Gunn Club(Billy, Austin, & Colten Gunn) d. Andrew Palace, "The Adventurer" Stone Rockwell, & "The Starving Artist" Mike Magnum when Colten pinned Magnum after the double-underhook neckbreaker (3:14).
-KiLynn King d. "Miss Reality" Madi Wrenkowski with the Kingdom Falls(atomic facebuster) (2:52).
-"Big Money" Matt Hardy(w/ The Hardy Family Office) d. Ken Broadway via Leech(double-underhook guillotine hold) (3:51).
-Evil Uno & Stu Grayson(w/ The Dark Order) d. Vary Morales & Spencer Slade; Grayson pinned Slade after he and Uno hit the Fatality(Gory Bomb/top-rope somersault Cutter combo) (1:34).
-Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.(w/ Rebel) d. "Pretty Little Psycho" Shawna Reed with the Lockjaw(arm-over-head Crippler Crossface/mandible claw combo) (2:15).
-"They Call Him A Machine" Brian Cage & "Absolute" Ricky Starks(w/ "Powerhouse" Will Hobbs & Hook) d. Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander when Cage pinned Bravo after the Drill Claw(vertical suplex into sitout Tombstone) (2:49).
-"The Native Beast" Nyla Rose(w/ Vickie Guerrero) d. Leila Grey with the Beast Bomb(sitout powerbomb) (1:51).
-The Varsity Blondes("Bulletproof" Brian Pillman Jr. & "The Ivy League M.V.P." Griff Garrison) d. Prince Kai & Will Allday; Pillman pinned Kai after the Air Pillman(springboard clothesline) (3:55).
-"The Murderhawk" Lance Archer d. Cole Karter with a short-arm Bossman Slam (3:14); Jake "The Snake" Roberts did commentary.
-"#4" Alex Reynolds(w/ The Dark Order) d. "The Hollywood Hunk" Ryan Nemeth(w/ "The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake) after a swinging uranagi (4:18); "#3" John Silver did commentary.

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

NXT next Tuesday has:
-In action:  Sareee

NXT UK on Thursday has:
-Amir Jordan vs. Kenny Williams
-Nathan Frazer vs. Saxon Huxley

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

ALL ELITE WRESTLING

Dynamite this Wednesday has:
-Darby Allin vs. Matt Hardy - TNT Title Falls-Count-Anywhere Match
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Pac & Rey Fenix - Tag Team Titles
-Chris Jericho vs. Dax Harwood - Special Enforcer Mike Tyson
-Red Velvet vs. Jade Cargill
-Kris Statlander vs. Amber Nova

Double Or Nothing is on Saturday 5/29.

IMPACT WRESTLING

Impact on Thursday has:
-T.J. Perkins vs. Josh Alexander

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
-Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) - Tag Team Titles
-Ace Austin vs. T.J. Perkins vs. Josh Alexander - X-Division Title
-Matt Cardona vs. Brian Myers

RING OF HONOR
ROH TV this week has:
-Jonathan Gresham vs. Jay Lethal - Pure Wrestling Title
-Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

NJPW Strong on Friday has the semifinals of the New Japan Cup USA Tournament:
-Brody King vs. Lio Rush - Tournament Semifinal
-Hikuleo vs. Tom Lawlor - Tournament Semifinal
-Misterioso, Barrett Brown, Jordan Clearwater, & Adrian Quest vs. Karl Fredericks, Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight, & "The D.K.C." Dylan Kyle Cox

Road To Wrestling Dontaku on Monday 4/19 has:
-Yoshi-Hashi vs. KENTA Kobayashi
-Hirooki Goto vs. Taiji Ishimori
-Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yujiro Takahashi

Road To Wrestling Dontaku on Tuesday 4/20 has:
-Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Yoshi-Hashi vs. KENTA Kobayashi, Taiji Ishimori, & Yujiro Takahashi - NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles

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 4/17 in St. Louis, MO(South Broadway Athletic Club):
-A.J. Gray vs. Jake Something - Crown Of Glory Title
-"Warhorse" Jake Parnell vs. Arik Cannon
-Myron Reed vs. A.T.M.
-Dan "The Dad" Adams vs. Everett Connors
-Mike Outlaw vs. Mat Fitchett
-Devon Monroe vs. Paco Gonzalez
-Allie Kay vs. Hyan

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

WRESTLE MAX STL

Next show is Sunday 5/30 in St. Louis, MO:
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Xavier Walker - No-DQ Match
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

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

MID-MISSOURI WRESTLING ALLIANCE

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

WORLD LEAGUE WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 5/1 in Troy, MO:
-Moses Powell vs. Jaden Roller - 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 4/17 in Fulton, MO:
-The Math Magician vs. Curtis Wylde - Heavyweight Title

CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

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

JOURNEY PRO WRESTLING

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

THE WRESTLING APEX

Next show is Sunday 4/18 in Centreville, IL.

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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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Weekend show results

Saturday MMWA results from St. Louis, MO:


-The Heavyweight Title has been vacated due to an injury to "The Son Of The South" Frankie D.

-"Roughcut" Rick Ruby d. Purple Passion after the Legdrop O' Doom (7:09).

-"The P.O.D." Damion Cortess d. D'Mon G with a DDT (9:05).

-Kahyman(w/ Abigail) d. Keith Smith Jr. after an Asai DDT (12:40).

-"The King Of Chaos" Ricky Cruz d. "Switchblade" Garrett Shanks with the Cruz Control(swinging fisherman buster) (6:18).

-"Da Bomb" Brian James d. "The Butcher" Damian Blade by DQ when Kahyman attacked James (8:45).

-"Night Train" Gary Jackson d. The Big Texan by reversed decision; Texan pinned Jackson after hitting him with a foreign object, but the decision was overturned when the referee discovered the weapon (11:19).

-Moondog Rover d. Waco with the front powerslam (12:02).

Monday, April 12, 2021

Raw + Elevation

WWE Raw

-Commentators:  Adnan Virk, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-WWE Champion "The Almighty" Bobby Lashley(w/ Montel Vontavious Porter) d. "The Original Bro" Matt Riddle(non-title) with the full nelson (6:54 aired).
-The Viking Raiders(Ivar Hanson & Erik Rowe) d. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander when Eric pinned Alexander after the Viking Experience(double-team pop-up powerslam) (5:40).
-"The Nightmare" Rhea Ripley vs. "The Empress Of Tomorrow" Asuka Urai for the Raw Women's Title ended in a no-contest when Charlotte Flair attacked both women (8:33 aired).
-John Morrison & "The Miz" Mike Mizanin(w/ Maryse Ouellet-Mizanin) d. "The Archer Of Infamy" Damian Priest in a handicap match when Miz rolled up Priest while holding the ropes (5:33).
-Women's Tag Team Champions "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax d. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke by countout(non-title) when Mandy & Dana walked out on the match (4:32).
-The New Day(Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) d. "The Drifter" Elias Samson & Jaxson Ryker; Woods pinned Elias after he and Kofi hit the side backbreaker/top-rope double-stomp combo (6:00 aired).
-Drew McIntyre won a triple threat match with Braun Strowman and Randy Orton when he pinned Orton after the Claymore(flying boot) (7:09 aired).  After the match, Montel Vontavious Porter distracted Drew and Retribution("T-Bar" Dominick Dijakovic & Dio "Mace" Maddin) attacked him.

AEW Elevation

-Commentators:  Tony Schiavone & Paul Wight.
-"#10" Preston Vance (w/ Dark Order) d. "MTV's Jersey Shore's #1 Star" Zack Clayton with the full nelson (5:07).
-"The Best Man" Miroslav Barnyashev d. Hayden Backlund via Game Over(camel clutch) (2:15).
-Women's Champion Hikaru Shida & Taynara Conti(w/ "#-1" Brodie Lee Jr.) d. "The Queenpin" Katalina Perez & Leila Grey when Shida pinned Grey after the Katana(spinning buzzsaw knee) (4:00).
-The Hybrid2(Jack Evans & Angélico) d. Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander when Angélico made Alexander tap out to the Navarro Death Roll(spinning inverted figure-four leglock) (4:26).
-"Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy(w/ Best Friends Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor & "The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander) d. "The Southern Savior" John Skyler after the Beach Break(Air Raid Crash) (3:58).
-"The Future" Konosuke Takeshita d. "The Radioactive Papi" Danny Limelight with a wheelbarrow German suplex (8:37); Exalibur did commentary.
-Fear The Revelation(Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler)(w/ Tully Blanchard & "Mr. Mayhem" Michael Wardlow) d. Midas Black & Jay Lyon; Wheeler pinned Black after he and Harwood hit the spike piledriver (4:28).
-"The Bastard" Pac & Rey Fenix d. Vary Morales & Andre Montoya when Fenix pinned Montoya after a frog splash (5:23).
-"Angél Dorado" Dante Martin d. "The Emp'Bruh" Baron Black after the 450 Splash (3:38).
-Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.(w/ Rebel) d. Skye Blue with the advanced curbstomp (4:30).
-"God's Gift" Q.T. Marshall & Nick Comoroto(w/ Aaron Solow) d. Andrew Palace & Cole Karter when Marshall pinned Karter after the Diamond Cutter (3:42).
-"The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal d. Michael T. Nakazawa via bridging rollup (5:03).
-"Legit" Leyla Hirsch d. "Portugal's Perfect Athlete" Shanna Barrulas with the cross-armbreaker (4:39).
-Penta El Cero Miedo(w/ "The Bastard" Pac & Rey Fenix) d. Brandon Cutler after the Fear Factor(package piledriver) (6:47).
-Thunder Rosa d. Diamante Zuniga with the Michinoku Driver (8:48).
-Scorpio Sky & "All Ego" Ethan Page d. "The Bad Boy" Joey Janela & "The Concrete Rose" Sonny Kiss when Page pinned Kiss after the Ego's Edge(Razor's Edge-style powerbomb) (9:43).
-The Best Friends(Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor)(w/ "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy & "The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander) d. "The Hollywood Hunk" Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi(w/ "The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake); Trent pinned Nemeth after he and Chuck hit the Strong Zero v2.0(spike cradle behind-the-back piledriver) (7:15).
-Next week:  "Rebourne" Matt Sydal, Mike Sydal, & Danny Limelight vs. Heavyweight Champion "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega, Konosuke Takeshita, & Michael Nakazawa.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

WWE WrestleMania XXXVII Part 2

-Randy Orton d. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt(w/ Alexa Bliss) after the RKO.
-"The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax d. Natalya Neidhart & Tamina Snuka to retain the Women's Tag Team Titles when Shayna made Natalya tap out to the Kirifuda Clutch(sleeper with bodyscissors).
-Kevin Owens d. Sami Zayn(w/ Logan Paul) with the Stone Cold Stunner.
-Sheamus O'Shaunessy d. "The Original Bro" Matt Riddle by countering an Asai moonsault with the Brogue Kick, winning the U.S. Title.
-Apollo Crews d. Big E Langston in a "Nigerian Drum Fight"(no-countout-no-DQ match) to win the Intercontinental Title after Dabba Kato chokeslammed Big E and put Apollo on top for the three-count.
-"The Nightmare" Rhea Ripley d. "The Empress Of Tomorrow" Asuka Urai with the Riptide(pumphandle powerbomb) to win the Raw Women's Title.
-Roman Reigns(w/ Paul Heyman & Jey Uso) won a triple threat match with Edge and Daniel Bryan to retain the Universal Title; Edge took out Bryan with a solo Conchairto, but Jey interfered and Reigns speared Edge before giving him his own solo Conchairto.  Roman dragged Edge on top of Bryan and pinned both to win.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

ROH TV

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni, Quinn McKay, & Caprice "Ice" Coleman.
-"Azucar" Rocky Romero d. Delirious in a Pure Wrestling Rules Match with the Diablo(cross-armbreaker) (13:58 aired; 14:51 official).
-Pure Wrestling Champion "The Octopus" Jonathan Gresham & Jay Lethal d. Bandido & Flamita; Bandido and Flamita had a falling-out and Flamita walked out, leaving Bandido to tap out to Lethal's figure-four leglock (12:39 aired; 13:45 official).
-Next week:  Gresham vs. Lethal for the Pure Wrestling Title and Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe.

WrestleMania XXXVII Part 1

-"The Almighty" Bobby Lashley(w/ Montel Vontavious Porter) d. Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE Title when he forced Drew to pass out in the full nelson.
-Tag Team Turmoil Match:  Carmella Van Damme & Billie Kay d. Naomi Night & Lana Perry when Billie pinned Naomi with a rollup and some extra leverage from Carmella.  The Riot Squad(Ruby Riot & Liv Mogan) d. Carmella & Billie when Ruby pinned Billie after a Codebreaker/top-rope senton bomb combo with Liv.  The Riot Squad d. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke when Liv pinned Dana with a small package.  Natalya Neidhart & Tamina Snuka d. The Riot Squad when Tamina pinned Ruby after the Superfly Splash.
-Antonio Cesaro d. "The Messiah" Seth Rollins with the Neutralizer(cradle face-first piledriver).
-"The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles & "Omos" Jordan Omogbehin d. The New Day(Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) to win the Raw Tag Team Titles when Omos pinned Kofi after a chokebomb.
-Braun Strowman d. Shane McMahon(w/ "The Drifter" Elias Samson & Jaxson Ryker) in a cage match with the running powerslam.
-"The Archer Of Infamy" Damian Priest & Bad Bunny d. John Morrison & "The Miz" Mike Mizanin; Bunny pinned Miz after a cross-bodyblock off the top rope with Miz on Priest's shoulders.
-"The E.S.T." Bianca Belair d. "The Boss" Sasha Banks with the Kiss Of Death(torture-rack sitout faceplant) to win the Smackdown Women's Title.

Impact - Hardcore Justice

-"The Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander & Petey Williams won a triple threat match with X-Division Champion "The Inevitable" Ace Austin & "Madman" Sawyer Fulton and T.J. Perkins & Fallah Bahh when Alexander made Bahh tap out to the anklelock.
-Mahabali Shera d. Shawn Hernandez in a "Chairly Legal" Match after "The Desi Hitman" Rohit Raju hit Hernandez with a chair.
-"The Big L.G." Doc Gallows(w/ "Machine Gun" Karl Anderson) d. Black Taurus(w/ Crazzy Steve & "The Demon Assassin" Rosemary Rush) after the chokebomb.
-"Always Ready" Matt Cardona d. Johnny Swinger in a "Crate American Bash" Match(with crates around ringside containing weapons) after the Radio Silence(jumping leg lariat).
-"The Draw" Sami Callihan d. Sam Beale with the package piledriver.
-Jake Something(w/ "Always Ready" Matt Cardona) d. "The Most Professional Wrestler" Brian Myers in a "Blind Games"(blindfold) Match after the sitout Bossman Slam.
-Tenille Dashwood(w/ Kaleb "With A K" Konley) won a six-way weapons match with "The Demon Assassin" Rosemary Rush(w/ Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve), Alisha Edwards, "The Undead Bride" Su Yung, Jordynne Grace, and Jessicka Havok.  Nevaeh interfered and blinded Havok with powder before Jordynne hit Havok with a Vader Bomb, but Kaleb superkicked Jordynne and Tenille stole the pin on Havok.
-"The Virtuosa" Deonna Purrazzo d. Jazz to retain the Women's Title in a title-vs.-career match after the Queen's Gambit(cradle piledriver).
-Eric Young, Joe Doering, Rhino, & Cody Deaner d. Heavyweight Champion Rich Swann, Eddie Edwards, "Chocolate Thunder" Willie Mack, & "The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air" Trey Miguel(subbing for "The Innovator Of Violence" Tommy Dreamer) in a Hardcore War.  Order of entry:  Edwards & Deaner, Rhino, Mack, Doering, Swann, Young, and Trey.  Young pinned Mack after the piledriver to win the match.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday Rasslin

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators:  Michael Cole & Corey Graves.
-The Dirty Dawgs(Dolph Ziggler & "The Glorious" Robert Roode) won a four-corner match with Rey Misterio Jr. & Dominick Misterio, The Street Profits(Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford), and The Alpha Academy(Otis Dozovic & Chad Gable) when Roode stole the pin on Gable after Ford's springboard frog splash (joined in progress; 9:37 aired).
-Tamina Snuka(w/ Natalya Neidhart) d. Women's Tag Team Champion Nia Jax(w/ "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler & Reginald Thomas) by DQ when Shayna interfered (3:00).
-Jey Uso won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.  Eliminations:  Akira Tozawa by Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander, Tucker Knight by Benjamin & Alexander, Benjamin by King Baron Corbin, Alexander by Buddy Murphy & Erik Rowe, Erik by "The Drifter" Elias Samson & Jaxson Ryker, Drew Gulak by "T-Bar" Dominik Dijakovic & Dio "Mace" Maddin, Humberto Carrillo by T-Bar & Mace, "Slapjack" Shane Thorne by Elias, Elias by T-Bar, Ryker by Mace, Mace by Mustafa Ali, T-Bar by Ali, Kalisto by Lince Dorado, Dorado by Gran Metalik, Metalik by Corbin, Murphy by Corbin, Angel Garza by Shinsuke Namaura, Ali by Ricochet, Ricochet by Jey, Corbin by Nakamura, and Nakamura by Jey (9:24 aired).

WWE 205 Live was a clip show.

NJPW Strong

-New Japan Cup USA Quarterfinal:  Lio Rush d. Clark Connors with the Rush Hour(standing backflip uranagi).
-New Japan Cup USA Quarterfinal:  Tom Lawlor d. Ren Narita via sleeper with bodyscissors.
-New Japan Cup USA Quarterfinal:  Hikuleo d. Fred Rosser after the Tongan Driller(fireman's-carry Michinoku Driver).
-New Japan Cup USA Quarterfinal:  Brody King d. Chris Dickinson with the lariat.

Thursday Rasslin

WWE NXT UK (Prelude)

-Commentators:  Andy Shepherd & Nigel McGuinness.
-Tyler Bate(w/ Trent Seven) d. "The Scottish Supernova" Noam Dar(w/ Sha Samuels) in a British Rounds Match.  Falls:  Bate pinned Dar with a rollup (1:15 of Round 1).  Dar made Bate tap out to the Champagne Superkneebar (0:40 of Round 5; 10:55 total).  Bate pinned Dar with the Tylerdriver '97(tigerdriver) (1:34 of Round 6; 12:29 total).
-Meiko Satomura & Emilia McKenzie d. United Kingdom Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray & "The White Witch" Isla Dawn when McKenzie pinned Dawn with a small package (9:02).  Afterwards, Aoife Valkyrie stared down Satomura.
-"The Ring General" WALTER Hahn d. Rampage Brown with the top-rope splash to retain the United Kingdom Title (13:44).
-Next week:  Amir Jordan vs. "The Lucky Yin" Kenny Williams, plus Nathan Frazer vs. "The Divine Beast" Saxon Huxley.

WWE/NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver (Part 2)

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, & Wade Barrett.
-Killian Dain & Drake Maverick d. Breezango(Tyler Breeze & Johnny Fandango); Maverick pinned Fandango after Dain powerbombed Maverick onto Fandango.  Mickie James did commentary.
-Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar(w/ Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza of Legado Del Fantasma) d. United Kingdom Cruiserweight Champion "The Irish Ace" Jordan Devlin in a ladder match to unify the titles; Escobar headbutted Devlin off the ladders and he fell through a ladder in the corner, leading to Escobar retrieving both belts from above the ring.
-Ember Moon & "The Ballsy Badass" Shotzi Blackheart d. "The Poison Pixie" Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell to retain the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles when Shotzi pinned Indi after the top-rope senton bomb.
-Johnny Gargano(w/ "All Day" Austin Theory) d. "The Colossal" Bronson Reed to retain the NXT North American Title after hitting the One Final Beat(slingshot DDT) twice in a row.
-Karrion Kross(w/ Scarlett Bordeaux) d. Finn Bálor after the forearm smash to the back of the head to win the NXT Title.
-Kyle O'Reilly d. Adam Cole in an unsanctioned match, getting the pin after a top-rope kneedrop with a chain wrapped around his knee that drove Cole down into a chair.

Impact Wrestling

-Commentators:  Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown.
-Jazz(w/ Jordynne Grace) d. Susan Yung(w/ Women's Champion "The Virtuosa" Deonna Purrazzo) after ramming her head-first into the ring steps, then putting her back into the ring to get the pin (6:00).
-Jordynne Grace, "The Demon Assassin" Rosemary Rush, & Jessicka Havok(w/ Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve) d. Tenille Dashwood, Nevaeh, & Alisha Edwards(w/ Kaleb "With A K" Konley) when Rosemary pinned Alisha after the Red Wedding(F-5) (7:49).
-Returning soon:  Taylor Wilde.
-"Always Ready" Matt Cardona vs. Jake Something ended in a no-contest when "The Most Professional Wrestler" Brian Myers attacked both men, focusing on Cardona (5:01).
-"The Draw" Sami Callihan & "The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air" Trey Miguel d. XXXL(Acey Romero & "Legendary" Larry D) when Trey made Larry D tap out to the Hourglass(crossed-leg gogoplata) (4:17 aired).
-Chris Sabin(w/ "Cowboy" James Storm) d. Cody Deaner with the Cradle Shock(fireman's-carry Michinoku Driver) (6:27).  Rhino ran in to help Deaner beat down Sabin & Storm afterwards, while Eric Young & Joe Doering attacked "Wildcat" Chris Harris backstage.
-Heavyweight Champion Rich Swann, Eddie Edwards, & "Chocolate Thunder" Willie Mack d. AEW Heavyweight Champion "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers("Machine Gun" Karl Anderson & "The Big L.G." Doc Gallows) when Swann pinned Anderson after the Phoenix Splash off the second rope (15:27 aired).
-Hardcore Justice matches for Saturday:

-Tommy Dreamer & ? vs. Eric Young, Joe Doering, Rhino, & Cody Deaner - Hardcore War
-Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jazz for the Women's Title in a title vs. career match
-Alisha Edwards vs. Jessicka Havok vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Rosemary Rush vs. Susan Yung vs. Tenille Dashwood - Weapons Match
-X-Division Champion Ace Austin & "Madman" Sawyer Fulton vs. T.J. Perkins & ? vs. "The Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander & ?
-Jake Something vs. Brian Myers - "Blind Games" Match
-Mahabali Shera vs. Shawn Hernandez - "Chairly Legal" Match
-Black Taurus vs. Doc Gallows

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Kevin Patrick & Byron Saxton.
-Mansoor El-Shehail d. Drew Gulak with a modified crucifix pin on the mat (5:16).
-The Lucha House Party(Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado) d. Angel Garza & Akira Tozawa when Dorado pinned Tozawa after the shooting star press (6:07 aired).

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

NXT Takeover + AEW

WWE NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver (Part 1)

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, & Wade Barrett.
-Zoey Stark d. Toni Storm via small package; Mickie James did commentary.
-"The Bruiserweight" Pete Dunne d. "The Timesplitter" Yujiro Kushida with the Bitter End(pumphandle Flatliner).
-Gauntlet Match:  Leon Ruff & Isaiah "Swerve" Scott started the match, with "The Colossal" Bronson Reed as the third entrant.  Cameron Grimes was fourth and Dexter Lumis was fifth; as Lumis made his entrance, Swerve stole a pin on Ruff after Grimes' Cave-In(flying dropkick/double-stomp) for the first elimination.  L.A. Knight was the final entrant and talked his way to the ring.  Lumis got Grimes in the Silence(head-and-arm triangle hold) but Knight caught Lumis in a jackknife cradle to eliminate him.  Knight was triple-teamed by the remaining competitors and pinned by Reed after a running senton.  Swerve reversed an O'Connor Roll by Grimes and held the tights to eliminate him.  Reed finally scored the win with the Tsunami(top-rope splash) on Swerve.
-"The Ring General" WALTER Hahn d. Tommaso Ciampa after the big chop to retain the United Kingdom Title.
-The Mean Street Kids(Wes Lee & Nash Carter) won a triple threat match with Legado Del Fantasma(Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) and The Grizzled Young Veterans("Liverpool's #1" Zack Gibson & "Mr. Mayhem" James Drake) to win the vacant NXT Tag Team Titles; Lee pinned Gibson after he and Carter hit a spinebuster/twisting Buff Blockbuster combo.
-Raquel Gonzalez(w/ Dakota Kai) d. "The Genius Of The Sky" Io Shirai with the chokeslam bomb to win the NXT Women's Title.

AEW Dynamite

-Commentators:  Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur.
-"Hangman" Adam Page d. "Platinum" Max Caster(w/ "The Five-Tool Player" Anthony Bowens) after the Buckshot(slingshot somersault lariat) (10:04).
-The Jurassic Express(Luchasaurus & "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry) d. Bear Country(Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder) when Luchasaurus pinned Bronson after the chokeslam and standing moonsault (8:59).
-Darby Allin(w/ Sting) d. "The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake(w/ "The Hollywood Hunk" Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi) after the Coffin Drop(blind top-rope senton) to retain the TNT Title (9:18).  "The Butcher" Andy Williams & "The Blade" Braxton Sutter(w/ "Big Money" Matt Hardy & Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy)) attacked Daby after the match but The Dark Order made the save.
-Taynara Conti(w/ Women's Champion Hikaru Shida & The Dark Order) d. "The Bunny" Allie Dennis(w/ "The Butcher" Andy Williams, "The Blade" Braxton Sutter, & "Big Money" Matt Hardy) with the DDTay(hammerlock DDT) (7:47).
-Heavyweight Champion "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers("Machine Gun" Karl Anderson & "The Big L.G." Doc Gallows) d. Jon Moxley & Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson); the Bucks hesitated to finish off Omega and then turned on Moxley with superkicks.  "The Mad King" Eddie Kingston tried to defend Moxley but was laid out by Anderson and Gallows; the Good Brothers hit the Magic Killer(double-team elevated neckbreaker) and put Omega on top of Moxley for the pin (16:57).  Don Callis did commentary.
-Next week:  "The Demo God" Chris Jericho vs. Dax Harwood with Mike Tyson as special guest enforcer, The Young Bucks vs. "The Bastard" Pac & Rey Fenix for the Tag Team Titles, Darby Allin vs. Matt Hardy for the TNT Title in a falls-count-anywhere match, and Red Velvet vs. Jade Cargill.
-In four weeks:  The Inner Circle(Chris Jericho, "The Spanish God" Sammy Guevara, Proud & Powerful(Angel Ortiz & Santana Draztik), & "The Big Hurt" Jake Hager) vs. The Pinnacle(Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Fear The Revelation(Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler), "Mr. Mayhem" Michael Wardlow, & "The Chairman" Shawn Spears) in a Blood & Guts Match.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Rasslin + This Week In Wrestling

ROH Week By Week

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni, Quinn McKay, & Caprice "Ice" Coleman.
-Sledge fought "The Big Bad Kaiju" O'Shay Edwards to a time-limit draw (15:00).

NWA Powerrr

-Commentators:  Joe Galli, Tim Storm, & Velvet Sky.
-National Champion "The Masterpiece" Chris Adonis & Thom Latimer(w/ Kamille Kaine) d. The End(Mike Parrow & Odinson) when Adonis made Odinson tap out to the Masterlock(full nelson) (6:26).
-Slice Boogie & Matthew Mims d. The War Kings(Jax Dane & Tommy "Crimson" Mercer) when Mims rolled up Crimson (7:17).
-"The Pope" Elijah Burke d. "Mr. No Days Off" Fred Rosser with the Elijah Express(corner double-knees to the back) to retain the T.V. Title (5:46).  Afterwards Tyrus Clay(w/ "The Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol) confronted Pope.

AEW Dark

-Commentators:  Excalibur & "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz.
-Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & "#3" Alex Reynolds d. Jake St. Patrick, "Mr. A-1" Sage Scott, & "The Young Gun" Chandler Hopkins when Reynolds pinned Hopkins with a small package driver (3:01).
-"They Call Him A Machine" Brian Cage, "Absolute" Ricky Starks, & "Powerhouse" Will Hobbs(w/ Hook) d. Brick Aldridge, Justin Law, & Hayden Backlund when Cage pinned Backlund after the Drill Claw(vertical suplex dropped into sitout Tombstone) (4:13).
-The Jurassic Express(Luchasaurus & "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry)(w/ "Mr. Fun Size" Marko Stunt) d. Dean Alexander & Rex Lawless; Jungle Boy pinned Lawless after a lariat to the back of the head with Lawless on his knees (1:45).
-"The Hollywood Hunk" Ryan Nemeth(w/ "The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake) d. Fuego Del Sol(w/ "The Ivy League M.V.P." Griff Garrison & "Mr. Fun Size" Marko Stunt) with the reverse neckbreaker (6:09).
-"The Butcher" Andy Williams(w/ "The Blade" Braxton Sutter, "The Bunny" Allie Dennis, & Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy)) d. Jon Cruz after the Filet Mignon(belly-to-back uranagi) (0:44).
-The Sea Stars("The Reel Catch" Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) d. Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; Ashley pinned Vertvixen after she and Delmi hit an assisted top-rope somersault senton (4:33).
-Red Velvet & KiLynn King(w/ "Big Swole" Aerial Monroe) d. "Miss Reality" Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress when Velvet pinned Vipress after the Chef's Kiss(spinning buzzsaw kick) (5:32).
-"The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake(w/ "The Hollywood Hunk" Ryan Nemeth) d. "The Emp'Bruh" Baron Black with the flying boot (5:19).
-"The Bad Boy" Joey Janela & "The Concrete Rose" Sonny Kiss d. K.C. Navarro & Aaron Frye when Janela pinned Frye after the Greetings From Asbury Park II(top-rope elbowdrop) (2:56).
-"Rebourne" Matt Sydal(w/ "The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal) d. "The Starving Artist" Mike Magnum with the Lightning Spiral(snap cradle Olympic Slam) (0:47).
-"Big Money" Matt Hardy(w/ "The Butcher" Andy Williams, "The Blade" Braxton Sutter, Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy), & "The Bunny" Allie Dennis) d. Vary Morales with the Leech(double-underhook guillotine hold) (2:09).  TNT Champion Darby Allin watched the match from the upper deck.
-Bear Country(Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder) d. The Hybrid2(Jack Evans & Angélico); Bronson pinned Angélico after Boulder dropped him from electric chair position into a splash (7:28).

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 1 on Wednesday has:
-Io Shirai vs. Raquel Gonzalez - NXT Women's Title
-WALTER Hahn vs. Tommaso Ciampa - United Kingdom Title
-The Mean Street Kids(Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Legado Del Fantasma(Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans(Zack Gibson & James Drake) - For The Vacant NXT Tag Team Titles
-Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs. Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis vs. L.A. Knight - NXT North American Title Contender Gauntlet Match
-Yujiro Kushida vs. Pete Dunne
-Zoey Stark vs. Toni Storm

NXT UK Prelude on Thursday has:
-WALTER Hahn vs. Rampage Brown - United Kingdom Title
-Tyler Bate vs. Noam Dar - British Rounds Match
-Meiko Satomura & Emilia McKenzie vs. Kay Lee Ray & Isla Dawn

NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 2 is on Thursday 4/8:
-Finn Bálor vs. Karrion Kross - NXT Title
-Johnny Gargano vs. Gauntlet Match Winner - NXT North American Title
-Santos Escobar vs. Jordan Devlin - Cruiserweight Title vs. United Kingdom Cruiserweight Title Ladder Match
-Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell - NXT Women's Tag Team Titles
-Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole - Unsanctioned Match

Smackdown on Friday has:
-Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. Rey Misterio Jr. & Dominick Misterio vs. The Street Profits(Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs. The Alpha Academy(Otis Dozovic & Chad Gable) - Smackdown Tag Team Titles
-Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

WrestleMania XXXVII Night 1 is on Saturday 4/10:
-Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre - WWE Title
-Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair - Smackdown Women's Title
-Damian Priest & Bad Bunny vs. "The Miz" Mike Mizanin & John Morrison
-The New Day(Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. A.J. Styles & "Omos" Jordan Omogbehin - Raw Tag Team Titles
-Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon - Cage Match
-Antonio Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
-Naomi Night & Lana Perry vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. The Riot Squad(Ruby Riot & Liv Morgan) vs. Natalya Neidhart & Tamina Snuka vs. Carmella Van Damme & Billie Kay - Tag Team Turmoil Match

WrestleMania XXXVII Night 2 is on Sunday 4/11:
-Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan - Universal Title
-Asuka Urai vs. Rhea Ripley - Raw Women's Title
-Big E Langston vs. Apollo Crews - Intercontinental Title No-DQ Match
-Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus O'Shaunessy - U.S. Title
-Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. Tag Team Turmoil Winners - Women's Tag Team Titles
-Randy Orton vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
-Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

ALL ELITE WRESTLING

Dynamite this Wednesday has:
-Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)
-Darby Allin vs. James D. Drake - TNT Title
-Jurassic Express(Luchasaurus & "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry) vs. Bear Country(Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder)
-Taynara Conti vs. "The Bunny" Allie Dennis

Double Or Nothing is on Saturday 5/29.

IMPACT WRESTLING

Impact on Thursday has:
-Rich Swann, Eddie Edwards, & Willie Mack vs. Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)
-Sami Callihan & Trey Miguel vs. XXXL(Acey Romero & Larry D)

Rebellion is on Saturday 4/24:
-Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann - AEW Heavyweight Title vs. Impact Heavyweight Title
-Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. The Good Brothers(Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) - Tag Team Titles

RING OF HONOR
ROH TV this week has:
-Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham vs. Bandido & Flamita
-Rocky Romero vs. Delirious - Pure Wrestling Rules Match

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

NJPW Strong on Friday has the quarterfinals of the New Japan Cup USA:
-Brody King vs. Chris Dickinson
-Fred Rosser vs. Hikuleo
-Ren Narita vs. Tom Lawlor
-Lio Rush vs. Clark Connors

Road To Wrestling Dontaku on Monday 4/19 has:
-Yoshi-Hashi vs. KENTA Kobayashi
-Hirooki Goto vs. Taiji Ishimori
-Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yujiro Takahashi

Road To Wrestling Dontaku on Tuesday 4/20 has:
-Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Yoshi-Hashi vs. KENTA Kobayashi, Taiji Ishimori, & Yujiro Takahashi - NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles

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 4/17 in St. Louis, MO(South Broadway Athletic Club):
-A.J. Gray vs. Jake Something - Crown Of Glory Title
-"Warhorse" Jake Parnell vs. Arik Cannon
-Myron Reed vs. Karam
-Dan "The Dad" Adams vs. Everett Connors
-Mike Outlaw vs. Mat Fitchett
-Devon Monroe vs. Paco Gonzalez
-Allie Kay vs. Hyan

ST. LOUIS ANARCHY

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

DYNAMO PRO WRESTLING

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

WRESTLE MAX STL

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

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

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

MID-MISSOURI WRESTLING ALLIANCE

Next show is Saturday 4/10 in St. Louis, MO:
-Frankie D vs. Moondog Rover - Heavyweight Title
-Ricky Cruz vs. Garrett  Shanks
-Gary Jackson vs. The Big Texan
-Brian James vs. Damian Blade
-Keith Smith Jr. vs. Kahyman
-Damion Cortess vs. Jimmy D
-Purple Passion vs. Rick Ruby

WORLD LEAGUE WRESTLING

Next show is Saturday 5/1 in Troy, MO:
-Moses Powell vs. Jaden Roller - 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 4/17 in Fulton, MO:
-The Math Magician vs. Curtis Wylde - Heavyweight Title

CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

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

JOURNEY PRO WRESTLING

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

THE WRESTLING APEX

Next show is Sunday 4/18 in Centreville, IL.

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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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Monday, April 5, 2021

Comedy Part 862: Easter Show

Location:  Westport Funny Bone
Emcee:  Brandon Taylor
After:  Ronaldo Mercado
Before:  Marquise Moore

Due to the holiday, there wasn't too big of an audience on Sunday evening...the show was fairly short as a result, clocking in at just over an hour.  I'm sure there's a joke in here somewhere about my ineptness at putting on a mic cover(often jokingly referred to as a "mic condom").  I made an effort to focus on different material than usual, including a new joke about April Fools' Day...I have another tag for it but that will have to wait for the next performance.  I used my notes quite a bit so I remembered everything I wanted to do...I cut my last joke a bit short since I was out of time, but I think I did all right.  Next time...well, I'll keep you posted.

Raw + Elevation

WWE Raw

-Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Samoa Joe.
-Raw Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods(w/ Kofi Kingston) d. "The Phenomenal" A.J. Style(w/ "Omos" Jordan Omogbehin) via small package after Kofi distracted Styles by antagonizing Omos (1:21).
-Braun Strowman won a handicap match against "The Drifter" Elias Samson & Jaxson Ryker(w/ Shane McMahon) when he delivered the running powerslam to Ryker and then Elias before pinning both (2:38).
-Women's Tag Team Champions "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler(w/ Reginald Thomas) d. Raw Women's Champion "The Empress Of Tomorrow" Asuka Urai & "The Nightmare" Rhea RIpley(non-title); Rhea turned on Asuka and left her to be pinned by Shayna after a running knee strike (8:06 aired).
-WWE Champion "The Almighty" Bobby Lashley d. Cedric Alexander(w/ Shelton Benjamin) with the full nelson (non-title) (6:46 aired); Montel Vontavious Porter did commentary.
-U.S. Champion "The Original Bro" Matt Riddle d. Mustafa Ali(non-title) after the Bro Derek(cradle vertical powerslam) (6:27 aired); Sheamus O'Shaunessy did commentary.
-Drew McIntyre d. King Baron Corbin with the Claymore(flying boot) (14:27 aired); Montel Vontavious Porter did commentary.

AEW Elevation

-Commentators:  Tony Schiavone & Paul Wight.
-"Hangman" Adam Page d. "Big Time" Bill Collier after the Buckshot(slingshot somersault lariat) (3:40).
-The Varsity Blondes("Bulletproof" Brian Pillman Jr. & "The Ivy League M.V.P." Griff Garrison) d. Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander; Garrison pinned Bravo after he and Pillman hit the powerbomb/top-rope dropkick combo (3:58).
-Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.(w/ Rebel) d. "The Pink Dream" Alex Gracia with the Lockjaw(arm-over-head Crippler Crossface/mandible claw combo) (0:27).
-"#10" Preston Vance(w/ The Dark Order) d. "The Radioactive Papi" Danny Limelight via full nelson (6:04).
-"Big Swole" Aerial Monroe d. Jazmin Allure with the Texas Cloverleaf (3:22).
-Michael T. Nakazawa d. Vary Morales with the vertical powerslam (4:23).
-"The Murderhawk" Lance Archer d. "The Emp'Bruh" Baron Black after the Blackout(reverse Razor's Edge-style powerbomb) (2:56); Jake "The Snake" Roberts did commentary.
-"Aniki" Ryo Mizunami d. Tesha Price after a spear (6:07).
-"Platinum" Max Caster(w/ "The Five-Tool Player" Anthony Bowens) d. Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana(w/ The Dark Order) after a drop-toehold send Cabana face-first into Caster's boombox behind the referee's back, leading to Caster's rollup and pin (7:36).
-"The Butcher" Andy Williams, "The Blade" Braxton Sutter, & Private Party(Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy(w/ "Big Money" Matt Hardy & "The Bunny" Allie Dennis) d. Fuego Del Sol, Rob Ryzin, "D3" Daniele Dentice D'Accadia, & Adam Priest; Blade pinned Fuego after he and Butcher hit the Drag The Lake(powerbomb/neckbreaker combo) (4:29).
-"Big Money" Matt Hardy d. "#5" Alan Angels(w/ The Dark Order) with the Leech(double-underhook guillotine hold) (5:58).
-"The Face Of The Revolution" Scorpio Sky & "All Ego" Ethan Page d. "Rebourne" Matt Sydal & "The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal when Page pinned Mike after the Ego's Edge(Razor's Edge-style powerbomb) (6:32).

Sunday, April 4, 2021

NJPW Sakura Genesis

-Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi Ishikari, & Douki d. IWGP Tag Team Champions The Guerrillas Of Destiny(Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) & Jado when Sabre pinned Loa with a bridging O'Connor Roll.
-Kazuchika Okada, NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Yoshi-Hashi, & Toru Yano d. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, KENTA Kobayashi, Taiji Ishimori, Yujiro Takahashi, & Dick Togo when Yano pinned Togo with a small package.
-Jeff Cobb, "The Great O-Khan" Tomoyuki Oka, & Aaron Henare d. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, & Seiya Sanada when Henare pinned Sanada after the Street Of Rage(Death Valley Driver).
-NEVER Openweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Satoshi Kojima d. "Switchblade" Jay White & Bad Luck Fale when Tanahashi pinned Fale with the High Fly Flow(frog splash).
-Roppongi 3K(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) d. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles when Yohei pinned Kanemaru after the Direct Drive(double-underhook swinging neckbreaker).
-Will Ospreay d. Kota Ibushi with the Storm Breaker(double-underhook over-the-shoulder somersault neckbeaker) to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

ROH TV

-Commentators:  Ian Riccaboni, Quinn McKay, & Caprice "Ice" Coleman.
-"The Mecca" Brian Johnson d. Donovan Danhausen with the Process(corkscrew snapmare driver) after a mule kick to the groin behind the referee's back (9:09 aired; 9:23 official); Mark Briscoe did commentary.
-Eli Isom d. Leon St. Giovanni after the Promise(brainbuster) (14:59 aired; 15:15 official).
-In two weeks:  "The Octopus" Jonathan Gresham vs. Jay Lethal for the Pure Wrestling Title, plus Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe.

WLW Special Comment

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

DISCLAIMER:  I'm biased.  Deal with it.

It's been a bit.  I hope to do commentaries about past shows at some point, but for now I might as well stick to current events while they're fresh in my mind.  I'd have to go all the way back to the start of 2019 to catch up...oof.  I reserve the right to cautious editing judgment as people have strong opinions about some of the wrestlers and the people behind the characters.

I hadn't been to a live wrestling show since October and I missed a few shows in recent months; due to limited seating for the sake of pandemic safety, the first WrestleMax STL show and the previous World League Wrestling show sold out of tickets before I could get mine.  The same held true for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance's return show in April so I won't make it to that one either.  Thankfully I have my tickets for WrestleMax next weekend as well as Glory Pro Wrestling two weeks after that.

The drive to Troy was the usual fare other than a pretty strong rainstorm about halfway there; I was able to get a bit of respite while stopping for gas.  Thankfully parking wasn't too bad once I got there.

Attendance was pretty good; I don't know exactly how the capacity is supposed to work in the current environment so I couldn't speak on that.  I did notice that a good majority of the fans weren't wearing masks.  I got my first COVID vaccine yesterday morning so I'm headed in the right direction; just three more weeks before I can get the second one.

Your ring announcer was Ben Simon; your referees were Martin Kattich & Allaney Harley.

Sabotage (Sean) vs. Brandon Espinosa:  Espy's opponent was announced as simply "Sabotage" but his entrance video said "Sabotage Sean".  I'm unfamiliar with Sabotage; he's billed from Chicago and (quick internet research) trained at The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy (founded by Tyler Black & Marek Brave, whatever happened to those guys?...).  He looked good here in a solid opener; Espy took home the win via brainbuster in 7:45.

Kyle Roberts vs. Derek Stone:  Stone lost the Heavyweight Title to "The Deliver" Moses Powell in November, being on the losing end of a six-man tag where he teamed with Empire stablemates and current Tag Team Champions Jon Webb & Camaro Jackson against Leland Race, Kyle Roberts, and Moses.  Moses scored the winning fall on Webb and captured the title as a result; I'm not terribly fond of champions losing their titles without being pinned or submitted, but I imagine we'll see Moses vs. Stone in a one-on-one title match down the line.  Stone is an interesting case as he's the largest competitor on the roster, but he stalls and trash-talks and cheats like a Memphis rulebreaker.  Unfortunately the shenanigans cost him on this night as Roberts got him in a Bret Hart-style victory roll from the shoulders for the upset pin in 7:53!  Ben caught up to Roberts afterwards for an interview, but Stone blindsided Roberts and beat him down before order was restored.

"The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal vs. Tag Team Champion "The Hybrid Ace" Jon Webb:  Webb was flying solo as Camaro Jackson was not in attendance.  Sydal has been turning heads with his recent appearances for All Elite Wrestling, primarly teaming with his brother Matt; it's always cool to see a local competitor reach a bigger stage.  Webb's resume speaks for itself, having held all three of WLW's championships at different times.  Sydal won a hard-fought match against the former Heavyweight Champion, getting the pin after the splits Michinoku Driver in 7:37.  (He had used that move on AEW Dark recently.)

Sean Patrick vs. Jayden Dominic Rose for the Jr. Heavyweight Title:  The rookie Patrick upset Da'Marius Jones for the belt in December, but he faced a tough test in the form of a previous holder of that championship.  This was an interesting dynamic as Rose has been changing his ways...this would normally mean a divided crowd in a battle between fan favorites, but a lot of the audience was vocally on the side of Rose.  That put Patrick in an unfamiliar position, but he seemed to go with the flow reasonably well (and it wasnt like the WHOLE crowd was against him).  Patrick has dealt with an experience disadvantage throughout his title reign, but he's been able to overcome it; he nearly scored the win after a Diamond Cutter but Rose got a foot on the bottom rope.  Unfortunately for him, Rose had his number on this night, winning in 13:33 after a Falcon Arrow backbreaker (a la Roderick Strong's End Of Heartache)...this was my personal favorite match of the night.  Rose is the first two-time WLW Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

Intermission~!  Official Ben Simon Concession Count(tm):  Mountain Dew, Ruffles, and a Pepsi.

Rival Riot:  This was a fifteen-man Royal Rumble-style battle royal with the winner earning a shot at new Heavyweight Champion Moses Powell at the next show.  The match kicked off with WLW mainstay Jack Gamble at #1(we were told had requested the first spot) and rookie Chris Hendrix(trainee of Mike Outlaw) at #2.  Hendrix is one of a few Outlaw trainees who have started wrestling in the past year or so and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them.  Next out were Sabotage (Sean) at #3 and Brandon Espinosa at #4...out of that initial foursome, I wouldn't have picked the first elimination.  However, Espy was the first one gone as he took a beating from the other three, then went flying over the top after a triple superkick.

"The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal entered at #5, just missing his former Babewatch tag team partner, and former Heavyweight Champion Derek Stone was #6.  I was expecting Stone to clear the ring in short order, but his only elimination was Hendrix.  Former Jr. Heavyweight Champion Sean Patrick was #7.  Sabotage was eliminated by Sydal to end his night.  Stephan Newton was #8 and stalled on the floor for as long as humanly possible.  Tag Team Champion "The Hybrid Ace" Jon Webb was #9 and attempted to avenge his earlier defeat, only to be thrown out by Sydal.  "The Heartthrob" Jaden Roller was #10; at this point Stone took the initiative and dumped out Newton and Sydal.  New Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jayden Dominic Rose entered at #11 and "The Connoisseur" Niles Plonk(w/ wine glass but w/o Belvedere) was #12; I don't know if a battle royal was a good place to establish Plonk's character spots.  Rose added insult to injury by eliminating Sean Patrick, ending a rough night for the former titleholder.  Kyle Roberts was #13...I expected him to go right after Stone, but Stone was engaged with someone else at the time.  That someone was Plonk, who attempted to do his Grape Stomp in the corner only for Stone to grab his feet and push him all the way over the top to the floor.  Ouch.

Roberts eliminated Rose, perhaps establishing himself as the next contender to the new Jr. Heavyweight Champ.  Colton Theron Vaught entered at #14 and "The Legacy" Leland Race was the final entrant at #15.  That left us with a field of Race, Vaught, Roberts, Stone, Roller, and Gamble(still in the fight after entering first).  Despite an energetic entry, Vaught was sent to the floor by Stone.  Race eliminated Roberts.  Race had Gamble on the ropes and Stone dumped both men out from behind...but he forgot about Roller who threw HIM out from behind for the win in 30:05!  Jaden will challenge Moses for the Heavyweight Title on May 1st!

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things and am writing the end of this commentary after the WrestleMax STL show...that commentary will be coming soon, hopefully.

That's my special comment for this, the first wrestling show I've attended in the year 2021.  Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.

Saturday WrestleMax Results From St. Louis, MO + Other Show Results

-Rahim De La Suede won a four-corner match with "The Deliverer" Moses Powell, A.T.M., and Ryu Kendrick when he pinned Kendrick after the 450 Splash (5:29).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: "The Gunslinger" Mat Fitchett d. Anthony "Sharkbait" Gutierrez after the flying knee strike (12:28).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: "The Real McCoy" J.D.X. d. "The Frontman" Jah-C via elevated Boston Crab (12:14).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: "Heavyweight Hustle" Calvin Tankman d. Jake Something after a vertical suplex dropped into a sitout Tombstone (12:44).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: Mike Outlaw d. "Can't Miss" Xavier Walker by countout when Walker threw Outlaw back in the ring at nine but didn't quite make it back into the ring before ten (9:01). Walker laid out Outlaw with a post-match chokeslam.
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Moonshine Mantell ended in a no-contest when Xavier Walker attacked K.L.D. with a chair (11:07).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: "The Real McCoy" J.D.X. d. "The Gunslinger" Mat Fitchett after a powerbomb dropped into a DDT (4:46).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: Mike Outlaw d. "Heavyweight Hustle" Calvin Tankman with a rana pin (11:17).
-"The Queen Bee" Brooke Valentine d. "The Arachnoid" Blair Onyx after the spear (11:52).
-Gauntlet Match: "The Quadfatha" Camaro Jackson d. Chris Hendrix after a lariat to the back of the head (5:46). Jackson d. "Black Sexcellence" Devon Monroe via lariat (12:02). Jackson d. Levi Everett with the lariat (16:43). Jackson d. Edvin Kudic after the lariat (25:03).
"The Frontman" Jah-C d. Jackson after a kick to the groin from behind (which the referee missed), followed by an advanced curbstomp (26:09).
-David Lee Memorial Tournament: Mike Outlaw d. "The Real McCoy" J.D.X. with the High Noon(top-rope elbowdrop) (16:36).

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Friday AAW results from Villa Park, IL:

-Joeasa d. Dante Leon.
-Skye Blue d. Hyan.
-Brayden Lee d. Ace Perry.
-Heritage Champion Hakim Zane d. Isaiah Moore(non-title).
-Heritage Champion Hakim Zane d. Cole Karter(non-title).
-Paco Gonzalez won a four-corner match with Gringo Loco, Jake Lander, and Nick King.
-Mance Warner d. Steve Manders to retain the Heavyweight Title.
(recorded for later airing on Twitch)
-Allysin Kay d. Ray Lyn.
-Ren Jones d. Damian Chambers.
-Matthew Justice d. Gary Jay.
-Fred Yehi d. Travis Titan.
-Allie Katch(aka Allie Kat) d. Heather Reckless.
-Russ Jones won a handicap match against La Sociedad Boricua(Alex Rico & Rico De La Vega).
-Ace Austin d. Jake Crist.
-Myron Reed d. Hakim Zane to win the Heritage Title.

Friday Rasslin

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators:  Michael Cole & Corey Graves.
-Smackdown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & "The Glorious" Robert Roode & The Alpha Academy(Otis Dozovic & Chad Gable) d. Rey Misterio Jr., Dominick Misterio, & The Street Profits(Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) when Otis pinned Ford after a splash off the second rope (6:17 aired).
-Natalya Neidhart(w/ Tamina Snuka) d. Women's Tag Team Champion "The Queen Of Spades" Shayna Baszler(w/ Nia Jax & Reginald Thomas) via small package (0:35).  Everyone brawled after the match with several tag teams joining the fray:  The Riot Squad(Ruby Riot & Liv Morgan), Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke, and Naomi Night & Lana Perry.
-"The E.S.T." Bianca Belair d. Carmella Van Damme with the Kiss Of Death(torture-rack sitout faceplant) (joined in progress; 2:41 aired).  Smackdown Women's Champion "The Boss" Sasha Banks attacked Belair from behind after the win, but Belair fought her off.
-Daniel Bryan d. Jey Uso in a street fight with the Yes Lock (9:35 aired); Universal Champion Roman Reigns(w/ Paul Heyman) watched the match from ringside as Edge did commentary.
-On Raw:  Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Raw Women's Champion "The Empress Of Tomorrow" Asuka Urai & "The Nightmare" Rhea Ripley(non-title).
-Next week:  Ziggler & Roode vs. Rey & Dominick vs. Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles, plus the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

WWE 205 Live

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness.
-Mansoor El-Shehail d. "Retro" August Grey via small package (10:55).
-Sunil Singh & "Jagged" Chase Parker(w/ Samir Singh & "Big Magic" Matt Martel) d. "The Premier Athlete" Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari when Sunil rolled up Daivari (7:56).

NJPW Strong

-Rocky Romero d. Kevin Knight with the Diablo Armbar(cross-armbreaker).
-T.J. Perkins & Alex Coughlin d. Misterioso & Jordan Clearwater when T.J.P. pinned Clearwater after the Mamba Splash(frog splash).
-Tom Lawlor, Chris Dickinson, & J.R. Kratos d. Brody King & The Riegel Twins(Logan & Sterling) via referee stoppage when Dickinson leveled Sterling with a forearm smash and the official declared Sterling to be knocked out and unable to continue.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

NXT UK + Main Event

WWE NXT UK

-Commentators:  Andy Shepherd & Nigel McGuinness.
-Aoife Valkyrie d. Stevie Turner(fka Bobbi Tyler) after the Peripeteia(top-rope axe kick) (4:47).
-"Teoman"  Metahan Kocabasoglu d. Josh Morrell with the Crippler Crossface (5:24).
-Pretty Deadly(Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley) d. "The Lucky Yin" Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan to retain the United Kingdom Tag Team Titles; Jordan refused to use one of the title belts while the referee was down, so Williams decked Jordan with the belt and walked out on his partner.  Stoker pinned Jordan after he and Howley hit the Spilt Milk(spinebuster/flying neckbreaker combo) (15:25).
-Next week:  NXT UK Prelude with "The Ring General" WALTER Hahn vs. Rampage Brown for the United Kingdom Title and Tyler Bate vs. "The Scottish Supernova" Noam Dar in a British Rounds Match for the next shot at Heritage Cup Champion A-Kid.  Also Meiko Satomura teams with the returning Emilia(formerly Millie) McKenzie against United Kingdom Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray & "The White Witch" Isla Dawn.

WWE Main Event

-Commentators:  Kevin Patrick & Byron Saxton.
-Mansoor El-Shehail d. Angel Garza via small package (5:44).
-Humberto Carrillo d. Drew Gulak by blocking a La Majistral cradle into his own pin (7:32 aired).

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

NXT + AEW

WWE NXT

-Commentators:  Vic Joseph, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, & Nigel McGuinness.
-Cameron Grimes d. Roderick Strong with the Cave-In(flying dropkick/double-stomp) (11:49).
-Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar(w/ Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) d. Tyler Breeze(non-title) after the Phantom Driver(fireman's-carry Michinoku Driver) (7:09 aired).  The post-match brawl led to involvement by The Mean Street Kids(Wes Lee & Nash Carter), while The Grizzled Young Veterans("Liverpool's #1" Zack Gibson & "Mr. Mayhem" James Drake) preferred to trash-talk from the big screen.
-"The Poison Pixie" Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell d. Gigi Dolin & Zayda Ramier(formerly known as A.Q.A.) when Indi pinned Zeda after a springboad elbowdrop (3:09).  Afterwards the challenge was issued to NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Ember Moon & "The Ballsy Badass" Shotzi Blackheart for Takeover, which Ember & Shotzi personally accepted.
-Raquel Gonzalez(w/ Dakota Kai) d. Zoey Stark with the chokeslam bomb (4:56).  NXT Women's Champion "The Genius Of The Sky" Io Shirai ran in to brawl with Raquel.
-Xia Li & Mei Ying(formerly Karen Q)(w/ Boa Wang) d. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter when Xia pinned Kacy after the spinning roundhouse kick (3:09).
-L.A. Knight won a battle royal.  Eliminations:  Jake Atlas by Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Tyler Rust(w/ Malcolm Bivens) by Leon Ruff, "All Day" Austin Theory by "The Colossal" Bronson Reed, "The Timesplitter" Yujiro Kushida and "The Bruiserweight" Pete Dunne eliminated each other, Ruff by Reed, Swerve by Reed, Reed by Knight/Dexter Lumis/Cameron Grimes, Grimes by Knight & Lumis, and Lumis by Knight (12:57).  NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano did commentary.
-Next week(Wednesday and Thursday):  Takeover!

AEW Dynamite

-Commentators:  Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur.
-Christian Cage d. "The Heavy Metal Rebel" Frankie Kazarian after the Killswitch(aka Unprettier) (16:33).
-"The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes vs. "God's Gift" Q.T. Marshall ended in a no-contest when Q.T. punched special guest referee "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson (no bells; about 6:11 aired).  Afterwards the Nightmare Family exploded with Anthony Ogogo, Nick Comoroto, & Aaron Solow siding with Marshall while The Gunn Club(Billy, Austin, & Colten Gunn), "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes, "Big Shotty" Lee Johnson, & Red Velvet remained on Cody's side.
-Jon Moxley d. Cezar Bononi(w/ "The Hollywood Hunk" Ryan Nemeth & "The Blue Collar Badass" James D. Drake) via sleeper with bodyscissors (7:56).
-Heavyweight Champion "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers("Machine Gun" Karl Anderson & "The Big L.G." Doc Gallows) d. The Lucha Brothers(Penta El Cero Miedo & Rey Fenix) & Laredo Kid when Omega pinned Laredo Kid with the One-Winged Angel(electric chair Michinoku Driver) (14:21); Don Callis did commentary.  Jon Moxley & Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) hit the ring after the bell but Omega and his crew retreated.
-"The Native Beast" Nyla Rose & "The Bunny" Allie Dennis(w/ Vickie Guerrero, "Big Money" Matt Hardy, "The Butcher" Andy Williams, & "The Blade" Braxton Sutter) d. Women's Champion Hikaru Shida & Taynara Conti; Bunny pinned Conti after hitting her with Shida's kendo stick behind the referee's back and then dropping her with the Eye Of The Hurricane (6:55).
-"Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor d. "The Best Man" Miroslav Barnashev & "Superbad" Kip Sabian(w/ "The Bad Girl" Penelope Ford) in an Arcade Anarchy Match(falls-count-anywhere with arcade machines around ringside).  "The Galaxy's Greatest Alien" Kris Statlander returned to counteract Ford's presence and Trent Barreta(w/ Sue) also returned to aid his Best Friends; Chuck pinned Sabian after a running powerslam off the entrance stage through tables (14:30).
-On Monday's Elevation:  "Rebourne" Matt Sydal & "The Yoga Monster" Mike Sydal vs. Scorpio Sky & "All Ego" Ethan Page.
-Next week:  Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, Taynara Conti vs. The Bunny, Darby Allin vs. J.D. Drake for the TNT Title, and Jurassic Express(Luchasaurus & "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry) vs. Bear Country(Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder).