Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 25 Birthdays and Memoriams

Velvet Jones celebrates a birthday today.

Tom Renesto was 72 when he died on this day in 2000.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WWE NXT Results from Sanford on April 19

From Brian Slack:

WWE NXT was in Sanford, FL on April 19.  Results:  Reina Gonzalez defeated Kacy Catanzaro.  Lio Rush (w/Babatunde Aiyegbusi) defeated Kona Reeves.  Dakota Kai & Steffanie Newell defeated Aliyah & Kavita Devi.  Lars Sullivan defeated Fabian Aichner.  Taynara Conti, Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi defeated Xia Li, Big Boa & Rocky.  Ember Moon defeated Vanessa Borne.  The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne).

Ohio Valley Wrestling Results from Louisville on April 18

From Brian Slack:

Ohio Valley Wrestling was in Louisville, KY on April 18 for a TV taping.  Results:

Dark matches:  Adam Slade defeated Dimes (w/Colton Cage & Dustin Jackson).  Shiloh Jonze & Kevin Giza defeated Andrew Thomas & BGB.  Flex Murphy (w/Tony Gunn) defeated Rump Thump by submission.

Episode 974:  Logan James defeated Sam Thompson to retain the OVW Television championship after James hits Thompson with the belt.  Tony Gunn (w/Flex Murphy) defeated Big Zo to advance to the finals of the OVW Anarchy Championship tournament.  The Varsity Babes (Cali & Meg) defeated Jaylee & Valerie Vermin by DQ after Maria James got involved in the match.  Dapper Dan defeated Apollo to advance to the finals of the OVW Anarchy Championship tournament.  Randall Floyd defeated Amon (w/Chace Destiny, Nigel & Houdini) by DQ after Amon was caught using a chain.

Dark matches:  Chace Destiny defeated Lukas Gibson.  Billy O & William Lutz defeated The Bro Godz (Colton Cage & Dustin Jackson)(w/Dimes).  

American Combat Wrestling Results from Port Richey on April 18

From Brian Slack:

American Combat Wrestling was in Port Richey, FL on April 18.  Results:  Sami C defeated Richie Pepperfield (w/Coach Kid, Mr. Baseball, Jake Jones & Josh Grady) with a schoolboy after Pepperfield struggled with Jones for control of a baseball bat.  After the match, The Dynasty (Coach Kid, Mr. Baseball & Josh Grady) attacked Sami C until the Dirty Blondes (Mike Patrick & Leo Brien) made the save.  Alexander Zane defeated Andre Fierce and Blanco Loco in a triple threat match after Loco hits a flying elbow onto Fierce and Zane threw Loco out of the ring.  The Dirty Triplets (Sami C, Michael Patrick & Leo Brien) defeated The Dynasty (Jake Jones, Josh Grady & Richie Pepperfield)(w/Coach Kid & Mr. Baseball) after Patrick & Brien threw Sami C onto Jones.  Omar Amir defeated Joey Ozbourne by submission after a modified elevated Boston crab.  After the match, Amir attacked Ozbourne until Blanco Loco made the save.  Sean O'Reilly defeated Dante Marquis Carter in a hardcore match after hitting a frog splash. 

Tipping Point Preview

From GWH News:

Fresh off a tour of Japan, "Hell's Favorite Harlot" Priscilla Kelly pays a visit to the Tipping Point. Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman will also talk with promoter Matt Griffin about the debut of Action Wrestling.

April 24 Birthdays and Memoriams

Brian Gamble (a/k/a the Blade) celebrates a birthday today.

Johnny Valentine was 72 when he died on this day in 2001.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Renegade Championship Wrestling Results from Chatsworth on April 14

Rick Hayes defeated John Bishop.

Zach Malone defeated CJ Holloway and Chris Michaels to win the RCW Live Championship. 

Inner Circle defeated Red and Vaughn to retain the tag team championships. 

Defyent defeated The Group to become the number 1 contenders for the tag team championships. 

Zach Malone answered a challenge from Landon Priest and defeated him with help from CJ Holloway. 

Jess Wade and Mad Dog went to a no contest in shocking fashion. 
Jess turned his back on the GM who was the special guest ref and aligned himself with Mad Dog. They attacked and bloodied the GM while wrestlers attempted to get in but were met with a kendo stick and Mad Dog.  Eventually, Jess Wade grabbed the mic and told them to back off or they will stomp the chair on Randy’s ankle.   Commissioner Shane Williams backed everyone off and let the duo leave.  Then announced next Saturday Night that Dog and Wade will meet Rick Hayes and CJ Holloway.

World Wrestling Council Television

April 21, 2019 Episode

April 23 Birthdays

Tony Atlas, John Cena, and Moose Ojinnaka celebrate birthdays today.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Southern Fried Wrestling Report from Monroe on April 21

From SFCW:

Southern Fried Blaze of Glory in at Nowell Rec Center in Monroe with attendance of 250.

Tetchi Makuji beat Swole by ref stoppage in a couple minutes. Tetchi grabbed the mic and screamed for Xander Ramon.

Ike Cross defeated Johnny Nixx to retain the PHASE 1 trophy in a very good match. Cross over like crazy and Nixx is really starting to improve.

JB Enterprises (Jagged Edge & Brian Kane with Dr. Brock) beat 6:05 Crew (Chris Nelms & Justin Legend) when referee Drew Blood took off his ref shirt to reveal a 6:05 shirt but then turned on Nelms and Legend. Nelms was handcuffed to the ropes while JB Enterprises destroyed Legend's knee and he was carried out. Incredible heat.

Universal Independent Wrestling Results from Buchanan on April 21

From Larry Goodman:

Results from the inaugural Doug Somers Tag Team Tournament at Calloway Livestock Pavilion in Buchanan with attendance of 500 as follows: The Hiearchy (Murder One & Adrian Armour) and UIW Tag Team Champions William Huckaby & Sylar Cross fought to a double count out; The Monster Squad (Billy Brash & Jake Cutshall) defeated Chris Mayne & Chris Crunkk; Joe Black & Slade Porter defeated "King" Bailey Blake & Malaki; Indy Card Mafia (Eric Emanon & Thomas Brewington defeated TNT (Terrence & Terrell Hughes); Monster Squad defeated Indy Card Mafia; Joe Black & Slade Porter defeated The Monster Squad to win the tournament.

Blake & Malaki subbed for Hooligans who canceled due to travel issues.

Peachstate Wrestling Alliance Report from Carrollton on April 21

From Larry Goodman:

Sal Rinauro won the Dream Maker Invitational Rumble to become the number one contender for the PWA Heritage Championship held by Kevin Blue. In so doing, Rinauro earned another shot at the title that repeatedly eluded him at Peachstate’s 10th Anniversary show on June 16. 

Musketeer Dante appeared to be the unlikely winner of Dream Maker. Blue could not have been happier until Dante unmasked revealing Rinauro.

Peachstate had to make the best of a bad situation as their carefully laid plans went awry. A late venue change messed up the unique stipulation of the Dream Maker, which was billed as a ladder match rumble.

The VFW Fairgrounds management screwed up and double booked the building with a tractor show. Peachstate was the odd man out and had to scramble to secure another venue and a ladder match was out of the question with the low ceiling at the Villa Rica Civic Center.

Peachstate came through with a good show despite the difficult circumstances, although the momentum the company hoped to be to building for Peachstate X was derailed to a degree. Crowd responses were strong all night but attendance was clearly affected with just over 100 in the building.

Preview for GWHtv Talk

Join GWHtv hosts Kenny Jay, Stoney Cannon, Michael Garrett and Will Wheeler on Sunday as they look at wrestling in the south and beyond then and now.  

The broadcast starts at 7:00 PM.  Click here to listen to the show.

World Wrestling Council Television

April 15, 2018 episode

Evolution Championship Television

Episode 72

April 22 Birthdays and Memoriams

Omar Atlas, Ezekiel Jackson, Dementia D'Rose, and Scott Ross celebrate birthdays today.

Chief Big Heart died at the age of 66 on this day in 1993, and Jackie Nichols was 92 when he passed in 2003. Lee Campione passed away at the age of 88 on this day in 2008.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Luchando por Gustavo in Guaynabo on April 22

From GWH News:

The Luchando por Gustavo event will be at the Mario Jimenez Coliseum in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on April 22.  Advertised:  Savio Vega, Apolo, La Reina Havana, Chicano, Black Pain, Gilbert, Thunder & Lightning, El Profe, Chicky Starr, Diabolico, Jose Chaparro, Hugo Savinovich.  Tickets are $9.26 VIP, $5.38 general admission and $2.69 children's general admission.  Bell time is at 5:00 PM. 

Note:  There will also be a meet & greet starting at 4:00 for $12 for 200 people.  The event is a fundraiser for Gustavo Rodriguez, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  All funds raised will be used for treatment. 

Innovate Pro Wrestling Television

Episode 27

CWF Mid-Atlantic Television

Episode 153

Appalachian Mountain Wrestling Television

April 21, 2018 episode

Pro South Trinity Cup Challenge Night One Report from April 20

From Rob Brodhecker:

It's been a few moons since I've visited the ProSouth Arena and I liked the improvements that they have made to the place. Bell time is scheduled for 8:00 with 7 matches scheduled; 4 quarterfinal matches for the Trinity Cup, a Winner picks the Ref for a match on Saturday, A ladder match for the All out championship, and an I Quit match between former best friends turned bitter enemies. Trios rules for the Cup Challenge apply(If someone from a team leaves the ring, another member of the team can come in, no tag required.

The referees for tonight are "Mad Man" Mason, Noah Howell, Justin, Cowboy Troy and Decent Ref Bucky. Amy Haven is the ring announcer. Video commentator is Faith Dorn. The host is Brandon Collum.

World Wrestling Council Television

April 14, 2018 episode

Evolution Championship Television

Episode 71

April 21 Birthdays and Memoriams

Brutus Beefcake, Jay Lethal, and Greg Price celebrate birthdays today.

Phil Taggert died at the age of 48 on this day in 1938, and Dudley Clements was 28 when he passed in 1976. Babs Wingo passed away on this day in 2003, and George Grant died at 85 in 2010.

Friday, April 20, 2018

WWC Universal Championship Vacated

From Alfred Feliciano:

On Sunday, April 15th,2018 at the World Wrestling Council's live event at the Angel Musico Hernandez Coliseum in Dorado, Puerto Rico. WWC president and co-owner, Victor Jovica declared the WWC Universal Championship vacant while stripping the now former WWC Universal Champion and leader of El Sindicato: "Mr.Raytings" Ray Gonzales as part of the war between WWC and El Sindicato leading to their upcoming big event " La Hora de la Verdad" ("The Moment of Truth") later this month or in May go to WWC Puerto Rico's Facebook page.  

New Era Wrestling Results from Parrish on April 14

From Jared Cagle:

The roster came to the ring one by one all wondering what was going on. With members of the NEW roster at ringside ring announcer, Daniel Kendall introduced James Phillips as the owner of New Era Wrestling. James Phillips informed those who did not know that he is the publisher of the Daily Mountain Eagle Newspaper that some say is the best newspaper in the state of Alabama and he plans to make the New Era Wrestling into the best independent wrestling show in the state of Alabama. Phillips stated that the divisions would be open to any weight and any gender as well announcing a unification match with the heavyweight champion vs the junior heavyweight champ at the upcoming show on May 12th.

“Action” Mike Jackson defeated Jay Blade in 12 minutes. Jackson is still kicking and kicking hard showing no signs of age in the ring.

Ultimate Dragon comes out in street clothes to apologize to the fans that while he was #1 contender, he was unable to compete due to a heart blockage' The Destroyer entered to various boos, calling the Dragon a liar, accusing him of dodging him. The Destroyer kicked the Dragon then set him up for a chokeslam, Bubba Cagle made the save with a broom in hand. Cagle said he didn't want to step on the Dragon's toes but he does not have an opponent because his Best Shots partner was not here due to an injury suffered last month. The Dragon forfeited his title shot for Cagle to have the opportunity.

United States Heavyweight Champion The Destroyer defeated Bubba Cagle in 14 minutes after interference by a mystery woman wearing a red hoodie. It was obvious there is a connection between the Destroyer and the mystery woman as they made eye contact before leaving together.

The American Brawlers successfully defended the Southern Tag Team Titles against Cabana Man Dan and Cody Windham in 20 minutes in a very good match that saw CMD utilize his unorthodox style which included the famous flip-flop chops while his partner Windham looked good in the ring, having  obviously gained some mass on his tall frame in the last few months. The Brawlers are old school heels, Rage and Spike, wearing there dirty wife beaters and jeans. Their appearances may be deceiving but these guys can go inside that ring.

In the main event, Thundercat pinned Dawson Devine in a strap match for the US Junior Heavyweight Title at the 21-minute mark in the match after a 450 splash. The match began as a brawl that went outside before the referee could connect the straps to their wrists, they fought to the merchandise tables before heading to the ring but never the less the belts became involved sooner rather than later. Thundercat was able to get revenge with the strap. This was the match of the night culminating the feud that saw Devine brutally strap Thundercat last month. Both guys should be applauded but the people are not so fond of the egotistical Devine.

After the main event, Phillips congratulated Thundercat and informed him that he would wrestle The Destroyer on the next card in Parrish on May 12 in a title unification match with the winner being the newly created NEW Open Champion. The Destroyer entered the ring for a faceoff which led to him shoving Thundercat and walking away while Thundercat continued to celebrate his big victory.

World Wrestling Council Television

April 8, 2018 episode

USA Championship Wrestling Television

Episode 33

Innovate Pro Wrestling Television

Episode 26

Evolution Championship Television

Episode 70

CWF Mid-Atlantic Television

Episode 152

Appalachian Mountain Wrestling Television

April 7, 2018 episode

April 20 Birthdays and Memoriams

Johnny ‘Bull’ Stramboli, Chris Spectra, and Chet Sterling celebrate birthdays today.

Joe Malcewicz died at the age of 65 on this day in 1962, and Alex Medina was 36 when he passed in 1973. Jimmy Lennon, Sr., passed away at the age of 79 on this day in 1992, and Rick Rude was 41 in 1999. Ted Grizzly died at 65 on this day in 2009, and Mr. Hito was 67 when he passed in 2010.  Joanie Laurer (a/k/a Chyna) was 46 when she passed in 2016.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Johnny Valiant Passes Away

From Brian Slack:

Johnny Valiant passed away at the age of 71 on April 4, 2018, in Ross Township, PA after accidentally being killed by a pickup truck at 5:30 AM.  After a very successful in-ring career, which included being a two time WWE World Tag Team champion, Valiant also went on to manage the Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine) to the WWE World Tag Team championships and later on the Destruction Crew (Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos) to the AWA World Tag Team championships.  Valiant was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bruno Sammartino Passes Away

Bruno Sammartino passed away at the age of 82 on April 18, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was a two time WWE World Heavyweight champion, holding the championship for over 11 years, with the first reign of 2,803 days being the longest in WWE history.  He was finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, after years of declining the invitation.

Trinity Cup Press Release

One of Alabama's longest running promotions, ProSouth Wrestling,
presents the THIRD ANNUAL Trinity Challenge Cup on Friday, April 20th
and Saturday, April 21st! The event will be held at the ProSouth Arena,
which is located at 627 Southern Avenue in Piedmont, AL!

The stage has been set and ALL quarterfinal tournament matches are
announced: Featured Attraction (Donnie Primetime/Cameron Action/Britt
Jackson) versus ProSouth Old School (Jed Johnson/Brian Alexander/Waylon
Rhodes w/Gene Jackson), Total Justice (Scott Spade/Charles Zanders/Ace Haven
w/Amy Haven) versus Team CHIKARA (Warren Barksdale/Cornelius Crummels/Sonny
Defarge), Team O'Hagan (O'Hagan/Johnny Lerman/JACS) versus Decent Club
(Dawson Devine/Daniel Devine/Tyler Swagger), and Tricks of the Trade
(Stupid/Dameon Ceretone/The Trickster) versus Team Nightmare (Kyle
Matthews/Blaxstorm/Kobald)! The winners will progress to Night 2 as the
tournament continues!

Decent Club leader James Hardy has selected Brad Cash as his partner and Big
Tomb has selected Logan Creed as his! The two teams will meet on Night 1,
with the winning team selecting the referee for the Big Tomb vs. James Hardy
match on Night 2! Will it be a local hero and former Mayor of Piedmont Rick
Freeman or despicable Decent Club turncoat referee Matthew Gibson? One of
these two will don the stripes on Night 2 and it could very well be the
difference maker!

The highly competitive All-Out Division will be showcased on Night 1 as
current champion Alister Crowe puts the silver belt on the line against
Kevin Ryan and Scott Morgan in a ladder match! This rivalry has been brewing
since early February and it looks to finally settle on Night 1!

Main eventing Night 1 will be the Final Encounter I Quit match between
former friends Brandon Whatley and Shean Christopher! The intense battles
between these two men have only increased in brutality since Brandon Whatley
injured Shean Christopher's shoulder back in October. There are no more
rematches after this! One definitive winner will have his hand raised on
Night 1!

Night 2 will feature a number of non-tournament matches that will be
announced as trios are eliminated from the tournament.

Longtime ProSouth alumni Brandon Collum returns to host the weekend! The
promotion will also be taping both events for a special on FNN!

VERY limited ringside still remain, however, a number of general
admission tickets are available!

Message the ProSouth Wrestling Facebook page using the promo code GAHISTORY
to purchase General Admission Combos for just $10!

FULL Match Listing::
- Decent Club vs. Team O'Hagan (Friday)
- Team Nightmare vs. Tricks of the Trade (Friday)
- Team CHIKARA vs. Total Justice (Friday)
- Featured Attraction vs. ProSouth Old School (Friday)
- Big Tomb & Logan Creed vs. James Hardy & Brad Cash (Friday)
- Alister Crowe vs. Kevin Ryan vs. Scott Morgan in a Ladder Match (Friday)
- Shean Christopher vs. Brandon Whatley in an I Quit Match (Friday)
- Big Tomb vs. James Hardy with a special guest referee (Saturday)
- More non-tournament matches to be announced as trios are eliminated
- Plus the semifinals and finals of the tournament (Saturday)

GWHtv Talk Archive Online

Kenny Jay, Stoney Cannon and Will Wheeler were at VPW's Survival which featured the Rock N Roll Express, Sugar Dunkerton, Tracer X, Sean Legacy, VPW Heavyweight champion Chris Mayne and more.

Click here to listen.

World Wrestling Council Television

April 7, 2018 episode

USA Championship Wrestling Television

Episode 32

Innovate Pro Wrestling Television

Episode 25

Evolution Championship Television

Episode 69

CWF Mid-Atlantic Television

Episode 151

Appalachian Mountain Wrestling Television

April 14, 2018 episode

SWA Deepsouth in Pavo on April 21

From GWH News:

SWA Deepsouth will be at the Peacock Center in Pavo, GA on April 21.  Advertised:  Black Fury, Mason Price, Dark Rage, Chelsea Durden, Faboo Andre, Logan Stevens, Samuel Conyers, The Punkadelics, Rod Grimes, Roxy Rouge, Christopher Santos, Oxford Haney, Preston Veston III,   The venue is located at 2063 West McDonald Street.  Tickets are $8 and free for children under 7.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

Renegade Championship Wrestling in Chatsworth on April 21

From GWH News:

Renegade Championship Wrestling will be at the RCW Arena in Chatsworth, GA on April 21.  Advertised:  Mad Dog & Jess Wade vs. CJ Holloway & Rick Hayes.  Paul Manson vs. Shawn Clark.  Red & Vaughn vs. HCP.  Chris Michaels vs. Ryan Andrews.  Also advertised are the Inner Circle and Defyent.  The venue is located at 806 North 2nd Avenue.  Tickets are $6 and free for children under 7.  Bell time is at 8:00 PM.

Pro Wrestling Mid-South in Dyersburg on April 21

From GWH News:

Pro Wrestling Mid-South will be at the Herb Welch WrestlePlex in Dyersburg, TN on April 21.  Advertised:  Dale Wylde defends the PW Mid-South Unified Heavyweight championship against the Son of JYD.  Matt McNamara vs. Morgan Williams.  El Amigo Loco defends the PW Mid-South Southern Junior Heavyweight championship against Trent Ware.  The venue is located at 1827 St John Avenue.  Tickets are $5.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

Battle Zone Wrestling in Simpsonville on April 21

From GWH News:

Battle Zone Wrestling will be at the Activity Center in Simpsonville, SC on April 21.  Advertised:  Mason Moore vs. Cruizer Lewis.  Boomer Payne vs. Bulk Nasty.  Austin Jordan vs. Mike Madden.  Also advertised are  Mikael Judas, Brandon Hancock, Super Hentai.  The venue is located at 310 West Curtis Street.  Tickets are $25 at the door VIP, $20 advance VIP, $10 at the door general admission, $8 advance general admission, $5 children ages 6-10 general admission and free general admission for children under 6.  Doors open at 6:00 PM for VIP ticket holders and 6:30 for general admission.  Bell time is at 7:30.

April 19 Birthdays and Memoriams

Nikki Roxx celebrates a birthday today.

Benjamin Roller died at the age of 57 on this day in 1933, and Ray Fabiani was 83 when he passed in 1973. Masakazu Fukada passed away at 27 on this day in 2000.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GPW Monsters of Wrestling in Canton on April 28

From Larry Goodman:

Anarchy Triple Crown Champion Logan Creed (with Brooklyn Creed) completes the field for the Georgia Premier Wrestling's Monsters of Wrestling tournament at the Old Buffington School Gym on April 28. Previously announced competitors in one-night tournament are O'Shay Edwards, Cyrus the Destroyer (with Logan Chase), Shane Daniels, Magnum the Eliminator (with Logan Chase), Octavius Black and Bill the Butcher (with The Carpenter). Bell time is 7 pm.

Georgia Premier Wrestling Results from Canton on April 14

Mass Destruction
From GPW:

Results for Georgia Premier Wrestling on April 14th in Canton, Ga. Paid attendance was 166. Gil Quest beat Talon Williams; Mass Destruction (Cyrus The Destroyer & Magnum The Eliminator) with Logan Chase III beat The Good Ole Boys (Cousin Shaggy & Cousin Cletus) to become the new GPW Tag Team Champions; Cody Vance beat Chip Hazard in record time and at a surprise to everyone in 11 seconds with a spear out of the gate; Brandon Collins beat Torque to keep the GPW Cruiserweight title; Vary Morales beat Nate Wilde in a no rules no disqualification match with a hammering chair shot to the head; "Palehorse" Josey Quinn beat Caleb Konley by DQ after hitting the ref; QT Marshall beat Jason Collins to keep the GPW Southern States Title.