Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January 24 Birthdays and Memoriams

Akira Maeda, Vince Russo, and Jay Briscoe celebrate birthdays today.

Bull Montana died at the age of 62 on this day in 1950, and Orville Brown was 72 when he passed in 1981. Jerry Graham was 58 when he passed away on this day in 1997, and Bobby Duncum, Jr. died at 34 in 2000. Jack Tunney died at the age of 68 on this day in 2004, and Nick Pacchiano was 72 when he passed in 2010.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Shine Wrestling in Ybor City on January 26

From GWH News:

Shine Wrestling will be at The Orpheum in Ybor City, FL on January 26.  Advertised:  LuFisto defends the SHINE championship against Rain.  Priscilla Kelly, Aja Perera & Aerial Monroe vs. The Cutie Pie Club (Candy Cartwright, Kiera Hogan & Dementia D'Rose).  Leva vs. Brandi Lauren.  Also advertised are Las Sicarias (Ivelisse & Mercedes Martinez), Santana, Vanessa Kraven, Jordynne Grace, Stormie Lee, Holidead, Renee Michelle, Natalia Markova, Dynamite DiDi, Lady Chardonnay Darcy, Isla Dawn, Tesha Price.  The venue is located at 1915 East 7th Avenue.  Tickets are $35 stage seating, $25 ringside seating and $15 general admission.  Bell time is at 9:00 PM.

Note:  The event can be seen live by going here.

Pro Wrestling Mid-South in Ripley on January 26

From GWH News:

Pro Wrestling Mid-South will be at the Power Pro Arena in Ripley, TN on January 26.  Advertised:  Morgan Williams vs. Josh Matthews.  Brandon White vs. Kid Wrestling.  Also advertised are Matt McNamara, Greg Anthony.  The venue is located at 207 Washington Street.  Tickets are $5 and free for children under 13.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.  

ProSouth Wrestling in Piedmont on January 26

From GWH News:

ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on January 26.  Advertised:  Ace Haven (w/Amy Haven) vs. Dameon Ceretone (w/The Trickster).  Ayden Andrews & Kevin Ryan vs. Alister Crowe & Scott Morgan.  James Hardy vs. JACS in a Phil Alldredge Memorial Cup tournament semi-finals match.  Logan Creed vs. Dawson Devine.  Tyler Swagger & Daniel Divine vs. Charles Zanders & Big Tomb.  The Trickster vs. O'Hagan.  Also advertised is Shean Christopher.  The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue.  Tickets are $8 and free for children under 5.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:30.  

New South Championship Wrestling in Franklin on January 26

From GWH News:

New South Championship Wrestling will be at the New South Arena in Franklin, KY on January 26.  Advertised:  John Irons defends the New South Heavyweight championship against Derek Neal.  Shawn Hurley vs. Damien Wayne.  Arrick Andrews vs. Christian James.  RDH vs. Jeremiah Plunkett.  Adrian Thomas vs. Kid Dynamite.  The Murphy Boys vs. ICBB.  The venue is located at 512 West Madison Street.  Tickets are $8 and free for children under 6.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:30.

Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville on January 24

From GWH News:

Ohio Valley Wrestling will be at the Davis Arena in Louisville, KY on January 24.  The venue is located at 4400 Shepherdsville Road.  Tickets are $7.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:30.

American Combat Wrestling in Port Richey on January 24

From GWH News:

American Combat Wrestling will be at the Gulf View Event Center in Port Richey, FL on January 24.  Advertised:  Aaron Epic (w/Aspyn Rose) vs. Troy Hollywood in a falls count anywhere match.  The Dynasty (Richie Pepperfield & Josh Grady)(w/Coach Kid) vs. Jake Jones in a handicap match.  Salina de la Renta defends the ACW Women's championship against Amy Rose.  Saieve Al Sabah defends the ACW Combat championship in a four-way against Blanco Loco, Samuel C, and Markos Espada.  Also advertised are Deon James, Francisco Ciatso, Joey Ozbourne (w/Dontay Brown), Sean O'Reilly.  The venue is located at 9409 US Highway 19.  Tickets are $12 VIP, $8 general admission and free general admission for children under 9.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 8:00.

January 23 Birthdays and Memoriams

Nigel McGuinness celebrates a birthday today.

Bobby Bruns was 68 when he died on this day in 1983.  Archie Gouldie aka The Mongolian Stomper died at the age 0f 79 on this day in 2016.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Update -- UIW at VFW Fairgrounds Carrollton on February 10

From Larry Goodman:

Adrian Armour will defend the UIW Heavyweight Championship against Johnny Swinger in addition to the previously announced Caleb Konley & Priscilla Kelly vs. Laurel Van Ness & Murder One. Bell time is 8 pm.

ACTION Wrestling Debuts in Tryone on April 27

From Larry Goodman:

ACTION Wrestling debuts on Friday, April 27 at the Roger Spencer Community Center in Tyrone, GA. 

Promoter Matt Griffin announced a main event of Gunner Miller vs. Austin Theory.

WWE Results from Greenville on January 21

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Greenville, NC on January 21.  Results:  The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston)(w/Xavier Woods) defeated Rusev & Aiden English.  Tye Dillinger defeated Mike Kanellis.  The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) and The Colons (Epico Colon & Primo Colon) in a triple threat match.  Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Baron Corbin.  Bobby Roode defeated Jinder Mahal (w/Samir Singh & Sunil Singh) to retain the WWE United States championship.  Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch & Naomi defeated Carmella, Lana, Natalya & Tamina.  The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) defeated Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin to retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team championships.  AJ Styles defeated Sami Zayn in a cage match to retain the WWE championship.

WWE NXT Results from Sebring on January 20

From Brian Slack:

WWE NXT was in Sebring, FL on January 20.  Raul Mendoza defeated Fabian Aichner.  Bianca Belair defeated Aliyah.  Big Boa defeated Kishan Raftar.  Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi (w/Taynara Conti) defeated Tian Bing & Rocky.  Tucker Knight defeated Dan Matha.  Otis Dozovic defeated Dan Matha.  Johnny Gargano & Kassius Ohno vs. TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) ended in a time limit draw.  The Velveteen Dream defeated Cheng Yuxiang.  Ember Moon & Nikki Cross defeated Lacey Evans & Shayna Baszler.  Aleister Black defeated Buddy Murphy.

WWE Results from Florence on January 20

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Florence, SC on January 20.  Results:  The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston)(w/Xavier Woods) defeated Rusev & Aiden English.  Tye Dillinger defeated Mike Kanellis.  The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) and The Colons (Epico Colon & Primo Colon) in a triple threat match.  Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Baron Corbin.  Bobby Roode defeated Jinder Mahal (w/Samir Singh & Sunil Singh) to retain the WWE United States championship.  Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch & Naomi defeated Natalya, Carmella, Tamina & Lana.  The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) defeated Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin to retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team championships.  AJ Styles defeated Sami Zayn to retain the WWE championship.

World Xtreme Wrestling Results from Minneola on January 20

From Brian Slack:

World Xtreme Wrestling was in Minneola, FL on January 20.  Results:  TKO defeated Aaron Landis.  Devin Abrams defeated D3 to retain the WXW Television championship.  Raeven Marie defeated La Loba Varoneza to retain the WXW Women's championship.  Deathrow Jethro defeated The Beast.  The Britsh Wolf defeated Wildman Rojas & Nathan Vain in a handicap match.  The Iversons (Kelly Iverson & Prince Iverson) defeated The New Breed (The Diamond Kid & Vinny Mac) to retain the WXW Tag Team championships.  Jorel Ganzy defeated Bryan Maddox to retain the WXW Heavyweight championship.

United States Wrestling Alliance Results from Jacksonville on January 20

From Brian Slack:

United States Wrestling Alliance was in Jacksonville, FL on January 20 for the Don Curtis Memorial Cup tournament.  Results:  Mitch Mitchell defeated Chance Champion to advance to the next round.  Jon Davis defeated Boot Boy Bubbler to advance to the next round.  Alex Cruz defeated Stunt Marshall to advance to the next round.  Kory Chavis defeated Carlos Gabriel to advance to the next round.  Jon Davis defeated Mitch Mitchell to advance to the finals.  Kory Chavis defeated Alex Cruz to advance to the finals.  The Dirty Blondes (Mike Patrick & Leo Brien) defeated TNT (Terrence Dudley & Terrell Dudley) to win the USWA Tag Team championships.  TNT defeated The Dirty Blondes to win the USWA Tag Team championships.  Jon Davis defeated Kory Chavis to win the 2018 Don Curtis Memorial Cup tournament.

Ring of Honor Results from Nashville on January 20

From Orgasmic Fury:

ROH returned to Nashville after a 2-year hiatus from the city. Excellent attendance that was near capacity as the Municipal Auditorium was set up for around 1200. As of a couple hours before the show, only single tickets remained. It wasn't one of those white-hot crowds as in the past but solid. 

Dark Match(Future Of Honor): The Dawgs(Rhett Titus & Will Ferrara) beat Ryan Nova & Eli Isom. TK O'Ryan & Vinny Marseglia originally supposed to face Nova & Isom but said that Future Of Honor was beneath them and left. Isom has some potential as he stood out for his team. 

Episode 1: 

1)ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Motor City Machine Guns & Best Friends fought to a No Contest when The Briscoes interfered and focused their attack on the Guns at the 9:45 mark. The Briscoes wire-tied Shelly to the ropes and Jay hit a Jay Driller on a chair to Sabin. Jay said they were coming after the belts. Sabin had to be helped to the back with a great sell job. 

2)Marty Scurll beat Shane Taylor at 10:20 with powder to the eyes and a roll up as Taylor had the ref distracted trying to use Scurll's umbrella. Afterwards, Scurll calls out Punishment Martinez and tells him he wants a title shot after he beats Dalton Castle for the ROH title. Martinez ends up choke slamming Scurll. Good match. Scurll may have gotten the biggest pop of the night. 

3)4 Man Mayhem match-The winner gets a future TV title shot: Cheeseburger beat Caprice Coleman, Josh Woods & Jonathan Gresham in 7:00 after a Shotei to Caprice Coleman. This may be a web exclusive as I didn't quite catch exactly what was said. 

Episode 2: 

1)Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas w/Silas Young beat Coast 2 Coast by DQ in 3:02 after Kenny King interfered when Young was getting heat on C2C when they were on the outside. They restarted the match and made it a 6-man with King & Young added to the fray. King ends up pinning Young at 5:43 with the Coronation. 

WOH Tournament Begins: 

2)Mandy Leon beat Madison Rayne in 7:17 with Astral Projection. 

3)Cody Beat Matt Taven w/ The Kingdom in 14:56 with a roll up after a low blow. Lots of stalling by both. Lots of interference which got The Kingdom sent to the back leading to the pinfall. The Kingdom beat down Cody & took his ring. Cody was super over. 

3rd Episode: 

WOH Tournament: 

1)Kelly Klein beat Bonesaw Jesse Brooks at 8:21 with a running knee. Klein ended up losing quite a bit of hair at one point which I believe to be extensions. Nice match with some good outside the ring action. 

2)ROH World Championship: Dalton Castle w/ The Boys beat Punishment Martinez in 15:35 with a small package. The Boys take the brunt of Martinez's anger after the match. Castle cut a promo saying he's the best and will be champ forever. He named Jay Lethal the next challenger at the 16th Anniversary PPV on March 9th. 

4th Episode: 

WOH Tournament: 

1)Brandi Rhodes beat Karen Q in 7:28 with a small package after faking a foot injury. Rhodes worked underneath for most of the match after some offense to start. I'm assuming due to her lack of experience. Brandi is even more stunning in person than on TV. Q is a nice talent with some personality. 

2)Jay Lethal beat Flip Gordon at 12:52 with Lethal Injection. Good match that was well worked. Gordon slipped on the middle rope trying to do a springboard that looked like a botch but may not have been as it played into the finish as it came in the same sequence. 

3)ROH 6-Man Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks & Adam Page beat So Cal Uncensored(Daniels & Kazarian & Scorpio Sky)to retain. So Cal Uncensored actually won in 11:29 after Sky used one of the title belts to knock out one of the Bucks. Bully Ray came out to a big pop and said he talked to Joe Koff & was tired of there being no honor in ROH and said he was now the enforcer for ROH and restarted the match. Superkicks & Meltzer Driver for the pin & The Hung Bucks retain. Fun match & probably match of the night unless you're not into the Bucks style. Adam Page was the unsung hero of this match & was excellent here. 

Cody & Scurll came to the ring to celebrate & film some Being The Elite stuff. Scurll led the fans in "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain in some fun stuff to send everyone home happy. 

It was good to see ROH return to Nashville to a big crowd. I hope they don't overdo it this time & try to return too soon or too much as they did with their last run here. The setup they have at the Municipal is fine & doesn't look bad but when the crowd goes quiet in that building, the silence is deafening. Just too big of a building even with the unused areas curtained off. But outside of The Fairgrounds, they have no place to go & I don't see them ever returning to the Fairgrounds. 

Pro Wrestling EGO Results from Jackson on January 20

From Brian Slack:

Pro Wrestling EGO was in Jackson, MS on January 20.  Results:  Alister Crowe & Trever Aeon defeated Cameron Action & Dylan Cook.  The Lermeanator defeated Big Kay (w/SterDust).  Monty Warbucks defeated Alex Graves.  Wes Warren defeated Francisco Ciatso.  The Nightmare defeated Chris Athens.  Zombie Dragon & Erik Silva defeated Braxton Hunter & Nick Markos to retain the PWE Tag Team championships.  O'Shay Edwards defeated Rey Fury and Orion Taylor in a triple threat to retain the PWE Styles championship.


January 22 Birthdays and Memoriams

Tully Blanchard celebrates a birthday today.

Jerry ‘Crusher’ Blackwell died at the age of 45 on this day in 1995. Al Costello was 80 when he passed on this day in 2000.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tipping Point Archive Online


From GWH News:

Hosts Larry Goodman and Matt Hankins talked with Georgia Wrestling Crown Champion Chip Day and. discuss the future of PCW, the plethora of events coming to the Landmark Arena and bad blood brewing in West Georgia.


Alternative Pro Wrestling Results from Royston on January 19

From GWH News:

Alternative Pro Wrestling was in Royston, GA on January 19.  Results:  Dynamic Dexter defeated Damien Sick.  Fearless Musa defeated King Phillipe.  Stevie Ray Frost defeated Hunter Young.  Scott Mayson & Austin Jordan defeated Josh Aeronson & Gran Dooley.  James Boulevard defeated Shawn Legacy.  Erhen Black & Demarko Knight defeated Carnage & Xander Ramon.

Championship Wrestling Entertainment Results from Orlando on January 19

From GWH News:

Championship Wrestling Entertainment was in Orlando, FL on January 19 for the second Rise of the Queen tournament.  Results:  Amber Nova defeated Lexi Gomez by submission to advance to the next round.  Aria Blake defeated Chelsea Durden to advance to the next round.  Kaci Lennox defeated Chloe Christmas to advance to the next round.  Salina de la Renta defeated Clara Sinclair to advance to the next round.  Aaron Epic defeated Mike Austin.  Amber Nova defeated Chelsea Durden, who was subbing for Aria Blake, to advance to the finals.  Kaci Lennox defeated Salina de la Renta to advance to the finals.  Bobby Bourne wins the rookie rumble.  Kaci Lennox defeated Amber Nova to advance to win the Rise of the Queen tournament.  Lexie Fyfe was the guest referee.

ProSouth Wrestling Results from Piedmont on January 19

From Brian Slack:

ProSouth Wrestling was in Piedmont, AL on January 19.  Results:  Kevin Ryan defeated Branon Whatley to advance to the next round of the Phil Alldredge Memorial Cup tournament.  Alister Crowe (w/Scott Morgan) defeated Talon.  Charles Zanders defeated Daniel Divine.  Decent Club (Tyler Swagger & Dawson Devine) defeated Big Tomb & Charles Zanders.  Ace Haven (w/Amy Haven) defeated Dameon Ceretone (w/The Trickster by DQ.  Ayden Andrews defeated Scott Morgan (w/Alister Crowe) to retain the ProSouth Unified championship.

WWE NXT Results from St Petersburg on January 18

From Brian Slack:

WWE NXT was in St Petersburg, FL on January 18.  Results:  No Way Jose defeated Gabriel Ealy.  Shayna Baszler defeated Reina Gonzalez.  Cheng Yuxiang & Rocky defeated Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi (w/Taynara Conti) by DQ.  Kona Reeves defeated Kishan Raftar.  The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) defeated Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight).  Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel defeated Big Boa & Roderick Strong.  Ember Moon defeated Vanessa Borne.  Johnny Gargano, Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford defeated The Velveteen Dream, Akam & Rezar.

Ohio Valley Wrestling Results from Louisville on January 17

From Brian Slack:

Ohio Valley Wrestling was in Louisville, KY on January 17 for a TV taping.  Results:

Dark matches:  Big Zo defeated Shiloh Jonze.  Amon defeated Billy O.

Episode 961:  Jaylee (w/David Lee Lorenze III & Dustin Jackson) defeated Cali.  Dapper Dan defeated Tony Gunn.  David Lee Lorenze III (w/Jaylee & Dustin Jackson) defeated Dimes, who was dressed up like Cardinal.  Randall Floyd defeated Logan James 2 falls to 1 in a 30 minute iron match to retain the OVW Television championship.

Dark matches:  KTD & Sam Thompson defeated Apollo Garvin & SK Eveslage.  Kevin Giza (w/Adam Slade & Lukas Gibson) defeated William Lutz.

Impact Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 15

From Brian Slack:

Impact Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 15 for a TV taping.  Results:  Alisha Edwards defeated Laurel Van Ness.  Eli Drake defeated Moose in a case vs. case match.  Eli Drake now has both the briefcases for a shot at the Impact Global and the Impact Tag Team championships.  Petey Williams defeated Josh Matthews (w/Matt Sydal).  Fallah Bahh, Richard Justice & Tyrus defeated Trevor Lee, Caleb Konley & KM.  Rosemary defeated Taya Valkyrie in a no DQ match.  Moose defeated Sami Callihan.  Su Yung & Braxton Sutter defeated Kiera Hogan & Fallah Bahh.  Rohit Raju defeated Sugar Dunkerton.  Johnny Impact defeated Kongo Kong by DQ after Kong attacks the referee.  Brian Cage defeated KM.  Alberto El Patron, Matt Sydal, Sami Callihan & Jake Crist defeated Austin Aries Moose, Petey Williams & Tommy Dreamer.  Kiera Hogan defeated Laurel Van Ness.  El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Homicide.

Impact Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 14

From Brian Slack:

Impact Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 14 for a TV taping.  Results:  Taya Valkyrie defeated Alisha Edwards.  Sami Callihan defeated Fallah Bahh.  Petey Williams defeated Rohit Raju, Suicide and Taji Ishimori in a four-way match.  Su Yung defeated Amber Nova.  Brian Cage defeated Lashley.  Trevor Lee defeated Fallah Bahh.  Allie defeated Su Yung by DQ after Yung used a kendo stick.  Johnny Impact defeated Taiji Ishimori.  KM vs. Richard Justice ended in a no contest.  Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) defeated Braxton Sutter & KM.  Brian Cage defeated Lashley.  Austin Aries defeated Matt Sydal to retain the Impact Global championship and win the Impact Grand championship.  Alberto El Patron defeated El Hijo del Fantasma.

WWE NXT Results from Tampa on January 13

From Brian Slack:

WWE NXT was in Tampa, FL on January 13.  Results:  Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight) defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne).  Reina Gonzalez defeated Abbey Laith.  Chad Lail defeated Tian Bing.  Dan Matha defeated Raul Mendoza.  Roderick Strong defeated Fabian Aichner.  Aleister Black defeated Tino Sabbatelli.  Jessie Elaban defeated Sage Beckett.  The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) defeated the Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) to retain the WWE NXT Tag Team championships.

WrestleMerica Results from Barnesville on January 13

From Brian Slack:

WrestleMerica was in Barnesville, GA on January 13.  Results:  Tyson Dean defeated Michael Stevens to win the WrestleMerica championship.  Fry Daddy defeated Pain by DQ after the H8 Club (Stunt Marshall & Cameron Jackson) interfered.  Pain retains the Bulletproof championship.   Kamilla Kaine defeated Salina de la Renta.  Michael Youngblood defeated Jake Ashworth.  Chick Donovan defeated Dominique Stuckey.  The H8 Club vs. Scott Beach ended in a no contest.

Impact Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 13

From Brian Slack:

Impact Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 13 for a TV taping.  Results:  El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Braxton Sutter.  Eddie Edwards defeated Sami Callihan.  Eli Drake, Ethan Carter III, Moose and Petey Williams retrieved the Feast or Fired briefcases.  Others in the matches were Caleb Konley, KM, Rohit Raju, Taiji Ishimori, Trevor Lee, and Tyrus.  Rosemary vs. Taya Valkyrie ended in a double count out.  Tyrus defeated Ethan Carter III.  Allie defeated Sienna to retain the Impact Knockouts championship.  Caleb Konley defeated Fallah Bahh.  Matt Sydal defeated Rohit Raju to retain the Impact X-Division championship.  Kongo Kong defeated Abyss in a Monster's Ball match.

Notes:  The Feast or Fired reveals were as follows:  Moose receives a shot at the Impact Global championship, Petey Williams receives a shot at the Impact X-Division championship, Eli Drake receives a shot at the Impact Tag Team champions and Ethan Carter III was fired.  Unlike past Feast or Fired firings, it appears Carter is actually done with the company and set to return to the WWE, where he wrestled as Derek Bateman.

CWF Mid-Atlantic Results from Gibsonville on January 13

From Brian Slack:

CWF Mid-Atlantic was in Gibsonville, NC on January 13.  Results:  Chet Sterling defeated Ethan Alexander Sharpe.  Donnie Dollars vs. Dirty Daddy ended in a no contest after Ray Kandrack attacked both men.  Nick Richards & Michael McAllister defeated The All-Stars (Otto Schwanz & Mace Li).  Aaron Biggs defeated Mike Mars.  Cain Justice defeated Jesse Adler by submission.  Cam Carter defeated Aric Andrews.  Dave Dawson defeated Snooty Foxx.  Roy Wilkins (w/Coach Gemini & Jarry Carey) defeated Kool J.  Shane Helms defeated Arik Royal (w/Coach Gemini & Jarry Carey) to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic WorldWide Television championship.

Photo of the Month

Dany Only and Great Muta


January 21 Birthdays and Memoriams

Ivan Putski, Go Shiozaki, Maryse, and Lamar Phillips celebrate birthdays today.

Billy Edwards died at the age of 51 on this day in 1941, and Rudy Miller passed away in 1982. Eddie Graham committed suicide at the age of 55 on this day in 1985, and Nick Gulas passed at 76 in 1991.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chattanooga Pro Report from January 19

From Larry Goodman:

Chattanooga Pro ran their debut event in East Chattanooga featuring the opening round of a tournament to crown their first pure open weight champion. 

The show was held in building owned by Community of Christ Church where EWA runs shows on the 3rd Friday of every month. Attendance was around 80.

There was a lot to like about Chattanooga Pro, a project of Chris Crunkk. The talent roster is a combination of Chattanooga’s finest and the WWA4/NCW mafia. I enjoyed all of the tournament matches. The main event - Gunner Miller vs. O’Shay Edwards was probably the best of the bunch.
I really liked the venue and the professional presentation. The room felt full enough with 80 and can accommodate 200 if need be. The dressing room was cordoned off by pipe and drape. They had an entrance way with CP insignia, light stands, a video screen and CP t-shirts on sale.

Crowd reactions were reasonably strong all night long. Nothing off the charts. It felt to me like the tournament wasn’t as dramatic or impactful as it could have been due to having so many (4) non-tournament matches.

The major problem – it wasn’t clear until the end of the show that the tournament would be a two event process and the return date (March 9), which should have been hyped all night long, was treated as classified information.

WWE NXT Results from Fort Pierce on January 12

From Brian Slack:

WWE NXT was in Fort Pierce, FL on January 12.  Results:  Raul Mendoza defeated Adrian Jaoude.  Dan Matha defeated Cheng Yuxiang.  Shayna Baszler defeated Aliyah.  Kassius Ohno defeated Fabian Aichner.  Johnny Gargano defeated Riddick Moss.  No Way Jose defeated Chad Lail.  Ember Moon defeated Sage Beckett to retain the WWE NXT Women's championship.  The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) defeated the Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) to retain the WWE NXT Tag Team championships. 

Impact Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 12

From Brian Slack:

Impact Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 12 for a TV taping.  Results:  Rohitt Raju defeated an unknown wrestler.  El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Braxton Sutter.  Rosemary defeated Hania The Howling Huntress.  The Latin American Exchange (Otiz & Santana) defeated The Cult of Lee (Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley) to retain the Impact World Tag Team championships.  Matt Sydal defeated Taiji Ishimori to retain the Impact Grand championship and win the Impact X-Division championship.  Allie defeated Laurel Van Ness to win the Impact Knockouts championship.  Brain Cage & Lashley defeated OVE (Dave Crist & Jake Crist).  Kongo Kong defeated Joseph Park.  Austin Aries defeated Johnny Impact to retain the Impact Global championship.  KM defeated Sugar Dunkerton.  Sienna defeated Kiera Hogan.  Eli Drake defeated Fallah Bahh.  

Alternative Pro Wrestling Results from Royston on January 12

From GWH News:

Alternative Pro Wrestling was in Royston, GA on January 12.  Results:  Scott Mayson & Austin Jordan defeated Marcus Kross & Sean Legacy.  Xander Ramon defeated Griff Garrison.  Lamar Diggs defeated Grant Dooley.  Hoss Michaels defeated Dynamic Dexter.  Scott Cannon, Fearless Musa & Wyatt McGomery defeated Sam Kooper, Josh Aeronson & Hayden Young.  James Boulevard defeated Demarko Knight and Carnage in a triple threat match to win the vacated APW North Georgia championship.  Brandon Parker defeated Stevie Ray Frost.  Jacob Ashworth defeated Erhen Black.

WWE NXT Results from Winter Haven on January 11

From Brian Slack:

WWE NXT was in Winter Haven, FL on January 11.  Results:  Johnny Gargano defeated Kona Reeves.  Shayna Baszler & Vanessa Borne defeated Ember Moon & Jessie Elaban.  Ming defeated Brennan Williams.  Kassius Ohno defeated Gabriel Ealy.  The Velveteen Dream defeated No Way Jose.  Aleister Black defeated Marcel Barthel.  Nikki Cross defeated Taynara Conti.  Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) defeated Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight), Riddick Moss & Tino Sabbatelli and Steve Culter & Wesley Blake in a four-way elimination match.

Major League Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 11

From Brian Slack:

Major League Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 11.  Results:  Rhett Giddins defeated Kotto Brazil.  Jimmy Yuta & Jason Cade defeated The Dirty Blondes (Mike Patrick & Leo Brien).  Mike Parrow defeated Vandal Ortagun by DQ after interference from Saieve Al Sabah.  Brody King defeated Maxwell Jacob Friedman.  Barrington Hughes defeated Chico Adams.  Darby Allin defeated Sammy Guevara (w/Salina de la Renta).  Santana Garrett defeated MJ Jenkins.  Penta el Zero M (w/Salina de la Renta) defeated Rey Fenix.  Matt Riddle & Jeff Cobb defeated Seth Petruzelli & Tom Lawlor.  MVP defeated Low Ki (w/Stokely Hathaway) by DQ after Low Ki hits the referee.  Jimmy Havoc defeated Shane Strickland in a death match.

Impact Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 11

From Brian Slack:

Impact Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 11 for a TV taping.  Results:  Fallah Bahh defeated KM.  Lashley defeated Sami Callihan by DQ.  Taiji Ishimori defeated El Hijo del Fantasma to retain the Impact X-Division championship.  Rosemary defeated Hania The Howling Huntress.  Ethan Carter III & Tyrus defeated Johnny Impact & Matt Sydal.  Brian Cage defeated Jon Cruz.  The Cult of Lee (Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley) defeated the Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana).  Austin Aries defeated Eli Drake to retain the Impact Global championship.  Brian Cage defeated an unknown wrestler.  Eddie Edwards & Lashley defeated OVE (Dave Crist & Jake Crist).  Johnny Impact defeated Ethan Carter III.  Rohit Raju defeated Hunter Wolf.  Laurel Van Ness defeated Kiera Hogan.  Homicide defeated Jon Cruz.

January 20 Birthdays and Memoriams

Curtis Thompson celebrates a birthday today.

Bobo Brazil was 74 when he died on this day in 1998. Tony Lanza died at the age of 84 on this day in 2005, and Gary Lee Pearson was 61 when he passed on the same day. El Vagabundo passed away at 61 on this day in 2011, and George Scott died at 84 in 2013.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ohio Valley Wrestling Results from Louisville on January 10

From Brian Slack:

Ohio Valley Wrestling was in Louisville, KY on January 10 for a TV taping.  Results:

Dark matches:  Big Zo defeated The Bluegrass Brawler.  Shiloh Jonze defeated KTD.  Margarita & Moonshine (Jessie Belle & Maria James) defeated The Varsity Babes (Meg & Cali).

Episode 960:  Adam Revolver defeated Sam Thompson.  Bud Dwight defeated Tony Gunn by DQ to retain the #1 contendership for the OVW Heavyweight championship.  Dapper Dan defeated William Lutz.  The Bro Godz (Colton Cage & Dustin Jackson)(w/Jaylee & Dimes) defeated The Top Guys (Kevin Giza & Adam Slade).  Randall Floyd defeated Logan James to retain the OVW Television Championship.

Dark matches:  Apollo Garvin defeated Nigel Winters.  Billy O & Aloicious Hamilton defeated The Void (Damion & Chace Destiny)(w/Amon) by DQ.  

Impact Wrestling Results from Orlando on January 10

From Brian Slack:

Impact Wrestling was in Orlando, FL on January 10 for a TV taping.  Results:  Caleb Konley defeated Rohit Raju.  Matt Sydal defeated Fallah Bahh to retain the Impact Grand championship.  Lashley defeated KM.  Kiera Hogan defeated Laurel Van Ness.  Johnny Impact & Moose defeated Alberto El Patron & Ethan Carter III.  Austin Aries defeated Eli Drake to win the Impact Global championship.  Matt Sydal & Taiji Ishimori defeated El Hijo del Fantasma & Rohit Raju.  The Cult of Lee (Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley) defeated TECH (Mike Monroe & TC Read).  Laurel Van Ness defeated Kiera Hogan.  Hania The Howling Huntress defeated Amber Nova.  Johnny Impact defeated Alberto El Patron, Ethan Carter III and Moose in a four-way match.  OVE (Dave Crist & Jake Crist) defeated TECH.  Rosemary defeated Amber Nova.

American Combat Wrestling Results from Port Richey on January 10

From Brian Slack:

American Combat Wrestling was in Port Richey, FL on January 10.  Results:  Torcher defeated Danny Vincent.  Jake Jones & Samuel C defeated The Dynasty (Brandon Law & Richie Pepperfield).  Joey Ozbourne (w/Dontay Brown) defeated Troy Hollywood.  Blanco Loco defeated Steven Frick.  Mitch Mitchell defeated Alex Decay in a street fight to retain the ACW Heavyweight championship.  The Precipice (Chance Champion & Omar Amir) defeated Dangerous by Design (Hunter Law & Kennedy Kendrick) to retain the ACW Tag Team championship.  

WWE Results from Birmingham on January 9

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Birmingham, AL on January 9.  Results: 

Dark Match:  Jimmy Uso & Naomi defeated Baron Corbin & Tamina.

January 9, 2018, WWE Smackdown Live episode:  Becky Lynch (w/Charlotte Flair & Naomi) defeated Ruby Riott (w/Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan) by submission.  The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor).  Mojo Rawley defeated Zack Ryder.  Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) defeated Rusev & Aiden English.  AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn in a handicap no count out, no DQ match. 

January 9, 2018, WWE 205 Live episode:  Gran Metalik defeated TJP.  Cedric Alexander defeated Tony Nese.

Dark match:  Bobby Roode, Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso defeated Jinder Mahal, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.

WWE Results from Montgomery on January 8

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Montgomery, AL on January 8.  Results:  Bobby Roode defeated Baron Corbin.  The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) defeated The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)(w/Kofi Kingston), Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable and Rusev & Aiden English in a four-way to retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team championships.  Mojo Rawley defeated Sin Cara.  The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) defeated Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango).  Becky Lynch & Naomi defeated The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan)(w/Ruby Riott).  Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jinder Mahal (w/Sunil Singh & Samir Singh).  Charlotte Flair defeated Natalya, Carmella and Tamina Snuka (w/Lana) in a four-way to retain the WWE Smackdown Women's championship.  AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match to retain the WWE championship.

WWE Results from Memphis on January 8

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Memphis, TN on January 8.  Results:

January 8, 2018, WWE RAW:  Bayley & Sasha Banks (w/Mickie James) defeated Absolution (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)(w/Paige).  Matt Hardy defeated Curt Hawkins.  Cedric Alexander defeated Enzo Amore by count out.  Enzo Amore retains the WWE Cruiserweight championship.  Titus Worldwide (Titus O'Neil & Apollo Crews)(w/Dana Brooke) defeated The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro).  Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno (w/Heath Slater).  The Balor Club (Finn Balor, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) defeated Roman Reign, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan.

January 12, 2018, WWE Main Event:  Akira Tozawa & Mustafa Ali defeated Ariya Daivari & Drew Gulak.  Alicia Fox defeated Dana Brooke.

Wildside Reunion DVDs Available Now

From Bill Behrens:

The Wildside Reunion DVDs featuring the wrestling event and all of the Q&As are now available at  nwa wildisde.com.

Includes matches and video messages featuring former Wildside Stars and Friends like Delirious, Amazing Red, Christopher Daniels, Briscoe Brothers, Jay Lethal, Sal Rinauro, Ed Ferrara, Hotstuff Hernandez, Rudy Boy Gonzalez, Tony Mamaluke, and Terry Taylor.

Q&As feature Bill Behrens , Steve Martin, Iceberg, Tank, Adam Jacobs, Romeo Bliss, Seth DeLay, Nigel Sherrod, John Johnson, Azrael, Jeff G. Bailey, Andrew Thomas, and Daniel Wilson. Hosted by Larry Goodman.

Wildkat Pro Wrestling Results from Metairie on January 6

From Grant Fletcher:
On Twitter @GrantLFletcher

Happy New Year, wrestling fans! Grant Fletcher here once again to report on another top-notch wrestling card by Wildkat Sports, and boy what a what a card it was!
Edward King was on hand as our master of ceremonies to welcome us to the show and get the crowd pumped up.

“Money” Mike Carradine v “Mythian Warrior” Anthony
Anthony immediately had Carradine running to the ropes and made sure he stayed there.  In fact, every time it looked like Anthony was getting the better of him, Carradine ran to the safety of the ropes. A fed-up Anthony finally delivered a cracking kick to the posterior of Carradine when he exposed his backside once more.

Anthony certainly had Carradine outclassed, but Carradine was able to catch a kick from “The Mythian Warrior” and send him to the mat for some stomps. Carradine kept up the punishment with an all-new brand of brutality we as yet had not seen from him. Ever the athlete, Anthony attacked back with skill and speed. Carradine tried to take him off his game by spitting in Anthony’s face. This only managed to send Anthony into a rage. He let loose a series of chops and finished Carradine off with a knee to the back of the head, putting him on the canvas for a 3 count!

Winner: “Mythian Warrior” Anthony

Great way to start the show on a high note. These two whipped the crowd into a fervor right off the bat.

Socorro w/ The House of Harper v Hyperstreak
Socorro took the mic and announced that he had something to say to, ”Each and every one of you idiots!” He demanded that the crowd stand and Kojak Sly told the crowd to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hardbody Harper. The crowd rained down boos as Socorro serenaded his manager. Luckily for them, he was stopped short by Hyperstreak’s music

A cheap shot from Socorro caught Hyperstreak off guard as he was making his entrance, but that didn’t stop Hyperstreak from pinballing around the ring as only he can do. Socorro couldn’t keep up with Hyperstreak’s speed and was soon against the ropes. A bit of foul play from Kojak Sly turned the tide and left Hyperstreak lame on the outside. 

Socorro laid in a clubbing at ringside as Harper cheered him on; then lent a hand by holding Hyperstreak’s feet while Socorro delivered a heel to the face. Socorro continued to make use of his solo underhanded tactics inside the ring, and the House of Harper wasn’t too shy to lend a hand from ringside either. 

Hyperstreak tried as best he could to overcome the unfavorable odds. Slipping every blow he could and getting in a few of his own while he was at it. A missile dropkick from Hyperstreak evened things up, leaving both men prone. Back at their feet, Hyperstreak took over with clotheslines. He then laid out Harper and sent Socorro into Kojak via a diversion. Looking for an equalizer he sent them both to the hard floor with a rolling senton from the top rope to the outside! The crowd was at their feet. 

Shenanigans from Harper prevented Hyperstreak from getting the three count and Sly did the final deed needed to get Socorro a pinfall via Twist of Lime (pump handle suplex.

Winner: Socorro

This was a fun one that, while showing how innovative the House of Harper can be in getting their way, still allowed both men to showcase their skills.

“Ruthless” Ryan Davidson v El Saiko Gato
After his last Wildkat match up against Bu Ku Dao, Ryan Davidson was looking to hurt somebody. El Saiko Gato was just the unfortunate soul put in that position.

It took Davidson a beat to get his hands on Saiko Gato, but when he did it wasn’t pretty. Suplexes and strikes sent Gato end over end from one side of the ring to the other. An enziguri created the separation Gato was looking for, but it was all for naught. A mammoth-sized fisherman buster from Davidson put Gato out for the three count, and Davidson arose from the mat with a surly attitude. 

Winner: Ruthless” Ryan Davidson

As he was taking his time to gloat he was ambushed by Bu Ku Dao! Dao set in with fiery intensity. Bu Ku only had a few moments to put a hurting on Davidson before he himself was ambushed by Shane Taylor! The Notorious One nearly decapitated Dao with a Murda Time Clothesline and a knockout punch!

“This is my show!” Taylor shouted as the Wildkat fans chanted, “Welcome back!”

As El Saiko Gato helped Bu Ku to his feet, Davidson and Taylor ran back in and demolished Gato! First with a brainbuster from Davidson then a second rope splash from Taylor. The two raised their hands in unity and took off for the locker room together.

Exciting. Absolutely exciting. Can’t wait to see where this goes.

Savannah Evans v Christi Jaymes
Jaymes promptly put Evans in a painful leg lock and held it on tight. Making her way to the rope, Evans was able to escape and set in with an incredibly physical attack on the Brazilian. A dazzling rope-walk armdrag put Christi back on top, but a thunderous powerbomb from the turnbuckle by Evans left them both prone. 

The two of them slugged it out as they climbed back to their feet and continued beating the hell out of each other after they were both up. The action was neck-and-neck until Evans let loose a fisherman suplex with a bridge to hold Jaymes down for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Savannah Evans

The only word I can use to describe this matchup is, “Physical!”


Pump Patrol (Curt Matthews, Jared Wayne, and Johnny Flex) v “Chalmation Sensation:” Danny Flamingo and “Mr. Excellence” Brandon Scott v Fortune 5000 (Mr. Bates and Nathan Bradley) v Scott Phoenix and Edgrin Stone in a Fatal Four Way Tag Match

Matthews of Pump Patrol and Phoenix started us out. Matthews appealed to Phoenix to join Pump Patrol which Phoenix declined. At his teammate’s insistence, Matthews tagged out to Johnny Flex. 

Mr. Bates tagged in off of Flex and that’s the action really started. He struck away with anger. Having something to prove after The Revolution Rumble. Phoenix leveled him with a press slam and soon Bradley and Flamingo found themselves facing off. Flamingo went on the attack first, but as Bradley was returning fire Edgrin Stone tagged in and dropped him with a huge back body drop! Brandon Scott tagged in off of Stone and the punishment of Nathan Bradley continued. 

Jared Wayne mercifully tagged in off of Bradley and went to work on Scott. A Pumple’s Elbow later and Pump Patrol to sequester Scott to their corner of the ring. A DDT got “Mr. Excellence”  the gasp of oxygen he needed and Flamingo tagged in. At this moment all chaos erupted bringing all nine men in the ring at once.

One by one they all fell to each other’s crushing blows as the fans went ballistic. Pump Patrol was able to incorporate the insanity into their game plan as they have been seen to do before. The three of them teamed up on the legal Nathan Bradley and held him to the mat for a three count.

Winners: Pump Patrol

As the combatants were taking their leave a fist fight broke out between Danny Flamingo and Mr. Bates leading to security separating the two.

An entertaining contest from start to finish. The antics, wrestling and crowd work pulled me right in and wouldn’t let me go.

“Swipe Right” Joe Keys v “Southern Stomper” Luke Hawx
Before the Match, Hawx gripped Keys in a firm handshake as a show of dominance then took him to the mat with a headlock takedown. The two measured each other up with some chain wrestling, an exchange that Keys came out on top of. 

Not to be outdone, Luke tattooed Keys’ flesh with some stiff shots to the chest and face. Hawx kept Keys on his heels with suplexes, slams and a neckbreaker until Keys was able to retaliate with some offense of his own. A backstabber sent Hawx to the outside and Keys sent himself over the top with a slingshot to knock the wind out of Hawx. 

Before Keys could reap the benefits of his attack, Hawx was assaulted by a man in a hoodie who ran up to ringside with a pipe. The hood came off the attacker’s head to reveal... Shane Douglas! Security lept in immediately and threatened Douglas with a baton. Douglas submitted to police who handcuffed Douglas and took him away.

The locker room had emptied out by now and the Wildkat roster was chomping at the bit to get their hands on the detained Franchise. 

Edward King asked the audience to please remain calm and in their seats as EMT’s tended to Hawx. Perry paced back and forth. After what seemed like an eternity EMT’s were able to place Hawx on a gurney and take him away for medical attention.

Winner: Luke Hawx via DQ

Edward King let the crowd know that this was, in fact, not part of the show. He said the Shane Douglas had been arrested.

I was floored. Absolutely floored.
Would love to see Joe Keys return to a Wildkat ring in the near future.

King Beard v Kojak Sly w/House of Harper
King Beard tried to go head to head with Kojak Sly, a strategy that went very badly for him. It was a major effort for Beard to stay conscious following a big boot from Sly. A dazed King Beard then fell victim to a vicious clothesline from Sly, putting him down for a 3 count in short order.

Winner: Kojak Sly

As Sly stood celebrating his victory, Edgrin Stone emerged from the locker room to stare down Sly. The crowd chanted, “YES! YES YES!” while security pleaded with Stone to turn back. Deciding to wait for a later time to deal with Sly, Stone collected King Beard from the floor and carried him to the back.

This just has me chomping at the bit to see these two monsters go toe-to-toe

Ken Dixon(c) v “The Baton Rouge Bullet” Jace Valor w/Mobile Home Mobsters for the Wildkat Revolution Championship
As the two felt each other out, it was clear that Dixon was physically stronger. Valor clearly had to rethink his strategy and rolled to the outside in order to confer with the MHM. 

Back inside Valor met Dixon with a quickness that the champion could not match. Soon it was Dixon’s turn to take a rest on the outside as the crowd chanted, “Yep! Yep! Yep!” Valor invited Dixon back into the ring, a courtesy that Dixon took advantage of when he sent Valor to the outside while he himself was climbing back in.

Upon sliding back into the ring, Dixon was quick to send Valor outside once more. This time it took Valor to the count of 8 to make it back in. Dixon kept up the pressure with a slow methodical pace, careful not to overexert himself against the challenger and perhaps he didn’t feel as if he needed to.

This approach would prove to be detrimental when Dixon was caught off guard by an enziguri from Valor. The MHM member went on the attack and planted Dixon, but only got a two count. “The Baton Rouge Bullet” took to the top rope for a Swanton Bomb, but missed the attempt. Dixon grabbed up Valor as he rose to his feet and dropped the challenger to the mat with a fireman carry slam. 3 seconds later and Ken Dixon had his first successful Revolution Championship defense under his belt.

Winner: Ken Dixon

This was nothing short of a good ol’ fashioned wrestling match, and I loved every second of it. These guys did a great job of putting together and executing a worthwhile championship contest.

“Outlaw” Matt Lancie v Hardcore Holly v “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn in a Triple Threat Match
Before the match, Billy Gunn took the microphone saying, “If you’re not down with Wildkat sports, we got two words for ya!”

After eyeing each other up, Billy Gunn proposed a three-way test of strength to start things off. When he reached for Lancie’s hand he snuck in a cheap kick to “The Outlaw’s” gut. Holly then jumped in on the action and the two of them started double-teaming the younger talent. Outside the ring, Holly took out Lancie by running “The Outlaw’s” head into the ring post. Then two veterans decided they should test their skills against one another as they had done years ago. The two grappled, grabbed and slugged away at each other; punctuating their attacks with some playful boasting to the crowd. 

An arm drag from Holly sent Gunn to the outside and Lancie took this as an opportunity to send Gunn into the ring post. Lancie slid back inside the ring to take Holy to task, but Holly began laying on his patented chops. Out of nowhere Lancie struck Hardcore Holly with a spear but could only get a two count.

Gunn came back in to put the boots to Lancie. Gunn literally had Lancie against the ropes when The Outlaw ducked an attack and sent the New Age Outlaw to the outside. Holly came back in and tried for an Alabama slam, but  Billy Gunn stopped the attempt and put Holly down with a Fameasser! Gunn made the cover and picked up the three count before Lancie could break up the pinfall.

Winner: “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn

I’d been looking forward to this match since it was announced. I knew these three would beat the hell out of each other and they delivered. It’s always great seeing Hardcore Holly scrap with Wildkat talent and adding Billy Gunn to the mix took it to a new level. Throw in Matt Lancie and you’ve got yourself a sure winner. Great job to everyone involved in bringing this to the Wildkat fans.

“Wildcard” J Spade(c) v Stevie Richards in an Extreme Rules Match for the Wildkat Heavyweight Championship
During his introduction Stevie Richards had Edward King introduce him as being from, “The home of the number one seed in the NFC playoffs…” and stated that he, “... thanked God every day that he isn’t Billy Gunn…”

Stevie Richards then had King read Richards’ own personal rendition of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ which began, “Twas the night before Wildkat…” It went on to say that, “The fans were all hanging from the bleachers with care hoping Stevie Richards would soon be there…,” and that in J Spade’s dreams, “... visions of Stevie Kicks danced in his head…” The poem concluded that “January 6th begins the Winter of Stevie.”

Stevie attacked Spade from behind during the champ’s introduction, and an eye-rake kept Spade off his game. Spade went back at him with equal intensity. The fight went to the outside and the Spade took advantage of Extreme Rules by ringing the ring bell against Richard’s nether regions. Spade then called to a nearby fan who handed him an original NES console which he bludgeoned the back of the challenger with! After getting a couple shots of his own Richards retaliated with the NES.

Spade took a brief leave behind the curtain and reemerged pushing a shopping cart containing a trash can filled with weapons! Richards called for a chair from the crowd…. which he used to sit in as he slapped a vice-like sleeper on the champ. Spade escaped by with a low blow using a crutch followed by a drop toe hold onto the open chair. The fight went outside and Spade placed Richards in the cart he had wheeled out the garbage can in, ramming him into two ring posts. He lit up Richards’’ back with a kendo stick, but a desperation Stevie Kick sent the champion to the mat. Two malicious chair shots to the groin kept J Spade down. 

These two were using everything but the kitchen sink... that is until Richards went under the ring and emerged with a kitchen sink!

Spade knocked the challenger down with a low blow before he could implement the metal sink, and the two rose to their feet trading right hands. When it looked like Spade was going to lose out on the exchange the champ slammed a cookie sheet that was left on the mat against Richards’ forehead!

It was here that Spade turned it up to 11 when he grabbed a table from under the ring. Spade tried to superplex Richards through the table but was stopped short by the ECW alumni. Richards slipped out his predicament and Stevie Bombed Spade through the table only for a 2 count!

At that moment “Bad Ass” Billy Gun ran in and dropped Stevie with a Fameasser! It seemed as though he didn’t appreciate Richards’ comment about him during the introductions. Gunn covered Stevie with the champion for the 3 count!

Winner: “Wildcard” J Spade

During the celebration, Hardcore Holly emerged from the curtain, dismantled Gunn and Alabama slammed Spade!

Holly grabbed a microphone and said, “In about 3 months I hope you guys are ready for Wrestle Con. Get your affairs in order,” He pointed to Spade lying on the mat, “I’m gonna end your career! Same goes for you, Billy!” He then turned his attention to the prone Stevie Richards, “Stevie, you know what happened last time you and I got together!”

This match wowed me and the rest of the fans from start to finish. Spade and Richards took us all back to the days of ECW in perfect fashion. They really put their bodies on the line out there in front of all of us fans, and that’s something I truly respect.

It seems we already have our championship match for Wrestle Con on April, 5th. I can’t wait!

Intense, exciting and physical are the three words that best describe this card. In my opinion, it was one of their best yet. I can’t wait to see where they take it next.