Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tipping Point Preview

From GWH News:

Slim J will be the special guest on tonight's edition of the Tipping Point hosted by Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman. Discussion of WWE's business model and the latest news from Georgia wrestling is also on tap. The show starts at 7pm. Callers welcomed at 347-324-5735.

June 28 Birthdays and Memoriams

Bob Kelly and Jon Heidenreich celebrate birthdays today.

Larry ‘Babe’ Kasaboski died at the age of 70 on this day in 1985, and Joe Lesperance was 88 when he passed in 2008. Matt Borne passed away on this day in 2013 at the age of 55.

Monday, June 27, 2016

WWE in Miami on June 28

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on June 28 for a WWE Smackdown taping.  Advertised:  Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, The Miz, Rusev.  The venue is located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

WWE Results from Biloxi on June 14

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Biloxi, MS on June 14 for a WWE Smackdown taping.  Results:

Dark match:  Paige defeated Eva Marie.

WWE Main Event June 14, 2016 episode:  Becky Lynch defeated Summer Rae.  Jack Swagger defeated Viktor.  Apollo Crews defeated Bubba Ray Dudley.

WWE Smackdown June 16, 2016 episode:  Kofi Kingston (w/Xavier Woods & Big E) defeated Aiden English (w/Simon Gotch), Luke Gallows (w/Karl Anderson) and Big Cass (w/Enzo Amore) in a fatal four way.  Baron Corbin defeated Zack Ryder.  Rusev defeated Kalisto.  AJ Styles defeated Xavier Woods.  Charlotte (w/Dana Brooke) defeated Natalya (w/Becky Lynch).  Dean Ambrose, Cesaro & Sami Zayn defeated Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho & Alberto Del Rio.

June 27 Memoriams

Alan Dennison died on this day in 1984, and Pat Hutchison passed in 2006.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Universal Independent Wrestling Results from Buchanan on June 25

From Universal Independent Wrestling: 

Owen Knight defeated Paul Coldhard with a Vertebreaker; Sylar Cross defeated Glenn Matthews by pinfall; Kacee Carlisle defeated Kiera Hogan and Priscilla Kelly in a triple threat match; Sound and the Fury (William Huckaby & Joe Black) defeated The Hierarchy members Murder One & Adrian Armour and Bobby Hayes defeated Iceberg.

Why We Wrestle Report from Cornelia on June 25

From Larry Goodman:

I can say much the same about "Road to Hate" as I did of the June 11 show.

The wrestling on top was outstanding. Slim J vs. Anthony Henry would have been great wrestling match in any era. How can it be that for the second year in a row Slim J is not in the Scenic City Invitational? I wonder if SCI would consider one of the best technical wrestlers in the state as an alternate. Henry just keeps getting better and better and the presence of Amber Young spices the act up. How Anarchy could have paired Henry with Miss Rachael while Amber was there sitting in the stands is something I will never understand.

Bruiserweights vs. Black Baron & Prince Apollo was a classic old style tag match. The undercard was stronger (see Ethan Case vs. Chris Henry and Buck & Drake vs. Lynch Mob).

The stories are cooking. They announced future matches that gave their fans compelling reasons to come back. But can WWW attract new fans or the fans that have fallen by the wayside?

There were 65 in the building, down slightly from the previous show. This was not a comfortable night to watch wrestling at the Church. It never is on a day when temperatures are in the 90s. The crowd was into it but not as consistently hot as last time. At 2 hours and 30 minutes, the run time was the right fit for the conditions.

Emcee Seth Delay opened the show with a 10 bell salute to Gypsy Joe.

Jonathan Feltner was back as ring announcer. He didn’t have his usual zest though. Maybe it was the heat.

WWE in Tampa on June 27

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on June 27 for Monday Night RAW.  Advertised:  Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, John Cena, The Club (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson), Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon.  The venue is located at 401 Channelside Drive.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

NWA Smoky Mountain Television from June 25

June 25, 2016 episode


UIW Heating Up?

From Larry Goodman:

Mark Grason posted the following to Facebook:

Since returning to Universal Independent Wrestling as the General Manager I have come to realize how much the promotion has lost.

UIW leadership has lost their passion.

UIW has lost their fans.

UIW has lost their credibility.

Worst of all UIW has lost their identity.

But tonight was the beginning of something brand new.

Change has come to UIW.

June 26 Birthdays and Memoriams

J.J. Dillon, Damien Demento, Matt Striker, Kyle Matthews, and Larry Sharpe celebrate birthdays today.

Joe Acton died at the age of 65 on this day in 1917, and Buddy Rogers was 71 when he passed in 1992. Bobby Bonales passed away at the age of 77 on this day in 1994, and Mr. Chin died at 62 in 1995. Tiger Khan died at the age of 33 on this day in 2006.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

John Wrestling Promotion Television from June 24

Episode 31


Southern Fried Championship Wrestling News and Notes

From Larry Goodman:

Results from Nowell Rec Center on June 18 in Monroe with attendance of 135 were as follows: Nigel Sherrod over Blackheart; Buddy Burke and Johnny Camo was a no contest in Burke's final match before retiring; Twisted defeated Hoss Michaels and Jamie Holmes in a Singapore cane match; Justin Legend & Cody Mcculley defeated Trinity. TrInity attacked everyone and put a dress on Commissioner Tim Rice; Tetchi Makuji over Jagged Edge with the aid of distraction by Dr. Joseph Brock III; Moose over Dark Mon; Stryknyn defeated Jacob Ashworth to retain the SFCW Title; Iceberg defeated Terry Lawler in a fans bring the weapons, last man standing match that turned into a bloodbath. 

WWE Results from New Orleans on June 13

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in New Orleans, LA on June 13 for Monday Night RAW.  Results:  

June 17, 2016 WWE Superstars:  Sasha Banks defeated Summer Rae.  Baron Corbin defeated Jack Swagger.  

June 13, 2016 Monday Night RAW:  Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Aiden English & Simon Gotch defeated Kofi Kingston, Big E, Enzo Amore & Big Cass (w/Xavier Woods).  Paige defeated Charlotte (w/Dana Brooke).  Sheamus defeated Zack Ryder.  Sami Zayn defeated Cesaro.  Kevin Owens & Alberto Del Rio defeated the Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) to remain in the Money in the Bank ladder match.  Dean Ambrose defeated Chris Jericho.

Dark match:  John Cena & Roman Reigns defeated AJ Styles & Seth Rollins by DQ.

WWE in Jacksonville on June 26

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL on June 26.  Advertised:  Dean Ambrose, Kane, Big Show, Kalisto, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Enzo Amore, Big Cass Charlotte, Natalya, The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley), Rusev, The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E).  The venue is located at 300 A Phillip Randolph Boulevard.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

AML Wrestling in High Point on June 26

From GWH News:

AML Wrestling will be at the Southside Rec Center in High Point, NC on June 26.  Advertised:  The AML Wrestling Presitage championship tournament featuring Caprice Coleman, Rayo, Raphael King, Cedric Alexander, Joe Black, Jaxson James, Jason Kincaid, Caleb Konley, Joe Keys, Brandon Scott, Jordan Kage, Sean Denny, Raphael King, Matt Sigmon, Axton Ray and Elliott Russell to crown the first AML Wrestling Presitage champion.  "Brutal" Bob Evans vs. Kevin Dixon.  "King" Shane Williams defends the AML Wrestling Heavyweight championship against Wildman Kongo.  The venue is located at 401 Taylor Avenue.  Tickets are $10 adult general admission and free general admission for children under 11.  Doors open at 3:00 PM and bell time is at 4:00.  

ROH Best in the World Breakdown

From Jeff Richards:

BEST in the WORLD PPV NAME, NOT ACTION

CONCORD (NC) -- Ring of Honor (ROH) Wrestling got a late start last Friday night (9pm on 6/24) but provided some clues as to the direction the company is headed. With stars leaving in carloads (Cedric Alexander in May, Roderick Strong in June), ROH needed a stop-gap show to promise its audience a "don't go anywhere" future. Some matches delivered; others ran their usual course.

In that aspect, ROH did not lose steam but may not have picked up any new fans either. No titles changed hands, and the only surprises to show up were an 80's throwback, Kevin Sullivan, and a New Japan lion, Jay White. A new faction was formed (The Cabinet) gathering Caprice Coleman and the All Night Express (Kenny King/Rhett Titus). Kamaitachi appeared to have joined The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian), allowing ROH's World Tag Team Champions to keep their belts.

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment News and Notes

From Larry Goodman:

AWE has signed a deal with Highspots for distribution of DVDS from the Season 2 events and downloads of individual episodes. The company also has an ongoing promotional deal with Skyy Vodka.

The Season 2 Finale on July 17 at Fanatics Arena has Sami Callihan vs Martin Stone. -- winner faces the Georgia Wrestling Crown Champion on August 7; Jimmy Rave vs. David Starr vs. Owen Knight vs. Adrian Armour for the GWC Championship; Kraken gets the first shot at Team IOU for the AWE Tag Titles. The winner of that match faces Death by Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn) at Season 3 Premier-Part 1; Former partners Aaron Epic and Sugar Dunkertron collide in an I Quit Match, The company crowns the first Queen of Roar and Jake Manning debuts.

Peach State Pandemonium Archive Online

Thursday’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Mike Norris, Jay West, Bobby Simmons & Jerry Oates took a look at gimmick matches.

Click here for the archive

CWF Mid-Atlantic Television from June 22

Episode 58


June 25 Birthdays and Memoriams

Layla celebrates a birthday today.

Mike Romano died at the age of 36 on this day in 1936, and Harry Elliott was 101 when he passed in 2006. El Scorpio passed away at 57 in 2010.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Carolina News, Notes & Analysis

From Jeff Richards:

And JUSTICE for ALL -- CWF Mid-Atlantic's "Absolute Justice" saw title changes, surprising wins and newcomers debuting. In the main event, Trevor Lee submitted Andrew Everett after 39 minutes of high-flying, technical expertise. Nick Richards may have finally closed the door on his lengthy feud with Kamakazi Kid in a Last Man Standing Match. Aric Andrews escaped with the CWF Worldwide TV Title in his challenge to Smith Garrett (Chet Sterling was also in this bout). Big upset in the opener as Coach Gemini's newest find, Mace Maeda, captured the RGL Championship in a four-way contest. Jesse Adler was the champion coming in but not going out. Randy Hedrick was there to catch all this excitement.

Another title change occurred when Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary won the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship. The team they defeated, "Ace" Arik Royal & "Assassin" Ray Kandrack, had been long-standing titleholders. It was Biggs' first CWF title win of any sort. Of course, Snooty Fox was there, and he disposed of everybody's thorn in their side, Ethan Alexander Sharpe. Finally, White Mike won a CWF Mid-Atlantic match, surviving his own open challenge gauntlet-style affair. Him was one of his foes. Not them, just Him. And there are now two Number Men. If you look back at CWF's history, "two" does not do that number justice.

Three The Hard Way Archive Online


From GWH News:

Woody and Hankins are joined by Cyrus The Destroyer and Geter.

X Wrestling in Miami on June 25

From GWH News:

X Wrestling will be at the Polish American Club in Miami, FL on June 25.  The venue is located at 1250 NW 22nd Avenue.  Tickets are $15 ringside, $10 adult general admission and $5 children under 13 general admission.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

Why We Wrestle in Cornelia on June 25

From GWH News:

Why We Wrestle will be at The Church in Cornelia, GA on June 25.  Advertised:  Slim J vs. Anthony Henry (w/Amber Young) to determine the #1 contender for the WWW Heavyweight championship.  Stryknyn vs. "Hit for Hire" Bobby Moore in a bounty match.  The Bruiserweights (John Skyler & Corey Hollis) vs. The Monarchy (Prince Apollo & "The Empbruh" Black Baron.  "The People's Captain" Gunner Miller (w/Jeff G Bailey) vs. Kyle Matthews.  The Lynch Mob (Matt Lynch & Joey Lynch) vs. "Wild" Billy Buck & "New Age Enforcer" James Drake in a WWW Tag Team championship tournament semi-final match.  Elijah Evans IV vs. Trever Aeon.  The venue is located at 4236 Level Grove Road.  Tickets are $10 and free for children under 6.  Doors open at 7:30 PM and bell time is at 8:05.

Universal Independent Wrestling in Buchanan on June 25

From GWH News:

Universal Independent Wrestling will be at the Haralson County Rec Gym in Buchanan, GA on June 25.  Advertised"  "The No Pain Train" Iceberg vs. "The Butcher" Bobby Hayes.  Also advertised are the Sound & the Fury (William Huckaby & Joe Black), Kacee Carlisle, "The Urban Legend" Murder One, Adrian Armour, Sylar Cross (w/Mathias Darkthorne), Priscilla Kelly.  The venue is located at 1799 Macedonia Church Road.  Tickets are $10 and free for children under 6.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.

United States Wrestling Alliance in Jacksonville on June 25

From GWH News:

United States Wrestling Alliance will be at the Maxwell Snyder Armory in Jacksonville, FL on June 25.  Advertised:  "The Tyrant" Dagon Briggs defends the USWA Heavyweight championship against Kory Chavis in a no time limits best 2 out of 3 falls.  Jon Davis defends the USWA Elite championship in a triple threat match against Martin Stone and Kameron Kade.  The Circle of Disrespect (Francisco Ciatso & Simon Sez)(w/Stormie Lee) defends the USWA Tag Team championships against The Dreamboats (Rex Bacchus & Ace Andrews).  Angel Rose vs. Brandi Lauren.  Also advertised are Aaron Epic, Tommy Sweets, Chance Champion, Johnny Nixx, Beastly Brody.  The venue is located at 9900 Normandy Boulevard.  Tickets are $20 adult VIP, $15 children under 12 VIP, $15 adult ringside, $10 children under 12 ringside, $10 adult general admission and $5 children under 12 general admission.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

Ultimate Extreme Wrestling in East Ridge on June 25

From GWH News:

Ultimate Extreme Wrestling will be at the UEW Arena in East Ridge, TN on June 25.  Advertised:  Chase Jordan, Brandon Collins, Johnny Viper, Ben Thrasher, Menace, Ray Fury.  The venue is located at 410 Scruggs Road.  Tickets are $7 adults and $3 children.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.


Ring of Honor in Concord on June 25

From GWH News:

Ring of Honor will be at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC on June 25 for a TV taping.  Advertised:  Kyle O'Reilly vs. the winner of the Jay Lethal/Jay Briscoe Best in the World PPV match.  "Pro Wrestling's Last Real Man" Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. the winner of the Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)/Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelly & Chris Sabin) Best in the World PPV match.  The Briscoes (Mark Briscoe & Jay Briscoe) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson).  Jay White vs. Kamaitachi.  Dalton Castle (w/The Boys) vs. Roderick Strong.  Also advertised are Taeler Hendrix, Mandy Leon, Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, ACH, Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana), Caprice Coleman, All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King), Jason Kincaid, Cheeseburger, Will Ferrara.  The venue is located at 4751 NC-49.  Doors open at 4:30 PM, pre show starts at 5:30 and bell time is at 6:00.

Renegade Championship Wrestling in Chatsworth on June 25

From GWH News:

Renegade Championship Wrestling will be at the RCW Arena in Chatsworth, GA on June 25.  The venue is located at 806 North 2nd Avenue.  Tickets are $5 and free for children under 7. Bell time is at 8:00 PM.

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling in Dulac on June 25

From GWH News:

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling will be at the Grand Caillou Rec Center in Dulac, LA on June 25.  Advertised:  "The Mythan Warrior" Anthony, "Battleborn" John Saxon, "Redd Dogg" Rodney Mack, Americos, Purple Haze, Stan Sweetan, Blade Boudreaux.  The venue is located at 106 Badou Drive.  Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 balcony.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

Mountain Championship Wrestling in Pikeville on June 25

From GWH News:

Mountain Championship Wrestling will be at the MCW Arena in Pikeville, TN on June 25.  Advertised:  Damien Wayne defends the AIWF World Heavyweight championship against Shannon Hayes.  Big Heavy defends the MCW Heavyweight championship against Sgt Claymore.  Armed Forces vs. Team Nightmare (w/Steve Dave) in an anything goes match.  Chase Stevens vs. Brian Rivers.  Gunner vs. Josh Frozt.  Rock-C vs. Rebel vs. Angelina Love in a triple threat match.  The venue is located at 97 Tom Pope Road.  Tickets are $6 adults, $4 children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.


Georgia Premier Wrestling in Jasper on June 25

From GWH News:

Georgia Premier Wrestling will be at National Title Pawn in Jasper, GA on June 25 for the Community Appreciation Day celebration.  The venue is located at 1945 Highway 53 West.  The celebration begins at 10:00 AM and the first set of wrestling matches start at 10:30.


BANG in Ocala on June 25

From GWH News:

BANG will be at the BANG TV Sound Stage in Ocala, FL on June 25.  The venue is located at 2501 SW 57th Avenue Unit 605.  Tickets are $20.  Doors open at 6:15 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

Championship Wrestling Entertainment Results from Port Saint Lucie on June 12

From GWH News:

Championship Wrestling Entertainment was in Port Saint Lucie, FL on June 12.  Results:  Rachael Ellering defeated Dominque.  Michael Sky vs. Comestic Nova ended in a double count out.  Chico & Rex defeated Taylor & CJ.  Chasyn Rance defeated Barrington Hughes by DQ.  Tech Squad (Mike Monroe & TC Reed) defeated New Blood Rizing.  Zack Monstar defeated Barrington Hughes, Craig Classic and Tyranus in a four way match.

Cruiserweight Classic Results from Winter Park, FL on June 23

Zack Sabre Jr.
From GWH News:

Cruiserweight Classic opening round results from Full Sail University. Gran Metalik (the former Mascara Dorada) beat Alejandro Saez; Ho Ho Lun beat Daivari; Cedric Alexander beat Clement Petiot; The Brian Kendrick beat Raul Mendoza; Tajiri beat Damian Slater via buzzsaw kick; TJP beat Da Mack; Lince Dorado beat Mustafa Ali; Akira Tozawa beat Kenneth Johnson; Zack Sabre Jr beat Tyson Dux; Drew Gulak beat Harv Sihra; Tony Nese beat Anthony Bennett; Kota Ibushi beat Sean Manuda; Rich Swann beat Jason Lee'; Noam Dar beat Gurv Sihra via leglock submission; Jack Gallagher beat Fabian Aichner; Johnny Gargano beat Tommaso Ciampa in the match of the night.

June 24 Birthdays and Memoriams

Tom Lister (a/k/a Zeus) and Adam Pearce celebrate birthdays today.

Natie Brown died at the age of 81 on this day in 1991. Although his body would not be discovered until the following day, an autopsy determined that Chris Benoit committed suicide at the age of 40 on this day in 2007, having taken the lives of his wife Nancy and son Daniel over the same weekend. Biff Wellington was also found dead in his home on the same day, at 42, but it is believed he may have passed a day or two before that. Toni Adams passed away at the age of 45 on this day in 2010, and Cowboy Bradley died at 75 that same day. Jackie Fargo was 85 when he died on this day in 2013.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Carolina News, Notes and Analysis

From Jeff Richards:

NEW MECCA for NC WRESTLING -- In the past, we have talked about Gibsonville (NC) being a wrestling capital for North Carolina. Several groups have come through and run excellent to poorly received shows in Alamance County. Honorable mention has to go to Winston-Salem, NC, where PWX, AML, GFW, USIWF and RWA all have flourished. 

However, there is a new giant which has drawn over 500 in the last two consecutive weekends cumulatively. Fairview, NC is located in Buncombe County (think Asheville). Its 2010 census registered slightly over 2,000 residents. However, wrestling promoters such as Tim Tolar and Norton Lewis have known that western NC has been ripe for shows.

Timing has a lot to do with it, in that if someone is running against a Bel Chere or in the snowy winter, prepare to lose your a**. However, if you build a rapport with a fanbase and provide quality match-ups, those fans will reward you with attendance. That is currently happening in Fairview.

Ring of Honor in Concord on June 24

From GWH News:

Ring of Honor will be at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC on June 24 for the Best in the World PPV.  Advertised:  Jay Lethal (w/Taeler Hendrix) defends the ROH World Heavyweight championship against Jay Briscoe.  The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) defends the ROH World Tag Team championships against the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin).  Bobby Fish defends the ROH World Television championship against Dalton Castle (w/The Boys).  Steve Corino vs. BJ Whitmer in a fight without honor.  Moose, Raymond Rowe & Hanson vs. The Bullet Club (Adam Cole, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) in a tornado rules match.  Roderick Strong vs. Mark Briscoe.  Kamaitachi vs. Kyle O'Reilly.  Silas Young vs. ACH.  Also advertised are Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana), All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King), Caprice Coleman.  The venue is located at 4751 NC 49.  Bell time is at 9:00 PM.

ProSouth Wrestling in PIedmont on June 24

From GWH News:

ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on June 24.  Advertised:  Cameron Jackson vs. Dylan Cook.  Charles Zanders vs. B-What.  Also advertised are Steven Michaels, Jed Johnson, Ayden Andrews, Mathias Darkthorne, Donnie Primetime, Britt Jackson, Shean Christopher.  The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue.  Tickets are $8.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

NWA Smoky Mountain in Elizabethton on June 24

From GWH News:

NWA Smoky Mountain will be at the Evolution Sports Gym in Elizabethton, TN on June 24.  Advertised:  Buff Bagwell & Toby Farley vs. Chris Richards & Jordan Kage.  The Heatseekers (Elliott Russell & Sigmon) defends the NWA United States Tag Team championships against The Cabal (Jason Kincaid & Travis Lee).  "The Modern Day Outlaw" Vince Brent vs. "The Renegade" Axton Ray.  "Pro Wrestling's Only Gymnast" Timmy Lou Retton vs. "Generation Ace" Colby Corino.  Air America (Skylar Kruze & Gavin Daring) vs. The Hardliners (Bryan Montgomery & Jeff Connelly)(w/Judas the Mad Hatter & Travis Dykes) vs. White Trash Millionaires (Lenny Stratton & Corey Smith).  Rock-C & Dani Fererra vs. Kaela & Nicole Stratton.  Also advertised are Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.  The venue is located at 103 Smoky Mountain Place.  Tickets are $30 front row, $25 floor seating, $20 adult bleachers and $15 children under 13 bleachers.  The meet & greet starts at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:30.

Notes:  A limited amount of photo and autograph tickets are also being sold separately from admission tickets.  Tickets for the Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) combo is $40 and only available to the first 50 fans.  Tickets for the Scott Hall, the Kevin Nash and Buff Bagwell combos are $20 each and only available to the first 20 fans.

NWA New South Championship Wrestling in Franklin on June 24

From GWH News:

NWA New South Championship Wrestling will be at the New South Arena in Franklin, KY on June 24.  Advertised:  Battle royal to crown the NWA New South Bluegrass champion.  Mr USA defends the NWA Southern Heavyweight championship against Justin Grandberry in a ladder match.  The System (Dakota France & Ray Waddell) defends the NWA Southern Tag Team championships against CCW & Jordan Whitaker in a no DQ match.  Teddy King vs. Vic the Bruiser.  "The Wild Eyed Southern Boy" Tracy Smothers vs. Steven King.  Shiner Sutton vs. "The Real Deal" Derek Neal.  The venue is located at 512 West Madison Street.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:30.

Alternative Pro Wrestling in Royston on June 24

From GWH News:

Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA on June 24.  Advertised:  Stryknyn defends the APW Southern States championship against Jeremy Vain.  Scott Mayson defends the APW North Georgia championship against Troy Hunt.  James Boulevard vs. Ken Lee.  Jacob Ashworth vs. Demarko Knyte.  Curtis Coleman & Brodie Dillinger vs. Kevin Blue & Chris Spectra.  Dirty South (Hoss Michaels & Sam Kooper) defends the APW Tag Team championships against Ballenger & Droxx.  CB Suave vs. a mystery opponent.  The venue is located at 305 Cherry Street.  Tickets are $10.  Bell time is at 8:25 PM.

Georgia Premier Wrestling Results from Canton on June 11

From GWH News:

Georgia Premier Wrestling was in Canton, GA on June 11.  Results:  Ray Fury defeated Blackheart.  Jessica "Powerhouse" Leigh (w/Logan Chase III) defeated The Blackwidow.  Joey Sparks & Johnny Rokk defeated The Lynch Mob (Matt Lynch & Joey Lynch) by DQ.  "The Ultimate Underdog" Ray Ray defeated Torque to retain the GPW Cruiserweight championship.  Cousin Cletus, Chip Hazard & "The Messiah" Talon Williams defeated The Society (The Hatter, Shaggy & Zero) by reverse decision after The Hatter hits Chip Hazard with a steel loaded stuffed rabbit.

NWA New South Championship Wrestling Results from Hardin on June 11

From GWH News:

NWA New South Championship Wrestling was in Hardin, KY on June 11.  Results:  Trent Ware defeated Justin Grandberry.  Bam Bam Baker defeated Max Mex.  Smashbusters defeated Alexander Knight & Kenzo Yamaguchi.  Austin Rose & Teddy King defeated Derek King & Steven King.  Badboy Phillips defeated Jeremiah Plunkett to win the NWA New South United States championship.

Renegade Championship Wrestling Results from Chatsworth on June 11

From GWH News:

Renegade Championship Wrestling was in Chatsworth, GA on June 11.  Results:  Ethan Cage defeated Alex Michaels.  Rebel Alliance (Jess Wade & Shane Williams) defeated Mike Clay & Dino Dupree by count out.  Rick Hayes defeated Blaze.  CJ Holloway defeated Landon Priest.  Brent Banner defeated Tristan Daniels and Josh Vaughn in a three way match.  Eric Young defeated Deon Mercer.

June 23 Birthdays and Memoriams

Dany Only celebrates a birthday today.

Luke Graham died at the age of 66 on this day in 2006, and Boogie Woogie Brown was 54 when he passed in 2007. Oni Wiki Wiki passed away at the age of 88 on this day in 2008, and Mike Duncan died 64 in 2011.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Why We Wrestle News and Notes

From Larry Goodman:

Why We Wrestle returns to the Church this Saturday, June 25 with "Road to Hate" headlined by Slim J vs. Anthony Henry in a number one contenders match for the WWW Heavyweight Championship held by Stryknyn, The Bruiserweights (Corey Hollis & John Skyler) vs. Black Baron & Prince Apollo; Gunner Miller (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Kyle Matthews; Bobby Moore vs. Stryknyn in a Bounty Match and tag team tournament action. "Reverend" Dan Wilson also returns.

The July 30 joint seminar being offered by Les Thatcher and George South still had zero reservations as of June 19. Sign ups for Thatcher's previous seminar in Cornelia also got off to very slow start but he ended up with a full class. WWW's big summer show, "Summer of Hate" takes  place that evening. 

WWE in Winter Park on June 23

From GWH News:

WWE will be at Full Sail University for the first night of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.  Advertised:  Kota Ibushi, Tajiri, Gran Metalik, Zack Sabre Jr, Noam Dar, Da Mack, Zumbi, Clement Petiot, Harv Sihra, Gurv Sihra, Fabian Aichner, Brian Kendrick, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa, Jack Gallagher, Tony Nese, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Ho Ho Lun, TJ Perkins, Drew Gulak, Anthony Bennett, Tyson Dux, Lince Dorado, Sean Maluta, Raul Mendoza, Kenneth Johnson, Alejandro Saez, Damien Slater, Ariya Daivari, Jason Lee.  The venue is located at 3300 University Boulevard.  Bell time is at 6:30 PM.

WWA4 in Atlanta on June 23

From GWH News:

WWA4 will be at the WWA4 Wrestling School in Atlanta, GA on June 23.  The venue is located at 4375 Commerce Drive.  Admission is free.  Bell time is at 8:00 PM.