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

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.

Hottest Stars of Wrestling Results from Canovanas on January 5

From GWH News:

Hottest Stars of Wrestling was in Canovanas, Puerto Rico on January 5.  Results:  Lizander the Untouchable defeated Emperor Neerok and Crazy Louis in a three way match.  The Naturales (Blake & Carlos) defeated Los Disipulos de la Muerte.  Gran Bebe & Latin Freebird defeated El Carnicero & Gran Lito in a hardcore barbed wire match.  Jovan & Tony Cross defeated The Naturals (Criminal HD & Javier) by DQ.  Extreme Boy defeated AMD Underground.  Pulga vs. Ricochet ended in a double count out.  Relampago Cruz & Iron Boy defeated the Demente Ones.

WWE in Greenville on January 21

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the Williams Arena in Greenville, NC on January 21.  Advertised:  AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Sami Zayn, Charlotte Flair, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso), Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev, Natalya, The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan).  The venue is located at 200 Ficklen Drive.  Bell time is at 1:00 PM.

One Fall Wrestling in Cornelia on January 21

From GWH News:

One Fall Wrestling will be at the Landmark Aren in Cornelia, GA on January 21.  Advertised:  Gunner Miller, Sugar Dunkerton, LSG, QT Marshall, CB Suave, Gil Quest, Alan Angels, Cody Vance.  The venue is located at 4246 Level Grove Road.  Tickets are $10.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

January 19 Birthdays and Memoriams

Pat Patterson, R-Truth, and Al Green (a/k/a Blade) celebrate birthdays today.

Bam Bam Bigelow died at the age of 45 on this day in 2007. Ida Mae Martinez passed away when she was 79 on this day in 2010, and Tiki Tapu was 48 in 2011.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

World Xtreme Wrestling in Minneola on January 20

From GWH News:

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at the Minneola City Hall in Minneola, FL on January 20.  Advertised:  Aleki vs. Sean Maluta.  Jorel Ganzy defends the WXW Heavyweight championship against Bryan Maddox.  The Iversons (Kelly Iverson & Prince Iverson) defends the WXW Tag Team championships against The New Breed (The Diamond Kid & Vinny Mac).  Wildman Rojas & Nathan Vain vs. The British Wolf in a handicap match.  Raeven Marie vs. La Varonessa.  Devin Abrams vs. D3.  Deathrow Jethro vs. The Beast.  The venue is located at 800 US Highway 27.  Tickets are $15 and $5 children under 10.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and bell time is at 6:30.

WWE in Florence in January 20

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC on January 20.  Advertised:  AJ Styles, Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso), Charlotte Flair, The Bludgeon Brothers (Rowan & Harper), Natalya, Rusev.  The venue is located at 3300 West Radio Drive.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

Queens of Combat in Gibsonville on January 20

From GWH News:

Queens of Combat will be at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville, NC on January 20 for two shows.  Advertised:  Su Yung, Taeler Hendrix, Chelsea Green, Tessa Blanchard, Priscilla Kelly, Hudson Envy, Renee Michelle, Maria Manic, Penelope Ford, Savannah Evans, Kiera Hogan, Samantha Heights, The Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo), Maddie Maxx, Willow Nightingale, Nicole Pain, Allie Kat.  The venue is located at 1001 Springwood Avenue.  Tickets are $20 both shows. and $15 for a single show.  Bell time is at 4:00 PM for show #1 and 8:00 for show #2.

Note:  Royal meal tickets, which are for a catered meal between shows, are also available for $25.

Renegade Championship Wrestling in Chatsworth on January 20

From GWH News:

Renegade Championship Wrestling will be at Patriot MMA in Chatsworth, GA on January 20.  Advertised:  The SOB's (Rick Hayes & Jess Wade)vs. Defyent (Joey Idol & Charles Allen).  Landon Priest vs. CJ Holloway.  Paul Manson vs. Mad Dog.  Big Red Adams vs. Aaron G.  Josh Vaughn vs. Zack Stevens.  Also advertised is Alex Michaels.  The venue is located at 81 Lowy Drive.  Tickets are $6 and free for children under 7.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.  

Ring of Honor in Nashville on January 20

From GWH News:

Ring of Honor will be at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN on January 20.  Advertised:  Dalton Castle defends the ROH World Heavyweight championship against Punishment Martinez.  Matt Taven vs. Cody.  The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defends the ROH World Tag Team championships against the Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T).  The Bullet Club (Adam Page, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) defends the ROH World Six Man Tag Team championships against SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky).  Jay Lethal vs. Flip Gordon.  Marty Scurll vs. Shane Taylor.  Madison Rayne vs. Mandy Leon in a Women of Honor championship tournament match.  Brandi Rhodes vs. Karen Q in a Women of Honor championship tournament match.  Kelly Klein vs. Jessie Brooks in a Women of Honor championship tournament.  The venue is located at 417 4th Avenue North.  Tickets are $30 and $25.  Bell time is at 6:00 PM.

Notes:  Dalton Castle & The Boys, Adam Page, the Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson), Cody, Marty Scrull and Deonna Purrazzo will be doing a meet & greet autograph session 90 minutes before the show starts.  Costs are $20 for single wrestlers and $30 for tag teams.  Each package includes a personal item or an 8x10 signed and a posed photo.  The Kingdom will be doing an autograph session during intermission.

SWA Deep South in Pavo on January 20

From GWH News:

SWA Deep South will be at the Peacock Center in Pavo, GA on January 20.  Advertise:  Suicdyal Soulja defends the NHW Pride championship against The Phoenix.  Chris Nelms defends the GIWA Heavyweight championship against Rod Grimes.  SWA Deep South Cruiserweight champion Hunter Law vs. SWA Hybrid Cruiserweight champion Dark Rage in an SWA Cruiserweight championship unification match.  Roxy Rouge defends the RPW Women's championship in a three-way against Chelsea Durden and Aria Blake.  Johnny Romano defends the SWE Georgia Heritage championship against Brandon Law.  SWA Deep South Tag Team champions Re-Genesis (Mason Price & Tony Storm) vs. SWA Hybrid Tag Team champions The Hardway Brothers (Marcus O'Reilly & Preston Veston III) vs. The Punkadelics (James Morrison & Vince Lewis) in an SWA Tag Team championship unification match.  SWA Deep South champion Hayden Price vs. SWA Hybrid Heavyweight champion Oxford Haney in an SWA Heavyweight championship unification match.  Tickets are $8 and free for children under 7.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

United States Wrestling Alliance in Jacksonville on January 20

From GWH News:

United States Wrestling Alliance will be at Harvest Ministries in Jacksonville, FL on January 20 for the 2018 Don Curtis Memorial Cup tournament.  Advertised:  Joe Malenko, Jon Davis, Carlos Gabriel, Stunt Marshall, Alex Cruz, Kory Chavis, Mitch Mitchell, Chance Champion, Boot Boy Bubbler.  The venue is located at 2550 Fouraker Road.  Tickets are $20 VIP, $15 children under 12 VIP, $15 ringside, $10 children under 12 ringside, $10 general admission and $5 children under 12 general admission.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 7:30.

Francisco Ciatso Training Seminar in Jackson on January 20

From GWH News:

Francisco Ciatso will be hosting a training seminar at the Hideaway in Jackson, MS on January 20.  The venue is located at I-55 North.  The seminar is $15 and starts at 3:00 PM.  Those who take the seminar will receive a 20% discount for the upcoming week long WWN Seminar & Evaluation.

Evolution Championship Wrestling in Johnson City on January 20

From GWH News:

Evolution Championship Wrestling will be at the Carver Rec Center in Johnson City, TN on January 20.  Advertised:  Jamie Gibson (w/Amy Jo) vs. DP Holliday for the vacant Evolution Heavyweight championship.  Corey Smith, Taylor Henning & LC Black vs. AJ Anderson & the Kings of Domination.  Zen Fortune vs. The Highwayman vs. Murphy Costigan Vs. Jeff Baker for the vacant Evolution Television championship.  Disciple X defends the Evolution X championship in a six-way match against Wikidd, Jeff X, Tracer X, Brandon Young and Chance Rizer.  Josh Cutshall vs. Garrett Coleman.    The venue is located at 322 West Watauga Avenue.  Tickets are $12 front row and $10 floor seats.  Doors open at 6:15 and bell time is at 7:00.

Note:  A portion of the proceeds goes to Fighting for Autism.

Peachstate Wrestling Alliance in Carrollton on January 20

From GWH News:

Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA on January 20.  Advertised:  Sal Rinauro & Ike Cross vs. Kevin Blue & Tyson Dean.  David Ali defends the PWA No Limits championship against AC Mack.  CB Suave vs. Torque.  Romeo vs. Fry Daddy.  The Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards) defends the PWA Tag Team championships against The Gymnasty Boys (Timmy Lou Retton & White Mike).  Also advertised are Brooklyn Creed, Rick Michaels, Triston Michaels, Shane Noles, Alan Angels.  The venue is located at 1825 Bankhead Highway.  Tickets are $12 front row, $11 stage seating, $10 general admission, $6 general admission children ages 7-15 and free for children under 7.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

Pro Wrestling EGO in Jackson on January 20

From GWH News:

Pro Wrestling EGO will be at the Hideaway in Jackson, MS on January 20.  Advertised:  O'Shay Edwards vs. Rey Fury vs. Orion Taylor.  Also advertised are Francisco Ciatso (w/Stormie Lee), The Path of Nightmares, Monty Warbucks.  The venue is located at 5100 I-55 North.  Tickets are $15 VIP, $10 general admission, $8 children ages 5-11 general admission and free general admission for children under 5.  Doors open at 5:30 PM VIP and 6:00 general admission.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

Pro Wrestling Mid-South in Dyersburg on January 20

From GWH News:

Pro Wrestling Mid-South will be at the Herb Welch WrestlePlex in Dyersburg, TN on January 20.  Advertised:  Dale Wylde defends the PW Mid-South Unified Heavyweight championship against Greg Anthony.  The Rock N Rap Express defends the PW Mid-South Tag Team championships against The Pack.  Also advertised are Tornado, El Amigo Loco.  The venue is located at 1827 St John Avenue.  Tickets are $5.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

January 18 Birthdays and Memoriams

Perro Aguayo, Ted DiBiase, and Dave Batista celebrate birthdays today.

Gordon McKinley passed away on this day in 1958, Lord Athol Layton was 63 when he died in 1984, and Marshall Carter passed at 79 in 1989. Ed Farhat (a/k/a the Sheik) died at the age of 80 on this day in 2003, and Don ‘Ox’ Anderson was 71 when he passed away on the same day. Pez Whatley was 54 when he died on this day in 2005.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pro Wrestling Mid-South in Ripley on January 19

From GWH News:

Pro Wrestling Mid-South will be at the Power Pro Arena in Ripley, TN January 19.  Advertised:  Meklakov defends the PW Mid-South Legends & Lions championship against Josh Matthews.  Sheik Azlan Asad vs. The Torando.  Greg Anthony vs. Morgan Williams.  Also advertised are Brandon White, Kid Wrestling, El Amigo Loco.  The venue is located at 207 Washington Street.  Tickets are $5.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.

ProSouth Wrestling in Piedmont on January 19

From GWH News:

ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on January 19.  Advertised:  Ayden Andrews defends the ProSouth Unified championship in an open challenge.  JACS vs. James Hardy in a Phil Alldredge Memorial Cup tournament semi-final match.  Kevin Ryan vs. Brandon Whatley in a Phil Alldredge Memorial Cup tournament semi-final match.  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 19

From GWH News:

New South Championship Wrestling will be at the New South Arena in Franklin, KY on January 19.  Advertise:  Damien Wayne defends the AWA Alliance championship against Francisco Ciatso.  Shawn Hurley vs. Zozo.  Arrick Andrews vs. RDH.  John Irons defends the New South Heavyweight championship against Ronnie Roberts.  Also advertised is Larry D.  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.

January 17 Birthdays and Memoriams

Kevin Thorn, Chase Stevens, and Mark Briscoe celebrate birthdays today.

Savannah Jack died at the age of 64 on this day in 2012, and Billy the Kid was 76 when he passed in 2013.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Appalachian Mountain Wrestling in Lost Creek on January 18

From GWH News:

Appalachian Mountain Wrestling will be at the Marie Roberts-Caney Elementary School in Lost Creek, KY.  Advertised:  Beau James & Mega Destroyer vs. Stan Lee & Jake Brake (w/Lemonjuice McGee).  Also advertised are Al Snow, Jordan Clearwater, Stan Sierra (w/Phil Phair), Kyle Maggard.  The venue is located at 115 Red Skin Run.  Tickets are $13 at the door ringside, $10 advance ringside, $10 bleachers and $5 children under 15 bleachers.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

January 16 Memoriams

Ace Gordon died on this day in 1959, and Yukon Eric committed suicide at 41 in 1965. Gust Karras passed away at the age of 73 on this day in 1976, and Paul E. Normous was 33 in 2009. Katsuhisa Shibata died at 66 on this day in 2010, and Marquis de Pare was 78 when he passed away in 2013.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tipping Point Preview

From GWH News:

Hosts Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman talk with Chip Day, reigning AWE Champion newly crowned PWX iTV Champion, and discuss the latest news from PWA, UIW, SFCW, PCW, Anarchy and parts unknown in the Georgia pro wrestling scene.  The show starts at 7 pm. The number to call is 324-347-5735.

Georgia Premier Wrestling Results from Canton on January 13

From Larry Goodman:

GPW results from Canton, GA at Old Buffington School Gym with attendance of 238 were as follows: Crystal Fire over Fantasy in 8 minutes; Dementia D'Rose defeated Nina Monet in 9 minutes; Backwood Boyz & Torque defeated Talon Williams & Drew Game & Destroyer (definitely not Dick Beyer) in 12 minutes; Dustin Bozworth defeated Ray Ray in 7 minutes; Jessica Leigh & Miss Drew Reneek defeated Tragedy & Logan Chase III in 10 minutes and Aja Perera defeated Samantha Star in 11 minutes.

Wildkat Pro Wrestling Comes to Cornelia on February 17

From Larry Goodman:

Luke Hawx brings Wildkat Wrestling to the Landmark Arena in Cornelia on January 17. One half of the double main event will be Pump Patrol vs. Luke Hawx & Stevie Richards & P. J. Hawx. Bell time is 8 pm. Tickets start at $15.

Update on Joey Lynch

From Larry Goodman:

The update on Joey Lynch is this: He's awaiting the result of the MRI on his knee and hopes to be at 100% for Joey Mercury at the Scenic City Rumble on February 10 in Ooltewah. 

Pro Wrestling Bushido News & Notes

The first King of BUSHIDO tournament is in the books. Brady Pierce outlasted seven other competitors to become the first ever King of BUSHIDO 

In a surprise appearance, former FIP Champion Fred Yehi made his BUSHIDO debut losing to eventual finalist Daniel Eads

King of BUSHIDO 2 is set for Saturday, February 3rd. The field of eight is set...

KOB1 Finalist: Daniel Eads
Six Man Scramble Winner: Big Game James
The Monster Pain
Mystical Tetchi Makuji
Feminist icon EFFY
The Rebellious Kameron Kade
Luchadore Lucha Locura
RIng of Honor's Caprice Coleman

The tournament format is setting up for The Tournament of Champions to be held later this year. Brady Pierce won the first King of BUSHIDO tournament so he is the top seed in the tournament of champions. 

Cauliflower Chase Brown has removed himself from the February brackets so that he can accept the challenge of international wrestling sensation Jonathan Gresham. 

Replacing Cauliflower Brown in the tournament is the corporate sponsored Feminist icon EFFY. EFFY is arguably the most popular warrior in BUSHIDO and we look forward to his return.

After eliminating three men single-handedly at the first show, hometown hero Charlie Anarchy returns to face off against "The Nefarious One" Karl Hagar. Hagar was one of the men eliminated by Anarchy and is looking to gain some form of revenge. This will be a qualifying match for entrance into the King of BUSHIDO 3 tournament. 

After successfully fighting off the challenge of Aja Perera at January's show, TNA Impact star Kiera Hogan returns to BUSHIDO action. This time she faces off against the surging Savannah Evans. Evans who was just featured in Rising Sun Comics Bounty Hunter Beauty will be looking to capitalize on her recent successes. 

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