Ace Rockwell (Josh Massey) posted the following on Facebook.
Since I was 6 years old, I've loved pro wrestling. It was something that attracted my eyes. I loved the bigger than life figures. I knew at an early age that I wanted to find a way to some how, some way get inside a wrestling ring. I had no idea how, but I was going to figure it out. This is my first post about pro wrestling in a long time so indulge me, if you have time or choose to.
When I was 16 years old, with some of the best friends a guy could ask for, I was given the opportunity to chase that dream. For 15 years, I lived that 6 year olds' dream. I met a lot of awesome people. I developed bad habits and overcame them. I learned real life lessons. I made mistakes. I learned from those mistakes bc I was given the opportunity to overcome them. I was booked and paid by the largest wrestling company in the world multiple times. I've been able to meet some of my childhood heroes. I was able to take my opportunities and share them with others to help them. I was able to point them in other directions than the ones I went in bc I went down the path they were going in.
Georgia Premier Wrestling will be at the National Title Pawn of Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, GA on October 29 as part of Community Appreciation Day. The venue is located at 3348 Chattanooga Road. Admission is free. Bell times are at 10:30 AM, 11:30, 12:30 PM, 1:30 and 2:30.
Notes: The Community Appreciation Day celebration starts at 10:00 and ends at 3:00. Must bring your own chair. In addition to the wrestling there is also cash drawings, free food & drink, bouncy houses, karaoke. It is an outside event and will go on rain or shine.
Hottest Stars of Wrestling will be at El Jumazo in Canovanas, Puerto Rico on October 28. Advertised: Savio Vega & Criminal de Guerra vs. King Thunder Cat & Joe Rodriguez. El Gran Bebe vs. El Azteca in a no DQ match. El Vaquero & El Gran Lito vs. Los Dementes (El Demente #1 & El Demente #2). Emperador Neerok vs. Lizander "el Intocable". Iron Boy & Boly Jr vs. Los Criminales de Guerra (Rey Luis & Criminal HD). Explosivo & Mr. Dollars vs. Latin Freebird & Javier "al Natural". Extreme Boy vs. Boy Demon. Junin "El Tramposo" vs. The Hermoso One. Admission is free. Bell time is at 8:00 PM.
Sunbelt Wrestling Entertainment was in Tifton, GA on October 22. Results: Nightmare Syndicate defeated Black Fury to advance in the Tag Team tournament. Scott Franks defeated Wardawg. Chic Donovan defeated Chance Champion. Effy defeated Beastly Brody. Less Fortunate defeated Chad "Big Bank" Barfield in a Career vs. Career and Title vs. Title match to in the World 1 Light Heavyweight championship and retain the SWE Southern Heritage championship. Chad Barfield must now retire. Johnny Maverick defeated James Elsworth and Grimey Kantrell in a three-way match.
Mountain Championship Wrestling was in Pikeville, TN on October 22. Results: Tony Anthony & Shannon Hayes defeated Russian Yeti & Beau James. Sgt Claymore defeated Knuckles in a street fight. Grand Moki defeated Damien Black. The Regulators & Crimson defeated The New Age Demons. Rebel defeated Misty James. Big Rig defeated Tim Jernigan to retain the MCW Heavyweight championship. Crazzy Steve defeated Thomas Cage.
The wife and I took a trip out to West Tennessee a couple of weeks ago and we were able to check out NWA Midsouth. The venue is very intimate and the show ran efficiently. Several guys are works in progress but I saw a lot of great basics to build off of and strengths being played to. They told simple and effective stories and sent the fans home happy. Their referees did what they needed to do. The sound system worked well and their ring announcer spoke clearly. I wished the crowd was louder but they did react when the guys really worked them. I believe attendance was around 35.
1) “The Enforcer” Jimmy D d. Matt Taylor by pinfall in 6:16
D is ½ of the tag team The Posse with Simon Reed. They're bigger bodied veteran guys that wear facepaint and the crowd gets behind them. Taylor was a smaller and younger guy. D was in control for most of this match. Taylor took D down, worked him over, and went up top. The other half of the Posse, Simon Reed, came out and distracted the cocky Taylor just long enough for D to recover and nail Taylor with a big spinebuster as he came off the top rope. Not your typical fan favorite move by Reed but maybe there's some history there that I'm not familiar with.
The Freedom Cup winner Jakob Edwin came out and talked about his Freedom Cup win. He said this was his crowning ceremony and he was going to be presented the trophy by the only person worthy of presenting it to him... himself. Good simple cocky heel heat. Fan favorite Kee Awesome interrupted the “ceremony” to save the fans from Edwin and his ego.
Real Pro Wrestling was in Ave Maria, FL on October 22. Results: Michael Sky defeated Richard Delicious. Dann Lydon & Syther defeated Charles Crane & Diego Cortez. Vertigo Rivera defeated Alex Todd. Big Bully Parker defeated Barrington Hughes, John Ex Machina, and Soul Brotha in a four-way elimination match. Morgana defeated Roxy Riot. TECH (Mike Monroe & TC Read) defeated Fun Size (Hector G Delgado & Lil Ricky). Zack Monstar defeated Johnny Knockout.
Ring of Honor was in Lakeland, FL on October 26. Results: Kennadi Brink defeated Amber Gallows. Kyle O'Reilly defeated Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana). Alex Shelley & Jay White defeated The All-Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus)(w/Caprice Coleman). Hangman Page defeated Mark Briscoe. BJ Whitmer & Damian Martinez defeated Bull James & Mr. Wrestling 3. Jay Lethal defeated Kamaitachi. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara defeated Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali and Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu in a three-way tag team match. Bobby Fish defeated Jay Briscoe by DQ. Hangman Page defeated Bobby Fish and Jay Briscoe in a three-way match. Colt Cabana & Dalton Castle (w/Brandon & Brett) defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian). Adam Cole defeated Silas Young to retain the ROH World Heavyweight championship.
WWE NXT was in Ocala, FL on October 22. Results: Adrian Jaoude defeated Steve Cutler. Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) defeated Daria Berento. The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Miller). Gabriel Ealy (w/Uriel Ealy) defeated Mada. Wesley Blake defeated Elias Samson. Cedric Alexander defeated Patrick Clark. Ember Moon defeated Nikki Cross by DQ. Sanity (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe & Sawyer Fulton)(w/Nikki Cross) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura, Oney Lorcan & Rich Swann.
Ultimate Extreme Wrestling was in Rossville, GA on October 22. Results: Perfectly Wilde (Ron Davis & Nate Wilde) defeated The Centerfolds (Keith Arden & Luke Patterson). Joey Idol vs. Christian Garrett ended in a time limit draw. Menace defeated Johnny Viper. Omega Virus (Savin Roberts & Zach Malone) defeated Eli Thompson & The Machine in a hangman's match. The Sun Tanned Demons (Drew Game & Ray Fury) defeated Chase Jordan & Corey Dye to win the UEW Tag Team championship. Jason Hampton defeated Ryan House, who was subbing for an injured JD Rollins, in a ladder match to win the UEW Heritage championship. Ben Thrasher defeated Shane Daniels in a cage match to win the UEW Undisputed championship. After the match, Johnny Viper tried to cash in his championship match at anytime case but was attacked by the Sun Tanned Demons. The case was thrown into Shane Daniels, who then handed it to the special referee, Chase Jordan, who super kicked Ben Thrasher twice. Shane Daniels defeated Ben Thrasher to win the UEW Undisputed championship.
Ring of Honor was in Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 21 in front of a crowd of around 329. Results: Kennadi Brink defeated Rachael Ellering. The Cabinet (Caprice Coleman & Kenny King) defeated Leon St Giovanni & Shaheem Ali. Mark Briscoe defeated Frankie Kazarian. War Machine (Hanson & Ray Row) defeated Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu. Hangman Page defeated Dalton Castle (w/Brandon & Brett). Kyle O'Reilly defeated Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana), Jay White and Kamaitachi in a four corner survival match. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara defeated BJ Whitmer & Damian Martinez. Bobby Fish defeated Rhett Titus to retain the ROH World Television championship. Adam Cole defeated Bull James to retain the ROH World Heavyweight championship. Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal & Silas Young defeated Christopher Daniels, Colt Cabana & Jay Briscoe.
Hosts Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman talk with "Marvelous" Michael Stevens, one half of Beautiful Bald Besties, Georgia's Tag Team of Year and the booker of All-Star Wrestling Network, discuss a huge weekend for Georgia wrestling and the WWE earnings report. The shows starts at 7pm. Callers welcomed at 347-325-5735.
Championship Wrestling Association will be at the Cosme Beitia Salamo Coliseum in Catano, Puerto Rico on October 10. Advertised: "El Dueno de la Malicia" Noel Rodriguez vs. "La Mina de Oro" Dennis Rivera. "El Mas Que Lucha" Ryan Davis defends the CWA Intercontinental championship against Kenolly. "El Arbito" Ramon Rivera vs. "El Hombre de la Pegada" David Estilo. Bambino vs. "El Magnate Cubano" Rodrigo Garcia. "El Bastardo" John Slayer defends the CWA Puerto Rican championship against "El Futuro" Justin Dynamite. The Kings of the Night (Rocky Ocean & Empio) defends the CWA Tag Team championships in a fatal four way against Los Sorprendentes (Georgie Light & Gordy Light), The Hitman Squad (Shane Bradley & Ricky Style and La DinastiaRodriguez (Victor Rodriguez & Manuel Rodriguez. Bull Warrior defends the CWA Hardcore championship against Jack Xavier. Admission is free. Bell time is at 8:45 PM.
Coastal Championship Wrestling will be at Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, FL on October 29. Advertised: Rachael Ellering vs. Chelsea Durden. Also advertised are Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, The GOAT, Santos, Ricky Rush, The Droogs, Jimmy Jannetty, Mike Verna, Iron City Mauler. The venue is located at 7201 West Sample Road. Tickets are $20 front row, $15 rows 2-5 and $10 general admission. Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling will be at the DSCW Arena in Blue Ridge, GA on October 29. Advertised: Mickie Knuckles vs. Dementia D'Rose. Mad Man Pondo vs. Big Will. Johnny Rokk defends the DSCW Southern States championship against Torque in a title on a pole match. "The Ultimate Underdog" Ray Ray vs. Cyrus the Destroyer in a blindfold match. The Society (The Hatter & The Hare) vs. Cuzin Cletus & Chip Hazard in a tag team casket match. Casey Kage vs. Brian Rivers in a bull rope match. The venue is located at 1580 Appalachian Highway. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children under 12. Bell time is at 8:00 PM.
WWE NXT will be at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL on October 29. Advertised: Andrade "Cien" Almas, Buddy Murphy, Wesley Blake, Billie Kay, Mandy Rose. The venue is located at 8551 West Venable Street. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission. Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
Notes: This event was originally scheduled for October 7, but was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew. Tickets purchased for the October 7 event will be honored.
Viral Pro Wrestling will be at the Sweet Water Gym in Thomson, GA on October 29. Advertised: Fred Yehi vs. Owen Knight. Kiera Hogan vs. Ayzali. Odinson vs. Ken Lee. Sixx defends the VPW Heavyweight championship against Da Fireman in a casket match. Billy Brash & Joshua "Real" Cutshall vs. Hometown Misfits. The venue is located at 1742 Wrens Highway. Tickets are $13 front row, $10 floor, $7 general admission and free general admission for children under 6. Bell time is at 7:00 PM.
Ultimate Extreme Wrestling will be at the UEW Arena in Rossville, GA on October 29. The venue is located at 1784 Mack Smith Road. Tickets are $7 adults and $3 children. Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.
Renegade Championship Wrestling will be at the RCW Arena in Chatsworth, GA on October 29. Advertised: A Trick or Treat battle royal where the winner will receive two envelopes, one with a trick and one with a treat. The winner then opens one of the envelopes. Brent Banner & Josh Vaughn vs. Helter Skelter. Deon Mercer vs. Chris Ganser. Also advertised are "Bad Influence" Shane Williams, Alex Michaels, Big Red Adams, Michael Cross, Shawn Clark, Dallas n Digger, The SOB's. 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.
Mountain Championship Wrestling will be at the MCW Arena in Pikeville, TN on October 29. Advertised: Big Rig defends the MCW Heavyweight championship against Gunner. Shannon Hayes vs. Grand Moki. Big Heavy, David Knox & Brandon Justice vs. Russian Yeti, Knuckles & Chris Carlton. 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.
GIWA from the National Guard Armory in Milledgeville. Paid attendance was 317. The Freak defeated Vladimir the Russian in a Flag match... ...The Georgia Cowboy beat Twisted in a Texas bullrope match.. ...Johnny Camo defeated Mid-State champion Chris Nelms to win the title.. ..Tag Team champions KI Elite defeated Sean Nelson and The Freak.. ..Heavyweight champion Velvet Jones beat Big Andy. Sean Nelson attacked Jones after the match and challenged him for the championship on December 3rd.
“First Battle of New Atlanta” was almost everything Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment could have hoped for.
In Martin Stone vs. Zack Sabre Jr, AWE might very well have provided the state’s best technical match of a generation. If the company does nothing else, AWE gave Georgia wrestling this magnificent match.
They also drew their largest crowd ever in a killer venue. The product has never, ever presented this well. Check out the giant LED display above. Attendance at Opera Nightclub was 175 with including papering and “newbie” tickets offering a significant discount from the $25 regular price.
The show had a running time 3 hours and 45 minutes not counting the pre-show. The crowd hung there as AWE crowds always do. I am still of the opinion that going so long has a potential downside and no upside.
NWA New South Championship Wrestling will be at the New South Arena in Franklin, KY on October 28. Advertised: "Real Deal" Derek Neal vs. Teddy King. Damien Wayne vs. "The Headliner" Chris Michaels to determine the #1 contender for the NWA Southern Heavyweight championship. Monsters of Mayhem (Hammerjack & Monster Jernigan) defends the NWA Southern Tag Team championships against Vic the Bruiser & John Irons. Shiner Sutton & Rockso vs. Christian James & Justin Grandberry. Tom North vs. Arrick "The Dragon" Andrews. Drake Cassidy vs. Shawn Hurley. 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.
ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on October 28. Advertised: ProSouth Commissioner Brandon Collum defends the ProSouth Heavyweight championship against Big Tomb. The Trickster vs. Donnie Primetime in a casket match. "The Wretched" Trever Aeon defends the ProSouth All-Out championship against a mystery opponent in an open challenge. Brandon Collum vs. "Last Hero" Ace Haven (w/Amy Haven). Tenure ("Alpha Wolf" Steven Michaels & "Young Gun" Jed Johnson) defends the ProSouth Tag Team championships against "Eye of Providence" Shean Christopher & B-What. Also announced is Cabana Dan Man. The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue. Tickets are $12 ringside and $10 general admission. Doors open 6:00 PM for advance ticket holders and the pre-show starts at 6:30. Doors open at 7:00 for everyone else and the main show starts at 7:30.
WWE NXT will be at the Maxwell Snyder Armory in Jacksonville, FL on October 28. The venue is located at 9900 Normandy Boulevard. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission. Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
WWE NXT will be at the Citrus Springs Community Center in Citrus Springs, FL on October 27. Advertised: Andrade "Cien" Almas, Buddy Murphy, Wesley Blake, Billie Kay, Mandy Rose. The venue is located at 1570 West Citrus Springs Boulevard. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission. Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
American Combat Wrestling will be at the Gulf View Event Center in Port Richey, FL on October 27. The venue is located at 9409 US Highway 19. Tickets are $10 VIP, $8 ringside and $5 general admission. Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 7:30.
Notes: There will be a free pre-show Halloween party from 5:00 to 6:30.
"Dead Man Walking" results from Nowell Rec Center. Attendance 175 and as loud as I've seen.
Show started with the announcement that due to scheduling conflicts, Logan Creed and Odinson had been stripped of the Southern Fried Tag Titles. A one night, 8 team tournament will be held on November 19 to crown new champs.
(1) Brian Kane over "Canada's Greatest" Carter Mason by pinfall.
(2) Adrian Hawkins by pinfall over Joey Lynch.
(3) Justin Legend over Drew Blood by pinfall to double up on the $500 challenge and win $1000. Legend was attacked by Blood who stole the money.
Let hosts Brother Joe, John "Stoney" Cannon & Stevie Jay take you back to yesteryear with such great classic matches as
-The Midnight Express ("Beautiful" Bobby Eaton & "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey) defended the Mid-South Tag Team championships against the Rock & Roll Express (Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton) from Mid-South 1984
-CM Punk vs. AJ Styles from IWA Mid-South 2004
-GCW clips from various GCW events in 1979
-Bill Watts, Terry Taylor & Jim Duggan vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael PS Hayes, "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin & Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy) from UWF 1986
-John Skyler & Brad Attitude vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows from WrestleMerica 2015
Like my Chicago Cubs, Why We Wrestle came through in the clutch.
Not only was “Fright Night: Last House on the Left” the best show in the company’s short history, it was held in front of the largest, loudest crowd they’ve ever drawn.
With 140 in the building, The Church was rocking like it hasn’t rocked in a long time. Fright Night hearkened back to the great big shows of the past. Almost every match had sustained heat with constant chants for the babyfaces. There were many new faces in the crowd and more young women than I’ve seen there in years.
WWW gave them a great show. Dan Wilson’s heat booking is working to perfection. The heels brought home the bacon in all of the key matches with one major exception. The babyfaces got screwed every which way with a surprising turn and a shocking return in the mix.
Slim J and Kevin Blue put on a remarkable TLC match. The Triple Crown title match (Gunner Miller vs. Stryk Nyn) was a war.
The heated feud that carried WWW through some awfully lean times over the last year came to a fitting conclusion with a violent bloodbath inside a steel cage.