Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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From Stephen Platinum:
Division Pro Wrestling put on its fourth show and lived up to many of the expectations that I had. As someone who covers a variety of different shows from Deathmatch to events with wrestling as the garnish to all point in between, I was intrigued by the viewpoint of Division Pro Wrestling. The aptly named group has four divisions – heavyweight, middleweight, lightweight and a women’s division. The open the card with weigh-ins where they generate angles and varying levels of heat. Are the matches going to be between hated rivals? A contest of sport? You get the flavor right at the beginning of the show. And I have to say, it is an incredibly effective device.
I was up to speed on this, my first Division Pro show, after the weigh-ins. The crowd at Lebron's Sportsplex (which worried me at first…they went from 35 to about 50 ten minutes before bell time. Then they were at just under 100 when we got started! Oh, that late arriving crowd that any wrestling promoter loves to see but give you all the grey hairs. Division ran eight matches on this night, which seemed to follow a simple and reliable routine – one match per division that would be contender’s matches, and each one of the division titles were defended (or established in the case of the Lightweight Division).
The wrestlers on the show ranged from the established (Amber Nova) to ones that I had seen before (from the BRAWL USA show) to ones I had never seen before. I was with my kids, and they made it through the whole show. That sounds like a backhanded compliment, but it is the opposite. It’s a testament to the steadily improving matches, and the angles that were set up during the weigh-ins paying off.
Let me end the introduction this way: J Bryan Miles is the captain of this ship and was hustling and working – seeing him do everything from re-arrange the chairs, to talking with each person making sure stuff was going well to making sure the end of the show worked performance wise…there’s little doubt that he is doing everything is his power to make Division Pro Wrestling work. I would imagine he has the respect and attention of the entire locker room and beyond. I did a little research (mostly to see what form his name actually was) and stumbled upon this article highlighting the debut of Division Pro Wrestling…years ago. Look at who was ON that show! While that is impressive, I think their current model will suit them much more business-wise.
Monday, July 26, 2021
"Expect Everything" results from the Carrabus Arena in Concord, NC on July 24 with 485 paid attendance.
Wheeler Yuta defeated Alexander Moss with a cradle pin in 9:36; Savannah Evans pinned Dani Jordyn with a full nelson slam to retain the Pure Division Championship in 6:37. Former champion Suge D addressed Evans via video after the match; Ethan Case pinned Owen Knight after a pop punch to the skull in 10:26; The Heatseekers (Sigmon & Elliott Russell) defeated The Besties (Davey Vega & Matt Fitchett) to retain the PWX tag title in 14:11 when Sigmon pinned Vega with a diving headbutt; Chip Day defeated Davey Richards in 18:04. Day kicked out of a brainbuster and reversed an ankle lock to get the pin. Awesome match. Richards pronounced Day as the new king and departed. Day put the PWX fans over for their support; Fred Yehi defeated iTV Champion Lucky Ali via referee stoppage at. 14:39 after a Yehi shoulder tackle knocked Ali off the apron and through a table: Post-match - Yehi dragged Ali back into the ring and applied the Koji Clutch; Ethan Page pinned JD Drake in 11:29 with a roll up using the tights after Drake came up empty on a moonsault; John Davis defeated Champion TJ Boss and Montana Black in a triple threat to capture the PWX Championship in 23:09. Black scored close near falls on Boss and Davis with the sick kick. Boss appeared to have the match won after a Last Ride powerbomb on Black but Davis nailed the champion with a shining wizard to take the title.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Results from the Royston Gym with attendance of 81. Jeremy Vain pinned Revolution; Stevie Ray Frost beat Red Ninja; James Boulevard (with Jonathan Feltner) pinned Stacey Sikes (with Bootleg Dave; Stryknyn pinned Zachary Blane; Dynamic Dexter beat Caleb Crocker to become the new North Georgia Champion.
200 people came out to Got 2b Rollin Event Center in Buckhead Georgia for an exciting night of GCW action. Leatherface & Mizery defeated Hardcore Brooks & Sweet Daddy; Big Smash pinned Big Andy 100 Proof; (Nelms Bros) defeated TRL to retain the Georgia Tag Team Championship; Former WCW/nWo superstar Buff Bagwell greeted fans, posing for photos & signing autographs at intermission; Jarrod Michaels beat Swole; Charlie Anarchy defeated Sean Nelson in the 2 out of 3 falls count anywhere match;
Shawn Hunter upset Terry Lawler to become new GCW Georgia Heavyweight Championship. Hunter attacked and bloodied Lawler with the title just before the bell to steal the first fall. Lawler rallied back to score the second fall. When Lawler had the upper hand burning the third fall, The Nelms Bros & Jarrod Michaels attacked Lawler, only to be saved by Buff Bagwell! Lawler applied a sleeper hold, however his shoulders were on the mat and the ref made the count to award the title to Hunter who was covering Lawler during the sleeper hold!
Legendary referee Charlie Smith, former promoter Phil Hefner and IWN promoter DeWayne Bell were in attendance. Referees for the evening were Mike Jones & Matthew Ford. On Friday Aug 13, GCW & Cell 13: Reformatory present a special Friday the 13th Fright Night featuring Wrestling, meet & greets, Lazer tag & Friday the 13th movies at old Putnam State Prison in Eatonton. GCW returns to Got 2b Rollin Event Center in Buckhead on Saturday Aug 28.
Results from the KLT Arena in Rome on July 24 with attendance of 434.
Cornelius Pepperbottom defeated John Bivins by pinfall. Post match, The Peachtree Mafia came to the ring in attempt to bribe Pepperbottom to join the Mafia. After Pepperbottom denied the money, Mike Golden brought a young lady to the ring who tried to lure Pepperbottom with her body and eyes. She smacked his butt and he jumped 5 feet in the air. Zach Mosley and Candy Cannoli interrupted and told The Mafia that they can’t bribe Pepperbottom with no ugly troll and that needed to get back to the nursing home and take that hussy back to the street corner they found her on. Pepperbottom told the Mafia to keep the words Exotic Youth out their mouths and they exited.
Jonny Kaos defeated Parker Stevens by pinfall in a hard fought contest.
Big Dog and Plowboy fought to a double disqualification when the referee lost control of the acotion and the fight went off the rails. They brawled all around the ring until security had to pull them apart. The blood feud between these two continues.
Reality Check (Zero & Rudeboy) (C) defeated Supreme Kings (Jordan Kingsley & Roma Miller) by pinfall to retain the KLT Tag Team Championship with Robert Gibson as special guest referee. Fast paced match with a lot of shenanigans from the kings which didn’t please Gibson. Towards the end of the match a brawl ensued in which referee Robert Gibson had to restore order by swiftly placing his fist right between Kingsley’s eyes for getting in his face. Zero took advantage and pinned Kingsley for the win. Reality Check and Gibson celebrated together in a feel good moment.
Zach Mosley (C) (with Candy Cannoli) defeated Major Havoc (with Todd Zane) by armbar submission to retain the KLT Championship. Post match, The Peachtree Mafia hit the ring and Mosley fired up, but the numbers were too much. Stu Valentine pummeled Mosley and laid him out with a spine buster before Plowboy, Pepperbottom, and Ricky Wiggins broke it up and sent the Mafia running for the hills.
The lights went out. The hood appeared and threatened to destroy KLT, and everyone close to Ricky to end the show.
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In an elegant piece of business, Kaution cashed in his coveted golden ticket and went on to defeat champion Jacob Ashworth and former champion Shane Marx.
Proc Johnston retained the TV title over Joe Black in what was likely the best singles match of his career. Wrestling Black has a tendency to raise an opponent's game.
Ben Buchanan said goodbye to the Landmark Arena. In an all's well that end's well conclusion, Ben turned out to be the good guy fans sensed he was all along and mended fences with father Bull.
All-American Anarchy was a show that built almost perfectly from beginning to end almost like few wrestling show do. It peaked at the end of the first half with Ben's emotional farewell, and again at the end of the night when Kaution captured Anarchy's biggest prize.
The storyline wizardry Anarchy's creative was able achieve with just six matches was impressive. There's a fair amount of smoke and mirror involved in milking as much out the current roster as Anarchy is getting. They have the right man for the job. Booker Matt Hankins is slightly familiar with that situation from PCW.
I was skeptical of the once per month format Anarchy management settled into post-pandemic but they've made a believer out of me. The shows have been really good (except for that Hardcore Hell thing). Anarchy is sustaining momentum and they're drawing hot crowds.
Attendance at the Landmark Arena was 150, same as last month. It was an unusually late arriving crowd for Cornelia. I counted 115 at bell time.
Welcome to the Doghouse -- PCW’s Tag Team Season continues with a tag team gauntlet match. Lamar Diggs will confront PCW Champion Brian Blaze over the series of attacks that Blaze has orchestrated against Diggs. Duncan Mitchell will go after ERC’s Dealer’s Choice Championship in a Dog Collar match and The House of ButcHer looks to continue to wreck havoc across PCW.
I counted the crowd at the What A Deal building right at 60, plus 10 from last month.
David Manders and Alan Angels were in attendance.
Johnny Danger will be doing the live commentary. Darryl Hall, Paul E., and Jynyffyr Wynn will do your referees
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Here's what went down at the go home show for Mad City Mayhem, a show I am now jonesing to see.
As any ProSouth fan comes to know, expect the unexpected. This was about as far from your run-of-the-mill go home show as it gets. Yes, it drove home the key points of the major show but with interesting adjustments and additions. New story directions were unveiled.
Over the last couple of months, the ProSouth product has improved dramatically in just about every respect.
As good a year as 2020 was for this company, the current hot streak is better. The production problems are gone. They have a crowd that makes noise. The storytelling has been fabulous. And the show has more starpower (Ben Buchanan and Joe Black on this episode).
Noah Howell was joined on color commentary by Tony Midas, subbing for Shane Noles. Oddly enough, they never actually ran down the card for Mad City Mayhem. The referees were Justin Patterson and James Dewberry.
Anarchy Wrestling tonight in at the Lamdmark Arena with a bell time of 8pm. Jacob Ashworth defends the Anarchy Heavyweight Championship vs. former champion Shane Marx (with Matt Hankins); Proc Johnston (c) vs. Joe Black for the Anarchy TV title; Dany Only vs. Jay 2Strong in a strap match; Ben Buchanan vs. Sal Rinauro and much more.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
From Scott Hensley:
Puerto Rican, Southeastern and Lucha Libre News: Florida Championship Wrestling, Remembering NRW, The S.A.T.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tim Blackmon comes out and says that everyone is sick of OverKill always trying to take over the show. He then stated that tonight will be a #1 Contenders match and that David Ali is the New Age Title Holder and he wont be getting any shot at the IWE Championship as long as he is the owner of IWE. Ali then asked about Carlie Bravo or Outlandish Zicky Dice. The fan erupted with Boos of disapproval. Blackmon then said he feels their is one person that deserves that shot and was cheated out of it and announced that noone from OverKill would get a shot and said that tonight would be Hammerstone vs Sean Legacy for the #1 Contender for the IWE Championship. The crowd went crazy. Ali then told Tim to look him in the eye, and said, “you think you run this show but we are gonna show you that you don't and who really runs the show.”
Tonight's guests on the Tipping will be Ugly Duckling and consummate road warrior Rob Killjoy and Carlie Bravo, who has AEW Dark on his resume and is a member of Georgia hot new faction Overkill. The hosts will be Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman. The show goes live at 7 pm.
Monday, July 19, 2021
GIPW is getting to be a not-so-guilty-habit show to attend; it’s on a Sunday, the show has an early start time so you can get home at a decent time to get some sleep for the work week, and the quality of the matches continues to improve. Of the three matches that were advertised, the Championship tag match of The Exotic Youth and Wright Way to Skrillaville holds the most interest to me. GIPW will be on Fite TV to be broadcasted later. Cliff McDonald is your ring announcer. Maestro and The Ultimate Pusher, Tyreke will be on video commentary. The referees are Mike and Sweeper. I counted 87 +/- people watching.
Southern Strong Style (Proc the Croc and Jay 2Strong) vs. Luke Stone and Brandon Whatley.
This looks to be a face/face match, might change as the match goes on. 2Strong and Whatley catch each other’s leg for a brief Mexican Standoff. Stone and Whatley isolate 2Strong in the early going. Proc tags in and gator rolls Stone. A double suplex on Stone for a near fall. SSS has Stone isolated and get a near fall off of a double team. Stone makes the hot tag to Whatley and he kicks away at 2Strong. Proc lariats Whatley, Stone spears Proc and everyone’s down. Stone targeting 2Strong, but 2Strong catches him and plants him for a near fall. Austin Towers’ music plays and everyone’s looking at the entrance way. Towers is out and is slowly making his way to the ring. Towers grabs stone and yanks him out of the ring and tosses him through several rows of chairs. 2Strong gets choke slammed and Proc gets the Kobiya kick. Whatley gets choked slammed for good measure as well. Ref Sweeper throws out the match at 10:55.
Thoughts: An enjoyable match that ended with both teams remaining face. It never hurts to remind people what Towers is capable of.
From Wrestling United:
Wrestling United results from the Heard County Recreation Complex in Franklin with attendance of 110 Trey Shaw defeated Cornelius Pepperbottom; Chris Ganz defeated Duncan Mitchell; Big Xann defeated Frankie Valentine by DQ due to Lamar Diggs; Dem West GA Boyz (Sean Nelson & Josh Storm) defeated Exotic Youth (Zach Mosley & Bryce Cannon); Lamar Phillips and Alex Kane ended in a double count out.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
(1) Trever Aeon defeated Orion Bishop and Brian Blaze (with Matthew Hankins) to retain the PWA No Limits Championship in 10 minutes on the nose. Aeon beat Blaze for the title in March and went to draw with Bishop at the May show. Triple threats are not my cup of tea for title matches. That said, this was a well laid out three way. This was a good match hampered by slippery condition caused by all the sweating in the heat. Early on, it was the Orion Bishop show and he put on a good one. After big moves by all three, they did a tower of doom that left all three down. Blaze gave Bishop a low blow as went for a powerbomb. Aeon hit the Gothplex on Blaze and pinned him with the Scarmaker.
(2) Marko's $1000 Stimulus Money Challenge: Marko Wicker and Romeo Vezerian went to a 10 minute draw. The crowd was really into the match and Romeo as a babyface. It probably helped that Romeo teased using the money to make concessions free if he won. Gotta say I miss him singing the French national anthem as a heel. Romeo told the fans this was his first match in 15 months (a shoot as he has been out of the country). As they neared the end of the 10 minute time limit, Romeo got a succession of closer near falls building to the headlock driver. The bell rang before referee Santiago's count reached three. Marko gleefully escaped with his money.
(3) Violent Gentlemen (Charles Zanders & Scott Morgan with Shane Mako & Katie Gannon) defeated Southern Strong Styles (Proc Johnston & Jay 2Strong) and All Star Special (Huckaby & Hold My Beer Hanson) and Shane Noles & Dawon Kimbrell and Trey Shaw & Brother Azriel in a gauntlet match to win the ProSouth tag titles (27:55). SSS and All-Star Special started. All-Star Special came out to "Friends in Low Places" and brought their own streamers. Hanson and SSS know each other well The punishment Hanson took from them looked realistic. 2Strong used a dizzying airplane spin. Huck took the hot tag and pinned Croc with an assisted sunset flip at 3:58. Shaw & Azriel were next. Hanson's beer nuts failed to connect as did Huck's cannonball. Huck and Hanson were counted out at 9:20. Noles & Kimbrell were next. Kimbrell is a gem from Alabama who is relatively unknown in Georgia. He had his newly won New Era Open title with him. Nice. His abs are unreal. Kimbrell whipped Shaw into a Noles clothesline at 16:43. Violent Gentlemen was the final team in the gauntlet. Noles had Zanders beaten with a piledriver when Mako blinded referee Lewis Santiago. Morgan took a chair to Noles. Kimbrell rescued Noles for a big pop...then turned on him by Pillmanizing his arm. Noles was in agony as Zanders pinned him.
Postmatch - Ringleader Mako said this was all Noles' fault for not giving him the recognition he deserved. Mako offered Noles a chance to answer on the mic. Noles was covered in a mass of sweaty streamers as he crawled to reach the mic. He never got there. Violent Gentlemen locked him in double submission while Kimbrell drove a chair into him.
Kimbrell's turn and the subsequent attack on Noles was wonderfully sick stuff. Noles sold the beating as if he had been crippled and cried out in pain as he was helped out of the ring. On the whole, a little less of this match would have been more given the conditions and the length of the show.
(4) Jason Boyd defeated Matthew Hankins in 2:15. The stipulation was Boyd was out as ring announcer if he lost the match. Announcer Eddie Layne explained that the animosity between Hankins led to Hankins attacking Boyd two months ago and Boyd challenging Hankins to a match. Hankins belittled Boyd and received the crowd hate he deserved. The crowd clearly going to be rooting for Boyd with everything they had. Hankins threw powder in Boyd's eyes before the bell. The match was just what it should have been. Boyd scored two single leg takedowns (wrestled amateur in his youth), knocked Hankins down with a punch in the face and pinned him with a stunner.
Bagwell was helped into the ring for photo ops with the fans during the intermission. His right knee was heavily braced and was limited to hobbling movement. I thought no way he's doing a match. Kimbrell and Mako jumped him. Romeo hit the ring with a chair to drive Mako and Kimbrell off.
(5) Dawson Kimbrell & Shane Mako (with Katie Gannon) defeated Buff Bagwell & Romeo Vezerian in 9:18. I feared this would be a sad spectacle. That is not at all what occurred. For a guy struggling to walk, Bagwell was in longer and did a lot more than he had any right to. It became clear Bagwell was going gut this thing out, fight through the pain and perform to the best of his abilities no matter what. Everyone in the match worked together to make that happen and the fans were totally supportive. Buff took the hot tag. He was immobile. The crowd popped as Kimbrell and Mako were literally running into his clotheslines. Buff was distracted by the presence of the amazingly well endowed Katie Gannon standing on the apron as Mako slowly crept in to schoolboy Bagwell for the three count.
The crowd applauded Bagwell after the match. Romeo broke out the Buff is the stuff moves and the double biceps. Bagwell was totally entertained.
(6) Geter pinned Austin Towers in a no DQ-no time limit match at 10:10. The back story was Towers showed up at Peachstate as Ace's partner and immediately turned on him to help Undeniable but has not been back to deal with Geter. The the crowd was hot for it, not quite as insanely heated as their stuff at Anarchy has been. It was the stiff brawl you would expect. They beat the hell out of each other with chops. The move of the match was Geter's overhead belly to belly suplex on the 7 foot giant. On the outside, Towers crumbled Geter with a pair of low blows and did a number on him with a steel chair. Back inside, Towers missed with the Kobeya kick, and Geter leveled Towers with a lariat to beat him clean in the middle of the ring.
I guess this feud is over here for now and will continue on elsewhere. Geter and Towers have wrestled each other eight times with two clean wins apiece, the rest have been inconclusive finishes.
Layne reintroduced Boyd as Peachstate's ring announcer for the main event. The crowd greeted him with welcome befitting a conquering hero.
(7) Ace Haven (with Amy Haven) defeated Shane Marx (with Matt Hankins) to win the Peachstate Heritage Championship in 20:09. Both managers were ejected in the opening minutes. Referee Darryl Hall ejected Amy for throwing her shoe at Hankins. Hall caught Hankins trying to use said shoe on Ace. Hall's wind up and pitch when he ejected Hankins was tremendous and got one of the biggest pops of the night. Ace hit a pescado and took it to the champion outside the ring. Hall could have counted them out. Hall instead said they had to finish this match in the ring. Back inside, Marx immediately planted Ace with a Rockbottom to turn the match around. Marx kept cutting Ace off. Ace's punches had nothing behind them. Ace tried for the Endgame (pedigree). Marx countered with a backdrop that sent Ace careening over the top rope to the floor. A push up dropick was the spark for Ace's comeback. Marx rolled through on Ace's high crossbody and hit the death valley driver but Ace kicked out. Marx set for the brainbuster DDT. Ace countered with an Ace cutter, then hit a springboard cutter to win the title. They had the crowd and built to a satisfying and dramatic finish.
Ace called for family, friends and fans to join him in the ring. The babyface wrestlers emerged from the dressing room to join in the celebration. It was quite a scene.
Ace cut an impromptu promo that was stuff great babyfaces are made of. He referenced his long journey gain the title (as one of Peachstate's longest tenured wrestlers, Ace had held the No Limits title and one half of the tag titles but never the big prize) and said Amy had been beside him through all of it. To the fans: "you did as much as I did and kept Peachstate wrestling alive." Noles was moved to tears. The fans responded with a "thank you Ace" chant.
As the celebration was winding down, Joe Black appeared in the aisle to take a long hard look at Ace.
NOTES: Peachstate return to Church Without Walls on August 21...During his tribute to Orndorff, Noles said he used the piledriver as his finisher because of Orndorff's influence on him....Gannon came in from Knoxville where she is training under Tom Prichard and is getting ready for her inring debut.
All the SFCW titles are on the line for tonight’s show along with the Anarchy Championship. SFCW is setting up the road for Ultimate Battleground. There will be other matches on the show that highlight that upcoming show and others to introduce the crowd of 250+/- to some new talent.
Rick Richards and John “The Body” Johnson will switch out on ring announcer duties. Adam Vance will be on video commentary. Ken Todd, Radar Martin, and David Weakley are your referees.
Stryk Nyn’s is set up in the ring with a chair, looks like something is afoot with that, but he vacates the ring to allow John Johnson the opportunity to bring out David Manders and Bill Behrens. Manders comes out wielding a kendo stick. JJ gives the mic to Manders. Manders and Behrens do tribute to Mr. Wonderful, Paul Orndorff, listing his contributions to Georgia wrestling. A ten bell salute with a moment of silence follows. Bill then sings “God Bless America” to officially open the show.
Styk’s back in the ring and interrupts JJ. Stryk says that he doesn’t have a match tonight and wants a victim. Todd Sexton comes out, tells Stryk to stop bitching and moaning. Stryk reminds Sexton that he does want he wants, when he wants to and insults Sexton’s manhood. Sexton’s brings out Billy Buck and offers that match with Buck if Stryk puts up his spot in the Ultimate Battleground, Stryk accepts and we have the match.
Episode 555 was the meat and potatoes show in so far as putting
things in place for Mad City Mayhem on July 30.
Najasism and Nick Halen squared off in match four of their best of seven series and it was another barnburner.
Cameron Keast cut the promo of his life on Austin Towers. The talking on this show was exceptionally strong overall.
And for better or worse, the creature from the black lagoon returned...
Noah Howell was joined in the announce booth by Keast and he was on fire as the color commentator, full on heel at times and serious analyst at others, depending on what the situation dictated. James Dewberry was referee for all five match and was as sharp as tacks. Did someone else write this paragraph?
Saturday, July 17, 2021
From Larry Goodman:
Wrestling United returns to the Heard County Recreation Complex in Franklin tonight with a 7 pm bell time featuring Alex Kane (c) vs. Lamar Phillips for the Wrestling United Championship; In the first International Tag Team Tournament match: Dem West GA Boyz (Sean Nelson & Josh Storm) vs. Exotic Youth (Zach Mosley & Bryce Cannon with Candy Cannoli I hope); Cornelius Pepperbottom vs. Trey Shaw ; Chris Ganz vs. Duncan Mitchell; Talon Oxyn (with Taliaferro) vs. Frankie Valentine (with Tweety) and more.
Southern Fried presents Title Fight Nights tonight at the Walton County Boys and Girls Club Gym in Monroe with a bell time of 7 pm. All titles will be on the line. SFCW Champion Mikael Judas (with Todd Sexton) vs. Tetchi Makuji (with Dr. Joseph Brock); Classics Champion CT Keys vs. Marv; SFCW Tag Team Champions Happy Madness (Sal Rinauro & Sonny Daze) vs. The Approved (Adrian Hawkins & Bobby Moore with Kelly Sexton); Anarchy Champion Jacob Ashworth vs. Xavier Reyes; Nick Halen vs. Marcus Kross and more.
Friday, July 16, 2021
From Stephen Platinum:
Thursday, July 15, 2021
From Larry Goodman:
Peachstate Wrestling Alliance celebrates their 13th anniversary Saturday night in Carrollton at the Church Without Walls Gym. Special guests Raven and Buff Bagwell will be doing a meet and greet at 6 pm. This will be Raven's first live event since the pandemic. Bell time is 7:15 with the following: Peachstate Heritage Title Match: Shane Marx (c) with Matt Hankins vs. Ace Haven (with Amy Haven); No Limits Champion Trever Aeon defends his title in triple threat vs. Orion Bishop and Brian Blaze; Geter vs. Austin Towers; Buff Bagwell vs. Shane Mako; Marko's Stimulus Money Challenge vs ???; Tag Team Gauntlet Match for the PWA tag titles: All Star Special (Mr. Huckaby & Hold My Beer Hanson), Southern Strong Style (Proc Johnston & Jay 2Strong), Violent Gentleman (Charles Zanders & Scott Morgan), Shane Noles & Dawson Kimbrell and Trey Shaw & Brother Azriel are entered in the gauntlet PLUS ring announcer Jason Boyd puts his job on the line vs. Matt Hankins, the man that bullied him for two years. For tickets call 770-328-1162 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
This show is bringing the BIG FIGHT feel to Augusta Ga. This show is sure to make a statement in IWE's claim to be recognized with the top promotions in the state of Georgia.
Sean Legacy and Josh Magnum Contract Signing for September Show
These two have been feuding for well over a year. They were continuously getting involved in each other's matches. Last show owner Timothy Blackmon forced the Two to tag together in a match and that ended with them beating the hell out of each other. Finally they get an opportunity to settle the score at the September IWE show. There will be a contract signing where they will learn the stipulations of the match to put an end to this war that has been raging. Can these two get through the contract signing peacefully or will there be the usual chaos that has happened every time they are in the same building together.
Owen Knight vs Skrilla the Great
These two men are both trying to state the claim as being the most underrated wrestlers in the state of Georgia. With Owen Knight continuously making a name for himself anywhere he works. Then Skrilla coming out of nowhere and making a name for himself as a possible frontrunner for most improved in my opinion. These two will have a sure banger of a match. They have very similar backgrounds and fighting styles and i feel this match could easily be a match to turn heads and really make a big explosion.
The Ugly Ducklings w/ White Mike (c) vs Viva Las Amish vs The Rapture IWE Tag Team Championship Match
Viva Las Amish and The Rapture both make their debuts at IWE. The Ugly Ducklings have proved several times why they are the team holding the IWE Tag Team Championships. After coming off a huge title defence against Exotic Youth, will the Ducks be able to take on this challenge of defending against 2 different tag teams and continue to fly high as the top tag team in IWE?
Dani Jordyn vs Vertvixen IWE Women's Title Match
Dani Jordyn is coming off a big show in May where she won the IWE Women's Championship. Since then she has taken great pride in being the IWE Womens Champion posting her daily pictures of her holding the title. She has a challenge with fellow AEW Dark opponent Vertvixen. Will Dani continue her reign and keep posting her daily pics on social media or will Vertvixen put a stop to it?
Logan Creed vs Zicky Dice
Logan and Zicky will for sure be a huge matchup. Will Logan unleash the heathen and dominate in this match or will he have to worry about the terror that Zicky and Overkill have been putting out across IWE
Ben Buchanan vs #5
This match is sure to be a great one. Ben has been doing some amazing work across the Georgia independent scene. Will he be able to get past the challenge that is AEW Dark Orders #5? Alan Angels #5 has been tearing it up on AEW as well as his known work in the past in the Indies. Who will come out on top and continue momentum moving forward?
David Ali and Carlie Bravo vs Ashton Starr and AC Mack
This is a tag match putting together top talent in the state of Georgia. Will Ashton and Mack be able to work together to take down the Overkill members Ali and Bravo. Here lately Overkill has put pure destruction to everyone they have been in the ring with. Will Overkill continue their mission in trying to take over IWE and save everyone in their path?
O’Shay Edwards (c) vs Hammerstone IWE Championship Match Special Guest Referee - Former WCW Referee Nick Patrick
Coming off of a huge win over Billy Brash to win the IWE Heavyweight Championship, OShay meets a huge opponent facing MLW’s Hammerstone in his first title defence. This match brings the big money match feel and to make it even bigger IWE Management are bringing in former WCW Referee Nick Patrick to call this match. This is going to be one for the ages. Ticket Info Front Row SOLD OUT Advance Tickets Available at https://iweonlinetix.ticketleap.com/hammerstonevsoshay/ General Admission - $10 Family 4 packs - $30 Ticket Prices at the Gate General Admission - $13
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
From Rob Brodhecker:
WGW break out an updated seating configuration and have actual metal barricades now. Four matches were advertised on the poster with other names mentioned. The main event of the evening will be Frankie Valentine facing Lamar Phillips inside of a steel cage for the WGW Heavyweight Championship.
Darryl Hall and Ryan “Butterbean” Harmon will be your referees. WGW Commish, Scott East will handle ring announcing duties tonight. The crowd count is at 160+/- small children.
Chris Lightning with Chris Ganz vs. Sean Nelson
Lightning is heeling it up tonight against the perennial fan favorite, Nelson. Ganz interrupts a Nelson pin attempts on Lightning, allowing Lightning to roll Nelson up for the win at 5:57.
Thoughts: Standard opener.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
From Larry Goodman:
If All American Bash had not turned out to be a good show, it would not have been for lack of in ring talent.
The card was as stacked as any WrestleMerica show has ever been.
And the show produced. Every match had a clear heel/babyface dynamic and got the crowd involved. It delivered above and beyond what was advertised.
The Bash was designed to advance stories rather than pay them off and it worked beautifully on that level. The latter half of the card in particular was heat booking 101.
Attendance at the Academy Gym was 200, not too shabby, but not as good as WrestleMerica has done at some of their shows this year.
Matchmaker/ring announcer Ben Masters opened with a tribute to legendary referee Mac McMurray, who passed away on June 30 at the age of 78. McMurray was fixture at WrestleMerica serving as timekeeper. He would make the five hour drive from Tennessee for every show. A 10 bell salute followed with fellow legend Charlie Smith, age 91, ringing the bell. It was a touching moment.
Masters announced that the Koloff-Pain title match would be for the newly unified WrestleMerica/Continental Championship Wrestling title. WrestleMerica promoter Dennis Gale runs shows in Dothan under the CCW banner.
Ryan North came to the ring serenaded by a "weasel" chant. Masters wanted to know what was up with "Queen" Simon Sermon who was MIA. North said he hadn't been able reach Sermon either. A fan suggested maybe Sermon was in Villa Rica with Chic Donovan.
From Rob Brodhecker:
The saying of “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get” gets updated at PCW to “Life is like a bowl of gumbo; you don’t know what’s in it, but it’s better for your palette.” The by the seat of his pants booking of Matt Hankins, with some over arching storylines, lead to scenarios where sometimes you wonder what the hell just happened but you were happy to have seen it.
The only match that I know for certain that will happen is Match 3 of the best of 7 series of matches between Najasism and Nick Halen. Any other matches will be a surprise to everyone in attendance, and that looks to be about a 7/9ths full house of about 50 people. Darryl Hall, Paul E. and Ritchie Cabezas will be your referees
Johnny Danger and Eric Adamz start the show and will do the in house commentary. The House of ButcHer members Triston Michaels, Nathaniel Vanderbilt, and Rose Gold come to the ring. Michaels intros Vanderbilt and Gold as the winners of the tag season. They will face the War horses
Saturday, July 10, 2021
WrestleMerica presents All-American Bash tonight at the Academy Gym in Barnesville featuring one of their best talent lineups of the year.
Pain (c) vs. Neal Koloff (with Aleksandr Koloff) for the Wrestlemerica Championship - no DQ; Mikael Judas vs. David Ali; Fry Daddy vs. Shane Marx (with Matt Hankins); Dani Jordyn vs. Dream Girl Ellie; Brian Blaze (with Matt Hankins) vs. J Rod; Blanco Loco vs. Spi-ral; and Michael Stevens vs. Sal Rinauro. Bell time is 7:30 pm.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
I did a top 10 list at the end of the first quarter of the year. Here's how things stand at the midpoint of 2021. My bias is towards wrestlers positioned at or near the top of the card by multiple promotions. I am excluding wrestlers who live outside the state that essentially wrestle for one promotion in Georgia (Arik Royal and Darius Lockhart being prime examples).
1. David Ali
2. Mikael Judas
3. Logan Creed
4. Alex Kane
5. Ben Buchanan
Puerto Rican, Southeastern and Lucha Libre News: Championship Wrestling from Florida, Mucha Lucha Atlanta and More
Tonight's edition of the Tipping will feature an interview with one of the most underappreciated wrestlers in Georgia, Owen Knight, plus Stephen Platinum, Larry Goodman and GWH reporter Rob Brodhecker give their picks of the top contenders for the Georgia wrestling awards at the halfway point of the year. The show goes live at 7 pm.