Luke Gallows and Iceberg defeated Andy Anderson and Tyson Dean to win the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship at the May 23 NWA Atlanta event in Locust Grove. Anderson interfered on Dean's behalf in his singles match with Gallows so matchmaker Rick Michaels made it a tag match with the titles on the line.
Here's the announced lineups for the first four Global Force Wrestling events. I can't see these shows drawing much of a crowd. Scott Hall was originally announced for Jackson, MS and Bowling Green but was removed from the GFW roster page after an incident in which he was reportedly kicked out a wrestling appearance in New Jersey for being drunk.
6/12 in Jackson, TN at The Ballpark at Jackson:
*Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. The New Heavenly Bodies.
*Sonjay Dutt vs. Jamin Olivencia.
*Chris Adonis (Masters) vs. Dustin Starr.
*The Tate Twins, Brent and Brandon Tate vs. The Best Friends, Chuck Taylor & Trent Baretta.
*Lei’D Tapa vs. Thea Trinidad.
*George T. Murdoch (Tyrus aka Brodus Clay) vs. Moose.
Masters of Ring Entertainment was in Wilmington, NC on May 23 for the Lasting
Legacy: A Tribute to Women in Wrestling tournament. Lei'D Tapa
defeated Candy Cartwright. Kacee Carlisle defeated Devyn Nicole.
Roni Nicole defeated Amanda Rodriguez. Santana Garrett defeated
Nikki Adams. Kacee Carlisle defeated Lei'D Tapa. Santana Garrett
defeated Roni Nicole. Santana Garrett defeated Kacee Carlisle to win
Trish Stratus, Lita, Lisa Marie varon, Terri Runnels, Lisa Moretti,
Missy Hyatt and Little Egypt were in attendance.
World Xtreme Wrestling was in Minneola, FL on May 23. Results: "Champion
of the Universe" Gariston Spears defeated Marc Mandrake
(w/Ferrari) by reverse decision by the referee. Southern Justice
(Trent Black & Chance Gibson) defeated The MMs (w/Brian Rubright)
by DQ after the other all the MMs attacked Southern Justice. Ushaka
defeated Big O after Marc Mandrake & Ferrari distracted Big O.
Nathan Vain (w/The Prophesy ("The Prophet" Alex G, Reggi
Rhythm, Brick City Kid & The Malaysian Destroyer)) defeated The
Beast to win the WXW Hardcore championship after interference from
The Prophesy. ERA defeated Sean Maluta after ERA put his feet on the
ropes. "Outcast" Jorel Ganzy defeated Jaxen Blade
(w/Angelina Cruz) to retain the WXW Cruiserweight championship. The
Sons of the Atlantic (Jody Kristofferson & Martin Stone) defeated
Charles Bison & Mikey to retain the WXW Tag Team championships.
Irish Jack defeated Mr NYR after ERA distracted Mr NYR to retain the
WXW Heavyweight championship.
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling was in Blue Ridge, GA on May 23.
Results: Cousin Shaggy defeated Charlie Art. Chip Hazard (w/Logan
Chase III) defeated Torque. "Semper Fi" Cody Roberts
defeated "The Real Deal" Warren Sanders. "The
Messiah" Talon Williams (w/Logan Chase III) defeated "The
Ultimate Underdog" Ray Ray. Jessica Leigh defeated Hindu.
Cyrus the Destroyer defeated Cousin Cletus in a 2 out of 3 falls
Empire Wrestling Entertainment will be at the Empire Arena in Rossville, GA
on May 31 for a benefit for Dollie Martin. The venue is located at
22 Austin Avenue. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 6:00 PM.
ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on May 29.
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
World Wrestling Council was in Isabela, Puerto Rico on May 17 in front of a
crowd of around 600. Results: Mike Mendoza defeated La Revolucion
#3 to win the WWC Puerto Rican championship. Angel Fashion defeated
"The Lost Soul" Xix Xavant after interference by El
Diabolico. Chicky Starr defeated Lord William De La Vega by DQ after
interference by Juan Manuel Ortega. Ray Gonzales Jr defeated El
Diabolico by DQ after interference by Angel Fashion. Xix Xavant made
the save. Jay Velez defeated "The Party Animal" Samuel
Adams. El Chicano defeated The Mighty Ursus (w/Juan Manuel Ortega)
to retain the WWC Universal championship.
Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment ran their first event at the Quad Complex on Spring Street Thursday night.
It was an interesting if sparsely attended show (approximate attendance of 50) from a promotion that has a history of putting on interesting, sparsely attended shows. AWE continues to be a wrestling product in search of an audience. That despite having some top notch talent and at least one outstanding match on every show.
To the shock of no one in the know, Jimmy Rave and Chip Day tore it up in the main event. If I had to pick Georgia wrestler of year right now, Rave would be that guy.
Due to circumstance beyond the control of AWE promoter Josh Wheeler, two of the feature matches involved substitute opponents, as Moose and Iceberg both canceled. On the bright side, AWE accomplished some of their most compelling storytelling to date with Suge D. Owen Knight, Dementia D’Rose and Kiera Hogan. The show held the crowd’s interest and the running time of the main show to wisely held to two hours.
The notable exception to the AWE’s limited box office appeal was their first Thursday night event in Hell at the Masquerade. It was also their best overall show. Hopefully, lighting will strike again when AWE returns to Hell at the Masquerade on June 18 to crown to first AWE Champion.
Empire Wrestling Entertainment will be at the Empire Arena in Rossville, GA
on May 30. Advertised: Logan Alvey defends the Empire Heavyweight
championship against Chrisjen Hayme. Matt Fortune defends the Empire
Junior Heavyweight championship against Johnny Viper. Team IOU (Nick
Iggy & Kerry Awful) vs. the Double Dragons (Keith Hamill & KT
Hamill). Gunner Miller vs. "The Butcher" Bobby Hayes in a
#1 contender's match for the Empire Heavyweight championship. Corey
Coxx & Mr Sports Entertainment vs. The White Rose (Chip Day,
Corey Hollis & Ryan Vega). The venue is located at 22 Austin
Avenue. Tickets are $8 adult and $5 children. 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 on May 30. Advertised: Cyrus the Destroyer vs Drew Adler.
"Marvelous" Michael Stevens vs "The Ultimate Underdog"
Ray Ray. Logan Creed vs. Torque. The Good Ole Boys (Cousin Cletus &
Cousin Shaggy) vs. The Movement (Chip Hazard & "Messiah"
Talon Williams)(w/Logan Chase III). The venue is located at 1580
Appalachian Highway. Tickets are $10 adult and $5 children under 12.
Bell time is at 8:00 PM.
PRECARIOUS RELAUNCH -- One of the most profitable wrestling organizations to ever run Caldwell County (NC) is getting ready to fire up once again. Extreme Coastal Championship Wrestling (ECCW) has announced a benefit show, "Stomping Grounds," for this Saturday (May 23rd) in Hudson, NC. All the action will take place at the McCreary Family Recreation & Fitness Center with doors opening at 6 pm and belltime at 7:30 pm.
The good news is that a lot of past names are going to come out that night. The biggest star ever produced by ECCW's trainers, Gunner, has been contacted to be there and work. Abel Adams, Chrisifix, Brock Phoenix (Ash might still be in jail) are all scheduled. Tickets are just $5, and it is a benefit for an injured vet.
What could happen? The flip side is that ECCW's original owner/proprietor, Bill Mudd, has been in the news lately...the crime section. Mudd has been accused of and arrested for shooting a Food Lion employee in the gentleman's store parking lot. The case has not gone to trial yet. If Mudd would make an appearance in front of the crowd that evening, it could have the opposite desired effect. Mudd was a beloved character and wrestler in ECCW. It might be wise for him to stay in the shadows until the dust has cleared and a verdict is rendered.
WWE NXT was in Winter Park, FL on May 21 for a TV taping. Results:
match: Braun Stowman defeated Dash Wilder.
27, 2015 episode: Emma (w/Dana Brooke) defeated Bayley. After the
match, Emma & Dana Brooke attacked Bayley until Charlotte made
the save. Blake & Murphy (w/Alexa Bliss) defeated Elias Sampson
& Mike Rawlis. Finn Balor defeated Tye Dillinger. Kevin Owens
defeated Solomon Crowe After the match, Kevin Owens attempted to
powerbomb Solomon Crowe on the ring apron, but was stopped by Samoa
3, 2015 episode: Tyler Breeze defeated Adam Rose. Alexa Bliss
defeated Carmella. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon
Gotch) defeated Marcus Louis & Jason Jordan Finn Balor defeated
10, 2015 episode: Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley defeated Elias
Sampson & Mike Rawlis. Emma defeated Blue Pants. Tyler Breeze
defeated Bull Dempsey. Becky Lynch defeated Jessie McKay by
submission. Baron Corbin defeated Angelo Dawkins. Samoa Joe
defeated Scott Dawson.
17, 2015 episode: Enzo Amore, Colin Cassady & Carmella defeated
Blake, Murphy & Alexa Bliss. The Vaudevillains defeated Jason
Jordan & Mikaze. Charlotte defeated KC Cassidy. Samoa Joe vs.
Kevin Owens ended in a no contest.
Pat Rose, Super Dragon,
and Alex Shelley celebrate birthdays today.
Ray Candy died at the age
of 43 on this day in 1994, and Owen Hart was killed in an accident
during a high risk entrance during a WWE PPV when he was 33 in 1999.
Bob Yuma passed away at 54 on this day in 2006, and Chief White Owl
was 72 when he died in 2008. Joe Powell, perhaps most famous for his
role in an impostor angle as Mr. Wrestling #2 in 1979 that anything
else in his career, died at the age of 62 on this day in 2010.
was in Atlanta, GA on May 14. Results: De Atlien, Blackheart &
Prince Apollo (w/Tony Midas) defeated SP the Ghost, The Dark Mon &
Solution. Odinson defeated Hackt. De Atlien (w/Owen Knight)
defeated Shadow X. Ashton Star defeated Owen Knight to retain the
WWA4 Heavyweight championship. After the match, De Atlien & Owen
Knight attacked Ashton Star until Shadow X made the save.
Old School Championship Wrestling will be at the Hanahan Recreation
Complex Gym in Hanahan, SC on May 31. Advertised: Brady Pierce vs.
Gangrel. The Flock (Lodi & Sick Boy) vs. Varsity. John Skyler
vs. BJ Hancock & Bob Keller in a handicap match. Scotty Matthews
vs. Michael Frehley. The venue is located at 3100 Mabeline Road.
Tickets are $10 adult and $5 children under 13. Doors open at 4:30
PM and bell time is at 5:00.
World Wrestling Council will be at the Cose Salamo Betia Coliseum in
Catano, Puerto Rico on May 23. Advertised: El Chicano vs. The
Mighty Ursus (w/Juan Manuel Ortega). Ray Gonzales Jr & "The
Lost Soul" Xix Xavant vs. El Diabolico & Angel Fashion
(w/Vanilla Vargas) in a brass knuckles on a pole match. Chicky Starr
vs. "El Magnate Puertorriqueno" Juan Manual Ortega. Mike
Mendoza defends the WWC Puerto Rican championship against La
Revolucion #3. The Heartbreakers (Frankie "The Thumper"
Lancaster & Alex "The Pug" Porteau) vs. La Revolucion
(La Revolucion #1 & La Revolucion #2). "El Macaracachimba)
Hurricane Castillo Jr vs. Lord William De La Vega. Peter "The
Bad" Romance defends the WWC World Junior Heavyweight
championship against Jay Velez. Rikochet vs. Samuel Adams. Tickets
are $10 general admission and $5 children. Tickets go on sale at
5:00 PM and bell time is at 8:30.
matches: "Apostle" Jake Glasure (w/"Pastor of
Disaster" Reverend Stuart Miles) defeated Dave-Lo. Elvis
Pridemore defeated Trevor Steele after the Assassin interfered in the
822: Jessie Belle defeated Deonna Purrazzo by submission. King
Shane Williams (w/Jason Lee & Vic the Bruiser) defeated Adam
Wylde. After the match, Shane Williams, Jason Lee & Vic the
Bruiser attack Adam Wylde. Adam Revolver defeated Leon Shelly to
retain the OVW Television championship. Big Jon (w/Josh Ashcraft &
Eric Locker) defeated Dre Blitz. Eddie Diamond defeated "The
Prince of Puerto Rico" Damian Adams to retain the OVW
match: Jessie Belle & "Wrestling's Rockstar" Ryan Howe
defeated Deonna Purrazzo & Damian Adams.
WWE NXT was in Winter Park, FL on May 20 for NXT Takeover: Unstoppable.
match: The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) defeated
The Mechanics (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder).
NXT Takeover: Unstoppable: Finn Balor defeated Tyler Breeze to
become the #1 contender for the WWE NXT championship. Charlotte &
Bayley defeated Emma & Dana Brooke. Baron Corbin defeated Rhyno.
Blake & Murphy defeated Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
(w/Carmella) after Alexa Bliss attacked Carmella and shoved Enzo
Amore off the top rope to retain the WWE NXT Tag Team championships.
Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch by submission to retain the WWE NXT
Women's championship. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn ended in a no
contest after Kevin Owens hits Sami Zayn with a pop-up powerbomb on
the ring apron. Kevin Owens kept on attacking Sami Zayn and even
attacked the WWE NXT General Manager William Regal until Samoa Joe
made the save.
Alternative Pro Wrestling was in Royston, GA on May 15. Results: Scott Mayson
defeated Cody McCulley. Stryknyn defeated James Boulevard by count
out. Stryknyn & Cody McCulley defeated James Boulevard &
Scott Mayson. Tower defeated Brandon Parker. Jeremy Vain defeated
edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Bobby Simmons, Jay
West, Mike Norris & Jerry Oates take you down memory lane for a
look at professional wrestling the way it used to be, with
conversations from those who paved the way.
broadcast starts at 8:00 PM ET. Click here to listen live at show
time. Feel free to call (347) 324-5735 to join in the conversation.
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Pell City Civic Center in Pell
City, AL on May 30. Advertised: AJ Steele, Spi-Ral, Leon "The
Bull" Stresser, "The Dream Chaser" Dylan Cook, Clyde
Braddock & Steve Stiles (w/The Wicked Nemesis) vs. The PTB
Foundation ("Maddog" Dan Sawyer, Micah Taylor, Mr O'Hagan,
Francisco Ciatso, Simon Sez & Mike Cruz (w/"The Cosz"
Robert Cosper & Theodore Tutwiler III) in steel cage elimination
match. The venue is located at 2801 Stemley Bridge Road. Tickets
are $10. Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 7:30.
I Believe in Wrestling will be at the Team Vision Dojo on May 30.
Advertised: Chasyn Rance, Lince Dorado, Aaron Epic, Jonny Vandal,
Josh Hess, Jesus Rodriguez, Vertigo, Santana Garrett, Rhett Giddins,
"The Warpig" Jody Kristofferson. The venue is located at
6923 Narcoossee Road #620. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7:30 PM
and bell time is at 8:00.
will be at the National Guard Armory in Gastonia, NC on May 30.
Advertised: Cedric Alexander vs. Tama Tonga vs. Mica vs. Brian Myers
in a 4 way elimination match. The Bullet Club ("Machine Gun"
Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) vs. John Skyler & Brad
Attitude). The venue is located at 2100 Robinwood Road. Tickets are
$10 floor seating and $8 bleachers. Bell time is at 6:30 PM.
LaGrange Championship Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in
LaGrange, GA on May 29. Advertised: AJ Steele defends the LCW
Heavyweight championship against Tommy Too Much. The venue is
located at 205 Youngs Mill Road. Tickets are $12 at the door
ringside, $10 advance ringside, $10 at the door general admission and
$8 advance general admission. Doors open at 6:45 PM and bell time is
All-Star Wrestling Network will be at the AWN WrestlePlex in Fort Valley, GA
on May 29. Advertised: Luke Gallows vs. Sal Rinauro. Amber Gallows
vs. Dementia D'Rose. The venue is located at 1361 Peach Parkway.
Tickets are $8 front row, $5 general admission and free for children
under 7. Doors open at 7:30 PM and bell time is at 8:00.
will be at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC on May 30.
Advertised: John Cena, Rusev, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E &
Xavier Woods), Luke Harper, Tyson Kidd, Cesaro, King Barrett. The
venue is located at 1921 West Lee Street. Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
WWE NXT will be at the Venice Community Center in Venice, FL on May 30.
Advertised: Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze,
Charlotte, Sasha Banks. The venue is located at 326 Nokomis Avenue
S. 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 May 29. Advertised: Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Tyler
Breeze, Charlotte, Sasha Banks. The venue is located at 1570 Citrus
Springs Blvd. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission.
Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
will be at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on May 29. Advertised: John
Cena, Rusev, Luke Harper, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods &
Big E), Tyson Kidd, Cesaro, King Barrett. The venue is located at
1400 Edwards Mill Road. Bell time is at 7:30 PM.