WWE NXT will be at the National Guard
Armory in Orlando, FL on August 7. Advertised: Adrian Neville,
Colin Cassady, Aiden English, Sami Zayn, Mojo Rawley, Tyler Breeze,
Charlotte, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Sasha Banks. The
venue is located at 2809 S Ferncreek Avenue. Tickets are $20
ringside and $10 general admission. Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
Evolve Wrestling will be at The
Orpheum in Ybor City, FL on August 8 for the EVOLVE 31 iPPV.
Advertised: Chris Hero vs. Drew Galloway. Johnny Gargano vs. Matt
Sydal. Ricochet & Rich Swann vs. The Premier Athlete Brand
(Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley)(w/Su Yung). Drew Gulak vs. Timothy
Thatcher. Biff Busick vs. James Raideen. Jesus De Leon, JT Dunn &
David Starr vs. Lince Dorado, Eddie Cruz & Jay Rios. The venue
is located at 195 E 7th Avenue. Tickets are $50 VIP stage reserved,
$50 1st row reserved ringside, $35 2nd row reserved ringside, $25 at
the door general admission and $20 advance general admission. Bell
time is at 9:00 PM.
Dark matches: "Rudo" Raul
LaMotta defeated "Big Country" Clint Poe. Jay Best
defeated Dapper Dan. Mary Elizabeth Monroe defeated Rebel.
Episode 780: Michael Hayes defeated
OVW Television champion Adam Revolver (w/Michael Titus) by count out.
Adam Revolver retains the OVW Television championship. Jamin
Olivencia & "The Psychedelic Superstar" Chris Silvio
(w/Mary Jane & Jack Rebel) defeated The Fabulous Free Bodies (The
Bodyguy & Big Jon). Rump Thump defeated Shiloh Jonze. "Mister
Marvelous" Melvin Maximus & Randy Terrez defeated Titus
Enterprises (The Mexicutioner & Marcus Anthony)(w/Michael Titus).
Dark matches: Eric Locker defeated
Adam Wyld. Elvis Pridemore, Eddie F Diamond & "Party
Starter" Bud Dwight defeated The Congregation ("Altar Boy"
Jade Dawson, "The Pastor of Disaster" Reverend Stuart Miles
& "The Apostle" Jake Glasure).
The SECW television premier on WTNZ-FOX 43 in Knoxville did not go smoothly. The station aired the second episode at high noon last Saturday, causing considerable confusion for television viewers. The mistake was corrected on the Sunday noon replay, and the plan is to air episode one during both time slots next weekend.
Southeastern Championship Wrestling has their first major sponsor on
board in the form of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Crimson
is featured in the first promo spot, which can be viewed here
The commercial for the TV show featuring the Washington Bullets among others is on view below.
I Believe in Wrestling was in Orlando,
FL on July 29. Results: Lince Dorado defeated Joey Mayberry.
Brandon Groom defeated Gabriel Black (w/Lizzy Parris & Dr. James
Scott). Tristan Keali'i defeated Maxwell Chicago. Chasyn Rance
(w/Brittany) defeated Mike Patrick (w/Justin Michaels) by DQ to
retain the FIP Florida Heritage championship. After the match, Leo
Brien attacked Chasyn Rance until Yamamoto, formerly known as Yoshi
Tatsu, made the save. Yamamoto, Chasyn Rance & Brittany defeated
Mike Patrick, Leo Brien & Justin Michaels. Aaron Epic defeated
Rhett Giddins and Chico Adams by DQ after Rhett Giddins hits Aaron
Epic with a low blow. Rhett Giddins retains the SCW Florida
AWF World of Wild will be at the AWF
Arena in Ringgold, GA on August 2. Advertised: "Natureboy"
Paul Lee, Kevin Coffman, Jay-sun, Ironn-Mann, Lex Lee, The Professor,
JP Magnum, Justin Case, "King" Shane Williams. The venue
is located at 4193 Highway 41. Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time
is at 8:00.
BANG will be at the BANG TV Sound
Stage in Ocala, FL on August 2. Advertised: 15 person battle royal.
Ladies tag team championship match. The venue is located at 3598 SW
74th Avenue. Doors open at 6:15 PM and bell time is at 7:00.
NWA Florida Underground Wrestling will
be at Son on the Beach in Kissimmee, FL on August 2. Advertised:
Kahagas, La Rosa Negra, Wes Brisco. The venue is located at 5770 W
Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time
is at 7:00.
Universal Independent Wrestling will
be at the Haralson County Rec Center in Buchanan, GA on August 2.
Advertised: Mickie Knuckles defends the UIW Women's championship
against "Calm like a Bomb" Pandora in a steel cage match.
AJ Steele defends the UIW Heavyweight championship against "The
Brawler" Steve Lawler. "Dixie Dynamite" Billy Knight
defends the UIW United States championship against "Sweet"
Johnny Long. Beautiful Bald Besties ("Marvelous" Michael
Stevens & "Encore" Zac Edwards) vs. Brad Lynch &
Frankie Valentine (w/Tweety) vs. Circle of Disrespect (Francisco
Ciatso & Simon Sez) in a 3 way elimination match for the UIW Tag
Team championships. Mike Cruz vs. Josh Storm. The Couqui Kid vs.
Drew Adler. The venue is located at 1799 Macedonia Church Road.
Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 8:00.
ProSouth Wrestling will be at the
ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on August 1. Advertised: Big Tomb
(w/Gene Jackson) defends the ProSouth Heavyweight championship
against "Last Hero" Ace Haven (w/Amy Haven) in a street
fight. Scott Aries vs. Jimmy Rave. ThunderStorm (Chris Ganz &
Josh Storm) defends the ProSouth Tag Team championships against Jed
Johnson & Chris Lightning (w/Gene Jackson). Brad Cash vs. Drew
Game. Dameon Ceretone defends the ProSouth All-Out championship
against "The Reality" James Hardy. Shane Daniels &
Eddie Adams vs. The Jump Around Gang (Chris McClain & Donnie
Primetime). The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue. Doors open
at 6:00 PM and bell time is at 7:00.
NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling was in
Millersville, TN on July 25. Results: Lightning Bolt Kid defeated
Kevin Weatherby to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight
championship. "OUtlaw" Lee Condry defeated Dirty White
Boy. Zane Stevens defeated Michael Steel. Arrick "The Dragon"
Andrews defeated Nore Havoc by DQ. Weatherby Inc (Kevin Weatherby &
Cody Weatherby)(w/Preston) defeated Shawn Hoodrich & Ali Shabazz
(w/Judas) to retain the NWA Southern Tag Team championships.
Hammerjack defeated Gator McAllister (w/Brother Brew) in a street
Empire Wrestling Entertainment was in
Lafayette, GA on July 26. Results: The Double Dragons (KT Hamill &
"The Chunky Dragon" Keith Hamill) defeated The Wyld
Stallyns (Chris Ganz & Corey Coxx). Lamar Phillips defeated Ryan
Vega. Rush defeated Chris Lightning. The Hatetriots (Eli Thompson &
Jason Hampton) defeated The Youngbloodz (Octavius Black & Spoony
Mack). "The Butcher" Bobby Hayes defeated Logan Alvey
after Rush interfered.
CWF Mid-Atlantic was in Burlington, NC
on July 27. Results: Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea defeated
"Lost Cause" Nick Richards. Jarel Dupree defeated Jesse
"The Ripper" Adler. Chet Sterling defeated "South
Paw" Aric Andrews. Arik Royal defeated "the Army of One"
Marcellus King. Donnie Dollars & Aaron Biggs defeated Darius
Lockhart & "El Jefe" Manny Garica. Arik Royal defeated
Walter Eaton (w/Coach Gemini & Chappy).
Note: The referees were Charles
Richardson, Redd Jones, Robby Walsh & Joseph E Hogan.
Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment was in
College Park, GA on July 27. Results: Shabazz defeated Owen Knight
(w/Kiera Hogan) in a dark match. Ken Lee defeated Trevor Aeon in a
sink or swim challenge. Simon Sermon defeated Infernus. "Local
Scene" Josh Storm defeated Fry Daddy. Murder One defeated
Adrian Armour. The Empire State Empire ("The Italian American
Bad Boy" Tommy Penirelli & Da Fireman) defeated Axel Ross &
Apollo. "The Black Superman" AJ Steele defeated Sylar
Cross by DQ after Adrian Armour interfered. Murder One tried to make
the save, but was stopped the Lethal Weapons (Sylar Cross &
Adrian Armour). Jimmy Rave defeated "Do or Die" Chip Day.
The main event for August 9 will be Se7en & Shaun Tempers & Iceberg (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Geter & Mikael Judas & Azrael. Also on the card will be BJ Hancock (with Miss Rachael) defending the Anarchy Heavyweight Championship vs. Brodie Chase, and Champions Todd Sexton & Bobby Moore vs. CB Suave & Chip Day for the Anarchy tag titles.
To a man, all of the wrestlers booked for Hostile Environment were there. No car problems for a change.
Former Anarchy star JT Talent was in the house. Talent and Andrew Pendelton III were two time Anarchy tag team champions.
Tempers defends the Empire Wresting Heavyweight Championship vs Ace Rockwell to headline the August 2 Empire event in Rossville, GA.
I Believe in Wrestling will be at the
Team Vision Dojo in Orlando, FL on July 29. Advertised: Rhett
"Freak" Giddins defends the SCW Florida Heavyweight
championship in a 3 way match against Aaron Epic and Chico Adams.
"Chisled" Chasyn Rance defends the FIP Florida Heritage
championship against Mike Patrick. "Purfect 10" Lince
Dorado vs. Joey Mayberry. Also scheduled: Brittany, Maxwell
Chicago, Tim Zbyszko, Tristan Keali'i, Brandon Groom, Gabriel Black
(w/Lizzy Parris), Leo Brien. The venue is located at 6923 Narcoossee
Road #620. Doors open at 7:30 PM and bell time is at 8:00.
WWE NXT will be at the Starke Armory
in Starke, FL on August 2. Advertised: Adrian Neville, Aiden
English, Tyler Breeze, Colin Cassady, Sami Zayn, Sasha Banks,
Charlotte, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor). Bell time is at 7:30
NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling will
be at the SAWMill Arena in Millersville, TN on August 1. Advertised:
Weatherby Inc (Cody Weatherby & Kevin Weatherby)(w/Preston)
defends the NWA Southern Tag Team championships against Crash &
Burn (JW Murdoch & Josh Crow). Shawn Shultz vs. Tony Falk in a
first blood match. The Hero Killers (Tim Renesto & Nore Havoc)
vs. Team IOU (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful). Lightning Bolt Kid
defends the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight championship against Ali
Shabazz. Also scheduled: NWA Southern Television champion Jeremiah
Plunkett, NWA Southern Heavyweight champion Arrick Andrews, Drew
Haskins, Jocephus Brody (w/Abriella), Hammerjack, Michael Steel,
Shawn Hoodrich, Zane Stevens. The venue is located at 1214 B
Louisville Highway. Bell time is at 8:00 PM.
Platinum Championship Wrestling will
be at The Main Event Wrestling Arena in Porterdale, GA on August 2.
Advertised: PCW Heavyweight champion "Do or Die" Chip Day
(w/Jeff G Bailey) celebrates Chip Day's championship reign. The
venue is located at 2001 Main Street. Bell time is at 6:00 PM.
KINGSPORT, TN -- With a split crowd differing on whom to pull for, Chris Richards failed to lift the NWA Title from Rob Conway last Saturday (7/26). The "Strong Style Redneck" gave it his all. but it seemed like the odds were stacked against him.
From the warped cage to an audience not sure who to cheer, Richards had the closest near-fall of any Conway challenger. He even had promoter and oft-tag team partner Tony Givens at ringside pounding the apron and a heel ref outside. In the end, Conway came away with the retaining pinfall in 11:12.
The 75-year old Civic Auditorium in Kingsport was the site for the NWA's best to wrestle on a hot summer night. Walking in, you immediately smell a distinctive odor like urine but keep in mind that Elvis himself donned the auditorium's stage many moons ago.
"Steel Cage Showdown" was the named event, and fortunately this was not a TNA iMPACT "Lockdown"-styled show. Only the heavyweight title match was contested inside the steel structure which had seen some better days.
NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) places seats on three sides of the auditroium space. There were 252 chairs out at first, and six more were added after match #3. All were filled.
No guardrails are used, and security desperately needs to be beefed up. One fan was slapped by a wrestler (Thorn), and apologies were made over and over again by TV broadcaster Matt Rhodes. The Auditorium includes a "perch" instead of a balcony, and there was no hard camera set high up. There is a two camera shot for the internet and local TV feeds. In fact, it seemed like the show was delayed for a cameraman to arrive, but that was not the case.
From behind a curtain, the wrestlers walk down some steps off the stage onto a gym-like floor (no goals or rims though). The ring itself consists of black ropes, turnbuckles, apron and ringposts. Only the canvas is blue.
Old School Championship Wrestling was
in Hanahan, SC on July 20. Results: The Varsity (Eric Bradford &
Zane Riley) defeated Nick Kismet & Kevin Phoenix. LEGIT (Brandon
Paradise & Shane Hexxon)(w/Reginald Vanderhoff) defeated The
Flock (Lodi & Sick Boy). Kimchee defeated Cali Casanova. The
Washington Bullets (Jon Williams & Trey Williams) defeated Josh
Powers & Jett Black. The Sons of Midnight (Gangrel & Dr.
Creo) defeated Alex Avgerinos & Michael Frehley. DeAndre Jackson
defeated Nuke to retain the OSCW Intercontinental championship. BJ
Hancock defeated "The Fabulous Playboy" Bob Keller. The
Varsity defeated The Sons of Midnight, LEGIT and The Washington
Bullets to win the vacant OSCW Tag Team championships.
Note: "Juggernaut" Jon
Malus announced that he will be retiring from in ring action due to a
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling was in Temple, GA on July 25. Results: Stanley
Summerville defeated The American Patriot. Blackheart defeated Sammy
Lightning. Southern Destruction (Elrod Campbell & JC Pain)
defeated Josh Pain & Jeremy Foster. Ace Rockwell defeated Joey
Idol. The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
defeated Shaun Tempers & Tristian Daniels.
Note: The referees of the event were
Mike Jones and Terry Hudgins.
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling
was in Blue Ridge, GA on July 26. Results: chip Hazard defeated
Cousin Shaggy. Chris Crunk defeated Ray Ray. Tommy Gage &
Thomas Gage defeated Crash Test Dummy & Chad Case. Talon
Williams defeated Torque. Cousin Cletus defeated Cyrus the Destroyer
in a casket match.
Riot Pro Wrestling was in Titusville,
FL on July 26. Results: Lince Dorado defeated Joey Mayberry
(w/Ashleigh Lynn Ford). "Sweet Thang" Willie defeated
Chico Adams. Chasyn Rance (w/Josh Hess) defeated Russell Payne to
retain the FIP Florida Heritage championship. Lince Dorado, Russell
Payne & Oso Panda defeated Chasyn Rance, Josh Hess & Maxwell
Chicago. Rhett Giddins defeated Brandon Groom to retain the RIOT
WWE NXT was in Daytona Beach, FL on
July 26. Results: Kalisto defeated Solomon Crowe. Tye Dillinger &
Jason Jordan defeated Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake. Marcus Louis
(w/Sylvester LeFort) defeated Colin Cassady (w/Enzo Amore). Sami
Zayn defeated CJ Parker. Charlotte defeated Bayley to retain the WWE
NXT Women's championship. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English &
Simon Gotch) defeated The Mechanics (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson).
Adrian Neville defeated Tyler Breeze to retain the WWE NXT
Note: Kenta, who was just recently
signed by the WWE, was in attendance.
WWE NXT will be at the Minnreg Hall in
Largo, FL on August 1. Advertised: Adrian Neville, Aiden English,
Charlotte, Colin Cassady, Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn, The Ascension
(Konnor & Viktor). Bell time is at 7:30 PM.
Ohio Valley Wrestling results from Elizabethtown, Kentucky with an estimated crowd of 160. J Best beat Dapper Dan; Leon Shelly & "Tennessee" beat Reverend Stuart Miles & Elvis Pridemore when "Tennessee" pinned Miles; Chris Silvio beat Ram Jam Jonathan Ramser; OVW TV Champion Adam Revolver (with Michael Titus) beat Raul Lamotta; "Mexicutioner" Roberto DeLuna (with Michael Titus) beat Mr. Marvelous Melvin Maximus with help from Revolver and OUR OVW Champion Marcus Anthony; Shiloh Jonze beat Jamin Olivencia after Silvio came out to distract Olivencia; Eddie Diamond & Bud Dwight beat OVW Tag Team Champions Body Guy & Big Jon Body in a non-title match to get a title match at the next Elizabethtown event on 8/23.
If you weren’t in Cornelia for Hostile Environment, you missed one of the best shows of the year.
No promotion in Georgia does violence like Anarchy does violence, and the Anarchy Rulz match took it to the extreme. No War Games this year, but this psychotic episode was better than the next best thing.
And that’s not all folks. Not even close. There’s a new Anarchy Heavyweight Champion, a new Young Lion’s Champion and a new TV champion. Emerging stars Corey Hollis and BJ Hancock had a great match. The finish of the Young Lion’s match was one for the ages.
Variety is the spice of any good wrestling show, and at Hostile Environment, each match offered something distinctly different.
Only 130 in attendance at the Anarchy Arena. They’ve been doing 100 for regular TV tapings, so I was wrong about them drawing a good number for the big show without the War Games. The weather didn’t help. It was a 90 degree day and the building has no AC, so it was a sweatbox.
NWA Smoky Mountain was in Kingsport,
TN on July 26. Results: Shawn Adams defeated Tristen Ramsey. Cody
Blade defeated Alyx Winters, ATL, Jordan Rage, Joe Briggs and Andrew
Boyd in a 6 way match to earn a match for the NWA Smoky Mountain
Television championship. Cody Blade defeated Jeff Connelly to win
the NWA Smoky Mountain Television championship. Joe Black defeated
Elliott Russell. Jax Dane defeated William Huckaby. Daniel Mulligan
defeated Ryan Hunter to retain the NWA Smoky Mountain Empire
championship. Lou Marconi defeated Nick Hammonds to retain the NWA
National Heavyweight championship. KAOS (Thorn, Lance Erikson, The
Giant Arawn & Jeff Connelly) defeated Skylar Kruze, Gavin Daring,
Vince Brent & Wayne Adkins. Rob Conway defeated Chris Richards
in a steel cage match to retain the NWA World Heavyweight
championship. After the match, KAOS attacked Rob Conway and Chris
Richards until Tony Givens and Jax Dane entered the ring and helped
Rob Conway and Chris Richards fight KAOS off.
United States Wrestling Alliance was
in Jacksonville, FL on July 26 in front of a crowd of around 275.
Results: "The Five Star Superstar" Maxx Stardom defeated
"The Siberian Fighting Spirit" Victor Romanoff. "Flash
& Cash" Hayden Price defeated Verde. Santana Garrett &
Frank "The Tank" Howell defeated Brittney Savage &
"Gorgeous" Gary Garvin. Blain Rage defeated Chance
Champion. Tim Zbyszko vs. "The Tyrant" Dagon Briggs ended
in a double DQ. Mike Cruz defeated Jayson Falcone to retain the USWA
Junior Heavyweight championship. Los Ben Dejos (Jay Rios & Eddie
Cruz) defeated The Circle of Disrespect (Franciso Ciatso & Simon
Sez) to win the USWA Tag Team championships. Jesse Neal defeated Jon
Davis to win the USWA championship.
Empire Wrestling Entertainment will be
at the Empire Arena in Rossville, GA on August 2. Advertised: "The
Temptation" Shaun Tempers defends the Empire Heavyweight
championship against Ace Rockwell. Joey Lynch vs. "The Freak'n
Star" Matt Fortune in a first blood match. "The Butcher"
Bobby Hayes, Rush & Ben Thrasher vs. Logan Alvey & Cyrus the
Destroyer in a handicap match. The Hatetriots (Jason Hampton &
Eli Thompson) defends the Empire Tag Team championships in a 4 way
ladder match against The Wyld Stallyns (Chris Ganz & Corey Coxx),
The Double Dragons (Keith Hamill & KT Hamill) and The Youngbloodz
(Octavius Black & Spoony Mack). Johnny Viper defends the Empire
Junior Heavyweight championship against Bane Lynch. Ryan Vega vs.
Chris Crunk. The venue is located at 22 Austin Ave. Doors open at
7:00 PM and bell time is at 7:30.
Flatline Pro Wrestling will be at the
Patriots Park Gymnasium in Grovetown, GA on August 2. Advertised:
The Rapture (Anthony Henry, David Yale, Damoan Rashad & Scott
Mayson), Da Fireman, Jacoby Boykins, Shane Hexxon. The venue is
located at 5445 Columbia Rd. Doors open at 7:30 PM and Bell Time is
The All-Star Wrestling Network will be
at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA on August 1. Advertised:
AJ Steele vs. Tyson Dean in the first round of the #1 contenders
tournament for the AWN championship match. The winner faces
"Marvelous" Michael Stevens in a second round of the #1
contenders tournament for the AWN championship later in the show.
Shane Curtis vs. Drew Adler in the second round of the #1 contenders
tournament for the AWN championship. Also advertised: Redd from the
Reality TV show Bad Girls Club will be the celebrity host. The venue
is located at 1361 Peach Parkway. Doors open at 7:30 PM and bell
time is at 8:00.
WWE NXT will be at Full Sail
University in Winter Park, FL on July 31. Advertised: Adrian
Neville, Colin Cassady, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor),
Charlotte, Enzo Amore, Sasha Banks. Bell time is at 6:00 PM.
WWA4 will be at the WWA4 Wrestling
School in Atlanta, GA on July 31. The venue is located at 4375
Commerce Drive. Bell time is at 8:00 PM. Admission is free of
charge. Call (404)667-1484 for more information.
Universal Championship Wrestling was
in McDonough, GA on July 24. Results: "Natureboy" Paul
Lee defeated Kevin Coffman. "Dixie Dynamite" Billy Knight
defeated "So Fine" Frankie Valentine (w/Tweety) to retain
the UIW United States championship. The Barbarian defeated Lex Lee.
Chasity Taylor defeated Tessa Blanchard after Tessa Blanchard was
distracted when a guy from ringside who she slapped came in and
prevented her from using a chair. Team Fearless (Scotty Matthews &
Lodi) defeated Beautiful Bald Besties ("Marvelous" Michael
Stevens & "Encore" Zac Edwards), Fry Your Breaks (Fry
Daddy, "Badstreet" Jason King & "Mr. Pump Yo
Brakes" Stephen Goins) and Blood Money (The Destroyer & Paul
Dollar) in a 4 way tag team elimination match. Order of elimination:
Fry Your Breaks, Blood Money, Beautiful Bald Besties. Johnny
Swinger defeated Buff Bagwell to retain the UCW Heavyweight
championship after Paul Lee hits Buff Bagwell with a chair.
WWA4 was in Atlanta, GA on July 24.
Results: Q & Wolf defeated Allie Ank. Axel Ross defeated
Night. K9 defeated Ashton Star. Boone defeated Black Heart. Kew
defeated Kitten. Kensington defeated Columbia.