Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 30 Birthdays and Memoriams

Terry Funk, Cody Rhodes, and Alicia Fox celebrate birthdays today.

Michel Martel died at the age of 33 on this day in 1978, and Chris Taylor was 29 when he passed in 1979. Duke Keomuka passed away at the age of 70 on this day in 1991, and Stan ‘Plowboy’ Frazier died at 54 in 1992. Larry O’Day died at the age of 53 on this day in 1997, and Speedy Hatfield was 93 when he passed in 2002. Sandor Kovacs passed away at the age of 84 on this day in 2004.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fred Yehi vs. Marty Scurll

From EVOLVE 58 in Dallas on Apri 1, 2016

ProSouth Wrestling Results from Piedmont on June 17

From Brian Slack:

ProSouth Wrestling was in Piedmont, AL on June 17.  Results:  Tenure (Steven Michaels & Jed Johnson) defeated Britt Jackson in a handicap match to win the vacant ProSouth Tag Team championships.  Joey Idol defeated Deon Mercer to retain the AIWF Mid-South championship.  War (w/Mathias Darkthorne) defeated Kris Parker.  Tyler Gage defeated Dylan Cook.  Charles Znders defeated B-What and Donnie Primetime in a triple threat match to win the ProSouth All-Out championship.

Shine Wrestling Results from Ybor City on June 17

From Brian Slack:

Shine Wrestling was in Ybor City, FL on June 17 for the SHINE 35 iPPV.  Results:  Ivelisse (w/Amanda Carolina Rodriguez) defeated Nicole Matthews, Santana, Kellie Skater and Mia Yim in a five way money in the bank elimination match.  Luscious Latasha & Maria Maria defeated Rhia O'Reilly & Viper.  Kellyanne defeated Chelsea Green.  BTY (Jayme Jameson & Marti Belle) defeated Evie & Shazza McKenzie to retain the SHINE Tag Team championships.  Rachael Ellering defeated Tessa Blanchard.  Su Yung defeated Kay Lee Ray.  Ivelisse (w/Amanda Carolina Rodriguez) defeated Taylor Made, Madison Eagles and Allysin Kay in a four way match to win the SHINE championship after she made Taylor Made submitted.  

Notes:  The money in the bank match wasn't a ladder match.  It was an elimination match where the winner received a briefcase.  In the four way match, the Shimmer and TNA Knockouts championships were also on the line, but stayed with Madison Eagles and Allysin Kay respectively due to Taylor Made, who was the SHINE champion at the time she lost the fall.

June 29 Birthdays and Memoriams

Michael (not P.S.) Hayes celebrates a birthday today.

Charlie Manoli died on this day in 1933, and Herman Gorner passed in 1956. Primo Carnera was 51 when he passed away on this day in 1967, and Steve King died at 49 in 1998. Walter Johnson died at the age of 56 on this day in 1999.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

American Combat Wrestling in Hudson on June 30

From GWH News:

American Combat Wrestling will be at Kickers South in Hudson, FL on June 30.  The venue is located at 12142 US Highway 19.  Tickets are $8.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.

WWA4 in Atlanta on June 30

From GWH News:

WWA4 will be at the WWA4 Wrestling School in Atlanta, GA on June 30.  The venue is located at 4375 Commerce Drive. Admission is free.  Bell time is at 8:00 PM.

Ohio Valley Wrestling Results from Louisville on June 15

From Brian Slack:

Ohio Valley Wrestling was in Louisville, KY on June 15 for a TV taping.  Results:  

Dark match:  "Double R Superstar" Randy Royal (w/Jessie Belle & "Bad Boy" Shane Andrews) defeated The Assassin by DQ after it looked like The Assassin used a chair.

Episode 878:  "The Party Starter" Bud Dwight defeated "Dapper" Dan Van Zandt (w/Scarlet & Little Damion).  "Shotgun" Tony Gunn defeated Tyler Matrix (w/Torey Payne and "Primetime" Robbie Walker by submission in a triple threat match to retain the OVW Television championship.  Big Zo defeated Brother Reed.  Adam Revolver defeated Shane Andrews (w/Jessie Belle & Randy Royal).  Trevor Steele defeated Stephon Smith by submission to become the #1 contender for the OVW Television championship.  Rocco Bellagio defeated Rudy Switchblade.  

Dark matches:  Little Damion (w/Dan Van Zandt & Scarlet) defeated Houdini.  Justin Smooth defeated Jade Dawson.

North American Wrestling Alliance Report from Sugar Grove on June 25

From Jeff Richards:


SUGAR GROVE (NC) -- The Old Cove Creek School Gym in this tiny Watagua County municipality is a rare promoter's dream or deathtrap. It may have the lowest rent around and an awesome conference room for changing. There is plenty of backstage area and even a stage for taping/filming. The cons? It is the middle of nowhere, and you should only run there when nearby ASU is in session. From October to April, it can snow anytime Mother Nature wills.

Last Saturday night (June 25th), the gym was hot. North American Wrestling Alliance (NAWA) was running a tournament to determine its new NAWA Light Heavyweight Champion (vacated over 10 years ago). This was a good show but because of the heat & unfamiliarity with NAWA's wrestlers, fans just sat there. We have talked previously about spectators "sitting on their hands." Japanese audiences make more noise than what was heard in Sugar Grove on 6/25. Crickets would have felt right at home.

Ian Payne (Ian P. Brown) was awarded the championship, working three times and finally capturing a title. He previously had challenged for the EWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship on 12/12/15 in Drexel, NC; the NAWA Heavyweight Title on 1/30/16 in Newland, NC; and the NAWA Tag Team straps on 5/21/16 in Drexel. "King" Shane Williams won the EWA belt; Adam James captured the NAWA Heavyweight Title in a three-way involving James Drake. Jon & Trey Williams kept the tag titles over Payne & Movie Myk. Starting out as Mr. T.O. then going as Ian Brown and now finally as Ian Payne, the Highspots trainee now holds gold in NAWA.

Fifty-seven persons (not all paid) was the turnout. Without college students to back that attendance up, it was not a great gate. Jake Manning & Zane Riley were in from Highspots, sold gimmicks/dvd's, and provided sound/video production. Promoter Jason Freeman indeed shells out some $$ to have his shows on social media outlets.

The ring technically broke before bell time but was patched up, and nobody knew anything had happened. James was working out pre-show with Montana Black when heard a pop. The steel ring has been in existence for over 15 years, and even I used it at Sugar Grove once. Some welding between this and the next show on August 6th in Drexel surely will correct things.
Play by play was handled by the Reverend Slim (Gus Bolick), and I filled in on color commentary. If you ever get to see/hear this footage on the Mean Marc Ash Wrestling Network (Roku), please find it. Slim cracked on referee Greg Robbins and wrestler Myles Long, doing impersonations of Dan Parris among others. It was hard (and unsuccessful) not to break character and just guffaw.

Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville on June 29

From GWH News:

Ohio Valley Wrestling will be at the Davis Arena in Louisville, KY on June 29.  The venue is located at 4400 Shepherdsville Road.  Tickets are $7.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is at 7:30.

Tipping Point Preview

From GWH News:

Slim J will be the special guest on tonight's edition of the Tipping Point hosted by Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman. Discussion of WWE's business model and the latest news from Georgia wrestling is also on tap. The show starts at 7pm. Callers welcomed at 347-324-5735.

World Wrestling League Television from June 27

Season 3 Episode 13

World Wrestling Council Television from June 25

June 25, 2016 episode

June 28 Birthdays and Memoriams

Bob Kelly and Jon Heidenreich celebrate birthdays today.

Larry ‘Babe’ Kasaboski died at the age of 70 on this day in 1985, and Joe Lesperance was 88 when he passed in 2008. Matt Borne passed away on this day in 2013 at the age of 55.

Monday, June 27, 2016

WWE in Miami on June 28

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on June 28 for a WWE Smackdown taping.  Advertised:  Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, The Miz, Rusev.  The venue is located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

WWE Results from Biloxi on June 14

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in Biloxi, MS on June 14 for a WWE Smackdown taping.  Results:

Dark match:  Paige defeated Eva Marie.

WWE Main Event June 14, 2016 episode:  Becky Lynch defeated Summer Rae.  Jack Swagger defeated Viktor.  Apollo Crews defeated Bubba Ray Dudley.

WWE Smackdown June 16, 2016 episode:  Kofi Kingston (w/Xavier Woods & Big E) defeated Aiden English (w/Simon Gotch), Luke Gallows (w/Karl Anderson) and Big Cass (w/Enzo Amore) in a fatal four way.  Baron Corbin defeated Zack Ryder.  Rusev defeated Kalisto.  AJ Styles defeated Xavier Woods.  Charlotte (w/Dana Brooke) defeated Natalya (w/Becky Lynch).  Dean Ambrose, Cesaro & Sami Zayn defeated Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho & Alberto Del Rio.

June 27 Memoriams

Alan Dennison died on this day in 1984, and Pat Hutchison passed in 2006.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Universal Independent Wrestling Results from Buchanan on June 25

From Universal Independent Wrestling: 

Owen Knight defeated Paul Coldhard with a Vertebreaker; Sylar Cross defeated Glenn Matthews by pinfall; Kacee Carlisle defeated Kiera Hogan and Priscilla Kelly in a triple threat match; Sound and the Fury (William Huckaby & Joe Black) defeated The Hierarchy members Murder One & Adrian Armour and Bobby Hayes defeated Iceberg.

Why We Wrestle Report from Cornelia on June 25

From Larry Goodman:

I can say much the same about "Road to Hate" as I did of the June 11 show.

The wrestling on top was outstanding. Slim J vs. Anthony Henry would have been great wrestling match in any era. How can it be that for the second year in a row Slim J is not in the Scenic City Invitational? I wonder if SCI would consider one of the best technical wrestlers in the state as an alternate. Henry just keeps getting better and better and the presence of Amber Young spices the act up. How Anarchy could have paired Henry with Miss Rachael while Amber was there sitting in the stands is something I will never understand.

Bruiserweights vs. Black Baron & Prince Apollo was a classic old style tag match. The undercard was stronger (see Ethan Case vs. Chris Henry and Buck & Drake vs. Lynch Mob).

The stories are cooking. They announced future matches that gave their fans compelling reasons to come back. But can WWW attract new fans or the fans that have fallen by the wayside?

There were 65 in the building, down slightly from the previous show. This was not a comfortable night to watch wrestling at the Church. It never is on a day when temperatures are in the 90s. The crowd was into it but not as consistently hot as last time. At 2 hours and 30 minutes, the run time was the right fit for the conditions.

Emcee Seth Delay opened the show with a 10 bell salute to Gypsy Joe.

Jonathan Feltner was back as ring announcer. He didn’t have his usual zest though. Maybe it was the heat.

WWE in Tampa on June 27

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on June 27 for Monday Night RAW.  Advertised:  Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, John Cena, The Club (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson), Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon.  The venue is located at 401 Channelside Drive.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

NWA Smoky Mountain Television from June 25

June 25, 2016 episode

UIW Heating Up?

From Larry Goodman:

Mark Grason posted the following to Facebook:

Since returning to Universal Independent Wrestling as the General Manager I have come to realize how much the promotion has lost.

UIW leadership has lost their passion.

UIW has lost their fans.

UIW has lost their credibility.

Worst of all UIW has lost their identity.

But tonight was the beginning of something brand new.

Change has come to UIW.

June 26 Birthdays and Memoriams

J.J. Dillon, Damien Demento, Matt Striker, Kyle Matthews, and Larry Sharpe celebrate birthdays today.

Joe Acton died at the age of 65 on this day in 1917, and Buddy Rogers was 71 when he passed in 1992. Bobby Bonales passed away at the age of 77 on this day in 1994, and Mr. Chin died at 62 in 1995. Tiger Khan died at the age of 33 on this day in 2006.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

John Wrestling Promotion Television from June 24

Episode 31

Southern Fried Championship Wrestling News and Notes

From Larry Goodman:

Results from Nowell Rec Center on June 18 in Monroe with attendance of 135 were as follows: Nigel Sherrod over Blackheart; Buddy Burke and Johnny Camo was a no contest in Burke's final match before retiring; Twisted defeated Hoss Michaels and Jamie Holmes in a Singapore cane match; Justin Legend & Cody Mcculley defeated Trinity. TrInity attacked everyone and put a dress on Commissioner Tim Rice; Tetchi Makuji over Jagged Edge with the aid of distraction by Dr. Joseph Brock III; Moose over Dark Mon; Stryknyn defeated Jacob Ashworth to retain the SFCW Title; Iceberg defeated Terry Lawler in a fans bring the weapons, last man standing match that turned into a bloodbath. 

WWE Results from New Orleans on June 13

From Brian Slack:

WWE was in New Orleans, LA on June 13 for Monday Night RAW.  Results:  

June 17, 2016 WWE Superstars:  Sasha Banks defeated Summer Rae.  Baron Corbin defeated Jack Swagger.  

June 13, 2016 Monday Night RAW:  Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Aiden English & Simon Gotch defeated Kofi Kingston, Big E, Enzo Amore & Big Cass (w/Xavier Woods).  Paige defeated Charlotte (w/Dana Brooke).  Sheamus defeated Zack Ryder.  Sami Zayn defeated Cesaro.  Kevin Owens & Alberto Del Rio defeated the Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) to remain in the Money in the Bank ladder match.  Dean Ambrose defeated Chris Jericho.

Dark match:  John Cena & Roman Reigns defeated AJ Styles & Seth Rollins by DQ.

WWE in Jacksonville on June 26

From GWH News:

WWE will be at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL on June 26.  Advertised:  Dean Ambrose, Kane, Big Show, Kalisto, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Enzo Amore, Big Cass Charlotte, Natalya, The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley), Rusev, The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E).  The venue is located at 300 A Phillip Randolph Boulevard.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

AML Wrestling in High Point on June 26

From GWH News:

AML Wrestling will be at the Southside Rec Center in High Point, NC on June 26.  Advertised:  The AML Wrestling Presitage championship tournament featuring Caprice Coleman, Rayo, Raphael King, Cedric Alexander, Joe Black, Jaxson James, Jason Kincaid, Caleb Konley, Joe Keys, Brandon Scott, Jordan Kage, Sean Denny, Raphael King, Matt Sigmon, Axton Ray and Elliott Russell to crown the first AML Wrestling Presitage champion.  "Brutal" Bob Evans vs. Kevin Dixon.  "King" Shane Williams defends the AML Wrestling Heavyweight championship against Wildman Kongo.  The venue is located at 401 Taylor Avenue.  Tickets are $10 adult general admission and free general admission for children under 11.  Doors open at 3:00 PM and bell time is at 4:00.  

ROH Best in the World Breakdown

From Jeff Richards:


CONCORD (NC) -- Ring of Honor (ROH) Wrestling got a late start last Friday night (9pm on 6/24) but provided some clues as to the direction the company is headed. With stars leaving in carloads (Cedric Alexander in May, Roderick Strong in June), ROH needed a stop-gap show to promise its audience a "don't go anywhere" future. Some matches delivered; others ran their usual course.

In that aspect, ROH did not lose steam but may not have picked up any new fans either. No titles changed hands, and the only surprises to show up were an 80's throwback, Kevin Sullivan, and a New Japan lion, Jay White. A new faction was formed (The Cabinet) gathering Caprice Coleman and the All Night Express (Kenny King/Rhett Titus). Kamaitachi appeared to have joined The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian), allowing ROH's World Tag Team Champions to keep their belts.

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment News and Notes

From Larry Goodman:

AWE has signed a deal with Highspots for distribution of DVDS from the Season 2 events and downloads of individual episodes. The company also has an ongoing promotional deal with Skyy Vodka.

The Season 2 Finale on July 17 at Fanatics Arena has Sami Callihan vs Martin Stone. -- winner faces the Georgia Wrestling Crown Champion on August 7; Jimmy Rave vs. David Starr vs. Owen Knight vs. Adrian Armour for the GWC Championship; Kraken gets the first shot at Team IOU for the AWE Tag Titles. The winner of that match faces Death by Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn) at Season 3 Premier-Part 1; Former partners Aaron Epic and Sugar Dunkertron collide in an I Quit Match, The company crowns the first Queen of Roar and Jake Manning debuts.

Peach State Pandemonium Archive Online

Thursday’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Mike Norris, Jay West, Bobby Simmons & Jerry Oates took a look at gimmick matches.

Click here for the archive

CWF Mid-Atlantic Television from June 22

Episode 58

June 25 Birthdays and Memoriams

Layla celebrates a birthday today.

Mike Romano died at the age of 36 on this day in 1936, and Harry Elliott was 101 when he passed in 2006. El Scorpio passed away at 57 in 2010.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Carolina News, Notes & Analysis

From Jeff Richards:

And JUSTICE for ALL -- CWF Mid-Atlantic's "Absolute Justice" saw title changes, surprising wins and newcomers debuting. In the main event, Trevor Lee submitted Andrew Everett after 39 minutes of high-flying, technical expertise. Nick Richards may have finally closed the door on his lengthy feud with Kamakazi Kid in a Last Man Standing Match. Aric Andrews escaped with the CWF Worldwide TV Title in his challenge to Smith Garrett (Chet Sterling was also in this bout). Big upset in the opener as Coach Gemini's newest find, Mace Maeda, captured the RGL Championship in a four-way contest. Jesse Adler was the champion coming in but not going out. Randy Hedrick was there to catch all this excitement.

Another title change occurred when Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary won the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship. The team they defeated, "Ace" Arik Royal & "Assassin" Ray Kandrack, had been long-standing titleholders. It was Biggs' first CWF title win of any sort. Of course, Snooty Fox was there, and he disposed of everybody's thorn in their side, Ethan Alexander Sharpe. Finally, White Mike won a CWF Mid-Atlantic match, surviving his own open challenge gauntlet-style affair. Him was one of his foes. Not them, just Him. And there are now two Number Men. If you look back at CWF's history, "two" does not do that number justice.

Three The Hard Way Archive Online

From GWH News:

Woody and Hankins are joined by Cyrus The Destroyer and Geter.

X Wrestling in Miami on June 25

From GWH News:

X Wrestling will be at the Polish American Club in Miami, FL on June 25.  The venue is located at 1250 NW 22nd Avenue.  Tickets are $15 ringside, $10 adult general admission and $5 children under 13 general admission.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

Why We Wrestle in Cornelia on June 25

From GWH News:

Why We Wrestle will be at The Church in Cornelia, GA on June 25.  Advertised:  Slim J vs. Anthony Henry (w/Amber Young) to determine the #1 contender for the WWW Heavyweight championship.  Stryknyn vs. "Hit for Hire" Bobby Moore in a bounty match.  The Bruiserweights (John Skyler & Corey Hollis) vs. The Monarchy (Prince Apollo & "The Empbruh" Black Baron.  "The People's Captain" Gunner Miller (w/Jeff G Bailey) vs. Kyle Matthews.  The Lynch Mob (Matt Lynch & Joey Lynch) vs. "Wild" Billy Buck & "New Age Enforcer" James Drake in a WWW Tag Team championship tournament semi-final match.  Elijah Evans IV vs. Trever Aeon.  The venue is located at 4236 Level Grove Road.  Tickets are $10 and free for children under 6.  Doors open at 7:30 PM and bell time is at 8:05.

Universal Independent Wrestling in Buchanan on June 25

From GWH News:

Universal Independent Wrestling will be at the Haralson County Rec Gym in Buchanan, GA on June 25.  Advertised"  "The No Pain Train" Iceberg vs. "The Butcher" Bobby Hayes.  Also advertised are the Sound & the Fury (William Huckaby & Joe Black), Kacee Carlisle, "The Urban Legend" Murder One, Adrian Armour, Sylar Cross (w/Mathias Darkthorne), Priscilla Kelly.  The venue is located at 1799 Macedonia Church Road.  Tickets are $10 and free for children under 6.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.

United States Wrestling Alliance in Jacksonville on June 25

From GWH News:

United States Wrestling Alliance will be at the Maxwell Snyder Armory in Jacksonville, FL on June 25.  Advertised:  "The Tyrant" Dagon Briggs defends the USWA Heavyweight championship against Kory Chavis in a no time limits best 2 out of 3 falls.  Jon Davis defends the USWA Elite championship in a triple threat match against Martin Stone and Kameron Kade.  The Circle of Disrespect (Francisco Ciatso & Simon Sez)(w/Stormie Lee) defends the USWA Tag Team championships against The Dreamboats (Rex Bacchus & Ace Andrews).  Angel Rose vs. Brandi Lauren.  Also advertised are Aaron Epic, Tommy Sweets, Chance Champion, Johnny Nixx, Beastly Brody.  The venue is located at 9900 Normandy Boulevard.  Tickets are $20 adult VIP, $15 children under 12 VIP, $15 adult ringside, $10 children under 12 ringside, $10 adult general admission and $5 children under 12 general admission.  Bell time is at 7:30 PM.

Ultimate Extreme Wrestling in East Ridge on June 25

From GWH News:

Ultimate Extreme Wrestling will be at the UEW Arena in East Ridge, TN on June 25.  Advertised:  Chase Jordan, Brandon Collins, Johnny Viper, Ben Thrasher, Menace, Ray Fury.  The venue is located at 410 Scruggs Road.  Tickets are $7 adults and $3 children.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00.

Ring of Honor in Concord on June 25

From GWH News:

Ring of Honor will be at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC on June 25 for a TV taping.  Advertised:  Kyle O'Reilly vs. the winner of the Jay Lethal/Jay Briscoe Best in the World PPV match.  "Pro Wrestling's Last Real Man" Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. the winner of the Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)/Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelly & Chris Sabin) Best in the World PPV match.  The Briscoes (Mark Briscoe & Jay Briscoe) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson).  Jay White vs. Kamaitachi.  Dalton Castle (w/The Boys) vs. Roderick Strong.  Also advertised are Taeler Hendrix, Mandy Leon, Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, ACH, Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana), Caprice Coleman, All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King), Jason Kincaid, Cheeseburger, Will Ferrara.  The venue is located at 4751 NC-49.  Doors open at 4:30 PM, pre show starts at 5:30 and bell time is at 6:00.

Renegade Championship Wrestling in Chatsworth on June 25

From GWH News:

Renegade Championship Wrestling will be at the RCW Arena in Chatsworth, GA on June 25.  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.

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling in Dulac on June 25

From GWH News:

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling will be at the Grand Caillou Rec Center in Dulac, LA on June 25.  Advertised:  "The Mythan Warrior" Anthony, "Battleborn" John Saxon, "Redd Dogg" Rodney Mack, Americos, Purple Haze, Stan Sweetan, Blade Boudreaux.  The venue is located at 106 Badou Drive.  Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 balcony.  Bell time is at 7:00 PM.

Mountain Championship Wrestling in Pikeville on June 25

From GWH News:

Mountain Championship Wrestling will be at the MCW Arena in Pikeville, TN on June 25.  Advertised:  Damien Wayne defends the AIWF World Heavyweight championship against Shannon Hayes.  Big Heavy defends the MCW Heavyweight championship against Sgt Claymore.  Armed Forces vs. Team Nightmare (w/Steve Dave) in an anything goes match.  Chase Stevens vs. Brian Rivers.  Gunner vs. Josh Frozt.  Rock-C vs. Rebel vs. Angelina Love in a triple threat match.  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.

Georgia Premier Wrestling in Jasper on June 25

From GWH News:

Georgia Premier Wrestling will be at National Title Pawn in Jasper, GA on June 25 for the Community Appreciation Day celebration.  The venue is located at 1945 Highway 53 West.  The celebration begins at 10:00 AM and the first set of wrestling matches start at 10:30.

BANG in Ocala on June 25

From GWH News:

BANG will be at the BANG TV Sound Stage in Ocala, FL on June 25.  The venue is located at 2501 SW 57th Avenue Unit 605.  Tickets are $20.  Doors open at 6:15 PM and bell time is at 7:00.

Championship Wrestling Entertainment Results from Port Saint Lucie on June 12

From GWH News:

Championship Wrestling Entertainment was in Port Saint Lucie, FL on June 12.  Results:  Rachael Ellering defeated Dominque.  Michael Sky vs. Comestic Nova ended in a double count out.  Chico & Rex defeated Taylor & CJ.  Chasyn Rance defeated Barrington Hughes by DQ.  Tech Squad (Mike Monroe & TC Reed) defeated New Blood Rizing.  Zack Monstar defeated Barrington Hughes, Craig Classic and Tyranus in a four way match.

Cruiserweight Classic Results from Winter Park, FL on June 23

Zack Sabre Jr.
From GWH News:

Cruiserweight Classic opening round results from Full Sail University. Gran Metalik (the former Mascara Dorada) beat Alejandro Saez; Ho Ho Lun beat Daivari; Cedric Alexander beat Clement Petiot; The Brian Kendrick beat Raul Mendoza; Tajiri beat Damian Slater via buzzsaw kick; TJP beat Da Mack; Lince Dorado beat Mustafa Ali; Akira Tozawa beat Kenneth Johnson; Zack Sabre Jr beat Tyson Dux; Drew Gulak beat Harv Sihra; Tony Nese beat Anthony Bennett; Kota Ibushi beat Sean Manuda; Rich Swann beat Jason Lee'; Noam Dar beat Gurv Sihra via leglock submission; Jack Gallagher beat Fabian Aichner; Johnny Gargano beat Tommaso Ciampa in the match of the night.

June 24 Birthdays and Memoriams

Tom Lister (a/k/a Zeus) and Adam Pearce celebrate birthdays today.

Natie Brown died at the age of 81 on this day in 1991. Although his body would not be discovered until the following day, an autopsy determined that Chris Benoit committed suicide at the age of 40 on this day in 2007, having taken the lives of his wife Nancy and son Daniel over the same weekend. Biff Wellington was also found dead in his home on the same day, at 42, but it is believed he may have passed a day or two before that. Toni Adams passed away at the age of 45 on this day in 2010, and Cowboy Bradley died at 75 that same day. Jackie Fargo was 85 when he died on this day in 2013.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Carolina News, Notes and Analysis

From Jeff Richards:

NEW MECCA for NC WRESTLING -- In the past, we have talked about Gibsonville (NC) being a wrestling capital for North Carolina. Several groups have come through and run excellent to poorly received shows in Alamance County. Honorable mention has to go to Winston-Salem, NC, where PWX, AML, GFW, USIWF and RWA all have flourished. 

However, there is a new giant which has drawn over 500 in the last two consecutive weekends cumulatively. Fairview, NC is located in Buncombe County (think Asheville). Its 2010 census registered slightly over 2,000 residents. However, wrestling promoters such as Tim Tolar and Norton Lewis have known that western NC has been ripe for shows.

Timing has a lot to do with it, in that if someone is running against a Bel Chere or in the snowy winter, prepare to lose your a**. However, if you build a rapport with a fanbase and provide quality match-ups, those fans will reward you with attendance. That is currently happening in Fairview.