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Indy Mayhem Show 161: Dave Kich and Britt Baker

Indy Mayhem Show 161: Dave Kich and Britt Baker

Backstage at IWC Night of the Superstars 6 in Meadville, PA as we catch up with IWC ring announcer Dave Kich about how he got into the biz and working with the promotion, and we catch up again with IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker shortly after her WrestleMania weekend in Orlando!

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Trey Reviews: IWC Sixteen!

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Trey Garcia is a pro wrestling blogger that focuses on the greater Pittsburgh scene and women’s wrestling.  Check out his blog at Breaking Treyfabe.

 

Was unable to make it out to International Wrestling Cartel’s IWC Sixteen event, but thanks to our pals at Sorgatron Media, I am able to do a quick DVD review of the event for you all.

 

  • On commentary the first few matches is manager BC Steele and Joe Dombrowski.  Dombrowski is always good to have on commentary for anyone who is not familiar with the history of IWC.  On this DVD in particular I was able to learn all sorts of things I’ve never learned, having only been watching IWC for the past three years.
  • In the opening match Jack Pollock defeated Suge D via pin….it took Pollock’s stablemates RC Dupree and Jaxon Argos holding Suge D’s legs for Pollock to get the victory, nice fast paced opening match.
  • Next out was J Rocc who took the microphone and gave a good history lesson of IWC before issuing an open challenge.
  • Jami Jameson and Marshall the Bull came out and attacked J Rocc until Shane InYaFace arrived for the save….this turned it into a tag match of J Rocc and Shane vs. Jameson and Marshall.  Jameson gets a rollup on Shane for the pin in a great match which saw Air J Rocc and Air Shane
  • J Rocc blows up after the loss and leaves the ring.
  • Marshall took the microphone (seasoned IWC vets got solid mic time at this anniversary event) and gave a good speech to Shane and Jami in regards to being part of the future of IWC.  Marshall then chose Jami as his partner until he retires, causing Jami to clothesline Shane.  Perhaps this sets up a future match between Shane and Jami down the line which would be fantastic.
  • In a four way tag team scramble, it was The Upper Echelon vs Team Storm vs Remy Lavey and Keith Haught vs The Mega Plowers.
  • Suge D was now on commentary for this match, replacing BC Steele.  As an aside I’d like to mention that the ring announcers were the always on point Big D Dave Kich and the young announcing superstar discovered by Dan Hooven, Nick Lendl.
  • Dombrowski admitted during this match that he never gets invited to IWC promoter Justin Plummer’s production meetings.
  • A lot happened during this match, some highlights
    • Samson countered Argos’ JaXon Five move with the Dab Elbow
    • The Sexy Talented Dude’s came out to brawl for a bit, probably upset they weren’t in this match
    • JaXon got tossed around by just about everyone
    • Air Jock returned to the Court Time Sports Center and I’ve never been so happy
    • Magnum CK of the Plowers powerbombed Colby Redd of the Echelon for the pin

 

  • Next up was the Super Indy title match of Big League John McChesney w/Dan Hooven vs champion Chris LeRusso w/Bulk Nasty and BC Steele – lots going on in this match as well, some highlights include
    • Bulk creamed Hooven outside the ring after Hooven broke up an illegal LeRusso pin attempt
    • Superplex off the top rope by Big League
    • Bc and Bulk break up a McChesney pin attempt, Hooven low blows Steele, Mcchesney superkicked Bulk but then LeRusso superkicked McChesney
    • After four consecutive two counts between the both, LeRusso with a schoolboy and he holds onto the middle rope to get the pin on McChesney
    • Big league demands a rematch with LeRusso with a competent referee

 

  • In an IWC Tag Team championship match, it was champions The Fraternity vs Flippin Ain’t Easy – Gory and Facade
  • Facade and Gory entered the ring swinging down from the rafters – per commentary they are former IWC tag champs, the second longest reign of tag champs in IWC history
  • BC Steele was back on commentary
  • Some highlights of the tag match
    • Facade with a nice tightrope walk
    • Facade seemed to lose his footing and landed wrong on a few of his high flying maneuver attempts, I’m wondering if perhaps The Fraternity sabotaged the ropes by greasing them up with beer or some other substance
    • Facade and Gory tried the Buddy Moonsault but had alcohol thrown in their eyes by Channing Decker, so Trent Gibson got the pin on Facade to retain their titles
    • After the match the Hardy’s appeared on the big screen and cut a promo on the Fraternity, reminding them that they would be seeing them at IWC’s Night of the Superstars

 

  • Justin Plummer came out with the microphone to announce Ricky Steamboat as the guest referee of the McChesney vs LeRusso rematch at Night of the Superstars

 

  • Matthew Justice then took on Andrew Palace
    • Palace hit a suicide dive outside the ring pushing Justice into the rails
    • Justice tried for a bare knee strike but Palace able to land his hernia driver for the pin
    • Plummer came out and named Palace the #1 contender to IWC heavyweight title, but this announcement was interrupted though by Team Storm, so this set up a #1 contender’s match at High Stakes between Pollock and Palace

 

  • A returning IWC alumni Dylan Bostic w/Justin Labar took on RJ City next
    • Good promo before the match where RJ said Labar is Bostic’s pervert uncle, and he may be on to something here
    • Double low bows by both anti heroes, followed by double eye pokes – if you like heel vs heel matches this is as good a one as there is
    • Finally, RJ hits his Knee Arthur move for the win

 

  • In the main event Wardlow w/Justin Labar defended his IWC Heavyweight title vs DJ Z
    • Labar found himself ejected from ringside early on
    • The action made it outside the ring, Wardlow dropped Z on chairs, dudes were just killing one another
    • DJ Z got his knees up to stop Wardlow’s senton attempt
    • DJ Z nailed a top rope hurricanrana but that was still not enough to put down the beast Wardlow
    • Wardlow finally landed a middle rope Wardlow Driver to get a clean pin and retain in what was the match of the night

 

  • After the match Wardlow tried to break Z’s arm, which led to Facade and Gory coming in for the save.  The Fraternity then came out to assist Wardlow but then IWC Icon Jimmy Demarco hit the ring for the final save
  • This left four IWC legends in the ring to end the huge anniversary show:  Jimmy Demarco, Facade, Gory, and DJ Z
  • Overall this was an amazing show – with the talent bringing it in every single match.  That being said, while some cards you may be able to download a few matches and skip some of the filler – this is one card you’ll want to purchase as a whole show and watch from start to finish – as it gives you quality match after quality match, as well as commentary teams that help fill in the gaps of IWC history you may not be aware of

 

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Indy Mayhem Show 160: The Mega Plowers

The Mega Plowers - Magnum CK and Jock Samson

This week Jock Samson returns to the show with his Mega Plowers partner Magnum CK!  We talk about their teamwork, watching football, Magnum CK’s path to wrestling and much more from back stage at IWC Night of the Superstars 6 in Meadville, PA!

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Trey’s Women’s Wrestling Roundabout: Sabotage Edition

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Coming up next weekend, Sabotage Wrestling, a primarily women’s wrestling federation formed in 2016, will be hosting their third show – this time in Austin, Texas.

I wanted to take this column to talk Sabotage and women’s wrestling with Sabotage promoter Brian Cervantes.

Trey: Brian, thanks for taking the time to sit down with me – I got into Sabotage once I heard friend of the column Ray Lyn had wrestling at your first event. Ray Lyn was a huge favorite of myself and many others during her time in Western Pennsylvania – so first off a shout out to her.

That being said, tell me a little bit about how you feel your debut event in October of 2016 went? – some great talent on that card including such hot up and coming talent like Raze, Shotzi Blackheart, Delilah Doom, Sage Sin, Ray Lyn, Thunder Rosa, Holidead, Heather Monroe, and perhaps one of the top unsigned wrestlers out there – Taya Valkyrie.

Brian: The first Sabotage event was pretty special since we had a little over a month to get the whole thing together. We were very fortunate to get some of the talent that we did having women from Japan, Mexico, and Canada which made it very special. We were also very happy with how all the matches turned out for the show considering all the matches where first time match ups.

Trey: Your next event had a unique tournament to crown the first Sabotage champion – which was won by Delilah Doom (it seems that Delilah and Shotzi are picking up all the women’s titles these days) – that event got even more coverage and with a champion selected further established your brand.

Brian: Yes the tournament was a random drawing of a group of 4 women and then we let the fans decide who would be the teams. So some of the pairings were pretty odd, and a lot of the teams ended up coming up with Tag Team names for themselves. (DoomBuggy, RazeCray) The first two rounds where Tag Matches and the final round being a fatal 4 way for the Sabotage Title. We felt we needed a Title to help establish ourselves. Having Delilah win the title was pretty special and since then she has been on a roll and picking up other titles.

Trey: Now you are taking your federation on the road, all the way to Austin, Texas (coincidentally, it seems that both you and myself are from Texas) – outside of it being our home state – why Texas? Was this just a way for you to expense off some Whataburgers?

Brian: No it’s not about getting to eat some Whataburgers but I’m sure I’ll get a few. The biggest reason for Texas is to expand the brand and more Importantly is to get the women more exposure and introduce them to new areas and hope that gets them seen by more promoters who will end up getting them more work. I have stated this many times that I feel that women West of the Mississippi don’t get noticed or get quite as much exposure as the women on the East Coast. What better way to help with that than then to travel. Our first show we had 3 women from Texas on our show and most of our fans in California had never heard of them and now they talk about them all the time. Now we want to do the same for the women in California for Texas. It’s all about helping all of the women working for Sabotage to help expand and grow.

Trey: I’d like to talk about some of the Sabotage 3, “She’s Crafty” matches now….

In a Loser Leaves Twerk match – we have Heather Monroe vs Ray Lyn – I know these two had a twerk off at your second event if I remember correctly – and I’ve seen Ray Lyn wrestle (and twerk) on more than one occasion so my bias is kicking in and I’ve got Ray Lyn winning this one….thoughts?

Brian: This is also a match i am really looking forward to because I think these two have unlimited potential. A very cool story about Ray Lyn is I used to follow her over Social Media and I saw that she was going to make the move out to California but we had already booked our first Sabotage show. I told her you should come out to the show and check it out and she came and I ended up using her in a match and she has been a part of Sabotage ever since. So like they say show up and always bring your gear and you never know what can happen. As far as a winner goes for this match up it’s to close to call for me.

Trey: Shotzi Blackheart – who again seems to be collecting titles everywhere – faces a very game Kat Green – do you think this match cements one of these women as the #1 contender to the Sabotage title?

Brian: Yes Shotzi Blackheart is on a roll with her currently holding the Phoenix of Rise Title, Easy Bay Pro Women’s Title, and the Lady Luck Gold Rush Title. It would appear that she is Unstoppable at the moment. However I’m sure Kat Green who is coming back from Injury recently has something to say about that. I have also been following Kat Green’s journey for a few years now and seen her struggle and I know she would like nothing better than to put herself as being the one that everybody is talking about. The best way for her to do that is stop Shotzi and have everybody talking about her then. I’m sure who ever comes out on top of this match up will most likely put themselves in that #1 Contender’s conversation.

twistedTrey: In an intergender tag team match I see you got Holidead and Thunder Rosa aka the Twisted Sisterz taking on Extra Talented-ed – I definitely think the Sisterz are a tag team that can take on men or women and always stand a chance to win and I think you feel the same?

Brian: Yes the Twisted Sisterz don’t care if they face women or men they just want to fight! And this fight is for the New Sabotage Tag Team Championships. These two teams have never faced each other but you would never know that based on their battle over Social Media. This match-up has the potential of stealing the whole show. Extra Talented-Ed having been killing it in Texas and the Twisted Sisterz have been red hot so who knows what’s going to take place in this matchup!

Trey: What is the Weird City Warfare match? I notice some Oklahoma wrestlers like Skylar Slice and Killista Deva that I am familiar with are in this match.

Brian: This is the match i personally am looking forward to the most. We have 9 participants Angel Blue, Christi Jaynes, Allie Kat, Baby D, Skylar Slice, Killista Deva, Phoebe Sf Treat, Ruby Raze, and Kaitlin Diemond. We start the match with two women and then another women will enter every 3 minutes. The only way to eliminate your opponent is by pinfall or submission in the ring. So think Royal Rumble meets Aztec Warfare. This match will depend on the order that the participants enter. Enter 1st and it could take you over 20 minutes to have a chance to even win this match. So this will be a mix of talent as much as being able to just survive. Who ever wins this match will be the New #1 Contender for sure!

Delilah Doom vs Trey: In the main event Erica Torres w/Donovan Troi takes on Delilah Doom. A tough first title defense for Doom to be sure….especially with the scheming Troi at ringside.

Brian: Donovan Troi has been saying for 3 Months that Delilah Doom is not worthy of the Sabotage Championship and he has hand picked someone he refers to as his Queen, Erica Torres to take that belt away from her. I’m sure Delilah would love to shut Donovan up for good and show him and any other doubters that she is more than worthy to hold the title. Erica Torres is someone who is hell bent on making Delilah her loyal servant. So this is a classic battle of good vs evil for sure. I’m hoping that Delilah can stay focused on Erica and not on Donovan Troi because if she is not able to I can see Erica walking out of She’s Crafty with that Heavy Weight Title.

Trey: What is your short term and long term vision for Sabotage?

Brian: Short Term goal is just to expand the brand and introduce as many fans as possible to the great talent that we have here on the West Coast.

Long Term goal is tricky because if we get these women recognized hopefully they get noticed enough and get signed to bigger and better things. I’m sure we have some talent that won’t be available to us for that long. Another goal is to travel to as many cities to expose the talent to as many fans as possible!

I’d like to thank Brian for taking the time to answer these questions and wish him all the luck in building this promotion. For ticket information if you happen to be in the Austin area or traveling to the Austin area this upcoming weekend – you can purchase tickets at this link.

You can follow Sabotage on the following social mediums:
Twitter: @sabotage2016
Facebook: 2016sabotagewrestling
Instagram: sabotagewrestling16

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Indy Mayhem Show 159: Mr Anderson

Mr Ken Anderson - Indy Mayhem Show

We catch up with Mr Ken Anderson at IWC Night of the Superstars 6 in Meadville, PA to talk about his match with RJ City, his The Acadamy: School of Professional Wrestling along with Molly Holly and Shawn Daivari, and the opportunity in professional wrestling between WWE’s multiple properties, developing “Triple H’s WWE” and more!

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Indy Mayhem Show 158: Wrestling with Independence

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Filmmaker Ray Zombie discusses his new film project “Wrestling with Independents” taking a look behind the scenes of independent pro wrestling with the likes of Johnny Mundo, Matt Hardy, video producer for Inspire Pro wrestling, the the the ins and outs of creating an Indiegogo backed production and more!

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Indy Mayhem Show 157: Welterweight Wrestling

Indy Mayhem Show 157: Welterweight Wrestling


We’ve had Joe Dombrowski on the show previously.  This time, he’s back at it putting together a show that we’re getting more and excited about.  He joins us to chat about the upcoming Welterweight Wrestling show, Prime Wrestling, some fun tales from behind the scenes, and more!

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Indy Mayhem Show 156: Ricky Steamboat

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We caught up with WWE Hall of Fame Legend Ricky Steamboat backstage at IWC Night of the Superstars 6 in Meadville, PA where we discuss the record crowd for the annual event, his recent induction speech for Rick Rude including some more of his memories of the Ravishing One, staying active at 64 years old and more!

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Indy Mayhem Show 155: CONQUER Pro Wrestling

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Jason Static of CONQUER Pro Wrestling joins us to talk about how they are bridging the pro wrestling experience with theater and more.

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Indy Mayhem Show 154: Jinx

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Jinx is an International Wrestling Cartel rookie, making her debut this year at Proving Ground.  We talk with her about  being a closet wrestling fan watching shows via YouTube and the internet, pole dance fitness, making the transition from dancer and gymnastics to the wrestling ring – including how she found the IWC wrestling school by dumb luck, and training with Chris LeRusso.

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