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Indy Mayhem Show On Location: Frightmare

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Katie Dudders chats with Chikara’s Frightmare about Cleveland, traveling, making weight, fighting Rory Gulak, teaming again with Ophidian, and more!

All interviews from back stage at Welterweight Wrestling 3.  Check out more at www.welterweightwrestling.com and pick up Digital Downloads of past events on IndyWrestling.us!

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Around the Indys: Double Dare!

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Ladies and gentlemen!

 

Welcome to another fantastic edition of another fantastic week of fantastic independent professional wrestling. It is time to take the sweet, sweet trip around Bobby Fishland to The Big Guy Hotel crossing RJ City and right into Around the Indys!

 

First, let’s hit Ohio, shall we? No, not physically. However, Absolute Intense Wrestling had their 2-Day Star-Studded Tag Team Tournament last Saturday with a Who’s Who list of individuals. To Infinity And Beyond (Cheech and Colin Delaney), The Jolleyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers and T-Money), Twrrk Team (Marti Belle and Ray Lyn), Weird World (Alex Kellar and Evan Adams), Massage NV (Dorian Graves and VSK), Matt Riddle and Tracy Williams, EYFBO (Angel Ortiz and Mike Draztik), Brian Carson and Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham, Team IOU (Kerry Awful and Nick Iggy), Ninja Elite Squad (Facade and Flip Kendrick), Gringo Loco and Steve Pain, The Headhunters, Eric Ryan and Lucky 13, The Full Blooded Italians (Little Guido and Tracy Smothers), and FRIGGIN’ CRYME TYME! WOW! That’s a lot and that’s a lot to fit into two days of action, and they did.

The Winners of Double Dare became the holders of the Vacant AIW Tag Team titles and it came down to Gringo Loco and Steve Pain v. The Jollyville Fuck-Its with Loco and Pain taking the Double Dare crown AND the AIW Tag Team championship.

Let’s go east into Clearfield, PA where the International Wrestling Cartel had their annual Clearfield Carnage (Kinda glad it’s not called Cataclysm anymore) and it featured a main event for the IWC Super Indy title as Chris LeRusso successfully defended his title against IWC mainstay Gory.

 

Also, three Pittsburgh-area giants in IWC took home wins as Wardlow defeated Santana Diamonds, Bulk Nasty beat Matt Conard and Jimmy Vegas bested another pretty damn good young brawler, Shane InYaFace.

 

For ALL of your IWC needs, be sure to check out the entire section right here at IndyWrestling.US. Here you can find Clearfield Carnage, Clearfield Cataclysm, Caged Fury, Super Indy and EVERYTHING ELSE.

FURTHER EAST?! SURE!

 

Let’s hit Chikara, shall we?! We shall! I love Chikara because, well, it’s an amazing company that EMBRACES social media (see: surprisingly putting their entire show on Facebook Live for everyone to see and Free Match Mondays) and on the 5th of November, Chikara had TWO events in ONE NIGHT! They’re insane over there at Chikara, I must say. Fighting ants, ,frogs, toilet demons, Nazmaldun, Chuck Taylor and Chuck Taylor…it’s crazy.

 

The day started off with Counting Backwards (which was live-streamed on Chikaratopia) and the main event that would sell out any indy arena, as Juan Francisco de Coronado upsetting the world against world traveler, Zach Sabre Jr with the Coronado Clutch in a 22-minute masterpiece. It made Joey Styles, someone who has been in this business even longer than I have, say THIS:

Also, Chuck Taylor and DUSTIN! (FNA Chuck Taylor) defeated The Closers (Caprice and Roland), the Sea Stars (Exo and Vox) and N_R_G (Jaxon and Rockwell) to gain THREE POINTS to challenge for the Championes de Parejas.

 

Hermit Crab came up a little bit short to gain the Young Lion’s Cup from the Estonian Thunderfrog and Drew Gulak defeated Lucas Calhoun only to have Gulak, The Legal Eagle himself, giving Calhoun one more chance, only to lose in 2 minutes to That Ol’ Juke Joint.

 

Then the very same night, another show happened in the same location. “Like Phantoms, Forever” took place and featured the Grand Champion of Chikara, Hallowicked, successfully defending his championship against Ophidian.

 

And Wani, one of my new favorite wrestlers, defeated Oleg The Usurper, The Ants and HeXed Men ended abruptly in a double DQ when Soldier Ant’s antenna and Frightmare’s mask ripped.

 

Also, Princess Kimber Lee defeated Max Smashmaster after a Superplex off the second rope and pins him with the Alligator clutch.

WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME RIGHT HERE! ARROOOOOUND THE INDYS!

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Around The Indies: Road Trip!

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Welcome boys and girls! I’m glad you can come along on this journey around the weekend of fun and memories that happened last week in THIS WEEK Around the Indies. So, today we’re going to do something different. I like themes. Themes keeps me on the right track and, well, tonight is no different. We are going to start on the east coast and end right over on the west coast, strap in tight, grab some snacks and hopefully you’ve gone before we start because there’s no stopping until we’re done with our indy wrestling road trip, this week on AROUND THE INDYS!

 

Let’s start in Haverville, Massachusetts where Chikara had one day filled with TWO, count ’em TWOOOOO, fun filled events. The matinee was called Cruise Control and featured a main event that, let’s be real here…is all awesome. I mean, when you have the Batiri going up against The Osirian Portal and that match, in a matinee show, AND IT WENT TWENTY FOUR MINUTES you know that the show is going to be good. In that match, Amasis and Ophidian defeated the duo of Nazmaldun, Kodama and Obariyon, in the main event. The Osirian Portal is, by far, one of my favorite tag teams and it’s a shame that those two guys don’t get more looks, but honestly…they don’t need looks, it looks like they’re still having a darn good time doing it.

 

In other matches during Cruise Control, the night started off grand for Nazmaldun as both Jigsaw (Missile Assault Man) and Icarus (Silver Ant) picked up wins. Los Ice Creams defeated Rick Roland and Sloan Caprice in an entertaining bout, as well. I mean, if it was anything like this promo hyping the match, it was really interesting.

After that, a couple hours passed and, well, they were BACK in Haverhill, Mass for Judgement Day and the best Chikara Grand Champion in history (he is the only two-time winner of the title, so obviously he is) Hallowicked successfully defended his Grand Championship against the highly talented Heidi Lovelace. After KOT, I’ve grown soooo much on both of these two competitors and, honestly, why wouldn’t I? Hallowicked is, by far, hitting his prime and Heidi is skyrocketing and she’s getting the recognition that she deserves at not only one of the top Chikara talents or women talents, but one of the best talents anywhere in any federation, big or small.

#WaniWrestling returned as he opened Judgement Day defeating Officer Warren Barksdale. Mark Angelosetti (one of the top young talents in Chikara) pulled off a HUGE upset against Fire Ant and The Big Deal (formerly known as Hornswoggle) defeated Chuck Taylor (TM) (I’m still waiting for my copy of Dinner For You, Chucky T. I know you can hear me!).

Let’s go from Massachusetts to Merrionette Park and Berwyn, Illinois as AAW kicked off their 16-Wrestler Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament which featured a plethora of talent from throughout the world of Indy wrestling. Chuck Taylor (not to be confused with Chuck Taylor TM), Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett, Silas Young, ACH, Brian Cage, Zack Sabre Jr., Colt Cabana, Prince Mustafa Ali, Ethan Page, Jeff Cobb, Drew Gulak, Fenix, AR Fox, Chris Hero and Kongo Kong! That’s amazing talent all in one place all for one goal.

 

And Chris Hero took the crown as he defeated Kongo Kong, Mat Fitchett, Prince Mustafa Ali AND Zack Sabre Jr. (Who defeated ACH in the Semis…I want to watch that match just so I can watch that match because I want to watch that match because…that match!) to take the crown in Night #2.

 

In a weird match, the AAW Title was put on the line in a Tag Team Match on Night #2, as Pentagon Jr. and Fenix (Let that sink in for a minute) put up Pentagon Jr’s title and Fenix’s mask against Jake Crist’s career and Sami Callihan’s hair. Sami, however, pulled off the upset by pinning Fenix to win the AAW Championship for the second time.

 

And finally, let’s end this in Cali. Covina, California, to be exact. And this was sent in by one of our fans Trey Garcia. This is Sabotage Wrestling and the main event featured a AAA Reina de Reinas title defense as Taya Valkyrie successfully defended her championship against Thunder Rosa. Kairi Hojo and Yoko Bito defeated Kaitlin Diamond and Kat Von Haez, The Twisted Sisters (Holidead and Thunder Rosa) defended their Vendetta Pro Tag Title against El Mariachi Loco and Lil Cholo. Sage Sin defeated Keneisha Moon and Ray Lynn in a 3-Way Match, Delilah Doom defeated Desi De Rata, and Raze & Shotzi Blackheart defeated Christi Jayne and Safari Reign.

 

OH! And before I go, I might as well reiterate what everyone and their mother (if their mother watches indy wrestling). SOMEONE! ANYONE! SIGN JOSH ALEXANDER! SERIOUSLY! Are you out of your mind? WWE, this guy fits BOTH of the minds that control WWE creative! Vince loves big brawler guys that, well, is big, looks good. Also, it fits Triple H’s profile as a big name, top young talent from the Independents. Just sign him already! Please!

 

If you or your mother was at an indy show and would like me to cover whatever happens there, please e-mail me at Goodtimes@WrestlingMayhemShow.com with the title “Rizz, Talk About This Indy Show!” and who knows? I just might. Until next time…