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Indy Mayhem Show 148: David Starr

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David Starr chats with us about his career, defending Germany’s WXW Shotgun championship, including facing Keith Lee later that evening, why it’s important to have your own web presence in your career and more!

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Around The Indys – IWC Reloaded,PWM Looks Like We Made It,C4 Fire Walk With Me

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So, I partook in a month’s hiatus but, hey? It’s time to get back on my high horse and ride off into the new year with a new vigor, a new motivation and a new lease on life. Starting my first full year of being the writer of Around the Indy’s I have an obligation to show you The. Very. Best. professional wrestling that you may or may not have heard of. I mean, here you are…sitting there…waiting for me to show some flippy moves and some names that you don’t know so that you know and here I am just waiting for you. WAITING TO SHOW YOU THE GREATEST THAT WRESTLING HAS TO OFFER FOR THE WEEK!

…But first, I partook in a live event last Saturday night and, well, saw a grown man defend his International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) championship against a random opponent and was entertained to the brink when it turned out to be….T-Rex.

“Now, who the hell is T-Rex? Why the hell are you telling me this? I never heard of T-Rex, he seems like a douchebag.” Well, first off…I agree. I mean, the poor bastard didn’t even come out afterwards for an autograph signing or anything. Secondly, he was an actual T-Rex.

I friggin’ love wrestling.

Anyways, the first stop on my neverending trip is to the northern border (and, probably, not one that will be covered by a jumbo wall that we’re going to pay for) and to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in C4’s Twin Peaks inspired “Fire Walk With Me”.

This card was headlined by FOUR championship matches, FOUR!

Due to an injury to Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett had to pick a new partner and chose Lucha Underground’s own Jack Evans to defend their C4 Tag Team Championships against High ‘n Mighty (Johnathan Rukin and Velvet Jones). Honestly, I would love to see more of an Everett/Evans tag team…because those men have created a name for themselves of doing totally insane stuff in that ring.

C4 Wrestling’s Fire Walk With Me January 21st, 2017 EVIL UNO vs. VIKING #c4wrestling @c4wrestling

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And as you can see, Evil Uno walked away with the C4 Underground Championship in a bloody battle! I’ve always loved Super Smash Bros. and really enjoy the heel that Evil Uno has become and would really love to seem him in other places around the United States, because that’s a talent that we need more of. Especially this new…Evil…side of Uno.

 

In C4, the wXw Shotgun Championship was successfully defended by David Starr against Tyson Dux (two of the rising stars of 2017 and names that you should/will know) and, also, in the main event featured Mathieu St. Jacques and Joey Janela fight over the C4 championship, with MSJ coming out on top.

 

Side note: One of my resolutions is to get a passport JUST SO I CAN SEE CANADIAN WRESTLING. Is that wrong? That’s wrong, right? That’s wrong.

Anyways, let us go to the states! The good U.S. of A! Ol’ Glory n’ such! Oh shit, we’re going to New Jersey, aren’t we? You bet we are! Pro Wrestling Magic looked like it was magic as heck with their very musical Looks Like We Made It show (and they did, if they’re on Around the Indy’s).

 

 

One of the weirdest title names I’ve seen in wrestling, The Dark Arts Championship was successfully defended by Everett Cross in a Four Way which featured Sean Maluta, Pinkie Sanchez and (another name that you all should know) Lio Rush.

 

Also, the PMW Women’s championship was successfully defended by Sonya Strong against the equally-talented Thunder Rosa!

 

IT ALSO HAD A TITLE CHANGE! WOO! The PMW’s Championship changed hands from Ricky Martinez to EC Negro! It was so good that it helped EC Negro become Indy Power Ranking’s People’s Champion. So congrats FOR UNLOCKING THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM! (No, seriously, he unlocked a box and became champion. Cool things are happening there).

 

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Around The Indys (8/28/2016)

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A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.

Welcome back to the show that never ends! It’s time to travel all around those Indys! Let’s begin, shall we?

In North East Wrestling (NEW), they continued their Wrestling Under the Stars tour in Pittsfield, Mass. Jushin Thunder Liger and Mandy Leon were also teamed up (not sure who they fought, if you have any idea please leave a comment below or on Twitter). It also saw #BROKEN Matt Hardy defeat the Vinny Marseglia, Cody Rhodes defeating Mike Bennett, Jeff Hardy defeating Brian Anthony, and Jerry Lawler taking out “The Man Scout” Jake Manning.

In other NEW news, they had another Wrestling Under The Stars night and this time it happened in Wappingers Falls, New York the very next night. Featured a couple of dream matches that lived up to the hype with Matt Hardy (with Senor Benjamin and Reby Sky) defeating Sami Callihan, Jerry Lawler defeating The Brooklyn Brawler, and Jeff Hardy defeating Jushin Thunder Liger. And was main evented, MAIN EVENTED, by Cody Rhodes defeating Kurt Angle.

 

Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW)  had their Against The World event in Cleveland, OH and had Raymond Rowe defeating Tommy End in an all out war. Sadly, Facade v. Teddy Hart ended tragically when Teddy suffered what is being called a broken ankle during the match. We wish him a speedy recovery.

It also featured a star-studded lineup, a who’s who of stars. Louis Lyndon defeating Shawn Shultz, Brittsburgh’s own Britt Baker defeating Crazy Mary Dobson, Eddie Kingston defeating Shigehiro Irie, BJ Whitmer over Jimmy Wang Yang (which I’m saddened to know that the Jimmy Wang Yang Party Bus was a state away and I wasn’t aware of it). Finally there were two successful title defenses as Alex Daniels defeated Laredo Kid, Matt Cross and Triton to defend his Intense Title and Josh Prohibition defeated Nate Webb to defend his AIW Absolute championship.

Beyond Wrestling (which, by the way, has an amazing name for a website) had one of the best names for an independent show in their “Battle of Who Could Care Less” which featured CWC’s own Drew Gulak opening up picking up a victory against Dave Cole.

In other matches, David Starr defeated Eddie Edwards, LuFisto defeated Alexxis, Jordynne Grace and Veda Scott. Jonathan Gresham defeated Tracy Wiliams and Donovan Dijak defeated Tommy End.

Finally, Renegade Wrestling Alliance had their Aggression show at West Newton, PA on Saturday and was amazing. It featured and amazing main event match between Sonjay Dutt and RWA World Champion Shane Andrews and was a fast-paced, action-packed main event that you would come to expect when it comes from those two. Also, Super Hentai and Bobby Shields defeated Generation Dead (G-Raver and Gory). Expect that to come out on Sorgatron Media’s Digital Download soon.

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Around The Indys (3/28/16)

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A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.

Combat Zone Wrestling held its “Dojo Wars Mega Event 2″ Friday in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. In the main event, Brittany Blake defended the CZW Medal Of Valor Title against YUTA in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Match. Also, Drew Gulak defeated The Preacher.

Saturday, Combat Zone Wrestling held its “Proving Ground” event. In the main event, Matt Tremont defended the CZW World Heavyweight Title against Devon Moore in a Barbed Wire Boards & Taipei Death Match.

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Around The Indys (12/14/15)

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A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla held its “All Star Weekend” in Reseda, California. The main event Friday night was Roderick Strong defending the PWG World Title against Matt Sydal. Also, The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) defended the PWG Tag Team Title against Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa and Kenny Omega defeated Mike Bailey.

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Around The Indys (12/7/15)

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A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.

CHIKARA held its Season 15 finale, entitled “Top Banana”, Saturday in Philadelphia. The night ended with Kimber Lee defeating Hallowicked to win the CHIKARA Grand Title.

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Around The Indys (11/9/15)

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A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”

EVOLVE held two events over the weekend. “EVOLVE 51″ was Friday in Ybor City, Florida. In the main event, Timothy Thatcher defended the EVOLVE Title against Johnny Gargano. Also, T.J. Perkins defeated Anthony Nese, Matt Riddle defeated Drew Gulak and Drew Galloway defeated Caleb Konley.

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