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Indy Mayhem Show: Bronco McBride

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We talk with Bronco McBride about meeting a young John Rodin, trainng with Shiima Xion/DJ Z at the Iron City Wrestling Academy, debuting as Blue Collar Slaughterhouse with International Wrestling Cartel – IWC, growing into singles wrestling, and his current feud and tag team championship situation at RWA PRO- Renegade Wrestling Alliance.

Check out more of Bronco McBrideat indywrestling.us!Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!


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Indy Mayhem Show: John Rodin

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John Rodin has had a rocky career since his days training with DJ Z at the Iron City Wrestling Academy. He talks about his friendship with who would become his tag team partner Bronco McBride as Blue Collar Slaughterhouse, his poor attitude and eventual depression, and coming out to transform himself, his body, and his career in pro wrestling as he builds in Renegade Wrestling Alliance and more!

Check out more of John Rodin and his matches as part of Blue Collar Slaughterhouse at indywrestling.us and www.indywrestling.network !

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Indy Mayhem Show: Rikk Diamond

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For 15 Years, 4 heart attacks, and many memories, Rikk Diamond has been the driving force behind Black Diamond Wrestling in the Wheeling, WV area. We talk about his roots, running a promotion, building his own ring, working with talent like Sterling James Keenan ( now Corey Graves), and how he uses his projects to make his promotion look bigger and curb his own depression.

Share your feelings on indy wrestling and tell us who we should talk to on the show via e-mail at [email protected]!

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Indy Mayhem Show 183: Marshall “The Bull” Gambino

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It’s been a while since we’ve talked with Marshall Gambino – and, it’s the first time on the Indy Mayhem Show. He shares some of his insights on wrestling, including training, his Gambino Bros. Moving Company gimmick, being part of a tag team during a tag team boom, wrestling in Japan, and more!

Share your feelings on indy wrestling and tell us who we should talk to on the show via e-mail at [email protected]

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Around The Indys (9/4/16)

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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”.

 

NO TIME TO WASTE! There is some wrestling that happened this weekend and we’re about to cover it! Let’s go all over the Independent wrestling scene!

SHINE 37 took place in Ybor City, Florida on September 2nd, 2016 and, well, it looked bonkers. It was main evented by an amazing battle between Ivelisse successfully defending her SHINE title against LuFisto.

 

In other SHINE matches, Amber Gallows defeated Kennadi Brink, Leva and Tracy Taylor in a four way match. Also in tag team action, BTY (Jayme Jameson and Marti Belle) defeated two teammates that were opponents at the beginning of the night, Dominique Fabiano and Priscilla Kelly. Andrea and Mercedes Martinez battled to a No Contest, Raquel defeated Santana, and in an I Quit Match Thunderkitty defeated Malia Hosaka.

DREAMWAVE Wrestling had their Good as Gold event, which was main evented by the Good as Gold over the top rope battle royal, which was won by Alexander Hammerstone. Also, AR Fox‘s long Alternative title reign came to a shocking end, as JT Dunn pulled off the upset in a Fatal Four Way match for the title.

Another title match took place that night, but with different results. The special guest referee was none other than Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle. As TNA’s Abyss came up short in collecting the DREAMWAVE World championship when Prince Mustafa Ali defeated him and successfully defended his championship. And in non-title action, Matt Cross defeated Donovan Dijak.

 

AAW had their Cero Miedo event and the AAW World Heavyweight championship was successfully defended by Pentagon Jr. as he ousted his nemesis one last time, Tommaso Ciampa.

And in a shocking turn of events, Sami Callihan did something that no wrestler should ever do…

…He ripped Fenix‘s masked off. Not before this awesome move by Fenix, though.

In other AAW action, Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Silas Young, Dave Crist defeated DJ Z, Chris Hero defeated Drew Galloway, Michael Elgin got a win over Cedric Alexander and Colt Cabana defeated Shigehiro Irie doing Colt Cabana things.

Finally, let’s talk about the weekend that was two very important shows for two very great promotions. Let’s start in Reseda and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s Battle of Los Angeles. This is a three day tournament to determine who is the true king of Reseda, CA and “The Villain” Marty Scurll defeated Pentagon Jr. in the first round on the first night. Then on night three, he defeated Cody Rhodes in the Quarter Finals, Mark Haskins in the Semis and defeated both Trevor Lee and Will Ospreay to walk away with the Battle of Los Angeles crown.

In non-BOLA matches, The Young Bucks are awesome. They not only won the 6-man tag match (part of Mt. Rushmore 2.0) during Night 1, they have Meltzer Tights…while Meltzer was there watching live. They also competed in Night 2’s Main Event but on a losing effort v. the team of Matt Sydal, Ricochet and Will Ospreay. AND NOT ONLY THAT! They defended their PWG tag team championships against the team of Fenix and Pentagon Jr.!

In another weekend wrestling fest, Chikara’s King of Trios took place in Easton, PA (which, I found out, is very close to the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border…you learn something new every day). But this year was unlike any other year, as this year Chikara crowned QUEEN of Trios, as Sendai Girls (Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako and Cassandra Miyagi) defeated Heidi Lovelace and N_R_G in round one, upsets The Colony in Round Two, Warriors Three (Oleg The Ursurper, Princess Kimber Lee and the Estonian ThunderFrog) in the Semi-Finals and Team JWP ( Command Bolshoi, Hanako Nakamori and Manami Katsu) to take that crown.

Also, they crowned a new Rey de Voladores for 2016, as it was scheduled to be Aero Star (after defeating Amasis, Johnny Gargano and Wani) versus Frightmare (after defeating Candice LeRae, Space Monkey and Tony Nese) but due to an injury to Frightmare, he had to be replaced by the runner-up Tony Nese.

 

In the beginning of the match, Tony Nese got busted open and continued to compete at 100% and gave Aero Star everything he had. Nese and Aero Star gave everything they got and more, but in the end Aero Star won Rey de Voladores 2016.

Also, on Night 3, they had their annual Tag Team Gauntlet match which was won by D-Generation X (Billy Gunn and X-Pac), after picking up the last victory over The Proletariat Boar of Moldova and Prakash Sabar.

However, X-Pac really had to reel back Billy Gunn as he told Prakash Sabar and the Boar to suck it multiple times, as Chikara is one of the only few places where telling someone to “Suck it” in professional wrestling is a heel move.

He said he’s sorry.

In a highly entertaining non-tournament/gauntlet match, “That Ol’ Juke Joint” Lucas Calhoun defeated Chuck Taylor (TM) with a little help from this guy.

And this guy.

And her.

And…wow! How hard did this guy hit him?

Wait….IS THAT A BABY?!

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Around the Indys (8/20/2016)

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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”.

AAW held its “Showdown” event Friday in Merrionette Park, Illinois. In the main event, John Morrison defeated Sami Callihan. In other action, Ricochet defeated Dezmond Xavier.

Also, Kimber Lee defeated Buck Nasty. CHIKARA held its “No One’s First, And You’re Next” Sunday in Philadelphia. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) defeated Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.) and N_R_G (Hype Rockwell & Race Jaxon) and The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Flex Rumblecrunch) in a Four Way Double Elimination Match to win the vacant Campeonatos de Parejas Title.

Also, Dustin defeated Zack Sabre Jr.; and Heidi Lovelace defeated Princess KimberLee.

International Wrestling Cartel’s Caged Fury took place at Elizabeth, PA. There, in an all out war DJ Z defended his IWC World Heavyweight championship over Dylan Bostic – which also meant that Dylan Bostic is now gone from the IWC.

In another cage match, Andrew Palace overcame being handcuffed and caned by Chris LeRusso to gain a submission victory. In a rematch of Super Indy, Josh Alexander and Jonathan Gresham put on another amazing classic that went on for 30 minutes of nonstop chaos. The match was supposed to have a 15 minute time limit but, for sure, Gresham and Alexander deserved the 30+ minute classic that they received. Also, Ray Lyn with what can be described as an impressive upset victory over Lufisto. The fans got a treat as they witnessed the IWC debut of EYFBO (Which was found out to stand for Entertaining Your F’n Butt Off). They, however, came up short in their first attempt of gaining the IWC tag team championships v. The Fraternity.

For your copy of IWC Caged Fury (or other IWC PPVs), click here.

EVOLVE held a pair of events over the weekend. In the main event at EVOLVE 66, Cody Rhodes defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Also, Timothy Thatcher defended the EVOLVE Title in a No Holds Barred Match against Matt Riddle; and Drew Gulak defeated Tony Nese.

EVOLVE 67 was anchored by an amazing 6-man Tag Match featuring the Six Man Tag Team Champions Drew Galloway, Dustin (Chuck Taylor) and Ethan Carter The Third successfully defending their championships against Fred Yehi, CWC’s TJP and Ethan Page (who wrestled already at the beginning of the program v. Kobe Durst). Also, what could be only described as a dream match Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Cedrick Alexander. Another dream match (pun not intended…okay, maybe it was) Chris Hero defeated the debuting Cody Rhodes, which ended with a heartfelt speech by Cody.

Also, this guy showed up last night.

In New York, the “Bonesaw” Jessie Brooks v. Marc Hauss match was supposed to happen but before the match, the New York State Athletic Commission put a stop to the match and sent both Hauss and Brooks back to the back. The NYSA Commissioner stated that a man and a woman can not wrestle in the same ring together, which was a misinterpretation of a horrible rule. Thankfully, justice did prevail and the match actually became the main event and became a pretty magical moment as everyone from the back came out to celebrate.

In California, Pacific Coast Wrestling had THREE NEW CHAMPIONS crowned at PCW’s Title Wave. The tag titles were won by The Keepers of Faith (Dom Vitalli and Gabriel Gallo) defeated Reno SCUM (Adam Thornstowe and Luster the Legend) Two were crowned in a tournament as Mr. 450 defeated Scorpio Sky for the Light Heavyweight Championship and Pentagon Jr. (who defeated Willie Mack to qualify) defeated Brian Cage (who defeated JR Kratos to qualify).

 

Wisconsin Pro Wrestling held its “StadiumMania” event Friday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the main event, Brock Hall defended the WPW Heavyweight Title against Joey Avalon. Also, Bushwhacker Luke & Jordy Lee defeated Bobby V & Tyler Jackson; and Nick Colucci, Seth Gambino & Swoggle defeated The Collective (Jason Jay, Nathan Gust, Randy Fitzsimmons & Willy Wylde) in a Four On Three Handicap Match.

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Around The Indys (6/13/16)

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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”.

EVOLVE held its “EVOLVE 62″ event Friday in Ybor City, Florida. In the main event, Drew Galloway & Ethan Carter III defeated Johnny Gargano & TJP in a Tag Team Street Fight. Also, Timothy Thatcher defended the EVOLVE Title against Chris Hero and Matthew Riddle defeated Cedric Alexander. Continue reading Around The Indys (6/13/16)

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Around The Indys (5/30/16)

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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”.

Absolute Intense Wrestling held its J.T. Lightning Invitational Tournament over the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. First Round matches were held at Friday. Among those matches, Dan Severn defeated Colin Delaney, Billy Gunn defeated Brian Myers and DJ Z defeated Laredo Kid.

Saturday, Josh Alexander defeated Alex Daniels and Raymond Rowe in a Three Way Match to win the tournament. Continue reading Around The Indys (5/30/16)

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Around The Indys (5/9/16)

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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”.

EVOLVE held its “EVOLVE 61” event Saturday in Woodside, New York. In the main event, Johnny Gargano defeated Drew Galloway via disqualification.

Also, TJP defeated Fred Yehi and Drew Gulak defeated Tracy Williams to qualify for WWE NXT’s Global Cruiserweight Tournament. Continue reading Around The Indys (5/9/16)

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Around The Indys (5/2/16)

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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”.

Legacy Wrestling held its “Redemption” event Saturday night in Manheim, Pennsylvania. In the main event, Eddie Smooth defeated Johnny Gargano to become the Legacy Champion. Earlier, Gargano defeated Smooth for that same championship. Continue reading Around The Indys (5/2/16)