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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.
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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.