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Around The Indys – Wrestling Circuses, Houses and Chaotic Christmases

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Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Hanukkah!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Today, boys and girls, is a fun night because all of you are tucked in your beds all nice and tightly waiting for Ol’ Saint Nick to drop in and give you all whatever you wanted…unless you’re a heel, then you get coal…no, like lots of it. A whole bunch of coal…too much coal…WHERE DID SANTA EVER GET SO MUCH COAL!?

 

But before we tuck you in to bed, let’s tell you a few stories from Papa Rizz and tell you three stories FROM AROUND THE INDYS!

 

Let’s start in the House of Hardcore, shall we? They were in Joppa, MD last Saturday and put on, as they always do, one hell of a show. One pretty sweet moment was, what I can only imagine, an ECW beatdown as originals Sandman and Tommy Dreamer defeated THE SPIRIT SQUAD, Kenny and Mikey!

 

Also, the main event was a Lucha Underground’s wet dream (that’s what I’m calling it because…well…) which featured Fenix defeating Johnny Mundo and it was as Lucha-ey as you think it was going to be.

 

Like, REALLY Lucha-ey!

And this also featured two hosses going at each other as in a ROH v. Lucha Underground match, Moose defeated The Machine Cage!

If you want to see more of HOH 23 or House of Hardcore 22, which featured Matt Hardy v. Tommy Dreamer in a cage match, FloSlam has them ready for your streaming pleasure. Dan Barry, Sonjay Dutt, Matt Striker, Kikutaro, Eddie Kingston and Jessica Havok all took part in this show and sounds amazing.

Now that we got the quiet house out of the way, let us turn this place into a straight up Circus! A WRESTLE CIRCUS (See what I did there? I made a joke about your house being a circus and comparing it to wres- you know what? Nevermind.)!

 

And, just like House of Hardcore, this one has a plethora of amazing talent from all across the independents past, present and future all focused on Austin, Texas.

 

It was headlined by an Impact Wrestling v. Lucha Underground dream match featuring the “Ringmaster” Ethan Carter the 3rd retaining his Ringmaster Title in a No DQ match against Pentagon Jr.

And a cool thing WrestleCircus is doing is they’re putting up TWO of their matches from last week’s show ON YOUTUBE! The entire matches, so I’m not going to spoil anything for you. However, they’re two matches I’m sure you do NOT want to miss.

 

Chris Hero and ACH. I just want to say those two names again, Chris Hero and ACH. Two different ends of a completely different spectrum. One a high-flying superstar who SHOULD be on everyone’s watch list in the new year (WWE and TNA included) and the other one is even more vicious than he has ever been in any year and will knock my ass out if I say anything bad about him, because I’m a very tiny human being and he is a very tall human who can decapitate me with his elbow.

 

The other free match is equally as entertaining, because it shows off ANOTHER match where both competitors are different. Colt Cabana vs. Sammy Guevara, both guys are amazing in their own special ways and they are just damn entertaining. So if you’re bored, curl up by the fire…sip some red wine and watch these two amazing matches FOR FREE! FREEEEEEEE!

But, of course, watch the rest of the show as it featured Michael Elgin, Jeff Cobb, Donovan Dijak, War Machine, Best Friends, Keith Lee and Shane Taylor,  Jervis Cottonbelly, Dick Justice, Scorpio Sky, I’m only getting started! You’re still seeing this? GO! WATCH IT! I’ll be here waiting for you!

Now, I like both promotions and they have stars from the past, present and future to entertain anything but, of course, the best place to see where wrestling is going is to see where they all start and, honestly, one of the best ways to do that is go to California for the EPBW’s Chaotic Christmas where the main event featured a successful EBPW Title defense as Tony Vargas defeated Marcus Lewis.

 

Also, it featured two amazing stars as Shotzi Blackheart defended her Women’s Title in No DQ match against Kikyo, who was an amazing interview on the Indy Mayhem Show a few weeks ago *cough* cheap plug *cough*.

 

But instead of that cheap plug, let’s be real Shotzi and Kikyo are going to go places in the next few years and you all should take note.

Now, it’s time for bed. Don’t worry, next week will be a very special episode. Trust me. Also, if you’re an indy promotion and you have a show this weekend, you’re strange and should be ashamed. BUT if you’re a wrestler performing this weekend, I will always support you and hope all goes well.

 

Until next time, we’ll see YOU around the Indys.

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Around The Indys! – The Final 3 Count

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Have good turkey? Want to talk about turkey? Want to talk about wrestling while talking about turkey? Well, you came to the right place! It’s now time for EVERYONE to go Around The Indys!

 

Let’s begin at our (well, if you live in Pennsylvania) friendly neighborhood federation, Absolute Intense Wrestling is first up with their Hell on Earth! The lineup alone had a list of great superstars of the the present and future of this company going toe-to-toe (as they always do). Mike Tolar started off the night defeating Hot Young Briley, while Louis Lyndon was successful in a 4-way that featured PB Smooth, Eric Ryan and Eddie Kingston! Ethan Page shocked the World (unless you’re in Ethan Page’s world) as he took on AND BEAT “The Machine” Brian Cage!

 

Oh, and some guy named “Zack Sabre Jr.” defeated Dominic Garrini. He’s going to be good some day.

 

As for the title matches, the referee stopped the match and declared Shayna Baszler the winner against Heidi Lovelace and successfully defended her AIW Women’s Title.

 

The AIW Tag Team titles were successfully defended as Crazy Pain defeated the former champs The Jolleyville Fuck-Its. Also, Alex Daniels successfully defended his AIW Intense championship against Laredo Kid with…some..uh…help(?) from Gregory Iron.

And in an epic match, Josh Prohibition defeated the equally talented Tim Donst to retain his AIW Absolute Title.

 

 

A fantastic weekend at Winston-Salem, North Carolina came to an end as the Queens of Combat took center stage.

 

In a huge upset, Taelor Hendrix LOST her Queen of Combat championship to the highly talented Su Yung and, let’s be honest, we’re going to see a lot more from those two talented wrestlers in the upcoming months, if not years.

Leva Bates and Solo Darling also had an amazing win against The Sexy Young Caramels (which is an amazing tag team name for the team of Devyn Nicole and Savannah Evans) and another great tag team Deoanna Purrazzo and Kelly Klein defeated ANOTHER pretty awesome tag team name AND partners, The D and D Muscle Factory (D’Arcy Dixon and Miss Diss Lexia).

 

It’s so amazing to see these amazing ladies do amazing things in front of an absolute packed house waiting to see THEM and wanting to see what they are going to do as professional wrestlers.

 

I thank ladies like Deonna, D’Arcy, Jade, Thunderkitty, Leva Bates, Su Yung, Taeler Hendrix and other ladies to show that it’s not a publicity stunt when people say “Women’s Revolution” because, well, it starts here…with independent wrestling to get to the point where they’re treated with respect.

And finally, we need to look at WrestleCade one more time. For, you see, they had their last show last weekend and, well, they went out with a bang. They ended WrestleCade with The Final 3 Count. CW Anderson, Steve Corino, Crazzy Steve, Eddie Edwards, Tessa Blanchard, Rachael Ellering, Veda Scott, Gunner, Drew Galloway, PJ Black, Gangrel, Jimmy Valiant, Lodi, Mr. Hughes, Ricky Morton, Rockstar Spud, Shane Douglas, The Blue Meanie, Jeff Jarrett, Luke Hawx, BJ Whitmer, Matt Cross, Ricochet, Shane Strickland, Juventud Guerrera, Sonjay Dutt, SONNY FRIGGIN’ ONOO and GEORGE SOUTH! That’s a stacked card already and I haven’t even told you about the main event.

WrestleCade’s Final 3 Count in the Final 3 Count featured WrestleCade’s champion successfully defended his title against…”THE BIG GUY” Ryback!

They legit tore the roof off the place. Like, seriously. I mean, the names I just named are the top names in wrestling’s past, present and future and they all came one more time to WrestleCade and didn’t disappoint.

George South won his own damn battle royal! That’s amazing! Matt Cross, Ricochet and Shane Strickland beat a team that had Juvi, Caleb Konley and Sonjay Dutt (WHICH WAS MANAGED BY SONNY ONOO!), NICK PATRICK WAS THERE TO REF THE CARLITO v. JEFF JARRETT MATCH! Just amazing moments!

So from everyone here at IndyWrestling.US, thank you WrestleCade for bringing amazing matches and amazing moments to the amazing fans that came out to see you last week, last month and last year and best wishes to everyone who put WrestleCade together.

 

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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 (2/22/16)

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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”.

AAW held its “Art Of War” event Friday night in Merrionette Park, Illinois. In the main event, Sami Callihan defeated Eddie Kingston to win the AAW Heavyweight Title.

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Around The Indys (2/15/16)

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Pro Wrestling Guerrilla held its “Bowie” event Friday night in Reseda, California. In the main event, Roderick Strong defended the PWG World Title against Drew Galloway. Also, Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Trevor Lee, Jack Evans defeated Sami Callihan and Chuck Taylor defeated Dalton Castle.

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Around The Indys (1/18/16)

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Smash Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling co-promoted the “Smash vs. CZW” event Saturday in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In the main event, Johnny Gargano defended the Smash Wrestling Title against Sami Callihan. In other action, Lio Rush defended the CZW Wired TV Title against Kevin Bennett. Continue reading Around The Indys (1/18/16)

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Around The Indys (12/28/15)

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Beyond Wrestling held its “Fete Finale” event Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island. In the main event, Chris Dickinson defeated Kimber Lee.

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Around The Indys (12/1/15)

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Beyond Wrestling held its two-night “Tournament For Tomorrow” event in Providence, Rhode Island. First round matches in the singles and tag team tournaments were held Saturday. Also, Donovan Dijak defeated JT Dunn. The following day, Dijak defeated Chris Hero.

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Around The Indys (11/9/15)

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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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