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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 (6/27/16)

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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”.

SHIMMER held five events over the weekend. SHIMMER Volume 81 was held Friday in Chicago. In the main event, Madison Eagles defended the SHIMMER Title against Courtney Rush. Also, The Kimber Bombs (Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee) defended the SHIMMER Tag Team Title against Team Slap Happy (Evie & Heidi Lovelace) and Nicole Savoy defended the Heart Of SHIMMER Title against Crazy Mary Dobson. Continue reading Around The Indys (6/27/16)

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Around The Indys (6/13/16)

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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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Indy Mayhem Show 119: Delilah Doom​ Returns!

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This week on Indy Mayhem Show 119, we catch up with Delilah Doom over the past year of her career, catch up with some of her big matches and feuds for the year, the big impact Chyna had on her and her passing, and more!

Eamon Paton (@Eamon2Please, @inspirepro) and Michael Sorg (@sorgatron, @sorgatronmedia) talk about more of the Evolve Wrestling promo by Ethan Carter III and Drew Galloway and the history of the indies being used as a sounding board for wrestlers.

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

If you are in Pittsburgh, you got to go to Slice on Broadway and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com/Twitter: @pgh_slice)

Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!

 

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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 (12/28/15)

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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”.

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 (12/21/15)

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Squared Circle Wrestling held its final events before it shuts down after nearly a decade promoting events in central New York.

2CW’s “2 Sets” event was a pair of shows Sunday. The night ended with the return of Spike Dudley, who defeated Jason Axe and Jimmy Olsen in a Three Way Match.

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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 (11/23/15)

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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 Syndicate held its “Wrestle Bowl” event Friday in Sayreville, New Jersey. Justin Credible wrestled the final match of his career, facing Tommy Dreamer in a Hardcore Match.

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Around The Indys (11/16/15)

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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”

House Of Hardcore held a pair of events over the weekend. “House Of Hardcore 10″ was held Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. In the main event, Tommy Dreamer & Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Eric Young & Ethan Carter III. The match included interference by many, including the Sandman and Sabu.

Continue reading Around The Indys (11/16/15)