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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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Chikara King of Trios 2016 Recap

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Sorg and Rizz went on a road trip to Chikara King of Trios 2016.  We talk about the wrestlers, the awesome girls of Team JWP and Team Sendai Girls, the WWE Cruiserweight Classic participants of Drew Gulak, Johnny Gargano, Cedric Alexander and Anthony Nese,  D-Generation X’s X-Pac and Billy Gunn surprise appearances, Lucha Underground’s Aerostar, the WWE Divas Mickie James, Victoria, and Jazz, and so much more!

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Around The Indys (7/25/16)

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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 “United We Stand” event Saturday in Merrionette Park, Illinois. In the main event, Pentagon Jr. defeated Sami Callihan to win the AAW Heavyweight Title. Continue reading Around The Indys (7/25/16)

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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]gmayhemshow.com, 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)

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Around The Indys (4/4/16)

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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”.

The busy WrestleMania weekend in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex included a number of major independent wrestling shows.

“EVOLVE 58″ was held Friday in Dallas. In the main event, Catch Point (Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams) defeated Heroes Eventually Die (Chris Hero & Tommy End). In other action, Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Will Ospreay.

In other action, T.J. Perkins defeated Ricochet. Continue reading Around The Indys (4/4/16)

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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 (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.

Continue reading Around The Indys (2/22/16)