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Around The Indys (11/9/15)


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 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.

The “EVOLVE 52″ event was held Saturday night. In the main event, Thatcher defended the EVOLVE Title against Galloway. Also, Drew Gulak defeated Gargano and Konley defeated Perkins.

Rockstar Pro held its “November Coming Fire” event Friday in Dayton, Ohio. The main event was a 60-Minute Iron Man Match between Dave Crist and David Starr, but the scheduled hour was not enough. Crist and Starr wrestled for nearly twice as long. Rockstar Pro says the official time was 1:44:31 – a new record for the longest one-on-one singles match to ever take place on North American soil. By the way, Crist won.

Also during that event, Pompano Joe won a Four Way Match for the American Luchadore Title, defeating former champion Mikael, along with Ganger and Tim Donst. Immediately afterward, Ron Mathis defeated Pompano Joe for the title.

Combat Zone Wrestling held its “Cerebral” event Saturday night in Dayton, Ohio. In the main event, Devon Moore defeated Jake Crist (Dave’s younger brother). It was promoted as Jake Crist’s retirement match.

Dave Crist was back in action the night after his epic 103-minute match, challenging Aaron Williams for the Rockstar Pro Title. Starr was wrestling again too. He lost a match to Tim Donst. Also, Joey Janela defended the CZW Wired TV Title against Joe Gacy, a CZW World Heavyweight Title Match between champion Matt Tremont and D.J. Hyde ended in a double knockout and Alex Colon defeated Danny Havoc in a Death Match.

Smash Wrestling held its 3rd Anniversary event Saturday night in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In the main event, Angelico defeated Jack Evans.

AAW held its “Never Say Die” event Friday in Merrionette Park, Illinois. Tommaso Ciampa defeated Michael Elgin, Abyss defeated Christian Faith and Matt Cage defeated Shynron. The main event was a #1 Contendership Four Way Elimination Match between Eddie Kingston, Trevor Lee, Louis Lyndon and Silas Young. Lyndon and Young were eliminated, but Kingston and Lee were still going at it when the match ended in a time limit draw.

VIP Wrestling held its “Hostile Takeover” event Friday in Arlington, Texas. Raymond Rowe defeated Brian Cage. In the main event, Andy Dalton defended the VIP Wrestling Championship against AR Fox via count-out. Immediately afterward, he was put into another title defense against Rowe, and lost his title.

Anarchy Championship Wrestling held events during Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas over the weekend. The main event Friday was Jojo Bravo defending the ACW Television Title against Angel Blue and Jessica James. Saturday, Ricky Starks defended the ACW World Heavyweight & ACW Hardcore Titles against Davey Vega. Sunday, Jeff Gant defeated JoJo Bravo to win the ACW Television Title and ACH defeated Jay Howard.

Inspire Pro Wrestling was also at Fun Fun Fun Fest over the weekend. On Friday, Jessica James defended the Inspire Pro XX Division Championship against Jojo Bravo. On Saturday, Ricky Starks defended the Inspire Pro Championship against Cherry Ramons and Aaron Solo and Evan Gelistico. On Sunday, Keith Lee defended the Inspire Pro Pure Prestige Championship against Davey Vega and Jessica James defended the Inspire Pro XX Division Championship against Veda Scott.

Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic held its “Fallout 2015″ event Saturday in Gibsonville, North Carolina. Cedric Alexander defeated Chet Sterling for the CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Title.

CHIKARA held its “Key Decisions” event Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania. Pinkie Sanchez was back in action following an ankle injury. He lost to Juan Francisco de Coronado in 3 seconds.

Sunday, CHIKARA held its “Babylon Springs” event in Philadelphia. N_R_G (Hype Rockwell & Race Jaxon) defended the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Title against the Punk Rock All Stars (Drake Carter & Shaun Cannon) in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Match. Also, Chuck Taylor defeated Argus and Drew Gulak defeated Ashley Remington.

DREAMWAVE Wrestling held its “Survival Of The Fittest” event Saturday in LaSalle, Illinois. In the main event, Donovan Danhausen, Arik Cannon, Nick Brubaker, and Zahra Schreiber defeated Prince Mustafa Ali, Mike Hartbenbower, Waylon Beck, Darin Corbin, and Marshe Rockett in a Survival of the Fittest Match. Also, AR Fox defended the DREAMWAVE Alternative Title against Matt Cross.


Renegade Wrestling Alliance held its “Open Season 2015″ event Saturday in West Newton, Pennsylvania.

Olde Wrestling held its “Bonanza Of Bodyslams” Saturday in Muncie, Indiana. Cell phone cameras haven’t been invented, so all I could unearth was this grainy 16mm film footage.

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