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Torch Indy Reporter Chris Vetter sees dozens of indy shows all over the Midwest, and regularly watches & reviews indy DVDs. His reports covering the entire U.S. Indy Scene are usually published exclusively here at PWTorch.com every Monday and Friday.
WEEKEND RESULTS, NEWS & NOTES
Chris Hero defeated Human Tornado in the main event of the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla show Sunday in California, to win the PWG World Heavyweight title. In a bit of a surprise, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black won the tag titles from Roderick Strong & El Generico as Generico took Jack Evans’ spot in the match. (It’s a surprise in that they are not regulars in PWG. The tag titles switch hands like a hot potato in PWG, so don’t be surprised if they drop the belts the next time they are there.) In one other note, Jay Briscoe skipped the show – not the first time he’s missed a PWG show – and he’s reportedly been fired from the promotion. Results are below.
In some unfortunate news, Mickie Knuckles, who has been wrestling as Moose in TNA, broke her leg Sunday night while wrestling Sara Del Rey in IWA Mid-South. No word on the severity of the injury or how long she’ll be out of action, but the timing couldn’t be worse, as she had picked up some big wins in TNA lately. Watch the footage at http://youtube.com/watch?v=pd5fm7EzJaw.
Dave Prazak’s Shimmer Women’s Athletes taped a whopping 20 matches for “Volumes 19 and 20” of the ongoing series of women-only wrestling. Both shows look great. Match results are below. Unfortunately, Daizee Haze had to sit out the show with a rib injury.
In other news…
Jersey all Pro is hosting a fundraiser show for a little league baseball team on Sept. 19, that will feature Rhino, LAX, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt. More details later as we get closer to the date!
And you can always reach me with your indy results at firstname.lastname@example.org. I request that you remember to say date, location (including building, city & state!), and full name of the promotion.
Inter-Species Wrestling, June 29, Montreal, Quebec: A Bear defeats Beef Wellington, Player Uno defeats Kevin Steen via DQ, Michael Von Payton defeats Stinky the Homeless Guy and El Hijo del Bamboo in a three-way, The Badd Brothers defeat F**k-Face & Bruiser and the Priests and T-Unit in a four-way tag gauntlet, Moohammad defeats Flip D. Berger, El Generico & Twiggy defeat Izzy Deadyet & Zombiefied.
Shimmer Women’s Athletes, July 5, Berwyn, Ill.: Volume 19: Jetta won a 21-woman battle royal, Portia Perez defeats Shark Girl, Serena Deeb defeats Danyah, Ashley Lane & Nevaeh defeat Cat Power & Veronika Vice, Amazing Kong defeats Lorelei Lee, Nikki Roxx defeats Nicole Matthews, Allison Danger defeats Jennifer Blake, LuFisto defeats Rain, Sara Del Rey defeats Ariel, Mercedes Martinez defeats Cheerleader Melissa, MsChif defeats Jetta. Volume 20: Shark Girl defeats Veronika Vice, Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews defeat Allison Danger & Jennifer Blake, Amazing Kong defeats Danyah, Cat Power defeats Daffney, Rain & Jetta defeat Ashley Lane & Nevaeh, Ariel defeats Nikki Roxx, Sara Del Rey defeats Serena Deeb, Cheerleader Melissa defeats LuFisto, MsChif defeats Mercedes Martinez.
EWF, July 5, Marion, Ind.: Camron Star defeats Destinee Blade, Pac Man Jackson & Brandon Day defeat Wildman Rogers & Hank Calhoun, Nate Phoenix defeats Andy Santos, Matt Cavins defeats Jake Omen, Just Justin defeats Angelous.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, July 6, Reseda, Calif.: Brandon Bonham defeats Arik Cannon, T.J. Perkins & Hook Bomberry defeat Mikey Nicholls & Charles Mercury, Claudio Castagnoli defeats Phoenix Star, Necro Butcher defeats Kikutaro, the Young Bucks defeat KAZMA & Miyawaki and Joey Ryan & Scott Lost, Scorpio Sky defeats Chris Bosh, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defeat Roderick Strong & El Generico to win the tag titles, Chris Hero defeats Human Tornado to win the PWG World Heavyweight Title.
IWA Mid South, July 6, Joliet, Ill.: Colin Troy defeats Erico, Jeff Brooks defeats T.D., Prince Mustafa Ali & Troy Walters & Ricochet defeat Jason Hades & Jason Quick & Jason Dukes, Drake Younger defeats Sami Callihan, Daffney defeats Kimberly Kash, Dingo defeats Chuck Taylor, Ash & Kris Chambers defeat Scotty Vortekz & Dustin Lee, Michael Elgin defeats Egotistico Fantastico, Mickie “Moose” Knuckles vs. Sara Del Rey ended in a draw when Knuckles broke her leg.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 10, Seaside Heights, N.J., with Blue Meanie in action, and an appearance from Sunny!
Victory Pro Wrestling, July 11, Centereach, N.Y., at the VFW Hall, with Jason Static vs. Azrieal, Eclipse vs. mystery tag team, Joe So Delicious vs. Mack Daddy Flexx vs. Zombie in a three-way, Nick Noshus vs. Richie Tyler.
NWA-Mountain States Wrestling, July 11, Mt. Hope, W.Va., with Stro vs. Jason Kincaid, Johnny Blast & Diablo Jr. vs. Kris King & Ricky Shane, Frank “the Tank” Parker vs. Scotty Rocker.
Association de Lutte Feminine, July 11, Montreal, Quebec, with Awesome Kong and Jamie D (TNA’s Serelda) in action.
AAW, July 12, Berwyn, Ill.: Jerry Lynn vs. Tyler Black, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Krotch, Eric Priest vs. Chandler McClure, Silas Young vs. Josh Raymond, the Phoenix Twins vs. Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin, Egotistico Fantastico vs. Ryan Boz.
UWA Hardcore, July 12, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Northern Lights Wrestling, July 12, St. Paul, Minn., at the Eagles Club, with Black Stallion vs. Buddah, Glam Slam vs. Johnny Goldengate & Alexander, Aaron Corbin vs. Cory O’Neill, Jake Taylor vs. John Johnson, Rico Havana & Kraven Knyte vs. Daryl Hall & Mikey Stanley.
House of Pain Wrestling Federation, July 12, Hagerstown, Md., with Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka appearing.
Chikara Pro, July 13, Philadelphia, Penn., at New Alhambra Arena, 4 p.m. belltime, with Incognito vs. Chuck Taylor.
XICW, July 13, Pontiac, Mich., at the Historic Eagle Theater, with a bunkhouse battle royal, Buff Bagwell vs. Eddie Venom, Kid Hybrid vs. Josh Abercrombie, Gavin Starr & Keith Crème vs. Skull Ganz & Devil Dawg, and matches with CJ Otis, the DBA, Zach Gowen, Jaimy Coxxx, Jeff King, Mo Dread, Jeff Brooks and more.
Maryland Championship Wrestling, July 18, Dundalk, Md., “the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup,” with special guests Bill Alfonso, the Iron Sheik, Sunny, and “Crowbar” Devon Storm. Shamrock matches include Ruckus vs. Joey Matthews, Claudio Castagnoli vs. Delirious.
3XW, July 19, Des Moines, Iowa, at inPlay, 8 p.m., with Mark Sterling vs. Devin Carter, Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz vs. Maddog McDowell & Krotch and Jimmy Rockwell & Ricky Kwong in a four-way tag match, Arik Cannon vs. Kraig Keesaman.
Full Impact Pro, July 19, Crystal River, Fla., with Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens, Kenny King & Jason Blade vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, and matches with Seth Delay, Chasyn Rance, Black Market, the Dark City Fight Club, Chris Jones, and the Heartbreak Express.
Maryland Championship Wrestling, July 19, Dundalk, Md., the “Shamrock Cup” continues!
Pure Wrestling Association, July 19, Hamilton, Ontario, with Mike Mondo vs. Reggie Marley, Ricky Reyes vs. Michael Von Payton, Sabian vs. Easy E, Eddie Osbourne vs. Michael Elgin, Rahim Ali vs. Dan Myers, Lak Siddartha vs. Warhed.
Pure Wrestling Association, July 20, Milton, Ontario, 3 p.m. belltime, with “Genius” Lanny Poffo vs. Tyson Duz, Hailey Hatred vs. Jamie D, Jessy Jones vs. Reggie Marley.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 24, Seaside Heights, N.J., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall, with Al Snow in action.
Ring of Honor, July 25, Toronto, Canada, at the Ted Reeve Arena, with Nigel McGuinness vs. Kevin Steen, Austin Aries & Jay Briscoe vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 25, Middletown, N.J., at the VFW Hall, with Al Snow in action.
Elite Pro Wrestling, July 25, Oak Forest, Ill., at the Park Rec Center, with Acid & Syn vs. Jake O’Neill & Mustafa Ali, JD Hughes vs. Brandon Thomaselli, Martin Jones vs. Corp. Robinson, Dysfunction vs. Jason Hades, the Ring Rydas vs. Ash & Vito Thomaselli & Kris Chambers in a six-man tag, the Soul Touchaz vs. Jay Jensen & Michael Elgin.
Ring of Honor, July 26, Detroit, Mich., at the Fairgrounds & Expo center, with Claudio Castagnoli vs. Kevin Steen OR Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson vs. Tyler Black.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, July 26, Philadelphia, the World Gym, with Jake “the Snake” Roberts vs. Sandman, Chris Masters vs. Trent Acid, All Money Is Legal vs. the Best Around, Amy Lee vs. Kacee Carlisle, Aramis vs. Lucky.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 26, Long Branch, N.J., with Al Snow and Matt “Spike Dudley” Hyson in action.
Pro Wrestling Xtreme, July 26, Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 6:30 p.m., with Michael Elgin vs. Freak Show, Pepper Parks vs. Cody Deaner, Pandora vs. Amy Victory, Reck vs. Robbie Crawford, Daemon Reznor vs. Tyler Tirva, Asylum vs. Xtremo.
ECWA, July 26, Newark, Del., with the return of Freak Nastty, plus Mr. Scott Wright vs. Sean Royal.
National Wrestling Superstars/Funkdafied Wrestling, July 27, Christiana Del., at the fire company hall, with Al Snow in action.
Varsity Pro Wrestling, July 31, Bournemouth, England, with Booker T and Daivari in action.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 1, Manassas, Va., at Sports Network and Fitness Inc., with Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin, Chris Hero vs. Brent Albright, Roderick Strong vs. Ruckus.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 2, Manhattan, N.Y., with Adam Pearce vs. Brent Albright, Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin, Naomichi Marufuji vs. Go Shiozaki.
Varsity Pro Wrestling, Aug. 2, Portsmouth, England, with Booker T and Daivari in action.
International Wrestling Cartel, Aug. 2, Elizabeth, Penn., at Court Time Sports Center.
Wrestling Superstars Live, Aug. 2, Rochester, Minn., with Nick Bockwinkel, Larry Zbyszko, Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie and “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka in attendance.
Pro Wrestling Ohio, Aug. 3, Cleveland, Ohio, at the Plain Dealer Pavilion, with Matt Cross vs. Josh Prohibition, Jason Bane vs. Cronus, Johnny Gargano vs. Gregory Iron, Matthew Justice & Morty Rackem vs. Jake Crist & Vincent Nothing vs. Virus & Virus Grande, Greg “the Hammer” Valentine vs. Mike Tolar, King Kong Bundy vs. Benjamin Boone.
F1rst Wrestling, Aug. 8, Minneapolis, Minn., at the First Avenue Night Club.
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