Other News Torch Indy Weekend Report: CM Punk keeps ROH title, Styles, Gibson, Ian Rotten, Jerry Lynn, Abyss, Hero
Jul 11, 2005 - 10:29:00 AM
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By Chris Vetter, Torch Contributor
Torch Indy Reporter Chris Vetter travels thousands of miles each year to see dozens of indy shows all over the country. His reports covering the entire U.S. Indy Scene are usually published exclusively here at PWTorch.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
WEEKEND NEWS & NOTES
Ring of Honor ran two shows in New York over the weekend. CM Punk retained his world title on each night, defeating Jay Lethal on Friday and beating Roderick Strong on Saturday. In a surprise, the Carnage Crew of HC Loc & Devito won the ROH tag titles on Saturday, upsetting BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs. Results of both shows are below.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla ran on Saturday & Sunday in Hollywood, Calif. On Saturday, A.J. Styles fought surprise mystery opponent Frankie Kazarian to a double count out. Results of the show are below.
Combat Zone Wrestling announced that the 2005 “Tournament of Death” will not take place in Delaware as originally announced; instead, it will be held at CZW’s home in the former ECW Arena in south Philadelphia. While I am not a fan of death matches, this undoubtedly is exciting news to fans of this style.
In IWA-Mid South, Josh Abercrombie defeated Matt Sydal in an Iron Man Match on Saturday, 3 falls to 2 in about 35 minutes )in overtime. Rave reviews from live reports. Also, Ian Rotten & Axl Rotten won the IWA-MS tag titles by defeating the Iron Saints.
On Friday in NWA-No Limits, Ian Rotten defeated Eddie Kingston in an “I Quit” Steel Cage Match. Results of that show are below.
I attended three very good shows this weekend. Despite the 90-degree weather, the wrestlers worked hard, whether it was at an outdoor show or in a sweaty, non-air conditioned armory. Results of Neo Pro from Friday, and MPW and NIW from Saturday are below.
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.
Ring of Honor, July 8, Long Island, N.Y.: Jay Lethal & Dixie defeat The Heartbreak Express, Roderick Strong defeats Azrieal, B.J. Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeat Cheech & Deranged, Prince Nana & Mike Kruel beat up Matt Striker, A.J. Styles defeats Jimmy Rave, Nigel McGuinness defeats Vordell Walker, Austin Aries defeats Samoa Joe and James Gibson and Homicide in a four-way, Christopher Daniels defeats Colt Cabana, CM Punk defeats Jay Lethal to retain the ROH Heavyweight Title.
NWA-No Limits, July 8, Muscatine, Iowa: Chandler McClure defeats Jaysin Strife, Ryan Cruz defeats Darin Corbin and Bryce Benjamin in a three-way, Matt Sydal defeats Arik Cannon, Josh Abercrombie defeats Jerry Lynn, Delirious defeats Tracy Smothers, Ryan Boz defeats Tyler Black and Abyss in a three-way to become the new NWA Iowa state champion, Ian Rotten defeats Eddie Kingston in an “I Quit” Cage match.
Neo Pro Wrestling, July 8, Cottage Grove, Minn.: Renny D defeats the Punisher and Bobby Valentino and Jesus Ramirez and TC Washington and Matty Fitness in a six-way elimination match, Johnny Parks & Aaron Corbin & Shimdog defeat Gage Octane & John Johnson & Cody O’Neill, Pete Huge defeats Silas Young, Dysfunction and Shimdog and John Johnson co-won a 36-man battle royal (all three flipped out together), Black Stallion & Mason Quinn defeat Tommy Gunn & Big Daddy Hoofer in a Minnesota Street Fight.
High Velocity Wrestling, July 8, Hendersonville, N.C., ST Ryker & McGruff defeat The Tequila Cousins, Scotty Black defeats Johnny Buffett, Kaos defeats Leroy Dudley, Jesse Black defeats Live Wire, Cat Daddy & Johnny Danger defeat David Duke & Kid Country, Steve Cronic defeats Scotty Black, Ken Magnum defeats Viper.
Ring of Honor, July 9, New York, N.Y.: Ring Crew Express & Dixie defeat Cheech & Deranged & Vordell Walker, Matt Striker defeats Mike Kruel, Carnage Crew defeat BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs to win the ROH tag titles, Jimmy Rave defeats James Gibson and Alex Shelley and Azrieal in a four-way, Samoa Joe defeats Austin Aries, Nigel McGuinness defeats Colt Cabana in a European Rounds rules match, Homicide defeats Jay Lethal, CM Punk defeats Roderick Strong to retain the ROH Heavyweight Title.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, July 9, Hollywood, Calif., Davey Richards defeats Shannon Ballard, Phoenix Star & Zokre defeat Hook Bomberry & Top Gun Talwar, Joey Ryan defeats Mr. Excitement, Ricky Reyes defeats Petey Williams, Kevin Steen & Disco Machine & Excalibur defeats Human Tornado & El Generico & Super Dragon, Christopher Daniels defeats Chris Sabin to retain the TNA X Division championship, Scorpio Sky & Quicksilver defeat Scott Lost & Chris Bosh to win the PWG tag titles, A.J. Styles vs. Frankie Kazarian goes to a double count out.
Combat Zone Wrestling, July 9, Philadelphia, Penn., Necro Butcher defeats JC Bailey, Niles Young defeats Derek Frazier, Claudio Castognoli defeats Beef Wellington, Ruckus & Sabian & Eddie Kingston defeat Sexxxy Eddy & Nate Webb & B-Boy in a “High Stakes Match,” Franky the Mobster defeats Chris Hero, Mike Quackenbush defeats Tony Mamaluke, Necro Butcher & Toby Klein defeat Justice Pain & Nick Gage.
IWA-Mid South, July 9, Hammond, Ind.: Brandon Thomaselli defeats Steve Stone, Brandon Thomaselli & Matt Sydal defeat Crazy J & Lotus, Mickie Knuckles defeats “Shelirious” Daizee Haze, Trik Davis defeats Jaysin Strife, Chad Collyer defeats Delirious, Chandler McClure defeats Tracy Smothers, Ryan Boz defeats Eric Priest, Tyler Black defeats Lotus, Ian & Axl Rotten defeat the Iron Saints to win the tag titles, Josh Abercrombie defeats Matt Sydal to retain the Light Heavyweight Title.
Midwest Pro Wrestling, July 9, St. Paul, Minn.: Schoolboy defeats Too-Low, Cody O’Neill defeats Rob Ivy, The Prophet defeats Darin Corbin, CJ Talon defeats Tad Chili, Pete Mack defeats Ryan Cruz, Kamikaze Klecker defeats Cody O’Neill, Ryan Cruz won a 7-man battle royal.
Northern Impact Wrestling, July 9, Cottage Grove, Minn.: Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin defeat Al B.C. & Bobby Mafi, Trent Jones defeats Kid Cocky, Kid Krazy Kory James defeats Joey Envy and Malikite and the Punisher and Darius Dreams and the Entertainer in a six-way, Venom defeats GVD and Duke and Azrieal Synn in a four-way, Vinnie Devine & Cowboy Gator Magraw defeat Casanova & Tony Taylor, Cody O’Neill & Aaron Corbin defeat Evan Idol & Bret O’Brian, The Prophet defeats J.O.E., Kamikaze Klecker defeats Arik Cannon in a best of three-falls match.
ACW/NWA Wisconsin, July 9, Norman, Wis.: Xavier Mustafa defeats T-Bone, J-Cash defeats Josh Maxim, Justin Dredd defeats Shortstack to become X-Division Champion, Shane Hills defeats La Costra Nostra, Jason Jerry defeats Disco Pete Sisco, Peter B. Beautiful defeats an un-named opponent, Mason Quinn & John Johnson defeat Dysfunction & Silas Young, TC Washington defeats Kuba Andrews and Chris Black and Bobby V and Jesus Ramirez in a scaffold match.
American Pro Wrestling, July 9, Spartanburg, S.C., Kid Kaos defeats Major DeBeers via DQ, Zack Salvation defeats Jimmy Kindred, Nick Fury defeats Rowdy James, Armageddon vs. Boomer Payne & David Duke ends in a double countout, Chief Jay Eagle defeats Sir Jonathan Buffett, Bill White & Honest Doug Hawkins defeat Billy Rucker & Sonny Landel, Ostgard defeats Mickey Richards, Ken Magnum & Steve Cronic defeat Viper & Jesse Black, Scotty Piper & Blackjack Dalton defeat Disoriented & Baha El Grande Jr., Brandon Phoenxi defeats Morbid.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, July 10, Hollywood, Calif.: Quicksilver defeats Ronnin, Pinoy Boy T.J. Perkins defeats Davey Richards, Petey Williams & Chris Sabin defeat Scott Lost & Joey Ryan, CM Punk defeats Ricky Reyes, Kevin Steen defeats Super Dragon, Human Tornado & El Generico defeat Hook Bomberry & TopGun Talwar and Disco Machine & Excalibur, A.J. Styles defeats Christopher Daniels & James Gibson to retain the PWG title.
IWA East Coast, July 13, South Charleston, W.Va., with Chris Hero vs. Billy Gunn.
IWA Mid-South, July 15, Midlothian, Ill., Park District Rec Center.
Ballpark Brawl, July 15, Buffalo, N.Y., with A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, plus Chris Sabin, Petey Wiliams, Terry Funk, Slyk Wagner Brown and Matt Striker in action. Scott D’Amore, Williams and Sabin will host a four-hour training clinic.
ROH, July 16, Woodbridge, Conn., with Christopher Daniels vs. Matt Hardy, plus A.J. Styles in action!
JAPW, July 16, Rahway, N.J., the Rec Center, with Jay Lethal & his father vs. Steve Corino & Ricky Landell, plus the return of Sandman!
IWA-Mid South, July 16, Salem, Ind.
NWA Anarchy, July 16, Cornelia, Ga., 8 p.m., Rainman vs. Jeremy V, Lost Boys vs. Slim J & Jay Fury, Ray Gordy vs. Todd Sexton.
Coastal Championship Wrestling, July 16, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Coral Springs Gymnasium, with Liberty City Powerhouse vs. Dave Johnson, Bruno Sassi vs. Mr. Education, plus Scott Commodity, Preston James, Dok Rivers, Seth Gregg.
Neo Pro Wrestling, July 16, St. Paul Park, Minn., Park Place on Broadway Sports Bar, outdoor show, with Rain vs. Ann Thraxx.
UPW, July 20, Santa Ana, Calif., “Meltdown,” with Luther Reigns, Jesus Aguilera, Sakoda. Also attending (but not wrestling) will be Frankie Kazarian and Chris Masters.
CZW/Chikara “Next”, July 21, Philadelphia, Penn., former ECW Arena.
Border City Wrestling, July 22, Oldcastle, Ontario, the Ciociaro Club, with Bret Hart in attendance, plus Chris Sabin, Petey Williams, Alex Shelley.
Chikara Pro, July 22, Reading, Penn., “Yong Lion’s Cup 3, Night 1.”
NWA Universal, July 22, Tahlequah, Okla., “Chris Candido Cup” tournament, with The Naturals. Also in action will be Christopher Daniels.
Elite Wrestling Entertainment, July 22, Tampa, Fla., with Steve Madison vs. Jason Cross, Vordell Walker vs. Roderick Strong, Ray Gordy vs. Buck Quartermain, Erick Stevens vs. Tommy Vandal.
Ring of Honor, July 23, Philadelphia, the armory, with A.J. Styles & Christopher Daniels in action.
Chikara Pro, July 23, Hellertown, Penn., “Young Lion’s Cup 3, night 2.”
IWR, July 23, Sterling Heights, Mich., Sunnybrook Golf & Bowl, with Homeless Jimmy vs. Mr. Insanity vs. “Maniac” George Morbid in a street fight, and Conrad Kennedy III will defend his title.
NWA Universal, July 23, Tulsa, Okla., The Armory.
ACW/NWA-Wisconsin, July 23, Brussels, Wis., Grand Slam, with Abdullah the Butcher!
NWA Rocky Top, July 23, Knoxville, Tenn., with Jimmy Golden vs. Tom Pritchard, Ricky Morton & Tracy Smothers vs. Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton.
Neo Pro Wrestling, July 23, Good Thunder, Minn., Good Thunder Bar & Restaurant, outdoor show.
W.A.R. Wrestling, July 23, Indianapolis, Ind., with Stevie Lee vs. Steve Stone, Scotty Sabre vs. Matt Stryker, Carlton Kaz vs. Jimmy Lennox.
Chikara Pro, July 24, Pittston, Penn., “Young Lion’s Cup, Night 3.”
Buckeye Pro Wrestling, July 26, Hamilton, Ohio, the Butler County Fairgrounds, with Abyss vs. Shark Boy vs. Nate Webb vs. Cody Hawk vs. Jimmy Turner vs. Dustin Thomas in a six-way elimination match, plus Greg Valentine vs. Koko B. Ware in a legends match, Nigel McGuinness vs. Chad Collyer.
International Wrestling Cartel, July 29, Monroeville, Penn., with A.J. Styles vs. Matt Hardy.
IWA-Mid South, July 29, Herrin, Ill., Civic Center.
Elite Wrestling Entertainment, July 29, Sanford, Fla.
Neo Pro Wrestling, July 29, Chatfield, Minn., Chosen Valley Sports Bar.
Elite Wrestling Entertainment, July 30, Tampa, Fla.
NWA Anarchy, July 30, Cornelia, Ga., “Hostile Environment,” with Rainman vs. Mikal Adryan in a steel cage, Iceberg vs. Scottie Wrenn, Sal Rinauro & Seth Delay vs. the Lost Boys, Ray Gordy vs. Jeff Lewis.
CZW, July 30, Philadelphia, Penn., “Tournament of Death,” in former ECW Arena.
International Wrestling Cartel, July 30, Butler County Fair, with A.J. Styles in action.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, July 30, Philadelphia, Penn., at the Animal House.
Full Impact Pro, Aug. 5.
Buckeye Pro Wrestling, Aug. 5, Middletown, Ohio, with Cody Hawk vs. Abyss in a last man standing match, plus Al Snow, Shark Boy, Nigel McGuinness and an appearance by Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.
Full Impact Pro, Aug. 6.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Aug. 6, Los Angeles area, with A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Steen, Christopher Daniels vs. Chris Hero.
ACW/NWA-Wisconsin, Aug. 6., Oshkosh, Wis.
IWR, Aug. 6, Detroit, Mich., the Detroit Contemporary, with Conrad Kennedy III vs. N8 Mattson.
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