Other News Indy News: Chi Chi Cruz Has Dark Match With NWA TNA
Nov 5, 2002 - 1:30:00 PM
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By Chad Murphy
I'm posting two updates relatively close to one another, but there's some weekend results that I want to post while they're still fresh. But just because I just wrote a column doesn't mean I am devoid of notes before the column starts.
First, in response to someone who wrote in to Pat McNeill's Mailbag: I like Derek Burgan, and I think ultimately most of the people who write for the Torch do. I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it: Smackdown Express is the best and most original TV Review on the internet. If you don't read it regularly, you should absolutely start now. I'd like to see our Raw Reviewers start putting in more analysis and personal opinion rather than a simple re-cap. Powell already writes the blow by blow re-cap live on Monday nights, which fills the needs of that audience. I'd like to hear more of Mallory's and James's expert opinions on the programming. Not necessarily in the Express style, but I'd like to see them put their own flavor in to their reviews.
Second, the big news in indy world is that Chi Chi Cruz is getting a dark match tryout with NWA TNA. All I have to say it it's about time. I've said it a couple times, and I'm going to keep saying it until I start reading his name considerably more often in my correspondent reports: he is the nation's best kept secret in the indies. He is a good worker, has a good look, and for a young guy has a great head for the business. He's paying his dues, and will be a big star someday. Hopefully the good folks at NWA TNA will see that on Wednesday. I've been critical of them in several instances, but they have demonstrated a good eye for talent on many occasions. My advice: keep using Cruz, bring in Dr. Heresy, and build the X Division around a Best of Seven series with Jerry Lynn and Christopher Daniels.
And the usual note to send all concise indy news notes, results, and feedback to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CWF/ FWA Carolinas. November 2, 2002. Graham, North Carolina.
Hugh B. Johnson & Drake Tungsten defeated Brass Monkey & J-Money. L.A. Stephens defeated Trent Wylde. Pat Cusick defeated Dewey Cheatum. Bounty Hunter defeated Scotty Blaze. Nite-Stic Eddie Brown (w/Brad Stutts) defeated Rob the Bull McBride (w/Joe Storm). FWA World Women's Champion Brandi Alexander & Sexton Tyler defeated Mikael Yamaha & Amber Holly. "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel defeated FWA Carolinas Heavyweight Champion Otto Schwanz (aka Bo Dupp) to win the title.
The next show will be on December 28th and will feature Tough Enough's Taylor Matheny teaming with Holly against Alexander & the HYP's GeeStar. For more information, please visit http://www.cwfprowrestling.com
Metro Wrestling Alliance. November 2, 2002. Louisville, Kentucky.
Dynamit Derrick defeated The Maniac. Scrapp Dog defeated Alex Walker via disqualification. Money N'Corporated defeated Louisville Mugger & Rick Gunner. MWA Hardcore Title: The Amazing Pookie defeated JV Insanity. Vito Andretti defeated Dub C. Apollo defeated The Miami Thug. Kid Quik defeated Dusty Cheeva. Phoenix won a two-ring Battle Royale.
The next show will be Nov. 9 at the MWA Arena with Bryan Blade defending the MWA title against the Miami Thug in a hardcore match. Plus, Vito Andretti will face Dub C. If Dub C wins, Vito loses his hair. If Vito wins, Dub C has to wear a dress and a wig until he wins another match.
[Thanks to Steven Conway]
Nittany Valley Wrestling. November 2, 2002. State College, Pennsylvania.
Damien Destruction (w/Greg Spitz) won the NVW College Park title from Kevin KanEvel. American Jackass defeated John Balsamo (w/JR Manitoba). Cabbie defeated Max Havoc. J Money defeated Greg Spitz (w/Damien Destruction). Rockin Rebel & Rob Noxious (w/JR Manitoba) won the vacant NVW tag titles over Lobo Loco & Mikey Wrath. NVW Heavyweight Champion Ruckus defeated Nomad and Blood.
SCWA. November 2, 2002. Huntingdon, Tennessee.
Venom fought to a time limit draw against New Blood David Anthony. Choke defeated Brimstone. Johnny Thunder defeated Kaos. Drago defeated Loose Cannon. Jason X (w/Dr. Ronald Camp) fought to a double count out against Harley D. Jimmy Hall & Steve Saint defeated B-True & Jeremy Blaze (w/Dr. Ronald Camp).
[Thanks to Erin Cruz]
IPW and NWA Florida. November 2, 2002. St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Strong Brothers (w/So Cal Val) defeated Steve Madison & Lex Lovett (w/Jimmy Del Rey). Pretty Fly defeated Kung Fu Fro. Cuban Assassin (w/Fantasy) and AXIS (w/Lennox) fought to a no contest. Naphtali retained his Florida Unified Cruiserweight Title in the first ever living room death match by defeating Cynic. IPW TV Champion Frankie Capone (w/Mark Gold) defeated Mideon via disqualification. Naturally Marvelous (w/XTC) retained the Florida Unified Tag Team Titles by defeating Tommy Vandal & FOW Cruiserweight Champion David Babylon. NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion Danny Doring defeated Pat McGroin (w/Missy Hyatt). The Shane Brothers (w/Hardcore Giant Ron Niemi) defeated Billy Fives & Rod Steel. NWA Southern Champion Steve Corino defeated Agent Steele (w/Tiffany) to become the new IPW Heavyweight Champion. IPW Hardcore Champion Prime Evil retained his title by defeating Chaos and Abdullah the Butcher (w/Honest John). Mark Zout won a battle royal.
Next show at Pinellas Expo Center features Syxx Pac vs Curt Hennig, American Dragon vs AJ Styles, Messiah vs Prime Evil and also Mad Man Pondo, Altar Boy Luke, Kristi Myst, Mideon, David Young and much more! Check out IPW-Hardcore.com or NWAFlorida.com
UWF. November 3, 2002. Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
Sick Simon Black defeated Steel Tip. Chris Chetti defeated C-ROBB for the UWF Light Heavyweight Title. Steve The Teacher & Reckless Youth defeated Doc & Baine. Tony Hightower defeated Morgus The Maniac for the UWF Hardcore Title. Sal Sincere defeated Cueball Carmichael. Arson defeated Jack Hydraulic in a best of three falls match. 1st ever cable match in U.S. history for the UWF title: Madman Mosse Marretti defeated Rick Link.
Top Rope Championship Wrestling. Piedmont, South Carolina.
Cruiser & Norton Lewis defeated Pretty Twisted via disqualification. Impact defeated Brandon Knight. Big Money & Rex Rumble defeated Steve Cronic & "Wild" Billy Suck. Scotty Ace defeated The Player. Butch Lawler defeated Johnny Fingers. Shadow Jackson defeated Creed in a Iron Man Match.
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Event Line-Up:Main Event-Forced Partners tag match - "Mr. 630" Jarrelle Clark and Naphtali vs. Agent Steele and "Miami Pound Machine" Rod Steel. Special Challenge Match - Steve Madison w/ "Hardcore Giant" Ron Niemi vs Seijin Akki w/ Cynic
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