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Mar 17, 2006 - 11:27:00 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 Midwest. His reports covering the entire U.S. Indy Scene are usually published exclusively here at PWTorch.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
WEEKEND PREVIEW, NEWS & NOTES
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! There are several big indy shows this weekend, with FIP running a pair in Florida, IWA-MS running two nights in the Midwest, and PWG back for another big show in California.
Full Impact Pro is in Orlando, Fla., tonight. I reviewed one of their newest releases earlier this week, and FIP is definitely on the right track. FIP has a huge match tonight, with American Dragon vs. Roderick Strong. The series between these two in ROH has been great, and I would fully expect Strong to turn Dragon’s chest red all over again. Also tonight will be Colt Cabana vs. Tony Mamaluke and matches featuring Kory “Rainman” Chavis, Austin Aries, Jimmy Rave, Jack Evans, Sal Rinauro, Jay Fury, Steve Madison, Jerrelle Clark, and the Heartbreak Express.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla is back in Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday with Joey Ryan vs. Chris Sabin, Super Dragon & Davey Richards vs. A.J. Styles & Christopher Daniels, Kevin Steen vs. B-Boy,, Arrogance vs. Cape Fear, Scorpio Sky vs. Human Tornado. This looks like a good lineup, and read more about this promotion at www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com.
International Wrestling Cartel is in Elizabeth, Penn., on Saturday with a strong lineup featuring Low Ki vs. Fabulous John McChesney. I’ve mentioned this before – McChesney scored a huge upset pin on Low Ki in April 2005 in IWC, so there is a big revenge factor in this match. Other matches include Sterling James Keenan vs. Shirley Doe, Abyss vs. Dennis Gregory, The Gambino Brothers vs. M-Dogg 20 & Josh Prohibition, Troy Lords vs. Shiima Xion, Jason Gory & KUDO vs. Larry Sweeney & a mystery partner.
IWA-Mid South returns to its strongest-drawing venue in Midlothian, Ill., on Saturday with Arik Cannon vs. Josh Abercrombie, Ian Rotten & Madman Pondo vs. The Iron Saints, Chuckie Smooth vs. CJ Otis, Eddie Kingston vs. Chuck Taylor, Trik Davis vs. Ryan Cruz, Billy Rocc vs. Darin Corbin, Toby Klein vs. Jigsaw, Tyler Black & Marek Brave vs. Crazy J & Lotus, Brandon Thomaselli vs. Ricochet. The IWA-Mid South roster has changed a bit this year, and I admit, I don’t know all these wrestlers yet. I plan on purchasing a tape of this show.
I will be at the Northern Impact Wrestling show on Sunday in Forest Lake, Minn., featuring Arik Cannon, Cody O’Neill, Kid Krazy, Punisher Rob James, Ryan Cruz, Darin Corbin, Nate Bash and Ben Sailer. Check out this promotion at www.niwwrestling.com.
In news on future shows…
Austin Aries will return to MN on Sunday, April 9, to face Cody O’Neill in Neo Pro Wrestling. Aries was my No. 1 wrestler in MN/WI in 2003; O’Neill received that spot in 2005. These two have met before, but this match should top their prior meeting, as both are vastly improved. Check out www.neoprowrestling.com.
And you can always reach me with your indy results at email@example.com. I request that you remember to say date, location (including building, city & state!), and full name of the promotion.
Mountain State Wrestling, March 10, Hinton, W. Va.: Derik Billings defeats The Bandit, Ice defeats The Rebel, Zac Vincent defeats Chris Kahn and Cole Cash, Kris King defeats Brent Batten, Frank Parker vs. War Machine went to a double DQ, Johnny Blast & Ice defeat Billy Lit & The Rebel, Kris King defeats Derik Billings, Zac Vincent & Brent Batten defeats Chris Kahn & Cole Cash, Frank Parker defeats War Machine in a no DQ match.
USA Main Event, March 10, Grundy, Va.: Bobby Houston defeats Chris Guerrero, Brothers in Faith defeat the Drillers, Lorelei the Dixie Delite defeats Lexie Fyfe, Scott Sterling defeats Tracy Smothers, Jerry Lawler & Bill Crigger defeat Stan Lee & Eddie Golden (Lawler become All Star Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.)
USA Main Event, March 11: Bobby Houston defeats Chris Guerrero, Drillers defeat El Degato & The Barbarian, Lorelei the Dixie Delite defeats Lexie Fyfe, Scott Sterling defeats Tracy Smothers, Brothers in Faith defeat Eddie Golden & KC Thunder, Stan Lee defeats Jerry Lawler to become All Star Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.
Mountain State Wrestling, March 11, Ghent, W. Va.: Johnny Blast defeats Billy Lit, Johnny Lightning & Brent Batten defeat Cole Cash & Chris Kahn, Kris King defeats Derik Billings, War Machine defeats The Rebel, Vance Desmond defeats Zac Vincent, Kris King defeats The Rebel, Derik Billings & Billy Lit defeat Johnny Blast & Ice.
Vanguard Championship Wrestling, March 12, Hampton, Va.: Alexx Sage defeats Preston Quinn by DQ, Big Bo Kreed defeats Big Tony, Streetsweepers defeat Krotch & Grail, Hall Brothers defeat Malik & John Kermon in a V-rate match, Dirty Money defeats Phil Brown, Damien Wayne defeats Tonic, Sean Denny defeats Brandon Day.
IWA-Mid South, March 17, Plainfield, Ind., with Arik Cannon vs. Jigjsaw, Ian Rotten vs. Brain Damage, Toby Klein vs. Eddie Kingston, Corp. Robinson vs. Mean Mitch Page, Marek Brave & Tyler Black vs. Nate Webb & Billy Rocc, KUDO vs. Brandon Thomaselli.
Full Impact Pro, March 17, Orlando, Fla., with American Dragon vs. Roderick Strong, Colt Cabana vs. Tony Mamaluke and matches featuring Kory “Rainman” Chavis, Austin Aries, Jimmy Rave, Jack Evans, Sal Rinauro, Jay Fury, Steve Madison, Jerrelle Clark, and the Heartbreak Express.
High Velocity Wrestling, March 17, Hendersonville, N.C., Viper’s House of Pain, 8 p.m. belltime.
ACPW, March 17, Clinton, N.C., at the Pawn Shop, with Stro vs. Sik Wit IT.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, March 18, Los Angeles, Calif., with Joey Ryan vs. Chris Sabin, Super Dragon & Davey Richards vs. A.J. Styles & Christopher Daniels, Kevin Steen vs. B-Boy,, Arrogance vs. Cape Fear, Scorpio Sky vs. Human Tornado.
International Wrestling Cartel, March 18, Elizabeth, Penn., with Low Ki vs. Fabulous John McChesney, Sterling James Keenan vs. Shirley Doe, Abyss vs. Dennis Gregory, The Gambino Brothers vs. M-Dogg 20 & Josh Prohibition, Troy Lords vs. Shiima Xion, Jason Gory & KUDO vs. Larry Sweeney & a mystery partner.
IWA-Mid South, March 18, Midlothian, Ill., with Arik Cannon vs. Josh Abercrombie, Ian Rotten & Madman Pondo vs. The Iron Saints, Chuckie Smooth vs. CJ Otis, Eddie Kingston vs. Chuck Taylor, Trik Davis vs. Ryan Cruz, Billy Rocc vs. Darin Corbin, Toby Klein vs. Jigsaw, Tyler Black & Marek Brave vs. Crazy J & Lotus, Brandon Thomaselli vs. Ricochet.
Full Impact Pro, March 18, Arcadia, Fla., with matches featuring Roderick Strong, American Dragon, Kory “Rainman” Chavis, Austin Aries, Jimmy Rave, Jack Evans, Colt Cabana and Tony Mamaluke.
New England Championship Wrestling, March 18, Framingham, Mass., the Civic League, 7:30 p.m., Paul Lombardi will defend his title in the main event, plus matches featuring Alex Arion, John Walters, Jason Blade, Brian Fury, Johnny Idol, Frankie Arion.
New York Wrestling Connection, March 18, Deer Park, N.Y., the community center, 7 p.m., with Jerry Lynn vs. Quiet Storm, Bobby Roode vs. Josh Daniels, Mason Raige vs. a mystery opponent, Grim Reefer vs. Javi-Air, Mega & Joey Braggiol vs. Brian Meyers & Brett Matthews, Mike Spinelli & Crusher Doogan vs. Plazma.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 18, Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the armory.
River City Wrestling, March 18, San Antonio, Texas, the YWCA, with Hotstuff Hernandez vs. Hugh Rogue, The Nerdy Boys vs. The Texas Treats vs. the Natural Athletes in a three-team ladder match, Ikaika vs. a mystery opponent, Spiro vs. Quinten Allen.
National Wrestling Superstars, March 18, Wilmington, Del., the armory, with appearances by Sal Sincere and King Kong Bundy.
Universal Championship Wrestling, March 18, Owensboro, Ky., the armory, 7 p.m., with The James Gang vs. John Heidenreich & Mordecai, Buff Bagwell vs. Chris Michaels, Lollipop vs. Christie Ricci.
Impact Zone Wrestling, March 18, Lawton, Ok., with Big Van Vader vs. Aaron Neil in a cage match, plus Al Snow and Butch Reed.
EWF, March 18, Marion, Ind., with Lil’ Lucky O’Reilly, JT Zorin vs. Osyris, Steve Amani vs. Zack McGuire, Hank Calhoun & Gunner Hansen vs. Fallen Dragon & Hypnosis.
Northern Impact Wrestling, March 19, Forest Lake, Minn., the VFW hall, featuring Arik Cannon, Cody O’Neill, Kid Krazy, Punisher Rob James, Ryan Cruz, Darin Corbin, Nate Bash and Ben Sailer.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 19, Faribault, Minn., 4 p.m., with Joey Envy & Shimdog vs. Kamikaze Klecker & Aaron Corbin, JB Trask vs. Black Stallion, and matches featuring Cory O’Neill, John Johnson.
Mid South Wrestling, March 19, Oklahoma City, Ok., with Big Van Vader, Al Snow, Butch Reed.
Jersey All Pro, March 24, Union City, N.J., AWA Wrestling School, 8 p.m., with Rhino, Teddy Hart, Frankie Kazarian, Charlie Haas in action.
IWA-Mid South, March 24, Streamwood, Ill., with Low Ki vs. Tyler Black, Roderick Strong vs. Necro Butcher.
Pro Wrestling Elite, March 24, location TBA, with A.J. Styles vs. Harry Smith, Milano Collection AT vs. Jay Lethal, the Briscoes vs. John Walters & Josh Daniels.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 24, Overland, Mo., at the Wild Acres Gym.
Mercury 1 Wrestling, March 24, Reedsville, Wis., the high school, 7 p.m., with Kujo, Shane Hills, and will include a battle royal.
NWS, March 24, South River, N.J., at the VFW, with Kamala, Archadia, Nicky Oceans, Bryan Sexton, Slayer, Ed Kazzar, Dave Logan, JT Highlander.
Ring of Honor, March 25, New York, N.Y., Basketball City, with Bryan Danielson & Samoa Joe vs. KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji, Christopher Daniels vs. Alex Shelley, Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. the Briscoes, and a four-way women’s match.
Jersey All Pro, March 25, Aberdeen, N.J., the Tab Ramos Sports Center, with A.J. Styles vs. Jay Lethal, Rhino vs. Monty Brown, Teddy Hart vs. Azrieal, Sabu & Sonjay Dutt vs. Homicide & Low Ki, Charlie Haas vs. Frankie Kazarian.
AAW, March 25, Berwyn, Ill., the Eagles Club, with Eric Priest vs. Danny Daniels vs. ?? vs. ?? in a four-way elimination match, Machine & Stu vs. Zach Gowen & Nate Mattson vs. Marek Brave & Tyler Black, Dan Lawrence vs. Trik Davis, Tyme Paige vs. Charlie Manson.
UXW, March 25, Old Bethpage, N.Y., with Rhino vs. Raven, Sabu vs. Homicide, Balls Mahoney vs. Abyss, Vordell Walker vs. Mike Kruel, and matches featuring Steve Corino, Chris Harris, B.J. James & Kip “Billy Gunn” James.
NWA-Central States, March 25, Lawrence, Kan., the armory, with Payday Patterson vs. Michael Strider in a retirement match, plus Ace Steel vs. Mark Sterling and Dingo vs. Jaysin Strife.
Atlantic Coast Pro Wrestling, March 25, Roseboro, N.C., “a legends show,” with Naturals, Larry Zybysko, Dennis Condrey, Buff Bagwell, Rick Steiner, Maestro, Tracy Smothers are advertised for the show.
WPW/NAW, March 25, Caledonia, Minn., with Perry Saturn to appear.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 25, Mt. Vernon, Ill., the YMCA.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 25, Lonsdale, Minn., with Shimdog (a man) vs. ODB (a woman) in an evening gown match, Magnus Maximus vs. John Johnson, Joey Envy vs. Kamikaze Klecker, Big Daddy Hoofer & Tommy Gunn vs. Black Stallion & a myster partner, plus matches with the O’Neill twins, El Viejo, Johnny Parks, Tony Denucci and JB Trask.
Independent Wrestling Federation, March 25, West Paterson, N.J., IWF Centre, 7:30 p.m., with Damian Adams vs. Kevin Knight, “Bonecrusher” Fred Sampson & Dangerous Dan McGuire vs. Shawn Donovan & Travis Blake, Justin Corino vs. Shane O’Brian, Aaron Stride & Biggie Biggs vs. Tony Torres & Antonio Rivera.
NWA Virginia, March 25, Saluda, Va., Middlesex County High School, with Damien Wayne, UNOD, Scotty Blaze, Phil Brown, Dirty Money, Sean Lei.
CREW, March 25, Williamston, N.C., the armory, with Timber vs. Chris Chance in a barbed wire axehandle on a poll match, Viper vs. NOS, Rex Sterling vs. Crazii Shea, Hardcore Ref vs. Justin Sane, Eva of Destruction vs. Natasha.
NWA Wisconsin, March 25, Marinette, Wis., with Dinn T. Moore vs. Jose Guerrero, Shane Hills vs. Shortstack, Adrian Lynch vs. Xavier Mustafa, J-Cash vs. Diego Corleone, Berzerker & Courageous vs. Mason Quinn & a partner.
AWA-Washington Pinnacle Wrestling, March 25, Pacific, Wash., with Davey Richards vs. Harry “Bulldog” Smith.
Northeast Wrestling, March 25, Bristol, Conn., the Bristol Central High School, with Christian Cage vs. Billy Kidman, Jerry Lawler vs. Simon Dean, Chris Sabin vs. Xavier, and Tommy Dreamer to appear.
Ultimate Pro Wrestling, March 25, San Clemente, Calif., The O C Dojo, 8 p.m., Lil Nate defends his lightweight title in a 6-pack challenge.
3XW, March 25, Des Moines, Iowa, at $1 Dollard Fitness, with Brian Ash defending the 3XW title, Ann Thraxx vs. Traci Brooks, and a tag tournament featuring Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz, Nate Bash & Ben Sailer, Devin Carter & Casanova.
NWA Cyberspace, March 26, Dover, N.J., the Baker Ballroom, ** 4 p.m. start, with a four-way to determine a new champion. That four-way will feature Rodney Mack, the winner of Matt Bentley vs. Chris Harris, the winner of Sonjay Dutt vs. Mana, and one other ‘wildcard’ match. Other matches include All Money is Legal vs. SAT vs. Amazing Red & Archadia, Xavier vs. Quiet Storm, Mike Kruel vs. Ricky Reyes, Nikki Roxx vs. Mercedes Martinez.
Independent Wrestling Federation, March 26, West Paterson, N.J., the IWF Centre, 7:30 p.m., with Aaron Stride against the IWF champion (either Damian Adams or Kevin Knight.)
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 26, Faribault, Minn., 4 p.m. start.
Ring of Honor, March 30, Detroit, Mich., Michigan State Fairgrounds, 8 p.m., with Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. CIIMA & Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino, A.J. Styles & Matt Sydal vs. Dragon Kid & Genki Horiguchi, Jimmy Yang vs. Ryo Saito, Colt Cabana vs. Delirious.
Mercury 1 Wrestling, March 30, Green Bay, Wis., Neng Yee’s Performance Center, with Silas Young vs. the winner of the battle royal one week earlier.
Ring of Honor, March 31, Chicago Ridge, Ill., the Frontier Fieldhouse, with Bryan Danielson vs. Roderick Strong, a six-man Dragon Gate tag match. A.J. Styles & Matt Sydal vs. Austin Aries & Jack Evans, Colt Cabana vs. Homicide in a ‘fight without honor, and a first blood match of Chad Collyer vs. Ace Steel.
Brew City Wrestling, March 31, Waukesha, Wis., the AMF Lanes, with Dysfunction & Mason Quinn vs. Steve Stone & Dinn T. Moore, Ian Xavier vs. Red Lightning, Quinson Valentino vs. Chris Black, Thoruf vs. Xavier Mustafa, Ann Thraxx vs. Katie.
USA Main Event, March 31, Bland, Va., with Scotty Blaze, UNOD, Stan Lee.
ICW, March 31, Tacoma, Wash., the Elks Lodge, 8 p.m., Chino vs. Tim Flowers vs. Mr. GQ in an ironman match, Sloth & Chunk vs. Rad & Sonny O’Mara, Prince Abdullah Nahal vs. Chef in a no-DQ match, Sex Ed vs. Mike Santiago.
IWA-Mid South, April 1, Midlothian, Ill., **special 2:30 p.m. belltime** with Low Ki vs. Necro Butcher, Chris Hero vs. Milano Collection AT, Mickie Knuckles & MsChif vs. Daizee Haze & Vanessa Kraven, Ian Rotten vs. Kevin Steen, Delirious vs. El Generico, Matt “Spike Dudley” Hyson vs. Brandon Thomaselli, and Josh Abercrombie vs. Ruckus.
Ring of Honor, April 1, Chicago Ridge, Ill., with American Dragon vs. Lance Storm, Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels, Masato Yoshino & Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley vs. Dragon Kid & Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito, Colt Cabana vs. Homicide.
Combat Zone Wrestling, April 1, Philadelphia, Penn.
USA Main Event, April 1, Lebanon, Va., with UNOD, Stan Lee.
Alliance Wrestling Force, April 1, Plant City, Fla.
Pro Wrestling Mid-Atlantic, April 2, Hampton, Va., the Cinema Café, with Rick Steiner in action; then Wrestlemania shown in the theater.
Action Zone Wrestling, April 6, Waipahu, Hawaii, with A.J. Styles in action.
Full Impact Pro, April 7, Clearwater, Fla.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, April 7, Mehlville, Mo., the VFW Hall.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, April 8, Los Angeles, Calif.
Full Impact Pro, April 8, Crystal River, Fla.
ECWA, April 8, Newark, Del., the Boys’ & Girls’ Club, “The Super 8,” with Charlie Haas, Milano Collection AT, Danny Daniels, Josh Daniels, Scott Lost, Davey Richards, Bryan Logan, Andre Lyonz.
EWF Wrestling, April 8, Marion, Ind., the X8 Tournament, with Samoa Joe, Delirious, Jimmy Jacobs in action.
Northern Impact Wrestling, April 8, Amery, Wis., the North Star Event Center, with Arik Cannon vs. Punisher in a best of three falls match.
NWA Upstate, April 8, Rochester, N.Y., “Anniversary Anarchy II,” with Brodie Lee vs. Glenn Spectre in a steel cage, The Roadies vs. Cheech & Cloudy, and matches with Blue Meanie, John Walters, the Backseat Boyz, Sterling James Keenan, JP Black, the McCloudys, Triple X and John McChesney.
Vanguard Championship Wrestling, April 8, Williamsburg, Va., at Lafayette High School, with Streetsweepers vs. Hall Brothers.
USA Main Event, April 8, Oakwood, Va., the high school, Twin Valley Combined School, with UNOD, Stan Lee.
Alliance Wrestling Force, April 8, Dover, Fla.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, April 9, Los Angeles, Calif.
Neo Pro Wrestling, April 9, Faribault, Minn., 4:30 p.m., with Austin Aries vs. Cody O’Neill.
Vanguard Championship Wrestling, April 9, Hampton, Va., the Mercury Entertainment Center, with Sean Denny vs. Dirty Money, Sonjay Dutt vs. Phil Brown.
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