Other News Torch Indy Weekend Preview: Danielson-Homicide, Samoa Joe, Gowen, Raven, Heidenreich
Dec 22, 2006 - 2:59:00 PM
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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
This is a light weekend for pro wrestling, as only Ring of Honor is running of the major indies.
Samoa Joe is injured and will not wrestle on the ROH shows this weekend, but he will be attendance. For most of the past year, ROH has built up the question of whether Homicide would win the ROH title this year; he’s stated that if he doesn’t win it, he will leave ROH. So, Homicide will face Bryan Danielson, with both men suffering from shoulder injuries. It should be an epic weekend!
In other news…
Full Impact Pro has announced the roster for its next shows on Jan. 12 & 13, featuring Roderick Strong, Bryan Danielson, Shingo, Jimmy Rave, Jack Evans. Also, Jimmy Jacobs will make his FIP debut. IWC wrestler Shiima Xion out of the Pittsburgh area also will debut. Chikara wrestlers Larry Sweeney and Gran Akuma made good impressions last weekend and also will return.
Combat Zone Wrestling has announced its first 2007 show will be on Jan. 13, with Chris Hero vs. Justice Pain and Jigsaw vs. Hallowicked.
IWA-Mid South has posted results of all 31 shows it held this year on its Website at www.iwamidsouthwrestling.com. The 4/1 show and the TPI events topped their year.
Raven has been added to the next Maryland Championship Wrestling show on Dec. 28.
Zach Gowen will head to Cleveland All Pro for its next show on Jan. 14.
The Nu-Wrestling Evolution tour across Italy has concluded. The lineup featured wrestlers like Vampiro, Matt Morgan, Ultimo Dragon, John Heidenreich and Juventud Guerrera. Learn more about this promotion at www.nwewrestling.com.
** I will likely have just one post next week, probably Thursday, as this is a slow time for indy wrestling, and I’m taking a few days off! I plan to finish up watching & reviewing the IWA-Mid South anniversary show (with Low Ki vs. Chris Hero) today, then I’ll move on to the rest of the PWG “BOLA”, the ROH 10/27 DVD, and Shimmer Volume 5! Reviews are pending!
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.
Prime Time Wrestling, Dec. 13, Belleville, Mich.: Tyson Dux & A-1 defeat Gutter & Brad Martin, Johnny Dynamo fought N8 Mattson to a time-limit draw, Jaime D (Sirelda in TNA) defeats Sonny Scarboni, Eddie Venom defeats Conrad Kennedy III, Johnny Devine defeats Tyler Black, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley defeat Petey Williams & Phil Atlas to retain the Zero-1 Max Tag Titles, and Robert Roode defeats Abyss & Scott D'Amore in a Triple Threat Match to win the vacant PTW Heavyweight Title with Shane Douglas as special guest referee and Ms. Brooks in the corner of Rude.
Ring of Honor, Dec. 22, Hartford, Conn., the Connecticut Expo Center, with Jimmy Rave vs. Bryan Danielson vs. Homicide vs. Nigel McGuinness in a four-corner survival match, Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal vs. Shingo & CIMA, Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe, Delirious vs. Adam Pearce, Colt Cabana vs. Brent Albright, Jimmy Jacobs & Mercedes Martinez vs. B.J. Whitmer & Daizee Haze in a mixed tag.
Ring of Honor, Dec. 23, Manhattan, N.Y., the Manhattan Center, for “Final Battle 2006”, with Homicide vs. Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong & Delirious vs. Matt Sydal & Shingo & CIMA, B.J. Whitmer & Colt Cabana vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Brent Albright, Christopher Daniels vs. Jimmy Rave vs. Davey Richards vs. El Generico, plus Nigel McGuinness, the Briscoes, Adam Pearce, Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli.
EWF, Dec. 23, Marion, Ind., with “Seasons Beatings 2006.”
AWF, Dec. 23, Hayward, Wis., the LCO Casino, 7 p.m., with Tony DeNucci, Lenny Lane, Mitch Paradise, Black Stallion, James Thomas, Kid Krazy, Rain, Lacey.
Maryland Championship Wrestling, Dec. 28, Glen Burnie, Md., at Michael’s 8th Ave, with the return of Raven, Adam Flash vs. Christian York, Jason Static vs. Danny Jaxx, Alex Shelley vs. Ruckus, Bruiser & Genesis vs. Kelly Bell & Buzz Stryker, The Slackers vs. the Ghetto Mafia, Lana vs. Angela.
Pro Wrestling Press, Dec. 30, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra Arena, special 2:30 p.m. belltime, with Devon Moore vs. Gary Wolf vs. Trent Acid vs. Ian Rotten in a steel cage match, Pat Tanaka vs. Helter Skelter, Aramis vs. Johnny Kashmere, Pete Hunter vs. Teddy Fine, Mickie Knuckles & Missy Sampson vs. Amy Lee & Tara Murphy, Dameon Slugga vs. ZBARR, the O’Doyle brothers vs. the Krash Krew.
EWF, Dec. 30, Marion, Ind., with Daffney, Jimmy Jacobs in action.
AWA-Washington South, Dec. 30, Tacoma, Wash., the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m., with Davey Richards vs. Laramie Lexow, plus matches with Twist & Bolo, Caden Mathews, and Christopher Ryseck.
Blackball’d Wrestling Organization, Dec. 30, Phoenixville, Penn., the wrestling academy, with Danny Rose vs. Kage, Pelle Primeau vs. Kid Kaos, Salvation 2k8 vs. Krotch Stomp Kings, Hard Candy vs. Team Kory, and a 20-man battle royal.
IWA-Mid South, Jan. 5, Plainfield, Ind., with Low Ki vs. Roderick Strong.
NWA Midwest, Jan. 6, Streamwood, Ill., the Park District Rec Center, with Chris Sabin vs. Jay Lethal, Alex Shelley vs. Jason Dukes vs. Mississippi Madman, Karl Anderson vs. Ryan Boz, Tyler Black vs. Marek Brave, Skullkrusher Rasche Brown vs. Steve Boz, Marco Cordova & Jayson Reign vs. Corp. Robinson & Hardcore Craig, A-1 Alistar Ralphs & Tyson Dux vs. Eric Priest & Chandler McClure, MsChif vs. Mickie Knuckles vs. Josie in a three-way.
NEPW, Jan. 6, Painesville, Ohio, with M-dogg 20 vs. John McChesney, Mickey & Marshall Gambino vs. J-Rocc & Ray Rowe, Lexie Lane & Robbie Starr vs. Jessicka Havoc & Christian Vaughn, Jason Gory vs. Super Hentai, Adam Cage vs. Jimmy Demarco.
W.A.R. Wrestling, Jan. 6, Lima, Ohio, the UAW Hall, with Elvis Elliot vs. Steve Stone in a cage match, Matt Mason vs. Danny Daniels vs. Brian Beech, Delivery Inc. vs. Ala Hussein & Mustafa Saied.
World-1 Wrestling, Jan. 7, Pottstown, Penn.
Northern Impact Wrestling, Jan. 7, Amery, Wis., with Kid Krazy vs. Chris Jordan, Prophet vs. Darin Corbin, Arik Cannon vs. Aaron Corbin, Ryan Cruz vs. Rob James, Kamikaze Klecker vs. Bret O’Brian.
Pro Wrestling RUSH, Jan. 11, Mankato, Minn., with Cowboy Gator Magraw.
Full Impact Pro, Jan. 12, Inverness, Fla., the Citrus County Auditorium, with Black Market vs. the YRR, Erick Stevens vs. Brent Albright, and matches with Roderick Strong, Shingo, Jack Evans, Jimmy Rave, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Shane Hagadorn, Larry Sweeney, Gran Akuma, Shiima Xion, Pelle Primeau.
New Age Pro Wrestling, Jan. 12, Black River Falls, Wis., the high school, with Cowboy Gator Magraw, Red Lightning in action.
Full Impact Pro, Jan. 13, Crystal River, Fla., the national guard armory, with Erick Stevens vs. Steve Madison in a dog collar match, Seth Delay vs. Sal Rinuaro in a TLC match, and matches with Roderick Strong, Shingo, Jack Evans, Jimmy Rave, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Shane Hagadorn, Larry Sweeney, Gran Akuma, Shiima Xion, Pelle Primeau.
Combat Zone Wrestling, Jan. 13, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra, with Chris Hero vs. Justice Pain and Jigsaw vs. Hallowicked, Onyx & Rainman vs. Ruckus & Sabian.
Brew City Wrestling, Jan. 13, Waukesha, Wis., with Abdullah the Butcher vs. Dinn T. More.
Cleveland All Pro, Jan. 14, Cleveland, Ohio, Turner’s Hall, 3 p.m. show, with Zach Gowen vs. Josh Prohibition, Tracy Smothers vs. Bane, Azrieal vs. Johnny Gargano, Irish Airborne vs. Q & A.
International Wrestling Cartel, Jan. 19, Elizabeth, Penn., Court Time Sports Center, with Ricky Reyes vs. Brent Albright, Jay Lethal vs. Jason Cage, Eric Young vs. Larry Sweeney, Shiima Xion & Jason Gory vs. Sexual Harassment.
NWA Central States, Jan. 19, Lawrence, Kan., the Mayes Memorial National Guard Armory.
AWF, Jan. 19, Brooklyn Park, Minn., at Grace Fellowship Church.
UWA, Jan. 19, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with Arik Cannon in action.
Jersey All Pro, Jan. 20, Rahway, N.J., at the Rec Center, with Azrieal & Jay Lethal vs. the SAT, Teddy Hart vs. Necro Butcher, Colt Cabana vs. Delirious, Alicia vs. Daizee Haze.
AAW, Jan. 20, Berwyn, Ill., with Marek Brave in action, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Zach Gowen, Tony Scarpone vs. Zero.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Jan. 20, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra, with the return of the Insane Clown Posse’s JCW.
AWA Pro Wrestling World 1 South, Jan. 20, Savannah, Ga., Alee Shrine Temple, with Vordell Walker, Francisco Ciatso, The Heartbreak Express, Onyx, Scott Davis, and Dagon Briggs.
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