Other News Torch Indy Weekend Report: Jacobs injury, A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe to return to IWA Mid-South
Apr 2, 2007 - 3:57:00 PM
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WEEKEND RESULTS, NEWS & NOTES
Obviously, the big shows over the weekend were in Detroit with Ring of Honor. James Caldwell has covered those events on the Torch main page, and I recommend you check out those reviews. Sadly, ROH reported today that Jimmy Jacobs tore his ACL, which usually takes 9 months to come back from. ROH said there will be a spot for him on the shows, however.
In IWA Mid-South on Saturday, Chuck Taylor scored a pinfall on Low Ki after blinding him. Results are below.
In other news…
In some HUGE news, IWA Mid-South has announced the first 9 competitors for the 2007 “Ted Petty Invitational” in September. The list includes Matt Sydal, Davey Richards, and a HUGE first-round match of Low Ki vs. Samoa Joe! I have attended the past three TPI tournaments, and it is undoubtedly the biggest annual indy event in the Midwest. Check out www.iwamidsouthwrestling.com for all the details, and start making plans to attend!
A.J. Styles also will make his return after more than a two-year absence to IWA Mid-South on May 12.
Northeast Wrestling, will hold its “Wrestlefest XI” on April 22, in Bristol, Conn., at Bristol Central High School with Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, and Xavier.
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.
NWF, March 30, Cincinnati, Ohio: Nasty Russ defeats Tiny Tim and Danny Montgomery in a three-way, Austin Meddler defeats the Zodiac via DQ, Anthony Bryant defeats Ice, Benjamin Kimera defeats Christopher Michael Lotus, Dr. Melvin Winkleman defeats the Crybaby via DQ, Stewie Backlund defeats Bodacious, Jesse Hyde & Pompano Joe defeat Muldoon & the Warlock.
IWA Mid-South, March 31, Midlothian, Ill.: Jack Thriller defeats Danny Demanto, Billy Roc defeats Devon Moore, Jimmy Shalwin defeats Jeff King, Eddie Kingston defeats Ricky Reyes and Joker, Iron Saints beat Jason Hades & Troy Walters, Dysfunction defeats Vortekz and Dustin Lee and OMG in a four-way, Josh Abercrombie defeats Brandon Thomaselli, CJ Otis defeats Drake Younger, Chuck Taylor defeats Low Ki.
3XW, March 31, Waukee, Iowa: Shane Hollister defeats Knight Wagner, Jaysin Strife defeats Vic Victory, Mystik defeats Ann Thraxx, Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz defeat Ace Rockwell & Kwong, Arik Cannon defeats Bryce Benjamin, Marek Brave defeats Zac James, Casanova defeats Nate Bash and Ben Sailer and Dan Lawrence and Tony Rican and Ryan Slade in a six way, Gage Octane defeats Tony Scarpone, Hunter Matthews & Krotch defeat Aaron Masterson & Zach Thompson, Devin Carter defeats Brian Ash via DQ.
NWA Anarchy, March 31, Cornelia, Ga.: Austin Creed & Hayden Young defeat Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander, Sal Rinauro defeats Todd Sexton, Patrick Bentley defeats Adrian Hawkins & Seth Delay in a handicap match, Jason Justine & Mikki Free defeat the Urban Assault Squad, Phil Shatter & Truitt Fields & Kirby Mack & T.J. Mack defeat Brodie Chase & Brandon Phoenix & Adam Roberts & Don Matthews, Chad Parnham defeats Ace Rockwell and Slim J and Jeremy Vain in a double jeopardy match, Tank & Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers defeat Jeff Lewis & Kory Chavis & David Young in an Anarchy Rulz match.
GOUGE, March 31, Stem, N.C.: Felicia O defeats Cinnamon Snott, Thomas Simpson & Brian Hardcastle & Drew McElrath & B.J. Hancock defeat Derek Ryze & Stoney Hooker & Michael Frehley, Big Daddy David Blanchard defeats the Wrestling Superstar, Ace Crusader defeats Aloysius Street, the New Age Sheepherders defeat El Mariachi & La Flecha, the Urban Legends defeat Otto Schwanz & Ernie Nord, Chilly Willy defeats Scab, Major DeBeers defeats Trailer Park Heat in a stretcher match.
NWA Pro Wrestling, March 31, Venville, Md.: The Forefathers defeat the Young Guns, Mikey Nicholls defeat FN Carnage, Spike Steel defeats Jose Del Santo, AZ Vegara defeat Jamie Jurah, Brad West defeats Richter, Rusty Evans defeats Michael Morleone, Marcius Pitsonopolous defeats Jay Taylor.
Mid-States Wrestling, March 31, Harrison, Ariz.: Cast-Iron Cothern defeat Mitch Carter, Jim Fallon defeats Phil Lawrence, Gary Gram defeats El Matador Uno, Jason Jones defeats Jack Dalton, Jake Boulder defeats Cody Kelly, Kenny Campbell defeats Tony Gunn, Christopher Vincent defeats El Matador Dos, Michael Barry defeats Kraig Keesaman, Sassy Merlot defeats Lexington Starr via DQ, Cast-Iron Cothern won a 15-man battle royal to earn a title shot.
Universal Wrestling Federation, March 31, Ardmore, Okla.: Dane Giffin defeats Joe Herrell, Montego Seeka defeats Jerry Bostic, Javi Hernandez defeats Thomas Trump, Javi Hernandez defeats Seeka, Javi Hernandez defeats Griffin, Eric Rose defeats Cody Rawls, Bundy defeats Kuna Keeyoh, Prince al-Farat defeats D-Money.
NWA Indiana, April 1, Lafayette, Ind.: Marc Houston & Louis Linaris defeat Luis Rojas & Jeremy Hadley, Devon Fury defeats Johnny Rich, Quicksilver defeats Chris Cardio, Guy Lombardo & Marc Houston defeat Billy Bart & Xavier Xross, Scarlett Rose defeats Camron Star, Rob Ramer defeats Martin Fernandez, PT Hussla & Chase Richards defeat Dustin Lillard & Kenneth James, Shawn Cook defeats Billy Roc.
GOUGE Wrestling, April 4, Raleigh, N.C., the final show at Kings! Featuring Chilly Willy vs. Cham Pain vs. Otto Schwanz vs. CW Anderson, Allison Danger & TG HG vs. PJ & Stoney Hooker, Urban Legends vs. Charlie Dreamer & KC McKnight, Trailer Park Heat & Go Go the Gay Gorilla vs. the New Age Sheepherders, Major DeBeers & Beastmaster Rick Link vs. Dick Foley & Mudd Face, Yuk vs. Kimo.
AWA RUSH, April 5, Mankato, Minn., the Bandana Brewery, with Chris Jordan vs. ?????, Rain vs. Mystik, Devin Carter vs. Arya Daivari, Gator Magraw & mystery partner vs. Pete Huge & Kleck Michaels, Arik Cannon vs. Rob James vs. Casanova, Joessiah & Brian Sager & the Prophet vs. Ben Sailer & Mike Stanley & Jake Taylor, Aaron Corbin vs. Buddah, Shimdog vs. Matty Star.
IWA Mid-South, April 6, Plainfield, Ind., “April Bloodshowers,” with Jimmy Jacobs vs. the Barbarian, Ian Rotten vs. Drake Younger in a barbed-wire cage match, Tank vs. Freak Show in a Taipei Death Match.
1PW, April 6, Doncaster, England, with Jon Heidenreich, Juventud Guerrera, Nigel McGuinness, Doug Williams and Sterling James Keenan.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, April 7, Van Nuys, Calif., “All Star Weekend,” with Low Ki vs. Davey Richards, Kaz Hayashi vs. Alex Shelley, El Generico vs. PAC, Roderick Strong vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Jack Evans vs. Kevin Steen.
Combat Zone Wrestling, April 7, Philadelphia, Penn., with Chris Hero vs. Eddie Kingston, Necro Butcher vs. Mitch Ryder, Justice Pain vs. Drake Younger, DJ Hyde vs. Toby Klein, Jigsaw vs. Vortekz.
Shimmer Women’s Athletes, April 7, Berwyn, Ill., with MsChif vs. Amazing Kong.
NWA Upstate, April 7, Henrietta, N.Y., the Dome Arena, 6 p.m., with Brodie Lee & Cloudy & Larry Sweeney & Sterling James Keenan vs. Jimmy Olsen & Colin Olsen & Chip Stetson & Cheech in a cage “War Games” match, Raven vs. Danny Doring, Ruckus vs. Delirious, Pepper Parks vs. Sabian, Triple X vs. Big Cast, Mastiff vs. Eric Everlast vs. JP Black vs. Van Atlas, the Star Foundation vs. Sexxxy Eddy & Beef Wellington & Madden Fisher.
3Xwrestling, April 7, Perry, Iowa, with Jerry Lynn & Tony Scarpone vs. Gage Octane & Danny Daniels, Devin Carter vs. Brian Ash, Casanova vs. Ryan Slade and Krotch and Hunter Matthews in a four-way, Aaron Masterson & Zach Thompson vs. Jimmy Rockwell & a mystery partner.
Hoosier Pro Wrestling, April 7, Columbus, Ind., with Tammy “Sunny” Sytch on hand, and the return of former TNA wrestler Sinn.
Crossroad Championship Wrestling, April 7, Terre Haute, Ind., the Ryves Hall Youth Center.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, April 8, Van Nuys, Calif., “All Star Weekend,” with Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki, Kaz Hayashi vs. PAC, Chris Hero vs. Davey Richards, Claudio Castagnoli vs. Alex Shelley, Human Tornado vs. El Generico.
Ring of Honor, April 13, Long Island, N.Y., the Sports Plus Entertainment Center, with Takeshi Morishima & Chris Hero vs. Nigel McGuinness & Doug Williams, Austin Aries & Matt Cross & ??? vs. Roderick Strong & Davey Richards & Rocky Romero in a six-man tag, Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. El Generico & Kevin Steen, Shingo vs. Jack Evans, Colt Cabana vs. Delirious, Daizee Haze vs. Sara Del Ray.
Ring of Honor, April 14, Edison, N.J., the Inman Sports Club, with Takeshi Morishima vs. Nigel McGuinness, Doug Williams vs. Colt Cabana.
International Wrestling Cartel, April 14, Elizabeth, Penn., Court Time Sports Center, “Super Indy VI,” with Sterling James Keenan vs. Brent Albright, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Larry Sweeney, The Heartbreakers vs. Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol.
AAW, April 14, Berwyn, Ill., the Eagles Club, with Michigan Invasion vs. Zach Gowen & a partner of his choice, Ryan Boz & Dan Lawrence vs. DP Associates, and matches with Marek Brave, Eric Priest, Tyler Black, Chandler McClure, Michael Prater, Jayson Reign, Bryce Benjamin, Jay Ryan, Tony Scarpone and the Phoenix Twins.
IWA Mid-South, April 14, Shelbyville, Ind., Southwestern High School, with Demolition Ax vs. Bull Pain, Honky Tonk Man vs. Mitch Ryder, Ian Rotten vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.
Northern Impact Wrestling, April 14, Cottage Grove, Minn., Rush night club, 3 p.m. doors.
MCW Battleground, April 14, Cottage Grove, Minn., the armory, with The Prophet & Kleck Michaels vs. Thoruf & Craven Knyte, Gator Magraw vs. Jake Taylor in a bullrope match, Joey Envy vs. Big Daddy Hoofer, Ryan Stone vs. Arya Daivari, Ben Sailer vs. Rob James, Venom & Bret O’Brian vs. Malikite & Ryan Sax.
Lethal Wrestling Alliance, April 14, Affton, Mo.
Cleveland All Pro, April 15, Cleveland, Ohio, 3 p.m., with Faith In Nothing vs. Irish Airborne vs. Q & A in a ladder match, Tracy Smothers vs. Buff Bagwell, Jason Bane vs. Johnny Gargano.
Northern Impact Wrestling, April 15, Amery, Wis., the TAC, 5 p.m. doors.
Full Impact Pro, April 20, Inverness, Fla., at Citrus County Auditorium, with Jay Briscoe vs. Necro Butcher, Mark Briscoe vs. Mad Man Pondo, and matches with Roderick Strong, Claudio Castagnoli, Davey Richards, Nigel McGuinness, Larry Sweeney, Shingo, Delirious, Hallowicked, Jigsaw and Jerrelle Clark.
United Wrestling Federation, April 20, Prince George, Va., with Steve Corino vs. Dustin Rhodes, Austin Starr vs. Jerry Lynn, and Team 3D has an open challenge. Also appearing will be Scott Steiner, Amy Dumas and Christy Hemme.
Mercury 1 Wrestling, April 20, Reedsville, Wis., the high school, with Shane Hills vs. Adeagbo, and matches with Arik Cannon, Darin Corbin, Ryan Cruz, J-Cash, Diego Corleone, General Rashaan, Xavier Mustafa, Kody Rice, Jason Riley, Steve Boz.
Full Impact Pro, April 21, Crystal River, Fla., the armory, with the Briscoes vs. Necro Butcher & Mad Man Pondo in a bar room brawl, Erick Stevens defends the Florida Heritage title, and matches with Roderick Strong, Davey Richards, Nigel McGuinness, Jimmy Rave, Delirious, Shingo, Larry Sweeney, Claudio Castagnoli, Jigsaw and Hallowicked.
Jersey All Pro, April 21, Rahway, N.J., with Samoa Joe, Low Ki, Slyk Wagner Brown vs. Arcadia, Homicide & B-Boy vs. Eddie Kingston & Ruckus, Sara Del Ray vs. Daizee Haze.
Maryland Championship Wrestling, April 21, Bel Air, Md., with Rhyno, the Voodoo Kin Mafia, and Danny Doring.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, April 21, Philadelphia, Penn., the New Alhambra Arena, with Devon Moore defending his title.
United Wrestling Federation, April 21, Harrisonburg, Va., with Team 3D, Scott Steiner, Steve Corino, Austin Starr, Elix Skipper, David Young, Jerry Lynn, Dustin Rhodes, Christy Hemme.
New England Championship Wrestling, April 21, Quincy, Mass.
NWA Central States, April 21, St. Joseph, Mo., the Mayes Memorial armory.
EWF, April 21, Marion, Ind., “The X8 tournament,” with Brent Albright, Tyler Black, Tank Toland Justin Dean, Sami Callihan, Billy Roc, Jake Omen and Hillbilly Jed.
Independent Wrestling Federation, April 21, West Paterson, N.J., the IWF Centre.
Whiplash Wrestling, April 21, Mayetta, Kan., the Boys & Girls Club.
New Breed Wrestling, April 21, Rantoul, Ill.
Northeast Wrestling, April 22, Bristol, Conn., at Bristol Central High School, 5 p.m., “Wrestlefest XI” with Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, Xavier, Jason Blade, Romeo Roselli and Kurt Adonis.
Chikara Pro, April 22, Philadelphia, Penn.
IWA-Mid South, April 22, San Antonio, Texas, with Necro Butcher vs. Homicide, Davey Richards vs. Roderick Strong, Low Ki vs. Hotstuff Hernandez.
F1rst Wrestling, April 22, Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue night club, with Arik Cannon vs. Tyler Black, Lacey vs. Rain, Nate Bash vs. Rob James vs. Cody O’Neill vs. the Prophet, Ryan Cruz vs. Chris Jordan, Gator Magraw vs. Joey Envy, and matches Pete Huge, Darin Corbin, Venom.
Independent Wrestling Federation, April 22, West Paterson, N.J., the IWF Centre.
World Women’s Wrestling, April 22, Somerville, Mass., the Good Time Emporium.
Ring of Honor, April 27, St. Paul, Minn., the armory, with Takeshi Morishima vs. Austin Aries, Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. Gran Akuma & Hallowicked vs. Pelle Primeau & Mitch Franklin. Also matches with Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Shingo, Colt Cabana, Delirious, Homicide, Christopher Daniels, B.J. Whitmer, Brent Albright, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero.
Northeast Wrestling, April 27, Danbury, Conn., the Police Athletic League Building, 8 p.m., with A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, Xavier, Ron Zombie, Talia, Romeo Roselli, Big Daddy, Brian Anthony.
UWA, April 27, Mississauga, Ontario, at St. John’s Hall, with Sonjay Dutt & Osiris vs. Josh Prohibition & Bishop, plus matches with Arik Cannon, Ryan Cruz, Darin Corbin, Larry Sweeney.
NWA Upstate, April 27, Rochester, N.Y., with Brodie Lee vs. Zach Gowen in a hair vs. hair match, Headshrinker Samu issues an open challenge.
IWA-Mid South, April 28, Midlothian, Ill., the Rec Center, **afternoon show,** with Ian Rotten vs. Steve Corino.
Ring of Honor, April 28, Chicago Ridge, Ill., with Takeshi Morishima vs. Shingo.
King of Europe Cup, April 28, Liverpool, England, with Chris Hero, Nigel McGuinness, Matt Sydal, Davey Richards, Roderick Strong and El Generico.
Northeast Wrestling, April 28, Newburgh, N.Y., at Newburgh Free Academy High School, with Team 3D, Jerry Lawler, Abyss, Xavier, and a meet & greet with Chris Jericho!
NWA Central States, April 28, Lawrence, Kan., “third anniversary show,” featuring Low Ki.
Northstar Premier Wrestling, April 28, Rockford, Minn., the community center.
River City Wrestling, April 28, San Antonio, Texas, at Bellaire Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m.
UPWA, April 28, Wilmington, N.C., the armory.
Blackball’d Wrestling Organization, April 28, Phoenixville, Penn., with Glen Osbourne vs. Patch, Angus the Caveman vs. Kid Kaos, Bazooka Joe & Chris Wylde vs. Gemini Trojans, Judas Gray vs. a member of the Krotch Stomp Kings, Big Slam Vader vs. Mr. Jester.
King of Europe Cup, April 29, Liverpool, England, with Chris Hero, Nigel McGuinness, Matt Sydal, Davey Richards, Roderick Strong and El Generico.
Full Impact Pro, April 29, Brooksville, Fla., the Hernando County Fair, 1 p.m. start, with a battle royal and matches with Roderick Strong, Erick Stevens, Steve Madison, Seth Delay, Sal Rinauro, Jerrelle Clark, LaDuke Jakes, Ace Rockwell, Rough House Mosca, and the Heartbreak Express.
AIW, April 29, Pittsburgh, Penn.
AWA RUSH, May 3, Mankato, Minn., with Necro Butcher vs. Horace the Psychopath.
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