Other News Torch Indy Weekend Report: Bagwell, Murdock, Dave Taylor, Mahoney, Vito
Jul 22, 2008 - 3:45:42 PM
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By Chris Vetter, torch contributor
Torch Indy Reporter Chris Vetter sees dozens of indy shows all over the Midwest, and regularly watches & reviews indy DVDs. His reports covering the entire U.S. Indy Scene are usually published exclusively here at PWTorch.com every Monday and Friday.
WEEKEND RESULTS, NEWS & NOTES
This was a fairly quiet weekend for indy wrestling. In recent results, you’ll see that Zach Gowen and Buff Bagwell competed in Michigan for XICW.
In other news…
Recently released WWE wrestler Trevor Murdock will return to his roots in IWA Mid-South on Saturday, facing Insane Lane in Sellersburg, Ind.
Dave Taylor is slated to wrestle for IWA Mid-South at the annual “Ted Petty Invitational” at the end of September. Other names slated for this year’s tournament include: Chris Hero, Arik Cannon, BJ Whitmer, Ace Steel, Mike Quackenbush and El Generico.
Balls Mahoney and Vito will be touring in Portugal for Pro Wrestling Revolution in early August.
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.
New England Championship Wrestling, July 12, Quincy, Mass.: Ryan Matthews defeats Makua, Evan Siks & Nick Steel defeat Darling Damon & Jason Rumble, Johnny Punch defeats Ray Kejimura, Brian Nunes & Dan Freitas defeat Chase Del Monte & Fred Curry Jr., TJ Richter defeats Frankie Vain, Ariel & Brendan Michael Thomas defeat Brandon Webb & Taeler in a mixed tag, Brandon Locke defeats Handsome Johnny, DC Dillinger & Scott Osbourne defeat Alex Arion & Max Bauer.
Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling, July 13, Pontiac, Mich.: Jeff Brooks defeats Ty Darius, Jeff King defeats CJ Otis, Jaimy Coxxx defeats Mo Dread, Anthony Rivera defeats Adam Renolds, Josh Raymond defeats Kid Hyrbid to win the light heavyweight title, Zach Gowen defeats Christian Able, the DBA defeats Joe Byrd via DQ, Eddie Venom defeats Buff Bagwell, Skull Ganz & Devil Dawg defeat Gavin Starr & Keith Crème, Eddie Venom won a weapons battle royal.
Showtime All-Star Wrestling, July 18, Millersville, Tenn.: Sigmon defeats Byron Wilcott, Shane Eden defeats Shawn Shultz via DQ, Chris Michaels defeats Adam Armor, Chase Stevens defeats Hammerjack, Stephen Greene & Drew Haskins defeat Larry Cooter & Chris Cane, Rick Santel vs. Arrick Endrews ended in a double DQ.
Hoosier Pro Wrestling, July 19, Columbus, Ind.: Downtown Dewey Brown defeats Sabotage, Gary Cherry defeats TJ Kemp, the cruiserweight champ defeats Fuji Brown and Eddie Felson in a three-way, Troy Van Zant defeats Bobby Black, Ronnie Vegas defeats Pastor Pain, Fuji Brown won a battle royal to earn a title shot.
MMWA-SICW, July 19, East Carondelet, Ill.: A.J. Williams defeats Johnny Courageous, Bobby D defeats Jaysin Static, Shaft defeats Billy Diamond, Gary Jackson defeats Phil E. Blunt, the Big Texan defeats Moondog River via DQ, Jerome Cody defeats Tommy Riggs, Jeremy Lightfoot defeats Jeff Hawkins in a cage match.
IWS, July 19, Montreal, Quebec: Samson defeats Vanessa Kraven, Shayne Hawke defeats Twiggy, Cheech & Cloudy defeat Dan Paysan & Jimmy Stone, EXesS defeats Vin Gerard, Jake Matthews defeats Stupefied, Kevin Steen & Jagged & Shane Matthews defeat Beef Wellington & Sexxxy Eddy & Evil Ninja in a six-man tag.
EWF, July 19, Marion, Ind.: Kyle Cassidy defeats Fallen Dragon, Hank Calhoun & Wildman Rogers defeat Andy Santos & Pac Man Jackson and the Ramirez Brothers in a three-way tag match, General Lee defeats Tank Bruiser, Just Justin & Pac Man Jackson & Andy Santos & Kyle Cassidy & General Lee & Mitchell Taylor defeat the Fallen Dragon & Tank Bruiser & Hank Calhoun & Wildman Rogers & the Ramirez Brothers.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 24, Seaside Heights, N.J., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall, with Al Snow in action.
WXW, July 24, Allentown, Penn., with Sugaa vs. Tommy Suede and Billy Dream in a three-way, the Dynamic Sensation vs. Sabian, DJ Hyde vs. Cobian, and matches with All Money Is Legal, the Daniels Dynasty, the Island Kings, Javi-Air, Azrael, Z-Barr.
Ring of Honor, July 25, Toronto, Canada, at the Ted Reeve Arena, with Nigel McGuinness vs. Kevin Steen, Austin Aries & Jay Briscoe vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli.
Empire Wrestling Federation, July 25, Covina, Calif., with Joey Ryan vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Terex, Ari Romero & Ari Romero Jr. in action, Brandon Gatson vs. Mikey Nicholls.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 25, Middletown, N.J., at the VFW Hall, with Al Snow in action.
Elite Pro Wrestling, July 25, Oak Forest, Ill., at the Park Rec Center, with Acid & Syn vs. Jake O’Neill & Mustafa Ali, JD Hughes vs. Brandon Thomaselli, Martin Jones vs. Corp. Robinson, Dysfunction vs. Jason Hades, the Ring Rydas vs. Ash & Vito Thomaselli & Kris Chambers in a six-man tag, the Soul Touchaz vs. Jay Jensen & Michael Elgin.
Ring of Honor, July 26, Detroit, Mich., at the Fairgrounds & Expo center, with Claudio Castagnoli vs. Kevin Steen OR Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson vs. Tyler Black, Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki vs. Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, July 26, Philadelphia, the World Gym, with Jake “the Snake” Roberts vs. Sandman, Chris Masters vs. Trent Acid, All Money Is Legal vs. the Best Around, Amy Lee vs. Kacee Carlisle, Aramis vs. Lucky.
IWA Mid-South, July 26, Sellersburg, Ind., with Trevor Murdock vs. Insane Lane, Jason Hades vs. Prince Mustafa Ali, Devon Moore vs. Jayson Quick, Michael Elgin vs. D.J. Hyde, Egotistico Fantastico vs. Sami Callahan.
National Wrestling Superstars, July 26, Long Branch, N.J., with Al Snow and Matt “Spike Dudley” Hyson in action.
Pro Wrestling Xtreme, July 26, Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 6:30 p.m., with Michael Elgin vs. Freak Show, Pepper Parks vs. Cody Deaner, Pandora vs. Amy Victory, Reck vs. Robbie Crawford, Daemon Reznor vs. Tyler Tirva, Asylum vs. Xtremo.
ECWA, July 26, Newark, Del., with the return of Freak Nastty, plus Mr. Scott Wright vs. Sean Royal.
National Wrestling Superstars/Funkdafied Wrestling, July 27, Christiana Del., at the fire company hall, with Al Snow in action.
XICW, July 27, Warren, Mich., at the Ritz, with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine vs. the Necro Butcher, N8 Mattson vs. Jaimy Coxxx, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Josh Raymond, Eddie Venom vs. the DBA in a street fight.
Varsity Pro Wrestling, July 31, Bournemouth, England, with Booker T and Daivari in action.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 1, Manassas, Va., at Sports Network and Fitness Inc., with Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin, Chris Hero vs. Brent Albright, Roderick Strong vs. Ruckus.
National Wrestling Superstars, Aug. 1, Union, N.J., at the Elks Lodge, with Tito Santana, Bryan Harley, Ryan Angus.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 2, Manhattan, N.Y., with Adam Pearce vs. Brent Albright, Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin, Naomichi Marufuji vs. Go Shiozaki.
Varsity Pro Wrestling, Aug. 2, Portsmouth, England, with Booker T and Daivari in action.
International Wrestling Cartel, Aug. 2, Elizabeth, Penn., at Court Time Sports Center.
ACPW, Aug. 2, Roseboro, N.C., at the middle school, 7:30 p.m., with KC McKnight vs. Charlie Dreamer featuring special referee Nikita Koloff, Jay Steel vs. former TNA wrestler David Young, Dennis Condrey and Stro team up with an open challenge, and the Naturals will be in action.
Wrestling Superstars Live, Aug. 2, Rochester, Minn., with Nick Bockwinkel, Larry Zbyszko, Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie and “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka in attendance.
Pro Wrestling Ohio, Aug. 3, Cleveland, Ohio, at the Plain Dealer Pavilion, with Matt Cross vs. Josh Prohibition, Jason Bane vs. Cronus, Johnny Gargano vs. Gregory Iron, Matthew Justice & Morty Rackem vs. Jake Crist & Vincent Nothing vs. Virus & Virus Grande, Greg “the Hammer” Valentine vs. Mike Tolar, King Kong Bundy vs. Benjamin Boone.
IWA East Coast, Aug. 6, South Charleston, W.Va., with an appearance by Johnny Fairplay.
F1rst Wrestling, Aug. 8, Minneapolis, Minn., at the First Avenue Night Club, with Arik Cannon & Cody O’Neill vs. Chris Jordan & Pete Huge, O.D.B. vs. Ann Brookstone, Thoruf Marius vs. Big Brody Hoofer, Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin vs. Ben Sailer & Nate Bash, Tyler Black vs. Joey Envy, Venom & Kamikaze Klecker vs. Rob James & Horace the Psychopath, Arya Daivari vs. Shane Hollister.
NWA Mid-Atlantic, Aug. 9, Hudson, N.C., featuring Buff Bagwell, Rick Steiner, the Midnight Express and the Rock n’ Roll Express.
World Wrestling Coalition, Aug. 9, Aberdeen, Ohio, with Abyss and Shark Boy in action.
International Wrestling Entertainment, Aug. 9, Hamilton, Ontario, with Al Snow.
Loco Wrestling, Aug. 9, Pennsauken, N.J., at “Devastation University.”
IAW Wrestling, Aug 9, South Bend, Ind., at Coveleski Stadium, with Demolition vs. Greg “the Hammer Valentine & Brian the Crippler, Pat Tanaka vs. Andy Chene, and matches with the Ripper and Sgt. Jay Peterson.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 15, Cleveland, Ohio, with Roderick Strong & Brent Albright vs. Go Shiozaki & Chris Hero.
UWA Hardcore, Aug. 15, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Pure Wrestling Association, Aug. 15, Kitchener, Ontario, at Elements Night Club, with Buff Bagwell and Steve Corino in action.
Heavy On Wrestling, Aug. 15, Proctor, Minn., at the Powerhouse Bar, with Ben Sailer & Nate Bash vs. Joey Envy & Arik Cannon, Black Stallion vs. Big Brody Hoofer, Horace the Psychopath vs. Prophet vs. Ryan Cruz, Arya Daivari vs. Venom, and appearances by Baron Von Raschke, WCW’s Daffney and ODB.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 16, Chicago Ridge, Ill., with Necro Butcher & Tyler Black vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico.
ICWF Pro Wrestling, Aug. 16, St. Petersburg, Fla., at Chiq’s Bar, with Ms. TNT making an open challenge, and matches with Frankie Fontaine, Danny Darling, Joshua Masters, Eddie Taurus, Ray Beez, Pretty Fly, Mark Zout.
New England Championship Wrestling, Aug. 16, Quincy, Mass.
UWA Hardcore, Aug. 16, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Pure Wrestling Association, Aug. 16, Hamilton, Ontario, LLW Fight Factory, with Buff Bagwell and Steve Corino in action.
Pro Wrestling Xtreme, Aug. 16, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada, with Rhino in action.
Pure Wrestling Association, Aug. 17, Milton, Ontario, the Hardball Cafe, with Buff Bagwell and Steve Corino in action.
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