Other News Indy Results: Tony Mamaluke, Nikolai Volkolf, Larry Zbyszko
Jun 18, 2003 - 1:48:00 PM
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By Jon Koeller, Torch Team Contributor
Greetings Indy Wrestling Connoisseurs, Yes, it is that time of the week again - time for another Indy Report. It was a relatively busy weekend this past weekend in much of the southeastern part of the country for some rather small (but no less significant!) promotions, as Pennsylvania and West Virginia fans had their fill of cards to be able to chose from. I've spotlighted a number of those cards in the "Results" portion of the report below.
This Report's main focus is on some of the smaller indy scenes that do not typically draw the attention of some of the larger, more publicized promotions (ROH, Mid-American, etc.) Yet, for those looking for some bigger names, you may wish to pay note to the recent WWWA card, which featured Nikolai Volkolf and Larry Zbyszko - (whatever happened to the "Living Legend's tenure in NWA-TNA!?). Also, the much-hyped CZW 6/14 show's results are included below.
Finally, from time-to-time I have previously included press releases from promotions advertising tryouts to wannabe / aspiring wrestling talent. I have included two such notices below from WOHW and NEPRO. Thus, for any readers looking to get a crack with an indy promotion, you'll probably want to pay extra note to this column. I've also included a PR regarding a cross-country move for the EWA.
On to the results...
Liberty Championship Wrestling, 6/13, Monroeville PA
Phenom" Phil Stamper defeated "Nasty" Nick Crane. "Deciteful" Devin Devine, Darkstar, and Unknown beat Lance Dayton, Virus, and Kid Cupid in a Lucha Libre match. "Shooter" Spence Slater beat CJ Sensation. Real Smooth defeated White Trash Hero and Bigg. In a LCW Title match, Tournament Finals: "The Spotlight" Scottie Gash defeated "the Aerial Icon" Justin Idol.
CHIKARA Pro Wrestling, 6/13, Allentown PA
Reckless Youth defeated Mike Kruel via DQ. Icarus beat Hallowicked in a non-title match under "Sudden Death" rules. The Wild Cards topped Ultra and ZERO in an "I Quit" match when Mister ZERO submitted to the Kondo Clutch. Jigsaw beat Gran Akuma with help from Rorschach. "Lightning" Mike Quackenbush and Blind Rage went to a 30-minute draw in a "best 2 out of 3 falls" contest (Rage won the first fall with a Gedoh Clutch, Quackenbush won the second fall with a Huracanrana).
Appalachian Wrestling Federation, 6/13, Grayson KY
"Beautiful" Billy Maverick defeated Kris Rayne. Austin Meddlar (w/ manager Wes Bitterman) beat Ryan Stone. "Sexy Boy" Bobby Storm bested B.J. the D.J. to retain the AWF Heavyweight Championship. Tuffy and Mike topped Solid Steele. Matt Parks conquered "Bad Attitude" Brian Beech. The Green Brothers beat Chad Allegra and Jay Donaldson to become the new AWF Tag Team Champions.
International Pro Wrestling, 6/13, Princeton WV
War Machine beat "Mr. Charisma" Chris Gilbert. Drake Tungsten and Roger Hamm defeated Jason Lancaster and Eddie Walters. Cyonide and Agent Orange topped Yellow Jacket and Johnny Blast. Brandi Wine went over Brandi Alexander. In an IPW West Virginia Title match, Kid Apollo retained against Scotty McKeever.
Black Diamond Wrestling, 6/14, Dallas Pike WV
CJ Sensation beat Devin Devine and Dirk Ciglar. Muhammad Hussain defeated Matthew DeVega III. Jake Garrett and QB Blitz went to a draw. Dash Bennett beat Kid Cupid. "The Ace" Ryan Spade defeated "Phenom" Phil Stamper. In a BDW Heavyweight Title match, Nikita Allanov defeated Daron Smythe. A BDW EAW Title match Battle Royal was won by Harold Potter.
International Pro Wrestling, 6/14, Beaver WV
Yellow Jacket defeated Agent Orange. Jason Lancaster beat J.V. Insanity. UNOD topped Johnny Blast and T.J. Phillips. Scotty McKeever (w/ Chuck Jones) defeated "New Sensation" Scotty Blaze (w/ Erotica D'Vine). In an IPW West Virginia Title match, Kid Apollo retained against Chuck Jones.
World Wide Wrestling Alliance, 6/14, York PA
Night Prowler beat Armageddon (w/ Night Fall). NY Panther beat Mr. Blackwell. In a SWA Ladies Title match, WWWA Ladies Champion Tiffany Monroe beat Summer Heat. Shane Shadows defeated Brandon Shocker. In a SWO Tag Title match, PR Swat topped Dark Karnival. DJ Danzar pinned J-Money. Nikolai Volkolf defeated Nick Castel. The Enforcers, Swede and Bravo (York, PA police officers) defeated Wolfman and Phoenix. WWWA World Champion Demetious Arion beat WWWA Heavyweight Champion Heartbreaker. Ravage beat Ykuski. Glen Osbourn topped Max Thrasher. "Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko beat self-proclaimed "Indy Legend" Johnny Graham. NOTE: WWWA's next show is Saturday, July 12th at the Zerns Farmers Market in Gilbersville, PA.
Independent Wrestling Revolution & Micro Wrestling Federation, "Fresh Fest 3", 6/14, 6 Shooters Bar - Saginaw MI [attendance: 313]
IWR: American Kickboxer & Bubba MacKenzie defeated Necro Butcher & Josh Movado when Kickboxer pinned Movado. MWF: "The Bronx Thug" Lil' Killa defeated POD. MWF: "The Mouthpiece" Ace beat Jimmy "Spud Buddy". IWR: Gutter defeated N8 Mattson & Big Jay "The Cable Guy" Venom in a Triple Threat Elimination match. MWF: Teo beat "The Tiniest Terror in Wrestling" Blixx. IWR: "The International Superstar" Klunk the Klown beat his female manager Badunkadunk in an inter-gender match and also threw her in a water dunk tank. MWF: "The World's Monster Midget" Meatball defeated Short Dawg to retain the MWF championship. IWR & MWF: In the main event, "Xtreme Wrestling Superstar" Mad Man Pondo defeated "Juggalo Wrestling Superstar" Hollywood Chuck Hogan after a piledriver through a thumbtack, barbwire & light-tube covered table.
Combat Zone Wrestling, "Truth or Consequences", 6/14, Viking Hall - Philadelphia PA
"The Future of Hardcore" Nick Gage defeated Nate Hatred and HIV Member Messiah (w/ "Discount" Dewey Donovan) in a steel cage match to become BJW Death Match Champion. Sonjay Dutt defeated Deranged. Jon Dahmer (w/ Cory Kastle) defeated Niles Young (w/ Jude) and The Grim Reefer in a three-way match. Ian Knoxx, Adam Flash, and "Doomsday" Danny Rose defeated "Rebel's Army" (Z-Barr, Greg Matthews, and Derek Frazier with Rebel). After the match, Z-Barr was kicked out of Rebel's Army. GQ defeated Chri$ Ca$h. HIV Member B-Boy defeated Jimmy Rave. Tony Mamaluke and Reckless Youth defeated Nick Berk by simultaneous submissions. CZW Junior Heavyweight Champion Ruckus defeated Ric Blade in a title match. CZW World Tag Team Champions the Backseat Boyz (HIV Members Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere w/ "Discount" Dewey Donovan) defeated the Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay Briscoe) in a title match. Rebel defeated Zandig in an I Quit Strap Match. IWA Mid-South Wrestling's Ian Rotten, Corporal Robinson and JC Bailey ran in the front door and jumped Zandig. Zandig quit because the IWA faction tied up Zandig's wife to the ring ropes and threatened to hit her with a steel chair.
MISC. / PRESS RELEASES
Eastern Wrestling Alliance Moving
Press Release - Portland, ME 6/14/03- The Eastern Wrestling Alliance, a top independent professional wrestling organization in New England / Maine, announced at its 6/14 Strive Center show in South Portland, ME that they will be leaving their Portland homebase effective immediately. They will be expanding their operations in fall into central Massachusetts, as well as branching out into the western part of the state. The cross-country move of one of the EWA's co-owners brought into question the future of continuing to promote the Portland market. The EWA entered into an agreement with Chaotic Wrestling, who will now promote the Portland market in the EWA's place. Chaotic Wrestling utilizes many of the same wrestlers as does the EWA, putting on high quality shows. CW also maintains a wrestling school in North Andover, MA. They have an established history of being a top promotion in New England, with a strong core following at their shows in Methuen, Lawrence and Tewksbury, MA. The EWA believes that Chaotic Wrestling will continue to carry on the tradition of top flight wrestling shows in Portland, and encouraged all of their fans at the 6/14 show to patronize future CW events. The first CW event is scheduled to be on August 23 at the Strive Center in South Portland, ME. This fall, the EWA will begin running shows at several new venues in central and western Mass. EWA wishes both CW and their fans the best.
World Of Hurt Wrestling Seeking Tryouts / Students
Press Release - [Editor's Note: WHO issued the following]: "Attention wrestling fans and future stars: I am a talent relations executive for World Of Hurt Wrestling, a five-year long running training facility that will continue to run out of our home in Schenectady, NY (directly off of Front Street - see WOHW.com for more details). We are currently looking for both professional wrestlers and prospective students to join our school & perform in our shows (WOHW, WOH: Fusion, WOH: Genesis). We encourage all professional wrestlers and students to join us. Our students and wrestlers are always joined by some of the best independent wrestlers in the business today. Our environment will continue to be the best. If you would like to learn more about our school and want to know how you can perform in our shows, please give me your name, address & phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Era pro Wrestling Seeking Talent Press Release - [Editor's Note: Randy Michaels of NEPRO issued the following]: (Schenectady, NY) - "A New Era has begun in pro wrestling! The New Era Pro Wrestling Training School is looking for 200 students & wrestlers by September 1st. The school will be located in downtown Schenectady. We encourage and invite any and all prospective students and professional wrestlers to join us. Our students will be trained by some of the best independent wrestlers in our business. For information on our upcoming training school and what you need to get started, please send us your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to email@example.com as quickly as possible.
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