Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MIW Forest Lake, MN 9/30/17

Promotion: Minnesota Independent Wrestling
Time/Date: 8 p.m. Saturday September 30, 2017
City, State: Forest Lake, MN
Venue: American Legion Post #225

This place has a WWE Wrestlemania pinball game!

Air Wolf took the law in to his own hands and defeated Officer Rob Justice.

Rookie Rylie Jackson pinned Aiden Wake. Jackson is one of the many trainee's from the The Academy who are now starting to get in the ring on events.

The Black Plague (Lore & Joseph "Stonehenge" Wayne) beat "Downtown" Petey Brown & Ty Cooper.

Mitch Paradise won by DQ over Chadwick Wentworth III.

Arik "The Anarchist" Cannon pinned "Notorious" Ryan Cruz.

JD Bandit defeated MIW champion Scott Story in the main event.

JB Bandit is the new MIW champion. Petey Brown, Rylie Jackson and Ty Cooper came out to congratulate the new champ.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crushed Richmond, MN 9/9/17

Promotion: Crushed Pro Wrestling
Time/Date: 7 p.m. Saturday September 9, 2017
City, State: Richmond, MN
Venue: River Lakes Civic Arena

In a pre show match Patient X defeated Jonathan Jones.

Nick "The Natural" Nelson defeated Ryan Cruz.

Josh Price had no problem beating Richie Johnson.

Darin Corbin & Petey Brown won a 4 team tag match. The other teams were Superiority Complex (Tony Nas & Roy Gordan), Wild Cat & Super Thunder Frog and Shaun Nautilus & Nathan Edward.

Arik "The Anarchist" Canon pinned "Filth King" Brubaker.

Gerard Castle pinned Air Wolf.

Chaos 300 defeated Mentallo. This was the first time I saw Mentallo in over 10 years. Go ahead and click on his name on the right side to see the last time he appeared in this blog.

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza) defeated The Coven (Jacob Savage & Chase McCoy).

Beer City Bruiser pinned Danny "Hot Stuff" Duggan in the main event.

Friday, November 10, 2017

PWA Inver Grove Heights, MN 9/9/17

Promotion: Pro Wrestling America
Time/Date: 2 p.m. Saturday September 9, 2017
City, State: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Venue: Parking lot at Drkulas Bowl

Lockjaw defeated Shane "Good Enough" Lockhart (fna Shimdog).

"6% Body Fat" Rob James pinned "King of Psycho Style" Sterling Bond.

DOUG defeated Giant Griffin when Griffin submitted to DOUG's tickle finisher. Ok, that's not how it ended. DOUG rolled up Griffin for the pin. I think DOUG should really use the tickle as a submission.

Miss Natural Heather Patera made Stacy Shadow tap out.

Danny Duggan pinned Lore.

PWA tag team champions Super Thunder Frog & Wild Cat defeated Body Beautiful (Mitch Paradise & Billy Blaze) to retain the titles.

F1RST Wrestling Minneapolis, MN 9/7/17

Promotion: F1RST Wrestling
Time/Date: 7:30 Thursday September 7, 2017
City, State: Minneapolis, MN
Venue: Cabooze bar

"All Ego" Ethan Page and Space Monkey were scheduled for this event but were unable to make it to Minneapolis.

The first match was a four way match with Ryan Cruz, Wild Cat, Super Thunder Frog and Scott Story. Cruz and Sailer both got a 3 count at the same time so they were both announced as the winner. They were given 5 more minutes against each other. Cruz got the final pin over Wild Cat.

Giant Griffin defeated Kal Creed after a choke slam from the second rope.

F1RST Wrestling Wrestlepalooza champion Arik Cannon Defeated Darin Corbin.

Angel Dorado pinned Brandon Gore. These two are rookies from The Academy of Pro Wrestling training camp. They got to make their F1RST Wrestling debut because Page and Monkey were not able to make it to the event.

Chaos 300 defeated "Filth King" Brubaker.

Air Wolf & Colt Cabana defeated Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza)

I was happy to see that vet pro wrestler Colt Cabana showed rookie Air Wolf how to pose for the ring side photographer before the match.

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Atomic Elbow

I was interviewed for a pro wrestling fanzine called The Atomic Elbow. What's a fanzine you ask? Basically, it's a diy fan made magazine. Most fanzines are 8-13 pieces of paper half-folded in booklet form. I found out about TAE about a year ago when Nathan O'Brien reached out to me to do an interview for TAE. I met O'Brien seven or so years ago at a pro wrestling art show. So O'Brien  inteviewed me and I sent him some photos to use in the zine.

If you like pro wrestling, which I'm pretty sure you do, and you know how to read English then I really encourage you to to go to this web site and order The Atomic Elbow #23. If you like what you read then go back to that web site and buy some back issues. That's what I did. I bought the first 4 issues which were reprinted recently. I really enjoy reading them.
Nathan has his own zine that he produces. It's called Soda Killers. If you like puck rock, graffiti and mix tapes then you should check out Nathan's zine. Click here for the web site that you can order it from. Nathan also makes some really cool mini-zines.
Click here to listen to a conversation between Nathan and Robert Newsome, the guy responsible for TAE.
After you listen to that conversation you can listen to my conversation with Kyle and Dustin at the "Are We Rolling" podcast.

Friday, October 27, 2017

PWB St. Paul, MN 9/2/17

Promotion: Pro Wrestling Battleground
Time/Date: 6 p.m. Saturday October 2, 2017
City, State: St. Paul, MN
Venue: Wilebski's Blues Saloon

The Angry Dragon pinned "Downtown" Petey Brown.

Sterling Bond defeated Jacob Savage.

Giant Griffin puot Jseph "Stonehenge" Wayne to sleep to win the match.

The Kid & Creed Connection ( Cal Kreed & Tomahawk Kid) defeated Clay Cooper & Nathan Edwards in a tag team match.

PWB Breakout champion Air Wolf defeated Gerard Castle to retain the title.

Super Thunder Frog pinned Lore.

Scott Story defeated Rob James.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

PWB St. Paul, MN 8/5/17

Promotion: Pro Wrestling Battleground
Time/Date: 6 p.m. Saturday August 5, 2017
City, State: St. Paul, MN
Venue: Wilebski's Blues Saloon

"Downtown" Petey Brown defeated TNT Tommy Mason.

Joseph "Stonehenge" Wayne pinned Giant Griffin.

Orin Veidt defeated Sterling Bond and the Angry Dragon in a triple threat match. Veidt injured his leg during this match which put him out of action for a few months.

Air Wolf defeated PWB Breakout champion Lore.

Referee Jason Stern raised the hand of the new PWB Breakout champion, Air Wolf.

PWB tag team champions Famous Trash (Jordy Lee & Joey Avalon) defeated The Kid & Creed Connection (Tomahawk Kid & Kal Creed) to retain the titles.

Scott Story defeated Darin Corbin. (I'm posting this almost 3 months after this match took place put I wanted to point out something that happened recently. Both these two appeared on WWE RAW in cameo rolls. Corbin was an EMT helping out Jason Jordan while Story was an "intern". I also wanted to use this spot to promote a podcast that is co-hosted by Scott Story. Are We Rolling is a mostly pro wrestling podcast with Scott Story & Kyle Olson. A few weeks ago I was a guest on their show. Click on the link for the show to check it out...and all their other shows.)

PWB champion Venom defeated Super Thunder Frog.

Friday, October 20, 2017

IPW Waterloo, IA 7/20/17

Promotion: Impact Pro Wrestling
Time/Date: 12 p.m. Friday July 20, 2017
City, State: Waterloo, Iowa
Venue: Five Sullivan Brothers Event Center

Dan Gable International Wrestling Museum Hall of Fame Event.

This year there was an afternoon show and an evening show. Every year at this HOF event there are evaluation matches that are watched by Gerald Brisco, JJ Dillon and Jim Ross. The wrestlers then get feed back after all the matches. For the first time these evaluation matches were open to the public as an afternoon show. The matches were scheduled to start at noon. I got to the venue a little after noon and had missed the first few matches as they had to start early.

Stephen Wolf (@StephenWolf309) defeated Bucky Collins.

Logan Lynch (@theloganlynch) pinned Air Wolf (@officialairwolf).

Also new this year to the IPW HOF show was the Hall of Fame Classic tournament. This was an 8 man tournament with the 4 first round matches taking place during the afternoon show. In the first tournament match Curt Stallion (@CurtStallion) defeated Myron Reed (@TheBadReed).

ACH beat Penta El Om (@PENTAELZEROM)in a first round match.

Chuck Taylor (@SexyChuckieT) defeated AJ Smooth (@AJSmoothGJP) in a first round match.

Shane Strickland (@StricklandShane) beat Shelton Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) by count out in the last first round match. This was the main event of the afternoon show.

Chuck Taylor pinned Curt Stallion to advance to the finals of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Shane Strickland defeated ACH to advance to the finals.

Next up was the 8th annual Lou Thesz Cup battle royal. This match featured many of the wrestlers from the evaluation matches.

Tyler Jones won the Lou Thesz Cup battle royal.

James Jeffries (@TheRealJDouble)defeated Tony Sly.

This was Tony Sly's last match.

IPW womans champion Miss Frankie Jay defeated Sierra Avery, Brooke Valintine and Kiandra in a 4 way match to retain the title.

The IPW tag team champions Matty Star & Sparrow won a 4 team match to retain the titles.

After intermission WWE superstar Chad Gable came to the ring and brought out Dan Gable.

IPW champion Ryan Slade defeated Nicky Free to retain the title.

Chuck Taylor pinned Shane Strickland to win the Hall of Fame Classic. At the time of this match Strickland was a champion in 3 promotions (CZW, WrestleCircus and Defy) and Taylor was the PWG champion. Their titles were not on the line during this tournament.

Ray Feuring defeated Malice.

Myron Reed, B. Brian Blair (@Killerbee1B) & Wes Brisco defeated AJ Smooth, Justin Decent & Aaron Von Barron.

Tickets are on sale now for next years event July 26-28, 2018. This is a great event for pro wrestling fans. Legends and current stars at this years event included Baron Von Raschke, Stan Hansen, Magnum T.A., Paul Orndorff, Jim Brunzell, Jason Jordan and Sabu.