Ring of Honor made their return to St. Paul, MN after 2 and a half years. The first time they were at the St. Paul Armory the WWE was in town the same night just 10 blocks away at the Xcel center. This time the turn out must have been better because a return date was annouced for April 2007. An earlier date to go along with the next Chicago Ridge date was not available.
The Briscoe Brothers beat Irish Airborn in the opening match.
Homicide beat Jimmy Jacobs w/Lacey.
Colt Cabana & Davey Richards beat The Embassy.
Fallen Angel Christoper Daniels pinned Claudio Castognoli.
Taking the same spot they had on the first St. Paul show in their ROH debut Matt Sydal beat Delirious.
ROH tag team champs Austin Aries & Roderick Strong retained their titles against BJ Whitmer & Somoa Joe when Strong pinned Joe.
ROH World/Pure champion Bryan Danielson vs Nigel McGuinness ended in a 60 minute time limit draw. This was a 2 out of 3 falls match and each wrestler had one fall.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Northern Impact Wrestling returned to the Crystal Ballroom in Crystal, MN on August 4, 2006 for what was titled Road to immortality night one. I even got on the poster. Ok, not really, the promoter was just goofing around and made posters with just about everyone on them.
Ryan Cruz beat his long time tag team nemesis Aaron Corbin. Corbin complained that Cruz grabbed his shorts for the pin. I think I got a photo of it but haven't looked at it yet. So I can't tell ya if he really did grab a hand full of shorts.
The C.E.O. of NIW has tried to keep women out of his wrestling ring but NIW owner Frosty booked this match between Ann-Thraxx and Portia Perez. This was Perez's first trip to MN and the fans got behind the much smaller lady. Ann-Thraxx got the pin and got the help from the C.E.O. in trying to cut off some of Perez's hair. But the Northstar Express came to her aid.
In a battle between two of the big men in NIW Horace of the Junk Squad beat Venom.
Darin Corbin was to face Cody O'Neill on this night but Cody had to cancel so the C.E.O. found a replacement and he found a member of the Junk Squad, Pete Huge. Corbin won the match and sold some of his brand new 'Got Belt' t-shirt.
Joey Envy beat the NIW Impact champion The Prophet in a no-title match. I think Rob James might have helped as he made his way to the the merch table to sell some 8x10's.
The NIW tag team champions Ash & Elgin retained their titles against 3XW tag team champions Bash & Sailer and former NIW tag team champions Tep & Jones. Bash & Sailer were joined at ringside by their new manager Paris and they announced that their team name is 'Sabotage'.
Kid Krazy beat Chris Jordan in his first title defense of the NIW Universal title.