Tuesday, July 29, 2014

IPW Waterloo, IA 7/18/2014

Promotion: Impact Pro Wrestling
Date: Friday July 18, 2014
City, State: Waterloo, Iowa
Venue: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame weekend

This was my third time going down to Waterloo for the annual George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Dan Gable International Wrestling Museum. The weekends events start on Friday afternoon with evaluation matches that were watched by Jerry Brisco and Jim Ross.
When the doors opened up for the evening event fans could meet and get autographs from all the legends in attendance such as Danny Hodge, Larry Hennig (Lou Thesz award winner) and Barron Von Raschke. Jim Ross was also selling his BBQ sauce and beef jerky. Later in the night Diamond Dallas Page (Frank Gotch award winner), Scott Steiner (hall of fame inductee) and Randy Couture (George Tragos award winner) were at the tables meeting the fans. This event is very fan friendly and I encourage all pro wrestling fans to make their way to Waterloo next year.

Latin Thunder with Miss Frankie Jay defeated Matty Star with Jason Michaels.
The Lou Thesz battle royal featured over 15 men.
 Michael Monsoon won the Lou Thesz cup after eliminating Jaysin Strife.
 Aryia Daivari defeated Sepio Saunders.
Ricky Love & Colt Cabana defeated Adam Pearce & Sparrow when Love pinned Sparrow. Listen to Cabana's podcast with Jim Ross (#209) to hear learn more about the Dan Gable museum.
 Matty Star came to the ring and claimed that none of the old timers in attendance would last 5 seconds in the ring against him. Diamond Dallas Page came out and gave Star two diamond cutters.
 Mark Sterling defeated Hannibal. Hannibal recently won a lawsuit against Abdullah the Butcher.
James Jefferies, Ugly & Justin Decent defeated Tony Sly, Nate Redwing & Nate Alsin when Jefferies pinned Sly.
 AJ Smooth defeated IPW champion Nicky Free.
 Referee Billy J raises the hand of new IPW champion AJ Smooth.
 Wes Brisco defeated The Big Picture by tap out in a legends lumberjack match.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ROH Hopkins, MN 7/12/2014

Promotion: Ring of Honor
Date: July 12, 2014
City, State: Hopkins, MN
Venue: Eisenhower Community Center

After Shock

Michael Elgin, Hanson & Raymond Rowe VS Adam Cole, Michael Bennett & Matt Hardy ended in a no contest. Elgin then challenged Hardy to a match for the main event.
 Bobby Fish defeated Cheeseburger.
 Cedric Alexander beat Kyle O'Rielly.
 Mark & Jay Briscoe defeated BJ Whitmer & Roderick Strong.
 ROH TV champion Jay Lethal defeated Takaaki Watanabe in a proving ground match.
Kevin Steen defeated Tommaso Ciampa by tap out. This was Steen's first of three farewell matches before he heads to WWE developmental.
 Silas Young defeated ACH, Matt Taven & Tadarius Thomas in a 4 corner match for a title shot at the next ROH event.
 ROH champoion Michael Elgin defeated Matt Hardy to retain the title.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

PWA South Saint Paul, MN 6/28/2014

Promotion: Pro Wrestling America
Date: June 28, 2014
City, State: South Saint Paul, MN
Venue: VFW 295

Kaposia Days

Greg Hurtz & The Brauler VS El Bano & The Angry Dragon ended in a double disqualification.
Udo pinned Horace the Psychopath.

DOUG defeated Tommy "Spiderbaby" Saturday.
 Body Beautiful (Mitch Paradise & Billy Blaze) defeated Zero Kincaid & Cooter.
 PWA Champion Big Sepp pinned Mitch Paradise to retain the title.