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.