Friday, June 29, 2007

ROH Chicago Ridge, IL6/23/2007

Ring of Honor returned to the Forntier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, Il last Saturday to tape their second ppv. The first have of the card was taped for the ppv but the whole card will be availible on DVD after the ppv airs. There was a womens tag team match after intermission but I was unable to get out to ring side to photograph it.
Davey Richards & Roderick Strong & Rocky Romero defeated Erick Stevens & Matt Cross & Delirious when Richards pinned Cross. After the match Austin Aries came to the ring from the crowd to attack Romero, Richards and Strong. Aries then signed an ROH conctract.
Claudio Castagnoli beat Matt Sydal. After the match Larry Sweeny came out to offer Sydal a contract.
Naomichi Marufuji beat BJ Whitmer.
Brent Albright defeats Pelle Primeau. Primeau may have the 'best in the class' trophy but he was no match for Albright in this match that lasted less then 2 minutes.
Takeshi Morishima defeated Jimmy Rave. This was a pretty short match.
Nigel McGuinness beat Chris Hero.
ROH tag team champions, the Briscoes, defeated Kevin Steen & El Generico to retain the belts.
'Scrapiron' Adam Pearce came out and challenged anyone to come out. ROH champion Takeshi Morishima came out to answer the challenge. Morishima pinned Pearce to retain the title.
KENTA defeated Bryan Danielson.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

F1RST Wrestling, Minneapolis, MN 6/17/2007

The third F1RST Wrestling card took place this last Sunday at the historic First Ave night club in downtown Minneapolis. This card was titled 'The Return' and many fans may have thought the return was that of Kid Krazy who had moved to California but the big return was that of a MN vetren wrestler who had been away from the ring for a while. More on that after the first match.
The first match of the night was scheduled to be Cody O'Neill VS '6% body fat' Rob James but James decided to take the night off and he got M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross to take his place. O'Neill was able to get the 3 count on Cross but he was attacked after the match by James and the returning Horace the Psycopath.

'Playboy' Pete Huge won a 4 way match against The Prophet, Bret O'Brian and Kleck Micheals.
Joey Envy beat John Johnson.
Jaysin Strife beat Arik Cannon. After the match Cannon got on the mic and put Strife over.
The Northstar Express beat Joey Ryan & Josh Abercrombie, 'That '70's Team' from MTV's Wrestling Society X. This was a fun match as the team of Ryan & Abercrombie made tags by switching off with a buddy band wrist braclet.
Kid Krazy made his return to MN and defeated Tyler Black.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

AWA RUSH Faribault, MN6/15/2007

From Spikes bar in Faribault, MN AWA Pro WrestlingRUSH held their first card in a place that NPW used to run not to long ago. This was the second night of RUSH's first double shot weekend. I was unable to make it to the first night which was at their home venue of the Bandana Brewery in Mankato, MN. I hate smoky bars.
In the opening match 'The Professional' Benjamin Sailer defeated Matty Star.
In the second match '6% body fat' Rob James was the winner against Zac James by DQ. Ref Tad Taylor DQed Zac when he used a hand weight that Rob brings to the ring to hit Rob. These two wrestlers are not related.
Arik Cannon beat Jasyin Strife.
In a 6 man tag match the team of the New Junk Squad & Jake Taylor beat Shimdog, Venom & Donnie Peppercricket. This was my first time seeing Peppercricket.
The Northstar Express beat the O'Neill Twinz.
The AWA RUSH Youtube champion Devin Carter retained his title when the match against Arya Daivari went to a time limit draw. You can go to to watch this match.
AWA RUSH champion Joey Envy beat Aaron Corbin with his superkick in a no DQ match. In the move of the night the wrestlers took the match over to the pool tables and Envy used a cue stick to put Corbins ball in the corner pocket.

NIW Amery, WI 6/9/2007

Northern Impact Wrestling returned to the Tac in Amery, WI after a cancelled show last month. Scheduled was the return of the first NIW champion who had not been in an NIW ring for about 2 years and a first blood match. Neither of those things happened this night as all announced matches were thrown out except for one and that was the opening match. One match that I didn't get photos from was the NIW Impact champion The Prophet defending his title against Kleck Micheals. Prophet retained the title.
Cowbow Gator Magraw beat Ryan Stone. This was to be Magraw's second to last match before he retires.
In a tag team match Bobby Mafi & Venom beat Tommy 'Spiderbaby' Saturday & Big Bad Booty Daddy.
The main event this night was an impromptu match for full control of NIW. The C.E.O. challenged NIW owner Frosty to find 4 wrestler to take on his team of 'Playboy' Pete Huge, Trent Jones, Malikite & Rob James. Frosty went to the locker room and put together the team of Arik Cannon, Ben Sailer, Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin. The match ended when Huge hit Sailer with a title belt and got the pin for the C.E.O. to take full control of NIW.