Monday, April 21, 2008

AWF Isanti, MN 4/19/2008

The American Wrestling Federation presented 'April Annihilation' at the Isanti Civic Center this last Saturday night. This was a benefit for the Cambridge high school baseball team. This was also a TV taping for the AWF as they had 4 video cameras taping the matches for future broadcast.
In the opening contest Thoruf Marius w/Sheik Adnan El Kassey defeated Dakota Darsow.
Angel Armoni defeated Billy Blaze. This was the first time I've seen Blaze wrestle in many over 10 years.
A new team was formed on this card as Aaron Corbin teamed up with Arik Cannon to become 'the misfits'. They came to the ring to a Dropkick Murphys song and Corbin wore a kilt. Their opponent's were the O'Neill Twins. The misfits got the win when Cannon pinned Cody O'Neill with a hand full of shorts.
Lenny Lane beat The Black Stallion by DQ.
Tony DeNucci pinned Adam Evans w/Mortimer Plumtree after a frog splash in a no DQ match.
Former WWE superstar Scotty Too Hotty defeated Brody Hoofer with 'the worm'. Scotty got a little help from some of the fans at ring side.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

TNA Spencer, IA 4/4/2008

Two Fridays ago I headed down to Spencer, Iowa for a Total Nonstop Action house show at the Clay County Event Center. From my house it was a 3 1/2 hour drive so I was very happy that my friend Rob agreed to ride down with me. Thanks Rob. Through PWI I got a v.i.p. pass. It was very nice to see/hear such a loud crowd there in Spencer.
In the opening contest Curry Man defeated Sonjay Dutt.
The next match was advertised as a singles match between O.D.B. and Gail Kim but Jacqueline came out and said Jim Cornnette added her to the match to make it a 3 way dance. O.D.B. won this match by pinning Jacqueline with a roll up. While I was down in Iowa on this night back home in Minneapolis the local FOX 9 news did a story on O.D.B.. The footage for the piece was filmed 2 months ago when she appeared at a F1RST Wrestling card.
BG James defeated Kip James with a roll up.
Rhino defeated James Storm after a spear. Storm came out after the second match but it was announced that he was not cleared to wrestle because of injurys from the last ppv. Storm came out once again after the the last match after Rhino called him out. They wrestled a full match with no signs of any injury from Storm.
TNA tag team champions AJ Styles & Tomko defeated Somoa Joe and TNA X division champion Black Machismo to retain the titles.
Booker T pinned Robert Roode in a no DQ match in the main event. Neither Payton Banks or Sharmell were at ring side for this match. It was announced that TNA would return to Spencer, IA but no date was given.