Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Back on December 18, 2005 in Forest Lake, MN Northern Impact Wrestling had a Christmas themed three way match involving Rain, Lisa and Ann Thraxx. Rain was dress as "Mrs. Clause" and Lisa was dressed as an elf. Ann Thraxx was a big Scrooge in this match as she did not dress for the match at all opting to wrestle in her regular ring gear. I heard that they wanted her to dress as the Grinch seeing as how she was the heel in this match. Thraxx can be seen out side the ring on the far left of this photo.
Head on over to Rain's web site to order an 8x10 of Rain in a different "Santa" outfit.

Friday, December 24, 2010

AWF Pierz, MN 12/18/201

This past Saturday the American Wrestling Federation held another TV taping/ fund raiser event at the Pierz, MN high school field house. This was my first time ever in the town of Pierz, MN. All matches were taped for the AWF TV show Saturday Night Slam which can be seen on channel 45 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on Saturday nights at 6:30pm. Just don't tune in this Saturday as all you will see is a yule log burning.
In the opening match Ryan Cruz defeated Sammy "The Bulldog" Savard to advance in the AWF heavyweight title tournament. Cruz won with a roll up.
"6% Body Fat" Rob James defeated "The Anarchist" Arik Cannon with a roll up and a hand full of pleather.
The Black Stallion & "The Professional" Benjamin Sailer defeated Aaron Corbin & John Johnson when Stallion pinned Corbin. After the pin Corbin hit Sailer with a chair which lead to former AWF champion Tony DeNucci to come to the ring and challenge Corbin to a match later in the night.
Arya Daivari pinned Death Mask after a Sleeper Cell (super kick).
Johnny Parks defeated Mitch Paradise to advance in the heavyweight title tournament. Paradise had pinned Parks but when referee Rob Page raised Paradise's hand a chain fell from his armpit so Page reversed his decision and awarded the match to Parks.
Tony DeNucci defeated Aaron Corbin in the main event. Corbin had a lot of help from his tag team partner John Johnson so the Black Stallion came out to help out DeNucci. After referee Rob Page was knocked out by Corbin on of the Pierz high school coaches came out to make the three count after a DeNucci frog splash.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

IWA Savage, MN 12/4/2010

The Intercontinental Wrestling Association Held another card for a TV taping for their show IWA Stars of Wrestling this past Saturday at Neisons Bar & Grill in Savage, MN. There were 8 matches taped for 4 episodes to be shown on public access and the IWA web site.
In the first match The Prophet defeated Kamikaze Klecker. The Prophet did an interview with Keith King after the match.
El Bano defeated "TNT" Tommy Mason in the second match of the night.
Horace The Psychopath defeated Udo. Horace did an interview with Keith King after the match.
Mitch Paradise defeated Benjamin Sailer after a big boot to the face. This was Sailer's debut match for IWA.
"Playboy" Pete Huge defeated Patrick McDaniel with the G-Spot. Huge did an interview after the match with Keith King.
The IWA heavy weight champion, The Black Stallion, retained his belt against Venom.
The Brauler defeated Chiropractor DC.
JB Trask defeated Tommy "Spiderbaby" Saturday in the last match of the night.

Friday, December 03, 2010

IWA This Saturday night!

This card is a tv taping for the Intercontinential Wrestling Association. Scheduled to wrestle this Saturday night at Neisen's are Horace the Psychopath, Mitch Paradise, Patrick Lomax and The Brauler. All previous episodes can be seen on the IWA web site.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Costumes from Halloween past

Today is Halloween so I decieded to look back into my archives for some photos from MIW and MPW where the wrestlers dressed up for the holiday.
First up is an MIW card that took place in Big Lake, MN on Halloween night 2003. Josie, MIW womans champ at the time, came to the ring dressed as a girl scout.
The main event for the MIW Halloween card was a battle royal. Ken Anderson wore some kind of mask, Undertaker maybe. Johnny Parks was dressed as an '80's rocker.
On November 2, 2003 MPW held it's annual Halloween show at their weekly Sunday event in Rogers, MN. These weekly shows were held at the MPW arena/training center. One of the funnist costomes that year was worn by The Punisher (Rob James). He was a fat stripper and his opponent here is El Viejo as Pretty Boooy Delgado. Or is it Pretty Boooy Delgado as El Viejo?
CJ Talon looked very good as Mick Foley for his match against Joessiah. Talon even used Mr Socko on ref Brian Wallenberg after the match.Lucha Libra is know for high flying, fast paced action, but it's also know for some crazy costumes. At the first ever lucha libra show I atteneded back on April 11, 2004 Frankenstein was envoled in a 6 man match.
The 2004 MPW Halloween show took place on Halloween night at the MPW arena in Rogers, MN. For most of the matches the wrestlers switched ring gear with their opponents. In the photo here V2(Ryan Cruz) & Lisa came to the ring dressed as Animal Sam and Valkrie. During the match both V2 and Sam went under the ring and switched into their regular ring gear.
Chris Jordan, Joey Envy and Pete Huge did and in ring promo dressed as Triple H, X-Pac and HBK. Jordan didn't have a fanny pack so he borrowed mine.
Darin Corbin and Sheriff Johnny Emerald did the gear switch and Emerald even went so far as to color his hair red.
Ref Rob Page got into the fun as he dressed like his favorite wrestler "Playboy" Pete Huge.
This photo didn't take place around Halloween but I just had to enclude it. Any guess's as to who this is and who they are dressed up as? You can guess by clicking on "comments" below.

Friday, October 29, 2010

MIW Chanhassen, MN 10/23/2010

Minnesota Independent Wrestling returned to the Chanhassen American Legion this past Saturday night. On this night there were two other wrestling events in the area just 15 miles away. Because of that some of the wrestlers on this card had already wrestled at one of the other events earlier in the night.
In the first match of the night El Bano defeated "Playboy" Pete Huge with a Vader Slash. Huge was very disappointed that he lost to a toilet.
Next up was a Paradise Pit where Mitch Paradise and Rob Ivy's guest were "Genuine Article" Chris Jordan, "All Star" Paul Brewski and Allison Wonderland. The topic of this Paradise Pit was 'winners and loser's' and Brewski brought of Pete Huge as a loser because of his lose in the first match. Jordan and Brewski attached Huge until El Bano made the save.
Rob Ivy defeated Death Mask in the second match of the night. This was Death Mask's first match with MIW. Ivy got the win after a low blow.
Mitch Paradise pinned Horace the Psychopath after a power bomb. During the match Horace was in the corner next to me and he grabbed my shirt. I guess he's not a big fan of my Marvel Secret Wars t-shirt.
After intermission Rob Ivy came to the ring looking for some competition as he thought his match with Death Mask was too easy. Rookie Dorrian came out to accept the challenge. I believe this was Dorrians second match after being trained by Terry Fox. Dorrian got the win over Ivy after a low blow.
Mystik Recognize defeated Ann Brookstone. I think the fans at the American Legion gave Brookstone a new nick name, "Drama Queen". I hope this name catches on and fans everywhere call her Drama Queen.
The main event was scheduled to be Chris Jordan VS MIW heavy weight champion Brody Hoofer for the title. Before the match started Jordan and Paul Brewski attacked Hoofer. Pete Huge came out the make the save so MIW owner Terry Fox made the main event a tag team match with Hoofer and Huge teaming up against Jordan & Brewski with Allison Wonderland. The match ended in a no contest when Huge turned on Hoofer. MIW is scheduled to return to the Chanhassen American Legion on January 8th, 2011.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Unnamed Promotion St. Paul, MN 9/18/2010

This was the second event held at the Rumors/ Innuendos night club in down town St. Paul, MN. I have not heard of any name for this promotion as it really just started out as a fund raiser event for an AIDS walk. This event, which I was able to make it to after the AWF show earlier in the night, was called "Wrestle Mania". I heard from the promoter that there will be more wrestling at this venue.
In the opening match Ryan Stone pinned Dirty Ernie with a roll up out of now where.
"The Law" Mark Barker won a triple threat elimination match against Contrast and Patrick McDaniel. Contrast was the first to be eliminated.
Tommy "Spiderbaby" Saturday defeated Gene Gadaski by pin fall. Gadaski's blue jeans split open in the crotch during this match.
Patriot III defeated JB Trask in a 2 out of 3 falls match up. Patriot III won the first fall and JB took the second fall. Patriot III got the final fall when he had help from on of Trask's valets who was a plant for Patriot III.
In a rematch from last time at Rumors Rob Ivy defeated Mike Hawk.

Friday, September 24, 2010

AWF Oakdale, MN 9/18/2010

This past Saturday night the American Wrestling Federation held a fund raiser event at Tartan High School in Oakdale, MN.
TV announcer Mortimer Plumtree came to the ring to do the TV taping intros. Then he called AWF senior official Rob Page to the ring for an announcement. Page told the crowd that AWF champion Tony DeNucci was attacked in the locker room and that AWF commissioner Sabrina Perri decided to strip DeNucci of the belt and start a tournament for the title. Page also showed off the brand new AWF championship belt. I must say, this is one of the finest looking wrestling belts I've ever seen. All the singles matches on tonight's card were part of the AWF championship tournament.
Arya Daivari defeated Cpl. Julio Julio in a first round match.
Lenny Lane defeated rookie Chiropractor DC in another first round match. This was my first time seeing DC and I think it was only his second match. Lane made DC tap out to the walls of lane. If DC ever has any finishing moves I think they should be called "the spinal crusher" or "the adjustment".
In the third match of the card Mitch Paradise wrestled Brody Hoofer. The match ended in a double count out. I'm not sure if that means that both men are now out of the tournament or not.
The AWF tag team champions John Johnson & Aaron Corbin defeated Ryan Cruz & Benjamin Sailer to retain the belts. It was odd to see Sailer tag with someone else as he and Nate Bash have been a regular tag team for the last three years. Being that both Sailer and Cruz wrestle often in tag team action they worked really well together in this match. The three count came after Corbin kicked Cruz's face into the crowd and Johnson made the pin as he was the legal man.
In the last match of the night Johnny Parks defeated Thoruf Marius. Mitch Paradise came to ring side to try to help Marius but it backfired and Parks got the win to advance in the tournament.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BCW Crystal, MN 9/10/2010

This past Friday night at the Crystal Community Center Born Championship Wrestling presented "Friday Night Fights".
In the opening match The Prophet defeated Kamikaze Klecker with the message. Klecker came to the ring with a black Spiderman mask but took it off before the match started.
The next match of the night was Patriot 3 VS Cpl. Julio Julio. I left the ring side area because I had to use the rest room. When I returned Horace the Psychopath was in the ring and both wrestlers were out side and the match was declared a no contest. Horace came to the ring to call out BCW owner Judd Jennrick for his interference in Horace's championship match against Darrin Corbin a few months ago.
Trent Jones defeated Udo. This was the first time that I've seen Jones in the ring in a few years. I think that Jones had his feet on the ropes during the 3 count.
Horace got what he asked for when he interrupted the second match of the night when he got to face Judd Jennrick. This match didn't take place in the ring much. They went outside into the rain where they rolled around in the mud on a baseball field. Back inside the building they took the match into the men's room were Horace game Jennrick a swirly. I usually post a photo that favors the winner of the match but this photo had to be seen as the only people who followed the wrestlers into the men's room was the video guy and me. The match finally got back into the ring and Jennrick got help from BCW champion Darin Corbin to get the pin.
"Mr. 6% Body Fat" Rob James came out and issued a challenge to any fat slob in the building. Marky Mang came out to accept the challenge. This was my first time seeing Mang. After a few minutes Ryan Cruz came out and the match was now a three way dance. Cruz got the pin on James after a boom sha ka la ka.
BCW champion Darin Corbin retained his belt against "The Anarchist" Arik Cannon. Corbin had some help from Judd Jennrick's body guard.
The main event of the night was fans bring the weapons tag team championship match between BCW champions The Neighborhood Watch (Mark Barker & Cameron Cross) and 101 Proof(Venom & Bret O'Brian). I had to leave before this match really got started.