Thursday, September 29, 2011

PWA Inver Grove Heights, MN 9/10/2011

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon Pro Wrestling America had an event as part of Inver Grove Heights Days at Drkula’s bowling ally. The wrestling took place outside under a tent. This was my first time at this annual PWA event.
IMG_2360In the first match Rob Ivy and his mustache defeated Tommy “Spiderbaby” Saturday. Ivy was being held by Spiderbaby’s manager Nick Mason. Ivy moved and Spiderbaby hit Mason which lead to Ivy rolling up Spiderbaby for the pin.
IMG_2438Chiropractor DC defeated Luther Wilson III. This was my first time seeing Wilson in action.
IMG_2538Mystik Sexton defeated Ann Brookstone and Starla Love in a handicap match. I think this was suppose to be a one on one match but Love got in the ring a lot so it was pretty much a handicap match.
IMG_2599Horace the Psychopath pinned The Brauler. Before the match started The Brauler went out into crowd to yell at a guy who was talking on his cell phone. The Brauler took the phone away and broke it. I think he did the guy a favor as he was still using a flip phone. Time to up grade.
IMG_2708Udo defeated Mitch Paradise to become the new PWA heavy weight champion! Paradise’s manager, The Professor, had the ref distracted when Paradise had Udo pinned after a superplex. As Paradise was yelling at the Professor, Udo rolled up Paradise for the 3 count.
IMG_3032The Honky Tonk Man & Buck “Rock n Roll” Zumhofe defeated Lenny Lane & Billy Blaze in a retirement match. At the beginning of the show Lane made the stipulation that if his team lost then he would retire and if the other guys lost then Zumhofe would retire. HTM hit the shake rattle & roll on Lane and got the 3 count to send Lane into retirement.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

F1rst Wrestling Minneapolis, MN 7/8/2011

F1rst Wrestling was back at First Ave on Friday July 8th. It was over a year since the last F1rst Wrestling show. This show was called The Return: 2011. As I predicted two blogs ago the return was referee Ricky Reed as he made his way back to MN for this event.
IMG_0850The Northstar Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz) defeated The Kentucky Buffet (Alex Castle & Matt Cage) in the opening contest. The Kentucky Buffet were just two of the many wrestlers making their F1rst Wrestling debut.
IMG_0980Davey Vega defeated Gary Jay after a top turn buckle brain buster. I’m sure that move has some special name but I don’t know what it is. This was Vega’s F1rst debut match.
IMG_1079Mat Fitchett defeated Johnny Gargano, Arya Daivari and Arik Cannon in some kind of 4 way match. Fitchett did a shooting star press on to Gargano to get the win.
IMG_1267The Submission Squad (Evan Gelistico & Pierre Abernathy)defeated Udo & Venom.
IMG_1470Mason Conrad pinned Calypso. My first time seeing both of these guys. Calypso brought a toy monkey to the ring with him and he got a bloody nose during the match.
IMG_1624Midwest Ground & Air (Benjamin Sailer & Nate Bash) defeated The Misfits ( Aaron Corbin & John Johnson.
IMG_2057In the main event Horace the Psychopath & Arik Cannon defeated Rob James & Pete Huge in some kind of hard core match. They wrestled all over First Ave and used all kinds of weapons including some kind of sex toy that James got from a fan for his birthday. Hope I don’t have to wait another year before the next F1rst Wrestling show.

Friday, September 23, 2011

BCW Crystal, MN 6/10/2011

I took the summer off from this blog. Heck I pretty much took the summer off from ring side as I was only at two wrestling events during the months of June, July and August. But now fall is here and it’s getting colder outside so I’m going to play catch up starting with a Born Champions Wrestling card that took place on June 10 at the Crystal community center. This was the first BCW show in while as the last one that was scheduled in the winter was canceled because of a snow storm.
IMG_9770In the opening match “The Popular” Nate Bash defeated Kamikazi Klecker.
IMG_9874The Patriot III defeated Cameron Cross after a big splash.
IMG_9925Craven Knyte defeated Udo.
IMG_0065“The Anarchist” Arik Cannon defeated The Prophet.
IMG_0194Arya Daivari & Judd Jennrich defeated Bret O’Brian & Venom (101 Proof) to become the new BCW tag team champions. After the match O’Brian turned on Venom.
IMG_0404BCW heavy weight champion Darin Corbin retained his belt against “6% body fat” Rob James and Ryan Cruz in a TCL match. Cruz was actually the one to get the belt down from the ladder but referee Rob Page was knocked out. When Page came to he saw Corbin with the belt and declared Corbin the winner.