Friday, December 30, 2016

The Academy: School of Pro Wrestling

There is a new pro wrestling training camp in MN. The Academy: School of Pro Wrestling opened up about a month ago in Brooklyn Park, MN (just north of Minneapolis). The school is owned by Shawn Daivari and Ken Anderson. Both men have worked for WWE and TNA.

Daivari and Anderson are the main trainers but they also have Arik Cannon as an assistant coach.

Another coach The Academy has is Nora "Molly Holly" Greenwald.  If you are a female looking to get in to the pro wrestling biz there is no one better to learn from then Molly Holly! She is one of the greatest female pro wrestlers of all time.

If you are looking to get into the pro wrestling biz then give The Academy a try.

PWB 11/26/16

Promotion: Pro Wrestling Battleground
Time/Date: 6 pm Saturday November 26, 2016
City, State: St. Paul, MN
Venue: Wilebski's Blues Saloon

Richard Lansing pinned Officer Rob Justice.

PWB Breakout champion Scott Story defeated Air Wolf to retain the title.

Lore pinned Kal Creed.

Rob James beat Kody Rice.

PWB champion Darin Corbin defeated The Prophet to retain the title.

Rob James eliminated Giant Griffin to win the Rice Street Rumble. James now gets a title match with PWB champion Darin Corbin. The RSR also included Air Wolf, Angel Caido, Stonehenge, Kal Creed, Rob Justice, Scott Story, Angry Dragon, Sterling Bond, Rock Solid Ross, Kody Rice, Lore, Richard Lannsing and Venom.

The next PWB event is January 28, 2017 at Wilebski's Blues Saloon. This is their 10th anniversary event.

Monday, November 21, 2016

NWC Richfield, MN 11/18/16

Promotion: National Wrestling Champions
Time/Date: 7 pm Friday November 18, 2016
City, State: Richfield, MN
Venue: Partnership Academy school

Atomico Jr defeated Payaso del Terror by tap out.

Black Man Jr, Golden Dragon & Guarachin defeated Skayde Jr, & Payasos del Terrors. Black Man Jr pinned Skayde Jr for the 3 count.

NWC champion Skayde defeated Imperio to retain the title.

Friday, November 18, 2016

HOW South St. Paul, MN 11/12/16

Promotion: Heavy On Wrestling
Time/Date: 7 pm Saturday November 12, 2016
City, State: South St. Paul, MN
Venue: South St. Paul High School

Wildcat pinned Rob James in the opening match.

Darin Corbin beat Kody Rice.

Cooter Bocephus pinned Shawn Daivari.

F1RST Wrestling Wrestlepalooza champion Ariya Daivari defeated Matt Winchester to retain the title.This was one of Daivari's last independent wrestling events as he has signed with the WWE full time.

Arik Cannon defeated Silas Young.

Cody Rhodes pinned Colt Cabana in the main event.

Friday, November 04, 2016

PTW Bloomington, MN 10/28/16

Promotion: Prime Time Wrestling
Time/Date: 7 pm Friday October 28, 2016
City, State: Bloomington, MN
Venue: Bloomington Event Center

The opening match was Lore VS Giant Griffin. Zombies went to the ring and attacked the wrestlers and dragged them away to a side room. Match was ruled a no contest.

PTW champion Ariya Daivari defeated Big Sepp to retain the title. No signs of the zombies during this match.

The next match was scheduled to be Billy Blaze VS AJ Bond. Blaze said he would not wrestle Bond so he called out "Downtown" Petey Brown to take his place. Both Bond and Brown were attacked by the zombies. Match was ruled a no contest.

Robbie Thunder pinned Chris Jordan.

The last match was Black Stallion VS Kody Rice. This was another no contest as the zombies returned with all the wrestlers that were turned into zombies.

 Rice ran for his life when the zombies entered the ring leaving Black Stallion to fend for himself.  Here Zombies Lore, AJ Bond & Petey Brown attack Stallion.

Wildcat and Super Thunder Frog came out to save the day. They helped Black Stallion chase off all the zombies.

The next PTW event is November 25 at The Pourhouse in Minneapolis.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

PWB St. Paul, MN 10/22/16

Promotion: Pro Wrestling Battleground
Time/Date: 6 pm Saturday October 22, 2016
City, State: St. Paul, MN
Venue: Wilebskie's Blues Saloon

Spin the Wheel or make the deal!
The 2 title matches had special stipulations the were determined by the spin of a wheel. Here PWB Breakout champion Scott Story and his challenger "Stonehenge" Joseph Wayne spin the wheel.

Ryan Cruz pinned Jordy Lee.

"Downtown" Petey Brown won a 6 man scramble match when he pinned AJ Bond. The other 4 wrestlers were Kal Creed, Airwolf, Angry Dragon and Rock Solid Ross.

Lore pinned Giant Griffin.

PWB Breakout champion Scott Story defeated "Stonehenge" Joseph Wayne in a "first blood" match.

Kody Rice pinned Joey Avalon.

PWB champion Darin Corbin beat The Prophet 2 falls to 1 to retain the title. Yes, that is a Capri Sun juice pouch in Corbin's hand.

Pro Wrestling Battleground returns to Wilebski's on 11/26/16.

Crushed Minneapolis, MN 10/9/16

Promotion: Crushed Pro Wrestling
Time/Date: 7 pm Saturday October 8, 2016
City, State: Minneapolis, MN
Venue: Mill City Nights

Crushed 2

Arik Cannon pinned Jake Cena.
Super Thunder Frog defeated Big Sepp.
Antonio Marquez & Apostle 13 defeated Drago & Aerostar.
Rachael Ellering pinned Taya Valkyrie. It was nice to see Ellering's dad Paul there watching.
Ariya Daivari pinned Darin Corbin.
New Jack pinned Tommy Lee Curtis.
The match started off as Nick "U-Gene" Dinsmore VS Tommy Lee Curtis with manager Benjamin Stacks. Jake Cena was called out by Stacks so it was a 2 on 1. New Jack then came out to even the sides and I guess the match turned into a tornado tag match.

Friday, October 21, 2016

HOW Superior, WI 9/24/16

Promotion: Heavy On Wrestling
Time/Date: 7 pm Saturday September 24, 2016
City, State: Superior, Wisconsin
Venue: Wessman Arena

Evilution: Rise of Destruction
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan was at the event to sign autographs. He was also inducted into the MN Wrestling Hall of Fame by Sylvester J. Fox.

Wildcat pinned Scott Story.

"6% Body Fat" Rob James defeated (FKA Simon Dean).

Steve Lombardi (FKA The Brooklyn Brawler) defeated "Live Wire" Johnny Parks by tap out.

In a special attraction 6 man tag team match Mitch Paradise, John Johnson & Dan Hanger ( a news anchor in Duluth, MN) defeated The Daivari brothers ( Ariya & Shawn) & Dan Jesser. Hanger got the pin on Jesser.

Darin Corbin got the win over by DQ.

HOW champion Lance Hoyt beat Ken Anderson in a best of 3 falls match to retain the title.

The next HOW event is Saturday November 12 at the South St. Paul high school.

Friday, October 14, 2016

PWB St. Paul, MN 9/17/16

Promotion: Pro Wrestling Battleground
Time/Date: 6 pm Saturday October 17, 2016
City, State: St. Paul, MN
Venue: Wilebski's Blues Saloon

Rock Solid Ross defeated AJ Bond in the opening match.

The Prophet defeated Ryan Cruz to become the #1 contender to the PWB championship.

Giant Griffin defeated Lore.

Venom pinned Eric Walker.

Scott Story & Harvey Bower defeated Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esperza) in a tag team match.

PWB champion Darin Corbin pinned Kody Rice to retain the title.