Friday, December 29, 2017

SCW St. Paul, MN 12/8/17

Promotion: Showtime Championship Wrestling
Time/Date: 7 p.m. Friday December 8, 2017
City, State: St. Paul, MN
Venue: Eagles Club

SCW is the newest independent pro wrestling promotion in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This is their third event at this venue but they also run events in Eau Claire, WI. A lot of the wrestlers on this card were trained at The Academy of Pro Wrestling.

In the opening match Kal Creed defeated Sterling Bond. Going by their ring gear this match was Superman VS The Joker. Going by that the crowd should have known right away that Creed/Superman would win. Superman always wins. Except when he battled Doomsday.

Kyle Pro & Leonard Literacy defeated JDX & Edvin Cudic. I really like JDX's nick name, "Beyond Average". It reminds me of Mike "Above Average" Sanders from WCW. I like a guy who brags about being a C+ player.

SCW Future Clash champion Ricky Noren defeated El Angel Dorado to retain the title. Oh, check it out. There is a new referee on the scene. Her name is Kara. Nice to see a female referee.

Nathen Edwards defeated Air Wolf.

Brandon Gore has one of the best t shirts.

Arik Cannon pinned Brandon Gore. This was a teacher VS student match where the teacher showed the student that he still has a lot to learn.

In a 6 man tag match Rylie Jackson, ESQ IV & James Tapia defeated Tomahawk Kid, Red Lightning & Koda Jacobs.

In the main event Lore defeated Kevin Lee Davidson and Darin Corbin in a 3 way dance. Or was it a triple threat?

SCW returns to the Eagles Club in St. Paul on Friday January 5, 2018.

F1RST Minneapolis, MN 12/7/17

Promotion: F1RST Wrestling
Time/Date: 8 p.m. Thursday December 7, 2017
City, State: Minneapolis, MN
Venue: Uptown VFW

This was the first time that F1RST Wrestling held an event at the Uptown VFW. The event sold out at the door.

The opening match was a 4 man 2 animal scramble match. In that match were Ryan Cruz, Scott Story, Giant Griffin, "Filth King" Brubaker, Wild Cat and Super Thunder Frog.

Ryan Cruz was the winner of the match.

After the match Ryan Cruz was attacked by his estranged tag team champion partner Darin Corbin. The fate of the F1RST Wrestling tag team titles will be decided on January 6, 2018 at Wrestlepalooza XI.

FEST champion Su Young defeated Rain to retain the title. Rain made her return to F1RST Wrestling after 10 years. She was on the very first F1RST Wrestling event back in April 2007. Hope it's not another 10 years before Rain is back in a F1RST Wrestling ring.

"All Ego" Ethan Page defeated Jimmy Jacobs and Air Wolf in a 3 way match. Page pinned Air Wolf for the 3 count. It's nice to see Jacobs back on the independent scene. 

The Wrestling Revolver tag team champions Besties in the World ( Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) took on Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza).

Zero Gravity defeated Besties in the World to win the Wrestling Revolver tag team titles.

Chaos 300 defeated Officer Rob Justice. Look close at Chaos 300's trunks. It says "300" not "BOO".

In the main event Arik Cannon & Tommy Dreamer defeated Darin Corbin & Abyss. This was a hardcore match. Items used included toilet seat, cheese grater and thumb tacks. Dreamer got the 3 count on Corbin for the win after a DVD on chairs.

F1RST Wrestling returns to the Uptown VFW on Thursday March 22, 2018. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MIW Chanhassen, MN 12/2/17

Promotion: Minnesota Independent Wrestling
Time/Date: 8 p.m. Saturday December 2, 2017
City, State: Chanhassen, MN
Venue: American Legion

Ring announcer Laszlo was kind enough to pose for me and show off his neat shoes. Wish the wrestlers would be so kind.

Santa Clause came out to hand out candy to the fans.

Ty Cooper defeated Officer Rob Justice.

Chadwick Wentworth III defeated rookie Kyle Pro. There are a lot of new guys on the MN scene as the first class of The Academy of Pro Wrestling are now getting booked.

The Black Plauge (Joseph "Stonehenge" Wayne & Lore) VS Chris Jordan & El Bano ended in a double count out.

Rylie Jackson pinned The Tomahawk Kid.

MIW champion Scott Story defeated Kal Creed to retain the title.

MIW returns to the Chanhassen American Legion on January 20, 2018.

NWC Richfield, MN 11/17/17

Promotion: National Wrestling Champion
Time/Date: 7:30 p.m. Friday November 17, 2017
City, State: Richfield, MN
Venue: Partnership Academy school

Black Boy Jr pinned Black Thunder.

El Tigre pinned Patrick McDaniel.

The main event was a 6 man tag match, Turbo, Black Boy & Guarachin VS Gran Tiger, Mosco X Fly & Black Thunder.

The team on Turbo, Black Boy and Guarachin won the the match.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

MIW Columbia Heights, MN 11/10/17

Promotion: Minnesota Independent Wrestling
Time/Date: 8 p.m. Friday November 10, 2017
City, State: Columbia Heights, MN
Venue: Lions Club Murzyn Hall

"The Young Gun" Rylie Jackson defeated Aiden Wake.

Chadwick Wentworth III pinned Kal Creed. Yes, that's a golf club in CW3's hands. Yes, he hit KC with it while the ref was not looking.

Mitch Paradise defeated Kody Rice. Paradise wanted to find out if Rice tasted like a cheese burger.

Chris Jordan pinned The Tomahawk Kid after a top rope ace crusher.

The Black Plague (Lore & Joseph "Stonehenge" Wayne) beat Joey Avalon & Jordy Lee.

MIW Open weight Lion champion Ty Cooper defeated "Notorious" Ryan Cruz to retain the title.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

HOW Duluth, MN 10/29/17

Promotion: Heavy On Wrestling
Time/Date: 4 p.m. Sunday October 29, 2017
City, State: Duluth, MN
Venue: Clyde's Iron Works

Heavy Halloween

Super Thunder Frog & Wild Cat defeated Cooper Teeth (Duke Cornell & Chainsaw King)

Sean "X-Pac" Waltman came out with his dog to announce that he would be at HOW's big event on July 29, 2018.

King Leonidas defeated "Downtown" Petey Brown.

Black Stallion beat Lore in a hard core match.

Little Bobby Rude won the costume contest that was judged by "Wild" Bill Erwin.

Lance Hoyt wrestled Mitch Paradise for the #1 contender for the HOW title. The match ended in a double count out.

Gangrel defeated Kevin Thorn in a first blood match.

The main event was HOW champion Darin Corbin VS Air Wolf VS Kody Rice for the title.

HOW champion Darin Corbin retained the title when he pinned Air Wolf.

Monday, December 18, 2017

MIW Forest Lake, MN 10/28/17

Promotion: Minnesota Independent Wrestling
Time/Date: 8 p.m. Saturday October 28, 2017
City, State: Forest Lake, MN
Venue: American Legion Post # 225

The Final Chapter

El Bano pinned Leonard Literacy in the opening match. This being a Halloween weekend event it was nice to see on of the wrestlers dress in costume. Literacy came out dressed as Faarooq/Ron Simmions.

Even better then Literacy's costume was the next guys out. Tom Butterman came out as Freddie Krueger adn Scott Story as Hockey Mask Guy.

The best and scariest costume of the night was Pete Huge as Terry Fox.

Back to the matches as The Tomahawk Kid defeated Rylie Jackson.

Chris Jordan won by DQ over Lore when Lore's partner Joseph "Stonehenge" Wayne interfered in the match. This set up a tag match for later.

Mitch Paradise pinned Chadwick Wentworth III.

The Black Plague (Lore & Joseph "Stonehenge" Wayne) defeated Chris Jordan & Ty Cooper.

In the main event MIW champion JD Bandit took on Scott Story for the last time.

After a few ref bumps Scott Story defeated Bandit to win the MIW championship.