Chikara results (from last night)
Chikara: Maiden Flight of the Great Condor - Sunday, October 30th @ Williamsport, PA (USA) Ultramantis Black and Hallowicked defeated Delirious and Jakob Hammermeier Sara Del Rey defeated Tursas via DQ Chuck Taylor and Icarus defeated Sugar Dunkerton and Dasher Hatfield to retain the tag titles (Icarus was filling in for Johnny Gargano, I’m not sure why) Vin Gerard defeated Eddie...
Line up for today's Chikara show
Unfortunately, last night’s Chikara show was cancelled. Fortunately, today’s will still go ahead! Chikara: Maiden Flight of the Great Condor - Sunday, October 30th @ Williamsport, PA (USA), 4pm Campeonatos de Parejas title match: Johnny Gargano and Chuck Taylor of F.I.S.T (champions) vs The Throwbacks (Sugar Dunkerton and Dasher Hatfield) Eddie Edwards vs Eddie Kingston Sara Del...
Chikara High Noon Report 3 (Video)
Jessie McKay runs down the card for the upcoming High Noon IPPV, Colt Cabana speaks out against Archibald Peck’s animal cruelty, and Green Ant seeks advice from Ultramantis Black! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2alfiwKTNY
Super Dragon returns to PWG (video)
Here is the footage of Super Dragon’s return to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, from last week’s show (Steen Wolf). It was a hell of a moment, with an absolutely electric crowd. Steen Wolf will be available on DVD soon.
Updated Dragon Gate USA line ups
JIII = Junction Three, BW = Blood Warriors, R = Ronin, DUF = DUF Revolt! on Friday November 11th @ Revere, MA No Rope, No DQ Match: YAMATO (JIII) vs BxB Hulk (BW) Akira Tozawa (BW) vs Masato Yoshino (JIII) High Flyers FRAY!: PAC (JIII) vs Ricochet (BW) vs AR Fox vs Rich Swann (R/JIII) vs Sabu vs Uhaa Nation Chuck Taylor (R) & Johnny Gargano (R) vs CIMA (BW) & Brodie Lee (BW) ...
PuroMania #15 (Japanese Wrestling News)
There was a big All Japan Pro Wrestling show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on the twenty third. The show featured four title changes! - Jun Akiyama brought Suwama’s epic fourteen month reign as AJPW Triple Crown heavyweight champion to an end in the main event. This is the first time the near twenty year veteran Akiyama has held the belt. Following the match, Taiyo Kea declared himself to be...
Chikara Podcast-A-Go-Go 287 (Video)
This week’s episode features Fire Ant vs Eddie Kingston and Jigsaw vs Vin Gerard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJpFI5_XCP8
Serena speaks (video)
Serena Deeb speaks about her injury, and her participation in the upcoming WSU IPPV.
2 more Nigel McGuinness matches announced
Former Ring Of Honor champion Nigel McGuinness has added another two shows to what appears to be his retirement tour. He will be in action at the 2CW show in New York on November the eleventh, and at the HWA show in Ohio on November the twelfth. As I mentioned yesterday, he will also be wrestling at the PCW show in Preston, England on December the third. Thanks to Tumblr users Godslastgift and...
Full line up for PWG: Fear
The show will take place at the American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, California on December the 10th. Guerrilla Warfare match for the PWG Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (c) vs Appetite For Destruction (Kevin Steen and Super Dragon) Non-title dream match: El Generico vs Dick Togo American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Stupefied) ...
Serena pulled from WSU match
As I reported the other day, Serena Deeb recently suffered a serious concussion injury. At the time there was no word on whether she would be pulled from the upcoming WSU IPPV, where she was scheduled to face Melina. WSU announced today that Serena will not be participating in the scheduled match, but she will still appear on the show to address her fans. The show will air on live IPPV over at...
Nigel McGuinness returning to the ring
Former Ring Of Honor/TNA wrestler Nigel McGuinness will return to the ring for at least one more match. He is booked to wrestle at the Preston City Wrestling show in Preston, England, on December the third. McGuinness hasn’t had a match since late August (or possibly very early September) 2010, due to an undisclosed medical condition. He is currently a commentator on the Ring Of Honor TV...
This weekend's Dragon Gate UK results
21/10/11 - DG:UK Invasion 3, Broxbourne Civic Hall Akira Tozawa defeated Dragon Kid Gamma defeated Naoki Tanizaki Marty Scurll, Lion Kid and Mark Haskins defeated CIMA, BxB Hulk and Naruki Doi Susumu Yokosuka defeated Masato Yoshino Shingo Takagi defeated PAC 22/10/11 - DG:UK Shingo vs Yokosuka 3, Albert Conference Hall, Nottingham BxB Hulk defeated Lion Kid Akira Tozawa defeated Naoki...
Live report from PWG: Steen Wolf
Here is a live report from last night’s Pro Wrestling Guerrilla show, Steen Wolf. Thanks very much to Chad Simplicio for another great report. RECAP OF PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA’S “STEEN WOLF” AT AMERICAN LEGION POST #308, RESEDA, CA by Chad Simplicio A capacity crowd was on hand for this big 8-match card that ran about 3 1/2 hours, featuring 6 wrestlers making their...
PWG: Steen Wolf results (Super Dragon returns!)
Here are the results of PWG: Steen Wolf, which took place last night: Candice LeRae, Kris Kadillac & Famous B defeated Peter Avalon, Ray Rosas & Freddy Bravo TJ perkins defeated Rocky Romero RockNES monsters defeated The Fighting Taylor Boys (Brian Cage-Taylor & Ryan Taylor) Davey Richards defeated Willie Mack The Dynasty (Scorpio Sky & Joey Ryan) defeated Los Luchas (Phoenix...
Line up for tonight's episode of Ring Of Honor
- TJ Perkins vs Mike Mondo - Briscoes promo - Main event: Jay Lethal vs Mike Bennett for the ROH TV Championship Thoughts: The Briscoes will cut a promo. Do you need any other reason to watch this show?
Serena Deeb out of action
Former WWE diva Serena Deeb is out of action due to a concussion. She wrote the following: “A message to all my supporters- I recently sustained a rather serious concussion and following my doctors instructions, will not wrestle for a period of time. I apologize to those who were looking forward to seeing me anytime in the near future. I will keep you all posted.” Source:...
PWG: Steen Wolf tonight!
The show will be held at the usual American Legion Post in Reseda, California. Click the picture for more information!
Dragon Gate in Nottingham tonight!
The second of three Dragon Gate UK shows will take place in Nottingham tonight. Full line up here: http://tumblr.com/ZDlGSxAxQQ3S
Review - Dragon Gate: Gate Of Destiny (PPV)
I’m going to continue my tradition of abandoning my usual review format for Japanese pay per views. This show took place on Sunday the 16th of October (2011) in Osaka Japan. Match 1: K- ness, Taku Iwasa & Kenichiro Arai defeated Super Shisa, Super Shenlong & Kotoka Decent opener. I can’t think of much to write about it, but I did enjoy it. Match 2: Don Fujii, Stalker...
Full Dragon Gate UK line ups (for this weekend)
Friday October 21st 2011 - Dragon Gate UK: Invasion 3 @ Broxbourne Civic Hall, England PAC vs Shingo Takagi Susumu Yokosuka vs Masato Yoshino Akira Tozawa vs Dragon Kid CIMA, BxB Hulk & Naruki Doi vs Mark Haskins, Lion Kid & Marty Scurll Gamma vs Naoki Tanizaki Saturday October 22nd 2011 - Dragon Gate UK: Shingo vs Yokosuka 3 @ Nottingham Albert Hall, England Shingo Takagi vs...
Wrestling this weekend (Dragon Gate UK and PWG!)
Dragon Gate will hold three shows in England this weekend. They will be in Broxbourne tonight, Nottingham tomorrow, and Nottingham again on Sunday. I’ll post the full cards for each show later today. Over in the US, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Steen Wolf will take place tomorrow night in Reseda, California. Full line up here: http://tumblr.com/xk34xcolpu
Davey Richards vs Michael Elgin announced
Ring Of Honor world champion Davey Richards will face Michael Elgin at the next set of ROH TV tapings, which take place on the fifth of November in Kentucky. If Elgin is victorious, he will receive a shot at Davey’s title within sixty days, due to the recently installed “proving ground” rule. Thoughts: Elgin is solid in his role as enforcer for the stable, but I highly doubt...
Urban Wrestling Federation PPV preview (video)
Here is the free video preview of the UWF: Street King pay per view. The show will air on November the sixth. This is the new promotion that mixes hip hop with wrestling. The production looks great. The roster includes Scorpio Sky, Homicide and Willie Mack. Check out their website for more details.
PuroMania #14 (Japanese Wrestling News)
The Dragon Gate: Gate Of Destiny pay per view took place on Sunday. I’m going to finish watching the show later today, then review it! Can’t wait til then? Head over to http://iheartdg.com for the results. There was a Pro Wrestling NOAH show at Korakuen Hall on Sunday. Here are the results of the upper card matches: KENTA and Yoshinobu Kanemaru lost the GHC Junior Heavyweight...
Next ROH TV title match announced
El Generico will get his rematch for Jay Lethal’s Ring Of Honor TV Championship at the next set of TV tapings on November the 5th in Louisville, Kentucky. Thoughts: Their first match was great, I wonder if they will be able to top it.
AAW: War Is Coming
AAW will hold War Is Coming on October the twenty-eighth in Illinois. The show will be taped for IPPV, which will be broadcasted over at GoFightLive (at a later date, I think). Matches announced so far include Silas Young vs Rhino for the AAW title, and Jimmy Jacobs vs Arik Cannon in a dog collar chain match. Thoughts: They’ve booked some good wrestlers for this show so far. Silas Young...
NWA NY IPPV this Thursday!
NWA NY: Monster’s Ball 2011 will air on IPPV tomorrow. The show was taped on October the first. For more details, click HERE. Thanks to Gunnar Wuher for passing that along.
Review: Ring Of Honor Wrestling (episode 4)
THE GOOD Match of the night: Eddie Edwards vs Michael Elgin (Edwards won) I don’t have much of an investment in either man, but their match was great. Solid TV main event. They really put over that Eddie needed the victory to set him back on track for the world title. My favourite spot was Eddie’s double stomp to Elgin on the ring apron. Eddie’s character has purpose, and he...
Updated line up for Ring Of Honor: Survival Of The...
Ring Of Honor: Survival Of The Fittest 2011 will take place on the 18th of November in Dayton, Ohio. The line up so far: ROH World Champion Davey Richards and ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal vs ROH Tag Team Champions Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) Survival of the Fittest 2011 - participants - Eddie Edwards - Roderick Strong - Jay Briscoe - Mark...
Chikara Podcast-A-Go-Go 286 (Video) feat. The...
This week’s Chikara episode, featuring The Young Bucks vs The Batiri, and Claudio Castagnoli vs Icarus! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXGI9IRlwRU “Claudio was so upset over this loss, he packed his bags, went down to World Wrestling Entertainment, and changed his name to Antonio Cesaro.”
Lee's article on DGUSA.tv!
An article that I wrote on the rivalry between PAC and Ricochet is up on the official Dragon Gate USA website! Click the following link to read it: http://dgusa.tv/featurearticles131.htm - Lee
Live review - CRW: Rise Or Fall 2011
- by Lee Here is my review of the biggest CRW (Complete Revolutionary Wrestling) show of the year, Rise Or Fall, which took place last night (the 16th) at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England. I got to the show about an hour before it started, alone since my friend who was supposed to be accompanying me unfortunately couldn’t make it. Upon purchasing my ticket, I promptly...
Lee met El Generico!
The indy show I went to was great! I met El Generico, he’s a really a nice guy. I’ll write my review tomorrow, since I’m way too drunk now. Excuse the bad picture quality, I couldn’t find the flash on my phone, and I have no idea what the strange black blur in front of my face is. Check back tomorrow for my review of the CRW show, and for details on my conversation with...
CRW Rise or Fall tonight! (featuring El Generico)
Newcastle based promotion CRW will be holding there annual Rise Or Fall PPV tonight, at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England. Doors open at 6pm, bell time is 7. Here is the full line up: 6 Man TLC Match to crown the first ever CRW Champion: Martin Kirby vs Lionheart vs Lowithian vs Perfect Purdie vs Assassin vs Paragon El Generico vs Martin Kirby Radio 1 DJ Dev & Micky Caine vs...
Dave Lagana leaves ROH for TNA
Dave Lagana announced today on his website that he will be leaving his role in Ring Of Honor to go and work for TNA. The former WWE creative member worked as a producer for the Ring Of Honor show on HDnet, so I’m guessing he reprised that role for the new show, but I can’t confirm that. You can read his blog here: http://iwantwrestling.com/ His role in TNA will be ”Director of...
Review - NJPW: Destruction (PPV)
Here is my review of New Japan Pro Wrestling: Destruction, which took place on Monday (the tenth). Rather than using my usual “The good, the bad and the questionable” format, I’m just going to run down the card and give my thoughts on each match. Do you want to watch the show yourself? If so, head over to http://www.youtube.com/mrlariato You may have to scroll down the...
Commercial for this week's Ring Of Honor episode
This week will feature the Briscoes vs the All Night Express, and Eddie Edwards vs Michael Elgin. Thoughts: That’s an all action episode lined up there. I’ve seen Elgin once before, but can’t remember anything about him. The tag match will be off the hook.
Full Impact Pro returns!
The Full Impact Pro Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup will take place over the 28th and 29th of October. Both shows will take place in Florida, the first at Brooksville, the second at Crystal River. Wrestlers announced so far: Johnny Gargano, AR Fox, Bobby Fish, Lince Dorado, Pinkie Sanchez, John Silver, Louis Lydon, Jonathan Gresham, Chris Jones, Mike Cruz, Jerrelle Clark, and “The Greek...
PuroMania #13 (Japanese Wrestling News)
Breaking news here: Masaaki Mochizuki retained Open The Dream Gate against Akira Tozawa, a few minutes ago. He ended Tozawa’s top title aspirations with a Sankakugeri to the face, pinning him in the 21st minute. Nonetheless, Tozawa will be in the main event of this Sunday’s PPV. Here is the full line up: Gate Of Destiny 2011 1) K-ness, Taku Iwasa & Kenichiro Arai vs Super...
Next Ring Of Honor world title match announced
Davey Richards will defend the Ring Of Honor World Championship against former TV champion El Generico at Glory By Honor X, which will take place on November the 19th in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. The show won’t be available as an IPPV, but it will be released on DVD. Thoughts: That should be a hell of a match. There’s a good preview written up on the ROH website, I particularly liked...
2 more competitors added to Ring Of Honor:...
Mike Bennett and Tommaso Ciampa have been added to Ring Of Honor’s annual Survival Of The Fittest tournament, which will take place in November. Click HERE for a list of the other competitors, and more details on the show. Thoughts: I like Ciampa, and I think Bennett is decent. However, I fear Bennett may be in line for the Cena treatment, as the office seem to love him despite the distaste...
Gail Kim live shoot interview TONIGHT!
The first edition of The Hot Zone will air on live IPPV tonight. Former WWE and TNA star Gail Kim will be over on WWNlive.com for a live shoot interview. You can order the show for $12.95 after signing up for a free WWNlive account. Clicking the following image will take you there: There will be no holds barred in this interview, no opportunity to edit or censor things. You can also submit...
Main event of the first Chikara IPPV announced
The main event of the first ever Chikara IPPV, HIgh Noon, which will take place on November the 13th, has been announced: Mike Quackenbush vs Eddie Kingston to crown the first ever grand champion of Chikara Also, Amasis will speak on the future of the Osirian Portal. Thoughts: Does this main event excite you? I’ve gotta be honest, it doesn’t do much for me.
Veteran luchador Dr. X was killed in the early hours of October the 11th. He was reportedly shot while attempting to break up a fight, but I can’t confirm that yet. Dr X, real name Clemente Marcelino Valencia Nájer, spent most of his career in CMLL (one of the top two promotions in Mexico). The 43 year old recently left the company to join Perros del Mal. I wasn’t previously...
Upcoming Chikara shows (with line ups!)
Here are the details for the next two Chikara shows. More matches TBA Chikara: No Safety in Numbers - Saturday, October 29th @ Reading, PA (USA) Eddie Edwards vs Jigsaw Eddie Kingston vs Vin Gerard Sara Del Rey vs Serena Deeb Chikara: Maiden Flight of the Great Condor - Sunday, October 30th @ Williamsport, PA (USA) Campeonatos de Parejas title match: Johnny Gargano and Chuck Taylor of...
Review - Ring Of Honor Wrestling (episode 3)
THE GOOD Main event (Davey Richards defeated Roderick Strong to retain the ROH world title) What a match! One of the best TV matches you’ll witness all year, well worth going out of your way to see. This is the kind of action that simply isn’t put forth by WWE and TNA, and if ROH consistently deliver matches of such quality, there is no question that they will have the best wrestling...
Davey Richards wins gold in Japan, MVP loses it
Last night at New Japan Pro Wrestling: Destruction, Ring Of Honor World Champion Davey Richards and Rocky Romero defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. On the same show, former WWE wrestler MVP dropped the IWGP Intercontinental Championship to former ECW Champion Masato Tanaka. Thoughts: I was dodging the results for this show...
IWE interview with UHAA NATION!!
I interviewed one of the fastest rising stars on the independent scene, the newest addition to the Dragon Gate USA roster, UHAA NATION! Lee: Hi Uhaa Nation! How are you today? You recently made a hell of an impact in your Dragon Gate USA debut, when you brawled with Brodie Lee at Untouchable 2011 on live IPPV. What led you to DGUSA, and how did your debut come about? Uhaa Nation: Hey whats...