PuroMania #17 (Japanese Wrestling News)
Welcome to the long awaited seventeenth edition of PuroMania! (by Lee) * At Osaka on the 19th, Ricochet finally defeated PAC for the Open The Brave Gate! It was Ricochet’s third shot at the title, and his fifth singles match with PAC overall. Ricochet will make his first defence at the Final Gate pay per view. Masato Yoshino and Dragon Kid will face off on the 4th of December to...
Next ROH TV title match announced
At Ring Of Honor: Final Battle in New York on December the 23rd, Jay Lethal will defend the ROH TV championship in a three way elimination match. His opponents will be El Generico and Mike Bennett. Thoughts: This match has been set up by various singles matches, most of which ended in time limit draws. I’ll be shocked if this one doesn’t go to a time limit draw.
CZW Cage Of Death feat Japanese stars this...
CZW: Cage Of Death 13 will take place at the Asylum Arena in Philly on Saturday. That isn’t all though; it’s a double header, with the first show of the day, “Indie Wrestling Summit”, featuring not only the CZW wrestlers, but the stars of BJW (the hardcore promotion CZW is usually affiliated with), DDT (the biggest of the Chikara esque promotions), Freedoms and Kaientai...
Chikara: Joshimania this weekend!
Chikara have three shows booked this weekend, showcasing Joshipuroresu (Japanese women’s wrestling). While some Chikara regulars will appear, the bulk of the roster will be made up of ladies from Japan (mainly from Ice Ribbon and JWP, I think). You can view various video promos for the shows over at http://www.youtube.com/chikaraoffice JoshiMania (Night 1) Friday December the 2nd @ The...
ROH, CZW and Chikara this weekend!
There will be Ring Of Honor, CZW and Chikara shows this weekend. I’ll post the line ups tomorrow. Tomorrow will also see the long awaited next instalment of PuroMania! It will feature big updates on what’s going on in New Japan and Dragon Gate. There will probably be some NOAH stuff in it too. Sorry about the epic delay, things keep getting in the way of writing it.
Wrestle Talk TV episode 2 (video)
Featuring Mick Foley:
Bison Smith video playlist
Youtube user SenorLARIATO has compiled a playlist of ten Bison Smith matches as a tribute to him. The following link will take you there: http://www.youtube.com/user/SenorLARIATO#grid/user/308019F43166DEC7 For those who aren’t aware, Smith passed away last week following a heart attack.
Chikara Podcast A Go Go 292 (video)
This week’s episode features Jigsaw vs Obariyon, and The Colony vs some wrestlers from Osaka Pro:
Results from Resistance Pro (debut show)
The debut Resistance Pro show took place on Friday (the 25th) in Chicago. Here are the results (in chronological order, going down): The Sheik defeated El Generico (R-Pro Title Tournament Semi Final) Kyle O’Reilly & Tony Kozina defeated Hallowicked & Matt Classic Jay Bradley defeated Icarus The Briscoes defeated Teddy Hart & Gran Akuma Melanie Cruz won a women’s match...
DGUSA & EVOLVE form "Union"
Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE have unified. They will still have individual shows, DVDs and IPPVs, but they will be in the same continuity. DGUSA champions will now be recognised in EVOLVE, though the emphasis (in EVOLVE) will still be on wins, losses and the leaderboard. EVOLVE shows will bridge the gaps between DGUSA weekends. Click the following link for more details: ...
Best of British - News from the UK Wrestling Scene
Adrian here! After a two-month absence due to me moving house and not having an internet connection, Best of British has returned! I’ll be here every Friday bringing you all the top news and results from the past week in British wrestling, as well as next week’s upcoming shows. ATTACK! Pro Wrestling had a very successful weekend of shows in Birmingham from the 18th to 20th of...
Resistance Pro debut show tonight!
The debut Resistance Pro show will take place tonight at the Excalibur in Dearborn, Chicago. Doors open at 7:30, bell time is 8. Resistance Pro was founded by Billy Corgan, singer from the Smashing Pumpkins. I haven’t been able to find the card, but I do know that Kevin Steen, El Generico, the Briscoes, Gran Akuma, Kyle O’Reilly, Harry Smith and many more will be in action!
DGUSA/EVOLVE Black Friday sales
Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE have some incredible Black Friday sales this weekend. All DVDs are 50% off, $5 off IPPVs, and much more. Visit http://dgusa.tv for more details. Thoughts: $10 for a DVD?! Wow. If anyone wants any recommendations, feel free to ask.
Lee's TNA coverage (at prowrestling.net)
I covered this week’s episode of TNA Xplosion for prowrestling.net. You can read my report on the UK exclusive show here: http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/TNATVreports/article10021975.shtml - Lee (@IWEnews)
Review - WSU "Breaking Barriers II"
Apologies for the belatedness, I’ve had to watch this on demand due other commitments. THE GOOD: Real women’s wrestling It’s great to see top women’s wrestling available to a worldwide audience. These women clearly love this industry just as much as the men do, and for them to be able to do what they love with the world watching is absolutely brilliant, and a sign that...
Review - Ring Of Honor Wrestling (episode 9)
THE GOOD Main event (Davey Richards defeated Kyle O’Reilly) What a match! Quite possibly my favourite (match) of the new show so far. Great wrestling, great striking and an intriguing story (Kyle is Davey’s training partner, so this was essentially a warm up match for Final Battle). I loved the finish too, with another member of their training camp throwing the towel in for...
R.I.P Bison Smith
The Wrestling Observer has reported that Bison Smith died yesterday due to a heart attack. The former Pro Wrestling NOAH, Ring Of Honor and WWC wrestler, real name “Mark Smith”, was 38. My thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family. (Image credit: http://www.amerchandise.co.uk )
Slow news day
While there has been plenty of buzz in the wrestling world about Survivor Series over the past couple of days, I haven’t found any indy news to share. Fear not though, as tomorrow I will post my review of the latest episode of Ring Of Honor, and I will also post the latest edition of PuroMania: Japanese Wrestling News, which will feature coverage of the latest New Japan pay per view, info on...
Kevin Steen promo after Glory By Honor (video)
Kevin Steen cut a promo in front of some fans after ROH: Glory By Honor X last night. Here it is:
Ring Of Honor and WSU results (from last night)
WSU: Breaking Barriers 2 was broadcast on live IPPV last night. You can order the replay on demand HERE. Adrian’s review will be up in a few days. Results: Steel Cage War Games Match: Midwest Militia defeated Team WSU Melina defeated Lexxuss Becky Bayless defeated Rick Cataldo Soul Sisters (Jana & Luscious Latasha) defeated Belle Saints (Marti Belle & Tina San Antonio) to...
WSU IPPV tonight!
WSU have an IPPV tonight. Serena had to pull out of her schedued match with Melina due to injury, but she will still be on the show, and Melina will face someone else. Unfortunately I don’t have time to write more, so click the following link for more details! http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/Breaking_Barriers__II/1153
Line up for Ring Of Honor: Glory By Honor X...
Ring Of Honor: Glory By Honor X will take place tonight at the Frontier Fieldhoues in Chicago Ridge, Illinois at 19:30. ROH World Championship: Davey Richards (c) vs El Generico ROH Tag Team Championship: Shelton Benajmin (c) & Charlie Haas (c) vs The All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) Proving Ground: ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal vs Roderick Strong The Briscoes vs.The Young...
Results from Ring Of Honor: Survival Of The...
The show took place last night in Dayton, Ohio. Steve Corino and El Generico went to a draw ROH Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated ROH World Champion Davey Richards & ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal in a non title match Survival Of The Fittest Qualifying matches: Kyle O’Reilly defeated Andy Ridge Eddie Edwards defeated Mike Bennett The Briscoes defeated...
Ring Of Honor: Survival Of The Fittest (tonight!)
Ring Of Honor: Survival Of The Fittest will take place tonight in Dayton, Ohio. Here is the full line up: Non title match: ROH World Champion Davey Richards and ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal vs ROH Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas El Generico vs Steve Corino Survival Of The Fittest Qualifying match: Eddie Edwards vs Mike Bennett SOTFQM: Roderick Strong vs Rhett Titus ...
Fighting Spirit Wrestling (debut show details)
Thanks to Ian Elimeliah (@IanSaysSo) for sending this along: War Wrestling Presents: The Talent of Fighting Spirit Wrestling & 2KW in “Relentless Force!” The Debut Show of “Fighting Spirit Wrestling (facebook.com/FightingSpiritWrestling)” will kick off with a bang on the night of December the 10th! In the main event: Former ECW Heavyweight Champion and WCW United...
Review - Ring Of Honor Wrestling (episode 8)
THE GOOD Main event (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards defeated Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin) Solid main event that provided some great action, while also adding more tension to the Richards/Edwards feud with Eddie’s new submission (a sign that he had a new mentor), and Davey getting the pin despite Eddie being the one who finished Elgin. ROH put tag team wrestling over as a big...
Live report from Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight
Thanks very much to IWE reader Ian Elimeliah for sending in this great report from the Dragon Gate USA show he attended on Sunday. Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight (November the 13th 2011) by Ian Elimeliah (@IanSaysSo) I was excited for this show because it’s been a little while since DGUSA has been in town and EVOLVE had to be cancelled because of a well known local NJ arena ACE had to...
Review - Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight 2011...
(Click here for the full results) THE GOOD Co-match of the night: Johnny Gargano vs YAMATO This was brilliant. The superb build up of Johnny Gargano was done justice with a fantastic match and an emotional title change. The wrestling was tremendous throughout, with the technical prowess of both men being displayed to great effect. Everything Gargano does is so smooth and crisp, he has improved...
Live coverage of Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight
Lee here! I’d like to thank Adrian for his great coverage of the Chikara show. The DGUSA will start in a few minutes, at 8pm EST (1am GMT). Feel free to discuss the show with me on Twitter @IWEnews The live results and analysis will keep being edited into this post, so keep checking back or refreshing the page! Match 1: BJ Whitmer vs Brodie Lee Winner: Brodie Lee (pinfall following a...
Chikara 'High Noon' live coverage
Hi guys, Adrian here! I’ve not been around for the past month or two due to moving house and not having an internet connection, but I’m back and I’ll be covering Chikara’s first ever internet-pay-per-view High Noon. Stay tuned for updates! Pre-show: Stream is very laggy. Pre-show opens with Tim Donst doing a rousing edition of “Who is the Man”. Brilliant...
Predictions for Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight
Open The Freedom Gate title match: YAMATO (c) vs Johnny Gargano YAMATO has had a hell of a run this year, carrying the American branch of Dragon Gate to new heights with his awesome matches against the likes of PAC, Austin Aries and BxB Hulk. I first noticed Johnny Gargano in the opening freestyle of Freedom Fight 2009. I saw potential there. Fast forward two years, and Gargano is the most over...
Chikara & Dragon Gate USA live coverage tonight!
We will have live coverage of Chikara and Dragon Gate USA here at Indy Wrestling Express tonight. From 4pm EST (9pm GMT), Adrian will be covering Chikara: High Noon, and from 8pm EST (1am GMT), I’ll be covering Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight 2011. Both shows will be available on live online pay per view, Chikara over at GoFightLive, and DGUSA over at WWNLive. Here are the full line ups for...
CZW/Dragon Gate USA/Chikara results
Here are the results from the three big shows last night: Chikara: Cibernetico El Generico defeated Ophidian Grizzly Redwood defeated Jigsaw 3.0 (Shane Matthews & Scott Parker) defeated the Bravado Brothers Fire Ant defeated Chuck Taylor Cibernetico: Tim Donst, Ares, Delirious, Tursas, Jacob Hammermeir, Batiri vs Hallowicked, Ultramantis Black, Suger Dunkerton, Dasher Hatfield, Green...
Review - Dragon Gate USA: Revolt! (IPPV)
(Click here for the full results) THE GOOD Match of the night: Fray! (Ricochet vs PAC vs Rich Swann vs Sabu vs Uhaa Nation vs AR Fox) This one certainly delivered the crazy, high flying action it promised. The exchanges between PAC and Ricochet were incredible as always, as were those between the Englishman and the ever-improving Rich Swann. However, Uhaa Nation was the man who stole the...
Chikara/Dragon Gate USA live coverage
Unfortunately, there will be no coverage of tonight’s Dragon Gate USA IPPV here at IWE, but we will back tomorrow! Adrian and his new internet connection will be covering Chikara: High Noon, and I’ll be around pretty much straight after with live results and analysis of Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight. - Lee
CZW & Dragon Gate USA line ups for tonight
CZW and Dragon Gate USA will both hold shows at the legendary ECW arena (now the “Asylum Arena”) in Philadelphia. Dragon Gate USA Bushido 2011: Code Of The Warrior Saturday November 12th @ The Asylum Arena, Philadelphia (5:30pm EST) Open The Freedom Gate Title Match: YAMATO (c - JIII) vs Chuck Taylor (R) Open The United Gate Title Match: The Spike Mohicans (CIMA & Ricochet...
Live coverage of Dragon Gate USA: Revolt!
Lee here with live Dragon Gate USA coverage. The show (and coverage) will begin at 8pm EST (1am GMT). Keep refreshing this post for the results! Match 1: The Scene (Scott Reed & Caleb Konley) vs Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez Winners: Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez (Cannon pinned Konley after a brainbuster) Thoughts: Decent opener. Good work from all involved. I love the Scene’s...
Predictions for Dragon Gate USA: Revolt!
Dragon Gate USA: Revolt will take place tonight in Revere, Massachusetts. It will air live on pay per view at WWNlive.com. I will be covering the show live from 8pm EST. No Rope, No DQ Match: YAMATO (JIII) vs BxB Hulk (BW) The longest running rivalry in Dragon Gate USA will come to a climax tonight in the ultimate grudge match, no rope, no DQ. This will be the first time the former champion...
Live coverage of Dragon Gate USA tonight!
Tonight I’ll be doing live coverage of the Dragon Gate USA IPPV, Revolt! I will be tweeting during the show (follow me on Twitter @IWEnews), and posting more detailed analysis right here at Indy Wrestling Express. The show will begin at 8pm EST (I think that is 1am GMT, but I haven’t checked yet). You can order the show over at WWNLive, the following link will take you there: ...
Full Dragon Gate USA line ups (for this weekend)
All three of this weekend’s Dragon Gate USA shows will be available on live IPPV over at WWNLive. Click the following image to sign up: I will post a preview and my predictions on the day of each show. I will also be doing live coverage of the shows on Friday and Sunday. Revolt! Friday November 11th @ Revere, MA No Rope, No DQ Match: YAMATO (JIII) vs BxB Hulk (BW) Akira Tozawa...
Win tickets for EVERY Chikara show
Chikara have a pretty incredible competition running at the moment. The winner will receive free tickets to every Chikara show that will happen in the future! All you have to do is give them your email address. Click the following link for more details/entry: http://www.chikarapro.com/giveaway.php
Watch OVW online
Ohio Valley Wrestling recently began uploading episodes of their TV show to their website. You can watch them online by clicking the following link: http://www.ovwrestling.com/tv Last week it was announced that OVW will now be used as a developmental territory for TNA. It was used by WWE (as a developmental territory) from 2000 until 2008.
Full Chikara line ups (for this weekend)
Cibernetico: The Animated Series Saturday November 12th @ Easton, PA (USA) The 8th annual Torneo Cibernetico (featuring the Young Bucks, Hallowicked, Frightmare, Green Ant, Sara Del Rey, Sugar Dunkerton, Dasher Hatfield, The Batiri, Tursas and more!) Chuck Taylor vs Fire Ant Jigsaw vs Grizzly Redwood El Generico vs Ophidian Bravado Brothers vs Team 3.0 Gregory Iron vs Darkness Crabtree ...
PuroMania #16 (Japanese Wrestling News)
The G1 Tag League climaxed at Korakuen Hall on the sixth. The IWGP/GHC heavyweight tag team champions Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) finished at the top of group A, tied with Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer at eight points. Shinsuke Nakamura and Toru Yano finished at the top of group B with ten points, IWGP world heavyweight champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto came...
Greg Iron: High Noon to the Royal Rumble (video)
Greg Iron wants to be in the 2012 Royal Rumble, and he wants your help:
Arik Cannon promo (video)
Arik Cannon’s promo hyping his DGUSA tag team title shot this Saturday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bdqJDM7gso
Review - Ring Of Honor Wrestling (episode 7)
THE GOOD Main event (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) The tag team match was solid, but unspectacular. I enjoy watching Haas and Benjamin, but much like their match with Hero and Castagnoli on the first episode, this just didn’t provide the action that is unique to Ring Of Honor (on American TV). It wasn’t in the same league as...
Occupy Dragon Gate USA with Chuck Taylor (video)
Chuck Taylor will have the biggest match of his career this Saturday, when he challenges YAMATO for the Open The Freedom Gate title at Dragon Gate USA: Bushido 2011. Check out this promo from the streets of Philly, as Taylor walks among his fellow “99%”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9AdEoxFMiM
Line up for tonight's UWF PPV
Urban Wrestling Federation: “Street King” will air tonight on pre-taped pay per view. Here is the card: 4-Way Match to Crown the First Ever UWF Street King Champion: Homicide vs Ricky Reyes vs Rasche Brown vs Bestia Loser Leaves Crew Match: Steve Mack vs Buck Chyld Fight Club Deathmatch: Eddie Carnage vs BC Killer SATs vs Brian XL & Lance Lude Source: rajah.com Visit...
Commercial for tonight's Ring Of Honor episode...
The main event of tonight’s show will be Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas vs Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman. If Alexander and Coleman win, they will earn a future shot at the tag team titles. Thoughts: I’m looking forward to seeing the new guys, I’ve heard good things about Alexander in particular.