JCW IPPV tonight
JCW BloodyMania 6 will take place tonight, as part of the “Gathering Of The Juggalos” festival. Here is the line up (taken from prowrestling.net):
2 Tuff Tony vs. Kongo Kong for the JCW Title.
John Morrison vs Matt Hardy
Corporal Robinson vs. The Rude Boy.
Vampiro vs. Officer Colt Cabana.
Scott Steiner and Vader team up against opponents TBA.
The Ring Rydas vs. The Headbangers vs. Mad Man Pondo and Necro Butcher vs. The Rock-n-Roll Express in a four-way for the JCW Tag Titles.
Battle Royal featuring Carlito, Chris Masters, Bobby Lashley, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, U-Gene, Shockwave the Robot, Zach Gowen, and more.
The show will air live on IPPV over at http://www.psychopathiclive.com for $14.95. The Morrison/Hardy match was supposed to be a triple threat also involving Shane “Gregory” “Hurricane” Helms, but unfortunately he had to pull out. He apologised on Youtube.
Thoughts: If this had the usual JCW $5 price tag, I’d probably order it, being a big Morrison fan. Seeing Steiner and Vader team up would be cool too. Send a review along to email@example.com if you check out the show.
PRWA “Raising Dignity 2012” results
Thanks to Josian Omed Vazquez Diaz for sending in these results of the Puerto Rico Wrestling Association’s show “Levantando La Dignitad 2012” (“Raising Dignity 2012”) which took place on Saturday at the Lajas Coliseum in Puerto Rico.
2. Tag Team Action, Nuke and The Phenom Reyden vs. Iron and Tonka. Reyden and Nuke wins. Good fight. The fans were happy from start to finish.
3. Havok vs Zafiro. Winner Havok.
4. Triple Threat Hardcore Women Match: “La Abusadora” Black Rose vs “La Chica de la Actitud” Roxxy vs “La Guerrera” Amazona. Roxxy was the winner. It was a great match.
5. Tag Team Tornado Match: The Arab Connection vs. The Crazy Heroes vs. Random and Ricky Rubio. Winners The Crazy Heroes. The Arabs brutally attack The Crazy Heroes.
6. 2 out of 3 Falls, Mexico against Puerto Rico: Laredo Kid (Mexico) vs. Erik Scorpion (Puerto Rico). Winner of the First Fall, Laredo Kid. Second fall and the third fall Erik Scorpion. The best match of the year in PRWA. The Mexican demonstrated that he came to the Island to demonstrate to all the fans that he is one of the best in the world. The match was so good that the fans in attendance asked for a rematch. The rematch in Mexico is a great possibility. 25 minutes of pure action of these two gladiators.
7. Main Event, Fatal Four Way Match for the PRWA World Title, Superstar Ash vs. Escobar vs Black Pain vs Matt Hardy: A dream to see Matt Hardy in a ring of PRWA.
After the fight, Mr.100% Lucha, Erik Scorpion tells Ash that he beat the Mexican Star, Laredo Kid that night, so he is the number one contender for that title. Ash answer was that he is going to give Erik opportunity in the future and recognizes that Eric Scorpion is one of the best fighters of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Review - PWS: Refuse 2 Lose 2012
Thanks very much to Tony from http://www.shiningwizards.com for another great review. This one is from Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Refuse 2 Lose 2012, which took place on Friday the 4th of May. I’ll hand you over to him:
I went to the PWS Refuse to Lose show in Rahway Friday night with my friend Pete and his nine year old son Pete. Here is what went down.
We arrived at the building around seven or so. There was a line for Bret Hart out the door, which meant he was there, which was a good thing. However, if he wasn’t there I was hoping we could all get his number and call him. But I’m glad he showed up. There were a few wrestlers in the lobby taking photos and selling stuff. Pretty much the same guys from last the show in March…however…there was one…one Wrestler that I didn’t remember seeing at the last show. Surrounded by fans…it was Virgil. This made me happy. For some reason I always got a kick out of Virgil. So that was a treat. Anyway, onto the show.
There were a few Prelim matches with some guys I didn’t catch the names of, but they were all pretty good. Pat Buck was in one of them, I believe it was a tournament match of some sort. He won and slapped little Pete’s hand which made him happy. Later on in the night Bret Hart bopped little Pete in the head which made Pete and I happy.
The REAL show began around 8:15 with Reality Check hitting the ring and Jay Lethal cutting an awesome heel promo. He makes a great heel. However, I thought it would be pretty damn cool if he was Black Machismo King and wore a crown while playing a heel. But either way Jay does the heel bit well. Even Red looked like a cocky arrogant SOB flipping off the crowd. Somewhere in a warehouse Don West Wept.
First match was QT Marshal V. Mike Dennis. Marshal reminded me of an old school heel wrestler you would see in the NWA. And he was a solid wrestler. Dennis picked up the win in a decent match.
Next up, Bret Hart comes out and does a little promo in the ring putting over the PWS and saying how great it was to be in a locker room with guys like Demoliton and Jannetty again. He looked good. Nice Ovation for Bret. Glad he was there.
A Tag Team Gauntlet match was next. Enhancement Talent were out first, and out next were…well the wrong music played first…but then….HERE COMES THE AX HERE COMES THE SMASH!!! Holy crap, the crazy thing is that most of the kids in the crowd were probably not even born yet when Demolition were together. But they were over HUGE. And I’m not going to lie, Ax looked good and Smash looked thinner than the last time I saw him. They made quick work of Enhancement Talent and finished them off with a Hart Attack. Next team was Mark Modest and Mark Matrix. The Demo got themselves DQ’D when they threw the ref around. What is it with these 80′s WWF tag teams hating on PWS ref’s. First the Powers of Pain, then Demolition. It would be funny if they had the Rock and Roll express there next show just kick the ever living crap out of one of the ref’s. Anyway, next team in was the Phat Pack…who were fat. But they were awesome. I like these guys. They take out the Marks and then they quickly destroy a team called Grave Encounters. The right team won this match and the crowd ate it up.
Dan Maff V. Red was next. These two know how to pace a match. Great stuff. Red hits a reverse Frankenstiener (I will always call it that) on Maff and it looked sick. The end saw Kevin Matthews (Who looks like a star) bop Maff on the head with a chair while the ref wasn’t looking. Red gets the win, and Maff looks hurt. Luckily this time he was okay. Unlike in March when he was REALLY hurt.
Here comes my favorite match of the night. Hardy V. Colt…V….TEDDY HART!!! First off, Matt is in great shape. And Teddy Hart! I have never seen this kid work live but I have seen some tapes. A lot of people say he’s hard to work with or whatever, but damn this kid can go. He took some crazy bumps to the outside. One bump looked pretty sick. He landed on the top of the guard rail. And PWS uses these pointy looking guard rails, so it looked pretty painful. Fun match…everyone worked great. Hart gets the win over Colt with the Canadian Destroyer. Looked awesome. Colt has balls to take that move. On a side note, Hardy told Colt to do the flying off the back Hardy splash into the corner. Colt stalled but finally agreed. First time he ran AROUND Matt…second time he jumped on Matt’s back and Hardy just flattened on the mat. Funny stuff.
One Warrior Nation was out next to take on Helter Skeltor. I enjoy OWN. Crowd gives him hell but damn I like the guy. OWN flips off the crowd after a nothing match.
But wait…it’s not over. Here comes the team of Pure Black. One of which is about 500 pounds and looks like Shirley from What’s Happening. This guy is awesome…he hits a top rope moonsault killing Mr. Helter and the crowd just goes nuts. They chant one more time…soooo he hits another in a different corner…the crowd chants again…so he hits a third. At this point, some officials and Teddy Hart scrape up this mess of a wrestler off the mat and take him to the back. The big guy who did the moonsaults is named Lucifer Darkside. How bad ass is that?
Kevin Matthews and Devon Moore are out next to take on the Young Bucks. Jesus, Kevin Matthews looks like a guy you would see on the top of the card in the WWE. He can talk, he has a great look and he can wrestle. And the Bucks are just so fluid with their moves. Good match. Matthews and Moore get the win. I wonder if Pat Buck is related to the Young Bucks.
Jerry Lynn V. Marty Jannetty was next. Marty put in a nice effort, but you can tell that it’s been a long time since he had to try and keep up with someone like Jerry Lynn. The match was decent, and Lynn won with a cross body reversal. After the match, Lynn told the crowd that he asked for this match and he was glad he got it. Thank you Jerry and Marty chants broke out. My buddy Pete had a tear in his eye.
Moving right along, we get Adam Cole, V. Brian XL V. Samuray Del Sol (WHO IS AMAZING!!!! Think Sin Cara but botch free, faster, and flashier) V. Zema Ion (TNA GUY who is fantastic) V. Two guys from Teddy Hart’s wrestling School. So it was a six man match with what I think were Lucha Rules. Anyway…fast paced action and great dive spots. This Del Sol is terrific! Del Sol picks up the win in the end with a springboard rana into a pin. (Like Rey used to do when he…you know, did moves and wasn’t suspended) I believe he pinned Brian XL.
Here come the ladies. Jillian Hall (Who looks to be in great shape) and her partner Reby Sky (Who I believe to be Matt Hardy’s lady friend) V. Maria Kanellis and Brittney Savage. Pretty much the usual Ladies Match. I was busy texting a picture someone took of Virgil and I to a few people so I wasn’t really paying attention.(I have a pretty good Virgil Story I’ll share on the next show) Reby and Jillian get the win.
At this point it was getting pretty late. Pete had to get up at five in the morning for work the next day and his son had to get up at eight for baseball practice, so we left. However Sami Callihan beat Lethal in the Main Event to retain the PWS title in what I hear was a great match.
All in all a much more enjoyable show than the Super Show in March. Hell, I even enjoyed One Warrior Nation. I would have loved to see the main event but people had to get up the next day. People and their stupid responsibilities like work and sports. This show was organized, it flowed, and the matches were great. Nothing pissed me off (Like the hardcore match from the March show). I’ll continue showing my support for these Rahway Rec. Center Shows, and I highly suggest you do the same. Thank you PWS for washing that horrible disgusting taste that the Extreme Reunion Show left in my mouth last week. And it’s always great to sit with Vicious Vin during these shows. Hopefully we will have him on the Shinging Wizards Podcast soon! See ya!
Matches announced for next PWS show
The next Pro Wrestling Syndicate show will take place in Rahway, New Jersey the 2nd of May. The following matches have been announced:
Sami Callihan vs Jay Lethal
Matt Hardy vs Colt Cabana
Jerry Lynn vs Marty Jannetty
Demolition vs The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake)
Maria Kannelis and Brittney Savage vs Jillian Hall and Reby Sky
Adam Cole vs Brian XL vs Samura Del Sol vs Zema Ion
Bret Hart will be appearing.
Thanks to Rob Hawkins for passing that along.
Thoughts: Good stuff. I like how they provide a few legends, a bit of former TV talent, and some of the top indy guys. There’s something for everyone, and it exposes wrestlers to audiences that wouldn’t normally see them.
Pro Wrestling Syndicate results (from last night)
Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Supercard 2012 took place in Rahway, New Jersey last night. The advertised main event was Matt Hardy vs Psycho Sid Vicious, but Sid missed his flight, apparently due to his wallet being stolen, so the promoter phoned him in the ring at the start of the show, and gave out was supposedly Sid’s phone number to the booing crowd.
Thoughts: How classy…
Jay Lethal was booked as Sid’s replacement.
Fall Count Anywhere: Balls Mahoney defeated Marty Janetty
Brett Gayika defeated CJ Esparza
Eddie Kingston defeated Kevin Matthews
PWS Tri-State Championship: Tony Nese retained against Alex Reynolds
Matt Hardy defeated Jay Lethal (as Psycho Sid)
Amazing Red won a 6 man match that also featured, AR Fox, Shiima Xion (Zema Ion), Gran Akuma, Devon Moore, Brian XL and Samuray Del Sol
One Warrior Nation defeated Smith James
PWS Tag Team Championship: The Lone Rangers (John Silver & Pat Buck) & The Powers Of Pain went to a no contest
Dan Maff defeated Jerry Lynn
Hardcore match: The Sheik defeated Masada
Thoughts: The card was loaded, I imagine this was a good show. If you attended, feel free to send a review to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it here.
Pro Wrestling Syndicate line up (Friday)
Psycho Sid Vicious vs Matt Hardy
PWS Heavyweight Championship: Sami Callihan (c) vs Colt Cabana
Jerry Lynn vs “The Boricua Beast” Dan Maff
Necro Butcher vs The Sheik with Abdullah The Butcher
The Lone Rangers vs The Powers Of Pain
Anthony Nese (c) vs Alex Reynolds
Eddie Kingston vs Kevin Matthews
Amazing Red vs AR Fox vs Gran Akuma vs Devon Moore vs Brian XL vs Shiima Xion (Zema Ion)
Brett Gakiya vs CJ Esparza
Reby Sky vs Brittney Savage vs Spyra Andover
Abdullah The Butcher, The Godfather, Marty Janetty, The Shockmaster, Angelina Love and Shelly Martinez will also be appearing.
Thoughts: A good balance of established wrestlers and indy stars, so this one should appeal to a wide audience. If you attend, be sure to send a review to email@example.com
Matt Hardy arrested again
I recently wrote that I had no desire to write anything Matt Hardy related again. However, it’s a slow news day, so I might as well share that Hardy has been arrested again, which was reported by prowrestling.net. He was charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated), the same thing he was charged with last month.
IWE Rundown - All the news from the past week
* The Indy Wrestling Express Facebook page was launched last week. We have over 400 followers on Twitter and over 200 followers on Tumblr, but we currently have less than 30 “likes” on Facebook! If you use Facebook, please visit the page and “like” it here:
* Several matches were announced for Ring Of Honor: Death Before Dishonor IX: Shelton Benjamin vs Mike Bennett, Charlie Haas vs Michael Elgin, El Generico vs Steve Corino, Jay Lethal and Homicide vs Rhino and Tommaso Ciampa, and the stipulation for the Briscoes vs the All Night Express was announced; it will be a ladder war! The show will air live on IPPV on September the 19th.
* NWA Hollywood Television champion Scorpio Sky won his MMA debut via third round TKO.
* Pwinsider claimed that WWE had expressed interest in signing several Dragon Gate USA wrestlers. No word on who exactly they are interested in.
* Some stuff happened with Matt Hardy, none of which I really want to talk about again. Check out the archive if you really want to know.
* The new British Wrestling column Best Of British debuted, written by Adrian. It was a great read, if you missed it you can check it out here:
* On Thursday, I (Lee) became the new editor of Ricochet’s official website. You can check it out here:
* Pro Wrestling Evo held Best Show In Town on Friday. Marcellus King retained the PWE Championship in the main event. Full results here:
Matt Hardy speaks
This is the last I’m going to post on this issue. Hopefully it will be the last time I ever have to write about Matt Hardy.
He posted a new youtube video day stating that he was alive and well, and saying this was his “genesis” or some crap. You can view it here:
He then posted a lengthy explanation for his actions on Twitter. You can read the full transcription here:
He basically admitted it was a publicity stunt, but in no way apologised. Tried to justify it all saying it was the birth of a new character something, and made out like he didn’t think the video looked like a suicide note.
Thoughts: Ergh. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pleased he didn’t kill himself, but to sink to such lows simply for attention? He worried his friends, family and fans so much, for what? Bastard.
More on Matt Hardy
FayObserver.com posted the following:
Within an hour of the video being posted and linked on the social networking site Twitter, Moore County sheriff’s deputies received 25 to 30 calls asking for police to check on the 36-year-old at his home in the 300 block of Boys Camp Road in Cameron, said Capt. Henry Marion with the sheriff’s office.
But when Marion and another deputy showed up at Hardy’s home, he said, there were no problems.
“I shook his hand,” Marion said, “and he told me everything is fine.”