Review - PWG: World’s Finest
Thanks very much to Chad for another excellent PWG review! Here it is:
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla “World’s Finest”
17th of March 2012 at American Legion Post #308, Reseda, CA
By Chad Simplicio
Despite the rain, the wind, & the cold, another great crowd gathered for PWG’s 2012 “Reseda Season Opener”. With Super Dragon’s injury during training, the card was redone, but most of the scheduled matches more or less were kept as is.
8 matches, 3 hours
Referees: Rick Knox & Patrick Hernandez
Excalibur’s guests at the commentary table: Rick Knox, Kevin Steen, & Joey Ryan
* Kevin Steen comes out after Excalibur’s introductory speech, mentioning Super Dragon’s injury, and then called out anyone in the back to challenge him. Running in to challenge him? PPA - Pretty Peter Avalon.
1 - Kevin Steen p. Peter Avalon w/ the Package Piledriver. Peter fought on as long as he could, as best as he could, despite taking a tremendous beating, including a series of hard chops to the chest that left their mark on his frame. Fortunately for PPA, he earned the respect of “Mr. Wrestling”.
2 - Brian Cage-Taylor p. Ray (Rrrrrrrrrr)Rosas w/ the big Lariat/Clothesline to the shoulder area in a surprisingly strong match. I wasn’t able to get out of their way quickly enough when I didn’t anticipate Rosas’ lucha-style crossbody from the top rope to the floor. Save for some sore shins, I’m fine. Such is the hazard when you’re sitting in the front row at this place for this kind of show, and I wouldn’t be the only ones that got “incidentally collected” during matches.
* Joey Ryan comes out to cut a promo about women’s grooming, then berated his opponent, Candice LeRae, who jumped him shortly afterwards.
3 - Candice LeRae rolled up & pinned Joey Ryan, countering the Boobplex attempt.
4 - Scorpio Sky made T.J. Perkins tapout to a Rear Naked Choke in a match that featured a great mix of wrestling & MMA-style action.
5 - Triple Threat Tag Team Action—essentially what’s left in the wake of Super Dragon’s injury. The Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Stupefied) def. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) and The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime) when they scored the pin on one of the Jacksons w/ the Fatality. 2nd best match of the night, and the win should give SSB a boost of confidence going into next month’s DDT4.
6 - After intermission, Kyle O’Reilly made Alex Koslov tapout to the Guillontine Choke, and it was quite the long one despite Koslov’s attempts to break out of it, complete w/ a DDT from Kyle. Nice reception from the PWG faithful.
SM - Willie Mack p. Roderick Strong w/ the Piledriver, despite eating the Death by Roderick & Sick Kick combination earlier. Looks like this regional star is getting quite the push, and a title shot should be coming his way soon.
M - As the PWG World Heavyweight Championship match between El Generico & Eddie Edwards got underway, Kevin Steen came out to exercise his rematch clause w/ the approval of the PWG Board of Directors. Crazy Triple Threat match ensued, and in the end, it was Kevin Steen who bided his time when El Generico hit the Top Turnbuckle Brainbuster on Eddie Edwards, grabbing “The Generic Luchador” by the feet, and powerslammed him to the edge of the apron. One cover on “Die Hard” later, Kevin Steen joined an elite club in PWG. The new 2-time PWG Champion now holds both the singles title & the tag team title. “What you can do,” Kevin Steen told El Generico at the end of the show, “I CAN DO BETTER, B****!”
We’ll have to wait and see what Super Dragon’s condition is between now and 4/21, when the American Legion Hall in Reseda, CA becomes the center of the 2012 PWG DDT4 Tournament. Where they go from here in regards to the singles title, is anyone’s guess, but in my opinion, neither of Kevin Steen’s PWG titles are that safe, especially when he still has to contend with El Generico, and any of the tag teams that challenge him & Super Dragon next month in the tourney. Don’t forget about Willie Mack either. He’s continuing his strong push up the singles ladder, and could be a serious threat to the singles title.
PWG DDT4: All teams decided
The full list of tag teams has been decided for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla DDT 4 tag team tournament on April the 21st (at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda California:
Appetite for Destruction (Super Dragon & Kevin Steen - PWG Tag Team Champions)
The Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Stupefied)
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly)
The Dynasty (Joey Ryan & Scorpio Sky)
The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime)
Roderick Strong & Sami Callihan
The Fightin’ Taylor Boys (Ryan Taylor & Brian Cage-Taylor)
Other non title matches will take place on that show, but are yet to be announced. Thanks to Chad Simplicio for passing that along.
PWG will be in action this weekend with “World’s Finest”. Full line up here:
Thoughts: It’s cool to see some new duos in the mix (Callihan/Strong & Future Shock) along with veteran teams like Appetite For Destruction.
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 debut, & the big ladder match for the PWG World Heavyweight Championship between two feuding rivals.
Referees: Rick Knox & Tony Roma
Ring Announcer: Angelo Trinidad (M1W, NWA Hollywood, & DCW)
Excalibur’s Co-commentators: Kevin Steen, Rick Knox, Davey Richards, & Chuck Taylor
1 - 6-wrestler tag team match. Famous B, Chris Kadillak, & Candice LeRae def. Peter Avalon, Freddy Bravo, & Ray (Rrrrrrrrrrr)Rosas.
High-octane opener that ended when Candice LeRae hit her signature German Suplex/Crotch Rocket variation on all 3 of her opponents, leaving Peter Avalon open to eat Famous B’s Swanton Bomb, then Chris Kadillak’s Frog Splash, who then pinned him.
2 - T.J. Perkins made Rocky Romero tapout to a submission, which was either an Inverted Figure-4, a Texas Cloverleaf, or a Scorpion Deathlock.
This one appeared to be the shortest and weakest match on the card, but both wrestlers delivered some great action on all dimensions, complete w/ early involvement by Referee Rick Knox.
3 - The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime) def. The Fightin’ Taylor Boys (Ryan Taylor & Brian Cage-Taylor, w/ Chuck Taylor).
Another high-octane, see-saw match that ended when Johnny Goodtime got Ryan Taylor on a Crucifix Rollup after Ryan Taylor hit a Roundhouse Kick, then a Yakuza Kick on Johnny Yuma. Both teams delivered some great, innovative team moves, and Goodtime nailed two consecutive Suicide Dives on opposite ends of the ring.
4 - Davey Richards p. Willie Mack w/ a low dropkick to the seated opponent.
Another strong, high energy match that helped Davey Richards find newly-earned respect for the regional star. Hhhhmmm, could ROH be in Willie’s future in 2012?
Now they were going to do the next match, but the bottom rope broke loose, so they had intermission to allow for repairs to be done to tighten it again.
5 - Lucha Libre Rules Tornado Tag Team Match. The Dynasty (Joey Ryan & Scorpio Sky) def. Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre).
Ok, so this definitely wasn’t like the days of Los Luchas v. Real American Heroes(?) when they were battling for the NWA World Tag Team Championship, but both teams delivered some great action. Match ended when Phoenix Star ate the trio of parade finishers—Scorpio’s Running Bicycle Kick, then Joey’s “End Stage” Superkick, then the Ace of Spades from the pinning Scorpio.
6 - Ricochet p. Chuck Taylor w/ the 630 Senton.
Great match between the two men from Kentucky.
SM - The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) successfully defended the PWG World Tag Team Championship, def. Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly).
High-octane, see saw match saw plenty of innovative team moves by the debuting tag team. Matt Jackson endured a long Guillontine Choke from Kyle O’Reilly, allowing Nick Jackson to eventually break it up, then eventually scored the winning pin on Kyle with More Bang For Your Buck.
M - Ladder Match for the PWG World Heavyweight Championship.
They had the disco ball taken down to make room for the title belt to be hung at that spot. Both Kevin Steen & El Generico just unloaded on each other, using 3 ladders, and just about breaking 2 of them. El Generico got plenty of scrapes and bleeding nicks on his back during this match. Things took a turn against Kevin Steen when The Young Bucks returned and beat him down w/ chair shots, and this was after Steen used Generico’s own Top Turnbuckle Brainbuster. This gave El Generico time to recover, duel with Steen on top of the good ladder, and eventually hit a Sunset Flip Powerbomb onto a pair of perpendicularly-stacked ladders in the corner, and that would eventually be the match ender.
WINNER & NEW 2-TIME PWG WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “THE GENERIC LUCHADOR” EL GENERICO
The Young Bucks returned to unload & berate Kevin Steen, even going forward to demand a Guerrilla Warfare Tag Team Match at the December 6 Season Finale. Everyone, though was in for a big shock. The lights went out in Reseda, and when it came back on…a familiar sight came…one who hadn’t been around in a very long time…SUPER DRAGON! Super Dragon drove back The Young Bucks, then helped Steen up, who then cut a quick promo to El Generico….about “literally” tearing the roof down on this house, and that’s pretty much how the show ended, with the fans chanting “Show of the year!”. Personally, I will reserve judgment on that until the season finale this December, but it’s definitely in the Top 3.
December 6: Most likely Guerrilla Warfare Tag Team Match — The Young Bucks v. Kevin Steen & Super Dragon
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 Star & Zokre)
Riccohet defeated Chuck taylor
Young bucks defeated Future shock to retain the PWG tag team championship
Ladder Match: El Generico defeated Kevin Steen to win the PWG Championship
The Young Bucks attacked after the main event, which led to Super Dragon’s return! He will team up with Kevin Steen to take on the Young Bucks at the next PWG show.
Thoughts: Su-per Dra-gon! *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*
I can’t believe he’s back! That’s awesome. I think it’s been about three years since he last wrestled (he was out of action due to repeated concussions). And congratulations El Generico! I didn’t expect a title change so soon, I think that was only Steen’s second defence. Great choice of champion there.
Sounds like it was another great PWG show.
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.
NWA Junior Heavyweight title tournament tonight!
Thoughts: Looks good. Scorpio Sky and Dark City Fight Club are well worth going to see. I’d post the names of all the tournament competitors, but I can’t find a list, and the only ones I recognise are Scorpio Sky and the guy in the top left, but I can’t remember his name.
Live report from PWG: Eight
As you may remember, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla held their eighth anniversary show on the twenty-third of July. The next day, Chad Simplicio sent me a live report of the show on Facebook. For some reason, Facebook never notified me of this, and I only found the message today when I was looking through a folder that I had never discovered before. So here it is, over two months after it was sent to me, a live report from PWG: Eight!
7/23/11 RECAP OF PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA “EIGHT” — 8-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT AMERICAN LEGION POST #308, RESEDA, CA
by Chad Simplicio
Despite Davey Richards not being able to make it due to a staph infection, a big crowd of over 350 crammed into the hall for this big card, complete w/ some twists and turns, and plenty of outstanding PWG action:
1 - Kevin Steen p. PAC w/ a rollup while countering the Shooting Star Press. Despite eating plenty of high-flying moves from “The Man that Gravity Forgot”, Steen was able to use his size to his advantage, and that would only be the beginning for him this night.
2 - Brian Cage-Taylor p. Brandon Gatson w/ a facebreaker finisher. Great mix of counter-wrestling and chain-wrestling.
3 - Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong def. El Generico & Ricochet when Roddy p. Ricochet w/ his “Death By Roderick” backbreaker version, countering the Corkscrew Splash. This certainly wasn’t Ricochet’s night, and a schism formed between him & Generico, complete w/ a Christian-style spit to the face.
4 - Peter Avalon p. Ryan Taylor w/ a rollup after Ryan Taylor slammed into a chair inadvertently held by an intervening Brian Cage-Taylor. Peter got the crowd going after he splashed beer into the air, among other things. So he didn’t get to cut Ryan Taylor’s hair after the loss on the NWA Hollywood July taping, but this is pretty much sweet revenge here.
5 - After intermission, The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma) def. The Dynasty (Joey Ryan & Scorpio Sky). See-saw battle throughout, but The Young Bucks tipped things in the way of the RockNES Monsters when they took out Scorpio Sky. That led to the Johnnys’ Explosive Amnesia team finisher, followed by their other team finisher for a team pin on Joey Ryan. The Dynasty would get payback later.
SM - Non-Title Tag Team Grudge Match: CIMA & Kevin Steen def. PWG Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson—f.k.a. Max & Jeremy Buck of Impact Wrestling’s Generation Me) when Kevin Steen made Matt Jackson tapout to the Sharpshooter, assisted by CIMA’s top-rope knee splash to the head. Another explosive wrestling action that makes this one the match of the night.
M1 - Claudio Castagnoli successfully defended the PWG World Heavyweight Championship, making Chris Hero tapout to the Neutralizer Modified One-Legged Boston Crab on the left knee he picked on throughout the marathon match that was a big display of technical mat wrestling & huge high spots, plus the ropes held this time around. Kevin Steen then grabbed the mic from Excalibur, who was doing double-duty as ring announcer & DVD commentator—since Jon Ian was at the M1W “Centre City Slam” show in Downtown San Diego that night—and cut a promo., saying that he also has his title shot, too. Claudio said “No”, and went to the back, only to run back in to attack while Steen was cutting a promo about the anniversary show, throwing Referee Rick Knox out…
M2 - Impromptu PWG World Heavyweight Championship match between Claudio Castagnoli & Kevin Steen. Kevin Steen placed Claudio Castagnoli in the Sharpshooter, only to see The Young Bucks run in and give him a pair of Superkicks. Claudio goes for the cover, but there’s no referee at this point, and The Young Bucks gets cancelled out by The Dynasty. Referee Patrick Hernandez runs in to restore order. Claudio goes for the Ricola Bomb but Steen rolls out of it, and eventually hits the Small Package Piledriver! 1-2-3…IT’S OVER! The PWG crowd goes nuts as “MR. WRESTLING” KEVIN STEEN BECOMES THE NEW PWG WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
And that is how the 3 1/2-hr. show ends.
Wrestling this weekend (DGUSA, PWG and more!)
Have you read our interview with Scorpio Sky yet? Here it is:
Also, have you read our second edition of Best Of British? If not, click here to do so:
This will be a great weekend for independent wrestling. Dragon Gate USA have a show tonight, then back to back live IPPVs on Saturday and Sunday! Full details will be included later in this post. PWG and CZW also have shows tomorrow, and there will be a NWA Hollywood TV taping on Sunday.
Line up for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Perils Of Rock N’ Roll Decadence (Saturday night in California)
PWG World Championship: Kevin Steen (c) vs Davey Richards
PWG Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson - champions) vs The Dynasty (Joey Ryan & Scorpio Sky)
El Generico vs Rocky “Azúcar” Romero
RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma) vs Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno & Player Dos)
Eddie Edwards vs TJP
Willie Mack vs Ryan Taylor
“Pretty” Peter Avalon vs. Brian Cage-Taylor
Line up for Dragon Gate USA: Chasing The Dragon (tonight in Indianapolis)
Captains Match: PAC, AR Fox & Rich Swann vs Ricochet, CIMA & Akira Tozawa
YAMATO & Masato Yoshino vs Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor
Naruki Doi vs Sami Callihan
Arik Cannon vs Jon Davis
Open Invitational Elimination Match: BJ Whitmer vs Sugar Dunkerton vs Billy Roc vs Flip Kendrick vs 1 or 2 more participants from Seminar/Tryout
Pinkie Sanchez vs. Louis Lyndon
Tag Team Discovery Match #1
Line up for Dragon Gate USA: Untouchable (Saturday night in Chicago). This show will be broadcast on LIVE IPPV on WWNlive! Click here to sign up for a free account at WWNlive:
Open The Freedom Gate Title Match: YAMATO (c) vs CIMA
PAC vs Ricochet
Akira Tozawa vs Johnny Gargano
No DQ Match: Sabu & AR Fox vs Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez
Four Way Freestyle (Winner gets to book a future match for his stable): Masato Yoshino vs Naruki Doi vs Sami Callihan vs Chuck Taylor
Rich Swann vs. Jon Davis
Tag Team Discovery Match #2
Line up for Dragon Gate USA: Way Of The Ronin (Sunday night in Milwaukee). This show will also be broadcast on live IPPV at WWNlive.
Titles vs titles: Open The United Gate champions PAC & Masato Yoshino vs Open The Twin Gate champions Ricochet & CIMA
YAMATO & AR Fox vs Sami Callihan & Arik Cannon
Johnny Gargano vs Naruki Doi
Akira Tozawa vs Jon Davis
Tag Team Discovery Finals:
Chuck Taylor & Rich Swann vs Sept. 10th Winners
Flip Kendrick vs Pinkie Sanchez
Line up for CZW: Down With The Sickness (Saturday night in Philadelphia)
Title vs Title - Kamikaze Deathmatch: BJW Heavyweight Deathmatch Champion Ryuji Ito vs CZW UVU Champion MASADA
CZW Heavyweight Championship: Devon Moore (c) vs. B.J. Whitmer
CZW Tag Team Championship: Philly’s Most Wanted (Joker & BLK JEEZ - champions) vs Team Fight Club Pro (Trent 7 & MK McKinnan)
CZW Wired TV Championship: Jake Crist (c) vs Chrisjen Hayme
CZW Jr. Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole’s open challenge to any previous CZW Champion
Danny Havoc vs MR Tofigaw
BLK OUT (Alex Colon & Ruckus) vs The Runaways (Ryan Slater & Joe Gacy)
Latin Dragon vs Alex Payne
Ricky Reyes vs Kekoa
Have a great weekend, and check back for live coverage of the Dragon Gate USA IPPVs, as well as results from all the other shows!
IWE interview with SCORPIO SKY!!!!
IWE: Hello Scorpio Sky! How are you today?
Scorpio Sky: I am fine and dandy like sour candy! Thank you for asking.
IWE: First off, what made you want to become a wrestler, and how did you go around doing it?
SS: Like a lot of my peers, I grew up watching. I was a big fan of the NWA, WWE(then WWF), WCW, WCCW, USWA, etc. I was REALLY into it. I knew very young it was what I wanted to do. I wrestled a bit in High School. And I was actually pretty good. I didn’t take it as serious as I should of though. Once I graduated I started training and the rest is history.
IWE: What is your favourite match you’ve had?
SS: Man that is a tough question. I’ve got so many. AXP(Myself & QuickSilver) vs. Arrogance(Chris Bosh & Scott Lost) Masks vs. Titles. Myself vs. Chris Bosh in his final match. Myself vs. Scott Lost in his final match. Myself vs. Shelton Benjamin was big for me. Those would have to be the top 4.
IWE: What would you consider the most important match of your career?
SS: I don’t think I’ve had it yet. Those 4 I named would have to be the biggest. But I hope to have bigger and more important ones in the future.
IWE: Who is your dream opponent?
SS: I’ve been saying it for years, Kurt Angle. I think the guy is just one of the best ever. I love his style, and would be more than happy to mix it up with him. Hell man I’d be happy getting squashed by him haha. I admire his work that much. I think with my style and his, we could have an incredible match and I really hope it happens one day.
IWE: You recently became the first NWA Hollywood TV champion. Congratulations! Your match with SoCal Crazy was excellent. Would you consider that the best match you’ve had in NWA Hollywood?
SS: Thank you! Hmmm I haven’t thought about it but it might have been. I think SoCal Crazy is awesome. There’s so much potential there for him and I in the future to have matches that will blow that one away. He’s very underrated and I can tell you from first hand experience of being in the ring with him, the guy’s a beast! That’s a shoot. Everytime I see him he’s in better shape. He’s gonna become a huge player in NWA Hollywood and everywhere else I hope.
IWE: It’s been 6 years since you held gold in PWG. You are challenging for the PWG Tag Team championship with Joey Ryan this Saturday. What are your thoughts going into this match?
SS: 6 years, and we only held them 1 night lol. So it’s kinda like I never won them at all. The Young Bucks are the best man, if we can beat them what does that say about The Dynasty. Without a doubt realistically, the YB are a better tag team than Joey and I. BUT Joey and I have the experience and we’re no rookies to tag westling either. We’re both from 2 of the best teams SoCal has seen; The X Foundation and the Aerial Express. So if Joey and I can go out and impose our will, I’m confident we’ll leave as champions. We’ll see what happens.
IWE: You worked in MTV’s Wrestling Society X. The short lived show received a fair amount of criticism, but nonetheless featured a great roster and some very entertaining matches. How did you find the experience, and what was your favourite match you had there?
SS: I absolutely LOVED WSX…. until I saw the first episode. Shooting it was great. They took care of us VERY well. Stayed in the same hotel as Lindsay Lohan, Leo DiCaprio, and Derek Jeter. The money was great. But that’s where it all stopped. I don’t think MTV understands pro wrestling. Some of the stuff they did was ridiculous and kind of ruined the product. It could have been a nice alternative, instead of was a short lived “remember that” kind of thing.
IWE: You have appeared in various capacities for WWE in the past few years, most recently at SummerSlam. Can you tell us a bit about that?
SS: They called, I showed up. I have a good relationship with WWE. I enjoy working with them and they always take care of me whether it was commercials or live programming. I look forward to working with them more in the future.
IWE: I believe you had a tryout match with WWE the night after SummerSlam. How did that go?
SS: Joey Ryan & Myself vs. Young Bucks. Great match. We didn’t try to do what other guys do and go out and do a “WWE style match”. We went out and did what we do. And we got a standing ovation after. Matt Jackson calls it “the best tryout match in WWE history” lol.
IWE: You recently participated in your first MMA fight, in which you were victorious. Congratulations! Winning your debut fight must feel great. What was your inspiration for going into MMA?
SS: Thank you. It was a lot of hard work paying off. And it was a lot of fun. I have always wanted to do MMA. Even when it wasn’t popular and it was a dying sport. I remember training at Red Dragon Karate(lol) when I was about 11. Same school Jason David Frank(Green/White Power Ranger) and his brother ran. I remember asking them once would they ever do UFC, and that I wanted to do it one day lol. This was like 1996. And here we are.
IWE: Can you tell us a bit about your fight? I know you won via third round TKO.
SS: Well I haven’t seen it and it all went so fast. Here’s what I remember. First round the guy shot in right away. I sprawled hard. He ended up clinching me against the cage. He had me outweighed by 10-15 pounds so at that point my energy was zapped lol. I wall walked my way up and took him down. Took his back, came about an inch away from sinking in a rear naked choke but I made the huge mistake of not having my hooks completely sunk him. He got out.
2nd round I came out and immediately hit the front kick right to his chin. The same kick Anderson Silva knocked Vitor Beltfort out with haha! I wanted to hit that so bad. It didn’t knock him out but it definitely dazed him. I got another take down and used some ground and pound. Almost took his back again. Finally in the 3rd round I got the mount, ground & pound until the ref stopped it.
IWE: To what extent do you intend to pursue MMA in the future?
SS: I definitely want to keep doing it. I didn’t train nearly as hard as I would have liked to going into the first one so I’d like to see what I could do if I train harder. I’ll probably fight again before the years end. And hopefully a couple times next year if I stay healthy. Possibly even do a little straight boxing as well. I think at this point I have the room to venture out and do some of the things I’ve been wanting to, God willing if I’m healthy and am good at doing them.
IWE: Where can our readers see you in the next couple of months?
SS: Mach One Wreslting this Friday night as Joey and I take on the Smash Brothers. PWG This Saturday, and NWA Hollywood this Sunday. Follow me on twitter, @ScorpioSky and find my facebook fan page and LIKE me.
IWE: Thank you for participating in this interview! Best of luck with the PWG show this weekend!
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: