Newscast 12/06/16 Chris DePetrillo of Figure Toy Co, Darius Carter, Final Battle, Young Bucks Update & More

Chris GST has a packed show this week for the Newscast. Rich Laconi joins him to talk about Final Battle, updates on the Young Bucks, new ROH champions, and a live perspective of the PPV. They also do previews for Tier 1, Beyond Wrestling, CZW, and EVOLVE. Two big guests on the show include Darius Carter to talk about his disgruntled feelings about Tier 1 management and their upcoming show Resurgence. Then Chris DePetrillo of Figure Toy Co that are making the Rising Stars, Legends, and Ring of Honor figure…

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Podcast of Honor 12/04/16 Final Battle Review + Young Bucks Update

Chris GST, Ari Berenstein, Chris Miccio, and Rich Laconi are back with a huge review of Final Battle 2016. Lots of discussion that includes who the real winners and losers were, why the Castle/Cabana match was not everything it could have been, and more. They also discuss the update about the Young Bucks contract status. Lots of insight in this episode. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com You can download the file by clicking the arrow button on the player

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CZW 12/10/16 Cage of Death 18 Results

CZW 12/10/16 Cage of Death 18 Results Credit: PWInsider.com Six man Scramble match Dave Crist def AR Fox/Tony Deppen/Zachary Wentz/Tim Donst/Alexander James/Jimmy Lynn when Crist pinned Lynn Greg Excellent with Chrissy Rivera def Homicide with a jay driller The Dub Boys def Johnny Yuma and Kevin Martenson when they caught Martenson with a snapshot Shane Strickland def Dezmond Xavier with JT Davidson after Strickland nailed a package driver off his shoulders CZW Tag Team championship EYFBO def The Hit Squad with Ortiz nailing a top rope frog splash followed by…

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CWF Mid Atlantic 12/10/16 Moment of Magic 2016 Results

CWF Mid Atlantic 12/10/16 Moment of Magic 2016 Results 1.) MR. GRIMM def. MALAKAI MATTHEWS 2.) MONTANA BLACK of the George South Wrestling School def. SLIM DRE & DANIEL STRYDER of the George South Wrestling School, NUMBER BOY of the CWF Mid-Atlantic Dojo, KYLE KAYLOR and ARUN of Indiana’s School of Roc and JAMES RYAN of the FireStar Pro Wrestling Academy in a Rising Generation League Scramble Match. With the win, Montana earns the first RGL Title shot of 2017 against the winner of the 2016 RGL Tournament Finals CAIN…

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LGBT in Wrestling.

For the last few years, women’s wrestling has been pushed to the forefront on a lot of wrestling companies, they’ve main evented not only TV shows but PPVs in recent times and while this is a huge step in the right direction, there’s another group that seem to be misrepresented in pro wrestling, that is the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) community. Now before I get into this somewhat controversial topic, a bit about me. This column may be seen as something of a biased account, as I am…

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Filsinger Games Update (December 2016): CZW and SHIMMER

Filsinger Games’ Fall releases included the fourth installments of their CZW and SHIMMER series. Although company specific, both sets featured some of the biggest names in all of independent wrestling, making them valuable sets for all players and collectors. If memory serves, this is the first non-Starter Set in which all of a company’s champions are represented. Jonathan Gresham is the current CZW World Heavyweight Champion, winning the title in September in a four way match by pinning Joe Gacy after then champion Matt Tremont was wiped out on the…

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NXT Review 12/7/16: The Kinshasa In Osaka

NXT DECEMBER 7TH The show began with Ciampa and Gargano coming out. They came out normally before celebrating in the crowd. The crowd gave them a big reaction and they milked the moment for quite a while before The Authors Of Pain interrupted before they could speak. Ellering claimed their prophecy had come true because they were undefeated and had won the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, so their celebration was premature. The Revival interrupted them though, claiming they should be number one contenders and the only reasons the AOP…

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Christmas Comes Early For CWF Mid-Atlantic

SHOW OPENER This Christmas themed special at the CWF Sportatorium began with Santa’s biggest helpers as the Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champions the Sandwich Squad (Mecha Mercenary & Aaron Biggs) tossed out candy and gifts to everyone in the crowd. They were quickly interrupted by Ethan Alexander Sharpe, who entered the ring quite apropos to theme of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” The “wealthiest” man in CWF came bearing his own gifts, as he offered the champions a fistful of twenty dollar bills and a $200 gift card to the top sandwich…

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Battle Scars

Death match wrestling is one of the most polarizing genres that the sport utilizes. Companies that display the style are seen as trash promotions by some fans, usually due to them watching a few clips and making their stances based off those short moments of action. While I understand that the blood bath format isn’t for everyone, I have admittedly always enjoyed it. I may prefer a technical showcase, but I am really a fan of just about every form of wrestling that exists. If you have found yourself in…

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ROH 12/3/16 TV Review

ROH 12/3/16 TV Review Baltimore, Maryland William J Meyers Pavilion The show this week was the fourth taped episode from television tapings that took place on October 29th and is the final episode from the tapings,first airing right after the Final Battle PPV. First Match: Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara w/ Joey Daddiego vs. The Tempura Boyz (Sho & Yo) Joey Daddiego escorted Cheeseburger and Ferrara to the ring and joined commentary, as is apparently is their new trainer and nutritionist. The Tempura Boyz doubled teamed Burger early, only for Cheeseburger…

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Watching Wrestling Through The Eyes Of My Daughters

All passions must be fostered and nurtured in order for them to grow, the love I have for pro wrestling is no different. Like most fans I have had moments where that passion has glowed brighter and others where I have identified as being more of a casual viewer. In the past few years I have made a reconnect with it all for several reasons. It’s not the multiple streaming services that offer the ability to watch more programming than I could ever handle. It’s not even the amazing connection…

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New ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly Interview

New ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly Interview Before Ring of Honor’s Final Battle event, new ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly sat down and shared his thoughts about his career and the biggest match of his life against then champion Adam Cole. O’Reilly came off as unassuming and mild-manner the entire time, speaking matter-of-factly about his considerable success even before winning the title. He described his wrestling career humbly, asserting that he is just like anyone else who has the desire to come a professional wrestler. “A lot of guys probably…

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