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AAW Epic: The Tenth Anniversary Event Review


Epic took place on March 21st at the Berwyn Eagles Club. Commentary by Phil Colvin and Daryck St. Holmes. The video package for AAW’s anniversary gets better each time I see it. Ty Colton vs. Christian Faith vs. Davey Vega vs. CJ Esparza If Ty Colton never leaves the opening four way, I would be just fine. Vega and Faith ... Read More »

AAW Path of Redemption 2014 Review


Path of Redemption took place on February 28th at the Berwyn Eagles Club. Commentary by Phil Colvin and Daryck St. Holmes. Matt Cage interrupts Colvin and St. Holmes as they attempt to introduce the show. Cage calls out Juntai Miller. 1. Heritage Title Match: Matt Cage (c) vs. Juntai Miller What a good match, my favorite from Matt Cage in ... Read More »

AAW The Chaos Theory 2014 DVD Review


-Taped from Berwyn, Illinois -Commentators: Phil Colvin and Derek St. Holmes It’s important to start the year off well, especially when AAW had such a fantastic 2013. One could argue that from both an artistic and financial standpoint, the company had one of its best years ever. AAW started the year by putting together an indie dream match in tag ... Read More »

AAW One Twisted Christmas 2013 DVD Review


-Taped from Berwyn, Illinois Commentators: Phil Colvin and Derek St. Holmes Going into One Twisted Christmas, there were a number of important questions which needed to be answered. How would AAW continue the feud between Silas Young and Eddie Kingston? Would the company have Steen win the title one month only to have him lose the next to give Hollister ... Read More »

AAW Windy City Classic IX Review


The Windy City Classic is regarded as AAW’s biggest show of the year for a number of reasons. Coming on the heels of a holiday weekend, it’s the perfect way for wrestling fans in Chicago to unwind and get away from their annoying families. What made this particular event special was the long awaited debut of Kevin Steen, a man ... Read More »

AAW War is Coming 2013 DVD Review


One of the hallmarks of any good professional wrestling company is the ability to not book yourself into a corner. How does one do such a thing? By putting together two wrestlers who can’t afford to lose against one another. This happened at War is Coming 2013 with Shane Hollister defending the AAW championship against Eddie Kingston. Hollister is a ... Read More »

AAW Hostile Intentions 2013 DVD Review


At Defining Moment, the Allegiance Tag Team Tournament began with yet another match of the year contender. On this night, there were five tournament matches. When looking at the schedule and noticing AAW had a Bourbon Street show the night before a Ring of Honor PPV, you can see why AAW had to book this tournament the way they did ... Read More »

AAW Reign of Violence DVD Review


Reign of Violencewas very simply one of AAW’s biggest shows of the year for one year. After four months of interaction between them, the numerous promos and threats, Eddie Kingston and Silas Young were booked at last to wrestle for the first time. I was anticipating this match a great, perhaps too much. If this were a midcard match thrown ... Read More »

AAW Day of Defiance DVD Review


After enduring the Arlington Heights show, AAW thankfully returned home for Day of Defiance on what was a big wrestling weekend in Chicago given Chikara (R.I.P) ran a doubleshot the very next day about 25 minutes north of Berwyn. Going into the show, the card looked very solid, and there was definitely I was looking forward to, particularly the match ... Read More »

AAW Take No Prisoners 2013 DVD Review


As Dorothy Gale said in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.” Anyone who has a VCR, DVD player, television, or is alive has to remember that iconic scene toward the end of the film where she recites this anthem of just wanting to go home while tapping her shows. Part of me wonders if AAW staff members ... Read More »

AAW Point of No Return 2013 DVD Review


The idea of AAW as a Midwest version of PWG seems less like hyperbole with every show. Another example came in the form of Point of No Return 2013. Last year around the same time, Michael Elgin was challenging for the AAW title a second time against Silas Young, and their match went the full 60 minute time limit. That ... Read More »

AAW Epic: The 9th Anniversary Show DVD Review


The first time AAW named a show Epic, it almost felt ironic given the quality of the show. In the ensuing years, AAW has grown so much, from a small, local independent wrestling company to a legitimate promotion that houses some of the premiere athletes in all of wrestling. Thanks to Smart Mark Video, there has been a noticeable upgrade ... Read More »

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