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Beyond Wrestling “Territorial Pissings” Review

While most of the wrestling world was in Dallas during WrestleMania weekend, Beyond Wrestling returned to the Aurora in Providence, RI to present “Territorial Pissings”, carrying on some issues from their February events and welcoming back some special guests. This would set the tone for a month in which the Rhode Island area would see the debut of the Women’s Wrestling Revolution (booked by Beyond Wrestling owner Drew Cordeiro), an NXT live event, and the return of Ring of Honor to the area for the first time in four years….

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¡VIVA CHIKARA! – “Eight Pillars of Woe”

CHIKARA is celebrating it’s 14th birthday across the pond! Justin and Kevin are here to talk all four Aniversario events, including some really intriguing matches and unique cards. Justin also talks about Season 16 and his rediscovered love of CHIKARA. The pair talks about Hallowicked’s crazy new blog with a bunch of theories on who could be joining his army soon, as well as their of Pinkie Sanchez. Grab some cake and a party hat and enjoy the ride! NOTE: Kevin sounds kinda crummy the last 15 minutes. Sorry! To…

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Best on the Indies: “Big Rig: The Brodie Lee Story” Review

Interview This was conducted the night before Brodie Lee’s final match in CHIKARA against Eddie Kingston (3.24.2012). Eddie Kingston also served as the interviewer, which makes for some awesome banter, as Lee just relentlessly gives Kingston crap the entire time. Brodie speaks about starting out in the Upstate New York independent wrestling scene, burying it to a pretty significant degree. He has some fond memories of fellow wrestlers he befriended and certain matches, but by and large he thinks the scene is mostly filled with “Shindies.”He would travel with his…

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Beyond Wrestling “State of the Art” Review

The matinee show for Beyond Wrestling’s debut at the Aurora in Providence, RI was a success, but the evening show was even more stacked. With debuts, triumphant returns, and some intriguing first time matches, Beyond was poised to score a homerun with two critically successful sold-out shows on the same day. Would that come to pass? The show kicked off with the winners of Tournament For Tomorrow 3 (Team Tremendous) battling the winners of Tournament For Tomorrow 4 (Da Hit Squad), who have been at the top of the tag…

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PWP Xtra – CHIKARA Lovefest w/Bryce Remsburg and Mike Falcone

With CHIKARA’s 14th Aniversario around the corner, Kevin Ford recruited superfan Mike Falcone and beloved CHIKARA original Bryce Remsburg to reminisce on the company’s history! As the crew recounts some favorite moments, matches, venues, and underrated bouts, Bryce shares some stories, experiences, how he got into CHIKARA initially, and a whole lot more! If you’re a CHIKARA fan, this is a MUST listen, and a really fun, conversational look back at a company the three hosts love. The first of many? Right Click HERE to download this episode Follow Kevin…

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Beyond Wrestling “By Popular Demand” Review

In February, Beyond Wrestling transitioned from Fete Music to Aurora, a mixed-use venue, as their new home in Providence, RI. The first show sold out so quickly that Beyond added a matinee event appropriately titled “By Popular Demand.” The show would also be the first full-length Beyond show to be exclusive to their VOD service, BeyonDemand. The show started off with a teacher vs. student match between Drew Gulak and Connor Claxton. To no surprise, Gulak dominated Claxton with on the mat early with a top wrist lock, then a…

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¡VIVA CHIKARA! – “The Most Beautiful Podcast (In The Room)”

Despite what the first few minutes of this podcast may indicate, this is not a Simpsons podcast. Justin Houston and Kevin Ford are back to talk the three CHIKARA shows this weekend in full detail, including a Grand Championship defense, the first ever Infinite Gauntlet, multiple returns, and a debut! Plus: 3.0 in NXT, King of Trios, the Colony reunion, and Mike Quackenbush coming out of retirement. To play Justin’s King of Trios themed Mario Maker level, enter code 1DDF-0000-005E-F7F0 Visit the CHIKARA Special Review Blog and CHIKARA Special Tumblr….

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Best on the Indies: “War King: The Eddie Kingston Story, Vol. 2” Review

Interview This was interview was filmed on June 1, 2013, the night before CHIKARA’s “Aniversario: Never Compromise” where the company shut down. It is conducted by Leonard F. Chikarason. While I enjoyed Kingston’s first installment of the Best on the Indies, I found this to be a much more fulfilling watch. Chikarason did a fantastic job in his research and in chronological order touches on all of Kingston’s events since his last Best on the Indies. The bulk of the interview has to do with CHIKARA and CZW. Kingston was…

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Best on the Indies: “Last Of A Dying Breed: The Eddie Kingston Story” Review

Interview The interview was filmed in May 2008. Eddie Kingston talks about growing up as a fan, and one thing I really love about Kingston is how he works to possess the good qualities of those he grew up being a fan of: Eddie Gilbert (he tells us he got the name Kingston off of Gilbert’s “King of Philadelphia” gimmick), Shane Douglas, Raven, Yoshiaki Kawada, and more. Kingston then discusses him transitioning from Kevin Knight’s school to the CHIKARA Wrestle Factory along with Black Jack Marciano, Jigsaw, and Jolly Roger….

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Beyond Wrestling “The Dream Left Behind” Review

While Beyond said farewell to Fete Music in 2015, they started in 2016 in their Boston-area home at the Arts At the Armory in Somerville, MA. This would be their first event in the area since September, and with them leaving their home base, it was important to make an impact on their first show of the new year. JT Dunn admitted that he had become addicted to hurting Joey Janela. With the two of them not being able to keep themselves confined to the ring when put together in…

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