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IWC: Proving Ground 5 Review

February 27th, 2016 Opening Match: Chris LeRusso (w/ BC Steele) vs. Keith Haught LeRusso attacks from behind. Haught fights back with a series of palm thrusts. LeRusso avoids a bronco buster and snaps Haught’s neck across the top rope. LeRusso comes off the top rope with a bulldog and takes control. He gets onto the microphone and wonders if Haught is the best that IWC has to offer him. This allows Haught to come back with a right hand. Haught hits a seated senton for a nearfall and adds another…

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NOVA Pro Wrestling: Stay Vicious Review

January 31st, 2016 Opening Match: CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Title: Smith Garrett © vs. Timmy Lou Retton There is a ten-minute time limit for CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Title matches. Retton decides to spend the opening moments of the match showing off. Garrett lays in some chops but gets sent into the middle turnbuckle. He recovers with a nice leaping neckbreaker. Garrett connects with a roaring elbow. Retton responds with a jumping knee strike. Garrett sneaks in a quick rollup to retain his title at 4:42. I generally prefer an opener to…

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AAW: Windy City Classic XI Review

November 28th, 2015 Phil Colvin and Derek St. Holmes begin the show in the ring. They run down some of the bigger matches on the card and the crowd seems really energetic. Opening Match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Fenix Ciampa can’t quite match Fenix in the cartwheel department. Fenix out-quicks Ciampa on the mat. They battle over a knucklelock and slap each other while holding a bridge. Fenix slips on a rope but Ciampa compensates like a pro. Fenix connects with a springboard dropkick and kicks Ciampa to the floor. Ciampa…

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IWC: Winner Takes All 2015 Review

December 12th, 2015 Opening Match: Battle Royal: Bulk Nasty vs. Corey Futuristic vs. Lee Ryans vs. Brian McDowell vs. Chest Flexor vs. Wardlow vs. Darin Dinero vs. Roger Corpo vs. Keith Haught vs. Remy Lavey vs. Shinnya Ishida vs. Brandon Fields The winner will earn a shot at the IWC World Heavyweight Title in February of next year. Ryans eliminates Lavey early on as the STDs work together to stay in the match. Corpo clotheslines Fields over the top rope. Flexor back drops Corpo to the floor. Multiple participants have…

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ROH: Final Battle 2015 Review

December 18th, 2015 Opening Match: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. All-Night Express (Kenny King and Rhett Titus) The winners will become the #1 contenders for the ROH World Tag Team Titles. Mark boots Nick in the face after he does the “suck it” taunt. The crowd does not like ANX tonight, especially Titus. They showcase some double team offense on Jay. Matt superkicks Jay on the apron. The Bucks hit a neckbreaker-backbreaker combination on Titus. Mark comes off the apron with a…

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ROH 12/16/15 Television Recap

December 16th, 2015 Match #1: Adam Cole vs. Corey Hollis Cole backs Hollis into the corner and stomps away. He hits a fireman’s carry neckbreaker. Hollis tries to mount some offense but gets caught by a shining wizard. Hollis avoids a superkick and attempts a few quick pin attempts to no avail. Hollis counters a brainbuster into a stunner. He goes up top but Cole catches him with a superkick. Cole hits a brainbuster across his knee for the win at 4:30. I don’t think this match told us any…

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ROH: Road to Final Battle: Ft. Lauderdale Review

December 5th, 2015 Opening Match: Will Ferrara vs. Mark Briscoe They trade control on the mat and find themselves at a stalemate. Mark breaks the action open with a brainbuster and follows with a russian leg sweep. They battle over a suplex and Mark gets sent to the floor. Ferrara gives chase but runs into a boot. Ferrara sends Mark into the ringpost and takes control in the ring. Mark flips out of a back drop and connects with a series of strikes. Ferrara avoids the froggy elbow and hits…

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UGW: Vendetta Review

November 14th, 2015 UGW owner Matt Bacaling announces that the main event next month will be a War Games match between the Church of Jesus Bryce (Jesus Bryce, Acid Jaz, and Marcus Conrad) vs. GPA, Mike Matthews, and Eric Priest. Opening Match: JJ Garrett vs. Craig Mitchell Mitchell asserts his power advantage early on as Garrett fails to take the match seriously. Mitchell misses a baseball slide but blocks a dive from Garrett with a forearm smash. He follows with a yakuza kick. Garrett responds with a tiger feint kick…

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ROH 12/9/15 Television Recap

December 9th, 2015 Match #1: Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser (w/ The Boys) vs. reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) Bruiser asserts his power advantage over Fish to start. Fish out-smarts him with a blind tag to O’Reilly. reDRagon pepper Bruiser with multiple kicks and double team Young. O’Reilly finds himself in the wrong corner and the heels isolate him. After a commercial break, Young and Bruiser are still in control. Adam Cole has joined commentary. O’Reilly avoids enough offense to make the tag. Fish sends Young into the…

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ROH 12/2/15 Television Recap

December 2nd, 2015 Opening Match: Adam Page (w/ BJ Whitmer and Colby Corino) vs. Will Ferrara Page attacks before the opening bell. Ferrara answers with a series of punches. He comes off the middle rope with a hurricanrana. Page sends Ferrara into the ringpost and takes control with a pumphandle suplex. Ferrara escapes the Rite of Passage and hits a neckbreaker. He follows with a code red out of the corner for a nearfall. Ferrara lands a dive to the floor onto Page and Whitmer. Whitmer tries to toss Page…

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