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ROH 12/02/16 Final Battle Review

ROH 12/02/16 Final Battle Review NYC, New York Hammerstein Ballroom Full disclosure before I begin this review: I was live in attendance for Ring of Honor’s return to the Hammerstein Ballroom for Final Battle. This is one of my favorite venues to see a wrestling event and to say that I was a thrall to frenetic anticipation would be an understatement. Also, I had four shots of espresso before the show. Take that for what you will as you read on. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara vs. The Tempura Boyz (Sho…

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AAW: Never Say Die 2016 Review

November 4th, 2016 Opening Match:  Dezmond Xavier vs. Joey Janela Janela eye rakes Xavier and receives a bicycle kick to the face for his troubles.  Xavier snaps off a hurricanrana and connects with a dropkick.  Janela sneaks in a right hand as the referee backs off Xavier and hits a back suplex.  Xavier blocks a swantan with knees and lands a standing corkscrew splash.  They trade kicks and Xavier hits a german suplex.  Janela responds with a brainbuster.  They both land dives to the floor.  In the ring, Xavier connects…

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ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Review

ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Review Liverpool, England Liverpool Olympia Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino welcome us to night one of Ring of Honor’s tour of the United Kingdom and the action kicked out shortly thereafter. Frankie Kazarian vs Lio Rush Before the match began Kelly and Corino spoke about the cursing rules in the UK and Corino said that everything is fair game, as the English over the used the “c” word like it’s going out of style. As always, it’s these little quips between the…

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AIW: Season of the Witch Review

Taped on October 15th, 2016 Opening Match:  Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham vs. Jake Manning Rockingham demands respect because he went to Yale.  They both refer to their respective handbooks and argue.  They transition into wrestling while reading their handbooks.  Manning connects with a hesitation dropkick.  Rockingham slams his left leg against the apron.  Daniel, please, no limb work.  I’m begging you.  Rockingham takes control until Manning comes back with a backbreaker-flatliner combination.  Manning hits a double underhook DDT but falls victim to a neckbreaker.  Rockingham hits a pedigree variant for…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 38: When Men Throw Men At Men” Review

Progress Wrestling returned to their home in London for the first time since Chapter 36, and they did not come back fooling around. For the first time in over a year, Jimmy Havoc returns to the Electric Ballroom with his sights firmly set on the Progress World Championship. But getting it back won’t be easy. He has to go through Marty Scurll, the man who believes that he is the greatest Progress Champion ever. He also has to go through the current champion, Mark Haskins, who is deadset on proving that he…

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Ultimate Buildup to the End of the Year

Ultimate Survivor was a night at the CWF Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium that continued the trend of solid and logical matches that are building towards the end of the year crescendo that is going to be Battlecade XVII. Unlike most CWF events that are held on Saturday night, the matches for this event were on a Friday. With that said it didn’t affect the crowd and their heated reaction from the start. The opening match was the continuation of the outside forces from Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) making their presences known. CZW,…

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ROH 11/19/16 TV Review

ROH 11/19/16 TV Review Baltimore, Maryland William J Meyers Pavilion The show this week was the second taped episode from television tapings that took place on October 29th. The show featured two match announcements for Final Battle as well as a semi-final match for the ROH Six Man Tag Team Title tournament. First Match: “Last Real Man” Silas Young vs. Kyle O’Reilly Before the match we get a recap of Young’s title opportunity against Adam Cole, with both Kelly and Corino putting Young over, commenting that he was within an…

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ROH 11/04/16 SOTF ’16 NIGHT 2

ROH 11/04/16 SOTF ’16 NIGHT 2 San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Shrine Auditorium The event was the second show in a row from Ring of Honor and was centered around the finals of the Survival of the Fittest tournament. Kevin Kelly and Corino welcomed us from the commentary position to start the show. Lio Rush pre-event comments: https://twitter.com/ringofhonor/status/794695386967502848 Kenny King, Rhett Titus & Caprice Coleman vs The Tempura Boys (Sho, Yo) & Misterioso Jr. Before the match Titus, King and Coleman cut a promo about how they made a mistake…

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NOVA Pro Wrestling: Saturdays of Thunder Review

Taped on October 22nd, 2016 Opening Match:  The Sammich Squad (Aaron Biggs and Mecha Mercenary) vs. Jeremiah the Prophet and Malcom Moses Prophet tries to take the fight to Biggs but walks into a right hand.  The Sammich Squad assert their power advantage over their much smaller opponents.  Mercenary trips Moses into a big splash from Biggs.  Prophet and Moses use some teamwork to isolate Biggs.  That doesn’t last too long and Mercenary cleans house.  Sammich Squad hit stereo splashes on Prophet.  Biggs hits a powerslam on Moses and Mercenary…

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