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Beyond Wrestling “Insatiable” Review

In addition to Providence, RI, Beyond added Worcester, MA to their regular touring rotation in September 2015. In November, Beyond ventured to the Electric Haze venue in Worcester, MA to see how they would do in another new market. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams and John Silver first met at a Beyond Secret Show in the Summer of 2014. Over two years later, the two competitors are almost completely different wrestlers and would meet once again in the opening contest of this event. The story was simple but really effective; Hot…

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NOVA Pro Wrestling: Paradise by the Dashboard Light Review

November 25th, 2016 Pre-Show Match:  Frankie Pickard vs. Mikey Webb Webb backs Pickard into the corner and then sneaks in a shot as the referee tries to separate them.  Pickard responds with facewash knee strikes and an enzuigiri.  Webb anticipates a charge and hits an ace crusher.  He follows with a backbreaker.  Pickard connects with a spinning gamengiri for a two count.  Webb avoids a top-rope moonsault and hits a death valley driver into the turnbuckles for a nearfall.  Pickard hits two DDTs for the win at 6:51.  A fun…

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Beyond Wrestling “Tournament For Today” Review

The Tournament for Tomorrow has been a Beyond Wrestling staple since 2011, and has served as a platform to elevate members of the roster to the next level. JT Dunn, Team Tremendous, Brian Fury, and Da Hit Squad all benefitted from winning the tournament and became cornerstones for Beyond as victors. With arguably its strongest roster ever, Beyond (and it’s sister promotion Women’s Wrestling Revolution) held the first ever Tournament for Today, with the slight change in the name representing the immense quality of talent the company currently boasts. This…

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Tier-1 Wrestling “One Year Later” Review

Nothing lasts forever in pro wrestling. Be it angles, gimmicks, hot streaks of business, or even wrestlers or promotions, wrestling is a very fleeting business where it’s a matter or swim or sink. In my 8 years of being a wrestling fan, I’ve seen wrestlers come and go, promotions rise and fall, and business go from good to bad. With that said, I find it an achievement worth of praise if anything in pro wrestling lasts for a year plus. Tier 1 has managed to do that and I’ve been…

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IWC: Winner Takes All 2016 Review

December 10th, 2016 Opening Match:  Wardlow (w/ Justin LaBar) vs. Jimmy Vegas Wardlow gets aggressive at the opening bell but Vegas out-powers him.  Vegas hits an olympic slam but misses a charge in the corner.  Wardlow hits a powerslam and takes control.  Vegas fights back with a belly-to-belly suplex and a fallaway slam.  Wardlow responds with a death valley driver.  He gets cocky and Vegas traps him in an ankle lock.  Wardlow taps out but LaBar has the referee distracted.  Wardlow low blows Vegas and rolls him up for the…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 40: Intercepted Angel” Review

(Writer’s note: Apologies for the delay on this review. A combination of more work, sudden internet issues, and blatant procrastination made this take a while.) After a double-booking at the Ritz in Manchester, Progress Wrestling finds itself making their Sheffield debut. Here, Jimmy Havoc and Marty Scurll face off in a no-disqualification match for a future Progress Championship match. And, the new Progress Champion Pete Dunne makes his first defense of the title against the technical wizard, Zack Sabre Jr. It’s Chapter 40, Intercepted Angel! The New Nation (Alexander Henry and…

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AIW: Hell on Earth XII Review

Taped on November 25th, 2016 Opening Match:  Hot Young Briley vs. Mike Tolar I don’t know who either of these guys are, but they’ve been in AIW before.  Tolar hits two spears and a jackhammer.  The crowd humorously buys the jackhammer as a finisher because Goldberg is a monster.  Briley is able to ground Tolar and take control.  Briley hits an implant DDT but Tolar responds with rolling suplexes.  Tolar follows with an olympic slam for the win at 5:09.  I didn’t think this match was very good but the…

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ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Review

ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Review London, England York Hall Before the event it was announced that Bobby Fish would not be able to compete, so reDragon would not be taking on the Addiction and the Motor City Machine Guns. Instead, Kyle O’Reilly took on Travis Banks. Lio Rush vs. Dalton Castle As Rush walked to the ring, Kelly and Corino mentioned that he tweaked his knee the night before in a match with Donovan Dijak. They put went on to put over the match and make…

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AAW: Windy City Classic XII Review

Taped on November 26th, 2016 Opening Match:  ACH vs. Prince Mustafa Ali They start with a feeling out process before picking up the pace and reaching a stalemate.  ACH shoves Ali in the corner and we’re off to the races.  They trade armdrags and Ali connects with a basement dropkick.  ACH matrixes to avoid a clothesline and connects with a double stomp.  He punts Ali from the apron and takes control.  Ali fights back with a tornado DDT and both men are down.  Ali is busted open from the forehead…

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PWX “X-16 Tournament 2016, Night 2” Review

Charlotte, NC – 11.20.2016 Commentary is provided by Brad Stutts and Tommy Thomas. X16 Tournament Quarter-Final Round John Skyler vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. Skyler denies Sabre a handshake. Sabre takes the opening exchange, snapmaring Skyler into a crucifix pin for a nearfall. They trade headscissors on the mat. Skyler pops into a jackknife pin, which Sabre counters with a backslide. Skyler hits the floor in frustration. He comes back in and gets Sabre in an Indian Death Lock. Sabre breaks it, and applies a Muta Lock. Sabre releases Skyler. He…

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