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DREAMWAVE: Adversity 2014 Review

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Adversity on August 2nd, 2014 Opening Match: DREAMWAVE Alternative Title: Lince Dorado © vs. Jigsaw Dorado sends Jigsaw to the floor with a hurricanrana. Back in, Jigsaw connects with a double stomp. Dorado hits a stunner and connects with a handspring back elbow. Jigsaw runs into a gamengiri and Dorado lands a flying crossbody. Jigsaw connects with a bicycle kick ... Read More »

AIW “Failure By Design” Review

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This is the first regular AIW show since “Absolution IX”, and after a solid card there and two unique cards just a couple weeks prior, it would be interesting to see what direction AIW would be heading forward with a big triple shot weekend just around the corner. Brent Banks got a big opportunity against #AllEgo at “All In”, and ... Read More »

Beyond Wrestling Critical Acclaim Raw Footage Review

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Stockade defeats Ryan Rush, Francis Kip Stevens, and Jesse Vane. Stockade pins Vade after catching him with a spear./5:32/*1/2 Just being able to watch this footage in HD is already making a difference. Incredible how much better video and audio quality make a difference. These are four NYWC students. If we’re playing the “Which one of these doesn’t belong” then ... Read More »

CZW: Deja Vu 2014 Review

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  September 27th, 2014 Opening Match: Mason Price vs. The Preacher It’s very easy to tell these two apart (The Preacher is wearing black and praying). Preacher dropkicks Price off the apron and takes control in the ring with a sliding dropkick. Price comes back with a belly-to-belly suplex. He connects with a bicycle kick and hits a dead-lift german ... Read More »

Beyond Wrestling Feeding Frenzy Raw Footage Review

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1. Buxx Belmar defeats Davey Vega, Danny Cannon, and Matt Cage. Belmar pins after Cannon after “The Rape”/7:38/** Three Midwesterners and a Canadian. One of these four doesn’t belong, both in country and who I actually like watching. Belmat is his usual disgusting self and works Vega over. Cage and Cannon exit the ring. Two men at a time take ... Read More »

PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2014 Night Three DVD Review

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The end is in sight; 24 have become 12 as indie wrestling’s top tournament concludes with the quarter finals, semi finals and finals and a whole heck of a lot more. Featuring the likes of AJ Styles, Ricochet, Johnny Gargano, Michael Elgin, Zack Sabre Jr., Kenny Omega and PWG World Champion Kyle O’Reilly among others. SLOOOOOOW MOOOOOTIOOOONNNN!!! Read More »

PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2014 Night Two DVD Review

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Indie wrestling’s biggest annual tournament keeps on truckin’, with half the first round matches in the books, it’s time for the other 12 entrants to step up to the plate. Featuring the long awaited returns of Kenny Omega, Chris Sabin and Matt Sydal and Zack Sabre Jr.’s first singles match in PWG as he takes on Adam Cole. Plus a ... Read More »

AIW “Battle of the Sexes” Review

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Remember Real World: Battle of the Sexes? When Puck spit in David’s face? It was a pretty great show. Well, it was great when I watched in 2001/2002. This show is similar, in that it’s men vs. women, but there’s way less kissing and a lot more violence. That makes it better in certain respects right? Let’s find out. There’s ... Read More »

PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2014 Night 1 DVD Review

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The biggest tournament in independent wrestling is back as the Battle of Los Angeles kicks off with the first of its three consecutive nights, featuring one of the most stacked line-ups in history, boasting the (then) world champions of New Japan, Ring of Honor, PWG, Dragon Gate USA and CZW. Who will win? Who won’t? Who will end up quitting ... Read More »

Shimmer 59 DVD Review

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When compared with the previous volume, Shimmer 59 was overall a slight step up in the ring with some persistent booking issues in the second half of the show. After working through Shimmer 58, I knew what talent was lacking and how that might adversely affect the rest of the shows this week. Despite some of the missing talent, there ... Read More »

EVOLVE 35 Review

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  September 14, 2014 Opening Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Drew Gulak Gargano grabs hold of a wristlock and avoids Gulak’s counter attempts. Gulak shows off his mat wrestling and almost catches Gargano sleeping with a rollup. They continue to trade control on the mat. Gulak lays in a few shots to the midsection. They exchange armdrags and Gulak connects with ... Read More »

CHIKARA 08/17/14 Vivre Et Laisser Mourir Review

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Well, Chikara’s first Canada show in 2014 was not exactly an inspired night of pro wrestling. This second show has a couple of matches that give it more of a chance to succeed at least.   August 17, 2014 Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Commentators: UltraMantis Black, Dasher Hatfield, Bryce Remsburg, Gavin Loudspeaker, Mike Quackenbush, & Scott Parker   Los Ice ... Read More »

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