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PROGRESS 01/25/15 “CHAPTER 17: HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER” REVIEW

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PROGRESS, “CHAPTER 17: HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER” Jan 25, 2015 Courtesy of The Indy Corner. Written by Senor LARIATO 1. PROGRESS Tag Team Titles: F.S.U. (Eddie Dennis & Mark Andrews) © vs The Faceless As most know by now, Mark Andrews won TNA’s British Boot Camp 2 and won a contract with the company, so to decide the fate of ... Read More »

AAW Bound by Hate 2014 DVD Review

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Bound by Hate took place June 20th, 2014 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL. Commentary by Phil Colvin and Daryck St. Holmes. Josh Alexander talks about how Ethan Page used to stand beside him. He wants to be a singles competitor, and start by destroying the man who took his place. Alexander tells Page he should stand by ... Read More »

West End Wrestling “Burnin’ Down the House” Review

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West End Wrestling got my attention very quickly with a card stacked with a lot of my favorite wrestlers. CHIKARA regulars in almost every match? Some of the best guys out of Beyond Wrestling? An AIW Title match? Leonard F. Chikarason and Rob Naylor on commentary? Count me in. This is a show I was very much looking forward to ... Read More »

EVOLVE 37 Review

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  Shane Strickland vs Anthony Nese Shane Strickland made his return to EVOLVE the previous night. He is the first person to be brought in with the new EVOLVE talent initiative where wrestlers will bring in “hand-picked” prospects with Strickland being Swann’s pick. Nese comes out before the match and announces that So Cal Val will be an official part of Premiere ... Read More »

EVOLVE 36 Results & Review

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The show opens up with Johnny Gargano thanking the fans for their support. He then starts putting over EVOLVE as the place for hungry young talent. Though the next bit was mentioned in WWN Live Newsletter, they make it sound like Gargano is the one who came up with having current EVOLVE wrestlers bring in young wrestlers. Rich Swann comes ... Read More »

AIW “Hell On Earth X” Review

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“Hell on Earth” is AIW’s longest running annual show and is usually one of the best of the year. With a stacked card, would this year’s be the same? Josh Prohibition and Alex Shelley had a good back and forth match to kick off the show. The match revolved around Prohibition looking for a buckle bomb on Shelley and Shelley ... Read More »

AAW United We Stand Review

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This show took place on May 31st at the Freakster’s Roadhouse in Pontiac, IL. Commentary by Dave Prazak and Dr. Keith Lipinski. “Rocksteady” Alex Vega and Shane Sabre vs. Zero Gravity (CJ Esparza and Brett Gakiya) This is Zero Gravity’s first show together again. I will miss CJ Esparza in the multi-man division. Vega and Sabre are Canadian imports. Both ... Read More »

Chikara Tomorrow Never Dies Review

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  Commentators: Leonard F. Chikarason, Bryce Remsburg, Mike Quackenbush, & Sidney Bakabella   Ashley Remington vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado Story of the Match: In order to win this match, the wrestler has to pin the other man with a German suplex. The match was full of German suplex teases while establishing the difference between the two characters. Coronado hit the first ... Read More »

Chikara For Your Eyes Only Review

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Commentators: Mike Quackenbush, Dasher Hatfield, Sidney Bakabella, UltraMantis Black, Leonard F. Chikarason, Gavin Loudspeaker   Ashley Remington & Jervis Cottonbelly vs. The Batiri (Kodama & Obariyon) vs. The Bloc Party (Prakash Sabar & The Proletariat Boar Of Moldova) vs. The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster) Story of the Match: Points are on the line in this one. I’m cautiously optimistic ... Read More »

Chikara On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Review

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Commentators: Gavin Loudspeaker, Dasher Hatfield, Mike Quackenbush, Bryce Remsburg, Leonard F. Chikarason, Scott Parker, & Sidney Bakabella   3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) & Jervis Cottonbelly vs. The Flood (Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Jakob Hammermeier & Nøkken) & Oliver Grimsly) (w/Haack & Milo Schnitzler) Story of the Match: Oliver Grimsly looks like a shindie version of Corey Graves. How ... Read More »

Chikara Moonraker Review

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October 26, 2014 Richmond, Virginia Commentators: Gavin Loudspeaker, Juan Francisco de Coronado, Silver Ant, Leonard F. Chikarason, Bryce Remsburg, Mike Quackenbush   Missile Assault Ant vs. Shynron Story of the Match: These have been two of the “projects” this year for Chikara. Both men have been featured prominently and given notable wins. I enjoy Shynron a fair amount, but I’ve been underwhelmed ... Read More »

ROH: Glory By Honor XIII Review

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November 15th, 2014 Opening Match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Romantic Touch Romantic Touch kisses Ciampa’s hand and offers him flowers. Ciampa knocks down the flowers and Romantic Touch is sad. Romantic Touch runs through his usual antics before Ciampa takes over. Romantic Touch comes back with a slingshot splash. Ciampa fights off a monkey flip and connects with a lariat. ... Read More »

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