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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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AIW: Double Dare 2016: Night Two Review

Taped on September 5th, 2016 Opening Match:  Quarterfinal Round: Massage NV (Dorian Graves and VSK) vs. The Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers and T-Money) VSK starts the massage antics against Myers but it doesn’t work out too well.  I don’t think the crowd is fully comprehending or enjoying Massage NV’s gimmick.  Graves snaps off a headscissors on T-Money but walks into a lariat.  Massage NV use some double teaming to isolate T-Money until he hits a spinebuster on Graves and makes the tag.  Myers clotheslines VSK a few times and hits…

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AIW: Double Dare 2016: Night One Review

Taped on November 4th, 2016 All eight matches on this show are first round tournament matches. Opening Match:  To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech and Colin Delaney) vs. Space Justice (Dick Justice and Space Monkey) Justice spends the opening minutes of the match trying to wrestle with Delaney.  He snaps off a slingshot armdrag for some reason.  Monkey lands a dive to the floor onto To Infinity and Beyond.  In the ring, Delaney hits a stunner on Monkey into a german suplex from Cheech.  Delaney lands a springboard dive to 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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AIW: The Whole Shebang – A Farewell to Johnny Gargano Review

Taped on September 23rd, 2016 Opening Match:  Dick Justice and Space Monkey vs. Weird World (Alex Kellar and Evan Adams) Monkey falls for the old “lady of the lake” trick but eventually figures it out.  Adams uses Monkey’s tail to tie his legs together.  Everyone makes a gun motion with their hands and point at each other.  Monkey makes Weird World slip on a banana peel.  Kellar starts to use Adams as a battering ram to some success.  This hardly qualifies as wrestling or comedy.  They’re just doing things.  Weird…

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AIW: Bloodsport Review

AIW Bloodsport Taped on September 9th, 2016 Opening Match:  Eric Ryan vs. Facade vs. Shawn Shultz vs. Tim Donst Ryan takes out Facade with a dive.  Shultz hits an inverted DDT on Ryan.  Donst slams Shultz into the guardrail.  Ryan whiffs on a dive attempt and collides with the guardrail.  Donst has been in the front row for the entire match but still manages to get in a surprising amount of offense.  Shultz and Ryan eventually suplex him over the guardrail and awkwardly onto the floor.  Facade lands a kick-flip…

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AIW: AIW Against the World Review

August 26th, 2016 Opening Match:  Cheech and Eric Ryan vs. Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers and T-Money) Things become heated between both teams after about a minute.  Myers clotheslines Cheech and Ryan to the floor.  T-Money follows out with a dive, clearing the top rope.  In the ring, Cheech and Ryan find an opening to work over Myers.  Myers hits a blue thunder bomb on Cheech and makes the tag.  T-Money levels Ryan with a lariat and hits a high leg drop.  Ryan responds with a springboard tornado DDT.  Cheech hits…

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AIW: Absolution XI Review

July 22, 2016 Opening Match:  Gringo Loco, Skayde Jr., and Steve Pain vs. Laredo Kid, Matt Cross, and Zema Ion Kid snaps off a quick armdrag on Loco and they have a couple fast-paced exchanges.  Ion jumps off Kid’s back and hurricanranas Loco.  Ion takes down Pain with a spinning headscissors.  Pain slows him down with a pump kick.  Cross connects with a crazy springboard back elbow on Pain.  Skayde hits a stunner on Cross and connects with a dropkick.  Kid lands a springboard crossbody onto Skayde and hits a…

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AIW “JT Lightning Invitational Tournament 2016: Day 2” Review

May 28th, 2016 Opening Match:  Semifinal Round: BJ Whitmer vs. Josh Alexander vs. Billy Gunn vs. Colt Cabana Gunn attacks Alexander before the opening bell, which is quite bold.  He hip tosses Whitmer into a neckbreaker.  Alexander catches Gunn with a shoulder tackle from the middle rope.  He hits a finlay roll on Cabana and Whitmer adds an exploder.  Cabana snaps off a satellite headscissors on Whitmer.  Duke prevents Gunn from hitting a Fameasser.  Whitmer hits a powerslam on Alexander.  Cabana drops Whitmer midsection-first across the top rope.  Gunn hits…

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AIW “JT Lightning Invitational Tournament 2016: Day 1” Review

May 27th, 2016 Opening Match:  Louis Lyndon vs. Cheech Lyndon attempts an early dragon sleeper but Cheech reaches the ropes.  Cheech cartwheels out of a headscissors and connects with a dropkick.  Lyndon hits a stun gun and takes control.  Cheech hits a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle and connects with another dropkick.  Lyndon responds with a bicycle kick at ringside and regains control.  They exchange chops and Cheech hits a russian leg sweep.  He transitions into a triangle choke.  Lyndon falls into the ropes to break the hold. …

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