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EVOLVE Weekly Update: A.C.H is coming, Hero is staying??

Happy New Year everybody hope everyone enjoyed their festivities.  Most of the news coming out of the WWN family right now has a lot to do with FIP and Styles Battle a very exciting time for WWN, Gabe, Floslam and of course the fans. There are some exciting news worth notes though in regards to EVOLVE. Gabe tweeted out this past week about former Ring of Honor star ACH coming to EVOLVE with something to prove.  The high flyer has finally been set free from ROH and has been making…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Male Wrestler of the Year

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true, the next week results should prove interesting. First up it’s Male Wrestler of the Year!

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IWA Mid-South: Ted Petty Invitational 2016 Review

November 5th, 2016 Opening Match:  First Round: Ace Perry vs. Trik Davis Perry runs up the ropes and snaps off an armdrag.  He dropkicks Davis to the floor and follows out with a dive.  Back in, Davis finds an opening to take control and becomes cocky.  Perry lands a flying crossbody, hits a german suplex, and connects with a superkick.  Davis flatlines him into the middle turnbuckle and hits a codebreaker.  Perry responds with an ace crusher for a nearfall.  They both try quick pin attempts to no avail.  Davis…

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Evolve 74 12/10/16 Review

Evolve 74 12/10/16 Review Queens, New York La Boom EVOLVE returned to La Boom, it’s strongest venue for EVOLVE 74. Despite the Timothy Thatcher’s absence due to the concussion suffered the last time the company was in New York, the show was solid from top to bottom and really delivered. The following is a live perspective on the show. Jaka vs. Drew Gulak Good opener to start the show. Jaka will be wrestling for his EVOLVE contract this weekend and this match was a great showing of what he can…

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EVOLVE 73 11/13/16 Review

EVOLVE 73 Review Joppa, Maryland Lenny Leonard welcomes us to EVOLVE 73 and starts off by saying that he has both good and bad news as well as telling the crowd that there is a special tag team match planned. As Leonard was about to share the band news, Stokely Hathaway came out. Stokely began by telling the fans that due to the brutal main event last night, Timothy Thatcher won’t be appearing, however he had the belt with him and let them see it.Darby Allin ran out and grabbed…

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EVOLVE 72 11/12/16 Review

EVOLVE 72 11/12/16 Review Queens,New York La Boom Pre-show Dark Match Tommy End vs. Tony Nese The crowd was split between both these men and the two did not disappoint. End hit a number of punishing strikes, connecting with a brutal knees and kicks that somehow were weathered by Nese. Despite End’s onslaught, Nese was able to come away with the victory in this one, hitting the 450 splash, despite the low hanging lights, to pick up the victory. The two men exchanged handshakes after the match and the crowd…

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Evolve 10/15/16 70 iPPV Results

Evolve 70 Results Orlando, Florida 10/15/16 Credit: Running Wild Podcast Evolve returned to Orlando, with the card highlighted bye Timothy Thatcher returning to defend his title, after being away for the last two shows held in October due to an overseas tour. Darby Allin defeated Anthony Henry Darby Allin with the coffin drop out of the corner for the win. Said to be a good opener. Nathan Cruz defeated Jason Kincaid Kincaid taps to Cruz Control, a step over inverted Cloverleaf. Good showing for both men. Fred Yehi defeated DUSTIN…

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Beyond Wrestling “Americanrana 2016” Review

Beyond Wrestling’s biggest show of the year, Americanrana, was so big that the company returned to Fete Music for the occasion. They returned with a loaded card one year in the making, one that has serious potential on paper. What better way to start a big show than with a battle of big men? Keith Lee, who has been stealing shows the past few months, faced Brian Cage in a bonafide HOSS battle. This is pretty much everything one would want from a match like this: big guys doing big…

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Evolve 69 Review

Evolve 69 Review La Boom Queens, NY 9/11/16 Following a good show in the form of EVOLVE 68, the company returned to it’s home in Queens, New York’s La Boom venue for Johnny Gargano and T.J Perkins last show with the company as well as appearances by Cody Rhodes, Ricochet and Chris Hero. Darby Allin vs. Tony Nese Before the weekend began, Allin had the challenge of winning a match to secure a contract with EVOLVE. Last night’s valiant effort against T.J. Perkins saw him ram his knee into the…

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Beyond Wrestling “Ripped Off in the Prime of Life” Review

The issue between Matthew Riddle and Chuck O’Neil has evolved over the past few months. O’Neil jumped into Riddle’s match with Tommaso Ciampa when Riddle refused to relinquish an armbar when Ciampa got to the ropes, leading to a bad call for the referee who decided the match was a No Contest. Riddle and O’Neil had a singles match at Beyond’s crossover event with House of Glory in New York. In that match, O’Neil gave Riddle a taste of his own medicine by not releasing his armbar when Riddle got…

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