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BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 Part One

Every time that a new year rolls around, I like to take the opportunity to stare into the crystal ball of insanity and make some big claims. In this column, you can expect me to look at several top promotions and give some forecasts. Look back on this at the end of the year and feel free to give me grief and acclaim where suited. Starting with WWE, typically a very predictable company, may seem like a easy way to begin. I plan on making sure that feeling is lost…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Best Storyline or Feud

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 results should prove interesting. Halfway through and it’s time for Storyline or Feud of the Year!

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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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EXPLORING MEXICO PART TWO: AAA

Part One can be found here: http://www.pwponderings.com/2016/10/18/exploring-mexico-part-one-cmll/ Last time we looked at CMLL, a promotion that defines lucha libre. Today, we will take a trip to Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion. Fans of puro will know about splinter promotions. AAA is to CMLL what Noah is to AJPW. Back in the 90’s, the late Antonio Pena left to form his vision of what lucha should be. While CMLL keeps a traditional take on the genre, AAA has instead went with a more modernized take. When I attempt to introduce someone to…

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Lucha Underground En Vivo! Houston Results

I arrived at Trader’s Village, a flea market in Houston, around 10 in the morning. After finding a decent parking spot I headed on in but saw no immediate notifiers of where to go. After walking for about five minutes I ran into Marty the Moth and Jeff Cobb (Matanza) shopping. They were nice enough to take a photo with me and guide me towards the line for a wristband. I was fairly close to the front of a small gathering, but as the time drew closer to the first…

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Wrestling Revolver 10/28/16 Iowa Goes Lucha Results

Wrestling Revolver 10/28/16 Iowa Goes Lucha Results Credit: Pro Wrestling Iowa Trevor Lee def Darby Allin Connor Braxton def Clayton Jackson after a brutal hover board assisted People’s Elbow triple threat match Triton def Gringo Loco and Anthony Henry Jake Manning def Jessicka Havok AR Fox Scramble match AR Fox def Curt “Lone Star” Stallion, Mat Fitchett, Davey Vega, Darin Dinero, Jason Cade, Ethan Case, Zachary Wentz, and Matt Palmer Oi4K (Ohio is 4 Killers) Dave & Jake Crist with their manager JT Davidson def Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz…

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Newscast 10/25/16 ROH, NOVA Pro, LU Results New Indie Wrestling Streaming Service + Tag Rope Mag on Ospreay Project

Chris GST is joined by Rich Laconi to discuss the big news about an alternative indie wrestling streaming service in FloSlam. They discuss the NOVA Pro, ROH Road to Final Battle, and Lucha Underground. The then talk about the FloSlam streaming service and the impact that it could have. All the known details about ROH, EVOLVE, WWE, and other rumors. Chris then has a great interview with Ryan of Tag Rope Mag about the Will Ospreay Project. This includes how it started, if footage from ROH’s UK tour is included,…

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Lucha Underground 10/23/16 Lucha En Vivo Phoenix Results

Lucha Underground 10/23/16 Lucha En Vivo Phoenix Results Credit: Gleasonryan on Reddit First Show Son of Havoc defeated Jack Evans in a match which the top rope broke within the first 60 seconds. Iveliesse def Mariposa & Taya Falls Count Anywhere Johnny Mundo def Brian Cage with interference from Taya Second show Fatal Four Way Drago def Aerostar, Australian Suicide and Hector Garza Jr Kevin Cross def Ricky Mandel Pentagon Dark def Mil Muertes – Marty was the special guest ref and Vampiro was supposed to be the special enforcer…

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Upcoming Lucha Underground Tour

Cricket is teaming with Lucha Underground to bring the action to Phoenix, Houston, and San Diego starting later this month. El Siniestro de la Muerte posted this morning with more info. 10/23/16- The Phoenix show reportedly costs $10 (five for children) to enter. More info should be avaliable soon at https://azstatefair.com/. 10/30/16- The Houston event will cost $4 for parking, with more info avaliable soon at http://tradersvillage.com/houston/. 11/05/16- The San Diego show will be free. Check out http://www.escondidotamalefestival.com/ for more info soon. Keep in mind that all this could change,…

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