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Beyond Wrestling “Insatiable” Review

In addition to Providence, RI, Beyond added Worcester, MA to their regular touring rotation in September 2015. In November, Beyond ventured to the Electric Haze venue in Worcester, MA to see how they would do in another new market. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams and John Silver first met at a Beyond Secret Show in the Summer of 2014. Over two years later, the two competitors are almost completely different wrestlers and would meet once again in the opening contest of this event. The story was simple but really effective; Hot…

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Beyond Wrestling “Tournament For Today” Review

The Tournament for Tomorrow has been a Beyond Wrestling staple since 2011, and has served as a platform to elevate members of the roster to the next level. JT Dunn, Team Tremendous, Brian Fury, and Da Hit Squad all benefitted from winning the tournament and became cornerstones for Beyond as victors. With arguably its strongest roster ever, Beyond (and it’s sister promotion Women’s Wrestling Revolution) held the first ever Tournament for Today, with the slight change in the name representing the immense quality of talent the company currently boasts. This…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Breakout Star 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 results should prove interesting. Our penultimate category is for 2016’s Breakout star.

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PWX “X-16 Tournament 2016, Night 1” Review

Charlotte, NC – 11.19.2016 Commentary is provided by Brad Stutts, Tommy Thomas, and PWX Champion Jake Manning. X-16 Tournament Opening Round John Skyler vs. Darius Lockhart Lockhart represents the REVOLT!, and members Caleb Konley and Zane Riley are in his corner. Skyler is a mystery entrant. Unlike last year, the REVOLT! are now jeered and Skyler is cheered. It is Skyler’s first night back in PWX ever since he lost the PWX title to Jake Manning in July. Skyler immediately superkicks Lockhart at the bell and gets a very close…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 39: The Graps of Wrath” Review

“But when there is chaos, JR, there is opportunity.” – Paul Heyman After Chapter 38 and the shocking announcement that Mark Haskins was vacating the Progress Championship, Progress was in the unenviable position of not having a top champion. They needed to crown a new World Champion, and they needed to do it fast. So, co-owner Jim Smallman announced that a new champion would be crowned at the next chapter show. How? In a seven-man elimination match, featuring the winners of five matches that would happen on the same night. Who will…

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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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Beyond Wrestling “Midas Touch” Review

After a semi-controversial loss against Matt Riddle last month, Chris Dickinson went after another member of Catch Point, “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams. The finish of the Riddle match was controversial thanks to a distraction from Chuck O’Neil, who was on commentary for this contest. Williams first went for Dickinson’s legs. That didn’t have the desired effect, since Dickinson could still use his arms, so Williams then went for his arm. Dickinson again made a comeback. Williams took back over when he turned Dickinson’s super Falcon Arrow attempt into a DDT….

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*SPOILERS* Update on Progress World Title, Card for Chapter 39 Revealed

*SPOILERS FOR CHAPTER 38 AHEAD* Boy, life sucks sometimes, huh? This past Sunday, Mark Haskins successfully defended the Progress World Title against Marty Scurll and Jimmy Havoc at Chapter 38: When Men Throw Men At Men. After the match, Haskins kissed the title and left it in the middle of the ring, walking to the back without his title. Today, Progress posted this video with Haskins explaining his actions. First of all, best wishes to Mark Haskins in his recovery. This is an awful situation, but hopefully he comes through on the…

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Beyond Wrestling “Battle of Who Could Care Less” Review

After a successful “Americanrana” in Fete Music, Beyond returned to the Aurora in Providence a month later for the “Battle of Who Could Care Less”, furthering some animosity forstered during “Americanrana”, and some renewed rivalries from the last time Beyond was in Aurora. David Starr was set to face Chris Hero, but an injury put Hero on the shelf for the weekend. Eddie Edwards took Hero’s place and did not dissapoint. Some impressive mat wrestling quickly turned into a heated fight, with slaps and chops thrown at one another. Edwards’…

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