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Papa Awards – My Favorite People, Events, and Promotions of 2016

Wrestling has always been a cyclical affair with me. It has its seasons and patterns that roll through the year with an oddly comforting regularity. We are all accustomed to the watershed events that dot the calendar and many of us look forward with glee to the season that is upon us now. It is pro wrestling awards season! The time to pick the best or the worst or the most improved or the whatever.  My anticipation and interest in the graps reaches a fever pitch this time of year….

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2016 SCI Tournament Review

2016 Scenic City Invitational Review Taped from an unpronounceable city in Tennessee Commentators: Brad Stutts, Emil Jay, Dan Wilson, and Al Getz 2016 SCI First Round: Jimmy Rave vs. John Skyler Some people might wonder why a slower paced match like this started the show. First, you have the winner of the 2015 version of this tournament going up against one of North Carolina’s best wrestlers in John Skyler. Next, these are two guys who can have an excellent match without relying on the super indie style. This is very…

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Newscast 08/10/16 AIW, Tier-1, CZW, SCI Tournament, AWE

Jerome and Brian are back this week to discuss a number of topics and to answer your questions. They recap results from this past weekend and preview a huge day for CZW. Jerome goes over the weekend that was with the SCI and why this may be one of the next big indie wrestling tournaments in the United States. The duo also answers questions about RYBACK and a possible Japanese ROH world champion. Right Click HERE to download this episode PWPonderings Podcasts are available on iTunes, Stitcher App, & TuneIn…

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Empire Wrestling 08/06/16 Scenic City Invitational 2016 Tournament Night 2

Credit: Senior Editor Jerome Cusson There was a four hour podcast/Q&A that featured some of the behind the scenes folks of SCI. Wrestlers including Chris Hero, John Skyler, Tank, Jimmy Rave, and Matthew Riddle (who was there nearly three hours). Kyle Matthews, Mikael Judas, and Chase Jordan def Ray Fury, Torque, and Cyrus after Judas pins Torque after splash mountain Gunner Miller def Joey Lynch with the pounce Anthony Henry def Billy Buck after a hard knee strike to the face Chris Hero def Chip Day in another excellent match…

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Empire Wrestling 08/05/16 Scenic City Invitational 2016 Tournament Night 1 Results

Credit: Senior Editor Jerome Cusson Jimmy Rave def John Skyler via a small package Empire Champion Joey Lynch def Ray Fury after a Canadian Destroyer and a moonsault Billy Buck def Drew Delight after a superkick Anthony Henry def Lio Rush in what was described as an amazing match Chip Day def Odinson with a roll up Gunner Miller def Mikael Judas Matt Riddle def Corey Hollis to the Bromission in an excellent match Chris Hero def Kyle Matthews wins in just under the time limit after a rip chord…

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