Sunday, September 18, 2022

Catch Up Results May 15, 2022 to September 16, 2022

 Here are the results of all the shows I have been up to from May 15, 2022 until September 16, 2022.  During these five months I went to seven shows in two states.

 May 15, 2022
ICW: No Holds Barred Sonia-Middle East Cambridge, MA
Tommy Vendetta pinned AKIRA
Hoodfoot pinned Satu Jinn
Justin Kyle pinned Danny Demanto
Krule pinned Casanova Valentine
Kasey Kirk pinned Brandon Kirk
SHLAK pinned John Wayne Murdoch
Taipei Death Match: American Deathmatch Champion: Eric Ryan defeated Bobby Beverly

May 21, 2022
¡Let’s Wrestle! Morgan Hill Event Center Herman, ME
Rip Byson defeated BRG
First Round Tag Team Championship Tournament: The Haven: Jay Onyx & Shawn Knyte defeated The Syndicate: BA Tatum & Owen Brody
Kylon King pinned Sammy Diaz
MSP: Aiden Aggro & The Danger Kid defeated Jesse Nolan & Dylan Nix
ERic Johnson pinned Armani Kayos
Shannon LeVangie defeated Surf Adora (B3cca)
First Round Tag Team Championship Tournament: Arte: Aaron Rourke & Ricky Smokes defeated Team T2T: Joseph Alexander and Perfect Perkins
JD Drake pinned Ichiban

May 28, 2022
Limitless Wrestling AmVets Hall Yarmouth, ME
Big Beef pinned Jake Something
The Shook Crew: Bobby Orlando & Bryce Donovan defeated Prestigious: BRG & Mac Daniels with Jon Alba
Rip Byson pinned Rickey Shane Page
Jody Threat pinned Lufisto
Anything Goes: Slade pinned 1 Called Manders
University Rules: Dezmond Cole pinned Brad Cashew with Dean Furnacola
Becca and MSP: Danger Kid & Aiden Aggro defeated Arte: Ava Everett, Aaron Rourke, & Ricky Smokes
World Champion: “The Prize” Alec Price pinned Lince Dorado

July 23, 2022
ROH: Ring of Honor Tsongas Center Lowell, MA
Death Before Dishonor 2022

Zero Hour Pre-Show
Featuring a backstage segment where Prince Nana stated he purchased Tully Blanchard Enterprises
Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana pinned Anthony Henry with JD Drake with a moonsault
Trustbusters: Ari Daivari & Slim J defeated Shinobi Shadow Squad: Cheeseburger & Eli Isom when Ari pinned Eli aftera  frog splash
The Embassy: “The Machine” Brian Cage and The Gates of Agony: Kaun & Toa Linoa with Prince Nana defeated Alex Zayne, Blake Christian, & Tony Deppen when Cage pinned Deppen
Willow Nightingale pinned Allysin Kay with a doctor bomb

Main Card
Claudio Castagnoli with William Regal defeated World Champion: “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham with Prince Nana to win the championship with the Ricola Bomb
Dalton Castle and The Boys: Brent & Brandon defeated World Six Man Tag Team Champions: The Righteous: Vincent, Dutch, & Bateman with Vita Von Star when Castle pinned Bateman with the Bang-A-Rang
Pure Champion: Wheeler Yuta with William Regal defeated “Red Death” Daniel Garcia with the seatbelt pin
Rush with Jose the Assistance pinned Dragon Lee with the Bull’s Horns
Women’s World Champion: Mercedes Martinez submitted Serena Deeb with Brass City Sleeper
World Television Champion: Samoa Joe submitted Jay Lethal with Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh
2 out of 3 Falls Match: ROH, IWGP, & AAA World Tag Team Champions: FTR: Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler defeated The Briscoe Brothers: Mark & Jay two falls to one
Fall 1: Mark pinned Dax with the Doomsday Device at 16:33
Fall 2: Dax pinned Jay with the Big Rig at 29:33
Fall 3: Dax pinned Jay with middle rope pile driver at 43:26

July 27, 2022 DCU Center Worcester, MA
AEW: All Elite Wrestling

Dark Elevation - Aired August 1, 2022 episode 74
Julia Hart pinned LMK: Little Mean Kathleen
Leila Gray pinned JC
Private Party: Isaiah Kassidy & Marq Quen, Angelico, and The Butcher & The Blade defeated JCruz, Joey Ace, Victor Chase and Waves & Curls: Traevon Jordan & Jaylen Brandyn
The Factory: Aaron Solo, Anthony Ogogo, Nick Comoroto & QT Marshall defeated BRG, TUG Cooper, and The Shook Crew: Bobby Orlando & Bryce Donovan
Cole Karter pinned Serpentico with Dr. Luther
Athena pinned Christina Marie
Tony Storm, Willow Nightingale, & Hikaru Shida defeated Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir, & Nyla Rose with Vickie Guerrero

Dynamite - Live on TBS Episode 147
World Champion: Jon Moxley with William Regal defeated Rush with Jose the Assistance by referee stoppage
FTW Champion: “Absolute” Ricky Starks defeated Danhausen
Hook submitted FTW Champion: “Absolute” Ricky Starks with Redrum to win the championship
Sammy Guevara with Tay Conti pinned Dante Martin with Skye Blue
Two on One Handicap Match: World Tag Team Champion: Swerve Strickland defeated Tony Nese & “Smart” Mark Sterling pinning Sterling
Women’s World Champion: Thunder Rosa pinned Miyu Yamashita
“Red Death” Daniel Garcia defeated “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson with William Regal by referee stoppage

Rampage - Aired July 27, 2022 episode 52
Orange Cassidy and Best Friends: Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta defeated Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, & Satnam Singh when Cassidy pinned Dutt
Ethan Page pinned Leon Ruffin
Lee Moriarty pinned Matt Sydal
Anna Jay defeated Ruby Soho

August 27, 2022
Limitless Wrestling AmVets Hall Yarmouth, ME
2022 Vacationland Cup
First Round: Ace Romero pinned Big Beef
First Round: Charles Mason submitted Dezmond Cole
The Shook Crew: Bobby Orlando, Bryce Donovan, & “Platinum” Max Caster defeated Circus Ninjas: Mane Event: Jay Lyon & Midal Black, and Nolo Kitano
First Round: “World Class” Channing thomas defeated BRG and Mac Daniels with Jon Alba
First Round: Rip Byson defeated Ricky Smokes with Aaron Rourke & Ava Everett
Team Grind: Delmi Exo & Travis Huckabee defeated ARTE: Ava Everett & Aaron Rourke
World Champion: “The Prize” Alec Price pinned Becca
Finals: Ace Romero defeated Channing Thomas, Charles Mason, & Rip Byson

September 16, 2022 The Community Center Fairfield, ME
PSPW: Pine State Pro Wrestling
Dylan Nix & Dan The Candyman defeated Pete Corus & Jay Evans with Nix pinned Evans
Fatal Four Way: Jake Hess defeated Eros Drifter, Sean Veegan Keegan, and Diego Alvarez when Hess pinned Alvarez with a vertical suplex
J George pinned Vinny Pacifico
Triple Threat: Logal Black defeated Chris Benne & Chaz D’Amato when Black pinned D’Amato
The Bandits: Blade Bandit & Jesse Nolan defeated Angelo Carter & Indigo when Nolan pinned Carter
Malik Logan pinned Jason Maverick with Coach
Mark Moment pinned Sigma
Bobby Ocean pinned Nick Pierce with Coach

Upcoming shows both potential and happening...

September 24th Limitless Wrestling
October Limitless
November 9th AEW Boston
November 12th Vacationland Pro
November 25th NAWA
November 27th WWE Portland
December Limitless

Thank you for reading, please leave a comment, check out my other posts, and if you want like my blogs Facebook page.  You can also head over to Amazon and pick up a copy of my new book Limitless Wrestling: The First Five Years, or any of my other books as well.  

Until next time!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

A quick review of my Summer of Rasslin'

My love and passion for wrestling has not changed, but apparently my passion for blogging has.  Back in May I made a few new posts, but then haven't written anything at all since then.  It's not that I have nothing to say, or haven't been to any shows, it's just haven't wanted to write anything.  It's not just on this blog either.

In May I went to my first all death match wrestling show in ICW No Holds Barred where we stood up against the ring for the show and I got a couple pieces of glass stuck in me.  On the way home I found a piece of glass in my ear, and the next day a piece embedded in my arm.  Also in May I hit up Let's Wrestle and Limitless Wrestling.

In June we traveled to Webster, Mass for Big Time Wrestling where FTR managed by Bret "Hitman" Hart defeated Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. Managed by "Enforcer" Arn Anderson.  What a fun show and to see FTR with Hart was bad ass.

July was two huge shows in four days. First up was the return of Ring of Honor in Lowell, Mass and the Death Before Dishonor PPV!  I bought a ticket on presale day but was on the fence about going, I managed a Front Row seat and when I got to the venue I found out I was right next to the ring announcers.  It was OUTSTANDING! Main event was FTR vs. Briscoes in a two out of three falls match where FTR retained the ROH World Tag Team Championships, Meltzer gave it 5 stars.  It was so friggin good, just amazing!  I'm so glad I went to that show.
Four days later we headed to Worcester, Mass for AEW Dynamite and another awesome night of professional wrestling. 

This Saturday I return to Limitless Wrestling and the 2022 Vacationland Cup.  I really can't wait to go to my first live rasslin in a month! 

Thank you for reading, please leave a comment, check out my other posts, and if you want like my blogs Facebook page.  You can also head over to Amazon and pick up a copy of my new book Limitless Wrestling: The First Five Years, or any of my other books as well.  

Until next time!!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Live Report: DPW Believe the Hype (8/6/22)

This past Saturday, I attended Deadlock Pro Wrestling's Believe the Hype at the James E. Holshouser Building at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This was my first DPW show and the organization itself is relatively new. They ran their first show at the end of 2021 and have been running monthly ever since. Their shows are broadcast on DPW on Demand and the organization is getting a reputation of bringing in incredible Joshi talent along with some other quality international talent. 

This is the second show I've attended at the NC State Fairgrounds, although the first in the James E. Holshouser Building. The first show was a Big Time Wrestling show in 2017 at the famed Dorton Arena which stands a couple hundred yards away from the James E. Holshouser Building. 

I was happy with the location since it's around fifteen minutes from my apartment. However, the James E. Holshouer Building is not a popular building on the Fairgrounds campus and Apple Maps directed me and some other fans to a building on the other side of the Fairgrounds. Using a map of the Fairgrounds, we were able to find the building which sits back a little and off the main drag of the more modern buildings closest to where they hold the weekly flea market. 

There was a nice line outside the venue when we arrived right at 5:30 when the doors were scheduled to open. I was impressed with the organization, as what seemed to be wrestling students were checking tickets and putting on different colored armbands based on whether you were on the front row or general admission. 

The doors didn't open on time, but we made it in around ten minutes late and quickly found some seats. I sat camera side because I knew DPW was known for dives towards the camera and everyone scattering from their seats. I wanted the full experience, and I was not disappointed with my decision. 

Title Belt Frozen Desserts, a vegan ice cream company out of Charlotte, had brought show specific flavors to the event. My wife has a beef and pork allergy which also affects her consumption of dairy, so finding vegan ice cream at a wrestling event was wonderful. It was also needed since the venue didn't seem to have air conditioning and it was incredibly hot inside.

There was a meet and greet at 5 PM which was $30. The tickets said you could meet the wrestlers of DPW and get a poster signed. It wasn't clear if photos and autographs were included so I reached out to DPW before the show and never heard back. So, I decided against paying the $60 for the both of us. I was shocked when I got inside and saw tables set up but no wrestlers around. I assumed some would still be out for photos and autographs, but they weren't.

Apparently, they needed more chairs, so the show started thirty minutes late. For almost an hour, we all just sat in the heat with no wrestlers to meet and nothing to really do. It wasn't terrible, but it also wasn't ideal. After the organization I saw outside, I expected a bit better.

Once the show began, it was announced the first event was a World Title match between champion Bo Jack and challenger and Donnie Ray and the place erupted. I'm not kidding you when I will say I don't think I've ever been to a wrestling show where the crowd was so hyped up. It was insane and incredible. Even my wife turned to me and said, "Wow! They are hyped!" 

The match was solid, with BoJack retaining his belt and then cutting an open challenge promo and acknowledging how hot it was and how us fans had to be suffering. The room kept getting hotter with the lights and more people piling in. I'm not sure how thought it was a good idea to book an air conditioner less building in August in North Carolina, but it wasn't the wisest. 

The second match was a five-man scramble between Malachi vs. Ali vs Kemp vs. Holliday vs. Lando, a bunch of wrestlers I didn't know. And you know what, they were amazing! It was hard hitting, high flying, and over-the-top fun. This was a group of talented young guys who were absolutely wonderful in their match. Malachi got the win with an incredible cutter and accepted BoJack's open challenge for next month's event. Actually, he dared his ”fat ass” to wrestle him next month.  

Mizuki took on Emi Sakura in an incredible match. Both women impressed with solid offense in a traditional Joshi style match. It was fun and a honor to see in person. Emi Sakura stole the win but Mizuki was begged by the fans to "Please Come Back." 

The match I was extremely excited for came up next which was Calvin Tankman vs. Baliyan Akki. Sadly, this match never seemed to connect and there was a lack of chemistry. At one point the match seemed to be picking up as Akki was going to make a huge dive onto Tankman but he missed and had to scramble back up and try again. It was a disappointing.

At this point in the show, they announced an intermission. A small number of wrestlers came out for Meet and Greets, but due to the escalating heat all the lights were turned off so it wasn't an ideal situation. The intermission ran almost twenty minutes when it was announced due to the heat three matches would be wrestled then another extended intermission would occur before the final two matches would occur.


Next up was NDA (The Reality) vs. The Workhorsemen. This match started off strong with JD Drake laying in some of the hardest slaps I've ever heard. The match was a solid, old school tag match that was dragging out a bit long. It was during this extended period that I realized we had been at the event for almost three hours. We'd seen two hours’ worth of wrestling and I was drenched in sweat. The drink machines were out of drinks and the little concession stand wasn't much better. So, despite enjoying the heck out of the show and the atmosphere I made the decision to leave. I have absolutely no regrets about my decision. 

My first half of my first DPW show was damn good. Arguably, it was the best first half of any independent show I've ever been to, and the biggest names of the night still hadn't appeared. The fanbase is loyal and rabid and that makes for a great atmosphere for wrestling.

I haven't had the opportunity to attend many events the past year and this was a true delight. I do wish the venue was air conditioned and everything ran on time, but overall, my first DPW experience was very positive. I will be back.