Indy News Update #1 for July 21, 2010
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Larry Goodman sent this in:

The Will Grason Memorial Show will take place on Saturday, July 24 at Community
Fellowship Ministries, 612 Cohran Store Road, Douglasville, Ga.

Will was the son of westgawrestlingfans.com founder Mark Grason. He died in a
swimming accident. All proceeds go to a foundation being formed in Will’s honor.
Foundation funds will be used to benefit youth programs in West Georgia.

The card is as follows: “The Local Scene” Josh Storm vs Stupid (w/Tweety); Ace
Haven & “Hit for Hire” Bobby Moore vs Bulldog Raines & Josh Stone; Rob Adonis
vs Frankie Valentine vs Kyle Matthews; Pretty Boy Doug Somers vs “Dirty” Al
Horne; The Cowboy Way (Roscoe Ray & Jamie Holmes) vs Xtreme Implosion (The
Nelms Brothers); Chip Day vs. A Mystery Opponent; Damon Taz vs Orion Bishop;
Jimmy Rave vs Murder One; The Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) vs JT Talent
& Slim J; Cru Jones vs Micah Taylor; Pretty Boy Floyd vs “The Rocker” Terry
Lawler and the First Annual Will Grason Memorial Battle Royal. Participants in
the Battle Royal will include Awesome TC, Hard Luck” Eddie Wilson, The Patriot,
Billy the Kid, The Playboy, Dark Gable, “Loose Cannon” T.A. Stanton, The Curry
Kid, “The Man” Scott Prater, and Stanley Summerville. Christian Reggae band “The
Remedy” play at 4:45pm. Bell time is 5:30pm. Tickets are $8. Kids 5 and under
admitted free.


Larry Goodman also sent this report in:

Taped June 19, 2010 in Nashville at Buffalo Billiards

LAST WEEK…A lone Wolfie D faced the onslaught of Derrick King Enterprises, until
he agreed to team up with Vordell Walker. Wolfie got a measure of revenge with a
hubcap to the dome of Drew Haskins to win the main event…Commissioner Freddie
Morton suspended Kid Kash for thirty days…With Kash out of the picture, SAW
International Champion Chase Stevens offered Arrick Andrews a title shot for
this week.

Steve Hall previewed the upcoming hour set to take place in front of a packed
house at Buffalo Billiards. He fibbed about the packed part.

Commercial break – Big time SAW wrestling comes to the Gallatin Civic Center on
July 24. Marc Anthony vs. Arrick “The Dragon” Andrews plus SAW International
Champion Chase Stevens, Derrick King, Jesse Emerson, Drew Haskins and the debut
of NWA National Champion “Universal Soldier” Phil Shatter. Bell time is 7pm.
Tickets available at the Civic Center box office.

1 – DERRICK KING (with Drew Haskins & Sista O’Feelyah & Half Dolla) vs. JESSE
EMERSON

Emerson got the better of the chain wrestling and blasted King with a shoulder
tackle. King rolled out to regroup. Back inside, Emerson made a rapid fire
series of pin attempts. (commercial break) Emerson refused King’s handshake and
teed off on him, but King neatly countered a lariat with a hangman neckbreaker.
He tossed Emerson out so Haskins could do a number on him. Reno said Haskins had
become an absolute animal under the King’s tutelage. King made a lazy cover.
Emerson surprised King with an Olympic bridge for two. King cut him off and
O’Feelyah choked Emerson over the bottom rope. Riggins said he heard Chaka Khan
got lippy with O’Feelyah while she was in town for CMA fest. Emerson made a
full-fledged comeback capped off by a big bulldog. Haskins grabbed Emerson’s leg
at the count of two. With Haskins providing the distraction, King nailed Emerson
with O’Feelyah’s purse to score the pinfall.

WINNER: King in 6:13. A solid TV opener. Not a bad loss for Emerson, because
King’s sold generously and it took the usual dose of DKE interference to beat
him.

Hall was with King and the rest of DKE. It opened with a shot of SAW’s hip hop
mini, Half Dolla. King said Emerson had come up a just a little too short. King
said he was talking with his friend, Barack about the thing with BP. King said
they were going to boycott Wolfie and beat him 1-2-3 next week.

Wolfie, you are a common thug, and we don’t deal with thugs very well…you are
looking at the new tag team champions and there’s nothin’ nobody can do about
it.

Hall plugged Slamboree 2010 in Gallatin on July 24. He said it would be quite a
story if Andrews came into his hometown as the SAW champion.

2 – RYAN GENESIS vs. JP MAGNUM

Magnum slapped Genesis on the break. Masters said Genesis outsized Magnum. Reno
said (correctly) that Magnum had a significant weight advantage. Genesis was
rocking Magnum with impact moves, until Magnum moved out of the path of his
Stinger splash. Magnum took over playing cocky heel. He got three near falls
without bothering to hook the leg and the announce team was all over it. Genesis
delivered two clotheslines with authority and planted Magnum with a DDT. Magnum
kicked out of that. Genesis then hit a TKO for the pin with Magnum taking the
bump on his hip. Reno called it a Samoan Drop.

WINNER: Genesis in 2:55. Best Genesis has looked in SAW. His offense had more
zip. An established heel like King can get away with arrogant covers, but Magnum
is an unknown guy with an 0-1 record, so it just looked dumb.

Genesis was with Hall. Genesis described himself as a fire breathing SOB looking
for a challenge anywhere he could get it. Genesis said after being jumped by
Picture Perfect any time (a clip was flown in showing Christian Jacobs spearing
Genesis to give Jon Michael Worthington the win). Genesis said his mission was
to climb the ladder all the way to the top. Good promo.

Kendra introduced Matt Joslyn as the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Agent of the Week.

Hall plugged the article on SAW in Pro Wrestling Illustrated (on your newsstands
now!) and cut to updates on Hammerjack.

Dr. John Darden, an alleged ENT from American Medical Council, said Hammerjack
had suffered a hyperextened hyoid bone from a blow to the throat, and it was
indeed, a very serious situation. Darden said that type of injury made it
difficult to eat, drink or speak. Darden said that at this time, a return to pro
wrestling presented a life threatening situation for Hammerjack. Darden said he
would return with another update and had been put on retainer to treat injuries
sustained by other SAW wrestlers.

Hall read a written statement from Hammerjack’s wife, Ellen England. She thanked
the fans for their support and said that Hammerjack needed them now more than
ever. She went on to say that Hammerjack’s family and health had to come first
and he had no immediate plans to return to the ring, but when he did, the fans
would be the first to know.

Hall extended SAW’s thoughts and prayers to Hammerjack and his family.

Marc Anthony was seated in a sanctuary of some type wearing a sleeveless
Metallica t-shirt.

They say the greatest day in any man’s life, is the day he gets married and
the birth of his child. Hammerjack, oh Hammjerack, next week I will take you
back. Those special days will be tainted. I promise you that.

Grumpy’s Bail Jumper of the Week – Agent Hope Redden introduced this week’s
public enemy number one, Nikia Lee Provenzano, and did this chick ever look like
trouble.

A video piece on Arrick Andrews opened with a shot of the VFW in Gallatin where
Andrews started wrestling 8 years ago. It dissolved to a shot of the Gallatin
Civic Center where he will appear for SAW on July 24. They cut to clips of
various members of the Andrews clan expressing their hopes that he would bring
the SAW title home to Gallatin.

3 – SAW International Title Match: Champion CHASE STEVENS vs. ARRICK ANDREWS

They opened exchanging words and then mild shoves. Returning from an early
commercial break, it had broken into a major slugfest. They were rocking each
other for back and forth near falls in the opening minutes. Very little
wrestling, as it was mostly lariats and punches. Riggins sent a shout out to his
former tag partner Barry Horowitz watching in Tampa. Crowd was silent. Riggins
said it was like a Japanese crowd, studying the bout as if it were a chess
match. Wishful thinking I’m afraid. Stevens took command, reeling off a series
of near falls with high impact moves. Riggins said this match could headline any
PPV in the country. “It’s a shame corporate wrestling companies cannot open up
their eyes and see true wrestling talent like this.” Andrews landed some big
shots that spilled Stevens out to the floor. Andrews followed him out, and
Stevens responded with a snap suplex on the floor that did damage to both men.
Stevens shushed the crowd before smacking Andrews on the back. Back inside,
Andrews reversed Stevens’ finisher with a DDT. Both down again. Andrews made a
crawling cover at the count of six. Andrews made a painfully s-l-o-w climb to
the top and ate double raised boots to the chin. (commercial break) Stevens did
a major crash and burn when Andrews rolled out from under his moonsault. Both
men used the ropes to struggle to their feet. Stevens staggered around the ring
absorbing punches from Andrews. Stevens hit a Codebreaker and both men were down
again. Stevens kipped up and went on offense. With his gas tank nearing E,
Andrews hit his spinning bulldog for a close near fall. Andrews went up top for
a frogsplash, but Stevens kicked out again. Andrews clutched his head wearing
the “what do I need to do to beat this guy?” expression. Stevens ducked Andrews’
first try at the Dragon’s Curse but the second go round connected. Stevens
kicked out again. Andrews looked exhausted. Andrews went for the Wham Bam Thank
You Ma’am and Stevens countered with his reverse DVD to get the three count.

WINNER: Stevens retained the SAW International Championship in 15:15. They
worked their asses off, a real war, but you would have never known it from the
crowd reaction. They were selling bigtime, but the drama was sucked out of it,
except for what the commentators could provide. Maybe the best Andrews match
I’ve seen. It was a loss that in no way hurt his standing.

Renosaid Andrews had “nothing to head his hang about”. Stevens helped Andrews to
his feet and raised his hand.

AFTERTHOUGHTS: A good show in so far as match quality and storyline progression.
The main event was the best match on SAW TV since April (the cage match between
Andy Douglas and Stevens from the Fairgrounds). The Andrews video added a
dimension of emotional connection – would Andrews bring the SAW title home to
Gallatin? He won’t be. But Andrews came out of this in a stronger position to
face Anthony despite losing. The problem was the crowd. The room was far from
packed and the people that were there looked and sounded disinterested. What a
crappy atmosphere for two guys making all out effort in a title match no less.
It reminded me of the SAW Mill days when Reno made the crack about the fans
needing Nodoz. As bad as the SAW Mill crowds were at times, there were always
some hardcore fans present. These folks were casual fans, and I suspect there
were burned out from a day of partying by the time this match went into the
ring… The performance by Genesis was a bright spot on this show. It was the
first time he came across as a pushable commodity…The Hammerjack health update
kept that story front and center. The brief Anthony vignette provided a sinister
contrast to all that babyface sympathy. The segment with Dr. Darden was a
throwback. They did a lot more of those doctor reports back in the days when
people still believed. This deal, however, was not at all believable, hopefully
as an intentional inside joke. Darden made a point of mentioning the American
Medical Council, which is about as real as Cedar Ridge, Indiana, where DKE
supposedly beat up JC Ice. And how the hell is it possible to hyperextend a
bone? An average sports fans would know that hyperextensions are joint injuries.
The statement from Hammerjack’s wife was the more effective of the two…Reno
was on a roll on commentary – Chaka Khan? Stevens/Andrews a PPV headliner? There
was some funny by play with Masters, who had a few glitches but recovered well.
The mention of the PWI article can’t hurt…They are hyping the hell out of
Gallatin beyond anything they did for the Fairgrounds shows…Thumbs ups episode
for content but a major thumbs down for the crowd at Buffalo Billiards.


CHIKARA sent this in:

“Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show” update – Dragon Kid injured!

On Sunday afternoon, July 25th, CHIKARA presents it’s mammoth summer spectacle “Chikarasaurus Rex”! A change to the card, due to circumstances beyond our control, is forthcoming. Japanese star Dragon Kid is injured, and will be unable to attend the events this weekend in the United States. He was slated to appear with CIMA and Masaaki Mochizuki on our card for this weekend. A replacement from DG will be announced imminently.
Take a look at this stacked card for July 25 in South Philadelphia:

~TAG TEAM SHOWDOWN!~
Tommy Dreamer & Eddie Kingston
vs.
Claudio Castagnoli & Ares

~CHIKARA SEKIGUN vs. DRAGON GATE’s WORLD-1!~
Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Hallowicked
vs.
Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk

~THE CHALLENGE IS ANSWERED!~
Amazing Kong & Raisha Saeed vs. Sara Del Rey & Daizee Haze

~CHIKARA vs. DRAGON GATE TRIOS BOUT!~
CIMA & ??? & Masaaki Mochizuki
vs.
Icarus & Chuck Taylor & Gran Akuma

~REVENGE IS A TRIOS MATCH BEST SERVED HOT!~
Drake Younger & The Osirian Portal vs. The UnStable

~RELEVOS ATOMICOS!~
The Colony & Frightmare vs. Tim Donst/Pink Ant/Lince Dorado/Tursas

Info on the NYC bus trip coming to the event is here: http://arenadoorbustrips.com/
Get advance tickets right here: http://www.chikarapro.com/store.shtml

Season 9 is here:

“Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show”
7.25.2010 – Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The ECW Arena!
7 W. Ritner Street (corner of Swanson)
in well-swept South Philadelphia, PA!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!

Young Lions Cup VIII – Night 1
8.27.2010 – Friday Evening
Live @ The Goodwill Fire Assoc.!
100 Madison Avenue
in tranquil Reading, PA!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VIII – Night 2
8.28.2010 – Saturday Evening
Live @ The Goodwill Fire Assoc.!
100 Madison Avenue
in totally rad Reading, PA!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VIII – Night 3
8.29.2010 – Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The Goodwill Fire Assoc.!
100 Madison Avenue
in peaceful Reading, PA!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!

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