Indy News Update #1 for May 1, 2011
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Larry Goodman sent this report in:

Showtime All-Star Wrestling – Episode 167
Airing April 23, 2011 on the America One Network
Taped March 12, 2011 at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN

SAW airs on America One at 10pm Fridays with a replay at 3pm Sunday streaming at wvvh.com.

Last Week on SAW…Johnny Bandana challenged fellow Derrick King Enterprises member,
Drew Haskins to a rematch. King punched Bandana in the face to seal the victory for his boy,
Drew…Jesse Emerson defeated Vordell Walker via foreign object from Paul Adams after referee
Rudy Charles appeared to have a fainting spell…Kid Kash pinned Chris Michaels by using the
tights…Reno Riggins pressured Kash to reveal the outcome of his investigation into the stolen
SAW tapes. Kash said he was close to naming the nasty little prick.

An unusually dapper Michael Graham hyped the April 1 “Wrestling & Racing” event at the US43
Dragstrip (which ended up being postponed until May 6 due to inclement weather) featuring SAW
Champion “Gunner” Phil Shatter vs. “Crimson” Tommy Mercer.

1 – CODY MELTON vs. SIGMON

Winning streak or not, the crowd didn’t exactly go wild for Melton’s entrance. Sigmon opened with
consecutive scoop slams. Melton answered with two of his own and Sigmon took a powder. Back
inside the ring, Sigmon slapped the taste out Melton’s mouth. Melton paid him back in triplicate
and added a pair of dropkicks that sent Sigmon to the outside once again. Sigmon took over with
the most clichéd game changer in pro wrestling — snapping the opponent’s throat on the top rope.
Sigmon went on offense and was able to cut off Melton’s comeback attempts. Sigmon tried for his
signature diving headbutt. Nobody home. The crowd revved up a “go, Cody, go” chant. Melton
nipped up to spark a fierce comeback. With Sigmon on jelly legs, Melton hit a sweet standing
spinning heel kick for a near fall. Sigmon halted the rally by goring Melton with that massive head
of his. Out of nowhere, Melton hit a short powerbomb (the Meltdown) for the pin.

WINNER: Melton via pinfall with the Meltdown at 7:25.

Ever so humble babyface Melton had his first SAW interview disrupted by DKE. “There would
be no you without me,” King said. He said Melton would get an opportunity to prove himself
next week. Melton said he was waiting for that chance and talked about how King had taken
advantage of him during his training. King told Bandana that he was a screw up, but since he still
owned him, he was ordering Bandana to show up next week so he could show him how to make
money.

Chase Stevens (making his first appearance on SAW TV in over 3 months) said Mercer was
finally getting his title shot, but he was one that should be defending the SAW title, because
Mercer was responsible for his losing his rematch with Shatter. “Well this Friday night, Phil
Shatter, Tommy Mercer, payback’s a bitch. C ya Friday.”

Earlier This Week…Reno Riggins made a brief statement from the SAW office aka Hargrove
Body Shop. He described Rudy Charles’ performance last week as a spectacle and said he was
suspending him without pay.

Earlier Tonight…Rick Santel (with Jesse Emerson and Roxy Rossi) announced the founding of
the “The Rudy Fund”, the premise being that Charles had a wife and kids and pets including a
gerbil and a goldfish, and would have a hard time feeding his family without those big buck from
SAW. Santel exhorted viewers to go to his website and press the “donate” button to give $1 to
$1000 to $10,000 a day. “You can feed Rudy.” Santel said Charles loved to his catch phrase, so
he was going to send one out him. However, Santel was too choked up to get the words out. As
all this was going on, “Donate! Ricksantel.com” was flashing in red at the bottom of the screen.

most best promo so far by the revised A-Team ensemble. Emerson has had a tendency to get
tongue tied on his promos, but he was in the zone on this one…King teased that further abuse
was in store for Bandana. King’s Memphis-infused presence makes the simplest of segments fun
to watch…How refreshing it was to see Michaels and Daniels give a logical explanation for why
they were shifting direction and joining forces, instead of the random stuff that happens far too
often these days on pro wrestling TV shows…Melton and Sigmon had the best match of the hour.
Crisp, competitive and fast-paced without being spotty. Melton was about as expressioinless
as they come on that interview though…Emerson vs. Riviera was OK. They told the story that
Riviera had a legit shot to win but it went down the drain because his knee had taken too much
punishment. Riviera has a decent look, and he was doing the right things at the right times. He’s
just not much of an athlete. It didn’t help that Graham kept getting his first name wrong…The
main event had the most heat. It was solid tag team wrestling, as Picture Perfect returned with a
win over a top notch team. The tight arm tassels notwithstanding, I’m having a rough time buying
Picture Perfect as babyface champions. They were babyfaces by default in the feud with DKE.
That worked fine, but as an ongoing thing, not so much. They’re the biggest guys on the roster,
and their promo style doesn’t lend itself to the role.

Feedback welcomed – larry@georgiawrestlinghistory.com


C4 Wrestling sent this in:

C*4 presents “Domination 2K11” Official Results
Saturday April 30th, 2011
Knights of Columbus Hall, Ottawa
Attendance: 130 aka “okay, so maybe UFC could hurt attendance”.
Referee: TJ Wylie
Announcer: The Voice

VIP Dark Matches
** Daton Castle pinned Cheeky (w/Deeno)
** “Charming” Chaz Lovely defeated Kobald.

The show started off with a ten bell salute to Phrank Morin, and a few words of remembrance by The Voice.

(1) The Batiri (Kodama & Obariyon) upset Max Boyer and Lucky Sabiti. Lucky was pinned after being distracted by Kobald on the outside. Boyer was clearly frustrated in the loss.

(2) “The Allstarter” Brent B. pinned Shane Matthews of 2.O. A back and forth match that saw. It seems that perhaps Brent B. temporarily managed to silence Shane Matthews’s ignorant comments.

(3) “Psycho” Mike Rollins, Cheech Hernandez and Jae Rukin defeated the team of Sebastian Suave, “Rockstar” Jimmy Stone, and the debuting Tim Donst. The match was a fast paced and wild ride, that saw the fan favourites manage to stick together to pick up a victory,

(4) Jimmy Jacobs snuck in a victory over “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea and Mathieu St. Jacques, in a fast paced three-way dance. Following the win, Jacobs looked to continue an assault on O’Shea, however was stopped by “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen. Steen reminded Jacobs of their “No Holds Barred” match in Montreal next weekend – and then turned his attention to his challenge for tonight… which lead to..

(5) “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen defeated “Speedball” Mike Bailey, Johnny Jack Spade, and Urban Miles, in an invitational four-way. Following the match, Steen praised Spade and Miles, but then told Bailey he was disappointed. He was disappointed because he had hoped Bailey might have gotten a victory “when it counted”. Bailey then took the mic, and told Steen that it was funny he should mention getting a win “when it counts”, because he had accepted MVP and Josh Alexander’s open contract challenge later in the night. He then asked Steen to be his partner in the match. Steen laughed at the offer and said he only had two partners in wrestling, Steve Corino and Akira Tozawa – and Bailey wasn’t either of them. Steen walked out of the ring… As he left, the N.B.A ran to the ring, and jumped Bailey. For several moments the trio beat on Bailey – as Steen watched, doing nothing. Finally, Steen made up his mind, and ran into the ring to attempt to stop the assault. Despite trying to even the odds, it was still too much. As the NBA looked to dominate, “The War Machine” Rhino ran to the ring to even the odds. As the NBA left the ring, Steen grabbed the mic and declared that if the NBA looked to interfere in Steen and Bailey’s match, Rhino would be watching their backs. He also said if they looked to interfere in Rhino’s match, they would gladly even the odds.

(6) “Textbook” Tyson Dux pinned Dasher Hatfield in an entertaining technical wrestling showdown. Dux utilized his years of experience to defeat the younger Hatfield. That said, it wasn’t a one-sided affair, and Dasher clearly held his own.

(7) In the first main event of the evening, Rhino ‘gore’d” his way to victory over “The Prince of Persia” Rahim Ali. In a surprisingly back and forth contest, Rahim Ali maintained a strong upper hand for much of the match. Ali showed his aggressive side and fought with everything he had to keep up with the much larger Rhino. In the end Rhino took the opening when he saw it, and nearly knocked Ali out of his boots with a huge gore, and took the win.

(8 ) In a surprise, “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen and “Speedball” Mike Bailey defeated “MVP” Michael Von Payton and “Ronin” Josh Alexander to win the C*4 Tag Team Championship. Steen, no stranger to tag team action, and Bailey fought tooth and nail with the champions – finally getting the win following a huge double-stomp-brainbuster combination. Following the victory, Steen and Bailey celebrated, and again Steen took the mic. He told Bailey despite the win, Bailey didn’t get the pin – and again, he didn’t get the win when he needed to. Steen then pointed out that on June 17th, ROH World Champion, Eddie Edwards, and his partner Davey Richards, the American Wolves, would be stopping by in C*4. Steen said that he wants Bailey to prove himself on that night, and show his worth as a champion, teaming with him, against the Wolves.

(9) In the main event of the evening, and rematch from 2010’s Match of the Year – “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin pinned “Big Rig” Brodie Lee. Both men fought with all they had, literally beating each other senseless. At many times it looked like the match could go either way, but in the end, it was Elgin who picked up a victory. Highlights were too many to count, but included several unexpected high-flying manoeuvres as well as an insane running powerbomb from Elgin, that landed Brodie Lee on the outside of the ring.

C*4 thanks all of our fans for a great night of action. We look forward to next Saturday night’s Montreal return with “Stand Alone 2011”!
More details to come soon concerning C*4’s Season 4 Finale, “Crossing the Line 4”, featuring The American Wolves!