Indy News Update #1 for April 26, 2012
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C4 Wrestling sent this in.

One man will Stand Alone as C*4 Champion – The Authority banned! Triple Threat Fan Favourite Tag Team Championship Challenge! Grudge Match!

With less than three weeks before our next event, we are excited to announce three headlining matches right now for May 12th!

First up, a match that was quickly signed (almost too quickly) after “Triumph 2012” – a challenge laid out by Franky the Mobster to the current Champion, “The Emperor” Stu Grayson.

When Grayson was informed of the challenge he accepted very quickly.

With that said, it is possible that Grayson’s cockiness is well deserved, having beaten every challenger who has crossed his path. Large and small, Grayson has managed to beat them all.

However, perhaps his cockiness has been from the increasing reliance in his stable-mates of Sebastian Suave, Mathieu St. Jacques, Thomas Dubois, and Seleziya Sparx. Over the last few months, The Authority has managed to help keep control over the C*4 Championship, and has very often assisted in Stu Grayson’s defences.

With this in mind, and in the effort of fairness, C*4 management has implemented the following stipulation on the May 12th, 2012 Championship match:

In any member of The Authority (Sebastian Suave, Mathieu St. Jacques, Thomas Dubois or Seleziya Sparx) interfere on his behalf in the match, Stu Grayson will be disqualified and will lose the championship.

This is Frankie the Mobster’s first opportunity at the C*4 Championship, since being involved in the original tournament finals to crown the initial Champion (“Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen). This is his long overdue shot at the title. It should be noted, both Player Uno and Steen, the other two men aside from Stu Grayson, who were in that Four-Way, have challenged and fallen during The Emperor’s reign.

Can Stu Grayson retain the championship, and reach a record breaking two years, as C*4 Champion? Or will Frankie the Mobster topple Grayson?

Main Event
***Authority members banned from Ringside – if Suave, St. Jacques, Dubois or Sparx interfere Grayson will lose the title***
C*4 Champion
“The Emperor” Stu Grayson
Vs.
Frankie the Mobster

Next up a match that is filled with a group of men looking to steal the show, and two new teams looking to grab the C*4 Tag Team Championship in the process…

Our C*4 Tag Team Champions, Checkmate, Lionel Knight and Christopher Bishop have demonstrated that they are one of the most dominate teams in C*4’s history in a very short time. Combining lightning fast tandem offensive moves, and solid technical ability, Knight and Bishop have managed to defeat all comers to their tag championship.

Bishop and Knight have made it clear that they are open to facing any teams that C*4 matchmakers would give them… Well, we have two exciting combinations ready to offer them.

First off, two men who have shown great strides in team work together, as well as being formidable opponents to one another. These two very popular singles wrestlers are looking to unite their strengths and claim gold on May 12th.
The first challengers at “Stand Alone” will be the tandem of Jae Rukin and “The Allstarter” Brent B!

Next up, riding a wave of popularity, and the biggest win of his career, “Speedball” Mike Bailey is being granted a shot at the C*4 Tag Team Championship. Fresh off his decision victory over Eddie Kingston on April 21st, Bailey is being granted an opportunity to reclaim the tag team championship, which he previously held with “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen.

C*4 management is granting Bailey this chance, and has offered him the chance to pick a partner to challenge for the title. Bailey noted his first choice would be the currently suspended Player Uno. With Uno not possible, Bailey has called out to another very popular C*4 talent, “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea!

So, on Saturday May 12th, the C*4 tag team Championship will be decided when four of the most popular stars on the roster will challenge for the gold!

Triple Threat Tag Team Showdown
C*4 Tag Team Champions
Checkmate
(Christopher Bishop & Lionel Knight)
Vs.
“Speedball” Mike Bailey & “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea
Vs.
“The Allstarter” Brent B. & Jae Rukin

Lastly for today, a massive grudge match – which will see one of this seasons rising stars attempt to gain a measure of revenge against a man who assisted in an assault that took him out of singles action for over a month.

“Ronin” Josh Alexander has clearly been riding a wave of momentum that started on the first show of Season 5, when he defeated former partners “MVP” Michael Von Payton, and the recently retired, Rahim Ali. The winning ways continued as he went on to defeat El Generico (twice), “Textbook” Tyson Dux, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, and “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen. In the process of this streak, he caught the eye of the growing force of The Authority.

Following his win on March 10th, Alexander was approached publicly by Seleziya Sparx (speaking for C*4 Champion, Stu Grayson). Sparx extended an offer to Alexander to join The Authority. When “Ronin” turned down the offer, he was met with three big slaps across the face from Seleziya. In response to that, Josh grabbed Sparx and attempted to deliver his double-underhook piledriver.
Before he could complete the move, Mathieu St. Jacques, Thomas Dubois, and Sebastian Suave hit the ring. Directed by Champion Stu Grayson, they proceeded to assault Alexander.

Alexander was beaten severely and to the point that he could not compete in singles action for over a month.

On May 12th, “Ronin” Josh Alexander is looking for revenge.

Facing off against Josh, will be a man whose allegiance with The Authority has seen him grow into one of the most dangerous and determined men on the C*4 roster, Sebastian Suave!

Grudge Match
“Ronin” Josh Alexander
Vs.
Sebastian Suave

-LIVE PRO WRESTLING!-
Saturday May 12th, 2012
C*4: Capital City Championship Combat
Presents
“STAND ALONE 2012”
@
Knights of Columbus Hall
260 McArthur Road,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

VIP Tickets $20 – Doors at 7PM
(Includes First Choice Seating and a bonus match!)
Advance Tickets available at the venue NOW!

General Admission Tickets $15 – Doors at 7:30pm
Show stars at 8:00pm
Event is all ages – Alcohol sales with valid ID.

Stay up to date with all of C*4’s recent news, and event info by visiting www.c4wrestling.com

The Card so far:

Main Event
***Authority members banned from Ringside – if Suave, St. Jacques, Dubois or Sparx interfere Grayson will lose the title***
C*4 Champion
“The Emperor” Stu Grayson
Vs.
Frankie the Mobster

Triple Threat Tag Team Showdown
C*4 Tag Team Champions
Checkmate
(Christopher Bishop & Lionel Knight)
Vs.
“Speedball” Mike Bailey & “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea
Vs.
“The Allstarter” Brent B. & Jae Rukin

Grudge Match
“Ronin” Josh Alexander
Vs.
Sebastian Suave

Plus much more!


Crossfire sent this in.

“Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan sent in this video promo to send a message to Hammerjack for May 19! http://youtu.be/nWVUbeD6c9c

Nashville’s own Crossfire Entertainment has continued to bring some of the best wrestlers back to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Having put the Mecca back on the map, Crossfire Entertainment will be returning to Nashville on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds and the card announced has been stellar.
Already announced for the main event, in his second visit back to the United States since leaving WWE, former WWE and Japan superstar MVP will be making his Crossfire Entertainment debut against his former tag team partner and bitter rival Matt Hardy. Will these two be able to contain their hatred in the ring or will it spill all over the arena?
Crossfire announced that there will be a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT about the biggest star to ever come to Nashville and Crossfire! Secure your tickets today to find out on May 19!

Maria Kanellis has been bringing in some of the best women wrestlers that are in the sport today. She has signed Reby Sky to take on Crossfire Entertainment’s resident bad girl in Jessicka Havok. Will Havok be able to contain herself or will Kanellis throw another fine and suspension her way?
Having proved himself time and again, Hammerjack will be headed back to the ring against one of the most legendary extreme wrestlers in “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan is an icon in all facets of wrestling. Will Hammerjack be able to survive in the Tree of Woe and Sullivan’s sadistic style?
The tag team division has continued to bring some of the best matches to the fans of Nashville. After the last two shows, the Diamonds in the Rough have continued to bring the pain to their opponents The Hot Shots. But The Hot Shots, Cassidy Riley and Chase Stevens, are no walk in the park for the Diamonds in the Rough’s David Young and Sigmon. These four men will be returning to the ring to settle a score.
Jerry Lynn and Kid Kash are in the middle of a best of series. The matches between this duo have been some of the best seen in any ring. Nashville fans have seen the best of the best and now who will walk away with the victory and the advantage in the best of series?
Any time a wrestler sees a loser leaves town match on the contract, there is always reflection into the past. Brian Christopher and Wolfie D have come full circle when it comes to any wrestling ring. But now, these two men will find out who will take the victory and send the other out of Crossfire Entertainment with their pink slip.
“King” Shane Williams has shown that he is ready to defend his title as the “King” of Nashville Wrestling with every match that he has. Now, Williams will be facing off against one of Nashville’s fan favorites when Shark Boy makes his return to Nashville. Will the former TNA Superstar take the crown of “King” of Nashville or will Williams continue on his streak?
“The Franchise” Shane Douglas has been a force in Nashville’s own Crossfire Entertainment. He has strived to bring the company to another level and with that advancement, there always comes obstacles. This time, the obstacle is none other than Arrick “The Dragon” Andrews. Andrews, who has been a name in the Nashville area, wants to show that Douglas is just another step in his bright future. But Douglas is a veteran and the author of this game. Who will finally turn tail and leave or will Nashville’s fans see a battle of epic proportions?
Nashville will also see the return of Caleb Konley but he will be facing off against Nashville’s own LT Falk. Also announced, Jimmy Vega$ will be making his debut and the fans will get a meet and greet with wrestling legends in the pre-show.
Card is subject to change.
Tickets for Nashville’s Crossfire Entertainment are available online at www.crossfirellc.vze.com for $15 VIP seats or $10 for general admission. For each ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Doors will open for VIP ticket holders at 5:30 p.m. General admission will be opening at 6:30 p.m. Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
Make sure to get your tickets online or over the phone. They are selling fast and will be gone!


Noah K. sent this in.

Ring of Honor/Chikara – “Synergy”

April 28, 2012

Frontier Fieldhouse
9807 Sayre Ave.,
Chicago Ridge, IL, 60415

CHIKARA – “Hot Off The Griddle”

Chikara Bell time: 2:00 PM

1. CHIKARA GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP (CHIKARA VS. ROH INTER-PROMOTIONAL SHOWDOWN)
– Chikara Grand Champion Eddie Kingston defends against “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen

2. A WAR OF FOUR ON FOUR
– The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant) and Jigsaw vs. The Swarm (assailANT, combatANT, & deviANT) and The Shard

3. AGAINST INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS
-Gran Akuma vs. F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, and Icarus)

4. FIRST TIME EVER!
-Sara Del Rey vs. El Generico

5. POINTS IN PLAY
-The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti) vs. The Batiri (Kodama & Obariyon)

6. RELEVOS ATOMICOS!
-3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) and Spectral Envoy (Ultramantis Black and Hallowicked) vs. The Bravado Brothers (Lance and Harlem) and Jakob Hammermeier and Tim Donst

7. TAG TEAM EXPLOSION!
-Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin vs. The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)

8. SINGLES SHOWDOWN
-Mixed Martial Archie (Archibald Peck) vs. Kobald

Ring of Honor – “Unity”

ROH Bell time: 7:30 PM

1. ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
-ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe defend against CHIKARA’S Jigsaw and Hallowicked

2. TAG TEAM CHALLENGE
-Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) vs. ROH World Champion Davey Richards and Kyle O’Reilly

3. FIRST TIME EVER TAG TEAM MATCH
-The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King) vs. The House of Truth (Roderick Strong and “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin) w) Truth Martini

4. TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH
-“Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen and “Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs vs. El Generico and BJ Whitmer

5. ROH VS. CHIKARA TRIOS MATCH – LUCHA LIBRE RULES
-Jay Lethal, Adam Cole, and TJ Perkins vs. The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, and Green Ant)

6. TAG TEAM ATTRACTION
-The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. The Bravado Brothers (Lance and Harlem)

ALSO SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis