Indy News Update #3 for July 3, 2012
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Paul Rodgers sent this in.
Last night, at Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Absolution 7, Tim Donst ascended to the top of AIW, winning the Absolute Title in an intense, surprise four way elimination match. Donst didn’t have long to celebrate, as immediately following his victory, the house lights at Turners Hall were cut. When they came back up, Donst was surrounded and assaulted by four men wearing Richard Nixon masks.
Outnumbered and exhausted, Donst was brutally beaten by the four men, one of whom unmasked, revealing himself as Chris Dickinson—a man who hadn’t been seen in AIW for over two years. AIW security, management, and the wrestlers in the locker room swarmed the ring, the scale of violence quickly escalating until the three other masked men revealed themselves as Eric Ryan, Rickey Shane Page, and Bobby Beverly, at which point a full-scale riot broke out in the arena.
Tables were smashed, chairs thrown, the AIW entrance set trashed, and innocent bystanders attacked. It was an absolutely chaotic end to an already chaotic night, and it left the wrestlers, the management, and the fans of AIW scratching their heads. Why would Page, Ryan, and Beverly do this to their home promotion? Why have they aligned themselves with Chris Dickinson? How will AIW respond? How far do their goals reach? Not much is known at this moment, but, following Absolution 7, the group posted this video on YouTube:
In it, they make it clear that their attack was not just a message to AIW, but a message to ALL independent professional wrestling bookers, promoters, and talent, from the ring crew to men like DJ Hyde and Gabe Sapolsky, that wrestling needs to evolve, or it needs to die.
CHIKARA sent this in.
CHIKARA: Wrestling is Fun Again!
Kids are FREE when we Play Portland!
The whole CHIKARA gang is heading north – to the STRIVE Center – on Saturday night, July 28th, and we’ve got special guest stars The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) coming along for the ride! We’re proud to present the continuation of the 10th annual Young Lions Cup when we get there, and the whole card is topped off with an earth-shaking main event!
As if this isn’t enough to get you out to see us, how about we sweeten the deal? Effective with this card, a new policy goes into effect that encompasses ALL our live events! Kids age 12 and under will be admitted ABSOLUTELY FREE with a paying adult! We’re making it a lot easier for the whole family to have a good time together, and it starts in Portland, ME!
Here’s what’s on tap for July 28th so far:
1) KING vs. QUEEN – FOR THE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP OF CHIKARA!
-Eddie Kingston looks to make his 6th defense of the Grand Championship at The STRIVE Center when he meets the challenge of the “Queen of Wrestling” Sara Del Rey!
2) YOUNG LIONS CUP X ELIMINATOR!
-Four up-and-comers, including CHIKARA’s own Kobald, IWE champion Jivin’ Jimmy and Maine native Cameron Matthews will compete to advance to the tournament semi-finals taking place in Milwaukee, WI next month!
Devin Cutting sent this in.
Universal Wrestling Council
Friday, July 6th, 2012 – 7 PM
Fairfield Gym in Kinston, North Carolina
Scheduled To Appear:
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