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'Pro Wrestling Guerrilla' on March 21, 'Pro Wrestling Ohio' + IZW report
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Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Presents 1.21 Gigawatts on 3.21.2008!
By Silverback, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Staff Writer
Half Moon Bay, CA - In the history of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com), there has never been a show as inappropriately named as Scared Straight. The event, whose name is derived from the late 1970's program to keep youngsters on the proper path in life, failed to bring any of those life lessons to Reseda last Friday night, and saw flagrant bending, and sometimes breaking, of the rules. All of this occurred within plain sight of Commissioner of Wrestling Dino Winwood and Commissioner of Food & Beverage Excalibur, who despite their lawgiving positions, were so outnumbered by rule-breakers that they were helpless to do anything but watch. This forced a return to the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla offices early Saturday morning, where the Commissioners and their staff reviewed the tapes of Scared Straight, and came to a variety of conclusions. The first conclusion: You guys are a bunch of jerks.
By "you guys," the Commissioners do not mean you, the fans of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, of course. That comment is directed solely toward the wrestlers of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, whose conduct last Friday night was reprehensible, and resulted in senior official Rick Knox filing a request for copies of The Rules & Regulations of Professional Wrestling, Eighth Edition to be distributed to every member of the roster. This type of expenditure isn't really in the budget, so Commissioners Winwood and Excalibur have come up with a much more practical, and more importantly, entertaining solution.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla presents 1.21 Gigawatts on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:00PM at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA, and will feature:
Unsanctioned Street Fight - Non-Title Match
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion Human Tornado vs. Necro Butcher
-- The second conclusion the Commissioners reached was that just because Human Tornado is the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion, this does not give him free reign over the company. At Scared Straight, Tornado and his allies Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston deliberately interfered in two matches in order to alter their outcomes. Tornado, dressed mockingly in a Chris Hero t-shirt, came to ringside during Eddie Kingston's match with Necro Butcher, and after a series of brutal attacks that had Kingston all but finished Tornado pulled referee Rick Knox out of the ring, which would ultimately lead to Kingston prevailing over Necro. Then, after successfully retaining the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship title, Human Tornado continued to assault Jack Evans, attempting to once again "break his face. This lead to Necro coming to the aid of Jack Evans, and with a single punch Necro Butcher gained some measure of revenge on World Champion Tornado. This punch was reminiscent of the punch that dislocated the jaw of Tornado at ¡Dia de los Dangerous!, but seemingly more powerful, as Tornado was knocked loopy and unable to stand under his own power for nearly thirty minutes after. Luckily for Tornado, Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli were there to evacuate the Champion from immediate danger.
Tornado, more confident than ever since winning the title, seems to have quickly turned Necro Butcher into a full-fledged enemy, rather than just an ally of Chris Hero. This became readily apparent when after the show, while enjoying a drink and petting a baby opossum at the bar of the Legion Post #308 (side note: The contents of these write-ups may sometimes seem weird or fantastical in nature, however Necro Butcher was actually carrying a baby opossum in one hand, and a mixed drink in the other after the show, which may or may not be in violation of Los Angeles County health codes), Necro Butcher asked Commissioner Winwood for a shot at Human Tornado on March 21. Because of Necro's loss earlier in the evening, he was not a top ranked challenger for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship title, and therefore would not receive a title shot. But due to the circumstances of the Necro's loss at Scared Straight, Dino decided he could give Necro a shot at the champion himself!
After consulting with fellow Commissioner Excalibur earlier today, Dino also made note that this match would also be Unsanctioned. That means, essentially, because of the sheer hatred between these two men, and the great risk of personal injury, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla does not officially recognize this as a "match," rather as a fight between two men that will occur at a certain point during 1.21 Gigawatts on March 21. This move keeps Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's insurance premiums down, but the level of danger at an all time high! Human Tornado will have Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli ready to back him up if need be, but Necro Butcher will have Chris Hero and the power of the punch, which may be more than enough to topple the World Champion.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Title Match/DDT4 Qualifying Match
The Dynasty (Scott Lost & Joey Ryan, with Jade Chung) vs. Eddie Kingston & "Double C" Claudio Castagnoli
-- Prior to their World Tag Team Championship title match with The Briscoe Brothers, Joey Ryan and Scott Lost found out they would be facing Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli at 1.21 Gigawatts for a spot in the upcoming Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament (DDT4). It was also announced that if The Dynasty retained the World Championship, the titles would be on the line in the Qualifying match-up, which piqued the interest of Claudio and Kingston. Why bother going through the tournament to get a shot at the titles when they could take the titles before the tournament, get disqualified in the first round, and not have to wrestle three times in one weekend to get a shot at the titles? It was this line of thinking that lead to Claudio and Kingston interfering the the World Tag Team title match, costing the Briscoes the victory, and allowing The Dynasty to retain the titles. White Scott Lost and Joey Ryan are thankful to have retained the titles, they're not happy with the way it happened, and don't feel like they've completely proven themselves since being awarded the vacated titles earlier this year. So what better way to assert their dominance than entering DDT4 and winning the tournament, all while holding the World Tag Team titles? On paper, there appears to be a lot on the line in this match, but for The Dynasty there is so much more on the line than can be put into words.
Chris Hero vs. El Generico
-- Reclaiming the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship may have been the smartest thing Human Tornado has ever done. You see, it was after the first time he lost the title that his career took a turn for the worst, and that's when he started abusing his former manager Candice LeRae. It was that abuse that lead Chris Hero to become involved in Human Tornado's life, which then lead to a series of brutal matches between the two men. For the last month, Chris Hero has been out of the country, which allowed Human Tornado a month of not having to go toe-to-toe with Hero, and it appears that month may turn out to be much longer. Since Hero has been gone, Tornado of course won the vacant World Championship at ¡Dia de los Dangerous!, and because of his Champion status, Chris Hero cannot simply be given a match with Tornado. Instead, he will be forced to climb the ranks of the World Championship Challengers, and that climb starts with former champion El Generico.
El Generico has also been absent from Pro Wrestling Guerrilla for the past month, competing internationally as well, and is ready for a shot at the World Champion too, albeit for completely different reasons. El Generico is the only man to simultaneously hold the World Championship, and World Tag Team Championship, and his bank account swelled so much during that time that he was able to fulfill his dream and open an Orphanage in Mexico. Without those visits to the pay window that Generico had been accustomed to, it became harder and harder to pay his personal expenses, and the expenses of the Orphanage. Now it is to the point where El Generico is living like a pauper, while the orphans are living like kings! Damn hell ass kings!
Chris Hero needs this victory to resume his quest to vanquish Human Tornado, while El Generico needs this victory to get back on the road to profitability. With the stakes this high for both men, you can be sure this bout will be emotionally charged, but only one man will prevail. Find out whom on March 21 at 1.21 Gigawatts!
Candice LeRae vs. LuFisto
-- After her success in the first ever Women's match in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Candice LeRae hopes to improve her record to 2-0 at 1.21 Gigawatts. However, she will have her hands full with the cantankerous Canadian LuFisto. Known around the world as for her hard-hitting style, LuFisto is also fully capable technical wrestler, as wells as an outspoken advocate of Women's Rights. LuFisto feels like Candice LeRae played the victim for far too long in her relationship with Human Tornado, and by not fighting back and allowing Chris Hero to save her, Candice made women all over the world look as if they were unable to fend for themselves. With this in mind, LuFisto comes to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla with an agenda, not only to defeat Southern California's own Candice LeRae, but to make it clear that Women are just as strong as men, or in LuFisto's case, stronger.
DDT4 Round Robin Qualifier Elimination Match
Hook Bomberry & TJ Perkins vs. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) vs. Ronin & Scorpio Sky
-- The third conclusion that Commissioners Dino Winwood and Excalibur came to after Scared Straight was that Hook Bomberry has been able to bring out the best, which also happens to be the worst, in TJ Perkins. Throughout the DDT4 Round Robin Qualifier Series, fans have witnessed the transformation of Perkins, from a man obsessed with following the rules, to a man who would do just about anything to win, and that can be traced back entirely to the start of his partnership with Hook Bomberry. At Scared Straight Perkins' metamorphosis was complete, when he not only used a distracted referee to his advantage to put his team in the lead with with 4 points, but along with Bomberry, Perkins stormed the ring during the match between The Young Bucks and Los Luchas, causing a No Contest. This result gave The Young Bucks and Los Luchas 1 point each for a total of 3 points for each team, meaning Perkins and Bomberry had secured the spot in DDT4. However, due way this unfair way that this tournament concluded, Dino and Excalibur decided that there would be one final match to decide who would move forward to DDT4 in may, and that match is a four team elimination match scheduled for 1.21 Gigawatts!
Scorpio Sky and Ronin have come into their own as a team, and not only do they want a spot in DDT4, but they would also like revenge on TJ Perkins. The Young Bucks and Los Luchas see DDT4 as their opportunity to prove that they are one of the premier tag teams not only in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, but world-wide, and they will not let TJ Perkins' newfound mean streak stop them. Meanwhile, TJ Perkins and Hook Bomberry were doing well as a team before, but now that both men are on the same page, they will be a force to be reckoned with. Who will advance to DDT4? Find out on March 21 at 1.21 Gigawatts!
Plus one more match, and Commissioner of Wrestling Dino Winwood and Commissioner of Food & Beverage Excalibur will be on hand to oversee all the action!
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's 1.21 Gigawatts takes place at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:00PM. American Legion Post #308 is located at 7338 Canby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. General Admission tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. For more information, please visit http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com. Card subject to change.
Jason Leon sent this in:
Pro Wrestling Ohio airs the most action-packed sixty minutes in wrestling on the official television home of the Cleveland Indians, Sports Time Ohio! PWO provides a steady stream of action with new episodes premiering bi-weekly, and several rebroadcasts scheduled in the interim so fans have multiple chances to catch PWO TV. Sports Time Ohio is available in over 4 million homes on cable television throughout Ohio and into parts of Western Pennsylvania. Sports Time Ohio is also available NATIONWIDE to satellite dish subscribers of both DirecTV and Dish Network. If you are a dish subscriber and do not have Sports Time Ohio on your line-up and want to be part of the PWO experience, call your satellite provider today and request Sports Time Ohio be added to your line-up, as STO may only be available .. satellite sports packages depending on your location in the United States. For more information on PWO TV's availability, visit http://www.pwowrestling.com or http://www.myspace.com/prowrestlingohio.
Upcoming airtimes for new episode of PWO TV:
NOTE: PWO will not be seen on Saturday night, March 8 due to Daylight Savings Time
Sunday night, March 9: 11:00 pm & 3:00 am
Saturday night, March 15: 2:00 am
Sunday night, March 16: 10:00 pm
Monday night, March 17: 4:00 am
Currently scheduled for the next premiere broadcast, the night of March 9:
M-Dogg 20 In Attendance and With Comments!
Ever since the formation of PWO, “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross has found himself to be a constant target of the dastardly duo of Josh Prohibition & Johnny Gargano, who have even gone as far as to severely injure M-Dogg’s groin in recent months. Rumor has it, Matt Cross will indeed be in attendance this week on PWO TV, and is prepared to publicly address Prohibition & Gargano with a challenge. Is M-Dogg 20, who has spent weeks on the injured list, ready to step back into the ring against the very two men who took him out? If so, does M-Dogg have a plan to counter Josh & Johnny’s numbers game?
“Bloody” Morty Rackem vs. Virus
Ever since Virus & Virus Grande stole the priceless heirloom swords of Morty Rackem, the life of the swashbuckling superstar has been a living hell. Every time Morty Rackem thinks he is one step closer to regaining his property, V-Squared stay one step ahead. Will Morty finally be able to succeed in his quest this week or will the Viruses find another way to outsmart the pirate?
Johnny Gargano vs. Benjamin Boone
The cocky and controversial Johnny Gargano will be in one-on-one competition. Gargano’s win-loss record in singles competition has been less than stellar. His PWO debut led to a loss to inspirational underdog Gregory Iron. After weeks of badmouthing and belittling Iron, Gargano also lost a match to Colin Olsen/Delaney thanks to a distraction from Iron. Gargano’s insecurities and ego have not let him shake the blemishes on his record or his disdain for a man he considers “beneath him” in Iron. Will Johnny Gargano be able to shake his demons and get back on the winning track or will his past failures continue to consume him?
Vincent Nothing vs. Mike Tolar
Two star athletes with rich credentials and in search of momentum will collide in this contest. One man, Vincent Nothing, who is out to overcome a narrow loss to Jason Bane in the match to unofficially decide “The Most Dominant Man in PWO”. The other, Mike Tolar, is a division champion and All-American in his amateur days, and after numerous stops, including OVW, is just embarking on this most recent chapter of his pro career. What will happen when two men dead-set on making a major statement meet head-on?
Ernie Ballz & Brian Bender are set to join us with comments, as they unveil a major announcement. What do Ballz & Bender have in store for PWO in the future?
“The Aerial Icon” Justin Idol makes his first appearance on PWO television as he addresses the PWO fans, however rumor has it another member of the roster objects to Idol receiving TV time. What will happen if this man confronts Idol on the air?
Tune in the weekend of March 8 for all this and more! Remember, Pro Wrestling Ohio is only available on Sports Time Ohio! If Sports Time Ohio is NOT part of your DirecTV or Dish Network package, no matter where in the U.S. you are, call your satellite provider today and demand STO! Check local listings or www. sportstimeohio. com for times!
VISIT PWO ONLINE
The official online home of Pro Wrestling Ohio is www.pwowrestling.com. Pro Wrestling Ohio’s official home on MySpace is www.myspace.com/prowrestlingohio. Be sure to stay posted to both sites for breaking news as it develops!
Pro Wrestling Ohio makes its return to the Lakewood Masonic Temple on Saturday night March 8 with action and excitement featuring your favorite stars from PWO TV on Sports Time Ohio. This WILL be a television taping for Pro Wrestling Ohio on Sports Time Ohio so this is your chance to be seen on nationwide television and to catch the action up-close and in-person and before the television viewing audience has a chance to see it! Bring your signs and banners, and be prepared to show our television audience why the best wrestling fans in the world are in northeastern Ohio!
Scheduled for the show WILL be a high-flying death-defying adrenaline-fueled ladder match! Plus all your favorite PWO stars: Jason Bane, “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, Josh Prohibition, Johnny Gargano, “The Indestructible” Cronus, Lionel Knight, and many more!
Doors open at 7 p.m., with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. belltime. This event emanates from the lavish Lakewood Masonic Temple, located at 15300 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, Ohio. Tickets are only $15 front row, $10 General Admission in advance, $12 GA the day of the show. Tickets are ON SALE NOW at www. PWOwrestling. com. This show is proudly sponsored by Westside Metals Corp. and Eastside Metals Corp
Milton Winkelman sent this report in:
The stars of Impact Zone Wrestling made their final push toward next Saturday's March Mayhem event with great intensity. Match results were as follows:
Dustin Heritage defeated IZW Impact Division Champion Kenny Campbell in a non-title match after Campbell refused to defend the title. As a result, IZW Commissioner Mike Iles ordered a rematch for the title at March Mayhem next week.
John Zorthos defeated Nathan Sensation. Before the match, Zorthos announced that his March Mayhem match against Mitch Carter would be a Ladder Match with a briefcase containing Carter's contract hung from the rafters. After the match, IZW Tag-Team Champions The New Age Syndicate attacked Sensation in preparation for next week's title
defense against Sensation and Striker, in which the titles can change hands on a DQ.
This then led to a Tornado Handicap match against John O'Malley, a match set up by Impact, Inc. at the start of the show following a contract signing between O'Malley and Impact, Inc. member Bad Brad Michaels for a Dog Collar/Loser Must Retire/Piledriver Ban Lifted Match at March Mayhem. The Champs won ater hitting O'Malley with the title belt.
After intermission, Tyson James defeated Tag-Team Champion Shawn Sanders, who was a last second replacement.
In the main event, Bad Brad Michaels defeated "Widowmaker" Angel Williams after IZW Champion Tommy Revell's music played, distracting Williams, leading to a low blow and a DDT. WIlliams will be challenging for the IZW title next Saturday.