Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
6/8 Georgia Wrestling History, IWC, AGPW, NWA Upstate, EPW & PTW
On Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 6:06 PM EST GEORGIA WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 06/08/2008
Results from the June 7 National Wrestling Alliance Showcase/60th Anniversary show in Atlanta, GA, at Philips Arena with a crowd of 2,500-3,000: Mike DiBiase beat Idol Stevens to retain the NWA North American Title, Iceberg (with the Reverend) beat Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey) and Mikal Judas in a three-way to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title. Jim Cornette was the MC for the Hall of Fame inductions. They forgot to mention Flair. I kid you not. Tommy Rich vs. Abdullah the Butcher (with John Cheatam) was ruled a no contest, Sean Waltman & Blue Demon Jr. beat Rob Conway & Carl Ouelette, Mike Quackenbush beat Ricky Vega with submission to retain the NWA World Lightweight Title, Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) beat the Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) and Real American Heroes (Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson) in an elimination match to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles, Sid Vicious destroyed Playas Club (Davey Boy Bling & Juicy Justin Corino), Rock n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated the Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton with Jim Cornette). Click here for a full report. There is a link in the notes below to an audio interview Rich Tate and I had with NWA Executive Director Robert Trobich immediately following the event. (Larry Goodman)
Ring of Honor results from Philadelphia, PA, on June 7: Kevin Steen & El Generico over Jigsaw & Ruckus; Claudio Castagnoli over Davey Richards; Brent Albright, Pelle Primeau & Delirious over Adam Pearce, Eddie Edwards & Chris Hero; Roderick Strong over Erick Stevens; Nigel McGuinness over Go Shiozaki to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title; Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black over Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries to retain the ROH World Tag Team Title; Jigsaw over Eddie Kingston; and Necro Butcher over Jay Briscoe in a falls count anywhere match. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce appeared, stating he would be defending his title on future ROH events. It was announced ROH planned to return to Philadelphia on September 20. (Rich Tate)
Total Nonstop Action’s Slammiversary PPV will be at the DeSoto County Civic Center in Southaven, MS, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Robert Roode, Christian Cage, Booker T, and Rhino, in a King of the Mountain match, with Kevin Nash as referee; Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles; LAX defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Team 3-D; Petey Williams defends the TNA X Division Title against Kaz; Gail Kim, Roxxi Laveaux & ODB versus the Beautiful People; Awesome Kong with an open challenge; the Jay Lethal-So Cal Val wedding, and an appearance by American Idol’s Ace Young. George Steele, Jake Roberts, Kamala, and Koko Ware are expected to appear as groomsmen. There is a link below in the notes that contains a conversation between Dave Meltzer and I previewing this event. (Rich Tate)
Global Championship Wrestling results from June 7 at the Palmerdale Community Center in Palmerdale, AL: Antonio Garza defeated the debuting Frankie Valentine. Joey Lightning defeated Soul Crusher. Theodore Tutwiler III w/Attorney Howard C Cross defeated the debuting Kodiak. The Inhuman Fly defeated Night Prowler. Scum Kritter defeated The Mad Russian. The Playmakers, Jason Phoenix and Adam Jacobs, defeated "Wild Thing" Will Owens and "The Memorymaker" Cecil Pleazing. David Young and Veronica Fairchild defeated Maddog Dan Sawyer and Genni Right. (Brian Slack)
World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the H.P. Pavilion in San Jose, CA, tonight. Click here for spoiler results for this week’s SmackDown/ECW broadcasts from last night’s events in Fresno, CA. (Rich Tate)
June 6 United States Wrestling Organization results from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn. Attendance was 66 (CMA Music Festival was going on at the Stadium). New York Gangster beat Convict, Quinton Quarisma & J.C. Crowe beat Dyronic & Justin Spade when Quarisma pinned Dyronic,Se7en (with Charming Charles) beat Psycho Medic (first match in USWO since 2004), Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles) beat Cousin Jason X, USWO Tag Team Champions L.T. Falk & Damien Payne beat Shane Smalls & Lee Cross when Payne pinned Smalls. Post-match, Quarisma & Crowe ran in and beat down the champs, demanding a title match. Andy Douglas beat USWO Champion Mark Anthony (with Charming Charles) by DQ when Charles hit Douglas with his cane. Renesto came in to help attack Douglas until Falk & Payne made the save. (Larry Goodman)
Down South Hardcore Wrestling will be at the Howard Coffin Park Gym in Brunswick, GA, on July 19. (Thomas Bugg)
DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.
Larry Goodman and I spoke with Robert Trobich, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Alliance, immediately following the NWA event at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday night. I also talked with the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer earlier, previewing tonight’s Slammiversary PPV event from Total Nonstop Action, as well as the fiasco that is the Hogan family. Click here for the audio. (Rich Tate)
The annual reunion of the Cauliflower Alley Club takes place Monday through Wednesday in Las Vegas, NV, with J.J. Dillon serving as the master of ceremonies. Aside from the usual festivities, several people will be honored for their contributions to the wrestling business. Orville Brown will be honored with the Posthumous Award, which goes to people who, for one reason or another, were not honored by the CAC during their lifetimes. Ron Garvin, Butcher Vachon, Bret Hart, Betty Niccoli, Pat Patterson, Scott Teal, Haruka Eigen, and Steve Williams are also being honored. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Tatanka, who turns 47 today.
JUNE 8, 1926 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Manly defeated F.H. McWhorter > Dick Daviscourt defeated Charles Rentrop > Jim Londos defeated Pete Sauer / Notes: There was also reportedly a boxing match on this card, but it is not documented.
JUNE 8, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Young Londos defeated Pete Rogers > Spike O’Brien defeated Jack Russell > Bill Crussell defeated Son Almand
JUNE 8, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Billy Rayburn versus the Satin Kid > Tarzan Jordan defeated Joe Wolfe > George Romanoff defeated Baron Von Hoffman by disqualification / Notes: Billy Rayburn and the Satin Kid were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Referee Red Carlton disqualified Baron Von Hoffman in his match with George Romanoff for using flypaper on the latter’s whiskers.
JUNE 8, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Wyckoff and Henry Piers wrestled to a draw > Frank Sexton defeated Dick Lever > Ray Villmer defeated Marshall Blackstock / Notes: This would turn out to be the final card promoted by Frank Speer, as he unexpectedly died on June 10, 1938.
JUNE 8, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ATHLETIC FIELD (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Collins versus Jimmie Goodrich > Mike Cassidy & Jack Dillon versus Joe Gunther & Tsutoo Higami / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JUNE 8, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Barto Hill and Wally Greb wrestled to a draw > Chuck Ross defeated Ben Bennicasa by disqualification > Dick Lever and Chief Thunderbird wrestled to a draw > The Green Hornet defeated Jack Dillon > Boxing Match: Al Massey defeated Babe Zaharias by KO in sixth round
JUNE 8, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Charley Laye versus Big Boy Williams > Henry Piers versus Mile High Ross > Tony Mello versus Sailor Parker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JUNE 8, 1950 (THURSDAY) – DECATUR, GA – DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Blackstock versus Roy Mitchell > Frank Robinson versus Karl Kowalski > Johnny Long versus Bobby Lane > Hall Champion versus the Blimp / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JUNE 8, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Lane versus Nick Carter > Red McIntyre versus Art Nelson > John & Al Smith defeated Don McIntyre & Tex Riley / Notes: Aside from the match between John & Al Smith and Don McIntyre & Tex Riley, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
JUNE 8, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lee Grable defeated Dick Raines > Jack Bence defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Jerry Graham & Gene Stanlee defeated Jack Bence & Rocky Columbo > Danny McShain defeated Jackie Nichols
JUNE 8, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skull Murphy defeated Jimmy Jay > Texas Death Match: Dickie Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie
JUNE 8, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Whitson defeated Corsica Jean by disqualification > Bill Dromo defeated Mickey Blassie by disqualification > The Corsicans defeated Doug Gilbert & Lou Whitson
JUNE 8, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Rose Mullins defeated Fran Gravette > Pedro Godoy defeated Ivor Barrett > Andre Drapp defeated Laverne Baxter > Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ray Gunkel & Dick Steinborn / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
JUNE 8, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Roberts defeated the Mighty Jumbo > Dick Dunn defeated Pepe Perez > Matt Jewell defeated Rocky Storm > Sputnik Monroe defeated Joe Scarpa
JUNE 8, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa defeated Bob Dalton > Chief Little Eagle defeated George Harris by disqualification > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Corsicans
JUNE 8, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Gene Bobo > Dick Steinborn and Guillotine Gordon wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto defeated Gene Bobo & Billy Spears > Bill Dromo & Dick Steinborn defeated Guillotine Gordon & Krusher Karlson > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn & Klondike Bill defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as Southeastern Tag Team Champions since May 11, 1971.
JUNE 8, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears versus Sputnik Monroe > Bill White & Ed Wiskowski defeated Rick Ferrara & Tiger Conway, Jr. > Klondike Bill defeated Doug Gilbert > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Super Inferno #2 > Bobby Duncum defeated Bill Dromo > Bobby Shane defeated Bob Armstrong > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill Watts > Lights Out Match (No DQ): Ramon Torres defeated Stan Vachon / Notes: Billy Spears and Sputnik Monroe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Klondike Bill was the special referee for the match between Ramon Torres and Stan Vachon.
JUNE 8, 1973 (FRIDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Dick Steinborn – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Jack Armstrong versus Dick Steinborn > Ox Baker versus Koa Tiki > Battle Royal featuring Happy Humphrey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.
JUNE 8, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Steve Keirn & Mike Stallings > Bill Dromo and Dale Lewis wrestled to a draw > The Great Mephisto defeated Jerry Oates > Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Sweetan > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Robert Fuller & Bill Dromo > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Big John / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
JUNE 8, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel and Wayne Cowan wrestled to a draw > Les Thornton defeated El Bracero > Bob Armstrong & Dean Ho defeated the Red Devils > Dick Slater defeated Ken Mantell > Stan Stasiak & Abdullah the Butcher versus Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher.
JUNE 8, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Pappas defeated Charlie Fulton by disqualification > Randy Savage defeated Mike Stallings > Waldo Von Erich defeated Roberto Soto > Tony Atlas defeated Dick Slater > Texas Death Tag Team Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 and Ole & Gene Anderson. Bearcat Wright managed Dick Slater.
JUNE 8, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated Mike Hammer > Ray Candy defeated Doug Somers > Georgia Television Title Match: Blackjack Lanza* defeated Tony Atlas > No DQ Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Bob Armstrong > Dusty Rhodes defeated Kurt Von Hess > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel* to win title / Notes: Kurt Von Hess substituted for Bobby Heenan in the match with Dusty Rhodes. Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.
JUNE 8, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Sweetan defeated Mike Sharpe > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Eddy Mansfield defeated Don Diamond; Terry Taylor defeated Eddie Gilbert; Dutch Mantell defeated Tony Charles; Mansfield defeated Taylor; Kevin Sullivan defeated Mansfield; Sullivan defeated Mantell to win title > Mark Lewin defeated Tommy Rich > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Baron Von Raschke defeated Austin Idol* to win title > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* to win title > NWA World Tag Team Title Match: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood* defeated the Assassins > Title versus Cup Match: Harley Race defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. Harley Race retained NWA World Heavyweight Title and won Champion of Champions Cup in the match with Mr. Wrestling #2.
JUNE 8, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Tommy Wright > Ricky Gibson and Bryan St. John wrestled to a draw > Bruce Reed defeated the French Angel > Tommy Rich defeated Buddy Roberts > Mike Sharpe defeated Ken Patera > Ted DiBiase defeated Michael Hayes / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Buddy Roberts at the ring during his match with Tommy Rich, and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with Ted DiBiase.
JUNE 8, 1982 (TUESDAY) – CANTON, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Tom Prichard > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Michael Hayes & Leroy Brown defeated John Studd & the Super Destroyer > Dusty Rhodes defeated the Great Kabuki by countout / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.
JUNE 8, 1984 (FRIDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jake Roberts defeated King Konga > Animal defeated King Kong Bundy > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase > Sweet Brown Sugar & the Junkyard Dog defeated Paul Ellering & Animal by disqualification > Strap Match: Ole Anderson defeated Arn Anderson > Ron Garvin defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.
JUNE 8, 1986 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Black Bart defeated Rocky Kernodle > The Barbarian defeated Hector Guerrero > Jimmy Garvin defeated Don Kernodle > Jimmy Valiant defeated Baron Von Raschke > Ron Garvin defeated Nikita Koloff by disqualification > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Arn Anderson by countout > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard defeated the Rock & Roll Express > Bunkhouse Match: the James Boys defeated the Midnight Express / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card.
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IWC Summer Sizzler: IWC’s Tag Division Gets Sexually Harassed
IWC Summer Sizzler 2008 from the Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, Pa was the location of a happening years in the making. After months of inching closer and closer to tag title gold, only to fall just short, Sexual Harassment, Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol were granted one more chance at IWC Tag Champions Babyface Fire, Shiima Xion & Jason Gory. Despite a show stealing performance the month before, Eric & Justin were still lacking something. However, they found the missing piece to the puzzle in the form of an old favorite. Eric & Justin dusted off the Strawberry Surprise, the signature move of the original Sexual Harassment that won the group so many tag titles in the early part of the decade, and with that move they were finally able to reach their destiny after nearly two years of work: the newest incarnation of Sexual Harassment had finally captured tag gold. And angry Gambino Family emerged en masse to issue a challenge to the new champions, however management was quick to sign an 8 man tag match pitting The Gambinos & Hollywood Balds against Sexual Harassment & Babyface Fire July 5th at Ellsworth Basebrawl, a rematch from the main event of the historic premiere event one year ago.
Heavyweight champion Dennis Gregory had several items on his agenda at Summer Sizzler. First, he declared himself acting president of IWC until promoter Norm Connors arrived to the building to overrule all of Gregory’s so-called “decisions”. Secondly, he was verbally confronted by long-time ally John McChesney, upset over the apparent lack of respect Gregory has shown past War Machine members and particularly McChesney himself after all of the Fabulous one’s tireless work helping Gregory retain and regain his title. And after it all, Gregory still had to defend his title against the “Havana Pitbull” Ricky Reyes, the man Gregory twice screwed out of the title last summer. With no one around to aid him, Gregory had to use his mind. Weakening the arm and shoulder of Reyes, the Pitbull was left incapable of applying his lethal Dragon Sleeper submission. Once Gregory saw this, he pounced, stretching Reyes’ arm at a sickening angle until the referee stopped the bout, deeming Reyes unable to defend himself or continue. Reyes was irate the match was stopped without a tap out, however knowing Reyes’ pride. the official had no choice but to stop the match for Reyes’ own good.
Super Indy champion Jerry Lynn reigned supreme over newfound student 20-year-old Johnny Gargano. Gargano was appreciative of the opportunity to wrestle his mentor, thanking him during a pre-match interview, however in the ring, neither held anything back. It was Jerry Lynn’s Kryptonite Krunch that led to the veteran retaining his title, however Gargano had yet another career performance. Gargano returns to sit underneath Lynn’s learning tree as the “New F’N Show” continues his title reign.
Shirley Doe & Super Hentai were able to survive the “hit” put on them by The Family in their streetfight with Mickey & Marshall Gambino and they did it using The Gambinos’ own tactics against them: gang warfare. The Family tried to eliminate both opponents, including a Curse of the Gambino on Doe on the floor using two chairs. When neither man would stay down, the rest of the Family pounced. However, they underestimated the respect level the locker room has for Doe & Hentai, as well as the hatred so many of them have toward The Family. Sexual Harassment, Babyface Fire, and Michael “The Bomber” Façade who was brutally attacked by the Family a month earlier, all emerged to help even the odds. In the end, Doe, Hentai, and Façade, wielding chairs, were able to win and extract some revenge.
Part of Dennis Gregory’s failed plans as brief authority figure on this evening included a scheduled match between his opponent for later that evening Ricky Reyes, and Gregory’s increasingly frustrated co-hort John McChesney. However, once promoter Norm Connors arrived, he authorized some last minute changes. Specifically, McChesney’s new opponent: fresh off of a 3 week tour in Pro Wrestling NOAH, “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross. McChesney’s night had even worse news as M-Dogg was able to defeat the former 4 time Super Indy champion with the Shooting Star Press.
6’8 300+ pound Jason Bane made his official IWC in-ring debut, months after mauling the once-thought-unstoppable Ray Rowe, putting him on the shelf with a concussion. With both Ray Rowe and J-Rocc not in attendance for different reasons, the mammoth Bane was finally unleashed on IWC rings, specifically his victim for the evening “Balls Hot’ Troy Lords. Even the help of a steel chair had minimal effect, as Bane annihilated his opposition with the F5 in a clear and direct message to Ray Rowe. Later that night, Norm Connors announced Bane would team with J-Rocc on August 2 at No Excuses… against Ray Rowe & TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe.
The Hollywood Balds, “DeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco and “Bald Evil” Vendetta stepped into action against IWC newcomers The Best Around, “Immaculate” TJ Cannon and “Picture Perfect” Bruce Maxwell, picking up the victory after a bone-jarring powerbomb from Vendetta
CJ Sensation finally had to pay the price for his months of bullying IWC security, as the man he’s pushed around numerous times, Logan Shulo made his IWC debut against the veteran. Shulo had an impressive debut, and proved you can never underestimate or belittle anyone. However, the rookie was a victim of veteran tactics, as Sensation stole a pinfall with his feet on the ropes.
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The Wrestling Spider-Man beat The Cuban Assassin despite Cuban’s foot being on the ropes,
“The Pirate of the Caribbean” Phil Atlas beat The (masked) French Mystic,
Jeff Dupre beat Butcher Vachon (not the original) by Countout to retain the AGPW Heavyweight title,
Erin Angel (from the UK) beat “The Fabulous” She Nay Nay in a Ladies match,
Wrestling Spider-Man & French Mystic beat Cuban Assassin & Pirate of the Caribbean in a tag team match,
“The French Phenom” Rene Dupre beat “Nature Boy” Buddy Austin (formerly A-1 in TNA) in the main event.
The show ended with all the heels attacking Rene Dupre and the fan-favorites making the save including Emile Dupre chasing the heels swinging a steel chair!
The Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling ring before the show.
Todd Brantley sent this in:
Kayfabe Dojo in sanction with the National Wrestling Alliance present:
NWA Upstate's Continuing The Tradition 08'
Saturday June 28th
Main Street Armory
Rochester, New York
Preshow: 6:00 PM
Main Show: 6:30 PM
Tickets: $12 Presale
$15 Day of the show
$7 children 9 and under
For more info call the Upstate hotline: (585) 621-4293
Presale Tickets available at
Millennium Games & Hobbies
3047 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, New York
and through the Upstate website via PayPal at www.nwaupny.com
John McChesney returns to Upstate on the 28th!
"Fabulous" John McChesney vs. "The Havana Pitbull" Ricky Reyes
The fans have been waiting for this one for almost four months and we finally have it signed for the 28th. McChesney hasn’t been back here in Upstate since the last time these two faced off a few months ago in a brutal match. After the match, Reyes refused to release his Dragon Sleeper he had locked in on McChesney and left him out cold in the middle of ring bleeding from the mouth. Now McChesney will make his Upstate return to take on Reyes and there’s no telling the lengths these two will go to beat each other.
Triple Threat Match
Cheech vs. Platinum w/ Star Rider vs. Rip Impact
Cheech was on a roll up until last month when Gabe Saint ended his year plus long reign as No Limits Champion. Now Cheech will look to start his climb back up the Upstate rankings and will face Rip Impact and The Star Foundation’s Platinum. Last we saw Rip and Platinum they were competing on the same team but unfortunately they came up on the losing end. Platinum and Starrider have gone on to blame everyone but themselves for the loss so these two have a little score to settle as well it would seem. Needless to say it’s very important for these 3 men to get a win this one.
And don’t forget, already announced…
TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH
The McCloud Brothers vs. Brodie Lee & Cloudy
2CW’s Killer Steves open tag team challenge to any team on the Upstate Roster.
The NWA Upstate Tag Team Champions - Rhythm & Booze with Colonel Kayfabe and Sweet Lou will be in action.
Jimmy Olsen vs. "The Notorious BCL" Big Cat Lemmer
NWA UPSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Danny Doring © vs. TNA’s "Showtime" Eric Young
And of course...
THE STEEL CAGE WAR GAMES MATCH!
Dizzie, Zaquary Springate III, Jason Axe, Isys Ephex and J.D. Love
TEAM NWA Upstate
No Limits Champion Gabe Saint, Pepper Parks, Eric Everlast, & Dunn & Marcos
Bradley Grover sent this in:
These are from both myself and EPW VP Ricky Vazquez at www.theburninghammer.com/forum
-The season 2 finale of EPW Challenge is up and running.
On this week's episode we take a look back at the events that took place at Vindikation 3 in Danielson, CT.
This week's matches:
-Brian Nunes VS Tim Kilgore
-Anthony Pacitto VS Firecat
-Main event: Dan Freitas VS Shaya Shabo.
-You are now able to sign up for FREE Mobile alerts from EPW!
Standard text messaging rates will still apply, but if you have free text messaging on your cell phone...it's completely free!
You can go sign up here:
-As announced by EPW VP Ricky Vazquez at Vindikation 3, Amber Rae(Dan Freitas' fiance) was relieved of her referee duties for hitting Kongo with a chair during the Last Man Standing match between Freitas and Kongo. She will apparently be Dan's manager, as she appears near the end of his match against Shaya Shabo on the EPW Challenge season finale.
-Indy wrestler David Scott(aka Powerhouse Wrestling[New England] Heavyweight Champion Big Business) has been arrested on an assault charge. A video of the story is at the website fo Boston's WFXT-TV FOX25 at: click here
PTW sent this in:
In what has to be considered a major shock, the PTW Heavyweight Title changed hands in Ossett, Yorkshire; as Shabazz lost the championship to 'The Dark Angel' Mayhem under controversial circumstances. This, and more, as we welcome you to the results recap from Power Trip Wrestling - 'What It Takes', on Saturday 7th June....
* PTW's boss, Peter Staniforth, came out to start the show, and was immediately cut off within a couple of sentences; by the arrogant punk rocker Jack Toxic. Toxic went on to make his 'four reasons' why he felt PTW, Yorkshire, and Peter himself 'sucked'. Peter stood in the centre of the ring, took his sunglasses off, invited Toxic to do the same and say it to his face; and the two had a very intense staredown. Breaking the tension, Staniforth said that four insults....justified four OPPONENTS, and put Toxic into a gauntlet match; where he would have to fight one after another, after another...after another. Jack Toxic had a tantrum, claiming he'd only wrestle what he was booked for, a singles match; but after being taunted by Peter that 'being from Manchester, I guess I've confused you and I figure you might not even be able to count to four' - he decided that he'd take the challenge.
* Jack Toxic defeated James Dean Monroe, Danny Verile, James Tyler, and Bobby Falcon.
* El Ligero & Matt Myers defeated Martin Kirby & Nathan Irwin.
* Abdullah Qidar defeated Scott Adams.
* In the Six Man Tag Team Match, with elimination rules; the team of Sam Bailey & Alex Cyanide & Raynaldo faced off against Darren Mason, Adam James Bullivant, & Sam Baxter; with the final wrestler standing tall as the winner at the end being Darren Mason.
* In what must be considered an incredible upset, 'The White Light' Kevin Carter defeated Mad Man Manson.
* Damned Nation (Dragon Aisu & John Cameron) defeated Brad Flash & Mikey Riot.
* In the main event of the evening, 'The Dark Angel' Mayhem (w/Dan Edge) defeated Shabazz. Wild action around the arena, saw an even match, until two men jumped out of the crowd on behalf of Mayhem and attacked Shabazz, leading to the pinfall. These two men would be revealed as 1PW Academy wrestlers, who took it upon themselves to interfere in the match. Why? We're not sure. Peter Staniforth was way past furious, positively ballstic in fact; and came out to ringside and stated that Shabazz would get an immediate rematch. Shabazz took the microphone, and said that it took three people to beat him; and reiterated the desire for a rematch.
Dan Edge took the microphone, and stated if there was a rematch, it would be on their terms; and it would be a 'Three Stages of Mayhem' match. He led on to explain, that the first match would be decided by a standard pinfall, the second match would be an 'I Quit' match, and the final would be under 'Last Man Standing' rules. Mayhem would tease Staniforth by offering him the belt, as Peter reacted, he pulled it away. Peter shouted in anger, and Mayhem reacted in shocking fashion by punching PTW's owner out cold and left him laying on the floor. Shabazz attacked the 1PW Academy wrestlers and left them laying, and the challenge was accepted!
What goes on from here?! What is for sure are the following facts ....
1) We have a new PTW Heavyweight Champion, 'The Dark Angel' Mayhem; and Dan Edge's 15 month long quest to take the PTW Heavyweight Title into his managerial clutches has finally come to fruition.
2) Shabazz is furious that it took three people to beat him, and is literally counting the days to the rematch.
3) There's some kind of bad feeling between 1PW and PTW, and there is speculation that it is due to Peter Staniforth's well known past. We have no idea yet, why it would lead to 1PW Academy wrestlers to come to a PTW show and interfere in a match; but we're sure we'll find out.
4) After being knocked unconscious at ringside, Peter is currently taking a little time to evaluate the situation and the options that PTW have in the matter. He's as angry as hell, but he's also not talking....and that's worrying, as he is never short of words. What bearing do all the events of PTW 'What It Takes' have on the short term, and longer term future of Power Trip Wrestling?!......
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