Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
8/12 Southeastern Wrestling News, SAW, UPWA, Stro, OSCW & Chikara
On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 1:52 PM EST SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 08/12/2008
NEWS and NOTES
The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission held a public hearing today in Atlanta, GA, with Bill Behrens speaking for the Georgia Wrestling Promoters Advisory Committee. Joining Behrens were Frank Aldridge and John Taylor.
The Commission voted to table the proposed rules due to the fact new GAEC Executive Director Andy Foster and Behrens have been maintaining dialogue to negotiate a situation that will work for both sides. Cary Icther was present, but did not vote, since he feels the pending lawsuit against Total Nonstop Action on behalf of Konnan is a conflict of interest.
There will, however, be a vote next month that is expected to resolve the issue that has now been ongoing since November 2007.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA, tonight.
WWE has released three people from their developmental roster: Matt O’Neal, Charles Evans, and Brad Attitude.
Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info.
Ring of Honor has added a match featuring Adam Pearce versus Ruckus for the August 15 event in Cleveland, OH, at Gray’s Armory. Also advertised: Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against El Generico; Austin Aries versus Tyler Black in a grudge match; Erick Stevens defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Claudio Castagnoli; another grudge match, this one featuring Brent Albright & Roderick Strong versus Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki; and Bryan Danielson versus Kenny King. Also advertised are Larry Sweeney, Jimmy Jacobs, Adam Pearce, and Jay Briscoe.
Tonight, Full Throttle Wrestling presents a "Back 2 School Special" to take place at the Country Music Barn in Elkmont, AL. Advertised: Orion Bishop defends the FTW heavyweight title against Chrisjen Hayme. In a FTW tag title match, Mr. Blur & the Other Guy defends the belts against INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning. Six Feet Under's Hangmen's Death Match Open Challenge was accepted by Instruments of Destruction. Charlie Swinger vs. Phil Wilson. Shaun Peete vs. Jeff Jameson vs. Josh Hendrix. Corey Shaddix vs. Jeremy Flint. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 & under. The door opens at 6:30 PM and bell time is 7:30. For more information, call (256) 679-1315.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Terry Taylor (53) and Jonathan Coachman (35).
Today in Memoriam: Buddy Austin (1981) and Bronko Lubich (81, 2007).
Great Championship Wrestling has shows scheduled at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex, 1027 280 Bypass in Phenix City, AL, for the following dates: August 14, August 21, August 28, and September 4 (for the Fred Ward Memorial). All shows have a 7:30 bell time. For tickets call 334-664-1780.
NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on August 16 for an international television taping with the following advertised matches: Devil's Rejects (Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers with The Reverend) vs. Sal Rinauro & Ace Rockwell & Shadow Jackson, Young Lion's Match: Slim J vs. Chip Day, NWA Anarchy TV Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Brodie Chase, Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) vs. NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo with Jeff G. Bailey), Jeremy Vain (with Mr. Adonis) vs. Hayden Young, Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III) vs. New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver). Bell time is 8pm.
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the Bremen Recreation Center & Sports Complex in Bremen, GA, on August 22. Doors open at 6:15 and bell time is at 7:15. Advertised: For the SECW championship, Rob Adonis defends against Bull Buchanan. In a tag tournament match, Frankie Valentine & Josh Stone vs. The Nightmare & Kyle Matthews. Bulldog Raines vs. Brain Alexander. Adrian Hawkins vs. Sal Rinauro. In another tag tournament match, Chris Lightning & Chris Ganz vs. Billy Knight & Dustin Powers. Chip Day vs. Lamar Phillips.
Grappling Entertainment Athletic Revolution hosts their next show on August 24 at 4pm at Orlando Jai-Alai & Race Book, located on 6405 S. Highway 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730. For more information, call (407) 339-6221 ext. 107. Tickets are as follows: Ringside $17, Floor Seating $12, General Admission $10, Children (13 & Under) $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance via PayPal on the website. Advertised: Roderick Strong & Austin Aries vs. Kenny King & Jason Blade, Go Shiozaki vs. Kory Chavis vs. Chris Jones vs. Austin Amadeus, Tyler Black vs. Sal Rinauro, Erick Stevens vs. Chasyn Rance, Christopher Gray & Tommy Taylor vs. Jerelle Clark & Nooie Lee, Necro Butcher vs. Jon Davis, Bruce Santee vs Chip Day, The Loggers vs. The Lifeguards.
Dirty South Pro Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Brewton, AL on Sept 6th. Advertised: Man God CzR, Gino Galento & Col. Tex Galento vs. Marcus Garrett, The Rebel & Silver Fox Bobby Wilson. The winning manager will receive $500. In a handicap ladder match, Romeo vs. The Minister & Deacon Stone. "Hot Stuff" Heathy P will be the special referee. Cruiserweight title match, Kage vs. David Prime. DSPW Championship match, JT Angel vs. DJ Durst. Mike Metal vs. AWOL. More matches to be added. Doors open at 6:00 and belltime is 7:30. For more information call (850)287-4612.
The American Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Chipley, FL, on Saturday, September 6. Bell time is at 8pm. Advertised: "Adorable" Adrian Street vs. a mystery opponent, AWF Championship: Mr. Fantasy vs. Aaron Idol, AWF Tag Team Championship: The Assassins (c) vs. Terry Ryker & Trooper, Special Challenge Billy Goat Match: Dirty Larry Brock vs. Ken Curtis. More matches to be announced. Tickets are $8 at the door, $6 advanced purchase, $4 for children ages 6-12, and under 6 get in free. For more information, call 850.638.7183. Proceeds for this event go to The Friends Of The Disabled.
The Alabama Wrestling Federation and The Salvation Army present “Headlocks for Hunger” to take place on September 13 at the George County Fairgrounds in Lucedale, MS. Advertised: The main event will be Heidenreich vs. Doink The Clown in a New Orleans Street Fight. Terri Runnels will also be making a special guest appearance. More matches to be added. Admission is $10. If you bring in 2 non perishable food items, then admission will be $8. Doors open at 7pm and bell time is at 8pm.
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.
AUGUST 12, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Happy Yarn defeated Jimmy Hope > John Mauldin defeated Ripper Reeves > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Tarzan Jordan > Emilio Firpo defeated Joe Wolfe
AUGUST 12, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy LaDitzi defeated Cliff Thiede > Otto Kuss and Bill Lee wrestled to a draw > Dick Raines defeated Dorv Roche / Notes: Bill Lee substituted for Darna Ostapovich in the match with Otto Kuss.
AUGUST 12, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Lon Chaney defeated Yusef Hussane > Billy McEwen defeated Jack Ross (2-1)
AUGUST 12, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Mike Cassidy versus Pancho Villa > Ted Bell defeated Bill Jeffries by disqualification > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: Aside from the match between Ted Bell and Bill Jeffries, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Buck Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.
AUGUST 12, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carlos Rodriguez and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Al Galento defeated Charlie Harben > Johnny Long defeated the Black Menace by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Al Billings > Gorgeous George (2) defeated Dick Lever / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Tom Mahoney on August 5, 1949, in Atlanta. Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.
AUGUST 12, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie > Farmer Jones and Tokyo Joe wrestled to a draw > Roy Shire versus Dizzy Davis ruled a no contest > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie & Wild Red Berry / Notes: The match between Roy Shire and Dizzy Davis was stopped due to excessive bleeding by both men. Bobby Wallace managed Shire.
AUGUST 12, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie versus Mike Clancy > Texas Death Match: Kurt Von Brawner versus Tarzan White / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bibber McCoy was also advertised as scheduled to appear.
AUGUST 12, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff defeated George Drake & Bill Strozier > Ray Gunkel defeated Gorgeous George > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated the Mighty Yankee* to win title / Notes: The Mighty Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick Steinborn on July 29, 1960, in Atlanta. There was no referee for the match. Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.
AUGUST 12, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana defeated Tim Geohagen > Tarzan Tyler and Bill Dromo wrestled to a draw > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Gypsy Joe / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
AUGUST 12, 1965 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus Jesse James > Nick Kozak versus Dutch Savage > Benny Matta & Pepe Gomez versus the Corsicans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 12, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McKim defeated Wildman Wehba > George Harris & the Golden Terror defeated Greg Peterson & Tito Carreon > Dick Steinborn defeated Kenny Mack > Ray Gunkel defeated John Gudiski > Mario Galento, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Butcher Vachon & the Infernos by disqualification / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Buddy Fuller managed Mario Galento, Enrique & Alberto Torres. It was announced that Roger Kirby would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
AUGUST 12, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong & Dick Dunn and Alex Perez & Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling defeated Chico Cortez > Butcher Vachon defeated Bob Nandor / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
AUGUST 12, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cyclone Soto defeated Tim Geohagen > Roberto Soto defeated Tony Nero > Joe Scarpa defeated El Toro > The Super Assassins defeated the Kentuckians / Notes: It was reported that 2,800 were in attendance for this card. The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins.
AUGUST 12, 1971 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Ken Russell > Dick Steinborn defeated Krusher Karlson > Kubla Khan & El Mongol defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Bob Armstrong defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
AUGUST 12, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated Dick Steinborn & George Grant > Cisco Grimaldo defeated Wayne Cowan by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Paul Jones joined Capral to discuss many of the contacts he made in Las Vegas at the annual NWA meeting, and would be bringing in a lot of new talent to Atlanta over the next few months, including Man Mountain Mike.
AUGUST 12, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto versus Sonny Rogers > Dennis Stamp versus Doug Somers > Super A versus the Professional > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Tom Jones & Prince Pullins > Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 12, 1975 (TUESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – ALLISON’S SKATING RINK [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albany Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament featuring Nikolai Volkoff, Mike McCord, Toru Tanaka, Les Thornton, Mr. Fuji, Sonny King, Derrell Cochran, Dudley Clements, Bob Backlund, Bill Malone, Steve Kyle, and Bob Griffin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 12, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated George McCreery > Bearcat & Bobcat Brown defeated Ron & Jimmy Garvin > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Mike Graham defeated Bob Orton, Jr.,* to win title > Cage Match: Leon Ogle defeated Billy Spears > Cage Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Gary Hart managed Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.
AUGUST 12, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage and Richard Blood wrestled to a draw > Jacques Goulet defeated Roberto Soto > Dino Bravo defeated Bill White > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Missouri Mauler > Tony Atlas defeated Pak Song > Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.
AUGUST 12, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson defeated Pez Whatley > Tape: Ron Starr versus the Spoiler > Tape: Stan Hansen versus Ivan Koloff > Sonny King defeated Billy Starr > Dennis Hall & Steve Regal and Hartford Love & the French Angel wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.
AUGUST 12, 1982 (THURSDAY) – SAGINAW, MI (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Chick Donovan > Roddy Piper defeated Terry Gibbs > Paul Orndorff defeated the Masked Superstar > Dusty Rhodes & Tito Santana defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Don Muraco by disqualification / Notes: Roddy Piper managed Don Muraco.
The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.
Larry Goodman sent this report in:
Airing July 26, 2008 in Nashville, Tn on Comcast 74
Taped July 11, 2008 in Millersville, Tn at the Saw Mill
Michael St. John and Reno Riggns were at ringside with Riggins wearing the loudest, most hideous Hawaiian shirt in the history of fashion. LAST WEEK...He’s back in SAW and back in a big way - Arrick Andrews caused TVA to lose the tag team titles to Tribal Nation. Commissioner Freddie Morton has asked for time to officially reinstate Andrews on today’s show. Morton will announce the next challenger to face Kid Kash for the SAW International Championship, so don’t touch that dial.
It’s Showtime! And SAW starts now~! And the old opening montage is back!
1 – CHASE STEVENS vs. CHRIS CANE
Stevens humiliated Cane with a sequence of comedy spots straight out of the Three Stooges. The announce team talked about Cane cutting a prematch promo in which he blamed the fans for their lack of support last week when he challenged Kash. Stevens showed his physical supremacy over Cane. Riggins said it was just a matter of time before one of the big companies signed Stevens. St. John said SAW was probably the number three wrestling company in the country. What has he been smoking? Cane got untracked by forcing Stevens to eat the turnbuckle and then dropkicking him in the back of the head. Riggins said there were no casual Fridays in the offices of SAW these days, and gave a rundown of all the pandemonium. Stevens nailed a cool shadow lariat that gave Cane no chance to brace for the impact. Cane fired back. Cane flew from the top. Stevens caught him like he was a small child and planted him with spiral slam. Stevens moved in and made the kill with a fisherman suplex.
WINNER: Stevens in 4:30. Stevens looked invincible on offense. Stevens’ work ethic made for quite the contrast to Kash’s slacker approach to Cane last week.
MSJ did an in-ring interview with Stevens and Adam Armor. Stevens said he grabbed the best partner he could find. Armor thanked Stevens for all he had taught him over the last five years. Armor said they were headed for titles and High Society would go down like all the rest. Stevens challenged High Society to a match next week. Good promo. It was the energy they brought to it more than the words.
2 – SHAWN SHULTZ (with Rachel Worthington) beat JEFF JAMISON
Reno and MSJ hammered home the “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” storyline behind the bounty placed on TJ Harley and Miss Worthington, who was looking mighty fine in that short, black dress. Jamison used sheer tenacity to keep it even steven, until Shultz used an innovative counter, where he maneuvered Jamison into a seated position on the ropes and rudely slammed him down on the back of his head. Shultz administered a beating. Jamison mounted a comeback and came off the top, but Shultz was ready with a kick to the gut. Shultz blew a kiss to Worhtington as he planted Jamison with the DDT.
Winner: Shultz in 2:38. Shultz has looked good in all three of his SAW matches thus far. He showed just enough vulnerability before putting Jamison away.
Shultz was attacked by a bandaged up TJ Harley. He backed Shultz into the corner with a furious series of right hands and Shultz bailed out. Harley ripped the bandages off his head. Shultz was in such a state that Worthington had to lead him up the ramp.
Cut to Harley in the interview area with MSJ. Harley said he hooked up with Worthington for 6 months. “We had a couple of good times, but a lot of bad times. I’m sure you’ve been there, “ he said. “Oh boy, wallet’s lighter for it my friend,” said St. John. “If there’s something you know about T.J. Harley, I will never stop until I get what I want, and this time, Shawn Shultz, it’s vengeance.”
MSJ called Commissioner Morton to ringside to address the situation involving Andrews. Morton said he had been overseas working on the SAW syndication deal. Morton called Andrews out. Morton said when he got back from Europe, the buzz was all about Andrews and he had Andrews’ second appeal on his desk. Morton officially reinstated Andrews to SAW. Andrews gave a humble babyface thank you to his family and the fans.
The reinstatement of Andrews brought an enraged Adams to ringside. Adams said he didn’t know whose palms Andrews greased, but he gave him props for doing what he had to do to get back into SAW.
But I’ll tell you what. You’re gonna wish you curled up in ball and died by the time I’m done with you this time. SAW is all about Paul.
Adams offered Andrews a match against his marquee player, Ric Santel. Andrews said he would be glad to knock Santel’s teeth down his throat. Morton booked it for today’s main event.
Black and white footage of Anthony in his army gear with “White Rabbit” playing in the background. This was different. No army men. Anthony was behind bars in some type of basement dungeon with light streaming down from above. Anthony was hearing the voice of Uncle Ronnie P. (Gossett) in his head and laughing to himself.
I must see bloodshed soon. I’ve got to hurt somebody. Why not, Uncle Ronnie P? Why not? I’ve done everything you’ve asked. Why can’t I have some fun? Maybe you’re right. Maybe I’m not finished. Maybe you’re right, Ronnie P. We will let the mind games, ha, ha, ha, BEGIN!
Anthony barks. He tries to scale the bars to escape into the light. The music builds to a crescendo as the screen goes black.
3 – SIGMON vs. DREW HASKINS
Haskins surprised Sigmon with a pin attempt right at get go. Sigmon cut him off and took over. Sigmon hit his killer dropkick for a two count. Reno said Haskins needed to add weight to compete at this level. Haskins hit a high crossbody for a two count. Sigmon regained control, using a diving headbutt for a near fall. MSJ mentioned Sigmon’s Middle Eastern descent and seeing him reading his prayer book in the locker room. Haskins rocked Sigmon with a stiff running forearm and almost scored the upset with a release Northern light suplex. Sigmon dropped Haskins on his neck with a release German suplex, then hit a beautiful top rope diving headbutt –devastating enough to rate a “my goodness” from Reno - for the pin.
WINNER: Sigmon with the Colossal Camelback Headbutt at 2:39. You couldn’t have asked for much more with the time they were given - solid, fast-paced action and a great finish by Sigmon. I dare say Haskins has improved his striking.
Personality Profile: Rob Roy McCoy. McCoy said he moved from Scotland to England at age 18 to train with Andre Baker. McCoy said he beat up everybody there for a couple of years before moving to the US. McCoy listed his influences as Johnny Saint, Dynamite Kid, Randy Savage and Rick Rude. McCoy said he only intention in life was to become number one, and if he did not become the champion, his time in SAW was a failure.
Morton announced that Jerry Lynn would be the next challenger for the SAW International Championship held by Kash. MSJ said Kash had defended the belt in London, England the night before and they went via satellite (cough) to Kash being interviewed by Pandora. Kash said Lynn wasn’t going to be at SAW because Kash had left him a bloody mess in Japan, Australia, ECW and all points in between. Kash’s language was bleeped out several times. Kash bet his paycheck that Lynn wouldn’t show up, but if he did, Kash vowed to retire his 50 year-old ass. He made Lynn out to be an excuse-making crybaby, while Kash had worked with a broken jaw (true). Pandora objected to Kash running Lynn down. Kash told her to shut up because she was nothing.
I’m not playin’ boys. You wrestle me, you’re getting a pit bull. And Jerry Lynn, you wrestle me, you’re getting a retirement party.
The version that aired in Nashville inexplicably had a Krull video followed by a Hammerjack video. A match between replaced the video in the version for international syndication.
4 – ARRICK ANDREWS vs. RIC SANTEL
Andrews sprinted into the ring to attack Santel before the bell, and the crowd was on fire. Andrews was killing Santel with knee strikes. Santel was on dream street. Andrews started working a standing submission on Santel’s shoulder. Santel bailed and Andrews followed. Adams clubbed Andrews to distract, but Andrews was ready for Santel and continued to beat on him. The match did a 180 when Santel pumphandled Andrews’ shoulder across the top rope. Santel went to work on Andrews’ left shoulder bigtime. MSJ said Bart Durham’s legal help wasn’t enough to get Andrews back in SAW, and attributed it to the massive fan support. Riggins said he was glad to see Andrews back to restore law and order with A-Team. Andrews hit the spinning bulldog, but was writhing in pain as he landed on the left shoulder. Crowd was huge for Andrews here. Santel tried to pull Andrews to ring center, but Andrews used to ropes to block it and connected with a springboard back elbow. Santel kicked out at two. Andrews was slow to rise and clutching at his shoulder. Santel hit a powerslam and Andrews kicked out. Andrews escaped from Santel’s finisher and landed on the apron. When Santel went for a shoulder block, Andrews dropped an elbow to the base of his neck. Andrews was very slow to cover, and Santel kicked out again. They collided, and both men were staggering around clutching at their shoulders. Santel pounded on Andrews’ shoulder some more. Santel Slam? No. Dragon’s Curse. Yes. Cover and what’s this? David Young sliding in to break it up.
Andrews via DQ at 7:42 due to Young’s interference. I loved this match. Nothing fancy, but they did a great job of telling a story in the ring, the selling was awesome, and for a change, it had great heat. Andrews looked inspired. Bell-to-bell, it was the most solid performance I’ve seen from him.
Young gave Andrews his signature spinebuster, and one of those infamous Adams Family beatdowns ensued. Tribal Nation made the save. Cut to shot of A-Team on the ramp. The final shot was Adams shaking Young’s hand, as MSJ said Adams had taken a step further down the ladder to Hell.
Closing Thoughts: The main event made the show. Being a David Young fan from way back, the introduction DQ was fine by me. The firing was such a huge deal that the reinstatement of Andrews called for better than basically saying he was back by popular demand. By that logic, Boogie would also be back. With that said, Adams’ outrage saved the segment. The idea of Kash defending the SAW title in London cracked me up. When it comes to portraying itself as a big league organization, SAW leaves no stone unturned. At least they had Pandora and her legit British accent. The promo, an extension of Kash’s bratty character, was fine but longer than needed. The profile of McCoy clicked. It kept him play when he missed the taping. They’re teasing Sigmon as an Islamic heel. If they decide to pull the trigger, doing something interesting with that type of character will be a test for the creative minds at SAW. Stevens looks like a star, and is being treated accordingly. No words can adequately describe Anthony’s vignettes. This episode left me with a few questions. What about Boogie? The Nashville fans know where he is, but they won’t have a clue in Europe. What became of Damian Adams? We never got the promised update on his injuries. How will the announcers handle Anthony’s arrival? We’ve seen him for five weeks, but the vignettes are never acknowledged and his name has never been mentioned on the air.
Donald Brower sent this in:
The fastest growing wrestling promotion in the southeast invaded the National Guard Armory in Wilmington North Carolina with an action packed show when UPWA rolled into town on August 9th. In the Main Event, High Definition def. the Dawsons to become the No. 1 Contenders for the UPWA Tag Team Titles. They will face the current champs Big and Sexy at the September Supershow. In other action, Xavier Rush def. UPWA Cruiserweight Champion Christopher Shane in a non title match. Shane had originally won but the match was restarted when Ace of Punk pointed out to the ref that he had cheated. Rush took advantage and rolled Shane up for the win. Mean Marc Ash def. Eric Evans. The All American Athletes def. ATL and Ace of Punk when Christopher Shane interfered in the match, paying Punk back for earlier. Beast def. Jason Beasley via pinfall. Dave Renegade def. Frank Stone. Mikal Mosley def. David Hening when the debuting Psycho Circus came to ringside and distracted both men. During the ensuing chaos, Mosley took advantage and pinned Henning for the victory. In the Opening contest, the Debuting Titus def. Night Breed. UPWA returns to the armory on September 13th with an action packed card. For more information visit http://www.theupwa.com
The Stro sent this in:
NWA-MSW and XWE events in WV this weekend
NWA-MSW pro wrestling
Saturday Aug. 16th
Princeton Rec. Center
Belltime: 7:30 pm est.
Tickets: Advance $6 at Door $8
Stro "The Maestro of Wrestling"
Jason "The Gift" Kincaid
Diablo Jr. and Johnny Blast
"Cuban Assassin" Richie Acevedo
Watch NWA-MSW on FOX WVNS DT Sundays at 11 am. est.
XWE pro wrestling event
Sunday August 17th
Belltime is 5 pm est.
Epic Sound Stage
323 Adams Str.
Former WWE star
Former WCW star and current NWA star
Stro "The Maestro of Wrestling"
Plus Damien Lee and the top stars of XWE including an XWE Ladies Match, XWE Tag Team title match, XWE No. 1 contenders match over the top rope battle royal, and many more surprises!
The Reinfields and Dangerkat!
$10 tickets Call 304-276-5336
Stro on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thestro
Stro merchandise on sale!: http://www.cafepress.com/strostuff
Help fight Pancreatic Cancer: http://www.pancan.org/bobbi
OSCW sent this in:
OSCW Old School Championship Wrestling
Sunday, Aug 24 th
428 RedBank Rd. Goose Creek, SC
Bell Time 6pm
Former NWA World Champion "Wildfire" Tommy Rich vs. Hans
Also: Elimination match between "The Company" vs. "Team OSCW"
visit: http://www.oscwonline.com or call (843) 743-4800
CHIKARA sent this in:
CHIKARA brings "La Loteria Letal" to Easton on September 6th!
Next month, we're gathering up 18 of CHIKARA's finest and tossing their names into a random lottery. Sixteen of them will be chosen for duty in a tag team tournament, paired together at random and sent in pursuit of three points! On Saturday evening, September 6th, we'll offer the first two rounds of tournament action featuring these extemporaneous tag teams, as well as some non-tournament bouts.
For starters, the two wrestlers that are not selected in the lottery will face off in a singles match that night in Easton. Additionally, a non-tournament 8-man tag (or atomico, if you prefer) will round out the card.
Names already entered into the lottery:
1) Eddie Kingston
2) Claudio Castagnoli
3) Mike Quackenbush
4) Lince Dorado
5) Brodie Lee
7) Ultimo Breakfast
8) Vin Gerard
Right now, our July event "Tragedy and Triumph" is up for sale on the Smart Mark Video site! It comes complete with all 9 matches from the event, as well as 8 backstage interviews, and additional bonus materials! All that, and a new, original cover by artist Marco D'Alfonso! Support CHIKARA by buying our official releases, available only at Smart Mark Video!
Advance tickets for upcoming live events (including our return to the Lehigh Valley) are on sale right now! Visit our online store and pick up your copy of the third issue of the CHIKARA comic book (Season 7, Volume 3)!
"La Loteria Letal"
9.6.2008 - Saturday Evening
Live @ The Palmer Community Center!
4100 Green Pond Road
in Easton, PA!
The action begins at 7:00 pm!
"Style and Substance"
9.7.2008 - Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The ECW Arena/New Alhambra!
7 W. Ritner Street
in South Philly, PA!
The action begins at 4:00 pm!
"The Artistic Pursuit of Being Yourself"
9.20.2008 - Saturday Evening
Live @ The Streamwood Park District Community Center!
777 S. Bartlett Rd.
in Streamwood, IL!
The action begins at 7:00 pm!
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