Saturday, September 27, 2008
There have been comments recently made by Kurt Angle about TNA being "too complicated" . I agree with him. It all started with the six sided ring and has grown into stipulations beyond stipulations. Is it so hard to understand that sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach? How would you feel if someone walked up to you and said Congratulations I’m glad to see you celebrating the anniversary of your birth? Isn’t it better to just say Happy Birthday? The secrets to this business aren’t really secrets. I don’t understand the thought process involved and I don’t believe that it’s helping the company.
The recent promos made by Sting really don’t make any sense either. Hey I got a call from Vince McMahon and I could have made millions of dollars but I chose to come here instead. So you can’t make millions in TNA? Why bring that up? Why make the company look like a minor league company? If you are going to create a strong brand you have to treat your company like it’s the best.
We all want and need TNA to succeed but to get to the next level they are going to have to change their paradigm, They have to really think and present things to the public that present a symbol of excellence.
There is talk that C.M. Punk is going to the tag team division. I would be a big supporter of this move if it is being done with the true intent of making it a “real” division again. I grew up surrounded by tag team wrestling and I enjoy wrestling in tags more so than single matches. The WWE can really do something good here they have a guy who can make this work, if they give him the right partner I think it could happen. I see C.M. Punk as the new Rob Van Dam, a guy that the people support and will continue to support no matter how WWE books him. The WWE has to get over itself and listen to the fans when the people select someone, you need to run with it.
I have no idea who they are going to use to team up with C.M. Punk and there are several good choices. If I had my way, I believe it is time to bring back Deuce. In the current tag team division there is a big focus on second generation stars. This is the time to introduce the son of the original phenom Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. It could really get over in a big way if handled properly and Snuka is used properly to help the team. I know there are many choices but this is how I would handle it and who I would use as C.M. Punk’s partner. I think it gives a lot of possibilities now and down the road as well.
One guy that I enjoyed working with was Al Perez. He was very easy to referee for but his style was very limited. I can remember one day in the Baltimore Civic Center, standing with Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff. We were watching Al Perez wrestle Dusty Rhodes; it was time for Al to get a push. Well it didn’t take them long to figure out that Al was wrestling Dusty the same we that he would wrestle anyone else. He didn’t know how to make Dusty shine. It was pretty clear that the push for Al would come to an end that night. It didn’t matter who it was from Flair, to Luger, to Nikita Koloff you wrestled Dusty Rhodes (the booker) and you better know how to make him shine.
I always thought that Al was a good talent but probably didn’t get as far as he could have. I was in the ring with him and Nikita one time he gave Nikita his whirlybird move. When we got in the dressing room Nikita told him that he was uncomfortable with the move and that he didn’t want to take it anymore. It was not well received by Al who informed Nikita that he felt he was there for everything with him.
It was a few weeks later we ended up in the ring again and, sure enough, Al went for it. When he did Nikita basically just sat out on him and wouldn’t go. Of course it looked horrible. Al looked at me and said "son of a bitch". What did he expect?Anyone who knows Nikita, especially in those days, should know that he wasn’t going to go for it? In this business, it is about cooperation and Nikita isn’t the type of guy to go along just to avoid headaches. It could be argued that the kind of things I mentioned here about Al are the reasons he didn’t achieve more in the business. Al Perez was a good talent/ But if you don’t “get it” in this business you won’t reach the top of the industry.
The picture with this article is of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Ricky Steamboat Jr and Rick’s parents “Mr. and Mrs. Steamboat”. In reality this is the Blood family out supporting Richie in one of his matches near his home in the Carolinas. It does look like Richie is working hard to achieve his goal of getting to the wrestling world’s biggest stage. The credit for this photo goes to Liana Catoggio.
This has been a piece of my mind
----Maclin puts over the fact that he was in Memphis Sport magazine. Then they air Sgt Slaughter, Todd Bargella and David Dean vs. Romeo Roselli, Ricky Landell and Brian Anthony. Heat on Slaughter. Crowd was into it – I was bored. Anthony submits to the cobra clutch.
----Joe vs Styles was up next. Joe won with a muscle buster. Not the level of a match that you would think. There was no typical psychology with heel heat and such. Actually Joe worked heel more or did he?? This is one of the major reason I am not a big fan of Styles – it is like he just does spot after spot for no reason. They look good and the crowd was popping [because they are educated to the spots], but just not my kind of match.
----“Wrestling Professor” segment. 10.17.87 is the date given to him. Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler win AWA Tag Team Titles from Soldat Ustinov/Doug Somers. They first air a music video showing Dundee/Lawler winning the belts. Somers was such a good worker and Ustinov was green as grass, but not as bad as I remember him. Maybe cause he was working Lawler/Dundee?? It looked like double heat with Dundee finally getting the hot tag to Lawler when Somers missed a flying headbutt from the top rope. Lawler pulls down the strap and boom boom boom, they are the new tag champs after Dundee ended up in the ring pinning Somers. Crowd went crazy!!!
----Lawler/Dundee come out for an interview with tuxedos on. They looked real cheesy. The crowd was loud. Eddie Marlin is out with them. Dundee/Lawler both were both single champs and had to give up titles. Interview was very good. Lawler is such a great storyteller. Their first title defense would be against Hector Guerrero/Dr. D [who actually beat them for the belts].
----It is always so weird hearing Lawler put over TNA talent…They plugged www.kinglawler.com...6 man tag with Slaughter and Styles vs Joe was from “New Electric City Slam” www.northeastwrestling.com ‘s DVD from 11.03.08…Didn’t Boris Zukhov go to the WWE during this time and that is why he was not defending the tag belts??...Who was Dr. D???...This was not a good show and was easily the worse since returning to TV. How can they keep putting on taped matches from the Northeast including TNA stars and classic stuff??...Show will be available online at www.rronews.com on Tuesday for your viewing privilege, so you can vote in our weekly Memphis Wrestling Poll.
Stan Lee over "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony
Dell Tucker & Cody Melton over "Girlcandy" Christian Jacobs
"The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony won The Battle Royal to guarantee him a TLCW Title match
TLCW Champion Bishop over TLCW Cruiserweight Champion The Baron Malkavain
Flash Flanagan over Dustin Starr by DQ when Greg Anthony and Bishop interfered but DK and Stan Lee made the save.
Flash Flanagan/Derrick King/Stan Lee over Dustin Starr/Greg Anthony/Bishop in a 6-Man Tag Main Event.
After the main event, Starr/Anthony/Bishop jumped their opponents and almost caused a near riot with the 200 plus fans in attendance. Dustin beat Flash's leg with his own kendo stick. Stan Lee dislocated his knee, courtesy of TLCW Champ Bishop and Derrick King was the victim of 3 Golden Guillotines. Local police officers and fair officials showed up to keep things at bay.
----This is the kind of stuff that will get the crowds back up.
Thumbs Up 69
Thumbs Down 31
----The show, even though the interest was way down in votes this week, still has not gotten a Thumbs Down since coming back. BAM on the Kayfabe Board wrote something that I am hearing from a lot of people, but it keeps getting a thumbs up..
"My question is, who are the morons that are giving it a thumbs up. Have you actually watched the show? 1 thumbs down even isn't enough for how shitty it is. Needs 3 or 4 thumbs."
Friday, September 26, 2008
Fans and community to benefit from new operation in Memphis area
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – A new professional wrestling venture will seek to bring a different style of the business to the Memphis region with a community-minded approach when New Experience Wrestling (NEW) presents a series of three weekly wrestling events beginning Friday, Oct. 10.
The organization is the creation of former wrestling great “Nightmare” Ken Wayne and his staff from the “Nightmare Ken Wayne School of Wrestling.”
“When I started my wrestling school a couple of years ago, I knew that my students would eventually reach a point to where they needed to learn a different side of the wrestling business,” said Wayne. “I have several students who are now ready to learn what it is like to perform on a television program. They have the basics down and have learned how to perform in front of audiences for independent wrestling companies in the area. Unfortunately, none of those companies have a television outlet for my students to learn that avenue of the business.”
According to Wayne, wrestlers who have either graduated from his school or are currently enrolled in it will compete along with other accomplished wrestlers who received their training in the years prior to the opening of Wayne’s school. The crew will film three weeks of live wrestling matches on consecutive Friday nights – Oct. 10, 17 and 24 – at Wayne’s school, located at 201 E. Jefferson St., Building No. 2, in West Memphis.
Wayne added that the events will teach his students more than just how to perform in front of a television camera. They will also receive hands-on production training by operating audio, video and computer equipment for the shows. The new venture will also showcase a new style of wrestling to fans in attendance.
“Today’s wrestling business on a national scale is centered on what is called ‘sports entertainment,’” said Wayne. “While that style has its positives, I firmly believe that many fans would enjoy a more competitive style. I think sports can be entertaining. We want to showcase the athletic abilities that our performers possess. That alone will be entertaining. You’ll see some characters come out too, but I can assure you if you see a guy who has an attitude in front of the camera, he pretty well has that same attitude in real life.”
Focused not only on the in-ring portion of the shows, Wayne hopes to offer something a little more to Memphis than just wrestling.
“We want to help provide top notch entertainment for the communities we will serve,” said Wayne. “Kids today need something to believe in and somewhere to go that is not harmful to them. This will be one of those places where a mother can be sure that her child is safe and having a good time at the same time.”
Following the first night’s event on Oct. 10, Wayne will speak to those in attendance to address any questions that may arise in regard to the new organization and its future goals. Community and business leaders in the area will be encouraged to help Wayne, and his staff, develop ways to make the new organization a success for not just the wrestlers, but the community as well. Several such community and business leaders have already confirmed their attendance for some or all of the events.
“We certainly have many goals in mind,” Wayne said. “This series of Friday night events is hopefully the first step toward something bigger and better. We would love to work with our local businesses and communities to make this something special in the future.”
Fans in attendance at the three events will see the first two graduates of Wayne’s school – “3G” Eric Wayne and Kid Nikels – plus currently enrolled students Greg King Jr. and Matt Justice.
For more information on New Experience Wrestling and the “Nightmare” Ken Wayne School of Wrestling, visit www.nightmarekenwayne.com or call 901-831-4198.
----I thought this was fun involving Tony Myers working against ALOT of guys from this area. If you don't know Myers, then he will probably be remembered most for as a jobber for Memphis Wrestling. As you will see in the video, he has been in the ring with a bunch of guys that went on to bigger and better things. Myers currently supplies the "Classic" footage for Memphis Wrestling and runs the pseudo-wrestling death match promotion out of Memphis - "Sex and Violence".
Thursday, September 25, 2008
----CLICK HERE for the regular scheduled "Shows for The Weekend". MAW has a great event scheduled for this weekend. It is the second annual "Memphis 10". Last year's winner was Austin Lane. He has entered again this year. This also looks to be closer to an actual Top 10 of talent in the this area with the addition of guys like Stan Lee and Greg Anthony. MAW is does not draw big numbers, but I don't think I am going out on a limb in saying, there might be a few "Match of the Year" candidates just on this show. Someone please send me the DVD!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
After the match Derrick King, Shawn Schultz, & Reno Diamond came out to cut a promo about their match later in the night. After what seemed like an eternity of them running down the fans and their opponents, out comes TFO to interject their thoughts. K.C. Gold then informed Derrick King again that even though he has possession of the MAW title belt he is not the champion. He also informed Derrick & the fans that the winner of the Memphis 10 tournament next Sunday will be crowned the new champion. Gold also promises that Derrick will not leave the arena tonight with the belt.
Baron Malkavain w/ Big Country defeated Armageddon via count out.
Big Country announces that due to a knee injury he will not be able to wrestle so he hand picked Baron to take his place. The end of the match saw Big Country hitting Armageddon with one of his crutches while the referees back was turned. Armageddon then focused on Country & chased him out of the arena as the ref counted Armageddon out.
Match #3 Tatt2 defeats Suicide with 901 & frog splash.
Match #4 Qualifying match for the Memphis 10.
Goldenboy Greg Anthony defeats The Crime. After the match Goldenboy assures everyone that he will win the tournament and that his word is “Good as Gold”!
Match #5 MAW tag team champions Austin Lane & Scott Fury retain their titles over
KC Gold’s surprise challengers The Playboy Club Tommy Wayne & Ray Ray. This match had a lot of high spots and fast paced action. By all accounts match of the night.
Match #6 Jerry Lynn defeats Reno Diamond by pin fall.
As Lynn lifted Reno for a slam, the ref got hit by Reno ’s leg knocking him to the mat. Reno slipped out of the slam attempt & delivered a jaw breaker to Lynn . Derrick King ran in seizing the moment to help out Reno . Reno held Lynn for King’s superkick but Lynn managed to escape causing King to kick Reno instead. Chris Lexx ran out & tossed Derrick out of the ring as Lynn pulled the ref over to make the 3 count.
In the Main Event TFO’s team of Johnny Morton & Chris Lexx defeated Derrick King & Shawn Schultz by DQ after Reno Diamond interfered. After the match DK, Schultz & Diamond continued to beat down Morton and Lexx until Jerry Lynn followed by KC Gold made the save. Schultz & King bailed out leaving Diamond unaware he was alone with Lynn and Gold. Reno tried to hit Gold with the MAW title but Gold ducked and as Reno turned around Gold booted him in the gut which caused Diamond to drop the title belt. Then Gold shoved him to Lynn, who delivered a cradle piledriver as King & Schultz looked on. Gold then picked up the MAW title and raised it high telling King he kept his promise and that if he wanted to be the MAW champion next Sunday he would get to earn it.
Ticket count was 42 with 65 in the crowd.
Credit: MAW Gizzold
If you’ve ever been in Memphis during the last week of Sept, you probably know that this is the time of year they hold the Mid-South Fair. The Fair has been around for over 150 years and for many decades has been located at the fairgrounds, which also contains Liberty Bowl Stadium and more importantly to me, the Mid-South Coliseum.
Over the years, Memphis Wrestling had a hot and cold relationship with the Mid-South Fair. Some years wrestling had their cards at the Coliseum and held it in unison with Fair. Other years, for whatever reasons, wrestling was moved to the Cook Convention Center downtown.
One of the most memorable wrestling events that happened at the Mid-South Fair didn’t even happen in a wrestling ring. Way back in Sept 1959, the legendary Sputnik Monroe had a few too many to drink on a Sunday afternoon and started to give some of the rodeo cowboys some grief. One of the cowboys, Ray Marley took offense and knocked the drunk wrestler out. Monroe ended up with a large cut under his blackened, left eye, a sore jaw and a visit to the hospital. When the doctor asked him what happened, Sputnik quickly told him a Brahma bull had kicked him. Memphis promoter Buddy Fuller quickly tried to do damage control and offered Marley $1500 to wrestle Sputnik in a rematch in the ring. The cowpoke turned the offer down and nothing more came of it.
In the late 1970s through the 1980’s, if it was Monday night in Memphis, there was wrestling at the Coliseum. You counted on it. If you missed the Saturday morning show on Channel 5, you checked with your friends, (or looked up the card in the Sunday newspaper’s sports section), to see who was fighting.
Being lucky enough to grow up during these “glory days”, the Mid-South Coliseum was considered hallowed ground. As my buddy Scott Bowden has mentioned before, there was no NFL, MLB or NBA sports team to cheer for in Memphis. We did have Jerry Lawler and his field was the Mid-South Coliseum.
Even though the Coliseum was opened in 1964, it didn’t become the home to weekly wrestling until June 07, 1971 (image below).
Over the years, there were so many great cards and matches held there, it would take pages to list them all. Besides Jerry Lawler, some of the names that run through my mind include: Jackie Fargo, Lance Russell, Tojo Yamamoto, Al and Don Greene, Jerry Jarrett, Bill Dundee, Dutch Mantell, Jimmy Hart, Sam Bass, Jimmy Valiant, Eddie Marlin, Tommy and Eddie Gilbert, Tommy Rich, Plowboy Frazier, Sputnik Monroe, Terry Funk, Harley Race, Nick Bockwinkel, Jack Brisco, Joe LeDuc, Buddy Landell, the Mongolian Stomper, Ricky and Robert Gibson, Ricky and Paul Morton, Jerry Calhoun, Andy Kaufman, Koko Ware, Phil Hickerson, Dennis Condrey, Jim Cornette and so many more.
I took the above pictures while at the Mid-South fair this week. This is the last year it will be held at the Fairgrounds. Sadly, I expect the Mid-South Coliseum to be gone this time next year. Memphis Mayor, Willie Herenton has little use for both the Coliseum and the fairgrounds, (and can’t wait to sell the land off. )
Classic “Memphis Wrestling” has been gone for many years. Whenever I see the Coliseum, I immediately remember all those great matches of the past. When the day finally arrives and the Coliseum is no longer around, it will be a very sad day indeed.
----Mark James is the author of “Memphis Wrestling History – Cards, Matches, Results, Newspaper Clippings” Vol 1 and "Vol 2: The Programs 1972 - 1976" James also is the webmaster to the BEST Memphis Wrestling site in the area – memphiswrestlinghistory.com - Click on his site and order his books!!
----I am still looking for a full time regular reporter for the following groups..
-TLCW Ripley, TN
-MCW Osceola, AR
-RWL Newbern, TN
----The site will be getting a major makeover sometime in the next week. I will actually change the "Picture of the Week"..LOL I will also have a full update on the new book!!
----My apologies to "rookie" nominee suggestion Mike Anthony for posting him as "Mark". It has been corrected. Also, I forgot to mention the Horizon Award suggestions, so CLICK HERE to look at MY picks on that award. It might surprise you as I went a little bit different road with that award this year.
2nd match The Real Deal Tim Edwards vs. Pimpwheat vs. The Royale Executioner Ok this match could have been worse. Executioner is a big guy that didnt want to sell. Edwards worked really stiff with him to get him to sell but just ended the match to save it from getting worse.
3rd match Simon Reed vs. Lil Tim good match from these guys. Simon gave alot of good spots to Tim and ended the match with a pretty tombstone piledriver.
4th match Gunner Thompson vs. Dazzlin Dixie What else can be said? As you can imagine not the best match of the night. Dixie over with a sloppy Samoan drop.
5th match Jodi Allen vs Dirty Sanchez another good match on the card. Alot of flying around the ring. Best move of the match was the backdrop from Allen that turned SAnchez a full 450. Very good match almost match of the night lol. Sanchez hits a nice moonsalt on Allen and out comes Edwards. Edwards hit Sanchez with a huge Baldo bomb. After that Allen and Edwards beat down Dirty until Simon Reed and Gunner Thompson made the save.
6th match was the match of the night. Jon Biscuit Roberts vs. Gaylon Ray. These guys are doing the Owen and Bret angel about who is the better brother. This was a wild strap match with some unbeliveable blood. At one point in the match Gaylon caught Jon doing a suicide dive out of the ring and turned it into a DDT onto the guard rail. Gaylon Ray the winner by touching all four corners. After the match John was carried to the back in a wheelchair. Love to see the next match in this feud. These guys are doing great so far.
About 25 in the building with about 80% of that freebies…Shawn Reed and Anita Page didn’t show up for the second week in a role…Shannon Lee wasn’t there due to a family emergency.
Credit: RWL Rebel
----Somebody help me out here. This is not "the" Johnny Hawk; right?? And, is this the same Dirty Sanchez that worked MS shows??...I am hearing from a lot of guys that they can't work this show anymore for FREE mainly because of the price of gas.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Josh Sydell Vs Big Al
Finally a finish to this Dress Match Josh Sydell very impressive against big al Might of even had it won after the inverted code. Josh goes to the top rope and hot rod distracts him Al walks up from behind and delievers a great 360 Powerbomb. Al Pins Sydell. Josh puts on dress - crowd goes nuts!!!
Demon X Vs Regulator
Regulator stays on top most of the match until Demon X hits his fall away slam
Demon X Pins him 123
Mexiconos(Hawk & Harper) Vs Fraternity Row(Tommy & Chuck)
Mexiconos tried cheating the whole time but got stopped ever time from Tommy and Chuck. Chuck got took down with them working on his legs, Chuck made a come back and tagged Tommy in. Tommy cleans house after a big body slam to Hawk and a elbow drop.Tommy Went to the outside to get Harper. Hawk went to chullupa drop Chuck rolled behind and rolled up hawk for the 123.Fraternity Row Is now 4-0 still undefeated too bad celebration didn’t last long Hawk and Harper beat Tommy and Chuck down with a slap jack and a mop handle. So Next week loser leaves ASWF Fraternity Row Vs Mexiconos.
X-Kaliber Vs Scott fury
The x- division champ X- Kaliber took it to Scott Fury. Fury by DQ when X used the title belt. X kept beating him up after the match until Demon X made the save.
Ray Ray Vs Austin Lane
Another great match back and forth the whole time. Austin does gets the win then out of nowhere ray hits Austin with a super kick after holding his hands in the air. Ray gets out gets a chair and lays Austin out saying if the crowd wanted you then they got you
Morgan Williams Vs Nikki Lane European Championship Street Fight
It is what you read A Street Fight - All night people waited for this crowd going crazy for Nikki to beat Morgan. Morgan pulled out ever thing using chairs and all Nikki lane even got busted open in this contest. Morgan had Nikki beat and wouldn’t pin her making her hurt, Austin Lane came out hit Morgan and put the challenger Nikki on top for the 123. New Champ Nikki Lane. During the celebration Ray slides in bumps Austin and shoves Nikki Lane down to make his point. Austin gets back up and Ray Runs away
245 In Crowd
Ray Ray & Morgan williams Vs Nikki & Austin Lane
Mexiconos Vs Fraternity Row Loser leaves Town Match
X-Kaliber Vs Demon X
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tasha Simone, the ""Meanest"" Female in Wrestling
versus, West Virginia's Rugged Sarah Lynn
Great Match to showcase MLW on Friday at the TFW Show
The Line Up for MLW, October 4, 2008
MLW Ladies Championship Match
""Mean"" Tasha Simone
"Lil" Su Yung
Semi Main Event
New York's Favorite Lady Wrestler
North Carolina's No. 1 Darling
A Mystery Opponent
West Virginia's Sarah Lynn
Indian Star, Alere Little Feather
OVW, TNA Star, Josie
Main Event Opening Match
"Queen of East Tennessee, Misty James
5'10" Star, Rock N Roll Rock C
card subject to change, other matches could be added
Just in case nobody sent the results in.
Ty Hamilton beat Michael Gilbert
Mucho Dinero beat Baron Malkavain
Flex over Johnny Dotson
Tim Grind over Derrick King( I believe Cory interfered.]
Kevin White w/Garry White beat Koko Ware
Brian Christopher beat Humongus
Koko Ware won the 12 man over the top rope battle royal.
Crowd was around 125
Credit: MSW Studd
----I did get the chance to see some footage of Kevin White trainee Michael Gilbert yesterday. This guy has a lot of potential.
Anthony Wayne b Violent T via submission
Psycho Medic & Dyronic b Davey Wright & Stevie King when Medic pinned Wright
Travis Starr b Chris Norte by DQ when Norte escsped an abdominal stretch by pulling ref Boogie into Starr, knocking him down
Kid Dynamite b Anthony Wayne
ATL Tag Team Champions Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn b White Tiger & Derrick Neal in a 2/3 falls match (third fall was a DQ on Tiger after ref Boogie found Lowe's chain in Tiger's vicinity afer pinning Lowe)
Credit: Jimmie Daniel
Drew Magruder and Hotrod open the show as usual and Hotrod starts asking why all of the TIWF logos are covered up with XOW ( Xtreme Outlaw Wrestling) banners. The Music hits and Sarge O'Reilly and Tony Watts come to the ring. They announce they are in the TIWF for one reason and that is to take over. They proceeded to bring out various XOW members like Neil Taylor AC Styles, Syn D.J. Stunner and the owner of the XOW Bill Russ. Neil Taylor issues a challenge to Tank Turner. Owner Bill announces that AC Styles would compete in the first match of the night.
AC Styles (XOW) vs. Criss Braggs vs. Outlaw
This match was very quick. Outlaw and Styles teamed up to beat down Criss. Criss made a comeback and tossed Outlaw out of the ring and went to the top for the flying headbutt and probable win over AC Styles but all the members of the XOW hit the ring and beat Criss up. Outlaw thought it was a celebration and started slugging the security. XOW then turned their focus on the jubilant Outlaw and beat him down even more severely than Criss Braggs.The XOW gang was chanting XOW and inciting the crowd. This match was ruled a no contest.
Neil Taylor def. Tank Turner
Good match between these two. Neil was accompanied to the ring by Russ and Manager Watts. This match featured a lot of basic wrestling. Tank Turner gained the upper hand but was cheated out of a victory by outside interference. Then as before the XOW gang attacked Tank and left him lying in the ring.
“ The Violent” Jodi Allen def. Dirty Sanchez
This was match of the night as these two put on a great match with lots of high flying moves. The match was fast paced with Allen cutting off Sanchez and Sanchez countering with several luchador style moves. No interference in this match. Jodi Allen wins.
Chico Mendoza def. Hardknocks Hooligan
Trash cans, road signs and the whole nine yards in this match. Not a lot of details on this as it was mainly just brawling and hardcore. Most of the action was outside of the ring. Chico gets the barrio bomb and the 1..2..3 but as before the XOW gang attacks Chico and leaves him laying. Hardknocks scrambles out of the way and out of danger.
TIWF TV TITLE MATCH
Lawman Williams retains the title vs. Royale Executioner
The big Royale Executioner came out strong but Lawman fought back. Lawman won this quick match with the pedigree however the XOW gang attacked both Executioner and Lawman and left them laying. Sarge announces that TIWF will become the new XOW.
TIWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
"Big Nasty" [Bad Boy Bob/Dazzlin Dixie] def. Ultimo Tigre and Shawn Reed
This match was big guys versus little guys in this one. Shawn Reed spent most of the time in the ring. Ultimo Tigre gets the hot tag and works on Big Boy Bob. Tigre hits flying body press off of the top and gets what everyone thought was the 1..2..3 but at the last second Bob lifted his shoulder. XOW attacks Tigre and Reed and leave them laying. Big Nasty almost come to help Tigre and Reed. XOW Tag Team Champs Syn and Stunner issue a challenge to Big Nasty for next week.
TIWF HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
TITLE VS TITLE NO DQ
Sarge def. Simon Reed to win the TIWF title.
This match had Sarge putting the XOW title up against the TIWF title. Simon Reed dominated most of the match. Owner Bill and Manager Tony interfered a lot during this match. End of the match saw Sarge use Simon’s skateboard on him for the win. XOW storms the ring and beats down Simon. Shawn Reed comes out to save Simon and gets beat down too. Then the entire TIWF lockerroom empties and runs the XOW gang out of the ring. The crowd was chanting TIWF for about 15 minutes to end the night.
---- XOW Invades and makes an impact.
---- Dirty Sanchez vs. Jodi Allen voted match of the night.
--- Wildside still visably absent after 6 weeks.
----Byron Wilcott returns in Oct.
---- Missouri Bad Boys and Cash Mccoy return next week.
Catch us live every Saturday night at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, Tn.
Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation TV can be seen on E+TV6 each
Every Sat. at noon and Primetime at 6 p.m.
website at http://www.tiwf.org
Credit: Steven Hunter
----Another big crowd increase with the XOW invasion. The Missouri Bad Boys are on their way also, so we could see another big 300 house.
Shannon Lee def. The Kid to retain the NBW High Risk Title
Gaylon Ray Def. Tim Edwards after Kid distracted Tim. During the course of the match Tim got in The Kid's gorlfriends face and shoved her, which caused Kid to come out.
John "Biscuit" Roberts def. Erik Hayes, The Samoan Rajah and Buckwheat in a 4-way
After the match the S.O.B.'s attacked Hayes and demanded that they get a title shot. Motley and Danny saved
Big Red def. Juicy J.
After the match the S.O.B.'s attacked Juicy and stated once again they wanted a shot and was gonna beat on Juicy until they got one. Danny B. came out and said he is tired of this, Motley was getting dressed but if the S.O.B.'s wanted a shot they got it.
Jeremy Moore came out for an interview. He came out to Gaylon Ray's theme song. Moore got on the mic and said, as I was getting ready to come out I heard all these little kids cheering and clapping for Gaylon, some kind of role model he is, he is nothing but a drunk. Moore then went on to say that Gaylon couldn't swallow his pride for 3 seconds to work as a team and win a match, that he had to be the center of attention and it cost them. He then said Gaylon was a nobody and would never be anybody unlike himself, because Moore has goals, he said its not where your from its where your going and Gaylon is going nowhere. At this point Gaylon came out and Moore said Gaylon reeked of alchahol. Gaylon slapped Moore very hard, Moore fired back w/ very stiff shots and the bottom fell out. Moore and Gaylon had to be pulled apart.
S.O.B.'s def. Motley Cruz and Danny B. Goode after Danny went for the revolution and hit motley. After the match, Danny just stood there in the ring w/ motley and wasn't sure what to expect, motley then raised Danny's arm and they let some crowd in the ring to dance.
"Dynamite" Seth Knight def. Chris Rocker after distraction from Tim Edwards
After the match edwards and Seth were beating on Rocker until.......... Chris O'Neal ran out of the back and bumped them both out of the ring. Seth got on the mic and said Chris shouldn't be here and that next week he and the real deal were gonna take care of O'Neal and Rocker, Rocker said why wait, lets do it now. Seth would have no part of it. Allen then said it couldn't happen next week as O'Neal had paperwork to fill out but in 2 weeks the match is on!!!
Crowd was up from last week w/ like 80 in the crowd. Solid show, Moore and Gaylon pull apart was very stiff. Crowd was excited to see O'Neal and they couldn't believe Tim did that to Kid's GF. The crowd also chanted for them to let them go in the pull apart and let Gaylon go. really good show.
Credit: NBW News Guy
----It is almost like Moore is turning heel?? Is that possible??...O'Neal debut was a surprise and should add something to the show. O'Neal is always super over.
Match Results from EPW Saturday night 9-20 in Booneville:
Bonecrusher by DQ over JR Mauler when Kross interfered.
Chazz Stone w/Dustin Burcham defeated "Monkey Boy" Danny Morris.
EPW Extreme Champion "The Future" Chris Styles defeated Damion Rage by DQ when Cassanova Kid interfered. This turned into a brawl between Styles & Kid after the match had been stopped. The dressing room emptied with the guys trying to keep them apart. They finally succeeded after about ten minutes. Great action post match. Re-match this Saturday night.
PHAT Foundation (Justin Rhodes & Chris Fontaine) & Kross defeated The Executioners (Axe & Dagger) & Cassanova Kid when Chris Styles interfered.
"Prime Time" Nick Grimes w/Nathan Lee won a 3-way match over "Dangerous" David Cox & Tysin Starr to retain the EPW Championship.
A contract signing was next. Bonecrusher had demanded a match with 24/7 (Kross & JR Mauler) because they were always interfering in Bonecrusher's matches and sticking their noses into his business. EPW Promoter Edith Poole had a contract drawn up for a match to take place on October 18, 2008. It will be a NON-SANCTIONED, anything goes, cage match, 24/7 vs. Bonecrusher and an opponent of his choosing. Another stipulation in the contract says that Bonecrusher, Kross, & JR cannot touch each other until the match takes place, or the match is cancelled. Bonecrusher signed first, followed by Kross & JR Mauler. Knowing that Bonecrusher could not touch them, Kross & JR began taunting Bonecrusher. Soul Taker hit the ring and tore into 24/7, who quickly bailed. Bonecrusher's partner will be Soul Taker, who did not have to sign the contract. Kross & JR are in for a rough time between now and 10/18.
Main event was the re-formed team of Pain, Inc. (Izzy Rotten & "Xtreme" Brett Michaels) w/Nathan Lee vs. EPW Tag Team Champions The Ghost Riders (Buzz Harley & Blade). This was a non-title match, which was won by Pain. Inc., who left with the belts. Re-match this Saturday night.
I counted 88 in the crowd. Paid attendance was 70. With the exception of one match, this was a very good show.
This Saturday night's card at EPW will feature former WWE star & ECW Original Rodney "Red Dogg" Mack, who will be teaming up with Angel of Sin to take on PHAT Foundation. Rodney Mack is one of the most talented pro wrestlers on the independent scene today. Angel of Sin is said to be one of the most vicious men in indy wrestling. You don't want to miss this match!
Also on the card this Saturday night is the re-match between Pain, Inc. and the Ghost Riders for the EPW Tag Team belts.
Also this Saturday night, Chris Styles and Cassanova Kid will do battle for the EPW Extreme title in an anything goes match.
This will be one great show, so DON'T YOU MISS IT! Bell time is 8:00 at the EPW Arena (old Dodds Garage building) on Hwy. 145 in Booneville. See you there!
Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @ www.wrestlingnewscenter.com
Pappy defeated Ryan SoFine.
Parental Advisory ("Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs & "The Studd" Scott Porteau) re-captured the TFW Tag Team Championship by winning a 4-way tag match over Little Guys, Inc. (Kid J & Lil' Devil), DC/Tysin Starr, & Chris Chaos/LSD. Studd & Tony are now 17 times TFW Tag Team Champions.
Sons of the South ("The Future" Chris Styles & Josh Matthews) w/Chris Kilgore defeated Moe Foundation (Curly Moe & G-Mo Money) w/Dirty Rell Moe by DQ. This ended up being a brawl when things got completely out of hand and Southern Saints ended up getting beaten down. From out of nowhere Curly Moe's former partner, J-Kid, hit the ring supposedly to make the save, but turned on Chris & Josh and joined forces with Moe Foundation. During the brawl Chris Kilgore's ankle was re-injured. Great match - wild action.
Next was an over-the-top-rope double elimination battle royal to determine a #1 contender for the TFW Heavyweight Championship, currently held by Neil Taylor. Everyone on the card participated. Winners of each round would battle to determine the winner. "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs won the first round. Everyone (except Tony) back into the ring for the next round, which was won by Chop Top the Clown. Chop defeated Tony to become the #1 contender. This was a very unique and wild match, very enjoyable, lots of action.
All in all this was a very good show.
110 in the crowd.
Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @ www.wrestlingnewscenter.com
Sunday, September 21, 2008
NWA Main Event: Thumbs down
SAW: Thumbs up
Tommy obviously picked SAW as the winner.
SAW: Thumbs in the middle
Larry joined us for the SAW review and regaled us with his pearls of wisdom.
NWA Main Event: Thumbs down, yes straight up thumbs down!
SAW: Upper thumbs in the middle
SAW didn't have a great show this week, but the NWAME show was absolutely terrible. SAW has again opened up a big lead in the standings, which are currently as follows. Cya Monday night. Trent Van Drisse
SAW: 10 NWAME: 4 Draw: 3