Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Thompson Perspective 12.05.2009 By Brian Thompson

Don't blink. Yes indeed the RasslinRiot Online "2008 Columnist of the Year" is back, just as his title is about to be up for grabs in 2009. I honestly planned to write as often as possible this year, but job and wrestling commitments keep me extremely busy. But, I'm hoping that 2010 is a year that will let me get back on track to present regular writings for the enjoyment of RRO readers and followers.

I'd like to say I'm excited to be back, but honestly with the passing of Eddie "Umaga" Fatu, it is really hard not to be a bit bummed.

I had the pleasure to work with Eddie on a regular basis back in 2001. He was signed to a World Wrestling Federation developmental contract and was working for Memphis Championship Wrestling, which at the time was a developmental territory for the Federation. While not under a money-making contract, I was on the MCW crew at the time as a house show ring announcer.

Eddie was always gracious and courteous when we encountered each other. I was blessed to see many great matches as he and partner Rosey faced some of MCW's other top tag teams including Joey Matthews (aka Joey Mercury) and Christian York; Charlie and Russ Haas; just to name a couple that come to mind easily.

When Eddie was in MCW, he had a "dancer" type gimmick along with Rosey. I guess it was a spinoff of Rikishi and Too Cool. They would come to the ring, getting all the fans in attendance to wave their hands and "dance like they didn't care." Usually, there was a post-match celebration that, guess what?, included a little dancing. Also, they typically tried to involve others in the routine. Sometimes it included other wrestlers and fans. One time, yours truly was even "suckered" into dancing. Trust me, I brutalized the dance routine. I remember Lisa Marie Varon was in the ring too (WWE's Victoria and current TNA Star Tara). I seem to recall her laughing at me and my "dance moves."

Memories like that make Eddie's passing that much more sad to me. Nobody should die at 36-years-old. That is the prime age of life. I was really hoping to see him make another run in WWE. His fued with the Undertaker that will now never be a reality would have produced some quality matches.

Eddie is actually the third member of my old MCW crew mates to pass away. He joins Russ Haas (2001) and Steve Bradley from earlier this year. This is not like we are talking about a crew of guys that were together in 1945 or something. We were together less than 10 years ago!

I certainly hope I haven't soured your day. I just wanted to write something about Eddie, a man who left us waaaaaay too soon like so many others.

While 2009 has been very busy for me between early commitments with N.E.W. and then working with Bobby Eaton and Greg Anthony in Midnight Gold, 2010 looks to be much more busy. I hope to share some news with you guys later this week. This is not completely "news" to the boys in the business as many have heard what is in the works. But for the rest of you, get ready for what I hope is a nice surprise.

Take care and have a great weekend all!

(Brian Thompson may be reached by email at

(WGN) Wrestling World Mourns Umaga, Dead At 36 by MIke Aldren

The wrestling world is tonight mourning the death of former WWE star Umaga.

Umaga, 36, whose real name is Edward Fatu, was found by his wife last night at his home in Texas, unable to breath and bleeding from the nose, according to a family member. He had fallen asleep in his chair while watching television.

He was rushed to a Houston-area hospital after suffering what doctors believe was a massive heart attack. They did manage to restart his heart but he was taken off life support late this afternoon after being declared brain dead.

Fatu is probably best known for headlining Wrestlemania 23 against Bobby Lashley in a match where Vince McMahon put his hair on the line against the hair of Donald Trump, with Steve Austin as guest referee, which drew the biggest buy rate in the history of professional wrestling.

He was a member of the famous Anoa'i Samoan-wrestling family that included the likes of Afa, Sika, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Samu, Rikishi, Rosie, The Tonga Kid, and many more.

By all accounts, he was well liked and nobody had a bad word to say about him.

Friends in the wrestling business have been left devastated by the news of his untimely passing, most of all, Ken "Mr. Kennedy" Anderson, who worked Fatu's final match last weekend on the Hulk Hogan tour of Australia.

In an eerie coincidence, Anderson also worked Eddie Guerrero's last match before Gerrero's well-documented untimely death in a Minneapolis hotel room in 2005.

"Ecki's (Umaga's) death is an appalling tragedy," one major name WWE wrestler told me this evening. "He was an immensely talented performer, we were good friends, and (I will) miss him. My thoughts are with his entire family right now. I can't imagine the loss they are feeling."

On its website, the WWE expressed its "deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu's family, friends and fans on his tragic passing."

In arguably a PR move, the WWE statement also read: "Mr. Fatu was under contract with WWE at various time periods and most recently performed under the name Umaga. Mr. Fatu's contract was terminated on June 11, 2009. "

This was in reference to a second Wellness Policy violation and his subsequent refusal to enter rehabilitation which led to his firing earlier this year.

Former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson, who resides a few miles away from the Fatu family home, said she had been praying all day for a miracle. Last year for her birthday, Fatu had given her an English Bulldog called Uce as a present. Uce means "brother" in the Samoan language.

Tributes from friends and fans have poured in tonight through social networking website Twitter.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Eddie Fatu," said Eric Bischoff. "He was a great performer and a wonderful person."

TNA's Pope D'Angelo Dinero, said: "This is rough, very rough. My heart and prayers goes out to Umaga's wife, his boys, and family."

Another message, from Christopher Daniels, said: "RIP Eddie Fatu. I'm glad I got to know you in the short time you were here."

TNA Knockout Tara, Lisa Marie Varon, said: "Rest in Peace Umaga We will love you always and we will all miss you."

Long-time WWF ring announcer Howard Finkel also wrote a touching blog on the WWE website.

He said: "Like Yokozuna who preceded him, Eddie’s bloodline made him a part of the legendary Anoai family. The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) certainly set the bar high for their family members who aspired to follow in their footsteps, with Eddie being one of them. And not withstanding his early WWE tenure as a member of the tag team known as Three Minute Warning, Eddie finally had something to run with when he became Umaga."

"...And with no disrespect intended, I felt that he turned out to be the most talented member of the family. He was deliberate, fierce, and smartly methodical in his ring style, but could instantly become as quick as a cat in no time flat. For a man of his size, he definitely put the A in agility."

Edward "Umaga" Fatu (March 28, 1973 - December 4, 2009)


On behalf of my family, the Anoa'i and Fatu family, we are devastated and shocked by the loss of our Eki (Umaga). Our son, nephew, brother, cousin, husband, father. Our hearts are broken, and words can't express what each of us are feeling. It is so comforting to know how loved Eki is by his family, peers, friends, and most of all his fans.

When I received that AM phone call that my nephew was in the hospital, I dug deep and prayed and cried and begged for a miracle. When we lost Eki, I knew it was God's will, and that he is with my sister, his mother, who passed just a year ago.

We are making our plans now for our farewell to Eki, but I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for all of the thousands of posts, emails, letters, and cards. Although I have not been able to bring myself to answer them personally, your kindness does not go unnoticed. I want to especially thank our WWE family and Stephanie McMahon for everything, and her phone call was very comforting to me in my time of sorrow.

God bless each and every one of you, and I've said it a hundred times, the best people in the world are our wrestling people. You'll never find a more dedicated group of people.

Be safe and be healthy, and love one another.

God bless,

Afa the Wild Samoan


RassleResults: USWO/ATL Nashville, TN 12.04.09

76 attended

Dyron Flynn b Shane Smalls

Lee Cross b Bryan Casey

LT Falk b Crusher Eric Hodge and Dyron Flynn & Bad Boy Dixon in a 4-way when he pinned Dixon

USWO Tag Team Champions Josh Crowe & Damien Payne b Saint & Psycho Medic when Crowe pinned Medic

Nore Havoc b Chic Canyon

ATL Southern Champion Tommy Mercer b Shawn Shultz

Tim Renesto b Jeff Daniels in a last man standing match

Credit: Jimmie Daniel

Friday, December 04, 2009

Umaga Passes Away!!

----As reported below by, Umaga did pass away around 5:00 PM our time. I received a call around 1:00 PM today saying that he was already dead, but the Observer had just posted he was taken to the hospital. The source was claiming it was a drug overdose, but that has not been reported by any other person in the wrestling media. I did get the privilege of meeting him at a Power Pro New Daisy show in Memphis, TN one night. It was just in passing, but the guy that worked him that night [Jack Diamond aka Jackie Hicks] said he was a nice guy.

Edward "Umaga" Fatu passed away around 6 p.m. Eastern time after suffering a second heart attack while in the hospital. He was 36.

We want to send our condolences to the entire family on their loss.

Photo by: Shawn Garrett

Umaga Near Death!!

----It has been reported everywhere that Umaga died earlier today. Apparently, he is near death, but as of 12 minutes ago the reported the following....

Just to clear things up that have been reported, Eddie Fatu at this point is still alive and in a hospital in Houston. The family is being gathered and without a miraculous recovery, it is just a matter of time. But he has not passed away.

The Dynamite Blast with "Dynamite" Seth Knight Week 6

Hey RRO. Here we are again. I’m very excited this week to introduce a new thing coming next week to the Dynamite Blast, and that is the “Tweet of the week”. I will be giving out a tweet that someone wrote that week that I feel was the greatest tweet of the week.

This week we have some great columns, and what I believe is the best column I have seen out of my fellow worker, Maxx Corbin! But first is Greg Anthony’s Golden Circle.

This week tgb talks about how wrestling can be a drug to most wrestlers and that’s what keeps us into it and why we cant get away even if we try. I feel the same way. Something about the roar of the crowd, the lights, the camera ( If the show has one which all of them should), All the fun of a show type environment. Any show, Ball game, Event, Concert…It’s all a bigger deal when you’re right there. The way the crowd makes me feel is what makes it all worth it. If it wasn’t for them I would never be able to do that to myself every week. I leave a part of myself in the ring every time I work, but I love every minute of it. It’s exactly like a drug addiction. Then you go home…Lay in bed…When you wake up, you try to get out of bed, Takes a few tries. You take a hot shower or bath and try to get over the wrestling hangover you have incurred from the night before. But in the long run, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Maxx Corbin’s MAXXED OUT column was great this week. First off, last week I was saying that people who don’t even WATCH wrestling have no business working in the ring. I believe it was Jim Ross on Tough Enough who told a guy who just said he didn’t know what a “Spinaroonie” was, that if he didn’t watch the product why would they hire him. That’s basically what I was saying. Nothing about you Maxx. I know you watch wrestling haha. Now the column.

Any one who sits and tries to defend Tiger Woods for what he’s done is a moron. The girl at your work….Moron! How can you justify cheating several times on your wife? Transgressions? That must be another word for I just got caught cheating. Why can’t he just say “OK, OK, I had sex with a few other girls, I’m sorry. Ill try not to be an idiot anymore” Instead he says that he “…has let his family down.” A guy is a guy and it has nothing to do with the fact he has money or is famous. He cheated because he’s not a faithful guy. It doesn’t make him evil or a bad person. It makes him human. The best president we ever had was a womanizer. He cheated….So. Still a great president…Tiger cheated…so, still a great golfer. He’s never in trouble for breaking the law, he just apparently likes getting nude pics of girls (Who doesn’t?) and likes a few girls on the side. Hell, If my wife made what Tiger makes I would never ask what she was doing. Just leave me the Debit Card.
He prolly hit that tree getting road head from one of those girls. Then he said “I need to ask you a favor, please run out of the car so no one knows I’m letting my family down.” The fact of the matter is that the woman who was at Maxx’s work defending Tiger Woods was doing so because she has a crush on him. Now she thinks there’s a chance she can get in his pants since she knows he’s not perfect…Women love a bad boy. Good points Maxx.

A big thank you goes out to Bruno for the props he gave me in his column. Thanks so much for your encouraging words and for recognizing me. I hope to live up to all the great things you said about me.

Brian Tramel let out a big column off his heart yesterday. The deep emotion and heartfelt things he expressed in his column was felt by me and I’m sure you all felt it too. When he said “What has wrestling done for me, lately?” I was like…..”Damn, That’s deep” I couldn’t believe some of the things his column put across to me and all the parts of me it touched. But I want you to know, Brian that you not writing anything is the best thing you have ever done for the readers of your site. We thank you. Lol.

Im out of here for now. Next week we will have a Weekly tweet and much much more to lighten the mood here at RRO. Don’t forget to go to and vote for all your favorite awards nominees and maybe even vote for Seth Knight if you want…You don’t HAVE to..But you do if you read this column…It’s the rule. Sorry I didn’t tell you before you started reading….

See you next week…

Kid Chaos Arrested!!

----Terrance Ward over at posted this item. I thought it was of interest to the readers and promoters in this area. And, I hate to say this, but I have seen at least 95% of the guys that work in this area, but I have never heard of this guy!! We do not cover the Hoxie group and that might be the reason. I am assuming they are a "backyard" group. Well..the deal is - promoters if this guy is on the Arkansas State Sex Offender Registry, then he does not need to be on your show!!

It has been confirmed that Raymond Maple (aka: Kid Chaos) was arrested by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department on a Failure to Appear Warrant after bonding out of the Greene County Detention Center in Paragould, Arkansas. He is known for wrestling in the new promotion, OCW, located in Hoxie, Arkansas. According to the Arkansas State Sex Offender Registry he is also a registered sex offender. will follow this story and keep you posted as information is available.

Kid Chaos Photo courtesy of:
Sex Offender Information courtesy of:

Thursday, December 03, 2009

My World - MAXXED OUT!! "The Power Of Celebrity" by Maxx Corbin

The power of Celebrity

I understand I had my time during the Thanksgiving break but with Christmas approaching fast and my schedule getting tighter, I thought I’d make my post early. Plus my post is topical right now and may not be in the following weeks. This hopefully will provide a change up for Seth (who if I read his last column right, thinks I may need to retire because I know wrestling is a work? lol) when he writes his column.

What is it that makes us want to believe a celebrity is infallible? I know that has been tackled before with other writers, but it really baffles me. What brings this up? Tiger Woods and his “Transgressions”, that’s what. I was having a conversation today at my shoot job and made a small talk comment that sparked some of the most ridiculous statements ever uttered. The comment I made was this “Wow, Tiger really screwed up huh. He should have called Kobe the minute it came out and asked if he could hire his P.R. guy!” Apparently, the woman I was telling this to is either working for the Tiger Woods’ defense team or is on his list of “Transgressions”, but I think she may just be a huge mark for Tiger. I’m not really into Golf. It looks like a sport that (like baseball) would be way more fun to play than watch. My extent of Golf knowledge comes from the movie Happy Gilmore and the video games, that’s about it. So, while it would be cool to meet Tiger, "I (as Chris Rock would say) wouldn’t break a lunch date to meet him." Her response to me was, “Well Tiger is just a private person.” Like she had spent many summer days just hanging out with him in his parent’s basement making demo tapes like a radio DJ. “This is Tiger on WTIG The Tiger, now here is some new Aerosmith!!!(Tiger sound effect)” No, that didn’t happen.

So, what is she basing her claim on? She never even met the guy! When I brought up the fact that they had pictures of Tiger and his girlfriends and text messages from Tiger that said “Delete the name on your voice mail, my wife may call you.” Her retort was that it could be faked. Yes, in this day and age pictures can be faked. My wife works for the Police Department here in Jackson and she told me they can’t take photos as credible evidence anymore (this may be different in your city). Yes, everyone has Photoshop nowadays! I can understand that if you have a picture of Tiger you can make it look like he’s plowing your best friend’s mom while he’s in mid backswing, that’s just common Photoshop knowledge. But how do you fake a text. Granted, you can save anyone’s number in your phone under the name Tiger and be thrilled when you receive a text, but how do you fake getting texts from HIS NUMBER? Sure, there are ways of hacking the phones, but I highly doubt that the waitresses he was messing with knew how to do it. When I proposed this argument to my work colleague, she tried to turn the argument around to Technology and the way it is unreliable…..HUH?? To quote Chris Rock again, "this woman and gonna let a thing like logic fuck up her argument."

She then asked me if I’d trust my life to cell phone technology. I thought about it for a second. Cell phones can be pinged, in emergencies, through satellites and satellite towers to locate the phone wherever it may be, like GPS. They also have the
capability of dialing 911 and connecting you even without a service chip. That means if you are in the middle of the woods and have a track phone with no minutes left and blow your foot off shooting at a deer; you can call 911 and it finds a tower on any carrier (att,Verizon,sprint,etc)to carry the signal. Knowing all of this I said Yes, I would definitely trust cell phones with my life. Apparently, she must have been talking about trusting it to pull me to safety like a scene in Cliffhanger, because she laughed at me and said I was crazy….HOW DID THIS GET TURNED AROUND ON ME? And was I out of line for calling her Amish with no understanding of technology? Probably, because like I said before, she is a mark. Marks want to believe that what they see is real, the good guy always wins, and everything always ends happily ever after.

I went through a similar situation when Benoit did what he did. I couldn’t believe that someone I had looked up to could be so evil. I even felt bad when Steve McNair died. I kept telling myself that he didn’t deserve to die because he was a football hero. But in the end I accepted these things. But why did it take me so long to do it? There are no perfect people! The ones that seem to be perfect usually end up dead with drugs in their system or the windows of their ride busted up with Golf clubs. Maybe we shouldn’t put that much stock in celebrities….but we always will…..that will never change. I know I'm quoting Chris Rock like he's Jesus, but one other thing he said was this. "A man is as faithful as his options." How many options you think a billionaire who travels the world has? At one point in the argument the Tiger Mark co-worker of mine actually said she wishes she would have been one of the girls he slept with, and shes got a husband and 2 kids. That should tell you about his options. So, long story short, celebrities are human and humans make mistakes.

----Born Richard Mullikin, Maxx Corbin is a 7 year pro in wrestling and provides RRO with a monthly column. While growing up in Bemis,TN as a kid, he had no cable and lived week to week on the wrestling tapes he got from family and friends. He likes to think he has a great since of humor and makes light of tense situations. This is why he no longer works at the local hospital. He enjoys playing video games, stand up comedy, and music that very few have a taste for. He won an award in his middle school technology class for building a small bridge out of hobby wood. The bridge held 55lbs. He graduated from his high school with a 3.4 gpa. He was super bad ass at WCW vs NWO World Tour on N64(usually taking out opponents during Jerry Springer commercial breaks).

RassleResults: DoggCW Jonesboro, AR 11.28.09

Show opens with Ron McClarity coming out. He complains that he has went from being DCW champion and being the main event, to working no bodies in the opening match.

Match 1 Ron McClarity vs Dogg Pound Trainee - Pretty much a squash match
winner by submission - Ron McClarity

Next out Angelina and Lovely Latricia. They are expecting to be in in a tag match. That is until Michael Ward comes out. He starts mouthing off about how woman have no business in wrestling. Angelina then slaps his face. He then tells her that they thought they were scheduled to face ladies tonight, but it was a typo, it should've actually said babies, as in baby gorillas.

Match 2 -The Gorillaz vs Angelina and Lovely Latricia
The Gorillaz pretty much toyed with the women.Latricia even tried to spear one of the big boys a la her trainer Rodney Mack. At one point Angelina managed to give one of them a Dole(ball) shot. That was the only thing that somewhat seem to phase the apes. Later the Gorillaz ende the match with double splashes. Winners by Pinfall The Gorillaz......The ladies got an ovation from the crowd afterwards.

Next up Redd Dogg's music hits. But its DCW champion Pokerface dressed as Rodney Mack. He has the tights on, red bandana, MMA stlyed ankle braces, and a little stuffed dog. By the way, he later staes the stuff dog is Jazz. Redd Dogg - Pokerface begans to apologize for getting his tail whooped by the DCW champ and then he starts committing domestic violence on the stuffed dog(Jazz). Then the #1 contender's music hits. Soultrain Jones. He comes out. Points at Poker, then himself, and motions that the belt his as good as his. He never utters a word. The crowd went crazy. That actually saved what was a dying segment.

Match 4 - Boss vs Dogg Pound Trainee
A short bag and forth match with Boss winning with a Rock- Bottom type maneuver. Then Ron McClarity slides in the ring and lays Boss out with a chair to the head.

Match 5 - Tejano Kid vs John Allen
Pre match Tejano states that if John can pin him, that he will leave. Crowd was hot for this match from bell to bell. The end came when Logan Adams and Mike Anthony jumped John. The Natural Born Playaz ran in to even the scored. Later tonight Mike Anthony and Logan vs The Natural Born Playas with John Allen as guest ref.

Match 6 - Soultrain Jones vs Pokerface DCW Heavyweight Title match
Soul train dominated this match with power and aggression. He military pressed Poker for about six reps during one point in the match. But Poker's experience and cunning came into play, later in the match. The end came when, Poker realizing he was in danger of losing, blatantly kicked the ref in his officials(balls). Winner by DQ Soultrain Jones.

Match 7 -Logan Adams & Mike Anthony vs Natural Born Playaz - John Allen special ref.
Alot of back and forth action and intensity by both teams. The end came when Mike Anthony nails John. And the playaz procede to use their double team finisher on Mike. Southside then motions for John to goto the top rope, where he procedes to deliver a moonsault. Winners by Pinfall - The Natural Born Playaz.

Heard crowd was around the same as last week..around a 110 to 120

Credit: Jeff Perryman

From The Desk of Brian Tramel

----The photo above of the wrestling flyer got a lot of talk via phone, text and e-mail a few weeks back. I am wanting the REAL STORY behind the flyer!! Does anyone know WHY they would put up something like this?? Did a kid do it?? Send me a letter!! I will kayfabe you!! I wanting this for Yearbook 2009!!

----Yes...we have another one...A brand new columnist will be joining RRO's staff on Monday. He is a RRO Award winner and has been part of one of the top tag team in this area for years. Check back Monday to see his debut column!!

Shows for the Weekend 12.04 to 12.05.09

----CLICK HERE for all the regular scheduled shows. Nothing special this weekend.

Coach's Corner "What Has Wrestling Done For Me Lately?" by Brian Tramel

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Mama Says It Beees That Way Sometimes "Give These Guys Some Attention!!” by Bruno Lauer

This week I’d like to talk about a few guys who I’ve worked with at NEW that don’t get nearly enough attention as I feel they should.

First, Shawn Reed is one of the nicest, most respectful guys I’ve met in the business. He does a fantastic job on the mic and he consistently has good matches. His interviews are intelligent and to the point and he always gives 110%.

Another guy who I’m proud to work with is another great young guy – Seth Knight. I was very sorry to hear bout his loss of his dad here recently and I am sure it hasn’t been an easy time for his family emotionally lately. In the ring, this guy does a tremendous job all around. I always look forward to his appearances at NEW. Nice guy, good attitude and he does a good job on the mic and in the ring. What else could you ask for??

Finally, let’s pat the back to Terrance Ward and John Steele. The NEW announce team is really major league in every way. These guys could fill in on Raw or Smackdown at any given time and the show (s) wouldn’t miss a beat. They both have great knowledge of the business with great passion and professionalism. All around good guys. We have a great crew at NEW and I am proud to be part of it.

----“Downtown” Bruno Lauer is a legend in Memphis Wrestling. He surprised everyone last year winning RRO Referee of the Year 2008 from his work at NEW. He appears bi-weekly with his non controversial column. Lauer had his biography published last year “Wrestling with The Truth” and can be purchased at Lauer is also currently employed by the WWE.

Sir Mo Shoot DVD!!

----I got this press release today. This should be interesting.

Coming Soon!
Never b4 seen footage of Bobby Horne formerly Sir Mo of Men on a Mission. Shoot Video Titled The Gods Honest Truth. Sir Mo discusses Homosexuality in the wrestling business and how it played a part in his becoming a WWE Tag Team Champion. Hear the real story on the break up of Sir Mo and Nelson Frazier AKA King Mabel., Big Daddy V Finally, Sir Mo talks about his respect and his discontent for Shawn Michaels.

The World According to Dutch

The World According to Dutch

December 1st, 2009....

Dirty Dutch has posted his latest entry on his blog and in it, he updates the release of his upcoming book, by announcing that The World According to Dutch is set to debut. Dutch and his editors are working hard to keep the schedule they set forth in the beginning to get the book out by the Christmas deadline and they're keeping their promise.

The World According to Dutch will make a great Christmas present and it's a read that is not your normal wrestling book. It's a journey through the wrestling past that most wrestling fans only heard about but never saw. Dutch takes you with him on a trip back to a time that is gone forever to never return. Dutch covers the past, the near past and the present in a book that is a must for any serious wrestling fan. You can also put your name on the Special Collector's Edition pre-order list today at!!!

Dutch's topic this week is another great read story about traveling in an ICE STORM with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Highly recommended read.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

RassleResults: MCW Osceola, AR 11.27.09

Friday night started and ended in a bang. Wrestling action was intense the whole night.

First match was Homer Lee vs V-man, great wrestling talent by both opponents. The match timed out and was a draw.

Johnny Morton and Bishop vs Hambones 1&2 After an intense fight, Bishop walked out of the ring and left Johnny Morton standing alone and the Hambones got the win.

Knock Out Kidd and Wild Bill vs Officer Hudson and Ray V-Man runs in and interferes causing Officer Hudson to get disqualified.

East Coast Bad Boyz vs Kilo and Pokerface this match ended in a DQ due to outside interference of Officer Hudson and V-Man leaving C-Money knocked out in the middle of the ring. East Coast took the win.

Main Event was very intense from the beginning, it was All American Frankie Tucker and Big Daddy vs Pimp and Southside. This was an awesome street fight. The fight took place all over the building, action everywhere. The ring filled up with all wrestlers, fighting was intense and the match ended up as NO CONTEST.

Credit: Kim Wallace & MCW

----I talked with someone this week that said crowds have picked up here and the crowd is rowdy...Would have love to have seen the ECBB vs Kilo/PKO. Main event was probably wild also.

RassleResults: ASWF Tuckerman, AR 11.28.09 - The Belt Comes Back To Austin Lane!

Tonight's show would prove to be exciting and pulse pounding from the start to finish.

Commissioner Rickey Rowland would take to the ring and have local kids hold the flag for the playing of the National Anthem.

Our first match of the night was The Enforcer taking on an old adversary, Kid Dynamite. The Enforcer would not hold anything back and would control most of the match. They always say never to turn you back on your opponent, and that could not have been more true for The Enforcer. Kid Dynamite would roll him up for the pin.

The second match of the night Hot Rod John Ellison would take on another new addition to the ASWF Roster, Lee Michaels. Michaels would start off on the right foot but would soon find himself on the wrong foot. Hot Rod would use his veteran ring experience to out smart and out do the young Lee Michaels. Hot Rod would win the match via pinfall.

Tonight's third match would show the return of Wild Bill who would take on Joshua Cross. Both Cross and Bill would exchange control of the match. Wild Bill would surprise his opponent and the crowd with a Stunner and a pin. Cross would not be happy about his loss to Wild Bill and attack him after the match. Cross would have to be dragged to the back by the referees and security.

The fourth match would be for the #1 Contendership for the Tag Team Titles. LSD's Cody Only and Deadly Dale would face off against Morgan Williams and Seth Sabor. Both teams would lose and gain ground through the match. Something unexpected would happen when The Enforcer would appear in the aisle way watching the match. While action was inside and out of the ring Cody Only would plant the LTO on Morgan Williams and get the pin.

Our fifth match was scheduled for one fall. Tommy Wayne would take on Prime Time Kevin Charles. Charles would be in over his head tonight with Athena Eclipse in Tommy's corner. Charles would dominate the match but in the end he would get a face full of aerosol spray blind him from seeing. The referee would declare Charles the winner by DQ.

Tonight's Feature Match was a Non-Title match with the X-Division Champion Christopher Lee taking on Vinny Romano. Lee would control most of the match with two attempted finishers, but Vinny would have something special for him...a chain. He would knockout Lee and get the win.

The Semi-Main Event was a Tag Team Match. CM2 would go mano y mano with the Beach Bums. CM2 show nothing but shear strength against the Beach Bums. The Beach Bums would have a little hope after getting back in control only to have Mark Wolf to turn on Kalaiki using his finisher The Wings of the Fallen. Cody Murdoch would pin Kalaiki for the win.

The Main Event was an explosive one. A Triple Threat Match for the ASWF Title. Idol Bane VS Austin Lane VS Demon X (with Johnny Hawk).You could not believe the action in and out of the ring. Austin would spear Demon X and get the win and the title.

And don't forget...

Credit: Terrance Ward @

----Good to see the belt back on Lane...I think Ward is one of the best on the mic in this area. His delivery is very good and seems to believe what he is saying. Thompson having limited work this year as an announcer, I would have to go with him first in Announcer of the Year.

The Golden Circle "Let's Get High" by Greg Anthony

To those who know me best, the title of this article is probably really confusing. Most know me as the straight laced individual in the locker room always talking about wrestling. Not the rat in the 3rd row, or looking to take the edge off with a bottle of your favorite liquid courage. Not trying to sneak off somewhere to live out the words to famous songs by Eric Clapton, The Steve Miller Band or Afroman. My high is, was and will forever be about the match.

The performance. We've all been there. When everything clicks. When you make the crowd inch closer and closer to edge of their seat with a story crafted in theater made of steel, posts and ropes. When you can make them laugh, cry, cuss, rant, rave and rejoice by the perfect combination of athleticism and entertainment. When it doesn't matter if they are in the front row or the very back because they are all in the palm of your hand.

Its my addiction, my passion, my first love. Wrestling to some is a drug. We remember our firsts and lasts. Like a true drug addict we know the pain its caused but we don't care, we'd do it all again. Like a heroin addict remembering that high with a smile on his face. Once you're addicted then you're an addict for life. There is no "quitting", and if do manage to distance yourself from it, your thoughts are always geared about your next fix.

Although it isn't meant to really last. Just like any high eventually you have to come down. When you crash off a wrestling high you are smack dab in the middle of reality. With day jobs and bills, herniated discs and swollen joints. But pain is only temporary,glory last forever. Whether your at a day job, or with family sometimes its hard to scale back to normal. Isn't it? To quit being yourself with the volume turned to 10, to turn it down to 4 or 5.

You can't put it in a syringe, roll it up or snort it up. You have work to achieve it. You have learn a craft to get a high in my addiction. How many pot head you know that get high and actually feel like they had accomplished something. Like smoking pot paid off. I promise that's why my addiction is better than any other one out there and when "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony makes a promise its as good as gold.

----Greg Anthony is a regular on the local area circuit. He won RRO Booker of the Year 2008 and is listed in the top 5 of the RRO Top 10 2008. Greg currently can be seen tagging with legend Bobby Eaton and Brian Thompson as “Midnight Gold” and is the EWE Champion.

Monday, November 30, 2009

(WGN) Nov 30: Raw tonight, Austin movie news, WWE signs Playmate, TNA video game update, new UK TV deal and more!


Monday November 30, 2009



11/28 Raw house show results from Johnson City, TN: Melina & Eve over Maryse & Alicia Fox; Sheamus over Primo; Santino Marella over Chris Masters; Mark Henry overJack Swagger; The Miz over Evan Bourne; Triple H & Kofi Kingston over Legacy; and John Cena over Randy Orton.

11/28 Smackdown/ECW house show results from Upper Marlboro, MD: Drew McIntyre won a battle royal; Mickie James over Beth Pheonix; R-Truth over Dolph Ziggler; Yoshi Tatsu over Vladamir Koslov; Cryme Tyme over The Hart Dynasty; Matt Hardy over CM Punk; Drew McIntyre over John Morrison via count out; and Rey Mysterio over Chris Jericho.

11/29 Raw house show results from Charlottesville, VA: Mark Henry over Jack Swagger; Melina & Eva over Maryse & Jillian Hall; Sheamus over Primo; Santino Marella over Carlito; Chris Masters over Alex Riley; The Miz over Evan Bourne; Triple H & Kofi Kingston over Legacy; and John Cena over Randy Orton.


WWE has signed Jillian Beyor to a developmental deal with perks. She is a 24-year-old Bikini model who was named 2008 Playboy Magazine Model of the Year. She also appeared in the CW reality show Beauty and The Geek.

Some notes from the weekend house shows: Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho headlined Saturday night in Upper Marlboro. He didn't work Sunday's TV taping in Hampton but is scheduled for a street fight against Batista next week in Houston where I assume he will be written out of storylines as he is scheduled for knee surgery soon... The Great Khali started back on the road after recently taking time out to have his knee scoped and attend the wedding of his younger brother in India... Maria Kanellis returned as a valet for Cryme Tyme, and worked the TV taping as part of the Piggy James storyline... Carlito also returned and worked a singles match with Santino in Charlottesville... Cena vs. Orton headlined the Raw tour despite the storyline stipulation... Alex Riley from developmental worked the Raw tour... Trent Barrera and Caylon Croft from developmental made their ECW debut at the TV taping. They are the current FCW tag champs as The Dude Busters... Paul Burchill is apparently staying with ECW under a mask.

BskyB announced today it has renewed it's television contract with WWE for another five years. The new agreement which takes effect in January, 2010 through 2015 includes the addition of Superstars and a magazine show called This Week in WWE as part of the new package. That's around 50 hours of WWE TV in the UK each week. They have also quietly increased the number of PPV's airing on Sky Box Office to eight, with the other five PPV's airing free on Sky Sports. BskyB has controlled the rights to WWE programming in the UK since 1989.

Today's Guardian in the UK at has an obit on Lou Albano.

The Miz, who is battling laryngitis, talked his way out of a traffic violation this past weekend. Miz broke the news himself on Twitter saying, "Just got pulled over. This always happens to me. Let's see if I can get just a warning. Probably not though never that lucky." A few minutes later, he updated with his predicament: "And the verdict is in... not guilty. Well actually I was guilty but was let go with a warning. See there are nice cops out there." Not the smartest thing to Tweet about...

Current line up for the TLC PPV on December 13 from San Antonio: The Undertaker vs. Batista for the World title in a Chair match; John Cena vs. Sheamus in a Table's match for the WWE title; Christian vs. Shelton Benjamin in a ladder match for the ECW title; Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. DX for the tag titles; and not confirmed yet but likely is Michelle McCool vs. Mickie James for the Women's title hopefully not in a Hog Pen.

The title of Steve Austin's next movie is Hunt to Kill which is currently shooting in Vancouver. The film stars Austin as a border guard who is taken hostage, along with his teenage daughter, by a gang of killers. The gang are then double-crossed by another outfit, and Austin’s character is recruited to help track them down to save the life of his daughter.

Hall of Fame tickets go on sale January 15 via Ticketmaster. The ceremony takes place at Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ.

The Norwich, CT Bulletin reports, "What once was a flood of would-be challengers to incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has now evaporated into what is essentially a two-person race -- former Congressman Rob Simmons versus millionaire former WWE Wrestling CEO Linda McMahon." ... Linda is the guest speaker on Tuesday for The Rotary Club of Stamford meeting at 12:15pm at the Holiday Inn Stamford, CT.

The house show scheduled for January 10 in Mankato, MN has been canceled.

Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules goes on sale tomorrow although some Walmart stores are already selling the DVD. An interesting note is that "My Life, My Rules" is the slogan of the straight edge culture, and was featured on CM Punk's first ever WWE T-Shirt.


Southpeak Interactive sent out a release today confirming the company has acquired the rights to the TNA video game from Midway. The game, TNA Impact: Cross The Line, will be released on PSP and Nintendo DS early next year.

AJ Styles did an interview with Sport FM in Australia and talked about Impact moving to Monday nights to compete with WWE. He said: "A lot of things [wrong] is our production issues. The reason why WWE has been [at the top] for so long is [because] their production is very expensive." He added: "We're working our way up there to get to that point. We just don't have the money they do." When asked about those on the current WWE roster who he thought would be a good fit for TNA he noted Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Rey Mysterio, Christian and Evan Bourne.

Bobby Lashley's next MMA fight will be announced later this week. This may signal the end of his TNA run.

Mick Foley revealed his upcoming book will be titled Countdown to Lockdown and announced he'll start blogging soon on the TNA website.

There is a taped interview this week on Impact from Dixie Carter's home where she answers questions from fans who wrote to her via Twitter.

Spike TV will air a four hour TNA special on New Year's Eve from 7pm until 11pm, including a countdown show of the ten best matches of 2009 as voted by fans on the TNA website. Hour two of Impact that night goes head to head with WWE Superstars on WGN.

AJ Styles vs. Daniels and Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe headlines house shows this coming weekend.

Q&A with Robert Roode at

TNA has a Best of 2009 DVD out on February 16.

Daffney has donated items for auction to Wrestler's Rescue to benefit Dr. Death Steve Williams who is battling cancer. More info at


Ring of Honor tonoght on HDNet has Eddie Kingston vs. Claudio Castagnoli; The Briscoes vs. The Dark City Fight Club; Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. The Set; and Austin Aries vs. Colt Cabana for the ROH title. More info on ROH at

Brent Albright is still under contract to ROH contrary to reports else where. at claimed Nick Hogan was involved in a minor car accident Saturday night in downtown Los Angeles. The report, citing no sources, no police reports, nor stating whether Nick was the driver, claimed the accident occurred while he was traveling home from a charity event to raise funds for a program that teaches people to drive safely. Reportedly nobody was injured. Nick was convicted of reckless driving in 2007 when he crashed Hulk Hogan's Toyota Supra during an alleged street race in Clearwater, FL. The crash left his passenger and best friend John Graziano with severe brain injuries.

A correction from yesterday in which we noted Kai Maiava, citing The LA Times, as a nephew of Dwayne Johnson. From Jim Varsallone of The Miami Herald: UCLA's Kai Maiava is the brother of former USC football player Kaluka Maiava. Note the different last name spelling to Maivia. I recall Kaluka Maiava at USC was not a blood relative per se to The Rock, but the story was he was related to The Rock. High Chief Peter Maivia and Neff Maiava were very good friends and billed as cousins or brothers, but they were not biologically related - just very good family friends/Samoans. I think Peter helped start Neff's career. He is younger than the former High Chief. I remember reading this. Unless there is other info.... I also remember writing something about it during last season's NFL draft. So the same would hold true then for Kai. Family friends but not related.

Today's Diva of the Day is Terri Runnels at

Gene Okerlund, Jerry Lawler, Dutch Mantell and John Layfield all celebrated birthday's this past weekend. Christian (36) and Tom Zenk (51) both celebrate birthday's today.

The Iron Sheik is shooting a movie soon in Los Angeles. We should have more details soon.

Lilian Garcia sang the National Anthem at the NY Jets game this past weekend.

Former WWE Diva Amy "Lita" Dumas is currently on tour in Europe with her band The Luchagors. All the tour dates including several in the UK are listed at

TSN has a story on Trish Stratus teaching yoga to Toronto Maple Leaf players at

Mike Mooneyham has a story on Sandy Scott who is battling cancer at

Jim Niedhart headlines for National Wrestling Superstars on December 4 and 5 in Kenilworth, NJ and New Milford, CT. More info at

Davey Richards vs. Kota Ibushi was announced for Evolve's January 16 debut show in New Jersey. More info at


RassleResults: EWE "Thanksgiving Throwdown" Ripley, TN 11.21.09 - "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony New EWE Champion!!

Caleb vs Tommy Redneck for referee

Winner :Caleb by disqualification for Tommy Redneck using a chain

JR Manson vs Tim Edwards

Winner :Tim Edwards

Dale Tucker , Rockin Randy , Baron Malkavain , and Mark Sterling vs Ike Tucker , Brian Steele , and Mike Sydel

Winner :Ike Tucker , Brian Steele , and Mike Sydel

Dustin Baker comes to the ring and gets the crowd pumped up
And announces the remaining matches for the rest of the night And gets interrupted by KC Gold. KC complains about not being a part of the show and announces that he has a bad disc in his neck and talks about getting rid of a cancer within the company that could destroy this company over time. He calls Derrick King that cancer and demands that he get rid of him

Bishop vs Dynamite Seth Knight
For the number 1 contender for the EWE title

Winner :Bishop

Cody Melton vs Jon Michael

Winner :Jon Michael

The Golden Boy Greg Anthony vs Girl Candy Christian Jacobs

Winner : The Golden Boy Greg Anthony
And New EWE Heavyweight Champion

Derrick King vs Stan Lee
Last Man Standing

Winner :Stan Lee
By DDT Derrick King through a table for the 10 Count.


----I was surprised to see them put the belt on TGB, because it was hinted to me that CJ would be the new champion of the company a few weeks back...I was told around 160 - 180 in the building...I was told it was a solid show.

RassleResults: DCW "Thanksgiving Throwdown" Dyersburg, TN

24 Karat Challenge(Gauntlet Match):
Greg Anthony over Oz
Greg Anthony over Shannon Lee
Greg Anthony over Blaine Devine
Greg Anthony over JR Manson
Mike Sydal over Mark Sterling
Rockin' Randy/Dell Tucker over Picture Perfect to retain DCW Tag Titles
Tommy Redneck over Tim Edwards
Barbwire Match: DCW Champion Cody Melton/Derrick King over Stan Lee/Tatt2

Place looked really packed to me. Over 100. Maybe more...Golden Boy cheated to win every match in his gauntlet. During the tgb/JR Manson part the previous gauntlet members came out to cheer him on but tgb used their presence to his own advantage to distract the ref...Mark Sterling and Mike Sydal are from the Kansas City area, both are in great shape and put on a solid match...Picture Perfect's quest for the DCW tag titles were ended when Greg Anthony interfered, hitting CJ with one of the tag titles saying afterwards that "CJ isn't championship material" and he is going to find that out tomorrow night in Ripley for the EWE Championship...Tommy was able to outsmart Tim Edward by crawling under the ring and coming out on the opposite side to get a roll up victory on his larger than life opposition...There was quite a bit of blood and injuries in the main event. Jimmy Tidwell turned is back on Stan Lee and the rest of the DCW fan base when he low blowed Stan, hit Tatt2 with a set of bolt cutters that DK was using to try to escape the barbed wire hell allowing Cody to hit the back cracker on Tatt2 for the 1,2,3.

Credit: dcwresultsman

RassleResults: DoggCW Jonesboro, AR 11.21.09

----These were sent in a little late from DoggCW correspondent Jeff Perryman. As you can tell the crowds here have went down a little bit also.

Show opened with the new DCW Champion - Naughty by Nature's Pokerface. He comes out to Redd Dogg Rodney Macks music. He talks about the match they had last week, about how hard they fought. Then he starts running down Rodney and goes as far as to put newspapers down in the ring and call Rodney out, but Rick Ruby comes out instead and talks how about Rodney is injured and that he didn't appreciated Poker's remarks. Then Poker starts running down Rick Ruby, He even made references that he may have slept with Rick's wife while Rick was in the ER from getting busted open last week. Rick then tackles and starts pummeling Poker. Then Poker gives him a low blow, and gets the baseball bat he had used the week before on Rodney. Rick's wife tries to shield him. Poker then grabs her. Rick then gets the bat, but Poker uses his wife as a human shield and exits the ring.

Match 1- Dominique vs Lovely Latricia - Latricia wins after interference by the Tejano Kid. John Allen runs to the rescue of Latricia.

Match 2 -
Tejano Kid vs John Allen John Allen wins with a roll up.

Match 3 - Gorillaz vs Dogg Pound Trainees
Mike Ward offers the trainees the money that Pokerface had given him and the Gorillaz the week before to just lay down and get pinned to save themselves embarassment. They take the money and lay down, but the Gorrillaz want to fight so they beat them up anyway and get the money back. The Gorrillaz win by double pinfall.

Match 4 - Mr. Pimptacular vs Chellios Adams
Alot of back and forth action. End of the match comes when Logan Adams gives the outside assist The Southside brawler runs in to even the odds and makes a tag match for the main event.. Winner by pinfall- Chellios Adams

Ron McClarity comes out to an interview and calls out Boss and states how Boss has been costing him matches. Ron even exchanged words with J.D. Kerry.(who by the way is doing commentary since you don't have to be a particular age to be an announcer) Ron and Boss have a match later.

Match 5 - Ron McClarity vs Boss Winner by pinfall, Boss.

Match 6 - DCW Heavyweight Title Match
Pokerface vs Dogg Pound Trainee. Poker goes on about how he's been on the phone and internet trying to find the best of the best to challenge him [BT note: He was in Ripley that night..LOL] for the title. He calls out the"best" and its the trainee. Boy fakes the whole match. He tosses himself on the mat, hip tosses himself whilee the trainee stands there in confusion, but when the ref turns his back, Poker punts the trainee in the nether region and scores the pin fall.

Match 7- Logan and Chellios Adams vs The Natural Born Playaz (in a Street Fight)
The action went all over the building. Signs were used used. Later in the match Mike Anthony and Blalock the Blazer interfere in the match. John Allen hits the ring and assist the Playaz.

About 120 people there..

RassleResults: TFW Tupelo, MS 11.27.09

TFW Light Heavyweight Champion Josh Matthews defeated LSD to retain.

The remainder of the matches were tag team tournament matches. The tournament is a lethal lottery, with teams being chosen by the fans. The winning teams advance to a battle royal on 12/4/09. Winner of the battle royal will hold both tag team belts and will then choose a partner to be tag team champions.

Psycho & Syn defeated "Big Daddy" Neno & Jay Webster. Psycho & Syn advance.

Suicide & Chris Styles defeated Tysin Starr & LSD. Suicide & Styles advance.

Curly Moe & Chazz Stone defeated Josh Matthews & David Andrews. Curly & Chazz advance.

"Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs & J-Kid defeated "The Answer" Chris Chaos after Tony "The Weasel" Watts and Al Hall interfered. Dabbs & J-Kid advance.

Watts then announced that XOW was back and that they were going to take over TFW. He said that this time XOW would not fail in their take over attempt, and that XOW would own TFW.

Next week's TFW card will include:

A re-match between LSD & Josh Matthews for the Lightweight Championship.

A Tag Team Tournament match, Hittman & Chop vs. Neil "The Real Deal" Taylor & Special Ed.

Also the battle royal which will determine who will be TFW Tag Team Champions.

It all happens at the TFW Arena on Hwy. 178 in Skyline (Tupelo), MS. Bell time is 8:00 p.m. It will be a great card, so do NOT miss it!

Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis

----I am being told this group is not drawing as good as they have in the past. It is mainly due to the fact that the same guys have been doing the same show every week. Now they are trying to retool the XOW angle.

RassleResults: IWA TV Tapings 11.21.09

----This was posted by D-Rock over at This group is continuing to tape shows, but no set slot yet.

Jason Hall kicked things off by announcing that, unfortunately, his broadcast colleague, Michael Ward was not there. Jason introduced none other than "Big CA" Carnage Antwante, announcing that he would be joining him to do commentary.

Opening Match-"The Punisher" Dre Black vs "The Ladies Man" Beyond-Beyond out the chute with a series of dropkicks that sent Dre out. Dre fought back by landing a big back elbow and followed with a suplex. Beyond hit the "Elijah Express" running knees on Dre in the corner. Beyond connected with a frog splash to get a near fall. Dre caught Beyond with the "Sky High" and defeated Beyond after delivering his signature "Blackout" finisher. Your winner, Dre Black!

2nd Match-The Crime & "The Sharpest Card in the Deck" Ace vs Malik "The Great" & Suicide, sporting new tights-Referee C'Lo Banks, who a lady in the crowd referred to as "Cheat-Lo". The Crime and Malik started the contest. Armbar by Crime, where Malik executed a nice bridge. Malik kicked Crime, forcing Crime to abort the ring and ask for a timeout or Team Tia. Crime decided that it was time to bury the hatchet and shake hands, but ended up poking him in the eyes. Crime with a spinebuster on Malik, but Suicide ran in to break the count. Meanwhile, Crime and Ace swapped out. Malik flipped off the ropes and tagged in Suicide. Suicide came in, executing a ddt on Ace. Suicide and Malik worked as a cohesive unit, dishing out a series of double clotheslines on Ace in the corner. Ace would come back with a low blow on Malik, followed by a scissors kick. Again, Suicide ran in to break the count. Ace and Crime swapped out while Referee C'Lo Banks had his back turned. Crime locked in a sleeper. Malik fought out, but, immediately, caught a clothesline. Ace missed a frog splash. Suicide made the tag and came in with a head of steam. Malik nailed Ace with the rotation kick, sending Ace rolling out to the floor. T-bone suplex by Suicide. Suicide was going for a piledriver when a mysterious, unidentified guy walked towards the ring. This distracted Suicide, enabling Crime to catch him with a low blow and roll him up to get the win. Your winners, The Crime & Ace! Afterwards, The Crime was paying off Referee C'Lo Banks.

3rd Match-Mike Anthony vs Sniper-Anthony synched in a headlock on Sniper. Anthony with a shoulderblock. Sniper caught him with an elbow off the ropes. Mike Anthony attempted a dropkick, but "The IWA Original" Sniper put on the brakes. Sniper hit Anthony with a clothesline, following it up with consecutive fist drops. Sniper dropped Anthony's neck over the ropes from a fireman's carry. Sniper defeated Anthony with a nice spike piledriver. Jason Hall chimed in saying, "Give me your lunch money, Mike Anthony!" Anthony reminded me a lot of Low-Ki/Senshi. Anthony didn't want any help from the ref and walked out on his own.

TV Taping Began-Jason Hall and "Big CA" Carnage Antwane said they would be sharing clips from "Gratified". They have a jam-packed card that will include a triple threat including the NEW IWA Tag Champions, Psycho and Pappy "The Asylum", and the IWA Heavyweight Champion Bishop will also be defending his title against Precious. Jason added, "This is IWA Championship Wrestling. Where only the strong survive. And that survival begins right now!"

4th Match-Full Scale Assault Partners Collide-Jason Steele vs "Fat Machismo" (AKA Xander Raines)-Xander slapped Jason. Xander caught Jason with a clothesline, but missed a running elbow attack in the corner. Big splash by Jason in the corner, followed by a schoolboy for a near fall. "Fat Machismo" back with a big suplex. The two traded chops. "Fat Machismo" with a knee to Jason's back, sending him out. Machismo would connect with a double axehandle off the apron. "Fat Machismo" threw Jason into the ringsteps. Xander hung up Steele on the guardrail. One of the fans, told "Fat Machismo", "Right here" so he draped Jason over the rail and jumped off the apron. "Fat Machismo" went for the "WMD", but Jason caught him with a ddt. Jason Steele hit Xander with the "Tech 9". A frustrated Jason Steele said, "What I gotta do!" after that didn't get the job done. The two Full Scale Assault partners had a staredown. "Fat Machismo" Xander Raines delivered the "WMD" and followed it up with a elbow drop from the top to get the win over his partner. Your winner, "Fat Machismo" Xander Raines! After the bell, Dre Black attacked "Fat Machismo" Xander Raines and gave him the "Blackout". Dre got a chair, but Jason Steele jumped in to stop him from using it on his partner. Then, the Full Scale Assault partners shook hands and embraced.

Jason Hall interviewed Johnny Dotson, who said, "Before it's all said and done, I will be a Grand Slam Champion in the IWA." Dotson also told a lady at ringside, "Shut up, Lady! Before I pull that wig off your head!" Tatt2 ran out and attacked Dotson. This led to an impromptu match.

5th Match-Johnny Dotson vs "The INKcredible" Tatt2-Springboard body press by Tatt2. Tatt2 with a rolling thunder into a lionsault, but Johnny managed to get his knees up. Johnny with a jumping heel kick, following with a double underhook suplex. Consecutive leg drops by Dotson. Johnny administered some vicious chops on Tatt2 out on the floor. Back inside, Johnny covered Tatt2, putting his feet on the ropes. When confronted by Referee C'Lo Banks, Johnny insisted that he was stretching. Dotson told everyone that he's great, following a clothesline that almost beheaded Tatt2. Brainbuster by Dotson on Tatt2. Michinoku driver by Dotson, but Tatt2 kicked out. An outraged Johnny Dotson blew up at C'Lo, claiming it was a slow count. Dotson hit Tatt2 with a ddt. Tatt2 kicked out, again. An irate Dotson screamed, "Stay down!" Tatt2 fought back with some forearms and an enzuguri. Tatt2 connected with the 901, but when he went for his springboard attack, his momentum sent him flying over Dotson. Johnny Dotson managed to rollup Tatt2 and get the win, thanks to some extra added assistance provided by the ring ropes. Your winner, Johnny Dotson! Following the match, Referee C'Lo Banks had to physically push Johnny Dotson to the back because he was about to jump in the crowd on a group of fans.

Jason Hall introduced the IWA United States Champion, "Dynamite" Seth Knight. Knight said, "I'm the champ for a reason. That's because I'm the best and nobody can beat me." Seth Knight issued an open challenge to anybody to come out and wrestle him in a non-title match. Knight added, "If they can beat me, maybe they can get a title shot." The Baron Malkavain took him up on his offer. Seth Knight tried to convince The Baron that he didn't want that belt and he shouldn't fight him. Seth extended his hand. The Baron Malkavain shook Seth Knight's hand, but then punched the champ. And with that this match got underway.

6th Match-Non-Title "Dynamite" Challenge-IWA United States Champion "Dynamite" Seth Knight vs The Baron Malkavain-The Baron Malkavain sent Knight flying with a big back body drop, followed by a jumping heel kick. These two members of Hell's Army went at it with Seth Knight rolling out of the ring as The Baron followed him. The Baron Malkavain connected with a flying bodypress off the top-rope. Seth Knight would fire back, landing a knee to the back of The Baron's head. The Baron caught Seth Knight with a release German suplex. The Baron landed a flying kick out of the corner. The Baron Malkavain went for his signature maneuver "The Demon's Wings", but Seth Knight managed to counter and connected with his "Sour Face Silencer" finisher. The Baron Malkavain kicked out. Seth Knight tried for another "Sour Face Silencer", but The Baron Malkavain caught him with "The Demon's Wings" and got the win, possibly earning a future title shot. Your winner, The Baron Malkavain! Following the match, the fans chanted, "Get yo belt!" and The Baron Malkavain picked up the IWA United States Championship.

SnS (Syn & Stunner) walked out accompanied by Jason "The Brain", who was making his IWA debut. Jason "The Brain" interrupted announcer Jason Hall, stating that SnS was "The greatest tag-team in IWA history and now they've brought in the best manager in the South!" Syn added that they've got a rematch for their belts, but it's going to happen on their watch and when they are ready. The NEW IWA Tag-Team Champions, Psycho and Pappy, "The Asylum" made their way out. Psycho put Carnage Antwane's cap on Jason Hall's head. Next, Armageddon and Cymba made their way out for this next match as Jason "The Brain" jumped over the rail and hid in the crowd.

7th Match-Triple Threat Tag Action-IWA Tag-Team Champions, "The Asylum" (Psycho & Pappy) vs SnS (Syn & Stunner), managed by Jason "The Brain" vs "Satan's Pitbull" Armageddon & Cymba-Syn and Psycho started things. Psycho threw Syn across the ring. Syn and Jason "The Brain" accused Psycho of pulling his hair. Syn got Stunner to pump up his arm. Psycho tagged in Pappy. The Asylum in with a double single-arm ddt. Pappy locked in a camel clutch on Syn. Pappy also delivered a "World's Strongest Slam". Stunner tagged in Armageddon. SnS with a lightning fast series of high-flying offense, consisting of Syn hitting a shooting star and making the tag to Stunner, who shot in off the apron with a slingshot somersault senton, followed by a shooting star of his own. Pappy caught Stunner with a big spinning neckbreaker. Psycho and Syn both tagged in with Syn getting ran over with a clothesline. In the end, Armageddon and Cymba double chokeslammed Psycho, with Syn taking advantage of the opportunity, pinning Psycho to get the win. Your winners, Syn and Stunner!

"The Flamboyant Mauler" Precious made his way out. IWA Commissioner Reno Diamond came out, informing Precious that he was suppose to get a title shot, but it's not going to happen, today. Reno announced that Precious would wrestle Bishop, but it would be in a Handicap Match. Reno introduced Bishop's partner, "The Samoan Savage" Samoan Raja. IWA Heavyweight Champion Bishop and the IWA Light Heavyweight Champion Blalok The Blazer made their way out to the ring. Meanwhile, Precious crawled under the ring.

Main Event-Handicap Match-"Every Man's Dream & Every Woman's Nightmare" Precious vs IWA Heavyweight Champion Bishop & Samoan Raja-Precious crawled under the ring. Reno, Blalok and Bishop started looking for Precious. Precious snuck back in, dropkicking Bishop from behind, which resulted in Bishop bumping into Raja and knocking him out of the ring. Precious went to work on Bishop. Bishop caught Precious in the corner, throwing him down with a vengeance with an Alabama slam. Bishop with a big spinebuster. Wishbone by Raja and Bishop. Bishop upended Precious with his "Hammer of Thor" clothesline. Precious fought back. Bishop got tangled up in the ropes. Precious kicked Raja in his junk and then breast fed Bishop, who was still trapped in the ropes. Precious with a big Tennessee jam from the top. Raja ended up splashing Bishop. Precious hit "The Backstabber", but Reno Diamond pulled the referee out. Precious dodged a spear from Bishop and successfully delivered a baseball slide kick on Reno. When Precious turned around, Bishop nailed him with a spear to get the win. Afterward, The Samoan Raja continued with an onslaught that included him delivering his Kishi Driver on Precious. Eventually, "Big CA" Carnage Antwane had seen enough while sitting at the announce table and jumped in with a big boot. After clearing the ring, Precious and CA danced as the show came to a close.

You can watch IWA Championship Wrestling at 10:00am on Saturday mornings on WPXX-ION Television.

Wanna attend an IWA TV Taping at the IWA Arena? IWA TV Tapings are held every Saturday at 2:00pm at the IWA Arena, located at 1225 State Line Road in Southaven, Mississippi. The building is located right beside Sonic and across the street from Dale's. FREE Admission!

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IWA Championship Wrestling "Where Only The Strong Survive!"

Also, be on the lookout for all of Tia's great pictures from this show!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

RassleResults: NEW West Memphis, AR 7.27.09

-Kevin Charles beat Kolby Stern

-Mike Anthony beat Justin Smart

-Alan Steele beat Kid Nikels and Shawn Reed in a triple threat

-US JR Title Match: Eric Wayne beat Austin Lane to retain title

----55 in the crowd...Downtown Bruno and Chuck Poe were the refs...Reed/Steele joined forces after the match and beat up Nikels...I was told the Lane/Wayne match was easily [****]...Lots of rumblings about this group being on TV soon. No confirmed news yet.

(WGN) Nov 28: WWE notes, Diva engaged, Ric Flair bares all, three wrestling deaths, update on Angelina Love, Sid pulls out and more


Saturday November 28, 2009


11/27 Smackdown TV results from Bridgeport, CT: The Hart Dynasty over Cryme Tyme; Matt Hardy over CM Punk via DQ; Batista over Kane; John Morrison over Eric Escobar; and The Undertaker over Chris Jericho via DQ. The former Festus, as Luke Gallows, debuted as a bodyguard for CM Punk which is something that has been long talked about.

There is a Smackdown/ECW house show tonight in Upper Marlboro, MD. The TV tapings are Sunday in Hampton, VA because WWE are flying out a crew to Iraq following Monday's Raw in Baltimore for the annual Tribute to the Troops show. The Raw crew also has a house show Sunday night in Charlottesville, VA. We're looking for reader reports from all these shows to


To those celebrating, I hope you all had a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

WWE has paid to film footage in a Baltimore courtroom on Monday afternoon which I assume will involve DX vs. Hornswoggle, guest host Verne Troyer, and many other little people they have booked for Raw.

Advertising Age at has an interview with WWE EVP of Marketing Michelle Wilson. She claimed that live event attendance is up this year because they cut ticket prices, and that PPV revenue is down because of the economy. While the later may be true, live event attendance has increased on average this year mostly due to running more events overseas in large arenas and less shows on home soil.

WWE ranked No. 182 on Forbes' list of the 200 Best Small Companies, down 60 spots from last year's rank of No. 122.

Some significant WWE stock filings this past week. More on this in the next few days... The stock closed out the week at $15.81 on the NYSE.

A WWE Diva just got engaged.

Kaval (Low-Ki) started on the road with ECW this past week and worked a dark match with Paul Burchill at Tuesday's tapings in Bridgeport.

Maria Kanellis starts back on the road today.

The plan right now is for Tony Chimel to handle the ring announcements for ECW until a new replacement is found for Lauren Mayhew. There was some talk of Savannah (Angela Fong) but Vince wants to groom someone who can also sing the national anthem like Lilian Garcia.

The Miz has lost his voice. Several people are said to be hoping it doesn't return anytime soon or at least before the WWE crew fly out to Iraq. on Friday was selling the new Hulk Hogan DVD with a 57% discount.

Tommy Dreamer who is hosting new episodes of ECW on 24/7 noted the most legit craziest people he has ever met in wrestling are Paul Heyman, Balls Mahoney, Little Guido, The Iron Sheik, and Victoria - now Tara in TNA.

Former Indiana police officer David. L. Scudder was convicted of theft and misconduct this past week. He pocketed $154 from a promoter who was selling autographs for a men posing as Steve Austin. Story is at

The Slam Wrestling website interviewed Batista about his DVD at


The next TNA show is December 4 in Portland, ME at the Cumberland Civic Center which is the house show debut of Desmond Wolfe.

The TNA show in Lyon, France on January 31 was canceled. The building said it was due to low ticket sales.

A NSFW photo of a bare-ass Ric Flair at from the Hulkamania tour which concluded tonight in Sydney, Austrailia before an estimated 6000 fans... Thursday night in Brisbane before 3500 fans, mostly who purchased two-for-one tickets, had Rikishi & Brian Christopher over Rock of Love; Shannon Moore vs. Spartan 3000 Matt Cross in a time limit draw; Rosey over Val Venis & The Godfather in a three-way; Heidenreich, Black Pearl & Vampire Warrior over The Nasty Boys & Eugene; Kiara Dillon won a bikini contest; Orlando Jordan over Mr. Kennedy; Umaga over Brutus Beefcake; and Hulk Hogan managed by Jimmy Hart over Ric Flair managed by Lacey Von Erich.

Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit combined tilt-shift and time lapse photography to create an unusual video of the Hulkamania show in Melbourne. Story and video is at

The Chicago Sun Times ran a story quoting Angelina Love saying, "Don't believe everything you hear, and don’t believe everything you read," claiming she will be back in TNA very soon.


Mike LeBell passed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday of respiratory failure. He was 79. LeBell, in Southern California, was one of the most influential and predominant wrestling promoters of the 1960s and '70s. Greg Oliver has a nice story on him at Mike was the older brother of Judo Gene LeBell, 77, who still to this day runs a MMA/Grappling Dojo in Burbank, CA... Ric Dasin interviews Gene LeBell at

Alexis Pillman, the late Brian Pillman's stepdaughter, passed away on Thanksgiving at age 26 as a result of an auto accident. She had been working indy shows in Georgia and Ohio, and worked a TNA show last year in Cincinnati as a ring card girl. A serious knee injury prevented her from wrestling but of late she had been managing Sean Casey. Our deepest condolences to the Pillman family.

Gordon Lambert, an indy wrester out of Mississippi, passed away last night. No details are known at press time. He ran shows out of Ruth, MS where he helped many schools, churches and other charitable organizations with fundraisers.

Sid Eudy has left the American Wrestling Rampage tour in Europe. He suffered an arm injury, thought to be a torn bicep, and is heading back to the U.S. for medical attention. The travel conditions on this tour are said to be very tough with long bus rides that are getting the better of some of the crew.

Dragon Gate USA tapes PPV tonight at the Arena in Philadelphia. More info at

Dutch Mantel is interviewed at along with Podcasts from Jim Cornette, Kenny Bolin, Bill Behrens, Lanny Poffo, and more.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed December 5 as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Day. Bobby will be appearing on December 5 at Dave Herro's Bliuzzrd Brawl show at the Waukesha County Expo with a 7:30pm belltime. Among those booked are Mick Foley, Mr. Ken "Kennedy" Anderson, Road Warrior Animal, and King Kong Bundy. More info can be found at or by calling Dave Herro at 262-573-5397.

Alex Marvez has a story on Dr. Death Steve Williams at

Dwayne Johnson's film Planet 51 finished its first week with a gross of $18.3 million.

The LA Times at has a story on Kai Maiava, a nephew of Dwayne Johnson, who is playing football for the Bruins at UCLA.

Eric Bischoff's production company has a new reality show which premieres on December 12 on CMT. Posse: The Young Guns of PBR follows eight professional bull riders trying to become the next PBR champion. One of the contestants, 24-year-old Kasey Hayes from Liberal, KS rides with a special face mask after a serious injury after going head to head with a bull at age of 12. More info at


RassleResults: USWO/ATL Nashville, TN 11.27.09

69 attended

Psycho Medic & Harold Knight b Convict & Chaos when Medic pinned Chaos

Matt Korbaine b Dyron Flynn

Quinton Quarisma b Lee Cross

USWO Jr. Champion Bad Boy Dixon b Shane Smalls

Nore Havoc b Number One Bomb

ATL Southern Champion Tommy Mercer b Chic Canyon

USWO Tag Team Champions Josh Crowe & Damien Payne b LT Falk & Petey Wright when Payne pinned Falk

Credit: Jimmie Daniel