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Torch Indy Weekend Report: Punk retains in ROH, Jacobs retains in IWA-MS, Sandman no-shows

Jul 18, 2005 - 10:20:00 AM
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By Chris Vetter, Torch Contributor

Torch Indy Reporter Chris Vetter travels thousands of miles each year to see dozens of indy shows all over the country. His reports covering the entire U.S. Indy Scene are usually published exclusively here at PWTorch.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

WEEKEND PREVIEW, NEWS & NOTES

Unfortunately, the big news of the weekend was the sheer number of no-shows on wrestling cards.

In New Jersey, Teddy Hart and Sandman failed to make it to the JAPW show. JAPW was really pushing the Sandman match against Rhyno, which obviously failed to take place. However, JAPW had a surprise debut in Charlie Haas, who wrestled in the six-man main event. JAPW officials claim that attendance was 700. Results of the show are below.

In Midlothian, Ill., IWA-Mid South had six wrestlers not appear – Sal Thomaselli, Chad Collyer, B-Boy, Delirious, Japanese wrestler Kudo, and Mark Wolf. Promoter Ian Rotten responded to several angry posts on the IWA-Mid South message board from people who were upset at the significant number of cancellations, not just on this show, but on many recent IWA-Mid South shows. “I will say I didn't lie about anyone being booked,” Ian Rotten wrote. “When people have to travel to get places, things do indeed go wrong. No-shows and things going wrong are very disappointing to me also.”

On the IWA-Mid South show, Jimmy Jacobs defeated Jerry Lynn to retain his heavyweight title, while Danny Daniels defeated Matt Sydal in a non-title match. (Sydal holds the Midwest X Title.) Results of the show are below.

The big show of the weekend was Ring of Honor in Woodbridge, Conn., where Matt Hardy defeated Christopher Daniels, and CM Punk defeated James Gibson to retain the ROH Heavyweight title. Sounds like it was another good show. Results are below.

I attended a Northern Impact Wrestling show Saturday afternoon in New Hope, Minn., then a Neo Pro Wrestling event in Cottage Grove, Minn., that night, where I spoke briefly with Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald. She is turning down interviews at this time because she is releasing a shoot interview soon. She did want to say that Internet reports stating she was upset about the WWE diva contest are inaccurate; she said she looked forward to working with the new women. She declined to say if she would return to wrestling. However, it is clear she is still a fan of wrestling, and she appeared to enjoy the show. Overall, she appeared to be in good mood and was friendly to everyone.

Low Ki will return to Chaotic Wrestling in Methuen, Mass., on Saturday, Aug. 6, to take on Handsome Johnny. Go to www.chaoticwrestling.com for more details.

WAW of the Washington DC area has stated that former 3PW co-owner Jasmin St. Claire is now a co-owner of WAW.

And you can always reach me with your indy results at chrisjvetter@hotmail.com. I request that you remember to say date, location (including building, city & state!), and full name of the promotion.

WEEKEND RESULTS

IWA East Coast, July 13, South Charleston, W.Va.: Kudo defeats Eddie Kingston, Trik Nasty defeats Tracy Smothers, War Pig defeats Daring U, Ian Rotten defeats Mickie Knuckles, Gypsy Joe defeats Necro Butcher, Chris Hero defeats Billy Gunn, Mad Man Pondo defeats JC Bailey in a barbed wire match.

IWA-Mid South, July 15, Midlothian, Ill.: Ryan Boz defeats Chandler McClure, Eddie Venom defeats Brad Bradley, Brandon Thomaselli defeats BJ Whitmer, Danny Daniels defeats Matt Sydal, Chris Hero & Ian Rotten defeat Vito Thomaselli & Eddie Kingston & Orlando Colon in a handicap match, Marek Brave & Tyler Black defeat Lotus & Crazy J, Trik Davis defeats Eric Priest, Arik Cannon defeats CJ Otis, Josh Abercrombie defeats Tyler Black, Jimmy Jacobs defeats Jerry Lynn.

Chaotic Wrestling, July 15, Lowell, Mass.: Chase Del Monte defeats Dr. Reginald Heresy, Andre Lyonz defeats Mighty Mini, Handsome Johnny defeats Brian Milonas, Arch Kincaid & Tommy Penmanship & Max Bauer defeat the Logan brothers, Maverick Wild defeats Psycho, El Milagro defeats Craig Stratton, Mike Kruel defeats Luis Ortiz.

Ring of Honor, Woodbridge, Conn.: Nigel McGuinness defeats Claudio Castognoli, Austin Aries defeats El Generico, Homicide defeats Kevin Steen and Azrieal and Dixie a four-way, Carnage Crew defeat Ring Crew Express and Lacey’s Angels and Fast Eddie & Mike Kruel, AJ Styles defeats Roderick Strong, Samoa Joe defeats Jimmy Rave, Matt Hardy defeats Christopher Daniels, CM Punk defeats James Gibson.

JAPW, July 16, Rahway, N.J.: Corvis Fear defeats Danny Demanto, Outcast Killaz defeat Neeno Capone & Eric Cooper, Talia defeats Alicia, Low Ki defeats Sonjay Dutt, Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere defeat Jack Evans, B-Boy defeats Arcadia, Rhyno defeats Balls Mahoney, Jay Lethal & Charlie Haas & Lethal’s Dad defeat Steve Corino & Ricky Landell & Rick Silver.

ECWA, July 16, Newark, Del.: Cheetah Master & Ace Darling defeat Mike Kruel & Freak Nastty, Shawn Patrick defeats Rob Eckos, Mega defeats Mr. Ooh La La, Chase Del Monte & Fred Sampson & Johnny Maxx defeat the Chick Magnets, Aden Chambers defeats Billy Bax, Vic D. Vine defeats Andrew Ryker, Maniac Mark Milonas defeats Japanese Pool Boy, Billy Bax won battle royal #1, Rob Eckos won battle royal #2, Scotty Charisma defeats Bax and Eckos in a three-way to retain the ECWA title.

NWA Anarchy, July 16, Cornelia, Ga.: Sal Rinauro & Seth Delay & Patrick Bentley defeat Skeeter Frost & Cru Jones & Ken Westbrooks, Brent Silver defeats Andrew Alexander, Mikal Adryan defeats Heath Miller & Randall Johnson in a handicap match, Lost Boys defeat Slim J & Jay Fury, Nick Halen defeats Billy Buck, Ray Gordy defeats Todd Sexton, Rainman defeats Jeremy V, Jeff Lewis defeats Jay Fury.

Neo Pro Wrestling, July 16, Cottage Grove, Minn.: Kid Krazy Kory James defeats Johnny Parks, Big Daddy Hoofer defeats Cowboy Gator Magraw, Joey Envy defeats Dinn T Moore, Black Stallion & Mason Quinn defeats Bobby Valentino & Punisher Rob James, Rain defeats Ann Thraxx, Dysfunction & John Johnson defeat Pete Huge & Shimdog.

Northern Impact Wrestling, July 16, New Hope, Minn.: Nate Bash defeats Ben Sailer, Punisher Rob James defeats Malikite, GVD defeats Duke, Darius Dreams & Superstar defeat Kid Cocky & the New Sheriff, Al B.C. defeats Vinnie Devine, Bobby Mafi & J.O.E. defeat Bret O’Brian & Trent Jones, Venom defeats Azrieal Synn, Kamikaze Klecker defeats Cody O’Neill and The Prophet in a three-way, Ryan Cruz defeats Arik Cannon.

Lethal Wrestling Alliance, July 16, House Springs, Mo.: Pretty Boy Paul Parker defeats Eric the Aardvark, European Scumbag defeats Jynx, Hard Knox Ryan Ash defeats Reverend Evan Gelist, Gary the Barnowl defeats Shorty Biggs via DQ, Dingo defeats Nick Tyson, Adam Raw defeats Kory Twist, Frankie Big Balls defeats Jordan Lacey.

American Pro Wrestling, July 16, Spartanburg, S.C.: Morbid defeats Scotty Black, Boomer Payne & David Duke defeat Sala & Tama Makoa, Zack Salvation defeats Rowdy James, Ricky Morton & Billy Rucker defeat Doug Hawkins & Bill White via DQ, Ostgard defeats Nick Fury, Romeo Mark Slain & “Loaded Gunz” Ken Magnum defeat Brady Thomas & Kaos, Chief Jay Eagle defeats Steve Cronic, Brandon Phoenix defeats Morbid, Viper defeats Serial Killer, Sir Jonathan Buffett & Brandon East defeat Mickey Richards & Bryan Austin.

UPCOMING SHOWS

UPW, July 20, Santa Ana, Calif., “Meltdown,” with Luther Reigns, Jesus Aguilera, Sakoda. Also attending (but not wrestling) will be Frankie Kazarian and Chris Masters.

CZW/Chikara “Next”, July 21, Philadelphia, Penn., former ECW Arena.

Border City Wrestling, July 22, Oldcastle, Ontario, the Ciociaro Club, with Bret Hart in attendance, plus Chris Sabin, Petey Williams, Alex Shelley.

Chikara Pro, July 22, Reading, Penn., “Yong Lion’s Cup 3, Night 1,” with Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli & Gran Akuma vs. Jigsaw & Shane Storm & Mike Quackenbush, plus six Young Lion’s Cup tournament matches.

NWA Universal, July 22, Tahlequah, Okla., “Chris Candido Cup” tournament, with The Naturals. Also in action will be Christopher Daniels.

Elite Wrestling Entertainment, July 22, Tampa, Fla., with Steve Madison vs. Jason Cross, Vordell Walker vs. Roderick Strong, Ray Gordy vs. Buck Quartermain, Erick Stevens vs. Tommy Vandal.

Ring of Honor, July 23, Philadelphia, the armory, with CM Punk vs. Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal & James Gibson vs. Homicide & Low Ki & Ricky Reyes, Jimmy Rave vs. AJ Styles, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. Alex Shelley & ????

Chikara Pro, July 23, Hellertown, Penn., “Young Lion’s Cup 3, night 2.”

NWA Midwest, July 23, Streamwood, Ill., the Park District, with Danny Daniels defending his title, plus Matt Sydal vs. Delirious.

IWR, July 23, Sterling Heights, Mich., Sunnybrook Golf & Bowl, with Homeless Jimmy vs. Mr. Insanity vs. “Maniac” George Morbid in a street fight, and Conrad Kennedy III will defend his title.

NWA Universal, July 23, Tulsa, Okla., The Armory.

ACW/NWA-Wisconsin, July 23, Brussels, Wis., Grand Slam, with Abdullah the Butcher!

NWA Rocky Top, July 23, Knoxville, Tenn., with Jimmy Golden vs. Tom Pritchard, Ricky Morton & Tracy Smothers vs. Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton.

Neo Pro Wrestling, July 23, Good Thunder, Minn., Good Thunder Bar & Restaurant, outdoor show.

W.A.R. Wrestling, July 23, Indianapolis, Ind., with Stevie Lee vs. Steve Stone, Scotty Sabre vs. Matt Stryker, Carlton Kaz vs. Jimmy Lennox.

American Pro Wrestling, July 23, Spartanburg, S.C., Boomer Payne & David Duke vs. Ken Magnum & Mark Slain.

Chikara Pro, July 24, Pittston, Penn., “Young Lion’s Cup, Night 3.”

Buckeye Pro Wrestling, July 26, Hamilton, Ohio, the Butler County Fairgrounds, with Abyss vs. Shark Boy vs. Nate Webb vs. Cody Hawk vs. Jimmy Turner vs. Dustin Thomas in a six-way elimination match, plus Greg Valentine vs. Koko B. Ware in a legends match, Nigel McGuinness vs. Chad Collyer.

International Wrestling Cartel, July 29, Monroeville, Penn., with A.J. Styles vs. Matt Hardy.

IWA-Mid South, July 29, Herrin, Ill., Civic Center.

Pro Wrestling Warfare, July 29, Sanford, Fla., Onyx vs. Bruce Steele, Jay Fury vs. Roderick Strong, Erick Stevens vs. Vordell Walker, Mikey Batts vs. Sedrick Strong vs. Johnny V in a three-way.

Neo Pro Wrestling, July 29, Chatfield, Minn., Chosen Valley Sports Bar.

IWA-Mid South, July 30, Plymouth, Ind.

CZW, July 30, Philadelphia, Penn., “Tournament of Death,” in former ECW Arena.

NWA Cyberspace, July 30, Wayne, N.J., “TV taping,” Jeff Jarrett-Abyss contract signing for 8/21 show, plus Jarrett vs. Slyk Wagner Brown, Jazz vs. Nicki Roxx, Rodney Mack vs. Grim Reefer, Bobby Roode vs. Crowbar.

International Wrestling Cartel, July 30, Butler County Fair, with A.J. Styles in action.

Pro Wrestling Unplugged, July 30, Philadelphia, Penn., at the Animal House.

NWA Central States, July 30, Lawrence, Kan., the community building, with Sabu in action!!

NWA Anarchy, July 30, Cornelia, Ga., “Hostile Environment,” with Rainman vs. Mikal Adryan in a steel cage, Iceberg vs. Scottie Wrenn, Sal Rinauro & Seth Delay vs. the Lost Boys, Ray Gordy vs. Jeff Lewis.

Elite Wrestling Entertainment, July 30, Tampa, Fla.

Full Impact Pro, Aug. 5., Crystal River, Fla., with Samoa Joe, Homicide, Ace Steel, Roderick Strong, Azrieal, Rainman, Tony MamalukeSteve Madison, Adam Pearce, Sal Rinauro and Jay Fury.

IWA-Mid South, Aug. 5, Rensselaer, Ind.

Buckeye Pro Wrestling, Aug. 5, Middletown, Ohio, with Cody Hawk vs. Abyss in a last man standing match, plus Al Snow, Shark Boy, Nigel McGuinness and an appearance by Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.

Full Impact Pro, Aug. 6., Bushnell, Fla., with Samoa Joe, Homicide, Ace Steel, Roderick Strong, Azrieal, Rainman, Tony MamalukeSteve Madison, Adam Pearce, Sal Rinauro and Jay Fury.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Aug. 6, Los Angeles area, with A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Steen, Christopher Daniels vs. Chris Hero.

IWA-Mid South, Aug. 6, Hammond, Ind.

Chaotic Wrestling, Aug. 6, Methuen, Mass., with Low Ki vs. Handsome Johnny.

ACW/NWA-Wisconsin, Aug. 6., Oshkosh, Wis.

NWA Indy, Aug. 6, Indianapolis, Ind., with “Wildcat” Chris Harris vs. Abyss in a no DQ match, plus Eric Young of Team Canada and “Spyder” Nate Webb in action.

IWR, Aug. 6, Detroit, Mich., the Detroit Contemporary, with Conrad Kennedy III vs. N8 Mattson.

Ring of Honor, Aug. 12, Dayton, Ohio, with Matt Hardy wrestling!

International Wrestling Cartel, Aug. 12, Harrisburg, Penn., with A.J. Styles in action.

Chikara Pro, Aug. 13, Philadelphia, Penn., former ECW Arena, 2 p.m. ** note start time ** prior to CZW show that night.

Ring of Honor, Aug. 13, Chicago Ridge, Ill., with Matt Hardy wrestling, plus Low Ki & Homicide vs. Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal.

International Wrestling Cartel, Aug. 13 Union Town, Penn., with A.J. Styles in action.

Combat Zone Wrestling, Aug. 13, Philadelphia, Penn., Viking Hall.

Ballpark Brawl, Aug. 13, Buffalo, N.Y., after the Buffalo Bison game.

Neo Pro Wrestling, Aug. 13, Lonsdale, Minn., South 40 Pub

International Wrestling Cartel, Aug. 14, McKeesport, Penn., with A.J. Styles in action.

Ballpark Brawl, Aug. 14, Rochester, N.Y., with Abyss in action.


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