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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 NEWS & NOTES
CM Punk is still the Ring of Honor champion after a one-hour draw on Saturday with Christopher Daniels. I’ve certainly read mixed reviews of the show, with some people unhappy with the numerous non-finishes and interference on this show.
Comedy wrestler Shane Storm won the three-day Chikara Pro “Young Lion’s Cup” tournament in Pennsylvania this weekend. Storm’s gimmick is that he is a construction worker, with a bright, goofy mask. When he holds up his construction “stop sign,” it instantly freezes his opponent in place (think Road Runner vs. Wile E Coyote.) It’s silly, but the Chikara fans like it. I personally am not a big fan. Overall, the results look like this was a good weekend of wrestling.
Bret Hart made a rare indy appearance for Border City Wrestling on Friday to sign autographs, along with Jim Neidhart and Jimmy Hart. In the main event, Petey Williams defeated Alex Shelley and A.J. Styles and Chris Sabin in a four-way. Results are below.
I attended the NWA Midwest show Saturday in Streamwood, Ill., which is a suburb in the northwest corner of Chicago. Delirious defeated Matt Sydal in a fantastic 21-minute match. Results of the show are listed below.
NWA Rocky Top in Knoxville, Tenn., claims they drew 550 fans for a show Saturday, with Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton defeating Ricky Morton & Tracy Smothers, and Dr. Tom Pritchard pinning Jimmy Golden. Full results are below.
Kanyon made a return to wrestling Friday when he ran to ringside during the EWE show in Florida to save Steve Madison from a beat down. Kanyon will be in a tag match at the next show. Learn more about this new promotion at www.EWEflorida.com. Full results of the show are below.
And you can always reach me with your indy results at firstname.lastname@example.org. I request that you remember to say date, location (including building, city & state!), and full name of the promotion.
Chikara/CZW NEXT, July 21, Philadelphia, Penn.: Dr. Cheung defeats Slacker Martin, Sabian defeats Andy Sumner, Retain Dragon defeats Darin Corbin, Mike Quackenbush & Lance Steel & Ryan Cruz & The Prophet & Shane Storm defeat Larry Sweeney & Niles Young & JC Ryder & Gran Akuma & Icarus, Joker defeats Ravage, Chris Hero & Arik Cannon & Claudio Castognoli defeat Heretic & Vries Kastelein & DeeJay Hyde.
Border City Wrestling, July 22, Oldcastle, Ontario: Johnny Devin defeats Ryan Wood and Kid Kopeland and Derek Wylde and Kris Chambers and El Reverso in a six-way, Brad Bradley & Conrad Kennedy III defeat J.T. Playa & Jon Bolen, Mat Duval defeats Ruffy Silverstein, Gutter & Cody Steele defeat Geza Kalman & Johnny Bravo, Bobby Roode defeats A-1 Alistair Ralphs, Phil Atlas & Jimmy Jacobs defeat N8 Mattson & Danny Daniels, Jamie D defeats Shantelle, Petey Williams defeats Alex Shelley and A.J. Styles and Chris Sabin in a four-way. Also appearing at the show were Bret Hart, Jimmy Neidhart and Jimmy Hart.
Chikara Pro, July 22, Riverside, Penn.: Rorschach defeats Trik Davis, Sabian defeats Dr. Cheung, Icarus defeats The Prophet, Mickie Knuckles defeats Retail Dragon, Arik Cannon defeats Mat Bomboy, Ricky Reyes defeats Cheech, Larry Sweeney defeats Josh Abercrombie, Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli & Gran Akuma defeat Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Lance Steel, Icarus defeats Sabian & Arik Cannon & Ricky Reyes & Mickie Knuckles & Rorschach in a six-way to advance to the Young Lion’s Cup finals.
Elite Wrestling Entertainment, July 22, Tampa, Fla.: Roderick Strong defeats Erick Stevens, Antonio Banks & Bruce Steele & Scott Davis defeat Ray Gordy & Tommy Vandal & Sal Rinauro, Antonio Banks defeats Vordell Walker, Steve Madison defeats Scott Davis, Buck Quartermaine defeats Bruce Steele, Roderick Strong defeats Antonio Banks, Buck Quartermaine defeats Steve Madison, Jay Fury & Mikey Batts defeat the Market Crashers, Buck Quartermaine defeats Roderick Strong to win the tournament. Kanyon made a surprise debut to save Madison from a beatdown.
Brew City Wrestling, July 22, Waukesha, Wis.: Bailey Mannix defeats Justin Dredd and TC Washington in a three-way, Danny Scott defeats Steve Stone and Mike Horning, Joey Eastman defeats Miss Katie in an intergender match, Jose Guerrero defeats Bobby Valentino in two straight falls, Frankie DeFalco & Jake “The Milkman” Milliman & Doink & Mike Venom defeat Matt Longtime & Tommy Courageous & Jack Berzerker & Joey Eastman, Dysfunction defeats Dinn T Moore, Mason Quinn defeats Rasche Brown.
World of Hurt Wrestling, July 22, Hudson Falls, N.Y., Shockwave & Timmy Tasteless defeat Sean Alexander & Timmy Wright, Steve Kruz defeats Bobby Flamingo, Texas Outlaw defeats JP Black, Good Lord Willing defeats “Millenium Millionaire” Scott Scarsdale, Jeff Starr defeats Chuck Deep, Kayla Sparks defeats Miss Deville and Barbie to retain the women’s title. Punk defeats Jim Tanner, Shane Alden & Virus defeat Swinger Sidusky & “Superfreak” Reed James, Nick Neighborhood defeats Danger.
NWA Universal, July 22, Tahlequah, Okla., “Chris Candido Cup:” Sweet Dreams Gary Gram defeats Michael Barry, Andy Douglas defeats Brandon Groom, Justin Lee defeats Tyler Bateman, Chase Stevens defeats Mitch Carter, Andy Douglas defeats Gary Gram, Chase Stevens defeats Justin Lee, Andy Douglas vs. Chase Stevens ends in a double pin. In non-tournament action, Chase Stevens defeats Christopher Daniels.
Ring of Honor, July 23, Philadelphia, Penn.: El Generico defeats Kevin Steen, Spanky defeats Deranged and Nigel McGuinness and Azrieal in a four-way, B.J. Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeat The Carnage Crew to regain the tag titles, Homicide & Low Ki & Ricky Reyes defeat Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal & James Gibson, Ring Crew Express vs. Davey Andrews & Shane Hagadorn never got underway because the Carnage Crew attacked the RCE, Alex Shelley & Fast Eddie defeat Austin Aries & Roderick Strong, Jimmy Rave defeats A.J. Styles, CM Punk vs. Christopher Daniels went to a one-hour draw.
Chikara Pro, July 23, Hellertown, Penn.: Shane Storm defeats Vries Kastelein, Equinox defeats Lance Steel, Crossbones defeats Shiima Xion, Niles Young defeats Josh Abercrombie, KUDO defeats Anthony Franco, Claudio Castognoli defeats CJ O’Doyle, Chris Hero & Icarus & Gran Akuma & Arik Cannon defeat Mickie Knuckles & Trik Davis & Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin, Ultramantis Black & Hallowicked & Blind Rage defeat Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Lance Steel, Shane Storm defeats Claudio Castognoli & Equinox & KUDO & Niles Young & Crossbones in a six-way to advance to the Young Lion’s Cup finals.
NWA Midwest, July 23, Streamwood, Ill.: Jason Reign defeats Chandler McClure, SkullCrusher vs. Ryan Boz went to a double countout, Eric Priest & Matt Longtime defeat Danny Dominion & Venom, Delirious defeats Matt Sydal, Danny Daniels defeats Chris Chaos, Marco “Stylz” Cordova defeats Brandon Thomaselli, Jason Dukes defeats Venom, MsChif defeats Daizee Haze and Rain in a three-way, Eric Priest & Matt Longtime defeat Tyler Black & Marek Brave.
Independent Wrestling Revolution, July 23, Sterling Heights, Mich.: Sonny Scarboni & Phil Atlas & Jimmy Whiplash defeat Ernie Ballz & Smokey C & BAM in a six-man tag, Frankie the Face defeats Gameboy and Anthony Rivera and Kamikaze in a four-way, El Reverso defeats Luchi-Mon, Klunk the Klown defeats Breyer Wellington, Johnny Dynamo & Jack Thriller defeat Jimmy Shalwin & Bobby Bambino and Tommy Johnson & Jerome Pruit and Josh Movado & Bubba MacKenzie in a four-team tag match, Gutter defeats N8 Mattson, Conrad Kennedy III defeats Gary Dawson, Necro Butcher defeats George Morbid in a no DQ street fight.
3XW, July 23, Des Moines, Iowa: Tony Sly defeats Shark Boy and Matty Fitness and Egotistico Fantastico in a four-way, Cowboy Gator Magraw defeats Casanova, Mr. Destiny defeats T.S. Aggressor, A.J. Smooth & Mic Meyhem defeat Devin Carter & Chance Cordova, Gage Octane defeats Tony Scarpone, Freak defeats Montoya X via DQ, Havyk defeats Rampage Ruska, Josie defeats Ann Thraxx, Brian Ash defeats Billy Gunn.
American Pro Wrestling, July 23, Spartanburg, S.C.: Jimmy Kindrid defeats Disoriented, Romeo Mark Slain & “Loaded Gunz” Ken Magnum defeat Boomer Payne & David Duke, Nick Fury defeats Brandon Phoenix, Bill White & Doug Hawkins defeat Big Country Billy Rucker & Mickey Richards, Ostgard vs. Chief Jay Eagle ends in a no contest, Steve Cronic defeats Kid Kaos, Jonathan Buffett & Rowdy James & Brandon East defeat Zack Salvation & Nick Fury & Bryan Austin, Scotty Black vs. Viper ends in a double count out, Sala & Tama Makota defeat Lightning & Scottie Brooks, Shane Austin & Mickey Richards vs. Boomer Payne & David Duke ends in a double DQ.
NWA Rocky Top, July 23, Knoxville, Tenn., Thorn defeats Shane Williams, Doink the Clown defeats Robbie Race, Tim Horner defeats Devon Drake, Bobbie & Eddie Golden defeat the Turbanators via DQ, Brad Thomas defeats John Noble, Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton defeat Ricky Morton & Tracy Smothers, Dr. Tom Pritchard defeats Jimmy Golden.
EWF, July 23, Marion, Ind., Rastakahn defeats Wildman Rogers, Orlando Colon defeats Johnny Dollar, Matt Shock vs. Fabuzio went to a no contest, Chip Daley & Steve Amani defeat The SiKness & Unr&ted, New Jack Hustlas defeat Hypnosis & Fallen Dragon, CP defeats Hank Calhoun, Noah Lott defeats Indy Kid Jay West, Anarchy defeats “So Fine” Frank Stein.
Chikara Pro, July 24, Pittston, Penn.: Lance Steel defeats The Prophet, Allison Danger & Alere LittleFeather & Mickie Knuckles defeat Dr. Cheung & Darkness Crabtree & Crossbones, Vries Kastelein defeats Larry Sweeney via countout, Hallowicked & Blind Rage defeat Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin and Davey Andrews & Shane Hagadorn and Retail Dragon & Discount Tiger, Mike Quackenbush & Sabian & Equinox & Eddie Kingston defeat Chris Hero & Arik Cannon & Claudio Castognoli & Gran Akuma, Matt Turner & Anthony Franco defeat Cheech & Cloudy, Shane Storm defeats Icarus to win the Young Lion’s Cup Tournament.
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.
AWL, July 26, Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue bar, with Arik Cannon vs. the Punisher.
Championship Wrestling, July 28, Greenville, Tenn., Pioneer Field, 5:30 p.m., before a minor league baseball game, with Tom Pritchard and Bobby Fulton in action.
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.
New York Wrestling Connection, July 30, Deer Park, N.Y., the Community Center, with Jerry Lynn & Christopher Daniels vs. Rob Eckos & Matt Striker.
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 center, with Sabu in action!! Plus Jaysin Strife, Billy McNeil, Nick Tyson, Kory Twist, Dingo Machete.
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., with Steve Madison & Chris Kanyon vs. Roderick Strong & Buck Quartermaine.
CWF, July 30, Monessen, Penn., Civic Center, 7:30 p.m., Dr. Feelgood vs. Aaron Gibbs, $mooth vs. Powerhouse Huges, Scotty Venom vs. Eric Lancy, J-Ru vs. Antonio Zubov.
Eastern Wrestling Alliance, July 30, Baltimore, Md., Bowleys Quarters Fire Hall, 7 p.m.
Championship Wrestling, July 30, Kingsport, Tenn., 8:15 p.m., with Tony Givens & Wayne Adkins vs. Robbie Cassidy & Nick Hammonds, Big Steve Fury vs. Great Magnifico.
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.
WORLD-1, Aug. 6, Philadelphia, Penn., The Arena Bar inside AMF Boulevard Lanes, with Steve Corino vs. Mana.
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, plus Chris Sabin vs. Gutter II.
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.
IWR, Aug. 13, Riverview, Mich., J Dub’s Sports Bar, with Conrad Kennedy III vs. Zach Gowen.
Ballpark Brawl, Aug. 13, Buffalo, N.Y., after the Buffalo Bison game.
Neo Pro Wrestling, Aug. 13, Lonsdale, Minn., South 40 Pub
Gateway Championship Wrestling, Aug. 13, Cape Girardeau, Mo., the armory, 8 p.m.
International Wrestling Cartel, Aug. 14, McKeesport, Penn., with A.J. Styles in action.
Ballpark Brawl, Aug. 14, Rochester, N.Y., with Abyss in action.
IWC, Aug. 19, Wilmerding, Penn.
NWA Rocky Top, Aug. 19, Knoxville, Tenn.
ROH, Aug. 20, New Jersey.
IWA-MS, Aug. 20, Hammond, Ind.
Steel Domain Wrestling, Aug. 20, with Jerry Lynn, Monty Brown, Disco Inferno, Norman Smiley in action.
PWE, Aug. 20, Blain, Penn., at the Blain Fire Hall.
NWA Cyberspace, Aug. 21, Wayne, N.J., with Jeff Jarrett vs. Abyss.
Buddha show, Aug. 21, Minneapolis, Minn., the 10:29 Bar in northeast Minneapolis, with Arik Cannon.
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