Other News Torch Indy Weekend Report: Joe over Super Dragon, Gibson-Spanky, Hero defeats Cannon, Jarrett
Aug 22, 2005 - 10:23:00 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 RESULTS, NEWS & NOTES
Ring of Honor ran a full day on Saturday, with two shows. Due to injuries, Alex Shelley and A.J. Styles didn’t compete. Much of the show was rearranged. Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels, and James Gibson defeated Spanky. Results of both the afternoon “Do or Die” show and the evening event are listed below.
On Sunday, Jeff Jarrett defeated Abyss in a steel cage match in NWA Cyberspace, when Rhyno interfered and helped pull Jarrett out of the cage. Results of that show are below.
I attended a fantastic IWA-Mid South show Friday in Midlothian Ill., where Chris Hero defeated Arik Cannon in the main event. This may be the best IWA-MS show of the year – and I’ve seen a lot of their shows, both live and on tape. I also went to the IWA-MS show Saturday in Lafayette, Ind., where Delirious defeated Hero. While Friday’s event was great, Saturday’s show was sub-par. Results of both shows are below.
James Caldwell has posted a review of the PWG show on Friday in Hollywood, Calif., and you should check out his post. Results of that show are below.
Jersey All Pro ran a show Friday, featuring Jay Lethal retaining the JAPW title in a no DQ match vs. EC Negro.
In some sad news, JAPW reported that indy wrestler Chris Cash has died. I recall seeing Cash on a handful of CZW shows in the past couple of years.
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.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Aug. 19, Hollywood, Calif.: Top Gun Talwar & Hook Bomberry defeat Disco Machine & Ronin, Scott Lost defeats Charles Mercury, Joey Ryan defeats Rocky Romero, Davey Richards & Aaron Aguilera defeat TJ “Puma” Perkins & Alex Shelley, Kevin Steen defeats Quicksilver, Christopher Daniels defeats Chris Bosh, El Generico & Human Tornado defeat Petey Williams & Frankie Kazarian, Samoa Joe defeats Super Dragon.
IWA-Mid South, Aug. 19, Midlothian, Ill.: Jayson Reign defeats Eric Matlock, Ryan Cruz defeats Darin Corbin, Eric Priest & Chandler McClure defeat Trik Davis & Ryan Boz, Brandon Thomaselli defeats KUDO, Mickie Knuckles defeats Rain in a women’s Indian Strap Match, Sal & Vito Thomaselli defeat CJ Otis & Orlando Colon, Josh Abercrombie defeats Tyler Black, Delirious defeats Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs defeats Marek Brave, Chris Hero defeats Arik Cannon..
Jersey All Pro, Aug. 19, Hiawatha, N.J.: Skinhead Ivan defeats Eric Cooper, Alicia defeats Jana, Brain Myers & Brett Matthewz defeat Eddie Thomas & Gavin Quest, Montsta Mack & Homicide defeat Dan Barry & Plazma, Corvis Fear defeats Neeno Capone, Azrieal defeats Bandido Jr. and Arcadia in a three-way, Jay Lethal defeats EC Negro in a no DQ match.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, Aug. 19, Overland, Mo.: Michael Serious defeats Reid Reign, Cabal defeats Staunton, Billy McNeill defeats Gary J and European Legend Pierre in a triple threat match, Trent Stone defeats Nightmare Nick Tyson, Jynx & Steven Kennedy defeat Sean Vincent & Rebecca Raze, DNS defeat OuTtKaSt & Angelo Impell, Kevin X defeats Jackal, Dingo defeats Dan Walsh, Kory Twist defeats Ace Steel and Cameron Cage in a three-way.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 20, Morristown, N.J., “Do or Die”: Sal Rinauro defeats Antonio Blanca, Steve Madison defeats Davey Andrews, Claudio Castognoli defeats Rainman, Jerrelle Clark defeats Jay Fury, Smash Bradley & the Dempsey Brothers defeat Shane Hagadorn & The Heartbreak Express, Lacey defeats Sumie Sakai, Outcast Killaz defeat EC Negro & Pelle Primeau, Sterling James Keenan defeats John McChesney, Rinauro defeats Madison & Clark & Castognoli in a four-way.
Ring of Honor, Aug. 20, Morristown, N.J., night show: Ring Crew Express defeat the Carnage Crew, Azrieal defeats Jerrelle Clark, Jay Lethal defeats Ricky Reyes, Colt Cabana defeats Nigel McGuinness, Heartbreak Express vs. Cheech & Cloudy ended in a no contest when James Gibson attacked everyone, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeat Jimmy Rave & Puma, James Gibson defeats Spanky, Samoa Joe defeats Christopher Daniels.
IWA-Mid South, Aug. 20, Lafayette, Ind.: Lotus & Crazy J defeat CJ Otis & Orlando Colon, Ryan Cruz defeats Darin Corbin, Mickie Knuckles defeats Ann Thraxxx via DQ, Chad Collyer defeats Eric Matlock, Josh Abercrombie defeats Nate Webb, Orlando Colon defeats Trik Davis, Daizee Haze defeats Rain, Ryan Boz defeats Chandler McClure, El Drunko defeats Jimmy Jacobs to win the NWA Indiana State title, Arik Cannon defeats KUDO, Delirious defeats Chris Hero.
NWA Anarchy, Aug. 20, Cornelia, Ga., tag tournament: Nick Halen & Jeremy V defeat Slim J & Skeeter Frost, Shaun Tempers defeats Andrew Alexander & Stryknyn in a handicap match, Seth Delay & Patrick Bentley defeat Krazy K & Dexter Poindexter, Alabama Attitude defeat Heath Miller & Randall Johnson, Tank & Iceberg defeat D.L. Norris & Simon Sermon, “Texas Treats” Don Juan & Chris Marval defeat Cru Jones & Ken Westbrooks, The Lost Boys defeat Todd Sexton & Tony Mamaluke, Urban Assault Squad defeat Nick Halen & Jeremy V, Mikal Adryan & Jeff Lewis defeat Onyx & Biohazard, Shaun Tempers vs. Seth Delay & Patrick Bentley went to a double count out, Alabama Attitude defeat Tank & Iceberg, The Texas Treats defeat the Lost Boys, Urban Assault Squad defeat Mikal Adryan & Jeff Lewis, Brandon P. defeats Scottie Wren, Urban Assault Squad defeat Alabama Attitude and The Texas Treats in a three-way to win the tournament.
Eastern Wrestling Alliance, Aug. 20, Baltimore, Md.: Zach Matthews defeats Ishmail, Ruckus defeats D-Block, Jimmy Starz defeats Apollo Cruz, Devon Moore defeats Chris Nightmare, The Jawbreakers defeat The Legion of UnGood, Robbie Merino defeats Drew Gulak, Zack Matthews defeats Ruckus, Devon Moore defeats Jimmy Starz, The Prep Club defeats Jim Christian & Jaxx Craven and Jason Static & Tank Thomas, Derek Frazier vs. Eagle went to a no contest, Zach Matthews defeats Devon Moore.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, Aug. 20, St. Peters, Mo.: Cabal defeats European Legend Pierre, Angelo Impell defeats Reid Reign via DQ, OuTtKaSt defeats Staunton, Jynx & Steven Kennedy defeat Jackal & Gary J, Kory Twist defeats Kevin X, Ace Steel defeats Cameron Cage, Sean Vincent & Rebecca Raze defeat DNS, Dingo defeats Nightmare Nick Tyson, Michael Serious defeats Trent Stone and Dan Walsh and Billy McNeil in a four-way.
EWF, Aug. 20, Marion, Ind.: Rastakhan defeats Matt Shock, Wildman Rogers defeats Lori Davis, The SiKness defeats Hypnosis, Hank Calhoun defeats Steve Amani, Anarchy defeats Jake Schreiner.
NWA Cyberspace, Aug. 21, Wayne, N.J., ODB defeats Ricky Roxx in a women’s match, Elix Skipper defeats Sonjay Dutt, Jazz defeats Tracey Brooks, The Outlaw Kip James (a.k.a. Billy Gunn) defeats Mike Tobin, Jay Lethal vs. Josh Daniels ends in a no contest, Julio Dinero defeats Mo Sextyn, All Money is Legal defeat The Solution, Chris Harris defeat James Storms and Petey Williams and Bobby Roode and Shark Boy and Joel Maximo in a six-way elimination match, Rodney Mack defeats Slyk Wagner Brown, Jeff Jarrett defeats Abyss in a steel cage match, after interference by Rhyno.
WrestleReunion, Aug. 26-28, Prussia, Penn., with Mick Foley slated to wrestle!
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Aug. 26, Philadelphia, Penn., at the Animal House.
IWC, Aug. 26, McKeesport, Penn., the Palisades, with Samoa Joe vs. A.J. Styles, plus Sandman vs. Shirley Doe, Fabulous John McChesney vs. Sterling James Keenan, Glenn Spectre vs. Chad Collyer.
IWA-Mid South, Aug. 26, Herrin, Ill.
Neo Pro Wrestling, Aug. 26, Cottage Grove, Minn., Majestic Flea Market, day one of a two-day, 18-man cruiserweight tournament.
Pro Wrestling Warfare, Aug. 26, Sanford, Fla., with Bruce Steele vs. Onyx, Roderick Strong vs. Tom “Reckless Youth” Carter, Delirious vs. Jerrelle Clark, plus matches with Vordell Walker, Sedrick Strong, Jay Fury and Mikey Batts.
NDPW, Aug. 26, Fargo, N.D., with Sandman, James Gibson and Matt Morgan in action.
NWA Central States Wrestling, Aug. 26, Lawrence, Kan., the community center, with Raven vs. Michael Strider, Mark Sterling vs. “Krow” Craig Keesman, Brett Young vs. Jaysin Strife, Darrien Sanders vs. Jeremy Wyatt.
ROH, Aug. 27, Buffalo, N.Y., with James Gibson vs. Colt Cabana, Samoa Joe vs. Nigel McGuinness, A.J. Styles vs. CIMA, Christopher Daniels vs. Shingo Takagi, Homicide vs. Spanky, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley.
NWA No Limits, Aug. 27, Muscatine, Iowa, with Ian Rotten & Axl Rotten vs. Eddie Kingston & a mystery partner.
Pro Wrestling Warfare, Aug. 27, St. Petersburg, Fla., with Tom “Reckless Youth” Carter vs. Sedrick Strong, The Market Crashers vs. Cuban Assassin & Navy Seal, and Vordell Walker vs. Delirious.
NWA Universal, Aug. 27, Muskogee, Okla., the civic center, with Charlie Haas in action!
Neo Pro Wrestling, Aug. 27, Winnebago, Minn., day two of cruiserweight tournament.
New York Wrestling Connection, Aug. 27, Deer Park, N.Y., Community Center, 8 p.m., with Raven in action, Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Eckos, Dan Barry & Ken Scampi vs. Quiet Storm & Josh Daniels.
Northern Impact Wrestling, Aug. 27, White Bear Lake, Minn., Doc’s Landing sports bar.
IPW, Aug. 27, Delta, Iowa
EWF, Aug. 27, Marion, Ind., the EWF Arena, 7 p.m., with Jake Schreiner vs. The SiKness, Hypnosis vs. Fallen Dragon.
UCW, Aug. 28, Asheville, N.C., the Civic Center, with Buff Bagwell, Eric Watts and Scott Steiner.
NWA Universal, Aug. 28, Tulsa, Okla., Bells Amusement Park, 2 p.m., with Charlie Haas in action.
IPW, Aug. 28, West Bend, Iowa
AWL, Aug. 30, Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue club, with Lenny Lane vs. Cody O’Neill, Rain vs. Lisa, and Arik Cannon in action.
Full Impact Pro, Sept. 2, Arcadia, Fla., with Homicide vs. Alex Shelley, plus matches to be announced featuring Spanky, Jimmy Rave, Tony Mamaluke, Azrieal, Roderick Strong, Rainman, Jerrelle Clark, Sal Rinauro, Antonio Banks, Steve Madison and Jay Fury.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Sept. 3, Los Angeles area, “Battle of Los Angeles, Night 1,” with Kevin Steen vs. Super Dragon, A.J. Styles vs. Jack Evans, Christopher Daniels vs. Scott Lost in the first-round of a 16-man, two-night tournament.
Full Impact Pro, Sept. 3, Bushnell, Fla., the Sumter Co. Fairgrounds, 8 p.m., with Homicide vs. Jimmy Rave, Rainman vs. Antonio Banks, plus matches featuring Alex Shelley, Spanky, Azrieal, Roderick Strong, Tony Mamaluke, Steve Madison, Jerrelle Clark, Sal Rinauro.
New Midwest Wrestling, Sept. 3, Springfield, Ill., the Warehouse, 7 p.m.
NWA Anarchy, Sept. 3, Cornelia, Ga., 8 p.m., with Mikal Adryan vs. Brandon P., Alabama Attitude vs. Tank & Iceberg, Onyx vs. Scottie Wrenn, plus the Anarchy debut of Milano Collection AT.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Sept. 4, Los Angeles area, “Battle of Los Angeles, Night 2,” of a 16-man tournament.
IWA East Coast, Sept. 6, W.Va., with Sabu in action, plus Chris Hero vs. Kudo.
Midwest Pro Wrestling, Sept. 9, Minneapolis, Minn., free show at the downtown “Wing Fling” festival.
JAPW, Sept. 10, Rahway, N.J., with Jay Lethal vs. Charlie Haas, Homicide vs. James Gibson, Samoa Joe vs. Rhyno, SAT vs. Backseat Boyz.
NWA Upstate 8, Sept. 10., Irondequoit, All Star Sports Arena, “Tag Team Tournament,” with Austin Aries & Roderick Strong, M-Dogg 20 & Josh Prohibition, The Olsens, Jimmy Jacobs & Alex Shelley, Colt Cabana & a mystery partner.
Combat Zone Wrestling, Sept. 10, Philadelphia, Penn., Viking Hall.
3XW, Sept. 10, Des Moines, Iowa.
W.A.R. Wrestling, Sept. 10, Lima, Ohio, UAW Hall, 8 p.m., with Dusty Dillinger vs. Stevie Lee in a steel cage, plus Danny Daniels, Chad Collyer, Matt Stryker and Steve Stone in action.
Championship Wrestling, Sept. 15, Kingsport, Tenn., with A.J. Styles in action.
NWA Indy, Sept. 16, Indianapolis, Ind., with Rhyno vs. Abyss.
Chikara Pro, Sept. 16, Reading, Penn., with Milano Collection AT, KUDO and Sumie Sakai.
ROH, Sept. 17, Long Island, N.Y., with American Dragon, Samoa Joe, Mick Foley, Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, The Embassy featuring Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal, Homicide & Ricky Reyes with Julius Smokes, Colt Cabana, Nigel McGuinness, BJ Whitmer, Azrieal.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Sept. 17, Philadelphia, Penn., with the debut of Mark & Jay Briscoe.
NWA Midwest, Sept. 17, Streamwood, Ill., with Shane Douglas appearing, plus Johnny Candido and Tammy Sytch!
Chikara Pro, Sept. 17, Pittston, Penn., with Milano Collection AT, KUDO, and Sumie Sakai.
Pro Wrestling South, Sept. 17, Dunn, N.C., with Ricky Morton vs. Stan Lane, Stro vs. The Barbarian.
EPW, Sept. 17, Hedrick, Iowa
IPW Hardcore Wrestling, Sept. 17, St. Petersburg, Fla., VFW Hall, with Sedrick Strong, Erick Stevens, Mikey Batts, Antonio Banks.
Action Zone Wrestling, Sept. 17, Pearl City, Hawaii, Leeward College.
ICW, Sept. 17, Olympia, Wash., 8 p.m., the National Guard Armory, with Chef Akbar Hussien, Prince Abdul Najal, Avalanche, Sloth, Chunk, Marvelous Matt.
IPW, Sept. 18, West Bend, Iowa
IWA-MS, Sept. 23, Hammond, Ind., “Ted Petty Invitational, Day 1” with AJ Styles vs. Tyler Black.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Sept. 23, Philadelphia, Penn., at the Animal House.
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