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Torch Indy Weekend Preview: Sydal-Gibson, Homicide-B-Boy, Jacobs-Delirious, Haas-Lethal

Sep 9, 2005 - 1:10:00 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

Ring of Honor, or its sister promotion, FIP, have run almost every weekend this summer; it feels like its news when a weekend occurs where there is no Gabe Sapolsky-run promotion. With no ROH/FIP this weekend, the big shows are IWA-Mid South in the Midwest, CZW in Philadelphia, and JAPW in New Jersey.

Jersey All Pro returns to Rahway, N.J., on Saturday with Jay Lethal vs. Charlie Haas, Samoa Joe vs. Rhyno, SAT vs. Backseat Boyz, Homicide vs. B-Boy, Azrieal vs. Archadia. The Rahway building draws some great crowds, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the action on their shows. Check this promotion out at www.japw.net.

Combat Zone Wrestling is actually running two shows on Saturday. The Chris Ca$h memorial show starts at 2 p.m. Ca$h was a regular on the CZW roster, who was killed in a motorcycle accident last month. The afternoon show features Ruckus vs. Derek Frazier vs. “Spyder” Nate Webb vs. JC Bailey in a ladder match.

CZW then will hold a night show, at 7:30 p.m., featuring The H8 Club vs. Zandig & Nate Hatred, Necro Butcher & Toby Klein vs. Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli, Nate Webb vs. Kevin Steen, El Generico vs. Ruckus, and Derek Frazier vs. JC Bailey vs. Niles Young vs. Mike Quackenbush.

I am headed out this morning to IWA-Mid South in Midlothian, Ill. Tonight’s show features James Gibson vs. Matt Sydal, Delirious vs. Jimmy Jacobs, and Chris Hero vs. Arik Cannon. IWA-MS has added Japanese wrestler KUDO to the show tonight, and I’ve been impressed with his matches thus far. The show Saturday features Jacobs vs. Gibson; little else is known of the show. I’ll hopefully be back Sunday afternoon with a full report.

The NWA Upstate tag tournament is this Saturday in Irondequoit, N.Y., but Jimmy Jacobs & Alex Shelley are off the show due to Shelley’s ongoing back injury. The Ring Crew Express have replaced them in the tournament. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong will appear as a team on the show. There also will be a 25-man rumble-style match to determine a #1 contender for the NWA Upstate heavyweight title.

NOTE: I had a computer meltdown last week. Everything is fixed now; however, some e-mails were lost. If you sent me results or info on upcoming shows, and it has not been posted, please send it to me again! Thank you.

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

NWA Anarchy, Sept. 3, Cornelia, Ga.: Iceberg & Tank defeat Alabama Attitude, Milano Collection A.T. defeats Skitzo, Gabriel defeats Todd Sexton, Mikal Adryan defeats Brandon P, Randall Johnson defeats Stryknyn, Jeff Lewis defeats Shadow Jackson, Jeremy V & Precious Patrick Bentley & Nick Halen & Brett Thunder defeat Slim J & Cru Jones & Skeeter Frost & Ken Westbrooks, Onyx defeats Adam Roberts.

NWA Pro Wrestling Express, Sept. 3, McKeesport, Penn., Daron Smythe & Brandon K defeat The Messiah & Adam Flash, QB Blitzz defeats Dick Trimmins, Chris Taylor defeats Dan Miles, Sheik Abdul Hassan defeats Hammer via reverse decision, Nikita Allanov defeats Scott Venom, Seth James defeats Bigg, Devin Devine defeats Eric Xtasy via DQ, Scottie Gash defeats Justin Idol.

IWA East Coast, Sept. 6, South Charleston, W.Va.: “Spyder” Nate Webb defeats El Drunko, Mickie Knuckles defeats Sumie Sakai, WARPIG defeats Trik Nasty, Juggulator defeats Zach Gowen, Ruckus defeats KUDO, 2 Tuff Tony defeats Sabu, Mad Man Pondo defeats Rude Boy.

UPCOMING SHOWS

IWA-Mid South, Sept. 9, Midlothian, Ill., with Chris Hero vs. Arik Cannon, Matt Sydal vs. James Gibson, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Delirious, Josh Abercrombie vs. Tyler Black in a TLC match.

Midwest Pro Wrestling, Sept. 9, Minneapolis, Minn., free show at the downtown “Wing Fling” festival.

Chaotic Wrestling, Sept. 9, Methuen, Mass., with Mike Kruel and the return of John Walters.

JAPW, Sept. 10, Rahway, N.J., with Jay Lethal vs. Charlie Haas, Samoa Joe vs. Rhyno, SAT vs. Backseat Boyz, Homicide vs. B-Boy, Azrieal vs. Archadia.

IWA-Mid South, Sept. 10, Plymouth, Ind., with James Gibson vs. Jimmy Jacobs.

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, Colt Cabana & a mystery partner, the Ring Crew Express, Cheech & Cloudy. Also, a four-way match of Kudo vs. Fabulous John McChesney vs. Mastif vs. Gabriel Saint, and a 25-man rumble-style battle royal.

Combat Zone Wrestling, Sept. 10, Philadelphia, Penn., Viking Hall, 2 p.m. Chris Ca$h memorial show, with Ruckus vs. Derek Frazier vs. “Spyder” Nate Webb vs. JC Bailey in a ladder match. The night show, at 7:30 p.m., features The H8 Club vs. Zandig & Nate Hatred, Necro Butcher & Toby Klein vs. Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli, Nate Webb vs. Kevin Steen, El Generico vs. Ruckus, and Derek Frazier vs. JC Bailey vs. Niles Young vs. Mike Quackenbush.

Neo Pro Wrestling, Sept. 10, Lonsdale, Minn., the South 40 Pub, with John Johnson vs. Aaron Corbin.

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.

CWF, Sept. 10, Monessen, Penn., the civic center, 7:30 p.m., with Dr. Feelgood vs. Aaron “Unreal” Gibbs, $mooth X vs. Brian O, Eric Lancy & Powerhouse Huges vs. “Sugar” Steve Flash & Deven Michael, Scotty “Darth” Venom” vs. Brett Paradise.

Piledriver Pro Wrestling, Sept. 10, Bound Brook, N.J., the Elks Lodge, with Simon Diamond vs. Julio Dinero.

EWF Wrestling, Sept. 10, Marion, Ind., the EWF Arena, 7 p.m., with the return of Tracy Smothers, plus Fabuzio & Steve Amani vs. New Jack Hustlas.

World of Hurt Wrestling, Sept. 11, Hudson Falls, N.Y., Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.

Gateway Championship Wrestling, Sept. 11, Maryland Heights, Mo., UMB Pavilion.

Chikara/CZW NEXT, Sept. 15, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra (former ECW Arena), with Mike Quackenbush & Shane Storm & Skayde & Lance Steel vs. Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli & Gran Akuma & Icarus.

Championship Wrestling, Sept. 15, Kingsport, Tenn., with A.J. Styles in action.

Hardcore Homecoming, Sept. 16, Cleveland, Ohio, with Jerry Lynn, Shane Douglas, Sabu, Raven, Mikey Whipwreck, Roadkill, Danny Doring, Rhyno, Blue Meanie.

NWA Indy, Sept. 16, Indianapolis, Ind., with Rhyno vs. Abyss.

Chikara Pro, Sept. 16, Reading, Penn., with Milano Collection AT, KUDO and Sumie Sakai.

IWA-Mid South, Sept. 16, Herrin, Ill.

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.

Hardcore Homecoming, Sept. 17, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Sept. 17, Philadelphia, Penn., The Animal House, withthe Briscoses vs. the Maximos vs. All Money Is Legal, plus Corporal Robinson & Mad Man Pondo & a myster partner vs. Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere & Bison Bravado.

NWA Midwest, Sept. 17, Streamwood, Ill., with Shane Douglas appearing, plus Johnny Candido and Tammy Sytch! Delirious & MsChif vs. Matt Sydal & Daizee Haze, Skullkrusher vs. Ryan Boz, Eric Priest & Matt Longtime vs. Marek Brave & Tyler Black, Danny Dominion vs. Venom.

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, 8 p.m., with Lex Lovett vs. Mike Sullivan vs. Bruce Steele vs. Buck Quartermain in a four-way, Steve Madison vs. Antonio Banks, and matches with Sedrick Strong, Erick Stevens, Mikey Batts.

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.

Gateway Championship Wrestling, Sept. 17, St. Peters, Mo., the armory.

NWA-Pro Wrestling Xpress, Sept. 17, Pittsburgh, Penn.

NWA Anarchy, Sept. 17, Cornelia, Ga., with Alabama Attitude vs. Rainman & Jay Fury, Slim J vs. Jeremy V.

Unnamed promotion, Sept. 17, Canton, Ohio, Memorial Civic Center, “September to Remember,” featuring the team formerly known as the Dudleys.

EWF, Sept. 17, Marion, Ind., the EWF Arena, with Jerrelle Clark in action.

Hardcore Homecoming, Sept. 18, Buffalo, N.Y.

IPW, Sept. 18, West Bend, Iowa

IWA-MS, Sept. 23, Hammond, Ind., “Ted Petty Invitational, Day 1” with Chris Sabin vs. James Gibson, A.J. Styles vs. Tyler Black, Arik Cannon vs. Delirious, Joey Ryan vs. Josh Abercrombie, Matt Sydal vs. El Generico, Homicide vs. Rainman, Brandon Thomaselli vs. Puma, Mike Quackenbush vs. Alex Shelley, Kevin Steen vs. Nate Webb, Chris Hero vs. Chris Hero, Claudio Castognoli vs. American Dragon, and Robbie Brookside vs. Marek Brave. In a non-tournament match, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Colt Cabana for the IWA-MS title.

New York Wrestling Connection, Sept. 23, Deer Park, N.Y., the JFK Intermediate School, 7:30 p.m., with Bubba & D-Von in action.

Gateway Championship Wrestling, Sept. 23, Overland, Mo., the Wild Acres Gym, with Jerry Lynn vs. Dingo vs. Billy McNeil.

IWA-MS, Sept. 24, Hammond, Ind., “Ted Petty Invitational, Day 2,” with Jimmy Jacobs vs. Mickie Knuckles, Super Dragon in action, and the final rounds of the TPI tournament.

Ring of Honor, Sept. 24, Dorchester, Mass., for the “Survival of the Fittest” tournament.

UXW, Sept. 24, Old Bethpage, N.Y., with B.G. James & Kip “Billy Gunn” James teaming to take on the Christopher Street Connection, Steve Corino vs. Balls Mahoney in a best of three falls match, Raven vs. Rhyno, Elix Skipper vs. Frankie Kazarian. Also in action are D-Lo Brown and Sandman.

ECWA, Sept. 24, Newark, Del., with Low Ki vs. Charlie Haas, Freak Nastty vs. Cheetah Master.

Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Sept. 24, Philadelphia, Penn., at the Animal House.

Gateway Championship Wrestling, Sept. 24, Cape Girardeau, Mo., A.C. Brase Arena, with Jerry Lynn vs. Kory Twist, best of three falls, plus OuTtKaSt vs. Kevin X in a TLC match.

Pinnacle Pro Wrestling, Sept. 24, Pacific, Wash., with Jack Evans vs. The Reason.

IPW, Sept. 24, Crystal Lake, Iowa

ACW/NWA Wisconsin, Sept. 24, Green Bay, Wis., The Bar.

Independent Wrestling Revolution, Sept. 24, Riverview, Mich., Crossroads Concert Club, 4 p.m., with Sweet Stevie Lee, Brad Martin, N8 Mattson, Anthony Rivera, Eddie Venom and the Wylde Stallyns.

Eastern Wrestling Alliance, Sept. 24, Baltimore, Md., Bowleys Quarter Fire Hall.

NWA Cyberspace, Sept. 25, Wayne, N.J., 4 p.m., with America’s Most Wanted vs. Team Canada, Abyss vs. Rhyno, plus matches with The Naturals, D-Lo Brown, Kip “Billy Gunn” James, Rodney Mack, Jay Lethal and Slyk Wagner Brown.

Gateway Championship Wrestling, Sept. 25, St. Louis, Mo., in the parking lot before the St. Louis Rams’ game at Edward Jones Dome.

Ring of Honor, Oct. 1, New Jersey, with Kenta Kobashi in action.

Northern Impact Wrestling, Oct. 1, Cottage Grove, Minn., with Cody O’Neill vs. Aaron Corbin in a no holds barred match, plus Referee Rob Page vs. “The Boss.”

NWA Anarchy, Oct. 1, Cornelia, Ga., with the debut of Vordell Walker.

Fort Meade Wrestling, Oct. 1, Odenton, Md., the Fort Meade Army base pavilion, with Jerry Lawler, Kip “Billy Gunn” James in action.

IPW, Oct. 1, Delta, Iowa

NWA No Limits, Oct. 1, Muscatine, Iowa, with Arik Cannon in action.

Ring of Honor, Oct. 2, Philadelphia, Penn., with Kenta Kobashi in action.

Full Impact Pro, Oct. 7, Crystal River, Fla.

NWA Central States, Oct. 7, Lawrence, Kan., with Abyss vs. Mark Sterling.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Oct. 8, Los Angeles area, with A.J. Styles in action.

Combat Zone Wrestling, Oct. 8, Philadelphia, Penn., Viking Hall.

Full Impact Pro, Oct. 8, Bushnell, Fla.

NWA Central States, Oct. 8, Atchison, Kan., with Abyss in action.

Eastern Wrestling Alliance, Oct. 8, Glen Burnie, Md., JD Byriders Car Dealership, free show.


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