Other News Torch Indy Weekend Report: Aries & Strong retain tag titles, Dragon over Rave, Claudio & Hero win Chikara tourney
Feb 27, 2006 - 3:53:00 PM
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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 Midwest. 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
Bryan Danielson retained his title at the Ring of Honor fourth-anniversary show in Edison, N.J., on Saturday, defeating Jimmy Rave. Roderick Strong & Austin Aries retained their tag titles in the main event. There is a good review of the show already posted on the main Torch page, and I’ve posted those results below.
Before Aries headed to New Jersey, he competed his swing back through the Midwest with a show Friday night at a casino in northern Wisconsin. I skipped that show, but I’ve posted results below.
Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli won the Chikara Pro Tag World Grand Prix tournament over the weekend, winning five matches. The tournament comprised of 32 teams and it lasted three days. A few surprise entrants included Delirious and Necro Butcher.
I attended the Neo Pro Wrestling show south of Minneapolis on Saturday, and those results are below. The crowd was legitimately 160 paid, and it’s exciting to see the crowds are finally starting to grow again. This was a good show. Ken Kennedy and Molly Holly attended the show. Kennedy told me he still won’t be back in the ring until June. He was greeted with a great pop, and he looked & acted like a star as he told the crowd how great it was to be back.
(By the way, that was already my ninth indy wrestling show of the year!)
In news on future shows…
Milwaukee-based MAW will hold a ‘Johnny Grunge charity show’ this Saturday, with all proceeds going to Grunge’s family. Check out www.midamericanwrestling.com for more details. (This show is in addition to their already-announced show for this Friday.)
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 Pro, Feb. 24, Hellertown, Penn.: Hallowicked & Delirious defeat Crossbones & Rorschach, Ranmaru & Sumie Sakai defeat Allison Danger & Alere Little Feather, Team Kaientai Dojo defeat the Iron Saints, Eddie Kingston & Sabian defeat Ian Rotten & Mickie Knuckles, Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli defeat Equinox & Hydra, Team DDT defeat Larry Sweeney & Mana, Joker & Necro Butcher defeat Anthony Franco & Matt Turner. Round 2: Hallowicked & Delirious defeat Cheech & Cloudy, Hero & Castognoli defeat Sakai & Ranmaru, Team DDT defeat Team Kaientai Dojo, Kingston & Sabian defeat Joker & Necro Butcher.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, Feb. 24, Overland, Mo.: Jackal defeats Spoiled Steven Kennedy, Shorty Biggs defeats Bryan Monterro, Pierre Abernathy & Evan Petrie defeat Cabal & Gary Jay, OuTtKaSt defeats Jimmy Charisma, Dingo defeats Kevin X and Chaz Wesson in a three-way, Spoiled Steven Kennedy & K.C. Karrington defeat Nightmare Nick Tyson & Michael Serious to win the vacant tag titles, Cameron Cage defeats Dan Walsh.
AWF, Feb. 24, Hayward, Wis.: Chris Jordan defeats Magnus, John Johnson defeats Shimdog, Mitch Paradise defeats Thoruf Marius, Cory O’Neill & ODB defeat Aaron Corbin & Stevie Lumpkin, Angel Armoni defeats Masked Green Dragon, Lenny Lane defeats Austin Aries, Tony DeNucci defeats Mason Quinn, Aries won a battle royal.
Ring of Honor, Feb. 25, Edison, N.J., “Fourth Anniversary show,” Jay & Mark Briscoe defeat Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro and Jason Blade & Kid Mikaze, Adam Pearce defeats Jay Fury and Azrieal and Claudio Castognoli, Samoa Joe defeats Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels vs. B.J. Whitmer went to a draw, Homicide defeats Colt Cabana, Bobby Dempsey defeats Mitch Franklin, Bryan Danielson defeats Jimmy Rave, Ricky Reyes defeats Jack Evans, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeat A.J. Styles & Matt Sydal to retain the ROH tag titles.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, Feb. 25, Mt. Vernon, Ill.: Jackal defeats Sean Vincent, Dingo defeats Dice, Steven Kennedy & K.C. Karrington defeat the Super Castaldis, Jimmy Charisma & Bryan Monterro defeat Big Bad Ben & Shorty Biggs, Chaz Wesson defeats Evan Petrie, Cameron Cage defeats Nick Tyson, Cabal won a battle royal to earn a title shot.
AAW, Feb. 25, Berwyn, Ill.: Chandler McClure defeats Shane Hollister, Charlie Manson Jr. defeats Tyme Paige, Jayson Reign & Marco Cordova defeat Weston Benton & Daryk St. Holmes, Jason Dukes defeats Silas Young, Machine & Stu defeat N8 Mattson & Truth Martini via DQ, Eric Priest defeats Ace Steel, Danny Daniels defeats Lawrence and Brandon Thomaselli and CJ Otis and Josh Abercrombie and Trik Davis, Priest won a battle royal.
Neo Pro Wrestling, Feb. 25, Lonsdale, Minn.: Joey Envy defeats Casanova and El Viejo and Kamikaze Klecker, Zakk Maxxim defeats Bobby Jay, Johnny Parks defeats Jake, Johnny Parks defeats Jason, Aaron Corbin defeats Johnny Parks via DQ, Magnus defeats John Johnson, Black Stallion defeats JB Trask, Cory & Cody O’Neill & ODB defeat Pete Huge & Chris Jordan & Shimdog.
AWA-Pinnacle, Feb. 25, Pacific, Wash.: Canadian Cooger defeats Dash Venture, Rollin’ 2 Deep defeats Nick Sully & Larkin O’Shea, Caden Mathews defeats Christopher Ryseck & Rebecca Knox in a handicap match, Tony Kozina defeats Disco Fury and Azul Angel and Breakneck and Cedric to become light heavyweight champion, Azul Angel & Breakneck defeat Beau James via DQ, Davey Richards defeats Laramie Lexow, Harry “Bulldog” Smith defeats Nelson Creed and Seth Knight and Dave Hollenbeck.
Independent Wrestling Federation, Feb. 25, West Paterson, N.J.: Aaron Stride defeats Tony Torres, Nick Sabre defeats Jasin Karloff and Radical Robby Morrison in a three-way, Biggie Biggs defeats Antonio Rivera via DQ, Franciz defeats Chris Steeler, Justin Corino vs. Outlaw Shane O’Brien ended via countout, Tito Sanana & Bonecrusher Fred Sampson & Dangerous Dan McGuire defeat Kevin Knight & Shawn Donovan & Travis Blake.
EWF, Feb. 25, Marion, Ind.: Mr. Main Event defeats Brian Blender, Gary Dawson defeats Ernie Ballz, Kid Italy defeats Kris Konflict, The Tsunamis defeat Wildman Rogers & Big John Hurtz, Sybil Starr defeats Anarchy, Brandon Prophet defeats Osyris via DQ.
Chikara Pro, Feb. 26, Philadelphia, Penn.: Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli defeat Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin, Icarus & Gran Akuma defeat Eddie Kingston & Sabian, Delirious & Hallowicked defeat Team DDT, Skayde & Milano Collection AT defeat Nishimura & Takemura, Allison Danger & Rain & Ranmaru defeat Daizee Haze & Mickie Knuckles & Sumie Sakai, Jigsaw & Shane Storm & Equinox defeat Team Toryumon, Arik Cannon & Ian Rotten & Joker defeat Kevin Steen and the Iron Saints, Yago defeats Necro Butcher, Sexxxy Eddy & Lance Boyay & Player Uno & Retail Dragon & Dragon Dragon defeat Larry Sweeney & Shane Matthews & Jagged & The Heartbreak Express, Hero & Castognoli defeat Delirious & Hallowicked, Skayde & Milano Collection AT defeat Icarus & Gran Akuma, Hero & Castognoli defeat Milano & Skayde to win the Chikara Tag World Grand Prix.
Independent Wrestling Federation, Feb. 26, West Paterson, N.J.: Tony Torres defeats Biggie Biggs, Chris Steeler defeats Franciz via DQ, Shawn Donovan & Travis Blake defeat Mike Durnin & Steve Camacho, Aaron Stride defeats Robby Morrison, Tony Torres & Antonio Rivera defeat Steve Off & Frank Scoleri, Nick Sabre defeats Dangerous Dan McGuire, Kevin Knight & Shane O’Brien defeat Bonecrusher Fred Sampson & Justin Corino.
Full Impact Pro, March 3, Orlando, Fla., with Roderick Strong, Jimmy Rave, Tony Mamaluke, Sal Rinauro, Erick Stevens, Jerrelle Clark, Jay Fury and the Heartbreak Express.
UWF, March 3, Norfolk, W. Va., Lake Taylor High School, with Samoa Joe in action.
MAW, March 3, Milwaukee, Wis., the Sports Connection, 8 p.m., with Corp. Robinson & Hardcore Craig vs. Ian Rotten & Skullkrusher, Marek Brave & Tyler Black vs. Jayson Reign & Marco Cordova, Silas Young vs. Jason Dukes, Esteban Molina vs. Brandon Thomaselli, and matches featuring Bobby Valentino, Dysfunction and Adrian Serrano.
AAW, March 3, Bloomington, Ill., Interstate Conference Center, 7:3 p.m., with Jimmy & Average Joe vs. The Deadly’s, Chaos vs. Sly, Shooter vs. Dexter Poindexter, and appearances by Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Championship Wrestling, March 3, Kingsport, Tenn., the civic auditorium, matinee show at 3:15 and night show at 8 p.m., Chris Richards & Steve Fury vs. Tony Givens & Robbie Cassidy, Alyx Winters vs. The Freak in a boxer vs. wrestler match, Nick Hammonds & Brian Compton & Shane Matthews vs. Wayne Adkins & Josh Cody & Menace.
USA Main Event, March 3, Council, Va., with Scotty Blaze, UNOD, Stan Lee.
Mountain State Wrestling, March 3, Mt. Hope, W. Va., the community center, with Danny Ray vs. Ice, Kring King vs. Ace Prime, The Juicer vs. JV Insanity.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, March 4, Los Angeles, Calif., with Joey Ryan vs. Kevin Steen, Super Dragon & Davey Richards vs. Jack Evans & Roderick Strong.
W.A.R. Wrestling, March 4, Lima, Ohio, the U.A.W. Hall, 7:30 p.m., with Matt Mason & High Class vs. Delivery Inc., and matches featuring Danny Daniels, Steve Stone, Eddie Venom, N8 Mattson and Truth Martini.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 4, East Prairie, Mo., with Delirious vs. Dingo.
National Wrestling Superstars, March 4, East Windsor, N.J., Kreps Gym, benefit show, with Balls Mahoney, Shane Taylor, Z-Barr, Nicky Oceans.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 4, Faribault, Minn., 6 p.m.
Mountain State Wrestling, March 4, Mullens, W.Va., the opportunity center, Danny Ray vs. War Machine, Derik Billings & Chad Cross vs. Johnny Blast & Ice.
Mid American Wrestling, March 4, Milwaukee, Wis., the Sports Connection, “Johnny Grunge charity show,” featuring Ian Rotten, Dysfunction, Skullkrusher, Mickie Knuckles, Corp. Robinson.
Bruiser Wrestling Federation, March 4, Blackstone, Va., Nottoway High School, with BEEF vs. Billy Gibbs, Lorelei Lee vs. Sin-D, Bruiser Graham & Tommy Ace vs. Boris Zuchov & Mikhail Kovalenko.
MWF, March 4, Hickory, N.C., the Brookfield Center.
EWF, March 4, Marion, Ind., the arena, 7 p.m.
Northern Impact Wrestling, March 5, Amery, Wis., the North Star Event Center.
AWA Spinebuster Championship Wrestling, March 10, Valdosta, Ga., the Lowndes County Convention Center, a tag tournament, with The Midnight Express, Steve Corino & CW Anderson, The Heartbreak Express, Krazy K & Dexter Poindexter, Ricky Landell & N8 Mattson. Special bonus match of A.J. Styles vs. Jimmy Rave.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 10, Mehlville, Mo., the VFW Hall.
Mountain State Wrestling, March. 10, Hinton, W.Va., the Summers Memorial Building, with Frank Parker, War Machine, Kris King, The Juicer, Derik Billings.
Ring of Honor, March 11, Philadelphia, Penn., 4 p.m. belltime, with Bryan Danielson vs. Alex Shelley, Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Colt Cabana, Austin Aries vs. Matt Sydal.
Combat Zone Wrestling, March 11, Philadelphia, Penn.
AWA Spinebuster Championship Wrestling, March 11, Valdosta, Ga., the Lowndes County Convention Center, night two of tag tournament.
NWA Virginia, March 11, Chilhowie, Va., the high school, with Damien Wayne vs. the winner of a battle royal, United Nations of Devastation vs. Xtreme Outlaws, Scotty Blaze vs. Brandon Day.
PWF-New Jersey, March 11, Lyndhurt, N.J., Knights of Columbus Hall, 7:30 p.m., with an 8-man rumble, featuring “Reckless Youth” Tom Carter, C.J. O’Doyle, Bill Ding, Tony Purma. The L.I. Blondes vs. Mikey Whipwreck & Oscar.
Mountain State Wrestling, March 11, Ghent, W.Va., the elementary school, with Kris King, War Machine, the Juicer, Johnny Blast, Kid Apollo, Ice, Derik Billings, the Rebel in action.
UPWA, March 11, Wellington, N.C., the national guard amory.
No Limits, March 11, Muscatine, Iowa, with Tyler Black & Marek Brave vs. Danny Daniels & Ryan Boz, Eric Priest vs. Mississippi Madman, and matches featuring Jaysin Strife and Chandler McClure.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 12, Faribault, Minn., 4 p.m. start.
Vanguard Championship Wrestling, March 12, Hampton, Va., Mercury Entertainment Center, with Phil Brown vs. Sean Lei, and Dirty Money, Preston Quinn in action.
Action Zone Wrestling, March 13, Waipahu, Hawaii, the FilCom Center, with Johnny Kealoha vs. The Rage, Jet Akuma vs. American Strong Style, Society’s Rejects vs. Cheap Luck.
Twin Wrestling Entertainment, March 15, Toronto, Ontario, the Meron Brother Banquet Hall, featuring Samoa Joe.
International Wrestling Cartel, March 18, Elizabeth, Penn., with Low Ki in action!
New England Championship Wrestling, March 18, Framingham, Mass., the Civic League, 7:30 p.m., Paul Lombardi will defend his title in the main event, plus matches featuring Alex Arion, John Walters, Jason Blade, Brian Fury, Johnny Idol, Frankie Arion.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 18, Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the armory.
Northern Impact Wrestling, March 19, Forest Lake, Minn., the VFW hall.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 19, Faribault, Minn., 4 p.m. start.
Pro Wrestling Elite, March 24, location TBA, with A.J. Styles vs. Harry Smith, Milano Collection AT vs. Jay Lethal, the Briscoes vs. John Walters & Josh Daniels.
IWA-Mid South, March 24, Streamwood, Ill., “Chris Candido Memorial Tag Tournament,” Night 1, with Kip “Billy Gunn” James & B.G. “Road Dogg” James, plus Toby Klein & Necro Butcher, Ian & Axl Rotten.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 24, Overland, Mo., at the Wild Acres Gym.
Ring of Honor, March 25, New York, N.Y., Basketball City, with Bryan Danielson & Samoa Joe vs. KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji.
Jersey All Pro, March 25, Rahway, N.J., with A.J. Styles vs. Jay Lethal, plus Low Ki, Homicide, B-Boy, Sonjay Dutt and Sabu in action.
AAW, March 25, Berwyn, Ill., the Eagles Club.
IWA-Mid South, March 25, Streamwood, Ill., night two of the “Chris Candido Memorial Tag Tournament.”
UXW, March 25, Old Bethpage, N.Y., with Rhino vs. Raven, Sabu vs. Homicide, Balls Mahoney vs. Abyss, Vordell Walker vs. Mike Kruel, and matches featuring Steve Corino, Chris Harris, B.J. James & Kip “Billy Gunn” James.
NWA-Central States, March 25, Lawrence, Kan., the armory, with Payday Patterson vs. Michael Strider in a retirement match, plus Ace Steel vs. Mark Sterling and Dingo vs. Jaysin Strife.
Atlantic Coast Pro Wrestling, March 25, Roseboro, N.C., “a legends show,” with Naturals, Larry Zybysko, Dennis Condrey, Buff Bagwell, Rick Steiner, Maestro, Tracy Smothers are advertised for the show.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, March 25, Mt. Vernon, the YMCA.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 25, Lonsdale, Minn., 4 p.m.
Independent Wrestling Federation, March 25, West Paterson, N.J., IWF Centre, 7:30 p.m.
NWA Cyberspace, March 26, Dover, N.J., the Baker Ballroom, ** 4 p.m. start, with Abyss vs. Rodney Mack, Rhino vs. Sabu in a no DQ match, Chris Harris vs. Matt Bentley, Sonjay Dutt vs. Mana, all Money is Legal vs. SAT vs. Amazing Red & Archadia, Xavier vs. Quiet Storm, Mike Kruel vs. Ricky Reyes, Nikki Roxx vs. Mercedes Martinez.
Independent Wrestling Federation, March 26, West Paterson, N.J., the IWF Centre, 7:30 p.m.
Neo Pro Wrestling, March 26, Faribault, Minn., 4 p.m. start.
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