Other News Torch Indy Midweek Report: CIMA headed to PWG, Christian Cage, Monty Brown, Sonjay Dutt
Jun 21, 2006 - 3:33:00 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.
MIDWEEK NEWS & NOTES
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has announced that Japanese star CIMA will be in the 2006 “Battle of Los Angeles” tournament the first weekend of September. CIMA, who wrestles for Dragon Gate, has impressed Ring of Honor fans with his recent tours of the U.S.
PWG has expanded the BOLA tournament to three nights this year, with 24 wrestlers competing, leading to a three-way finale. Also announced for the tournament so far is Scorpio Sky and East Coast high-flyer M-Dogg 20. Check out this tournament at www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com/BOLA2006/
Maryland Championship Wrestling has announced a big show on July 22 in Odenton, Md., with Christian Cage, Monty Brown and Sonjay Dutt all in action. Learn more at www.marylandwrestling.com.
New England Championship Wrestling has moved its show this Saturday from the Boys & Girls Club in Salisbury, Mass., to the Framingham Civic League in Framingham, Mass. I’ve updated their lineup below, and you can check them out at www.NECWwrestling.com.
Here in the Midwest, Neo Pro Wrestling announced on Monday it is shutting down, effective immediately. The original Neo Pro promoter, Eli McCausland, is apparently being forced out, and a new promotion with many of the same wrestlers is likely to begin. This news saddens and frustrates me. I considered Neo Pro the best promotion in MN in 2002 and 2003, and wrestlers like Austin Aries, Ken (Kennedy) Anderson and Shawn Daivari were on most of those shows.
However, rosters change. Nick Mondo, who is best known for his hardcore battles in CZW and having a character in a “Backyard Wrestling” videogame, retired. Others moved out of state, and the remaining roster didn’t pack in the fans.
Future DVD & tape reviews: I have finished watching Combat Zone Wrestling’s “Best of the Best 6,” featuring the ROH-CZW war from the CZW point of view. That review should be up tomorrow. I am going to try to watch several ROH DVDs this week before heading to ROH on Saturday; reviews of those shows from March & April will come as soon as I can get to them!
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.
Nothing new to report.
Ring of Honor, June 23, Detroit, Mich., the Michigan State Fairgrounds, Bryan Danielson vs. B.J. Whitmer OR Jimmy Jacobs, KENTA vs. Roderick Strong, Homicide vs. Claudio Castognoli, Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Colt Cabana & Ace Steel.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, June 23, Philadelphia, Penn., former ECW Arena, with Sandman vs. Johnny Kashmere in a steel cage, plus 2 Cold Scorpio to appear!
Chikara Pro, June 23, Reading, Penn., “Young Lions Cup IV, Night 1.” Also, the Colony vs. Icarus & Gran Akuma.
New England Championship Wrestling, June 23, Quincy, Mass., the “Iron 8,” with Antonio Thomas, Kellan Thomas, , Jason Blade, D.C. Dillinger, Eddie Edwards, Xavier, and John Walters.
The Kowalski Cup, June 23, Fall River, Mass., the PAL Hall, with Jerry Lynn, Slyk Wagner Brown, Matt “Brother Runt” Hyson, and Romeo Roselli in action.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, June 23, Overland, Mo., Wild Acres Gym, with Cameron Cage vs. Sean Vincent in a best-of-three falls match, Jackal vs. K.C. Karrington, MsChif vs. Rebecca Raze, Shorty Biggs & OuTtKaSt vs. Pierre Abernathy & Evan Petrie, Nick Tyson & Michael Serious vs. Cabal & Gary Jay.
AWA-Pinnacle Wrestling, June 23, Everett, Wash., the armory, 8:30 p.m., with Buddy Wayne, Rollin’ 2 Deep, Skag Rollins, Caden Mathews, Aaron Bolo, Seth Knight, Nelson Creed, Nick Sully.
Independent Wrestling Federation, June 23, West Paterson, N.J., “The commissioner’s cup tag team tournament weekend.” Slated to wrestle are Shawn Donovan, Fred Sampson, Dan McGuire, Justin Corino, Biggie Biggs, Tony Torres, Antonio Rivera, Nick Sabre, Chris Steeler, Franciz, Mike Durnin, Jana, Tommy Trouble, Steve Off, Frank Scoleri and Eddie Latham.
River City Wrestling, June 23, San Antonio, Texas, Tiffany’s Billiards and Sports Bar, 8 p.m.
NWA Midwest Missouri, June 23, Rolla, Mo., the Missouri Power Slam Academy, with Deven Spade vs. Shane Somers, The Future vs. Curtis King, Ricky Ruby vs. Brian James, the Stud vs. GQ Smooth.
Ring of Honor, June 24, Chicago Ridge, Ill., the Park District building, with Bryan Danielson vs. Colt Cabana, Austin Aries vs. KENTA, Nigel McGuinness vs. Homicide, Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, June 24, Los Angeles, Calif., with Joey Ryan vs. Davey Richards, B-Boy vs. Scott Lost, Ronin & Koslov vs. the Havana Pitbulls, Chris Bosh vs. Frankie Kazarian, Chris Sabin & Kevin Steen vs. El Generico & Quicksilver, TJ “Puma” Perkins vs. Disco Machine.
Chikara Pro, June 24, Hellertown, Penn., “Young Lions Cup IV, Night 2.”
New York Wrestling Connection, June 24, Deer Park, N.Y., the Community Center, 8 p.m., with Jerry Lynn vs. Matt “Brother Runt” Hyson, Josh Daniels vs. Javi-Air, Ken Scampi & Foxxy Dreams vs. Damien Dragon & Tara Charisma vs. Dan Barry & Alicia in a three-way intergender tag match, Mega & Joey Braggiol vs. the Angus Brothers.
Pro Wrestling Unplugged, June 24, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra/ECW Arena, 2:30 p.m. belltime.
PCW, June 24, Oak Lawn, Ill., with Bret Hart making an appearance.
Eastern Wrestling Alliance, June 24, Essex, Md., 7 p.m., with King Kong Bundy, Ruckus, Stevie Riggs, Derek Frazier, Apollo Cruz, Buster Maccabi, Bruce Chan, Goldthumb vs. Chris Nightmare. EWA also has a free event at 1 p.m. at JD Byriders in Glen Burnie, Md.
FLWA, June 24, Howard Lake, Minn.
New England Championship Wrestling, June 24, Framingham, Mass., with Evan Siks & John Walters vs. D.C. Dillinger & Eddie Edwards, Kellan Thomas vs. T.J. Richter, Zach Static vs. Kristian Frost, plus matches with Nikki Roxx, Frankie Arion and Scott Ashworth.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, June 24, Cape Girardeau, Mo., the armory, with Cameron Cage vs. Kory Twist, Kevin X vs. Michael Strider, Dingo vs. Steven Kennedy, Jackal vs. K.C. Karrington, Sean Vincent & Rebecca Raze vs. D.N.S.
URW, June 24, Somerset, Mass., the Multiplex Sports, with Arik Cannon in action.
Universal Championship Wrestling, June 24, Franklin, Kent., the Hardbody Fitness Center.
Independent Wrestling Federation, June 24, West Paterson, N.J., “The commissioner’s cup tag team tournament weekend.”
Chikara Pro, June 25, Philadelphia, Penn., “Young Lions Cup IV, Night 3.”
IPW, June 25, Kent, England, Orpington Halls, 6:30 p.m., with Scorpio Sky vs. Ashley Reed, Top Gun Talwar vs. Andy Boy Simmonz, and Ireland’s own Rebecca Knox!
Vanguard Championship Wrestling, June 25, Hampton, Va., the Merc. Brandon Day vs. Preston Quinn. Plus, matches with Phil Brown, Sean Denny, Dirty Money, Hall Brothers, Rex Sterling, Tonic.
Independent Wrestling Federation, June 25, West Paterson, N.J., “The commissioner’s cup tag team tournament weekend.”
AWA-Pinnacle Wrestling, June 25, Auburn, Wash., the Auburn Supermall, with Tony Kozina defending his light heavyweight belt, and matches with Astro Imperial, Sumito, Caden Matthews, the Wrestlers of Mass Destruction, the Exploders, Nikki and Veronika.
CREW, June 29, Williamston, NC, National Guard Armory, Damien Wayne vs. Shane Falco in a dog collar cage match.
Mercury 1 Wrestling, June 29, Green Bay, Wis., the Neng Yee Center, with Delirious, Jigsaw and Larry Sweeney.
Northern Impact Wrestling, June 30, West St. Paul, the Community Center, with Delirious vs. Horace the Psychopath, Austin Aries vs. Ben Sailer, Punisher & Al B.C. vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Kid Krazy, and matches with Larry Sweeney, Jigsaw, The Prophet, Marek Brave, Tyler Black, Ryan Cruz, Darin Corbin.
Gateway Championship Wrestling, June 30, Mehlville, Mo., Dingo vs. Michael Strider in a dog collar match, Shorty Biggs & OutTtKaSt vs. Nick Tyson & Michael Serious, Rebecca Raze vs. MsChif, Jackal vs. Steve Kennedy, Cameron Cage vs. Kevin X.
Northern Impact Wrestling, July 1, Amery, Wis., “The Impact Tournament, with 8 first-round matches: Arik Cannon vs. Ash, Delirious vs. Punisher, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Al B.C., Cody O’Neill vs. Jigsaw, Larry Sweeney vs. Darin Corbin, Kid Krazy vs. Tyler Black, The Prophet vs. Marek Brave, Ryan Cruz vs. Austin Aries..
Ultimate Pro Wrestling, July 1, San Clemente, Calif., the OC Dojo, 8 p.m.
Hybrid Pro Wrestling, July 1, Schoolcraft, Mich., CJ Otis vs. Harker Dirge, plus matches with Jimmy Shalwin, “Gameboy” Max Morrison, Josh Abercrombie, Johnny Dynamo, Josh Movado, Keith Crème, “Old School” Jeff King, Magnum Conroy.
River City Wrestling, July 1, San Antonio, Texas, Hope of Glory Church, 7 p.m.
Championship Wrestling, July 1, Kingsport, Tenn., the Parks & Rec Center.
Northern Impact Wrestling, July 2, Cottage Grove, Minn., the armory, the finals of the 16-man, three day “Impact Invitational.”
International Wrestling Cartel, July 7, Elizabeth, Penn., Courttime Sports Center, “Summer Sizzler,” with Dennis Gregory & Bolen & Radford & a mystery partner vs. Hentai & Sebastian Dark & Shirley Doe & Abyss in an 8-man “caged fury war games rules” match, Low Ki vs. John McChesney, Delirious vs. Christopher Daniels, Chris Hero & Claudio Castognoli vs. Jason Gory & Shiima Xion, Ricky Reyes vs. Larry Sweeney, Glenn Spectre vs. Vendetta.
Full Impact Pro, July 7, Inverness, Fla.
Combat Zone Wrestling, July 8, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra/former ECW Arena, 8 p.m.
Full Impact Pro, July 8, Arcadia, Fla.
NWA Midwest, July 8, Streamwood, Ill., the Park District Rec Center, with Abyss vs. a mystery opponent, Team Canada vs. Corp. Robinson & Hardcore Craig, Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin, Danny Daniels vs. Ryan Boz, Jaysin Strife vs. Jason Dukes.
EWF, July 8, Marion, Ind., “the Krazy Eight Tag Team Tournament,” with Dave & Jake Crist, Fallen Dragon & Hypnosis, Hillbilly Jed & Indiana Kidd Jr., Billy Roc & Shawn Cook, Skip Raddison & Rob Kincaid, Caden Ames & Cristen Able, Hank Calhoun & Wildman Rogers.
IAW Wrestling, July 8, South Bend, Ind., the Coveleski Stadium, with Brian Costello vs. Paul Roma, Andy Chene vs. Tito Santana, Damage Inc. vs. Jay Peterson & Justin Dean, Mr. Smiley vs. Dr. Love, Brian Anthony vs. Chris Battle.
Minnesota Championship Wrestling, July 8, St. Paul, Minn., with the debut of Samoa Joe!
United Wrestling Entertainment, July 8, Lansing, Mich., with Shark Boy, Jimmy Jacobs, M-Dogg 20, Jason Silver, Cassidy Riley, Bobby Roode, Raymond Rowe.
Buddah show, July 8, south Minneapolis, Minn., the National Guard armory, with Ian Xavier vs. Buddah, the Lumberjack vs. 2-Lo, Johnny Goldengate vs. 2-Lo, The German Enforcers vs. Josh Calisto & Jezrial, plus Ann Thraxx, Joessiah, Schoolboy and Spiderbaby.
Maryland Championship Wrestling, July 9, Dundalk, Md., “The Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup,” with Sonjay Dutt vs. Ruckus, Chris Sabin vs. Alex Shelley, Petey Williams vs. Josh Daniels, and matches with Jerry Lynn, Derek Frazier, Ramblin’ Rich, Qenann Creed and Steve Anthony. In non-tournament matches will be Corp. Punishment vs. Adam Flash.
IWA-Mid South, July 14, Plainfield, Ind., Capitol Sports Center.
MWA, July 14, Carter Lake, Iowa, the Chez Paree Social Hall, with Arik Cannon in action.
Insane Wrestling Federation, July 14, Detroit, Mich., the American Serbian Hall.
Southern Atlantic Wrestling, July 14, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Kirkwood Adams Community Center, Gluteus Maximus vs. Timber, and matches with Rex Sterling, Attitude Inc., Diego DeLarosa, Lord Everett DeVore, Chris Dramin.
Ring of Honor, July 15, Philadelphia, Penn., the armory.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, July 15, Los Angeles, Calif., “Three Year Anniversary,” Night 1.
Jersey All Pro, July 15, Seaside Heights, N.J., the Funtown Pier, 8 p.m.
IWA-Mid South, July 15, Midlothian, Ill., the Don Preston Rec Center.
New England Championship Wrestling, July 15, Framingham, Mass., the Civic League.
AAW, July 15, Berwyn, Ill., the Eagles Club.
World 1 Wrestling, July 15, Philadelphia, Penn., New Foundation Charter School.
NWA Central States Wrestling, July 15, Lawrence, Kan.
2CW, July 15, Syracuse, N.Y., the Oncenter Convention Center, with Matt “Brother Runt” Hyson, the James Gang, 2 Cold Scorpio, Tony Atlas, Slyck Wagner Brown, Zachary Springate III, Isys Ephex, Gordy, JD Love, Johnny Law, Violet Flame, Strangler Steve King.
Buddah show, July 15, Minneapolis, the Northeast armory.
3XW, July 15, Des Moines, Iowa, the $1 Fitness Center.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, July 16, Los Angeles, Calif., “Three Year Anniversary,” Night 2.
World-1 Wrestling, July 16, Pottstown, Penn.
Unnamed promotion, July 16, Tilleda, Wis., the community hall.
AWA Summer Clash, July 17, Rochester, Minn., with Krazy K, Ricky Landell, Aaron Aguilera, Baron Von Raschke and Sheik Adnon Al-Kassie.
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