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Torch Indy Midweek Report: Aries over Cannon, Lynn, Zach Gowen, Tyler Black

Feb 14, 2008 - 5:21:47 PM
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By Chris Vetter

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

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I yet again am running behind (I was out of town, watching Linkin Park in St. Paul on Wednesday). So, lets get to the highlights!

Austin Aries defeated Arik Cannon in AAW on Saturday. These two have had a great war over the last few years, including a match where Aries broke Cannon’s collarbone in 2004, causing Cannon to vacate the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title. Also on the show, Silas Young had his final indy match before leaving for WWE. Overall, it looks like another good AAW show, and results are below.

In other news…

This has been a slow two weeks for indy wrestling, but things pick up this weekend. Check out the shows below! IWC in the Pittsburgh area has a huge show on Saturday, and I’ve updated that lineup. Full Impact Pro returns in Florida, and they also have a good-looking show.

Shimmer Women’s Wrestling is nearing a sellout for its April 26 taping. The promotion has announced it only has 12 tickets remaining for sale! I’ve said it before, but Shimmer is top-notch women’s wrestling, and I urge everyone to check out “Volume 5,” as it’s my pick for best of the series.

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

AAW, Feb. 9, Berwyn, Ill.: Brandon Blaze defeats Super Ninja and Berwyn Brawler, Tyme Paige & Samuray Del Sol defeat Hunter Matthews & Knight Wagner, the Phoenix Twins defeat Kris Hybrid & Jeff Brooks, Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin defeat Absolute Answer, Josh Abercrombie defeats N8 Mattson, Silas Young defeats Jason Dukes, Jimmy Jacobs defeats Eric Priest, Dan Lawrence defeats Derek St. Holmes, Ryan Boz defeats Skullkrusher Rasche Brown, Zach Gowen & Krotch defeat Conrad Kennedy III & Trik Davis, Austin Aries defeats Arik Cannon, Tyler Black & Matt Cross & Shane Hollister defeat Jerry Lynn & Marek Brave & Danny Daniels.

Combat Zone Wrestling, Feb. 9, Philadelphia, Penn.: Chuck Taylor defeats Pinkie Sanchez and Ricochet and Ryan McBride and Spyral in a scramble, Team Andrew defeats the Iron Saints, LJ Cruz defeats Javi-Air, Beef Wellington & Greg Excellent defeat Joe Gacy & Alex Colon, Sabian defeats Brandon Thomaselli, Scotty Vortekz & Dustin Lee defeat Danny Demanto & Jon Dahmer, DJ Hyde defeats Whacks, Kevin Steen vs. Vordell Walker ended in a no contest, LuFisto defeats Sexxxy Eddy, Nick Gage vs. Ruckus went to a draw, Drake Younger defeats Brain Damage, Danny Havoc & Wifebeater defeat Necro Butcher & Nick Berk.

NEPW, Feb. 9, Painesville, Ohio: Aftermath defeats Shawn Blaze, Lou Roberts defeats Carlton Kaz, Lumberjack Leroux defeats Sean Stylez, XTC & Jeff Cannon defeat Angeldust & Eric Ryan, Robby Starr defeats Bill Collier, Aaron Draven defeats Sami Callihan, J-Rocc defeats John Williams and Ray Rowe and Shane Taylor and Ryan Miller and Jesse Burke in a six-way.

UPWA, Feb. 9, Wilmington, N.C.: Pete Nixon & Marcus Shields defeat LA Tank & Mike Devine, Dr. Luv defeats K.C. McKnight via DQ, Christopher Shane defeats 2DX and Minion, the Dawsons defeat H.D., the Masked Nightmare defeats Sabertooth, Mean Marc Ash & Trailer Park Heat defeat Ernie Nord & Surfer Boy, Dave Renegade & Night Breed defeat Eric Evans & Heavenly Devine.

NWA Empire Feb. 9, North Tonawanda, N.Y.: JP Hawke defeats Grand Master Dewey, John McChesney defeats Brodie Lee, the McCloud Brothers defeat the Latin Soldiers, Black Jack Phoenix defeats the Green Genie, Kevin Grace defeats Tommy Mandrake, Rhythm & Booze defeat the Final Solution, Coconut Jones vs. Spazz ended in a no-contest, Stargazer defeats Gabe Saint and Super Assassin, Mike McGee defeats Glenn Dillon, Jimmy Olsen defeats Mastiff via DQ, Ice & Chris Cooper defeat Brett Mednik & Johnny Adams, Jonny Puma defeats Pepper Parks.

EWF, Feb. 9, Marion, Ind.: Justin Andrews defeats Niko Killawaya, Charles Jackson defeats Senior Flamer Mike King defeats Damian Michaels via DQ, Bob defeats Matt Cavins, Andy Santos defeats Dylan Bostic, Dark Lion defeats Hank Calhoun, Just Justin & Nate Phoenix defeat Appollo Starr & Drew Johnson.

Georgia Wrestling Promotions, Feb. 9, LaFayette, Ga.: Tino Martinez defeats Justin Toxication, Slim J defeats Chip Day, Talent & Money & Tracy Smothers defeat the Hellbillies via DQ, Jay Clinton defeats Iceberg, the Regular Guys defeat the Hollywood Brunettes via DQ, Shaun Tempers defeats David Young.

Defiant Pro Wrestling, Feb. 10, Waterbury, Conn.: Frankie Arion defeats Nocture via DQ, Chris Mooch defeats Sevin Leonard, the Dredded Gunns defeat the Nubian Lynch Mob, Lenn Oddity won a battle royal, Mikaze defeats J-Busta via DQ, Jose Perez defeats the Puerto Rican Hound Dogg, the Alumni Club defeats Affirmative Action, William King defeats Jason Knight, Big Jim Sullivan defeats Lenn Oddity via DQ.

Independent Wrestling Federation, Feb. 10, Belleville, N.J.: Antonio Rivera defeats Chris Steeler, Travis Blake defeats Mike Jenkins, Biggie Biggs defeats BoneCrusher Sampson, Tony Torres defeats Franciz, Kevin Knight & Marc Corino defeat Justin Corino & Frank Scoleri via DQ.

UPCOMING SHOWS

UWA Hardcore, Feb. 15, Toronto, Canada, at Downsview Peark, with Josh Prohibition vs. Delirious, Hiromi Horiguchi vs. Dan Paysan, Josh Abercrombie vs. Matt Cross vs. Shane Hollister, Tyler Black vs. Joker, Sabian vs. Lionel Knight, Johnny Gargano vs. Ricky Reyes, Jimmy Olsen vs. Brodie Lee.

National Wrestling Superstars, Feb. 15, Union, N.J., at the Elks Lodge, with Brutus Beefcake vs. Sal Sincere, the Patrio & Indian Brave Draven & a mystery partner vs. the Baghdad Bullies & the Equalizer.

NWA-Mountain State Wrestling, Feb. 15, Princeton, W. Va., at the rec center, with Stro vs. Frank Parker, the Bunkhouse Boys vs. Johnny Blast & Diablo Jr., Kris King vs. Jason Kincaid.

Jersey All Pro, Feb. 16, Rahway, N.J., with Homicide & Hernandez, Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin, Teddy Hart vs. Kenny Omega vs. Xavier, Archadia vs. Jay Lethal, Bandito Jr. vs. Grim Reefer, Danny Demanto vs. Devon Storm.

International Wrestling Cartel, Feb. 16, Elizabeth, Penn., at Court Time Sports Center, with Jerry Lynn vs. Johnny Gargano, the Hollywood Balds vs. Sexual Harassment, Ricky Reyes vs. CJ Sensation, Delirious vs. Larry Sweeney, Jason Gory vs. Shiima Xion, J-Rocc vs. Raymond Rowe, the Gambinos vs. Michael Façade & Super Hentai, Human Tornado vs. Matt Cross, and matches with Sandman, Daivari and Dennis Gregory.

National Wrestling Superstars, Feb. 16, Ridgefield Park, N.J., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, with Brutus Beefcake vs. Julio Dinero, Sal Sincere vs. Pastor George.

NWA Virginia, Feb. 16, Saluda, Va., at Middlesex High School, with Adam Pearce vs. Damien Wayne, the Geordie Bulldogs vs. Old School Empire.

Full Impact Pro, Feb. 16, Crystal River, Fla., with Black Market vs. Heartbreak Express, Nigel McGuinness vs. Necro Butcher, Erick Stevens vs. Roderick Strong, Tyler Black vs. Sal Rinauro, and matches with Davey Richards, Austin Aries, Rex Sterling, Jason Blade, Kenny King, Chasyn Rance. In women’s action, Allison Danger & Trenesha vs. Lacey & Rain.

New England Championship Wrestling, Feb. 16, Quincy, Mass., at the armory, with Big Rick Fuller vs. Max Bauer, Chase Del Monte & Fred Curry vs. the Hot Shots, Eddie Edwards vs. Bobby Fish, D.C. Dillinger vs. Alex Arion, Brian Fury vs. Antonio Thomas, Michael Sain vs. Evan Siks.

NWA, Feb. 16, Saluda, Va., with Adam Pearce vs. Damien Wayne, the Geordia Bulldogs vs. the Old School Empire, Grail vs. Chris Escobar, Vulstag vs. Tiger Blue.

International Wrestling Syndicate, Feb. 16, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at Bogey’s World, with Kevin Steen vs. El Generico, Max Boyer vs. Franky the Mobster, Stupefied & Player Uno vs. Jimmy Stone & Dan Paysan, Damian vs. Kenny the Bastard, Samson vs. Shayne Hawke, ExesS vs. mystery opponent.

EWF, Feb. 16, Marion, Ind., with Zach Gowen vs. Bob, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Just Justin, and matches with Hillbilly Jedd & Joey Owens, Dark Lion, Nate Phoenix, Dylan Bostic, Jake Omen, Scotty Young, Gavin Starr, Keith Crème, Andy Santos and more.

New Horizons Pro Wrestling, Feb. 16, Lake Hiawatha, N.J., special 3 p.m. start, with Eddie Guapo vs. John Cannon vs. K-Pusha vs. Flex, Bruno Marciano vs. Ajax, and a “skyweight” battle royal.

Independent Wrestling Federation, Feb. 16, West Paterson, N.J., with Tony Torres vs. BoneCrusher Sampson, Kevin Knight vs. Justin Corino, Antonio Rivera vs. Chris Steeler, Kareem West vs. Travis Blake, Biggie Biggs & Mike Jenkins vs. Bryan Harley & Evan Schwartz.

Independent Wrestling Federation, Feb. 17, West Paterson, N.J.: Tony Torres & Kevin Knight vs. BoneCrusher Sampson & Travis Blake, Biggie Biggs vs. Franciz, Mike Jenkins vs. Chris Steeler, Antonio Rivera vs. Bryan Harley, Jana vs. Evan Schwartz.

Ring of Honor, Feb. 22, Deer Park, N.Y., at the community center, with Erick Stevens vs. Go Shiozaki, Roderick Strong & Davey Richards vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico, Bryan Danielson vs. Rocky Romero, Nigel McGuinness vs. Brent Albright, Austin Aries vs. Joey Matthews, Tyler Black vs. Human Tornado, Jimmy Jacobs & Necro Butcher vs. Ruckus & Jigsaw.

Ring of Honor, Feb. 23, Manhattan, N.Y., at the Manhattan Center, with Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson, Human Tornado vs. Delirious, Erick Stevens vs. Roderick Strong vs. Necro Butcher, Austin Aries vs. Go Shiozaki, Kevin Steen vs. Joey Matthews, Davey Richards & Rocky Romero vs. Jigsaw & Ruckus, Sara Del Rey vs. Daizee Haze.

2CW, Feb. 23, Binghamton, N.Y., with Dizzie & Isys Ephex vs. Slyk Wagner Brown & Eddie Edwards, Nikki Roxx vs. Lexxus, Jason Axe & Gordy Wallace vs. the Killer Steves, John Walters vs. Brian Fury, All Money is Legal vs. the Wyld Stayllons, AJAX820 vs. Antonio Thomas.

Atomic Championship Wrestling, Feb. 23, Smokestown, Penn., with Glen Osbourne & Devon Moore vs. Kage & Patriot, Trixter vs. Alan Cross, Rockin Rebel & Kitt vs. Louis Rich & Niles Young, Twisted Tate vs. Joey Manson, Shatter & Rick Havoc vs. Frank the Tank & Pretty Fly.

NWA Upstate, Feb. 23, Henrietta, N.Y., with Eric Everlast & HC Loc vs. Triple X & Super Assassin, Cloudy vs. Sabian, Dewey vs. the Dustytaker.

D1PW, Feb. 23, North Miami Beach, Fla., with Scott Commodity vs. the Falcon, Billy Fives vs. Kenny King, Vordell Walker vs. Bruce Santee, the Sheik vs. Torcher, the Heartbreak Express vs. the Dynamic Duo, Francisco Ciatso vs. Jon Davis.

New York Wrestling Connection, Feb. 23, Deer Park, N.Y., at the community center, 7 p.m., with Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Eckos, Alex Reynolds vs. Maverick, Joey Braggiol vs. Dan Barry, and a seven-team tag war!

F1rst Wrestling, Feb. 24, Minneapolis, Minn., at the First Avenue Night Club, with Arik Cannon & Cody O’Neill vs. Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin, Jaysin Strife vs. Tyler Black, Thoruf Marius vs. Rasche Brown, Ben Sailer vs. Kamikaze Klecker.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla, Feb. 24, La Habra Heights, Calif., with Austin Aries vs. Karl Anderson, Human Tornado vs. Necro Butcher, Delirious & Hallowicked vs. Scott Lost & Joey Ryan, Ronin & Scorpio Sky vs. the Young Bucks, Candice LaRae vs. Daffney

AIW, Feb. 24, Brookpark, Ohio, with a 30-man gauntlet for the gold, Necro Butcher vs. John Thorne, Dios Salvador vs. Sterling James Keenan.

IPW: UK, Feb. 24, at Orpington Hall, with Eddie Kingston in action, plus PAC.

Chikara Pro, Feb. 29, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center, “King of Trios 2008,” day one.

GOUGE, Feb. 29, Raleigh, N.C., with Willie Watts vs. Tennessee Nord, Dick Foley & Seymour Snott defend the tag titles.

Steel Domain Wrestling, March 1, Brookings, S.D., at the Rainbow Arena, with A.J. Styles vs. Christian Cage, James Storm vs. Jay Lethal, Abyss vs. Kip James.

Chikara Pro, March 1, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center,” King of Trios 2008,” day two.

IWA Mid-South, March 1, Joliet, Ill., at the Hartman Rec Center, with Eddie Kingston vs. 2 Cold Scorpio, Roderick Strong vs. Drake Younger vs. Michael Elgin vs. Viking, Brain Damage & Deranged vs. Mickie Knuckles & LuFisto, Necro Butcher vs. Danny Havoc, Human Tornado vs. Ruckus vs. Ash vs. Devon Moore vs. Sexxxy Eddie vs. xOMGx vs. Brandon Thomaselli vs. Dustin Lee, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Jack Thriller, Davey Richards vs. Toby Klein, Iron Saints vs. Sabian & Joker.

ECWA, March 1, Newark, Del., at the Greater Newark Boys’ & Girls’ Club.

Pro Wrestling Riot, March 1, Port Richey, Fla., at Regency Park Civic Center, with the Heartbreak Express, the Lifeguards, Bruce Santee, Kory Chavis, Ray Beez, Ron Niemi, Amy Vitale, Michael Shane.

Vanguard Championship Wrestling, March 1, Virginia Beach, Va., at the Pembroke Bingo Hall.

Chikara Pro, March 2, Philadelphia, Penn., New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center, “King of Trios 2008,” finals.

Jersey All Pro, March 8, Jersey City, N.J.

AAW, March 8, Berwyn, Ill., at the Eagles Club, with Jerry Lynn vs. Austin Aries vs. Josh Abercrombie vs. a mystery opponent, Zach Gowen & Krotch vs. Ryan Cruz & Darin Corbin, Ryan Boz vs. Dan Lawrence.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, March 8.

Combat Zone Wrestling, March 8, Philadelphia, Penn., at the New Alhambra arena.

Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show, March 8, Munhall, Penn., with the Beast vs. Powerhouse Hughes, Shirley Doe & partner vs. Super Hentai & partner, Sterling James Keenan vs. Mr. Wrestling III, Scottie Gash vs. Chris LeRusso vs. Bobby Shields, Jimmy DeMarco vs. Chris Taylor.

Pro Wrestling Ohio, March 8, Lakewood, Ohio, at the Masonic Temple.

NEPW, March 8, Paineville, Ohio, at the Hide Out Roller Rink, with J-Rocc vs. Shane Taylor, Lethal Impact vs. Tracy Smothers & Ray Rowe, Aaron Draven vs. Sami Callihan.

EWF, March 15, Marion, Ind., with the debut of Ms. Traci Brooks.

Northeast Wrestling, March 15, Torrington, Conn.

Ring of Honor, March 16, Philadelphia, Penn., at the armory.


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