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Friday, October 31, 2008

WWA4 Results - Atlanta, GA - 10/29/08

Courtesy of Dave Wills:

Attendance - 30. All Freebies. All Mr. Hughes Students.

Johnathan Davis d. Joshua Charles
WWA4 tag titles: Miguel Rivera & Jake Diamond d. Jae-Bo & Kaiden Knight - DQ
Michael Black d. Johnathan Davis
Triangle match WWA4 Title: Bill The Butcher d. Rick King & Reece Royale

Next show on Wednesday, Nov 5th.

Note: A BBC reporter was in attenance talking to a lot of wrestlers and folks about the McCain/Obama Election and wrestling. I think the person was a friend of one of the wrestlers and they were doing some "man on the street" interviews at the show. She said folks in the states could listen online as the show should air on BBC Radio One on Tuesday at 12:30 pm EST.

Jericho Interview On Fox News "Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld" Recap 10/29/08

Courtesy of Dave Wills (whom, if I don't soon call, is probably going to end up sending out a search party):


Chris Jericho was a guest on Fox's Red Eye show Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. When asked how he got involved in the host of the show "Redemption Song," He said he joked "Screech from Saved by the Bell and Bronson Pinchot weren't available" and he was next on the list and mentioned being in "Show business for 18 years, had credibility from performing in WWE, having a band and knowing what it is like to follow your dreams."

He talked about drug addicts, strippers drug addicts and escorts being on the show, but the secret to the show is it's not a train wreck as they can really sing. He also said that the secret to the show is it had an heart and while you laugh at first at girls making out, drinking and puking but they have chance to become something than what they are and stop screwing up.

Host Greg Gutfeld commented on how Jericho turned each insulting question into a positive. Jericho appeared to be very familiar with the show.

He commented the girls only saw him whenever he was giving challenges, eliminating them, or yelling at them and they were scared and referred to them seeing him as the "angel of death." When asked if any girls hit on him, he said no, but sarcastically mentioned an open opportunity as he "is always into drunken, drugged out strippers hitting on me." He said that his wife was cool with the show and she knew the girls weren't his type as they were crazy and he "went through that phase of his life already."

He mentioned he felt some of these girls were party girls, barflies, strippers, bartenders and had changes in the past and had talent, but no way to build upon it. The show was a chance to get them out of that environment and get them into an environment with 10 other girls who were exactly the same where they can claw at each other and pull out each others extensions. He said no one vomited on him, but they did on each other and he saw a few puddles.

When asked if there was more drug usage among this group than wrestling, he responded "I would think so at this point and time. At this point and time, We are so strictly tested now that if you have a cold, you can't take NyQuil or you will get busted. They are taking all the fun out of it."

Gutfeld commented on him being naturally funny and asked why isn't he a movie star? He commented on wrestling for 15 years, writing his book and doing some things with his band. He said the show was a chance "to show a little bit of a different personality than in the wrestling box." Gutfeld commented that if Ventura could do it, So could Jericho and he saw him starring in Predator 12. Jericho repsonded "Perfect."

Very good Interview. Jericho was really good and he seemed to be a fan of the show and was really humorous. I hope he does a guest spot for the hour sometime.

Lately, Red Eye has featured Jericho, Layla Milani, Jesse Ventura and John Layfield in the past. A few weeks ago, the panelists were asked if he did sent any emails while drunk, Layfield confessed to sending a drunken email quitting the WWE once, which he rescinded the next morning by talking with Vince who took it well.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Complete Lineup - Strikeforce: 'Destruction'

Friday, November 21, 2008
San Jose, California's HP Pavilion
To air on HDNet @ 10:30 PM ET

* Lightweight title - Yves Edwards vs. Josh Thomson
* Light-heavyweight title - Renato Sobral vs. Bobby Southworth
* Welterweights - Joe Riggs vs. Luke Stewart
* Catch weight (175 lbs.) - Lemont Davis vs. Brian Schwartz
* Bantamweights - Brad Royster vs. Darren Uyenoyama
* Middleweights - Tony Johnson vs. Eric Lawson
* Featherweights - Alvin Cacdac vs. Jose Palacios
* Lightweights - Cyrillo Padilha vs. Bobby Stack
* Lightweights - Zakary Bucia vs. Jaime Rodriguez
* Middleweights - Raul Castillo vs. Kurt Osiander
* Middleweights - Luke Rockhold vs. Nik Theotikos

Note: Bouts are in the order of last-to-first.


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


NAWA Ring Champions promoter Phil Heffner joins me tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET.

The final overall rating for the October 28 edition of World Wrestling Entertainment’s ECW was 1.2.

Evan Bourne suffered an ankle injury during WWE’s event in San Diego, CA, on Tuesday night. It was determined today that he has torn ligaments and should be out of action for about four months.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Christy Hemme & ODB versus the Beautiful People; James Storm versus Eric Young; Hiroshi Tanashi & Volador, Jr., versus the Motor City Machine Guns; A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe versus Kevin Nash & Booker T; Kurt Angle versus and Abyss.

Last night, Larry Goodman broke news at GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com that Great Championship Wrestling had removed Johnny Swinger, Bull Buchanan, Sonny Siaki, and Micah and Tracy Taylor from their event scheduled for tonight at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. It was also reported that Diane Hewes, co-owner of GCW, and Quentin Michaels had been pulled from the event, and it appeared none were to return.

In the aftermath, it was learned that the Taylors would appear at tonight’s Prime Time Pro Wrestling event at the Event Center in Columbus, GA, just a few miles away, replacing Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain in a match they had to pull out of against the Southside Trash. We have also heard Siaki and Buchanan may make an appearance there as well.

With all of the last minute changes being made at GCW, it was unclear if their card would take place at all. This morning, we got a little more clarity on the situation, and it had been determined “Halloween Scream” would go on as planned, but without the two advertised main events, that would have included all of the talent which had been removed from the card.

Then this afternoon, word came down that Eddie Phillips, who has a past with both companies, will be promoting tonight’s GCW event, and has rented the facility from Hewes, and will be responsible for paying the talent. Swinger has apparently been put back onto the show, and that Michaels will also appear tonight, though he has reportedly been relieved of his duties as the company’s booker.

As of this writing, we have no guarantee of what matches will actually take place at GCW, but we believe a portion of it will follow the previously announced lineup: Cru Jones versus J-Rod in a taped fist match. Scotty Beach versus Princeton Gainey III, with Joey Lightning. There is also a midget match planned, and the midgets will be at the door from 6:45 to 7:15 signing autographs and taking pictures with the fans. Bell time is 7:30 PM. As mentioned earlier, it appears Swinger and Michaels will also be on this card, based on the most recent activity.

Meanwhile, across the river, PTPW is advertising: David Young vs. Jake Slater in a Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Scaffolding match. PTPW Champion Chris Stevens vs. Deathrow in a No DQ/Falls Count Anywhere match with the title on the line. In what was originally to be a PTPW Tag Team Title match, with champions Sermon & Britain defending the belts against the Southside Trash, SST will now face the Taylors, who were initially booked on the GCW card. As noted earlier, Sermon & Britain had to pull out of the event. Ace Rockwell vs. Rob Adonis. Sal Rinauro vs. Frankie Valentine. According to sources, Sonny Siaki, who was to defend his GCW Interstate Title in Phenix City for GCW, as well as Bull Buchanan, may also be making an appearance on this card. Bell time is 7:30 pm.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Alex Porteau (1969) and Edge (1973).

Dave Meltzer has reported that Booker T and the Boogeyman were ejected from Vito’s Deck House this past weekend. Apparently Boogeyman was wearing a cross, and as a result was asked to leave, being told it was against the dress code. After some conversation between Booker and the manager, the two opted to leave, as did some other patrons. Booker is now planning to picket the bar, suggesting they were suppressed for expressing their faith. Anyone who feels compelled to participate in the fight can do so by emailing milam@vitosdeckhouse.com.

Click here for this week’s update of Wrestler’s Eye View with Les Thatcher.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review from the October 4 broadcast of Rampage Pro Wrestling.

On November 4, Afa the Wild Samoan will open his training camp in Leesburg, FL, for a special evaluation by WWE’s John Laurinaitis. You can get more information on how to reserve a spot for yourself by emailing wstcschool@aol.com.

!BANG! presented "Morbid Power" on October 26 in Ocala, FL: Blain Rage defeated Johnny Magnum to become the new heavyweight champion. "The Claw" Claudia Reiff defeated Awesome Kong to become the new Funking Conservatory Women's champion. Hack Meyer defeated HC Loc to become the new TV champion. Johnny Romano defeated Smack to face "Pistol" Peyton Gunn for the light heavyweight championship. Johnny Romano defeated "Pistol" Peyton Gunn to become the new light heavyweight champion. The next event will be on November 23.

Savannah Valley Wrestling results from October 25 in Royston, GA, are as follows: Ballenger vs. Enigma ended in a no contest when Old School interfered. SVW champion defeated Kevin Blue by reverse decision. Old School defeated Enigma & Ballenger. Jackill defeated Bam Bam Bradshaw by DQ. In a handicap match, JD Jackson, Jake Sanders & Dale Dwindle defeated Shane Bell & Chris Spectra.

SVW will be having a benefit show at Comer Elementary School in Comer, GA, on November 1, with matches to be announced. Bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids get in free. Proceeds will be going to a local church.

Total Championship Wrestling has a benefit show set for November 8 in Douglasville, GA, at the National Guard Armory. Advertised: Jenny Roc vs. Sumie Sakai and appearances by TCW Champion Pretty Boy Floyd, TCW Tag Team Champions Murder One & Kenny Dees, Awesome T.C., Ken Timbs, Jr., Cameron Valentine, Joey Idol, "Bad Boy" Keith Williams, Damon Black, Shooting Star, Alex Sommers, and "Red Neck Hero" Jess Wade. Bell time is 8pm. General Admission is $5. Kid 6 and under free. For more information call Douglasville 404-213-4632, Hiram 770-871-0988, Carrollton 706-537-5572.

New Heights Wrestling will be at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL, on November 8. Advertised: The main event will be a champions & contenders match. NHW cruiserweight champion "The Famous One" Milo & the #1 contender for the NHW heavyweight title "Pretty Boy" Donnie B vs. NHW Heavyweight champion Mr. Fantasy & the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship, "The DOT" Chris Tighe. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $7 and kids 6 & under get in for free.

The Georgia Pro Wrestling Association will be in Lenox, GA, on November 15, as participants in the Lean-Ox Festival. The parade begins at 11am and bell time is at 1pm.

DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.


OCTOBER 30, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus John Mauldin > Harry Nixon versus Young Americus > Dutch Green defeated Pancho Villa / Notes: Aside from the match between Dutch Green and Pancho Villa, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. It was reported that Young Americus challenged Green. There was also a strongman performance by Hans Wagner.

OCTOBER 30, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > George Harben versus Dan George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Sammy Miller defeated Joe Teller (2-1) > George Romanoff defeated Jack Ross (2-0) / Notes: Kid Brown also reportedly won a match on this card, but his opponent was not referenced.

OCTOBER 30, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andy Rascher versus Jack League > George Hill defeated Ellis Bashara > Orville Brown defeated Abe Coleman by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: Andy Rascher and Jack League were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 30, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Joe Santell defeated Al Kimbrell > Swede Hanson defeated Jack Russell

OCTOBER 30, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Grovo defeated Bob Wagner > Rudy Strongberg defeated Sol Slagle at 22:00 (2-1) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Danno O’Mahoney* defeated Dick Daviscourt at 46:00 (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Danno O’Mahoney had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jim Londos in Boston, MA, on June 27, 1935. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 30, 1939 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Red Dugan, Jack Bennett, Joe Washburn, Tony Papalino, Honey Boy Hackney, Young Londos, Bad Boy Brown, and John Mauldin / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

OCTOBER 30, 1939 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – REYNOLDS STREET ARENA (Dobie Osborne – Promoter) > Marvin Jones versus Nick Elitch > Jim Clinstock versus Pete Managoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. X defeated Babe Zaharias > Dorv Roche and Chief Chewacki wrestled to a draw > The Golden Terror defeated Strangler Lewis by disqualification / Notes: The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.

OCTOBER 30, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Rex Mobley defeated Gus Johnson > Gene Blakely defeated Roy Welch > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Tex Riley* defeated Bill Canny / Notes: Tex Riley had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he won a tournament on July 12, 1946, in Nashville, TN.

OCTOBER 30, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Graham defeated Eddie Gossett > Mike Paidousis & Red McIntyre defeated the Horseshoe Kids > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Villmer* defeated Don McIntyre / Notes: Ray Villmer had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 16, 1953, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 30, 1956 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Cyclone Anaya > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* versus Chris Tolos & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bull Curry on October 19, 1956, in Atlanta. Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956.

OCTOBER 30, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Weaver, Tony Marino & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Lenny Montana, Ed Sharpe & Baron Gattoni > Cage Match: Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification / Notes: The referee for the match between Don McIntyre and Freddie Blassie worked on the outside of the ring.

OCTOBER 30, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Ann Regan & Pee Wee Lopez versus Cora Combs & Marcel Semard > Handicap Match: the Assassin versus Johnny King & Young Paul Jones > Jack Bence versus Jerry Graham / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated Pancho Valdez > Chief Little Eagle defeated Mr. Moto > The Kentuckians defeated Lenny Montana & Gypsy Joe

OCTOBER 30, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – CALHOUN, GA – CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Nick Gulas, Roy Welch, and Harry Thornton – Promoters) > Carlos Mendoza versus the Hermit > Jackie Fargo & Corsica Joe versus Karl & Skull Von Stroheim / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Lonnie Brown defeated Al Galento by disqualification > Luke Graham defeated George Wolfe > Bob Morrow defeated Chris Averoff > Marco Polo defeated Red Dugan > Luke Graham & the Inferno defeated Ken Hollis & Bob Morrow > Battle Royal: Bob Morrow defeated Chris Averoff, Lonnie Brown, Red Dugan, Al Galento, Luke Graham, Ken Hollis, the Inferno, Marco Polo, and George Wolfe / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 30, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Enrique Torres > Frankie Cain defeated Steve Kovacs > Greg Peterson defeated Pepe Gomez > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Sputnik Monroe* defeated Mario Galento > Don Fargo & Buddy Fuller and the Mysterious Medics wrestled to a draw / Notes: Greg Peterson substituted for Paul DeGaulle in the match with Pepe Gomez. Sputnik Monroe had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don Fargo on October 16, 1964, in Atlanta. It was announced that Freddie Blassie, Eddie Graham, and Sam Steamboat would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 30, 1964 (FRIDAY) – JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie & Dick Dunn versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Gene Murphy versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 30, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson defeated Roy Mulkey > Billy Hines defeated Johnny Heidman > Dale Lewis defeated Vince Gironda / Notes: This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling”, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

OCTOBER 30, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus Vince Gironda > Ken Hollis versus Johnny Heidman > Nick Kozak versus Roger Kirby > Freddie Blassie versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Ed Capral was one of two referees for the match between Freddie Blassie and Chief Little Eagle.

OCTOBER 30, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Grabmire and Jesse James wrestled to a draw > Bobby Shane defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Doug Gilbert defeated Mr. Ito > El Mongol defeated the Great Ota > Paul DeMarco defeated Skandor Akbar > Buddy Colt defeated Argentina Apollo > Tornado Tag Team Match: Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Sr., defeated the Assassins / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 30, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn defeated Big John by disqualification > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong and Buddy Colt wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

OCTOBER 30, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Mike Kelly versus Whipper Watson, Jr. > Pat Kelly defeated Bull Zomar by disqualification > Gorilla Watts defeated Wayne Cowan > Rock Hunter and Argentina Apollo wrestled to a draw > Ox Baker versus the Super Gladiator ruled a no contest > Tommy Seigler & Charlie Cook and the Mongols wrestled to a draw > Texas Death Match: the Missouri Mauler defeated Tarzan Tyler > Assassin #1 defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: Mike Kelly and Whipper Watson, Jr., were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Rock Hunter was handcuffed to El Mongol during the match between Assassin #1 and Assassin #2, but the Enforcer managed to interfere on behalf of Assassin #2. Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols. The program we have for this card shows the ticket office was now located at 20 Ivy Street, between Edgewood Avenue and Auburn Avenue.

OCTOBER 30, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated the Medic > Robert Fuller defeated Jim Dalton > Tom Jones defeated Pepe Lopez > Gorgeous George, Jr., defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Bobby Duncum & Bobby Shane defeated Bobby Cash & Roberto Soto > Macon Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL / No CO): Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Super Infernos* to win title / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

OCTOBER 30, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Ricky Steamboat > Raymond Rougeau defeated Scott Irwin > Dean Ho defeated Bill Howard > Bob Armstrong defeated Johnny Ringo > Robert Fuller & Tom Jones defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification / Notes: Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

OCTOBER 30, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bugsy McGraw defeated Larry Latham > The Masked Superstar defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated King Kong Mosca by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Texas Death Match: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen* defeated Rick Martel & Tommy Rich > Lights Out Match: Pez Whatley defeated Ole Anderson

OCTOBER 30, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan defeated Jonathan Boyd > Sterling Golden defeated Gerald Finley > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet and Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Austin Idol defeated Bret Hart > The Masked Superstar defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Television Title Match: Tony Atlas defeated Ernie Ladd* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Killer Karl Kox by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

OCTOBER 30, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard > Tito Santana and the Iron Sheik wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich defeated Matt Borne > Roddy Piper defeated Ivan Koloff > The Wild Samoans defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.

Funk's Corner - TNA's Awesome Kong Vs "The Claw" Claudia Reiff On !BANG! TV

Courtesy of Dory Funk Jr. - Coach of the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School:

Awesome Kong came to the Funking Conservatory last Sunday and made a lasting impression. In her match with "The Claw" Claudia Reiff for the Funking Conservatory Women's Championship. Later in the night Awesome Kong appeared as one of the Lumberjacks and reeked havoc in the Funking Conservatory World Championship match between Johnny Magnum and Blain Rage.

You can see the "Havoc Reeked" at the Funking Conservatory now on !BANG! TV at http://www.dory-funk.com. Go to !BANG! TV Results

Osamu Nishimura is coming to the Funking Conservatory in January for tryouts for All Japan Pro Wrestling, January 24, 25, call for more information 352-895-4658

The next !BANG! TV Taping is Sunday November 23rd. For tryout information for All Japan Pro Wrestling, training schedules at the Funking Conservatory and Tickets to !BANG! TV Call 352-895-4658


The Funking Conservatory is the Official American Training Center for All Japan Pro Wrestling

WWE(R) SmackDown(R) Vs. Raw(R) 2009 Playable Demo Now Available For Download Via PlayStation(R)Network

Courtesy of THQ Inc.:

Leading Fighting Videogame Franchise Offers Consumers Game Sample and Exclusive Retail Incentives Prior to November Launch

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 30, 2008 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced the WWE(R) SmackDown(R) vs. Raw(R) 2009 playable demo is now available for free download via PlayStation(R)Network exclusively for the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. In addition, consumers may obtain a demo copy and take advantage of exclusive gift-with-purchase promotions by pre-ordering the game at select retailers. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is currently scheduled for a North American release on November 9 for the Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Wii(TM) home videogame system and Nintendo DS(TM). The mobile version of the game is slated to launch on various carriers throughout November. "Our exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 system playable demo and North American retail program will allow consumers to embrace the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 experience in several unique ways prior to the November 9 launch," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "The strength of this year's campaign demonstrates retail's continued support of the brand as we prepare to deliver the next installment in our leading fighting videogame franchise."

"As we approach the launch in November, we are pleased to offer fans the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 playable demo exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 system," said Nelo Lucich, vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "Fans are certain to enjoy the new options available in this year's tag team match, including 'hot tags,' building team momentum and unique tag team finishing moves in the most advanced WWE videogame experience to date."

About the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Playable Demo

The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 playable demo for the PLAYSTATION 3 system will allow consumers to sample exhibition and tag team matches using the RAW arena. Superstars Triple H(R), Shawn Michaels(R), Jeff Hardy(TM) and Matt Hardy(R) are available for battle as players explore new game features, including the revitalized tag team experience. Players can now build momentum and attributes as a team, devastate opponents with high impact double teams, pull off new bone-crunching tag team finishers and get the "hot tag" for the win.

About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 upholds the franchise's commitment to delivering the definitive videogame simulation of live WWE programming. Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and PSP system versions of the game will unleash a brand-new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the "hot tag" for the win. The franchise's renowned creation system offers a brand new Create-A-Finisher option, while a new Road to WrestleMania(R) Mode paves the way to WWE's biggest event of the year and lets players experience a franchise-first co-op storyline. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 also extends the virtual WWE gameplay experience with robust online capabilities, including the debut of downloadable content.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii builds upon its inaugural offering by significantly expanding its match type options, giving players more ways to enjoy the platform's unique pick-up-and-play experience. Gameplay advances to the next level, giving players more Superstar control with interactive entrances and victory scenes. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii will also include a wide variety of new weapons, the debut of online gameplay and much more.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Nintendo DS returns with new gameplay controls that utilize the stylus and D-pad to deliver a compelling handheld fighting game experience. The redesigned Season Mode takes a role-playing approach, allowing players to interact with Superstars, upgrade their abilities and complete missions on a quest toward legendary goals. In addition, a larger Superstar roster, new match types and the inclusion of Create-A-Superstar will provide players with a variety of intriguing options to enhance gameplay.

More information about WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 can be found at www.smackdownvsraw.com and www.thq.com.

About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE), can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

About THQ Inc.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment results from the ECW broadcast from San Diego, CA, on October 28: Mark Henry, Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely over Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne & Finlay; and Jack Swagger over Tommy Dreamer.

Click here for SmackDown spoilers from San Diego, taped for the October 31 broadcast.

Click here for iMPACT spoilers from Total Nonstop Action’s tapings in Orlando, FL, on October 28, to be broadcast on November 6.

Ring of Honor has announced a working relationship with the International Wrestling Syndicate, noting some of IWS’ talent will be working the ROH event in Montreal, PQ, on November 7. IWA will be sending in Dan Paysan, Exess, Stupefied, and the Green Phantom for the event. A match featuring Eddie Edwards versus Erick Stevens has also been added.

Brent Albright has been added to the ROH event in Dayton, OH, on November 21. Previously advertised: Kevin Steen & El Generico defend the ROH World Tag Team Title, and Chris Hero versus Roderick Strong in a lights out match.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Paul Orndorff (1949).

Today in Memoriam: Dennis Mitchell (68, 1997).

Tonight’s In Your Head radio show features Sid Vicious and Butterbean of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling, beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Jim Cornette will be on Who’s Slamming Who with Tommy Fierro on November 3.

Fusion Tradition Wrestling’s “Hallowicked” results from October 25 at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN: Ryan Jeffries won a Halloween Battle Royal for shot at Fusion Title. Match One in Best of Three Series: Xander Blaze beat “Mr. Pure Wrestling” Toby Farley (/with “The Wrestling Encyclopedia” Josh Blair) in a Strong Style match. Robert Mulligan beat Mad Dogg. Daddy Mac & “The Alpha Dog” Rocky McDaniel (with Ms Precious) beat Mike Promo & AC Frost. Match Two of Best of Three Series: Farley (with Blair) beat Blaze in a Fist to Win match. Patrick Colvett beat Ronin & “Dirty J” Justin Rich. Match Three of Three: Farley (with Blair) beat Blaze in a Last Man Standing match. Lord Frost beat Ryan Jeffries via DQ to retain the FTW Fusion Championship. “The Main Event Player” Michael Jablonski beat Logan Shane. The next show is “Cowboys from Hell 2” November 1 at the Stronghold in Sparta.

Today's Lawler 35 update for the November 7 event in Nashville, TN: Brian Christopher & Doug Gilbert vs. The Moondogs has been announced, along with Dan Masters as the MC for the evening.

DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.


OCTOBER 29, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Vinson Gordon versus Mack Adon > Ambrose Cole versus Charlie Harben > Ronnie McDuffie versus Son Almand > Alex Headlin versus Charlie Norman > Bill Collins defeated Chief Lakeside by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Bill Collins and Chief Lakeside, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1934 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson – Promoter) > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Jack Newsome versus Bennie Johnson > Pete Brown versus Hadle Anderson > John Dameron versus Red Dugan > David Ross versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1936 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > Glenn Cowan versus Chippewa Charlie > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Bad Man Minton / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 29, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Bloomfield versus Sammy Miller > Son Almand versus Sago Hayamaka > The Bat defeated Red Roberts / Notes: Aside from the match between Red Roberts and the Bat, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1939 (SUNDAY) Notes: Tom McCarthy rented the Warren Arena from L.C. Warren. Warren had announced that he was retiring as his business was keeping him too busy to continue promoting wrestling. McCarthy renamed the venue as simply the Sports Arena, and picked up as the Atlanta promoter.

OCTOBER 29, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Thesz versus Rudy Strongberg / Notes: This card was cancelled on October 28, 1941, when it was learned that Lou Thesz had been injured in an automobile accident.

OCTOBER 29, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Mauldin defeated Babe Etheridge > Jack Dillon and Don Lee wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Albert Mills / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 29, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter & Al Massey defeated Jim Coffield & Karl Davis by disqualification > Pete Managoff defeated Mickey Gold > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Charlie Harben > Don McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney

OCTOBER 29, 1951 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Yankee defeated Bob Shipp > Art Nelson and Al Massey wrestled to a draw > Bob Shipp & Al Massey defeated Art Nelson & the Mighty Yankee > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* and Lou Plummer wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.

OCTOBER 29, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre and Tokyo Joe wrestled to a draw > Don McGee defeated Jack Dillon > Midget Match: Little Beaver defeated Ivan the Terrible > Chief Big Heart defeated Jack Steele > Verne Gagne defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification

OCTOBER 29, 1956 (MONDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins versus Red McIntyre > Chris Tolos versus Bill Parks > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* versus Bobby Weaver & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956.

OCTOBER 29, 1957 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Red Lyons versus Baron Gattoni > Ray Gunkel & Oni Wiki Wiki versus Gorgeous George & Wild Red Berry / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pancho Valdez versus Chief Little Eagle > Lenny Montana versus Johnny Walker > Mr. Moto & Gypsy Joe versus the Kentuckians / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chris Averoff defeated Ken Hollis > Al Galento & Luke Graham defeated Lonnie Brown & Marco Polo > The Inferno defeated Bob Morrow / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 29, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson defeated Billy Hines > Dutch Savage defeated Ken Hollis > Dick Steinborn defeated Roger Kirby > Buddy Fuller defeated Johnny Heidman > Mario Galento defeated Nick Kozak > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Freddie Blassie, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Although Blassie lost the match, he managed to open a gash in Lewis’ head that required stitches. The program for this card mentioned that Mario Galento and Dutch Savage were the new Southern Tag Team Champions, but offered no information on how or where they won the claim. The last reference we have shows Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn defending the title against Savage & Lewis on October 8, 1965, in Atlanta. It also featured an advertisement for Nalley Chevrolet, located at 2555 Stewart Avenue, asking you to call referee Charlie Smith for “the best deal”.

OCTOBER 29, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco versus Ronnie Paul > Pepe Gomez versus Oki Shikina > Bob Boyer versus Billy Garrett > Bill Dromo versus Dale Lewis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1968 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres* to win title / Notes: Alberto & Ramon Torres had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon on September 20, 1968, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 29, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Dick Steinborn > Women’s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Jan Sheridan versus Paula Kaye & the Black Venus > El Mongol defeated Mr. X by disqualification > Bob Armstrong defeated Big John by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated George Scott / Notes: Susan Green & Jan Sheridan and Paula Kaye & the Black Venus were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Buddy Colt had been billed as the Georgia Heavyweight Champion since June 18, 1971. Rocket & Flash Monroe had said they were contemplating leaving if they could not defeat the Assassins. The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since August 13, 1971. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 29, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Battle Royal featuring Man Mountain Blackwell, Ray Candy, Carlos Colon, Charlie Cook, Super Soul Davis, Chief Bold Eagle, John Foley, Luke Graham, Cisco Grimaldo, the Missouri Mauler, El Mongol, Dick Steinborn, the Spider, Crusher Verdu, Jonathan Boyd, and Norman Charles > US Tag Team Title Brass Knuckles Match (No DQ / No TL): the Assassins* versus Angelo Poffo & Rock Hunter / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu and Luke Graham.

OCTOBER 29, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Women’s Battle Royal: Susan Green defeated Donna Christianello, Dottie Downs, Joyce Grable, Paula Kaye, Daisy Mae, Peggy Patterson, and Vicky Williams > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Susan Green > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ron & Terry Garvin by disqualification > Indian Strap Match: Danny Little Bear defeated Jimmy Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. The battle royal was to determine a challenger for the Women’s World Title.

OCTOBER 29, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Ringo defeated Gino Hernandez > Mr. X defeated Rick McGraw > Tony Parisi defeated Stan Stasiak > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Robert Fuller & Bobby Cash > Jos LeDuc defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

OCTOBER 29, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard versus Marvin Turner > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet versus Bret Hart & Ted Allen > Stan Hansen versus Austin Idol > Tommy Rich versus Killer Karl Kox > Ernie Ladd versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Killer Karl Kox.

OCTOBER 29, 1979 (MONDAY) – TATE, GA – TATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Atlas versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.

OCTOBER 29, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Garvin versus Joe Lightfoot > Paul Ellering versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tommy Rich & Pez Whatley versus the Road Warriors > Brett Wayne versus Jake Roberts > Dusty Rhodes defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 750 were in attendance for this card. Aside from the match between Dusty Rhodes and Buzz Sawyer, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Paul Ellering was handcuffed to Brett Wayne during the match between Rhodes and Sawyer. Ellering managed Sawyer, Jake Roberts, and the Road Warriors.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.

Showtime Allstar Wrestling TV Review - Episode 65

Courtesy of Larry Goodman:

Airing October 11, 2008 in Nashville on Comcast 74
Taped September 12, 2008 in Millersville, Tn at the SAW Mill

Opening with a brief Raven promo touting his SAW debut in 7 day. He was sitting in the forklift again. Raven said he was coming to hurt people, win titles and bring excitement. He better bring more excitement than these first two promos have.

Michael St. John and Reno Riggins did the stand up for what MSJ described as one of the most anticipated episodes of television in SAW history, Jerry Lynn’s final shot at Kid Kash with the SAW title on the line in a 30 minute Ironman Match. MSJ said we were going to talk to some of the fans and wrestlers about the match.

Cut to Hot Rod Biggs getting predictions from two fans. They both went for Lynn. Christina said Lynn would win because he was pretty. Nothing from the wrestlers.

SAW Summary: MSJ noted their shared past in ECW. He narrated clips from the three previous matches in this series. Their first encounter ended as 15+ minute draw. The second, with a one hour time limit, saw Kash used the banned piledriver for an intentional DQ. That led to a no DQ match in which Kash got counted out.

They put up a tale of the tape graphic during the intros. Kash’s record in SAW was listed as 112-2 while Lynn was 89-3, as if they had been wrestling 7 nights a week.

1 – 30 Minute Ironman Match for the SAW International Championship: Champion KID KASH vs. JERRY LYNN

A bare minimum of action in the opening minutes with Kash employing the tactics he’s used throughout this series – stalling, complaining and most of all, bating the fans. At one point, Kash pushed a fan into the wall as he was attacked from behind by Lynn. Later, he dragged a fan out of his seat and wrestled him to the floor (same guy he tore a shirt off of a couple of months ago). Lynn came out and scuffled with Kash. Kash tried to cut off Lynn’s reentry with an elbow drop, but came up empty. Lynn started working an armbar.

[Commercial break]

Kash stunned Lynn with knees to the gut and reversed into an armbar with a twist. Lynn kicked Kash off. Kash went back into stall mode. Back inside, Kash broke a test of strength with kicks to the gut and gnawed on Lynn’s hand. They traded punishing armbars with Kash using back rakes and more biting to gain the advantage.

[Commercial break]

Lynn locked his hands to block a cross armbreaker attempt by Kash, but came up grabbing his elbow. Lynn used a series of kneedrops to set up a mirror image cross armbreaker with Kash going for the block. Kash bit Lynn’s leg to break the hold. Lynn decked Kash with a forearm shot. Lynn rammed his shoulder into the turnbuckle trying to follow up on an Irish whip. Kash applied a short arm scissors. Lynn maneuvered into a pinning predicament to force Kash to release the hold. Lynn got back on the arm, so Kash went to the ropes. Lynn got two with a small package. With an armbar locked in, Lynn pulled Kash to ring center to prevent another ropes break. Kash reversed into an ankle lock forcing Lynn to the ropes. Riggins brought up Ken Shamrock. Lynn came up limping and immediately took Kash down with an armdrag.

[Commercial break]

Lynn was working a keylock, but Kash resorted to his pet counter move – biting. Lynn retaliated with closed fists. Kash looked spent. He pulled ref Kurt Herron down by his pant leg, and then caught Lynn off guard with a toss through the ropes. Cut to a close up of Lynn on the floor clutching his arm. Krull gave the 15 minutes gone call. Kash did a huge number on Lynn’s elbow here, stomping it on a chair and wrapping it around the ringpost. Back inside the ring, the dissection of Lynn’s arm continued for several minutes, punctuated by a series of leg kicks and a Kash lariat for a near fall. Lynn rolled out to the floor after Kash stomped his groin.

[Commercial break]

Kash rolled Lynn back into the ring and got back on the arm. Lynn fired up. Lynn started firing right hands. Lynn countered a body slam with a reverse DDT. Lynn sunk his teeth into Kash’s hand for some payback. Lynn with a pair of shoulder blocks and a flying lariat. Cover and Kash barely kicked out before the three. Lynn ate a back elbow charging into the corner. Kash climbed the ropes, but Lynn cut him off with a punch in the face. Lynn hit a top rope huracanrana and followed with the TKO for the first pin of the match (and this series) at 22:25. Lynn covered again. Kash kicked out and went to the floor to buy time. Lynn wasn’t having it. He nailed Kash with a baseball slide and then a rolling senton off the apron. Riggins said Lynn wanted to pad his lead. Lynn rolled Kash inside the ring. Kash crawled into the far corner, caught Lynn with a boot and pinned him with his feet on the ropes at 23:45. It’s 1-1.

[Commercial break]

Kash was staggering around at ringside trying to catch his breath. Lynn came out to rake Kash’s back and pound on his head. Back inside, Lynn went for the TKO, but Herron got clipped by Kash’s legs as Lynn went to drop him. Kash delivered a low blow and pinned Lynn at 25:28. Kash immediately pinned Lynn again to go up 3-1. Lynn was still in agony as he rolled out to the floor. Kash was feeling it now. He gave Lynn a beating on the floor. St. John said Lynn needed three pins in less than five minutes to win the title. Lynn reversed Kash sending his head into the post. 2 minutes to go. Lynn rolled Kash back into the ring and climbed to the top. Kash hit the ropes to crotch him. Kash hit a top rope huracanrana and Lynn rolled through for the pin at 28:45. They exchanged headbutts with both men sprawled on the mat. The announcers started talking like Kash had it won. Kash covered for a two count. Lynn kicked out of a sunset flip and folded Kash up but only got a two count. Kash went for another sunset flip, but Lynn sat down on it and hooked his legs to tie the score at 3-3 with 10 seconds remaining. Double knockdown on simultaneous haymakers as the time limit expired. Fans were chanting for five more minutes. Kash crawled over and grabbed the belt from Herron. Junior Official Jesse Fields had a talk with Herron, who took the belt away from Kash. Commissioner Morton had called for a sudden death overtime. Lynn got a pair of near falls before Kash knew what hit him. Kash pinned Lynn with his feet on the ropes, but Fields waved it off. Kash went after Fields and Lynn rolled him up again. Kash got in Herron’s face, and Lynn caught him with a reverse roll up, but Kash rolled through with a handful of tights. Lynn kicked out. Kash hit a german suplex. Lynn lifted his shoulder. Kash did not. Game over.

WINNER: Lynn 4-3 to win the SAW International Championship at 1:15 of Sudden Death overtime.

Riggins called it right away. Kash raised his hand, but Herron gave the belt to Lynn. Kash was furious to where he ended up being dragged away by security. Streamers and confetti dropped from the ceiling. The crowd gave Lynn a sustained standing ovation. Biggs and the babyface wrestlers came into the ring to congratulate Lynn. They replayed all of the falls in the match, then cut back to the ring for closing shots of the wrestlers and fans congratulating Lynn.

Closing Thoughts: In a word: disappointing. It wasn’t a bad match by any stretch. I was just expecting better. They had done such a beautiful job of setting the stage – three matches with neither man scoring a fall, really strong promos all along the way by both men, a great recap segment before the big finale. Surely, this would be the time when they pulled out all the stops. Instead, we got a match that looked like an extended version heir previous matches. The matwork and submissions were cool. They got the grueling effects of a long match across well, especially Lynn’s awesome job selling the elbow. I loved it that not once did Kash pin Lynn fair and square. But they never kicked it into high gear for more than the occasional short burst. I found myself agreeing with a lot of the points made in TVD’s review. Bating fans is one thing, but Kash attacking a fan in the middle of a championship match was ridiculous. It makes it tough to suspend disbelief with stuff like that. The layout of the final minutes was flawed. Based on his strategy throughout the series, it was completely illogical for Kash to be aggressively going for pins during the last two minutes. I didn’t have a problem with the Commissioner springing the sudden death stip on Kash. Considering that Kash had subverted the intent of every stipulation the promotion had put in place, it was poetic justice. But there had to be a better way to get there. The miracle babyface comeback was too predictable. Perhaps less early stalling and starting the pins before 20 minutes gone, then Lynn dramatically claws his way back to even the match with a few minutes remaining, then Kash shamelessly stalls out the clock thinking he’s put one over on SAW once again, only to find out differently. The second ref reversing the decision on Kash during the overtime was overkill. Besides, Lynn had already been victimized by that move once in the match. I liked Lynn winning by outsmarting Kash, since Kash thinks he’s so crafty. For the sake of making the babyface champion as strong as possible, I would have liked a clean undisputed pin or submission even better…Those preposterous win/loss records were hilarious. Then too, they claim Kash has defended the title all over Europe. I guess that stuff might fly in foreign syndication…The postmatch celebration with the replays, etc. was well done. They really let the title change sink and made it feel important. Overall, Kash/Lynn was a solid and very interesting program. Given who was involved, it almost had to be. But in the end, it was like several of SAW’s big storylines; the story turned out to be better than the match it was building.

10/11 NWA Main Event Review

Courtesy of Larry Goodman:

NWA Main Event – ION episode 28
Airing October 11, 2008 in Nashville on ION
Taped October 7, 2008 at the Nashville Fairgrounds Sports Arena

Straight to the action with Jason James and Tyler Clemmons on commentary.

1 – SHANK “The Freak” BARZINI (with The Solomon King) vs. “Mean“ MIKE WOODS

News from the Portland show: After taking two piledriver from Chris Cane on TV last week, JP Lightning showed up in Portland to challenge Cane, only to fuck up his neck again and get carried out. Nevertheless, Lightning was in the building challenging Cane to a match.

Call it a credit to him. Call it an indictment of him. Either way, he’s tenacious.

Also in Portland, “Playboy” Scott Hayes sustained a serious injury at the hands of Jeff Daniels. A telephone interview with Hayes was coming up.

Meanwhile, Woods got the upper hand, then shifted his attention unwisely to Solomon King, opening it up for Shank to clip his knee. Shank used a spinning toe hold and a single leg crab, during which he chewed on Woods’ kneepad, prompting James to bring up George “The Animal” Steele. No water in the pool for Shank’s moonsault. Woods sold the knee huge. He whipped Shank in but was too hobbled to follow up. James brought up the knee problem. Big lariat by Woods. Uncle Walt up on the apron and brought in the hard way by Woods. Clothesline on Walt. Shank with a briefcase shot to skull for the 1-2-3.

Winner: Barzini in 7:05 of TV time with Solomon’s briefcase. A fine opener. Stelllar work on the knee by Shank, well sold by Woods. The announce team did an outstanding job of getting the new angles across without totally ignoring the match at hand.

Phone interview wit Hayes along with footage from the Portland showing Daniels torturing Hayes with The Dominator while “that she-devil” Dominique. Hayes said the diagnosis was a damaged labrum, but he didn’t need surgery per the renowned Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham. Hayes said he would be ready for the Fairgrounds show next week.

Promo by Solomon King (selling that aching shoulder) and The Freak. Freak said he was gonna get freaky with Woods next week.

Woods promo – “I’ll tell you one thing, King Solomon. You’re supposed to be wise, and it ain’t wise to mess with “Mean” Mike Woods.”


JIP with the opening shot being one of Lightning clubbing Cane’s neck from behind. Cane hooked the ropes to hang Lightning out to dry on a dropkick. It was Déjà vu all over again on Lightning’s neck. Lightning got a comeback, but Cane ducked an enzuirgiri and locked in the STF. An unidentified woman came to ringside pleading with JP to give up. She threw her white top into the ring (she had a tank top on underneath) and ref Jamie Ferrrari called for the bell.

Winner: Cane with the STF in 3:13 when Lightning’s girlfriend threw the towel in. Compelling stuff.

Jame said that was Lightning’s girlfriend, Scarlett. Scarlett jumped into the ring and pounded on Cane’s back. Cane grabbed her by the hair and was threatening to punch her face, until Steve-O and Chris Phoenix made the save. Scarlett was sobbing and stroking the hair of her man. She wouldn’t let the other wrestlers get near him.

Cane promo. He had no problem getting physical with Scarlett, but that was in the past, because he was going to the top in NWA ME.

3 – SNAKE JONES (with Charming Charles & Little Booger) vs. CHRIS PHOENIX

Early on, Phoenix surprised Jones with a sleeper but wasn’t quite able to lock it in. Jones started pounding on Phoenix BEFORE Booger grabbed Phoenix by the leg. Jones employed copious karate thrusts to the throat. Charles amplified the ex-Marine’s troubles by grinding his cane into his trachea. Jones kicked field goals with Phoenix’s ribs. James brought up Al Del Greco. Clemmons said Rob Bironas because Snake didn’t miss. Phoenix looked gassed on the comeback ending with a backdrop. Booger got on the apron. Phoenix popped Booger, who took this lame bump onto Charles, while Snake was sitting up. Snake locked in Snake Eyes (cobra clutch). Phoenix kicked off the turnbuckles (sorta) and landed on top of Snake, who didn’t release the hold and pinned himself. Charles raised Snakes’ hand, but Ferrari awarded the victory to Phoenix. James said now that Snake had lost a match, Charles might have to get a new monster.

Winner: Phoenix via pinfall at 6:12. Crude match here. The finish was not well executed. Neither was Booger’s bump. Gotta love Snake’s 70s style karate thrust though.

Promo segment with Charles, Booger and Snake. Charles was beside himself about the stupid ref and having to deal with a nutcase like Snake, who was bashing himself in the head with a chair. Charles threatened to call Bob Trobich of the NWA. Charles said Phoenix was going down like a titanic next week (to Charles’ hand picked mystery opponent).

4 – Mid America Television Title Rematch: Champion STEVE-O vs. SHANE SMALLS

It was back and forth chain wrestling with Smalls taking several time outs. O The announce team ripped on Smalls gear (mesh velvet lime green trunks with a twist of sour apple), his looks and his lousy social skills. O used the ropes for a backflip counter on the arm wringer. Smalls poked O in the eyes to gain the advantage. Smalls went to work on O’s back with high impact offense. He got a zillion near falls. O kicked out a springboard leg drop, so Smalls went back up top and missed with a moonsault. O on the comeback with atomic drops and a lariat for two. Ref Jamie Ferrari got squashed when Smalls pulled him in the way. Dominque ran down and tossed a chain to Smalls. O ducked and superkicked Smalls for a visual fall. Daniels hit the ring, clocked O with the ring bell and put Smalls on top. Dominique revived Jamie. “Only a mother’s love,” said Clemmons. But O rolled a shoulder just before the three. Smalls hit a somersault spear in one corner, and went for another in the opposite corner. O hopped up on the ropes and got the pin with a sunset flip. James made a big deal out of the mother-son connection between Dominique and Jamie, a topic that carried over to the next match.

Winner: Steve-0 via pinfall at 10:10. Another good match for these two. Quite the triumph for O. They’re strapping a rocked to his ass as top babyface.

Steve-O said Small didn’t succeed tonight and he and Hayes were coming for revenge on Daniels and his partne, Christopher Starr next week.

Smalls said O was lucky and he was the one with all the skill and talent. Smalls said he would hunt O down to get his title back.

Daniels (with Dominique) promo. Daniels gloated about winning the only title that had eluded him during his career. He questioned the audacity of the Atomic Dogg to ask for a rematch because he would outfight him and out wrestle him. “You better be careful what you ask for.”

5 – Mid America Heavyweight Title Match: Champion “The Crippler” JEFF DANIELS (with Dominique) vs. ALI STEVENS

JIP. After last time, Stevens wasn’t tolerating any of Daniels diversionary tactics. Daniels begged. Stevens punched his head. Daniels was on rubber legs. Stevens sent him down with a head butt. Stevens worked Daniels over for a long time with a body scissors, then switched to a bear hug. Daniels thumbed Dogg in the eye. Daniels mauled him. Dominique choked Stevens with a rope while Daniels distracted son Jamie. Stevens came back firing lefts and rights and put Daniels down with an elbow to the top of the head. Dominique up on the apron, so Daniels could grab the title belt. Stevens ducked the belt shot. Daniels tossed the belt to Stevens and went down like he was shot. Jamie saw Stevens with the belt for the DQ.

Winner: Daniels via DQ in 7 minutes of TV time. Nothing special for the wrestling but I like the story - Stevens wasn’t falling for any of Daniels tricks but still got tricked in the end. Again, they worked the match to play to Stevens’ strengths and away from his weakness.

Closing Thoughts: It was rematch week – four of ‘em. To booker Jeff Daniel’s credit, he’s developing storylines up and down the card. While the July/August run was fun, there was too much hotshotting going on. The current booking direction isn’t as wacky, but it feels a hell of a lot more sustainable. …They have something in the Cane/Lightning feud. Surely, Cane isn’t really moving on from it yet. Scarlett was remarkable. Nothing like spontaneous, instinctual emotion to get an angle across. Now if she could just get her pants to stay up…Phoenix is being over pushed at Snake’s expense. It’s difficult to find guys with the size Phoenix has, but he’s way green to be beating Snake, who’s coming of a program for the heavyweight title. Unique monster types have a special appeal to wrestling fans, and they’re killing Snake’s specialness…The phone interview with house show footage was a really nice touch. It’s too bad the crowd at TV doesn’t come across like that…They had the houselights back up, so the TV look better, not good mind you, but better. The crowd looked sad on TV, 50 at best. They’re not yet making optimal use of the second camera (manned by Mike Porter)…The announcing was very strong again this week. Having intelligent people that speak well and are students of pro wrestling is pretty unbeatable combination. They can almost get away without an opening recap segment if the announcers keep doing such a good job of hammering home the angles during the body of the show…I liked this episode a lot. It got me curious to see what happens next.

Showtime Allstar Wrestling TV Review - Episode 66

Courtesy of Larry Goodman:

Airing October 18, 2008 in Nashville on Comcast 74
Taped September 12 and September 19, 2008 in Millersville, Tn at the SAW Mill

LAST WEEK AT THE SAW MILL…The babyface wrestlers were in the dressing room congratulating Jerry Lynn on winning the SAW International Championship. Lynn said he never doubted he could beat Kid Kash and thanked the fans for believing in him. The wrestlers anointed Lynn with bottle water. “Hey guys, where’s the champagne?” Lynn asked.

Michael St. John and Reno Riggins were at ringside with the fans barely visible through a thick haze. Somebody got majorly carried away with the fog machine this week. Reno said it was another sell out crowd and he was JACKED. This week: Raven would make his SAW debut. They announced Chase Stevens vs. Dillinger for this week, giving Reno a chance to cut loose with his “main event anywhere in the country” line.

TJ Harley hit the ring and proceeded to wear out his right fist on the heads of Chrisjen Hayme and Shawn Shultz. The announce team didn’t know what was going on. Harley ducked an ambush by Shultz. Harley continued to unleash his fury, one against two. Hayme took one for the team and powdered out. Kurt Herron called for the bell.

1 – SHAWN SHULTZ (with Chrisjen Hayme) vs. TJ HARLEY

They brawled with Shultz dominating the action. Ms. Worthington was conspicuous by her absence. Reno said she was scheduled to be there. Shultz used a back elbow for a two count and grounded Harley with a long rear chinlock/sleeper. MSJ said it was a form of the Corsican sleeper made famous by Jean and Joe. Shultz lit Harley up in the corner. Harley no sold a barrage of Kobashi style chops, made the fiery comeback and hit his fisherman neckbreaker across the knee. Harley paused to celebrate and got kicked in the head by Hayme, while Herron was checking on Shultz (why would he do that?). Shultz DDTed Harley for the pin.

WINNER: Shultz in 4:28. At least Harley got to play Superman in the beginning, since was going to look like a chump at the end. I guess he was focused on hurting Shultz rather than pinning him. Hayme’s kick was bad the first time, so why draw attention to it with a replay?


The bell rang three times for some reason. The rookie had his back turned to the irate and slightly irrational former champion. Kash started beating on the Haskins. Haskins surprised Kash with a sunset flip and mustered up a flurry of offense. Kash escaped a bodyslam, pounded Haskins from the mount and basically mauled the poor kid. Kash used a face stretcher and crossface forearms. Haskins caught Kash with a roll up and a small package. Kash took Haskins down into a cross armbreaker. Haskins quickly tapped. Herron had to pry Kash off of Haskins.

WINNER: Kash via submission in 3 minutes. The vicious beating it should have been with coming off of Kash losing the title. Haskins got more offense than I expected, and probably more than he should have.

Biggs conducted a postmatch interview. An enraged Kash went on a profane tirade when Biggs referred to him as the former champion.

Jerry, you go to the office and suck BLEEP all you want, but it’s never gonna save you…mark my word, Jerry. I swear to God. Do you hear me? I swear to God, I’m taking MY TITLE back.

3 -- RAVEN vs. TRAVIS SAWYER (with Tony Locasio)

Fans were chanting for Raven from the start. Riggins said Travis was the son of Buzz Sawyer. MSJ said Sawyer’s manager was Tony Lothario and wonder if he was kin to Jose. The guy was about as Latino looking at MSJ. Raven wanted to fight on the floor. Sawyer kept jumping back in the ring. Meanwhile, the announce team was putting Raven over like deity. Sawyer caught Raven with a knee as he was coming back through the ropes and started beating him up on the floor. Sawyer took over. He gave Sawyer’s shoulder repeated shots into the post. Back inside the ring, Sawyer used a low blow. Sawyer sold the shoulder before going on a crazed attack, looking more like a Sheepherder than Buzz. Sawyer knocked himself silly by missing two middle rope headbutts. Raven made the comeback and used a discus lariat along the way. Raven won it with the Evenflow DDT.

Winner: Raven in 5:45 with the Evenflow DDT. Neither guy looked good. Raven moved like he was hurting. Lots of bad low-intensity brawling. It did come across as something out of the ordinary for SAW due to the style.

A sweet preview segment aired with clips of Dillinger and Chase Stevens. Dillinger looked like a psychotic hillbilly version of Shawn Michaels in his straw cowboy hat.

4 – DILLINGER (with Paul Adams) vs. CHASE STEVENS

Dillinger did a warm up routine to showcase his athletic prowess – a redneck version of Chris Hero came to mind. Riggins claimed all the major wrestling companies were contacting him trying to buy Stevens’ contract. MSJ pointed out that both were former SAW tag team champions. Dillinger went to the floor for time outs and verbal abuse from the fans. When they cut to a close up of famed Nashville wrestling fan, “Chicken Hat” Charles, MSJ asked if he bought that hat from Minnie Pearl. Dillinger slapped Stevens on the break. Stevens tattooed Dillinger with right hands and hit a dropkick for two. They traded stiff chops with Stevens coming out on top. At 4:00, Dillinger got a boot up and took over with a middle rope lariat. The announce team noted that Dillinger wasn’t barefoot. Riggins said they had gotten complaints about fungus on the mat. Dillinger landed a right fist for a one count and hit a snap suplex for two. Dillinger hit a slingshot suplex to the outside and pounded Stevens. MSJ produced one of the most hilarious moment in Saw history when he said Dillinger had a tattoo of freaking AL SHARPTON on his chest. Stevens backdropped Dillinger over the top. Dillinger took a spectacular bump to the floor, but was quickly back in control. Back inside the ring, Stevens hit a shadow lariat and it was both men down. Stevens made the comeback with a flying forearm, a Chono kick and a reverse Russian legsweep for a near fall. MSJ said he hadn’t seen that move since Ivan Putski, and I doubt he saw it from Ivan. Dillinger threw Stevens down on the back of his head for a near fall. Stevens hit a fireman’s carry slam and went to the top. With Adams distracting the ref, Chris Michaels ran down to upend Stevens, who took a flip bump into the ring. Dillinger pinned Stevens after a guillotine legdrop.

WINNER: Dillinger in 9:35 after interference by Chris Michaels. Good stuff with two guys that can really go. A lot well executed big moves in this match. The finish advanced the story.

Returning from the break, Stevens was still in the ring getting his wits about him. He ran up the ramp, presumably hunting for Michaels.

The announce team threw it to Biggs at ringside with A-Team. Biggs congratulated them on Dillinger’s win. “We don’t like to ever come out and toot our own horns but TOOT TOOT.” Adams said TVA were going to get their tag team titles back from Tribal Nation in the near future. Mainly, he mainly wanted to address the situation with Nikki Vaughn. Adams started getting choked up about the injury Ric Santel suffered at the hands of Vaughn. Dillinger said the whole A-Team was there for him. Adams said friends like that only come along once or twice in a lifetime. Santel took his sunglasses off to display an ugly bruise on his left cheekbone. “Look at it! No, don’t look. He’s a hideous mess, Rod.” Santel said that cheater Nikki Vaughn broke his Zygomatic bone in three places. Santel said he was out of wrestling for 6 weeks. He bemoaned all he had done for Vaughn over the years. “Look at my face. He couldn’t have broken my leg or my arm. It had to be my face.” Santel and Adams went on and on about THE FACE. Dillinger told Santel not to let it throw him off his game, because he was still by far the best looking man in SAW. Adams said Vaughn would have to face “The madman from Dixieland” Dillinger next week. In addition, Arrick Andrews would have to face Hammerjack next week. Biggs informed Adams that Andrews had accepted his challenge. Adams said he didn’t recall issuing any challenge. “Paul, I love you, brother, but you issued the challenge. Andrews has accepted the challenge. Freddie Morton said the match is happening in four weeks,” said Biggs.


Anthony charged down the ramp for this standby match. He offered Jamison a free shot, no sold it, and thoroughly trashed Nubbie. Anthony used a double underhook suplex. The rest was just a sadistic beating. MSJ said Anthony was inbred between the Sheik and Abdullah and got the worst of both. Anthony buried Jamison with a top rope elbow drop for the pin.

WINNER: Anthony at 2:14 with the Maniac Melee. A classic squash. Jamison takes a great beating.

Anthony stared at the ceiling while he had a talk with Uncle Ronnie P. Anthony then found a noose from under the ring (fancy that) and hung Jamison over the top rope. Jamison was flopping around in a helpless state. Palpable consternation in Reno’s voice.

His face is turning red. Next is blue, and next is you’re gone.

Gary Valiant hit the ring. “Where did he come from? It’s Boogie!” Valiant started firing punches. Anthony took a backflip bump to the floor off a Valiant haymaker. Anthony tried to climb back in the ring and was being pulled out by Riggins and security as the hour came to a close.

What a way to end SAW today. Boogie is back!

Closing Thoughts: The was an average show for the first 30 minutes, but it really picked up steam in the second half - the A-Team interview, the main event and the return of Valiant were all excellent segments. Santel’s promo work has been outstanding of late. Dillinger/Stevens was the type of match that SAW used to lack – athletic, quality workers given adequate time to show what they can do. The hanging segueing to Valiant’s return was a great way to close the show. The crowd was hot for it and St. John was very good here. Anthony and Valiant should be good stuff. Boogie was the perfect choice to be the first to step up and face Anthony. Speaking of MSJ, you just never know what’s going to come out his mouth next. Who else could work reference to “the late” Mike Tyson, The Corsicans, Len Rossi, Jose Lothario, Minnie Pearl and Al Sharpton into one hour?...The follow ups on last week’s title change were well done. It appears the Kash/Lynn program will continue, so there’s still a chance for that elusive great match…It was a shame that Worthington had to miss this taping. They had to make the best out of a bad situation with Shultz/Harley…The debut of Raven was less than stellar. After giving him the big buildup, Raven sold extensively for an unknown guy and looked completely blown up when it was over. Buzz must be rolling in his grave about Travis using the name. On the plus side, the fans did respond to Rave as a star…There were some nice production touches on the show – the Chroma key intro for the Kash match and the clips to set up Stevens/Dillinger.

10/18 NWA Main Event Review

Courtesy of Larry Goodman:

NWA Main Event - ION episode 29
Airing October 18, 2008 in Nashville on ION 28
Taped on October 14, 2008 at the Nashville Fairgrounds Sports Arena

Jason James and Tyler Clemmons opened from behind a desk with an update on the situation between J.P. Lightning and Chris Cane. James said Lightning had been advised not to wrestle and instructed to obtain another doctor’s release. They cut to clips of Cane dropping Lightning on his head with a pair of piledrivers two weeks ago and refusing to break the STF last week until Lightning’s girlfriend threw in the towel. They showed them out of order, but what the hell, it got the point across.

Tennessee Homecoming 2008 at the Nashville Fairgrounds Sports Arena on Thanksgiving Night. Be there!


Smalls abandoned a straight chain wrestling approach with a pair of shoulder tackles, pouncing with quick covers after each. Casey was ready for it the third time and caught Smalls in a drop toe hold. Smalls bumped big for a flurry of offense from Casey and scrambling to the outside for a TO. Moments later, Smalls slipped out of Casey’s spinning headscissors to take control. Smalls hit a suplex slam. More covers ensued with Clemmons noting Smalls’ mounting frustration level since losing the Mid-America TV Title. Smalls hit two back suplexes and a double stomp to the back for another near fall. Smalls destroyed Casey’s back, but Hardaway was hanging in there. Casey got a glimmer of hope with a twisting crossbody off the middle rope. Smalls kicked out and CREAMED Casey with clothesline. Smalls ended the torture with a moonsault.

Winner: Shane Smalls with a moonsault in 7 minutes. I think Smalls got the most out of Casey here. This was a super effective push for Smalls as a title contender. Smalls looked razor sharp in a decisive win. The other key thing was they way he was portrayed on commentary – deadly serious with the killer instincts of a champion, as opposed to making him the butt of joke like last week.

Promo by Smalls stating he was the top athlete in the NWA, and deserved a title shot at Steve-O. “Two fluke victories, that’s all they were. Review the tapes.” Smalls said his physical dissection of Casey proved his was worthy of having HIS belt back. Smalls said O’s luck was about to change.


The commentators said Cane had crossed the line with Lightning and it had gotten way personal. They hammered home the point that Lightning was out of commission. Hardway used a pair of Japanese armdrags. Cane begged off, only to poke Hardway in the eyes and kick him in the knee. James confirmed that the girl, who jumped to Lightning’s defense last week was indeed his fiancée, Scarlett Rose. James said he grew up with Cane “and he makes me sick now.” Hardaway tenaciously worked an armbar, until Cane yanked him off the ropes and dropkicked his knee in midair. Cane was all over Hardway’s knee. He used an Indian deathlock and switched to a trailer hitch type maneuver. Tried to at least. Cane got distracted and Hardway clocked him with an enzuigiri. As Hardway made a one-legged comeback, sure enough, there was Lightning at ringside. He was in a neck brace and Scarlett was trying to hold him back. Lightning got up on the apron. Cane guillotined Lightning’s neck off the top rope, leaving him in a crumpled heap at ringside. “The neck. Once again, Jason, the neck.” Scarlett tripped Cane to distract him and he got rolled up. Cane threw a tantrum.

Winner: Hardway in 6:22 after interference by Scarlett Rose. I thought the storytelling aspects of this match were outstanding: another brutal dissection by the evil Cane, leading to more torment for the never-say-die babyface, only to be fall victim to the good guy’s girlfriend.

Cane was livid in his promo. He was done with Lightning, dropped him on his head, stretched his neck, and put him in a neck brace. “And here you come hopping your gimpy little butt to the ring.” Cane warned Lightning’s girlfriend about sticking her nose where it didn’t belong.

JP, you keep her out of my business, or I’m going to make her my business.

Cut to Scotty Barry with Lightning and Scarlett. Barry asked him what he was doing there, since he was clearly in no condition to wrestle. Lightning said he was there to prove his career was not over. Barry informed Lightning of Cane’s threat towards his woman. “I’ve got this,” she said. Lightning said no way. Cane’s fight was with him, and he better not dare to lay a hand on her.

3 – TV Title Number One Contender’s Match: “Mean” MIKE WOODS vs. SHANK “The Freak” BARZINI (with “Solomon King” Walt Barzini)

Woods was having his way with Shank, as he used his size advantage to overpower “The Freak”. Uncle Walt tripped up Woods, and Shank kicked him in the ribs. Shank jackhammered Woods’ with punches to the head. Shank paused to shake off the punishment he had absorbed before launching a relentless attack on the ribs. James said he had never seen Woods manhandled like this. Wood fired back with some killer chops, but Shank took Woods down and started in on his back, using a classic camel clutch. Woods made a heavy fisted comeback, but Shank ducked a clothesline and hit a flying clothesline of his own. While Walt distracted referee Jamie Ferrari, Shank grabbed Walt’s briefcase. Big swing and a miss. Woods punched the briefcase into Shank’s head. Down goes Shank. Ferrari saw Woods holding the evidence and DQed him. Woods threatened to slug Ferrari. They cut to a close up showing the smashed up briefcase.

Winner: Barzini via DQ at 6:15 due to Woods getting caught using the briefcase. Great focused intensity from Freak. This was the best he’s looked in NWA Main Event. It was also the best performance from Woods during this current run.

Back-to-back promos from Woods and the Barzinis. Woods was pissed that Shank cost him a TV title shot.

I’m the man with the eyes without a face. Try and try your whole life long, Shank, these eyes you cannot replace. You will not leave with that belt. If you do, it will be over MY…DEAD…BODY.

Walt reminisced about finding Shank in a cage with people paying admission to see him because he heard the voices. Walt said he was hearing the voices, too, and they were saying the people thought they were a joke. Freak lived up to his name – a voice like gravel, grunting and laughing and banging his head.

By the time I get done with Steve-O, you’re going to respect Walt, fear me, and no one is going to be laughing.

We returned from the commercial break to see Ali Stevens wipe out Snake Jones, Charming Charles and Little Booger with a slingshot crossbody. Clemmons explained that Snake’s scheduled opponent, Chris Phoenix, was called away on a family emergency. Stevens and Snake traded ugly blows at ringside. Ref Mark Owens was breathing down their necks. Jones shoved him, as did Stevens, then they double punched him. At that point, Owens waved off the match. This was out of control. Stevens sent Charles and Booger sprawling again by instigating a three way collision with Snake.

Promo by Jeff Daniels and Christopher Starr (with Dominique). Daniels, the epitome of overconfidence, said he had one of the baddest men walking as his partner. Starr said the only things that shined brighter than Chistopher Starr were Daniels and the title belt. Starr said he was there to make sure the belt stayed on Daniels. Yo, Chris. It’s a tag match.


The announce team brought up the shoulder injury Hayes incurred at the hands of Daniels last week in Portland. The faces pulled the no tag switch on the heels. Clemmons called it “a Chinese tag.” James asked what was wrong with Chinese people. Clemmons said they made wonderful food. Daniels would cheat, then duck through the ropes and turn his back when Hayes wanted to retaliate. Hayes reversed Daniels in the corner fired back rapid fire ala Jerry Lawler. Starr jumped in to take a couple of bumps. They went to the commercial break with the heels licking their wounds on the outside. We’re back. Daniels has Hayes in a short arm scissors. Clemmons said that as a former representative of the NWA, Daniels had every opportunity to come back on the right side of the law. They worked over Hayes’ shoulder. There was a spot where the heels locked hands to block a sunset flip and Ferrari kicked them apart. Dominique interfered. Clemmons said if Jamie admonished Dominique, he might get sent to bed without dinner. James asked Clemmons what he was insinuating. “It’s suspicious. That’s all I’m gonna say, it’s suspicious.” O cleaned house with some horrible looking punches. The heels collided after taking stereo atomic drops. O superkicked Starr and Hayes covered for the three count.

Winner: O & Hayes when Hayes pinned Starr in 10 minutes of TV time. Just OK. Daniels plays the bottom feeding heel about as well as anyone. Starr didn’t distinguish himself. He did the job. I could see no reason to bring him back. O didn’t look like the same guy that did those singles matches with Smalls. I think that has something to do with Smalls.

Analysis/Random Thoughts: There was more energy put into getting the midcard stuff over than what’s on top. In this instance, that’s a good thing. Daniels has gotten plenty of face time lately. Long run, it’s wise to see who and what they can elevate. Cane/Lightning is the deal. The two tiny guys have the best program. Barzini/Woods had gotten way more interesting than I expected. Woods make a great opponent for Barzini. Both of their promos were top notch. The one by the Barzini’s was particularly twisted… They’re doing a stellar job with the handling of Smalls’ push. It’s tricky business booking a heel with such a stellar work rate…The psychology in NWA ME matches has become very solid with focused attacks on body parts in almost every match. Another lackluster crowd of around 50 isn’t helping their cause…The Jones/Stevens stuff was bizarre as usual, and I dare say better than anything Snake vs. Phoenix had to offer…They eased up on the Ferrari family collusion theory this week. Drama like that deserves a slow build…Main Event isn’t blessed with a deep crew right now. They’re getting about the most out of the talent at their disposal. There’s something to be said for that.

Funk's Corner - Wrestling Card For Sumo Hall

Courtesy of Dory Funk Jr. - Coach of the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School:

Funking Conservatory's Shane Chung and Elvis Sharp team with Osamu Nishimura at Sumo Hall, Tokyo

Shane Chung and Elvis Sharp have become a part of the All Japan Pro Wrestling Team. Shane and Elvis will tag with Osamu Nishimura to take on Taiyo Kea, NOSAWA Rongai and Mazada in a six man tag team match Monday November 3rd at Tokyo's historic Sumo Hall.

Osamu Nishimura, Elvis Sharp, Shane Chung and Taiyo Kea are students of the Dory Funk Method of Professional Wrestling.

The wrestling card for Sumo Hall is as follows: Credit Irving of Shinning Road Website

Seiya Sanada vs. Manabu Soya
Nobutaka Araya vs. Masanobu Fuchi vs. Kikutaro
Osamu Nishimura, Elvis Sharpe & Shane Chung vs. Taiyo Kea, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
Ryota Hama (debut) vs. Akebono
Suwama, Kaz Hayashi & Ryuji Hijikata vs. TARU, Nobukazu Hirai & “brother” YASSHI
Satoshi Kojima, KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro
AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Naomichi Marufuji (c) vs. Shuji Kondo
Triple Crown: Great Muta (c) vs. Minoru Suzuki

Now on !BANG! TV at http://www.dory-funk.com - Awesome Kong goes on a rampage.

Osamu Nishimura is coming to the Funking Conservatory in January for tryouts for All Japan Pro Wrestling

The next !BANG! TV Taping is Sunday November 23rd. For tryout information for All Japan Pro Wrestling, training schedules at the Funking Conservatory and Tickets to !BANG! TV Call 352-895-4658


The Funking Conservatory is the Official American Training Center for All Japan Pro Wrestling

RingSports.com Announces Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) 'Halloween Bash' At Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium Sat, Nov 1, 2008

Courtesy of RingSports.com:

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 29 -- OBSNews.com -- Mixed martial arts (MMA) has been sweeping America by storm and Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium will host PureCombat MMA's event, "Halloween Bash" this coming Saturday, November 1, 2008 Veteran MMA promoter Al Joslin has been promoting MMA events since 1996 and launched PureCombat MMA (http://www.PureCombatMMA.com) in 2007 to great fan acceptance and a number of heavily attended events here in California's central valley.

The Bouts: An Exciting Evening of MMA Action

Joslin has lined up between 10 and 13 fights that start at 7PM on Saturday night with a number of local fighters like Chris David, Steve Renaud, Drew Montgomery, Richard Blake and Kenneth Alexander. Chris David will be fighting David Granados of Merced, CA for the right to be the promotions' inaugural Bantamweight Champion at 135 lbs.

Another signature fight of the night promises to be that of Kenneth "the Machine" Alexander who trains with coach Urijah Faber out of Faber's' Sacramento-based Ultimate Fitness Training Center. Kenneth who just came off an extremely well fought loss to Razor Rob McCullough in a WEC event, will be taking on David Gardner out of Dan Henderson's Team Quest in Temecula CA.

Also in the exciting lineup will be a women's MMA bout featuring Jennifer Tate whose professional experience goes back to June of 2006. After the EliteXC promotion's recent downfall, fans of ladies mixed martial arts have had few opportunities to hope to see women compete live and via online PPV events. PureCombat MMA promoter Joslin said of women's involvement with mixed martial arts, "We honor the warrior spirit in all fighters, men and women. We celebrate the courage, the discipline, and the many years of training that all of our fighters have embraced."

Open Weigh-In and After Party

The public is invited to attend the often unpredictable and exciting fighters' weigh-in on Halloween evening this Friday at the Clarion Mansion Hotel in Downtown Sacramento at 700 16th Street. Also on the fun list of things to do will be the official after-party, at the Clarion as well, that will take place immediately after the event.

Tickets for Saturday's fights are available at http://www.PureCombatMMA.com and doors for the event will open at 5:30 P.M. with show time beginning at 7:00 P.M.

This news was distributed through http://www.OBSNews.com to distribute your news email news@obsnews.com