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Posted On December 11, 2013By Nathan FavelIn Indy News

Ring of Honor Report – December 8, 2013

Welcome back to the Ring of Honor report on PWMania! This week, we have a Four-Corner Survival Match for our main event, so don’t go anywhere. The American Wolves vs. Outlaw Inc. We continued the final run of Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards in ROH with this great tag team bout that featured Eddie Kingston and ROH legend Homicide. A very well-balanced bout helped start this card of right, which is a trait that ROH has always had to its advantage. Winner: Outlaw Inc. – Pin-fall We had lots ofRead More
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (3:00 am edition) 12/11/13 Welcome back to another edition CWFH! This week, we have the Mikey O’Shea/Othello bout for our main event! Ricky Mandel & Shelly Martinez vs. Todd Chandler – Handicap Match This was a fun, fresh bout, due to the involvement of Shelly. It’s good to see a woman get her chance to wrestle with a man, if only for a brief moment. While only lasting for a brief moment, this was a fine way to start this broadcast. Winner: Ricky Mandel & ShellyRead More

Posted On December 11, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns, Indy News

The Two Sheds DVD Review: ROH Honor vs Evil

Ring of Honor is on the agenda again as we go back in time to last February as S.C.U.M. take on three of ROH’s finest on the DVD release of Honor vs. Evil. Singles action was the order of the day for the majority of the card, beginning with Q.T. Marshall taking on Jay Briscoe. This was the first of the veterans versus up and comers matches. It was the usual short and sweet opener began with Marshall endearing himself to the locals, but when Briscoe arrived on the sceneRead More
Numerous media outlets are running a story on Joe Cantrell, an Arizona-based retired professional wrestler, being banned for life from Walmart. Cantrell, who wrestled for eight years and retired due to injury, often sifts through circulars to find the biggest discounts before heading to the big-box store. According to, they match the lowest advertised price on identical products, but when Cantrell tried doing so last week at a Walmart in San Tan Valley, Arizona, he was placed in handcuffs. After a store employee told him it wasn’t allowed, heRead More
Former WWE and WCW performer Fred Ottman (famously known as Tugboat, Typhoon and The Shockmaster) recently spoke with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly, for a near ninety minute interview touching on all points of his career from the territory days, through the WWF in the early 1990’s and into his time as the infamous Shockmaster in WCW. Ottman also offered his thoughts on today’s WWE product. Highlights from the interview are as follows: His thoughts on the “Total Divas” reality show and a wrestling reality show he wouldRead More
Welcome back everyone, to another action-packed week of TCW! We have two championship bouts for tonight’s card, so let’s not waste any more time. The Hounds of Hell cut a good promo on their reclamation of the TCW Tag Team Championships, as well as the kidnapping of Genetic Perfection’s manager, Rich Rude. This promo helped set the stage for… Genetic Perfection vs. ??? This was a finely worked tag bout that featured some very spirited action. With an excellent pace and good psychology, this ended up as an admirable wayRead More
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (3:00 am edition) 12/4/13 Welcome back to another week of CWFH action! Let’s just jump right in. The revolution cut an anti-American promo to start out the evening. This was the standard stuff you’ve been seeing for decades, but it was nicely performed. Scorpio Sky and Christian Cole came out to brag about Sky, when Jon Ian, whose name I’ve improperly spelled as John for a while now, announced that his assistant Danielle will name Sky’s challenger for his Heritage Heavyweight Championship later on tonight, justRead More

Posted On December 1, 2013By Nathan FavelIn Indy News

Ring of Honor Report – December 1, 2013

Welcome to my first official review of ROH on PWMania! It’s good to be able to put another spotlight on this promotion and I hope you enjoy ROH as much as I do. Well, let’s end the waiting game and get down to it. Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards What a way to start of my reviews for ROH, by having a great opener from these two. With smart, crisp holds, smooth transitions and plenty of heart-stopping action (mine stopped long enough to make my left side numb); this wasRead More
Welcome back to another week of action with TCW! Without further ado, let’s get going! Americos vs. Kincaid w/ Boyd Bradford – Junior Heavyweight Championship Match This was a very good bout with a surplus of quality action. From technical to aerial, these two worked very hard to make a match that’s really worth your time. Winner: Kincaid – Pin-fall Vordell Walker vs. Sigmon This was another excellent bout that was largely mat based, which was the most effective part of the action here. This match ended with a double-finish,Read More
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (3:00 am edition) 11/27/13 Moshpit Mike vs. Manimal This was a decent match that was helped by the surprising agility of Manimal, who is quite the large fellow. Mike is a solid talent who looks more like a WCW jobber, rather than a star in the making, but in wrestling, you can never tell who will rise to the top of a given company. There was a lot less psychology than I usually hope for, but everything they did worked well, nonetheless. Manimal ran to theRead More
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Thanks to Smash Wrestling for sending the following: In 2013 Smash Wrestling showcased blockbuster events such as ‘Any Given Sunday’, ‘Super Showdown’, ‘CANUSA Classic’ and ‘Rumble In The Tundra’. On Sunday, December 15 they make their mark once again with ‘Tapped Out’ featuring Chris Hero versus Lance Storm! The event will be held at Can Lan Sportsplex (3360 Wolfdale Road) in Mississauga, Ontario. Bell time is 3pm. The event is followed by a free year end award show at 6:30pm and a free showing of the ‘WWE TLC’ PPVRead More
Jim Cornette recently spoke with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly, talking about the launch of his new website, many of his current activities outside of the ring, his early days in the wrestling business and much more. The interview with WGD Weekly can be heard in its entirety here: Highlights of the show include Cornette discussing: His reasoning for “staying away” from wrestling: “…I’m staying away from wrestling, because people in wrestling these days make me crazy…” His new website and what fans can expect from it: “…IRead More
Current Combat Zone Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Drew Gulak recently spoke with, here are the highlights. Drew’s thoughts on his opponent at CZW’s ‘Cage of Death’ XV, former WWE NXT Superstar Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno) “There is a reason Chris is considered one of the best wrestlers in the world. He has the ability to incite change like no one else and I respect him greatly for that.” Drew comments on someday working in the WWE, alongside former Indy wrestlers such as Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Daniel Bryan.Read More
Hello everybody and welcome back to the Justin Credible Report exclusively on I have a lot of stuff I want to share with you guys, so let’s get started. This past Saturday I was in the Main Event for Tommy Dreamers promotion House of Hardcore. The show featured so many names that I could be here all day naming them all. A few notables where Bully Ray, Brother Devon, Scott Steiner, Matt Hardy, Spike Dudley, Ryhno, Sonjay Dutt, Velvet Sky, Ted Dibiase SR & JR etc. I mean aRead More
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Recently released WWE NXT talent Kassius Ohno’s issued the following statement on Facebook regarding his release from World Wrestling Entertainment: “Maybe you’ve heard. Maybe you’ve not heard. Last Friday my contract with WWE was terminated. Man… Terminated sounds so harsh, right? To me, it conjures up images of post-apocalyptic wars with robots, machine guns and atomic bombs. No thank you. Merriam-Webster defines terminate as ‘to come to an end in time.’ Okay.. That’s a little less dramatic. I can handle that. For the last 21 months, I’ve lived in FloridaRead More
- As reported, Bully Ray crashed Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore 3 event last night and challenged him to an Old School Street Fight at a December 30th TNA One Night Only “Old School” pay-per-view taping in the same building, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. The angle was put together as a way to cross promote TNA’s pay-per-view taping with the idea that TNA will promote Dreamer’s House of Hardcore and help raise it’s profile by acknowledging it while TNA gets the chance to promote theirRead More
Welcome to another edition of TCW on the Pursuit Channel! This week should be another action-packed broadcast, so let’s get to it. Sigmon vs. John Saxon This was a very well-paced bout, with a more methodical nature on display here. Every move, transition and hold was performed with great care and wonderful timing. This match-up had a delightful mixture of all sorts of wrestling, which helped add a lot of variety. All in all, Sigmon and Saxon ended up bringing the best out of one another and when all thingsRead More
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood 11/6/13 (3:00 am edition) Tonight, we start off with a good promo from Ricky Mandel and Shelly Martinez about how her ex-boyfriend, Todd Chandler, is not a real man, thus prompting her to jettison her feelings for him right out the window. Perhaps, this is why the wise always recommend that co-workers not fraternize with one another? Todd would make his way out to answer her challenge with aggression, ruthless aggression! Ricky Mandel w/ Shelly Martinez vs. Todd Chandler This was a fast, fluid bout thatRead More
indy-news is sorry to report that Roland Alexander, who had owned and operated Hayward, California’s All Pro Wrestling from 1991 on, passed away yesterday at the age of 59. Alexander had been dealing with heart and diabetes issues for some time. Most remember Roland Alexander’s APW from the Barry Blaustein documentary “Beyond the Mat.” In the movie, Blaustein followed independent wrestlers Mike Modest and Tony Jones, who were struggling independent wrestlers. Alexander’s school was featured in several scenes and through Blaustein’s connections, the pair were given a WWF dark match,Read More