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The following are the results of OMEGA’s Rumble in the Rapids event that was held at the Royal Palace Theater in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Matt Hardy defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion The Tokyo Monster Kahagas. Matt wins with a Super Twist of Fate after run in from Zane Dawson, Christian York, and The Hurricane The Dynasty defeated Caprice Coleman and Sweet Dreamz The Dynasty wins after Coleman is hit with a Zig Zag. Dreamz turned on Coleman after the match D’Arcy Dixon defeated Mia Svensson versus with Special Referee RebyRead More
Upcoming Independent Wrestling Events ** Below is a listing of independent wrestling events for the next two weeks. This listing is sent weekly. ** Please send any events you would like added to Nate Stein at or on Twitter @PSPhenom. Wed, May 7 – Rockstar Pro Wrestling – 1106 E. Third ST, Dayton, OH – 7 pm – Wed, May 7 – Ohio Valley Wrestling – Davis Arena, Louisville, KY – 7:30 pm Thu, May 8 – Zero 1 Supreme/Pro Wrestling USA – Fluid Event Center, 601 NRead More
- Today is former ROH World Champion Kevin Steen’s 30th birthday. It is also the 14th anniversary of Steen’s wrestling debut which he made for trainer Jacques Rougeau’s (The Mountie of WWE fame) promotion. Ring of Honor are continuing to run a sale on Steen merchandise and DVD’s on their website dubbed “Kevin Steen Week”. – The following is the promo for Adam Cole vs. Kevin Steen for the ROH World Championship this Saturday at Global Wars in Steen’s home country of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The show is available forRead More
Shane Douglas recently spoke with Under the Mat Radio to discuss new movie Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies and his involvement in it. Also Stephen DeAngelis and talent from Hardcore Roadtrip talk about getting screwed over by promoter Mark Livingston. You can listen to the full interview below; here are the highlights: Shane on the business today: “I’m so impressed by the athleticism of the kids today and my heart breaks for them because they didn’t break into the same business that I broke into. I sit back and wonder withRead More
- Jim Ross plugged Ring of Honor’s Global Wars iPPV event on his Twitter account yesterday. Ross will be in attendance at the show “as a fan”, as he has mentioned on his blog and podcast he now follows Ring of Honor and is interested in the cross promotional events with New Japan Pro Wrestling. The young wrestlers @ringofhonor doing PPV's on May 10 & May 17. It's @ringofhonor vs New Japan! Pre order at — Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) May 6, 2014 – This week on is KevinRead More

Posted On May 6, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns, Indy News

The Rise and Fall of Extreme Rising

Originally, I wasn’t going to discuss the Extreme Rising promotion shut down because the unprofessional that surrounded the company made the management seem like a bunch of ECW marks that were trying to revive a nostalgia act that was completely over done. First, it’s obvious that the “era of extreme” ended over a decade ago and hardcore wrestling is a cliche for the current pro wrestling market. ECW was great and had a lot of great stuff, but it wasn’t perfect, despite the divine view that some fans might haveRead More
- As part of Kevin Steen Week on, some matches from Steen’s career will be uploaded to ROH’s YouTube channel throughout the week, with the first being Steen challenging Nigel McGuinness for the ROH World Championship at Northern Navigation 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Read More

Posted On May 5, 2014By StaffIn Indy News

Video: CWE TV Episode 74 Featuring Chris Masters & More

Canadian Wrestling’s Elite is back on the air with another edition of CWE TV! On this week’s edition: “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters Returns With Another Masterlock Challenge “Big Sexy Beast AJ Sanchez & CAM!!KAZE vs. SIGMON & Stefan Epic w/”The Coach” Kelly Russell “Hotshot” Danny Duggan vs. “The German Juggernaut” Moses Luke w/Ava CWE Tag Team Champion “Murder City Saint” Nate Hardy vs. “The Gift” Jason Kincaid Plus much more! A new episode of CWE TV can be seen every Friday night at 9:30pm Central Canadian time with the replayRead More

Posted On May 4, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns, Indy News

The Two Sheds Review: Wrestle Force Title Wave

It’s debut time once more as Britain’s Wrestle Force promotion makes it’s first appearance in The Two Sheds Review, and for our first look we’re heading back to last October for a rather unique show. The DVD in question is entitled Title Wave. We begin with an opening segment in which Da Pukka One himself, Greg Burridge, appears on the stage demanding the WF title shot that was denied him on a previous show by his former best friend Terry Frazier. Head honcho Mark Marcus is only too happy toRead More
Maryland Championship Wrestling Xtreme Measures Saturday May 3, 2014 Unique Sports Academy 109 Post Office Road Waldorf, MD 20602 – G-Fed Defeated Ken Dixon (W/Ryan McBride) – Hoss Hagood Defeated Shaun Cannon – Reby Sky defeated Amber Rodriquez MCW Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match -Champions Napalm & Solo (Black Wall Street) Defeated The Hell Cats & Freaks Unleashed to retain the Tag Team Titles – Adam Flash, Ronnie Zukko & Knuckles vs Mitch Miller, Paul White & Mustafa Aziz Daniels -Ryan McBride (w/Head Of Security Ken Dixon) Defeated RuckusRead More
AJ Styles just defeated Kazuchika Okada to become the new IWGP Heavyweight champion at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Wrestling Dontaku event in Fukouka, Japan today. Styles captured the belt with the Styles Clash to become the 60th champion. He is the first American to win the championship since Brock Lesnar won it in 2005. Styles recently signed a one year deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Thanks to his victory, the main event of the ROH/New Japan Pro Wrestling cross promotional event War of the World will be AJRead More

Posted On May 3, 2014By StaffIn Indy News

Ring of Honor TV Report – May 3, 2014

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Roderick Strong w/ Adam Page This was another excellent match between these two. The work was crisp and precise and really helped deliver a great opener. This is definitely a pairing they should make more often. Winner: Tommaso Ciampa Silas Young vs. The Romantic Touch This was a fine encounter that was in place to make Young look stronger. TRT was very fluid throughout this affair, which kept the pace at a nice speed. The psychological aspect was fairly sound and left some room for creativity. Winner:Read More
The official Hardcore Roadtrip website published the following statement on their website following the issues over the past weekend: This past weekend (HRT) Hardcore Roadtrip ran shows in London, ON Canada and took a huge financial lost that left the promotion with a debt upwards of $10,000 Dollars. We will no longer be running May 31st in London and June 1st in Toronto as the promotion has ceased operations. Refunds for these events are available through point of purchase. Everyone that is owed money will get there money it’s justRead More
The Philadelphia-based Extreme Rising, after several months promoting their return to the 2300 Arena, cancelled both their Springtime Beatdown and Anniversary Show on April 25 and 26, respectively. In addition, the promotion cancelled their Pittsburgh show which was scheduled for May 3 at the Irish Centre. This issue was brought up when Luke Hawx, one of the wrestlers scheduled for the shows, asked Steve O’Neill if the shows were still happening. Hawx said on Facebook that neither he nor Stevie Richards had received travel information and he half-jokingly, according toRead More
On Saturday April 26, Hardcore Roadtrip held their second show in London, Ontario, Canada. There were two shows, with one happening in the afternoon and one in the evening. After the show’s conclusion, the locker room came out to tell the fans that Mark Livingston, the promoter for Hardcore Roadtrip had disappeared from the event without paying the talent or making travel arrangements. Ring announcer Stephen DeAngelis asked if fans with passports could drive the wrestlers to the airport, which ended up being the case for some talents, according toRead More
This past Friday night at Absolute Intense Wrestling’s (AIW) “Nuthin But a G Thang” event, Jimmy Jacobs, BJ Whitmer, & Tommy “Crimson” Mercer attacked The Boys from Jollyville and formed a group known as The Forgotten. In this exclusive video, see what they had to say about “idiot promoters” and why they formed.Read More
On Friday and Saturday nights, May 23rd and 24th, Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) will return to the historic Turners Hall (7325 Guthrie Ave, 44102) in Cleveland, OH to present the JT Lightning Invitational Tournament. Bell time will be 7:30pm Friday night with a special AIW Fanfest at 3:00pm which will be followed by a 6:00pm bell time on Saturday night. For the FIRST TIME EVER, former TNA Impact Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Chris Sabin comes to Absolute Intense Wrestling to battle the King of Cleveland Johnny Gargano in a special non-tournamentRead More
New CZW World Tag Champions, Rematch May 10; Lufisto on May 31! – – – – Check out the quick results below from ‘To Infinity’ this past Sunday, April 27! * Pre-Show match: Da Hoodz (Davey Cash & Kris Pyro) def. Tabarnak de Team (Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas Dubois) * CZW Wired TV champion Shane Strickland retained over Joe Gacy * Team Tremendous (Dan Barry & Bill Carr) defeated The Front (Sozio & Stockade) * Kimber Lee pinned Alexxis * MASADA defeated ChrisRead More
Upcoming Independent Wrestling Events ** Below is a listing of independent wrestling events for the next two weeks. This listing is sent weekly. ** Please send any events you would like added to Nate Stein at or on Twitter @PSPhenom. Thu, May 1 – Micro Championship Wrestling – Ace’s Lounge, Bradenton, FL – Thu, May 1 – Universal Wrestling Federation/Hard Times Championship Wrestling – National Guard Armory, 6704 Church ST, Douglasville, GA – 8 pm – Thu, May 1 – Zero 1 Supreme/Pro Wrestling USA – FluidRead More