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Indie General Thread #20: Midlife Crisis edition

!lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:32:07 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6178376
File: 6.jpg -(80085B / 78.21KB, 666x69) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Indie General Thread #20: Midlife Crisis edition
Continuing from last thread >>6095524

>Weekly tube blocks where indie promotions can be found include Britwres Tube on Sundays at 3pm EDT / 8pm BST for the UK and Ireland indie scene, Indie Tube on Thursdays at 4pm EDT / 9pm BST for the indie scene outside of the UK & Ireland, and GCW Tube on Fridays at 4pm EDT / 9pm BST. All can be watched in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo.

>Championship Wrestling from Hollywood airs weekly on Tuesdays at 11:30pm EDT / 4:30am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 11:10pm EDT / 4:10pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Heavy Metal Wrestling Heavy Metal Thunder airs weekly on Wednesdays at 9pm EDT / 2am BST in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2.
>RMP Charged airs weekly on Thursdays at 9pm EDT / 2am BST in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2.
>Smash Wrestling also airs weekly on Thursdays at 5:50pm EDT / 10:50pm BST (if two episodes) or 10:50pm EDT / 3:50pm BST (if one episode) in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Fridays at 11am EDT / 4pm BST (if two episodes) or 12:10pm EDT / 5:10pm BST (if one episode) in /wooo/tube.
>Beyond Wrestling Uncharted Territory returns on Thursdays starting October 3 at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube.
>VOD and live events are shown in the tubes as well so keep an eye on /wooo/ for information on those as they're scheduled and updated in the "Upcoming Events" section on /wooo/tube.

Here is an assortment of notable indie wrestling websites, streaming services and promotions:


This post was edited by C_Higgy on 01-08-2019 22:05:54

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 04-08-2019 13:16:48
Jimmy Olson - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:09:40 EST BlrIoG3o No.6178408 Reply
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The next 24 hours of Nick Gage

Tonight, Black Friday - vs LA Park in Cleveland: https://twitter.com/aiwrestling/status/1064586344662540289

Tomorrow afternoon - in the Chikara vs Beyond Cibernetico in Philly: https://twitter.com/CHIKARApro/status/1065319201378877441

Tomorrow night - vs Jack Evans in Asbury Park: https://twitter.com/GCWrestling_/status/1065335606639816710

All Hail the MDKing of the Indies
Big E Langston - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 21:59:49 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6178617 Reply
Nah, Arquette and Gage are pretty cool, if any case the guy is probably no name Ontario indie guy, Zakk Atticus, who started a petition to get Gage blackballed but now has most recently successfully blackballed himself instead
Tony Mamaluke - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 11:23:32 EST IdORP9Kz No.6178808 Reply
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So unless Tremont returns to finally have his one-on-one match the only other regular roster member available to fight Onita is..... DJ Hyde. Its going to be interesting to see if this crazy mother fucker actually has the balls and guts to book that match
Mister Pogo - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 13:01:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6178862 Reply
has CZW confirmed that Onita is actually wrestling? Someone on here or twitter said he might just end up being the ref for COD
Mustafa Said - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:30:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6180065 Reply
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>As we reported earlier today, MJF suffered a fractured elbow that will keep him out for 4-6 weeks. This includes CZW’s Cage of Death event on December 9. PWinsider reports that CZW is going to announce later today that MJF will be stripped of the title. While the plan is likely to crown a new champion at the event, that is not confirmed at this time.

>CZW is currently looking at four different possibilities for a new Cage of Death match at the show, which could include Atsushi Onita. Onita is already set for the event and the plan had been to announce his match, a tag team match, tonight. He will sign autographs that day as part of a special afternoon event with live matches and the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys game playing on large screens inside the Arena. Admission is a $5 donation or a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. The price of an autograph will be different.

>Cage of Death will stream live, but CZW has yet to announce what outlet will carry it. Here’s the card as of now:
>FMW Death Match legend Atsushi Onita to make his in-ring debut at 2300 Arena.
>TABLES MATCH: CZW Tag Team Champions BLK OUT vs. The Rep.
>CZW Wired Champion Jordan Oliver vs. KC Navarro.
>Hardcore Match: The Office (Mister Claxton & Brandon Kirk& Kasey Catal & Kit Osbourne) vs. Jimmy Lloyd & Mitch Vallen & Dan O’Hare & Maria Manic
>Joe Gacy vs. Alex Reynolds
>John Silver vs. Shane Strickland
>Mance Warner vs. David Starr
>Leyla Hirsh open challenge.
>Ricky Shane Page to compete.
Latin Lover - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:45:50 EST ELrrsczj No.6180119 Reply
PWI reported that WALTER has officially signed with WWE. Well it was a good run.
Ruckus - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:52:00 EST 31Ampg4a No.6180285 Reply
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WrestleGate have now booked Big Shuj and Joe whilst also hinting at Kento and Akiyama, they're objectively good now
Super Dragon - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 20:31:19 EST NMTDZEvr No.6180382 Reply
onita will noshow, tremont will try and make it a worked shoot about gcw, masada will find a way to take 0 bumps. thank u based deej
Johnny B. Badd - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 20:52:12 EST sQmOxAf6 No.6180409 Reply

Whatever happens it will be a fucking waste of Tremont, and I honestly hope Onita does noshow cause fuck that.
Zeus - Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:46:31 EST BlrIoG3o No.6180974 Reply
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Am totally cool with the indies going back to "grizzled old fucks" if its former WCW & ECW guys, instead of old 80s WWF guys.
Stevie Ray - Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:34:02 EST gmbNI3PS No.6181411 Reply
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I am actually glad they're doing RSP vs Kentucky Briscoe Mance Warner now in COD. I imagine Mance will be more willing to do crazy bumps than MJF anyways so it works out. MJF getting his just desserts would be nice but I am happier with this.
Vito Thomaselli - Sat, 01 Dec 2018 16:10:17 EST BlrIoG3o No.6182922 Reply
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>a main event in any arena
Velvet Sky - Sat, 01 Dec 2018 17:31:58 EST pbPM0zD6 No.6182950 Reply
Are you implying that the Undisputed Era wouldn't be a main event in basically any arena?
Hydra - Sat, 01 Dec 2018 19:50:42 EST 30YOe064 No.6183000 Reply
Considering PCO is an 80s (well, early 90s) WWF guy, I'd be fine with that too if they can still go.
Zardoz - Sat, 01 Dec 2018 22:47:43 EST G0uyKAOX No.6183059 Reply
I wonder how much an exclusive ROH contract pays
Tank Abbott - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:39:47 EST BlrIoG3o No.6183202 Reply
>The real story to look at with these new ROH signings.

>It’s no secret that PCO’s goal in this comeback was 1 last WWE run, incl. a Bray or Undertaker program. But now he’s going to ROH for “the best offer of his career.”

>He had a $150-$180k deal in WCW. (Signed 9/96, cut 6/97)

>Knowing what PCO was striving for, & that he’s someone who we can consider pretty honest as wrestlers go? It sure looks like ROH, dealing with WWE trying to warehouse everyone marketable and potentially all of their top guys leaving, is ready to make a lot more big $ offers.

>And with WWE about to be more cash-rich than they’ve ever been before, & actually negotiating on developmental deals when the people they’re trying to sign have leverage, plus whatever All Elite Wrestling is clearly being a real thing…it’s a good time to be a pro wrestler.
source: bix
Machete - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:41:55 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6183204 Reply
WWE gets a lot of shit but they typically let guys wrap up their indie commitments.


I was just going to look for that but thanks for saving me the effort. Good on him getting that payday, but I don't see what it does for ROH in the long run.
Randy Orton - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:58:27 EST CXBa0qkv No.6183206 Reply
very Dixie-era TNA and gross of them to yank guys off dates they already signed for
MsChif - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 17:50:45 EST ftnXTqS0 No.6183311 Reply
Between this & the match with ZSJ coming up, I'd be pleasantly surprised if he's not in NJPW by Spring or Summer.
Hugo Savinovich - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:47:04 EST 9PpOH2E3 No.6183537 Reply
WWE isnt as constrained by time as ROH is, Their top stars are presumably leaving in a month and they gotta speed rebuild their roster so i guess the guys that they're signing gotta be ready to go asap.
WrestlingTheSport - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:02:23 EST RtvftpwA No.6183618 Reply
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Can anyone brief me on Chris Ridgeway? I'm going to this show in a few weeks; this is apparently his US debut, and he has quite the opponent.
Pat Patterson - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:31:27 EST NPQlYVMm No.6183633 Reply
oh shit ridgeway/penta at defy, looks like I'll have to get tickets to that
Eddie Edwards - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:30:23 EST ooxghLVe No.6183654 Reply

Ridgeway has a bit of a generic look with the small black trunks, tattoos and kickpads but he is a legit martial artist with a black belt or two. He works really well with other strikers or brawlers but he's missing something. That Penta match should be a good one at the least though.
The Godfather - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:10:47 EST 7Ro8S9jb No.6185022 Reply
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Big fan of the new tradition of every sub group at mania weekend bringing in A Japanese lad
Justin Gabriel - Thu, 06 Dec 2018 07:39:58 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6185192 Reply
Does Barbara Goodish endorse this or is this another shitty indie using the name of a legend + "memorial" to get attention for their show?
Justin Gabriel - Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:36:29 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6185259 Reply
Looks like a trash shindie that doesn't even have a website.

At least the graphic design isn't total trash.
Eve - Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:09:39 EST BlrIoG3o No.6186175 Reply
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Midnight. Wrestlemania weekend.
Eve - Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:12:40 EST BlrIoG3o No.6186176 Reply
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Midnight. Wrestlemania weekend. My god.
Eve - Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:13:18 EST BlrIoG3o No.6186192 Reply
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"Why the hell would we move the time of Spring Break? Its sold out.... lmfaooo does give me a pretty good idea though 💡"

"Big announcement comes MONDAY!!! @GCWrestling_ #JJSB3"

>Part One

tHURTeen - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:26:02 EST f2hHTbHe No.6187268 Reply
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The match card is out for PWG's next event, "Hand Of Doom", on January 18th
>Jungle Boy vs Brody King
>Puma King vs DJZ
>Jonathan Gresham vs Robbie Eagles
>LAX (Ortiz & Santana) vs Flamita & Rey Horus
>Flip Gordon vs Bandido
>Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent?) vs The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Dezmond Xavier) for the PWG World Tag Titles
>Trevor Lee vs Jeff Cobb for the PWG World Title

How is Jungle Boy? Besides popping up on Janela's LA Confidential and being Luke Perry's kid I really don't know much about him.
WrestlingTheSport - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:47:07 EST RtvftpwA No.6187273 Reply

Is this Chuck's first PWG appearance since he lost the PWG Title to Keith Lee? I've always thought the booking up to him winning the belt was awesome, but the moment Chuck finally won it it was a disaster.
Shinya Hashimoto - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:22:27 EST TgfZX1Yu No.6187296 Reply
Anyone you'd like to see Hallowicked wrestle? He should be everywhere.
Mike Adamle - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:17:31 EST ludzp4qn No.6187325 Reply
Really hope Janela has some guy dress up as a kayfabe Saudi billionaire Prince who is financing The Greatest Clusterfuck and makes passing jokes about having Meltzer beheaded.
Attache - Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:50:21 EST RiNYob3i No.6188251 Reply
So does anyone actually care about britwres anymore?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:01:43 EST LA1159Vf No.6189264 Reply
Jonathan Gresham if he hasn’t wrestled him already.
Boddy Roode - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:20:31 EST BlrIoG3o No.6189270 Reply
this is on pwinsider right now and there *was* a link on FITE TV but its now down, so they may have jumped the gun on announcing before securing deals with everyone

>Streaming service FITE.TV has announced plans for the first-ever FITE FEST, allowing users to order all of the live events being streamed over the service during Wrestlemania 35 week this April for one price. The package is currently listed as a pre-order for $159.99 through 3/7. The package does includes unlimited VOD replays of the events as well.

>Events currently scheduled for the FITE FEST package are:

Wednesday, April 3
>8:30pm ET - WrestlePro Does Funny Money

Thursday, April 4
>12 noon ET - IndependentWrestling.TV: Family Reunion
>4:00pm ET - GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport
>4:00pm ET - WXW
>7:00pm ET - WrestleCon Supershow
>7:30pm ET - ISW Boner Jam IV: Balls Out
>8pm ET -DDT
>11pm ET - IMPACT Wrestling - United We Stand
>11pm ET - AIW - The Slumber Party Massacre
>11:55pm ET - Kaiju Big Battel

Friday, April 5
>11:00am ET - WrestleCon US vs. The World
>11am ET - SHIMMER
>12 noon ET - Chikara - Once Upon A Beginning
>3:00pm ET - Rev Pro Wrestling
>3:00pm ET - WWN Super Show - Mercury Rising
>3:30pm ET - Black Label Pro - Adventures in Wrestling
>8pm ET - GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break - Part 1
>8pm ET - Joey Ryan's Penis Party
>11:59pm ET - Blackcraft Wrestling - No Apologies

Saturday, April 6
>11:00am ET - Pro Wrestling Revolver - Pancakes and Pile Drivers
>12 noon ET - Nova Pro - Born to Run
>2pm ET - MoreThanMania.com 2019 Wrap up Party
>4pm ET - IWS Unstoppable
>7:30pm ET - G1 Supercard - New York City
>11:59pm ET - GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break - Part 2
Colonel DeBeers - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:52:41 EST mCo62Zdl No.6189282 Reply
>7:30pm ET - ISW Boner Jam IV: Balls Out
>8pm ET - Joey Ryan's Penis Party
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:06:52 EST iUB2FobT No.6189285 Reply
The only package on Fite I see right now is for The Collective shows, which is for $99.99. I’m really surprised they’d also stream the WrestleCon shows live as that’s run by Highspots but I guess they’re letting Fite stream them live along with the WWNLive Experience shows except for EVOLVE. If that’s true, then I’ll have to rearrange the tube schedule to accomodate the WrestleCon shows.
Boddy Roode - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:16:01 EST BlrIoG3o No.6189290 Reply
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Highspots does have the past wrestlecon shows available a la carte: https://www.fite.tv/vl/p/high-spots/

and Wrestlecon tweeted this yesterday <---

There is also a link for the Impact Twitch show & Pwinsider reported they were looking at additional ways to stream their show: https://www.fite.tv/watch/impact-wrestling-united-we-stand/2oi20/
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:06:14 EST jEUMg3Ng No.6189312 Reply
I mean that’s good Highspots is finally showing their WrestleCon shows live. Previously they were just VOD only but given the other sets of shows will all be live, might as well make their shows live too.
Taylor Wilde - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:31:44 EST FO9lKfKL No.6189328 Reply
> Joey Ryan's Penis Party
Oh fuck I forgot this was happening.

Will he top the inflatable dicks from All In? Is the main event vs Sonny Kiss?
Dump Matsumoto - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:23:07 EST XLbelYyt No.6189403 Reply
I'm looking forward to that Animal Gimmick multiman with Shark Boy and Taurus
Leia Meow - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:38:05 EST BlrIoG3o No.6189976 Reply
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Wrestlemania weekend. Saturday afternoon in Queens, before the MSG show.

No surprise, but Penta is shaping up to be this year's WM weekend MVP
Rey Mysterio - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:35:19 EST aM28+k+W No.6190045 Reply
I love how Penta will work anywhere from a prestigious thing like Anniversario or main eventing Triplemania to the shindy-est of shindies that can't proofread for crap or feuding with that guy who three a brick at that guy's head
Leia Meow - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:10:30 EST BlrIoG3o No.6190071 Reply
>shindy-est of shindies that can't proofread for crap
typo aside, I wouldn't call HOG a shindy
Leia Meow - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:20:38 EST BlrIoG3o No.6190079 Reply
Gresham is second

Penta's working Wrestlecon & MLW at the same time, then Impact. Then Joey Ryan's Penis Party and probably MLW Battle Riot at the same time. Then the Saturday morning Pancakes show, then teaming with Muta, and he still might be announced for more.
DashingCN - Sun, 24 Feb 2019 16:22:49 EST VfUs3h25 No.6190848 Reply
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>We paid 20k for the wrong man, our budget is shot now because the contract is signed.... So I guess NWO STING Jeff Farmer has entered the Clusterfuck... please buy our IPPV on @FiteTV so we can make up for this colossal BOGUS mistake! @GCWrestling_ #JJSB3
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:36:46 EST ksa9NS5E No.6193231 Reply
Here's the Fite Fest package you can purchase for $119 that's good until March 11 - https://www.fite.tv/watch/fite-fest-wrestlemania-weekend/2oi5e/

It's got all of the shows including the WrestleCon and WWNLive Experience shows except for The Collective shows, which is a separate package, and EVOLVE which is now exclusive on Club WWN. We got everything in place to stream all of the shows in the tubes and info about that will be forthcoming.
Kurumi - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:41:46 EST GXHNtkkw No.6193474 Reply
>Taurus and Shark Boy
>Val Venis and Joey Ryan
pretty impressive cross-generation stuff, really
Cary Silkin - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:15:59 EST NXeL3SuG No.6193479 Reply
I'm looking forward to someone being Force Choked-out by Joey Ryan's penis.
Wendi Richter - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:28:41 EST 691hvYvV No.6193482 Reply
When a joke stops being funny, this is the visual representation.
WrestlingTheSport - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:34:48 EST RtvftpwA No.6193509 Reply

Yes, because before now Joey was so grounded and normal. THIS is the moment where he jumped the shark.

Joey's whole character is that he jumped the shark years ago then fucking jumped BACK and rode that shit.
Naomi - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:38:45 EST bebQqTbh No.6193513 Reply
This. Joey Ryan is going to fall so flat when he hits AEWs main television show. His dick jokes have been going on for waaaay too long. He needs to be used as a jobber to work. Just like Val Venis turned into I guess.
Earl Hebner - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:27:43 EST I7g40+Ci No.6193759 Reply
You know that's not going to happen though. So why even post that?
WrestlingTheSport - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:12:17 EST RtvftpwA No.6193832 Reply

Because 80% of /wooo/ posts are "I'm going to imagine a scenario in my head, and then get angry at the real company for the imaginary scenario that I just created."

To be fair, though, that goes for 80% of all internet forums.
The Dog - Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:10:06 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6194331 Reply
I get WWE letting their talent on EVOLVE or other feeder leagues, but why on those nostalgia wank bullshit shows?
Sendai Sachiko - Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:14:11 EST CXBa0qkv No.6194335 Reply
WLW is Harley's school/promotion so it's probably just a favor to him
The Dog - Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:24:26 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6194340 Reply

Looking it up now. It seems to be like what Big Time Wrestling would be if it had a school. Stick a bunch of nostalgia draws and ex-WWE guys on a show while having your champion(s) be absolute nobodies.
Lanny Poffo - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 11:55:27 EST 5l17+F3R No.6194557 Reply
>A man holds a gun to your head and forces you to watch either this or a random Raw. You have to watch it in its entirety and pay attention, you can't fuck around on your phone or alt tab to something else

What do you watch wooo
Zardoz - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:09:09 EST G0uyKAOX No.6194560 Reply
I just can't get why it's a Penis Party? Is Joey Ryan supposed to be bisexual? Shouldn't it be Pussy Party? Does he want to be surrounded by cocks? Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just wondering.
Ortvatistadon - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:17:56 EST rWWSIM8P No.6194563 Reply
Half of joey Ryan's gimmick is his penis. He came out at All In with a bunch of people dressed as penises.
Lanny Poffo - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:44:54 EST 5l17+F3R No.6194569 Reply
Ask your mom. xD

But really it's just a dude pretending he's 10 again showcasing his groin as if anybody who isn't a drooling retard would care
Dave Prazak - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:47:45 EST uAW/u1dg No.6194570 Reply
I'm not sure the people who'd genuinely consider watching Raw would be able to figure out how to watch other wrestling
Sara - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:58:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6194574 Reply
>Joey Ryan's Sausage Party would be a funnier title

It's a little change but it makes a big difference IMO. the smallest amount of subtlety goes a long way.
Terry Funk - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 13:02:47 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6194579 Reply
He really should've just gone with "Sausage Party." Make it a bit more cheeky and not so on the nose and embarrassing.
Christie Ricci - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 13:19:47 EST ooxghLVe No.6194582 Reply
I loath to talk about Progress in the indie thread but holy fuck they have really shit the bed. Getting rid of the Atlas belt is such a dumb idea and then having Trent Seven of all people more than likely beating WALTER for the world title is an even dumber one.
Zardoz - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 13:52:34 EST rxIFjo4g No.6194592 Reply
He should have called it Joey Ryan's Penis Party. A party for his penis.
Zardoz - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 13:54:34 EST rxIFjo4g No.6194595 Reply
He should have called it Joey Ryan's Penis Party. A party for his penis.

This is just a penis party thrown by Joey.
Kenny Omega - Tue, 05 Mar 2019 22:44:50 EST T5Ycresu No.6196069 Reply
The fact that Masato Tanaka is still alive let alone wrestling is a miracle.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 05 Mar 2019 23:01:59 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6196082 Reply
A lot of people are wrestling on a lot of shows on WM weekend. I wonder who's booked for the most so far?
Ernesto Osiris - Tue, 05 Mar 2019 23:08:39 EST BlrIoG3o No.6196085 Reply
penta and fenix are tied: mlw (both nights), impact, wrestlecon supershow, penis party, wrestling revolver, blackcraft and house of glory

gresham is in 2nd place: roh @ msg, nova pro, bloodsport, rev pro, black label
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 05 Mar 2019 23:39:46 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6196095 Reply
Doesn't surprise me about the Lucha Bros. being booked for the most shows. They're the hottest pair of wrestlers that aren't wrestling in WWE and NJPW getting a shit ton of bookings everywhere like The Young Bucks before they went exclusive with ROH and NJPW.
Madison Eagles - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:58:18 EST rLhmRlFd No.6196285 Reply
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>Rich Swann vs. YAMATO
>Rich Swann vs. PAC
>Rich Swann vs. Yoshino
This dude running the fucking DG gauntlet at Mania weekend
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:29:56 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6196334 Reply
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Apparently the tag title match from last weekend's show fell into disarray at the end, with the members fighting out into the crowd and in a shocking twist, House of Gangone seemingly won the titles. Was this a going into their business for themselves type situation or something?
Daisuke Harada - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:36:13 EST lBA50pcu No.6196335 Reply
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Meanwhile, my local promotion here in Northwest Indiana is doing their 4/20 show in South Bend and is doing this as the first match announcement
Bobby Lashley - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:30:17 EST 7SkqhvG6 No.6196565 Reply
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CZW loses another one.

How many will it take for DJ to step down?
Natalya - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:39:20 EST WNuZWFf6 No.6196584 Reply
Matt Hardy - Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:15:31 EST oCJgISH5 No.6196790 Reply
Bloodsport is going to be Show of the Year. Thank you based Babyface Assassin Barnett.
Michael Nakazawa - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:32:08 EST BlrIoG3o No.6197361 Reply
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WCW's Crowbar became a physical therapist after winding his career down. Then he helped rehab Joey Janela after he wrecked his knee and now they're wrestling each other.
Brandon Thomaselli - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:19:56 EST tn184EeO No.6197377 Reply

>booking your physical therapist for a match
>against you
>at your own show

What a madman
WrestlingTheSport - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:30:52 EST RtvftpwA No.6197453 Reply
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Y'all need to start paying more attention to DEFY because it's out here in Seattle putting on awesome shows.
Michael Nakazawa - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:50:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6197461 Reply
this is actually crowbar's show lol.
hope janela returns the favor
Earthquake - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 23:54:38 EST lOqkUKds No.6197579 Reply

Hasn't Chikara been dead for years? Other than as a vehicle for Quacks yellow fever.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 23:58:17 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6197580 Reply
I could see it being like Gabe Sapolsky's deal where he's an official WWE employee but still can run his indie promotion.
StannisTheMannis !/R33EULsds - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:07:29 EST 3gItkjXd No.6197582 Reply
This. Good for Quack though if it happens. The guy is a genius, and he's shown he can train up guys to be great wrestlers. Give him a shot at booking, too, if they know what's good for them.
Disco Inferno - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:35:59 EST rLhmRlFd No.6197590 Reply
>Hasn't Chikara been dead for years?
Nah, a lot of people just stopped talking about it.
WrestlingTheSport - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 03:01:52 EST RtvftpwA No.6197619 Reply
Tonight at DEFY Wrestling, Shane Strickland announced it was his last appearance for the company, a place where he's basically been the top star since the beginning. He specifically said he isn't going to reveal where he's going, but to keep an eye out everywhere because he will be showing up somewhere soon.
Cheex - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:13:16 EST CXBa0qkv No.6197704 Reply
tbh Quack doesn't get enough credit for completely insulating himself and his company from WWE's endless plundering and becoming a WWE coach or whatever is probably a smart way to keep that going. It's not like WWE is going to be beating down his door to get Hermit Crab or whatever
Andy Leavine - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:27:51 EST 1UjBsBCy No.6197713 Reply
That’s because Quack is like Vince and doesn’t let his guys wrestle anywhere else unless he gets a cut
Worker Ant - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 14:17:58 EST uAW/u1dg No.6197729 Reply
yeah I'm sure that was his goal the whole time despite WWE not signing indie talents en masse for 90% of its existence

>is probably a smart way to keep that going

Clearly going by how well Chikara is doing
Douglas Williams - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:10:50 EST r7QqZ2U/ No.6200094 Reply
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Ethan Page ethers Nova Pro AGAIN
Michael Cole - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:54:36 EST bebQqTbh No.6200102 Reply
Ethan Page collects toys but I'm glad he is speaking up about this.
Greg Iron - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:59:28 EST rETtwqHy No.6200108 Reply
This vid is great but the music should really be the real human bean song from Drive.
Maryse - Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:59:16 EST uAW/u1dg No.6200948 Reply
Anyone know what happened to the abysmal CCK Aussie Open rating on Cagematch from High Stakes? At one point it had literally like 3.8 out of 10 then just disappeared and has no ratings whatsoever. Have i missed how cagematch works?

apparently WWE Sponsored DDTs visas, I don't think it's anything more than that as Takagis practically begging for an AEW Partnership
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:36:08 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6201004 Reply
Also according to one user, the Virginia's state athletic commission has specific regulations about paying wrestlers:

>He's legally required (in VA) to submit a document showing what everyone is getting paid, and ALSO maintain a deposit equal to the full amount of everyone's paid PLUS the amount that a sell-out crowd at the approved venue would have drawn. If he doesn't pay, then they will pay you out of that deposit, and he can lose his promoting license for such infractions. Virginia regulation is really really specific.
Rhaka Khan - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:07:30 EST LtvAlZOW No.6201011 Reply
No, he doesn't let his gimmicks appear unless he says so, the guy under the mask can do whatever they want, but they can't appear as their CHIKARA created gimmick unless Quack gives the OK.
Rhaka Khan - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:14:10 EST LtvAlZOW No.6201012 Reply
Why "plus the amount a sell out would bring"? just a deposit for what folks are owed should be enough shouldn't it?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:40:49 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6201025 Reply
These are the documents that promoters have to fill out and submit to the state athletic commission that user mentioned. I assume the reason why they also require the amount that a sellout crowd at the venue is for liability reasons, I’d need to find out more about Virginia’s pro wrestling regulations but I guess that’s why indie wrestling isn’t that big here in Virginia.

BxB Hulk - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:20:01 EST hHgkl7M8 No.6201237 Reply
I was at a Fight Club Pro show tonight and Gibson called the crowd soiboi cuucks
One Man Gang - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:03:51 EST ZJBR0RtC No.6201282 Reply
Let's see how this edgy, politically incorrect, mature content draws ==b
BxB Hulk - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:50:39 EST hHgkl7M8 No.6201297 Reply
Honestly it was a pretty good promo til that point. He was talking about everyone trying to sleep with wrestlers at the after party etc.
Van Hammer - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:23:51 EST qaWE+YXN No.6201348 Reply
I know it's just cheap heel heat (which almost certainly worked) but damn, maybe pick a day other than the day a TNAMecca user shoots up a mosque and livestreams it to call people a TNAMecca buzzword, ya kno

Britwres stays losing
Rorschach - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:56:59 EST n0MsySuJ No.6201374 Reply
I think DDT's open to any American partnership since it's obviously they're looking to, if not expand, then at least get themselves more exposure internationally. Considering they're owned by one of the largest tech companies in Japan that runs an extremely successful streaming service (AbemaTV) and a mobage vidya company that prints money (CyGames) at least there's no chance of WWE buying them out.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:16:56 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6201387 Reply
This is just Mike trying to save face. Reminds me of WrestleCircus and yet it’s still on hiatus.
Ray - Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:51:44 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6201511 Reply
Al Lenhart has a neurological issue. Say what you will about them but as far as I know everyone got paid.

The shows were too long and the comedy clusterfuck matches were a bit much, but I miss Wrestlecircus.
The People - Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:46:23 EST T3pNx6NP No.6201519 Reply
>The Safety Squad vs The Gator Pit
Midajah - Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:50:18 EST eVKs8sL9 No.6201520 Reply
>Allie Kat vs Saraya Knight

That girl must be breathing a sigh of relief
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:16:44 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6201565 Reply
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Yeah I had worded that wrong I apologize for that. WrestleCircus never had any issues with paying wrestlers. I remember they had to cancel their show in November 2017, which people were understandably pissed off about at first but it was because Al's condition got worse due to the stress of running the promotion and doing his day job, which required traveling and working 60+ hours a a week. WC came back in February 2018 and did two more that month and in March and were supposed to do Midnight After Mania 2 but due to the Lousiana State Athletic Commission's rules and venues having to close at by 3am, they weren't able to do it. Then they announced they were going to be on hiatus until they find a suitable venue that allows professional wrestling, holds a minimum of 500 people, has ceilings of at least 16 feet, a high speed internet connection, is available on Saturday night, and has ample parking. I will say for as much shit as we gave them for their shows running way too long and their comedy matches not being that good, they were the first promotion to make a deal with Twitch and helped pave the way for wrestling to be a viable streaming platform there.

With NOVA Pro, they were running out of 3-4 different venues doing shows 1-2 times a month with usually had around 10 matches each show. I feel like the past couple of months they had become more reliant on their local talent rather than the bigger names and their shows haven't been as good. While I hadn't been to any of their shows since May for personal reasons, I was also disappointed by their decision to let go of their ring announcer Bryan Hughes, who had been their ring announcer since their first show and who I had gotten to know because he used /mma/tube and had noticed that I was posting stuff about NOVA Pro on here, for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by a shittier ring announcer. Virginia doesn't really have a lot in the way of independent wrestling especially here in Northern Virginia, which is the largest metropolitan area in the state and nowadays only gets WWE house shows and ROH shows at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax. I mean I hope Mike gets his shit together but this really is a bad look to not pay your wrestlers and take a hiatus for personal reasons whatever those are. I'm just surprised the promotion lasted as long as it did and I hope they can come back.

I was looking forward to Gresham-Otani and Puma King-LaRoux. Hopefully GCW won't have to change the card that much and keep everyone that's been booked on the card.

Tim Donst's Safety First character in NOVA Pro is pretty fun and he's had some good matches wrestling for them - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DojJe65d6Is
Midajah - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:23:09 EST Oya0PM7e No.6204112 Reply
Stop being so thin-skinned. It's a ridiculous insult, and you're just playing into the alt-right's hands by being so sanctimonious and offended by it.
Marty Jannetty - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:51:08 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6204750 Reply

I'm an IWTV/Highspots sub for $100 for each a year. and I can't comprehend how people are willing to spend so much on only one show or something like the $100 for Starrcast.

And I can't even watch all the content I'd like to on both, there's just not enough free time.
Disco Inferno - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:52:44 EST BlrIoG3o No.6204753 Reply
i thought Beyond had been selling Uncharted as "ongoing"
A seasonal run is much more sustainable
Marty Jannetty - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:13:47 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6204769 Reply
Drew himself recently said "every Wednesday" so maybe the "season" just serves as a way to break up the episodes for the Fite packages,
WrestlingTheSport - Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:36:52 EST u+Yd2N4u No.6206253 Reply
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More a personal thing than big indie news, but holy shit I'm so happy to see Schaff getting bookings outside the PNW.

Big bruiser who's been killing it in DEFY, and only recently celebrated 2 years in the business. He's got a ton of potential to be awesome.
Major DeBeers - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:36:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6208576 Reply
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Ethan Page bodied him six feet underground
Matt Striker - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:47:34 EST JSKdsWJp No.6208581 Reply
Nice I’ve heard good things. Would love to see him in the Midwest. Need more big boys doing big boy shit rather than “look at me doing lucha even tho I’m huge isn’t that NUTS” guys
Major DeBeers - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 14:32:12 EST BlrIoG3o No.6208605 Reply
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Chikara is doing away with physical media

>DVDs and Blu-Rays have been discontinued. FOREVER. So, that means once the inventory is gone… they are gone for good! Take advantage of our liquidation sale before it's too late: http://chikarapro.com/merch/discs
Lauren Brooke - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:02:41 EST q76WYIAV No.6208622 Reply
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Nobody buys DVDs so I don't blame them but Chikara had the coolest covers.
Kimona Wanaleya - Fri, 05 Apr 2019 03:59:22 EST mOOTd+jR No.6211439 Reply
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This match looks fucking sick
Punished "Venom" Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Mon, 08 Apr 2019 22:49:19 EST U9CRW46B No.6215702 Reply
I don't think there's been a woman in CZW's TOD since Lufisto in the 2000s
King RIKI - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:17:46 EST Rk+z/NHG No.6215820 Reply
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Imagine hyping up AEW when GCW exists
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:04:39 EST iOKNH+ce No.6215842 Reply
GCW already making its mark as the top indie fed in the US
Sunny - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 03:46:05 EST D7CN3rLa No.6215890 Reply
except they already did this at AIW and it was underwhelming as hell. and by 2025 every single wrestler on earth will be on target to job to Gage. literally the only time he's looked in danger was v Otani, who he's said before and then was basically his favourite wrestler
Ricky Ortiz - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:08:23 EST BlrIoG3o No.6215976 Reply
>except they already did this at AIW and it was underwhelming as hell
you mean at this week's midnight show which was scheduled before Gage and Warner had several more matches to work over the course of 48 hours?
Don Harris - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:46:25 EST lOqkUKds No.6215999 Reply
In a negative way?
Because CZW is dying a fucking death and Martina is actually somewhat popular.
Turbo - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:23:00 EST CXBa0qkv No.6216621 Reply
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Here's the full bracket for the Crockett Cup on the 27th. The Wild Card spot goes to the winners of a battle royal the same night. Other announced matches:

>NWA Heavyweight Championship: Nick Aldis vs Marty Scurll
>NWA Women's Championship: Jazz vs Sienna
>NWA National Championship: Willie Mack vs Colt Cabana
Kharma - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:28:02 EST BlrIoG3o No.6217852 Reply
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oh shit. Sasuke is doing GCW's deathmatch tourney
Scott Armstrong - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:55:21 EST OCpI2Gwn No.6220575 Reply
Not shocked since he always seemed to be injured. Maybe he has a medical condition he doesnt want people to know about
Invader - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:08:18 EST 8rpIrpxa No.6220597 Reply
Saw him take a dragon suplex onto a ladder and that's how I knew
1) this boy is stupid as fuck
2) He won't have a long career.
Vito Thomaselli - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:26:37 EST BlrIoG3o No.6220604 Reply
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he apparently got injured AGAIN this past weekend
Irwin R. Schyster - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:22:30 EST 7gP4X5YH No.6220845 Reply
dude started training as a teen, yardtarding is 1 thing but taking bumps (plus constantly doing the spike dudley "little guy taking insane bumps all the time" thing) when you're still growing doesn't help.

the good news is that dude went to uni and presumably has a degree to fall back on. + he seems to be well liked among everyone in the uk scene so he'll probably still be around. it sucks but better to call it quits now instead of in 5 years when you can't raise your arms above your head.
Nick Jackson - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:00:23 EST MyUeWVBI No.6221108 Reply
He was the only indy geek to respect the glory of Mondai Ryu. Hopefully he has his shit together and can maybe come back like Mondai did.
Big John Studd - Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:53:09 EST BlrIoG3o No.6222701 Reply
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folks... we've got summer kino
>We're having a party on the 4th of July...

>GCW presents
>Thursday - July 4th
>Location: ???
>Tix: Invite Only

>Streaming LIVE on @FiteTV!

>Trampolines ✔
>Mattresses ✔
>Boombox ✔
>Lawn Chairs ✔
>Beer ✔
>Fireworks ✔
>Fuckery ✔
Zardoz - Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:43:32 EST G0uyKAOX No.6222735 Reply
Should be good but who the hell is gonna be around to watch that night?
Neko Nitta - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:13:17 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6223124 Reply
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>IMPACT Wrestling star Ethan Page took to social media to call out AAW for allegedly telling wrestlers they can’t work for other promotions.

"Hey. You know it’s okay to wrestle for multiple companies in same city right?
Unless you signed an agreement/contract that states otherwise
Don’t let someone else dictate where you work, unless they’re willing to pay for exclusivity
Own yourself. Don’t sell out for fake hype."

"Oh. This is 100% about @AAWPro telling ppl they can’t work @BLabelPro @FreelanceWres & @WarriorWrstlng
Whatever. Get over it. IDGAF anymore."

>AAW, BLP, Freelance, and Warrior Wrestling are all based around the Chicago area. AAW have yet to comment on Page’s claims.
Chase Owens - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:14:11 EST 7SkqhvG6 No.6223146 Reply

AAW is pretty generic anyways.

I've tried getting into it, but for every big star that I like that they book, they have like 5 other guys that I just couldn't care less about.

I don't understand the hype tbh. I know there's that one poster on here that goes to the shows live. I never hear many others on /wooo/ talk about it, but it's still widely regarded as one of the bigger indies to many people.
DJ Skittlez - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:20:29 EST U28QmYT+ No.6223147 Reply
>AAW is pretty generic anyways.
Maybe that's why they want to prevent their talent from appearing elsewhere...

But yeah, I agree with Page, they gotta for that privilege.
Chase Owens - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:38:47 EST 7SkqhvG6 No.6223155 Reply

AAW being generic has nothing to do where their talent goes.

The problem is that they don't offer anything that I can't get elsewhere.

Great matches? PWG, Beyond
Great storylines? CHIKARA
Deathmatches? GCW

What even is AAW? I could understand liking it if you're from that area because it's basically the go-to indie for them. Outside of that, it's just another B-tier indie at best with some good and a whole lot of average. There's nothing unique about it.
Henry O. Godwinn - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:04:46 EST NVmW6gJj No.6223194 Reply
AAW is just trying to be 2014 eraPWG
Chris Candido - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:47:25 EST s6JhRcAQ No.6223278 Reply
The biz needs a hundred guys more like him who are willing to call shit like this out.
Good on him.
Eve - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:13:27 EST z0bPliZN No.6223297 Reply
Deej tried to do something similar years back, but he wouldn't pay his 'exclusive' talent shit and they eventually left. Page is right.
Mia Yim - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:29:18 EST y73oDH6a No.6223335 Reply
I'm in central VA, a former hotbed back in the days of JCP. Since Vince and the Richmond Colisuem (which is decrepti as hell and has had the roof leaking since day 1. Yeah, i'm an old fart. I saw Jack Briscoe and Super Desroyer go to a 1 hour draw there, look it up), the 'e has had the "exclusive contract" and no other fed can get any footing.
RoH and TNA ran shows here once, and never came back. I can't blame them.

Regaring what's been said about Ethan Page lately, good. Damn good. He's been working his ass off in the indies, and how many shows did he work on TM weekend? Plus, now that he's tagging with Josh Alexander-again-but in Impact, maybe he'll finally get his due. The being a sidekick to Matt Sydal was a waste of time.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:46:07 EST SDTgFmIH No.6223341 Reply
He's right about that since indie wrestling shouldn't mean exclusively working for one promotion and not in another (i.e. CZW instead of GCW and EVOLVE instead of ROH) and I'm glad he has the balls to call promotions out for doing shady shit like he did with NOVA Pro last month.

And Gabe holding wrestlers to handshake/verbal agreements to work for EVOLVE and not work for ROH.

Yeah WWE is the only promotion that runs the Richmond Coliseum now and besides GXW since they're a local indie, they're the only promotion running in the city. There was also Richmond Lucha but that closed down years ago.

>RoH and TNA ran shows here once, and never came back. I can't blame them.

Correction, TNA did two shows and ROH did four shows. Also CHIKARA did one show. I went to all those shows when they ran but I guess venue rental fees and the cost of running an indie show in Virginia is not exactly a moneymaker unless you're WWE or a money mark I guess.
Kaitlyn - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:32:49 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6223596 Reply
I don't understand his mentality.

Local talent is one of the few things setting individual major indies apart. Otherwise it's all the same big name imports in a lot of these places. And AAW seems to do well enough, I doubt any fan will go "oh that guy works BLP, why would I go to AAW?"

Fucking stupid.
Mia Yim - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:48:39 EST y73oDH6a No.6223645 Reply
I stand corrected.
Honestly, at least one of the RoH and TNA shows were going on when I was just getting back into this after an 11 year hiatus.
But Chikara had a show here? I am VERY sorry to have missed that. But I live in the county outside of Richmond, and after being in this area most of my life, Richmond is dead to me. I have set foot inside the city limits 5 times in the past 3 years, and If I can stay out, I will. Life's easier here. And if ther's any kind of good show in a 2-3 state radius, if I get the time I'll go.
Sorry to have missed the show last weekend in Gastonia N.C. though. I lived there for 5 years as a kid, and was where I watched my first eps of Mid-Atlantic shows. Bob Caudle freaking rules.
Allison Wonderland - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:38:11 EST 0xX9njcA No.6223980 Reply
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Progress's SSS16 draw is up. Bracket looks pretty neat.
Xavier - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:40:46 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6223983 Reply
>kyle o'reilly
>jordan devlin
>trevor lee
>ilja dragunov

lol this ain't indie
Allison Wonderland - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:52:38 EST 0xX9njcA No.6224013 Reply

Well, noone's made a co-opted promotions general yet so it can go here anyway, you're welcome.
Mildred Burke - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:17:16 EST ooxghLVe No.6224467 Reply
Has there ever been a bigger waste in indie wrestling as Progress? The three owners should just wind the promotion up and focus on NXT UK as it's obviously not their main focus anymore and they are beholden to WWE. The tournament coming up is a great example of this, there's no tension in who is going to advance because all the WWE guys will have to go over. Pity as it's a pretty stacked line up (except Lucky Kid, fuck Lucky Kid).

What's the best, truly independent BritWres promotion at the minute?
Tony Chimel - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:45:47 EST Ud0zBOlx No.6224469 Reply
Yeah, SSS1 looks... bland, despite all the talent involved. Only way you're winning is if you have a UK contract or better in your back pocket. Shame, this would be a good opportunity to push Brookes, Riddy or Fletcher (why the fuck is Davis not in there). Or just fuck it, ROBBO! As it stands, it's between Ilja and KOR, with the off chance of either Lee or Devlin going to the finals.

What's your problem with Lucky? From what I've seen, he's pretty decent.

As for the best truly independent promotion... uhhhhh, is there any left? OTT is the least affected and can use WWE/NJPW/AEW guys quite freely. Riptide, I guess?
Tony Chimel - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:30:10 EST Ud0zBOlx No.6224481 Reply
They're with the ROH/NJPW alliance, but yeah, better deal than the rest
Mildred Burke - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:33:06 EST ooxghLVe No.6224484 Reply

RevPro are more independent than Progress but still have a working relationship with New Japan which kind of disqualifies then from being truly independent imho. To be fair it seems like New Japan have treated RevPro far better than they have ever treated ROH.
Neko Nitta - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:08:05 EST VFywvc1W No.6224494 Reply
>What's the best, truly independent BritWres promotion at the minute?

Most of them seem to be an absolute mess like PCW, Southside and IPW, Riptide, WrestleGate and Defiant are probably up there, I think FCP is pretty much independent although the whole BSS hosting their shows still is pretty weird but feels more like a loophole rather than a sort of working together with WWE
Lance Hoyt - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:08:27 EST BlrIoG3o No.6224524 Reply
isn't Fight Club Pro owned by Trent Seven and part of the NXT UK satellite promotions?
Chilly Willy - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:28:43 EST 0xX9njcA No.6224534 Reply

They've lost whatever soul they had to NJPW but it's not as big of a deal because NJPW isn't dreadful.


OTT is in a unique situation. If you want a way into the Irish market, you go through them, so as long as they don't actively go out of their way to piss WWE, ROH or NJPW off they're gonna be fine for a while yet.
Chilly Willy - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:30:05 EST 0xX9njcA No.6224535 Reply

Yeah, and they had that Korakuen show the other month which was pretty much just a covert op for what will eventually, along with DDT, become NXT Japan.
Neko Nitta - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:32:01 EST VFywvc1W No.6224536 Reply
DDT has no interest in WWE, they've practically been begging for AEW for the last months
Chilly Willy - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:12:37 EST 0xX9njcA No.6224549 Reply

And worked with two WWE feeder feds in that time. They'll bend to whoever takes them.
Michael Cole - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 19:20:41 EST QH4X0kAw No.6224574 Reply
DDT definitely has interest in whatever promotion can help get them exposure in the west. Takagi likely has sentimental preference for AEW given Kenny but I doubt CyberAgent particularly cares one way or the other. The good thing though is that CyberAgent I'm fairly certain is a way bigger, way more valuable company than WWE so I don't really see DDT getting fucked over if DDT went in that direction.

Guess you can really tell where the wind's blowing if you see something like Miyu or Shoko in the MYC this year.
Bo Dupp - Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:04:03 EST mco52Dzj No.6226200 Reply
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Robert Hobo Baines returns to action next weekend.
Do these CWFAZ shows make tape?
Tim Donst - Wed, 01 May 2019 21:51:58 EST BlrIoG3o No.6226784 Reply
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Friday night in Asbury motherfuckers
Jamie Keyes - Fri, 03 May 2019 10:36:21 EST BlrIoG3o No.6227435 Reply
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>Monty Brown hasn't been seen in the wrestling world for over a decade, but a great cause on May 4 has him re-emerging.

>A fellow former WWECW name in Kevin Fertig (also known as Kevin Thorn) is promoting "May The 4th" be with you this weekend in Noblesville, Indiana, to benefit Brady Destroys Cancer -- in an effort to help 6th Grader Brady Armstrong and his family's battle with the disease.

>Monty Brown has been one of the most "what if?" wrestlers in recent memory, and doesn't typically make wrestling appearances. However, once Fertig let Brown know what it was for, it didn't take much convincing.

>In addition to Brown and Fertig, Al Snow, Hardcore Holly, James Storm and others are set for the show.

>You can see May the 4th Be With You in Noblesville, Indiana at the Finch Creek Fieldhouse, which benefits Brady Destroys Cancer. You can learn more about Brady Destroys Cancer Below: https://www.wthr.com/article/wrestlers-helping-local-6th-grader-his-cancer-battle
Violent J - Fri, 03 May 2019 10:53:19 EST FlxvzCy1 No.6227441 Reply
Aw fuck, I'd go to that. Monty Brown was one of my absolute favorites when he was around.
CIMA - Fri, 03 May 2019 12:10:34 EST Eut/OInI No.6227478 Reply
>GC fuckin W at Warped Tour
Damn that's a lot of exposure, assuming Warped is still a big thing. Either way they better book Teddy Hart
Mercedes Martinez - Fri, 03 May 2019 12:14:40 EST yCw7X2Jg No.6227479 Reply
Its not. Warped Tour is a shell of its former self but it's still a fun idea.
Octagón - Sat, 04 May 2019 12:59:16 EST CXBa0qkv No.6227940 Reply
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some fascinating conversations happening backstage around this match I'm sure
Balls Mahoney - Sat, 04 May 2019 14:05:01 EST Ak93CvOA No.6227991 Reply
This match won't happen, it'll get cancelled like LAX vs Street Profits did.
No WWE contracted guys are allowed to be in the ring with TNA contracted guys.
Brian Gewirtz - Sat, 04 May 2019 15:56:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6228039 Reply
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Jinsei Shinzaki - Sat, 04 May 2019 16:48:36 EST 1x1xN/No No.6228065 Reply

Warped Tour stopped being annual a couple years ago. They're just doing a 25th Aniversary tour this year, with only a handful of shows throughout the country.
Akira Tozawa - Tue, 07 May 2019 20:44:01 EST ucAo7DqX No.6229588 Reply
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>From 92-95, the Invisible Man's W.O.M.B.A.T. promotion tore shit up in front of crowds ranging from 50-150 people across the southern states.

>"Demons" emerged and derailed it's rise.

>But now, he's bringing it back for "one last run"...

>Tullahoma, TN
>Details soon...

fuckin w
Joel Gertner - Tue, 07 May 2019 22:55:10 EST lOqkUKds No.6229674 Reply

Ace Austin can be entertaining but The Rascalz are fucking garbage so that will hopefully force an improvement to the card.
Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Thu, 09 May 2019 23:06:33 EST aYdd1DeT No.6230605 Reply
>Sekimoto on the same show being dragged down by janella, mjf and manlet stunt
Poor bastard, he deserves better than this shit.
Madison Eagles - Thu, 09 May 2019 23:14:01 EST mOOTd+jR No.6230608 Reply
> 25 years later, we are relaunching with a single goal. To realize Herb Abrams vision for the sport of professional wrestling.
Fucking wat
Jessica Love - Fri, 10 May 2019 21:54:06 EST BlrIoG3o No.6231023 Reply
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Michael McGillicutty - Sun, 12 May 2019 16:37:43 EST BlrIoG3o No.6231593 Reply
PWG's Mytery Vortex was last night. Surprised no one has been talking about it.
Is the buzz completely gone? Do you still care?

Here are the results:
>Mystery Vortex VI
>May 10, 2019
>Globe Theater
>Los Angeles, CA
>Trey Miguel over Tony Deppen via double knee stomp. [9’08]

>Chuck Taylor over Orange Cassidy via Awful Waffle. [13’47]

>Jeff Cobb over Jonathan Gresham via Tour of the Islands to retain the PWG World Championship. [14’22]

>Brody King over Trent? and Jake Atlas via Gonzo Bomb on Atlas. [13’35]

>Jungle Boy over Puma King via kick combo. [8’39]

>Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) over Rey Horus & Flamita via an assisted moonsault to retain the PWG World Tag Team Championship. [10’03]

>Darby Allin over Joey Janela in a Guerrilla Warfare match. [21’59]
Michael McGillicutty - Sun, 12 May 2019 16:47:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6231597 Reply
also you can get an interesting sense of the landscape by looking at the lineup:

> AEW vs GCW

> PWG World title: ROH/NJPW vs ROH

> ROH vs AEW vs GCW


> PWG tag titles: IMPACT vs AAA/MLW & AAA/IMPACT

Derek Sabato - Sun, 12 May 2019 17:52:06 EST ivPqgwLn No.6231615 Reply
I got you fam:

>Trey Miguel vs Tony Deppen
>Chuck Taylor vs Orange Cassidy
>PWG World Championship: Jeff Cobb vs Jonathan Gresham
>Brody King vs Jake Atlas vs Trent?
>]Jungle Boy vs Puma King
>PWG World Tag Team Championship: The Rascalz vs Rey Horus & Flamita
>Guerrila Warfare: Joey Janela vs Darby Allin
Ladder - Sun, 12 May 2019 19:46:18 EST U28QmYT+ No.6231658 Reply
They signed with aew.

So they're done as full time regulars. I'm sure they'll eventually be brought in for a tag league one year eventually.
Crowbar - Sun, 12 May 2019 19:47:33 EST jMLd+XDB No.6231660 Reply
No, they finished up at WrestleKingdom to go sign for AEW.
Although, apparently Trent was less than forthcoming about his plans to leave the company as he had been penciled in to get a big singles push in 2019, then when he informed them he was leaving there was a lot of plans that had to be changed and re-jigged to compensate for that. Gedo was apparently not happy about that at all, the company felt he should have told them sooner when he knew he was intending to leave.
Rizokahn - Sun, 12 May 2019 19:57:30 EST hTSUcuhc No.6231665 Reply
I thought it was because he agreed to a new contract, but decided against so on late notice.
Shayne Hawke - Sun, 12 May 2019 22:32:59 EST L4YJHN0X No.6231733 Reply
>Gedo was unhappy about having to re-jig his plans

Why? He'd just do what he did with Omega to White and shove another gaijin into their spot no matter how little sense it makes
Starman - Sun, 12 May 2019 22:45:47 EST jMLd+XDB No.6231740 Reply
Yes that's also correct, he apparently gave them a verbal confirmation he would re-sign, so they made big plans for him for 2019, but then he went back on his word (so to speak) at the 11th hour before Tokyo Dome and the NJPW office took it as kind of disrespectful as they felt he had lied to them.
Paul London - Tue, 14 May 2019 16:09:17 EST BlrIoG3o No.6232461 Reply
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get ready for Summerslam weekend to be a thing.
SMASH, Progress and wXw are all teaming up... makes me wonder if SMASH is going to be co-opted soon.
Nick Jackson - Fri, 17 May 2019 19:14:45 EST BlrIoG3o No.6234226 Reply
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>The Collective returns to Mania Weekend in 2020!

>#TheCollective2020 will take place from April 2nd-4th at the historic Cuban Club in Ybor City!

>This will be the biggest Mania Weekend experience of all time!

>Follow @collective2020 for all the latest updates!
Nick Jackson - Fri, 17 May 2019 19:15:32 EST BlrIoG3o No.6234227 Reply
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to dream the impossible dream
>The Cuban Club’s outdoor facilities have over 40,000 square feet available with a permanent bar and commercial quality multi-phase electrical disconnects that can provide plenty of production power for most any large production. The area is fenced-in, gated and can easily be expanded or contracted as necessary. Capacity is between 2,000 and 4,500 depending on configurations and use need.
Drake Younger - Fri, 17 May 2019 19:45:15 EST 86k3rOUn No.6234240 Reply
>literal outdoor Florida beach party show
fucking based. This will be the hottest ticket of that weekend for sure.
Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Fri, 17 May 2019 20:23:14 EST aYdd1DeT No.6234252 Reply
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>SMASH being dragged down by progress and wxw
WrestlingTheSport - Mon, 20 May 2019 00:22:09 EST u+Yd2N4u No.6235374 Reply
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DEFY Wrestling is doing a two-night tournament in July. No official participants announced yet, but both DEFY Champion Artemis Spencer and Tama Tonga will be there both nights, while LA Park will be on Night 1 and Joey Janela on Night 2 in bonus matches.

DEFY continues to kick ass and you should be paying more attention to it.
Johnny - Mon, 20 May 2019 15:51:56 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6235619 Reply
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goddamn DEEJ is losing EVERYBODY
Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Mon, 20 May 2019 16:04:32 EST N0gMSQCl No.6235632 Reply
Someone told me Jordan Oliver is a /wooo/kie/ /wooo/tube poster. Any know if that's true or not?
Scott Hall - Mon, 20 May 2019 17:55:43 EST 0xX9njcA No.6235721 Reply

He looks like a pasty fucking nerd, so definitely fits the bill on paper.
Chiva II - Mon, 20 May 2019 17:59:36 EST b7NZg4wN No.6235723 Reply
he came into that off-shoot yardtube on taima that kept being spammed in the chat constantly after choox stopped doing it
Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Mon, 20 May 2019 19:55:09 EST aYdd1DeT No.6235818 Reply
rabite should be able to confirm it, but I believe he's ducked into the tubes once or twice in the past. His shitpost game is on point.

It's quality content
Abdullah the Butcher - Mon, 20 May 2019 20:21:08 EST BlrIoG3o No.6235858 Reply
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>Absolute Intense Wrestling is one of the top indie promotions but that allegedly didn’t stop Fenix from lying to promoter John Thorne and no-showing an event this weekend. Fenix and his brother Pentagon were supposed to be on the show, but only Pentagon showed up. The duo are set to be a part of All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing this weekend.

>Thorne says that the booking was finalized in January but Fenix lied to him throughout the day and never showed. While he was glad that Pentagon showed up like a professional, he was “extremely furious that guys feel it’s ok to behave this way and take no responsibility for not showing up because they have nothing to lose but a pay day and do not realize the damage this could do to a local wrestling community.”

>Check out his entire post below:
Tonight turned out great but the day totally sucked, when you can’t get a real answer out of someone you’ve hired and booked to come in and there is just no accountability or care in the world that they have f—– over an entire scene of wrestling fans is the most frustrating thing to deal with as a promoter. I’ve never felt more bummed out than today this tops the Sid situation by a ton as I dealt with Fenix straight up lying to me throughout the day and realized as the hours passed that the situation was never going to get resolved it seriously sucked so bad. I know these guys are basically untouchable as far as negativity goes and their huge fan base is never going to stop supporting them but it sucked to deal with.

I give Penta credit for at least showing up to a booking that was arranged in January even though his brother could not. I’m still extremely furious that guys feel it’s ok to behave this way and take no responsibility for not showing up because they have nothing to lose but a pay day and do not realize the damage this could do to a local wrestling community. Cleveland, OH, might not mean anything to some talents but it means absolutely everything to me as I’ve worked so hard to make Cleveland area wrestling matter and have put basically my entire livelihood on the line over the years to deliver a high quality product to Cleveland. I did everything that was asked of me and I still couldn’t get treated with enough respect to tell me the truth that Fenix was just not coming.

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight and understands, and if you don’t I just don’t know how to make you realize how hard I tried to make this happen today. This sucks to write and I’m sorry for the rant but I’m just feeling some kind of way right now.
Larry Sweeney - Wed, 22 May 2019 09:49:01 EST BlrIoG3o No.6236676 Reply
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>plus the Warped Tour!

has there been an indie since golden age ROH or BDK-era Chikara that's had the run that GCW is having?
Alundra Blayze - Wed, 22 May 2019 10:29:38 EST z1wVUmlN No.6236685 Reply
I legitimately don't want to see Fenix doing bad shit and having a bad reputation, this sucks

come on Fenix, your brother breaks arms and shit but he still shows up for work
Larry Sweeney - Wed, 22 May 2019 10:34:49 EST BlrIoG3o No.6236689 Reply
this isn't the first time Fenix has done this:
>Pentagon and Fenix missed an indy event Friday night in California. The promoter who booked them for the show appears unsure about the reasons he was given for their last-minute cancellation.

>Pro Wrestling Revolution was only able to notify fans a few hours before bell-time that neither Pentagon nor Fenix would be attending the show. PWR owner, Gabriel Ramirez, posted the following on the matter:
“Pentagón 0M told me he hurt is back in Naucalpa,” Ramirez wrote on Facebook. “When we spoke he was at a chiropractor getting adjusted and then called me to tell me that the doctor told him he needed to rest his body for 4 days.”

>Ramirez then said he offered to pay Pentagon to come to the event and not wrestle but Pentagon said the flight would be too much on his back. He continued to say Pentagon sent him a clip from the match where he was injured which can be viewed through this link.

>It is being said that both brothers then wrestled a match in Mexico Sunday night but I can’t find an official record of this match.
Lance Hoyt - Wed, 22 May 2019 11:21:57 EST 0xX9njcA No.6236702 Reply

pop punk and wrestlng are both so full of pedophiles that honestly i'm amazed this didn't happen sooner
Oz - Thu, 23 May 2019 11:34:24 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6237135 Reply
>Joey Janela’s Spring Break 4 is going to be the most ambitious WrestleMania week opposition show in history. It’s one thing to book Madison Square Garden with ROH & New Japan when fans think they’re getting The Young Bucks, Omega, Cody, Tanahashi, Okada and Ibushi. It’s quite another to book a 5,000 seat concert Hall, the Cuban Club in Ybor City, FL, on April 3, 2020, book it head-to-head with a live Smackdown show in Tampa, and to outright promote that they are going to sell it out as soon as they put tickets on sale. That’s likely without even announcing a show.

>The Janela shows have been selling out and been one of the hotter ticket items the last three years, but this is a big increase in size and going head-up with WWE. Game Changer Wrestling, the promotion behind it, will have three days of activities at the Cuban Club and in the area, including live events, theater and stage shows, live music, parties and seminar. Game Changer Wrestling has also announced shows on 8/22 and 8/23 in Tokyo, as well as 8/9 in Los Angeles
  • meltz
Sara - Fri, 24 May 2019 12:51:04 EST Sz/UueaG No.6237600 Reply
Did they just drop the storyline that SAGAR won the briefcase? Still waiting for my boy to cash in and finally become the poo champion
Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Sun, 26 May 2019 20:13:45 EST It2BUKqt No.6239774 Reply
See all your favorite early 2000s WWE personalities! (Oh and these two lucha guys I guess.)
Scotty 2 Hotty - Mon, 27 May 2019 22:46:56 EST BlrIoG3o No.6240772 Reply
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The New Four Pillars of Heaven
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 28 May 2019 12:05:44 EST Vu7LHgHX No.6241014 Reply
First Trios team announced for KoT 2019 and oh boy is it a good one >>6240695

Should be interesting to see what other teams will be announced.
TAKA Michinoku - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 11:22:31 EST BlrIoG3o No.6243101 Reply
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>As promised, Joey Ryan told the crowd at Bar Wrestling’s Pickle Jar Hero show last night (May 30) in Baldwin Park, California whether or not he’s signing with WWE or AEW.

>But first, he lost to Priscilla Kelly in a main event which featured their infamous spot where Kelly vomits in Ryan’s trunks, this time followed by Joey sticking her head in his trunks and delivering a piledriver.

>Alas, it wasn’t enough, as the 2018 Mae Young Classic entrant used one of Ryan’s own tricks against him, pulling a lollipop from her gear, and shoving it in his mouth before delivering a superkick which got her the 1 - 2 - 3.

>Then came the promised news, and it was good for fans of matches like the above who were worried Ryan wouldn’t be able to do his thing in PG WWE or “sports-centric” AEW (also good news for haters of these types of antics who were worried they’d have to see a watered down version of them in NXT or on TNT).

>Joey is staying independent.

>Ryan has boasted about how much money he makes working indies in the past, so it’s not terribly surprising he’s opted, as he says in this video, to stay the big fish in his small pond.

>It’s also clear he remains on good terms with All Elite. This show featured acts like Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, Brandon Cutler and Peter Avalon. Bar Wrestling’s June event will have Sonny Kiss and Scorpio Sky. Ryan himself will probably continue to show up on Being The Elite.

>But despite those “Farewell to the Indies Tour” shirts he was selling, Joey isn’t saying goodbye.
Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 11:32:50 EST It2BUKqt No.6243111 Reply
If he could, Corny would probably piss on Joey’s grave. I’m not a fan of Joey’s dumb bullshit either, but still.
Ravashing Rick Rude - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 11:34:53 EST /RHvtelf No.6243114 Reply
I am not a fan of Joey Ryan, but it's hilarious how much he makes Corny seethe.
Dragon Kid - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 11:56:54 EST /u2tNAFe No.6243133 Reply
>Kelly vomits in Ryan’s trunks, this time followed by Joey sticking her head in his trunks and delivering a piledriver.

That's terrible. I'm sorry but this is just not for me and I can see why people don't like Joey Ryan.
Nikki Bella - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 12:19:23 EST 7qC7vcaL No.6243142 Reply
I'd call this a mistake since his gimmick has run its course, but what else does he have to offer?

Still, considering he's running around trying to get Cornette fired for homophobia or some nonsense, he's not someone you want backstage causing trouble.
7ven - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:10:13 EST bf8hQfxC No.6243204 Reply
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> Kelly vomits in Ryan’s trunks, this time followed by Joey sticking her head in his trunks and delivering a piledriver.
And he wonders why people don't like the guy? Kelly doesn't help things either.

AEW not bending to his whims really shows you things. If they wanted him so badly they'd have given him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Zardoz - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:30:54 EST rxIFjo4g No.6243213 Reply
What kind of money does Joey Ryan make?
TAKA Michinoku - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:35:58 EST BlrIoG3o No.6243220 Reply
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AIW's J-LIT is looking... lit
The Maestro - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:53:21 EST 4ZbNJAFJ No.6243233 Reply

>But first, he lost to Priscilla Kelly in a main event which featured their infamous spot where Kelly vomits in Ryan’s trunks, this time followed by Joey sticking her head in his trunks and delivering a piledriver.

What the actual fuck?
Equinox - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 21:56:45 EST q76WYIAV No.6243428 Reply

I purposely skipped my favorite local indie last month solely because Joey Ryan was going to be there.
Giant Bernard - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 21:59:54 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6243433 Reply
She's like a goth Deonna Purazzo and therefore she could do any goddamn thing to me she wanted.
Ernie Ladd - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 22:53:55 EST DIaNvS/f No.6243475 Reply
Why is she pretending to be a professional wrestler when we all know she is marketing herself based solely on physical titillation.
Drop the pretense and just get into porno honey. It's what you are doing right now as is.
Neko Nitta - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 22:54:58 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6243476 Reply
But then consider what type of Bloodsport they could do during Mania weekend then
Murphy - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 07:38:31 EST EvYXc0Fp No.6243591 Reply
>the guys who AREN'T mad @ women are the pimps

This will never, ever get over no matter how much you force it
Deuce - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:44:06 EST BlrIoG3o No.6244612 Reply
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>We'd like to officially announce that the winner of the @smashwrestling tag team invitational bracket June 9th will be crowned Wild Zero's first championship, our Tag Team Championship.

>I'd like to introduce you all to the new wild zero tag team titles.

Wild Zero is a punk rock wrestling show in syracuse... cool idea for a championship
Tony Schiavone - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:48:55 EST N3IQxNtE No.6244614 Reply
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Wild Zero is also a zombie movie featuring The garage rock band guitar wolf. I'm sure these are related, cause it would be quite the coincidence otherwise.
StannisTheMannis !/R33EULsds - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:50:43 EST H/FCRMud No.6244618 Reply
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>Wild Zero
Brie Bella - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:24:44 EST S/hA6bo4 No.6244660 Reply
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The Chico vs. Stunt feud is actually pretty decent.
Hamuko Hoshi - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:59:42 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6245063 Reply
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Jimmy Lloyd is a different boy.
Mark Henry - Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:30:45 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6246859 Reply
Can't wait for WWE to neuter her entire gimmick and proceed to do nothing with her
Savannah - Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:39:47 EST Gim415y/ No.6246871 Reply

Every single literally who that Starr picks up for this will have a tryout or sign with WWE or somewhere else before the year is out. Can't wait.
Gedo - Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:44:23 EST sGZwff1s No.6246938 Reply
David Starr is like an annoying heel irl and a boring person in wrestling
Pacman Jones - Sat, 08 Jun 2019 10:09:26 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6247691 Reply
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I looked for a tube general, but it seems that isn't a thing anymore. So this is Beyond's debut in the city of Boston. The card's a secret, but with the people they've tagged in Twitter posts, it seems like Orange Cassidy, Josh Briggs, Chris Dickenson, Joey Janela, Anthony Greene, and Solo Darling will be in action.

I may be biased since I'm attending in person, but this is probably gonna be worth streaming. Starts at 3:00 EST.

I love David Starr being an uberbooker activist shitposter.

And I agree with him.[spoiler]
Stephanie McMahon-Levesque - Sun, 09 Jun 2019 07:03:31 EST nFh2hiD5 No.6248191 Reply
Watching EVOLVE 123 at the moment. How the fuck has Gabe after 100+ shows still not figured out how to properly mic the crowd so that everything other than the (shitty) commentators doesn't sound like it's taking place down a well? Can he borrow some production equipment from Uncle Paul?
Ox Baker - Sun, 09 Jun 2019 10:33:57 EST Gim415y/ No.6248256 Reply

He knows how to do it, he just doesn't care enough to waste his time with it anymore.
Eddie Guerrero - Sun, 09 Jun 2019 11:58:44 EST BlrIoG3o No.6248286 Reply
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>#HI8 The YOUNG BUCKS RETURN . Making their HOG return the first ever HOG Tag Team Champions .... The Young Bucks.

>Quite possibly our final wrestling appearance at an independent wrestling show ever. Can’t wait!

>We aren’t just doing a promo. We’re wrestling on this.

Penta & Fenix just beat LAX for the HOG tag titles last night: https://twitter.com/PENTAELZEROM/status/1137571720796286976 (which may have been the final Lucha Bros-LAX match for awhile)

So either YB is facing Lucha Bros again for the HOG titles, *MAYBE* they're facing LAX if LAX doesn't go full time with Impact, *MAYBE* a triple threat between all 3 teams... or they're facing the HOG-students-signed-to-AEW team of the Private Party
The People - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:46:18 EST DIKFKCIe No.6248796 Reply
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>GCW hosting a legit yardtard show
We don't deserve this company.
Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:44:29 EST aYdd1DeT No.6249007 Reply
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>GCW doing a legit, full-on yardtard show
Val Venis - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:59:51 EST BlrIoG3o No.6249966 Reply
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>On July 16, we’re going to be getting a different type of gauntlet match during a Timebomb Pro Wrestling show. Indie wrestler Effy has announced the first annual twink gauntlet match, where he’ll take on waves of twinks in Fargo, North Dakota. Effy says that it’s an 84% red voting district that isn’t ready for a “big queer motherf—–” like him. He’s prepared to learn his limits!

>Check out his hilarious promo below:
The People - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:21:40 EST DIKFKCIe No.6249973 Reply
It legitimately took me a full minute to realize that isn't David Arquette. And now I'm really sad that we aren't getting a match where David Arquette wrestles a bunch of twinks.
Blue Panther - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:00:29 EST Gim415y/ No.6249988 Reply

God, Effy rules. Best promo in US indie wrestling now that Starr is officially European.
Buck Quartermain - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:16:31 EST y3jiL+Sa No.6250010 Reply
this is fucking hilarious and absolutely based

I hope there's video
Val Venis - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:32:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6250087 Reply
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>it's the 14th anniversary of one of the craziest weekends in Philly/New York wrestling history:

>Hardcore Homecoming

>CZW Violent By Design
>IWA-MS Something To Prove

>ROH The Future Is Now
>ECW One Night Stand 2005

>i'm not saying you have to watch all of that, but you've got to try Joe vs. Necro at least once as it's probably the best IWA-MS match ever and they put it onto YouTube for free: https://youtu.be/mMU5S9VHhJM

>>and after Necro had the IWA-MS MOTY with Samoa Joe, a few hours later he had CZW's MOTN with Toby Klein vs. Justice Pain & Nick Gage: https://twitter.com/Maffewgregg/status/1138770489353150465
Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:42:38 EST It2BUKqt No.6250334 Reply
Sidebar: It's kinda sad when the Indian Indies have more pyro than a WWE show these days.
Justin Gabriel - Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:31:46 EST 8ihLw5T8 No.6250946 Reply
Card's been announced for PWG SIXTEEN on July 26:

>PWG World Tag Team Championship Ladder Match: LAX vs The Rascalz
>Brody King vs David Starr
>Joey Janela vs Jungle Boy
>Black Taurus, Laredo Kid & Puma King vs Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus
>MJF vs Darby Allin
>Best Friends vs The Dark Order
>Flip Gordon vs Trey Miguel
Lex Luger - Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:40:38 EST BlrIoG3o No.6250947 Reply
>Slammiversary rematch
>ROH vs Progress
>GCW rematch w/ two AEW guys
>a AAA trios match (with an Impact part timer on one side vs an ROH guy and a MLW guy)
>an AEW match
>another AEW match
>ROH vs Impact
Xavier - Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:25:33 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6251416 Reply
FFS I hope they don't shit up the Poughkeepsie show.

There's comments in that vein on the NEW Facebook page and it's hilarious.
Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:07:27 EST Bu/4EsxW No.6251430 Reply
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>Renee Young

Somebody is exploring how flexible their contract is I see
RegalMachine RGM-79 !Ro1w0thJao - Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:20:26 EST 9+kvF4WR No.6251502 Reply
I don't think on air personalities i.e. commentators have to abide by the no compete clause.
They don't have drawing power, merch, etc that would take money from WWE sales.
Though I may be wrong.
Alberto Del Rio - Mon, 17 Jun 2019 22:59:53 EST BlrIoG3o No.6252124 Reply
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summer's here... time for the indies to get weird
Alberto Del Rio - Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:18:34 EST BlrIoG3o No.6252135 Reply
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Are you ready for the summer?
Are you ready for the sunshine?
Are you ready for the birds and bees,
the apple trees,
and a whole lot of fooling around

Are you ready for the summer?
Are you ready for the hot nights?
Are you ready for the fireflies,
the moonlit skies,
and a whole lot of fooling around

No more pencils, no more books
No more teachers dirty looks
No more math and history,
Summer time has set us free

Are you ready for the summer?
Are you ready for the good times?
Are you ready for some love and fun in the sun?
And the summer is ready for you.
Ultimate Spider Jr. - Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:36:24 EST ytpEPA/P No.6252139 Reply
puma king and black taurus on the indies brother the furries are running wild
Fritz Von Erich - Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:43:05 EST iVSK5WcY No.6252487 Reply
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indie promotion from me country got a tv deal
it will mostly air on a few local stations but i'm happy to see them succeed
dont see much of a discussion getting out of me posting this but eh, it fits the thread
also rory gulak will be there, which is pretty cool
Tito Colon - Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:22:50 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6254078 Reply
I hope AEW signs Nana and Rave and have them form their own Embassy with Angelico and Jack Evans plus add in Killer Kross, Scarlett Bordeaux, and JR Kratos signing them
Masaaki Mochizuki - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:49:33 EST 88NgqRn7 No.6256133 Reply
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>APW is a promotion that may not be familiar to many of you, the most exposure the promotion ever got was during the ‘Beyond the Mat’ documentary which saw two of it’s wrestlers Michael Modest and Tony Jones received try-outs for the WWF. In 2001 APW really came to the forefront with the 2001 King Of Indies tournament. This tournament was rammed full of great talent such as ‘American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson, ‘Spanky’ Brian Kendrick, Doug Williams, Low-Ki, the aforementioned Tony Jones, Christopher Daniels and many more.

>All Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Revolution join forces for the ultimate collaboration! The tournament that put many of today’s stars on the map RETURNS! The date, Friday July 5th LIVE from the Pacelli Event Center in Daly City!
>DRAGON LEE (2018 King of the Indies winner)

I think its going to be on FITE TV again.
Last year's lineup was Dragon Lee, Titan, Jacob Fatu, Jeff Cobb, Taguchi, Flip Gordon, Brody King, and Timothy Thatcher so you should expect dopeness.
Latin Lover - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:57:48 EST gTBVwRB3 No.6256160 Reply

The only time I have seen JR Kratos was the last Bloodsport. Immediately hated his look but the fucker ended up being rad. What's his story?
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:26:21 EST ytpEPA/P No.6256486 Reply
west coast power/brawler guy who mostly works in California for places like APW and PCW. he had a pretty good hossfest with jeff cobb last year that should be on youtube.
Sami Callihan - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:44:18 EST 88NgqRn7 No.6257238 Reply
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oh my fucking god
>Fans who attended the Pro Wrestling TrainWreck promotion's "Welcome To The Wreck Room" indie event on Sunday, June 23 in New Albany, Indiana may have been exposed to blood borne pathogens and should be tested for HIV and Hepatitis C, according to a press release from the Floyd County Health Department, reported by The News & Tribune.

>Health officials have "highly encouraged" anyone who attended the event and was exposed to blood or bodily fluids, to contact the Floyd County Health Department to get tested for HIV and Hepatitis C.

>The health department is reportedly investigating the event, which apparently featured a "Fans Bring the Weapons" match, a thumbtack match, and a "Panes of Glass" match, billed as "live extreme wrestling! 18+ only" on the flyers.

>John Glenn, co-promoter of the event, told the Courier Journal that all wrestlers are "tested regularly" for the "safety of the people who come to our shows and for the guys in the ring as well."

>"We care about our performers and the people who come to see our performance," Glenn said.

>It looks like Sunday's event was the re-debut show for the promotion.

>Below is a photo from the event and a flyer, plus a new post from the promotion that notes wrestler blood tests must be submitted before their mid-October event:
William Regal - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 18:09:28 EST 1/S/IEzo No.6257255 Reply
Oh my fucking god, I just knew it had to be some IWA cross pollination bullshit. My mind went to this being a Deep South thing at first but of course it would be Ian Rotten's fucking kid lol.
Kevin Von Erich - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:37:53 EST qaWE+YXN No.6257315 Reply
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>poster says "LGBT Friendly event"
>go to the show
>get HIV

happy pride i guess
William Regal - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:41:11 EST 1/S/IEzo No.6257317 Reply
If I had to guess (and with images of other events from this "promotion") it's either the corner of a bar or some weird storage shed-type thing IWA Deep South did for one of their Carnage Cups, both of which have a max standing room capacity of about 20-30 people.
Goldberg - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:47:03 EST QdEjBP+k No.6257322 Reply
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>go to an "LGBT-friendly" wrestling show called "Trainwreck"
>get Super AIDs
Bill Alfonos - Sat, 29 Jun 2019 13:34:15 EST 88NgqRn7 No.6258147 Reply
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>Scott Steiner
>Teddy Hart
>DBS Jr.
>James Storm
>Jack Swagger
>The Pope
>Shannon Moore
>Wes Brisco
>Jesse Neal
>Chuckles the Clown
Delirious - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:37:35 EST ytpEPA/P No.6259881 Reply
not satisfied with nearly killing himself at AAA, aerostar comes to black label pro looking for new lighting rigs to fall off of
Brad Armstrong - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:13:56 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6260223 Reply
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So here's Ken Shamrock giving a fan a lap dance at some indie event
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 21:29:51 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6260788 Reply
PWG has announced the first two entrants for the 2019 Battle of Los Angeles, A-Kid and Jonathan Gresham.
Tyson Kidd - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 21:46:05 EST xtmCIpgk No.6260799 Reply

Really happy A-Kid is getting featured. His match against Sabre Jr. in Spain was great
Super Hentai - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 22:14:14 EST ytpEPA/P No.6261752 Reply
Darby Allin is PWG BOLA entrant #4
Wil Maximo - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:55:10 EST ytpEPA/P No.6262269 Reply
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aussie shitposter Mick Moretti is BOLA entrant #5. this is technically not his first time in PWG - he was ring crew last year.

prediction: /wooo/ will hate this guy and his gimmick but he will probably end up over as shit by the end of the weekend
Crossbones - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:19:55 EST QQesQNiH No.6262275 Reply
Moretti is great, feels really old school how he works the crowd
Check him out on KOT from last year if you have yet to see him
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:50:09 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6262284 Reply
This year's BOLA is going to be much more diverse now but I think that's a positive. Hopefully PWG gets Alex Zayne and Tony Deppen after the match they had yesterday.
Hernandez - Sun, 07 Jul 2019 11:31:06 EST BlrIoG3o No.6262859 Reply
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This happened in June and unfortunately didn't get much attention. RIP ECWA and the Super 8?
>The longest-running independent wrestling promotion in the United States is officially on hiatus.

>Mike Tartaglia, owner of East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA), announced last week that the company’s next show (initially scheduled for this Saturday) is cancelled. He also announced that all future ECWA events are postponed indefinitely. A variety of factors has led to his decision, such as declining attendance, an oversaturated market and a new venture that commands 90% of his time.
“There is no money in independent wrestling,” Tartaglia told The Wrestling Estate. “Most people involved do it because they love it. As long as I don’t lose money, it’s okay.”

>A South Jersey businessman, Tartaglia has dabbled in various industries over the past 20 years. Last November, he went full-time with his juice bar Fruiggie Juice And Bowls in Sewell, New Jersey. Since then, he says he has been working well over 12 hours a day, having only taken off on Christmas, Easter and Memorial Day. Squeezing in time for his family, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to juggle the responsibilities that come with running ECWA.
“A lot of times I get frustrated because a lot of these guys say they want to help, but then when the time comes, they don’t,” Tartaglia says. “When we run shows in Delaware, it’s an hour from my house. I don’t have time to drive there and put up posters before the event. Some of our own guys live around there and still don’t put up posters or hand out fliers. Then when something happens, they’re the first to complain.”

>It’s not just the wrestlers’ lack of commitment that has bothered Tartaglia. Before every ECWA event, dozens of fans comment in the company’s Facebook group about upcoming matches. Then when it’s the day of the show, those seats are empty.
“I don’t think they have the right to comment if they’re not going to go and support it,” Tartaglia says. “It’s only $20 for a ticket. Never in 10 years have we had a fan say the show sucked. They’re just not consistent. We need more fans to come to the shows.”

>Tartaglia says his breaking point came at the Super 8 in April, the company’s biggest event of the year. For almost a quarter century, the tournament has become a launching pad for undiscovered, up-and-coming talents to get noticed throughout the industry. Previous winners include Tommaso Ciampa, Low Ki, Christopher Daniels, Xavier Woods and many other notable names.

>This year, the tournament consisted of all second- and third-generation wrestlers. Tartaglia brought in talent from all over the country, big names like Brian Pillman Jr., Wes Brisco and Marshall and Ross Von Erich. He expected the bleachers of South Philadelphia High School to be packed as many of these young studs rarely, if ever, came to the Tri-State Area.

>However, only 125 people showed up.
“The Super 8 should have drew over 500 fans, maybe 1,000,” Tartaglia says. “That show cost a lot of money. We put a lot of effort in and it was a great show. But we’ve drawn way bigger crowds.”

>ECWA was founded by Jim Kettner in 1967, when he promoted his first show in his backyard. He would grow the company into a breeding ground, helping develop future stars such as Christian, Christopher Daniels, Low Ki, Billy Kidman and more. After 43 years of promoting, Kettner retired in 2010 and sold the company to Tartaglia.

>A lifelong fan, Tartaglia broke into the sport in 1990 under the alias Mike Bruno. He started in Joel Goodhart’s Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, and even competed on the first ECW card before it was Extreme. After TWA folded, Tartaglia left pro wrestling, returning for a few matches in 1995 and 1998. In 2009, he became a promoter, resurrecting the TWA with a reunion show. After taking over for Kettner, Tartaglia merged both promotions under the ECWA banner.

>The transfer of daily operations was arranged by Joe Zanolle, a former referee and photographer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Booking for TWA at the time, Zanolle was very familiar with ECWA, regularly attending shows and even serving as a photographer. He has remained in Tartaglia’s inner circle ever since, acting as matchmaker both in the ring and behind the curtain.

>Zanolle says he wasn’t shocked by Tartaglia’s decision to put the company on hiatus. Running the promotion had been a struggle for quite some time. In the past, Tartaglia could hire people to run the day-to-day operations of his other businesses, but the juice bar currently requires a lot of his time and attention.
“I am a bit down about it,” Zanolle says. “I’ve been there 20 years, almost half my life. My kids grew up at the shows. But I’m happy with what we did and how I was able to be a small part of what I love.”

>The landscape of independent wrestling has certainly changed since Zanolle began attending ECWA shows. Both he and Tartaglia blame oversaturation of the market, especially in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. “We have a great roster – I don’t think it has anything to do with the wrestling,” Tartaglia says. “There is just too much competition. In South Jersey alone, there are probably 15 promotions all running every month. Sometimes they run the same night, splitting the fan base.”
Hernandez - Sun, 07 Jul 2019 11:33:09 EST BlrIoG3o No.6262861 Reply
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>In November of 2017, ECWA expanded its territory to Atlantic City, running events at The Showboat. The hope was to establish a new fan base in a less crowded market, but that didn’t pan out. Over the past year, the promotion’s home became the Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle, Delaware, which usually attracted 50 people at most to the monthly events. Those attendance figures are a far cry from what the company used to draw, especially for the Super 8. Tartaglia estimates that when he took over nearly a decade ago, the high-profile tournament used to draw 250 people, sometimes even 300.
“Honestly, I don’t know what we could have done differently,” Zanolle says. “We did the best we could with the resources we had in the area we live. I would have loved to find areas that don’t have a lot of shows or get the capital to get a few names more often, using those names to give our guys a rub like when we had Austin Aries put over Adam Cole.”

>Bringing in a familiar face is a staple of independent wrestling; the theory being that folks will come to the show for the legend or former WWE Superstar and get hooked by the action and characters of the full-time roster. ECWA certainly has a history of following the formula, bringing in Tony Atlas and Tito Santana for its debut at The Showboat, followed up by Booker T for its return in March of 2018. Chase Owens of The Bullet Club entered the 22nd annual Super 8, and Scarlett Bordeaux competed in this year’s Super 8 Chickfight.

>But that hasn’t been enough to attract more customers on a consistent basis. In addition to the oversaturated market, Zanolle suggests that ECWA’s product isn’t as popular in the former ECW territory. Since Paul Heyman’s hardcore promotion shuttered its doors nearly 20 years ago, several companies have emerged to quench the region’s bloodthirsty fans, such as CZW, Game Changer Wrestling and H20 Wrestling.
“That’s not a style we are interested in promoting,” Zanolle says. “We’re family friendly with no cursing, blood or weapons. But the Philly area is very different.”

>Tartaglia broke the news on Facebook at around 11:30 on a Wednesday night. AJ Pan, manager of the company’s top heel group PCA, told The Wrestling Estate that the roster was informed 15-20 minutes before the Facebook post. Scheduled to manage new ECWA Heavyweight Champion Joey Ace in a triple threat main event at the next show, Pan was understandably caught off guard.
“While I am hoping that it’s just an extended ‘hiatus,’ I do want to say that ECWA has been my home for the past four years,” Pan wrote on Facebook. “Through good times and bad, I loved showing up every month, performing for the fans and getting to interact with a fantastic roster, many who have become great friends. I do have to thank John Finegan, Joe Zanolle and Michael Tartaglia for tossing me the ball and letting me show what myself and The PCA could do. I’m proud and humbled by the fact that we’ve centered the main event picture for most of our time there. ECWA was a bucket list goal and I made it. Hopefully, we’ll be back in time for me to make it five years.”

>Over the next few days, many involved in the promotion, from wrestlers to referees to the production crew, shared their gratitude and memories. All have been appreciative of ECWA giving them the platform to chase their dream. And they’re all hopeful that the promotion will return in the near future.
“I have hope and faith that this isn’t the true end,” says Ty Awesome, the promotion’s breakout star over the past year. “I’m very blessed and privileged to be a part of the ECWA family. While there may be a break or hiatus, I’m still in that family. I hope for the best and that we come back stronger than ever.”

>Awesome’s popularity soared after a tremendous showing in the 22nd annual Super 8, which ignited his pursuit of the ECWA Heavyweight Championship, finally culminating in the main event of the promotion’s annual Toys For Tots event in December. “It sucks that independent wrestling goes through these things,” Awesome says. “ECWA has given me a home to display my abilities without any limitations. This news saddens me, but when we’re down, we can’t give up.”

>Perhaps no one is as optimistic as Mr. Ooh La La, who has been with ECWA since 1990. The longest-tenured member of the roster has witnessed the evolution of the business first hand, weathering the storm of management shifts, talent departures, venue changes and diminishing crowds. In the current climate of 5-star work rate over colorful characters, his presence is an anachronism, yet he remains one of the most popular figures in the company.
“Sometimes, these are necessary breaks to make the brand stronger,” Mr. Ooh La La says. “It’s possible that ECWA would have gone away 10 years ago if Mike didn’t step in. He bought it to keep it going. To a degree, he has elevated the status of the ECWA. I just don’t know if it’s getting the recognition that it once had.”

>Mr. Ooh La La credits PWI and its sister publications with not only shining a spotlight on him during the 1990s and early 2000s, but the entire promotion. Being in such close proximity to PWI’s office benefited ECWA – it gave the independent promotion some much needed publicity throughout the country. Although PWI still provides coverage – Awesome is profiled as “One To Watch” in the August 2019 issue available now – its influence has dwindled in the digital age. Fewer people are purchasing magazines than ever before, rendering such articles and clippings as merely keepsakes for fans of nostalgia.

>ECWA’s presence in the digital age has also suffered. Although the promotion maintains a very active Facebook group, in which wrestlers such as the PCA post promos they’ve filmed in their spare time to hype upcoming events, the company’s overall social media presence is lacking. The company’s last Tweet is from May 7 and the company’s Instagram is nonexistent. Thanks to Awesome’s father, some matches and promos are uploaded to YouTube under Poppa Scott Productions. Commentators Brady Hicks and Phillip Slivinski produce a recap video after every event, which is sometimes posted on the company’s website.

>Despite a hungry, talented roster and logical, compelling storylines, ECWA has failed to attract the same online following that has boosted other promotions in the digital age. Of course, it takes time and effort to maintain a vibrant online presence, and Tartaglia’s plate is already full. Maybe the outpouring of support that has followed the hiatus announcement will stir renewed interest in the company. After all, there is still value in the ECWA brand more than 50 years after it spawned in Kettner’s backyard. According to Tartaglia, a group has already messaged him about offering to keep the ECWA name alive and subsequently take over the Super 8.
“I guarantee ECWA will be back,” Tartaglia says. “I could be back in a month, six months, back in a year. Maybe it won’t even by under my leadership. But I guarantee ECWA will be back.”

>Until then, the wrestlers will be looking to fill future dates and continue to hone their craft in local indie promotions. Tartaglia will be recharging his batteries and focusing 100% on the juice bar, of which he’s considering opening another store. As for Zanolle, he’ll be keeping up with the indie scene to offer his insights to the boss whenever he resumes.
“There is a lot to choose from, but fans should go out and support the shows with guys who take what they do seriously and professionally,” Zanolle says. “They put a lot of time and effort into becoming the best they can be. Don’t take things for granted. If you like something, you have to support it.”
The Mantaur - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:40:17 EST BlrIoG3o No.6263547 Reply
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so Bryan Alvarez... he actually sucks as a wrestler, right? I'm not the only one who thinks this am I?
Finlay - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:51:48 EST b7NZg4wN No.6263555 Reply
I'd rather watch Bryan Alvarez work any match than watch the David Starr vs Joey Janela 60 min ironman
Andy Leavine - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 20:53:06 EST yCw7X2Jg No.6263800 Reply
Bryan Alvarez can work pretty basic. He isn't very good but he's not garbage and has worked pretty decent matches before. He can't hit the ropes for shit sadly.
Alex Koslov - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 21:30:26 EST 1/S/IEzo No.6263831 Reply
Started getting into GCW with Backyard Wrestling; thing is, I bought it on Fite. Are replays on-demand and multiple-use, or time-locked, and if so should I just get any previous/further PPVs on SmartMark instead?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 21:34:24 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6263836 Reply
Oh boy this will be fun

I'm pretty sure it's on demand and multiple-use

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 08-07-2019 21:34:44
Becky Bayless - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:22:33 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6264090 Reply
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The match Vince was too scared of in 1998
Curry Man - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:08:19 EST ytpEPA/P No.6264136 Reply
the real surprise is that a wrestling promotion booked this instead of bellator
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:57:35 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6264371 Reply
Bandido is the 7th entrant for BOLA
April Hunter - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 21:07:21 EST vIgaLk7a No.6264373 Reply
it did, and the match was boring, even though their UFC history was touched on the crowd was not feeling it
Roxxi Laveaux - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:13:35 EST ZYyPRiB6 No.6264430 Reply

From announcing his new Bareknuckle Fed to giving fans the world's most dangerous lap dance.

Fucking amazing.

On an unrelated note, Timmy Thatch vs Big Bopper DB Smith Jr. is apparently happening over at MLW
Chris Benoit - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:36:06 EST BlrIoG3o No.6264540 Reply
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RIP Shamrock's 3 remaining brain cells
>Mixed martial arts great Ken Shamrock is jumping into bare-knuckle boxing promotion.

>Shamrock is starting a promotional company in the growing combat sport, he announced Tuesday.

>Valor Bare Knuckle will hold its first fight card Sept. 21 at 4 Bears Casino in North Dakota, with plans for quick growth.

>The long-dormant sport is on the rise in North America after Bare Knuckle FC staged the first sanctioned bare-knuckle bouts last year. The sport is already proving popular with pay-per-view audiences.

>The 55-year-old Shamrock is an MMA pioneer who fought on the inaugural UFC 1 show in November 1993. Most competitors in that tournament fought without gloves.

>Shamrock also competed in Japan and remained active as an MMA fighter until 2016.
Cheerleader Melissa - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:14:53 EST deGM2g0B No.6264552 Reply
>at 4 Bears Casino
That's like a fantasy of mine - twice over!
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:59:44 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6264635 Reply
I remember talking to Joey Janela about this at a NOVA Pro show and he said he wanted to bring Shamrock in for Spring Break but couldn't get him because Shamrock's booking fee is like $20,000.
Chris Benoit - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:04:27 EST BlrIoG3o No.6264638 Reply
Its not impossible for Barnett to get Shamrock though. Ken's been doing A LOT more indie spots this year and he's worked with Tom Lawlor and Simon Grimm. Not to mention Severn has done for both Bloodsports too.

Josh is going to need more big attractions.
Danny Basham - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:18:21 EST ZthAohAl No.6264707 Reply
With all respects to Joey, I reckon Shamrock is far, far more likely to do a favour for a fellow carnie shooter like Barnett than he is for some kid he probably has no idea exists.
Chris Benoit - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:27:42 EST BlrIoG3o No.6264730 Reply
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why didn't MLW ever pull the trigger on this match after setting it up?
Bobby Lashley - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:44:53 EST psV9LY6K No.6264782 Reply
The last time I saw Sullivan he seriously looked like he was dying. What the fuck is this going to be.
Greg Gagne - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:00:05 EST qdGDvx89 No.6264893 Reply

I'm actually tempted to check this out, but only floor tix are available now and are going for $50. TJP is also on the card but ehhh. Anyone else going?
Mark Henry - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:19:47 EST ytpEPA/P No.6264940 Reply
BOLA entrant #8 is Caveman Ugg

another aussie guy, big hoss that can bust out phoenix splashes. if they don't get barbaro cavernario in a match together PWG hates money.
Mark Henry - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:28:42 EST ytpEPA/P No.6264943 Reply
also i know there's still like 16 guys to be announced but i'm surprised at how many "big names" haven't been announced yet compared to like 2014 through 2018. too many exclusive deals/higher priority contacts i guess. a lot of these guys are "deep cuts" outside of their regional scenes despite being really good, so i'm interested in who on PWG's side is scouting them/approaching them or if they're just going off of recommendations. i would assume the aussie guys are coming recommended.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:17:05 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6264957 Reply
Super Dragon is the one scouting the talent based on recommendations and matches he watches. Never heard of Caveman Ugg but hopefully we'll see more indie guys who haven't appeared in PWG before in this tournament.
Ray Mendoza - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 03:14:18 EST F4danWfB No.6265054 Reply

Goddamn, Shamrock in Bloodsport III would be so dope if that ever happens.

Also I do believe Shamrock going back to some Indies here and there was after Spring Break/Bloodsport II so maybe there's a chance, albeit really slim because Ken's got his Bare Knuckle thing on.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:02:00 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6265215 Reply
We stream their shows every Friday night after Impact but it's hit or miss. Their show last week was pretty entertaining though.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:49:00 EST UveV14Hw No.6265960 Reply
Jake Atlas and Tony Deppen are the 9th and 10th entrants in BOLA
Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:49:04 EST iLikEToleARn No.6265961 Reply
I wish another tony khan but tony had a crappy laptop so have J@ST and that her life.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:13:23 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6268149 Reply
Rey Fenix is the 11th entrant in BOLA
Mitsuharu Misawa - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:02:27 EST xytHH3MU No.6268208 Reply
One of these men is an alleged rapist and the other sent nudes to underaged girls. Also Gillberg is there.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:31:31 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6268404 Reply
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Ed Ferrara - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:57:07 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6268606 Reply
Lucky Kid is the next participant for BOLA
Eric Bischoff - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:58:52 EST ytpEPA/P No.6269132 Reply
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janela gets his third try at BOLA

this brings the amount of returners from last year's BOLA to a whopping... 2. 11 spots are still up for grabs
Bob Sapp - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:14:12 EST ccCCzPnI No.6269136 Reply
Honestly I hope it continues to be more newcomers than returning wrestlers. Obviously you need fan favorites to attract an audience but at this point BOLA is almost a guarantee sell out so why not have it be a showcase of fresh new faces. It makes things unpredictable while also creating stars that can carry future shows.
Babe the Farmer's Daughter - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:47:51 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6269143 Reply
I think all that's left is Puma King, Jungle Boy, Jeff Cobb. Laredo Kid, Flamita, Brody King, and David Starr as far as PWG regulars go

I'm hoping for more debuts like Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi, Chris Brookes, Nick Gage, Killer Kross, Juice Robinson, Kip Sabien, or even a return like Marty Scurll
Jamie Keyes - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:28:39 EST GjpG+wb+ No.6270151 Reply
Bárbaro Cavernario is the 15th entrant into this years Battle Of Los Angeles!

>There's an extremely strong chance we'll see a Prehistoric Showdown between Cavernario vs Caveman Ugg (plus maybe Jungle Boy and LuchaSaurus)
Britani Knight - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:02:29 EST nVBpeOcB No.6270208 Reply
> Nick Gage

I'd love to see it but Super Dragon and Excalibur hate Gage so it's unlikely.
Chris Sabin - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:32:53 EST ccCCzPnI No.6270221 Reply
They do? Excalibur has made jokes about Gage getting arrested and robbing a bank but so has everyone. Besides that I don't ever recall him bad mouthing Gage, especially since his release. After getting out of prison Gage definitely turned his life around and you can tell by how well liked and respected he is among other wrestlers. Zack Sabre Jr legit loves the guy

........also when was the last time Super Dragon even spoke publicly?
Gorgeous George - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:23:39 EST BlrIoG3o No.6271271 Reply
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Sekimoto's week in the US
Tommy Dreamer - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:09:24 EST BlrIoG3o No.6271700 Reply
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bobby dempsey is back mother f'ers
Jonny Fairplay - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:23:41 EST GXHNtkkw No.6271829 Reply
I know we're supposed to shoot hate him but he's actually a decent heel manager.
Christopher Daniels - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:24:35 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6272158 Reply
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Friday night in Iowa
Christopher Daniels - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:27:22 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6272163 Reply
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hell to the motherfucking yeah
Boddy Roode - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:38:48 EST ytpEPA/P No.6272548 Reply
has anyone written anything about how the late 2010s has given rise to a new type of money mark fed which is just people booking their fetishes into reality
Boddy Roode - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:39:47 EST ytpEPA/P No.6272550 Reply
dont get me wrong i'm not complaining but