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Indie Wrestling General Threadhausen #22

- Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:17:01 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6349567
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Continuing from last thread >>6283406

>Weekly tube blocks where indie promotions can be found include Britwres Tube on Sundays at 3pm EST / 8pm GMT for the UK and Ireland indie scene (when there is no live event scheduled) and Indie Tube on Thursdays at 4pm EST / 9pm GMT for the indie scene outside of the UK & Ireland. All can be watched in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo.

>PCW ULTRA Mutiny airs weekly on Thursdays at 9pm EDT / 3am BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo.
>When in season, Beyond Wrestling Uncharted Territory airs weekly on Thursdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Fridays at 2pm EST / 7pm GMT in /wooo/tube.
>Championship Wrestling From Hollywood airs weekly on Fridays at 11pm EDT / 4am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Saturdays at 12:40pm EST / 5:40pm GMT in /wooo/tube.
>RMP Charged airs weekly also on Sundays at 5pm EDT / 10pm BST in /wooo/tube 3 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo3.
>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 and #woootubeschedule on Discord.

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


This post was edited by C_Higgy on 08-03-2020 23:37:59
Tammy Jones - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:19:02 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6349569 Reply
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MDK vs MMA at Wrestlemania
Tammy Jones - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:20:49 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6349570 Reply
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WrestleVania at Wrestlemania weekend
Tammy Jones - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:22:06 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6349572 Reply
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>On a weekend full of wild gimmick shows this one may be the most bold of all. We're going back to a time when people made the trek to see international talent brought in under one roof to do what they do best. Yes... this will be a wrestling show for the wrestling fan.

>The idea, based off US vs The World last year, is to do a show focusing on some names you may not have heard of but certainly won't be available to us in 2021 once they explode. The goal is a couple first time singles matches & presenting a variety of international names.

>Learning from last year our plan is to not overbook the show. It will be a tight 2 hours & every match will give the guys a chance to shine.

>If you want to whet your whistle with great wrestling before NXT or ROH - this is where you need to be on Saturday afternoon. (Yes a subtle reminder there will be plenty of drinks available!)
Tammy Jones - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:04:03 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6349733 Reply
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ugh is Drew doing more of his lame worked-shoots that don't add anything to Beyond? I guess the "network pilot" is just a gimmick that's trying to make the indie more like a TV show

>Beyond Wrestling will crown their first ever champion when they tape their "network pilot" on March 1 in Melrose, Massachusetts.

>For over a decade Beyond has been at the cutting edge of the independent scene, but the promotion has never had its own championship. In recent years the IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship has regularly been defended on Beyond events, only adding to the desire of the promotion's fanbase to see a Beyond-specific title created.

>The decision to introduce a championship to Beyond was made by the project's investors earlier this week. The yet-to-be-named General Manager will determine which participants will compete for the coveted prize.

>While Beyond Wrestling's owner Drew Cordeiro was unable to comment on the matter, Beyond's content distribution partners at IndependentWrestling.TV are pleased by the decision.

"Beyond Wrestling has been a huge part of the growth and success of IWTV," said IWTV official Gerard Durling. "For so long there has been resistance to Beyond having their own championship and I'm glad to see those days are behind us."
Charles Robinson - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:15:43 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6349737 Reply
Yeah, I smelled an angle as soon as I read that "general manager" news post.

No actual press release would use the type of language it did. Wonder where it's going.
Allison Wonderland - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:15:13 EST BlrIoG3o No.6349861 Reply
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Tessa Blanchard Pulls Out Of BattleWorld'88
>Tessa Blanchard has pulled out of BattleWorld'88, which was set for Jan. 31 in Vancouver. Blanchard was scheduled to wrestle The Dark Sheik.

>Blanchard was accused of racism and bullying on Jan. 11 by multiple wrestlers, but she denied the allegations. Shortly after the allegations came to light, Dark Sheik contemplated not working the match with Tessa, which was booked before accusations were made.

>Tessa made the decision for Sheik, deciding to pull herself from the event on Jan. 20.

>Blanchard, who won the IMPACT World Title the day after the allegations came out on social media, issued a statement on Jan. 16 where she denied using racist language. She did not address the bullying allegations.
Retail Dragon - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:42:34 EST zW69nX7F No.6349883 Reply
Mack looks like a Stone Cold level of a star compared to the rest
Big E Langston - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:27:19 EST Eh3mSu+i No.6349932 Reply
What's the issue here? A wrestler cancelled a booking?
This happens all the time. Not exactly suspicious
Arik Cannon - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:05:24 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6349966 Reply
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fresh batch of insanity coming up this weekend
Arik Cannon - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:42:41 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6350027 Reply
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oh really?

Sami Callihan just booked a banger for his territory during wrestlemania weekend
Eddie Guerrero - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:21:16 EST BlrIoG3o No.6350135 Reply
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Brian Kendrick insanity is back
Eddie Guerrero - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:24:18 EST BlrIoG3o No.6350140 Reply
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King of the No-Ring deathmatch takes on the Bulldozer in a barbed wire cage!
Winter - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:33:31 EST BlrIoG3o No.6351601 Reply
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EVERYONE is getting their own Wrestlemania weekend show this year
Psicosis - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:52:54 EST P9OJJoR5 No.6351750 Reply
>giving this guy his own book your fantasy card show before Meltzer or Alvarez
Juventud Guerrera - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:38:21 EST BlrIoG3o No.6351874 Reply
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>On Feb 8 I will finish up my #25thAnniversaryTour! Since last May, I've circled the globe and faced many of the best & brightest wrestling has to offer. I'll celebrate
National Pro Wrestling Day by helping a great cause & by locking up with the most underrated wrestler of the last 15 years.
Primo - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:01:39 EST G9cW5MRV No.6351939 Reply

Whatever happened to those guys showing up in AEW? Weren't they like the first signing revealed at that Vegas press conference last year?
The Boogeyman - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:10:01 EST PEVc977E No.6351941 Reply
#STRONGHEARTS have only shown up on AEW Dark getting jobbed out, while bouncing around between DDT, Big Japan, MLW, while CIMA is still trying to get OWE some momentum in Cambodia, Chengdu & Japan.
Diamond Dallas Page - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 02:42:20 EST +bTXA6lG No.6351984 Reply
Hey look a good match that I already saw twice in NOVA Pro. Should be good though.
Andy Ridge - Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:15:48 EST BlrIoG3o No.6352507 Reply
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First two matches for the Penis Party
Lillian Garcia - Wed, 29 Jan 2020 15:45:10 EST hcUFcp+9 No.6352608 Reply
>not Shingo vs Taurus
This match is still gonna be a banger tho so can’t be mad
MsChif - Thu, 30 Jan 2020 00:26:23 EST /YsP7rdR No.6352845 Reply
Do you have the newest version? YouTube changed the way they format their JSON fil3s files last week and everything broke.
Derrick Bateman - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:01:27 EST p57N4l9u No.6354207 Reply
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>You get a Canadian Destroyer
>And you get a Canadian Destroyer
>And you get a Canadian Destroyer
>And you get a Canadian Destroyer
Byron Saxton - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:18:52 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6354330 Reply
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As if it wasn't already obvious that Beyond Chamionship Wrestling is some sort of weird parody shtick Drew is doing for reasons that hopefully become clear during the show, here's the alleged belt design.
Gordon Solie - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:33:47 EST MPO/IlRQ No.6354331 Reply
>fat chicks in unflattering clothing

Sums up Tampa’s night life accurately.
Byron Saxton - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:39:47 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6354334 Reply
The grey sweatpants thing is an ongoing in joke about guys showing their bulges in sweatpants. So it's gonna be dudes in the battle royal.
CRAPCOM !SNGayGTIcE - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 22:19:11 EST oBoI/UZ6 No.6354385 Reply
Has there been any word of a Collective PPV bundle on Fite like last year yet?
Ultimate Warrior - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 05:59:56 EST GuyIt3KA No.6354444 Reply
probably not? the show lineup seems pretty set in stone and that show only happened to get bookings for the people who lost theirs after the nova pro show fell through anyway
Wade Barrett - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:12:00 EST iKUmlQlP No.6354454 Reply
Nope, Janela, Barnett, EFFY, AJ Gray, Jimmy Lloyd, and Warhorse&Danhausen have the produce shows
Player Uno - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 10:34:43 EST mHYm4N5k No.6354464 Reply

No, the only reason it happened last year is because NOVA Pro pulled out at the last second and they were scrambling to replace it.
Ladder - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:19:38 EST MqPOCghi No.6354465 Reply
Not yet but I’m sure they’ll announce it closer to the shows.

I wish but that was a last minute replacement for NOVA Pro Born to Run since they that promotion ended up folding a week before that.
Latin Lover - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:25:26 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6354469 Reply
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>Timothy Thatcher is currently at the WWE Performance Center and has signed a WWE developmental deal, PWInsider.com has confirmed. Thatcher started with the company this week.

>Thatcher, 36, has long been a talent that WWE has been interested in but had previously turned down overtures from the company. William Regal and Canyon Cemen had both had Thatcher on their radar in recent years.

>Best known for his work in EVOLVE, Thatcher has been a world traveled veteran who has competed for WXW in Germany, Revolution Pro in Great Britain, PWG and MLW in the United States and many other promotions. As an in-ring worker, he's in the top tier out there currently, so this is a tremendous signing for the company.

>Thatcher first being at the WWE PC was initially reported by Squared Circle Sirens.
Averno - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:29:45 EST NTjWLtxQ No.6354470 Reply
WWE's institutionalized genocide of BritWres continues. When the fuck will we do something about this?
Chris Candido - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:48:55 EST vuk4rYSB No.6354474 Reply
I'm not sure WWE signing an American dude who used to do a shitty William Regal impersonation on promos really qualifies as part of them killing British wrestling
Damien Demento - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 20:41:07 EST BlrIoG3o No.6354680 Reply
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Frank the Clown is gonna put his hands ALL OVER Kylie Rae
Damien Demento - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:49:56 EST BlrIoG3o No.6354718 Reply
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Boogie Woogie is still kicking!
El Dandy - Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:30:21 EST Mk7/G5k3 No.6354739 Reply
Really hope Bey ends up going to NJPW thanks to Rocky, he deserves it.
Jim Johnston - Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:55:16 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6354883 Reply
Interesting to note. Beyond sold out the currently available Melrose tickets which I counted to be about 322.


Evolve has sold 188 for the same day later on. And that's with appearances by Rhea Ripley, Keith Lee and Ciampa promoted. Attendance in Melrose in the past for Beyond hasn't been great but they're going to have to add more tickets.
Kelly Kelly - Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:12:25 EST BlrIoG3o No.6355053 Reply
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21 years.

Longer than ECW.

Longer than WCW.

Longer than ROH.

Droz - Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:13:14 EST Z96aJ4e0 No.6355055 Reply
You know, I kind of miss Arik Cannon's Last of the Trashbag Pants Guys look versus his Guy Who Runs a Craft Beer Brewery look.
Ring Ryda Blue - Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:29:56 EST zkNCUJnz No.6355423 Reply
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whole card's looking neat, actually. will this be live anywhere?
Jerry Lawler - Fri, 07 Feb 2020 04:25:51 EST MqPOCghi No.6355558 Reply
RevPro don’t do live shows. Gotta wait till it’s on VOD and possibly played in Britwres Tube
Private Eye - Sun, 09 Feb 2020 15:26:33 EST sTKyCdub No.6356224 Reply

Shazza Mckenzide has always been a total babe, and I'm kinda surprised she hasn't been signed by NXT or AEW at this point.
Rocky Johnson - Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:06:33 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6356265 Reply
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Well I got tickets for this show, and it seems to be some weird high concept parody of TV wrestling tropes. But hey, Vin Gerard is out of retirement.
Berlyn - Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:21:33 EST QcfS8lPd No.6356267 Reply

Almost certain the whole pilot/investors thins just a bit to sell tickets to a place they have never been any good at promoting.
Rocky Johnson - Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:27:44 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6356268 Reply
My theory on it is that it's a piss take that's a deliberate "fuck you" to the city of Melrose. I only recently learned about their history there and how the city threatened them if they ever released an intergender JT Dunn & Mia Yim match that they ok'ed before it took place and freaked out about after the fact. Hence the over the top "no indergender" thing. Drew probably figured he could have some fun with it and whatever the angle is will end with them pretty much saying "nah fuck you, we're staying the same."

Well it seems to be working they've sold over 300 tickets and by my last count Evolve has sold under 200.

Some people seem to not be reallizing it's a very obvious work which is fucking hilarious.
Chris Sabin - Sun, 09 Feb 2020 21:42:11 EST fK4x0NPt No.6356275 Reply
why does 2020 vin gerard look like he just got back from picking his kid up from 3rd grade?
Berlyn - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 01:54:06 EST QcfS8lPd No.6356326 Reply

It was Kimber Lee and given they’ve been there like 5 times under the city’s guidelines since (whenever WWN has paid most of the building rental), it’s not a very timely “fuck you”
Ivan Putski - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:40:10 EST zkNCUJnz No.6356624 Reply
pretty much the biggest match Drags & Dropkicks could possibly put on, tbh. Don't know were they go from here

also Effy finna expose Sonny for the lame wrestler he really is
Jun Akiyama - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:56:05 EST ZcoAes5B No.6356722 Reply
If they're doing this on a B-show, I'm now curious to see what'll be in store at the Big Gay Brunch.
Consequences Creed - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:14:07 EST GXHNtkkw No.6356733 Reply
I've seen it suggested that it will literally just be brunch.
"Brunch with Razor Ramon HG in the room" is still probably going to be enough of a draw for me though
Anthony Nese - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 23:30:47 EST Z96aJ4e0 No.6356770 Reply
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Well he's bringing over ASUKA (going by VENY for some reason) which is cool. She'll definitely get over both for the trans stuff and because she's really damn good. She actively wants to wrestle overseas too so if she works more shows that weekend I'm guessing some indies will be quick to try to book her.
Bull Buchanan - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:20:19 EST zkNCUJnz No.6356801 Reply
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it's literally a rebranding. only in wrestling you get a trans person changing their name... because of merch sales. it's a t-shirt industry!

anyway we stan. and by we i mean me and daisuke sasaki
Chyna - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:33:01 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6356875 Reply
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Indie World Champ is about to rip Frank the Clown's ass
Chyna - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:35:18 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6356876 Reply
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Happy fucking Valentine's weekend
Chyna - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:28:12 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6356911 Reply
i don't think this angle isn't as clever as Drew thinks it is and christ, would it kill him to groom?
Rosita - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:31:30 EST sTKyCdub No.6356914 Reply

Pretty sure the fact that he's a gross fat fuck is part of the bit. It's Beyond Wrestling. Nothing is supposed to be serious.
Dragon Dragon - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:33:10 EST BlrIoG3o No.6357173 Reply
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The Blackcraft Championship is on the line... at Wrestlemania weekend
Layla - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:37:26 EST BlrIoG3o No.6357394 Reply
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someone's gonna bleed like a stuck pig
Jasmine St. Claire - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:38:20 EST GXHNtkkw No.6357395 Reply
oh hey Skinny Indie Sped Girl With Pokeymans is back from the grave
Scott Steiner - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:46:43 EST zkNCUJnz No.6357403 Reply
is Allie Kat the horniest wrestler? Legit question. Not even Joey Ryan makes it weird as often.
Layla - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:54:16 EST BlrIoG3o No.6357451 Reply
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she's been back. She's the Freelance champ, she was on Impact's Bound for Glory PPV and she's starting to get booked around the country again
Jasmine St. Claire - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:55:50 EST GXHNtkkw No.6357456 Reply
oh cool
I thought there was some bullshit that AEW cyberbullied her to death or some dumb crap
Jobber - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:27:47 EST LBIs3MUh No.6357489 Reply
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She seemingly got overwhelmed by AEW and had a mental breakdown. Went silent on twitter for awhile and stopped taking any bookings. After a bit she started taking local bookings again and now seems to be back on track.
Mickie Knuckles - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:43:22 EST 78HQ4cvE No.6357501 Reply
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Oh no no no, that title proudly belongs to the "thirstiest wrestler of Twitter"; AJ Gray. Stokely Hathway has well documented AJ's many sexual escapades. He did recently succeed in getting a follow from Liv Morgan after he offered to take her out for chicken sandwiches
Kharma - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:49:27 EST dYhrmb6W No.6357505 Reply
She's just desperate for attention, and pathetic thirsty dudes are glad to give it to her.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 03:53:06 EST MqPOCghi No.6357600 Reply
>She seemingly got overwhelmed by AEW and had a mental breakdown

Are we talking like Lars Sullivan or what? I mean she only had one match and was supposed to have another at Fyter Fest, what could have happened in the span of a month that made her like that?
Howard Finkel - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 07:22:38 EST l0HboIbo No.6357622 Reply
I still maintain that Cody half throwing her to the wolves with the Bayley comparison (shitting on Bayley in the process) at that Starrcast panel caused all of the most horrid WWE Diva stans/Bayley fans and the notorious terrible human beings Sasha stans to maul her online with abuse which caused to break mentally if she was already anyway fragile to begin with. Some people just are not ready/capable of handling that level of toxic scrutiny from mental people who frankly shouldnt have a voice as they choose to abuse the privilege so bad. Kevin Steen said when he got to WWE the level of hate and abuse he would get from "fans" online increased x1000 fold and was something even he was unprepared for as he thought he had seen the worst of the worst of wrestling fandom. It was a whole new level of hate and bile and vitriol that caught even him off guard.
April Hunter - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:01:42 EST 6XkWvg/8 No.6357626 Reply
We'll probably never know and Tony Khan's awkward way of announcing her release made everything seem more suspicious. The white knighting against Sean Ross Sapp and Voices of Wrestling for simply wanting to ask follow ups to get more detail was embarrassing
Player Dos - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:15:37 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6357629 Reply
No, it wasn't. The people coming up with conspiracy theories were the emberrassing ones. Especially after Rae literally said no one made her leave.
PAC - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 10:04:54 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6357645 Reply
there were very normal follow-up questions like "is kylie rae welcome back in AEW?" that SRS/VOW/even Bix wanted to ask & the most hardcore online aew smarks flipped out that that was crossing a line.
Elix Skipper - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:16:05 EST 0ia2DwE9 No.6357932 Reply
i enlarged that thumbnail and started giggling uncontrollably. what goddamn 7* match. i cant wait for all the boomer wrestling fan rage when suzuki takes the dickflip
Vickie Guerrero - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:47:51 EST T5Ycresu No.6357949 Reply
Grado is still wrestling, haven't seen him in ages, WWE never poached him when they started NXT UK
Elix Skipper - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:21:59 EST 0ia2DwE9 No.6357965 Reply
he was under contract at first then he became like a shoot actor it seems, hes on a tv show
Carl Oullette - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:33:05 EST BlrIoG3o No.6357971 Reply
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Sami Callihan knows how to do Valentine's Day
Carl Oullette - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:34:30 EST BlrIoG3o No.6357973 Reply
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another loaded Catholic High School Pro supercard
Road Warrior Animal - Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:23:07 EST GXHNtkkw No.6357992 Reply
okay so everybody agrees that nobody's gonna tell CMLL or AAA that Taurus, Taya, Aramis, and Stronghearts are on the same card as Cavernario and Templario, right
Ring Ryda Blue - Fri, 14 Feb 2020 01:02:39 EST Km10MoIY No.6358004 Reply
>Alex Shelley/Ren Narita
I keep forgetting Narita's in the US. Any word on how he's been?
Goldberg - Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:14:24 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6359067 Reply
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The fact people are actually still questioning whether this is a piss take is actually kind of depressing. I saw one guy on Twitter losing his absolute shit at Drew Cordeiro booking himself into a match.

Still curious as to where this is all going and it's even weirder it's not on the IWTV live stream schedule yet.
Hikari Minami - Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:28:56 EST MPO/IlRQ No.6359077 Reply
>former NCAA Division I athlete

Holy shit, so am I. Does that mean I have wrestling cred and never knew?
Aksana - Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:22:14 EST BlrIoG3o No.6359195 Reply
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welcome to the wasteland (brooklyn)
Aksana - Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:23:53 EST BlrIoG3o No.6359196 Reply
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dirty daddy's least vulgar photo lol
Mistico - Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:53:54 EST SEUGJgZH No.6359320 Reply
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He's still Hakim Zane when not in Impact, but in the midwest and canadia eh.
The Commandant - Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:05:03 EST b7NZg4wN No.6359388 Reply
you've missed a guy part of a jobber tag team in WWE reinvent himself into a mixture between marty mcfly and ralphie from christmas story and show off that he's one of the best technical wrestlers in the world
Icarus - Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:41:38 EST BlrIoG3o No.6359629 Reply
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No-Ring deathmatchhausen comes to the /wooo/-run indie
Claudio Castagnoli - Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:47:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6360021 Reply
>Unless it's part of the angle
not really sure what it's accomplishing
Golga - Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:54:07 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6360022 Reply
Neither am I.

I always figured the "network" was a streaming service anyway and there was no real TV. My guess is a new series on Fite, maybe seperate from Uncharted Territory.

But I don't get IWTV kayfabe potentially seizing control of the company yet not streaming this show on their service.
Claudio Castagnoli - Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:56:54 EST BlrIoG3o No.6360025 Reply
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holy shit this match

joey ryan is a fake virchew signaler pest with an obnoxious gimmick... but he's not a bad promoter
AKIRA - Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:05:08 EST dmHKrzar No.6360084 Reply
Chris Brookes is like a video game CAW brought to life. He has no character or identifiable characteristics and is just an amalgamation of Will Ospreay, Fergal Devitt, and other famous Brittish wrestlers.
Ice Cream Jr. - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:57:30 EST GXHNtkkw No.6360187 Reply
belts continuing beyond their original promotion is a really great thing
Brock Lesnar - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:18:08 EST zkNCUJnz No.6360193 Reply
Su Yung such an OG for helping do Kaiju every year. I assume this will be one big midnight show and then one pre-Mania afternoon show like last year's DDT crossover
Bad News Brown - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:04:11 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6360240 Reply
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literal dream match
The People - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:42:52 EST DIKFKCIe No.6361237 Reply
Pft, like selling 13 tickets to drunk goons is considered a draw.
But really that's fucking awesome. The independent scene is in a crazy good state right now.
Tony Chimel - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:18:13 EST DhwwyUE/ No.6361279 Reply
Do a lot of these companies not release matches until a few days before? I try to check this thread a couple times a week and half of the time it's matches that already happened.
The Machine - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:50:02 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361283 Reply
eh... I wouldn't go as far as to say it's in a "crazy good state right now". It's in a rebuilding phase after the last 5 years of needle-movers and headliners were all signed by WWE/AEW.

speaking as someone who probably posts the most match announcements, indies don't wait until a few days to announces matches. But unfortunately the scene is in a rebuilding phase and it doesn't help anyone to spam the front page with 10 danhausen graphics. trying to stagger the actually-interesting shows & matches from the places that are building a legit buzz.
JV Rich - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:18:14 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6361398 Reply
Man if I wasn't going there live I'd be fucking pissed about this not being on IWTV.


Hope this Fite/IWTV closer relationship thing isn't just a ruse to drain more money out of people for the upper tier indie companies and their shows. Honestly, no one in the modern era should be asking $13 for one show.
Shawn Michaels - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:37:16 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361404 Reply
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Lucha legends under one roof!
Shawn Michaels - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:38:29 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361406 Reply
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sweet christ wrestlemania weekend has another main event!
Darren Young - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:05:45 EST GXHNtkkw No.6361415 Reply
>ninja fag squad gets a listing and Sam "I used to be famous" Adonis but not Templario and Audaz
fuck this company
Hornswoggle - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:06:06 EST 0ia2DwE9 No.6361417 Reply
my dick will be too raw sunday night from all the metaphorical fapping to indie wrestling even bother with wrestlemania
Bob Armstrong - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:01:56 EST lZG6u32l No.6361542 Reply
has there ever been a single facade match where hasn't had a botch. a single one. at any stage in his career. at all. can somebody please verify this
Shawn Michaels - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:16:57 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361670 Reply
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>Wrestlecon announced yesterday that all of their live events taking place over Wrestlemania 36 weekend in Ybor City, Florida (right outside of Tampa) will stream live on FITE.TV. There is a pre-sale price of $99 for all of the events. The official lineup features:

>4 PM – New Japan Pro Wrestling Lion’s Break 3:
>Hiroshi Tanahashi, The Guerrillas of Destiny, KENTA, Zack Sabre Jr., The Amazing Red, Taiji Ishimori, Gedo, Jado, El Desperado, TJP, Juice Robinson, Rocky Romero, El Phantasmo, David Finlay, Shingo Takagii, Bad Luck Fale, Ren Narita, Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, Alex Coughlin, Logan & Sterling Riegel and more.

>8 PM - The 2020 Mark Hitchcock Memorial Wrestlecon Supershow:
>Shingo Takagi vs. Bandido.
>NWA Champion Nick Aldis will defend title.
>Also appearing will be Zack Sabre Jr., Will Ospreay, Black Taurus, The Amazing Red and more. Most of card will be a mystery until belltime, keeping with Supershow tradition.

>11:45 PM - $5 Wrestling:
>Jeff Hart has an open challenge for all.
>Sami Callihan vs. Freight Train.
>Ethan Page & Swoggle vs. Big Donnie & Little Donnie.

>FRIDAY 4/3:
>11 AM – Tokyo Joshi Pro & DDT:
>Yuka Sakazaka vs. Su Yung.
>TJP Talents: Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe, Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh, Mizuki, Natsumi Maki, Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Yuki Kamifuku, Hikari Noa,Raku, Thunder Rosa, Priscilla Kelly
>DDT Talents: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno

>3 PM – Ethan Page’s Body Guy Extravaganza
>Three Stages of Hell: Scott Steiner vs. Brian Cage (Stage One: Live Debate, Stage Two: Pose Off, Stage Three if needed: Match with Ethan Page as referee.)
>The Rascalz vs. Warrior Horse & Juice Monkey (Space Monkey) & DanHausen.
>Hoss Fight: John Silver vs. Jordynne Grace.
>Slugfest: Chris Dickinson vs. Josh Alexander vs. Jake Something vs. Erick Stevens.
>Jody Fleisch vs. Anthony Henry
>Body Part Scramble - All Contestants Must Measure Their Most Impressive Body Part to Ethan Page's Liking to Enter. Joey Ryan to compete.

>7 PM - TNA Throwback Show
>Ultimate X Match.
>King of the Mountain Match.
>Shark Boy, D'Lo Brown, Chris Sabin, Ken Anderson, Chris Harris, The Amazing Red, Scott Steiner, Petey Williams, Disco Inferno, Dave Penzer as ring announcer.

>11 AM – Wrestling Revolver’s Pancakes and Piledrivers 4
>Sami Callihan vs. Simon Miller Death Match.
>Shingo Takagi vs. Chris Dickinson.
>Former WWE stars The Ascension, Mance Werner, Jordynne Grace, Rocky Romero and more.

>3 PM – WrestleCon Worldwide:
>RIOT Lucha Champion Arez vs. Carlos Romo.
>Michael Elgin vs. Black Taurus.
>Caveman Ugg vs. Cavernario.
>Scheduled to appear Aramis, Mick Moretti, El Desperado and more.

>7 PM - Joey Ryan’s Penis Party
>Grado & Colt Cabana & Joey Ryan vs. Tom Lawlor & Ken Shamrock & Minoru Suzuki.
>Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh vs. Miyu Yamashita & Konosuke Takeshita.
>Shazza McKenzie & Kylie Rae & Gisele Shaw vs. Ivelisse Velez & Taya Valkyrie & Amale.
>RJ City vs. Effy.
>Priscilla Kelly vs. Danhausen.
Sayaka Obihiro - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:47:31 EST L3x5ESIU No.6361685 Reply
should we each chip in like 1 or 2 dollars and have out own reliable /wooo/ stream?
Shawn Michaels - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:52:29 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361687 Reply
>each /wooo/kie chips in a dollar

so that'll cover the first 8 dollars... then what?
Sho Funaki - Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:04:01 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361867 Reply
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lotta meat at Glory Pro's anniversary
Sho Funaki - Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:06:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6361868 Reply
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Daddy challenges for the Indie World Championship on Leap Day
Dude Love - Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:13:47 EST BlrIoG3o No.6362144 Reply
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#notjustanattitude #itsalifestyle
Adam Cole - Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:20:52 EST GXHNtkkw No.6362155 Reply
I laughed at that more than I should have
Dude Love - Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:10:30 EST BlrIoG3o No.6362496 Reply
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3 nights of west coast No Ring Death Matches with Matt Cross, Chris Bey and the Indie World Champ (who will be running cross country to defend his title in the middle of it!)
Gorilla Monsoon - Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:24:32 EST zkNCUJnz No.6362508 Reply
>Grado & Colt Cabana & Joey Ryan vs. Tom Lawlor & Ken Shamrock & Minoru Suzuki

heh. sure.
Highlander Rory - Thu, 27 Feb 2020 22:18:45 EST BlrIoG3o No.6362783 Reply
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Jake Something is eating a lot of meat at Wrestlemania Weekend
Highlander Rory - Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:20:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6363006 Reply
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IWA Mid South King of the Death Match tourney 2020 is basically GCW + Manny Fernandez
Kota Ibushi - Sun, 01 Mar 2020 12:50:02 EST BlrIoG3o No.6363941 Reply
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Final 2 Wrestlecon Superhosw matches have been announced.

Reminder that the rest of the matches & wrestlers are a mystery until belltime.

In addition to these guys, the show is:
>Bandido vs Shingo
>Will Ospreay
>Amazing Red
>Alex Zayne & Blake Christian & Jordan Oliver

I went last year and even with PAC/ the DG talents getting fucked on visas, it was still a fantastic show. I marked the fuck out at the surprise of Jushin Liger teaming up with X Pac and the Hurricane,

In all honesty, WC probably puts on a more consistent weekend than GCW's The Collective (less shows, more marquee names)
Beulah McGillicutty - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:05:08 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6364315 Reply
Beyond is running HEAD TO HEADwith Wrestlemania IN TAMPA

>Last year, Beyond Wrestling kicked off the month of April with the debut of their critically acclaimed weekly series Uncharted Territory. This year the promotion is taking it to another level, announcing today that they are coming to Tampa, Florida on Sunday, April 5 at 8pm ET at the 81Bay Brewing Company and will be closing out the month on Thursday, April 30 at The White Eagle in Worcester, Massachusetts with Episode One of Uncharted Territory, Season Three. Both the Tampa event and Uncharted Territory, Season Three will stream live exclusively on IWTV.

>The announcement's came at the conclusion of the promotion's Beyond Championship Wrestling event which streamed live today on FITE.TV from Melrose, Massachusetts.

>Already announced for the April 5 event in Tampa:
>Jonathan Gresham vs Daniel Makabe
>Bear Country
>Jordynne Grace
>Kylie Rae
>David Starr
Beulah McGillicutty - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:06:44 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6364316 Reply
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>This is your 2020 Indie Allstars.....

What's the verdict?
Ezekiel Jackson - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:36:51 EST XjzLSbOC No.6364341 Reply
EFFY is the only good one. Warhorse will maybe get better down the road. Danhausen is okay. Allie Cat and the Dad are smh
John Laurinaitis - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 13:19:47 EST b7NZg4wN No.6364362 Reply
these dudes all suck and are overhyped as shit

except the dan dude i dont know why he's hanging on to these more popular people
Beulah McGillicutty - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:05:29 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6364387 Reply
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>April 4th, 1159pm. WARHORSE has to find 2 partners to face the GAYTANIC BROOD


#wantsome #getsome #badenough #takesome #ALLIN #notjustanattitude #itsalifestyle #CANTSTOP #WONTSTOP #fanginNbangin #vamplife #vampireslive
Bobby Eaton - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:22:31 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6364394 Reply
>What's the verdict?

That characters are what's big on the indies right now. There's plenty of good wrestling out there now, moreso on "TV wrestling" than there has been in a while, so wrestlers need more to stand out.
Byron Saxton - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:53:53 EST f+cHh4vi No.6364397 Reply
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Someone's gotta book this Gimmick Gang in a War Games match against the S.G.C for definitive claim over who's really the Indie Allstars.

Context: S.G.C (Second Gear Crew) is:
>Mance Warner
>Matthew Justice
>AJ Gray
>The 1 Called Manders
>Eddie Kingston
Bo Dupp - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:04:00 EST NbxmdHMb No.6364460 Reply
You have to be a comedy meme to get over on the indies now
See Orange Cassidy
Marko Stunt
Ezekiel Jackson - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:11:37 EST XjzLSbOC No.6364462 Reply
WWE is to blame. WWE and NXT scalped the indies to a point where places like MLW, Impact and ROH have no choice but to sign their guys to exclusive contracts making the indies a dry waste land right now. It will slowly come back to life and then everyone will get scooped up and signed right away again.

WWE did this to the UK scene recently and now they are trying to get into Japan. Nowhere is safe from WWEs big waving shitty dick that signs up all the wrestlers in the world to do almost nothing and get almost no TV time. It's a retirement home and a containment company for wrestlers to not wrestle elsewhere and get over.
First off Orange Cassidy can wrestle and not just his AEW PPV match he just had. I mean the years he spent as Fire Ant as well as Orange Cassidy. OC and Marko Stunt are barely considered indie guys anymore anyways. They are on TNT every Wednesday and big PPVs in big arenas now.
Ezekiel Jackson - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:12:56 EST XjzLSbOC No.6364463 Reply
You're also ignoring Jake Something, Josh Alexsander, Ethan Page, Nick Gage, and many many more who wrestle indies on the regular and are not comedy wrestlers.
Bo Dupp - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:24:20 EST NbxmdHMb No.6364464 Reply
Nick Gage has been around forever. I'm talking lately. Definitely post Bullet Club and Cody and Bucks leaving ROH.

Joey Ryan as well got over for being a goof.

Don't care if Cassidy can wrestle. He got popular because of the gimmick.
Now on the indies you can be another epic amazing wrestler which are almost a dime a dozen or use a gimmick to get yourself over
Ezekiel Jackson - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:26:57 EST XjzLSbOC No.6364465 Reply
Yeah the gimmick and character work is refreshing tbh. Its why I enjoy Inpact
Bobby Eaton - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 21:10:11 EST ZcoAes5B No.6364546 Reply
Yeah, but Gage isn't exactly Kenny Omega himself. He's another example where character and charisma matter more than workrate. You don't have to be a comedy guy to stand out, but you do have to have to have some sort of character. You can't just be firsty mclastname and rely on your technical chops anymore, there has to be personality. And Nick Gage fucking bleeds personality all over the mat.
Daisuke Sekimoto - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:14:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6364580 Reply
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The Indie All Stars give the rub to Halal Beefcake & Gymnasty
Daisuke Sekimoto - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:17:16 EST BlrIoG3o No.6364581 Reply
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#wantsome #getsome

ngl could be a fun breakout for Makabe
Daisuke Sekimoto - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:18:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6364583 Reply
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this is it. this is the match.
Zardoz - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:29:26 EST G0uyKAOX No.6364588 Reply
damn, Wrestlevania is gonna be great.

Looking forward to that, Bloodsport, Bondage a Gogo, Spring Break 4, and probably a couple others I'm forgetting. Gonna be a great weekend.
William Perry - Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:43:02 EST qd6sbTTR No.6364803 Reply
They forgot to create stars, so they need the WWE folks.
Problem is, they only get garbage tier wrestlers.
That's what you get for selling your soul.
Vito - Tue, 03 Mar 2020 19:21:38 EST XjzLSbOC No.6364854 Reply
Dead wrestling promotion is dead. They had a good run. Enjoy licking up the slop that falls from the bowl of WWE.
Cary Silkin - Tue, 03 Mar 2020 21:55:07 EST BlrIoG3o No.6364914 Reply
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Alex Zayne and Kobe Durst gets his shot at the Indie World Championship
Matt Sydal - Tue, 03 Mar 2020 22:15:50 EST GXHNtkkw No.6364919 Reply
Cary Silkin - Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:30:10 EST BlrIoG3o No.6365158 Reply
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not so fast Indie All Stars!
Averno - Wed, 04 Mar 2020 21:32:34 EST BlrIoG3o No.6365278 Reply
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BJW Style Deathmatch comes to Toronto
Averno - Wed, 04 Mar 2020 21:38:25 EST BlrIoG3o No.6365286 Reply
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Joey's gonna get his ass ripped in Sami Callihan's territory
Mitsuharu Misawa - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 16:01:24 EST BlrIoG3o No.6366229 Reply
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IMPACT vs MLW in Vegas
Mitsuharu Misawa - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 16:09:55 EST BlrIoG3o No.6366231 Reply
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flips on top of flips
Additional_Armies !G5HwlahLM2 - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 21:28:29 EST YILbGvXF No.6366304 Reply
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may not entirely fit in this thread or on this board in general but:
check out Grand Sumo! The REAL Wrestling draw of Japan!
>How/when to watch
Live Sumo is pretty late in the evening/early in the morning (for Westerners), particularly the Top Division, but if/when there is a stream occurring it should be happening in here
http://taima.tv/r/wooomo or https://www.twitch.tv/karla_marxist
you may be able to check https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ for live and on demand video.
Stop by the #Sumo channel in the Discord for potential highlights of each day.
and for those with a TV check to see if you have the NHK World channel, daily Sumo Highlights start at 12:30pm Eastern U.S. and have re-runs throughout the day until the next new Highlights.


>corona virus
It should be noted that this months Basho is going to take place in an Empty Arena due to Corona Virus concerns. Something like this apparently has never happened in the long history of Sumo. It should be interesting/unique to say the least
Danny Doring - Sun, 08 Mar 2020 03:42:40 EST sTKyCdub No.6366349 Reply

Forgot they were released. How much longer for the 90 days to be up? I think they could be a good addition to NJPW and MLW.
Barry Windham - Sun, 08 Mar 2020 10:10:31 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6366387 Reply
Man, ESW/UPW are one of the few bright spots in the indie wastleland of upstate/western NY, and I wish I could make one of their shows, I just wish their they weren't so far away. For a shorter drive I can just hit up NEW or Beyond.
Dolph Ziggler - Sun, 08 Mar 2020 20:05:16 EST BlrIoG3o No.6366680 Reply
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Youtube World Championship on the line at Wrestlemania
Max Moon - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:22:34 EST BlrIoG3o No.6367166 Reply
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Memeamania Weekend is running wild!

The Showcase of the Immortal Memes!
D-Ray 3000 - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:13:00 EST CXBa0qkv No.6367205 Reply
now that 75% of the talent is in the WWE everybody's just trying to rip off Spring Break
Mototsugu Shimizu - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:30:05 EST GXHNtkkw No.6367214 Reply
you have to understand that your Mania weekend shows have an upper limit of people who will give a shit in that it's almost all (some locals obviously) people who will want to watch USA indie shit AND are willing to travel to lolWWE's annual waste of time, so don't expect any real bangers, just memes and dreams
Cactus Jack - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:44:04 EST +9pCFlLB No.6367224 Reply
There have been plenty of bangers other years. PLENTY of bangers. And I expect this year may have a few stand out performances from some guys that people are not talking about a lot right now.

PCO Vs Walter comes to mind.
Mototsugu Shimizu - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:56:55 EST GXHNtkkw No.6367231 Reply
I didn't way there won't be, just don't expect them
expect a lot of "I have five other shows to work over the next three days" matches and be happy when it's more
Cactus Jack - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 23:46:56 EST +9pCFlLB No.6367248 Reply
True. And a lot of the best indie guys got signed up by AEW and WWE
Pedro Morales - Tue, 10 Mar 2020 22:09:30 EST BlrIoG3o No.6367621 Reply
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>just another month in Gangrel's Wrestling Aslyum bro

#highstakes #deuceswild #wantsome #getsome #badenough #takesome #ALLIN #notjustanattitude #itsalifestyle #CANTSTOP #WONTSTOP #fanginNbangin #vamplife #vampireslive
Rhino - Tue, 10 Mar 2020 23:02:36 EST hcUFcp+9 No.6367639 Reply
Dickinson vs Takeda at ICW’s mania week show is cancelled. GCW was cool with it happening but Barnett told him to cancel his match with Takeda because Dickinson vs Minoru is too important for him to wrestle any other matches that day.
Minori Makiba - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:30:53 EST BlrIoG3o No.6368727 Reply
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A WrestleMania Coronavirus Shutdown Would Be a Catastrophe for Indie Wrestling
"I’m not kidding, if this is a full cancellation, I’ll likely sell my house,” one promoter said.
>World Wrestling Entertainment’s 36th annual WrestleMania, is, as of now, scheduled for April 5th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Not only is it a massive event, but it’s a particularly international one.

>According to an economic impact report released by WWE, the fanbase descending on WrestleMania last year in the New York City metropolitan area came from all 50 states and 68 countries, with similar numbers the previous two years in New Orleans and Orlando. WrestleMania is more than a singular wrestling card; it also features multiple shoulder events like a weekend-long fan convention, a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and three additional arena-sized in-ring wrestling events. WrestleMania weekend is also much more than WWE these days, with numerous unaffiliated independent promotions running shows, making it akin to pro wrestling’s version of South By Southwest. That event, of course, was cancelled by the city of Austin due to coronavirus concerns, leaving the organizers of the official event in a hole since their insurance doesn’t cover disease outbreaks.

>WWE, at least as of this writing, appears to be playing a game of chicken with the local government agencies in and around Tampa, with neither side willing to blink first. Answers were expected to come early Thursday afternoon at a public meeting of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, but they decided not to cancel anything after learning that WWE had deferred to them on the matter. In the grand scheme of things, WWE will be fine, regardless of what they do: They’re a big company, and even if they have to cancel events, whether part of the WrestleMania festivities or regular week-to-week TV tapings, they have spaces like the WWE Performance Center training facility in Orlando that can host scaled-down TV shows. That’s exactly what they’re doing for the next episode of their SmackDown broadcast, with only “essential personnel” present, in lieu of the originally scheduled arena-size event in Detroit.

>Where things get a lot more complicated and financially perilous is in the realm of independent wrestling. Every year since 2013, an increasing number of independent promoters have run shows in the WrestleMania host city designed to attract out-of-town fans. Some are run individually, and some as part of larger, multi-show hubs, but they’re part of the fabric of the weekend now, and cancelling them would be catastrophic for the independent scene. If you’re an independent wrestler, a spot on one of the bigger shows can be a massive showcase, leading to more fans buying merchandise and more bookings as the year goes on. For some wrestlers, the problem right now is much more acute: They’re able to bank a lot of bookings in a short period of time. Current WWE star Matt Riddle, for example, worked a whopping 11 matches in about two and a half days two years ago in New Orleans. At the upper tier of the independent scene, that amount of booking quickly adds up to a lot of money.
Minori Makiba - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:31:51 EST BlrIoG3o No.6368728 Reply
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>Staten Island’s Chris Dickinson, who’s been wrestling for over a decade and has made a full-time living at it for the last four years, will be hit as hard as any wrestler would be with cancellations. Not only does he have nine matches booked WrestleMania weekend, but several of them were against prominent Japanese stars. If anyone was going to see their stock increase, it was him.
“This is unfortunately not only financially devastating, as it is the biggest wrestling week of the year, but it’s extremely demoralizing, especially for me,” he told VICE. “I had a lot riding on some of these matches and a lot of eyes on me. This is a time where I could really break through to the next level, and it’s all either going to be postponed or some of these opportunities may never present themselves again.”

>Dickinson places his potential losses in the thousands in booking fees alone. When you factor in not just the larger positive effects on his career but also merchandise sales, which tend to be particularly strong after the kind of showcase matches he’s booked in, the number increases significantly. Speaking more generally, Black Label Pro promoter Michael Blanton, who has two shows scheduled in Tampa, classified a cancellation to VICE as “an astronomical loss” for the wrestlers, comparing it to “a nine-to-fiver being cut from 40 hours to five.”
“This is the indie wrestler’s big bonus that they work all year for,” he added. “Taking this away would take away a huge portion of your yearly take.”

>The potential financial damage can be even bigger for promoters, especially those for whom the weekend is a major undertaking that, while normally lucrative, necessitates a massive financial outlay. One of the key players is New Jersey’s Game Changer Wrestling, which quickly carved out a space after its first ‘Mania weekend show, “Joey Janela’s Spring Break, became the viral hit of the 2017 festivities in Orlando. The following year in Orlando, the sequel drew the biggest independent crowd of the weekend, and last year they broke away from the hub of events hosted by WWN, a WWE affiliate, to start their own, The Collective, a showcase of events from strictly independent promotions. Aside from a few poorly-promoted non-GCW shows, it was a success, and this year, The Collective was booked to encompass a multi-stage venue, The Cuban Club, with some events even overlapping.

>Early Wednesday afternoon, before the world started to end, The Collective tweeted a statement pledging to move forward as planned regardless of what WWE were to decide. But a the other shoes started to drop and fans expressed more concern in the replies, Brett responded at 11:42 pm ET to ask for fans’ patience.
“The reality is that some things are out of our hands,” he said when reached by VICE. “All we can do is wish for the best. Regardless of Thursday's outcome, we will remain in close contact with our fans and do our best to create a positive outcome for everyone involved."
Minori Makiba - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:32:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6368729 Reply
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>The other big indie player is Highspots. Started by Michael Bochicchio in Charlotte, North Carolina as a company that sold Mexican luchador masks, Highspots now sells wrestling merchandise, in-ring gear for wrestlers, and wrestling rings for promoters, on top of doing wrestling-related video production. Every year, during WrestleMania weekend, they put on WrestleCon, the biggest wrestling autograph/meet-and-greet show of the year, along with associated wrestling cards. Their signature show is a reliable sellout every year, and they’re a big enough deal to be hosting shows from multiple major promotions this year, but the convention proper is the big draw. Even if someone’s not into indie wrestling, they may very well hit up the convention for autographs, photos, and nostalgia. But attracting those fans is a massive undertaking requiring big money to get big stars: The lineup in New Orleans, for example, included Steve Austin, with ticket packages for his session available to fans for $316.

>A couple of hours after announcing the full card for one of WrestleCon’s in-ring shows, as pressure mounted, Bochicchio tentatively laid out where things stood in a tweet: “Best guess is we either have our events in three weeks as planned or 2020 is cancelled (and refund tickets),” he wrote. “I don't see a scenario where we merely postpone.” A couple of hours after the Hillsborough County meeting, though, Bochicchio tweeted that he was going to wait on a formal WrestleMania decision before making any kind of move towards cancellation.

>Complicating all of this is that neither Lauderdale nor Bochicchio have cancellation insurance on their events, although, as SXSW showed, it probably wouldn’t help if they did. That doesn’t mean there aren’t levels to this: A government-mandated shutdown that would directly affect them—as opposed to WWE calling off WrestleMania and the other WWE events on their own—would at least trigger the force majeure provisions in contracts that allow for refunds to promoters. It wouldn’t be everything, but it would certainly be better for them than if they cancelled without “officially” being forced to. “Better” is relative here, though.
“I’m not kidding, if this is a full cancellation, I’ll likely sell my house,” Bochicchio told VICE. “You can put it on the record, it’s true.”

source: Bix writing for Vice
Taylor Wilde - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:02:34 EST ZcoAes5B No.6368793 Reply
First, it's only 3%, and second, would it *really* be that terrible? Like, do you really think the flu is going to wipe out 9 million people, and that flu is going to start because of fucking Wrestlemania Weekend?
Minori Makiba - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:16:07 EST BlrIoG3o No.6368802 Reply
>would it *really* be that terrible?
3% of the US population is 9,810,000 people. Please explain why it would not be terrible for those deaths to happen to ensure wrestling shows happen in early April.
Devon - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:16:21 EST CR6zktB8 No.6368803 Reply
>Would the possibility of a virus spreading & killing people because of "muh wrestling" really be that terrible
Seek help.
Tony Mamaluke - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:32:44 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6368810 Reply
It's only 3% if you have decent healthcare. If we don't practice some big social distancing the virus will spread too quickly and overwhelm the hospitals. Italy is a good example of this.

Now im not super nazi about it like people on twitter/circlejerk who think literally everything should be canceled and you should only be allowed to open your door once a week for your shipment of MREs, but a gathering of thousands of people should be avoided.

There are people freaking out how UFC/WWE/AEW are "immoral monsters" for putting on shows at all because the skeleton crew and the wrestlers might be exposed. These same people probably ordered a pizza for tonight exposing themselves to the delivery guy and anyone he delivered too
Koko B. Ware - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:08:04 EST 25I2pZmJ No.6368826 Reply
What's another holocaust compared to seeing an aging Cena burying the young talent?
Taylor Wilde - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:29:17 EST ZcoAes5B No.6368834 Reply
Do you really think that is going to happen when the virus's total worldwide death toll is only four figures max? Do you unironically believe that this virus is going to kill millions of people?

>"muh wrestling"
>on a wrestling board

okay tourist

dude you are unironically comparing the flu to the fucking holocaust please go outside and actually talk to people IRL for once in your life
Devon - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:37:15 EST CR6zktB8 No.6368838 Reply
Please explain how understanding that some things are more important than wrestling = being a tourist?
Taylor Wilde - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:44:22 EST ZcoAes5B No.6368845 Reply
If it's more important than wrestling then just go post about it somewhere else

nb for responding to obvious b8
Devon - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:47:47 EST CR6zktB8 No.6368847 Reply
Don't post about something that's affected the wrestling business on a wrestling board?
You can be a wrestling fan & understand that sometimes it's okay to not run a show in the face of something that's more important.
Derrick Bateman - Sun, 15 Mar 2020 10:15:32 EST wKdQInSy No.6369223 Reply
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Dutch Mantel - Sun, 15 Mar 2020 10:18:18 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6369224 Reply
>Need to log onto Facebook.

Well done dipshits. Don't know the in and outs of Facebook streaming but Beyond had one where you didn't need to log in.
Rhett Titus - Sun, 15 Mar 2020 16:07:25 EST BlrIoG3o No.6369327 Reply
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>CZW will be going without fans for their next shows

Sonny Siaki - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:57:50 EST BlrIoG3o No.6369530 Reply
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Robbie E - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:43:43 EST 2S7ektVh No.6369607 Reply
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Alright /wooo/, what am I getting?
Zack Ryder - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:48:59 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6369713 Reply
I dont understand how so many indies are running at a net loss outside Wrestlemania shows.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 23:53:35 EST MqPOCghi No.6369875 Reply
Man the indies are fucked and this shit sucks man. Pour one out for all the wrestlers and promotions
Jesse Neal - Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:19:57 EST GXHNtkkw No.6369887 Reply
>jericho being a mark for the courts
hahaha holy shit only carnies can get hustled that hard
Davey Richards - Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:28:23 EST 2S7ektVh No.6369888 Reply
Yeah? So what? I like owning a physical copy of things. Also, I've been to a couple of PWG shows and like all the guys there, so why not support them in this critical time?
I was only looking for recommendations for good wrestling, that's something we all do here, and we all help each other when we can. If you enjoy being negative and unhelpful, go elsewhere please.
The Great Sasuke - Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:35:02 EST alNDk59y No.6370024 Reply
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Erick Stevens looks like Gargano and Ciampa finally had a child
Onyx - Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:11:27 EST BlrIoG3o No.6370098 Reply
>Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) and iWTV have come to terms on an agreement that will see the independent powerhouse live stream a minimum of ten shows in 2020 exclusively on IWTV.

>The first of these IWTV exclusive GCW streams will take place this Thursday night (March 19) at 7pm EDT.

>The addition of GCW events to the IWTV live streaming schedule builds on an existing partnership that sees classic GCW footage regularly added to the IWTV VOD catalog.
Kerry Von Erich - Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:02:50 EST ZcoAes5B No.6370114 Reply
Wait, so they're streaming old shows, or or are they doing all-new shows for the stream?
Junkyard Dog - Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:07:18 EST e16L+EMX No.6370116 Reply
It says live stream so probably new. I don't think a rerun can be advertised as live.
Madison Rayne - Wed, 18 Mar 2020 22:22:39 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6370445 Reply
Does Trent Acid's family get any money from this or is it another cynical "we're a wrestling family and we can make it together so BUY OUR SHIT" cash grab?
Horace - Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:49:37 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6371639 Reply
> It should be noted that there were far less people traveling to Tampa this year than at any WrestleMania in several years even before this happened. WrestleMania was still a few thousand tickets shy of being sold out with just weeks to go, but they were going to get close. The legitimate capacity for a sellout was 60,000, even though they were scripting the numbers 90,000 and 80,000 in recent interviews. Even in Santa Clara, where they fell 3,000 shy of a sellout, that was still just 67,000 in the building (59,000 paid). NXT was doing well but not sold out. Smackdown was doing okay. Raw and the Hall of Fame tickets were very disappointing. Very few of the other shows were doing well.

> Highspots owner/Wrestlecon promoter Mike Bochicchio told Wrestling Post: “With all the live events that happen, I don’t think there was going to be a lot of high rewards. Certainly the premiere events, the Joey Janela Spring Breaks, the Bloodsport, our Supershow, those things because we’ve been around a while. I’ll even say Ring of Honor even though I know their tickets were a little off. There’s events that are established and they have a following. Those I think were fine but all these other niche events, including many of ours. I forget the term that we use a lot of times with the stick shows that are just, the Joey Ryan Penis Party or the Ethan Page Body Guy Extravaganza - The ones that are kind of like a tongue-in-cheek show. Those were not doing great in Tampa and I think part of it is because of the over saturation of the live events that were there so, there’s not this great reward on a promoter end like you would think and where there is a great reward and this is who I feel the most pain for is the independent wrestlers. What they make in a given weekend down there is probably six months of regular bookings, and not only is it great for them financially but, people judge the matches that they have that weekend and I think there’s a lot of guys that really elevate their stature from that weekend alone, and it carries them further up the independent chain going forward and then probably putting eyeballs on them for these companies that are issuing these contracts that make life very comfortable.”

1.I hope people look at this as more evidence to the point of "where WWE goes, so goes the entire industry" When WWE is in a decline, it trickles down and causes a decline in a lot of other shows.

2.Had corona not happened, I bet this would have been the year of the indie weekend bubble finally bursting. there were already some cracks last year with stuff like IPW UK drawing 11 fans but I bet some heavily marketed high profile shows this year would also struggle to fill the househausen

Good luck to The Collective cuz I'm not sure people will be flying/booking a hotel to see Texas Forever and D Generation F.
Pitbull - Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:47:55 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6371758 Reply
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Look like some indie guys are gonna be on Dark this week
Prince Iaukea - Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:32:54 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6376760 Reply
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Deppen and Alex Shelley were supposed to be two of the Danhausens

Remember Danhausen?
Prince Iaukea - Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:43:50 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6376765 Reply
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