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Monday, November 30th, 2015
10:10 pm
-Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Dolph Ziggler d. Tyler Breeze(w/ Summer Rae) after the superkick (7:02 aired).
-Ryback d. Alexander Rusev(w/ Lana Perry) by countout; Lana was accidentally knocked down at ringside and Rusev elected to check on his fiancee instead of beating the ten-count (joined in progress; 1:45 aired).
-The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) & Tommy Dreamer(!) fought Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman(w/ Bray Wyatt) to a no-contest when all six men brawled in the ring (joined in progress; 3:29 aired). The Wyatts got the upper hand, but Buh-Buh Ray knocked Bray off the ring apron and through a table.
-U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio(w/ Zeb Colter) d. Goldust(non-title) with the Tree Of Woe double-stomp off the top rope (1:58).
-Jimmy & Jey Uso vs. The Lucha Dragons(Sin Cara & Kalisto) ended in a no-contest when Tag Team Champions The New Day(Big E Langston, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) attacked both teams (2:53).
-Sasha Banks(w/ Naomi Night & Tamina Snuka) d. Brie Bella(w/ Alicia Fox) with the Bank Statement(modified Crippler Crossface) (4:58).
-Roman Reigns d. WWE Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy by DQ when Alexander Rusev, U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio, and King Wade "Bad News" Barrett interfered (4:36). Reigns had to win in 5:15(the length of his title reign) to win the title; if he lost, Dean Ambrose would lose his earned Intercontinental Title shot and Jimmy & Jey Uso would lose their upcoming Tag Team Title shot. Sheamus dubbed his group "The League Of Nations"; Ambrose and the Usos made the save.
-Women's Champion Charlotte Flair(w/ Ric Flair) d. Becky Lynch(non-title); Paige Knight did commentary. Charlotte appeared to tweak her knee or ankle at one point, but she was playing possum and rolled up Becky for the pin after a distraction by Ric (4:37).
-WWE Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy, U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio, Tag Team Champions The New Day(Big E Langston, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods), King Wade "Bad News" Barrett, & Alexander Rusev d. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, & Jimmy & Jey Uso in a handicap match when Sheamus pinned Ambrose after the Brogue Kick (17:46 aired).
7:19 pm
Dynamo Special Comment
Now, as promised, a special comment about Saturday's Dynamo Pro Wrestling show at The Ready Room in St. Louis, Missouri.

DISCLAIMER: I'm biased. Deal with it.

Thanksgiving weekend was unusually busy this year; independent promotions usually shy away from the holidays. As it turned out, there were three shows in the area on Saturday; Wrestling Invades America has traditionally run on Sundays, but they had an event in Swansea on Saturday. Also, World Powerhouse Wrestling had a show in Collinsville...from the sound of things, each of the weekend shows had good draws. (On a semi-related note, I was unaware that WIA's Nicholas Newman and MMWA's Prince Moses were one and the same...now we know and knowing is half the battle.)

This was Dynamo's debut at the local concert venue...as a few people put it, this was what Dynamo had hoped for Off Broadway to be. With a more appealing weekend slot and more potential for "walk-by" interest from people in the Grove neighborhood, they got quite a few new eyes on the product. Street parking was available, but I didn't want to risk the possibility of missing a "residential parking only" sign so I coughed up the four dollars for a secure lot. Saw my comedian friend Tree Sanchez afterwards; knew she was a wrestling fan but she hadn't been to an indie show before.

Your ring announcer was Chris Roedel, your assistant ring announcer was Luke Roberts, and your referee was Patrick Hook.

"The Dirdey Intelligent Monster" Jake Dirden vs. "The Cowboy" Ric Maverick: Dirden was fresh off his brief suspension from competition and vowed that he wasn't done with Heavyweight Champion Ricky Cruz by a longshot...hoo boy. I wasn't that aware of Maverick's backstory, but he had wrestled in the area several years ago and only recently returned to action. This opener was a glorified squash as Maverick couldn't mount much offense against the big man; Maverick fought back after Dirden's first chokeslam, but Dirden hit a second chokeslam and finished with the Asiatic Spike in 5:04. Dirden continued to assault Maverick after the bell until co-promoter Crystal Yount ordered security guards to eject Dirden from the building. In particular, one security guard rivaled Dirden in height and size...wonder if he'll play a bigger role down the line.

"Young & Dangerous" Evan Morris vs. Jayson Khaos(w/ Shawn Reel), D-1 Title Qualifier: Speaking of returns to action, the former Shawn Almighty made his official comeback to the wrestling scene in the corner of the artist formerly known as D'Mon G. The duo will apparently be known as The Midnight Society...I like the name and look so far. Khaos is still working off the ring rust; he hadn't wrestled since his Gateway Championship Wrestling stint that ended in 2004. The winner would advance in the competition for the newly-created D-1 Title; the winners of three six-way dances advance to a three-way finale for the championship. (Jayden Fenix and Elvis Aliaga advanced at previous shows.) I wasn't sure who would win this one as the momentum shifted several times and Reel interfered on a few occasions...Morris got the victory with a TKO onto the knee in 7:34.

Justin D'Air vs. Varik Morgan, D-1 Title Qualifier: Morgan is a rookie who recently started at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance; this was his Dynamo debut. I was impressed by his performance, but I'm admittedly a huge mark for focused limb work in a match; Varik worked on the leg to keep the high-flyer grounded. D'Air had trouble climbing the ropes due to both the leg damage and the ceiling beams, allowing Morgan to cut off his rallies...D'Air missed the 450 Splash and Morgan nearly scored the upset with a Whiplash/Cradle Shock, but D'Air kicked out at 2 1/2. Morgan cut off D'Air on the turnbuckles, but D'Air fought out of a superplex attempt and delivered the Buff Blockbuster for the win in 8:22. Nicely done!

The Bumrush Brothers("The Don Mega" Shorty Biggs & Outtkast) vs. The Bite Club(Rocket Mapache & Jackal) vs. "The Alternative" Ozzie Gallagher & Bahamut: Having seen more match videos from the first Wood River show, I recognized The Snitch's cornerman "The Informant" as Bahamut under a different name; his official in-ring debut was at the 4 Hands Brewery show against Ric Maverick. The match was oddly structured with two fan favorite duos and one rulebreaking team...Gallagher was the established personality on that team as Bahamut has just been a silent big guy. One of the spots of the night saw Jackal hang onto a ceiling beam to deliver a flying rana on Gallagher! All three teams are jockeying for position in the tag team ranks with High Level Enterprise(Jack Gamble & Jon Webb) awaiting their next challengers; it was the former champs who came out on top as Outtkast pinned Gallagher after Kast dropkicked Gallagher into a Samoan Drop by Shorty in 14:10. Gallagher immediately blamed his teammate for the loss...and Bahamut laid him out with a Blackhole Slam. Ouchie.

Billy McNeil vs. Ace Hawkins, D-1 Title Qualifier: I don't think these two had crossed paths before(maybe in IHW?). The Midnight Society came out to watch the matchup but didn't interfere at all...hmm. These two had a good competitive matchup; Billy's toned down his style in recent years, but you'll still see something "ridiculously dangerous" on occasion. The bout was longer than expected; McNeil won with a splash off the top rope in 15:53(!). That puts Evan Morris, Justin D'Air, and McNeil in the next six-way dance en route to the crowning of the first D-1 Champion.

Intermission~! Per Ben Simon, your concession report: One Coca-Cola(thank you, Timothy Miller) and one pair of Reese's peanut butter cups. All righty then.

"The Millenial" Danny Adams vs. Brandon Espinosa: Espy claimed that Mike Outlaw had car problems and couldn't make it to the show...heavily insinuating that he knew more about said car problems than he was letting on. Adams was in the unusual position of being a fan favorite for the night, but he was announced as hailing from south St. Louis so that helped his cause. During the match, Jake Dirden made his way back into the building (having bought a ticket, bwahahaha) but tried to remain as inconspicuous as a 6'7" guy could possibly be. Adams had control late in the bout, but Espy blatantly bashed him with a chair for the DQ in 10:11...BOO~! Espinosa sought to do more damage, but Outlaw hit the ring in his street clothes for the save. Outlaw did a fired-up promo about how he somehow had FOUR flat tires and suggested that Espy had something to do with it...if Espy wants to use low blows(as he did in Fenton) and chairs, how about a no-DQ match at the next show? That'll work... (The date of the next show was a slight surprise, as I'll get to shortly...)

Heavyweight Champion "The King Of Chaos" Ricky Cruz vs. Kevin Lee Davidson for the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri State Title: Cruz's Dynamo Heavyweight Championship was not at stake as K.L.D. had not earned a shot within the ranks of DPW. K.L.D. is the current MMWA Heavyweight Champion and became the undisputed Heavyweight Champ of Wrestling Invades America earlier in the evening; it was a busy night for a few people who worked both Dynamo and WIA on Saturday. These two had a good bout at the 4 Hands Brewery show, but this was destined for a non-finish with Dirden's presence at ringside. I didn't catch the name of the guy who was in K.L.D.'s corner; I think he was associated with one of the show sponsors (EDIT: Chris Roedel tells me his name was Jamie Sasser). Hopefully I'll get to see what these two can do in a full-length main-event bout in the near future, but I guess the non-finish was the diplomatic solution(since K.L.D. holds other belts in the area). Dirden raised a ruckus from his spot in the crowd and that drew Ricky's attention as he was rallying...the locker room quickly emptied to separate the two, causing a no-contest in 4:57(BOO~!).

Crystal Yount blew a gasket as this was the second time Dirden had disrupted a show's main event...Ricky was furious and challenged Dirden to face him, saying he would put every championship in his possession at stake. He even dropped an F-Bomb in the middle of it all...eep. Crystal, facing the possibility of the issue not being settled otherwise, said the match was on for the next show: January 9th. The fans weren't too happy with the wait between shows...but Ricky and Jake kept going after each other and the wrestlers and security had to work overtime to separate them!

I don't know much about why the scheduled December 5th show was cancelled and I don't know how much I would be at liberty to discuss...I'll simply say that it's a complicated situation and hopefully it will be resolved ASAP. At any rate, Dynamo may have found another good venue for their shows...it's good to see their reach expanding lately.

Post-show, myself and Drew Abbenhaus met up with Brian Kelley and Ben Simon(who were at WIA) and went to Denny's for the traditional post-show face-stuffing...with a paid comedy gig in my recent past, I indulged a bit with the Moons Over My-Hammy. Only had water to drink; don't want to overload on caffeine.

At any rate, December looks like this:

-Saturday 12/5: Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance in St. Louis, MO; Metro Pro Wrestling in Kansas City, KS
-Sunday 12/6: Pro Wrestling Championship Series in Alton, IL
-Saturday 12/12: Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling in East Carondelet, IL

That's my special comment for this, the sixty-sixth wrestling show I've attended in the year 2015. Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.
Sunday, November 29th, 2015
3:40 pm
Weekend wrestling
WWE Superstars

-Commentators: Rich Brennan & Byron Saxton.
-"R-Truth" Ron Killings d. Adam Rose with the Lie Detector(Paydirt) (3:23).
-Mike Mizanin d. Zack Ryder via Skull-Crushing Finale (6:03 aired).


-Commentators: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness.
-Will Ferrara d. Adam Page(w/ B.J. Whitmer & Colby Corino); Whitmer tried to throw his crutch into the ring, but Ferrara intercepted it and hit Page as the referee was distracted by Colby. That allowed Ferrara to score the upset win (4:08). The Decade members attacked Ferrara after the match, but guest commentator Mark Briscoe made the save.
-Kelly interviewed The Addiction("The Almighty" Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)...they claimed there was a conspiracy against them and vowed to take their talents to New Japan Pro Wrestling.
-Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal(w/ Truth Martini & Taeler Hendrix) had a face-to-face confrontation with A.J. Styles to set up their main event at Final Battle.
-Dalton Castle d. Adam Cole(w/ Tag Team Champions Michael Bennett & Matt Taven and Maria Kanellis-Bennett) by DQ when The Kingdom blatantly triple-teamed Castle outside the ring (1:43). The Boys tried to come out to back up Castle but "The Last Real Man" Silas Young demanded that they return to the backstage area. War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) made the save and matchmaker Nigel McGuinness ordered an impromptu six-man tag.
-Adam Cole & Tag Team Champions The Kingdom(Michael Bennett & Matt Taven)(w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) d. Dalton Castle & War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) when Cole pinned Castle after a brainbuster onto the knee (10:11 aired).

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentators: Drew Abbenhaus & Herb Simmons.
-"Volatile" Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre) d. "Your Canadian Hero" Sean Vincent in a no-DQ match; Wyldefyre interfered on several occasions and raked the eyes to prevent Vincent from hooking the Mapleleaf Leglock. That allowed Curtis to finish with the Wylde Ride(Flatliner).
-After the match, Vincent asked promoter Herb Simmons to book one more match between himself and Curtis Wylde...inside a steel cage!
-"Night Train/Great One/Gorgeous" Gary Jackson(w/ Big Daddy) d. Ax Allwardt by DQ when Brandon Espinosa interfered to break up the Texas Cloverleaf. Ken Kasa made the save to run off Espy...and that led to Gary asking Herb to book another cage match for December: Himself vs. Attila Khan (Herb lifted the suspensions of both Khan and Travis Cook).
-Drew interviewed Gary Jackson and Big Daddy about Gary's cage match with Attila Khan in December.

3XW All Stars Of The Midwest Episode 37

-Commentators: Jeremy Robb, Jeremy Jacobs, Jaysin Strife, & Todd Countryman.
-Nate Redwing, "The Rebel" Jeremy Wyatt, Kraig Keesaman, Devin Thomas, & Adrian Alexander d. Heavyweight Champion "The Fittest Wrestler On Earth" Mark Sterling, Pure Champion "The Fashionista" Marek Brave, Black Wrestlers Matter("American Nightmare" Jon West & James Grizzle), & Austin Savanh(w/ Commissioner Todd Countryman) in an elimination tag match. Eliminations: Redwing pinned Savanh after a spinebuster (7:49). West pinned Alexander after Griz lifted Alexander up for a jumping side kick from West (13:56). Sterling pinned Thomas after a spear (18:34). Brave raked Keesaman's eyes to set him up for Sterling's spear and another pinfall (22:10). Wyatt pinned West after the Lightning Spiral (28:10). Wyatt pinned Griz after the Lightning Spiral (28:46). Wyatt pinned Sterling with a backslide (30:32). Brave rolled up Wyatt with a handful of tights to eliminate him (30:44). Redwing pinned Brave after the rewind powerslam (34:32). By virtue of scoring the deciding fall, Redwing earned a Heavyweight Title shot...and with Redwing's knee in bad shape, Countryman declared that the title shot would happen RIGHT NOW.
-Nate Redwing d. "The Fittest Wrestler On Earth" Mark Sterling with the rewind powerslam to win the Heavyweight Title (2:29).
2:13 am
Saturday DPW Results From St. Louis, MO(Ready Room) + Other Show Results
-"The Intelligent Monster" Jake Dirden d. "The Cowboy" Ric Maverick with the Asiatic Spike (5:04). Dirden continued to assault Maverick after the bell until Dynamo co-promoter Crystal Yount ordered security to eject him from the building.
-D-1 Title Qualifier: "Young & Dangerous" Evan Morris d. Jayson Khaos(w/ Shawn Reel) after a TKO onto the knee (7:34).
-D-1 Title Qualifier: Justin D'Air d. Varik Morgan with the Buff Blockbuster (8:22).
-The Bumrush Brothers("The Don Mega" Shorty Biggs & Outtkast) won a triple threat match with The Bite Club(Rocket Mapache & Jackal) and "The Alternative" Ozzie Gallagher & Bahamut; Outtkast pinned Gallagher after he and Shorty hit a Samoan Drop/dropkick combo (14:10). Gallagher lost his temper and blamed Bahamut for the loss, leading to Bahamut dropping him with a Blackhole Slam.
-G-1 Title Qualifier: Billy McNeil d. Ace Hawkins after a top-rope splash (15:53); The Midnight Society(Jayson Khaos & Shawn Reel) watched the match from the entrance stage.
-"The Millenial" Danny Adams d. Brandon Espinosa by DQ when Espinosa blatantly hit Adams with a chair (10:11); Adams was subbing for Mike Outlaw who (according to Espinosa) had car problems. Outlaw stormed the ring afterwards and ran off Espinosa, claiming he had four flat tires on his car and that Espy had something to do with it; he challenged Espy to a no-DQ match at the January 9th show.
-Heavyweight Champion "The King Of Chaos" Ricky Cruz fought Kevin Lee Davidson to a no-contest to retain the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri State Title. Jake Dirden had bought a ticket to re-enter the building and repeatedly distracted Cruz, leading to another Cruz/Dirden confrontation; Crystal Yount emptied the locker room to keep the two separate (4:57). Cruz angrily offered to put every title in his possession on the line to get Dirden back in the ring...Crystal made the match for the January 9th show!


Thursday IWA-MS results from Clarksville, IN:

-J.C. Rotten d. Aidan Blackhart.
-Trik Davis d. Nick Doepp.
-Jack Thriller d. Dewey Barnes.
-Joseph Schwartz d. Max Morrison.
-Chris Hero d. Russ Jones.
-Alexandre Rudolph d. Slade Sludge.
-Kathy Owens d. Randi West in a last-woman-standing match.
-Reed Bentley fought John Wayne Murdoch to a double-pin draw in a no-ropes barbed-wire match to retain the Heavyweight Title

Friday IWA-MS results from Clarksville, IN featuring the Young Guns Shoot Out Tournament:

-Dewey Barnes d. Jake Parnell.
-J.C. Rotten d. Slade Sludge.
-Aidan Blackhart d. Drew Dillinger.
-Nick Doepp d. Shane Mercer.
-Joey Venom & Randi West d. Joseph Schwartz & Kathy Owens.
-J.C. Rotten d. Dewey Barnes.
-Nick Doepp d. Aidan Blackhart.
-Nick Doepp d. J.C. Rotten to win the tournament.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Reed Bentley in a Texas Death Match to win the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday WIA results from Swansea, IL(credit to Ben Simon):

-Kevin Lee Davidson d. Leone Mephisto via spinebuster to retain the Heavyweight Title (6:11). (Jonathan Napier was still not medically cleared to wrestle, so K.L.D. was crowned the undisputed champion.)
-Brandon Espinosa d. Ace Hawkins with the cross-armbreaker (16:39).
-Tony Kozina d. Billy McNeil via knockout after a piledriver (8:08).
-LaMarcus Clinton & Chase King won a triple threat match with Gavin Alexander & Taylor Champion and Clownman Jacko & Jason Allen to retain the Tag Team Titles when King pinned Champion after a spinebuster/elbowdrop combo with L.M.C. (14:44).
-Tyler Copeland d. Prince Moses(aka Nicholas Newman) with a curbstomp (9:02).
-Jimmy D d. "Big Texan" Jim Hoffarth in a no-DQ match after a DDT onto a chair (11:44).
-Brandon Aarons d. Adam Caster with a kimura takeover cradle to retain the PWE Heavyweight Title (12:45).

Saturday AAW results from Chicago, IL:

-Tommaso Ciampa d. Fenix.
-Matt Cage & Tyson Dux d. Shane Hollister & Markus Crane.
-Kongo Kong won a six-way match with Brett Gakiya, C.J. Esparza, Bucky Collins, Marion Fontaine, and Connor Braxton.
-Davey Vega d. A.C.H.
-The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) d. Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Louis Lyndon d. Alex Shelley to retain the Heritage Title.
-Gregory Iron d. Christian Faith.
-Chris Hero d. Pentagon Jr.
-Eddie Kingston won a three-way dance with Ethan Page(C) and Trevor Lee to win the Heavyweight Title. Sami Callihan(fresh off his release from NXT) attacked Kingston afterwards.

Saturday WPW results from Collinsville, IL:

-Bronson d. Purple Phoenix.
-Gideon Morbid d. Wapo Choncho.
-Curtis Payne d. Bio Shock.
-Scar & Victor Cortez d. Alexander Steele & Knyght Fyre in a table match to win the Tag Team Titles.
-Marcus Jeroux d. Hollis Jeroux.
-Uriah Eleazar d. Ivan Strokgenovf to retain the U.S. Title.
-Sniper d. A.A. Ron Clay.
-Chico Es Loco d. Gauge Evans.
-Damian Blade d. Xavier Frost in a no-countout-no-DQ match to win the Heavyweight Title.
Saturday, November 28th, 2015
1:02 am
Comedy Part 629: Autumn Breese
Location: American Legion Post 252 (Breese, IL)
Emcee: John Dougherty
After: Jerry Wahl
Before: Derek Bennett
Headliner: Tyrone Robinson

I crossed paths with Derek at Heavy Anchor recently and he was impressed with my set, so he invited me to perform at this show. I indulged in the local cuisine(Ski soda) and did a ten-minute set; it's nice to know that I'm capable of doing a performance of that length without a note sheet with no problems whatsoever. Also, a paid gig is always a plus(WOO~!). I plan on checking out the Sunday night show at the Westport Funny Bone...the show has J.R. Brow headlining, A.J. Finney featuring, and Dan Walsh hosting. Hopefully I can score a guest set or something...hint hint, anyone who might be reading this in a position to make that happen...
Friday, November 27th, 2015
1:11 am
Impact + Smackdown
TNA Impact

-Commentators: Josh Mathews & "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero.
-World Title Series Tiebreaker: D.J. Shiima Xion won a non-title triple threat match with X-Division Champion Tigre Uno and Manik when he pinned Manik after a turnbuckle-walk ZDT(catching Tigre in a ZDT in the same motion) (4:37). From there, it became a non-title one-on-one match between Tigre Uno and Manik; Tigre got the win after a corkscrew split-legged moonsault (7:59 total).
-World Title Series: Drew Galloway d. Rockstar Spud after the Claymore(flying boot) (7:00).
-World Title Series: Bram Cameron d. Grado via rollup (0:07).
-World Title Series: Jessie Godderz d. Micah Camacho with the Adonis Crab (4:32).
-World Title Series: Tag Team Champion Davey Richards d. Robbie Eckos with the Creeping Death(flying roundhouse kick on kneeling opponent) (7:14).
-World Title Series: Kenny King d. Crazzy Steve after the Royal Flush(fireman's-carry swinging uranagi) (4:24).
-World Title Series: Bobby Lashley d. Austin Aries(w/ Thea Trinidad) with the spear (10:48 aired).
-Next week: Round two of the World Title Series Tournament. The brackets:
D.J. Shiima Xion(X-Division Block) vs. Ethan Carter III(Champions Block)
Davey Richards(Tag Specialists Block) vs. Bram Cameron(U.K. Block)
Bobby Lashley(Champions Block) vs. Drew Galloway(U.K. Block)
Mahabali Shera(Wildcards Block) vs. Eli Drake(Future 4 Block)
Tigre Uno(X-Division Block) vs. Gail Kim(Knockouts Block)
Kenny King(Wildcards Block) vs. Eric Young(Originals Block)
Amazing Kong(Knockouts Block) vs. Jessie Godderz(Future 4 Block)
Bobby Roode(Originals Block) vs. Matt Hardy(Tag Specialists Block)

WWE Smackdown

-Commentators: Rich Brennan, Jerry Lawler, & Booker T.
-The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) d. Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan(w/ Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper) by DQ when Harper interfered (5:53 aired). The Wyatt Family laid out the Dudleys after the match, finishing with Harper and Rowan double-chokeslamming Buh-Buh through a table.
-Paige Knight d. Becky Lynch; Paige blocked the Dis-Arm-Her and yanked Becky throat-first into the ropes, then rolled her up for the pin (5:33 aired).
-Jack Swagger d. U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio(w/ Zeb Colter) by DQ(non-title) when Alberto hit Swagger with a chair (3:05). Swagger turned the tables(err, chair) on Del Rio after the match.
-The Lucha Dragons(Sin Cara & Kalisto) d. Tag Team Champions The New Day(Big E Langston & Kofi Kingston)(w/ The Gobbledygooker)(non-title). Thanks to a backstage segment, it seemed to be Xavier Woods in the costume, but the Gooker "accidentally" distracted Kofi and Kalisto got the pin on Kingston after the Salida Del Sol(sitout Asai DDT) (4:53 aired). After the match, Jimmy Uso came out with Xavier Woods tied up and gagged...and Gooker was revealed to be Jey Uso. The Usos and Dragons cleaned house on The New Day trio after the bell.
-Dean Ambrose won a triple threat match with Dolph Ziggler and Tyler Breeze(w/ Summer Rae) when he pinned Breeze after the Dirty Deeds v2.0(double-underhook DDT) (7:11 aired). Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens did commentary.
Thursday, November 26th, 2015
1:04 pm
NXT + Main Event

-Commentators: Rich Brennan, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-With General Manager S. William Regal recovering from recent neck surgery, Michael Cole presided over the contract signing for the upcoming Takeover main event between NXT Champion Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe. Cole said that Regal would not have approved the Bayley-Eva Marie NXT Women's Title match, but "WWE Corporate" made a phone call and the match will happen(hmm...). Joe simply walked into the ring, signed the contract, and left without looking the champion in the eye...ouch. Bálor signed the contract as well, but Joe attacked Bálor from behind as he left the ringside area. Referees tried to restore order, but Bálor fought back and they had to be separated by the officials...but not before Joe took Bálor down in the Kokita Clutch.
-Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder d. The Vaudevillains("The Artiste" Aiden English & Simon Gotch) to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles when Wilder pinned English after the Shatter Machine(Flapjack-into-Codebreaker) (4:50 aired). After the match, Enzo Amore & "Big Cass" Colin Cassady made their return and were all business as they brawled with the champions.
-Backstage: Tom Phillips interviewed Eva Marie in Regal's office...she said she needed a bigger place to prepare for her title match. Tom asked why the match was "inevitable" in her mind...she said it was time for a "real woman" to hold the title. After showing off the gifts she got from her Total Divas castmates, she introduced Tom to her good friend Nia Jax and said that "nothing beats friendship"...
-Coming soon: "The Drifter" Elias Samson.
-Asuka Urai vs. "The Total Diva" Dana Brooke never officially started as Emma Tayla attacked Asuka from behind. Emma caught Asuka in the Emma Lock(inverted STF) as Dana trash-talked from the arena floor.
-Backstage: Tom Phillips interviewed NXT Women's Champion Bayley Rose about tonight's title defense...Bayley said that the difference between her and Eva Marie is that she's a wrestler, unlike Eva Marie.
-Returning soon: Sami Zayn.
-Apollo Crews d. Jesse Sorensen with the delayed Blue Thunder Bomb (2:06). After the match, Crews accepted Baron Corbin's challenge for Takeover: London.
-Backstage: Corbin said that the Apollo Nation would fall at Takeover.
-WWE senior official Charles Robinson was appointed by "WWE Corporate" as the second referee to ensure that there would be "no controversy" in the main event...double hmm...
-Next week: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Samoa Joe.
-Bayley Rose d. Eva Marie(w/ Nia Jax) to retain the NXT Women's Title. The main referee was pulled out by Jax in the early going, so Robinson entered the match and was "conveniently" distracted at other times when Jax interfered. Robinson's intervention led to Eva hitting the Sliced Red #2 for a close near-fall. Bayley blocked a second attempt at Eva's finisher and pushed Bayley into Robinson, knocking him to the floor. Bayley momentarily fought off Jax and delivered a top-rope Belly-To-Bayley Hugplex for the win as the original referee re-entered to count three (6:40). Jax laid out Bayley after the match, hitting several Legdrops O' Doom before dropping the belt on Bayley and leaving the ring.

WWE Main Event

-Commentators: Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton.
-Titus O'Neil(w/ Darren Young doing commentary) d. Stardust by countout when Stardust walked away from the match (3:42).
-Ryback d. Heath Slater via Shellshock (2:59).
-Alexander Rusev d. Zack Ryder with the Accolade(camel clutch) (4:18).
-Brie Bella(w/ Alicia Fox) d. Women's Champion Charlotte Flair(non-title) when Paige distracted Charlotte, allowing Brie to get the rollup pin (9:34 aired).
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
11:18 pm
This week in wrestling

Main Event this week has:
-Charlotte Flair vs. Brie Bella
-Titus O'Neil vs. Stardust
-Ryback vs. Heath Slater
-Zack Ryder vs. Alexander Rusev

NXT this Wednesday has:
-Bayley Rose vs. Eva Marie - NXT Women's Title
-Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder vs. The Vaudevillains(Aiden English & Simon Gotch) - NXT Tag Team Titles
-Asuka Urai vs. Dana Brooke
-Apollo Crews vs. Jesse Sorensen

Superstars this week has:
-Zack Ryder vs. Mike Mizanin
-"R-Truth" Ron Killings vs. Adam Rose

Smackdown on Thursday has:
-Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tyler Breeze
-Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
-The New Day(Big E Langston & Kofi Kingston) vs. The Lucha Dragons(Sin Cara & Kalisto)
-The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) vs. Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan
-Becky Lynch vs. Paige Knight

Tables Ladders & Chairs is on Sunday 12/13:
-Sheamus O'Shaunessy vs. Roman Reigns - WWE Title Tables-Ladders-And-Chairs Match


Impact this Wednesday has:
-Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Aries - World Title Series
-Davey Richards vs. Robbie Eckos - World Title Series
-Tigre Uno vs. Manik vs. D.J. Shiima Xion - World Title Series
-Drew Galloway vs. Rockstar Spud - World Title Series
-Micah Camacho vs. Jessie Godderz - World Title Series
-Kenny King vs. Crazzy Steve - World Title Series
-Grado vs. Bram Cameron - World Title Series

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

ROH TV this week has:
-Dalton Castle vs. Adam Cole
-Will Ferrara vs. Adam Page
-In action: Cheeseburger, War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe), The Kingdom(Michael Bennett & Matt Taven)

Next show is Saturday 12/5 in Fort Lauderdale, FL:
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Jay Lethal & Donovan Dijak

ROH has a show on Friday 12/18 in Philadelphia, PA:
-Jay Lethal vs. A.J. Styles - Heavyweight Title
-The Kingdom(Michael Bennett & Matt Taven) vs. War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) - Tag Team Titles

ROH has a show on Saturday 12/19 in Philadelphia, PA.

ROH returns to the St. Louis area on Saturday 1/16 in Collinsville, IL.

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING(www.njpw.co.jp/english)

Wrestle Kingdom 10 is on Monday 1/4:
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - IWGP Heavyweight Title
-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles - Intercontinental Title
-Kenny Omega vs. Yujiro Kushida - Jr. Heavyweight Title
-reDRagon(Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) vs. Ricochet & Matt Sydal - Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

LUCHA UNDERGROUND(www.elreynetwork.com/originals/lucha)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.


ST. LOUIS ANARCHY(www.slawrestling.com)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.


Next show is Saturday 11/28 in St. Louis, MO(Ready Room):
-Ricky Cruz vs. Kevin Lee Davidson
-Mike Outlaw vs. Brandon Espinosa


Next show is Saturday 12/12 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Flash Flanagan vs. Ron Powers vs. Kahagas - Classic Title Cage Match
-Gary Jackson vs. Attila Khan - Cage Match
-Sean Vincent vs. Curtis Wylde - Cage Match


Next show is Saturday 12/5 in St. Louis, MO:
-Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Gary Jackson - Heavyweight Title Strap Match
-Brandon Espinosa & Ace Hawkins vs. LaMarcus Clinton & Damion Cortess - Tag Team Titles


Next show is Sunday 12/6 in Granite City, IL:
-The Resurgence(Steven Kennedy, Jake Dirden, Davey Vega, & Mat Fitchett) vs. Chaos Nation(K.C. Karrington, Adam Caster, Evan Gelistico, & Pierre Abernathy) - Elimination Tag Match
-Colt Cabana vs. Jeremy Wyatt
-Gary Jay vs. Zakk Sawyers - SLA Heavyweight Title
-Grado vs. Everett Connors
-Kikutaro vs. Pierre Abernathy
-Mike Outlaw vs. Danny Adams - Makaze's Mask vs. 5 Minutes With Greg Jovi
-Davey Richards vs. Tony Kozina
-The Viking War Party(Alexandre Rudolph, Frank Wyatt, & Jake Parnell) vs. The Troy Athletic Club(Jay Howard, J.A. Fair, & Roy Lewis)

HIGH RISK WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/hrwstl)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

PRO WRESTLING EPIC(www.prowrestlingepic.com/)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

METRO PRO WRESTLING(www.metrowrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 12/5 in Kansas City, KS:
-Jeremy Wyatt vs. Mark Sterling - Heavyweight Title - 60-Minute No-DQ Ironman Match
-Ricky Morton vs. Ace Steel
-Nate Redwing vs. Kraig Keesaman - Kansas Title
-The Killer City Kings(Jake & Ryan) vs. The American Bulldogs(Mad Dog McDowell & Jon West) vs. The Kobra Kai Dojo(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. The Commission(Evan Gelistico & Pierre Abernathy) - Tag Team Titles
-Mike Sydal vs. The Math Magician


Next show is Friday 12/4 in Des Moines, IA:
-Marek Brave vs. Kraig Keesaman - Pure Wrestling Title
-Tag Team Title Tournament: Black Wrestlers Matter(Jon West & James Grizzle), Guns & Beer(Bo Gott & Duke Cornell), The Horn Dogs(Krotch & Mad Dog McDowell), Jake Dirden & Stephen M. King, The Beer City Bruisers(Matt Winchester & Brandon Blaze), Devin Thomas & Brandon Bennett, Devin Carter & Ryan Slade


Next show is Saturday 2/27 in Troy, MO:
-Appearing: Ted DiBiase

GATEWAY ELITE WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/TheGatewayElite)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

OUTLAW WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/outlawwrestling01)

Next show is Sunday 12/20 in Dyersburg, TN:
-The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. Roscoe Eat Lisa(Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers) - Tag Team Titles
-Alexandre Rudolph vs. Adam Caster
-Team I.O.U.(Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful) vs. The Goon Squad(Deadly Dale & Idol Bane)
-Cash Borden vs. Ruben Steel

WRESTLING INVADES AMERICA(wrestlinginvamerica.wix.com/wrestlinginvamerica)

Next show is Saturday 11/28 in Swansea, IL:
-Jonathan Napier vs. Kevin Lee Davidson - Heavyweight Title
-Brandon Aarons vs. Adam Caster - PWE Title
-LaMarcus Clinton & Chase King vs. Tatt2 & Jon Alan - Tag Team Titles
-Jimmy D vs. Big Jim Hoffarth - Interstate Title No-DQ Match
-Nicholas Newman vs. Tyler Copeland
-Ace Hawkins vs. Brandon Espinosa
-Gavin Alexander & Taylor Champion vs. Clownman Jacko & Jason Allen


Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.

WORLD POWERHOUSE WRESTLING(sites.google.com/site/worldpowerhousewrestlingstl/home)

Next show is Saturday 11/28 in Collinsville, IL:
-Xavier Frost vs. Damian Blade - Heavyweight Title Unification Match
-Alexander Steele & Knyght Fyre vs. Scar & Victor Cortez - Tag Team Titles - Table Match

NEW BREED WRESTING(www.facebook.com/NewBreedMO)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.


EVOLVE(www.wwnlive.com & www.dgusa.tv)

Next show is Friday 1/22 in Ybor City, FL.

EVOLVE has shows on Saturday 1/23 and Sunday 1/24 in Orlando, FL.

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Next show is Friday 12/11 in Reseda, CA:
-Roderick Strong vs. Matt Sydal - Heavyweight Title
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano - Tag Team Titles
-Chuck Taylor vs. Mark Andrews
-Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll
-The American Wolves(Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. The Unbreakable F'n Machines(Michael Elgin & Brian Cage)
-Will Ospreay vs. Trevor Lee
-Kenny Omega vs. Mike Bailey

PWG has a show on Saturday 12/12 in Reseda, CA:
-Chris Hero, Mike Bailey, Joey Ryan, & Candice LeRae vs. Roderick Strong, The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson), & Super Dragon
-Kikutaro vs. Chuck Taylor
-Ricochet vs. Mark Andrews
-Timothy Thatcher vs. Marty Scurll
-The Unbreakable F'n Machines(Michael Elgin & Brian Cage) vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano
-Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay
-Matt Sydal vs. Trevor Lee


Next show is Saturday 12/5 in Philadelphia, PA:
-Hallowicked vs. Icarus vs. Eddie Kingston - Grand Championship
-Princess Kimber Lee, Jervis Cottonbelly, & Los Ice Creams(El Hijo Del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.) vs. The Devastation Corporation(Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive, & Flex Rumblecrunch) & Jaka - Challenge Of The Immortals Finale
-Fire Ant vs. Soldier Ant
-Dasher Hatfield, Heidi Lovelace, & ? vs. Juan Francisco De Coronado, "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti, The Proletariat Boar Of Moldova, Mr. Azerbaijan, Prakash Sabar, Jakob Hammermeier, Pinkie Sanchez, & Wani - Torneo Cibernetico
-Silver Ant vs. Frightmare
-The Batiri(Obariyon, Kodama, & Kobald) vs. Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak, & Orange Cassidy

WHY WE WRESTLE(www.anarchy-wrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 12/12 in Cornelia, GA:
-Billy Buck vs. Kevin Blue - Anarchy Triple Crown Title

WWW has a show on Saturday 1/9 in Cornelia, GA:
-Ace Rockwell vs. Kory Chavis
-Tank vs. Masada
-Jeremy Foster vs. Seth Delay

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.


Information on upcoming shows will be posted when it becomes available.


Next show is Friday 12/11 in Ybor City, FL.

IWA MID-SOUTH(iwamidsouthwrestling.webs.com)

Next show is Thursday 11/26 in Clarksville, IN:
-Reed Bentley vs. John Wayne Murdoch - Heavyweight Title No-Rope Barbed-Wire Fans-Bring-The-Weapons Match
-Chris Hero vs. Russ Jones
-Randi West vs. Kathy Owens - Last-Woman-Standing Match
-J.C. Rotten vs. Adam Bueller - Hellidays Death Match
-Trik Davis vs. Nick Doepp
-Joseph Schwartz vs. Gameboy
-Dewey Barnes vs. Jack Thriller
-Alexandre Rudolph & Slade Sludge vs. Roscoe Eat Lisa(Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers)

IWA-MS has a show on Friday 11/27 in Clarksville, IN featuring the Young Guns' Shoot Out Tournament:
-Tournament Final & Semifinals
-Mikey McFinnegan vs. Zakk Sawyers - Tournament Quarterfinal
-Slade Sludge vs. J.C. Rotten - Tournament Quarterfinal
-Nick Doepp vs. Shane Mercer - Tournament Quarterfinal
-Jake Parnell vs. Dewey Barnes - Tournament Quarterfinal


Next show is Saturday 11/28 in Chicago, IL:
-Ethan Page vs. Eddie Kingston vs. Trevor Lee - Heavyweight Title
-Chris Hero vs. Pentagon Jr.
-Fenix vs. Tommaso Ciampa
-Shane Hollister & Markus Crane vs. Matt Cage & Tyson Dux
-A.C.H. vs. Davey Vega
-Louis Lyndon vs. Alex Shelley - Heritage Title
-The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) - Tag Team Titles
-Christian Faith vs. Gregory Iron


Next show is Sunday 12/13 in Austin, TX:
-Jojo Bravo vs. Ricky Romida - Heavyweight Title
-Jack Jameson & Jessica James vs. Curt Stallion & Lufisto
-Bull Bronson vs. Barrett Brown vs. Sky DeLacrimosa vs. Masada
-The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. The Hole F'n Team(Johnny Axxle & Mr. B)
-Jay Howard vs. Ricky Starks
-Jeff Gant vs. Darin Childs - T.V. Title
-Killah Kash vs. Scot Summers

Missouri Wrestling Revival: http://www.missouriwrestlingrevival.com/
St. Louis Wrestling: http://www.saintlouiswrestling.com/
St. Louis Wrestling Community: http://community.livejournal.com/stlwrestling/

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015
10:14 pm
-Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper(w/ Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan) d. The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) when Harper pinned Buh-Buh after the discus lariat (4:20 aired).
-"The Boss" Sasha Banks(w/ Naomi Night & Tamina Snuka) d. Becky Lynch via rollup w/ tights after a distraction by Naomi (4:06).
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville d. Mark Henry with the Red Arrow(corkscrew shooting star press) (2:27).
-Goldust & The Prime Time Players(Titus O'Neil & Darren Young) d. Stardust & The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor) when O'Neil pinned Konnor after the Clash Of The Titus (6:25).
-Charlotte Flair fought Paige Knight to a double countout to retain the Women's Title (11:53 aired).
-Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler d. Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens & Tyler Breeze(w/ Summer Rae) when Ambrose pinned Breeze after the Dirty Deeds v2.0(double-underhook DDT) (5:27).
-Roman Reigns d. Alexander Rusev(w/ WWE Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy) by DQ; Sheamus was ejected from ringside, but King Wade "Bad News" Barrett attacked Reigns to cause the disqualification (15:16 aired). Reigns fought off all three men with a chair after the match.
5:54 pm
Dynamo Special Comment
Now, as promised, a special comment about Saturday's Dynamo Pro Wrestling show at the Knights Of Columbus Hall in Wood River, Illinois.

DISCLAIMER: I'm biased. Deal with it.

It was a tough choice of shows on Saturday as Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling had their monthly offering in East Carondelet. Several factors weighed on my decision: Driving distance, lineups(such as they were), and potential to see the match videos in the near future. Dynamo is apparently not releasing a DVD of the previous Wood River event from May(I went to Pro Wrestling Championship Series that night); I've seen most of the match videos but not all of them. (If anyone could drop me the Keon Option-Brandon Espinosa or Mike Outlaw-Snitch matches from that event, I'd appreciate it.) I should be able to catch up on SICW via Wrestling Explosion; thanks to Drew Abbenhaus for updating me on the goings-on. December will be a big show for them as they'll have THREE cage matches; I should be in attendance for that event and it'll most likely be my final wrestling show of the calendar year. (Scroll down for the other quick 'n' dirty results from the weekend.)

Dynamo had a nice little turnout for the show; I've always liked the Wood River venue as the crowd noise sounds great. It's the anti-Glen Carbon in that regard, as I put it. These shows have been a homecoming of sorts for The Professionals as they used to frequent the building with Metro East Championship Wrestling. The show also featured the presence of former MECW Champion Eric Allen as a referee; though he's more or less retired from in-ring competition, he has contributed his artistic talents to the wrestling world in recent years (including CHIKARA).

The focus of the Wood River shows has been the younger up-and-coming wrestlers on the roster. After the show-ending brawl in Fenton, Heavyweight Champion Ricky Cruz and Jake Dirden were both suspended from competition; Ricky was in attendance but didn't appear in an official capacity. Jake Dirden was wrestling elsewhere on this night. Several of the other Dynamo regulars were at SICW or Gateway Elite Wrestling in Lake Ozark(particularly the World League Wrestling crew). Only a handful of matches were publicized beforehand: Outlaw-Stallion and Bite Club-Professionals were announced Monday on the Brothers On Whatever Show on 920 AM(that radio station seems familiar for some reason...). McNeil-Espinosa was announced on the day of the show.

Your ring announcer was Chris Roedel, your assistant ring announcer was Luke Roberts, and your referees were Michael Crase and Eric Allen.

Justin D'Air vs. C.J. Berry: Berry made his debut at the previous Wood River show in a loss to then-new champion Jake Dirden. D'Air acknowledged the low ceiling by climbing to the top turnbuckle and doing an impromptu ropewalk with the ceiling's assistance. This was essentially a battle of fan favorites, though D'Air seemed to have the edge in crowd support. Both probably wished there was more ceiling clearance for aerial moves, but it was not to be. This was a solid opener; D'Air won in 9:20 with a running Diamond Cutter while pulling Berry off the turnbuckles.

Garrett Shanks vs. Sean Orleans: Both men were making their Dynamo debuts, but this was Shanks' first match ever. He portrayed a surfer/beach-type character and was billed as hailing from Santa Cruz...a nod to our old buddy Mike Gordon? The match wasn't that great, but perhaps it was a case of debut nerves...we'll see how Shanks does in future outings. I've seen Orleans in better outings with different opponents, particularly the best-of-three-falls match with Everett Connors this past spring. Orleans focused on the leg for the majority of the match, eventually winning with the advanced curbstomp in 8:25.

Billy McNeil(w/ C.J. McManus) vs. Brandon Espinosa: I was looking forward to this one. C.J. is Billy's new manager and seems to be persuading him to the Dark Side of The Force, pushing him away from his usual fan interaction. C.J. also put Billy in more conservative entrance attire, something that clearly didn't sit well with him. As expected, the match was really good with Espy focusing his attack on Billy's arm to set up the cross-armbreaker. McNeil rallied, but was momentarily distracted by McManus encouraging him to go to the top rope. As a result, he missed a Spiral Tap and Espy set up for a flying knee strike...but C.J. grabbed Espy's foot to stop him. Billy took exception to the interference and stepped through the ropes to argue with his manager, but that allowed Espy to come back and deliver a deadlift superplex followed by a brainbuster...for two! McNeil came back with a rolling prawn cradle out of nowhere for a near-fall, but Espy got him in the cross-armbreaker for the tapout in 10:25.

After the match, Billy left the ringside area, but C.J. told the fans that he had a new protege that wouldn't "let him down" like McNeil had. That heralded the debut of Jason Khaos...who turned out to be the artist formerly known as D'Mon G! I hadn't seen him in the ring in a long time...probably not since his later days in Gateway Championship Wrestling in 2004. He had been talking about a potential comeback, but this was his first match in about a decade.

Prince Moses vs. Jason Khaos(w/ C.J. McManus): Moses is a trainee at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance and recently made his debut at South Broadway. Khaos has done some training in mixed martial arts and it showed in his updated ring style. "The Prince Of The People" got some token offense, but C.J. distracted him as he climbed the ropes and Khaos cut him off. Khaos got the tapout win with a rear naked choke(aka Samoa Joe's Kokita Clutch) in 8:43...nicely done.

Intermission~! Official Ben Simon-Endorsed Concession Count: Two root beers.

Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Bahamut(w/ Sophie Darling): Darling made her managerial debut at the previous Wood River show in the corner of The Snitch. (Presumably The Snitch was in witness protection for the evening and couldn't complete.) Bahamut is a bigger masked guy who made his debut at the 4 Hands Brewery show a few months ago; he also competed at the October event in Glen Carbon. This turned out to be a really good HOSS~! battle between the two heavyweights and it was one of my favorite matches of the night. I worried for the safety of the ring, as did several fans around me...especially when Bahamut slammed K.L.D. and followed up with a running senton. On top of that, K.L.D. was able to pick up Bahamut for his Regal Roll...yikes! K.L.D. picked up the victory after the spinebuster in 6:41...good stuff!

The Bite Club(Rocket Mapache & Jackal) vs. The Professionals(Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby): Jackal was once against sporting a Jynx T-shirt for his matchup...notably, the Jynx T-shirts were also on sale at the merchandise table. (Whatever happened to that Jynx guy, anyway?) With new Tag Team Champions in the form of High Level Enterprise(Jack Gamble & Jon Webb), both teams are jockeying for position in the rankings. Santel & McDarby won a triple threat match over The Bite Club and The Bumrush Brothers(Shorty Biggs & Outtkast) via Shenanigans(tm) to earn a shot, but they came up short against H.L.E. in Fenton so they're looking for another opportunity. Rocket and Jackal came oh-so-close to capturing the tag team gold on a few occasions when The Black Hand Warriors(Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean) had the belts, but they haven't quite reached that level yet. There were a lot of quick tags on both sides and the momentum swung a few times as the match progressed. However, it was chicanery that spelled the difference; Rocket and McDarby were battling and the referee was stunned by an accidental elbow, allowing Santel to whack Rocket with his shillelagh. That allowed McDarby to get the tainted pin in 12:10...are The Professionals due for another title shot?

Mike Outlaw vs. "The Lone Star" Curt Stallion: These two have battled in other parts of the country (including a steel cage match!), but this was their first encounter in the greater St. Louis area. Stallion came out as a fan favorite, but he established the tone with a more intense version of the standard SPORTSMANSHIP~! handshake. They had a really good competitive matchup with Outlaw as the definite fan favorite and Stallion working heelish without outright cheating. The finish saw Stallion attempt a top-rope Frankensteiner only to be headbutted off the turnbuckles to the mat. Outlaw didn't have much ceiling clearance, but still managed to land the High Noon(top-rope elbowdrop) for the win in 12:49. They shook hands after the match and all is well...

Thanksgiving weekend will be uncharacteristically busy this year with three shows on Saturday. Dynamo makes its debut at The Ready Room in St. Louis, Wrestling Invades America returns to Swansea, and World Powerhouse Wrestling has a show in Collinsville.

December looks like this:
-Saturday 12/5: Dynamo Pro Wrestling in Fenton, MO; Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance in St. Louis, MO
-Sunday 12/6: Pro Wrestling Championship Series in Alton, IL
-Saturday 12/12: Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling in East Carondelet, IL

That's my special comment for this, the sixty-fifth wrestling show I've attended in the year 2015. Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
9:47 pm
WWE Survivor Series
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville, The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von), Titus O' Neil, & Goldust d. Mike Mizanin, Bo Dallas, Stardust, & The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor). Eliminations: Goldust pinned Viktor with a powerslam. Buh-Buh pinned Konnor after a Rock Bottom. Miz pinned Neville after Bo Dallas' Bo-Dog(turnbuckle-walk bulldog) and the Skull-Crushing Finale. Goldust eliminated Miz via rollup. O'Neil pinned Bo after the Clash Of The Titus. D-Von pinned Stardust after the Dudley Death Drop with Buh-Buh. Survivors: The Dudley Boys, Titus O'Neil, & Goldust.
-WWE Title Tournament: Roman Reigns d. U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio(w/ Zeb Colter)(non-title) with the spear.
-WWE Title Tournament: Dean Ambrose d. Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens(non-title) with the Dirty Deeds v2.0(double-underhook DDT).
-Ryback, Jimmy & Jey Uso, & The Lucha Dragons(Sin Cara & Kalisto) d. Sheamus O'Shaunessy, King Wade "Bad News" Barrett, & Tag Team Champions The New Day(Big E Langston, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods). Eliminations: Sin Cara pinned Barrett after the Dragon Bomb(swanton bomb). Woods pinned Jimmy Uso after a side backbreaker/top-rope double-stomp combo with Kofi. Sheamus pinned Sin Cara after the Brogue Kick. Jey Uso pinned Big E after the top-rope splash; Kofi & Woods left the ring area to take their tag team partner backstage, resulting in an indirect countout of both men(?). Ryback pinned Sheamus after the Shellshock. Survivors: Ryback, Jey Uso, & Kalisto.
-Charlotte Flair d. Paige Knight with the Figure-Eight Leglock(bridging figure-four) to retain the Women's Title.
-Tyler Breeze(w/ Summer Rae) d. Dolph Ziggler with the Unprettier.
-The Undertaker & Kane d. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper(w/ Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan) when Taker pinned Harper after the Tombstone.
-WWE Title Tournament: Roman Reigns d. Dean Ambrose after the second spear of the match to win the title. Triple H came out to congratulate Reigns and took a spear, but then Sheamus surprised Reigns with a Brogue Kick and cashed in the Money In The Bank briefcase...
-Sheamus O'Shaunessy d. Roman Reigns after another Brogue Kick to win the WWE Title.
2:26 pm
Weekend wrestling

-Commentators: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness.
-Moose(w/ Stokely Hathaway) d. Dominick Carter with the spear (0:08). The post-match shenanigans led to...
-"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin & Moose(w/ Stokely Hathaway) d. Donovan Dijak & Joey "Diesel" Daddiego(formerly J. Diesel)(w/ Truth Martini & Taeler Hendrix) when Moose pinned Daddiego after the spear (joined in progress; 5:52 aired).
-Roderick Strong d. Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal with the Stronghold(Liontamer-style Boston crab) to win the T.V. Title (14:47 aired).
-Next week: Dalton Castle vs. Adam Cole.

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentators: Drew Abbenhaus & Herb Simmons.
-Flashback to 1983: Ric Flair fought King Kong Brody to a time-limit draw in a best-of-three-falls match. Brody won the first fall after a running kneedrop. Flair won the second fall by countout when the two fought on the ring apron and Brody backdropped Flair into the ring. The match ended when the time limit expired as Brody was in control of the match.

3XW All Stars Of The Midwest Episode 36

-Commentators: Jeromy Robb, Jeremy Jacobs, & Jaysin Strife.
-J.C. Slater d. Brandon Bennett after a pumphandle powerslam (7:01).
-"Dirdey" Jake Dirden d. Cuco Santiago with the Asiatic Spike (6:44).
-Mad Dog McDowell fought "Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester(w/ Jason Parks) to a no-contest when the two brawled out of the ring and away from the ringside area (no closing bell; about 9:53).
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
11:36 pm
Saturday DPW Results From Wood River, IL
-Justin D'Air d. C.J. Berry after a top-rope Diamond Cutter (9:20).
-Sean Orleans d. Garrett Shanks with the advanced curbstomp (8:25).
-Brandon Espinosa d. Billy McNeil(w/ C.J. McManus) with the cross-armbreaker (10:25).
-Jayson Khaos(w/ C.J. McManus) d. Prince Moses via rear naked choke (8:43). Khaos is the artist formerly known as D'Mon G and this was his first match in about a decade.
-Kevin Lee Davidson d. Bahamut(w/ Sophie Darling) after the spinebuster (6:41).
-The Professionals(Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby) d. The Bite Club(Rocket Mapache & Jackal); McDarby pinned Rocket after Santel knocked him out with the shillelagh behind the referee's back (12:10).
-Mike Outlaw d. "The Lone Star" Curt Stallion after the High Noon(top-rope elbowdrop) (12:49).
10:48 am
Show results
Friday ROH results from Nashville, TN:

-Veda Scott d. Heidi Lovelace.
-reDRagon(Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) d. Silas Young & "Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester.
-T.V. Champion Roderick Strong d. Samson Walker in a non-title match.
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) d. The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark).
-The Pretty Boy Killers(Keith Lee & Shane Taylor) d. Brutal Bob Evans & Justin Hughes.
-Adam Cole d. Corey Hollis.
-War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) d. The Washington Bullets(Jon & Trey Williams).
-Dalton Castle d. Mike Posey.
-A.C.H. & Matt Sydal d. Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta).
-O.D.B. d. Taeler Hendrix.
-Will Ferrara vs. Caprice Coleman ended in a no-contest.
-The All Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus) d. Donovan Dijak & Ken Phoenix.
-T.V. Champion Roderick Strong, Moose, Mark Briscoe, Cedric Alexander, & Matt Jackson d. Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal, Jay Briscoe, Adam Page, Cliff Compton, & Cheeseburger.

Friday IWA-MS results from Clarksville, IN:

-Jake Parnell won a triple threat match with Dewey Barnes and Slade Sludge.
-Shane Mercer d. Joseph Schwartz.
-Roscoe Eat Lisa(Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers) & Thunderkitty d. J.C. Rotten, Malcolm Monroe III, & Dominique Fabiano.
-Alexandre Rudolph d. Kevin Lee Davidson.
-Randi West d. Kathy Owens in a Thumbtack Madness Match.
-Trik Davis d. Gary Jay.
-Tony Nas won a triple threat match with Austin Blackburn and Dale Wild.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Nick Doepp.
-Reed Bentley d. Joey Venom to retain the Heavyweight Title.
-Abyss d. Zodiak.

Saturday SICW results from East Carondelet, IL(credit to Drew Abbenhaus):

-Barackus d. Purple Passion (3:31).
-The Math Magician d. Britton Tucker (5:35).
-Bubba Troll & "The Enforcer" Jimmy D d. Bobby D & "Dead Sexy" Daniel Gunner (7:47).
-"The Old School Warrior" Chaz Wesson d. "The Iceman" Howard Moritz (6:58).
-"Volatile" Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre) d. "Your Canadian Hero" Sean Vincent in a no-DQ match (12:29). This led to Vincent challenging Wylde to a cage match(!) at the December show.
-"Ironman" Ken Kasa fought Brandon Espinosa to a double countout (14:02).
-"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson d. Ax Allwardt by DQ when Espinosa interfered (8:20). Jackson requested that Attila Khan and Travis Cook's suspensions be lifted so that he could face Khan in the cage in December.
-Kahagas & "The Icon" Chris Hargas won a triple threat match with Ron Powers & Red River Jack and Classic Champion Flash Flanagan & Heath Hatton (11:06). December's main event will also be in the cage: Flanagan vs. Powers vs. Kahagas for the title.

Saturday GEW results from Lake Ozark, MO:

-Jayden Fenix d. Dave DeLorean (11:04).
-Michael Magnuson d. Brandon Aarons (12:16).
-Brian Breaker won a triple threat match with Mark Sterling and Kiyoshi Shizuka (12:36).
-The Black Hand Warriors(Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean) d. Brandon Aarons & Jayden Fenix (14:33).
-Jack Gamble d. Elvis Aliaga in a table match (17:27).
Friday, November 20th, 2015
7:25 pm
B-Show Flood
TNA XPlosion

-Commentators: Josh Mathews & Jeremy Borash.
-Brutus Magnus d. Robbie Eckos with the King's Lynn Cloverleaf (5:34 aired).
-Ken Anderson & Phil Gunner d. Mahabali/Khoya Shera & Manik; Anderson hit Shera with the Mic Check and Gunner finished with a swandive headbutt (5:43 aired).

WWE Main Event

-Commentators: Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton.
-Jimmy & Jey Uso d. Adam Rose & Brad Maddox(!) when Jimmy pinned Rose after the Headshrinker Splash (7:27 aired).
-Naomi Night(w/ "The Boss" Sasha Banks & Tamina Snuka) d. Alicia Fox(w/ Brie Bella) with the Slayomission(headscissors crucifix hold) (5:53).
-Titus O'Neil d. Heath Slater via Clash Of The Titus (6:25 aired).

WWE Superstars

-Commentators: Rich Brennan & Byron Saxton.
-Brie Bella(w/ Alicia Fox) d. Naomi Night(w/ Tamina Snuka) with the Bella Buster(X-Factor) (5:15).
-Titus O'Neil(w/ Darren Young) d. Bo Dallas with the Clash Of The Titus (5:02 aired).

TNA Classic (premiered 11/6/15)

-Phil Gunner d. The Great Senada.
-Ken Anderson d. D.J. Shiima Xion.
-Bram Cameron d. Sonjay Dutt.
-Austin Aries d. Khoya Shera.
-Montel Vontavious Porter d. Davey Richards.
-Bobby Roode fought Eric Young to a double countout.
-Rockstar Spud d. Robbie Eckos.
-Mike Knux d. Kenny King.
-Phil Gunner d. Ken Anderson.
-Bram Cameron d. Austin Aries.
-Rockstar Spud d. Mike Knux.
-Phil Gunner d. Montel Vontavious Porter.
-Bram Cameron d. Rockstar Spud by countout.
-Taryn Terrell, Brooke Tessmacher, & Rebel d. Jessicka Havok, Angelina Love, & Madison Rayne.
-Drew Galloway & Tommy "Crimson" Mercer d. Jessie Godderz d. Samuel Shaw.
-Phil Gunner d. Bram to win the tournament.
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
10:59 pm
Comedy Part 628: Hey Guys, Open-Mics Are Moving
Location: Hey Guys Comedy
Emcee: Gary Schultz
After: Chris Harris
Before: Rex & Echo Selix

Open-mics will be on the second and fifth Wednesdays of December at Hey Guys Comedy, then will be moving to every Thursday night in 2016...hopefully they'll generate more interest when they're not directly opposing the Valley Park Funny Bone open-mic shows. We got a decent little turnout for tonight's show and we each got ten minutes...I'm feeling a lot more confident that I'm capable of doing a feature-length set. It's just a matter of remembering all of that material and doing it in one shot. I wondered if a "freedom fries" reference would be too soon given current events, but it's gone over well in the past several evenings. Next week will be the two Funny Bone open-mics...wouldn't mind taking it easy for the Thanksgiving weekend, but I do have a show in Breese, IL on Friday. Hope to see you at the shows!
10:44 pm
WWE Smackdown
-Commentators: Rich Brennan, Jerry Lawler, & Booker T.
-Antonio Cesaro d. Mike Mizanin with the Crippler Crossface (0:47).
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville & The Dudley Boys(Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) d. Stardust & The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor) when Buh-Buh pinned Viktor after the Dudley Death Drop (5:29 aired).
-Tyler Breeze(w/ Summer Rae) d. Zack Ryder with the Unprettier (1:19). Dolph Ziggler made a mess of Breeze's V.I.P. area and superkicked him after the match.
-Women's Champion Charlotte Flair d. Brie Bella(w/ Alicia Fox)(non-title) with the Figure-Eight Leglock(bridging figure-four) (4:22).
-Tag Team Champion Big E Langston(w/ Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) d. Kalisto(w/ Sin Cara) after a Warrior Splash (1:18). Ryback saved the Lucha Dragons from a post-match attack.
-Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose fought Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens & U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio(w/ Zeb Colter) to a double countout (8:17 aired).
6:12 pm
TNA Impact
-Commentators: Josh Mathews & "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero.
-World Title Series: Amazing Kong d. Brooke Tessmacher after a chokeslam (6:15).
-World Title Series: X-Division Champion Tigre Uno d. Manik(non-title) with a corkscrew split-legged moonsault (6:53).
-World Title Series: Eric Young d. James Storm; the referee was bumped and Young delivered a punt to the groin from behind, followed by the piledriver for the win (5:53 aired).
-World Title Series: Mahabali Shera d. Aiden O'Shea via Skyhigh (4:50).
-World Title Series: Eli Drake d. Tommy "Crimson" Mercer with a standing armbar (5:17).
-World Title Series: King Of The Mountain Champion Bobby Roode d. Abyss(non-title) via spinebuster (9:11 aired).
-Next week: Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Aries, Davey Richards vs. Robbie Eckos, and Micah Camacho vs. Jessie Godderz. Also next week: Tigre Uno vs. Manik vs. D.J. Shiima Xion to break the tie in the X-Division Block(all three have six points). The unique format: The winner of the first decision will leave the match and the remaining two will compete until a second decision is rendered. The winners of the two falls will be the ones to advance in the Series.
12:33 am
-Commentators: Rich Brennan, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-Nia Jax d. Carmella Van Damme with the Rock Bottom and Legdrop O' Doom (2:49).
-Backstage: Alexa Bliss(w/ Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy) said she's tired of hearing about the Ironman Match...respect is fine, but she wants the NXT Women's Title. However, a referee informed her that Blake & Murphy are banned from ringside...she took that news in stride, all things considered.
-Jason Jordan & Chad Gable d. The Ascension(Konnor O'Brian & Rick Viktor) when Gable pinned Viktor with the Grand Amplitude(Jordan belly-to-back throw into Gable bridging back suplex) (6:23).
-Backstage: Tom Phillips interviewed NXT Women's Champion Bayley Rose about tonight's title defense against Alexa...she can't just steal the title, she'll have to earn it.
-Emma Tayla d. Mary Kate with the Emma Lock(inverted STF) (3:09).
-Backstage last week: Baron Corbin would like to say that it wasn't personal with Apollo Crews...but it was. He issued a challenge for NXT Takeover: London...that show is shaping up in a hurry.
-NXT Tag Team Champions Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder d. Corey Hollis & John Skyler(non-title) when Dawson pinned Skyler after the Shatter Machine(Flapjack-into-Codebreaker) (5:04). The Vaudevillains("The Artiste" Aiden English & Simon Gotch) will get their rematch for the Tag Titles on next week's show.
-Backstage: Tom Phillips interviewed Asuka Urai...but Dana Brooke interrupted before she could speak, challenging her to a match on next week's show. Asuka was all too happy to accept.
-On location: Samoa Joe said that he wasn't allowed in the building due to the tense situation between him and NXT Champion Finn Bálor...they sign the contract on next week's show for the title match at NXT Takeover: London.
-Bayley Rose d. Alexa Bliss with the Belly-To-Bayley Hugplex to retain the NXT Women's Title (8:24 aired). After the match, Bayley's celebration was interrupted by Eva Marie...she said she was getting the next title shot on next week's show.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
11:16 pm
Comedy Part 627: Jacobsmeyer's II-Electric Boogaloo
Location: Jacobsmeyer's Tavern in Granite City
Emcee: Mike McGuire
After: Jim Scariot
Before: Greg McClintock

Darin Duffin asked me to do this comedy showcase, so I performed in front of a somewhat sparse audience...the mic volume was turned up REALLY high, so I had to adjust my tone to compensate. I'm not sure how much time I did, but I had my notebook on stage so I probably relied on it too much to remember jokes. The rest of the show lineup consisted of Larry Greene, Josh Miller, Kathy Zeman, and Landon Meyer...good times. Next up for me: Open-mic at Hey Guys Comedy tomorrow night!
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