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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
12:25 am
This week in wrestling
WWE(www.wwe.com)

NXT this week has:
-Shinsuke Nakamura/Bobby Roode Contract Signing
-Roderick Strong vs. Steve Cutler
-Ember Moon vs. Liv Morgan
-Kennadi Brink vs. Nikki Cross

Main Event this week has:
-Darren Young vs. Epico Colon
-Alicia Fox vs. Dana Brooke

The Royal Rumble is on Sunday 1/29:
-30-Man Royal Rumble
-A.J. Styles vs. John Cena - WWE Title
-Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns - Universal Title - Chris Jericho In Cage Above Ring
-Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley Rose - Raw Women's Title
-Rich Swann vs. Adrian Neville - Cruiserweight Title

TNA(www.tnawrestling.com)

Impact this Thursday has:
-Rosemary Rush vs. Mia "Jade" Yim - Women's Title Monster's Ball Match
-Moose vs. Drew Galloway - Grand Title
-Race For The Case Match: Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Trevor Lee, Eli Drake, Mike Bennett, Mahabali Shera, Jessie Godderz, Tyrus Clay, Eddie Kingston, Bram Cameron, Crazzy Steve
-Robbie Eckos & Horn Swoggle vs. Aron Rex & Rockstar Spud
-Brooke Tessmacher vs. Deonna Purrazzo

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

ROH TV this week has:
-Marty Scurll vs. Jonathan Gresham
-Yujiro Kushida vs. Will Ospreay vs. Dragon Lee

Next show is Friday 2/3 in San Antonio, TX:
-The Motor City Machinguns(Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley), Jay White, & Lio Rush vs. Adam Cole, The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson), & "Hangman" Adam Page
-Matt Taven & The Kingdom(Vinny Marseglia & T.K. O'Ryan) vs. War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) & Jax Dane - Six-Man Tag Team Titles
-Donovan Dijak vs. Cody Rhodes
-Jay Lethal vs. Bobby Fish vs. Dalton Castle
-The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) vs. Keith Lee & Shane Taylor
-The Tempura Boyz(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) vs. The Addiction(Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

ROH has a show on Saturday 2/4 in Dallas, TX:
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. The Briscoe Brothers(Jay & Mark) - Tag Team Titles - Best-Of-Three-Falls Match (First Fall Pinfall-Only, Second Fall Lucha Tag Rules, Third Fall No-DQ)
-The Addiction(Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) vs. Adam Cole & Cody Rhodes
-Matt Taven & The Kingdom(Vinny Marseglia & T.K. O'Ryan) vs. The Motor City Machineguns(Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) & Jay White - Six-Man Tag Team Titles
-Jay Lethal vs. "Hangman" Adam Page
-Dalton Castle vs. Donovan Dijak
-Bobby Fish vs. Lio Rush

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

NJPW On AXS this Friday has:
-Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

New Beginning In Sapporo is on Sunday 2/5:
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki - IWGP Heavyweight Title
-Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Great Bash Heel(Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) vs. The Killer Elite Squad(Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) - IWGP Tag Team Titles
-Hirooki Goto vs. Juice Robinson - NEVER Openweight Title
-Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) vs. Suzuki-Gun(TAKA Michinoku & Taichi) - IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles
-Michael Elgin, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Manabu Nakanishi, & Dragon Lee vs. Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Seiya Senada, & Bushi
-Yoshi-Hashi vs. Takashi Iizuka
-Katsuyori Shibata, Jushin Liger, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Will Ospreay, Gedo, & Jado
-Yuji Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yoshi Tatsu, David Finlay, & Henare
-Yujiro Kushida & Hirai Kawato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
New Beginning In Osaka is on Saturday 2/11:
-Tetsuya Naito vs. Michael Elgin - IWGP Intercontinental Title
-Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title
-Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Great Bash Heel(Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) vs. The Killer Elite Squad(Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) - IWGP Tag Team Titles
-Katsuyori Shibata vs. Will Ospreay - Revolution Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title
-Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Manabu Nanakishi vs. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Seiya Senada, & Bushi - NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles
-Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku, & Taichi
-Jushin Liger, Juice Robinson, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Gedo, & Jaco
-Yujiro Kushida, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Satoshi Kojima vs. Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & El Desperado
-Yoshi Tatsu & Hirai Kawato vs. David Finlay & Henare

LUCHA UNDERGROUND(www.luchaunderground.com)

Season 3 of Lucha Underground will resume in the summer:
-Johnny Mundo vs. Willie Mack - Heavyweight Title "All Night Long" Match

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NATIONAL WRASSLIN' LEAGUE(www.nwleague.com)

Next show is Saturday 1/21 in Kansas City, KS:
-Ken Dharma & Niles Plonk vs. Royal Blood(Jet & Jax Royal)

NWL has a show on Thursday 1/26 in St. Louis, MO.

DPW(www.dynamoprowrestling.com)

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

SICW(www.sicw.org)

Next show is Saturday 1/21 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Ron Powers & Marc Houston vs. Attila Khan & Chris Hargas
-Flash Flanagan vs. Dave Vaughn

MMWA(www.southbroadwayac.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/11 in St. Louis, MO.

PWCS(www.pwcswrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 1/21 in Alton, IL featuring the St. Louis Invitational Tournament:
-Davey Vega vs. Mat Fitchett - Gateway Heritage Title
-Colt Cabana vs. Danny Adams - Tournament Round 1
-Gary Jay vs. Everett Connors- Tournament Round 1
-Makaze vs. Alexandre Rudolph - Tournament Round 1
-Paco Gonzalez vs. Jason Roberts - Tournament Round 1
-Michael Elgin vs. Sean Orleans
-Evan Gelistico & Austin Blackburn vs. The Carnies(Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful)

GLORY PRO WRESTLING(https://twitter.com/glorypro2017)

First show is Sunday 2/19 in Alton, IL:
-Matt Riddle vs. Michael Elgin - Progress Wrestling Atlas Title
-Danny Adams vs. Ethan Page
-Tyson Dux vs. Curt Stallion
-Paco Gonzalez vs. Kobe Durst
-Space Monkey vs. Brother Reed vs. Mat Fitchett vs. Jason Roberts vs. Gary Jay vs. Davey Vega
-Brandon Espinosa vs. Sean Orleans
-Jason Kincaid vs. Everett Connors

Glory Pro has a show on Sunday 5/7 in Alton, IL:
-Michael Elgin vs. Pentagon Jr.

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

Next show is Saturday 2/18 in Warsaw, MO.

WLW(www.harleyrace.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/4 in Troy, MO:
-Heavyweight Title Tournament

WLW has a show on Saturday 3/11 in Troy, MO:
-Appearing: Kurt Angle

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

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

STRIDE PRO WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/Cmaprowrestling/)

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

WRESTLING OVER EVERYTHING(woe-wrestling.webnode.com)

Next show is Sunday 2/12 in Swansea, IL.

PRO WRESTLING RESURGENCE(www.facebook.com/ProWrestlingResurgence)

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

CENTRAL STATES CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING(nwaccw.x10.bz)

Next show is Saturday 2/11 in Lebanon, MO:
-Jay Howard vs. Karim Brigante - NWA Missouri Title
-Deven Spade vs. Mitch Johnson - NWA Central States Title
-Miss Monica Passeri vs. Wyldefyre

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

Next show is Saturday 2/11 in Jerseyville, IL.

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

Next show is Saturday 3/18 in Eldon, MO:
-Superstar Steve Fender vs. "Iceman" Howard Moritz - Heavyweight Title
-Cousin Gator vs. The Math Magician - Midwest Pop Con Title

CCW(www.capewrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 1/28 in Cape Girardeau, MO:
-Brandon Barbwire vs. Hollis Giroux - Heavyweight Title Cage Match
-Austin Lane & Little Bit vs. Billy Hills & Sarah Summers
-Davey Richards vs. Tony Kozina
-Jason Vaughn vs. Dale Tucker
-The Blaster vs. Cody Wilson

CCW has a show on Saturday 4/22 in Cape Girardeau, MO:
-Joey Ryan vs. Davey Vega
-Appearing: Jeff Cobb

3XW(www.3xwrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 2/10 in Des Moines, IA:
-Marek Brave vs. Nate Redwing - Heavyweight & Pur Wrestling Titles
-Supafli & Sentai vs. The Bayside Bruisers(Jaysin Strife & J.C. Slater) - Tag Team Titles
-Duke Cornell vs. Zach Thompson
-Lars Metzger vs. Rory Fox

WARRIOR'S CODE WRESTLING(https://www.facebook.com/warriorscodewrestling1)

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

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

Next show is Friday 1/27 in San Antonio, TX:
-Tracy Williams & Fred Yehi vs. Timothy Thatcher & Jeff Cobb - Tag Team Titles
-Chris Hero vs. Keith Lee
-Matt Riddle vs. A.C.H.
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ethan Page
-Jason Kincaid vs. Dustin Taylor
-Peter Kaasa vs. Jaka

EVOLVE has a show on Saturday 1/28 in San Antonio, TX:
-Timothy Thatcher vs. Jeff Cobb - Heavyweight Title
-Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
-Matt Riddle vs. Dustin Taylor - No-DQ Match
-Tracey Williams vs. Laredo Kid
-A.C.H. vs. Fred Yehi

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/18 in Reseda, CA:
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chuck Taylor - Heavyweight Title
-Sami Callihan & Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) vs. Adam Cole & The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson)
-Cody Rhodes vs. Trevor Lee
-Matt Riddle & Jeff Cobb vs. Michael Elgin & Brian Cage
-Rey Fenix vs. Trent Barreta
-Jay White vs. Marty Scurll
-Ricochet vs. Lio Rush

CHIKARA(www.chikarapro.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/4 in Philadelphia, PA (National Pro Wrestling Day).

WHY WE WRESTLE(www.facebook.com/ThisIsWhyWeWrestle)

Next show is Saturday 1/28 in Cornelia, GA:
-The Monarcy(Prince Apollo & Black Baron) vs. Jacob Ashworth & Stryknyhn - Tag Team Titles
-Odinson vs. Billy Buck

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Next show is Saturday 4/22 in Philadelphia, PA.

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 4/1 in Orlando, FL.

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

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

IWA MID-SOUTH(iwamidsouthwrestling.webs.com)

Next show is Thursday 1/19 in Jeffersonville, IN:
-John Wayne Murdoch vs. Dave Crist - Heavyweight Title
-Myron Reed vs. Jake Crist vs. Trey Miguel vs. Zachary Wentz - Opportunity-In-A-Box Ladder Match
-Shane Mercer vs. J.J. Garrett
-Aaron Williams vs. Bret Havoc
-Zodiak vs. Idol Heinze
-Mance Warner vs. Teddy King
-Jake Garvin vs. Ray Waddell

AAW(www.aawrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 1/20 in Merrionette Park, IL:
-Eddie Kingston & Homicide vs. Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) - Cage Match
-Michael Elgin & Brian Cage vs. A.C.H. & Rey Fenix
-Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett vs. The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) - Tag Team Titles
-Mercedes Martinez vs. Angelina Love

ACW(www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com)

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

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, January 16th, 2017
11:09 pm
WWE Raw
-Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-R.I.P. Superfly Jimmy Snuka.
-Enzo Amore & "Big Cass" Colin Cassady d. Alexander Rusev & Jinder Mahal(w/ Lana Perry-Rusev); Enzo pinned Mahal after he and Cass hit the Bada Boom Shakalaka(Rocket Launcher) (5:03 aired).
-Ariya Daivari d. Lince Dorado with the cobra stretch (2:13); Austin Aries & "The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher did commentary.
-The Bullet Club(Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) d. Raw Tag Team Champions Antonio Cesaro & Sheamus O'Shaunessy by disqualification. Sheamus accidentally hit the referee at one point, leading to Anderson & Gallows dumping Sheamus out of the ring; Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer(double-team elevated neckbreaker) and a second referee ran in to count three, but the original official recovered to make the final decision (9:36 aired).
-Cruiserweight Champion "The Outlandish" Rich Swann vs. Tony Nese(non-title) never started as "The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville attacked Swann.
-Big E Langston(w/ Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) d. Titus O'Neil with the Big Ending (joined in progress; 4:59 aired).
-Cedric Alexander d. "The" Brian Kendrick with the Lumbar Check(belly-to-back double-knee backbreaker) (4:42); Austin Aries did commentary. Alicia Fox made an appearance to cheer for Cedric, but he didn't want her help and walked away from her after the match.
-First entry into the WWE Hall Of Fame's 2017 class: Kurt Angle.
-Universal Champion Kevin Owens, U.S. Champion Chris Jericho, & Braun Strowman d. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, & Sami Zayn when Strowman pinned Zayn after the running powerslam (joined in progress; 10:26 aired). The fight continued afterwards, ending with Owens powerbombing Reigns through the broadcast table.
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
4:21 pm
WWE United Kingdom Title Tournament-Day 2
-Commentators: Michael Cole & Nigel McGuinness.
-Pete Dunne d. Sam Gradwell after a bodyslam into the turnbuckles. Dunne dropped Gradwell with the Bitter End(pumphandle Flatliner) after the bell.
-Mark Andrews d. Joseph Conners via shooting star press.
-Wolfgang Young d. Trent Seven after the Howling(swanton bomb) onto Seven's back.
-Tyler Bate d. Jordan Devlin with the Tylerdriver '97(tigerdriver).
-Pete Dunne d. Mark Andrews with the Bitter End.
-Tyler Bate d. Wolfgang Young with the Tylerdriver '97. Pete Dunne attacked Bate after the match and S. William Regal forcibly escorted Dunne to the backstage area.
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville d. Tommy End with the Red Arrow(corkscrew shooting star press).
-Tyler Bate d. Pete Dunne with the Tylerdriver '97 to become the first United Kingdom Champion.
1:56 pm
Saturday MMWA Results From St. Louis, MO
Credit to Ben Simon:

-Garrett Shanks d. Damion Cortess after IT'S THE BIG FOOT (3:23).
-Heavyweight Title Series: J-Mal Swagg d. Moondog Rover by DQ when Moondog hit Swagg with his bone (6:52).
-A.J. Williams d. Flaming Freddie Fury with the superkick (2:44).
-Heavyweight Title Series: Barackus d. Brandon Espinosa with the clawhold chokeslam to win the MWR Missouri Title (10:47).
-Deacon Cash d. Varik Morgan when the referee stopped the match due to a leg injury to Morgan (5:42). Commissioner Jim Harris ruled that the Cruiserweight Title would remain vacant since Cash damaged Morgan's leg before the opening bell.
-Heavyweight Title Series: "The" Ace Hawkins d. "2.0" Da'Marius Jones by DQ when Brandon Espinosa attacked Hawkins (10:39).
-Gauntlet Match: Leone Mephisto d. "The Enforcer" Jimmy D after a DDT; Leone Mephisto d. B.T. Daramola after the Air Raid Crash; The Big Texan d. Leone Mephisto by countout (7:12).
-"Da Bomb" Brian James d. "Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson in a lumberjack match after Leone Mephisto hit Jackson with a chair (7:56).
12:05 pm
Weekend wrestling
Stride Pro Wrestling Unleashed-Episode 1

-Farmer Billy Hills d. Kyle Pipher via lariat (3:55, plus a few minutes of fighting on the floor before the opening bell).
-Damage Inc.(Ax Allwardt & Scott Phoenix)(w/ J. Wellington Beauregard) d. Nate Brag & J.D. Wilk; Ax hit Brag with a piledriver and put Phoenix on top for the three-count (6:12).
-Dexter Roswell(w/ Bodyguard) vs. El Magnifico never officially started as Roswell and his bodyguard double-teamed Magnifico; El Fabuloso made the save and it became an impromptu tag match.
-El Magnifico & El Fabuloso d. The D.R. Party(Dexter Roswell & Bodyguard) when Fabuloso pinned Bodyguard with a tornado sunset flip (10:14). The D.R. Party laid out the referee afterwards with a running powerslam by Bodyguard and a headlock driver by Roswell.

ROH TV

-Commentators: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness.
-Donovan Dijak, Jay White, & Lio Rush d. The All Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus) & Caprice Coleman; Rush pinned Coleman after a moonsault by Dijak (6:43 aired).
-Cody Rhodes d. Steve Corino(w/ B.J. Whitmer, Kevin Sullivan, & "The Punishment" Damian Martinez) after a kick to the groin behind the referee's back, followed by a Beautiful Disaster kick and Dusty-style jumping elbowdrop (5:42 aired). Jay Lethal saved Corino from a post-match attack, leading into the next match.
-Decade Of Excellence Tournament: Jay Lethal d. Jushin "Thunder" Liger with the Lethal Injection(rope-handspring Cutter) (8:03 aired).
-Next week: Marty Scurll vs. Jonathan Gresham, plus Yujiro Kushida vs. Will Ospreay vs. Dragon Lee.

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentator: Drew Abbenhaus.
-Bobby D d. The Big Texan by DQ when Texan hit Bobby with a chair.
-"Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One" Gary Jackson & "Your Canadian Hero" Sean Vincent d. "Volatile" Curtis Wylde & "Unstable" Dave Vaughn(w/ Wyldefyre) after Moondog Rover came out to ringside, causing a distraction that led to Vincent rolling up Wylde for the pin.
-Flashback to the 1950s: "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers(w/ Bobby Davis) d. Abe Jacobs with the figure-four leglock; Haystacks Calhoun did commentary and saved Jacobs from a post-match attack.
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
4:01 pm
WWE United Kingdom Title Tournament-Day 1
-Commentators: Michael Cole & Nigel McGuinness.
-Trent Seven d. H.C. Dyer with a windup short-arm lariat.
-Jordan Devlin d. Danny Burch after a spinning enzuigiri. Devlin shook Burch's hand after the match, but then superkicked him.
-Sam Gradwell d. Saxon Huxley with a swandive headbutt.
-Pete Dunne d. Roy Johnson with the Bitter End(pumphandle Flatliner).
-Wolfgang Young d. Tyson T-Bone after a swanton bomb.
-Joseph Conners d. James Drake with the Don't Look Down(cradle Flatliner).
-Mark Andrews d. Dan Moloney with the shooting star press.
-Tyler Bate d. Tucker Gallagher with the tigerdriver.
-Quarterfinals: Trent Seven vs. Wolfgang Young, Jordan Devlin vs. Tyler Bate, Sam Gradwell vs. Pete Dunne, and Joseph Conners vs. Mark Andrews.
1:35 am
Main Event + NJPW
WWE Main Event

-Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Austin Aries.
-"The" Brian Kendrick d. Mustafa Ali with the Captain's Hook(grounded chinlock submission hold) (4:55).
-The Shining Stars(Primo & Epico Colon) d. Darren Young & Sin Cara(w/ Bob Backlund) when Epico rolled up Sin Cara (6:14 aired).

NJPW On AXS

-Commentators: Jim Ross & Josh Barnett.
-"The Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada(w/ Gedo) d. "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega with the Rainmaker(windup short-arm lariat) to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
1:10 am
Weekend show results
Thursday IWA-MS results from Jeffersonville, IN:

-Aidan Blackhart d. Jordan James.
-Jake Garin d. Zodiak.
-Myron Reed won a four-way match with Bret Havoc, Corey Storm, and Teddy King.
-Aaron Williams d. Zachary Wentz.
-Shane Mercer d. Trey Miguel.
-Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) d. Mance Warner & Ray Waddell.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Derek Neal to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Friday SHINE results from Ybor City, FL:

-Su Yung won a four-corner match with Jessie Belle Smothers, Jayme Jameson, & Angel Rose.
-Malia Hosaka d. Brandi Lauren.
-Xandra Bale d. Aerial Monroe.
-Candy Cartwright d. Leva Bates.
-Rachael Ellering d. Laurel Van Ness.
-Santana Garrett & Raquel Castrovinci won a triple threat match with Las Sicarias(Thea Trinidad & Amanda Rodriguez) and C-4(Amber O'Neal-Gallows & Kennadi Brink) to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Lufisto won a triple threat match with Allysin Kay and Mercedes Martinez to win the vacant SHINE Title. (Ivelisse Velez had to forfeit the belt due to injury.)

Saturday ROH results from Atlanta, GA:

-John Skyler won a four-corner match with Slim J, Matt Sells, and Raphael King.
-The Tempura Boyz(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) won a triple threat match with Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara and Coast 2 Coast(Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali).
-Marty Scurll d. Juice Robinson to retain the T.V. Title.
-Decade Of Excellence Tournament: Jay Briscoe d. Jay Lethal.
-War Machine(Todd Hanson & Raymond Rowe) fought B.J. Whitmer & Damian Martinez to a double countout.
-Six-Man Tag Team Champions Matt Taven & The Kingdom(Vinny Marseglia & T.K. O'Ryan) d. Corey Hollis, John Skyler, & Joseph Agau in a non-title match.
-The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) d. The Tempura Boyz(Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu) to retain the Tag Team Titles.
-Donovan Dijak won a six-way match with Jonathan Gresham, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Jay White, and Lio Rush.
-Kelly Klein & Kennadi Brink d. Sumie Sakai & Faye Jackson.
-Adam Page d. Matt Sells.
-Jay Lethal & Bobby Fish d. Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole & Cody Rhodes.
-Mark Briscoe d. Salvatore Rinauro.
-The All Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus) & Caprice Coleman d. Dalton Castle & The Boys(Brandon & Brent Tate).
-Silas Young d. Bull James.
-Colt Cabana d. The Boys(Brandon & Brent Tate) in a handicap match.
-Decade Of Excellence Tournament: Christopher Daniels d. Jay Briscoe.

Saturday WWW results from Cornelia, GA:

-Billy Buck d. Supernatural.
-Odinson d. Sam Cooper.
-Bobby Moore & Adryan Hawkins d. The Lynch Mob(Matt & Joey Lynch).
-Rock 'N' Roll Rock-C d. Black Widow.
-Brad Cash d. Joey Sparks.
-Jacob Ashworth & Stryknyn d. Kevin Blue & Chris Spectra by DQ.

Saturday IWA-MS results from Memphis, IN:

-Jake Garvin d. Gary Jay.
-Zodiak d. C.J. Shine.
-Corey Storm won a triple threat match with Danny Adams and Matt Kenway.
-Myron Reed d. Jake Parnell.
-Aidan Blackhart d. Ram Jam.
-J.J. Garrett d. Bret Havoc.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Mance Warner to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Sunday ACW results from Austin, TX:

-Donnie Giovanni d. Richard Reason.
-Mad Tigre d. Wade Olson.
-Tank Engine Thomas, Reggie Lincoln, & Christi Jaynes d. Taylor Jett, Skylar Fadden, & Allie Kat.
-Mr. B d. Jeff Gant in a street fight.
-Jake Garvin won a four-way dance with Graham Bell, Marcus Rose, and Johnny Axxle.
-The Hooligans won a four-way dance with The Fu-Tang Clan(Scotty Santiago & Shigeyuki Kawahara), The Lords Of Seduction(Cherry Ramons & Dominic Dallas Starr), and D.G. & Zac Taylor.
-Leva Bates d. Jack Jameson in an I Quit Match.
-Tag Team Champion Masada d. Alexandre Rudolph.
-Ricky Starks d. Darin Childs to win the T.V. Title.
-Angel Blue d. Sage Sin to retain the Joshi Title.
-Ruthless Lala won a three-way dance with Michael Shafter and Ethan Daniels.
-Sky DeLacrimosa d. Jason Silver in a "Fight To The Death Match".
-Jojo Bravo d. Curt Stallion to win the Heavyweight Title.
Friday, January 13th, 2017
4:09 pm
TNA Impact
-Commentators: Josh Mathews & "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero.
-Bobby Lashley d. Ethan Carter III in a last-man-standing match; EC3 got Lashley in a sleeper on the ring apron, but Lashley fell back off the apron to drive Carter through two tables. Lashley won after that by reaching his feet before the ten-count while EC3 remained down (12:36 aired).
-The Decay(Abyss & Crazzy Steve)(w/ Women's Champion Rosemary Rush) fought The Death Crew Council(Bram Cameron & Eddie Kingston)(w/ James Storm) to a double countout (5:10).
-Braxton Sutter d. "The Miracle" Mike Bennett(w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) after Bennett was distracted by an argument between Maria and Allie Dennis, allowing Sutter to counter a piledriver attempt into a jackknife cradle for the flash pin (5:09).
-The Hardy Boys(Broken Matt & Jeff^H^H^HBrother Nero) d. The American Wolves(Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) to retain the Tag Team Titles when Jeff rolled up Richards (12:10 aired).
2:30 am
Thursday NWL Results From St. Louis, MO
-Christian Adonis(w/ Carolina Grizelda Esmeralda Rodriguez) d. Dominick Butler after Carolina's distraction allowed Adonis to knock Butler off the top rope, then finish with a cross-legged fisherman driver (6:37). (Elvis Aliaga w/ Lucy Mendez d. Jayden Fenix.) After the match, Marti Belle attempted to interview Butler but he was still dazed from the match and attempted to follow Carolina back to the dressing room area.
-NWL President Major Baisden addressed the fans and gave the details of the upcoming season...the powerpoint didn't go over quite as well on this night as it did last Saturday in Kansas City. Major moved on to the clash between the St. Louis and Kansas City teams at last Saturday's inaugural show in K.C....the Kansas City team won that night, but both members of Royal Blood pinned Todd Letterman for a fall that shouldn't have counted. That brought out Jet & Jax Royal along with Dak Draper(who had forced his way into the K.C. team in place of Blaine Meeks) to give their side of the story. Major brought out the St. Louis representatives for the night: The Blood Brothers(Davey Gibson & Matthew Grundy) and newcomer Maverick.
-Party Crasher Boulder(w/ Spike) d. August Marshall(w/ Tommy Flagg) of the Anti-Social Network with a boosted sitout powerbomb (6:18). (Mikey McFinnegan w/ Zakk Sawyers d. Austin Blackburn w/ Christian Rose.)
-"Greatness" Marcellus Gaines(w/ Drew Gold) d. "Takedown" Javy Torres after countering a flying move off the second rope with the Southpaw Shooter(knockout punch) (5:05). (Stephen Wolf w/ Greg Jovi d. Paco Gonzalez.)
-The Underground(Adam Ryan & Jackie Lee Bosch) d. The Soldiers(Dez Wellston & Neon Iverson). Bosch shoved Iverson off the top rope to the floor at one point, causing him to aggravate his previous knee injury; he had to be assisted back to the dressing room area. Wellston fought on his own against both men, but Ryan pinned him after he and Bosch hit the Insomnia Dream(back suplex/top-rope double-stomp combo) (9:07). (Danny Adams & Jake Parnell d. Mike Outlaw & Justin D'Air.)
-"Super Soul" Coco Rumble d. "The Hanover Hooligan" Jay Lutz after a Zigzag (8:47). (Sugar Dunkerton d. Gary Jay.) Lutz was substituting for "The Billion-Dollar Brother" Emmett DuBois (Dorian Victor), who claimed that he had cramps and ordered Clayton Fox (Matt Kenway) to pay someone to take his spot.
-"The All-American" Todd Letterman d. Cal Stark with a pumphandle Michinoku Driver (5:52). (Kevin Lee Davidson d. Chip Day.)
-"The Bull City Boss" Cornell Douglass d. Skyler Beckett after a heart punch (2:29). (Murder One d. Everett Connors.) After the match, Buddy Shepherd made a grand entrance and offered to "save" Beckett; the two left together.
-Maverick & The Blood Brothers(Davey Gibson & Matthew Grundy) d. "The Mile-High Magnum" Dak Draper & The Royal Blood(Jet & Jax Royal). Gibson blocked a top-rope Frankensteiner attempt by Jax and Grundy dropkicked Jax as Gibson held him upside-down; Gibson then superbombed Jax for the three-count to even the score against NWL Kansas City (16:09). (Moonshine Mantell, Davey Vega, & Mat Fitchett d. Sammy Six Guns, Logan Riegel, & Sterling Riegel.)
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
4:29 pm
Lucha Underground Season 3 Episode 19 (Midseason Finale)
-Commentators: Matt Striker & Vampiro.
-Backstage in promoter Dario Cueto's office: Dario met with Councilman Delgado about Brian Cage's receipt of the gauntlet. Dragon Azteca Jr. entered the office in no mood to make friends, demanding a death match with Matanza Cueto tonight. Cueto & Delgado were impressed by his testicular fortitude and Dario made it so.
-The commentators introduced the show, noting that the most recent "death match" in Lucha Underground was the last we had seen of King Cuerno. Vampiro issued a grim warning after last week's attack by Mil Muertes, vowing that "your time will come".
-El Texano Jr. d. Joey Ryan; Famous B & Beautiful Brenda came out in cowboy/cowgirl garb in an attempt to recruit Texano. B got into a tug-of-war with Ryan over Texano's bullrope, allowing Brenda to slip a horseshoe into the ring for Texano to KO Ryan for the win (7:03). Texano had no interest in Famous B and shoved him down, but he did give Brenda a lingering look...
-Heavyweight Champion Johnny Mundo(w/ Jack Evans & "The Darewolf" P.J. Black) enlightened the Believers in the temple. He turned his attention to top contender Willie Mack, saying that he would never last "All Night Long" with Mundo in their upcoming championship match. It didn't take long for Mack to make his appearance, beating down Mundo until Evans & Black hit the ring to un-even the odds. Mack took out Black & Evans with Stone Cold Stunners, then put the boots to Mundo until the champion called for security to restrain Mack. Mack took out the security guards with Stunners and cleared the ring as the Worldwide Underground trio went into strategic retreat mode.
-Brian "They Call Him" Cage d. Veneno(masked newcomer whose style bore a striking resemblance to that of Cortez Castro) with the Drill Claw(vertical suplex into a Fire Thunder Driver) (1:23). Cage showed more aggression with the addition of the gauntlet and even pushed the referee after the bell. After he left, Sexy Star attacked Veneno (thinking the spider-themed luchador was behind her recent spider-related troubles).
-Backstage: Prince Puma trained in preparation for his continued war with Mil Muertes and remembered the loss of his mentor Konnan. Catrina Perez stopped by his training area with some words of warning, but Puma was unfazed.
-Matanza Cueto d. Dragon Azteca Jr. in a death match; the referee stopped the match after Matanza chokeslammed Azteca off the entrance stairs and through the wooder bleachers (6:26). Rey Misterio Jr. returned to check on his protege and Matanza fought through the fans to get his hands on Rey, sparking another wild brawl. They fought to the upper deck and Matanza gained the upper hand, but he charged and Rey backdropped him over a guardrail...sending Matanza crashing through the wooden ceiling of a storage room! Dario lost his cool, ringing the bell and ordering the fans to leave the Temple IMMEDIATELY!
-Backstage: Marty "The Moth" Martinez stalked ring announcer Melissa Santos, but Mariposa captured him and tied him up with a rope...she said that The Moth had finally seen the light and Marty(despite remaining in his bonds) seemed to be happy with her approval.
-Season Three will resume in the summer with Mundo vs. Mack in an All Night Long Match for the Heavyweight Title.
2:46 am
WWE NXT
-Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & "Showtime" Percy Watson.
-Moments ago: NXT Women's Champion Asuka Urai was entering the building when she was attacked by Billie Kay & Peyton Royce.
-Billie Kay & Peyton Royce d. Sarah Bridges(Crazy Mary Dobson) & Macey Evans(fka Macey Estrella); Peyton pinned Bridges after bulldogging Bridges into Billie's knee (2:09). Billie & Peyton gloated over their previous attack, saying the title belonged to them...but an injured Asuka hit the ring in an attempt to get revenge. The numbers immediately caught up to her, but Nikki Cross ran into the ring and fought with Billie & Peyton...after running the Australian duo out of the ring, she took out Asuka with a dropkick off the second rope!
-Backstage: Nikki Cross(w/ Eric Young & Alexander Wolf) declared to an interviewer that she would take the NXT Women's Title. As they walked away, the interviewer spotted Big Damo lurking nearby...
-"The Drifter" Elias Samson d. Jonathan Cruz after an inverted swinging neckbreaker (3:26).
-Andrade "Cien" Almas d. Oney Lorcan with the hammerlock DDT (4:59). In the post-match interview, he said Lorcan was his first victim of 2017 and Roderick Strong(who eliminated him from the four-way dance a few weeks ago) would be the second.
-Earlier today: Tom Phillips did a sitdown interview with NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura about his wars with Samoa Joe and his upcoming title defense against "The Glorious" Bobby Roode.
-Do It Yourself(Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) d. The Revival(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles; Ciampa & Gargano hit their running knee strike/close-range superkick combo on both Revival members at once and Gargano pinned Dawson for the win as Ciampa covered Wilder (14:05 aired). Afterwards, Paul Ellering made a grand entrance as a feint for The Authors Of Pain(Akam Dhinsa & Rezar Selmani) to attack Ciampa & Gargano from behind.
-Backstage: General Manager S. William Regal announced that D.I.Y. would defend their Tag Team Titles against The Authors Of Pain at Takeover, plus Nakamura and Roode would have a contract signing for their NXT Title match. As the show closed, Asuka barged into Regal's office and demanded to face all three women(Billie, Peyton, and Nikki Cross) at Takeover.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
1:48 am
Smackdown, 205 Live, This Week In Wrestling
WWE Smackdown

-Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, David Otunga, & John Bradshaw Layfield.
-Nikki Bella vs. Natalya Neidhart never officially started; Natalya attacked Nikki in the backstage area, leading to the two brawling before the opening bell could even sound.
-Kalisto d. Dolph Ziggler; Ziggler delivered a dropkick and laid back for the pin attempt, but Kalisto crucifixed him on the mat for the three-count (5:00 aired). Ziggler attacked Kalisto after the match and beat him down with a chair; Apollo Crews ran in to fight with Dolph, but Dolph got the better of him and laid him out with the chair as well.
-American Alpha(Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) d. Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton(w/ Luke Harper) to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Titles; Gable ran Orton into Harper on the ring apron and pinned Orton with an O'Connor Roll (12:15 aired). Tensions between the Wyatt Family members nearly exploded, but Bray somehow made peace.
-Carmella Van Damme(w/ James Ellsworth) d. C.J. Lunde(aka Thunderkitty) with the Code Of Silence(push-up headscissors submission hold) (2:41).
-John Cena d. Baron Corbin with the F-U (7:37 aired); WWE Champion A.J. Styles did commentary.

WWE 205 Live

-Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, & Austin Aries.
-"The Scottish Supernova" Noam Dar d. Cedric Alexander(w/ Alicia Fox); Alicia randomly pulled Dar out of the way of Alexander's moonsault, leading to Dar winning after a flying roundhouse kick (12:16). Alicia slapped Dar after the match.
-Coming soon: Akira Tozawa.
-"The" Brian Kendrick d. "The Samoan Dragon" Sean Maluta with the Captain's Hook(grounded chinlock submission hold) (4:47).
-"The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher and Ariya Daivari sat down in a parley to settle their dispute...Daivari had no interest in a peaceful resolution and neither did Gallagher, who offered a contract for an "I Forfeit" Match(similar to an "I Quit" Match). As is often the case with contract signings, it broke down into a brawl between the two.
-Cruiserweight Champion "The Outlandish" Rich Swann d. "The Premiere Athlete" Tony Nese(non-title) with the spinning crescent kick (7:26). Post-match, Swann spoke his mind and that brought out "The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville...setting up a title match at the Royal Rumble.

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WWE(www.wwe.com)

NXT this week has:
-Do It Yourself(Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs. The Revival(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) - NXT Tag Team Titles
-Oney Lorcan vs. Andrade Almas
-In action: Elias Samson, Billie Kay & Peyton Royce

Main Event this week has:
-Darren Young & Sin Cara vs. The Shining Stars(Primo & Epico Colon)
-Mustafa Ali vs. Brian Kendrick

The WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament takes place on Friday 1/13 and Saturday 1/14 on the WWE Network:
-Tyler Bate vs. Tucker - Tournament Round 1
-Jordan Devlin vs. Danny Burch - Tournament Round 1
-Trent Seven vs. J.C. Dyer - Tournament Round 1
-Wolfgang vs. Tyson T-Bone - Tournament Round 1
-Mark Andrews vs. Dan Moloney - Tournament Round 1
-James Drake vs. Joseph Conners - Tournament Round 1
-Pete Dunne vs. Roy Johnson - Tournament Round 1
-Saxon Huxley vs. Sam Gradwell - Tournament Round 1

The Royal Rumble is on Sunday 1/29:
-30-Man Royal Rumble
-A.J. Styles vs. John Cena - WWE Title
-Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns - Universal Title - Chris Jericho In Cage Above Ring
-Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley Rose - Raw Women's Title
-Rich Swann vs. Adrian Neville - Cruiserweight Title

TNA(www.tnawrestling.com)

Impact this Thursday has:
-The Hardy Boys(Matt & Jeff) vs. The American Wolves(Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) - Tag Team Titles
-Ethan Carter III vs. Bobby Lashley - Last-Man-Standing Match
-The Decay(Abyss & Crazzy Steve) vs. The Death Crew Council(Bram Cameron & Eddie Kingston)
-Robbie Eckos & Horn Swoggle vs. Aron Rex & Rockstar Spud
-Braxton Sutter vs. Mike Bennett

RING OF HONOR(www.rohwrestling.com)

ROH TV this week has:
-Jay Lethal vs. Jushin Liger - Decade Of Excellence Tournament
-Donovan Dijak, Lio Rush, & Jay White vs. The All-Night Express(Kenny King & Rhett Titus) & Caprice Coleman

Next show is Saturday 1/14 in Atlanta, GA:
-Kyle O'Reilly & Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole & Cody Rhodes
-Marty Scurll vs. Juice Robinson - T.V. Title
-Bobby Fish vs. Colt Cabana
-Sumie Sakai & Faye Jackson vs. Kelly Klein & Kennadi Brink

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

New Beginning In Sapporo is on Sunday 2/5:
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki - IWGP Heavyweight Title
-Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Great Bash Heel(Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) vs. The Killer Elite Squad(Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) - IWGP Tag Team Titles
-Hirooki Goto vs. Juice Robinson - NEVER Openweight Title
-Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) vs. Suzuki-Gun(TAKA Michinoku & Taichi) - IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles
-Michael Elgin, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Manabu Nakanishi, & Dragon Lee vs. Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Seiya Senada, & Bushi
-Yoshi-Hashi vs. Takashi Iizuka
-Katsuyori Shibata, Jushin Liger, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Will Ospreay, Gedo, & Jado
-Yuji Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yoshi Tatsu, David Finlay, & Henare
-Yujiro Kushida & Hirai Kawato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
New Beginning In Osaka is on Saturday 2/11:
-Tetsuya Naito vs. Michael Elgin - IWGP Intercontinental Title
-Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title
-Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Great Bash Heel(Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) vs. The Killer Elite Squad(Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) - IWGP Tag Team Titles
-Katsuyori Shibata vs. Will Ospreay - Revolution Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title
-Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Manabu Nanakishi vs. Takaaki "Evil" Watanabe, Seiya Senada, & Bushi - NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles
-Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi Vice(Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta) vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku, & Taichi
-Jushin Liger, Juice Robinson, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Gedo, & Jaco
-Yujiro Kushida, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Satoshi Kojima vs. Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & El Desperado
-Yoshi Tatsu & Hirai Kawato vs. David Finlay & Henare

LUCHA UNDERGROUND(www.luchaunderground.com)

Wednesday's episode has:
-El Texano Jr. vs. Joey Ryan

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NATIONAL WRASSLIN' LEAGUE(www.nwleague.com)

Next show is Thursday 1/12 in St. Louis, MO(Casa Loma Ballroom).

NWL has a show on Saturday 1/21 in Kansas City, KS.

DPW(www.dynamoprowrestling.com)

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

SICW(www.sicw.org)

Next show is Saturday 1/21 in East Carondelet, IL:
-Ron Powers & Marc Houston vs. Attila Khan & Chris Hargas

MMWA(www.southbroadwayac.com)

Next show is Saturday 1/14 in St. Louis, MO:
-Gary Jackson vs. Brian James - Lumberjack Match
-Brandon Espinosa vs. Barackus - Heavyweight Title Series
-Ace Hawkins vs. Da'Marius Jones - Heavyweight Title Series
-Moondog Rover vs. J-Mal Swagg - Heavyweight Title Series
-Varik Morgan vs. Deacon Cash - For The Vacant Cruiserweight Title
-Flaming Freddie Fury vs. A.J. Williams
-Garrett Shanks vs. Damion Cortess

PWCS(www.pwcswrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 1/21 in Alton, IL featuring the St. Louis Invitational Tournament:
-Davey Vega vs. Mat Fitchett - Gateway Heritage Title
-Colt Cabana vs. Danny Adams - Tournament Round 1
-Gary Jay vs. Everett Connors- Tournament Round 1
-Makaze vs. Alexandre Rudolph - Tournament Round 1
-Paco Gonzalez vs. Jason Roberts - Tournament Round 1
-Evan Gelistico & Austin Blackburn vs. The Carnies(Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful)
-Michael Elgin vs. Sean Orleans

GLORY PRO WRESTLING(https://twitter.com/glorypro2017)

First show is Sunday 2/19 in Alton, IL:
-Michael Elgin vs. Matt Riddle
-Danny Adams vs. Ethan Page
-Tyson Dux vs. Curt Stallion
-Paco Gonzalez vs. Kobe Durst
-Space Monkey vs. Brother Reed vs. Mat Fitchett vs. Jason Roberts vs. Gary Jay vs. Davey Vega
-Brandon Espinosa vs. Sean Orleans
-Jason Kincaid vs. Everett Connors

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

Next show is Saturday 2/18 in Warsaw, MO.

WLW(www.harleyrace.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/4 in Troy, MO:
-Heavyweight Title Tournament

WLW has a show on Saturday 3/11 in Troy, MO:
-Appearing: Kurt Angle

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

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

STRIDE PRO WRESTLING(www.facebook.com/Cmaprowrestling/)

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

WRESTLING OVER EVERYTHING(woe-wrestling.webnode.com)

Next show is Sunday 2/12 in Swansea, IL.

PRO WRESTLING RESURGENCE(www.facebook.com/ProWrestlingResurgence)

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

CENTRAL STATES CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING(nwaccw.x10.bz)

Next show is Saturday 2/11 in Lebanon, MO:
-Jay Howard vs. Karim Brigante - NWA Missouri Title
-Deven Spade vs. Mitch Johnson - NWA Central States Title
-Miss Monica Passeri vs. Wyldefyre

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

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

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

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

CCW(www.capewrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 1/28 in Cape Girardeau, MO:
-Brandon Barbwire vs. Hollis Giroux - Heavyweight Title Cage Match
-Austin Lane & Little Bit vs. Billy Hills & Sarah Summers
-Davey Richards vs. Tony Kozina
-Jason Vaughn vs. Dale Tucker
-The Blaster vs. Cody Wilson

WARRIOR'S CODE WRESTLING(https://www.facebook.com/warriorscodewrestling1)

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

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

Next show is Friday 1/27 in San Antonio, TX:
-Tracy Williams & Fred Yehi vs. Timothy Thatcher & Jeff Cobb - Tag Team Titles
-Matt Riddle vs. A.C.H.
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ethan Page
-Jason Kincaid vs. Dustin Taylor

EVOLVE has a show on Saturday 1/28 in San Antonio, TX:
-Timothy Thatcher vs. Jeff Cobb - Heavyweight Title
-Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

PRO WRESTLING GUERRILLA(www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/18 in Reseda, CA:
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chuck Taylor - Heavyweight Title
-Sami Callihan & Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) vs. Adam Cole & The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson)
-Cody Rhodes vs. Trevor Lee
-Matt Riddle & Jeff Cobb vs. Michael Elgin & Brian Cage
-Rey Fenix vs. Trent Barreta
-Jay White vs. Marty Scurll
-Ricochet vs. Lio Rush

CHIKARA(www.chikarapro.com)

Next show is Saturday 2/4 in Philadelphia, PA (National Pro Wrestling Day).

WHY WE WRESTLE(www.facebook.com/ThisIsWhyWeWrestle)

Next show is Saturday 1/14 in Cornelia, GA:
-Jacob Ashworth & Stryknyn vs. Kevin Blue & Billy Buck
-The Lynch Mob(Matt & Joey Lynch) vs. Bobby Moore & Adryan Hawkins

HOUSE OF HARDCORE(www.houseofhardcore.net)

Next show is Saturday 4/22 in Philadelphia, PA.

SHIMMER(www.shimmerwrestling.com)

Next show is Saturday 4/1 in Orlando, FL.

SHINE(www.shinewrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 1/13 in Ybor City, FL:
-Ivelisse Velez vs. Lufisto - SHINE Title
-Santana Garrett & Raquel Castrovinci vs. Las Sicarias(Thea Trindad & Amanda Rodriguez) vs. C-4(Amber O'Neal-Gallows & Kennadi Brink) - Tag Team Titles

IWA MID-SOUTH(iwamidsouthwrestling.webs.com)

Next show is Thursday 1/12 in Jeffersonville, IN:
-John Wayne Murdoch vs. Derek Neal - Heavyweight Title
-Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) vs. The Players' Club(Ray Waddell & Mance Warner)
-Johnathan Wolf vs. Jake Garvin - Falls-Count-Anywhere Match
-Myron Reed vs. Corey Storm vs. Teddy King vs. Bret Havoc - Opportunity-In-A-Box Match
-Trey Miguel vs. Shane Mercer
-Zachary Wentz vs. Aaron Williams

IWA-MS has a show on Saturday 1/14 in Memphis, IN.

AAW(www.aawrestling.com)

Next show is Friday 1/20 in Merrionette Park, IL:
-Eddie Kingston & Homicide vs. Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) - Cage Match
-Mercedes Martinez vs. Angelina Love

ACW(www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com)

Next show is Sunday 1/15 in Austin, TX:
-Curt Stallion vs. Jojo Bravo - Heavyweight Title
-Darin Childs vs. Ricky Starks - T.V. Title
-Jack Jameson vs. Steve O. Reno - I Quit Match
-Angel Blue vs. Sage Sin - Joshi Title
-Masada & Killah Kash vs. The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. Scotty Santiago & Shigeyuki Kawahara vs. Zac & D.G. Taylor - Tag Team Titles
-Jason Silver vs. Sky DeLacrimosa - "Fight To The Death" Match
-Jeff Gant vs. Mr. B - Street Fight

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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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
1:31 am
Raw + XPlosion
WWE Raw

-Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, & Corey Graves.
-Roman Reigns vs. Universal Champion Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho for the U.S. Title never officially started as Braun Strowman came out and brawled with Reigns.
-Seth Rollins fought Braun Strowman to a double countout (8:03 aired).
-"The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher d. Drew Gulak with the corner dropkick (3:13); Austin Aries did commentary.
-"Big Cass" Colin Cassady(w/ Enzo Amore & Shawn Michaels) d. Jinder Mahal(w/ Alexander Rusev & Lana Perry-Rusev) after the Empire Elbowdrop (joined in progress; 3:11 aired); Michaels superkicked Rusev when he tried to interfere.
-"The Man That Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville d. Lince Dorado with the Rings Of Saturn (2:58); Aries did commentary. Cruiserweight Champion "The Outlandish" Rich Swann saved Dorado from a post-match attack.
-Raw Tag Team Champion Sheamus O'Shaunessy d. Luke Gallows with the Brogue Kick (7:08 aired); Antonio Cesaro & Karl Anderson did commentary.
-Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax d. "The Boss" Sasha Banks & Bayley Rose when Nia pinned Bayley after the Legdrop O' Doom (5:18 aired).
-Kofi Kingston(w/ Big E Langston & Xavier Woods) d. Titus O'Neil via Trouble In Paradise (3:33).
-Universal Champion Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho d. Roman Reigns in a handicap match with Reigns' U.S. Title on the line; Owens powerbombed Reigns into the ring apron and Jericho got the pin after the Codebreaker to win the U.S. Title (8:15).
-On 205 Live: Rich Swann vs. Tony Nese and Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar.

TNA XPlosion

-Commentators: Jeremy Borash & "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero.
-Bobby Lashley d. Mahabali Shera with the spear (6:22 aired).
Monday, January 9th, 2017
12:19 am
ROH + SICW
ROH TV

-Commentators: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness.
-Decade Of Excellence Tournament: Jay Briscoe d. B.J. Whitmer(w/ Kevin Sullivan & "The Punishment" Damian Martinez); Mark Briscoe ran in to stop Whitmer's cornermen from interfering, leading to Jay winning after the Jay-Driller(double-underhook piledriver) (7:24 aired).
-"The Last Real Man" Silas Young & "Beer City Bruiser" Matt Winchester d. Alex Reynolds & Jon Silver; Young pinned Silver with a jackknife cradle after Bruiser hit Silver with a Banzai Drop (4:48). Silas brought out Bull James(fka Bull Dempsey) as a potential partner to challenge for the Six-Man Tag Team Titles, but then said he WASN'T the guy and they attacked him.
-Six-Man Tag Team Champions Matt Taven & The Kingdom(Vinny Marseglia & T.K. O'Ryan) d. Cheeseburger, Will Ferrara, & Joey "Diesel" Daddiego(non-title) when Taven pinned Cheeseburger after the frog splash (4:25 aired).
-Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks(Matt & Nick Jackson) addressed the appearance of "Broken" Matt Hardy at Final Battle, but their promo was interrupted by Hardy's drone Vanguard-1...The Bucks promptly took out the drone with a double superkick.
-Decade Of Excellence Tournament: Chris Sabin(w/ Alex Shelley doing commentary) d. Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana when Dalton Castle's Boys(Brandon & Brent Tate) distracted Cabana, allowing Sabin to walk up the ropes into a tornado small package for the flash pin (7:14 aired).
-Next week: Jay Lethal vs. Jushin "Thunder" Liger in the Decade Of Excellence Tournament.

SICW Wrestling Explosion

-Commentator: Drew Abbenhaus.
-Ron Powers(w/ Jimmy Hart) d. Vic The Bruiser(w/ Big Daddy & Travis Cook) to retain the Classic Title after hitting Vic with Hart's megaphone.
-Kongo Kong d. Travis Titan with a Banzai Drop.
-Cowboy Marc Houston d. "The Icon" Chris Hargas(w/ Travis Cook) via lariat after Travis' interference backfired.
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
2:37 pm
Main Event + One Night Only
WWE Main Event

-Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Austin Aries.
-Ariya Daivari d. Lince Dorado with the Magic Carpet-Less Ride(frog splash) (4:28).
-The Shining Stars(Primo & Epico Colon) d. Darren Young & Bo Dallas(w/ Bob Backlund) when Epico rolled up Young with a handful of tights (7:09 aired).

TNA One Night Only (January 2017)

-Bobby Lashley d. Davey Richards via keylock.
-D.J. Shiima Xion won a four-way dance with Trevor Lee, Braxton Sutter, and Andrew Everett to retain the X-Division Title; D.J. Z pinned Everett with a victory roll, Lee rolled up Sutter with a handful of tights, and D.J. Z pinned Lee after the ZDT(forward roll into a jumping DDT).
-Bram Cameron d. Robbie Eckos after a low blow and the Brighter Side Of Suffering(elevated DDT).
-Grand Champion Moose d. Mike Bennett(w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) in a non-title no-holds-barred match with the Gamechanger(wind-up short-arm discus lariat).
-Mahabali Shera d. Marshe Rocket with the Skyhigh.
-Rosemary Rush d. Sienna Kay after the red mist and the Red Wedding(F-5) to retain the Women's Title.
-James Storm d. Jessie Godderz with the Last Call superkick.
-The Hardy Boys(Broken Matt & Jeff^H^H^HBrother Nero) d. Eli Drake & Tyrus Clay to retain the Tag Team Titles when Matt pinned Drake after Nero's swanton bomb.
-Eddie Edwards d. Ethan Carter III to retain the Heavyweight Title; Davey Richards tried to stop Bobby Lashley from interfering but accidentally hit EC3 with the chair Lashley was intending to use. That led to Eddie winning after the flying knee strike.
Friday, January 6th, 2017
3:13 pm
Show results
Thursday IWA-MS results from Jeffersonville, IN featuring the Heavyweight Title tournament:

-Zodiak won a six-way match with Idol Heinz, Ace Austin, Bret Havoc, Ray Waddell, and Jordan James.
-Aaron Williams d. Corey Storm.
-Nick Doepp d. Joey Owens.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Mance Warner.
-Kongo Kong d. Shane Douglas.
-Derek Neal d. Shane Mercer.
-Aaron Williams d. Nick Doepp.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Derek Neal.
-Jake Parnell, Myron Reed, & Johnathan Wolf won a triple threat match with Sami Callihan & Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist) and David Starr, Trey Miguel, & Zachary Wentz.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. Aaron Williams to win the Heavyweight Title tournament.

Saturday NWL results from Kansas City, MO (credit to Ben Simon):

-Ken Dharma d. Ray Briggs with a cross-legged bridging pin (6:01). (Mike Sydal d. Bobby Blackshire.)
-Flex Zerba(w/ Max Edwards) d. Gil Rogers via rollup after Edwards threw powder in Rogers' eyes (5:55). (Michael Barry d. Rory Fox.)
-Lakota Red Cloud d. Niles Plonk with the rewind powerslam (6:35). (Nate Redwing d. Kraig Keesaman.)
-Dak Draper d. Jordan Kastle via Rock Bottom (2:37). (Sammy Six Guns d. Jordan Kastle.)
-The Union(Mac & Joe) d. The Mancini Brothers(Rudy & Geno) when Mac pinned Rudy after a back suplex/neckbreaker combo (7:24). (The American Bulldogs(Mad Dog McDowell & Jon West) d. The Killer City Kings(Jake & Ryan).)
-Jeremy Wyatt d. Laz Kalo after a piledriver (6:35).
-Thor Theriot d. Chad Barstow after a back suplex into a double-knee backbreaker (3:40). (Devin Thomas d. Caleb Crush.)
-The Royal Blood(Jax & Jet Royal) & Blaine Meeks) d. Todd Letterman, Dez Wellston, & Christian Adonis when the Royals double-pinned Letterman after a double standing moonsault (23:45). (The Riegel Twins(Logan & Sterling) & Bolt Brady d. Kevin Lee Davidson, Mike Outlaw, & Elvis Aliaga.)

Sunday WOE results from Swansea, IL (credit to Jaylen Davis):

-"The Warhorse" Jake Parnell d. Billy McNeil to win the Interstate Title.
-Barackus d. Da'Marius Jones.
-"Infamous" Tyler Copeland d. Jonathan Napier.
-#PROSTATUS(Shane Petrokovich & David X) d. High Five(Krispy 2 Pop & John Boi).
-The Big Texan d. B.T. Daramola.
-Prince Moses d. Trystan Brady Shadeux.
-Heavyweight Title Tournament Final: Wrestling Invades America Heavyweight Champion Leone Mephisto(w/ Ace Roberts) d. LaMarcus Clinton with the Texas Cloverleaf to become the first WOE Heavyweight Champion.

Saturday AAW results from LaSalle, IL:

-Colt Cabana d. Silas Young.
-Zachary Wentz d. Ace Perry.
-The Besties In The World(Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) d. The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter).
-Jessicka Havok d. Taya Valkyrie.
-Nick Brubaker & Zero Gravity(Brett Gakiya & C.J. Esparza) d. Arik Cannon & Spears & Bears(Mike Hartenbower & Waylon Beck).
-A.C.H. d. Jake Crist to retain the Heritage Title.
-Stephen Wolf d. Eddie Machete.
-Bucky Collins, Connor Braxton, & Kody Rice d. Louis Lyndon, Marion Fontaine, & Paco Alonzo.
-Rey Fenix d. Michael Elgin.
-Sami Callihan d. John Morrison to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Saturday IWA-MS results from Memphis, IN:

-Bret Havoc d. Joey Kidd Owens.
-Jake Garvin d. Johnathan Wolf.
-Travis Titan d. Percy Davis.
-Aidan Blackhart d. Matt Kenway.
-C.J. Shine d. Corey Storm.
-Derek Neal d. Jake Parnell.
-John Wayne Murdoch d. J.J. Garrett to retain the Heavyweight Title.
11:33 am
TNA Impact
-Commentators: Josh Mathews & "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero.
-Moose d. "The Miracle" Mike Bennett(w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) to retain the Grand Title when the judges ruled in Moose's favor after the time limit expired (9:00 total).
-Horn Swoggle d. Rockstar Spud after a Celtic Cross (1:06).
-The Decay(Abyss & Crazzy Steve)(w/ Women's Champion Rosemary Rush) d. The Helms Dynasty(Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett)(w/ Gregory Shane Helms) when Abyss pinned Everett after chokeslamming him off the top rope (3:25). Afterwards, The Death Crew Council(James Storm, Bram Cameron, & Eddie Kingston attacked the Decay members.
-Sienna Kay(w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett & Laurel Van Ness) d. Allie Dennis(w/ Braxton Sutter) with the Silencer(Pounce) (5:06); Madison Rayne did commentary.
-Eddie Edwards won a triple threat match with Ethan Carter III and Bobby Lashley; Davey Richards stopped Lashley from using the title belt as a weapon, allowing Edwards to finish Lashley with the flying knee strike (14:45 aired).
1:20 am
AAW Special Comment
Now, as promised, a special comment about Friday's All-American Wrestling show at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, Illinois.

DISCLAIMER: I'm biased. Deal with it.

AAW runs out of the greater Chicago era and was founded in 2004; my main exposure to their product was their short-lived YouTube show. In recent years, they've become a "super indie" of sorts and a Midwest version of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla; this event in particular had a stacked lineup of nationally-known independent competitors. Your mileage may vary on that format; sometimes wrestling companies do forego strong undercard storytelling in favor of "hey look, cool wrestling match". As always: To each his/her own.

Trina(aka The Marky Smark) was cool enough to buy my ticket; Lindsey(aka Dynamo Pro manager and aspiring wrestler Sophie Darling) had the task of driving myself and fellow fan Mike Chapman for the evening. We made one stop on the way for gas and I picked up some Combos and a bottle of Pepsi; I had only eaten Pop Tarts before leaving the house. (Being in a more active job after fifteen years of desk jobs has burned more calories than I thought it would...heh.) When we arrived at 115 Bourbon, we joined up with John Timmermann and had dinner at the restaurant portion of the venue. Dinner for me was a grilled chicken sandwich with Monterey Jack cheese, plus French fries on the side and water to drink. Merrionette Park is pretty close to the fine community of Aurora, Illinois, but it was still a random surprise to see someone else in a Wayne's World ballcap. I had to get a picture with him, of course...bwahahaha.

Saw several familiar faces in the house, including Trina(obviously), Angelus Layne, and Travis Titan. It was a PACKED house and it was a task to simply find a place to stand where I wouldn't block anyone's view. The merchandise table was full of cool people, many of whom I met for the first time. I joked with Colt Cabana that my hair isn't QUITE at Cliff Compton levels any more, but he said it's getting close. Talking to Matt Riddle was like talking to Rob Van Dam; he joked that his mystery opponent may just be from the St. Louis area. I had been selfishly hoping for Riddle vs. Mat Fitchett and that got me wondering...I was slightly off. Was cool to meet people like Jeff Cobb(aka Matanza Cueto), Pentagon Jr., and (Rey) Fenix in person after only seeing them on the Lucha Underground show. Talked to Sami Callihan about seeing him at St. Louis Anarchy and he remembered his match with Gary Jay (funny how people still know Gary Jay as "The Barn Owl"). Picked up a Pentagon Jr. T-shirt...tips have been good at the esteemed Pizza Hut job so I had a bit more spending cash than usual.

Your ring announcer was Kevin Harvey(?); your referees were Andy Long & Coyne Jones.

Xander Killen & Josh DeWayne(?) vs. "Buck Nasty" Bucky Collins & Eddie Machete: Other than Bucky wrestling a handful of times in the St. Louis area, I wasn't overly familiar with anyone here. Xander Killen previously wrestled as Adrian Alexander; he and Machete are graduates of The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy (run by Tyler Black/Seth Rollins & Marek Brave). I believe Eddie previously worked as Eli Machete. DeWayne was the only person who I didn't know and whose name I couldn't confirm. The crowd wasn't really into this preshow match; I figured they'd at least know Buck Nasty, as he'd been in a managerial role for The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter). DeWayne took the abuse for his team, then Killen got the hot tag and cleaned house. However, the less-experienced team made the oft-seen mistake of the weary partner tagging back into the match too quickly...Bucky finished off DeWayne with a spinning Rock Bottom in 7:53. (Thank you for announcing match times, sirs.)

The AAW commentary team(Phil Colvin, Daryck St. Holmes, & Tyler Volz) opened the show by hyping the lineup. They were interrupted by the lovely and talented Scarlett Bordeaux(w/ Connor Braxton & Eddie Machete)...mmm...anywho. (Seriously, it took me a second to recognize her with the blond hair, even though she was JUST on WWE Raw.) She bragged about her Raw appearance(despite being destroyed by Nia Jax) and threw out on an open challenge on Braxton's behalf...those rarely go well for rulebreakers and this was no exception.

"The Notorious 187" Homicide vs. Connor Braxton(w/ Scarlett Bordeaux & Eddie Machete): Braxton is a tall drink of water...I believe he's another Black & Brave student. Despite the height and weight disadvantage, Homicide had a huge edge in experience and agility and he's not the most politically correct guy in the wrestling world either. (Err...more on that later.) For full-show reference, AAW is no-countout-no-DQ across the board; this format can create some plot holes, i.e. "Why not just have someone interfere right away?" Anywho, this was a fine sprint...all I'd really seen of Braxton previously was on the 3XW YouTube show. Homicide got him in an STF and Scarlett blatantly interfered, causing Homicide to release the hold. Scarlett gloated over her actions, unaware that Homicide was right behind her...and he DROPPED her with a Gringo Cutter! Sadly, I was unable to get to ringside soon enough to assist Scarlett to the backstage area. #500ftmeans500ft At any rate, Homicide set up Braxton on the top rope for a super Gringo Cutter to finish in 4:10. Machete attempted to get some post-match retribution only to fall victim to a Gringo Killa(Vertebreaker). That brought out Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist)(w/ J.T. Davidson) to attack Homicide, laying him out with a Tombstone/top-rope double-stomp combo. (OI4K and Heavyweight Champion Sami Callihan had clashed with Homicide and his long-time allies Low-Ki and Eddie Kingston at a previous show.) The save was made by the Unlikely Duo(tm) of Kongo Kong & Markus Crane, who were accompanied by Kongo's manager Louis J. Pinder. It wasn't until I noticed the referee's presence in the ring and he made a pin count that I realized we had an impromptu match on our hands...

Kongo Kong & Markus Crane(w/ Louis J. Pinder) vs. Ohio Is 4 Killers(Jake & Dave Crist)(w/ J.T. Davidson): If there was an opening bell, I missed it. The Crist brothers previous competed as Irish Airborne, but it had been a long time since I'd seen them live(I THINK they were on a Ring Of Honor show in Collinsville). Once the match settled down to standard tag rules(or as much as they could in a no-DQ environment...why wait for a tag?), OI4K isolated Crane from his larger partner. Apparently Jake was injured at some point in the match...sucks to hear about that happening. Kongo got a hot tag and cleaned house, but Crane tagged back into the match and that was the fatal mistake. (Second time in one night...) The Crists were able to keep Kong out of the fray just long enough to hit their Tombstone/top-rope double-stomp combo on Crane, giving Jake the pinfall in an announced official time of 6:34.

On the AAW-Tron: Marty DeRosa(aka That Guy On Colt Cabana's Comedy Shows) interviewed Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett, and "The Last Real Man" Silas Young. Vega is an oddball heel in AAW; he and Fitchett were Tag Team Champions as "The Besties In The World" until dropping the belts to Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett in November. Vega reassured Fitchett that his partnership with Silas was a one-night thing, referring to them as "The Last Real Besties" despite Silas' disapproval. Apparently the partnership also involved some money changing hands, we were told. Fitchett mentioned being in a four-corner match on the show, which meant HE wouldn't be the one facing Matt Riddle...

"The American Wolf" Davey Richards vs. Matt Riddle: Hmm, didn't think about THAT competitor from the St. Louis area. I've been hearing a TON of hype about former MMA competitor Riddle and his smooth transition into professional wrestling...given Davey's own mixed martial arts background, this was a natural matchup and they seemed to work very well together. Riddle actually executed his own version of Charlotte Flair's bridging figure-four leglock at one point. Introducing MMA holds into professional wrestling can be a tricky venture: Often in combat sports, such holds prompt an IMMEDIATE tapout or the recipient risks a major injury (i.e. cross-armbreaker). Riddle was able to escape several bad predicaments as Davey got him in the Texas Cloverleaf and anklelock at different points...Riddle caught Richards in his Bromission submission hold(a leg-trap neck crank, also known as a "twister") for the quick tapout in 12:15! Cue the Mutual Respect(tm)...I suspect that while this was the first meeting between the two, it certainly won't be the last.

"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. "The Dirty Rook" Mat Fitchett vs. Paco Gonzalez: Legit question: How many years can you wrestle before you have to stop calling yourself a "Rook(ie)"? Paco is VERY popular in Merrionette Park, a suburb of his native Chicago. I find myself wanting to see a singles match between Elgin and Fitchett at some point. Xavier was the only one of the four I hadn't seen, but he was another person who had gotten a lot of positive press in his young career. I had heard that Elgin is waiting to book the high-flyers for Glory Pro Wrestling until he gets a venue with more headroom than the one in Alton; I feel like we haven't seen nearly enough of Fitchett's capabilities in the St. Louis area for that reason. Elgin had only recently returned from a major eye socket injury that had kept him on the shelf for several months, forcing him to miss several significant events in New Japan (including his IWGP Intercontinental Title rematch with Tetsuya Naito). Elgin actually did the Worm at the start of the match and teased leaving at that point, but quickly returned to the ring. Xavier pulled out Ye Olde Space Flying Tiger Drop during a dive sequence...very impressive! Elgin and Paco had the trainer/student dynamic going for them and had several good exchanges. The end came when Elgin countered Paco's top-rope Frankensteiner into a sitout powerbomb off the top rope; that got the three-count in 13:28. Cue more Mutual Respect(tm).

On the AAW-Tron: DeRosa interviewed "The Kentucky Gentleman" Chuck Taylor & Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana. Apparently previous encounters between Taylor and Davey Vega had involved penis-biting(really), so Cabana was there to protect Chuck's nether regions.

"Mr. Athletic" Jeff Cobb vs. Drew Galloway: Cobb's name may not mean much to most wrestling fans, but as previously noted, he's known to Lucha Underground viewers as the masked monster Matanza Cueto. He's from Hawaii and incredibly agile for his size(not overly tall, but very thick and muscular). WWE and TNA fans know Galloway, who's had his ups and downs in the wrestling world: He's been Vince McMahon's "Chosen One", a WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion, a TNA Heavyweight Champion, and a member of the infamous 3-Man Band with Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal. He's also a lot taller in person than you'd expect; I met him in person at an after-party for a WWE pay-per-view in St. Louis. It felt like the fans were not as "into" this match as they could have been, but the preceding four-corner match may have burned them out on big moves. I don't think I'd seen Cobb wrestle as himself before and the strength matchup was an interesting one (Drew's height and leverage against Cobb's raw muscle power). Cobb also showed his agility with a standing moonsault and a standing shooting star press (he hit the first, but missed the second). Each guy survived a lot of what the other could dish out, but Drew countered Cobb's attempt at the rewind powerslam(known as the Wrath Of The Gods when he's Matanza and the Tour Of The Islands otherwise) into the Future Shock(double-underhook DDT), edging out a close win in 14:29.

While Drew used rulebreaking tactics to solidify Cobb as the fan favorite in the match, the post-match promo took a different turn. He talked about his recent return to action from a severe back injury and how it was a miracle that he was back in action...he also talked about his return to the independent scene for the love of the business, drawing a more positive response from the audience. He commented that he's still "The Chosen One"...just not "his" chosen one.

"The Knockout Artist" Chris Hero vs. Pentagon Jr.: These two fought in AAW previously with Hero scoring the win at that time; Hero sported similar facepaint in both matches. Pentagon quickly became a cult favorite in Lucha Underground with his unique look and style. Rumors have been running rampant about Hero potentially returning to WWE(where he competed in the developmental system as Kassius Ohno)...would this be his final AAW appearance?

The main story of this match happened early: As Hero hit the ropes, the top rope snapped loose as the metal ring broke on the nearby post! Hero was lucky to not tumble completely out of the ring, but the competitors brawled on the floor and briefly beyond the guardrail as the ring crew surveyed the situation. The match continued without a top rope, but the two traded their customary hard strikes without any need for it. Hero actually pulled off a Canadian Destroyer at one point but it wasn't enough to end the match. Pentagon returned the favor with TWO Canadian Destroyers of his own, then finished with a pumphandle Michinoku Driver(a la Matt Sydal's "Here It Is" Driver) in 7:58!

Afterwards, Pentagon left the ring to give Hero a chance to speak. He apologized for breaking the ring, joking that it did wonders for his self-esteem...har har. He also commented on his physique, saying that he was one of the best in the world despite that factor. What did the future hold for him? He said that he didn't have an answer for the people right now...but he's not leaving the business any time soon.

Intermission~! This one was understandable as they had to repair the top rope...they managed to "MacGyver" a solution with duct tape and bungee cords and it held up for the rest of the show. Woo. I had two Coca-Colas from the bar, effectively using up my remaining cash. Trina was very persuasive at the merchandise table and even offered to buy me a second T-shirt for the night; I selected the OI4K shirt. I joked about whether she would be buying me dinner next...yeah, wishful thinking on my part.

On the AAW-Tron, Fenix vowed revenge for Heavyweight Champion Sami Callihan's attempt to rip off his mask at a previous show.

Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana & "The Kentucky Gentleman" Chuck Taylor vs. "The Last Real Man" Silas Young & Davey Vega: Chuck was understandably hesitant to bounce off the ropes...wouldn't you be? Vega repeatedly attempted to attack Taylor's groin but Taylor was prepared for that strategy and avoided him. Silas and Davey managed to double-team Taylor and Silas held him for Vega's bite to the lower extremities...but Vega came up hurt and Taylor revealed the metal cup he was wearing. (Ahh, the old Road Dog vs. Chyna at King Of The Ring 1999 strategy.) Cabana & Taylor disposed of Young and Cabana locked Vega in the Billy Goat's Curse(reverse Boston crab). Just as I wondered if the hold would still be effective since the curse had been broken, Taylor rubbed his metal cup in Vega's face and that led to the tapout in 10:12. Bwahahaha.

Heidi Lovelace vs. Kimber Lee: These two have a lot of history in multiple promotions, including a main-event for Princess Kimber's CHIKARA Grand Championship. Heidi considered AAW one of her home promotions and held their Heritage Championship, so she was the obvious fan favorite as Kimber took on a more aggressive style. That included a sneak attack as Heidi was making her entrance...ouch. This was a tremendous matchup and I'm happy for both of them to be headed to WWE/NXT...both have been very cool in my interactions with them. Heidi hit a senton bomb off the top rope but that incredibly only got a one-count(FIGHTING SPIRIT~!). Kimber fired back with German suplexes, but Heidi came back with the low-altitude Frankensteiner and finished with a second senton bomb in 11:01!

The two shook hands after the match and Kimber deferred to Heidi for the post-match speech (though they're both NXT-bound). Heidi thanked Danny Daniels for a taking a chance on some chick who stuck her tongue out too much...heh. Heidi got emotional as she spoke to the fans...wishing for the very best of luck to both women!

A.R. Fox vs. "Super" A.C.H. for the Heritage Title: A.C.H. once held AAW's secondary singles title and this was his opportunity to regain the gold. A.C.H. recently left Ring Of Honor (reportedly he's not the only one...) and he's branching out into the indie scene once again. A.C.H. danced along to Fox's entrance theme, but Fox took the opportunity to jump off the top rope for a pre-match cheapshot...that solidifed where the fan support would lie. After that, Fox went for a quick win with a splash off the top but only got a near-fall. The match was as spectacular as you'd expect with both guys utilizing their signature high-risk offense...it was my first time seeing Fox at a live show and I hadn't seen much of his work besides his Lucha Underground matches as Dante Fox. A.C.H. captured the title for a second time after the Midnight Star(450 Splash) in 11:46...WOO~! Fox took the belt from the referee, but he personally presented it to the new champion.

"The Death Machine" Sami Callihan(w/ J.T. Davidson & Dave Crist) vs. Rey Fenix for the Heavyweight Title: Callihan held the AAW Title for most of the year and traded it with Pentagon Jr.(Fenix's real-life brother) a few months ago, leading to this bout. Apparently AAA holds the rights to the name "Fenix", so he goes by "Rey Fenix" elsewhere. I've seen Sami in a number of incarnations, including Solomon Crowe in NXT and Jeremiah Crane in Lucha Underground. The only time I had seen him live was at St. Louis Anarchy against Gerald James(as noted earlier). Jake Crist was presumably absent due to his earlier injury.

Tensions were high in this bout as Callihan had tried to rip off Fenix's mask at a previous show. Sami tried to slow down the luchador with submission holds while Fenix took to the air to gain an advantage. The champion came out on top of a hard-hitting battle as he caught Fenix in the Stretch Muffler(leg-over-head half-crab) and repeatedly kicked Fenix in the head while he had him on the mat. Fenix was finally forced to tap out in 16:40 and Sami retained his title.

Callihan got the microphone after the match and professed his respect for Fenix(despite their previous issues)...he acknowledged that it was Fenix's birthday and encouraged the fans to sing Happy Birthday to him, then offered a handshake. It turned out to be a ruse as Callihan stunned Fenix with a low blow, kicking off an attack by the active members of the Killer Cult. Callihan laid out Fenix with the title belt, but Homicide hit the ring for the save. Homicide was very outspoken, including some verbage that rubbed people the wrong way and led to an online apology the next day! Long story short, he was defending his Latino brother and said Eddie Kingston would be back in AAW very soon...but he wanted a cage match in January. (Not sure if he wanted a one-on-one title match or a team match with the whole stable.) Homicide gave Fenix a slightly more heartfelt birthday wish to cap off the show.

Whew! The building was crowded from start to finish and I was standing for most of it, so I was worn out. I talked to a few people on the way out, but I couldn't stick around as Lindsey had to leave right away. I spotted the main UFC result on a TV in the venue(Ronda Rousey's loss to Amanda Nunes)...I admittedly don't pay that much attention to MMA, but I know that Ronda's a big fan of the pro wrestling and made that WrestleMania appearance a few years ago. Hmm...

Anywho, The Road(tm) awaited. We made two stops on the way back; the first was for a gas fillup and I picked up some honey-roasted cashews and an Arnold Palmer (I'm a party guy). The second was for Lindsey to get a power nap as she had to work on Saturday morning...eep. I finally made it back home at around 5 AM on Saturday...quite the odyssey.

This commentary took a while to hammer out, but life's been its usual roller coaster ride as of late. My show attendance in January will depend heavily on my work schedule, but my main aims are the debut show for NWL St. Louis and the PWCS event. I am off work on Sunday, so I'll check out Wrestling Over Everything as my official kickoff to 2017.

My final wrestling show attendance count for 2016:

Dynamo Pro Wrestling: 16
St. Louis Anarchy: 7
Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance: 7
Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling: 5
Pro Wrestling Championship Series: 4
Wrestling Invades America: 4
World League Wrestling: 3
Ring Of Honor: 2
Wrestling Over Everything: 2
World Wrestling Entertainment: 1
Pro Wrestling Resurgence: 1
All-American Wrestling: 1
TOTAL: 53

January 2017 looks like this:
-Sunday 1/8: Wrestling Over Everything in Swansea, IL
-Thursday 1/12: National Wrasslin' League in St. Louis, MO
-Saturday 1/14: Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance in St. Louis, MO
-Saturday 1/21: Pro Wrestling Championship Series in Alton, IL; Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling in East Carondelet, IL
-Thursday 1/26: NWL in St. Louis, MO

That's my special comment for this, the fifty-third and final wrestling show I've attended in the year 2016. Good night, good luck, and #yaywrestling.

-PB, Watching Wrestling Wrong Since 1991

P.S. We are all marks.
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
12:44 am
Lucha Underground Season 3 Episode 18
-Commentators: Matt Striker & Vampiro.
-Backstage: Mil Muertes was furious over Prince Puma's re-emergence; Catrina Perez told him that Vampiro was to blame and he had to destroy the "master" to get to Puma. As Catrina left Mil's presence, Jeremiah Crane crossed her path to gloat over his victory last week against Muertes, the one she loves. Catrina said that Mil is NOT the one she loves...
-Sexy Star d. Mariposa after a top-rope double-stomp (6:53). After the match, Marty "The Moth" Martinez entered the ring to check on his "sister"...only to turn on her with a chokeslam.
-Backstage: The Rabbit Tribe(Paul London, Saltador, & Mala Suerte) thought Mascarita Sagrada was their "white rabbit" mentor...the masked mini was quick to correct them.
-The Snake Tribe(Trios Champion Drago, Pindar, & Vibora)(w/ Kobra Moon) d. The Rabbit Tribe(Paul London, Saltador, & Mala Suerte) when Drago pinned Saltador after a running Buff Blockbuster (7:04); Kobra Moon forced Drago to take her place in the match and brought him to the ring in chains. Fenix and Aero Star ran in to save their championship partner; once Kobra Moon's hold on the chain was released, Drago seemed confused by the presence of his true allies.
-Backstage: Sexy Star met up with Willie Mack to wish him luck in his Heavyweight Title match against Johnny Mundo; she had asked him to stay in the dressing room area during her previous title match with Mundo, so he asked her to do the same for him.
-Backstage: Promoter Dario Cueto informed Mack that tonight's match was a mere warmup and would NOT be for the Heavyweight Title; however, the winner of the match would get to choose the stipulation for the actual championship bout. Mack told Dario to "always bet on Mack".
-Heavyweight Champion Johnny Mundo d. Willie Mack in a non-title match. The referee was knocked down and Mack had Mundo pinned after a pop-up sitout powerbomb, but the delayed count only reached two. That brought out Jack Evans and "The Darewolf" P.J. Black to run interference, distracting Mack and the referee long enough for a low blow and rollup pin by Mundo (8:43). The Worldwide Underground trio dished out a post-match beatdown and Mundo informed Mack that their championship match would be an "All Night Long" Ironman Match! They capped off their assault with a triple-team curbstomp...but Mil Muertes and Catrina Perez made a surprise appearance and the trio took their leave. Without warning, Mil rushed Vampiro at the broadcast table and attacked him! Muertes threw Vampiro into the ring to continue the assault, bringing out Prince Puma...but Vampiro simply told Puma to "GO!" before Muertes dropped him with the Flatliner.
-Next week: The "midseason finale".
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