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I'm just gonna keep posting these indy matches and shows that I find in hopes that I discover something new for at least one solitary person to either watch or attend. :p

Empire State Wrestling is doing a show next month. @dezpool and @Leon Knuckles this isn't too far from you guys. https://www.facebook.com/events/514086218771401/



*ESW Heavyweight Title: Kevin Bennett vs Will Calrissian
*Michael Elgin vs. Johnny Gargano
*ESW Tag Team Title Match: Rochester Wrecking Crew vs. *Frankie Feathers & Jonny Puma (c)
*Loser Leaves ESW - Bunkhouse Match: Dick Justice vs. Brandon Thurston
*Cloudy vs. Player Uno
*Space Monkey vs. Chris Cooper
*John McChesney vs. Jay Freddie
*Cody Deaner vs. Bill Collier

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Then in a completely different part of New York, House of Glory is putting on a bit of a supercard to kick their year off next Saturday night. https://www.facebook.com/events/567808040038329/

 

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Smiley vs. Sami Callihan sounds like a really fun match. Smiley is one of those guys who's really under-rated IMO. Really love watching him on the Beyond shows. Kind of surprised that he's the HOG Champion because while he is good, I never really saw him as a top-tier talent.

Someone uploaded the Blu Ray versions of ASW11 on XWT. 20+gb each but for 1080p untouched quality I'll check it out. I have a bunch of blank BD-R discs laying around with no purpose anyways :mark:

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Making my way through CZW Seventeen and Lio Rush & Joey Janela had one hell of 2 out of 3 falls match for the Wired Championship. Janela took some disgusting bumps, but I loved his tenacity with the crossface. Rush looked great too and it makes me excited to see what he can do in ROH. *** 1/2+

Masada vs. AR Fox was a good opener and the second half of the show looks promising.

I so wish I didn't have a ticket to Mercury Rising and the Wrestlecon Supershow, gonna be hard to decide which one to attend, would love to see Sabre vs Hero live
Hot damn, that does sound like a tough decision. From what I've watched at home as far Wrestlecon vs. WWNLive Mania weekend shows, it seems like you'd have more fun at Wrestlecon, but you're likely to see a better and/or great match from Mercury Rising. Toughie!
 

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Making my way through CZW Seventeen and Lio Rush & Joey Janela had one hell of 2 out of 3 falls match for the Wired Championship. Janela took some disgusting bumps, but I loved his tenacity with the crossface. Rush looked great too and it makes me excited to see what he can do in ROH. *** 1/2+

Masada vs. AR Fox was a good opener and the second half of the show looks promising.


Hot damn, that does sound like a tough decision. From what I've watched at home as far Wrestlecon vs. WWNLive Mania weekend shows, it seems like you'd have more fun at Wrestlecon, but you're likely to see a better and/or great match from Mercury Rising. Toughie!
I really loved Sami vs Mike Bailey! One of my favorite matches so far this year. Janela is crazy for the stuff he takes, great match between them.
 

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PWG ALL STAR WEEKEND XI

NIGHT 1

Chuck Taylor vs. Mark Andrews - *3/4
A fine opener. I wouldn't call it good, but it wasn't necessarily bad either. Mandrews did his flippy stuff, and Chuckie T actually kinda worked the match as a big man, as he did some power moves.

Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll - ***1/2
The pre-match banter was great, and the match itself was awesome, as well. Lots of cool counters & sequences; and they didn't go into the overkill territory. Awesome stuff!

The American Wolves vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines - ***1/2
Well, this was much better than expected! I was afraid that this match would be all about all 4 men getting their shit in, with ridiculous amount of big moves & nearfalls, but that wasn't the case. Eddie & Davey actually worked the match as underdogs against The Machines. Big Mike & The Cage did their usual power moves, and The Wolves tried their best to fight against them. Really good match.

Drew Gulak vs. Sami Callihan - ***
Very intense, fast paced & action packed battle between the 2. Sami was on fire, and I am very happy to see him back in PWG. Good match.

Trevor Lee vs. Will Ospreay - ***
Trevor worked the match as a total heel, talking shit to the crowd, flipping them off & just throwing Ospreay around. And it was awesome. Ospreay got some of his shit in, during his comebacks, but the match was mostly dominated by Trevor, and I thought he did really well on that role. Another good match!

Mike Bailey vs. Kenny Omega - **1/2
This match was kind of a mixed bag. It had solid wrestling throughout it, some cool comedy stuff (CHAINSAW~!), but there was one thing that annoyed me greatly. Omega worked the hell out of Speedball's leg, and Speedball just pretty much refused to sell it. That kinda ruined what could've been a ***+ match for me.

The Young Bucks vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa - *1/4
Didn't really like this at all. Bucks doing their thing was pretty fun, but Gargano & Ciampa do nothing for me. I think they are just awful.

PWG World Championship
Roderick Strong (c) vs. Matt Sydal - *1/4
This was so, so, so, SO disappointing. I wasn't feeling it at all. It was pretty slow paced, with no real story being told. Easily the worst Roddy title defense so far. Really dull stuff. The most disappointing PWG match of 2015, for sure. Oh well, at least the post-match stuff was awesome.

NIGHT 2

Chuck Taylor vs. Kikutaro - FUN FUN FUN
This was AWESOME. Excellent comedy match!

Marty Scurll vs. Timothy Thatcher - **

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines - 1/4*

Mark Andrews vs. Ricochet - *

Trevor Lee vs. Matt Sydal - *

Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay - *

Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & The Young Bucks vs. Chris Hero, Mike Bailey & The World's Cutest Tag Team - ****1/2
HOLY SHIT what a WILD match. Fantastic way to end PWG's 2015!
 

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PWG ALL STAR WEEKEND XI

NIGHT 1

Chuck Taylor vs. Mark Andrews - *3/4
A fine opener. I wouldn't call it good, but it wasn't necessarily bad either. Mandrews did his flippy stuff, and Chuckie T actually kinda worked the match as a big man, as he did some power moves.

Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll - ***1/2
The pre-match banter was great, and the match itself was awesome, as well. Lots of cool counters & sequences; and they didn't go into the overkill territory. Awesome stuff!

The American Wolves vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines - ***1/2
Well, this was much better than expected! I was afraid that this match would be all about all 4 men getting their shit in, with ridiculous amount of big moves & nearfalls, but that wasn't the case. Eddie & Davey actually worked the match as underdogs against The Machines. Big Mike & The Cage did their usual power moves, and The Wolves tried their best to fight against them. Really good match.

Drew Gulak vs. Sami Callihan - ***
Very intense, fast paced & action packed battle between the 2. Sami was on fire, and I am very happy to see him back in PWG. Good match.

Trevor Lee vs. Will Ospreay - ***
Trevor worked the match as a total heel, talking shit to the crowd, flipping them off & just throwing Ospreay around. And it was awesome. Ospreay got some of his shit in, during his comebacks, but the match was mostly dominated by Trevor, and I thought he did really well on that role. Another good match!

Mike Bailey vs. Kenny Omega - **1/2
This match was kind of a mixed bag. It had solid wrestling throughout it, some cool comedy stuff (CHAINSAW~!), but there was one thing that annoyed me greatly. Omega worked the hell out of Speedball's leg, and Speedball just pretty much refused to sell it. That kinda ruined what could've been a ***+ match for me.

The Young Bucks vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa - *1/4
Didn't really like this at all. Bucks doing their thing was pretty fun, but Gargano & Ciampa do nothing for me. I think they are just awful.

PWG World Championship
Roderick Strong (c) vs. Matt Sydal - *1/4
This was so, so, so, SO disappointing. I wasn't feeling it at all. It was pretty slow paced, with no real story being told. Easily the worst Roddy title defense so far. Really dull stuff. The most disappointing PWG match of 2015, for sure. Oh well, at least the post-match stuff was awesome.

NIGHT 2

Chuck Taylor vs. Kikutaro - FUN FUN FUN
This was AWESOME. Excellent comedy match!

Marty Scurll vs. Timothy Thatcher - **

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines - 1/4*

Mark Andrews vs. Ricochet - *

Trevor Lee vs. Matt Sydal - *

Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay - *

Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & The Young Bucks vs. Chris Hero, Mike Bailey & The World's Cutest Tag Team - ****1/2
HOLY SHIT what a WILD match. Fantastic way to end PWG's 2015!
Night 2 was that bad? Wow, at least it has that fun opener :D
 

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PWG ALL STAR WEEKEND XI

NIGHT 1

Chuck Taylor vs. Mark Andrews - *3/4
A fine opener. I wouldn't call it good, but it wasn't necessarily bad either. Mandrews did his flippy stuff, and Chuckie T actually kinda worked the match as a big man, as he did some power moves.

Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll - ***1/2
The pre-match banter was great, and the match itself was awesome, as well. Lots of cool counters & sequences; and they didn't go into the overkill territory. Awesome stuff!

The American Wolves vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines - ***1/2
Well, this was much better than expected! I was afraid that this match would be all about all 4 men getting their shit in, with ridiculous amount of big moves & nearfalls, but that wasn't the case. Eddie & Davey actually worked the match as underdogs against The Machines. Big Mike & The Cage did their usual power moves, and The Wolves tried their best to fight against them. Really good match.

Drew Gulak vs. Sami Callihan - ***
Very intense, fast paced & action packed battle between the 2. Sami was on fire, and I am very happy to see him back in PWG. Good match.

Trevor Lee vs. Will Ospreay - ***
Trevor worked the match as a total heel, talking shit to the crowd, flipping them off & just throwing Ospreay around. And it was awesome. Ospreay got some of his shit in, during his comebacks, but the match was mostly dominated by Trevor, and I thought he did really well on that role. Another good match!

Mike Bailey vs. Kenny Omega - **1/2
This match was kind of a mixed bag. It had solid wrestling throughout it, some cool comedy stuff (CHAINSAW~!), but there was one thing that annoyed me greatly. Omega worked the hell out of Speedball's leg, and Speedball just pretty much refused to sell it. That kinda ruined what could've been a ***+ match for me.

The Young Bucks vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa - *1/4
Didn't really like this at all. Bucks doing their thing was pretty fun, but Gargano & Ciampa do nothing for me. I think they are just awful.

PWG World Championship
Roderick Strong (c) vs. Matt Sydal - *1/4
This was so, so, so, SO disappointing. I wasn't feeling it at all. It was pretty slow paced, with no real story being told. Easily the worst Roddy title defense so far. Really dull stuff. The most disappointing PWG match of 2015, for sure. Oh well, at least the post-match stuff was awesome.

NIGHT 2

Chuck Taylor vs. Kikutaro - FUN FUN FUN
This was AWESOME. Excellent comedy match!

Marty Scurll vs. Timothy Thatcher - **

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines - 1/4*

Mark Andrews vs. Ricochet - *

Trevor Lee vs. Matt Sydal - *

Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay - *

Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & The Young Bucks vs. Chris Hero, Mike Bailey & The World's Cutest Tag Team - ****1/2
HOLY SHIT what a WILD match. Fantastic way to end PWG's 2015!
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I really loved Sami vs Mike Bailey! One of my favorite matches so far this year. Janela is crazy for the stuff he takes, great match between them.
Joey Janela is the white AR Fox. I haven't seen a ton of his work, but one of the first matches of his I saw was at a Beyond Wrestling Secret Show. The venue they run those shows in is a Training School and have a ring similar to the one Chikara used to have (The one what was only like, a foot off the ground). He did a Swanton from the top rope to the apron. I've seen a lot of shit in wrestling, and it made me cringe seeing that spot.
 

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Joey Janela is the white AR Fox. I haven't seen a ton of his work, but one of the first matches of his I saw was at a Beyond Wrestling Secret Show. The venue they run those shows in is a Training School and have a ring similar to the one Chikara used to have (The one what was only like, a foot off the ground). He did a Swanton from the top rope to the apron. I've seen a lot of shit in wrestling, and it made me cringe seeing that spot.
The match with Rush was the first one I've ever seen from him and I can already see that being true. Guy was literally LOOKING to take bumps it seemed like. I swear he never made it the top rope and came off on his own power. :lol
 

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The first time I saw Janela was at last year's CZW anniversary event.

The AR Fox comparisons are startling because that's not the worker I saw just one year ago. I think the match I think @sXeMope is talking about is Janela vs Gary Jay. I did take note of the stupid bump but didn't make much of it. But if that's the case, it seems as if he's doing it to make a name for himself and put himself out there. He recently did a no-rope barbed wire match in OPW so he definitely wants it. I think he has a lot of potential and I hope he gets the big break he's looking for. Otherwise, he's not going to have a career by 25. Then again, the same was said about AR Fox so who knows. I just think Janela is way too talented to be relying on big bumps to get over.
 

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The first time I saw Janela was at last year's CZW anniversary event.

The AR Fox comparisons are startling because that's not the worker I saw just one year ago. I think the match I think @sXeMope is talking about is Janela vs Gary Jay. I did take note of the stupid bump but didn't make much of it. But if that's the case, it seems as if he's doing it to make a name for himself and put himself out there. He recently did a no-rope barbed wire match in OPW so he definitely wants it. I think he has a lot of potential and I hope he gets the big break he's looking for. Otherwise, he's not going to have a career by 25. Then again, the same was said about AR Fox so who knows. I just think Janela is way too talented to be relying on big bumps to get over.
I don't remember the specific match, just that one spot. I agree that he's doing stuff he doesn't need to in order to make a name for himself, but the same can be said for most of the guys on the indies. A while ago he wrestled a match against an invisible man, and he's a rare breed of Junior Heavyweight that actually has a character/persona that goes beyond being a guy who can do flippy stuff. He could probably do pretty good for himself on that character alone.

I could be wrong but I feel like he's already over 25. I remember one of his matches, the commentators mentioned that he's been around for 10 years but only just now making a name for himself.
 

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Congrats to Joey Ryan

That is some good shit. Just saw it on ESPN's web site. I wonder how Vince feels about that. Being on ESPN not the proposal >:)
 
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