Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bryan Danielson vs. Super Dragon from EPIC WAR TV 2010: Match Spotlight Series #57

What Dragon is better: American or Super?


I have no idea what EPIC WAR is but they have a shit ton of free shit on youtube with some awesome names. So, if I like the atmosphere and feel of the shows, there will be a lot more of these matches.

First up: Bryan Danielson vs. Super Dragon.  Awesome.  Apparently the match is for the APW Internet Title, whatever that is.  Also, apparently this was the first episode of EPIC WAR.

Thoughts on the Match:

Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry© from Smackdown 11/29/2011: Match Review

(Image credited to WWE.com)

I've decided to review random matches every once in a while.  Sometimes there will be a reason, and somethings there won't be.  Unlike the Match Spotlight Series, these will be matches that I can't legally provide a video of.

First up, the main event of this Live Smackdown this week: Daniel Bryan challenging Mark Henry for the World Title in a steel cage.  With Daniel Bryan claiming that he is cashing in his MitB briefcase at Wrestlemania, the result of this match has implications for the build to Wrestlemania 2012.

Beyond Wrestling Tournament for Tomorrow 2011 Review

This is an advanced review of the show.  It will be put on Youtube for free in the coming weeks.

Joey Ryan vs. Nick Madrid from Mach 1 Wrestling: Match Spotlight Series #56


Mach 1 Wrestling (a NWA affiliate) is a SoCal promotion that runs Friday shows and a training school.  Ryan is a trainer at the school, and Madrid trains at the school (after getting his initial training from Lance Storm).

I actually interviewed Madrid and Ryan (separately) back in September. The Madrid interview can be accessed here.  The Ryan interview can be accessed here.

For more info on Mach 1, check out their website.

Thoughts on the Match:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Goldust's Twitition for Mania Match

As reported here recently, WWE Agent/Injured Wrestler Goldust is starting a campaign to get a match with his half-brother, Cody Rhodes at next year's Wrestlemania.

Goldust has taken the next logical step in achieving his goal: a Twitition!

Sign up here to support @WWEGoldust

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bison Smith Tribute Article by Zach Arnold

Really nice article that everyone should check out

Sugar Dunkerton vs. Steve "The Turtle" Weiner & Sugar Dunkerton vs. Josh Thor from Beyond Wrestling: Miracle Workers: Match Spotlight Series #55


Sugar Dunkerton lost his debut match in Beyond, which means he has "-1" points.  On his second show, he decided that he wanted to get into the positive numbers.  He issued not 1, but 2 open challenges back to back. Sugar dubbed this, "The Sugar Dunkerton Two Point Challenge"


Learn more about Beyond Wrestling at their Website

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Finally, check out their Facebook page for the latest info as well




My thoughts on the matches are below:

Another beautiful memory of Bison Smith

This one is from Kevin Steen.  Here is the link

The full transcript is below

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rest in Peace Bison Smith

Bison Smith, a great American wrestler, passed away in the last 24 hours.  I won't bother writing a mini-bio (more qualified writers and fans will do him better justice), except to say that I greatly enjoyed a lot his work in NOAH (where he was a star) and the few matches he did in Ring of Honor.  My thoughts are with his family (I think he had a young daughter).

I'll leave you with a beautiful story just written by El Generico about the first time he really got to hang out with Bison Smith.  The link to the story is here.



Here is the transcript:

Madison Eagles vs. Daizee Haze from Chikara Chaos in the Sea of Lost Souls 2011: Match Spotlight Series #54


And the run of Free Chikara matches comes to an end.  I hope they start the weekly free matches again some day as I already miss them  For all of your Chikara needs, go to ChikaraPro.com

Thoughts on the Match:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chuck Taylor & Icarus vs. Frightmare & Hallowicked from Chikara Hiding in Plain Sight 2009: Match Spotlight Series #53




Chikara recently released this excellent free match: FIST vs. Incoherence.  I highly recommend that you check out this match.

For all you Chikara needs, go to ChikaraPro.com


Thoughts on the Match:

Rock/Cena vs. Awesome Truth: Review of the Survivor Series 2011 Main Event


This is my review of the return match of The Rock, my favorite wrestler of all time.  My full review of the show is at 411mania

The Road to Wrestlemania 2012 continues...

Review of the Main Event:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. UltraMantis Black & Crossbones from Chikara Revelation X 2009: Match Spotlight Series #50



Another free match from Chikara.  They stopped putting up free matches on the Podcast-A-Go-Go, but there are still a few that I haven't watched.  This match features (as the banner suggests) Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw teaming up against UltraMantis Black and Crossbones from the Season 8 premiere, Revelation X.

Go to ChikaraPro.com for all your Chikara needs.


Thoughts on the Match:

Goldust's Wrestlemania Campaign

Wrestling veteran and current WWE Agent/Injured Wrestler, Goldust, has started a Twitter Campaign to get a Wrestlemania match this year.  Goldust is proposing putting his career on the line in order to get a shot at his Cody Rhodes's Intercontinental Title.  Cody and Goldust are half-brothers.

To support Goldust, follow him on Twitter: @WWEGoldust

Views from the Hawke's Nest: I love this idea.  I think these two could have a real solid 10 minute match to round out a Wrestlemania Card.  Also, these two have the potential to have really strong television segments to build up the match, which could also involve their father, Dusty Rhodes.



Readers, what do you think?

Send your feedback to my Twitter, my email (Shabang728@gmail.com), or leave a comment below.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chikara Free-Tickets-For-Life Giveaway!

CHIKARA: We want to give YOU tickets to CHIKARA for life (free giveaway)!
    We know if you see CHIKARA live, that you'll end up a committed fan of ours. And so, we want to make someone a CHIKARA fan for life in the next 7 days! One lucky person is going to win CHIKARA tickets for life. Want to get in on this? Better go here: http://tinyurl.com/Chikara4Life
     The winner gets a pair of tickets to every CHIKARA live event for the rest of their lives. They will become the ambassador for the message and vision of a company committed to making pro-wrestling fun, and we'll grant them free entry to every event we ever stage. Entering this giveaway is easy and free - and one week from now, a winner will be named. (A relevant note for the winner - we are not offering to cover travel to the events. You get yourself there, we'll get you in the door, every time.)


Spread the word about Chikara and tweet it out to your followers!
Want to win free CHIKARA tickets for life? It couldn't be easier: http://tinyurl.com/Chikara4Life #HighNooniPPV

TheSuplex.com: Chris Jericho interview

TheSuplex.com was kind enough to send this in to me

Chikara High Noon iPPV Preview & Predictions



Chikara's Season 10 finale, High Noon, will be the company's first iPPV.  The main event will feature the finals of the 12 Large Summit, which will determine the first Chikara Grand Champion.  The Summit, featured two groups, with the winners of each group (Mike Quackenbush & Eddie Kingston), now meeting in the finals.

This iPPV can be purchased HERE at Go Fight Live

Sunday, November 6, 2011

PSA: HUGE PWG DVD SALE!

Here is a link to a huge Pro Wrestling Guerrilla DVD sale.

You can buy any 5 PWG DVDs for $40.  That is an incredible deal for the (in my opinion) best wrestling company going today.  You should take advantage of that and spread the word about PWG.  This is a chance to vote with your dollar, and give money to companies that are giving you wrestling.

If my opinion means anything to you, I can definitely recommend any DVDs from 2009-2011 as being a fun time.

My PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2011 Review


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Aeroform vs. Jollyville Fuck-Its from Beyond Wrestling "Developmental Hell": Match Spotlight Series #48


Aeroform are Flip Kendrick and Louis Lyndon; they have gotten exposure in DGUSA, Evolve, and AAW, and I enjoyed their stuff.  The Jollyville Fuck-Its are Russ Myers and T-Money.  This is the first I have seen of them.


Learn more about Beyond Wrestling at their Website

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More free matches from Beyond Wrestling

Finally, check out their Facebook page for the latest info as well



Match Thoughts:

Chikara High Noon vs. the DGUSA tripleshot: the importance in building up World Title challengers

Over the November 11th-13th weekend, both Chikara and Dragon Gate USA will present their final cards of the year (for the record, Chikara will be doing an all female tripleshot in December, but those shows will be considered "post-season" shows).  I recently wrote on Twitter that I was more excited about the upcoming Chikara iPPV, High Noon, than the 3 DGUSA iPPVs happening the same weekend.  This statement seemed to surprise some people, as DGUSA has put together a series of cards that promise to deliver fast paced, hard-hitting, action.  Chikara meanwhile has put together a card mostly filled with storyline and character driven matchups.  While DGUSA's cards certainly look better on paper, Chikara is presenting a card that appeals to me more than any of the DGUSA cards because of the differences in the care of building up their respective World Title matches.