Hey, everyone, it's Ben Sampson, your No. 1 writer in Indies Wrestling (simply put, NUMEERRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO)! Today, I'm hitting you hard with the second edition of The Indie Source (the first one is outdated).
What The Indie Source is, is like Joe Burgett's 411 Pro Wrestling News, except I report on the independent promotions across the globe, not that TNA/WWE action. This ought to widen your horizons of wrestling updates.
Former TNA Wrestler One Of Three AAA Stars Arrested:
Judas Mesias, in the picture above, was one of three wrestlers in the Asistencia, Asesoría y Administración (a wrestling promotion in Mexico) arrested for alleged assault on a male adult.
The former TNA competitor, along with AAA wrestlers Billy Boy and El Hijo del Tirantes, apparently attacked a Mexican man by the name of Fernando Cordova who had refused in consumption of cocaine alongside the athletes, resulting in the assault.
After he was beaten, Cordova claims he was locked in a hotel room. Earlier today, the three wrestlers were released from jail, but still face criminal charges.
My opinion? Either the man is hallucinating (from 'roid rage, obviously) or he is trying to cover up what really happened.
You usually don't get beat up for not wanting cocaine; it's quite the opposite. Nevertheless, Judas, Billy and El Hijo should be watched.
Dragon Gate USA news:
While most of you have heard about Jerry Lawler and JR's autograph signing at the Sept. 6 Dragon Gate USA show, now another WWE-caliber talent is here to promote the show. Dawn Marie, former WWE Diva, will be the "Live Event Hostess" at that show in Philly and the show on Sept. 6 in Chicago.
Another blockbuster announcement is that Dragon Gate has signed a pay-per-view deal, which is a step in the right direction for this budding company. The contract was with G-Funk Sports and Entertainment, who also manage the ROH PPVs.
If you have Bell, Viewer's Choice, or In Demand, then you can watch "Enter The Dragon", which is the name of the pay-per-view. It will be taped at the Philly show mentioned above and will air sometime in September. At the show, Naruki Doi takes on Shingo.
Another announcement about the Chicago show; it will feature the Dragon Gate debuts of Davey Richards (American Wolves; see Dan Telek's piece on this talented young man) and the "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson.
Look, everybody! A new wrestling chain order!
- Dragon Gate USA
Being recognized at the fourth best promotion in the world was easy for Dragon Gate USA; to make a bold prediction, I see ROH or Dragon Gate headlining the chain, unless WWE and TNA can get their acts together.
The next Philly Dragon Gate USA show will be on Nov. 28, 2009, so get your tickets now!
NWA Charlotte Shuts Down:
NWA Charlotte, a wrestling promotion in the state of North Carolina (the producers of many great superstars; i.e. Ric Flair, The Hardy Boyz, Hurricane Helms, Shannon Moore, and my fav, A.J. Styles) has shut down.
The promotion, which started in January, closed its door four days ago. NWA Charlotte CEO/President J.D. Costello states the closure of the NWA Coliseum on April 25 led the decision.
Stars such as Raven, Lodi, and Nikolai Volkoff appeared on the show.
From what I have heard, a lot of people liked the product, and while it was sad, there was no place to run the shows, after the sudden termination of the Coliseum.
IWA Mid-South, a well-known independent federation, has listed new shows, along with the Battle of The Future Stars event in Bellevue, Ill. Here are the details from iwamidsouthwrestling.com:
Battle Of The Future Stars
July 10, 2009
325 Bellevue Ave.
Doors Open @ 7:15pm
Bell Time @ 8:00pm
Battle Of The Future Stars 2 will be an eight-man tournament in which the winner will receive an automatic bye into the Ted Petty Invitational for the NEXT 3 YEARS!!!
Everything is based on a point system.
The first round matches will consist of four single matches. The winner of each match will be awarded 10 points where as the loser will receive -5 points for the loss.
The second round will consist of two tag matches. The team that wins will receive 10 points each. The losing members will receive -5 points and the person that is actually pinned in the match will receive an additional -5 points.
The third round will be an eight-man tag match. These teams will be picked in a lethal lottery style. Everyone will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of admission into the show. Again, 10 points will be rewarded to the winning team.
The losing team will have -5 points added to there total as well as the person who gets pinned will have an additional -5 points added.
After all three rounds, the points will be added (or subtracted) and totaled out. The two wrestlers with the highest points will then go on to face each other in the last and final match.
Which, the prize on the line will be an automatic bid in the Ted Petty Invitational Tournament for three years!
The eight wrestlers confirmed for this show are:
Prince Mustafa Ali
The first round match ups are:
Marshe Rockett vs. Ricochet
Ryan Phoenix vs. Jason Hades
Tim Donst vs. Shane Hollister
Jon Moxley vs. Prince Mustafa Ali
We hope to see everyone there for this unique and exciting tournament!
All Tickets are only $10. Children 12 and under will only be $7!
To order tickets online, or for more information, please contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I read all the details, and while it is a complicated way to win a three-year qualification into the Ted Petty Invitational, it has a lot of fan involvement, which is good.
Other shows include:
7/24 - Bellevue, IL - Bellevue Plaza - 325 Bellevue Avenue - "Tryout Show #4"***
7/25 - Bellevue, IL - Bellevue Plaza - 325 Bellevue Avenue ***
9/4 & 9/5 - Joliet, IL - Hartman Rec Center - 511 N Collins Street - 2009 Ted Petty Invitational
10/2 - Joliet, IL - Hartman Rec Center - 511 N. Collins St. - 2009 Double Death***
10/3 - Joliet, IL - Hartman Rec Center - 511 N. Collins St. - IWA's 13th Anniversary Show
To buy tickets, contact Patti at email@example.com.
Some Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling Shows as well:
Friday, July 24th, 2009
8 PM Belltime
Doors Open At 7:30 PM
11475 126 A Street
Front Row - $15.00
General Admission - $12.00
Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Russian Community Centre
8 PM Belltime
Doors Open At 7:30 PM
2114 4th Ave W
Friday, September 25th, 2009
8 PM Belltime
Doors Open At 7:30 PM
How about some Great Canadian Wrestling?
ANARCHY IN ANGUS 6: Kill Gill
Friday, June 19, 2009 - 7pm
Essa Recreation Centre – 8527 County Road 10
Triple Threat Match
Dangerboy Derek Wylde vs Tornado vs Crazzy Steve
Jake O'Reilly & Blair Gill vs Tyler Tirva and Anthony Darko
"Angus' Own" Scotty The Body vs. Asylum
More to be announced!
$10 in Advance
Naturally For You Health Store, Baxter Corner Store, and Bill Matthews Tile Setting in Angus, Wyldstar Collectibles in Oshawa, and online at www.GCWE.ca.
online at www.GCWE.ca.
Pro Wrestling Guerilla 6th Anniversary Show Card On July 31:
PWG Champion Chris Hero vs. Joey Ryan
Davey Richards vs. Roderick Strong
Chris Sabin vs. Brian Danielson
Alex Shelley vs. Scott Lost
PWG Tag Team Champions Young Bucks vs. El Generico and Human Tornado
Colt Cabana vs. Chuck Taylor
World Wrestling Council Carlos Colon Anniversary Show July 11th:
Main Event: Mr. Kennedy vs. Umaga
Innovative Hybrid Wrestling: Meltdown July 19th Riverview New Brunswick Matches:
Ryan Storm vs. Slash
Titus/? vs. Brody Steele/ "Kowboy" Mike Hughes (Kardinal Sinners)
The PWG, WWC, and IWA shows sound awesome, while the ECCW, IHW and GCW shows have potential (Titus and Mike Hughes are talented, trust me).
Results: Innovative Hybrid Wrestling Carnage 2009 Results
Titus def. BT Bobby Mann
"Gros Papa" Slash & "Rockstar" Chris Cole w/ Kevin Tyler def. Spider-Man & Chris Tough
Urban Miles def Gunzzo McGoth and Jay Phenomenon
Nick Teeth (c) (formaly Sidewinder) def. Ryan Storm
Chris Cooke def. XXL
Julien Young (c) def. Pee Wee
That's The Indie Source; hope you liked it!