Stunt Granny Audio Show #173

Oh yes boys and girls its time to get that booty shaking and listen to another edition of The Stunt Granny Audio Show.  Jeremy and Kevin are on the controls this week and they get a chance to talk some wrestling. The boys discuss last week’s episode of PWO Wrestling. What worked, what didn’t and what was really annoying? How cute is Veda Scott? No really, she is adorable. Oh yeah, the guys discuss her promo so this isn’t totally out of the blue. Honest. No really. (Veda, Kevin is single…wink, wink, call him no seriously direct message me @difrango11.) Um, anyway, they also dip their toes in the WWE pool and they discuss the imminent John Cena Heel Hilarity ™. They explain this one so don’t worry about it being a ten minute bashfest. So listen up as other things are bound to come up and it will all be worth your while.

Stunt Granny Audio Show #173

Stunt Granny Interview Series: N8 Mattson

“Amazing” N8 Mattson (@AmazingN8 on Twitter) became my first guest for a round of wrestlers from Pro Wrestling Ohio. Mattson starts by recapping the history of his former lackey Ben Fruith and his current partner in the Sons of Michigan, Benjamin Boone. One half of the tag team champions then talks about the Sons of Michigan’s Tag Team Title defense in an elimination match against Aeroform (Flip Kendrick & Louis Lynden), The Homeless Handicapped Connection (Hobo Joe & Gregory Iron) and Brian Castle & Brian Bender at Wrestlelution 4: Overdrive, which is August 7th at Jacobs (Formerly Nautica) Pavilion in Cleveland, OH. Find out what he thinks of all of these teams and his star appearance on Man Vs. Food in Detroit and more.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 18

Kevin Nash will take on someone who kind of stole his nick name. find out who it is by clicking the read more button.

Joe Dombrowski & Aaron Maguire pop on the creen first. dombrowski reminds us that Kevin Nash will be appearing at Wrestlelution 4: Overdrive. He also reminds us that Johnny Gargano is going to call out his mystery attacker. N8 Mattson versus Jason Bane is up first for the PWO title. This entrance is taking too long for Mattson. Dombrowski informs us that Bobby Beverly will face three challengers (Shiima Xion, Jason Gory & Michael “The Bomber” Facade) at Wrestlelution for his TV Title. Pedro De Lucca does the formal introductions. Dombrowski points out that Krimson and Bane haven’t come face to face yet as Mattson stalls at the beginning of the match. Bane dominates with power early. Mattson takes over with cheap shots and rope chokes. Mattson went for a suplex but Bane reversed it. Krimson stood at the top of the ramp. Bane started yelling at him. Mattson blasted him from behind which sent him to the floor. Krimson came down, said something to him then walked to the back. Mattson went outside the ring. Bane stops a head slam on the ring apron then does it to Mattson. The action moved back into the ring. After a choke, Mattson locked in a sleeper. The referee does the arm dop routine.  Mattson got caught by Bane doing a spring board cross body. Bane lifted him into F5 position. Mattson wiggled out and ran the ropes and got caught with a spine buster. That scored Bane the victory.

Analysis: Solid match but I thought Mattson got the short end of the stick. He should have been able to hang in there longer. I’m not sure why he couldn’t kick out of something most people do in a Bane match. You knew he was a high end jobber in this situation either way. Score: +1.

“The Megastar” Marion Fontaine mocked the Kevin Nash announcement. He said that Justin LaBar still has a worthless opinion. Fontaine is actually in the wrestling business so he has friends who that will stand up for him. Fontaine said he has an ace up his sleeve and “It’s going to be a big one.” Analysis: Solid short promo. A Good tease and better set up for announcement than last week. Score: +1.

Shiima Xion was dressed like a B-Boy and held the mic upside down. He talked about last week’s match. He talked about the four way match at Wrestlelution. He said Facade & Gory are like fan boys who can’t get away from him. He said Beverly tries to be exactly like him. He said he demands his destiny at Wrestlelution and will capture the PWO TV Title. Analysis: Wow, did he look like a douche bag. The conviction was fine but he needed more time to elaborate on the opponents a bit more. Score: 0.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 17

The big announcement by Justin LaBar is made official. Click the read more button to find out what it is, if you didn't read my spoiler.

Justin LaBar was shown coming to the venue. He was greeted by Joe Dombrowski. He expressed his doubts about LaBar meeting face to face with Fontaine because he could get hurt. Analysis: Dombrowski is such a giant pussy. If LaBar was confronting Bane or Krimson, I’d get the concern. Anyway, I suppose if I go off about it, something is working. Plus, it does hype what will likely be the main event. Score: +1.

Aaron Maguire is back with Dombrowski announcing. Maguire was still wearing a neck brace and selling the injury from Bane. They showed LaBar pacing in the crowd and said that “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine was on his way to the building.

Shiima Xion is in a triple threat match with Jason Gory and Michael “The Bomber” Facade for the #1 contender status for the TV Title. Dombrowski ran through who beat who between these three. Facade started working over Xion while Gory stayed in the corner. Gory attacked Xion after he tossed Facade to the outside. Gory jaw jacked then executed a swinging neck breaker on Xion who rolled to the outside. Facade and Gory faced off. Facade turned the tide with an enziguri. Facade cross bodied Gory on the outside. Xion attacked Facade from behind. Maguire mentions a tid bit I missed earlier. The winner of this match takes on Bobby Beverly at Wrestlelution. Gory with a sling shot elbow. It only got a two count. Gory dropped several running leg drops. Russian leg sweep by Gory on Xion only gets two. Facade gave a spring board heel kick to Gory for two. Reality Check like move by Facade on Xion for two. Tower of Doom allows Gory to attempt pins on Facade & Xion. Several near falls on roll ups and small packages. Facade monkey flipped Xion into a huge Code Breaker by Gory. Facade saves Xion. Shiima attacked Facade. Xion hits a super Alabama Slam. (Facade had Xion’s back on his, then flipped him over power bomb/Alabama Slam style). The announcers get done bitching about all of the other goings on in PWO  to over hype a very nice match up to this point. Spring board bulldog by Facade on Gory only gets a two count. Beverly hits the ring and attacks all of them.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 15

Goodbye Mr. Justice and good luck.

Joe Dombrowski talked about PWO  having heart with Gregory Iron, Hobo Joe & Matthew Justice. Dombrowski said that Justice signed with WWE. A bunch of the guys came from the back and congratulated Justice. Iron had his hand raised by Justice as he got to do a victory lap.

After the introduction video, Nicki Valentino came out wearing a fanny pack and his zubaz inspired trunks. He issued an open challenge and Epiphany, a large African American woman, came out. Dombrowski said she was a new comer. Valentino said this would be a good lesson because in “his day, women knew their place, in the kitchen.” A clothes line, drop kick and slam sent Valentino to the outside. He caught her coming back into the ring. Valentino took his time getting to the second rope then missed a splash. A World’s Strongest Slam only got Epiphany a two count. Valentino caught her charging in with a back elbow. He then used the ropes as leverage to get the pin. Dombrowski explained the Royal Rumble rules for the Wrestle-Rama Rumble.

Analysis: For being a new comer, Epiphany did well but she has a long way to go to look completely smooth. She was taller and larger than Valentino but could use to drop some weight. Valentino getting the cheap, 80’s inspired win suited his character but doesn’t do much for showing off any in ring skills. Score: 0.

Dombrowski was in the back talking to Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and apologized to Valentine for the way Nicki Valentino acted. “The Hammer” said he is normally treated well by the locker room of PWO but Valentino is a punk. Dombrowski asked “The Hammer”  to enlighten Valentino about the tough life of wrestling expansion. “The Hammer” said it was tough doing two shows in one night.  “The Hammer” said he was kind to Valentino and only went 50% on him. Valentine said Tito Santana could take him out easily.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 14

How did I not use a picture like this before when Sex Appeal was on PWO TV?

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire ran down the card for the night. We star off with the Sons of Michigan, N8 Mattson & Benjamin Boone, against Sex Appeal, Nicki Valentino & Bobby Shields, against Aeroform, Louis Linden & Flip Kendrick. Kendrick started against Valentino, who did a head stand. Kendrick did some dance moves after avoiding an attack. The Homeless Handicapped Connection, Gregory Iron & Hobo Joe, came to ring side to watch the action. Linden and Shields tagged in for their teams.  Nice drop kick by Shields. Double drop kick by Aeroform on Shields. Boone tags in while Aeroform are attacking Valentino. He double clothes lines them. Mattson comes in to work on Kendrick. Shields tagged himself in when Boone wasn’t working. Mattson tagged himself in. Kendrick took all of the beating. Linden got the hot tag  and took out all four of his competitors. Boone stopped the offense. Mattson & Boone double teamed him. Boone choke slammed Linden for the victory.

Analysis: I’d have to think that takes Aeroform out of the title picture. The match was pretty well wrestled but seemed like it could have gone longer with three teams involved. They showed the Homeless Handicapped Connection after the win so the story line with the Sons and Fruith is likely to stay until Wrestlelution. Score: +1.

“The Megastar” Marion Fontaine, still in his bed room, who asks Joe Dombrowski for his apology. He tells Justin LaBar he hasn’t done anything in this business. Fontaine could start a blog and do more than LaBar has in his whole three years. Fontaine said he has lived and breathed wrestling since he was a child. Fontaine said he wants to be face to face with LaBar one more time. He told him to bring the internet fans or show balls and come by himself.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 12

The picture will make sense when you read the review.

Joe Dombrowski introduced Vic Travagliante as color commentary again. N8 Mattson takes on Jason Bane in the main event while Jason Gory takes on Michael “The Bomber” Facade. Corey Winters takes on Bobby Beverly for the TV Title. Beverly came to the ring with Nicki Valentino. Winters came out second as the challenger. Odd. Pedro De Lucca went with the formal introductions. Valentino takes over for Tavagiante on color. Beverly gets the upper hand early. Good suplex from Beverly. Beverly drop kicks Winters in the head as he’s on his hands and knees. They put a graphic up saying “More action after the break”.

Analysis: I’d imagine the graphic was added because they usually have a call to the commercial break so it wasn’t planned until post production, in my opinion. A pretty lazy start to the match. There wasn’t quite enough action to want to keep me involved. I’ll wait to grade it though.

Dombrowski tried to ask Valentino about Aeroform but he was so goofy, Dombrowski abandoned the line of questioning. Winters got in some punches and kicks. Winters went for the Snap Mare Driver but Beverly pushed him into the mat face first. Beverly gave him a thrust kick, waited then tagged him with another. Valentino said Sex Appeal values wrestling. They pimp the main event again and other match again.

Analysis: I think the match was wrestled well. Winters and Beverly have both progressed over the last couple of years. That being said, the stuff surrounding the match wasn’t good. Valentino doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of his character. He needed to say more goofy shit to live up to the gimmick. Dombrowski could have led him more but acted upset and abandoned questions that could have led Valentino down the goof path. Dombrowski also need to hype the win a bit more to me. Beverly showed a sadistic side by waiting to give Winters the second thrust kick. He did point out what a roll was inter was on but didn’t translate it well after the victory. Score 0 Continue reading

PWO – Season 4 – Episode 10

Two Title matches tonight, but which one changed hands? Find out after you click "Read More."

We start with Pedro DeLucca in the ring. Krimson comes to the ring for a match with Jason Gory on a leash. Matthew Justice is his opponent. After some early jockeying, Justice knocks Krimson to the outside with a running high knee. Justice with a pescado onto Gory & Krimson. Justice then whipped Gory into the guard rail by way of the leash. Justice suplexes Krimson on the mat then rolls Krimson back into the ring. Krimson kicked the ropes as Justice went for a spring board. Krimson gave Justice an STO (Poorly). Krimson chopped Justice several ways. A small package by Justice got a two count. Krimson caught a kick then kicked Justice’s leg. A forearm to the face got Krimson a two count. Justice gave Krimson a spring board back elbow. Krimson unloaded on Justice who hulked up. Justice ended the offense with a second rope back elbow. Krimson clotheslined Justice in the back of the head while he was on his knees. After a big boot by Justice, Gory yanked the referee out of the ring. Justice attacked Gory which allowed Krimson to hit the Witch’s Wheel (Roll of the Dice) for the victory. Krimson & Gory assaulted Justice. They left the ring after strangling him with the leash/noose.

Analysis: Justice has really stepped up the quality of his in ring work. He used more mat based work while getting in some high flying spots too. Krimson held up his end of the bargain for the most part. Score: +1.

They preview the main event of Jason Bane versus “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine for the PWO title. Up next, was Michael “The Bomber” Facade taking on Bobby Beverly for the PWO TV Title.

Brian Bender was talking to someone off camera. He said that he was going to reinvent himself. Bender had “The  Big 3”. They were “Eating right, training right and living right.” Bender is going to prove that it works because he’s going to give it to someone who needs it, Brian Castle.  Bender can’t get Castle to stop waving at the camera. Bender tells Castle to let the PWO audience get to know him. Castle introduced himself then said he was there to win, maybe. Bender said he was going to have a lot of work to do.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 9

The Flatiron Building in New York City by Daniel Burnham. Read the final analysis to find out why I used this picture.

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduce the show. Joe tells us that Bobby Shields versus Raven is the main event. Dombrowski mentions that “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross was on another national TV show (Tough Enough). He questions how good Maguire’s connections are to help Marion Fontaine’s chances in the title match by getting rid of Cross. Maguire dodges the questions by going to the ring to celebrate with “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine. Fontaine brags about being at the top of the company. Fontaine admits that Maguire is his business associate. Maguire said that he’s thrown everything at Jason Bane but his best investment against him has been Fontaine. “The Megastar” starts badgering Justin LaBar. Fontaine says that LaBar giving him a hard time helped to inspire him to the PWO Title.  Fontaine rips LaBar for sitting behind a computer. “The Megastar” says that Bane needs the PWO Title to be PWO’s most dominant man. Dombrowski notes that the main event next week is Jason Bane against Marion Fontaine for the Title and previews the rest of the show.

Analysis: Dombrowski, Fontaine & Maguire covered a lot of ground which I think hurt the segment. It was a bit of information overload. I don’t think it was necessary to include LaBar into this spot because the rest of the information was history between Bane & Maguire or Fontaine & the Company. By the tone of Fontaine’s comments, I got a good feeling that we’re going to see LaBar in the ring at some point. Yuck. It’s good to lay out the previews of the show but having previews before and after the in ring promo was bad. Put them at the beginning or end. They also could have just stuck to this week’s show and just hyped the Title defense later in the show. The information was conveyed well enough but not the best work from any of them. Score: 0.

Matthew Justice is backstage. He talked about feeling good with a tag team (with Raven) victory over Krimson and Jason Gory. He said he’s going to march into the mouth of hell that Krimson vowed to unleash on the PWO. Justice finish by saying “I’m young. Metal. And ready to attack.”

Analysis: I’m not a fan of many of the tag lines on this show. This one bummed me out more than usual though because he did a great job with the material leading up to it. Score: +1.

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