More PRIME Wrestling Defections To The WWE?

There are a number of noticeable indy wrestlers that have signed with the WWE, but I will leave those posts to someone else. According to Gerweck.net (we do source our info from other sites, sometimes) Johnny Gargano from Pro Wrestling Ohio/PRIME Wrestling  along with Dragon Gate USA & Evolve has signed with the WWE and will be heading to FCW in the near future. Good for him. Gargano was one of the better wrestlers when the promotion started about five years ago. He has worked hard on his promo to make them go from childish to a man cutting a promo which has been his biggest development.

If you read the link, there’s some other news that pertains just to PRIME Wrestling, while I knew some of the information because of my sources inside of the organization, some of the information was never passed along. It is a bit shocking to find out the owner of the company, Walt Klasinski, got convicted of sexual assault related charges. The legal trouble led to Joe Dombrowski purchasing the company and re-branding it. Klasinski’s actions don’t change my thoughts on the promotion because he was never booking for it to my knowledge and none of the wrestlers were convicted either. I think it’s a fine, paint by the numbers booking style that helps get the wrestlers over.

To get back to Gargano, one of the better parts of the transition from Pro Wrestling Ohio to PRIME Wrestling was the carry over of the story lines. Gargano came back on an episode I haven’t watched yet but he is set to take on Jimmy Jacobs for the PRIME Wrestling Title at Wrestlelution 5. His possible move to the WWE would put a giant crimp in their big event.

Like any good indy promotion, PWO/PRIME talent has been ransacked just as they start to move to the next level. Zema Ion (Shiima Xion) is now the X Division Champion in TNA. He was recently joined by Flip Cassanova (aka Flip Kendrick) in the X Division Title hunt taking each other on at Destination X this past Sunday. The WWE signed “Big Rig” Brodie Lee in March not long after he worked with Kevin Nash at Wrestlelution 4. The WWE also signed Derek Bateman in PWO’s infancy when he went by the name Michael Hutter. Gargano will have some familar faces around him, but only time will tell if he can become the Whole She Bang and the Cat’s Meow in the WWE. -Kevin

Stunt Granny Interview Series: @ExtremelyCute Colin Delaney of @AIWrestling

Does Kevin grill Colin Delaney like Tazz?

Stunt Granny brings back its’ interview series with former ECW star and current Absolutely Intense Wrestling’s Colin Delaney. He joins Kevin to talk about the JT Lightning Invitational Tournament which takes place May 11th and 12th at Turner’s Hall in Cleveland Ohio. Delaney talks about Tommy Dreamer and his opponent, Archibald Peck with valet Veronica. What will those two men have in common after Peck’s first round match with Delaney? Marion Fontaine and Facade will battle for the right to take on Delaney. What does he think of these men? Is he worried about either of them? Will other big names like BJ Whitmer, Colt Cabana, Matt Cross and Josh Prohibition be a concern to Delaney? Allysin Kay defends the AIW Women’s Title against Jennifer Blake? What special insight does Delaney have in this match up? Find out that and more when you click on the link below!

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#PWOWrestling – Season 5 – Episode 10

Veda Scott looks good in the librarian glasses.

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire open the show by telling us the main event is Matt Cross against “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine for the PWO Title. Veda Scott and Sassy Steph are in action too. The opening match is Benjamin Boone with N8 Mattson against “Omega” Aaron Draven. (I’m not sure the last time I’ve seen him.) Dombrowski tried to explain who was injured but I couldn’t hear him well. Maguire said they’re not tag champs any more so I suppose they were talking about Flip Kendrick’s injury. (It seems to be legit from what I read on their site.) Boone tries to intimidate Draven, who is not. They exchanged some big guy (show of power), little guy moves (agility & quickness). Draven flipped onto his own face trying to take over Boone. The Big Bear dropped a knee on him. Boone gave Draven a short clothesline. Boone locked on the dreaded abdominal stretch. Draven hip tossed out but Boone stayed in control. He gave Draven a big boot. Nice key lock in the pin by Boone. He locked on a grounded bear hug. Draven elbowed out. Draven got out of a choke slam by DDTing Boone. Draven clotheslined Boone to no affect. He gave Boone an atomic drop then drop kicked him. Draven spring board heel kicked Boone. Draven only got a two count. Boone locked on the Bear Trap DDT but Draven fought out. He kicked Boone a couple of times then gave him an enziguri. That move draped Boone over the middle rope. Boone shoulder tackled a charging Draven. Boone went for a spring board power bomb (I feel like I’m not using the right words there) but Draven turned it into a huracanrana. Draven gave him Rolling Thunder. Draven kicked him in the face. Boone came back with a spear. He only got a two count. They countered some moves. Draven turned it into a roll up for the three count.

Analysis: I do not think Draven wrestled a very good match. Boone held up his end of the bargain and adapted to several botches well. Since I liked one guy and not the other. Score: 0.

Matt Mason had a relationship with Krimson. He is being interviewed by Vic Travagliante. Moore said that he doesn’t know who Krimson is because he knows that man as CK3. Moore has been up and down the roads with him. He asks Vic whether he wants to call him Krimson or CK3. Vic answers Krimson. Moore admonishes him. CK3 became depressed after his wife left him and his friends getting signed to better deals. Moore said that he’s always positive. He said that CK is sick and that he needs to get away from wrestling. Moore closes by saying the only way he stays in wrestling is if he turns Krimson back into CK.

Analysis: Hmm, interesting. I don’t think he was the best. He needed some more conviction and to relax some. I like the take though. Makes for an interesting storyline. Score: +1.

Bryan Castle is waving to the camera while Brian Bender admonishes him. Castle got him a gift. It was Bender’s own lucky head band. Bender said that he won and Castle lost. Bender said that Castle had been doing great in the gym but then he tried to eat a candy. Bender gave him a protein bar. Castle spit it out because it tasted like cardboard. Analysis: It’s a fun little give and take. Protein bars are pretty tasty these days. Score: +1.

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Stunt Granny #PWOWrestling Audio Show #1

Dan “Zourah” Kuester and and Kevin are here to talk about Pro Wrestling Ohio, specifically episode 9. They start off by talking about “Amazing” N8 Mattson’s retirement. How much will he be missed? Can they continue to use him in other capacities? They move onto the match with his former Sons of Michigan tag team partner Benjamin Boone and Michael “The Bomber” Facade. Did they like the gimmick spot at the end of the match? How was the quality of the rest of the match? Kirst is next up on the docket. Was his promo out in the cold in quality along with atmosphere? They talk about “Sassy” Stephie and Veda Scott. Are they building this angle up right? Will it be good to have women’s wrestling back on PWO? Brian Bender (with Bryan Castle) took on Ben Fruith (with Corey Winters) in friendly contest? Did they manage to make a face versus face match watchable? Who stood out in the match? Johnny Gargano cut a promo but will his injury derail this storyline? How much has he improved on the mic? Dan and Kevin finish up by talking about the tag team title changing hands from Aeroform to the Dead Wrestling Society combo of Krimson and Kirst. Did Dan like the title change? Did it set up a tag team match that Kevin didn’t think about? What injury made this title change look brilliant? Find out that and more when you click the link below.

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#PWOwrestling – Season 5 – Episode 9

"Amazing" N8 Mattson has a story to start the show.

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire kick the show off by telling us that Johnny Gargano will respond to Sex Appeal tonight. The main event is the Dead Wrestling Society (with a graphic showing Kirst & Krimson) against Aeroform (Louis Lynden & Flip Kendrick) for the PWO Tag Team Titles. Ben Fruith will also take on Brian Bender. The opener will be “Amazing” N8 Mattson with Benjamin Boone against Michael “The Bomber” Facade. Mattson comes out with a broken thumb. He blamed Aeroform for breaking it during the title match. Mattson said they’d get what is coming for them. He then said his in ring career is indefinitely on hold. Mattson said he’s going to unleash the “Big Bear” on PWO. He said that Boone will meet all of his in ring requirements. Maguire harped on Facade not being able to win the big match. Boone kept his distance while Facade threw some kicks. Boone showed off his power in collar and elbow tie ups. Satellite head scissors by Facade started his offense. Facade tried to leap frog Boone but he was still standing up. (I’m thinking that botch was on Boone. I have no idea though.) Facade Pele Kicked Boone to the outside. Facade sling shotted over the ropes but fell short. Boone picked him up and slammed him into the post. (They’ve recovered nice from each miss.) Boone slammed him into the the ring apron. Boone rolled him back inside. A leg drop only got a two count. Boone locked in a Bear Hug. A running shoulder block by Boone got another two count. Mattson tried to get involved so Facade chased him. Boone attacked from behind. Boone missed a charge into a corner. An inverted atomic drop was followed by a heel kick. Boone went outside to recover. Facade climbed onto the entrance curtains with a cross body. He took off the gui and got Boone back into the ring. Boone kicked out of a missile drop kick. Mattson distracted the ref, Jason Gorey came out and clocked Facade with the belt. Boone splashed Facade for the three count.

Analysis: Two botches doesn’t help the quality of the match. It was wrestled well aside from the noted mistakes and booked nicely with Gorey helping out Boone who couldn’t really lose just getting back into the singles ranks. Facade looked like he was going to win so it worked out in the end. Score: 0.

Kirst was outside for his promo while it was snowing. He told Greg (Iron) that their mother’s both were drug addicts. Kirst said that both of their father’s were bad. Kirst said that he was at the same show that CM Punk lauded Greg. He said he’s going to give him a real disability, broken legs. Analysis: That was pretty solid. It gave him a good reason outside of just being “evil” to hate Iron. Score: +1.

“Sassy” Stephie said she is excited to make her long awaited return to PWO & STO. She said she’ll make Veda Scott kiss her “Sass”. Analysis: I would have bought it if she had more gusto. I was quite surprised by her red hair. Score: 0.

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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 8

Injuries have taken a toll on the PWO roster. Find out below for who it is.

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduce the show. The main event is going to be Bobby Shields vs Johnny Gargano. Corey Winters takes on Bryan Castle too. The opener is going to be for the PWO TV Title with Jason Gory defending against Gregory Iron. The introductions took a while but Dombrowski & Maguire filled in the past between the opponents. Pedro De Lucca did formal introductions as always for a title bout. Gorey goes to the outside to start the match but Iron gave him a plancha to get things going. (The audio sounds a little off again.) An Irish Whip into one corner led to a bulldog out of the other corner. The crowd got a “Handicapped Hero” chant going. Iron got a two count on a roll up. Gorey turned it around by biting Iron’s forehead. Gorey chopped him in the corner. A suplex got Gorey a two count. Gorey launched himself into Iron’s midsection while he was in a corner. Gorey choked Iron on the middle rope then snapped his neck on it by sling shooting to the outside. Iron connected on a pair of clotheslines. Gorey gave Iron a boot to the face. Gorey got caught coming off the middle rope. Iron turned it into a neck breaker. A face buster by Iron looked similar to a Code Breaker. Iron tried to choke Gory with his shirt. The referee took it away from him. While the ref was distracted, Gorey clocked Iron with the TV Title. Gorey locked on the Anaconda Vice for the victory.

Analysis: Good match. You don’t want Iron winning at this point. Extend this feud out. I’m interested to see if Iron ends up going up the food chain to Krimson. Gorey is more suitable size wise and it’d help to take away the Dead Wrestling Society’s only gold. But taking out the leader since he took out your best friend has it’s merits too. Score: +1.

Aeroform (Louis Lynden & Flip Kendrick) celebrates their win as tag team champions. Michael “The Bomber” Facade is in the back ground. Louis Lynden starts the victory speech. He notes that the Sons of Michigan are no more. Lynden says it is Facade’s time to get single’s gold. He said that he’s let the PWO TV Title slip thru his hands too many times. Facade said he’s going to take the title out of the darkness and put it on “The Neon Ninja” where it can shine bright. Flip Kendrick says that they’re on fire.

Analysis: Not a great finish by the closer. I liked Lynden the best. Neon Ninja just makes me laugh. I know he wears lots of neon but I didn’t realize that was something to be proud of since the mid 80’s. I’m glad Facade admitted his short coming in winning the title. The Sons of Michigan are done because “Amazing” N8 Mattson retired late last year after sustaining another injury. I’d like to thank him for taking time out to talk to me last year before Wrestlelution. He was a class act and I wish him the best. Score: 0.

Veda Scott assumes that we know her and we’ve seen Wrestlelution. She blamed her loss when light reflected of someone’s hot dog wrapper. She said that she will take out Sassy Stephie to prove her point. They cut away when she was still talking. Analysis: Let’s just say she needs some work in the mic department. The focus of her character needs to be found. She didn’t go all in heel to me. She also needed to organize things better. I liked the idea of the message but she had to repeat herself or restart after a stumble more than once. Score: -1.

Corey Winters comes to the ring with Ben Fruith. Bryan Castle is accompanied by Brian Bender. Winters tried a bunch of stuff that a little man shouldn’t on a much larger opponents. Castle started with a Samoan Drop from one of those moves. Winters landed on his feet on a suplex attempt. Winters countered out of a belly to back suplex. Winters tried to slam Castle who reversed it. A leg drop by Castle only got him a two count. Winters gave Castle a pair of enziguris. Winters kicked Castle in the gut then a running boot to the face. Winters sentoned him but only got two. Bender gave Winters the lucky head band of Castle. He gave Winters a single leg drop kick. Castle power slammed Winters. Castle missed a splash in the corner. Winters rolled up Castle for the victory. Winters acted surprised. They hugged after the match. Castle then hugged Fruith & Bender.

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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 5

The battle of Michigan is the main event. Wolverines fighting is so much cooler than seeing two dumb mascots fight.

As Joe Dombrowski & Aaron Maguire, I can’t stop staring at the woman in the background not paying attention and tugging on her beer bottle label. The main event is going to be for the PWO Tag Team Title Match between the Sons of Michigan (“Amazing” N8 Mattson & Benjamin Boone) and Aeroform (Louis Lynden & Flip Kendrick). Jason Gory defends the PWO Televison Championship against Brian Bender to start the program. Maguire is acting dejected because Marion Fontaine did not win back the PWO Title. Bender knocked down Gory and clamped on a headlock. Bender slammed him then he rolled outside. Gory suckered in Bender and pulled him onto the second rope. They fought back and forth with Gory getting in more offense. Gory hit a Miz like corner clothesline. Gory sling shotted back in and drop kicked Bender. Gory put Bender in a reverse chin lock. Bender clubbed his way out of an attempted back breaker. A running jaw jacker by Gory got the momentum back for him. Bender caught Gory coming off the second rope with a urinogi. Bender back dropped Gory. Bender got a two count after an implant DDT. Gory slapped on a key lock submission attempt. (It kind of looked like an Anaconda Vice around Bender’s head.) Gory double stomped Bender off the top rope. Krimson came to ringside and threw a chair into the ring. Matthew Justice made the save.

Analysis: Maguire ended up selling the submission after the fact but they needed to get to mentioning it earlier since it was new. I had no idea it was a finisher and expected Bender to easily get out. Bender got in much more offense than I expected. Gory used too many big man moves in my book. He’s gone from high flyer to punch and kick offense. It’s less sloopy but doesn’t suit his slight frame. He needs to use his speed more still. The corner clothesline was a perfect example of using his speed because he almost made it look like a combination with a 619 he came in so hot. Score: +1.

Gregory Iron said that in one week he has a match up against Johnny Gargano. He vowed to bring everything he’s got. Iron said that this will be good for practice for taking on the Dead Wrestling Society, Kirst, Gory & Krimson. He said he’ll fight back even if he has to do it alone. Analysis: It was a nice little promo that got tied in his history with Gargano and his present with the DWS. Score: +1.

“Mr. RBI” Isaiah Bonds made his debut. (Oh boy. I just don’t like these types of gimmicks when it’s pegged to a profession. Even worse when it’s geared to one person. They billed him as being from McCovey Cove to boot. Yikes.) His opponent is Daniel Arkham. Maguire knocks it out of the park when asked what the wrestlers strategies would be in this match. He said “RBI is going to try and win the match.” Dombrowski quipped back “I couldn’t do without you, Aaron.” RBI knocked down Arkham with a pair of shoulder blocks. Arkham back elbowed Bonds then clotheslined him. An atomic drop put Arkham on a roll. RBI reversed an Irish whip and sent Arkham into a corner. Bonds clubbed down Arkham. RBI got reversed then tried to leap over Arkham with the aid of the ropes.Arkham gave Bonds a Side Effect for the win.

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