PWO – Season 5 – Episode 3

Episode Three has Three Title matches.

Joe Dombrowski opened the show by saying that three titles will be defended this hour with the main event being “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine taking on Jason Bane for the PWO Title. Jason Gory will defend the PWO TV Title against Gregory Iron and the Sons of Michigan (“Amazing” N8 Mattson & Benjamin Boone) against Ben Fruith & Corey Winters which starts off the show. Pedro De Lucca did formal introductions with everyone in the ring. The action was slow so Dombrowski & Maguire filled the air. Maguire kept harping on Fruith & Winters getting a title shot only because they were neighbors. Winters kept a headlock on Mattson for quite a while. Mattson got the upper hand then tagged in Boone. He kept the action slow with a reverse chin lock. Winters backed Boone into a corner with forearms. Winters drop kicked Boone into another corner. Fruith tagged in and tried to double team Boone. Fruith got planted by a Ron Simmons like spine buster. Boone and Mattson worked over Fruith while tagging in and out. Boone had Fruith in a Boston Crab but Winters broke it up before a tap. Fruith went for hat appeared to be a German Suplex. Mattson had a suplex blocked which turned into a Fruith Roll up. After the two count, Fruith hot tagged Winters. He gave Mattson a Cutter then rolled out of the way so that Boone splashed Mattson. Fruith missed a top rope drop kick. Boone speared Winters out of the ring. Mattson hit the M80 (Swinging Neck Breaker into a pin fall) for the victory.

Analysis: They did a good job of hiding what should have been a squash match by having the Sons of Michigan commit a couple of errors to keep Fruith & Winters in the match. Aside from Fruith butchering a German Suplex (at least that’s what I think he was going for) it was a well wrestled match. Score: +1.

Aeroform (Flip Kendrick & Louis Lynden) were standing by. They said that they were excited to get their hands on the Sons of Michigan. Lynden admitted they made a mistake at Wrestlelution but they will not make that mistake again. Lynden said that the Sons give the state of Michigan & the titles a bad name. Kendrick finished it by saying “They’re going to flip the world, son.” Analysis: He delivered that with more conviction than normal. I just wish he hadn’t looked back to his tag team partner. The starter & closer form of their promos continues to work well. Score: +1.

Joe Dombrowski did the low voice to talk about Hobo Joe’s injuries that will keep him out indefinitely. Jason Gory came out first. (The champs came out first in the first match too.) Gory came out without the belt because the Dead Wrestling Society is keeping it hostage. Gregory Iron came out to what sounds like new music. Gory grabbed Iron  by the neck and said he’d kill him. Iron punched him and knocked him to the outside. Iron tossed Gory into the guard rail and continued pounding on him. Gory head butted Iron in the stomach followed by a jaw jacker and a boot to the head. Gory assaulting Iron in a corner. Gory pulled back a finger on his right hand that is useless because of his cerebral palsy. Gory went back to it. Gory got in a Miz clothesline in the corner. Iron shoulder blocked Gory in the corner. Iron got caught charging into the corner. Gory splashed Iron while he was on the middle rope. Gory with a sling shot double stomp but it only got him a two count. A mid ring collision allowed Iron to recover. Iron got in a pair of clotheslines then a neck breaker. Dombrowski did say that the Dead Wrestling Society is banned from ring side. Iron dropped a knee and senton. Gory gave Iron a Code Breaker from the second rope. Gory tried to use a chain which distracted the referee. Gory blew mist in Iron’s eyes. Gory hit Trepidation (Spinning piledriver) for the victory.

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Stunt Granny Audio #160

There's a good reason to follow @maryseOuellet on Twitter. And @iLikeGirlsDaily.

Jeremy and Kevin team up again for your audio delight. They start out by fumbling around the order they’d like to talk about the whole two topics they had on their agenda. The duo starts by talking about the first episode of the new Pro Wrestling Ohio season. Who’s fingers does Jeremy want to cut off? What sets it apart from other season premieres in wrestling? How do Jeremy and Kevin think it relates to old school wrestling and Wrestlemania? They fill everyone in on the back story so even the non-watchers can follow this discussion about booking philosophies. Who does Hobo Joe remind Jeremy of? Is Kevin as hairy as Jason Bane? How do they like the main event six man tag team match that ended the show? They eventually talk about Raw. Are the guys finally defeated in looking for that pay off for a long arc story line? What holes do they poke at HHH’s removal? We think there are some positives about Michael Cole, but does John Laurinitis bring anything to the table? How dumb is the Board of Directors? Who could the next general manager of Raw be if it’s not going to be someone from the McMahon family? Did the lay off for Miz & R Truth pay off? Is a new faction going to form? Jeremy and Kevin end on a positive note but you need to click on the link below to find out what it is.

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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 1

The new introduction package is nice. Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire (still wearing the neck brace) introduce the show but going over the card. The main event is Sex Appeal taking on the Ninja Elite Squad in a 2 Out Of Three Falls Match to determine who is the #1 contender for the Tag Team Championship. Kirst will battle Hobo Joe. Dombrowski introduces “M Dogg 20” Matt Cross comes to the ring.  Cross puts over Wrestlelution and says that he pinned Johnny Gargano clean to prove himself. Cross said that he will stop for nothing short of the PWO Title and calls out Jason Bane. He obliges. Bane said that he proved he was a fighting champion. He said he proved he was the man while picking glass out of his back. Bane said he was here for the PWO fans. Cross said that nothing has been easy for him. He said his soul rests in Pro Wrestling Ohio. Marion Fontaine interrupts Cross & Bane as they are about to fight. Fontaine points out that he was in the main event of Wrestlelution 4. He runs down Kevin Nash. Fontaine explains about the no contact rule he and Justin Labar are. He said he was low blowed from behind so he got legal consel from Aaron Maguire and said that he can sue PWO for control and to wipe out Labar. Fontaine said that he became the #1 Contender so that PWO could avoid the lawsuit. (Don’t cave to terrorists!) Fontaine offers to put his status as #1 Contender on the line against Cross for this evening. Fontaine ends by saying that  Cross may have been seen by millions, but people realized he wasn’t a “Megastar”. Cross said he has made a career out of proving people wrong. He finished by saying he accepted the match for tonight.

Analysis: A good segment. They let the two better talkers, Cross & Fontaine, carry more of the segment. Bane did fine on his end which was a bonus. Cross is better but still comes off a little tentative. He finished really well and with good fire. They set up a good match for the night and possibly more story if Cross gets screwed in that match. Score: +1.

Dombrowski takes us to highlights of “Omega” Aaron Draven from Wrestlelution 4. Draven talked up how great of an experience it was being the main event. He said that he’s going to bring the best “Omega” he can every week now. Draven said he was going to keep on working harder so that sometime he can become PWO Champion. Analysis: Short, effective, not the best but better because he is keeping his head up now and had more animation than previously. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante interviewed Hobo Joe & Gregory Iron. He asked about CM Punk calling him an inspiration. Iron said it was the greatest thing in his career. Hobo Joe was bummed because he cost them the match at Wrestlelution. Joe said that he is holding him back. Iron said that Joe needs to believe in himself and that he’ll always have Joe’s back. Hobo tells him he needs to take Kirst on alone to prove that he still has it. Analysis: I had almost forgotten about Punk endorsing Iron. I asked him about that at the Kevin Nash party for Wrestlelution. Good idea to put that on television though. Nice story line for Iron and Hobo to have. They can either have someone go heel or they can still split amicably. Score: +1.

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Kevin Nash Meet & Greet for PWO Wrestlelution 4: Overdrive – Dan’s Perspective

Nothing is working for me tonight. I took an hour & a half to get this terrible picture.

 Wow, not a good start to trying to make this article about the information Dan and I got from the Kevin Nash. I tried to take pictures with my phone but they continually came out dark. So I switched to my camera. The first picture was dark so I took a second picture. Just as I plugged my camera into my computer, the camera battery died so it’s being recharged as I type. I ended up getting a decent picture with too much glare. Deal with it.

I want to let everyone know that I have relinquished full creative control of this report to Kevin.  I don’t know whether he will submit this as two seperate reports or as one combined report and I confident about his ability to edit this how he sees fit.  I get long winded so Kevin should feel free to cut anything unnecessary on here. (Editor’s Note: I saw a couple of spelling mistakes but will leave this note for changes. I decided to go with two articles because this was really good and I have a bunch of other stuff. I will limit the overlap of information.)

I am submitting this report from the Delta Sky Club in the Memphis Airport which cost me $50 to join (I may try to write this off on my taxes as a professional expense!) but I made $400 in vouchers changing my flight back to Kansas City this morning.  No sacrifice is too great for the Stunt Granny Universe.

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PWO – Wrestlelution 4: Overdrive Review – In Car Edition

Hi from downtown Cleveland. Dan Kuester (L), Bryan Castle, Kevin (R)

Dan and Kevin talked about the show on the drive back to Columbus. We can only hope this one becomes as infamous as the Audio Experience leaving Wrestlemania 23 from back in the Pro Wrestling Torch days. If you follow us on Twitter (@stuntgranny) you got the results as they happened but without any commentary. Come dig into the thoughts from Dan and Kevin as they talk over the card from top to bottom. Who was a no show? Which one of the ladies involved in the card gave the guys a piece of their time? Who had the best match? Which match did Dan miss while going on a food run? Who had the most painful match? Who got unexpected crowd support? Lastly, did Kevin Nash help put over the PWO talent? Find out that and more by clicking on the link.

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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 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 17

Click on the Read More button to find out who got revenge in this episode.

Joe Dombrowski & Vic Travagliante introduced the show. The main event if Gregory Iron vs. “Amazing” N8 Mattson for the WrestleRama trophy. Johnny Gargano is back in action against Benjamin Boone. The announcers talked up Gargano being out for 11 weeks and what affects Boone had from a big Baneline from last week. Boone won the collar and elbow tie up. They ruin my viewing by saying that Justin LaBar gets air time. Don’t ruin the viewing of this match. A leg sweep sends Gargano crashing onto ring apron. Boone worked on Gargano’s recently injured neck. Mattson strangled Gargano while Boone distracted the referee. A leg drop didn’t get the pin for Boone. Gargano gave Boone an enziguri to change the tide. Gargano low bridged Boone then hit Mattson & Boone with a suicide dive. Sling shot spear by Gargano only gets a near fall. Boone folds up Gargano with an overhead suplex. Boone missed a splash, Gargano gave a Cutter then kicked Boone with a low thrust kick. Gargano turned a Bear Trap DDT into a small package for the victory.

Analysis: They had a tough road to go with this match because Boone losing twice in a row isn’t good. They made him look good for stretches in both matches and the cheapish win with the small package helps keep that theme going and still gets Gargano a win over a bigger name. Gargano could fight Dan Arkhum in his return but everyone would know he’s going to win. You’ve got to have a little peril for a return match. Score: +1.

Michael “The Bomber” Facade said that he can’t get a fair fight whether it’s with Bobby Beverly & Sex Appeal or Jason Gory & Krimson. He added Shiima Xion but just talked bad about him. Facade told Beverly he only needed one more shot so that the fans could have a champion to look up to. He walked away and showed spray painted card board that read Facade in the upper left, then Next TV Champion cascading down to the right.

Analysis: I like the idea of the card board and spray paint but I think you need to go all in and have multiple colors, minimum. It should also be a nicer design that what he does for fans during his ring entrance. His theory fell apart with Xion. Facade talked well but the log jam of opponents made me feel like he couldn’t concentrate on one person to run down and get a good theory on. Score: 0.

Nicki Valentino had professionalism because of his sport coat, which didn’t have sleeves. Valentino talked like he grew up in the territory days. He challenged PWO to wrestle for 3 days, like he did. He said he’s a better wrestler than anyone they can find.

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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 16

The beginning was a surprise.

Vic Travagliante introduced the show with no one at ring side with him. He said he was bringing positive energy to the announce booth. (I said to give him more time with Dombrowski or Maguire, not fly solo.) Vic then introduced the matches. (Not a chance in hell I keep typing his last name.)  Dombrowski was in the ring. (Ah, Vic will have a partner.) Dombrowski introduced Johnny Gargano. Dombrowski said he was glad he was back then asked how he felt. Gargano said he’s feeling as good as he ever has. Gargano said he has rehabbed the last two months and everything has grown, his mind and body. Dombrowski asked for his thoughts on losing the PWO Title. Gargano wanted to send a message to the masked man who assaulted him. Gargano told him in three weeks, the masked man should meet him in the ring. Gargano issued an open challenge for next week for anyone to test his rehabbed body.

Analysis: The wait for Gargano to come out was a little long and they didn’t quite get the reaction they wanted. The crowd is at a car show which I’m sure is good for business, but the people aren’t there specifically for the wrestling. Gargano delivered one of his more focused interviews, no John Cena like goofing around. There’s still something about the cadence of the delivery that still throws me though. I’m going to critique him more harshly than most because he’s got that much potential. Score +1.

Benjamin Boone and N8 Mattson popped on screen. Mattson said it was improbable for Gregory Iron to win the WrestleRama Rumble. He quickly remembered that the Sons of Michigan beat them for the PWO Tag Team Titles. Mattson said he’s going to make sure every body part on Iron was crippled. Boone said there was a larger matter at hand, he eliminated Jason Bane and he is dominant as Bane in wins and losses. He challenges Bane for the PWO Title. Boone said he’s going to be only the second double champion.  The Sons said they were leaving for Michigan because none of the tag team deserved a shot.

Analysis: Mattson has better delivery than Boone but I think most of it is due to experience. Boone needs to find himself in the promo department. He’s needs to go brawny guy or smart guy. He mixed them which I think made it off some. They did a great job of pointing out obvious facts hat would make one think they both have a chance at winning in singles action. Score: +1.

Shiima Xion said he should be getting a shot at gold because he beat Jason Gory and Matthew Justice. He said he was done with Facade because he has bigger fish to fry like the PWO TV Champion Bobby Beverly. Xion said Beverly is trying to be him. Xion went on to state that Beverly’s not as good looking as him and is sexier than him. Xion ended by saying that if you thought he looked good now,he’d look better with Beverly’s gold around his waste.

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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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