Stunt Granny Interview Series – @BenjaminBoone1 of @PrimeWrestling

Two years ago, we had “Amazing” N8 Mattson for Wrestlelution 4: Overdrive. This year, we greet his partner in the Sons of Michigan, Benjamin Boone. Kevin & Dan get off to a rocky start with Mr. Boone because of Dan’s tardiness. We get around to asking the hard hitting questions when we talk about someone else who has angered Boone recently and that’s Jay Flash. What does Boone think about Flash’s one victory in three attempts? Was he expecting bigger challenges when he issued the open challenge that brought out Flash three straight times? Another one of his opponents at Wrestlelution 6: The Art of War is Aiden Veil. What are his strengths? The Sons of Michigan brought Bryan Castle into Prime Wrestling as an enforcer. What does Boone think now that he’s an opponent at Wrestlelution? Will they use his trade mark head band against him? Kevin & Dan do take time to address the write ups of the “lost” episodes of Prime Wrestling in which the Sons of Michigan complain about not being in the faction wars in Prime Wrestling. Will N8 Mattson & Boone add their tag team partner Bobby Shields to the Sons? What did he have to say about failed prospects like Ben Fruith and Zack Gowen? Do they have anyone else in mind? Not all secrets are that easy to pry away from Boone, but he does talk about the gloriousness that would be the Sons of Michigan reigning supreme over Prime Wrestling. Join us for the latest in the Stunt Granny Interview Series when you click below!

#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 14

Gregory Iron is on a road in a rural setting. The match between Gregory Iron and Matthew Justice had been a long time coming. They trained together and hit the roads together. Justice picked him up when he was down after a bad road trip. Iron is surprised by the way Matt Justice is acting by taking a short cut. Iron said that Justice’s reign as TV Champion will be cut short. Analysis: Interesting choice of locations. I guess it spoke to them riding the roads together. Good promo and a great way to tie the story together. Score: +1.

They start with TV Champ Matthew Justice coming out with Marti Belle. Zack Gowen comes out with Iron. They got off to a quick start. Iron was the first to get the upper hand. Justice yanked Iron off the second rope to switch the moment. Justice chopped at Iron. Justice got tossed off the middle ropes. A cross body block got Iron a two count. Justice caught Iron charging in, put him on his shoulders then slammed him. Iron fought out of a Death Valley Driver. Iron nailed Handicapped Parking. Justice kicked out. Marti Belle tried to slip Justice the cane. She distracted both Iron & Gowen. Justice picked up Iron and gave him the DVD for the win.

Analysis: Perfect heel win. Well wrestled match. The banter from Joe Dombrowski & Aaron Maguire about the Puerto Rican ambassador is hilarious because it’s a call back to past years that few would recall.  Score: +1.

Nicki Valentino wants to do something big. He runs into Bryan Castle. They’re following each other. Valentino is tired of Castle. He compares himself & Vic Travagliante to the great duos of all time. Valentino challenges Castle & his friends to a tag match. Valentino is going to choose his partner. Analysis: Both of the comic characters in one match. It was bound to happen. Let’s see how they go on their own finally. Score: +1.

Sassy Steph reintroduces herself. She has a beef with Marti Belle who claims that she is bringing women’s wrestling back to Prime. Steph name drops Madison Rayne because they started women’s wrestling in Prime. Marti can kiss her Sass. Analysis: Not the strongest reason to take on Marti Belle. Score: 0.

Benjamin Boone lays down his challenge. Jay Flash accepts for a third time. Boone berates him. Flash uses his speed to start the match off on top. Boone catches Flash when he dives on him on the outside. Boone goes for the Ron Simmons spine buster. Flash kicks out. Boone swatted Flash. Boone gets cocky. Flash rolls up Boone for the win. Boone snaps. Analysis: The announcers were laying it on thick so I knew the Flash win was coming. Expected him to take more of a beating before pulling it out. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante is confident. Jeremy Madrox lays out their three stage plan. Justice runs down Zack Gowen & Gregory Iron. Ricky Shane Page said he was going to cripple Iron’s other arm, Gowen’s other leg & he’s going to pluck Gargano’s beard. Analysis: Solid stuff. First time I’ve liked Page. Sadistic but not over the top like previously. Score: +1.

Zack Gowen, Johnny Gargano & Gregory Iron are not going to lose their spirit or their hearts. Gowne said they won’t stop until the Megalomaniacs are out of power. Gargano says that they will not be held down because they have all felt adversity before. Analysis: Not as good as the heel’s but solid enough. Score: +1.

Nicki Valentino needs to find a partner. He doesn’t know who until a masked man comes out with coffee. Analysis: Um, sure. Score: 0. Matt Cross reminds us of his Tough Enough days. He can’t stand for the Megalomaniacs. He knows what he needs to do. Analysis: Pretty vague. Well delivered. Score: +1.

Gory came out before the commercial break. Michael “The Bomber” Facade was his opponent. Gory attacked while Facade was taking off his gui. Facade came up so that Gory tripped on him. It was planned and was pretty slick. Gory stomped on Facade’s foot. Gory head scissored Facade to the outside. Gory bit Facade’s head. They started brawling on the outside. Gory got bocci balled. Facade got pushed into a garage door when he tried to drag Gory back to the ring. Gory did slide Facade back in. Gory sling shot double stomped Facade. It only got a two count. Gory pounded away. Facade hulked up. Spin kick to the back of Gory’s head. Facade double atomic dropped Gory. Facade got two after a spring board moonsault. Facade chopped Gory in the back of the head. Gory countered into a Code Breaker. Huracanrana off the top rope by Facade. Jimmy Jacobs interfered. Gory took advantage and won. Jacobs punched away on Facade. Gory chased away Jacobs. He then boot washed Facade.

Analysis: This match up may have been their best to date. Both are taking less chances but still displaying athleticism. The end was an interesting twist that fits both Jacobs, who won’t take on Gory because he hasn’t been a problem, and Gory who is protective of the Dead Wrestling Society way. Score: +1.

Final Score: 8/10. Final Analysis: Prime seems to be getting their house back in order after a rough patch to start the season. Stories are shaping up. Wrestlelution is taking form and I still have one more episode to catch up on. There were a lot of little snippets in this episode but most did well with their limited time. -Kevin

#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 11

The show kicks off with a match between Bobby Shields and Aiden Veil. Joe Dombrowski informs us that Veil’s tag team partner Logan Schulo is on the shelf with a knee injury. Shields gets the upper hand early. Veil catches him with a leg lariat. They exchange arm bars and counters. Dombrowski tells us Matt Cross is gone for a while. Shields starts to work over Veil’s shoulder and stomach, both of which are wrapped. Aaron Maguire calls Vic Travagliante’s fans Vic Heads. Veil comes back with a monkey flip. He nails a pair of clotheslines and an enziguri. Veil nails a standing senton but only gets two. Veil gives Shields a spinning neck breaker for the win.

Analysis: Wow. I didn’t see that one coming. That is a bit of a head scratcher unless Shields isn’t coming back. The match quality was fine. A neck breaker isn’t much of a finisher even if you run before it. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante is directing Justin LaBar on where to mount what looks like Aaron Maguire’s senior high school picture. Vic names Ricky Shane Page the number one contender. Nickie Valentino comes in and asks to be number one contender. Vic shoots him down because he’s not part of the Megalomaniacs. Vic tells him to hit and the gym and get a personality. Vic asks Nickie to find Krimson by the end of the night. Analysis: The start was standard heel GM stuff. The end is ordering around what could be a lackey even though the Megalomaniacs don’t need one. Score: 0.

Nickie Valentino is looking for Krimson with a flash light in the bowels of the building. He found Bryan Castle pooping. Analysis: Woof. Score: -1.

Benjamin Boone comes out with N8 Mattson. Boone bellows about his accomplishment at Pressure Rising. Jay Flash accepts the challenge even though he lost at PR. Boone gives him a free shot. He drop kicks Boone. Flash went for a spring board but got clotheslined. Boone dropped a knee. Flash jaw jacked Boone. Beautiful Disaster Kick followed by a spin kick got him a two count. Boone gave him a spine buster. Boone nails a splash for the win. Analysis: Not a fan of Flash losing again because I think he’s got some potential but I’m guessing they didn’t have a fresh opponent for Boone to squash. Benjamin Boone rebuild part 2 in full effect. Score: +1.

The cameras catch up to Michael Facade who is writing on the bathroom walls. Facade doesn’t care who the commissioner is but he thinks Vic and him don’t see eye to eye. He’s going to keep defending his belt regardless of who’s in charge. Analysis: I like the attitude and he came off more confident than he has in the past. Score: +1.

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#PrimeWrestling – #PressureRising iPPV

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I’m guessing neither Prime Wrestling or Jeremy Hovan (designer) will object to me using this jpeg.

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduce the show. The big news is that the Prime Championship match will be wrestled under relaxed rules. “Amazing” N8 Mattson was the first out with Benjamin Boone in tow. Bryan Castle was his opponent. Castle used his size early. Matt Mason has diverticulitis. Mattson tried to slam Castle. It got reversed. Boone distracted Castle so that Mattson could attack him from behind. Mattson drop kicked him low. Boone took advantage while Mattson distracted the referee. Mattson drop kicked Castle in the knee. Mattson got a two count from a second rope leg drop. Mattson missed a charge in the corner. Castle connected with punches, clothesline and axe handles. Mattson reversed into a Code Breaker for a two count. Boone tried to distract Castle who whacked him with Mattson in the fireman’s  carry position. Mattson got spun onto Castle’s back for a package Stunner and a Castle win.

Analysis: Fun opening match. They could turn this into a match for Wrestlelution between Castle & Boone since they’re closer size wise. Score: +1.

Marti Belle got to introduce herself. She said that many of the men in the crowd don’t have experience with women like Prime Wrestling. Jessie Kay was her opponent. Kay arm dragged her several times. Belle tossed Kay by the ears. Belle strangled her on the second rope. Belle elbowed Kay. Belle reverse chin locked Kay. A Jaw jacker by Kay led to a neck breaker. They traded elbows by Kay won. Belle kicked out of a swinging neck breaker. Kay spine bustered Belle. Marti Belle hit the Reality Check for the win.

Analysis: Jessie Kay was as disappointing in the ring as she was awesome on the mic. Marti Belle didn’t get any help so I’ll wait and see on her. Score: 0.

Bobby Shields came out without covering his head. Bobby Beverly was next. Nicki Valentino came out with fanny packs for each Bobby. Beverly knocked Shields out of the ring. Beverly & Valentino traded blows. Shields attacked Beverly from behind. Valentino attacked Shields after a push by him. Valentino missed with a suicide dive. Beverly took over. Dombrowski tried to feed the “Simple man” stuff with Beverly. It’s not working. No one likes it. Shields tossed Beverly outside. Valentino attacked Shields. Shields put him on the top rope. Beverly kicked Shields. Tower of Doom. Beverly & Valentino punched away on Shields. Beverly suplexed Valentino. Shields attacked Beverly. Power sunset flip by Valentino on Beverly. The Bobbys double super kicked Valentino to the outside. Shields went for his finisher. Beverly reversed. Shields tossed Beverly into the referee. Shields fanny pack didn’t contain the chain. Beverly went for his fanny pack but nothing was in it. Beverly super kicked Shields. Valentino nailed Beverly with the chain. He tried to pin both Bobbys but failed. Shields went for his finisher on Valentino but got super kicked by Beverly. Valention groveled when Beverly found the chain. Beverly super kicked Valentino for the win.

Analysis: An excellent match. I liked showing that Valentino had more sense than he has been presented. LEt’s hope he gets even more smarts as they move along. I think he can do more than the goofy pet raccoon gimmick. Score: +1.

The Megalomaniacs (Marion Fontaine, Jeremy Madrox & Ricky Shane Page with Vic Travagliante) against Team Justin LaBar (Matt Cross, Gregory Iron and Matthew Justice) was up next. Cross started against Fontaine. Cross got in a standing moonsault early. Iron went to work on Fontaine. Madrox & Fontaine collided. Justice squared off against Page. Justice grabbed his knee. It looked to be legitimate. Iron was pitted against Madrox. Iron ended up taking the beat down from the Megalomaniacs. Nope, it sounds like the knee injury was a work if he is refusing care in the back. Iron finally fought his way out of a double team with Fontaine & Madrox. Cross came in and crushed everyone. Cross caught the heels with a top rope moonsault onto the floor. Cross missed a Shooting Star Press. Iron cross bodied the Megalomaniacs on the outside. Vic and LaBar fight. Justice grabbed the lap top from Maguire. He then cracked Iron with the lap top. Page covered Iron for the win. Dombrowski isn’t doing a great job trying to garner sympathy for LaBar or “the company”.

Analysis: They did a good job with the injury angle but it all makes sense now. Let’s hope they don’t forget about his heel turn like they did when he joined the Dead Wrestling Society. Justice gives them an interesting piece. He could really be the leader. The match was well wrestled. They took an intermission after this match so time for the read more button. Score: +1.

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#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 9

YouTube-blockedFor some reason, this episode is not on YouTube yet. It’s been more than a week. They usually post it the Tuesday after it airs. Oh well, I’ll replace that picture as soon as I see it posted.

Kirst comes out dressed like Hobo Joe again. He is accompanied by Krimson. Matt Cross was his opponent. Kirst jumped him while he played to the crowd. Cross arm dragged him a couple of times. Cross low bridged Kirst. He followed it with a suicide dive. Kirst turned around an Irish Whip to toss Cross into the guard rail. Kirst attacked him with the collection can while Krimson distracted the ref. Cross back dropped Kirst over the guard rail. They got back into the ring. Kirst ducked Cross and nailed a clothesline. Cross tossed Kirst into the air and flap jacked him. Kirst kicked out at two. Kirst choked Cross on the middle rope. Standing moonsault by Cross was followed with a pin. Kirst tossed Cross into the corner. Kirst dropped a leg. Kirst wasted time mocking Hobo Joe. Cross caught him with a reverse atomic drop. Cross got two after a cross body. Cross gave Kirst the Mortal Combat corner kicks. Kirst suplexed Cross. Kirst went to the top but Cross caught him. Cross went for the Shooting Star Press but Kirst rocked the ropes. Kirst went for a superplex. Cross tossed him away and nailed the SSP for the win. Kirst attacked Cross. Gregory Iron made the save. Ricky Shane Page, Marion Fontaine and Jeremy Madrox attacked. Vic Travagliante was directing traffic.

Analysis: Good match. It did way more for Kirst than any other match. I understand the attack on Cross but it did take away some from Kirst’s showing. Score: +1.

They replaced Gregory Iron being hurt by Kirst last year. Krimson said that every absurdity has a title to defend. Krimson said that Johnny Gargano and Rhino think they have what it takes to stop the Dead Wrestling Society. Krimson said that Gargano doesn’t have it in him. Analysis: Another good promo from this guy. This guy has been awesome. I need the You Tube just to show this promo. Score: +1.

Korey comes out and introduces Michael “The Bomber” Facade. He injured himself in a taping for Extreme Rising pay per view so he can’t wrestle right now. The injury isn’t serious. Facade said he’ll be back in a month. Bobby Shields came out and claimed the Facade was faking it. Shields said that injury wasn’t as traumatizing as it was for him to lose his hair. He lost his identity and dignity. Facade said he wrestled on two broken bones in his foot. Shields stomped on the foot then gave him a thrust kick. Shields attacked the foot with a chair. Shields said that his title reign is just a facade. Shields said the logic belongs to him. Shields said Facade’s read locks were an embarrassment. Shields attacked his ankle with Facade’s cane again. Analysis: Good stuff from Shields. Facade was okay. Korey just seems over eager. Kind of like his day job calls for. I don’t particularly like it. People obviously do. Score: +1.

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#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 7

I don’t normally do this but there are times to make exceptions. If nothing else, go to the main event and listen to the commentary. Aaron Maguire kills it while Joe Dombrowski plays his part well. On with the review.

Gory came out to start the show. Louis Lyndon was his opponent. Gory attacked Lynden from behind as he tried to pump up the crowd. Action went back and forth. Lyden took Gory over with head scissors. Gory rolled out of the ring after a spinning heel kick. Lynden got pulled to the outside. Gory dropped him over the guardrail. Gory locked in a reverse chin lock. Joe Dombrowski was describing Gory as sadistic while this move was going on. Bad timing on his part. Lynden reverse thrust kicked Gory. A jaw jacker by Gory got him back on track. A neck breaker only got Gory a two count. Gory climbed the ropes to jump on Lyndon’s back and bite his head. Gory gave him the thru the ropes clothesline. Sling shot knees by Gory only kept Lyndon down for two. Lynden punched and kicked away. Bicycle kick followed by a Sick Kick got Lynden a two count. Lynden caught Gory with a boot as he charged into the corner. Lynden got pushed off the top ropes. Gory followed with a double stomp for the win.

Analysis: Good match. Both guys did their part. Despite Dombrowski’s bad timing, he and Aaron Maguire did a good job of noting Gory’s real sadistic acts and pumping up Lyndon so that it looked like a hard fought win. Score: +1.

Prime Wrestling shows an add for an iPPV Saturday February 16th called Pressure Rising. I’ll have to check my schedule. Dombrowski & Maguire send us to some secret footage. Jason Bane was laid out in a parking lot. A car sped off just as Justin LaBar found him. Analysis: There are times that make me think anyone could act. This time wasn’t one of them. Score: -1.

Marion Fontaine, Vic Travagliante, Jeremy Madrox and Ricky Shane Page were at a bar. Vic takes the lead. He brags about being an undefeated and that he’ll outsmart Justin LaBar no matter what idea he comes up with. Page was next. He was not sorry about knocking out Jason Bane in the parking lot. BOMB – Brotherhood of Mustached Brawlers will be a tag team comprised of Marion Fontaine & Jeremy Madrox. Vic accepts the match on the condition that Justin LaBar steps down if they win. If LaBar’s team wins, Vic will leave Prime Wrestling. Analysis: Vic nailed it with his asshole mode. Ricky Shane Page doesn’t strike me as off his rocker scary. More like, I have sympathy for a scary mentally handicapped person. We know those people like shiny objects, but holding a large nail doesn’t make you seem crazy. I love the idea of moving Fontaine away from the Prime Title picture and having him in a tag team. Makes that division reappear for this company. Score: +1.

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@PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 6

The opening match up was Benjamin Boone with N8 Mattson taking on Matt Mason. Mason started out by yelling O-H for the crowd to respond I-O. (Ugh. Isn’t this why you went less local with the name?) Boone rolled to the outside after a leg lariat by Mason. They both budged during a shoulder block. Mason talked to the crowd too much.Mason rolled to the outside which confused Boone. Mason went under the ring. He surprised them with a plancha. Mattson had a meeting of the minds with Boone courtesy of Mason. Mattson held Mason’s leg as he got back into the ring. Boone took advantage with some stomps. Mattson strangled Mason as Boone distracted the ref. Mason caught Boone with a back elbow and boot as he charged twice. Boone belly to belly suplex Mason. Someone botched a move. Boone locked in a bear hug. Mason raised the hand during three. Boone clotheslined Mason. Boone gave him a modified reverse chin lock.  Mason reversed the hold. Back cracker only got Mason a two count. Mattson grabbed Mason’s leg as he went to the top rope. Jake Lemon, the referee, did nothing as he watched it happen. Boone guerrilla slammed him from the top rope. Mason went for a back slide then flipped Boone around and gave him a knee to the face. Mason wins.

Analysis: Mason played to the crowd way too much. It’s OK to get them involved but leading a chant, having a talk and clapping numerous times is overboard. Clap once, maybe twice a match. I’m not sure who botched the move but it didn’t help the quality of the match which wasn’t that great. I’m not as high on Boone as I used to be but Mason seemed like the bigger problem. I also have no idea why the ref didn’t disqualified Boone for Mattson’s interference despite the fact that he looked right at it. Score: -1.

Ricky Shane Page was accompanied to the ring by Vic Travagliante. He was taking on an also debuting Jay Flash. Page rubbed his face on the top turn buckle. Page splashed Flash in the corner. Flash ducked the next charge and kicked Page in the face. Flash low drop kicked him. Page went to the outside. Page caught Flash during a suicide dive attempt then slammed him on the apron. Page slammed Flash’s head on the apron. Page chopped and punched him. Flash fought back. Page slammed Flash. Page gut bustered him.Page locked in a clover leaf. Flash reached the ropes. Flash ducked a Roaring Elbow and gave Page a running elbow. Page no sold it and  several moves after it. Page gave Flash a buckle bomb. Page with the Roaring Elbow for the win. Page kneed and elbowed Flash after the match. Page gave him some type of driver. Page went to attack the referees when the cops were called down. They arrested him and took him off.

Analysis: They established Page’s character really well but the finish is a little weird to me. He can’t come back right away, correct? I understand he comes back because he’s favored by the Aaron Maguire side of management. I think he losses a little bit of momentum to start things off unless it was a one off character anyway. Jay Flash is a great name. The kid was ridiculous fast and worked really well. Good big man vs little man match. Score: +2.

Nicki Valentino came to the ring unannounced. He told Chris Van Vliet to sit down. Valentino then told him to leave. Valentino admits to being a goofy guy. He said that he has a serious side. Valentino blamed Van Vliet for making the crowd stupider. Valentino told Van Vliet to punch him. Van Vliet acts like he wants to punch him. The referees separate them. Analysis: That might be the first time in wrestling history that worked so easily. It makes Valentino look stupid doing this. Van Vliet is just doing the announcing and hasn’t interfered in anyone’s match since Wrestlution. He’s not hogging extra time like hosts of Raw in years past. Pedro De Lucca took up the same amount of time so why didn’t Valentino attack him years ago? His promo rambled at times to boot. Score: -1.

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