#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 – Season 6 – Episode 9

Alrighty then. I obviously didn’t catch up in enough time to watch the iPPV on time. I bought it but I need to get thru the go home show first. The good part is if they had any previews, I’m blowing right through them. I liked the way the last pair of reviews went. I got rid of some of the junk offense (punch, kick, 1 move to stop a beat down, etc.) so I’m sticking with it.

“Amazing” N8 Mattson was first out of the back with Benjamin Boone. Kid Hybrid is wrestling out of a dojo too. His look says Social Distortion. Mattson caught him with a cheap clothes line to start. Mattson got in the early offense. Mattson tossed Hybrid outside and distracts the referee. Boone took advantage. Mattson fisherman bustered Hybrid. Mattson only got two after an M80 middle rope leg drop. Hybrid turned it around with some stomps. Hybrid nailed a Back Cracker. He rolled it into a chicken wing bridge submission. Boone jumped to the apron. Hybrid missed a corner charge. Mattson nailed the swinging neck breaker for the win. The name of the finisher is escaping me and the announcers are to busy hyping other matches in the iPPV to call it.

Analysis: It was a needed win to help re-establish the Sons of Michigan who have had a down year and a half. I hope they get to use Hybrid more. Solid build and moves around the ring well. Score: +1.

They hyped Krimson vs Johnny Gargano for Pressure Rising. Nicki Valentino has been asked about his intentions with Bobby Beverly & Bobby Shields. He’s going to make his plans crystal clear at Pressure Rising. Analysis: Woof. He just hyped the iPPV and acted dumb. I know that’s his schtick but he could do better. Bobby Shields complained about losing his identity and how he has suffered more than anyone else from the defunct Sex Appeal. He will prove that he was the real leader of Sex Appeal at Pressure Rising. Analysis: That’s how you go with a short promo. Even if I think the hair losing thing is a bit over board. Bobby Beverly did his promo at the electrical panels because he’s a simple man. He will make it to the top on his ability not his sex appeal. Beverly will take out Valentino if he isn’t with him. Analysis: Two out of three is worth a score. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante, Jeremy Madrox, Marion Fontaine and Ricky Shane Page are the cool kids smoking in the stair well. Okay, so they weren’t smoking. Vic complained about LaBar again. Madrox is going to attack Iron with Zack Gowen’s cane after they win. Page is going to take out Matt Cross because he was never taken to Disney World. Fontaine knows that because LaBar’s choice is from the past of Prime Wrestling that the third member will be bad. Travagliante closed the loop by saying that he will be commissioner of Prime Wrestling. Analysis: Three out of four is a nice total of short promos. Page is still doing nothing for me. Score: +1.

Gregory Iron stared into space as Matt Cross talked. Justin LaBar was grinning like he had a crush on Cross. “M-Dogg” wants to be the three time Prime Wrestling Champion. He doesn’t care about the Megalomaniacs as much as the title. LaBar showed us his “Reality Check” with a box & check mark included. Analysis: I liked Cross’s promo but the distractions were weird. Why didn’t they get mic time other than to show off a terrible shirt? Score: +1.

Michael Facade and Louis Lyndon came out of the elevator together. Facade is glad that Lyndon is his challenger. Lyndon told him he’s not going to hold back. Facade expected nothing but the best from him. Lyndon isn’t going to hold the belt until Facade is out of Prime Wrestling. Lyndon got pissed and said he will take the title from him. Analysis: Facade is moving slowly in the right direction with his promos too. Lyndon is a good talker. Score: +1.

They did a Pressure Rising run down. Matt Cross came out first. Johnny Gargano was second. Pedro De Lucca did the formal introductions. They shook hands. Gargano went with an arm bar to start. They traded arm drags. They fought on the outside. Cross dropped the flag pole elbow. Gargano sling shot speared him back into the ring. Gargano nailed a neck breaker. Cross hit an atomic drop. Cross only got two from a sling shot cross body. They traded kicks. Cross suicide dove onto Gargano. Cross double stomped Gargano on the back. Cross only got two from a standing moonsault. Cross missed a spring board moonsault. Gargano lawn darted Cross into the corner. Gargano super kicked Cross. Gargano hit his finisher Uniquely You but Cross kicked out. Gargano perched Cross on the top rope. Cross pounded on Gargano’s back. Cross gave him an Attitude Adjustment neck breaker. Cross missed the Shooting Press. Gargano super kicked him. Cross gave Gargano a reverse huracanrana. Cross bicycle kicked Gargano. Cross missed another Shooting Star Press. Gargano nailed two Uniquely Yous but Cross kicked out. Gargano went three peat and got the win. Cross grabbed the mic and said that Prime Wrestling will be his home until the fans won’t have him. Cross turned his anger on the Megalomaniacs. He just wants good honest wrestling not politics. Cross milked it more until the Megalomaniacs attacked. Gargano cleared them with a chair. The Dead Wrestling Society attacked Gargano. Gregory Iron tried to make the save but got knocked out by Ricky Shane Page. Matthew Justice made the save and was announced as the third member of Team LaBar.

Analysis: A very ROH finish with multiple kick outs from a finisher. I don’t think this was their best match against each other but it was still a good match. Dear lord did that promo drag on forever. Just go with a shorter show. You don’t need to make it 53 minutes every time. Go quality over quantity. Good surprise ending though with the reveal of the third member out of the blue. I had wondered where he went after he came back from the WWE. He deserved to get there so I’m cool with a re-appearance. Score: +1.

#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 7

I’m going to try things a little bit different today. Prime Wrestling has an iPPV, Pressure Rising, on Saturday evening. I’d like to be able to catch up so that I can do a preview before then. We’ll see how Saturday shakes out. Hold on, I think my girl works that night. I’ll ponder that thought more later. I’m going to do a quicker style review than normal. I don’t feel as bad since I attach the video if possible these days.

Bobby Shields is taking on Michael “The Bomber” Facade for the TV Title. Shields grabbed the mic. People don’t understand the pain of him losing his hair. Joe Dombrowski & Aaron Maguire recap Shields’s assault of Facade last month after he’d been injured at another event. They had a stare down while Pedro De Lucca does the formal introductions. They stalked each other before trading blows. Facade connects with a leg lariat. The camera man had a hard time following Shields outside the ring. Facade walks the ropes but Shields shakes him off. Shields stomped away. Shields drops knees after a suplex. Shields missed a moonsault. Facade hulked up. A spring board moonsault got Facade a two count. Facade drop kicked Shields for another two. Shields got two from a Northern Lights suplex. Shields nailed a Mafia kick. Facade kicked out after a Falcon Arrow. Nicki Valentino dropped off his fanny pack. Shields found an empty fanny pack. Bobby Beverly appeared on the entrance ramp and laughed at Shields. Facade nailed the Irashikagi Driver for the win.

Analysis: Very good match. Facade has limited his flying which has made his wrestling better. I wonder if the recovery from a broken foot has anything to do with it. I’d love to see Shields get a run with the TV Title. Nice suspense with trying to figure out whether the dolt of the defunct Sex Appeal knew about the missing chain or not. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante gives Justin LaBar a chance to back out of his match. They employed a secretary or they are really filming at LaBar’s office. Vic found no one in his office. Vic found all of LaBar’s stupid ideas on his computer. Vic stole the lap top and dropped his calling card which was a moustache. Analysis: Filming criminal activities is always stupid. Score: 0.

Bryan Castle, Edric Everhart & Tony Johnson teams against the Megalomaniacs, Ricky Shane Page, Jeremy Madrox and “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine. The Megalomaniacs isolated Everhart early. Page got Castle to snap. Page ended the rampage with a Roaring Elbow. Death Valley Driver on Everhart for the win. Analysis: A definitive win for a team that needs it. Two rookies are taking on some of the biggest stars in Prime Wrestling. 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 8

Bobby Shields comes to the ring. (I’ll try not to fuck your name up two shows running.) Matt Mason is his opponent. Joe Dombrowski reminded us of a DQ win by Mason last month. Shields pounced on Mason early. Mason goes for some early covers. Shields give Mason the old trick knee low blow. Mason went to the outside. Shields dropped two knees and missed a third. Shields kneed Mason in the gut. Two charges were met with a back elbow and a boot. Mason got tied up in the Tree of Woe. Shields with a basement drop kick. Mason went for an inverted Samoa Drop. Shields recovered quickly. Mason low bridged Shields. Mason gave Shields a clothesline, back elbow and Sky High. Mason gave the ref a flying forearm after Shields dodged it. Shields took advantage of a concerned Mason. Shields grabbed a chain and clocked Mason. He kicked out at two. Mason rolled to the outside. Mason got a loaded fanny pack too. Mason gave Shields a modified GTS for the win.

Analysis: The match itself was good. I’m confused by the outcome though. The baby face uses a chain to win when it isn’t against a hated rival. It doesn’t make anyone look good. Score: 0.

They show highlights of Hobo Joe being put out of wrestling by the Dead Wrestling Society.

Rickey Shane Page came to the ring with Vic Travagliante. Aiden Veil was his opponent who hailed from “The Stage” and came to the ring with drum sticks. (I’m trying not to vomit.) Page assaulted Veil before the bell rang. Page tossed Veil in the air and kicked him in the side. Death Valley Driver by Page led to him talking to Vic. Page dominated the match even longer. Belly to back suplex by Page got a two count. Page locked in a Texas Clover Leaf. Veil got to the ropes to break it. Page no sold Veil’s offense. Veil gave Page a DDT to finally sell. Veil dropped double knees on him. Page nailed the Roaring Elbow for the win. Page attacked Veil after the match. Vic had to slap him to stop the assault.

Analysis: Solid match that continues to build up a monster in Page. The matches have been the same formula with a no sold comeback for the baby face. I’m not sure why both baby faces got out of a Texas Clover Leaf. How strong can this big, bad heel be? I’d like to see a flat out squash. Score: +1.

They showed highlights of the Handicapped Hand Guns from the last episode. Gregory Iron and Zack Gowen were excited about not having to deal with the Sons of Michigan any more. They are excited about being the number one contender’s for the tag titles. Gowen said they had loftier goals but he needed to apologize to Iron for their past ugliness. Iron has never forgotten about the concussion they gave him that kept him out of action. Gowen wondered away. Iron thought he saw Hobo Joe. It was Kirst dressed like Joe. Krimson jumped him. Gowen made the save quickly. Analysis: Dumb baby faces separating for no good reason. It helps set the main event though. Simple promo but well delivered. Score: +1.

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@PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 5

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire open the show running down the matches tonight. The main event is Matt Cross versus Gory. Jeremy Madrox (whoops I thought it was Madlocks) is fighting Edric Everhart, both of who are debuting. “Amazing” N8 Mattson is kicking off the show against Bobby Beverly. Benjamin Boone accompanies Mattson. The match starts with stalling. Beverly takes over with some basic moves. Dombrowski admits the obvious and mentions Mattson’s weight loss, but says he’s in better shape than he was the last time he was in the ring. Maguire backed him up. (They’re both nuts if by losing muscle mass, you get in better shape.) An enziguri takes Mattson to the outside. Beverly nails a running forearm off the apron. Boone distracts Beverly. Mattson assaulted him from behind. Mattson chokes Beverly when they got back to the ring. A high knee by Mattson got a two count. Beverly fought out of a neck vice. Mattson gave him a neck breaker. Mattson gave Beverly a fisherman’s buster. Beverly kicked out after a middle rope leg drop. Beverly stopped the tide with a Downward Spiral. Beverly clothes lined MAttson twice. Beverly with a back breaker. Boone distracted the ref and Beverly. Nicki Valentino pulled Boone off the apron. Mattson got slammed into Boone & Valentino who both got back up on the apron. Beverly rolled him up for the win. Beverly goes to shake Valentino’s hand but Nicki brushed it off and went back stage.

Analysis: Not exactly the way I’d like to see it finish. I’d wish for a clean Beverly victory. The stories fit together though. Boone would want to help Mattson, Valentino is still undecided so he helps his boy out. I get it. Well wrestled match that has more potential if they gave it more time. Score: +1.

Kirst felt like a junky after he power bombed Gregory Iron. He needed to get that high again. He did it to Daniel Arkham. Kirst finished by saying that he’ll send him to hell but Iron will like it better than what he puts him through. Analysis: I’m just not a fan of the rhetoric and he didn’t take advantage of the filming like Kirst does. He hasn’t had much promo time on here so I’ll see if he can improve. Score: 0.

Nicki Valentino talks about the black cloud coming over Prime Wrestling. He doesn’t like the celebrities who have nothing to do with wrestling. He points out Corey and Chris Van Vliet. He thinks we may think he’s crazy but he thinks there’s only one way, old school. Valentino said that he has a plan to rid the celebrities of Prime Wrestling when they least expect it. Analysis: His character is going somewhere but they need to go all in with the serious Valentino. I feel like they’re half assing it. I like his delivery better than Kirst. Score: 0.

Jeremy Madrox was accompanied to the ring by “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine. They said Madrox is from the west side of Columbus. That’s a lot of territory dude. I live on the Northwest side. I need a direction. Edric Everhart came out second. Madrox knocked him down with a shoulder block. He trash talked the crowd. Everhart clothes lined him. Everhart shoulder blocked Madrox down. Everhart flying shoulder blocked him. Everhart slammed Madrox. Everhart nailed a running forearm. Madrox caught him coming in the second time. Madrox slammed Everhart into another corner’s turnbuckle. Madrox jump kicked Everhart, similar to a Broski Boot. Madrox locked in a nerve hold. Fontaine grabbed Everhart’s leg. Madrox gave him a back suplex. Madrox locked in the camel clutch for the submission win.

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@PRIMEWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 4

The opening the show is “Late Night” Nicki Valentino who is introduced by guest ring announcer Chris Van Vliet. Valentino asked for respect from Van Vliet then made him re-introduce him. His opponent was a debuting Jay Flash. Valentino kicked him in the gut. Valentino celebrated after a clothes line. Flash arm dragged him twice. Valentino took a walk outside. Flash got hung up on the top rope when he tried to drag Valentino back in. Valentino pounded away. Flash got a pin fall but Valentino was still on offense. Valentino went for a body scissors. Flash punched and chopped Valentino. Flash snap marred him then kick him in the back several times. Valentino dragged Flash outside. Valentino chopped Flash then tossed him against the guard rail. Valentino had a reverse chin lock on. Flash gave him a head scissor take over followed by a drop kick. Flash went for a crucifix pin but Valentino block him so Flash turned it into a power crucifix. Flash missed a splash in the corner. Valentino locked in the cross face chicken wing for the submission.

Analysis: Fun match. Flash is really green but had a ton of energy. His punching was pretty terrible. He moved around the ring well and executed other moves fairly well. He’s got some potential. Valentino got another quality win where he didn’t look like a goober. I’m not sure why the story line is playing him like he is a lackey. His in ring performance is clashing with it. I like serious or at least more serious Nicki. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante acts indignant about Justin LaBar issuing a challenge to him to a fight. He is talking to Aaron Maguire who’s on a land line (They’re in an office. I’ll let it slide.) and “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine. Vic is not worried about Matt Cross helping LaBar. He drops the fact that Fontaine has beaten him three straight times. Vic accepts the fight for next week. Vic says that neither of his guys will be at ring side so LaBar needs to leave Cross in the back. Maguire has a big announcement. He has hired Jeremy Madlocks who is Fontaine’s cousin. He is sporting a Rollie Fingers and talks that they’re great because of their mustaches.

Analysis: This was three different promos. Vic had the most time though and he did a good job. He faltered a bit in believeability for me. Maguire had the shortest of the promos. I had a problem with him saying the guys name. I have no idea if Madlocks is correct because I couldn’t understand it after listening to it three times. Jeremy had enough time but I’m not sure what to think of him highlighting the mustaches even more. Odd way to set up the character. Am I supposed to take him seriously? Is he a joker that no one laughs at? I’ll give him more time but not a good start. Score: 0.

Bobbinette Carey is taking on Jessica Havok. Carey is the Queen of Epicness. Maguire sold Carey as the best female wrestler out there. He ended a long list of compliments by saying that “When she was born, she did a kip up.” Maguire then bemoaned the fact that LaBar had actually signed Havoc. He did a good sell job for her too. Carey ducks a clothesline then does jumping jacks. She asks for a time out. Havoc kicks Carey three different ways. She knocked Carey out of the ring. Carey shoulder blocked Havoc in the gut coming back into the ring. Carey kicked Havoc who was on her knees. Carey bull dogged Havoc. Carey slammed Havoc’s head against the canvas.  Carey choked her on the middle rope. Carey got in a quarter assed neck breaker. Havoc kicked Carey in the side three time. Havoc gave Carey the Havoc Driver aka White Noise for the win.

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@PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 1

I like to go with the fall leaf pictures for their new season.

Aaron Maguire comes on the TV and introduces us to the new season. He’s going to give us more Marion Fontaine who is in a pool. He’s going to keep Vic Travagliante. He tells us that they’re going to rise to the top of Prime Wrestling because they know all of Justin LaBar’s secrets.

Analysis: Good work from all of the guys but I might toss my lap top if I have to go through another season of LaBar & Fontaine feuding. Score: +1.

Joe Dombrowski introduces the show proper and runs down the matches. Pedro De Lucca gets the honor of announcing the arrival of Johnny Gargano as the new Prime Wrestling Champion. He feels good from sitting at home with his title. Gargano promises to make the title mean something again. He said he is ready for Rhino. Krimson interrupts him. He said he lost his path to the Prime Wrestling Title having to teach Matt Mason a lesson. Krimson promises that the Dead Wrestling Society will make his life hell. Gory & Kirst attack him from behind. Rhino makes the save. He then Gores him. Rhino walks out arms raised.

Analysis: Gargano’s promo wasn’t his best. Krimson did a good job. Rhino did everything he needed. I like setting up the long distance title challenge (Rhino) while having a near distance challenger (Krimson). Score: +1.

“Late Night” Nicki Valentino comes out wearing a ridiculous jacket. He is taking on a debuting Thomas Adams. He is wearing a cyan singlet that says “Never Scared”. He looks sharp with some arm drags. Valentino catch him with a knee lift. He chops Adams a couple of times. Adams worked out of a reverse chin lock. Valentino hit a running knee to the gut. Valentino went to another chin lock.  Adams fought out and caught him with a back elbow. Valentino got back dropped for a two count. Valentino poked him in the eyes. Adams kicked Valentino in the head. Adams missed a frog splash. Valentino wins with the cross face chicken wing.

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@PRIMEWrestling – #Wrestlelution 5: An Enduring Spirit

The ring went boom in the Rhino vs Jason Bane match.

Wrestlelution 5: An Enduring Spirit was a fine event but getting back to my place at 10:30 PM made it a little hard to do a write up about it. There were two elements that led to a late arrival back in Columbus. The first part was that the event was supposed to start at 3:00 PM. Luckily for myself and my girl, since we showed up at 3:05,  they didn’t start the event until about 3:20. The second problem is pictured above. I’ll get to that when I talk about the match between Rhino and Jason Bane.

I’m hoping to post pictures from the event on Facebook later because the girl was taking pictures during the majority of the event until her camera died for the main event. Maybe I’ll even post Dan Kuester’s pictures from last year’s event. It didn’t dawn on me until we got there that this was her first live wrestling event. She’d never seen a wrestling crowd for real, so that was very entertaining. I had bought us tickets to the first two rows which ended up putting us in the view of the hard camera off to one corner of the ring. If you got the iPPV, as Dan did, or you catch some of the matches on SportsTime Ohio, look for the guy with the brownish Hawaiian shirt on.

Jason Gory took on Michael “The Bomber” Facade for the TV Title. I thought it was a good match to start with because it gave us some violence since it was a casket match. Facade is also pretty popular and signs posters with his spray paint so he gets the crowd involved. Gory was in a ridiculous Freddy Krueger outfit that even had striped pants just like Freddy’s sweater. They also billed Gory at 185. If he weighs that, my scale is lying to me because he isn’t the same weight as me. Facade is normally a very sloppy wrestler but he cut down on his mistakes and delivered a good match with Gory. Facade retained his title which is good since he’d been gunning for it for the past year and a half. No reason to yank the rug out from him like TNA would have done since he’d won the belt only a couple of months ago.

Louis Lyndon took on Benjamin Boone next. This match received very little build up so it was hard to get invested in it. They did fight against each other in tag teams last year so they had some back story. Lyndon surprised me because I don’t remember him being that tall. It continues to confuse me as to why Flip Kendrick got the deal with TNA and not him. Mattson did good crowd work during the match. It was a solid match that ended with a roll up by Lyndon for the three count. I feel bad for Boone who had worked himself into good shape then just keeps losing. I hope he gets a better direction next year especially since he’s one of the few big men in the league.

Kirst fought Matthew Justice. This match was another one with very little build up. It looked like Justice was going to join the Dead Wrestling Society the last time he was on TV but that was not the case. As a whole, Justice has not been on TV much since his return from WWE Developmental. The end of the match saw Kirst kick out of a Death Valley Driver then roll up Justice less than a minute later with a hand full of tights, which I couldn’t see. (I think the ref was in the way.)

Zach Gowen against Gregory Iron was up next in an inspirational story vs an inspirational story match. I thought this story had some flaws in it because Gowen came into the league to help Iron against the Dead Wrestling Society but ended up joining forces with the other heel faction in the Sons of Michigan. The idea that Iron “stole” Gowen’s thunder for an inspirational story doesn’t seem right either. I’m pretty sure you relinquish that when you admit to substance abuse problems that you just overcame. That aside, it still didn’t make much sense to turn on Iron this quickly. The match was good. The ending helped wrap up a story that made no sense. The referee was going to allow a blatant cane shot by Gowen, who passed up the opportunity. The hesitation allowed Iron to hit the Destabiler aka the Stunner for the win. N8 Mattson attacked Iron after the match and was going to let Gowen make up for his earlier mistake but he decided to attack Mattson and Benjamin Boone who was holding Iron back. A feel good hug came after wards but it was a confusing story arc.

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@PRIMEWrestling – Season 5 – Time To Catch Up Part I

A show favorite, Bobby Shields, pointed out to me on Thursday that I had a lot of reviewing to do before Wrestlelution 5. Yes I do and I don’t have all of the episodes on my DVR because I changed them out recently. I could watch them online but we’ll get to those if I can. I usually like to describe all of the action but that takes much longer than what I have time for right now. The show is on Sunday so it’s time to bang these out like a Monday Night Raw review. I’ll try to add some information about the matches but it won’t be in depth. I guess I should buy tickets for myself and my girl too. Oops. I’ll be there next Sunday.

Matt Mason is coming out of his car with a blonde. His wife must have been screwed with by Krimson. Wow, I missed some important stuff. I guess I’ll have to watch the replays on the shows. Krimson comes out to wrestle Louis Lynden. Louis capped the early offense with a running senton onto Krimson on the outside. He had good speed which helped make it more impressive. Lynden kicked him in the corner more. Krimson caught him charging in with a drop toe hold. Krimson has good “Big Man” offense in this league. Lynden was an idiot for holding himself up on the ropes when Krimson dropped a knee on him. A wheel kick gave Lynden a small spark. He got a two count on Krimson after a pump kick. Lynden got another two after a moonsault. Lynden kicked out after a clothes line to the back of the head. Matt Mason came out to attack Krimson but was held back. Lynden school boyed Krimson for the three count. Good work.

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