#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 13

Jeremy Madrox is set to wrestle Johnny Gargano in the opening bout. The offense was split between the two early. The big news was Marion Fontaine taking off a few weeks. Gargano went for a dive outside but had to chase Madrox who had moved around the corner. Madrox caught Gargano with a knee to the head when he tried to sling shot back in. Madrox worked over Gargano’s back. Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire talked more about the new referee than the WWE has talked about their referees all year. Gargano caught Madrox charging in with a boot. Gargano nailed the Elijah Express (Anybody remember that name?) Gargano caught a resting Madrox with a suicide dive. Gargano got the sling shot spear the second attempt. Madrox came back with a running elbow in the corner. Gargano reverses an Irish Whip and turns it into Uniquely You. Marti Belle distracts the ref. Matthew Justice distracts Gargano. Madrox rolls up Gargano with a handful of tights. Dombrowski questions where Gargano will go from here.

Analysis: The end of the match is really irritating me after a very well wrestled match. I haven’t seen much of Madrox in the ring but he held up his end of the bargain against Gargano. I understand the double distraction technique but it makes no sense seconds after taking a finisher. I get that he cheated to win, which heels should do, but his recovery was miraculous. Then Dombrowski questioning what Gargano does next? How did the baby face announcer not go the indignant route for how the bad guy had to cheat to win? Then you can say Gargano will get them another day. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante was being interviewed by Michael Cash. (Welcome back? Nice guy when I met him after Wrestlelution 2.) Vic has plans for Gargano so that’s why he’s not firing him. Cash questioned Vic about his call with Rhino. Analysis: He made up with Gargano the last we saw. You can play the mercenary card but these are basically the same guys that burned him last year, if he sides with Megalomaniacs. Score: +1.

Bobby Beverly has never felt better in his career. He feels he’s close to getting back in the title picture but there are too many groups in Prime Wrestling. He helped Gargano so that he can serve notice to Prime about his goal. Analysis: I’m not sure how helping Gargano serves that notice but that’s the best he’s done on the mic since he tried the country boy gimmick at the end of last year. Score: +1.

Gory was set to take on Mr. RBI Isaiah Bonds. He brought Gory back into the ring with a sling shot. RBI was all over Gory early. Gory turned it around with a trick knee. Gory tried to wear down Bonds. RBI turned a cross body into a power slam. RBI elbowed Gory a la Dusty Rhodes. Gory knocked Gory off the top rope. Gory double stomps RBI for the win. Analysis: Solid stuff. The power slam was a little rough in the transition area but otherwise good. Score: +1.

Nicki Valentino needs a contract with the Megalomaniacs. Vic tells him what he has in his stable already. Valentino babbles and then tells Vic he will impress him. Analysis: Is there a clause in his current contract that says “No character development ever.”? He does goofy pet raccoon fine. Score: 0.

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#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 12

Matthew Justice is taking on Michael “The Bomber” Facade for the TV Title at the top of the show. The highlight of the beginning of the match is the bickering between Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire. It was a slow start. Facade fancy arm dragged Justice out of the ring. Facade drop kick Justice into the guard rail. Justice dropped Facade neck first on the top rope. Facade head scissored Justice over. A big clothes line turned thing in Justice’s favor. Justice slammed Facade then hot dogged during the pin. Justice thought he threw Facade out of the ring but he held on to the top rope. Facade walked the top rope and drop kicked Justice. A pair of atomic drops by Facade was followed by a leg lariat. Justice gave Facade a face buster. Facade got tossed outside. Facade super kicked Justice. He got a two count from a spring board bulldog. Facade kicked Justice to the outside. Facade nailed a spring board 360. Marti Belle low blowed Facade. Justice gave Facade a top rope DVD. Justice is the new TV Champion. They kiss in the ring.

Analysis: This match was solid but not great. Facade still tries to do too much. Justice looked rusty. It didn’t help that Dombrowski pointed out how little he has wrestled since coming back to Prime Wrestling. Score: 0.

Bobby Beverly wanted to explain why he is supporting Johnny Gargano and Prime Wrestling against all of these factions. He gives a good defense of Prime promo. Analysis: Much better than his “Man of the earth” promos. Score: +1.

Bryan Castle is taking on JJ Deville, who weighs 165. Deville goes for the head band. Castle splashes him in the corner. Deville fires back but doesn’t phase Castle. Backpack chin jacker is the winner for Castle. Analysis: It was what it was supposed to be, a squash match. Interesting finisher for a big guy though. Don’t you follow up with a splash to reinforce your size? Score: +1.

Gregory Iron & Zack Gowen pound on some doors. Gowen explains that they are locked out. They are going to overcome the obstacle of locked doors like they have with every other challenge in their lives. Iron said that they’re going to come back stronger than ever. Gowen saves they’re going to save the company or die trying. They go back to kicking the door. Analysis: The door pounding parts were cheesy in a bad way. The promos were good though. Score: +1.

Nicki Valentino is taking on Aiden Veil. I’m not liking Late Night’s chances. Veil worked over Valentino’s left arm with various moves. Veil double chopped Valentino. Nicki took over with axe handles to the back. Valentino choked Veil while he distracted the ref. Nice. Veil slammed Valentino from the top rope. Veil got a two count from a bulldog. Veil gave Valentino a modified White Noise. Valentino gave Veil the old trick knee. Valentino follwed with a DDT. Valentino bragged to the camera. Veil rolled up Valentino for the win.

Analysis: Good match up. Veil is on his way up. He had a good showing in his tag match and his singles bouts. Valentino is filling his role well. Score: +1.

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#PrimeWrestling – Pressure Rising Interviews

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Prime Wrestling decided to do review shows from their iPPV on regular TV. I won’t review the matches since I already did that here. They didn’t show the matches in their entirety but they showed the ends to all of the matches. I’m not a fan especially since they were still shilling the iPPV. DJ Korey was our host.

“Amazing” N8 Mattson was the first interview by Courtney, who really needs a microphone even if it doesn’t work. Mattson said that he was looking for real competition not a comedian like Bryan Castle. He said that even Castle’s mother is ashamed of him. Mattson said he’d amaze Castle tonight with his victory. Bryan Castle did his promo solo. He said he hasn’t had much luck with partners starting with Mattson, Brian Bender or Bat Dan Arkham. He said his luck was going to change tonight. Analysis: Mattson had a decent showing but not one of his better ones. Castle needs to get a new direction. I’m going to keep beating that drum for a while.

Courtney interviewed Marti Belle who interrupted her introduction. Belle left New York just to come here. At the end day, she said she’s number one. Belle said it in Spanish first. I think she had a Dominican Republic baseball jersey on. Melissa was new to Prime Wrestling. She was with Jessie Kaye. Jessie doesn’t think Belle knows what she’s getting into. Kaye wants to annihilate her. Analysis: These women are opposites. Kaye is great on the mic, terrible in the ring. Marti is terrible on the mic, great in the ring. Courtney needs to look more interested & Melissa was so over the top. They’ve got some work to do but it’s early.

Bobby Shields was in the locker room. He has suffered through a lot of pain. Shields said that most men would go into a depression if they went through what he did. Now that he lost his hair, he’s lost everything that was important to him so he’s dangerous because he’s lost it all. Shields told Nicki Valentino to side with him. Bobby Beverly wanted to put an end to Sex Appeal for good. Beverly said he’d kick off Shields head and if Valentino didn’t go to his side, he’d do the same to him. Nicki Valentino was “squatting” 360. He said it’s a big night for him. He decided to buy one fanny pack for each of them. Valentino said he’ll make his intentions perfectly well known by the end of the night. Analysis: I liked Shields promo even if it was rehash material for the most part. Beverly had no substance. Valentino’s promo was good and really should have been aired before the PPV or during it. I don’t think Aaron Maguire or Joe Dombrowski adequately covered Valentino’s promise. The setting for his promo was a little odd. 360 doesn’t seem unreasonable to squash but he clearly wasn’t doing one then when the camera’s arrived.

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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

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 – #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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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 14

Who got made fun of for their body odor?

Joe Dombrowski & Aaron Maguire introduce the show. Jason Bane vs Krimson is the main event in a No DQ contest. Jimmy Jacobs will be in action against Gregory Iron. Johnny Gargano will respond to Jacobs later. Jacobs is introduced first. Iron sneak attacks Jacobs to jump start the match. Iron clotheslines him twice. He back elbows Jacobs. Iron with a head scissors take over. He clotheslined Jacobs in the corner and brings him out with a bulldog. Jacobs turns it around with a jaw jacker. Iron low bridges Jacobs. Iron gets caught going for a suicide dive. Jacobs dropped a leg drop on Iron who was hanging on the apron. Jacobs tossed him into the guard rail. Jacobs set up Iron in a chair. Jacobs went into the ring and hit him with a 180 plancha. (Yes, he hit him with his back. It looked pretty awkward.) Jacobs tossed Iron back into the ring. Jacobs double stomped him from the mat then used the ropes to drop an elbow. Iron kicked out at two. Jacobs slammed and rubbed Iron’s face into the mat. Jacobs head butted him. (That doesn’t seem like the right arsenal for a small guy.) Jacobs dropkicked Iron who was seated in a corner. He only got a two count. Iron caught Jacobs charging in. A back elbow and clothes line mounted a comeback for Iron. Jacobs kicked out after a spring board elbow. Iron gave Jacobs a neck breaker. Jacobs slammed down Iron as he came charging into the corner. Jaw breaker to the knee by Iron. Jacobs speared Iron. Jacobs DDTed him for the victory.

Analysis: The crowd seems unsure of Jacobs. It’s the same one that basically shit on his reveal. It was a good match. Jacobs does a lot of nice little things right trying to rile up the crowd. These guys are about the same size so the match up is a credible and re-visitable one. Score: +1.

Jason Gorey told Michael Facade to stop chasing the TV Title. He said that Facade should channel his anger to accomplish more. Gorey said that the title is meaningless. They only need one more. Analysis: They were trying to give him a different vibe than Krimson by doing horizontal bars that were stretching the picture like an old 80’s TV. I wasn’t a big fan. I like the effort though. Gorey’s content needed something else. Maybe more of a reason to keep the belt away from Facade. More anger because Facade is being such a persistent do gooder. Score: 0.

Michael “The Bomber” Facade gave a shot out to the injured Flip Kendrick. Facade said that something always snatches victory from his grasp. He said that every loss makes him want it more. Facade said that he will not give up. He says Gorey forgot what that title stands for, respect, heart, honor and passion. Facade said that Gorey may be twisted, but he’s still the one creeping while he’s sleeping. Facade smiled and put up his bandit mask. Analysis: Solid promo. He had more reasons to go against Gorey and why he wanted to win. Score: +1.

Mr. RBI Isiah Bonds is taking on Daniel Arkham for their third match. RBI missed a charge. Arkham jumped on him with punches and a clothesline. He tried to slam RBI but he reversed it.RBI kicked Arkham in the back. RBI with a back suplex. He only got a two count. Arkham went for a sunset flip, but couldn’t get RBI over. RBI sat down but missed. Arkham drop kicked him while he was seated. Arkham got caught going for a cross body. RBI turned it into a swinging side slam. Arkham reversed the cover but only got two. RBI missed a splash. Maguire would not stop talking about how bad Arkham smelled. He even got Dombrowski to snicker at one point. Arkham got tossed into a corner then caught RBI charging in. Arkham skinned the cat to get up to the top rope. RBI crotched him. RBI was trying to javelin Arkham but got pushed into the corner. Arkham rolled him up and got the three count.

Analysis: Can RBI only take bumps in the corner? The match was better than their other ones so I’ll be generous. Score: 0.

Matt Cross admitted that Bobby Beverly took him to the limit last week. He told Beverly that he has a bright future. Cross put over both Jason Bane and Krimson as some of the toughest in wrestling. Cross would be honored to take on Bane because he was there when he started the business and helped Cross get started. Cross said that they have never wrestled. Cross said that dreams are not a waste of time. Cross said that he earned his dreams. Cross said that he didn’t waste the last ten years of his life. Cross said that he’s not going down without a fight no matter who wins their match up. Analysis: He stumbled a bit when he started talking about Krimson but closed the deal quite well. Score: +1.

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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 13

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Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduce the show. Matt Cross defends the PWO Title against Bobby Beverly. “The Megastar” Marion Fontaine takes on Corey Winters. Bobby Shields with Nicki Valentino kicks the show off against Bryan Castle who didn’t have Brian Bender. The ref did the old school pat down. Shields starts with punches. Castle hip tossed Shields three times. Castle slammed him. Castle waved at Valentino. Shields attacked him from behind on the floor. Shields missed a chop and hit the post. Castle started to attack the hand. Valentino held Castle’s leg so that Shields could attack again. Shields kneed Castle in the gut. Shields choked him. Shields missed a splash. Castle put on the head band and clotheslined Shields. Castle drop kicked him. Shields got splashed. Castle low clotheslined him. Valentino distracted the ref. Shields kicked Castle in the face. He only got a two count. Shields got tossed over the rope and noggin knocked with Valentino. Castle tried to suplex Shields back into the ring but Valentino grabbed his leg. Shields countered into a splash and Valentino held the legs for the three count.

Analysis: Really good match up. Well wrestled and well executed. It protects Castle but Shields gets the win. Well done sirs. Score: +1.

Krimson tells Jason Bane that Wrestlelution was not going to be their last meeting. He says he’s been in a no DQ match with Bane and he knows what’s coming. Krimson said he learned from his mistakes and will not repeat them. Krimson tells Matt Mason to walk away before he drowns in a sea of misery and despair. Analysis: I’m just digging this dude right now. Really thoughtful evil promos. Score: +1.

Jason Bane states the stipulations in the match. He says that if he needs to become a monster to beat Krimson and will do it. Bane promises to become the most brutal of them all. Analysis: It’s a tough spot. I thought it got the point across but he followed Krimson so it feels worse than it should. He’s just not that great at mic work but Bane has improved. Score: +1.

Matt Mason said that he can’t get a response from him. Mason said that he’s going to get a hold of Krimson. Mason is calling him out on his sickness. Mason said he’s tired of Krimson trying to crush other people’s dream. Mason said that if Krimson can’t stop his own sickness, he will. Analysis: He could have used a little more pep to really nail this thing but he needs to pivot to more than an observer at this point. This promo seemed pointed that way. Score: +1.

Marion Fontaine came out first. Corey Winters tried to hype up the crowd. (They need the last venue back.) Fontaine primps to the crowd. They tied up in the corner. Fontaine broke clean. Winters backed Fontaine into the corner. He broke clean too. Winters arm dragged Fontaine and held him down with an arm bar. Dombrowski zinged Maguire. Fontaine kneed Winters. Corey yanked on Fontaine’s arm. Fontaine flipped out of the arm bar but bragged so Winters yanked on his arm multiple times. Winters flipped him onto his back. Fontaine didn’t get enough air for a leap frog. Fontaine drop kicked Winters. They redid the spot. Fontaine went for a monkey flip but Winters pulled his legs backwards and Irish whipped him. Winters super arm dragged him out of the ring. Winters nailed a cross body to the floor. Fontaine rammed Winters into the guard rail. Fontaine tossed him back into the ring. Fontaine yapped to the crowd from the apron. Winters grabbed the injured left arm but Fontaine jumped backwards. Fontaine started to work over Winters left arm. Fontaine punched him. Fontaine chin locked Winters. Winters fought out. Fontaine basement drop kicked Winters. Fontaine kicked Winters to the mat. He over shot a moonsault as noted by Dombrowski.  Winters punched him. Winters nailed an enziguri. Winters hit a Cutter. He only got a two count. Fontaine kicked Winters in the face charging into a corner. He followed it up with a super kick. Fontaine missed a spring board. Winters hit a stomach buster. He went for Sliced Bread #2 but Fontaine ducked under and held the tights for the three count. Justin LaBar orders the match restarted because of said held tights. Winters rolls up Fontaine while holding the tights which he should have seen but Dombrowski said he had turned around. Fontaine assaulted Winters after the match. Fontaine yelled at LaBar. Fontaine says he wants the tapes.

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#PWOWrestling – Season 5 – Episode 12

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Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduce the show. The attacker of Johnny Gargano will be revealed (which I happened to see as I was on Twitter). Benjamin Boone came to the ring with “Amazing” N8 Mattson. Matthew Justice was his opponent. (I was starting to wonder where he was after his big return speech.) Justice got Boone in the Anaconda Vice. Justice worked over Boone’s left arm.  Boone knocked Justice down. Justice drop kicked Boone twice. Boone recovered and tried to work over Justice’s arm. Boone kneed Justice coming in for a tie up. Boone choked Justice on the middle rope, distracted the ref and allowed Mattson to continue choking Justice. Boone side slammed Justice. Justice fired back with punches and kicks. Boone strangled Justice. Sunset flip by Justice got two. Boone gave Justice a spine buster. Boone stretched out Justice with a knee in the back. Justice gave Boone a neck breaker. Boone powered Justice into a corner. Justice dodged Boone who tumbled to ring side. Suicide dive by Justice nailed Boone. Justice shoulder blocked Boone. Justice clothes lined Boone twice and gave him a Fame Asser. Justice power slammed Boone for a near fall. Boone belly to belly suplexed Justice. Boone missed a splash. Spring board clothesline by Justice got him the victory.

Analysis: The announcers did a good job of covering the history of Krimson and Justice. He can’t really go after him though with Krimson in a number one contender’s match and going against Matt Mason. Justice is in a spot where they don’t have enough heels at his level of baby face. Aaron Draven has the same problem. We know how to solve it right? Turn one of them heel! Solid match. Justice looked a little rusty to me. Score: +1.

Bobby Beverly said that he finally has his chance for the PWO Title he’s been waiting for, for two years. He boasts of his win over Johnny Gargano. Beverly does a good job of being convincing about how Sex Appeal has gotten meaner and better since getting advice from the ski mask man. Beverly said he’s going to be champ next week. Analysis: And that promo is the reason I picked Beverly as one of the next guys to get a bigger contract. Great work. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante interviewed Bryan Castle, the World’s Most Huggable Wrestler. Brian Bender is not going to be at his match Bobby Shields. Castle got lots of pointers from Bender. He made Castle eat healthier. Castle also demonstrated doing one hundred jump jacks but got winded after three. Castle said he does one hundred squats a day. Castle called one a hundred. Castle whacked himself in the head with a rubber warm up band. Analysis: Not the strongest of Castle’s showing on the mic but it was entertaining. I may also just not like it as much because I want them to move on from this year long gimmick. Sometimes I’m a complete dope. Jeremy pointed out to me that Castle’s shirt is a take on the Ghostbusters 2 symbol. Not sure why I didn’t recognize that before. Score: +1.

Nicki Valentino came out for a match. Ben Fruith came to the ring with the WrestleRama trophy. Valentino charged at Fruith and kicked him in the gut. Fruith nailed a cross body. Fruith kept him down after an arm drag. The announcers noted Valentino’s serious turn. Valentino missed a charge into a corner. Fruith arm drug Valentino three times. Valentino powered out and stomped away at Fruith. Valentino chopped him and followed up with a drop kick. Valentino had a key lock. He got two out of a fist drop. Fruith caught Valentino with a boot coming in. Fruith clotheslined him twice. Fruith nailed a double sledge. Valentino kicked Fruith. Valentino hoisted him up for a power slam. Fruith dropped out. Valentino kicked out of two from a Fruith Roll Up. Valentino kneed Fruith in the temple. Valentino locked in a cross face chicken wing.

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