#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 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 5 – Time To Catch Up Part II

I may have a panic attack trying to fit in my wrestling duties this week. I’ll be squeezing in an audio with the always entertaining Aaron Maguire tomorrow night. I’m hoping to get this past week’s show done tonight too. No more yapping, let’s start this party.

Aiden Veil starts the program off taking on Bobby Beverly. Veil is making his debut with a pair of drumsticks and he hailed from “The Stage”. I love these early gimmicks. Bobby Shields was on commentary with Joe Dombrowski. Beverly offers a hand but Veil slaps him. Beverly tossed him outside the ring and kicked him in the chest from the apron. Beverly chopped away before tossing him into the ring. Veil used his drum sticks to get an advantage. Ah, this past week’s episode was a review for Wrestlelution. I’ll get to catch up on what I missed, hopefully. Beverly nailed a fisher man’s suplex but only got a two count. Beverly followed it up with a super kick for the win. Bobby Shields charged the ring and a brawl ensued. Nicki Valentino tried to separate but needed help from the referees. Solid work from both guys in the ring. Shields could still use some work behind the head set.

Gregory Iron isn’t sure what to say about Zack Gowen. Iron can’t believe he’s buying into N8 Mattson’s BS. Iron is wondering why Gowen has given up on being a role model. Iron said he knows there would be no Gregory Iron without Gowen. (Someone needs to get him a book about the birds and the bees or he could just clarify that he means the wrestler.) Iron said that he’s going to have to fight him. Gowen appears above him. He talks about how he’s had to fight every day of his life. Gowen wished he could have called him a failure when he was a child. Iron is going to fight him because of the kids that look up to him. Gowen calls him pathetic. Iron leaves the area. Solid segment but Iron should really be more pissed at Gowen at this juncture. He should be ready to fight him willingly.

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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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@PRIMEWrestling – Season 5 – Episode 19

Joe Dombrowski & Aaron Maguire introduce the show. Jimmy Jacobs will be defending the PRIME Wrestling Title against Louis Lynden. Mr. RBI is taking on Jason Bane. Sex Appeal, Bobby Beverly & Bobby Shields, are taking on Corey Winters & Ben Fruith to kick off the show. Corey Winters starts out against Bobby Shields. Sex Appeal took control early. Beverly was acting weird because he kept getting orders from Shields. Winters backed Beverly into his corner and tagged in Fruith. They double team Beverly with a flying knee. Sex Appeal took back over with Shields shouting more orders to Beverly. Fruith flipped out of a back suplex and tagged in Winters. Beverly was on the receiving end of a Cutter. Shields blind tagged in. Shields gave Fruith a Body Bomb for the victory. Shields ordered Beverly out of the ring to grab scissors. They cut off the bangs for Fruith. Winters chased them out of the ring with a chair.

Analysis: They told a solid story with Sex Appeal. Fruith looks like he’s put on a few pounds which isn’t a bad thing. The wrestling was fine but I always find it odd when tags are made as frequently as they were in this match. It doesn’t give anyone much rest time on the apron which is the purpose of tagging out. Score: +1.

They showed a replay of Michael “The Bomber” Facade winning the TV Title last week. He then gets a crack at the mic. Facade talks about taking a long time to accomplish his goals in PRIME Wrestling. He said he’ll be a people’s champion. Facade wants to stand up for everyone being bullied on the roster. Louis Lynden said that he’ll be entering his prime when he takes on Jimmy Jacobs. Analysis: Facade’s promo was average. Lynden was the main talker when Flip Kendrick was around. He seemed a little lost. Score: 0.

Bryan Castle introduces Dan Arkham, who is wearing a Batman shirt. Castle calls him “BatDan” and gives Arkham his lucky head band to make him more brave. Castle wants a ride in the Batmobile. Then asks to wear the utility belt. Brian Bender comes in and tells Castle to listen and Arkham to hold the mic between them. Bender is offended that Castle chose Arkham as a hero. Arkham looks sort of offended. Bender tells Castle he’s wasted his time because Castle sucks as a student. Bender ends by saying he may have to beat the lessons into him one day. Analysis: Castle was pretty funny. Arkham played his part well especially when acting offended. It was more of a look of “How could he say this to my face” than actual offense. Bender was awesome since his instructions have been ignored. Score: +1.

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@Prime Wrestling – Season 5 – Episode 17

Because of the craziness of my life recently, I’ve taken way too much time to review this episode. For that, I apologize. I want to do an audio about the re-launch but Dan and I haven’t been able to get together. Hopefully, after this review gets posted, we can do that. On with the review.

Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduce the show. Matt Cross is defending the Prime Wrestling Title against Jimmy Jacobs. We’re also getting a tag team match pitting Daniel Arkham & Bryan Castle against Bobby Beverly & Nicki Valentino. Benjamin Boone is taking on Izaiah “Mr. RBI” Bonds. Kirst came out crawling on his knees. He scared kids by yelling at them when he took off his hood. Gregory Iron was his opponent. They knelt down across from each other. Iron clothes lined Kirst into the corner while the ref was checking his boots. Iron gave him a top rope cross body. Iron connected on a suicide dive.  Iron tossed him back into the ring. Iron nailed a top rope elbow but only got  a two count. Kirst used Iron’s momentum against him and whipped him in a corner hip toss style. Kirst had a rear chin lock on Iron. A head scissors take over slowed down Kirst who stopped Iron with a shoulder block and a standing double stomp. He only got a two count. Iron connected with a pair of clothes lines & a back elbow. Iron gave Kirst a running forearm in the corner. Iron gave Kirst a Destabiler. Kirst gave Iron a super kick. He then gave Iron a German suplex. Iron jaw jacked Kirst. He then no sold all of Iron’s offense. Kirst locked in a Coji clutch. Iron fought out then got put right back into it. Iron never tapped so the ref had to stop it. Kirst locked it in again after the victory. He attacked him a second time after the bell.

Analysis: Good match. They put over Kirst really well. The announcers talked about Iron needing help. I would imagine Jason Bane or Matt Mason will help him fight the Dead Wrestling Society. So Iron losing now is setting him up for winning even if it’s with a tag team partner. Score:+1.

Michael Facade told Gory that he was a coward. He said he was getting better with every match. Facade said the TV Title was a passion that he’s been fighting for for two years. Facade is going to ask for one more match. He wants to have the stipulation that the belt changes hands on a DQ but if he loses, he can’t go after the TV Title any more. Analysis: I could use a little more pep from him but it’s an improvement from the last time I saw him. Score: 0.

Sex Appeal, Nicki Valentino & Bobby Beverly came out. Jimmy Jacobs made Valentino the leader of their tag team. Dan Arkham & Bryan Castle were second. Valentino starts out against Castle. Valentino tries a go behind. Castle raised Valentino up with a wrist lock. Arkham came in with an elbow off the top rope. Beverly tagged in. Valentino kicked Arkham in the back. Beverly gave him a clothes line. Valentino & Beverly bicker a little bit. Beverly suplexes Arkham. Valentino kicked him in the ribs. Beverly is supposed to hit a held Arkham. Beverly almost punches Valentino but hold up. They bicker which allows Castle to tag in. Castle double clothes lined them. Castle gave Valentino a gut wrench suplex (Old school!) Beverly gave Castle an enziguri then a super kick. Valentino made the pin. Beverly acted pissed after the win.

Analysis: The announcers made it sound like a stolen match but it wasn’t. Valentino was the legal man in the match, so Beverly helping out should just be doing it for his team. Beverly shouldn’t be mad. It furthers the split angle but it was dumb. Match was well wrestled for the most part. Score: 0.

Gory told us that he’s holding the TV Title hostage. He said it just shows the Dead Wrestling Society’s grasp on Prime Wrestling. Gory claimed he didn’t need a DQ to keep the title. He is excited about destroying him one last time. Analysis: He just seems more put on than the other two int he group. He doesn’t have a weird cadence, he wasn’t forceful and he just doesn’t feel genuine. Score: -1.

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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 5

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

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

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

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

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

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