#PrimeWrestling – Season 6 – Episode 10

Marion Fontaine came to the ring to interrupt what the opening of the show. Fontaine was out there to taunt Zach Gowen with his own cane. Gowen got in early offense. Fontaine shoved the ref at Gowen to create an opening for himself. Gowen got a boot up on a charging Fontaine. He then missed a second corner charge. Gowen no sold a DDT. Gowen nailed a swinging neck breaker. Fontaine shoved the ref into the ropes to knock Gowen off the top. Fontaine tried to attack Gowen with his own cane but he missed. Gowen rolled him up for the three count. Fontaine attacked Gowen after the match. Gowen got the upper hand. Vic Travagliante came out and tossed Gowen from the building. Security escorted him out.

Analysis: The match was good. I’m not a fan of the baby face getting the upper hand already though. Vic and company just took over. They need to look dominant for at least a show. Several shows would be much better. Score: 0.

N8 Mattson came out for a match. Bobby Beverly was his opponent. They exchanged basic moves. Mattson went to the outside after an enziguri. Beverly kicked Mattson in the chest while on the apron. Mattson gained control with a jaw jacker. Beverly chopped Mattson. A running leg lariat by Mattson led to a reverse chin lock. Beverly elbowed out but ran into a knee. Mattson got two after a leg drop. Mattson missed a corner splash. Beverly fired away. Beverly nailed a kick to the face. Beverly got two from a back breaker. Mattson lawn mowered Beverly from the ropes. Beverly gave Mattson a power slam like flap jack. Beverly super kicked Mattson for the win.

Analysis: Beverly turned it up at the end of the match but it wasn’t his best performance. I’m still not a fan of his “Salt of the Earth” and “Regular guy” gimmick. Bleck. Score: 0.

Johnny Gargano gave us a history lesson on Prime Wrestling. He is most proud of his championship in Prime Wrestling. Gargano said Prime is like his family. He said him and others like Gregory Iron and Matt Cross make this league what it is. He is pissed at both the Dead Wrestling Society and the Megalomaniacs. Gargano isn’t going to sit back. He told us that Matt Cross had to go home to clear his head. Gargano asked for someone to join this lop sided fight. He said the war begins next week. Analysis: Good stuff out of this guy as usual. Not sure how he isn’t in TNA or the WWE. Score: +1.

Because Zach Gowen was thrown out earlier tonight, the tag team championship was a handicapped match. Gregory Iron took on Marion Fontaine & Jeremy Madrox. They tried to attack Iron but he turned it around on them. Iron sling shotted on Fontaine & Madrox on the floor. Madrox held Iron back from getting back into the ring. Fontaine took advantage by super kicking him. Madrox & Fontaine took turns hammering on Iron. He countered a move into head scissors. Iron DDTed Fontaine but he wasn’t legal. Fontaine & Madrox did a side slam & leg drop combo. Fontaine tossed a belt to Madrox. He missed Iron but distracted the ref so that Fontaine could nail him with the other belt. Fontaine & Madrox won the tag team titles. Vic Travaglainte tossed Gregory Iron from the building.

Analysis: I liked the victory but it was almost the complete opposite of the opening match. They over killed how they needed to beat Gregory Iron. It’s two on one to start with. It’s been done that way before but I think it makes the heel look too weak. They organized & executed the match well. Vic tossing everyone he doesn’t like is a good idea. I hate heel commissioners who keep people around. Make your life easy, toss the thorns in your side. Score: +1.

Vic Travagliante got a formal introduction from Pedro De Lucca. Vic told us that we’re all welcome for being in the presence of him. Vic invited Justin LaBar down to the ring. He is going to be Vic’s assistant. Vic sent LaBar to the back to clean their bathroom. Matt Justice is mad because no one ever talked about him. He said he isn’t a Megalomaniac but he’s with them. He has a match for the TV Title. Justice goes to the back to see his signing bonus. Vic orders Krimson down to the ring. Vic tells them to join forces. All he has to do is give Vic the Prime Championship. Vic tells Krimson he’ll be his worst nightmare. Kirst & Gory come out for the save. And they stop the show.

Analysis: So are they turning the Dead Wrestling Society baby face? It’ll be interesting to see if Gargano ends up joining forces with the DSW to rid them of a larger problem. I’m no fan of evil commissioners so this one will be tough to follow. LaBar being the put upon lackey isn’t going to make matters any better. Matt Justice leaving out his own departure to the WWE should be a point brought up later so hopefully Cross will get the chance to reply. Score: 0.

Final Score: 2/5. Final Analysis: I was warned of this episode by both Dan and Jeremy. It lived up to the disappointment. The show cut too early. The lighting wasn’t great. The sound wasn’t the best. Evil commissioners blow. -Kevin

#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 3

Pedro De Lucca has to introduce Corey as the special guest referee. Jimmy Jacobs is introduced first. Bobby Beverly is his opponent. Beverly rushed the ring and they start brawling. Beverly clothes lined Jacobs to the outside. Beverly nailed a nice enziguri as Jacobs tried to get back in the ring. Beverly kicked him from the apron. Jacobs dodged a diving Beverly who hit the guard rail. Jacobs tossed Beverly into the guard rail. Beverly bicycle kicked Jacobs. Beverly chopped him. Jacobs DDTed Beverly coming back into the ring. Jacobs low drop kicked him. Jacobs got in a neck breaker. After taunting the crowd, he hit another. Jacobs yapped to Corey. Beverly hit a back breaker. Jacobs rushed into a corner and Beverly hip toss (I think I’m using the wrong move, but) Jacobs into the corner. Beverly caught him with a suplex to target the back again.Jacobs kicked Beverly in the crotch. Then did it to Corey. Jacobs grabbed a chair. Beverly blocked it. Nicki Valentino came out and got the chair. Corey pulled him down.  Corey grabbed the chair from Jacobs. Beverly rolled up Jacobs for the win.

Analysis: A really good match. The right person won too. Jacobs can recover, if he’s going to be around. I was ready to kill the DJ but he must have had some training. Corey looked more comfortable in the ring than I expected. Score: +1.

Gregory Iron admitted to defeat from N8 Mattson. Iron said that it was more important for him to have the respect of Zack Gowen. He said that they plan on taking out the Sons of Michigan. Iron said he hasn’t forgotten about Kirst. He is mad at him. Iron said him & Gowen will climb to the top of the tag team ranks and battle him and Krimson. Iron finished by saying he was “dealing with a loaded hand gun” then shot the camera. Analysis: Greg, you had me until the end. That was so cheesetastic I didn’t even like it.  I mean, I watch shows for their cheesiness. Not good. Score: 0.

Justin LaBar said that it has been quite a ride as commissioner. He said a chair shot and being low blowed by Marion Fontaine was to be expected. LaBar said that being thrown against the guard rail by Vic Travagliante was worse be cause he was a trusted friend. LaBar shows a picture of them at Vic’s wedding. He said he’s done being taken advantage. He said they would fight some time. LaBar said that he’s not going to travel alone and introduces Matt Cross. He’s mad at Vic & Aaron Maguire because they’re taking the spot light off of the wrestlers. Cross said he was happily standing by LaBar’s side. Analysis: LaBar was fine. Cross brought the fire. I like showing off the travel credentials. Score: +1.

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PWO – Season 5 – Episode 13

This makes your review pointless.

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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PWO – Season 3 – Episode 27

Someone drank too much beer. What did the PWO do too much of this week?

Pedro De Lucca noted that the opening match would be for the PWO Tag Team Titles. The Homeless Handicapped Connection, Hobo Joe & Gregory Iron, decked out in their new air brushed tights came to the ring first. Joe Dombrowski told Aaron Maguire that it was quite a coop to hire Raven to take out Jason Bane. Nicky Valentino accompanied Bobby Beverly and Bobby Shields to the ring. Dombrowski noted that “Omega” Aaron Draven would take on “Amazing” N8 Mattson would be on the show later as Sex Appeal took their grand old time getting into the ring. Valentino pulled Hobo Joe off the ring apron and attacked him. Shields & Beverly double teamed Iron and gave him a double Downward Spiral. Shields grabbed the mic and said that the contract said the match was against Sex Appeal so the match was three against two. Dombrowski groused about the contract loop hole.  Iron gave Shields a Scorpion Death Drop which allowed him to tag in Hobo Joe. Sex Appeal regrouped on the outside. Joe & Iron double helioed them.  Iron & Joe tagged Shields with punches back in the ring. Dombrowski was given an emergency note but told Vic Travgliante that it could wait. The match abruptly went to commercial.

Analysis: I like the plan by Sex Appeal. Nice way to extend this feud to Wrestlelution. I can’t believe how bad the production was on the commercial cut away. PWO normally does this stuff well. What has happened so far evens out – Score: 0.

Shields was attacking Hobo Joe as Dombrowski told us that the PWO offices gave them footage from Shima Xion that was disturbing but would be aired later. Shields gave Joe a running knee into a corner. Joe gave Shields a boot after another corner charge. Joe then hit a tornado DDT which allowed him to hot tag Iron. Iron crotched Valentino trying to get into the ring. Shields & Beverly clubbed Iron on the back.  Iron hit a double cross body then a pair of clotheslines. Maguire told Dombrowski to concentrate on the match as he babbled on about the shocking footage (As he should have. You haven’t seen it yet. How shocking can it be? The whipped cream and cherry is the fact that it’s a match for the Tag Team Titles. You sound like you value them as much as the WWE does.)  Iron gave Beverly the Destabler aka Stunner but Shields broke up the count. Joe got tossed to the outside. Iron arm bar face planted Shields (Cool looking move.) Iron gave Shields a top rope elbow. Valentino punted Iron in the eye socket that was hurt a couple of weeks ago. They hit the triple thrust kick for Beverly to score the pin fall victory.

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PWO – Season 3 – Episode 22

Will "M-Dogg 20" Matt Cross or N8 Mattson win the chance to take on Johnny Gargano?

The opening contest was Brian Bender against Jason Bane. Aaron Maguire said that Bender has “$50,000 Why” he should take on Bane even though it hadn’t worked out well before. Bane tackled Bender who is normally the strong guy in his matches. Bane slammed Bender hard. He followed with some forearms and a clothesline. Bane hit a nice looking t-bone suplex.  Bender caught Bane charging into the corner with a knee. Bender locked in a front chancery. Bender went to the top rope and got hit in the gut as he leaped off of it. Bane “Bainlined him” for the victory. Corey James, a new comer, tried to collect the bounty but was power bombed for his punishment.

Analysis: Good segment that gives Bane a win over an opponent his size. Joe Dombrowski noted that he’s lost 100 lbs. in the last couple of years. I think moving down to 265 made him a better wrestler over that time. Score: +1.

They replayed the Benjamin Boone vs. “M-Dogg” Matt Cross match from the previous week.

Benjamin Boone was accompanied to the ring by Ben Fruth. Dombrowski listed the indignities that Fruth has had to endure under Tolar & now the Sons of Michigan. Isaac Montana was his opponent. He wore an Ohio State shirt to the ring to suck up to the fans. They did a skit trying to get the fans to cheer for OSU and against Michigan. Boone laid in some heavy forearms in the corner. Boone whipped him to the other corner and clotheslined him into the new corner.  Montana chased Fruth around ring side and was caught with a clothesline by Boone. Boone splashed Montana.  Montana fought back with some forearms and clotheslines of his own. Montana caught Boone with a pair of drop kicks. Montana missed the frog splash. Boone hit “The Bear Trap” DDT which is a bear hug into a DDT. As Boone celebrated, “Omega” Aaron Draven hit him with a chair in the back. Draven went to the top rope and hit a double stomp. Draven then motioned for a title belt referring to his former status as TV Champion which is held by the leader of the Sons of Michigan, N8 Mattson.

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