@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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PWO – Season 4 – Episode 12

The picture will make sense when you read the review.

Joe Dombrowski introduced Vic Travagliante as color commentary again. N8 Mattson takes on Jason Bane in the main event while Jason Gory takes on Michael “The Bomber” Facade. Corey Winters takes on Bobby Beverly for the TV Title. Beverly came to the ring with Nicki Valentino. Winters came out second as the challenger. Odd. Pedro De Lucca went with the formal introductions. Valentino takes over for Tavagiante on color. Beverly gets the upper hand early. Good suplex from Beverly. Beverly drop kicks Winters in the head as he’s on his hands and knees. They put a graphic up saying “More action after the break”.

Analysis: I’d imagine the graphic was added because they usually have a call to the commercial break so it wasn’t planned until post production, in my opinion. A pretty lazy start to the match. There wasn’t quite enough action to want to keep me involved. I’ll wait to grade it though.

Dombrowski tried to ask Valentino about Aeroform but he was so goofy, Dombrowski abandoned the line of questioning. Winters got in some punches and kicks. Winters went for the Snap Mare Driver but Beverly pushed him into the mat face first. Beverly gave him a thrust kick, waited then tagged him with another. Valentino said Sex Appeal values wrestling. They pimp the main event again and other match again.

Analysis: I think the match was wrestled well. Winters and Beverly have both progressed over the last couple of years. That being said, the stuff surrounding the match wasn’t good. Valentino doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of his character. He needed to say more goofy shit to live up to the gimmick. Dombrowski could have led him more but acted upset and abandoned questions that could have led Valentino down the goof path. Dombrowski also need to hype the win a bit more to me. Beverly showed a sadistic side by waiting to give Winters the second thrust kick. He did point out what a roll was inter was on but didn’t translate it well after the victory. Score 0 Continue reading

PWO – Season 4 – Episode 4

PWO had some issues with snow. Not really surprising in Northeast Ohio.

Vic Travgliante opened the show with Matthew Justice at his side. Vic mentioned that Justice lost to Brian Bender the last time he was on PWO TV. Justice said it was time for everyone to see the one man of militia. He finished by saying he was young, metal and ready to attack.

Analysis: You should have stopped at the one man militia, Mr. Justice. He needs to act more pissed off with these interviews in the future as it’ll help get over his change in attitude. Justice didn’t sell it as much as needed. Score: -1.

The introduction piece then ran. Joe Dombrowski and Aaron Maguire introduced the show. Pedro De  Lucca introduced Bobby Beverly but no one from Sex Appeal accompanied him. Matthew Justice was his opponent. Dombrowski noted that Beverly asked Nicky Valentino & Bobby Shields to stay in the back. The announcers hyped their event in Akron. Dombrowski mentioned that severe weather in the northeast Ohio area limited travel so the PWO roster was shaken up. (Yep, my source mentioned that. Glad they addressed it pretty much right away.) Justice took control early. He gave Beverly a cross body while Beverly was on the floor. Beverly superkicked Justice and only got a two count. Beverly drop kicked Justice in the stomach. Beverly assaulted Justice on the outside. A low clothesline by Beverly stunned Justice. Justice blocked another super kick attempt and then turned the tables on Beverly. Beverly locked on a koji clutch but Justice reached the ropes. Bobby Shields & Nicky Valentino came to ringside. Shields grabbed Justice’s leg which lead to him being super kicked by Beverly which gained him the pin fall. As Sex Appeal set up for the menage e trois, a triple thrust kick, but they bickered. Beverly bailed to ringside. Shields & Valentino set up to kick Justice who ducked and clotheslined them. Justice then tossed them out of the ring.

Analysis: They set up the break up or at least pairing down of Sex Appeal. I’m not sure if they need to do that. Well, I guess I’d break them up over pairing them down because Beverly could be top dog (He kind of is already anyway) and keep Valentino & Shields as a tag team. I’m not sure they’ll do well enough as singles guys. Beverly can pull it off.

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