*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*
ProWrestlingRevolver.com – Tickets available now for the Third Annual #CatalinaWrestlingMixer when Revolver returns to Dayton with an Intergender, One-Night Tournament at The Brightside, 905 E Third ST in Dayton, OH on Friday, August 23. Meet and greet 6:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m.
First-Round Tournament Matches Announced So Far:
– Tessa Blanchard vs. Daga!
– Jimmy Havoc vs. Jessicka Havok!
Also featuring, #oVe (Sami Callihan, Madman Fulton, Dave Crist, Jake Crist), Chris Dickinson, Rickey Shane Page, Kris Statlander, Talent Liaison Phil Stamper, and more!
Get tickets now at ProWrestlingRevolver.com!
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And later this month, Friday, July 26, Revolver brings “Afraid of the Dark” to the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth RD in West Des Moines, IA. Meet and greet 6:30 p.m., event 8 p.m.
Extreme Rules Tornado Tag:
Rhino, Tommy Dreamer, Jimmy Jacobs, and Eddie Edwards vs. #oVe (Sami Callihan, Dave Crist, Jake Crist, Madman Fulton)
Revolver Heavyweight champion Larry D vs. Ace Romero
Revolver Tag Team champions BESTies In The World (Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett) vs. The Crew (Rich Swann, Jason Cade) vs. The North (Ethan Page, Josh Alexander)
Iowa champion 1 Called Manders vs. Mance Warner
TWO OUT OF THREE TABLES MATCH:
Caleb Konley vs. “Dirty” Andy Dalton
FIRST TIME EVER:
Killer Kross vs. JT Dunn
INTERNATIONAL DREAM MATCH:
Ace Austin vs. Chuck Mambo
BATTLE OF THE SEXES:
Jessicka Havok vs. Dan Barry
*Courtesy Of The RSN Wrestling Podcast*
Check out the latest episode of The RSN Wrestling Podcast, as “Big Guy” Rich, “Mastermind” Sal and PWO’s own Nick aka “The Knight That Runs The Site,” discuss Ring Of Honor’s 2017 Final Battle Pay-Per-View.
Held at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, all three RSN hosts were in attendance for the event and comment on their experiences, as well as match finishes and 2018 ROH plans.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Extreme Championship Wrestling personified its essence through brutality, rampant sexuality and thanks to Owner Paul Heyman, logical booking that accentuated the strengths of his ever-changing roster and deemphasized its weaknesses.
Unfortunately, its biggest weakness came financially.
Without a new national television deal, ECW only lived on Pay-Per-View, but it wasn’t a given that when Guilty As Charged aired in January 2001, it’d be the last time they’d grace airwaves.
Axe the two house shows that followed this and you can even call this the final chapter if you choose to.
What it’ll be remembered best is for the potential of what could’ve been, but it worked out for the two companies to form from ECW’s ashes and for that, we’ll need the jury to be unanimous here. No objections.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
– This review will chronicle Episodes #79-85, with the first being the AML Prestige Championship Four-Way Elimination between Cedric Alexander, Jordan Kage, Caprice Coleman and Sean Denny to crown the inaugural Champion. We liked the idea of the Prestige Championship as a means of an Intercontinental Championship of sorts to give upper midcarders a nice accolade. There was plenty of buildup here too, given how everyone in the match won four-ways of their own. The twist here was that this was elimination style, as opposed to the one-fall qualifiers. The contenders also made sense too. Alexander had momentum with THE Tommy Thomas as his manager, Kage had his “Picture Perfect” gimmick going for him, Coleman was probably AML’s most over guy and then Denny had an injury to overcome given to him from AML Tag Team Champions The Heatseekers. All the ingredients here for a thriller. There was a brief production blunder since they gave a “Let’s Hear From The Contestants” graphic without any actual promos to follow. Alexander had a big pop upon his entrance with “Best In The World” chants galore. In swiveling heel fashion, he also trolled a little girl at ringside by pretending to give her a high-five only to pull out at the last second. This Alexander’s awesome. Sean Denny smartly sold his injury as he walked to the ring. Coleman had the biggest reaction and hugged a group of kids by the ring. What a gentleman. As things went underway, Alexander lured the injured Denny to take him on as he mocked his walking stance. He targeted the knee and hit the Lumbar Check to quickly eliminate him. Makes sense after all. It did get a little predictable here, since Coleman was being worked over by Kage/Alexander (two heels), that it’d come down to him/Alexander. Coleman battled back with a nice double huracanrana. The Trinity eliminated Kage as we figured, to leave it down to the final two. At this point, it got ultra-competitive and it worked because of their similar styles. Lots of history to play up on too as they were former partners in the C & C Wrestle Factory. Coleman hit an awesome huracanrana from the canvas to the floor. Alexander landed on his feet off a Leap of Faith attempt. Alexander had the Sky Splitter scouted and went for a brainbuster for a two. Some shenanigans from Thomas and a foreign object slipped into the ring in the finish made it clear that Alexander would emerge victorious. Still great though, as was Alexander’s post-match trolling with the fans, as he literally went around the first row and made them individually say he was the “Best In The World.”
Slammy Awards 2015
– Maybe it’s the purpose of true “filler TV” with a dose of year-end nostalgia that makes WWE go back to the Slammy well. No, not the award show of the 90’s that at least garnered some relevance to storylines. This was an award show parodying an award show. Quit lying to yourselves, Creative. This was insufferable. Just imagine how the live crowd must’ve felt. More on that throughout the post. At the least, we were spared a campy Slammy-themed opening video with a recap of how WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns won his Title.
A Whole New Reigns
– Coming off TLC’s well-done closing angle where Roman Reigns snapped Brock Lesnar style and injured his boss Triple H after getting screwed over again by The League Of Nations helping WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus retain in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match, we were eager to see how The Authority would go about likely firing Reigns even though we knew that’d never actually happen. As for the video, it sold Reigns’ snap perfectly with the close-ups and chair shot sound effects.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Ah, TLC… WWE’s hardcore smorgasbord of the calendar year if you don’t already count Extreme Rules in that category.
Affected by a stagnant creative direction and misguided booking decisions that made you wonder whether the company was going for laughs or their logic was “It’s so bad, it’s good,” we went into this show with incredibly low expectations, set forth by the horrendous buildup of the Raws and Smackdowns between Survivor Series and now.
That said, this show will be remembered for its start and finish.
Let’s get to the exciting stuff.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
A crater-sized gap of missing star power and creative stagnancy for refusing to drive away from a tired formula has handicapped the current WWE product.
If it weren’t for the majority of this card having a multitude of “extreme” stipulations, we’d shudder to think how bad it could really be. There is some hope though for deliverance, but if it’s anything like the last few episodes of Raw, we’re in for a long night.
Taters Gonna Tate
– After the debacle that was last week’s Raw, we tuned in to see if WWE could outdo themselves in lame booking and sure enough, they didn’t let us down. At the head of programming is the lukewarm (at best) WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus-Roman Reigns feud, with a foreign heel supergroup known as The League Of Nations as the latest obstacle for Reigns. The opening video was LON-friendly as they separately introduced viewers to each member and what they brought to the group. Not only that – LON now has their own goofy graphic.
Certain Officials Stack The Odds
– The opening video chronicled the oh-so-fun moments of Raw, which basically involved the The League Of Nations’ formation upon more provoking of Roman Reigns’ minuscule 5:15 WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign by Champion Sheamus. The Authority also used the opportunity to play God with the fates of Reigns’ “family” – his cousins and Dean Ambrose, by threatening their Championship shots at TLC. And New Day were somewhere in there too, adding on to the list of obnoxious heels to overcome.