NXT/Indy Wrestling Minute, your favorite part of Ring Rust Radio, is back again
with a ton of news and results from all around the indys. Even though my
segment on the show got cut a little short this week, there’s always plenty
more than get covered each episode so let’s get right into it!
Titus O’Neil opened the show, saying it’s an honor and privilege for the NXT Universe to
be in presence of a WWE Superstar like him. He came down to NXT because guys
like Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville came to Raw, his show, and took up time from
Superstars like him and now the show is “NXTitus” and Sami Zayn comes out to
interrupt him. Sami calls Titus a “giant buffoon who couldn’t win a match to
save his life” and references Titus getting beaten up by the bunny.
Adrian Neville comes out and says if anyone
is going to defend NXT, it’s going to be him. Tyson Kidd then comes out, says
Titus has a point and that the difference between Sami and Adrian is that
Neville is NXT Champ. (I noticed a small PWG chant start here) William Regal
came out to a huge reaction and says this is a “fighting show, not a whining
show” (man, I wish they would take that advice for Raw). Regal then makes Zayn and
Neville vs Tyson and Titus.
Emma makes her return to NXT and take on the
Women’s Champion Charlotte. It’s really too bad Emma has fallen so far out of
grace on the main roster because she’s got a lot of personality and is really
talented in the ring too. But she made one mistake (and I insist that she just
forgot to pay for that iPad case and didn’t try to steal it) and now she can’t
even get a spot on Superstars. Charlotte defeated Emma with the Natural
Hideo Itami (or the wrestler formerly known
as Kenta) makes his NXT in-ring debut against Justin Gabriel. Itami gets a huge
reaction from the crowd. I actually really like his new gear, though I’ll
always miss the brown and yellow Kenta gear. In an interview with Renee Young a
few weeks ago, Itami said that “My style is kick” and in this match with
Gabriel, he proved that.
This match was actually a decent back and
forth and not just an Itami squash like I would’ve predicted. Itami did a great
job working until his hard-hitting strikes took over the contest. He even hit a
brutal kick to Gabriel’s face as he went for a leapfrog as well as a basement
dropkick in the corner (like B-Boy’s face wash). His finisher seems to be a
vicious top-rope doublestomp, which works great for him. After Itami picked up
the win, the Ascension hit the ring and beat down Itami, laying him out with
the Fall of Man. When they were champs, the crowd loved the Ascension
but now that they’re beating up Itami, the crowd is booing them like crazy.
Baron Corbin squashed CJ Parker again (second
time? Third time?). Drake is the ref. Corbin hits him with the Sister
Abigail/Downward Spiral move called “End of Days.” Seems like they’re giving
him a lone wolf, silent badass gimmick (especially since there’s a wolf on his
ring entrance vest).
In a pre-taped segment, Enzo and Big Cass are
in the gym and Carmella, from the hair place (Hair) where they got the hair
removal cream, who says she got fired because of the two and says she’s here to
fight. Seems like Enzo and Cass are getting a manager.
In the main event, Sami and Tyson start in
the ring but Neville quickly tags himself in to the surprise of Sami. Zayn then
tags himself back in and hits a standing moonsault on Tyson, trying to show up
Neville and draws a “Better than Neville” chant and Neville doesn’t look
amused. It’s clear that Sami and Adrian aren’t on the same page.
Titus and Tyson proceed to work over Sami for
the majority of the match. When Neville makes his way back into the match, Sami
involves himself to try and keep Titus from interfering as Neville looks to hit
the Red Arrow on Tyson. The ref has to stop Sami which lets Titus push Adrian
off the top, letting Tyson get his knees up and earn the pin. After the match,
Sami and Adrian have words with each other and the friction between the two
continues to build after the events of NXT Takeover.
A few more NXT notes:
There were a few NXT releases last week
– Kendall Skye and Troy McLain. Skye, a Diva, never appeared on TV and McLain
may or may not have been on TV at some point (though I can’t recall).
Also, Wildkat Sports’ Bu Ku Dao has allegedly
been signed to NXT. He had a big going away party at the most recent Wildkat
show titled "Bu Ku Dao or Die."
There’s also a rumor that Prince Devitt’s
name has been chosen for when he actually debuts – Finn Balor. Sounds kinda odd
at first but I think it could work pretty well. Definitely not the worst name I’ve
heard come out of NXT.
And a note about NXT Takeover, it appears that the design on Bull
Dempsey’s trunks was actually the logo for the XFL team the Orlando Rage.
Ring of Honor is hosting a TV taping in
Wheeling, West Virginia on September 27 where reDRagon will defend the tag team
titles against Jimmy Jacobs and Roderick Strong of the Decade. Also, Matt Sydal
makes his return to ROH and will face AJ Styles.
If you don’t watch ROH TV you should check
out the episode that aired last week where Kyle O’Reilly faced the IWGP
Heavyweight champion AJ Styles and the Young Bucks took on the Briscoe Brothers.
Both matches were incredible and you can see ROH TV each week on
And this week on ROH TV, The Kingdom (Adam
Cole and Michael Bennett) will face The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and
Frankie Kazarian) and Silas Young will meet Michael Elgin for the ROH World
title. (Obviously this was filmed several weeks ago as Elgin has since lost the
World title to Jay Briscoe and I think Young is out with an injury currently.)
Ring of Honor “Champions vs All Stars” on
October 11 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
The ROH Champions will
meet four of the top stars in the company in a huge 8-man tag match. Jay
Briscoe (World), Jay Lethal (TV), reDRagon (tag team) will take on Mark
Briscoe, ACH, Roderick Strong, and Adam Cole.
This huge match has
several implications - Briscoe vs Briscoe; Adam Cole is a former World champ
and Roderick Strong has a tag title shot with Jimmy Jacobs this weekend in
Wheeling, WV on the “Reloaded” tour and if the Decade were to earn the straps,
his spot on the All Star team would be up for grabs.
There were several upcoming ROH events
-Survival of the Fittest will take place over
two nights on Nov. 7-8 in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio
-Glory by Honor 13 will take place in San
Antonio, Texas on Nov. 15
-ROH’s 13th Anniversary show will
be March 1, 2015 as the company makes its debut in Las Vegas, Nevada
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s “Destruction”
took place in Kobe, Japan on Sept. 21.
-CHAOS (Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero
and Tomohiro Ishii) def. Bullet Club (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson and Yujiro
-Alex Shelley, Bushi and Maximo def.
Suzukigun (El Desperado, Taichi and Taka Michinoku) via DQ
-Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and
Satoshi Kojima), Jushin Liger and Tomoaki Honma def. Blue Justice Army (Captain
New Japan and Yuji Nagata), Manabu Nakanishi and Tiger Mask
-Kazushi Sakuraba and Toru Yano def.
Suzukigun (Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka)
-Ryusuke Taguchi def
Kushida to become the new IWGP Jr Heavyweight champ
-Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya
Naito def. Bullet Club (AJ Styles and Tama Tonga)
-Bullet Club (Karl
Anderson and Doc Gallows) def. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi) to
retain the IWGP Heavyweight tag team titles
-Togi Makabe def Hirooki
-Hiroshi Tanahashi def
-Shinsuke Nakamura def
Bad Luck Fale to become the new IWGP Intercontinental champion (to regain the
IC title you could say)
there was many problems with the stream (Meltz said he couldn’t watch most of
it and UStream wouldn’t do anything about it; other said they ordered it but
couldn’t watch; some couldn’t even order it) and it was said this would be the
last NJPW show offered by UStream, those who watched it said that in the
credits, it mentioned you’ll be able to get the next NJPW show, “King of Pro
Wrestling,” on UStream so we’ll have to wait and see.
At King of Pro Wrestling, the card
-AJ Styles vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
-Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito
-Yoshi-Hashi and Shinsuke Nakamura
vs Katsuyori Shibata and Hirooki Goto
-Tomohiro Ishii vs Yurjio Takahashi
-Ryusuke Taguchi vs El Desperado
-The Timesplitters (Alex Shelley and
Kushida) vs Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) vs The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
-Kazushi Sakuraba and Toru Yano vs
Takashi Iizuka and Minoru Suzuki
-Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan
vs Davey Boy Smith Jr and Lance Archer
-Bushi vs Chase Owens
-Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma, Yuji
Nagata, and Togi Makabe vs. Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, Doc Gallows
and “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
Results from Chikara’s King of Trios, which took place
in Easton, PA over three big nights of action. The VOD replays are already
online at www.smartmarkvideo.com if
you want to check out what was said to be a great tournament with some stellar
-Team UK def. Bloc Party
-Gekido def. KE4PG (Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy) and Princess Kimber Lee
(Jigsaw wouldn’t fight
Jolly Roger even after Shard and 17 try to force him to)
-Spirit Squad def.
-Flood def. Spectral
(Deucalion makes an appearance with Delirious. Delirious was said to have
attacked Mantis. Before this match, The
Flood brought Lithuanian Snow Troll out to the ring on a leash.)
(Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive and Flex Rumblecrunch) def. Team
Extravaganza (Jervis Cottonbelly, Thunderkitty and Marion Fontaine)
-3Peck0 def. BDK Cubed
(After the match, Nokken
attacks Ares and Cube is unmasked as Jakob Hammermeier. Jakob seems to be in
control of the BDK now. Also, the last time we saw the Eye of Tyr, Dr. Cube
controlled it which seems to suggest that Jakob and the BDK now control the
- Golden Trio def. L.A.X.
-The Greenhorn Mafia (Kid
Cyclone, Create-A-Wrestler and 3quinox) shows up and Hallowicked orders them to the back. (Hallowicked is the head trainer at the Chikara Wrestle Factory, which is why he is ordering the Greenhorn Mafia around)
-Arctic Rescue Ant takes
out Worker Ant (assailANT?) with his snowboard but Worker is able to return and
The Colony defeats Colony: Xtreme Force.
|Cosby Sweater Dr. Cube is actually Jakob Hammermeier!|
-In the first Rey de
Voladores qualifier - Rich Swann eliminates Chuckie T, Tigre Uno eliminates
Swann and Shynron eliminates Tigre Uno to win the first qualifying match of the
-3Peck0 def. Gekido.
(Shard and 17 don't
trust Jigsaw after KE4PG situation and won't tag him in. Shard and Jigsaw get
into shoving match which leads to Shane Matthews tapping Shard with a Boston Crab.
Quack comes out to try and recruit Jigsaw back to Chikara heroes and Jigs
pushes him, says he doesn't need anyone.)
-In the Battle of the Bowties, Rockstar Spud makes Bryce Remsburg wear a
bowtie too. Juan rips bowtie off Bryce and wins with a German suplex.
-Greenhorn Militia challenge Deucalion. Says they'll attack him from
behind if necessary
def. Team UK
-In the second Rey de Voladores
qualifier - Sanada pins Christopher with his feet on
the ropes, Amasis pins Fox and Sanada pins Amasis with mist then a superkick and will face
Shynron to decide who is King of the High Flyers.
-Golden Trio def. Spirit
Squad when Icarus taps Kenny with the Chikara Special
-“Smooth Sailing” Ashley
Remington def. Yoshi Tatsu with a delayed German after Juan interfered and
Tatsu kicked him in the head
-The Flood def. The Colony
when Deucalion has Soldier Ant attack Worker Ant. Afterward, Hallowicked and
Batiri attack the Flood. The Greenhorn
Militia attacks Deucalion and unmask him, but Deucalion kills
C.A.W. and 3quinox with the Choke Breaker. Kid Cyclone escapes and Hallowicked
grieves for his students.
|Deucalion looks just a freaky without the mask as he does with it.|
|Another shot of Deucalion without the mask. There was speculation he was a |
former ROH student named Davey Andrews but that doesn't appear to be correct.
-Golden Trio def. The
Flood when Icarus taps Volgar with Chikara Special. After the match, Icarus
freed the Snow Troll but Snow Troll low blows Icarus and the Flood lays out the
Golden Trio. (Snow Troll under spell of Eye of Tyr?)
-Devastation Corp. def.
3Peck0. (3Peck0 painted like Dev. Corp.)
-Mark Andrews def.
In the 10 team tag gauntlet:
-Los Ice Creams def. Old
Fashioned (Jervis Cottonbelly and Marion Fontaine)
-N R G def. Ice Creams
-Colony Xtreme Force def.
-Batiri def. Xtreme
Force (Missile and Arctic)
-Osirian Portal def.
-Portal def. Bloc Party
(Boar and Prakash Sabar, that XPac guy)
-Portal def. Colony
(Silver and Worker)
-Portal def. Team
UK(Damien Peter Dunne)
-Wrecking Crew (Jaka and
Oleg) def. Portal to win (Bakabella hits Ophidian with sack of coins after
Barber got taken out)
-Submission Squad def.
Gentleman's Club in Atomicos (Cibernetico?) tag (Chucky T, Drew Gulak, Orange
Cassidy and Swamp Monster).
-Shynron def. Sanada to
win the Rey de Voladores. Shynron gets misted but recovers to hit second rope
-In the King of Trios
finals, the Golden Trio faced the Devastation Corporation. Icarus kicks out of
Death Blow but another to Dasher and Dev Corp win KoT.
-After the finals, the Flood
celebrates and Jimmy Jacobs demands the Grand Championship be handed over to
Eddie Kingston or he'll end Chikara for good. Icarus the belt is worthless if Chikara
dies and hands it to Kingston. Kingston turns on the Flood and chases them from
the ring and the heroes celebrate.
Smash Wrestling hosted
the annual “Can-USA Classic” in Toronto this past weekend – an all women event
where a team of wrestling from Canada and a team from America compete for
supremacy. This year, Team Canada was captained by LuFisto and Team American
was captained by Amazing Kong.
-Kimber Lee def. Xandra
Bale following a distraction from Cherry Bomb (USA 1, Can 0)
-Veda Scott def. Jewells
Malone (USA 2, Can 0)
-Cherry Bomb vs Courtney
Rush resulted in a double DQ after Kimber Lee interfered followed by a brawl
between Kimber Bombs and Xandra Bale/Courtney Rush. Bale and Rush challenged
Kimber Bombs to a match later that night.
-Vanessa Kraven def.
Allysin Kay (USA 2, Can 1)
-Angie Skye def. Heidi
Lovelace (USA 2, Can 2)
-Taeler Hendrix def.
Leah Von Dutch (USA 3, Can 2)
-Courtney Rush and
Xandra Bale def. Kimber Bombs (USA 3, Can 3)
-LuFisto def. Amazing
Kong to give Canada the win, 4-3.
After the finals,
Courtney Rush was awarded the MVP of the tournament and Canada teammate Vanessa
Kraven knocked her out with a big boot during the presentation and left the
The next Smash Wrestling
event will be “This is Smash…” on October 26 features:
Johnny Gargano vs Josh
Alexander (First time ever meeting)
World’s Cutest Tag Team
(Joey Ryan and Candice LeRae) vs Pepper Parks and Cherry Bomb
And the return of the
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