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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Indy Minute - Weekly independent wrestling news round up

  NXT Takeover Fatal Fourway was last Thursday and started off with a bang as The Lucha Dragons, Kalisto and Sin Cara, defeated The Ascension for the NXT Tag Team titles.
  The second match of the night saw Baron Corbin squash CJ Parker. Corbin has been on NXT before but he’s due for a major push so this was dubbed as his “debut.”
  Enzo Amore defeated Sylvester LaFort with a rollup in a hair vs hair match but LaFort ran away before he could get his head shaved and Enzo and Big Cass dumped a bucket of hair removal cream on Marcus Louis instead.
  William Regal introduced Kenta, who announced that he will now be known as Hideo Itami. During the segment, the Ascension attacked Itami but he fought off both Konnor and Viktor.
  Bull Dempsey defeated Mojo Rawley with a flying headbutt in a short match.
  Charlotte retaining the NXT Women’s title against Bayley. After the match, Sasha Banks attacked Bayley but Charlotte returned to the ring to make the save.
  In the main event, Adrian Neville retained the NXT championship but used some questionable tactics, including pulling the ref out of the ring, breaking up a sure win for Sami Zayn.

Prior to NXT Takeover, Triple H tweeted out the pic below. If you couldn’t tell, he’s really high on guys like Prince Devitt, Kevin Steen and Kenta (now Hideo Itami). From his tweets and interviews, he’s got big plans for these guys.

NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe, formerly Sami Callihan, chipped a tibia in his knee and will be out of action for some time. He recently tweeted that an MRI showed that he won’t need surgery which should speed up his recovery process.

Another NXT note is that Wildkat Sports wrestler Bu Ku Dao has allegedly been signed to NXT and his recent appearance in the promotion was promoted as his final. He didn’t say specifically that he was going to NXT, but they held a big going away party for him during the show.

In addition to the Hardy Boyz appearing at the upcoming House of Hardcore show at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia, the Young Bucks, the Wolves and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr. will also be at the November 15th show. Tickets went on sale today.

Evolve 34 results
-Johnny Gargano defeated Anthony Nese
-Zack Sabre Jr defeated Timothy Thatcher
-Uhaa Nation defeated Roderick Strong
-Caleb Konley defeated DG USA Open the Freedom Gate champ Ricochet in a non-title match
-Moose defeated AR Fox
(Good to see Moose branching out to other indies besides ROH. Dude has a lot of potential)
-DG UA Open the United Gate champions The Bravado Brothers defeated The Colony
-Evolve Champion Drew Galloway defeated Rich Swann to retain the title

Evolve 35
-Johnny Gargano defeated Drew Gulak
-Timothy Thatcher defeated Tracy Williams
-Evolve Champion Drew Galloway defeated Roderick Strong in a non-title match. Drew wanted to make it a title match but Strong doesn’t have enough points under Evolve rules to challenge
-Biff Busick defeated Zack Sabre Jr
-Anthony Nese and Caleb Konley (The Premier Athlete Brand) became the new DG USA Open the United Gate Champions in a three way elimination match with The Bravados and AR Fox and Rich Swann. Fox rolled up Harlem Bravado for the first elimination, leading to Nese and Konley picking up the win and the titles.
-DG USA Open the Freedom Gate champion Ricochet retained the title against Uhaa Nation

CZW “Down with the Sickness” results
-Qefka the Quiet defeated Jack Jahova
-Papadon cut a promo but was interrupted by Joe Gacy leading to a match. Papadon was DQ’ed after a low blow
(Which is weird because when I went to CZW, there wasn’t any rules or DQs)
-BLK Jeez defeated Pepper Parks
-Team Tremendous (Dan Barry and Bill Carr) defeated “Speedball” Mike Bailey and “Dirty” Buxx Belmar
(All four dudes CZW should do their best to bring in every month)
-Alexander James defeated Preacher James
-DJ Hyde defeated Kimber Lee via DQ after Chris Dickinson made his return and attack the Deej.
(Hopefully Dickinson sticks around as well because he’s a beast)
-In an 8-man tag match, Drew Gulak, Adam Flash, Nate Webb and Ruckus defeated the Front (Sozio, CZW champ Biff Busick, Eric Corvis and Andy Somers). Messiah was advertised but I guess he no-showed.
-Homicide defeated Joker (Good of Joker to show up this month and not for his title shot)
-Matt Tremont defeated Lucky 13. Afterward, Tremont said he had no one left to challenge him and Devon Moore came and challenged him to a match at Tangled Web.
-In the main event, Chris Ca$h Memorial Ladder Match 3-way for the tag team titles, Juicy Product (JT Dunn and David Starr) retained against OI4K (Jake and Dave Crist) and The Beaver Boys (John Silver and Alex Reynolds)

PWG announced their next show after Battle of Los Angeles, which will take place on October 17. The matches announced so far are:
-Uhaa Nation makes his debut against Brian Cage
(This match should be the hoss battle to end all hoss battles. Both dudes are huge, jacked up beasts and Cage should be itching to get back in the ring after being sidelined for BOLA)
-ACH and AR Fox take on the Young Bucks
-Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano team up once against to challenge the World’s Cutest Tag Team for the PWG tag team titles
(I love Gargano but Chuck and Trent have better chemistry and Johnny almost has heel heat in PWG and teaming him with a favorite like Chuckie T doesn’t help. Plus, they need to keep Gargano as a credible threat to the World title and random tag matches [like two shows ago when he teamed with Michael Elgin] doesn’t help his consistency)
-Biff Busick takes on Tomasso Ciampa
(I haven’t seen BOLA yet [ordered it – can’t wait for it to show up] but I’ve heard that Biff got over huge at BOLA so it will be interesting to see how he matches up against a PWG regular like Tomato Camper)
-Adam Cole (BAY BAY) takes on Trevor Lee
(Trevor Lee continues his rapid ascent up the PWG ladder and takes on former World champ Adam Cole. If he gets a win over Cole, the dude is definitely in line for a title shot.)
-In the main event, Roderick Strong challenges Kyle O’Reilly for the PWG World title.
(Roddy cashes in his number one contendership, earned at Eleven. This match should be ridiculously hard-hitting after Roderick’s vicious attack on Kyle at BOLA. Both have crazy strikes and both have great submissions. This match should tear the house down.)

King of Trios is this weekend in Easton, PA over three big days of action. Be on the lookout for a hype article later previewing all the action right here on Delco Elbow Drop.

Also this weekend, Smash Wrestling hosting the “CANUSA Classic,” an all-women’s show on Sept 21 in Ontario, Canada, pitting the best female Canadian and American talents against each other. Leading Canada’s team is LuFisto and captaining the Americans is Amazing Kong!

Announced tournament matches are:
Amazing Kong vs LuFisto
Allysin Kay vs Vanessa Kraven
Cherry Bomb vs Courtney Rush
Kimber Lee vs Xandra Bale
Veda Scott vs Jewells Malone
Taeler Hendrix vs Leah von Dutch
Heidi Lovelace vs Angie Skye

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