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Sunday, October 9, 2016

NEWY PRO Presents The Gosford Masters Cup





all talent photos courtesy of Newcastle pro wrestling


First of all , let me just say that I'm a confirmed Concrete Davidson mark so apologies for any and all blatherings regarding the great man that occur forthwith.




To get into the triple threat for the Cup main event , 3 single matches occured these were as follows



First time ive seen the Aussie Freebird, his got the look and the strut down,  havent heard him promo but if his got that,  Michael PS Hayes would be proud, then came the Deliver of Thrashings and to be fair, the room POPPED, Hunter was on a downhill slide from this point...




although he did give Davo a smidge of trouble , Hayes did a great job of avoiding numerous electric chairs, usually by punching Davo in the face but this aint ballet sportsfans, so fair enough...after much too ing and froing Concrete locked in another Electric Chair which got him the 3 count and a spot in the finale.




Now this was initially promoted as the leader of the Blue Nation , Adam Hoffman to be in the match, but, after , probably, maybe, possibly some nation shenanigans, him from Manly, Jack Bonza the Red Nation leader had the match...and it wasnt too bad a match, they dont call Matt Full Force for shits and giggles , he hit Bonz with some heavy artillery, speaking of the Peninsula fella, he came out to a rousing BOOOOOO and lapped the ring castergating one and all, including a baby in a pram at ringside, now that folks, is a heel.....Bonz however wrestled his match his way which included , alledgedly, some foul play to get the win, which I can neither confirm or deny...maybe.












The Hipster Luchador vs the Ice Cream Warrior (who also partners with Concrete on the Conco & The Fudge podcast), was up next, Insta was doing what all good members of #SMS do, and that is do a lap while getting photobombs with the ring siders...




Fudge was out next and complemented me on my facial hairsuit-ness...nice of him.......the match started out with a bottle balancing competion and progressed into a boing out of the corner contest , much hilarity ensued and Fudge got Insta in a hunacanrana /big spin combo which Insta amazingly turned into the pin for the finish....MAIN EVENT SORTED.




I really thought Robbie would be still celebrating the Sharkies getting their first grand final win,




but no, THE NEWCASTLE MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, blessed us unworthy masses with his presence and he brought a block of flats with him disguised as long time, quasi- famous NSW heel MASSIVE Q as his tag partner, this must be a regular thing cause i've seen them together on videos on the Newy Pro You tube channel (Subscibe to it)



the Concrete Mixers in the audience were giving Robbie some lip which he didnt take very well and grabbed the mic and got stuck in...finally got the match going and Robbie got bounced around by Ugg and then arm dragged from here to Cronulla by Jordan, Q finally got the tag and commenced to keep Jordan grounded and then in a sharp bit of thinking ,



the #Heels, distracted Ugg and Robbie jumped off said block of flats to splash Unsocial Jordan ( who also has a youtube channel, go Subscribe) through the mat for the win.




Next Up, came the ongoing and quite possibly never ending Gosford based Floozie Fued...these two aint getting on at all , Hoffman should really put his foot down or something...





Jess had some flash new ring gear for this event, and then spent a percentage of the match chucking wobblies, Charli on the other hand commenced to chuck Jess around with abandon, although Jess did make some rather nifty moves which included a Tomasso Ciampa / Mark Haskins style armbar, but Charli got to the ropes for the break..lucky duck....




the girls then bounced each other around some more for a bit and then Charli locked in a rather similar arm wrecking device, only this time she got the tap out of Jess...is this feud over?...does Charli wear pink in Gosford!


MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING
A TRIPLE THREAT FOR THE INAG..INOOGR...THE FIRST GOSFORD MASTER TROPHY CHALLENGE CUP BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY.



All three lads got in the ring for the event and to be fair Bonza (from Manly not Lisarow) looked like he had a crook guts with them facials he was pulling at the his opponents , 




the first little while, well, a vast percentage , of the match was Davo and Bonz using the Hipster Luchador as a frigging weapon, love to be Insta's chiropractor on Monday, they just belted each other using insta as a tool of minimal destruction, as with any 3 way, there were moments of near pins and and nefarious heeling,




Bonz almost had Insta pinned but Davo jumped in a 2.99 and stopped the count, then the Hipster luchador somehow constucted a pylon power bomb which he executed with extreme Davidson...you would think that would of been it BUT NUP...although it did slow Bonz down enough for Concrete to whip together a dazzling pinning combination onto Instagraham with which he claimed the 3 count and the cup...


THE ROOM POPPED ...I popped , Davo probably popped , the ref possibly popped and the ring announcer verbally popped ...it was a pop-a-thon.
The trophy was given to the Gosford master and yet another Newy pro even was done and dusted ...top night had by all.



Seeya






















Saturday, August 20, 2016

SHOOT INTERVIEWS : A Modern Phenomenon





Sometime around the collapse of kayfabe a strange new thingy appeared on the wrestling fans radar...The Shoot Interview





Now I have to say I like a well done shoot  which ideally is full of cool stories and minimal bitterness, which sometimes is the whole fn show....I get they think they were hard done by (mostly by Vince) but to make a living bitching about it is just a bit weird


There are a lot of podcasts doing these things but me personally im a fan of the video ones 
As near as I can tell, the most popular companies are Kayfabe Commentaries, RF Video, Highspots and a recent discovery GNW or HannibalTV.com if you like .




Some of my favourite shoot have been done by the following  contributors 





JAMES .E.CORNETTE...KEVIN NASH..SEAN WALTMAN...DEMOLITION...KONNAN...RAVEN...JIM MITCHELL...HONKY TONK MAN AND DDP.


Quite possibly Cornette does the best shoots, cause his a wealth of wrestling knowledge and refuses to change with the times...I was a fan of territiories BUT I dont want them back with all those dodgy payoffs, pointless squash matches  and the boys getting treated like shit, but thats another blog for another day.




Big Sexy does a great shoot as well , and when he hooks up with Waltman the resulting conversation is both profound and hilarious

Raven also is the master of the shoot and inevitably is entertaining beyond belief, his though process is brilliant when it comes to the why fors and how comes of wrestling characters.
There are a few kinds of shoot which i find vastly interesting , these are mostly Kayfabe Commentaries creations

YOUSHOOT...BREAKING KAYFABE...TIMELINES...GUEST BOOKER





Of course there are some guys that refuse to give up the old kayfaying and their shoots are both funny and annoying the three most prevalent practioners of this kind of shoot are 


LARRY ZYBZKO....GREG GAGNE and  ARN ANDERSON.



I tried to watch them, probably cause I own em, but its awfully hard,when you know its a work and they know its a work, but treat the viewers like fkn idiots...You have to ask why they even bother...The Larry shoot with Tom Pritchard was particularly painful , Larry spent two hours kayfabing a booker FFS...ridiculous





So anyway, heres is some shoots for your edification, enjoy  them ...seeya at the matches.





WILLIAM REGAL




DEMOLITION




JAKE THE SNAKE





SCOTT HALL



NASH AND WALTMAN




TERRY FUNK and MANNY FERNANDEZ




CORNETTE and BEARER




JIM CORNETTES RING SECRETS




KAZ and DANIELS 


























Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Cruiserweights are Back in WWE







G'day, The Crusierweight Challenge from WWE will be a deadset cracking event....with personal faves Damian Slater, Noam Dar, Jack Gallagher and the probable winner Zack Sabre Jnr all taking part...so here is most of the lads  the lads stats, some of 'em dont exist apparently...ENJOY the tourney




Rich Swann
USA, 5’8”, 165 lbs., 25 yrs old
Notable titles: DGUSA King of the Gate (2013), FIP Tag (w/ Roderick Strong), FIP World Heavyweight x2, RevPro British Tag (w/ Ricochet)

Tommaso Ciampa
USA, 5’11”, 210 lbs., 31 yrs old
Notable titles: Chaotic Heavyweight, ROH World Television

Akira Tozawa
Japan, 5’7”, 205 lbs., 30 yrs old
DG Open the Brave Gate (under 83kg), Open the Owarai Gate, Open the Triangle Gate (Trios) x2 (current), Open the Twin Gate Championship (tag) x3

Lince Dorado
Puerto Rico, 5’7”, 170 lbs., 28 yrs old
Notable titles: Dreamwave Alternative, FIP Florida Heritage, NWA Florida Underground Flash x2, SCW Florida Cruiserweight, SCW Florida Heavyweight



ARYAN DAVARI
5 ft 10 in , 190 lb 
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Tehran, Iran
Notrable Titles: F1RST Wrestling, Wrestlepalooza Championship (1 )
HOW Undisputed Championship (1), ICW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Shawn Daivari
NWA Midwest X-Division Championship (1 time), NWA Wisconsin Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Dysfunction

BRIAN KENDRICK
5'7" 172 lb
Venice California
FIP Tag Team Championship , ICW Tag Team Championship , World Tag Team Championship (1 time) , WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) , TNA X Division Championship (1 time)NWA/UPW/ZERO-ONE International Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Zero1-Max United States Openweight Championship (1 time)

CEDRIC ALEXANDER
5'11"  209lbs, Charlotte North Carolina
PWF WORLD-1 Heavyweight Championship (1 time), EVO Heavyweight Championship (1 time)




CLEMENT PETIOT 
5"10", 198 lbs - Amiens France
ECTA Heavyweight Championship, ICWA France Heavyweight Championship, ICWA Heavyweight Championship, N'Catch Major Championship, PWS Heavyweight Championship

DA MACK - Ludwigshafen Germany
6'foot, 191lbs 
EWP Tag Team Championship, GSW Tag Team Championship, International NCW Cruiserweight Championship, wXw Shotgun Championship, wXw World Tag Team Championship (2x)



DAMIAN SLATER 
5'11" 196 lbs, Adelaide South Australia
EPW Heavyweight Championship,  WR Australian National Championship (2x)


Alejandro Saez - Pudahuel, Santiago de Chile, Chile
6' 1" (185 cm)
216 lbs (98 kg)
LWA Maximo Championship, LWA Tag Team Championship, RLL Regional Championship
X-LAW Junior Heavyweight Championship, XNL National Tag Team Championship, XNL World Championship (3x)



Drew Gulak
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm), Weight:185 lbs (84 kg)
CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship , CZW Tag Team Championship [x2}
CZW Wired Championship, CZW World Heavyweight Championship
EVOLVE Tag Team Championship, UWN Tag Team Championship

Fabian Aichner
S├╝dtirol, Italy 
Height: 6' 0" (184 cm)
Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
NEW Hardcore Championship, NEW World Heavyweight Championship (2x), POW Tag Team Championship




Gurv Sihra 
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Championship, ECCW Tag Team Championship (5x)
GFW Tag Team Championship,NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship
NWA ECCW Pacific Northwest Junior Heavyweight Championship, RKK Tag Team Championship

Harv Sihra
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
ECCW Tag Team Championship (5x), GFW Tag Team Championship, RKK Tag Team Championship



Jack Gallagher
Manchester, England, UK
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight: 189 lbs (86 kg)
FSW Championship (2x) ,FSW Tag Team Championship,  GPW British Championship

Jason Lee 
Hong Kong China
Height: 5' 8" (172 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship (2x), ZERO1 World Junior Heavyweight Championship (2x)

Johnny Gargano
Lakewood, Ohio, USA
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Championship (2x), EVOLVE Tag Team Championship, Open The Freedom Gate Championship (2x), Open The United Gate Championship



Lince Dorado Puerto Rico 
East Pennsauken, New Jersey, USA 
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Weight: 191 lbs (87 kg)
DREAMWAVE Alternative Championship, F1 Heritage Championship, FIP Florida Heritage Championship, FOW International Championship, GSPW Championship , NWA FUW Flash Championship, RIOT Tag Team Championship, SCW Florida Cruiserweight Championship,   SCW Florid Heayweight Championship

Mustafa Ali - Pakistan
Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
DREAMWAVE World Championship, FW Championship, JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship, PGP Franchise Championship



Noam Dar
Tel Aviv, Israel (via Scotland)
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg)
1PW Openweight Championship, BCW Openweight Championship, ICW Zero-G Championship (2x), PBW Tag Team Championship, PCW Championship, PCW Cruiserweight Championship

Raul Mendoza
Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexiko
Height: 5' 7" (171 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
DTU Alto Impacto Championship

Tony Nese
Ridge, New York, USA
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 213 lbs (97 kg)
FBW Heavyweight Championship, FWE Tag Team Championship, IWC Super Indy Championship, NYWC Fusion Championship, NYWC Heavyweight Championship [x2}, NYWC Interstate Championship , NYWC Tag Team Championship, Open The United Gate Championship, PWS Suicidal Six Way Championship




Tyson Dux
Lyttleton, New Brunswick, Canada
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
AIW Tag Team Championship (2x), BCW Can-Am Tag Team Championship (3x), BCW Heavyweight Championship, BSE Suicide Six Pack Championship , MPW Arctic Championship MPW Triple Crown Championship (2x), SCW Premier Championship, SCW Tag Team Championship (2x)

Zack Sabre Jr.
Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England, UK
Height: 6' 0" (182 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
All England Championship, GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (2x),GSW Breakthrough Championship, IPW:UK British Tag Team Championship (2x)
NWA United Kingdom Junior Heavyweight Championship, PWG World Championship
RevPro British Heavyweight Championship, TXW Championship, wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship, wXw World Lightweight Championship , wXw World Tag Team Championship PWG BoLA 2015 




Kota Ibushi 
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
 height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
 weight 94 kg (207 lb)
IMGP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (3 times), KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 ), KO-D Openweight Championship (3 times), KO-D Tag Team Championship (5 times) , Go-1 Climax (2014)

Sean Maluta - American Samoa 
Age: 27 years
Staten Island, New York, USA
WXW Cruiserweight Championship (3x), WXW Heavyweight Championship (2x) , WXW Tag Team Championship,  WXW Television Championship

Yoshihiro Tajiri
Yokohama, Japan
Height: 5 ft 9 in)[2]
 weight 95 kg (209 lb)
BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time), CZW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time), ECW World Television Championship (1 time), ECW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) , WCW United States Championship (1 time), WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time), WCW/WWF/E Cruiserweight Championship (3 times), WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) ,World Tag Team Championship (1 time) 

Ho Ho Lun
Hong Kong
 height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
 weight 162 lb (73 kg)














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Friday, June 10, 2016

Yep, They Do Wrestle in South Australia By BoxCar Ox


Guest blogger this week, its over to Boxcar Ox....

In the older times of South Australian wrestling there wasn’t much to choose from. A bit before I moved back into the thick of the city there were companies like Joint Promotions holding shows. 




Move on 10 years after Joint Promotions and there are many promotions in Adelaide and a few of these old veterans have split their contributions to different ones, I’ll note down a few I believe to be the biggest or well known companies.




You have promotions like Riot City Wrestling which boasts a large roster and has had other wrestlers from interstate and overseas to compete. You have such wrestlers like The Bassos, The Armstrongs, S.M.A.S.H, Brodie Marshall and many more local talent. 



Up in the northern areas of Adelaide you have the crew of Snake Pit Pro Wrestling. These guys have garnered a following with their weekly shows with a couple being held each week. Again another promotion with many wrestlers and trained by John E. Radic from the old Joint Promotions days, they definitely have a strong roster to support these shows.






For the creme de la creme and the promotion I know most of Wrestle Rampage. Run by such guys as Jag Hartley Jackson, Jonah Rock, Damian Slater to name a few this company has featured numerous faces from the old JP days before it split into the different companies and all these wrestlers formed different paths. 



This company believes in good wrestling and expects the best which is obvious considering quite a few people that have walked through the doors are now mainstays on the WWE roster. People like TM61, Buddy Murphy, Peyton Royce, and Billie Kay have found success after being picked up. 




From these promotions though I find the best wrestlers from Wrestle Rampage they are true professionals which have a good sense for the business also leading the renowned Pro Wrestling Dojo they teach a lot of great talent....Even going through the dojo myself I have learnt quite a lot from these guys in all different facets of professional wrestling.



In closing the landscape of professional wrestling in South Australia will continue to grow especially with all the veterans spread out in different companies also teaching their wisdom over their years in the business, and hopefully this will evolve into bigger success for professional wrestling as a whole.