STARDOM results 3/9/19

STARDOM from Tokyo, Japan at Shinkiba 1st Ring on 3/9/19:

Saki Kashima won a 3-Way over Rina and Hina by submitting Rina.

Hana Kimura and Goya Kong beat Jungle Kyona and Saya Iida when Kong pinned Saya after a splash.

Mayu Iwatani, Tam Nakano, and Xia Brookside beat Natsuko Tora, Kaori Yoneyama, and Leo Onozaki when Brookside pinned Onozaki with a European Clutch.

After the match, Brookside challenged Hazuki for the High Speed Challenge. Natsuko Tora said she wanted a future title shot against Iwatani for the ROH/WOH Women’s Title.

Kagetsu, Natsu Sumire, and Andras Miyagi beat Momo Wantanabe, Utami Hayashishita, and Bea Priestley when Miyagi pinned Wantanabe after a piledriver.

High Speed Champion Hazuki won a 3-Way Match over AZM and Konami after pinning AZM.

After the match, Natsumi Sumire wanted a tag titles shot with Miyagi as her partner.

Sendai Girls results 3/9/19

Sendai Girls results on 3/9/19 from Miyag, Japan at the Cultural Center:

Marimanji beat Manami with a octopus hold submission.

Sareee pinned Mikoto Shindo after a missile dropkick.

KAORU and RayLyn beat Hikaru Shida and Alex Lee when KAORU pinned Lee with a sunset flip.

Meiko Satomura pinned Manami Katsu after a Death Valley Bomb.

DASH Chisako and Hiroyo Matsumoto beat Chihiro Hashimoto and Mika Iwata when Chisako pinned Hashimoto after the Hormone Splash.

The next show is 3/11 with Sendai Girls World Champion Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Sakura Hirota.

Ice Ribbon results 3/9/19

Ice Ribbon results from the Ice Ribbon Dojo on 3/19/19:

Tsukushi pinned Suzu Suzuki after a missile drop kick.

Tsukasa Fujimoto won a 3-Way over Miyako Matsumoto and Ibuki Hoshi by pinning Hoshi with a roll.

Risa Sera and Hamuko Hoshi beat Satsuki Totoro and Kyuuri.

Maika Ozaki and Miyagi Mochi beat Maya Yukihi and Tequila Saya when Ozaki pinned Saya after a flying senton.

Detroit all-women show on 3/8/19

Divine Women’s Pro Wrestling will have it’s first show on 3/8/19 at Rocky’s Pub in Riverview, Michigan (just a few minutes south of Detroit).

They must be planning on running long term because the show will feature an 8-Woman tournament to crown their first champion.

Heidi Katrina, Jody Threat, Queen Aminata, Joseline Navarro, Sabrina Kylie, Charlie Kruel, Alyx Sky, and Megan Meyers have been announced for the show.

Impact Wrestling and Rise’s Jimmy Jacobs will be the special guest host of the event.

Jungle Boy remembers his dad Luke Perry; POP announces Dylan McKay marathon

Jungle Boy (Jack Perry) posted comments on his social media about the passing of his father, Luke Perry.

Jack has pulled off of the Bar Wrestling event on 3/13/19 in Los Angles at the Bootleg Theater. Penelope Ford will replace him as the tag team partner of LuchaSaurus vs. Taya Valkyrie and PJ Black. He will also on longer be on the “Wrestle Summit” card on March 29 in Wilmington, California where he was set to face Trey Miguel. A replacement will be announced over the next few days.

POP TV announced they will be doing a “Best of Dylan McKay Marathon” on 3/8/19 starting at 11am EST in honor of Luke Perry.

AXS TV renews WOW and David McLane answers our question

AXS TV held an in-studio press conference on 3/6/19 to announce WOW Superheroes has been renewed for 24 more episodes. The next set of TV tapings will be held on May 15 and May 16 at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California for later airing on AXS TV in the fall.

Gabby Loren hosted the press con panel with WOW owner Jeanie Buss, WOW founder David McLane, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon, WOW Champion Tessa Blanchard, and The Beast.

David McLane said they will be opening an all-women training school in Long Beach, California on June 1. Blanchard and Selina Majors will be the trainers. Majors wrestled as “Bambi” in the 1980s for McLane’s G.L.O.W. and POWW groups, and then for Tor Berg’s LPWA promotion in the late 1980’s to early 1990s. She was part of the LPWA “Super Ladies Showdown” pay-per-view in 1992, which actually holds the record for being the first all-women’s ppv.

McLane answered my question about the status of the WOW Tag Team Titles. He said they will be bringing the tag titles back at the May TV tapings. There will be a tag team tournament to crown new tag team champions.

Later in the broadcast, McLane answered a question about the possibility of adding a second singles title. He said he has no interest in adding a TV Title. The WOW Title currently held by Blanchard will be the main focus because he doesn’t want to clutter the product with too many titles.

Buss said she hopes WOW can one day become a touring brand worldwide but they are not ready for that just yet.

Simon said things could change as AXS TV is currently thinking of splitting up Season 2 with 12 episodes airing in late 2019, and the other 12 airing in early 2020, instead of 24 weeks at once.

Blanchard and The Beast came out and argued with each other. It looks like by the way everything came off, they will have a match at the May tapings.

This press conference was very well done. I’ve covered many press cons to where they always usually come across as corny and insulting to both the media and fans with protective “corporate canned responses” or in the interest of pro wrestling “kayfabe”. Everyone here answered all of the questions with honesty and professionalism.

You can watch the entire press conference here:

Tickets for the May 15 and May 16 TV tapings are already on sale here:

Luke Perry passes away at 52; pro wrestling community shows overwhelming love and support

Luke Perry died on March 4, 2019 due to the massive stroke he suffered on February 27, 2019. He was 52.

Perry was currently one of the stars of “Riverdale” on The CW Network. The show announced that it was temporarily shutting down production due to his death. His character will still appear in a few more episodes going forward. The scripts for the remaining episodes of the season will no doubt have to be rewritten now. Perry played Fred Andrews, the father of Archie.

“Riverdale” is a dark and twisted modern update of the classic Archie Comics. On the series, Archie (played by KJ Apa) portrays a righteous but tormented soul who battles personal demons and the town’s mobster, Hiram Lodge (played by former “All My Children” star Mark Consuelos). Archie and Fred have a strong protective bond with each other. The character of Fred will probably be written off with Perry’s death. In a previous season the show did a cliffhanger where Fred was shot as a prime time soap opera tradition like the famous “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas”.

Perry was best known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills 90210”. The show was such a pop culture sensation in the 1990s, he and his cast mates were often mobbed by screaming and adoring fans wanting autographs in the days before cellphone selfies.

He was a big pro wrestling fan. His son is Jack Perry (aka Jungle Boy), now a member of the All Elite Wrestling roster, and also continuing to wrestle for various indie groups. Luke was a supportive dad accompanying his son to as many wrestling events as he could. Both men became very popular with many of the wrestlers. Luke acted like just any other fan at shows wanting to get pics and autographs from the roster.

There was an outpouring of love to Jack Perry from countless names in the pro wrestling industry after hearing the news of Luke’s death.

WWE: On an episode of 90210 in the later seasons, Dylan and David (Brian Austin Green) are shown watching an Edge and Christian match on TV:

From actor, former WCW World Champion, and current indie wrestling star David Arquette. David and his late sibling Alexis Arquette had supporting roles in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie which Perry starred in alongside Kristy Swanson. Ironically, Patricia Arquette just publicly revealed a few days ago that David had a mild heart attack about a year and a half ago:

From PCW Ultra in California where Jungle Boy has wrestled:

From All Pro Wrestling in California where Jungle Boy has wrestled:

From Paul London:

David Arquette continuing to reflect:

From wrestler Dylan Bostic. He is also the husband of WOW Superheroes wrestler Chantilly Chella (aka RayLyn on the indie circuit):

From Taya Valkyrie:

From Chris Jericho:

From MMA Fighter and pro wrestler turned stuntman Paul Lazenby (aka Death Wolf). He has done stunt work on “Riverdale”:

From Showtime Boxing and MMA Fighting’s photographer Esther Lin:

From Joey Ryan:

From Cody Rhodes:

The Independent Report: RISE sells out; Nevaeh wins gold; Fatu and MM3 soar; more

RISE has sold out their Legendary show in Berwyn, Illinois on 3/29. The event is already up for pre-order on FITE for $15. Phoenix of Rise Champion Mercedes Martinez vs. Kylie Rae in a No Rope Submission Match, and a RISE of The Contender Match (Rumble rules) headline the show.

Nevaeh won the IWA Mid-South Women’s Title on 3/2 in Jeffersonville, Indiana from Amazing Maria. Nevaeh is also currently Women’s Champion in the Taylor, Michigan based Clash Wrestling. She will be part of Rise Legendary on 3/29 teaming with Jessicka Havok to challenge Tag Champions Raven’s Ash and Dust.

Fatu and Josef made their debut in MLW on MLW’s live “Intimidation Games” show on 3/2 on BeIn Sports. They joined Simon Gotch to attack MLW Champion Tom Lawlor after he defeated Low Ki in the steel cage main event. Fatu did a splash off of the top of the cage on Lawlor. The heel stable is called Contra.

Michigan based wrestler Malcolm Monroe III (aka MM3) also took to the sky over the weekend at a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One of the people he landed on below was his own father, Malcolm Monroe II (aka DBA)

XICW’s next Proving Ground show is on 3/24 in Warren, Michigan at The Hot Rock

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide results from Monterrey, Mexico 3/3/19

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide results from Monterrey, Mexico on Twitch:

*Note: I wasn’t able to watch the whole show due to other event coverage. These are quick results.

Dinastia beat Baby Xtreme and Qrquidea Negra in a 3-Way Match.

Faby Apache and Keyra beat Lady Shani and Star Fire when Keyra pinned Star Fire taking the pin away from Apache. Keyra beat up Apache after.

Jack Evans, Taurus. and Villano III, Jr. beat Myzteziz. Jr., Golden Magic, and Nino Hamburguesa. Sammy Guevara and Australian Suicide came in and helped Evans beat everyone up after the match.

Maximo, Mamba, and Piminela Escarlata beat Tito Santana, Carta Brava, Jr., and Mocho Cota, Jr.

Daga, Sammy Guevara, and Texano, Jr. beat Brian Cage, Hijo Del Vikingo, and Laredo Kid

Rey Escorpion, Chessman, and Monsther Clown beat Psycho Clown, Pagano, and Aero Star

Copa H. Del Perro Aguayo: Blue Demon, Jr. beat Dr. Wagner Jr. and La Parka in a 3-Way. They used the Aguayo trophy as a weapon on each other.

Inspire Pro Wrestling “Shockwaves” results; Thunder Rosa gives Kris Wolf farewell tribute

Inspire Pro Wrestling results from AFS Cinema in Austin, Texas on 3/3/19 live on Highspots Wrestling Network:

Chandler Hopkins pinned Andy Dalton in a good opener. Dalton gave Hopkins a lariat and the brain buster but Hopkins kicked out. Dalton tried to follow up with a piledriver but Hopkins turned it into a jackknife pin.

Moonshine Mantel came out after the match and attacked Dalton for seemingly no reason. He gave Dalton a couple of clotheslines in the corner and a belly to belly suplex then threw him out of the ring.

Moonshine Mantell pinned Ethan Price after a Gory Bomb. Roxy Castillo was in the corner of Price. The story was Price tried his best but couldn’t survive the monster heel.

Terrale Tempo won a handicap match over T-Ray, Ashton Jacobs, and manager Dan the Man. Tempo pushed T-Ray off the top rope and he landed right on Dan the Man outside. Tempo pinned Jacobs who was left without backup. The stipulation was if Tempo won, he would get a shot at the Pure Prestige Title held by MJF and released from his contract with Dan the Man. But if Tempo lost, he would remain under contract and become a “mute” member of the heel stable Friends Under Corporate Contract.

12-person No Mercy N64 Gauntlet Match with the winner becoming #1 con. to the Inspire Pro Title. Four wrestlers start off. Once a person is eliminated by pin or submission another person enters the match:

Eric Torres vs. Dimitri Alexandrov vs. Prince Adam vs. Mark Champion started it off.

Torres pinned Adams after a TKO.

Gino entered the match…

Alexandrov pinned Champion with a falcon arrow.

Thomas Shire entered..

Shire pinned Alexandrov.

Rok-C entered…

Shire pinned Gino after a spinning TKO.

Joe Demaro enters…

Demaro cradled Shire for an upset pin.

Penelope Ford entered…

Rok-C pinned Demaro after what looked like a bulldog.

Jenna Lynn entered..

Ford pinned Rok-C after a cutter…

Shotzi Blackheart entered…

Lynn pinned Torres after a super kick.

Kris Wolf enters last..

Wolf pinned Ford after a couple of suplexes.

There were some streaming issues then it was down to Wolf vs. Lynn as the final two. I assume Wolf eliminated Blackheart.

Lynn pinned Wolf after a DDT to win the match. Lynn will now face MJF at a future show for the Pure Prestige Title.

Thunder Rosa came out with the rest of the women on the show and asked Kris Wolf to come back into the ring. Rosa was emotional and hugged Wolf and held her close.

She told the crowd that this was Wolf’s last show in Texas and informed them Wolf was retiring this year. Rosa said when she went to STARDOM she almost died there and Wolf took care of her. She said Wolf looked out for all the foreign women and became their friend in STARDOM when not many others would. She said Wolf was told she would not be a star but she proved people wrong.

Wolf did not speak but smiled with joy.

Rosa put Wolf on her shoulders and carried her around ringside so she could high five all the fans. The crowd chanted, “Thank You, Kris Wolf!”

J. Serious won the Inspire Pro Title from Zac Taylor after two samurai drivers. These two put on a wrestling clinic as both are technical marvels. Well deserved push for Serious. After the match, Serious got on the mic and said he’d been with the company for seven years and complained that it was his first title shot.

Baby D., Luigi Primo, and Bruno De La Rosa beat Cam Cole, Keifer Bartek, and Raychell Rose when Primo threw the pizza dough he always tosses around in the face of Bartek for the pin.

Bis, the authority figure, came out for announcements. He said the next date at AFS Cinema will be May 26 and it will be the final show at the venue.

Apparently the building no longer wants to host any pro wrestling events because AAW Pro is effected too.

Bis said an announcement about a new home for Inspire Pro will be made when it becomes official. He said Veda Scott, Session Moth Martina, and LAX are booked for May 26.

Kody Lane won the Undefinable Title from Delilah Doom. Lane won the Lawless Darkness Rules Match late last year which earned him the right to not obey any rules for the year. Ethan Price was in the corner of Lane. Price got on the ring and tried to talk Lane out of wanting to use the title belt as a weapon. Doom then accidentally ran into Price and knocked him off the ring. Lane hit her with the title when she turned around and pinned her for the win. Doom got on the mic after the match and she was crying. She said “Just because you can doesn’t mean you have to” in reference to using the Lawless Darkness Rules.

Ricky Starks pinned Eddie Kingston after two spears. Kingston was managed by Dan the Man who repeatedly tried to interfere until Starks kicked him off the ring.

Steve O’Reno, Thunder Rosa, and Cherry Ramons beat Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky when O’Reno pinned Daniels after flying off the top rope and connecting with a blockbuster.

When SCU came to the ring, Sky got on the mic and asked where “The Circus Fam” was. That was in reference to Wrestle Circus which still considers itself on hiatus and not defunct. Sky gave a shout out to the WC owners. WC was the first major U.S. indie group to air free and live on Twitch a couple of years ago then everyone started doing it.

Both teams were over with the crowd, but when Thunder Rosa was in there against SCU, the crowd was really into it. Rosa started chopping both Daniels and Kazarian until they put her down with a double team slam. Rosa later hit Kazarian with a super looking Canadian Destroyer.

After the match, Kazarian said O’Reno, Ramons, and Rosa proved they could hang with the best and they were a good team.

Sky said Austin knows how he feels about them. He said he was struggling in his career but working there turned it around.

Daniels got on the mic and said he’s been in the business for 26 years and he sees indie wrestling growing around the country. He said years ago a place like AFS Cinema would be a third or less full and now it’s packed. He said even if SCU doesn’t come back to Inspire Pro, fans still have a hard working group on the roster to look forward to seeing.

Rosa thanked everyone in the match and said it was an honor to be the only woman with them in it. She said when she was starting out in California a few years ago, Sky’s name was all over the place.

O’Reno said SCU are his heroes and noted that he uses a lot of their moves.

They all raised each other’s arms in respect to end the show.