Tokyo Joshi Pro “Sping Tour ‘19- Ready Set, Go!” results 3/2/19

Tokyo Joshi Pro results from Osaka, Japan at Okinawa Hall on 3/2/19:

Rika Tatsumi pinned Himawari Unagi after the Dragon Twist of Fate.

Shoko Nakajima, Mahiro Kiryu, and Haruna Neko beat Natsumi Maki, Pinano Pipipipi, and Pom Harajuku when Nakajima used a Northern Lights Suplex to pin Harajuku.

Yuna Manase and Yuki Kamifuku beat Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Aino when Kamifuku hit a famouser and pinned Aino.

Marika Kobashi and Mina Shirakawa beat Maki Itoh and Raku when Kobashi submitted Raku with a neck hold.

Mizuki pinned YUMI with the Cutie Special.

Yuka Sakazaki and Miu Wantanabe beat Miyu Yamashita and Hikari Noa when Sakazaki pinned Noa after the Magical Magical Girl Splash.

Manase and Kamifuku asked for a tag title shot against Yuka Sakazaki and Mizuki. Mizuki accepted the challenge.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla “Two Hundred” results; Jungle Boy in action

PWG had their 200th show on 3/1/19 in Los Angeles, California at The Globe Theatre:

Jungle Boy won a 3-Way Match over Jake Atlas and Trey Miguel by pinning Miguel with a crucifix bomb. A lot of people would have understood if Jungle Boy missed the show due to his father Luke Perry being in the hospital, but he kept his commitment as a true professional under the circumstances. Hopefully working the show was a sign that his father’s condition is stable or improved.

Puma King defeated Laredo Kid by submission with what looked like a modified stretch muffler hold.

Chuck Taylor and Trent? defeated Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher when Trent? pinned Davis.

Brody King pinned Darby Allin after power bombing him on his own skateboard followed up by a sitout piledriver. Allin climbed up to the balcony area and did a Coffin Drop from it.

Jonathan Grisham defeated David Starr with an octopus submission.

PWG Tag Champions Zachary Wentz and Desmond Xavier defeated Penta El OM and Rey Fenix, and Santana and Ortiz in a 3-Way Tag Team Match in what may have been a botched early three count by the referee. Santana and Ortiz attacked Wentz and Xavier after.

PWG World Champion Jeff Cobb pinned Bandito after the Tour of the Islands.

Stardom 3/3/19; Priscilla Kelly; Rosemary

STARDOM has a show in Nagoya, Japan at the International Conference Hall with a 12:00 bell time:

Wonder of STARDOM Momo Wantanabe vs. Jungle Kyona

Pro Wrestling:EVE International Champion Utami Hayashishita vs. Bea Priestly

Konami and AZM vs. Natsuko Tora and Saya

Artist of STARDOM Champions Mayu Iwatani, Tam Nakano, and Saki Kashima vs. Kagetsu, Hazuki, and Natsu Sumire

Hina and Rina vs. Leo Onozaki vs. Kaori Yoneyama

Starlight Kid vs. Arisa Hoshiki

They announced that Rebel Kel and Goya Kong have visa problems and will be delayed until it’s resolved.

Priscilla Kelly casually announced on her Twitter account that she is now a free agent and ask fans to tag what groups they would like to see her in. This was surprising considering she has been one of the most popular and hated stars (sometimes at the same time) in Evolve and Shine. Hopefully she is somehow manages to continue on a per show deal as she is right in the middle of an angle with Darby Allin (her husband) and Austin Theory in Evolve. With the recent competitive pro wrestling roster landscape between WWE, AEW, ROH, MLW, and Impact Wrestling, it’s doubtful that she will remain a free agent for long.

https://twitter.com/priscillakelly_/status/1101308911334969350

Rosemary announced on Impact Wrestling’s podcast that she has signed a new two-year deal.

Luke Perry star of “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills 90210”, father of Jungle Boy, suffers stroke

Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke on 2/27/19 and is currently in a medically induced coma according to the 52 year old actor’s representatives.

Perry moved to Los Angeles with hopes of getting an acting career after graduating from Fredericktown High School in Ohio. He worked construction jobs in the Southern California area in between acting auditions.

He was cast as the rebellious “bad boy” Dylan McKay for the Darren Star created prime time teen soap opera “Beverly Hills 90210” which debuted on Fox on October 4, 1990. Fox executives originally did not want him as a series regular. Legendary television producer Aaron Spelling fought to keep the McKay character on the show because he thought Perry and co-star Jason Priestley had a “modern day James Dean and Marlon Brando” star quality which would appeal to teens.

Spelling was correct on the similarities with James Dean. Perry would play a similar role as Oliver Pike in Joss Whedon’s 1992 movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with Kristy Swanson. The production was only given five weeks to film because of Perry’s full television schedule.

Perry left “90210” in 1995 to act in movies, but he returned a few seasons later to fill the cast void when co-star and friend Jason Priestley decided to leave for other projects.

Currently, Perry is part of the cast on The CW’s gritty teen drama “Riverdale”. The show combines the Archie Comic characters with 90210-like high school themes and horror. Perry plays Archie Andrews’ father, Fred Andrews. The character is an honest and hard working blue collar construction worker, based in part on Perry’s own father, who worked as a steelworker in Ohio. It is not a major role, but each time Fred speaks, he always gives a calm toughness of importance with his words. Perry’s camera time is never wasted.

Ironcially, the Perry family has had a lot of good news over the past couple of months. The CW announced that “Riverdale” has been renewed for a forth season. Perry’s son is indie pro wrestler Jungle Boy (Jack Perry) who recently signed a contract with the upstart AEW group. Fox announced just yesterday that the “Beverly Hills 90210” reboot would debut in the summer. The CW said they were willing to let Perry guest star on the Fox show if his “Riverdale” schedule permitted.

Perry is a big pro wrestling fan who has been often seen watching his son’s matches at California indie shows. He has said that Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair were his favorite wrestlers. He had a chance to meet Rhodes years ago and he was incredibly flattered when Rhodes knew who he was because of “90210”.

Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore was always a “90210” fan as well, and he will even make references about the show in color commentary on the live Impact/Twitch broadcasts.

Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer is another big fan and he’s even had some chance meetings with Perry while attending the same California events.

UPDATE: The latest report from Perry’s management team is that he is NOT currently in a coma, but he has been sedated and is under observation.

LuFisto to retire; Willow Nightingale injured and out of action

LuFisto posted another heartfelt statement on her Facebook page on 2/27/19 to announce that she will retire at some point this year due to a worsening knee issue. The 39 year old French Canadian has had a rough string of luck in the past few years including a battle with ovarian cancer. Her health issues forced her to give up the Shine Title in June 2018 but she returned to action not long after.

She began her career in Canada and made a name for herself on the U.S. indie circuit competing in intergender and hardcore matches in CZW and IWA Mid-South last decade. She defeated hardcore legend Necro Butcher to win the CZW Death Match Tournament in 2006. In 2007, she won the IWA Mid-South Queen of the Deathmatch Tournament over female hardcore wrestling icon Mickey Knuckles.

In recent years, she won the vacant Shine Title over Mercedes Martinez and Allysin Kay in 2017, and she has been a regular tag team partner of Jordynne Grace as Team PAWG.

Willow Nightingale, who also wrestles as Eye Candy in WOW Superheroes, announced that she would be having neck surgery this week. I don’t know if she was having issues ahead of this past weekend, but she worked the WWR and Psycho Circus show on Saturday, and the Beyond Wrestling show on Sunday. She has been wrestling since 2015.

She had a match against Chris Dickinson at BW and did take some very scary bumps on her neck and head which certainly could have been a factor. It was a hard hitting long match and not the stereotypical intergender comedy in the least. Dickinson gave her a half nelson suplex early and she landed folded up on her neck hard to where I thought she could have easily broken her neck. She continued the match and did get in a lot of offense including giving Dickinson a DVD where she landed awkwardly on her head. Dickinson gave her a German suplex followed by a lariat then folded her up for the pin. After the match, she said something to the referee then Dickinson leaned over to check on her. They fist bumped in respect when she got off the mat and she was favoring the back of her head.

This has not been a good year so far for women wrestling injuries. Kris Wolf made her heartbreaking retirement announcement a few weeks ago noting potential brain issues. Angel Blue has been out of action with spine and neck issues. Ashley Vox needed stitches after her WWR match on Saturday. The wrestling industry continues to evolve into a faster and more hard hitting pace to where more men and women will likely end up with the same problems as Wolf and Nightingale if things don’t slow down a little bit.

Bar Wrestling 32: “The Trouble With Tribbles” card for 3/13/19 in L.A.

Bar Wrestling announced the card for their 3/13/19 show “The Trouble With Tribbles” at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, California:

The title of the show was taken from the classic original Star Trek television episode.

Peter Avalon and Ray Rosas vs. Priscilla Kelly and Darby Allin

Brian Cage vs. Andy Brown

Tessa Blanchard vs. Heather Monroe

Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus vs. Taya Valkyrie and PJ Black

Joey Ryan vs. Brandon Cutler

Delilah Doom, Eli Everfly, Jake Atlas, and Tyler Bateman vs. YUMA, Kevin Martenson, WATTS, and Ryan Taylor

Bar Wrestling shows can be seen on Highspots Network, Title Match Network, Rise Ascent, and probably others that I’m not aware of. Shows will appear on the services a week or two after they are held.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door the day of the show: https://www.bootlegtheater.org/event/1818249-bar-wrestling-trouble-los-angeles/%E2%80%AC/

Sabotage Wrestling all women show on 3/2/19 and Inspire Pro on 3/3/19 both streaming on Highspots Network

Sabotage Wrestling will have their “Hey Ladies 2” all women show on 3/2/19 in New Braunfels, Texas at Kings and Queens Ballroom. The event will stream live on Highspots Network at 8pm EST:

Sabotage Champion Hyan vs. Keira Hogan. Kylie Rae is off the show. She was originally supposed to be Hyan’s challenger.

Tag Team Champions Baby D. vs. Phoebe vs. Jenna Lynn and Kiki Vibez

War of the Genders Champion Shotzi Blackheart vs. Kris Wolf

Thunder Rosa vs. Penelope Ford

Barbi Hayden, Rok-C, Seishin, Raychell Rose, and Robyn Reid will also be on the show.

Roxy Castillo will serve as guest GM because it’s an all women show.

Inspire Pro Wrestling has their “ShockWaves” event on 3/3/19 at the AFS Cinema in Austin, Texas. The show will stream live on Highspots Network at 7pm EST:

Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky vs. Thunder Rosa, Steve O’Reno, and Cherry Ramons

Undefinable Champion Delilah Doom vs. Kody Lane

Inspire Pro Champion Zac Taylor vs. J. Serious

Baby D., Bruno De La Rosa, and Luigi Promo vs. Cam Cole, Kiefer Bartek, and Raychell Rose

There will be what they’re calling a No Mercy 64 Gauntlet Battle Royal with the winner earning a title shot at the Inspire Pro Title: Kris Wolf, Penelope Ford, Erica Torres, Jenna Lynn, Shotzi Blackheart, Rok-C, Gino, Joe Demaro, Mark Champion, Prince Adam, Thomas Shire, and Dimitri Alexandrov.

Highspots Network costs $10 a month: https://www.highspotswrestlingnetwork.com/home

Glory Pro results of 2nd Anniversary Show 2/24/19

Glory Pro Wrestling results of “Anniversary: Phoenix Rising” from Colinsvillie, Illinois on 2/24/19 live on Independent Wrestling TV:

Warhorse won a 4-Way Match over Jake Something, O’Shay Edwards, and AJ Gray. The crowd was into it from the start. Hot opener with lots of high risk moves. Something ended up brawling to the back with Gray towards the end of the match and they never came back out. Warhorse pinned Gray after a German suplex, lariat, and double stomp off the top rope.

“Fifthy” Tom Lawlor pinned “Sharkbait” Anthony Gutierrez after powering out of a triangle choke and turning it into a Styles Clash. They did a worked MMA style of match for the most part. The crowd chanted “Please come back!” when it was over. The two shook hands and walked to the back together as friends.

Hakim Zane beat Shane Sabre by submission after brushing the ref aside to kick Sabre in the groin and then lock him in a cross face.

Camero Jackson and Kenny Alfonso won a 3-Way Tag Match over Joe Coleman and Idris Abraham, and Aaron Orion and Baracukus. All action and bodies flying everywhere. Orion accidentally hit his own partner in the action. Jackson and Alfonso then hit and double team frog splash/elbow finisher to pin Orion. After the match, Orion and Baracukus got into a brief shoving match. The fans chanted “Hug It Out!” and they did hug in the end.

Tag Team Champions Mat Fitchett and Davey Vega came to the ring. Vega was limping. He said he hurt his knee in Europe last weekend and the doctors told him to take a couple of weeks off. They said Fitchett would still defend the titles with a substitute.

Mat Fitchett and Ethan Page beat Myron Reed and Stephen Wolf when Wolf was pinned. I didn’t see the finish with all the action going on but Wolf was bleeding over his left eye. Page slammed Wolf at one point in the match the power bombed Reed right on top of him.

Intermission

Jake Lander won a Scramble Match over Allie Kat, Jody Threat, Kody Lane, Sheldon Jean, and Mark Wheeler when he pinned Jean after a 450 splash.

Seishin pinned Su Yung in an upset after a code red. It was all Yung for most of the match.

Danny Adams and Mike Outlaw beat Matt Knicks and Chris Castro by disqualification when Castro brought in a chair as a weapon. Castro and Knicks then brought in a table after the match but Fitchett and Vega came out and made the save before they could put someone through it.

Eddie Kingston won a 2/3 Falls Match over PACO. PACO won a quick sudden first fall in about a minute with a code red. Kingston evened it up with a sudden pin of his own a few minutes later. PACO then showed a vicious streak by repeatedly going after the knee of Kingston. The crowd booed him for it. After a quick two falls, there was a lot of suspense in the final fall with both guys exchanging fast paced pin attempts on each other to make the crowd really believe either could win at any second. Kingston got his knees up when PACO went for a frog splash. Kingston got the pin after a back fist strike to the side of PACO’s head. They showed each other respect after but then PACO kicked Kingston’s injured leg out and attacked him viciously until he was finally held back and escorted to the locker room by the referees and security.

Main Event: Glory Pro Champion Curt Stallion pinned Australian Suicide after a second running headbutt. I’m not sure if it was a botched finish by the time keeper or something intentional. Stallion had Suicide covered after a first headbutt and the bell rang before the referee counted three. The referee waived the time keeper off and said the match wasn’t over. Suicide turned his back to celebrate then Stallion delivered another headbutt for the win.

STARDOM results from evening Osaka show 2/24/19

STARDOM results from the evening show in Osaka, Japan at the World Pavilion:

Hazuki beat Saya Iida by the crossface submission.

Natsuko Tora won a 4-Way Match over Sumie Sakai, Alex Gracia, and Jamie Hayter by pinning Gracia after a diving body press.

Jungle Kyona won a 3-Way Match over Starlight Kid and Leo Onozaki by using a Scorpion Deathlock submission on Onozaki. This was originally supposed to be a tag match with Kyona and Onozaki vs. Kid and Saki Kashima but Kashima was pulled from the show after being injured on the 12pm show.

Tam Nakano and Arisa Hoshiki beat Bobbi Tyler and Hana Kimura when Hoshiki pinned Tyler after the Brazilian kick.

Kagetsu, Andras Miyagi, and Natsu Sumire beat Momo Wantanabe, Utami Hayashishita, and AZM when Miyagi pinned AZM after a tombstone.

ROH/WOH Women’s Champion Mayu Iwatani pinned Konami after a moonsault.

STARDOM results from Osaka afternoon show 2/24/19

STARDOM results from Osaka, Japan at the World Pavilion on 2/24/19:

Hana Kimura won a 4-Way Match over Alex Gracia, Leo Onozaki, and Natsuko Tora by pinning Gracia with a school boy.

Sumie Sakai beat AZM.

Momo Wantanabe and Konami beat Jungle Kyona and Saya Iida when Konami used the triangle lancer on Iida.

SWA Champion Utami Hayashishita pinned Bobbi Tyler with a German suplex.

Andras Miyagi was the lone survivor of an elimination match. Miyagi, Kagetsu, Jamie Hayter, Hazuki, and Natsu Sumire vs. Mayu Iwatani, Tam Nakano, Starlight Kid, Saki Kashima, and Arisa Hoshiki. Kashima was apparently hurt in the match. She was scratched from the 5pm show card.

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