Archive for August, 2012

[Indy Wrestling News] NWA Hollywood Announces Next TV Taping; Willie Mack to Make First TV Title Defense

The California-based independent promotion NWA Hollywood have announced that their next TV taping will take place on September 9th at their usual spot, the Glendale Studios in Glendale, CA. Along with that announcement, the promotion also took to Twitter to announce a series of matches signed for the event. They are as follows:

  • The Tribe (Navajo Warrior/Hawaiian Lion) will defend their NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles against The Happening (Joey Ryan/Johnny Goodtime)
  • Ryan Taylor will take on Shaun Ricker in a Last Man Standing match
  • Willie Mack will make his first defense of the NWA International Television Title

More will be announced soon, probably even today (I’ll update this when necessary if so). Interesting that they would hold a taping the same day as TNA’s PPV No Surrender but at least we know that “Mr. 87%” will not be in attendance on that show. I have been keeping up with NWA Hollywood off and on and I’ve enjoyed the product. I urge anyone reading this to give NWA Hollywood a chance; you can check out their show which airs locally in California on their official website (new episodes are posted every Wednesday).

[TV Quick Review] WWE Superstars – 8/30/12

Spoiler-Free Lineup:

  • Ryback Vs. Johnny Curtis
  • The Usos (Jey Uso/Jimmy Uso) Vs. Epico/Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes)
  • Main Event: Alex Riley Vs. Jinder Mahal

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[TNA News] Devon Apparently Leaving TNA This Week

Interesting news coming out of Twitter tonight (I know, shut up): Devon has apparently let loose that he’s leaving TNA after his contract is up this week. Here are the tweets in question:

I’m saying “apparently” to cover my ass just in case he ends up staying, but if you are to believe Twitter it looks like the man has made up his mind. And you know what? Good for him. He is essentially just taking up space in TNA at this point; although he’s the TV Champion, he isn’t that involved in storylines and rarely defends the title nowadays so he might as well hightail it out of there. Look for him to (hopefully) drop the belt this Thursday on Impact Wrestling and with any luck maybe the TV Title can begin to matter once again.

Are you sad Devon is leaving TNA or does it honestly not matter to you one way or another?

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[Site News] ‘Pro Wrestling on Netflix’ Added to Site

No real news per say, but just a site update: I have created a “Pro Wrestling on Netflix” page on here, indexing all the pro wrestling-related content available on Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” service (from actual wrestling stuff to movies that feature wrestlers). On that page is a Netflix link as well as an Amazon Instant Video link in case you don’t subscribe to Netflix and want to still stream some pro wrestling (Amazon does charge a la carte however, just to warn you).

I know this isn’t exactly anything new, but it’s something I think is important and worth spending the time to curate. You can either click the page on the top right of this site or you can head over to the page by clicking this very phrase you are reading.

If I’ve missed anything, please email me at theprowrestlingnerd[at]live[dot]com or leave a comment below.

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[TV Recap] APW Gym Wars – 8/25/2012

Match Lineup:

  • Timothy Thatcher (c) Vs. Adam Thornstowe for the APW Universal Heavyweight Title
  • Su/Ka (c) Vs. Rik Luxury/Damien Grundy for the APW/VPW Unified Tag Team Titles
  • Dylan Drake Vs. JR Kratos [Lucky Seven final]

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[TV Recap] WWE Raw – 8/27/12

Announced Matches:

  • N/A

Also on the Docket: Triple H addresses his in-ring future after getting his arm broken again at Summerslam, Daniel Bryan attends anger management classes, and the build to CM Punk/John Cena continues.

All this and more on the August 27th edition of Raw.

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[ROH News] TV Title Match Announced for ‘Death Before Dishonor X’

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Ring of Honor has announced another match today for their upcoming September event Death Before Dishonor X: Adam Cole will defend his ROH Television Title against “No Fear” Mike Mondo. Mondo was awarded the title shot after winning a Six Man Mayhem match to determine the number one contender on the past edition of ROH Television (other participants: Mike Bennett, TJ Perkins, Roderick Strong, Jay Lethal, Tommaso Ciampa).

Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency will take place September 15th live from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL. Here’s the updated lineup thus far:

  • Main Event: Kevin Steen(c) Vs. Rhino for the ROH World Heavyweight Title
  • Adam Cole (c) Vs. “No Fear” Mike Mondo for the ROH Television Title
  • ??? Vs. ??? for the vacant ROH Tag Team Titles
  • Davey Richards will also be in attendance to address the ROH faithful on his future plans concerning the company.

To buy tickets to the event, click here or you can watch it live on iPPV on ROH’s official website (you’ll be able to pre-0rder the event soon).

[Flashback PPV Recap] WWF Summerslam 1991

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Date: August 26, 1991

Location: Madison Square Garden (New York, New York)

Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon/Bobby Heenan/”Rowdy” Roddy Piper

It’s been 21 years since Summerslam 1991 first aired live on Pay Per View. Does the event still hold up? Read this detailed and stream of consciously written recap to find out.

Lineup for WWF Summerslam 1991:

  • Match Made in Heaven: The Wedding of “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth
  • Match Made in Hell [Special Guest Referee: Sid Justice]: Hulk Hogan/The Ultimate Warrior Vs. The Triangle of Terror (Sgt. Slaughter/Col. Mustafa/Gen. Adnan)
  • Jailhouse Match: The Big Boss Man Vs. The Mountie
  • No Countouts, No Disqualifications: The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs/Jerry Sags) (c) Vs. The Legion of Doom (Animal/Hawk) for the WWF Tag Team Titles
  • Mr. Perfect (c) Vs. Bret “The Hitman” Hart for the WWF Intercontinental Title
  • The Bushwhackers (Luke/Butch) Vs. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake/Typhoon)
  • Greg “The Hammer” Valentine Vs. Irwin R. Schyster
  • Ricky Steamboat/Davey Boy Smith/Kerry Von Erich Vs. The Warlord/Power and Glory (Paul Roma/Hercules)

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[WWE News] ‘Smackdown’ Preview (8/24/12)

Here is the official preview of this week’s Smackdown airing on the SyFy Network tonight at 8pm (7pm Central). All storyline information gleaned from and the Spoiler Free Match Listing comes from (although these matches may in fact spoil storyline information so look with caution).

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[TV Quick Review] Impact Wrestling – 8/23/12

On this edition of Impact Wrestling: Sting and the TNA locker room finally get physical with the Aces and 8’s, an icon returns to “Hollywood”, a Gut Check challenger fails to impress, and the X-Division is…nowhere to be found. Click “read more” for my quick review of the show.

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