Friday, December 20, 2013

Any Shows This Weekend? Christmas Chaos!

Devin Chen: PWG TEN 8/9/13 &emdash;
The Bucks will be front and center this weekend during a double shot of PWG shows
Photo Credit: Devin Chen

'Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the land, all the wrestlers were stirring with shows, oh so grand! Just because the calendar has reached single digits between the current date and Christmas doesn't mean that wrestling will have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Check Pro Wrestling Events for the full slate of shows, but for the marquee slates this weekend, well, I've got you covered.


Pro Wrestling Guerrilla is the main event of the weekend with All-Star Weekend X. Head to the American Legion, Post #308 in Reseda, CA for an 8 PM bell time. Chris Hero returns to PWG, and he gets to cut to the front of the line to face Adam Cole for his title. The rest of Mount Rushmore - the Young Bucks and Kevin Steen - will be in action against AR Fox, Ricochet, and Rich Swann. Davey Richards indie farewell continues against Johnny Gargano, while his American Wolves partner Eddie Edwards teams with his Dojo Bros. partner Roderick Strong against Chuck Taylor and Trent?, otherwise known as the Best Friends. ACH will attempt to topple the power pack known as Michael Elgin, while Tomasso Ciampa battles Drake Younger. Candice LeRae and Joey Ryan tackle the RockNES Monsters, while Brian Cage and Anthony Nese will tangle to round out night one.

NWA Houston's Crimson Christmas has a bell time of 7:30 PM local at the VFW Post 8905 in Cypress, TX. Byron Wilcott will defend his LoneStar Championship against Lance Hoyt. Also on the show will be Carson, Jax Dane, and Raymond Rowe.


All-Star Weekend X continues for PWG at the same venue with the same bell time, only on Saturday. The Champion will defend against Johnny Gargano, be it Adam Cole or Chris Hero. The loser of that match from Friday will draw ACH. The Young Bucks and Kevin Steen will be in trios action again, this time against Candice LeRae, Joey Ryan, and Drake Younger. AR Fox and Rich Swann take on the Dojo Bros., while Davey Richards' ostensible farewell match to PWG will be against Ricochet. The Best Friends take on the Unbreakable Fucking Machines of Brian Cage and Michael Elgin, while three way tag action will throw PPRay (Peter Avalon and Ray Rosas), Willie Mack and B-Boy, and the RockNES Monsters into the fray. Finally, Tomasso Ciampa will take on Anthony Nese.

New York Wrestling Connection's Tour de Circus takes place at the NYWC Sportatorium in Deer Park, NY. Doors will open at 6 PM local time. The show will feature an extreme rules match between Justin Credible and Matt Striker. Also scheduled to appear will be Mikey Whipwreck, Stockade, Mike Mondo, The Big O, Jesse Neal, Marti Belle, and Francis Kipland Stevens.


IWA Mid-South and Evolution Pro Wrestling will be teaming up to present For the Love of Leanna, a benefit show to be held at the Jammerz Skate Zone in Clarksville, IN at 7 PM local time. If you cannot make the show and want to help raise funds for Leanna, a 14 year old battling cancer for the third time, you can donate directly to their Go Fund Me page. For those who are heading out to the show, be prepared for action featuring Reed Bentley vs. Zach Gowen, Jimmy Jacobs against Christian Rose, and appearances from Mickie Knuckles, Sabu, Ian Rotten, the Submission Squad, and Jonathan Gresham.

When you're a wrestling fan, every weekend is the most wonderful time of the year. But to keep it wonderful, you need to go out to shows. Even if you're not familiar with the companies in your area, take a chance. Remember, the art of wrestling only grows when you support it. Besides, your favorite wrestlers or promotions may be out there; you just don't know it yet.