Friday, January 10, 2014

Any Shows This Weekend? Extreme Evolution

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
Chris Hero will be featured PROMINENTLY at EVOLVE
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein

Well, well, well, the weekend has arrived once more. America has survived the polar vortex, and not it is time to party with pro wrestling. Events are happening everywhere in the world, and if you wanna know where all of them are, check out Pro Wrestling Events. The shows listed below will be the marquee ones of the weekend, though. Check 'em out.


St. Louis Anarchy will be hitting up the Knights of Columbus in Alton, IL for Benefit Bash. Proceeds from the show will go to the Davis family, who lost everything in a fire. The doors open at 6:30 PM local time, and the show will be headlined by a huge tag match. SLA Champion Gerald "Gary Jay" James will team with Metro Pro Champion Jeremy Wyatt against the Sex Bob-Ombs of Mat Fitchett and Davey Vega. Jojo Bravo will get a test of strength as he goes up against Michael Elgin. Will Elgin be able to lift the Heaviest Sumo in the Land? B-Boy will have a hell of a debut match in the company as he goes up against ACH. Kyle O'Reilly battles Evan Gelistico, Bolt Brady takes on Mike Sydal, and appearances are scheduled by the Hooligans, Angelus Layne, and Matt Cage. Most importantly? Draft beer is $2!

EVOLVE starts out their weekend tripleshot in Florida at the Orpheum in Ybor City, FL at 9 PM local time with their 25th show. It will be available on WWN Live. Five matches have been announced, with four of them getting "main event" billing. Those four matches are as follows. AR Fox has an open contract for anyone to take a shot at his EVOLVE Championship. Johnny Gargano will team with the Bravado Bros. against Rich Swann and the Young Bucks. Chris Hero will battle Ricochet as he runs the gauntlet, and Trent? will defend the Full Impact Pro Heavyweight Championship against Anthony Nese. The other announced match will be a "once in a lifetime" fray match, the winner getting an Open the Freedom Gate Championship opportunity against Gargano at EVOLVE 27. The competitors are Jon Davis, Chuck Taylor, Uhaa Nation, Caleb Konley, and Lince Dorado.


Combat Zone Wrestling will be Answering the Challenge from the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. If you can't get there live, check the show out on CZW Internet pay-per-view. The main event will see Lucky 13 challenging for Drew Gulak's World Championship. BLK Jeez and Joker will also defend their Tag Team Championships on the show against the Beaver Boys of Alex Reynolds and John Silver. Chris Dickinson will clash with seemingly eternal rival Biff Busick, and Shane Strickland, Azrieal, and Pepper Parks will tangle in a three-way match. In tag action, the Irish Airborne will battle JT Dunn and David Starr. Also appearing on the show will be Kimber Lee, Masada, Tremendous Investigations, and Greg Excellent.

IWA Mid-South's Out with the Old, In with the New comes at you live from the Colgate Gym in Clarksville, IN, doors opening at 6:35 PM local time. The main event is a veritably extreme dream match coming to life, Drake Younger coming in from the West Coast to take on Eddie Kingston. Christian Rose will take on B-Boy, while BJ Whitmer's comeback continues against Jonathan Gresham. In the most interesting match of the evening, Gary Jay will make his IWA-MS debut against Necro Butcher. Also on the show will be the rest of the Submission Squad and Mickie Knuckles.

EVOLVE 26, also on WWN Live, will take place at the Downtown Orlando Recreation Complex in Orlando, FL. The bell time is 8 PM. The main event will pit Rich Swann and a mystery partner against his partners from the night before, the Young Bucks. AR Fox will team with Uhaa Nation to take on Johnny Gargano and Jon Davis. Chris Hero's second gauntlet match puts him against Anthony Nese, while Ricochet and Trent? will take to the skies. The Bravado Bros. will defend their Open the United Gate Championships against Los Ben Dejos. Chuck Taylor clashes with Maxwell Chicago, Su Yung wrestles Mia Yim, and Caleb Konley will go up against Lince Dorado.

CWF Mid Atlantic's New Year's Knockout will be held at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville, NC at 7:30 PM local time. Among those appearing on the show will be Cedric Alexander, Arik Royal, the Mecha Mercenary, and Trevor Lee.

Anarchy Wrestling comes to you live from the Anarchy Arena in Cornelia, GA at 8 PM local time. The lineup includes Mikael Judas, the Washington Bullets, Mike Posey, and Iceberg.

Deep Southern Championship Wrestling will hit up the DSCW Arena in Blue Ridge, GA, doors opening at 7 PM local. Among those scheduled to appear on the show are Kyle Matthews, Cyrus the Destroyer, and Torque.

NWA Smoky Mountain will follow up their huge co-show with Beyond Wrestling last weekend with a date at the National Guard Armory in Rogersville, TN. How will Chase Owens react after losing the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship to Ricky Morton?

Monster Factory in Paulsboro, NJ will host a show tomorrow night as well, doors opening at 6:30 PM. Colt Cabana, the Blue Meanie, and Cliff Compton are those scheduled to appear.


EVOLVE 27, the finale of the weekend also on WWN Live, will come to you live from the Edge Concert Hall in Jacksonville, FL at 8 PM. Johnny Gargano will defend the Open the Freedom Gate Championship against whoever wins the fray match at EVOLVE 25. Rich Swann battles Jon Davis in a grudge match, while AR Fox and Ricochet take on Anthony Nese and a mystery partner. The Young Bucks and Bravado Bros. will split up and take each other on in singles matches. Matt Jackson gets Harlem Bravado, while Nick faces off against Lancelot. Uhaa Nation takes on Lince Dorado. Closing out the action will be a six-way freestyle match, competitors being Trent?, Jay Rios, Caleb Konley, Jonny Vandal, Eddie Cruz, and Maxwell Chicago.

The Oceanview Pavillion in Port Hueneme, CA will play host to the next round of television tapings for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Scorpio Sky will defend the Hollywood Heritage Championship against Ryan Taylor, while Matt Striker, Nick Madrid, Willie Mack, the RockNES Monsters, PPRay, Joey Ryan, and Adam Pearce are all slated for appearance.

Alpha-1 Wrestling's Chaos Cup takes place at Club 77 in Hamilton, ON, with doors opening at 3:30 PM local time. Ethan Page will battle Cheech Hernandez for the former's Alpha Male Championship, while the titular tournament will play out during the card, culminating in a five-way final match. Scheduled to appear are Louis Lyndon, Leah von Dutch, Scotty O'Shea, and Tadarius Thomas.

Wrestling is happening nearly everywhere this weekend. Even if you don't see a show in your area above, check back to Pro Wrestling Events and see where you can see a show live. Remember, wrestling is an art, and art can only grow and flourish with support. You might even find the favorite promotion or wrestler that you didn't even know you had yet.