Friday, February 14, 2014

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Will Kevin Steen be smiling after meeting Gulak?
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Today is Valentine's Day. You may love different people, but everyone who reads this sure loves wrestling, so what better way to celebrate that love than to go to a show? Plenty of companies are running shows, and you can find a complete list at Pro Wrestling Events. For the big shows, see below.


Pro Wrestling Xperience will be rocking Internet pay-per-view Saturday with Rise of a Champion IX. If you wanna see the show live, head to the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, NC at 8 PM local time. Highspots will be offering the iPPV feed starting at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time. Caleb Konley will be putting his PWX Championship on the line against Cedric Alexander in the main event. In a tag team grudge match, the team of Dojo Bros. Present: Eddie and the Edwards (consisting of Roderick Strong and Trent?) will battle Country Jacked (Adam Page and Corey Hollis). D'arcy Dixon and Mia Yim will compete in a women's showcase match. Also appearing on the show will be "The Manscout" Jake Manning.

CWF Mid-Atlantic will present the End of an Era with a show at the CWF Sportatorium in Gibsonville, NC at 7:30 PM local time. The main event will pit current Mid-Atlantic Champion Arik Royal against former Champion Corey Edsel. Edsel currently holds the record for longest reign with the title, but if Royal beats him, his own reign will surpass Edsel's. Also on the show, Trevor Lee will battle Ric Converse. Also appearing on the show will be the Mecha Mercenary.

Deep Southern Championship Wrestling's Valentine's Vengeance III will be live from the DSCW Arena in Blue Ridge, GA, doors opening at 7 PM. Among the talent scheduled to appear is Cyrus the Destroyer.

Empire Pro Wrestling heads back to 22 Austin Avenue in Rossville, GA with the doors opening at 7 PM local time. Among the wrestlers booked at this show are the Hamill Bros. and Ace Rockwell.

Platinum Championship Wrestling will roost at the Main Event in Porterdale, GA for a 6 PM bell time. The main event will be Stephen Platinum's retirement match against Shane Marx. Also appearing will be Chip Day and the Washington Bullets.


Beyond Wrestling will present the first of two huge shows for Sunday with Feeding Frenzy at Fete Music. Head over to the venue in Providence, RI for a 3:30 PM local bell time. Come hungry and thirsty, because Championship Melt will be providing grilled cheese sandwiches, while Revival Brewing Company will have FREE beer samples for people 21 years and older. The main event will pit Kevin Steen against Drew Gulak in a first time ever meeting. Gulak replaces the injured Biff Busick. Gulak's original opponent, Kimber Lee, has an open contract ready to be fulfilled. In a grudge tag match, Michael Elgin and Tommaso Ciampa will wage war against Jaka and Chris Dickinson. The CZW World Tag Team Championships will be defended by the Beaver Boys of Alex Reynolds and John Silver against the team of Tremendous Investigations, Dan Barry and Bill Carr.

In the other big title match, AR Fox puts his Chilean Lucha Libre Championship on the line against Shynron in a rematch from the opener of the Tournament for Tomorrow studio tapings. In what ought to be a highly inappropriate contest, SeXXXy Eddy will invade Beyond to take on its resident pervert, Johnny Cockstrong. The Hooligans will rumble up to New England to take on the team of the Juicy Product, David Starr and JT Dunn. Anthony Stone will battle Myke Quest to determine the stipulation for Stone's match against Nicholas Kaye at the next event. Finally, a whole mess of tag teams will engage in a Feeding Frenzy match, including EYFBO, the Devastation Corporation, and Le Tabarnak de Team.

The second big show this weekend happens at the Marchesa Theater in Austin, TX, as Inspire Pro Wrestling will promote Light the Fuse. Doors open at 5:30 PM local time, and the main event will be a huge match pitting former friends against each other for the Inspire Pro Championship. The Champ, Mike Dell, will battle his former friend and miraculous comeback story Franco D'Angelo, who went from not being able to walk to winning a shot at the title in his first match back at the last show. D'Angelo's co-conspirator, Matthew Palmer, has his own challenge ahead of him as he must try to lift the Heaviest Sumo in the Land, Jojo Bravo. Ray Rowe continues to stake his claim as Inspire's big match ace as he welcomes the challenge of Robert Evans, while ACH makes his final appearance in Texas for nine months as he battles Sammy Guevara.

In a no holds barred, no rope breaks match, the legitimately insane Scot Summers takes on the cocksure Ricky Starks. Paige Turner will look to continue her winning ways within the XX-Division as she battles Miss Diss Lexia. The enigmatic Great Depression will look to shake out of his doldrums and take his frustrations out on the man who formerly was made of Too Much Metal, Gregory James. Ken Carson will be in six man action, and the Pump Patrol will present their first annual battle royale. Among those scheduled to compete will be Cowboy James Claxton, Thomas Shire, and Barbi Hayden.

PWX is back Sunday at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, NC for a round of television tapings. The show starts at 5 PM local time, and it will be headlined by a title vs. title match. The winner of the Konley/Alexander match from the night before will put his PWX Championship against Matt Hardy's WrestleCade Championship.

If you love wrestling, then seeing it live is the best way to experience it. The big companies are good, but the local companies and national indies are the ones where the best new ideas and the up-and-coming wrestlers are doing work. They can't grow unless you support them. Besides, your favorite wrestling company or wrestler may be out there. You just don't know it yet.