Friday, December 8, 2017

Pick Three: HOSS HOSS HOSS, Being the Elite, Beyond's Cold Brew

Keith Lee gonna toss Joey Janela around like a ragdoll Sunday
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
It's the weekend, baby! You know what that means, time to drink precisely one beer and dial 911 wrestling is happening, and it's happening all around this great world. I'm going to highlight three shows which I think will be of most interest. Of course, I'm only one person. You can check out which shows are coming up possibly in your area via Cagematch. Anyway, go to, if you can, these great shows that may be happening in your area, on television/YouTube/streaming, or for later consumption via VOD, DVD, or whatever other means one uses to consume wrestling at a later date:

Hardcore Hustle Organization HOSS Tournament Tonight (Friday, 12/8), Old Time Wrestling Arena, Williamstown, NJ, 8 PM local time - Are you tired of flippy shit and smol beans clogging up your rings? Do you have a craving for some beef? Do you wanna see big dudes, fat guys, muscle heads, and strong-ass ladies throw down in feats of strength and fury? Hardcore Hustle Organization has the thing for you tonight in South Jersey with the HOSS Tournament. Sixteen of the burliest, most jacked, HOSSIEST wrestlers on the East Coast will gather to throw down in a one-night tourney. The first round will consist of four four-way matches, with the winners moving onto the final main event. The talent list is staggering. DJ Hyde, Maria Manic, Brute Van Slyke, Bull James, Ace Romero, Rex Lawless, Joe Gacy, Monsta Mack, Kyle the Beast, Bill Carr, Greg Excellent, TJ Marconi, Nate Carter, Stockade, and Dave McCall have all been announced. One slot is left for a mystery entrant. Who will it be? You gotta head to the Old Time Wrestling Arena to find out. If you can't make tonight, check the BIG BOYS (and GIRLS) GETTIN' DOWN later on on the company's Smart Mark Video page (which means it'll also be on Powerbomb TV as well).

Over the Top Wrestling Being the Elite Tomorrow (Saturday, 12/9), National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, 6 PM local time - The Bullet Club invades Ireland as OTT heads to the National Stadium in Dublin for the last blowout of the year. This card is pretty loaded, not just with The Elite, but some other huge name stars. The Bullet Club emissaries are spread across two matches. The Young Bucks and Marty Scurll will team up to take on Dalton Castle and THE BOYS in what should be a rowdy and raucous trios match. Meanwhile, Cody Rhodes takes his talents to fend off two other opponents in a triple threat match, as he'll battle both Flip Gordon and Rey Feníx. OTT's presumed ace, Martina the Session Moth, will defend her Women's Championship against Scottish women's wrestling stalwart Kay Lee Ray. Jordan Devlin challenges for the OTT Championship held by Mark Haskins, and British Strong Style will be in action. If you can't make it to this huge show, check back to OTT's Pivotshare page to watch it soon after.

Beyond Wrestling Cold Brew Sunday 12/10, Melrose Memorial Hall, Melrose, MA, 2 PM Sunday local time - Beyond Wrestling continues its year-end tour de force with a huge show in Melrose on Sunday. While it's the first half of a doubleheader with EVOLVE 97, this card ain't a mere appetizer. In the grand tradition of Beyond, this show is all killer, no filler, starting with the main event, David Starr vs. WALTER. Starr is the bridge between Beyond and Europe, so him taking the fight to the Austrian monster is a perfect cap for an American audience looking to get the best look it can at WALTER. As if that wasn't enough, Joey Janela will take his death wish style of wrestling against a man who will be more than happy to grant it, Keith Lee. Lee has enough beef to stock a McDonald's for six months, and he'll use it to smush Janela into a billion pieces. However, he'll have to catch the wily gonzo entrepreneur of East Coast wrestling first. Speaking of people with no regard for their bodies, Darby Allin will recklessly careen into Melrose to take on the mini-hoss himself, John Silver, while Matt Riddle will take on Danny Burch's alter ego, Martin Stone, in what should be a hard-hitting, technically-amazing contest. Those matches aren't all either, as Zenshi (formerly Shynron), AR Fox, Ace Romero, Rex Lawless, Wheeler Yuta, MJF, Jonathan Gresham, Rory Gulak, Jay Freddie, EYFBO, Jaka, and Chris Dickinson will all be there as well. You gotta head to Melrose if you can, but if you can't, then check it out after the fact on Powerbomb TV. You won't regret it.

  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling Fight Forever Tour (Friday, Munich, Germany)
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling Uprising (Friday, London, England)
  • Santino Bros. Wrestling The Fight Before Christmas (Friday, Bell Gardens, CA)
  • Chaotic Wrestling (Friday, Lowell, MA)
  • International Wrestling Cartel Winner Takes All 2017 (Saturday, Elizabeth, PA)
  • WXW Fight Forever Tour (Saturday, Fulda, Germany)
  • Combat Zone Wrestling Cage of Death 19 (Saturday, Sewell, NJ)
  • Excellence Wrestling 6:00 (Saturday, Sellersville, PA)
  • EVOLVE 96 (Saturday, Corona, NY)
  • PROGRESS Wrestling Whatever People Say We Are, That Is What We're Not (Sunday, Sheffield, England)
  • OTT Aftershock (Sunday, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Insane Championship Wrestling Television Taping (Sunday, Glasgow, Scotland)
  • EVOLVE 97 (Sunday, Melrose, MA)