Results from Fire Pro Wrestling 130, Sat Jan 21, 2017

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Fire Pro Wrestling held FPW 130 at Impact Christian Church in Merrillville, IN at 6:30pm on Saturday, January 21 2017.

  • In the first match, Nicco Antonelli, fresh off his day job poling the gondolas down the canals in Venice, Italy, taps out to Kevin Graves.
  • Next up, The Roach and Logan Williams try to get the FPW Tag Team titles away from Team Black, Mustafa and Drex O’Dell.  No such luck, as Mustafa puts Williams away with a sidewalk slam.
  • After talking to the audience a while, The Product Christopher Kent turns his attention to, and defeats, Roland Young.
  • Stone Hands Slater Wallace wins over Greg Glover in a match for the FPW Intercontinental Championship, when Glover exits the ring and refuses to get back before the end of the 10 count.  While Wallace wins, Glover retains the title.  Kenny Courageous, acting commissioner of FPW for the evening, has had enough of Glover’s nonsense and sets up a rematch at next month’s show, Revelations.
  • In possibly the greatest clash of entrance music ever, Adam Bueller (entering to death metal) takes on Flash Harris (entering to groovy funk).  After making sure to stoke the fires of election heat, Bueller wins – but not totally on his own merits; Christopher Kent came out and distracted Harris, letting Bueller get the upper hand.
  • After the match,  Kent lays into Harris with a kendo stick.  Someone in the audience who may have been Harris’s mom was ready to take a steel chair to Kent!  You go, Mom!  Anyway, this leads to Kenny Courageous setting up of a No DQ match between these two at Revelations.
  • Dashing Dick Davis loses to Austin Fury after Kevin Graves runs in while the ref was down and delivers a kick to Davis’s face. Usually it’s the heels ganging up on the faces, but let’s go with it.  After the match, Davis and Graves rehash their long history together as tag team partners and friends, leading to a No Holds Barred match between the two at Revelations.
  • (Also at Revelations, because of their individual victories, it will be Adam Bueller vs. Austin Fury for the new Impact Championship.  I’m really sad I won’t be there because I’ll be at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago to see the godly Pain of Salvation; I feel like I need to see every Adam Bueller match for the foreseeable future because I want to be there when his trusty shorts finally give up and fall to pieces … Every time I see him, they are a bit more ripped and torn, and I think they are held together by bubble gum at this point!)
  • In the main event, Johnny Motley and Jeremy Hadley go down to Flawless Dave Allen and Mike Horning when Allen gets Hadley to tap out to an ankle lock type of thing.  This was an all over tag match, in and out of the ring, with lots of action and bumping.  The hardest worker may have been the ref, who was constantly in motion and yelling for people to break holds, get back in the corners, get off the hair, quit cheating!, and so on.  Good work, ref!

So anyway, check out Fire Pro Wrestling Revelations on Saturday February 18, 2017!

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If you’re so inclined, check out the Northwest Indiana Wrestling Action Program (NWIWrap) broadcast the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9:30pm, as part of the program Mostly Metal, which runs Sundays from 8-10pm, on WVLP 103.1FM in Valparaiso, IN.  If you’re not in Valpo, catch it streaming on http://www.wvlp.org and the Tune In Radio app.  Rebroadcasts happen Wednesdays 10pm – midnight, and NWIWrap is archived on YouTube, just search for NWIWrap.  You can find @NWIWrap on Twitter.  And you can subscribe to the nwiwrap@gmail.com Google calendar, where I try to keep up to date calendar postings of shows in and around the NWI region.  Because WRESTLING! 

Results from ARW PRO A Cold Day In … Saturday, Jan 14, 2017

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ARW PRO held A Cold Day in … at the American Legion in Lake Station, IN on Saturday January 14, 2017, at 7:30pm.

  • Before the first match, Joey Boom Boom (guest ring announcer in a spiffy suit!) says that due to some questionable financial management involving taxes and Mr. White, someone has snuck in and purchased ARW PRO.  It’s King Bishop!  KB says he’s trying a new attitude on things, and retains Joey Boom Boom as the ARW PRO commissioner.
  • Dashing Dick Davis defeats Johnny Swashbuckle in the opening bout.
  • King Bishop is out with Superbad Santana Starks, who was supposed to face Dante DVS, after their tag team Los Supervillianos had a falling out.  But King Bishop says Dante has been forced to cancel, with implications it has something to do with iron bars and 3 square meals a day. In his place, out comes Charlie Jr, who offers Rancid Joey Rak as a sacrifice, or rather, opponent for Santana Starks.  Starks handles Rak with some devastating moves.  Charlie Jr is not impressed with Rak’s contributions to The Family and berates him all the way back through the curtain.  Will Joey Rak stop putting up with Charlie’s abuse someday?  Who knows!
  • Kevin Graves gets Angel Armani to tap out to an ankle lock.  Kevin Graves is good at getting the crowd pumped up, and Angel Armani is good at getting the crowd riled up with his mouth – good stuff!
  • B.O.W. Brutus Owen Wesker and Punisher 747 get a win over The Family (Ivan Manson and Mike Anthony) after a match chock full of outside interference, ref distraction, and Family antics – ultimately ending with Anthony drawing the DQ for hitting the ref.  I really would have liked to get a total poundage count of all the people in and around the ring for this match!  Lots of large and intimidating people there.
  • Mad Max Holiday faces Colin Cambridge for the Indiana State Championship.  Holiday wins by DQ after a low blow from Cambridge, so he does not get the title … but new owner King Bishop comes out and awards the ARW Golden Ticket to Holiday for being the winner of the match; Holiday can now challenge for any title.
  • The Picture Show retains the ARW Tag Team Titles over the new team of The Storm Brothers, Kevin Storm and Theo Storm.  Theo displays a new attitude and does not wish to cater to the fans.
  • Mr. 3% Jon Hudson retains the ARW Championship over Marcello Spade after a superb match that saw action in and out of the ring, many high impact moves, and even a Styles Clash delivered by Hudson to Spade.  I imagine that in December, this could be on someone’s list of “Top ARW PRO matches of the year”.  After the match, Jon Hudson gives praise to Spade as being a future superstar, and he also gives a touching tribute to his friend Wesley Fultz who recently passed away from cancer.

Closing:  hey, check out the program “The Morning After” (Facebook Cast? Podcast?) done by Mad Max Holiday and Rion Skillz (any relation to Dru?),

https://www.facebook.com/holidayspecial/videos/10210635080147213/

The next ARW PRO show will be Saturday February 11, 2017 at Morton High School in Hammond, IN, and it’s a fundraiser for the high school band department.  Doors open at 6:30pm, be there!

If you’re so inclined, check out the Northwest Indiana Wrestling Action Program (NWIWrap) broadcast the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9:30pm, as part of the program Mostly Metal, which runs Sundays from 8-10pm, on WVLP 103.1FM in Valparaiso, IN.  If you’re not in Valpo, catch it streaming on http://www.wvlp.org and the Tune In Radio app.  Rebroadcasts happen Wednesdays 10pm – midnight, and NWIWrap is archived on YouTube, just search for NWIWrap.  You can find @NWIWrap on Twitter.  And you can subscribe to the nwiwrap@gmail.com Google calendar, where I try to keep up to date calendar postings of shows in and around the NWI region.  Because WRESTLING!