Year End Wrestling Recap, 2018

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I probably attended more than three dozen wrestling shows during 2018. It would be hard to go back and get an exact count; I maintained a page of most of the wrestling shows I knew about in the Northwest Indiana region during 2018, but I certainly didn’t attend all of them … and to look back to early 2018 and try to remember which ones I actually saw would be too much for my 52 year old brain. I collect recaps of most shows I attend, either by simply talking about them on the radio or actually bringing equipment and recording delayed radio coverage of the event. For some shows, I write up a recap and post them here on this web page, and below are links to some of those write-ups, too. I plan on continuing this into 2019 and have some pages already prepared – such as this (currently small) list of shows coming up in 2019.

If you want to relive some excitement from 2018, you can find a list of NWIWRAP Episodes (which contain recaps or delayed audio coverage) of many events in the top level NWIWRAP menu item to the left; also, there is a more compressed list at the bottom of this post. Or, you can go look at written recaps through the blog post archives in the left menu here; also, there is an itemized list at the bottom of this post.

So that we can all keep track of what’s going on, here is a list of many regional promotions, their current titleholders that I can remember or could find out about, and their first announced show in 2019. I don’t remember exactly who calls their main title a “World” title or a “Heavyweight” title or a “World Heavyweight Supreme Commander of the Universe” title, so for these purposes, they are all called the Heavyweight Title:

ARWPRO:
Heavyweight: Ivan Manson
Tag Team: The Mexecutioners
Indiana State Championship: X-caliber
Women’s: Moxie Mollie

First show of 2019: January 12, 2019, 7:00pm Central, at American Legion Post 100 in Lake Station, Indiana.

ACW (ACME Championship Wrestling)
Heavyweight: Dave Allen
Intercontinental: Jared Kripke (get well soon!)
Tough Man: Billy the Kid

First show of 2019: Friday February 8, 2019, 7:00pm Central, at DeMotte Boxing Club, DeMotte, IN.

Backbreaker Wrestling:
Heavywight: Trog the Caveman
Tag Team: Top Gunns

First show of 2019: “Hammerlocked”, Saturday February 9, 2019, 6:30pm Central, at St Mary Hildebrandt Hall, Griffith, IN.

Black Label Pro:
Heavyweight: All Ego Ethan Page
Indiana Championship: Kobe Durst

First show of 2019: “BLP Unplugged”, Saturday February 2, 2019, 4:00pm Central, at Rds Gym, Crown Point, IN.

NGW (New Generation Wrestling Indiana):
Heavyweight: Justin Myers
Tag Team: Pinnacle FC
Hoosier State: Brentley Alexander Dawson

First show of 2019: Saturday January 26, 2019, 6:30pm Eastern, at Morgan County Fairgrounds, Crawfordsville, IN.

PWK (Pro Wrestling King):
Prime Heavyweight: Jake Omen
Prime North American: Mitchell Taylor
Prime Tag Team: Rat Pack (Diesl Tracz, Steven Drochner)
Prime Ladies: Moxie Mollie
Heritage: Jayden Quick
Legends Live Women’s: Sadie Vandercamp
Legion Ladies: Shawna Reed

First announced show of 2019 (but may not end up being the first on the calendar): “Wrestling Legends Live”, Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:00pm Eastern, at Century Center, South Bend, IN.

RCW (Revolution Championship Wrestling)
Heavyweight: Russ Jones
United States: Douglas Stout
Tag Team: Brutus Dylan and Kevin Storm
Women’s: Melanie Cruise

First show of 2019 : “Call To War”, Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:00pm Eastern, at Battell Center, Mishawaka, IN.

Recapping 2018: Recaps or delayed audio coverage of several events in 2018 broadcast on WVLP 103.1FM in Valpo:

Recapping 2018: Written recaps of several events in 2018 posted here on metalprofessor.com:

And as always, if you want to try to keep track of regional shows with me, you can pull in the NWIWRAP Google calendar into your own; I try to keep it updated with the events I know about; just go into your own Google calendar and the search for / import the calendar associated with nwiwrap.wvlp@gmail.com.

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