Rave News, Banderas at IWA Anniversary, Dragon Gate US, Etc

Bill Behrens

Tuesday’s edition of Shot in the Dark, hosted by Jimmy Rave and Sal Rinauro, features discussion on wrestling from within the business. This week’s featured guest is Colt Cabana (ROH, FIP, WWE, International Star)!!!!! Formly Scotty Goldman in WWE, Colt Cabana has traveled all over the world.  One of Ring of Honor’s most popular wrestlers and always entertaining, this will surely be a show to remember.   The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network. Click here http://www.georgiawrestlinghistory.com/gwhrn/sitd/home.html to listen live at showtime. Feel free to call (347) 324-5735 to join in the conversation.





Pro Wrestling Ohio has added two new videos to YouTube, and this week they are extra-special features. Two brand new PWO video packages brought to you online fans exclusively, days before their official debut date on the July 26 episode of PWO TV on Sports Time Ohio. These videos set the stage perfectly for two of the biggest matches set for PWO Wrestlelution 2: A Coming of Age, to take place Sunday afternoon, August 9 at the Nautica Pavilion in downtown Cleveland, Ohio with a 3 pm belltime.

Without further delay, Pro Wrestling Ohio proudly presents these two brand new video packages:

PWO Wrestlelution 2 Dumpster Match Video History – Rags To Riches

When Jason Bane defeated Aaron Maguire’s charge Cronus last year, Aaron Maguire lost all his worldly possessions after investing every penny he owned into gambling on a Cronus victory. A now-homeless Maguire was befriended by the loveable Hobo Joe who helped Aaron adjust to his newfound lifestyle. But when the dangerous Gambino Family appeared to collect the rest of the money Maguire owed them, Aaron’s true self re-emerged, and when Maguire saw an opportunity to get back on top… he proved that friendship and loyalty are no match for the all-mightly dollar. Aaron Maguire took on two new clients, and began a "hit list" to get back at everyone he feels has wronged him over the past year. This video traces Aaron Maguire’s journey from the penthouse to the poorhouse and back again.

Aaron Maguire leads in Mickey & Marshall Gambino to battle Jason Bane & Hobo Joe in a Dumpster Match at PWO Wrestlelution 2: A Coming of Age! Anything goes and the only way to win is to place your opponents in a Dumpster and shut the lid!

PWO Wrestlelution 2 Video History: Gargano vs. Prohibition – A Coming of Age

Johnny Gargano and Josh Prohibition have a personal and professional relationship dating back nearly four years. Prohibition took Gargano under his wing and helped mold him in his own image, and together the dominated Pro Wrestling Ohio for nearly two years.

However, this relationship soon was soon damaged beyond repair by jealousy, selfishness, and ego. This video package retraces the four year history of Prohibition and Gargano, and how they went from inseparable friends to bitter rivals.

Josh Prohibition defends the PWO Heavyweight Championship against Johnny Gargano in a No-Disqualification Match in the main event of PWO Wrestlelution 2: A Coming of Age, Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2009 at 3 pm from the Nautica Pavilion in downtown Cleveland Ohio.

Pro Wrestling Ohio is a regional independent professional wrestling organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since opening its doors in October 2007, PWO has been televised via the Sports Time Ohio network, official television home of the Cleveland Indians, available in over 4 million homes via basic cable and available nationwide via select sports packages on both DirecTV and Dish Network. PWO utilizes the most exciting and talented professional wrestlers in the region today, with names such as “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, Josh Prohibition, Jason Bane, Johnny Gargano, and Mike Tolar. PWO also works closely with various causes, having helped raise funds & awareness for such groups as the Cops & Kids program, and the local National Guard and Family Readiness Group. Pro Wrestling Ohio holds live events on a routine basis in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. For more information on PWO, please visit www.pwowrestling.com or e-mail prowrestlingohio@yahoo.com



IWA Puerto Rico 10th anniversary results Bayamon P.R. 7/18 by rocker2

In front of some 4,000 people at Pepin Cestero in Bayamon:

With “Moody” Hector Melendez and Axel Cruz in the house (IWA former long time announcing team.

– In a former IWA wrestlers Battle Royal, The Mummy was victorious!

– Wrestler/referee Pelayito defeated Anarchy

– The Crow won the Xtreme Combat match (X-division)with the action from this match being at a LUNACY level !!

-TNA KNOCKOUTS “The Beautiful People” defeated Paparazzi and Stephano with interference by Ramone and Barbie Boy (IWA resident Gay babyfaces). Stephano got major heat by grabbing The Beautiful People inappropriately.

India won the title of Miss IWA.

The World Championship match with Savio Vega challenging Joe Bravo for the title, ended when Bacano and Casanova interfered and split the back of Savios head open with the Dominican flag.

Sheepherder Luke Williams (IWA deputy of discipline) stepped in, threw out the match, and held up the World championship.  Luke was then beaten unmerciful by the Dominicans until Hurricane Castillo and El Niche came down to save him!

– The Arabs were crowned world champions in a 4 way tag match over Golden Boy and Chris Joel with help from Raymond Sales. Prior to that, Bryan / Chicano and Noel / Richard were counted out outside the ring.

10 Man tag

Los Boriquas:Savio Vega, Miguel Perez, Huracan Castillo, Lynx and El Niche vs. The Dominican Revolution: Joe Bravo, El Bacano, Eli Rodriguez, Dean Rose, and Balbuena with Puma Jr. in their corner.

Los Boriquas won the match when the Dominicans tried to use the flag for the win and this time it backfired on them

“El Mesias” Ricky Banderas defeated Dennis Rivera with a Frog Splash in, from what I heard, A TERRIFIC MATCH!! This is Ricky’s hometown and his presence was mostly responsible for the IWA increased attendance!

After the main event, Dennis’s partner Noel Rodriquez came down to the ring and turned on him!!!   The commissioner Edwin Vasquez came down and was able to stop the attack but, not for long! As he then turned on Dennis as well!

Savio Vega (Dennis older brother) then came down to the ring and tried to make the save but, was “thwarted”!

As the Dominicans and Malice were beating on the brothers, Ricky came to the ring with his special “El Miesas” chair (P.R. fans see this as lancelots sword) AND CLEANED HOUSE!!!

When the “smoke had cleared” and the only ones left in the ring were Ricky, Savio, and Dennis, Ricky forced the brothers to put the past behind them and to join forces and act like BROTHERS because the company and the fans needed them together!!!

Ricky then gave the brothers his word, that he would return to the wrestling company he started with when they absolutely needed him and the time was right!!!

I understand the place came unglued!!

Note:   Mikal Judas, former IWA Champion, was approached to appear at this show by Miguel Perez, but Perez failed to follow-up and confirm him for the date.  Judas is owed several thousand dollars by IWA.



Dragon Gate USA debuts on Saturday, July 25th with an 8:00pm belltime at The (ECW) Arena (New Alhambra), located at Swanson and Ritner Streets, Philadelphia, PA.

Tickets available in the DGUSA store section or by calling 267-519-9744. See below for ticket packages.

Matches announced:

ï‚·  Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino

ï‚·  Open The Brave Gate Champion and 1/3 of Open The Triangle Gate Champions CIMA Cima & Susumu Yokosuka [Warriors-5] vs. The Young Bucks of Nick and Matt Jackson

ï‚·  CHIKARA 8 Man Tag Team Match
Fire Ant & Soldier Ant [The Colony] & Hallowicked & Mike Quakenbush (CHIKARA Tecnicos) vs. Gran Akuma & Icarus [F.I.S.T.] & Amasis [The Osirian Portal] & Hallowicked (CHIKARA Rudos)

ï‚·  The Fray – Featuring: Cheech and Cloudy, Johnny Gargano and more!

ï‚·  Open The Dream Gate Champion Naruki Doi vs. Shingo Takagi

ï‚·  BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO

ï‚·  Special Attraction Match
2 Cold Scorpio vs. Ken Doane

Plus: "Live Event Hostess" Dawn Marie and others!!!

All competitors will be announced in the upcoming weeks

More talent will be added to this event!!!

1st Row Golden Ringside – SOLD OUT
2nd Row Golden Ringside – SOLD OUT
3rd Row Golden Ringside – SOLD OUT
4th Row Reserved – SOLD OUT
5th row reserved – $30
General Admission – $20 (Collectible ticket/First come, first serve seating)


Directions from I-95 north (New York/New England/Central New Jersey)
– Take 95 South to Exit 19 (Front Street exit)
– Make left at light (Front Street)
– Go to next light (Oregon Avenue) make right
– Go under 95 underpass and make first left (Swanson Street)
– Follow Swanson St. 3 blocks to Ritner St.
– Make left at Ritner & New Alhambra is on the corner

Directions from I-95 south (Delaware/Maryland)
– Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Washington Avenue)
– Make right at light (Columbus Boulevard) (Staples is on the right side)
– Stay on Columbus to fourthh light which is Snyder Avenue and make right (Bank of America is on corner)
– Go to second stop sign (Swanson Street) and make left (Boston Market on corner)
– Take Swanson Street south 3 blocks to Ritner Street
– New Alhambra is on the corner of Ritner and Swanson

Directions via I-76 east (Schuykill Expressway)
– Take last exit (before Walt Whitman Bridge) exit to Packer Avenue
– At light make left (Holiday Inn across the street)
– Take Packer Avenue to end and at light (Front Street) make left
– Go to second light (Oregon Avenue) and make right
– Go under I-95 underpass and make first left (Swanson Street)
– Follow Swanson Street 3 blocks to Ritner Street
– Make left at Ritner Street
– New Alhambra is on the corner



CHIKARA: 6 matches confirmed for Fan Appreciation Night in Reading, PA

In just a few weeks, the CHIKARA gang makes its last 2009 stop in Berks County, and we’re bringing a loaded card of super fun matches…including at least one top-secret singles bout that is sure to please longtime followers of ours! Plus, at this event, we’re releasing the new Hallowicked replica mask, as well as a brand new "Cheech & Cloudy" t-shirt that is sure to be the hit of the summer!

Already confirmed for that night in Reading:

~Trios Tussle!~
The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant & Green Ant)
The Order of the Neo Solar Temple (UltraMantis Black & Delirious & Crossbones)

~First Time Ever!~
Amasis vs. Lince Dorado

~America vs. Switzerland!~
Tim Donst vs. Claudio Castagnoli

~Tag Team Warfare!~
Cheech Hernandez & "Cloudy" Day vs. Brodie Lee & Grizzly Redwood

~Six Man Tag Match!~
Hallowicked & Frightmare & Hydra vs. Vin Gerard & STIGMA & Colin Delaney

~Ladies Action!~
Daizee Haze vs. Rayna VonTash

To really make the occasion special, we’re giving away a free gift to every paying customer that attends our July 31 card in Reading. Just a sampling of what we’re giving away:

-Official t-shirts
-Replica masks
-Trading cards
-CHIKARA Bumper stickers
-and one lucky fan will win a brand new copy of the CHIKARA Yearbook: 2009 Edition, signed by the CHIKARA roster!

All through July, you can get CHIKARA’s fourth ever "Pod-Per-View," an original program with never-before-seen content available for download right on your computer or portable thingy/whatever! Included are matches pitting F.I.S.T. against Cheech Hernandez & KC "Cloudy" Day, as well as The Osirian Portal in non-title action against The Colony. We also dug up some clips from a recent 6-man tag match where Mike Quackenbush squared off against Mexican mat master Negro Navarro, in an exchange of holds that pits the two submission artists against one another. CHIKARA’s own Bryce Remsburg hosts the (approx.) 40-minute program, and sheds some light on CHIKARA’s first out-of-state ventures for 2009, in addition to tons of great action you won’t find anywhere else!
You can purchase PPV4: The Quest for Peace at: www.chikarapodcast.com right now!

Tickets for our upcoming events are available here! The wait for "Aniversario Yin" (from Easton) and "Aniversario Yang" (from Philadelphia) is over – the official DVD’s are now available at Smart Mark Video! Complete with new, original covers, plus backstage interviews, these are great collectors items for CHIKARA fans new and old! Support CHIKARA by getting your official DVD’s through our exclusive distributor, Smart Mark Video.com!

CHIKARA Presents: Dragon Gate USA
7.25.2009 – Saturday Evening
Live @ The ECW Arena!
7 W. Ritner St.
in scenic South Philly, PA!
The action starts @ 8:00 pm!

"Never Kneel at the Altar of Conformity"
7.31.2009 – Friday Evening
Live @ The Riverside Beneficial Assoc.!
1742 Pear St.
in clean Reading, PA!
The fun starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VII – Night 1
8.14.2009 – Friday Evening
Live @ The Charles Chrin Comm. Center!
4100 Green Pond Rd.
in spacious Easton, PA!
The fun starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VII – Night 2
8.15.2009 – Saturday Evening
Live @ The Charles Chrin Comm. Center!
4100 Green Pond Rd.
in spacious Easton, PA!
The fun starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VII – Night 3
8.16.2009 – Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The ECW Arena!
7 W. Ritner St.
in scenic South Philly, PA!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!

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