411 Indy Update: NECW, Ring Of Honor, NWA East/Wildside
Posted by Josh Nason on 06.23.2002
Hello all...I must say I had an outstanding time at the New England Championship Wrestling show on Friday night in Somerville, MA. The British Invasion was a hit with Jody Fleisch, Jonny Storm and Doug Williams tearing it up, as well as Japan's Sumie Sakai. Part of you wants to say "Why aren't these guys in the WWE?" with the other part hoping that never happens to taint something that is truly special in all four. That also could be said for the whole roster who put on a great effort. I even got to meet the attractive Shellie Lepere who was very nice to finally meet in person. Overall, a great night!
On a side note, I need your help with Ring of Honor. Despite putting my email address in countless amounts of times, I never get results or when shows are coming up. If any readers attend these events, can you get me results? The challenge is issued!
Also, for any indy promoters/workers that have extra tapes kicking around, I would love to watch them. Da Meltz gets stuff all the time, but alas, I sit and wait for gifts. Boo hoo. Seriously, if you want to get some more exposure, I'll give you my address via email to send any tapes to.
On to the report:
New England Championship Wrestling
Somerville, MA - Goodtimes Emporium
Credit: little old me
NECW Tag Title Tourney - Round 1: All Knighters beat Taylor Brothers, Slyk Wagner Brown/April Hunter beat Antonio Thomas/Bob Evans, One Night Stand beat Brian Jury/Kevin Grace, Egomaniacs beat Brothers Springate; Doug Williams beat Justin Powers, Sumie Sakai beat Mercedes Martinez for the Women's belt, NECW Champion Alex Arion beat Maverick Wild, Jody Fleisch pinned Jonny Storm. Next show is on August 9th in Somerville with a Ring of Honor 'preview' match. I heard who is coming and it is big! Maverick Wild is ok after dislocating his finger during the match, as the injury was originally thought to be much worse.
Alex Arion will represent NECW at the August 24th Ring of Honor show in Wakefield, MA.
Ring of Honor
Murphy Recreational Center - Philadelphia, PA
Credit: Dean Burbage via WrestlingObserver.com
ROH Title Tourney, Round 1: American Dragon beat BioHazard, Spanky beat Paul London, Doug Williams beat Jay Briscoe, Jody Fleisch beat Jonny Storm, Low Ki beat Prince Nana, Chris Daniels beat Scoot Andrews, Red beat Xavier, AJ Styles beat Jerry Lynn; Round 2: Williams beat Dragon, Low Ki beat Red, Daniels beat Styles, Spanky beat Fleisch, Other matches: Sumie Sakai beat Simply Luscious (said to be terrible). The next show on 7/27 in Philly will feature Daniels vs. Spanky vs. Williams vs. Low Ki in a 60:00 IronMan for the belt. I've heard mixed reviews on the show thus far.
Sportatorium - McKeesport, PA
Kid Cupid & Bison defeated NWA East Tag Team Champions the Premiere Players in a non-title match, JB Destiny defeated Zubov by DQ, Scott Venom defeated Glenn Spectre, Lance Dayton and Sterling James Keenan in a fatal fourway to
win the #1 seed in the NWA East "X" Championship Tournament, Mad Mike defeated Jimmy Anjel to win the NWA East Three Rivers Title, Brandon K defeatd JB Destiny in a Fan Appreciation Match, Bigg defeated Nikita Allanov to win the NWA East Brass Knuckles Title, NWA East Heavyweight Triple Crown Champion Paul Atlas defeated Brandon K, Dr Feelgood, Kasanova Kato & Kid Country defeated Dirk Ciglar, Crusher Hansen & Sean Stylez. Next show on Friday, June 28th in Connellsville, PA.
Swingers Inc. defeated G Rated, Shadow Jackson defeated Dark Gable, Rick Michaels defeated Andrew Deville by DQ, Beat the Champ Champion Kevin Harden defeated Dirt, Tony Stradlin defeated Azrael, Rainman beat Rick Michaels, Todd Sexton defeated Gabriel, Mike Pittman/Scott Cage/Night Hawk beat Slim J,Cru Jones & Jay Freeze.
NWA Wildside hosts Freedom Fight 2002 this Saturday in Cornelia, GA, with a War Games event headlining. Team A: David Young, AJ Styles, Scottie Wrenn and Tank will face Rick Michaels, Rainman, Iceberg and Adam Jacobs with the sole survivor earning the NWA Wildside title. Jay and Mark Briscoe square off, Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke also are on the card.
Big Time Wrestling tonight at the Northside Community Center in Fort Worth, TX with a 6 p.m. belltime. (Thanks to www.bigtimewrestling.com)
The Millennium Wrestling Federation will hold its
next show on Saturday, June 29 at the MWF Arena in
Lincolnton, N.C. (Thanks to www.mwf-live.com)