0Posted by Jeremy Plauche on June 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm
06/08/2013 from J.D. Meisler Middle School in Metairie, LA
Last night was Wildkat’s “School’s Out” from J.D. Meisler Middle School in Metairie, Louisiana. Personally, I am always excited when Wildkat hosts a show, because I know I won’t be disappointed.
We start the show with Brett Landry and Big Ramp, as always, getting the crowd more pumped than were when they walked in. You can’t have good wrestling without good commentating and ring announcing.
Wildkats General Manager, Al Lyons comes out and starts by announcing tonight’s main event. When we learn that “The Southern Stomper” Luke Hawx will be battling “One Man” Mike Dell, Steve Anthony interrupts. Anthony insists that he is more deserving of a rematch than any other Wildkat Superstar. That brings us to Mike Dell, who comes out to give his two cents. The two men argue in the middle of the ring when Luke Hawx appears making a beeline to the ring. Luke reminds the two men that he is the true Wildkat Heavyweight Champion and he’ll fight both of them to prove it.
Al Lyons tells Anthony he lost his opportunity when he decided to wrestle a different promotion, thus disqualifying him from a title shot. Lyons turns his attention to Mike Dell stating that if he lost tonight, he would be suspended from the next two Wildkat matches. Dell attempts to change Lyons mind but fails miserably.
Below is a recap of “Schools Out” presented by Wildkat Wrestling:
“The Situ-Asian” Bu Ku Dao & Sexy Chino def. Curt “THE STUD” Matthews via pinfall in a handicap match. Sexy Chino made his return to Wildkat wrestling, and as always, was a crowd pleaser. I doubt this closes the feud between Bu Ku Dao and Curt Matthews; I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes us!
Rudy Russo def. Wes Adams via pinfall. This was a crowd pleasing match, one of the favorites among the fans I talked to during the night. I personally am a big fan of both Russo and Adams; it’s never a bad match with these two.
“The Outlaw” Matt Lancie w/ Hardbody Harper vs. Sgt. Carlos Socorro ended in a no contest. The two men took this match and turned it into an outright brawl. Harper joined in on the chaos attempting to hit Socorro with a chair. It took multiple referees, Wildkat Superstars, and security to pull these two men apart. Hands down the most brutal part of the night. It’s safe to say that this feud is far from over!
“Hot Shot” Blake Wilder def. Haniel T w/ Kredit via pinfall to retain his Wildkat Revolution Championship. Fans said this was a classic match with great action.
“Absolute” Ricky Starks def. Jack Jameson via Pinfall. Starks took things too far after the match by attacking Jameson after the bell. Jameson was saved by Purple Haze who cleared Starks from the ring. Could we see something building up between Starks and Haze? Stay tuned!
Cassidy Reilly def. “Addictive & Expensive” Byron Wilcott via submission. Both men are former WWE developmental stars who know how to put on a great match. The future is still bright for these two men; I’m looking forward to see where they go next!
“The Southern Stomper” Luke Hawx def. “One Man” Mike Dell via pinfall to retain the Wildkat World Heavyweight Championship. The stipulations were if Dell loses, he would be suspended for the next two Wildkat matches, and Al Lyons stuck to his word. Before the night came to a close, Al Lyons told Luke that at the next Wildkat show, on August 24th, he will be going one on one with Matt Hardy! The Stomper has had one heated feud with Hardy; will Hawx finally put Hardy in his place? You’ll just have to come in August to find out!
Tonight was a night of introductions, as I brought a group of friends to the Wildkat show. Being wrestling fans and their first time to Wildkat, I thought I’d share their experience with all of you. We have Grant, Brittany, Todd, and Ben. I asked each of them who their favorite wrestlers were and match was from the event, ending with what they thought of Wildkat.
Grant: “My favorite wrestler would have to be Mike Dell, he was a great all around wrestler and he reminded me a lot of HBK.” He continues with, “My favorite match of the night is Haniel T and Blake Wilder. It was very competitive; a classic match with great action.” Concluding with, “I thought Wildkat was put together very well, really good quality. I had a lot of fun and my expectations were blown away”
Brittany: “My favorite was Blake Wilder and my favorite match was also Haneil and Wilder!” Lastly, “I thought Wildkat was very entertaining, absolutely loved the show. I can’t wait to come back!”
Todd: “You already know what my answer is going to be, Matt Lancie!” “I thought Lancie was very aggressive, mean and intimidating!” “He’s very creative when he’s in the ring.” “I have two favorite matches: Lancie/Socorro and Wilcott/Riley.” Todd stated, “The first of my faves was very brutal, action packed, and aggressive.” “The second was filled with great athleticism, very talented!” He ended with, “Wildkat is very entertaining and it keeps you on your toes, I loved the suspense. I can’t wait for August!”
Ben: “My two favorite wrestlers were Luke Hawx and Matt Lancie, both men were a Powerhouse; aggressive with great athleticism!” Ben adds, “My favorite matches were they were involved with, both matches were very action packed with awesome moves. Very entertaining” Ben tells me that he thought Wildkat was entertaining and energetic. He stated, “There was never a dull moment the whole night, there is so much potential with the talent in the future!!”
I’m Jeremy Plauche, thanks for reading. You can follow me on twitter @plauchej and be sure to follow @WrestleChatNet.
Wildkat returns to the Mel Ott Center in Gretna Louisiana on August 24th, 2013. Tickets are on sale NOW! You can follow Wildkat on Twitter @Wildkatsports, Facebook, and Youtube. Be sure to visit their website www.wildkatsports.com
New Wildkat fans with Wrestlechat’s Jeremy Plauche (L-R) Grant, Brittany, and Todd (Ben not pictured)
The first-ever meeting of Japanese legend Jushin Liger and former ECW World champion Sabu will headline the Extreme Rising one year anniversary show in Philadelphia, PA at the National Guard Armory Wrestlemania weekend Thursday 4/4.
While the two have faced off in New Japan, this will be the first time they wrestle Stateside and the first time they have met since the mid-1990s.
Also announced for the Anniversary event:
*Extreme Rising champion Stevie Richards vs. Raven.
*Damien 666 & Bestia 666 vs. Super Crazy & Pescadilla.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on January 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm
Jeff Hardy compared TNA Wrestling to WWE during a Q&A with Mlive.com.
“We’re way different than WWE. We may never be as big as WWE, but the cool thing about TNA is that we are the alternative. So people who get tired and bored with the WWE – I’ve been there, I understand – there’s an alternative and something else to watch. For special wrestlers, there’s somewhere else to go – as long as you’re not brainwashed by that WWE mentality. There’s other worlds out there; it’s okay to switch around.”
When asked about how he is still able to perform acrobatic wrestling movies, Hardy replied:
I really have no answer for that (laughing). I think I’m just lucky more than anything. I was wrestling with my brother (Matt, both of The Hardy Boys WWE tag team) for years, and he had several injuries along the way. I’ve had injuries, but nothing that’s put me under the knife – yet. I’m 35 now and I’m feeling pretty good now. I’m taking extremely good care of myself. I think my daughter has a lot to do with my new-found success and my belief in myself. Overall, I think I’m just lucky, and I hope I continue to be lucky. But I do get a lot more nervous now. But I’m doing good, I’m doing good, and everything is alright.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm
Ring of Honor returns to Baltimore on January 5th for another set of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV tapings and our first live event of 2013! The fallout from “Final Battle 2012” will be felt and in addition to the Top Prospect Tournament matches already announced, we now have more details on the shape of this Maryland event:
-World TV Champion Adam Cole defends vs. BJ Whitmer!
The World TV Title situation heated up behind the scenes after “Final Battle 2012” when first “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett petitioned for a TV Title match based on his victory over Jerry Lynn and then Matt Hardy declared he too wanted a shot since he beat TV Champ Adam Cole that night. However ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness was extremely unhappy with the way that both men won their matches in NYC and refused to grant them a TV title match. Instead Nigel has chosen to reward someone who has shown toughness, heart, and a true dedication to maintaing honor with his fights against S.C.U.M: BJ Whitmer! Nigel is definitely looking to prove a point to both Bennett and Hardy, as well as the rest of the ROH locker room, at what sort of behavior will be tolerated and rewarded in the future…
-“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett w/ Maria & Brutal Bob
Almost in response to Bennett’s petition, he must now face the man who defeated him at “Killer Instinct”, another wrestler who was the victim of a questionable loss: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin! Elgin is looking to get back into the title hunt as well as get his hands on Roderick Strong after the way Roddy beat him in NYC but Bennett needs the win just as badly if he wants to prove he deserves that crack at the TV Title he craves!
-MsChif takes on Athena in Women of Honor action!
-A Four Team Tag Gauntlet will go down!
-“The Self Proclaimed ICON” Matt Hardy will be in singles action!
-And ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness will address the Jay Lethal situation that played out at “Final Battle 2012”
ROH hits the road in Baltimore to kick off the New Year so don’t miss out on the greatest live pro wrestling experience available anywhere! Tickets on sale now!
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm
It was one of the scariest moments of the night at “Final Battle 2012” when BJ Whitmer ascended to the top rope thinking Charlie Haas, laid on a table, was too out of it to stop him. Unfortunately Haas sprung up, surprised Whitmer, and suplexed BJ off the top thru a table headfirst.
It was a truly terrifying moment that left all of us here at Ring of Honor quite concerned for BJ’s health and well-being but thankfully, after a bit of rest and relaxation, there were no serious effects to Whitmer’s head and neck. Whitmer’s career has been defined by moments like those, surviving things that would put a normal man down for the count, and being able to continue fighting.
He did it with a broken ankle for months, he did it during the CZW war when he was abused in every ultraviolent fashion possible, and only BJ himself knows what other physical trauma he has suffered through silently yet continued to battle on. Yet despite these courageous moments in his career, despite the scary situation at “Final Battle 2012”, there is one man who has found a way to take up issue with Whitmer’s survival skills: Matt Hardy.
“Stronger than death?” Hardy said via e-mail to ROH officials, “In New York I heard fans say that BJ Whitmer was the one stronger than death, and that Matt Hardy had nothing on him. I don’t know what all BJ has gone through in his life, I’m sure it’s been traumatic, but none of it compares to everything I have seen and felt in my years traveling the globe as an internationally recognized superstar. I survived drugs, TLC, car wrecks, I have stared death in her face, walked through hell, and come out the other side with a smile on my face. Stronger than Death? That title only belongs to one man and that man is obviously Matt Hardy. So what I am telling ROH officials to do is make BJ Whitmer’s career and let him get into the ring with me in Milwaukee. I heard you’ve traveled the world a little yourself too BJ but one night in the ring with Matt Hardy and more eyes will be on you than ever before. So make the most of it BJ but don’t be mistaken, I will show you and everyone watching that night who really lives up to those three words.”
It’s Matt Hardy vs. BJ Whitmer on Jan. 19th when ROH hits Milwaukee, WI! Which warrior will prove stronger than death? Be there live to find out!!!
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Promoting his appearance this Friday for WOH Wrestling at Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, New York, this Friday, Matt Hardy appeared on Passing The Torch Radio. During the interview, Hardy was asked about the possibility of a Hardy Boys reunion in WWE next year, with him being a free agent and Jeff’s contract with TNA Wrestling expiring in February.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm
The official Twitter page of Extreme Rising has announced the main event for the next show. It’s shocking (or maybe not, depending on who you ask) as Shane Douglas will return the ring despite his vow to never wrestle at another “Extreme Rising” show after the debacle of the first one. The tweet read:
“11/17/12 #ExtremeRising #extremereunion GOLDEN DOME in Monaca, PA -The Franchise Shane Douglas vs Matt Hardy w/Reby Sky”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm
Matt Hardy joined Kayfabe Wrestling Radio Tuesday Night for a nearly 20 minute interview. Here are some highlights.
His experiences working the Nashville Fairgrounds, home of Crossfire’s first national TV Taping: “It’s a great building to work in, just because it’s such a classic wrestling venue. When I was there back in May, I wrestled MVP which could possibly have been our final match and the crowd was amazing. It couldn’t have been in a better atmosphere. The fans were enthusiastic and were really into what they were watching. And a big thing that I’m a fan of when wrestling in Nashville is when the people that come out as spectators, they’re not like people showing their over-education in the North East and trying to be critical and there to kind of entertain themselves; they’re (Nashville fans) are there to be entertained by the wrestling, play along and do what typical fans are supposed to do and that’s cheer for the good guy and boo the bad guy and be enthusiastic and loud and that is what I appreciate. That’s what all in-ring performers appreciate more than you can imagine.”
What he thinks of fans being overly critical of the wrestling product and if there’s a regional aspect to that:“They ruin the experience for themselves, in my opinion. I mean the thing is watching a wrestling match is like watching a really good TV show or watching a really good movie; when it’s all said and done you realize, ‘Hey, I’m watching this to be entertained.” It’s really going be as entertaining as you allow yourself to find it. You understand the parameters that go with professional wrestling; there’s the situation where guys fight one another, they do these larger-than-life moves, they’re almost like living breathing superheroes, they shoot guys into the ropes and guys come back. That’s the parameters professional wrestling is built around. So don’t over think that, just because you have a feeling of what the business is about because it’s so accessible because you can read online or there’s so much information out there to get. The thing is, just sit back and enjoy it like a fan. And even the people who are smarter, they realize this storyline happens because that is what draws you into a wrestling match; it’s not the moves, people can do moves all day long but if there’s not a good story in that match that someone can follow and that is really complex, the fans won’t get emotionally involved like they should.
I mean my thing is, if I’m sitting back and watching True Blood, where it’s a show that had vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and all these other things, when something out of the ordinary happens, we thing ‘Woah, these parameters are a little big with what we are working with here and there’s extraordinary stuff going on,’ so sit back and enjoy what’s going on and be entertained by it. A lot of times, fane feel like they are over educated and become overly critical of the product; they are just hurt themselves and not allowing themselves to be entertained. ”
RAW going to three hours and the problems with that: “In my opinion, and I know a lot of people said this, three hours is just too long. It was a really nod for the RAW 1000 episode. Past that, from what we’ve seen, three hours is just a little too long for them, especially considering how many first run shows they do a week, three hours is a long time to try and keep a viewer’s attention, especially in 2012.”
What he thinks the WWE can do to improve themselves and compete with other TV: “I don’t think it has to be tacky; I think it does need to be edgy in some ways. Once again, it’s just like, last night I watched the show (RAW) and this is one thing, to segway into Crossfire for a second; one thing I hope they do in promoting the TV style is using the qualities that southern wrestling is based on: a new, more edgy engineered product, that when you tell the fans one thing, you don’t go back on your word; you stay consistent with that. Last night, for instance, there was a storyline, who knows what it’ll develop into, where AJ was removed from being the General Manager of Raw because of some sort of controversial dinner date she has with John Cena, and Vickie Guerrero was placed in charge. She’s (Vickie) been been fraternizing with Dolph Ziggler the whole while she was the General Manager and she was also married to Edge. The thing is, wrestling fans aren’t dumb; they remember these things and I think when the fans see something like that, they go ‘Why would they do that? They didn’t do that before; they don’t think I don’t remember that? Do they think I’m stupid?’ I think you just need to keep a consistent thing. I think the days of letting the person that’s the General Manager of RAW be a heel, and cheat and do bad things, or have someone you just considered yourself or tagged to be a crazy chick, like AJ, as the General Manager who Vince put in charge. I don’t think you can do that anymore. I think if you want wrestling to be taken seriously, you have to promote it seriously and stay consistent and there has to be continuity throughout.”
His upcoming match at the Crossfire TV Taping with Paul Burchill and if they had faced off in the past: “Yeah, there was a match or two between he and myself, so I guess it’s a rematch but I don’t think anyone saw it; I think they happened overseas. Paul Burchill is a really talented guy; I don’t think he ever really got the opportunity he should have been given or possibly had the ability to actually earn. That never happened for him, so hopefully in Crossfire, it’s a different opportunity for him, but I hate to tell him, he’s in for an unfortunate twist of fate come November 3rd, cause he pulled the name of Matt Hardy out of the hat. I’m telling you right now, The Matt Hardy train right now, there’s no stopping it; it’s full steam ahead on my own terms.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Credit – ProWrestling.net
We’ve been reporting how Jeff Hardy’s TNA contract expires in February or March of 2013 and the rumors are that he’s interested in returning to WWE or hitting the independent scene with his brother Matt Hardy. A TNA source reports that Hardy is leaving towards re-signing with TNA if they can come to terms.
PWInsider reports that Hardy and TNA are currently negotiating a new deal.
Several independent promoters have came to Matt and Jeff with the idea of reuniting them on the independent wrestling scene. At least one promotion was planning to use the Hardys as a team in February but those plans were recently called off or put on hold. WWE could always make an offer but the feeling is that Hardy is interested in a lighter schedule than what WWE would want him to do.