Bi-Weekly US Indy News Round-Up (16/2/16)

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ROH has put out full cards for not only their 14th Anniversary Show on February 26th, but also their two Honor Rising shows that will take place on February 19th & 20th in Japan. All three events will feature talent from NJPW. The Honor Rising shows will be air live on NJPWWorld while the 14th Anniversary Show will be on PPV.

Honor Rising (February 19th – 4:30am est):

• Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Matt Sydal vs. Dalton Castle & Ryusuke Taguchi
• Delirious vs. Gedo
• Frankie Kazarian vs. KUSHIDA
• Tomoaki Honma, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Moose & Michael Elgin vs. Cody Hall, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale
• Katsuyori Shibata, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly vs. The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega
• The Briscoes vs. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson
• Tetsuya Naito & Jay Lethal vs. YOSHI-HASHI & Kazuchika Okada
• (ROH World Television Championship Match) Roderick Strong (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Honor Rising (February 20th – 4:30am est):

• David Finlay vs. Jay White
• Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Matt Sydal vs. Gedo & Delirious
• Dalton Castle vs. Frankie Kazarian
• Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly vs. Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson
• KUSHIDA & Moose vs. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI
• Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin & Roderick Strong vs. YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada
• (NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Match) Toru Yano & The Briscoes (c) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks)
• (ROH World Championship Match) Jay Lethal (c) vs. Tomoaki Honma

14th Anniversary Show (February 26th – 9pm est):

• Hirooki Goto vs. Tomohiro Ishii
• The Briscoes vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin
• Alex Shelly vs. Christopher Daniels
• Kushida, ACH, & Matt Sydal vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks)
• Kazuchika Okada w/ Gedo vs. Moose w/ Stokely Hathaway
• (ROH World Television Championship Match) Roderick Strong (c) vs. Bobby Fish
• (ROH World Tag Team Championship Match – No DQ) War Machine (c) vs. The All Night Express
• (ROH World Championship Match) Jay Lethal (c) w/ Truth Martini vs. Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly

In continuing with the ROH/NJPW partnership, ROH officially announced the dates and locations for their War of the Worlds tours. The events are as follows: May 8th – Chicago, IL; May 9th – Dearborn, MI; May 11th – Toronto, ON; May 14th – New York City. Tickets are on sale right now for all events.

PWG held their Bowie event this past weekend in what was said to be another great showing by the promotion. Two days later they put out the cards for their upcoming All Star Weekend 12 events for March 4th & 5th. Below you can find the full match listing:

All Star Weekend Night 1 (March 4th)

• Chuck Taylor vs. Trevor Lee
• Chris Hero vs. Marty Scurll
• Trent? Vs. Drew Galloway
• Roderick Strong vs. Mark Andrews (Non-title match)
• Kyle O’Reilly vs. Tommy End
• Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Adam Cole
• (PWG World Tag Team Championship Match) The Young Bucks (c) vs. Matt Sydal & Ricochet

All Star Weekend Night 2 (March 5th)

• Chuck Taylor vs. Marty Scurll
• Mark Andrews vs. Evil Uno
• Drew Galloway vs. Trevor Lee
• (Possible PWG World Tag Team Title Match) Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs. Heroes Eventually Die (Chris Hero & Tommy End)
• Trent? Vs. Adam Cole
• (Possible PWG World Tag Team Title Match) The Young Bucks vs. ReDRagon
• (PWG World Championship Match) Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

AIW held Don’t Feed Us After Midnight this past weekend. Alex Shelly was unable to make the trip due to a car accident (he is ok) so Eddie Kingston filled in to wrestle Candice LeRae. All titles were retained at the event as Ethan Page, Jerry, Heidi Lovelace, and To Infinity And Beyond all won their respective matches. Following the 6-man tag match Dick Justice proposed to Missy Hyatt and she said yes. It was said to be fun show that had its share of problems due to inclement weather.

Up next for AIW is their Fullest House, We Hope event on March 5th. The matches booked thus are Weird World vs. Little Guido & Big Moe Graziano, Rockstar Spud vs. Rex Brody, and Kaplan vs. Brian Carson. Pentagon Jr. has been announced for their Gauntlet for the Gold show on March 18th.

CZW celebrated their 17th Anniversary this weekend with a show that was said to be of very high quality. Highlights included great matches between Mike Bailey & Sami Callihan, Joey Jenala & Lio Rush, and The Dub Boys & The Amazing Gulaks. The Matt Tremont vs. Devon Moore & the Danny Havoc vs. Ricky Shane Page matches were insane brutal matches CZW is known for. The World & Tag Team titles were retained while Janela defeated Rush to regain the Wired Championship. Drake Younger & Alicia were inducted into the CZW Hall of Fame during the event.

Before the 17th Anniversary show CZW held a Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) show that is receiving a lot of positive feedback in terms of match quality and entertainment. The card featured matches between Jessica Havok & Lufisto, Veda Scott & Solo Darling, and Leva Bates vs. Hania. The match I’ve seen most people talking about was Su Young vs. Samantha Heights, particularly the charisma of Young as her character has really impressed audiences.

Smash Wrestling has replaced Davey Richards with Chris Hero as the Eddie Edwards tag partner for this weekend’s F8ful Eight show. While the bracket has not been put out yet for the tag team tournament they have announced a main event of Johnny Gargano vs. Mike Baily for the Smash Wrestling Championship. Candice LeRae will be taking on Frankie the Mobster in the night’s only other singles match.

Smash has also begun match announcements for their next 4 shows:

• Maybach Beta vs. Brent Banks – ∞: 3/6
• Kobe Durst vs. Tarik – ∞: 3/6
• Xandra Bale vs. Alexia Nicole – ∞: 3/6
• Mike Rollins & Danny Orlando vs. The Fraternity – ∞: 3/6

• Rhyno vs. Tyler Tirva – Fenshaw Gets Smashed: 3/10
• Leah Vaughan vs. KC Spinelli – Fenshaw Gets Smashed: 3/10
• The Overdogs vs. Well Oiled Machines – Fenshaw Gets Smashed: 3/10
• (Smash World Title Match) Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Joey Ryan – Fenshaw Gets Smashed: 3/10

• Scotty O’Shea vs. Joey Ryan – Brock Gets Smash: 3/11
• John Green vs. Tyson Dux – Brock Gets Smash: 3/11
• Sebastian Suave vs. Brent Banks – Brock Gets Smash: 3/11
• The Fraternity vs. Well Oiled Machines – Brock Gets Smash: 3/11
• Courtney Rush vs. Jennifer Blake – Brock Gets Smash: 3/11

• Overdogs vs. Smash Bros – Smash Pro Wrestling: 3/12
• Scotty O’Shea vs. Mike Rollins – Smash Pro Wrestling: 3/12
• Dilon Andrews vs. Tarik vs. Fuerza El Leon vs. Tyler Tirva – Smash Pro Wrestling: 3/12
• Jaxon Jarvis vs. Maybach Beta – Smash Pro Wrestling: 3/12

Lucha Underground
has been given the green light for a season 3. Filming is slated to take place in the months of March and April, with the status of Rey Mysterio at this time unknown as he and AAA continue to have problems.

AAW has added a tag team match to their Art of War show this weekend as Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano will take on Chris Hero & Drew Gulak.


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