Monday, August 26, 2019

He's Brash, He's Cocky, He's Bobby Bemer, and You're not!

Bobby Bemer is the founder of The Dealership, and a Manager of many talents despite being in the game only a couple years. He produces high-quality promos in the ring and on Social Media where he excels. Bemer took the time to talk to Las Vegas Wrestling Scene about how he got into the business and what are the chances for his newest client, the monster Congo Crush. How he was introduced to Pro Wrestling?
I got introduced before I can remember honestly. My uncle when I was a baby used to put on old NWA and WWWF tapes when I was little back in Michigan. I can always remember WWF on Saturday morning with Jake the Snake and Roddy Piper and then WCW Saturday night at 6:05 eastern with Sting and Ron Simmons those were the days.” Was it something you always wanted to do? “Of course when I was a kid I did the typical stuff you hear a lot of people in the business say. I moved the couch cushions to the floor, wrestled my stuffed animals and my dad would always let me win, and had the action figures, magazines and all that just got hooked. I saw them as real-life heroes with the over the top personas. I even did the backyard wrestling thing when I was in high school although that is very ill-advised. I got literally lit on fire once doing that nonsense so like they say do not try this at home. The only thing that held me back this long is size. I know I'm a smaller guy which is what I was always told. I mean I played some high school football, some neighborhood baseball and stuff like that and am athletic but I'm not 6'5 253lbs so I always thought I was too small.”

Bemer saw himself in show business at some point in his life, as he explains, “I always wanted to be an entertainer though as the 9-5 thing was never for me, nothing against it but just not my thing. I learned to play bass guitar and took theatre in high school mainly because I thought it would be an easy A for English. Turned out I was good at Improv and doing scenes and getting into character. So when I went to college that's what I studied with the hopes of being an actor or director or maybe even standup or improv actor.” Did you do some acting at all after college? “Naw I did some local plays and improv stuff but this was in Michigan so there was not a lot of filmmaking things going on circa 2003. Then I made the decision to move to Las Vegas. Was there a specific reason you moved to Southern Nevada? “One, more entertainment options out here, Two, to help my parents move because of medical issues they had to move out of the cold, and Three, to eventually make it to California. Well, long story short never got to the coast, been there to visit but never moved, he continued, “When I first moved out here (Las Vegas)I tried to do some extra work and find an agent, but let me tell you a lot of scams. I got ripped twice by places that said: "they can get you into movies and TV if you pay them X amount of dollars". Then you go to some office do like year one acting exercises they got out of a manual and tell you to invest more for headshots and other crap. One place out here took my money, said they were a reputable agency and would set up auditions. Now two of those things were true they were reputable and set up auditions but for little kids ads and TV shows. I went on a call, sat there for almost two hours, auditioned, and the guy said: "that's great but we are looking for a ten-year-old." Should have known when all I see were kids. So after that, I just started my own website and tried to get into the YouTube thing again ahead of my time. We’re talking 2006ish when it took 3 hours to upload a video. Sold some shirts and moved on.”
When did you decide to give wrestling a try? Were you still watching it? “Oh yeah I was still watching it the whole time, it actually helped me out a lot. When my dad passed away I got really deep into it again and it kept my mind off of stuff. Even got my then-girlfriend, now wife, into it. I showed her old stuff, new stuff and she really liked the concept of it.” Some chance encounters turned into a career change, I actually got into it by happenstance. One day my wife saw a flyer at the mall for the Cauliflower Alley Club convention. I heard of it before but never knew it was here in Vegas. We went and back then this was 2013 so I had already been to a few conventions and the like but I was marking out a little. I'm walking around and all of a sudden Paul Orndorff is there and Marty Jannetty chats me up a bit, and then Scott Hall wants to sneak into the back row me and my Son are hanging out in it was surreal. It was here I met Sinn Bodhi.”
The Warlord of Weird became a major influence on his career, “I knew who he was from TNA early days which I was a fan of and went up to his table and started talking to him. I always thought his character was interesting and different in a sea of all Black gear badasses on the circuit. We got to chatting and just had the same sense of humor and ideals about wrestling and that was it. A few months later I discovered this thing called Twitter and started following actors and wrestlers and people I was interested in. I would put out my little comedy tweets and dumb stuff and wouldn't you know he started following me back. Now I'm getting the news for local shows and I keep running into him, and a few of the other local guys. I hear he's opening up a wrestling school and fantasy camp. I almost did the fantasy camp thing, but the week before my wife sat me down and said "you can do this" you have the talent and charisma to do this". She mentioned the acting thing and not going on with that which had a lot to do with my dad's death. She basically told me to try it what have you got to lose. So that Saturday at Snakepit open house I went saw what it was all about and signed up that day. That has been my home ever since day oneish lol”

What a great story. Patience is the key. Did you start wrestling first or managing/referee? “I started right off the bat as a manager being a smaller guy and starting this at a later age 33 I figured it would be a better path. I see smaller wrestlers on the circuit and they are goo,d and figured I could do that but Instead of competing with thousands I realized there are not a lot of managers out there that can take a bump. So I went with that however when I started and Sinn and D-Lo Brown and Jake Roberts saw that I could be physical so they had me in there doing the same drills and moves as a lot of the wrestlers. Which I loved but I adapted that to the way managers move and get hit. Like Bobby Heenan said "Manage like a wrestler, and wrestle like a manager". True story, one night Jake was running drills and had me get tossed in the ring over the ropes and tossed back out about 30-35 times in a row. Now because of that, I can put that anywhere I need.”
What Managers influenced you? “Heenan was the man and is still the best in my opinion. Jimmy Hart was another legend which I have had the pleasure to meet and pick his brain. A few more of my tops are Capt. Lou Albano, Sensational Sheri, Slick was always entertaining and even Drake Maverick. Scott D’Amore also had the goods to get the crowd really heated. I feel a great manager can take any wrestler and make them hated or loved but always make sure he doesn't overshadow them. Just accentuate them like seasoning on food. I still feel in my taste that the character stuff is equal if not more important than the moves. Big moves look cool but fans remember and come back for the character”
Where did you get your start? “I actually started in Big Valley Wrestling(BVW) almost two years ago. And yes I do remember my first match, I managed the tag team of Olympus Monz, now known as the Kings Ransom in OVW. We went up against the strong style squad with Jace Battle, Jay Cafe, and Jody the Wrestler. Oh, also gotta send some love to my brother Kyle Hawk working with him was awesome on the Lucha shows I feel we have the same picture and ideas on being a heel and getting over it just drove people crazy.”
Bemer says he’s getting back into his groove and found some new opportunities as well,” You gotta make it count and I'm not upset I have done some amazing things in fact wrestling has led to working on movies through the help of Tom Devlin, who has a monster museum in Boulder City got me on a movie where Sinn Bodhi and I are in called Weedjies Halloweed Night coming this October so everything comes full circle.”

His newest client Congo Crush is preparing for the Sin City Survivor Match Sunday, September 1st. I asked his manager, Is he ready? Now onto Congo and the sin city survival match. He is a younger kid however he is hungry (no pun intended) we have some stiff competition but like I said in the promo I don't think anyone is as focused as we are. Congo doesn't care about money, or the fame he cares about being the king of the jungle and with my help is laser-focused on winning. I have scouted all the other competitors in the match and have given him a great strategy. As many have seen he is a certified monster and when put on a mission…he cannot be stopped.”
If Congo wins is there a specific Title you’re seeking? You called for a Title Shot. “Well as you've seen Congo has one thing in mind Domination. Also to be clear the crowd chanted title match before I ever did. Now either the Las Vegas title or the Heavyweight title would look great around Congo's shoulder. Now Ducqets is a dangerous opponent he is trying to be the new star breaking out of the Players Club and we all saw what he did to Leon Hater and that was his brother and that makes him very very dangerous. That can also make him unfocused if he's not careful. Then there is the Man, (BVW Champion) Frank the Tank who has been running rough shot over the entire BVW locker room as well as stars they bring in. I mean he is a legit Heavyweight who can do dives and not to be taken lightly. Once again Congo is also a monster and if anyone can match Frank in size it would be us and like I said before If Congo is locked on target he is unstoppable. We will see after September 1st how it plays out you know neither of them could be the champ and we would have to challenge someone else entirely”
Any plans on expanding the Dealership? The dealership is always ready to expand. Right now the main focus is in this match and Congo once we get a strap and control people will be dying to join the dealership. And I do have my eye on a few prospects but that is for the future right now it's all about the Sin City Survival match.”
 “In closing the Dealership is the best thing going today and I'm just a showman, a host, and a lot of people out there are some bad and some good but,  I'm Bobby Bemer and they’re not!"

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Is Damian Drake the favorite for FSW Wrestler of the Year?

Damian Drake Winning Title at No Escape

When Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) Heavyweight Champion “Ultimate FinesserChris Bey vanquished Killer Kross and Hammerstone left with two Titles at FSW10 it was easy to think those two would be the favorites at this point for FSW Wrestler of the Year. FSW No Limits Champion “New Age DaredevilDamian Drake not only has an argument but based on his resume he could be the favorite.
The Daredevil won the No Limits Gold on January 25th at No Escape when he dropped from the Cage and finished off his old rival “ChiefOwen Travers among others (Ice Williams). Drake has a list of wins many would be proud of. He has wins over “Flip ArtistMatt Vandagriff, “SuperstarJake Atlas, Travers, Shaggy McLovin, Nick Bugatti, Suede Thompson, and eliminated Bey in the Limitless Tournament. Unfortunately, that Tourney is also his one blemish. He was taken down in the Final by “IronheartDouglas James in April, but outside of that his slate has been clean. Let’s not forget it was his third match of the evening since he debuted with LUCHA LIBRE AAA Worldwide (AAA) in Tijuana the night before, but I digress.
Still not buying it? Ok…What has Damian Drake done in 2019 that nobody in FSW has? He’s 3-0 in the Casino Shows. That’s right Sam’s Town Live has been his second home this year. Former FSW Tag Team Champions One Percent (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) have three wins too, but they got caught slipping at FSW10 dropping the Belts minutes after the third W (Graves Cash in). A loss is a loss though and as former NFL coach and Hall of Famer Bill Parcells said, “You are what your record says you are.” The Casino shows are the biggest ones on the FSW Calendar and Drake is the only one who is 3-0. That’s pretty special. Let’s not get this twisted there is still plenty of work to do if he wants to take home the award starting with Saturday Night.
If he gets his hand raised again he’s 4-0 and is staring at MECCA V with a potential date with Douglas James or even TJ Perkins. Those two studs fought to a classic draw on June 23rd and with DJ’s prior win over Drake and Perkins resume either would warrant a Title shot. Both would likely favorites over the Champion. A win over Perkins is career-changing, and would certainly put Damian on level terms with Bey for the award, but a win over “Ironheart” may mean more. James has been Drake’s nemesis and to make matters worse put him to sleep in the Arena to win Limitless and was banged up pretty bad to boot.
Bey’s win over Kross is monumental, carries a lot of cache’ and he beat Douglas James so there is no way to get around that. However, if Drake gets past MECCA V with the strap it is clearly a two-horse race. Bey has called-out Drake recently on Social Media to do the match again, so hopefully, it’s in FSW.
No matter what this has been a massive breakout year for the New Age Daredevil and will be a favorite for the award regardless. We just have to wait and see how 2019 plays out, but if the early returns are a good indicator Damian Drake will have a lot to say about it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Who is on the FSW Agenda for Killer Kross Saturday Night?

Arguably the greatest wrestler in Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) history returns to Sam’s Town Live for the first time since his loss to Chris Bey at FSW10 on June 23rd. Killer Kross who boasts a seemingly unbeatable streak of 923 undefeated in FSW and wasn’t pinned clean until the Anniversary show (ahem, Chris Bey ahem). That isn’t what folks around the wrestling world are talking about though. Many want to hear what he has to say about All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) Jon Moxley who stunned FSW and the Las Vegas Wrestling Scene when he answered the challenge of Kross and fought him to a no-contest at the FSW Arena on July 5th in the first installment of Natural Born Killers. The book is most definitely not closed on a feud in its Genesis.

Many have pointed towards MECCA V for a possible rematch, but FSW Officials have been mum on the Moxley subject since shortly after the show. Even if they have a match signed there is no reason for the FSW Boss Joe DeFalco to reveal his hand yet anyway if he holds the cards. Moxley-Kross at MECCA V would be difficult to top for anyone the rest of 2019 and is legitimately a Main Event anywhere. Regardless if they meet again at GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport II on September 14th in Atlantic City (not scheduled )or even at MSG with LUCHA LIBRE AAA Worldwide would not affect a September 29th Showdown here in the Fight Capital. When the Boss said Moxley’s arrival was the greatest moment in FSW history it’s hard to argue. It was on every major wrestling site and all eyes were on Las Vegas.
So a rematch between the two would be terrific, but trying to figure out what the Tollman will do next could put you in an asylum, so we won’t take it too far. Will Kross challenge Moxley again? Is the hunt still on? If not who else wants to make a name for themselves against the Time Collector? No matter who he faces Killer Kross is must-see.

When FSW Champion “Ultimate Finesser” Chris Bey exacted a portion of revenge against Kross in June and promptly proclaimed himself a Living Las Vegas Legend after spearing him through a Table to collect the historic win. A portion of revenge was for Killer and the other is likely for John Morrison. Bey told me last month in regards to Morrison that, “payback is a bitch,” and the Finesser has managed to collect those debts in the past. Now he teams with his young rival Shogun Jones and another Superstar former Nevada State Champion Sefa Fatu to take on the Hammerstone-less Project Bodycount.
Despite Your Boy Hammer going to Japan there is no love lost for two of his cronies in Graves and Gabriel Gallo. Graves put Fatu to sleep at FSW10 helping “The Business” win the Blue Belt, and there is no doubt “The Problem” is looking to exact revenge of his own. Don’t sleep on Shogun Jones who’s made it abundantly clear that he dislikes both the Champ and Sefa, so despite the recent cheers the 2018 FSW Rookie of the Year is looking out for #1. Shogun has won on the Big stage taking last year’s Bockwinkel at FSW9 so we know he’s more than capable, and he’s made it clear he wants another shot at the “Finesser.”

Sunday, August 11, 2019

BVW Post Fight: Sefa Fatu Shocker, and Ace Romero will Challenge "The Tank"

A much more comfortable and cool Sahara Event Center played host to Big Valley Wrestling’s (BVW)Rebels and Renegades this afternoon, and we had no idea what to expect, and neither did a certain Champion. The Sahara Event Center hosted another packed house, and they weren’t disappointed. Just when Kevin Ducqets thought he had all the answers, there was a new Problem to deal with, and maybe the biggest of them all. Sefa Fatu showed up after Ducqets and SGT Major “defeated” the BVW Tag Team Champions Fresco-Dinero (Fresco-Mattic & Mondo DInero) in the Main Event. It was a non-title match for the Champs who sported their brand new swag in the ring, and fortunately, it was. A low-blow from Ducqets made the difference in a physical affair. Now the Champs can concentrate on the SCS in a few weeks.
We thought we had the big announcement earlier in the card when BVW El Jefe Benny Espinosa announced that Major League Wrestling’s (MLW) Ace Romero would be challenging Frank “The Tank” at Biggest and the Baddest September 1st. Not so fast my friend…
The Son of Rikishi cleared the ring of Ducqets and SGT Major after a donnybrook occurred shortly after the pin. Sky High (Robbie Lit & Mondo Rox) and Exceptional & Tenacious already brought their feud back to the ring, but everything changed when Fatu’s music hit. Nobody saw it coming. Fresh off winning new Gold in Arizona last night Fatu arrived and challenged “The Delinquent” for the Las Vegas Championship September 1st at Biggest and the Baddest. Kevin wanted to know his opponent, but be careful what you wish for. He better start watching tape tonight.
Congo Crush and SGT Major qualified for the Sin City Survival Match on September 1st with wins this afternoon. We later learned the DEMIGOD of Death Funny Bone was the final participant in the SCS fresh off his DQ “loss” to Frank for the Valley Gold two weeks ago. A deathmatch style contest fits perfect for all three competitors, and none would be a surprise to come out on top. Congo’s Manager Bobby Beamer has been screaming for a Title Match and now his monster is just a win away.

RL Washington and “Vanilla GorillaSean Xavier got wins this afternoon, but unfortunately for Xavier, the Las Vegas Champion wasn’t impressed. Ducqets and SGT Major attacked Xavier following his victory. Washington beat Chris Brady who’s looking for a W. It was a very competitive match and there were moments when it looked like he’d get a win, but Reckless was too much. Washington is a surly, angry guy, but it translates well. He’s a physical competitor who likes to trade shots, but we saw today he is more than capable on the mat. Both guys are solid prospects. Vanilla vs Reckless?
Tenacious wondering what happened

“Exceptional” Alexander Braven finished Mondo Rox with a series of slams and suplexes to get a big victory at the SEC. The Tag rivals were split into singles bouts before the melee, and even though nobody cares about Braven he got the win. Mondo had a couple opportunities to execute offense with aerial moves, but kept losing his footing and wasn’t able to execute as well as he wanted. Ricky Tenacious gives singing a bad name, but he sure is entertaining. He faced the other brother Robbie Lit, but a wardrobe malfunction early on could have played a major role. Tenacious certainly had plenty of opportunities on Sunday, Lit was able to use his athleticism to pick up the win. Robbie has been super-impressive since returning from injury. I had a brief chat with BVW El Jefe Benny Espinosa after the final bell and he glowed about Sefa but made a point to mention how much he likes his Tag Team division with a huge grin. It’s easy to understand why.
Big Valley Wrestling has a ton of momentum right now and they are clicking on all cylinders. Fatu, Ace Romero and Funny Bone have made September 1st a must-see as there isn’t a better place than Vegas right now for great pro wrestling.

Sefa Fatu WINS Arizona Wrestling Federation Title...

Photo: @realsefafatu IG
When Sefa Fatu “lost” the FSW Nevada State Title in June it was disappointing, but anyone who’s watched “The Problem” knew it wouldn’t be long until he had Gold around his waist again. It wasn’t. Fatu made his Arizona Wrestling Federation (AWF) debut earlier this summer winning the Wildcard Rumble, and last night he won his first Championship by taking home the AWF Heavyweight Title in Peoria, AZ at Southwest Indian Ministries.
Sefa took down WATSON who had a tenuous hold on the strap after becoming Double-Champion in April. He dropped the AZ State Title soon after but retained the AWF Strap despite challenges from powerhouses like Major League Wrestling’s (MLW) Hammerstone. Arizona is rapidly becoming a factor in the Wild West Independent wrestling scene, and with the Son of Rikishi holding their top prize things can only get better. There is plenty of talent to keep him busy in the Grand Canyon State as even more young stars like Shogun Jones are finding spots on the AWF cards.
This win gives Fatu tremendous momentum going into next weekend in the Fight Capital when he teams with Chris Bey and Shogun at Survival of the Fittest. He’d found getting his hand raised difficult recently (not his fault), and now that he’s back on track Arizona really does have a PROBLEM.

Friday, August 9, 2019

BVW Preview: Who will be the Final 3 Sin City Survival Qualifiers?

This Sunday at the Sahara Event Center, Big Valley Wrestling (BVW) presents the FINAL 3 Sin City Survival Qualifying matches featuring old rivals, a Clown Pirate, and maybe the happiest guy in Wrestling. BELL TIME 2PM. Two weeks ago the “Death CollectorBig Dirty qualified by getting his hand raised against RL Washington, and BVW Tag Champs Fresco-Dinero (Fresco-Mattic & Mondo Dinero) won a Tag Scramble to earn their birth. The Sin City Survival Match is September 1st at the Biggest and the Baddest is a no-holds-barred, anything goes match and the winner gets a shot at any Valley Gold they wish. Six compete but only 1 is the Sin City Survivor.
Here’s a quick look at 2 of the Sunday Qualies:
Sean Black vs Captain Buggy – The Clown Pirate got a nice win last time out against “Bad Boy” Brady who’s had trouble hitting the pay window in Southern Nevada. Buggy used consistent pressure against Brady and a few tricks up his sleeve to pull out the win. That’s not going to cut it against Sean Black. A normally happy, jovial individual, Black has to be fuming over what happened last time he was in a Valley ring. During his match with Las Vegas Champion Kevin Ducqets, SGT Major returned and attacked Sean and may have prevented  him from going home with the Strap. Black is big, powerful, and should overwhelm the Captain with his size alone, but we know about how slick his opponent is. Buggy routinely tries to sneak weapons into the ring, but the Big Valley officials are certainly onto his shenanigans. If he qualifies those weapons would be a great advantage. Who doesn’t want to bring knives to a wrestling match? Unless something fishy happens Sean qualifies and gets the Dub.

Congo Crush vs Da Shade – This one will be interesting and to say it’s a contrast of styles would be an understatement. Crush has been dominant under Bobby Beamer’s watchful eye and if this monster qualifies look out. Shade had his chances against Frank a month ago for the Big Valley Gold and this would be a great way to get back on track. It’s not the easiest guy to do it against. 

Editors Note: I originally wrote these as Sin City Survival Qualifiers. My mistake.
Sky High and Exceptional and Tenacious split up in what should be two great singles matches:
Ricky Tenacious vs Robby Lit – Exceptional and Tenacious have developed quite the feud with the brothers known as Sky High (Mondo Rox & Robbie Lit) and Sunday the two teams split up and meet in singles at the SEC. Don’t be fooled by the voice of an angel, Tenacious can wrestle. When he has space he can move well and brings surprising power. He loves to play the mental game and will certainly try and gain an advantage on Lit. Robbie has looked exceptional since he returned last month and continues to get more comfortable in the ring. He looks a bit bigger, is more defined so it’s clear he’s working on his game and he’ll need all of that to pick up a victory Sunday.
Mondo Rox vs “ExceptionalAlexander Braven – Nobody cares about Braven, but you can bet he cares about qualifying for the Sin City Survival match September 1st.  A win by either him or Ricky would be a great boost for two guys who’ve found wins hard to come by lately. Braven has the size advantage over Mondo and will need to use it because his speed is legit. Mondo has a tenacious aerial game and is always looking to go airborne. Rox scales the buckles quickly having no problems executing offense from the high-risk portion of the wrestling ring. Mondo has looked great with his brother, but let’s not forget the single's success Mondo had the first part of 2019. He is very tough in this spot. It’s hard to conceive that either of these matches won’t have outside something going on and could be a key to victory for either guy. This feud in any form is far from over.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"Delinquent Duo" Face Champs in Sunday's Big Valley Wrestling Main Event...

SGT Major's Return Two weeks ago. Photo: @baronovech

Big Valley Wrestling (BVW) returns with Rebels and Renegades Sunday, August 11th and the in-ring return of SGT Major. Technically he returned two weeks ago when he dismantled Sean Black to help Kevin Ducqets retain his Las Vegas Championship. However, this time he will team with “The Delinquent” to take on the hottest team in Southern Nevada Fresco-Dinero (Fresco-Mattic & Mondo Dinero) in the Main Event at the Sahara Event Center. BELL TIME 2PM.
Major had his “indefinite suspension” lifted and picked up where he left off. As Black and Ducqets went to War the good Major made his inauspicious return, and nearly put Sean Black through the ring two weeks ago. While Black will be busy qualifying for a spot in the Sin City Survival Match September 1st don’t think we’ve heard the last of him in this whole fracas. Sgt Major is one of the only wrestlers in Big Valley history to pin BVW Champion Frank “The Tank” and he was the “Sgt of Defense” for the notorious Church of Wrestling a couple years ago. When I asked about him the BVW Official I spoke with said, “Sgt is familiar with being the insurance policy for his clients.” The powerhouse is definitely that for the Las Vegas Champion who doesn’t need much help as you could argue that Ducqets is pound for pound the Top Guy in the Valley right now, and a leading candidate for Wrestler of the Year. 
Ducqets and Major are a force to be reckoned with and a victory over the Tag Team Champs would send shockwaves throughout the Las Vegas Wrestling Scene. They would be eligible for a Tag Title shot and it would severely hamper the momentum of Fresco-Dinero. The current BVW Titleholders have cut the check since ripping the Titles away from Exceptional and Tenacious earlier this year. They’ve been dominant and certainly meet their match Sunday. In the Non-Title Tilt at the SEC the Champs are looking to stay sharp as they head into the Sin City Survival Match September 1st at Biggest and the Baddest. They remained hot on Sunday’s picking up a Tag win elsewhere last weekend and would love to pick up another one at home.
Their Manager Primo Pulpo’s expert tutelage keeps this team sharp, but X’s and O’s aren’t enough against these opponents. Ducqets and Major have ZERO qualms about bending, breaking, butchering the rules to gain victory. No Titles are at stake so this match could just be an opportunity to impose their will on the Champs and try to establish superiority within the Valley. Fresco-Dinero have no problem with a fight. They’ll be ready for anything Sunday and understand the importance of coming out on top in the Main Event.
Also, BVW Owner, Benny Espinosa has a major announcement regarding Frank’s opponent on September 1st for the Big Valley Title. Speculation is rampant over who it could be, and after his last defense against Funny Bone maybe a rematch is in the cards.
Big Dirty qualified for Sin City over Reckless Washington two weeks ago and returns to the Big Valley ring along with his prior opponent. The final three Sin City Qualifiers will be at the SEC Sunday featuring Black vs Captain Buggy, and also two top teams split up in singles as “Exceptional” Alexander Braven battles Mondo Rox and Robbie Lit vs Ricky “Tenacious.” This is arguably the best Tag Team feud in Las Vegas right now.  

Monday, August 5, 2019

Why the Rejuvenated FSW Women's Division has a Bright Future...

Sandra Moone has arrived-Photo @baronovech

Wrestling fans complain (shocker) all the time about Brock Lesnar being WWE Champion as a part-timer. He’s not around to defend the Championship enough, and blah blah blah. You could make a similar argument about the Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) Women’s Championship. Taya Valkyrie is the current Women’s Champion and hasn’t defended the strap since January 25th against Katie Forbes at No Escape. She wrestled Suede Thompson and Heather Monroe in a Non-Title Triple-Threat at MECCA IV, but since then it’s been silence.
Now Taya is no Brock Lesnar, is full-time, and does more in the ring than be scary and perform German-Suplexes. She’s the IMPACT Knockouts Champion and has been since January 6th when she beat her nemesis Tessa Blanchard. Since then she has victories over Jordynne Grace, Su Yung, Madison Rayne and Jessica Havok, so her obligations as Knockouts Champ keep her very busy. MECCA V is on the horizon which could be her next defense. So…who’s next? That was a difficult question to ask before this summer. Sandra Moone and Heather Monroe were the only regulars and the latter was semi.  Moone challenged Taya in December 2018 at Against All Odds coming up short.
However, Mazzerati returned to the women’s ranks earlier this summer, and like her or not she’s brought plenty of energy to go with the more recent additions of KyraMogwaiBatara, Lacey Ryan, and GinaDangerMazany. Could we see any of these talented ladies challenge Taya in the near future? Yesterday afternoon at the Future Stars of Wrestling Student Showcase Sandra Moone, Mazzerati, and Lacey Ryan faced each other in a Triple-Threat Main Event and gave the FSW Fans a glimpse of a very bright present and future in the women’s division. 

Let's look at the Top Contenders:
Lacey Ryan Sunday - Photo @baronovech
Sandra Moone – You have to start with Moone. She’s already faced Taya and certainly has gained from that experience and has taken on the top talent in the Wild West like Valkyrie, Bryn Thorn,Leslie Iris, Vipress, Mazzerati, Ruby Raze, and Lacey Ryan. Victories were tough to come by early in the year but now she looks more confident every time out. Sunday afternoon she challenged both her opponents saying neither was good enough to beat her. Moone has split results with them prior to the Main Event (beat Ryan, lost Mazzerati), but her loss was “questionable” at best. She beat Lacey July 20th but she ate the pin yesterday…

Lacey Ryan – Lacey dropped her debut to Sandra, but looked good in a losing effort against Suede in Intergender action Friday night. Ryan grew from the loss picking up an impressive win Sunday afternoon in the Main Event pinning Sandra Moone with a beautiful frog splash. We should be seeing a lot more of Lacey which is great news for the FSW Women’s division. As her comfort level grows so will her win total.
Mazzerati – As Sandra Moone and Kyra Batara learned Mazzerati and her “boo thang” Nick Bugatti are very dangerous. Mazzerati is mean, nasty, and capable of doing anything to win. She is in her
Kyra Batara vs Mazzerati Friday Night @baronovech
element and calls a bachelorette party “Bitches” or yells at fans for not clapping for her this lady gets noticed. It’s a mental game, and she wants the opponent to hate her so much they lose focus and that’s when she takes advantage. Add some possible interference from the Italian Flamingo and she can beat anyone.
Kyra “Mogwai” Batara – Who else wanted Mazzerati to tap? The MMA star has been impressive in the ring and loves the chance to wrestle. While we don’t know how often we’ll see the 24-year-old, but she’s a major threat when she is. She had moments of dominance against Mazz and was ready to close the match out when the Flamingo interjected and took her and Suede out. Batara is capable of beating her opponents anywhere the fight goes with a strong all-around game, and as she gets more comfortable in the wrestling ring it won’t be long before she starts adding wrestling belts to her Trophy Case.
Gina “Danger” Mazany – The MMA star fought at Natural Born Killers on July 5th, and competed last December in the Against All Odds Rumble. With talk of more NBK Shows in the future, we may see even more of “Danger” and “Mogwai” in those events too.
 Either way in a matter of months the women’s division has gotten very interesting with a good collection of talent returning and arriving. The other divisions have been the talk of the FSW 2019 campaign and now with the recent signings, we can add the ladies to the conversation too.   

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Will Bonus Boyz New Attitude Pay Off? Sal E thinks so...

Moments after Damian Drake interfered in Remy Marcel and Ice Williams match Shaggy
McLovin arrived and they all took “The New York Legend” to the woodshed. Not so fast my friend. The Bonus Boyz came to the ring and were separating both parties when in the blink of an eye Clutch Kucera and Sugar Brown took out the three young stars. They took to the microphone, a wad of cash, attacked Management and signed a “multi-year” deal with Sal E. and Vandelay Sports Management.
Photo: @sal_e_fsw
It’s tough to argue the logic for the Boyz here. Sal E. is as shifty as they come, but you cannot debate his success most recently with Sefa Fatu. Don’t forget who led “The Problem” to the Nevada State Championship in the first place. Remy has done nothing but succeed and the Boyz needed a spark. They came back in January to much fanfare only to be dispatched by then FSW Tag Champions One Percent (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson). Then big losses to the Soul Burners (Tomaste & Ryan Taylor) and The Following (Cut Throat Cody & Jakob Austin Young) pushed the former Champions down the Tag Team ladder.
Here’s why it could pay off. The Boyz are one of the most physical teams in the game and the added benefit of Sal E. at ringside can be the difference in winning and losing matches. When you take the talent the former FSW Tag Team Champions already possess, add in Sal E, and with more edge, these guys will be back in the Title picture quickly. Vandelay Sports Management is the official representation for Marcel and The Bonus Boyz, but are they the only ones? Does VSM plan on bringing more talent into the fold? They have one of the Top 2 contenders for the No Limits Title and a Team that’s a win or two away from being back in the Title picture. They needed to change things up, but we didn’t expect anything this drastic. Only time will tell if Clutch and Sugar’s decision to work with Sal E. will bring them the Jackpot or the poorhouse.

FSW Post Fight:Young Stars Seize the Opportunity Friday Night at the Arena...

Despite unexpected changes to the Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) card, it was a great night at the very hot and very packed FSW Arena. The Streak continued as the FSW Boss Joe DeFalco was in attendance last night to the surprise of NOBODY. Several young stars took advantage of the opportunities and shined.
The “Pre-Show” had a great Six-Man with young stars including Arizona’s WATSON. He’s been facing Top Guys in the Grand Canyon State and SoCal and it proves that tough competition makes you better. He’s faced Hammerstone, Gabriel Gallo, Sefa Fatu and Royce Isaacs this year and it shows. One of his partners Hero Leu will be a major breakout candidate in late 2019 and into 2020. He’s getting his hand raised often and looks more confident than ever. It’s easy to think that Macho Mouse is just a comedy gimmick, but no. He’s a tough customer who needs a singles match with Fresco-Mattic. Primo Pulpo led Fresco-Dinero (Fresco-Mattic & Mondo Dinero) who were on the losing end of the contest, and are ready to improve their competition level (see WATSON). Last but not least Newcomer Joshua Colon also impressed and wasted little time "endearing" himself to the FSW Fans. 
I'm not sure anyone was happier to be at the Arena last night that Kyra Batara and the throng of fans that came to cheer her on had to be happy. She looked great and was beating down Mazzerati when Nick Bugatti took her and Suede Thompson out. This could be a Neverending Story. 
Does anyone believe Cut Throat Cody wrestled only once in two years? Me either. The Following Gods of War are going to defend the FSW Tag Team Titles Cody and Jay Café need to be in the other corner. They deserve a Title shot. A match with former Champs One Percent (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) is enticing.
will win the FSW Tag Championship at some point. They picked up another victory this time against youngsters VIP and Lazarus. If the
Shaggy McLovin earned his spot on Survival of the Fittest by just winning baby. He picked up a Four Man Scramble victory last night then got involved in the Ice Williams-Remy Marcel scrum after the bell. It looks like he’ll team with a reluctant Williams and No Limits Champion Damian Drake against Sal E’s group of “The New York Legend” Marcel and the newly signed Bonus Boyz (Clutch Kucera & Sugar Brown). The “Skatepark Scumbag” had missed out on some chances for a bigger spotlight, but not this time. Good work Shag.
FSW No Limits Champion Damian Drake renewed his early 2019 rivalry with Matt Vandagriff picking up a tough win. Later he interrupted the pseudo-number One Contender’s Match between Ice and Marcel leading to the scrum mentioned above. His partners are young and talented. We’ve said it before here that Drake has done his best work under the brightest lights in 2019 so don’t expect anything different.
Sky High (Robbie Lit & Mondo Rox) looked well on their way to a win over Valley rivals Exceptional & Tenacious when Hammerstone arrived with Graves, and Gabriel Gallo and decimated them. However, prior to the brothers have to be getting frustrated as they try to pick up the first win of their reunion flight. I don’t see them waiting too much longer for that elusive W.
The reason for the demolition was so Hammerstone could call out the FSW locker room citing the absence of FSW Champion Chris Bey, One Percent, and Sefa Fatu. Shogun Jones answered the challenge and “The Business” defended the Nevada State Title in the Main Event after Bey-Graves was scrapped. Shogun, 2018 Rookie of the Year doesn’t shy away from opportunities and came out to applause even shaking hands with the FSW Fans. It clear to me that if you wrestle Hammerstone or Exceptional & Tenacious you get cheered. Shogun keeps getting closer to that elusive first Championship and don't be surprised if it happens before year’s end. The match was a brutal struggle and Jones had to fend off interference from both Gallo and Graves throughout the contest. It took everything Your Boy Hammer had to get the victory with a well-timed roll-up.
Great crowd and a great show with plenty of questions answered and some new ones as we go back to Sam’s Town in two weeks.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Douglas James signs with Major League Wrestling...

Major League Wrestling (MLW) has signed “IronheartDouglas James and the Limitless Tournament winner will make his League debut September 7th in Dallas. No word on his opponent yet. James has had an amazing 2019 since he returned in January from a dislocated hip, and joins a company with serious momentum. They signed other top west coast talents like WARBEAST and Alexander Hammerstone earlier this year and they already have Gold.
DJ will fit right into a very deep Middleweight division and has all the tools to add an even bigger Title to his trophy case. This is well-earned for a guy that was told by some last year he may never wrestle again. Not only has he wrestled, but is better than ever. “DJ is the evolution of what it is to be a hybrid professional wrestler,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer on earlier today.
James had this to say to Las Vegas Wrestling Scene about the signing, “I have been wanting to be a professional wrestler since I was 7. This is all I have ever wanted to do. I’m just beyond excited to join MLW and take things to another level. This is my time. My heart is full.” James also confirmed that he can still accept Indie bookings, but he is exclusive to MLW for television. Congrats DJ, well earned.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Bey vs Graves Intertwines Multiple FSW Titles Again...

Photo: @FSWVegas

The  Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) Heavyweight Title Bout Friday Night is filled with intrigue and it’s a good damn matchup. FSW Heavyweight Champion Chris Bey teamed with Sefa Fatu last time out and faces the former Nevada State and current FSW Tag Champ Graves. WAR! WAR! WAR! Wait, can we still do that? Regardless that’s just what we could be in store for this weekend. “The Ultimate Finesser” defends the FSW Gold for the first time since his Legendary win at FSW10 over Killer Kross. Bey assisted “The Problem” and now he will go it alone, but that works out just fine for the “Living Las Vegas Legend.”
Graves is strong, powerful and with high-quality submissions creating a multitude of issues going into this contest. The least of
which is Hammerstone and Gallo who are in the building and will force our hero to have eyes in the back of his head. There is no reach advantage, but with Graves’s power and strong base, he looks to get his hands on opponents to make them suffer. Any limb or body part in his hands he tries to rip from the roots and inflict damage.
As usual, the speed advantage is Bey’s (always), but the Challenger has great feet, moves well, rarely gets flat-footed, and NEVER stops applying pressure. He will keep coming forward which plays to the Champs pinpoint counter-attack. Chris wants you right in front of him and cutting the ring off is fine because he can finesse his way through the ropes and corner with the best. Even though you know how fast he is opponents always look surprised when they see it in the ring. He’ll take one to deliver three and once the Champ is in rhythm it’s tough to regain control. The biggest danger could well be Graves cohorts, Hammer and Gallo. How will they fit into this and what about Sefa Fatu? We know he certainly has a score to settle?
Chris Bey has been FSW Heavyweight Champion for 230 days on Fight Night and it will take another special performance, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from the “Ultimate Finesser.”

FSW Announces Three Fights Signed for Friday Night...

First, it’s great to hear that Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) Boss Joe DeFalco is back home and I’m positive will be at the FSW Arena Friday for the go-home show before Survival of the Fittest August 17th at Sam’s Town Live. He’s never missed one in Ten Years at the Helm so don’t expect that to change. It would be the Upset of the Year. Don’t bet on it. Beat it Cal.
FSW confirmed three matches have been signed for Friday Night’s Edition of High Octane at the FSW Arena. BELL TIME 7PM. Ice Williams will get his chance at revenge against the shovel wielding, "New York Legend" Remy Marcel, MMA Star Kyra Batara will face the Evil Vixen Mazzerati and Kyle Hawk battles Greg Romero.
After his near victory against the No Limits Champion Damian Drake the “self-proclaimed” No Limits Champ steps into the ring against the man that whacked both with a shovel two weeks ago. Ice Williams was irate on Social Media calling for Marcel’s head in a video tirade soon after the attack. It was his first one-on-one shot against Drake for the Gold and as The FSW Boss put it, “Remy Marcel ruined everything.” Now Marcel is one win away from that No Limits Title shot as no action was taken by the FSW brass. Will Ice be able to keep his head together, stay calm, and get the win? It’s hard to bet against the talented rookie, and don’t forget about Slime E. oops Sal E. who really is a difference-maker at ringside. What will Damian Drake have to say about all this? Regardless, the Daredevil has had one hell of a title reign.
The FSW Women’s division has gotten a big boost with the recent return of Mazzerati who faces FSW newcomer and MMA Star Kyra “Mogwai” Batara. Mazzerati will need to use all her dirty tricks to pick up a win against “Mogwai.” Batara boasts an 8-4 record in the cage and is coming off a three-fight winning streak. After taking a year off with a back injury “Mogwai” picked up a submission win when she returned to Combate Americas in April. She’s a jiu-jitsu practitioner who’s won three fights by submission and most everyone in attendance would love to see Mazzerati tap.
Greg Romero never got the No Limits Title shot against Drake one-on-one and with the Legend digging into the mix he’s on the outside looking in. Now he’s booked against Kyle Hawk who is looking for a big win and was awfully close to one last month. Hawk narrowly missed against “The Flip Artist” Matt Vandagriff at Beers and Bodyslams so collecting a W against the former No Limits Champ may push him into the No Limits Title conversation. The pressure is on Romero. He was a little “unlucky” I suppose, but he still had a chance at FSW10 (Didn’t get pinned). A loss here could be tough to overcome with a jam-packed No Limits division sporting guys like Douglas James, Vandagriff, TJ Perkins, and of course Ice and Remy.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

BVW Post Fight: Frank & Ducqets Retain, Fresco-Dinero Qualify, and Congo Crush Destroys...

In front of a standing-room-only crowd in the sweltering Sahara Event Center Frank The Tank retained his Big Valley Wrestling (BVW) Championship by disqualification over Funny Bone and Kevin Ducqets beat Sean Black with a little help from his friend. Bobby Beamer and Congo Crush want a Title shot and no BVW contract was awarded.
There was the talk of a rematch minutes after Frank The Tank was properly awarded the Disqualification victory over the DEMIGOD of Death Funny Bone after he dove onto referee Cody outside the ring. However, it looked like Bone may take the belt away from Fat and Furious when Referee Ben (Not that one) stormed the ring to replace Cody. When it looked as if Funny was going to finish it Cody stumbled into the ring and waved off the contest. Unfortunately for Cody Funny Bone didn’t think it was a proper DQ and promptly delivered a low-blow and a Double-Stomp for good measure. Fans heckled the poor ref as he was helped up the ramp. No word from BVW El Jefe Benny Espinosa if a suspension will be handed down.
“The Delinquent” and Still Las Vegas Champion Kevin Ducqets retained his Title with a hard-fought Sergeant Major returned and provided assistance by decimating Sean Black. It was No-Disqualification so anyone can help and it happened right in front of the assigned official. If Major is providing cover for Ducqets he should keep the Las Vegas Strap around his waist for the foreseeable future.
win against Sean Black in a bout that stretched into the SEC roller hockey rink. After both athletes checked each other into the boards Ducqets found it necessary to punch-out an unsuspecting wrestling student. The poor kid was still holding his jaw well after the confrontation. It reminded me of another young kid who got Super-Kicked by Pentagon Jr. at last February’s IMPACT show. Ducqets wore Leon Hater’s shirt to the ring this afternoon and said on Tommy Purr’s show he respected Leon. Amends?
The Manager of the BVW Tag Team Champions Primo Pulpo looked calm and relaxed before the show even joking around with a young fan prior to the opening bell. He had good reason to be
confident as Fresco-Dinero (Fresco-Mattic & Mondo Dinero) left no doubts who the Big Dogs were in the Big Valley. They Cut In Half Mondo Rox and got the pin in the Tag Team Triple Threat Match. The win earned them the right to compete in the Sin City Survival Match where the winner gets a Title shot at any BVW Title. Would both men go after a singles belt or do they want to ensure nobody tries anything shady to steal their Titles. Huge Advantage.
"Exceptional" Alexander Braven & Ricky Triforce "Tenacious" lost again and unfortunately, nobody cares about Braven. The former Champs continue to avoid the winners pay window like Tenacious avoided singing lessons. They’ve been far from the best around and will need to do some soul searching if they want to get back to the Top Spot. Did I say Top Gun? Nope I said Sky High (Mondo Rox & Robbie Lit), who had their chances in this one and will be a force to reckon with the remainder of 2019. The brother’s looked more cohesive this time out, and as Robbie gets more comfortable lookout. Lit was holding his shoulder when he left went up the ramp so hopefully, it’s just a standard ring knock.
Big Dirty took out RecklessR.L.Washington to earn the other spot in the Sin City Survival Match at the SEC Labor Day Weekend. Dirty showed off some rather skillful grappling technique against Washington which took the youngster by surprise. Dirty’s name fits and he likes to make his bouts physical and stiff, but he slowed this one down keeping his opponents on the mat. It was a very intelligent gameplan against a wrestler who’s offense is generated by moving and creating space. There was none of that and Big Dirty picked up the W.
Congo Crush was dominant again this afternoon getting his hand raised again in Las Vegas. Crush
had a few more issues with his opponent Xavier, but nothing that Bobby Beamer can’t iron out. The fans chanted “Title Shot” as the “Killa of Godzilla” went up the ramp. With Beamer at ringside Congo Crush is a threat to any of the singles Championships and there are plenty of options for the man from Parts Unknown such as Big Dirty and Sean Black.
The High Flying SensationSteven Andrews and “CharmingBiagio Crescenzo pinned each other and for the second consecutive time they both “won.” So El Jefe quickly responded and said they’ll settle it (hopefully) September 1st at the Biggest and the Baddest in a Best of Three Falls Match. Crescenzo immediately attacked Andrews before the bell rang and it was a wild affair from that point on. These two match up so it could take hours to get a winner. Whoever gets the contract will have certainly earned it.
Captain Buggy picked up a victory over Bad Boy Brady, and the Luchadores were dynamic as always. It was a great show this afternoon despite the fact it was hot. I’m not saying it was “Africa Hot,” but it was close Matthew.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

UWN's Silver State Pro is Top Priority in Las Vegas...

United Wrestling Network (UWN) owner David Marquez has had a busy summer popularity of CW30 in Memphis, a PPV tease, and the announcement of  with the Silver State Pro Wrestling in late spring. UWN recently met with Television officials in Reno as part of their plan to broadcast statewide. Some of the major stations up North are KTVN, KRNV, KOLO-TV, KRXI Fox 11, and their sister KNSN TV which is an affiliated MyNetworkTV station. Why is that important?

KNSN could be the favorite to air the broadcasts in Reno for two reasons; One, CWFH is already broadcast on Friday night in Las Vegas on MyLVTV (Part of MyNetworkTV). Two, they're owned by Fox who is making a major commitment to Pro Wrestling in October with WWE’s SMACKDOWN LIVE may want to spread the wrestling love locally. David Marquez and the UWN are about coming to Nevada, and it looks to be their top priority. You certainly can’t argue the logic. Las Vegas has rapidly become one of the hottest markets in the United States made hotter by Double or Nothing in May with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).  More meetings are scheduled here in the next few weeks, and with the announced Summer timetable we may get more details soon.
Las Vegas Wrestling Scene has learned that the first few weeks of Silver State Pro may actually be shot in Southern California at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’s current home the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA. That’s likely based on when they find a suitable location in Las Vegas, or maybe even Reno?
All this could be moot and the Silver State Pro broadcast may just replace Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (CWFH) in a couple months in the MyLVTV slot after Ring of Honor (ROH). There will be talent from CWFH here in Las Vegas, but they are also looking to bring in new wrestlers. Several who compete in Hollywood
already wrestle here regularly with FSW. Will the talent be thinned out, or will it create more spots for grapplers who want to venture into the Vegas Valley more often? UWN is using more Nevada talent than ever before and intends to do live events in 2020.

They're not the only ones. Vampiro recently announced his new Dojo/school called Lucha Fight Club scheduled to open August 1st. Versus Pro Wrestling also announced were side by side with Vampiro and his new enterprise which may have been a lifeline for the young promotion who is no longer booking shows at the FSW Arena.
This has been one of the wildest wrestling years in recent memory. From the emergence of Chris Bey, Killer Kross’ Return, Double or Nothing, and Jon Moxley at the Arena the sport is as hot ever here in Southern Nevada. We can only imagine what’s next?

Here’s a link to the original announcement in May:

Hammerstone will Represent MLW at N-1 Victory in August...

Yesterday Major League Wrestling (MLW) announced a new partnership with Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan:

It is with great honor that Major League Wrestling partners with Pro Wrestling NOAH to form an alliance. This all-encompassing partnership will feature athletes exchanged between the two organizations as well as opportunities to share content in addition to other opportunities. The partnership will commence with an MLW wrestler participating in the 2019 N-1 Victory tour that commences this August.  The wrestler will be revealed at a later date.

“Pro Wrestling NOAH has a rich history of promoting some of the grandest wrestling bouts in the history of the sport,” said MLW CEO and Founder Court Bauer. “This is a very exciting partnership.  We look forward to joining NOAH and beginning a new voyage for a new era.”

The wrestler at a later date didn’t take long to announce and should’ve been an easy choice. MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone is going to Japan in August to rep The League. Your Boy Hammer is undefeated in singles and tag competition since arriving in February. He defeated Brian Pillman Jr. to become the first MLW National Openweight Champion. Recently on Fusion, he dominated the Hart Foundation’s, Davey Boy Smith Jr. before the second generation Bulldog attacked with a chair earning the disqualification. Hammerstone has been to Japan before, and in 2017 he beat 7’ 5” Brazilian Beast Montanha Silva on the night of the Karl Gotch Cup. 

The newly minted N-1 Victory for 2019 is a round-robin tournament that had recently been held in the winter and was known as Global League. Traditionally the winner of the tournament receives a shot at the GHC Championship. Yoshihiro Takayama won the first edition of the tournament in 2010, and other notable winners are Yuji Nagata, Takeshi Morishima, KENTA, and Naomichi Marufuji. To say that Your Boy Hammer is on fire this summer is an understatement. Not only did he collect the MLW Openweight Title, but he’s still putting work in Vegas recently doing the double at FSW10  picking up the Nevada State and FSW Tag Team Titles.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Preview: Big Valley Wrestling: Brave and the Bold July 28th

Big Valley Wrestling (BVW) continues their busy summer this Sunday, July 28th with The Brave and the Bold at the Sahara Event Center. Two Titles are on the line and two qualifiers with three spots up for grabs in the inaugural Sin City Showdown on Labor Day Weekend. This is a strong card and Big Valley looks to keep the momentum going that started with Unstoppable in June. Happy Birthday to everyone’s favorite Wrestling Singer Ricky Tenacious.
Las Vegas Title: No Disqualification:  Kevin Ducqets (c) vs Sean Black – Katie bar the door because this match is not for the faint of heart. Kevin Ducqets lost the Las Vegas Championship at Cauliflower Alley but showed his true metal by ultimately retiring his bitter enemy Leon Hater at Unstoppable June 30th to the chagrin of the fans. He forcibly removed Sean Black from his HW Title Match two weeks ago and now has to deal with the Challenger one-on-one. Black is a very happy guy and rarely brings less than a smile to the ring, but will need a different demeanor against Ducqets as Hater found out. It’s great to be cheered, but sometimes you can’t worry about that and he’ll need to put his head down and go get that belt. A no disqualification sets up nicely for the Champ, but Sean Black is as tough as they come. Match of the night/afternoon?
Three-way tag (Non-Title): Fresco-Dinero (Fresco-Mattic & Mondo Dinero) (c) vs Exceptional & Tenacious vs Sky High (Robbie Lit & Mondo Rox)- It could be easy for the Big Valley Champions to take this match off and not worry about qualifying for the Sin City Showdown. That’s not what these Champions do. They need to win this match to keep their foot on the throat of the Tag Team division and be sure   Primo Pulpo will have his Charge’s ready. Ricky Tenacious is so serious about this match he moved his training camp to Santa Barbara early this week to get away from any potential distractions. Don’t let the vacation stuff fool you. E & T need a win really bad if they want to remain in the Tag Team mix. Even the prolific voice of BVW Johnny Rock has speculated the former Champs are done, and it’s been a minute since they got hands-raised together, so it’s difficult to dispute what Rock implied. Sky High had flashes two weeks ago and more time together again will only help these talented brothers. Lit returned from injury a month ago and a win here could be the jet fuel needed to win Big Valley Gold.

Sin City Survival Qualifying match: Big Dirty Vs. Reckless R.L. Washington – When Big Dirty vanquished Captain Buggy last time out he looked at Reckless and said, “This is for you.” It was game over for the clown pirate, and now he has his sights set on Buggy’s partner. He may not necessarily “look the part” but one thing he does a lot of in Southern Nevada is win matches. Dirty wants to win Big Valley Gold and he can’t afford any slips against his young foe.  

BVW Contract rematch: "High Flying Sensation" Steven Andrews vs "Charming" Biagio Crescenzo – After the controversy at Unstoppable this one is one of the most anticipated contests Sunday afternoon. Who will walk out with a BVW contract? Here’s our preview of the match:

BVW Heavyweight Championship: Frank The Tank (c) vs Funny Bone – Frank has been dominant as Big Valley Champion and Funny Bone doesn’t care. Bone will be at the SEC hell-bent to “murder his face” and win the Gold. Frank has had tough opponents during his nearly 365 day run as Kingpin although many close to Big Valley believe this will be his toughest defense yet. Frank is big and strong and cannot let Bone create space. If the match is methodical and strategic it favors the Champion, but Funny Bone is an expert at making you fight his fight. Very hard to bet against Frank.

Also: Bobby Bemer returns with his monster Congo Crush, and Captain Buggy will be here. There will also be a Lucha Libre Tag Match featuring Nefasto y El Tigre vs Unam y Pantera 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Will Big Valley Contract be Charming or High Flying?

In front of a packed house at the Sahara Event Center, three men vied for a Big Valley Wrestling (BVW) contract, and when the smoke cleared it was a potential match of the year, and maybe it’s most controversial. Now the two men left standing will meet for the coveted contract and the opportunity to be a member of the Big Valley Roster. Both are Champions in California and would be tremendous additions to the Las Vegas Wrestling Scene. The whole sordid tale began at Unstoppable last month when Simon Lotto, "The High Flying SensationSteven Andrews, and "Charming" Biagio Crescenzo competed for the BVW deal. It began with Biagio and Lotto bickering in the center of the ring. It was a bluff and viciously attacked Andrews in the corner with right hands that may have had him eating soft food for a spell. The Alpha Omega star got his wits together, and turned the tide with a Corkscrew Plancha that took out both men, and sent the Charming one to the floor. When Andrews attempted to press the pace he was shuttered by a perfect right by Lotto who followed that one up with a couple more for good measure.  
Each man was trading moves until Andrews hit a perfect Spaceman Senton out of the ring that had the crowd gasping for air. As the match wore on Lotto was outside the ring and Biagio caught Andrews in a submission position. I’m not sure if Steven knew where he was or was trying to twist out when he executed a pinning combination on his opponent, but then while the pin was counted he tapped on Biagio’s face and submitted. It looked as if Andrews would be declared the winner, but another referee got involved and the cumulative decision became a draw. Big Valley President Benny Espinosa ruled decisively before anyone had left the ring and El Jefe announced that Andrews and Biagio would square-off 1-on-1 this Sunday at Brave and the Bold for all the marbles.
These two combatants match up very well together. The 23-year-old is solid as a rock, and though he may not be the tallest he is one of the strongest pound for pound in BVW. Crescenzo caught Andrews in mid-air, rolled and turned it into a side slam/driver. Whatever it was you couldn’t help but be impressed. He’s stocky with a good base, quality submission skills, and don’t take his strikes for granted. He delivered some beautiful punches in their first encounter, and Andrews probably still has nightmares from those blistering shots.
The Sensation has a superb aerial game that he makes look effortless. He’s smooth but got caught multiple times by Crescenzo who was well prepared. Complacency has lost many a wrestler a Championship, and the SoCal star needs to be wary of his more than capable opposition. The High Flying Sensation wants to avoid a slugfest at all costs but has to be more disciplined in the air to avoid the pitfalls from June 30th. Biagio enters this match with the momentum and believes he should have gotten the victory last time they shared a ring.
What fireworks can we expect Sunday afternoon? Very simple, the winner gets the contract.