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.