By Michael Sorg
Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer
What you missed!
Ring of Honor
ROH returned to Stage AE for ROH The Experience which streamed live on HonorClub, which operated on a “fans decide” theme all night. We were treated Dragon Lee taking on fan picked Jeff Cobb, a wile 4 way match between PJ Black, Kenny King, Eli Isom, and CMLL’s Ultimo Guerrero (in which King leaped from the stage over this writer’s head at ringside). Pittsburgh’s own ring announcer Nick Lendl suffered a beat down from “Maneater” Maria Manic, and Cleveland’s ROH World TV Champion Shane Taylor teamed with World Champion Rush against Dalton Castle and Matt Taven. All but Rush are no stranger to the independents in the Pittsburgh area. The night also had matches recorded for the weekly television show that airs on 22 The Point and FOX 53.
Friday Night Fight Society Round 5
McKeesport had another Friday Night of Fists Up, Throw Down matches. Fight Society Champion and Pittsburgh area veteran Shirley Doe defended against a newly glittered up Beast Man that took the fight all over the Battlegrounds, including a scary moment where they fought into the Crow’s Next and dangerously close to the production and audio command center. In interngender action, Scarlett was able to wrestle away the PWX Contender’s Title from the “Messiah of the Backbreaker” AJ Alexander with the help from new colleagues Beast Man and Troy Lords.
In the finals of the Ryse of a Contender tournament, the towering Pretty Boy Smooth lost his chance at the Ryse Grand Championship to “TJ Cool” Tony Johnson after the champion Matt Conard got involved. Also, after David Lawless gained victory over Tyler Voxx, he issued challenged Youtube sensation Jim Sterling which would affect the management of Ryse Wrestling. This show also saw the return of a more feral Honeybadger and Shawn Phoenix announced his return to wrestling after just over a year from
his devastating injury .
Prospect Pro Wrestling: Chase for the Gold
2PW returned to Leechburg Elks Club again as the company started to shape the field for the tournament for the first ever Prospect Pro Wrestling Championship. Zack Rayne, John Rodin, Nystrom, Bronco McBride, Jami Jemson, Elijah Dean all found victories in their qualifiers to move on to the to December 14’s 1 Year Anniversary. In a preview of the tag team championship picture, a 4 way Elimination Match between the Sexy Talented Dudes, The ETF, The Hossmen, and Board of Education broke down into a locker room emptying brawl all around the ring, and even led to Marshall Gambino, Bob the Goon, Daniel Hooven, and Stevie Lebell throwing down over and behind the bar!
Renegade Wrestling Alliance Open Season
Saturday November 16 7:00
West Newton Gymnasium 113 South Fifth Street, West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089
Ryse Wrestling: The Inclusion Revolution
Sunday November 23 7:30 PM
Ryse Wrestling 1952 University Drive, Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania 15425
Angel Gate Wrestling
Sunday November 23 7:30 PM
The Battleground, 2125 Beacon St.McKeesport, PA 15132
A list of Professional Wrestling Shows in Pittsburgh area can be found at www.PittsburghWrestling.com
Michael Sorg is a Pro Wrestling Podcaster with Wrestling Mayhem Show since 2006 and produces pro wrestling content with promotions across multiple states at www.indywrestling.us and www.indywrestling.network