Archive for December, 2015

With a new year about to start, we have been analysing our approach to what information we carry on this blog.
We have a close working relationship with Indy Power Rankings and they have decided to no longer carry results from organisations which have grown so big they can no longer be considered indies – Ring of Honor, AAA/Lucha Underground, New Japan, Global Force Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, All Japan and CMLL.
As we call ourselves Watching the “Indies” there is definitely an argument that we should follow their example and drop these promotions too.
But at the same time we have to look at our reason for starting up in the first place – we realised that in the country we are based in (South Africa) and many other countries around the world (we’ve had visitors to the blog this year from 89 different nations), the only promotions we get to watch on television are WWE and TNA, so we wanted to give results from all promotions other than these two.
Despite the growth that Ring of Honor, New Japan and others have had in recent years, their international television reach is still limited, and most countries still only see WWE and TNA.
So at least for the next year, we are going to continue to include all the promotions we have been doing.

In the past year, the most views on our blog were from the United States – 10 180, followed by Australia with 1043, Germany with 819, France with 773 and our home country of South Africa with 587.
The UK, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and Italy make up the top 10.
India and Malaysia have both been big supporters too, coming in 13th and 15th places, and we should for the first time next year have results from these two countries, as South Africa’s WWP have a tour coming up in India, and MYPW in Malaysia have a big event coming up.

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BELGIUM:
Laurent Gerstmans Cup, Antwerp, Belgium, December 18
:
Kid Lux defeated Nick Mustayne
Rob Raw defeated Rex Rage to retain the DWA World Heavyweight Title
Darkmondo defeated Alexandre LeGrand
Laurent Gerstmans Cup Battle Royal: Rex Rage defeated Alexandre Legrand, Danny Sparks, Darkmondo, El Luchadore Loco, Kid Lux, Mikey Blaze, Nick Mustayne, Rami Romeo, Rob Raw and Steve Venom

DENMARK:
Dansk Pro Wrestling/Union Of European Wrestling Alliances, Fængslet, Horsens, Denmark, December 19
:
Harley Rage and Michael Schenkenberg defeated Demolition Davies and Ravn in a best two out of three falls match to retain the DPW Tag Team Championship
Leeloo defeated Johnny Casanova to win the DPW Light Heavyweight Title
Nitro Green defeated Big D in a last man standing match
Mr. PPV defeated Kool Krede
FVN defeated Espen Olsen in a #1 contenders match
DPW Heavyweight Title Match: Steinbolt (c) defeated Chaos by DQ

GERMANY:
European Wrestling Promotion: Axel Dieter Memorial Cup, Hangar No 5; Hannover, Germany, December 18 and 19:
Night One:

Axel Dieter Memorial Cup Tag Team Elimination First Round Matches:
Johnny Rancid and Marius Al-Ani defeated Ecki Eckstein and Michael Schenkenberg
Chris Colen and Mike Schwarz defeated Markus Antonius and Val Verde
Leon van Gasteren and Stampede Simon defeated Apu Singh and Sam Elias
Heimo Ukonselkä and Walter defeated Cannonball Grizzly and Ivan Kiev
Semifinals:
Marius Al-Ani defeated Chris Colen
Leon van Gasteren defeated Heimo Ukonselkä

Night Two:
Chris Colen defeated Sam Elias
Cannonball Grizzly and Stampede Simon defeated Johnny Rancid and Markus Antonius
Axel Dieter Memorial Cup Final: Leon van Gasteren defeated Marius Al-Ani
Axel Dieter Jr. and Ecki Eckstein defeated Heimo Ukonselkä and Val Verde
Robbie Dynamite defeated Seiya Sanada to retain the EWP Intercontinental Title

Westside Xtreme Wrestling Academy, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, December 19:
Christmas Cup Semi Finals:
Maggot defeated Mo Jnibi
Dirty Dragan defeated Steve Valentino
Johnny Evers defeated Misfit
Francis Kaspin defeated Michael DeMarc
Toby Blunt defeated Young Money Chong
Christmas Cup Four Way Final: Johnny Evers defeats Dirty Dragan, Francis Kaspin and Maggot

ITALY:
Italian Championship Wrestling, Palazzetto Polivalente C. Corcione, Gussago, Brescia, Italy, December 19
:
Chris Willson defeated Il Corvo Bianco (Special Referee: Stefano Benzi)
Goran Il Barbaro defeated Gargoyle
I Latin Lover (Bon Giovanni and Rafael) and Queen Maya (Women’s champ) defeated I Discepoli Del Dolore (Incubo, Jester and Jokey) (tag champs) in a winners take all match for Maya to retain the women’s title and I Latin Lover to win the tag titles
Alessandro Corleone defeated Red Devil to retain the ICW Interregional Title
Il Lupo defeated Doblone in a dog collar match
Tenacious Dalla defeated Alex Flash, Killer Mask, Manuel Majoli, Mark Fit, Mr. Excellent, Nick Lenders, Simon Silas and Xpress to retain the ICW Lightweight Title
Andy Manero defeated Marcio Silva
Charlie Kid defeated OGM to win the ICW Italian Title in a title vs career match

Joint event from BWT, PWE, Total Combat Wrestling, UIW and WIVA, Modena, Italy, December 19:
Apollo defeated Andrew Winston to win the UIW Cruiserweight Title
Mick Vice w/Lidya defeated Il Delirio w/JT9
Saetta Nero w/Alice defeated Marco Bragaglia
Big Marcus defeated Horus L’Assoluto and Skorpio in a triple threat to win the PWE Northern Title
Domenico Dinamite defeated Scandalo to win the TCW Revolution Title
Andrew Winston defeated Bako to win the PWE National Title
Jail and Oxade Black w/Don Flavio defeated Fratello Paul and Mr. Mastodont
Rocky Laurita defeated Alex Gory to retain the PWE Southern Title
VP Dozer defeated Lio Kong
Roman Dinasty (Dave Blasco and Willy G) defeated Koba and Kratos to retain the PWE Tag Team Title
JT9 W/Il Delirio defeated Blackford
Red Scorpion defeated Nico Narciso to retain the BWT Assoluto Title
Ape Atomica w/Maya defeated Turbo
Claudio Campari defeated Domenico Dinamite to win the WIVA Title
Collisione match: El Gordo (BWT) vs Claudio Campari (WIVA) vs Scandalo! (TCW) vs Apollo (UIW) vs Koba (PWE) – No Contest

Total Combat Wrestling (in conjunction with WIVA and UIW), Rozzano, Italy, December 20:
Scandalo! defeated Domenico Dinamite to win the TCW Revolution Title
Apollo defeated Violent Joe and Jail in a triple threat match
Darkness II defeated Pain in a hardcore Christmas match
Antonello Bellavita defeated Samy Grayson
Aperiteam (Carlo Birra, Claudio Campari and Martini) defeated Culto della Luce (Il Marchese, Skorpio and Death Mask)

JERSEY:
Channel Islands World Wrestling, The Merton Hotel, St Hellier, Jersey, December 20
:
JVY defeated GST to win the CIWW World Heavyweight Title
Classy Ric defeated JVY to win the CIWW World Heavyweight Title

(Results courtesy of Cagematch, Channel Islands World Wrestling and Zona Wrestling)

DUBAI
Dubai Pro Wrestling, HM Fitness Centre, Al Quoz, Dubai, December 18
:
The Vigilante defeated Cryptid
Crimson Cage defeated Joelle Hunter
Mr. Smiley w/ The Trickster defeated Arabian Knight
Asero vs The Pharaoh double count out
Fayez Al Emarat defeated a mystery wrestler
Savage Sam defeated Lord Socrates w/ Delzin Suzuki
Raj defeated Majid Hash

ISRAEL:
Israeli Wrestling League, Mabuza Hall, Rehovot, Israel, December 14
:
The Candy Crushers (Idan Boulder and Shay Blanco) defeated Rixon Ruas and Tal Bar-On
Pillar Of Fire defeated Tomer Shalom
The Leopards (Black Leopard and White Leopard) defeated Da Shanell and Kronos (w/Da Style)
IWL Heavyweight Title Match: Max Havok (c) vs. Sharon Palty – No Contest

HONG KONG:
Hong Kong Pro Wrestling Federation, Hong Kong, December 20
:
Jason Lee defeated Andruew Tang to win the AWGC Junior Heavyweight Championship

(Results courtesy of Cagematch, Dubai Pro Wrestling and Andruew Tang)

AUSTRALIA:
Australian Wrestling All-stars, Adelaide, Australia, December 19
:
Hugh Manatee defeated Flashman
Catherine Mynx defeated Reibell
Th1rte3n defeated Lucas Gold in the Miracle on Brunswick Street Fight
Johnny Lukas Enterprises defeated The Street Revolution
Rufio defeated Turbo Wolf and Rip Rielly

Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling, Blackheath Community Hall, Blackheath, Australia, December 19:
Bishop Sommers defeated Ace Fenton to win the BMPW World Heritage Championship
Tyson Gibbs defeated Ryan Eagles in a no DQ match (Robbie Eagles turned on his brother)
(Other results not known)

NEW ZEALAND:
Impact Pro Wrestling, Lynfield Recreation Centre, Lynfield, New Zealand, December 19
:
James Shaw defeated Dal Knox
Johnny Idol defeated Liger
Britenay defeated Carmen Rose and Megan Kate to become New Zealand Women’s Champion
Michael Richards defeated Khan
Brook Duncan vs No Face ended in a Double Count Out
Vinny Dunn and Kingi defeated Brodie Coast and Mason Daniels to remain New Zealand Tag Team Champions
Curt Chaos defeated Ben Mana
James Shaw defeated Johnny Idol in a Fans Bring The Weapons match to become New Zealand Heavyweight Champion

PHILIPPINES:
Philippine Wrestling Revolution, iAcademy Auditorium, Makati City, Philippines, December 19
:
Bombay Suarez and Jake de Leon defeated The Royal Flush (John Sebastian and Main Maxx)
Sandata vs Peter Versoza – no contest
The Apocalypse defeated Mark D. Manalo in an All Out War Hair vs Mask match
Jake de Leon won the Path of Gold (money in the bank) match
Chris Panzer defeated Miguel Rosales of Fighters 4 Hire to represent the Philippines in the MyPW South East Asian Championship at Malaysia
Ralph Imabayashi defeated Classical Bryan Leo to become the new PWR Champion

(Results courtesy of Australian Indy Wrestling, Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling and Philippine Wrestling Revolution’s Facebook pages and Impact Pro Wrestling New Zealand’s website)

Presented by Nightmare Ink to raise funds for the underprivileged children of the Chatsworth area.
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Nightmare defeated The Sultan
Sir John Axel defeated Hotaru and the Assassin in a three-way Money in the Bank match
Dream Child defeated the Taxi Queen to become the new DPW Female Champion
Loudmouth defeated Joshua the Bull
15 man battle royal for the vacant DPW heavyweight title – Nightmare won but then Sir John Axel cashed in his money in the bank and executed a tired Nightmare to become the new DPW Heavyweight Champion
(Axel also cashed in money in the bank at APWA earlier this week – possibly the first time anywhere in the world where someone has cashed in successfully in two promotions in one week!)

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1) Hector Pain defeated The Bandit
2) Harlequin defeated Griffin
3) Steve Eden defeated Xterminator
4) The Crow defeated Scorpion Kruger and Cowboy in a 3way to retain the SAPW Heavyweight Champion
5) The Jackal beat Black Ice

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Super X and Hotaru defeated JDX and Loudmouth to win the APWA Tag Team Championship
Ultimate Nathan defeated SA Face
Kilimanjaro defeated Sir John Axel in a flag match
Renegade defeated Fireman T
Nyanga defeated Jasmine, Mia Von Doom and Black Widow to become inaugural APWA Women’s Champion
Thierry Middoux defeated Kyle Ripley to win the APWA Championship
Sir John Axel cashed in his money in the bank to defeat Thierry Middoux to win the APWA Championship
Zizoux Middoux defeated Ananzi to win the WWP All Africa Heavyweight Championship

GERMANY:
Athletik Club Wrestling, Hohenstauffensaal, Annweiler/Trifels, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, December 13
:
The Brotherhood Of Disordered Souls (Binairial and Boombastic) defeated Criss Riot and Viper
Wild Man defeated Deydra
Stella defeated Shaggy
The Insane Killer (w/Deydra) defeated Jack Anderson
Criss Riot defeated Boombastic to retain the ACW Wrestling Challenge Title in a street fight
BAM defeated Berengar (w/Deydra) to retain the ACW World Wrestling Title

Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Turbinenhalle 2, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, December 11-12:
Night one:
:
Cerberus (Julian Nero and Robert Dreissker) defeated Prost (Mike Schwarz and Toby Blunt)
The Rotation defeated Marius van Beethoven
Nixon Newell defeated Melanie Gray
Ilja Dragunov defeated Marius Al-Ani
Aaron Insane and Jurn Simmons defeated Kim Ray and Sasa Keel by DQ
Emil Sitoci defeated Da Mack
Les Artistes (Lucas Di Leo and Peter Fischer) defeated Champions Of Champions (Absolute Andy and Bad Bones John Klinger)
Big Daddy Walter and Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Axel Dieter Jr. and Daisuke Sekimoto

Night Two:
Hot And Spicy (Axel Dieter Jr. and Da Mack) defeated Die Schilds (Bobby Gunns and Vincent The Beast)
The Rotation defeated Emil Sitoci
Sasa Keel defeated Kim Ray to win the wXw Shotgun Title </strong
Cerberus (Ilja Dragunov and Robert Dreissker) defeated Big Daddy Walter and Zack Sabre Jr. to win the wXw World Tag Team Championship
Absolute Andy defeated Bad Bones John Klinger in a #1 contender match
Swiss Money Holding (Ares and Marc Roudin) defeated Reich Und Schön (Kevin Roadster and Marius van Beethoven)
Karsten Beck defeated Daisuke Sekimoto to retain the wXw Unified World Wrestling Title

ITALY:
Italian Championship Wrestling, Palestra Istituto Superiore Lorenzo Lotto, Trescore Balneario, Bergamo, Italy, December 12
:
Il Lupo defeated Nick Lenders
Charlie Kid defeated Marcio Silva
Tenacious Dalla defeated Miroslav Mijatovich
I Discepoli Del Dolore (Jester, Ombra and Psycho Mike) (w/Jokey) defeated Dinamite Jo, Goran Il Barbaro and Leon
Taurus defeated Andy Manero
OGM defeated Mr. Excellent in a title vs career match to retain the ICW Italian Title

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Pro Wrestling Ulster, Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, December 13
:
Big Damo (Damian O’Connor) and B Corr defeated Noam Dar and McKeague
(other results not known)

SPAIN:
Consejo Intercontinental de Lucha, Palau D’Esports, Platja D’Aro, Catalunia, Spain, December 12 and 13
:
Night One:
Badger defeated Pepito Piscinas
Fuego Rudo defeated Carranza
Anne Stone defeated A Perica Enmascarada to win the CIL Women’s Title
Mascara Negra defeated Judas Archeron and Ricky Barceló in a three-way match to win the CIL Championship

Night Two:
Violeta Imperial defeated David Dusk
D-Monik defeated Anne Stone
Lo Perico Enmascarat defeated Judas Archeron

Spanish Pro Wrestling, Espai Jove La Fontana, Barcelona, Spain, December 13:
Fenrir defeated DJ Issi and Marc Grizzly and Revil
Morthus defeated Leon Dorado
Fieras del Ring (Jon Hammer and Pol Badia) defeated Fuego Rudo and Kazkanuezez
Gravity Zero defeated Dragonita
Axel Salazar and Protato Monsters (Antonio Cortes and Jaime Lector) vs. La Jerarquia (Barracuda, Jocoso Jr. and Xenomantis) – Draw

SWITZERLAND:
Swiss Wrestling Entertainment, Sternensaal Bümpliz, Schönbühl, Bern, Switzerland, December 12
:
Marius Al-Ani defeated Murat Bosporus
Muslim Sultanov defeated Diablo and Syndrome in a three-way
Chris Colen defeated Hakeem Waqur to retain the GWF Berlin Title
Patrick Schulz and Peter White defeated Crazy Sexy Mike [Replacement for Grado] and Pascal Spalter to win the SWE Tag Team Championship
Three On One Handicap Gauntlet Match: Laura Wellings defeated Alpha Female after Alpha Female had already beaten Melanie Gray and Leah Owens
Michael Kovac defeated Drake Destroyer to win the SWE Championship
Marius Al-Ani defeated Michael Kovac to win the SWE Championship

Swiss Power Wrestling, Geneva, Switzerland, December 11:
Sara Jay defeated Pauline to win the SPW Women’s Championship
(other results not known)

[Results courtesy of Cagematch, Pro Wrestling Ulster and Swiss Power Wrestling)

AUSTRALIA:
Hunter Valley Wrestling, Club Maitland City, Rutherford, New South Wales, Australia, December 12
:
Benny Factor defeated Mikey Lord
Tarlee defeated Sofia Morales
The Entity (Anubis, The Misfit and Mr. Mortis) defeated Bubbles, Fergus Ferguson and Johnny Vercetti
Dowie James defeated Alex Titan to retain the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship
D-Railer defeated Danger Paul, “Undead” Joshua Gatt, Keegan, Matt Bailey and Randal
Ethan Carter III defeated Slade Mercer
Falco defeated “Jurassic Punk” Syd Parker in the Anarchy Rules Match to become the new HVW Champion

Professional Championship Wrestling, Polish Club, Rowville, Australia, December 12:
Anthony Dangerfield defeated “The Hypnotic” Chris Trance in the Xmas Beatings Match
Stevie Filip defeated “The Inspirational” Frank Farmer
The Supremacy (Nash Archer and Tome Filip) defeated Touch of Class (Nate Cross and Trikki) to retain the PCW Tag Team Titles
“Brick Wall” Lee Burns defeated Titan (w/Dr. Troy Alexander) to become the new PCW Slam Champion
“Pitbull” Craig Cole defeated The Enforcer (w/Benny English)
“Nightmare” Chris Trio defeated WAIK to retain the PCW State Championship
Daniel Swagger defeated Mark Kage in a 2 out of 3 falls match (2-1) to become the new PCW National Champion

Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance, Medina Hall, Medina, Australia, December 12:
Team Pirates (Crazy Train, Dan Steel and The Wraith) defeated Team Klaus (David Nero, Elliot Forbes and Jagger Stevens w/Ebenizah J. Klaus)
Liam Mendel (w/The Warship) defeated Jarrad Slate
Taylor King defeated Roxy Ryot
Golden Opportunity Gauntlet Match
a. Hayden Zenith (w/Michael Morleone) defeated Byron McKenzie
b. Hayden Zenith defeated El Jim Bob
c. “Big Dog” John Dozer defeated Hayden Zenith
d. “Big Dog” John Dozer defeated Mike Massive
The Warship defeated Bodhi McKenzie in a Tables Match
Michelle K. Hasluck defeated Felix Young to win their Best of 3 Series 2-1
“Don” Michael Morleone (w/Hayden Zenith) defeated “The Smashing Machine” Chris Vice in a Chain Match to retain the SHWA Championship

Queensland Wrestling Alliance, Townsville Greek Community Centre, Townsville, Australia, December 13:
Nick Skitz defeated Stitches
Karlos Aries defeated Tower of Power
His Royal Tenis defeated Johnny Maverick and Blair Seeker in a triple threat
Haze and Stitches defeated Nick Skitz and Kurtis Jaxx to become QWA Tag Champions
Seth Tylor defeated Rocko Rumble to retain the QWA Title
Ethan Carter III defeated Australian Wolf

Snakepit Adelaide Pro Wrestling, Snakepit Arena, Pooraka, Australia, December 12:
Blunt Force Trauma (Jake Viper and Michael Weaver) and Wam Bam Bellows defeated “Arch Duke” Jonnathan Corvidae Esquire III and The Revolution (Big Daddy Jack and Tex Rogers)
Bryan Lawson defeated Adam Crowe
Snakepit Adelaide Open Champion Acid Haze vs. Korey Kaiser ended in a no contest following interference from The Revolution
Matt Hayter defeated Miss Fortune in a No DQ match
Doc Kinkaid and King John E Radic def. Ace Wilson & “Cannonball” Kris Taylor
The Jackal defeated Blue Blood in a TLC match

Night Cap Wrestling Federation, Mornington Masonic Centre, Barkly Street, Mornington, Australia, December 12:
Manny Makris defeated Michael Richards
Kabukimono Project (Alistair and Tyler Frost) defeated Dirty Shades of Blake (Damian Rivers and Marcus Blaike) [NCWF Tag Team Championship Brothers in Arms Tournament – Round 1]
Marcus James (w/The Captain) defeated Chris Law
Joey Eclipse defeated Andy Gold in an I Quit match to become the new NCWF Southern Star Champion
Taylor Swift (Ritchie Taylor and Cody Swift) defeated Codeine and Sketch [NCWF Tag Team Championship Brothers in Arms Tournament – Round 1]
El Tecniko defeated Tass Alexander via DQ
Mortar defeated Avary
Gabriel Wolfe defeated Paul Thornton via submission to become the new NCWF Australian Heavyweight Champion
Chris Law defeated Gabriel Wolfe to become the new NCWF Australian Heavyweight Champion

Results from AWA’s Coca-Cola Rumble
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Match 1: Sammy Swiegers defeated Vinnie Vegas

Match 2: 6 man elimination AWA Lightweight title fight: El Marco won to win the title

Match 3: Ed Electric defeated The Oz to retain the AWA Cruiserweight Title

Match 4: Mr Money defeated Max the Body

Match 5: AWA Heavyweight title: Missing Link defeated Johnny Palazzio to retain the title

22 man royal rumble: The Freakshow won