Sunday, February 25, 2007

Weekend Pro Wrestling & Mixed Martial Arts news and notes

By Art Shimko

-- My report on last night's Pride show is posted here. Again, I recommend the replay, it was a great show with some historic moments. The announced attendance was 13,180 and the arena didn't look completely sold out as its capacity for boxing events is 19,522.

-- Henderson ends Silva's title reign

-- At a UK press conference on Friday promoting UFC's 4/21 show at Manchester's MEN Arena, Dana White announced Pride fighter Fabricio Werdum as the company's latest acquisition. Matches announced for UFC 70 include Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga; Michael Bisping Vs. Elvis Sinosic; Andrei Arlovski Vs. Fabricio Werdum and Forrest Griffin Vs. Lyoto Machida. Fight card for UFC 68 is here and UFC 69's card is here.

-- Randy Couture has an ageless story

-- Don Frye's back with some advice.

--IFL Results from Friday night in Atlanta:
Portland Wolfpack defeat Toronto Dragons (3-2)

Wagnney Fabiano (Dragons) defeats Ian Loveland via submission (side choke) at 0:59 of round one.
John Krohn (Wolfpack) defeats Wojtek Kaszowski via unanimous decision.
Matt Horwich (Wolfpack) defeats Brent Beauparlant via submission (kimura) at 0:28 of round two.
Mike Dolce (Wolfpack) defeats Jim Abrille via TKO (strikes) at 0:19 of round one.
Rafael Feijao (Dragons) defeats Devin Cole via TKO (ref. stoppage) at 0:26 of round two.

New York Pitbulls defeat Chicago Red Bears (4-1)

Erik Owings (Pitbulls) defeats Peter Kaljevic via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:03 of round two.
Delson Heleno (Pitbulls) defeats Mark Miller via unanimous decision.
Fabio Leopoldo (Pitbulls) defeats Chris Albandia via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of round one.
Time Kennedy (Red Bears) defeats Dante Rivera via submission (strikes) at 2:29 of round two.
Bryan Vetell (Pitbulls) defeats Mo Fowzi via submission (keylock) at 0:45 of round one.


Robbie Lawler defeats Eduardo Pamplona via TKO (ref. stoppage) at 1:36 of round three.

-- Undisputed Arena Fighting Championships hold its first show on 3/9 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the main event scheduled is Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo [14-7] vs Justin "The Hammer" Eilers [14-5-1]. Ticket prices are $300, $100,$75, $50 and $30 and can be purchased at and the American Airlines Center box office.

-- Young and old, they stand a fighting chance

-- Ultimate "barn" fighting

-- Canadian John Alessio to fight for World Extreme Cagefighting title

-- From a recent press release: For the second time in three weeks, World Wrestling Entertainment® again proved to be a prime time triple threat with its three prime time programs -- “Monday Night RAW®,” (USA, 9/8C), “Friday Night SmackDown®,” (CW, 8/7C)and “ECW®: Extreme Championship Wrestling™” (Tuesdays, SCI FI, 10/9C) -- all achieving No. 1 status on their respective networks the week of February 12. The WWE also achieved that feat during the week of January 29.

WWE programs were No. 1 in households and total viewers for their respective networks, reaching more than 16.9 million total viewers in more than 11.6 million homes. RAW continued to demonstrate its ability to draw an audience wherever it appears on the USA schedule. The program aired on Thursday the week of Feb. 12 instead of Monday to accommodate USA’s presentation of the Westminster Dog Show.

-- Three Consecutive Sellouts Highlight WWE's Road To WrestleMania(R) Through California

-- Tomorrow night's Raw preview includes Donald Trump's pick for Wrestlemania, John Cena and Shawn Michaels against Edge and Randy Orton for the tag titles, another Money In The Bank qualifying match and maybe some type of confrontation between Melina and Ashley. Tuesday's ECW preview is here.

-- WSX makes its return on MTV at 10:30PM EST, a preview was posted here last week.

-- Phil Mushnick's thoughts on the Trump/McMahon deal.

-- Former WCW wrestler Alex Wright has a school in Nuremberg, Germany called The Wright Stuff Pro Wrestling School. For more info go to

-- Add Awesome to seemingly endless list of early deaths

-- The latest ROH Video Wire is available here.

-- Results from ROH Friday night in Dayton: Colt Cabana & Nigel McGuinness d. Jimmy Jacobs & Brent Albright; Jimmy Rave d. Sterling James Keeenan; Lacey d. Daizee Haze; Homicide d. Christopher Daniels and Jay Briscoe; Matt Sydal d. Austin Aries; Tank Toland d. Mitch Franklin; Claduio Castagnoli d. Roderick Strong, Shingo, Mark Briscoe, Matt Cross, and Pelle Primeau; Samoa Joe d. Davey Richards; Takeshi Morishima d. BJ Whitmer and retains the ROH World title

-- ROH results from Chicago on Saturday night: Brent Albright over Claudio Castagnoli; Allison Danger & Sara Del Ray over Serena & MsChief; Matt Cross over C.J. Otis & Shingo Takai & Trik Davis; Jimmy Rave over BJ Whitmer; The Briscoes over Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels in 24:50 to win the ROH tag team championship; Matt Cross & Austin Aries over Davey Richards & Roderick Strong; Colt Cabana over Jimmy Jacobs; Takeshi Morishima & Nigel McGuinness over Samoa Joe & Homicide. [Keith Lipinski]

-- CZW "Redemption" 3/10 at the New Alhambra Arena (Viking Hall): Vortekz vs. Grim Reefer in a TLC match, Justice Pain and mystery partner vs. Adam Flash and Messiah of Pandora's Box in a tag team grudge match, Blk-Out vs. Checkmate for the Tag Team Titles, TCB vs. Mitch Ryder and new Ironman Champ DJ Hyde

-- IWA Mid-South results for February 23 in Midlothian, IL: Jack Thriller def. Diehard Dustin Lee; Joker & Sabian def. Michael Elgin & Ash to qualify for the Candido Cup; Brandon Thomaselli def. Vortekz, Billy Roc and Devon Moore; Z-Barr def. Teddy Fine; Drake Younger def. CJ Otis in the No Holds Barred Matchup via tapout; Mickie Knuckles def. Steve Corino by DQ after Corino hit her with a chain; North Star Express def. Iron Saints in the Texas Tornado Tag; Low Ki defeats Arik Cannon

-- IWA Mid-South on 3/2 at the Captial Sports Center [1915 Gladden Road] in Plainfield, IN: Mike Quackenbush vs. Claudio Castagnoli; IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Title Match: Josh Abercrombie vs. Brandon Thomaselli; IWA Mid-South Death Match Championship Match: Drake Younger vs. Insane Lane; Death Match Title Contenders Match: Ian Rotten vs. Freak Show; The Iron Saints (Vito & Sal Thomaselli) vs. The Basham Brothers; Jack Thriller vs. Tarek the Great; Tony Kozina vs. Billy Roc

-- Jersey Shore Wrestling 3/3 at the AWA Wrestling School/Arena [725 Sip Street] in Union City, NJ featuring Monsta Mac, EC Negro, Danny Demanto, Kevin Matthews, The Female Tag Team of Alicia & ChaCha, "The Suicidal Demon" Azreial, Archadia, The Sheanky Silver Bullets, Corvis Fear, Gavin Quest, Bandido Jr, Deranged, Dixie, Anwar Abdul-Aziz and so many others.

-- ACPW on 3/10 at the Northeast Community Center [2840 Holme Ave] in Philadelphia: White Lotusvs Teddy Fine; Mikey Raw vs D-Craze; ACPW Heavyweight Champion "Complete" Pete Hunter vs Patch; ACPW Womens title: champion Annie Social vs Cha Cha; Brian Benoit vs Greg Spitz; Z-Barr vs Breaker Morant; Korpse vs Vinny Hoffa; Devon Moore/Joker vs Aramis/KJ Hellfire

-- Grappling with life

-- A Heart For The Ring

-- Wrestling's toughest tour - northern Manitoba
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