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Tokyo Joshi Pro (2014)
One of the breakout promotions of 2018, being affiliated to DDT, Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (TJPW) mixes perfectly entertaining matches and gimmicks (usually undercard matches) with high workrate matches (usually in the main event scene). It's difficult not finding some character you don't like, as there's a bit for everyone, and the more you watch, the more you fall in love with the full roster. Shows are in the 2-hour duration with a 10-15 minutes intermission, and sometimes feature some musical performances. Only drawback would be language barrier
A fun promotion to follow with one of the best booking around While you not going to get a top work rate matches , the girls are always improving and you will not regret watching TJPW ! how can you not love show names like Let's Go! Go! If You Go! When You Go! If You Get Lost You Just Go to shinkiba ! or Go Ahead, Hot Guys In Itabashi!
No graphic or anything to start. We go right to the ring introduction with Melissa Santos. This was supposed to be Scorpio Sky vs. Rey Fenix, but Sky wasn't there. Rocky was a really good substitute for Sky. Both guys had some nice opening sequences that saw them do a lot of counter-lucha. They also had a really fun chop exchange that went from the middle of the ring, to the outside of the ring, and then back inside. The match started to lose a bit of steam as it went on, but the crowd got back into it after Rey Fenix countered a running clothesline attempt with a forward roll Ace Crusher.
As the match went on Rey Fenix hit a quadruple springboard that tore down a decorative curtain with lights on it. The fans went really wild for this act of senseless vandalism, and even cheered Fenix for it. The finishing stretch of the match was pretty exciting, with both guys exchanging moves and near falls. Rey Fenix eventually won when he countered a Tilt-A-Whirl into a Sitout Tombstone on Rocky. This was a really fun match and a great way to open the show. Rating: ***1/4
Hideaki Shibata @HideakiShibata1 @ReyFenixMx literally tearing down the house @azucarRoc @BarWrestling
Embedded video 35 7:27 AM - Oct 13, 2017 Twitter Ads info and privacy 16 people are talking about this Super Panda vs. Taya Valkyrie Prior to the match, Super Panda got on the mic and apologized to referee Rick Knox for an incident that occurred at Bar Wrestling 2: Independents Days. He then said it was an honor to wrestle Taya, but he's very competitive. He then said "out there, you're Johnny's girl, but in here your ass belongs to Panda." Super Panda should make that into a shirt on Pro Wrestling Tees. Taya said that this was an interspecies match and she wasn't afraid of a Panda or something. It was hard to hear cause the audio isn't very good.
This started out when Taya attacked Panda, followed by some lucha stuff. Super Panda took control of the match for awhile and worked over Taya and yelled misogynistic comments that got some heat from the crowd. Super Panda hit a cool snap German Suplex from a baseball slide while Taya was mounted on the middle rope. They brawled over to the bar of the American Legion in Baldwin Park. Nobody let the Health Department know about that spot, otherwise the Legion will probably their "A" rating. When they got back in the ring, the two started to exchange German Suplexes before a striking exchange. Taya eventually won with a Double Chickenwing Facebuster. This was a fun match. Not the smoothest match ever, but still solid. Rating: **1/2
Brian Cage vs. Luchasaurus This match started out with both guys going at it right at the bell. Cage went for a Thesz Press, but was caught in midair by Luchasaurus and was hit with a belly-to-belly suplex. Cage also hit a nice counter on Luchasaurus when he went for a cross body, only to end up being hit with a spinout side slam by Cage. Both guys hit some really cool high flying spots early on in the match, and then brawled on the floor for a bit. At one point, Luchasaurus shoved Cage into a fan. Louden Noxious then said "and the fan is not selling." This was followed by a brief moment of awkward silence from Kevin Condron. He then said the fan didn't feel it cause he's wasted. You know, I trash Condron a lot for his work on CWFH, and rightfully so. Here, he's actually sorta tolerable.
Once they were back inside the ring, Cage backflipped out of a Chokeslam attempt from Luchasaurus, followed by a jumping knee and a F5. Later in the match, Luchasaurus went for a standing back handspring move, but was caught by Cage who then hit a sit out Alabama Slam. Luchasaurus did some pretty cool athletic shit as the match went on. Eventually Cage threw Luchasaurus into the ceiling and hit him with a Rolling Lariat for the win. I honestly thought it was a cool finish. I mean, Cage threw the fucker into the ceiling. How can you not love that?
This was a surprisingly fun match. Both guys were solid, and Luchasaurus is someone that I've been impressed by. He's a big guy, but he's also agile and athletic. Plus he's a wrestling dinosaur. Rating: ***
The World's Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan) vs Decay (Abyss & Rosemary) Before the match, Joey did his usual lollipop gag. Jim Cornette can say what he wants about the Dick Spot. I think it's lame too, but harmless. Joey's lollipop thing though is just creepy though. Why would anyone want to share a lollipop with a person that is allergic to dogs, much less be around one? They always ruin things.
There was a lot of stalling at the start of the match with Joey doing his baby oil and the "touch my dick" thing. After Abyss turned him down, Rosemary obliged and tagged herself in. She then started to hesitate once inside the ring before doing a fake out. Things were pretty dull midway in the match. Aside from spots involving Joey's dick, it didn't seem like the crowd was into this. Maybe the audio muffled them or something.
The crowd did come alive when Candice hit the Balls Plex on Abyss. Moments later, Abyss hit an extended Black Whole Slam on Candice, followed by Joey shoving a lollipop into his mouth before super kicking him. After that, he hit a Boob Plex on Rosemary. The crowd came alive again when Joey brought Legos in the ring. Joey then did the Dick Move on Abyss into the Legos. After that, Rosemary spit some type of mist in Joey's eyes before hitting a F5 for the win. I really wasn't into this match. It felt like everything was dull aside from the Dick Spot, Boob/Balls Plex, and Lego antics. Rating: **
Willie Mack vs. Gangrel I use to think Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Billy Gunn at NJPW's G1 Special in the USA this year was the most random match I'd see booked in SoCal. Bar Wrestling then had someone hold their drink and booked this.
I wasn't sure how this match was going to go. This was a huge clash of styles between two completely different types of performers. They had a fun chop exchanging while brawling through the crowd on two occasions. Gangrel took a bump on the floor at one point, which was pretty random. Willie hit his Samoa Drop, followed by a kip up to a standing moonsault.
Aside from that, this match was sorta dull. There was a small "this is awesome" chant, but it didn't sound genuine. The match ended when Willie got the win with a Stunner. Willie had a solid performance here. He seemed to do most of the work, Not like I expected Gangrel to put on a great in ring performance or anything, but I wasn't really into the match. Rating: **
Elimination Match: Funny Bone, Nurse Ratchet, Sage Sin, Sinn Bodhi & Tyler Bateman vs. The Killer Baes (Heather Monroe & Laura James), H.A.T.E (Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas) & Hot Young Briley Gonna play Armchair Booker for a moment, but I feel like Tyler Bateman and Gangrel could've switch spots and it would've made for better results. The heel team with H.A.T.E, the Killer Baes, and Briley tried to get an early advantage, but the faces ended up getting back into the match early. After the faces worked over Peter Avalon, there was a clusterfuck of action that saw a dive sequence that ended with Sinn Bodhi doing an exaggerated dive off the ring apron.
The match overall was really weird. One of my favorite moments in the match came when Nurse Ratchet pushed a fan in a wheelchair who was at ringside out of the way for a spot. After the fan was pushed to a safe area, Funny Bone pushed Ray Rosas onto the other performers in the match. He then followed that up with a flying double stomp onto Ray as he was being held up by everyone else.
Ray Rosas and Peter Avalon both had good performances in this match. They did some cool spots and had some funny moments in this. There was a good sequence with H.A.T.E going against Bateman for a bit. They seemed to work really well during their segment.
I wasn't really into the rest of the match. A lot of it felt kinda sloppy and the comedic timing off. Sage was the sole survivor of the match after eliminating Peter Avalon and Hot Young Briley. There was a badly botched spot where Briley went for a Fameasser, but his ankle looked to have twisted when going for it. Following that, Sage Sin hit a Code Red on Briley for the win. After the match, the faces entreated the ring to celebrate their victory. Rating: **
Final Thoughts First, about the production and commentary... The commentary team is a mixed bag. Kevin Condron can be good on color, but man, Louden Noxious is just awful. His name is pretty much the perfect way to describe him. He's loud and obnoxious. Both guys stepped over each other's words a few times, and it felt like there was no real chemistry between the two. This might be the meanest thing I'll ever say, but I really wish Louden Noxious never came to the SoCal scene.
The production could use a lot of improvements. I know Bar Wrestling isn't working with a huge budget. I mean, they're running in an American Legion over in Baldwin Park. Still, I know Joey Ryan could find someone capable of doing better production work for his shows. The white balance difference really hurt the quality, and it looked like one camera is filming in 1080 while the other is filming in 720. I like what Bar Wrestling is doing, but they do need to step it up on the video production.
As for the wrestling... I've watched all of Bar's shows so far, and it feels like it is still trying to find itself. It hasn't been able to top its debut event, which I felt was the promotion's best show so far. Bar 4, the event before this one, was probably the worst show they've put on and also looked like it drew the smallest crowd to date. The crowd for Bar 5 though seemed to be larger, and the card was much better.
Tanille Dashwood derrotó a Taya Valkyrie en el primer combate de la noche. Lucha corta y entretenida. Tenille se llevó la victoria con un Roll-Up agarrando el bañador de su rival.
- Doomfly (Eli Everfly & Deliah Doom) derrotaron a Ruby Raze & Jason Cade en una lucha en parejas. El equipo ganador aplicó una combinación de Last Ride y Spanish Fly sobre Cade para la cuenta de tres.
- Luchasaurus derrotó a Suicide en una lucha individual. Combate de 10 minutos con dinámica hombre grande vs. hombre pequeño y brawl fuera del ring. Luchasaurus se llevó la victoria después de aplicar una Chokeslam y un Moonsault para la cuenta de tres. Poco después, Luchasaurus bajó al ring para celebrar la victoria en el bar.
- PPRay (Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas) derrotaron a Kikutaro & Curry Man en una lucha de parejas. Enfrentamiento con mucha comedia por parte del japonés y Curry Man. Los heels consiguieron la victoria con un finisher combinado.
- Willie Mack & Scorpio Sky derrotaron a Brody King & Matt Cross en una lucha en parejas. Comabte muy igualado lleno de vuelos y spots. Mack aplicó el Spinning Piledriver sobre Cross para la cuenta de tres.
James Ellsworth salió al ring y quedó frente a frente con Joey Ryan. Ellsworth tomó el micrófono y realizó una pequeña promo dedicada a la entrepierna de Ryan. Más adelante anunció que pondría en juego su nuevo campeonato intergénero.
- James Ellsworth derrotó a Joey Ryan para RETENER su campeonato mundial intergénero. Lucha de 14 minutos descrita como muy buena. Los asistentes aprecieron una gran mejora y cambio en el estilo de Ellsworth en comparación a su trabajo para WWE. La acción estuvo igualada, pero Ellsworth terminó aplicando la Superkick para la cuenta de tres.
The Spirit Squad salió para hablar antes del main event. Mikey y Kenny anunciaron que Hot Young Briley haría equipo con ellos. El luchador salió vestido como un miembro más del stable y compitió bajo el nombre de Nicky. Por sorpresa, Tommy Dreamer apareció para unirse al equipo face y hacer del combate una lucha extrema con reglas ECW.
- Tommy Dreamer, Jeff Cobb & Brian Cage derrotaron a The Spirit Squad (Mikey, Kenny & Nicky) en el combate principal de la noche. Los asistentes disfrutaron mucho con este brawl lleno de golpes duros. Después de 10 minutos, los faces aplicaron una combinación de movimientos sobre Nicky, culminada con el Tour of the Islands de Cobb, para la cuenta de tres.
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Bar Wrestling 14: Pinkerton (2018)
Lots of "SCU" chants for Scorpio Sky here. The match started out with some really nice chain wrestling. Strickland would slow things down after the opening sequence and worked over Sky. Sky would mount a comeback and got some moves in. The match would even out with both guys exchanging some stiff strikes, and the match would go back-and-forth as it went on. Both guys would brawl on the outside where Strickland hit a double stomp off the apron onto Sky as he sat in a chair. It was pretty gross seeing them crawling on the floor during this match. It looked dirty as fuck.
Back inside the ring, Sky would bring the chair inside with him. Strickland would get the upper hand and went for a Top Rope Double Stomp on Sky. Sky would get out of the way, threw a chair in Strickland's face, and followed it up with a Big Fat Kill/Ace Of Spades combo. This was a really good opener. Both guys had a pretty good performance, and the match had some nice spots throughout it. SCU! Rating: ***
The Killer Baes (Heather Monroe & Laura James) vs. Kiera Hogan & Priscilla Kelly This wasn't good. Heather Monroe had a good performance, but that's the best thing I could say about the in-ring work in this match. Kiera delivered some arm drags on Laura, and Laura looked as if she didn't know how to take them. Priscilla and Laura licked each other in the middle of the match. After that, Priscilla Kelly rubbed her crotch and chopped Laura. On commentary, Christian Cole and Louden Noxious implied that they were both aroused. Good to see women's wrestling being treated seriously in 2018.
The Baes would get the win after hitting a Doomsday Device on Kiera. I was glad when this was over. It was sloppy and wasn't structured well. Rating: *
Brody King vs. AR Fox This started out as you'd expect. AR Fox used his speed advantage, and Brody used his size and strength advantage. The opening sequence seemed weird. Either there was a miscommunication or the stuff they went for seemed like a better idea in theory. Brody had a really good performance and held things together it seemed. His running cannonball splash as AR was laying across the middle rope was really cool.
Brody would get the win after hitting a Samoan Driver. Like I said, he had a really good performance in this match. I really wasn't blown away by AR Fox. He hit some decent spots, but his overall performance wasn't that good. This match wasn't bad, but it didn't seem to flow well. Rating: **
The Rocknes Monsters (Kevin Martenson & Johnny Yuma), Karl Fredericks, and Killer Kross vs. Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe & Luster the Legend), Eric Watts and Matt "Grimm" Basso Grimm/Basso (his name is listed as Matt Basso on Highspots and Cagematch, but he's called Grimm here) is an Australian who does a Viking gimmick. He had a fun sequence with Karl Fredericks to start the match off. The fans chanted "How You Doin'" at him because he looked like Big Cass. Watts and Kross would end up brawling outside of the ring, and it led to everyone in the match brawling in the crowd. During this, Fredericks and Grimm/Basso had a beer at the bar before they brawled again. The crowd brawling was really hard to follow. The action was happening all over the place, and the camera crew had a hard time keeping up. This might've been a fun match to witness in person, but it didn't come across well on film.
The match would head back into the ring where everyone proceeded to do moves. Thornstowe and Martenson would do a pair of dives, and Watts Chokeslammed Yuma from the middle rope and onto the other workers on the floor. Kross and Watts then had a sequence during the closing moments of the match. Kross' team would win after he hit Watts with a Saito Suplex, followed by a Swanton Bomb from Karl Fredericks. This wasn't bad, but the crowd brawling made this match hard to rate. Rating: N/A
Peter Avalon vs. Dan Barry vs. Kikutaro vs. Joey Janela The match started out with Kikutaro touching everyone's dicks. There was more comedy as the match went on. Eventually, the match turned serious for a bit, and Dan Barry hit some cool spots. The match would revert back to comedy again when Kikutaro was in control. He would end up assaulting the dicks of each man. This caused the other three workers to go after Kikutaro. After beating up on Kikutaro, all three guys went after each other, but eventually collapsed after the ball pain they suffered from thanks to Kikutaro became too much for them to tolerate. I can't believe I just wrote this paragraph.
The finishing sequence saw a cluster of spots and moves that ended with Peter Avalon hitting the Marti-knees from the second rope on Joey Janela to score the pinfall victory. This was a fun match. Kikutaro was hilarious as usual, Peter had a solid performance. Dan Barry was pretty fun in this. Joey Janela, well, he was in the match. That's the best I can say about him here. He's really boring when he's not taking stupid bumps or mutilating himself. Rating: ***1/4
Colt Cabana & Joey Ryan vs. Luchasaurus & Super Panda As the match began, Joey was about to tell Super Panda to touch his dick. Colt Cabana, doing God's work, called out Joey for having the same tired schtick in every match. After he was tagging in, Cabana busted an Amy Schumer and stole Joey's schtick. He asked Panda to touch his dick. Unlike Joey, Panda did damage to Cabana's dick when he grabbed it. I also can't believe I wrote that too.
Panda and Luchasaurus had a good showcase here and hit several double-team moves throughout the match. They worked a more serious style, while Cabana and Joey did comedy. Joey did his usual dick stuff, and Cabana did his usual spots. Cabana would also use Joey's dick as a weapon during the match. The finish was dumb, as Joey and Cabana put Panda on Luchasaurus for a Powerbomb, and Luchasaurus just held him there. Joey would then go on the middle rope and hit his dick move on Panda as he was being held up by Luchasaurus. Cabana would then hit Panda with a top rope splash for the win. This match was what it was. Rating: **1/2
Jeff Cobb vs. Eli Drake Before the match, Eli Drake grabbed the mic. Time for the Eli Drake Drinking Game. Here are the rules:
Take a shot every time Eli Drake starts off by saying "Lemme talk to ya." Take a shot every time he says "dummy." If he does his "E-LI-DRAKE" line where he over-enunciates his name, take two shots. Chug the bottle when he ends with "that is just a fact of life." I wrote this before in another review, but I have to write this again: People say Eli Drake is good at promos, but this shit was bad. It felt like a drawn-out amateur stand-up comedy set.
He does this promo about what he hates about wrestling. The fans then chanted "wrap it up." He called Cobb a "bargain-basement Samoa Joe" during his promo before he closed with his catchphrase. Chug the bottle.
After the ring introductions, Cobb grabbed the mic. Before he could talk, the fans pointed at a fan at ringside and chanted "HE'S YOUR SON!" As he tried to talk, Eli grabbed the mic from him and did the "you know what I hate about wrestling?" You know what I hate about wrestling? Hacky workers like Eli Drake who put on boring matches and cut shitty, unfunny promos. Cobb got the mic again, talked for a bit, and was cut off again by Eli Drake, who talked more. There were less than five minutes left on the video at this point.
Thankfully, Cobb would grab Eli as he was talking to start the match. Eli would get control early and worked over Cobb for some heat. Cobb then countered a Double Axe-Handle from the middle rope into a belly-to-belly suplex. He proceeded to throw Eli around and hit a nice standing moonsault. Eli would mount a brief comeback before Cobb countered an Air Raid Crash attempt. Jeff Cobb would get the win after moving out of the way of a knee drop, followed by a pin. What a lackluster match. This should not have been the main event. Rating: *
Final Thoughts The main event and four corners match were the best on the show. The eight-man tag was also a fun watch, but it was hard to rate the quality since most of the action was hard to see during the crowd brawling. Joey/Cabana vs. Panda/Luchasaurus also had some funny moments and was decent. The main event was a huge waste of time. If you're watching the show, I suggest skipping that. I mean, Jeff Cobb is great, but the main event was extremely lackluster. Everything else ranged from bad to average.
To watch Bar Wrestling 14: Pinkerton, check out check out Bar Wrestling on Pivotshare or the Highspots Wrestling Network.
I'm just gonna say it upfront: Marty The Moth sucks. His character is really annoying and his schtick is awful. He tries hard to come off as crazy, but instead he just comes off like a stupid goof. He seriously added nothing to the match. Aside from him, this was an okay match. I really couldn't get into the heat segment on B-Boy, which was most of the opening portion of the match. Once he mounted a comeback and the pace picked up, the match got better. Martenson had an exciting hot tag sequence that saw him flying all over the place. After that, there were a bunch of spots that included dives, and Watts hitting Sky with a Chokeslam onto the ring apron. Watts also did a Tope Con Giro shortly after. Following that, everyone hit their moves on each other before Martenson did a roll up pin on Marty The Moth to get the win for his team.
Watts has been showing some improvements lately, and a good performance here. Usually he's stiff (movement wise, not hard hitting) and robotic, but he seems looser and more relaxed in the ring these days. I thought he was the best worker in the match too. Aside from Marty The Moth being useless, this was a solid opener. Rating: **3/4 This started out with both guys working over holds and wrist locks. I don't think I've ever seen Brian Cage do this much chain wrestling in a match before. After the opening chain wrestling sequence, the decorative curtain that hangs from the ceiling of the American Legion in Baldwin Park was again torn down after Cage delivered a back body drop on Bateman. The fans chanted "Quinceañera" because they're wrestling fans. Interpret that line anyway you want.
Brian Cage did his usual stuff in this match. Lots of throws, slams, and suplexes. He and Bateman really meshed well with each other in this. The match had a good pace and had some fun near fall spots. Cage eventually won after hitting a Steiner Screwdriver that Kevin Condron called a "Falcon Arrow." This was a good match, and probably one of the best Bateman matches I've seen recently. Rating: **3/4
Fire & Nice (Chelsea Green & Britt Baker) vs. The Killer Baes (Heather Monroe & Laura James) This wasn't good. There were so many sloppy and mistimed moments. The match seemed poorly structured too. It had no real flow and wasn't very fluid. At one point the the Killer Baes hit their double team move with Heather applying a submission to Britt Baker. Chelsea Green ran in to save her partner by going for a senton to break the submission, but ended up landing on the mat instead of Heather. While this was going on, Laura James stood around watching her opponent attempt to stop her team from winning. Psychology!
Towards the end of the match, Laura James spat beer in the face of Chelsea Green after being kicked by Chelsea. After that, Chelsea ran to the announce table where you could see preparing for her next gag. As the Killer Baes were working over Baker, Green got on the ring apron doing some "I'm crazy" dance, and I cringed. After the distraction, Fire & Nice delivered some sloppy superkicks to the arms of Heather Monroe, and Britt Baker hit her with a sloppy looking Leg Lariat to the body, getting the win for her team. Again, this wasn't very good. Rating: *1/2
Joey Ryan vs. Hot Young Briley Before the match, Briley got on the mic and cut a promo. He talked about how he's going to the WWE Performance Center and is moving to Winter Park, FL. Then he talked about how he's doing one more shitty indy show and talked about how Vince McMahon and HHH don't like Joey Ryan. After this promo, he spat on some fans at ringside. There was a lot of stalling at the start of the match. The crowd kept getting on Briley for being Dolph Ziggler's brother as well. When Briley was trying to climb over the top rope during his stalling schtick, Joey kicked the rope into his dick. That was the funniest thing I've ever seen Joey do. Shortly after that, he went to Briley and said "Dolph Ziggler, touch my dick."
The match focused on Joey's usual dick comedy schtick, while Briley worked like an old school heel and kept doing HHH mannerisms. He even hit Joey with a Pedigree. Eventually Briley touched Joey's dick and did the flip. Joey then won after he put a lollipop in Briley's mouth, gave Briley a kiss, followed by a superkick. Kevin Condron kept trying hard to be funny on commentary, but he was just fucking annoying. He's been the absolute worst on this show. Louden Noxious sucks too. As far as this match, eh. It wasn't really much to get emotionally invested in. The real action happens after it. Rating: N/A (Not gonna rate this since it was a comedy match.)
Post Match Shenanigans Briley left his boots in the ring and bid farewell to the crowd. As Joey was in the ring, Hangman Page came to the ring. He got on a megaphone and called Joey a phony. Moments later, the Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes showed up. Page touched Joey's dick, Joey flipped him, and then Joey made him drink "piss." You can see this segment on "Being The Elite" YouTube.
Kevin Kross vs. Willie Mack The opening sequence saw both guys working over wrist locks. After that, Kross had the upper hand and worked over Willie's back and knee for a bit. Willie tried to mount a few comebacks, but Kross would maintain control. At one point, Kross would start punching Willie, and then Willie started to "Hulk Up" and hit a Stone Cold Stunner to get back into the match. Things started to even out later in the match, with both guys exchanging offense. Eventually Kross got the win after hitting a Saito Suplex on Willie Mack. The fans didn't seem very happy about the finish. The match was okay, but nothing special, and the finish fell flat. Willie had a really good performance, but this match was still pretty underwhelming. Rating: **
Taya Valkyrie vs. Tessa Blanchard This was the worst match on the show. Much like the other women's match on this card, this was sloppy and had several mistimed moments. The match structure didn't help things either. The best part of the match was Luchasaurus (who was in an arm sling) at the bar trying to get Tessa and Taya to get along. Tessa performed well, but it felt like Taya wasn't on Tessa's level athletically. There was a terrible strike exchange that ended with Tessa doing a botched neck breaker that Taya seemed to have mistimed. The only thing worse than the match was the commentary. Louden Noxious and Kevin Condron rambled annoyingly, and Condron called a Lungblower a Codebreaker. Hey East Coast, can you take your trash back?
Taya eventually won after hitting Tessa with the worst Curb Stomp ever. I'm not exaggerating when I say that. I know I'm going to get heat for saying this, but this match was awful. If two men had the same exact performance, people would be ripping it apart. Rating: *
The Luchas Brothers (Rey Fénix & Penta el 0M) vs LAX (Santana & Ortiz) This match was getting a lot of hype after it happened. Steve, who was at the show, texted me saying this was the best match in Bar Wrestling history. I'm usually skeptical of when people hype matches, but I have to say this is my early frontrunner for SoCal Match of the Year. I don't watch Impact Wrestling (or whatever the fuck TNA is called this month) so this is my first time seeing this incarnation of LAX. I came away really enjoying their work. Those guys need to come out to SoCal more often.
I will say that there was a botched spot and a couple of sloppy moments, but despite that, this match truly lives up to the hype. This was just a sprint from the opening sequence, with all four guys going balls out during the match. It also helped that the crowd was really hot for this. The match was also loaded with a lot of cool double team spots. It'd be really hard to describe most of the spots in the match. Most of the spots comprised of a handful of moves in a single sequence. I was really amazed at the high volume of moves that these guys were able to put into several spots.
The finish saw Penta hit a Package Piledriver on Ortiz with a double stomp assist from Fenix, followed by Fenix doing a dive to the outside on Santana. This was a great match. Aside from one botch, this was great. Lots of sick double team spots, and tons of exciting moments. Rating: ****1/4
Post Match Shenanigans Fans threw money into the ring, promos were cut, hugs were shared, and everyone embraced as the show ended.
Final Thoughts The women's matches were the worst matches of the show. There were too many sloppy spots and mistimed moments in them. Kross vs. Mack was pretty underwhelming. I like Willie, he usually has fun matches. Kevin Kross isn't bad inside the ring, but his matches are pretty dull. I don't get the hype surrounding him to be honest. He doesn't suck, but his matches aren't exciting to watch. The commentary for this show was atrocious as always. Louden Noxious and Kevin Condron are seriously awful.
The main event was easily the best match of the show and currently my front-runner for SoCal MOTY. Both the Lucha Brothers and LAX had a great display of tandem offense. They also had a good pace for the match. It was full of spots, and the fans were into it the whole time. That match is the type of match I I want to see when I'm watching pro wrestling. Exciting, fun, crazy, innovative, and full of action. It is everything that modern professional wrestling should be about. I suggest people check this match out.
To watch Bar Wrestling 10: March Of The Pigs, check out Bar Wrestling on Pivotshare or on the Highspots Wrestling Network.
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This started out with some comedy. Sky challenged Cage to an arm wrestling match while using Rick Knox's back as a table. Sky ended up biting Cage's hand to start the match and later hit a chandelier while doing an insane Tope Con Giro. Moments later, Sky went for a Blockbuster from the middle rope, but was caught by Cage in midair. Cage would then hit a suplex on him. Later in the match, Cage hit his suplex from the ropes into the ring spot on Sky. During this, Sky's feet hit a decorative curtain that was hung from the ceiling, causing it to fall. I fully approve of this sort of vandalism. The finish saw Cage hit Sky with several Powerbombs after a small botch.
This was a pretty fun opener. Outside of the small botch, both guys did great. Cage had some really impressive offense in this, and both guys played off each other's styles really well. The pacing was also good, and there weren't really any dull points in the match. Rating: ***
The Killer Baes (Laura James & Heather Monroe) & Brody King vs Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry) & Taya Valkyrie The crowd seemed to like the comedy spots in this. I wasn't into them though. I'm not into this brand of cornball comedy. The match itself was a mixed bag. There were several sloppy moments, and some good sequences. You had your usual spots, dives, and shenanigans in this. Bill Carr and Brody King worked really well together, and busted out some Lucha stuff when they went at it. They were the best performers in the match along with Heather Monroe. Dan Barry was solid as well. As for Laura and Taya, well...
Let's talk about everyone else instead. While Dan Barry is the type of guy who would do well in place like SoCal, I feel like Carr is so much better. Don't get me wrong, Barry had a good showing here. He had a good sequence with Heather at one point. Heather also had a good performance in this match. Brody and the Baes got the win here. This was an okay match. I feel like it would've been better had it been Brody/Heather vs. Team Tremendous. I really want to see Brody and Bill Carr have a proper singles match together based on this. I bet they'd have a great match with each other. Rating: **
Jeff Cobb vs. Luchasaurus This match. Fuck yeah. This match ruled. It was short but was very everything I love about pro wrestling. Two big, scary looking dudes doing crazy shit and Lucha sequences. Luchasaurus showed off some agility, and Jeff Cobb yelled "FUCK THAT DINOSAUR!" after delivering a German Suplex on him at one point. Cobb would later call Luchasaurus "Yoshi" when they were outside the ring. Cobb was actually cussing a lot during this, which made it more awesome. Cobb threw Luchasaurus around like nothing, which was awesome to see. We need more of this sorta shit in pro wrestling.
Like I said, this match ruled and it was only like 5 minutes. They did a nice Lucha sequence, Luchasaurus flipped around, and Cobb threw Luchasaurus around while talking some shit. That's all I need to be happy and satisfied. Cobb got the win with his Tour of the Islands finisher. Rating: **3/4 (I'd rate this higher, but it was pretty short. It still ruled.)
Tornado Tag Team Match: Doomfly (Delilah Doom & Eli Everfly) vs Janelope (Joey Janela & Penelope Ford) I heard a lot of hype regarding this match, and was genuinely interested in seeing it. Mainly because I wanted to see crazy shit. The match itself wasn't the best. I thought Penelope was kinda awful and sloppy outside of doing gymnastics spots. Eli and Delilah had really good performances in this match. They were the more polished performers here. Janela looked solid here, but he's not a guy known for being the most polished worker. He's more known for his crazy spots, and God bless him for that. Eli and Janela did a bunch of crazy shit together in the match. The opening portions of the match saw them both doing apron spots. Eli hit Janela with a flying DDT onto the ring apron, while Janela did a Package Piledriver on the apron to Janela.
The match started to get awkward at one point when Janela and Penelope spent several moments doing nothing while Eli was down. Things started to fall apart a bit after that until Delilah Doom got things back on track. There was an awesome spot where Janela hit Eli with an Avalanche Sitout Tombstone Piledriver. Later on, Delilah had Penelope in a Powerbomb position to set up Eli to hit a Meteora on Penelope. Eli would then go for a Tope Suicida on Janela, only to end up taking a nasty fall after Janela stepped to the side and slapped him. Eli and Delilah got the win after Delilah hit a German Suplex on Penelope and transitioned into a Camel Clutch to get the submission victory. While this match was somewhat sloppy (and had a really dumb spot involving Penelope doing a Canadian Destroyer on Janela by accident), it was still fun as there were some pretty crazy spots. Rating: **3/4
Billy Gunn vs. Hot Young Briley Before the match, Billy Gunn goofed off on the mic. He honestly wasn't unfunny (double negative) and played to the crowd really well. He assumed that there were no kids in the venue (probably cause he's on a show called "BAR" Wrestling) and wasn't going to do a disclaimer. He was informed that there were minors in attendance, so he did his disclaimer before doing the "SUCK IT" gimmick.
After that, it took 10 fucking minutes for either guy to do anything. It was mostly just them playing to a crowd that was trying to get itself over. Then they had a match that was mostly comedy. When they weren't doing comedy, they worked a basic match. Billy won with a Fameasser. The fans here were more into Billy Gunn than the fans at the NJPW G1 Special in the USA last year. He was more entertaining here too, but I still thought this match kinda sucked. Rating: *
Triple Threat Tag Team Match: H.A.T.E (Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas) vs. The Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy) vs. B-Boy & Willie Mack This match was a sprint mixed in with some character work from the Carnies. I'm really not into that shit and thought it was the weakest element of the match. Aside from that, this was a good match. While I don't care about the Carnies gimmick, they were solid in the ring when they weren't doing lame character work. H.A.T.E shined early on in the match and had a nice showcase. That changed for H.A.T.E though once Willie Mack hit Ray Rosas with a killer Pounce on Ray, sending him flying across the ring.
The pace of the match kept things from being slow. There were a lot of double team spots in this, which made for an entertaining match. The match structure was also pretty good, as all the big spots were spaced out well throughout the match. At one point, Ray Rosas hit a running Yoshi Tonic on Willie Mack, which looked really cool. H.A.T.E ended up winning the match after hitting a bunch of double team moves on B-Boy. This was a solid match. It wasn't the best I've ever seen, but still pretty good and on par with Sky/Cage on this show. Rating: ***
Joey Ryan vs. Candice LeRae This was Candice's final appearance on the independent wrestling scene. Since this was her last indy match, Bar got her niece (I think, not sure what the relation is) to ring announce again. Joey and Candice had their entrances shown, Candice had a streamer shower, and everyone chanted for her. Her and Joey also did one last "hot tag" spot for old time's sake.
After goofing off a bunch, the match started to pick up after Joey pie faced her when she didn't want to hit a Pedigree on Joey. The fans ended up turning on him after that. Joey had a comedy spot (that was legitimately funny) where he tried to argue he got a pin fall victory after two near falls. His logic was that he got a 4 count. Joey kept his pervert shtick to a minimum here. Maybe he realized there were a bunch of kids there.
The latter part of the match revolved around a bunch of ref bumps from Rick Knox, and spots onto Gummy Bears. The match ended with Candice hitting a Mustache Ride on Joey for the win. The match itself was pretty solid. They did a showcase of what they usually do, and it was good. Not much else to say. Rating: N/A (It was more of a novelty performance to give Candice a send off, so I didn't rate it.)
After the match, Candice brought her nieces into the ring to sing "Happy Birthday" to her mom. Then Joey got on the mic to talk about his friendship with Candice. They hugged and Candice said goodbye to the crowd to close the show.
Final Thoughts First the negatives. The production for Bar shows really need to improve. I've talked about it before, and it seems like no effort has been made to upgrade things. Commentary was also abysmal here. Condron wasn't annoying, but he wasn't good. Louden Noxious sounded like he was high on heroin. Both guys are usually bad, but they were worse on this show.
The last time I reviewed a Bar Wrestling show, I talked about how dumb it is for Joey and Bar to have minors at shows since it's a terrible look for them. I ended up catching heat for my views from various people. Our very own Steve even asked me about why I felt the way I did. He even offered his perspective as a parent.
Despite all that, my mind hasn't been changed on this. Look, my only issue is I don't want to see something happen because nobody thought shit through. I still believe it is a really bad look on a promotion called Bar Wrestling and markets itself towards drinkers of alcohol to have a show that allows minors. I truly feel it will open them up to scrutiny and would cause tons of problems if the wrong people (community activists, parent groups, Christians) got word of what was going on.
With independent wrestling becoming less fringe than it was before, people in the business need to start thinking about the possibility of shit going down. That's the reality we live in here in 2018. Even if it isn't someone bringing their kid to a show, it is only a matter of time before a Terry Rakolta type person fucks things up on the independent wrestling sce
There is no better way to start a Bar show than with a good ol' fashion inter-gender tag team match. This time, we've got the Bar favourites PPRay versus the unorthodox Darby Allin and the badass Pricilla Kelly. PPRay always delivers in terms of amazing wrestling and tons of fun with their amazing tag team chemistry. However, can any chemistry beat that of a husband and wife that we have in Kelly and Allin? It's hard to say. But the fact that both teams know their partners so well will make for an amazing match to get the crowd going. It also means that it's impossible to guess a winner because they're also both so different in terms of styles. The advantage may go to PPRay just because of the crowd support. However, never count out a pair as dangerous as Kelly and Allin because that's a bad idea.
Credit: Bar Wrestling Brian Cage vs. Andy Brown
Looking at this match from the get-go, it's easy to assume that Brian Cage will automatically have the advantage from the word go. Not only is he one of the strongest men in a ring, but he's also one of the most athletic. He's the perfect hybrid of heavyweight and cruiserweight. However, it's impossible to count out Andy Brown who is also so athletic and has been wrestling for a long time. With his frame, the best thing for him to do is to use it to his advantage and definitely avoid getting into a fist fight with Cage. Even with all the agility and athleticism of Brown, if you were to predict a winner, it would have to be Cage. But this isn't reflecting badly on Brown.
Credit: Bar Wrestling Heather Monroe vs. Tessa Blanchard
Bar Wrestling are renowned for their amazing female talent and this match is a perfect example! Heather Monroe and Tessa Blanchard are two extremely diverse athletes and completely different from each other. We've got Heather Monroe who's the perfect blend of agility and speed. Then there's Tessa Blanchard with more strength but similarly very quick. When you look at both competitors, it might be easy to say that Blanchard has the advantage over Monroe.
However, if you've been lucky enough to see Monroe, you know she gives her all to pick up a win. It also helps that Heather is as sneaky as they come and can use anything to her advantage. Even though the winner might not be as predictable as first thought, this is going to be an amazing match. It might also be the match of the night because of the calibre of both women and the possibility for a damn brutal match!
Credit: Bar Wrestling A Bad Girl & Her Dinosaur (Penelope Ford & LuchaSaurus) vs. Worldwide Underground (PJ Black & Taya Valkyrie)
As soon as this matchup got released, it was instantly intriguing. We obviously have the experienced tag team of Worldwide Underground with the Daredevil PJ Black and the strong Taya Valkyrie. However, after a change to the card, we also have the awesomely named A Boy & Her Dinosaur which is a team not seen before. Even though it looks weird, it completely makes sense in a bizarre way. They're different in styles with Penelope Ford being known for her athleticism and Luchasaurus who is crazy strong. But, they both have amazing agility!
This versatility makes them a formidable opponent for the experienced and extremely dangerous team of Black and Valkyrie. These two always work effortlessly as a team and know each other inside out, which is always a bonus. Because of this history and tag team experience, I have to give the win to Worldwide Underground. Both Black and Valkyrie are brutal and will use any means to win and that will always help in a match like this!
Credit: Bar Wrestling Joey Ryan vs. Brandon Cutler
You can't have a Bar show without at least one showing of the King of Dong style! However, after the recent beat ups on Being the Elite, can Joey Ryan hold his own without a bodyguard? If he finds it hard outside the ring, it's going to be even tougher when it's 1 on 1 against the veteran Brandon Cutler! Cutler is an amazing athlete that combines strength and agility perfectly. We then have Joey Ryan with a dong of steel and just an amazing repertoire of moves in his arsenal. However, his previous injuries and time off might reveal some ring rust.
Even though I don't doubt that the dick flip is coming out, will it be enough to keep Cutler down? It's normally easy to not count out Joey Ryan, but the advantage has to go to the agile and probably in better condition Cutler. But, Joey Ryan will put his heart and soul into this match and that's got to count for something.
Credit: Bar Wrestling RockNES Monsters (BHK & YUMA) & Watts & Ryan Taylor vs. DoomFly (Delilah Doom & Eli Everfly) & Jake Atlas & Tyler Bateman
Bar Wrestling are well known for their multi-man matches and what a way to end the show! On one side, we've got Bar favourites RockNES Monsters teaming with their friends Eric Watts and Ryan Taylor. On the other side, we've got the adorable DoomFly teaming with the amazing Jake Atlas and the unorthodox (and awesome) Tyler Bateman. With all of these different styles and personalities, it's definitely going to be a chaotic match! There are even completely different personalities within each team. It's hard to see which team has the advantage.
Both teams have tag team specialists with Yuma/ Big Hunky Kev as well as Delilah Doom/ Eli Everfly. When you put that with your veteran singles competitors, we're going to have some great lockups in the ring. Looking at all the amazing names, and Bar favourites, it's almost impossible to pick a winner or even who is going to be the crowd's favourite. Like a lot of the other matches, it doesn't matter how unpredictable it's going to be. All that's certain is that it is going to be an amazing match full of high flying, technical wrestling, and.
Bar Wrestling 33: Juiced (2019)
The sassy and strong Bar favorite Taya Valkyrie is back for another match. However, she's up against the newest AEW signing Kylie Rae, who's also making her Bar debut. From the get-go, this is definitely a huge clash of personalities and they are always the best matches. No matter how different the two are, their similarities come in their drive to succeed. Taya Valkyrie is probably one of the strongest and most badass women I've ever seen with a ruthless desire to win. On the other hand, although always wanting to get the win, Kylie Rae is so pure from her ring gear to the adorable personality! It seems like Taya could have the edge in a world she's so familiar with. However, the crowd will definitely get behind Kylie and sometimes that gives enough momentum to win a match!
Credit: Bar Wrestling Brian Cage & Ryan Taylor vs. Brandon Cutler & LuchaSaurus
At first look, this tag team match is the perfect combination of some of the best that Bar has to offer. We've got the extremely diverse athlete teaming with fellow Body Guy member Ryan Taylor. We then have our BFD (Big Friendly Dinosaur) LuchaSaurus teaming with the veteran Brandon Cutler. All four guys have teamed with their partners but also gone one on one with them in singles action and they've all met in some way with their opponents.
Sometimes this could be an advantage, knowing you partner and opponent so well. However, this isn't always the case. You never know when your opponent is going to throw something new at you or if your partner's going to try something different. In terms of who has the advantage, it's hard to say. However, just because of their tag history, especially in the Trios tournament, Cage and Taylor would get the win. That isn't to say that LuchaSaurus and Cutler don't have a chance, because they're both so damn talented!
Credit: Bar Wrestling PJ Black vs. Andy Brown
Both of these stars are so well known within Bar Wrestling, but this has to the first singles match the two have had. PJ Black is a world travelled star with such a diverse wrestling style that ranges from hard core offence to high flying off the top rope. This is very similar with Brown who also has this amazing range of offence under his belt which he can use against his opponents. Both guys are very similar in size, stature and style. This means that the crowd is going to watch a hell of a fight combining everything that fans love with no real clear winner until the very end!
Credit: Bar Wrestling DoomFly (Delilah Doom & Eli Everfly) vs. Tyler Bateman & Heather Monroe
When it comes to intergender tag matches no company does it like Bar Wrestling! This match contains four of the best and most loved wrestlers in the entire company in DoomFly, Tyler Bateman and Heather Monroe. Everybody already knows how amazing the chemistry is between Delilah Doom and Eli Everfly. However, the team of Tyler Bateman and Heather Monroe is definitely a team with two very different personalities but has so much potential! We've seen Tyler Bateman v Heather Monroe in the past, and this could work to their advantage. Both know exactly how the other works and can coordinate it to use their strengths against the well-versed team of Doom and Everfly. Between the two teams, we've got the magical DoomFly and the devious Bateman and Monroe. This clash in personalities is going to make for an amazing match with no real front runners.
Credit: Bar Wrestling RockNES Monsters (BHK & YUMA) & Watts vs. Joey Ryan & PPRay (Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas)
Whenever Bar Wrestling announces matches like these, it really does show how strong the tag team division is in this company. On one side, we've got the now well-versed team of RockNES Monsters and Watts and then you've got PPRAY teaming with Joey Ryan. Last time we saw RockNES teaming with Watts against SCU, it all got very vicious and showed a more aggressive side to the trio. It will be exciting to see what their attitude is going into this match against the much loved PPRay and Joey Ryan, who's still getting beat up. Whatever happens, it's going to be a proper tag team match with some amazing chemistry between the teams. Hopefully, we'll also see a dick flip or two as well!
Credit: Bar Wrestling Jake Atlas vs. Tessa Blanchard
When this match was announced, there was definitely a buzz! Tessa Blanchard is one, if not, the best female wrestler in the world today with her strength and power. She's also probably one of the best overall in the world. Jake Atlas is also one of the breakout stars of the last few years with his amazing speed and agility.
Looking at the two wrestler's style, it's definitely a clash but that makes it even more exciting. It may look like Blanchard will have the advantage over Atlas from her experience to strength. But, never count out someone like Atlas because sometimes that speed is all the advantage you need. No matter what happens in this match, there's going to be an amazing mix of styles. There's also no indication of the crowd favorite. Both superstars are so well loved and are just amazing at what they do in the ring.
The first thing that comes to mind when I see this team is that whoever this team faces better watch out! I've seen what chaos Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeau can do when they're in the ring together because, as well as both being extremely talented in the ring, they're both pretty sneaky and use all sorts of tactics to secure the win. Teaming with Rickey Shane Page who is probably one of the most fearless wrestlers that I've ever seen is definitely going to be a team that's hard to stop. You've got the brains, you've got the brawn and you've got the extreme all within one team and that's definitely going to put them at an advantage, especially against some of the 'sweeter' teams who are all about having fun and putting on a really great show. These guys are here to win and they're probably going to use every trick in the book to secure the win!
Credit: Bar Wrestling The Carnies (Kerry Awful, Nick Iggy and Tripp Cassidy)
If I'm going to be honest, I hadn't heard about these three guys before I saw the line up for this tournament, but sometimes that's more exciting because you don't have any expectations and can just enjoy what you watch. From the first glance, they look like a wacky group from the circus and that's already exciting and works perfectly with the name The Carnies. Also, from looking around social media, I've seen that these guys are a strong tag team with a lot of experience between them and this is going to give them the advantage against some of the newer teams or those who might have never tagged as a trio before. It will be interesting to see how they match up to some of the other teams, but they'll definitely be some of the most charismatic guys in the tournament.
Credit: Bar Wrestling Two Butchers & The Blade (Tyler Bateman, Pepper Parks and Andy Williams)
Like The Carnies, I don't know much about a lot of this team because I haven't really seen a lot of stuff from Andy Williams and Pepper Parks. However, as a Bar veteran, Tyler Bateman is someone I'm extremely aware of and is probably one of my favourite wrestlers with his unique personality and persona as well as his amazingly versatile in-ring ability. Yet, by looking at the promo picture on the Bar Wrestling Facebook, the three wrestlers look like a perfect combination of craziness which must be a reason for them being a team. As well as being aesthetically mad, it just looks like three guys who are fearless in the ring and are likely to do absolutely anything to win. It's going to be interesting to see how the crowds react to this team and we'll see how well they work together as a team!
Credit: Bar Wrestling WattsNES Monsters (RockNES Monsters and Watts)
RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma and Big Hunky Kev) have become a real Bar favourite since I started watching with their charisma, in ring ability and chemistry. Watts, who fights as both a solo competitor and as part of Wakanda Vice with Scorpio Sky), is a big man who's got the strength of someone his size but also surprisingly the agility of a cruiserweight with his ability to climb to that top rope with ease. Even though this isn't probably the most obvious teaming, by putting these three guys together as team, there's sure to be magic in the ring because of the experience all guys have between them and the differing styles.
Through RockNES's tag team ability, it's going to be perfect to go against those teams like SCU and High Risk Wrestling with strong tag teams in it and then you've got Watts who can counter the bigger guys like Body Guys, Willie Mack and wrestlers with a lot more size and weight than some of the other teams. As well as being amazing in the ring together, it's going to be one of the more charismatic teams and, after Bar 28, I'm even more excited to see what more this team can do.
This Real Deals from the get-go are a team that you can see doing very well in. You've got D'Lo Brown and Willie Mack who are both really big guys with a lot of muscle and strength, but who is also very quick for guys of their size. You've then got Andy Brown who is a much more versatile athlete with a mix of strength, agility, and speed. So, it would seem pretty obvious that, by putting these three guys together, then you're going to get a team with the perfect mix of everything fans love from wrestlers. It's also going to probably benefit them when going up against some of the more experienced tag teams, like SCU, because they're going to be able to play to their strengths and hopefully know which of their fellow team mates will be the best fit for their opponent in the ring. It's always exciting to see big, strong guys fight each other so if this team gets to wrestle the likes of Body Guys, then it will definitely be a great match to watch!
Credit: Bar Wrestling SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
This might just be a favourite to win the entire tournament and there's no doubt why. SCU is one of the best tag teams in the world and have been tagging for so long that their chemistry is second to none. Together, Daniels, Kazarian and Sky will be a firm favourite amongst the Bar fans with their infectious charisma and the fact that they're in the best town they've ever been too! However, as funny and charismatic as the guys are, you can't underestimate the talent amongst these three veterans and the combined years' experience probably outnumbers most of the teams. You've got the strength in Frankie Kazarian, the athleticism in Scorpio Sky and then there's the veteran Christopher Daniels who can do some amazing things with his in-ring IQ. I don't think there are many teams in this pack who I think could beat SCU, but they're going to have a tough match if they go up against some of the bigger guys like Body Guys and Real Deals. But I'm still betting that SCU is a major contender in this tournament and they're my pick to win!
If any of you read the Bar history piece released a few days ago, you know that Scorpio Sky and Tyler Bateman are two Bar veterans. This makes the match even more exciting, without even factoring in both men's style and charisma. Tyler Bateman is one of the most unique wrestlers in the business from his style to look. He has this rough and brutal style that will put you down in a second. On the other hand, we've got Scorpio Sky. Although part of SCU, he is such an accomplished singles wrestlers. Unlike Bateman's more strong style, Sky uses his athleticism and fearlessness against his opponents. Because of this clash of styles, there's no clear winner. It will all depend on the night and who gets the advantage earlier. However, no matter the result, it will be an amazing match that will get the crowd hyped
Photo/Bar Wrestling PPRay vs. Team Sea Stars
Team Sea Stars are two women that Bar fans may not be too aware of. Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo are going to be on a mission for people to walk out talking about these two amazing wrestlers. However, PPRay is not going to make this easy for the duo. Two of the most loved in Bar Wrestling, Peter Avalon and Ray Rosas don't hold any prisoners and put up a big damn fight against anyone they step in the ring with. With their charisma and tag team expertise, you better believe that they won't let some newbies take their limelight. But, if Vox and Exo can get the early advantage over Avalon and Rosas, they might be able to pull a major upset on the Bar veterans.
Photo/Bar Wrestling DoomFly vs. Los Luchas
It feels like this Bar show is inundated with amazing tag matches and this one is no exception. DoomFly are obviously two of the most beloved wrestlers in the entire company and Delilah Doom and Eli Everfly never cease to amaze fans. However, their opponents Los Luchas are quickly gaining popularity in Bar Wrestling after appearing on quite a few shows. This match is probably one of the most exciting matches of the night. This is because both teams have this really amazing, high flying and creative offense as well as this amazing chemistry with their partners. Neither team really has the advantage in this sense which just makes everything a lot more exciting. No matter who wins, it's going to be an amazing match leaving us on the edge of our seats.
#Preview: Bar Wrestling - Sashay Away Photo/Bar Wrestling LuchaSaurus vs. Watts
With Luchasaurus on a roll after signing with AEW, Eric Watts is going to be on a bid to stop that momentum. This is obviously a match of the big men. However, it's going to be nowhere near the conventional match you expect. We've obviously got Luchasaurus who may be huge but is also as versatile and daring as a luchador. Then you've got Eric Watts who's not only very tall but also an amazing athlete with a sneaky edge to him we've seen when teaming with PPRay.
Matches like these are always a crowd pleaser and the crowd is going to go crazy. With Luchasaurus and Watts, we're going to see some high-risk moves that shouldn't be done by men of this size. This is what makes it even more exciting. Even though both men are so talented, you have to maybe give the advantage to Luchasaurus who is on such a hot streak!
#Preview: Bar Wrestling - Sashay Away Photo/Bar Wrestling RockNES Monsters vs. Brandon Cutler & Andy Brown
It just seems like any combination of tag team matches in this company has the possibility to steal the show. RockNES Monsters are an amazing tag team who work in perfect harmony and can be a very hard team to beat on a normal day. However, their opponents Cutler and Brown are not an experienced tag team which makes this match more interesting. Even though both Cutler and Brown are strong singles competitors, that doesn't necessarily mean that they could work as a team. But, this match is going to be a lot of fun with a mix of styles. Yet, for the reason of tag team continuity, RockNES Monsters probably have the advantage but never count out a new team because two singles stars may have an automatic connection!
#Preview: Bar Wrestling - Sashay Away Photo/Bar Wrestling Joey Ryan & Taya Valkyrie & Sonny Kiss vs. Jake Atlas & Heather Monroe & Dom Kubrick
Is it really a Bar Wrestling show without a huge multi-wrestler tag match? This match is giving us two teams of amazingly strong athletes all loved by crowds in different ways. On one side, we've got the King of Dong Joey Ryan, the strong Taya Valkyrie, and the sassy Sonny Kiss. This team alone has a perfect mix of styles, strength, and personality that are a force for any team. However, the team of Atlas, Monroe & Kubrick is definitely going to put up a fight. Atlas and Monroe have teamed together a few times in Bar so have this chemistry. Team this with Kubrick and we could have a well-versed machine. It's almost impossible to pick a winner because both teams contain some amazing athletes. It's just going to a badass match and a whole lot of fun!
When this match was announced, it seemed like heaven! We've been given two of the most unorthodox wrestlers in the middle of an unorthodox company's ring and given them the chance to fight. We've first got Tyler Bateman who is well known and loved within the company. Then you've got Darby Allin who, although is not a Bar regular, is known around the world for his uniqueness. Both men have this daredevil style and also have been in the ring with some amazing stars from across the world. This makes this match something really to watch out for. Although we'll have the usual amazing wrestling from both men, maybe it'll get a bit hardcore and we'll see some chairs, tables and whatever else they can get their hands on.
Pickle Jar Hero Credit: Bar Wrestling PPRay v Los Luchas
After making a splash in a big 8-man tag match at It's Going to be May, Los Luchas are back again! They have shown their worth across the country with their high flying Lucha style and the way they can get the crowd behind them. However, with the much loved PPRay (Peter Avalon and Ray Rosas), it's not going to be easy to pick up a win. PPRay has had so much experience not only in Bar but across America as both singles and tag team specialists. Like many matches, this is going to be a clash of style with the Lucha style of Los Luchas and the more traditional tag team offense of PPRay. Even with both teams being extremely talented, PPRay may have the advantage with their Bar history and also their history as a team!
Pickle Jar Hero Credit: Bar Wrestling Shazza McKenzie v Taya Valkyrie
The women within Bar Wrestling are some of the best in the entire world, especially for Pickle Jar Hero! Matches like this really show the emphasis Bar puts on their female talent and the opportunities they get. This is also a matchup of major polar opposites in terms of both style and personalities. Most Bar fans will know Taya Valkyrie's strength and sass, as well as her ability to do whatever she has to do to pick up the win. Then we've got Shazza McKenzie who prides herself more on her agility and speed, but also honor. However, this doesn't mean that Valkyrie will walk all over the Aussie star. Sometimes matches with such different styles are so exciting because you don't know which way the match could go. Although both are such strong and able wrestlers, you may have to give Valkyrie the advantage with her Bar expertise and that ability to get the job done!
Credit: Bar Wrestling DoomFly (Eli Everfly and Delilah Doom) v Heather Monroe and Jake Atlas
The four wrestlers in this match are probably some of the best-loved in the entire company which will make for an amazing match! We've got DoomFly who is this perfect, cohesive unit who are just mesmerizing in the ring. However, Monroe and Atlas have teamed with each other on multiple occasions which means they've also got a great tag team chemistry. Because of this, it means that there is no certainty about who is going to win the match. However, what we can know is that it's going to be a high flying and daring match. All four competitors are so athletic and are not afraid to head to that top rope or do something crazy. So, we've got DoomFly maybe with the chemistry advantage but Monroe is sneaky and knows how to get the pin which gives her team the advantage. No matter what happens, it's going to be an amazing match.
Credit: Bar Wrestling Joey address's his future
Ever since Joey's injury and obviously the dispute between him and Lucia Underground, the futures been unclear for the King of Dong. So, Joey took to Twitter with some cryptic tweets and we've had this announcement to hopefully give us a better idea. Since that day, people do what they do best: speculate. Ryan hasn't helped this either with hints about contracts and brand new t-shirts. However, it does seem that some options are a bit more plausible than others. Whatever Joey Ryan decides to in the future, let's just hope that they let him use his dong for the greater good!
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The score was composed by Thomas Newman and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994, which was his first Oscar nomination. The score consists largely of faint piano music, and tremolo strings during more active or humorous moments in the film. The score's two main themes only appear two to three times. The prison theme, first heard in the beginning, is a four-note ascending line in the bass, which is developed and reaches its climax when Andy is standing in the river in the rain. The second theme represents freedom, and is first heard when the inmates are sharing beer, feeling like 'free men'. This theme does not reoccur until the final credits, and is then grander, with fuller orchestration. Zimmer himself has credited the score as the one "that has influenced everything the most", and stated that Newman expanded the harmonic palette of film score