Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lucha Underground - April 29th, 2015 Review

After last week left us with a serious MOTY candidate and unforgettable moment in the form of the finals of the trios title tournament, I'm pumped to see what's gonna happen next in the temple. The show begins with Dario basically going off on The Crew for disappointing him and losing in their impromptu entry in the trios title match. He says to never let it happen again.

1) Fenix vs. Killshot
Super exciting match to start the show. The action never slowed down and both guys impressed all the fans in the temple as the audience was rocking throughout the entire contest. We saw a number of dives, vicious kicks, and crazy manuevers in this high impact match up. In the end, it was a brutal piledriver from Fenix that put Killshot away. Extremely fun opener!

Match rating - **3/4

Backstage, Dario Cueto delivers two more quality segments as he talks with champion Prince Puma and thwarts off a "crazy fan" named Marti Martinez.

In the ring, a match between four men who were injured by the dominant Pentagon Jr got interrupted as Texano wreaked havoc on all the participants. He called out the guy from the crowd that attacked him last week to no avail. Although he never got any answers as to who he was, he certainly made a statement.

2) Cage vs. Hernandez vs. King Cuerno - #1 Contender's Match

Beyond Wrestling: King of Arts Review

After all the great things I've heard about Beyond Wrestling in the past year, it was only a matter of time before I checked the Rhode Island promotion out for myself. Whether it be the videos on YouTube or the live experiences that friends of mine have had there, I was sold on checking out Beyond a long time ago and considering the attention this particular event got, I figured it'd be the perfect place to start.

I decided to post this show review here on the main site instead of the DVD reviews section considering it's a more recent event as it took place on March 5th, 2015. With that small note out of the way, lets get into Beyond Wrestling's King of Arts event.

AR Fox hits the ring to open the show. It's clear from the start that he's a heel which was a big change considering he's so light hearted in PWG & elsewhere. Apparently a ref hit him at the last show after he tried to attack him. This leads to Fox demanding for the ref, Kevin Quinn, to be fired and he get his wish.

1) Team Pazuzu (Chris Dickinson, Jaka, Pinkie Sanchez, Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) vs. New York's Finest (Colin Delaney, Cherry Bomb, Dick Justice, Jay Freddie & Pepper Parks)
The names in this opener probably tell the whole story without you even having to read this review. There are so many different personalities and awesome atheletes that this was bound to be a super fun opener and that's exactly what this was. Jaka & Jay Freddie started things off with a nice exchange that featured a variety of strikes including what AR Fox called a "Kane throat thrust" on commentary. Pepper Parks & Cherry Bomb come in next to clean house on EYFBO then we get a comedy showdown between Supercop Dick Justice and Pinkie Sanchez. Dick pulls out his imaginary hand gun and Pinkie laughs it off until DICK JUSTICE SHOOTS A FAN IN THE BALCONY BAH GAWD! Pinkie falls to his knees and begs for mercy. I'm a sucker for good comedy wrestling and we got it here from those two. After these little square offs, things really broke down with everyone getting their shit in so to speak. The biggest spot of all was Pepper Parks suplexing Pinkie Sanchez off the top turnbuckle to the outside on all the other participants. This was your ideal opener as it was extremely entertaining and showcased action, comedy, and alot of characters all in one.

Match rating - ***

2) John Silver vs. Ryan Rush Galeone (w/ Jimmy Preston)

Monday, April 27, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw Review - April 27th, 2015 - King of the Ring Returns

To give you a little backstory, I didn't catch Extreme Rules last night and from what I've heard, I didn't miss much. Despite that, I'm somewhat looking forward to this week's edition of Raw. The announcement of the return of the King of the Ring tourney got me pumped so let's see if it delivered along with what's next for the WWE Title picture.

1) Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett - King of the Ring Tournament Match - First Round
Sigh. I had such expectation for this. We've seen them face off multiple times in the past year, but it's always entertaining. For that reason, I felt like this was the perfect way to kick off the King of the Ring tournament. Two of the hardest workers in WWE that truly exemplify what KOTR is all about. Well, this was fun while it lasted then it turned to nothing more than a sour taste in my mouth due to booking. Sheamus comes out to remind us all of the atrocious "arse kissing" we saw at Extreme Rules which ends up distracting Ziggler and costing him the match. I honestly can't think of a worse way to start a supposedly prestigious tournament than with a screw job caused by a distraction in the form of a picture of Ziggler kissing Sheamus' ass. I was pumped for this entire tournament, but the fact that they can't keep this thing clean and raise the prestige of it by letting these two go out and kill it makes me wonder why they even decided to do King of the Ring again. The action was good here though so it's worth a look. The ending will make you cringe though if you pay attention to little things in booking like I do.

Match rating - **1/2

2) Big E vs. Tyson Kidd

Saturday, April 25, 2015

WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Preview & Predictions

Pro Wrestling Truth's Extreme Rules Predictions

Extreme Rules is tomorrow and as I scroll through the card before writing this article, I'm shocked at how solid it truly is. I admit that I've gradually lost interest in Raw as the weeks went on after WrestleMania. It hasn't been bad however it's not been as good as I expected. Despite that, I think this PPV will deliver and just look at the card, it has potential to be the show of the year. So, for new readers, it's in these posts that I give my thoughts on each match along with my predictions. For long time readers, you know the deal - let's do this.

1) Cesaro & Tyson Kidd vs. Big E & Kofi Kingston - WWE Tag Team Title Match
Apparently this is going to be on the pre-show which is pretty bittersweet. It WILL get the show off to a great start, but it just makes you feel like these four will never earn a memorable rank. Then again, it's probably just because of how stacked this card is. Regardless, I think this will be a damn good match. Cesaro & Big E can deliver some stiff, hard hitting action, Tyson & Kofi can square off in some technical/high flying exchanges, and Cesaro & Kofi have great chemistry. Pair all that with how well both teams work together, particularly Cesaro & Kidd, this is bound to be a quality match. I fear that WWE may give New Day the belts as a way of continuing their character so I'm going to regrettably predict them to win. I'm still with you though, Cesaro & Kidd!

Who I think will win - Big E & Kofi Kingston
Who I want to win - Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

2) Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler - Kiss My Arse Match
What a stipulation. I honestly don't know what to make of it because I don't see anyone baring their ass in this day and age in WWE. One thing I do know though is that this will be a very good contest. I don't think there are two harder workers on the WWE roster than these two at the moment. They bring intensity and passion to the ring every single night and I think they will turn it up even more for this PPV considering it's Sheamus' first big match back. I see Sheamus getting the win here and continuing his dominance as he re establishes himself. However, I DON'T see the "arse kissing" taking place. I'm thinking Adrian Neville will interfere in some fashion to help Ziggler and stop the stip from taking affect. That will set up a Sheamus/Neville program for the next month or so.

Who I think will win - Sheamus

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lucha Underground - Fire in the Cosmos & Trios Champions Review

I've been off and on with Lucha Underground in 2015 mainly because I'm not typically home on Wednesday nights to catch the episodes. I try to catch it when I can though and as a result I've seen some of the best matches from this year such as the epic war between Mil Muertes & Fenix. With me being a few weeks behind and having a free Wednesday night, I decided to play catch up as best I could by tuning in for the replay of last week's show which is followed by this week's episode. In this post, you will find my thoughts on both episodes. The first episode is from last week and is titled "Fire in the Cosmos"!

Fire in the Cosmos - Lucha Underground - 4/15/15

1) Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo, & Hernandez vs. King Cuerno, Cage, & Texano Jr - Semi Final Match in the Trios Title Tournament
This was insanity! I had heard a lot about this particular encounter and it certainly lived up to expectations. This is the type of 6 man tag that you just don't typically get on free television. It's normally from promotions like Dragon Gate or PWG or sometimes ROH. UNTIL NOW! Lucha Underground brought the goods here in this mindblowing trios match that sold me on the idea of a trios title in a matter of minutes. If the rest of the matches from this trios tournament are as good as this one, I've definitely been missing something good. As I said in my one other LU review, I'm still familiarizing myself with some of the characters in the promotion so I can't do a lot of play by play in my reviews yet so I'll just say that this was absolutely crazy and a fantastic trios match. And while I am unfamiliar with a lot of LU stars, there were several guys here that I know well so I'd like to make a few comments on them. First off, seeing Hernandez back in a ring with the opportunity showcase his awesome abilities is really refreshing. He's another guy that I'm baffled that TNA just let walk away. His team mates are two guys that I also know very well and I think I can just sum up my thoughts on them by saying that they've taken full advantage of this opportunity in Lucha Underground and they continued that trend here by going all out. Must see match.

Match rating - ****1/4

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 20th

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 20th, 2015
#1 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-The multiple champion grabs his second #1 ranking in 2015 (3rd since leaving the WWE). The ICW, EVOLVE, DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate, DPW, and OCW Chamion defeated Grado and Jack Jester on 4/18 to retain the ICW Title and then defeating Jack Jester and Sabu on 4/19 to retain the title again. With a 2-0 record, his recent success and title collecting a few of those who had more wins than him on the week. He has won 10 of his last 11 matches outside of TNA, which is absolutely phenomenal considering the types of matches he’s put in week in and week out. What’s next for one of the best in the world?
#2 Daisuke Sekimoto-Five victories equals a very high ranking for the Big Japan bad ass. The Strong World Heavyweight Champion and 1/2 of KO-D Tag Team Champions; teamed with Yuji Okabayashi at BJW on 4/14 to defeat Hideyoshi Kamitani and Ryuichi Kawakami, then teamed with Hideyoshi Kamitani at BJW on 4/15 to beat Manabu Soya and Ryuichi Kawakami, then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi at BJW on 4/17 to beat Hideyoshi Kamitano & Masato Inaba, then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi on 4/18 at BJW to defeat Atsushi Maruyama & Shinobu, and then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi & Yuko Miyamoto on 4/19 at BJW to beat Hideyoshi Kamitani, Kazuki Hashimoto & Ryuichi Kawakami to go 5-0 for the week. Even with the multiple victories, it wasn’t enough to grab the #1 spot, BUT keep in mind, they were all tag victories. A few single victories and he’ll be right back into contention for #1.
#3 Davey Richards (@RichardsWesley)-Nice to see the former ROH World Champion return to the Indy Power Rankings after being away from “the indies” last year and not garnering a ranking or a spot in the IPR 100. On 4/17 he defeated Johnny Gargano at EVOLVE, then defeated Trevor Lee at EVOLVE on 4/18, and then teamed with Roderick Strong to defeat Team Tremendous on 4/19 at 2CW to go 3-0 on the week. Davey Richards was the poster boy for the indies a few years ago. With this ranking, might he be returning to that spot in the future?
#4 Jun Akiyama-A 4-0 week gets this Japanese star a ranking in the Top 10 for the very first time. Hard to believe someone who has been as good as him has not made the Top 10 before, but this week was a truly special one for him. He defeated Kenso at AJPW on 4/13, then teamed with Sushi on 4/17 to defeat Kotaro Suzuki & Yohei Nakajima, then defeated Zeus on 4/18, and then teamed with Takao Omori & SUSHI at AJPW on 4/19 to beat Kento Miyahara, Kotaro Suzuki & Yohei Nakajima to wrap up a flawless week in Japan.
#5 Victor Andrews (@Im_MrEverything)-You may have seen him a lot in tags previously, but this is actually his first official ranking in singles. The NSW Social Media Champion and 1/2 of PWF Tag Team Champions teamed with James Anthony at PWF on 4/17 to defeat The Geordie Bulldogs to retain their PWF tag titles, then defeated Chris Taylor at NSW to retain the NSW Social Media title on 4/18, and then defeated Ricky Kelly at PPW on 4/18 to go 3-0 for the week. While it was his partner James Anthony that got much of the singles success last year, perhaps 2015 will be owned by Victor Andrews. GREAT first ranking for him.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Miscellaneous Match Reviews - Epic Encounters from the Early/Mid 2000's

This month's edition of Miscellaneous Match Reviews brings us to a series of bouts I'd like to consider "Epic Encounters of the Early/Mid 2000's." I didn't choose these matches specifically for this category, I just went through certain matches I already had reviewed that I felt like would fit under this billing. Included are the five star classic between Kobashi & Misawa from NOAH in 2003, the infamous 90 minute long match between CM Punk & Chris Hero in IWA Mid South, and even a Hell In A Cell Match between Batista and Triple H.

1) Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa - NOAH - 1/3/03

I've heard so much about the series of matches between these two and this bout in particular. So much so that I skipped ahead on my Best of 2000's set to watch it and I'm extremely glad I did. Things started off with both men basically trying to be the first to hit a back drop driver. Misawa countered out of Kobashi's first attempt with a body press into a pin attempt. The two traded various locks before Misawa nailed a back drop driver out of nowhere to gain the advantage. I loved how they built that up. Only five or six minutes in and I'm already digging this match. That one manuever gave Misawa the momentum and he began throwing caution to the wind by hitting multiple high flying moves and dives off the apron onto Kobashi. You could tell that Misawa would do anything to win here. They spilled back into the ring where Misawa continued to wear Kobashi down with submissions and strikes. Kobashi would get the advantage back however by pushing Misawa off the apron onto the ringside railing which left him with a bloody mouth. Kobashi was like a shark that smelled blood in the water as he slid to the outside and hit a vicious half and half suplex on Misawa on the floor! That leads us to the next little thing that I loved about this match. From that point on, the focal point of Kobashi's offense was the neck and head of Misawa. Whether it was elbows to the back of the neck, a DDT on the entrance ramp, a variety of submissions such as a sleeper hold & a full nelson, back drop drivers and various suplexes, everything was directed towards the neck/head that Kobashi injured on the outside during his assault on Misawa. After some time on top, Kobashi would eventually lose the advantage and this would become a back and forth affair with both men throwing EVERYTHING they had at one another. It was absolutely epic to watch. The most astounding moment of this exchange came when Misawa hit a dragon suplex on Kobashi OFF THE ENTRANCE RAMP! This isn't one of those little entrance ramps either, this is one that was a good four or five feet off the floor. I have no idea how Kobashi survived that much less kick out of it like he ended up doing. It left me speechless. The faces on the people in the crowd told the whole story as nearly everyone stood with their jaw dropped as these two continued to battle. I won't spoil who won because this match is on YouTube therefore I included it above and I want you to see it for yourself because it's an awesome bout. Five star classic!

Match rating - *****

2) Ryuji Yamakawa vs. Tomoaki Honma - Barbed Wire Board/Spiked Nail Death Match for the Big Japan Heavyweight Title - 1/2/2000

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw Review - April 13th, 2015

Taped Raw's from London are usually a bittersweet affair. The crowd is always hot, but if you spend much time on social media, you'll likely run into spoilers. Whether it's a troll posting them to be funny or you see the link to them and can't resist, it's hard to go into a show like this without knowing what's going to happen. However, I managed to do so last night for the first time. Despite not having any clue what was going to happen, I still couldn't get fully invested in the show because it was taped. I'm starting to think that's why Smackdown has such a stigma. It's so much easier to gain viewers when something is live and happening as you watch.

None the less, the show kicked off in fun fashion with John Cena's US Title Open Challenge. As I've stated previously, it's easily one of my favorite things in all of wrestling at the moment. A fifteen minute Cena match every week? That's something I'm all in for because he simply can't have a bad match. This week he went to battle with hometown guy, Bad News Barrett who got his biggest pop since he returned on the Raw after Mania last year. As you'd probably expect, this was a great match to get the show going. The crowd was hype which made the close falls feel epic and the action feel more meaningful. Cena sold the bullhammer unbelievably well here and also continued to showcase his innovative offense by breaking out the springboard stunner once again. BNB kicking out of the AA, which doesn't happen often, was a nice touch as well.

After this the show really began to settle down. I admittedly missed the Divas Battle Royal because those are usually a disaster. I did catch the Naomi attack though and I'm kind of confused by it considering The Usos are babyfaces. Who knows, maybe they will return as heels and we get some sort of family stable along with Roman Reigns to play off the rumored disgust that his family had over his Mania loss. Also during this part of the show, the Lucha Dragons had another fun showcase against The Ascension. Hope WWE is prepping them to challenge Cesaro & Kidd on PPV because that's bound to be a MOTY candidate.

Roman Reigns did an in-ring interview with Booker T during the final part of the first hour and it honestly went well. I think he's finally found his voice and while the promos he delivered still sound rehearsed and corny with the typical cheap pops similar to how Cena used to do, it's better than the extremely forced stuff we've gotten from him in the past 6-8 months. The involvement of Big Show here is something that I didn't expect to enjoy, but I did. Their feud is stale and they've wrestled a ton this year however this segment was very good, in my opinion. It wasn't dull or boring. Reigns did his thing, Show delivered another heat garnering promo, and then the post-match assault was one hell of a visual and for the light hearted, made for some extremely funny jokes as Big Show somehow managed to climb on top of a car without falling off/through it.

When Orton/Cesaro was announced, I was beyond pumped because I knew it would rule. Their match last year on Smackdown is a gem and considering Cesaro won it, I figured we'd see Orton get his win back here. Turns out I was completely wrong and we got our first bad occurence of the evening. Firstly, this became a handicap match. That alone is a negative, but to make things worse, we witnessed the TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS LOSE A HANDICAP MATCH WHICH WAS IN THEIR FAVOR. No logic.. AT ALL. I don't have much else to say about this because it was really a letdown for me and the careless booking was just meh. Cool RKO spot here though which made the audience pop.

Then came time for Rollins/Kane which was originally supposed to be Rollins/Ziggler. I was bummed we didn't get the original singles encounter although I was optimistic about this segment because Kane is just gold at what he does (and Rollins too of course). Therefore, this was pretty hilarious. Kane's facial expressions told the entire story and him taking out J&J was fun for all. Kane chokeslamming Rollins then laying down for him anyway made me laugh very hard even though it didn't make alot of sense. I can't really complain though because I enjoyed this and it did what it set out to do.

The disappointment that came with Rollins/Ziggler not happening was made up for by Dolph facing Adrian Neville instead. Jeez louise, this was another awesome performance from Neville that once again reaffirmed by confidence in how he will do on the main roster. 450 splash off the barricade, a beautiful moonsault, the handsprings, red arrow where he lands on his feet, his selling of Ziggler's DDT - A++++++ stuff from Neville here. Ziggler delivered on his end as well and as you may expect, this was a great match. Sheamus' attack afterwards was intriguing and makes me glad because it looks like we're gonna see Neville in a somewhat relevant story. The midcard is super hot right now and this is one of the reason's why.

The Ambrose/Luke Harper story that began on Smackdown a few weeks ago got some continuation last night as we saw Ambrose attack Harper after his match with Ryback. It was simple yet effective as the crowd will pop for just about anything Dean does. Not anything must-see, but I'm glad they touched on this during the show.

The closing segment was pretty basic and went as many expected however that's not something to really complain about because as WWE has shown us in the past, things could be much worse. The stipulations are set for Extreme Rules. Rollins/Orton in a cage with the RKO banned. Can't wait to see that Phoenix Splash off the cage ;) - I kid, I kid.

Overall, I felt like this week's Raw was a step down from last week's. It wasn't a disaster however it felt like it could've been better. BNB/Cena, Neville/Ziggler, the Reigns segment, and both Rollins segments are the stuff I'd check out if you missed it. Despite the fact that I got bored at several points during the show because we got a few really short matches and stuff I just wasn't interested in, there were still several things that I listed above which had me glued to the screen. Solid episode of Monday Night Raw.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

ROH TV - Supercard of Honor IX Showcase Review (Liger-Lethal ; Briscoe-Joe)

For nearly the past month, I've had the displeasure of missing ROH TV. The guide on my television tends to be misleading as it would claim it was airing twice, then it would only air once, at a time I wasn't around to view it. None the less, despite missing O'Reilly/Joe, a match I was dying to see, I got back on track this week and I think it was a fantastic time to do so. This week's episode features matches from Ring of Honor's WrestleMania weekend event, Supercard of Honor IX. The first being Jay Lethal defending his TV Title against Jushin Liger and the second being Samoa Joe challenging Jay Briscoe for the ROH World Championship. It's a star studded show to say the least!

1) Jay Lethal (c) vs. Jushin "Thunder" Liger - ROH World Television Title Match
I was extremely excited for this one. In fact, headed into this episode, I was looking more forward to it than the main event. After his series of matches with ACH, I truly realized how phenomenal of a performer Jay Lethal is. I know that sounds weird considering he's been wrestling way longer than ACH, but I think this heel gimmick has really brought out the best in him as a character since his return to ROH. His run as TV Champion is currently one of my favorite things in wrestlings and seeing him go against a legend like Liger was just really cool to see. This match actually surprised me in that it had more action than I expected. I'm not saying that I doubted these men would deliver in that aspect, I just expected a more conservative bout and while it could fall under that category, they also delivered some great exchanges and counters. Some of these include Lethal going for the Lethal Injection only for Liger to nail him with a palm strike in mid-move and also Liger catching Lethal mid-dive and nailing him with a brainbuster on the floor. Both of these showcased the veteran insticts of Liger and also proved fans with a mark out moment. These were also two of my favorite parts of the match. The only thing I kinda disliked here was the cheap ending. They provided us with such a good match and I felt like that wasn't needed. However it didn't completely ruin it and it made storyline sense so all in all, this was the good stuff you'd expect from these two here.

Match rating - ***1/2

2) Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Samoa Joe - ROH World Championship Match

Thursday, April 9, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw Review - April 6th, 2015

Last week, WWE reinvigorated my interest in their product with a fantastic WrestleMania and week to follow. It was unpredictable and the match quality was high. From Mania to Raw to Smackdown it was all great stuff. The big question headed into this week's show was whether or not they could keep up the momentum. I, for one, was still hyped just off the fact that we would get to see Neville and Lucha Dragons compete. With the already stacked roster of Bryan, Cena, Rollins, Orton, Cesaro, Kidd, Ziggler, Harper, Ambrose, etc. The dream matches are endless. None the less, let's get into this week's episode of Monday Night Raw.

Opening Segment - Rollins/Orton confrontation and Announcements
The opening segment was basic, but pretty enjoyable. Rollins is solid enough on the mic to keep you interested and the humor with Kane & Show is something I've always found funny. Orton's involvement added to the interest as well. Then came the match announcements. I dug the idea of Orton/Ryback/Reigns as the main event with the winner becoming number one contender however I didn't like the idea of them all competing in singles matches prior to that. It just seems like overkill and all but guarantees a short main event. So, this accomplished what it set out do however it wasn't neccessarily exciting as it led to a match between Orton & Kane. I give it a C+.

Segment rating - C+

1) Randy Orton vs. Kane
This didn't last long at all thankfully. These two have had good matches in the past, such as at Extreme Rules in 2012, but in 2015, I have no interest in seeing them wrestle each other. Some complained at the DQ finish which baffled me considering they also bitched about this match taking place. Regardless of that, this was well booked and a good decision by WWE with deciding that this wasn't worthy of alot of time.

Match rating - **

2) Seth Rollins vs. Adrian Neville

Friday, April 3, 2015

March 2015 - Month in Review

WWE Superstar of the Month - Seth Rollins (WWE World Heavyweight Champion)

After what took place at WrestleMania, who else could this award go to? NO ONE. Rollins has been the workhorse of WWE for quite some time by delivering quality television every single week and it all paid off just days ago when he cashed in his Money in The Bank briefcase in the main event of WrestleMania. The future of the WWE took his crown by defeating Roman Reigns & Brock Lesnar to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It's a moment that won't soon be forgotten as it sent shockwaves through the wrestling world. This is Rollins' second time winning Superstar of the Month and I have a feeling it won't be his last. At this rate, he'll be looking at the Wrestler of the Year award come December. Congrats to Mr. Rollins on another groundbreaking month!

Last month's winner: Roman Reigns

Independent Wrestler of the Month - Tommy End (WXW, Evolve) (@TommyEnd)
Calling fans of Chris Hero, Kyle O'Reilly, & Drew Gulak! Give Tommy End a look and I guarantee you'll be hooked. His work this month proved to me that he's without a doubt on the rise on the Independent Wrestling scene. To start the month, his return to PWG was announced as he will face Chris Hero on April 3rd. End first wrestled for PWG in 2007 during their tour of England so while he's not technically new to PWG, this will be his debut in Reseda which is completely different ball game and a huge accomplishment. The middle of the month saw Tommy enter WXW's prestigious 16 Carat Gold Tournament where he defeated former TNA World Champion Chris Sabin, Andrew Everett, Axel Dieter Jr, & Absolute Andy to win the tournament. To close out March, he began his tour of the United States by debuting for EVOLVE/WWN Live in several impressive efforts against the likes of TJ Perkins (TNA's Manik), Biff Busick, & Drew Gulak. This was without doubt one of the biggest months in Tommy End's career thus far and his year looks to only get better from here.

Last month's winner: Josh Alexander (Alpha 1, AIW, AAW, PWG)

TNA Star of the Month - Spud (X Division Champion)