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  1. There was a post about a few days back about how there was a student in one of the 101 intro courses at the Wrestlefactory who said they had previous neck injuries and Travis Huckabee who was running the class made this student do high neck bridges and was putting all of his weight on this students body while they did so. But Huckabee was still with the company. Ophidian last wrestled for Chikara back in late Feb, but he'd been all over their weekly show on IWTV and the main story arc of the last year of Chikara was the Crucible stable being made up on students that basically haze and beat up newcomers under Ophidian's command.
  2. Danielson has been one of my fave wrestlers since my interest was piqued by an article in one of the Apter mags on the 2001 Super 8 and I got a very average quality dubbed copy of that show, been a fan of his show ever since. That show was also my introduction to tape trading as well. One of my fave matches of his was on a show that hardly anyone saw, there's a touring company that runs in Australia called World Series Wrestling, that have bought many indy names to Australia over the last 15 years. On the 2007 tour, they had Danielson, Nigel and Aries at the peak of their powers, plus some randoms like Kidman and Kid Kash, the Friday night in Sydney had the Danielson vs Nigel match that was every bit as good as you'd expect. But on the Sunday night in Newcastle, about 110 miles out of Sydney they did Danielson vs Kidman where they just went at an absurd pace for half an hour and had one of my fave live matches ever in front of maybe 200 people. Not sure if it would still hold up as well, as I haven't seen it back since, but I remember it being a masterclass from Danielson, basically doing his arrogant dickhead ROH champion character to the absolute max.
  3. If anyone is interested in checking out Australian indies, one of the best companies in Australia EPW are releasing their entire video library for free until the live events ban in Australia is lifted. Add in promo code EPWSupport to take a look. Varied wrestling, good production and mostly logical storylines.
  4. Slex pretty much made his farewell from Australia last night, so i'm assuming his ROH debut is imminent. Will be very interesting to see how he goes, he's not the greatest talker, but "The Business" character works for him, he's not the tallest guy but he's built like a brick shithouse and looks the part and he can go. It's a weird situation, two of the major indies in Australia in MCW and PWA have New Japan connections through Fale, Robbie and Gino and they've been expanding into the Australia/NZ market, but ROH seems to be a target for some Australian talent and would probably help ROH out with new blood in return. Adam Brooks was mentioning having signed a contract late last year, but I don't see him in NXT or AEW, but MLW or ROH would be a fit.
  5. I'd forgotten about that too, the ropes broke when he was doing a springboard right?
  6. I did find it amusing that he listed Evolve as an example of an indy company "doing things right" in light of the things that have come to light about Evolve's business practices.
  7. Whole show is up now, the main event is a lot of fun too.
  8. My hometown's best indy are doing their biggest show this weekend and they've released this video individually featuring 4 of the 8 participants in the two night tournament, am genuinely curious to get the opinion of those outside the Australian wrestling bubble. I'm flying back home for the shows, am really keen to see how the weekend progresses, PWA is a really fun fed with almost a production line of very talented guys and girls.
  9. I agree with the golden opportunity bit, I wouldn't be surprised that the next tour the roles are reversed and Sydney gets the major show and Melbourne the house show.
  10. From being there live it was a smaller crowd than last time, as they'd closed off more of the bleachers and tried to put more of the crowd on the floor section. Bury getting the shot was great, he's a mainstay in the Melbourne indy scene and is a good dude. Ospreay vs Eagles should've gone on last, they just match up insanely well. The main event tag was fine, mostly the charisma of it's participants carried it but during the match a relatively big portion of the crowd started leaving.
  11. Mikey Nicholls is the man in question. Always thought he was a better fit for Japan than he ever was in NXT. I'm really keen to see Robbie vs Ospreay again, the two have great chemistry. Their match they had for PWA in Sydney last August is still the best match I have ever seen live, when they've faced off previously, they've always done something different stylistically each time, one match being just crazy moves, the other aforementioned PWA match being a lot less big moves and a lot more striking and submission based. I'm really keen to see how the match goes. Also, a lot of the guys who have been in the Fale Dojo in New Zealand who have graduated to NJPW Young Boy status are appearing on this show with Andrew Villalobos, Mark Tui and Michael Richards debuting on the Melbourne card while on Sydney the Filip Brothers make their debuts as well. Also, a lot of speculation that Slex who wrestled Okada for MCW and Switchblade on last years tour may be going full time for NJPW in the near future. Hopefully they get a decent sized live crowd, they have reduced the price on some of the remaining tickets in the last week to try and fill the venue, Festival Hall holds around 4000 at a guess. It's very cool that a venue with major wrestling history dating back to Jim Barnett's WCW in the 60's and 70's.
  12. Sabbath is really underrated, even by Aussie standards, just been doing smaller indy shows in front of kids and families for years, only really starting to break out on the national level in the last year or so for RCW. Baron is a guy who'll probably be better known in a year or two, he's still really new and hasn't really found his schtick yet. RCW as a company is very traditional in terms of characters and storytelling so it's probably the best place for a newish big guy to get better in Australia.
  13. Just got back from watching it about an hour ago, honestly I thought it was perfect. If there was another screening on nearby now i'd go and watch it again, I enjoyed it that much.
  14. Most recent match of Istria, I rate his work very highly.
  15. Istria is the goods, he's a guy who's flown under the radar for years, even here in Australia.
  16. PWA's most recent show from a little over a week ago. They had some issues with the hard cam so decided to release the show in full for free. PWA was my local indy of choice when I lived in Sydney and even now, i'd say they're the best indy fed in Australia. I'd be curious to hear what people think of this show.
  17. Big fan of Cara Noir, his work has always been great, even when he was Blackbelt Tom Dawkins. He's now found the character work to go along with it.
  18. Some more stuff from the Australian indy scene of late. One of Robbie's most recent matches and his first back in Sydney after his New Japan tour. For a guy who's mostly been a career underdog babyface, Robbie has really gotten into the Bullet Club attitude, a lot of his matches since his return has him being more aggressive, kicking opponents in the face and such. Tyler Payne is a really talented younger guy, he had spent some time in the Fale Dojo in New Zealand and is apparently off to be a New Japan Young Lion soon, this was one of his first matches after dropping his Chikara-esque masked gimmick. Fun match. Also, PWA have a 1 month free trial on their streaming service at www.pwaplay.com using the code #PWSLEIGH which is a good intro to what's currently happening in the Australian scene. From Kyle Fletcher's brief return back to Australia from the UK. Tommy Knight has been wrestling just over a year I believe and is the understudy of Jonah Rock. He's a bigger dude, just over 6' and probably close to 300lbs and has a pretty extensive shoot background. Fun match with Fletcher being the more experienced guy out smarting his opponent and using his height advantage, while Knight just keeps moving forward.
  19. One of my local indies had Ken Shamrock on a show last night. He didn't do much, but he was super over and took a nice bump into the guard rail in his match. I'm trying to think when the last time he was on a pro wrestling show, early TNA maybe? Now I want to see against PCO or Nick Gage haha
  20. I don't mind when Brody does some agile stuff, but when he does it all the time it comes off as really forced. On the flip side though, seeing him wrestle live in Melbourne for WSW's Australia tour, he totally lived up to the hype. Being Marty Scurll's tag partner, he cut down on the flippy stuff and just concentrated on chops, clubbing blows, kicks to the face and lariats, made him look like a monster. I wonder if being on a tour with Walter and Jonah Rock might've inspired him to start wrestling like his size more? Speaking of which, hopefully WSW will finally get their online distribution going better as Jonah vs Walter on night 2 in Melbourne was awesome and Robbie Eagles vs Aries in Sydney apparently tore the house down.
  21. Debut show for a promotion in Adelaide, Australia. Main event of Jonah Rock vs Hideki Suzuki is very good. Also, AJ Istria has an excellent match with Adam Brooks. Istria I think would appeal to those on this board who are fans of Drew Gulak, Tim Thatcher, Fred Yehi and such.
  22. There was all the attention on the WWE show in town obviously, but in all honesty the MCW show in Melbourne the night before was one of the best indy shows of the year. He copped a lot of a shit for his one off appearance at Wrestlekingdom earlier this year, but Gino Gambino is a fantastic pro wrestler, his title defense against Robbie Eagles had the hottest crowd of any indy show i've seen anywhere this year.
  23. That's from the Herald Sun, which is a garbage newspaper anyway. If they're not talking about football or pushing Rupert Murdoch's political agenda they're barely interested.
  24. I find it funny that punching Ronnie Radke makes a guy a heel. Punching that piece of shit in the face makes me want to cheer the guy, shit band and he's a shit person. Fuck Falling In Reverse.
  25. More Australian indy stuff, a relatively small fed in one of the most remote cities on Earth gets an amazing match later this year with Jonah Rock vs Low Ki.
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