The next two Lucha Libre USA events are happening on Feb 19th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque, special guests of the night are ODB and L.A. Park ( the original La Parka) and Feb 20th at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah Special Guest L.A. Park. More information available on our facebook page facebook.com/maskedwarriors
This Sunday afternoon, February 20th, the CHIKARA gang rolls back into The Palmer Center of Easton, PA for a show we're calling "Clutch of Doom!" Be there live as we present these 8 electrifying bouts:
~A QUEST FOR REDEMPTION!~ Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Tursas
~ONE ON ONE!~ Jigsaw vs. Tim Donst
~4 CORNER ELIMINATION TAG MATCH!~ The Osirian Portal vs. Los Ice Creams vs. 3.0 vs. Daizee Haze & Delirious
~LADIES SQUARE OFF!~ Sara Del Rey vs. Madison Eagles
~TERRIFYING TRIOS TANGO!~ UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked & Frightmare vs. Obariyon & Kodama & Kobald
~FIRST TIME EVER!~ Eddie Kingston vs. Max Boyer
~SINGLES ACTION!~ Ophidian vs. Icarus
~POINTS IN PLAY!~ The Throwbacks vs. The UnStable
Tickets & directions available here: http://www.chikarapro.com/feb-20-2011.php
Season 10 begins here:
"Caught in a Cauldron of Hate" 2.19.2011 - Saturday Evening Live @ The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc. 100 Madison Ave. in Reading, PA! The action starts @ 7:00 pm!
"Clutch of Doom" 2.20.2011 - Sunday Afternoon Live @ The Palmer Center 4100 Green Pond Road in Easton, PA! The action starts @ 4:00 pm!
"Operation Big Freeze" 3.12.2011 - Saturday Evening Live @ The Campbell Street Center 600 Campbell Street in Williamsport, PA! The action starts @ 7:00 pm!
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According to reports from last nights WWE Smackdown tapings, WWE Diva Michelle McCool is currently injured. McCool joined the announce team during Maryse & Layla vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres and was wearing a cast on her ankle.
Former TNA Knockout champion OBD made her return to TNA Wrestling at last night's taping (air date 2/24) to answer Madison Rayne's open challenge. ODB was last seen in June when she left TNA Wrestling citing unhappiness as her reason for leaving.
1. Gunner and Murphy beat Eric Young and Orlando Jordan.
2. Crimson beat Magnus.
Ric Flair came out and got some some mic time. He called out A.J. Styles, called out the women in the crowd, and referred to himself as a god. Styles's music hit and as he came to the ring. Flair said when he's in town, Fortune doesn't move without his say. Basically, they are showing Fortune acting without Flair knowing.
Flair said he showed A.J. how to be a man and will now show him how to respect. Styles attacked Flair. Hernandez ran in to help Flair after lots of back and forth. Styles did a damn good job while not not having Fortune there to back him up. Fortune finally came out to help. Hernandez tried to leave through the crowd and was stopped by Matt Morgan. Fortune's musics hits as they left.
Madison Rayne came out. They said it's a non-title, open invitation match. Madison bleeds outs ears on the mic saying she has beat everyone TNA has thrown at her. ODB's music hit, and Madison looks like she saw a ghost.
3. Madison Rayne beat ODB. ODB started the beat down on Madison, but Rayne made her way on top with a roar of boos from the crowd and got the win.
4. Mr. Anderson defeated Kurt Angle and RVD in a three-way to become No. 1 contender to the TNA Title. Angle and RVD started by laying into Anderson after RVD got done pounding Anderson in the corner. Angle went for a running spear toward Anderson, which missed and Angle went flying out. Most of the match was back and forth with one wrestler always knocked out of the ring.
RVD seemed to be on top most of the match. At one time, both Kurt and Anderson were down on the mat. RVD was going for a frog splash, but Angle ran up and suplexed him out of the ring. Angle went for the ankle lock on Anderson while RVD was out of the ring. The wedding march song hit. Jeff and Karen Jarrett came out while Angle looked on. Anderson slammed Kurt down for the three count. Anderson won and became No. 1 contender.
TNA Xplosion taping
1. Douglas Williams beat Robbie E. A good match. Robbie seems to be getting better, but he has to work on his mic skills. Williams picked up the win with crowd cheers.
2. Angelina Love beat Rosita. Earl Hebner came out to a mix of cheers and boos, but it turned to all cheers when he pulled out a pair of DVDs to throw to the crowd before the match.
Opened with a video package commemorating the show's history through 599 episodes.
We head right into our first match, which is the 12-person tag match. Each wrestler got his own entrance, which made the whole thing take forever. Heel team was Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, CM Punk, Kane, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus; face team was John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Edge, R-Truth and John Morrison. Rey spent probably more than half the match getting beaten down, but finally tagged out. A free-for-all between the teams resulted in every guy hitting his finisher on someone. Rey hit a double 619 on McIntyre and Ziggler, allowing Edge to come in and spear Ziggler for the pin. As Edge celebrated in the ring, Vickie came out, said he is not the champion, accused him of taking out Teddy Long, and then fired him. She reminded us that Dolph will be coronated as champion later in the show.
Following a recap of Rey Mysterio breaking Cody Rhodes' nose a few weeks ago, we go to Todd Grisham interviewing Cody somewhere in an "undisclosed location." Cody, wearing a clear protective face mask, said his doctors have approved him to travel, and he will be back next week to make an announcement.
The divas were up next, as Eve and Beth Phoenix took on Layla and Maryse (with Michelle McCool on commentary). Maryse started the match by offering a handful of cash to Beth if she'd go to the back. Beth slapped the money away, then went to work on Maryse. Before long, Michelle turned up on the apron to distract the referee, allowing a double-team that resulted in a pin for the heels.
Next match was Kofi Kingston vs The Miz. Back at Wrestlemania VI, the WWF champ vs the IC champ was the main event; nowadays, the matchup apparently just gets thrown into the middle of a free TV show, with no build or anything. Not a bad match. Kofi was on the verge of winning, but Alberto del Rio came to ringside to distract Kofi, allowing Miz to sneak up from behind and hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the win. Afterward, as Kofi lay on the mat, del Rio came into the ring and stood over him, putting the badmouth on him before leaving without anything physical happening.
The tag titles were on the line next, as Santino and Kozlov defended against Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater. The rest of the Corre came to ringside shortly after the match started. Santino hit the cobra, and Corre hit the ring. The ref DQ'd the Corre team, but the beatdown continued until the Big Show came down and cleaned house. Ezekiel Jackson teased getting into the ring with Show after everyone had been thrown out, but instead retreated to the back.
Crew members set up a red carpet inside the ring, meaning it was coronation time. Having come to the ring together, Vickie presented Dolph with the belt, but as he walked around the ring showing it off, Teddy Long suddenly appeared at the top of the stage. After coming to the ring, Teddy confronted Vickie, who repeatedly denied any involvement in his attack. Finally, she confessed by blaming it on Dolph. Teddy said he is back, and was immediately not only rehiring Edge, but giving him an immediate title match.
The match itself was good but fairly short, with Edge hitting the spear out of nowhere to pick up the pin. As he celebrated, Teddy Long came back out, and announced that Dolph Ziggler was officially fired.
Edge grabbed the mic, saying that he was on the first episode of Smackdown, and now won the championship on its 600th installment. He led the crowd in a "Hey Hey Hey Goodbye" singalong for Dolph, who went to the back as confetti poured down from the rafters. Presumably this is where the TV show will end.
Having gone to the back moments earlier, Vickie came out again and demanded an immediate rematch for Dolph. Teddy came back out and had four "security guards" (including indy wrestler Joey Ryan) escort Vickie out. Dolph refused to leave, so the Big Show came out, dropped him with one punch, and dragged him to the back.
Edge took the mic again, going for the cheap pop by proclaiming his love for San Diego. He reminded the local crowd that his best match (a no-DQ bout with Eddie Guerrero) and worst match (when he tore his achilles tendon during a 2009 house show) had taken place in this very building. He continued putting over the city, claiming he got all of his tattoos here in town, and even claimed he might move here after retiring. He concluded by reminding the crowd he had just won his 11th world title, which marked another memorable night for Edge in San Diego.