Preview: Pro Wrestling GRIND – Overkill (1/21/22)

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Pro Wrestling GRIND is back in 2022 and they are starting the year off with a BANG! Though this is only the third show for Pro Wrestling GRIND, Overkill continues on the path of feeling as if they have been doing this much longer. That is not just because every match feels as if it is can’t miss but also because through these matches there exists some storytelling. It is truly amazing that GRIND has been able to do more in three shows. Let’s run down the card for Overkill:

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Alec Price (1-1) vs. Ryan Mooney (N/A)

While Ryan Mooney is making his debut for GRIND on this show, Alec Price has a 1-1 record. He has a win over Cabana Man Dan and a loss to Matt Makowski. Alec Price has to be looking to get back to his winning ways here. What better way to do it than against someone who seems to be just as resilient as he is? Ryan Mooney is one of the lesser-known names on this show as well. So there are strong odds that he will be trying to make a name for himself and take the place that Alec Price seems to have dominated on the independent wrestling scene. This is going to be scrappy yet technical.

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Ryan Galeone (N/A) vs. Logan Black (1-0)

Logan Black picked up a hard-fought victory over MERC at the first GRIND show. Ryan Galeone on the other hand is making his debut here. This match is going to be violent, but not violent in the way that a deathmatch is violent. This is going to be that type of match where punches and clotheslines hurt more than getting put through a door. This is going to be a different type of violence because this is going to be a fight.

Ryan Galeone also seems to have the size advantage in most of his matches. It will be interesting to see how that works in this match, as Logan Black is possibly one of the larger opponents he’s faced. Will Ryan Galeone be able to lift Logan Black? Will Ryan Galeone take flight or will he try and keep this fight on the ground? Either way, this match promises to be something special.

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Matt Makowski (2-0) vs. Robert Martyr (N/A)

Matt Makowski is one of only four singles competitors to be undefeated thus far in GRIND. He earned his two GRIND victories over Kevin Ku and Alec Price. Robert Martyr has yet to compete in Pro Wrestling GRIND but this seems like one of the best ways to introduce him. Even without the idea of Pro Wrestling GRIND having more of an MMA feel to it, Matt Makowski vs. Robert Martyr is just the type of match that puts two of the best technical wrestlers in the world today up against each other. Ken Shamrock vs. Owen Hart might be the closest mainstream wrestling comparison to this match. Both of these warriors are going to stretch each other out and this will likely end in submission or pass out.

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MSP (1-1) vs. Milk Chocolate (N/A)

Though Milk Chocolate has not competed as a tag team in GRIND before, they did unfairly double team, Perry Von Vicious, at “Who Made Who“. A match that was technically one on one versus Brandon Watts but Randy Summers got so involved it felt like they lost as a tag team. MSP is coming off of a loss to Mane Event at the first show and a win over Culture Inc on the second show. This is a big match for MSP in that regard because a win puts them in the positive while a loss here would put them in the below .500 club. Mane Event are the only undefeated tag team in GRIND right now. So a Milk Chocolate win could help them catch up or eventually face Mane Event.

Regardless, this is going to be some tag team wrestling worth checking out. MSP really had one of their best years in 2021, with many considering them to be Tag Team Of The Year. Milk Chocolate securing that win seems even more important for their overall career status. This is going to be the type of match where Milk Chocolate does whatever it takes to try and win but it still might not be enough.

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JD Drake (N/A) vs. Jay Freddie (0-1)

When it comes to two wrestlers who are well versed in the technical side of things but will also just beat the hell out of each other there is perhaps no one better than JD Drake and Jay Freddie. JD Drake makes his GRIND debut here while Jay Freddie lost at “You Better Run” to Rip Byson. Someone is going to pick up their first win here. Both men are likely going to leave with their chests a lot more red than when the match started.

As seems to be the theme with this show, this will be a hardcore war but not in a deathmatch way. JD Drake proves every time he steps into that ring that he is pound for pound one of the toughest in all of the sport today. Jay Freddie might not be as well known, but he will certainly be able to leave his mark as well.

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Perry Von Vicious (2-0) vs. Travis Huckabee (1-1)

After their match at “You Better Run”, Travis Huckabee took it upon himself to try and add further insult to injury to Myung Jae Lee. Perry Von Vicious took exception to this and this match is not just about Perry Von Vicious fighting for Myung Jae Lee. It is for that respect within GRIND as a whole. Perry Von Vicious is undefeated in GRIND, with victories over Brandon Watts and Nolo Kitano. Travis Huckabee may have defeated Myung Jae Lee but at “Who Made Who” Huckabee lost to Rip Byson. This match is going to be something, Perry Von Vicious is going to bring his power into this match against the technical mat-based wrestling of Travis Huckabee. This really feels like the first match in GRIND which is about emotions as much as it is about competitiveness, a true bout of conflict.

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Ava Everett (N/A) vs. Davienne (2-0)

The first two shows of Pro Wrestling GRIND saw Davienne defeat B3CCA and Jordan Blade, respectively. Now at “Overkill” Davienne faces someone who is making their GRIND debut but yet someone who Davienne is rather familiar with: Ava Everett. There is a history between Ava Everett and Davienne, which played out through LimitlessWrestling. Though at one time they were The Girls Room, the last time they seemed to be mentioned in the same sentence they were feuding.

While this might start off as a friendly competition, letting the past stay in the past, it could quickly escalate into a much more intense battle. Davienne is one of the best wrestlers in the world today. Ava Everett also proves time and time again that not only can she tell a story (such as with her match against Danhausen in Limitless) but Ava Everett can get it done inside that ring. This match is going to make a lot of people view both of these competitors differently when it is over but in the best possible way.

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Rip Byson (2-0) vs. WARHORSE (N/A)

There just wouldn’t be a metal-sounding show such as “Overkill” without WARHORSE there to rule some ass. WARHORSE makes his debut in Pro Wrestling GRIND against Rip Byson, who is 2-0 with victories over Travis Huckabee and Jay Freddie. Many fans might just think of WARHORSE as that wrestler who loves metal music. Between getting his mouth ripped open by a ring hook and a match he had last year with John Wayne Murdoch, WARHORSE has just stepped up to really become one of the toughest wrestlers out there today. This match might not look like a lot of other WARHORSE matches. Rip Byson is going to bring the fight to WARHORSE like perhaps no one else has before and it will truly be wonderful.

Pro Wrestling GRIND – Overkill In Closing

Pro Wrestling GRIND has already announced their fourth show – to be titled “GODS & MONSTERS”- on February 25th. It will feature the GRIND debuts of both Mike Skyros and O’Shay Edwards! Who will go into that show undefeated? Will Mane Event who is the only tag team that sits at 2-0 in GRIND make their return to GRIND? These questions will start to be answered at Pro Wrestling GRIND Overkill. While the shows eventually make their way to IWTV the best way to see them is live!

How to Watch Pro Wrestling GRIND – Overkill

Pro Wrestling Grind Overkill takes place on Friday, January 21st, 2022 in Easthampton, MA at the Pulaski Club. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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