With so much live professional wrestling scheduled for this weekend, it seemed only right to put it all in the same place. From Thursday night through Saturday night, these are the places to be or the shows to be watching!
This Week In Independent Wrestling
Wrestling Open (5/5 // Worcester, MA)
TOMORROW 5/5/22!@WrestlingOpen returns to White Eagle in Worcester, MA with…
All tickets are just $10 at the door starting at 7:30pm ET pic.twitter.com/sqSehhyVnj
— Beyond Wrestling (@beyondwrestling) May 4, 2022
Wrestling Open has been running out of the White Eagle in Worcester, MA for a little while now. They don’t always announce all of the matches in advance but it’s a ten-dollar cover and there are some other time limit rules. This week Alec Price defending the SUP Bonestorm Championship vs “Big Bacon” Brad Hollister, Bobby Orlando vs MORTAR in a mystery stipulation match, Alex Reynolds vs “Fancy” Ryan Clancy, the debut of Clara Carreras, and more are scheduled. Be there live in person or check it out on IWTV as it also streams live.
For more info please visit The Wrestling Open on Twitter
IGB: Intergender Bonanza 11 & 12 (5/6 & 5/7 // Williamstown, NJ)
IGB brings the 11th and 12th Intergender Bonanza installments to the H2O Center in Williamstown, NJ this Friday and Saturday. Perhaps the biggest news going into this weekend is that IGB Champion Stan Stylez will defend that title against a mystery opponent as part of an Open Challenge on Friday. The winner of that match (possibly Stan Stylez) will then defend the title against Sonny Kiss on Saturday!
Masha Slamovich vs Marcus Mathers, Drew Blood vs Gabby Ortiz, Marc Angel vs Riley Shepard, Darien Hardway vs Shannon LeVangie and the long-awaited match of Adonis Valerio vs Love, Doug round out the card on Friday. Marcus Mathers has a mystery opponent scheduled for Saturday, Jimmy Lyon will take on Miranda Gordy and so much more. It will be quite the two-day event that you should witness in person if you can or check it out on IWTV!
For tickets and more info please visit Intergender Bonanza on social media
Atlantic Pro Wrestling (5/7 // Newburyport, MA)
Atlantic Pro Wrestling kicks off a tournament to crown Tag Team Champions with Gal Barkay and Chris Loggins teaming up to take on The Batiri. Elia Markopoulos defends the APW Heavyweight Championship against a mystery opponent. Randy Rivera has issued an Open Challenge. Jora Johl will be in action and Mac Daniels will have a mystery partner. The theme seems to be mystery for this show, but APW has a way of delivering!
For tickets and more info please visit: https://atlanticprowrestling.com/
Blitzkrieg! Pro Wrestling – Look My Way (Springfield, MA)
Blitzkrieg! Pro returns to the mall in Springfield, MA on Saturday with the huge main event of Alec Price vs Ethan Page. Dan Barry teams up with Swoggle to take on the tag team of Jeff Cannonball and Dr Redacted. Travis Huckabee vs Tracy Williams, Miracle Generation vs Bobby Orlando and Max Caster, Manders, Hardcore Geeks, Logan Black, VSK, and Samuray Del Sol are also scheduled to wrestle. Sabu will also be on hand for autographs and photos.
For tickets and more info please visit: https://blitzkriegpro.net/
Eastern Township Wrestling Association – The Green Mountain Classic (5/7 // Newport, VT)
ETWA starts The Green Mountain Classic on Saturday, with the winner becoming the new ETWA Heavyweight Champion. First round matches include Anthony Greene vs Owen Brody, Sonny Defarge vs Mullet Man, and C.C. Boost vs Jobz. Preston Douglas has earned a bye and will face the winner of AG-Brody. The possibilities- such as an AG-CC finals- should be enough to bring out the fans but there is also a Tag Team Championship Open Challenge by The Colony!
For tickets and more info please visit ETWA on Social Media
EVE Wrestling – 12 Year Anniversary Special (5/7 // Leyton, London)
LIVE IN LEYTON, LONDON THIS SATURDAY MAY 7
— EVE Riot Grrrls of Wrestling – April 23 in London (@ProWrestlingEVE) May 4, 2022
On the other side of the world, EVE Wrestling is celebrating twelve years in London. Jetta takes on Lizzy Evo in a She-1 Qualifying Match Emersyn Jayne vs Alexxis Falcon and Kasey vs Clementine are also She-1 qualifiers. Debbie Keitel, Ava White, Charlie Morgan, Rhio, Rhia O’Reilly, and many more are expected to be there and it is always a good show. Watch live on their YouTube Channel via their premium membership if you cannot make it in person!
Test Of Strength – Dear Norma 2 (5/7 // Florence, MA)
Test Of Strength has a somewhat early show at 6pm in Florence, MA. Trish Adora makes her TOS debut against Clara Carreras in a headline-grabbing match. Ichiban defends the K1 Classic Championship against Elijah Six. The Mission get a Tag Team Title shot against Miracle Generation, who must then be rushing over to Blitzkrieg! Pro. Sammy Diaz and Mike Skyros are in a threeway match to try and take the TOS Title from Marcos. Jay Freddie, The Saito Bros, Love,Doug, Joseph Alexander, Lucas Chase, The Stepdads, Jordyn Rowe, and more will all be in action!
For tickets and more information please visit TOS Wrestling on social media
Victory Pro Wrestling – VPW 151: Power Grab (5/7 // Saint James, NY)
Victory Pro Wrestling is back in Saint James, NY on Saturday. Johnny Collins defends the VPW Heavyweight Title against Jack Tomlinson. Valentina Vasquez defends the Women’s Championship against Anastasia Morningstar. Dominick Denaro debuts and also scheduled to appear are Mike Anthony, Anthony Gangone, Brother Greatness, and more!
For tickets and more info please visit: http://www.victoryprowrestling.com/
Also, I’d like to wish a speedy recovery to Vern Vicallo, who recently suffered a shoulder injury and has posted on social media that he is uncertain about his future. If this is indeed the end, thank you for the ten years you spent wrestling. But I know all of us fans are hoping to see you back soon!
Until next week! This has been the debut edition of This Week in Independent Wrestling
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