Eddie Kingston Makes Surprise Return to AIW


Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) ran their event AIW Is This Something You Might Be Interested In? on April 30 as part of their return to running events with crowds in their home base of Cleveland, Ohio.  AEW star Eddie Kingston made a surprise return to AIW to take on Dominic Garrini much to the delight of the crowd who had not […] READ MORE

Before They Were Famous: Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D


All wrestlers have to start somewhere on the path to making their dreams a reality, whether it be a wrestling school, church basement, bingo hall, etc. From there, those wrestlers work their way up to the pinnacle of their dreams. For many, that’s a career in WWE or more recently AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, or even NJPW. But sometimes the journey is […] READ MORE

The Collective Rescheduled for October in Indianapolis

Months after the devastating announcement that the Collective would have to postpone their WrestleMania Week events, good news has arrived. On Friday night, the Collective announced they had rescheduled their events for October, where fans will be allowed to attend in accordance with guidelines and social distancing rules. There were more than a few heartbroken […] READ MORE

Preview: AIW Hail To The King, Baby! (February 23rd, 2019)


Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling returns to Akron this Saturday for Hail To The King, Baby! While not just a clever nod to Evil Dead‘s Ash, it also signals a very special appearance by former seven-time NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race. Race’s appearance is just the cherry on top for a […] READ MORE

Preview: AIW Hell On Earth 14 (11/23/18)


Cleveland, Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) continues to be one of the power players for indie promotions in the Midwest and one of the early leaders in the rise of the US indies since their inception in 2005. They return this Sunday with the 14th edition of Hell On Earth that features an icon vs. […] READ MORE

Matt Riddle: What is NXT for WWE’s Newest Signee?


It was a clear black night at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 4, with WWE’s tradition now for big Takeover events to showcase a new signee in the crowd in effect, and on Saturday it was Matt Riddle. In just three years time, “The King Of Bros” could easily be considered the best independent pro wrestler in […] READ MORE

Preview: AIW’s Grado and Dick’s Excellent Adventure (6/22/18)


Cleveland-based Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) built a reputation on a couple of things that’ll be backed up at Grado and Dick’s Excellent Adventure in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Oh. One, promoter John Thorne is known for bringing in an array of independent stars and past names from major promotions. Recent shows included everyone from Greatest Royal Rumble entrant Swoggle […] READ MORE