Erick Stevens Announces Retirement from Professional Wrestling

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This past Sunday, independent professional wrestler Erick Stevens announced his retirement. He took to Twitter to deliver the news. Through a series of tweets, he expanded on his decision to leave. “Before I elaborate, please understand that this isn’t an impulsive decision,” said Stevens. “Nor is it a cliche temporary thing. I always said I’d […] READ MORE


CZW, AIW and More Headed to IWTV

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Several weeks ago, IndependentWrestling.tv and Smark Mark Video announced they were merging in an effort to continue their coverage of as much indie wrestling from around the world. Early out of the gate so the reveal that Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), Abolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) and West Coast Pro Wrestling (WCPW) would be adding archive content, […] READ MORE


Preview: AIW – Sekimoto Takes Cleveland (7/25/19)

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Cleveland’s Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) hits the Lakewood suburb on Thursday night with another solid card featuring some of the top wrestlers from the Midwest, as well as several national stars who regularly swing through the area. But the big news is the AIW debut of Japan’s ZERO1 World Heavyweight Champion and Big Japan Wrestling […] READ MORE


Indie Watch: “Rich Homie Juice” AJ Gray

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Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! This edition looks at a Southern prospect who is starting to […] READ MORE


Preview: AIW – JT Lightning Invitational Tournament (6/14/19)

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It’s a huge weekend for Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), kicking off on Friday night with the 2019 edition of the annual JT Lightning Invitational Tournament. A tradition in AIW since it began in 2012, the tournament was founded to honor the late Midwest indie legend JT Lightning, an 18-year vet who also ran Cleveland […] READ MORE


Miz’s Dad, George Mizanin, Crashes AIW Show in Ohio

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There’s been a long stream of former WWE Superstars suddenly showing up at indie shows over the years, but on Friday night, it was perhaps the biggest of all (well, maybe). Recently featured at WrestleMania 35, an internet meme viral sensation, and a second-first generation Superstar, George Mizanin – the father of WWE Superstar The […] READ MORE


Preview: AIW – Gauntlet For The Gold 14 (4/26/19)

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Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) continues it’s string of top notch cards as one of the premier Midwest indies with Gauntlet for the Gold 14 on Friday night in Parma, Ohio, which features the AIW Farewell Match for DJ Z, who is heading to WWE shortly. Josh Prohibition vs. Matt Cross A match literally 20 years […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor Wins AIW Absolute Championship

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Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) held it’s WrestleMania week event late Thursday night, but in the main event, Major League Wrestling (MLW) World Heavyweight Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor proved to be too much as the AIW Absolute Champ PB Smooth fell prey to Lawlor’s choke sleeper. Tom Lawlor Wins AIW Absolute Championship AND NEWWWWWW AIW […] READ MORE


#WrestleManiaWeek Preview – AIW: Slumber Party Massacre (4/4/19)

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Ohio’s top promotion, Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), is heading to WrestleMania week as part of Game Changer Wrestling (GCW)‘s The Collective, and on Thursday holds their showcase, Slumber Party Massacre, at 11pm at the White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey. La Familia de Tijuana (Bestia 666 & Damien 666) vs. The Young Studs […] READ MORE


Preview: AIW – WrestleRave (3/28/19)

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Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) is prepping for their big WrestleMania showcase in two weeks, but first, they have one last local show before heading to New Jersey. WrestleRave goes down this coming Thursday in Lakewood, Ohio, with a huge championship match, a look at some emerging young stars from the Midwest and beyond, plus a special […] READ MORE