Indie Veteran “Marvelous” Mitch Ryder Passes Away at 48

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The Midwest lost a 30-year indie veteran of the industry on Wednesday when “Marvelous” Mitch Ryder passed away. His death was announced by longtime friend Ian Rotten (John Williams) on his Facebook page. Ryder was just 48 years old. Hailing from New Albany, Indiana, Mitch Ryder got his start in 1990, originally working under the […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Eric Ryan Wins King of the Deathmatches 2020

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On Saturday, the power of 44OH – the faction led by GCW World Champion Rickey Shane Page that has terrorized Game Changer Wrestling for the past year – was simply too much. 44OH’s Eric Ryan – with help from Page and Eddy Only – defeated SHLAK to win the 2020 IWA Mid South King of […] READ MORE


Before They Were Famous: Shotzi Blackheart

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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 […] READ MORE


Powerbomb.tv Rebrands As IndependentWrestling.tv

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One of the many wrestling streaming services online, Powerbomb.tv was launched in 2016 and has grown to become one of the premier streaming hubs for independent wrestling in the US and around the world. They kicked off the new year by rebranding themselves as IndependentWrestling.tv (IWTV) and renaming their previous title, Powerbomb.tv Independent Champion to the […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Juice Robinson Wins IWGP United States Championship

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New Japan Pro Wrestling celebrated the one year anniversary of the IWGP United States Championship and the North American expansion at the same time with a second G1 Special In USA, last night taking place in San Francisco at the Cow Palace. The IWGP United States Championship has now been held by three different men […] READ MORE


MDK: Nick Gage Becomes “Triple Triple” Champion

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On Saturday night at IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch Night 2, Nick Gage became the new IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion, defeating champion John Wayne Murdoch and SHLAK in a Triple Threat for the title. Later that evening, he defeated Rickey Shane Page in the finals for the IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch tournament, […] READ MORE


Preview: AAW Chaos Theory (2/3/18)

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This Saturday, AAW presents AAW Chaos Theory in Lasalle, Illinois, with another stacked card from one of the best indie promotions in the American Midwest. Earn Your Spot Mayhem: Ace Romero vs. Donovan Danhausen vs. Sage Cainan vs. Gringo Loco vs. Dante Leon vs. Space Monkey Anybody could win in this scramble scenario and it’s a great way […] READ MORE


IWA Mid-South To Close Doors in February 2018

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Former ECW Original Ian Rotten (real name John Williams) announced on his personal Facebook account on Saturday that IWA: Mid-South, the company he’s owned and/or booked since 1996, will be closing it’s doors for good in February of 2018, following the final event already booked. In his posts, Rotten attributes the declining attendance and financial […] READ MORE