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AS I SEE IT 3/27/17: Wrestlemania weekend…indy style

AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

It’s Wrestlemania week, and here is the yearly indy Wrestlemania weekend update. If you want to see updates on WWE’s many Wrestlemania weekend events, go to WWE.com

Separate from the two major conventions is Ring Of Honor’s Supercard of Honor:

Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents
SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
The Lakeland Center – Jenkins Arena
701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, Florida

ALREADY SIGNED:

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP LADDER MATCH
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Hardys (Jeff and Matt Hardy) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt/Nick Jackson)

ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
ROH World Champion Christopher Daniels vs. Dalton Castle

TEXAS BULLROPE MATCH
Cody (Rhodes) vs. Jay Lethal

ROH WORLD TV TITLE MATCH
ROH World Television Champion “The Villain” Marty Scurll vs. Adam Cole

The Briscoes (Jay/Mark) and Bully Ray vs. Bullet Club’s Hangman Page and Guerrilla of Destiny (Tama Tonga/Tonga Roa)

Will Ospreay/Volador, Jr. vs. Dragon Lee/Jay White

Frankie Kazarian vs. Punishment Martinez

The Kingdom (Matt Taven/Vinny Marseglia) vs. Silas Young/Beer City Bruiser

WOMEN OF HONOR MATCHES:
CMLL’s Amapola La Amapola vs. Marcela

Mandy Leon/Jenny Rose vs. Sumie Sakai/Faye Jackson

Kelly Klein vs. Deanna Purazzo

ALSO APPEARING: MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY/CHRIS SABIN)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Live Event
Local Time: Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 06:00pm EDT
The Lakeland Center – Jenkins Arena
701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FL

Then, there are the two annual combinations of indy convention/wrestling shows. Both take place March 30-April 2, 2017. Here are the highlights from those two events:

First, there is WWN Live Experience from the Orlando Live Events Center, 6405 South US Highway 17-92, Fern Park, FL. It will feature the WWN family of wrestling brands, and the WWE allied independents including EVOLVE, Progress, Revolution Pro (UK), plus SHIMMER and CHIKARA Pro Wrestling; along with the annual WWN Supershow, Mercury Rising 2017.

The venue is about 10 miles outside downtown Orlando, and is approximately a mile from the Altamonte Springs Sunrail stop, and immediately near the 102 and 103 GoLynx bus routes. For mass transit information, and operating times go to http://www.golynx.com”>GOlynx.com. Keep in mind the later the events, the less likely, transit will be operating to and from any Orlando WWE or independent events.

Here is the information made public so far on events:

EVOLVE 80
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
8pm EDT Bell time
Orlando Live Events
6405 S US Hwy 17-92
Fern Park, FL 32730

Tickets available at link below.

Watch live on FloSlam.tv

EVOLVE Championship Match
Zack Sabre Jr. defends vs. ACH

EVOLVE Tag Team Championship Match
Tracy Williams/Fred Yehi defend vs. Michael Elgin/Donovan Dijak

Grudge Rematch
Drew Galloway vs. Matt Riddle

Keith Lee Trial Series Match #3
Ricochet vs. Keith Lee

Special Challenge Match
Timothy Thatcher with Stokely Hathaway vs. Chris Dickinson

Catch Point vs. High-Flyer Match
Jaka vs. Jason Kincaid

Special Attraction Match
Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Austin Theory

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
11:59 PM EST Belltime
Orlando Live Events
6405 S US Hwy 17 92
Casselberry, FL 32730

MMA SuperFight
Matt Riddle vs Dan “The Beast” Severn

GCW Championship
“The Bulldozer” Matt Tremont vs “The War King” Eddie Kingston

Intergender Tag Match:
Andy Williams (From “Everytime I Die”) & Penelope Ford vs.Braxton Sutter & Allie

First-Time-Ever
Lio Rush vs Keith lee

First Ever Spring Break ClusterF#%

Sami Callahan vs Kyle The Beast

“The Bad Boy” Joey Janela vs Marty Jannetty

Also announced Glacier, Dink the clown, and a run in by Earl Hebner

EVOLVE 81 – Fri., March 31st – 4pm EDT – Tickets – Watch at FloSlam.tv

Non-Title Challenge Match
EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Michael Elgin

Catch Point Implodes Challenge Match
EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Fred Yehi vs. Matt Riddle

Heavyweight Challenge Match
Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijak

Catch Point vs. High-Flyers Challenge
EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams, Chris Dickinson and Jaka vs. Jason Kincaid, Sammy Guevara & Austin Theory

Style Clash Challenge
Drew Galloway vs. Lio Rush

Special Challenge Match
Timothy Thatcher with Stokely Hathaway vs. ACH

Plus more with Ethan Page and The Gatekeepers and others!

World Wrestling Network presents
WWN Supershow: Mercury Rising 2017
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
8pm EDT Bell time
Orlando Live Events
6405 S US Hwy 17-92
Fern Park, FL 32730

Tickets available at TicketFly.com

Watch at FloSlam.tv

WWN Supershow – Sat., April 1st – 8pm EDT – Tickets – Watch
At FloSlam.tv

Battle Of Champions Elimination Match – Winner Will Be The 1st WWN Champion
Drew Galloway vs. Fred Yehi vs. Jon Davis vs. Matt Riddle vs. Parrow vs. Tracy Williams

EVOLVE vs. PROGRESS Match #1 – EVOLVE Title Match (If Sabre Jr. Retains At EVOLVE 80)
EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Mark Haskins

PROGRESS vs. EVOLVE Match #2 – EVOLVE Title Match (If ACH Wins Title At EVOLVE 80)
PROGRESS World Champion Pete Dunne vs. ACH

EVOLVE vs. PROGRESS Match #3
Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Jimmy Havoc

PROGRESS vs. EVOLVE Match #4
Travis Banks & TK Cooper with Dahlia Black vs. Chris Dickinson & Jaka

SHINE Championship Match
LuFisto defends vs. Su Yung

Special Attraction Match
Keith Lee vs. Jason Kincaid

Plus more to be announced with Timothy Thatcher with Stokely Hathaway, Austin Theory and others!

Beyond Wrestling – Sat., April 1st – 11:59pm EDT –
Orlando Live Events
6405 S US Hwy 17-92
Fern Park, FL 32730

Matches scheduled:

Matthew Riddle vs. Donovan Dijak

Keith Lee vs. Jeff Cobb

Unbreakable F’N Machines (Brian Cage & Michael Elgin) vs. Da Hit Squad (Dan Maff & Steve Mack)

Deonna Purrazzo vs. LuFisto

AR Fox vs. John Silver

Janelope (Joey Janela/Penelope Ford) Open Challenge

Plus more with Team Pazuzu (Chris Dickinson, Jaka, Mike Draztik, Angel Ortiz) and others!!!

The yearly tradition of SHIMMER presenting a live women’s pro wrestling event as part of the WWN Live Experience festivities continues in 2017!

SHIMMER 91
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12PM ET
Orlando Live Events Center
6405 S. US Highway 17-92
Fern Park, FL 32730
Tickets at www.MoreThanMania.com

SHIMMER Championship Match
(Champion) Mercedes Martinez with Nicole Savoy vs. Candice LeRae

SHIMMER Tag Team Championship Match
(Champions) Vanessa Kraven/Tessa Blanchard vs. Mia Yim/Kay Lee Ray

International Attraction
Dulce Garcia vs. Kellyanne

Singles Bout
Santana Garrett vs. Shayna Baszler with Nicole Savoy

Also announced thus far for SHIMMER 91: Cherry Bomb (aka Allie), Jessicka Havok, Leva Bates, Veda Scott, Britt Baker, Samantha Heights, Nevaeh, LuFisto, Shotzi Blackheart

Plus more competitors still to be added, and Portia Perez on iPPV commentary!

On Wrestlemania Day itself, the Hardys will hold a “Broken Tailgate” from 10:00 am-6:00 pm outside of Saddle Up, 100 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL

Then, there is Wrestlecon, which takes over International Drive in Orlando, Florida to present the biggest independent wrestling convention of the year. Events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL. The actual wrestling events will be held about 4-5 city blocks walk from the hotel’s front lobby to the Windermere Ballroom. Wheelchairs and scooters can be rented at the Bellstand. The Hyatt requires for guests to reach out to the bellstand in advance to reserve them. Downtown Orlando is easily accessible from the Hyatt Regency via GoLynx.

The following is the tentative schedule for WrestleCon 2017 in Orlando.

Friday, March 31 – 9am until 4pm
Over 100 wrestlers available for pictures and autographs. Vendors throughout the convention with stage entertainment throughout the entire day.

Saturday, April 1 – 9am until 4pm
Over 100 wrestlers available for pictures and autographs. Vendors throughout the convention with stage entertainment throughout the entire day.

Sunday, April 2 – 10am until 12-Noon
Mania Moments Breakfast hosted by Shane “Hurricane” Helms and includes the following guests: Matt Striker, Abyss, Swoggle, Colt Cabana, Madusa, Vader, The HeadBangers, Terry Funk, Bob Orton Jr., Lanny Poffo, Tommy Dreamer, Joey Ryan, Shannon Moore, Warlord, Saturn, Jillian Hall, Hillbilly Jim, Johnny Mundo, B. Brian Blair, Stacy Carter, Leilani Kai, Molly Holly, 2 Cold Scorpio and Barry Windham!

Sunday, April 2 – Time to be determined for the bus trip to WrestleMania

All events will be held at The Wyndham Resort, which will be turned into a 1,400 seat capacity arena equipped with elevated bleachers for better viewing. Here is the schedule:

Thursday, March 30 – 4:00pm – Live WrestleCon Kickoff Party with Ric Flair, Sting, and Jim Ross
Thursday, March 30 – 8:30pm – Live Wrestle Pro Event
Friday, March 31 – 4:00pm – Live Rev Pro (UK) Event
Friday, March 31 – 8:30pm – Live WrestleCon SuperShow
Saturday, April 1 – 12-Noon – Live The Wrestling Revolver
Saturday, April 1 – 4:00pm – Live WrestleCon Women’s SuperShow
Saturday, April 1 – 8:30pm – Live Combat Zone Event “Best of the Best”

Here’s news on the highlights:

WrestleCon Supershow
WYNDHAM ORLANDO RESORT
8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Friday, March 31 – 8:30pm bell time

ALREADY CONFIRMED FOR THE WRESTLECON SUPERSHOW INCLUDE:

* Matt/Jeff Hardy vs. Penta El Cero Miedo/Rey Fenix

* Bobby Lashley vs. Jeff Cobb

* 10-Man Tag Captain’s Choice: Team Ospreay vs. Team
Ricochet

* Twenty (20) Person WrestleCon Rumble

Also appearing: 2 Cold Scorpio, Trevor Lee, Mascarita Dorada (fka El Torito), Shannon Moore, Shane Strickland (“Killshot”), John Hennigan (Johnny Mundo), Caleb Konley, ACH, Jack Evans, Brian Cage, Angelico, Sami Callihan,Vampiro Drew Galloway

On Saturday, April 1, join Wrestling Revolver at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 9801 International Drive in Orlando, FL, part of “WrestleCon” for #PancakesAndPiledrivers, becoming the MUST SEE EVENT during WrestleMania weekend!

For the FIRST TIME EVER:
Ricochet vs. Shane Strickland

FIRST TIME EVER DREAM MATCH:
Japanese Wrestling Legend Masato Tanaka vs. Eddie Kingston!

In a FOUR WAY DANCE:
Mr GMSI Brian Cage vs. REY FENIX vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. ACH

For the FIRST TIME EVER:
Mr. Athletic Jeff Cobb vs. Sami Callihan, The Monsta Montez vs. The Callihan Death Machine!

To declare the first SCRAMBLE CHAMPION, the AR FOX OPEN INVITE SCRAMBLE LADDER MATCH:
AR Fox vs. Trevor Lee vs. Andrew Everett vs. “MDogg” Matt Cross vs. Lio Rush vs. Serpentico and TWO MORE ENTRANTS!

FANS BRING THE PRESENTS (No Weapons, PLEASE, it’s really Closed Out’ birthday!)
Closed Out and Angélico Official vs. Jake Crist and Dave Crist with JT Davidson!

In a BATTLE OF THE SEXES:
Su Yung faces “Manscout” Jake Manning!

On April 1, CZW presents “Best of the Best” at the Wyndham Orlando Resort at 8001 International Drive in Orlando, FL at 8 pm as part of WrestleCon!

In the “Best of the Best” tournament:

* Sami Callihan vs. Dave Crist vs. Jake Crist vs. Rey Fenix

* Ricochet vs. Jason Cade vs. AR Fox vs. David Starr

* Michael Elgin vs. Anthony Henry vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Zachary Wentz.

* Shane Strickland vs. Lio Rush vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. Joey Janela!

This year’s first round will be comprised of four fatal four way matches, while the semifinal and final rounds will be one-on-one matches. All matches will be one fall.

Also, in non-tournament action:

* Penta 0M vs. Father Matthew Tremont

* CZW World Heavyweight Champion Joe Gacy defends against
Brian Cage

* Ultimate Opportunity Scramble
Ethan Case vs. Rickey Shane Page vs. Alexander James vs. Caleb Konley vs. Ace Austin vs. Tony Deppen

Show support for “Best of the Best” on Facebook at
facebook.com/events/823068934501953! Tickets available at
WrestleCon.com and, day of, at the venue!

Follow us: facebook.com/officialczw – twitter.com/combatzone
– instagram.com/combatzone

For tickets to Wrestlecon and the various shows, go to Wrestlecon.com

Until next time…

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