This week in independent wrestling (March 5 – 11)
Big shows all around the world on the independent scene this week, with a massive weekend in Germany especially
We start this weeks coverage in California for Bar Wrestling 10: March of the Pigs this Thursday at the American Legion Post, Baldwin Park. The show will see Taya Valkyrie vs Tessa Blanchard and The Lucha Bros against LAX. There will also be appearances from Brian Cage, Joey Ryan and Killer Kross. Tickets are available here.
Absolute Intense Wrestling present Enter the Dragon on Saturday from the Tadmore Shrine, Akron Ohio. As well as a meet and greet with Ricky Steamboat. Josh Prohibition will take on Joshua Bishop and Eddie Kingston wrestles Dominic Garrini. There will also be appearances from Kevin Thorn, Swoggle and Britt Baker. All information for the show and meet and greets are available here.
Black Label Pro host their next show, Jar of Flies on Saturday at On the Square Sports Academy, Crown Point, Indiana. Flithy Tom Lawlor defends his Black Label Pro championship against Nick Gage. There will also be an appearance from The Warlord as he teams with Danny Adams to take on Kevin Ku and Percy Davis. Visit their Facebook page for all information.
CZW present another night of chaos on Saturday for Proving Grounds 2018 at The Coliseum, New Jersey. There will be a contract signing between CZW Heavyweight Champion Rickey Shane Page and number one contender MJF. Also Matt Tremont and Brandon Kirk will battle in a tangled web match. Tickets are available here.
Over in New York this week, House of Glory hold Kicking it Old School on Saturday. ACH challenges for the Crown Jewel championship against Evander James, Juventud Guerrera wrestles Mantequilla, and LAX battle House of Gangone in a massive 6 man tag match. There will also be meet and greets with Hardcore Holly, Brutus Beefcake and Mean Gene. All information can be found on their website.
IPW:UK begin our UK coverage this Wednesday for their next show at Unit Nine in Milton Keynes. The show is being built around the big match between Mark Haskins and Simon Grimm. Information can be found on their website.
Scottish promotion British Championship Wrestling hold another BCW Live on Saturday at Ballerup Hall in East Kilbride. BCW begin their year with appearances from Simon Grimm, Wolfgang, Grado, BT Gunn and many others. All information can be found on their website.
North Wrestling host NCL.9: Let The Cannons Fly on Saturday from The Riverside in Newcastle Upon-Tyne. There will be a huge 8 man Championship scramble match with talent including Rampage Brown, Anderson Ahmed, El Ligero, Robbie X, Chief Deputy Dunne and HT Drake all battling to become the champion. The show will also include Candyfloss vs Shax and Aussie Open against Sons of Ulad. Information for the show can be found here.
Pro Wrestling EVE presents SHEroes on Saturday from the Resistance Gallery, London. MYC competitor Viper battles against “Thick Momma Pump” Jordynne Grace is what is sure to be a great match between two of Women’s wrestlers top talents. The show is sold out but information on how to watch can be found on their website.
Another big show from XWA this week for XWA 52: Live in Colchester this Sunday at Charter Hall, Colchester. No matches announced of yet but the show will feature Jimmy Havoc, Simon Grimm, Jordynne Grace, Emi Sakura, Doug Williams and many more. Tickets for the show are available here.
Our final UK show for the week, Tidal Championship Wrestling host Our Time Down Here from the Temple of Boom, Leeds on Sunday. El Ligero wrestles Soner Dursan, Aussie Open take on Lion Kings, and Dave Mastiff collides with HT Drake. Tickets are available here.
Italian Championship Wrestling host their next show Live at Cartoomics on Friday at the Cartoomics comic book store at Rho Fieramilano, Italy. Appearing at the show will be El Tecnico, Charlie Kid, Terry Isit and Ritmo. Tickets for the show are available here.
Germany’ number one promotion WXW hold their annual 16 Carat Gold tournament over the weekend in Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen. Starting on Friday, 16 of the best talents in the world compete over three days. Talents involved include Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, Matt Sydal, Jonah Rock, Jurn Simmons and Travis Banks. There will also be a WXW Unified World Championship match with WALTER battling against John Klinger, as well as an appearance from WXW Womens Champion Toni Storm. All information, including tickets and on demand can be on their website.
Taking advantage of the 16 Carat tournament, WrestlingKult host Kult Goes Carat on Saturday morning at Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen. Wrestlers appearing at the show include Kris Jokic, Manticore, The Italian Dream and many others. Tickets and everything else can be found here.
Also taking place on Saturday as part of the 16 Carat weekend, a multi promotion show WrestlingDeutshland host an afternoon event in Steffy, Oberhausen. Michael Knight will wrestle Ivan Kiev for the UEWA Cruiserweight title, Aaron Arrow competes against CWC competitor Tristan Archer, and there will also be a Wrestling Academy 6 man showcase match. Tickets for this show can be found here.
Also taking place in Germany on Saturday is Power of Wrestling‘ Rostock Street Fight show at the OSPA Arena in Rostock. Former NXT and TNA star Tom La Ruffa wrestles UK wrestler James Mason, Red Scorpion will take on Fabio Ferrari, and the team of Apolo & Headshrinker Alofa will do battle with Demolition Davis & Chris Raaber. Tickets are available here.
From Germany to Denmark for Dansk Pro Wrestlings Jailbreak on Saturday in Faengslet. Current DPW Heavyweight champion Nitro Green defends against Carlos Zamora, and Pete Phoenix puts his DPW Light Heavyweight title on the line against Ravn. Tickets are available here.
Norwegian Wrestling Federation bring us Velkommen Til Ullevold on Saturday from Ullevald Stadion in Oslo. Espen Olsen defends his NWF Heavyweight title against Hannibal, Betty Rose wrestles Miss Mina and De Ikonside defend the tag titles against the team of Lou King Sharp and Tommy P. Information can be found on their website.
Ending our Scandinavia coverage in Sweden for STHLM Wrestling, as they present The Red King on Saturday in Slaktkyrkan, Stokholm. In the main event, Timmy Force challenges Ballmangler Black for the STHLM Championship. Also appearing on the show will be Steinbolt, Aya Frick, Clif Pettersson and many more. Tickets are available online.
Rest of the World
In Chile this week, Full Calama will host Push 2 on Saturday at the Colegio Claudio Arrau. Jennifer Knox wrestles against Jade Miller and Canion & Suici M battle Senergy & Caiven. Information can be found on their Facebook page.
Staying in Chile, Champeonato Nacional de Lucha Libre present CNL Ignicion 2018 on Sunday at Club Chocolate, Santiago de Chile. The show will include Calbuco vs El Shinobi Chileno, Eddie Vergara against Sinner and in the main even Rocket defends the title against Ariel Levy. Tickets are available here.
Mexican promotion Revolucha hold their next show on Sunday at Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido, Monterrey. In a three way match, Nicho El Millonario takes on Sick Boy and Psicotico, Faceman wrestles Scravos, and La Rebellion Amarilla will battle against the team of Damian 666, Masada & Ultimo Ninja. Visit their Facebook page for all information.
Our coverage of Oceana this week starts in Australia as Riot City Wrestling present their next show Strength 2018 on Saturday at the Latvian Hall, Wayville. The show will see the Strength Cup grand final between Chris Basso and Zak Sabbath. Tickets are available here.
Impact Pro New Zealand end our coverage this week with their Meltdown show this Saturday at Panmure Community Hall, Auckland. No matches announced of yet but all information can be found on their website.
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