Around the Ring w/Ring Rap 08/25/2015: Extensive thoughts on all things WWE – NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, SummerSlam, and Raw, plus more!

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It’s a WWE-Heavy episode of ATR with Drew Koscelek.  Topics include:

  • NXT Takeover: Brooklyn
  • WWE SummerSlam
  • WWE Raw
  • …plus more!

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Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 8/6/2015 – ROH and TNA Impact Show Thoughts, Jerry Lynn Surgery Update and More

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Senior Writer Bill Wentz is exhausted, but still brings it just hours before the last weekend-long truck show of the season.  He stops by to give his thoughts on ROH and TNA programming and more. Topics in this podcast include:

  • Ring of Honor’s Weekly Show Thoughts
  • TNA Impact Thoughts
  • Update on Jerry Lynn’s GoFundMe to help him pay for surgery
  • …plus more!

Ring Rap Audio is back on Saturdays, and we’re always looking for your questions and points of discussion.  Send them in on Twitter or to our Facebook or Google+ pages by the links below.

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AAA Issues Press Release to Announce TripleMania Airing on US and Canadian Pay-Per-View

Today, a press release was issued from AAA, the Mexican lucha libre wrestling promotion, outlining that their “TripleMania” event will be available on pay per view in the United States and Canada.  The event, which takes place on August 9, will be available on DirecTV, Dish Network, iN DEMAND on all major American cable providers and Rogers Communications in Canada, and Bell Canada Satellite.  The price point, which may vary between carriers, is suggested at $29.95 for high definition, and $19.95 for standard definition.

This is something that has been talked about for a long time in wrestling circles.  Fans of AAA know that the promotion has run iPPV in the past, and this is a pretty big score for them to get a pay per view deal.  It will be interesting to see what kind of buyrate they turn here in the U.S. especially.

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Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 07/09/2015 – A boring episode of TNA Impact, Quick thoughts on Paragon Pro Wrestling, and More

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Editor in Chief Drew Koscelek stops by for a short episode of Around the Ring. Topics in this podcast include:

  • TNA’s lackluster show
  • Quick thoughts on Paragon Pro Wrestling
  • …plus more!

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WWE Main Event Spoilers


Thanks to Erin Castro and for the following WWE Main Event spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Ottawa:

* Adam Rose with Rosa Mendes defeated Zack Ryder. Ryder came close to getting the win but missed coming off the second rope and Rose got the pin.

* Jack Swagger made Bo Dallas tap out with the Patriot Lock. Bo got bad heel heat it seemed.

* Curtis Axel comes out for a promo but is interrupted by Damien Sandow as “Macho Mandow.” This gets a huge pop. They worked an entertaining match until The Ascension rushed the ring and destroyed them. The Ascension cut a promo trashing them and stood tall.

* Stardust defeated R-Truth

WWE Smackdown Spoilers For 5/7


Thanks to Erin Castro and for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Ottawa:

* King Barrett kicks off SmackDown. Jerry Lawler interviews Barrett in the ring and he bullies Lawler around. Barrett threatens to hit Lawler with a Bullhammer but out comes Dolph Ziggler.

* Ziggler vs. Barrett is up first. Sheamus ran out for the interference and the double team but Neville made the save to a big pop. We get a tag match next…

* Ziggler and Neville defeated Barrett and Sheamus in a very good tag match.

* Luke Harper defeated Fandango. After the match, Erick Rowan came down and beat up Fandango as Harper looked on.

* Lana comes out to a big pop but is interrupted by Rusev, who yells at her and cuts a promo on John Cena. Rusev says he will see Cena on Monday’s RAW and make him pay.

* The New Day defeated Ryback, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. Bray Wyatt made the lights go out after a solid six-man match, leading to Ryback and everyone else being distracted and the end of the match.

* Naomi defeated Emma. Naomi and Tamina Snuka beat Emma down after the match. Our correspondent noted that Naomi was impressive and definitely had some fans in the crowd.

* The Lucha Dragons defeated Los Matadores.

* Kane comes out for the Payback Fatal 4 Way contract signing. He introduces everyone and cuts a promo. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton all come out but WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins says he will not. Rollins tells Kane to sign the contract for him but Kane won’t. Seth whines but they all sign and Ambrose flips over the table, calling dibs on it for the fight that’s about to break out. They all start brawling and SmackDown goes off the air with Rollins standing tall.


CZW/WSU Doubleheader News And Details

CZW and WSU return to live action at the Flyers Skate Zone on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 4PM. Doors open at 3:30.

Announced for WSU’s ‘Power’ at 4PM

WSU World Championship
LuFisto (c) v. Cherry Bomb

WSU Tag-Team Championship
Chicks Using Nasty Tactics (Annie Social & Kimber Lee) (c) v. Cosmo Club (Rick Cataldo & Brittney Savage)

WSU Spirit Championship Tournament 1st Round Matches featuring:
Brittany Blake, Hania the Howling Huntress, Athena, Allysin Kay, Solo Darling, Leva Bates, Veda Scott and the former WSU Spirit Champion Niya Barela

Sassy Stephanie w/ The Office v. Jenny Rose

Hania will address the WSU fans

Announced for CZW’s Proving Grounds: Return of the King at 8PM

CZW World Heavyweight Championship
Blk Jeez (c) v. ‘Bulldozer’ Matt Tremont

CZW Wired Championship
‘Chainsaw’ Joe Gacy v. ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey

5 Years in the Making
Gulak v. Nick Gage

NOI’s Deathmatch Trial – Panes of Glass
Danny Havoc v. ‘Wrench’ Connor Claxton

BOTB 14 Standouts Collide
Andrew Everett v. Trevor Lee

Rematch Granted
Sozio v. The Front’s Eric Corvis

Greg Excellent w/ Chrissy Rivera v. Alexander James

Bill Carr & Buxx Belmar v. The Beaver Boys

Four Way Collision
Joey Janela v. Jonathan Gresham v. Pepper Parks v. Caleb Konley

A live perfromance by Milk Chocolate

Shane Strickland returns to the Combat Zone and much more!

Keep your eye on as well as all the official CZW and WSU social media sites for the latest updates



Lucha Wrestling Results For May 4


AAA 5/2 – Lienzo Charro de Pachuca (TV taping)
1. Mari Apache & Taya Valkyrie beat Fabi Apache & Keira
2. Los Gueros del Cielo (Angelico y Jack Evans) defeated Cuervo & Escoria by DQ when Escoria fouled Angelico then the rudos gave them Martinetes and kept attacking them until they were finally able to get an ambulance.
3. Electroshock/Hijo del Pirata Morgan/Kronos beat Elegido/Monster Clown/Murder Clown
4. Copa Victoria Elimination Match #3: Psycho Clown beat Averno & Zorro but was attacked by the rudos in the previous match afterwards.
5. AAA Latin America Title: Chessman defeated Blue Demon Jr. by DQ when Hijo del Tirantes was duped by Chessman to think that Demon had used a steel chair which was illegal here. Demon got jumped afterwards by La Sociedad before Alberto & Fenix made the save.
6. Brian Cage & El Mesias beat Alberto el Patron & Fenix with Cage using the Weapon X on Fenix then attacked Alberto afterwards demanding a shot at his AAA Mega Heavyweight Title.

Cara Lucha 5/2 – Arena San Juan Pantitlan
1. Magnifico II & Tribal beat Arceus & Templario
2. 3 Way Dance: Leo defeated Miike & Rafy in what was called a great match with fans throwing money in the ring afterwards in apprecation.
3. 3 Way Dance: El Barbaro Cavernario beat Herodes Jr. & Toscano
4. Los Kriminal Boys (Fly Star/Fly Warrior/Toxin Boy) defeated Los Neza Kings (Andy Boy/Danger/Guerrero Mixteco), La Resistencia (Arkanos/Kilvan/Yoruba), and Sky Stars (Rayo Star/Skyman/Tribal) in what was called a spectacular match.
5. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero beat Fuerza Guerrera & Rey Hechicero by DQ in a match where both teams turned on each other and there was multiple foules but Fuerza was caught fouling Atlantis.

EMLL 5/1 – Arena Mexico
1. Stukita & Ultimo Dragoncito beat Mercurio & Pequeno Olimpico
2. Pierroth/Vangelis/Bobby Zavala defeated Blue Panther Jr./The Panther/Pegasso and after the match Carlos Maynez got a moment of applause.
3. Marco Corleone/Maximo/Rush beat Euforia/Thunder/Ultimo Guerrero by DQ when UG fouled Rush.
4. Torneo Cibernetico Reyes del Aire: La Sombra defeated Stuka Jr. to win then ripped off his mask to shine his boot before breaking the trophy. Order of Elimination: Triton/Guerrero Maya Jr./Fuego/Puma King/Delta/Tiger/Dragon Lee II & Kamaitachi/Misterioso II/Virus/Angel de Oro/Gran Guerrero/Niebla Roja/El Barbaro Cavernario/Stuka Jr.
5. Revancha Match: Los Hijos del Infierno (Ephesto/Luciferno/Mephisto) beat La Nueva Sky Team (Mistico II/Valiente/Volador Jr.) by DQ when Mephisto faked a foule by Volador.

EMLL 5/2 – Arena Coliseo
1. Espanto Jr. beat Bengala
2. Disturbio defeated Robin
3. Ultimo Dragoncito beat Pequeno Olimpico
4. Marcela defeated Amapola
5. Bobby Zavala beat Esfinge
6. Damian el Terrible & Rey Bucanero defeated Maximo & Valiente with Bucanero going over Maximo then challenged him for a shot at his CMLL Heavyweight Title afterwards wihch was accepted.
7. La Peste Negra (El Barbaro Cavernario/Felino/Negro Casas) beat Atlantis/Stuka Jr./Volador Jr.

EMLL 5/3 – Arena Mexico
1. Leono & Sensei beat Akuma & Inquisidor
2. Hombre Bala Jr./Oro Jr./Super Halcon Jr. defeated Apocalipsis/Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando)
3. Cancerbero/Shigeo Okumura/Sangre Azteca beat Esfinge/Starman/Stigma
4. Delta/Fuego/Valiente defeated Kraneo/Luciferno/Vangelis
5. Mexican National Welterweight Title: El Barbaro Cavernario beat Titan to win the title in what was called a fantastic match. Cavernario came into the match with an ankle injury as well.
6. Mr. Niebla/Shocker/Thunder defeated Los Ingobernales (Marco Corleone/Rush/La Sombra) by DQ when Tirantes was accidentally assaulted.

IWRG 5/3 – Arena Naucalpan (Festival de las Mascaras where guys who lost masks can wear them again)
1. Five Match Fighters: Electro Boy beat Hip Hop Man then challenged him for a shot at his Argentinan title afterwards. Other participants: Atomic Star/Dragon Celestial/Magnum 44
2. Los Ninja Turtles (Leo/Miike/Rafy/Teelo) defeated Los Tortugas Ninjas (Leonardo/Miguel Angel/Rafael)
3. Golden Magic/Guerrero Maya (Black Terry)/Veneno beat Apolo Estrada Jr./Hijo del Diablo/Imposible in a good match.
4. Las Panteras I y II/Solar I defeated Canis Lupus/Eterno/Negro Navarro in a really good match with fans throwing money in the ring afterwards. Solar I was then given a plaque afterwards in honor of his 40 years as a luchador.
5. Black Tiger (Silver King)/Cien Caras Jr./Hijo del Mascara Ano Dos Mil beat Chicano/Dr. Wagner III/Hijo del Dos Caras with Chicano going out on a stretcher. BT ripped off his nephew’s mask then was attacked by Caras who picked it up which was seen by Wagner who then attacked him.

SACCOMATS 5/1 – Arena Neza
1. Angel Divino/Kid Espacial/Rayo de Plata beat Angel del Infierno/Furia Nocturna/Principe Mixteco
2. Bryan el Stripper/La Chiva/Tony Cirio Jr. defeated Dr. Trauma/Golden Bull/Iron Black
3. Mini Drago/La Jarochita/Bugambilla del Norte beat Mini Charly Manson/Sexy Lady/La Cachetada
4. Dement Xtreme/Los Hermanos Muerte II y III defeated Neza Kid/Principe Neza/Rey Neza
5. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown/Murder Clown/Psycho Clown) beat Electroshock/Machine Rocker/Parka Negra
6. Fenix & Myzteziz defeated Averno & Pentagon Jr. when Myzteziz used a Mistica on Averno.

UWE 5/1 – Arena Lopez Mateos
1. ?
2. Pegasus/Sky Fly/Spider Boy defeated Ave Negra/Discordia/Ironia
3. Caporal/Cerebro Negro/Leviathan beat Rey Cristal/Terry Dos Mil/Yakuza
4. Hijo del Dos Caras/Pantera/Solar I defeated Dr. Cerebro/Negro Navarro/Sadico
5. Dr. Wagner Jr./Fuerza Guerrera/Silver King beat Felino/Negro Navarro (subbing for Negro Casas)/Mr. Niebla by DQ when Niebla ripped off Doc’s mask after Doc beat him bloody.



NJPW Results For May 3rd, 2015

NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku

May 3, 2015
Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Fukuoka, Japan

Champions at the time of the event:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles
IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega
IWGP Tag Team Champions, The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett)
IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions, Roppongi Vice (Baretta & Rocky Romero)
NEVER Openweight Champion, Tomohiro Ishii

– Yuji Nagata, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask & Mascara Dorada defeated Manabu Nakanishi, Captain New Japan, Ryusuke Taguchi & Kushida.
– Kota Ibushi & Yohei Komatsu defeated Tetsuya Naito & Sho Tanaka.
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma defeated Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Cody Hall).
– IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship:
The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) defeated Roppongi Vice (c) (Baretta & Rocky Romero) to win the titles.
– IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship:
Kenny Omega (c) defeated Alex Shelley to retain the title.
– IWGP Tag Team Champions, Kingdom (Michael Bennett, Matt Taven & Maria Kanellis) defeated Bullet Club (Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Amber O’Neal).
– Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Katsuyori Shibata defeated Toru Yano, Kazushi Sakuraba & NEVER Openweight Champion, Tomohiro Ishii.
– Bullet Club (IWGP Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI.
– IWGP Intercontinental Championship:
Hirooki Goto defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (c) to win the title.