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AML Friends & Foes Results

AML(America's Most Liked) Wrestling returned this month with the Friends & Foes event at North Davidson High School in Lexington, NC.  It was a night of chaos -- mainly caused by a newly formed faction and "one man riot" -- that this event will largely be remembered for.  The amount of security was nowhere near prepared or strong enough to stop the carnage on this night.  It was also a night where three title matches took place, an extreme rules bout happened, and one legendary valet made an appearance and was involved in a match.  And the 2015 Manager of the Year brought in a new client and made sure he did something to make me write something good about him....again.

Here are the results of the show:

Future Stars of AML results:

-Jonathan Castro w/Jeff Castro defeated ATM(Austin Tyler Morris)

I liked the ATM name and money he had on his attire for this match.  The end of the match came when ATM tried to use a foreign object and got rolled up by Castro for the quick win in the first bout of the night.

-Mercenary J & Ian Maxwell defeated LaBron Kozone & James Blade

James Ryan wasn't with LaBron Kozone as LaBron James, so James Blade was his tag team partner for this match.  The two showed some trouble getting on the same page.  However, they did control a large part of this match.  I've seen Mercenary J. and Ian Maxwell before.  Maxwell hit an impressive hurricanrana after leaping off one leg into that move.  The end came when J. and Maxwell hit simultaneous splashes off the top rope to get the win.  Kozone was none too pleased after the match.

Triple Threat Match

-Montana Black defeated Juggernaut and Tongan Giant Assafi

All three guys in this match were big, so a lot of power moves were attempted in this bout.  Black played a psychopathic character throughout the match, and got the win with a big running boot to the head of Juggernaut for the victory.

Live TV Taping Results:

-Zane Dawson & George South interrupt the start of the show

AML owner Tracy Myers came out to address the crowd and apologize for the actions of Zane Dawson in recent months.  He assured the fans, talent, and Tim Woody Blaze would be protected due to the added security for the show.  He said that George South would indeed be banned from ringside in Dawson's match against C.W. Anderson later in the evening.  Tracy introduced Blaze to the fans, and to kick the show off with our first match.

That was until Zane Dawson and George South appeared and interrupted the show.

Security immediately came out and protected Blaze.  Both addressed Myers and General Manager Brian Hawks.  They teased going after Blaze a couple of times and said they were taking over AML.  They also said they would finish C.W. Anderson once and for all.  Further, they criticized why Damien Wayne got a AML Wrestling Championship title shot for later in the evening before Dawson did.  South was not the least bit pleased being banned from ringside for Dawson's match later in the night either.

This turned out to be only the first time Dawson would make his presence felt on this evening.

Triple Threat Match

-White Mike w/The Tommy Thomas defeated Cam Carter and Joey Rogers

White Mike and Tommy Thomas came out first.  When they came by my area, Tommy insisted on taking my composition book I use to write down notes and the match order as well for shows I attend.  I refused at first, then let him have the notebook.  He wrote in in, "Tommy was great!"  He then had White Mike sign it as he was on the top rope acknowledging the fans before the match by licking it.  Tommy then told me to put that in my review.  More on this later.  I seen Cam Carter on the last AML show in a Fourway Future Stars match.  I was impressed with his athleticism and cat-like quickness on that show.  He also gets great height on his dropkicks, which he used in this match.  I've seen Joey Rogers one other time and he can go in the ring.  So this was a good opening match.  When White Mike takes a chop from anyone, you know it immediately because his reaction to them is unlike that of any other.  Carter hit a dive at one point in the match on the outside right in front of me, and looked to have the match won until he missed an acrobatic mid-air splash off the top rope.  With Joey Rogers down, White Mike took advantage by hitting a cool-looking spinning corkscrew neckbreaker on Carter for the win.  He spun him around about three times before doing that move.  White Mike was over with most of the crowd and got a solid reaction after winning a good opening bout.

-The Young Lions defeated The Mega Plowers

The Young Lions returned to AML after having lost in the previous show, so they were looking for a win against the debuting Mega Plowers.  The Mega Plowers pulled off a "Mega Powers" impersonation to start the match, and used some throwback gestures of past legends in this bout as well.  They were more entertaining that I thought they would be.  Early in the bout, it was the Young Lions that gained control -- highlighted by a simultaneous suicide dive right in front of me.  But the Mega Plowers took over the next several minutes of the match.  They kept one of the Young Lions in their half of the ring and dominated as the crowd got restless for the Young Lions to finally make a tag.  They finally did make a hot tag and turned the tide of the match in their favor before the Mega Plowers put a very brief halt to it.  The Young Lions then pulled out the win when one of them hit a dropkick off the top rope while the other turned that into a roll-up for the victory.

-Caleb Konley defeated Chance Prophet

Konley returned to AML and Prophet was involved in a Fatal Fourway match for a shot at the Prestige title last month.  Prophet used a lot of mind games in an attempt to put away Konley.  For awhile, it looked like it would work as some fans were not sure what to make of what Prophet was doing.  But in the end, Konley won the match by transitioning to a top rope moonsault to get the win.  He transitions to his finishing move very quickly.  Konley is one of the top Indy talents around, and has been for some time.

Lexington Street Fight for AML Tag Team Championship

-The Heatseekers defeated The Geordie Bulldogs w/Baby Doll to win the AML Tag Team Championship

After the battles these two teams have had, it was only fitting a match of this magnitude would settle things.  Or so it seems.  The Heatseekers originally came out with Baby Doll as their manager.  She quickly grew tired of their antics, and pulled the rope up on them on purpose after she was supposed to hold it open.  She left them before the match, and came out with the Geordie Bulldogs when they made their way to the ring.  As expected, this match went all over the North Davidson gym.  A couple of times, weapons fell right in front of where I was at.  Sean Denny of the Geordie Bulldogs was thrown into the bleachers by one of the Heatseekers, and was later busted open as well during the bout.  The Heatseekers had a bag they brought to the ring that was thought to be thumbtacks.  But instead, the bag hilariously contained gummy bears and that infuriated the Heatseekers.  It was because Baby Doll switched the thumbtacks out.  But despite the beatdown on Sean Denny, it appeared the Bulldogs would retain their titles when Sean hit a knee off the top rope on both members of the Heatseekers.  But the Heatseekers rolled out of the ring to avoid being pinned.  Sean had pulled out some mist to use, and it was taken briefly by the Heatseekers.  But he had another bottle on him and looked over at us(He later said he purposely looked at Michelle Isaac when he was preparing to use it.  Isaac is a HUGE Heatseekers fan).  But it didn't lead them to a win.  Later, Zane Dawson came out and attacked the Geordie Bulldogs by laying them out.  The Heatseekers hit a splash on Sean Denny for the win just before Mark could get in to prevent the pin.

AML Prestige Championship

-Jordan Kage defeated Darius Lockhart to win the AML Prestige Championship

Last month, Cedric Alexander(yes THAT Cedric Alexander) vacated the Prestige Championship to challenge "King" Shane Williams for the AML Championship.  This left the door open for someone to become the new Prestige Champion.  After two Fatal Fourway matches to determine the two that would challenge for the vacated title, it would end up being Darius Lockhart against Jordan Kage for this show.  Kage is a classic heel and has a unique move set that he incorporates in his matches.  Lockhart is a great athlete and is only beginning to do big things in the business.  Before the match, Tommy Thomas came out and wanted to make Lockhart his latest client.  He also led the crowd to a "Happy Birthday" singing for Lockhart, who was celebrating his 21st on that night.  Lockhart turned down Tommy's offer to be his latest client.  The match itself went back and forth with Kage hitting some unique moves and Lockhart using his quickness and athleticism to his favor.  The end of the match came when Lockhart was prepared to hit a move off the top rope until Kage pushed the referee into the ropes that caused Lockhart to fall off of them.  Kage then hit his 8x10 finisher on Lockhart to win the Prestige title.  After the match, Tommy brought out the cake like he did before the start of the bout.  Lockhart pushed the cake in Tommy's face, and told him that he said he wasn't going to be his next client.

Extreme Rules Match

-Zane Dawson defeated C.W. Anderson

George South came down to the ring with Dawson, but was officially banned from being involved per match rules despite insisting he would remain at ringside.  C.W. Anderson came out and announced that this would be an extreme rules match instead of a tables match.  The match went back and forth as well as right in front of me.  They teased putting each other thru a table on the outside of the ring as well as the one set up in the corner of the ring by Anderson during the bout.  It appeared that Anderson was on his way to winning the match when the referee was down after Dawson attacked him.  But the Heatseekers came out to help Dawson against Anderson.  The ECW original held his own against the new tag team champions while Dawson was down.  However, as soon as Anderson hit a spinebuster on Sigmon, Dawson speared Anderson thru the setup table in the ring corner and won the match.  As Anderson was being tended to by Brian Hawks, George South came out to announce his new faction.  He announced that Dawson and the Heatseekers were a group called the Expendables because it's a team of people that nobody wanted.  They promised to take over AML and put Tracy Myers and Brian Hawks on notice.  Anderson was able to walk off with some help after the match as fans gave him a standing ovation upon leaving the ringside area.

AML Wrestling Championship

-"King" Shane Williams w/Queen Taylor defeated Damien Wayne by DQ

As one can expect with these two, this match took place as much outside the ring as it did in it.  They fought in the opposite bleachers from where I was sitting for a good portion of time.  In fact, Wayne fell down the bleachers during the battle they had.  That certainly got my attention.  Neither man could gain the advantage for long.  The end of the match came when Shane was set to hit his pile driver finisher on Wayne.  That was until Dawson once again interfered in a match and attacked the AML Wrestling Champion that caused a disqualification.  Wayne took exception to that and the two rivals also went at it.  Later as Taylor was tending to Shane, Dawson grabbed her by the hair and was set to hurt her until security came out.  Security tried to prevent further damage, but Dawson attacked them all.  In fact, he hit one of them with a lariat so hard outside of the ring that it literally knocked his shoe off that went flying just behind me in the second row.  South laughed and joked about that when it happened.  It got a laugh out of me and several others in that area.  Shane Williams and Damien Wayne both took exception to the attack and took out the rest of the remaining security in the ring in front of South and Dawson.  Wayne then tried to turn the tables on Shane, but he nearly got a pile driver for his efforts.  Wayne then grabbed a microphone and challenged Shane to rematch at the next AML show called Dog Eat Dog on October 22.  The AML Wrestling Champion accepted the challenge and told Wayne "I will rule you!" on October 22 as the show came to an end.  Shane was really over with crowd yet again on this night.  Both put on a solid and physical match, so one can expect much of the same and then some in the rematch next month.


-Before the show, I caught up with Mark Denny of the Geordie Bulldogs, who was out in the lobby to promote the benefit for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.  I introduced myself and told him I was the one behind the writing of this site.  I had thanked him for promoting my site and the reviews I write here.  He liked the site and we briefly talked about the event that was upcoming.  Later in the night, Tracy Myers asked Mark to show them the shirts and talked about the benefit.  Mark approached the ring with a shirt to show the fans what it looked like.  On his way back to his table, he gave that shirt to a kid that was two chairs down from me in the front row.  I can safely say Mark is a class guy all the way even though I could tell that before having officially spoken to him at this event.

-After the segment in which Tommy Thomas got a cake to the face from Darius, Head of Security Bobby Lucas came over and was cleaning up the area with a mop.  He kept hitting my feet with the mop while he was laughing.  I will say cake got everywhere because of that and the pics from Tommy later on were funny.  See Bobby, told you this was going in my review though!

-After not seeing him at intermission, I was able to catch up with Darius Lockhart at his table and wished him Happy Birthday again.  We talked about his upcoming schedule and about AML's weekend shows in October.  Also, that AML and PWX run the same Saturday on October 22.  He also mentioned about how fellow students at his school at UNC-Greensboro know him from his wrestling.  Later, Tommy Thomas came up to us and wanted me to take a pic of them as he tried to convince him to be his new client again.  Darius still wasn't having any of it.  The pic I got of them proved that.  I then talked to Tommy for a bit and we talked about the spot before when he signed "Tommy was great!" in my composition book and White Mike licked it.  I told him that was too funny.  This was the first time he didn't demand for me to write something good about him(nor did he have to).  LOL.  Nonetheless, he thanked me a couple of times for writing them.  After he went back to help clean up, I went back to get a pic with Darius since all the lights came back on at that point.  Darius is one of the really great guys in the business.  And there's not many that work as hard as Tommy does in promoting the business in and out of the ring.

-My friend Aaron Johnson and I talked with Tracy Myers for a few minutes after the show.  We talked about the belt designs for the Prestige title, AML Championship, and some of what happened on the show.  When discussing the belt designs, the conversation turned to Mid-South Wrestling.  Tracy didn't know that Mid-South Wrestling/UWF was how I became a wrestling fan, and that it was the promotion I grew up watching.  For that have never read anything on here or my social media account, I did a large part of my growing up as a little kid in Midwest City, OK and went to those shows at the OKC Myriad as a kid.  It was because my mom was stationed in the Air Force there when I was little.  I liked that WrestleCade has brought in a significant amount of Mid-South talent to shows over the years as it reminds me of my days watching that promotion as a kid.

-After the last match, those that were part of the Special Olympics run got to step in the ring and take a group pic with AML Champion "King" Shane Williams and "Queen" Taylor.  They were also recognized during intermission and received a loud ovation from the crowd in attendance when doing so.  Having passed by many of them during the event, you can sense before all that happened that they were very grateful to AML for the benefit.  It was fitting that high class people like Shane and Taylor ended the night in the ring with them.

It was another fun night of action at AML.  Thanks to the entire staff and team at AML for yet another successful event.

The next AML events will be October 22 and 23 at the Southside Recreation Center in High Point, NC.  The October 22 event is called Dog Eat Dog.  The Sunday show on October 23 is the 2nd Annual Cornette Cup Tag Team Tournament named after the legendary manager Jim Cornette.  The Double Shot weekend is part of an exciting month leading to the big WrestleCade weekend in November.

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PWX Redemption Results

PWX Redemption took place at the Gastonia National Guard Armory after the great Queens of Combat XV event from earlier in the day.  You could watch both shows for the price of one, and this was the night cap to an excellent Saturday of wrestling action.  This was my first PWX show I attended in three months, and I was looking forward to how it would unfold.  The card featured a brutal Last Man Standing match in the main event, a bout that was match of the year worthy, three X16 qualifying matches, and what was supposed to be a PWX Heavyweight title defense.  In all, it was another wild PWX night -- and as expected -- you had to be prepared to leave your seat or you would get knocked out of it if you weren't watching!

Anyway, onto the results of the show:

X16 Qualifying Match

-James Drake defeated AR Fox and Jeff Lewis Neal

This was a solid match to start the show.  It hasn't taken Drake long to get over in PWX as he looked most impressive in his time there.  AR Fox returned to PWX and is a athletic talent that can certainly go in the ring with anyone on the Indy scene.  This was my first time seeing Jeff Lewis Neal.  The crowd certainly wasn't for Neal for whatever reason.  The opening match got the crowd involved and it stayed that way the entire night.  In the end, Drake continued his string of strong performances in PWX with a win with a believe it was his Liger Bomb finisher(My memory has slipped on how, but I do know for certainty that he won).  I wouldn't be surprised with the way he's going that he continues that momentum all the way thru X16 in November.

-The Ugly Ducklings(Rob Killjoy, Colby Corino, Lance Lude) w/Mikey defeated Team IOU(Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful) and Tripp Cassidy

Collectively, the Ugly Ducklings maybe the most over team on the Indy scene today.  They consistently get the "quack!" chants at shows I've seen them at.  This was my first time seeing IOU and Tripp Cassidy.  They made their presence known early when they attacked The Ugly Ducklings before the opening bell when they were in the pose that they're accustomed to doing.  IOU and Cassidy did control the early part of what turned out to be a chaotic six-man tag team match.  It took awhile, but Killjoy finally was legally tagged in late in the match and turned the bout into the Ducklings' favor.  Later, Corino got a tag back in and got the pinfall and win for his team.  After the match, another hilarious "kiss-fest" took place by the Ugly Ducklings on IOU and Cassidy.  A highly entertaining and energetic six-man tag team match here.

X16 Qualifying Match

-Trevor Lee defeated Mason Maddox w/The Tommy Thomas and Jason Cade

The second X16 qualifying match had another one of the top talents on the Indy scene that I've seen in Trevor Lee.  Maddox wanted to right the ship with Tommy in his corner.  This was my first time seeing Cade in a match.  It looked like it was going to be anyone's match to win throughout until the end came when Tommy incidentally to tripped his own client when trying to do so to Trevor Lee.  Lee took advantage of that with a high knee to pin Maddox for the win and to advance to X16.  During the time of the pin, Tommy told the crowd to "suck it!" and was sure it was Maddox getting the win.  That was until it was announced that Trevor Lee had won.  After the match, Tommy scolded Maddox again and yelled at him as to why he's such a loser.  Maddox looked as if he would attack Tommy, but relented and stormed off to the backstage area.  This was another good triple threat qualifying match though.

PWX Heavyweight Championship

"Man Scout" Jake Manning vs Joey Ryan

When they announced this match for the PWX title during the middle of the show, I wondered why.  After the two battled briefly for a few minutes, The Revolt! came out to interrupt just as Manning was trying to let go of Ryan's crotch.  Eventually, Manning picked up a microphone and didn't like them interrupting a title defense or Ryan wanting to potentially win the championship.  So Manning and Ryan challenged The Revolt to a tag team match, which I seen coming and predicted.  Also, they were on the poster and not advertised.  Not that I had any problem with this.

-Revolt(Caleb Konley & Zane Riley) defeated Jake Manning & Joey Ryan

So the PWX championship match turned in to a tag team match.  There was some comedic spots throughout the match - which included Ryan and Manning doing the Young Bucks pose before the bout.  But we got some good tag team wrestling mixed in as well as both got their fair share of offense in.  But the more experienced team of The Revolt! proved to be too much as Konley hit a moonsault onto Manning to get the win for his team in a good match between them.

-Anthony Henry w/Amber Young defeated Matt Riddle

Folks, I'm not even kidding when I tell you this bout right here was "match of the year" worthy.  Those that have read my entries on here for the 2+ years I've done reviews have seen me mention plenty of times of the 5-star ability of Anthony Henry.  This match certainly wasn't an exception.  I've never seen Matt Riddle in a match live.  But after this match, it's safe to say anyone with any sense at all should book this guy often(more on why in the notes).  This was a clinic and classic technical wrestling in every sense.  The match did go to the outside of the ring at one point and Henry ran a dash around the ring before he hit Riddle who was on a chair close to where I was.  Riddle then took control not long after that, and went directly up to me and said, "Bro!"  The match would return to the ring, and Henry hit a double underhook drop-type finisher on Riddle.  But Riddle -- to the surprise of the Henry -- kicked out.  Riddle recovered and hit some stiff kicks that would've floored just about anyone.  But what was most memorable was after he regained the advantage when Riddle hit the most vicious tombstone piledriver I've ever seen live at a show on anyone on Henry.  That one looked like it would kill anyone.  Henry would take back control and win with a vicious reverse chin-lock submission on the mat that forced Riddle to tap out.  After the match, Riddle offered to shake the hand of Henry.  But Henry kicked his hand away and left the ring with Amber.  Solid work isn't near enough to describe how good both were in this match.  Riddle got a loud "Please come back!" chant from the crowd after Henry left.

X16 Qualifying Match

-Tracer X defeated Andrew Everett and Joey Lynch

I've seen these three at least once in a match, but it was a very tall order to follow what Henry/Riddle did.  I was glad to see Everett back in PWX and he put on another solid performance here.  Lynch also held his own.  However, Tracer X moved on to X16 when he hit his 450 splash off the top rope for the win.  It was an impossible act to follow, but all three did well here in this bout.  Not bad for someone that was on the pre-show two months ago, and now has a shot at winning X16 in November.

Last Man Standing Match

-Ethan Case defeated Elijah Evans IV

The feud between the former tag team members of Worst Case Scenario reached a boiling point at PWX Redemption.  After a brutal beatdown by Elijah on his former partner at the previous PWX show, Ethan did indeed have redemption on his mind.  After the bell rung, it was Elijah that struck first with powder to the face of Ethan after he charged at him.  From there, the action spilled into the crowd and you had to be prepared to move at all times or one of them was going to be thrown at you.  That was especially true for those of us that sat in the front row.  Elijah at one point got so frustrated that he threw the referee into the bleachers.  Another time, Ethan piledrived his former partner on the opposite set of bleachers from where I was sitting.  Ethan was busted open not long after that before one of the most vivid spots in PWX history took place.  After his hired help came out to prevent Ethan from getting back in the ring, Elijah had his two guys put Ethan on a table that was set up earlier in the match outside the ring.  Elijah then leaped off the top rope on Ethan through the table on the outside of the ring that drew a "Holy Sh*t!" chant from the crowd.  But despite that, Ethan would NOT stay down and barely beat the 10 count.  Elijah and company then exposed the ring down to the plywood to punish Ethan more.  Ethan was slammed on them and Elijah swung his sledgehammer he had under the ring while barely missing him.  But that began another turning point in the match as the two battled over the sledgehammer before Ethan hit a Cutter on Elijah.  Ethan then hit Elijah in the head with the sledgehammer and knocked him out cold.  Ethan stumbled to his feet, but beat the 10 count as Elijah was unable to stand after being knocked out.  Ethan got his redemption.  These two nearly killed each other, and both had to have a lot of help to the back after the bout finished.  This was a hell of a main event match, and major props to both for putting on a match this dangerous.


-After the show, me along with my friend Chris Dickinson, caught up with Matt Riddle and congratulated him on having what was my favorite match of the night.  We both asked him questions about PWX and whether he would return, what it was like working with Anthony Henry, and more.  He'll be back at PWX after the kind of performance he put on.  He also spoke very highly of Henry and noted how intelligent and ring-savvy he was in the business.  In talking to Riddle, it didn't take long to see that he understands the business very well.  He also flat out said that his goal is to put on the best match of the card every time he goes out to the ring.  Well, mission accomplished on this night!

-We also went up to Anthony Henry after talking to Riddle to tell him the same thing.  I also added that Henry has always delivered and that his match was my favorite of the night.  Henry is right near the top as one of my favorite performers on the Indy scene.  I've talked him up on here and social media for two years.  You're gonna hear plenty more from this guy in the business.

-Also, Chris and I were able to talk with PWX CEO Brian Kanabroski after the show.  We talked about a number of things, which included Riddle coming back, Cedric Alexander, and CWC title.  He also gave a little detail about the business many outside of it aren't aware of or maybe shouldn't know.  We did talk about how wrestling is today and the similarities to the territory days in many ways.  He addressed Riddle and him returning(music to our ears).  PWX has a lot going for themselves right now, and it very worst is one of the top 10 Indy promotions anywhere.

-Before we left out, we seen The Tommy Thomas out in the lobby.  Now before the show, Tommy demanded once again that I write something good about him in my review.  I told him to give me a reason to, and he said he wouldn't have any trouble doing that at the show.  Well, he told me out in the lobby to make sure that I put in my review that he told the crowd to "suck it!"  But I told him that after he did that, his client got pinned.  Tommy looked at Chris and I and said, "Oh, you got jokes?!  You got jokes?!  You should be on Saturday Night Live!"  That's really the first time I got a reaction from Tommy, but he had me laughing all the way back to my car.  Tommy is an entertaining and interesting personality to say the least.  Anyway, there's my "writing good" about him for a paragraph.  LOL.

PWX has set the bar very high at their shows and they continue to hit them --if not exceed them -- in a big way.  The expectations get bigger by the show they put on, and they still deliver.  PWX Redemption was no exception.

Once again, thanks to all the entire talent and staff for yet another fun-filled and entertaining night of PWX action!

The next PWX show will be in Hickory, NC next month.  PWX X16 will take place on November 19 & 20.  Check the PWX Facebook page and/or Twitter for more info coming up about both shows.

Also, be sure to checkout Robert Holt's Fisticuffs page for photos of this event as well as Queens of Combat XV when he releases them.

Checkout Jer Polk's full recap with more detail within the matches on the PWX site later this week.

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Queens of Combat XV Results

Queens of Combat XV took place at the Gastonia National Guard Armory in North Carolina with the first of two shows at the venue that day.  PWX Redemption followed that up with a night show.  The day before, QOC had their XIV show at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville, NC.  I wasn't able to go on Friday night due to traveling back into town from work.  This was my sixth Queens of Combat show, and it was another good time.  The show featured a wild main event, a submission match, and a Fourway bout for the ages.  I'm glad I was in attendance to see it.

Here are the results followed by some news and notes from the show:

-D'arcy Dixon defeated Chasity Taylor

This was only my second time seeing Dixon in a match.  I haven't seen Chasity on a show since last summer when the QOC title tourney took place.  Dixon posed for the crowd to draw heel heat before the match.  Chasity is a natural baby face and no doubt nearly everyone was pulling for her here.  But it was Dixon that won the opening match with a fireman's carry into a driver for the win.

-Roni Nicole & Malia Hosaka defeated Kiera Hogan & Rudy Jordan

Hosaka respected Nicole so much from their match against one another at QOC14 that they decided to become a tag team.  And they looked dominant.  Nicole intimidated both Hogan and Jordan before the match even started by not letting them in the ring.  Nicole and Hosaka had Jordan in the ring for a long time until Hogan got the tag in.  But it wasn't long before Nicole hit a running senton on Hogan for the win.  Hogan took a couple of big shots from Nicole in the match.

-Neveah defeated Thunder Kitty

It was my first time seeing Thunder Kitty, and she was definitely a heel here.  I've seen Neveah a few times at QOC, and I've always liked how she interacts and reacts to fans during her matches.  It's entertaining.  Most everyone was pulling for Neveah, and she won the match with a punt-type kick on Kitty for the win.

Fatal Fourway Match

-Rachael Ellering defeated Angel Rose, Samantha Heights, and Savannah Evans

This is how you book a Fourway match, and it was the first bout after intermission.  All four women got their time to shine and each shown what they can do in the ring.  And all four delivered.  Savannah was over with many in the crowd before the match got started.  The entire crowd wasn't as lively until Rose and Heights hit simultaneous suicide dives on Ellering and Evans on the outside of the ring that drew a "Queens of Combat!" chant.  Then both Rose and Heights hit another set of dives on the opposite sides of the ring from their first suicide dives.  The crowd got heavily invested into the match from that point on, and rightfully so.  Another time, all four had each other in submission holds -- including Evans being in a very painful position of being locked in two of them at once.  Later, Evans went for a superplex on Heights until Rose jumped on the ropes to deliver a double superplex. Ellering then powerbombed all three off the ropes as Evans and Rose superplexed Heights.  It was a great spot live.  In the end, it was Ellering that got the win.  But wow did these four women put on a match for the ages!  Let me say that when the QOC15 DVD comes out, get it for this match alone.  Trust me on that!

Submission Match

-Nicole Savoy defeated Kennadi Brink

As one would expect, a good amount of submission moves were used in this match.  The submissions looked painful to watch, so I can imagine how bad it was for them being in one.  LOL.  Both ladies have worked the crowds well in the past and did a little here.  I was hoping Savoy and my good buddy Brandon Lyles, who was seated next to me, would get in another war of words like they've done at previous QOC shows.  Savoy gave him a hard time when he was cheering for Brink early on.  The back and forth match ended when Savoy made Brink tap out to a leg lock finisher for the win.

-Su Yung defeated Aerial Monroe

What a main event this was.  I'm friends with Aerial and was pulling for her.  Yung continues to deliver very solid performances and this bout certainly was no exception.  Aerial had the line of the night(or show) after Yung kicked her in the chest, and she said, "She kicked my titty!"  At one point, the two battled on the floor and a power bomb was used onto chairs that drew a huge pop from the crowd.  Later, Aerial smashed Yung's pumpkin on the ground and it upset her to no end.  As the two returned to the ring, Yung used mist to temporarily blind Monroe in front of the referee.  Yung won I believe with a Michinoku Driver-type finisher for the win.  Excellent performance by both in this match!


-During intermission, I along with my friends Brandon Lyles and Chris Dickinson, met up with our friend Aerial Monroe.  Brandon and I got pics and autographs from her again.  We both will always support her since we followed her before she started training to wrestle.  Nonetheless, she honored her commitment to QOC and told us that her fiance Cedric Alexander would definitely be on Raw that Monday(which he was in an awesome Fatal Fourway match).  She told me she had to head back to Florida where both recently moved to, and was obviously very excited for Cedric.  It's always surreal to see those that were once fans become stars on the wrestling scene.  You'll be hearing Aerial's name a lot!

-Brandon, Chris, Brandon Lattimore, and myself all caught up with our friend Savannah Evans after the show and told her how good her match was.  Savannah is another one I've mentioned here a lot because like Aerial, she was a fan at these Indy shows at one time, and is also a wrestler now.  Savannah has shown tremendous improvement from her first in-ring appearances up until now.  The hard work she's put in continues to pay off.  She's also one of the nicest people in the business, and always takes a few minutes to talk with me and others she knows at shows.

-Since it was my first time seeing Rachael Ellering in a match, I had to approach her at her table after the show to let her know how great her performance was in the Fourway match.  She was really grateful that I, along with several others, liked the match they put on.  So I decided to buy an 8x10 for her to sign, and get a pic with her because of how incredibly nice she was.  For those that don't know, she's the daughter of former legendary wrestler and manager, "Precious" Paul Ellering.  It only took one time for me to see her live to say she's going to be a star in the business.

-If you ever get a pic with Su Yung with her paint on, it's amusing the looks she gives you in the photos.  Brandon got a pic with her that got me laughing.  When I took a pic of her with Brandon Lattimore, I had a hard time holding his camera phone still because of Yung.  I seen another fan try to put his arm around her, and she rolled away from it with a look that could kill you.  It was funny to me every time.  It was even more hilarious that Aerial tried to take her pumpkin again after the show.  Also, Nicole Savoy made a comment saying her table was at the other end of the venue when she seen Yung's line that drew a laugh from everyone that heard her.  Not long before that, Savoy and Brandon Lyles briefly had another war of worlds.  Yung and Savoy are quite entertaining away from the ring as they are in it, too.

Thanks to Brandon Lyles and Chris Dickinson for providing the names I missed that were needed to write this review.

The next Queens of Combat show will be on November 27 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC.  It'll be part of an outstanding Thanksgiving weekend of Indy wrestling in conjunction with WrestleCade that happens the day before and Showcase of Champions that Black Friday.  A lot of female talent will be at WrestleCade, so you'll see a loaded QOC card that Sunday.  It could very well be their best show yet with the amount of potential talent they could book for it.

Great work by the entire Queens of Combat staff for yet another solid show!  I'm looking forward to the next one on WrestleCade weekend!

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