“Lanky” Lefty McDaniel release a statement on WPW.com officially announcing his opponent for Warriorversary.
As a celebration of one year in business, I wanted to have a match with someone big. Someone that could blow the roof off the stadium. It needed to match the magnitude of the event. So I called up the man that has main evented in practically every promotion in the world. Held titles in most of them too. On July 18th, at the famous Cow Palace, we’re going to have ourselves a good ol fashion brawl. That man is none other than…
Warrior Pro Wrestling had a press scrum earlier today where several wrestlers were made available to reporters. Below were some of the highlights from that session.
Warriorversary will be LIVE this Thursday 7/18 @6pm PST on TWITCH.
“Lanky” Lefty McDaniel on people sleeping on his chances in his match with Phoenix Rising star Lance Marshall:
Lance Marshall is a legend. A legend. That’s why I chose him as my opponent. I know nobody thinks I can win. You’d be crazy to pick me over Lance. Lance has done it all in this business and is still in his prime. But… what if I did? What if I beat the former Phoenix Rising champion? The former AAW champion. It’s not lost on me that I wasn’t booked in the G2. That my name has seemingly vanished from the title picture. Maybe if I take out a cowboy, I can earn my own shot at that Warrior Pro belt. So everyone can keep doubting my chances on Thursday. Keep telling me I can’t win. But if I were Lance, I wouldn’t listen to it. Don’t step into that ring expecting a friendly exhibition to promote your fed. I’m out to prove a point and make a name. You better be ready for a war.
Roy Carter on facing his former tag team partner…
This is a long time coming. The game passed Brick by. That backwoods Montana redneck has been riding my coattails for long enough. He’s old, he’s slow, and he was holding the group back. Doc saw it, and now I see it too. In two days, you’re going to see me break off Brick’s fat ass arm and beat him over the head with it until he retires. Its time for me to step up, and its time for Brick to go home. Go home Brick. Go home.
Rampage Hunter responding to comments made by King Nya (which can be viewed HERE)
Shit. Rampage ain’t sweating King Nyabooboo. Who he a king of anyways? Huh? Motherfucker comes out of nowhere talking shit and he ain’t even beat anyone. Rampage the champ right? Rampage beat the champ. Rampage been the Warrior Pro champ. Who he a king of? Rampage the real king around here. Nyabooboo can talk all he want about liberation and peace pipes and shit. All he wants. Thursday gonna come, and he gonna have to deal with the real king. The real champ. Pay me a visit. See where that gets you. Its gonna get you a face fulla fist. Its gonna get you lifted high in the air, and a hard crash to canvas. Lights Out man. That’s it. Lights. Out.
We’re a little over 24 hours away from the biggest event of the year… Warriorversary. Every title is on the line. Grudges will be settled. Blood will be spilt. A celebration of one year in business, Warrior Pro Wrestling is pulling out all the stops.
Tank McDaniel/El Macho vs Kerry Texan (AAW)/Johnny Sixnames (TIPW) A hellova show starter with 4 legends of the squared circle facing off against each other in a tag match. El Macho and Tank will be teaming up for the first time in almost 25 years to face AAW’s resident ageless badass Kerry Texan, and Texas International’s silent assassin Johnny Sixnames. This one is only for promotional pride, but should show off pro wrestling’s glorious past before shifting to its bright future.
Brick vs Roy Carter It was only a few weeks ago that these two looked like the most dominant tag team in the business, dispatching everyone in their path. But the G2 tournament provided a glimpse at fractures in the overall Jackson Hole Outlaw team- specifically between Brick and leader Doc Wyatt. It was only inevitable that Roy would choose sides, and siding with Doc means he gets tasked with putting down the teams former enforcer.
iWe Intercontinental Title Match: Rampage Hunter vs King Nyabinghi (iWe) Rampage Dirk II will be a favorite for MotY, and it proved that Rampage is one of the brightest young star’s in the business. His first title defense will be against King Nya, who is looking to build a similar reputation by defeating the former Warrior Pro champion and bringing the iWe Intercontinental title back to his home promotion. This could be a sleeper contender for match of the night.
Landmine Deathmatch: Machine Gun Mayhem vs Obnoxio (iWe) Two of the strangest and most dangerous wrestlers in the world today will face off in what is sure to be a brutal bloody match. Machine Gun issued an open challenge to anyone back at the G2 Finals, and iWe’s resident psychopath answered the bell in spades. It was just announced that this match will be a Landmine Deathmatch, so except one (or both) men to be dragged out of the building before all is said and done.
Warrior Pro Tag Team Title Match: Gears of War vs Baron Family Gears of War, who won the belts from the Jackson Hole Outlaws in convincing fashion at Warrior Grounds #11, avenging their only loss as a team, will face a stiff first defense in the Baron Family. Both Vic and Austin have something to prove, and a win would remove the sting of the recent Training Ground fiasco.
“Lanky” Lefty McDaniel vs Lance Marshall (Phoenix Rising) Lefty’s shocking announcement has given us a first time match up, as the resident Cowboy of Phoenix Rising makes his first Warrior Pro Wrestling appearance against a man looking to springboard a win into a title shot. Can Lefty shock the world and deliver the upset? Or will Warrior Pro fans be the latest to see why the name Lance Marshall is common to wrestling fans around the world?
Warrior Pro World Heavyweight Title Match: ”Gentleman” Doc Wyatt vs John Logan One could say this is the end of a year long storyline. These two men have faced exactly twice. The first time was a year ago for the G2 tournament win and the vacant championship, which Doc won. The second was last month again for the G2 tournament win and a shot at the title, which Logan won. Now we get the rubber match. Can Doc ring in Warrior Pro’s second year the same as the first, further cementing his claim as the best in the business? Or will John Logan finally win the big one, and wear the championship belt that has continued to elude him his entire career?
We find out tomorrow, 7/18 @6pm PST Warriorversary will be LIVE on TWITCH
Warriorversary is in the books, and it had all sorts of ramifications both in the short and long term. Gigantic thanks to everyone that showed up, it was a blast. And of course a special thanks to everyone that contributed edits for the show.
If you missed it, the full show is here:
Full matches, recaps, and what is sure to be a very interesting post show press conference should be up tomorrow, this weekend at the latest...
Warriorversary was a wild show, with some entertaining matches up and down the card. Scroll down for full matches and recaps, as well as some post show interviews that will set the stage fore the promotion going forward…
Tank McDaniel/El Macho vs Kerry Texan (AAW)/Johnny Sixnames (TIPW)
A who’s who of legendary wrestlers made up the opening tag match, which saw two mainstream legends in Macho and Tank take on two of the toughest to ever lace them up. Sixnames and Texan busted both their opponents open, and it seemed like an inevitability that they would stand tall in the end. But El Macho obviously had something to prove- and a pair of “Macho Splashes” would give himself and Warrior Pro’s owner the victory.
Two former tag team partners with a score to settle, this one got physical right from the start. Brick looked dominant early, but the younger, faster Roy Carter weathered the storm and waited for Brick to gas before picking the big man apart and an impressive suplex for the victory.
After the match Roy again slapped on the armbar on Brick, refusing to let go till he was dragged off by security. Despite being shown with the arm heavily wrapped in ice after the show, reports are that Brick suffered no long term injury.
Winner: Roy Carter Rating: ***
iWe Intercontinental Title Match: Rampage Hunter (c) vs King Nyabinghi (iWe)
For the second straight show, iWe’s Intercontinental Championship match proved to be one of the highlights of the show, proving that the rival promotion has one of the most exciting rosters around. King Nya and Rampage brawled all over the arena, tossing each other around and trying to consistently one up the other with big power moves. The difference in the match came down to King Nya being able to a consistently avoid the Lights Out powerbomb, while nailing Rampage with multiple Small Package Bombs, the last one proving too much for the champ.
After the match, King Nya helped Rampage to his feet and the men exchanged a respectful handshake before Rampage left the ring and the new champ celebrated.
Winner: Annnnnd NEEEEEEW Champion King Nyabinghi Rating: *****
Landmine Deathmatch: Machine Gun Mayhem vs Obnoxio (iWe)
An extremely odd match from two extremely odd wrestlers. Despite the deathmatch stipulation, both men seemed to avoid the landmines and light tubes, opting instead to wrestle a traditional match. It got so bad that at one point Obnoxio just ran into the light tube board to get some use out of it. Perhaps that was MGM’s strategy, because while Obnoxio became distracted with roughing up the match, Machine Gun delivered a pair of vicious running kicks that knocked the hardcore clown clean out.
Winner: Machine Gun Mayhem Rating: **
Warrior Pro Tag Team Title Match: Gears of War (c) vs Baron Family
Hands down one of the best tag team matches in Warrior Pro all year. GoW came ready to defend, hitting double powerbombs on both Barons, and even nailing a Doomsday Device to the Austin. But the Barons had something to prove in this one, and an Olympic Slam from Vic Baron was enough to knock out the defending champs.
Winner: AAAAAANNNDD NEEEEEW Champions The Baron Family Rating: ****
“Lanky” Lefty McDaniel vs Lance Marshall (Phoenix Rising)
Lanky Lefty came into the match wanting to show that he should be taken seriously, and you’d be hard pressed not to after this effort. Lefty matched the big man shot for shot, and back to back Left Handed Scissors seemed to put an exclamation point on an impressive coming out party. Except nobody told Lance Marshall he was supposed to lose. The cowboy proved why he’s a legend in this business by shaking off both cutters, and hitting a devastating running powerbomb for the victory.
Winner: Lance Marshall Rating: ****
Warrior Pro World Heavyweight Title Match: “Gentleman” Doc Wyatt (c) vs John Logan
A war. That’s what this match was. No feeling out process, no pacing. Both men went straight at each other and the match became an instance brawl. Logan picked up where he left off in there match last month and brought the fight to the champ, even hitting an early Logan’s Run for a near fall. Doc would counter by relentlessly attacking the legs of John Logan with a few figure fours that seemed destined to end the match. But each time Logan fought free, and eventually two sitting Logan’s Runs Looked to be enough to end the match and crown a new champion. But it didn’t matter. Doc, through sheer will was not going to be pinned tonight. A desperation dive to the outside, something we haven’t seen from him, changed the momentum just enough, and distracted the referee just enough, for Doc to pull out his patented brass knuckles and KO Logan with a thunderous punch.
Winner: Doc Wyatt Rating: *****
Several wrestlers spoke with the media after the show…
You’re finished old man, you hear me? You’re done. Time to retire. Go back to that shack you own in Montana and fuck goats or do whatever it is you do. You feel like showing up again in a Warrior Pro ring and I’ll break the arm this time. I don’t give any fucks what Tank says, this is no longer your place of work.
Lotta talk bout my ability to train this company. About what I’m capable of. About how much gas I have left in the tank. Tank. Ain’t no way you can say Austin Baron don’t have anything left. Tank- you and I need to have some words. You and I have things to settle.
Numerous reports have indicated Machine Gun was running around the locker room screaming “You wanna see me bleed huh??? I’LL SHOW YOU BLOOD. “ as he repeatedly smashed light tubes over his own head. Warrior Pro had no comment on the altercation…
Once again. ONCE AGAIN- Doc Wyatt defies the mob of people looking to see me fail. Looking for an excuse to call someone else the “Ace” of the company. It is truly time for everyone to swallow their pride and label me for what I am. The greatest living wrestler on this planet. And as the greatest living wrestler on this planet, I have further beef with a certain little midget over in Texas.
Mini Closeline- you scared sack of shit. Instead of giving me the rematch I deserve for the Lone Star Championship, you want to stick me in some kind of multi man scenario for the chance to beat your sorry ass? Come the fuck on. But fine. I will beat Cowboy’s ass- again. I will beat Adrian Lawton’s over the hill ass. I’ll beat everyone and anyone- just like I always do- so I get the chance to knock you out and get my belt back.
Coming on the heels of a their massive anniversary show, there is tons of chatter happening around Warrior Pro Wrestling right now. Here are the biggest stories being discussed:
Warrior Pro’s Brick (real name Otto Casey)- who missed a scheduled appearance at last Friday’s Wacker Drive Revival show last week, quietly had shoulder surgery on Monday as a result of the post-match armbar delivered by former tag team partner Roy Carter. While we don’t know the nature of the injury, sources indicate the injury may keep him out 3-6 months.
Its official, John Logan vs Doc Wyatt for the championship will headline Warrior Pro’s as yet to be announced August show. The match is expected to be no DQ and in a cage. One has to assume this would be a blow off match, and could be Logan's last shot at the belt for the foreseeable future.
The recent success of Rampage Hunter winning the iWe Intercontinental championship has convinced Tank McDaniel that the promotion is ready to have its own secondary singles title. Rumor is the initial champion will be crowned via a single elimination 16-man tournament. While nothing is confirmed, it is believed that the tournament will be held later this summer and include wrestlers from outside the company.
Wonderland was spotted back in LA at his dojo, the first time people have seen him since he ditched his position as head trainer of Warrior Pro. The company has been silent on Wondy’s status with the company, though sources say the issue will be addressed at the next Warrior Pro taping, tentatively schedule to be in a couple of weeks.
And finally, Jimmy Hawkins contract with AAW quietly expired over the weekend. While he may still be taking dates with the company, a return to Warrior Pro Wrestling seems inevitable…
Warrior Pro Wrestling released its schedule for upcoming shows, including their next big PPV event scheduled for the end of August….
Warrior Grounds #12- August 16th (pre-taped)
Warrior Grounds will return to Pioneer Hall and feature a main even rematch of Rampage Hunter vs. Byron “Showtime” Worthy. The recent Young Gun graduate shocked the world the first time these two met, upsetting the former World Champion. Can he do it again? Or will Rampage shake off his Warriorversary loss and get back to his winning ways…
Also, Tank McDaniel has decided there will be a mini tournament for a shot at the Tag Team champions, with the winners of their matches on this show facing off at the PPV for a shot at the belts. Tank will also be on hand to address the Wonderland situation, as well as the upcoming Intercontinental Championship tournament later this year.
The Card: Reed Brothers vs The Massholes Gears of War vs Gold Standard Rampage Hunter vs Byron “Showtime” Worthy
Wednesday August 28th @6pm LIVE on Twitch
The main event has been set, Doc vs Logan one more time- but this time in a cage. No DQ. No excuses. These two have put on a pair of wars in recent months, this one should be no different. Can Logan finally get over the hump and capture the gold? Or will Doc Wyatt put this rivalry to bed once and for all? Find out August 28th! And stay tuned to find out what the rest of the card with shape out to be…
The Card (More matches TBA): Warrior Pro Tag Team Championship #1 contender match Warrior Pro Championship (CAGE MATCH): “Gentleman” Doc Wyatt (c) vs John Logan
Its fight week, and this Friday starts the build to the first show post Warriorversary: DOOMSDAY. Warrior Grounds #12 will feature a main event rematch of one of the biggest upsets of the year, plus the tournament to decide who will face off to be the number one contender for the tag team gold. Tank McDaniel will also be on hand to address the crowd regarding the latest around Wonderland.
Tune back here on Friday, August 16th for all the matches, recaps, and reviews of Warrior Grounds #12
Gears of War vs The Gold Standard GoW’s run as champs was shockingly short after taking down the reigning champs just ahead of Warriorversary. They’ll look to get back on track by facing a pair of Wonderland Dojo disciples that will be out to prove something. This one should be hard hitting and could be a sneaky pick for Match of the Night.
Rampage Hunter vs Byron “Prime Time” Worthy What was supposed to be a tune up fight a few months ago turned into the upset of the year as Young Gun trainee Byron Worthy pulled off a shocking upset over the former Heavyweight Champ Rampage Hunter. Now a full-fledged roster member and aligned to the Wonderland Dojo, Worthy will get a chance to prove that the first win wasn’t a fluke. For Rampage, he’ll try and shake off a disappointing run as iWe Intercontinental Champion with a win that could get him back in the hunt for more.
Post by Senator Phillips on Aug 14, 2019 18:41:38 GMT
Actually, it was Mr. Moonsault...
But in any case, this looks like a quality show, pulling for the Massholes, and Worthy vs. Hunter is going to be a great match, I'm thinking Rampage pulls it off, but Worthy demonstrates his, well, worth in defeat.
But in any case, this looks like a quality show, pulling for the Massholes, and Worthy vs. Hunter is going to be a great match, I'm thinking Rampage pulls it off, but Worthy demonstrates his, well, worth in defeat.
Shit. I even linked to the show sigh... Well its now been corrected.
Earlier today a video appeared on iWe’s website completely replacing the front page before being taken down with no reference to it. The video has since been circulated around the internet. We advise that the imagery is graphic in nature…
The video opens with a black screen, before Machine Gun Mayhem walks into frame, the camera zoomed in on his face, bleeding profusely from a serious cut over his forehead.
For a long time I’ve tried to figure out what you people want. What will bring the cheers, the jubilation, the warm embrace that so many others in this company seem to get showered on them for every match. I even tried to understand your heroes, learn from them, see what makes them tick. But still the answers eluded me.
Then Obnoxio offered a different view, one of pure violence and disregard for basic humanity. He seemed like the perfect foe to vanquish, to send to the abyss and allow me to finally bask in YOUR applause. But when I did it…. I found nothing. You all still refuse me. But I’ve figured it out. I see now where I have been wrong.
You want BLOOD. You don’t want me to vanquish the violence, you want the violence. So Obnoxio. I stand before you bleeding.. BEGGING… fight me again. Give me another chance to open your insides and bathe in your blood. Not for you, and not for me. For THE PEOPLE. For…the people…
The show kicks off with Warrior Pro Wrestling owner Tank McDaniel walking to the ring to a steady stream of cheers. As he gets into the ring a microphone is handed to him...
Tank: Welcome everyone! We have an exciting show for you tonight, and hopefully it only adds to the excitement of DOOMSDAY, which will be LIVE on AUGUST 28th! But I’m actually not here to talk about that. For the past couple months, I’ve made a series of bad decisions regarding one of my most trusted and loyal friends. Austin Baron- I know you’re in the back. Can you please come down here?
Austin comes out from the back and enters the ring
Tank: Austin. It was a mistake to not side with you in this whole Wonderland mess. I should have trusted you more, and I should have given you the benefit of the doubt. The Baron Wrestling School is a legendary wrestling school. Wondy’s antics aside, I should not have removed you from the position. If you agree, I would like to reinstate you as Head Trainer as well as minority owner of Warrior Pro. The Baron family should be a part of Warrior Pro permanently going forward.
Tank reaches out a hand. Austin looks at the hand, starts to shake it, then grabs the mic from Tank instead
Austin: Tank, you ‘n me go way back. We got history that stretch far before most of these fans were suckin on their mamma’s teets. So when you say “Come back and run my wrestling school. Lets let the past be the past.” I say….maybe. One thing we ain’t ever done? One thing I have yet to do? Is you and me, one on one. So I say, you give me Austin Baron vs Tank McDaniel. You give me a chance to whoop the ass of the greatest legend in this sport. You give me that, and we got ourselves a deal.
Tanks stands, hands on hips, and chuckles to himself.
The Massholes looked surprisingly sober and ready to do battle, but the Reeds controlled this match most of the way. There was a brief moment where it looked like a double team from the Boston superfans might lead to an upset, but Maverick- who has been on fire lately- quickly snuffed it out and finished off the match with a running knee.
Interesting to note that Gold and Classic were introduced as “Wonderland Dojo” instead of their typical tag team name, with Gold even ripping up a Baron Family sign on his way to the ring. This match was a hard hitting affair that saw both teams looking to end early. A thunderous chokeslam from Riot seemed to spell the end but a late save from Stan Classic, and a rollup from Jack Gold on Bobby Clash gave Gold Standard the surprising upset victory.
After the match both members of Gold Standard put the boots to GoW and then continued to go after Baron Family signage…
Similar to the last match, Byron Worthy came out with Stan Classic and they were announced as part of Wonderland Dojo. The match itself picked up where the first confrontation between these two left off. Worthy displayed impressive strength that seemed to neutralize Rampage’s power in a way that few wrestlers are able to do. But Rampage seemed better prepared this time around and eventually all it took was one Lights Out powerbomb to seal the deal.
Winner: Rampage Hunter Rating: ***
After the match, as the winner was celebrating his victory a man jumped the rail and entered the ring…
JIMMY HAWKINS laid out Rampage with a superkick. As the fans let out a combination of boos and cheers, Hawkins celebrated in the ring before requesting a mic, and uttering a quick statement before leaving the ring with a satisfied grin…