Browsing: Independents

Lucha Libre. A wrestling style originating in Mexico that has been used by some of the best workers the business has ever seen. Names such as Blue Demon, El Santo, Psychosis, and Rey Mysterio have enriched Lucha Libre with great history, but with Mysterio’s career in it’s final stages, it’s time to look towards the future. I mention Rey Mysterio specifically, as he has been a main representative for Lucha Libre for the past twenty-or-so years. So it begs the question: Who are the five men that I think will steer the ship for Lucha Libre in the future? That’s…

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January 2024 was an insane month in the world of professional wrestling, both in front of and behind the camera. But behind the spectacles, controversies and surprises, one thing that has remained consistent is an excellent in ring product. In this article I’ll discuss and break down 10 must watch wrestling matches that you may have missed in January. The standard of wrestling across the world right now is possibly the highest it’s ever been, and while WWE, AEW, TNA and others often take up the headlines, I wanted to showcase some noteworthy matches from elsewhere in the wrestling landscape…

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Despite the promotion flying under the radar since the days of British Strong Style, Walter and Ilja Dragunov, Progress Wrestling is once again proving itself as the most underrated promotion in the professional wrestling industry. Why do we love professional wrestling? I think it’s a question that not only non wrestling fans ask us, but also at times we ask ourselves. What is it about this form of entertainment that draws us in so much? What gives us that ‘feeling’? The ‘feeling’ you simply can’t describe. It’s something that I often wonder, and the answer I usually come to is…

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Each month I showcase wrestlers on the independent wrestling circuit that you should be keeping your eyes on. This month I am showcasing talent in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is a hidden gem on the Independent Wrestling Circuit. From Portland Oregon to Seattle Washington to Vancouver British Columbia, the talent level is as high as Multnomah Falls. Here is this week’s top 5 Independent Wrestlers that you should keep eyes on in the PNW. Amira Lara Lukens Credit: Jamie Rand Imaging Age: 27 Height: 5’3 Residence: USA Wrestling Style: Powerhouse Nicknamed “The Tower of Power”, she is the…

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Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Coby Galenzoski and Anthony Ricciardi discuss if yesterday was the most stacked day in wrestling history. The day included FTR vs Bullet Club Gold and CM Punk vs Ricky Starks on AEW Collision, AEW Battle of the Belts, NJPW G1 Climax Day One, NOAH One Night Dream, AAA TripleMania and Impact Slammiversary. Todays episode will be LIVE at 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST! Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast is a 45 minute daily podcast (with video) discussing the days wrestling news and all of the latest shows. The show is hosted by Ben Allison…

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Will Ospreay & Paul Robinson will be returning to PROGRESS & TNT Extreme Wrestling following an investigation into the allegations against them. In a statement released by PROGRESS Wrestling, it was announced that Will Ospreay and Paul Robinson, who are collectively known as the Swords of Essex, will be making a return to both PROGRESS Wrestling and TNT Extreme Wrestling. This decision follows a comprehensive investigation into allegations that were previously levied against Robinson during the #SpeakingOut movement. Both talents fully complied with all requests and internal feedback was taken into consideration. In his reaction to the news, Ospreay expressed…

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Kimber Lee, the former WWE and Impact wrestler, has announced her retirement from wrestling, in a statement released on social media. Lee shared that she will no longer be taking active bookings, citing her evolving circumstances and goals. She added that she had been working on herself this past year, coming to terms with some harsh realities and learning a lot about herself in the process. Lee, who had not performed for Impact Wrestling since late 2021, had been with the promotion since 2020. She has wrestled occasionally over the last year, performing for promotions such as SHINE and FEST.…

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“There is power in seeing a face that looks like yours do something, be someone. There is power in moving from the sidelines to the center” Jenny Han Inside the wrestling ring her name is Gabby Forza, and she refers to herself as “Your homie, the Gnomie.” Outside of wrestling, she is Gabriella Farrell, a linebacker for the New York Wolves. On March 19th, Gabby made her professional wrestling debut at Create-A-Pro’s latest show: Dreamland USA. Credit-Floodshot “Winners are not born, they are self made.” Pat Summitt Power is the best word to describe Gabby Forza. A Beth Phoenix in…

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credit ECWA Another Super 8 season is among us. The annual Super 8 Tournament that is held by the ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Association) is taking place on March 25th in Morganville New Jersey.  The Super 8 tournament which was first held in 1997 features eight of the very best on the Independent circuit.  This year’s participants include Andino, JGeorge, Ryan Mooney, Channing Thomas, Joey Ace, Sam Shields, Ellis Taylor, and Rick Recon. The History of the Super 8 Credit ECWA The Super 8 Tournament was founded in 1997 and Ace Darling was the inaugural winner. The eight-man tournament has…

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Ashley D’Amboise is a rising superstar who has both a bright future ahead of her and the world in her hands. She first caught my eye at last year’s Inaugural Battleslam show when she faced Shazza Mckenzie. What struck me about her was her power and athleticism which in various interviews she has done has credited to her background in Dance and Weightlifting. Credit-Battleslam Femme Championne As the famous saying goes “The World is your oyster” and over the weekend Ashley D’Amboise made Canada her personal oyster when she became both the Inaugural MEW Women’s champion at Main Event Wrestling…

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