By Silverback, PWG Staff Writer
Darwin, CA – It’s not often that Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com) finds itself with a new World Champion, and it’s not often that PWG finds itself with a new home, so after January 12 at “Based On A True Story” it’s like waking up from a 406 day sleep and not remembering how to shut off your alarm. (That means it’s disorienting for those of you who are slow on the uptake.) At “Based On A True Story” fans witnessed the crowning of a new PWG World Champion after one of the most brutal Guerrilla Warfare matches in company history when Human Tornado defeated Joey Ryan, ending his 13 month reign. Commissioner Dino Winwood, who has never been a great fan of Joey Ryan (to put it lightly), is embracing the win by Tornado and using it as a chance to begin a new era in PWG. That is why on February 10, 2007 Human Tornado will defend his title for the first time at a brand new location for PWG, the Van Nuys Armory! Commissioner Winwood hopes that the fans will not be too disoriented by all the changes taking place within PWG, and join us in scenic Van Nuys on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 8:00PM for “Guitarmageddon II: Armoryageddon!”If you’re not from Southern California, or you just haven’t been to Van Nuys, you are in for a real treat. From the Van Nuys Airport to the Budweiser Brewery, any trip up (or down) the 405 is made that much sweeter when you know you’ll be exiting in Van Nuys. But the ultimate reward is being there live for the dawning of a new era in PWG history when Human Tornado, accompanied by the lovely Candice LeRae, puts his belt on the line against the Number One Contender for the title, “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen. Since returning from Japan, Steen has shown a more focused and more aggressive side, but when he faced “Photogenic” Chris Bosh in the Number One Contender Match at “Based On A True Story,” fans were reminded of the light hearted and jocular Kevin Steen they fell in love with. Will that Kevin Steen be on hand to fight for the title? And for that matter, did the Guerrilla Warfare match with Joey Ryan bring out a darker side of Human Tornado? Will PWG World Champion Human Tornado defend his belt at all costs, like the former champion? Or will both men show a third, completely different yet still nuanced side to their personalities, like “Mr. Accounting” Kevin Steen, CPA, or the hard hitting yet soft spoken Human Potato? Watch out, he’s got eyes in the back of his head… and everywhere else! No one knows for sure, but the only way to find out is to be on hand Saturday, February 10 at the Van Nuys Armory!
Also scheduled for “Guitarmageddon II: Armoryageddon” at the Van Nuys Armory, located at 17330 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406 on Saturday, February 10, 2007 is:
PWG World Tag Team Championship Title Match
Cape Fear (El Generico & Quicksilver) vs. Davey Richards & Roderick Strong
— On February 10, 2007, both El Generico and Quicksilver will have held a PWG title for longer than they ever have in their respective careers. El Generico’s first tag title reign was ended when Super Dragon and Davey Richards joined forces with heretofore unseen dominance of the PWG tag team division. During the reign of Dragon & Richards, El Generico & Quicksilver united as “Cape Fear” to fight for, and were subsequently defeated, three separate times. Now that Cape Fear is in possession of the PWG World Tag Team titles, they are determined not to go down without a fight. After defeating title reign mile markers Los Luchas, Commissioner Winwood offered his friends a chance to prove themselves against a pair of former tag champions who never received their rematch for the belts. Cape Fear readily accepted, eager to show fans that the Cape Fear of 2007 is a far better team than the ’06 model. However, they have their work cut out for them when Davey Richards & Roderick Strong stand across the ring on February 10.
Richards & Strong were PWG World Tag Team Champions for a mere 24 hours in November of 2006, but a win is a win, and a rematch is theirs for the taking. But why would Davey Richards opt for another shot at the belts when by all accounts, Super Dragon has been suffering the effects of post-concussion syndrome since the 2006 Battle of Los Angeles, and would be a seemingly easy target for revenge? According to Davey Richards, “a punchy Super Dragon is not the man I want to face.” Strong words from Richards, and that could be the very reason why he decided to reunite with “The Do’er Of The Backbreaker” Roderick Strong to challenge for the titles. I mean his sense of honor, not the pun, or play on words. Either way, fans are the real winners when on February 10, 2007 at “Guitarmageddon II: Armoryageddon” at the Van Nuys Armory, the British Bulldog-ish duo of Davey Richards & Roderick Strong take on current PWG World Tag Team Champions El Generico & Quicksilver, Cape Fear!
The Dynasty Grudge Match, Part 1
“The Future” Frankie Kazarian vs. Joey Ryan
— It’s been a long time since the write up for a PWG show hasn’t been dominated by “What will The Dynasty do next?” talk, and an even longer time since a write up hasn’t had the words “PWG World Champion Joey Ryan” in it. But oh, how the times are a-changing. After surviving his record second Loser Leaves PWG Match by defeating Scorpio Sky at “Based On A True Story,” Frankie Kazarian has taken it upon himself to completely dismantle The Dynasty. (Fun fact, previous record holder for most victories in a Loser Leaves PWG Matches: Frankie Kazarian) And what better time to do so than now when The Dynasty is in a state of disarray? One quarter of the in-ring component of The Dynasty is gone, one quarter is returning from an injury and still may not be 100%, one quarter lost a Number One Contender match with a particularly embarrassing stipulation, and one quarter lost the thing that was nearest and dearest to him in the world. But Frankie Kazarian may have bitten off more than he can chew with this Charles Bronson-esque mission, because Joey Ryan is sore, angry, depressed, and looking for revenge. Since he can’t get his rematch for the PWG World Championship yet, he’s out to do the next best thing and that is to cripple the man who single handedly irrevocably altered The Dynasty as we knew it.
The Dynasty Grudge Match, Part 2
“Photogenic” Chris Bosh vs. “Double C” Claudio Castagnoli
— Just a few months ago, it seemed like fans would see professional wrestling’s “Most Money Making Man” on a television in their living rooms in no time, and it seemed that Chris Bosh was thinking along those lines as well. That could be why along with his tag partner Scott Lost, Bosh publicly disrespected Claudio Castagnoli in what was scheduled to be his last match in PWG. Pretty good timing if you think about it. Claudio was heading off to greener pastures, and what better way to make Chris Bosh feel like the Chris Bosh that Chris Bosh knows Chris Bosh should feel like than to get in a parting shot on someone who can’t possibly retaliate? What was Claudio going to do, fly himself back here, on his own dime, just to get revenge for some personal slight? Of course not, don’t be ridiculous. But when Commissioner Dino Winwood found out that Claudio’s calendar had some open dates, he took the first opportunity to bring “Double C” back to PWG for some payback on Bosh. Will we see The Dynasty collapse further, or will Chris Bosh prove that The Dynasty is a true team, stronger than (the loss of) any single member?
— “Guitarmageddon II: Armoryageddon” will feature three additional special attraction matches:
Six Man Scramble
Los Luchas Y Uno Más (Phoenix Star, Zokre & Nemesis) vs. B-Boy, Rocky “Azucar” Romero, & Super Dragon
Ronin’s Battle to the 2007 Battle of Los Angeles Tour (RBTT2007BOLAT) Continues!
“The Professional” Scott Lost vs. Ronin
Forever Fighting With Exciting Heart
Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson vs. Disco Machine
All this, plus PWG Commissioner Dino Winwood will be on hand to oversee the action!
Also, a quick note from the commissioner and the staff of PWG: Taping any portion of the PWG live events is not permitted. This includes taping by digital cameras and cell phones, as well as video cameras. If you are found taping during the event, you will be escorted out of the building. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s “Guitarmageddon II: Armoryageddon” takes place at the Van Nuys Armory on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 8:00PM. The Van Nuys Armory is located at 17330 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91496. Tickets are $20 each, and will be available at the door. For more information, please visit http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com