July 25th, AWS “Summer Heat 6” at American Legion Post #335, South Gate. Despite a WWE House Show running in the same time frame at Staples Center, Bart was able to draw a very large crowd into the legion hall.
1 – Famous B successfully defended the Lightweight title over Sonjay Dutt.
Very strong, back and forth opener that saw B end it with the “I Believe I Can Fly” Swanton Bomb.
2 – Tito Escondido & Che Cabrera b. SoCal Crazy & Espiritu Infernal
Another great back-and-forth action that ended with Che tossing Espiritu onto a Tito Superkick for the pin.
3 – Nicole Savoy scored a submission win over Thunder Rosa
This was probably the most technical match on the card, with plenty of mat wrestling holds. Nicole put Rosa in a Triangle Submission hold that Rosa was unable to get out of, resulting in the submission win.
4 – Ryan Taylor p. Mikey O’Shea
Another even match that Ryan ended with a 5-Strike Combo, followed by the Perfect Circle.
5 – Willie Mack successfully defended the Heavyweight title over Brian Cage
A very even match, in which the crowd was really into. The drapes from a previous legion hall event, that were hanging over the ring, started to sag too low during the match, so Referee Rick Knox tore them down as an obvious safety measure. Brian couldn’t put Willie away with a Discus Lariat, nor was he able to hit Weapon X. Willie, however, couldn’t Brian away with a Chocolate Thunderbomb, and had to hit a stunning strike on Cage, to then a Frog Splash, for the pin.
6 – Raze p. Candice LeRae
Short but effective ladies match off of the intermission. Very even, up to where Raze hit a German Suplex on Candice, and rolled it into her “Soul Eater” Spear for the pin.
7 – Tyler Bateman p. Mariachi Loco
Mariachi Loco gave a great showing, despite having to use a pad over his ailing left shoulder. Obviously, that became a target for Tyler in another even match, before nailing a pair of Elbow Strikes for the pin.
SM – Title-for-title match between NWA Women’s World Champion Santana Garret, & Pro Wrestling Revolution Women’s Champion Christina Von Eerie ended in a Double-KO
Very even match between these two high-profile ladies. When both women exchanged headbutts, it knocked them out just enough for Referee Justin Borden to rule it a Double-KO. It was not a surprise decision, given the match stipulation, but the crowd definitely wanted to see more of these two great ladies in the ring.
M – Triple Threat Tag Team title match between PPRay (PPA & Ray Rosas), Lil Cholo & B-Boy, & Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe & Lester The Legend)
All three tag teams pretty much had equal share in the match, complete with plenty of out-of-the-ring brawling, and PPRay obviously gunning for two members of “The Crew” in LU. B-Boy & Cholo found the right opportunity, with B-Boy landing the Shining Wizard, leading to a title-clinching double-pin.
NEW AWS TAG TEAM CHAMPS: B-Boy & Lil Cholo
Overall, a very strong card, and the crowd kept the energy going for as much as possible. Bart can use all the support he can get, with 2 shows left in the year–maybe for quite a long time. If you can’t make it to BoLA on the final weekend of August, then the next AWS show on 8/29 is a viable alternative, with some other big names on the indie scene currently scheduled for the show.
1 – Mack / Cage
2 – Triple Threat Tag Team Title Match
3 – Savoy / Rosa
4 – Famous B / Sonjay
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