Steve’s View #21

There has been a lot of complaints about XPW’s show last Saturday. A lot of fans have wanted more technical matches, yet when XPW put on a show with almost all technical matches everyone complained. Why?

Well, I’ll tell you why. There is a huge difference between technical wrestling and “garbage” wrestling. I am one of the people that thinks XPW needs to mix it up a bit to attract a larger audience. But heres the problem, XPW does not have the talent to pull off good technical matches on a regular basis.

You have to get the technical matches over with the fans. You can’t do that putting on bad matches. There are a few wrestlers in XPW who do a good job at technical wrestling, but most of the roster can not. And Bad technical matches are just that, bad.

With a deathmatch, even if the match is bad, there will be a few crazy spots that will entertain the XPW fans. I mean no matter how bad a deathmatch is if you are a fan of insane bumps, you will more than likely see one. But what redeeming qualities does bad technical have?

If XPW wants to get technical matches over, they need to bring in guys who can do that. Bring in more guys like Konnan who can have good matches with the wrestlers on the roster who can do technical like Kaos and D.

This isn’t intended as a bash on any of XPW’s wrestlers. Most have a speciality, and that specialty is hardcore.

On the message board a few weeks ago Paul T. compared wrestling to music. Just as there are different styles of music, there are different styles of wrestling. I don’t think N’Sync should try deathmetal, and I don’t think most of XPW’s current roster should be doing technical wrestling.

Indy wrestling returns to San Diego area at 7:00 PM on Sept. 28th when WCWA brings you “Not Sports Entertainment”. The card features these announced match-ups:

WCWA Championship
Frankie Dee vs TNT WCWA

WCWA Tag Team Championships
The Dynamics vs The Lost Boys

WCWA California Championship
Kamikazee vs Chip Adams

Also appearing: Al Katrazz, Jason Allgood, Ricky Maivia, Demento, Infierno, Tormenta Negra, Mase Hardy, B-Boy, Big Tony and many others.

The show will be held at the VFW located at 2885 Lemon Grove Ave. in Lemon Grove, CA. For more information check out

Just a little note about the WCWA card above. TNT is one of the most under rated guys in SoCal. He is a heat machine. The only wrestlers around that can get heat like he can is Adam Pearce and Matt Sinister. It will be good to see him in action again.

We are going to come up with a new design for the SoCal UNCENSORED t-shirts. The old ones will still be available for a limited time only. Buy now.

This is going to be a pretty big weekend in SoCal with MPW and Rev Pro both running on Saturday. Also WPW will be running on Sunday as normal at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace.

The match everyone is talking about for MPW is of course Jardi Frantz vs. Super Dragon. The match that could steal the show however is B-Boy vs. Ricky Reyes. Both wrestlers are on a hot streak of good matches right now and they should mesh well together.

Once again here is the schedule for Samoa Joe while in Japan on the Zero-One tour:

Samoa Joe will compete in the Inaugural Zero One “Burning Heart” Tournament from Sept. 1st to Sept. 15th.

9/1 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
– Alexander Otsuka vs. Kazunari Murakami (A-Block)
– Justin McCully vs. Samoa Joe (A-Block)
– Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Sean McCully (B-Block)
– Kohei Sato vs. Mr. X (B-Block)

9/8 Tokyo, Zepp Tokyo
– Masato Tanaka vs. Justin McCully (A-Block)
– Alexander Otsuka vs. Samoa Joe (A-Block)
– Yuki Ishikawa vs. Mr. X (B-Block)
– Kohei Sato vs. Sean McCully (B-Block)

9/9 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
– Alexander Otsuka vs. Masato Tanaka (A-Block)
– Kazunari Murakami vs. Samoa Joe (A-Block)
– Yuki Ishikawa vs. Kohei Sato (B-Block)
– Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Mr. X (B-Block)

9/14 Tokyo, Differ Ariake
– Kazunari Murakami vs. Masato Tanaka (A-Block)
– Alexander Otsuka vs. Justin McCully (A-Block)
– Yuki Ishikawa vs. Shinjiro Ohtani (B-Block)
– Sean McCully vs. Mr. X (B-Block)

9/15 Tokyo, Differ Ariake
– Masato Tanaka vs. Samoa Joe (A-Block)
– Kazunari Murakami vs. Justin McCully (A-Block)
– Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Kohei Sato (B-Block)
– Yuki Ishikawa vs. Sean McCully (B-Block)

Keep checking SCU for results from these shows.

That about wraps it up for this time. Don’t forget to buy a shirt and check out the Events and Results forum for all the latest cards and results.


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Steve Bryant
Fan of Godzilla.