1/28 Beyond Wrestling “Robbing Peter” in Massachusetts: Zim’s in-person report on Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards vs. Da Hit Squad, Donovan Dijak vs. Brian Cage, Hanson vs. Ryan Galeone, and more

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Beyond Wrestling
Somerville, Massachusetts at Center for the Arts at the Armory
Report by Dot Net staffer Zack Zimmerman

Dark Match: Secret City Soldiers (Kris Pyro, Davey Cash, and Anthony Stone) beat Biff’s Kids (Ace Romero, Xavier Bell, and Sully Banger in a six-man tag.

1. OI4K (Jake and Dave Crist) and Scarlet&Graves (Desmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz) (w/JT Davidson) over Team New England Pro Wrestling Academy (Elia Markopolis, Mikey Webb, Scotty Slade, and Christian Casanova) in an eight-man tag. Pretty wild stuff with guys flying all over the place. The Crist Brothers got the win with a stomping spike tombstone onto the edge of the ring.

2. LuFisto and Jordynne Grace squashed Belmont and Davienne (w/ Sammi Lane) in about a minute.

3. Ryan Galeone got the upset win over War Beard Hanson. Good big-man match until the finish, a deadlift powerbomb, which didn’t look particularly good.

4. JT Dunn pinned Brian Milonas. These two work really well together. The size mismatch and physicality make for some very entertaining stuff. After a good backs-and-forth, Dunn got the pin with a rolling elbow to a kneeing Milonas. Post-match, there was in incident between Dunn and Dave Cole (a wrestler who sells his paintings at the merch stand) which was building to their match the following day in Worcester.

5. EYFBO (Angel Ortiz and Mike Draztik) over The Pretty Boy Killers (Keith Lee and Shane Taylor). Very fun match. EYFBO caught Lee on the ropes and dropped him with a head kick and a sunset flip powerbomb for the win.

Intermission

6. Massage NV (Dorian Grey and VSK) over Alpha Sigma Sigma (Anthony Greene and Brick Mastone w/ “Patty Boom Boom” the blow up doll). They tried to do something wacky and different and it didn’t really work. The crowd went nuts when Patty got popped, but otherwise this just didn’t connect.

7. Joey Janela beat David Starr, John Silver, and Jonathan Gresham in a four-way match. Fun while it lasted. Janela pinned Starr with a tombstone.

8. The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards) beat Da Hit Squad (Dan Maff and Steve Mack). Both teams worked hard here. There was a terrifying spot where one of DHS had one of the Wolves on his shoulder while standing on the turnbuckles, but slipped off the ropes, causing an uncontrolled fall to the floor. After a few moments of recovery, they went pretty quickly to the finish with the Wolves hitting a brainbuster/roundhouse kick combo for the win.

9. Brian Cage over Donovan Dijak. Fun stuff from two of the most agile and mobile big men on the scene today. Nice mix of power and high flying. Cage got the win over the ace of Beyond with a vertical suplex screwdriver. Post-match, Dijak had nothing to say during what normally would’ve been his show-closing promo. And with that, the show wrapped.

Solid effort from the Beyond crew today. Most of the matches delivered, nothing overstayed it’s welcome, and it didn’t burn me out from coming back tomorrow. The replay should be available soon on the “Beyondemand” YouTube channel, which BTW is offering a 14-day free trial, so head on over and check out what Beyond has going on once this weekend’s shows are uploaded.

Beyond Wrestling “Paying Paul” is in Worcester, Massachusetts at Electric Haze on Sunday at 2ET. For more information, visit BeyondWrestling.com.


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