Weekly Review – Nov 5th thru 11th
Welcome to the Squared Eagle Weekly Review where we run down some of the highlights from the last week of independent wrestling.
AAA Lucha Capital – Mexico City, Mexico
The show featured Lucha Underground regulars Aero Star and Drago as well as the red-hot Laredo Kid. Also, Killer Kross defeated El Hijo del Vikingo.
Lucha Underground Ultima Lucha Cuatro Part 2 – The New Temple
The fourth season finale of Lucha Underground saw Pentagon Jr defeat Marty ‘The Moth’ Martinez in a brutal Cero Miedo match to become the New LU Champ. However, his reign was short-lived as Jake Strong cashed in his Gift of the Gods belt immediately afterwards and stole the LU Championship for himself. We also saw Johnny Mundo defeat The Monster Matanza Cueto and The Mack defeated Mil Muertes in a Death Match.
Impact Wrestling Final Hour – New York, NY
IWA Mid-South The Player’s Ball – Jeffersonville, IN
NJPW Star Michael Elgin defeated Pat Monix in their first ever meeting. The Top Guys also lost their IWA Tag Team Titles to Dakota Bostock and Shane Mercer.
MLW Fightland – Cicero, IL
MLW set a new attendance record! Since this was taped for future TV airing, to avoid giving away any spoilers I will only list the wrestlers who competed, which included Pentagon Jr, Fenix, LA Park, Shane Strickland, Low Ki, Brody King, PCO, Tom Lawlor, Tommy Dreamer, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Myron Reed, and many others.
EVOLVE 115 – Livonia, MI
Austin Theory and long-time rival AR Fox split a pair of matches with the second being an Unsanctioned Match. Mustafa Ali defeats DJ Z. Josh Briggs takes down Cody Vance and NXT Stars Fabian Aichner and the Street Profits successfully defend their titles.
NEW Redemption – Poughkeepsie, NY
This star-studded affair featured Kenny Omega defeating Fenix, Rob Van Dam over Jack Swagger, and Pentagon Jr topping Darby Allin. Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler and PCO also appeared in matches.
PWF Hotdog And A Handshake – Jeffersonville, IN
It was an eventful weekend in Indiana as Maxwell Jacob Friedman successfully defended his CZW Heavyweight title against Teddy King. We also saw Sadkampf win the PWF Tag titles from IFHY.
RevPro Uprising 2018 – London, England
A plethora of New Japan stars were in action for RevPro as Tomohiro Ishii retained his British Heavyweight belt over David Starr, Minoru Suzuki and fellow Suzuki-gun member Zack Sabre Jr defended their British Tag Titles versus Aussie Open and the legendary Satoshi Kojima defeated WALTER.
AAW Legacy 2018 – LaSalle, IL
Maxwell Jacob Freidman was in action again as he defeated Mance Warner. So was Pentagon Jr as he teamed up with his brother Fenix to take down The Rascalz. Trevor Lee defended his AAW Heritage Tile against Rich Swann and DJ Z became the #1 Contender for that belt over Myron Reed and Trey Miguel. The night also saw Jake Something and Curt Stallion defeat Ace Romero and Mark Stunt in tag team action.
EPW/WrestlingKULT/Next Step The Eddy Steinblock Tribute Show – Bremen, Germany
John Klinger bested Bobby Gunns and Jurn Simmons in a Three-Way Match. Julian Pace was successful in defending his International Cult Cup Title as was Carnage with his EPW Junior Title.
EVOLVE 116 – Oak Lawn, IL
The second night of EVOLE’s back-to-back shows saw Mustafa Ali defeat Darby Allin, Kassius Ohno defeat Shane Strickland, Josh Briggs defeat Jason Kincaid, and JD Drake defeat Austin Theory and Harlem Bravado in a Three-Way match for the WWN Title.
Glory Pro Fear Of The Dark – Collinsville, IL
While the Glory Tag Team Championship match between The Besties In The World and Myron Redd and Stephen Wolf ended in a No-Contest, Brody King was able to defeat Kevin Lee Davidson and Jake Something lost to Paco Gonzalez.
PROGRESS Chapter 78: 24 Hour PROGRESS People – Manchester, England
No titles changed hands as WALTER, Trent Seven and Aussie Open all defended their belts successfully against Mark Haskins, Zack Gibson and Chris Brookes and Timothy Thatcher respectively.