— Former WWE & ROH wrestler John “Tank” Toland turns 32 today.
— There are no pro wrestling shows advertised for ESPN Classic this weekend.
— The UWF will return to ESPN Classic on Monday night.
— ROH sent out the following today…
On 9/22/12, ROH presents “Survival of the Fittest 2012” in Baltimore, MD as part of our next “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings at The Du Burns Arena! The winner of the two round, single-elimination tournament will earn a future shot at the ROH World Title and thus far nine men have stepped up to the plate to fight for their chance. ROH World TV Champion Adam Cole, 2011 SOTF Winner Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, Mike Bennett, 2005 SOTF Winner Roderick Strong, Homicide, Kyle O’Reilly, Mike Mondo, and Rhino are all entered into the field.
Now ROH officials have signed on another first time combatant for the 2012 SOTF, and he is a man rather unfamiliar to the ROH faithful, but one who has made quite an impact in recent weeks, earning himself an ROH contract at “Boiling Point 2012”: “God’s Gift” QT Marshall!
“God’s Gift” QT Marshall
ROH Title(s) Held: None
SOTF History: None
QT Marshall is definitely the dark horse of “Survival of the Fittest 2012” put ROH if all about giving people opportunity and this is definitely the biggest one of Marshall’s brief time in ROH, possibly of his entire wrestling career. Will “God’s Gift” be able to handle the pressure and excel under the spotlight on September 22nd? Be there live to find out!
— Here is the updated card for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s 2012 Battle of Los Angeles (Stage 1) event…
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s 2012 Battle of Los Angeles – Stage 1
Saturday, September 1, 2012 – 8:00PM Bell Time – Reseda, CA
American Legion Post #308 – 7338 Canby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335
First round matches in the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles are scheduled to include:
* Adam Cole (1st Battle of Los Angeles) vs. El Generico (8th Battle of Los Angeles – 2011 Battle of Los Angeles winner)
* Michael Elgin (1st Battle of Los Angeles) vs. Davey Richards (5th Battle of Los Angeles – 2006 Battle of Los Angeles winner)
* Ricochet (2nd Battle of Los Angeles) vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen (6th Battle of Los Angeles)
* Eddie Edwards (2nd Battle of Los Angeles) vs. Kyle O’Reilly (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
* Sami Callihan (1st Battle of Los Angeles) vs. Willie Mack (2nd Battle of Los Angeles)
* TJ Perkins (2nd Battle of Los Angeles) vs. Joey Ryan (6th Battle of Los Angeles – 2010 Battle of Los Angeles winner)
* B-Boy (1st Battle of Los Angeles) vs. Brian Cage (2nd Battle of Los Angeles)
* Roderick Strong (7th Battle of Los Angeles) vs. Drake Younger (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
— CHIKARA has announced that the following teams will be apart of the 2012 King of Trios Tournament. The 2012 King of Trios tournament takes place on September 14th, 15th and 16th. The matches announced thus far are…
* Team Ring of Honor: Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson and Mike Bennett vs. The Faces of Pain: Meng, The Warlord and The Barbarian
* Team WWF: The 1-2-3 Kid, Tatanka, “The Porugeuse Man o’ War” Aldo Montoya vs. The Extreme Trio: Jerry Lynn, 2 Cold Scorpio, Tommy Dreamer
* The Spectral Envoy: Hallowicked, Frightmare, Ultramantis Black vs. The Submission Squad: “Elegant Assassin” Pierre Abernathy, “Pistol Danger” Evan Gelistico, “Barn Owl” Gary Jay, Davey Vega
* Team JWP: Comando Bolshoi, Tsubasa Kuragaki and Kaori Yoneyama vs. The Throwbacks: Mr. Touchdown, Dasher Hatfield and Matt Classic
* F.I.S.T: Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, Icarus vs. Team Osaka Pro: Ebessan, Kikutaro and Takayakida
* The Colony: Fire Ant, Green Ant and assailant vs. Team Sendai Girls: Dash Chisako, Meiko Satomura and Sendai Sachiko
* The Swarm: combatANT, deviANT, Soldier Ant vs. Quack, Jig and Toyota: Mike Quackenbush, Jigsw and Manami Toyota
* The Batiri: Obariyon, Kobald and Kodama vs. 3.0 & Akuma: Scott Parker, Shane Matthews and Gran Akuma
— Here is the August 30th CHIKARA King of Trios report: