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Saturday Morning Wrestling VII

Dirty Dirty Sheets brings you another selection some of the world’s finest wrestling action, handpicked for your enjoyment on this fine Saturday morning.

Beyond Wrestling – AR Fox vs ACH

There’s no better match to start off with than this. Beyond Wrestling recently put on the Tournament for Tomorrow. It featured many of the top prospects in all of wrestling fighting it out in the ultra-competitive Beyond environment. Reports say it was the best show Beyond has put on to date. Which means, of course, that they’ve decided to give it away entirely for free online. This is the first match from the show and features current ACW Anarchy Champion ACH taking on multi-promotional sensation AR Fox. Both men are known for their confidence, charisma, and next-level athleticism and the match they put on is simply mind-blowing. These guys are the future.

NSP – Cherry Bomb vs Courtney Rush

Cherry Bomb and Courtney Rush are two women who have also done a lot to make their cases for “Breakout Wrestler of the Year 2011.” However, with the recent escalation of their feud (including Cherry having Rush kicked out of NEO), they may kill one another before we start handing out awards. Angry Beauty meets Human Suplex Machine.

NOAH – Go Shiozaki (c) vs KENTA – GHC Heavyweight Title

Some unfortunate news in the land of Japan: KENTA will be out for about 6 months with a knee injury. He went out with a bang though. Check this incredible match between him and Go Shiozaki for the GHC Heavyweight title. These proteges of Kenta Kobashi square off in one of the best matches of the year.

NJPW – Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura – IWGP Heavyweight Title

Hiroshi Tanahashi won the Tokyo Sports MVP award for best male wrestler. It’s hard to argue with his accomplishments, chief being a near year-long reign as IWGP Champion. Here’s one of his best defenses against his eternal rival, Shinsuke Nakamura. Note: the video is 75 minutes long, but the match takes up less than half of that.

JWP – Mayumi Ozaki vs Akira Hokuto

Here’s another great rivalry. This time, between two promotions. As we said in our Akira Hokuto spotlight 1, she lead the charge for AJW in the Joshi Wars, and took particular delight in publicly berating hapless JWP President Masatoshi Yamamoto. The Dangerous Queen does a bit of that here, before going one on one with Mayumi Ozaki, whom you all should have seen at JoshiMania.

NEO – Kana vs Mio Shirai

2011 was a great year to be a Joshi fan in the US. Between the AmeriKana Tour, JoshiMania, Joshi-4-Hope, and Kyoko in CZW, lovers of Japanese women’s wrestling had numerous opportunities to see their favorites live. That most recently included Mio Shirai who gave three show-stealing performances at CHIKARA’s post-season extravaganza. Here’s an early match from her where she takes on her future BFF, Kana!

JWP – Hailey Hatred vs Tsubasa Kuragaki

And if Mio wasn’t the top star of JoshiMania, then it was certainly Tsubasa Kuragaki. She killed it each and every night. She needed the momentum, as she’s just a few days away from a huge title match in JWP where she’ll take on current Open-Class Champion Hailey Hatred. We’ll be there covering the event so we’ll let you know how it goes down. In the meantime, here is a match from earlier in the year. The rules of this one state you only need a two count to win. Imagine how hard they’ll have to beat each other down to get the three this Friday!

ROH Video Wire

On the same day as JWP Climax, ROH will also be putting on its biggest show of the year, Final Battle. This excellent video wire contains everything you need to know about the matches, and has some great promos by Kevin Steen, The Young Bucks and, ladies and gentlemen, Jimmy Rave! It’s really great to see Jimmy back in Ring of Honor, and really he looks better than ever.

PWO – Johnny Gargano vs Gregory Iron

Hopefully you all read Amanda’s great report of the last PWO tapings. Here’s one, of many, really excellent matches from it. Stargano and Iron Man go at it once again. Things are a bit different this time as Greg Iron has earned Johnny Gargano‘s respect. PWO, much like Beyond, puts a lot of great content with top wrestlers up. Be sure to keep an eye on their channel.

ACW – Rachel Summerlyn vs Scot Summers (c) – Anarchy Televised Title

One of the most beautiful and violent moments of 2011. Rachel Summerlyn, the MVP of Anarchy, takes on her “big brother” Scot Summers. We talked this match in detail in our From Innocence to Insanity report 2, but it’s something you just have to see for yourself. Slayer. Big Bad. Titles. Weapons. Blood. Anarchy.

AJPW – Cheerleader Melissa vs Makoto

SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa was invited on the recent AJPW Taiwan Tour. While Melissa is loveable, but aggressive, in the US there seems something about transoceanic flights that brings out the absolute worst in her 3. In a rare AJPW women’s match, she tries to destroy SMASH’s Makoto. Note: AJPW managment was apparently was impressed with the showing, as they’ve since added more women to their shows in Japan.

AOW Christmas Promo

And finally, this is cool. Pro Wrestling in crystal clear HD, running super slow-motion, set to traditional Christmas music.

Happy Holidays people. We’re off to Japan. Stay tuned for exclusive stuff, like this video from last year at Shinjuku FACE. Who would have thought both would make their US debut in 2011. DDS karma!

Until next time, peace!

Jenny Rose and Manami Toyota (in our T-Shirt) at JoshiMania!
  1. Read our about Akira Hokuto and her war with JWP here.
  2. Read our full report on Rachel and Scot’s bloodstained epic here.
  3. See Melissa in the UK try to kill Wesna and the audience here.

Saturday Morning Wrestling VI

Some of my earliest memories of wrestling involved anxiously waiting for Jem to go off so that I could kick my sister out of the living room and watch Bret Hart or Sting save the day. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can not just relive those moments, but do so with different, new wrestling from all over the world. Here’s the latest installment of Dirty Dirty Sheets’ Saturday Morning Wrestling.

Hanan also contributed to his report. Photo 1 courtesy LA Weekly. Photo 2 courtesy @Luke_the_3.

ROH – Chris Hero vs Kenny Omega

Ring of Honor will be returning to TV very soon, and that’s a great thing. Here’s one of the best feuds from their previous run on HD Net. Your hero, my hero, Chris Hero takes on Multi-Promotional-National-Dimensional sensation Kenny Omega. Be sure to check out ROH”s site for a 25% off weekend sale.

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Saturday Morning Wrestling V – June 18th, 2011

In today’s edition of Saturday Morning Wrestling we focus on the wrestlers who have been a part of our recent interview series. The response to our interviews has been tremendous and we again thank all the wrestlers, promoters, and fans for their support in this. If you’ve missed reading any, you can catch up by clicking on the linked names below. And after you’ve read about their passion for wrestling you can see it in action! We invite you to enjoy some great matches in this special late edition of Saturday Morning Wrestling.

NJPW – Kota Ibushi vs Prince Devitt – BOSJ Semi-Final

This is a battle from 2009 featuring the, now, former and current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champions (the match and title change took place just hours ago in Osaka). It took some time for Ibushi to climb from DDT sensation to top Junior in the world. Here is one of the turning points.

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Saturday Morning Wrestling IV – May 7th, 2011

Some of my earliest memories of wrestling involved anxiously waiting for Jem to go off so that I could kick my sister out of the living room and watch Bret Hart or Sting save the day. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can not just relive those moments, but do so with different, new wrestling from all over the world. Here’s the latest installment of Dirty Dirty Sheets’ Saturday Morning Wrestling.

NJPW – Prince Devitt vs. Kota Ibushi – BOSJ XVII Final

There’s a lot of excitement building around this year’s upcoming New Japan Best of the Super Junior’s tournament. With guys like Davey Richards, Kenny Omega, Fujito “Jr” Hayato, and TJ Perkins there’s an infinite number of epic possibilities. Get pumped for it by watching the final from last year between Prince Devitt and Kota Ibushi. Devitt and all the stars of New Japan will be touring the East Coast next weekend. Be sure to check them out if you’re anywhere in the area. The shows are stacked and it may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see this much Puro talent outside of Japan.

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Saturday Morning Wrestling III

Some of my earliest memories of wrestling involved anxiously waiting for Jem to go off so that I could kick my sister out of the living room and watch Bret Hart or Sting save the day. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can not just relive those moments, but do so with different, new wrestling from all over the world. Here’s another installment of Dirty Dirty Sheets’ Saturday Morning Wrestling.

NOAH – KENTA (c) vs Eddie Edwards – GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title

Lots of big business has gone down since the last SMW, but the biggest may have been Eddie Edwards defeating Roderick Strong for the Ring of Honor World title. Here’s a previous attempt by Eddie to take big time singles gold, versus NOAH Jr. Heavy monster, KENTA.

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Saturday Morning Wrestling II – March 5th, 2011

Some of my earliest memories of wrestling involved anxiously waiting for Jem to go off so that I could kick my sister out of the living room and watch Bret Hart or Sting save the day. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can not just relive those moments, but do so with different, new wrestling from all over the world. Here’s another installment of Dirty Dirty Sheets’ Saturday Morning Wrestling.

ARSION – Mariko Yoshida vs Megumi Fujii

The rumor of the week centered around Strikeforce Women’s 145lb Champion Cristian “Cyborg” Santos being in talks to join the entertainment world. While it seems somewhat unlikely, a number of people very intrigued by it. If you’re one of those people you should know that the best pound-for-pound women’s fighter, Megumi Fujii, already did a bit of pro wrestling. Here’s her taking on Joshi Queen Mariko Yoshida. Yoshida herself made news this week when it was announced that she was coming out of retirement to appear on the first show of the new DIANA promotion.

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Saturday Morning Wrestling I – February 5th, 2011

Some of my earliest memories of wrestling involved anxiously waiting for Jem to go off so that I could kick my sister out of the living room and watch Bret Hart or Sting save the day. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can not just relive those moments, but do so with different, new wrestling from all over the world. Here’s the first installment of Dirty Dirty Sheets’ Saturday Morning Wrestling.

AJW – Takako Inoue vs. Mima Shimoda: Part 1 Part 2

We start off a classic match from two Joshi legends in 1992. Zenjo, better known in the us as AJW, was one of the greatest promotions in history. It’s consistent delivery of the best wrestling, regardless of gender, has rarely if ever been surpassed. Astonishingly both of these wrestlers still compete regularly, and are just as great:

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