I don't know how many here care about NWA Hollywood but I attended the TV tapings Sunday night. I won't go into a lot of detail, give full coverage or do spoilers but I'll point out some of the stuff to look out for.
The booking has changed significantly lately. last months taping was the last Joey Ryan booked show as he was abruptly removed from the promotion. this show was booked by Adam Pearce and Dave Marquez so while most of the regular workers were there we saw the return of several earlier talents and more recent wrestlers not being booked. the show started very late; it had been scheduled for doors at 2 bell at 3 but we weren't let in until 330. the show started around 4 and ran until 730. it took several matches to get the entire audience to show up which was around 200. There weren't as many serious production problems once things started as in the past but it wouldn't be an NWA show without some issues.
On to the show: Percy Pringle the 3rd (Paul Bearer) was there dealing with the break-up of Shaun Ricker and Brian Cage. They both wrestled. Willie Mack & Cedric the Hitman had a must see match. Scorpio Sky defended his TV Title against Ray Rosas that was really great. Famous B, Freddy Bravo, Peter Avalon, Disco Machine, Ryan Taylor, Players Uno & Dos, Young Hollywood, & The Tribe, were among the wrestlers who were in notable matches. Terex hit his 400 lb standing moonsault. The Lethal ladies saw 2 matches with New York Knockout Nikki vs. Thunderkitty in a nice rematch from the November tapings. Lucky O'Shea also came back after not being there for several months. Epic fail on Marquez's part not bringing in Buggy and Candice LeRae to continue their feud. He totally no sold several chants for Buggy. NWA World Champion Adam Pierce delivered as always in matches with Johnny Yuma & Big Nasty Eric Watts.
The wrestling was pretty solid throughout and hopefully that shows up when they start putting these up online.
Thanks for this! I'm about 30 weeks behind - I think the Joey Ryan era wasn't doing it for me. Has Excalibur been taken off commentary yet?
Is the Stone Family still doing anything? Stu is very unhappy with me on Twitter that I stopped watching right when he apparently started his big storyline. (Also, Stu is very unhappy with me because I haven't yet reviewed his comedy album (The W at Amazon) - which I TOTALLY meant to do, except I never got around to devoting a couple of hours to it, and then "Jersey Shore" started, and...)
Finally, the REALLY important question: have you seen yourself on KDOC yet?
I figured you quit posting about it since no one was really responding to them. You quit just when I got a new computer and was able to start consistently following things again.
I guess You and I like different things but Ryan was booking workers I really like (and just to be straight up about it, people I know personally and am friends with. But other friends of mine were on this show) and thought his shows were pretty solid wrestling wise.Excalibur was not there. Stu Stone is still there and has become one of the main characters along with Morty Lipschitz.
I have not been seen on KDOC/online yet but I might be this round if they don't edit me out! These episodes will probably start running in a few weeks. All past episodes can be seen at NWAHollywood.com and are worth checking out.
What's really sad that there was a time when ECW didn't automatically mean "no talent garbage wrestling." I actually remember when ECW had everyone's favorite workrate heroes (Benoit, Eddy, Malenko, Jericho, the luchadors)