As many of you may know, I do a segment on the Total Wrestling Show called The Indy Corner. It airs in the pre-show at about 17:45 GMT every Sunday and is supposed to be attached to the podcast. This weeks for whatever reason wasn't on the podcast so here is basically what I spoke on the segment with Steve Grieve.
First off I want to congratulate UK worker MK McKinnan on getting selected to wrestle for CHIKARA in the 2011 Young Lions Cup that takes place on August 27/28th in Easton, PA. I didn’t know of MK until recently when I saw him in a 3 way match against CZW’s Jonathan Gresham & Shinya Ishikawa at the FightClub: Pro show on July 15th. I said at the time, it was easily one of the best matches I had seen this year. MK is one to look out for at the YLC and more.
Talking of FCP, they have some great shows coming soon in Wolverhampton the first being on August 19th called ‘International Tekkers’ that will feature the aforementioned Jonathan Gresham as well as CHIKARA’s Mike Quackenbush & the one and only Colt Cabana. And on September 23rd, 24th & 25th they have a great trio of shows under the title of ‘Project Mayhem’ which will feature CZW, Big Japan, WXW (Germany) & UK guys. Check out their site http://fightclubpro.com for further details click the links on the side of this site.
PWI 500 – Indy wrestlers in the list, former ROH champions place in the top 15 with Eddie Edwards cracking the top 10 in at #9 and Roderick Strong makes it in at #13. Current ROH champion comes in at #25 and Christopher Daniels in at #26. Obviously Richards would be higher if the list was done now but the list is graded from June 2010 to May 2011. Other notable indy guys in the top 100 are #36 Chris Hero, #44 Claudio Castagnoli, #49 Adam Pearce, #53 Seth (Tyler Black) Rollins, #94 Colt Cabana, #99 Tommaso Ciampa. I have posted the FULL PWI 500 2011 below on the site.