Warrior Wrestling 6, AAW’s Lynam Tournament head weekend’s indy attractions
By Mike Pankow
August 29, 2019
A good amount of local wrestling fans will be engaged with All Elite Wrestling’s All Out pay-per-view event and Starrcast convention, but there’s plenty of other quality wrestling in the Chicago area this weekend as well.
Leading the way is another blockbuster card at Warrior Wrestling for Warrior Wrestling 6 at Marian Catholic High School in South suburban Chicago Heights on Sunday night.
Marian Catholic principal/Warrior Wrestling promoter Steve Tortorello keeps trying to top himself with each subsequent event and this show has a distinct Lucha Libre feel to it, but there’s so much more.
The top match will Brian Cage defending the Warrior Wrestling Championship against Michael Elgin in a rematch from IMPACT Wrestling’s Slammiversary back in June. Cage also is currently the IMPACT Wrestling World Champion.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be appearing at the show as well and will face his potential future son-in-law Frank the Clown in a hardcore challenge. Frank, who is dating Foley’s daughter Noelle, has been one of Warrior’s top heel attractions along with Sam Adonis.
The Lucha Bros, who will be fresh off their ladder match against the Young Bucks at All Out on Saturday, will face off against Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion Tessa Blanchard and Daga.
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor will face Killer Kross and Austin Aries will battle former IMPACT star Alex Shelley. Caristico (formerly Mistico and WWE’s Sin Cara), Ultimo Guerrero, Sobreano, Atlantis, Lance Archer and Alex Zayne are among the other talents advertised. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir is billed as a special guest.
Also, Warrior Wrestling will conduct its VIP Fan Fest, starting two hours before the 7 p.m. belltime. The $100 ticket gives fans access to all of the talent on the Warrior 6 card for autographs and photo ops. In addition, The Print Shop will be on site to print out photos of your favorite Warrior stars.
For more information, go to www.warriorwrestling.net.
AAW: AAW’s annual Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament is set for a two-night event Thursday and Friday at the Logan Square Auditorium on the North side of Chicago. This year’s 16-man tournament is stacked with top independent talent such as Chicago’s Colt Cabana, Eddie Kingston, MJF, Willie Mack, Jimmy Jacobs, Ace Austin and current MLW Champion Fatu. Current AAW Champion and IMPACT Wrestling star Sami Callihan also will be appearing in addition to LAX facing The Besties in the World for the AAW Tag Team Championship. More info: https://aawpro.ticketleap.com/. (Note: Friday’s show is SOLD OUT)
Zelo Pro: The final show of the “Summer of Zelo” series with the Windy City ThunderBolts (aka Anniversary II) occurs Thursday night at Ozinga Field in South suburban Crestwood. There are four advertised matches including Laynie Luck defending her Zelo Pro Women’s Championship against Blair Onyx, Missa Kate against Elayna Black, Mason Conrad defending the White Castle Bold Move Championship against Craig Mitchell and a six-man match between the Blackheart Battalion and GPA against the Bang Bros. and Bryce Benjamin. The show will begin following the ThunderBolts’ game against the Schaumburg Boomers, which begins at 7:05. More info: https://www.zelopro.com.
Game Changer Wrestling/Black Label Pro: The co-promoted show, called “2 Cups Stuffed,” starts at 11 p.m. on Friday night in Hoffman Estates, the night before All Out. In what is shaping up to a fun and entertaining lineup, Nick Gage defends the GCW World Championship against Effy. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler is facing off against Mance Warner. New AEW signee Orange Cassidy will square off against WWE legend Gangrel. Former BLP Champion Ethan Page will take on Homicide. Black Taurus, Laredo Kid, Gringo Loco, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Gary Jay, Alex Zayne and Kobe Durst are among others advertised. More info: GCWBLP.eventbrite.com.
RISE: RISE will be holding the Regional Rising Stars Tournament at the famous Berwyn Eagles Club on Sunday afternoon with belltime at 3 p.m. An eight-woman tournament includes Laynie Luck, Elayna Black, Sierra and Valentina Loca. Phoenix of RISE Champion Aerial Monroe, a former Mae Young Classic competitor, will defend her championship for the first time. More info: https://risedtwa.ticketleap.com/rrsmidwest/.
Lucha Libre in the Park: In a Saturday matinee held at Logan Square’s Unity Park at noon, local wrestlers are coming together for a free show. Among those advertised include Jack Monahan, Jay Kross, Willie “Da Bomb” Richardson, Tully, Mike Strong and Bandolero.
For more upcoming events, check out Windy City Slam’s calendar: https://www.windycityslam.com/calendar-of-events.