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August 31, 2008

IWA:MS For The Love Of Rollin'

Cewsh: This is the tribute show that IWA:MS put on for a wrestler named Rollin' Hard, who was primarily known for lighting his fist on fire and punching people with it. And while we think it's horribly tragic when any wrestler dies, the fact that this is the way they chose to honor him is all you need to know about IWA:MS.


IWA: Mid South Proudly Presents...

IWA:MS For The Love Of Rollin'

Alright ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another BONUS edition of Cewsh Reviews…, and this time we’re reviewing a show, essentially just for the fun of it. Neither of us care anything about IWA:MS, and neither of us even knew who this Rollin’ Hard guy was. Debatably his own mother knew who he was, but I wouldn’t put my money on it. Anyway this is sort of an exhibition review, put together by boredom, free time, glue, and Popsicle sticks. Its magical, in a way.

Anyway, in case you weren’t aware, IWA:MS used to be one of the bigger independents, churning out talents such as CM Punk, Colt Cabana, and Jimmy Jacobs. They’re best known, probably, for the Ted Petty Invitational, which brings (in theory) the best independent workers in the nation together for a tournament to determine the finest. I myself reviewed this year’s invitational a few months ago in the General Wrestling forum (shameless plug), so I’m familiar with a few of these guys, but not all of them. The general talent in the indies has been declining steadily, and this promotion has been amongst the hardest hit in these lean times. Also, Ian Rotten books them, and does it poorly. Don’t believe me? Here comes the proof. Also I would like to make clear that, despite the fact that this is, in fact, a memorial show, the name Rollin’ Hard is uttered maybe 10 times all night, and only twice by the announcers. So since they didn’t make a big deal about respect for the dead, we won’t either.

Ready? Let’s get to it!

August 1, 2008

ROH Fueling The Fire 2008

Cewsh: Here is the very first collaboration between Vice and I, and we had really high hopes for it after the success of my first Ted Petty Review. Unfortunately, this one went over like a fart in church. Whether it was having it posted in a forum with relatively low foot traffic, whether it was covering a show that nobody other than our friend chotzilla could possibly be interested, or whether it was just a sad sack review, its hard to say.

Regardless of the reason, here it is in all its glory, and you can decide for yourself.


Ring of Honor Proudly Presents...

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the debut episode of CEWSH and VICE Review ______! This is the first time he and I have collaborated on anything this intensive, and we’re treating like a trial run to see what kinks need to be worked out and what we like doing with this. At any rate, this is also the first Ring of Honor show either of us have seen in some time, and we had no idea ahead of time who was going to win the matches, or even what matches were on the card, so our reactions are entirely stream of consciousness. No names have been changed to protect the hobos.

So let’s get started!