Upcoming Events

  • Show Dates and Details are subject to change without notice. Always check with the promotion to confirm.
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  • Saturday May 7 - River City Wrestling - 8:00 PM - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 1630 Goliad Rd.
  • Friday May 13 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
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  • Friday July 8 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Friday July 22 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Saturday July 30 - Southern Championship Wrestling - 8:00 PM - SCW Sports Station - 3890 HWY 132 - Lytle
  • Saturday August 6 - River City Wrestling - 8:00 PM - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 1630 Goliad Rd.
  • Friday August 12 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
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  • Saturday September 24 - Southern Championship Wrestling - 8:00 PM - SCW Sports Station - 3890 HWY 132 - Lytle
  • Saturday October 1 - River City Wrestling - 8:00 PM - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 1630 Goliad Rd.
  • Friday October 14 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Friday October 28 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Saturday October 29 - Southern Championship Wrestling - 8:00 PM - SCW Sports Station - 3890 HWY 132 - Lytle
  • Saturday November 5 - River City Wrestling - 8:00 PM - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 1630 Goliad Rd.
  • Friday November 11 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Saturday November 19 - Southern Championship Wrestling - 8:00 PM - SCW Sports Station - 3890 HWY 132 - Lytle
  • Friday November 25 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Saturday December 3 - Southern Championship Wrestling - 8:00 PM - SCW Sports Station - 3890 HWY 132 - Lytle
  • Friday December 9 - Texas Wrestling Association - 7:45 PM - Texas Wolverine All-Star Gym - 1334 S. Flores
  • Saturday December 10 - River City Wrestling - 8:00 PM - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 1630 Goliad Rd.
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 End of Year Awards

2009 End of Year Awards

San Antonio Independent Wrestling Scene - End of Year Awards
As 2009 comes to an end I am completing my fourth year of publishing the San Antonio Independent Wrestling Scene report, so it is once again time to look back on the year and recognize some of the greatness that was San Antonio Wrestling 2009. Last year’s awards were the most controversial so far and I regret that some award winners have failed to move forward over the next year. Remember however that with the exception of Wrestler of the Year (which is voted on by the readers of the Scene) these awards/recognition are all my own. In other words, these are the opinions of one fan. This year I have officially expanded the territory from Bexar County shows to any shows within the 210, 512 & 830 area codes so there were more promotions, more shows and more wrestlers to consider for every award. The results therefore will be more likely controversial. I invite discussion or even arguments and invite other fans to create their own avenues of recognition for the many wrestlers who have risked so much to entertain us all.

San Antonio Independent Wrestling
Scene 2009 Awards


Rookie of the Year: 2009 – Jacob Kilgore. It looked like this year the Rookie of the Year would be a non-wrestler; however Rene the Referee who started the year extremely strongly, and Joe Reinagel who showed a natural talent both seemed to disappear before the year passed. Jacob Kilgore however started the year impressively and continued to improve with every match through the end of the year.
2008 – “Lunar Eclipse” Junior Garza
2007 – Draven
2006 – No Award

Busiest Wrestler of the Year: 2009 – Lemus II (edit) Originally I had no winner, but upon review, it became obvious that no one worked more shows in the newly expanded area of the SA Indy Wrestling.
2008 – Cobra
2007 – Gabe "the Babe"
2006 – "One Man" Mike Dell

Lady Wrestler of the Year: 2009 – Portia Perez As much as I would like to have named a wrestler who lives in Texas the Lady Wrestler of the year, winning the ACW American Joshi Title while performing at such a high level made Portia the best choice. Other candidates included Rachel Summerlyn, Claudia Del Solis and Pink, but the choice remains the Canadian Ninja
2008 – Rachel Summerlyn
2007 – Rachel Summerlyn
2006 – Simply Luscious

Luchador of the Year: 2009 – SKAM-13. Easiest choice of the year. Winning the RCW Heavyweight Title clearly earned the Extreme Aztec the award as Luchadore of the Year.
2008 – Sicodelico Jr.
2007 – Mini Diablo
2006 – Mr. Muerte

Tag Team of the Year: 2009 – Scot Summers & Jerry Lynn Possibly the toughest choice of the year as the Texas Hitmen of Skitzo & Big Dogg were an explosive combination and will most likely dominate in 2010. Summers & Lynn however take the award by holding the ACW Tag Titles the entire calendar year.
2008 – The Sixth Street Sinners (Mr. Right & Gabe the Babe)
2007 – No Award
2006 – The Texas Treats (Don Juan & Chris Marval)

Referee of the Year: 2009 – Alex Marrozos. While Mike Knoxville & Rick Porter were absent from the scene for portions of the year, Marrozos was focused on his craft and was a center-point of much of what happened in RCW. Alfie Oliveras, Howie Rolle & John Pressley all helped to make local wrestling better. With this core of quality referees and several newcomers improving their own work, the outlook for local wrestling is very strong.
2008 – Mike Knoxville
2007 – Rick Porter
2006 – Alex Marrozos

Manager of the Year: 2009 – The Irresistible Danielle. In this new category, there were numerous people who were eligible, but in my mind only one manager deserved consideration. Danielle is so good at what she does that she is the only manager I would pay to bring in in addition to the talent she represents. The fact that her man John Saxon may be my favorite wrestler to watch doesn’t hurt her cause. Aside from what she does at the show, Danielle actually works behind the scenes to keep her talent (Saxon & Clarice) get booked on shows throughout the Gulf States region. Danielle just “gets it.”
2008 – No Award

Champion of the Year: 2009 – Scot Summers. Summers cemented this award with his performance at the 2009 Lone Star Classic by completing his Grand Slam of ACW titles. It’s hard to imagine what goals Summers has set for 2010. There were countless wrestlers who could have won this award this year. If you were to ask a dozen fans you could easily get a dozen different answers. Summers however is this fan’s choice.
2008 – Jimmy Jacobs
2007 – "Showtime" Scot Summers
2006 – Hotstuff Hernandez

Breakout Wrestler of the Year: 2009 – Texas Hitmen (Skitzo & Big Dogg). There were no obvious, no-argument candidates for the award this year. Team Smurf did well in establishing themselves throughout the state as more than a comedy act. Robert Evans and Matthew Palmer exploded onto the scene. Keith Lee and Jerome Daniels dominated on any show upon which they appeared. The Texas Hitmen earned the award by traveling many miles nationwide and stepping out from under a shadow and grabbing the spotlight for themselves.
2008 – (Tie) Brett Thunder & Rachel Summerlyn
2007 - JT LaMotta
2006 – "One Man" Mike Dell

Storyline of the Year: 2009 – The Rise and Fall of Reinagel Championship Wrestling. Joe Reinagel’s takeover of River City Wrestling dominated that promotion's shows throughout the year. Fans really found themselves caring about who was going to win. Joe Reinagel’s natural skill as a performer drove the story line at the beginning of the year; the talented roster of RCW carried the story to conclusion after Reinagel found his other responsibilities more pressing.
2008 – JT LaMotta vs. Jimmy Jacobs and members of Age of the Fall
2007 – The Texas Treats Break-Up.
2006 – TWE invades American Championship Wrestling

Match of the Year: 2009 – Spiro vs. John Saxon vs. Scot Summers (SCW #1 Contenders Triple Threat Match). Picking a “Best” match out of so many great matches during the year is extremely tough. This SCW match had the significance of pitting 3 former champions in a no DQ match to determine a challenger for Cowboy James Claxton’s Heavyweight Title. The match itself was filled with action, psychology & emotion and managed to transport the fans in attendance to that realm where we could forget everything we think we know. Every year there seems to be more contenders for this award
2008 – Brett Thunder vs. Kevin Douglas (J-Cup Finals)
2007 – Jerry Lynn vs. Showtime Summers (Lynn wins the IWA-Texas Title in 29:58.)
2006 – Children of Pain vs. Skitzo & Hector Navarro (Tables Match at When Worlds Collide)

Show of the Year: 2009 – ACW’s American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament. It would have been so easy to pick the Lone Star Classic again as the show of the year. The Queen of Queens show was just too much fun for me personally to ignore. From the pre-show matches to the main event every wrestler involved knew they were part of something special and the fans in attendance showed their appreciation. This show changed Texas wrestling for the better, proving that the women could deliver so much more than that for which they had previously been given credit.
2008 – ACW’s Lone Star Classic ’08
2007 – ACW's Lone Star Classic '07
2006 – TWE's When Worlds Collide

Promotion of the Year: 2009 – Anarchy Championship Wrestling. ACW gave me no reason not to consider them for this award. Every show was outstanding. The fan base in Austin adds to the party atmosphere. ACW has clearly established their place at the top of Texas wrestling and continue to set their sights higher. If this award was just San Antonio and Bexar County, RCW would have been the choice, but with the expanded territory, ACW takes the prize.
2008 – Warriors 4 Christ Wrestling.
2007 – Anarchy Championship Wrestling
2006 – River City Wrestling

And Finally,
The Wrestler of the Year
will be voted on by the readers of The San Antonio Independent Wrestling Scene. Details will be announced later today.

2 comments:

Big Dogg said...

The Texas Hitmen would like to thank you for giving us the 2009 Breakout Wrestler of the Year. We are working hard every day to produce the best matches possible for the people who matter the most- The fans.
We are trying to make an impact in wrestling and that means traveling all over the country to perfect our craft.
Regardless of our rough start and the politics that goes along with the business we are gonna prevail because we will make it some day.
Look for the Hitmen in the near future all across Texas and future dates in California, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisina, and Tennessee.
Once again thank you Barry and you, the wrestling fans who support us and indy wrestling.
-Dogg and Skitzo

Warriors 4 Christ said...

What a blessed year! Thank you Barry for all your efforts! And congrads to ACW for winning top promotion. And likewise congrads to all the winners of each category God Bless You all and Happy New Year.

Curtis Stone