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Ring Psych Interview: The Young Bucks

August 6, 2009

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Southern California natives and brothers Matt and Nick Jackson have had quite a year.  It’s only August, and already The Young Bucks have made their debuts in Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, and Dragon Gate USA, the latter of which will be their first match on PPV in North America.  Since mid-2008, the buzz surrounding the Young Bucks has grown steadily, originating with their hometown crowds in Southern California and spurred on by their performances in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.  They have been PWG Tag Team Champions for nearly a year, picking up wins against teams like the Motor City Machine Guns and successfully defending the belts in Japan.  Nick and Matt are considered one of the premier tag teams in the world today, and their popularity has recently exploded on the East Coast, where fans are just now being exposed to their high-flying style.  Clad in tiger-print tassled tights, they are a callback to the glory days of tag team wrestling like The Rockers, and are reminding fans around the world how exciting and unique tag team wrestling can be.

The Young Bucks were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule for an interview with us here at Ring Psych.

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Colt Cabana Helps El Generico Learn English

August 5, 2009

El Generico, “The Generic Luchador” is not generally known for his promos, but thankfully Colt Cabana was around at a recent PWG show to give him a helping hand.

Indie Guys You Need to Know: Scott Lost

August 5, 2009

For the first few years of his career, San Diego native Scott Lost made a name for himself as a solid tag team wrestler.  Based primarily in PWG, he teamed with Chris Bosh as Arrogance and formed The Dynasty with Joey Ryan.  Though at times he didn’t get the credit he deserved while fans took notice of his more flamboyant and over-the-top partners, Scott has, over the course of his nine-year career, more than earned his nickname, “The Professional”.  Over the past two years, I’ve been noticing Lost significantly stepping up his game, which was always solid to begin with.  Everything he does looks good and looks like it hurts.  Perhaps most importantly of all, everything in his demeanor and mannerisms makes you genuinely believe that everything he is doing matters.  You believe he hates that guy’s guts, and he’s going to do everything in his power to prove that he’s the better man.  He manages to do all of these things and be a fantastic heel while still retaining a genuine sense of humor.  He’s one of my very favorite wrestlers in the world today, he brings out the best in just about every opponent he faces, and he has, bar none, the best spear in professional wrestling history.  You owe it to yourself to check out more of Scott Lost.  I recommend any PWG DVD from 2008 on.

PWG Threemendous II Tomorrow Night!

July 31, 2009

Everyone who lives in the Los Angeles area would do well to attend Pro Wrestling Guerrilla‘s sixth anniversary show on Friday, July 31st in Reseda.  While the midwest and east coast indie feds get all the adoration and press, PWG has been putting on the most consistantly impressive events of 2009 once or twice a month.  Every single show they’ve had this year has been at worst “great”, and this big anniversary show is no exception.  The main event features Chris Hero taking on Joey Ryan for the PWG World Title.  If Hero defends successfully, he will break Ryan’s record for longest PWG title reign.  Check out this hype video by the always-stellar TigerDriver98:

And as an aside: when Colt Cabana was released by WWE, he showed up at a PWG show the next night.  Brian Kendrick got released today.  Paul London has been at a handful of PWG events this year.  Not saying Kendrick’s going to be there but uh…I wouldn’t miss it just the same.  Visit http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com for ticket info, full card after the jump.

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