On Friday, May 31st, All-American Wrestling Pro presents Bad Times at the Blue Genie in Austin, Texas. The event will feature championship matches and notable singles matches that are likely to set up future championship matches, AAW Pro has a lot lined up; for instance, the men’s championship match features the significant others of the women meeting for their women’s title.
It will be interesting to see how that ultimately ends up. Will Havok put Priscilla Kelly down, and will Sami Callihan thwart Darby Allin’s attempt to capture the AAW Championship? Here is Pro Wrestling Post’s preview of AAW Pro’s presentation of Bad Times at the Blue Genie.
The ‘one true ace’ and the ‘Walking Weapon’ square off in what is not only a matchup of AAW Pro talent but also a battle of two IMPACT Wrestling colleagues. This match may also determine future challengers for Jake Something’s AAW Pro Heritage championship. Austin has shown an edge to his character, using playing cards to deliver paper cuts to the webbing of his opponent’s hands.
Alexander doesn’t need to do that sort of thing, he will come at his opposition straight up and hit them hard and often. Austin will have the opportunity to use all of his savvy in the ring, but there is a certain element to Alexander that should be taken seriously. What lengths will Austin go to in order to ensure he is victorious on this night? Or will Alexander completely wipe out the Ace?
When the Rascalz walk into the ring, fans are assured they will keep your eyes moving and your head on a swivel, as they move quickly all over the ring. In the case of the Mat Fitchett and Davey Vega, this tandem has emerged as a prominent team in the mid-west. This matchup is likely to set up a future AAW Pro Tag Team championship match. With this much at stake, fans can expect to see Wentz and Xavier face a reflection of themselves.
Both Fitchett and former Mike Quackenbush trainee Vega pull out all the stops every time, and in fact, their aerial game is stellar. If their opponents can catch either of them they will need to work on their legs in an effort to slow down or eliminate their moveset. Will this be a case of speed versus speed? It likely will be.
Both teams are relatively new to one another; for instance, the duo of Ricky Starks and Aaron Solow came together just a couple of years back. Solow is a nine-year veteran that was trained by the likes of Lance Storm and Davey Richards, to name, but a few. His partner Starks continues to work to get himself seen, and whether as a tag team competitor or singles competitor he is determined to succeed.
They face the combination of legendary lucha libre star Juventud Guerrera and longtime indy star AR Fox. Fox normally teams with Myron Reed, but this time he will be working alongside Guerrera to face two men that have a greater familiarity with one another. Solo has earned recognition in the past, but this could be where he fully showcases how much of a star that he could be.
This won’t be a technical battle, and it won’t be a confrontation between the skilled and the unskilled; this will be nothing more than a fight. Anyone that has seen Warner in the ring knows that he bleeds for what he does, and sacrifices everything in the ring leaving nothing to chance. Whether it is against the likes of L. A. Park or Jimmy Jacobs, Warner knows exactly what it takes to bring the fight to someone.
In the case of Eddie Kingston, this WRSTLING faction member has never hidden the fact that he can take the fight to anyone who will challenge him. The question is what lengths are these men willing to go to get the better of the other in this match. There doesn’t appear to be an advantage one way or the other, so fans best sit back and enjoy the mayhem that will emerge from this confrontation.
This match could be a case of the irresistible force facing the immovable object. Romero’s pounce has gone viral to the point it has been seen everywhere. Meanwhile, Davidson is not only a member of the Reality of Wrestling roster, but he is also that promotion’s champion. The over 240-pound Davidson has competed for just a few promotions and has not moved around all that much, keeping his schedule light.
So while he has been competing since 2005, he is quite unlike his adversary, who has been actively competing all over the U.S. Despite not having the years of experience that Davidson has, he does have the volume of in-ring experience that makes him ready for any challenge. Could this match be a sign of things to come, perhaps leading to a matchup for the AAW Pro Heavyweight championship once Bad Times at the Blue Genie concludes?
This women’s championship match at Bad Times at the Blue Genie appears to be something for all to see. These are two women with their own particular skillsets, and they are capable of striking fear in any of their adversaries. These two strong, talented women square off for the AAW Pro Women’s championship. After defeating Kylie Rae for the title, Havok has defended it against any and all challengers. Hell‘s Favorite Harlot Kelly has made an impact wherever she has stepped in the ring.
Over the past few months, she has managed to create memorable moments that have certainly generated a great deal of social media buzz. The question is, will she be giving up more than just name value when she steps in the ring with the Havok Death Machine. Could this be a return to form for Havok, as she looks to improve her overall mobility and speed in the ring while battling the much smaller and quicker Kelly? Only time will tell who walks away as the winner, or who walks away at all.
The newest beast in wrestling is the five-year pro out of Michigan and new AAW Pro Heritage Champion, Jake Something. After capturing the title at the recent Take No Prisoners event, Something will put it on the line against the Zombie Princess himself, Jimmy Jacobs. Since returning to the independent circuit, Jacobs has put himself in matches that many wouldn’t expect him to succeed in but has emerged as a notable competitor. This is most evident in his current rivalry with Mance Warner.
This time around, the more experienced Jacobs will contend for the aforementioned AAW Pro Heritage championship. The biggest concern is, will he be able to withstand the sheer size and strength of Jacobs? In a match where brute strength clearly favors one competitor, it will require being clever, using technique and capitalizing on openings to give Jacobs the win. Provided Something doesn’t allow Jacobs to exploit any openings, we could see him retain here at Bad Times at the Blue Genie.
An interesting aspect of the Bad Time event is that, while the better halves of Callihan and Allin square off for one championship, these two will bring the thunder against one another for another title. In a career that has spanned only four years, Allin has emerged front and center as the ultimate underdog with a take no prisoners attitude in the ring.
That attitude will be front and center as he faces the current AAW Pro Heavyweight champion, the Callihan Death Machine. These two are reasonably close in size, strength, and height, but the biggest difference is Callihan’s years of experience compared to Allin. That being said, they have faced a comparable level of competition in the ring. Allin continues to gain notoriety, and the belief is that his time to emerge as a frontrunner and champion is now. Bad Times at the Blue Genie appears to be a memorable event.