WXC: Warrior Wednesday 11 Live Coverage

WXC returned on Wednesday with their 11th edition of “Warrior Wednesday.” In the main event, heavyweight Marcus Maulding and Josh Parisian put their winning streaks on the line. Stay tuned throughout the night for live coverage of the broadcast from Crystal Gardens, Southgate, Michigan, USA.

Quick Results:

Bout 1: Lawrence Bonds def. Charles Brown via Submission, Bulldog Choke (RD 1, 4:01)

Bout 2: Dante Brown def. Andrew Karsten via TKO, Knees (RD 1, 0:28)

Bout 3: Michael Gillmore def. Perry Stargel via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 4: Collin Anglin def. Will Frost via KO, Right Hook (RD 2, 1:36)

Bout 5: Antoine Blassingame def. Isaiah Gathings Jr. via TKO, Elbows (RD 2, 3:11)

Bout 6: Josh Parisian def. Marcus Maulding via TKO, Punches (RD 1, 3:57)

Full Coverage:

Bout 1: Lawrence Bonds (3-2) vs. Charles Brown (4-6) (Super Heavyweight)

The main card started with a super heavyweight fight between Lawrence Bonds and Charles Brown. Brown walked out to WWE wrestler The Undertaker’s theme. They went into a clinch at the start, with Bonds landing some punches to the body. Brown scored a head kick in the first minute, although it seemingly did not hurt Bonds, who went into another clinch. Brown landed another head kick in the second minute. While being held by Brown, Bonds started to bleed. Bonds got a single leg takedown, then scored punches from Brown’s back. He then put in a choke which made Brown tap out. Lawrence Bonds earned his fourth win as a pro, dealing with early adversity to get the stoppage win. He called out the main eventing fighters after the win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total

Bout 2: Andrew Karsten (1-3) vs. Dante Brown (3-1) (Lightweight)

The next fight saw negative-record fighter Andrew Karsten face Dante Brown. Karsten shot for a takedown at the start of the fight, although Brown kept in in a clinch. While in the clinch,  Brown landed a knee which dropped Karsten and ended the fight. It was hard to tell what happened, although it was clear that Karsten was injured from a knee. In quick fashion, Dante Brown extending his winning streak to four in a row. Karsten was not in the cage for the official ruling.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total

Bout 3: Perry Stargel (1-1) vs. Michael Gillmore (5-3) (Middleweight)

The third main ard fight saw the more experienced Michael Gilmore face Perry Stargel. Gilmore landed leg kicks early on. In the second minute, both fighters landed punches to the head in a fast exchange. Stargel caught a kick, taking Gillmore down with it. Gillmore got back up, although Stargel was still on his back. Gillmore turned around eventually, trying for a takedown. They eventually returned to striking as the round winded down.

When Gillmore landed leg kicks early in the second round, it was clear that Stargel had damage from the round before.

Stargel shot for a takedown in the first minute of the final round, although Gillmore stopped it. Gillmore got a takedown for only a second in the final round. When they got back to the feet, Stargel landed a good punch. Gillmore continued with the leg kick work. Stargel started to limp as the round was nearing its end. Stargel caught a leg kick, getting a takedown for a moment from it. The fight went the distance, with the judges giving the win to Michael Gilmore (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Stargel 9 9 9 27
Gillmore 10 10 10 30

Bout 4: Collin Anglin (6-1) vs. Will Frost (1-1) (Catchweight 150 lbs)

In the only catchweight fight of the evening, former LFA fighter Collin Anglin fought Will Frost. The record of Frost may be deceiving, as he also holds a 13-7 amateur MMA record. Frost came in with a good punch combination at the start. Anglin did similar, with the fighters going into a clinch for a moment after. Frost threw maybe 10 punches in a row to Anglin, who was retreating against the cage. Anglin landed a leg kick which tripped Frost a little. Anglin grabbed an ankle in the final minute, although Frost was able to slip out of the situation. As the round was in it’s final seconds, Anglin landed an uppercut which dropped Frost. Frost got hit with many more punches, although he survived until the round ended.

Anglin was much more dominant as the second round started. He was constantly moving forward with his strikes. Anglin came in with a right hook which dropped Frost and ended the fight. After a close first round, Collin Anglin didn’t leave it to the judges with the stoppage.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Anglin 10
Frost 9

Bout 5: Isaiah Gathings Jr. (3-0) vs. Antoine Blassingame (5-6) (Lightweight)

The co-main event of the evening saw undefeated Isaiah Gathings Jr. face Antoine Blassingame. Gathings was the much taller fighter between the two. Blassingame got a takedown in the first 30 seconds of the fight. Gathings tried for an armbar on the ground. He then tried for a triangle. Gathings switched between the armbar and triangle. He kept trying for submissions on the ground until the round ended.

Gathings tried for a heel hook from an imanari roll at the start of the second round. The roll got the fight to the ground, although Blassingame escaped the heel hook, taking top position on the ground after. Blassingame landed short-range elbows and punches from the top. While continuing the shots, Blassingame tried for a kimura. He went back to elbows, landing numerous shots in a row. After dozens upon dozens of unanswered shots, the referee finally stepped in to end it. Bringing his record up to an even 6-6, Antoine Blassingame bounced back after a tough first round.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Gathings 10
Blassingame 9

Bout 6: Marcus Maulding (8-10) vs. Josh Parisian (11-3) (Heavyweight)


The main event of the evening saw former-Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Josh Parisian fought Marcus Maulding. Both fighters went into this fight on winning streaks. Maulding got a slam takedown in the second minute of the fight. In top position, Maulding landed some punches. When they got up in a clinch, a pause came as Maulding was kneed in the groin. After a few minutes, they resumed, with Maulding charging forward with wailing punches. He got another takedown. Parisian ate punches while getting up. Maulding slipped it seems while throwing a flying knee, which cut Parisian open. Parisian threw punches on the ground until the referee. Getting the first-round stoppage win, Josh Parisian extended his winning streak to five in a row. After the fight, Parisian said “let’s get it” to the challenge Lawrence Bonds offered earlier in the show. Bonds came to the cage, and they did a faceoff before the show ended.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total

Jarred Brooks Gets First Win Since UFC Run, Submitting Victor Altamirano

One-time RIZIN and Pancrase fighter Jarred Brooks picked up a second-round rear naked choke win over Victor Altamirano on Wednesday in Southgate, Michigan, USA.

After a dominant first round, Brooks closed the show with a rear naked choke. The win was the co-main event of the WXC 83: Warrior Wednesday 8 card.

“Man this win means so much to me… This past year and a half I’ve had so much happen to me,” said Brooks after his victory.

The fight was a return to the flyweight division after Brooks’ last fight was a strawweight bout. That fight, which was his RIZIN debut against Haruo Ochi ended in a no-contest after an accidental headbutt 10 seconds in.

The loss was the first of Altamirano’s professional career, being undefeated in his pro run in LFA prior to this fight.

In the main event of the show, Eric Shelton defeated Jesse Bazzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28). Shelton’s win was his first since his departure from the UFC earlier this year.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighters wherever they go around the world.

WWE RAW 2/11/19 Results and Review

Let’s look at the go-home show for Monday Night RAW before the Elimination Chamber PPV.

Last Week’s RAW Review

Last Week’s Smackdown Live Review

2019 Royal Rumble PPV Review

Monday Night RAW started this week with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in the ring. They hyped Sunday’s PPV. They reminded us that Becky Lynch was suspended last week after refusing to see a doctor. They tell us that Lynch saw a doctor recently, and before they finished speaking, she was coming down the ramp. HHH issued an apology to Lynch, and lifted her suspension. They shook hands, but then there was a catch. Becky could get her Wrestlemania match if Becky apologized to Stephanie. Becky was on board with this at all, saying she would fight anyone but wouldn’t apologize. As Becky tried leaving the ring Stephanie got in her face. HHH and Stephanie left the ring after telling her that she needs to apologize to get her match.

Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan w/ Ruby Riott vs. Nia Jax & Tamina

To preview the Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match, the three RAW teams faced each other in a tag team triple threat match. Before the commercial break there was a spot outside where Ruby Riott, who wasn’t in the match, ran Sasha Banks into a ringside barricade. Banks walked to the back after the break. This is to continue their story that Bayley has been doing all the work for their tag team. Tamina is seemingly in a position in her team where she took all the bumps. She was attacked by the Riott Squad for minutes on end, while Nia Jax might have not been slammed once in this match. When Nia was run into a ringpost, Tamina tagged herself in. She tried for a Frogsplash off the top, but Sarah Logan put her knees up to counter it. Liv Morgan and Bayley tagged in. After a big combo of moves, Bayley gave Morgan an Elbow Drop off the top for a pin that Logan broke up. She landed a Bayley-to-Belly, and then Tamina came in and kicked Bayley in the head. Jax was tagged in and hit a Samoan Drop to win the match. I would guess that Banks will do another antics thing during the Elimination Chamber match. Because of a stipulation of this match, Bayley and Sasha Banks will start first in their match on Sunday. So, not the most fan-friendly start to the show so far as a heel team won clean and a segment with Becky Lynch sort of ended boring

Elias Performs

Elias was in the ring. Before he began performing we saw on the big screen Becky Lynch and Finn Balor backstage. Balor implied that Lynch should apologize. We got re-introduced to Elias after. Did they mean to introduce him the first time? We saw a Seth Rollins video package, which cut off Elias this time. After the video package, Elias was introduced a third time. This time he was cut off by the Lucha House Party. Oh, I was duped. This was a comedy bit. Well, I guess you know it’s a good joke when it catches you like that. At this point, I realized that there were two guitars in the ring, so I’m going to predict that one or maybe two would be used as a weapon. Elias mentioned how his album wasn’t nominated for the Grammys. Kalisto says that the Lucha House Party wants to “walk with Elias.” He then performed a song about how he hates Grand Rapids. The Lucha House Party all gave his performance a thumbs down. Kalisto offered to perform. He was given the guitar, played something simple which made people cheer him on. Elias offered to do a duet, and then, of course, grabbed his second guitar and smashed it on Kalisto’s back.

Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre

Before Finn Balor’s title match this weekend, he faced Drew McIntyre on this show. His opponents on Sunday, Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush, were at ringside. When Balor went to the top rope during the match, Lashley pushed Balor off the top, making the match end via DQ. Lashley and McIntyre teamed up on Balor until Kurt Angle made the save. Angle cleaned house, putting Lio Rush in an Angle Lock. Baron Corbin came from the back to take down Angle. Braun Stroman came out to join the chaos. The heels stood on the ramp while we went to commercials.

Finn Balor, Braun Stroman & Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin

Hmm, I wonder what they are going to do with this even number of guys all in ring gear. Of course an impromptu tag match was made. Lashley gave Balor a move to end the match (or so we thought) after Lio Rush played as a distraction. Balor put his leg up to end a pinfall, but the referee did not see it. Another ref came out to correct this, making the match restart. At some point Stroman was thrown over the barricade and stayed there for a long time. He eventually got up and went on a roll against all of his opponents. Angle gave Corbin a German Suplex on the floor. Lashley and Stroman were the legal competitors, with Stroman landing a Running Powerslam and then tagging in Finn Balor for a Coup de Grace that ended the match. It was fun to see how much the crowd loved this ending. But other than that, this felt boring. I’m so over the Kurt Angle thing.

Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riott

After the next match we saw a promo from Kevin Owens. He was in a bowling alley. He talked about how he doesn’t know what brand he will be on, but will be back in a month. During the match we saw Ronda Rousey tell Becky Lynch to apologize. Riott won the match with a kick of some sort. I don’t understand why Riott had to face Cross. Like, I get that she should win a match since she’s facing Rousey on Sunday, but why against Cross, who just debuted?

Seth Rollins Reflects and Looks Forward

Seth Rollins came out to talk about his recent success and his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar. He was cut off by Paul Heyman, who introduced Brock Lesnar. Well, Lesnar actually didn’t show up despite being called out by his mouthpiece. Heyman cut a promo, and then Seth told him that he will do anything to win. After Heyman left, Dean Ambrose came to the ring and gave Rollins words of encouragement. Ambrose part was weird, but the rest was fine.

Dean Ambrose vs. EC3

EC3 faced Dean Ambrose in the next match. This match was presumably set up because of EC3 being roasted by Ambrose on Alexa’s talk show last week. Ambrose won via roll-up, to no reaction from the audience. Alexa Bliss played the devil on Becky Lynch’s shoulder backstage, telling her to not say sorry. Lynch didn’t buy Bliss’ advice, thinking that only encouraged her to not apologize so that her Wrestlemania spot would be available.

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Match)

The next match was Bobby Roode and Chad Gable versus The Revival. Gable and Roode are the champions but it doesn’t feel like anyone knows them. It was sad to hear Roode’s music hit but seemingly not have a single person in the audience singing it. Before we went to a break, Gable did a Moonsault off the ropes to the outside onto The Revival. Much later into the match, Roode hit a Spinebuster on Scott Dawson for a two count. Gable went off the ropes but was hit with a Shatter Machine to end the match. The finish was great, and the match was great, but why are The Revival champs? It felt like this was just done so people don’t think that this go-home show was pointless.

Becky Apolgizes

The final segment of the show was Becky Lynch meeting with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Just like before, they wanted Lynch to apologize. Lynch eventually apologized, solving the issue between her and the duo. But this didn’t solve her apparent issue with Vince McMahon, who came out and said he wasn’t satisfied by the apology. He suspended her for 60 days, which takes her off the Wrestlemania show. Vince announced Charlotte Flair as her replacement. Okay, I understand that they want to build to a triple threat match, but I don’t get the story behind this. It’s like they started the script for this show today and said “Okay, we need Charlotte in the picture immediately.”