WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow
March 30th, 2023
By: John Siino
Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
Commentary: Ian Riccaboni & Veda Scott
- Michael Oku vs. Blake Christian
- Christopher Daniels & Tom Lawlor vs. Bryan Keith & KENTA
- Ultimo Dragon vs. Negro Casas
- Arez, Laredo Kid & Latigo vs. Aramis, Galeno Del Mal & Rey Horus *RECOMMENDED*
- Hyper Misao, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Aino & Yuki Kamifuku vs. Hikari Noa, Miu Watanabe, Nao Kakuta, Raku & Rika Tatsumi *RECOMMENDED*
- Shigehiro Irie vs. Mike Bailey
- United Empire (Jeff Cobb, Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) vs. Time Machine (KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
- AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Black Taurus vs. Komander *RECOMMENDED*
Mick Foley Talks Mark Hitchcock
Show starts with Mick Foley going to the ring and talks about this being the greatest week of the year and it’s nice to see everyone full of energy and by the time WrestleMania kicks around you just want to go home. Foley talks about the first wrestler he saw this week being Aja Kong and she asked if she could have her photo taken with him. Foley talks about how every year WrestleCon has been honoring super fan Mark Hitchcock and how he was a lot like everyone in the crowd by traveling the country to see wrestling and loving it and talks about how himself started as a super fan before he cuts to a video for Mark Hitchcock showing him at shows meeting a variety of wrestlers. Very nice tribute.
Blake Christian vs. Michael Oku (w/ Amira)
They start with a handshake, before running the ropes and going for quick pin attempts, until Michael Oku tries to put a half crab, before they hit double dropkicks and have a face off. Christian asks for another hand shake with his fingers crossed behind his back, as he takes Oku down by the hand. Oku comes back with a hurricanrana and a dropkick, before they fight on the apron where Christian spears Oku to the outside. Christian starts attacking Oku on the outside before bringing him back inside and hitting an inside shooting senton. Christian stays in control before talking trash to Amira on the outside (Oku’s girlfriend). Christian hits a springboard moonsault for a two, before Oku takes control and hitting a frog splash cross body from the top rope. They start trading strikes until Oku hits a DDT for a two count. Oku stays in control hitting a PK, but Christian dodges a springboard moonsault and hits a handspring kick followed by an Alabama Slam and a Saito Suplex for a two count. Oku dodges a springboard moonsault and hits one of his own for a two as Christian heads to the outside where he hits him with a Fosbury Flop, but Christian comes back with one of his own and holds on for a Final Cut. They both struggle to get back in the ring, as Amira helps Oku. As they do, they challenge each other to go back and fight on the apron where they trade punches, knees and kicks before Christian hits a half and half suplex to Oku on the apron. Christian follows with another half and half on the apron, sends Oku back inside but misses the springboard 450, as Oku turns it into the Half Crab, but Christian reaches the ropes. Oku places Christian on the top rope, but Christian picks him up and tosses him down, goes back to the top and hits a springboard 450 for the pin and the win.
Winner: Blake Christian by pinfall at 14:13
Bryan Keith & KENTA vs. Tom Lawlor & Christopher Daniels (Special Guest Enforcer: Ken Shamrock)
Christopher Daniels comes out as Tom Lawlor’s mystery partner with matching denim shorts and all, as Ken Shamrock is announced as the special guest enforcer. Bryan Keith and Daniels start the match with wrist locks and head locks before Daniels sends Keith into the corner, where he stomps him out. Keith and KENTA start ping ponging Daniels back and worth until he escapes and tags out to Lawlor. Lawlor keeps Keith in the corner with chops and stomps before hitting a belly-to-belly throw. Keith comes back with an Enziguri, before ducking one from Lawlor and tagging in KENTA. They play with the crowd a bit before Daniels tags himself in. KENTA kicks Lawlor off the apron, but Daniels goes and hugs him. KENTA runs the ropes and takes Daniels down with a boot before tagging out to Keith. Lawlor trips up Keith running the ropes, as Daniels takes advantage keeping Keith in their corner while tagging in and out. Lawlor takes Keith down with a suplex and puts on an armbar. Lawlor reveals his shorter shorts underneath and nonchalantly gets a two count on Keith. Daniels and Lawlor start having some miscommunication and hitting each other as Keith keeps ducking, before Keith comes back with a DDT on Daniels before tagging out to KENTA. As Daniels goes to tag to Lawlor, he steps off the apron. KENTA hits a Fisherman Suplex for a two before going to the top rope and hits a flying forearm for another two. Keith comes in as him and KENTA start kicking away at Daniels but Lawlor runs back in and breaks up the pin attempt. Daniels and Keith take each other down with a double clothesline before Lawlor and KENTA tag in and start going at it. KENTA hits a draping DDT before hitting a dropkick in the corner. KENTA hits a double stomp from the top rope for a two count and calls for Go to Sleep, but Daniels saves Lawlor. Lawlor starts attacking KENTA in the corner and tosses him down for a two count. Lawlor puts on a sleeper hold, but KENTA escapes out until Lawlor puts on an ankle lock. KENTA reverses it into a Crossface, but Daniels takes out the referee right before Lawlor taps out. Keith tries to fight Lawlor and Daniels off but Lawlor low blows him. Daniels tells Ken Shamrock to make the pin, but he says no. Daniels gets in Shamrock’s face, but he knocks him out with a right punch. Lawlor gets in Shamrock’s face and pushes him, but Shamrock pushes him back as KENTA rolls up Lawlor and Shamrock counts the pin.
Winner: KENTA & Bryan Keith by pinfall at 18:13
Lawlor puts on combat gloves, but Shamrock hits him with a belly-to-belly suplex and then the ankle lock as Lawlor frantically taps out.
Negro Casas vs. Ultimo Dragon
Before the match begun, we saw a video from Chris Jericho who talked about his time in Mexico where het met both Negro Casas and Ultimo Dragon and working with them as well as in Japan and speaking very highly of both of them before cutting back to the match, which is their 19th match, with the last one being in 2013 and the first one being in 1990. They start with Casas cornering Dragon, but Dragon comes right back taking Casas down to the mat and gets a two count with a back slide. Casas takes Dragon down, as Dragon keeps lifting his shoulders up then twists himself out of the predicament. Dragon does it again, this time Casas holds on, but Dragon uses a head scissors to break it off. Casas puts on an arm bar, but Dragon reverses it into a Surfboard. Dragon starts working on Casas left leg before Casas reaches for the ropes. Casas whips Dragon in the corner before heading to the top rope, but Dragon dropkicks him off and to the outside. Dragon goes for the Asai Moonsault, but Casas stops him and heads to the top himself. Dragon stops him and hits a superplex. They got at it a bit until Dragon catches Casas off the ropes and puts on the Dragon Sleeper as Casas submits.
Winner: Utlimo Dragon by submission at 10:53
Arez, Latigo & Laredo Kid vs. Rey Horus, Aramis & Galeno Del Mal
Aramis and Latigo start the match by running the ropes and going for multiple pin attempts but tag out to Arez and Rey Horus. They also quickly run the ropes and go for pins including bouncing off the ropes for the attempts. Arez flips off Horus before punching the much bigger Galeno Del Mal as the crowd chants ‘you fucked up’. Galeno tags in as Arez runs away and tags in Laredo Kid. They run the ropes as Laredo fails to take down Galeno. All six men go at it, putting on submission before Laredo launches to the outside. The heels work on Horus, as Laredo hits a frog splash for a two. The heels start chopping Aramis very hard in the corner, before Arez tells the crowd to ‘fuck off’ and stop the chopping. Galeno comes in to stop this attack, but gets attacked himself. All three lift up Galeno off the top rope to slam him down for a two count. All six men start fighting again before Galeno hits a top rope cross body. Galeno tosses his partners to the outside before diving on to everybody himself. Aramis catches Arez for an Air Raid crash but Latigo breaks it up. They all start trading twisting DDT’s before Laredo starts using a chair on Galeno. Galeno fights them all off before catching Latigo on the top rope as Aramis and Horus use them as a launching pad to dive to the outside as Galeno slams Latigo down to the mat for the pin and the win.
Winners: Galeno Del Mal, Rey Horus & Aramis by pinfall at 14:04
Raku, Nao Kakuta, Hikari Noa, Miu Watanabe & Rika Tatsumi vs. Yuki Aino, Yuki Kamifuku, Hyper Misao, Shoko Nakajima & Mizuki
Sayuri Namba makes the introductions for the next match showcasing talent from TJPW. Hyper Misao gets on the mic and introduces herself as a superhero that can beat her opponents all by herself in seconds which causes all the heels to go after her to start the match with strikes in the corner. Raku and Misao go at it, before Misao tags out to Yuki Kamifuku. Yuki Aino comes in as they quickly run the ropes and go for pin attempts. Rika Tatsumi comes in and hits Aino with a hip attack and an elbow drop for a two count. The team of Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta, knowns as Free WiFi come in next and start working on Aino before Miu Watanabe comes in next and goes at it with Aino before she tags out to Shoko Nakajima. Shoko quickly runs the ropes hitting the 619 on Miu. Miu tags out to Mizuki, but Watanabe slams both Shoko and Mizuki before giant swinging both of them. Misao comes in and puts on a chicken wing on Kakuta. Hikari and Aino go at it, fighting on the apron where Aino gut wrench suplexes her back in before Mizuki hits a cross body Tatsumi for a two. Tatsumi starts attacking Mizuki using the ring post as Watanabe joins in the battle. Raku and Mizuki go at it before Free WiFi interferes. They all come in and start going at it before Mizuki goes to the top rope and hits a double stomp on Raku for the pin and the win.
Winners: Mizuki, Hyper Misao, Yuki Aino, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku by pinfall at 14:23
Mike Bailey vs. Shigehiro Irie
They start the match locking up with Shigehiro Irie cornering Mike Bailey until they battle with shoulder blocks and kicks until they head to the outside and start brawling around. Back inside, Bailey hits a kick in the corner, body slam and drops knees from the second rope for two count. Irie holds Bailey down with a chin lock followed by a sit down splash for a two count. Bailey comes back with a missile dropkick followed by more kicks and a running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Irie jumps on Bailey’s back as they go spilling to the outside where Bailey goes to the top rope for a triangle moonsault. Irie dodges a flip with knees from Bailey and takes Bailey to the outside with a crossbody from the apron, before sending Bailey back inside, hitting a cannonball in the corner for a two. Bailey comes back with kicks, but Irie knocks him right down with a hard lariat. Irie attacks Bailey in the corner, places him on the top rope where he hits him with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Bailey comes back with a standing moonsault with the knees and a buzzsaw kick for a two count. Irie blocks the Tornado Kick in the corner, but Bailey comes back and hits one, followed by an Ultima Weapon attempt. Irie dodges it and hits a beast bomber lariat for a two. Bailey hits a Green Tea Plunge for a two, but Irie comes back with a cannonball to Bailey on the ropes followed by another beast bomb lariat for another two. Irie puts on a choke, with a suplex, keeps the choke one, while dropping elbows as the referee stops the match.
Winner: Shigehiro Irie by referee stoppage at 11:49
United Empire (Jeff Cobb, Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) vs. Time Machine (KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
KUSHIDA and Kyle Fletcher start the match, with KUSHIDA taking Fletcher right down and putting on a surfboard type move, but Fletcher powers out. Alex Shelley tags in keeps Fletcher down working on his left arm. Mark Davis tags in and starts chopping away at Shelley, as Chris Sabin tags in and The Motor City Guns start double teaming before KUSHIDA joins in as they hit the Dream Sequence as Sabin gets a two on Davis. Jeff Cobb tags in but Sabin hits him with a springboard crossbody. Cobb comes right back with a power slam and a running power slam into the corner. United Empire keep Sabin in their corner as Davis tags back in. Sabin fights off Aussie Open and tags out to Shelley who takes them out with a flatliner DDT combo. MCMG and Aussie Open start going at it as Aussie Open slams the Guns into each other. Cobb starts working on Shelley’s back and taunts him by surfboarding on his back before hitting a moonsault for a two. United Empire continue working on Shelley while teasing KUSHIDA and Sabin. KUSHIDA tags in and hits a back hand spring elbow and Pele kick on Davis. All six men come in and start fighting as Time Machine puts on a triple submission before Cobb breaks free and stops all of it. Fletcher and Shelley trade a flurry of punches, before Davis and Sabin get involved. United Empire starts hitting attacking Shelley in the corner but Sabin and KUSHIDA break it up. All six go at it, hitting dives to the outside before Time Machine goes after Fletcher on the inside. All six continue the offense inside before Aussie Open hits Coriolis on Sabin as Fletcher gets the pin.
Winners: United Empire (Kyle Fletcher, Mark Davis & Jeff Cobb) by pinfall at 16:35
AEW Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Black Taurus vs. Komander
Komander and El Hijo del Vikingo start the match with handshakes, but Black Taurus spits at them instead. They start double teaming on Taurus, but he takes them both down with a crucifix bomb, before tossing Vikingo to the outside and press slamming Komander onto him. Taurus meets them with a twisting dive to the outside. Taurus stays in control with clotheslines in the corners before choke slamming Vikingo onto Komander. They finally take Taurus down and to the outside where they meet him with double dives. Vikingo and Komander start walking the ropes and hit a double rope walk moonsault to Taurus on the outside. They keep attacking Taurus with back to back spring board 450 stomp from Vikingo and a shooting star from the ropes by Komander. Vikingo breaks up this alliance by going after Komander , bouncing off the ropes to take him down with a hurricanrana. Vikingo catches Komander and power slams him into the corner. Taurus and Vikingo go at it, with Vikingo hitting a Shooting Star Hurricanrana followed by a bouncing dive off the ropes to take Taurus to the outside. When Vikingo turns around, Komander is there bouncing off the ropes hitting Vikingo with a Dragon Rana followed by a Destroyer on Taurus and a tornedo backbreaker to Komander. Komander runs the ropes and dives onto Taurus on the outside sending him into the crowd. Vikingo dives onto both Komander and Taurus with a move that Ian Riccaboni asks ‘what the hell do you call that’. Komander blocks a Shooting Star from Vikingo and hits him with a backbreaker. Taurus joins in and hits a backbreaker of his own followed by a pop up Samoan Drop. Vikingo puts Taurus on his shoulders and turns it into a German Suplex followed by double knees in the corner for a two. Vikingo and Taurus head to the top rope where Taurus press slams Vikingo up, but Komander jumps in with a springboard poison rana on Taurus before Vikingo hits Komander with a flying crucifix bomb. Vikingo hits Taurus with a crucifix bomb, but Taurus gets right back up and hits a spear as all three men are laid out, with the fans going wild. They fight on the apron, where Taurus drops Komander onto it, but Vikingo takes them out with a 630 splash on the outside. Vikingo hits double knees to Taurus then dives right back to out Komander. Vikingo hits a 630 splash to Taurus for the pin and the win.
Winner: El Hijo del Vikingo by pinfall at 12:45, to retain