Wednesday, June 11, 2014

No Holds Barred: Brooklyn Thomson, Ned Morales, Amin Nazer, Colleen Schneider, Adam Laporte, Curran Jacobs, Roy Wood, Josh Barnett, Mike Chapman, Post-Match Catch Wrestling Alliance Interviews 

Curran Jacobs wrestles Christopher Crossan - Photo by Brad Wilder

Catch Wrestling Alliance group shot

Curran Jacobs

Crank Gym wrestlers

Colleen Schneider

Amin Nazer and Lucca Perretti

Ned Morales

Brooklyn Thomson pins Xochi Wilder

Frank Gotch 1910 poster


Roy Wood in Frank Gotch derby

Mike Chapman and Roy Wood

Eddie Goldman and Roy Wood

Mike Chapman wearing Frank Gotch's favorite derby hat - Photo by Brad Wilder

Raul Ramirez, Mike Chapman, Andrea Wood, and Roy Wood - Photo by Steve Moyer

Eddie Goldman and Lucca Perretti

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the post-match interviews from the Catch Wrestling Alliance International Invitational: The Rebirth, held June 7 at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Plus, we present an analysis of this event, and explain why it represents the start of a new era in catch wrestling.

Interviewed at the event were victorious wrestlers Brooklyn Thomson, Ned Morales, Amin Nazer, Colleen Schneider, Adam Laporte, and Curran Jacobs; Snake Pit Wigan head coach Roy Wood; catch wrestler and MMA fighter Josh Barnett, who coached Colleen Schneider; and wrestling author and historian Mike Chapman.

Here are the complete results:

Catch Wrestling Alliance: The Rebirth
Collins Court, John Wooden Center
Los Angeles, California
June 7, 2014

Catch wrestling rules: you can only win by pin or submission, 20-minute time limit, no points or judges.

1 - Brooklyn Thomson (Canada, Crank Gym) pins Xochi Wilder (USA, Catch Wrestling Los Angeles), 6:37, wins Billy Riley Award.

2 - Kyle Johnson (USA, Catch Wrestling Los Angeles) and Malcolm Tisdale (Canada, Crank Gym) draw, 20:00, share Martin "Farmer" Burns Award.

3 - Ned Morales (USA, Catch Wrestling Los Angeles) submits Stephen Greenfield (UK, Snake Pit Wigan) by facelock, 5:34, wins Roy Wood Award.

4 - Amin Nazer (UK, Snake Pit Wigan) submits Christopher Morales (USA, Catch Wrestling Los Angeles) by top wristlock, 5:43, wins John Perretti Contenders Award.

5 - Colleen Schneider (USA, Combat Submission Wrestling) submits Jennifer Thomas (USA, Catch Wrestling Los Angeles) by face crank, 7:01, wins Joe Stecher Award.

6 - Adam Laporte (Canada, Crank Gym) defeats Jon Strickland (USA, Billy Wicks Foundation), injury default (knee), 4:25, wins Billy Wicks Award.

7 - Curran Jacobs (USA, Catch Wrestling Los Angeles) pins Christopher Crossan (UK, Snake Pit Wigan), 2:02, wins Frank Gotch Award.

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