WARNING STRONG VIOLENCE AND LANGUAGE AHEAD
Welcome back to 31 Days of Deathmatches Volume 2. The second edition of the annual deathmatch advent calendar put together by yours truly. Each day we will open another bloody door on the calendar and explore another deathmatch until we hit Halloween. We’re going to explore a ton of different companies, wrestlers, and stipulations as the days go on with a few surprises here and there. So, strap in as we prepare for another round of blood, broken glass, and barbed-wire on our road of deathmatches
Sometimes, I have to re-visit things to see if they are still as mad as I remember them being. That was the case with today’s entry and shock and horror it was still as mental as I remembered. Earlier in the year, at the height of lockdown fever, I was made privy to a deathmatch show on IWTV that came from a mansion in Mexico courtesy of the Guanatos Hardcore Crew. I’d never heard of the company or the wrestlers involved but I needed to see for myself what had the community in such a rush. Spoiler alert, I was not disappointed. It was an hour of wrestling carnage and dangerous spots brought to us from a racquetball court in a Mexican mansion.
There was no ring, no real rules, just a lot of weaponry and a lot of blood. Across four matches we’d see a whole manner of ludicrous deathmatches, dangerous wrestling moves, and some genuinely entertaining matches as safety was thrown out the window in favour of bloody murder. Every wrestler risked life and limb in their matches as we saw barbed-wire boards, guitar shots, destroyers, dives off balconies and so much more used to vicious effect. When the first match is won by a torture-rack piledriver through a fruit crate, you know it’s going to be a riot of a show. it only got more ridiculous as they brought out more plunder and by the final match of the night, left wrestlers looking like pincushions from copious amounts of tacks. No one could have been prepared for some of the unique weaponry and sheer madness this show was going to bring.
— Tripping Balls (@IsThisWrestling) August 19, 2020
My jaw dropped more times than I can count as I went through each match for my initial review and even now, I cannot get over some of the things I was seeing. It was also commentated by Chad French from Midwest Territory whose own bewilderment and shock echoed my own as each match ramped up the stakes. They were pulling off three-way deathmatches where everyone suffered and slipping about in the rain as a rabid crowd ate it up from a patio area. Not even the referee was safe as he was attacked multiple times throughout the night with staple-guns and other deathmatch fuckery. This was a wholly unique beast that I’m struggling to summarise as I don’t want to spoil it too much. It’s an hour-long show on IWTV so I feel like you’d benefit more from just watching it yourself. If you’re a gorehound with a taste for something different then you really can’t go too far astray with this. Come back tomorrow for the next deathmatch delight.
— Tripping Balls (@IsThisWrestling) August 18, 2020
All images courtesy of IsThisWrestling, IWTV Twitter, GHC Twitter