Mach 1 Wrestling (a NWA affiliate) is a SoCal promotion that runs Friday shows and a training school. Ryan is a trainer at the school, and Madrid trains at the school (after getting his initial training from Lance Storm).
For more info on Mach 1, check out their website.
Thoughts from Nick Madrid:
This match took place about 6 months into my career. It was a big night for me for a couple of reasons. Not only was I wrestling one of my trainers for the first time ever but I was hand picked by him for his first match back after a shoulder injury he had suffered the month before.
I remember being pretty nervous because I was wrestling a guy that I had looked up to for a long time as a wrestler and even more so having now trained under him and becoming friends.
At this time I was still figuring out who I was as a wrestler and what I needed to do to be a successful wrestler (I still am, but I have a slightly better idea now). Joey really pushed me in this match and made me try to keep up. Even though this wasn’t one of our training sessions, I learned a lot from the match and from him. I remember Joey tweeting something after the show was over about how proud he was to see one of his students improving and that made my night.
I think I have come a long way since that night, and am happy that I can see a big improvement from how I wrestled 6 months into my career and now at almost 2 years in.
I think it’s about time we have another Student vs. Teacher match.
TJ Hawke’s Recap
Ryan gets an early nearfall after a Northern Nights Suplex. Madrid quickly came back with a monkey flip and a dropkick for a nearfall of his own. Ryan then cut him off with a spinebuster. Ryan started to get the heat, and locked in an Abdominal Stretch (a move I have always loved for some reason). Madrid escaped but Ryan sent him into a turnbuckle to cut him off again. Madrid hit an enzugiri and both men went down. They did the “Yay-Boo” spot until Madrid got the advantage and hit a leg lariat. Madrid hit a tornado DDT but only got a two count. Ryan went for a lariat, but Madrid caught him and hit a sit-down Rock Bottom: 1…2…NO! SPEAR BY RYAN! Ryan with a powerbomb: 1…2…NO! Madrid avoided a superkick and hit an Edgeacution. Ryan hit a superkick shorty after that though, which gave him the win.
Nice little match here. They didn’t try to do too much, but Madrid looked real crisp for still being a relative newcomer. Ryan played the role of a veteran wrestler well, who was maybe not quite as quick as the younger Madrid, but he was still more experienced, which allowed him to get the win. Fans were into the match too, which always helps.