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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crowd Reactions, Great Wrestling, Amazing Reversals, And A Finish Out Of Nowhere…..British Born Steele Vs. Marcus Kool At AWW!

By Oliver Newman

Company: AWW
Date: Friday 25th January 2008
Time: 8:00pm
Attendance: 90
Price: £5
Location: Irish Centre, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands.

Stu Smith is your Ring Announcer for the evening. Smith has ripped his trousers and much to the delight/amusement of the crowd enters the ring Stacy Keibler style!

Marcus Kool vs. British Born Steele

The fans show their new found hatred for BBS with a chant of “BBS***”. Fast start to the match with punches and kicks by BBS but Kool after ducking an attempted clothesline rallies with a flying head scissors and continues the attack with arm-drags and a dropkick before shouting at BBS “Get up BBS***”. Kool quickly follows up with a flying forearm and attempted 10 punch before BBS skilfully reverses into a vicious turnbuckle power bomb! Kool is in the ascendancy until he slips on the ropes (missing his patented 6-1-9) the fans chant “You f***** up” and Kool laughs and continues the match with a brutal kick to BBS’s head. Back in the ring Kool attempts his patented Super-kick but BBS reverses into his patented Back-cracker but only manages a close near fall. “Lets go Marcus” chant starts up as BBS becomes frustrated, allowing Kool to Super-kick him from out of nowhere for the three count. Kool lines BBS up and successfully hit’s the 6-1-9 before taunting “BBS***” BBS goes bezerk slamming his fists on the mat after his latest loss.

Match Time: 13 minutes
Winner: Marcus Kool

My Thoughts:
FANTASTIC Match! BBS and Kool gave probably the greatest opening match in the history of AWW. BBS has added a mean streak and a character to his impressive wrestling repertoire, Kool has been money for AWW since feud with ’Metro-Sexual’ Danny Devine started a few months back. His high energy and athleticism wows AWW fans on a monthly basis. Add these two elements together and it created amazing crowd reactions, great wrestling, amazing reversals (especially missed Super-kick into the Back-cracker!) and the finish out of nowhere doesn’t hurt either man in the eyes of the fans. Fantastic booking and a cracking match!!

‘Metro-Sexual’ Danny Devine vs. Lee Hunter

Lockup into a wrist-lock by Devine, Hunter reverses out and into one of his own. The reversals continue until Devine misses an arm-drag and Hunter dropkicks him. “Metro Faggot” chant starts up from the crowd, Hunter attempts a clothesline but smashes his arm into the steel ring post. Devine takes advantage of this by wrapping Hunter’s arm around the post on a number of occasions, “Lets go Hunter” chant starts up. An arm ringer and an arm breaker follow before a knee drop to Hunter’s arm. Cobra Clutch by Devine, Hunter quickly reverses out and into a back drop as the fans cheer him on. Hunter quickly follows up with a Tornado DDT but as the fans predict misses with the top rope splash. Hunter is able to recover and with a kick connects with his patented X-Factor on Devine but as he attempts the cover BBS (Hunter’s arch nemesis) returns to the ring and causes the DQ (via attack on Hunter).

Match Time: 9 minutes
Winner: Lee Hunter by DQ

Kool jumps in for the save and throws Devine out, Devine jumps back in and lays Kool out with a thunderous chairshot! BBS & Devine then drag Hunter outside where they attempt to mow him down with a Car, Hunter fortunately rolls away and to safety.

My Thoughts:
Pretty solid contest from both competitors, fans were unusually quiet. The match itself was a good technical affair with both men evenly matched it could have gone either way, Devine continues to show that egotistical-ness he has become renowned for while Hunter continues to show that he is the real deal in AWW. BBS’s interference was logical (given his hatred for Hunter) so I have no qualms about the ending, Kool’s attempted save works as well (based on his Hatred for Devine). If it were to happen Hunter vs. Devine 2 would be a rematch I would love to see somewhere down the road. Great all around booking by AWW management.

Nick Knight’s 5 minute Challenge
Nick Knight vs. ‘Slap-Head Superman’ Keego Ward

Stu Smith warns the fans “Nick Knight will go home if you keep abusing him”. Wristlocks are traded followed by hammerlocks, Ward changes the momentum with a school boy pin for a two count. “He pulled my trunks Ref” complains Knight a fan retorts with “Your mom”. Headlock/wristlock by Knight but Ward reverses out with a roll. “Ref he’s covered in baby oil” the fans start a “You’ve got stretch marks” chant. Knight recovers enough to slam Ward, quickly following up with a stalling suplex. Knight continues the assault with a clothesline and a face-wash before missing his patented tumbling splash, Ward returns with double knees but misses the follow up clothesline and is caught in Knight’s Cross-face Chicken-wing “Keego” chant starts up as the last 10 seconds of the match pass, the Ref rings the bell to the end the contest.

Match Time: 5 minutes
Winner by lasting the time limit: Keego Ward

Ward and Knight shake hands but Knight kicks Ward directly in the balls! Whilst sneering Knight adds “Welcome back Keego”. Ward returns to his feet “Goodnight Ladies and Gents I just got kicked in the balls”.

My Thoughts:
That was a good fun match. On a personal level it’s good to see Keego Ward back in an AWW ring and in all honesty a Wrestling ring in general. Knight’s 5 Minute Challenge is a breath of fresh air on a show full of athleticism, Knight was the powerhouse and Ward was not overhauled by that disadvantage at all. With the match going to the time limit (although Ward won) Knight didn’t lose any real face and with balls kicking aftermath, I have a feeling this rivalry is just beginning.

Queer as Folk (‘Real Man’s Man’ Jules Lambrini & ’Desirable’ Danny D) vs. Ronin & ‘Jamaica’s No1 Bobsledder’ Derice Coffie

Lambrini and D start with sexual innuendo with Lambrini spitting. D confirms “I’m not gay, just open minded”. Coffie is forced to hold Lambrini’s hand during lockup “Kill the faggot” chant starts up, with Coffie unbalanced Lambrini attempts a school boy pin for a two count. Coffie fires back with a leg trip and dropkick sending Lambrini back to his corner shouting “Get him back he is an animal” before tagging in D, Coffie takes the time to tag in Ronin. D lands on Lambrini’s ‘Jules’ Ronin follows up with forearms and head butts for both men and corner splashes putting his team in the ascendancy. More sexual innuendo between Lambrini and D before Ronin finishes off Lambrini with his patented Swinging Rock Bottom.

Match Time: 10 minutes
Winner: Ronin & Derice Coffie

My Thoughts:
That was highly entertaining, Lambrini was fantastic in his role. Spud was character of the year 2007 in AWW, I think after that performance Lambrini could become character of the year 2008 in AWW. Lambrini’s antics were hilarious as were Coffie and Ronin’s reaction to them. The match was a good solid tag team affair with lots of comedy and was a nice change of pace from the wrestling and brawling that took place earlier.

Tommy Gunn vs. ‘Human Hate Machine’ Moralez

“He’s got sandbags” chant echoes as Moralez enters the ring, Moralez responds by jawing with the crowd. Gunn squares up to Moralez (showing no fear), but Moralez just pushes him down. Gunn won’t stay down and gets back in Moralez’s face, firing off forearms until Moralez catches Gunn running and lifts him into the air. “Don’t ever disrespect me” he shouts at Gunn whilst choking the life out of him. Moralez continues the assault with a kick to the back. Chops follow but Moralez becomes frustrated at Gunn’s fighting spirit “Tommy Gunn Die!”. Gunn fights back with a dropkick, leg lariat and an Enzuguri but Moralez cuts him off with a deadly Spine-buster and a vicious head butt before winning the match via a brutal club to the back of Gunn’s head! The fans admire Gunn’s tenacity and clap for him as he returns to his feet, beaten but not disgraced.

Match Time: 7 minutes
Winner: ‘Human Hate Machine’ Moralez

My Thoughts:
When I was beginning to write this I was thinking Moralez squashed Gunn, but after reading my notes back Gunn gave one hell of a fight against the much larger man! Moralez’s power vs. Gunn’s speed & athleticism led to a game of hit and run for Gunn, which was working ok and riling the big man “Don’t you ever disrespect me” comes to mind, but the Moralez’s extraordinary power was just too much in the end.

Non Title
Spud vs. Dan Ryder vs. Carnage

“1 inch pisser” chant greets Spud as he enters the ring, he retorts with “I have a bigger manhood than all of you!” Spud continues “I’m the rightful No1 Contender and will be AWW Champion”. Carnage enters to “F*** him up Carnage, F*** him up” chant, Spud warns Carnage to watch Ryder, “Kill the emo” chant starts up as Spud takes a walk.


Carnage brings Spud in, Ryder fires off punches and Carnage splashes Spud in the corner before Ryder delivers the 10 punch and a leg lariat. The double team continues on Spud as all three men fight around the Irish Centre, with Spud having a bin put on his head! Back in the ring Spud catches Ryder coming in and quickly throws him out “Chop” chant starts up directed at Carnage. Carnage decides for a clothesline/back elbow combination. Ryder attempts a hurracanrana but Carnage catches him and sits down in a power bomb for a close near fall. Ryder fights back and hits an RKO on Carnage but misses the follow up 450 splash, Carnage recovers and delivers a devastating Carnage-Bolt for the three…..NO! Spud rolls back in and throws Carnage out and gets the pinfall win on No1 Contender Dan Ryder!!

Match Time: 13 minutes
Winner: Spud

“You and Me Carnage for the AWW Title vs. My Career” proclaims Spud. Carnage puts Spud right “Although you pinned Ryder, he is STILL No1 Contender”. Ryder takes the mic “How about Carnage vs. Spud vs. me in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match” the fans go crazy at that! Spud backtracks “Fine, but my career isn’t on the line” Stu Smith makes Spud agree and makes the match at Aston University official.

My Thoughts:
A good main event to end a pretty good show! This match incorporated athleticism (Ryder’s moon-sault to the outside on both men), brawling around the Irish Centre, cheating via Spud and a cheap ending which was satisfying result in terms of storyline development. I never saw a TLC match in the making and I was as shocked as the fans when I heard the announcement being made. Spud’s career being on the line is the interesting dynamic in this match, Carnage has been unbeatable in title matches and there is no doubt that Ryder is hungry for AWW Gold it should be a cracking contest!

Overall Thoughts:
BBS vs. Kool was a fantastic match, Devine vs. Hunter continued both Kool vs. Devine and Hunter vs. BBS storylines so job done! Great to see Keego Ward back, contesting an even contest with Nick Knight. Tag match was hilarious and Jules Lambrini could be huge for AWW, Gunn showed great fighting spirit against Moralez in an uphill contest. The main event told a great story and the announcements that followed added a great feel good factor to the show. 90 people on a Friday Night isn’t a bad attendance figure and kudos to AWW management for an incredibly well booked show!

Match of the Night:
British Born Steele vs. Marcus Kool

Next Show:
Friday 15th February 2008
Walsall Supporters/Sadlers Club,
Bescott Crescent,
Doors open 7.15PM
Show starts at 7.45PM.
Tickets £5.00

Card Thus Far:
Mad Dog Maxx vs. Mat Mensa

Wrestlers who 2008 is going to be a big year for:

Zack Sabre Jr - In my eyes the best wrestler in the UK will be a name on everyone’s lips this year as his star continues to rise, even more so after his titanic clash with ‘The best wrestler in the world’ Bryan Danielson upcoming in March.

‘Metro-Sexual’ Danny Devine - Devine has showed all the doubters that his back injury is long behind him with some incredible performances vs. British Born Steele in AWW last year. With a great character and incredible wrestling skills, 2008 could be the year of the Metro-Sexual.

Sykes - Fantastic matches with up and comer Kris Navarro brought Sykes to a lot of people’s attention (including mine). He has an intensity unmatched by anyone I have seen in the UK, with fantastic wrestling skills to match. I see Sykes’s career going from strength to strength in 2008.

For more information on AWW check out their website: www.aww.org.uk or

If you would like to contact me: www.myspace.com/brummieol


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Great Championship Wrestling has two shows this week. Tonight at 7:30, matches get underway at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. Doors open at 6:45. GCW Heavyweight Champion Johnny Swinger, with Quentin Michaels in his corner, will put the title on the line against David Young and Bull Buchanan in a three-way match. GCW returns to Macon on February 2, with a bell time of 7:30. This event will be held at the Frank Johnson Rec Center. Doors open at 6:45. Swinger is scheduled to defend the title against Buchanan, but of course that is dependent on the outcome of tonight’s title match. A.J. Steele is slated to put the GCW Interstate Heavyweight Title up against Zero Tolerance. (Brian Slack)

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be in Enigma, GA, at the Enigma Gym on Highway 82 East on February 2. Bell time is 7:30, and all tickets are $2: SSCW Tag Team Championship: Champions "New Radical Nation" (Soldier and Rogers) versus The Gansta Nation; SSCW Women’s Championship - Best 2 out of 3 Falls: Champion Samantha Steel versus Jelena; SSCW Southern Heritage Championship: Champion "Rock n Roll" Chris Turner versus Rouge; "Dynamite" Scotty Biggs versus Mad Dog Miller; and JT Taylor versus "Big Nasty" Bryan Fury. Also on hand will be SSCW Champion Jarrod Michaels, The Soviet, Tommy Flight and others. (Brian Slack)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling runs in Carrollton, GA, on February 10 at the VFW Fairgrounds, beginning at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00. Ringside seats are $10, and all other tickets are $8. Call (770) 355-5742 for more info. Advertised: Bull Buchanan & Buff Bagwell versus Steve Lawler & Bulldog Raines; the Nightmare versus the Super Destroyer in a no disqualification match; Tommy Rich versus Billy Love; Scotty Blaze & Kid Ego versus the Southside Trash; Adrian Hawkins & Vordell Walker versus Will Owens & Sal Rinauro; and Kyle Matthews versus the Eliminator. (Rich Tate)

On February 23, Southern Classic Wrestling is back at Big Dog Billiards in Sandersville, GA. Doors open at 7:00 and the matches start at 8:00. Kids 5 and under get in free, ages 6-12 are $3 admission, and all other tickets are $6. The main event scheduled is a six-man match featuring The VIP (Tommy Lee, Big Bank Barfield & Matt Mercer) versus Bobby Joiner, TW James & Flatline. 2 BAD (Jamie Holmes & Conner Cruze) are going to defend the SCW Georgia Tag Team Title against Adam & Eric Stanton in the semi-main event. One other title match is advertised, with Loco Motive putting the SCW Georgia Heritage Title on the line against Rick Michaels. Other matches include The Masked Nightmare versus Frankie Valentine, The Freak versus Josh Stone, Greg Haze versus a mystery opponent hired by his uncle Ace Heffner, and a tag match featuring Chaos & Carnage (Chaos & Scotty Carmichael) versus The Foreign Legion (Juan Tequila & Prince Rhumma). For tickets and other info call 478-251-1332. (Brian Slack)


We received news this morning that Bob Rogers, a fan of more than fifty years, passed away early this morning. He had been attending Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling cards in the west Georgia area of late, but had been hospitalized. On December 30, SECW held a card to help with medical costs. Personally, I never met Bob, but there is little doubt he witnessed quite a bit of history dating back to the 1950s. I sure would have liked to have picked his brain a bit for some of his memories. On behalf of everyone at GWH, the Rogers family has our most sincere condolences. (Rich Tate)

Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ band, the Luchagors, will be playing at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, GA, on February 1. Check your local directories or the band’s site for more info. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Giant Gonzales, who turns 42 today.

The original Dutch Mantell died on this day in 1941, when cancer claimed him at 59.

Giant Baba also succumbed to cancer nine years ago today. He was 61.


1933: Jack Zarnas defeated Ralph DeLeon two falls to one in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber. Jim Clinstock was scheduled to wrestle Whitey Hewitt, but Clinstock failed to appear, prompting Atlanta City Boxing Commission Chairman John A. White to suspend Clinstock indefinitely. As a result, Weber asked that anyone bringing a ticket stub from this card would be admitted into the card on February 7, 1933. Of course, this is pro wrestling. Stay tuned.

1945: George Romanoff defeated Mr. X (Mike Chacoma) by disqualification in the main event at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for promoters Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White.

1950: Red Dugan defeated Maurice Roberre in the main event in Dalton for promoter Fred Ward. Ward was not yet affiliated with Georgia Championship Wrestling. Nell Stewart & Cora Combs defeated Mae Young & Eva Lee in the semi-main event. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

1958: The Southern Heavyweight Champion Mighty Yankee (Roger Mackay) and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Also, Ray Gunkel defeated Mike Paidousis in the semi-main event.

1961: Skull Murphy and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Bill Dromo & Derrell Cochran defeated Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe in the semi-main event.

1962: The Southern Tag Team Champion Assassins and Rito & Tito Carreon wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Also, Jerry Miller defeated the Masked Marvel. During the match, Miller removed the Marvel’s mask to identify him as Jack Vansky.

1964: Fritz Von Erich defeated the Mighty Hercules (Bobby Graham) in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Don McIntyre. Lorenzo Parente defeated Taro Myaki in the semi-main event. Also, Joe Scarpa, Tim Geohagen & Chief Little Eagle defeated Stan Stasiak, Red Steiner & Corsica Joe. It was announced that Bob Ellis, Red Roberts, and Lou Thesz would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

1967: Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Butcher Vachon & Gorilla Marconi in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1969: A main event match featuring Ray Gunkel, Buddy Fuller & El Mongol versus the Professional & the Assassins was ruled a no contest at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. It was reported that the NWA was investigating claims that the Pro had used a foreign object inside his mask against Mongol on January 24, 1969.

1970: Georgia Television Champion Nick Bockwinkel and Joe Scarpa wrestled to a draw at the WQXI Studios in Atlanta for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was reported that the Assassins had purchased the contract of Paul DeMarco from Homer O’Dell, and were willing to allow DeMarco out of the contract and become a free agent if he agreed to pay them a fee to do so.

1973: Bob Armstrong defeated Hiro Matsuda to win the Columbus Heavyweight Title at the Columbus Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Koa Tiki defeated Norvel Austin, managed by Jack Crawford, by disqualification in the semi-main event. Austin took exception to Crawford interfering in the match, and they almost came to blows. Also, Sputnik & Rocket Monroe defeated Pantera Negra & Mr. Wrestling #2.

1975: Bill Watts defeated Abdullah the Butcher in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Also, Buddy Colt, managed by Bearcat Wright, defeated Lou Thesz, substituting for Mr. Wrestling #2, in the semi-main event.

1977: Terry Funk defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Dick Slater & Harley Race to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title in the semi-main event. Also, Black (Tony) Atlas defeated the French Angel (Frank Morrell), managed by J.J. Dillon, by disqualification, and Gene Anderson defeated Bob Backlund.

1978: Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet defeated Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title at the Warner Robins Civic Center for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Abdullah the Butcher defeated Georgia Television Champion Bob Armstrong by disqualification in a title match.

1980: We do not have results for this match, but Mr. Wrestling #2 & Andre the Giant were scheduled to wrestle Killer Khan & the Masked Superstar, managed by the Great Mephisto, in the main event at the Rome Memorial Gymnasium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben.

1981: Bobby Eaton defeated Steve O to win the National Television Title at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

1981: Steve Keirn defeated Kevin Sullivan in a main event Boston street fight match at the Chattanooga (TN) Memorial Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated the Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) in the semi-main event. Also, Dick Slater defeated the National Heavyweight Champion Mongolian Stomper, managed by Don Carson, by disqualification in a title match.

WWE World Champion John Layfield And Baywood Launch Mamajuana Energy

Courtesy of Baywood International, Inc.:

Joint Venture between Baywood International, Inc. and Layfield, Inc. Produces Virility Energy Shot

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(January 31, 2008)--Baywood International, Inc. (OTCBB:BAYW) announced today that, through Layfield Energy, it is launching MamaJuana Energy, a new virility energy drink for men. The product is inspired by mamajuana, the Caribbean cocktail with a mythical history spanning 400 years. The legendary elixir has been used for everything from common colds to infertility - and is known especially for being a natural aphrodisiac. But MamaJuana Energy’s debut in America required intense research since the exact amount of the right ingredients needed to be blended to achieve the effect of the legendary recipe in order to be produced on a mass scale. The result comes as a 2 oz. shot that can be taken straight from the bottle or mixed with a favorite beverage.

“I believed there was an opportunity to recreate mamajuana as an all-natural, new age beverage that would taste good and add fun and excitement to people’s lives,” said Layfield, CEO of Layfield Energy, Inc. “With the launch of MamaJuana Energy, we’re taking energy drinks to a new level.”

“The development of Mamajuana Energy from concept to completion has been one of the most exciting projects I have been involved in,” said Neil Reithinger, President & C.E.O. of Baywood and director of Layfield Energy. “The product is effective, uniquely packaged, tastes great and brings a whole new perspective to the energy drink market. Working with John and the team at Layfield Energy has been just terrific.”

MamaJuana Energy’s proprietary formula contains a blend of herbal ingredients that improve virility and increase energy. The non-alcoholic “shot” has a mixed-berry flavor and can be consumed straight or as a mixer. The product is available in 12-Pack cases online at www.mamajuanaenergy.com.

About John Layfield:

John “Bradshaw” Layfield (“JBL”) wrestled from 1995 to 2006 with World Wrestling Entertainment for 11 years, becoming the longest reigning champion in “Smackdown” television history. He now appears regularly on Fox Business as a guest Financial Analyst and political commentator. He has sponsored charity events for Make-A-Wish Foundation and The American Freedom Festival, raising monies for U.S. Soldiers. He wrote a personal financial planning book “Have More Money Now” and subsequently has appeared on every major network as a financial and political commentator. He has been to the Middle East seven times to visit the soldiers on behalf of the WWE, AFE and USO. Mr. Layfield joined Northeast Securities, Inc. in 2006 as Senior Vice President focused on new business development and he has significant experience and broad contacts in media and entertainment as well as knowledge in alternative energy.

About Layfield Energy:

Layfield Energy, Inc. is a targeted nutraceutical company offering MamaJuana Energy, a new energy drink for men, and T-Shot Energy, the first energy drink formulated specifically for golfers. MamaJuana Energy is available online at www.MamajuanaEnergy.com and soon at retailers everywhere. T-Shot Energy will be available in pro shops nationwide, with partners and information at www.TShotEnergy.com. Layfield Energy is based in Scottsdale, AZ and is a joint venture of Layfield, Inc. and Baywood International, Inc.

About Baywood:

Baywood International, Inc. (OTCBB:BAYW) is a nutraceutical company specializing in the development, marketing and distribution of its own proprietary brands under the names Baywood PURECHOICE®, Baywood SOLUTIONS® and Complete La Femme®. The Company’s products are distributed through independent and chain health food stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other direct-to-consumer channels both internationally and domestically. Baywood’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Nutritional Specialties, Inc./dba LifeTime® or LifeTime® Vitamins (“LifeTime”), is a nutraceutical company that was established in 1988 and specializes in the development, marketing and distribution of its own brands under the LifeTime® name. LifeTime’s brands currently consist of approximately 370 products that are sold directly to independent and chain health food stores, pharmacies, natural food stores, and other direct-to-consumer channels across the United States. In addition, LifeTime’s products are sold internationally through distributors in Canada, Croatia, Turkey, England, Dubai, Holland, Sweden, Portugal and certain parts of Asia. For more information, call (888) 350-0799, or for more information, visit www.bywd.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, made in reliance upon Section 21D of the Exchange Act of 1934, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results, performance, or expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. The Company’s expectations, among other things, are dependent upon general economic conditions, continued demand for its products, the availability of raw materials, retention of its key management and operating personnel, its ability to integrate the business of Lifetime, need for and availability of additional capital as well as other uncontrollable or unknown factors which are more fully disclosed in the Company's Form 10-KSBs and 10-QSBs on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Baywood International, Inc.
Neil Reithinger, President & C.E.O.
480-951-3956 x120

Intelligent Sports, Inc. Signs Letter Of Intent With NO LIMITS Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness To Open First Youth Fitness Center

Courtesy of Intelligent Sports, Inc.:

UPLAND, CA--(January 31, 2008) - Intelligent Sports, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IGTP) is pleased to announce that the Company and NO LIMITS Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness have signed a Letter of Intent to utilize the NO LIMITS Training Center in Irvine, CA, as the pilot location for Intelligent Sports' Youth Fitness Centers (YFC).

The agreement will enable Intelligent Sports to include traditional circuit training fitness equipment designed for youths ages six to 14. The Company is also in the process of developing several interconnected upright and recumbent bikes that will be compatible with popular video games that will allow kids to race against each other on a projected screen.

Intelligent Sports' YFC provides membership-based, multi-purpose youth fitness facilities with a diverse range of personalized programs for kids who want to learn how to become healthy and fit. These programs include special fitness, aerobic, flexibility, speed, agility, sports, and academic training. YFC facilities will also educate its members and their families about the importance of nutrition.

"We are excited to open up the first Youth Fitness Center and are on track to fulfill our planned youth fitness expansion in 2008. We expect to cross promote our programs and draw attention to our philosophy of youth fitness. Our members will also benefit from the mixed martial arts programs that NO LIMITS offers," stated Thomas Hobson, CEO of Intelligent Sports, Inc.

About NO LIMITS Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness:

NO LIMITS (www.nolimitsmma.com) has a full service Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training Center located in Irvine, California. Its spacious training areas are designed to accommodate every interactive and competitive sport. The company hosts MMA events, Grappling/Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling Tournaments. Each gym is fully equipped with weight training and cardio equipment, Resilite mats, and light and heavy boxing bags. It also has a large open room for core strength training.

About Intelligent Sports, Inc.:

Intelligent Sports provides youth and family fitness equipment and programs to allow kids to grow athletically and intellectually and to fight childhood obesity. Intelligent Sports markets and distributes fitness equipment for the home through in-store, e-commerce and special event channels. Intelligent Sports plans to launch and expand this business model to targeted communities throughout North America.

Safe Harbor Act: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Intelligent Sports, Inc.
Investor Relations

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Martha Weaver West, Anoka, Appointed By Pawlenty To Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

Courtesy of the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission:

Saint Paul – Gov. Tim Pawlenty today (Wednesday, Jan. 30) announced the appointment of Darrell Thompson and Martha Weaver West and the reappointment of Kenneth Resnick to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC).

All three are reappointed to three-year terms that expire on Jan. 3, 2011.

Resnick, of Edina, has over 19 years of broadcasting experience in a variety of areas, including host and play-by-play announcer of TNN’s Roller Jam, host of ESPN’s Bryant Gumbel Celebrity Golf Tournament, national host and announcer of American Gladiators Live Tour, and an announcer for the World Wrestling Federation. He also has a background in public relations and management as the managing coordinator of the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association, and director of public relations and marketing for the Calgary Cowboys Hockey Club and the New Minnesota Fighting Saints Hockey Team. Resnick has been very active in the Twin Cities community as well, serving as chair of the Leukemia Society of Minnesota’s “Breakfast of Champions” and on the Minnesota Special Olympics Board of Directors. Resnick has been a member of the Amateur Sports Commission since 1996.

Thompson, of Plymouth, is the executive director of Bolder Options, a mentoring program for at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. He has 18 years of programming experience with inner city youth. Thompson is also a Minnesota Golden Gopher’s football analyst for WCCO Radio. He was a first-round draft pick for the Green Bay Packers and was a standout football player at the University of Minnesota, where he was named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year, and still holds many Gopher records. He serves on the boards of directors of Hands on Twin Cities, Minnesota NFL Alumni, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, and a number of University of Minnesota organizations, including the “M” Club, Diversity Task Force, Athletic Advisory, and the athletic department’s Diversity Strategic Planning Committee. Thompson replaces Linda Goodno on the Amateur Sports Commission.

West, of Anoka, is the Anoka County public information manager, a position she has held since 2007. Previously, she was the primary weeknight news anchor from 1995 to 2007 for WRTV television, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. While in Indiana, West served as an advisor to the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, volunteered for a program that enabled children with disabilities to receive therapy on horseback, and a program where future therapy and service dogs are trained by juvenile and adult prison inmates. West was also a news anchor and reporter for WEYI television, the NBC affiliate in Flint, Michigan from 1994 to 1995, and a communications assistant for former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson from 1990 to 1994. West earned her bachelor of arts degree in speech from St. Olaf College in Northfield. West replaces Kristen Jacobs on the Amateur Sports Commission.

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission supports the National Sports Center in Blaine, the amateur sports associations in the state and creates tourism through promoting amateur sports events, including the Star of the North State Games.

The commission consists of 16 members, including 10 appointed by the governor.

MFC Joins Forces With HDNet

Courtesy of the Maximum Fighting Championship:

Mark Pavelich and Mark Cuban team up in broadcast partnership

For Immediate Release

EDMONTON, AB – The Maximum Fighting Championship is thrilled to announce the biggest news in the history of the company. Owner/President Mark Pavelich has agreed to a new broadcast partnership with HDNet television network and its owner, American celebrity billionaire Mark Cuban.

The broadcast partnership calls for the live airing of three MFC shows at the River Cree Resort and Casino during 2008. The partnership’s first broadcast will be of MFC 15: Rags to Riches on Friday, February 22.

Mr. Cuban is also expected to be in attendance for at least one of the shows during the agreement.

“Going into 2008, the MFC was determined to find a strong television arrangement to showcase our product,” explained Pavelich. “We were in contact with a number of networks, but the relationship we were able to create with HDNet was exceptional and a perfect fit.

“The MFC has long been one of the best live shows anywhere with an energetic and entertaining atmosphere bolstered by the most loyal fans in mixed martial arts. Now with our partnership with HDNet, more fans can realize that experience.

“We will continue to showcase the best young talent – fighters like Ryan Ford, Ryan Heck, Mike Maestas, and Ryan Jimmo – while adding in seasoned professionals like Roger Hollett, Scott Junk, and Pete Spratt. MFC fans have come to expect excitement and we promise to keep delivering to them and our new fans through HDNet.”

The MFC provides HDNet with strong content from an organization that is already well-regarded for its live atmosphere.

“We’re excited to head to Canada and team with the MFC,” said Mark Cuban, President and Co-founder of HDNet. “Bringing this live MMA action to our fans is a great way for us to reward all of our viewers north of the border.

“This partnership with the MFC helps to expand HDNet Fights outside the U.S. and to bring new fighters into the fold,” added Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights.

The agreement also puts the spotlight on the River Cree Resort and Casino, a first-class gaming and entertainment venue, and the exclusive home of the Maximum Fighting Championship.

“The River Cree Resort and Casino and the MFC are dynamic organizations and it is very appropriate that we are joined by HDNet and Mark Cuban – one of the most dynamic personalities in business and sports,” said Michael Heeb, Vice-President and General Manager of River Cree Resort and Casino.

HDNet Fast Facts:

Launched in September 2001 by co-founders Mark Cuban and Philip Garvin

The first national TV network broadcasting all of its programming in 1080i HD

Produces and televises more hours of HDTV sports, news and entertainment programming each week than any other network

Programming includes: HDNet World Report, Dan Rather Reports, Geek to Freak with Dennis Rodman, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR Nextel Cup, HDNet Fights

HDNet is available in Canada on Shaw Cable, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice

Mark Cuban Fast Facts:

Born in Pittsburgh; attended University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University

Crated MicroSolutions and sold it in 1990 to Compuserve for $6 million US

In 1995, created Audionet which became Broadcast.com in 1998. Sold it to Yahoo! for $5.9 billion US in stock

Ranked No. 407 on Forbes “World’s Richest People” with a net worth of $2.3 billion US

Credited with Guinness World Record for largest single e-commerce purchase – a Gulfstream V jet for $40 million US

Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks

Co-founder and owner of HDNet and HDNet Fights

Owner of IceRocket; owner Magnolia Pictures; partner in RedSwoosh

Founder of the Fallen Patriot Fund

Contestant on Dancing with the Stars – Season 5

Just a few tickets remain for MFC 15: Rags to Riches to be held Friday, February 22 at the River Cree Resort and Casino. Don’t miss out as the MFC’s last seven shows have all sold out. Call the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024 or contact Ticketmaster at (780) 451-8000, ticketmaster.ca or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

World Championship Fighting Announces The Filming Of The "Tapout" Reality Show At The February 8 Event

Courtesy of World Championship Fighting:

The Tapout Crew will be filming another episode of their self-titled reality show on the Versus network at the World Championship Fighting (WCF) event in Wilmington, Mass., on Feb. 8 where Brockton-native Dan Lauzon will be the featured fighter for the episode which documents the Tapout Crew's quest to search for the best up and coming Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the Country.

As a testament to the phenomenal growth of Mixed Martial Arts, The Tapout Crew went from selling t-shirts out of a trunk in the parking lot at mixed martial arts (MMA) shows in California 10 years ago to building their company into the largest apparel brand in the sport. The Tapout Company now grosses millions of dollars per year, has their own magazine publication, their own television reality show and sponsors many of the top fighters in the world including those in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Their reality show follows their efforts - and antics - as they chose the latest fighter to sponsor. Members of the Tapout crew were recently featured on a recent CNBC documentary focusing on the MMA industry. The Feb. 8 WCF event takes place just 13 miles north of Boston off of I-93.

In addition to a great night of fights, the WCF event features an autograph signing session for fans as well as a special guest appearance by UFC President Dana White. Ticket holders for the night's action will have access to a special autograph session including the following UFC and Pride Fighting veterans including: Marcus "the Irish Hand Grenade" Davis, Kenny "KenFlo" Florian, and Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera, Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Tamden "The Barn Cat" McCrory and Murilo "Ninja" Rua.

Catch the action live Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.

Featured fights include:

Dan Lauzon vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Nuri Shakir vs. Travis Lerchen
Dan Bonnell vs. Mark Giove
Luke Czekalski vs. Larry Kerrigan
Kenny Stone vs. Leonardo Rodrigues
Reid Homer vs. Ryan Hackney
Jon Bermudez vs. Aaron Chidester
Justin Homsey vs. John Franchi
Jamie Campbell vs. Robbie Roberts
Jesse Peterson vs. Leigh MacNeil
John Benoit vs. Justin Hammerstrom
Jonathan Sola vs. Greg Croteau

*Fight card subject to change.*

Visit WCFighting.com for more.

WHERE: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887

WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2008.

Special Guests expected in Attendance: UFC President: Dana White, UFC Fighters: Marcus "The Irish Handgrenade" Davis; Kenny "KenFlo" Florian; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera; Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis; Tamden "The Barn Cat" McCrory; Pride Fighting Veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua; Muay Thai Coach Mark DellaGrotte "The Ultimate Fighter 4"; Boxing Coach Peter Welsh "The Ultimate Fighter 2."

Ticket Prices: $40, $45, $65, $100, $250

Funking Conservatory Press Release - Great Muta Headlines Dory Funk "Sayonara Tour" - Korakuen Hall Card Set

Courtesy of Dory Funk Jr.:

Dory Funk, Jr. "Sayonara Tour"

2/17 (Sun) 12:00 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo AJPW, 2/17/08
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Manabu Soya vs. TAKEMURA
2. CJ Otis & Hajime Suruga vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
3. Seiya Sanada & T28 vs. Hiroshi Yamato & KAI
4. Kaz Hayashi vs. Shuji Kondo
5. Dory Funk Jr., Masanobu Fuchi & Osamu Nishimura vs. Nobutaka Araya, Nobukazu Hirai & Ryuji Hijikata
6. Keiji Muto, Suwama & Joe Doering vs. TARU, ZODIAC & "brother" YASSHI
7. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Satoshi Kojima & Silver King

For more information on the Dory Funk Jr. Sayonara Tour of Japan, The next !BANG! TV Taping and training schedules at the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School, Call 352-895-4658 or visit www.dory-funk.com.

HDNet Fights Announces First Broadcast Partnership Of 2008

Courtesy of HDNet Fights:

Pete Spratt travels to Canada to take on Ryan Ford - "HDNet Fights Presents: Maximum Fighting Championship: Rags to Riches"

DALLAS (January 30, 2008) - HDNet Fights announced today that it has partnered with Maximum Fighting Championship to present a LIVE event from Canada on February 22. It will be the first of three events in 2008 between the two partners.

"We're excited to head to Canada to cover this event," said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. "Bringing this live MMA action to our fans in Canada is a great way for us to reward all of our viewers north of the border."

"This partnership with MFC helps to expand HDNet Fights outside the U.S., and to bring new fighters into the fold," said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. "We're looking forward to traveling to Canada to bring our viewers this exciting event."

Mark Pavelich, Owner and President of Maximum Fighting Championship, said the relationship formed between his organization and HDNet was exceptional and a perfect fit.

"Going into 2008, the MFC was determined to find a strong television arrangement to showcase our product," he said.

"The MFC has long been one of the best live shows anywhere with an energetic and entertaining atmosphere bolstered by the most loyal fans in mixed martial arts. Now with our partnership with HDNet Fights, more fans can realize that experience."

Spratt, known for his vicious knockouts - enters the contest after two consecutive wins. The most recent was a TKO of Tristan Yunker at "HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon", and prior to that was a KO of TJ Waldburger at "HDNet Fights: Initiation Night"

"I fully expect to rip him a new one," Spratt said. "I want to finish his career before it starts."

The UFC veteran said he's been training hard for this event - and since Ford is new to MMA, he doesn't have an established style so, Spratt doesn't know what to expect. In addition, returning to Canada doesn't bring pleasant memories for Spratt. On previous trips, he's been bogged down with paperwork, and experienced visa and border entry troubles. Not to mention, a loss to UFC Interim Welterweight Champion George St. Pierre in November 2003 in Canada.

Spratt said there is no comparison between his bout with St. Pierre and his upcoming match.

"George St. Pierre was good," he said. "Ryan Ford ain't no good."

Ford carries an unblemished record into the ring. He most recently fought at MFC 14 where he finished off Mike Sorenson via TKO in the first minute of the second round.

About HDNet Fights

HDNet Fights (www.hdnetfights.com) is one of the leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organizations in the country. Founded by Mark Cuban, HDNet Fights promotes, produces and airs over 24 live MMA events annually for broadcast on HDNet. HDNet Fights is unique as a unifying force in the MMA industry partnering with leading promoters, including M1, Sportfight, IFL, Ring of Combat and others to offer the quality match-ups and productions that MMA fans demand.

Founded in 2007, HDNet Fights is led by CEO Andrew Simon while company operations are handled by Dallas MMA legend and former UFC champion, Guy Mezger.

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the home for HDNet Fights and is the leader in offering live MMA broadcasts and the leading news and information show for MMA fans, "Inside MMA."

In addition, HDNet provides viewers with the best in original news, sports, music and entertainment programming. From "Dan Rather Reports," to championship sports coverage from the NHL, NASCAR and Major League Soccer to "Guys Night In" every Friday and the HDNet Concert Series every Sunday, HDNet offers great programming with the world's best picture quality.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager and COO Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.

About Maximum Fighting Championship

The Maximum Fighting Championship is Canada's leading promotion for the world's fastest-growing sport of mixed martial arts.

Mark Pavelich created the Maximum Fighting Championship and has breathed life into it ever since to the point of it becoming a true standout in the world of mixed martial arts promotions.

Since its inception in 2001, the MFC has been a true success story with tremendous support from the fans as they have sold out venues in Edmonton, where the MFC headquarters are located. The MFC will be bringing its flair to more fans soon with shows planned for U.S. and other destinations in Canada.

The MFC will continue to put on exciting and dynamic events in the future. The Maximum Fighting Championship is one of the leaders in mixed martial arts in North America today and will continue to bring mixed martial arts into people's homes around the world.


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


In Your Head will feature Scotty Too Hotty on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

We are proud to announce that we will be launching our own radio show within the next few weeks. This marks a return of the name Peach State Pandemonium, which was originally created for a self-published magazine we distributed between 2003 and 2005. We will have more details as we near the debut. (Rich Tate)

Alternative Pro Wrestling will hold a tournament on February 1 at the Royston Gym to determine the first North Georgia Heavyweight Champion. First round match-ups are Jeremy Vain versus Justin Dirt; Chris King versus Dustin Powers; Aaron Lee versus Chase Darkness; and Don Matthews versus Seth Delay. The semis will feature the Vain-Dirt winner against the King-Powers winner, with Lee or Darkness against Matthews or Delay, leading to the final round. Other matches include J.T. Talent and Jacob Ashworth versus Bo Newsome and Slim J. If Newsome and J win, Newsome gets a shot at Talent’s Southern States Heavyweight Title at a later date. Also, the Friday Night Franchise of Ryan Michaels and Matt Sells will be in attendance. Bell time is 8 PM. (Larry Goodman)

After a exciting weekend event at the Jewish Community Center, Florida Championship Wrestling came back to Bourbon Street Night Club, 4331 US 19N in New Port Richey for their January 29, 2008 event. WWE Superstar the Big Show, the Shane Twins and Doug Basham were in attendance. Robert Anthony defeated Mr. Yamamoto; Sheamus, “South City Thriller” Hade Vansen & “Carnival Freak” Sinn Bowdee defeated Brandon “the Greek” Groom, Tommy Taylor & “Campus Legend” Brad Allen; Jake Hager & “Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne defeated Rycklon & Bryan Kelly; “The Puerto Rican Nightmare” Eric Perez & Eddie Colon defeated Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley; In a special open challenge, 7 Ft Giant Titan (w/Mosca) defeated David Mercury; The Bella Twins (Nicole & Brianna) defeated Nattie Neidhart & Victoria Crawford; “The Natural” Nic Nemeth & Big Rob defeated Mighty Mikey & “The Rocket Surgeon” G-Rilla; and FCW Southern Heavyweight championship representative “Handsome” Heath Miller (w/champion Ted DiBiase Jr) defeated WWE Superstar Val Venis. Click here for a full report. (Alan Wojcik)

FCW will be part of the 2008 Florida State Fair on Friday February 15th. We will be holding two shows. There will be autograph signings throughout the day and WWE Superstars in attendance. Just announced WWE Hall of Fame member and FCW Legend “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and the WWE Tag Team champions John Morrison & The Miz!!! FCW returns to the Jewish Community Center on Saturday February 23rd at 8pm. Be looking for information on TV tapings to begin on Thursday February 28th in Tampa. (Alan Wojick)


Like week one, the second episode of NWA Wrestling Showcase features an interesting array of talent with match quality ranging from average to very good. Click here for a report, which originally aired last Wednesday. (Larry Goodman)

We recently posted several dates in which the Luchagors, fronted by Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas, would be playing within our coverage area. There has been a second date set for the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta on February 10. As well, the date we had advertised for Jonesboro will be changing, with a date in Sarasota, FL, replacing it on March 24. Also, they were initially advertised to be in Ocala, FL, on March 23, but will now be in Tampa, FL, on that date. The updated scheduled within our zone is as follows: 02/01 – Atlanta, GA – the Drunken Unicorn; 02/10 – Atlanta, GA – the Drunken Unicorn; 02/22 – Jasper, AL – Sherer Auditorium; 03/12 – Nashville, TN – Fuel; 03/13 – Knoxville, TN – the Longbranch; 03/17 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle; 03/19 – Atlanta, GA – the Masquerade; 03/20 – Jacksonville, FL – Fuel; 03/21 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth; 03/23 – Tampa, FL – the Orpheum; 03/24 – Sarasota, FL – Gallery Billiards Music Venue; 04/19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – the Sound Garden; 04/25 – Murfreesboro, NC – Zakk’s Coffee House; and 04/26 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall. Check your local directories or the band’s site for more info. You can also check out Dumas on Project 9-6-1 hosting PunkRockaLypse on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM. (Rich Tate)

A brain tumor caused the death of Dennis Clary on this day in 1955. He was 31.

Twenty-two years ago today, Gino Hernandez died of a cocaine overdose at the age of 29.


1934: Jim Browning defeated Dick Daviscourt in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber.

1946: Jack Wentworth defeated Jack Singer in the main event at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for promoters Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White.

1953: Mayes McLain defeated Mike Paidousis in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.

1959: Paul Anderson defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification to retain the World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Ray Gunkel defeated the Great Bolo (Al Lovelock) by disqualification in the semi-main event.

1962: Assassin #1 defeated Rito Carreon by disqualification in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Tito Carreon and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw in the semi-main event.

1963: The Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) defeated Bronko Lubich, managed by Homer O’Dell, & the Bat (Joe Tomasso) by disqualification in the main event at the Columbus Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1965: On the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral, Capral announced that Paul Jones had declared the Southern Tag Team Title vacant in light of the situation that occurred on January 29, 1965, and that a tournament would be held on February 5, 1965.

1968: The Gauchos (Juan Sebastian & Tarzan Baxter) defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1970: Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Paul DeMarco, managed by Homer O’Dell, by disqualification to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Funk then defeated O’Dell, a match he earned by topping DeMarco. DeMarco left the ring following his loss to Funk, which was caused when O’Dell interfered, angering DeMarco for ending his chance at Funk’s title, leaving O’Dell to fend for himself. Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Assassins in the semi-main event. It was reported that the match would be the final appearance of Gunkel & Fuller as a team, as they wanted to focus on singles competition. Of course, this is pro wrestling. Stay tuned. Also, Nick Bockwinkel defeated the Spoiler (Bugsy McGraw).

1973: Ray Candy defeated Goliath, managed by Ox Baker, in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for All-South Wrestling Alliance promoter Ann Gunkel. The match was billed as a “Battle of the Giants.” Rock Hunter defeated Assassin #2 in the semi-main event to retain the Georgia Brass Knucks Title. Also, Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo defeated Baker & Guillotine Gordon to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title.

1973: Eddie Graham defeated Sputnik Monroe in a main event Texas death match at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Tank Morgan & Hiro Matsuda in the semi-main event.

1976: Dusty Rhodes defeated the Spoiler (Don Jardine), managed by Gary Hart, to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher in the semi-main event, and Dick Slater defeated Les Thornton. Also, Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar.

1978: Ole Anderson, Ric Flair & Stan Hansen defeated Dusty Rhodes, Dick Slater & Tony Atlas in the main event at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Also, Raymond Rougeau and Charlie Cook wrestled to a draw in the semi-main event.

1979: Andre the Giant defeated Ole Anderson in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. The Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title in the semi-main event. Wahoo McDaniel defeated King Kong Mosca to win the Macon Heavyweight Title. Also, Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Luke Graham, and Ted & Jerry Oates and Pierre Lefebvre & the Grappler (Len Denton) wrestled to a draw in the opener.

1982: The Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer defeated Leroy Brown & Big Red by disqualification to retain the National Tag Team Title at the Chattanooga (TN) Memorial Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Tommy Rich defeated Ron Bass to retain the National Heavyweight Title in the semi-main event. Also, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Les Thornton defeated Brad Armstrong by disqualification in a title match. Bob Armstrong & Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan & the French Angel (Frank Morrell), substituting for Buzz Sawyer. Ricky Harris (Black Bart) defeated El Gran Apollo in the opener.

1983: Stan Hansen, Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff defeated Ole Anderson, Ivan Koloff & Buzz Sawyer in the main event at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, OH, for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. Bruiser Brody defeated Tito Santana in the semi-main event, and Butch Reed defeated the Super Destroyer. Also, Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik by disqualification, and Paul Ellering defeated Brad Armstrong in the opener.

1991: WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and Scott Steiner wrestled to a draw in a main event for the Clash of Champions event at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville for World Championship Wrestling. Missy Hyatt beat Paul E. Dangerously (Heyman) in an arm wrestling contest, with Rhubarb Jones announcing the event. Also, Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Lee Parker, and Barry Windham & Arn Anderson defeated the Renegade Warriors (Chris & Mark Youngblood). In addition, Ranger Ross defeated El Cubano, while Terry Taylor defeated Ricky Morton. In other matches, Sid Vicious defeated Joey Maggs, and the Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) defeated Tommy Rich & Allen Iron Eagle. Tom Zenk defeated Bobby Eaton to retain the WCW Television Title. Lex Luger & Sting defeated Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) by disqualification in the opener. It was reported that 2,200 were in attendance for this card that was shown live on WTBS.

FCW 1/29/08 Results: Lewington Aides Miller In Victory??

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik:

(1) Robert Anthony defeated Mr. Yamamoto.

(2) Sheamus, “South City Thriller” Hade Vansen & “Carnival Freak” Sinn Bowdee defeated Brandon “the Greek” Groom, Tommy Taylor & “Campus Legend” Brad Allen.

(3) Jake Hager & “Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne defeated Rycklon & Bryan Kelly.

(4) “The Puerto Rican Nightmare” Eric Perez & Eddie Colon defeated Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley.

(5) In a special open challenge, 7 Ft Giant Titan (w/Mosca) defeated David Mercury.

(6) The Bella Twins (Nicole & Brianna) defeated Nattie Neidhart & Victoria Crawford.

(7) “The Natural” Nic Nemeth & Big Rob defeated Mighty Mikey & “The Rocket Surgeon” G-Rilla.

(8) FCW Southern Heavyweight championship representative “Handsome” Heath Miller (w/champion Ted DiBiase Jr) defeated WWE Superstar Val Venis

After a exciting weekend event at the Jewish Community Center, Florida Championship Wrestling came back to Bourbon Street Night Club, 4331 US 19N in New Port Richey for their January 29, 2008 event. WWE Superstar the Big Show, the Shane Twins and Doug Basham were in attendance.

(1) Robert Anthony defeated Mr. Yamamoto.

Both men started out fast but it was Anthony who hit a huricurana sending Yamamoto to the floor and his katana sword. The referee convinced him to put it away and re-enter the ring. When he did re-enter, Yamamoto went to his martial arts background to wear out Anthony. He went for the sword a second time and the referee took it away. So Yamamoto used his wrist tape to choke Anthony out and lock in a mid-ring sleeper hold. But Anthony got to the ropes but Yamamoto didn’t break clean and Anthony fought back with punches to the face. But Yamamoto hit a judo throat thrust to send Anthony to the mat gasping for air. Yamamoto went for the submission via what looked like the Octopus. Anthony refused to submit so Yamamoto let the hold go as #1 contender “The Puerto Rican Nightmare” Eric Perez & Eddie Colon looked on from ringside. Anthony got on the attack with a top rope bodyblock for two and a sunset flip also for two. Anthony won via a clothesline into a rolling pin. But his evening went sour when Yamamoto-san spewed the dreaded green mist into his eyes.

(2) Sheamus, “South City Thriller” Hade Vansen & “Carnival Freak” Sinn Bowdee defeated Brandon “the Greek” Groom, Tommy Taylor & “Campus Legend” Brad Allen.

There were several different combative styles in this match. We saw chain wrestling between Vansen and Groom, some high flying action when Taylor was in the ring and straight out power with Sheamus and Bowdee. Allen stood on the apron and flirted with the ladies as his partners did most of the ring work. When he did enter the ring, Allen was more focused on schooling his partners then competing. At one point Allen went to leave and Groom tossed him back to face Vansen who attacked with martial arts holds. Taylor reluctantly tagged in when Allen came to the corner, walking into a storm of action on the other side of the ring. With Allen not interested in the match, Groom tried all he could to help Taylor. Sometimes hurting instead of helping. When Groom got tagged in he took the fight to all three men. Just when it looked like Groom had the victory; Sheamus scooped him up for a power bomb. Taylor could have saved his partner but Allen held his feet from the ring floor.

(3) Jake Hager & “Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne defeated Rycklon & Bryan Kelly.

Osborne and Rycklon began the match but it was Rycklon and Kelly who controlled the tempo of the match. That was until Hager tagged in and he used his size to toss Kelly from one corner to the other. But Hager dropped too early on an attempted backdrop and Kelly kicked him in the face. Rycklon tagged back in and went into a power attack. Hager got schooled when Rycklon got on top for a front facelock but Hager backed him to the corner and tagged in Osborne who laid in several kicks. Kelly came into stop it but the referee stopped him, so Hager & Osborne resorted to double teaming. They did their best to keep Rycklon off his feet so he couldn’t use his strength. But it wasn’t enough as Rycklon tagged in Kelly after Rycklon countered Osborne’s suplex with one of his own. All four men fought in and around the ring but it was Hager who hit Kelly with a tilt-a-whirl slam to get the pin.

Before the biggest match of his career, “Handsome” Heath Miller and Ted DiBiase Jr. hosted the Happy Hour. The special guest on this evening was Christopher Gray. But before Gray came out DiBiase told Miller how proud he was of Miller for defending the championship with style and class. When Gray did grace us with his presence, he corrected Miller who forgot to call him “the Superstar.” Gray took some time to insult the fans and the pub FCW held its events in. As he was running down his ring credentials, he was cut off by fellow Brit Steve Lewington who said he was pissed off about the way things ended Saturday night when he was screwed over by DiBiase’s interference. Lewington demanded a rematch since he was still the number one contender. When Gray stepped into the exchange, Lewington slammed him to the mat, leaving Lewington alone with Miller. But when it looked like they were going to fight, Miller said he was going to get ready for Val Venis.

(4) “The Puerto Rican Nightmare” Eric Perez & Eddie Colon defeated Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley.

With help from Colon, Perez won the FCW Royal Rumble on Saturday earning him a Southern Heavyweight championship match on February 15th. Curtis and Kiley didn’t seem too happy about that and took their aggression on Colon in the opening minutes. Perez finally tagged in and went on a power attack, working over Curtis in a corner but Curtis avoided a Stinger Splash and went to work on Perez’s left arm. Kiley tagged in but ended up on the wrong side of the ring, hit with chest chops and punches. Kiley fought back but took his focus off Colon, going after Perez. When he realized where Colon was, Kiley was hit with a Hot Shot. Perez tagged back in and hit Kiley with several power moves and a legdrop that got two. But Colon’s middle rope headbutt missed the mark and Kiley tagged in Curtis who took on both opponents. As this went on Mr. Yamamoto snuck out to ringside and sprayed Kiley with the green mist. As the referee told Yamamoto-san to leave ringside, Colon & Perez hit Curtis with a double team move getting them the pinfall.

(5) In a special open challenge, 7 Ft Giant Titan (w/Mosca) defeated David Mercury.

This was a rematch from last week where Mercury was chokeslammed to defeat. This week Mercury thanked FCW for allowing him the chance to go with Titan once more. Titan and Mosca came to the ring as fans chanted for the Big Show. Mosca said he was confused why Mercury was asking for this match, saying he was missing a few screws. Titan went right to work with a boot to Mercury’s face and followed with a ring shaking power bomb that ended Mercury’s evening.

(6) The Bella Twins (Nicole & Brianna) defeated Nattie Neidhart & Victoria Crawford.

Things between these four FCW Divas escalated Saturday during the Happy Hour when a brawl broke out. FCW Commissioner Steve Keirn decided to let them settle things in the ring. Neidhart and Brianna started the match with Neidhart trying to bully Brianna but she got slapped across the face. Both ladies tagged out and Nicole hit Crawford with a cross bodyblock for two. But Brianna got the referee’s attention when she questioned something and it allowed Neidhart and Crawford to double team Nicole. Neidhart went to work using the ropes to choke Nicole out while Crawford tagged in for a full nelson. But Nicole fought out and tagged in Brianna who attacked both her opponents. Neidhart got knocked to the floor and when Brianna came to the ropes she tripped her. But their double team move backfired and Neidhart got knocked into the sound booth as Crawford was rolled for pin. Afterwards Neidhart and Crawford had a heated verbal exchange and left separately.

(7) “The Natural” Nic Nemeth & Big Rob defeated Mighty Mikey & “The Rocket Surgeon” G-Rilla.

Nemeth and Mikey have been warring for weeks and Mikey and his partner have come out on top each time. So this week Mikey got G-Rilla as his partner. Like their previous encounters Mikey did his talking with wrestling while you had to offer Nemeth millions of dollars to get him to shut his trap. Nemeth decided to have an amateur contest with Mikey, claiming he was ahead on points for several minutes. Mikey caught up on points by hitting Nemeth with several armdrags making the score 10-4 in the eyes of the fans. Mikey decided to let G-Rilla get some of Nemeth and Nemeth ended up on his back after a shoulder tackle. G-Rilla hit an inverted atomic drop and tagged Mikey back in but Mikey went after Big Rob and Nemeth attacked from behind. Nemeth tagged in Big Rob who picked Mikey up for a chokeslam but Nemeth tagged back in to finish the job. Mikey fought out of a chinlock but Big Rob called for the referee and Nemeth used Mikey’s mask to toss him to the canvas. Nemeth came off the middle rope but met Mikey’s boot instead of his chest. Mikey went to tag out but Nemeth stopped him and took Mikey back down into the chinlock. Mikey got to his feet again and this time Nemeth slammed Mikey down before going up once more. This time Nemeth saw the boot and landed in the ring, but missed his in-ring elbow drop. This allowed G-Rilla to tag in and hit Nemeth with a corner splash. But Big Rob grabbed him and hit a Hot Shot which allowed Nemeth to hit a spinning neckbreaker to get the victory.

(8) FCW Southern Heavyweight championship representative “Handsome” Heath Miller (w/champion Ted DiBiase Jr) defeated WWE Superstar Val Venis

This championship match came about after Venis was a guest on the Happy Hour on Saturday. He stuck around to see the controversial ending to Miller’s match and got FCW Commissioner Keirn to sign off on the bout. If Miller was intimidated by the former European and Intercontinental champion he didn’t show it in the opening moments despite Venis in control after some shoulder blocks and armdrags. Miller slid to the floor to rethink his plan of attack with DiBiase who stood at ringside on his crutches. When Miller came back in he got a kick to the gut but Venis grabbed hold and hit several kneelifts to the gut followed by a Russian legsweep for two. Miller floated over on a corner move and dropped down, hitting Venis with a chop block to the knees. Miller drew a bullseye on Venis’ left knee with a spinning toe hold. Venis fought out and went for a suplex but his knee buckled and Miller went back to the leg hold. Miller dragged Venis to the ring apron and dropped the injured knee on it and then dragged it under the ropes pulling for all it was worth. Miller switched and went for a standing ankle twist but Venis blocked the Figure Four, kicking Miller face first into the corner. Venis fought back with a series of punches to the jaw and a backdrop followed by a sideslam for two. Venis went to pick up Miller but got double legged and Miller had the pin but the referee saw both feet on the rope and called for the break. Venis nearly head the title after hitting a sitout power bomb but got two. Miller picked up Venis and went to a corner but ran into the referee. With the referee out of it, Venis hit a Perfect Plex but didn’t get the pin. As Venis went to revive the referee Miller hit him with one of DiBiase’s crutches. Steve Lewington came to ringside to stop the cheating as a second referee came out to keep the match going. Venis went for an ankle lock submission, DiBiase got in the ring to hit Venis with his other crutch. When the referee went to stop DiBiase, he missed Miller tapping out to the hold. But when it looked like Miller was going down to Venis, Miller was slid brass knuckles by Lewington, which Miller used to nail Venis in the jaw with to get another controversial victory.

Remember each Tuesday night you can see FCW live at Bourbon Street Night Club.

Coming to the 2008 Florida State Fair, well you better on Friday February 15th to see FCW live at 6 & 8PM in the Entertainment Hall. Be there early because before and after the events you can meet the wrestlers for photos and autographs. WWE Hall of Fame member “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes plus WWE tag team champions John Morrison & The Miz are going to be in attendance, more names will be announced later.

FCW will return to the Jewish Community Center on Saturday February 23rd with an 8pm belltime.

Be looking for information on our TV tapings to begin on Thursday February 28th in Tampa.

For more information on the FCW Superstars log onto www.fcwwrestling.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Florida Championship Wrestling is in New Port Richey, FL, tonight at the Bourbon Street Night Club, located at 4331 US Highway 19. 8:30 bell time, with $7 cover and $1 drafts. Matches signed: FCW southern Heavyweight champion Heath Miller w/Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. WWE Superstar Val Venis and Diva Tag Match: Victoria Crawford and Nattie Neidhart vs. The Bella Twins. (Alan Wojcik)

Georgia Wrestling Promotions ran their second show at the Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock, Georgia Sunday night: Jess Wade & D.L. Norris beat Justin Dirt & Dustin Powers in around 15 minutes; Big Head Hanson beat Locomotive (with Ace Heffner) in one minute flat; Slim J beat Kid Ego in 5:05; Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey & Lexi Pillman) & Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton) beat Regular Guys (Bobby Hill & Tyler Smith) & Chris Lightning & Jeff Jameson in 12:33; Jamar Acid beat Texas Ranger in 4:52; Gangrel & Bill Dundee beat Masked Superstar & Jay Clinton (with Aaron Voight) in 6:32; David Young beat Cru Jones in 16-17 minutes; Hellbillies (Jessco Blue & Timbo Bryant) beat Devil’s Rejects (Iceberg & Shaun Tempers with Wilson) in 13:47; and Ron Killings beat Manny Fernandez in 10:35. Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling results from Carrollton, GA, on January 27 at the VFW Fairgrounds: Frankie Valentine versus Kyle Matthews ruled a no contest; the Nightmare versus the Super Destroyer ruled a no contest; Austin Creed & Adrian Hawkins over K.I. Elite; Tommy Rich & Kidd Body Drop over Chick Donovan & Kidd Enigma; Ricky Morton & Brad Armstrong over Will Owens & Sal Rinauro; and Bulldog Raines over Bull Buchanan. It was reported that 600 were in attendance for this card, and Jeff McGowan and Johnny Boom were credited as being referees. It was also reported that Doug Stone, who had kicked off the event with a two-hour concert, did some commentary for the matches. Stone also signed many autographs for fans. Brittany Leigh, a local singer, opened the show, and was said to be a hit as well. (Rich Tate)

Here are the results from the January 26 Ultimate Christian Wrestling event in LaGrange, GA, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church with a reported attendance of 467: Justin Dirt won the UCW Heavyweight Championship (in the first fall) and Dustin Powers retained the UCW Heavyweight Championship (in the second Fall) of a 3 way elimination match with Rob Adonis (first fall determined the National Champion - Second Fall determined the Heavyweight Champion) (13:32); Billy Jack beat Brian Lawler in 15:05; Kyle Matthews defeated Alex Phoenix in 11:20; Sal Rinauro beat Austin Creed in a 30 minute Ironman Match; and Chris Rippey & Justin Brown beat Colt Derringer & the Destroyer (w/ Bruce Biggins) in 12:53. (Larry Goodman)


Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Rob Feinstein, Kacee Carlisle, and Shatter on its show tonight at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Wrestling Weekly, hosted by Doc Young and Les Thatcher, will feature Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

In Your Head will feature Scotty Too Hotty on its show on January 30 at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Slim J made his MMA debut in Gainesville, GA, on Saturday night at the Extreme Fight Night VI show. J tapped out in the third round to an armbar against an opponent with 12 years of experience. It was said to be easily the best match of the night. (Larry Goodman)

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens NWA Notes update. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Hardcore Holly, who turns 45 today.

On this day in 1944, Jim Clinstock was murdered by strangulation at the hands of Dr. Henry Parker in a Charlotte, NC, dental office, allegedly in self defense. He was 38.

Emory Hale died two years ago today due to kidney failure at the age of 36.


1934: The Masked Marvel (Ted Radcliffe) defeated Chief Lakeside in the main event at the Fair Street Arena in Atlanta for promoter Jason Thompson.

1935: Dorv Roche defeated Whitey Hewitt by disqualification in two straight falls in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber. Also, Paul Harper defeated George Tragos in two straight falls in the semi-main event.

1936: Dutch Schultz defeated Willie Zellers in the main event at the New Coliseum in Augusta for promoter Bill Metzger.

1937: George Hagen defeated Babe Zaharias in the main event at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Frank Speer. Also, Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Milo Steinborn in the semi-main event. As reported in yesterday’s report, some sources report Mildred Burke as defeating Clara Mortensen for the Women’s World Title on January 28, 1937, in Chattanooga, TN. However, on this card, Mortensen and Burke, wrestling as Mrs. Billy White Wolfe, wrestled to a draw, with Mortensen retaining the title she was defending.

1943: Nick Elitch and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Sammy Friedman. Also, Emir Badui defeated Al Massey in the semi-main event. Tiny Kennon was credited as being a referee on this card.

1948: Al Massey, substituting for Bibber McCoy, & Tommy O’Toole defeated Al Galento & Dan O’Connor in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.

1954: We do not have results for this match, but Mildred Burke was scheduled to defend the Women’s World Title against Catherine Simpson at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.

1960: The Fabulous Moolah defeated Rita Cortez to retain the Women’s World Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Also, Freddie Blassie defeated Mr. X in the main event.

1963: The Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) defeated Bronko Lubich, managed by Homer O’Dell, & the Bat (Joe Tomasso) by disqualification in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1965: Buddy Fuller & Mario Galento defeated the Mysterious Medics to win the Southern Tag Team Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. It was reported that Galento gave Fuller $1,000 to team with him against the Medics. Following the match, for no apparent reason, Galento attacked Fuller and the Medics helped. It was reported that both Galento and Fuller were taken to the hospital due to injuries. It was announced that the Fabulous Moolah would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

1971: Buddy Colt, managed by Homer O’Dell, defeated Paul DeMarco in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. A semi-main event match between Michel Dubois (Alexis Smirnoff) & Fidel Castillo and the Assassins ruled a no contest. During the match, Assassin #1 opened up a major cut on Castillo that left blood all over the ring. It was announced there would be a tournament held for the vacant Georgia Heavyweight Title on February 5, 1971. The title had been vacant since the NWA reportedly recommended such action following an appeal filed by O’Dell and Colt after Colt seemingly lost the title to Ray Gunkel on November 27, 1970. Jack & Jim Dalton participated in an autograph session for fans.

1974: We do not have results for this match, but Assassin #2, managed by Rock Hunter, & the Super Gladiator were scheduled to defend the US Tag Team Title against Thunderbolt Patterson & Assassin #1 in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for All-South Wrestling Alliance promoter Ann Gunkel. The Georgia Heavyweight Champion Missouri Mauler, also managed by Hunter, and Mil Mascaras wrestled to a draw in a semi-main event title match. Also, Ray Candy & El Mongol defeated the Mongols (Newton ‘Geto’ Tattrie & Bill ‘Bolo’ Eadie), managed by George Cannon, to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title. A match between Wayne Cowan (Dutch Mantell) and Ted Oates was ruled a no contest. The program we have for this card now bills Gunkel as Ann Gunkel instead of the aforementioned Mrs. Ray Gunkel.

1974: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Robert Fuller in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Lou Thesz was the special referee for the match. Ron & Terry Garvin, managed by Jimmy Garvin, defeated Tim Woods & Roberto Soto in the semi-main event. Also, Bob Armstrong & Ricky Gibson defeated Bobby Duncum & Gary Hart.

1978: US Heavyweight Champion Blackjack Mulligan and Ricky Steamboat wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Savannah Civic Center for Jim Crockett Promotions promoter Aaron Newman. Tony Atlas defeated Ric Flair by disqualification in the semi-main event. Also, Ted Oates & Abe Jacobs defeated Mr. X #1 & #2.

1983: Ric Flair defeated Butch Reed by disqualification to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Ohio Center in Columbus for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer by disqualification in the semi-main event.

1985: A main event match between Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson versus Scott Irwin & Kareem Muhammad (Ray Candy) ruled a no contest in Saginaw, MI, for Championship Wrestling from Georgia promoter Ole Anderson. Tommy Rich defeated Bob Roop by disqualification in the semi-main event, and Ron Garvin defeated Ox Baker.

2005: Jason Cross defeated Sonny Siaki in a main event no disqualification match at the GCW Sports Arena in Columbus for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Jerry Oates. Also, Tracy Brooks defeated O.D.B. in the semi-main event. A.J. & Damien Steele defeated both the Southside Trash (Big Daddy & Rowdy Matiz) and Bad Company (David Young & Bull Buchanan) in two separate matches. Jimmy Rave and John Bogie wrestled to a draw in the opener.

NEP Supershooters & Screenworks Build HD Future For WWE(R) On The Air And In The Arena

Courtesy of NEP Broadcasting:

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 -- One of America's great entertainment stars just got brighter. NEP Supershooters and Screenworks have been working with World Wrestling Entertainment(R) for over a year on creating a new HD experience for fans at home and at WWE events around the country.

The NEP Systems Integration team and WWE management joined forces to custom design and build the new High Definition Remote Television Production home for WWE. The two new double expando units dubbed Red and Black were built to specifications as outlined by WWE's Mike Grossman, Duncan Leslie and Marty Pingree. They include a spacious new main production control room equipped with Grass Valley Kalypso switcher, 6 EVS Servers, 11 Sony HD Cams and 2 SRW VTR's along with technical management, video and graphics areas. The production will include 10 or more Sony HD camera systems for each event as determined by WWE. The second unit contains an enhanced audio production area with Calrec Alpha and Omega audio consoles, a control room for internet content production, and a storage area for equipment. The units were used for the new WWE HD telecasts across its multiple platforms including NBC Universal's USA Network for "Monday Night RAW(R)" on January 21 and on the CW for "Friday Night SmackDown(R)" on January 25.

"WWE challenged us with creating a mobile production facility with the express purpose of bringing the best possible HD experience to their fans and viewers and NEP has delivered. This is a one of a kind unit that houses the most sophisticated sports telecast equipment out there today and we are proud to launch WWE into a new era of its growth," said NEP Broadcasting Chief Technology Officer George Hoover.

In addition, NEP Screenworks has completed the design and build out of the new, in-arena HD screen experience for WWE, including a new Christie Digital projector and a massive Screenworks designed screen system including BARCO Mitrix low resolution LED sticks and LED curtain.

"We've had a long relationship with WWE and they are great partners who want the best for their millions of fans. The new screen systems we created with WWE will bring the fans at the arenas even closer to the action," said Screenworks President Tom McCracken. "Our team was there at the premiere on January 21, and will be for each event throughout the years to come. It's a whole new experience."

"The move to high-definition programming is another step in WWE's ongoing mission to provide fans with the most engaging, exciting product possible," said Mike Grossman, WWE Senior Vice President, Television Operations. "This upgrade is the first of many technological advances for our brand in 2008. NEP Supershooters and Screenworks have created an equipment set that has exceeded our expectations and that will provide our viewers with a spectacular HD viewing experience."

About NEP Broadcasting

NEP Broadcasting is the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services vital to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events. Serving the world's premiere broadcast networks and production companies, NEP provides state-of-the-art facilities, engineering expertise and technical management to support telecasts of major events and programs around the globe. With more than 500 employees worldwide, including the finest engineering and technical management in the field, NEP Broadcasting is proud to serve networks, producers and organizations
through services provided by its six specialized divisions: Supershooters, Denali, Visions, Screenworks, Studios and Roll to Record along with mobile facility services provided by New Century Productions. For more information on NEP, please visit our website at http://www.nepinc.com.

About WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Toronto and Sydney. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WWE. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at http://www.wwe.com and http://corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Yamma Pit Fighting Emerges As New Force On The MMA Scene

Courtesy of YAMMA Pit Fighting:

New League to Revolutionize Mixed Martial Arts
First Pay-Per-View Event Set for April 11, 2008

LOS ANGELES--(January 29, 2008)--Ultimate Fighting Championship founder Bob Meyrowitz and his company Rope Partners today announced the formation of a brand new mixed martial arts (MMA) league, YAMMA Pit Fighting (YPF). Continuing in his role as a trailblazer in MMA, Meyrowitz and YPF will take a unique approach to the sport by reviving the Tournament fighting format and unveiling a new fighting surface that promises to revolutionize the traditional MMA approach.

YAMMA Pit Fighting will host a series of pay-per-view television events, the first of which will air live from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on April 11, 2008.

YAMMA Pit Fighting will return to the popular origins of MMA by reviving the Tournament format, in which fighters will participate in multiple fights on their way to claiming the ultimate YAMMA victory, the title of YAMMA Heavyweight Champion. In addition to the exciting Tournament, YPF will also host two “Masters Superfights,” one-on-one matches between some of MMA’s most illustrious and legendary fighters.

Bob Meyrowitz is a veteran in the MMA industry, and it was through his guidance and vision that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was created. Now Meyrowitz is at it again with his company Rope Partners – creating a new league to once again keep Martial Arts and the sport of MMA moving forward.

“It’s with great excitement that we launch YAMMA Pit Fighting,” said Bob Meyrowitz. “Our deep and proven knowledge of the entertainment and MMA spheres put us in a great position to add a new dimension to the presentation of MMA as it moves into the future.”

The YPF surface, known as “The YAMMA” is an evolution of the traditional fighting ring that will greatly alter the current basis of MMA by changing how the fight is fought and the strategy the fighters must use to win. This new surface has been specifically designed to keep the fighting more explosive and continuous. The YAMMA will change the face of the sport and will challenge the relevance of the fighters’ trademark tactics, as methods that were previously successful may be rendered useless with the new ring. This twist on an already successful sport will prove hugely popular with fighters and MMA audiences alike.

The fighting line up, commentators, rules and regulations, ticketing information and more event details will be announced on an ongoing basis beginning in February.

About Rope Partners

Rope Partners, formed by Bob Meyrowitz and Peter Kauff, have over a 20 year track record of pioneering successful ventures in the music, broadcasting and sports industries. As illustrated by their successes in building the largest independent radio syndication company, DIR Broadcasting, The College Television Network, the largest private television network in the United States, and Semaphore Entertainment Group, the originator and founder of the UFC.

for YAMMA Pit Fighting
Scott Houston, 310-854-8196

Knockout Sensation Kaitlin Young To Make Bodog Fight Debut In Las Vegas

Courtesy of Bodog TV Press:

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2008

According to Bodog Fight’s reigning women’s champion, fans in Sin City are about to bear witness to the future of mixed martial arts on Feb. 1.

That’s when the explosive force known as Kaitlin Young is scheduled to make her Bodog Fight debut at the Las Vegas Sport Center.

“I believe Kaitlin Young is the future,” says Tara LaRosa.

“I was at a HOOKnSHOOT tournament in Indiana a couple of months ago when she knocked out three women in one night, all in the first round. It was frightening. Her striking is crisp and precise. Her timing is spot on, and her power is absolutely insane. Those women (Patti Lee, Meisha Tate and Suzi Smith) barely stood a chance.”

That’s high praise from a woman widely regarded as the best in the sport, but Bodog Fight matchmaker Eric Nicholl agrees that Young (4-0) is the real deal.

“Anybody can get a lucky knockout,” says Nicholl. “But to finish three opponents in devastating fashion in a single night is impressive. I mean, she slugged her way through that tournament in less than 1:53 of actual fight time.”

Nicholl was so impressed with Young’s Hoosier State annihilation that he offered her a contract on the spot.

“I think she has the potential to be a real force within our women’s division,” he says.

The Minnesota native will look to continue her meteoric rise against Missouri’s Sarah Schneider (1-0) as Bodog Fight & Tuff ‘N Uff present: Nick Thompson vs. John Troyer.

Coincidentally, Young has been training alongside Thompson, Bodog Fight’s welterweight champion, at the Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts Academy, which boasts a talented stable of fighters including Brock Lesnar, Sean Sherk and Derrick Noble.

“Kaitlin trains as hard as anyone in our gym,” reveals Thompson. “With the talent we’ve got there, that’s saying a lot. I think given her work ethic, we can expect big things for her in the future.”

Does that mean we soon could see Young challenging LaRosa for the 135-pound title belt?

“Well, I think Kaitlin would be the first to admit she needs to work on certain aspects of her game before she’s ready to take on some of the more established fighters,” says LaRosa.

“In speaking with her, though, I found her to be a very focused and determined person who has both feet firmly planted on the ground. There’s no doubt in my mind that if she continues on the path that she’s now on, she will become a well-rounded champion in the not-too-distant future.”

Find out if Young can continue her path of destruction Feb. 1, when Bodog Fight & Tuff ‘N Uff present Nick Thompson vs. John Troyer at the Las Vegas Sport Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with fights starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, with prices starting at $30.00.

About Bodog Fight

Since its inception in 2006, Bodog Fight has become one of the heavy-hitters in the world of mixed martial arts. Created by billionaire entertainment mogul and longtime MMA enthusiast, Calvin Ayre, Bodog Television's Bodog Fight series offers viewers a unique combination of action and allure from exotic locations throughout the world. Bodog Fight can be viewed online at bodoglife.net, along with other Bodog Television programs including: a poker lifestyle and reality show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker, and an international million-dollar band search competition, Bodog Battle. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or fightpr@bodoglife.net. BODOG is a registered trademark.

MMA Clothing Retailer MMAWarehouse.com Sponsors Frank Mir At UFC 81: Breaking Point

Courtesy of MMAWarehouse.com:

The fight between Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar at UFC 81: Breaking Point™ is one of the most highly anticipated bouts in mixed martial arts history. The CEO of MMAWarehouse.com, one of the largest MMA clothing retailers, talks about the event and how it has opened up valuable, new marketing channels to advertisers. He also highlights their sponsorship of Frank Mir.

January 29, 2008 -- While many sports fans are talking about Tom Brady versus Eli Manning this week, the 18 to 35-year-old demographic has its' eyes on an even bigger matchup. That matchup, of course, falls on "Super Saturday" at UFC 81: Breaking Point™. That's when Ultimate Fighting Championship® heavyweight Frank Mir takes on former WWE® superstar Brock Lesnar in what many are calling the most highly anticipated mixed martial arts (MMA) fight of all time.

"This fight is absolutely huge and it's been building up for months now," says Mika Casey, 25-year-old CEO of MMAWarehouse.com, one of the largest MMA clothing and fight gear retailers in the world. "Like many people, I grew up watching pro wrestling. When I started watching MMA, I always wondered how some of my favorite
pro wrestlers would do in a real fight, and now we get to find out!"

Other than a curiosity in the fight's outcome, Mr. Casey's company has also invested its biggest marketing dollars to date in both the fight and its surrounding events. Highly viewed mixed martial arts events, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship(r), have created entirely new channels for advertisers that are not that unlike sponsorships of NASCAR(r) drivers.

Frank Mir, whom MMAWarehouse.com has sponsored for his last four fights, will have the company's name plastered across the posterior of his fight shorts and on a banner which will be hung behind him during the official fighter introductions. Companies will also bid for other locations on his shorts as well as on the fight shirt he wears out to The Octagon™. With viewers estimated to be in the millions, a fighter's clothing has become valuable real estate.

Even after all the punches have been thrown and a victor has been declared, the advertising opportunities don't end. MMAWarehouse.com has signed on as a presenting sponsor of Mr. Mir's official after-party at the Rum Jungle nightclub located at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the fight is being held. Fighters often
earn just as much or more from their sponsorships as they do from their actual fight purse.

Casey added, "We're really excited to be involved with not only this fight, but also the entire weekend as I feel it will draw a lot of crossover fans to the sport. Whether they watch it on PPV or travel out to Las Vegas to watch it in person, we want let them know that we're the place to get the latest MMA clothing as well as gear such as MMA gloves and fight shorts." He further added, "Being associated with a high-profile fighter like Frank is a great way to establish that credibility."

About MMAWarehouse.com:

MMAWarehouse.com was founded in 2004 to provide consumers a wide selection of MMA clothing and fight gear. The company physically warehouse 99% of its inventory, stocks over 30 of the most popular brands on the market and ships most orders out same day.

Contact Information
Mika Casey