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Friday, February 29, 2008


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Great Championship Wrestling results from February 28 at the Gr8 Sk8Plex in Phenix City, AL: Bull Buchanan over Orion Bishop (w/ Wicked Nemesis); Mason Cutter over Skinny Jimmy; Cru Jones (w/ Quentin Michaels) over A.J. Steele (w/ the Intern) to win the GCW Interstate Heavyweight Title; Zero Tolerance (w/ Michaels) over Scotty Beach; Sonny Siaki over Devin Cutter (w/ Mason Cutter); Tex Monroe & J-Rod over Randall Johnson & Michael Cook to retain the GCW Tag Team Title; and David Young & Disco Inferno over Johnny Swinger & Shaun Banks. Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)

Georgia Wrestling Promotions will be in Woodstock, GA, tonight at the Cherokee Parks and Recreation Authority located at 745 Main Street. Bell time is 8 pm. Call 770-296-5290 for further information. Advertised: David Young & Buff Bagwell versus the Devil's Rejects ("Sleeper Cell" Shaun Tempers & "The No Pain Train" Iceberg, with Reverend Dan Wilson); Raven versus the Super Destroyer; the contract signing for the Hollywood Brunettes (with Lexi Pillman) and Regular Guys’ Ladder Match at Night of the Legends. Tracy Smothers and Bighead Hanson will also be in action. There will be a meet and greet with Raven at 7:30. (Larry Goodman)

Here is your official preview for Alternative Pro Wrestling tonight at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA. Bell time is 8:15pm. Bo Newsom continues to chip away at Southern States Champion, JT Talent. Week by week the rookie has been on Talent's tail like white on rice. And the usually over-confident, Talent has been on a path of destruction as of late just because of Newsom. He's attacked the owner of APW, and left a trail of controversial finishes to his title matches in his long reign as champion. Is he cracking under the pressure? We will see this week when both Talent and the "Official" Jacob Ashworth take on Newsom in a handicapped match. Interim Commish, Shadow Jackson has promised the people that he will be in Royston Friday night to keep an eye on JT Talent. Seth Delay has had enough of the "son of satan" Azrael. Christy Turner has had enough of Azrael's valet LLoth. With that being said, APW's first inter-gender tag team match should be a good one. Chris Mayne and Kevin Duncan will be guests on the "Talent Show." "Merciless" Don Matthews battles Slim J in the main event. (Larry Goodman)

Tonight, Southern All-Star Wrestling returns to the Bakery in Millersville, TN, for a television taping with Mason Raige vs "Sharp Dressed Man" Lawrence Lane, and Chris Bomb vs J-5 (with Cocky Cody). Also appearing will be TV Champion Damian Adams, SAW Tag Team Champions Indian Nation, Sean Casey (with Samantha), Gary Valiant (with Miss Boogie), Arrick Andrews, Big Rig Bully, Chris Eckos, Rob McCoy, Hammerjack (with Paul Adams & Towel), Rick Santel, Matt Dillenger, and Chris Cane. SAW will be in Columbia, TN, on March 1, at Freddie Morton's Auction House (700 Woodland St.), with Boogie Woogie Boy versus Rick Santel, Tribal Nation versus Law & Order, Chris Cain versus Chris Eckos in a 2 out of 3 Falls match, Void versus Shane Morton, and the debut of Steve O. (Larry Goodman)

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance returns on March 1 after a hiatus. They will be at the Eastman-Dodge Recreation Center in Eastman, GA, with matches starting at 7:30 PM. Advertised: GIWA Heavyweight Champion Shawn Hunter defends the title against A.J. Steele; GIWA Tag Team Champions K.I. Elite defend their title against Velvet Jones & Firewalker; the GIWA Mid-State Heavyweight Champion Cowboy defends the title against Oko Nono; and Preston Paradise versus Johnny Camo. Mike Pain and the Slaughter Pitt are also scheduled. (Rich Tate)

The NWA Anarchy television taping for March 1 at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, features a NWA World Tag Team Title match with Los Luchas (Zokre & Phoenix Star) defending against David Young & Adam Jacobs and an NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title match: Shatter (c) (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Austin Creed. The Devil's Rejects will be in a trio of singles matches with Reverend Dan Wilson at ringside. Shaun Tempers challenges Truitt Fields for the NWA Anarchy Television Title, Azrael vs. Mikal Judas, and Iceberg vs. Hayden Young. Also on the card: Ace Rockwell vs. Jeff Lewis, Slim J vs. Frankie Valentino, Todd Sexton vs. Chip Day, Jeremy Vain & Rob Adonis vs. Billy Buck & Chris King, Don Matthews vs. Jesse Emerson, an update on Jerry Palmer and appearances by Brodie Chase, Hollywood Brunettes, Talent & Money, Regular Guys and Melissa Coates. Bell time, as always, is 8 pm. (Larry Goodman)

Southern States Championship Wrestling will have a wrestling event at the Enigma Gym on Highway 82 East in Enigma, GA, on March 1. Bell time will be at 7:30pm. All tickets are $2. In an “Any Means Necessary” match, where there are no rules, NRN will be defending the tag titles against Gansta Nation. Chris Turner defends his Southern Heritage championship against Rouge. J.T. Taylor takes on Bryan Fury. Scotty Biggs faces off against Loco Motive. Also there will be a mixed tag match as The Soviet and Samantha Steele goes against Jelena and Tommy Flight. Also scheduled to be there: SSCW champion Jarrod Michaels, Mad Dog Miller, Johnny Flight, and Logan Stevens. (Brian Slack)

The Power Pro Wrestling Alliance will be in Temple, GA, on March 1, at the New Temple Gym, located a few miles off I-20 at Exit 19. Bell time is 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:30. Ringside tickets are $10, and general admission is $8. Call Ricky at (770) 883-1064 or Brian at (678) 952-4209 for more info. Scheduled to appear: Cru Jones, Frankie Valentine, J-Rod, Shaun Banks, Josh Storm, Jason Lynn, Dark Star, Josh Stone, Midnight, the Professor, Matt Black, Chris Ganzer, Johnny Rage, and the Russian Kodiak. There will be a rumble style battle royal. (Rich Tate)

Florida Championship Wrestling does double duty on March 1, with a show at the USA Flea Market in Port Richey, FL, at noon, before closing out the day at the Ricochet Night Club in Fort Myers, FL, at 8:00 PM. The Port Richey event, located at the corners of US 19 and SR 52, will feature a $5,000 battle royal including the 7 Foot Giant, Afa, Heath Miller, Steve Lewington, Eric Perez, TJ Wilson, Eddie Colon, Rycklon, Sheamus, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Johnny Curtis, Sinn Bowdee, Brad Allen, Mighty Mikey, Kevin Kiley, Nic Nemeth, Hade Vansen, Tommy Taylor, Chris Gray, Gabe Tuft, Kafu, Brandon Groom, David Mercury, and Joshua Masters. Also on the card: Nattie Neidhart versus Victoria; Hade Vansen versus Bryan Kelly; Greg Jackson versus Sinn Bowdee; and Gabe Tuft versus Kafu. Another $5,000 battle royal is on the bill for Fort Myers. Also on the bill: Tommy Dreamer versus Afa; Jake Hager defends the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title against Billy Kidman; the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon) defend the FCW Florida Tag Team Title against Heath Miller & Steve Lewington; Ted DiBiase, Jr., versus Big Rob; Brad Allen & Nic Nemeth versus T.J. Wilson & Gabe Tuft; Mighty Mikey versus Sheamus; Nattie Neidhart versus Victoria; and Johnny Curtis versus Hade Vansen. The venue is located at 3853-B Cleveland Avenue in the K-Mart shopping center. (Rich Tate)

Wrestle Birmingham returns on March 1 at the Community Center in Graysville, AL, with matches starting at 7:00 PM. First row seating is $15. All other adult tickets are $10. Children 8 and under get in for $5. Call (205) 970-0333 for more info. Advertised: Brickhouse Brown versus McNasty, and anything goes; Dennis Condrey versus Lee Thomas; Danny Fuller (w/ Robert Fuller) versus Will Owens (w/ Mike Porter); Adrian Street (w/ Miss Linda) versus Ricky Roberts (w/ Marcel Pringle); El Mexicano defends the WB Junior Heavyweight Title versus Mike Jackson; and David Young versus Falk. (Rich Tate)

Flatline Championship Wrestling is in Grovetown, GA, at Patriots Park on March 8, beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $7, but kids five and under get in free. Doors open at 6:30. (Thomas Bugg)

The New Frontier Wrestling Association will be back at the National Guard Armory in Franklin, NC, on March 8. The venue is located at 192 Industrial Park Loop, and matches begin at 8:00 PM. Advertised: Brokishi defends the NFWA Heavyweight Title against Carter Maine; the A-Team (Jamar Acid & Dark Angel) defend the NFWA Tag Team Title against Danny Diesel & Korrupt (w/ Sebastian St. Clair); Dirty defends the NFWA US Heavyweight Title against Talon Williams; Simon Sermon (w/ Mr. Tibbs) versus Sci-Fi; the Saturday Night Sensation (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) versus K.T. Hamill & Cornbread; Also scheduled to appear are Billy Starr, the Bounty Hunter, NFWA Commissioner Jay Hartigan, and NFWA officials Jen Holbrook and Dee Byers. (Rich Tate)


Peach State Pandemonium will feature Ron West and Bull Buchanan on March 1 at 11 AM ET. Feel free to call in at (347) 324-5735. (Rich Tate)

Click Perspectives on Wrestling for Richard Berger’s updated Perspectives on Wrestling.

Wrestling legend Don Curtis suffered a stroke earlier this week, according to confirmed reports from Scott Teal. Scott has been in touch with Don’s wife Dot, who said an MRI indicated a severe stroke occurred a few nights ago, and he is currently in hospice care. (Rich Tate)

Liz Chase died during surgery eight years ago today. She was 45.

Four years ago today, J Prodigy died at the age of 29.


1952: The Mighty Atlas defeated Lou Newman by disqualification in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Lou Plummer & Jack Dillon defeated Don McIntyre & Nick Carter in the semi-main event.

1972: Bill Dromo defeated Flash Monroe in a main event wire fence match at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Bepo Mongol (Nikolai Volkoff), managed by Assassin #1, defeated Klondike Bill in the semi-main event.

1976: A main event featuring Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Stan Stasiak & Abdullah the Butcher was ruled a no contest at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. The Spoiler, managed by Gary Hart, defeated Dick Slater to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title in the semi-main event. Also, Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Moondog Mayne & Skandor Akbar. Bob Backlund and Tony Charles wrestled to a draw, and Skip Young defeated Les Thornton in the opener.

Owned Entertainment Announces Exclusive Long Term Partnership With The North American Mixed Martial Arts Expo

Courtesy of Owned Entertainment, Inc.:

AUSTIN, Texas, 03/03/2008 -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the company has signed an exclusive long-term partnership becoming the official movie sponsor of the North American Mixed Martial Arts Expo (nammae.com). Owned Entertainment will be holding auditions at upcoming NAMMAE events and will be filming at the main NAMMAE show in July where 500 fans will be able to stay after hours and participate as extras in the movie. NAMMAE will also be bringing their marketing engine to bear for Owned Projects, especially the MMA based movie ‘Owned.’ Mr. Hergott comments; “NAMMAE is the biggest trade show in the MMA industry, with over 400 brands involved. This partnership opens up numerous possibilities for additional partnerships and sponsorships as well as a reality show being mutually developed.” NAMMAE Founder Brian Paul Jaus adds, “This seems like a perfect marriage because both company’s business models revolve entirely around the Mixed Martial Arts industry. The Expo and its smaller events provide great casting and filming real-estate for Owned as does Owned projects for NAMMAE. We have high hopes for the partnership and through co-marketing efforts with Owned we hope to propel each other into the mainstream markets of the US economy.”


The NAMMAE Trade Show and Convention is the largest convergence of Mixed Martial Arts brands, leagues, athletes, equipment, training, apparel, media, and publications under one roof in the United States, if not the world. It is the epicenter for MMA apparel, equipment and general merchandise buying and selling, NAMMAE represents more than 95 percent of the industry and bringing together more than 400 MMA companies from all over the world representing every aspect of the MMA lifestyle. NAMMAE is the lifeblood of the industry.

About ‘Owned’

‘Owned' is an exciting action thriller set in the world of MMA. We will be looking for a combination of talented actors and MMA fighters for the movie. Recently announced fighters for the movie include Dean Lister, Jason Mayhem Miller, Cung Le, Shonie Carter, Din Thomas and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua. Owned Entertainment is the official movie sponsor of The North American Mixed Martial Arts Expo (www.nammae.com), which is the largest and most powerful convergence of MMA brands in the industry. For more information on the ‘Owned’ movie visit mmamovie.com, ownedentertainment.com and the official ‘Owned’ myspace at http://www.myspace.com/ownedentertainmentinc. For information on auditioning for ‘Owned’ you simply text the word ‘AUDITION’ to phone number 41513. Standard texting rates apply but there are no additional charges.

About Owned Entertainment

Owned Entertainment, Inc. has emerged as a player in the area of independent film production and distribution, once monopolized by the major film studios. The company engages in investing, producing, and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects, video games and other entertainment entities. Along with its controlling equity interest in 'All That I Need,' released in theatres December 2005 and released on DVD February 2006, there are several other projects in the making, including: 'The Other Side' and 'Descendant,' written by Damir Catic and Eric Alfio, the action thriller set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts 'Owned' by James Hergott, 'Brothers' by Tarquin Gotch (whose credits include 'Home Alone,' 'Curly Sue,' 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off') and the Reno 911-type comedic take-off on the popular 'The Ultimate Fighter' TV show entitled 'Fight House.' Our mission at Owned Entertainment, Inc. is to produce high quality and highly enjoyable feature films that will be widely distributed in the mainstream media markets. The corporate offices for Owned Entertainment, Inc. are in Austin, Texas with additional offices in Southern California. Owned Entertainment, Inc. has recently announced adding an Interactive Entertainment division to focus on video game development.

Owned Entertainment, Inc.
James Hergott, President

FCW Saturday Noon Port Richey, 8pm Ft Myers

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik:

This Saturday Florida Championship Wrestling returns to the USA Flea Market for a 12 noon event. The Market is located at the corners of US 19 and SR 52 on the Port Richey/Hudson border.

*BATTLE ROYAL! $5,000 Grand Prize!*

5. 7 Ft Giant Titan, Afa, Heath Miller, Steve Lewington, Eric Perez, TJ Wilson, Eddie Colon, Rycklon, Sheamus, Ted DiBiase Jr, Johnny Curtis, Sinn Bowdee, Brad Allen, Mighty Mikey, Kevin Kiley, Nic Nemeth, Hade Vansen, Tommy Taylor, Chris Gray, Gabe Tuft, Kafu, Brandon Groom, David Mercury, and Joshua Masters

4. Victoria VS. Nattie Neidhart

3. Hade Vansen VS. Bryan Kelly

2. Sinn Bowdee VS. Greg Jackson

1. Kafu VS. Gabe Tuft

Then FCW returns to Ft Myers and Ricochet Night Club, 3853-B Cleveland Avenue in the K-Mart shopping center. Doors open at 7 with an 8pm belltime. Admission is $10 dollars. Due to city ordinace all patrons must be 21 and up unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian Want to find Ricochet online: http://www.ricochetnightclub.com/index.php


Afa VS. WWE/ECW Hardcore Legend, Tommy Dreamer

Billy Kidman (Challenger) VS. Jake Hager (Champion)

"Handsome" Heath Miller & "Sterling" Steve Lewington (Challengers) VS. "The Puerto Rican Nightmares" Eric Perez & Eddie Colon (Champions)

Big Rob VS. Ted DiBiase Jr.

"The Natural" Nic Nemeth & "The Campus Legend" Brad Allen VS. "Stampede Kid" TJ Wilson & Gabe Tuft

Sheamus VS. Mighty Mikey

Victoria VS. Nattie Neidhart

"South City Thriller" Hade Vansen VS. Johnny Curtis
Florida Championship Wrestling is the developmental territory for World Wrestling Entertainment owned and operated by Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn. FCW allows the future stars of the WWE a place to train and perform in front of a live audience each and every week. The FCW roster boasts 2nd & 3rd generation wrestlers including Afa Jr. (WWE Hall of Famer’s the Wild Samoans), Ted DiBiase Jr. (son of the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase), Nattie Neidhart (the legendary Hart family) and Eddie Colon (Puerto Rico's Colon family.)

They are part of an excellent roster of athletes that includes: FCW Florida Heavyweight champion Jake Hager, FCW Southern Heavyweight champion "Handsome" Heath Miller, Mighty Mikey, "The Natural" Nick Nemeth, "the Campus Legend" Brad Allen, Big Rob, Rycklon, Mr. Yamamoto, "the Carnival Freak" Sinn Bowdee, "South City Thriller" Hade Vansen, "Stampede Kid" TJ Wilson, "the Thoroughreds" (Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley), "Sterling" Steve Lewington, The 7ft Giant Titan (managed by "Rough House" Ralph Mosca), Sheamus, "Puerto Rican Nightmare" Eric Perez, Brandon "the Greek" Gabe Tuft, Kafu, "Thee Superstar" Christopher Grey and "the Rascal" Tommy Taylor. Don’t forget the gorgeous FCW Diva’s Victoria Crawford, Maryse, Daisy, Miss Angela, Tayrn Terrell and the Bella Twins (Nicole and Brianna)

Check out www.fcwwrestling.com for more information on local events and bios on the superstars!

NFW Focused Aggression 3/29 W/ Joey Mercury

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik:

New Focus Wrestling presents:
Focused Aggression
Saturday March 29th
CK Newsome Community Center
100 E. Walnut
Evansville, IN

7pm Belltime
Adults $8, children 6-12 & seniors: $5
Children under 5 & active military w/ ID: FREE

WWE Superstars collide
Joey Mercury vs. Flash Flanagan

Former WWE star Idol Stevens vs. "Marvelous" Mitch Ryder

NFW World Champion Bill Dundee vs. "Dangerous" Doug Gilbert

Fatal Four Way
NFW Tri-State champion Master Rich vs. T-Bolt vs. Punisher vs. "Iceman" Jamie Dundee

Women's World Championship match
"Hardcore Sister Killer" Becky Caine vs. Hailey Hatred vs. Camron Star vs. Mary Elizabeth

War of the Words match
"Hardcore Cowboy" Scotty Wolf vs. Big Bull Lee vs. Mr. Sunshine

Also in action: Gypsy Joe, Jason Cain, Bobo Brazil Jr., Chris Thomas Guido Andretti, Kansas City Roughriders, Reckless Abandon, Tempest, Canadian Kid, Evan Acid, Rowdy Redd & Robert Starr.

Card subject to change without notice from NFW

Pro Wrestling Fusion "Release The Kraken" 5/3 St Lucie, FL

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik:

Saturday - May 3, 2008
St. Lucie County Fairgrounds
Fort Pierce, FL.
Doors @ 6:30pm Bell Time @ 7:30pm
Tickets can be purchased on the website
$20 Row 1& 2, $15 General Admission
Matches Announced So Far:



w/Amy Love


w/ The Double Deuce
Social Club of: Ron Niemi
Amy Vitale & "BIG" Pete Cannon

Plus a special interview w/ "Modern Revolution" Steve Madison


Check out the website or www.floridaindies.com for updates to an already HUGE event!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

MMA On CBS Lead Item On ESPN's PTI

Courtesy of that wacky, luvable, huggable, squeezable, seXXXii ... I mean, Combat Hooligan Casey Trowbridge:

Yeah, I tried for the initial thing on purpose.

ESPN's Pardon the Interruption (PTI) led off today's broadcast with the discussion of Mixed Martial Arts on network Television.

Both hosts, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, made some good points and missed out on 1 or 2.

Wilbon continues to believe that MMA is more brutal and violent than boxing. Has anyone told this columnist for the Washington Post that while it is true that the injury risk in MMA is higher, the death rate in boxing is significantly higher than in MMA.

Kornheiser acknowledged, as he has in the past, that he is too old for MMA. He noted though that he is not in its target demographic.
Wilbon added that MMA is targeting not just 18-year-olds but 14-year-olds to lock them in as fans of the sport for a long time to come.

They both noted that Boxing walked away from network TV allowing for something like this to take its place. Kornheiser said it could've been wrestling, it could've been this, in reference to MMA. I'd argue that for a long time, it was wrestling and if you factor in cable TV...it still is.

Anyway, that's the segment. Neither ProElite or EliteXC were mentioned by name but Kornheiser did note that Kimbo Slice was likely to headline the first show.

I can't say they got the sport totally wrong but they didn't get it all right either.


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Alternative Pro Wrestling results from the Royston Gym in Royston, GA, on February 22: the Friday Night Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) over Drowning in Excellence (Devin Michaels & Vincent Chambers) to retain the APW Tag Team Title; Dustin Powers over Ethan Case; Slim J over Brandon Parker; a match with Billy Buck and the Mayne Event ended in a double countout; Jacob Ashworth over J.T. Talent; and Azrael & Darkness versus Seth Delay was a no contest. Click here for a report from Aaron Leggett. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Aaron Leggett)

Georgia Wrestling Promotions will be in Woodstock, GA, tonight at the Cherokee Parks and Recreation Authority located at 745 Main Street. Bell time is 8 pm. Call 770-296-5290 for further information. Advertised: David Young & Buff Bagwell versus the Devil's Rejects ("Sleeper Cell" Shaun Tempers & "The No Pain Train" Iceberg, with Reverend Dan Wilson); Raven versus the Super Destroyer; the contract signing for the Hollywood Brunettes (with Lexi Pillman) and Regular Guys’ Ladder Match at Night of the Legends. Tracy Smothers and Bighead Hanson will also be in action. There will be a meet and greet with Raven at 7:30. GWP will be honoring Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton, Bob and Brad Armstrong, Rick and Scott Steiner, Bill Dundee, Manny Fernandez, Ricky Morton as well as the late Ken Timbs and Brian Pillman as part of the awards ceremony at "Night of the Legends" on March 14 in Dalton, GA, at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. Morton will also be signing copies of his autobiography at the show. Juanita Timbs will be accepting an award on Ken's behalf, while Lexi Pillman will be accepting on behalf of Brian. (Larry Goodman)

On February 29, Southern All-Star Wrestling returns to the Bakery in Millersville, TN, for a television taping with Mason Raige vs "Sharp Dressed Man" Lawrence Lane, and Chris Bomb vs J-5 (with Cocky Cody). Also appearing will be TV Champion Damian Adams, SAW Tag Team Champions Indian Nation, Sean Casey (with Samantha), Gary Valiant (with Miss Boogie), Arrick Andrews, Big Rig Bully, Chris Eckos, Rob McCoy, Hammerjack (with Paul Adams & Towel), Rick Santel, Matt Dillenger, and Chris Cane. (Larry Goodman)

Ultimate Christian Wrestling will be in Fort Valley, GA, on March 29 at 8:00 p.m. (Larry Goodman)

Championship Wrestling Overload will debut on April 4, presenting Ballpark Brawl at the Johnson County Recreation Center in Wrightsville, GA. Doors open at 8:00 PM, and bell time is 8:30 PM. For more info, call Eric at (478) 595-6904. Advertised: a battle royal whereas the last man eliminated becomes the CWO Southern States Heavyweight Champion and the winner is named CWO National Heavyweight Champion; and a hardcore grudge match featuring Bobby Joiner versus Loco Motive. Also scheduled to appear are Brian Titus, Tommy Lee, T.W. James, Flatline, Leatherface, Psychoman, Dyce, and the Freak. (Rich Tate)


GWH wishes a happy birthday to Ricky Steamboat (55) and Aaron Aguilera (31).

Stan Mayslack died ten years ago today at the age of 83.

Four years ago today, Mike McHugh passed away at 47.


1933: Jim Hesslyn defeated Jack Ross to win the Southern Lightweight Title at the New Coliseum in Augusta for promoter W.K. Carswell.

1934: Blue Sun Jennings defeated Chief Chewacki by disqualification in two straight falls in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber.

1945: Mr. X defeated George Romanoff in the main event at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for promoters Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White. The Black Monster defeated Otto Schnabel in the semi-main event.

1961: Skull Murphy defeated Guy Mitchell by disqualification in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1962: Eddie Graham defeated Assassin #1 in the semi-main event at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1967: Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Lars & Gene Anderson in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. It was reported that 2,400 were in attendance for this card.

1969: The Assassins defeated Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller by disqualification to retain the World Tag Team Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Jack Crawford interfered in the match. Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Tarzan Tyler to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title in the semi-main event. In an effort to explain why neither El Mongol or the Professional were scheduled for the match against Funk, Jr., for the title instead of Tyler, the program for this card reported that Jones had refused to sign former champion Gene Kiniski until he agreed to wrestle Mongol in a title match, and that Kiniski had refused to give Mongol the shot. It then stated that when Jones learned of Kiniski losing the title to Funk, Jr., he wanted Atlanta fans to see the new champion as soon as possible, and that since Funk, Jr., had to accept all of the existing dates Kiniski had already agreed to, Jones negotiated to have the match with Tyler take place in Atlanta, and had already discussed future dates with the new champion to return.

1970: On the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral, it was announced that the Georgia Heavyweight Title had been vacated due to injuries to Doug Gilbert, and that an ongoing tournament would begin on the March 6, 1970, card.

1975: A main event lumberjack match featuring Bill Watts versus Abdullah the Butcher, managed by Bearcat Wright, was ruled a no contest at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Don Muraco & Rocky Johnson defeated Toru Tanaka & Assassin #2, managed by Rock Hunter, in the semi-main event. Also, Harley Race defeated Pat O’Connor, and Jerry Lawler defeated Ray Candy. Robert Fuller defeated Bob Orton, Jr., and Don Greene defeated Steve Keirn in the opener. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

1978: We do not have results for this match, but a main event Texas bullrope match featuring Dusty Rhodes versus Abdullah the Butcher, managed by Rock Hunter, was advertised at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1980: We do not have results for this match, but a main event lumberjack match featuring Kevin Sullivan versus Austin Idol was advertised at the Rome Memorial Gymnasium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben.

1982: Ron Fuller & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen in the main event at the Chattanooga (TN) Memorial Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Ron Bass defeated Jimmy Garvin in a semi-main event Texas street fight match.

1982: Ric Flair defeated Harley Race by disqualification to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. A semi-main event match featuring Dusty Rhodes versus the Great Kabuki, managed by Gary Hart, was ruled a no contest. Also, the Giant Baba defeated Terry Gordy to retain the PWF Heavyweight Title. In what was originally supposed to be a major global tournament to determine NWA World Tag Team Champions, Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco in the final round of the Atlanta bracket, all of which took place on this card. Other teams that appeared were Kevin Sullivan & Ron Bass, Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., Buddy Rose & Rip Oliver, Ron Fuller & Leroy Brown, the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer, Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta, Ricky Harris & the Mongolian Stomper, and Brad Armstrong & Tommy Rogers.

1983: Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik in the main event at the Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Bruiser Brody and Abdullah the Butcher wrestled to a draw in the semi-main event, and Stan Hansen defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification.

1988: Dusty Rhodes, Ole Anderson & Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in the main event at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta for Jim Crockett Promotions. A semi-main event match featuring Paul Ellering & Road Warrior Hawk versus the Powers of Pain was ruled a no contest.

Bud Light Enters The Octagon™ As Exclusive Beer Sponsor Of UFC

Courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 28, 2008) – This spring, millions of Ultimate Fighting Championship® fans will see a new heavyweight take the center of the Octagon™. Today Anheuser-Busch and UFC® announced that Bud Light, the world’s best-selling beer, will become the new exclusive beer sponsor for the UFC.

Bud Light’s three-year deal with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the UFC brand, makes the American-style light lager with superior drinkability the exclusive beer sponsor of the UFC – the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization.

“UFC has developed a huge following in recent years and is wildly popular with the 21-34 year old fans we want to reach,” said Tony Ponturo, vice president, global media and sports marketing, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “The number of people attending live events, buying the pay-per-views and talking about UFC around the water cooler continues to grow. It’s just a great place for us to be.”

“Landing Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light is huge for us, our fighters and especially our fans,” said Dana White, UFC president. “We’ve got the number one selling beer in the world and one of the top marketers in all of sports as our sponsor. If our TV ratings, pay-per-view buys and venue sell-outs weren’t enough, this definitely cements UFC as a major player in sports business.”

Beginning with UFC 84: ILL WILL, live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 24, Bud Light signage will appear on the Octagon center mat and on its vertical bumpers during each of the UFC’s 10 or more annual pay-per-view events and featured prominently during UFC press conferences and weigh-in events. Bud Light will be the presenting sponsor of two UFC pay-per-view events annually and serve as the official beer sponsor of the four or more UFC® Fight Nights™.

Additionally, beginning June 1, Bud Light will appear as the official beer sponsor of World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC™) events broadcast live on VERSUS network. The WEC brand, also owned by Zuffa, LLC, is the second largest mixed martial arts organization in the world and features championship divisions in lighter weight classes.

Based in St. Louis, Anheuser Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.5 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world’s largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s leading brewer, and a 27 percent share in China brewer Tsingtao, whose namesake beer brand is the country’s best-selling premium beer. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Admired U.S. and Global Companies lists in 2007. Anheuser Busch is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world’s largest recyclers of aluminum cans. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over twelve live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iNDEMAND Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN Entertainment, Shaw Pay-Per-View, Bell ExpressVU, and Viewers Choice, and commercially through Joe Hand Promotions. In addition to its North American distribution, UFC programming is distributed in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or www.ufcespanol.com.

Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa™, The Octagon™ and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC, in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners.

CBS And ProElite Join Forces To Bring Mixed Martial Arts To Primetime Broadcast Television

Courtesy of ProElite, Inc. & The CBS Television Network:

One of the Fastest-Growing Spectator Sports Comes to CBS with Four Live, Two-Hour Events Per Year

LOS ANGELES--Feb. 28, 2008--The CBS Television Network and ProElite, Inc., a Los Angeles-based leading entertainment and media company that produces world class mixed martial arts (MMA) events, today jointly announced a multi-year agreement that will bring one of the fastest growing spectator sports to a major broadcast television network for the first time.

CBS will broadcast four MMA events per year, produced by ProElite's EliteXC fight division, as two-hour live primetime specials targeted for Saturday nights.

The agreement augments an existing relationship between CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) (NYSE:CBS.A) and ProElite (Pink Sheets:PELE), which began broadcasting its EliteXC live MMA events on CBS's SHOWTIME premium cable network in 2007. EliteXC events will continue to air on SHOWTIME.

Additionally, CBS Interactive and ProElite's new media division, ProElite.com, will collaborate on generating interactive content for both companies' platforms, including CBSSports.com. The online offerings could include streaming of events, clips syndicated across the CBS Audience Network, and other enhanced content to build an online community around each CBS broadcast and ProElite event.

"Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and a wildly popular entertainment vehicle for upscale, young adult audiences," said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime. "It's original programming for Saturday night; it's live, creating an event-atmosphere; and it's something that hasn't been seen on network television, until now."

"This is a pivotal moment for the sport of mixed martial arts now that a major television network plans to broadcast live MMA events during primetime hours," said Douglas DeLuca, Chief Executive Officer of ProElite. "We are delighted to enhance our partnership with CBS to bring American audiences the very best in MMA competition through our EliteXC brand.

"The network television agreement with CBS is an important milestone for ProElite as we continue to implement our growth strategy and develop existing relationships with our international partners."

"Our world-class fighters and the high production value of our events continue to drive ProElite as a global MMA organization that is fortified by the bedrock foundation of a partnership with CBS," said Gary Shaw, President of EliteXC. "Broadcasting our events on CBS will instantly engage a new fan base, as well as provide an opportunity for EliteXC to further establish itself as the world's premier MMA organization."

The intense nature of the contests and the theatrical elements of its live events have made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the United States. Over the last several years, the genre has seen tremendous growth in popularity, especially among the coveted 18-34 demographic.

Mixed martial arts is a sport evolved from a number of ancient combat disciplines including judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, wrestling and kickboxing. World-class athletes engage in hand-to-hand combat in a ring--both caged and traditional--and must adapt their fighting style to fit their opponent. The wide variety of styles and techniques make every event an unpredictable spectacle.

About ProElite (www.proeliteinc.com)

ProElite, Inc. delivers the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet. The company has established itself as a global leader by acquiring MMA organizations in Asia and Europe, and partnering with broadcasters such as British Sky Broadcasting and CJ Media in Korea. The company has an exclusive distribution agreement for its program library with IMG Media. ProElite embraces MMA with the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem, all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools (elitexc.com). ProElite's live fight division, EliteXC, delivers spectacular live MMA fight events that showcase the world's top fighters. Complementing ProElite's live events division is the company's social media platform, ProElite.com. Since the beginning of 2007, ProElite.com continues to add thousands of subscribers each month due to the large number of live streaming MMA events, social networking tools, and original and partner-driven content. ProElite.com also recently launched the largest online martial arts school locator as a way for martial arts practitioners to find the best locations to train, and for schools and dojos to help market themselves. ProElite.com - Empowering the Fight Community (TM).

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW - a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime and CBS College Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment), in-store media (CBS Outernet) and motion pictures (CBS Films). For more information, log on to www.cbscorporation.com.

Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These statements, including, but not limited to, broadcasting four MMA events in one year, as well as others discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. ProElite, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. At the time of their issuance, the shares of common stock and the underlying shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants are restricted securities, within the meaning of federal securities laws, that have not been registered under the Securities Act, or any applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States, absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

Ed Harrison, 323-575-4254
Chris Ender, 323-575-2021
For ProElite, Inc.
PondelWilkinson Inc.
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For EliteXC
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Based On Storylines And Wrestling That Was A Truly Fantastic Show!

Courtesy of my man, Raven ... I mean, Oliver Newman:

Company: AWW
Date: Friday 15th February 2008
Time: 7:45pm
Attendance: 180
Price: £5
Location: Bescott Crescent, Walsall, West Midlands. WS1 4TS

Trying a new addition to the report (post match comments) where I give wrestlers the opportunity to speak their mind. I hope you like the new feature! Now on with the report……

Stu Smith is your Ring Announcer for the evening.

Geraden vs. ‘Human Hate Machine’ Moralez

“Shrek, Shrek” chant starts up directed at Moralez. Lockup sees Moralez take the advantage by pushing Geraden off, the fans clap as Geraden fights back with kicks, punches and a clothesline unfortunately for him they have little effect on Moralez. Moralez throws Geraden off and quickly hits with a vicious senton! Moralez continues the assault with his infamous clubs and a big slam “Come on” Moralez shouts before once again jawing with the fans. Moralez connects with a big chop before taunting Geraden and the AWW fans with “This is your hero!?” That seemed to light a fire under Geraden as he fought back with forearms and an Enzuguri but a follow up high cross body has no effect as he bounces off Moralez! Moralez quickly follows up with a Tiger driver but that only manages a two count, the fans rally behind Geraden again with “Geraden, Geraden” chants, this isn’t enough as Moralez quickly ends the contest with a head butt/club combination.

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

Post match comments:

Moralez: “Do you want any more you little b******!” (Thoughts on Geraden), When asked about Geraden’s tag team partner Tommy Gunn “I look forward to head butting you again!”

My Thoughts:

Although a great showcase for Moralez’s power and skill, Geraden looked pretty poor in comparison as he was squashed by the much larger man. This would turn out to be the only questionable decision I felt that AWW management made on this night, but with the match that was subsequently announced it makes logical sense. Neither Geraden or Tommy Gunn could defeat Moralez on their own, so they have decided to team up against him at Aston Uni.

Queer as Folk (’Real Man’s Man’ Jules Lambrini & Desirable Danny D) vs. Clarke Foundation (‘Star Man’ Mark Clarke & Matt Clarke)

An hilarious “Break a nail” chant starts up directed at Lambrini, lockup but Lambrini quickly breaks the hold (by grabbing the ropes), on the second lockup Lambrini ducks under and starts disco dancing. “Too much self tan” the AWW crowd shout, Matt kicks off and waist-locks Lambrini but much to his chagrin Lambrini likes it as he bends at the waist! Matt is startled but continues with an Irish whip and follow up sunset flip but Lambrini just sits down directly on Matt’s face! Lambrini kicks D inadvertently whilst Matt tags in Mark, Mark fires up on D with chops to the head and face before the Clarke’s use Lambrini as a battering ram on D. The double teaming continues as Lambrini is Irish whipped into D, Lambrini falls backwards and D lands on his ’Jules’. The Clarke’s follow up with a hook bomb and the match is over.

Match Time: 10 minutes
Winners: Clarke Foundation

Post match comments:

Clarke Foundation: “Hoping to be a top tag team in AWW (Thoughts on AWW Tag Division), we will take any challenge! Watch out, the Clarke‘s are about”.

Jules Lambrini: “Canal street, bigging it up with my homos” (When asked what is next for Jules Lambrini)

Desirable Danny D: “I’m not gay, I’m open minded!”

My Thoughts:

That was a highly entertaining back and forth tag match. Lambrini is quickly becoming my favourite AWW Wrestler as he is highly entertaining and you never know what he might do next. D plays the partner role well and together Queer As Folk are a great tandem who bring great entertainment to AWW. The Clarke’s showed the potential I have said they have on numerous occasions, getting the better of Queer As Folk when a lesser team would have fallen for their shenanigans.

Nick Knight vs. Dan Ryder w/Miss Ryder

The AWW fans clap and chant “Fat arse s***” at Knight, Knight doesn’t seem fazed and easily pushes Ryder off before taunting the crowd “look at these arms!” Knight puts Ryder in a headlock before changing to a wristlock, Ryder flips out and ducks a possible clothesline attempt but a lariat by Knight turns Ryder inside out. Knight pushes Miss Ryder down and that makes Ryder go absolutely ballistic! Hitting Knight with everything he has as the crowd chant “F*** him up Ryder, F*** him up” as Ryder is in the ascendancy Spud makes his way to the ring and with the referee distracted (making sure Miss Ryder is ok) Spud is able to hit with a Stunner, with Ryder out (despite looking on in disbelief moments earlier) Knight climbs the turnbuckle and delivers his Frog splash for the pinfall victory.

Match Time: 13 minutes
Winner: Nick Knight


Spud continues the assault on Ryder, even with some of the fans chanting for him Spud retorts with “I don’t need your cheers” with the damage seemingly done Spud leaves. Ryder however manages to return to his feet and with microphone in hand has some choice words for Spud before challenging him to a 1 on 1 match in the main event of the evening, Spud grudgingly accepts.

My Thoughts:

This was an ok match where I believe it was more about storyline continuation then going out and having the match of the night. The main objective of the match worked though as Spud and Ryder built up more hatred and it led to the main event of the show, so from that perspective job done.

Mad Dog Maxx vs. Mat Mensa


The fans go crazy for the returning Mad Dog Maxx (Maxx hasn’t wrestled for AWW since losing a Cage Match to Dan Ryder back in November 2007). Maxx gets right up in the crowd’s faces before letting out an “ooooooooooooooooooooooooh” which scares a young girl to tears as she cowers behind her father. Maxx takes the microphone “Shut your stinking mouths up or I’ll kick your teeth down your throat!” Maxx continues “I walk around amongst you (Maxx is from Walsall) garbage eating, dole dusting tramps (the fans boo loudly) I’m the greatest wrestler in AWW”. The fans cheer loudly for hometown hero Mensa as he makes his way to the ring.


Slaps are traded mid ring, Mensa gets the better of the exchange and quickly fires off with chops, an arm-drag, a hip-toss and a slam much to the delight of the AWW fans. Mensa is caught off guard with a HURRACANRANA by Maxx! Who boasts to the crowd about how great he is. As he is boasting Mensa fires back with a hurracanrana of his own. Mensa quickly follows up with a dropkick causing Maxx to leave, Mensa follows and the two brawl around the Saddlers Club as the fans clap and cheer them on. The fans clap as Mensa attempts a high risk move but he is caught and crotched by Maxx who summons his Cruiserweight powers once again with a Franken-Steiner off the top rope. Maxx shouts out for a “lariat” but the time taken to boast allows Mensa to block and with the quick removal of his singlet straps he connects with a Perfect-plex for a close near fall. Mensa attempts a waist-lock but Maxx positions himself in the perfect position for a low blow and with a devastating lariat the match is over.

Match Time: 18 minutes
Winner: Mad Dog Maxx

Post match comments:

Mat Mensa: “I couldn‘t have wrestled a better wrestler (Thoughts on opponent Mad Dog Maxx), it was a good solid match and I‘m looking forward to a bright future in AWW”.

Mad Dog Maxx: “oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh”

My Thoughts:

That was a really good match, highly enjoyable from bell to bell. Mensa’s AWW debut couldn’t have gone any better as he was inches away from beating one of the very best that AWW has to offer. Maxx returned with a bang also performing like he had never been away from AWW at all. The Cruiserweight moves were a sight to behold and added to a great all around contest.

BB Steele vs. Marcus Kool vs. ‘Metro-Sexual’ Danny Devine


“Metro-faggot” chant starts up as Steele and Devine form a strategy for dealing with Kool. Kool takes the time to sit with some of the fans before returning to the ring, Kool and Steele start the match so Devine decides to take a seat in the crowd himself. “BBS***, BBS***” chant starts up much to the chagrin of Steele.


Kool uses this distraction to slap Steele across the face, Devine checks himself out in the mirror as Kool and Steele continue to fight. Kool ducks under an attempted clothesline by Steele and connects with a shoulder knock down, motioning “You can’t see me” before fist dropping Steele. Kool continues the offensive with a head scissors and an arm-drag as Devine continues to watch on. Forearms and slaps are traded between Steele and Devine before Kool fires back with a desperation double clothesline, Kool quickly follows up with a side effect on Steele and a 6-1-9 on Devine. Kool is unstoppable (it would seem) as he lays Steele out with a Swanton bomb and connects with a Super-kick to Devine but just as he thinks it’s all over, Steele sneaks up from behind with a Back-cracker and with the 1, 2, 3 that follows wins his first match in OVER a year.

Match Time: 11 minutes
Winner for the 1ST TIME in over a year!! : BB Steele


Steele celebrates like West Bromwich Albion have won the Premier League and leaves with Devine’s deodorant spray and mirror. Devine and Kool return to their feet face to face and after jawing with each other, punches are thrown and after Kool connects with a Spear the two brawl around ringside until AWW Roster members (Geraden, The Clarke Foundation and ’Sik’ Nik Dutt) separate the pair. Kool has the last word “I’m going to kick his stupid arse” the fans reply by chanting his name.

My Thoughts:

That was a good solid match between three of the best in AWW. The match told a great story as for long periods it was a handicap match vs. Kool, but when it came down to it wrestler’s ego caused Devine and Steele to argue and it almost cost them the match. As Kool did look invincible during the conclusion, unfortunately for Kool he took his eye of the prize for a split second and it cost him dearly. The Kool and Devine showdown after the match has added even more intensity to a great feud thus far.

Post match comments:

‘Metro-Sexual‘ Danny Devine: “I’ll do my talking at Aston Uni” (When asked about Marcus Kool)

BB Steele: “I‘m going to break his arm, his nose and he will regret the day he took AWW Championship shot away from ME!” (Thoughts on Lee Hunter)

Spud vs. Dan Ryder

After Spud spends way too much time jawing with the crowd Ryder grows angry and finally pulls Spud into the ring. Ryder continues the attack with a back body drop and a clothesline, before both men take the action around the Saddlers Club, when the action returns to the ring Spud begs off “Lets be friends” allowing him to catch Ryder unawares with an eye poke. Ryder is able to regain his bearings and after a leg trip connects with a standing moon-sault. Spud attempts a Super-kick but Ryder catches him and inadvertently knocks the referee down, Ryder attempts an RKO but Spud skilfully reverses into a Stunner (but the referee is still down) “Spud’s a loser” chant the fans. Miss Ryder checks on Ryder, Spud grabs her and threatens to urinate on her but Miss Ryder is able to break free and low blows Spud! Ryder returns to his feet and quickly connects with the RKO as the fans cheer him on (with the referee now back to his feet and in the ring) Ryder goes up to the top rope and flies off with his patented 450 Splash for the three count.

Match Time: 13 minutes
Winner: Dan Ryder

My Thoughts:

That was a good match and a great way to end the show. I thought Ryder was being built up as an afterthought as the main event was originally supposed to be Carnage vs. Spud, but with Ryder obtaining a clean pinfall victory over Spud he is now right back in the picture come Aston University.

Post match comments:

Spud: Spud shouted obscenities and left (When asked about Dan Ryder & Carnage).

Dan Ryder: “Toothless and Fat” (Thoughts on Carnage) “Midget arse licking tosser” (Thoughts on Spud)”

Overall Thoughts:

I wasn’t happy with the way Moralez squashed Geraden (but it makes some sense from a storyline perspective), Queer as Folk vs. Clarke Foundation was a highly entertaining tag team match. Ryder vs. Knight helped progress the Ryder vs. Spud storyline so job done, Mensa vs. Maxx was a great all around contest and won my match of the night. 3 way match was a good solid contest and helped progress Devine vs. Kool feud. Spud vs. Ryder was a good match that helped add a lot of mystery to just who will win 3 way TLC match this Friday night! Like the title says this show had some good wrestling and excellent storyline progression and with an attendance of 180 on it’s debut show in Walsall, things are looking good for AWW.

Match of the Night:
Mad Dog Maxx vs. Mat Mensa

Next Show:
THIS Friday Feb 29th "The Big One 2008"
Aston University Student's Guild, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Tickets £8.00 standard, £6.00 students, OAP, concession (if you show valid student ID, wrinkles or false teeth)
Starts at 8.00PM.

Card Thus Far:





For more information on AWW check out their website: www.aww.org.uk or http://www.myspace.com/a_w_w

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


Courtesy of Steve Rockamaniac:

When the Global Impact special aired in mid January on Spike TV, the fan response was generally positive, But many fans were left wanting more. The classic Kurt Angle – Yuji Nagata battle had taken up most of the one hour special, and many fans had hoped to see more of the event’s matchups and surrounding events. So TNA listened to the demand and has put together a very impressive DVD release in “TNA Wrestling: Global Impact in Japan”

The DVD begins with 40 minutes of “Pre Show Interviews”, which is basically a documentary on how the event came to fruition, the importance of it to TNA as a company, and the importance of it to the wrestlers involved. Six Wrestlers are featured here, starting with Jeff Jarrett who looks at the history of New Japan Pro Wrestling and how the event came to be, He also touches on the Japanese fans love for the “sport” in comparison to american fans. Jarrett also recounts his career experience in Japan, and later talks about how and when he “brought TNA to Hulk Hogan”

Kurt Angle is up next as he begins his second day of his time in Japan. In typical Angle fashion right now, he spends much of his interview talking about how he beat Brock Lesnar for the IWGP title, and that he is the true champion as opposed to being the second champion or third champion. (Note: Angle has since lost the title.)

Christian Cage then talks about the travel aspect of wrestling in Japan. Including what he and the boys do on the long flights, whether jetlag becomes an issue, and how hard it is to leave early on New Year’s Day. Cage also looks at the history of NJPW, more specially at the Tokyo Dome, Finally he spends time on his experiences in Japan including a funny story of how one day he was walking the streets and a Japanese fan tapped him on the shoulder and proceeded to do a dead in imitation of Cage and any other wrestler Cage requested for a half hour period of time.

Petey Williams spends a moment talking about the Japanese fans and what he would be doing if he wasn’t a wrestler.

Brother Devon gets some rare solo interview time and talks about his match preparation, the history of 3D in Japan, and getting the tables.

Finally we get The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels, who was “fired” from TNA as part of the Feat or Fired match stipulations, but they would pass his appearance off as a previously agreed to commitment that TNA had to honour. Daniels spends time on whether he gets nervous before a big match in Japan and talks a lot about what he expects from his match against Wataru Inoue.

The battle between TNA and New Japan then begins as Don West and Mike Tenay bring you into the Tokyo Dome for the full length matchups between TNA and New Japan stars. There is optional Japanese commentary for the wrestling action, Ring announcing is bi lingual, but much of the hype videos in between the matches are only in Japanese.

First up is a 6 match tag with Christian Cage, AJ Styles, and Petey Williams taking on Milano Collection AT, Minoru, and Prince Fergall Devitt. Styles wins the match with a styles clash on Milano Collection AT after about 15 minutes of quick paced action.

Next we have Christopher Daniels vs Wataru Inoue for the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship. Inoue ultimately retains with a cross legged brainbuster after about 13 minutes of action, and we then get to see the traditional Japanese presentation of a trophy to the champion.

3RD Match sees Abyss taking on Manabu Nakanishi. This is a solid battle between the two men that quickly spills to the outside of the ring, we get some thumb tacks and a brawl, and ultimately Nakanishi defeats Abyss with a overhead german suplex into a bridge after about 6 minutes. Kind of short, looked like Abyss got his shoulders up before the three but nonetheless it’s a Nakanishi victory.

Team 3D vs Togi Makabe & Toru Yano – It’s a hardcore tag team battle between these two teams, with 3D scoring a pinfall victory after about 15 minutes of action.

The semi main event then features The Steiner Brothers (TNA) taking on Tomko and Giant Bernard (NJPW) with the IWGP Tag Team Titles on the line. Before hand, Jeff Jarrett makes an appearance, he addresses the crowd and takes a seat at ringside to watch as the TNA witness for the big match up. As you could expect Jarrett does not stay on the sidelines the entire match, as when the ref is knocked down, The Steiners call for Jarrett to enter the ring, guitar in hand and knock Tomko out once and for all to give TNA the win, but NJPW star Yano jumps the ring and Jarrett hits him instead, Tomko and Bernard regroup as the ref revives and retain their titles with “The Magic Killer” finisher.

Poor Bernard then gets cut off of the DVD as he began to cut a promo and instead we now get the Yuji Nagata / Kurt Angle battle. This part of the DVD plays out the exact way it did on TV, with English hype video and commercial interuptions during the match. As you’ll recall Kurt Angle retains his title with the Ankle Lock after about 20 minutes.

The 6 matches and hype videos run 2 hours, and much like what people are saying about TNA house shows, these matches are just solid wrestling action. But the DVD isn’t done yet, it then moves onto feature another Japanese tradition, of immediate post match press conferences. With the exception of Christopher Daniels, All the TNA stars press conferences are shown, and interesting to note that even Abyss, still with mask, but with hair tied back, answers the press’s questions, in total another 36 minutes of footage.

Even after all that were still not done yet. We then get a 7 minute featurette on the culture of Japan, This is mainly about the different foods of japan as you get to see Tomko, Bernard, Christian and Bubba Ray enjoy some raw liver, The Steiners enjoy some sushi

Like I said off the top of the review, this is a impressive DVD package from TNA, it is very well put together and gives you a full outlook of the company’s time in Japan. Because of that Id highly recommend picking this DVD up, it’s TNA action at it’s best.

TNA Global Impact in Japan is now available on DVD from TNA Wrestling’s Home Video Collection. For more info head on over to www.tnawrestling.com or www.shoptna.com, and to read my previous DVD reviews head on over to www.maineventradio.com/reviews.htm

Power Trip Wrestling - "Pushing Limits" - Saturday 1st March 2008 - PTW's 1st Birthday Show!!!

Courtesy of Power Trip Wrestling:

We've defied the odds. We've proved we're for real. This one is for everyone who didn't believe in us, and thought we wouldn't last...

Because we're standing tall, and by our motto: "Live like you'll die tomorrow."

And it's our birthday!!! We're a year old, and what better way to celebrate than with not one, not two, but THREE main events in our hometown of Luton!

From America, we have Al-Jihad appearing. And also, we have Belgian wrestling star "The Bull" Roberto Lequimez, who whilst in the UK will be wrestling for our friends at British Wrestling Alliance, and also Premier Promotions and All Star Wrestling; is coming to Power Trip Wrestling FIRST and will be looking to make an impact! Coming along with him is FWF Heavyweight Champion Dr Gangreen, and more information on the pair can be found at www.fwf-wrestling.be.

Here's all the information you need about the show, as PTW live up to their show title as usual; as we're "Pushing Limits"....

What & When:

Power Trip Wrestling present "Pushing Limits," Saturday 1st March 2008.


Putteridge Recreation Centre
Putteridge Road,
LU2 8HJ.


Doors Open 6pm, Show Starts 6.30pm.


Adults £8, Children £5, Family of Four £20. Reserve tickets for the show on 07856 164285, or at info@powertripwrestling.co.uk.

The Matches!:

Main Event 1: PTW Heavyweight Title On The Line! 3 Countries Collide!
PTW Heavyweight Champion Shabazz (England) VS Micken (Scotland) VS "The Bull" Roberto Lequimez (Belgium)

Main Event 2: PTW Cruiserweight Title On The Line!
G 'The Ghetto Superstar (c) VS Seb Drea VS Geraden VS 'UK Rocker' Shannon Hammer

Main Event 3: Team PTW vs Team CWL
(Team PTW) Paul McSherry, 'Exotic' Leo Dekker, Kyle Kraze w/Peter Staniforth
VS (Team CWL) Mr Portugal, Jay Cool, Mikey The Pikey w/Dan Edge


FWF Heavyweight Champion Dr Gangreen VS 'Exotic' Leo Dekker

Lucian & Brian Braddock VS Ricky 'The Dreamboat' Regis & Frantastic

Al-Jihad VS Rich N' Famous

Beer Fuelled Violence VS Wilde London (Craig London & JK Wilde)

'The Dark Angel' Mayhem w/Dan Edge VS 'The White Light' Kevin Carter w/Aphrodite


www.powertripwrestling.co.uk - Official PTW Website

www.rmhphotography.co.uk - PTW's Official Photographer

www.thesquaredcircle.co.uk - PTW's Main Sponsor

www.myspace.com/power_trip_wrestling - PTW on MySpace

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ise Blu Equity Corp. Announces Agreement To Purchase MMA Promoter Masters Of The Cage, Inc.

Courtesy of Ise Blu Equity Corp.:

ORLANDO, FL--(February 27, 2008) - Ise Blu Equity Corp. (PINKSHEETS: ISBL) announced today that it has agreed to terms for the purchase of Masters of the Cage, Inc. (MOTC), an MMA fight promotions company based in Oklahoma City, OK. MOTC has produced/promoted 17 MMA shows in the last sixteen months.

The agreement calls for MOTC to produce nine shows at 1,200 to 1,800 seat facilities and nine shows at facilities seating up to 5,000 in the next twelve months beginning in April 2008. Revenue from these shows comes from ticket sales at an average price of $40 per seat plus advertising, television and merchandise sales. Historically, these sorts of shows have produced 100% profits on the investment.

"We are pleased to have our first acquisition be such a credible operation with a successful track record," Brett Stevens, Fight Co President, said. "Fight Co is excited about this acquisition and the immediate growth it affords the company," he continued.

"MMA is an aggressive sport that requires strong assertive management for rapid sustainable growth. The management of MOTC is extremely pleased to be associated with such management and the opportunities that it affords MOTC for growth," Michael Dillon, President of MOTC said.

Fight Co expects to sign at least fifty fighters because of the agreement with MOTC. Plans are in the works for additional purchases so that we can use our group of fighters to their capacity.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained in this release that are not historical, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to certain delays and risks detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ise Blu Equity Corp.


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Total Nonstop Action results from TV tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on February 26: Kevin Nash over A.J. Styles in a street fight match; Curry Man won a sixteen-man battle royal; Tomko over Samoa Joe in a first blood match; Rhino over Judas Mesias; Awesome Kong over Salinas; and Christian Cage over Kurt Angle in a six sides of steel match. (Rich Tate)

Florida Championship Wrestling results from February 26 at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL: Mighty Mikey over Sheamus; Hade Vansen & Big Rob over T.J. Wilson & Gabe Tuft; in a bra and panties match, Victoria over Nattie Neidhart; Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley over Brad Allen & Nic Nemeth; Heath Miller & Steve Lewington over the FCW Florida Tag Team Champion Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon) by disqualification in a title match; Jake Hager over Rycklon to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title; and a lights out match featuring Afa versus Ted DiBiase, Jr., was ruled a no contest. Click here for a full report. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Alan Wojcik)

All-Star Wrestling Network's Adrenaline drew a crowd of 65 at the WrestlePlex in Fort Valley, GA. After forcing AWN CEO Mike Money to re-sign the rematch, Chic Donovan regained the AWN Heavyweight championship from Bill The Kid. In a tag team title match, Danny Horne and Paul Warfield defeated The Slaughter Pit by DQ. In a 2 out of 3 falls match, where the loser must wear a dress until he wins again, Tommy 2 Much defeated Ash. The Georgia Cowboy defeated Iron Will. Q-Ball and Leon Michaels defeated Brokishi and J.J. Flash by DQ. In an inter-gender match, Demenchia defeated The Underfaker. J.D. Nelson was the referee for all of the matches. (Brian Slack)

On March 21 at the National Guard Armory in Phenix City, AL, at 7:30, the Independent Wrestling Network will be in action. In the main event, Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell will be taking on the Super Destroyer; Mr Hughes versus The Wrestler; Southside Trash member Rowdy w/Mike Money will take on Scotty Blaze; in tag action, KI Elite faces off against Amien Rios and Frankie Valentine; Southside Trash member Raunchy w/Mike Money versus Adryen; Maniac Mike Pain w/Prince Rhumma versus Paul Warfield; and Kid Ego versus Jonathan Davis. Tickets are $12 for ringside, $10 for general and $5 for kids under 10. On March 22, the IWN will be at the WrestlePlex Arena in Fort Valley, GA, with bell time being at 7:30. The main event will be Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell versus "The Shooter" Vordell Walker; Southside Trash w/Mike Money will face the team of Scotty Blaze and Frankie Valentine; in a grudge match, Mr. Hughes takes on The Wrestler; Big Daddy w/Mike Money versus Ron Stalker; Prince Rhumma versus Bronco Bryan; and Jonathan Davis versus Amien Rios. Tickets are $12 for ringside, $10 for general and $5 for kids under 10. (Brian Slack)


Click here for a report on the February 23 broadcast of Southern All-Star Wrestling. (Larry Goodman)

William Hatfield recently interviewed Mike Quackenbush for the Wrestling Hotseat. Click here to listen. (Rich Tate)

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

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Dean Detton. He was 49.


1940: Dan O’Connor defeated Roland Kirchmeyer in the main event at Loew’s Grand Theatre for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoters Bill Hartman and Thad Holt. Hartman had assisted Henry Weber and Frank Speer in years past and had been a successful Atlanta businessman for about thirteen years when he began promoting professional wrestling after Tom McCarthy stopped running cards.

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

1951: Ginger the Bear defeated Bobby Lane in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. The Golden Terror defeated Tom Mahoney in the semi-main event.

1959: Paul Anderson defeated Don Lee in the main event at the Larry Bell Auditorium in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell. Also, Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy defeated Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle.

1962: The Assassins defeated Eddie Graham & Rito Carreon to retain the US Tag Team Title at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1963: A main event match featuring Chief Little Eagle versus the Bat (Joe Tomasso) was ruled a no contest at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1968: Mr. Wrestling defeated Dr. M, managed by Jack Crawford, in a main event loser unmasks match at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. As part of the stipulation, Dr. M was forced to unmask following the match, and was identified as El Mongol. Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Chris Tolos & Hans Schmidt by disqualification in the semi-main event.

1970: Wilbur Snyder defeated Nick Bockwinkel in the main event at the Paul Jones Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins in the semi-main event. The match was originally supposed to be the Bockwinkel challenging Doug Gilbert for the Georgia Heavyweight Title, but with the champion injured, Snyder challenged Bockwinkel to a rematch. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. The program for this card mentioned that fans had started a petition to have the Assassins removed as Georgia Tag Team Champions because of their actions in injuring Gilbert on February 20, 1970. It urged fans to add their names to the list.

1973: We do not have results for this match, but Bob Ellis was schedule to defend the WWA Heavyweight Title against Ox Baker in the main event at the Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta for All-South Wrestling Alliance promoter Ann Gunkel. The scheduled semi-main event was Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo versus Rock Hunter & Assassin #2.

1973: We do not know for sure who they defeated, but the Super Infernos, managed by J.C. Dykes, won a one-night tournament for the Macon Tag Team Title at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Other teams that participated were Bob Armstrong & Jerry Oates, Chati Yokuchi & Fuji, Bill Dromo & Koa Tiki, Tank Morgan & Tarzan Tyler, Victor Rivera & El Sicodelico, Jack Evans & the Destroyer, Arman Hussein & Pantera Negra, Sputnik & Rocket Monroe, Jerry Valentine & Butcher Brannigan, Pat O’Brien & Mr. Wrestling #2, and Norvel Austin & Bob Orton, Jr. Also, the Fabulous Moolah defeated Vicky Williams to retain the Women’s World Title.

1976: Although we know the title did not change hands, we are uncertain of the results of an advertised main event title match featuring NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk versus Abdullah the Butcher at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Stan Stasiak, Moondog Mayne & the Spoiler defeated Bob Armstrong, Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 in the semi-main event. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Also, Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Rip Hawk, and Bob Backlund defeated Tony Charles. Les Thornton defeated Ken Mantell, while Rick Martel and Ervin Smith wrestled to a draw in the opener.

1978: We do not have results for this match, but a main event featuring Stan Hansen versus Dusty Rhodes was advertised at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 were scheduled to defend the Georgia Tag Team Title against Ole & Lars Anderson in the semi-main event.

1980: Harley Race defeated Wahoo McDaniel by countout to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Columbus Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Kevin Sullivan, Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol, Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., in the semi-main event. Also, Lars Anderson defeated Dutch Mantell, and Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff, managed by Rock Hunter, defeated Ray Candy & Bill Dromo. Baron Von Raschke defeated Genichiro Tenryu in the opener.

1982: We do not have results for this match, but Tommy Rich was scheduled to defend the National Heavyweight Title against Ole Anderson at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Bob Armstrong versus Roddy Piper was the advertised semi-main event, and there was to be a bullrope match featuring Ron Bass versus Jimmy Garvin.

1983: Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff in the main event at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Bruiser Brody and Abdullah the Butcher wrestled to a draw in the semi-main event. Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer and Stan Hansen & the Masked Superstar wrestled to a draw. Also, Paul Orndorff defeated the Assassin (Jody Hamilton), and Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik. In addition, Brian Blair, Ray Candy & Tito Santana defeated the Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin) & the Moondogs. J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

1987: Barry Windham & Jimmy Garvin defeated Bobby Eaton & Arn Anderson in the main event at the Albany Civic Center for Jim Crockett Promotions. Arn Anderson defeated Brad Armstrong in the semi-main event.

WWE To Committee: Unfair and Inaccurate

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn.--(February 27, 2008)--World Wrestling Entertainment issued a statement from Chairman Vince McMahon concerning comments made at today’s Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC.

Any suggestion made today by Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that I or my organization, WWE, have been uncooperative or that I have in any way “flipped [my] finger” at the Committee by not accepting its invitation to testify today is inaccurate and unfair. The WWE has provided over 3,000 pages of documents and cooperated with all requests from the Committee, as we have with similar requests from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The first and only response to our cooperation from the Committee on Energy and Commerce was an invitation to testify at today’s hearing sent to me by Congressman Rush on January 23, 2008. In that letter, he clearly states that I have the right, according to House rules, to be accompanied by my own counsel. I responded to the invitation to testify by declining for that very reason. My attorney of 20 years, Jerry McDevitt, is unavailable because he is currently representing another client on trial in Pittsburgh, PA (U.S. vs. Cyril Wecht). Since I sent my letter of declination 30 days ago, there had been no response from the Committee until today’s unfair and inaccurate comments made by members of the Committee. Despite this, as I pledged in my January 28, 2008 letter to the Committee, I remain willing to cooperate fully with the Committee's inquiry.

WWE has provided two attachments that include WWE Letter of Declination to Chairman Rush and Chairman Rush’s Invitation to Vince McMahon to Testify.

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Florida Championship Wrestling 2/26/08 Results From New Port Richey

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik:

(1) Mighty Mikey defeated Sheamus.

(2) "South City Thriller" Hade Vansen & Big Rob defeated "The Stampede Kid" TJ Wilson & Gabe Tuft.

(3) In a Diva’s Bra & Panties match, Victoria Crawford defeated Nattie Neidhart.

(4) In a # 1 contenders match, "The Thoroughbreds" Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley defeated "The Natural" Nic Nemeth & "The Campus Legend" Brad Allen.

(5) "Handsome" Heath Miller & "Sterling" Steve Lewington (w/ WWE Superstar Dave Taylor) defeated FCW Tag Team champions "The Puerto Rican Nightmares" (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon w/ Miss Angela) via DQ.

(6) FCW Florida Heavyweight champion Jake Hager defeated Rycklon.

(7) In a Non Sanctioned Revenge Match, Afa Jr. and Ted DiBiase Jr. fought to a no contest.

After a huge event at the JCC Arena, Florida Championship Wrestling held its weekly Tuesday event at Bourbon Street Night Club, 4331 US 19N in New Port Richey.

(1) Mighty Mikey defeated Sheamus.

Sheamus went right on the attack driving Mikey to a corner and laying in some boots followed by a clothesline for two. Sheamus raked Mikey’s eyes across the top rope then used it to choke him but Mikey fired back with chest chops only to have his eyes raked. Sheamus took Mikey down into a back stretch but Mikey fought to his feet only to be hit in the lower back with several forearms. Mikey was hit with a back suplex for two so Sheamus went to a neck vise submission. Mikey fought out and went for a sunset flip but Sheamus fought out and hit a suplex for two. Frustration began to show as Sheamus hit Mikey with punches and chops followed by a corner whip for two. Sheamus went back to the stretch submission and Mikey fought out but his back gave when he went to slam Sheamus. So Sheamus slammed him and missed a second rope leg. Mikey went up and didn’t miss a plancha to get the pinfall win.

(2) "South City Thriller" Hade Vansen & Big Rob defeated "The Stampede Kid" TJ Wilson & Gabe Tuft.

Vansen and Tuft began the match with some chain wrestling but when Vansen pulled Tuft’s hair to keep control of a side headlock, all friendliness went out the door. Tuft and Vansen traded front facelocks but when Wilson tagged in Vansen ran to tag in Big Rob who shoved Wilson to a neutral corner on a lockup. Rob also powered out of a side headlock and Wilson ended up on the mat after a shoulder tackle. Wilson needed to think fast of a way to get control and he tried with a front facelock but Rob deposited him on the top rope. Wilson got down and dropkicked Rob on his kneecap. Tuft tagged in and went right to work on the knee with a step over toehold. Rob was able to escape and as the referee was busy getting Wilson out of the ring, Tuft was kicked to the ropes where Vansen kicked him in the back. Vansen and Rob made several tags wearing down Tuft but couldn’t get the pin or submission. Tuft got an opening when he pushed Vansen off with his legs and tagged in Wilson who leveled Vansen with a Northern Light Suplex but Rob save his partner and Wilson was pinned after a press slam.

(3) In a Diva’s Bra & Panties match, Victoria Crawford defeated Nattie Neidhart.

This was self explanatory; someone was going to be stripped to their well you know. Early in the bout Crawford lost her top and wasn’t happy so she kicked Neidhart in the head. Crawford used Neidhart’s hair to choke her against the ropes as she took off Neidhart’s top. Crawford went for a suplex but Neidhart slid off and was close to pulling down pants when Crawford kicked her. Neidhart got the pants once more but Crawford backed her to a corner and after a kick to the throat went for a corner charge but missed. Neidhart went for a backward roll but Crawford held onto Neidhart’s waist and came to her feet with pants in hand. Neidhart quickly got to her feet and beat Crawford down to the mat but the bell and clothes had already come off to end the match.

(4) In a # 1 contenders match, "The Thoroughbreds" Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley defeated "The Natural" Nic Nemeth & "The Campus Legend" Brad Allen.

Before the match Nemeth complained to FCW President Steve Keirn how they should be the champions not fighting to get a shot at the Puerto Rican Nightmares. Nemeth and Allen then made jaws drop when they introduced their new lady friend, Playboy cover girl Taryn Terrell. Kiley & Curtis seemed more focused on the match than the new addition to the fraternity and they beat down Nemeth with several power moves. Nemeth tried to slow down the momentum by jawing with the fans and it briefly worked until he was hit with a drop toehold. Allen tagged in but was hit with a backdrop and locked in an armbar. The Thoroughbreds were in total control until Terrell grabbed hold of Kiley’s ankle. That allowed Allen to hit Kiley from behind and drive him to the floor where Nemeth punched him. Nemeth and Allen made several tags wearing down Kiley’s ribs and back. But nothing they did made Kiley submit nor could they keep him pinned. But Nemeth made a tactical error and allowed Kiley to get too close to his corner and Curtis came in to take over on both his opponents. Allen got his beer helmet from Terrell and was ready to hit Curtis but Nemeth’s shoulder tackle missed Curtis and sent Allen to the floor. This allowed Curtis to roll up Nemeth for the pinfall.

It was time for the one and only HANDSOME HEATH’S HAPPY HOUR. FCW Southern Heavyweight champion "Handsome" Heath Miller’s guest was his current tag team partner "Sterling" Steve Lewington.

Both of them were ticked off about the end result of the FCW Florida Tag Team championship match and went back to their loss to WWE Tag Team champions John Morrison and the Miz at the Florida State Fair event. In both instances he blamed the loss on the Puerto Rican Nightmares. They said they had a new advisor to get them to the championships, British wrestling legend and WWE Superstar Dave Taylor.

(5) "Handsome" Heath Miller & "Sterling" Steve Lewington (w/ WWE Superstar Dave Taylor) defeated FCW Tag Team champions "The Puerto Rican Nightmares" (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon w/ Miss Angela) via DQ.

The Nightmares didn’t seem to care that Taylor was on the opposite side of the ring and began the match with Colon trading chops with Lewington. Colon fought off Lewington hitting a huricurana and a forward roll into a pin for two. Lewington hit a corner whip but his forearm missed the mark. But Miller was able to tag in only to be locked in an armbar. Perez made his way in and tried to remove Miller’s arm for his torso. He nearly succeeded but Miller hit a snapmare and a kick to the neck of Perez before tagging Lewington back in. Perez and Colon went back to work on Lewington’s upper body but that stopped when Taylor and Angela had words on the floor. Perez and the referee were distracted and missed the double team Hot Shot that left Colon on the mat holding his neck. Colon survived several minutes of double and triple team moves and after avoiding Lewington’s dropkick, he tagged in the well rested Perez. Just when it looked like curtains for Miller he was able to get Perez’s bat from Angela. He was ready to use it on Perez when Colon came from behind and took it. The referee was arguing with Taylor and turned around just in time to see Colon use the bat on Miller’s ribs and he called for the bell and the DQ. Taylor argued about the ending but the championships left with Colon & Perez.

(6) FCW Florida Heavyweight champion Jake Hager defeated Rycklon.

It looked like Hager was surprised to be in the ring with someone who could match his strength and he tried to avoid going in that direction with Rycklon. So Hager went to his amateur background with a waistlock but Rycklon countered out and punched Hager in the mouth. Hager went for a single leg takedown but Rycklon kept his base and chased Hager to the floor. The action came back in and then out again as Hager threw Rycklon into the ringpost head first. The action finally came back to the ring where Hager hit Rycklon with punches and kicks to the skull followed by forearm shots. The head shots continued with kicks and punches even as Rycklon tried to fight back. Hager hit a running kneelift but taunted the fans instead of going for the pin. After he was done gloating Hager took Rycklon to the mat with a body stretch and some help from the ropes. The referee caught Hager in the act and demanded a clean break, so Hager gave him one and a bit of a temper tantrum since he couldn’t put Rycklon away with a spinning neckbreaker. Both men fought for control of a suplex but Hager countered into a Russian legsweep for two. Hager hit a belly to belly suplex and went for the gutwrench suplex but Rycklon blocked it and hit a spear that got two. Rycklon laid in the forearm shots to Hager’s jaw and he hit a press slam followed by an elbow for two. Rycklon went for a move but Hager got close to the ropes and with the referee’s view blocked he hit Rycklon in the crotch. Hager went to use the championship belt and then the ring bell to hit Rycklon but the referee stopped him each time. When the referee went to return the ring bell, Hager hit another low blow and pinned Rycklon to retain the championship.

(7) In a Non Sanctioned Revenge Match, Afa Jr. and Ted DiBiase Jr. fought to a no contest.

If you missed last week’s event you missed Afa brutally attack DiBiase Jr. at the conclusion of their tag team tournament match and then Saturday night he laid out Billy Kidman. Needless to say this was not a friendly training match. Afa called DiBiase out on the mic but he didn’t have to wait as DiBiase slid in from the floor and attacked Afa. DiBiase’ ribs were heavily wrapped with tape and an ace bandage but it didn’t slow him down. Afa and DiBiase traded hard hitting blows but when Afa shoved referee Billy Dalton to the mat he called for the bell. So Afa hit him with a superkick. Afa tossed DiBiase to the floor where he hit him with a plancha. The two men brawled all over the night club using anything they could get their hands on as weapons. FCW referees and officials tried to get control of the situation but they had little success. It took the threat of fines and suspensions to get Afa to leave ringside. DiBiase Jr. got in the ring with the ring challenged Afa to any kind of match he could think of. But Afa had no response to DiBiase’s challenge.

On Saturday March 1st FCW returns to the USA Flea Market on US 19 and SR 52 in Port Richey for a 12pm show.

It will be followed by an evening show at Ricochet of Ft. Myers 8pm with ECW Superstar Tommy Dreamer. Ricochet is located at 3853-B Cleveland St in the K-Mart shopping center. Admission is $10 however all guest must be 21 and up unless accompanied by parents or legal guardian. Log onto www.ricochetnightclub.com/index.php for directions from all parts of Florida.

FCW returns to the Jewish Community Center on Saturday March 22nd for an 8pm show.

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

DVD Review: XPW TV: The Complete Second Season

Courtesy of Steve Rockamaniac:

Living on the east coast, I like many others had almost no access to XPW when it was alive and well. Now with Big Vision Entertainment releasing much of the video library on DVD im getting to see exactly what they were all about. Most recently they put out The Complete Second Season of XPW TV. In the past I had been told by those who saw the show to expect a lot of corny humour, especially from the second season as the dvd cover warns you that not many actual wrestling matches took place that season as the company had venue problems and thus couldn’t hold tv tapings. This fact didn’t stop XPW from putting on a full season of TV, instead they turned much of the season into a soap opera featuring their stars as stories of owner Rob Black going crazy, cars being stolen, porn pasts coming back to haunt individuals, and a bitter personal feud nearly turning deadly were all major features of the shows each week, and yes much of it was corny, but in a odd way also entertaining, after all, how many times has wrestling been called a male soap opera?

Season 2 kicks off as XPW was building towards their big 1 year anniversary event “Go Funk Yourself” which was headlined by challenger Terry Funk taking on champion Sabu. Owner Rob Black and his army was in the midst of a crusade to get the title off of Sabu and his manager Josh Lazy, and had called in a favor to “Uncle Eric” Bischoff over in WCW to lend Terry Funk to him in hopes of accomplishing that goal. The sub plot to this was the ever decreasing mental status of Rob Black who would often be found in a bathrobe in the streets, asking his magic 8 ball for answers, or talking to a “negro claus”.

During the season, Black would need to step out of character on a couple of occasions, most importantly when the ECW/XPW incident went down and a brawl ensued between the two companies in the parking lot of a ECW PPV event. Black goes on a personal shoot on Paul Heyman revealing the lawsuit Heyman had tried to send Black’s way accusing him of using Sabu when he is under contract to ECW and that Black had stolen the name “extreme”. As you can tell Season 2 is Rob Black TV, much of the show involves him, in fact, there is also side stories such as his wife, Lizzy Borden’s car being stolen by White Trash Johnny Webb, and Rob Black has to take care of getting it back, which involves him dealing with a mob boss who Webb had pawned the car off to.

When the soap opera isnt playing out, you do get to see a few solid matches from the time period, including the aforementioned battle between Sabu and Terry Funk, also a sick deathmatch between Supreme and The Messiah, as well as matches featuring stars such as Tracy Smothers, Nosawa, White Trash Johnny Webb, The late great Dynamite D and his never ending imitations of wrestlers popular in the 80’s and much much more.

There are full match DVD extras included in this set as well, one of which features a younger Christopher Daniels taking on Donovan Morgan. Also The late great Big Dick Dudley vs Damien 666 vs Johnny Webb, Homeless Jimmy vs Supreme, Michael Modest vs Carlito Montana and “Good Times with Guido” the ring announcer (which is kind of a useless extra but whatever) and

After watching the nearly 11 hours of content in this DVD boxset, I must say it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. If your gonna pick up this DVD your probobly best to watch the first season as well because you maybe a little lost in the first few episodes of the second season, but if you love the idea of a corny wrestling soap opera, mixing in some actual wrestling action here and there then you’ll probobly like XPW TV. I am one who falls in that category and because of that I found the show slightly addictive and was able to watch most of it in one shot cause I wanted to find out what was happening next.

XPW: The Complete Second Season DVD is now available from Big Vision Entertainment for 24.99$. For more information check out www.bvdvd.com or www.thexpw.com And to read my previous reviews of Big Vision and other wrestling dvd’s head on over to www.maineventradio.com/reviews.htm