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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Notes From WWE's FCW event in Temple Terrace, FL

Please credit Alan J. Wojcik of http://alanwojcik.com if used, thanks.

On Saturday June 30, 2007 WWE’s Florida Championship Wrestling held their second event. It was held at the Temple Terrace Recreational Center, 6610 E. Whiteway Drive in Temple Terrace, FL.

(1) “The Puerto Rican Nightmare” Eric Perez defeated Dan Rodman.

Rodman tried to play mind games with Perez, slapping him in the chest on a clean corner break. On the next corner break Rodman went for a right hand punch but only it air as Perez moved and hit an armdrag takeover but Rodman went to the ropes. Rodman scrambled to the roped and on the break Perez got him in a headlock takeover. Again Rodman went to the ropes for the break. On the lockup Perez got another side headlock takeover but Rodman’s body was so long he got the ropes with his legs. Perez switched his attack to a hammerlock but Rodman escaped only to miss an elbow drop which led to another side headlock takeover. Rodman got out and shot Perez off but Rodman dropped expecting Perez to run over. Instead Perez dropped into a side headlock. Both men fought for control of an overhand wristlock but when Rodman complained of a hair pull, he moved the referee so he could pull Perez’s hair and hit a clothesline. Rodman used his power advantage to work over Perez’s back and also some chokes on the ropes. Perez reversed an Irish whip and went for a dropkick But Rodman grabbed the ropes to stop his momentum. Rodman kept working the back with a bearhug that nearly got a submission but Perez fought out with punches and kicks but Rodman hit him with a sideslam. Rodman went for a waistlock but Perez used momentum to take both men to the corner and get the rollover pinfall win.

(2) Keith Walker and Ryck Lon defeated Team Elite (Mike Knox & Derrick Neikirk).

Lon and Neikirk started out with Lon using his strength to toss Neikirk around and using the referee’s count to his advantage. Neikirk used quickness to avoid a corner splash and hit a belly to belly suplex that sent Lon to the floor to regroup. This meant Walker tagging in but getting taken down by a legsweep from Neikirk. Knox tagged in and laid in some chops before taking Walker down to the mat. The Team Elite advantage went well with several tags but came to a screeching halt when Walker tossed Neikirk to the floor and the ring post shoulder first. Lon and Walker made several tags working over the injured arm but not getting a pin or submission from Neikirk. Team Elite was close to a tag but Walker knocked Knox to the floor so he couldn’t tag in. Somehow Neikirk survived and made the tag to the well rested Knox who came in ready to fight. Knox slammed Lon and hit a standing splash but got two, even though the timekeeper felt it was three. Lon and Walker used this controversy to get a pinfall win.

(3) In a ladies match refereed by Krissy Vaine, Nattie Neidhart defeated Shantelle Taylor.

In case you wondered, yes she is the daughter of Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart. Both ladies squared off with a series of moves that led Neidhart to try for the Sharpshooter but Taylor got to her feet. Neidhart used a hand full of hair to drive Taylor’s face into the mat before hitting a chest chop. Neidhart hit a slam and got two which only made her angry and led to a momentary cat fight situation. Neidhart blocked a kick and sent Taylor to the mat in a split. This set up another attempt at the Sharpshooter but Taylor countered into a small package for two. Both ladies collided mid ring and scrambled to their feet to hold a forearm shiver contest but Taylor hit a series of clotheslines and a running knee but got two. Taylor and Vaine argued over a possible slow count and it nearly cost Taylor the match as Neidhart hit a facebuster for two. This led to an argument between Neidhart and Vaine. When Neidhart turned around she got hit with a Chick Kick but Vaine refused to count the pin. Neidhart regained her senses and rolled up Taylor for a fast counted pinfall win.

(4) In a “Triple Threat” match, 2006 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup competitor “Stampede Kid” TJ Wilson defeated Afa Anoai of the Samoan Fight Club and G-Rilla.

I don’t think Wilson and Anoai together weighed as much as G-Rilla and Anoai tried to form an alliance with Wilson. It lased all of five seconds as he allowed Smith to run right into G-Rilla who tossed Wilson to the floor. Anoai had no choice but to lock up with G-Rilla who escaped a waistlock and a headlock sending Anoai to the floor as Wilson came in. Wilson tried to take G-Rilla’s legs out but Anoai came back in and attacked Wilson with a bodyslam. For a moment Anoai and G-Rilla worked together to work over Wilson’s back but as before, Anoai broke the deal attacking G-Rilla from behind. Wilson fought back trying to take G-Rilla to the corner but G-Rilla took Wilson up with a bodyslam as Anoai used the dreaded Samoan headbutt to get control. Instead G-Rilla hit a clothesline that sent Anoai to the floor. Wilson tried to attack but it backfired as G-Rilla slammed him but his power bomb was stopped when Anoai hit him with a superkick. Wilson recovered and hit Anoai with a springboard headscissor and a slingshot legdrop to the apron. This allowed G-Rilla to recover and he tossed Wilson to the floor but Wilson caught the ropes and hit a springboard dropkick for two. Wilson hit two forearms but when he went to the ropes for momentum, Anoai held the ropes open and Wilson went to the floor. Somehow Anoai hit G-Rilla with a Samoan Drop and a top rope frog splash but couldn’t get the pin as the move knocked the wind out of his body. Wilson waited on the apron for Anoai to get to his feet and hit a springboard into a sunset flip to win the hard fought bout.

(5) Kofi Kingston defeated Johnny Curtis.

Kingston and Curtis traded takeovers but Kingston held on for an armbar but Curtis immediately went to the ropes for the break. Kingston got Curtis in a hammerlock but it was reversed only to have Kingston reverse the hold into a mat based hammerlock. Kingston dropped a knee on the arm but Curtis got to his feet only to be hit with two armdrags and a hip toss. Curtis backed to a corner and used Kingston’s tights for leverage as he sent Kingston face first into the bottom turnbuckle. Curtis used every dirty trick he could think of to take control of the match, from chokes on the ropes to hair pulling. Curtis took Kingston down into a body scissor but released the hold to inflict more punishment but it backfired as Kingston hit armdrag. Kingston countered out of a back suplex and hit a dropkick and stopped a corner move with an elbow to Curtis’ jaw. Kingston hit several palm strikes to the chest and hit ten punches in the corner. Kingston hit a Thunderbolt Patterson finisher and a legdrop but got two. Kingston hit a top rope splash but the momentum allowed Curtis to pin Kingston with his feet on the ropes. But Dr. Tom Pritchard told the referee that the feet were on the ropes and ordered the match be restarted. It didn’t go long as Kingston won via pinfall after hitting a spinning leg lariat.

(6) Southern Heavyweight champion Harry Smith vs. “Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne (w/Heath Wallace Miller Esq.)

Before the match Osborne demanded the fans cheer for him, of course this led to the fan reining boos on him and his manager. Miller also took some time to insult the fans and Smith. Smith did his talking in the ring with armdrags and hiptosses which kept Osborne on the defensive. Smith hit several moves but refused to release Osborne’s left arm. Osborne avoided a corner move and went up top but Smith took him back to the mat with an armdrag into an armbar submission hold. Osborne got to the ropes and on a lock up, grabbed Smith in a headlock and punched him in the face. Osborne tossed Smith to the floor where Miller got involved before Osborne came out to slam Smith’s back against the ring apron. Back in the ring Osborne kept attacking the back with a body stretch submission hold. Smith fought to his feet and tried to reverse the hold but instead kneed Osborne in the gut. Osborne blocked a kick and locked Smith in a sleeper hold, which nearly got him the title but Smith fought to his feet. Smith ducked a punch and hit Osborne with a back suplex but both men struggled to their feet. Smith blocked several punches as he hit Osborne with several. Smith hit a bodyslam and two dropkicks followed by a powerslam for two. Smith had Osborne up for the Running Powerslam but Osborne slid off and hit a neckbreaker for two. Smith got an inside cradle for two but Osborne got to his feet first hitting a clothesline. Osborne went for a running knee to the corner but Smith moved and hit the Davey Boy Smith Running Powerslam to retain the title. After the match the fans let Osborne know they thought he sucked.

(7) In the main event, Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated Doink the Clown.

At the bell Duggan refused to put down his trusty 2x4 until Doink put down his rubber chicken. Finally we got to action as both men fought for control of a collar-elbow tie up. Doink got in a kneelift but Duggan got in three clotheslines that sent Doink to the floor. Doink came back in and Duggan offered a free punch but Duggan blocked it and hit several right hand punches of his own sending Doink to the floor once more. Doink came back in and saw a backdrop coming so he kicked Duggan in the chest and began a series of Greco-roman choke holds risking a DQ. Duggan fought out of a rear chinlock but ran right into another kneelift from Doink. Doink locked in the chinlock again, putting all his weight on Duggan’s neck. Once again Duggan used the crowd’s energy to get a boost of adrenaline to fight up to his feet. Duggan blocked a corner move and hit Doink with ten punches to the head. Duggan threw Doink to a neutral corner and hit his patented football clothesline to win.

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New match added for UFC 75

According to both UFCJunkie.com and MMA Weekly's rumors section, you can add a Light Heavyweight bout to the September 9 card in London. The bout will be between Alessio Sakara and Houston Alexander.

I love Houston Alexander so thumbs up for this.

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TNA iMPACT Rating for 06/28/2007

The show did a 1.2/1.9 for the show with the Kurt Angle Vs. Rhino Vs. Christian Cage match spanning the entire episode. Seeing quarter hours would be interesting but alas I have not.

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Wife of Wrestler who died young speaks out about the Business

Debbie Fernandez, wife of the late Ray "Hercules" Fernandez has written This piece about the wrestling industry.

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FSPW "Summer Heat IV" Next Saturday in Sarasota!

From the offices of Damien Christopher International and Fighting Spirit Pro Wrestling:

Our next event is SUMMER HEAT IV to be held on Saturday July 7th at Gallery Billiards 1925 Northgate Blvd. in Sarasota, Florida. Belltime 5pm, all tickets are $8. Here is the entire lineup, which can change without notice:

FSPW champion Jason Sensation vs. #1 contender Ray Beez

FSPW Florida champion VA Hampton vs. BoneZ the Cutthroat

Special Challenge Match
“Fire Breathing Monster” Torcher vs. Lou Cypher of the Fed Up North (w/ F.U.N. Lawyer John Q.)

FSPW Tag Team champions Barney Rumble & Deathrow Jethro vs. La Familia Latina (“Hardcore Conquistador” Tony, Papi Catracho & El Jugador)

George Rodriguez vs. Mark Zout of the Fed Up North (w/F.U.N. Lawyer John Q)

CIA members Son of Sicily & Stone Cates (w/James T. Micco) vs. Ominus Prime & Austin

Pretty Fly vs. James Morrison of Fed Up north (w/F.U.N. Lawyer John Q)

We will see you on July 7th. Remember FSPW already has secured August 4th at the same venue. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT GALLERY BILLIARDS, OR DELIVERED FREE OF CHARGE TO LOCAL AREA BY CALLING 941-580-0112. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.FSPWONLINE.COM OR CALL OUR TICKET NUMBER ABOVE. If you have any questions log onto the FSPW website link below or contact Damien directly at Damien_Christopher1974@yahoo.com

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ACW Celebrates the 4th Early on Tuesday Night!!

American Combat Wrestling
Tuesday July 3rd
Bourbon St Night Club
4331 US19N in New Port Richey, FL
$5 admission with $.25 drafts all night

Due to last week’s main event stipulation
ACW Unified Heavyweight champion “Rough House” Ralph Mosca gets five minutes alone with New Movement spokesperson George Martel

Rematch ordered by the Championship Committee!
ACW Tag Team champions Delta Iota Kappa (Sedrick Strong & “Candizzle Dream” Joshua Masters w/Fetish) vs. Nooie Lee & Shayne Swift

ACW Cruiserweight champion Jaison Moore vs. Suicide

“The G.O.A.T” David Mercury of the New Movement vs. Ray Beez

Damien Angel vs. Austin Amadeus of the New Movement

“Raging Bull” Eddie Taurus of the New Movement vs. Stash

The New Movement requested we post the following:

The New Movement has established their own MySpace account at the following location: www.myspace.com/thegangthatbangs

Remember ACW is back online, so log onto www.acwflorida.com for information on our events at Bourbon Street Night Club. You can watch previous ACW shows on www.combat-tv.com. Like live music, then check out www.clubbourbonstreet.com for info on upcoming concerts like Stormbringer, Jimmy’s Chicken Shack, Suede, Walls of Echoes and Erocktica.

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Pro Wrestling Syndicate returns to Garfield, NJ 9/7

PWS Newsdesk 6/27/07

What happened to Chris Hero ?
So just who is the PWS Commissioner ?

PWS News Desk received this shocking memo late last night;
"I'm here in Atlantic City now with Chris Hero laughing up a storm as our flawless plan has played out perfectly. Because Chris Hero was not in Garfield NJ today, Samoa Joe set his attentions on Eddie Kingston. And as Eddie Kingston and Samoa Joe beat the holy hell out of each other today we were here lounging by the pool. But hey Kingston we'll see you in Garfield on September 7. Oh and Niles, nice hair! Did you think for a second that Talia didn't tell me that you were going to be Brutus' mystery opponent? Surprise, us 'butchers' stick together."
-PWS Commissioner,
Necro Butcher

So with Necro Butcher in control of PWS, anything can and WILL happen within the PWS!

Pro Wrestling Syndicate returns to The Boys & Girls Club on 490 Midland Ave in Garfield, NJ on Friday night September 7. Doors open at 7pm.

Already announced:

Commissioner Necro Butcher and his right hand man Chris Hero will be in tag team action against Eddie Kingston and a partner of his choosing in a NQ DQ MATCH!!

Other stars scheduled to appear include Justin Credible, Michael Sane, Steve Monsta Mack, Trent Acid, Niles Young, Jason Blade, The Zombie, and Reckless Youth!

More huge names TBA in the coming days.

* Card Subject to Change

*This PWS event is run in association with NWS*

Tickets are available NOW online at www.prowrestlingsyndicate.com or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/17223. Tickets will be mailed directly to you!

Ringside $25 ($30 at the door)
Rows 2-5 $20 ($25 at the door)
General Admission $10 ($15 at the door)

Keep up with Pro Wrestling Syndicate at www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com and www.Myspace.com/ProWrestlingSyndicate
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WSU Girls Return on 7/14: First Champ to be Crowned/More!!!

WSU Womens Division Returns on 7/14!

WSU Presents Its Third All Girls Event
When: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 8PM Belltime
Where: The ECPW Wrestling School
87-A Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Tickets: $7 Preorder/$10 the day of the show

WSU Womens Division To Crown First Ever Champion!

Saturday, July 14th will be a historic day for WSU, as WSU crowns the first ever WSU Womens Champion! Due to all the heated action in WSU, matches will be taking place as scheduled, but there will be a catch- every singles match winner will be placed in the first ever Womens Suicidal Six-Way Match, with the first wrestler to score a pinfall or submission becoming the first ever WSU Womens Champion!

Here are the six qualifying matches, with the six winners wrestling in the main event of the show for the WSU Womens Championship!

Alicia vs Becky Bayless II

Amy Lee vs Alere Little Feather

Daffney vs Nikki Roxx

Amber vs Mia Love

Alexa Thatcher vs Barbie

Luna Vachon vs Mystery Opponent!

Also taking place on the show is a special tag team match with The Diva Killaz vs The Soul Sisters!

The six qualifying matches are full of emotion. Alicia & Becky Bayless had a bloody match on the 3/3 show. While Alicia won that match, Becky Bayless sent Luna Vachon to take Alicia out on 5/5. Alicia was able to get by Luna but left seriously bruised and battered. Now on 7/14, Becky Bayless, after missing the 5/5 show for intense training will return to the squared circle to get her revenge on the self-proclaimed queen of Jersey, Alicia.

Things have been hot and fiery between Alere Little Feather & Amy Lee. On 3/3, Amy Lee cut a profanity laced obscene promo, questioning the girls in WSU. The 18 year veteran than took it upon herself to wipe out the Diva Killaz single handedly. Alere Little Feather took offense and tried taking on Amy Lee, only to find out that this wasn't going to be David vs Goliath. After being suspended due to her actions and f-bomb tirades, Amy Lee returns to WSU and Alere looks forward to the challenge. On 5/5, Alere defeated the larger Della'Morte in a match to prepare vs Amy Lee. Now, on 7/14
there is much more on the line than their personal issues, as the winner will move on to the match to crown the first ever WSU Womens Champion!

Daffney vs Nikki Roxx is a special attraction match WSU is putting on. Both have expressed their interest in WSU and would like nothing better than to walk away with the WSU Womens title. Daffney, who is coming off a loss to Talia on 3/3 looks to get on the winning track on 7/14 as she battles newcomer Nikki Roxx. Both competitors are pysched for the match and with a chance to become WSU Womens Champion, the stakes have beeen considerably raised.

Luna Vachon will be in the house on 7/14. Coming off a loss to Alicia on 5/5, Luna looks to add more gold to her resume, in the shape of the WSU Womens title. Luna has put out an open challenge on 7/14. Many girls on the WSU roster want nothing to do with Luna after the way Luna destroyed Alicia on 5/5, but with an open contract and the chance to become the first ever WSU Womens champion, you can expect someone big to answer the challenge. Luna welcomes all comers. However, one must wonder what's going to happen with both Luna and Alicia in the same building as Luna has vowed her revenge on Alicia.

Two other qualifying matches take place on 7/14. Both Amber, Mia Love, Alexa Thatcher & Barbie have the chance to become WSU Womens Champion. All four realize they are the underdogs on this show and look to make a huge upset on 7/14. It wouldn't be the first time for Alexa Thatcher, who won the NWS Womens J-Cup last year. Amber is coming off a recent loss to Alicia, which took place on 6/23. Amber held her own and despite losing, has built up alot of confidence. Barbie & Mia Love, who are no strangers to WSU look to make their mark and will look out to upset everyone and win WSU Womens gold!

The Diva Killaz will also take on the Soul Sisters on 7/14. Kayla Sparks & Miss Deville, the Diva Killaz, have not been on the same page in WSU. On 3/3, both took each other on in a special challenge match and seemed to be fine. However, as backstage DVD footage showed us, The First Lady of Wrestling, Missy Hyatt, stirred the pot between them. Trouble has been brewing for the Diva Killaz and it seems it's only a a matter of time before something seriously bad happens. However, The Diva Killaz have assured WSU management that everything is "peachy keen" and look forward to the Soul Sisters, Jana & Latasha's challenge on 7/14. The Soul Sisters were victorious on 5/5 against the Diva Killaz and The Diva Killaz look to even the score while the Soul Sisters look to repeat history.

All this and much much more will take place on 7/14. There are 12 people looking to win the prestigious WSU Womens title. WSU has been in negotiations with other indy promotions that despite whomever wins the WSU title, that the WSU Womens champion can defend the championship at any indy event. That means after 7/14, the WSU Womens title could potentially change hands at another indy event in any part of the world! However, that is looking too far ahead as all roads lead to 7/14! Be there on July 14th as the girls of WSU show you what womens wrestling is all about.

Tickets are $7 at the door, or $10 the day of the show. To order tickets, visit WSUWrestling.com or email us at wrestlinguniverse@hotmail.com or order over the phone by dialing 718 746 0010!

Don't forget to support the women of WSU and purchase WSU Womens DVDs at DOIVideo.com today!

WSU Presents Its Third All Girls Event
When: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 8PM Belltime
Where: The ECPW Wrestling School
87-A Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Tickets: $7 Preorder/$10 the day of the show

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IWA Mid-South returns to Philly June 30th

IWA comes to Philly tomorrow with POINT PROVEN!

The latest change...Michael Elgin was injured this weekend and has notified us that he will be out for 4-6 months according to his doctor. The team of Pretty Unreal is now out of the Tag Title TLC Scramble.

Added to the lineup is Mickie Knuckles defending the IWA Women's title vs. Rachel Putski; Arrogance vs. Cheech & Cloudy plus one more match!

IWA Mid-South returns to Philadelphia, PA with an unbelievably large show. Here is your information for this event.

IWA Mid-South presents

Saturday Night June 30th, 2007
New Alhambra Arena
7 Ritner Street
Philadelphia, PA

Bell Time - 8 pm; Doors Open at 7 pm

Ticket Prices: $35 front row, $30, $25 and $20 general admission

We have had to make some lineup changes due to several reasons. First off all, "Lightning" Mike Quackenbush and Davey Richards will be in Japan at the time of this show so they have to be removed from the lineup. Also, Super Dragon reinjured himself at the Candido Cup so he have decided to do away completely with the PWG six man tag match. Also, Matt Sydal has informed us that he is going to Japan for the summer so we have decided to not risk him winning the heavyweight title and then leaving for several months so we have changed the heavyweight title match. Here is the revised lineup.

Main Event - Tag Team Warfare

Tough Crazy Bastards (Necro Butcher & Toby Klein)

The Rottweilers (Low Ki & Homicide)

Necro Butcher has come up just short on two occassions against Low Ki in singles competition but this time he gets his chance at revenge in a tag team encounter. Toby Klein is Necro's long standing partner and wouldn't mind getting his hands on Low Ki either so Low Ki had to go out and find a partner that could stand up to the hardcore icons of Necro and Toby. No one doubts that Homicide was the perfect choice for his partner. This matchup should be one of the hardest hitting matches in IWA history!

The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) vs. BLKOUT (Ricky Reyes & Sabian)

Tag Team Scramble TLC Match for IWA Tag Titles

Champions - The Iron Saints vs. Team PWU (Johnny Kashmere & Devon Moore) vs.Naptown Dragons (Vortekz & xOMGx)

Strong Style Showdown - Drake Younger vs. TNA star Hotstuff Hernandez

Drake Younger wants to prove that he can go toe to toe with TNA's LAX member Hotstuff Hernandez. Drake has shot into stardom the past year and has been winning titles everywhere he has gone. Can he continue to impress or will Hernandez prove to everyone that Drake still has a ways to go before he can be considered a dominant force in the wrestling world?

IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight Title Match - Champion Chuck Taylor vs. Josh Abercrombie

Josh Abercrombie held the light heavyweight title for over a year straight before Brandon Thomaselli defeated him. Josh is ready to be the streak ender this time as he tries to end the 2nd longest IWA heavyweight title reign in history currently held by Chuck Taylor.

4 Team Hardcore Rumble

2 teams start out for the first 5 minutes then every 2 minutes after that, another team gets added to the mix. The tag team that wins gets an invite to the Double Death Tag Team Tournament in November.

The Devil's Rejects (TANK and ICEBERG) vs. BRAIN DAMAGE and DERANGED (Vulgar Display of Power) vs. Six Feet Under (Insane Lane & Freak Show) vs. Children of Pain (Jacob Ladder & Darrin Childs)

"The Feel Good Comedy of the Summer" - Tracy Smothers with Z Barr vs. "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal

I don't think much more needs to be said about this contest. How will "Black Machismo" responds when "If the South Would Have Won, We'd of Had It Made" starts playing? How will Tracy respond to Black Machismo? This could rival the 8 man tag at the 2004 Strong Style Tournament.

High Flying Sensations - 2 out of 3 falls - Matt Sydal vs. Human Tornado

Just added:

IWA Mid-South Women's Title - Champion - Mickie Knuckles vs. Rachel (Putski) Summerlyn

Tag Team Match

Arrogance (Scott Lost & Chris Bosh) vs. Up in Smoke (Cheech & Cloudy)

plus one more match

Tickets for this event are already on sale. You can purchase your tickets before hand by going to www.paypal.com and sending payment for the tickets to rottenwife@aol.com.

Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Keep looking at this message as well as elsewhere in the thread for further updates to this show!

See you in Philly.

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Bodog Fight: Puder Found in Paradise Lost

Bodog Fight's Puder Found in Paradise Lost

For Immediate Release

June 29, 2007

There's always a healthy degree of skepticism when it comes to cross-over athletes. A few have enjoyed success, like Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and Dennis Rodman (or was he a cross-dressing success?), but remember when Michael Jordan tried his hand at baseball? Yikes.

The world of mixed martial arts is no stranger to two-sport athletes, although the best examples have all left behind their former sports to pursue a full-time career in MMA. Boxers like Tommy Morrison and Ray Mercer, Olympic wrestlers like Bodog Fight's own Matt Lindland, and pro wrestlers like Brock Lesnar and Daniel Puder.

Daniel Puder
The 25-year-old Puder won World Wrestling Entertainment's first "Tough Enough Challenge" in 2004, but he drew the ire of Vince McMahon by straying from the promoter's plan to have the popular Kurt Angle punish him during a WWE event. Instead, Puder humiliated Angle in front of a live audience by trapping the former Olympic Gold Medal wrestler in a "key lock". Angle has vowed revenge ever since.

If he wants his reprisal, Angle will have to follow Puder to MMA, but it won't be easy. Puder is undefeated in four fights heading into his heavyweight bout with Michael Alden on the next episode of Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost this Tuesday, July 3rd at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION television and in Canada on The Fight Network.

The 23-year-old Alden is also undefeated at 6-0, and is expected to provide Puder with his toughest test to date. But Puder says his wrestling pedigree has prepared him well for the rigors of MMA.

"I think that pro-wrestling toughens you up," he says. "You're falling more, you're being dropped more and you can get hurt a lot quicker. I've been flash KO'd a few times and I had to keep going in the match."

But according to Bodog Fight founder Calvin Ayre, cross-over MMA athletes like Puder are the exception rather than the rule.

"MMA is such a multi-dimentional sport that most cross-over athletes find the transition difficult, so bringing them into an organization like Bodog Fight requires a different approach," says Ayre. "You have to assess their progress carefully. Matching them up with appropriate opponents can sometimes be difficult."

If Angle does eventually make the jump to MMA, Ayre would have no problem finding him an opponent.

"Puder would be the obvious choice, but Kurt would probably want to get a few fights under his belt first," says Ayre. "But as a fan, I'd love to see that fight."

Can't catch the action on ION (or The Fight Network in Canada)? All episodes of the Bodog Fight series are available worldwide through streaming video at BodogFight.com, with behind-the-scenes exclusives, fighter bios and additional footage only available online.

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 Fight offers viewers a unique combination of action and allure from exotic locations throughout the world. Bodog Fight can be viewed in more than 90 million homes across the United States on ION Television and around the world on Bodog.TV. Some of Bodog Television's other programs include: a poker lifestyle and reality show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker I and II; and a million-dollar indie band search competition, Bodog Battle (BodogBattle.com). For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or press@bodog.tv . BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group.

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SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES News for 06.29.07

Upcoming SHIMMER Live Events:
- Sunday, July 1st @ Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness, FL ("Hot Summer Nights")
- Saturday, October 13th @ Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL (Vols. 13 & 14 Taping)

- SHIMMER this Sunday in Inverness, FL!
- Hot Summer Nights tour this Friday through Sunday!
- Volume 8 DVD now available at ROHwrestling.com!
- Tons more ringside SHIMMER photos now online!


The "Hot Summer Nights" tour begins tonight, Friday, June 29th, in Melbourne, FL! SHIMMER stars Daizee Haze, Sara Del Rey, Lacey, and Allison Danger will be a part of the Melbourne event tonight. This event is part of the "Hot Summer Nights" tour promoted by SHIMMER and Full Impact Pro, featuring three consecutive nights of wrestling from Friday, 6/29 through Sunday, 7/1.

SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES presents its first live event in the state of Florida this Sunday, July 1st, 2007, at the Citrus County Auditorium, located at 3610 S. Florida Ave (Highway 41) in Inverness, FL. Bell time is 6pm. Doors will open at 5pm.
Tickets for the 7/1 SHIMMER event are just $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 13 and under. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event or at the ticket table at Friday or Saturday's FIP events. The SHIMMER show is suitable for all ages!
Fans in Florida will be able to see the renewal of two of the landmark matches in SHIMMER's short history thus far, as well as the continuation of the most intense rivalry currently in SHIMMER on Sunday at the Citrus County Auditorium!
Here's a look at the complete card for Sunday's show in Inverness...

***SHIMMER Title Match/Rematch of Tournament Finals***
(Champion) "American Angel" SARA DEL REY vs. LACEY
***Rematch from Volume 5***
***Two out of Three Falls***
"The Definition of Technician" CINDY ROGERS vs. ALLISON DANGER
***First Time SHIMMER Meeting**

Plus, don't forget, the women athletes of SHIMMER will be a part of the Full Impact Pro events tonight, Friday, 6/29 in Melbourne, FL and tomorrow, Saturday, 6/30 in Crystal River, FL. Signed for Crystal River on Saturday is a huge six woman tag team bout...

***SHIMMER Special Attraction Six Woman Tag Team Match***
Plus CHEERLEADER MELISSA will be in action on Saturday's Crystal River card! Be sure to get to the venue early so as to not miss any of the pre-show bouts.
Visit www.fullimpactpro.com for more on FIP.

Sara Del Rey was able to overcome the interference of Rain and everything that Lacey threw at her earlier this month in Berwyn to become the first ever SHIMMER Champion. Lacey is out to keep Sara's title reign limited to one month, and has the opportunity to even the score in Inverness, with the belt on the line.
The Amazing Kong vs. Nikki Roxx bout from Volume 5 became one of the most talked about matches on the SHIMMER DVD series due to the brutal style of Kong mixed with the tremendous heart and determination of Roxx. After the match against Kong, Nikki became more determined than ever, and began a winning streak in SHIMMER competition, working her way up to the main event level in SHIMMER. Does Nikki now have what it takes to overcome the sheer size and power of the undefeated Amazing Kong? We will find out this Sunday at "Hot Summer Nights!"
Cindy Rogers felt under appreciated by the SHIMMER fans, and stated on Volume 8 that she has to do whatever it takes to climb to the top of the roster and "get noticed." Allison Danger tried to steer Cindy on the right path as her tag team partner on Volume 9, only for Cindy to turn on her and walk out on the match.
This led to a series of wild brawls between the two, including a grudge match on Volume 10, a street fight on Volume 11, and a Dog Collar Chain Match on Volume 12. Danger demanded the Dog Collar stipulation after Cindy attacked her with a chain following the street fight, and Cindy was able to come up the winner of the match, despite being out of her element in a hardcore style contest.
Danger requested another match against Rogers for "Hot Summer Nights" to avenge her loss in the Dog Collar Match, but Cindy would only agree to it if she had the option of picking the stipulation. Danger agreed, and Cindy selected a Two out of Three Falls match for Inverness.
Rogers has stated that all she needs in order to prove that she is better than Allison Danger is her technical wrestling ability, and feels that a Two out of Three Falls scientific wrestling match is the perfect way to prove it. "I don't need weapons or chains to beat her again. I'll do it with my skill, and show everyone yet again why The Definition of Techician deserves to be at the top of the card."
As many of you know, Tiana Ringer had to miss the SHIMMER Title Tournament events on 6/1 & 6/2 due to a death in the family. Tiana informed us this past Saturday afternoon that she has made the decision to take some time off from professional wrestling, to focus more on personal matters for the time being. She will unfortunately not be a part of next weekend's FIP events and the SHIMMER show in Florida as a result. All of us at SHIMMER wish Tiana the very best, and there is always an open door for her here at SHIMMER whenever she decides that she is ready to get back into action.
With Tiana removed from the card, that freed up a spot on Sunday's show. Trying to make the most of this opportunity, Daffney has stepped up to the plate to fill the void, and will make her first appearance as a wrestler in SHIMMER on July 1st in Inverness! On the heels of The Experience suffering their first tag team loss to Daffney's duo of Cheerleader Melissa & MsChif earlier this month in Berwyn, Lexie Fyfe has requested to be Daffney's first opponent in SHIMMER competition.
Also just signed for Sunday's event is a first time SHIMMER meeting between two women who broke into pro wrestling in the same region of the country, and who have both grown tremendously as wrestlers in the time since, as both allies and enemies along the way. MsChif will face Daizee Haze one on one at "Hot Summer Nights" next Sunday!
For directions to the venues for this weekend's events, we suggest you use www.mapquest.com.

Discuss the Inverness event in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forums...



Volumes 1 through 8 of the SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES DVD series are currently available for immediate worldwide shipping at www.rohwrestling.com.

Here's a look at the match listings for each of the Volumes of the SHIMMER DVD series...

Item# SH008

1. Lorelei Lee vs. Lexie Fyfe
2. Cindy Rogers vs. Serena Deeb
3. Allison Danger vs. LuFisto
4. Amber O'Neal vs. Josie
5. Nikki Roxx vs. Malia Hosaka
6. Nattie Neidhart vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
7. Daizee Haze vs. Tiana Ringer
8. "The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew" Lacey & Rain vs. Cheerleader Melissa & MsChif
9. Sara Del Rey vs. Mercedes Martinez

DVD Bonus Match: Sara Del Rey vs. Lorelei Lee

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH007

1. Tiana Ringer vs. Lorelei Lee
2. Cindy Rogers vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
3. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Serena Deeb & Portia Perez
4. Rain vs. MsChif
5. Allison Danger vs. Amber O'Neal
6. Lacey vs. Nikki Roxx
7. Mercedes Martinez vs. LuFisto
8. Nattie Neidhart vs. Sara Del Rey
9. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Daizee Haze

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH006

1. Amber O'Neal vs. Serena Deeb
2. Lexie Fyfe, Malia Hosaka, & Amazing Kong vs. Ariel, Josie, & Cindy Rogers
3. Lorelei Lee vs. Nikki Roxx
4. Nikita vs. Daizee Haze
5. Rebecca Knox vs. Allison Danger (Pure Wrestling Rules)
6. "The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew" Lacey & Rain vs. Sara Del Rey & Mercedes Martinez (Tag Team Challenge Match)
7. Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif (Last Woman Standing Match)

**Bonus Special Attraction Matches- SHIMMER at AAW 10/21/06
8. LuFisto vs. Josie
9. Cheerleader Melissa & Nattie Neidhart vs. "Dangerous Angels" Sara Del Rey & Allison Danger

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH005

1. Rain vs. Lorelei Lee
2. MsChif vs. Cindy Rogers
3. Amber O'Neal vs. Serena Deeb
4. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Ariel & Josie
5. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Allison Danger
6. Amazing Kong vs. Nikki Roxx
7. Lacey vs. Nikita
8. Daizee Haze vs. Rebecca Knox (2 out of 3 Falls)
9. Sara Del Rey vs. Mercedes Martinez (No Time Limit)

DVD Bonus - Daizee Haze vs. Portia Perez

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH004

1. Nikki Roxx vs. Amber O'Neal
2. Shantelle Taylor vs. Ann Brookstone
3. Malia Hosaka & Lexie Fyfe vs. Cindy Rogers & Lorelei Lee
4. Allison Danger vs. Tiana Ringer
5. Sara Del Rey vs. Rain
6. Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
7. Daizee Haze vs. Rebecca Knox

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH003

1. Rain vs. Nikki Roxx
2. Cindy Rogers vs. Amber O'Neal vs. Tiana Ringer (Three Way Elimination Match)
3. Lorelei Lee vs. Malia Hosaka
4. Lexie Fyfe vs. MsChif
5. Shantelle Taylor vs. Cheerleader Melissa
6. Allison Danger vs. Rebecca Knox
7. Sara Del Rey vs. Daizee Haze

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH002

1. Krissy Vaine vs. Cindy Rogers
2. Nikki Roxx vs. Lexie Fyfe
3. Cheerleader Melissa & Tiana Ringer vs. Ariel & Shantelle Taylor
4. Christie Ricci vs. Amber O'Neal
5. Allison Danger vs. Rain
6. MsChif vs. Beth Phoenix
7. Daizee Haze vs. Sara Del Rey vs. Lacey vs. Mercedes Martinez (Four Way Elimination Match)

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Item# SH001

1. Shantelle Taylor vs. Tiana Ringer
2. Team Blondage (Krissy Vaine & Amber O'Neal) vs. Cindy Rogers & Nikki Roxx
3. Ariel vs. Rain
4. Lexie Fyfe vs. Christie Ricci
5. Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif
6. Allison Danger vs. Beth Phoenix
7. Sara Del Rey vs. Mercedes Martinez
8. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze

DVD Bonus -
9. Lacey vs. Sara Del Rey (ROH - 11.5.05 Chicago Ridge, IL)

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

Visit https://www.rohwrestling.com/shoponline.asp?point=products&catid=252


Photographers Walter Lippmann and Buddy LaMantia have both posted new photo albums online within the past several days featuring their material shot during the SHIMMER Volumes 11 & 12 tapings earlier this month in Berwyn, IL.

Wally has now posted about 1,600 photos from that weekend's shows in his ImageStation account (and there's more still to come). Two SHIMMER albums from that weekend's events are now available for viewing.


Buddy was there for just the Saturday, 6/2 portion of the tapings.

Matches for Volume 11, Night Two

Matches for Volume 12

Thanks to both Wally and Buddy for their contributions!


SHIMMER returns to its home base of the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Saturday, October 13th, 2007, to film Volumes 13 & 14 of the SHIMMER DVD series.

Front row reserved tickets for the 10/13 taping went on sale earlier this month, and sold out within two hours of being on sale at www.shimmerwrestling.com. We thank you for your support!

General admission tickets for the taping will be going on sale during the coming weeks. Look for announcements on The SHIMMER Forums for details.

Mark your calendars! SHIMMER returns to the Chicago area on October 13th!


Chicago's Rumble Radio aired a 25 minute audio documentary on SHIMMER at the end of May, titled "A Diamond in the Rough." Featured are interviews with Allison Danger, Lacey, Sara Del Rey, Gabe Sapolsky, Nigel McGuinness, Dave Prazak, and more. It's available to listen to online right now at the link below.



Nykk of The SHIMMER Forums put together an introduction music video for SHIMMER, which opened the April 7th taping on the video screen. He has uploaded the video to the web, and it can be viewed for free at any of the following links...


Daily Motion

MySpace Videos

Post your thoughts on the video in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forums...


Call the SHIMMER Hotline!
Call the RINGSIDE REPORT Hotline!
Visit the RING OF HONOR web site!
Watch SHIMMER matches online!
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Friday, June 29, 2007

CAPW News 6/29: Countdown to 8/5; Spotlight on Denucci vs. Zoltan

Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling News 6/29


The evolution of Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling continues. On Sunday afternoon, August 5, CAPW celebrates its 14th Year Anniversary in style like never before! CAPW’s biggest stars will invade the luxurious, spacious Plain Dealer Pavilion, located on 2014 Sycamore Street, for CAPW’s “A Night of Legends: Past Present and Future”. It’ll be the most star-studded happening in Cleveland All-Pro history! It’s the culmination of a year of evolution, a year of action, a year of spectacle. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest legends of the past, hottest stars of the present, and the emerging names of the future. If you only see one CAPW live event this year, come join the record-breaking crowd at the Plain Dealer Pavilion and be a part of history in the making, be part of the Night of Legends!

Tickets ON SALE NOW at the Plain Dealer Pavilion box office, All Ticketmaster outlets, Pit Stop Donuts, Ticketmaster.com and www.CAPW.net! On August 5th, doors open at 1:00 PM for our traditional 3:00 PM belltime.

Don’t miss your chance to find out why the true recognized name of excellence in professional wrestling in Ohio IS Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling!


Dominic Denucci vs. Lord Zoltan
Without question, one of the most timeless competitors in wrestling history is the legendary Dominic Denucci. Despite several decades of competition in the sport, Denucci is still as tough and fearless as he ever was. This former WWWF Tag Team Champion is not only a well respected wrestler, but an accomplished trainer as well. Denucci trained multiple-time World Champions Mick Foley and “The Franchise” Shane Douglas in the mid-1980s, running them through rigorous training routines that would instill a work ethic and pain threshold in them evident for years to come. Denucci’s opponent on August 5 is another timeless athlete, someone who’s had consistent regional success throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and beyond for over 30 years, the one and only Lord Zoltan. The bizarre Zoltan has been in the ring with virtually every top star of wrestling’s past and present, including a memorable run-in with The Honky Tonk Man in CAPW earlier this year. Two timeless veterans respected over the entire region and beyond will do battle on August 5.


CAPW Heavyweight Title Cage Match: The Blue Meanie vs. Jason Bane
Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin vs. Johnny Gargano & Josh Prohibition
Grudge Match: “Dogfaced Gremlin” Rick Steiner vs. Buff Bagwell
CAPW Tag Titles: Faith in Nothing vs. Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick
CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Super Hentai vs. Shark Boy vs. The Aftermath
CAPW TV Title: Conrad Kennedy III vs. Carlton Kaz
Aerial Insanity: Too Cold Scorpio vs. “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross
Mythical Six-Man Tag Titles: JT Lightning/Da Munchies vs. Superfly Jimmy Snuka/Q&A
Mixed Tag: Robbie Starr & Lexi Lane vs. JD Michaels & April Hunter

Open Challenge: Hardcore Rules: Jessica Havok vs. Luna Vachon
Jessica Havok is the most intimidating female presence to ever step foot into a CAPW ring. Since signing on as JT Lightning’s personal bodyguard, Jessica has earned her keep by annihilating every opponent, both male and female, that has been put in her path. Havok has made it a habit to dispose of one, two, or sometimes up to four different opponents in the same night. It is clear no woman on CAPW’s regular roster can pose a challenge to Jessica Havok, but on Sunday August 5 she’ll be opposed by someone not like anyone on CAPW’s active roster: Luna Vachon. One needs only to look at the menacing snear and grating voice of Luna to know how dangerous she can become. And anyone who questions her toughness need only look at her legendary family of aunts and uncles (Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, Paul “Butcher” Vachon, and Vivian Vachon) to know she has been bred for success from a very young age. On August 5, Luna brings her wild unpredictable style rarely if ever seen in women’s professional wrestling today, and she also brings Hardcore Rules. No disqualifications, anything goes. Will Jessica Havok be able to withstand one of wrestling’s wildest women, or has the master of the “Open Challenge” finally met her match?

“Wildfire” Tommy Rich vs. Chris Cronus
Tommy Rich has been a major player in professional wrestling for well over 25 years. Another athlete who was wise beyond his years, Rich’s fiery demeanor and textbook wrestling technique propelled Rich to early and major success. Rich became the youngest ever NWA World Heavyweight Champion, defeating Harley Race in April of 1981, and went on to capture several other national and regional championships throughout his career. Rich, a southern boy born and bred through his entire career, experienced an unlikely career resurgence in ECW in the late-90s as the leader of the “Full Blooded Italians”. Known as “The Big Don”, his Italian heritage was always highly in question, but his toughness never was, regularly surviving wars with everyone from The Blue Meanie to New Jack. Now, Wildfire makes his way to CAPW to battle Chris Cronus, someone who much like Rich, has achieved major success at a very young age. It’s the old guard vs. the new guard August 5th when Cronus meets Tommy Rich.


A late-breaking declaration has been made by CAPW management to deny Tracy Smothers’ requests for inclusion in the Heavyweight Title Cage Match between Jason Bane and The Blue Meanie on August 5. Management has ruled that for the sake of fair competition and the best possible main event for the fans, the issue of who will be CAPW Champion should be left between champion Meanie and top contender Bane. Smothers is still slated to re-unite with former CAPW Champion Chris Hamrick to challenge Tag champions Faith In Nothing.


Every week, CAPW will deliver one solid hour of cutting-edge, intense, athletic wrestling action to STO viewers featuring a cavalcade of wrestling stars. See the best of national and international stars, past and present, as well as the brightest home-grown stars in the state of Ohio! The program will be hosted by play-by-play commentator Joe Dombrowski and color analyst Jamie Scott, who will bring you all the hot matches, backstage interviews, exclusive footage, and so much more each and every week on Sports Time Ohio! Here is the upcoming schedule for CAPW programming on Sports Time Ohio:

Saturday, June 30: 11:00 PM & 2:00 AM
Sunday, July 1: 10:00 PM & 2:00 AM

Sports Time Ohio is available to nearly 3 million homes throughout the state of Ohio and into surrounding states, and is also available nationwide on select satellite dish packages. Check local listings and channel packages for availability. For more information log on to www.sportstimeohio.com. For more information on Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling TV be sure to read Michael Cash’s “Ca$h’s Corner” column exclusively at www.capw.net. For information on how to get Sports Time Ohio in your area, visit www.CAPW.net or www.sportstimeohio.com.


Do you have a website devoted to professional wrestling? Would you like to receive weekly Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling news updates? To be added to our exclusive press corps mailing list, please e-mail iwcmc_dombrowski@yahoo.com


Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling has joined the ever-growing community of MySpace.com, with an official page dedicated to all the news, personalities, and happenings of Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/capw to befriend the hottest promotion in the state of Ohio today!


Tickets for any and all CAPW live events are available at the following outlets. Tickets are always available at Turner's Hall the afternoon of the show as well.

Joe De's Pizza
3329 Fulton Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 661-1990

West Side Metals Corp.
6400 Stock Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Pit Stop Donuts,
4411 Clark Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling has been the premiere brand of professional wrestling in the state of Ohio throughout it's over-thirteen year existence. CAPW utilizes a blend of the most talented and exciting local and national attractions today for a unique fan experience, featuring names such as Tracy Smothers, M-Dogg 20, Faith in Nothing, Johnny Gargano, Josh Prohibition, Irish Airborne, JT Lightning, Zach Gowen, Jason Bane, and many more. Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling can be seen weekly on Sports Time Ohio in nearly 3 million homes. For more information please visit www.CAPW.net.

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CWE July 20th in Youngstown, Ohio featuring Chris Sabin

Championship Wrestling Experience presents “Culmination” live, Friday, July 20th, 2007 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44504. Doors open at 6 PM and the show begins at 7PM. Tickets are available at Havana House in Niles or online at www.championshipwrestlingonline.com. Front row tickets are $20.00, second row are $15.00, and general admission in advance will be $10. Day of show, general admission tickets will be $12.00.

The brand new CWE Undisputed title will be up for grabs as Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli battle it out in one semi-final match, and Eddie Kingston and “Sweet n Sour” Larry Sweeney battle it out in semi-final two. The winners will then battle each other to decide who will go down in the record books as the first every CWE Undisputed Champion.

4 Time TNA X-Division Champion Chris Sabin will be making his CWE debut against the high flying Matt Cross. Cross has been a regular in the CWE for some time, and this match will truly decide the path he takes in the company. This match will be one to be remembered.

Faith in Nothing have been on a hot streak since the beginning of things when they defeated the North Star Express at The Dawning. Now they face of with a new tandem in the CWE; Ring of Honor trainees Rhett Titus and Shane Hagadorn. These men have trained with the best the business has to offer, and will provide difficult opposition to FIN. The one question at hand is where there allegiances lie, but we will find out July 20th!

Sterling James Keenan will have the fight of his life as he goes up against hard hitting newcomer Raymond Rowe. Will SJK be able to overcome the sheer power and brutality that Ray Rowe in known for?

CWE Young Guns will be in action. Two undefeated streaks will be on the line as Johnny Gargano faces off with the ever cocky Patrick Hayes. Only one man will walk away with his record in tact.

The Bouncer will be the next on the list for “Syko” Sean Dahmer. Dahmer has steamrolled competition since he entered the CWE, but The Bouncer is sure to be a force to be reckoned with.

Just announced last week on the CWE homepage was the addition of two matches that will feature Shiima Xion taking on long time rival Jason Gory and Façade stepping up to take the Hydra-lock challenge. Both of these matches will provide high flying action for the fans to enjoy.

All this will take place on Friday, July 20th at the Jewish Community Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Make sure to get your tickets today at Havana House in Niles or online at www.championshipwrestlingonline.com!

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1PW Returns to Doncaster Dome this weekend

From the Head Office of One Pro Wrestling


Despite the bad weather of the past week in England, 1PW presents Know Your Enemy this Saturday and Sunday LIVE from the home of 1PW, the Doncaster Dome. Two huge evening cards, both with door times of 5pm and show times of 6.30pm take place this weekend ( one Saturday and one Sunday ) , in addition to an afternoon card on Sunday and two very special events from the 1PW Academy.

There are still tickets remaining for the shows, priced between £15 and £45, they are available by calling the Doncaster Dome Box Office on 01302 370777, or online via www.1pwonline.com, or www.1pwstore.com . Tickets can be purchased via the 1PW web site up until midnight on Friday Night, and will now be left at the Dome Box Office for collection.


1PW regrets to inform its fans, that due to circumstances beyond the control of both parties, Marty Jannetty will be unable to appear at this weekend’s Know Your Enemy live events. Mr. Jannetty will instead be attending the funeral of “Sensational” Sherri Martel, and serving as a pallbearer in the service. Due to recent tragedies, we fully understand and support Mr. Jannetty’s decision to forego our events and direct his attention to more serious matters. One Pro Wrestling sends it’s condolences to Mr. Jannetty and all individuals effected by the overwhelmingly tragic events in recent times. One Pro Wrestling, however, intends to press forward, and continues to strive to provide you the best professional wrestling possible this weekend as we continue to usher in this new era of 1PW.


As reported yesterday via the 1PW Fan Forum, the 1PW Open Weight Champion PAC will sadly miss Night One of Know Your Enemy, due to travel issue’s preventing him from getting back to England from Italy in time. Pac will still make his scheduled No Gravity Required title defence against Trent Acid, but this defence will now take place Sunday evening.

Also, 1PW received word yesterday that due to a bereavement in Jack Storms family, Team Supreme are also unable to make the shows this weekend.


1PW Officials have been hard at work on some slight alterations to the cards for this weekend, having been affected by recent issues. On Saturday Night James Wallace will now face off against Trent Acid. Acid is the man who has bumped Wallace from his coveted OW title shot on Sunday evening, and Wallace surely wont be happy about that. Acid needs to prove here that he is worthy of the title shot, although no matter the result of this match Trent Acid will face Pac on Sunday evening in the huge No Gravity Required match.

On Sunday night, Doug Williams will now face El Generico, in what should be one of the best bouts of the entire weekend.


The long awaited Will Not Die DVD, from January, is now in stock, and officially goes on sale this weekend at the live events



1PW World Heavyweight Championship - Fatal Four Way Elimination
Ulf Herman VS Abyss VS Sterling James Keenan VS Winner of contenders Four Way
1PW World Title Contenders Four Corners Match
Iceman VS Doug Williams VS Scorpio VS Takeshi Rikio

1PW World Tag Team Championship Gauntlet Match
Andy Boy Simmonz & James Tighe VS Spud & Luke Phoenix VS Entourage VS The Chavs VS Pain Inc VS Mad Man Manson & Partner

Singles Action
Darren Burridge VS Delirious

PWG Championship Match
El Generico VS Jonny Storm

1PW Grudge Match
Darkside VS El Ligero

Singles Action
Trent Acid VS James Wallace

Plus - Pro Wrestling Noah’s Ippei Otta, Stixx and more


The Main Event
Ulf Herman VS Sterling James Keenan
** If either man is 1PW Champion, then the match is for the 1PW Championship, if neither man is champion, then the match is for number one contender ship to the 1PW Championship

Semi Main Event
Darren Burridge VS Scorpio

1PW Open Weight Championship Match - No Gravity Required
PAC VS Trent Acid

1PW Word Tag Team Championship Match
Winners of Gauntlet VS Gauntlet Qualifiers VS Takeshi Rikio & Ippei Otta

Special Challenge Match
Doug Williams VS El Generico

Doncaster Street Fight
Pain Inc VS The Chavs

Single Action
El Ligero VS Delirious

Strong Style Challenge
Iceman VS Darkside

Singles Action
James Wallace VS Jonny Storm

Plus - Mad Man Manson, Stixx, and more


Main Event
Darren Burridge VS Andy Boy Simmonz

Lucha Libre 2/3 Falls Challenge
El Ligero VS El Generico

Mad Man Mansons New Interview Segment - featuring special guest Delirious

Dale Mills will host a face to face interview between Ulf Herman and Sterling James Keenan, hours head of their one on one match that evening

Plus several more matches to be announced on the day

Singles Action
Jonny Storm VS Darkside

Also in action - Stixx, Entourage and several debuting talents in 1PW


The 1PW Academy will be in full force at KYE weekend, presenting two training classes, for regular and new students alike.

Saturday June 30th 10am - 2pm is the STERLING JAMES KEENAN SEMINAR. This event is all ticket ( tickets are £20 and are available via www.1pwonline.com or via this weekends Academy session ) - this awesome four hour seminar will be good for regular students, and also for people who have never attended an Academy session. The first two hours will take place in a class room environment, where students can learn all about character development and interview skills from one of the best in the sport. The second two hours will take place in the ring, in the arena, in a traditional training environment.

There will also be an ACADEMY TRAINING SESSION, 10.30am until 1.30am, on Sunday July 1st , inside the 1PW Arena. This will be a regular training session for Academy students, but will also be an “ open day “ for new or prospective students , who want to check out what the Academy is all about. The session will be held by Academy Head Coach Keith Myatt, but with all the stats in Doncaster for the weekend, who know who could show up to join in the training or to say hi to the students and pass on some words of advice . This training session is the regular £10, payable on the day.



Saturday August 18th One Pro Wrestling presents INVINCIBLE, live from the home of 1PW, The Doncaster Dome. Doors open at 5pm - show time 6.30pm
Tickets priced between £15 - £65 are on sale right now exclusively via www.1PWOnline.com . Invincible Tickets will then be on sale via the Doncaster Dome Box Office, from next week… call the box office on 01302 370777.

Now signed to compete August 18th at Invincible, another former ROH World Champion, and current TNA wrestler, call him Starr if you want, but in 1PW he competes at Austin Aries, and August 18th he returns to 1PW for the first time since last years instalment of Invincible.

1PW Invincible features:
1PW World Heavyweight Champion Ulf Herman
From TNA Wrestling, The Monster Abyss
Sterling James Keenan
New 1PW roster member Scorpio
1PW Open Weight Champion Pac
From TNA Wrestling Austin Aries
From TNA Wrestling Homicide
The Pukka One Darren Burridge
The return of Nigel McGuiness
Doug Williams
James Wallace
El Ligero
Mad Man Manson
Wrestlers from Japans Pro Wrestling Noah
And much more to be announced soon


October 13th and 14th LIVE from the Doncaster Dome. A huge weekend celebrating 1PWs second birthday. Many big names and surprised are planned for this, 1PWs biggest shows of our calendar year. Tickets are set to go on sale mid once Know Your Enemy is in the bag.


December 28th LIVE from the Doncaster Dome. The name of this event is not confirmed yet, however we can tell you very obviously from the date of the show, that this will be a Christmas celebration like no other.


FIGHT CLUB IV is now in stock. From November of last year, this show features the Open Weight Title “ Fight for the Future “ , Steve Corino’s last ever 1PW appearance, and the bloodiest match in 1PW history as Iceman clashes with Martin Stone in a sickening Falls Count Anywhere match.

WILL NOT DIE is to be released in time for Know Your Enemy at the end of June. This is the controversial event that many thought marked the death of 1PW. Ulf Herman and Iceman battle over the 1PW Championship, and Pac faces Kid Kash in a heated and brutal battle. In addition to being released exclusively via 1PWOnline.com and to purchase at live events, Will Not Die has also been confirmed for a retail level release nationwide, in August. Look for this title in branches of HMV, Virgin Megastores and other good retailers across the UK.

RESSURRECTION is on track to follow some time after Will Not Die.

BLOOD,GUTS AND FLAMING TABLES is a collection of 1PWs most hardcore and bloodthirsty matches, that has been complied exclusively for a national retail level release in August. Look for this title in branches of HMV, Virgin Megastores and other good retailers across the UK.

A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE was the debut 1PW event, and to commemorate the Second Anniversary of 1PW this October, 1PW will present the A Cruel Twist of Fate Special Edition. The original blockbuster show will be re-mastered and have extra features, exclusive and never before seen footage. This is scheduled for release at a national retail level this October. Look for this title in branches of HMV, Virgin Megastores and other
good retailers across the UK.

The original print version of A Cruel Twist of Fate has now been deleted, awaiting the special edition. The last few that 1PW has in stock are available via www.1pwstore.com

KNOW YOUR ENEMY 2007 will be two separate DVD releases, scheduled for an October release Nationwide.

THE BEST OF DARREN BURRIDGE - is still in the works. Its looking absolutely superb, and is scheduled for a release later this year.


Fight Club IV - available now
Will Not Die - June 30th via 1PW, August 15th Nationwide
Blood, Guts & Flaming Tables - August 15th Nationwide
Resurrection - September 15th Nationwide
Know Your Enemy 2007 Night One - October Nationwide
Know Your Enemy 2007 Night Two - October Nationwide
A Cruel Twist of Fate Special Edition - October Nationwide
Invincible 2007 - October Nationwide
Best of Darren Burridge - via 1PW TBC
Second Anniversary Show - Jan 08 Nationwide

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Wikipedia Poster Claims Suggestion Of Nancy Benoit's Death Was "Coincidence"


I believe them, although if their identity is ever discovered (and it's a very likely possibility), authorities are still probably going give them the third-degree.

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ProWrestlingPress.com: Benoit Family Tragedy Timeline

ProWrestlingPress.com: Benoit Family Tragedy Timeline
By Nate Stein, ProWrestlingPress.com

As people try to comprehend the events surrounding the Benoit Family Tragedy, I wanted to attempt to provide a time line of events.

I know there is lot more testimony, unattributed “knowledge”, and misleading information out there that I am not including. As much as possible, I hope this will help some wrap their heads around all of these events:

- September 1998: Chris Benoit’s only known police encounter occurs when arrested on a DUI charge in Peachtree City, GA.
(From The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

- 2001: Dr. Phil Astin’s license to practice medicine is suspended for three months for reasons related to “competence of character”.
(From TMZ.com)

- At least 2002: Daniel Benoit is diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome and is prescribed growth hormone. Chris Benoit describes is as “a learning disability much like autism” that that National Fragile X Syndrome Foundation calls “the world's leading cause of inherited intellectual disability”.
(From WWE.com post, now removed, The National Fragile X Foundation, ESPN.com)

- May 12, 2003: Nancy Benoit files for divorce saying Chris Benoit threatened her and broke furniture. A restraining order was issued against Chris Benoit.
(From The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

- August 19, 2003: Nancy Benoit files to have the divorce and protection petitions dropped.
(From The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

- 2005: Chris, Nancy, and Daniel Benoit move into their new home in Fayetteville, GA.
(From The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

- 2006: The Albany, NY District Attorney’s Office claims Chris Benoit ordered steroids from MedXLife, a company under investigation of illegal steroid sales.
(From The Associated Press, as reported here)

- March 2007: In the next People Magainze, Benoit sitting by a wrestling ring and the caption of "we're real people outside of the ring," Benoit told a London interviewer last March. He also spoke of "burnout" on the job. "You're on the road so long. Sometimes you just need to step out of it to get refreshed."
(From 7/9/7 People Magazine as reported here)

- April 2007: Two owners of MedXLife, the company the Albany, NY District Attorney’s Office said supplied Chris Benoit with steroids pleaded guilty to drug charges, stating Signature Pharmacy of Orlando filled the orders.
(From The Associated Press, as reported here)

- April 1, 2007: WrestleMania 21 – Jim Ross states, “my wife and I had a long visit with the Benoits and at no time could one detect that there were any issues whatsoever. I even had the occasion to speak at length privately to Nancy and she said things were fine at home. As well as Nancy and I knew each other, if that had not been the case, she would have inferred otherwise I assure you.”
(From Jim Ross 7/28/07 Blog)

- April 10, 2007: Chris Benoit passes a WWE Wellness Policy exam. Vince McMahon says on Today Show that he was unsure though how a legal prescription would play, although other WWE talents have not passed due to liver enzyme levels while on reported prescription medication.
(From WWE.com post, now removed, 7/28 Today Show, and ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- Mid June 2007: CNN reports on 6/26/7 that concerned WWE fans and fans of Chris Benoit called a Georgia News Channel asking about the death of Chris Benoit, but possibly meaning Vince McMahon.
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- June 19, 2007: Wrestles last match on ECW on SciFi, defeating Elijah Burke.
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- Before Friday June 22, 2007: Dr. Phil Astin had prescribed testosterone for Chris Benoit due to low testosterone, possibly due to steroid use. Dr. Astin’s name was also on several of the prescription steroid bottles later found in the Benoit residence.
(From MSNBC)

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007:
- Chris Benoit stops by the office of Doctor Phil Astin and his staff where Dr. Astin says “He certainly didn’t show any signs of any distress or rage or anything.”
(From NBC Augusta)

- Nancy Benoit is killed by asphyxiation, possibly by a cord around her neck while being pinned to the floor, held down by a knee to the back.
(From Fayetteville Police Press Conference, ESPN.com, and CNN)

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007:

- Daniel Benoit is killed by asphyxiation, possibly using a choke hold, due to there “being no bruise marks on his neck” according to Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard.
(From Fayetteville Police Press Conference & The Associated Press as posted on AccessNorthGA.com)

- 3:30 pm: A WWE employee received a voice message from Benoit stating he overslept and missed his flight. The co-worker called Benoit back who sounded tired and groggy. Benoit stated, “I love you”. The co-worker said it was “out of context.”
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 3:42 pm: The same co-worker, concerned over the conversation, called Benoit a second time. Benoit did not answer and the co-worker left a message stating “just call me back.”
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 3:44 pm: Benoit called the co-worker stating he didn’t answer because he was on the phone with Delta changing his flight. Benoit stated he had a real stressful day due to Nancy and Daniel being sick with food poisoning. They discussed travel plans for the WWE Tour of Texas with Benoit still sounding groggy according to the co-worker.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- Johnny Ace is one of the people to receive a text message from Benoit, according to his brother, Road Warrior Animal.
(From MSNBC's Scarborough Country)

- 4:30 pm: A co-worker who consistently travels with Benoit, calls from outside Houston airport and Benoit answered. Benoit told the co-worker Nancy as throwing up blood and Daniel was also throwing up. Benoit thought they had food poisoning. Benoit stated he changed his flight and would be arriving into Houston at 6:30 pm. Benoit told the co-worker to drive onto the WWE event.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 5:35 pm: Benoit called WWE Talent Relations stating he & Nancy were in the hospital, with their son who was throwing up and would be taking a later flight into Houston, but would make the WWE event in Beaumont, TX.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 6:10 pm: Talent Relations called Benoit asking what time he was getting into Beaumont. Benoit responded he was leaving Atlanta at 9:20 pm Eastern time, arriving to Houston at 9:24 pm Central time. Talent Relations advised it would be too late to make the WWE event. Benoit apologized citing he had a family emergency. Talent Relations suggested Benoit take the flight to Houston, rest up and be ready for the Vengeance Pay-Per-View event.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 6:13 pm: Talent Relations called Benoit to reconfirm the travel plans with no answer from Benoit. The representative from Talent Relations left a voice message to take the flight and rest up.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2007

- 3:53 am: Text messages are sent from Chris Benoit’s cell phone to the same two co-workers he spoke with on Saturday. One stating: My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215 Another stating: The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 3:54 am: Two more text messages are sent from Nancy Benoit’s cell phone to the same two co-workers Chris Benoit spoke with, both stating C.S. My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 3:55 am: Two more text messages are sent from Nancy Benoit’s cell phone to the same two co-workers Chris Benoit spoke with, again stating C, S. My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 3:58 am: Another co-worker is sent a text message from Nancy Benoit’s cell phone stating, My address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- If Text Message timestamps are correct, Chris Benoit is hung by a cord around his neck from his weight equipment attached to approximately 240 lbs. of weights and dies by asphyxiation, despite Coroner’s report listing time of death late Saturday. Early explanation was that the text messages were not received by WWE co-workers until several hours later. District Attorney Scott Ballard added in an interview, “Based on text messaging that he sent, we assume he died between 3 and 4 o’clock…”
(From Fayetteville Police Press Conference, 3 Count Wrestling Show , and The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

- Later that day - WWE made several attempts to contact Benoit via phone and text messages, as well as, the local hospitals in the Atlanta area. As of 11:00 pm Sunday night there was no contact made with Benoit.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- During WWE Vengeance pay-per-view, Chris Benoit is replaced by Johnny Nitro for what Jim Ross calls “personal reasons”
(From The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007

- 12:01 am: Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia article is edited from a Stanford, CT area IP address to include “Chris Benoit was replaced by [[Johnny Nitro]] for the ECW Championship match at Vengeance, as Benoit was not there due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy.” The same I.P. address also removed a “damaging description of [Chavo] Guerrero” from the article.
(From FoxNews.com, Wikipedia.org, and Atlanta Journal Constituion)

- 12:30 pm: WWE notified of text messages sent to the two co-workers.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 12:45 pm: WWE contacted Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office and requested them to go to Benoit’s residence
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 2:30 pm: Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office enter the Benoit home after a short delay from entering due to two dogs on the property and find the bodies of Nancy, Daniel, and Chris Benoit. Nancy was found upstairs in a family rope, bound, and wrapped in towel. There was also blood under her head, meaning possible signs of a struggle. Daniel was found in an upstairs bedroom. Daniel also had old needle marks in his arm, believed to be from growth hormone. Nancy and Daniel also had a bible placed next to them. Chris is found in the basement weight room with a cord attached to weights from his weight equipment wrapped around his neck. Prescription steroids are found in the home.
(From Fayetteville Police Press Conference, ESPN.com)

A nearly empty bottle of wine is also found near the body of Chris Benoit.
(From People Magazine as reported here)

No painkillers were found in the house.
(From 3 Count Wrestling Show)

- 4:00 pm: WWE received a call from the Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office, advising they entered
Benoit’s home, finding 3 deceased bodies (a male, a female and a child). The Fayetteville Sheriff’s office has secured the house as a “major crime scene” and had no further information.
(From Fayetteville Police Press Conference)

- By 5:00 pm - WWE makes decision to cancel RAW in Corpus Christi, TX and airs three-hour tribute to Chris Benoit and to end “The Death of Mr. McMahon”.
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- 6:00 pm: Nate Stein receives phone call informing him WWE talent was told of the passing of Chris Benoit.
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- 6:09 pm: WWE.com posts the death of Chris Benoit.
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- 8:00 pm: Vince McMahon starts RAW in an empty arena, informing the television audience of the death of Chris Benoit.
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- 9:24 pm: Fayette County Sheriff’s Lt. Tommy Pope reports the deaths were being investigated as homicides.
(From MyFoxAtlanta Fox 5)

- Approx. 10:00 p.m.: Detective Bo Turner reports to MyFoxAtlanta Fox 5 that the investigation is leading them to believe double murder-suicide and their suspect is Chris Benoit.
(From MyFoxAtlanta Fox 5

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007
- A.M.: WWE removes the Chris Benoit tribute videos and several mentions of Benoit from WWE.com
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- Mid-day: Chris Nowinski contacts Fayette County coroner requesting a brain exam to look for possible sign of brain injury such as from a concussion. He had been “thus far rebuffed”.
(From NY Times)

- 3:15 pm: Fox News carries Press Conference from Fayetteville County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney. Much information was released for the first time, including the official ruling as a “double murder-suicide” from Police Lt. Pope. District Attorney Scott Ballard said he did “not know if steroids played a role” and stated toxicology could take weeks to months. Pieces of what Ballard calls “bizarre” behavior is shared for the first time. No suicide note was found. First official mention of “prescription medications, including steroids” (not specifically stating anabolic or who the prescription was to) at the time being found in the house.
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- Early P.M.: WWE.com posts article stating steroids “were not and could not be related to the cause of death and that the findings indicate “deliberation, not rage.”
(From WWE.com post, now removed)

- Early P.M.: WWE cancels Canadian tour, originally posting “Out of respect for the surviving members of the Benoit family and the city of Edmonton”.
(From WWE.com post, some parts removed)

- Early P.M.: - Early P.M.: American Bank Center states WWE will return to Corpus Christi on July 16
(From American Bank Center, posted here)

- 10:00 pm: Vince McMahon starts ECW on SciFi states, “facts of this horrible tragedy are now apparent. Therefore, other than my comments there will be no mention of Mr. Benoit's name tonight. On the contrary, tonight's show will be dedicated to everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident. This evening marks the first step of the healing process. Tonight WWE performers will do what they do better than anyone else in the world -- entertain you.”
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- 9:30 pm.: Members of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Fayette County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force, & Carroll County Investigators raid Dr. Phil Astin’s Carrollton, GA office, confiscating computers and other evidence. Dr. Astin cooperated and no arrests were made.
(From MyFoxAtlanta Fox 5 and The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

- A.M.: WWE removes all mention of the Benoit Family Tragedy from WWE.com
(From ProWrestlingPress.com Observation)

- A.M.: Vince McMahon Appears on The Today Show
(Can be viewed on MSN)

- A.M.: Linda McMahon Appears on Good Morning America
(Can be viewed on ABCnews.com)

- Early P.M.: Chris Benoit’s father Michael states Chris will have a private funeral service in Canada, while Nancy and Daniel will probably have services near Nancy’s parents, Paul and Maureen Toffolini in Daytona Beach, FL.
(From The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

JULY 22, 2007 – U.S. Congress designated Fragile X day.
(From National Fragile X Foundation)

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ProWrestlingPress.com LIVE Radio Recap w/ “The New Batman” Johnny Kashmere

ProWrestlingPress.com LIVE Radio Recap w/ “The New Batman” Johnny Kashmere

Johnny Kashmere introduced as guest host for the night

Highlights From “Fan Jam 2: Graduation”:
* Johnny Kashmere felt “like a proud parent of the XFC graduates” who graduated last Saturday at ProWrestlingPress.com “Fan Jam 2” as himself, Amy
Lee, “The Complete” Pete Hunter,,& Aramis defeated Erik C. Jones, Tommy Biz, “All American” Chris Ansert, “US Male” Phil Boucher
* Trent Acid defeated his student Detox and will make his way to the UK this weekend for 1PW. Kashmere stated more PWU superstars will be touring Europe soon, including the possible defense of the PWU World Heavyweight Title in Germany this August if 2 Cold Scorpio retains past Sid Vicious on July 28. Kashmere also put over Detox at The Crazy 8.

Pro Wrestling Unplugged 7/28 “Iron & Steel” 7:30 pm at The New Alhambra Arena (formerly ECW Arena):
* The immense size and power of Sid Vicious challenging 2 Cold Scorpio on July 28.
* Huge Grudge Match in a Steel Cage between Messiah and Adam Flash
* Steel Cage Grudge Match for PWU Tag Titles as champions All Money Is Legal vs. The SAT
* Johnny Kashmere mentions his letter from “The Riddler” John McChesney…and the man he will face on July 28

“Boy Wonder” Jimmy Kleidsdale Makes an Appearance:
* Is honored following a leader like Johnny “The New Batman” Kashmere
* Burt Ward (RobinTheBoyWonder.com) e-mailed Jimmy Kleidsdale and Johnny Kashmere talking about much he liked what he saw of Kashmere vs. Delirious (posted on Google Video) and will do voice over work for PWU, if needed.

Pro Wrestling Unplugged will air Video Vault matches next week, with exclusive video from The Crazy Tailg8.

PWU Commissioner Idol is gearing up with candidates reaching out to fans and sites for recognition.

Check out ProWrestlingPress.com Promoter Services, including:
* Being the Booking Agency for The Original Diva, Sunny, as well as Tod Gordon, “Pitbull” Gary Wolf, and more
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Johnny Kashmere Info
* Won’t be at IWA Mid-South in Philadelphia this Saturday
* Trent Acid was his best opponent ever, since he’s his best friend and such a free-flowing wrestler
* Thought Dan Cowhey and Jake Black put together an awesome Crazy Tailg8
* Talked about what it takes to graduate from the XFC and while not comparing to other schools, says to look at the talent coming out of XFC.
* Put over Nate Stein and Dan Cowhey, but still hates Mike Trash

ProWrestlingPress.com LIVE Radio will NOT air next for Fourth of July holiday, but will maintain giving you the best daily wrestling news coverage there is.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

IFL press releases

Red Bears, Silverbacks' battle to be featured this monday on MyNetworkTV

IFL, Alfred Haber Distribution, FSN Announce Television Deal with AFN, American Forces Network

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ECW Rating for 06/26

1.8 up from last week's 1.6 and not hard to figure out why.

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Jason Gilliam to replace Drew Fickett at UFC 73

According to UFCJunkie.com

Chris "Lights Out" Lytle's opponent Drew "The Master" Fickett had to withdraw from their UFC 73 fight due to a knee injury.

It looks like Jason Gilliam "The Gizzard" will be his replacement. Gilliam made his UFC debut in March at UFC 68 losing to Jamie "The Worm" Varner in the first round at 1:34. Gilliam usually fights at 155 and this will be a Welterweight Bout.

The Card is as follows:
  1. Middleweight Title bout: Nathan Marquardt Vs. Anderson Silva
  2. Lightweight Title Bout: Hermes Franca Vs. Sean Sherk
  3. Light Heavyweight Bout: Rashad Evans Vs. Tito Ortiz
  4. Lightweight Bout: Alvin Robinson Vs. Kenny Florian
  5. Heavyweight Bout: Heath Herring Vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  6. Welterweight Bout: Jason Gilliam Vs. Chris Lytle
  7. Lightweight Bout: Jorge Gurgel Vs. Diego Saraiva
  8. Light Heavyweight Bout: Stephan Bonnar Vs. Mike Nickels
  9. Lightweight Bout: Frank Edgar Vs. Mark Bocek

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EXC to hold next card September 1?

September is shaping up to be the new june. This listing at MMA Weekly shows EXC holding a card on September 1.

Those rumored to participate so far are: Gina Carano, Jan Finney, Victor Valenzuela, Nick Diaz (unless he celebrates 4:20 again) and Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett (Unless the man tries to keep him down again).

Events I believe to take place in September.

  1. Elite XC: 09/01.
  2. WEC 30 on Versus: 09/05.
  3. UFC 75: 09/08.
  4. TNA No Surrender: 09/09.
  5. WWE Unforgiven: TBD (I'm sure they've made the date available, I just can't be bothered to look it up right now).
  6. UFC 76: 09/22

Not quite June, but not the peace of July either.

Speaking of July, add Cage Rage to the list of events Cage Rage 22

I am going to establish a predictions thread for this show because Euan and I decided that it must be so. Euan will be reporting on this for the site unless he decides to go on another 6-month vacation.

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Josh Barnett contracted to DSE until October?

So says Barnett here

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Gainesville, Florida to host future UFC cards?

so says this article

I can see Dana White being interviewed by papers everywhere going...oh, uh, yeah we're gonna have a fight night here in just a matter of time. I can see this happening mainly because I think it would be funny.

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Rich Crunkilton to get lightweight title shot at WEC 30

MMA Weekly lists WEC 30 as taking place on 09/05 and airing on the Versus network.

According to that site's rumor section the show will be headlined by a WEC lightweight title bout where Rich Crunkilton will face Rob McCullough.

WEC 29 is set for Sunday, August 5 on Versus and is set to be headlined by Paulo Filho Vs. Joe Doerksen for the vacant WEC Middleweight title and Carlos Condit defending his welterweight title against Brock Larson.

If all these come to pass, the only thing I can say is in agreement with Sam Caplan's thoughts that the WEC is going to put on some awesome fights.

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Frank Shamrock interview

MMAWeekly did the interview and it is here

says he respects Baroni, could be out for 6-7 months, and wants a rematch with Renzo Gracie.

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UFC 73 conference call notes

Sam Caplan has some interesting notes from the UFC 73 conference call here

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Gareb Shamus Interview

Interviewed by Sam Caplan for CBS Sportsline...

Shamus, for those who are stupid, is Co-owner of the IFL.

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New match added to UFC 74

According to UFCJunkie.com you can add David Heath Vs Renato Sobral to the show.

This is the projected card thus far...

  1. Heavyweight Championship Bout: Randy Couture Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  2. Welterweight Bout: Georges St. Pierre Vs. Josh Koscheck
  3. Lightweight Bout: Joe Stevenson Vs. Kurt Pellegrino
  4. Welterweight Bout: Hayato Sakurai Vs. Diego Sanchez
  5. Middleweight Bout: Kendall Grove Vs. Patrick Cote
  6. Middleweight Bout: Travis Lutter Vs. Ryan Jenson
  7. Heavyweight Bout: Tim Sylvia Vs. TBA
  8. Light Heavyweight Bout: Renato "Babalu" Sobral Vs. David Heath

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TNA News and Notes: 06/28/2007

iMPACT Preview for 07/05 here

News and Video from tonight's show here

TNA announces dates in Kansas and Iowa here

See TNA live monday or find out how here

Video preview for the Best of Abyss here

Euan's favorite performer writes her latest column and you can read it here

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Fighter Salaries for Fight Night 10 and TUF 5 Finale

details here

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Casey's Commentary: TNA iMPACT 06/28/2007

Welcome to TNA iMPACT coverage. Lets see if I can get through this, I failed with ECW on Tuesday.

Show opens with a video recap of Cornette explaining the Victory Road main event from last week.

We open with West and Tenay talking about tonight's world title match. A video airs with comments from Angle, Rhino and Christian.

Tale of the tape, followed by the entrences of all the participants.

We even get the UFC style intros...

Samoa Joe gets an intro and I believe he's going to do commentary. Nice of TNA to let him be close to the ring for his run-in.

Instead of commentating...Joe decides to comment to Angle by beating him up.

Match has not officially started, so we go to a...

Commercial Break!!!
I liked the way they hyped up the match, made it seem special. The rest of my commentary for the show is behind the cut.

Match 1: Rhino Vs. Christian Cage Vs. Kurt Angle - TNA Championship

There's not a lot happening I feel like writing about.

TNA is doing a deal where you can vote for 3D's opponents on TNA mobile.

  1. LAX
  2. AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels
  3. The Naturals

Yeah, I'm voting for the Naturals...don't know about you. The top 2 teams get the shot.

They are talking about how later in this show there will be an X-division showcase match including Eric Young. Its smart...you want to make it seem like other stuff is planned even if it isn't, so as to not telegraph finishes and match length.

Commercial Break.
Match is ok, but I wouldn't call it anything special at this point.

A Victory Road commercial airs or something.

We're back and I apologize for this recap. I've got 2 people here and it is hard for me to focus on what's hapening. Add to that, the fact that its just a standard match and I do my best work talking wacky angles and stuff...and this just isn't what I wanted to be.

Oh, yeah, somewhere in here Christian was attacked by Abyss. I apologize for not knowing where, I'm just finding it hard to focus.

Tomko and Styles go outside where Abyss and christian were fighting and they attack Abyss while Rhino and Angle wrestle in the ring.

Then, we go to another...commercial Break!!!

We're back and Rhino gores Angle through a table in the ring, just a few seconds later.

Christian has a nearfall...but Harris brings him out of the ring.

Tomko and Styles come in the building to take Harris off of Christian.

I expect more people to interfere...and right on Cue, Abyss re-enters the picture.

Here comes Sting to help Abyss and it is the parade of TNA stars~!

Commercial Break!!!

Back from the break and we're back with people fighting all over the place. Tomko is bloody, Sting is fighting Styles...there's about 600 guys out here.

A bunch of stuff is happening now but amazingly, its all in the ring involving the 3 wrestlers...but then again, they just showed Storm and Tomko spitting beer so maybe not.

Angle hits the Olympic slam, and gets the pin.

Winner: Kurt Angle

My Thoughts: Hard to really say, my mind is just not in this.

Interesting experiment though and I commend them for that.

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