The company line espoused by owner Shane Noles regarding the acrimonious departure of the Exotic Ones is that talent is being sought to fill their spots and the War Games at the and the War Games will be an open invitational to win the PWA tag titles. Noles also confirmed rumors of legal action by the Exotics against the PWA...Commissioner Dave Wills did a run in on the May 20 edition of Georgia Wrestling Now and went on a rant in support of the Exotics...The story behind PWA's return to the VFW Fairgrounds is that the venue is now the former post commander is now booking events there at the behest of the state VFW office. State VFW officials revoked the charter of Carrollton post 7404 and seized control of the 33 acres of property after allegations of financial misdeeds by post personnel...Romeo Vezirian won the Georgia Junior Championship was his first in the United States. Vezirian came to the US from France 3 months ago and contacted PWA about coming in...The stripping of the title from Stoney Hooker was a definitely a sore point with the Exotics. Hooker took another booking for May 18 with the understanding that PWA was not running on that date...Also announced for June 1: Johnny Swinger vs. Mr. Hughes....Trevor Aeon has recently started training with Micah Taylor. Fellow Taylor trainees Spiral and Koonce were on hand for the May 18 event.
World Wrestling Council will be at the
Acropolis Stadium in Manati, Puerto Rico on May 24th. Advertised:
"Mr. Raytings" Ray Gonzales & El Chicano vs. Invader #1
& The Super Fenix. "El Boricua Mayor" Savio Vega vs.
"El Macho Domincano de 7 suelas" El Bronco #1. Abbad vs.
"The Academy" Chris Angel (w/Barrabas). Thunder &
Lightning vs. "Silent Rage" Andy Leavine & Samson
Walker. Sebastian Guerra vs. El Diabolico. Zcion RT1 vs. Steve
Joel. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 children. Tickets go
on sale at 5:00 and bell time is at 8:30.
Universal Independent Wrestling will be
at the Haralson County Rec Complex in Buchanan, GA on May 25th.
Advertised: Bull Buchanan vs. Murder One in a leather strap match.
The Mercenary vs. "Dixie Dynamite" Billy Knight in a last
man standing match. "The Local Scene" Josh Storm vs. "The
Innovator of Offense" Frankie Valentine. The So Fine Mafia
(Brad Lynch & "Epic" Grant Mitchell) vs. The Awesome
Ones (Awesome TC & Cody Gunn). Stupid (w/Tweety) vs. "The
Demigod" Mason. Jimmy the Kid vs. "The Undead Luchadore"
Super Natural. Tickets are $8 ringside, $6 general admission and
free for children under 7. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at
8:00. For more information call (770)562-4506 or (678)858-5568.
SHINE Wrestling will be at The Orpheum
in Ybor City, FL on May 24th. Advertised: Jessicka Havok puts her
SHINE championship tournament spot against Portia Perez. Rain vs.
Aneglina Love. Valkyrie is banned from ringside. Mercedes Martinez
vs. Mia Yim in a SHINE championship tournament qualifying match.
Leva vs. Taylor Made (w/April Hunter) in a SHINE championship
tournament qualifying match. Nikki Roxx vs. Allysin Kay (w/April
Hunter) in a SHINE championship tournament qualifying match. Santana
vs. Kimberly in a SHINE championship tournament qualifying match.
Also scheduled to appear are Daffney, Ivelisse, Amber O'Neal, Heidi
Lovelace, Sojo Bolt, Jessie Belle, Luscious Latasha. Tickets are $50
VIP stage, $30 front row reserved and $15 general admission. Bell
time is at 9:00.
Premier Wrestling Xperience will be at
the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on May 26th. Matches to be
added. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission. Doors
open at 5:30 and bell time is at 6:00.
Pro Wrestling Resurrection will be at
the Mega Mart Indoor Flea Market in Gainesville, GA on May 26th.
Advertised: Johnny Danger vs. Zach Daniels. Also scheduled are The
Reckoning (w/Quasi Mandisco), "The All American" Chris
Damian, Kevin Blue, Priceless Attraction, The Undead Luchadores.
Tickets are $8 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, $5 seniors ages 65 and
older and free for children under 6. Doors open at 2:30 and bell
time is at 3:00. For more information call (678)971-7461.
The road to APW's GameChanger is beginning to take shape. As we have 3 weeks left until the event that officially starts the road to the biggest show of the year for Alternative Pro Wrestling...Freedom Fight! Two weeks ago, it was made known that Jeremy Vain had a choice from the board of directors for APW. He could 1. Participate in the GameChanger rumble on June 7th, or 2. Cash in his rumble sport for a rematch at the APW Southern States Heavyweight Championship. But, if he traded in his rumble spot for a title shot, and he failed to capture the championship, it would be his last title opportunity. The main event was set, and in the end, when the dust settled and the smoke cleared, it was Jeremy Vain successful over Jacoby Boykins. The commissioner of APW, Jacob Ashworth was furious at the outcome of the match, when it was over, he picked up Boykins off the ground and delivered a monster powerbomb to the big man. Does this mean the end of their business relationship? Who knows? But last week, Jacob Ashworth declared that he would be in GameChanger rumble on June 7th, and that he was going to win, and that he would take the title from Vain himself! "The Lethal Dose" Stryknyn is still out of action. And I was able to get a sit down interview with him a few days ago, which will hopefully air on APW's Facebook page soon, or possibly on a youtube sight. All I can say about the interview is that, I personally have never seen "The Lethal Dose" like this. When the information on where to see it comes available, I can assure you, you don't want to miss. As for the rest of the APW roster, they are all gearing up for the most unpredictable event of the year. Be there this Friday night at the APW Arena(305 Cherry Street) for lots of action and surprises. As the road to GameChanger continues. Belltime is 8:15pm. All seats $5!
ProSouth Wrestling was in Piedmont, AL
on May 17th. Results: Frankie Valentine & Stupid (w/Tweety)
defeated Steven Michaels & Jed Johnson after interference from
Dameon Ceretone. Dameon Ceretone defeated Scott Spade. "Last
Hero" Ace Haven (w/Amy) defeated Zane "Epic" Stevens.
Big Tomb defeated "Young Gun" Jed Johnson. Sean Nelson &
Eli Daniels defeated The Dakota Outlaws (w/James Hardy) by DQ after
Dakota Outlaw #1 used a cowbell on Nelson.
NWA Atlanta will be at the Metro
Auction Co in Locust Grove, GA on May 25th. Advertised: General
Abdul Qadeer defends the NWA Atlanta Heavyweight championship against
AJ Steele. Also scheduled to appear are Mike Cannon, Prince Akbar,
The BFFs ("Marvelous" Michael Stevens & "Adorable"
Anthony Andrews), NWA Atlanta Max champion Fry Daddy, Andy Anderson,
The Patriot, Axil Anderson, NWA Atlanta Tag Team champions Beauty &
The Beast (Rick Michaels & Bobby Hayes), Simon Sermon. Bell time
is at 7:30. For more information call (678)873-4010.
Nashville Pro Wrestling will be at the
Old Hickory Community Center in Nashville, TN on May 24th.
Advertised: Yaden Matthews vs. Davey Richards. Reed Bentley vs.
Antonio Garza vs. Kyle O'Reilly. Christian Rose vs. Danny Todd.
Matt Cage vs. Alex Castle. Brandon Espinosa vs. Dyron Flynn. JJ
Garrett vs. Shawn Hoodrich. Also scheduled to appear are Darren
Dean, The Hollisters, Team IOU, Aaron Solo, Jeff O'Shea, Mallaki
Matthews. An Austin Moody concert is also scheduled. Tickets are
$12 ringside and $8 general admission. Doors open at 6:30. The
concert starts at 7:00 and bell time is at 7:30.
I Believe in Wrestling will be at the
Team Vision Dojo in Orlando, FL on May 26th. Advertised: JD Amazing
defends the SCW Florida Heavyweight championship against "God's
Gift" QT Marshall in a street fight. Chasyn Rance & Maxwell
Chicago vs. Santana Garrett & Chico Adams. Jesse Neal vs. Josh
Hess. Donovan Terrell vs. "Sweet Thang" Willie Brown. Tim
Zbyszko (w/"Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko) vs. Carlos
Rivera. Gersom Sanchez vs. Wayne Van Dyke. Tickets are $10. Doors
open at 4:30 and bell time is at 5:00. For more information call
Global Championship Wrestling will be
at the Pell City Civic Center in Pell City, AL on May 25th.
Advertised: Team GCW (GCW Heavyweight champion "Maddog"
Dan Sawyer, GCW Television champion "Showtime" Shane Fox,
Mr. O'Hagan, "Outta Control" Jake Cole, Cody O'Connor &
Jeremy Foster) vs. Team Underground (Micah Taylor, Spi-Ral, Aiden
Solo, Xander Stone, Koonce & "The New Sensation" Steven
Stiles) in a steel cage elimination match. The Unlucky Charms (Damon
Kristofer & Kris Knox)(w/The Wicked Nemesis) defends the GCW Tag
Team championships against Full Throttle (Joey Lightning & Trever
Aeon). "The Latin Sensation" Antonio Garza vs. "The
Mystic" Muddbone. Chris Jacobs vs. The Russian War Machine.
Johnny Swinger vs. Scotty Blaze. Tickets are $10. Bell time is at
NWA Florida Underground will be at the
Sports Center Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL on May 25th. Advertised:
Michael Tarver defends the NWA FU Heavyweight championship against
Robbie E. Kenneth Cameron vs. Trent Baretta in a NWA FU Heavyweight
championship #1 contenders match. Steve "Moose" Madison
vs. Wes Brisco. Bruce Santee defends the NWA FU Bruiserweight
championship against Luke Hawx. Rule Britania defends the NWA FU Tag
Team championships against JD Maverick & James Alexander. Jessie
Bell & Sassy Steffie vs. Solo Darling & Leva Bates. Kennedy
Kendrick vs. Big O. Brooklyn Shore vs. Ralph Mosca & Joshua
Masters. Also scheduled to appear are Brian Knobbs, Jesse Neal,
Wayne Van Dyke, Maxwell Chicago, Joey Epix, Leo Gold, Akbar Farhat,
The Grease, Mitch Mitchell, Wayne Wonder, Ushaka, Justin Rando,
Norman Wright, "The Greek God" Deimos. Advance general
admission tickets are $10. General admission tickets at the door are
$15. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 7:30.
Elite Wrestling Alliance will be at the
Community of Christ in Chattanooga, TN on May 24th. Advertised: The
Cracka Cartel & Joey Idol vs. The Supreme Council & Brad
Spurlock. Also scheduled to appear are AIWF New South Tag Team
champions The Movement , EWA Tag Team champions Spotlight Inc.
Tickets are $5 adults and $3 children under 13. Doors open at 7:00
and bell time is at 8:00. For more information call (423)508-8811.
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling
will be at the DSCW Arena in Blue Ridge, GA on May 25th. Advertised:
Kyle Matthews vs. Salem Sinner Sixx vs. Justin Flash vs. Justin
Overstreet for the vacant AIWF World Heavyweight championship. Also
scheduled to appear are Johnny Rokk, Cyrus the Destroyer (w/Logan
Chase III), The Movement, Fantasy, Jessica Wetmore, The Good Ole
Boys, Cousin Cletus. Tickets are $8 adults and $4 children under 13.
Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00.
GWHNews has learned that the Exotic Ones are no longer with Peachstate Wrestling Alliance due to creative differences. Exotic Ones vs. Team PWA is the announced match up for War Games at the promotion's 5th anniversary show on June 1. When reached for comment, PWA owner Shane Noles said he would issue a statement once he was able to gather more information.
The major news flash is that PWA is returning to the Carrollton VFW Fairgrounds starting with their 5th Anniversary show on June 1 featuring a double cage War Games.
The show opened and closed with strong angles. In between, the wrestling ranged from a God awful women's match to ordinary at best. But PWA has never been about quality wrestling. Their fortunes ride on the ability to tell compelling stories and to promote the hell out of the towns they run.
The story aspect is a question mark at this point. It's story singular and that's part of the problem. PWA has precious little going for it except Exotic Ones led by Dave Wills vs. Team PWA led by Noles. Wills is a great talker but four talk segments on the same show? The Exotics (Rick Michaels, Simon Sermon, Tommy Too Much and Stoney Hooker) were running roughshod over the babyfaces (Mike Jackson, Chic Donovan, Joey Kidman and Dusty MacWilliams) and getting nuclear heat. Rather than bolstering a puny babyface side, the heels had been cooled off and cut down to size, although the irrepressible Exotics had a ton of heat on them before the night was over.
He was hot-tempered, overly aggressive and tough as a
So is there any wonder why Manny Fernandez was nicknamed
“The Raging Bull?”
Fernandez earned his mat moniker the old-fashioned way —
by learning the ropes from the likes of Terry Funk and Dick Murdoch, being the
last one standing in bar fights, and shedding buckets of blood in rings from
the Carolinas to Japan.
On the last count, Fernandez, now 58 years old, relates a
story of a particularly brutal bout with Wahoo McDaniel at the UIC Pavilion in
Chicago in 1988. It was an Indian strap match and so bloody that ESPN wouldn’t
“The ring was covered in blood from corner to corner. The
people went crazy,” Fernandez recalls.
There was no way that the main event between Jerry Lawler
and Kerry Von Erich could follow it. That bout, ironically, was stopped due to
“They had one little trickle of blood,” says Fernandez,
who adds that neither Lawler nor Von Erich wanted to put the other over. “Wahoo
and I lost it. Wayne Bloom, Mike Enos and Ray Stevens had to hold me to the
ground to keep from getting at them. I wanted to kick their butts so bad.”
The fans booed, he says, and the promotion never came
back. It would be the first and only AWA show to be broadcast on pay-per-view.
Culture Shock Wrestling will be at the
Community Center in Mossy Head, FL on May 25th. Advertised: Mike
Metal defends the CSW Heavyweight championship against Joe Gibson.
Lane Smart vs. Nathan Beast vs. Mikey Webb in a 3 way #1 contenders
for the CSW Heavyweight championship match. Jon Ryker & Cameron
Frost defends the CSW Tag Team championships against Da Onyx (Marcus
Gibbs & Terry Allen Jones). Reagan Bryce defends the CSW Formula
One championship against Shane Gibson. Darius Caine vs. Brian Caige.
Chuck Diamond vs. Cali Kid. Lucha Locura vs. Ghetto Brown. Also
scheduled to appear are Initial Shock, Southern Renegades, Enemies of
the State, The Sadist Kingdom. Tickets are $8 and free for children
under 7. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 8:00.
BANG will be at the Funking
Conservatory in Ocala, FL on May 25th. Advertised: Jerry "The
King" Lawler, Dory Funk, Jr. & Johnny Magnum vs. Cory "Wild"
Weston, Quinton "Drop Back" Hitchcock & Romero
Youngblood. Jessica "Power House" Hill defends the BANG
Women's championship against Hollywood Heather. Tickets are $25.
Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information
Here is a recap for Ohio Valley Wrestling TV Episode 717 to air in Louisville on Saturday 5/18 or can also be seen online at http://www.ovwrestling.com/tv/717. OUR OVW Announce Team this week is Dean Hill, Gilbert Corsey, and Michael Titus. OUR OVW Ring Announcer is Terry Boddie.
Dean and Gilbert give a quick recap of last weekend's Saturday Night Special that was in a standing-room-only Davis Arena. Jamin Olivencia remains OUR OVW Champion after defeating Doug Williams, Randy Royal wins out over Rockstar Spud to become OUR OVW TV Champion, and OUR OVW Director of Operations Michael (not PS) Hayes stepped back into the ring and checkmated the Coalition!
Following up on his Amazon 5 Star rated book "Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?" Beau James has once again teamed up with Dr. Donnie Brannen to bring you his new book "It Takes All Kinds: The People, Place and Events That Make Pro Wrestling".
214 pages of shorts stories of Beau's life in Pro Wrestling. He covers such topics as midget wrestlers, good and bad promoters, the real good guys in wrestling, road trips, too much drinking, best and worst kind of fans, heroes turned friends, magical wrestling arenas, dressing room and parking lot fights, follow ups from his first book ,and much more,
Forward by longtime friend Dr. Tom Prichard, The back cover was written by Paul Bearer aka Percy Pringle III.
You can buy now at kingofkingsport.com. Now till Memorial Day get both of Beau's books and save $10.
Tully Blanchard will be the featured guest speaker at 3 Count Wrestling's show in Pickens, SC on Saturday 5/18. The Four Horseman Emeritus will not be wrestling, but for those who have heard him speak it is worthwhile. Featured wrestlers on the show include John Skyler, Ken Magnum, Ace Armstrong and Dirty to name a few.
KC Thunder's Smoky Mountain Wrestling has three shows scheduled with the Haywood County Fair in August. Future dealings with Harley Davidson in the Asheville area have taken a backseat due to the motorcyle company's economic downturn.
Eddie Brown's Ring Wars Carolinas (RWC) has found a new home in the 360 Elite Baseball Academy. The 10,000 square foot indoor and outdoor training facility is located in Fayetteville, NC and is a big step upward for the group. RWC will join with the Town of White Lake (NC) this Saturday to show off talent at the 35th annual "Water-fest."
Want to mention Ethan Rhymer, a brave young warrior who recently underwent skin graft treatments for a fiery accident at his home. Ethan is the young son of promoter David Rhymer ("Wicked") and his wife MaryBeth (rising superstar Alexis Parrish). The surgeries took place just days before Rhymer's biggest show of the year, over 1300 attending at the Camden (SC) Arena.
Let's end this week with a tribute to another Ethan, who recently celebrated a milestone. Ethan Cage (highspots.com founder Michael Bochicchio) turned 40 last Friday 5/10. Cage is a former NWA Mid-Atlantic Junior Heavyweight Champion and co-winner of an Anderson Brothers Classic (tag team tournament w/Jimmy Jack Funk Jr.).
Thursday’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Mike
Norris, Jerry Oates, and Bobby Simmons, featured discussion on the passing of
Ron West, moving between territories, and an appearance by Tom Renesto, Jr.
Ric Flair is scheduled to return to the American Wrestling Federation on May 30 at the Colonade Center in Ringold, GA. Flair will second Johnny Rokk vs. "Nature Boy" Paul Lee. Flair's first appearance at an AWF event was on May 4.
All-Star Wrestling will be at the ASW
House of Pain in Lewisburg, TN on May 18th. Advertised: JP "Cage"
Jones (w/Brittany) defends the ASW Heavyweight championship against
"Superstar" Mikey Dunn. Damien Payne vs. Wolfie D
(w/Brittany). "The Ice Man" Chris Kern & Mark
Dunnavant vs. Yukon Jack & "Magnificent" James Arp.
Chaos "Maxx" Carnage vs. "Beautiful" Bobby Lowe.
Freakshow vs. "Sensei" Phil Macchio. Tickets are $5 adults
and free for children under 6. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is
Johnny Rodz, Charles Wright (a/k/a Papa Shango), and Mike
Bennett celebrate birthdays today.
Emile ‘King Kong’ Czaja died at the age of 61 on this day in
1970, and Andy Kaufman was 35 when he passed in 1984. Little Coco passed away
when he was 40 on this day in 1993. Shoichi Arai died at 36 on this day in
2002, and Alex ‘Big Dick Dudley’ Rizzo was 34 when he passed that same day.
Ricky Cortez died at the age of 83 on this day in 2008.
Seth DeLay suffered a shoulder injury in his match with Anthony Henry that has been diagnosed as a torn rotator cuff. DeLay thinks the injury occurred on the spot when he reversed Henry's crossface. However, he didn't feel any pain until the next afternoon. DeLay is still listed for the May 25 show and will attempt to finish the feud...All military personnel with ID will receive free admission to the May 25 event featuring Delay vs. Henry in match 2 of their best of 5, Dementia D'Rose vs. Darcy Dixon, Steven Walters vs. John Skyler and The Elite (Shaun Tempers & Jagged Edge & Se7en vs. Unforgivable Blackness (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis & Geter) and Cash Vault (Bobby Moore & CB Suave & Tommy Penirelli) vs. Slim J & Azrael & Billy Buck...Bret Wolverton did the television play-by-play with Andrew Pendleton III on color commentary. Pendleton is recovering from a back injury and is back in the gym with the intent of returning to the ring...Former play-by-play announcer Tim E. D has parted ways with the company...Vain is one of three triple crown champions in Anarchy history, the others being Tempers and Ace Rockwell, Tempers' former partner in Pomp & Circumstance.