presents: Wrestlemania 30 for 30 – Wrestlemania 23

30for30Courtesy of presents: Wrestlemania 30 for 30 – Wrestlemania 23!

On the latest episode of Wrestlemania 30 for 30, we revisit a show which, by the numbers, is the biggest Wrestlemania of all time – 2007?s Wrestlemania 23! We’ll go over all the matches in detail and the build up to the biggest buyrate in company history including the BATTLE OF THE BILLIONAIRES between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump, PLUS we talk about the unbelievably polarizing year that is 2007, where things went from the very highest of high, to the very very lowest of low. I don’t think we need to tell you what we’re alluding to. It WILL be talked about. Download the show and enjoy yourself!

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Steve AustinCourtesy of Rob Fee/Mandatory:’s “greatest wrestler from each state” map!

When putting together a map of the greatest wrestlers from each state, some of them are easy choices. Hulk Hogan easily wins Georgia and Macho Man Randy Savage is the obvious choice for Ohio, but some states haven’t produced that many big names at all. If you’re wondering how on earth Eric Bischoff could be the greatest wrestler from Wyoming, it’s because he’s the ONLY professional wrestler from Wyoming. He was actually born in Michigan, but was the only one to even reside in the state. If this teaches us anything, it’s that Wyoming needs to up its game when it comes to producing wrestlers.

The three toughest states to choose had to be Minnesota, Indiana and Texas. Indiana was home to Mick Foley and the late, great Ultimate Warrior, which was a really tough call, but Foley edged the UDub out. Minnesota is home to both Mr. Perfect and Rick Rude, which could go either way. Texas is the birthplace of both The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin, so there’s definitely room for argument that The Undertaker deserves the spot over Austin.

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The NWA welcomes Bayou Independent Wrestling

NWAThe National Wrestling Alliance has announced the addition of Bayou Independent Wrestling and its promoter Josh Newell.

“We are pleased to add a quality promoter like Josh Newell to the National Wrestling Alliance,” said NWA CEO Chris Ronquillo. “NWA-BIW is a quality promotion and a great fit that rounds out our Louisiana coverage.”

Bayou Independent Wrestling, established in 2007, will hold its first event as a licensed NWA promotion on May 24 at the West Monroe Convention Center. NWA-BIW Southern Champion Steve Anthony will defend his title against former NWA National Heavyweight Champion Vordell Walker in an “I Quit” match.

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Recent Davey Richards interview with Ring Rust Radio and Bleacher Report

davey3Donald Wood from Bleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio, as well as fellow Bleacher Report columnists Mike Chiari and Brandon Galvin, had TNA Superstar DAVEY RICHARDS on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA career, Indy Career, his decision to sign with TNA over WWE and so much more!

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TNA Superstar Eric Young has been with Impact Wrestling for over a decade, but his greatest day as a professional wrestler came on Thursday, April 10 when he defeated Magnus to capture the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Young became the seventh Triple Crown winner in company history—he previously won the tag team championship and the X Division championship—and he proved through his world title victory that his underdog character has a true connection with the fans.

Featured columnists Donald Wood, Mike Chiari and Brandon Galvin sat down for an exclusive interview with the new TNA world champion and talked about his time in the business, his road to the top, the comparisons to WWE’s Daniel Bryan and so much more.

Paige talks about winning the WWE Divas title, and more

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New WWE Divas Champion Paige spoke with The UK’s Independent about her big win over AJ Lee on Monday’s RAW. She commented on what it was like to get the win:

“Oh my gosh, you have no idea. I lost my mind. Firstly just being in the ring with AJ who I’ve always looked up to, she’s an incredible talent and a woman to be around, and then being on Raw is just insane. I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point, it’s been nearly nine years now, and it was just incredible. I couldn’t stop crying, I haven’t stopped talking to my family about it, it’s overwhelming especially getting so much support from the fans and backstage. It’s been magical.”

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PRESS RELEASE: JCW announces April events that include WWE/ECW legends and superstars

JCWWord seems to be spreading that Jersey Championship Wrestling (JCW) is the place to be for professional wrestling legends to showcase their talents and meet their fans!  Coming off of a month that saw both Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Jerry “The King” Lawler in the JCW ring, we move forward to April with no fewer than seven legends and stars who are ready to thrill the New Jersey crowds!

The first event will take place in Brick, NJ on April 19th.  Hardcore wrestling icons Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer will be in the house that night, so be prepared for a truly Extreme show!  In the main event of the evening, Funk will be in Dreamer’s corner for a rematch of a match that took place in June of last year in Oakland.  Dreamer will once again be facing “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny DeManto!  Their last meeting put JCW down one door and a ring bell, and it took guest commissioner and former New York Giants Super Bowl Champion Jay Alford to put an end to the match!

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Austin Aries recently joined the Smells Like Human Spirit podcast to talk wrestling, politics, and more

austin2Austin Aries recently joined the Smells Like Human Spirit podcast to talk wrestling, politics, and more!

“Monsanto basically is trying to own food – let’s just call it like it is.”

These are the sentiments of the multi-talented Austin Aries (@AustinAries), professional wrestler by trade and highly knowledgeable in regards to the issue of genetically modified food, and a variety of other pertinent social issues. Austin joined Guy Evans on the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast to discuss the food-industrial complex, the business practices of Monsanto, his perspective on the U.S. political system, and more!

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Smells Like Human Spirit is a DAILY podcast that covers society, culture, and everything in between! Previous guests include Professor Noam Chomsky, Dan Carlin, Michael Ruppert and many others.

WWNLive Alerts – April 12, 2014 edition

EVOLVE_Wrestling_0001WWNLive Alerts – April 12, 2014 edition

We want to start out with a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended live or watched the WWNLive Experience events on iPPV. You made the WWNLive Experience a huge success. We can’t wait until next year! Now, we turn our attention to the upcoming SHINE and EVOLVE events. We have match and talent announcements so let’s get to it….
April 10th: All WWNLive Experience events from last weekend are now available to watch anytime at On Demand. When you buy one of these iPPVs, you own it to view as many times as you want! Here’s a quick rundown: