PRESS RELEASE: ERIC YOUNG WINS TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON IMPACT WRESTLING

EricYoungTNA issued the following press release (courtesy of LordsofPain.net):

TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CHANGES HANDS

ERIC YOUNG WINS TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON IMPACT WRESTLING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a surprising twist, professional wrestler, TNA Superstar, fantasy sports fanatic and Animal Planet star “Showtime” Eric Young (twitter: @ShowtimeEY) tonight became the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, defeating reigning champion Magnus during an explosive episode of IMPACT WRESTLING. Airing weekly on Thursday at 9/8c on Spike TV and viewed by millions in more than 120 countries around the globe, IMPACT viewers were treated to an explosive episode with the return of President Dixie Carter after she lost control of wrestling operations more than a month ago and a 10-man gauntlet match for the #1 Contender’s spot resulting in Young’s win. Demanding that he face Magnus in the ring the same night, Young captured the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after delivering the piledriver to the reining champ.

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Upcoming Independent Wrestling Events: April 11 – April 20, 2014

IndyUpcoming Independent Wrestling Events: April 11 – April 20, 2014

** Below is a listing of independent wrestling events for the next two weeks. This listing is sent weekly.
** Please send any events you would like added to Nate Stein at nate_stein@hotmail.com or on Twitter @PSPhenom.
Wed, Apr 9- Rockstar Pro Wrestling – 1106 E. Third ST, Dayton, OH – 7 pm – Facebook.com/RockstarProWrestling
Thu, Apr 10 – Zero 1 Supreme/Pro Wrestling USA – Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair DR, Champaign, IL – 9 pm – facebook.com/zero1supreme

PRESS RELEASE: Interview with Former WWE Superstar Zach Gowen

zach-gowenFor Immediate Release:

Sorgatron Media Announces an Interview with Zach Gowen
Zach Gowen Joins the Indy Mayhem Show for a Discussion of his Wrestling Career
Sorgatron Media, a multi-media company specializing in audio and video multimedia and production, announces an on-air interview with Zach Gowen.
Zach Gowen joins the Indy Mayhem Show crew for a discussion in conjunction with the upcoming DVD release of “Finding Zach Gowen: The Life Story of the World’s First One-Legged Wrestler.” Gowen discusses the loss of his leg at a young age from cancer. He outlines his rise to become a star in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and talks about his life post-WWE. He also talked about his struggle with addiction and path to recovery – including a possible new era for professional wrestlers beating their addictions.

The 5 Count – episode #14 WrestleMania XXX recap

5countheaderDid the #YesMovement rule Wrestlemania? Did Lesnar conquer the streak? HOLD UP! We know you probably the answers plus everything else that happened at Wrestlemania, but we’ve dedicated this entire episode to the biggest show of the year, but the RAW the night after. So sit back and enjoy our hilarious recap of Wrestlemania 30.

WWE.com presents: Our 5 favorite moments from WrestleMania 30

30_WM30_EntrancesCourtesy of WWE.com:

Another WrestleMania is in the books. This year’s Show of Shows delivered a number of epic moments that will forever live in the minds and hearts of the WWE Universe (and on WWE Network). Legends united, a streak was broken and a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion was crowned. So what were our favorite moments?

With so many to choose from, picking just five was not an easy task. However, there were certain moments that stood above the rest. Moments that will be immortalized on The Grandest Stage of Them All. WWE.com presents our five favorite moments from WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans.

See the list here!
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ABC2news.com presents “Hardcore wrestling legend Mick Foley brings stand-up act to Baltimore” by Ron Snyder

Foley ActCourtesy of http://www.abc2news.com writer Ron Snyder, photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mick Foley spent decades getting hit with steel chairs, tied up in barbed wire and diving 15 feet off of steel cages — all in an effort to send his fans home happy.

Foley, 48, garnered the moniker of a “hardcore legend” during his many years traveling the world as a professional wrestler. He eventually became one of the most well-known and respected wrestlers in the business and last year was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

It wasn’t until many years into his career that he learned he could entertain fans without putting his body – and possibly his life – on the line.

Through the years, Foley has evolved from professional wrestler to a multi-time, best-selling author, actor and stand-up comic/performer. His latest venture, a one-man show entitled, “Tales from Wrestling Past,” is coming to Maryland when he performs at 8 p.m. April 8 at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.

“I think I’ve shown through the years in the ring I could be funny,” Foley said. “My name gave me about a 10-minute grace period where people came because they knew who I was. It was up to me to keep them there passed that.”

Foley said while he felt natural performing in front of thousands of fans as a wrestler, it took time to hone his skills for his show.

“When I first started this about 4 ½ years ago, I used a lot of material that had nothing to do with wrestling. But I found it was like a classic rock group that tried to force new material down the fans’ throat when they really wanted to hear their greatest hits. I think I’ve struck that balance now where I weave wrestling and other subjects into my show.”

Foley, who was known to take a dozen chair shots in a match and even had part of his ear tore off in another, showed off his artistic side in 1999 when he released his autobiography, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. The book reached the topped the New York Times non-fiction best seller list for several weeks and started a trend of wrestlers releasing books.

In the years since, Foley wrote three more autobiographical books, four children’s fiction books and two fictional novels. The married father of four also went on to be very active in charitable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Newsday.com presents “Malverne’s Matt Striker misses WWE WrestleMania 30, still enjoys pro wrestling’s ride” by Josh Stewart

StrikerNewsday.com presents “Malverne’s Matt Striker misses WWE WrestleMania 30, still enjoys pro wrestling’s ride” by Josh Stewart (photo courtesy of WUW)

Matt Striker describes a key mistake he made during his WWE career, then immediately admonishes his “lack of a better sentence structure” at the end of said description.

Constructive self-criticism is ever present while speaking with Malverne resident Striker at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. The boxing facility’s rings have been graced by the likes of Mike Tyson and “Sugar” Shane Mosley, but on this night the World of Unpredictable Wrestling and its collection of pro wrestling’s newbies and nomads have taken over.

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“Supermen: A Story of British Wrestlers” is now available for free!

SupermanSupermenFilm Team recently released their independently produced wrestling documentary, Supermen: A Story of British Wrestlers.

It can be viewed for free here:

The film is a feature-length documentary focused on what it’s like to live a life in wrestling.
It features candid interviews from a wide-range of British wrestlers, young to old. Including interviews with Rockstar Spud, Marty Scurll, Dave Taylor, Doug Williams, Robby Brookside and Dave Finlay, it is a comprehensive look at the subject.

Former WWE writer Big Dick Johnson predicts CM Punk will not appear at WrestleMania

WM30Former WWE Creative Writer Chris DeJoseph better known as Big Dick Johnson on WWE TV, has published a new column at PWMania.com. DeJoseph reveals 30 “big” predictions for Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania XXX. He predicts CM Punk will not be at WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan will defeat Triple H, the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, Undertaker maintaining his steak and more.

Here are some excerpts from his article:

* Alberto Del Rio wins the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
- A Heel will win this match. ADR is due for a big win and would be a great heel to carry this trophy and brag about it.