PRESS RELEASE: AWF will crown their first world champion at “Gold Rush” on February 8, 2014

GOLDRUSH_LOGO_squarePRESS RELEASE: AWF will crown their first world champion at “Gold Rush” on February 8, 2014

Arizona Wrestling Federation will crown its first ever champion at “AWF presents… Gold Rush” on February 8th, 2014. This event will take place at the Peoria Community Center, 8335 West Jefferson Street Peoria, AZ 85345. Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:00pm.

This will be the first championship title awarded in the Arizona Wrestling Federation. As of the writing of this article, every man on the AWF roster is eligible for a shot at the championship.

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GUEST COLUMN: “WWE: It’s Time, The Shield is Ready for Individual Success” by Justin Deagle

Shield 3Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://www.wrestleenigma.com and was written by Justin Deagle.

It has been over a year of huge success for the most impactful three man unit the wrestling industry has seen in the last several years. The collective unit known as The Shield, comprised of members Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns have set the standard for modern era six man tag matches while continuing to evolve as individuals.

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WWE.com presents: The epic history of WWE

WWE HistoryCourtesy of WWE.com:

The greatest story ever told? We think the chronicle of WWE’s evolution ranks way up there.

It begins with Mr. McMahon’s purchase of his father’s business in 1982, and ends … well, there’s really no telling. This timeline is divided into six action-packed sections, with each one detailing the events of a particular era in the company’s history: The ’80s Boom (’82-’85); The Dawn of WrestleMania (’85-’90); The New Generation (’90-’96); The Attitude Era (’96-’01); The Postwar Era (’01-’05) and The Modern Era (’05-Present).

Check out 100 historical photos from WWE history

Whether you’re a new fan or a long-time viewer, this is the definitive account of the most meaningful moments in WWE’s lore. Don’t let this history pass you by.

Genesis Freeviews: Watch Archived Classic Matches from TNA’s Genesis 2006-2013

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On Thursday night, January 16, TNA Wrestling presents the annual “Genesis” epic event LIVE and FREE on SpikeTV at 9/8c from Huntsville, Alabama at the Von Braun Center! As we count down to the event, watch select past classic matches from Genesis – plus a free view all this week of the entire Genesis 2013 Pay-Per-View event!

Genesis 2006: Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle

Genesis 2007: Ladder Match – Christian Cage vs. Kazarian

Genesis 2011: Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy

Genesis 2013: Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode

PPV Freeview: Watch the entire Genesis 2013 PPV

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FULL PRESS RELEASE: WWE Network launches on February 24, 2014

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WWE NETWORK LAUNCHES FEBRUARY 24

WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, will launch live in the U.S. on Monday, February 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania – valued at more than $600 per year for $9.99 per month with a 6-month commitment. WWE Network will also include groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand at launch.

Fans can subscribe to WWE Network beginning at 9 am ET on Monday, February 24 at WWE.com, and for a limited time will be offered a free one week trial. WWE Network, the first 24/7 network delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution, will be available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on: Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4; and Xbox 360. Availability on additional devices, including Xbox One and select Smart TVs, will follow this summer.

“Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and reimagine how we deliver our premium live content and 24/7 programming directly to our fans around the world,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”

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Alex Goff’s PUNCH IN THE FACE

Punch in the Face 2UFC 135 pound champion Dominick Cruz was stripped of his title on Monday December 6, 2014. Dana White made the announcement during a live segment of sports center. Dominick Cruz hasn’t defended the title since October 1, 2011. This sets up an opportunity for the interim champion Renan Barão to finally become the actual champion but standing in his way is Urijah Faber. These two men fought the first time July 2, 2012 in a fight where Renan got the decision in route to winning the interim title. This rematch set for February 1, 2014 which happens to be the Saturday before the Super Bowl looks to be an interesting matchup. Can Urijah correct what went wrong in the first fight? How much better has Barão gotten between the last fight.

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AS I SEE IT – Giving Thanks to My Readers

AISIAS I SEE IT – Giving Thanks to My Readers
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In 2013, PWBTS.com had 1,023 652 page views, with readers from 66 nations and territories including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela, Poland, Israel, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Bahrain, Mexico, Russian Federation, Denmark, South Africa, China, New Zealand, India, Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Slovakia, Guatemala, Norway, Chile, Indonesia, Croatia, Taiwan, Singapore, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Bulgaria, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Netherlands Antilles, Ghana, Fiji, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda, Andorra, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Egypt, Pakistan, Iceland, Romania, Malaysia, and Switzerland.

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Bret Hart to make an autograph appearance at The Wrestling Universe in Flushing, NY on February 22, 2014

Bret Hart flyerWrestling legend Bret Hart will be making an autograph appearance at The Wrestling Universe in Flushing (Queens) NY on Saturday afternoon February 22nd from 12-2pm.  Also appearing will be Angelina Love, Santana Garrett, and Chasity Taylor.

Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents “Homecoming Havoc” on Saturday night February 22nd as PWS returns home to The Rahway Rec Center on 275 East Milton Ave in Rahway NJ for the first time in over a year since Hurricane Sandy damaged the venue.

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GUEST COLUMN: “WWE WrestleMania 30 Match Card and Rumors” by Eric Gargiulo

WM30Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://camelclutchblog.com and was written by Eric Gargiulo.

We are only a few months out but it appears that the dust is starting to settle around WWE WrestleMania 30. A new report indicates that the company have their top matches in place, some you expected, and one that is a bit of a shocker.

Dave Meltzer breaks down the card as it stands today in the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter. Meltzer is quick to point out that these matches could change between now and the event, yet this is what the company is working with today. The biggest question up to this point has been around John Cena and his match. Big Dave says that the company has a working plan in place.

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The AJ Styles Phenomenal One Tour – dates and times announced

AJ Styles 5The AJ Styles Phenomenal One Tour – dates and times announced:

January 4 – Ring Of Honor Nashville Fairgrounds  http://www.rohwrestling.com/   [AJ vs Roderick Strong]

January 18 – Magnum Pro Wrestling Cedar Falls, IA  https://www.facebook.com/MAGNUMWRESTLING   [AJ vs Jaysin Strife]

January 19 – Premiere Wrestling Xperience at Ziggy’s in Winston, Salem, NC  http://pwxpro.com/new/   [AJ vs Cedric Alexander]

January 26 – Smash Wrestling in Toronto, ON  http://smash-wrestling.com/   [AJ vs Chris Hero]

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