Online World of Wrestling http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:03:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more Online World of Wrestling no Online World of Wrestling info@blackpants.net info@blackpants.net (Online World of Wrestling) Online World of Wrestling Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more Professional Wrestling Online World of Wrestling http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com JCW brings former WWE star to Union, NJ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/93100/jcw-brings-former-wwe-star-union-nj/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/93100/jcw-brings-former-wwe-star-union-nj/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:43:28 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=93100 Jersey Championship Wrestling welcomes the man formerly known as Brodus Clay, Monstrous BC this Friday in New Jersey.

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It’s happening THIS FRIDAY, Jersey Championship Wrestling welcomes the man formerly known as Brodus Clay, Monstrous BC to Union, NJ! The former WWE superstar joins the Japanese Deathmatch Legend Leatherface for an event that promises to start the horrors of Halloween a little bit early this year!

Four matches have already been announced, and two come with a warning for extreme violence!  As mentioned above, Leatherface will be in the house, and his opponent will be local hardcore specialist Matt Tremont!  The juggernaut tag team of La’Fu and Mubutu, better known as The Sons of Kamala will square off against Playas Club representatives Damien Darling and “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny DeManto!  Can the Playas serve up the Sons’ first loss in JCW, or will La’Fu and Mubutu continue their path of destruction through the Union Elks Lodge?

In additional tag team action, Steve Sterling and “Bright Lights” Jarrett Foster – the JCW Tag Team Champion team of Glitz & Glamour will once again be managed by Jersey Shore’s Angelina as they match up against Steve and Tony, The Down Boyz!  With Angelina in the champs’ corner, and the rest of Union NJ behind the hometown Down Boyz, get ready for possibly the loudest match of the evening!

A special Three Way Dance has been signed, pitting Aaron Epic, Jigsaw, and “The Selfie Superstar” 2Hot Steve Scott against each other, one-on-one-on-one!  It’s a combination of technique and high-flying ability that will leave the crowd breathless!

The October 24th event will also feature Joey Janela, Chris D’Andrea, “The Escort” Erik Andretti, The Beast, Monsta Mack, and more JCW stars, PLUS a Fan Costume Contest complete with prizes!

Doors open at the Union Elks Lodge on Chestnut Street at 6:45pm, and the action gets underway one hour later.  Get your tickets and reserve your seats now!  Card subject to change.

A Stacked November In JCW
The lineup for November 2014 is shaping up to bring Jersey Championship Wrestling fans one of the biggest months in JCW history!  The month starts off with Devon and Bully Ray of Team 3D coming to Keansburg, NJ on November 8th!  One week later, Manville, NJ will bear witness on November 14th to the historic return of the Jersey J-Cup Tournament, featuring Chris Sabin, the homicidal, suicidal, genocidal, death-defying Sabu, and 14 other competitors!  We wrap up the trio of incredible November events in Howell, NJ on November 21st with WWE legend Tatanka, Brian Myers (fka Curt Hawkins), and former WWE superstar Matt Striker!

Come see JCW Live!
Tickets for all upcoming Jersey Championship Wrestling events can be purchased through the JCW website at JerseyChampionshipWrestling.com or by calling the ticket hotline at (201) 257-8621.  VIP packages and local ticket outlets may be available as well – check the website and posters for details!  All cards subject to change.

Upcoming Events
Don’t miss Jersey Championship Wrestling action when we come to your area!  Here are some of the JCW events coming soon:

October 24th, 2014
Featuring Monstrous BC (fka Brodus Clay)
7:45pm, Union Elks Lodge, Union, NJ

November 8th, 2014
Featuring Team 3D
7:45pm, Bolger Middle School, Keansburg, NJ

November 14th, 2014
Jersey J-Cup Tournament featuring Sabu and Chris Sabin
7:45pm, Manville VFW Hall, Manville, NJ

November 21st, 2014
Featuring Tatanka
7:45pm, GameChangerWorld, Howell, NJ

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Jersey Championship Wrestling can be found online at the following sites:
www.JerseyChampionshipWrestling.com
www.facebook.com/JCWprowrestling
www.twitter.com/JCWprowrestling

Any press inquiries can be directed to:
Sean “M.C. Hale” McHale
Vice President, Media Relations
JerseyChampionshipWrestling@gmail.com
(813) 4-Sean-MC  /  (813) 473-2662

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AJ Lee and Paige’s fierce tug-of-war over the Divas Championship continues, as the upstart Divas will clash again at Hell in a Cell.

After Paige lost the championship to her “frenemy” in a Triple Threat Match also involving Nikki Bella at Night of Champions, she looks to win the title for a third time, the number of reigns that AJ currently possesses.

The rivalry began on Raw the night after Wrestlemania 30, when Paige scored a shocking, and quick, upset victory over AJ, ending The Black Widow’s record-setting 295-day reign as Divas Champion. Tension rose on the June 30 edition of Raw, when AJ made short work of Paige to regain the championship. The Diva of Tomorrow defeated AJ for the title again at SummerSlam, only for AJ to regain the title at Night of Champions.

Read more of the article here!

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Helping Independent Promotions with the Basics http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/93046/helping-independent-promotions-basics/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/93046/helping-independent-promotions-basics/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:01:16 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=93046 You don’t need to attend the Wharton School of Business to know that the most important thing, no matter whether you’re running wrestling shows or selling cars… is to advertise, advertise, advertise.

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AS I SEE IT: Helping Independent Promotions with the Basics
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

As most of you know, PWBTS.com, the flagship site of this column, focuses on coverage and promotion of independent wrestling. As someone who happily shills independent wrestling promotions whenever possible, one of the things that pisses me off is the way independent promotions seems to have no sense about the basic sorts of things that they need to do to promote their product.

Instead, some promoters seem to think that the way to draw is to hold grudges against any independent promotion operating in their area. They’ll take shots at these competitors online or in print. They’ll tell their talent: if you work for [insert name of competitor], I won’t book you on my shows. They’ll hold multi-promotion tournaments, and not invite the largest one in their area…who just happens to be said competitor. They’ll deliberately run shows against even charity-themed promotions, try calling local police to disrupt their shows…and all sorts of fun things like that.

I have a better idea…how about actually advertising your OWN product?

I’d like to offer some observations as to some of those things I think that promotions need to do to publicize their product online. I realize that some people may find some of the suggestions listed below to be painfully obvious, but trust me…they aren’t. All too many independent promoters don’t use some or all of these ideas. I’ve seen all too many cases where promoters don’t…well…promote… and crowds suffer accordingly. But that’s not all.

If you want something even more amazing…consider that many individuals have been told by a handful of independent promoters to remove the items he’s placed online….with the comment by the promoters that “they can do it by themselves”. That misguided handful of promoters should consider going to their locker rooms at the end of the night, and ask their workers if they enjoy working in front of 50 people, and not getting paid… all because their promoter decided he could “do it all by himself”.

You don’t need to attend the Wharton School of Business to know that the most important thing, no matter whether you’re running wrestling shows or selling cars… is to advertise, advertise, advertise. If marks like me who run wrestling websites are ready to help you do so…you’ve lost nothing, spent nothing…and quite possibly gained a lot. Better yet, you can promote your own company online as well. Along with the usual (and necessary) grunt work of getting up posters, handing out flyers, as well as getting sponsors to defer the cost of your show, and help sell tickets for you… all of which are necessary no matter what kind of fan base you have, the most cost-effective way to promote your shows is online.

Here’s some of the things that can be done…that don’t cost much, and can potentially help a lot.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA. C’mon…a Facebook page? Twitter? Anything? Not hard to do these days…just done in a way to get someone’s attention. Even a plain old website (and if you have one, keep it updated. Nothing turns a fans off more than your website showing a three year old show, rather than the one you’re running this weekend). Those work well to promote your product to fans. Even a website doesn’t require technical genius to put up and keep current. Basic ones also aren’t expensive. Hell, just do a Facebook page for each individual event. If you want to spend a bit more money, you can also buy a domain name like mine at PWBTS.com, and pay a basic monthly fee to have it hosted.

What should that website/social media notice consist of? If nothing else, it should use intelligible English. Use spell check. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use spell check, and ask someone to check it for grammar and spelling mistakes before you send it out. While website owners know you want to push your show…lay off releases sent in all caps and with a dozen asterisks and exclamation points. Every match is a great one (or you’d like potential fans to think so…we get the point).

Then…UPDATE THE DAMNED THING. Pages with matches from three months ago make you look like amateur hour.

Tell fans when your upcoming shows are…far enough in advance to let them make plans, so they don’t go to someone else’s show instead or just stay home.

Tell them WHERE your shows are, and how to get to the shows. The locations of your shows should be listed on your website, with directions from nearby areas, using local landmarks and major highways. You can also use Google Maps (my favorite), Expedia, or Mapquest to illustrate where you’re running a show. It also would be nice to include mass transit directions if you run in a city where mass transit connections exist to your venue. You can find these directions easily enough on your local transit agency’s website, then post them in your shills. Google Transit is useful in large markets to tell people where transit connections are to specific addresses.. You can also cheat a bit and use nearby landmarks or an existing map, which typically have websites and /or maps that you can use.

Other things to do are: Tell fans WHO is on the show and tell fans your current storyline behind key matches, so fans feel there’s a reason to come to see them.

The one and only booking related thing I’ll say here: if you list a “major surprise” for your show, DON’T. “Surprises” as an attraction for the most part have been way overdone. Unless you honestly don’t know if you can get someone, or there is a storyline reason not to announce…announce it ahead of time.

Do it AHEAD OF TIME…not just days before the show. Tell the fans WHAT your tickets cost, and where they can get them. If you have standard ticket costs, list them. If you have remote ticket locations (local merchants that sell tickets for you), list them and where the merchants are located. If you have an e-mail address, hotline, or ticket phone line, list those as well. If possible, have a part of your website devoted to online ticket orders.

Some promotions, depending on which venues they run (or for their own ease), may have to utilize Ticketmaster.com, Tickets.com, Brown Paper Tickets, or regional ticket brokers. Others use PayPal or similar sites. If that’s the case, you obviously have no problem. Let them do the work. But be sure to post a direct order link for YOUR show, as opposed to just a generic link to the websites.

In addition, don’t simply depend on social media. Yes, that means you have to do posters or flyers. Make sure you flyer wrestling and other entertainment shows in your area in the weeks before your show. If you';re running a show for a charity, make sure they’re publicizing it. yes, that means ASKING THEM if they are publicizing it, and how they are doing so. Ask local stores if you can post a flyer in their store window. See if they can become a sponsor of your show.

Then, sell your merchandise. Southern wrestling survived on it, and still does through gimmick sales…

Let’s face it, if you’re an independent promoter, you need every revenue stream that there is….or in English, you need any way you can to make a dime. Some promotions are small enough that the wrestlers just sell gimmicks at the shows. But others can also do so on their website. Promotions can also use tape dealers like Smart Mark Video (an unpaid ad, as they’re very good, very quick, and all of them love the business) to sell and tape their shows.
Those are just some very basic suggestions for what you can include on a basic website, and some examples of how some independent promotions do those very things.

Now, does your promotion send out press releases before a show, or results afterwards to websites like PWBTS…or the Wrestling Observer…or a hundred others? If not, why not?
First, press releases. They don’t have to look like something out of Northwestern University’s School of Journalism. But let me suggest a few dos and don’ts.

Again, it’s not necessary to capitalize everything…or use exclamation points and asterisks throughout the release you send to a website. This makes them look like the person writing it is six years old. We know you want people to come to the show, so write an intelligent sounding release that makes both your company and the show you’re promoting look good….in something approaching English, please.

You might even learn a bit of basic HTML so people can just cut and paste the items into our posting script and get it up on our websites. It makes things LOTS easier when posting your releases. If you have videos, again…send them to us so we can just embed them.

Second, as I’ve said above…PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use spellcheck.

Include the things we’ve discussed above… namely to: Tell fans WHEN the show is, WHERE the show is, how to get to the show, WHO is on the show, how much tickets cost, and where they can get them. Again, any basic business course would tell you that a business must make it as easy as possible for a customer to give you their money.

But you’d be surprised at the e-mails I receive that don’t provide each of those items. You’d also be surprised at the way some of those e-mails are written. To be blunt, I get some press releases that look like a pre-schooler wrote them. Again, press releases don’t need to look like something out of Northwestern University’s School of Journalism…but it would be nice if they had correct spelling and at least reasonably good grammar. That’s why Bill Gates created spell check and grammar check.

I’ve gotten promotional shills for shows that I had to literally spend 15 minutes re-writing in order to post them at PWBTS. I’ve refused to run shills for certain independents, because I’d asked the promotions time after time to check them before sending them to me, because they were written so poorly that the companies should have been embarrassed to send them out in public. Remember that your press release/shill is how a new fan sees you. If your press release is professionally written (or at least semi-literate), that new fan is more likely to read it, and their money is more likely to come your way.

Send it to widely distributed mailing lists of upcoming shows supplied to websites. Post them on any one of the million wrestling related forms of digital communication that are out there, and to regional wrestling websites.

Send releases to the mainstream press, such as your local daily or weekly newspaper. See if that newspaper has a weekly wrestling column. A number of newspapers and their online /social media have places to list your event. They’ll often run shills for your show. Mainstream coverage is a Godsend for your promotion. Again, remember the rules I listed above….use spell check and provide basic information. If your local newspaper is a smaller weekly or daily, send it to whoever runs a section for community events, particularly if the event is to benefit a local charity, church, or community group. That’s always a good hook (and PLEASE be sure it actually benefits that charity, don’t use it as a come-on).

Send them to your local TV station or cable system, especially if the event is to benefit a
local charity or community group. Put together a e-mailing list of regular contacts and send it out to them to plug each and every show you run. Use the major websites or those that cover either your region in particular or independent wrestling in general to advertise your product.

Get your fans to put together an e-Street Team….fans that know how to write fairly well, or provide them with the information to send yourself. Have them talk you up on social media (yes, I mean REALLY versus WWE-style), and anything else out there. Make being a fan of your company not just a fun evening, but a responsibility.

ECW was the first known example of a company that understood this, even though they were pre-social media. Fans emailed each other. They posted news on the message boards of the day. They called their friends. Fans all but MADE mainstream wrestling publications pay attention to ECW. Those fans were ECW’s best asset, because they felt obligated to let people know about the product.

Now, let’s talk about sending out results, including accurate crowd counts.

Let me use an example of a particular promotion I report on frequently. The previous owner and many of their fans believed that they often received what they believe to be unfair treatment and/or lack of coverage by online sources, the Wrestling Observer, and even newsstand publications about their major shows. In one example some years back, the promotion believed that the Observer report low-counted their crowd by a good 25-30% (thus ignoring the fact that they drew their second highest crowd ever).

It’s important to realize that most online news sources based crowd counts on what they receive via e-mail. Thus, if someone sends results to a newsletter or website and didn’t like the show, or has a grudge against your promotion, they may low-ball you with a ridiculously low crowd count, and make you look bad. Send out your own information…and, as strange as this may sound for wrestling… tell the truth. Provide websites and newsletters with ridiculously high crowd count, and you’ll be called on it. I know there have been times in the past when the above promotion’s fans and staff were upset at a major website for reviews of shows that were posted. I’ve seen where their fans and staff basically said “screw [insert name of site]“.

They said pretty much the same thing in this case regarding what they felt about the Observer report.

Let me say this. This particular promotion is friendly to me, as I’ve gone to their shows since the very beginning. I’ve generally liked their product, and feel I’ve given them fair reviews.
That’s all well and good.

But the fact of the matter is that major sites like WrestlingObserver.com or PWinsider.com get more hits in an hour then PWBTS does in a week or maybe a month. A newsletter like The Wrestling Observer gets at least as many readers in a day versus the page views I get in a month or more. The Observer’s reputation is also far more well-known and respected by wrestling fans than PWBTS or this column will ever be in my wildest dreams or fantasies. Therefore, giving me information to publicize their product is a good thing, but it’d be far better if they also did the same for major wrestling sites.

Let me use an example from a different field of entertainment. If you wrote a Broadway play, and had a previous play you’d written panned by the New York Times; does that mean that you’d stay pissed off at them and wouldn’t try to use them to promote your next play, and would just send your releases to the Staten Island Advance? Not if you have any sense, you wouldn’t. Letting your ego get in the way of using an online source or newsletter is idiotic.

You’re taking money out of your own pocket and those of your workers…just for spite. Instead, spend some time talking to the reviewer (yes, promoters, that means kissing up to those who run or report for websites with such things as press passes, or interviews with your talent) and try to get them on your side.

Unfortunately, some promoters seem to subscribe to the Old School of Wrestling Website Interaction…namely, that online reporters and sheetwriters are better off dead, or are “parasites” and “scum” and ignore them. Call me stupid…but if someone’s going to help me advertise my product for free…I’d kiss up to them in a New York minute.

Independent promotions that are able to do so should spend some time with the Dave Meltzers, Wade Kellers, and Mike Johnsons of the world, and develop relationships with them so as to get fair reviews for their product and encourage new people to come to shows. Again, send your results….that night or the next morning (not a week, or two or three later) or to wrestling websites. Give a basic outline of who went over, major storylines that were advanced, how well you drew (especially if the crowd was good for your promotion), and a reminder of when your next show is happening. If you had a good show and drew a good crowd, make a point to get the word out…that’s advertising, too.

I’m not a graduate of the Wharton School of Business. I’m just one more mark sitting in the seats, who just wants to see independent wrestling succeed….at a time when wrestling fans need alternatives…badly.

To conclude this week, four promotions have agreed so far to do Toys for Tots and related charity holiday themed shows:

DJ Hyde has agreed and plans are underway for the annual Toys for Tots collection (in conjunction with the Marine Corps Reserve) to take place for the tenth year in a row with Combat Zone Wrestling’s 16th annual Cage of Death, to be held at The Flyers Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ with a 7:30 pm bell time. Tickets can be purchased at CZW events, or online soon.

The originator of Toys for Toys…at least in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region, United Wrestling Coalition, will be holding their Toys for Tots event the same evening as well. More details to come.

ECWA Pro Wrestling will hold its annual Toys for Tots show on December 6 in Newark, DE.

Championship Wrestling United will present THANKSLAMMING on Saturday, November 22, at Memorial Gym in Eau Claire, WI. Proceeds will be donated to ARK of Eau Claire, an outreach and collection center that works to provide for families and children throughout the region; including activities such as donatingd 100 coats to kids who otherwise would have had a very harsh winter.

Scheduled So Far:
Former WCW and TNA World Champion Jeff Jarrett vs. former WWE Superstar The
Masterpiece Chris Masters

Slade Reithemeyer takes on Chris Jones

American hero Live Wire faces Hassan Payne in a Flag on a Pole match! The loser must salute the winner’s national Flag or retire…

Plus: Booker T, Youth Gone Wild, Devlin Kain, Anton Leveigh, Mikey McFinnegan, Joe O’Connor, Jay Flyer, Venomous, Dale Wylde, Michael King, Reese Thompson, Ash Aubrey, and much more!

Booker T will be a part of Thankslamming!

Two of the top talents in the sport today, Slade Reithemeyer and Chris Jones, will clash!

Hoosier Pro Wrestling returns to Columbus, IN on Saturday November 1st for their 16th anniversary show and 10th annual Firemen’s Cheer Fund Raiser to help children in need at Christmas.

Former WWE Superstar and Current NWA World Champion Ironman Rob Conway battles Flash Flanagan in the main event. Other matches include: Zombie Rob Ramer vs. Danny Idol for the HPW Title, Lylah Lodge vs. Crazy Mary, Dash Venture vs. Troy Van Zant for the HPW Tri-State title (loser leave for 60 days), and Hillbilly Jed vs. Tom Van Zant in a strap match.

Because of these companies and fans like you, thousands of children will be able to have a Christmas or Hanukkah. Please help your local independent promotion do the same, or encourage them to schedule an event soon for the Holidays if they haven’t already.

Until next time…
Bob Magee

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Wrestling legend Ox Baker passes away http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/93019/wrestling-legend-ox-baker-passes-away/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/93019/wrestling-legend-ox-baker-passes-away/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:51:09 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=93019 Jerry "The King" Lawler posted today that legendary wrestler Ox Baker has passed away at the age of 80.

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Jerry “The King” Lawler posted today that legendary wrestler Ox Baker has passed away.  Ox Baker, real name Douglas Baker, was 80 years old.  Rest in peace our friend.

Just got the sad news that my friend and wrestling great, Ox Baker passed away a couple of hours ago. RIP OX pic.twitter.com/uRbe8R1rbI

— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) October 20, 2014

Read more about Ox Baker’s career here:
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SHIMMER Volumes 69 & 70 taping results http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92971/shimmer-volumes-69-70-taping-results/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92971/shimmer-volumes-69-70-taping-results/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:09:00 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=92971 Diva-Dirt.com reported this weekend's SHIMMER taping results from the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL.

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Diva-Dirt.com reported this weekend’s SHIMMER taping results for volumes 69 and 70 from the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois. Results below, courtesy of @ShimmerDownMeow on Twitter:

Volume 69

Volume 70

  • Nikki Storm def. Kaori Yoneyama via the Eye of the Storm.
  • Vanessa Kraven def. Crazy Mary Dobson with a chokebomb
  • Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made) def. KC Cassidy and Bambi Hall after a Wheelbarrow Ace Crusher on Cassidy.
  • Interview with 3G. The Canadian Ninjas interrupt, and Tomoka lays out Matthews and poses with the SHIMMER title.
  • Kay Lee Ray def. Candice LeRae with a Gory Bomb, followed by a Swanton Bomb
  • Saraya Knight, Mayumi Ozaki and Rhia O’Reilly def The Buddy System (Heidi Lovelace and Solo Darling) and Leva Bates w/ Daffney, after Ozaki hits a rolling Polish Hammer on Solo with a chain around her fist. Post-match, Saraya slaps Daffney, but Daffney hits her with a low blow.
  • Veda Scott def. Thunderkitty with a rollup using the tights for leverage.
  • Evie def. Jenny Rose via the TTYL.
  • Lufisto def. AKINO via a Saito suplex.
  • Miss Natural def. Xandra Bale with a spike piledriver.
  • Mia Yim def. Tsukasa Fujimoto via a package piledriver.
  • Kana def. Courtney Rush via the Rings of Saturn.
  • Athena def. Cheerleader Melissa in a Knockout/Submission match with The Red Wedding.
  • SHIMMER Champion Nicole Matthews vs Tomoka Nakagawa end in no contest after Portia Perez interferes. 3G vs. The Canadian Ninjas for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championships is made.
  • SHIMMER Tag Team Champions 3G vs The Canadian Ninjas ends in No Contest, following interference from Kimber Bombs, Madison Eagles and Jessicka Havok.
  • 3G, Madison Eagles and Jessicka Havok def. The Canadian Ninjas and Kimber Bombs, after Portia in pinned following a Hellbound from Eagles, The Hangover from 3G and a Chokeslam from Havok.

Matches from volumes 69 and 70 will be available soon on DVD and ClickWrestle.

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Classic photo of CAC honoree Al Baffert http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92930/classic-photo-cac-honoree-al-baffert/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92930/classic-photo-cac-honoree-al-baffert/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:48:46 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=92930 Here is a great vintage photo of CAC honoree Al Baffert and famous actor Charlie Chaplin. It is from Dave Cameron’s personal collection.

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Here is a great vintage photo of CAC honoree Al Baffert and famous actor Charlie Chaplin. It is from Dave Cameron’s personal collection.

Al Baffert’s career, in both wrestling and stunts, began in the 1920s. 6’2? and weighing 210 pounds, European-born stunt performer Al Baffert was highly noticeable in action melodramas from his debut in the late ’20s until at least 1959, when he appeared briefly in the low-budget “Alaska Passage”. Among Baffert’s other screen adventures were the 1928 serial “The Chinatown Mystery” in which he did a job for diminutive Joe Bonomo, in “What Price Crime?”, as a wrestler; and as Utah the bartender opposite the Three Stooges in “Gold Raiders”.

According to http://wrestlingdata.com Al passed on October 3, 1989. He was 83 years old.

A close, personal friend of Mike Mazurki, Al was one of the earliest members and earliest honorees of the CAC.

Thanks to Steve Ogilvie, CAC Life Member, for sending in the photo!

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Kane stars in ‘See No Evil 2’ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92922/kane-stars-see-evil-2/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92922/kane-stars-see-evil-2/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:49:26 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=92922 Kane's character Jacob Goodnight returns for another round in “See No Evil 2.”

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By Scott Fishman, Miami Herald writer:

It was eight years ago when Kane went from striking fear into the hearts of WWE fans and opponents to drawing scares on the big screen in the movie “See No Evil.”

Now his character Jacob Goodnight returns for another round in “See No Evil 2.”

After its predecessor’s theatrical release grossed $15 million at the box office, the movie’s DVD sales more than tripled that number in a matter of weeks. With multiple airings on television, “See No Evil” has the makings of a cult classic. Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, was happy with the project’s success.

“You never know what to expect,” he said. “Of course, that was WWE Films first movie so we certainly didn’t know what to expect. The thing about WWE that is so awesome is the global reach. That is one of the things, where it did so well in so many geographical territories. I would attribute that again to WWE being a global brand. I don’t necessarily think I was hugely surprised it did well, but it certainly was a lot better than being surprised the other way.”

Read more of the article here!

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Full results for ECWA’s October 11 show http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92853/full-results-ecwas-october-11-show/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92853/full-results-ecwas-october-11-show/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=92853 Bobby defends the ECWA title and the 1st ever Super 8 ChickFight tournament.

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ECWA Chick Fight Super 8 Tournament Results and Recap + 2 ECWA title defenses
October 11, 2014
Carney’s Point, NJ

First Round

Jenny Rose defeats Annie Social via tap out- Jenny Rose has made quite the name for herself wrestling around the country and in Japan. Social on the other hand is a well-respected veteran. Social started slow… ground and pounding Rose to slow her ability to rally behind the crowd. But Rose wouldn’t stay down for long as she quickly landed stunning sidewalk slams and a camel clutch like submission that pumped the crowd up. Social tried to regain control but Jenny Rose would finish her with a huge Boston Crab.

Gabby Gilbert defeats Nikki Addams via tap out- The feisty Gabby Gilbert certainly came into this match full of energy and it was up to Addams to try to weather the storm. Gilbert’s unorthodox offense came into play early with various creative arm drags and holds. Addams did intend weather the initial storm showcasing her raw power with impressive clotheslines and suplexes. But the rowdy Gilbert stormed back by slamming Addams into the corner butt first 3 times! Trying to fight back didn’t help Nikki Addams as Gabby Gilbert caught her with a cross face to make her tap out.

Tessa Blanchard defeats Tina San Antonio via pinfall- Tina San Antonio came into this the much more experienced and more powerful woman. But would Blanchard’s pedigree prove too much? San Antonio wasn’t impressed as she quickly out powered Blanchard throwing her around the ring by her hair. As the crowd didn’t appreciate these cheap tactics, Tina picked up the pace with quick pinfall attempts and slams. Showing her veteran prowess she even caught Blanchard’s attempt at a baseball slide in the ring apron. But the underdog Blanchard in the corner but a HUGE power bomb was delivered by Tina San Antonio for the near fall! Just when it seemed Tina would deliver the final blow, Tessa would strike with a running bulldog stunning her long enough to get the victory!

Renee Michelle defeats Candy Cartwright via pinfall- Michelle was in a foul mood as this match-up began and Cartwright’s chipper nature didn’t help any. Candy would quickly gain the advantage with impressive arm drags and hip tosses. She would get the crowd behind her delivering a devastating clothesline for a near fall. But Renee Michelle isn’t a former ECWA Woman’s Champion for nothing… she would fight back with chops the chest and a nice dropkick. Candy would try to fight back but Michelle would catch her with a Russian leg sweep than a moonsault off the top rope for the win.

*The Boss himself would make his presence known saying he had a big surprise for the ECWA fans in attendance… and what did it end up being? That his friend Phil Sly would be the special guest referee for the ECWA Mid Atlantic Title match later in the evening!

Bobby Shields defeats Ricky Martinez and Robbie E to retain the ECWA Heavyweight Championship via pinfall- These match of course started with Martinez running his mouth once again. Claiming a conspiracy, he demanded a fair match. But Robbie and Shields would promptly dump him over the rope twice before squaring off. Shields and Robbie would go back and forth showcasing some impressive chain wrestling. Robbie would then dump Shields to the outside as Martinez would attack him from behind. Slowly beating down the TNA star, he would stomp and suplex his way to near fall after near fall as he made sure the champion Shields couldn’t re-enter the match, hitting him off the ring apron as he tried to recover. But Martinez’s cockiness would come back to haunt him, Robbie E would start a small rally as Shields climbed his way onto the top rope hitting an a devastating missile dropkick as Robbie E looked on from the outside. Rampaging on both men he would deliver a running knee to Martinez just to turn around and be leveled himself by Robbie E! Signaling his signature move he would drop Martinez onto his head as Shields re-entered the fray. Robbie would try a clothesline… Shields ducked it… and hit a big superkick for the 1…2…3!

Mark Harro defeats Meisure Ooh La La to retain the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship via pinfall- In an apparent mismatch, Harro would easily take control early hitting some big punches and submissions weakening the wily Frenchman. But as has been the case for well over 15 years, Ooh La La wouldn’t go down quietly. Making a comeback with haymakers and boots, it seemed maybe the crowd would help him pull off a huge upset. But Harro is dangerous for a reason; He would hit a running 450 for a near fall and look to finish the match. But Ooh La La would fight back hitting a Stunner and go for the win… but Sly would refuse to make the count! Mad about this blatant cheating, he threatened to hit Sly… but Harro would attack him from behind before hitting a Celtic Cross slam for the victory.

Semi Finals

Jenny Rose defeats Gabby Gilbert via tap out- In what seemed like a contrast of styles turned into an instant classic. Rose would strike first delivering blow after blow and locking in her submissions designed to weaken and slow her opponent. But Gilbert wasn’t ready to play dead… she would fight back showcasing her own wide variety of interesting chain wrestling and leg scissor holds. Going on the offensive, Gilbert would seemingly use Rose’s own strategy against her slowly dissecting her with submissions and holds. But Jenny Rose has become a fixture in Japan for a reason; she would deliver a spinning sidewalk slam and camel clutch taking the life out of Gilbert. With amazing toughness, Gabby wouldn’t be done as she tried to pick up the pace with high speed kicks but Rose would catch her and surprise her by locking in the Boston Crab eventually forcing Gilbert to tap out.

Tessa Blanchard defeats Renee Michelle via pinfall- Michelle would try to end it early by attacking Blanchard ruthlessly with haymakers to the face and slams. Taunting her way through the match, Michelle would deliver very nice dropkicks, arm drags, and lay in some deep submission holds. But the feisty Blanchard wouldn’t take it anymore… she would explode into the match flying around the ring throwing Michelle corner to corner. Clothelines and a close near fall followed as Renee Michelle was simply stunned. But with Tessa being a rookie, she would make rookie mistakes. All Michelle had to do was wait for Blanchard to get over zealous, and strike. A Russian leg sweep signaled a possible moonsault but Tessa would move out of the way! Showing shades of her father, Tessa would hit a sling shot Saito Suplex for the pinfall advancing to the finals!

Finals

Tessa Blanchard defeats Jenny Rose via pinfall to become the NEW ECWA Woman’s Champion and the FIRST EVER CHICK FIGHT SUPER 8 CHAMPION- This match was personal… this match was brutal… and this match was about one thing…. that trophy and that championship belt. Rose would immediately attack. Suplexing Blanchard and slamming her hard she would quickly try to make the pin. Delivering her camel clutch, it seemed like Rose was just too experienced for the rookie Blanchard. But this is the finals and Tessa came back firing. She would hit a monkey flip and clothesline, making pin fall attempts of her own.  Delivering blow after blow, this match quickly was even. As Rose slid out of the ring to recover, Blanchard would follow hitting a flying clothesline but Rose would counter pummeling Tessa on the floor. Slamming her repeatedly into the ring and posts, Rose was aggressive trying to end Blanchard for good. Throwing Blanchard into the chairs and fans, the referee had to come and restore order before it got out of hand. Returning to the ring, Rose would deliver another camel clutch but a reversal as Tessa slammed Rose’s face into the mat! Quickly trying to seize the moment, she would try to hit the sling shot suplex but Jenny Rose does a reversal of her own locking in the Boston Crab. As she struggled, Tessa grabbed Rose’s leg and rolled her up for the 1…2…3!

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3XW presents Halloween Horror VIII on October 31st http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92850/3xw-presents-halloween-horror-viii-october-31st/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92850/3xw-presents-halloween-horror-viii-october-31st/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:00:36 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=92850 2014 King of Des Moines Hype Gotti vs. "The Rebel" Jeremy Wyatt (c) for the 3XW title

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3XW – Halloween Horror VIII – Friday, October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014

Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Doors open at 6:45 pm for advance ticket holders
Doors open at 7 pm for everyone else
Bell time is 7:30 pm

Featuring:

3XW Heavyweight championship
2014 King of Des Moines Hype Gotti vs. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (c)

3XW Pure Wrestling championship
Mark Sterling vs. “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson

Singles match
“Money” Matt Cage vs. Ryan Slade

Tag Team match
Devin Thomas & Derek Cornell
vs.
The Rage Brigade – Stephen King & Jon West

Singles match
Jimmy Rockwell vs. “Delicious” Devin Carter

Fatal Four Way
“Showtime” Bradley Charles vs. Maddog McDowell vs. Mallaki Matthews vs. Ray Stryker

Singles match
Brady A. Dezire vs. “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal

Singles match
“The Hoss of the Highway” JD Riggs vs. One half of the 3XW Tag Team champions, Levi McDaniel

Triple Threat match
Nate Redwing w/Skylar Pierce vs. “JoeDozer” Joey Anderson vs. Jeff O’Shea

*Card subject to change

******Costume contest! Dress as your favorite wrestler or wrestling personality!******

Tickets:
VIP – Row 1 and 2 (Kid’s or Adult) $15 Advance Tickets | $18 at the Door
Adult General Admission $12 Advance Tickets | $15.00 at the Door
Kids General Admission 10 & Under $6.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE Admission

Tickets will be on sale on October 17th at:

Jay’s CD & Hobby
3315 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA

Capes Kafe
900 Mulberry – inside the Des Moines Social Club!
Des Moines, IA

Online ticket sales link coming soon!

This event is sponsored by:

Aspen Athletics

Prints Copy Center

Henry J’s Taco House

White’s Automotive

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Jim Ross featured in October’s Total Wrestling Magazine http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92847/jim-ross-featured-octobertotal-wrestling-magazine/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/92847/jim-ross-featured-octobertotal-wrestling-magazine/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:11:58 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=92847 The former WWE announcer opens up about the current state of WWE, coaching younger talents, podcasts and life after WWE.

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October’s issue of Total Wrestling Magazine is available now to read for FREE and features an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross.

The former WWE announcer opens up about the current state of WWE, coaching younger talents, podcasts and life after WWE.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the subject of Roman Reigns being in the main event of WrestleMania 31:

It appears that Roman Reigns is the heir apparent to the WWE Title but the issue is when will he be ready? There’s no magic formula as to when that can or will occur. So that’s definitely not set in stone. Who’s to say that Lesnar will even be a villain by WM31?”

His thoughts on coaching and mentoring younger talents:

I’ve always enjoyed working with, mentoring and coaching young talents. Nothing in WWE or elsewhere is more important than developing new talents and personnel in every area of a company.

“Getting experience in the indies or abroad is very helpful to one getting a viable shot in WWE. It’s tough to merely have Performance Center experience on which to build one’s foundation for a long, productive career in WWE but it’s not impossible.”

An action packed October issue also features a column by former WWE star Matt Striker as he talks about the future stars of the company.

We also take a look at Brock Lesnar’s reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and analyse if there is enough competition for him within WWE, we chat to author Brian Shields about the new book 30 years of WrestleMania and we take a look through the history books and see if being a second or third generation wrestler guarantees you to be a star..

All of this, plus our usual features, DVD and book reviews.

The issue is out now for FREE and can be viewed via – http://issuu.com/totalwrestling/docs/tw_october2014_approved

For more information you can follow Total Wrestling on Twitter – @twrestlingmag or like them on Facebook -www.facebook.com/totalwrestlingmag

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