Drake Younger presents an in-ring seminar April 26, 2014 at Santino Bros Wrestling

Drake Younger classSantino Bros Wrestling Academy will host a guest in ring training seminar with Drake Younger Saturday April 26th, 2014.  Drake Younger is the KING of Positive Mental Attitude and has taken the West Coast Wrestling scene by storm in such a short time.  Incredible match is a understatement to describe what Drake does inbetween the ropes.  The Passion that Drake brings not only to the ring but to the locker room is life changing. I consider him a motivational speaker and his #PMA is contagious and will leave you ready to conquer the wrestling world.

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Ron Simmons talks about his WCW title run, the WWE Hall of Fame, the Faarooq gimmick, and more

Ron SimmonsWWE Hall of Famer, Ron Simmons recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for an insightful hour long interview spanning his trailblazing career in the professional wrestling business. Simmons touched on all points throughout his journey in the world of sports entertainment. The entire interview can be heard here:

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ICW ‘Worldwide’ Season 2 Episode 11 is now online

ICW 2ICW ‘Worldwide’ Season 2 Episode 11 is now online!

New instalment of ICW’s weekly YouTube show ‘Worldwide’ featuring Grado Vs. Mikey Whiplash and a 3 Way Ladder Match between The Sumerian Death Squad, The Bucky Boys and The New Age Kliq

ICW was recently the focus of BBC One documentary ‘Insane Fight Club’ which drew viewing figures of over 1.5 million people in the UK and saw the promotion featuring in every national newspaper in the UK including The Sun and national wrestling magazines Power Slam and Fighting Spirit Magazine.

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WWE.com presents: “The top 30 matches in WrestleMania history”

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WWE.com presents: “The top 30 matches in WrestleMania history”!

Nothing is more replenishing to the soul of a sports-entertainment fan than WrestleMania, and with good reason: More great matches have happened there than at any other event.

So, it was with a heavy obligation that a crosssection of editors at WWE.com attempted to rank the 30 best showdowns to take place at The Grandest Stage of Them All. The criteria was an imprecise mashup of match quality, big-fight feel and historical significance. And let’s face it: You just know a great match when you see one.

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As difficult as it was to compare, for example, Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant with Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart and not question whether the two bouts belong to different genres altogether, the task was shouldered, and what follows is a list of WrestleMania classics that are all stellar, regardless of the number beside it.

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ImpactWrestling.com presents: “The 5 Most BEAUTIFUL Moments of The Beautiful People”

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Glamour and violence. These two words accurately describe the vicious reign of Velvet Sky and Angelina Love. The duo reconciled Thursday night on IMPACT and, if history repeats itself, Knockouts division gold and pure mayhem are in-store for TNA’s meanest girls. Here, we take a look at the 5 most BEAUTIFUL moments of The Beautiful People.

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AS I SEE IT: The world’s most famous Bingo Hall is back in business

AISIAS I SEE IT: The world’s most famous Bingo Hall is back in business
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Call it Viking Hall, XPW Arena, Alhambra Arena, The Arena, Asylum Arena, or the current name, 2300 Arena…but by whatever name you call it, the ECW Arena is having its first wrestling weekend in nearly 2 1/2 years.

If you go to any of the shows this weekend, it will look much different inside than the Arena you remember. It’s bigger, it’s brighter, it’s nicer, it’s cleaner, the bathrooms work, the concessions will be expanded (and that’s the beginning of the planned updates). The classic entrance to the Arena will eventually be no more. A new entrance has been built on the Swanson Street side of the building. A new lighting system will be installed, the notorious issues with sound will be dealt with as walls and ceilings will be re-done for acoustical purposes. The 2300 Arena is expanded to cover the old Forman Mills (RIP) as well as the traditional ECW Arena space.

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TMZ reports that ABC’s “Goldbergs” is planning an Ultimate Warrior tribute

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ABC Sitcom Planning Tribute to WWE Star
4/21/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE

The guy behind the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” is a hardcore Ultimate Warrior fan — which is why he’s dedicating an upcoming episode of the show to his childhood hero … TMZ has learned.

We spoke with creator Adam Goldberg who tells us he was heartbroken when he heard about Warrior’s death earlier this month and desperately wanted to pay homage to his idol.

Goldberg says it just so happened his staff was working on an ’80s wrestling themed episode — so it seemed like a perfect fit.

“With the help of fans on Twitter, I was able to get in touch with [Warrior's] family and I’m thrilled to dedicate the May 6th episode to him.”

“It’s my way of saying thank you for being the coolest hero a kid could ever have.”

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/21/ultimate-warrior-the-goldbergs-abc-tribute/#ixzz2zXRXH8RZ

WWE Diva Emma talks about making it to the main roster, the Performance Center, and more

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THE purple spotlights flare, the techno beat pulses and the audience rises to its feet.

She emerges out of a cloud of soap bubbles, stomping her feet in time with the music while dancing a jerky, straight-armed movement of her own creation.

Her smile is infectious — the audience, already mimicking her one-of-a-kind dance routine, is swept up in her enthusiasm and chants her name.

She is Emma, sports entertainment superstar, and the adoring masses are all members of her “Emmalution”, poised to take over WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

Beneath the character, 24-year-old Melbourne native Tenille Dashwood, 24, lives out the dream she has chased since the age of 13.

“It’s crazy, I feel amazing even though it’s still completely surreal,” she says of her rise through the ranks of professional wrestling.

“I’m very lucky to be able to live the life that’s everything I ever wanted, to have made that possible for myself, and to be actually doing it.”

Tenille in the ring as her character Emma for WWE.

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Bodybuilder Matt Dawson describes his experience at the WWE Performance Center

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MY WWE EXPERIENCE by Matt Dawson

Incredible experience, but the most difficult thing I have EVER done, as far as athletics go.

I arrived in Orlando on Wednesday evening.  Met my roommate and several others who were attending the camp at the car rental place inside the airport.  We got our car and headed back to the hotel to unpack.  Several of us then went out to eat, and turned in pretty early, as we knew we were about to go through hell.

Hell just might be an understatement.  We arrived to the WWE Performance Center at 7:30am, as we did not want to be late for the 8am start time.  We checked in and immediately had full physicals to ensure we were all healthy enough for the camp.  I measured in at 6? 2 3/4? and 282lbs.  I was the second largest athlete there.  There was somebody they brought in from Russia who was at least 6’4? and 320lbs.

There was 30 of us in total.  20 of the guys were experienced “professional” style wrestlers, who have been doing this type of wrestling for years and years (some as long as 10 years).  They were professional wrestlers from Japan, and various countries around Europe, as well as the US.  These are the people who have worked their entire lives and are 100% dedicated for the sole purpose of making it into the WWE.  Almost all of them have impressive amateur athletic backgrounds, from All State and All American amateur wrestlers, football, track and field and other athletic endeavors.  Several of them even majored in theater while in college for the sole purpose of trying to make it into the WWE.

The other 10 of us were referred to as “athletes.”  We have no “professional” style wrestling experience at all, but all have extremely various athletic backgrounds ranging from former NFL football players, All American amateur wrestlers, bodybuilders, powerlifters, Olympic bobsledders, All American college football players and even All American gymnasts.

I was extremely impressed with the coaches, as they knew ALL of us right when we walked in.  They definitely did their homework as they knew our entire athletic backgrounds and all of our previous experiences.  For all you wrestling fans, the coaches were Bill Demott, William Regal, Billy Gunn, Dean Malenko, Normal Smiley, Matt Bloom (Prince Albert) and several others.

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