Unauthorized ECW documentary to screen film in Chicago

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Barbed Wire City LLC, in coordination with Resistance Pro Wrestling and the Pickwick Theatre, are proud to announce the screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary BARBED WIRE CITY: The Unauthorized Story of Extreme Championship Wrestling in Chicago at the Pickwick Theater (5 S. Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 / Phone 847-825-5800) –Thursday, May 23rd 2013 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $10 per person. The screening will be followed by Q&A session with producers/directors John Philapavage and Kevin Kiernan, as well as ECW Alumni to be announced.

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The Blue Meanie gives his “Montreal Theory”

Blue MeanieCould Bret have been secretly in on the Montreal Screwjob? We set out to get theories of some of the industry’s most well-known personalities in conjunction with the release of “The Montreal Theory”, a 2-disc investigative shoot-style documentary that examines that very question from every angle possible, with a list of compelling thought-provoking reasoning, and a very educated panel of wrestling insiders and legends.

This week, we catch up with ECW original Blue Meanie, who was immediately intrigued by the news of the release of our DVD, and was quick to offer his own opinions on what happened that night in 1997!

Watch The Blue Meanie give his “Montreal Theory” here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32FDQ1xtqoE

Order your copy today: www.MontrealTheory.com

OWW Radio – ‘Barbed Wire City’ co-director and producer John Philapavage

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Welcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each week.  This week Alex is joined by John Philapavage, the co- director and producer of the new, unauthorized ECW documentary, ‘Barbed Wire City’.  In John’s second appearance on OWW Radio, Alex and John discuss how this film went from being just an idea to now a finished documentary ready for viewing, plus a whole lot more!

Barbed Wire City’ premieres April 20th in Philadelphia at the old ECW Arena, and it will be available on DVD as well.

Follow John Philapavage on Twitter @bwcfilm and check out the website for the film: barbedwirecity.com.

Listen to the episode here:

http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio

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The ECW Arena is the venue for the premiere of ‘Barbed Wire City’, on April 20, 2013

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BWC Films is proud to announce the internationally famous ECW Arena as the venue for the world premiere of their documentary film, “Barbed Wire City”, on Saturday night, April 20th in Philadelphia, PA. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for since last summer,” John Philapavage, one of the filmmakers behind Barbed Wire City, said. “It took a little longer than I thought, but it feels right for this to be the venue for our premiere screening.”

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AS I SEE IT – A Look Back at Iconic Wrestling Venues

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AS I SEE IT – A Look Back at Iconic Wrestling Venues
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

This week is a re-telling of wrestling memories in various venues I’ve attended live. The reason they’ve provided me memories occurs because of many different reasons, as you’ll see.

ECW Arena

From May 1993 to 1995, I sat in the front row of section C (the on-camera section with John “Hat Guy/Hawaiian Shirt” Bailey and company) the first two years at the ECW Arena, before the Club ECW plan was devised. Since I’d been burned by former Tri-State Wrestling Alliance promoter Joel Goodhart for a similar plan, I refused to put out the money for the “4-packs”. It turns out that wasn’t such a bad idea, as the seats I’d regularly sat in with my brother, were the very seats that were involved in the 1995 Terry Funk-Cactus Jack “fire incident”.

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AS I SEE IT: The Exciting History of the Original ECW

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AS I SEE IT: The Exciting History of the Original ECW
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

ECW, originally known as Eastern Championship Wrestling, ran its first show on Tuesday, February 25, 1992 at the Philadelphia’s Original Sports Bar in center city Philadelphia in front of over 100 people. The first match in ECW history was a 20-minute broadway between wrestlers Jimmy Jannetty and Stevie Richards.

 

Much like ECW, the Philadelphia Original Sports Bar doesn’t exist any more…the site of the Sports Bar is now occupied by a Ross: Dress for Less discount store. Neither does the other site for early Eastern Championship Wrestling shows, the Chestnut Cabaret.

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Update on the ECW documentary ‘Barbed Wire City’

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Here is an update on the new documentary ‘Barbed Wire City’ from the co-director John Philapavage:

The title of the film is Barbed Wire City.  The Official website of Barbed Wire City is www.barbedwirecity.com. We have a soft launch of our website up already, and we’ll have a real launch within the next ten days where you can preorder the DVD and premiere event tickets.

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OWW Radio – ECW filmmaker John Philapavage

Welcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David and Alex will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each Friday.  This week David and Alex are joined by John Philapavage, one of the producers of the upcoming documentary about Extreme Championship Wrestling.  John talks about his passion for ECW and how this film will document the history of the promotion.

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