Dr. Keith Report – October 24, 2007

Dr. Keith Report – October 24, 2007
Dr. Keith Lipinski of www.drkeithshow.com
A complete listing of upcoming big shows…and whacky hijinx…

 


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Booker T moves on from WWE but says he’s not finished wrestling yet

Brian Fritz | Fightin’ Words on Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts

Over the past year, World Wrestling Entertainment had been ruled by King Booker. But the king has vacated his throne.

After seven successful years with World Wrestling Entertainment, the wrestler best known as Booker T (Robert Booker Huffman) decided it was time to walk away from the promotion.

On Oct. 16, the WWE announced that he and his wife, Sharmell, had been given their releases from their contracts effective as of Oct. 27.

Booker T was serving a 60-day suspension when his name came up on a list of clients of Signature Pharmacy, which has been battling an investigation by New York prosecutors alleging the sale of performance-enhancing drugs over the Internet. Booker T has denied that he was ever a client of that company and feels that he was a scapegoat.

“I feel that I wasn’t protected by the (WWE),” says Booker T. “I feel like I got suspended without just cause. I feel like it wasn’t right, and that’s the reason why I chose to leave WWE because in order to protect my reputation, I have to believe in something.”

It’s a reputation that he had earned as a veteran of the wrestling business, a career that has lasted more than 18 years.

“I’ve never heard my name come up in any scandals or anything like that,” he says. “You’ve never heard of Booker T having a late-night party or was drunk on the town naked. I’ve been a total role model as far as my professional wrestling career goes. I just want to keep it that way. I’ve got a lot of fans out there. A lot of kids look up to me.”

There were other factors that led to his departure from the WWE. Over the past few years, he lost two good friends with the deaths of Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit. Plus, the tough schedule was starting to take a toll on him both physically and mentally.

“I knew that at this stage in my career it was time for me to take a step back from the WWE because I wasn’t willing to keep putting myself out there and wake up 50 years old one day pushing a walker,” says Booker T.

After more than three years of performing for the WWE Smackdown brand, Booker T was moved to the Raw brand in June, a change he did not want.

“My time on Smackdown, it was a great run,” explains Booker T. “It was beautiful, just pushing for whoever was the champion over there. We really didn’t care who was the champion. There were no politics, no hassles. Then going back over to Raw, it was like a dark cloud coming over. I just knew it wasn’t the place where I wanted to be. There are a whole lot of politics. You have to deal with a lot of garbage. I just knew, for my mental state, it wasn’t going to be a good place.”

It was at the Judgment Day pay-per-view on May 21, 2006 when Booker T won the King of the Ring tournament and transformed himself into King Booker, a character he had been until his release by WWE. Fans really had taken to the role, which saw Booker dressed in a robe and crown as he spoke with an English accent. It was over the top — as most successful wrestling personas are.

“It was my creation, my persona and everything that I did was all me,” says Booker T. “I’m trying to reinvent myself , and being that character gave everyone the opportunity to see me in a different light. The fans loved it and fell into the character of King Booker.”

In July, King Booker declared that he was the only king in wrestling as he started a feud with legendary wrestler and Monday Night Raw announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler. Many thought the storyl ine between them would build to a match at the Aug. 26 Summerslam pay-per-view.

Instead, the feud ended weeks earlier in a match on television which King Booker won. At Summerslam, Booker squared off with Triple H (Paul Levesque) who was returning after an eight-month absence resulting from an injury.

“That’s where the business part comes in, the politics come in,” explains Booker T. “I really feel like it should have been me and Jerry Lawler at Summerslam. I’m a professional, and I go out there and do my job. It wasn’t what it could have been. I can honestly say I have never watched that match on tape because I felt like my body was out there but my mind wasn’t.”

Now, Booker T is focused on his own wrestling promotion in his hometown of Houston, called the Pro Wrestling Alliance. There, he trains newcomers how to wrestle and also holds shows in the area.

“One reason why I opened my wrestling school was to teach guys the real way of going out there and doing this — knowing the psychology of professional wrestling, knowing how to be that fan sitting in the audience as you’re in the ring doing your thing,” says Booker T. “That way you know exactly what that fan is looking for. They go out there and do their routine, and that’s pretty much it.”

As for his career in the ring, Booker T says it’s not over yet.

“Oh no — definitely not retired. When I retire, you’re going to see the fireworks, everything.”

Brian Fritz is the host of the Between the Ropes show, which airs Wednesday nights from 10-midnight on 740 AM (WQTM). You can e-mail him at [email protected]
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WWE refuses to produce documents in Benoit case

By JOHN HOLLIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 10/22/07

World Wrestling Entertainment has no plans to make things easy for parties possibly looking to sue it over the deaths of professional wrestler Chris Benoit and his family.

In court papers filed Monday afternoon in Superior Court in Fayette County, the Connecticut-based pro wrestling organization called discovery motions filed by the respective estates of Benoit and his wife and son “a wholesale fishing expedition” intended to lay the groundwork for possible future litigation.

Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and their 7-year-old son, Daniel, in the family’s Fayetteville home before taking his own life in late June. The wrestler had roughly 10 times the normal amount of testosterone in his system at the time of his death, authorities have said.

WWE, which has long maintained it had nothing to do with the double murder-suicide, on Monday cited the possibility of lawsuits as its reason to not hand over documents regarding drug testing and related matters requested by the estates of the deceased family members.

The organization said in its court filing that the request for documents was “abusive and improper and not remotely relevant to the determination of order of death.”

The information ostensibly is being sought for an upcoming court hearing that will determine who stands to inherit millions of dollars from the Chris Benoit estate. Neither Chris nor Nancy Benoit left a will.

WWE’s refusal to cooperate means attorneys representing the Benoit estates will have to convince a judge the documents are pertinent to the upcoming hearing.

Fayette County authorities have maintained that Chris Benoit killed his wife first before murdering his son. However, Nancy’s parents, Paul and Maureen Toffoloni, have suggested that Daniel may have died first, and not his mother.

The order of death will be key to determining who inherits Chris Benoit’s millions.

Cary Ichter, the Atlanta-based attorney who represents Michael Benoit, Chris’ father, responded to World Wrestling’s position Monday by saying, “Nothing the WWE does that reflects bad faith surprises me.”

Efforts to reach Rick Decker, the Toffolonis’ Atlanta-based attorney, were unsuccessful.

The Toffolonis and Michael Benoit have sought documents from the WWE pertaining to the company’s drug testing, as well as any previous deaths, drugs and illnesses other wrestlers may have suffered as a result of steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs.

WWE has taken a major public relations hit in the months since the tragedy. Even Congress appears poised to enter the fray, with an announcement likely to come soon of hearings into possible steroid abuse in professional wrestling.

World Wrestling attorney Jerry McDevitt insisted there was no way his client could be held responsible for the Benoit tragedy.

“We’re going to resist,” McDevitt said. “If somebody wants to take a shot at us, then go ahead, and we’ll see you in court.”

THE STORY SO FAR

Weekend of June 22-24: Chris Benoit kills his wife and 7-year-old son before killing himself at the family home in Fayetteville. The bodies are discovered on June 25.

July 2: Dr. Phil Astin is indicted by the federal government on seven charges overprescribing two patients. Authorities say Benoit was not one of those patients. Astin tells the Associated Press heíd supplied testosterone to Benoit.

July 17: Medical tests show Benoit had roughly 10 times the normal amount of testosterone in his body at the time of his death. They also reveal that Daniel Benoit, the couple’s 7-year-old son, had been sedated before he died.

July 28: AJC reports exclusively that Congress has begun requesting information from the WWE about its drug policies in what is likely a precursor to formal hearings.

Aug. 15: In another exclusive, AJC details how inheritances will be tied to details of the Benoit deaths. Whether wife or son died first will play a key role in who gets the wrestler’s estate, estimated to be worth millions.

Sept. 5: Michael Benoit, Chris’ father, holds a press conference in New York in which he suggests the excessive number of concussions his son suffered while competing in the WWE may have played a role in the tragedy.

Oct. 12: AJC reports exclusively that Astin, still under house arrest and unable to work, has filed for bankruptcy.

Oct. 17: Exclusive AJC story tells how the state boxing commission may go after the WWE, which had been previously exempt from state regulations.

Oct. 22: WWE files court papers saying it will not comply with discovery requests from the Benoit and Toffoloni families.

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Never judge book by its author’s job

Jerry Greene | FROM THE CHEAP SEATS

Had a long phone conversation with a prominent sports figure who was bright, witty and seemed to have a strong religious foundation for his life.

You might guess Tony Dungy, right?

Wrong. My chat was with Chris “Lionheart” Jericho, who stopped wrestling (for now) in 2005 and has written his first autobiography — A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex (Grand Central Publishing, $25.99) — that is the best book centered around a wrestler I’ve read.

(OK, I think I’ve read three others, but how many have you read?)

“It’s not a wrestling book,” Jericho said. “It’s about a journey of a stranger in a strange land. It’s like Catcher in the Rye, except it’s about a half-naked guy in Spandex.”

That can’t be Dungy, although he belongs in this article. Even though Jericho’s book isn’t officially released until Thursday, Amazon.com has it listed as the No. 2 sports biography behind Dungy’s Quiet Strength.

“That darn Dungy,” laughed Jericho. “He’s the one guy I can’t pin.”

That’s an interesting match.

Let’s get to the two things you’re thinking about:

* Chris Benoit — The book was finished before Benoit — Jericho’s friend and wrestling mentor — killed his wife and child before killing himself. Jericho inserted a forward that the Benoit he wrote about during events from 1990 to 1999 is “the man I knew and loved … not the man that existed in the final days of his life.” And Jericho, the father of three young children, gave me chills when he said, “I would have left my children with Chris Benoit.”

* Steroids — He again points out that the book was finished before Benoit’s death raised issues again about steroids in pro wrestling. “My experience with it was minor,” he said.

Whatever. It’s his book and he can write about what he wants, just as we can read about what we want.

The book stops when Jericho reached the Big Time, leaving room for a sequel. This one tells of the journey to stardom through Japan (where someone wanted to cut off his hand) and Mexico (where he was left for dead outside Mexico City) and, of course, Parts Unknown.

The real name of the 37-year-old Tampa resident is Chris Irvin. I had to ask if Chris Irvin liked Chris Jericho.

“Jericho is a smart-aleck,” he said, “so I often didn’t like him. But playing a role doesn’t make me that person, just as Anthony Hopkins is not a cannibal. I’m a Christian and know that my success in wrestling happened because God wanted it to happen.”

It’s not The Good Book, but it is a good book.

BOOK SIGNING: Jericho is scheduled to be at the Virgin Megastore in Downtown Disney at 7 p.m. Friday. You buy the book there, you get to meet, greet, and get your copy signed.

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Promos 101

October 22, 2007

After watching TNA’s Impact this week I was inspired to offer a free promo lesson, which I will call Promos 101. Keep in mind that I have never claimed to be able to hold a candle to the great talkers in this industry. I am not in any way shape or form a Ric Flair, a Rock, or a John Cena on the microphone. I am however a competent promo and more importantly, know the important elements of a good promo. This past week on Impact I witnessed two of the worst promos I have ever seen.

Before I point the finger at the specific promos in question, lets take a look at what promos are and what they are supposed to accomplish. Promos are supposed to PROMOTE something, thus the name. If I am going to go out and cut a promo, I am suppose promote myself, promote my opponent, promote the angle and match I am in, or in a perfect world all of the above. This business is called a business, because that is what it is. We are all out there trying to convince fans to spend money on our product. Promos are designed to get people and angles over and convince fans that what ever the person is talking about is worth paying for or at least worth tuning in to watch. All the Charisma, electricity, and excitement in the world doesn’t make for a good promo if fans care less about what you are promoting when you’ve finished talking.

The single most fundamental rule of promos is to NEVER completely bury anyone or anything! This business is a work, so when you are cutting a promo you are trying to sell the entire match or angle not just yourself. Even if you are a cocky heel you cannot just completely run down your opponent. It is both lazy and bad for business. If you call your opponent a bum, with no other build up, what do you have? If the fans believe you, you’re facing a bum; who cares. If you beat the guy, you’ve beaten a bum; who cares. Heaven forbid he beats you, and then a bum has beaten you; where does that leave you?

There are a few minor exceptions to this rule, but even in those instances it’s not really the best approach, but it’s relatively harmless. Those exceptions are guys like Ric Flair, and Hulk Hogan, who are pretty much Teflon to insults because they are so established, and over. You could run down both guys till you are blue in the face and they crowd is still going to love them, because they are legendary house hold names, but when you are dealing with less established guys, burying them is absolutely inexcusable.

This brings me to the TNA promos that inspired this commentary. The first one was by Jr. Fatu. I both know and have worked with Jr. and have a lot of respect for him, but this promo was atrocious, and never should have been allowed to air. When a company like TNA hires a guy like Jr. Fatu they do so because of the level of success he has achieved in his career. As Rikishi, Jr. Fatu was extremely over and was a very big name, so bringing him in is supposed to give the company more credibility and help elevate those he works with. His promo accomplished the exact opposite. Jr. Fatu cut a promo talking about facing Robert Roode in the Fight For Your Right Tournament. In the promo he didn’t know or care what the tournament was even called, didn’t know what his opponents name was, and continually referred to Roode as a “jobroni”.

If Jr. Fatu doesn’t care that he is in a tournament to win a World Title shot, why should we, and what does that say about the importance of a World Title Shot? Calling Roode a “Jobroni” and screwing up his name is so disrespectful and bad for business, that it isn’t even funny. This promo was a chance for a former Huge WWE star to give a TNA star some credibility, but that is not what happened. Instead we are left to believe that Roode is so unimportant and crappy that people in this industry don’t even know who he is. Why would I want to see this match when the baby face (the guy who is supposed to be telling the truth) tells me it’s an unimportant joke match? Established more experienced guys are supposed to give younger guys the rub and elevate them, not bury them!

If Jr. Fatu beats Roode in the tournament now, who cares, he beat a “jobroni” to advance in a tournament he doesn’t even care about. If Roode beats Jr. Fatu, Jr. Fatu got beat by a “jobroni”. This is the epitome of bad business, and if TNA wants to succeed, things like this CANNOT happen, ever!

The second promo I had a problem with was by another guy who should know better. Team 3D (Brother Rey) cut a promo on the Motor City Machine Guns before attacking them and power bombing both guys through tables. I would assume this segment is to create interest in a Team 3D vs. MCMG match. Team 3D is by far the more established team, so elevating the Machine Guns should be the goal of this segment. This leaves a sane booker, two options.

Option 1: The heels can come out and build the faces up verbally, talking about how every body loves these guys, and how the MCMGs are younger faster and more exciting team that everyone is talking about, but that Team 3D is still the big kids on the block and that the Guns will need to go through them to prove themselves. Then when the attack happened the Guns should have gotten the advantage only to have the rug pulled out from under them leading to the power bombs. This way we as fans can get behind the MCMG hoping they get their revenge.

Option 2: Team 3D comes out and buries these guys verbally, being cocky heels, to create heat, only to have their attack fail with the MCMG getting the upper hand running off Team 3D, sending the message that the verbal burial was complete bullshit.

What we got was of course the worst combination of the two. We had Team 3D come out and tell us that the MCMG (who are actually getting over) are unimportant and useless, as is the whole X-Division (why they are also burying the X-Div. Is beyond me, they are in the Tag Team Division after all) then they hit the ring and killed the unimportant useless tag team to drive home the fact that everything they just said was true. Even if that was the way it was booked, Brother Rey should have cut a different promo. This segment threw a huge bucket of water on a tag team that was catching fire, in order to get over a team that is about as established and over as a tag team can get. Yet again horrible, horrible business, and thus a bad promo!

Lance Storm
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WWE Cyber Sunday – Sunday October 28, 2007 – Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
1. WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs. fans choice of Jeff Hardy, Mr. Kennedy, or Shawn Michaels
2. World Heavyweight Championship Match (special guest referee fans choice of Steve Austin, Mick Foley, JBL): Batista vs. The Undertaker
3. ECW Championship Match: CM Punk vs. fans choice of Big Daddy V, The Miz, or John Morrison
4. Stipulation fans choice of street fight, first blood, cage match: Triple H vs. Umaga
5. Stipulation fans choice of boxing, wrestling or MMA match: MVP vs. Matt Hardy
6. Stipulation fans choice of stretcher, no DQ or shillelagh on a pole match: Rey Mysterio vs. Finlay
7. Divas Halloween Costume Contest: featuring Maria, Mickie James, Melina, Jillian, Lilian Garcia, Victoria, Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly and Layla.

TNA Genesis – Sunday November 11, 2007 – iMPACT Zone, Orlando, FL
1. TNA World Heavyweight Championship (winner of the fall wins the Championship): Kurt Angle & Kevin Nash vs. Sting & TBA

UFC 78: Validation – November 17, 2007 – Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
1. Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping
2. Karo Parisyan vs. Ryo Chonan
3. Houston Alexander vs. Thiago Silva
4. Spencer Fisher vs. Frank Edgar
5. Ed Herman vs. David Terrell
6. Akihiro Gono vs. Tamdan McCrory (Dark)
7. Chris Lytle vs. Thiago Alves (Dark)
8. Joe Lauzon vs. Jason Reinhardt (Dark)
9. Marcus Aurelio vs. Luke Caudillo (Dark)
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ROH (Ring Of Honor – www.rohwrestling.com)

October 24th: ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness has suffered an arm injury. He will get a MRI on Friday and we should know results on Tuesday. As soon as we get an update from Nigel we will update you. McGuinness could be back for the 11/2 & 3 events. Right now he is listed as questionable for the next shows. Nigel just told us that he is not in much pain now and is hopeful to be 100% soon.
October 24th: Right now ROH’s booking plans are up in the air until we know more about Nigel McGuinness’ status. We hope to have some new matches to announce for 11/2 in Philly and 11/3 in Manhattan this week, but we might have to wait until we receive word from McGuinness. We assure you that only the best possible matches will be signed for “Glory By Honor VI” weekend. Floor seating is sold out for 11/3 at the Manhattan Center. Act now to get the few remaining balcony and general admission seats and see Mitsuharu Misawa vs. KENTA. We assure you that this will be the only time you get to see a match like that in ROH. 11/2 will most likely be the largest crowd ROH has ever had in Philadelphia. 7th row reserved tickets and general admission tickets still remain at ROHwrestling.com. Act now to see these once in a lifetime events live!!!
October 24th: Chris Hero is your “Survival Of The Fittest” champion. Hero won the annual tournament last Friday in Las Vegas and then celebrated out on the town with his super agent Larry Sweeney. Hero will receive a future shot at the ROH World Title for winning the tourney. The match will be signed as soon as we get work on McGuinness’ status.
October 24th: Human Tornado impressed ROH officials last weekend in his ROH debut. He has been added to the 11/30 Dayton and 12/1 Chicago events. Tickets for both shows are on sale now at ROHwrestling.com.
October 24th: There is now a free shipping sale at ROHwrestling.com. Check the main page of www.ROHwrestling.com for all the details. Check out new releases like FIP “Melbourne Meltdown” with Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Tyler Black & Marek Brave in a state-of-the-art tag team title match plus: Necro Butcher vs. Delirious in a wild bout; Roderick Strong vs. Jimmy Rave; Sean Waltman vs. Kenny King; Erick Stevens vs. Danny Daniels; Jerrelle Clark vs. Damien Wayne and more including The YRR.
October 24th: ROH World Tag Team Champion Mark Briscoe said his foot is feeling much better and hopes to be 100% on 11/2 & 3. We will keep you updated here.
October 24th: We want to thank all the fans in Las Vegas and San Francisco for their support last weekend. You made ROH feel really welcomed and appreciated. You might not have been the largest crowds, but you were two of the best crowds we’ve ever been in front of. It was our pleasure and we hope you enjoyed the events as much as the entire ROH crew did. Thank you. Look for a report on the weekend by tomorrow on the main page of ROHwrestling.com complete with all the insider locker room happenings.

Friday November 2, 2007
Pennsylvania National Guard Armory (2700 Southampton Rd, Philadelphia, PA)
8:00pm
Glory By Honor VI – Night 1
1. Mitsuharu Misawa & KENTA vs. Takeshi Morishima & Naomichi Marufuji
2. Three Match Series – Match Three (will happen even if the three match series is over): Bryan Danielson vs. Austin Aries
3. Tag Team Scramble: The Vulture Squad (Jack Evans, Ruckus & Jigsaw) vs. Age Of The Fall (Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black & The Necro Butcher)
4. Roderick Strong vs. Mike Quackenbush
5. Brent Albright & BJ Whitmer vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico
Already signed: Nigel McGuinness; Jay Briscoe; Mark Briscoe; Claudio Castagnoli; Chris Hero; Davey Richards; Rocky Romero; Delirious

Saturday November 3, 2007
Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom (311 West 34th St. New York, NY)
7:30pm
Glory By Honor VI – Night 2
1. ROH World Title Match: ROH World Champion vs. winner of Aries/Danielson Three Match Series
2. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. KENTA
3. Takeshi Morishima vs. loser of Aries/Danielson Three Match Series
Already signed: Jay & Mark Briscoe; Naomichi Marufuji; Bryan Danielson (he will appear if he is still injured); Nigel McGuinness; Roderick Strong; Rocky Romero; Davey Richards; Austin Aries; Chris Hero; Claudio Castagnoli; BJ Whitmer; Jimmy Jacobs; Jack Evans; Ruckus

Friday November 30, 2007
Montgomery County Fairgrounds (1043 S. Main St, Dayton, OH)
8:00pm
Already signed: Bryan Danielson; Jay & Mark Briscoe; Roderick Strong; Davey Richards; Rocky Romero; Austin Aries; Chris Hero; Sara Del Rey; Jimmy Jacobs; Tyler Black; The Necro Butcher; Lacey; Jack Evans; Ruckus; Jigsaw; Claudio Castagnoli; Daizee Haze; Adam Pearce; Brent Albright; BJ Whitmer; Human Tornado

Saturday December 1, 2007
Frontier Park Field House (9807 S. Sayre Avenue Chicago Ridge, IL)
7:30pm
Already signed: Bryan Danielson; Jay & Mark Briscoe; Roderick Strong; Davey Richards; Rocky Romero; Austin Aries; Chris Hero; Sara Del Rey; Jimmy Jacobs; Tyler Black; The Necro Butcher; Lacey; Jack Evans; Ruckus; Jigsaw; Claudio Castagnoli; Daizee Haze; Adam Pearce; Brent Albright; BJ Whitmer; Human Tornado

Friday, December 28th, 2007
Connecticut Expo Center (265 Reverend Moody Overpass, Hartford, CT)
8:00pm

Friday January 11, 2008
Roxbury Community College – Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Ctr (1350 Tremont St Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120)
8:00pm

Saturday January 12, 2008
Inman Sports Club (990 Inman Avenue Edison; NJ)
7:30pm

Friday February 22, 2008
Deer Park Community Center (41 Homer Avenue Deer Park, NY)
8:00pm

Friday March 28, 2008
Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex (649 West Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801)
8:00pm

Saturday March 29, 2008
Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex (649 West Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801)
8:00pm

Friday April 25, 2008
Michigan State Fairgrounds & Expo Center (1120 W. State Fair Ave, Detroit, MI)
8:00pm

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PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla – http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com)

Friday October 26, 2007
Studio Jenny (1 Avenue Jenny, 92000 Nanterre Paris, France)
8:30pm
Co-Promotional Show with Queens of Chaos Wrestling
1. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship Match: “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Austin Aries
2. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Championship Match: El Generico & “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen vs. Super Dragon & Davey Richards
3. 3-Way Match: Joey Ryan vs. Steve Douglas vs. Thumbtack Jack
4. 2007 Battle of Los Angeles Rematch – Series Match 2: “The Prince of Parkland” Jack Evans vs. “The Man That Gravity Forgot” PAC
5. Chris Hero vs. Human Tornado
6. Ken’ichiro Arai vs. Lupin Matsutani

Saturday October 27, 2007
The Mountbatten Centre (Alexandra Park, Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, UK PO2 9QA)
6:30pm
Co-Promotional Show with International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
1. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship Match (if Danielson is still champion): “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Martin Stone
2. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Championship Match: El Generico & “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen vs. Super Dragon & Davey Richards
3. 2007 Battle of Los Angeles Rematch – Series Match 3: “The Prince of Parkland” Jack Evans vs. “The Man That Gravity Forgot” PAC
4. Austin Aries vs. Zebra Kid
5. Joey Ryan vs. Spud
6. The Kartel (Terry Frazier & Sha Samuels) vs. Aviv Maayan & Human Tornado

Sunday October 28, 2007
Musik Palette (Kettwiger Str. 20 45127, Essen, Germany)
4:30pm
Co-Promotional Show with Westside Xtreme Wrestling
1. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship Match (if Danielson is still champion): “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. El Generico
2. 4-Way Single Fall Match: “The Prince of Parkland” Jack Evans vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen vs. “The Man That Gravity Forgot” PAC vs. Super Dragon
3. Westside Xtreme Wrestling Tag Team Championship Match: Ab-Las (Absolute Andy & Steve Douglas) (c) vs. T-Bones (Thumbtack Jack & Bad Bones)
Already signed: Joey Ryan; Austin Aries; Davey Richards; Tommy End; Ares; Chris Hero; Lupin Matsutani; Human Tornado; Ken’ichiro Arai

Sunday, November 11, 2007
The Van Nuys Armory (17330 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91496)
5:00pm
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CHIKARA (Chikara Pro Wrestling – www.chikarapro.com)

Friday, October 26, 2007
Riverside Beneficial Assoc. Building (1742 Pear St. Reading, PA)
7:30pm
Bruised
1. Campeones de Parejas: Team F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma & Icarus) vs. Incoherence (Delirious & Hallowicked)
2. NWA World Junior Title Match: Mike Quackenbush vs. Lince Dorado
3. Tim Donst vs. Eddie Kingston
4. Chuck Taylor vs. Claudio Castagnoli
5. Equinox vs. Mitch Ryder
6. Jigsaw vs. Dragon Yuki
7. Cheech & Cloudy vs. The Osirian Portal (Ophidian & Amasis)
8. The Order of the Neo Solar Temple (Ultramantis Black, Crossbones & Hydra) vs. Moscow, Dragon Dragon & USApe
9. Brodie Lee & Olsen Twins vs. The Colony (Soldier, Worker & Fire Ant)

Saturday, October 27, 2007
The Ryan Township Fire Hall (945 Barnesville Drive Barnesville, PA)
7:30pm
New Star Navigation
1. The Olsen Twins vs. Cheech & Cloudy
2. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Larry Sweeney
THE CHIKARA VETERANS vs. THE CHIKARA ROOKIES (Vets pick their opponents)
Veterans: Hallowicked, Delirious, Gran Akuma, Icarus, Chuck Taylor, Crossbones, UltraMantis Black, Mitch Ryder, Dragon Yuki
Rookies: Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, Worker Ant, Amasis, Ophidian, Helios, Lince Dorado, Tim Donst

Friday November 16, 2007
Riverside Beneficial Assoc. Building (1742 Pear St. Reading, PA)
7:30pm
Battle of Who Could Care Less
1. MIYAWAKI vs. UltraMantis Black
2. Portia Perez vs. Sara Del Rey

Saturday November 17, 2007
American Legion Hall (397 Main Street Hellerton, PA
7:30pm
The Sordid Perils of Everyday Existence
1. Lince Dorado & Pantera vs. The Osirian Portal
2. Chuck Taylor vs. Passion Hasegawa

Sunday November 18, 2007
New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center (7 Ritner Street Philadelphia, PA)
4:00pm
Chapter 11
1. ICWICWA Tex-Arkana TV Title Match: Larry Sweeney vs. Bryan Alvarez
2. Robbie Ellis vs. Hydra
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FIP (Full Impact Pro – http://www.fullimpactpro.com)

Friday, November 9, 2007
National Guard Armory (8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River, FL)
8:00pm

Saturday, November 10, 2007
Turner Agri-Civic Center (2250 NE Roan Rd., Arcadia, FL)
8:00pm

Upcoming FIP shows
December 14 – Melbourne, FL
December 15 – Crystal River, FL
January 18 – Crystal River, FL
January 19 – Arcadia, FL
February 15 – TBA
February 16 – Crystal River, FL
March 21 – Melbourne, FL
March 22 – Crystal River, FL
April 18 – TBA
April 19 – Crystal River, FL
May 30 – Crystal River, FL
May 31 – Arcadia, FL

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CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling – www.czwrestling.com)

Saturday November 10, 2007
New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center (7 Ritner Street Philadelphia, PA)
7:30pm
Night of Infamy
1. CZW World Heavyweight Championship Match: Ruckus vs. Any Former ECW Arena Champion (To Be Announced)
2. Ultraviolent Underground Championship Match: Brain Damage vs. The Necro Butcher
3. CZW Iron Man Championship Match: “The Lariat” DJ Hyde vs. Lobo’s Choice (To Be Named This Week)
4. 4 Corners of Pain Death Match: “The Psycho Shooter” Drake Younger & J.C. Bailey (As of Press Time) Vs. The Naptown Dragons (Scotty Vortekz & “Diehard” Dustin Lee)
5. CZW World Tag Team Championship – Niles Young & Derek Frazier (with Noel Harlow) Vs. “The Son of 1,000 Maniacs” Jon Dahmer & “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto

December 8, 2007
New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center (7 Ritner Street Philadelphia, PA)
7:30pm
Cage of Death IX
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JAPW (Jersey All Pro Wrestling – www.japw.net)

Saturday October 27, 2007
Rahway Rec Center (275 East Milton Avenue Rahway, NJ)
8:00pm
10th Anniversary Show
1. JAPW Championship Match: Low Ki vs. “The Notorious 187” Homicide
1. Rhino vs. The Necro Butcher (special guest referee Low Life Louie Ramos)
2. Open Challenge: Devon Storm vs. TBA
3. JAPW New Jersey State Championship – Ladder Match: Archadia vs. The Grim Reefer
4. BLK OUT (Sabian & Ruckus) vs. Jay Lethal & Azraiel
5. Eddie Kingston vs. Drake Younger
6. Aj Styles vs. Frankie Kazarian
7. Best of the Lightheavyweights 10 – Scramble Match: B Boy vs. Joker vs. Matt “M Dogg 20” Cross vs. Sal Rinuaro vs. Bandido Jr. vs. Seth Delay
8. Kenny Omega vs. Danny Demanto
Already signed: Cryme Tyme, Slyck Wagner Brown, EC Negro, Monsta Mack & Havoc, Alicia, Sara Del Ray, Nikki Roxx, Seth Delay, Kevin Mathews

Saturday December 8th, 2007
Rahway Rec Center (275 East Milton Avenue Rahway, NJ)
7:30pm
Seasons Beatings

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IWA-MS (IWA Mid South – www.iwamidsouthwrestling.com)

Friday October 26, 2007
Capital Sports Center (1915 Gladden Road Plainfield, IN)
8:00pm
2007 Double Death Tag Team Death Match Tourney
Already signed: xOMGx & C.J. Otis, Devon Moore & Joker, Vulgar Display of Power (Brain Damage & Deranged), Drake Younger & TBD, Mad Man Pondo & Necro Butcher, Bloody Brothers (Ian Rotten & Insane Lane), Freak Show & Prophet, Naptown Dragons (Vortekz & Diehard Dustin)

Saturday October 27, 2007
Capital Sports Center (1915 Gladden Road Plainfield, IN)
8:00pm
2007 Queen of the Death Matches
Already signed: Lufisto, Mickie Knuckles, Delilah Starr, Storm, Lady Victoria, Rebecca Payne, Roxie Cotton, TBA

Sunday November 4th, 2007
Hartman Recreational Center (511 N. Collins Street Joliet, IL)
1:00pm
Simply the Best 8
1. NWA World Women’s Title Match: Amazing Kong vs. Mickie Knuckles
2. Ian Rotten & Sal Thomaselli vs. Brandon & Vito Thomaselli
3. Jason Dukes vs. A Mystery Man

Saturday November 24, 2007
Don Preston Rec Center (14500 Kostner Avenue Midlothian, IL)
7:30pm
2007 Revolution Strong Style Tournament
1. NWA World Women’s Title Match: Amazing Kong vs. Mickie Knuckles
Tournament participants: Eddie Kingston, 2 Cold Scorpio, Brent Albright

Saturday December 8, 2007
Capital Sports Center (1915 Gladden Road Plainfield, IN)
8:00pm
1. Ian Rotten Retirement Match: Ian Rotten vs. Mickie Knuckles
Already signed: Sandman, Mike Quackenbush, Too Cold Scorpio, Chris Hero

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Dr. Keith Lipinski

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Head Of Talent Scouting – Wrestling Society X http://WSX.MTV.COM
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