AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
“Usted no me puede ver” anyone? Anyone ready for the SiNacion?
It seems that John Cena‘s “cousin”, Juan Cena, has been announced for house shows at which John Cena had been advertised, including a show at MSG . This has all kinds of possibilities of being hilarious and a throwback to a classic wrestling angle if done right.
For anyone whose wrestling viewing started with John Cena, Dusty Rhodes did the classic Midnight Rider gimmick just days after he lost a Championship Wrestling from Florida lights out cage match to Kevin Sullivan (with the help of Jake Roberts playing Santa Claus) on Christmas Day 1982 at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, FL The Midnight Rider then continued the program with Sullivan all through the State of Florida during early 1983 until Rhodes’s “loser leave” stipulation was finished.
As long as Vince McMahon doesn’t go for every bad Mexican stereotype in this (WWE is not exactly known for sophisticated humor), this could could be hilarious. Cena has always been McMahon’s loyal soldier and will do anything he’s asked…so if this makes TV…it has the potential to be hilarious. What would be even better is if Cena knows some Spanish. Wade Barrett will inevitably play the Kevin Sullivan role and scream along with NXT that “Everyone knows this is Cena….”, Cena will get over on him (and if Vince is smart, sell a bunch of “SiNacion” t-shirts along the way) until Barrett demands that Cena be reinstated, somewhere around either Royal Rumble or even Wrestlemania, if it works and they want to extend this storyline.
More news on Toys for Tots and holiday events scheduled thus far:.
For the sixth straight year, Roger Artigiani and The Arena staff in Philadelphia, together with Combat Zone Wrestling will continue their tradition of working together with other local independent wrestling promotions and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. For the last six years, the Asylum Arena, its management, Combat Zone Wrestling have done Toys for Tots collections. Now, this year Jersey All Pro Wrestling fans will be able to join in that effort and make “Super Saturday” a truly special day by helping area children to have a Christmas.
Both halves of the December 11, 2010 “Super Saturday” doubleheader will have Toys for Toys collections at the Arena’s front door for fans attending both shows. Jersey All Pro Wrestling will hold its show at 4:00 pm with a feature match of Japanese legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Mike Quackenbush, TNA Superstar Rhino goes one-on-one with Brodie Lee, Also appearing: The Briscoe Brothers, Teddy Hart, and TNA Superstar Jay Lethal.
That night, the eleventh annual CZW Cage of Death show follows JAPW at approximately 8:00 pm. The card announced thus far: Cage of Death match: Suicide Kings (Danny Havoc, Devon Moore, Scotty Vortekz, and Dysfunction) vs. Cult Fiction and friends (tHURTeen, Brain Damage, Masada and Drake Younger) ; The King Versus The World as CZW Ultraviolent Underground Champion Hardcore Nick Gage vs. Big Japan’s Yuko Miyamoto, CZW Heavyweight ChampionJox Moxley defends his CZW Heavyweight Title against Homicide; Osirian Portal vs. Philly’s Most Wanted (Sabian/Joker) compete to fill the vacant CZW Tag Team titles in the CZW Tag Team Tournament final; CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship – Adam Cole defends against AR Fox, #1 Contenders Match – Sami Callihan vs. Robert “Ego Fantastico” Anthony
To order tickets for Cage of Death, go to Combat Zone Wrestling’s ticket website and Jersey All Pro Wrestling’s website at JAPW.net.
The first and longest standing Toys for Tots independent wrestling event in the Philadelphia region will take place again this year, as United Wrestling Coalition will hold its annual FREE Toys For Tots show on Saturday night, December 4th at Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ! For more information, go to United Wrestling Coalition’s website.
Attack N’ Destroy Wrestling returns to the Champions Life Center in Dallas, TX on Friday, December 10 for its final show of 2010, with a canned hood collection for the Houston Food Bank. Go to their Facebook page for more information.
All Star Wrestling Alliance holds its annual “Night for the Kids” show on December 10 at the National Guard Armory in Lexington, NC. All-Star Wretling Alliance and the local FOX holds this yearly wrestling event called FOX-8 Gifts For Kids. Fans pay $7 or bring a new unwrapped toy for admission. All proceeds go to the FOX-8 for the Gifts For Kids campaign. For information, go to ASWA’s website.
XICW (Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling) teams with Gleaners Food Bank to “FEED THE NEEDY” on Sunday, December 5th at The Ritz in Warren, Michigan! Tickets are just $5 or a donation of five canned goods. All proceeds benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Belltime is 5:30pm. Signed to appear: “Wrestling’s Only 1-Legged Wrestler” Zach Gowen, Truth Martini & The House Of Truth, Midwest Champion The DBA, Xtreme Champion “Bloody” Bill Skullion For information, go to Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling’as Facebook
Real Championship Wrestling of Baltimore, MD returns on December 4 to the DuBurns Arena, as they team up with the National Kidney Foundation to put on a very special fund raiser show! ALL proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation! For information, go to go to Real Championship Wrestling’s website.
Delaware’s Dynamite Championship Wrestling is doing its yearly Toys For Tots show on December 11th in Hartly, DE with “Tables, Ladders and Toys for Tots” at the Hartly Fire Department. For information, go to the DCW website.
The California-based Empire Wrestling Federation will hold their annual Christmas Toy Drive show on Friday, December 10 in Covina, CA at the Covina Knights of Columbus Hall with a 8:00 pm belltime.
3XWrestling of Des Moines, IA is collecting donations for Toys for Tots at its December 3 Holiday Havoc 2 event in Des Moines, IA. Featured matches include: Brian Ash with Todd Countryman vs. Rory Fox. For information, go to the 3XWrestling website.
The New England-based Showcase Pro Wrestling will be doing two events for Toys for Tots on December 3 in Woonsocket, RI and December 4 in Attleboro, MA. For information, go to Showcase Pro Wrestling
The Milwaukee-based Brew City Wrestling will be doing a food drive as part of its December 10th show at its home base of West Allis, WI with the Hunger Task Force of Greater Milwaukee. For information, go to Brew City Wrestling’s website.
Please send me any scheduled Holiday related charity events, whether collections of canned food, Toys for Tots toy collections or other charity benefits. Anyone promoting (or who sees notices of such a show), please send them to to [email protected] so I can plug them in this column and on PWBTS.com. Until next time…
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