NWA Wildside featured stars like Current TNA Heavyweight Champion, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles (TNA/WCW), Ron Killings (WWE/TNA), Abyss (Justice) (TNA), Jimmy Rave (TNA), Amazing Red (TNA), Tony Mamaluke (WWE/WCW/TNA), Air Paris (WCW), Hotstuff Hernandez (TNA), David Young (TNA), Kenn Phoenix (Kenn Doane/Dykstra) (WWE), Luke Hawx (Altar Boy Luke) (WSX), Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) (WWE), Delirious (ROH), Mike Posey (WWE/TNA), “The Original Gangsta” New Jack (ECW/TNA) and many more. NWA Wildside served a development promotion for WCW and featured stars like The Beast (Bob Sapp), David Flair, Tank Abbott, Shannon Moore, Shane Helms, Mark Jindrak, Sean O’Haire, Elix Skipper, Jimmy Yang and many more. Wrestling legends like Dusty Rhodes, Dory Funk, Jr., Terry Taylor, Larry Zbsyzko, James E Cornette, The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky & Robert), Abdullah The Butcher, and many more all appeared on NWA Wildside TV.
The NWA Wildside announce team featured Dan “The Dragon” Wilson, Steven Prazak, Scott Hudson, Steve Martin, Bill Behrens, Al Getz, Chris Cruise & others.
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Anarchy star, Slim J, announces the launch of his new website www.slimj.com .
The website features pics & videos of Slim J, plus very soon fans will be able to purchase Slim J T-Shirts & DVDs. Slim J also create original music & beats that are available for purchase using paypal.
If you want to get trained as a professional wrestler you will find info on the NWA Anarchy Wrestling School at www.slimj.com too.
SLIM J appeared in the JAN/FEB edition of MENTAL FLOSS magazine.
January 20 Rampage Pro Wrestling Report from Warner Robins, GA
From Daniel Lee Lumm:
Well I’ve been away from RPW for a while and things have certainly changed. Last I left Johnny G’s Fun Center we saw Hot Like Lava heading towards a Tag Title match, Allie and Charlie Cash were rivals, Luke Gallows was the Heavyweight Champion, and AJ Steele was gunning for Murder One. When I saw that the Rampage Rumble was in and I was off work, I decided to see who would be entering and see how much had changed.
The attendance was in the high 60s to low 70s when the first match was announced.
Last of the Dying Breed (Chip Day & Corey Hollis) (w/ Miss Allie) defeated Totally Insane (Iam Storm & Iam Fatality)
Before the match can start, Murder One and Kory Chavis made their way to the commentary table and the announcers promptly left. Hollis and Day made short work of Totally Insane and picked up a win before they and Blackout got into a verbal confrontation. A match between the two teams is teased for the titles but Ben didn’t give a date.
Thunderbolt Patterson joins commentary after Blackout leaves.
Simon Sez & Bobby Moore defeated American Mayhem (Chris Jacobs & Zac Edwards)
Moore and Sez aim to abandon the match due to the crowd chanting “Babiebop & Barney” (a reference to their typical green and purple attire). American Mayhem didn’t want an easy win and decided to bring their opponents back to the ring. In the end Sez lands a hit to Zac’s back with a briefcase while the ref was distracted in order to pick up the win.
An interview with Ben Masters reveals that Kyle wasn’t satisfied with the usual time limit of 15 minutes in his Television Title defense against Vordell Walker. Ben goes on to say that it’s uncommon for the champion to not like utilizing the champion’s advantage with the time limit and that he’d grant them a 30 minute match.
RPW Television Title Match
Kyle Matthews (C) defeated Vordell Walker
In my absence Kyle managed to become RPW’s second Triple Crown winner and there’s little surprise to his in-ring ability. Kyle’s speed seemed to be equally matched by Vordell’s brute power in the ring. The crowd was very vocal throughout this match and for good reason, it is easily one of the best (if not the best) match of the show. As they say, all good things must come to an end and despite that Kyle still is holding the title now, the match ended abruptly just 17 minutes in with the interference of Adonis against Matthews as Vordell seemed seconds away from the victory.
Mike Cruz defeated Steven Stiles
Ben announced that this match was a special match due to the fact that Matthews and Vordell didn’t utilize their entire time limit. Mike Cruz picked up the win because Stiles was overly confident and made his “world’s greatest drop kick” highly telegraphed and paid the price for it.
Normally I’d give every entrant and elimination, but this time I’ll just let you readers assume that what happens in a Rumble happened in this one but I’ll add some of my personal thoughts to it. Syler Cross, like last year’s Rumble, doesn’t seem capable of being thrown over a top rope and I can’t help wondering why he was a participant. Spiral and Zander are among some names that people in the crowd didn’t seem remotely familiar with but do have potential. AJ Steele was a participant in the match despite being the Champion that the winner of this match would be facing. The match boiled down to Micah, Matthews, and Vordell before it was announced that Drew Adler would be re-entered in the match due to the fact that he was illegally eliminated by an already eliminated AJ Steele. Upon getting back in the ring, it took about 10 seconds for both Matthews and Adler were eliminated (thanks for coming back, Drew).
Now as per the standard in Rampage Rumbles, the last 2 competitors are automatically put into a match under different rules. Instead of over-the-top-rope eliminations, it becomes and pin and submission only match. The crowd was loud during this portion of the match and they didn’t seem to agree on who they wanted to win. Vordell played to those cheering for him while Micah did the same for the other half. In the end, Micah picked up the win with the crossface to have a shot at AJ Steele’s RPW Heavyweight Championship. The crowd was with this match up to the finish and was another great quality match.
Syler Cross defeated Joey Kidman
Syler picked up the match with a splash. The crowd seems to have died down after the last match.
An interview with Allie and Adonis covering their intentions with the TV Title is interrupted by Vordell. Some trash talking ensues and referees rush to the ring to keep them from fighting. Vordell left on the statement that Adonis and Allie will regret getting in Blacklist’s business and costing him the TV Title.
Micah Taylor defeated Eric Walker
Interesting thing about jobbing in RPW is they are often identifiable by their generic jobber music. Before Walker stepped through the curtains everyone knew how this match was going. In 3 short minutes, Taylor had little issue taking this match with the crossface.
Tag Team Title Match
Blackout (Murder One & Kory Chavis)(C) defeated BFF (Michael Stevens & Anthony Andrews)
Last I saw Hawk in RPW he was a security guard with a sleeveless shirt. Now he’s a referee with a sleeveless shirt. He didn’t seem overly favoring to either team so I’m guess he’s not in a gimmick of some sort. Either way this was one of the better matches of the show. The match comes to a head when Andrews attempts to use the protein bottle on Murder One, but Murder scouts it and plants Andrews with a cutter for the win.
Francisco Ciatso defeated Zander Stone
I’m not familiar with either of these two and they had a tough match to follow. The crowd took somewhat well to Ciatso but since we were in the 3rd hour the crowd started to tire down. Ciatso ended up picking up the victory and I’m interested in seeing how far these 2 can go in RPW.
AJ Steele defeated Drew Adler
Interestingly as a heel, AJ was playing to a portion of the crowd who like to cheer for heels instead of doing the typical ignore/insult everyone. This was consistent with Vordell’s performance earlier so I’m guessing Blacklist might actually be a dynamic group that favors a divided crowd. Despite a great effort from Adler, including kicking out of a blacklist slam, Drew couldn’t take a second one and AJ picked up the win to end the show.
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ProSouth Champion: “The Last Hero” Ace Haven (since 5/04/2012)
All-Out Champion: Jed Johnson (since 10/26/2012)
Tag Team Champions: De La Vega & Wrestling Star Najasism (since 11/02/2012)
#1 – Big Tomb (destroyed Ace Haven, Brandon Collum & Daniel Alexander all in one night)
#2 – Steven Michaels (victorious in the final chapter of a 3 year rivalry)
#3 – Red Rayne (path of destruction earns him the #3 spot)
#4 – Tyler Gage (won via submission in his official return match)
#5 – Kyle Matthews (inactivity causes him to drop a few spots)
ProSouth Wrestling was in Piedmont, AL on January 18th. Results: Jed Johnson defeated Najasism to advance to the semi-finals of the Gold Rush tournament. Dakota Outlaw defeated Sean Nelson, who was subbing for D2daC, to advance to the semi-finals of the Gold Rush tournament. “Future Classic” Tyler Gage defeated “The Reality” James Hardy to advance to the semi-finals of the Gold Rush tournament. Steven Michaels defeated De La Vega to advance to the semi-finals of the Gold Rush tournament. Big Tomb & Stupid (w/Tweety) defeated Scott Spade & Ace Haven (w/Amy).
NWA Atlanta will be at the Metro Auction Co in Locust Grove, GA on January 26th. Advertised: AJ Steele defends the NWA Atlanta Heavyweight championship against Pain (w/Jersey Girl) in a no DQ match. Bill the Butcher vs. Cru Jones. Beauty & The Beast defends the NWA Atlanta Tag Team championships against Shane Marx & The Jagged Edge. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information call (678)873-4010.
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling was created in March of? of 2010 and started running shows once a month in Ellijay, Ga. We started out in a place known as Gilmer Golf and games. Our first show drew a crowd of 35 or 40 people. DSCW didn’t get discouraged though we kept giving good quality matches at a fair price and got our crowds up to 150 or more. We had to move to gyms and civic centers to support our fan base, drawing close to 600 on some of our big shows.
APW has live events each Friday at the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA 8PM Belltime.
APW TAG CHAMPS: 2 DUDES( Jamie Cruz and Chris Spectra)
NORTH GEORGIA CHAMP: KAMERON KADE
SOUTHERN STATES CHAMP: JACOBY BOYKINS
Just a brief recap on how the year 2012 ended for APW. The last show of the year for APW was Countdown, and it was definitely a history making night. Two new champions were crowned. Wade Adams defeated Kameron Kade to become the new APW North Ga Champion. And in one of the most anticipated main event matches in company history, it was the #1 contender “The Alabama Ambassador” Jacoby Boykins ending the 10-month reign as champion for the “Lethal Dose” Strkynyn! Therefore the new APW Southern States Heavyweight Champion is Jacoby Boykins! Which brings us to what happened on the first APW of 2013, and if it’s any indication of how the whole year is gonna be for APW, the 2013 will certainly be a banner year for the company.
“The Encore” Kevin Blue def. Cody Fairview by pinfall in 6:04
On this show, two year-end awards were to be presented, first for APW Tag Team of the Year, and later in the evening, the award for APW Wrestler of the Year. At this time it was now time to present the Tag Team award, and there was really only one consistent tag team all year, so therefore, the award was presented to Jamie Cruz and Chris Spectra, Just 2 Dudes. The came to the ring to accept the award, first Spectra took it, then Cruz took it back from him. This continued with each growing more annoyed of the others antics, until finally the both of them had a hand on the award, will one final pull, they tore the award in half!! Both irate, Spectra took the mic, and said that they shouldn’t be arguing, that they were friends, and in the spirit of friendly competition, they should have a match tonight against…each other? His reasoning for this was so they could see just who the better “dude” was. Cruz accepted his challenge, and the match was set.
APW North Ga Championship
(c) Wade Adams def. El Diablo by pinfall in 3:27
APW Tag Team Championship
(c) Jaxon Carter and Scott Mason def. Da Fireman and The Red Ninja by pinfall in 8:52
Chris Spectra and Jamie Cruz ended in a no-contest due to the interference from the APW Tag Team Champions Carter and Mason. After they isolated Spectra, Mason grabbed the mic and said that they were the Champions, and it was an outrage that they weren’t the tag team of the year, and they were gonna show everybody why they should be. They began to beat on Spectra, Cruz walked away, and when it looked like he was gonna leave for good, he ran back to the ring to make the save and fight off the champions, they retreated. Then Spectra and Cruz hugged it out, all was right in DudeWorld once again.
James Blvd and Tommy Daniels def. Brandon Parker and Dustin Knight by pinfall in 21:57
It was now time to present the award the Wrestler of the Year, and the nominees were as follows, 1.James Blvd 2.Seth Delay 3.Anthony Henry 4.”The Lethal Dose” Stryknyn 5.”The Alambama Ambassador” Jacoby Boykins. And the winner was…”The Lethal Dose” Stryknyn!
His music hit, it played for a few minutes, but no Stryknyn? Finally his music stopped, and it was replaced by the music of the new APW Southern States Heavyweight Champion Jacoby Boykins, he came down to the ring and said how he should be the Wrestler of the Year, because it was he who ended the 10-month reign as champion for Stryknyn, and how he would be the most dominant champion in history. He was then interrupted by the Commisioner Jacob Ashworth, who said that next week, he would defend his championship against the man he took it from at Countdown, Stryknyn. IF, he could defend it successfully against this man, then the very familiar music of the World Traveled Superstar Sugar Dunkerton hit! The crowd went nuts of course, as Sugar is a major fan favorite in Royston, as well as everywhere else he has been.
APW Southern States Heavyweight Championship
(c) Jacoby Boykins def. Sugar Dunkerton by pinfall in 12:42
Platinum Championship Wrestling Rankings: Champion—Shane Marx; 1—Supernatural; 2—De La Vega; 3—Sylar Cross; 4—Mason; 5—Fred Yehi; 6—Chip Day; 7—Dynomite Soul; 8—Brian Blaze; 9—Najasism; 10—Matt Von Reaper;
NWA SMOKY MOUNTAIN
The Championship Wrestling Alliance, based in the Tri-Cities area of Northeast TN, has presented top quality wrestling events for the last 7 years. Their television show, Championship Wrestling TV has aired consecutively in their home market for over 6 years. The show’s current timeslot is at Noon on Saturdays on Tri-Cities CW 4. The show is posted online at ChampionshipWrestlingTV.com every week and has been available in the past in national syndication via AMG-TV.
1. Jeff Connelly defeated Alex Avgerinos in a Contenders Ring Match
2. Sigmon defeated Elliot Russell in a Contenders Ring Match
3. Zac Vincent defeated Joseph Blackwell in a Contenders Ring Match
4. Matt Conard defeated Ricky Morton in a Contenders Ring Match
5. Air America (Gavin Darring & Skylar Kruze) defeated NWA Tennessee Tag Team Champion, The Illuminati (Tony Givens & Chris Richards) and Josh Crawford & Daniel Mulligan by Disqualification in a 3 Way Tag Team Match when Alyx Winters interfered and joined the Illuminati!
6. Alyx Winters defeated Keith Knox in a Contenders Ring Match
7. NWA National Heavyweight Champion, Damien Wayne defeated William Huckaby
8. NWA Smoky Mountain Champion, Jason Kincaid defeated Vordell Walker