NWS Internet News Update For 4/12: NWS Begins Six Straight Weekends Of Action This Friday, WSU Superstar Alicia Shines In Ladies & King And Queen Tournaments, Woman Troubles For NWS Star & More
Hello NWS fans! This is your weekly update on what’s happened, what is happening now, and what is going to happen soon in the nation’s leading family-friendly pro wrestling promotion, National Wrestling Superstars.
WSU Superstar Alicia Shines In Twin Tournament Weekend
On the weekend of April 2nd-3rd, National Wrestling Superstars and their sister promotion, the nation’s leading all-ladies promotion Women Superstars Uncensored, teamed together for a pair of tournaments, the 2010 Jersey J-Cup Women’s Tournament and the 2010 King And Queen Of The Ring Tournament. That weekend is now being renamed “The Alicia Show”, as former WSU World Champion Alicia (who also had quite a few matches in NWS earlier on in her career), made a clean sweep of both tournaments. Alicia, who retired from wrestling as an undefeated WSU Champion in 2007, made a comeback last year and has been unstoppable since then.
On Friday night April 2nd in Neptune, NJ, Alicia won the 2010 Women’s J-Cup Tournament with wins over rising star Tina SanAntonio, WSU Spirit Champion Brittney Savage (gaining a measure of revenge for Brittney cheating her out of the title), and, in a classic Finals match, over former WSU and ECW Women’s Champion Angel Orsini. As well as the trophy and the accompanying accolades, Alicia more importantly earns a guaranteed shot at WSU World Champion Mercedes Martinez at WSU’s “Uncensored Rumble” in June.
On Saturday night April 3rd in Kearny, NJ, at the 2010 King And Queen Of The Ring Tournament Alicia teamed with Philadelphia standout and last-minute replacement entry Devon Moore. Alicia had originally been scheduled to team with “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto; Demanto’s obnoxious personality notwithstanding, she thought his abilities would help ensure her victory. But after Demanto’s actions the previous night (see story below), even his talent wasn’t enough for her to stomach having him as a partner, so she made a last-minute switch to Devon Moore, and with his help they defeated Demanto & Marti Belle in the first round, NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion Nicky Oceans & Jana in the semifinals, and overcame the tough duo of former WWE developmental protege Kevin Matthews & former TNA star Nikki Roxx in the finals to capture the coveted crowns.
Former WWE Tag-Team Champions The Headshrinkers To Reunite In The NWS Ring This Saturday Night In Tower City, PA
The former WWE tag-team known as The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu), were know for being one of the strongest, most savage, and devastating tag-teams of their time.
Since leaving the WWE, both Samu and Fatu (who has since wrestled under his better known first name of Rikishi), have made multiple appearances for NWS at different locations. But this Saturday night April 17th in Tower City, PA, these two members of wrestling’s famous Samoan Family will reunite in the ring for a historic tag-team encounter. What will happen when the Samoan Savagery is unleashed one more time? Even though Tower City is a little far from NWS’ home territory of the New York City tri-state area, this matchup alone could be well worth the trip.
Rematch Of The 2010 J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament Finalists Coming To Dunellen, NJ
In February, in Woodbridge, NJ, the undefeated Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu) and The Commandos (“Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews & “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans) met in the Finals of the 2010 Captain Lou Albano Memorial J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament. This match turned into a classic battle of size vs. skill, and The Commandoscame ever so close to handing The Nightmares their first loss.
On Friday night April 23rd in Dunellen, NJ, these two teams will meet again in a long-awaited rematch, and both have vowed to put the issue, and their opponents, to rest once and for all. The Commandos have vowed to finish the job they started in Woodbridge by breaking the legs of The Nightmares, and The Nightmares plan to literally have The Commandoes for lunch. Who will prevail? For the fans who witnessed their battle in Woodbridge, as well as those who only read about it, make sure you don’t miss your chance to witness this epic rematch.
NWS Superstar Has Major Woman Troubles
NWS standout “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto has dominated the NWS scene for years now as both a singles wrestler, and now as a tag-team wrestler with being a member of The Commandos. He has taken to task not only all of the top stars of NWS, but many of the former TV wrestling legends who have donned the tights for NWS have come away with grudging respect for Demanto after facing him in the ring.
But at last weekend’s twin tournaments, it was apparent that Demanto’s success in the ring does not carry over to his success in getting along with women.
On Friday night April 2nd, Demanto and partner Kevin Matthews came to the ring as The Commandos, with their manager Brittney Savage. In the opposite corner, managing their opponents Balls Mahoney and Mikey Pacifica, was WWE Hall of Fame legend The Iron Sheik. The Sheik took an instant liking to Brittney, flirting with her at times throughout the match. While Brittney did not intentionally return The Sheik’s attention, her acceptance of it was enough to raise the ire of Demanto to the point where his jealousy took over, and he shocked the Neptune crowd by striking Brittney outside the ring and knocking her unconscious, before returning to the ring and savagely venting his frustrations on Pacifica.
The next night, Saturday April 3rd, things continued to go downhill. As mentioned earlier, Alicia was disgusted by Demanto’s actions and exercised her option to choose a new partner in the King And Queen Of The Ring Tournament. An angry Demanto got in Alicia’s face and threatened her, and was promptly slapped by Alicia to the delight of the crowd. Alicia & Devon Moore’s match with Demanto and his new partner Marti Belle began immediately after, and they were victorious when Alicia hit an Alicia-Bomb on Marti Belle and pinned her. Demanto then vented his frustrations on his rookie partner for costing him the loss, and received his second slap of the night from Marti.
Will Demanto ever find a woman willing to be his manager or tag-team partner again (or even be willing to be in the same building with him)? Stay tuned and find out!
NWS Upcoming Schedule
This Friday night April 16th, NWS returns to Carteret, NJ’s Holy Family Church (213 Pershing Avenue, just off Washington and Roosevelt Avenues, minutes from the NJ Turnpike) with a 7:45pm bell time.
Headlining this not-to-be-missed show is a former WWE Tag-Team Champion and TV legend and a member of pro wrestling’s famous Samoan wrestling family, but is perhaps best known as the master of the dreaded “Stinkface” move. He’s the one and only Rikishi, and he’ll be donning the triple-extra-large tights this Friday in Carteret.
Plus, NWS’ most hated tag-team as of late, The Commandos (“The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans & “Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews), will face the challenge from Union’s new tag-team sensation The Jock Mafia (Mike Dennis & Chris D’Andrea), and other regional and local area pro mat standouts like NWS Tag-Team Champion and Woodbridge native Corvis Fear, NWS Cruiserweight Champion and Bayshore star Jumping Joey Janella, Roselle Park’s “Too Hot” Steve Scott and Nicky Talent, along with Indian Warrior Draven, “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smoothie, “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto, and popular local guest manager, Holy Family and Carteret’s own Fireman Joe Davis, plus much more in store.
Ticket prices are only $18 for adults and $15 for kids & seniors.
This Saturday night April 17th, NWS makes its annual trek to Tower City, PA’s Williams Valley High School (10330 U.S. Route 209, minutes from Interstate-81) with a 7:35pm bell time.
Topping the bill will be a plethora of former TV wrestling stars such as Pennsylvania’s native son and former WWE & WCW star “America’s Hero” The Patriot. Plus, two members of pro wrestling’s famous Samoan family who were former WWE Tag-Team Champions, but then went their separate ways for many years, and will have their first “reunion” of sorts this Saturday in Tower City. We are, of course, talking about the man known as “The master of the Stinkface”, Rikishi and his partner Samu, better known in their heyday as The Headshrinkers.
Laughter will ring across the high school gym at the antics of the lovable Famous TV Wrestling Clown. And in stark contrast, the 800+ pounds of the undefeated Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu) will be on the prowl for fresh meat, and it will be anything but funny for whomever their victims are.
Other regional and local pro mat stars will also be in Tower City, including NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans, NWS Cruiserweight Champion Jumping Joey Janella, Philadelphia veteran Devon Moore, “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto, “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smoothie, Mighty Mikey Pacifica, and high-flying standouts Aaron Arbo and Unbreakable Andy. Tickets are only $18 for reserved ringside seats and $16 for bleacher seats.
This Sunday afternoon April 18th, NWS heads all the way down to the Christiana, DE Fire Company Hall (2 East Main Street, at Route 7, minutes from the intersection of I-95 & I-295 & I-495) for a joint show with its Delaware affiliate Funkdafied Wrestling Federation, as they present “The Road To Funk-A-Mania.
The main event will feature a battle for tag-team supremacy as the 2010 J-Cup Tag-Team Champions and undefeated 800+ pound behemoths known as The Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu) will once again face off against the FWF big-man duo known as Dark Karnival (Jo-Jo & Chio). Last time in Christiana, the two teams wrestled to a no-contest as Dark Karnival came within a hair’s breadth of handing The Nightmares thir first defeat. This time around, both teams have vowed they will emerge victorious.
Also in action will be former ECW star Wild Billy Wilde, and the stars of FWF including The Funky White Boy, The Love Machines (Nicky Oceans & J.D. Smooth), Lumberjack Monroe, B. Fehrm, Ruff Ryder, and more.(For information, or to order tickets, call the FWF box office at (302) 420-7287)
Friday night April 23rd, NWS returns to Dunellen, NJ’s Knights of Columbus Hall (647 Grove Street, just off Route 28 at Washington Avenue, minutes from I-287), with a 7:45pm bell time.
Headlining this much-anticipated show will be a pair of former ECW and WWE TV superstars, hardcore icon and all-around insane warrior John “Balls” Mahoney and the lovely and equally devious Dawn Marie.
In addition, there will be not just one, but *TWO* tag-team grudge matches. In one matchup, NWS newcomer and Edison area favorite Jeff “Cannonball” Guererro teams up with the lovable and unpredicatble J.C. The Outpatient to challenge the dangerous duo of NWS Heavyweight Champion “Corrupted” Corey Havoc and Jack Spade. Last month in Edison, J.C. was teamed up with Havoc and Spade, but got fed up with their cheating tactics and turned the tables on his former teammates, who are now out for revenge.
But the matchup that has everyone talking is a rematch of the two finalists from February’s 2010 J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament in Woodbridge, as the tournament winners and undefeated 800+ pounders The Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu) take on the team who very nearly ended their undefeated streak, The Commandos (“The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans & “Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews). Have The Commandos figured out a winning strategy this time, or will The Nightmares continue to reign supreme over NWS?
Also on the bill will be other regional and local pro mat stars such as NWS Cruiserweight Champion Jumping Joey Janella, Robert Pigeon, “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smoothie, “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto, and much more.
Tickets are only $18 for adults and $16 for kids & seniors
Saturday night April 24th, NWS heads south to Atco, NJ for their annual show at The Assumption School (2122 Cooper Rd, just off U.S. Route 30 at Route 73), with a 7:35pm bell time.
Headlining this much-anticipated event will be a trio of former TV wrestling stars in former ECW and WWE diva Dawn Marie, former WWE Intercontinental & Tag-Team Champion and Hall-of-Famer “El Matador” Tito Santana, and the Philadelphia area’s favorite son and former WWE & WCW TV superstar “America’s Hero” The Patriot.
Also on the bill will be another duo from the Philadelphia area, the 2010 J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament champions and undefeated 800+ pound duo The Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu), who will be on the prowl for fresh meat (and it’s going to take more than a couple of Philly Cheesesteaks to satisfy their appetites!).
Joining them on the bill will be a Famous TV Wrestling Clown, The Commandos (“Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews & “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans), NWS Cruiserweight Champion Jumping Joey Janella, Philadelphia’s fighting warrior Devon Moore, “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smoothie, and guest manager Atco’s own Rocky Falco. Tickets are only $18 for adults, $15 kids & seniors.
Friday night April 30th, NWS debuts at the Morris Knolls High School Gym, 48 Knoll Drive in Denville, NJ (just off Franklin Avenue and U.S. Route 46, minutes from Interstate-80), with a 7:45pm bell time.
And what a debut show they have planned, as making a rare north Jersey appearance will be a former WWE TV superstar, the Native American Warrior Tatanka, war paint and feathers and all in the ring. And sharing the spotlight will be two other WWE alumni in former Intercontinental & Tag-Team Champion and Hall of Famer “El Matador” Tito Santana and “America’s Hero” The Patriot, plus the antics of The Famous TV Wrestling Clown.
In addition, plenty of regional and local pro mat stars will grace the ring in Denville including NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans, who will defend the title against former champion and former WWE developmental star Damian Adams, and another NWS title defense as Cruiserweight Champion Jumping Joey Janella puts the belt on the line in a Triple-Threat Match against two former champions, “Mr. Entertainment J.D. Smoothie and Mighty Mikey Pacifica. Plus appearances by The Mideast Bullies (Hasheem “Chemical” Ali & Saddam Insane), NWS Heavyweight Champion “Corrupted” Corey Havoc, and more. Tickets are only $20 for a limited set of golden reserved ringside seats, $18 for open ringside seats, and $16 for bleacher seats.
Saturday night May 1st, NWS returns to its most popular (and most-often sold out) Jersey Shore venue, the Brick, NJ Elks Lodge (2491 Hooper Avenue, just off Route 70 at the Brick Plaza, minutes from the Parkway), with a 7:35pm bell time.
Headlining NWS’ return to Brick will be no less than three former WWE TV superstars, in the form of Native American warrior Tatanka, the beautiful former WWE and ECW diva Dawn Marie, and the 7-foot-7 former Oddities member Giant Silva who, if he can avoid bumping his head on the low ceiling of the Elks Lodge, will take on no less than *FOUR* opponents in a match you will only see in NWS, a “Gulliver’s Travels” Match, where the four seemingly Lilliputian-sized opponents will try to pin Silva inside a giant fishnet.
Also on hand will be a Heels-Versus-Heels (that’s “bad guys” to you and me) tag-team challenge match as The Commandos (“Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews & “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans) take on The Original Baghdad Bullies (Hasheem “Chemical” Ali & “The Evil American Turncoat” T.N.T).
Also on the bill will be “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto” and NWS Cruiserweight Champion Jumping Joey Janella. And fans of ladies wrestling are in for a treat in Brick as WSU Spirit Champion Brittney Savage will defend her title against a yet-unnamed opponent.
All that and much more. Tickets are only $20 for adults and $18 for kids & seniors (and always sell out fast).
Sunday afternoon May 2nd, NWS heads down to link up with its Delaware affiliate Funkdafied Wrestling Federation for “FWF Funk-A-Mania VII” at New Castle, DE’s Nur Shrine Temple (190 South Dupont Highway, along U.S. Routes 13 and 40, minutes south of I-295 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge), with a 3:00pm bell time.
This event will feature former WWE star “El Matador” Tito Santana and former ECW star Wild Billy Wilde, plus the undefeated Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu), a Steel Cage Match for the vacant FWF Heavyweight Title, plus your favorite stars of FWF and NWS. (For information, or to order tickets, call the FWF box office at (302) 420-7287)
Friday night May 7th, NWS returns to one of its biggest venues, the Manville, NJ VFW Hall (600 Washington Avenue, just off South Main Street, minutes from Routes 22 and I-287), with a 7:45pm bell time.
And headlining this much-anticipated show will be a big man tag-team blowout main event as a pair of TV wrestling legends team up, in the form of former WWE superstar Rikishi and former ECW icon The Blue Meanie, to take on a pair of NWS combat veterans in The Commandos (“The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto & “Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews).
And in the tradition of Manville hosting many “firsts” in NWS, the fans will witness the first ever no-holds-barred Manville Street Fight between four of NWS’s toughest: Rich “Ice-Pick” Lowinski, Indian Warrior Draven, Jack Spade, and Baghdad Bullies member Hasheem “Chemical” Ali. What makes this a “first” is that the fans will supply the weapons that the wrestlers will use (only legal and non-lethal weapons, of course).
Also in action will be the undefeated 2010 J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament winners The Nigerian Nightmares (Maifi & Saifu), Philadelphia’s Trent Acid, and much more. Tickets are only $19 for adults and $17 for kids and seniors.
Saturday night May 8th, NWS makes its annual return to North Middletown, NJ’s St. Catherine’s Church Gym (5 Shore Acres Avenue, just off Route 36, minutes from the Parkway), with a 7:35pm bell time.
The main event that night will be a special tag-team challenge match that will not be finalized until the night of the show. In one corner will be a pair of TV wrestling legends teaming up, in the form of former WWE superstar Rikishi and former ECW icon The Blue Meanie. In the other corner will be one of two tag teams, either former ECW and WCW star Julio Dinero & former WWE developmental star Pat Buck, or the even more deadly 800+ pound undefeated Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu). Which team will it be? How will they decide? Stay tuned to find out!
Also thrilling the fans will be three NWS champions (and Bayshore area natives) battling in a Triple-Threat Ladders-Tables-And-Chairs Match, as NWS Heavyweight Champion “Corrupted” Corey Havoc, NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans, and NWS Cruiserweight Champion Jumping Joey Janella battle for supremacy, victory, and most importantly, sheer bragging rights. Also on the show will be an inter-gender tag-team match, and much more.Tickets are only $20 for ringside seats and $18 for bleacher seats.
Tickets for all shows are available by calling the NWS box office at (732) 888-1704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of ten or more.
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