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AS I SEE IT 11/28

AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

We are now in the Holidays...with Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year on their way.

As I ask each year, please e-mail any announcements about scheduled Holiday charitable-themed (fund-raisers for clothes, food pantries or Toys for Toys) wrestling or MMA events to bobmagee1@hotmail.com or my other e-mail address bobmagee856@gmail.com.

This Saturday is Cage 0f Death 13, the tenth Cage of Death held at the Asylum (ECW) Arena. CZW had held its two previous Cage of Death events in New Jersey, but realized it needed a larger venue for the 2001 edition, and thus came to the ECW Arena. They needed a bigger venue, all right, but had no idea how much bigger. The Arena was sold out with fans actually turned away at what became the biggest show in CZW history. Since 2005, Cage of Death has become CZW's supershow to end each year. Since 2005, the promotion has given back to the Philadelphia community with holding the annual Toys for Tots drive at each Cage of Death show. It seems ironic that the promotion that takes heat for its violent style; is the one promotion in Philadelphia which has enthusiastically welcomed Toys for Tots for this long, a fact that isn't always noticed the the average wrestling fan. CHIKARA Pro Wrestling has joined in the last two years, with two collections this years, including this Friday's JOSHIMANIA (see below).

For those attending, please take the time to stop somewhere this week and pick up a new unwrapped toy to bring to JOSHIMANIA and the Cage of Death Saturday events, the (Japanese) Indie Summit in the afternoon, and Cage of Death 13 as the nightcap.

As a matter of public information, WAR Wrestling, which held the Fansgiving event this past Saturday had to tolerate a complaint filed by a rival promoter with the Ohio State Athletic Commission. Suddenly, an state-issued permit was required, thus taking $100 out of the proceeds that the event's beneficiaries, Unleashed Youth Ministries and the West Ohio Food Bank, could use to feed hungry families in northwestern Ohio. Perhaps you'd like to let the Ohio Commission what you think of them playing Scrooge.

Feel free to e-mail Bernie Procato at bernie.profato@aco.ohio.gov, Judy McCarty, Secretary at judy.mccarty@aco.ohio.gov, and Marilynne Houy, Account Clerk at marilynne.houy@aco.ohio.gov. You can also write to the Ohio State Athletic Commission at 242 Federal Plaza West, Suite 405, Youngstown, OH 44503, call them at (330) 797-2556 or fax them at (330) 797-2559.

Now, onto the events scheduled...

Across the Atlantic, the UK's Power Trip Wrestling presents "Keep The Faith" this Wednesday, November 30 at the Stopsley Working Men's Club, Luton, LU2 8HG in a A fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Doors open 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm Tickets are just £5 each. Reserve tickets now by ringing 07594 304455.

Matches Announced :

The Main Event will see: PTW World Champion Tommy Martins has clearly upset the management, and now has to face three opponents of P.T. Player's choicein a gauntlet match - and only the PTW World Title is on the line! First Tommy Martins will have to face off against his close friend 'Essex Boi' Danny Jonez, then a mystery opponent, and then 'South African Superstar' Zizou Middoux! Will Tommy Martins be able to defy the odds against him in this gauntlet match, devised by the evil 'Inked Up Icon' P.T. Player?!

* PTW World Champion 'South African Superstar' Zizou Middoux w/P.T. Player vs. 'High Stakes' Tommy Martins vs vs mystery opponent vs 'Essex Boi' Danny Jonez

* Triple Threat 'Cruiserweight Chaos' Match :
Lewy 'Ripper' Paradise vs. Steve Omega vs. Alex Young

* Tag Team Match :
'The Business' - Anton Green & Gabriel Myers vs. Arashi & Stevie James

* Singles Match :
Wolf vs. Psycho Steve

* A 10 man 'over the top rope' Battle Royal, featuring Luton based PTW wrestlers CJ Gunner, and Steven Devine!

* More matches to be announced, with appearances from PTW stars such as 'Teetotal' Thomas Stevens, Mason Storm, Jordan E, Big Daddy Dom, and more!
Power Trip Wrestling - "Because it's sport.....AND entertainment!"

On December 2, Showcase Pro Wrestling present a Toys for Tots Fundraiser (bring unwrapped toy and free receive ticket to December 30th Woonsocket Event) on December 2nd at the SPW Arena and Store, located at 126 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI with a 7:47 pm belltime. (No DQ Match) The Widowmake Eric Shredd vs Nicholas Night, Benny Blanco's Open Book Challenge, for the Showcase Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Champion Barricade vs. "Mr. Nice" Mike Nice, and Cargill Vinton vs "The Punisher" Don Vega (winner faces Champion the next night at the Attleboro Moose Lodge). Also Featuring "The Samoan Destroyer" Keanu, Monster Mack and Trainee #1, Dan Cama, Kuma with Johnny Ray Justice. This is an all age events. All Tickets $12 Handicapped Accessible.

The first independent or mainstream wrestling promotion in the Delaware Valley to do Toys for Tots collections was United Wrestling Coalition, which has been performing family style independent professional wrestling events for 15 years. They have become known for their annual Toys for Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive, held annually at Burlington County College. In fact, December 3rd will feature their 15th annual event! The December 3rd Toys for Tots event is FREE, when fans bring and donate a new unwrapped toy. For more information, contact Lois Thomas at 609-792-9328

The first independent or mainstream wrestling promotion in the Delaware Valley to do Toys for Tots collections was United Wrestling Coalition, which has been performing family style independent professional wrestling events for 15 years. They have become known for their annual Toys for Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive, held annually at Burlington County College. In fact, December 3rd will feature their 15th annual event! The December 3rd Toys for Tots event is FREE, when fans bring and donate a new unwrapped toy. For more information, contact Lois Thomas at 609-792-9328

The Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia will be busy this year, with two more Toys for Tots events. Arena management, as they have for the last seven years, has offered to have the collections done at more events during the Holiday season than in the past.



Collections will be features at the CHIKARA Joshi Mania show on December 2, featuring Joshi legends Aja Kong and Manami Toyota, as well as talent from Japanese women's promotions Osaka Women's Pro, JWP, Sendai Girls, WAVE and Union Pro.



Then, just hours later, on Saturday, December 3, not only will CZW host its biggest event this year, "Cage of Death 13" at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, but it will be a double header with Japanese promotions K-Dojo, DDT, Freedoms, and BJW! The Indie Wrestling Summit kicking off the day at 1PM.

Here's the current card...

Shattered Dreams Death Match
BJW's Jaki Numazawa & FREEDOM's Jun Kasai vs. BJW's Ryuji Ito & CZW's Danny Havoc


Dick Togo vs. Kudo


FREEDOMS' Kamui & CZW's Devon Moore vs. CZW's Philly's Most Wanted

DDT's Danshoku Dieno vs. CZW owner DJ Hyde


Sami Callihan vs. Yoshihito Sasaki

FREEDOMS' Takashi Sasaki & K-Dojo's Kengo Mashimo vs. Drake Younger & MASADA

Then at 7:30 pm, it's Cage of Death 13 with the following matches scheduled:

CZW World Heavyweight Championship - Cage of Death 13
'NOTORIOUS' DEVON MOORE defends against MASADA and SCOTTY VORTEKZ and the returning 'THE EGO' ROBERT ANTHONY

CZW World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
AR Fox vs. winner of Callihan-Sasaki

Challenge Answered
PHILLY'S MOST WANTED (JOKER & BLK JEEZ) vs. 'NOTORIOUS 187' HOMICIDE & EDDIE KINGSTON

The Trial Continues...
'DEATHMATCH DRUNKARD' DANNY HAVOC vs 'THE BULLDOZER' MATT TREMONT

GE picks the stip!
D.J. HYDE vs. GREG EXCELLENT

Brother vs Brother
CZW Wired TV Champion JAKE CRIST vs. DAVE CRIST

Six-Man Scramble to name a #1 Contender to the CZW World Heavyweight Title featuring Alex Payne, Drew Gulak, Derek Frazier, tHURTeen, and Ryan McBride

Drake Younger vs. Rory Mondo

2/3 Falls, Intergender Tables Match
BLK OUT plus Chrissy Rivera vs. The Runaways and Kimber Lee


Wrestling Bus Trips will present their annual pilgrimage to CZW's big day, picking up at the following times and locations:

10:00 AM White Castle parking lot (89-03 57th Avenue) in Elmhurst, NY - one block walk from Queens Center Mall.
10:30 AM The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street and 8th Avenue) in Manhattan, NY - one block walk from Madison Square Garden/Penn Station; one subway stop from Times Square.
11:15 AM The Rahway Recreation Center (275 East Milton Avenue) in Rahway, NJ

The price of the trip will be $130, which includes tickets to both events, round trip transportation, a tip for driver, a special exclusive event in between shows and more to be announced. The cost increase is due to the amount of hours needed for the bus due to the early bell time of the first event and its pre-show meet and greet.
For more details, email WrestlingBusTrip@gmail.com

For attending the events organized this year, we ask that you please bring an unwrapped toy to the Asylum Arena; and donate it to the Toys or Tots program, who will have collection bins at the entrance of the Arena. The mission and goal of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Though a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope is delivered to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Delaware's Dynamite Championship Wrestling presents "Tables, Ladders, and Toys for Tots" on December 3 at the Farmington Fire House, in Farmington, DE; sponsored by Harro Athletics and Farmington Fire Department with a 6:00 pm belltime. The show wil lfeature 2 ladder matches and 2 tables matches. Tickets arev on sale now $10 advance/$15 at the door with a toy donation. Local toy drop off locations will be announced. Call 302-331-5408 for your advance tickets today. For more information, visit DCW online at http://dcwprowrestling.com.

On December 4, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood will be teaming with the United States Marine Corps and their Toys for Tots program. The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the months leading up to Christmas and distribute those toys as gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. "We're happy to be working with the Marines this year on the Toys for Tots program. Our fans have never let us down when we've asked them for help and we anticipate hundreds of new, unwrapped toys to be collected at the Glendale Studios on the 4th," said NWA Producer Rod Dovlin. Coinciding with the Toys for Tots drive is the monthly NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood/KDOC-TV taping. This event has a 3:00PM bell time and will be open to the public absolutely free! A full card will be released in the coming days. Tickets will be available at the door and guests will be seated on a "first-come, first-served" basis. The Glendale Studios is located at 1239 South Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA.

Chicago's Chicago Style Wrestling will do its Toys for Tots show on December 9th at the Pyramid Club, 236 West Lake Street, Addison, IL (doors open 7:00pm/8:00 pm belltime). Admission is one unwrapped toy.

Zero1 Pro Wrestling USA Brew City returns on Friday, December 9 with "Headlock For Hunger" at the Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92 St. in West Allis, WI. Bell time is 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $15. There will be baskets at the front door for Food For Families with St. Aloysius Parish in West Allis. This is the time of year where unfortunate families are in need through these struggling times. See it in your heart to help them. Please bring a non-perishable food item for those in need for the Holidays. Featured match is a Zero1 Pro Wrestling USA Midwest Championship match with "King of Old School" Steve Corino (C) vs.- Cadillac" Nick Colucci. Go to http://www.brewcitywrestling1.com for more information.

Delaware's Power Pro Wrestling, who presents Over The Top For Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 10 at the Ellendale Fire Department Hall in Ellendale, DE with a 7:00 pm belltime, featuring Shane Douglas and the Briscoe Brothers.

Championship Wrestling Overload will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on December 10, for a Toys for Tots fundraiser. Advertised: Joel Deaton & Terry Lawler vs. the Beautiful Bald Sensations (Michael Hirsch & Zac Edwards, w/ Destiny Destruction); and Power Trip (Swole & Chris Nelms, w/ CWO owner KSL) vs. Team CWO (Twisted & Fatality, w/ Tony Taylor) in a match for control of CWO, with Melissa Brown as referee. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12, $4 college student with college ID, and free for children under 6 with a paid adult. Bring in a new unwrapped toy and receive $2 off an adult ticket. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (706) 816-9630.

The North Georgia Wrestling Alliance will be at the Buffington Elementary School Gym in Canton, GA, on December 10, for Toys for Tots. Advertised: Marko Polo vs. Shane Marx, with the winner challenging Leatherface for the NGWA Championship in the main event; Pandora vs. Tiffany Roxx; plus Chip Day, Mason, Brian Lawler, the Vandal, Brian Blaze, De La Vega, Geeter, Shanon Dumass, Lobo, the Washington Bullets, and more. Tickets are $7 adult and $3 children under 7. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 8:00. Bring in a new unwrapped toy that will go to the children of Cherokee County. For more information, call (678) 749-0766.

South Carolina Wrestling holds a Toys for Tots event on December 10 at the Little River Multicultural Complex 415 Riley Road North, Hodges, SC.

Christian Premier Wrestling is working with Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to the area's needy children. To donate new toys, drop them off at either Chicken Run in Jackson, GA, or at the Sardis Baptist Church in McDonough, GA. Please wrap the gifts and mark the following on the gift: Boy or Girl and age (infant-5 years old or 6-9 years old or 10-12 years old).

North American Wrestling will hold NAW Season''s Beatings in Fresno, CA at the Fresno Super Mall, 1050 W. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA on Saturday, December 17 (3:00 pm belltime). For information, go to North American Wrestling's Facebook page.

Until next time...

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