Indy News Update #1 for June 24, 2010
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William Hatfield sent this in:

The Eternal Crown Jewel Jimmy Rave is now on The Wrestling Hotseat at http://www.myvirtualbc.com !

Whether it was NWA Wildside, Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate, or Total Nonstop Action, one thing is certain, Jimmy Rave is one of the best heels in the business hands down. Join me for a completely candid and honest interview with Jimmy Rave as we discuss his wrestling history, thoughts on the business and much more in this One Hour and Fifteen Minute interview! Jimmy Rave holds nothing back and gives his honest opinion on many topics including:

The positive vibe of the locker rooms he’s been in and how building camaraderie amongst his contemporaries has lead to better shows…

Thoughts on Jason Cross, AJ Styles, & more…

Almost quitting wrestling all together and what brought him back from his depression and back to the top…

Thoughts on fans, locker room etiquette (excellent story about a young dumb wrestler who did a really stupid thing), and much more!

A complete run down of his thoughts on his TNA runs, the team of the Rock N Rave Infection and how it all came together and ultimately lead to it’s demise…

What he learned from working with Stevie Richards, Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, Sal Rinauro, & Davey Richards

Thoughts on the promotions he’s wrestled for and the moments and feuds that stand out the most…

Thoughts on NWA Anarchy stars Mikal Judas, Iceberg, Ace Rockwell, Jeff G. Bailey and many many more!

His thoughts on the tragic passing of his friend and long time rival Trent Acid..

What the future holds for Jimmy Rave & Rampage Pro Wrestling as well as a Georgia return for The AMERICAN DRAGON BRYAN DANIELSON on July 31st at the RPW Show!!…

and Much More!

Having been such a hated persona in wrestling, it’s truly amazing to hear how genuine and inspirational the real Jimmy Rave is. He speaks about so much in this free audio interview, if you are a fan, you’ll love it and if you’re not that familiar with Jimmy Rave, you’ll soon learn why he’s such a hot commodity in the wrestling business and one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of quality wrestling in the state of Georgia.

You can listen to the interview at http://www.myvirtualbc.com/wrestlinghotseat.htm via streaming flash player or mp3 download for free at

http://www.myvirtualbc.com/audiointerviews/jimmyrave.mp3

Learn more about Jimmy Rave, Rampage Wrestling and upcoming shows in your area at http://www.rampageprowrestling.net with television tapings the first and third Saturday every month at Johnny G’s in Warner Robbins, Georgia. Plus the debut of American Dragon Bryan Danielson at the July 31st show! Also don’t forget to hit up Jimmy on Face Book just look for Jimmy Rave and Pro Wrestling Live!

For Booking Information contact Bill Behrens at http://www.sbibookings.com

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John Thorne sent this in:

AIW Presents “Absolution 5”
Sunday Night June 27th
live from the West Park Party Center
3556 West 130th Street
Cleveland,Ohio
Doors at 6:30pm 7:00pm Bell time

All tickets just $10 and available online at www.Aiwrestling.com

*Main Event For The Absolute Championship*
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson v.s ???

*For The Vacant Absolute Championship 8 months in the making!*
Facade v.s Tommy Mercer v.s Sterling James Keenan v.s Johnny Gargano

*First Time Ever*
ROH World Champion Tyler Black v.s Chuck Taylor

*No Ropes Barbed Wire*
Alpha Beta Duke & John Thorne v.s Lamont Williams,Josh Emanual,and Randy Smith

*Intense Division Title Match
*Chris Dickinson(C) v.s Shiima Xion

Also Appearing: Richochet,Greg Iron,Da Latin Crime Syndicate,Aeroform,The Young Studs,Hailey Hatred,Jefferson Saint,The Olsen Twins,Colin Delaney,Pinkie Sanchez,Marion Fontaine,Team Beyond,Johnny Mangue,Justin Lee,Hobo Joe,Dave The Potato,and more!!

*Absolute Intense Wrestling Presents “Absolution 5″*

*Sunday, June 27^th , 2010. Immediately following CHIKARA’s presentation of “Faded Scars and Lines.”*

*West Park Party Center, 3556 West 130^th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44111.*

*Tickets can be purchased in advance at **www.aiwrestling.com* *.*

*All seats are only $10 in advance, $15 day of show.*

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*CHIKARA Presents “Faded Scars and Lines”*

*Sunday, June 27^th , 2010. 2:30 PM doors, 3:00 PM bell time.*

*West Park Party Center, 3556 West 130^th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44111.*

*Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.chikarapro.com.*

*All seats are $20.*

*Absolute Intense Wrestling Presents “Absolution 5″*

*Sunday, June 27^th , 2010. Immediately following CHIKARA’s presentation of “Faded Scars and Lines.”*

*West Park Party Center, 3556 West 130^th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44111.*

*Tickets can be purchased in advance at **www.aiwrestling.com* *.*

*All seats are only $10 in advance, $15 day of show.*

* *

*CHIKARA Presents “Faded Scars and Lines”*

*Sunday, June 27^th , 2010. 2:30 PM doors, 3:00 PM bell time.*

*West Park Party Center, 3556 West 130^th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44111.*

*Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.chikarapro.com.*

*All seats are $20.*


James Morgan sent this in:

Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation results for Friday 6-18-10 at the TIWF BattleZone Arena McKenzie, TN.

The Assassin def. Hostile Brian Michaels

Jett def. The Convict

Black Widow def. BB def. Million Dollar Baby in a triple theat match

Knockout Kid def. Brian Bump

Hero Killers def. Shannon Lee & Sugar Shane

***************************************************************************Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation results for Saturday 6-19-10 at the TIWF Showplex Arena Trenton, TN.

Lawman Williams def. Brian Bump

Blaze def. Hostile Brian Michaels

PK Ripper & Shannon Lee def. T-Payne & the Convict

Sugar Shane def. Devon Day© in a non-title match

Way Cool def. Kilo© to win the TIWF Regional Heavyweight Title

Asylum© def. Chico Mendoza/Knockout Kid

• Notes:

* Announcers: Hotrod and Wildside
• TIWF every Friday night in Mckenzie, Tn. @ BattleZone Arena 12895 Hwy 79 Mckenzie, Tn.
• TIWF every Saturday night in Trenton, Tn. @ Showplex Arena 405 W.1st St. Trenton, Tn.
http://www.tiwf.org
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PTW sent this in:

Breaking News : Power Trip Wrestling talent to go to the USA, in September 2010….

PRESS RELEASE : Monday 21st June 2010

The rumours that have started to swirl, are in fact, both truth and reality. Power Trip Wrestling have been in negotiations with John Rambo’s NWL/HoPWF in America, which has been running shows since 1988, and is Maryland’s longest running independent wrestling promotion; and it’s now time to announce the details.

Three selected PTW wrestlers will be making their way to Hagerstown, MD, on September 1st 2010, and will be arriving at the NWL’s SPWTC/HOUSE of
PAIN and the NWL/HoPWF; and staying for the entire month.

This means PTW will be represented in this year’s NWL/HoPWF “Lord Of The Rings / Neil Superior Memorial Cup 6” event at the Civic Center in Ranson, WV, on September 18th 2010, as well.

PTW’s Petey Staniforth, and NWL’s John Rambo, are very proud to announce that this will be a permanent working arrangement that will see talent from both sides, go over exclusively to wrestle for each promotion; which is a wonderful amount of exposure for the wrestlers involved, and an incredible opportunity for all involved to be a part of.

From the PTW Office, when reached for a quote, Petey Staniforth replied “I’m very proud and happy to announce this, and to be working with John Rambo. PTW may well be Luton, Bedfordshire born and bred; but it’s an attitude and work ethic that can travel anywhere. PTW are known as ‘The Promotion The Competition Doesn’t Want You To See’, and I stand here today with a big smile on my face; because I know that now, thanks to this association with John and the NWL, the world will now be seeing Power Trip Wrestling’s wrestling talent”.


AWF Australia sent this in:

AUSTRALASIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION TV PRESS RELEASE

“THIS IS AWF WRESTLING” TELEVISION SHOW SET TO AIR TUESDAY’S AT 7:00 PM, WITH REPLAY SATURDAY AT 9:30 AM, ON AURORA COMMUNITY CHANNEL, CHANNEL 183 ON THE FOXTEL / AUSTAR PAY TV NETWORK FROM 17 AUGUST, 2010.

Australasian Wrestling Federation (AWF) is excited to bring Australian fans the chance to view its brand of professional wrestling as a weekly half hour broadcast starting Tuesday 17 August on Aurora Community Channel.

Presenting professional wrestling utilizing a mix of the premier local and international talents, AWF has operated live events in Australia since 1999, and looks forward to broadening its fan base and introducing more supporters to the AWF product via the “This Is AWF Wrestling” television show.
Wrestling has been popular in Australia for many years, with US companies being who most current Australian fans associate with when they think of professional wrestling. With the national platform the new “This Is AWF Wrestling” television show offers, AWF is looking to solidify itself in Australian culture as the name wrestling fans associate with local wrestling, and provide a TV product fans can be proud to say they watch and support.
AWF urges all to tune in to our show and see that we have some fantastic home grown talent and a live show right in our own country that is world class and demands local fans attention.

AWF aims to be “Your Local Fed” and will cater directly to its Australian fans with segments on the weekly show featuring upcoming live events and happenings, competitions, and quality wrestling bouts featuring Australian and International stars. Fans will also be able to see these AWF talents perform regularly at live events in cities around Australia.

The TV show itself will be hosted by 6 times Australasian Champion TNT who made these comments about the content of the upcoming weekly program: “Throughout my 15 years of wrestling, I have noticed that Australian audiences want skillful, fast paced, hard hitting and exciting pro-wrestling action. This is exactly what AWF will deliver in its weekly show. It will be action packed, it will feature the best local and free agent international talent, it will be fun, and it will be for our local region. AWF will try not to insult your intelligence like many US based wrestling shows constantly do, or bore you with long interviews or even embarrass you with ridiculous storylines. We will present wrestling as something athletic, skillful and fun that you will be interested to watch and share with friends. Join us every week to see the new stars of wrestling evolve before your eyes. This will be a show to follow weekly, that will connect audiences with the AWF scene, and we are very excited about the prospects the program brings.”

The AWF TV program will give many Australasian based wrestlers their first national television exposure, showcasing these hot talents to a wider fan base than ever before. Viewers will be able to follow AWF Wrestlers battling for the four Championship Titles that all competitors are striving to win. They are the open divisions of the Australasian Championship, the Commonwealth Championship, and the Tag Team Championships, along with the under 25 year’s Young Lion’s Championship.

The first episodes of “This Is AWF Wrestling” will introduce you to our current Champions and will let audiences get a feel for the competition. Over the weeks of season one, viewers will become familiar with the talents of fan favourites such as Powerhouse Theo, Iron Jay Coles, TNT, Mark Hilton and Blakestone, plus will see the underhanded tactics of Massive Q, Il Cognito and KrackerJak. Rising “Young Lion’s” such as “Mint Condition” Mick Moretti and Tama Williams will also be given the opportunity to shine, as will the women of the AWF such as Mighty Mel and Bombshell Bo, plus in addition we will see the feuds of factions such as “The Detonation Crew” and “The Freakshow” intensify.
“The quality of athlete in AWF is tremendous, with the skills required to be part of our group being the highest at any time in Australia’s history. The action you will see is world class” TNT commented. “Some Australian fans may have been to other local shows and had a bad experience. AWF aims to reverse these bad impressions and urges fans to support us and build a progressive wrestling community here in Australia.”
AWF is a family-oriented business that attracts fans in all age categories, and unlike a lot of professional sports today, is affordable to the average family as a live event experience, and now that we’re on national TV it’s a lot more accessible. So watch and make “This Is AWF Wrestling” must see TV each and every week, and be sure to support and get involved with AWF Wrestling- Your Local Fed!”

Aurora Community Channel will bring the Australasian Wrestling Federation’s “This Is AWF Wrestling” program to potentially almost 6 million viewers, with the show being available to all digital TV subscribers on the basic tier in Australia.

“This level of exposure brings us a great opportunity to build on a developing national interest, and potentially turn local wrestling into a larger part of the Australian culture again. In the seventies World Championship Wrestling was an institution in Australia. In the 80’s to the current, Australian television screens have been dominated by US based promotions. AWF aims to re-capture the hearts and imagination of Australian fans and grow the sport of wrestling in Australia. It would be great if Australia could support these talented fighting athletes so we can have our own home grown institution once again.”

So Australia, “Get Ready, Things Are About To Get Heavy”, “This Is AWF Wrestling” is coming!

For full promotional information and up to date show details visit the AWF Website at www.awfwrestling.com.au