Indy News Update #2 for January 25, 2011
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WSU sent this in:
Women Superstars Uncensored Returns with the Fourth Anniversary Show on March 5th
WHAT: Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU)
WHEN: March 5th
WHERE: The ACE Arena
ADDRESS: 725 Sip Street, Union City, NJ
DOORS OPEN: 4PM
MEET & GREET 4PM-6PM
HALL OF FAME CEREMONY 6:15PM
TICKETS $20 in advance, $25 day of the event
THIS EVENT WILL BE ON IPPV ON GOFIGHTLIVE.TV. DETAILS TO COME!
Any Questions, please email BULLSMC@aol.com
Tickets are now available to pre-order at http://www.declarationofindependents.net/doi/pages/wsu351a.html
WSU, the leader in womens wrestling, will return on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 with our biggest show of the year, The Fourth Anniversary Show! Historically, the WSU Anniversary show is the biggest show on the WSU calendar and is the culmination of all the hard work of the hardest working women in wrestling.
As part of this huge event, WSU will be holding a special meet & greet from 4PM-6PM where you can meet the stars of WSU. This is your chance to spend time with the girls of WSU, get autographs, get pictures and have fun with the WSU roster.
While we may be celebrating our Four year birthday, we will also be inducting our third class into the WSU Hall of Fame. Joining Missy Hyatt, Malia Hosaka, Sherri Martel, Dawn Marie, Jazz & Molly Holly on 3/5/11 as members of the WSU Hall of Fame are:
Luna Vachon (to be inducted by Amy Lee), April Hunter (to be inducted by Nikki Roxx) & Ivory (to be inducted by Jazz.)
Both April Hunter & Ivory will be in the house to accept their awards in person!
The card for the Four Year Anniversary Show has been announced. Here is what you will see on 3/5:
WSU World Title Match
(c) Mercedes Martinez vs Serena
WSU Spirit Title Match
(c) Brittney Savage w/Rick Cataldo vs Sassy Stephanie
WSU Tag Team Title Match
(c) Belle Saints vs Amy Lee/Cindy Rogers vs Soul Sisters
Alicia vs Jazz
Jessicka Havok vs Rain
April Hunter & ??? vs The Boston Shore
Jennifer Cruz vs Jamilia Craft
Nikki Roxx vs Niya
Kristin Astara vs Allisyn Kay
Monique vs Brittney Force
ALSO: Alicia, who has a contract to challenge for any WSU Championship she wants, announced at our 1/22 “The Final Chapter” iPPV that she will be cashing in her contract at the anniversary show. All champions & challengers on 3/5 will have to worry about Alicia looking to win gold.
More stars will be announced for this event as well.
We will have complete match previews shortly.
Tickets are now on sale.
Fans can watch our 2nd iPPV “The Final Chapter” at this link:
For more on WSU, visit the following sites:
http://www.WSUWrestling.com home of WSU online
http://www.WSUVideo.com where you can buy WSU DVDs
http://www.Facebook.com/wsuwrestling (Updated daily with pictures, stories and more)
http://www.Inasectv.com/wsu – home of WSU’s “Uncensored” TV program.
Thank you for reading this press release & for your support of WSU.
Brady Hicks sent this in:
This week, two-time Super 8 tournament runner up–and former WWE developmental wrestler–Tommaso Ciampa steps IN THE ROOM to declare his candidacy as the first competitor announced for this year’s tournament.that. Plus Brady Hicks, Young John, and Kevin McElvaney break down Randy Savage’s chances of a WWE return, tackle Royal Rumble predictions, and start to get excited for Super 8. Check it out at thebradyhicks.com.
For a direct link to the show:
On the Value of the Super 8 Tournament Today:
The Super 8 seems to have been a vehicle for a lot of guys, to get them to bigger and better. I think it still has a lot of value. It’s done a lot for me, in terms of getting me exposure in some of the magazines, as well as getting me more bookings.
On Future Plans:
I would love to do the Super 8 every year in which I am capable. Jim Kettner–and that tournament–have done so much for my career. That first tournament, I was really just looking to get my name out there. When you go in there like I did in the second tournament with expectations, that makes it a lot harder. This year should be the hardest of all, but I’m hoping I can win. That’s clearly the goal every year … to win it. If I did win, I’d love to come back and defend it every year I can.
On Training in Ohio Valley Wrestling/Al Snow:
It was just great. I think in a lot of ways I wasn’t ready yet for some of the experiences I was getting. Al was great. He was really good at taking guys of different sizes and showing them how they should be acting in the ring. He taught them to do more on the fly. Simple stuff Al would test us with … I didn’t know how to do that stuff back then. Al is good though. That’s why he spent so much time with doing Tough Enough and in the WWE developmental system.
On What Tommaso Has Learned:
This past year has been really good. I’ve had some opportunities to work with Ring of Honor and Dragon Gate. Hopefully I can use some of that experience to bring an even better performance to Super 8 fans.
ECWA Announces Super 8 Change of Venue; 1st Super 8 Competitor Tommaso Ciampa
EAST COAST WRESTLING ASSOCIATION, Vorhees, New Jersey–For the past two years, Tommaso Ciampa has dedicated himself to winning the East Coast Wrestling Association’s annual Super 8 tournament. Unfortunately, with losses to Nick Logan (2008) and Austin “Consequences” Creed (2009), he has done nothing but come up short. This year … could a change of scenery to Vorhees, New Jersey be just the change needed to get him over the hump and land him the prestigious Super 8 trophy held by men such as Creed, “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels, Low-Ki, Davey Richards, and Jerry Lynn in years past? And, with that, could he follow Creed’s footsteps by parlaying a Super 8 win into a major-league contract with WWE (or TNA)?
For the first time in the fifteen-year history of Super 8, the tournament will NOT be taking place in Delaware. New ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia has made the call to shift the tournament to a new location–The Flyers Skate Zone in Vorhees, New Jersey–so the show can be more accessible to ADDITIONAL East Coast fans in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, while still being being close to Delaware. Either way, it will make this year’s Super 8 tournament more centrally located than ever before.
Little else is known right now about this year’s version of the tournament, which has–in years past–helped propel the careers of dozens of individuals into the spotlight of WWE, TNA, and ROH.
Despite this massive unknown, Ciampa is not afraid, and was quick to sign the dotted line and agree to be the first man to try his luck with this year’s field. On this week’s edition of IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks on thebradyhicks.com, Ciampa proudly proclaimed, “I’ve been around this sport for a lot of years, and I feel like this could be the year when it all finally starts to come together for me. Professionally, the last few years competing at Super 8 have been … disappointing to say the least. Still, I have to look at the competition and say ‘You know, I’ve been in it two years and made the finals both times. I must be doing something right. I’m just looking forward to 2011 being the year i can finally put it all together’.”
Could the 2011 Super 8 tournament in Vorhees, New Jersey be the venue when Project Ciampa FINALLY puts it all together and goes all the way? And if he does, how long could it really be before WWE, TNA, and/or ROH come calling with a full-time contract?
Tune in each week to the IN THE ROOM podcast on thebradyhicks.com, as a new member of the 2011 Super 8 class is announced. For more information on Super 8, keep checking back at ecwaprowrestling.com and thebradyhicks.com. For more information on Tommaso Ciampa, please visit youtube.com/projectciampa (includes matches and promos), facebook.com/tommasociampa, and myspace.com/tommasowrestling.
Weight: 199 lbs
Hails From: Fighting out of Total Performance Sports (TPS) of Everett, MA
Years Pro: 6
Feuds: Spike Dudley, Jason Blade, Brian Milonas
Trained By: Killer Kowalski, Mike Hollow, Al Snow, Harley Race
Style of Wrestling: Hard-hitting intensity with a mix of submission wrestling
Finishers: Project Ciampa (power-bomb into lung blower); Modified cloverleaf submission
Titles Held: TRP Heavyweight Championship; CW Heavyweight Championship and New England Championship; MWF Television Championship; OVW Tag Championship (manager); UFO Cruiserweight Championship
Federations Worked For: WWE; OVW; ROH; DG-USA; CW; ECWA; TRP; WLW; NEW; MWF; MCW; CZW
Inspirations: “All the men and women who have paved the way and allowed me to follow my childhood dreams.”
Aspirations: “Third time is the charm – win the 2011 Super 8! I would also love the opportunity to wrestle overseas.”
Thanks for supporting the In the Room podcast on thebradyhicks.com. To leave a message for the show, you can e-mail us at email@example.com or call (206) 337-1031. And while you’re at the site, be sure to check out great interviews with AJ Styles (8/9/10), Kurt Angle (10/8/10), Serena Deeb (11/8/10), Madison Rayne (6/8/10), and Kevin Thorn (10/25/10).
Brady Hicks has been writing about wrestling for more than 15 years, for Web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is a contributing writer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated and is also the host of his acclaimed weekly podcast – In the Room.