Indy News Update #1 for September 1, 2011
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AWE sent this in:
Night of the Legends on Pay-Per-View
Kevin Nash, “Diamond” Dallas Page headline first AWE TV event
Awesome Wrestling Entertainment (AWE), a new professional wrestling entertainment company based in Waynesboro, Va., will debut its first pay-per-view TV event on Saturday, Oct. 15, live from the 5,000-seat Augusta Expo Center in Fishersville, Va.
AWE Night of the Legends will be broadcast into 120 million households in the United States and Canada via InDemand, Dish TV, DirecTV, AGTV and worldwide through AWEOnDemand.com.
The event will feature such world-renowned wrestling celebrities as Kevin Nash, “Diamond” Dallas Page, Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, The Rock-n-Roll Express, David Finlay and Tammy Sytch. More than 30 legendary grapplers will gather to renew historic rivalries for enthusiasts from around the world.
The card for the show will be announced on Monday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m.
“We are very excited that we have this opportunity to introduce our company and AWE brand to fans around the world,” AWE founder Marvin Ward said. “We are proving there is a mass following for our company and a huge demand for our product and brand of wrestling.”
The demand for the AWE product is evident in the presence that Awesome Wrestling Entertainment has on Facebook. The AWE Facebook page has grown to more than 100,000 fans in a short period of time and a steady growth daily of new followers.
“The support generated for AWE from fans around the world, without a major television outlet and weekly TV series to promote the product, is unheard off in this industry,” said Chris Graham, the director of marketing for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment.
Fans from 24 states and three foreign countries have purchased tickets to attend the live event. It was fan interest on Facebook and the AWE website that got the attention of pay-per-view providers, who see a tremendous opportunity with the AWE brand.
The explosion of interest in AWE is built around the real-life drama between Kevin Nash and Ricky Morton of the Rock-n-Roll Express, whose animosities dating back to their WCW days have made their way into mainstream media with interviews dating back 10 years. After signing the main-event match for Night of the Legends pitting Nash and his tag-team partner, Doug Gibson, against The Rock-n-Roll Express in June, AWE used Facebook and YouTube to draw fan interest in the match with a series of videos starring the participants.
“For a new company to generate this type of fan craze by using the power of the Internet via Facebook and Youtube has never been seen before in the history of professional wrestling,” Graham said.
“Wrestling fans are tired and burnt out on current wrestling programs seen on TV today. Weekly shows have drifted away from the rich tradition of old school wrestling that I grew up watching. You don’t get the feeling that it’s the good guy versus the bad guy or the believability that the opponents truly dislike each other with today’s wrestling. The real-life drama that two people dislike each other and really want to fight is what’s missing from wrestling. AWE will bring back to fans the tradition of professional wrestling that has been missing for such a long time,” Ward said.
CZW Wrestling sent this in:
MORE INTERNATION ACTION FOR SEPTEMBER 10!
The Chri$ Ca$h Memorial, ‘Down With The Sickness 2011’ returns Saturday, September 10 to The Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST in Philadelphia, PA with a 7:30 pm bell time.
CZW Ultraviolent Underground champion MASADA takes on BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight champion Ryuto Ito TITLE VS. TITLE! (See what MASADA has to say on CZW’s Official YouTube)
Japan’s Samauri TV will also be on-hand to film the action!
But that’s not the only International action fighting for gold! Before CZW heads to Europe, Team Fight Club Pro, Trent 7 and MK McKinnan, head from the UK to make their presence felt…as they take on Philly’s Most Wanted, Joker and BLK JEEZ, for CZW World Tag Team Titles!
CZW NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE!
BLK OUT (Alex Colon and Ruckus) will collide with THE RUNAWAYS (Joey Gacy and Ryan Slater) on September 10.
In the next 24 hours, visit CZW’s Official YouTube channel for tons of new promos, including messages from Danny Havoc and Mr. Tofiga as they prepare to battle at ‘Down With The Sickness 2011’!
CZW Heavyweight champion Devon Moore WILL be on-hand September 10.
* CZW Wired champion Jake Crist vs. Chrisjen Hayme!
* Latin Dragon vs. Alex Payne for ‘Wired TV’!
* CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Adam Cole’s open challenge to ANY previous CZW champion!
Tickets available now at the CZW Pro Shop. Show your support at the ‘Down With the Sickness 2011’ Facebook Event site!
NEW! CZW ‘TANGLED WEB 4’ ON DVD AND ON-DEMAND!
AVAILABLE NOW at HybridEnt.TV! CZW’s newest release – ‘Tangled Web 4’ on DVD and On-Demand streaming!
Check out the FULL HybridEnt.TV catalog! Watch online and order DVDs, including the latest from CZW – ‘Tangled Web 4’, ‘New Heights’, ‘Tournament of Death X’, & MUCH MORE!
CZW DEATHMATCH TOURNAMENT BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24 AT ‘PROJECT MAYHEM’ IN THE U.K.!
MORE INFORMATION LATER THIS WEEK, including the stipulation between DJ HYDE AND SAMI CALLIHAN!
As part of the British leg of the 2011 CZW World Tour, ‘Project Mayhem’ will feature a Two-Day Deathmatch Tournament to begin on Saturday, September 24 at Planet Nightclub, Westbury ST in Wolverhampton, WV1 1JD!
In addition to the tournament, an 8-Man Light Heavyweight Extravaganza will take place (names to be announced soon).
In the First Round of the Two-Day Deathmatch Tournament:
* Devon Moore vs. Clint Margura
* Finally, Sami Callihan will go one-on-one with DJ Hyde!
* Jimmy Havoc vs. Yoshihito Sasaki
* Danny Havoc vs. Yuko Miyamoto
Tickets available NOW at FightClubPro.com.