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'Georgia Wrestling History' for May 24, GWA/WAR, EPW, NECW, & AIW
On Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 5:36 PM EST GEORGIA WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 05/24/2008
Susan Adams, formerly known as Pebbles when she worked as a valet for Chick Donovan, died around 4:30 PM Friday afternoon. Adams was also once married to Donovan. She had been ill for some time, and had come off life support about a week ago. No plans for services have been determined at this time. GWH passes its condolences to friends and family. (Rich Tate)
World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Taco John’s Event Center in Cheyenne, WY, tonight. WWE results from Plaza De Toros Santa Maria in Queretaro, Mexico, on May 22: Super Crazy over Paul Burchill; Mickie James & Maryse over Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea; Trevor Murdoch over Charlie Haas; Mr. Kennedy over Snitsky with Mick Foley as special referee; Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly over Brian Kendrick & Paul London; Jeff Hardy over Carlito; Shawn Michaels over Chris Jericho; John Cena over JBL; and Triple H over Umaga. (Rich Tate)
The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance presents “Stars and Stripes Forever” tonight in Milledgeville, GA, at the Centennial Center. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Veterans of all branches of U.S. Military will be admitted free. (Rich Tate)
All-Star Wrestling Network makes its return to the Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA, tonight. The main event will be the first cage match in AWN history as Iceberg takes on both members of Bad Company, Danny Horne and DL Norris. Also the AWN tag team champions, The Dark Rebel and Ash will be in action. Others in action will be Damien, Damenchia, The Underfaker, Chick Donovan, Shawn Hunter, Will Allen, Loco Motive, Scotty Carmichael, Iron Will, Conner Cruze, Brokishi, Tommy 2 Much, Simon Sermon, Paul Warfield, The Marvelous Ones, the Slaughter Pit and many more. Bell time is 8pm with doors opening at 7:30. Admission is $8 ringside, $6 general, $5 for Military and Seniors, $4 Kids ages 7-14 and free for kids 6 and under. (Brian Slack)
Down South Hardcore Wrestling returns to the Howard Coffin Park Gymnasium in Brunswick, GA, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is 7:15. Tickets are $8. Advertised: "The Truth" Dallas Riley defends the DSHW United States Championship against "The Hot One" Lance Alonte. (Thomas Bugg)
Tonight New Generation Wrestling will be in Anderson, SC, at the Fusion Warehouse. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane), The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Buff Bagwell, the Barbarian, Manny Fernandez, "Mulkeymania" Randy and Bill Mulkey, Mr. #1 George South, and a special appearance by NWA & Mid-Atlantic Wrestling legend Ole Anderson. For more info, call 864-508-2986 or e-mail email@example.com. (Larry Goodman)
The New Frontier Wrestling Association returns to the National Guard Armory in Franklin, NC, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: Brokishi defends the NFWA Heavyweight Title against Tommy Too Much; Dirty defends the NFWA US Heavyweight Title against Talon Williams; the A-Team (Jamar Acid & Dark Angel) defend the NFWA Tag Team Title against the Heavenly Bodies (Eddie Golden & K.C. Thunder), with Dawn Renae; Sci-Fi versus Simon Sermon, with Mr. Tibbs and Sebastian St. Clair; Randy Wayne versus Stoney Hooker; Danny Diesel, Anthony Henry & Cornbread versus the Saturday Night Sensation (Matt Sells, Ryan Michaels & Nigel Sherrod); Mike McCloud & B.J. Hancock versus the Kamikazes (K.T. Hamill & Korrupt); and Billy Starr versus Backdraft, with Damon Studd. Also appearing will be the Bounty Hunter, NFWA Commissioner Jay Hartigan, Jen Holbrook, and Ronda Lawrence. Referees scheduled are Michael Gentry and Dee Byers. (Rich Tate)
NWA Southern Pro Wrestling will be at Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 5-12, and kids under 5 get in free. Tickets are available at the Tomahawk Hotel. Advertised: NWA Continental Championship, Damien Wayne (c) vs. Mike Booth. Also scheduled for action: The Geordie Bulldogs, Brandon Day, Rex Sterling, Xsiris, Kameo, Q-Sic, and The Old School Empire. (Thomas Bugg)
The Allied Independent Wrestling Federations presents Pure Pro Wrestling tonight at the Wentworth, NC, National Guard Armory. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advertised: a 30-man over the top "Seal the Deal" Rumble with the winner receiving a shot at the AIWF Heavyweight Championship at Deal with the Steel, including AIWF Tag Team Champions Lance and Harlem Bravado, "The 1st" Ric Converse, Jason Blade, AIWF Television/Cyberzone Champion Louis Moore, "Simply" Steve Green, Chris Severn, "The Gate City Sinner" Trent Wylde, Robbie Stanley, Kamikaze Kid, UNOD, Donnie Dollar and more to be announced. AIWF Heavyweight Championship: Best of 3 falls, Justin Flash (C) vs. "Handsome" Jimi Love, AIWF Tag Team Championship: Extended 30 Minute time Limit, The Bravado Brothers (C) vs. UNOD. (Thomas Bugg)
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Nightclub in New Port Richey, FL, on May 27. Admission is $7, and bell time is 8:30 PM. Advertised: the Empire defends the FCW Tag Team Title against Charles Evans & Vic Adams; Jake Hager defends the FCW Heavyweight Title against Brad Allen; Tyrone Jones versus Afa; Nicole Bella versus Roucka, with Taryn Terrell as special referee; Shawn Spears versus T.J. Wilson; Jay Bradley & Mondo versus the Puerto Rican Nightmares, with Miss Angela; Matt Sydal versus Sinn Bowdee; Heath Miller & Jack Gabriel versus Greg Jackson & Lupe Martinez; Kevin Kiley versus Black Pain, with Bryan Kelly; Andrew Vein & Kafu versus Colt Cabana & Atlas DaBone; and Mike Kruell versus Mr. Yamamoto. (Rich Tate)
DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.
Trent Van Drisse and Tommy Stewart will provide reviews and opinions of this weekend’s NWA Main Event and Showtime All-Star Wrestling television programs on Jerkin' the Curtain on May 26 at 11:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Doug Somers on its show on May 27 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
Today in Memoriam: Don McDonald (57, 1952), Tom Casey (1985), and Bill Helm (55, 2001)
MAY 24, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (L.C. Warren – Promoter) > Charley Lehman defeated Jim Hesslyn > Marin Plestina defeated John Podubney at 37:00
MAY 24, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Wesley Brownlee > Dan Kellenger versus Chippewa Charlie > Ted Sarris versus Fred Lassiter / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 24, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bob Anderson versus Gorilla Powell > Otto Heinman versus Ghafoor Khan > Sammy Miller versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 24, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus Joe Ferona > Jack Bloomfield defeated Paddy Nolan > Women’s Match: Joan Rogers defeated Bobbie DeWitt / Notes: Don Rainey and Joe Ferona were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
MAY 24, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter and Jack Hader wrestled to a draw > Kay Bell defeated Jack LaRue > Dick Lever & Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey & Joe Kirkland > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated George Koverly / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.
MAY 24, 1949 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Man versus Animal Match: Mr. X versus Ginger the Bear > Lester Welch versus Rex Mobley > Don McIntyre versus Lozano Martinez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 24, 1952 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doran O’Hara defeated Jack McDonald > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Al Massey* defeated Kola Kwariani > Angelo Martinelli & Argentina Rocca defeated Danny & Wally Dusek / Notes: Al Massey had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jack McDonald on May 2, 1952, in Atlanta.
MAY 24, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Toro defeated White Savage > Jack Dillon defeated Frank Thompson > Women’s Match: Millie Stafford defeated Ida Mae Martinez > Chief Big Heart defeated Clyde Steeves
MAY 24, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Drake & Red McIntyre defeated Al Galento & Kurt Von Brawner at 25:00
MAY 24, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert versus Prince Nero > Doug Gilbert & Lou Whitson versus Mickey Blassie & Prince Nero > Eric Pederson versus Bill Dromo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 24, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Jim Burke wrestled to a draw > Prince Kalani defeated Tiny Evans > Jerry Graham & Gypsy Joe defeated Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell
MAY 24, 1963 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Kopa and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Derrell Cochran defeated Lenny Montana by disqualification > Texas Battle Royal: Bill Dromo defeated Chris Averoff, George Bell, Derrell Cochran, Bill Dromo, Tito Kopa, Lenny Montana, and Silento Rodriguez / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.
MAY 24, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Yates defeated Tony Nero > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Swede Karlson > No DQ Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Mysterious Medics / Notes: Billy & Bad Boy Hines were the special referees for the match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and the Mysterious Medics.
MAY 24, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD SPEEDWAY [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Jack Vansky > Bobby Hart defeated Pedro Valdez at 11:00 > Johnny Walker & Jim Wilson defeated Tony Nero & Tank Morgan > Ray Gunkel, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Oki Shikina & the Rising Suns > Louie Tillet defeated El Mongol > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Big O (2)* and Dick Steinborn wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: The Big O voluntarily unmasked prior to match and revealed himself as Johnny Valentine. Valentine had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mr. Wrestling on May 10, 1968, in Atlanta. Gentleman X (1) managed the Big O & El Mongol. The match between Louie Tillet and El Mongol was reportedly a bloodbath. There were two referees for the match between Tillet and Mongol. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card. The program for this card mentioned that Bob Armstrong was considering leaving his full-time position as a firefighter. It was announced that Pat O’Connor, Hans Schmidt, Mario Galento, Joyce Grable, the Fabulous Moolah, and the Infernos would be wrestling on the card on May 31, 1968, and that Tarzan Tyler would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
MAY 24, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Professional defeated Skandor Akbar > Bob Armstrong & El Mongol defeated Los Toros > Paul DeMarco defeated Dennis Hall / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
MAY 24, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson defeated Earl Maynard > The Great Malenko defeated Doug Somers > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Steve Keirn & Jerry Oates > Bob Sweetan defeated Dennis Stamp > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin* win title > Southern States Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Brisco* defeated Dusty Rhodes > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw > Lights Out Match: Andre the Giant defeated Bill Watts by countout / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
MAY 24, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan defeated El Bracero > The Red Devils defeated Ken Mantell & Dean Ho > Abdullah the Butcher versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ended in a double countout > Ron Bass and Ken Mantell wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler ruled a no contest > Mark Lewin and Gary Hart wrestled to a draw at 5:00 / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher and the Spoiler.
MAY 24, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage defeated Abe Jacobs at 12:00 > Waldo Von Erich defeated Richard Blood at 7:00 > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Little Tokyo at 13:00 > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Lars Anderson at 8:00 > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Ole Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Mr. Wrestling #1 substituted for Black Atlas in the match with Dick Slater.
MAY 24, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The French Angel defeated Paul Ellering > Adrian Adonis & Pez Whatley defeated Hartford Love & Helmut Schmidt > Taped Fist Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen / Notes: The French Angel replaced Hartford Love in the match with Paul Ellering, as Love substituted for Wolfgang Schmidt to team with Helmut Schmidt in the match with Adrian Adonis & Pez Whatley. Mr. Wrestling #1 substituted for Rocky Johnson in the match with Abdullah the Butcher. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher & Helmut Schmidt.
MAY 24, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Dusty Rhodes & Mad Dog Vachon > Wahoo McDaniel versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Norvel Austin, Tommy Rich, Bill Howard, and Kurt Von Hess were also advertised.
MAY 24, 1980 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Gerald Finley > Mike Davis and Genichiro Tenryu wrestled to a draw > Tony Atlas defeated the French Angel > Baron Von Raschke defeated Kevin Sullivan > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
MAY 24, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Gibson defeated Jim Duggan > Steve O defeated Bobby Eaton > Bruiser Brody defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ted DiBiase & Austin Idol defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race by disqualification / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & Austin Idol.
P.O.W.E.R. sent this in:
After "The Ultimate Test" explosion on May 3rd, both the Global Wrestling Alliance & Wrestling And Respect have crossed the line of no return. People are wanting to see what is in store next time. The buzz surrounding these events is at a all time high with fans standing in line since 3:30pm. The UAW Hall was jammed packed for "The Ultimate Test".
Now the next installment of the GWA/WAR battle will be June 28th at the UAW Hall in Lima,Ohio. This will be "Fan Appreciation Night "aka" Free For All" with every one getting in FREE!!! You must have a ticket to enter building. NO Exceptions!! Tickets will be available starting May 31st at Rigali's Pizza Village.
Come see the aftermath of the new GWA Commissioner having the WAR owner arrested and also firing him in the process and who could be next? Come see if "Metal Head" Steve Stone can get his stolen belt back from Dusty Dillinger? Will the Old School Empire take their angry out on the rookies once again and make them pay their dues in the world of pro wrestling? Will Dusty Dillinger want revenge and take it out on someone from WAR?
All these questions will be answered and more on Saturday Night, June 28th in Lima, Ohio at the UAW Hall on Bellefontaine Ave with doors opening up at 6:30pm and bell time being 7:30pm.
So now is your chance to come and see what the hype is all about and what better way than FREE!!!
We highly suggest you get your tickets fast as we expect to reach maximum capacity for the building. There will only be 800 tickets given away. Once they are gone, it will be $10 to get in at the door.
Anyone wanting tickets from out of town, can email firstname.lastname@example.org & have them to be sent to you. There will be a limit on the number of tickets given out at one time.
More Talent & Match-Ups will be coming in the next few weeks.
First match signed with huge grudge match: GWA -vs- WAR
"The Fans Champion" Dusty Dillinger -vs- Stamp Lickage
Talent already signed to this event:
"Hot Commodity" Matt Mason
"Old School Empire" Mr. Main Event & Mr. Old School
"Mr. Ego" Cody Hawk
"Metal Head" Steve Stone
"Bad Attitude" Brian Beech
"Michigan Invasion" N8 Mattson & Truth Martini
Tyler "Gutter" Hollister
Plus Many Many More!!!
***Card Subject to Change***
Bradley Grover sent these notes in:
Eastern Pro Wrestling makes it's debut at the Plymouth, MA Memorial Hall with an exciting stop on the United We Slam Tour 2008. The action starts Thursday night, July 31 at 7:30pm. There willl be a meet & greet at 6:30pm and Golden Ringside ticket holders will get in at 6:00pm.
Half of a double Main Event - second half to be announced later this week!
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler takes on "The Epic" Mike Bennett
EPW Tag Team Titles
Plymouth's Andy Jaxx & WWE's Scotty 2 Hotty take on Tag Team Champions The Coolers ("Nightmare" Nick Steel & "Egomaniac" Jonny Idol)
EPW Women's Champion to be crowned on July 31!
TNA Knockout Roxxi Laveaux vs. Mistress Belmont
Lights Out on Court Street! Last Man Standing Wins!
350 lb. Wildman Kongo vs. Dan Freitas
Also featuring The Wrestling Clown and all of your favorite EPW Stars!
Tickets will be available shortly at www.memorialhall.com along with additional ticket information. For more information and updates, go to http://www.epwwrestling.com.
Eastern Pro Wrestling has announced that their first woman's champion will be crowned in Plymouth, MA on July 31, 2008 and the title will be defended at all of that weekend's EPW events, so we don't know exactly know if the woman's title match will even be LaVeaux vs Belmont.
EPW returns to Plainfield Town Hall on Friday, July 18, at 7:30pm.
For the EPW Heayvweight Title - No Disqualification
Champion "Brutal" Bob Evans vs. Challenger 350 Wildman Kongo
Our Tradition of Elimination Matches Continues!
"The Epic" Mike Bennett, The Winter Hill Gang, and Guy Alexander vs. "Trouble Walkin" Thom Kane, Ray Diamond, Shaya Shabo, and Nick Westgate
Dan Freitas, Rocco Abruzzi, Owen Graichen, and "Giant" Rob Araujo take on "Rocket" Fred Curry, Jr, "Revolution" Chris Venom, Johnny Punch, and "Irresistable" Ian Conley
Team CT - Josh Roode, Ryan Johnson, Marcus Awesome, and Dale Trahan take on EPW Tag Team Champions Jonny Idol & Nick Steel, Anthony Pacitto, and Slash Sullivan
Plenty more action will be announced!
Ringside - $15, General Admission - $12. Tickets available at C-J Tool on 1364 Norwich Road in Plainfield and Ed' Place on 371 Maple Street in Danielson.
For more information, please go to http://www.epwwrestling.com
Eastern Pro Wrestling returns to White River Junction, VT at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, July 19 at 7:00pm. The building is air-conditioned and this is a fundraiser for the American Legion.
Main Event: Lights Out on South Main Street!
Dan Freitas vs. 350 Lb. Wildman Kongo
EPW TV Title: Rocco Abruzzi vs. "The Epic" Mike Bennett
EPW Tag Team Titles: "Egomaniac" Jonny Idol & "Nightmare" Nick Steel take on Lebanon, NH's own Johnny Punch and Owen Graichen
"Irrestistible" Ian Conley (with Henry Conley) vs. "Giant" Rob Araujo
United We Slam Elimination Match!
Ray Diamond, Shaya Shabo, Nick Westgate, and a mystery partner vs. The Winter Hill Gang, Slash Sullivan, and a mystery partner.
Plus a lot more exciting wrestling action!
Tickets are $15 for first 2 rows ringside and $12 General Admission.
They are available at the American Legion at 129 S. Main Street in White River Junction or http://www.epwwrestling.com
Eastern Pro Wrestling returns to the Bank Street Armory on Friday, August 1 at 7:30pm with an exciting night of action!
THE UNITED WE SLAM TOUR 2008
Meet & Greet begins at 6:30pm. VIP Golden Ringside Ticket holders get in at 6:00pm.
Main Event: Challenge Match!
WWE Hall of Famer and Wrestling Legend
Jerry "The King" Lawler
"The Secret Weapon"
with Marshall McNeill
Also, the Canadian Destroyer has made an open challenge to anyone in WWE, TNA, ROH, EPW, or anywhere in the wrestling world!
Lights Out on Bank Street! Last Man Standing is the Winner!
Dan Freitas vs. Kongo
EPW Woman's Championship!
TNA Knockout Roxxi Laveaux battles Mistress Belmont!
Also featuring The Famous Wrestling Clown!
VIP Golden Ringside (Rows 1 & 2) - $30 (Get in 30 minutes earlier for meet & greet at 6:00pm)
Ringside (Rows 3, 4, & 5) - $25
Remaining Floor Seating (Rows 6 on) - $20
Adult General Admission Bleachers - $15
Kids General Admission Bleachers $10
BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
Ticket to go on sale June 1 at the following locations:
Stillpoint Comics - 120 S. Main Street, Fall River
Robin Houde's Pizza - 25 Market Street, Swansea
Bullseye Roast Beef - 900 County Street, Somerset
Goin' Postal - 70 Mink Street, Seekonk
Antonio "The Promise" Thomas, former WWE superstar, has withdrawn from the 2008 NECW Iron 8 Tournament due to a pending international tour. He has been replaced by "The Golden Greek" Alex Arion.
Here Are the announced first round matches:
-"Die Hard" Eddie Edwards(2006 & 1007 Iron 8 champion, managed by Sean Gorman) vs "The Real Deal" Brandon Locke
-Chikara Pro Wrestling's Gran Akuma vs "The Exotic" Kristian Frost
-Former ECW/TNA star Julio Dinero vs "The Natural" Scott Osbourne(managed by Brian Cairo)
-"The Golden Greek" Alex Arion vs "The Japanese Nightmare" Kahagas
(The four winners will face each other in a 45-minute Iron Man match with the winner crowned 2008 Iron 8 champion.)
PLUS:NECW Triple Crown Champion Max Bauer teams with Alex Arion's sister, "The Gorgeous Greek" Elektra Arion to take on "Big" Rick Fuller(managed by Brian Cairo) and World Women's Wrestling champion "The Portuguese Princess" Ariel(with "agent" Brendan Michael Thomas)
The show takes place at the National Guard Armory, 1000 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA. Bell time is 7:00 PM.
Tickets for the 5th Annual IRON 8 Championship are now on sale at all FYE locations and at K.C.'s Sportscards, 33 Temple Street in Quincy Center, and are available online at http://www.NECWwrestling.com.
AIW sent this in:
Absolute Intense Wrestling presents: ABSOLUTION 3, 5/25/2008 in Cleveland, Ohio@Mulberry's In The Flats.
TICKETS: Purchase @AIWrestling.com! Please note the special belltime!
ABSOLUTION 3 UPDATE FOR 5/20/2008:
-NEW MERCH RELEASED:
At Absolution 3 on Sunday, AIW will release the limited edition Absolution 3 T-Shirt, but also the DVD Releases for May 2007's Absolution 2 featuring "Sweet & Sour" Larry Sweeney, Tracy Smothers, and Steve Corino and Gauntlet For The Gold 3 from February 24th 2008 featuring a 30 Man Guantlet For The Gold, "The Passion" John Thorne VS Mad Man Pondo and "The Panther' Tyrone Evans's farewell to go to WWE.
MAIN EVENT: REVELATION 13 EXPLODES!!!!! FANS BRING THE WEAPONS!
Faith In Nothing (Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing) & Mad Man Pondo VS. Revelation 13's "The Passion" John Thorne, Matthew Justice and Drake Younger
For years, Vincent Nothing, Christian Faith and "The Passion" John Thorne ran wild on AIW causing mayhem and chaos everywhere they went. For various reasons, Faith and Nothing left AIW leaving Thorne alone and creating a tag team called "Faith In Nothing". During this time, Thorne and Matthew Justice became a force to be reckoned with, holding the AIW Tag Titles and doing such acts as lighting a casket on fire with people inside. During the October 2007 event "Hell On Earth 3" during a hardcore 3-Way Dance with The Necro Butcher, Drake Younger and Thorne, Drake attacked Necro and joined Revelation 13. Necro enlisted his best friend, Mad Man Pondo in this war and Thorne actually pinned the hardcore legend at February's Gauntlet For The Gold 3. Justice and Thorne attacked after the match, leading to Vincent Nothing making his surprise return. During a tag match between Revelation 13 and Nothing/Thrillbilly at March's "Destroy Everything!", Thorne and Justice attacked both with chairs and stun guns. So these series of events lead to Vincent Nothing calling his ally, and reforming Faith In Nothing in Cleveland and with Mad Man Pondo on their side going to war with the current version of Revelation 13 in Drake Younger, Matthew Justice and "The Passion" John Thorne. You fans have been enlisted to bring, build and create weapons for these men to hit each other with. One can only imagine that a ring will not hold these men, so this match will be contested under falls count anywhere rules. Who will survive?
FINAL BATTLE FOR THE ABSOLUTE TITLE
AIW Absolute Champ Sterling James Keenan will battle Dios Salvador for the final time. If SJK wins, Dios will never get a title shot as long as SJK is champ. If Dios wins, he will become Absolute Champ and SJK will not get a return match.
Sterling James Keenan and Dios Salvador have battled each other three times in singles action, and this will be the forth. They hold two pin fall victories over each other. This ladies and gentlemen is the rubber match and win, lose or draw will be the final time they wrestle each other in one on one action. Sterling James Keenan is the current Absolute Champion, and that's where things get interesting. If SJK wins, Dios will never get another Absolute Title shot until SJK is no longer champ. If Dios Salvador takes the Absolute Title, SJK will not get a return match until Dios is no longer champ. Another note is their last match ended when Josh Prohibition ran-in and cost Dios the victory. Dios at one time was Josh's top student, but somewhere along the line, they had a falling out. The reasons are unknown but their battles have been ultra-personal. Josh Prohibition has been BANNED from the building on May 25th, and if he physically appears, will be fired on the spot by AIW. However, Josh has asked to speak a few words live via video in front of the crowd before this match and that wish has been granted. Who will leave Absolution 3 as Absolute Champ?
STEEL CAGE MATCH FOR THE AIW TAG TITLES!
If Alpha Beta Duke win, Nick/Oprah become the AIW Tag Champs, If Alpha Beta Duke loses, they will disband!
AIW Tag Champs: The Switchblade Saints (Matt Riot & Sami Callihan) with partner Jason Bane VS. Alpha Beta Duke (Nick Belushi, Super Oprah and THE DUKE)
Since December of 2007, The Switchblade Saints have done battle with Alpha Beta Duke, in particular singling out Nick Belushi. While, The Switchblades are undefeated as a tag team in AIW, they could never get the AIW Tag Titles or one up Alpha Beta Duke. That was until "Destroy Everything!" when Jason Bane jumped the guardrail and brutalized Super Oprah, leading to Alpha Beta Duke losing their tag straps. The Switchblade Saints brought Jason Bane in as their "hired gun" and it apparently worked. During the fallout of the match, Absolute Owner Chandler Biggins came out and announced that the Switchblades and Bane would have to meet all three members of Alpha Beta Duke inside of a steel cage at Absolution 3, including The Duke! The rules are simple, two men will enter and every 2 minutes, another man will enter. The Switchblades have the advantage due to being champs. When all 6 men are in the ring, the match can end by pin fall or submission. If Alpha Beta Duke wins, Nick/Oprah will regain the AIW Tag Team Titles. If The Switchblade Saints win, Alpha Beta Duke will have to disband forever!
30 MINUTE IRON MAN MATCH FOR INTENSE TITLE!
Intense Champ Tyler Black VS. Johnny Gargano
Johnny Gargano debuted in AIW during Gauntlet For The Gold 2005, while not making a big splash it paved the way for him to be a mainstay in the Intense Division. Johnny was there when the division was formed during a scramble match in March of 2006. But then after Absolution 1, Johnny due to the politics of wrestling left AIW. Since then, people have always wondered what would have happened had Johnny stayed with AIW. But during this time, Tyler Black came to AIW in December 2006 with a long resume, but had never been seen in the local area. Since then he's competed in Wrestling Society X shown on MTV and Ring Of Honor. Tyler is considered by some the fastest rising independent wrestling star in the world right now. Part of his success is practically holding the Intense Division hostage by keeping the Title for close to a year. During this time, weird messages started appearing on Internet message board and myspace. This viral campaign was part of Johnny Gargano's grand comeback, leading to his beating both Shane Hollister and Josh Prohibition back to back. Tyler who had set these men up to ruin Johnny's dreams, failed in his task to stop Gargano. The match was set for March. Tyler and Shane Hollister were attacking Shiima Xion when Johnny made the save and requested his Intense title match then and there. Tyler who didn't have to grant the match, said he'd do it but only if they had a 15 minute time limit. Regarded as one of the best Intense Division matches ever, the match ended in a time limit draw. Johnny requested a rematch with 15 minutes longer at Absolution 3 and Tyler shockingly accepted. Will Tyler hold the title longer than any person ever in the history of AIW? Or will Johnny live his dream and win AIW gold?
TAG TEAM TLC MATCH FOR TAG TITLE CONTENDERSHIP!
The Young Studs (Eric Ryan & TJ Dynamite) VS. The Homeless Handicap Connection (Hobo Joe & Gregory Iron) VS. Da Latin Crime Syndicate (Luis Diamante & K.Fernadez)
A feud that has been brewing for months, has been brought to the boiling point. The Homeless Handicap Connection have never been able to beat The Young Studs in the multiple times they have met. And when Da Latin Crime Syndicate got added last month to the feud, The Young Studs were able to pin K.Fernadez. This time they will meet in a TLC Match for a future AIW Tag Title shot. Will The Homeless Handicap Connection pull off the unthinkable and actually win a match in AIW? Or will The Young Studs pull off yet another victory? Or will Da Latin Crime Syndicate with family members such as "Joey The Snake" at ringside pull off the victory?
WOMAN V.S. WOMAN FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AIW!
Hailey Hatred will battle Team Sexy's Handpicked Mickie Knuckles
There was once a time where Team Sexy were a fun loving team of Rebis & The Potato just wanted to dance and have fun. But suddenly when they saw Hailey Hatred debuting in AIW, saw their spot on the show going to a woman. And with no luck what-so-ever with women, they became very bitter. It escalated when Rebis & The Potato called out Hailey, which ended with Rebis being put thru a table and Potato close to death. The second time they tried, they saw the same results. Team Sexy figures if you can't find a man to beat a woman, find another woman. And they have recruited "The Walking Episode Of Cops" Mickie Knuckles. Mickie who once won the "Queen Of The Deathmatch" Tournament is know for her hard hitting, hardcore, brutal style. These are two ladies that aren't afraid to beat the hell out of each other, and if history has shown us, will. Will Team Sexy being in Mickie's corner help her? Or will Hailey continue her dominance in AIW?
MIKE TOLAR'S REVENGE!
Mike Tolar & "The Ironman" Rob Conway VS. Marion Fontaine & Chris Cronus
Mike Tolar who trained to wrestle in Ohio Valley Wrestling. made his AIW debut against Chris Cronus in February, a even match up became uneven when Marion Fontaine returned to AIW and attacked Tolar with his trusty tennis racquet. Tolar tried to even the odds at "Destroy Everything!" when he enlisted Ricky Landell to be his partner, but again came up short against the former "Sweet Dudes". Tolar claimed he would go into his OVW past and he has, calling his friend, "The Ironman" Rob Conway. Rob Conway, formerly of WWE, has said he's willing to help Mike's cause and will be at Absolution 3 to take on Cronus and Fontaine.
THE RETURN OF THE INTENSE DIVISION 6-PACK SCRAMBLE!
The Intense Division was once known for it's incredible scrambles and they shall return at Absolution 3. The winner of this match will win a future Intense Title shot.
Longtime AIW Intense Division standout, Shiima Xion returned last show after a long hiatus, in a losing effort to Shane Hollister. Shiima is a former AIW Tag Champ with Shawn Blaze but wants to prove himself as a singles competitor.
-"Simply Sexy" Shawn Blaze
Formerly one half of the AIW Tag Team Champs "The Virgin Slayers", SSSB was left in the cold when Shiima Xion decided to become a singles competitor. Another person making his long awaited return at "Destroy Everything!", Shawn Blaze come up on the losing side, but has promised to prove he was the "HBK" of The Virgin Slayers.
-"The Bomber" Michael Facade (Making his AIW after a year)
XFACADEX has now become "The Bomber" after leaving Absolute Intense Wrestling last year after Absolution 2. "The Bomber" has made a name for himself in Indy wrestling and is returning to prove that even without The Path Of Resistance, he can succeed in AIW.
An unknown at last year's Absolution 2, Shane Hollister is the fastest rising star in AIW by tagging along with The longest regaining Intense Champ ever, Tyler Black. Shane hopes to win this match, to prove he's the best, but also to make sure he keeps the Intense Title "In the family" so to speak and make sure people stay away from Tyler.
-This 5th spot will be filled with somebody who's quickly making a name for himself up and down the East Coast, making appearances in some of the largest indy feds in the country. This man may or may not have been in AIW before, but either way, will quickly make a name for himself.
-The 6th and final man or woman hasn't been reveled yet. But will the day of the show!
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On these events, you'll see the following, plus more: Al Snow, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, AJ Styles, Low-Ki/Senshi, Sonjay Dutt, New Jack, Elix Skipper, Matt Morgan, Mad Man Pondo, “Sweet & Sour” Larry Sweeney, Claudio Castagnoli, Colt Cabana, Jimmy Jacobs, Matt “MDogg20” Cross, Josh Prohibition, Steve Corino, Tyler Black, Chris Hero, The Necro Butcher, Shane Hollister, Drake Younger, Ricky Reyes, Eddie Kingston, Jigsaw, Hallowicked, Hydra, The Rude Boy and The Colony.
ABSOLUTE INTENSE WRESTLING is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Existing since May 2005, it’s run events all over Ohio and Michigan. AIW has also been featured on MTV and was awarded a Scene Magazine "Best Of Cleveland" award in 2006. AIW's official website is http://www.AIWrestling.com and it's myspace is http://www.myspace.com/AbsoluteIntenseWrestling.