Indy Update #2: Smart Mark, CWE, JCW, IWF

Indy News Update #2 for May 9, 2010
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AAW DVD April 17, 2010 “Point of No Return” – Berwyn, IL $15.00
1. Trik Davis vs. Danny Daniels
2. Knight Wagner vs. Jason Dukes
3. Colt Cabana vs. Jordan McEntyre
4. Jay Bradley vs. Ryan Boz
5. Northstar Express vs. Krotch & MsChif
6. Fans Bring the Weapons Match: Mason Beck vs. Dan Lawrence
7. Arik Cannon vs. Louis Lyndon
8. The House Of Truth vs. Zero Gravity
9. Silas Young vs. Colt Cabana
10. Irish Airborne vs. Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs

ICW DVD April 18 & 22, 2010 “420 Classic & 4/22/10” – Milwaukee, WI $15.00
This DVD release features 2 complete show from ICW. These events are shot with one camera.
ICW DVD April 18, 2010 “420 Classic” – Milwaukee, WI
1. Dr. X vs. The Ninja vs. Rocky Kisses vs. Mickey McCoy
2. Forsaken vs. Just Jake
3. Ego Trip vs. “Perfection”
4. Bobby V vs. Justin Dredd
5. Tyler Baggins vs. Kody Rice
6. Brandon Haze vs. Dysfunction
7. Silas Young vs. Jason Dukes
8. Chase McCoy & Bobby V vs. Necro Butcher & Troy Walters

ICW DVD April 22, 2010 “4-22-2010” – Milwaukee, WI
1. Jared Johnson vs. Bobby V & Justin Dredd
2. Kyle Threat vs. Chase McCoy
3. Brandon Haze vs. Dysfunction
4. Kody Rice & Forsaken vs. Tyler Baggins & Billy Goates
5. Austin Aries vs. Ashton Vuitton
6. Drake Younger vs. Troy Walters

ICW DVD March 26 & April 8, 2010 “FBTW & Barbwire Madness” – Milwaukee, WI $15.00
This DVD release features 2 complete show from ICW. These events are shot with one camera.
ICW DVD March 26, 2010 “Road to the Classic: Fans Bring the Weapons” -Milwaukee, WI
1. Kody Rice vs. Chris Black
2. Dr.X vs. Rocky Kisses
3. Ashton Vuitton vs. xOMGx
4. Bobby V vs. Dysfunction
5. Tyler Baggins vs. Carter Dunn
6. Sadist vs. The Ninja
7. Perfection vs. Ego Trip
8. Fans Bring the Weapons Match: Drake Younger vs. Chase Mccoy

ICW DVD April 8, 2010 “Barbwire Madness!!” – Milwaukee, WI
1. TC Washington vs. Rocky Kisses
2. Brandon Haze Vs The Ninja
3. Brandon Haze Vs Jared Johnson
4. Mase Morgan Vs Matt Winchester
5. Matt Longtime vs. Tyler Baggins
6. Justin Dredd vs. Troy Walters
7. Barbwire Madness Match: Bobby V vs. Dysfunction

IWA EastCoast – 5/12 – Nitro, WV
Ohio Hatchet – 5/21 – Logan, OH
Chikara – 5/22 – Tyngsboro, MA
Chikara – 5/23 – Union City, NJ
IWA-MS – 6/4 & 6/5 – Bellevue, IL
CZW – 6/12 – Philadelphia, PA
CZW – 6/26 – Townsend, DE


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5/9- 10 Time WWE Tag Champion added to CWE tournament.

“Bad Ass” Billy Gunn & Zack Mercury Added to CWE Tag Title Tournament!

Winnipeg wrestling fans are in for a loaded night of wrestling action
on May 21st as the competition continues to get more and more intense
for the one night tournament that will crown the first ever CWE tag
team champions.

If you want to name a favorite going into May 21st it would be hard to
dispute the man who has 10 WWE tag team titles to his name wouldn’t
lay claim to that title. Billy Gunn has become a regular fixture on
CWE events and tours and quickly established himself as the top player
he is qualified to be. On the Re-Generation X tour “Bad Ass” Billy
Gunn and the 6’5” 270lbs Mercatronic became well acquainted and have
decided to throw their names in the hat for the quest for CWE gold.
The 10 year veteran Zack Mercury has always found great success within
the squared circle and Gunn is more than confident with his guidance
and experience the two of them will rise to the occasion and add an
11th tag team title reign to Gunn’s resume.

Stay posted to for more event news!


5/9- Another ROH star added to tag tournament.

The 8th and final team has been selected for Stand By Your Man: The
Tag Team Title Tournament on May 21st in Winnipeg!

ROH Superstar Kenny Omega & “Hotshot” Danny Duggan

The unthinkable happened in March of this year when independent
wrestling sensation Kenny Omega debuted in a CWE ring during CWE’s
debut tour in Ontario. Two months later something CWE management
assumed would never come to be is set to take place on May 21st, the
debut of Kenny Omega on a CWE show in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Many factors
since CWE’s inception have prevented this day from happening but it is
very much happening in under 2 weeks time!

Over the last 3 years Kenny Omega has taken the entire wrestling world
by storm from Ring of Honor, to PWG, to Europe, and all the way to
Japan with breathe taking and show stealing performances and now CWE
fans will get to witness the craze right in it’s home base of

Omega will team with “Hotshot” Danny Duggan who has been on quite the
rise himself as of late with some big time performances against the
likes of Yoshihiro Tajiri, KUSHIDA, Jimmy Jacobs, Arik Cannon, Michael
Elgin, Gangrel, and countless others. Omega and Duggan teamed together
during CWE’s visit to Ontario and came out the winners during both
hard fought matches. The competition to be the first ever CWE tag team
champions just got picked up a notch once more.

For more information regarding Winnipeg’s first one night tag team
tournament in years visit

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For Immediate Release:

Juggalo Championship Wrestling will be bringing the pain across this great land of ours as part of Insane Clown Posse’s Happy Daze Tour. You will see many stars of JCW in action: Heavyweight Champion Corporal Robinson! “King of The Deathmatch” Madman Pondo, The High Flying Weedman, and the dastardly JCW Tag Team Champions: The Thomaselli Brothers.

Having dominated, decimated, and destroyed every name in the business,the stars of JCW DEMAND new competition and are making an UNPRECEDENTED OPEN CHALLENGE. If you’re a professional wrestler and think you have what it takes to tangle with the best grapplers, brawlers, and straight up psycho’s of JCW please send a resume, references,contact info, and a photo to


Sat, May 15
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Music Festival

Sun, May 16
Columbus, OH
LC Pavillion Outdoor Amphitheatre

Mon, May 17
Charlotte, NC
The Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory

Mon, May 24
Cleveland, OH
Nautica Pavillion

Wed, May 26
Minneapolis, MN

Thu, May 27
Council Bluffs, IA
Westfair Amphitheatre

Fri, May 28
Sauget, IL
Pop’s Outdoors

Sat, May 29
Bonner Springs, KS
Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Amphitheater

Mon, May 31
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Tue, Jun 01
Magna, UT
The Great Salt Air Outdoors

Fri, Jun 04
Portland, OR
Expo Center – Hall C

for more information on JCW, please visit

For more information on Insane Clown Posse’s Happy Daze 1Tour with Kottonmouth Kings, Coolio, Kittie, and Necro, please visit

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Independent Wrestling Federation

The following is a media article on Independent Wrestling Federation Champion and 14-year pro Kevin Knight, Knight is head coach at IWF Pro Wrestling School, West Paterson, NJ. Established in 1999, IWF School trains hundreds of wrestlers and managers from 20 states and nine countries that perform in bouts around the globe, including WWE. 22 of Knight’s home-grown talents worked with WWE. Fady the Arabian Bull received a WWE Developmental Tryout in 2010, and Darren Young signed with WWE in 2009 and appears on WWE NXT.

A Perspective on IWF Wrestler Kevin Knight:
“If you want anything done right, do it yourself.”

By J.D. Mowery

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- When the average fan of professional wrestling thinks about the industry, two main brands come to mind: WWE and TNA.

Why are these two brands the only ones that are recognized?

Well, that comes down to many things: corporate sponsorship, prime time air time on television stations, pay-per-view time, pyrotechnics, ratings, merchandise, appealing to a broad spectrum of an audience, and other issues.

Has professional wrestling changed with the times?

In order to appeal to the growing fan base, the WWE and TNA are forced to move away from a pure idea of wrestling and turn professional wrestling into a male sitcom that appeals to older men and young children.

One person that this has become extremely evident to is Kevin Knight. Kevin Knight is the founder of the IWF, the Independent Wrestling Federation, based out of West Paterson, New Jersey. Knight started his love of wrestling was he was 10-years-old. The first match that he remembered as a child was the Iron Sheik vs. Sgt. Slaughter in the Boot Camp match in 1984 at Madison Square Garden. Although as a child he told his older brother that professional wrestling was fake; this match launched his dream to push academics to the backburner and placed wrestling on the forefront of his attention.

When Knight made it to college, he was a DJ on the college campus station. The independent wrestling promotions gave tickets to the station, he would give them out to the students, and he would also find his way to the shows. Promoters at the venues noticed his talent to work the crowd and shortly after that in 1996, Knight found himself in the middle of the squared circle doing what he had always dreamed of doing.

While training for his professional career, Knight realized that there was something flawed with the ideas and fundamentals of the training that he was receiving. In doing this, he decided to found the IWF wrestling school. In doing so, he not only made a standard for New Jersey professional wrestlers, but he continued to gain knowledge on his own career as well as knowing how to teach the future of the industry.

How the IWF differs from other schools is that the IWF not only brings in legends to impart their knowledge onto the students, but they have been around since December of 1999 and have gained the respect and attention of the WWE and have had 21 graduates of the school have opportunities to go mainstream with the WWE.

In comparison, this differs extremely from The House of Hardcore that Taz ran in the glory days of ECW because they had two graduates that ended up making it in ECW as legitimate hardcore guys that appreciated the business.

Going along the lines of different, the IWF is one of the purest forms of entertainment in the minor leagues of wrestling. IWF has no microphones in or around the ring while a match is going on. There are set interview times before and after matches to set the stage for the current match. There are no feuds or verbal beatings that happen in the middle of the ring. Everything else is strictly wrestling. All of the entertainment and storytelling is done in the ring. Now that WWE has moved back to drawing the ideas and attentions of children, Knight feels that this has helped out IWF in its successes.

“You can’t build a company or franchise without young fans. During the ‘Attitude’ era when the WWE was competing with shows like Law and Order and CSI Miami they felt that they needed to have edgier content. Kids are always going to be drawn to wrestling because of the larger than life super heroes that kids can follow and understand the story lines. WWE needs to be responsible to censor what is shown,” stated Knight.

Knight does his part to maintain this status quo. The IWF throws birthday parties for younger children on top of their normal live shows once a month. This allows for the younger generation to enjoy what Knight himself enjoyed when he was young watching professional wrestling in the mid ’80’s. This atmosphere allows for the athletic competition and the characters in the ring to be the focal point and does not allow for types of matches and sitcoms to overcome the psyches of the fans.

As UFC has hit the mainstream of popularity, there are dominant contrasts between both. Knight feels that there are “two different genres” that gain the attention of the same classification of sports. UFC is solely fighting and training for said fights. Professional wrestling is more about performing a storyline that involves a certain level of athleticism. Both of these premises do however follow the same formula: good versus evil, fighting it out in the ring. Knight presents the similarities through the idea of the Ultimate Fighter. Both coaches face-off in team battles until the ultimate finale where the finalists of the tournament face-off and then the coaches face-off to dispute feuds that happened throughout the season.

Now that Kevin Knight has given everything back to the business and has been doing the same thing for over a decade, he says that he has accomplished everything that he wanted and that he really has no other goals in his career that he would like to achieve.

“As long as the parents keep booking the parties and as long as you keep waking up and wanting to keep learning, you keep doing it until the people stop showing up.”

“If you want anything done right, do it yourself,” and “the day that you wake up and think you have learned it all, you are done,” are the best pieces of advice that Knight would give to those aspiring to become a professional wrestler.

While going back over the tapes of the interview, I have come to the realization of the quote that Knight gave at the end of the segment. Not only did he take his own advice and decide to start a better way of training, but in doing so furthered his legacy within the business without ever having to step foot inside a WWE or TNA ring to make him known amongst the mainstream.

His brainchild has grasped the attention of superstars of yesterday and has ignited them to impart their knowledge on the new generation and this has in turn allowed for Knight’s students to make it to the WWE. Through them making it to the prime time, so has Knight.

Sure, he may not be able to have his own entrance music or entrance video played on the Titantron for all the endearing fans to recall when they come home from a live event, but Kevin Knight will forever go down in the history books as the guy that gave the future of the industry their opportunity to make it big and become stars.

Not everyone is given that opportunity to lead the future to the “promised land,” but I honestly feel that through the help of the legends of yesteryear and the open-mindedness of his own desire Kevin Knight will be as successful as any other professional wrestler as long as he maintains the same drive and passion that he had when he first became hooked on the drug that is professional wrestling.

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