Indy Update #2: ACW, JAPW, WFX, PWO, AWF

Indy News Update #2 for May 20, 2010
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Dennis Wright sent this in:

Atomic Championship Wrestling (ACW) will be hosting a pro wrestling seminar featuring the one and only, former WWE superstar Manu!

Due to health related issues, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landell will not be appearing but we were able to secure the services of Manu!

The seminar will take place at 2 p.m. on May 22, 2010, the afternoon of ACW’s Fourth Annual Anniversary Show.

The cost for the seminar is $20 and is for those serious in learning wrestling from one of the all-time greats. Those who are interested in attending the seminar must commit to paying the $20 to Twisted Tate. There is no backing out, as this is a golden chance to be up close with this young superstar!

Your attendance at the seminar is totally separate from any participation in the Anniversary Show – in other words, just because you pay to come to the seminar doesn’t mean you are booked for the Anniversary Show.

We are looking to get approximately 20 in attendance for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the rising young superstars in pro wrestling with a long family history – MANU!”

For more information, contact Twisted Tate or Heavy D via text, cell or Facebook.

Fat Frank sent this in:

Jersey All Pro Wrestling management is happy to announce that we have rented multiple portable air conditioning units for this Saturday’s event in Rahway, NJ.

Jushin Thunder Liger returns to the United States!

Jersey All Pro Wrestling Presents “Notorious Thunder” Live Saturday May 22, 2010 at the Rec Center 275 East Milton Ave Rahway, NJ 8PM. Doors will open at 6:30 with a very rare autograph session with Japanese Legend “JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER”

Tickets Ringside:(Sold Out) 1st $30 2nd $25 3rd $20 Bleachers seats $15.00 will be sold at the door.

Live results & photos will be on

Main Event
Jushin Thunder Liger vs Homicide

Jushin Thunder Liger returns to the United States to avenge the loss of his fellow countryman Masato Tanaka who was defeated by Homicide on 01-23-10 in the same facility!

World Heavyweight Champion Dan Maff & NJ State Champion Charlie Haas will team up and battle Hillbilly Wrecking Crew members The Necro Butcher & “The Bulldozer” Brodie Lee in a Double Jeopardy Title Match. If either Champion is pinned they will lose their title. If any H.W.C. member is defeated they both must leave JAPW.

Kings Collide:
“King of Diamonds” Eddie Kingston vs “The King of Old School” Steve Corino

Open Championship Gauntlet: Winner will receive a Championship Opportunity of choice whenever they choose! Nick FN Gage vs Egotistico Fantastico vs El Generico vs Kevin Steen

The Enemy of my enemy is my friend:
Heated rivals Chris Dickinson and Sami Callihan put aside their differences (for the time being) to deal with a few other guys on the roster who have history with Callihan, The Garden State Gods!

JAPW Women’s Champion Sara Del Rey vs Anni Social

Also in action JAPW World Tag Team Champions Da Heavy Hitters “Mac & Havoc”, Light Heavyweight Champion Bandido Jr and so many others.

For more info visit or call 201-377-0308

Josh Weinberg sent this in:

WFX Wrestling’s signature broadcast WFX Overload premieres in primetime on America One starting Friday Night, June 4th at 9:00pm EST.

Here’s all the details:


WFX Wrestling is currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but they are in the process of opening up a U.S. office in Texas and moving their headquarters to that location.

They’re also planning an international tour later this year–as well as a major PPV. It’s pretty amazing that they’ve been able to stay under the radar this long.

WFX Wrestling boasts many superstars on their roster such as Mr. PEC-Tacular Jessie Godderz from CBS’ Big Brother, Christopher Daniels, Charlie Haas, KIP (formerly known as “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn), U-Gene Dinsmore, Jonny Fairplay, Hardcore Holly, Tajiri, Bushwacker Luke, Sabu, Gangrel, and “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko.

Other superstars that are rumored on their way in include Shelton Benjamin, Buff Bagwell, Sid Vicious, Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade.

The surprising news is that ever since they signed Mr. PEC-Tacular Jessie Godderz as a Headliner back in March, WFX’s mainstream popularity has substantially increased and that looks to be the primary impetus for their latest television exposure.

That seems to be making a huge difference in how potential television outlets are viewing WFX as opposed to other organizations.

And here’s all of the info on WFX’s other television contracts that go onto effect this month:

Their main website is:

WFX Wrestling looks like they’re on their way up while TNA looks like it’s reached it’s peak and is starting to decline…rapidly.

–Josh Weinberg

Pro Wrestling Ohio sent this in:

PWO TV 5/23 – #1 Contender’s Tournament Final – N8 Mattson vs. M-Dogg Matt Cross

PWO – Pro Wrestling Ohio – your televised pro wrestling alternative, with more guts, more desire, and more heart, from a young hungry roster competing to steal the show. Old school meets new age and tradition meets tomorrow, its pro wrestling the way you want it to be! It’s Cleveland-owned, nationally renowned!

PWO TV regularly airs Sunday nights at 10:00 pm (check local listings for pre-emptions and additional replay times) exclusively on Sports Time Ohio, official television home of MLB’s Cleveland Indians. If you don’t get STO, call your cable or satellite provider today and demand it! For more information on channel availability, and on Pro Wrestling Ohio, visit PWO Online at

Pro Wrestling Ohio TV airtimes this week –

Sunday night, May 23: 10:00 PM & 3:30 AM
Wednesday night, May 26: 4:00 AM
Friday night, May 28: 2:00 AM

Scheduled line-up –

PWO Title #1 Contender Tournament Final – “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross vs. “Amazing” N8 Mattson
After a weeks-long war of attrition, only two title contenders remain from the original field of 8, with the winner to be next in line to challenge PWO Champion Johnny Gargano for Pro Wrestling Ohio’s top prize. N8 Mattson is still the reigning PWO TV Champion and looks to become PWO’s first-ever dual champion and solidify the dominance of The Sons of Michigan. M-Dogg Matt Cross looks to FINALLY achieve a goal he has been fighting to attain for over a year – a shot at the title he once wore so proudly but was screwed out of so heinously. N8 has been looking on at Gargano title defenses for months. M-Dogg has been chasing a PWO Title shot for over a year. Will Gargano battle Michigan’s finest or will Gargano’s promise of and M-Dogg title match finally be granted by PWO management after this tournament final? Who will move on to challenge Gargano, and will they be the next PWO Champion?

Bounty Match: Jason Bane vs. Brian Bender
Bane continues to be a marked man thanks to Aaron Maguire’s ever-growing bounty, and this week former Clash member Brian Bender attempts to collect. Bender and former championship partner Ernie Ballz have been embroiled in a weeks-long debate over whom truly carried their Clash tag team. While Ballz has attempted to prove his point by guiding a new tag team, Eric Ryan & Corey Winters, Bender has attempted to prove his point by battling PWO’s most dangerous athletes, including Krimson, and now PWO’s Most Dominant Man, Jason Bane. This bounty has only motivated Bane, helping push him to get in the best shape of his entire career. Can Bender end Bane’s career and become a rich man overnight? Or will Aaron Maguire’s plan be thwarted again?

“Big Bear” Benjamin Boone vs. Isaac Montana
“Son of Michigan” member Ben Boone may still be unpinned, but suffered a painful countout loss this past week to send him packing from the PWO Title Tournament. This week, Boone attempts to take out his frustrations by digging his claws into Isaac Montana of the Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew. Will Montana end Boone’s unpinned streak or will Boone take out his frustrations?

Women’s Action: Portia Perez vs. Sassy Steph
Our format sheet says “Portia Perez”. Our eyes tell us we’ve seen Portia Perez in recent weeks on television. However, according to this young woman, her name is not Portia. It is “Dr. Monstrous” and she is a superhero. Yep. A superhero. In a poorly constructed children’s costume that does as little as possible to conceal her identity. After being unable to score a win in PWO, Portia disappeared for a number of months, announcing she would “call a close friend”. What we got is Dr. Monstrous. We’re not sure the details, and if we are actually supposed to believe this gag, but Sassy Steph, making her PWO return after an over two year absence, has the task of figuring out how to conquer our apparent newfound hero. Does Por—er, Dr. Monstous really possess powers not of this Earth. Or perhaps more accurately – does she think she does?

Plus: Comments from Krimson, Super Hentai, The Homeless Handicap Connection, and more!


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Pro Wrestling Ohio is a regional independent professional wrestling organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since opening its doors in October 2007, PWO has been televised via the Sports Time Ohio network, official television home of the Cleveland Indians, available in over 4 million homes via basic cable and available nationwide via select sports packages on both DirecTV and Dish Network. PWO utilizes the most exciting and talented professional wrestlers in the region today, with names such as “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, Jason Bane, Johnny Gargano, Portia Perez, N8 Mattson and Mike Tolar. PWO also works closely with various causes, having helped raise funds & awareness for such groups as the Cops & Kids program, Wrestler’s Rescue, and variety of other groups that aid worthy causes and communities. Pro Wrestling Ohio holds live events on a routine basis in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. For more information on PWO, please visit or e-mail

AWF sent this in:

SAT 22MAY, 2010

The Australasian Wrestling Federation (AWF) returns to its home base, the AWF Dojo in Minto on Sat 22 May to present an evening of exciting and fun filled up close and in your face pro-wrestling action.
The AWF Dojo line up will feature the rising wrestlers of the AWF showcasing their talents in entertaining pro-wrestling bouts featuring singles and tag team formats in an event suitable for all ages. AWF aims to raise money to fund new equipment from the event.

This will be the biggest card the AWF Dojo has hosted with an 8 bout card planned that will feature a variety of different personalities and wrestling styles, with the main event for the evening featuring an Australasian Title defense pitting The Freakshow’s Massive Q defending his title against the recently returned from the USA, “The Scientist” Robert Barnes.

In other AWF Title match action, Powerhouse Theo will defend his Commonwealth Championship against New Zealand’s rising warrior Tama Williams, “Mint Condition” Mick Moretti will take on newcomer Ashley Rain, and The Cornershop Connection will defend their Tag Team Titles in a huge 4 Way Tag Team war.

Other exciting bouts on the card will see ladies action featuring popular Campbelltown local girl Mighty Mel, and contender’s bouts featuring the likes of Elite Wrestling’s Bill Flyswat, Dojo favorite The Samoan Warrior, and AWF’s Most Popular Wrestler of 2009 Iron Jay Coles, plus TNT & Max Comic will be in the house.

A loaded card with 8 huge bouts in all! Sausage Sizzle will be available along with drinks and AWF Merchandise. Event promises to be a fun filled evening suitable for wrestling fans of all ages. A great evening of fun for the whole family and will no doubt be a more than memorable night raising money for a good cause.

SAT 22 MAY, 2009

AWF Australasian Championship: Robert “The Scientist” Barnes Vs Massive Q
AWF Commonwealth Championship: Tama Williams Vs Powerhouse Theo
AWF Tag Team Titles: Pestilence Vs Spaceboy & Illusionist Vs Sir Loin & Shane Saw Vs Cornershop Connection
AWF Young Lion’s Championship: Emo Kid Rain Vs Mick Moretti
Bill Flyswat Vs Iron Jay Coles
Omega Vs Samoan Warrior
Grant Linstrom Vs DJ Fusion
Mystery Opponent Vs Mighty Mel

When: Sat 22 May – 7 pm
Where: AWF Dojo / Southwest Kickboxing- 7/32 Swettenham Rd, Minto
Cost: $15 donation available at the door on the night or by booking at AWF Website at or by emailing
Enquiries: 0410 691 377



AWF School of Pro-Wrestling at Minto, NSW is starting its next Beginners Course on 5 June, 2010,so if you have been considering taking the correct steps to becoming a highly skilled pro-wrestler, applications for the Winter Semester (June, July, August) are available now and should be returned asap. Visit the school page for course details and email for an application form


SAT 28 AUGUST, 2010: 11AM – 2PM
$100 – ENROLL NOW!

AWF School of Pro-Wrestling at Minto, NSW will be holding a Pro-Wrestling Training Seminar hosted by former TNA stand out Sonjay Dutt, and AWF School of Pro-Wrestling Head Trainer TNT. The Seminar will be open to all ages and will have a particular emphasis on Cruiserweight / X Division Style wrestling. For those interested email to reserve your spot.


Sat 19 Sun 20 June 2010
Supanova Sydney
The Dome
Homebush, NSW

Sat 26 Sun 27 June 2010
Supanova Perth
Claremont Showgrounds
Perth, WA

Fri 9 July 2010
This Is AWF Wrestling
The Cube
Campbelltown, NSW

Sun 18 July 2010
This Is AWF Wrestling
Gosford RSL
West Gosford, NSW

Sat 21 August 2010
PsychoticSlam 2010
The Entrance Leagues Club
Bateau Bay, NSW

Fri 27 August 2010
PsychoticSlam 2010
Penrith Panthers
Penrith, NSW

Sat 28 August 2010
PsychoticSlam 2010
Newcastle Diggers
Mayfield, NSW

More dates to be announced!

Thank you for your support of AWF Wrestling!


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AWF Winter News Update to follow in coming weeks. Big news ahead!! Stay tuned.