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Indy News Update #1 for July 15, 2010
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RESULTS from TWA JULY 11th at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey

Attendance: 200

Referees: John Finegan & Matt Bennett

Ring Announcer: Bob Artese

Time Keeper: Rocky Musciano

1. Chase Del Monte defeated Aden Chambers in a match where both made their TWA Debuts.

2. In a Four Corners Match for a Future TWA Title Shot, Damian Dragon defeated Ryu Lee, Adam Cole and “The Midnight Idol” Nicky Benz when Dragon pinned Benz.

3. “The Red, White & BLUE Express” The Blue Meanie & Kid America defeated “The Platinum Poppa” Rob Eckos & Mr. Maxx w/ Carlton P. Hightower and Billy Bax.

4. In a Chain Match, “The Hitman” Tony Steston defeated “The Beast” Glen Osbourne. Following the match, Osbourne attacked Stetson before being saved and helped to the dressing room by his tag-team partner “Hitman” Michael Bruno and “The Sensei” Paul Lopresti.

5. TWA Tag Team Title Match, The Best Around (TJ Cannon & Bruce Maxwell) successfully defended the titles against Matt & Bryan Logan when the Logan Brothers were disqualified. Following the match, the Logans were attacked by Eckos, Maxx, Bax and Hightower before Chase Del Monte and the referees stopped the attack.

6. TWA Heavyweight Title Match: Breaker Morant successfully defended the title against former TWA Heavyweight Champion “Mr. Wrestling” Steve Corino w/ “The Certified Genius” Rob Dimension.

Following the loss, Corino and Dimension had words with and attacked the TWA Commissioner Joel Goodhart. Before they could do any serious damage, the Blue Meanie and Kid America ran off Corino and Dimension. Goodhart has said he is contemplating what course of action to take, but is going to take some time to “cool down” before making any official decision. This may very well have been Corino and Dimension’s last appearance in the TWA. Stay tuned to find out more at

7. Special Attraction – Lumberjack Match: “Sensei” Paul Lopresti defeated Cujo the Hellhound via tapout. Following the match, “The Sensei” was then challenged by Geroge Forgedaboutit and his charge Salvatore Soprano. “The Sensei” then defeated Soprano via tapout.

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TWA Pro Wrestling

Saturday, Sept 25, 2010

Flyers Skate Zone

601 Laurel Oak Road

Voorhees, NJ 08043

Doors Open 6PM

Belltime 7PM

Tix are ONLY $12 and $10!!!

All of our shows are FAMILY FRIENDLY and suitable for kids!!!

Scheduled Card*

LAST MAN STANDING MATCH: “Hitman” Tony Stetson vs. “The Beast” Glen Osbourne…the match ends when one of the competitors cannot answer the referee’s count of ten!

Also appearing…

– TWA Heavyweight Champion, Breaker Morant

– TWA Tag Team Champions, “The Best Around” TJ Cannon and Bruce Maxwell

– The Logan Brothers

– from the Jersey Shore Chase Del Monte

– “The Platinum Poppa” Rob Eckos w/ Carlton P Hightower & Mr. Maxx**

– “The Red, White & BLUE Express” former WWE Star The Blue Meanie & Kid America

– pending final approval of TWA Commissioner Joel Goodhart for their actions on July 11, “Mr. Wrestling” Steve Corino & Rob Dimension

-former ECW/TNA Star Julio Dinero

– Adam Cole

– Damian Dragon

– Ryu Lee

– more to be announced

*Card subject to change

**Rob Eckos’ tag team partner Billy Bax was recently evaluated by his physician for his medical issue and deemed that Bax will not be able to return to the ring until October 1, 2010, so Bax will not be able to compete at the Sept 25th event.

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This month’s TWA Fans of the Months are the brothers and sister trio of TYLER MALINOSKI (age 10), HUNTER MALINOSKI (age 6) and SAMANTHA LYNCH (age 11). Tyler, Hunter and Samantha are huge TWA fans and come to all our events with mom, Michele, and dad, Jeff. The family has helped support the TWA in many ways from their patronage to supporting TWA eBay auctions to bearing their TWA shirts and even helping arrange personal appearances for some of our wrestlers and securing venues to host TWA events. Tyler’s favorite TWA stars are “The Red, White & BLUE Express” The Blue Meanie & Kid America, while Hunter’s favorite is Shockwave the Robot. Samantha cites the Logan Brothers as her favorites. The TWA cannot thank this family of TWA enthusiasts enough for their support and the kids were presented with their Fan(s) of the Month Certificates live in the ring Sunday, July 11 at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, by Matt & Bryan Logan. Check our Fan of the Month web page at


– ATTENTION!! A friend of the TWA and the Blue Meanie, Sean Hoff, is helping organize a Beef and Beer Fundraiser with his family and friends for Bill and Mary Hughes, his sister and brother-in-law. The event will take place at Kove Catering in Palmyra, NJ on Saturday July 17. The cost is $25 a ticket and the event runs from 6:30 to 11:00. All funds raised will be put in a trust to help with medical bills and other expenses related to Bill’s illness. There will be a Chinese Auction with lots of really cool stuff that any Philly sports fan would love to add to their collection like Veteran’s Stadium seats, Spectrum seats, autographed items, and tons more!!!!!! For tickets, you can send Sean Hoff a message on Facebook or you can email and we will forward the message to him. Thanks for your support!

-USMC Gloucester County, NJ Toys For Tots Chapter is having its 1st Annual Christmas in July Miniature Golf Outing. The date is July 24th and the time is 10 am to 4 pm. Hosting the outing is Niffty Fiffty’s Resturant at 4670 Route 42 (Black Horse Pike) Turnersville, NJ 08012. The Sponsor is Toys For Tots of Gloucester County NJ.

For more Information call (856) 629-2146.. For more Information call (856) 629-2146. Please come out to support this great event.


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PWL Radio Hosted By Joe Dombrowski 7/14 – Johnny Gargano Returns!

Pro Wresting Live, in preparation for its star-studded event Saturday afternoon, August 7 in Long Branch, NJ, presents “PWL Radio”, a weekly show presented via to set the stage for what will surely be an event to remember. Veteran pro wrestling broadcaster Joe Dombrowski (ROH, 1PW, PWO) hosts the show and gives you all the information you need to know. This week, Johnny Gargano rejoins the show for the most unique and unpredictable interview yet!

Johnny Gargano discusses his recent match with Bryan Danielson, preparation for PWL on August 7th, things that are and are not “Wild & Young”, the television show “Man vs. Food”, Bobby Beverly, CHIKARA, upcoming PWO Wrestlelution 3 August 1st event where he battles “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, predictions for the entire card for PWL “The Rising” on August 7th, shameless begging for gifts, win streaks, the effects of hunger, punching people in the mouth, and more of the nonsensical variety.

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PWO – Pro Wrestling Ohio – the most well-known and widespread regional professional wrestling organization in the area today – presents the third annual installment of its signature annual event on Sunday afternoon, August 1st at the Nautica Pavilion in downtown Cleveland, Ohio as PWO presents “Wrestlelution 3: A Defining Moment”. Gates open at 2:00 pm, with a 3:00 pm belltime.

Pro Wrestling Ohio is happy to be partnered with the Cleveland Police Athletic League (PAL) for this great event. A portion of proceeds from this event will go to the PAL organization. Attending PWO Wrestlelution 3 not only guarantees you an afternoon of action-packed, compelling, family-friendly action, but also means you’re supporting two great organizations that work hard to support you and your communities.

Tickets are on-sale NOW and are as low as $10!

$40 VIP Package (gives you VIP exclusive seating, a commemorative event poster & program, and access to the post-show after party right next door at the Powerhouse Pub to meet all the PWO stars and special guests!) – On sale now exclusively at PWO Shop, located at

$25 Preferred Ringside Seating (Gives you the closest seat in the house, first two rows ringside!) – Available at, All Ticketmaster outlets, and The Nautica Pavilion

$20 Floor Seating (Gives you access to seating right on the floor next to the action behind the front two rows) – Available at, All Ticketmaster outlets, and The Nautica Pavilion

$10 General Admission – (Gives you spacious bleacher seating, the best value and perfect for the whole family!) – Available at PWO Shop, located at, Pit Stop Donuts (4411 Clark Ave. in Cleveland, OH), and at Crazy Dee’s Muzik Palace (20003 Harvard Ave. in Warransville Heights, OH), and the Nautica Pavilion.

Official final card –

PWO Title Match – “The Whole Shebang” JOHNNY GARGANO defends against “M-DOGG 20” MATT CROSS
Johnny Gargano spent much of the past 12 months doing everything he could to be a fighting champion, and to correct the demons of his past and be a champion based on respect and competition. However, when a mystery assailant began mysteriously attacking all of PWO’s top title contenders, the finger of blame was pointed squarely at Gargano. After months of being accused, ostracized, and kicked out of the locker room, videotape evidence proved that Gargano was an innocent man, and it was all a scheme devised by Matt Cross in order to tarnish the reputation Gargano had worked so hard to repair. Cross was upset over Gargano not granting him the PWO Title shot he had promised him last fall. Gargano had attempted to fulfill that promise, but an overwhelming list of title contenders and schedule from PWO management made the task next to impossible. Now, Cross has gone to desperate lengths to force PWO and Gargano to notice him, and receive the opportunity he’s waited a year and a half to receive. Cross fights to reclaim what he feels should have never left his possession – the PWO Title and the recognition of being the best wrestler in Ohio. Gargano is fighting for pride, for his reputation, and for his dignity – to undo six months of torture, and avenge six months of hell in one night. Who will prevail and be the undisputed PWO Champion?

Wrestling Legend “Hacksaw” JIM DUGGAN vs. “Megastar” MARION FONTAINE
Marion Fontaine has been very outspoken and critical of PWO all year, claiming their haphazard marketing ideas nearly led to the ruination of his career. After several very public and heated confrontations and rants, Fontaine was given what some call an opportunity to prove his claims as true, and others call a very deserving punishment for his selfish and demanding personality. Fontaine will battle a true legend of the sport… “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan! Hacksaw has been in the professional wrestling industry for 30 years, and is one of the most endearing and long-lasting personalities of all time. Duggan has captured numerous championships and has competed for the WWF, WCW, WWE, and countless other organizations. On August 1st, Duggan comes to Cleveland to meet his many fans, and to beat some respect into Marion Fontaine. Can Fontaine prove his claims or will Hacksaw prove who the real tough guy is?

RAVEN’s RULES: RAVEN w/Aaron Maguire & Mr. Brinks vs. JASON BANE
Evil agent Aaron Maguire has been at odds with Jason Bane since PWO’s inception in the fall of 2007. Maguire has tried everything and everyone to eliminate Bane from PWO, but nothing has gotten the job done. This past fall, Maguire placed a bounty on Bane’s head – anyone who could end Bane’s career would receive a very large cash reward upwards of $100,000. Still, no one got the job done, and Bane used the adversity as motivation, getting himself in the best shape of his life and proving why he is PWO’s “Most Dominant Man”. Maguire refused to be defeated, so he dug deep into his pockets to hire the services of Raven to meet Bane on August 1st and collect the bounty himself! Raven is one of the most feared and sadistic athletes wrestling has ever seen, a man who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on others, and has dominated ECW, WCW, WWE, and TNA, usually bringing recklessness and chaos along with him. On August 1st, Raven comes to Cleveland with Agent Aaron Maguire and Aaron’s bodyguard, Mr. Brinks, but Jason Bane is more than ready. This match favors Raven, however, as it will be under “Raven’s Rules”, meaning Raven himself sets the rules to the match, which usually results in NO rules! Will Aaron Maguire get his wish or can Bane overcome the biggest threat posed to him to date?

Sex Appeal have reigned a top the tag team scene since the start of 2010. With an unmatched confidence and overbearing ego, Bobby Shields, Bobby Beverly, and Nicki Valentino have considered themselves superior to all other athletes, not only because of their self-proclaimed sexy appearances, but also by the diabolical minds behind them that have kept them a step ahead of all their challengers. Two men Sex Appeal look down on more than anyone are “Handicapped Hero” Gregory Iron, who has battled cerebral palsy all his life, and Hobo Joe, a down on his luck street-dweller used to fighting to survive. Sex Appeal deemed these men “inferior” to them in every way, and took great pride bullying them, injuring them, and outsmarting them. Bobby Beverly has especially targeted Iron based on an incident last year where Iron knocked two of Beverly’s teeth out, sending the superficial star into a panic. However, Iron & Hobo played upon Sex Appeal’s insecurities to goad them into one final match against them… only it would be No Disqualification! Sex Appeal proved they have an ugly side with a recent vicious attack on Greg & Hobo on television, but are they ready for the wild environment of No DQ on August 1st with the PWO Tag Titles at stake?

PWO Television Title: “Omega” AARON DRAVEN defends against “Big Bear” BENJAMIN BOONE
Aaron Draven is PWO’s first, and only two-time, PWO Television champion. After being defeated for the title by N8 Mattson early this year, and injured by Mattson’s “Sons of Michigan” protégé “Big Bear” Ben Boone, it seemed Omega would be out of the title picture permanently. However, Omega returned six weeks later and, showcasing his trademark desire and ability to downplay and block out pain and injury, Omega pursued his goal until he not only received another title shot, but re-captured the gold! When a contract stipulation prevented Mattson from receiving a rematch, he sent the 270 lb. Boone in his place, with a focus and intensity we have seen building for months. Since aligning with Mattson, no one has been able to pin Ben Boone, a streak that has lasted nearly two years! Boone is at his best as he looks to take the PWO TV Title back to Michigan, but Omega will have to beat the near unbeatable to survive. Can Draven find a way to do what no man has done in two years or will the PWO TV Title return to the Sons of Michigan?

Krimson is a tortured soul, and the embodiment of evil. After ten years in wrestling, and many false promises and broken dreams a long the way, Krimson has unleashed his inner anger and is determined to take it out on the entire wrestling business. Krimson has injured countless young wrestlers in an attempt to inflict the same hurt onto wrestling that wrestling had thrust upon him. However, Super Hentai has stood up for these young athletes. Trained in Japan, Hentai stresses respect, discipline, and honor. Hentai works tirelessly as a mentor and trainer to wrestling’s young stars, looking to help the next generation instead of destroy it. Now, the best way to help is to destroy the growing cancer known as Krimson. Can Hentai save the PWO locker room from pure evil or will Krimson continue to run rampant?

When Michael Façade embarrassed Shiima Xion by handing him his first loss in PWO, Shiima went off the deep end and made it his mission to make Façade & his friends suffer. Shiima attacked Façade during an interview and blinded him by spraying him in the eyes with Façade’s own spraypaint. Meanwhile, Shiima hired the returning Gambinos, Mickey & Marshall, to travel to East Lansing, Michigan to attack Façade’s newfound running buddies, Louis Lyndon & Flip Kendrick, collectively known as Aeroform. However, just as Shiima & The Gambinos seemed most dominant, Façade & Aeroform regrouped, and officially united as The Ninja Elite Squad! After a warning message was sent to Marshall “The Bull”, Façade brought new meaning to “eye for an eye” as he blinded Shiima with spraypaint, much as Shiima had done to him. Now, Shiima is injured, as The Gambinos prepare for battle against Façade & Aeroform. Who will their partner be? Can The Gambinos still finish the job given to them by Shiima? Or can The Ninja Elite Squad survive the hit?

The Clash, Ernie Ballz & Brian Bender, dominated tag team wrestling in PWO in 2009, but when an injury struck Ballz down, the team destructed. Both men began to take credit for the team’s success… Ballz blaming his ever-present confidence & strategizing, Bender giving credit to his natural athleticism and ability to carry out the plan. Since then, Ballz has taken to managing the young team of Ryan & Winters, though his Clash-like strategies haven’t been embraced by his new-found team. Meanwhile, Bender has recruited the very men who injured Ernie Ballz in the first place, Luis Diamante & Isaac Montana, The Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew, in order to help his cause. Which of these men can best lead a team? We shall find out August 1st as they both lead charges into battle!

Portia is an internationally-renowned women’s star and one of the most respected in her field. Though, after some lackluster success in PWO it seemed she began to lose her mind. Convinced she, as herself, couldn’t compete in PWO, she transformed herself into “Dr. Monstrous” a less-than convincing superhero alter-ego. Her opponent is Ben Fruith, PWO’s gullible loveable loser, who has been forced into this match by the Sons of Michigan in order to prove he can do just ONE thing without screwing it up. Ben has been the victim of abuse and torture since day one in PWO, and with his dubious “Fruith Roll-Up” maneuver, hopes to finally score a victory. What will happen if Ben Fruith actually wins? What will happen to him if he doesn’t?

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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