Indy News Update #2 for September 3, 2010
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William Hatfield sent this in:
Georgia wrestling star, Murder One is now on The Wrestling Hotseat at http://www.myvirtualbc.com/wrestlinghotseat.htm
He is one of the hardest working wrestlers in Georgia, having worked in a variety of promotion, Murder One has done a lot, but he isn’t done yet. From getting his start courtesy of the GWF, to working alongside New Jack, adversity seems to fuel this driven wrestling star. We reflect on Murder One’s time in the business and prepare for what’s next! In this 30 minute interview we discuss many aspects of his career including:
* Being trained by Steve Lawler with the Global Wrestling Federation training school
* Being teamed with New Jack as part of the Gangstas extended family
* Training Jimmy Rave, Kory Chavis and many others he helped with…
* Thoughts on Austin Creed
* Memories of Georgia wrestling
* His run in NWA Wildside including how he made a believer out of one doubter
* Working in Deep South Wrestling and what he learned from The Assassin Jody Hamilton
* thoughts on his partner in the Usual Suspects, AJ Steele
* memories of his career
* Thoughts on being locked up and what it means for those on the outside to stay in touch
* How he wishes to bring tag team wrestling back to prominence, Jimmy Rave being the one who is going to bring Georgia wrestling to the world, and Rampage Pro Wrestling…
and Much More!
Murder One will be part of the Dragon Con this weekend, as well as a huge show by Rampage Pro Wrestling (see attached flyer) on Saturday September 4th. Be sure to check them out!
You can listen to the interview at http://www.myvirtualbc.com/wrestlinghotseat.htm via streaming flash player or mp3 download for free at
For booking Murder One for wrestling, autograph signings, or personal appearances, please contact Bill Behrens at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
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ECWA sent this in:
JIM KETTNER SPEAKS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM THE ECWA
To hear what Kettner has to say visit www.ecwaprowrestling.com
East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) – A New Era Begins!*
Sat, Sept 18th, 2010
Greater Newark Boys’ & Girls’ Club
109 Glasgow Drive, Rt. 40 & #1 Positive Place
Newark, DE 19702
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Bell Time: 7:30 PM
AIR CONDITIONER in the BUILDING IS FIXED!!!!!
For all show information, venue, tickets, directions visit
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
For info and reserved seating call (609) 220-5598
or e-mail at: email@example.com
$17.00 adults over 13 years of age
$12.00 children 12 years of age and under
$10.00 special price for all those Boys’ & Girls’ Club Members with ID
Card Subject to Change.
ECWA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: MEGA (c) vs. “A-List” Andrew Ryker w/ Arthur Avalon
ECWA TAG-TEAM TITLE MATCH – FAN FAVORITES DREAM MATCH – FIRST TIME EVER: Matt & Bryan Logan (c) vs. “The Heavyweights” Dan Eckos & Sean Royal
ECWA MID-ATLANTIC TITLE MATCH: Nick Logan (c) vs. Bazooka Joe
Making his ECWA Debut, “the World’s Only Breakdancing, Wrestling Robot” SHOCKWAVE the Robot vs. Mr. Scott Wright
Making their ECWA Debut, “The Red, White & BLUE Express” The Blue Meanie & Kid America vs. Mr. Ooh La La & making his ECWA debut “The Midnight Idol” Nicky Benz
FIRST TIME EVER IN THE ECWA: Chase Del Monte vs. Aden Chambers
“The Heart Killer” Chris Wylde vs. Travis Blake
Courageous Cruz vs. making his ECWA Debut CUJO the Hellhound
“The Fighting Paramedic” Corey Blaze vs. Jason Leigh
Plus…Magnum’s Top Model Search!
A Special Video Message from ECWA Founder Jim Kettner!
Also appearing…”The Beast” Glen Osbourne, Freak Nastty, JJ Crew Guy, “Chick Magnet” Mozart Fontaine, “The Pitbull” Timothy Richards, Jason XXXL, Press Agent Gus Grand and Sebastian Night!
*Delaware Dept of State Advertising Permit No. 100
NEWS & NOTES…
MEGA DEFENDS THE ECWA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON SPETEMBER 18th AGAINST “A-LIST” ANDREW RYKER
In January 2010, “A-List” Andrew Ryker and MEGA had a confrontation in the ring that resulted in an impromptu match between the two. Ryker did not even have his wrestling gear on. After a back and forth battle, MEGA defeated Ryker, scoring a huge win for himself. Months later, MEGA went on to realize a dream when he won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship from Bazooka Joe.
Unbeknownst to many, Ryker went to ECWA founder and then promoter Jim Kettner to plead his case that the loss to MEGA should be voided as he never had a contract signed for the match and he never had time to prepare either. Ryker did make known though that he wanted an official match with MEGA in the future, this time for the ECWA Heavyweight Championship! Despite Ryker’s questionable tactics, Kettner agreed to both requests as he could not argue that the January match was not signed and sanctioned and also believed that Ryker was a worthy contender.
Kettner never had the chance to make the match before he decided to retire from the ECWA in August. When Kettner turned over the reigns to new ECWA promoter Mike Tartaglia, one of the stipulations was that Tartaglia honor the promise he made to Ryker. Tartaglia had no qualms about that request, and in fact thought that such a championship match would be a great way to kick off the New Era in the ECWA on September 18, 2010 in Newark, DE.
The match is officially signed and sanctioned, MEGA will defend his ECWA Heavyweight Championship against “A-List” Andrew Ryker with his ever present personal ring announcer Arthur Avalon by his side. Will MEGA continue to live the dream? Or will Ryker turn that dream into a nightmare? Come on out September 18th to find out.
ECWA FAN’S DREAM MATCH AS THE LOGAN BROTHERS DEFEND THE ECWA TAG TEAM TITLE AGAINST THE HEAVYWEIGHTS
The Logans Brothers, Matt, Bryan & Nick, have had a successful, but tough year in 2010.
Bryan suffered a leg injury that kept him out of the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Team Title Tournament in June. Nick, who took Bryan’s place, teamed with Matt in the tournament also suffered a leg injury after their semi-final win over Rob Eckos & Billy Bax when Eckos & Bax attacked Nick out of frustration over their loss. An injured Nick went to the finals with Matt, but ultimately lost to the current TWA Tag Team Champions “The Best Around” Bruce Maxwell & TJ Cannon as Maxwell & Cannon were fresh and injury free and received a second round bye into the finals while the Logans had already had two tough matches. The war between the Logans and the Best Around continues in the TWA today.
If that was not enough, Nick Logan received an serious neck injury in the ECWA at the Super 8 on July 10th in a match where he and his brothers defeated the West Coast Wrestling Association and walked away with the ECWA Tag Team Titles and the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title. Nick did make a successful return in August and defeated Aden Chambers, although not without difficulty as it seems his neck is still not 100%.
The Heavyweights have been sidetracked a bit as of late. Dan Eckos made a great showing in singles matches in the Super 8 and also in August against Chris Wylde and Andrew Ryker. Also, in August, Sean Royal’s makeshift team with Jason Leigh ended in disaster as Leigh seemingly out of nowhere turned on Royal and the fans and professed his hatred for the USA and his new kindled love for Canada.
Royal and Eckos have now rededicated themselves to tag team wrestling while the Logans return to the ECWA having put their feud with WCWA behind them. New ECWA promoter Mike Tartaglia saw this as a great opportunity to kick off the New Era in the ECWA on September 18, 2010 in Newark, DE by giving the ECWA loyal fans a DREAM MATCH between two of the most popular teams ever in the ECWA. For the first time ever The Logan Brothers will meet the Heavyweights for the ECWA Tag Team Titles on September 18th. Be there to witness it live!!!
ECWA SUPER 8 COVERAGE IN PWI MAGAZINE
A BIG Thank You to PWI Magazine for their coverage of the 14th Annual ECWA Super 8!!! Super 8 coverage in the Nov 2010 issue (NXT cover and also PWI Female 50 issue) includes a 6 page feature story, Before the Bell, Spotlight Card of the Month in Arena Reports with photos and coverage in the Indy Round-Up column! Congrats to the this year’s competitors- ECWA’s own Scott Wright, Chase Del Monte and Chris Wylde (who received a full time spot on the ECWA roster based on his performance). Also congrats to Alex Reynolds, Brian Milonas, former WWE Star U-Gene (aka Eugene and Nick Dinsmore), Tomaso Ciampa (who made it to the finals the 2nd year in a row) and the tournament winner Austin “Consequences” Creed! Creed was offered a WWE developmental deal following the tournament. And thank you to the rest of the ECWA locker room who once a year compete in the ECWA Summit and non-tournament matches and allow the Super 8 competitors to perform on their platform. Also, check out Darren Young on the cover w/ NXT. Darren Young (aka “Bonecrusher” Fred Sampson and Frederick of Hollywood) is a former regular member of the ECWA locker room. Pick up your issue today!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ECWA ALUMNUS KAVAL (AKA LOW KI)
Congratulations to WWE Superstar Kaval (aka Low Ki and aka Senshi) on winning the second season of WWE NXT. If ever there was someone who deserved the recognition and the opportunity it is Low Ki. WWE fans are just learning what ECWA fans knew 10 years ago, and that is the talent of Low Ki. Low Ki is the 2001 ECWA Super 8 Champion, a former ECWA Tag Team Champion with “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (aka Daniel Bryan) and Xavier and is a member of the 2007 ECWA Hall of Fame. Good luck and best wishes to Low Ki.
ECWA Web Page: www.ecwaprowrestling.com
ECWA Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=124627284251717&ref=ts
ECWA Sept 18 Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=147069778648286&index=1
For information on ECWA’s sister promotion, the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) visit www.twaprowrestling.com
CHIKARA sent this in:
CHIKARA: 5 Matches Announced for our NYC debut on Sunday, September 19th!
The month of September will see the greatest female wrestler of all time finally arrive in the United States! CHIKARA is proud to present legendary Hall of Famer Manami Toyota, Japan’s “Flying Angel,” when we make our first visits to Baltimore and New York City! Today, we can confirm five of the matches that will make up the card of our New York debut:
Manami Toyota & Mike Quackenbush vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Sara Del Rey
~FIRST TIME MEETING!~
Ares vs. Eddie Kingston
~IN PURSUIT OF POINTS!~
The Osirian Portal vs. Delirious & Daizee Haze
Da Soul Touchaz vs. Tursas & Tim Donst & Lince Dorado
Jigsaw & Helios & Equinox vs. The UnStable
Get advance tickets right here: http://www.chikarapro.com/store.shtml
Season 9 is here:
“Eye to Eye”
9.18.2010 – Saturday Evening
Live @ Du Burns Arena!
1301 S. Ellwood Ave.
in scenic Baltimore, MD!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm!
“Through Savage Progress Cuts the Jungle Line”
9.19.2010 – Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The Warsaw!
261 Driggs Avenue
in the nice part of Brooklyn, NY!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!
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