William Hatfield sent this in:
Vice President of Dragon Gate USA & Booker/Owner of EVOLVE Wrestling, Gabe Sapolsky is now on The Wrestling Hotseat at http://www.myvirtualbc.com/wrestlinghotseat.htm
He’s been the mind behind the creation of not one, but three highly successful and visible professional wrestling companies. Rising to prominence in Ring of Honor, Gabe Sapolsky has gained a loyal following of both fans and talent. In art and life, it’s rare that such genius is also tempered with such humility. I also join Gabe in praise of the fans of Wrestling Hotseat for always sending in the best questions. This interview with a brilliant mind who rarely does interviews, proves why Wrestling Hotseat is the thinking man’s (and woman’s) wrestling interview show. In this rare 30 minute interview we discuss many aspects of his career including:
* Does he still have stickers on the infamous booking book (as seen in Kayfabe Commentaries’ Gabe Sapolsky ROH Book of Secrets DVD)
* Can you create fan interaction on a show?
* Does a booker need complete control?
* How important are blogs, YouTube, and other forms of social media
* Using talent from the home Dragon Gate promotion for DGUSA
* BxB Hulk’s new look and if it’s affected him in the United States
* His blogs and writing and the therapeutic aspects of writing
* The impact of illegal streaming and internet piracy, how to fight it and what it does for business
* Utilizing the right amount of talent
* Unfair criticisms of show length during his ROH tenure
* The support of the fans and what it means to him personally and professionally
* What fans can expect from this Friday’s DGUSA PPV “Enter the Dragon” on In Demand Friday Sept. 10th at 10 pm EST
* Why fans should come at watch Evolve 5: Danielson vs. Sawa this Saturday Sept. 11 at the Rahway Rec Center, NJ (bell time p.m.)
and Much More!
In this interview Gabe Sapolsky gives us some valuable insight into the man and philosophies of someone who has created so many memorable events in wrestling. His writing and booking talent has allowed many anonymous wrestlers to grow into stars and become the modern day Superstars of the sport. With a full plate and a hectic schedule, we thank Gabe for taking the time to speak with us and sincerely hope you will check out Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE. You can learn more about Dragon Gate USA at http://www.dgusa.tv . You can also learn more about how Gabe continues to redefine professional wrestling with EVOLVE, the stars featured, and current and upcoming DVD releases by visiting them online at http://www.evolvewrestling.com
You can listen to the interview at http://www.myvirtualbc.com/wrestlinghotseat.htm via streaming flash player or mp3 download for free at
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Upcoming Dragon Gate USA & Evolve Shows and Events!
For More Info Visit http://www.dgusa.tv
DGUSA “ENTER THE DRAGON 2010” PPV
PREMIERES ON PPV SEPT. 10, 2010
JOHNNY GARGANO vs. CIMA.
ADAM COLE vs. ARIK CANNON vs. CHUCK TAYLOR vs. RICOCHET – 4 Way match
DRAKE YOUNGER vs. NARUKI DOI
SCOTT REED (w/Nicole) vs. RICH SWANN
KAMIKAZE USA (Jon Moxley & YAMATO & Gran Akuma & Akira Tozawa) vs. CHIKARA SEKIGUN (Mike Quackenbush & Hallowicked & Masato Yoshino & Jigsaw) – 8 Man Elimination match
BxB HULK vs. MASAAKI MOCHIZUKI – DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate title match
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For More Info Visit http://www.evolvewrestling.com
EVOLVE 5: Danielson vs. Sawa
Sept. 11th, 2010
Rahway Rec Center
275 E. Milton Avenue, 07065
Tickets now on sale in the EVOLVEwrestling.com Shop or by calling 267-519-9744.
Homicide will be a special guest at this card. He will be available for autographs.
-The Main Event-
Bryan Danielson (1-0) vs. Munenori Sawa (1-0)
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-Chasing The Leader-
Chuck Taylor (3-0) vs. Mike Quackenbush (0-0)
-WSU World Title Match-
Mercedes Martinez defends vs. Amazing Kong
-One Win On The Line-
Brad Allen (2-1) vs. Johnny Gargano (2-2) vs. Gran Akuma (1-1) vs. Jon Moxley (0-1) vs. Frightmare (0-0) vs. Rich Swann (0-0)
-Battle For 3-
Sami Callihan (2-0) vs. Drake Younger (2-0)
-Special Challenge Match-
Jimmy Jacobs (3-1) vs. Adam Cole (1-1)
-Tag Team Rematch-
Cheech & Cloudy (2-0) vs. Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon (1-3)
-Special Attraction Match-
Kyle O’Reilly (2-1) vs. Ricochet (1-2)