Indy News Update #2 for March 2, 2011
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ECWA Pro Wrestling sent this in:
The 8th competitor in the 15th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament is AUSTIN ARIES!!!!
Austin Aries joins Tommaso Ciampa , Sami Callahan, Adam Cole, Shockwave the Robot, Rich Swann, Bobby Shields and Shiima Xion in the 15th Annual ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament on Apr 30th in Voorhees, NJ!!!
Whether you know him as “A Double,” “Austin Starr,” or as “the Greatest Man That Ever Lived,” many fans worldwide recognize Austin Aries as one of the best professional wrestlers and performers in the sport today.
Aries, who debuted in the mid-west in 2000, made his first big mark on the wrestling world on April 3, 2004 at the 8th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament in Wilmington , DE. Aries defeated Shawn Daivari in the quarter-finals and John Walters in the semi-finals before losing the finals to “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels, which was Daniels second Super 8 Tournament Championship as he also won it in 2000 defeating Scoot Andrews in the finals that year.
But Aries found out that you don’t have to WIN the Super 8 to have it help your career. Though he lost that final match, his Super 8 performance is what the fans, Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) magazine and the wrestling world was talking about in the aftermath.
The Super 8 helped Aries jumpstart his storied career, one that has seen two stints in Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling, a run in Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling and most recently as a feature performer in both EVOLVE and Dragon Gate USA (DG-USA). Aries was able to capture the ROH Heavyweight Title on two occasions and the ROH Tag Team Title on one occasion with Roderick Strong.
And while the Super 8 gave Aries the exposure and platform to showcase his talents, it is his personality, drive, athleticism and innovative offense that have afforded him with his success.
Seven years later, Aries remembers his Super 8 experience fondly. Aries said in one conversation with ECWA management that up until he competed in the 2004 Super 8, he never really worked outside the mid-west and had never really been tested with the level of competition that the tournament and Christopher Daniels gave him.
Aries now comes back to the Super 8, this time in the role of the veteran, whose experience and talent can help mold others as he was in 2004!
Recently, Aries has found himself at a cross-road, as he has been re-evaluating his career which has been well documented in the pro wrestling community. Regardless, Aries is looking forward to return to the tournament that helped launch his career and win the Super 8 trophy, something that eluded him in 2004, but it will not be an easy task with a diversified, talented and “hungry” field of seven competitors in Tommaso Ciampa , Sami Callahan, Adam Cole, Shockwave the Robot, Rich Swann, Bobby Shields and Shiima Xion!
This year’s tournament will take place at the Flyers’ Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, a move ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia hopes will make it more accessible to ADDITIONAL fans in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, while still being close to Delaware. Either way, it will make this year’s Super 8 tournament more centrally located than ever before. For more information on Super 8, keep checking back at ecwaprowrestling.com and thebradyhicks.com.
AKA: Austin Starr
Weight: 202 lbs
Hails From: Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Years Pro: 11
Feuds: Roderick Strong, Samoa Joe, Tyler Black, Bryan Danielson, Jimmy Jacobs, Christopher Daniels, Low Ki
Trained by: Eddie Sharkey, Terry Fox
Style of Wrestling: Fast-paced, high risk, cruiser/junior
– Powerdrive Elbow
– 450° splash
– Horns of Aries / Last Chancery
– Mid-American Wrestling (MAW) Junior Heavyweight Championship
– Midwest Championship Wrestling (MWCW) Light Heavyweight Championship
– Midwest Independent Association of Wrestling (MIAW) Cruiserweight Championship
– Minnesota Independent Wrestling (MIW) Cruiserweight Championship
– NWA Midwest X Division Championship
– Neo Pro Wrestling (NPW) Cruiserweight Championship
– NPW Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
– Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) ranked #25 of the best 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2010
– Pro Wrestling WAR (PWW) Heavyweight Championship
– Ring of Honor (ROH) World Championship (2 times)
– ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Roderick Strong
– Steel Domain Wrestling (SDW) Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with “The Piston” Ted Dixon
Inspirations: Dynamite Kid, The Great Muta, Jerry Lynn, Cactus Jack, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, Austin Idol
Aspirations: “While I am currently re-evaluating my career, one of my immediate goals is of course to win the ECWA Super 8 Tournament and trophy, something that eluded me in 2004’s tournament.”
SUPER 8 NEWS
East Coast Wrestling Association
ECWA 15th Annual SUPER 8 Tournament
April 30th, 2011
Flyers Skate Zone
601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Doors Open 3PM
Meet the Super 8 Competitors 3-330 PM
Bell Time 4PM
Tickets: $20 front row; all other seats General Admin $15
All of our shows are family friendly and suitable for kids.
15th Annual SUPER 8 Participants
#1- Tommaso Ciampa
#2- “New Horror” Sami Callihan
#3- Adam Cole
#4- SHOCKWAVE the Robot
#5- Rich Swann
#6- “Beautiful” Bobby Shields
#7- Shiima Xion
#8- Austin Aries (just announced)
Guest Host to be announced
BONUS Non-Tournament Match #1- to be announced
BONUS Non-Tournament Match #2- to be announced
Tune into IN THE ROOM every Tuesday for more Super 8 news and interviews with Brady Hicks at www.thebradyhicks.com. You can also check out archived interviews with the first three competitors as well as other great interviews with AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Kevin Thorn, Don West and many more!!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE & THE DOOR
For info and reserved seating call (609) 220-5598
or e-mail at: email@example.com
$20 FIRST ROW; ALL OTHERS SEATS GENRAL ADMISSION $15
ECWA WEB PAGE: www.ecwaprowrestling.com
ECWA SUPER 8 PAGE w/ bios and interviews:
ECWA SUPER 8 FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=177914895579221
CHIKARA sent this in:
CHIKARA: 7 bouts confirmed for our Williamsport, PA (Saturday, Mar. 12th)!
It’s less than two weeks away – the CHIKARA gang hits Williamsport on Saturday evening, March 12th! Catch us live at the Campbell Street Center as we present the U.S. return of joshi great Toshie Uematsu, and Eddie Kingston will be face-to-face with The Band! Get your advance tickets now on our website! The card thus far:
~MAIN EVENT TRIOS MATCH!~
vs. Claudio Castagnoli/Sara Del Rey/Tim Donst
~BATTLE OF THE BIG BOYS!~
Willie Richardson vs. Tursas
~AUSTRALIA vs. JAPAN!~
Madison Eagles vs. Toshie Uematsu
The Osirian Portal vs. Kizarny & The Batiri
~ONE ON ONE!~
Fire Ant vs. Icarus
~EPIC 8-MAN TAG!~
Dasher Hatfield/Sugar Dunkerton/Scott Parker/Shane Matthews
vs. Brodie Lee/Grizzly Redwood/Vin Gerard/STIGMA
Marshe Rockett/Acid Jaz vs. Lince Dorado/Pinkie Sanchez
Season 10 is here:
“Operation Big Freeze”
3.12.2011 – Saturday Evening
Live @ The Campbell Street Center
600 Campbell Street
in Williamsport, PA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm!
“Creatures from the Tar Swamp”
3.13.2011 – Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The Warsaw
261 Driggs Ave.
in Brooklyn, NY!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!
King of Trios 2011
4.15 – 4.16 – 4.17 – Friday – Saturday – Sunday
Live @ The former ECW Arena
7 W. Ritner St.
in Philadelphia, PA!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm on Friday, April 15th!
Our homebase: www.chikarapro.com – Updated daily!
New to CHIKARA? Start here: www.chikara101.com
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/CHIKARAoffice
Get free updates on your mobile device: twitter.com/chikarapro
Join our official fan club: www.chikarmy.com
On Facebook! www.facebook.com/CHIKARMY
On MySpace! www.myspace.com/chikarapro
Dennis Wright sent this in:
Atomic Championship Wrestling presents “ACW vs Breast Cancer,” a benefit show
for local cancer centers, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Stevens Fire Hall, 91
Stevens Road, Stevens, PA.
This event is so special that appearing that night will be wrestling superstars
Big Vito, Justin Credible and MANU!
ACW gives back to the community as this show will benefit three local cancer
centers in the Denver area – Sandra & Malcolm Berman Com…prehensive Breast
Care Center, Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute and John M. McGovern MD
Memorial Oncology Support Program
All of the ACW superstars know of someone who has suffered from this deadly
disease, and will be on hand March 12 to do battle against this disease.
Doors open at 6 pm and bell time is 7 pm
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the doors and kids 5 and under are free
ACW World Heavyweight Championship
(c) Jon Dahmer w/Rizzo vs “The Forgotten Son” Twisted Tate
ACW Tri-State Championship – Three-Way Dance
(c) Hayne vs “The One Man Warning” Bill Bain vs CM Serenyi
ACW Tag Team Championship
(c) Varsity Tommy Golden & JV Mikey X vs Pretty Fly & Fabulous Fred Flash –
ACW Cruiserweight Championship
(c) Magus issues an open challenge to anyone in the locker room
Family Feud Grudge Match
Rob Noxious vs Petey Noxious
James Dylan vs Justin Credible
Student vs Teacher Match
AC Anderson vs MANU
Rockin Rebel vs Mean Mark Mest
High Voltage vs Simply Sexy Scotty Jeffreys & Heavy D
ECW Hat Guy w/Boyboy & The Gang vs Smasher LeBlanc & Moonshine Frank – The
Also appearing will be Big Vito w/Noel Harlow, Kitt, Serious Business Andy
Header, Chase Helms, Ryan Slater and Anthony Graves
NEW ACW MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE! WE ARE BLOWING OUT OUR OLD
MERCHANDISE SO PICK UP SOME GREAT DEALS!
Get your Tickets at TATTOOS BY MASTLE & Co., 10A South 7th Street, Akron PA
17501 – 717-859-2182 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out ACW’s Website www.atomicprowrestling.com or on Facebook at
TWA Pro Wrestling sent this in:
Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Flyers Skate Zone
601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Doors Open 1 PM
Bell Time 2 PM
Tickets are $15 first row ringside & $12 all other seating
Scheduled Card (Subject to Change)
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH for TWA Heavyweight Title: Breaker Morant (c ) vs. Judas Young vs. CUJO the Hellhound
TWA Tag Team Title Match: Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon (c ) vs. The Best Around
Grudge Match: “Hitman” Tony Stetson vs. “Beautiful” Bobby Shields w/ Magnum
Enter the Dragon Match (both men will be blindfolded): Sensei vs. Mr. Ooh La La
“Heart Killer” Chris Wylde vs. “The True Professional” Joshua Daniels
Plus Tag Team action with the “Red, White & BLUE Express” Blue Meanie & Kid America, Women’s Match featuring Brittany Force
And a special appearance by the Original WWE Diva SUNNY!!!
Tickets can be purchased at the door, at select locations or via paypal at: www.twaprowrestling.com or call 609.220.5598
For tickets outlets visit: http://www.twaprowrestling.com/upcomingevents.html
For more information on TWA events, tickets, directions, merchandise, the TWA Wrestling School and advertising & sponsorship opportunities:
– Email email@example.com
– Call 609.220.5598
Visit TWA on FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=135315472291
TWA Mar 20, 2011 FACEBOOK Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=10150096328745982#!/event.php?eid=179623625406848
TWA Sponsors: http://www.twaprowrestling.com/sponsors.html
For information on the TWA’s sister promotion, the longest running independent promotion on the east coast, the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA,) visit: www.ecwaprowrestling.com.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS…
1. ECWA, March 5th at the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, DE
2. TWA, April 9th at Wescott Field in Sewell, NJ
3. April 30th, 15th Annual ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. The competitors are Tommaso Ciampa , Sami Callihan, Adam Cole, Shockwave the Robot Rich Swann, Bobby Shields, Shiima Xion and AUSTIN ARIES. For tickets and info call 609.220.5598
Listen to IN THE ROOM podcast w/ Brady Hicks at http://thebradyhicks.com/ for Super 8 news and interviews with this year’s competitors plus great interviews with today’s top stars. New shows are posted every Tues at 10 PM. Some past interviews available on the site are with Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Serena Deeb and many more!
Listen to radio broadcast commentary of live ECWA & TWA events at sports.heartstopperradio.com with Heart Stopper Radio (HRTSTPR) and your hosts Brandon Tull, “Dean of Mean” Jeff Malinowski and Brady Hicks!