Indy News Update #1 for March 21, 2011
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The 1st Annual NWA Smoky Mountain Cup takes place on Friday, April 1 in Kingsport, TN. The event will be held at the historic Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Bell time has been moved to 7:00 PM as this will feature 10 huge matches…. 12 men will compete for the NWA Smoky Mountain Cup. There will be 6 singles matches and the winners of those matches will advance to a 6 Way Elimination Match to crown the winner of tournament.

In addition to the NWA Smoky Cup Tournament, on April 1 we will present one of the biggest Grudge Match’s in the history of wrestling in East Tennessee as NWA Smoky Mountain Commissioner, “High Risk” Robbie Cassidy comes out of retirement for 1 night only to take on the man who put him into retirement, The current NWA Smoky Mountain Heavyweight Champion, “The Strong Style Redneck” Chris Richards.

It was June 19, 2010 when Richards choke slammed Cassidy into 6 chairs enroute to becoming champion. 2 days later, Cassidy had career ending back surgery to repair the damaged caused by Richards. Cassidy says that he still has 1 good fight left in him and he is going to ignore his doctors’ orders and bring that fight to Richards on April 1 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium.

Here is the Card:

***Main Event***
Non Sanctioned – No Rules
Returning for 1 Night Only: “High Risk” Robbie Cassidy
“Tennessee Redneck” Chris Richards
w/ Rob Knight

***Special Attraction***
6 Person Mixed Tag Team Match
Tony “The Dragon” Givens, “Handsome” Beau James
& SSW Ladies Champion, Misty James
Kole Layton King, Scott Sterling
& Ashlee Hope

***NWA Smoky Mountain Cup Tournament***

The Winners of the 6 1st Round Matches will face off
in a 6 Way Elimination Match to determine the winner of
the NWA Smoky Mountain Cup!

***1st Round Matches***

“The Real Deal” Chase Owens vs. “24 Karat” Eddie Golden

“The Cold” Alyx Winters vs. “Dangerous” Gavin Darring

Jason “The Gift” Kincaid vs. New NWA Smoky Mountain Champion, Keith Knox

SSW Champion, Frank Parker vs. The Winner of a Battle Royal

NWA Main Event’s Shawn Shultz vs. TBA

NWA National Heavyweight Champion, Chance Prophet vs. TBA

*Card Subject to Change*

Doors Open at 6:15 PM

Tickets are $12 Front Row; $10 General Admission

Advanced Front Row Tickets for $2 off at:
Ever More Comics & Games
1451 E Center St (Across the street and 1 block west of the Civic Auditorium)
Kingsport, TN 37664
(423) 245-0364

Or online at


CHIKARA sent this in:

King of Trios 2011: Update on Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki and Dick Togo!

The weekend of April 15, 16 and 17th will see 48 wrestlers converge on the former ECW Arena in South Philadelphia for the monstrous King of Trios 2011! Thus far, no trio has sparked interest equal to that of Team Michinoku Pro – the Great Sasuke, Jinsei “Hakushi” Shinzaki and Dick Togo. As Michinoku Pro is based in the northeastern quadrant of Japan, it has been heavily affected by the recent earthquake and resulting tragedies. However, we were informed by the Michinoku Pro office as of March 19th that all their representatives are still planning to appear as scheduled at King of Trios 2011!
The 16 trios announced for the biggest weekend in independent pro-wrestling are:

-Team Michinoku Pro (Great Sasuke/Dick Togo/Jinsei Shinzaki)
-Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge/Daisuke Harada/Ultimate Spider, Jr.)
-Team Dragon Gate (Super Shisa/Akira Tozawa/Kagetora)
-Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid/Arik Cannon/Darin Corbin)
-Manami Toyota/Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw
-The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant/Green Ant)
-F.I.S.T. (Icarus/Chuck Taylor/Johnny Gargano)
-The Osirian Portal (Ophidian/Hieracon/Amasis)
-Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz/Marshe Rockett/Willie Richardson)
-The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield/Sugar Dunkerton) with Matt Classic
-Sinn “Kizarny” Bodhi & The Batiri (Obariyon/Kodama)
-A trio representing the BDK captained by Tim Donst
-Team Australia (Tama Williams/Percy/Kabel)
-TNA star Amazing Red with the Maximos!
-The Spectral Envoy (Hallowicked/Frightmare/UltraMantis Black)
-Team 3.0le! (El Generico, Scott “Jagged” Parker/Shane Matthews)

Season 10 is here:

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!

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SSW Power Half Hour 3.20.11

This Week’s Program you will see a special award presentation to Misty James from GCWR in Mobile,AL, WWE Legend Paul Bearer stops by, a look at the TV Champion Ray Idol, Beau James w/ Misty James vs. Kole Layton King w/ Ashlee Hope, plus news on upcoming events and more