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Smart Mark Video’s “What’s Up?” for April 11

Price Reduction on Chikara & IWA Mid-South DVDs
All 2007 or older releases have been reduced by 25% for a limited time only!

*New Releases*

IWA East Coast DVD March 22, 2009 “Scarcade” – Charleston, WV
1. Zac Vincent vs. M-Dogg 20
2. Eric Darkstorm vs. Shawn Day
3. Pat McAfee vs. Warpig
4. The Murder Junkies (Juggulator & Sam Hane) vs. The Crazies (Elkview Adam & Colton Collins)
5. Vance Desmond vs. Trik Nasty
6. Shiima Xion vs. Egotistico Fantastico
7. Dubles Tables Match: Viper vs. David Day
8. Taipei Death Match: Christian Faith vs. Mad Man Pondo
9. German I Quit Match with Light Tubes, Lit Candles & Barbwire Droptraps: Toby Klein vs. Thumbtack Jack

Price: $20

wXw DVD January 10, 2009 “Back 2 the Roots VIII” – Oberhausen, Germany
This is a nice all European show without any talent from America or Japan. Still it happens to be one of the nicer events in quite some time which got really good reviews from the German fans.
The main event has been built up for years with this being the big match between the guy who won the world title at the last 16 Carat, Steve Douglas, and the man who took the whole tournament, Bad Bones. This is a heated and super-intense match with stiff strikes and insane bumps between two guys who have been feuding forever.
Also, the show has two fun tag matches in Kartel vs Crimson City Saga and Revolution Purple vs The Thrillers which absolutely show the state of the art in European tag team wrestling.
1. Absolute Andy vs. Emil Sitoci
2. Alaska Catch: Andrew Patterson & Karsten Beck vs. Big Van Walter
3. Revolution Purple vs. The Thrillers
4. Martin Stone vs. Michael Kovac
5. Axel Dieter Jr. vs. Dan Marshall
6. Crimson City Saga vs. The Kartel
7. Bad Bones vs. Steve Douglas


Price: $15

wXw DVD December 13, 2008 “8th Anniversary” – Oberhausen, Germany
This is wXws 8th birthday show at the Saint in Oberhausen and also the end of the year 2008. The main event features Bad Bones and Claudio Castagnoli for the vacant wXw World Heavyweight championship in an excellent heavyweight encounter.
Also, the two other wXw belts are defended. Doug Williams and Martin Stone are putting the tag straps on the line against the outside duo of Crazy Sexy Mike & Ahmed Chaer who have been dominating tag team divisions in Germany and France. Emil Sitoci caps of his feud with Marc Roudin for the lightweight belt.
Also on the card there is the super-over match between Bryan Danielson and Absolute Andy which features an AMAZING face versus heel dynamic with Danielson hitting the over the shoulder armbreaker about 25 times in a row.
1. Big van Walter vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
2. Big van Walter & The Kartel vs. Crimson City Saga & Dan Marshall
3. Revolution Purple vs. Thumbtack Jack & Karsten Beck
4. Absolute Andy vs. Bryan Danielson
5. Emil Sitoci vs. Marc Roudin
6. Doug Williams & Martin Stone vs. Ahmed Chaer & Crazy Sexy Mike
7. Bad Bones vs. Claudio Castagnoli

Price: $15

CZW 4/11 – Philadelphia, PA
Chikara 4/25 – Easton, PA
Chikara 4/26 – Philadelphia, PA

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The Stro sent this in:

Former WCW and current NWA star The Stro has released his new column. In it he talks about the Undertaker/HBK match at Wrestlemania, Ricky Steamboat, his upcoming movie, and much more! You can go to it here: