'Devil Bhudakahn' Memorial Show, Ontario All Pro and African Wrestling

Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 5:03 PM EST

Joe Dombrowski sent this in:


Several weeks ago, plans were officially announced for a special tribute show for the late James "Devil Bhudakahn" Fawcett, a well-respected fixture in Western Pennsylvania independent wrestling for nearly a decade, who passed away suddenly and tragically this past July at the age of 31. After much hard work and effort, we can indeed confirm further details on what is sure to be an emotional night of tribute and remembrance.

On Saturday night, March 8, 2008, family, friends, co-workers, pupils, and fans alike will gather together at the Carnegie Library (Their Athletic Club), 510 East Tenth Avenue, Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120 to show their love and appreciation for everything that James Fawcett gave to them both in and out of the ring. They'll express that love and appreciation by doing what they do best, something James Fawcett dedicated much of his life to, and what many of them dedicated their lives to right alongside him, professional wrestling. It will be a night to celebrate the life, the times, and the memories of a truly dedicated and special performer, peer, mentor, and most importantly, friend.

The full card for this special evening will be announced in the coming weeks, as many of the region's most talented and influential competitors, past and present, have agreed to come together for this very worthy cause. In addition to the in-ring action that evening, fans in attendance will have the chance to take part in several special raffles and auctions throughout the evening, with the opportunity to win a variety of great prizes, including items made exclusively for this event, as well as personalized memorabilia of various top wrestling stars.

Ticket prices are $15 for front row, $10 General Admission. All show and raffle proceeds will go directly toward James Fawcett's mother Cindy, and his three young daughters, Madeline, Gwendolyn, and Lillian Rose. Tickets will be made available starting January 1 via The Official Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show MySpace Page at http://www.myspace.com/devilbmemorial

We invite you all to stay posted for upcoming press releases as further updates on this show are made available, and to be a part of this special night in some form or fashion, as we honor our friend, say "thank you", and "goodbye".

For more information on the Devil Bhudakahn tribute show, please send an e-mail to devilmemorial@gmail.com.

For more information on this press release, or if you are the owner of a professional wrestling website, column, blog, or other form of media, and would like to be added to the press release mailing list please e-mail iwcmc_dombrowski@yahoo.com .

Keep checking the official Myspace for more information!

Steven Ashe sent this in:

Sunday January 20th 2008
YWCA 1 McGrigor St, Oshawa, On
doors@3:30pm Belltime@4:00pm

$10 in advance, $12 at the door.
These make for great holiday gifts!
Available at these locations:
S&S Homestyle Fried Chicken
621 King St. E. & 305 Wentworth St. W.

Are goal is simple, we wish to bring the great fans of Pro Wrestling in Ontario the best show humanly possible. We may not bring you everything different that anyone else is but we will do our best to present you with a great show month after month and hope all the great fans of Ontario will come out and see what we have to offer. No grudges held against anyone else in Ontario we have just chosen to run in Oshawa and truly do not intend to start a flame war and to show our appreciation to what GCW has offered the great fans of Oshawa, we invite Dr. Mask to come out and sell merch. Well enough of a speech lets run down the card.

Our Huge Main event will bring 2 of the best wrestlers found in Ontario in a feud that has heated up the Ontario fans. The stag is set for an encounter of epic proportions.

Kris Chambers vs. Mike Stevens.

Two of Ontario’s true legends will also square off once again but for their first time in Oshawa. This bout brings to the fans a true contest of wrestling ability.

Tyson Dux vs. “DangerBoy" Derek Wylde

SLUGFEST….The one word to describe this next huge match up. Strong style has swept the wrestling world and Ontario All Pro brings to you a huge Strong Style contest with 2 heavy hitters.

AJPW’s Akira Raijin does Battle Against Canada’s Residential Heavy Hitter “Crazy Horse Michael" Elgin

Tag Team Attraction. Arguably Ontario’s Best Tag team wages war with Arguably One of the best Tag teams from The United States.

Flatliners vs. IWA-Mid South Tag Team Champions-The Iron Saints

Ontario’s true king of controversy has his hands full with IWA-Mid South Regular
Ash vs. Brandon Thomeselli

Sink Or Swim 4 Corner Survival. 4 young studs of Pro Wrestling battle to see who is the next big star.

Phil Atlas vs. Josh Alexander vs. Mike Rollins vs. Jason Hades.

To run down this match,
First Phil Atlas has wowed fans of Ontario for years now and even turned heads in All Japan. A win for him could be big but if anyone else in this match can pin Atlas that could be even bigger. Atlas will defenatly be a favorite in this contest.

Josh Alexander, a man taught his trade by Johnny Devine known best for his tag team attributes with Rees Reynolds Can Alexander put a huge win under his belt?
Mike Rollins, Another man under the tutelage of Johnny Devine, this young upstart has already turned heads with possibly his biggest win against Michael Elgin in Oshawa.
Jason Hades, With his impressive finisher the Killswitch whish is a must see move can he pull out a win and begin his mark in Ontario? Being one of the brightest young stars in Illinois having great outings in IWA-Mid South and EPW, can Ontario All Pro be his growing place in Canada?

Tickets are Already going huge so be sure to get your tickets soon, this show promises to be a must see!

Sesan Olukoya sent this in:


“We will turn Ghana upside down" - Jimmy Palm
“It’s going to be Power Tussle indeed" - Power Vic of Ghana

Plans has been concluded by the management team of the African Wrestling Organization, (AWO) a pro-wrestling body solely set up to see to the growth, development and upliftment of the mat sport in Africa, the second continent with most people and land area after Asia which has more population and land, to stage a pro-wrestling tournament in Ghana, a West African country.

Having being in the game of professional wrestling and having experienced the limitations in moving the game forward to the next level in Africa, a group of African wrestlers from Nigeria, Republic of Mali, Benin Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon met and agreed on the 23rd day of April 2001 under the auspices of Jimmy Palm (The African Dream), to form an organization of professional wrestlers that will cater for the welfare of the African wrestlers and lead to the sustenance of the profession in Africa.

Ghana as a nation will witness a pro-wrestling tournament for the first time in the history of the continent. The management of the African Wrestling Organization has worked out plans to host a wrestling carnival in Accra and Kumasi on the 26th and 30th December respectively and the people in Ghana are very much ready to witness this pro-wrestling shows that has been tagged: POWER TUSSLE 2007 which will parade African talents like Jimmy Palm (the African Dream), Tya Mupepe of DRC, Scorpion King of Mali, Power Vic of Ghana, De Big Shield, Kingstone, De Lion Man from the Jungle with the tag team stars like De Grippers (Mr. Sharpman and Stone Codder) and The Golden Twins of DRC.

Sesan Olukoya, an African pro-wrestling researcher, activist, columnist and publisher with Jimmy Palm (The African Dream) and the brain behibd the tournament were in Ghana from December 10th to 15th 2007 for the second time, to meet with the officials of the Regional Sports Council in Accra, Ghana and after much explanation and details of the proposed championship, the Mr. S.S. Atuahene, the Regional Sports Director in Accra requested for a letter from AWO seeking for approval to host the show in Accra. The director also requested for the constitution of the organization which was given to him before he wrote to AWO officially granting the group approval to host the show.

So far so good, the African wrestling Organization (AWO) who has presented shows like Millennium Rampage, African Power Jam 2001, Grand Slam 2003, Afro Power Tour 2003, Boarder Clash 2004, Power Tussle 2004, Afro Wrestling Fiesta 2005, Clash of the Titans and so on is fully set to turn Ghana upside down and and wet the nation ablaze with razzle-dazzle shows. The talents that have been paraded to slug it out in Ghana have been raking that the residents of Accra and Kumasi in Ghana will really enjoy themselves during the yuletide season with a professional wrestling tournament of this magnitude.

We are proud of the exploits of the African Wrestling Organization (AWO) who have been working extra hard to see to the growth of the sport in the continent and outside the Ghana pro-wrestling tournament, plans are also on to host a show in Bamako, Mali in February 2008 as well as in Democratic Republic of Congo by the middle of the year 2008. The African wrestling is set to witness lots of development in the years ahead.

Amos Shelley, the Country Director of AWO in Ghana who has been up and doing and who has promised the team of organization’s wrestlers coming to Ghana during the Christmas season that they will be hosted very well and will be home away from home. Amos who is well experienced and who is also in charge of the Ghana Wrestling Entertainment (GWE) has gone extra mile to see to it that through the exploits and concern of the African Wrestling Organization wrestling as a sport has come to stay in Ghana. Power Vic who has his real name Victor Akpan, a wrestler whose father is a Nigerian and whose mother hails from Ghana is also set prove himself and represent the former Gold Coast nation during the wrestling tournament in Ghana and according to him, he is fully prepared to slug it out with any body that come his way during the Power Tussle 2007 tournament.

Jimmy Palm, the chairman of the AWO who is very much optimistic and excited about this timely show to be hosted in Ghana, for the first time has promised to take the mat sport to the next level in the African continent and has also vowed that come what may, the grunt and groan game will meet up with the international standard of the sport. He would also want the pro-wrestling organizations at the international levels to come to the assistant of the body, all in an effort to promote African wrestling to what is obtainable in other parts of the world by inviting the group for international shows and also by having joint shows as well.

So far so good, we wish the African Wrestling Organization all the best of luck even as the organization is going extra mile to revolutionize the mat sport in Africa and for more details and information, the organization could be contacted by sending an E-mail to : awowrestling4ngr@yahoo.com and you can also call Jimmy Palm, the head of the organization on telephone number: +2347032380398.

Long live the African Pro-Wrestling!
Long live World Pro-Wrestling!!