New episode of Pro Wrestling Ohio TV, 'CHIKARA' update + IWF events

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On Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 2:56 PM EST

Jason Leon sent this in:

NEW EPISODE OF PWO TV 12/29: Prohibition vs. Fontaine; Bane vs. N8 Mattson

Pro Wrestling Ohio airs the most action-packed sixty minutes in wrestling each and every week on the official television home of the Cleveland Indians, Sports Time Ohio! Sports Time Ohio is available in over 4 million homes on cable television throughout Ohio and into parts of Western Pennsylvania. Sports Time Ohio is also available NATIONWIDE to satellite dish subscribers of both DirecTV and Dish Network. If you are a dish subscriber and do not have Sports Time Ohio on your line-up and want to be part of the PWO experience, call your satellite provider today and request Sports Time Ohio be added to your line-up, as STO may only be available .. satellite sports packages depending on your location in the United States. For more information on PWO TV's availability, visit

Upcoming airtimes for new episode of PWO TV:

Saturday night, December 29: 12:00 midnight; 1:00 am
Sunday night, December 30: 10:00 pm

Currently scheduled for the broadcast:

Josh Prohibition vs. “Megastar" Marion Fontaine
Josh Prohibition and Johnny Gargano proved to be a very successful duo on our last broadcast of PWO TV, when they used their skill, resourcefulness and a little chicanery to down the team of “M-Dogg 20" Matt Cross and “Fabulous" John McChesney. With no one having heard from either Cross or McChesney since the loss a week ago, one has to wonder if Prohibition & Gargano have successfully eliminated two of their most threatening rivals. This week, Prohibition enters singles competition against one man who’s no stranger to threatening rivals, Marion Fontaine. While Fontaine may be undersized and outmatched on the surface, the Megastar has a heart and athletic prowess that more than makes up for any physical shortcomings, as evidenced by Fontaine taking the monstrous Cronus to his absolute limit on our last broadcast. Will Prohibition be able to continue his winning ways or will the tenacity of Fontaine win out? And what about Fontaine’s apparent manager… “Macho Grosh"?!?

Jason Bane vs. “Amazing" N8 Mattson
He is already on his way to establishing himself as the most dominant man in the state of Ohio. He’s at least 6’7", he’s at least 300 lbs. and he is an absolute wrecking machine named Jason Bane. In his PWO debut, Bane quickly disposed of three different men in a gauntlet match, and now has his sights set one-on-one. N8 Mattson is a physically impressive star from the Michigan area, part of the “Michigan Invasion" tag team which stresses anyone from their home state is superior to all others. Will Michigan win out this time or will the huge Jason Bane continue his stretch of domination?

“Bloody" Morty Rackem vs. Virus
Our debut broadcast of PWO TV featured a fast-paced, action-packed, high-flying showcase of two amazing teams: Virus & Virus Grande, collectively known as V-Squared, and “Bloody" Morty Rackem & “Ruthless" Rufio Rapier, collectively known as The Cut Throat Crew. After V-Squared cheated to come out on top, and The CTC retaliated by commandeering V-Squared’s car, PWO management wanted to bring you a special return bout this week, but apparently an incident has occurred to prevent that. Rumors state that an altercation occurred between V-Squared and Rufio Rapier in an undisclosed location that left Rufio with career-threatening injuries. Not only that, but sources also indicate that V-Squared made off with the Cut Throat Crew’s priceless heirloom swords. How will Morty Rackem react to his fallen partner and will he be able to survive Virus one-on-one and retrieve the prized swords he holds in such high regard?

Tune in the weekend of December 29th for all that and more! Remember, Pro Wrestling Ohio is only available on Sports Time Ohio! If Sports Time Ohio is NOT part of your DirecTV or Dish Network package, no matter where in the U.S. you are, call your satellite provider today and demand STO!

And for those of you who missed last week’s broadcast, be on the lookout for a special rebroadcast this weekend! Check local listings or for times!

The official online home of Pro Wrestling Ohio is Pro Wrestling Ohio’s official home on MySpace is Be sure to stay posted to both sites for breaking news as it develops!

Pro Wrestling Ohio makes its return to the Lakewood Masonic Temple on Saturday night January 12 with action and excitement featuring your favorite stars from PWO TV on Sports Time Ohio. This WILL be a television taping for Pro Wrestling Ohio on Sports Time Ohio so this is your chance to be seen on nationwide television and to catch the action up-close and in-person and before the television viewing audience has a chance to see it! Bring your signs and banners, and be prepared to show our television audience why the best wrestling fans in the world are in northeastern Ohio!

Doors open at 7 p.m., with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. belltime. This event emanates from the lavish Lakewood Masonic Temple, located at 15300 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, Ohio. Tickets are only $15 front row, $10 General Admission in advance, $12 GA the day of the show. This show is proudly sponsored by Westside Metals Corp. and Eastside Metals Corp.

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CHIKARA: See Castagnoli/Hero season finale match for FREE!

Back in November, we tried to close out our year with the long-awaited face off between Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero, at our event called "Chapter 11." But as fate would have it, that match did not happen. A few weeks later, we managed to deliver it at "Stephen Colbert > Bill O'Reilly," at Penn State University. However, a lot of the great fans that deserved to see this match never did, simply because of the circumstances.

So, to make it up to you, we're going to give you the chance to see the match for FREE. For one day only, we're going to add the Castagnoli vs. Hero match to the CHIKARA Podcast-A-Go-Go iTunes feed. So, if you're a subscriber to our regular, weekly podcast, on New Year's Day, January 1st, you're going to get a special surprise when you open up iTunes. You don't have to do a thing.

If you are not yet a subscriber to CHIKARA Podcast-A-Go-Go, don't sweat it! It's easy, and it's free. Just look up "wrestling" podcasts in the iTunes store, and you'll find the Go-Go waiting for you there. Click the "subscribe" button, and the rest is history. Make sure you subscribe no later than New Year's Day, and you'll be able to enjoy this outstanding match up for FREE. And tell all your pals, too. The only way to watch this one for free is by subscribing to our mega-sweet, mega-free, weekly podcast.

Oh, yeah. We're also doing that tournament thing again next year.

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Independent Wrestling Federation


Independent Wrestling Federation
Holiday Havoc Weekend

Friday, December 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
& Saturday, December 29, 2007, 7:30 pm
@ IWF Centre, 32 Willow Way, West Paterson, NJ

CARD for Fri, December 28 (Day 1):

Double Main Event: IWF Heavyweight Title Match
Tony Torres (IWF Champion) vs. BoneCrusher Fred Sampson w/ Commissioner Rich Ross

Double Main Event: IWF Tag Team Title Match
Kevin Knight & Dangerous Dan McGuire vs. Justin Corino & Frank Scoleri (Champions)

IWF Junior Heavyweight Title Match:
Jana vs. Chris Steeler (Champion)

Mike Jenkins vs. Travis Blake w/ Commissioner Rich Ross

Kareem West vs. Franciz w/ Commissioner Rich Ross

Biggie Biggs vs. Bryan Harley

Jason Roberts vs. Evan Schwartz

Also Appearing: Matt Bennett, BPA Barry & more!

CARD for Sat, December 29 (Day 2):

Double Main Event: IWF American Title Match
Kevin Knight (Champion) vs. BoneCrusher Fred Sampson of The Ross Family

Double Main Event: 2-on-1 Handicap Match
Tony Torres vs. Franciz & Travis Blake of The Ross Family

IWF Junior Heavyweight Title Match:
Antonio Rivera vs. Chris Steeler -or- Jana (Champion)

Dangerous Dan McGuire vs. Justin Corino

Mike Jenkins vs. Frank Scoleri

Biggie Biggs & Jason Roberts vs. Bryan Harley & Evan Schwartz

Also Appearing: BPA Barry, Kristina & more! For info visit



IWF Pro Wrestling School Begins 9th Year in West Paterson, NJ:

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble their way to stardom and become the next superstar can fulfill their dream! The Independent Wrestling Federation Training School is now in its ninth year at IWF Centre, 32 Willow Way, West Paterson, NJ.

Established in 1999, IWF Pro Wrestling School trains hundreds of prospects ages 15 and up from 16 states and six countries that compete in bouts across the world. IWF Centre features a wrestling ring, weight-room, video classroom, and hosts monthly exhibitions where trainees showcase their skills for family and friends.

IWF American Champion Kevin Knight, a 12-year ring veteran and IWF head trainer, leads classes that cover basic holds, high-flying moves and character development. Knight and 16 of his graduates performed on WWE Raw and SmackDown television and pay-per-view events, including former IWF Champion Damian Adams, former IWF Champion Fred Sampson, and former American Champion Travis Blake. IWF Commissioner Rich Ross recently joined the management team at USA Network & NBC Universal partnering with WWE, supervising Raw and ECW programming.

“Wrestlers excel in our program and receive WWE tryout opportunities as a result of our first-class training regimen coupled with our friendly and safe environment," said Knight. “Our top graduates literally circle the globe, traveling to Canada, Puerto Rico and Japan."

IWF graduates also network within the entertainment business appearing in television shows and commercials. Former IWF referee Kev Kage stars as Rangers hockey mascot “Bobby Granger" on the MSG Network. IWF Champion Tony Torres and IWF Tag Team Champion Justin Corino appeared on Nickelodeon's W.A.C.K. wrestling program.

“To supplement our year-round training program, we host clinics with wrestling superstars and legends," added Knight. “WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana, Honky Tonk Man, Stevie Richards, Tom Prichard and UFC’s Ken Shamrock appeared as guest instructors."

IWF Pro Wrestling School, recognized as the premiere training facility in the Northeast by countless media outlets, hosts weekly Open House Tours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and Tuesday and Wednesday evening. During the open house, prospective students get an up-close look inside the training methods of a wrestler. The open house is free and visitors can tour the facility, meet wrestlers and staff, and watch an in-ring exhibition.

Independent Wrestling Federation produces family friendly live events, hosts children's birthday parties, and also hosts a fun-filled Pro Wrestling Youth Winter Clinic for kids ages 12-17 on December 28-29-30. For information call 973-345-7745 or visit