AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
OK, Vince, you had us all fooled.
There was pretty much no one online (including me) that didn’t expect the finish of last night’s main event to somehow feature The Miz cashing in his “Money in the Bank” stipulation and walk out the Champion…but that wasn’t the way it went.
Now how does Vince McMahon get out of this stipulation?
Vince McMahon has made it abundantly clear that he views merchandising as WWE’s bigtime cash cow. If you believe some people, it’s why we now watch Fuzzy Bunny vs. Sammy Squirrel on RAW each week. So how does he get out of storyline “firing” his merchandise big heifer days before the Christmas cash cows called Black Friday and Cyber Monday (a week from today)?
Short of taking John Cena off of TV (and thus selling less gimmicks), you have the options of Vince McMahon coming out of his coma and overruling the “anonymous RAW General Manager” and not having Cena “fired” or Barrett do some sort of dastardly deal where he keeps Cena in Nexus to torture him some more, or the return of John Cena as “The Midnight Rider (2010-2011 edition)”, I’m not sure what in the hell WWE does.
Speaking of less conspiculously consuming things…
More news on Toys for Tots and holiday events scheduled thus far…with some notable new ones, especially for Philadelphia area wrestling fans.
Thanks to the folks at CHIKARA for having the Toys for Tots collection at yesterday’s afternoon show at the Asylum Arena (and to Gavin Loudspeaker for donating a toy himself). Not bad for a first event in terms of donations…but let’s see what CZW and JAPW can fo on December 11.
For the sixth straight year, Roger Artigiani and The Arena staff in Philadelphia, together with Combat Zone Wrestling will continue their tradition of working together with other local independent wrestling promotions and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. For the last six years, the Asylum Arena, its management, Combat Zone Wrestling have done Toys for Tots collections. Now, this year Jersey All Pro Wrestling fans will be able to join in that effort and make “Super Saturday” a truly special day by helping area children to have a Christmas.
Both halves of the December 11, 2010 “Super Saturday” doubleheader will have Toys for Toys collections at the Arena’s front door for fans attending both shows. Jersey All Pro Wrestling will hold its show at 4:00 pm with a feature match of Japanese legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Mike Quackenbush, TNA Superstar Rhino goes one-on-one with Brodie Lee, Also appearing: The Briscoe Brothers, Teddy Hart, and TNA Superstar Jay Lethal.
That night, the eleventh annual CZW Cage of Death show follows JAPW at approximately 8:00 pm. The card announced thus far: Cage of Death match: Suicide Kings (Danny Havoc, Devon Moore, Scotty Vortekz, and Dysfunction) vs. Cult Fiction and friends (tHURTeen, Brain Damage, Masada and Drake Younger) ; The King Versus The World as CZW Ultraviolent Underground Champion Hardcore Nick Gage vs. Big Japan’s Yuko Miyamoto, CZW Heavyweight ChampionJox Moxley defends his CZW Heavyweight Title against Homicide; Osirian Portal vs. Philly’s Most Wanted (Sabian/Joker) compete to fill the vacant CZW Tag Team titles in the CZW Tag Team Tournament final; CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship – Adam Cole defends against AR Fox, #1 Contenders Match – Sami Callihan vs. Robert “Ego Fantastico” Anthony
The first and longest standing Toys for Tots independent wretling event in the Philadelphia region will take place again this year, as United Wrestling Coalition will hold its annual FREE Toys For Tots show on Saturday night, December 4th at Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ! For more information, go to United Wrestling Coalition’s website.
All Star Wrestling Alliance holds its annual “Night for the Kids” show on December 10 at the National Guard Armory in Lexington, NC. All-Star Wretling Alliance and the local FOX holds this yearly wrestling event called FOX-8 Gifts For Kids. Fans pay $7 or bring a new unwrapped toy for admission. All proceeds go to the FOX-8 for the Gifts For Kids campaign. For information, go to ASWA’s website.
XICW (Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling) teams with Gleaners Food Bank to “FEED THE NEEDY” on Sunday, December 5th at The Ritz in Warren, Michigan! Tickets are just $5 or a donation of five canned goods. All proceeds benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Belltime is 5:30pm. Signed to appear: “Wrestling’s Only 1-Legged Wrestler” Zach Gowen, Truth Martini & The House Of Truth, Midwest Champion The DBA, Xtreme Champion “Bloody” Bill Skullion For information, go to Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling’as Facebook
Classic Championship Wrestling will be doing a Toys for Tots collection at their Black Friday (November 26) show in Lebanon, PA. Tickets are 10 dollars if you bring a unwrapped toy. For information, go to Classic Championship Wrestling’s website.
Real Championship Wrestling of Baltimore, MD returns on December 4 to the DuBurns Arena, as they team up with the National Kidney Foundation to put on a very special fund raiser show! ALL proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation! For information, go to go to Real Championship Wrestling’s website.
Delaware’s Dynamite Championship Wrestling is doing its yearly Toys For Tots show on December 11th in Hartly, DE with “Tables, Ladders and Toys for Tots” at the Hartly Fire Department. For information, go to the DCW website.
The California-based Empire Wrestling Federation will hold their annual Christmas Toy Drive show on Friday, December 10 in Covina, CA at the Covina Knights of Columbus Hall with a 8:00 pm belltime.
The New England-based Showcase Pro Wrestling will be doing two events for Toys for Tots on December 3 in Woonsocket, RI and December 4 in Attleboro, MA. For information, go to Showcase Pro Wrestling
The Milwaukee-based Brew City Wrestling will be doing a food drive as part of its December 10th show at its home base of West Allis, WI with the Hunger Task Force of Greater Milwaukee. For information, go to Brew City Wrestling’s website.
Please send me any scheduled Holiday related charity events, whether collections of canned food, Toys for Tots toy collections or other charity benefits. Anyone promoting (or who sees notices of such a show), please send them to to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can plug them in this column and on PWBTS.com. Until next time…
Until next time…
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