AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
In a great PR bonanza, Dragon Gate USA will be featured on “Strange Days With Bob Saget” this Tuesday at 10:30pm on A&E. Saget has been name dropping DGUSA everywhere lately including a photo in the DGUSA ring in the current issue of Maxim, yesterday on the Opie & Anthony nationally syndicated radio show and even to Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg on The View. You can see Saget talking about DGUSA on The View at about the 26 minute mark : here
Well…this weekend, the Asylum Arena (known historically as the ECW Arena) presents a “Super Saturday” doubleheader of wrestling with Jersey All Pro Wrestling’s thirteenth anniversary show, followed by the 11th annual Combat Zone Wrestling Cage of Death show. Leading off the day’s events will be Jersey All Pro Wrestling’s thirteenth anniversary show with a 4:00 pm belltime.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. “Lighting” Mike Quackenbush
This dream match, is not just for fans of the Junior Heavyweights, but also for one of the individuals involved in the match. “Lighting” Mike Quackenbush has based his entire successful wrestling career off of Jushin “Thunder” Liger and now he finally has the chance to meet Liger, not just in person, but also in the squared circle
Nick Gage and Necro Butcher vs. Winner of DHS/USDM match from 12/10
The Tag Team Division has never been hotter in the history of the company and the Hillbilly Wrecking Crew are looking to cash in! Nick Gage has decided to exercise his guaranteed title shot in his home arena and challenge for the JAPW Tag Team Championship as he partners up with the fellow Hillbilly Wrecking Crew member The Necro Butcher.
This is another match that will depend on the outcome of the night before!
Brodie Lee (Defending champion) vs. Rhino
If Brodie Lee is successful the night before he will defend the Championship against a man that is no stranger to the former ECW Arena “RHINO”!
Azrieal (Defending champion) vs. Bandido, Jr. vs. Devon Moore
If Azrieal can walk out of the B.O.T.L.H. 13 the night before as Champion he will face former Champ Bandido Jr and Devon Moore in a 1-fall 3-Way Dance.
Sara Del Rey (Defending champion) vs. Winner of #1 Contender Match
The seemingly unbeatable JAPW Women’s Champion, Sara Del Rey will defend her title against the winner of the International #1 Contender’s Match from Rahway.
Eddie Kingston vs. “The King of the Ouch Files” B-Boy
Jay Lethal vs. Kenny Omega
Two former JAPW Heavyweight Champions will clash but this time it is not over a title. It will be a battle for pride and respect as Kenny Omega will battle the man that ended his JAPW title reign! Note: If Omega is to win the B.O.T.L.H. the night before he will defend the Light Heavyweight Championship against Lethal.
Also on the card: The South Side Playaz Club w/ Jonny D., Mia Yim, Corvis Fear and more!
Then with an approximately 8:00 pm belltime, CZW presents the 11th annual Cage of Death show
The Cage of Death Match:
SUICIDE KINGS (Vortekz, Danny Havoc, Devon Moore and Dysfunction) vs. CULT FICTION (Masada, Brain Damage, tHURTeen) and DRAKE YOUNGER
CZW vs. Big Japan for the Ultraviolent Underground Championship
NICK F’N GAGE (Defending champion) vs. YUKO MIYAMOTO
CZW World Heavyweight Championship
JON MOXLEY (Defending champion) vs. HOMICIDE
“The New Horror” SAMI CALLIHAN vs. ROBERT “Ego” ANTHONY
Tag Team Tournament Finals
PHILLY’S MOST WANTED (Joker and Blk Jeez) vs. THE OSIRIAN PORTAL
CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship
ADAM COLE (Defending champion) vs. A.R. FOX
Best of the Best Open Scramble
RUCKUS vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. ALEX COLON vs. ? vs. ? vs. ?
For six years, Roger Artigiani and his Asylum Arena staff, in conjunction with Combat Zone Wrestling will continue the tradition of working with the US Marine Corps. to bring the Toys for Tots collection back to the Asylum Arena in December.
Joining the Asylum Arena and Combat Zone Wrestling this year will be Jersey All Pro Wrestling. CZW & JAPW will be teaming up on December 11th to present “SUPER SATURDAY” at the Asylum Arena. JAPW’s Anniversary event will begin at 4:00pm, while CZW’s Cage of Death event will begin at 7:30pm. Toys for Tots Collections will be done before BOTH events that day.
We ask that you please bring an unwrapped toy to the Asylum Arena if you are attending one of the two events and donate it to the Toys for Tots program, who will have collection bins at the entrance of the Arena. The mission and goal of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Though a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope is delivered to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
No matter what event you are attending that day, we again, ask you to please donate an unwrapped toy and help an unfortunate child to have a happy Christmas this year. If you aren’t able to attend Super Saturday, there will be other events in the area that will assist with the Toys for Tots collections.
Please head over to the Toys for Tots Foundation website, as they have information about their foundation as well as other collections all over the country. Select the state that you live in, and find a location where you can drop-off a toy for an unfortunate child this year. Whether you’re attending Super Saturday or not, this is a great opportunity to help those in need
More news on other Toys for Tots and holiday events scheduled thus far:
Attack N’ Destroy Wrestling returns to the Champions Life Center in Dallas, TX on Friday, December 10 for its final show of 2010, with a canned hood collection for the Houston Food Bank. Go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168557533175389“> their Facebook page for more information.
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.
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.
New Era Wrestling presents “Giving Back” on December 11, at the Boys’ Club, 710 South Miller Street, Shelbyville, IN. Doors open at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM Bell.
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door (kids 5 and under free). Matches include: N.E.W. Heavyweight Championship match with “Sexy” Shawn Cook vs. Osyris, and a No Disqualification Match with Dylan Bostic vs. Tyson Judge. Proceeds go to the Shelbyville Boys’ Club. For information, go to NewEraWrestling.net.
Even Juggalo Championship Wrestling is getting into the spirit at their “Violent Night” show in Southgate, MI on December 22. Their “Super Live Toy Drive” follows the same premise as Toys for Tots. Bring your new unwrapped toy down to the show and recieve a limited edition “Holiday Heat” cd featuring the whole Psychopathic Records family putting down “new, rare, and unreleased Holiday Heat”. Appearing at the Southgate show are Insane Clown Posse, JCW Champion Corporal Robinson, 2 Tuff Tony, The Jailbird Man, The Haters, Bull Pain…and the infamous Scott Hall. For information, go to Hatchetgear.com, go to Juggalowrestling.com or call the JCW hotline at 313-483-0949
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 email@example.com so I can plug them in this column and on PWBTS.com. Until next time…
Until next time…
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