AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
Wanted to start by including this little blurb again about Michael Morrice, a brave 13 year old from the UK, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Michael is currently undergoing dialysis. For those of you who’ve read his story…the latest is that it won’t be the greatest Christmas, as things have been tough with him missing two compatible kidneys for transplant, owing to medical problems.
If any readers within the business (indies, WWE, TNA, puroresu, or lucha promoters or workers or even staff) or even fans… who would be willing to send a key chain or pen from the country in which they live… or just plain good wishes, please contact Michael and his mom, Sylvia, via Michael Morrice Transplant Support Facebook page.
This isn’t one of those chain deals….he’s a real kid (who happens, as it turns out, to share my birthday)…not a mysterious someone looking to get some magic number of Facebook friends. He’s just a 13 year old wrestling fan, with a mom who loves him, and who asked Petey for help. I thought I’d pass it on to all of you…
Some of you have already sent him good wishes, and many other things…if some more of you can be moved to do so, it’d be appreciated.
Since we are now in November, we now approaching the Holiday season. As I ask each year, please e-mail any announcements about scheduled Holiday charitable-themed (fund-raisers for clothes, food pantries or Toys for Toys) wrestling or MMA events to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent additions to the list include the Des Moines, IA based 3XWrestling which proudly presents its annual November supershow, November Knockout 3: Black Friday, on November 25 at the Barratta’s@Forte Grand Ballroom in downtown Des Moines. The stacked card of Midwest all-stars includes two major championship matches and two massive multi-man elimination tag team matches, a November tradition in 3XWrestling.
NWA Coastal makes its debut in the Bayville, NJ Elks Lodge on November 19th at 7:30 pm. A part of the proceeds goes to Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, a fantastic charity whose mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
The main event will pit former NWA Coastal Heavyweight Champion “Bad Boy” Danny Pagan against… Patch (with manager Millionaire John II) in a rematch with a FIRST BLOOD stipulation! NWA Coastal Iron Man Champion “The Cuban Crippler” Ricky Reyes won’t be available due to a previous commitment, but there will be an elimination match to decide the #1 contender for Reyes’ belt, as NWA star Vordell Walker will take on the Carribean legend Bronco Internacional, with the winner to face Reyes at the January show. In a rematch from the September show, Jersey indy wrestling legend Wacky Wayne Woo takes on his friend, the also legendary Biggie Biggs. Phoenix Wrestling Federation and its promoter, the unpredictable Max Vitelli, will showcase their gorgeous and lethal brand of womens wrestling, as Aida Marie takes on Simply D’Vyne. Simply D’Vyne destroyed the competition in a 3 way dance at the last show, and seems intent on showing why she should be the #1 contender for the PWF title. The popular “Hybrid” Josh Adams, a mainstay in NWA Force 1 for several years now, also makes his case to contend for the Iron Man belt held by Ricky Reyes, as he takes on the arrogant Joey Spades; as well as other matches. Tickets are $12 for general admission, and kids under 10 admission is only $10. Tickets are available at the Elks Lodge, 247 Route 9 in Bayville (732-269-2954), or via Brownpapertickets.com.
3XW’s October event, Halloween Horror 4, saw the introduction of dramatic live production changes, including an enhanced sound system, specialized lighting displays and the use of video projection equipment throughout the event. Look for even more exciting additions to the live event experience at November Knockout 3: Black Friday!
3XW is also assisting the annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation campaign. If able, 3XW asks that fans bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event to donate and help a child in need over the winter holidays.
Delaware’s Power Pro Wrestling, who presents Over The Top For Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 10 at the Ellendale Fire Department Hall in Ellendale, DE with a 7:00 pm belltime, featuring Shane Douglas and the Briscoe Brothers.
The first independent or mainstream wrestling promotion in the Delaware Valley to do Toys for Tots collections was United Wrestling Coalition, which has been performing family style independent professional wrestling events for 15 years. They have become known for their annual Toys for Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive, held annually at Burlington County College. In fact, December 3rd will feature their 15th annual event! The December 3rd Toys for Tots event is FREE, when fans bring and donate a new unwrapped toy. For more information, contact Lois Thomas at 609-792-9328
Next on the list, 1CW and the Smyrna Clayton Boys and Girls Club proudly presents “Stuffin Stockings 4 the Kids” Saturday, November 26th with a special 3 pm bell time … 4 Title matches already signed
1) 1CW Heavyweight Champion Christian York to defend against TNA STAR Robbie E
2) First State Champion Ryan Mc Bride to defend against “Cuban Crippler” Ricky Reyes
3) 1CW Cruiserweight Champion Brian Hardy to defend against Crazii Shea … in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
4) 1CW Tag Titles are up fpr grabs as the 900+ lbs of the Nigerian Nightmares take on the challenge on the D-LINE
also signed a 25 Man over the Top Rope Battle Royal , The NEW Freebirds with their TWIN 7 footers the Brotherhood of Brutality, Country Strong, Kindred, Kotori, Scott Dukes and all the stars of 1CW, plus a SPECIAL appearance by Santa himself …
The event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of American and the Delaware Food Bank.
W.A.R. WRESTLING presents…”FANSGIVING” on Saturday, November 26th, at the UAW Hall 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. in Lima, OH. Doors open at 6 pm, Bell time at 7 pm. $5 Donation for General Admission /$10 Donation for Reserved Front Row Seating
W.A.R. Wrestling has teamed up with Unleashed Youth Ministries, the West Ohio Food Bank, and its fans for aFOOD DRIVE & FUNDRAISING event to benefit the West Ohio Food Bank.
A $10 donation will score you reserved ringside seating and a $5 donation will get you general admission seating for this amazing event. You can also attend this event for 3 canned goods donation. Advance Tickets at Rigali’s Pizza Village and Groamy’s CD’s & Tapes in Lima, OH starting on Sunday November 6th. Canned goods WILL NOT be accepted at advance ticket outlets, they will ONLY be accepted at the door.
W.A.R. Wrestling is also looking for local sponsors for this event to help maximize the donation to the food bank. Anyone wanting more information on how to support this amazing event and cause to fight hunger in the Lima, Ohio area please contact us at www.facebook.com/WARWrestling.
The food bank supplies 170 soup kitchens in an 11 county area in the state of Ohio. In the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the food bank served close to 5 million meals!!! A $5 donation to the food bank buys 125lbs worth of food and can feed 2 families of 4 for 3 days!!! W.A.R. Wrestling knows the needs, especially during the holiday season, and wants to help end hunger in the area.
Already signed for this huge & historic event…
Steel Cage Match for the W.A.R. Wrestling Championship:
W.A.R. Wrestling Champion – “Poison” Appollo Starr defends against Kaden Assad
W.A.R. Wrestling Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Finals & Finals:
6 teams will face off in the semi-finals in 2 Triple-Threat Tag Team Matches.
The Scarbonis vs. The Painkillers vs.. Team VD
Badd Company vs. Old School Empire vs. The Dillingers
Winners will face each other in the finals to crown the new W.A.R. Wrestling Tag Team Champions!!!
Also featuring…Chance Prophet, “Bad Attitude” Brian Beech, Gutter, Ryan Edmonds, Joe Brooks, Cody Hawk, “Astonishing” Aaron Williams, Juice Jennings, Jeff Cannon, Mr. Main Event, Ripper Blackhart, Ernie Ballz, Vinny From Jersey
Sponsored in part by: Monster Energy Drinks, Howard Johnson of Lima, Groamy’s CD’s & Tapes, Rigali’s Pizza Village, Bright Ideas, Special K DJ & Karaoke, D & J Toys, Wingate By Wyndham-Lima.
Visit our website for more information on this great event at www.WARWrestling.com or visit us on Facebook.
Delaware’s Dynamite Championship Wrestling presents “Tables, Ladders, and Toys for Tots” on December 3 at the Farmington Fire House, in Farmington, DE; sponsored by Harro Athletics and Farmington Fire Department with a 6:00 pm belltime. The show wil lfeature 2 ladder matches and 2 tables matches. Tickets arev on sale now $10 advance/$15 at the door with a toy donation. Local toy drop off locations will be announced. Call 302-331-5408 for your advance tickets today. For more information, visit DCW online at http://dcwprowrestling.com.
Chicago’s Chicago Style Wrestling will do its Toys for Tots show on December 9th at the Pyramid Club, 236 West Lake Street, Addison, IL (doors open 7:00pm/8:00 pm belltime). Admission is one unwrapped toy.
Across the Atlantic, the UK’s Power Trip Wrestling presents “Keep The Faith” on Wednesday, November 30 at the Stopsley Working Men’s Club, Luton, LU2 8HG in a A fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Doors open 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm Tickets are just £5 each. Reserve tickets now by ringing 07594 304455.
Matches Announced :
The Main Event : PTW World Champion Tommy Martins has clearly upset the management, and now has to face three opponents of P.T. Player’s choicein a gauntlet match – and only the PTW World Title is on the line! First Tommy Martins will have to face off against his close friend ‘Essex Boi’ Danny Jonez, then a mystery opponent, and then ‘South African Superstar’ Zizou Middoux! Will Tommy Martins be able to defy the odds against him in this gauntlet match, devised by the evil ‘Inked Up Icon’ P.T. Player?!
* PTW World Champion ‘South African Superstar’ Zizou Middoux w/P.T. Player vs. ‘High Stakes’ Tommy Martins vs vs mystery opponent vs ‘Essex Boi’ Danny Jonez
* Triple Threat ‘Cruiserweight Chaos’ Match :
Lewy ‘Ripper’ Paradise vs. Steve Omega vs. Alex Young
* Tag Team Match :
‘The Business’ – Anton Green & Gabriel Myers vs. Arashi & Stevie James
* Singles Match :
Wolf vs. Psycho Steve!
* A 10 man ‘over the top rope’ Battle Royal, featuring Luton based PTW wrestlers CJ Gunner, and Steven Devine!
* More matches to be announced, with appearances from PTW stars such as ‘Teetotal’ Thomas Stevens, Mason Storm, Jordan E, Big Daddy Dom, and more!
Power Trip Wrestling – “Because it’s sport…..AND entertainment!”
South Philadelphia will be busy this year, with three Toys for Tots events at The Arena in Philadelphia. Arena management, as they have for the last seven years, has offered to have the collections done at more events during the Holiday season than in the past. Yesterday, CHIKARA featured collections at their Sunday, November 13 iPPV show, and will do so again at their Joshi Mania show on December 2, featuring Joshi legends Aja Kong and Manami Toyota, as well as talent from Japanese women’s promotions Osaka Women’s Pro, JWP, Sendai Girls, WAVE and Union Pro.
Then, just hours later, on Saturday, December 3, not only will CZW host its biggest event this year, “Cage of Death 13” at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, but it will be a double header with Japanese promotions K-Dojo, DDT, Freedoms, and BJW! The Indie Wrestling Summit kicking off the day at 1PM.
Here’s the current card…
*BJW’s Jaki Numazawa & FREEDOM’s Jun Kasai vs. BJW’s Ryuji Ito & CZW’s Danny Havoc
*Dick Togo vs. Kudo
*FREEDOMS’ Kamui & CZW’s Devon Moore vs. CZW’s Philly’s Most Wanted
*DDT’s Danshoku Dieno vs. CZW owner DJ Hyde
*Sami Callihan vs. Yoshihito Sasaki
*FREEDOMS’ Takashi Sasaki & K-Dojo’s Kengo Mashimo vs. Drake Younger & MASADA
Then at 7:30 pm, it’s Cage of Death 13 with the following matches scheduled:
*In the Cage of Death: CZW World Heavyweight champion Devon Moore defends against MASADA, Scotty Vortekz, & “Ego” Robert Anthony
*DJ Hyde vs. Greg Excellent (Greg sets the stipulation)
*Death Match Trial: Matt Tremont vs. Danny Havoc
*CZW Wired TV champion Jake Crist vs. Dave Crist
*CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Sami Callihan vs. AR Fox
*Philly’s Most Wanted (BLK JEEZ & Joker) vs. Homicide & Eddie Kingston
Wrestling Bus Trips will present their annual pilgrimage to CZW’s big day, picking up at the following times and locations:
10:00 AM White Castle parking lot (89-03 57th Avenue) in Elmhurst, NY – one block walk from Queens Center Mall.
10:30 AM The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street and 8th Avenue) in Manhattan, NY – one block walk from Madison Square Garden/Penn Station; one subway stop from Times Square.
11:15 AM The Rahway Recreation Center (275 East Milton Avenue) in Rahway, NJ
The price of the trip will be $130, which includes tickets to both events, round trip transportation, a tip for driver, a special exclusive event in between shows and more to be announced. The cost increase is due to the amount of hours needed for the bus due to the early bell time of the first event and its pre-show meet and greet.
For more details, email WrestlingBusTrip@gmail.com.
For attending the events organized this year, we ask that you please bring an unwrapped toy to the Asylum Arena; and donate it to the Toys or 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.
Until next time…
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