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RECENT INTERVIEWS WITH BILL BEHRENS
VOICES OF WRESTLING ARTICLE SEPT 2015
TWO MAN POWER TRIP OF WRESTLING INTERVIEW DEC 2015
One of pro wrestling's all time greatest pitchmen and the force behindSBIbookings.com Bill Behrens joins today's Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling. Covering topics like how WWE NXT signs in coming talent through all of the inner workings of the promotions he has worked for (WWE, WCW, TNA to name a few). Behrens gives John and Chad an in depth look at how someone who came from a television background managed to penetrate a business needing someone with his unique skill set. We also learn about how exactly he became "Pro Wrestling's Super Agent"and representative to stars like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and James Storm.
TIPPING POINT w/BILL BEHRENS & DAVEY RICHARDS
2015 Georgia Wrestling History Awards Winners
From Brian Slack:
Below are the winners for the 2015 Georgia Wrestling History Awards.
Overall Wrestler Award:
Winner: Jimmy Rave
Runner Ups: AJ Steele and Chip Day were tied
Jimmy Rave had one hell of a year in professional wrestling in the state of Georgia. He won the Scenic City Invitational tournament, is the reigning Georgia Wrestling Crown champion and also held the PWA Heritage championship.
Best Technician Award
Winner: Jimmy Rave
Runner Ups: Tie between Fred Yehi, Slim J and Corey Hollis
This is the first year that Kyle Matthews wasn't the winner or one of the winners of the award.
Best Male Performer Award
Winner: Sal Rinauro
Runner Up: Billy Buck
Best Female Performer Award
Winner: Dementia D'Rose
Runner Up: Miss Rachael
Ted Allen Award for Mentorship Contributions
There was no winner of this award due to no one getting the required 50% of the votes to win. The top vote getter was Woody Hullender.
Best Tag Team or Stable Award
Winner: Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards)
Runner Ups: Washington Bullets (Jon Williams & Trey Williams)
One of the most active and entertaining tag teams in Georgia. Wrestled in many different organizations throughout the state.
Most Improved Wrestler Award
Winner: Kevin Blue
Runner Up: Tyson Dean
Kevin Blue stepped up big time in 2015 winning several titles including the Anarchy Wrestling Television championship and the NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight championship and being involved in one of the biggest angles in the state.
Best Manager or Valet Award
Winner: Jeff G Bailey
Runner Up: Al Getz
Jeff G Bailey retains his iron grip on this award. Had a run in Anarchy as a face and is one of the few managers who can make a show better
Best Promoter Award
Winner: Luke Gallows & Marty Miller (WrestleMerica)
Runner Up: Shane Noles (Peachstate Wrestling Alliance)
Best Booker Award
Winner: Rick Michaels (Peachstate Wrestling Alliance)
Runner Up: Murder One (Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment)
Rick Michaels had a very successful year booking for not only PWA, but also for NWA Atlanta and WrestleMerica.
Best Promotion Award
Winner: Peachstate Wrestling Alliance
Runner Up: Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment and Empire Wrestling Entertainment were tied.
Best Live Event Award
Winners: Anarchy Wrestling's Hostile Environment 2015 and the Scenic City Invitational tied
Runner Up: Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment's Show of the Year 2
Anarchy Wrestling ended its 10 plus year run as one of the top promotions in the state on a high note, while the first annual Scenic City Invitational began its run with a bang.
Best Announcer Award
Winner: Jonathan Feltner
Runner Up: Scott Hensley
Best Referee Award
Winner: Ken Wallace
Runner Up: Triston Michaels
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AJ STYLES (ALLEN JONES)
Are AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows coming to WWE?
BY JOHN CLAPP
Numerous media outlets reported Monday that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Luke "Doc" Gallows — most recently of New Japan Pro Wrestling — are in negotiations to compete under the WWE banner.
The office of WWE COO and EVP of Talent Relations Triple H declined to comment on the rumors for WWE.com.
Reports began circulating late Sunday that all four had reportedly given their notices to New Japan management. Fueling the rumors that Styles, Nakamura, Anderson and Gallows were WWE-bound was a series of tweets involving reigning NXT Champion Finn Bálor.
Until recently, Styles, Gallows and Anderson were all part of New Japan's Bullet Club faction, a stable formerly led by Bálor when he wrestled in Japan under the alias Prince Devitt. For months, Bálor has made it clear that he's still tight with the Bullet Club members, even tweeting photos of them wearing his "Bálor Club" T-shirts. On Monday, Bálor stirred the pot again, tweeting an image of Anderson sporting trunks that bore Finn's "demon" design. Additionally, the official Twitter account for the Bullet Club tweeted the NXT Champion Monday, telling him to keep more Bálor Club shirts on hand in case they need them. That tweet has since been deleted.
The addition of Styles, Nakamura, Anderson and Gallows would represent one of the most significant bulk talent acquisitions in WWE history.
Nicknamed "The Phenomenal One," Styles twice held New Japan's IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the organization's top title. He competed on the national scene in the United States for well over a decade, dating back to the latter days of WCW, and is universally hailed for his multi-tooled attack in the ring.
Though not a member of the Bullet Club, Nakamura remains one of the most popular wrestlers outside of WWE. Displaying a flamboyant charisma comparable to Freddie Mercury, but possessing the brutal strikes of an elite fighter, Nakamura roomed with Daniel Bryan years ago in California when both were early into their sports-entertainment careers. During media tours for last year's WrestleMania, Bryan even revealed he once proposed an inter-promotional match against Nakamura to WWE management.
Gallows and Anderson co-held New Japan's tag team titles on three occasions. Additionally, Gallows competed in WWE from 2007 to 2010, while Anderson is a former tag team partner of WWE Performance Center Head Coach Matt Bloom.
Stick with WWE.com for more updates on this developing story as they become available
AJ STYLES TOPS FSM 50 FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
FSM staff vote vote former IWGP heavyweight champion the world's best pro wrestler
London, England: Fighting Spirit Magazine has announced that AJ Styles has placed at No.1 in the coveted FSM 50 rankings – a poll of FSM staff to name the world's best pro wrestler from November 2014 to November 2015. The former three-time NWA World champion beat off competition from Kevin Owens, Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and John Cena to scoop the award, taking the honour for the second year in a row.
Fighting Spirit Magazine states that "quality of matches... [is] the main criteria in considering FSM's Top 50 pro wrestlers of the year. Such bouts, however, were not merely judged on workrate or technical skill, but also performance on the biggest stage, ability to work the crowd, and quality of storylines."
The full FSM 50 listing appears in Issue 127 of the magazine (cover attached to this email), available now in print from WHSmith and Easons stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland, also in print worldwide from www.FightingSpiritMagazine.co.uk/magazine, and for PC/Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone from www.tinyurl.com/FSM127. Smartphone and tablet owners can also search their app store for Fighting Spirit Magazine.
AJ Styles Talks Ring of Honor, WWE NXT, New Japan, TNA, Lucha Underground, More
By Donald Wood , Featured Columnist
Today the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling is simply phenomenal. John and Chad are joined by arguably the greatest active wrestler in the business, AJ Styles. Firstly, we clear the air about the rumors of his injuries keeping him from competing at ROH's Final Battle and New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 10. But we don't stop there as we cover AJ's fantastic career highlights and talk about as the road to retirement is in AJ's view he is not close to being done yet.
The AJ Styles Phenomenal One Tour
AJ Styles is a 2 time IWGP Heavyweight Champion
FEB 5 DSCW CANTON, GA
The best wrestling on the planet, Ring of Honor, will bring another great night of action to the Atlanta area on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. We will be making our debut at the Infinite Energy Center (Formerly the Gwinnett Center) with a 7:30PM bell time!
In addition to the hard-hitting, fast-paced professional wrestling that only ROH showcases, fans in Duluth with have an opportunity to send off ROH Legend and hometown star "The Phenomenal One" AJ STYLES!
Styles will be appearing live in Duluth to sign autographs and take photos with the BEST FANS ON THE PLANET! A cornerstone of ROH since its inception in 2002, Gainesville, GA's Styles has become one of the most accomplished stars in professional wrestling, capturing a litany of major titles including, most recently, the IWGP World Championship! Don't miss your chance to meet and greet this ROH Legend at his LAST ROH APPEARANCE – you just don't know where you may see him next!
The fans of Atlanta have always been gracious and hungry for ROH and we will be coming to deliver
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AJ STYLES was ranked #4 in the 2014 PWI 500
AJ STYLES was ranked #3 in the 2015 PWI 500
AJ STYLES WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED & IMPROVED
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MIKE POSEY (and COREY HOLLIS)
MIKE POSEY in WWE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up9oc3A0OpI&feature=youtu.be
VISIT www.sslclothing.com to get the new Corey Hollis T-Shirt
In the 2014 PWI 500 COREY HOLLIS was ranked 323 and MIKE POSEY 463
In the 2015 PWI 500 COREY HOLLIS ranked 302
Catch last week's episode with ROH up and comer and PWX and Anarchy star Corey Hollis! Midnight Black Mass Vol 5 E01: http://youtu.be/tyW8FW9Wt5U
MIKE POSEY – The Birmingham, AL native performed as a wrestler and referee initially in Alabama & Georgia, most notably for NWA Wildside. He joined TNA as a referee, and also wrestled in a feud with David Young as "Dropkick" Posey. He resigned from TNA to try-out for WWE and after several dark matches was the 1st referee to join WWE's development promotion Deep South Wrestling, initially without a WWE contract. Soon he was signed. When the ECW brand was launched he joined the WWE roster as one of its refs, eventually becoming the brand's Sr. official. In his time in WWE he was a ref in matches on all three WWE brands and appeared at two WrestleManias. Returning to wrestling in 2009, Mike Posey teamed with former WWE Referee, Wes Adams, as the Official Express and Corey Hollis as Alabama Attitude in ROH. Posey won numerous singles titles including RPW TV Title, NWA Ultimate Tag Team Title, APW North Georgia Title, Alabama Junior Heavyweight Title, NWA Tennessee Junior Heavyweight Champion, NWA Pro South All Out & Tag Team Champion, and more. Posey was ranked in the 2012 PWI 500 at 333 up from 438 in 2011 and 470 in 2010.. In 2013 PWI 500 ranked Mike Posey at 320 and Corey Hollis at 318. In 2014 In 2015 Mike Posey became P Dog. Corey Hollis made it to the finals of the 2015 ECWA Super 8. Both appeared for ROH in Atlanta and Nashville in 2015, and will appear for ROH in Atlanta on Aug 29. P Dog Mike Posey is a former Peachstate Wrestling No Limits Champion. On July 25 P Dog & CB Suave def Slim J & Fred Yehi to become Anarchy Tag Team Champions. ROH 8-29 Atlanta Cedric Alexander def Corey Hollis, P Dog with the GAG def Slim J. P Dog is a 2 time Peachstate Wrestling No Limits Champion.
Posey & Hollis faced Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shawn Banks) at the TNA House Show in Mascon, GA at the Coliseum on Saturday 10-20-12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL6sdRt0W_c&feature=youtu.be
NWA WILDSIDE TRIBUTE SITE (NOT AFFILIATED WITH CURRENT NWA)
Classic NWA Wildside Episodes are now being posted at
NWA Wildside TV
MATCH #1 LEWIS, EDDIE & DYNAMITE VS JUAN, MASADA & MAKO
MATCH #2 BAILEY/BEHRENS/MICHAELS INTERVIEW (CEO)
MATCH #3 CUTTING EDGE VS WHITMER & STRYKER
MATCH #4 SLIM J VS JEREMY V
MATCH #5 MAMALUKE VS KNIGHT
MATCH #6 DAVID YOUNG VS ICEBERG w/BAILEY
NWA Wildside featured stars like Current TNA Heavyweight Champion, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles (TNA/WCW), Ron Killings (WWE/TNA), Abyss (Justice) (TNA), Jimmy Rave (TNA), Amazing Red (TNA), Tony Mamaluke (WWE/WCW/TNA), Air Paris (WCW), Hotstuff Hernandez (TNA), David Young (TNA), Kenn Phoenix (Kenn Doane/Dykstra) (WWE), Luke Hawx (Altar Boy Luke) (WSX), Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) (WWE), Delirious (ROH), Mike Posey (WWE/TNA), "The Original Gangsta" New Jack (ECW/TNA) and many more. NWA Wildside served a development promotion for WCW and featured stars like The Beast (Bob Sapp), David Flair, Tank Abbott, Shannon Moore, Shane Helms, Mark Jindrak, Sean O'Haire, Elix Skipper, Jimmy Yang and many more. Wrestling legends like Dusty Rhodes, Dory Funk, Jr., Terry Taylor, Larry Zbsyzko, James E Cornette, The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky & Robert), Abdullah The Butcher, and many more all appeared on NWA Wildside TV.
The NWA Wildside announce team featured Dan "The Dragon" Wilson, Steven Prazak, Scott Hudson, Steve Martin, Bill Behrens, Al Getz, Chris Cruise & others.
Classic NWA Wildside DVD's are now available at www.sbibookings.com . Relive the excitement of one of the most talked about independent promotions in professional wrestling, NWA Wildside!
All DVD's may be purchased by using your PayPal account and using the "Send Money" option to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each LAST RITES 2005, FREEDOM FIGHT 2004 or HARDCORE HELL 2005 PT 1 or 2 DVD is only $10, shipping included!
And WILDSIDE TV episodes are available for $5 each or 3 for $10 on DVD with shipping included for free.
Write to Show Business, Inc at ShowBis@aol.com for info on how to order by mail and on how to order any of the over 300 episodes of NWA Wildside TV, or write to PO Box 941787 Atlanta, GA 31141.
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UPDATES TO THE MERCHANDISE section at the ANARCHY WEBSITE
NEW DVDs http://www.nwaanarchy.net/merch.html
MATCH #1 BLUE VS FOSTER VS AEON VS ASHWORTH
MATCH #2 JAGGED EDGE VS BILLY BUCK
MATCH #3 WAR GAMES PROMOS
http://www.anarchy-wrestling.com/506.html THE FINAL ANARCHY TV EPISODE
MATCH #1 WAR GAMES: TEAM PLATINUM VS TEAM ANARCHY
MATCH #2 JEFF G BAILEY VS STEVE PLATINUM
WHY WE WRESTLE
Why We Wrestle Report from Cornelia on January 9
From Larry Goodman:
Why We Wrestle had a successful grand opening show with "Year Zero", as they kicked off the Heavyweight Championship tournament that will be the focus of their events all the way through Hardcore Hell in March. Kory Chavis, Seth DeLay and Kevin Blue all advanced to the second round.
The big story though, was the surprise departure of Shadow Jackson after 14 years as one the most popular wrestlers the venue has ever seen. Jackson is done after coming out on the short end of a hastily added loser leaves stipulation to his main event match vs. Blue. Jackson's farewell speech was as real as it gets.
The storytelling on this show was exceedingly strong, especially considering all of the talent cancellations WWW and booker Todd Sexton had to overcome. Masada, Tank, and Ace Rockwell were lost from the tournament. The talk segments were compelling and there were more of them. The show didn't have a truly great match, although several were quite good. None of them were problematic.
I wondered how far the WWW presentation would stray from what the Church has been accustomed to. Turns out the most radical change is the name. WWW is making a concerted effort to incorporate the Wildside/Anarchy history into their product. Yet it is different enough to feel fresh and provide intrigue as to where they are going with things.
Charles Anschutz and Cornelia wrestling were strange bedfellows. There was no synergy and too many crosscurrents. That's not to point fingers. It was what it was. Marriages fail despite the best intentions. It's obviously way early to draw any conclusions, but first blush - WWW feels like the natural evolution of wrestling at the Church.
Attendance was 130. A lot of the Anarchy regulars were there but WWW appears to have attracted a good number of newcomers. Can WWW keep them coming back? Time will tell. Clearly, they enjoyed what they were seeing at "Year Zero".
The new elevated entrance ramp running down the center is in place. The ring now has an Oakland Raiders color scheme with black turnbuckles and silver ropes. The show was taped using two camera. Jonathan Feltner did solo commentary. The refs were Dee Byers, Triston Michaels and Kevin Pierce. Former Anarchy owner Franklin Dove was in the house.
The only major operations issue was cars getting stuck in the mud due to all the rain.
(1) Slim J defeated Troy Alexander in 5:40. Slim came out rapping and got a big response. This was a teacher-student match. Alexander looks the part of a pro wrestler and is fundamentally sound for his limited level of experience. His teacher wouldn't have it any other way. At first, Alexander didn't give the fans much to go on about his character, but he got the cocky attitude going once he got the advantage. Alexander had Screwdriver on the Rocks scouted, but the flying reverse DDT did the trick.
(2) BJ Hancock defeated Chris Spectra in 9:47. After an early barrage of offensive from Spectra, Hancock went to the apron to regroup. Instead of using the clichéd hotshot takeover spot, Hancock pulled Spectra's head through the ropes into his knee and followed up with a slingshot elbow drop. Spectra used a nice pumphandle sitout slam for a near fall. Both men escaped the other guy's finisher leading to battle of backslides. Spectra won the battle but lost the war, as Hancock kicked out and finished Spectra with the piledriver. Good match. Hancock on a regular basis would be a major boost to the roster. is always fun to watch and this was the best singles match I've seen from Spectra.
Hancock said the tournament was nothing but a sham since he wasn't in it. Since Todd Sexton's scheduled opponent (Jimmy Rave) had to cancel and Sexton had never beaten him, Hancock said he wanted the spot.
WWW's "Head of Production" Dany Only addressed the crowd. Only called attention to newly installed set of king-sized photos hung over the bleachers – Bill Behrens, Slim J, Jeff G. Bailey and Reverend Dan Wilson -- calling it their Mr. Rushmore. Only said other had gone further, but those four were arguably the most beneficial to the Church of Southern Wrestling. Only said that since the "Year Zero" card was put together two and half months ago, nine performers had backed out for various reasons. Rockwell was not there to face Kory Chavis due to a family emergency. Only said Rockwell's replacement was someone the fans would be happy to see. Masada was out because he got an offer to wrestle Roderick Strong for the ROH TV Title. Tank got injured the night before which meant Wilson wasn't there either. Only said Tank vs. Masada would happen at a later date and introduced Bill Behrens.
Behrens came out to "Midnight Rider" and received a standing O. Behrens said when he first heard the name Why We Wrestle, he didn't know if it was a question or a statement. He concluded that it was an answer. Behrens gave a brief history of wrestling at the Church, describing it as a special place that performers gravitated towards to be discovered and learn why they wrestle. Behrens said the new Why We Wrestle Champion deserved something special and displayed what will become the WWW title -- a brand new NWA Wildside belt that was never worn or defended. Behrens explained that he ordered it from Australia in 2005 but it didn't arrive until a week after Wildside's final show.
Kevin Blue snatched the mic out of Behren's hand and said he was the only one that deserved that belt. If not for Shadow Jackson, he would have the Anarchy Triple Crown and be waiting on the sideline for the tournament to be over so he could face the WWW Champion. Blue tried to grab the belt. Behrens wouldn't let him have it so Blue decked him. Jackson, Slim J and all the refs ran out to chase Blue off. While they were tending to Behrens, Blue sneaked back in the ring to clip Jackson's knee and ran away. Jackson said if he couldn't beat Blue in his tournament match tonight, he was done in Cornelia, but if Blue lost, he should have to go. Behrens said he wasn't an officer of the company, but his face was on the friggin wall so the loser leaves stip was on. The crowd responded with a "yes!" chant. Be careful what you ask for...
(3) Kory Chavis defeated Jeremy Vain in 13:56 to advance to the second round of the WWW Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Vain garnered an approving pop as Rockwell's replacement. Mild dueling chants at the start. Vain dominated until a wicked back elbow almost knocked him through the ropes. A headbutt sent Vain off the apron and crashing into the barricade. Chavis gave Vain a beating on the hardwood floor. Selling has always been one of Vain's strengths and this segment was a textbook example. Back inside, Chavis got the better of a great punch exchange. A collision left both men down. Vain escaped the Spinesplitta and superkicked Chavis for a near fall. Chavis kicked out of Vain's top rope elbow and hit the Spinesplitta. Vain managed to kick out but a backpack stunner by Chavis spelled doom. This was a fine way to set the tone of tournament as one of high level competition.
(4) Stryknyn & Billy Buck defeated Jon Davis & James Drake in 12:43. Separate entrance for all four. The pop for Stryk was right up there with the one for Buck. Drake has a pudgy "for indys only" physique but his ring work was more than adequate. Davis had no use for him as a partner. Stryk more than held his own with Davis. Stryk and Buck unleashed the Hate Junkie's boot party on Drake. The heels got heat Buck. A bodyslam contest between Davis and Drake led to Davis slamming Drake on top of Buck. Buck exploded out of the corner with a clothesline on Drake. Tags made. Stryk kicked out of a Jackhammer by Davis and laid him out with the FFD (F5). However, Drake had made a blind tag and went for a moonsault. It missed and he was superkicked (Buck) and speared (Stryk) out of his boots.
Drake was punished severely for his screw up. Chavis joined Davis for a Dark City beatdown on him. Stryk and Buck hit the ring and issued a challenge. DCFC faked like they would accept and walked off. Buck and Stryk raised Drake's hand.
Sexton came out. He admitted that Hancock beat him in a streetfight at Hardcore Hell two years ago, so a streetfight with Hancock it would be in two weeks.
(5) Odinson defeated Karsan Kase in 3:39. Talk about an immense mismatch – Kase at 150 soaking weight vs. a 280 pound beast. The "Odinson's gonna kill you" chant was no exaggeration. It was a distinct possibility. I was shocked Kase got any offense at all. When Kase tried a top rope move, Odinson caught him like a small child and put him in the airplane spin with that amazing whirlybird release.
The diminutive Gil Quest came onto the ramp and ordered Odinson to get out of his ring. "I'm gonna have to hurt this kid," said Quest. Odinson gave Quest the whirlybird treatment and left. "I got 'em out, right?" said Quest. Odinson ran back to the ring to give Quest another whirlybird. All three refs were out there pleading with Odinson to spare the guy. This was perfect booking of Odinson IMO.
Next up was "The Talent Show" hosted by retired Anarchy star JT Talent, who said he was going to be there because the fans want to know what makes a wrestler tick and he was going to get the answers. Talent introduced Seth DeLay as his first guest out to Tina Turner's "The Best". Talent wanted to know if there was going to be a sexy party tonight.
DeLay's opponent, Jeremy Foster interrupted. Foster said he had done nothing since coming to the Church except ask the veterans questions and learn to be a better wrestler. Foster said win or lose, he would join in on the sexy party, but this wasn't the time for fun and games. Let's do the match first.
"Talent Show" was one of WWW's better ideas. Talent is good on the mic and still quite popular with the fans. A great crowd reaction is a sure thing every time DeLay steps through the curtain in Cornelia. The spontaneity of the interaction between them was fun to watch. Foster wasn't bad either.
(6) Seth DeLay defeated Jeremy Foster to advance to the second round of the WWW Heavyweight Championship Tournament in 12:53. This was an OK match. Babyface vs. babyface is tough sell in this building and it never felt like they got into high gear. Foster got his knees up when DeLay flew from the top. Foster tried to submit DeLay with a crossface chickenwing. Twice DeLay made it to the ropes. DeLay hit the Kool Krusher for a near fall. The finish was nicely done – Foster hit a superplex but Delay was able to secure a cradle on the landing.
Talent came out to applaud the postmatch show of sportsmanship between the competitors. Foster spoiled the feel good moment by decking Talent and storming to the back. DeLay and Talent didn't let that stop them from giving the fans their "sexy party" dance moment. It looked like they were going to get ring announcer Jonathan Feltner in on the act but he was spared.
(7) Kevin Blue defeated Shadow Jackson to advance to the second round of the WWW Heavyweight Championship Tournament in 13:18. Jackson must leave Why We Wrestle. Match told a simple, compelling story. Blue is really flowing as a heel. The "Shadow" chants were huge. Blue was absolutely relentless in his quest to destroy Jackson's knee. Blue applied the STF. Jackson made the ropes after being a fraction of an inch from tapping out. High drama there. Blue kicked out of Jackson's stunner. Jackson kicked out after eating two Yakuza kicks. Jackson hulked up, but his knee collapsed on a spinebuster slam and Blue landed on top for the pin.
Postmatch – Nemesis hit the ring to tell Jackson he wasn't going anywhere. Maybe he could talk to somebody and they could put Urban Assault Squad back together. Jackson said he gave his word and it would be wrong for the kids to see him break it. They went into beast up mode for old time's sake…then Nemesis attacked Shadow and took a chair to his knee. "You wanna leave me you SOB!" The babyface hit the ring. Security escorted Nemesis to the front door. Rather than a turn, this was Nemesis showing his true colors.
Shadow's farewell speech was the most emotional goodbye I've ever experienced at the Church. He wept openly and had difficulty getting his words out. Jackson said he started on the Friday night shows 14 years ago. The fans and the wrestlers adopted him. "I hope I left the best part of me here tonight…I hope you take just little bit of me home with you. It ain't nothing but up from here. Support 'em and love 'em."
Shadow circled the ring shaking hands with each and every fan accompanied by his six year old son. Vain came out on the ramp to pay tribute to his long- time friend and collaborator, calling "Shadowmania" the best thing that ever hit the building. Jackson returned to the ring to kiss the mat before walking up the ramp one last time.
2013-14 Georgia Wrestling History Awards Winners
Best Promotion: Anarchy
Best Booker: Todd Sexton & Bill Behrens
Best Manager: Jeff G Bailey
Best ref: Dee Byers
Best Announcer: Brett Wolverton
Most Improved: Bobby Moore
Best Tag Team: Washington Bullets
Best Live Event: Fright Night 2013
Best Technician: Kyle Matthews
Best Wrestler: Shane Marx
JEFF G BAILEY (NWA ELITE) YOU TUBE page http://www.youtube.com/user/NWAElite
Anarchy star, Slim J, announces the launch of his new website www.slimj.com .
The website features pics & videos of Slim J, plus very soon fans will be able to purchase Slim J T-Shirts & DVDs. Slim J also create original music & beats that are available for purchase using paypal.
If you want to get trained as a professional wrestler you will find info on the NWA Anarchy Wrestling School at www.slimj.com too.
Dan "The Rev" Wilson podcast:
Thursday at 11:30 PM EST at www.blogtalkradio.com/dragonsrejects
The Rev's Midnight Black Mass - bringing you the most in unique and sinister coverage of all entertainment "On The Fringe" (Pro Wrestling, Music, Horror Films, TV, Comics, Stand Up Comedy and More)
GREG HUNTER & JOHN JOHNSON PODCAST
SOUTHERN FRIED WRESTLING
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling was created in March of 2010 and started running shows once a month in Ellijay, Ga. We started out in a place known as Gilmer Golf and games. Our first show drew a crowd of 35 or 40 people. DSCW didn't get discouraged though we kept giving good quality matches at a fair price and got our crowds up to 150 or more. We had to move to gyms and civic centers to support our fan base, drawing close to 600 on some of our big shows
http://youtu.be/vWKPRAqVpI4 Taking the Bump: A story of semi-pro wrestling
Big Wood (Greg Hullender) was named BEST PROMOTER in the 2013 Georgia Wrestling History Awards
APW ROYSTON, GA
Watch NWA APW AFTERSHOCK at:
Latest episode at: http://www.youtube.com/alternativepro
APW has live events each Friday at the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA 8PM Belltime.
305 Cherry Street, Royston, Ga
APW TAG CHAMPS: JAMES BLVD & ANTRONE BREWER
NORTH GEORGIA CHAMP: JAMES BOULEVARD
SOUTHERN STATES CHAMP: STRYKNYN
We're there every First and Third Saturday of the month!
2001 Main Street
Porterdale, Georgia 30070
(20 East, Go right off of Exit 88, 3.5 miles go left at the four-way stop, building is on the left side of the street)
Platinum Championship Wrestling Report from Porterdale on January 16
From Alicia Stockton:
Defending Champions Eliminated from The Tag Team Season
Platinum Championship Wrestling had another packed out house last night. The focus right now is on the Tag Team Season, and the feuds are getting hotter.
Match 1: Shane Marx vs. Ray Fury
The two locked up. Marx delivered a gorgeous dropkick. Fury left the ring to get his bearings. They engaged in a test of strength where Marx attempted to break Fury's arms. Marx delivered a scoop slam followed by a drop punch. He repeated that combination with maximum results. Fury chopped Marx's chest. The two exchanged blows, and Fury managed a two count. Fury attempted a submission, but Marx fought out. Fury landed a big knee to Marx's chest, and it resulted in a pin attempt. They exchanged blows again while Marx was poised on the top turnbuckle. Fury attempted a superplex, but Marx knocked him down then dropkicked him. Both men were down for a nine count. Marx decimated Fury with kicks, then a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Fury landed a facebuster for a two count. Fury went for a kick, Marx evaded. Marx landed a spinebuster on Fury for two. Marx set up for Natural Selection, but Fury got out. He attempted to kick Marx, but Marx evaded. Marx didn't miss Natural Selection on its second attempt, and he won the match. It was a lovely way to open a show and a triumphant return for Marx.
Match 2: Geter vs. Eric Jones
Big F'n Deal came to the ring. Geter reminded the audience that there is still an open contract on the championship. "There's an open contract to any man who feels they can take this from me. I understand there's a young man who wants to add his name to this list. Eric Jones came down to face Geter.
Jones' blows looked like they did little to the giant Geter. Geter delivered giant chops to Jones' chest. Jones did his very best, but for a little while it appeared the size differential was just too much. Geter suplexed Jones for a one count. Jones attacked with kicks and punches that did little to stop the giant's offense. Even in the midst of the contest, Geter had enough respect for Jones to call to the audience to support him. Jones bit Geter, and his punches and kicks finally felled Geter. Jones goes up top and hits Geter with a splash for a two count. Geter hit Jones with a German Suplex. Jones tapped out to a modified half crab.
The commentators announced that Logan Creed has challenged Geter via the open contract and that match will take place February 6th. Geter said "Give Go Time a round of applause. Young men like this are the future of the PCW roster. There's another young man chomping at the bit to make a name here at PCW. Join us out here JAM. You fight till the end. That's what PCW will stand for. Don't lay down for anyone. Not me, not Platinum and his little band of goons." JAM took the mic. "it's been a long two weeks. Two weeks ago, Platinum and his goons tried to destroy me and Damien. He didn't destroy me. He made me a better person." JAM announced that he and Damien Silva are competing as a team for the 2016 Tag Team Season.
Match 3: Matt Gilbert vs. Brian Kane
Quasi Mandisco called Gilbert a Brian Kane wannabe. He then said that he and Brian Kane are Porterdale. It still amazes me how easy it was for him to get the crowd to love him considering the level of animosity they held for him for such a long time.
Kane hit two crisp arm drags and Gilbert responded with a nice dropkick. Gilbert hit stiff punches and kicks followed by a standing suplex. Gilbert and Kane went back and forth. Kane misjudged the moonsault, and Gilbert hit a flying clothesline for two. Two blows to the head from Gilbert were answered by chest chops from Kane. Kane could barely fight back to his feet, but he thwarted Gilbert at every turn. Gilbert kicked Kane in his injured shoulder for a two count. Kane stomped Gilbert's toes. Gilbert slammed Kane and went up top. Kane rolled up Gilbert, but barely made the pin. Perhaps this is the beginning of a new rivalry. At any rate, it was the match to watch.
Match 4: The Movement vs. Chris Henry and Jade Newman.
The Movement interrupted Newman and Henry's hype time during their entrance. Henry did a gorgeous dive to the outside onto The Movement. Henry hit Talon Williams with an elbow. Chip Hazard landed a backbreaker to Henry for a two count. Henry tried to fight as best he could. Hazard tried to choke him. Hazard slammed Henry into Williams' boot. Williams hit Henry with a suplex. Henry sent a flurry of punches and knees, but Williams hit him with another suplex. Williams hit Henry with an STO, but Henry got his foot on the rope. Henry was isolated for a long time. Hazard knocked Newman off the apron to keep him from tagging in to aid his partner. Williams decimated Henry, but Henry got in some offense of his own, and Hazard had to break up the count. Newman tags in and clotheslines. The Movement tried to double team Newman but only managed a two count. Hype felled them both, and dived between the ropes to keep the non-legal man down. Newman won the match with a rollup to end a dynamic and entertaining contest. The energy radiating off Henry and Newman was infectious.
Match 5: Eli Daniels vs. Joey Sparks
Eli Daniels was accompanied by his ringside manager Mathias Darkthorne. The match started with a lot of grappling. Daniels looked like he had the advantage after a powerful punch. Sparks moved amazingly for such a big man, and Daniels held his own. He landed a gorgeous kick to Sparks' chin for a 2 count. Darkthorne choked Sparks in the ropes, but there was no real effect. Sparks damn near kicked Daniels' head off for a two count. Daniels suplexed Sparks, which was no easy feat, for a two count. Daniels kicked Sparks in the head for a two count. Daniels tried to get Sparks in a sleeper, and kept using his feet to attain leverage. It had no real effect. Sparks got another two count on Daniels. Daniels hit a superkick. Darkthorne interfered with the count after Sparks hit Daniels with a spinebuster. Daniels took advantage of the distraction and got the win.
Main Event: Bill the Butcher and Dementia D'Rose vs. The Danger City Demons
Carpenter stipulated that D'Rose and Butcher would only face the Demons if upon their loss they'd be out of the 2016 Tag Team Season. The Demons countered that if they won, they'd get five minutes alone in the ring with The Carpenter to exact revenge.
Danger and De Rose began the match. The Demons landed a double elbow on D'Rose. D' Rose slammed Valek and tagged in Butcher who missed a splash in the corner, Valek gained momentum. Butcher tried to choke then pounded Valek into the mat. Butcher stomped Valek's midsection, then threw him like a doll. Danger went for a tag, and Butcher knocked him off the apron. Butcher did a huge spear for a two count. Butcher hit Valek with a spinebuster. D'Rose hit him with a butt buster. Valek tried to roll up D'Rose. Butcher tried to knock Danger off the rope a second time, but Danger tagged in. Butcher pushed the referee into Danger's coming offense,knocking the ref out. Carpenter tried to use his bat, but Mandisco grabbed it and gave it to Danger. Danger hit Carpenter, but Butcher hit Danger with a chain. Danger was pinned after Carpenter woke up the ref.
Carpenter set up The Demons like sacrificial lambs, and it looked like The Movement were coming to finish them off. The Movement turned on The Carpenter and joined the Demons side.
On February 6th, The Movement will take on members of The Cornerstone.
Empire Wrestling Entertainment will be at the Empire Arena in Rossville, GA .
Tickets are $5. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is a t 8:00.
PRO SOUTH WRESTLING
627 Southern Avenue
Piedmont, AL 36272
Tickets are $6 and free for children under 5. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (256) 447-3825.
ProSouth Champion: Trever Aeon
All-Out Champion: Donnie Primetime
Tag Team Champions: Aries Brothers
ProSouth Wrestling was in Piedmont, AL on January 15. Results: "Future Classic" Tyler Gage wins a gauntlet match to become the #1 contender for the ProSouth Heavyweight championship. Scott Spade & "Young Gun" Jed Johnson (w/Tyler Gage) defeated Donnie Primetime & Steven Michaels after Steven Michaels turned on Donnie Primetime. "The Prodigal Son" Charles Zanders defeated Andrew Aries. Eli Daniels (w/Mathias Darkthorne) defeated Scott Aries. "The Reality" James Hardy & Dakota Outlaw defeated Kevin Ryan & Victoria Ventress (w/Kris Parker).
Valentine's Day Massacre VIII
February 12th, 2016
The ProSouth Arena
627 Southern Avenue
Piedmont, AL 36272
ALL Tickets $10
First come, first served on seating
Kids 4 and under are FREE!
Challenger TBD 1/15 (Gauntlet Winner)
Champion "Violence Artist" Trever Aeon
*Fan versus Wrestler*
Kris Parker (w/Victoria Ventress)
"The Reality" James Hardy (w/Dakota Outlaw)
More matches to be announced in the coming weeks!
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WrestleMerica is on WLTZ CW 38.2 in Columbus. The CW affiliate reaches 225,000 homes and a population of over 500,000 in the station's market area.
WrestleMerica was in Union Point, GA on January 16. Results: Brad Attitude defeated John Skyler to retain the WrestleMerica championship. Amy Love defeated Amber Gallows. Jerry Nelms & Scotty Bullwinkle defeated The Faces of Death (Andy Anderson & Pain). Chris Nelms defeated Iceberg, Logan Creed and Luke Gallows in a four way match to retain the Brass Knuckles championship. The Patriot defeated Big Andy. David Tita defeated P-Dogg
Peachstate Wrestling Alliance Report from Carrrollton on January 16
From Larry Goodman:
Peachstate Wrestling Alliance returned to the VFW Fairgrounds with their first event of 2016, featuring an 8 team tournament to fill the void created by the company's vacated tag team championship. When the smoke cleared, Beautiful Bald Besties had the titles.
The Besties, Georgia's Tag Team of the Year for 2015, have now garnered the PWA tag titles and the SFCW tag titles in the first 16 days of the new year.
Silly me to think Rick Michaels would book a tournament in straightforward manner. There was no semifinal round and they came within an eyelash of not having a championship match at all.
There was no shortage of surprises. Bill Behrens showed up completely out of the blue as PWA's authority figure. The company had been without one since October when Commissioner Shane Noles returned to in ring competition. Behrens had the unenviable task of holding up the PWA Heritage Championship after the second consecutive no-winner finish in matches between former champion Jimmy Rave and Sal Rinauro.
The Rave/Rinauro match was a real treat. A fine match in its own right, their shared history going back to their formative years at NWA Wildside, and later at ROH and Rampage, provided an added layer of richness.
Generally speaking, the wrestling at PWA shows doesn't wow me. Their strength lies in characters and stories. The wrestling has gotten a lot better over the last two years and is plenty good enough to get them where they want to go.
It's been said before but it bears repeating. Peachstate has about the best locker room morale around. There's a sense that individual egos take a backseat to putting on the best show possible.
Attendance at the VFW Fairgrounds was 250. Peachstate seems to draw better at the Fairgrounds than they do at Central Elementary. Crowd reactions were strong for every match.
PWA Tag Team Championship Tournament – Opening Round
(1)Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards) defeated Southside Trash (Rowdy & Razor) in 6:33. SST had their way with Edwards in the early going. Besties got heat on Rowdy, who had the presence of mind to kick out of a pin attempt before a count was made when referee Mason was slow getting in position. Why wait? The crowd got behind Rowdy. He made the hot tag and the match quickly broke down with all four involved. SST went for a double flapjack on Edwards, but Stevens pulled Razor out and posted him. As Rowdy turned to check on his partner, Edwards rolled him up. A passable opener. I wasn't expecting the moon and the stars.
(2) Trending Now (Ace Haven & Charles Zanders with Amy Haven) defeated Aries Brothers (Scott & Andrew) in 8:15. Aries Brothers back jumped Trending Now before the bell. However, the Brothers (cough) messed up and quickly found themselves in the deep end of the pool. Nice teamwork by Trending Now here. Scott interfered to set up a bigtime uranage by Andrew. He really planted Zanders. Andrew has very limited experience but he's got the physique and explosiveness in his power moves to go places. Aries isolated Zanders. Desperation diving tag. Ace on fire. He hit sliced bread on Scott. Andrew saved and decimated Zanders and Ace with power moves, but the good Brothers screwed up again. Trending Now hit crazy dives to the outside. The finish saw Andrew accidentally spear Scott, who was pinned by Zanders after a high/low combo. A surprisingly good match. The foreshadowing of the finish via Aries' earlier ineptitude was a nice touch. It was all action and they kept it together during all the gaga.
(3) Tyson Dean & AJ Steele defeated Feature Attraction (Donnie Primetime III & Britt Jackson) in 7:35. Mason. Dean & Steele toyed with Feature Attraction, who looked appropriately intimidated. DP3's blows had no effect. Steele's chops sure as hell did. DP3 got his ass kicked but good. His chest was beet red. Jackson pulled DP3 out of harm's way, causing Dean to ram into the turnbuckle. Feature Attraction got a few moments of offense before Steele took them to Suplex City. Steele pinned Jackson with the Steele City Bomb (Black Hole Slam). Match was just what the doctor ordered to immediately establish Dean and Steele as the PWA's dominant babyface tag team. DP3's buffoonish bumping and selling was entertaining. Jackson needs more personality. Nothing he can do about having short arms.
(4) NWA Georgia Champion Tommy Too Much (with Merica Strong) & Simon Sermon vs. Nigel Sherrod & Shane Noles (with Wicked Nemesis) was ruled a double count out in 3:40. Nothing but a brawl. Noles and Sherrod starting beating on T2M before Sermon got out there. They fought outside the ring for 5 minutes before the match officially got underway. More chaos ensued. Merica attacked Sherrod. T2M nailed Wicked. Noles went after T2M with a steel chair and chased him all the way into the bathroom. Referee Terry Hudgins had no choice but to count them out. Totally different than any of previous matches. A pure fight was the only thing that made sense given Noles' past issues with T2M and Sermon.
Announcer Jason Boyd said Steele & Dean would receive a second round bye and automatically advance to the tournament final.
(5) Beautiful Bald Besties and Trending Now went to a 15 minute draw. It was back and forth with neither team being able to sustain any momentum in the opening minutes. Besties were finally able to get the advantage on Zanders and keep it. They did the deal where Ace tagged and Besties made sure referee Mason didn't see it. Edwards did a cool move that started like a powerbomb and ended with him tossing Zanders over his head into the turnbuckles. Ace entered with a double missile dropkick. Edwards kicked out of Ace's sliced bread. Ace kicked out of a Bestie's double knee combo. Trending Now hit their finisher on Stevens, who rolled to the floor to avoid being pinned. Ace had Stevens beaten with a stunner when the time ran out at the count of two. An OK match. Kind of ragged looking in spots. Announcer Boyd was spot on with the timekeeping, but he forgot to the ring the bell when the final second ticked off, so Mason halted the pin count before the bell actually rang.
Behrens came to the ring to introduce himself as the designated decision maker. Behrens said he preferred for it not to be this way, but since Dean and Steele had no competitors to face them, he was awarding them the titles. They promptly handed the titles back to Behrens. Steele said they ain't never been afraid to fight and they never had anything given to them, so how about they kick all four asses? Behrens asked the crowd what they thought as if he didn't know…a three way for the titles was announced as the main event for the evening.
(5) The PWA Heritage Championship match between Champion Jimmy Rave and Sal Rinauro was ruled a no contest in 17:30 and the title being held up. Rinauro took a page out of Rave's heel playbook, using mind games in an attempt to throw Rave off. Rave's answer -- control the ground game and eat Rinauro up with chops. A Rave misstep sent him flying over the top. Rinauro capitalized. Rinauro pie-faced Rave. Not a smart move. Rave's eyes lit up like Bruiser and Crusher to signal the comeback. But Rinauro had Rave's signature tricks scouted. He blocked Rave's apron STO and kicked out when Rave tried to catch him off guard with the move that has won him so many matches - the smallest package in pro wrestling. Rave's superplex left both men feeling the effects. Rinauro kicked out of Rave's delayed cover. Rave speared referee Triston Michaels by mistake. Rinauro laid Rave out with an implant DDT and set up for a belt shot. Dean cut Rinauro off and went to town on him. T2M and Merica hit the ring to attack Rave. Steele hit the ring and tossed Merica out with authority. The PWA fans must be sick of her shit because that got one of the bigger pops of the night. Sermon joined the fray. It was bedlam with Steele and Dean going to war with Sermon and T2M. Triston came to his sense and threw the match out. No big revelation that this was the best match of the night. It's been years since I saw that kind of babyface fire from Rave. Rinauro's work was the best I've seen since he returned to the ring a year ago.
Postmatch - Rinauro kicked Rave low and was ready to crown him with the belt, not knowing Behrens had entered the ring behind him. Behrens grabbed the belt and announced that title was held up.
(6) Beautiful Bald Besties defeated Trending Now and Steele & Dean in 12 minutes to win the tournament and become the new PWA Tag Team Champions. Besties were getting nowhere fast against Dean and Steele. Zanders made an unsolicited tag, and Trending Now continued to befuddle the Besties until desperation proved to be the mother of invention. Besties got heat on Ace. Dean tagged himself in and Besties were in trouble again, but Stevens managed to tag Zanders. Dean and Steele obliterated Zanders with a double team version of Dean's spinning neckbreaker. Sermon and T2M came to ringside. Steele and Dean went after them, and as they did, Stevens made a blind tag and stole the pin on Zanders. A decent match. It was the storytelling that carried the day. Besties were unscrupulous sleaze balls all night long which made the finish oh so apropos.
Peachstate Wrestling Alliance, 01/30/16, in Carrollton, GA
January 30th 2016
PWA returns to the HISTORIC VFW Fairgrounds!
1625 Bankhead Hwy, Carrollton, GA 30116, USA
-- Tyson Dean/AJ Steele vs. Simon Sermon/Tommy Too Much(w/Merrica Strong)
--Jimmy Rave vs. Shane Marx(w/Dewitt Dawson)
-- #Trending Now vs. The Get Along Gang (P-Dog & CB Suave)
-- Fry Daddy vs. Sal Rinuaro
AND MORE to be announced!
Bell time of 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM
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