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Review – Ron Snyder – Wrestling’s New Golden Age

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

 

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was once signified as the “Be All, End All” of professional wrestling.

By now, that statement has been detracted with talent like The Young Bucks, Colt Cabana and Kenny Omega, all of whom have achieved financial efficiency and without any WWE stints (or pushes in Cabana’s case) to boot.

Ron Snyder’s “Wrestling’s New Golden Age: How Independent Promotions Have Revolutionized One Of America’s Favorite Sports,” released by Sports Publishing, succeeds in its goal to inform and explore just how independent wrestling came to be from its eerie territorial beginnings.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/25/17: Throwing Caution To The Whirlwind

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/25/17)

Throwing Caution To The Whirlwind 

– In the ring already were WCWC Tag Team Champions The Bonu$ Boyz and Kate Carney, as they mentioned how they deserved respect and whatnot. They were interrupted by some rather familiar music, The Whirlwind Gentlemen. Oh snap. Sadly, the audio went in and out at this moment so that pop couldn’t be fully soaked in. Jack Manley felt more natural on the mic and suggested a challenge for the belts. Of course, we’d imagine that the Champs wouldn’t be inclined to accept given that WG literally just returned. This moment was interrupted by The Heavenly Bodies, who laid claim to being the #1 Contenders and “not yesterday’s news.” A three-way brawl and a lot of stumbling later, it was WG left alone in the ring. It didn’t look as though they “cleaned house,” but we get it and all. WG back in the fold should open some fresh feud ideas. They’re also featured again in those furniture commercials, so it must be for the foreseeable future.

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling Brings “Thanksgiving Turmoil” To The Concordia-Turners Gymnasium

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*The Following Is A Press Release Sent To Us By Dynamo Pro Wrestling*

 

Dynamo Pro Wrestling is proud to announce an all ages, live, professional wrestling event on Saturday, November 25th, 2017. This professional wrestling event, sponsored by Slackers, Aries Screen Printing, and Computer Specialists, will be held at the Concordia Turners Gymnasium, located at 6432 Gravois Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. with a bell time of 8:00 P.M. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event. Tickets for children from five to twelve years old are $5. Tickets for children under five years old are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at dynamoprowrestling.bigcartel.com. Three big matches have already been signed for this event. The Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships will be defending in a triple threat match as the former champions Keon Option and Justin D’Air and “High Level Enterprise” take on the new Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions “The Agents of Chaos”. After the events of our last event, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge looks for revenge as he takes on “The Heartthrob” Jaden Roller. And, in the main event, the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship will be defended as “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze defends against former Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion Brandon Aarons. You will also see such Dynamo Pro Wrestling wrestlers such as “The Filipino Warrior” Elvis Aliaga, C.J. Shine, Jackal, Frodo the Ghost, Aaron Dzinic, and many more. Please come out and experience the best in professional wrestling as Dynamo Pro Wrestling returns to the Concordia Turners Gymnasium.

     Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DynamoPro. For Concordia Turners Gymnasium venue information, you can check out their website at www.concordiaturners.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/concordiaturners.

Review – Chris Jericho/Peter Thomas Fornatale – The Best In The World

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Thrust once more into pro wrestling relevancy with his recent challenge to Kenny Omega slated for New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Jan. 4, 2018, Chris Jericho’s career stock may be the highest it has ever been.

At this point, it’s like what hasn’t he done?

As he suffered from a popularity decline, he resurrected himself with things like “IT,” “The List,” “Stupid Idiot,” pretentiously expensive scarves and “The Gift Of Jericho” last year. He became the equivalent of a walking meme, even long after the days of “Jericho Invented Everything.”

It will always be argued though that Jericho’s true creative renaissance was between 2008-2013, when he was forced to do different things to get his now-stale character over with the fans and thus, churned out the best promo/ring work of his career.

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling And Fighting For Autism Present Charity Professional Wrestling Event

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*The Following Is A Press Release From Dynamo Pro Wrestling*

 

Dynamo Pro Wrestling, in cooperation with Fighting for Autism, are proud to present a family-friendly professional wrestling charity event on Saturday, November 11th, 2017. This professional wrestling event will be held at the Lamborghini Gold Coast – Athletic Centre, located at 49 Lawrence Street in St. Charles, Missouri. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. with a bell time of 8:00 P.M. Ringside tickets are $30, reserved seating tickets are $20, and general admission tickets are $15. Children under the age of six are admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets are available at the Lamborghini Athletic Centre box office or by calling (636) 466-3766. Proceeds from this event will be used to open a new autism therapy center in St. Charles, Missouri. This new center will provide services, support, and resources to the local autism community. In addition, there will be a meet and greet prior to the event where fans will have an opportunity to get autographs and take pictures with the competitors prior to the event.

Dynamo Pro Wrestling will have many of their professional wrestlers at this event, including Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion Brandon Aarons, Brandon Espinosa, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge, Jaden Roller, Savanna Stone, and many more. The local mixed martial arts community will be represented by such mixed martial arts competitors as Jared “JDB” Daniels-Block, Steve “The Red Nosed Pitbull” Berger, Jason Powell, Chip Day, Kelly D’ Angelo, “Smashley” Ashley Cummins, “Johnny Irish” Dan O’Connor, Brandon Pearson, Marc Godeker, Adam Marburger, “The Omega Virus”, Kain Royer, “Dangerous” Danny Wright, “Wilde N’ Out”, Phil Lampe, Savin Roberts, Andrew “Mop-Jitsu” Ebers, Mike Clay, Ethan Cage, Kyle Watson, and “The Sin City Psycho” Diamond Roberts. And, in the six-man tag team main event, witness history as the hard-hitting tag team from Georgia, Generation Iron, teams with Matt Gilbert to take on Garrett “The Punisher” Holeve, Scott Lane. and Josh “TKO” Turner, cast member from AMC’s hit television series “The Walking Dead”. Please join us in supporting Dynamo Pro Wrestling and Fighting for Autism in helping to raise money for a new autism support center in St. Charles, Missouri.

Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DynamoPro.

Fighting for Autism is an international autism awareness and advocacy charitable organization with operations across the US, UK, Ireland and Australia. Fighting for Autism provides various programs and initiatives supporting the autism community while being hyperfocused on a mission to fight to improve the quality of life for all children and families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder around the world. For additional information, visit their website at http://www.fightingforautism.com.au, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FightingForAutism, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FightForAutism.

The Lamborghini Gold Coast – Athletic Centre is a multi-purpose indoor training facility for which has over 58,000 square feet of training space for various sports. For information on the Lamborghini Athletic Centre, you can check out their website at www.lamboathletic.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lamborghini-Gold-Coast-Athletic-Centre-646947422071945, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lamboathletic.

Powerbomb.TV And Smart Mark Video Announce Multi-Year Partnership

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*The Following Is A Press Release From Powerbomb.TV*

 

Smart Mark Video Library to begin appearing on Powerbomb.TV

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – October 19, 2017 – A lot can happen in the span of twenty years. Today Powerbomb.tv is proud to announce that they have signed a multi-year partnership with Smart Mark Video. This is an incredible partnership, one that truly benefits independent professional wrestling as a whole; fans, performers, and promotions alike.

Twenty years ago, a group of friends came together to form a video production and distribution company based on their shared love of independent professional wrestling. Their goal was simple: help independent wrestling grow by providing promotions professional editing and timely distribution of their content, two things independent wrestling severely lacked at the time. That company, reflecting its fan origins, called themselves Smart Mark Video and, under the leadership of Mike Burns, has built a sterling reputation with fans, promoters, and wrestlers over the last two decades.

Twenty years later, Gerard Durling, the former professional wrestler known as Vin Gerard, and Adam Lash, a video producer and former long-time member of the Smart Mark Video team, co-founded and launched Powerbomb.tv, a streaming service dedicated to promoting the growth and development of independent wrestling on a global scale, giving fans access to wrestling from all over the world. Working with little more than their passion for independent wrestling, Durling and Lash, along with their developer Paul Couture, began Powerbomb.tv as an ambitious plan to help make independent wrestling better.

Smart Mark Video releases will begin releasing on Powerbomb.tv starting November 1st, and more from their deep, comprehensive library will be added every month. Releases will span from Smart Mark’s early years to the present, and will include content never before released in a digital format.

Of this partnership, Powerbomb.tv co-founder Adam Lash said, “Working together just made sense. The truth is, there wouldn’t be a Powerbomb.tv if it weren’t for Smart Mark Video. It not only radically changed the game for independent wrestling in the 90s and 00s, but on a personal level, I spent sixteen years working there helping to shape and grow the company, and that company and the people that I was blessed to work with helped shape what I believe independent wrestling could and should be.”

“From day one the Smart Mark philosophy has been to give back and continually reinvest in to independent wrestling. This is a shared philosophy Powerbomb has, and they want to give back to all independent companies, big and small, like we do. With this deal you will see companies like Absolute Intense Wrestling, Alpha-1, and IWA Mid-South but you will also see companies like Mid American Wrestling, the Future Wrestling Alliance, and companies from the past that paved the way for independent wrestling today” said Mike Burns, co-founder and owner of Smart Mark Video.

“Establishing this partnership with Smart Mark Video really puts in motion our goal to bring independent wrestling together so that fans can enjoy it all in one place. Working together has always been our hope because we all want to see greater opportunities for independent wrestlers and the promotions they work for” said Gerard Durling, co-founder and owner of Powerbomb.tv.

According to Durling and Lash, the partnership with Smart Mark Video would not be possible without the support of Powerbomb.tv’s partners and the fans. This partnership opens up many doors and exciting opportunities for everyone. Both companies expressed that this partnership opens up many doors and exciting opportunities for everyone and they look forward to continuing to grow independent wrestling in 2018 and beyond.

 

Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/18/17: Birthday Brawlin’

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/18/17) 

Birthday Brawlin’

– We’re so happy they finally managed to work in heel Eric Right into the opening montage. Continuity is key, folks.

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Review – AJ Mendez Brooks – Crazy Is My Superpower

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

With the Mae Young Classic Tournament here, it’s evidently the effect that women’s wrestling has now had on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in recent years.

At one point endlessly endeavored as the “Bathroom Break Segment” where fans would evacuate their seats in drones for the concession stands, female talent (branded “Divas”) in the billion dollar company were more accentuated for their looks than wrestling abilities. That known, matches would last about four minutes to the most.

Even though some female pioneers like Trish Stratus and Lita served as an athletic alternative to the rampant eye candy, WWE still treated the majority of women as an undercard attraction, if at all. Valets in bras and panties. Nothing more.

Just before the “Women’s Revolution” graced us with its presence on NXT with the likes of Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Bayley, we had Paige, Kaitlyn and AJ Lee. Somewhere between the “PG Era” (shorter matches and irrelevant hosting gigs) and the “Revolution,” Paige/Kaitlyn/Lee also came up through developmental and scratched and clawed to steal the show.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/11/17: Chair For A Chair

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/11/17) 

Chair For A Chair 

– We start out with the unfortunate note that Ethan HD/Kate Carney were cut out from the opening montage and their plug for Burger Box disappeared too, so that’s not good. Anyways, Caleb Konley marches to the ring and declares his infinite hate for one Mikey O’Shea, as he promised in a pre-taped promo to squash “the cockroach” for good. Meh. They’ll probably fight again in three weeks. Did O’Shea watch his promo beforehand since he already knew what Konley called him? Also didn’t know O’Shea was from New York, but even so, is being a “New York Cockroach” a redeemable quality? It was noted that Konley won their last two matches, which sounds right. There was a little botch where O’Shea was supposed to catch Konley as he did a cross body to the floor. They covered it well though. Sort of silly to waste a replay on a guy being thrown into the ring post. It’s kind of an everyday occurrence. To answer Konley’s frustrated question of how many times he’ll need to beat O’Shea, approximately 167. Konley brought in a chair, which began a tug of war. O’Shea won it, but the referee came to as he wielded it around. One look at Konley “selling” that he was hit and the bell was rung. Your classic Eddie Guerrero finish. Didn’t they use instant replay on a previous episode though? Couldn’t they just review it? Whatevs. A chair outsmarts O’Shea. Wasn’t much of a match anyways, as they’ve had better encounters in the past.

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Notes In Observance – Southpaw Regional Wrestling 8/?/86: Doing It For Dewey

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 8/?/1986) 

Doing It For Dewey 

– While the World Wrestling Federation builds to their “Big Event” on the 28th, in smaller territories, the talk of the town’s Southpaw Regional Wrestling’s “Showdown At The Swamp,” (SATS) which takes place Aug. 18 at Municipal Stadium. We got an opening video which was a cool music promo mashup, as “The Banker” Mr. Mackelroy, Impressive Pelvis Wesley, SRW Champion John Johnson, Referee Chip Henderson and Ringside Correspondent Clint Bobski each introduced themselves and what makes them so unique to SRW. It put the Super Bowl Shuffle to shame, maybe even as far as a “shot” at the recent “WrestleRock Rumble.” Even though Co-Host Lance Catamaran didn’t seem pleased when the camera cut to him, it was still a noticeable attempt to have fun. Professional wresting can be so serious these days. Somebody tell that to the WWF please.

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