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Palé Pro Wrestling Returns To Arlington, TX With International Stars!

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

Palé Pro Wrestling returns to Arlington, TX with international stars!

Palé Pro Wrestling presents “Pushing Limits” at the 360 Elite Arena, 1600 Interstate 20 W, Arlington TX on Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m., featuring international and televised pro wrestling stars from WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, IMPACT Wrestling and Ring of Honor.

Palé Pro Heavyweight champion Sam Adonis defends against New Japan Pro Wrestling competitor Jeff Cobb.
Reality of Wrestling champion Cam Cole is challenged by IMPACT Wrestling talent Jake Something.

Mysterious Q faces off against Travis Titan.

Mike Bennett takes on Chandler Hopkins.

International and televised broadcasters Chris Russo and Phil Stamper will be on-hand calling the action.

Get your tickets at PalePro.com or watch online at Fite.TV at bit.ly/pale619!

Follow Palé Pro Wrestling online at twitter.com/PaleProWrestlinfacebook.com/Paleprowrestlinginstagram.com/paleprowrestling, and YouTube at bit.ly/paleyoutube.

Camp Leapfrog Partners With IWTV For 8/8 Doubleheader

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*


CAMP LEAPFROG PARTNERS WITH IWTV FOR 8/8 DOUBLEHEADER

Are you ready for camp? Turn in your permission slip, because your favorite campers are going on their first field trip — and you’re invited!

On Sunday, August 8th, Camp Leapfrog joins IWTV to present an afternoon doubleheader in Williamstown, NJ, featuring Edith Surreal, Erica Leigh, Matt Makowski, Boomer Hatfield, Molly McCoy and more!

Camp Leapfrog is a community-first, professional wrestling’s first operational campground second.

We present a progressive product that is equal-parts traditional wrestling, lucha libre and a wide range of storytelling components. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and inclusive environment for our diverse array of campers — fans and wrestlers, alike.

Welcome, camper!

Ticket information for the Camp Leapfrog event, Abby Jane’s 21st Birthday Extravaganza, will be available in the near future.

You can purchase your IWTV 100 tickets here.

You can watch Camp Leapfrog and IWTV 100 live with your IWTV subscription.

What’s Streaming On IWTV?

Now Available On ShopIWTV!

IWTV 100 Streams Live August 8th From Williamstown, NJ

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*



IWTV 100 STREAMS LIVE AUGUST 8TH FROM WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ

IWTV will celebrate the 100th defense of the IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship on Sunday, August 8th in Williamstown, New Jersey at the H2O Wrestling Center with a special live event – IWTV 100.

The title was established in 2017 and as of this moment has been defended 96 times. Current champion, Wheeler YUTA, will make his first defense of the title and the 97th overall, on Thursday June 3rd at Beyond Wrestling’s Project Dolphin.

The full IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship Timeline is available here.

Tickets for IWTV 100 will go on sale this Friday, May 28th, with talent announcements soon to follow.

What’s Streaming On IWTV?
Available Now On ShopIWTV.com!

Wheeler Yuta Wins IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*


WHEELER YUTA WINS IWTV INDEPENDENT WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Worcester, MA: Wheeler Yuta is the new IWTV Independent Wrestling Champion.

Yuta became the 8th person to win the Championship by defeating his rival, Lee Moriarty, at Beyond Wrestling’s event “Project Reality” on May 6th.

The 50-plus minute match is being referred to by many fans as a match of the year contender and is now available on demand on IWTV.

Upon winning the championship, Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced that Yuta had become the first-ever IWTV Independent Wrestling Champion to rank in the magazine’s overall Top 10.

Photo courtesy: Jon Washer (Full Gallery)

Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive – Q & A – John Cosper Discusses Tracy Smothers’ Autobiography “If You Don’t Buy This Book, Everybody Dies”

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

As someone who has been hired and fired from every major wrestling company, played many roles, held many championships, beat cancer and wrestled three different bears, Tracy Smothers has damn near done it all in the business.

Smothers grew up in Springfield, Tenn. and experienced everything from Mexico City fan riots to Malaysian bar fights. He survived the territories’ last days, broke through in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, served as a jobber in his World Wrestling Federation days and even had a hand in Extreme Championship Wrestling.

Pro Wrestling Opinion recently had the chance to talk to John Cosper of Eat Sleep Wrestle and co-author of Smothers’ 314-page autobiography “If You Don’t Buy This Book, Everybody Dies,” now available on Amazon.

Photo courtesy of Eat Sleep Wrestle.

Pro Wrestling Opinion – What would you say was yours and Tracy’s biggest goal with this autobiography?

John Cosper – The goal was to tell Tracy’s story in his own words. Tracy has so many amazing stories, from wrestling bears to working the territories to working for the “big three” during the Monday Night Wars. We wanted to get all the stories everyone has heard in print and we captured a lot of stories that have never been told. This book is going to be a treat for wrestling fans of all eras.

 

Pro Wrestling Opinion – What significance would you say this book serves the modern generation of wrestling fans?

John Cosper – Outside of Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Tracy was never the top guy, but he worked with everyone. He saw the big stars on their way up and many on the way back down. In recent times, he has had an incalculable impact on the modern independent scene. There are hundreds of young stars who call him “Pops” and hang on his every word. He watches every match and he gives positive, constructive feedback to anyone who will listen.

 

Pro Wrestling Opinion – Which would you say was the biggest challenge in telling a story of this magnitude?

John Cosper – That’s easy. We wrote this book while Tracy was battling cancer! There were nights we spent two hours on the phone while he was hopped up on medication and hooked up to chemo. There was one scary night when we hung up after five minutes and he had to be rushed to the hospital. Of all the fights Tracy has had, cancer was the worst. He’d rather wrestle 20 more bears than go through that again. It’s a miracle he survived and he will tell you working on the book gave him a reason to keep going every day.

 

Pro Wrestling Opinion – Did you have any other potential titles for the book or was it set from the beginning?

John Cosper – The title was my suggestion from the start, but we did hear and consider two others. Tim Denison is the guy who connected me to Tracy. He’s a good friend of Tracy’s who wrote one of the forewords for the book and he suggested the title “Tracy and the Three Bears.” Hy Zaya, who also wrote a foreword, suggested “G is for Jail ‘Cause a Thug Can’t Spell.”

 

Pro Wrestling Opinion – How does it stand out or differ from other pro wrestling autobiographies?

John Cosper – Every book is different because it gives you another angle on the wrestling business. The more vantage points we get, the better we can see the bigger picture. Tracy has worked with everyone and for everyone. He’s been hired and fired from every major company. He pulls no punches and more often than not, his stories are hilarious.

Revolver Valentine’s Day Massacre With Stronghearts; Pancakes And Piledrivers With The Ascension

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

Revolver Valentine’s Day Massacre w/ Stronghearts; Pancakes and Piledrivers w/ The Ascension

ProWrestlingRevolver.com – Wrestling Revolver brings it’s unique style back Friday, February 14 in Dayton, OH and for the annual #PancakesAndPiledrivers during WrestleMania Week at WrestleCon on Saturday, April 4!
Friday February 14 – #ValentinesDayMassacre
The Brightside, 905 E Third ST in Dayton, OH
Meet and Greet 6:30 pm, Bell Time 8 pm
– OWE’s Stronghearts (CIMA, Lindaman, T-Hawk) vs. Impact Wrestling X-Division champion Ace Austin, Blake Christian, and the debut of Alex Zayne
– FANS BRING THE WEAPONS: Ace Romero vs. Nick Gage
– Warhausen (Danhausen, Warhorse) vs. “Manscout” Jake Manning and Jon Murray
– More to be announced!
Tickets: ProWrestlingRevolver.com. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT (VIP 1 ticket left, 2 SECOND ROW left, FRONT ROW ALREADY SOLD OUT)! Show support on Facebook at bit.ly/vdayrevolver.
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Saturday, March 28 – #BackdropToTheFuture
Horizon Event Center, 2100 NW 100th ST in Clive, IA
Meet and Greet 6:30 pm, Bell Time 8 pm
Tickets on-sale Monday, February 3 at 8 pm (EST).
(Watch the commercial at bit.ly/backdropiowa)
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Saturday, April 4 – #PancakesAndPiledrivers
The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E 7th Ave in Tampa, FL
Bell Time 11 a.m.
JUST ADDED: The Ascension! Viktor and Connor are out of their WWE contracts and debut for Revolver during Mania Weekend!
Impact Wrestling World champion Sami Callihan vs. What Culture’s Simon Miller
Also featuring: Jessicka Havok, Mance Warner, Cole Radrick, and more!
Tickets available NOW at bit.ly/panseats! Show support on Facebook at bit.ly/revolverpancakes!
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Advertising and sponsorship opportunities available at office@prowrestlingrevolver.com.

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Smart Mark Video & IWTV Announce Merger

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*

SMART MARK VIDEO AND IWTV ANNOUNCE MERGER

We’re excited to announce that IWTV and Smart Mark Video have come to terms on a new agreement that will expand our partnership into 2020 and beyond.

This new agreement will build upon our existing relationship with Smark Mark Video, which has allowed us to bring thousands of hours of independent wrestling content to IWTV subscribers. Now the two companies are merging into a united force, in an effort to better service the independent wrestling community and the promotions we partner with.

What does this mean?

  • Smart Mark Video will head our video production efforts to help improve on the quality of our live streamed events
  • Speaking of live streams, new live streams will be announced soon featuring new partner promotions
  • In addition to heading IWTV live even production, Smart Mark Video will continue to partner with FITE for live streams, including featured IWTV partner promotion events
  • New promotions will also become a regular part of our weekly Throwback Thursday release schedule
  • All IWTV partner promotions will now have access to additional distribution options through Smart Mark Video including DVD, Blu-Ray, VOD and MP4
  • Equipment upgrades and further development of our apps will ensure the best possible viewing experience for fans
  • A multi-casting feature will be added soon, allowing multiple events to stream live on IWTV at the same time

 

Photo courtesy of IWTV.

PWO Audio Exclusive – Luke Roberts Talks “The Spectrum Slam” And More

*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive* 

Luke Roberts from Dynamo Pro Wrestling based in St. Louis, MO talks “The Spectrum Slam” taking place on Saturday, 8/24, an event presented by Dynamo Pro, Fighting For Autism and Car Shield.

PWO Audio Exclusive – Glacier Interview

*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive* 

Check out Nick’s interview with Glacier, as he discusses the pressures of his grand WCW entrance, the “Blood Runs Cold” storyline, his experiences competing in AEW, ROH, CHIKARA, as well as his upcoming match this Saturday, 8/24/19 at “The Spectrum Slam” in St. Louis presented by Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Fighting For Autism and Car Shield.

WrestlePOST – Pro Wrestling Under Your Thumb

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Armed with a background of both marketing and 20 years of restaurant management experience, RJ had worked for the West Coast Wrestling Connection (WCWC) as a referee, ring announcer and interviewer for five years. One of his last projects with The WCWC was to create an app for them.

Once their weekly television show came off the air this past December, RJ had an opportunity to move on. He figured, “Why not create an app for everybody?”

“That is one of the main reasons I did it,” said RJ. “Any database out there that I have found is messy and out of date if you’re looking for pro wrestling promotions, so I wanted to bring those two things together.”

Thus, the WrestlePOST app was launched in March 2019 with the purpose of being a tool for fans, promotions and wrestling talent to find each other, buy and sell gear, merchandise and equipment, as well as post and find other wrestling-related services.

“In the time I spent in wrestling getting to know the performers, if there is a struggle, it’s [for] independent contractors to market themselves and try to promote themselves and get booked,” said RJ.

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