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PWI Recognizes IWTV & PAWD Titles As World Championships

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*


PWI RECOGNIZES IWTV & PAWD TITLES AS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) has officially conferred World Championship status on The IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship and Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Championship.

The announcement came just hours before IWTV 100, where IWTV Independent Wrestling World Champion Wheeler Yuta made the 100th defense of the title against current number one contender Daniel Garcia. The Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Champion, Trish Adora, was also in action as she teamed with Lee Moriarty against AEW’s Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander.

The tradition of PWI assigning World Championship status to major titles goes back decades, tracing its origins to the early years of wrestling and boxing magazines, who used the designation as a way to signal to readers which championships were most significant. PWI has been highly selective over the years in applying the World Championship distinction, in effect serving as a neutral sanctioning body for wrestlers, wrestling promotions and fans.

Reached for comment, PWI Editor-in Chief Kevin McElvaney explained the publication’s decision.

“Both the IWTV and PAWD belts are traveling symbols of wrestling achievement and greatness. Like the original NWA World heavyweight championship, they cross territorial and promotional lines, inviting the very best wrestlers to earn the right to hold them. For that reason, these prizes are spoken of with reverence by competitors the world over.”

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Palé Pro Wrestling Brings Josh Alexander, Ricardo Rodriquez And More To Arlington, TX On July 24

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

Photo courtesy of Pale Pro Wrestling Facebook page.

Palé Pro Wrestling brings Josh Alexander, Ricardo Rodriquez, more to Arlington, TX on July 24!

Palé Pro Wrestling returns to action with “State of Emergency” at the 360 Elite Arena, 1600 Interstate 20 W, Arlington TX on Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m., featuring international and televised pro wrestling stars from WWE, AEW and IMPACT Wrestling.

– Palé Pro Heavyweight champion Cam Cole defends his controversially won championship for the first time against AEW’s Master of the Tornado DDT, Fuego Del Sol.
– Impact Wrestling X-Division champion Josh Alexander vs. Izzy James.
– Magnificant Malico vs. MLW star Richard Holliday.
– Beastman Husk vs. Calvin Tankman.
– Gino Medina vs. Chimaera.
– Chandler Hopkins vs. Victor Benjamin.
– Gideon Vane vs. Kevin Lee Davidson.
– Mysterious Q vs. Chris Cruz vs. Jay Alexander vs. Muerte Infernal.
– Special appearance from former WWE announcer Ricardo Rodriquez and much more!

Get your tickets now at PalePro.com! You can also watch live on Fite.TV, at bit.ly/pale724 and titlematchnetwork.com!

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

MCW Pro Wrestling Returns July 24 With Lio Rush, Shane Taylor, Varsity Blondes

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

MCW Pro Wrestling Returns July 24 with Lio Rush, Shane Taylor, Varsity Blondes!

MCWProWrestling.com – Live crowds return to pro wrestling in Maryland on Saturday, July 24 with MCW Pro Wrestling “Resurrection” at MCW Arena, 1000 Joppa Farm RD, Joppa, MD with a 7:30 p.m. bell time.

Former WWE cruiserweight champion Lio Rush and AEW’s Varsity Blondes will meet-and-greet with fans starting at 5:30 p.m.

So far announced:

– International star Sam Adonis takes on former MCW Heavyweight champion King McBride w/ Andy Vinberg

– MCW Rage TV championship match: Ring of Honor star Brian Johnson vs. Dante Caballero vs. Brandon Scott vs. Kekoa

– Also in action: Ring of Honor’s Shane Taylor Promotions, AEW’s Varsity Blondes and more.

Get tickets for July 24 at bit.ly/mcwreturns.

Catch up on the latest action from MCW Breakthrough and episodes of the MCW Cast and MCW’s Road Back on YouTube at bit.ly/mcwyoutube.

Follow MCW Pro Wrestling online at facebook.com/mcwprowrestlinginstagram.com/mcwprowrestling, and twitter.com/mcwwrestling.

Flyer: bit.ly/flyer0724

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.

PWO Intermission – Episode 13 – Ready To Celebrate

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of Intermission, the 15-minute podcast where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez breaks down current pro wrestling news and shoots on social media! 

Whimsical Topics Include: 

  • Sting/Batista/The Rock To Appear On Raw Tonight? 
  • Useless Wrestling Knowledge 
  • The Shield Reunion At FastLane? 
  • GFW Deletes Master Tapes Of Amped 
  • Who Interrupts Roman Reigns Tonight? 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

  • Check out new episodes of Intermission on YouTube every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:45 PM! 
  • For Apple/iPhone Users – Download the Stationhead app today so you can tune into Nick’s exclusive 30-minute live pro wrestling talk show, “Pro Wrestling Banter!” to debut at 11:30 PM tonight! 
  • Follow Nick on Twitter @NickJasonLopez as he Live-Tweets Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT every week! 

 

PWO Intermission – Episode 11 – “Complain Long Enough And You Can Achieve Anything”

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of Intermission, a 15-minute podcast where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez talks about current pro wrestling news and shoots on social media!

Oscar-Winning Topics Include: 

  • “Complain Long Enough And You Can Achieve Anything” – The Revival 
  • Corey Graves Caught Cheating With Carmella? 
  • Jimmy Uso Purposely Trying To Get Fired To Go To AEW?
  • Don’t Eat Kurt Angle’s Potatoes 
  • Does Kofi Kingston Actually Have A Chance This Time? 

 

 

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RSN Wrestling Podcast – Shoot February Edition

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*A RSN Wrestling Podcast Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode from The RSN Wrestling Podcast as Rich, Sal and Nick “shoot” on the last week in wrestling – WWE Royal Rumble and after!

 

 

Listen Below: 

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PWO Intermission – Episode 9 – It’s Organic!

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of “Intermission,” a 15-minute podcast where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez talks about current pro wrestling news and social media ramblings with help from his Facebook feed! 

Graceful Topics Include: 

  • How To Be “The Man” 
  • Why Did They Turn Them Without Explanation? 
  • Hideo Itami Leaving WWE 
  • “Until We See A Match Card, AEW Is A T-Shirt Company” 
  • Daniel Bryan’s “Eco-Friendly” Belt 

And More! 

PWO Intermission – Episode 6 – WCW Across The Nation

*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive* 

 

Check out the latest installment of Intermission, a 15-minute podcast where Nick talks about pro wrestling happenings with help from his Facebook feed!

Inspirational Topics Include:

  • “Wrestling Is Fake”
  • Johnny Gargano At EVOLVE 
  • Young Bucks Discuss AEW Creative Goals 
  • Broken Matt Hardy Coming Back? 
  • WCW Backstage Assault Video Game 

 

 

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PWO Intermission – Episode 3 – Buck It

*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of Intermission, as Host Nicholas Jason Lopez talks about pro wrestling news for 15 minutes with help from his Facebook feed!

Topics discussed:

  • WCW’s La Vela Ring/Innovative Stages
  • The SmackDown 2 Video Game Montage
  • WWE’s Alleged Offer To Hangman Page/Young Bucks To Stop AEW
  • AEW Picking Up Chris Jericho, PAC And Possibly Jim Ross 
  • Rikishi’s Ass
  • John Cena’s Hair

And More!

 

 

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