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Streaming Live: IWTV Announces August – September Live Streaming Schedule

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*

If you’re looking for an introduction to independent wrestling, IWTV has you covered!

Now available on your Android and iPhone devices, IWTV is excited to announce a new partnership with Ground Zero (San Diego, CA) and Prestige Wrestling (Portland, OR) as part of our upcoming live streaming schedule!

Let’s take a look at where you’ll be able to catch independent wrestling streaming live on IWTV!

Streaming Live (All start times are listed in EDT)

  • Friday August 16th at 9PM – Freelance Wrestling
  • Sunday August 18th at 2PM – Women’s Wrestling Revolution
  • Friday August 23rd at 10:30PM – Xtremely Serious Wrestling
  • Saturday August 24th at 5:30PM – Black Label Pro
  • Saturday September 7th at 3PM – CHIKARA
  • Friday September 13th at 8PM – St Louis Anarchy
  • Friday September 20th at 8PM – ICW NY
  • Friday September 20th – Freelance Wrestling
  • Saturday September 21st at 2PM – Black Label Pro
  • Saturday September 21st at 5:30PM – Black Label Pro
  • Sunday September 22nd at 3PM – Beyond Wrestling
  • Saturday September 28th at 11PM – Ground Zero
  • Sunday September 29th at 9PM – Prestige Wrestling

More to be announced (no, really, we’re still adding more events!)

We’ll keep you updated with full event previews at https://independentwrestling.tv/schedule

Review – AJ Mendez Brooks – Crazy Is My Superpower

Photo courtesy of Amazon.

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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Powerbomb.TV Break The Barrier 2017 Reaction

Photo courtesy of Powerbomb.TV.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

May 15, 1999 was a historical day for independent wrestling as the former ECW Arena hosted an event called “Break The Barrier.”

BTB I was put together by Al Isaacs, Remy Arteaga and Barbi Bistrowitz of “Scoopswrestling.com,” as a way to showcase the best independent wrestlers as the card represented 12 different promotions.

Talent like “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush, Lou Marconi, Joey Matthews, Christian York and Nick Gage appeared and made names for themselves.

History repeated itself this year on Jun. 11 in Old Forge, PA., as Powerbomb.TV – a streaming service that provides 267 hours of content from 41 promotions as of press time – hosted “Break The Barrier 2017” in a similar supercard that included the likes of Colt Cabana, John Silver, Dasher Hatfield, Ophidian and Desean Pratt.

With Bryce Remsburg back and forth between commentary, pre-show duties and officiating, the broadcast had a CHIKARA-esque feel with a logical edginess.

Without much further ado, we’ll assess just how “Broken” this “Barrier” was nowadays.

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