Friday, August 29, 2014

Is it too late for TNA to be successful in the US?

Posted By: Garvin on Aug 27, 2014
Source: WNS

As of the latest report, we know that TNA has worked out a deal to remain on Spike TV in the Wednesday night timeslot until the end of the year. But, what’s holding TNA back?

On FTW, we’ve said over and over that we're pleased with a majority of what TNA has done over the last 3-5 months. We also are optimistic about where TNA could go if they continued at this pace. But, we can’t ignore the naysayers and the constant news that floods our Feedly’s and social media feeds.

A story out right now suggests that a set of COPS replays last Thursday made more money for Spike TV via ad revenue than TNA could have.

We avoid talking about this kind of stuff, because we’re wrestling fans talking about what we see on TV and experience in person. We aren't TV industry critics or experts. But, the question has to be asked:

Despite our optimism about TNA's future and this being the #SummerOfTNA, is it too late for TNA to be successful in the American market?

Ashlynn McClure Memorial 2

Stockholder files class action suit against WWE



WWE stockholder Curtis Swanson has joined a variety of others in filing a class action lawsuit against WWE over the company making misleading statements about its ability to turn around earnings with a new TV rights deal. Swanson said WWE compared themselves to NASCAR and its $820 million per year contract. The class action lawsuit was filed against WWE, Vince McMahon and George Barrios.

Credit: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online via wrestleview.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts HOSPITALIZED With Double Pneumonia

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Jake "The Snake" Roberts was rushed to a
Las Vegas hospital Wednesday night ... and doctors say he has double pneumonia.

The WWE Hall of Famer fell ill on a flight from Atlanta to Vegas ... and was immediately hospitalized when he landed. We're told he's been in and out of consciousness ever since.

Wrestler Sinn Bodhi -- who has been at Jake's bedside all night -- tells us Roberts went to a doctor 2 weeks ago, and was told he had the flu and needed rest.

Bodhi says Jake's been in pain since ... but didn't think it was a big deal because of the prognosis.

We're told Roberts is in ICU, and his immune system is in bad shape. Doctors are letting him rest for a few days while they take more tests.

Bodhi adds, "Right now, we're all just staying positive."

Credit TMZ
 

UCW Union City, TN Card for Aug 30th 8pm 308 South First St.

Saturday Night Aug 30th 8pm, UCW could change forever. Sexy Sarge will face Jay Moore with 100% of UCW on the line. Big Red Vs J Weezy in a rematch for the UCW Title. NRG Will Face The LA Hustlers in a Lumber Jack Tag Match. Dell Tucker faces The Boss. You never know what will happen so don't miss your chance to see it for yourself. Tickets on $6, Military free with ID and Family Rates are available.


The Exclusive World Premiere Of "It's A Memphis Thing" Video featuring "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher


  "It's A Memphis Thing"  was written by Brian Christopher and Keith Sasser as a tribute to classic Memphis wrestling.
It will be on Brian's soon to be released CD titled "Bringing Sexay Back".  The CD will be available at a wrestling event near you. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EPW WRESTLING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

EPW this Saturday night will be a night of great action. Buzz Harley takes on Mason in a biker vs biker match.... TJ O'Riley goes against DJ Brown in a Last Man Standing match... Mitch Toretta challenges the EPW champion Kross Mann w/Smooth for a shot st the championship title.... Smaoan Raja and Johnny O'Shea will also be on hand. The main thing to remember about EPW is you never know WHO will show up or WHAT will happen. BE THERE... BELL TIME 8 P.M. .... TICKET PRICES $6.OO

EPW WRESTLING THIS PAST SATURDAY NIGHT... WILD....WILD... WILD

EPW opened up with Mitch Toretta coming out and showing his displeasure that he didn't have a title match. Buzz Harley came out and informed him that he had a title shot that night. As the two were having a difference of opinion the Champion Kross Mann w/ Smooth came out and began telling Toretta a line of I use the term bull lightly but the fans seem to think Kross is a little scared of Toretta. He quickly ushered him to the back so they could talk about the situation. What will become of this one.......
The opening match was between Mitch Toretta and Johnny O'Shea. This one was quick and I can't say painless for O'Shea as Toretta took out frustrations on his opponent. Toretta ended with a quick 1 2 3 in this one.
TJ O'Riley came to the announcer's table whining that he was cheated the week before in the contract ladder match. He called DJ Brown out and told him he should have won that match. Brown informed him that his opinion was different on that matter. Promoter Edith Poole came out and told them they would have a match later on that night would that satisfy O'Riley? So the match up was set to see who would come out on top.
The EPW Champion Kross Mann w/Smooth went against Buzz Harley for the title belt. This one was physical all the way from the bell until Mason interfered and attacked Harley from behind. As Kross and Mason mounted their attack Mitch Toretta came from the back and made it known that he was in the ring. Kross misunderstood his intentions to the fullest as Toretta turned to Kross and knocked the taste out of his mouth. Harley got a little payback as well on the outside as he took out Kross and Smooth.
This match up was a four corner between TJ O'Riley and DJ Brown. These two young guys definitely mixed it up in this one. It was an all out battle until the end with Brown coming out on top after touching each of the corners .It is for sure not over between these two as it was revealed they will be in a last man standing match this Saturday night.
Mason came out and challenged Buzz Harley to a biker vs biker match as he questioned Harley's true loyalty to his colors. Harley was all to happy to oblige him as he accepted without hesitation.
The main event started with the EPW Champion Kross Mann w/Smooth coming to the table and giving Mitch Toretta the false illusion that it would be the two of them going head to head. As usual the unpredictable Kross Mann threw Toretta a curve ball and brought out Samoan Raja as his tag partner making this a handicap mtch. In reality a three on one situation cause we all know Smooth can't resist sticking his nose in and interfering. Just as it looked like they had Toretta a surprise came from the back in Johnny O'Shea who gladly helped Toretta out in this one. In the end it was the team of Toretta and O'shea getting the win and ensuring that Toretta would get his shot at the EPW Championship Title this week.

WrestlingNewsCenter.com Will Have The Exclusive World Premiere Of "It's A Memphis Thing" Video featuring "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher for THROWBACK THURSDAY!!





WrestlingNewsCenter.com is proud to announce that we will be having the exclusive  World  Premiere of "It's a Memphis Thing" music video featuring "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher for THROWBACK THURSDAY!!   That's Right...You can see the video here tomorrow!!

This song was written by Brian Christopher and Keith Sasser as a tribute to classic Memphis wrestling.
It will be on Brian's soon to be released CD titled "Bringing Sexay Back". Check back with WrestlingNewsCenter.com and look under breaking news and we will be posting the Video of "It's A Memphis Thing" from the CD "Bringing Sexay Back" in the next few days. The CD will be available at a wrestling event near you. 

Results from Saturday's Sold Out OWO SuperShow in Tupelo, MS



Both Jaxx Roxx and Dustin Burcham served as hosts for the OWO SuperShow in front of a jam-packed, sold out crowd at the Salvation Army Community Center.  Be sure to check out Dustin Burcham's Cheap Heat Radio Podcast @ www.cheapheatradio.com.  Dustin also had his own personal fan club in attendance that spent the entire night berating him with Buddy Holly and Drew Carey chants. 



"Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock and members of The Hollywood Clique including "Mega Star" Memphis Monroe, OWO Tag-Team Champions Parental Advisory "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs, "Xtreme" Brett Michaels and OWO Champion Shawn Reed made their way to the ring, gloating about their dominance.  "Hollywood" Jimmy informed everyone that he's not being handcuffed to anyone tonight.  "Mr. Sensational" Leslie Jones crashed their party, declaring that he was named Commissioner for the night's action and promised "Hollywood" Jimmy that he would in fact be handcuffed to a fan during Shawn Reed's championship match with DC.  Leslie Jones declared it's been eleven long years since he stepped in the Salvation Army building.  Leslie ran IWF years ago that was a fixture at the building which featured the television show, IWF Slam.  Leslie led the audience in a Doughboy chant, directed towards "Hollywood" Jimmy.




Opening Match-"The Natural" Josh Matthews vs "The Show" Chris Adams-Great fast-paced opener that really got the crowd amped.  Adams was rockin' the red hair.  In the end, Adams rolled up Matthews with Referee Joey Lynn counting the one, two, three!  Your Winner, "The Show" Chris Adams!!!





2nd Match-Triple Threat-Danny Dollar vs "Radical" Wil Sharp vs "Tha Stunt" Curly Moe-Before the action got underway, Danny Dollar had a lightsaber so Wil Sharp grabbed a baseball bat.  During the match, Curly Moe connected with a Stunner on Dollar.  Sharp lifted Curly Moe up in a fireman's carry, driving him into his knee.  Dollar superkicked Sharp out of the ring and pinned Curly Moe for the win.  Your Winner, Danny Dollar!!!







Leslie Jones brought out the bucket full of tickets and selected one lucky fan to be handcuffed to "Hollywood" Jimmy.  Leslie also introduced the Special Enforcer for the match, "Southern Thunder" Chris Kilgore.  Kilgore offered the fan some money if he would let him take his place in order to be handcuffed to "Hollywood" Jimmy.  Offer accepted. 


3rd Match-OWO Championship-OWO Champion Shawn Reed accompanied by "Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock vs DC with the special stipulation of "Hollywood" Jimmy being handcuffed to Chris Kilgore-In the early moments, Reed was caught on the receiving end of a wedgie courtesy of DC.  However, Reed would retaliate with a superkick in which he promotes on his t-shirt that reads, "Keep Calm And Superkick Everyone."  Speaking of t-shirts, be sure and get your hands on the all-new Wrestling News Center t-shirts featuring artwork by Jerry "The King" Lawler!  Back to the match, around the time that DC missed a splash on Reed inside the ring, in a shocking turn of events Studd Scott Porteau suddenly appeared at ringside, viciously attacking Chris Kilgore.  In the process, Studd managed to release "Hollywood" Jimmy from the handcuffs, who then gave Reed a chain that he used to hit DC with, to retain his championship.  Your Winner And STILL OWO Champion, Shawn Reed!!!









 
4th Match-The Independent Heroes Jett Hero & P.K. Ripper vs Hale County Misfits Jai Web & Chop-In the beginning, The Hale County Misfits attempted to jump JettRipper from behind while they were posing for the fans up on the turnbuckles, but they both turned backflips out of the corners and proceeded to strike Jai Web and Chop with an explosive series of tag-team maneuvers.  The Hale County Misfits later were able to slow down The Independent Heroes offense by isolating Jett Hero from his corner.  Finally, Hero was able to make the hot tag to P.K. Ripper.  All four men ended up in the ring.  As The Hale County Misfits were going for a double-team move, P.K. Ripper managed to break it up.  In the end, Jett Hero soared through the air landing on Chop with a leg drop from the top-rope after P.K. Ripper hit him with a knee smash.  Your Winners, The Independent Heroes Jett Hero & P.K. Ripper!!!
 




5th Match-"Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher vs Barry Wolf-Before the match, "Grandmaster Sexay" got a young man in the ring to hype up the crowd before throwing out his bandana.  Brian placed his signature yellow shades on Referee Joey Lynn so I was just waiting on him to bust a move.  Barry Wolf wore a "Classy" Freddie Blassie style jacket to the ring and stirred up the audience into a frenzy.  The action quickly spilled out into the crowd where Brian took a baseball bat to Barry Wolf's nether regions.  Back inside the squared circle, Brian Christopher would raise the roof before delivering a running bulldog out of the corner.  Brian Christopher defeated Barry Wolf after connecting with the Hip Hop Drop from the top-rope.  Your Winner, "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher!!!













Main Event-Jerry "The King" Lawler, "Superstar" Bill Dundee & Neil "Real Deal" Taylor vs Hollywood Clique Members "Mega Star" Memphis Monroe & OWO Tag Champions Parental Advisory "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs & "Xtreme" Brett Michaels managed by "Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock-Starting out, Bill Dundee tricked Memphis Monroe into running the ropes over and over until he gave out.  Dundee also stomped "Hollywood's" hand on the apron.  Next, the powerhouse Brett Michaels challenged Dundee to a test of strength, but "Superstar" had different plans as he hauled off punching Michaels.  Jerry "The King" Lawler was tagged in, donning his special Batman tights for the night.  Dadadadadadada!  Lawler fired away at Tony Dabbs with a series of punches before showing his mad hops with a royal dropkick.  Neil Taylor brought down Memphis Monroe with a drop toe-hold and then rode him around like a bull for 8 seconds.  Monroe managed to take over after poking the eyes.  Cool spot came when everyone put headlocks on each other resulting in a quadruple headlock if you will with Jerry Lawler punching Brett Michaels causing everyone to fall down like dominoes.  Good stuff!  Parental Advisory double suplexed Neil.  Neil ran out of the corner striking with a lariat.  Michaels missed an elbow drop from the top-rope when Neil moved.  Neil made the tag to Jerry, but Official Joey Lynn was distracted so Jerry was forced back out of the ring.  Meanwhile, "Hollywood" Jimmy interfered by sucker punching Neil.  Neil finally was able to make the legal tag to Jerry Lawler as Memphis Monroe was also tagged in on the other side.  Things got chaotic with everyone going at it.  "Hollywood" Jimmy entered the ring and held Jerry Lawler for Memphis Monroe to strike with his foreign object.  However, "The King" dodged out of the way so Memphis Monroe ended up blasting "Hollywood" instead and Lawler rolled up Monroe for the victory!  Your Winners, Jerry "The King" Lawler, "Superstar" Bill Dundee & Neil "Real Deal" Taylor!!!











Tupelo delivers again with another memorable night of action!  This evening was extra special to many fans and wrestlers alike because it was more like a reunion because of the history of the building.  I spent a large part of my youth at the Salvation Army building every weekend with my buddies watching the old IWF and DCW shows back in the day from the front row.  Plain and simple, Saturday's sold out show was AWESOME!  Great card stacked with amazing talent and a raucous crowd that was electric all night long!  Events like this is why we all love wrestling!  Shout out to all the OWO wrestlers, staff and fans that made this night such a success!  GOOD CALL!

Be sure and check out all of Tia's wonderful pictures from this SuperShow @
http://www.wrestlingnewscenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/first-set-of-owo-pictures.html

http://www.wrestlingnewscenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/set-2-of-owo-pictures.html

http://wrestlingnewscenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/owo-pictures-from-august-23-set-3.html