Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A women's division in ROH?



Former TNA Knockout Taeler Hendrix posted the following on Twitter Wednesday, referring to what could be a new women's division in Ring of Honor.

is coming to @ringofhonor -They know & now they'll get @DestAmerica

Diva announces retirement from WWE



Here's the link to the interview - details here!
http://www.wwe.com/inside/layla-retires-from-wwe-27726062

"Legend of Virgil & His Traveling Merchandise Table" Available NOW On DVD & Digital!

 
 
Watch the 4-minute Official Trailer right here:


He is described by many as a “pop culture icon” and his thirteen-year stint as a globally recognized pro wrestling star only scratches the surface as to why! For years, Mike Jones (professionally known as Virgil, Vincent, Shane, and Curly Bill) has been the subject of both speculation, criticism and ridicule, all for his behavior outside the ring. Literally thousands of "Virgil Stories" have permeated the internet - from fans who have had bad experiences meeting him, to stories of his exorbitant autograph prices, tall tales of his revisionist career history, and of course, the infamous photos capturing Virgil at crowded live events in total seclusion and isolation - a trend dubbed "Lonely Virgil".


There has never been one singular release to best document all of these facets that combine together to form the modern-day "Legend of Virgil"... until now. We sit down with Virgil himself to get his take on everything - from his time in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling working with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant - to the bizarre present-day stories about flea markets, pet expos, selling photos in the subway, and whether or not he was really in 17 WrestleManias. We also hear interviews, videos, and internet posts from some of Virgil's biggest critics as they share their side of the story! Is Virgil misleading or misunderstood? Is he a calculated con man or just an honest businessman? Find out as we explore together "The Legend of Virgil & His Traveling Merchandise Table".

This Two-Disc Set Includes:

- A 2.5 hour long all-encompassing interview with Virgil, complete with pop-up-style fact-checking, and comments and rebuttals from some of Virgil's biggest critics!

- Special prologue featuring the creator of "Lonely Virgil", Sam Roberts!

- Two hours of extras featuring the Virgil post-interview follow-up phone call, extra unedited Virgil Stories, Virgil fighting three men at once, "Virgil Buys A Castle", plus extra matches and features containing Marty Jannetty, The Patriot, Paul London and more! 

Approx Runtime: 4.5 hours

DVD: Only $20; Digital: Only $16

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Also Available...

"The Montreal Theory" - We all know about the infamous Montreal Screwjob, but what if Vince & Bret were secretly in on it together?
"Finding Zach Gowen" - From losing his leg to cancer, to realizing his WWE dreams, to batting substance abuse, Zach's true life story is wrestling's most captivating.
"Refereeing 101" - Jimmy Korderas uses his 20+ years of experience as a WWE referee to conduct the first ever referee training seminar ever held in the United States!
"AJ Styles - The Missing Matches" - An exclusive candid interview with AJ accompanies over 10 rare matches against CM Punk, Matt Hardy, Christian Cage, and many more!
"PRIME Cuts" - A ten-volume series spotlighting some of independent wrestling's best including Johnny Gargano, M-Dogg Matt Cross, Gregory Iron, Shiima Xion and Jimmy Jacobs!"Hardcore Legacy" - Shane Douglas co-hosts a look back at several Extreme Originals' post-ECW returns to the "Madhouse of Extreme" - the Elks Lodge in Queens, NY!

VCA Friday Night Highlights 7/24/15-This Friday Tickets Only $5, Kids 12 & Under Get In Free-Charlie Parks Tribute Show This Sunday, August 2nd




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WWE Diva injured on RAW



Alicia Fox suffered a concussion in her match with Nikki Bella against Charlotte and Becky Lynch on Monday night's RAW.

World League Wrestling results from 7/25 in Richmond, MO


Brandon Espinosa defeated Dustin Bozworth.

Mark Sterling defeated Ace Hawkins.

In a non-title match, WLW Womens Champion Stacey O'Brien defeated Devyn Nicole.

John E. Rock defeated Raphael King.

WLW Heavyweight Champion Leland Race defeated Steve Fender via count out,

WLW Tag Team Champions Elite Aggression (Superstar Steve Fender & Dangerous Derek McQuinn) defeated Leland Race & John E. Rock in a non title match.

Global Wrestling Federation results from 7/25 in Independence, MO


Brandon Aarons defeated Cousin Gator.

Justin D'Air defeated Keith Smith Jr.

GWF Tag Champs Guns & Beer defeated The Kansas City Wolves.

Mike Outlaw ddefeated Mr. Reality.

Keon Option defeated Ace Hawkins.

GWF Heavyweight Champion Ricky Cruz over Brandon Espinosa by DQ.

Ricky Cruz, Mike Outlaw & Keith Smith Jr. defeated Brandon Espinosa, Justin D'Air & Mr. Reality.

NWA MID SOUTH'S LEGENDS AND LIONS WRESTLING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT IN UNION CITY TENNESSEE FEATURES THE DEBUT OF KEVIN LEE DAVIDSON

This Friday Night in Union City Tennessee at The Top Floor Comedy and Dance Hall located at 500 South First Street in the downtown area, NWA Mid South's Legends and Lions is bringing in one of the biggest wrestlers to hit Union City Tn. since Bull Bronson or Rhino. His name is Kevin Lee Davidson and he stands 6ft 5in and weighs in at around 350lbs and he' gunning for "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony's NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. You don't want to miss this match. Also The Posse ( Simon Reed and Lil' Chris) will be putting their NWA Mid South Tag Team Championships on the line against number one contenders Big Boy Leroy and EMT #1. All this plus Jason Peter Rose, The Handsome Stranger, The Wreckening, and many more. Doors open at 6:30PM and Bell Time is 8:00PM. admission is only $5.00, YES only $5.00 so tell your family, tell your friends, and make your plans to be with us every Friday night for the best in Professional Wrestling Action.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Memphis Elite Wrestling this Friday

Kevin Sullivan holding a Wrestling Seminar this Friday in Ripley, Ms.

 




"LEGENDARY" "TASKMASTER" KEVIN SULLIVAN will be holding a seminar and wrestling clinic this Friday in Ripley, MS. Come and learn from
one the greats in the wrestling business. This is a rare seminar as this is the first time ever in this area. FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL ME AT
cwaaction@yahoo.com .

The Axeman Speaks 7-27-2015


One of those rare occasions when all the grand kids are together in one place. I am blessed!

The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wrestling News Center, the Webmaster, or anyone else connected with this site. They are mine and mine alone. However, everyone should always agree with me, because I am the quintessential example of wrestling knowledge and expertise in the most puristic form.

Greetings, Axmaniacs! I have several topics to address today, but first I will answer an email. Suzy from Selmer, TN, writes: "Axeman, I thought we had this straightened out years ago. However, you are again using the word 'puristic' in your opening paragraph. I told you before, that is not a word. Really, Axeman, you need to stop trying to invent words and just stick to the English language." OK, Suzy, I don't know who appointed you to be in charge of what words I use, but I will have you know that the word puristic is in fact included in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary. So please find another hobby. You do not know as much as you think you know.

Now, on to other things....


Hulk Hogan, you been a baaaaaaaad boy! It has come to light that Hulkster used the "N" word at some point in the past. It was a stupid thing for Hogan to do. He should be smarter than that. It was not the first time a wrestler has said something stupid, and it won't be the last. What Hogan said was wrong, and he knows it.

When the comments came to light, in a classic example of WWE over-kill, WWE fired him and erased any and all references to Hogan from the WWE website. They even removed his name from the WWE Hall of Fame.

Are the powers that be in the WWE trying to make an example of Hogan? They should look a lot closer to the top of the WWE totem pole to find someone to make an example of... Like, maybe, Vince himself! Yes, Vinnie Mac is also guilty of dropping the "N" bomb. Don't believe me? Check this out:
https://www.facebook.com/WWFOldSchoolWrestling/videos/882775638474855/?fref=nf

Shock! Gasp! He said it! He really said it! Yes he did, but he is still employed by WWE. Why, you might ask? Vinnie Mac is still there because he is the boss, the top dawg, the big cigar.

When WWE fired Hogan, they issued the following statement: "WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

When the footage of the boss using the "N" word surfaced, what did WWE do? Nothing of any substance. WWE supposedly issued a statement saying the skit in which the "N" word was used was "an outlandish and satirical skit involving fictional characters, similar to that of many scripted television shows and movies."

Hmmm.... So, Hogan used the "N" word several years ago in a situation that did not even, as far as I can tell, involve WWE, and WWE fired him for it. Vince, the head man at WWE, used the "N" word in a WWE skit during a WWE broadcast, and WWE issues a weak, pathetic little statement trying to do damage control.

Does anyone see a double standard here?

WWE has, for years, not been shy about crossing racial boundaries and creating controversy. Now, suddenly, WWE decides to do an about face. Hmmm... Given WWE's history of crossing the line with reference to racism, their actions with regard to Hogan seem strange.

Now, I am not in any way in favor of using the "N" word or any other racial slur. No organization should allow the use of racial slurs. When someone violates the policy, the situation should be dealt with. Period. The policy and the punishment should apply equally to everyone from the top down.

While Hogan's words were very wrong and cannot be defended, his ejection from the WWE Hall of Fame is not warranted. No matter what stupid remark he may have made on some two bit tape in the past, his contribution to wrestling, and specifically to the success of WWE, cannot and must not be ignored. WWE cannot re-write its history.

One of two things should happen: Either WWE should reinstate Hogan and add his name back to the WWE Hall of Fame... OR... Vinnie Mac should resign immediately or be fired from WWE, and any and all references to him should be deleted from the WWE website. The same should apply to any other WWE star, past or present, who has crossed the line. To fire one and not the other for the same no-no is an injustice, and WWE knows it. For that matter, everyone else knows it, too.

On to another topic:

Speaking of WWE, they have managed to do something right! They have kicked up their Divas division about ten notches with the addition of the ladies from NXT. Now, I really hope this is a sign that WWE is finally going to take ladies wrestling seriously instead of just using the Divas as eye candy and involving them in gimmick matches that are just plain stupid. These ladies from NXT, as well as a number of the Divas, can actually work, and WWE would be wise to realize that and proceed accordingly. In fact, WWE would be wise to drop the term "Divas" and maybe use the term "Female Wrestlers."

Moving on:

Who would have thought Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling and TNA, the company he helped start and the company that gave him the royal shaft, would be working together on anything? Well, it is not really as much of a surprise as one might think. Jarrett still, as far as I know, owns a chunk of TNA. He stands to lose some money if TNA goes under, which they are dangerously close to doing. Jarrett being involved with TNA again can only help TNA as they try to climb out of the huge hole they have dug for themselves. On the other hand, GFW is about to take off and enjoy lots of success, and a working relationship with TNA gives them access to the TNA talent roster, which can only help GFW. It is a win-win situation.

Moving on:

I have been keeping up with the various promotions in the Mid-South area. I am happy to see all of them doing well. I want to wish EPW well in their upcoming event, "AIWF Showcase." This should be an awesome event, and you should plan to see it if at all possible. I wish I could be there.

That's all for now, my friends. Thanks for stopping by. If you have any comments or feedback, good or bad, email me at axemanchopchop@yahoo.com.

The Axeman has spoken.

Monday, July 27, 2015

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT IN DYERSBUG TENNESSEE AT THE HERB WELCH WRESTLEPLEX NWA MID SOUTH PRESENTS: BACK TO THE OLD SCHOOL


THIS SATURDAY NIGHT NEW SOUTH DEBUTS IN HARTSELLE, ALABAMA!!


CWA "NIGHT OF THE LEGENDS" Wrestling this Friday Night in Ripley, Ms. @ The Tippah County Fair!!


Exclusive interview with NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion "Golden Boy" Greg Anthony





1.) "Golden Boy" Greg Anthony, what is it like to carry that name in the wrestling business?

"A gentlemen that I have immense respect for is Arnold Skaaland. Of course, there have been many Golden Boys but to hear many talk about him, he is the measuring stick for all that carry this name. We should all pay homage to him in some small way."

2.) Why and how did you get involved in professional wrestling?

"My earliest memories of life are sitting on my grandmother's knee watching professional wrestling. I believe I was put on this earth to be a a wrestler. Like many of us, I had alot of lucky opportunities that broke me into this business. Guys that took a chance on a young kid. Terry Golden, Alvin Minnick, Brian Tramel to name a few."

3.) I can see you have a lot of the "old school" wrestling in your blood, do you think wrestling will ever have the same feel as old school wrestling provided?



"It can because I've seen it first hand. People still want to have that experience, that suspension of disbelief and when great wrestlers are great storytellers and masters of their craft that is exactly what can happen each and every night."



4.) NWA Mid-South has been a main stay for you recently, and also for some of The Empire, I've saw some big things happening there. Could you let the fans know more about whats going on with NWA Mid-South?

"The NWA, as a whole, is something Im very excited about. When I mentioned sitting on my grandmother's knee, I was watching men compete for the ten pounds of gold. My first championship in this business was an NWA championship which is something very special to a "Golden Boy". NWA Mid South is slated to produce over 100 shows in the next year. How many wrestling companies can boast that? It's a place for veteran wrestlers to shine and reinvent themselves and young lions to learn and gain experience. To me, it's everything pro wrestling should aspire to be."

5.) What is it like for someone like you who grew up watching mid-south and southern wrestling to grow up to have the legendary JJ Dillon as a manager?

"Anytime one of your childhood heroes becomes a friend on a first name basis, that's  something special. He is truly a great wrestling mind. If you have that much knowledge at your disposal and you don't take advantage then you should find another profession."

6.) What moment in your career did you decided, "yeah, I made it"?

"There are always going to be bigger mountains to climb and conquer. I'll say I've made it when I do something that changes the business forever."

7.) Who would you say has helped you the most during your career?

"It's never one person. Alvin for giving me a break, Brian Tramel for letting the world know how good I was, Brian Thompson and Bobby Eaton for handpicking me to tag with Bobby for 2 years and Matt Riviera for giving me the largest platform to perform on."

8.) You've been in quite a bit of singles competition recently, is there anything going on with The Empire?


"The Empire is the single most dominant force is wrestling. Even things you don't think we are apart of, we have a hand in. That's what makes us so dangerous and equally successful. You can choose to love us or choose to hate us but choice is an illusion."



9.) What is the next big thing for the golden boy?

"Right now, Im the NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion. My goal has always been to be the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion. I've challenged for the title and was an eyelash away from realizing my life's dream. Im confident that one day my name will mentioned along with my heroes."

10.) It has been a pleasure to interview you for this article, if you would, please let our fans know your next bookings so we can see where we can catch "Golden Boy" Greg Anthony next?

This Saturday, August 1st I challenge Arrick Andrews for the NWA National Championship in Dyersburg, TN for NWA Mid South.

August 15, Matt Rivera and I defend our Lone Star Tag Team titles in Houston, TX for Lone Star Championship Wrestling.
August 30, Matt Riviera and I make our tag debut for AML Wrestling in Winston-Salem, NC.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

WRESTLING LEGEND BILL "SUPERSTAR" DUNDEE RETURNS TO UNION CITY TN. ON AUGUST 7TH FOR NWA MID SOUTH'S LEGENDS AND LIONS WRESTLING

On August 7th, at THE TOP FLOOR COMEDY AND DANCE HALL located at 500 S. FIRST STREET. Memphis Wrestling Icon BILL "SUPERSTAR" DUNDEE will be returning to Union City Tennessee for NWA Mid South's Legends and Lions Wrestling. Come out and see Wrestling Legend and former two time AWA World Tag Team Champion BILL "SUPERSTAR" DUNDEE. The Superstar will be meeting and greeting with the fans, selling his book, photos and other collectibles. Bill will also be in wrestling action that night, so come on out at meet and TRUE TO LIFE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING LEGEND BILL "SUPERSTAR" DUNDEE. only $5 will get you through the doors. Doors open at 6:30PM bell time 8:00PM, Also on the card is NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony, The Handsome Stranger, Simon Reed, E.M.T. 1, Jason Peter Rose, "3G" Eric Wayne and others. Make your plans Now.