Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Buys His Dad a Car for Christmas and Tells Amazing Story About His Rough Childhood

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Buys His Dad a Car for Christmas and Tells Amazing Story About His Rough Childhood

The Sexiest Man Alive might also be the Best Son Alive.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprised his dad, former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, with a new car for Christmas.
The Baywatch star posted a pic with his dad and the new ride on Instagram, but the sweetest thing about the post wasn’t the gift this time.
Describing his dad as a “minimalist” who “never asks me for much,” Johnson went on to tell an incredible and sad story from his dad’s past. “Crazy story, my dad’s dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey,” Johnson revealed.
“My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I’ll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice,” he continued.
When the cops arrived, Johnson said his mother was given an ultimatum: either her son stays, or the new boyfriend stays. “In front of the entire family, my dad’s mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless.”
The incident happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954, according to Johnson, who wrote of his father, “He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now. I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought though it and still made something of himself.”
His dad’s toughness wasn’t always easy for Johnson to handle as a kid. When they trained together, he said his dad often told him, “If you’re gonna throw up, go outside. And if you’re gonna cry, then go home to your mother.”
While he said he “hated it” growing up, he now embraces the tough love. “Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey,” he joked.
The note was signed #DwantaClaus.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Southern States Wrestling results from Christmas night in Kingsport, TN

Southern States Wrestling, Kingsport, TN, 12/25 results:  

Phillip Lawson defeated JD Hogg.  

Beau James over Krunch the Equalizer via DQ.  

Ray Idol defeated Stan Lee.  

Dustin Steal vs. Phillip Lawson went to a time-limit draw.  

Beau James & Ray Idol defeated Krunch the Equalizer & Stan Lee.

Congrats Nikki Lane!!!

Just want to say congratulations to Nikki Lane on being chosen WNC Female Wrestler of 2016, as voted by the fans! Well deserved!
(Photo Credits: The late Brian Reese)

NWL to Present First Live Wrestling Events in Kansas City and St. Louis in January

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WrestlingNewsCenter Event of 2016's Event of 2016 goes to...

The Don Bass Memorial Show in Ramer,TN! Congratulations SPWA! Don Bass's Memorial Show got 40.66% of the votes.

Runner up: Rock N Wrestling- Lula, MS with 20.03%
3rd Place: OWO Presents Jeff Jarrett- Amory,MS with 19.73%.
4th Place: Halloween Bash 2 - Corinth,MS 19.58%


This Saturday night bring in the New Year with #RSWF Wrestling and TNA Superstar Davey Richards we are a family friendly show.  If you are a old school Wrestling fan then you will enjoy RSWF so bring out your family and friends to enjoy some great Memphis Wrestling!

Pro Wrestling Ego Saturday, January 7th Jackson, MS

Thursday, December 29, 2016

WrestlingNewsCenter Fan of 2016

Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Conlee for winning Fan of 2016.

This is Mr. Kevin's 2nd year of winning. 
He won with 30.63% of the votes.

Runner up: Brandon Harber with 24.83% of the votes.

3rd Place: Jay Griffin with 23.01%

4th Place: Donna Ratliff with 21.52%

UPW "Starting Point" Sat. 1/14/2017 in Bowling Green, KY

Due to circumstances beyond our control Adam Rose will not be appearing at UPW Starting Point. Also, due to last minute TNA obligations, Rockstar Spud will be unable to appear as well. Howevere, Rockstar Spud will be appearing at a future UPW event to be announced soon.

United Pro Wrestling
Saturday Night January 14th, 2017
Bowling Green, KY at The National Guard Armory

"The Headliner" Chris Michaels w/ Phil Phair
Former WWE Superstar, CARLITO

"The Real Deal" Derek Neal vs. "IronMan" Rob Conway

United States Championship Match
15-Man Rumble for the Gold

Two men start out and every 60 seconds a new man enters. The only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope with both feet touching the floor. The last man standing after all men have been eliminated will be the winner and crowned the very first UPW United States Champion.

UCW Ultimate Championship
"The Bonecrusher" Jeff Crowe w/ Phil Phair
Trent Ware

"Superb" Scott Sexton vs. Eric Benjamin

"The Maple Leaf Monster" Seth LeDuc vs. Nick Willis

Dyron Flynn vs. Issacc Acid

As always card is subject to change.


UPW eXperience VIP Package $15 (Limited # Available)
- Ringside Seat
- Meet & Greet with Carlito, Rob Conway and the stars of UPW
- Commemorative Autographed UPW Starting Point Poster
- Name entered into drawing for a UPW T-Shirt, a pair of tickets to our February event and a $25 Visa Gift Card. (VIP Ticket Holders Only)

General Admission $8 Advance or $10 at the Door.

$1.00 Off WKU Students with a student ID (Excludes VIP Package and Advance Tickets)

KIds ages 5 & Under admitted FREE with a paid adult.

For advance tickets contact Seth at 270-996-0604, Joey at 270-791-3083 or email UPW at with "Tickets" in the header. Tickets can be purchased via PayPal and mailed to you.


UPW eXperience VIP Package members will be able to access a pre-show Meet & Greet featuring former WWE Superstars Carlito and "IronMan" Rob Conway as well as the stars of UPW. The Meet & Greet is for the VIP package only. Merchandise will be available during the meet and greet as well as throughout the entire event.


Doors Open for VIP at 5PM
Meet & Greet (VIP Only) 5PM-6PM
Doors Open at 6PM
Bell Time at 7PM

UPW eXperience VIP Tickets are moving fast. If you are wanting these tickets I highly recommend you order them soon. These tickets WILL NOT be available at the door and are your ONLY way to access the Meet & Greet.
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CWA Wrestling "Fight for Kaitlyn" 1-21-2017 in North Little Rock, AR

Mid States Promotions presents CWA Wrestling's Fight for Kaitlyn at the Maumelle Event Center (10910 Maumelle Blvd) in North Little Rock, AR on Saturday, January 21, 7 p.m.

Golden Circle VIP Front Row Reserved seats are only $20 and that includes an official event program and neck lanyard.

Or, gather up the wrestling fans in your life and purchase a VIP Ringside Table (seats 10) for just $300. Only a limited number of these tables remain.

This show is a fundraiser for Kaitlyn Ison from Greenbrier, AR who is battling leukemia.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF $20 VIP GOLDEN CIRCLE FRONT ROW SEATS ARE AVAILABLE (includes official event program and neck lanyard)

Click here to order tickets.

Call 479-518-4191 today and advertise your business with the most loyal customer base on the planet! Wrestling Fans!

WWE Money in the Bank PPV to be held in St. Louis, MO

WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view will reportedly take place in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 18, 2017. This is according to published reports.

Glory Pro Wrestling 12/30 in Crossville, TN

Glory Pro Wrestling 
National Guard Armory 
144 Sparta Highway
Crossville, TN 

DATE: 12/30/2016  

On the Card:  

Jaden Newman vs. Lee Byford.  

Freak N' Sadistic (Draven Lee & Sean Stephens) vs. Bailey Blake & Dante HP.  

Plus more matches to be announced.

Also scheduled to appear are Brian Valor, Caleb Courageous, James Cole, and Christopher Carlton.  

Tickets are $7 and free for children under 4.  

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Bell time is 7:00 p.m.

ProSouth Wrestling 12/31 in Piedmont, AL

ProSouth Wrestling 
ProSouth Arena 
627 Southern Avenue
Piedmont, AL 

DATE: December 31, 2016 

(For the Phil Alldredge Cup)  

Scheduled To Appear: Jon Mavrik, Cabana Man Dan, Eric Silva, Donnie Primetime, James Hardy and B-What.  

The winner of the tournament receives a ProSouth All-Out championship match at the January 13 event.  

Tickets are $8.  

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Bell time is 7:30 p.m.

NWA New South 12/30 in Franklin, KY

NWA New South Championship Wrestling 
New South Arena 
512 West Madison Street
Franklin, KY
DATE: 12/30/2016  
On the Card:  
Crybaby Pacifier Match: Vic the Bruiser & Arrick Andrews vs. Francisco Ciatso & Derek Neal. The loser of the match will have to suck on a pacifier in the middle of the ring.  
NWA National Heavyweight Champion Damien Wayne defends against Shane Andrews.  
NWA Southern Tag Team Champions Penthouse Players (Justin Grandberry & Christian James) defend against Hammerjack & Rockso.  
Also scheduled to appear are Jessie Belle, Shawn Hurley, Teddy King, Shiner Sutton, John Irons and Mr. USA.  
Tickets are $8 and free for children under 6.  
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bell time is at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NWA Mid-South 12/31 in Dyersburg, TN

NWA Mid-South
Herb Welch WrestlePlex 
1827 Saint John Avenue
Dyersburg, TN 
DATE: December 31, 2016  
On the Card:  
Street Fight: "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony vs. Christopher White.  
Ladder Match: NWA Mid-South Tag Team Champions The Love Connection (Van Van Horn & Dale Wylde) defend against the Posse (Lil' Chris & Simon Reed).  
Also scheduled to appear is Jakob Edwinn.  
Plus a lot more!
Tickets are $8 VIP and $6 general admission.  
Bell time is 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Championship Wrestling 12/31 in Pikeville, TN

Mountain Championship Wrestling
MCW Arena 
97 Tom Pope Road
Pikeville, TN
DATE: 12/31/2016  
On the Card:  
Jason Kincaid vs. Draven Lee.  
Shannon Hayes vs. Matt Garvin.  
The Axis Powers (The Grand Moki, Russian Yeti, Big Rig & Canadian Drifter) vs. Chris Cross, David Klopp, Damien Black & Sgt. Claymore.  
Also scheduled to appear: Town & Country (Tony Anthony & David Knox), Mikey G, Cal Redmond, Thomas Cage, CJ Therrill, and Karnage.  
Tickets are $6, $4 children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.  
Bell time is 7:00 p.m.

NWA Mid-South 12-30 in Ripley, TN

NWA Mid-South
Power Pro Arena 
207 Washington Street
Ripley, TN

Date: December 30, 2016  

On the Card:  

NWA Mid-South Legends and Lions Champion Van Van Horn defends against "Golden Boy" Greg Anthony.  

NWA Mid-South Legends and Lions Tag Team Champions Idol Bane & Vic Vicious defend against The Mercury Brothers.  

The Posse (Lil' Chris & Simon Reed) vs. Jakob Edwinn & Meklakov.  

Kee vs. Matt Taylor.  

Mr. Greasy vs. The Tornado.  

Tickets are $5.  

Bell time is 8:00 p.m.

Today in wrestling history

Steve "Dr. Death" Williams passed away on this day in 2009 at the age of 49.

Southern Wrestling Federation 12/30 in Tullahoma, TN

Southern Wrestling Federation
The Gypsy Joe Arena
106 Southside Street
Tullahoma, TN

Main Event
Rematch for the SWF Heavyweight Championship
David Morton (champion)
Petey St. Croix

Tag Team Match for the Vacant SWF Tag Team Championship
The Peacemakers (Jeremiah Plunkett and Buzz Dupp)
The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter w/Uncle Leo

Special Challenge Made Due to the Heinous Attack on Poncho Arp by Chase Owens
Chase Owens
Poncho Arp

Return Grudge Match
James Arp
Chris Champion

Singles Match
Larry Cooter
Jake Garvin

All Tickets $8

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Bell time is 8:00 p.m.

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio New Year's Extravaganza THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!!!

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT...LIVE @ 10pm cst- Gene Jackson & Neil Taylor bring you the Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio New Year's Extravaganza!  This week's feature...'Inside the mind of "Mr. Sensational" Leslie Jones'.  Leslie Jones will join the show this week to bring his unique persepective on wrestling and life as Gene and Neil ask him questions to get inside his mind and see what makes the former manager and promoter tick.  Have a question for 'Mr. Sensational'? Call in and ask! All this and more fun stuff...LIVE on BlogTalkRadio this Sunday night at 10pm central!  More great guests to be heard in the coming weeks! Lots of fun stuff in store. 

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WrestlingNewsCenter's Match of 2016

People nominated & voted for their favorite match of 2016.

The WrestlingNewsCenter Match for 2016 is awarded to..

Jerry Lawler vs. Jeff Jarrett with 34.88% of the votes.

Runner up: 

Austin Lane vs. Dell Tucker with 26.53% of the votes.

3rd Place: Alex Stone vs. Dustin Starr 21.75%
4th Place: Derrick King vs. Chris Lexx 16.84% 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WrestlingNewsCenter Female Wrestler of 2016

Congratulations to the Female Wrestler of 2016! 

Nikki Lane! Nikki won with 35.84% of the votes. 

Runner up with Marie Storm with 32.15% of the votes.
3rd Place: Paris Kelly 16.07%
4th Place: Jessie Bell Smothers 15.94%

Monday, December 26, 2016

ProSouth Wrestling results from 12/23 in Piedmont, AL

ProSouth Wrestling, Piedmont, AL, 12/23 results:  

B-What defeated Tony Midas.  

The Spearing Mirrors (Jon Averson & The Reflection) defeated The Knee Up Boyz (Rudy & Talon). 

The Jump Around Gang (Donnie Primetime & Chris McCain) defeated The Left Hand Path via DQ.  

ProSouth All Out Champion Kavron Kanyon defeated Cameron Action to retain.  

The Left Hand Path (Alister Crowe, Eric Silva & Austin Towers) defeated B-What, Donnie Primetime & Chris McCain.  

ProSouth Heavyweight Champion Big Tomb defeated Jimmy Rave to retain.

Mountain Chamoionship Wrestling results from 12/23 in Pikeville, TN

Mountain Championship Wrestling, Pikeville, TN, 12/23 results:  
Sgt. Claymore defeated Russian Yeti in a flag match.  
Cal Redmon & Mikey G defeated CJ Therrill & Big Heavy.  
MCW Heavyweight Champion Shannon Hayes defeated Knuckles to retain.  
Damien Black, Chris Cross & David Klopp defeated the Axis Powers (The Grand Moki, The Russian Yeti & Big Rig) to win the AIWF North American Six Man Tag Team Championship.  
Thomas Cage defeated Chris Carlton.  
Karnage defeated Dallas Troy.  
Karnage defeated Brandon Justice.  
MCW Tennessee Tag Team Champions Town & Country (Tony Anthony & David Knox) defeated the New Age Demons (Matt Garvin & Tryston Thorn) in a tornado match to retain.

Ohio Valley Wrestling 12/28 in Louisville, KY

Ohio Valley Wrestling will be at the Davis Arena, 4400 Shepherdsville Road, Louisville, KY, on December 28.  Tickets are $7.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bell time is at 7:30 p.m.

Mayhem Wrestling 12/30 in Columbia, TN

Mayhem Wrestling Card for this Friday Night December 30th with doors open at 7:00 PM Bell Time 8:00 PM Located 300 East James Campbell Blvd. in Columbia

TAR & Feather Match
This Match was scheduled last Friday Night However Bubba Morton was unable to Wrestle due a hang nail.
Bubba Morton w/Miss Brittany vs. Columbia's Own Cody Whithead

Zack Hartnell vs. L.T Faulk

Modern Day Cowboy Ron Prestridge
Billy Ray Hickesron

Daniel Perez & Dynamite DeWayne
The Lumber Jacks
Special Note: If Lumber Jacks Lose, They Must Unmask. If Perez & DeWayne Lose They Must Leave Town

Adrian Thomas vs. Tommy Ray

(The Home Wrecker) Michael Pleazing Open Challenge Match

Admission $8
Kids 5 & Under Free

Listen to the Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

Merry Christmas! The "King of All Wrestling Media" Gene Jackson and Neil 'The Real Deal' Taylor join you for Christmas with a variety of topics including: favorite wrestling related gifts over the years, "The State of the Wrestling they see it" with topics including the Lesnar/Goldberg controversy, Can women be the Main Event?, WWE's indy invasion, 'The King' being removed from TV,  Lance Storm's Roman Reigns theory, TNA, Total NonStop Deletion and "Broken" Matt Hardy, Indy wrestling, the popularity of Wrestling Podcasts, and much more!  Give it a listen on the player below.  To keep up with future shows check out

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Thursday, December 22, 2016


TNA has issued the following press release:

Be part of the adrenaline-pumping action January 5-8 & 10-12 as the Stars and Knockouts of IMPACT WRESTLING return to Soundstage 20 on the backlot at Universal Studios, Florida for seven days of televised events, including the LIVE broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING on Thursday, January 5, airing at 8/7c on Pop AND the LIVE broadcast of January One Night Only Pay-Per-View!

January 5 – 8
January 10-12

Thursday, January 5
Event starts at 7 p.m. ET
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET

Friday, January 6
Event starts at 7 p.m. ET
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, January 7
Event starts at 1 p.m. ET
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. ET

Evening show
Event starts at 7 p.m. ET
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, January 8
Event starts at 1 p.m. ET
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. ET

Evening show
Event starts at 7 p.m. ET
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, January 10
Event starts at 6 p.m. ET
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, January 11
Event starts at 6 p.m. ET
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, January 12
Event starts at 6 p.m. ET
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET

*Times are subject to change. Updates on any changes can be found at and on all of IMPACT's social media channels @IMPACTWRESTLING

Soundstage 20, located on the backlot at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.

Admission to the event is complimentary.

A limited number of VIP Experiences are available for $129 at
The ultimate VIP Experience includes:
Priority seating to the LIVE IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast and all other TNA events inside Soundstage 20 at Universal Studios, Florida.
-A special VIP credential
-A commemorative event poster
-A nightly meet-and-greet photo and autograph session with a select IMPACT WRESTLING Star or Knockout
Questions about our VIP experience?
Contact: Amy Zack (

IMPACT WRESTLING features a diverse roster of professional athletes and entertainers including Jeff and Matt Hardy, Ethan Carter III (EC3), Bobby Lashley, Drew Galloway, James Storm, The Miracle Mike Bennett, Moose, the best female wrestlers in the world – the TNA Knocknouts – featuring Gail Kim, Maria Kanellis Bennett, and Brandi Rhodes! You'll also see the likes of TNA's no limits high-flying X-Division Stars like DJZ.

Joanie "Chyna" Laurer's cause of death revealed

Joanie "Chyna" Laurer's autopsy report revealed that she had ingested painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone, as well as Valium, nordiazepam (a muscle relaxant) and temazepam (a sleeping aide) and mixed them with alcohol. It was noted that bottles of prescription medication where found around her apartment, and she was found "with a bloody purge and foam coming from her nose and mouth."

Credit: People Magazine via

Mickie James back in WWE

WWE has signed Mickie James to a new multi-year contract for the Smackdown brand.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ProSouth Wrestling results from 12/16 in Piedmont, AL

ProSouth Wrestling, Piedmont, AL 12/16 results:  

James Hardy won a battle royal.  

ProSouth Tag Team Champions Greenhorn Militia (B-What & Shean Christopher) defeated the Jump Around Gang (Donnie Primetime & Chris McCain) to retain.  

PWA Heritage Champion P-Dogg defeated O'Shay Edwards to retain.  

Kavron Kanyon defeated Trever Aeon to win the ProSouth All Out Championship.  

Cameron Action defeated Cabana Man Dan.  

Shane Noles defeated Dameon Ceretone to become the #1 contender for the ProSouth Heavyweight Championship.  

Dog Collar Match: ProSouth Heavyweight Champion Big Tomb defeated The Trickster in a dog collar match to retain.  

Ace Haven w/Amy Haven defeated Brandon Collum to become the new ProSouth Commissioner.

Mountain Championship Wrestling results from 12-17 in Pikeville, TN

Mountain Championship Wrestling, Pikeville, TN 12/17 results:  

Thomas Cage defeated Hairband.  

Wolfman vs. Mikey G ended in a no contest after interference by Karnage.  

Russian Yeti vs. Brandon Justice ended in a double count-out.  

The Regulators defeated The Axis Powers in the first gauntlet match.  

The Regulators defeated Big Heavy & CJ Therrill in the second gauntlet match.  After the match, the Axis Powers (Grand Moki, Big Rig, Russian Yeti & Canadian Drifter) attacked The Regulators.  

New Age Demons (Tyson Thorn & Matt Garvin) defeated The Regulators in the third gauntlet match.  

Town & Country (Dave Knox & Tony Anthony) defeated New Age Demons in the fourth gauntlet match.  

Town & Country defeated DeVito & Knuckles in the final gauntlet match to win the MCW Tennessee Tag Team Championship.  

Big Rig defeated Sgt Claymore.  

MCW Heavyweight Champion Shannon Hayes defeated Karnage to retain.