Thursday, November 30, 2017

oWo Wrestling Featuring Former WWE Superstar Carlito This Friday, December 1st Fulton, MS

 










OWO featuring Carlito Friday December 1st Also on the card: Parental Advisory, Chris Styles, Hollywood Jimmy, Pink and Black Attack, Gene Jackson, Izzy Rotten and more. Meet and Greet from 5:45 -7:00 P.M. Belltime 8:00 P.M. Tickets Front Row VIP $15 (comes with reserve front row seat, meet and greet) Vip $12 ( comes reserve 2nd and 3rd row seat and meet and greet) General Admission $10 kids ages 4 and under free. Advance tickets at knights drive in Amory Ms, Fun World Tupelo Ms, Reeves auction building Fulton ms
*card subject to change without notice

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Happy Birthday to the King

Today is the King's Birthday!

WrestlingNewsCenter.com wants to wish Jerry Lawler a Happy Birthday 




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

WrestleCade Weekend Fanfest 2017


WrestleCade took place this past weekend for the sixth time in Winston-Salem, North Carolina giving over 150 pro wrestling superstars from the past and present to interact with fans from all over the world who come each year for the weekend's festivities.  This year's was the biggest yet with a total of NINE events taking place over the course of the three days.  It kicked off on Friday night with the "Showcase of Champions" wrestling show featuring champions from numerous promotions putting their titles on the line in front (in most cases) and completely different set of fans than normal.  Afterwards on Friday night, there was a live taping of the Stevie Ray podcast with his special guest Bruce Prichard which you should be able to download very soon.

On Saturday morning the Fanfest opened where fans were able to meet and interact with some of their favorite wrestlers, managers, and announcers from the past and present.  Over 150 were on hand eager to meet their fans.  There were a few notable absences this year, namely Terry Funk who flew in to Winston-Salem on Friday night only to get the word very early on Saturday morning that his wife was extremely ill causing him to have to fly back out to Amarillo to be by her side which was understandable.  Other absences that weren't all addressed by the vendors who advertised them were Butch Reed, Bob Armstrong, Brodus Clay, Jim Neidhart,  and Ronnie Garvin.  However, there were still plenty of big stars there to be seen such as Christian, Mick Foley, Jerry Lawler, Bobby Lashley, Ken Shamrock, Sgt. Slaughter, and Road Warrior Animal just to name a few.  There was five thousand or more people there which made for some aggravation in getting around but all in all Tracy Myers and Brian Hawks have one of the most well organized and fan friendly events out there today.  I highly recommend to any wrestling fun young or old there is literally something for everybody.

After the Fanfest wrapped up it was followed by the WrestleCade SuperShow (see other report).  However, Saturday's fun didn't end there as there as a special "Inside the Lion's Den" which was an evening with Ken Shamrock discussing his career in both pro wrestling and MMA as well as a special VIP Meet & Greet with Ken afterward.

Sunday started off with a Worship Service led by George South for those interested in attending.  Followed by a special 25 Year Anniversary "Fire on the Mountain" Smoky Mountain Reunion Q & A and VIP Meet & Greet with Jim Cornette, Dutch Mantell, Bobby Blaze, Tracy Smothers, and Bobby Fulton.  But that was not all this was followed by a "Queens of Combat" all ladies wrestling show and then also a AML show following it.

So to recap, if you buy the VIP tickets for the weekend (which Rosey and I did) for $180, you get into six different shows as well as early access to each.  WrestleCade is by far the most affordable event of it's type out there, just check the prices for WrestleCon other similar events and there's no comparison. I highly recommend you check out www.wrestlecade.com in January and start making your plans to attend next year on Thanksgiving Weekend.  The Jacksons will see you there.  Now check out some random photos from the weekend!


Monday, November 27, 2017

WrestleCade 2017 SuperShow Results & Photos



Once again as a part of WrestleCade Weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Saturday night featured the WrestleCade SuperShow.  Below are the results and pics from the show which streamed live on FITE TV, I will follow up with a report on the Fanfest portion of the event as well as some of the other events that took place as part of the weekend's festivities.

Match Results:

Opening Match- 4 Way Corners Tag Match
The Extreme Horsemen (CW Anderson/Damian Wayne defeated The Boys (aka The Tate Twins)/The Spirit Squad (Mikey/Kenny)/The Heatseekers  

Great match to open the show

Match #2:
"Bad Ass" Billy Gunn defeated Carlito 

Match #3:
Triple Threat Match
Zane Dawson defeated Luke Hawx/Tommy Dreamer

Good showing here from all three guys. Dawson is the AML Champion. Hawx has been a featured competitor in the last several WrestleCade events. Post-match Dreamer put over Dusty Rhodes and the fact that there may be a "Starrcade going on up the road from here but the REAL wrestling fans are here at WrestleCade" which got a big pop as you would expect.

Fun match with Gunn playing face but Carlito has his share of support as well

Match #4:
Jerry "the King" Lawler defeated George South 

South spent what felt like FOREVER cutting a heel promo trying to get heat before the match name dropping Andy Kaufman and Ric Flair among others, King was over with the fans and went over with the first of two finishes that would directly physically involve the referee

Match #5:
The Veterans of War (Wilcox/Mayweather) defeated America's Top Team (Bobby Lashley/King Mo)  

Wilcox/Mayweather are formally known as Jax Dane/Crimson.  Very awkward match in spots...Lashley carried most of the match for the inexperienced King Mo, seemed like early on they couldn't decide which team was the heel team, decent match overall

Match #6:
Six Man Lucha Tag Match
Kaleb Konley/Super Crazy/Juventud Guerrera defeated PJ Black/Jason Kincaid/Willie Mack  

this was the match of the night other than the referee completely blowing the three count on the finish which made an exciting ending fall completely flat, Willie Mack does amazing things for a man his size...Juvi and Super Crazy looked good and Konley deserves to be in Lucha Underground or NXT!

Match #7: 
#1 Contender's Match for the WOW Championship
Jungle Girl beat Amber O'Neil w/Lana Star by DQ  

Run in and other shenanigans couldn't save this one

Match #8:
Dan 'the Beast' Severn w/Jim Cornette defeated Josh "the Goods" Woods   

The match was said to be Cornette's last match ever as a manager.  The match was very technical and wrestled in a amateur style.  A few of the fans were chanting "boring" and heckling both Severn and Woods.  Cornette was visibly annoyed by this but managed not to lose it on the mic.  Afterwards, Cornette and Severn put over Woods as "the future" and Cornette said that the Carolinas hold a special place for him as he wouldn't have had the career he had if not for his time here for Jim Crockett Promotions.

Match #9:
Top Rope Belts Battle Royal featuring tons of local talent as well as Mr. Hughes, D'Lo Brown, Hornswoggle, Kevin Thorn, Matt Striker, Bobby Fulton, The Hurricane, Crazzy Steve, Stan Lee, among many others was won by the Hurricane!


Typical battle royal stuff with some fun things thrown like a chokeslam from Hornswoggle on Hurricane at one point. 


Match #10
Ryback defeated Joey Mercury

Pretty decent match....a lot of Larry Zbyszko-esque stalling from Mercury early on but the match finally got going and had some impressive shows of strength from Mercury before going down to the 'shell shock' from Ryback.

Match #11
No DQ Match
Ivelisse defeated Taya Valkyrie

Impressive match from the two stars of Lucha Underground that involved chairs, chains, ladders, and tables. At one point they fought out into the crowd on top of one of the banquet tables the fans were seated at, far superior to the previous women's match on the card.

Match #12
TNA Impact Global Championship
Eli Drake defeated Johnny Impact/Jack Swagger w/Catalina Swagger

I didn't stay for this one but was told it was good match. Long promo pre-match from Drake. A lot of people are high on this guys but I just don't see it.....to me he sounds like somebody doing a bad Steve Austin impression but that's just me. He seems to be picking up steam with many fans so that's whats important. 

CLICK HERE FOR PICS FROM THE SHOW

oWo Wrestling Featuring Former WWE Superstar Carlito Friday, December 1st Fulton, MS-"Hollywood" Jimmy has a message for Carlito and Chris Styles, Tag Champions Parental Advisory discuss match with The Pink & Black Attack











WTVA & WLOV's John Dolusic's New Legends of Wrestling Segment Featuring Jerry "The King" Lawler

http://www.wtva.com/content/news/Hangin-with-The-King-Jerry-Lawler-459193923.html

To view, click on link below
http://www.wtva.com/content/news/Hangin-with-The-King-Jerry-Lawler-459193923.html

Tugboat Taylor Tribute


WECW COLLISION COURSE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST RIPLEY, MS

 
 


Wolfie D's West Chevrolet Commercial Featuring "The Road Dogg" Jesse James


NEW SOUTH WRESTLING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND GALLATIN, TN


Monday, November 20, 2017

Kamala in Critical Condition


James "Kamala" Harris is currently fighting for his life. He is on life support in critical condition.  Everyone here at WrestlingNewsCenter will be praying for your Kamala.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WWE Releases James Ellsworth


WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar James Ellsworth. WWE wishes Ellsworth the best in all of his future endeavors.

Credit: http://www.wwe.com/article/james-ellsworth-released

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Debut Report-November 11, 2017


Saturday night's debut episode featured Jerry "The King" Lawler and special guest, Bill "Superstar" Dundee providing commentary on some of Memphis Wrestling's greatest battles.  Dundee wasn't thrilled that the set featured Lawler's AWA World Heavyweight Championship, Lawler's crown, Lawler's BBQ cups and even a Lawler statue.  Dundee told Lawler that he's showing off all of his things and all I've got is a lousy cup of coffee.  Lawler's longtime band member, Tom Nunnery was also in the studio and every time they mentioned him, he started singing, "World's Greatest Wrestler" which was pretty funny.

This week's episode featured three classic matches.  The first bout was the famous, original Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl with Jerry Lawler/Bill Dundee taking on The Blond Bombers Wayne Farris, who went on to become The Honky Tonk Man in the WWF and Larry Latham, who became Moondog Spot.  The late, great "Voice of Memphis Wrestling" Lance Russell called the original action with Lawler and Dundee noting how Lance was quick to get the cameras back rolling to capture the memorable fight.



The second match was Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee in a Loser Leaves Town Match.  They showed the entire match, but I found this cool montage to share.



The final match was another Lawler vs Dundee showdown with the special stipulation if Lawler lost, he had to leave town and if Dundee lost, he and his ex-wife, Beverly would both lose their hair.  Lawler pointed out how The Blade Runners were sitting beside Beverly at ringside to protect her.  They would go on to become Sting and The Ultimate Warrior.



Be sure and tune in every Saturday night at 8pm for Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling on CW 30 WLMT
 
Throughout the episode, they aired commercials from Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Sponsors:
https://www.facebook.com/JKLBarBeale/
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Memphis, Tennessee
 
https://745cash.com/
 

https://www.jerrylawlerbbq.com/
 
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Today is the Last Day to Nominate!

Today is the last day to nominate for the 2017 WNC Awards!


Send in your nominees by e-mail to tiablaylock@outlook.com or to Tia's facebook at facebook.com/tiablaylock777


Wrestler of 2017
Tag Team of 2017
Promotion of 2017
Event of 2017
Fan of 2017
Announcer of 2017
Referee of 2017
Match of 2017
Manager/Valet of 2017

*You must nominate at least 5 categories for your nominees to count.

Good Luck to everyone! :)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Birthday, Tia!!!

Happy Birthday to the creator of Wrestling News Center, Tia!!!
 
Besides being WNC's website designer, Tia also covers many, many shows with her great photography and works diligently every year on the annual WNC Awards
 
Happy Birthday, Tia!!!  Hope your day is as AWESOME as you are!!!
 
 





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

oWo Wrestling will have former WWE Superstar CARLITO Friday, December 1st

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ASWF Heros & Homeruns NOV 18th Tuckerman, Arkansas



Saturday, November 18th 
ASWF Wrestling Presents
Benefit for the Jackson County Youth Association & George Kell Park
Valiant Arena Tuckerman, AR

Belltime 7PM and Tickets $5 Ages 7-older

ASWF CHAMPIONSHIP FATAL 4 WAY
Josh Cross (c) Vs Lee Michaels Vs Cataclysm Vs Maxx Stone

CCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Austin Lane (c) Vs Sloppy Slade Sludge

Plus more! Also Special Appearances by Newport's own Sleezy-e, Johnny Long & Tuckerman's Magnum TA Terry Adams

Kurt Angle wrestling at WWE live event today




Kurt Angle made a surprise announcement on Twitter that he will be returning to the ring at a WWE Live Event today in Birmingham, England. He tweeted, “Birmingham UK!!! WWE Raw is here! My first ‘WWE live event’ in 11 years, in which I will be wrestling.”

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mid-South Wrestling Announcer and WNC Friend Suffers Stroke (UPDATE)

Pictured Left to Right: Shane Russell and Oscar Barlow

Wrestling News Center has been provided an update on the condition of Oscar Barlow.

"Update on Oscar: Oscar did have a mini-stroke. MRI did not show any abnormalities, the ultrasound on arteries to brain showed no major blockages, and the heart is pumping good. He does not remember much of anything from Tuesday through Thursday and still fuzzy about Friday and Saturday. Yesterday was a good day compared to the others. When the doctor did the pen test with eyes he still did not do well. He would start following and then just stop. The residual effects from he mini-stroke will just take time to overcome. His blood pressure is still running higher than it should so his blood pressure meds have been increased. We are to follow up with the doctor the Monday after Thanksgiving to see how his BP is doing at that time. He has been released to go back to work, but he cannot drive. He is not to drive until we go back for follow-up visit. Our family appreciates the prayers from all. Please continue to pray for Oscar's healing and that his BP issues can be resolved."

We are certainly glad to hear of his improvement and continue to pray for his speedy recovery.

-T

(UPDATE) Wrestling News Center Friend and Mid-South Announcer Suffers Stroke

Pictured Left to Right: Shane Russell and Oscar Barlow

Wrestling News Center has been provided an update on the condition of Oscar Barlow.

"Update on Oscar: Oscar did have a mini-stroke. MRI did not show any abnormalities, the ultrasound on arteries to brain showed no major blockages, and the heart is pumping good. He does not remember much of anything from Tuesday through Thursday and still fuzzy about Friday and Saturday. Yesterday was a good day compared to the others. When the doctor did the pen test with eyes he still did not do well. He would start following and then just stop. The residual effects from he mini-stroke will just take time to overcome. His blood pressure is still running higher than it should so his blood pressure meds have been increased. We are to follow up with the doctor the Monday after Thanksgiving to see how his BP is doing at that time. He has been released to go back to work, but he cannot drive. He is not to drive until we go back for follow-up visit. Our family appreciates the prayers from all. Please continue to pray for Oscar's healing and that his BP issues can be resolved."

We are certainly glad to hear of his improvement and continue to pray for his speedy recovery.

-T

The Price of Fame: The Ted DiBiase Story Playing in Select Cinemas This Tuesday, November 7th




For more information and to find your closest theater visit http://themoviescreener.com/thepriceoffame/

ESPN's "30 for 30: The Nature Boy," Airing This Tuesday Night, November 7th on ESPN


BENEFIT FOR JAMES "BO" EDGEWORTH THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH BOONEVILLE, MS-2PM BELL TIME


CCW Knockout November 2 Saturday, November 25th Delta, MO


Committed To Wrestling presents LEGENDARY Friday, November 17th Memphis, TN

Chris Jericho challenges Kenny Omega for Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan



PRO WOMEN'S ALLIANCE WRESTLING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH BOONEVILLE, MS


Pro Wrestling Ego Great Southern 8 Tournament This Saturday, November 11th Jackson, MS


Georgia Premier Wrestling Friday, November 10th Cleveland, TN & Saturday, November 11th Canton, GA


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Starts This Saturday!

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Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Starts Saturday, November 11, 8pm on Channel 30 in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Coming to oWo December 1st Former WWE Superstar Carlito

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Coming to oWo Friday, December 1st will be former WWE Superstar Carlito.  He will be making his debut at the Reeves Auction Building in 3107 HWY. 178 in Fulton, Ms.  Make sure you have plans to be there!! 

Promoter Kross Mann shuts down SGWA in Southaven, Ms on Greenbrook, Parkway.

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Kross Mann posted this on his Facebook about closing down SGWA in Memphis. 

I wanna thank everyone who supported SGWA WRESTLING, it's with a heavy heart that I say the company's last endeavor was last Friday night again thank everyone and may all your wrestling dreams stay true!!       



SGWA was running in on 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Former Wrestler Floyd Blaylock known as Chuck Miller and 1/2 of the Tag Team "The Gravediggers needs your help.

                                              

                                                      



Former wrestler Floyd Blaylock better known as Chuck Miller who wrestled in WCW and 1/2 of the Tag Team Gravediggers need your help.  He's been diagnosed with an auto immune disease that is attacking his muscles. He can no longer use his arms and now his hands. Please help if you can this is the GoFundMe Account. Anything would be appreciated ..thank you so much!  

https://www.gofundme.com/floyd-blaylocks-treatment


Hello everyone, this page is for my dad, Floyd Blaylock. He was diagnosed with an auto immune disease that is attacking his muscles. He has to have 24/7 care and thankfully, he has found a specialist in Kentucky who has high hopes in treating him with stem cells. He is on Medicare ,and unfortunately , his insurance does NOT cover this procedure. His doctors are hopeful with the procedure that he will be able to lift his head up, be able to take care of himself, and he would once again be able to live a normal life! Please, I need your help in raising money so my dad can get his life back. Thank you in advance. If you’re not able to give , please pray for my dad. Without this procedure he will only get worse. 


https://www.gofundme.com/floyd-blaylocks-treatment




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mid-South Wrestling Announcer and WNC Friend Suffers Stroke

Pictured Left to Right: Shane Russell and Oscar Barlow

According to Heather Barlow, Oscar suffered what doctors to believe is a stroke. WNC received a message from Heather advising of his current medical status. 

"This is Heather...Well Oscar had echocardiogram done this morning. We never heard back from hospital about when scan was suppose to be done so a nurse was checking on it for us. The doctor came by and talked with us and asked if we had the scan taken care of and we said no we never heard from them and that's what she is checking in to for us. He flipped open his chart and said heart was enlarged but minimally and heart was pumping good. I told him of some instances yesterday that happened with Oscar's memory and he said he wanted to do ultrasound on arteries going to the brain. Then he said forget the scan he was going to send us to Oxford to get a MRI of brain with and without contrast. He said he was pretty positive he had a neurological event: mini stroke/stroke but didn't know how big or small and wanted to make sure there wasn't a brain aneurysm. His thinking has been a little off. So now we go tomorrow at 10 for MRI. We know something has happened now to see why and how bad. That's what I know now. Please stay in prayer."

We are told that his is memory is spotty and he is having difficulty with short term memory. We are asking all of our readers to keep Oscar in their prayers, as we send ours to his family for a speedy recovery.

Oscar is the Mayor of Crenshaw, MS and a lifelong wrestling fan. Oscar has been a part of the Mississippi Wrestling scene for decades as an announcer and behind the scenes partner.

-T

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Re-Birth Of Mid-South Wrestling In The Memphis Mid-South Area

Coming This Friday November 3rd The All New...

MID-SOUTH PREMIERE WRESTLING
7340 Greenbrook Pkwy
Southaven, Ms.

New Owner New Booker and a locker room full of talent
Giving Back To The Mid-South area the great Wrestling Promotions the people have come to love and enjoy.

Ringside 10.00
General Admission 7.00
Kids(future stars) under 6 FREE