Saturday, December 09, 2006
RassleBits: Vanity, TLCW Big Show, Gates, Hollywood and Axeman, Jumptertown, Top Grosses and Attention!!!
----TLCW is building for a big show on
----Gate from Friday on the SUW show was a bit wrong. I was thinking $5 to let people in, but looks like they let everyone in for $1 or $2 because the whether was so bad. USWF is also getting 120 – 150 estimates from last Friday’s $1 show.
----My address and phone number was posted on Hollywood Jimmy’s board. I would like to personally thank Jimmy for removing it. I have no idea why something like that would be posted?? Most people can obtain that info by e-mailing me, but why would you post it on a message board. Speaking of Jimmy’s site, Axeman Speaks is hilarious this week with the meeting that Axeman had with Jimmy. Deathwish had some nice comments made towards yours truly also. LOL
----Jumpertown results are also posted in Axeman Speaks. Chris Rocker’s valet was Lawler’s ex-girlfriend Joanie. Rocker wrestled Neil Taylor that night. I was told that Joanie caused some problems in the back. “Cruzin’ 4 Pain” were on the show, but are not expected to return. Did not get the full story on that one??
----Tonight with APP/CWA I am expecting to have some changes to in the Top 10 grosses of the year. ASWF has a big show next weekend that might place them in the Top 10. If for some reason, Memphis Wrestling does get to do the Coliseum, I am expecting that will be the top grossing show of the year.
----ATTENTION AREA WORKERS – Below are two opportunities that you may take advantage of. The only way you are going to make it in this business is to be seen!! Take a shot and get out there!!
--Shimmer-Women Athletes is looking for talent for a DVD taping near
--WWE will be having tryouts on 12/13 at the OC Dojo in
Friday, December 08, 2006
----Here is how this is going to work. I will be sending out e-mails to a committee of workers/promoters/writers from this area each week. They will be asked to nominate 5 candidates in each category. They can not nominate themselves. I will narrow it down to 3 candidates per category. Starting on January 1st to on January 10th will be “10 TO VOTE” where all 14 categories – each with 3 candidates - will be presented on one page where everyone will be able to vote. January 14th will be considered the site’s SUPER SUNDAY as I will release all the winners along with a “Yearbook” of facts & figures of 2006 from this area. I will start my review of the year end awards with what I consider the 4 most important awards.
--Wrestler of the Year - Total package, drawing, promos, and in-ring. This is the guy that no matter what promotion you are running, you would like to have him on your card. He is a money maker. This guy does not have to be a great in ring performer, but as a whole he made 2006 in this area.
-- Best Damn Performer of The Year - In-ring exclusively, basically the MVP so to speak. This winner does not have to be drawing crowds or be great on promos. He is just the best damn worker in this area.
--Tag team of The Year - Total package, drawing, promos, and in-ring. This is the team that no matter what promotion you are running, you would like to have them on your card. They are money makers. This team does not have to be a great in ring performer, but as a whole they made 2006 in this area.
--Best Damn Tag Team of the Year - In-ring exclusively, basically the MVP so to speak in the tag team division. This winner does not have to be drawing crowds or be great on promos. They are just the best damn in ring performers in this area. Psychology is a must along with a great variety of moves and being able to wrestle anyone and make them look good.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
ATTENTION: If you are a promoter, please send me the address of the wrestling building. I will then be able to Google map your show, just like I have done to a few of the shows below. I have fans that write this site wanting to know directions to different buildings every week. If I get a street address, then may apply it to Google Maps.
IF I MISSED YOUR SHOW, THEN PLEASE DROP ME A LINE. I WILL ADD IT IN A LATE FRIDAY EDITION FOR SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS.
Shows for the Weekend
----Friday night in
----Friday night in Osceola, AR for MCW includes The Hambones, Loose Cannon, Chris Hollywood, Big Daddy LaFonce, Derrick King, Flash Flanagan, “The Posse” [Simon Reed/’Lil Chris] and more.
----Friday night in
----Friday night for USWF in Corinth, MS with Kross, Keylo Green, Izzy Rotten, Nick Grymes, Psycho, Buzz Harley, Danny Morris, “Concrete Cowboy” Johnnie Reno, Neil Taylor, Tysin Starr and more.
----Saturday night for MCW in
----Saturday night for APP in Grenada, MS at the National Guard Armory with Giant Hillbilly, Pappy, Uncle Felton, The Asylum (Psycho & Wraith), Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock, Anton Leveigh, Phoenix X, Brandon Barbwire, Baron Malkevain, Mad Dog, JD McKay, Austin Lane, Trent Schultz, and more.
----Saturday night for CWA at the Jaycees Building in Selmer, TN for “Christmas Chaos” with “the Posse”, Chris Rocker, Brickhouse Brown, Big Nasty Bill, Family of Pain, The Posse, Chris Rocker, Mr. Wrestling III, Outlaw Don Bass, Doink the Clown, Chris Kilgore, Neil Taylor, Danny Morris, Reno Diamond, and more!
----Saturday night New Blood Wrestling @ Country Nights 1901 Saint John Ave - Bell time 7:30 PM in Dyersburg, TN –Jeremy Moore, Sir MO, Tim Alfonzo, Tank , "All That" Alan Steele and more.
----Saturday night in Jumpertown, MS for JWS with Chris Styles, Little Stevie Davis, Homeless Joe, Mario, Devon Raynes, Dalton Storm, Kage, Cyrus, Chaz, “Cruzin’ 4 Pain” [Motley Cruz/187/Tasha Simone] and more.
----Saturday night in New Albany, MS 107 McGill ST [right off the square] with XWO will have Storm, Scott Porteau, "Pure Destruction"[Brody & Cody Hawk],Thomas Knox, " Danny B, and more.
----Saturday night in Paragould, AR for ACW at the National Guard Armory with Loose Cannon with Rott’n Randy, Big Indian, Deadly Dale, Idol Bane, Cody Daniels, Cujo, Hambone Express, Ed Love, Big Buster Johnson, Blakestar, Farmer Tucker, Arnez and more.
----Saturday night in Ripley, TN with TLCW 207 Washington Street – Christian Jacobs, Derrick King, Stan Lee, Flash Flanagan, Chris O’Neal, Jon Michael , Dustin Starr, Oz, Bishop, Kevin White, Big Steve, Pokerface. Bill Dundee and more.
---- Saturday night
In the realm of wrestling the word honest is not used a lot. The whole business is based on façade, a trick or might we call it a “slight of the hand.” When looking on the message boards last week, I seen where someone was looking to buy or rent a ring. I had my thoughts on who it was, but then this week they were confirmed. My old friend and everyone’s buddy Steve Creasy. Creasy has opened a new website, which is one of many he has opened, to announce that in April, 2007, he will begin running shows under the CCW banner again. I will be the first to admit, CCW was no big deal to a lot of people. We never drew record crowds and we never had TV or anything. CCW meant something to me and the guys that started the promotion. Some of young guys that are the most talented in the local scene got their start or biggest early pushes with the promotion – Christian Jacobs, Psycho, Arnez, Jon Michael, Chris O’Neal, Stan Lee, Mark Justice, Rod Dent III and many more. I hope this is just one of Creasy’s brainless attempts at starting again, because I and all the other guys do not want to see him running CCW. So, this week I do not give a HIGH FIVE – all I got to say to Steve Creasy is….FUCK YOU!!
PREPERATION H: “Rumors circulating around the area for the last few days say that Steve Creasy is planning on bringing CCW back in the spring. Frankly, I hope that is not true. Creasy is the perfect example of what is wrong with wrestling in this area. He is needed about as much as a bad case of hemorrhoids. Stay home, Creasy.” Axeman Speaks 12.05.06
BLAH BLAH BLAH: "Brian - CCW "Chaotic Championship Wrestling" is no longer in business. CCW was fun for awhile but no more. All sponsorship money was returned to the sponsor by means of certified USPS mail, which I along with my Attorney can prove. I'm completely finished with the pro-wrestling business. I will not be responding to any further questions about pro-wrestling whatsoever. I wish you the very best with your website. Stephen” 7.17.06 www.rasslinriotonline.com
YADA YADA YADA: “Now, if you think I should stay out of wrestling why in the hell would you mention CCW in your column? CCW, in this area has drawn some good crowds to shows. Workers who stayed beyond the 2nd intermission were paid, if they left prior they were not. CWA, has drawn some good houses just like CCW did. Both promotions together has sold probably 80% of all tickets to wrestling in this area. Now, do I owe money? Of course I owe money! I get bills once per month some personal & some CCW. But they are getting paid. Now, alot of people may wanna work with me & some may not. But by god a column by Axeman, Tramel or anyone else isn’t gonna stop me from running shows. Am I the best promoter? NOPE Am I the worst? NOPE Will I ever cancel another show? If sales are not where I want them to be then yeah I will if I have too. Are you welcome at CCW events? Sure, so long as you buy a ticket!” Steve Creasy, last night on Hollywood Jimmy’s board.
LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE: “After a long history of providing some of the very best in pro-wrestling to fans all over the Mid-South. CCW "Chaotic Championship Wrestling" founded by Brian Tramel and later purchased by Steven Anthony in 2003 is no more. CCW has a great history, good memories and of course some bad ones. All in all CCW was for an indy promotion one of the all time greats. Times change however! TSWF Tri-States Wrestling Federation will take pro-wrestling to the next level. TSWF will not be "Sports Entertainment" no diva contest and no prize giveaways. You will see wrestling, pure and simple. Goodbye CCW and Hello TSWF.” Steve Creasy 9.20.06 www.rasslinriotonline.com
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT: “While I will admit "BT" and myself are not partners, or probably even friends I will defend him in what he does. Like it or not he has done a lot for wrestling in the Mid-South area. His reports are good exposure for not only the wrestlers but promotions & some of those promotions a lot of people had never heard of until BT started his website. If and I say If he is pushing whoever on the website that is his business.” Steven Creasy 11.17.06 on Southern Independent Wrestling board
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
----Added this week: Ken Wayne DVD commercial – check it out and buy yourself a copy!!; 10 man tag -Giggles/Cowboys/Fire/Flame vs PP/Possee/Tatt2; “Opening The Vault” – Jerry Lawler Part 1 [art work]/Part 2[Lawler vs Funk]; Lawler/Starr/White vs Flash/Too Cool 2. Also make note and watch the old Freebirds stuff, WCW stuff with Kevin Sullivan and the second Japanese girls hair match is in the favorites.
There is a rumor going round that the X-Division hates the way they are being used by Russo. Go figure, him and Vince M share two things in life....the way they feel about Lightweights, they either love em or hate em and it shows what state of mood they are in when you watch how they are used. Right now, I'm betting Russo is taking care of the Nash angle while someone else is taking care of the Daniels/Sabin feud. Although, turning Styles heel was a good gesture, his babyface run has long been over due for a change.
TNA, I think, does not realize the oppertunity they have in taking it to another level with WWE sinking so horribly. While somewhat entertaining, I believe if they stop with all the current WWE bashing and concentrate on their own product, they could prove they are worth 2 hours a week and start to build from there. Let's face it, the days they were running 2 hour PPVs was some of the best stuff they have done period.
Didn't watch RAW this week, for some reason I had a funny feeling in my stomach. After reading the results, I guess it proved to be right. RAW is so stale that people are watching Boogeyman on Smackdown. Talk about a swing in ratings there.
Ok, Im done, I think you all....Get My Point.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
----Big rumor the last few days is that the Mid-South Coliseum show on 12.30.06 will feature Doug Gilbert/Sid Vicious vs Jerry Lawler/Hulk Hogan. Not sure the truth of this, but if it isn’t Hogan, then look for it to be a major WWE star. Also, if it is going to be Hogan, then look for them to shoot an angle this coming weekend at the Walmart appearance.
----Corey Maclin told the boys Saturday at TV that the ratings for the last show was bad. The reason he felt they were bad was because they are not running house shows. As I have written in the past, Memphis Wrestling TV ratings do not = a good crowd. And, unlike in the past, Maclin will be running major shows on Saturday nights – same night as the show airs.
----Flash Flanagan worked for Tony Falk’s USWO last Friday night as he teamed with Matt Dillenger to beat Ruffhouse Jordan/Mark Anthony. Also a few other familiar names from the
----NWA Battlezone news from 12.02.06 in
----Steve Creasy is at it again. He is promising an April return date for CCW. Did he not promise me he was not using that name again?? Hey, Steve, you are a liar!!!! But, I am not – if you plan to promote as CCW I will cover your shows, but I will call it as I promised – “So from this point on the old promotion is dead and in my mind and the mind of my readers your promotion will be called SSAWP – “Steve ‘s Stupid Ass Wrestling Promotion”.”
----I did watch the HHH/Michaels/Hardys vs MNM/Edge/Orton 8-man tag. It has been months since I have actually watched anything on RAW. I enjoyed it as I like all 8 guys, but Michaels looks old and hardly does anything anymore. He also looks funny with no hair on his chest. I like Kenny Doane too, but they can kill him how many times?? ----Vanity sent me results and link from the WEW PPV she worked this past weekend in Philly. Vanity was featured in the first HIGH FIVE. The site said the following about her match, “This was followed by a “Devil’s Advocate” Match: Vanity The Duchess Of Desire" with Lucy Furr against the former Thai “Killer” Weed, now T.H.A.I. (Teaching His Almighty Influence). The highlight of this match was when Lucy Furr got on the ring apron with THAI’s Bible, shrieking, “I stole your Bible! I stole your Bible!” She then played “Keep Away” with THAI until Vanity went to hit THAI with her mirror. THAI ducked and pinned Vanity after hitting her with what must have been the “Clothesline from Heaven.” " Click the link above for all the results and pics.
----I also talked with KC Gold about the MAW attendance. 120 to 150 were at the show, but only about 50 paid. It seems they got to many people getting in for free. Gold said he is going try to get a handle on that. I was also told 100 at the TIWF show last Friday night?? Anybody else at that show?? Good for them with close to a $500 gate.
----Vanity sent me results and link from the WEW PPV she worked this past weekend in Philly. Vanity was featured in the first HIGH FIVE. The site said the following about her match, “This was followed by a “Devil’s Advocate” Match: Vanity The Duchess Of Desire" with Lucy Furr against the former Thai “Killer” Weed, now T.H.A.I. (Teaching His Almighty Influence). The highlight of this match was when Lucy Furr got on the ring apron with THAI’s Bible, shrieking, “I stole your Bible! I stole your Bible!” She then played “Keep Away” with THAI until Vanity went to hit THAI with her mirror. THAI ducked and pinned Vanity after hitting her with what must have been the “Clothesline from Heaven.” " Click the link above for all the results and pics.
Monday, December 04, 2006
----Paid crowd was around 50 with a gate of around $500 and there were at times around 100 people in the building. A lot of freebies and hate that for this crew. I was wishing 200+ for Raven…They ran an angle most of the night with KC Gold and Antoin Smooth. The Crime and Jason Skyler accepted Gold’s offer to be with TFO [The front office] & MAW. After that Smooth jumped Gold with a chair. After the tag team title match, K.C. Gold comes out and attacks Smooth with punches and clotheslines, and one of the TFO girls executes a running double handspring low kick. Smooth is then beaten with a boot by Morton, and gets spanked with a belt by Morton. KC stated he will wrestle Smooth on the next show… During the Diamond/Crime bout a table did not break on the first try, but as Diamond stood to his feet on the table, he was caught with a Diamond Cutter from the top rope by Crime, putting both men through the table. Heatwave, Inc (Blalok and Big Ace) ran into the ring and attacked Crime, and
----Memphis Wrestling this week scored a 3.5 [57,762 viewers], which is about an average number for the crew. Jerry Lawler was not there for a live match, so his streak was not alive, but the first quarter he was feature in dropped 12,152 viewers.
----The first quarter scored a 3.6 [60,425 viewers] with Cobra angle being attacked by Jethro and ended in the middle of the 6 man tag with O’Neal still in the heat. Second quarter started with the finish of the 6 man, the Southern tag team title match and ended during the Derrick King interview. That quarter scored a 3.8 [62,922 viewers] jumping 2,497 viewers. The third quarter scored 3.1 [50,770 viewers] dropping 12,152 viewers for the King vs Reed match, Maclin/Hart telephone interview and Idol/Lawler vs Panthers match. The show finished with Lawler vs Von Erich, Flex/Grind beating up
----I would have never thought that Cobra vs Jethro would have kept the viewers interested, but it did. I had been told by others that the 4th quarter was dropping and it really had nothing to do with Lawler, but this is proof. The viewers actually went up almost 6,000 viewers to see the main. As mentioned Lawler was in the biggest dropping quarter [3rd quarter] anyway along with “Opening the Vault” segment, but the second part did jump up.
----Crowd was the biggest in USWF history. There were over 100 people there with a special “Fan’s Appreciation Night” with tickets only $1, so gate was around $100. I was told that total concession plus gate was more than they having been bringing in. It will be interesting whether this will help the crowd next week.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
----Crowd was in 150-180 range again this week. I am guess around a $850 gate…Earlier in the night they announced the new Operations Manager for TLCW would be Kelly Warner. Warner came to the ring. They ran an angle where he was interrupted by Dustin Starr, who said he could beat Warner blindfolded during his “5 Starr Showcase” interview segment. Warner took him up on the offer and a match was made for later… There was distention with Lee/Diamond from the moment they came out and Diamond left during their match…Dell Tucker was in the ring for an interview when “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony hit the ring, making his return to TLCW. He held an impromptu “
----Flash Flanagan/”The Cowboys” [Bill Nasty/Ricky Murdoch] beat Tatt2/”Picture Perfect” [Chris O’Neal/Jon Michael], when Flash pinned Tatt2. A good match when Nasty was not in the ring. I think Murdoch also missed something as he did a bearhug to a belly to belly that didn’t look good. Heat on O’Neal with a hot tag to Michael. Flash and Tatt2 left in the ring as PP battled ‘Boys on floor. Tatt2 got ready to do a moonsault and Flash cut him off ending with Tatt2 in a tree of woe. Flash jumped from the top turnbuckle with a face stomp from the same corner Tatt2 was hanging. Clean pin.
----Kevin White/Dustin Starr interview. Southern Tag Team Title Match: Starr/White beat Fire/Flame[pic below] by DQ when Flame threw a big fireball on Starr. Heat was on White with hot tag to Starr. Ref was trying to get White out of the ring, when Nate handed Flame something. Starr was punching Fire, when he turned around Flame hit him on the shoulder and side of face with fireball. It looked good. Good match.
----Derrick King interview. “New Era” Johnny Dotson [pic to left] was on the phone challenging King. Dotson has been out with a broken leg and looks like he will come in as a baby. Derrick King beat “The Posse” member Simon Reed when he superkicked ‘Lil Chris to win. Yes, you read that right. Short match with the “Insane Clowns” [Bobo/Giggles] interfering and pulling Reed out of the ring, then Chris got to get pinned.
----Maclin talks with Jimmy Hart on the phone to talk about the Mid-South Coliseum. They are in talks to do one more big show at the Coliseum. I have been told they are trying to get in on December 30. Hart also said that Hulk Hogan is going to be a local Walmart in
----“Opening the Vault” with Lance Russell. Jerry Lawler clips again this week. Lawler/Austin Idol vs Pink Panther/Black Panther. Pink was horrible. Lawler vs Kerry Von Erich air next. The crowd had so much heat for that bout. Horrible finish.
----Cobra beat Jethro by DQ when Nate jumped in. Watson also jumped in and the show ended with them all in the ring. I felt sorry for Jethro in there with Cobra. Cobra had some good punches, but after that it was horrible. Watson has no business being on TV!!
RassleNotes: Maclin actually called Kerry Von Erich’s title the WCW title during the opening of the show…Jethro had a new suit on that was a black jumpsuit with gloves. Why do you still call him a Hillbilly!!!...Corey called Jon Michael “Chris Michaels” this week. This makes him look soooooooo stupid!! How many weeks could Jim Ross call someone by the wrong name?? Or think about this – Corey is the owner of the company and can’t get the name right!! ...Tag title match was a good fast bout. They air a slow-mo of the fireball and it looked real good!!! White/Starr were wearing matching gear and looked good...King called Dotson an “egg sucking dog” and said, “I am Derrick”By God” King”. Funny…Looks like they are programming “Posse” vs “Clowns”, but they will probably forget they even did that…It will interesting to see how many people show up at Walmart to see Hogan. Probably out draw the last
----66 paid with a gate close to $330… “Cash Flow” opened the show saying Mo wasn’t in the building. Big Money Gripp picked Alan Steele over Mo, and Alan said he was gonna do BMG a favor and take Jeremy Moore out. Also “Cash Flow” said since Slim Pickens wanted to get involved last week, that Tank would make his 1st title defense against Slim Pickens. Any old pro will tell you – never put your champion in the first match…Malkavain/Alfonzo biting gimmick had blood and looked good. I love Malkavain’s gimmick and he looks the part…After the High Risk Title match Gryffon X came in and attacked Gaylon and