Friday, December 29, 2017

AS I SEE IT 12/29: Thoughts on those we've lost, and on those indy wrestling helped this season

Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

Since New Year's Day is Monday, thought I'd put out this blog the Friday before.
Wrestling lost some major names in 2017, including two of its greatest voices, Lance Russell and Bobby Heenan. One of the most poignant farewells to Bobby Heenan came on Twitter from Corey Graves: "Without him, there is no me".

Wrestling and its fans also lost names like Tom Zenk, George "The Animal" Steele, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff, Matthew Anoa'i (WWE's Rosey), FMW's Mr. Pogo, with lucha losing Gran Apache, Brazo/Alvarado family patriarch Brazo de Oro, Ruben Pato Soria, Chavo Guerrero, Sr., Fishman, AAA's Joaquin Roldan, and longtime WWA/Tijuana promoter Benjamin Mora.

We also lost Yukihiro Sakada (better known as Hart Dungeon trainer Tokyo Joe Daigo), Hart Family brother Smith Hart, WCW ring announcer Rhubarb Jones, German promoter/wrestler Otto Wanz, WWF/E's Timothy Well and Rex King, Chris Bryan (Absolute Intense Wrestling's co-promoter Chander Biggins), Rotten Ron Starr, Dennis Stamp (best known among many for his appearance in Beyond The Mat and the Stallone movie Paradise Alley), WCW copntroller/promoter Chip Burnham, Canadian independent wrestler Eric Denis, Tugboat Taylor, AWA tag team champion, Pretty Boy Doug Somers, Bruiser Bob Sweetan, Bruiser Bedlam, Nicole Bass, Wayne Van Dyke (Dick Delicious), Diane Von Hoffman (Moondog Fifi), Larry Sharpe, Jim Crockett Promotions' Elliott Murnick, Outlaw Ron Bass, Brandon Kaplan (Spyral BKNY), Pro Wrestling Magic co-founder Chad Adams, Burrhead Jones, Aaron "Nigerian Nightmare" Gainey and Stan "Krusher" Kowalski.

I also wanted to remind readers one final time about how independent wrestling promotion throughout the United States and Canada have been busy helping their communities with Toys for Tots collections, canned/non-perishable food collections, warm coat/clothing collections, and other charitable efforts this Holiday season. They did it without Vince McMahon's $2.5 billion, having to hustle sponsors from local pizza shops, bars, tattoo parlors, and more. More than one of those promoters (or others who head up these efforts) need assistance themselves from time to time. But they still put in all the work that promoting an independent wrestling show takes, and went well out of their way to give to others in their own communities in 2017.
These are very real numbers on how much they've helped their communities as of December 29 (2 haven't yet reported their numbers yet).

77 shows scheduled/75 reporting

* $47,963 cash donations/in-kind services
* 14,200 meals donated (estimated through donations of meals, canned and non-perishable foods)
* 7,275 toys collected through Toys for Tots and similar toy drive efforts.
* 47 blankets
* Numerous scarves and hats, winter socks and boots for the homeless
* 30 Christmas "Stockings of Love" stockings for the people of the Houston and Puerto Rico regions which included Walmart gift cards and various toiletries.

Here's how the individual promotions have helped their communities this year:


* Hoosier Pro Wrestling raised $775 cash, 10 new bikes valued at $800 and $500+ in toys (total value of nearly $2100) at the November 4 show (as well as collected toys at the October 7 show)

* Cassidy Christie Memorial Show raised $2,300 for the Cassidy Christie Memorial College Scholarship Fund. Cassidy Christie is the 11 year old daughter of longtime Michigan wrestler Pete Christie who died from a rare form of cancer in November 2015.

* Smash Wrestling held a show in Cobourg, ON in support of Fighting the Truth on November 10. Fighting the Truth is a non-profit organization which raises awareness for mental illness and alcohol and substance abuse in sports.

* UWE Pro Wrestling presented its annual Headlock for Hunger on November 11 at The Wex in Cadillac, MI. Just over 200 pounds of canned and non-perishable food was collected for Shepard's Table.

* Northern Tier Wrestling presented Fight for the Cure on November 12th in Towanda, PA and raised $320 for the Janet Weis Children's Hospital helping children with pediatric cancer.
* Tommy Wildfire Rich's Wrestling School in Myrtle Beach, BC did a food drive from November 6-14. Numerous boxes of non-perishable and canned food were donated to local charities along with fresh chickens from a local merchant, Fieldale Farms.

* Fighting for Autism partnered with Dynamo Pro Wrestling in a benefit show on November 11 in St. Charles, MO.

* Primal Conflict Wrestling held its annual food drive at its November 18 Harper's Ferry, WV event and collected 113 pounds of food for Jefferson County Community Ministries.

* IWA Vintage Pro Wrestling and DAWG held a benefit event on November 18 at The Alms Center in Bridgeton, NJ for CASA. Nearly $100 was raised that will help the organization that advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children who are struggling in foster care.

* All Pro Wrestling and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada again held Headlock on Hunger on November 18 at the Edward C Reed High School, Sparks, NV. They EXCEEDED their goal of enough collected for TEN THOUSAND MEALS.

* NOVA Pro Wrestling again helped the Jewish Community Center of Fairfax, VA on November 24 with its FACETS Toy Collection at its "11th Dimension" show at the JCC in Fairfax, VA. 300 toys were donated.

* Appalachian Mountain Wrestling presented "Thanksgiving Turmoil 2" on November 23 in Hazard, KY at AB Combs Elementary School, AND presented "Blue & Black Friday" on November 24 in Jackson, KY at Breathitt County High School, collecting toys for their annual Toy Drive. At least 500 toys and $500 were collected.

* Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling presents "Headlocks for Hunger" on November 25 for the fourth consecutive year at the Departure Bay Activity Center in Nanaimo, BC, VIPW collected 3 huge canned and non-perishable bins of food for the local Loaves and Fishes food bank.

* All Star Wrestling/West Virginia returned to Madison, WV on Black Friday (November 24th). Santa again collected numerous bags of toys and $100 for The Nice List.

* Classic Championship Wrestling returned to Lebanon, PA on November 24 for Blood, Sweat, and Chairs, collecting numerous toys for Toys for Tots.
* Pro Wrestling Eclipse presented November Bash on November 26 at the Oshawa Legion Branch 43, Oshawa, ON. This year's November Bash supported Feed The Street and Cold Foot Canada, with non perishable goods and winter clothing collected at the show. The effort will continue in January as well.

* Delmarva Wrestling Digest and Kentucky Fried Chicken of Seaford, DE presented their third annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive featuring Ring of Honor Superstars "Dem Boys" Jay and Mark Briscoe and some of Delmarva's top independent on Wednesday, November 29 which produced nine industrial size trash bags full of toys...and counting.

* Christian Wrestling Association International and Cody Hawk Pro Wrestling Training Camp presented Warehouse Wars on Friday, December 1 at 1930 Fairgrove Avenue, Hamilton, OH. 
25 to 30 cases of food were collected. The promotion will do another collection in December, and hopes to collect 100 cases by the end of December. The event featured live pro wrestling with the stars of the CWAI & the students of Cody Hawk's Pro Wrestling Training Camp.

* Eastern Panhandle Pro Wrestling presented HARDCORE Christmas in Kearneysville, WV. in cooperation with Ghostbusters Tri-State Division, as part of a Christmas Toy Drive for Community Children, collecting over 100 toys.

* Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling returned to Pitt Meadows, BC on December 1 with proceeds benefiting Diabetes Canada, raising several hundred dollars Canadian.

* MCW Pro Wrestling presented "Season's Beatings", its annual Toys for Tots show in December 1 in Joppa, MD, and collected hundreds of new toys and games.

* Hoosier Pro Wrestling did its final Firemen's Cheer Fund Toys for Tots show (of three shows yearly) in Columbus, IN on December 2. Despite the Columbus Festival of Lights which drew around 10,000 people, $400 cash, $600 in toys was collected with more from a local sponsor who collected at their business. For the year as a whole (3 shows), Hoosier Pro Wrestling collected over $3000 in toys and cash.

* Crossfire Wrestling returned to St. Catharines, ON on December 2 for Jingle Bell Brawl, $1740 was raised for the Niagara Peninsula Children's Foundation.

* Wrestling for A Cause presented "Fight for Daniel" on December 2 at the Claremore Community Center, Claremore, OK raising $1,000 for families of children fighting childhood cancer.

* Monster Factory Pro Wrestling returned on December 2 to the Monster Factory in Paulsboro, NJ, and got at least a box of toys for the Toys for Tots collection at the show.

* United Wrestling Coalition of Wrightstown, NJ, held its annual Toys for Tots event on December 2, with 12 boxes (500 toys) and 12 bikes collected, as well as 30 Christmas "Stockings of Love" stockings for the people of the Houston and Puerto Rico regions with Walmart gift cards and toiletries. The promotion also began a clothing drive, and collected 17 blankets, numerous scarves and hats, winter socks and boots for the homeless.

* The Delaware/South Jersey based ECWA held its annual Toys for Tots show on December 2 in Woodbury Heights, NJ. Two Toys for Tots boxes, plus one big bag were collected.

* Chinlock Wrestling returned to Kingston, ON on December 2 for its annual holiday charity show to benefit Youth Diversion and Family and Children's Services' Tree of Hope campaign, raising $25,715 in an event featuring Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.

* Ring Wars Carolina returned to Lumberton, NC on December 2, collecting donations of gift cards were accepted as admission, and donated to area flood victims.

* Keystone State Wrestling Alliance presented Fan Fest/Toy Drive 2017 on December 2 in Pittsburgh, PA. Hundreds of toys were collected.

* American Premier Wrestling presented BRAWL 30 - Toys for Tots on December 2 at the APW Slam Center , Statesboro, GA, collecting over 300 toys.

* Aspire Pro Wrestling returned to action on December 3 at the Pennsauken Youth Athletic Association, Pennsauken, NJ. 40-50 canned goods and non-perishables were collected for the South Jersey Food Bank.

* Harley Race’s World League Wrestling presented Christmas Bash 2017 on December 2 in Troy. MO, raising both monetary and food donations for the local community food pantry The Bread For Life Food Pantry with what the pantry described as a "huge donation" of 1-2 pick up trucks full of food plus a "considerable donation (financial)".

* H20: HardCore Hustle Organization returned on December 8 for HOSS, a 16 person tournament in Williamstown, NJ. The show featured a Toys for Toys collection and collected a box of toys.

* Adrenaline Championship Wrestling returned to Denton, MD on December 8 for their annual Toys for Tots show, collecting over 100 toys

* California's Big Time Wrestling returned to Newark, CA on Friday, December 8, at the Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA collecting 200 toys with its annual holiday toy drive, Rock The Bells.

* Brew City Wrestling held its annual Headlock for Hunger food collection at its December 8 show in West Allis, WI, collecting 75 pounds of canned and non-perishable food.
* Combat Zone Wrestling and DJ Hyde again did the annual Toys for Tots collection (in conjunction with the Marine Corps Reserve) for the thirteenth year in a row... another record for estimated 600, blowing last year's total out of the water, despite a the first snowstorm of the year that continued all day.

An incredible part of that was CZW fan Bob Manning, who drove up from near Glen Burnie, MD...northeast snowstorm be damned. Why so remarkable?  He did it with $1,000 OF TOYS...a literal truckful of toys which he bought through a $865 GoFundMe. So many toys were donated overall that Kathie Fitzpatrick had to make three trips to and from the venue to where toys are being stored (in the storm), until delivery the following week. There were so many, she had to employ other people to help transport and store the toys, which will go to Ronald McDonald House/Cooper Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as other agencies and groups.

* United Pro Wrestling teamed up with Ultimate Championship Wrestling on December 9 for a Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the National Guard Armory in Bowling Green, KY. The promotion collected two and a half bins full of toys.

* Dynamite Championship Wrestling presented Rumble for Glory on December 9 in Milford, DE to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation; and collected 5 full boxes despite a Delaware snowstorm. There are sponsor locations still collecting as of this date.
* All State Championship Wrestling returned to New Egypt, NJ on December 9 at collected numerous Toys for Tots.
* Grand Slam Wrestling returned to the GSW Arena, Old Forge, PA for Jingle Brawl on December 9. Their Toys for Tots collection brought in at least 100 toys.
* Cen-Cal Pro Wrestling presented 'Twas The Fight Before Christmas on December 9 in San Luis Obispo, CA collecting 50 toys for the Season of Hope charity.

* Championship Wrestling from Ontario presented "T'was The Fight Before Christmas" on December 10 at The Rockpile in Toronto, ON and raised $150 of cash and non-perishable foods for Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank.

* Ontario's Smash Wrestling presented SMASH!STIGMA! together with Wrestling With Stigma to benefit the The Peterborough AIDS Resource Network on December 10 in Peterborough, ON, with at least $500 raised at the show.

* Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling returned to Warren, MI and the Hot Rock Sports Bar and Cafe on December 10 for Hardcore With A Heart with its annual canned goods drive to benefit the Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit. The event collected 248 pounds of food collected and $150.

* Bar Wrestling returned to Baldwin Park, CA on December 14 for "A Christmas Classic" which included Brian Cage, Joey Ryan, and Reno SCUM. Taya Valkyrie spearheaded a non-perishable food item/unwrapped toys collection which took in at least 100 toys and 100 cans of food.

* National Wrasslin' League returned to St. Joseph, MO on Friday, December 15 in St. Joseph, MO in a Toys for Tots show, collecting 215 toys.

* Christian Wrestling Association International and Cody Hawk Pro Wrestling Training Camp presented Warehouse Wars on Friday, December 15 at 1930 Fairgrove Ave, Hamilton, OH. The promotion collected an additional 10 cases of food.

* All Star Wrestling returned to Cloverdale, BC on December 15 for BodySlams for Toys to benefit the Surrey Christmas Bureau; and collected 100 toys.

* SCW Unlimited Wrestling presented Dead of Winter in Bremerton, WA on December 16 where fans and promoter Ron Van Hess donated clothes, toys, and provided $5,000 in in-kind services, rebuilding an entire room for the Stella Mavis House battered women's shelter.

* Total Wrestling Federation presented Wreck the Halls on Saturday, December 16 at the Historic Colonial Theatre in Sacramento, CA, and collected numerous toys for local Shriners Hospital.

* Georgia Wrestling Extreme presented its first Annual Holiday Throwdown and Toy Drive on December 16 in Albany, GA and collected nearly 100 toys.

* NWL/HoPWF Wrestling returned to Martinsburg, WV on December 16. The Holiday Season Toy Drive for Children In Need, Inc. collected 229 toys and $550 for Children In Need, Inc/Washington County. 9 WWE official t-shirts,and 2 FREE pro wrestling training gift certificates valued at $2000 each.

* Top Of Texas Pro Wrestling returned to Amarillo, TX on December 16 for Season's Beatings. All profits from the show went to buy toys for the children at Northwest Texas Children's Hospital. Between 50-10 were personally delivered by the promotion.

* Nueva Revelacion de Lucha Libre returned to Thomasville, NC on December 16 for the fourth annual Lucha 4 a Toy show, collecting numerous toys.

* Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling presented its annual Wrestling For Hunger show in New Westminster, BC on December 16 collecting 100 toys, 100 or more food items, and 20 blankets.
* Imperial Wrestling Revolution did a Toys for Tots show at its December 16 show in Ardmore, OK, collecting 200 toys for area children.

* Pro Wrestling All Stars presented Christmas Classic on Friday night December 15th from The Play Atlantis in Melvindale, MI for the promotion's annual Toys for Tots show, where toys were collected.

* Blue Water Championship Wrestling returned to Port Huron, MI on December 16 for Headlock for Hunger benefits Midcity Nutrition Soup Kitchen in Port Huron, MI; with an estimated $2825 in donations/live gate and 1200-1300 canned food items.

* OVERCOME came to Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton, ON on December 16 in a benefit for Mission Services Men's Shelter and Addiction Services.

* Northeast Wrestling returned to Bethany, CT on Sunday, December 17 for King of Bethany in a Toys for Tots event, collecting at least 100 toys.

* Tommy Wildfire Rich School Of Wrestling presented "'Twas The Fight Before Christmas" to benefit Toys for Tots on December 16 in Myrtle Beach, SC. 100 toys were donated.

* DWI Wrestling returned to Riverview, FL on December 16 for a Toys 4 Tots show with 2 boxes of toys collected.

* Wrestling 4 a Cause, the seventh annual Christmas 4 Kids Toy/Food Drive was held December 16 in Whitesburg, GA to benefit the local "Christmas for Kids" effort, collecting at least 500 toys, and raised funds for the Carroll County Women's Shelter.

* National Wrasslin' League returned to Joplin, MO on Saturday, December 16 at the St. Joseph Army National Guard Armory, 301 N Woodbine Rd, St Joseph, MO in a Toys for Tots show, collecting 200 toys.

* UWE Pro Wrestling presented Season's Beatings on December 16 at The Wex in Cadillac, MI, collecting 150 toys for Santa's Helping Hands of Wexford County.

* Battle Arts Professional Wrestling returned to Mississauga, ON on December 16 in a benefit for Kurdistan earthquake relief on behalf of The Toronto Kurdish House,raising $165.

* Supreme Pro Wrestling presented its annual toy drive show and canned food drive on Sunday, December 17 in Sacramento, CA collecting 50 toys.

* Gangrel's Wrestling Asylum presented a Florida Toy Drive student show on Sunday, December 17 in Dania Beach, FL. Just under 200 toys were presented to Dania City Commission at bell time and to kids at Frost Park later the same day.

* Miracle in Greektown took place December 17 in Toronto, ON benefiting the John Howard Society of Toronto, which provides addiction/harm reduction services, domestic violence services and more; raised $4,538.

* H20: HardCore Hustle Organization returned to action on December 22 for "A Christmas Classic 2" in Williamstown, NJ, featuring a Toys for Toys collection.

Still to report information:

* DOA Pro Wrestling returned to Portland, OR on December 16 for 'Twas The Fight Before Christmas (a popular show title this year, as you can see). Unopened toys and canned food were collected.

* Great Canadian Wrestling returned to Oshawa, ON on December 27 for "Season's Beatings", collecting cans of food to benefit Simcoe Hall Settlement House.

To me, those are incredible numbers: At least $48,000 donations/in-kind services provided for various charities, 14,200 people fed who would have gone hungry, 7,275 children allowed to have a little innocence for one more year , 47 people who will be warmer (along with homeless people who will be a little warmer), 30 Christmas "Stockings of Love" stockings for the people of the Houston and Puerto Rico regions who get to have a bit more dignity after tragedy.
If you're a independent wrestling promotion, and you DIDN'T do a show like this to give back to your community this year....there's always next year. If you're an independent wrestling fan, and your favorite promotion isn't named...ask them if they plan to do something next year. If not, ask them why not.
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Happy New Year to everyone. Please don't drink and drive.
Until next time....

Thursday, December 21, 2017

GCW/Pop Culture Canada returns to Oshawa, ON on December 27 for Season's Beatings, to benefit Simcoe Hall Settlement House, canned food collection

Great Canadian Wrestling returns to Oshawa, ON on December 27 for "Season's Beatings", a charity fundraiser to benefit Simcoe Hall Settlement House on Wednesday, December 27, with a 6:00 pm bell time. 

Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Gnu Books, 1120 Simcoe St North, Oshawa, ON. 

Bring cans of food and get one raffle ticket for each can that you bring. Cans only this year please :) 

Doors open at 6 pm and Bell is 7 pm. 

Highlighted matches announced thus far: 

Page vs. Fear 

Cruiserweight championship 
TKD defends against Grant 

Young Blood Championship 
JT Kirk vs. Charles Blackwood 

* A 15 man battle royal 

Keystone Championship Wrestling presents "Slay Bells Ring" a Toys for Tots show on December 23 in Darby, PA with the Rock 'N Roll Express, Pat Tanaka, Kongo Kong

Live Pro Wrestling returns to our home Darby, PA 
at the Edward Bacon Rec Center (fka the Darby Recreation Center) on December 23 with former NWA/WWE Hall of Fame tag team The Rock N Roll Express, one half of former #WWE tag team The Orient Express Patrick Tanaka, Impact Wrestling stars Kongo Kong and Robbie E., Special guest appearance by The Dead City Clowns. 

This is a Toys for Tots show. Please remember to ring a new, unwrapped toy. 

Don't miss this huge event... 

Matches scheduled: 

KCW First 3 way female match 
Japan superstar Roni "Bigbang" Nicole vs Vanity vs Nyla Rose 

Impact Superstar Robbie E. vs Dangerous Darien Hardway 

Blk Jeez vs Lucha underground star Cortez Castro 

Also scheduled to appear: Bad Karma,  Mr Ooh La La, David Tita, Private Party, and  more 

Hardcore Hustle Organization returns to Williamstown, NJ on December 22 for Christmas Classic with updated lineup; Toys for Tots collection at show

Hardcore Hustle Organization presents "A Christmas Classic 
#2" Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, December 22nd, at the Old Time Wrestling Arena at Monroe Business Center 1041 
Glassboro Road/Building C/Suite 1/Williamstown, NJ. 

The event has two lineup changes. 

Doors Open 7:30 pm/Bell Time 8:00 pm 

ALL TICKETS ONLY $20 (Front & GA). Tickets available at the door; or message Matt Tremont to purchase/reserve tickets or email 

Tickets also available at our ticket outlet Bulldozer's Collectibles at Berlin Farmers Market in Berlin, NJ 

We will be collecting toys for "TOYS for TOTS" 

Featured Card: 

HYBRID Title: Barbwire Ropes/Lumberjacks with straps Match/winner is new Hybrid champion (read how you can participate below) 
Jimmy Lloyd vs DJ Hyde 
(BLACKWATER is injured) 

H20 Championship Match/Fan Bring The Weapons: Ron Mathis vs Alex Colon vs (c) Jeff Cannonball 
(Matt Tremont is injured) 

Tag Team Match: 
Stockade & G- Raver vs Drew Blood & Devon Moore 

Christmas Chaos RUMBLE - Winner gets a spot in #HK2 Feb 2018 

#1 Contenders Match for the H20 Championship 
Maria Manic vs SHLAK 

Grudge Match: 
Tulpa vs Dante Caballero 

Dustin Rayz vs Aaron Williams 

At a 'Christmas Classic 2" in a 11 days YOU have the chance to be one of the Lumberjacks with straps during the Main event between challenger Jimmy Lloyd & Blackwater (c) for the HYBRID Title. 

Every H20 event we have a raffle for some great prizes, and this is our biggest prize yet, so be sure to get your raffle tickets at the show. Right before the Main Event we will draw not 1, but 3 winners and the prize will be to participate as a lumberjack. This is the end of a bitter rivalry between these two that has been going on since February. 

This is all a part of Fan Appreciation night to give back to you for a great year at H20 and ALL tickets for this event are ONLY $20! Tickets available at the door. 

Join H20 three days before Christmas and celebrate with Hardcore HUSTLE Organization LIVE from the OTW Arena in Williamstown, NJ 
Twitter: H_2_0Wrestling 
IG: HardcoreHustleOrg 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Listen to all FIVE episodes of December & WIN!!

You have to listen to all FIVE episodes to get the SPECIAL words to win the special contest for this month. We are giving away masks, lunchboxes, t shirts and more. Here are the links to all 5 episodes. 

#1: Listen as BT gives away the special word.

Episode 73 click here as Lance & BT count down the top 10 Cool Kids Countdown shows

#2: Gene says that Neil was booking a show where? (ripley)

Episode 74 click here as Gene talks about Carlito & Wrestlecade!

#3: Listen as BT gives away the special word in the second segment of the show.

Episode 75 click here to listen as Brian Thompson & Lance LeVine talk about 2017

 #4: On this episode, please tell us what year did Danny Adams start to train??

Episode 76 click here as Danny Adams talks Glory Pro !

 #5: What year did when I ask the question to TGB about The Santa Clause did I say the movie was released?

Episode 77 click here for Best Shizniter EVER Championship !!

Thursday, December 14, 2017


It’s time for a “special edition” of Shootin’ the Shiznit with a wrestling podcast game show -- Who Wants to Be The Best Shizniter Ever? It’s time for the Best Shizniter EVER Championship 2017! The two best contestants of 2017 face off in a battle of wits. Contestants get to pick subjects from a board and get to talk 75 seconds each on the subject to determine who can talk “shiznit” the best. Go to to for full rules video and a sample board. Episode 77 (the last STS episode of 2017) features 5 time champion “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony battling 4 Time Champion Matthew Essary!! SHARE!!

Here is the game card for the Finals !!

Rules for Who wants To Be!

Bob Magee and Danny Adams on new STS!!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” Episode 76 is a “Double Feature” with Bob Magee & Danny Adams. Bob talks “Toys For Tots” and upcoming shows. Adams joins the show at the 22 minute mark to talk about being a fan, training to be a wrestler, Glory Pro controversy and the future of Glory Pro.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NWL/HoPWF Wrestling returns to Martinsburg, WV on December 16, Holiday Season Toy Drive for Children In Need, Inc. collection takes place

NWL/HoPWF Christmas/Reunion Event & Holiday Season Toy Drive 2017 

Any former talent want in on the fun get together for the Holidays? You're all welcome, it's time to enjoy the season to be jolly! Get in touch ASAP, we're lining up past wrestlers, managers, referees and fans and it's shaping up to be a great time with friends from years back! 

There will be a free Holiday Season Raffle for all fans in attendance. Prizes will be a $50.00 Olive Garden Gift Card and 2 "Free Tuition" Pro Wrestling Training Gift Certificates. Every ticket holder will be eligible to enter the free drawing were we'll pick three raffle tickets. The winners of the free wrestling training can either except the gift certificates for themselves or pass them on to a family member or friend as an awesome gift this Holiday Season. No strings attached! 

Just show up to support the NWL/HoPWF event and the Holiday Season Toy Drive for Children In Need, Inc/Washington County while having a guaranteed fun and exciting evening! 

NWL/HoPWF Christmas/Reunion Event & 21st Annual Holiday 
Season Toy Drive 

Saturday, December 16th 
The Wherehouse 
Martinsburg, WV 
6-7pm - Hall of Fame 
7:30pm Matches 

Sal Sincere & King Kaluha w/ Hollywood Boc. Bosa vs (C) Radical Starrs' LA Starr & Willie Radical w/ John Rambo 

Loser takes Referee Granny to dinner after event! 
Referee: Groper Cleavage 
Tremor vs (C) Ish Martinez 

Winning team will be ranked the #1 seed for the 2018 "Dick Caricofe Classic" Tag Team Tournament 
THC's Sexy Steve & Jimmy Starz vs WSD's Ish Martinez & Tremor w/ Groper Cleavage 

Referee Dave Repp Jr. 
Max Caster w/ Mark Adam Haggerty vs. Flex Phenom 

More matches to be announced with returning HoPWF stars! 

Special Holiday Ticket Prices: 
Front Row - $15.00 
Second Row - $12.00 
General Admission - $10.00 
Kids Gen. Adm. - $5.00 

Contact Christine Anders on facebook, cell: 301-491-9584 or 
email for tickets or reservations, 
thank you! 

CANADA: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling returns to New Westminster, BC on December 16 for Wrestling for Hunger

Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling presents its annual Wrestling For Hunger show in New Westminster, BC on December 16. 

Scotty Mac vs. Nicole Matthews 

The Wisemen and Mitch Mulligan vs. Artemis Spencer and Bishy 

Andy "The Dreadful" Bird (ECCW Canadian Champion) vs. 
Patrick Voros (ECCW Tag Team Champion) 

"Ravenous" Randy Myers vs. Erik Strange 

Beauty and the Builds (ECCW Champion Daniel Adonis and Nick 
Price) vs. Re:Loaded (Shareef Morrow and Jacky Lee) 

GraviTeam (Steve West and Xavier Galaxy) vs. Danni Deeds & 

Ladies Choice vs. Shreddz 


GREAT PRIZES!!! To enter, bring a blanket, non-perishable 
food item or unopened toy. 

Front Row $24 
General $20 

Doors open at 7pm 
Show starts at 7:30pm 

Pro Wrestling All Stars returns to Melvindale, MI on December 15 for Christmas Classic: Toys for Tots collected at show

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Pro Wrestling All Stars presents Christmas Classic on Friday night December 15th from The Play Atlantis in Melvindale, MI featuring former WWE Star, Adam Rose. This is the promotion's annual Toys for Tots show. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event. Every child deserves a Christmas. 

Pro Wrestling All Stars proudly presents Our final show of 2017, "Christmas Classic" LIVE! Friday night December 15th from The Play Atlantis in beautiful Melvindale, Michigan featuring former WWE Star, Adam Rose ,along with his new friends, the fan favorite and former 2x PWAS Tag Team Champions, The Party Monsters of The Mysterious Movado and El Ridiculoso, as this trio will be hosting a very special Christmas Party at PWAS "Christmas Classic" on Friday night December 15th.

**Women's Wrestling** returns to The Play Atlantis as Dominique Fabiano makes her PWAS wrestling debut as she squares off with the returning Thunder Kitty.

Plus Newly crowned PWAS Tag Team Champions, "The Lotus" of Gavin Quinn and Juntai make there 1st title defense against the former PWAS Tag Team Champions, "The Handicap Heroes" of "The 1 Legged Wonder" Zach Gowen & Gregory Iron.

Plus.. PWAS Heavyweight Champion Atlas Hytower, PWAS CruiserCore Champion Buddy FN Hanlon, "The Bad Axe Mother Truckers" of Dougie the Creep and Jay Maynard, "The 1 and Only" Tony Scott, Maltese Tiger, "Totally Radical" Zach Main, and "The Threat" of "The King of Status" Breyer Wellington & "Amazing" N8 Mattson .. plus much more..

Admission for this event: Adults $15 / Kids 12 & under Just $5

Also.. Bring in a New/ unopened "Toys 4 Tots" donation and receive a FREE Ticket to our next Play Atlantis event on Friday night January 5th, 2018 

Georgia Wrestling Extreme returns to Albany, GA on December 16 for the first annual Holiday Throwdown and Toy Drive

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Georgia Wrestling Extreme presents its first annual Holiday 
Throwdown and Toy Drive on December 16 at the BFC Multipurpose Center, 1719 Cordele Road, Albany, GA. 

Tickets are only $10 ($7 with any unwrapped toy). Kids 5 and under are free. On that day we will have plenty of wrestling action and several special guests. 

We’ll have former WCW, WWE & TNA Commentator The Legendary Scott Hudson calling the action, former Ring Of Honor Wrestling and TNA Jimmy Rave will be in the House along with a special appearance by Homegrown Family and Santa. We encourage everyone on that day to bring a unwrapped Toy for those kids who are less fortunate and get $3 dollars off the price of admission! So mark your calendar and see you then! 

Tickets are only $10, ($7 with any unwrapped toy). Kids 5 and under are free. Special appearances by Scott Hudson and Jimmy Rave . 

Monday, December 11, 2017

CAGE OF DEATH: Cage of Death 19 12/8 Sewell, NJ results

Combat Zone Wrestling returned to Rastelli's Kids Complex last night for its year-end annual blow-out show Cage of Death event, with title changes, psychoviolence in the main event and beyond, an NWA World Heavyweight Title change, a Memphis legend making an appearance, and a shocking return/potential invasion angle.

First, CZW set another record for its 12th annual Toys for Tots estimated 600 toys, slightly more than last year. An incredible part of that was CZW fan Bob Manning, who drove up from near Glen Burnie, MD...snowstorm be damned. Why so remarkable? He did it with $1,000 OF TOYS. A literal truckful of toys which he bought through a $865 GoFundMe. So many toys that Kathie Fitzpatrick had to make three trips and employ others to help transport and store the toys, which will go to places such as Ronald McDonald House/Cooper Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as other agencies and groups.

A heroic effort on her part, on Bob Manning's part, and on the part of the everyday fans and wrestlers of CZW, many who often don't have enough for themselves and their own.

So thank you on Kathie Fitzpatrick's behalf...and the kids who'll get to be a little more innocent for one more year because of CZW's fans.

Now to the matches:

* Dan O’Hare and Shlak won the Ultimate Opportunity Coin Challenge Cage of Death pre-show match and the Coin, pinning simultaneously AAW Pro Wrestling's Kody Rice, Dan Berry,  from Canada's Alpha 1 Wrestling: Shane Sabre, and from Dojo Wars, G-Raver and Blackwater.

* Matt Tremont defeated Jimmy Lloyd by pinfall, with all sorts of plunder including thumbtacks, a bed of nails, a chair, and a soda can board

* Mr. (Conor) Claxton defeated Alex Colon by pinfall, with a guest appearance at the end by Danny Havoc

* David Starr defeated "All Ego" Ethan Page via pinfall after a shining wizard in easily the best pure wrestling match on the show. Starr did his best attempts to dive 20 rows deep I do wish CZW had done a little betetr job at explaining page's extensive Ontario indy background to help get him over.

* The Rep defeated CZW Tag Team champions Dezmond Xavier/Zach Wentz, OVE (Jake/Dave Crist, aka OI4K) and Alex Reynolds/Matt Palmer to become the new champion.

* Nick Aldis defeated NWA Champion Tim Storm to win the NWA World Heavyweight title by pinfall, working Storm's "injured" ribs. Pre-match, Memphis legend Austin Idol came out (sadly much of the crowd had zero clue who he was), telling the CZW referee to get out and brought out former Impact referee Brian Hebner to call the match

* Jimmy Jacobs doing his Zombie Princess character, looking like a cross between Boy George and Iggy Pop, defeated Jimmy Havoc by pinfall in an all-arena brawl. Fun was had including Jacobs spiking Havoc in the head, Havoc responded by stapling Jacobs in HIS head, chair throwing and all sorts of bloody fun.

* Greg Excellent and Crissy Rivera defeated Ace Romero when Excellent pinned Romero . Romero, who is the size of a large refrigerator...did an incredible dive early on. Chrissy Rivera continued her annual tradition of a sick bump, getting plowed through a table by Romero. Next of kin did not need to be called, though.

* MJF (with Penelope Ford) defeated CZW Wired TV Champ Joey Janela by rollup pinfall to become the new champion, including brawling throughout on to the floor until a dive off of the balcony of the venue. Post-match, Ford turned on MJF, again going back with Joey Janela.

* In the Cage of Death, CZW champion Rickey Shane Page retained his title, defeating Shane Strickland and Joe Gacy in a match that at some moments looked like something out of a snuff film; including the usual Cage of Death, augmented with multiple panes of glass, a normal scaffold, another scaffold of glass, a contraption of chairs draping down from the regular scaffold, barned wire tables, a drill (yes, a drill) being used like a weedwhacker, and a scene right out where the three took turns hitting each other in the head with light tubes ala the Three Stooges on crystal meth. Other highlight included Rickey Shane Page chokeslamming Joe Gacy through a flaming pane of glass, Page and Shane Strickland going through a glass scaffold.

Then the post-match fun. Game Changer Wrestling's (CZW not-that-friendly competitor) Brett Lauderdale and GCW (and former CZW legend) went through the front door. Gage hit the Cage, with Matt Tremont and seveal others from the back. Gage demanded Page, Gacy and Stricklan get out, and told the crowd "that this wasn’t an angle, and was a straight shoot" (usually: angle alert).

NOTES: DJ Hyde told staff before the show and the crowd later that this was the promotion's last show at Rastelli's. While the venue management was somewhat cooperative, the venue is heavy on cheerleading activities and a group of cheerleader mothers were said by multiple people to put it politely... obsessive beyond anything remotely resembling reason...that CZW would somehow threaten their girls....before the first show even took place. One wonders if the cheerleader mothers have done anything like collected well over a thousand toys for children over a 12 year period, unlike this supposed "menace". CZW will thus, sensibly, move to a new venue in February, supposedly a bit closer for some of the Flyers Skate Zone location.

CZW has been selling the show ending angle bigtime as a shoot online....the right way to go presuming this is the slow build to something. Might be interesting to see what happens at Game Changer Wrestling's show in Howell, NJ on December 16.

CZW's Best of the Best will return to their new venue in South Jersey, and that Will Ospreay will work the Wrestlemania weekend show in New Orleans.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

BT joined by Bran Thompson & Lance LeVine to talk about Elgin Controversy and 2017!!

It’s time for a “special edition” of “Shootin The Shiznit.” On Episode 75 Brian Tramel is joined by Brian Thompson and Lance LeVine. They talk about Elgin controversy, 3 things that represent 2017?, Social media, NWA, Hot Topic and more on 37 minute episode.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

STS with Gene Jackson talking about Wrestlecade and wrestling Carlito!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” On Episode 74 Brian Tramel sits down for a 3rd time with Gene Jackson. They talk about him wrestling Carlito this past weekend & go step by step through the match. They also talk about Wrestlecade on how much it costs?, who did he meet?, Mil Mascaras in the elevator, New Jack, Honky Tonk Man, Jake Roberts, Dean Malenko, Bruce Pritchard, Sgt Slaughter, Hornswoggle, Rebel and more in this action packed 41 minute episode.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Nueva Revelacion de Lucha Libre returns to Thomasville, NC on December 16 for Lucha 4 A Toy

Nueva Revelacion de Lucha Libre returns to Be A Sport Gym, 
320 Etta Lane, Thomasville, NC on December 16 (rescheduled date due to snow) as Nueva Revelacion de Lucha Libre's presents the fourth annual Lucha 4 a Toy show. 

The Aztec Battle is set, Dredd will start of vs Pryme in a one on one match that will then have another competitor enter after the first 2 minutes. Every 20 seconds later, another competitor will enter the #AztecBattle till the locker room is empty. The last 2 competitors will have to finish the match via pin fall or submission. 

The winner of the match will earn a NRLL Championship match at any time and or place of their choice. 

Former NRLL Champion Mike Mars is schedule to be at #Lucha4aToy and is furious that #GREATNESS member Deget Bundlez lost the NRLL Championship to the current Champion #BossHogg in a last minute match decision by the #LuchasCordinator Ese Joker. 

Bring a new unwrapped toy as we will donate the toys to those in need. 

United Pro Wrestling and Ultimate Championship Wrestling team up to return to Bowling Green, KY on December 9 for Toys for Tots

Saturday night December 9th United Pro Wrestling teams up 
with Ultimate Championship Wrestling for a Toys for Tots Toy 
Drive at the National Guard Armory in Bowling Green, KY. 
Doors for the event open at 6 PM with a 7 PM bell time. 
Admission is $10 or $8 if you bring a NEW unwrapped toy for 
donation. Top stars from both UPW as well as UCW will be on 
hand for a great night of wrestling action. 

The National Guard Armory is located at 920 Morgantown Road 
right next to the Southern Kentucky Fairgrounds. For more 
information on this event you can check out or You can also visit their Facebook 
pages at or You can also follow UPW 
on Twitter @UPWKentucky. 

Please make your plans now to attend and help us make a 
child’s Christmas even brighter. 

Northeast Wrestling returns to Bethany, CT on December 9 for King of Bethany, Toys for Tots collection at show

Northeast Wrestling returns to the NEW Arena 40 Peck Road, 
Bethany, Connecticut on Saturday, December 9th - 7pm. 

A HUGE Main Event has been signed for our return to the NEW Arena: 

King Brad Hollister defends the Crown for the very last time against a man that many Northeast Wrestling fans at the NEW Arena consider the unofficial King of Bethany - Current Tag Team Champion and former NEW Champion - TK O'Ryan. The crown will be on the line and if Brad Hollister wins the NEW Title on Dec. 1st in Waterbury, Connecticut at Holiday Havoc - The NEW Title will also be on the line. 

See this battle between former best friends and tag team partners. 

This is a MEGA event that you don't want to miss. 

It is the 22nd Anniversary of our first event in Montgomery, NY on Dec. 9, 1995. 

The show will feature the Annual King of Bethany Tournament. Already announced to compete to see who the NEW King will be include: 

3 Time NEW Champion Brian Anthony 
NEW Tag Team Champion Vinny Marseglia 
Robbie E 
Wrecking Ball Legursky 
Josh Briggs 
Cameron Zagami 

2 Other superstars to be announced. 


Vik Hale - Hale Collins and Vik Dalishus take on The Dredded Dead Ron Zombie and Bull Dredd 

The Battle Brothers face Adrenlaine Rush 

A Special Appearance by Santa Claus and his Elves. 

This is also our annual holiday spectacular and a Toys for Tots - Fundraising event. The Marines will be in attendance that day. We ask all of our fans to help those in need to bring an unwrapped toy and support Toys for Tots this holiday season. 

Tickets start at only $15 and are going fast pick up yours now at or at the door on Saturday, December 9th. 

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Cool Kids Countdown XVI “Top 10 CKC Downloads of 2017”

It’s time for the“special edition” of Shootin The Shiznit. Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XVI “Top 10 CKC Downloads of 2017” for Episode 73. Lance & BT share stories about how they put together the Top 10 lists and if they have changed their minds on anything. After the rapid fire format countdown, stick with them “after the show” as they answer listener questions about Sexy Star, 605/Brian Last and Tom Robinson in the LONGEST EPISODE in STS history clocking in at 58 minutes!



10: “Ten Takeaways from the Mae Young Classic”

9: “Top 10 Promotions of 2017”

 8: “Top 10 Wrestling Fans of 2017”

 7: “10, 10, 10 Wrestlemania Moments

 6: “Top Wrestling of the 1930’s”

5: “Top 10 Hot Chicks of 2017”

 4: “Top 10 Highest Paid”

 3: “10 Ways to Improve 205LIVE”

 2: “10 Things We LOVE About Wrestling!”

 1: “10 Things We HATE About Wrestling”

Friday, December 01, 2017

United Wrestling Coalition returns to Wrightstown, NJ on December 2 for the annual Toys for Tots show

It’s that time of year again! The United Wrestling Coalition 
is hosting their annual UWC Toys For Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The event will take place at Kelly's Banquet Hall in Wrightstown, New Jersey. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is slated for 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE when you donate a new, unwrapped toy (with a suggested minimum value of $10) or a $10 Walmart gift card for Houston flood victims at the door. Toys collected are distributed by members of the US Marine Corps Reserves and stay within Burlington County. 

In addition, we are encouraging fans to also bring a small stocking stuffed with a few small items and a card of wishes for those Houston children impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We call this effort Stockings of Love! (Suggested stocking fillers would include gift cards, Matchbox cars, hair accessories, dollar store items, etc.) 

Everyone making a donation at the door will receive FREE door prize tickets for their chance to win one of over 50 door prizes. Additional door prize tickets will be available for purchase. 

Special ringside seating is being reserved for those pledging (in advance of the 12/2 show) to donate a new bicycle. One bicycle donation will reward you up to five reserved seats. To make your pledge to donate a bike, call or text 609-792-9328. 

In the main event, reigning UWC Heavyweight Champion T.G.I. Fredo Majors of The Fraternity will defend his title against one half of the UWC Tag Team Champions, "American Muscle" Nate Mustang of The Sons Of Liberty! After stealing The Wrightstown Rumble from Mustang and going on to win the Heavyweight Title in June, Fredo Majors defeated Nate Mustang via disqualification in October when Referee George Pinaha mistakenly believed Mustang intentionally clobbered him. At our November event, Majors and The Fraternity took it upon themselves to attack Mustang and his partner while they were defending the Tag Team Championship. Nate Mustang demanded a championship rematch with Fredo Majors on December 2 at the Toys For Tots Toy Drive, and Fredo agreed, on one condition: it would be a Loser Leaves Town Match! The winner of the bout gets the belt and gets to stay. The loser gets the next bus out of town. This will be your last chance to see either Fredo Majors or Nate Mustang for a very long time. 

The "Thriller" Andd Bivians and Craig Francis have been going at each other for nearly a year. Their most recent encounter ended in a double countout. That won't happen on December 2 at Kelly's Banquet Hall when Andd Bivians and Craig Francis battle it out in a Lumberjack Match! Wrestlers will surround the ring, and their job is to prevent the action from spilling out onto the floor. We don't know who will emerge victorious, but we do know this match will not end in a countout! 

In October, Lance Scaper won the right to challenge for either the United States or Tag Team Championship. He chose to go after the tag team belts Kleetus as his partner. They will have their shot at reigning champions The Sons Of Liberty at Toys For Tots in Wrightstown. But Scaper & Kleetus aren't the only ones getting a shot at gold (which will be defended by Spectrum & The “Lost Boy” Jay Kirby.) Since their championship bout with The Sons Of Liberty was interrupted by The Fraternity in November, Doom Crew (Manabo & Oliver Bailey, along with that weaselly little Joe Wolf) has demanded a rematch. Additionally, Spectrum & Kirby want nothing more than to get their hands on Fraternity members Ace Matthews & “Brilliant” Bobby Banks. All four team will compete in a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Attraction! One member of two teams start. Anyone could be tagged in by anyone else and can be subject to immediate disqualification for failure to accept a tag. The first team to achieve a pinfall or submission wins! 

Also at the Toys For Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive on 
December 2 in Wrightstown you'll see “The One” Geoffrey Bravo, The Cremator, Iron Bull Argus, Textbook Philly Madison, Bobby Piper, The "Jersey Shore Mad Man" Slayer, manager Craig Z-List, Savannah, The Honorable President and Former Heavyweight Champion Joe Rules, and many more of our 
UWC favorites to be announced! PLUS a special appearance by Santa Claus! 

United Wrestling Coalition has earned its reputation for running family-oriented pro wrestling events. The events are designed to offer the very best entertainment while enhancing the community and helping to raise awareness and capital for various worthy causes. 

This year's event is sponsored by Lucas Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Mount Holly as well as Kate & Al's Pizza of Columbus Farmers Market. 

Once dubbed the largest single toy drive effort in Burlington County, UWC has been hosting these events for nearly 20 years. In that time, through the generous donations of loyal fans, local businesses, as well as the wrestlers themselves, UWC has collected well over 18,000 toys for the US Marine Corps Toys For Tots campaign. 

Kelly's Bar and Banquet Hall is making this venue available for this wonderful event. Please stop by and check out their banquet facilities. 

Remember, UWC returns with the annual Toys For Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive at Kelly's Banquet Hall, 14 Railroad Avenue, Wrightstown, NJ 08562, Saturday, November 11, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bell time is 7:00 p.m., and tickets are only $10. Card subject to change. The show typically runs two hours, and door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the show. 

For more information please contact Lois Thomas at 609-792-9328 or like us on Facebook: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Episode of STS !!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” On Episode 72 Brian Tramel sits down with Doug & Anthony from Who’s Right Podcast. They talk about kayfabe, Who’s Right Podcast, who watches wrestling?, no political views, Anthony is not a fan, you know you are fat if, do women make you forget wrestling,wrestling t-shirts, Monday Night Wars, wrestling is just like a movie, My Little Pony wrestling fans, when kayfabe died, podcasting, a special tidbit at the end and more in this 43 minute episode.