-- Highspots.com's documentary on The Dynamite Kid has met their goal on Kickstarter on $15,000 last night, which means that the things they wanted to include in the film will be included. These include a trip to Calgary. Today is the last day to donate to the film. Those who do donate can get special extras including signed photos and autobiographies of the Dynamite Kid. You can get more details here.
Mick Foley was not able to sign on as narrator because of WWE, but former ROH champion Davey Richards, who was influenced by Kid, is the narrator.
-- The AWA runs on ESPN Classis tonight at midnight with the following scheduled to air: Jay York vs. Nick Bockwinkel, The Midnight Rockers vs. Knight and Stamp, Brad Rheingans vs. Pete Sanchez, Col. DeBeers, Doug Somers, and Larry Zbyszko vs. Curt Hennig, Greg Gagne, and Jimmy Snuka. The show originally aired or was taped on August 1, 1986.
-- Here are the latest updates for the WWE Classics OnDemand service…
* Legends of Wrestling Roundtable: History of Monday Night Raw (Gene Okerlund, Jim Ross, Pat Patterson, Michael Hayes, Brian James)
* WWF at LA Sports Arena 1/28/89
-Sam Houston vs. Barry Horowitz.
-Rick Rude vs. Brutus Beefcake.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior vs. King Haku.
-Andre the Giant vs. Jake Roberts
-WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition vs. the Powers of Pain
-The Red Rooster vs. Danny Davis
-Greg Valentine vs. Jim Neidhart
-Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. The Rockers.
* The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior
* AWA All Star Wrestling 8/22/81
* Extreme Championship Wrestling 5/30/98
* Stampede Wrestling 11/78
-- The United Wrestling Alliance has announced that it is running a benefit show to help support victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. The promotion will run their "Last Breathe" show on November 10th at 7:30 PM. Among the stars at the show will be Marty Jannetty, who will take on the UWA Elite I-Champion Hedges, and Jay Lethal who will compete against UWA Elite Ironman Champion Myke Quest.
UWA Elite commentator Chris West said of the show, "It's important for everyone to help their neighbors in this time of crisis. This is our chance to support those people who have supported UWA in the past, and a way to reach out to the community at large. It's the least we can do. Please show up and help us do our part!"
Also set for the show are:
* UWA Elite Heavyweight Champion Kyle "The Beast" Winant vs. Cypress in a steel cage
* Steel Cage War Games match: Swag Mean (Robbie Roller, Vin Grayson, "First Class" Brian Brass, DynaMike Davis & "The Shore Thing" TJ Blade) vs. the Holy Kingdom (King Tek, Elder Foreman, Eric Corvis, Dr. John Bowes & TKO)
* Steel Cage match: "The Living Legend" Archadia vs. "High Flying Heart Throb" Drake Chambers
* Sean "Damage" McNelis vs. Michael Massacre
* Magic & Biggie Biggs vs. "Superstar" Jon Rome & Brandon the Bull
* "Golden Ticket" Fatal Four-Way match: Strife, Matt Demorest, Joey Adams & Tommy "Gunz" Kobryn
Tickets are $15, with a portion of proceeds going directly to Sandy relief efforts. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or clothing for donation; those who do so will receive 20% off their ticket price. For advance tickets sales & more information, contact UWAMag99@aol.com.
Kayfabe Wrestling Radio sent this one in:
In his first interview since winning the title, the newly crowned NWA World Champion "The Tokyo Monster" Kahagas joined Kayfabe Wrestling Radio Tuesday Night. In a nearly 30 minute interview, he talked about if the title win has sunk in at all, how he felt being left out of the Championship Title tournament originally, how he felt about the NWA situation in Australia with Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana, what he has heard in the business about his win and himself as champion, what he can do to help stabilize the NWA as champion, his reaction to an on-air announcement about an immediate rematch as issued by the NWA President for Friday night, who is in charge of his bookings now, does he see himself as a traveling World Champion like Adam Pearce, if he thinks he could defeat Godzilla in a fist fight and more.
About being left out of the tournament originally as NWA National Heavyweight Champion: "Oh yeah, I wasn't too enthused about it at all. I mean, I pretty much let it be known, you know there was a little article put out there by Brian Kelley out there in the Midwest. No, I wasn't happy about it at all. I mean, I don't know how Carson felt; he is the newly crowned North American Champion. So, I don't know if he was comfortable right then or not but I know I definitely wasn't and I let it be known. I did contact the Board of Directors and pretty much told them know how I felt about it and I felt degraded about the whole part. Like I said, I don't have nothing to hide or nothing to hold back; if I have something to say I'm pretty much going to do it, regardless. And that's what I did. Coming out here, I was booked on Friday night and I got a last minute call pretty much when I hit the ground and they said ‘We want you in Jersey'; so what am I going to say, no? So, the next day, I hopped on a plane and took off to Jersey and took care of business and did what not only what me but the whole NWA and anyone involved in it kind of set out to do, and that's make a mark and let people know we're still out there. I'm not afraid to go out there and call the marks out and stuff like that. That's kind of the biggest deal, the big swerve, and I think they kind of nailed it right on the head and nobody really pays attention to that little thing on the bottom of the flyer that says ‘Card Subject to Change'. You never know what's going to happen."
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