-- This past weekend was a hard one for Pro Wrestling Syndicate thanks to a massive winter storm in the Northeast. The promotion held their latest live events in Metuchen, New Jersey, which was headlined by Lance Storm vs Jerry Lynn, as part of Lynn's retirement tour.
-- During the weekend, the promotion rebooked flights for many of their talents, only losing three in the process (Micah, Tracy Taylor and Demo, who was going to be in the Suicidal Six Way). They rebooked La Rosa Negra, Awesome Kong, Becky Bayless, Lance Storm and Katarina Leigh, among others. The promotion took on all of the expenses to avoid false advertisement, which included a large fee from Storm.
Storm left Calgary on 5 AM Friday and went to Toronto, where he was snowbound overnight. He missed a training seminar that was eventually canceled. He tried to fly out through Air Canada Saturday morning and spent several hours in line trying to find out about his flight. PWS spent another $1000 to get Storm on another flight out of another Toronto airport. He was then stuck for four more hours waiting for that flight and arrived at 6:30 PM on Saturday, just a few hours before the main event. The match ran 15-20 minutes. After it was over, Storm said it may be his last match as well, and after the travel experience, he may never leave his house again. You can watch the iPPV replay at Highspots.com.
-- The official attendance was 213 for the Bombshell Ladies of Wrestling event and 855 for the "Thank You Jerry" iPPV.
-- Nikki Nitro, who lost to Star Man at the event, is headed to Florida to train at Team 3D Academy.
-- Shelly Martinez celebrated her birthday at the events.
-- PWS will be back on Wrestlemania weekend with Supercard 2013 on April 4 and 5.
On Thursday 4/4, PWS will feature:
*Big Van Vader as Guest Commissioner
*Superstar Billy Graham, The Iron Sheik appearing
*PWS champion Kevin Matthews vs. Colt Cabana
*John Morrison vs. "Pope" Elijah Burke
*Rock N Roll Express vs. The Briscoes
*Trent Barreta vs. Sonjay Dutt
*Dan Maff vs. Kevin Steen
*Davey Richards vs. Anthony Nese
*Hardcore Scramble: Apollyon vs. Devon Moore vs. Lucifer Darksyde vs. Necro Butcher vs. New Jack vs. The Sheik vs. Tommy Dreamer
TBA vs. Simon Dean
*Also appearing are Starman, Alex Reynolds, Hurricane Helms, The Big O and more.
Friday 4/5 will feature:
*PWS Guest Commissioner Vader
*Appearances by Bret Hart, Superstar Billy Graham, Tom Prichard
*John Morrison vs. Jushin Liger
*PWS champion Kevin Matthews vs. Anthony Nese
*New Jack vs. Necro Butcher
*PWS Tri-State champion Alex Reynolds vs. Sonay Dutt
*Hurricane Shane Helms & Starman vs. Chris Chetti & Nova
*Pat Buck vs. Tommy Dreamer
*PWS Bombshells champ Missy Sampson vs. TBA.
*Trent Barreta vs. Alex Reynolds
*Also appearing are the Rock N' Roll Express, Matt Hardy and more.
For more on the promotion, visit www.prowrestlingsyndicate.com.
-- Highspots.com sent out the following today…
The definitive documentary about wrestling legend Dynamite Kid and his impact in the world of professtional wrestling. Two disc set.
This project began when Highspots.com traveled to Manchester, England to conduct a simple interview with Tom Billington about his wrestling career. Prior to this interview, nobody knew very much about what happened to Dynamite Kid since he retired from pro wrestling and nobody had been able to unravel the myths surrounding his legacy.
Perhaps more than any other wrestler, Tom Billington was a recluse, never agreeing to do interviews, appearances, or even maintaining contact with his old friends from wrestling. After conducting the interview with the reclusive Billington, we realized that he had an amazing story that could not be told merely by his own, humbled words.
Therefore, with the help of a lot of generous donors through Kickstarter, we set out on a worldwide traveling endeavor to interview those that knew Dynamite Kid the best and those that still keep in touch with him today. What resulted was a very emotional journey into a career cut short by the abuses of steroids, alcohol, drugs, and a complete disregard for his own physical limitations.
Dynamite Kid started as a young Englishmen trained in the infamous Snake Pit by Ted Betely and turned an opportunity given to him by the Hart Family in Calgary into a phenomenal worldwide wrestling career. He arguably saved a dying Stampede Wrestling and turned that small Western Canadian territory into an internationally acclaimed promotion. Dynamite Kid was on the front lines of changing professional wrestling from a big man carnival act into an exciting action based entertainment industry where lightweight and physically gifted performers were the focal point of the show. He dazzled an international audience with matches against Tiger Mask that are still a bench mark today.
Perhaps best known by modern wrestling fans as a member of the British Bulldogs, this documentary covers the unique relationship between Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith and how the team was on bad footing from the inception.
The most talked about locker room fight in WWF history is storied for the first time by Dynamite as well as all the other key locker room figures of that time.
Dynamite Kid was considered to be 20 years ahead of his time and his influence is still very visible today. Unfortunately, for personal issues there is a dark shadow over his legacy. This documentary digs deeper and gets to the heart of this complex wrestling revolutionary.
Disc 1: Approximately 2 hrs 25 minutes
Documentary - 1:47
- Rib Stories - 19:26
- Benoit - 8:38
- Matilda - 5:51
- Davey Richard's Comments - 5:33
Disc 2: Approximately 2hrs 10 minutes
Great Stories - 25:44
Director Comments - 13:45
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