-- PWG announced that Kevin Steen vs. Ricochet is the first match announced for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament in September.
-- The sons of wrestling legends Dick the Bruiser and Bobo Brazil are helping a 100-year-old church in need of repairs raise cash by holding a pro wrestling show. The Indianapolis Star has an article up on Emmanuel Church of Indianapolis scheduling a show on Saturday, where they hope to raise $10,000. The church's chair of the Board of Trustees stated the following about running a wrestling show…
"In this economy, churches have to be creative. Bake sales just don't cut it anymore, they don't generate the kinds of funds churches need to stay afloat."
The newspaper also interviews Dick the Bruiser, Jr. and Bobo Brazil, Jr. about carrying on their fathers's wrestling legacies.
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Pearce wins: "Seven Levels of Hate" to continue!
KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Less than forty-eight hours after defeating Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana to become a five-time NWA World's Heavyweight Champion, "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce has already come to realize that he's still only one loss away from his storied NWA career coming to an end. "One win at a time," said a newly crowned Pearce with a smirk on his face. "I got one on Saturday to stave off elimination, and it feels great, but my work is nowhere near complete."
Pearce was visibly emotional after getting his hand raised in Kansas City. "I was prepared emotionally win or lose. I knew it was either win or go home. I had one last swing when it counted, and whether you like it or not, I hit it out of the park." Cabana understandably had a different take. "It doesn't surprise me in the least," the former two-time champ said. "You don't become World's Champion without ability and it took him four matches but he got one and that's okay. I would have been surprised if he didn't. That said, it's still my series and Stage Five is right around the corner. He can celebrate (last weekend), but come tomorrow its back to work because his days are still numbered. I know it, the fans know it, and deep inside, Adam Pearce knows it."
Indeed "Seven Levels of Hate" will continue, now with Pearce as the champion but still at a huge 3-1 disadvantage in the series. With the five-time champion still only one loss away from a forced exile from the NWA, you would think the "Scrap Daddy" would be cautious. Not so says Pearce. "Call whatever you want. Call it inevitable, call it a foregone conclusion, call it a matter of time. It doesn't matter one bit to me. I set out to beat Cabana and now I know what that tastes like. And I like it a whole lot more than I thought I would. I welcome Stage Five with a smile on my face and when I beat (Cabana) in Boston they'll say ‘he will get it done in six'. And then I'll win in Oregon. And once that is done we'll come home to Los Angeles where it all began and I'll bury him. Tell me, what will "Boom Boom" and the experts say then?"
"Seven Levels of Hate" continues on Saturday, August 18 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts for New England Championship Wrestling. NECW hosted Stage Two (highlights viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDJtwrs5MA) and saw Cabana and Pearce wage war in a brutal Boston Street Fight. On August 18 the two men return with their roles reversed, but rest assured that the carnage will certainly be at an entirely new level as they will do battle once more in a DOG COLLAR MATCH! Can Cabana take the title back and Pearce's career in one fell swoop all the while chained to the man that called for blood to begin with?
Colt Cabana versus Adam Pearce
Seven Levels of Hate
For the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship
Stage Five: Aug 18, 2012 – New England Championship Wrestling – Bridgewater, MA
Stage Six (if necessary): Sept 30, 2012 – West Coast Wrestling Connection – Salem, OR
Stage Seven, should it become necessary, will take place in Los Angeles and details will be announced as scheduled.