— “Kayfabe” – A CG Animated Short Film The word Kayfabe is professional wrestling term which basically means the portrayal of events within the industry as “real.” Boiled down to it’s simplest terms, that is the central plot of this short. A young wrestling fan is watching his favorite “sports entertainment” program and doesn’t realize it’s all staged. So he is freaking out while watching the action. This is contrasted against the nonchalant attitude of wrestlers in the ring, to whom the match is just another day at the office. This idea is similar to the classic Warner Brothers cartoons with the dog Marc Anthony worrying about his pet cat being cooked. Or more recently, the scene in Monsters Inc where Sully thinks Boo is a garbage cube. In broader terms, the hope behind this short is to create a feeling of nostalgia in the viewer, and what it was like to look at the world through less cynical eyes. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1597518156/kayfabe-a-cg-animated-short-film?ref=activity
– I will be taking the train down to New York City this Sunday to cover the ROH i-PPV. If you’re interested in meeting up for drinks on me before the event around 3:00EST when my train arrives, please email me ASAP at [email protected] and we’ll set up the details. I would order this i-PPV (ROHWrestling.com/ippv) as the matches look amazing on paper.
— Juggalo Championship Wrestling has three events set for July in Michigan. The promotion, run by the Insane Clown Posse, will run shows on July 5th in Taylor, MI, July 6th in Grand Rapids, MI and July 7th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
So far Rhino, Shockwave the Robot, Tommy Dreamer, 2 Tuff Tony, Steve Corino, Kongo Kong, Weedman, The Ring Rydas, Zach Gowen, Madman Pondo, Necro Butcher and Officer Colt Cabana are all set for the shows.
— As previously reported, CZW has their eleventh annual Tournament of Death Saturday in Townsend, Delaware. The promotion reportedly paid several thousand dollars to meet all the proper requirements including blood tests for all talents in the promotion. They had much tougher scrutiny this year by the Delaware State Athletic Commission because of new laws. All competitors for the tournament were cleared by the state.
The tournament will be edited live and made available on Sunday as an iPPV. Due to the internet connection of the place and the outdoor aspect of the show, it isn’t considered a good contender for live iPPV.
— Here is what will go down this week on Ring of Honor on Sinclair for June 23rd:
“Die Hard” Eddie Edwards vs. “Brutal” Bob Evans w/”The Prodigy” Mike Bennett & “The 1st Lady of Ring of Honor” Maria Kannelis
Jay Lethal vs. “The Psychadelic Superstar” Chris Silvio
Tag Team Grudge Match: Ring of Honor World Champion “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen & “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs vs. Team Ambition (“American Wolf” Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly)
— Here is the June 19th, 2012 edition of WZR Radio featuring Ryan Clark and Matt Boone. This week, we ran down the WWE No Way Out pay-per-view as well as Monday night RAW. What are the plans for Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar and who is scheduled to win the match? There are MAJOR wrestling “politics” involved in this one and we run it down. Will Lesnar “job” out to Triple H? Is Lesnar pissed off with WWE over this angle? The answer may surprise you! We also broke some exclusive news not-yet-reported here on the website. Check it out below and be sure to listen LIVE every Tuesday night from 8-10EST: