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Pro Wrestling Has A Scott Boras-Like Super-Agent, And His Client List Is Mind Blowing


PWTorch Livecast Wednesday (07-27-16): Pat McNeill interviews wrestling agent Bill Behrens, plus live calls on Behrens’s numerous clients! (67 min)








One of pro wrestling's all time greatest pitchmen and the force Bill Behrens joins today's Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling. Covering topics like how WWE NXT signs in coming talent through all of the inner workings of the promotions he has worked for (WWE, WCW, TNA to name a few).  Behrens gives John and Chad an in depth look at how someone who came from a television background managed to penetrate a business needing someone with his unique skill set. We also learn about how exactly he became "Pro Wrestling's Super Agent"and representative to stars like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and James Storm.


Interview with William Hatfield from TWH


Midnight Black Mass – History of Wildside with guest Bill Behrens

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Peachstate Wrestling Alliance 9th Anniversary Showt from Carrollton on June 17

Photos courtesy of Rob Brodhecker

From Larry Goodman:


Peachstate hit pay dirt across the board with their 9th Anniversary show featuringSurvivor Games 3.


This year’s Survivor Games was something of a risky proposition. Four teams in a two ring War Games with elimination rules had never been done before. The potential for a confusing FUBAR situation was high. Nothing of major consequence was at stake in the undercard. With all of the starpower and PWA championships tied up in the main event, Survivor Games had to deliver and it did.


The booking was a team effort and they did a great job of laying out the story. The talent stepped up it up in the ring.


The Reckoning (Kevin Blue & Billy Buck & Zanders & Schaff) emerged victorious and in control of all of the PWA Championships. In one fell swoop, the championships moved from one heel faction (The Kingsmen) to another. No babyface has held championship gold since March when Kingsmen completed their clean sweep of the title.


Lightning did not strike twice for Sal Rinauro, the hero of the 2016 Survivor Games. Rinauro was on the verge of once again overcoming insurmountable odds, but it was not to be. The rug was pulled out as the last split second. Hearts were broken. Spirits were crushed.


The event was a box office success for PWA. Attendance was 384 including 182 all-access tickets at $20 each, making Survivor Games 3 the company’s largest gate and attendance since the March 2014 show featuring Jeff Hardy.




Fans purchasing the preshow ticket were entitled to a group photo with the Survivor Games team of their choosing plus an autographed 8X10.


(A)“Action” Mike Jackson defeated Hector Garza at 14:30 of 15 a minute time limit match. At age 67, Jackson is still wrestling an athletic, fast paced style including a tope, a huracanrana and a lucha arm drag off the top. Garza’s name hasn’t been popping up around Georgia much because he’s mostly been wrestling lucha shows in neighboring states. Jackson evaded Garza’s moonsault and pinned him with an O’Connor roll.


(B) Crystal Rose defeated Tiffany Roxx to retain the PWA Women’s Champion in 6:05. Rose is the polar opposite of her heelish ways in Anarchy. Roxx cut a quick heel promo. They worked a pretty hard pace. Roxx got close but no cigar with a swinging neckbreaker. She went back for seconds and Rose countered with the D Flat (cutthroat stunner).


Jason Boyd introduced the announce team of Scott Hudson and Nigel Sherrod.


(C) Jimmy Rave defeated Corey Hollis via submission in 12:51. Rave was formerly the top dog in Carrolton as the babyface PWA Heritage Champion. They riffed on a stomp of the arm with Hollis winding up on the receiving end. Hollis worked on Rave’s knee. Rave with a superplex for two and a huge bump on Hollis’ clothesline. Rave got his boots up on Hollis’ diving headbutt and crisply hit Dusk Until Dawn. Good match. Hollis accepted Rave’s handshake afterward. 



AC Mack cut a promo noting the horrible rendition of the national anthem that opened the main show.


(1) Simon Sermon defeated AC Mack in 5:27. This was the third match of a fun mini program. Sermon’s flamboyant entrance with the angels wings get up got a big pop. 



Mack got a lot of offense. They played off the finishes of their first two matches as each man scored a near fall with a roll up using the tights. The action moved to the second ring for the finish. Mack went for a top rope double ax and nutted himself on Sermon’s knees. Sermon demolished Mack with the Manchester Driver. Crowd was energized. Very entertaining. 




(2) Pandora & Merica Strong defeated Ventress & Brooklyn Creed in 8:11. Pandora’s introduction of former arch-nemesis Strong as her mystery partner popped the crowd bigtime. 




Creed threw a fit. Her facial expressions may have been the best thing about the match. She wanted no part of Pandora until Ventress had softened her up. Creed gave Pandora a hair mare and a basement dropkick before turning it over to Ventress for the grunt work. Ventress hit a wickedly painful looking jumping splash and a Vader bomb that looked terrible. Strong took the hot tag. A pair of Ventress clothesline didn’t faze Strong. She planted Ventress with a Samoan drop. Creed jumped in to make the save. Pandora pounded on Creed and tossed her out. Strong press slammed Pandora on top of Ventress for the pin. 




(3) Former PWA Heritage Champion Tyson Dean defeated Brady Pierce in 7:43. The PWA crowd doesn’t readily respond to newcomers and they knew nothing of Pierce. The returning Dean received a warm welcome. They opened with a nifty grappling sequence. Dean used a snug hammerlock, which seems to be a lost art. Dean got the best of the exchange. Pierce took a TO and baited the crowd. Back inside, Pierce ran Dean’s shoulder into the post. Dean sold the shoulder but Pierce never followed up. Dean slipped out of Pierce’s powerslam, hit a spinebuster and went for his finisher. Pierce escaped but missed a high boot and Dean hit the spinning neckbreaker the second time around. A technically sound match hurt by the crowd having no real investment in the outcome.


(4) Referee vs. referee: Triston Michaels (with Bill Behrens) defeated Terry Hudgins a loser can no longer referee for PWA match in all of 57 seconds. Behrens got annoyed with Hudgins’ glad handing with the fans. Said it was like watching a zombie movie. BB said he didn’t trust any of the PWA referees. Hudgins said he had a ref for the occasion and introduced Jeff Morton, looking all business and badly in need of a shave. Morton found brass knucks in Triston’s shorts. Triston tried to bum rush Hudgins as soon as the bell rang. Hudgins side-stepped, removed the neckbrace that Triston has been wearing for months and bounced his head off the turnbuckles a few times. Behrens jumped up to distract Hudgins. Meanwhile, Morton handed Triston the knucks and it was lights out for Hudgins. The knuck shot looked unexpectedly great. 




Postmatch- Triston, Behrens and Morton reveled in the success of their evil plan. Triston made it clear his neck was just fine. He straightened announcer Boyd’s tie and bopped him on the forehead.


(5) Survivor Games: The Reckoning (Kevin Blue & Billy Buck & Zanders & Schaff) defeated P-Dog’s Posse (P-Dogg & Shane Noles & Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards) and The Kingsmen (Tommy Too Much & Logan Creed & O’Hagan & Kyle Matthews with Bill Behrens) and AJ’s Army (AJ Steele & Sal Rinauro & Drew Adler & Ace Haven) in 51:18 to win all of the PWA Championships from the Kingsmen. Boyd did a great job of making the rules clear. A member from each team started the match for five minutes. Kingsmen then received a two minute man advantage (by virtue of winning the coin flip match at the last show) before the next wave of wrestlers entered for five minutes. Eliminations could take place only inside the caged ring dubbed the “Survivor Zone”. The missing piece was why Schaff (WWA4 trainee and a regular with NCW) was in the match instead of Jacob Ashworth. Noles, Zanders, O’Hagan and Adler started with the babyfaces (Noles and Adler) working as an effective unit and the heels not so much. Highlights: O’Hagan and Zanders taking double hiptosses to the heavens and Adler hitting a DDT/vertical suplex combo on the hapless heels.


PWA Heritage Champion Tommy Too Much entered for Kingsmen and was immediately pinned after Adler’s jumping knee strike. Behrens berated T2M, bemoaning all the money had spent. BB got in T2M’s face one time to many and T2M laid him out for the biggest pop of the night thus far. Fans were trying to high five T2M as he left. Tommy was not in the mood.




Stevens, Buck and Rinauro entered the fray. Furious action in both rings now. Matthews entered for what should given Kingsmen the man advantage but only evened things up due to the quick elimination of Too Much. Matthews cleaned house with a loaded mask. Haven, Schaff and Edwards entered. Haven launched a spinning roundhouse kick from halfway up the cage. Creed entered the match. The Kingsmen banded together and Creed pinned Buck with the full nelson faceplant. Blue, Pose and Steele were the last group to enter. Blue attacked Steele as he came through the entrance way and left him lying in a heap on the floor. Creed and Noles were both bleeding.



 Schaff made quick work of P-Dogg with a powerbomb. then eliminated Adler with a torture rack neckbreaker. The guy is a beast. Zanders rolled Edwards up. The circus spot of the match saw Haven give Zanders a cutter off the top of the cage drawing a “that was awesome” chant which is a rarely heard in Carrollton. Noles pinned Haven after ramming him into the cage. Creed eliminated a badly compromised Noles with a choke slam. Noles was a bloody mess. Steele finally made it into the ring, landing punch after punch on Blue. Steele first pinned O’Hagan then eliminated Zanders after a deadlift german suplex. Creed entered the cage with Steele and shut the door for a mano y mano confrontation. Creed hit a splash off the top rope but Steele kicked out. Steele then applied a testicular claw and powerbombed Creed for the 1-2-3 and huge pop. Matthews tried to fly from the top of the cage. Steele made the catch and eliminated Matthews with a picture perfect black hole slam. So much for the Kingsmen. New champions would be crowned. Schaff waffled Steele’s back with chair shot and pinned him. It was down to Stevens, Rinauro, Blue and Schaff. Rinauro and Stevens joined forces against Blue but Schaff quickly came to the rescue. As Blue and Stevens were battling on the top of the fence, Schaff sent Rinauro hurtling into the cage causing Stevens to land crotch first on the door. Blue then pinned Stevens with the Air Raid Crash. Blue and Schaff showed Rinauro no mercy. Schaff racked Rinauro. Blue was celebrating prematurely and didn’t see Rinauro reverse out of it with a crucifix pin. Schaff continued to beat on Rinauro as Blue tried to prevent the refs from getting him out of the cage. Blue locked in a submission. Fans were going nuts for Sal to hang on. Blue and Rinauro went back and forth blocking each other’s signature moves. A top rope battle ensued. Rinauro superkicked Blue and both men collapsed to the mat. They traded blows in a state of complete exhaustion. Blue gave Rinauro a uranage for a close near fall. Blue hit the Air Raid Crash and Rinauro kicked out at one! Blue was in panic mode. 




The crowd chanted for Rinauro. He started wailing on Blue with new found energy. A series of moves dropped Blue to the canvas. The end was at hand. As Rinauro went for the superkick, Blue countered with the Air Raid Crash, stunning the crowd with a pin out of nowhere.


Match had the blood and spectacular moves a top notch War Games demands. Tommy Too Much’s turn was a shocker. Schaff made an impressive debut and was booked super strong. The closing minutes were thick with drama and emotion. The finish was one hell of a swerve. When Sal kicked out at one, the crowd thought for sure he had the match won.


Blue was announced as the PWA Heritage Champion, Buck & Schaff as the tag champs and Zanders as the No Limits Champion.


From Larry Goodman:


Peachstate Wrestling Alliance returns to action next Saturday night, July 1 at the VFW Fairgrounds Ballroom headlined by newly crowned Heritage Champion Kevin Blue defending the title against Sal Rinauro, No Limits Champions Zanders vs. Drew Adler, Tag Champions Billy Buck & Schaff vs. Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards)and Women's Champion Crystal Rose vs. Brooklynn Creed. The reason behind the move to the Ballroom can be summed up with two words - AIR CONDITIONING.


Logan Creed was operating on little sleep in the Survivor Games last Saturday night. Creed nadvertently left his tag title belt at home when he travelled to Atlanta last Friday for the One Fall Power Factory camp with Delirious in Buford. Creed made 8 hour round trip drive to his home in Savannah Friday night to retrieve the belt and did the camp on Saturday before heading to Carrollton.


The match between Mike Jackson and Antonio Garza on the pre-show was Peachstate's Slamboree moment. Jackson and Garza wrestled each other on the first PWA show on. June 25th, 2008.


Terry Hudgins started his career as a referee in 1989 and has refereed over 7000 matches. His match with with Triston Michaels at the anniversary show was the first time he had ever wrestled himself.


Regarding the anniversary show attendance figure of 384 being PWA's best in over 3 years: The 2015 and 2016 anniversary shows were in 310-320 range and a couple of the Thanksgiving Turmoils were around the 300 mark.


Georgia wrestling luminaries on hand for the Survivor Games show included former Anarchy announcer and current PWX announcer Bret Wolverton, NCW's Ken Wallace, Ayden Andrews, Azrael Wicked Nemesis and Scott East. Brian Green filmed the women's matches for Women's Pro-Wrestling Network.

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Anarchy Wrestling Hostile Environment Report - Cornelia on June 24

Photos Courtesy of Mr. D

From Larry Goodman:


Anarchy Wrestling hit a home run at Hostile Environment 2017. Anarchy’s major event of the summer harkened back to the great shows of the NWA Wildside era in Cornelia.


It had all the ingredients of best Wildside shows-- spectacular moments, gimmick matches in abundance, the raw violence, compelling stories to give that violence a reason for being along with a sprinkling of stellar technical wrestling.


Hostile Environment 2017 will surely be remembered for the Taipei Death Match. For those that thought last year’s Ultraviolence match (Masada vs. Brad Cash) was as extreme as it could get. Think again.
But War Games was the thing, and did it ever deliver a great match with top-notch performances across the board.


In the rich wrestling lore of Landmark Arena, the War Games cage is the acid test, the ultimate in hostile environments. July 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the first War Games at the Omni. The match was a Dusty Rhodes creation. NWA Wildside, and by extension Anarchy Wrestling, is the only wrestling company Rhodes gave his seal of approval to do War Games and no promotion does it better.


The Landmark Arena was essentially sold out with 220 in attendance. That’s back-to-back sell outs for major events since Rick Michaels took over the promotional reigns. The event moved at brisk pace clocking in at three hours even with the cage set up. 


Emcee Seth Delay and former announcer Jonathan Feltner were back for the occasion, joining regular ring announcer Michael Gentry.


Matchmaker Dan Wilson announced that Iceberg had been hospitalized for the past week and would not be appearing in the War Games. Gladiator Jeremiah had found a suitable mystery replacement.


(1) Jeremy Foster defeated Chase Jordan in 7:40. Jordan cut a promo on Foster. Crowd chanted “Howdy Doody” and ‘you can’t wrestle” at him. Big pop for Foster, who proceeded to outwrestle the “you can’t wrestle” guy. Jordan fought a crossface chickenwing off and hit White Noise. Why not? He’s almost as pale as Sheamus. Foster caught Jordan with a knee bar. Jordan made the ropes but moments later, Foster put him away with the flying knee. A decent match to kick things off. Crowd was certainly up for it.


(2) AJ Gray defeated Ryan Vega in 7:27. The blowoff of a nifty undercard feud sparked by Vega stabbing Gray in the eye with a pen. Gray is a deceivingly agile flyer for such a thickly built guy. Vega attacked Gray as he tried to enter the ring. They brawled on the outside. Gray used a lot of chops. Not the best choice when your opponent is wearing a shirt. Gray hit the dive of the night – a moonsault off the ringpost to the floor for a well-earned “holy shit” chant. Vega went to the eyes to get the upper hand. The comeback trail led to a Northern Lights Bomb for a near fall. Vega shook the ropes to crotch Gray on the turnbuckle and hit a DVD but Gray kicked out. Vega pulled out his stabbing pen. Not this time. Gray won it with a Phoenix splash that missed the mark. Good match, meh finish.


The postmatch exceeded all expectations. Gray demanded that Vega apologize to Gentry (Vega literally tried to piss on Gentry in his debut). Vega refused. Gentry speared the hell out of Vega and pounded on him. The crowd went nuts for it.


Video screen promos from Kyle Matthews and Anthony Henry (with Amber Young). Matthew said he was defending against one of the hottest wrestlers around. Henry said Matthews was called the best wrestler in Georgia, while he wanted to be the best in the world. Henry said Matthews was going down lethal lover style. Good promo. The taped promos are much better since Matt Griffin started shooting them.


(3) Kyle Matthews defeated Anthony Henry (with Amber Young) via submission to retain the Landmark Heritage Championship in 12:29. Technique in spades. Matthews used a trailer hitch. Henry busted out a swank lucha arm drag. Matthews went aerial with a tope and a flying body press. Young grabbed Matthews’ leg giving Henry a chance to pull Matthews’ of the apron with a nasty twist of his arm. Henry worked on the injured body part. Matthews went for a dragon suplex but Henry quickly scrambled to the ropes. A strong style chop exchange ensued. Matthews regained the advantage with an array of flying moves and went for the Octopus. Young jumped on the apron. Collison with her lethal lover avoided, Amber slapped Matthews. Henry hit a Black Mass spinkick and a cravate move I’ve never seen before. Henry with a bridging Fujiwara. Matthews back with a crossface. Young put Henry’s foot on the ropes but the ref caught her and ejected her for a huge pop. Henry escaped a second Octopus and decimated Matthews with a sequence of moves ending with a piledriver. Matthews kicked out, connected with the superkick and locked in the Octopus for the win. A superb technical match with the story of Matthews overcoming Young and Henry’s uncanny ability to counter his signature moves.


(4) The Approved (Adrian Hawkins & Bobby Moore) defeated Lynch Mob (Joey & Matt Lynch) in a taped fist match to win the Anarchy Tag Team Championship in around 12 minutes. Opening bell never rang. Lynch Mob attacked with fans chanting their name and it was non-stop action, Texas tornado style. Matt mashed his elbow on a tope con hilo that got nothing but the hardwood floor. Approved set up a steel coffin of chairs at ringside. Hawkins hit a Van Terminator on Joey. Matt frogsplashed Hawkins while he sitting in a chair. That had to suck. Moore hit Matt with discus elbow sending him off the apron into the steel coffin. That had to suck worse. Matt was toast. Joey went 1 against 2. Joey had Hawkins pinned with the Canadian Destroyer but Moore pulled the ref out to prevent the count. Joey then went for the double jump moonsault but Moore clocked him with a chain wrapped around his fist. Hawkins covered for the 1-2-3. In addition to being a terrific brawl, it was the second best match of the night on a technical level. No need for blood despite the taped fist stipulation. The cup would runneth over later on.


In a backstage segment shown on the video screen, announcer John Johnson informed Team TAG that the team photo they were admiring was not the one they were selling at the merch table. We got a close up shot of the mocking photo to spur sales.


(5) Tank (with Jeff G. Bailey) defeated Brad Cash in a Taipei Death Match at 9:31. In a building that has hosted just about every type of violent stipulation match imaginable, this was a first. Tank was over like rover. He landed the first shot with a taped fist covered in glass shards. They stabbed each other’s head with pieces of glass. Both were bleeding. Cash was bleeding like a stuck pig and screaming. Tank jammed a gusset plate into Cash’s arm. A river of blood flowed down Cash’s arm. Tank hammered a gusset plate into Cash’s head then yanked it out. I don’t which was more horrifying, Cash took a spiked ax handle to Tank’s arm and head. Cash used a cheese grater on Tank’s head and pounded it into his arm with the ax handle. Tank added more color. Tank headbutted Cash with the cheese grater. They sliced each other’s head with a pizza cutter. Tank suplexed Cash into a pile of tacks and Legos. They both suffered the consequences. Tank placed the barbed wire bat on Cash’s groin and pounded it with the ax handle. Cash tried to light his elbow pad on fire. The pad didn’t cooperate at first but Cash managed to deliver a mildly flaming lariat. For the finish, Tank choke slammed Cash onto a board covered with gusset plates and followed with a stomp off the ropes. It was a blood feast, as sick a match as you would ever want to see…or not want to see. 


Crowd chanted “Tank” and “that was awesome”. Tank said Cash was as tough as nails. He respected Cash and it was time to bury the hatchet. Cash shot Tank the bird and walked out.


Intermission – long line for in-ring photos with Matthews.


(6) Rock C retained the Anarchy Women’s Championship over Jessica Leigh (with Crystal Rose) via submission in a short match. Crowd liked the comedy spot with Rock C playing bongos on Leigh’s behind. Leigh collided with Rose. Rock C then made Leigh tap out with the inverted cloverleaf. Not much to the match but it was the right time to inject some levity into the situation.


Rose has had no luck picking opponents for Rock C. She argued with Leigh and pulled her down by the hair. Leigh knocked Rose on her ass. A match between those two could be interesting.


Video screen promos from Stryknyn and Jacob Ashworth. Stryknyn said Ashworth didn’t have the mean streak he did. “Whatever you’re willing to do to keep the title. I’m willing to do more to take it.” Ashworth said he had become champion in the building he grew up in and nobody could take that away from him. “You’re a 13 point buck and I got you in my crosshairs sitting back in my field blind.”


(7) Jacob Ashworth defeated Stryknyn to retain the Anarchy Triple Crown Championship in 11:07.Dany Only came out with Stryknyn and gave Ashworth the middle finger salute before departing (as he was banned from ringside). Dueling chants at the bell. Back and forth chain wrestling early. Ashworth took control with his power game. Out of nowhere, Stryk stunned Ashworth with a headbutt to the face, opening a small cut. Stryk on the attack. Ashhworth answered. It was stiff and getting stiffer. Referee Triston Michaels got knocked down when Stryknyn went for the F5. Only returned to ringside. Stryknyn said he could do this alone. Only reluctantly departed. It turned into an all-out slugfest. They were trading bombs. Stryknyn got a double wristlock but had to break the hold when Ashworth put his shoulders to the mat. Ashworth hit roll of the dice for a close near fall. Stryknyn countered Ashworth’s finisher with the F5 but Ashworth rolled out of the ring. Ashworth kicked out Stryknyn’s spear. They slapped the shit out of each other. Stryknyn went for another spear, didn’t get it and Ashworth hit his full nelson faceplant finisher for the pin. This was a brutally stiff match as it is any time Stryk and Ashworth square off. Lots of intrigue as to how the story played out in the match and where it goes from here. Stryk’s talk of doing whatever it took notwithstanding, he never cheated. The tease had been Only doing something dastardly and it didn’t happen.


Stryk looked like he was wanted to hit Ashworth with the belt, but he handed it to him and raised the champion’s hand. The crowd popped hard for the show of sportsmanship.


Matt Tremont video to preview the July 22 hardcore insanity that will be Tank’s farewell to Landmark Arena.


Video screen promo by Gladiator Jeremiah backed by his monsters Se7en and Cyrus. Jeremiah said their opponents were mere mortals and said Battalion was guided by the acronym STRIKE: Strength-Technique-Intensity-Knowledge-Endurance.


Video screen by Jeff G. Bailey using psychology to rally the Elite. This was vintage Bailey. People were saying they were going to lose. People said Kevin Blue was too pretty and Chris Spectra was the weak link. But Billy Buck had been in the gutter before and he wasn’t worried about Gunner Miller. Bailey said Jeremiah had lost his heavy hitter – No Iceberg, no worries.


(8) War Games: Team Elite (Gunner Miller & Kevin Blue & Billy Buck & Chris Spectra with Jeff G. Bailey) defeated Jeremiah’s Battalion (Gladiator Jeremiah & Cyrus the Destroyer & Se7en & Azrael) in 23:11. Wilson explained the rules and dedicated the match to the memory of Rhodes. Buck beat the living hell out of Buck for the first five minutes, repeatedly flinging Buck face first into the steel cage until his face was the proverbial crimson mask. This was classic old school cage match mayhem. Jeremiah showed the blood on his hand to the crowd. They cheered in approval like it was the Roman Coliseum. Blue entered. Jeremiah laughed off his blows until Buck blindsided him. Buck and Blue gave Jeremiah the javelin toss into the cage. Jeremiah bled. Cyrus evened the odds bigtime. He teamed up with Jeremiah for a double team RKO on Blue and a Hart Attack sick kick on Buck. Bailey was getting frantic for his ace to enter the match. Miller made his presence known with a crushing spear on Jeremiah. Miller backdropped Cyrus into the cage and the whole thing just about came apart. The refs were running for the hills. Miller and company brought Cyrus off the ropes with a massive triple team powerbomb. Cyrus appeared to take the brunt of it on his neck. Not good. Se7en entered and cleaned house on all three opponents. Cyrus gave Miller a fallaway slam into the cage. Team Battalion was dominating. Spectra quickly dispelled any notion that he didn’t belong in the match. He had nunchucks as an equalizer and used them to dismantle the Battalion. The lights went out. Two druids appeared with flaming torches to illuminate the building. The Lost Boys music played. A section of the ceiling opened up and Azrael was lowered to the floor on a platform. I loved the spectacular surprise entrance. I didn’t love that the match stopped cold for it to happen. At least with the lights off, it wasn’t as obvious. The Match Beyond phase was underway. Azrael was a house of fire. Crowd was going nuts as he laid the Elite guys out right and left. Battalion applied four-way figure four leglocks. Bailey threw powder in Azrael’s face to break it up. Fans called for ejection. That wasn’t about to happen. Cyrus gave Miller a monster superlex. Jeremiah hit a flying DDT from the top of the cage on Blue. Just when it appeared Battalion had the match well in hand, The Elite kicked it into overdrive, picking off the Battalion one by one. Miller blasted Azrael with the CTE and ran a coping saw (where did that come from?) across Azrael’s mouth. Gruesome stuff. Azrael tapped. 


It was a violent ending to a violent night. The match lived up to the tradition of epic War Games matches in Cornelia and that my friends, is saying something.







Southern Fried Fans upcoming events:

July 15 Nowell Monroe our much anticipated FLIPFLOPAPALOOZA show complete with a swimsuit competition. This show is sure to set wrestling back 20 years haha

 August 19th Monroe

 And our annual Crossroads show for September date tbd

 And anyone wanting a show in your town find is a venue and we will be there to get your town Southern Fried.


SFCW is taking a shot at running on a weeknight. Owner Charles Anschutz announced the company's first Thursday night event for July 13 in Monroe at Nowell Rec Center. Every spot on the card has been filled.


SFEW returns  two nights later on July 15 with their fan appreciation event dubbed Flipflopapoolza.


Martin Stone vs. Corey Hollis has been announced for Crossroads 17, SFCW's next super show on September 23. SFCW is hoping to get Felker Gym in Monroe for that date.


Former NWA Atlanta announcer Adam Vance is joining SFCW to handle video production and play by play for future video releases.






Deep Southern Championship Wrestling was created in March of?  2010 and started running shows once a month in Ellijay, Ga. We started out in a place known as Gilmer Golf and games. Our first show drew a crowd of 35 or 40 people. DSCW didn’t get discouraged though we kept giving good quality matches at a fair price and got our crowds up to 150 or more. We had to move to gyms and civic centers to support our fan base, drawing close to 600 on some of our big shows Taking the Bump: A story of semi-pro wrestling


Big Wood (Greg Hullender) was named BEST PROMOTER in the 2013 Georgia Wrestling History Awards


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APW has live events each Friday at the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA 8PM Belltime. 305 Cherry Street, Roys



Alternative Pro Wrestling was in Royston, GA on June 23.  Results:  Sam Kooper defeated Droxx.  Dynamic Dexter & Stevie Ray Frost defeated Red Ninja & Justin Hollywood.  DeMarko Knight defeated Jacob Ashworth.  Carnage defeated Hoss Michaels by DQ.  Ballenger defeated James Boulevard.  Brandon Parker defeated Stryknyn to win the APW Southern States Championship.




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Tickets are $6 and free for children under 5. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (256) 447-3825.


Current Champions

ProSouth Champion: Big Tomb

All-Out Champion: Cabana Man Dan

Tag Team Champions:  Left Hand Path



ProSouth Wrestling was in Piedmont, AL on June 23.  Results:  Cameron Action, Jon Averson & Deon Murphy defeated Kevin Ryan, Shean Christopher & B-What.  Alister Crowe defeated Tyler Gage.  Big Tomb defeated Eric Silva.  Ayden Andrews defeated Donnie Primetime to retain the Twin States Heavyweight Championship.  Cabana Man Dan defeated The Trickster to retain the ProSouth All-Out championship.  Big Tomb, Ayden Andrews & Tyler Gage defeated the Left Hand Path (Alister Crowe, Eric Silva & Donnie Primetime) by DQ after Cameron Action, Jon Averson & Deon Murphy attacked Big Tomb.


ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on June 30.  Advertised:  The winner of the Cameron Action and Big Tomb match vs. the winner of the Tyler Gage, O'Shay Edwards and Ayden Andrews match to unify the ProSouth Heavyweight and the Twin States Wrestling Heavyweight championships.  Big Tomb defends the ProSouth Heavyweight Championship against Cameron Action.  Tyler Gage defends the Twin States Heavyweight Championship against O'Shay Edwards and Ayden Andrews.  The Trickster (w/James Hardy) vs. Dameon Ceretone in a family or fired match.  If Ceretone wins, Hardy & The Trickster are fired, but if he loses, then he must join The Family. Greenhorn Militia (Shean Christopher & B-What) defends the ProSouth Tag Team Championships against the Left Hand Path (Alister Crowe & Eric Silva)(w/Mathias Darkthorne).  The losing team will no longer get any championship match for as long as the winning team holds the championships.  Cabana Man Dan defends the ProSouth All-Out Championship against a mystery opponent selected by Ace Haven.  The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue.  Tickets are $8.  Bell time is at 6:30 PM.



The famous line in Field of Dreams is "If you build it, they will come." Wayne's World 2 is the comical depiction of 2 dreamers setting up their dream concert and worrying that no one would show up but then having Aerosmith and other bands come through to help them create magic.


 In 2015, after years of "fantasy booking", myself and Josh Massey made calls, cashed in favors, and formed partnerships to create a 2 night professional wrestling tournament we called the Scenic City Invitational. Drew Mullinax & Susan Bailey-Mullinax & their crew with Empire Wrestling( Lucas Ryan Caylor Daniel Wilson etc) got on board and helped make that first year happen. Wil Force created some great looking graphics for us. Allan Barrie & Matt Griffin filmed/edited the action, making it available for the world to see and some fans that we now know as The Hales Clan ( Dylan Hales Michael Hales Devon Motivator Hales Stephen Dustin Hales ) began to hype the talent and the passion to the rest of the world as we featured many rising stars from wrestling that all went to the ring and gave it all they had.


 2016 came and we were presented with the opportunity to take the tournament in a new direction. Kody Wynne came on board to create some amazing graphics. We added Allan Barrie and Daniel Wilson to the creative team, created partnerships with Brad Stutts & Emil Jay and strengthened our relationship with Dylan & Papa Hales. Our goal was to create something bigger than ourselves, bigger than local pro wrestling, and bigger than "just" wrestling and with a partnership with East Hamilton Middle High School, we were able to do just that. It was a huge upgrade in venue and the location was more convenient for out of towners to make a weekend trip out of it. Papa Hales pulled strings with City Cafe and the hotel there to accommodate the fans and the wrestlers, creating some special opportunities for networking and podcasts. We raised thousands of dollars for the school and presented two nights of exciting wrestling action, once again featuring top independent wrestlers but now being an event that people from all over the United States and Canada had travelled to.


 It's now year 3. We've expanded to add the Scenic City Rumble that we had in March; we have the Scenic City Trios coming up in November; and we are 10 weeks away from our 3rd tournament. Tickets went on sale today and we're blown away by the response: people coming from more countries, more states, wanting to donate money, be sponsors, and make every effort to come and support what we are doing. This year's effort has included Dylan & Papa Hales more and we're always expanding our team, including a great partnership with Georgia Premier Wrestling ( Bob Riley & M Mark Riley)


 A huge thank you to everyone that partners with us to make these events so special. Thank you to the wrestlers for giving their time, efforts, and bodies. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes that has helped us out. Finally, thank you to the hundreds of fans that help us make these events so special!


 August 4th and 5th East Hamilton High School! for more info


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Darby Allin is the final entrant in the 16 man field for the 3rd annual Scenic City Invitational, set for August 4 and 5 at East Hamilton High School just outside Chattanooga in Ooltewah, TN.


Allin joins a field that includes Matt Riddle, 2016 SCI winner Gunner Miller, GWC Champion Martin Stone, Jason Cade, Jason Kincaid, Anthony Henry, Joey Lynch, Matt Fortune, former Georgia Wrestler of the Year Shane Marx, Tank (wrestling the final match or matches of his career), Curt Stallion, Torque (Georgia's Most Improved Wrestler for 2016), Joey Janela, Arik Royal and Gary Jay.





Episode of Rev. Dan Wilson's Midnight Black Mass podcast (Vol 5 E02) with ROH, XPW, CZW, Extreme Rising, MCW, Wildside star, Wildkat Pro owner, star and stuntman of TV and film "The Southern Stomper" Luke Hawx available now:









Current WWE Superstar along with Former WWE Producer / NXT coach to open New Pro Wrestling School

From WrestleMerica:


 Current WWE Superstar Luke Gallows is teaming with Former WWE Star, Agent and NXT Coach Joey Mercury to bring first class Professional Wrestling training to Middle Georgia. The “Bullet Proof Dojo” will officially open their doors later this year


Joey Mercury is a former 3x WWE Tag Team Champion, NXT Coach, Writer, WWE TV Producer & Road Agent. Joey is uniquely talented with a resume unlike any other. Joey has spent the past 20+ years learning every facet of the Sports Entertainment Industry at its highest level. Joey is credited with being instrumental in the success of dozens of current top WWE superstars.


Bullet Proof Dojo is the brainchild of Luke Gallows as he wishes to pass on the knowledge he has gained over the years working across the world of professional wrestling. Joey Mercury will be the head trainer. The school is located in Jenkinsburg Ga, approx. 50 miles south of Atlanta and approx. 45 miles north of Macon Ga.


2016 Georgia Wrestling History Awards Winners


Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman hosted the announcement of the 2016 Georgia Wrestling Awards, as voted by the Georgia wrestling community, and interviewed each and every award winner except Bill Behrens because it was past his bedtime.


2016 Georgia Wrestling Award Winners

From Brian Slack:


Here is the list of 2016 Georgia Wrestling award winners and runner ups.


Overall Wrestler Award:  Chip Day wins the award for the first time, edging out 2015 winner and fellow Hierarchy Jimmy Rave. 


Best Technician Award:  Kyle Matthews once again wins the award, making it seven times.  Gladiator Jeremiah aka Slim J was a very close runner-up.


Best Male Performer Award:  Sal Rinauro became the first back to back winner of the award since 2012.  Kevin Blue was runner-up.


Best Female Performer Award:  Kiera Hogan wins this award after edging out the first runner-up and the 2015 winner Dementia D'Rose.


Ted Allen Legends Award for Mentorship Contributions:  There was no winner of this award due to no one getting 50% of the vote.  The top vote getter was Woody Hullender followed by Rick Michaels.


Best Tag Team or Stable Award:  Backbone (Drew Adler, "Marvelous" Michael Stevens, "Encore" Zac Edwards, Leon McMichaels & Shane Curtis) became the first stable to win this award.  Runner ups were Backbone members, The Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards), The Hierarchy (Jimmy Rave, Murder One, Iceberg, Chip Day, Adrian Armour, Kimber Lee & Tessa Blanchard) and The Lynch Mob (Joey Lynch & Matt Lynch). 


Most Improved Wrestler Award:  Torque won this award.  Odinson was the runner-up.


Best Manager or Valet Award:  Jeff G. Bailey and Bill Behrens are the co-winners of the award.  This is Bailey's seventh time winning the award.  Logan Chase III was the runner-up.


Best Promoter Award:  Peachstate Wrestling Alliance's Shane Noles wins this award.  Woody Hullender & Darrell Morris from Deep Southern Championship Wrestling & Georgia Premier Wrestling are the runner ups. for the second time.


Best Booker Award:  Rick Michaels from Peachstate Wrestling Alliance is a back to back winner of this award.  Platinum Championship Wrestling's Matt Hankins was the runner-up. 


Best Promotion Award:  Peachstate Wrestling Alliance repeated as the winners.  Georgia Premier Wrestling was the runner-up.


Best Live Event Award:  While technically in Tennessee, the 2016 Scenic City Invitational ended up winning this award.  Georgia Premier Wrestling's No Limits, which was AJ Styles' final indy event, was the runner-up.


Best Announcer Award:  Jonathan Feltner won this award for the third year in a row.  Great way to go out as Jonathan takes some time off from professional wrestling.  Brittany McWhorter was the runner-up.


Best Referee Award:  Triston Michaels, last year's runner-up, became this year's winner.  Daryl Hall was the runner up.