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By Bill Behrens on 8/3/2017 7:22 AM











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

PWTorch Livecast Interview Thursday (06-22-17): Pat McNeill and Bill Behrens with ROH Champ Christopher Daniels

SHOW SUMMARY: PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill fills in with guest cohost Bill Behrens, and they interview Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Ian Riccaboni from Ring of Honor Wrestling regarding Friday’s Best In The World PPV, Daniels’s reign as ROH World Champion, the prospect of working with New Japan again, Ian becoming the main announcer for ROH, additions to and departures from the company, issues within Impact Wrestling, Billy Corgan purchase of the NWA, advice from prospective wrestlers, and much more.








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

Part 1

Part 2


Bill Behrens Inadvertently wins a Battle Royal


Bill Behrens vs The Colorado Kid NWA North American Title Match

















Classic NWA Wildside Episodes are now being posted at


NWA Wildside TV


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NWA Wildside featured stars like Current TNA Heavyweight Champion, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles (TNA/WCW), Ron Killings (WWE/TNA), Abyss (Justice) (TNA), Jimmy Rave (TNA), Amazing Red (TNA), Tony Mamaluke (WWE/WCW/TNA), Air Paris (WCW), Hotstuff Hernandez (TNA), David Young (TNA), Kenn Phoenix (Kenn Doane/Dykstra) (WWE), Luke Hawx (Altar Boy Luke) (WSX), Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) (WWE), Delirious (ROH), Mike Posey (WWE/TNA), “The Original Gangsta” New Jack (ECW/TNA) and many more. NWA Wildside served a development promotion for WCW and featured stars like The Beast (Bob Sapp), David Flair, Tank Abbott, Shannon Moore, Shane Helms, Mark Jindrak, Sean O'Haire, Elix Skipper, Jimmy Yang and many more. Wrestling legends like Dusty Rhodes, Dory Funk, Jr., Terry Taylor, Larry Zbsyzko, James E Cornette, The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky & Robert), Abdullah The Butcher, and many more all appeared on NWA Wildside TV.


The NWA Wildside announce team featured Dan "The Dragon" Wilson, Steven Prazak, Scott Hudson, Steve Martin, Bill Behrens, Al Getz, Chris Cruise & others.


Classic NWA Wildside DVD’s are now available at . Relive the excitement of one of the most talked about independent promotions in professional wrestling, NWA Wildside!


All DVD’s may be purchased by using your PayPal account and using the "Send Money" option to Each LAST RITES 2005, FREEDOM FIGHT 2004 or HARDCORE HELL 2005 PT 1 or 2 DVD is only $10, shipping included!


And WILDSIDE TV episodes are available for $5 each or 3 for $10 on DVD with shipping included for free.


Write to Show Business, Inc at for info on how to order by mail and on how to order any of the over 300 episodes of NWA Wildside TV, or write to PO Box 941787 Atlanta, GA 31141.









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Peachstate Wrestling Alliance Report from Carrollton on Juy 29

From Larry Goodman:


Nothing is easier and more pathetic than being a critic, because they’re people that can’t get the job done.


--President Donald J. Trump


Peachstate came into July in somewhat of holding pattern after the huge Survivor Games show in which all of their title changed hands in one fell swoop.  The company is off their usual schedule and without their regular venue for the rest of the summer.


There was more emphasis on the wrestling last night and less accent on talking and story than is typically the case at Peachstate. It worked out fine thanks to an outstanding match between the returning Gladiator Jeremiah and Sal Rinauro and rip roaring main event six man. Plus, the show had enough story elements to keep things interesting going forward. It was also an opportunity to freshen things up by getting some different people into the mix.


Attendance at the VFW Fairgrounds ballroom was 200. The July and August PWA events are being held at the ballroom due to renovations at the main Fairgrounds building. I don’t care for the ballroom as a wrestling venue. The flat fluorescent lighting is a downer. The acoustic ceiling tiles suck up the sound. The one redeeming quality is the air conditioning.



New PWA Commissioner Terry Hudgins came to the ring to inform Triston Michaels that he would not be refereeing tonight. Hudgins was assigning him to ring crew duties instead. Hudgins ordered Triston to turn over his ref shirt and check all the turnbuckles or else. Triston threw a hissy fit but did as he was told and stormed to the back. It was a perversely entertaining way to start the show for an audience that wants to see Triston get his just deserts.


(1) Ace Haven (with Miss Amy Haven) defeated “The French Sensation” Romeo in 9:01. After a couple of clean breaks, Romeo offered a handshake with his left hand, then punched Ace in the eye with his right. Ace looked like a dummy falling for the handshake ruse. Moments later, Ace caught Romeo with a Three Stooges trip causing Romeo to do a boo boo face. Match story was supposed to be Romeo countering Ace’s signature springboard roundhouse kick before falling victim to it in the end. Not sure what happened but the finish got messed up and Ace had to settle for a superkick. The back and forth action was solid and I think Ace was more bothered by the botched finish than the fans.


(2) Jeremy Foster defeated “The Ivy League MVP” Griff Garrison in 7:32. Garrison is out of Fire Star Pro in Greensboro and made a weekend of it doing Pro South on Friday night. Garrison looks the part and has the snotty Ivy League attitude down pat. He’s tall and has the frame carry more muscle mass. Foster used a ground based attack working for a kneebar submission. When Garrison took a TO, Foster tried to surprise him from behind, but it was Foster that was in for surprise as Garrison ran him into the post – an unexpected twist on the usual stuff. Garrison proceeded to pummel Foster. Rally time led to a nice bridging Northern lights suplex by Foster. Garrison hit a high boot for a close near fall and went for a spear, getting nothing but thin air. Foster then connected with the flying knee for the 1-2-3. Good showings by both competitors.


(3) Ashton Starr defeated Fry Daddy in 9:31. Starr came to the ring carrying a photo of Simon Sermon. Starr’s music, Marilyn Manson’s version of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), is the perfect fit his weird fascination with Sermon. They should milk his entrance for greater dramatic effect. Absence make the heart grow fonder as Fry’s entrance got the most potent babyface pop of the night thus far. Fry knows how to work the PWA crowd. Fry’s offense looked really crisp. The way he established a knuckle lock before doing the lucha arm drag made it more believable. Starr invoked Sermon’s name as he dished out punishment. Fry blocked Starr’s superplex and hit a missile dropkick to spark a great comeback. However, Starr was able fend off Fry’s Cutline and pin him with the axe kick. Crowd was not happy about Fry getting beat.


Starr said on August 19, Sermon would be all his. Very creepy.


Before the intermission, Hudgins made Triston wipe off the ropes (with slide whistle sound effects). Somebody has a hokey sense of humor.


(4) CB Suave defeated Gil Quest in 6 minutes. Quest attacked Suave from behind to set the tone. Match was hectic action through and through, which made for a cool contrast to what was coming up next. Highlights: Suave’s press slam and Quests slingshot huracanrana to the outside and super Samoan drop. Crowd reacted more to the awesome jumping knee strike Suave used to set up his finisher than the finish itself (a standing tornado DDT). Decent crowd reaction given it was Suave’s first time back since last fall and Quest’s first PWA match.


(5) Gladiator Jeremiah and Sal Rinauro went to a 20 minute draw. Crowd was 100% for Sal at the start. The first half of the match was grappling, way more grappling than Peachstate fans are used to seeing. This was quality stuff and the crowd was into it. Rinauro blocked Jeremiah’s cross armbreaker and reversed to a Boston crab. Jeremiah caught Sal with a northern lights as he sprung off the ropes. The crowd popped for Jeremiah’s headscissors. The bump Rinauro took really helped. Jeremiah started working for a choke submission. Rinauro rammed Jeremiah’s back into the buckles to break the hold. Both men were down and hurting. Jeremiah’s moves started missing the mark. A Rinauro dropkick sparked the comeback. Jeremiah blocked Rinauro’s Tiger Driver and went on a tear. Back and forth blocks of signature moves built to a pumphandle backcracker by Jeremiah. Jeremiah went for the inverted STF but Rinauro reversed into a crossface chickenwing. Jeremiah broke the hold and hit Screwdriver on the Rocks for a close near fall. Nobody home for Jeremiahs’ moonsault. Rinauro hit the Tiger Driver for a great false finish. Rinauro almost had Jeremiah again with a superkick. They were trading pin attempts when the bell rang. Kudos to both men. Not only did the match get over, it left the crowd no reason to dislike Jeremiah.


They were about to shake hands when Bill Behrens came to the ring with explaining to do. Absence had not made PWA hearts grow fonder where BB was concerned. Behrens blamed Triston for the decision to take the No Limits Championship away from Jeremiah. He claimed Triston made an executive decision in his absence and had received a stern tongue lashing as a result. Behrens said the band was getting back together again on August 19. The Kingsmen would be there and he wanted Jeremiah to be part of it. Jeremiah told Behrens he had betrayed him and that was the only chance he would get. Jeremiah advised Behrens to run. Seeing the fire in Jeremiah’s eyes, Behrens high tailed it to the back.


(6) Backbone (Drew Adler & Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards) defeated Reckoning (PWA Heritage Champion Kevin Blue & PWA Tag Team Champions Billy Buck & Schaff) when Adler pinned Blue at 14:55. Blue said their belts were missing and accused Backbone of taking them. Backbone came out empty handed with the crowd chanting for them. Backbone handed Buck and Blue their asses early on. Blue nailed Edwards with a cheap shot from behind to start the heat. Backbone had Buck pinned with a triple team combo but Blue made the save and Stevens ended up in the wrong half of the ring. Reckoning isolated Stevens until his moonsault block led to the hot tag. Adler cleaned house on Reckoning. Backbone pulled off triple criss cross topes. It was fast and furious. Far be it from me to say they did too many spots. Blue had Stevens in deep trouble when Adler came out nowhere with a flying knee to score the pin. Good match and the finish got a monster pop.


With a “you got beat” chant threatening to drown out his words, Blue said if they didn’t get their belts back on August 19, it would be Backbone’s reckoning. Stevens said Backbone wouldn’t be there on the 19th but they wanted title shots when they came back.


Hudgins said he would see to it that Reckoning got their belts back and assured them they would be defending their titles on August 19. However, Hudgins wasn’t telling them who their opponents were until then.















Next few dates for Southern Fried

 August 19th Monroe $12/10

 Sept 7 Thursday night $12/9

 Sept,23 Crossroads Felker Gym $15/12



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


For more information check out 



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





We're there every First and Third Saturday of the month!

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ProSouth Wrestling

627 Southern Avenue

Piedmont, AL 36272

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: Donnie Primetime

All-Out Champion: Cabana Man Dan

Tag Team Champions:  The Greenhorn Militia (Shean Christopher & B-What)


7/28 Results: Britt Jackson defeated Alister Crowe, Ayden Andrews defeated Griff Garrison, The Trickster defeated Cabana Man Dan, The Greenhorn Militia defeated the DMs of Swagger to retain the titles, Chris McCain & Brandon Collum versus Donnie Primetime & Eric Silva went to a no contest, Chris McCain, Brandon Collum and Tyler Gage were defeated by Donnie Primetime, Eric Silva and Alister Crowe!


ProSouth Wrestling




 Live on Friday, August 4th!


 The ProSouth Arena

 627 Southern Avenue

 Piedmont, AL 36272


 Doors open @ 6:30 PM

 Bell time @ 7:30 PM


 ALL Tickets $10!

 Kids 4 and under FREE!

 First come, first served seating




 ***Main Event #1***

 **Unified ProSouth Championship**

 Challenger Chris McCain


 Champion Donnie Primetime (w/Mathias Darkthorne)


 ***Main Event #2***

 **Unified ProSouth Championship**

 *If Donnie retains against McCain, both titles will be on the line again*

 Challenger Brandon Collum


 Champion Donnie Primetime (w/Mathias Darkthorne)


 ***Semi Main Event***

 **Last Man Standing**

 O'Shay Edwards


 Ayden Andrews


 ***#1 Contender's Tournament Final***

 TBD 7/28 (Alister Crowe or Britt Jackson)


 TBD 7/28 (Dameon Ceretone or The Trickster)


 ***All-Out Championship***

 *Triple Threat*

 Challenger Cameron Action


 Challenger Kevin Ryan


 Champion Cabana Man Dan


 More matches to be announced!


 Card Subject To Change




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


 Email for tickets!


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:









Q.t. Marshall is offering a training camp at his new One Fall Power Factory school in Buford on June 16 and 17. Ring of Honor's Delirious will be the featured trainer with Marshall,  "Glacier" Ray Lloyd, Monster Factory Owner Danny Cage and Monster Factory/ROH star Punishment Martinez on the coaching staff.  


All experienced wrestlers (1 yr minimum) will have a match in full character/gimmick and a 30 second promo critiqued by the coaching staff.




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.