So it that time of year again where the yearly tradition tournament from the Indy company PWG called Battle of Los Angeles, where the winner gets a shot at the PWG World Title. This tournament is a three day tournament from Friday - Sunday. With first round matches on the first two days and then the last of the tournament consists of semi-final and final matches for the tournament. Though the tournament is the focus is also non tournament matches, but we are here to talk about the tournament. Below is a list of the competitors who will participate in the tournament:
1. Will Ospreay
2. “Party” Marty Scurll
3. Timothy Thatcher
4. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
5. Chris Hero
6. Biff Busick
7. Mark Andrews
8. Brian Cage
10. Tommy End
11. Trevor Lee
12. Pentagón, Jr.
13. Drew Gulak
16. Andrew Everett
18. Rich Swann
19. Jack Evans
21. “Rebourne” Matt Sydal
23. Zack Sabre, Jr.
24. Drew Gallowayt
We are back once again with another Random Indy Wrestling video of the day, but this time is different as they take the lemon or lime girl that I have seen 89 advertisements. Overall it is the feuds that normally include left overs, in the wrestling business the idea of having a feud that makes a particular company famous and gain some more main stream attention or just attention in general.
This edition of the Indy wrestling Video of the day we look back at one of the feuds that took IWA-MS by storm. The feud that I am referring to is when CM Punk fought Chris Hero in some of the greatest matches in the history of ROH. Back in the day before either mans careers took off they were just starting to make waves in the wrestling business as a member of the IWA-MS roster. This feud lead to a tremendous TLC Match that lasted 1 hour & a half becoming one of the longest matches in North American wrestling history. In many ways this feud between Punk & Hero opened a lot of doors for them in the wrestling business and showed the bright future each man had in the business.
One the major beliefs within the ranks of wrestling is that all talent needs to pay their dues like those who came before them. Now if that is the belief for the wrestlers does that also include the actual companies that the wrestlers work for, because I know of a company that has been paying their dues and has earned everything have. They have now just taken the next step signing a PPV deal with the same people who actually produced some of the original ECW shows.
So as of this writing Combat Zone Wrestling has signed a deal to produce live PPV events which will air on traditional PPV outlets. The contract was officially signed at the last CZW event which took place this past weekend as President of Stonecutter Media Steve Karel was at the events to finalize the deal with DJ Hyde & Vice president Tyrone Scott. At this point after 17 years of struggling and paying their dues CZW is finally set to be distributed all over the United States on all major providers in the US and Worldwide. Right now still very little is known about the future, the contract, or when they will debut on PPV all we do know at this point is the growth of Indy wrestling continues as CZW is now moving up the ladder and more people will know the name CZW.
For the last few months the talk of the wrestling has been about well really TNA and a limited amount of other things at this current moment. However, the talk of wrestling can change on a dime and I will try to do so right now by making the talk turn back to Lucha Underground. Now though some people don't like how different Lucha Underground as compared to other televised American companies one has to keep in mind that they are the Mexican companies AAA's expansion into the states.
To explain things a little further a few years ago AAA was looking expand into the United States, but well the early details aren't known. However, this was the early stages of planning for what would become Lucha Underground in the US. So Lucha Underground is an extension of AAA, but airs in the United States. Now onto my point, well for the last few months the tapes of Lucha have been airing leading up to Lucha's season finale sometime in August and then they would move on to Season 2 later in the year.
Here is where the issue was nobody outside of the company that the wrestlers knew when or if the next season was going to start so that prevented the wrestlers from taking independent dates, because of the TV Tapings. But they didn't know when the tapings were going to happen so they really couldn't take any dates without the possibility of having to cancel them in favor of Lucha. So you can see the dilemma facing the company as the talent was being left in the dark and possibly turning against management.
But, of course when the chips are down the management team is their to help as a top executive with Lucha Underground was the most recent guest on the Steve Austin podcast and cleared up all the issues. As found out that the El Rey Network actually the show for around 40 episodes this season which is more then Season 1, and we also found out that the new season will start sometime in October.
Though this story will not receive that much or really probably not any attention, even though in my opinion it should, because of all that Danny has given pro-wrestling in his career. For the last 22 years "Nightmare" Danny Davis has owned and operated Ohio Valley Wrestling and has decided that now is the time to step away. Danny began his wrestling career in the 1970's as a part of the old Memphis territory and he made his name as one half of the tag team the Nightmares with partner Ken Wayne.
However, in recent years Danny has become known as one of the best trainers in wrestling and the man behind the magic of OVW. Since 1993 Danny Davis has trained and helped establish over 150 wrestlers within the ranks of the wrestling and just a few like, John Cena, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Rob Conway, Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore, and many more. Over the course of the last 22 years Ohio Valley Wrestling has been home to both a WWE & TNA developmental on separate occasions. In reality OVW is unlike any other company in world, because no one wrestling company in the world has helped more talent fulfill their dreams and eventually achieve success in wrestling than Danny and OVW.
So after 30 plus years both as an active wrestler and one of the most successful trainers in wrestling Danny Davis walks away from the Wrestling business. However, OVW's legacy will continue as Danny has found someone he believes is worth carrying on his companies legacy. Thank you Mr. Danny Davis for all you have done for the wrestling industry and the fact that without you some of biggest names in wrestling many not exist right now. You have earned this opportunity to ride off into the sunset take advantage of walking away on your terms, because after all of you done for the wrestling business you deserve this.
Thank You Danny Davis
New Era of OVW Will Begin
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After around a year of putting everything together and the on demand service is finally up and running. A lot of hard work, dedication, time, and energy went into the planning and putting together of this service. I have said numerous times that if we don't preserve history then it is lost and this in my opinion is a fantastic way to preserve the past and allow a new generation to relive greats of years gone by.
Out of all the companies that are expanding and putting together great card or getting on TV their isn't much time to speak of the NWA. Sadly with the being said a lot of people may miss the chance to reconnect with the past. Fact is the NWA set the stage for how wrestling is now and without the NWA it's very likely that there wouldn't be wrestling like it is now. Therefore much like other "independent" companies I feel the NWA doesn't get enough attention by fans or the wrestling news media. However, I think that this on demand service thoroughly help the NWA gain a lot of the attention they may have lost of the years.
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Going to keep this short as I don't have very much to say about this other then, I always try and find new ways to get companies or even talent exposure they don't normally get on their own. That is what I am doing right here as I attempting to "kill two birds with one stone" per say by giving a promotion and some talent exposure at the same time. So a little description of this documentary: "Two professional wrestlers, Marius and La Sombra, take you behind the scenes of indy wrestling promotion Steeltown Pro Wrestling in Winnipeg, MB."