I have been saying this for years and that is the independent circuit doesn't get enough attention from the fans and that is extremely unfortunate. The reason for that is if fans don't like what they see from the major companies then they normally stop watching wrestling all together instead of giving the small companies a chance even if it means walking 5 minutes away. It's companies like CZW, JAPW, and various other companies that have been running mostly under the radar from the large view of the fans for over 15 years at this point.
Jersey All Pro-Wrestling if you have never heard of this company then you don't know Homicide, AJ Lee, Brodie Lee, D-Von Dudley, Jay Lethal, and various others. This based of misfits was lead for the most part by the himself "Fat" Frank Ideavia from the beginning when the doors opened in April of 1997.
Sadly Mr. Ideavia passed away last week suddenly over night. Frank was planning for the November 14th Anniversary show. Now that show will be a memorial show for Mr. Ideavia, his life and his passion was JAPW and now we tribute him as a thank you for all he did for the pro-wrestling business I would like to offer my deepest condolences to everyone was in anyway shape or form affected by Mr. Ideavia and especially condolences to the family and friends of "Fat" Frank.
RIP "Fat" Frank Ideavia
1972 - 2015
Gone But Never Forgotten
After months of rumors and overall the situation becoming a borderline circus building up their eventual return. Now things seem to finally be heading in the right direction for the company that takes a different approach to booking a wrestling show. Right now it is up in the air if either Rey Mysterio or Alberto El Patron will be a part of the new season of the show due to Financial restriction on the company. As most of the show know season 1 of the show ended either early this month or late last month I don't remember either way the show was due back for Season 2 in October, but that's not the case.
The current plan for the show is for Season 2 to begin filming during the fourth quarter of this year which is within the last four month of this year. Then the premiere of the new season is set for early next year, which one would assume to be either in early January or as late as early March of next year. So if your a fan of Lucha Underground then you will only have to wait a little bit longer for the show to return for a new season.
Though over the years the look of most major wrestling companies tag team division have changed, most independent companies have remained constant. But not with the idea of keeping the same people in the division but with the idea that the Tag Team division is important. Some companies over the course of their history have had very deep tag division while others well don't. For years Ring of Honor has been that company and it doesn't matter if was a team like the Briscoe's or American Wolves or Steenrico or even SCUM (Jacobs & Corino) the division always remained one of the best parts of the show.
Oh and who could forget one of the most successful teams in ROH history Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli.......... The Kings of Wrestling. Yes I am aware Claudio has moved on, but for this post I will not call him his new name. Claudio & Hero remained on top of the ROH Tag Team Division in my opinion during one of it's deepest times and were the champions of said division for almost a year. Their success was incredible and what they accomplished was even better, but they did prove during their time together that even in a Tag Team you can Main Event the show.
A few months ago one of the top Mexican companies held their biggest PPV of the year TripleMania. However, this years edition was different then any other and that reason is because for the first time ever TripleMania was aired in the US and Canada on PPV. It appear that the company was indeed planning on running more events on PPV in the other parts of North America, but that doesn't seem like it will happen.
During the PPV airing of TripleMania the feed for PPV customers experienced a lot of technical difficulties mostly on the audio side, because many have stated that things weren't put together very well. Due to the lack of preparation and in many ways professionalism in many ways shown on the part of AAA it doesn't seem like any PPV provider in the US or Canada is willing to air the companies events on their PPV station in the near future. Though rumored expansion for AAA is still something the company is planning to focus on it doesn't seem like it will be happening anytime soon. This like those problem ROH had back in the day with their IPPV stream. But they fixed it and came back better then they were before, that is exactly what AAA needs to do if they ever expect to be back on PPV in the states again.
For the last few months the independent wrestling circuit has been growing at a rapid rate with companies like PPW and House of Hardcore landing national TV contracts and GFW been on the edge nailing one down as well. The growth has been incredible, but things have cooled down recently especially after HOH's run ended on Fight Network. The company used a national TV contract to help promote their first ever international event which was July 18th in Toronto, CA. That is probably the smartest business decision any promoter could make when it comes to promoting a show.
This November House of Hardcore returns to the Tri-State area with their first shows since the huge event in Toronto. Live from Philadelphia in the World Famous 2300 arena on November 13, and in the Elmcor Center in Corona, New York on November 14. That's right House of Hardcore 10 and 11 back to back, be their when the fastest rising Independent company takes the Tri-State area to the EXTREME!!
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A few days ago I posted in this section of the site that the WWE is interested in two top Indy talents, well it might be hard to believe, but things have changed within the last couple of days and new faces have shown up on NXT. I feel as though I need to give you all an update on those talents seen on NXT tonight and the other talents mentioned previously. Well the case with Johnny Gargano and Mr. Ciampa is that they are the newest freelance workers for the WWE. They under the same contract that Rhino is under which allows to work NXT, but also work other places as well. Much like I was when they signed Joe, I am extremely happy that Johnny and Tomasso are getting their much deserved chance on the big stage. We will see more from both Johnny and Tomasso when they compete on next week's episode of NXT as a part of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Ask for the other two guys those being Rich Swann and Biff Busick. As of two days ago it was rumored to be official that both Biff and Rich had signed contracts with WWE and now they just had to pass the medical tests. A little insight on both men, Rich Swann who is 24 and though he been in wrestling for a few years now his best years are still to come. Biff on the other hand is 29 and has only been in the business for a few years, but can go in the ring and is no slouch when it comes to brawling. Also just though I would toss it out that both Biff and Rich spent time in CZW and they will once again drop the stigma that being in that company carries.
There is a rumor going around that a possible agreement had been reached between WWE and WWN Live. For those who maybe unaware WWN Live is the IPPV provider for various independent wrestling companies. A rumor sprang up a few months ago that WWE was possibly going to purchase WWN Live and make the wrestling companies they own developmental's. However, at last word the deal feel through and as of now not much is known about their new rumored deal other then a whole lot of hearsay. All I am saying is Rich Swann and Biff could just be the start for the WWE when it comes to taking WWN Live associated talents. You don't know what I mean then research Swann & Busick and where they have worked.