Indy News Update #5 for July 26, 2011
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Former WWE Superstar Manu Makes Big Impact In Island Heights, More J-Cup Competitors, More August Shows, And More
Hello NWS fans! This is your weekly update on what’s happened, what is happening now, and what is going to happen soon in the nation’s leading family-friendly pro wrestling promotion, National Wrestling Superstars.
Upcoming Shows This Weekend
This Saturday night July 30th, NWS returns to Cartertet, NJ’s Divine Mercy/Holy Family Parish Hall (213 Pershing Avenue, just off Washington and Roosevelt Avenues, minutes from the Turnpike) with a 7:35pm bell time.
Former WWE Tag-Team Champion and Hall-of-Famer Nikolai Volkoff, and former ECW TV star The Zombie will headline another huge night of NWS action. Volkoff and The Zombie are scheduled to team up in the main event tag-team match against the dangerous duo of Carteret bad boy Steve “Monsta” Mack and international star Danny Inferno.
In fact, the entire night, which is being billed as “Tag-O-Mania” will be dedicated to tag-team wrestling, which means that the fans get twice the superstars and twice the action.
And what night of tag-team action would it be without Union’s own NWS Tag-Team Champions themselves, The Jersey Shore Jocks (Mike Dennis & Chris D’Andrea), plus other standout teams such as Hot And Dangerous (“Too Hot” Steve Scott & Nick Talent), Team Thunder Horse (Indian Chief Draven & “The Warrior” Jack Spade), “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans & Damian Darling, Corvis Fear & “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smooth, Los Luchadors (Manuel Manny Moore & Paco Libro), “Corrupted” Corey Havoc & Chris Steeler, and much more. Tickets are only $19 for adults and $17 for kids and seniors.
Tickets are available by calling the NWS box office at (732) 888-1704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Remaining seats, if any, will go on sale at the door one hour before bell time.
Results From Last Weekend
This past Saturday night July 23rd, National Wrestling Superstars returned to the Jersey Shore at the Island Heights, NJ Fire Company Hall. And even with the stiflingly hot weather, a better than expected and highly energetic crowd turned up to this (thankfully) air-conditionded venue to cheer on their favorites.
Miss Teen New Jersey finalist Taylor Troehler sang a beautiful rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”.
A.C. Kewl (with manager Captain Johnny Kool) vs. “The Jewish Ninja” Sy Bootsie.
Sy Bootsie, returning to NWS after a long absence, held the advantage for most of the match, but manager Johnny Kool spoiled Sy’s return. After Kewl kicked away Sy’s attempt at a Figure-Four Leglock, Kool grabbed Sy’s ankle from the outside, distracting Sy long enough for Kewl to hit him with a Full Nelson Slam and get the 1-2-3.
Winner: A.C. Kewl
The Soul Assassin vs. “Ice-Fire” Steve Zapf (with manager Island Heights Firefighter Todd Ewen)
Soul Assassin worked over Zapf’s arm early on, but Zapf battled back, and after hitting a bulldog on the Assassin out of the corner, locked him in a Crossface submission hold, and Soul Assassin tapped out.
Winner: “Ice-Fire” Steve Zapf
NWS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE REMATCH: “Rampage” Rogers (Champion, with manager Captain Johnny Kool & his “2 Rude Dudes” partner “Corrupted” Corey Havoc) vs. Ray-Ray Marz (Challenger)
Marz, the former champion who had been defeated by Rogers for the title, had been waiting months for this rematch opportunity, and made the most of it early on by dominating Rogers with his quickness. But Havoc pulled down the ropes and made Marz tumble to the outside, then he and Captain Kool attacked him. Marz complained about all the outside interference to Commissioner Moore, and the Commissioner said that Rogers’ contract did allow him to have both Havoc and Kool at ringside, but he would allow Marz to choose someone to be in his corner, and Marz immediately fetched Island Heights Firefighter Todd Ewen. Marz and Rogers resumed their battle in the ring, with Rogers’ strength dominating, but Marz battled out of both a superplex attempt and a Camel Clutch, and came back with a flurry of offense. After hitting his running knee finisher on Rogers, Marz had Rogers covered and seeming poised for victory, but then Corey Havoc leaped into the ring and broke up the pin and attacked Marz. The referee immediately called for the bell.
Winner (by disqualification): Ray Ray Marz. (“Rampage” Rogers remains NWS Heavyweight Champion.)
After the match, Havoc and Kool pulled Marz to the outside and continued to attack him, until “Bounty Hunter” Johnny Ringo ran into the ring to break up the attack. Havoc and Ringo got into each other’s faces and it looked like their match for later on was going to take place right there on the spot, until the officials broke it up. Commissioner Moore ruled that the Marz & Rogers would have a rematch in Brick, NJ in early October.
During Intermission, the wrestlers, including former WWE superstar Manu, posed for pictures and signed autographs, and the NWS fans wished Dapper Johnny Falco and Mrs. Dapper, who was ringside, a happy 29th Wedding Anniversary.
NON-TITLE GRUDGE MATCH: NWS Hardcore Champion “Corrupted” Corey Havoc (with manager Captain Johnny Kool) vs. “Bounty Hunter” Johnny Ringo (with his Bounty Boys)
Ringo out-powered Havoc early on, but the match eventually spilled to the outside and the two brawled all around the ring, then eventually back in. Towards the end, Ringo began to out-power Havoc, but then Havoc’s “2 Rude Dudes” partner “Rampage” Rogers came out and distracted the referee while Havoc and Johnny Kool double-teamed Ringo in the ring. Ringo overpowered Johnny Kool, only to have Havoc throw a handful of powder in his eyes, and then Havoc leveled Ringo with three shots to the head from a “Wet Floor” sign. The referee finally turned around as Havoc covered Ringo for the 1-2-3.
Winner: “Corrupted” Corey Havoc
After the match, Ringo’s sons (the “Bounty Boys”) came into the ring to try and protect their father from further attack, but were beaten down by Havoc and Rogers, and it took the entire cadre of NWS referees to finally break up the attack. A furious Ringo complained to Commissioner Moore, and the Commissioner announced that at the Brick, NJ show in early October, Ringo and Havoc would have a rematch, and since Havoc liked using “Wet Floor” signs so much, the match would be a “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em & Wack ‘Em Wet Floor Sign Battle”.
LOSER GETS A HAIRCUT MATCH: Bobby Youngblood vs. “The Jersey Shore Lunatic” Slayer
These two long-haired combatants have had a long-standing grudge between them, and for this match they agreed to put their long tresses on the line. The two fought a pitched battle inside and outside the ring, Bobby’s brawling skills pitted against Slayer’s unpredictable style. In the end, Bobby delivered a dropkick to Slayer in the corner, then positioned him for a superplex, but Slayer fought Bobby off, then leveled him with a flying cross-body and got the 1-2-3 pin.
After the match, Bobby tried to escape from the ring with his hair intact, but Commissioner Moore and the Security Staff blocked his exit, and with the help of Ray Ray Marz and Steve Zapf he was dragged back to the ring, knocked semi-conscious, and was shaved semi-bald before he recovered and escaped from the ring. (The hair clippings were subsequently donated by NWS to the “Locks Of Love” charity.)
SIX-MAN TAG-TEAM MATCH: Steve “Monsta” Mack & NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans & “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smooth vs. former WWE star Manu & “Atomic Dog” Ali & Father Oz
The match started off with Oz and Smooth locking up, and Oz was surprisingly able to match holds with the veteran Smooth. Oz tagged in Atomic Dog, and Smooth, who wanted no part of the Dog, slipped out and tagged in Oceans, who was outpowered by the Dog from the beginning. After getting head-butted by the Dog on all fours, Oceans managed to crawl over and tag in Mack, who announced that he wanted to lock up with WWE legend Manu. Manu obligingly tagged in and the two big men, evenly matched for strength, traded punches back and forth with no effect on either man, until Mack made the mistake of head-butting Manu, and found that he had the trademark Samoan super-hard head. A woozy Mack tagged in Smooth, whose punches had no effect on Manu, and was systematically pummeled by Manu. Manu tagged in Father Oz, but Smooth quickly grounded Oz with a blatent low blow, and for the next few minutes he and Oceans and Mack kept Oz in their corner until Oz ducked under a lariat attempt by Mack and clotheslined him instead, and then tagged in Atomic Dog, who cleaned house on Oceans and Smooth, and went after Mack. While Dog and Mack were fighting, Manu stunned the crowd by turning and attacking Father Oz in his own corner. When Dog turned around and saw the fallen Oz, Manu claimed ignorance of Oz’s condition. But when Dog turned back to attack Mack, Manu attacked Dog from behind, and Manu and his apparent new allies did a four-on-two beatdown on Dog and Oz, holding down Dog for Manu to hit him with a Samoan Splash. The referee, confused at first, eventually called for the bell and threw out the match.
Winner: None (Double Disqualification)
Security eventually broke up the attack and helped Atomic Dog out of the ring. Monsta Mack seized the microphone and explained that when NWS brought in Manu to substitute for a fired Balls Mahoney, they had doomed the match, as he stated that he and Manu were Samoan “blood brothers”, and blood was thicker than money. Mack stated that he would be coming to Brick, NJ in early October, and was bringing along another friend who was a forner ECW and WCW star, Crowbar. Ali stated he didn’t care who was with Monsta Mack, he wanted a piece of him in Brick. Commissioner Moore said he had just been on the phone with another former ECW & WWE star (and current TNA star) and that he would be coming to Brick to team with Atomic Dog against Monsta Mack and Crowbar… none other than D-Von Dudley!
NWS To Be Featured On National Geographic Channel
For those who saw the TV cameras shooting footage, or were even lucky enough to be interviewed, NWS will be prominently featured in a documentary about pro wrestling that is scheduled to air on the National Georgraphic Channel on Wednesday August 24th at 10:00pm EDT.
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Other Upcoming Shows
Saturday night August 6th, NWS returns to the Bayshore area of New Jersey at Keansburg, NJ’s New Point Comfort Fire Company Hall (192 Carr Avenue, minutes from Route 36 and the Keansburg Amusement Pier) for the 2011 Chris Candido Memorial J-Cup Tournament.
The U.S.’ second-longest running annual pro wrestling event, the “J-Cup” has its roots right here in New Jersey. It began in 2000, under the auspices of the now-defunct Jercey Championship Wrestling, as an event to showcase the best junior heavyweights and cruiserweights on the circuit today. More than one of its winners have gone on to fame and fortune as TV stars on WWE or TNA. In 2005, the rights to the J-Cup Tournament were acquired by northeast wrestling promotion National Pro Wrestling Superstars, who renamed the tournament in honor of their late friend, former ECW and WWE and TNA superstar Chris Candido, who had tragically passed away days before the 2005 tournament.
On that night, twelve of this year’s best junior heavyweights and cruiserweights will compete for the coveted J-Cup Trophy in a one-night single-elimination tournament. So far, six competitors have been announced: Current CZW Champion Devon Moore, Johnny Knockout, NWS Jersey Shore Champion The Jersey Kidd, ACE Wrestling’s Mike Donovan, IWF Wrestling star Chris Steeler, and NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans.
This week, three more top competitors have been announced for the lineup: Both members of the NWS Tag-Team Champions The Jersey Shore Jocks, Mike Dennis and Chris D’Andrea, wrestling as individual competitors, and former multiple-time Cruiserweight Champion “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smooth.
But fans of heavyweight wrestling will not be left out either. Thirteen of NWS’ top heavyweights will be competing in a “Baker’s Dozen Battle Royal”, and the prize will not be a trophy or a title… but a match against former ECW and TNA hardcore icon Tommy Dreamer later that same night. And this Battle Royal will be referee’d by none other than Chris Candido’s younger brother, a former NWS Hardcore Champion himself, Johnny Candido.Tickets are only $20 for adults and $18 for kids and seniors.
Friday night August 19th, NWS returns to Essex County at the Belleville, NJ Knights Of Columbus Hall (98 Bridge Street, just off Belleville Avenue, minutes from the Parkway and Route 21) with a 7:45pm bell time.
Headlining this huge event will be former WWE TV superstar, tag-team champion, and Hall-Of-Famer “Mr. U.S.A.” Tony Atlas. There will also be four huge title bouts, including an NWS Heavyweight Title showdown, and much more! Tickets are only $19 for adults and $17 for kids and seniors.
Saturday night August 20th, NWS returns after a long absence to the Asbury Park, NJ area at the V.F.W. Post 1333 Hall (701 Lake Avenue, just off Main Street/Route 71), with a 7:35pm bell time.
Former WWE TV superstar “Mr. U.S.A.” Tony Atlas makes an encore appearance in Asbury Park.
There will also be appearances by NWS Tag-Team Champions The Jersey Shore Jocks, The New Nigerian Nightmares, and much more! Tickets are only $19 for adults and $17 for kids and seniors.
Tickets for all upcoming shows are available by calling the NWS box office at (732) 888-1704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of ten or more.
Keep reading this publication, as more details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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