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+ Referee “Good Looks” Donnie Brooks [September 13th, 2014]
Other companies may have better referees, but they certainly don’t have better looks. “Good Looks” Donnie Brooks owed PWA officials a favor, so he donned the zebra stripes and officially brought them in as this season’s hottest look.

Referee “Good Looks” Donnie Brooks [September 13th, 2014]

Other companies may have better referees, but they certainly don’t have better looks. “Good Looks” Donnie Brooks owed PWA officials a favor, so he donned the zebra stripes and officially brought them in as this season’s hottest look.

If you don’t think this is the cutest thing, then I have no idea who you are and I’m not sure that I want to.

+ Tomorrow night, Jason Saint will be leading the #Spotlight troops into glory as they’re out for blood at Furious Wrestling Society presents “A Series Of Violent Events!”
American Legion in Charlestown,Indiana. 10 dollar tickets,3 for kids. Active or Vet military 5 bucks with ID. PLUS BEER!!! YEP THATS RIGHT! BEER!!! 1.75 BEERS!  Doors at 4pm Belltime 5:30pm MAIN EVENT:#Spotlight Zodiak and Josh Crow W/ Jason Saint Vs “The Try-Out Show Rejects” John Wayne Murdoch and Reed Bentley King Of the Scramble Qualifier #3 Ultimate X Match!  Johnny Sixx VS Mikey McFinnegan Vs Kaden Sade vs Dale Patricks Vs Chris Jones Vs Matt Madison Charlestown Street Fight!  Josiah Caine Vs Mike Strong.  (Inter-gender Match) 4 Corners of Pain Deathmatch Tacks,Legos,Mouse Traps and LIGHT TUBES!  Sabrina Sixx Vs Adam Bueller Gabriel Grey Vs Austin SteeleRematch From “Join US” Cody Matthews Vs Austin Carter  Chase Matthews W/ Jason Saint Vs Christian Skyfire NOW A 3-way Hoss Battle! Russ Jones Vs Shane Mercer Vs “Big” Lee Byford  We will have IAN ROTTEN of ECW and IWA fame in the house for a special lunch MEET&GREET/Q&A. The cost will be 20 dollars for this event which includes a ticket to the show. This event will start at 2pm and go until 4pm when doors open! come sit and have lunch with an Icon!

Tomorrow night, Jason Saint will be leading the #Spotlight troops into glory as they’re out for blood at Furious Wrestling Society presents “A Series Of Violent Events!”

American Legion in Charlestown,Indiana. 10 dollar tickets,3 for kids. Active or Vet military 5 bucks with ID. PLUS BEER!!! YEP THATS RIGHT! BEER!!! 1.75 BEERS!
Doors at 4pm Belltime 5:30pm

MAIN EVENT:
#Spotlight Zodiak and Josh Crow W/ Jason Saint Vs “The Try-Out Show Rejects” John Wayne Murdoch and Reed Bentley

King Of the Scramble Qualifier #3 Ultimate X Match!
Johnny Sixx VS Mikey McFinnegan Vs Kaden Sade vs Dale Patricks Vs Chris Jones Vs Matt Madison

Charlestown Street Fight!
Josiah Caine Vs Mike Strong.

(Inter-gender Match) 4 Corners of Pain Deathmatch Tacks,Legos,Mouse Traps and LIGHT TUBES!
Sabrina Sixx Vs Adam Bueller

Gabriel Grey Vs Austin Steele

Rematch From “Join US”
Cody Matthews Vs Austin Carter

Chase Matthews W/ Jason Saint Vs Christian Skyfire

NOW A 3-way Hoss Battle!
Russ Jones Vs Shane Mercer Vs “Big” Lee Byford

We will have IAN ROTTEN of ECW and IWA fame in the house for a special lunch MEET&GREET/Q&A. The cost will be 20 dollars for this event which includes a ticket to the show. This event will start at 2pm and go until 4pm when doors open! come sit and have lunch with an Icon!

Lita & Trish Stratus + Hair 

sixpenceee:

THE FRENCH ANGEL

Maurice Tillet also known as the French Angel, was a professional wrestler. As a child he was nicknamed “French Angel” for his angelic face. But when Tillet turned 17, he began to notice swelling in his feet and hands. The doctor diagnosed with acromegaly - a condition usually caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland. This results in bone overgrowth and thickening.

He wanted to become a lawyear but his acromegaly prevented him from doing that. He served as an engineer in the French navy for 5 years. Tillet met a professional wrestler in 1937 who convinced him to join the business. He won many heavy weight championships. Unfortunately, he died on 1954 from a heart disease. (Wiki Page) 

R Ziggler and Dolph Ziggler: Mirror Image [September 9th, 2014]

Hideo Itami en route to his NXT Debut! [September 12th, 2014]

After his initial debut and re-crowning of his new name, Hideo Itami debuted tonight at the NXT Tapings, taking on Justin Gabriel.

(Photos sent in by ejkhryst)

+ Michelle McCool [2011] 
The career of Michelle McCool lasted on WWE television for 7 years, which by some standards may be a short time, but for Michelle, it was a legacy from day one.
In 2004, Michelle McCool participated in the WWE Diva Search. Though she didn’t win, she was offered a WWE contract, and debuted two years later by the side of KC James and Idol Stevens under a “sexy teacher” gimmick. Though the tag team were sent back to developmental, McCool remained on television, feuding with Ashley Massaro and doing random “Diva contests”. Though McCool had an amazing build, she didn’t train to be a Diva, she wanted to be a wrestler.
Over the course of the next 4 years, McCool’s attitude would change as she became a little more self-involved, shifting her focus on winning championships and making an ally of Layla in the legendary team-up known as LayCool. Within her last 4 years in the company, McCool would win the WWE Women’s Championship and the WWE Divas Championship 2 times each, as well as winning the Slammy award for Diva Of The Year in 2010.

Michelle McCool [2011]

The career of Michelle McCool lasted on WWE television for 7 years, which by some standards may be a short time, but for Michelle, it was a legacy from day one.

In 2004, Michelle McCool participated in the WWE Diva Search. Though she didn’t win, she was offered a WWE contract, and debuted two years later by the side of KC James and Idol Stevens under a “sexy teacher” gimmick. Though the tag team were sent back to developmental, McCool remained on television, feuding with Ashley Massaro and doing random “Diva contests”. Though McCool had an amazing build, she didn’t train to be a Diva, she wanted to be a wrestler.

Over the course of the next 4 years, McCool’s attitude would change as she became a little more self-involved, shifting her focus on winning championships and making an ally of Layla in the legendary team-up known as LayCool. Within her last 4 years in the company, McCool would win the WWE Women’s Championship and the WWE Divas Championship 2 times each, as well as winning the Slammy award for Diva Of The Year in 2010.

Sami Zayn Vs. Adrian Neville
WWE Main Event (Dark Match) [May 20th, 2014]

It could be argued that this match was the precursor to WWE shows featuring NXT talent, prior to their full-time WWE debut. After last night’s epic main event, and the disappointing end for Sami Zayn, I decided to bump this match ahead of the usual queue to feature it today. Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville are two wrestlers who have known each other well for years.

Though the lack of commentary in this match, as well as low general crowd reaction (due solely with the audience not being completely familiar with both men), this match delivers as a solid wrestling contest. It begins with a feeling out process as both men pick a spot to target, then gels quickly into a hold-for-hold, move-for-move match up where both men gain advantages over their opponents. The crowd finally starts to wake up around the 7:00 mark, and are astounded at the quick-paced maneuvers by both Zayn and Neville. When Neville hits the Red Arrow, the fans react approvingly, cheering on the NXT Champion in his home land of England.

+ NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper [1981]
Make no bones about it: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper had no problem playing the bad guy in anyone’s eyes. Once he debuted in the NWA Mid-Atlantic territory, he proved as much by defeating their champion, Ricky Steamboat. After a lengthy feud, and picking up the ally of Ivan Koloff, Piper was then defeated by Jack Brisco for the gold. However, that reign only lasted two months, as the relentless Piper stayed on Brisco until he finally defeated him to start his second reign, which only lasted a month before Brisco regained the title. Though the fans loved the turn of events, Piper was incensed, and left the company shortly afterward for greener pastures.

NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper [1981]

Make no bones about it: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper had no problem playing the bad guy in anyone’s eyes. Once he debuted in the NWA Mid-Atlantic territory, he proved as much by defeating their champion, Ricky Steamboat. After a lengthy feud, and picking up the ally of Ivan Koloff, Piper was then defeated by Jack Brisco for the gold. However, that reign only lasted two months, as the relentless Piper stayed on Brisco until he finally defeated him to start his second reign, which only lasted a month before Brisco regained the title. Though the fans loved the turn of events, Piper was incensed, and left the company shortly afterward for greener pastures.

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Exif Meeting Wrestlers: Sara Del Rey [July 22nd, 2010]
After last night’s fantastic contest between Bayley and Charlotte, I want to give credit where credit is due. NXT currently has the best crop of female wrestlers on the planet, and a lot of that can be contributed to the trainings of this lady, Sara Del Rey. As excellent a trainer as she is a wrestler, Del Rey, at the time of this photo, was a member of the Kings Of Wrestling. Though her dominance in the ring was intimidating, outside the ring, she was an angel, smiling from ear to ear at my compliments and of those around me.

Meeting Wrestlers: Sara Del Rey [July 22nd, 2010]

After last night’s fantastic contest between Bayley and Charlotte, I want to give credit where credit is due. NXT currently has the best crop of female wrestlers on the planet, and a lot of that can be contributed to the trainings of this lady, Sara Del Rey. As excellent a trainer as she is a wrestler, Del Rey, at the time of this photo, was a member of the Kings Of Wrestling. Though her dominance in the ring was intimidating, outside the ring, she was an angel, smiling from ear to ear at my compliments and of those around me.

What’s next for Sami Zayn?
One superstar who has been a constant spotlighter, always consistent in his great matches and crowd support and hinging off of that “never say die” attitude is the international superstar, Sami Zayn. For years, Zayn wrestled all over the world in every company worth noting, leaving his footprints across the faces of several men across several countries. Finally, Zayn is given a shot to showcase his talents at the top of mountain, in the WWE.
Yet, as long as Zayn has been in the WWE’s brand, NXT, Zayn has yet to reach the top of the mountain. Though he’s held several big victories and had classic matches against numerous opponents (the most popular of which being his feud with Antonio Cesaro), Zayn has yet to capture the top prize in NXT: The NXT Championship. Although Zayn’s popularity, ability, charisma, and integrity all seem to be in place, it’s his accomplishments that could use some polishing, and nothing would make the list shine better than a large chunk of gold around his waist or over his shoulder.
Last night at NXT TakeOver, Zayn was seemingly a second away from becoming the new NXT Champion when the referee disappeared from the camera shot. One pan over from a shocked Zayn revealed that his long-time friend and NXT Champion Adrian Neville was the one responsible for removing the referee from the ring, effectively stopping the 3-count from taking place. The look on Zayn’s face told a story all its own, as shock stretched from brow to jaw, from both Zayn and the audience. Neville, however, was merely doing what champion does, and that’s protect his title. A few moments and a Red Arrow later and Neville retains the title, leaving Zayn with a look of disappointment on his face as Neville left the ring to celebrate.
At this point, one has to ask themselves, is Zayn losing control? Is he beginning to doubt himself, and his ability to rise above? With his comrade as champion, would it be out of bounds for Zayn to step up and choose the championship over their friendship? Or is it the title that’s evaded Zayn the reason why we haven’t seen Sami on Raw or SmackDown sooner?

What’s next for Sami Zayn?

One superstar who has been a constant spotlighter, always consistent in his great matches and crowd support and hinging off of that “never say die” attitude is the international superstar, Sami Zayn. For years, Zayn wrestled all over the world in every company worth noting, leaving his footprints across the faces of several men across several countries. Finally, Zayn is given a shot to showcase his talents at the top of mountain, in the WWE.

Yet, as long as Zayn has been in the WWE’s brand, NXT, Zayn has yet to reach the top of the mountain. Though he’s held several big victories and had classic matches against numerous opponents (the most popular of which being his feud with Antonio Cesaro), Zayn has yet to capture the top prize in NXT: The NXT Championship. Although Zayn’s popularity, ability, charisma, and integrity all seem to be in place, it’s his accomplishments that could use some polishing, and nothing would make the list shine better than a large chunk of gold around his waist or over his shoulder.

Last night at NXT TakeOver, Zayn was seemingly a second away from becoming the new NXT Champion when the referee disappeared from the camera shot. One pan over from a shocked Zayn revealed that his long-time friend and NXT Champion Adrian Neville was the one responsible for removing the referee from the ring, effectively stopping the 3-count from taking place. The look on Zayn’s face told a story all its own, as shock stretched from brow to jaw, from both Zayn and the audience. Neville, however, was merely doing what champion does, and that’s protect his title. A few moments and a Red Arrow later and Neville retains the title, leaving Zayn with a look of disappointment on his face as Neville left the ring to celebrate.

At this point, one has to ask themselves, is Zayn losing control? Is he beginning to doubt himself, and his ability to rise above? With his comrade as champion, would it be out of bounds for Zayn to step up and choose the championship over their friendship? Or is it the title that’s evaded Zayn the reason why we haven’t seen Sami on Raw or SmackDown sooner?

+ Hideo Itami dares The Ascension to step back into the ring, after they attacked and were fended off by the debuting superstar. I don’t know about you guys, but if a man the size of Itami challenged me, and I was the size of The Ascension, I would just assume he was a weapon of mass destruction!

Hideo Itami dares The Ascension to step back into the ring, after they attacked and were fended off by the debuting superstar. I don’t know about you guys, but if a man the size of Itami challenged me, and I was the size of The Ascension, I would just assume he was a weapon of mass destruction!

WELL IT’S TIME! IT’S TIME! IT’S. BAYLEY. TIME!

WELL IT’S TIME! IT’S TIME! IT’S. BAYLEY. TIME!

Triple H and the new NXT Tag Team Champions, Sin Cara and Kalisto [September 11th, 2014]
I don’t think anyone’s a bigger fan of NXT than Triple H. After nearly a year of reigning as NXT Tag Team Champions, The Ascension finally fell victim to their challengers. Makeshift team Sin Cara and Kalisto proved to be a worthy entity as they finally knocked off the long-time titleholders, proclaiming after their victory that they are now Lucha Dragons!

Triple H and the new NXT Tag Team Champions, Sin Cara and Kalisto [September 11th, 2014]

I don’t think anyone’s a bigger fan of NXT than Triple H. After nearly a year of reigning as NXT Tag Team Champions, The Ascension finally fell victim to their challengers. Makeshift team Sin Cara and Kalisto proved to be a worthy entity as they finally knocked off the long-time titleholders, proclaiming after their victory that they are now Lucha Dragons!