Philapavage goes into great detail about “Barbed Wire City”. Among the topics we discuss are the challenges with funding the film via Kickstarter, why it seems that so many of the ECW Originals in the film still hold resentment towards Paul Heyman, the infamous Mass Transit incident, working with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, how he feels about guys like Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney who still struggle with ECW’s closing, if he has any regrets now that the film has completed, and gives some details on the extended cut that expected out later this year. We also discuss the special screening of the film this Thursday, May 23rd, at the Pickwick Theatre in Chicago.
Eric Gargiulo joins us in breaking down the fallout from both Extreme Rules and RAW. We discuss in detail The Shield capturing all kinds of gold at Sunday’s big event and the HUGE name that Eric thinks Dean Ambrose is on a collision course to face at SummerSlam. We also talk about Curtis Axel’s debut and discuss whether or not the ending to last night’s show with Triple H spoiled his debut at all. We briefly gaze down the the WWE roster to see who the “Next John Cena” is. Finally, we discuss the brand new format of Gargiulo’s Pre Wrestling Radio with new co-host, Wildkat Sports head honcho Luke Hawx.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 10, 2012 at 12:32 am
Axl Rotten seems to be a little down in the dumps over being left off Tommy Dreamer’s “House of Hardcore” show as well as the Extreme Rising shows.
A few days ago, Axl tweeted Tommy in a tone that seemed to attempt to make Dreamer feel guilty. Axl tweeted, “@THETOMMYDREAMER Damn, Tommy! No love for AXL ROTTEN on HoH? I’m very disappointed. – Axl”
When a fan suggested that maybe Tommy felt like booking Axl wasn’t worth the hassle and the bad history that comes with him, Axl replied, “Im doing perfectly fine, I’d be happy to do any up coming events, I wish them all the best. He is entitled to his own opinion.i’m not losing any sleep over it. “
Rotten then addressed the House of Hardcore and Extreme Rising questions head on. He tweeted:
“I’ve been asked over and over about how I feel about NOT being booked on HOH or Extreme Rising. I feel it’s the fans lose. I have no heat. FYI #CheapPROPromoters dont bother to call me this is how I make a living! I want to wrestle as much as I can but I will not be a sellout!”
He then tweets asking Lance Storm for a pick-me-up – which he gets. Whatever the case, it’s obvious that Rotten’s feelings are a bit hurt about being left out of these recent ECW-centric shows.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm
Following her 5th arrest friends of Tammy Sytch have commented on her situation. Former ECW original Axl Rotten posted the following on his facebook account tonight:
Will someone PLEASE step in and help this woman. I love her so much, I consider her a great friend. PLEASE Tammy get help. REAL HELP. Walk away from wrestling and get your life in order. Please do it for you !=AXL ROTTEN
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm
Luke Hawx is back with another video on the last “Extreme Reunion” show and the upcoming shows at the end of June. Luke comments on all the fans who talked trash on him before the show and how they’re opinions changed of him after the Philadelphia disaster. He ends up the video by talking about his upcoming match with Stevie Richards. Check out the video below:
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm
PWInsider reports that the Extreme Reunion promotion will be debuting in New York City on Friday, June 29th. No word yet on what the venue will be but it’s somewhere that has never seen pro wrestling action. An official announcement should be coming soon.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Extreme Reunion has finally released the iPPV version of their debut event from Philadelphia. The original plan was to release the event the next day after but the production team dropped the ball and the entire show had to be edited from scratch. The iPPV download also includes an actual DVD of the event and can be downloaded at extremereunion.net. The next Extreme Reunion event will take place on June 30th in Philadelphia but talents are also being booked for a potential Northeastern show on June 29th.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 12, 2012 at 11:35 am
We noted before that ECW Original Axl Rotten fell asleep at the wheel and was in a car wreck while returning home from the Extreme Reunion event in Philadelphia last month. Axl, who defeated Balls Mahoney at the event, says he’s wrestled his last match. He wrote on Facebook:
“This is very easy to say. No tearful videos or thank you’s. I had fun wrestling Balls Mahoney at Extreme Reunion. I will keep my thoughts on the other matches and event as a whole to myself. I think I’m done. I had 24 yrs doing what I love. I’m not going to wrestle another match. Thanks for the ride. It ended in a bang….Literally.- Axl Rotten”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Axl Rotten has declared that he’s done with in-ring competition. Rotten, who beat Balls Mahoney at Extreme Reunion and was injured in a car wreckwhen he fell asleep while driving home from the show, posted the following to his Facebook:
This is very easy to say. No tearful videos or thank you’s. I had fun wrestling Balls Mahoney at Extreme Reunion. I will keep my thoughts on the other matches and event as a whole to myself. I think I’m done. I had 24 yrs doing what I love. I’m not going to wrestle another match. Thanks for the ride. It ended in a bang….Literally.- Axl Rotten
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 4, 2012 at 11:38 am
According to The Wrestling Observer, the attendance numbers that came out last week for the Extreme Reunion event in Philadelphia were inflated a bit. The actual attendance was 1,700 and the gate was less than $75,000. This is still considered to be a successful independent show.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm
The people at Extreme Reunion issued the following:
“In ring talent and one of the owners of Extreme Reunion issues an official statement about Saturday night April 28th sold out live event from the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory. Shane Douglas had prepared a statement to publish online, however he decided he wanted to record it as a video message instead.”
Here are a few highlights from the video:
- Says he will “lead bu example” and no longer wrestler at another “Extreme Reunion” show as a way to urge others who do not belong in the ring any long to do so.
- Announces a “MAJOR OVERHAUL” of the entire “Extreme Reunion” roster.
- Announced a new initiative to prevent the “toxic behavior” seen from a few talents this past weekend.
- Says that production quality failed to meet “desires and expectations” & will be fixed starting with the next show.
- Douglas asks for a second chance, apologizes to the fans, & vows to make it right going forward.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Credit – PWInsider
The current plan for the Extreme Reunion event on 4/28 is to have another 4-5 matches beyond that has been already announced. There will be some new talent debuting beyond just the ECW nostalgia matches that are booked, so they can showcase the battle plan of mixing older vets with newer names who can handle the style.
Former XPW star Altar Boy Luke Hawx has been tearing down Shane Douglas online of late, which appears to be a viral tease of him working the show.
The word making the rounds today is a former WCW name will be working 2 Cold Scorpio on Saturday at the event. There were a number of potential surprises that were being worked on in the last few days, including some other names from the original ECW. None of those surprises are Tommy Dreamer, who based on reader reaction, everyone expects to work the show. He’s actually booked in NYC for FWE that night.
The official name of the company behind Extreme Reunion is “Five Guys Wrestling” – with those five being Shane Douglas, Cody Michaels, Kevin Kleinrock (who is heading up production), and Steve and Michael O’Neill, who were involved in Urban Wrestling and Dangerous Women of Wrestling.
Unless the sides come to terms, one name that won’t be there this Saturday is Danny Doring. One half of the final ECW World Tag Team champions, Doring announced online yesterday that he would not be at the event. Doring claimed that he was never really officially booked as they had never agreed upon a price, although there were talks between the two sides. In an appearance on the Online World of Wrestling podcast, Doring explained that he was going to be doing an angle where he showed up and ran down the reunion concept, which would have led to JC Ice coming out and finally the Gangstas. Doring would have then fed Ice to the team and run off unscathed, kicking off the start of a storyline. Doring noted tha while he had helped come up with the angle, at no point was he officially booked since in his mind, they never confirmed a price and he wasn’t going to work the show without having everything in order. Doring said last night he was putting the angle out there since it was made clear that even though he wasn’t coming in, they were going to do it, including using his ideas and verbiage, so he wanted it known where they came from.
Rhino, who was booked initially for this weekend, pulled off. He is scheduled for the 6/30 date in Philadelphia. There will be some ECW talents who weren’t booked for this event booked for the June return.
Wolfie D of PG-13 will also not be appearing due to a personal issue he has to attend to. He’s booked for the return date in June.
There is talk of adding a Friday 6/29 date in the Northeast as well.
Extreme Reunion will kick off Saturday morning with a Fanfest at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, followed by a live event at 7 PM with Shane Douglas vs. Sabu, Axl Rotten vs. Balls Mahoney, Al Snow vs. CW Anderson, Raven vs. Pitbull Gary Wolfe, The BWO vs. The FBI, Sandman, The Gangstas and more. For more on Extreme Reunion, visitwww.extremereunion.net.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 17, 2012 at 10:03 am
The folks at Extreme Reunion have released the following promo for the April 28th event in Philadelphia:
Matches confirmed for the show include Sabu vs. Shane Douglas, Justin Credible vs. Jerry Lynn, Al Snow vs. CW Anderson, Balls Mahoney vs. Axl Rotten, The BWO vs. The FBI and Raven vs. Pitbull Gary Wolfe.
Other talents announced include 2 Cold Scorpio, Joel Gertner, The Sandman, New Jack, Mustafa and other surprises. New talents will also debut that will be working for the promotion in the future.
Extreme Reunion will be using original ECW ring announcers Bob Artese and Stephen DeAngeleis as well as referees Mike Kehner and John Finnegan. Ronnie Lang’s Atlas Security will also be handling security.