On this episode of WRESTLECHAT RADIO presented by FANJUNKIES.NET, hosts Brett Clendaniel and Jim Williams are joined by special guests John Philapavage (Producer, Director of “Barbed Wire City“) and CamelClutchBlog.com & Pro Wrestling Radio host Eric Gargiulo.
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.
WWEDVDNews.com reports that the following matches are confirmed for WWE’s War Games DVD that comes out in June:
* Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage Match from ECW CyberSlam 1999: The Dudleys and Mustafa vs. New Jack, Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney
* War Games from WCW Fall Brawl 1997: Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman, Konnan and Buff Bagwell vs. Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Curt Hennig and Steve “Mongo” McMichael
The first-ever meeting of Japanese legend Jushin Liger and former ECW World champion Sabu will headline the Extreme Rising one year anniversary show in Philadelphia, PA at the National Guard Armory Wrestlemania weekend Thursday 4/4.
While the two have faced off in New Japan, this will be the first time they wrestle Stateside and the first time they have met since the mid-1990s.
Also announced for the Anniversary event:
*Extreme Rising champion Stevie Richards vs. Raven.
*Damien 666 & Bestia 666 vs. Super Crazy & Pescadilla.
*Matt Hardy vs. Luke Hawx.
*Balls Mahoney vs. Matt Tremont.
For ticket information, visit www.ExtremeRising.com.
Full Extreme Rising: Card Subject to Change Results
Stevie Richards defeated Luke Hawx in title tournament quarterfinal; Matt Hardy attacked Hawk post-match
Rhino defeated Devon Storm in title tournament quarterfinal; plenty of awesome hardcore spots
Facade defeated Jay Bradley
Matt Tremont & BRIAN XL defeated Blue Balls (Balls Mahoney and Blue Meanie); Pitbull Gary Wolfe makes the post-match save
Greek Papadon defeats Little Guido
Jerry Lynn defeated Homicide; Lynn’s last match in Philadelphia; great match with an even better celebration of the ECW veteran’s career
Hijo De Rey Misterio defeated Bestia 666 in a two-out-of-three falls match
BLK OUT (Jeez & Ruckus) defeated The Gangstas, Briscoe Bros and The Dramaticos in a steel cage match
Matt Hardy defeated Sabu
Stevie Richards defeated Rhino; to become the first ever Extreme Rising World Heavyweight champion
Extreme Rising issued the following press release:
MAJOR EXTREME RISING UPDATES! PHILLY, PITTSBURGH, NYC, WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND
It’s been quite sometime since our last update. We have been working to add some live events for September and October, but some things didn’t line up and work out. However, that didn’t keep us from planning for the future of Extreme Rising. Before we get into the good news, we have some unfortunate news first. Always stay up to date on our website atwww.extremerising.com
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Philadelphia November 17th live event has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 29th 2012 at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory. Extreme Rising officials were notified that the State of PA informed the Armory that construction for a new floor and pipes was to begin on or around November 12th and the Armory officials can not guarantee the building being fit for use come the 17th or even the following week. Extreme Rising looked at several alternate venues in Philadelphia to house our major event but were unsuccessful in finding a building to suit our specifications and scheduling.
In the meantime, another opportunity presented itself for an alternate location to host the November 17th
Extreme Rising event at The Golden Dome in Pittsburgh. This November marks the fifteenth anniversary of “November to Remember” at the Golden Dome inMonaca, PA (Pittsburgh) –which also happens to be home to The Franchise Shane Douglas. November 17th
at the Golden Dome (CCBC) will start with a FAN FEST from 12 noon – 3pm, and a 7pm bell time. Anyone interested in joining the STREET TEAM email us immediately (email@example.com
) as our crew will be arriving inPittsburgh THIS WEDNESDAY to start promoting the event.
EXTREME RISING will now host its Saturday, November 17th
event at THE GOLDEN DOME (CCBC) 1 Campus Drive in Monaca, PA (Pittsburgh). This event will feature a tournament of qualifying matches for the Extreme Rising Title (to be crowned 12/29 in Philly). Featured talent: The Franchise Shane Douglas, Sabu, Matt Hardy w/Reby Sky, Jerry Lynn, Sandman, New Jack, Homicide, Stevie Richards, Crowbar, Luke Hawx, Papadon, Blue Meanie, Balls Mahoney, Bestia 666, Façade, and more to be announced shortly. Tickets on sale now through our websitehttp://extremereunion.net/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_32
EXTREME RISING will return to Philadelphia, PA and the Pennsylvania National Guard Amory Saturday, December 29, 2012 as it will feature a Fan Fest, and a double-main event as the first ever Champion will be crowned, as well as a cage match between The Original Gangstas New Jack & Mustafa vs Blk Out Jeez & Ruckus. Also on the card: Sabu, Jerry Lynn, Sandman, The Franchise Shane Douglas, Crowbar, Luke Hawx, Papadon, Blue Meanie, Balls Mahoney, Bestia 666, Façade, and more to be announced.
***ATTENTION!!! Those whom already purchased tickets have three options to choose from. The first option is that we will replace your current ticket with a December 29th
Philly show. Option two is to be credited for Extreme Rising merchandise (DVDs & T-shirts). Third and final is a complete refund. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to make your arrangements. Anyone who purchased tickets at the Beer Box can return there to get new tickets for the December Philly show or a 100% refund.
It is with great anticipation and excitement that EXTREME RISING announces that we will be running a TRIPLE SHOT come Wrestlemania weekend, as we will feature a blow-out show Thursday 4/4 in Philadelphia, PA and two very unique, private and interactive events Friday 4/5 and Saturday 4/6 in New York. Here’s all we can say is that you will NOT want to miss these events. More information coming next month and tickets for all Extreme Rising events will go on sale Black Friday November 23, 2012 at 9am eastern.
Extreme Rising sent out the following today…
EXTREME RISING PRESENTS MAJOR LIVE SHOW WITH A DOUBLE MAIN EVENT –CROWNING OF FIRST CHAMPION AND STEEL CAGE MATCH
Philadelphia, PA –Saturday, November 17, 2012 7pm EXTREME RISING returns to the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory 2700 Southampton Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 for a major card that will feature the first-ever crowning of the Extreme Rising World Champion and a match where fans have voted to lockNEWJACKand MUSTAFA THE ORIGINAL GANGSTAS versus JEEZ and RUCKUS of BLK OUT in a Steel Cage to settle their difference once and for all.
Also on the card SABU, MATT HARDY W/REBY SKY, THE FRANCHISE SHANE DOUGLAS, JERRY LYNN, SANDMAN, DEVON STORM, HOMICIDE, STEVIE RICHARDS, THE FBI LITTLE GUIDO andTONYMAMALUKE, THE BLUE MEANIE, LUKE HAWX, BALLS MAHONEY, plus direct from Mexico BESTIA 666 and PESADILLA bringing Extreme Lucha to the United States , plus more talent to be announced. www.extremerising.com
Time to get EXTREME!!!Watchwhat you missed! Don’t miss this event on 11/17 as this card promises to be thee biggest Extreme Rising event yet… http://youtu.be/mtDWhAYvpyM
There will also be an EXTREME RISING Fan Fest from 12 noon to 3pm. Fan Festticketsare $10. Purchase any floor seat and you will receive your Fan Fest ticket complimentary. This Fan Fest will have a meet and greet, along with opportunities for pictures and autographs at extra costs.
Ticketsare on sale for immediate shipping at http://extremereunion.net/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_31
LIMITED TIME LEFT!!! Row 2, and 3 Ticket holders receive: Ticket(s), Complimentary T-shirt of NEW Extreme Rising design, Private Entrance into event 30 minutes prior to doors opening, one issue of the program, and Admission into the Fan Fest from 12 noon – 3pm. Order Row 2 and 3 Tickets here: http://extremereunion.net/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_31&products_id=66
Tickets can also be purchased in person at THE BEER BOX 3350 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114 (215) 673-7837 .
We will have VERY LIMITED SPACE for anyone interested in VENDING OPPORTUNITES for 11/17 Philly event. CONTACT US NOW TO RESERVE YOUR TABLES!!! email@example.com
Extreme Rising will return to the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 17th. The first main event of the night will crown the first Extreme Rising champion while the second main event will be a cage match with fan voting.
PWInsider reports that the event will be set up to be a major blow-off event with current storylines coming to an end and a pe-show fanfest at 12pm.
As we reported earlier, there was an incident involving New Jack and Balls Mahoney at Saturday’s Extreme Rising show in Philadelphia.
None of this was unexpected as New Jack apparently threatened Mahoney and buried him for a while on interviews. Mahoney called New Jack the N word in a tape that was released within the last week and the word got back to New Jack.
New Jack drilled Mahoney with a punch and landed about 15 other punches, according to the report the Wrestling Observer received. Mahoney never retaliated and wasn’t seriously injured although his face did lump up and never went down.
Security at the show didn’t break up the fight at first. New Jack then pulled to what is described as a machete and that was when security stepped in and stopped him. Security were shadowing New Jack as there was also heat with him and Homicide and people were getting concerned about things getting out of hand. Nothing happened in the end between New Jack and Homicide.
It’s expected that the company will try and turn both incidents into a work. Mahoney’s face was noticeably bruised and swollen while wrestling in his match later that night.
New Jack and Balls Mahoney had a legit backstagefight before the Extreme Rising show. The two have had heat for a while now and almost fought at the April show.
According to reports, New Jack punched Mahoney right when he walked in because of something Balls said in a recent DVD interview. The two were separated and kept apart for the rest of the night.
- Sabu returned to the ring in front of about 200 fans at last night’s Extreme Rising event in Queens, New York. Sabu defeated Papadon in the opener.
More newsworthy notes from Extreme Rising:
* The show went along much better than the first Extreme Reunion event.
* Former WWE star Sylvester Turkay was in attendance. He didn’t wrestle but filmed scenes for a Zombie vs. Wrestler movie that Shane Douglas also appears in.
* Taya Parker from the Rock of Love reality show was acting as a ring girl.
* Matt Hardy’s girlfriend Reby Sky came out and talked about the women who paved the way for her to be here – women like Beulah McGillicutty and Francine. As she left, former TNA star Homicide came out and they had words. She slapped him which led to him laying her out with an Ace Crusher. Matt Hardy came out for the save.
* Shane Douglas cut a long promo and at the end, talked about how he was bringing Lucha Libre back. He introduced Pescadilla, Super Crazy’s nephew and Bestia 666, the son of Damian 666. They wrestled and Bestia got the win.
* Matt Hardy worked the main event, defeating Jerry Lynn. They both put each other over on the mic after the match.
* Extreme Rising runs tonight in Philadelphia with Lynn vs. Hardy vs. Homicide in the main event. Other names appearing include Sandman, Sabu, The Gangstas, Balls Mahoney, Blue Meanie and more.
SABU HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY ADDED TO EXTREME RISING JUNE 29 & 30
JUNE 18, 2012 – Extreme Rising officially adds SABU to the already loaded lineups for their two live professional wrestling events Friday June 29, 2012 at 7:30pm in Corona, NY(Queens) and Saturday June 30, 2012 at 7pm in Philadelphia, PA–both areas cornerstones of the history of Extreme Wrestling.
Extreme Rising confirms the following talent MATT HARDY, JERRY LYNN, SABU, THE SANDMAN, PERRY SATURN*, HOMICIDE, DEVON STORM (CROWBAR) STEVIE RICHARDS, THE ORIGINAL GANGSTAS NEW JACK & MUSTAFA*, THE FULL BLOODED ITALIANS LITTLE GUIDO & TONY MAMALUKE, THE BLUE MEANIE, BALLS MAHONEY, CW ANDERSON, LUKE HAWX, PITBULL GARY WOLF, THE DRAMATCICS, BLK OUT JEEZ & RUCKUS, “THE FRANCHISE” SHANE DOUGLAS, JOEL GERTNER, and ROBBIE MIRENO.**
Extreme Rising will use the best unsigned alumni of the ever popular professional wrestling company Extreme Championship Wrestling (E.C.W.), along with the hottest untapped veterans and new stars of the independent wrestling scene in the United States, Mexico, and Japan who want to be apart of the newest wrestling promotion in the United States.
Extreme Reunion started and reignited a revolution in pro wrestling to give fans old and new what they have been longing for. Now, Extreme Rising will be entertaining, non-PG, have multi-layered storylines presented with athletic professional wrestling and characters, and that Rocky Horror-like audience participation.
Extreme Rising on FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH 2012 7:30PM will take place at the ELMCOR YOUTH AND ADULT ACTIVITIES CENTER 107-20 Northern Blvd. Corona, NY (building does NOT have tickets for event). Purchase tickets for NY Extreme Rising online http://extremereunion.net/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_29
Or in person at THE WRESTLING UNIVERSE 34-29 Francis Lewis Blvd. Flushing, NY 718-460-2777 OR at THE LUDUS WRESTLING SCHOOL 576 3rd Ave Brooklyn, NY 347-677-7236 OR FUNWORKS 2239 Hylan Ave Staten Island, NY 718-980-3987
Card for 6/29 Corona, NY Extreme Rising
“Main Event” JERRY LYNN vs. MATT HARDY
”Semi-Main Event” DEVON STORM (CROWBAR) vs. HOMICIDE
”Extreme Lucha Libre” –direct from Mexico!) BESTIA 666 (Damien 666′s son) vs. PESADILLA (Super Crazy’s nephew)
“The Rematch” THE DRAMATICS (direct from San Juan Puerto Rico) vs. BLK OUT
“Extreme Respect” STEVIE RICHARDS vs. LUKE HAWX
Plus: SABU, THE SANDMAN, THE FBI, BLUE MEANIE, PITBULL GARY WOLF, BALLS MAHONEY, CW ANDERSON, and more!
***a special lights on/off surprise has just been confirmed.
Extreme Rising on SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH 2012 7PM PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY located at 2700 Southampton Road at the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, PA 19154. (Building does NOT have tickets for event). Purchase tickets for NY Extreme Rising online http://extremereunion.net/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_27
Or in person at THE BEER BOX 3350 Grant Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19114 / 215-673-7837
Card for 6/30Philadelphia,PA NY Extreme Rising
“Main Event” JERRY LYNN vs. HOMICIDE
“Extreme Revenge” THE GANGSTAS vs. BLK OUT
“Respect Extreme” STEVIE RICHARDS vs. LUKE HAWX
THE FBI vs. THE DRAMATICS
Plus: MATT HARDY, SABU, DEVON STORM, THE SANDMAN, PERRY SATURN, BLUE MEANIE, PITBULL GARY WOLF, BALLS MAHONEY, CW ANDERSON, BESTIA 666, PESADILLA, and more!
PRE-SHOW concert with EAT A TURNBUCKLE https://www.facebook.com/EATTHETURNBUCKLE
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Vendors: Interested for the Extreme Reunion Fan Fest & Event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. WE HAVE VERY, VERY LIMITED SPACE!!!
*card subject to change
**Perry Saturn & The Gangstas New Jack & Mustafa are only advertised to be appearing and wrestling in Philadelphia, PA on 6/30
WrestlingFigs.com says Marty Jannetty will appear at the Torrington Titans game taking place Saturday, June 30 at Fuessenich Park in Torrington, Connecticut. (Event Information)
- Here is the updated card for the June 29th Extreme Rising event in Corona, Queens…
* Jerry Lynn vs. Matt Hardy for the first time ever.
* Homicide vs. Devon “Crowbar” Storm for the first time ever.
* Stevie Richards vs. Luke Hawx
* Bestia 666 vs. Pesadilla in a Lucha bout.
* BLK OUT vs. The Dramatics
* Also appearing are the FBI, CW Anderson, Blue Meanie, Balls Mahoney and Pitbull Gary Wolfe.
– Here is the updated card for the June 30th Extreme Rising event in Philadelphia, PA…
* Jerry Lynn vs. Homicide
* The Gangstas vs. BLK OUT
* Stevie Richards vs. Luke Hawx
* Plus the Gangstas and all the talent booked for NYC.
– The lineups for the new shows reflect the original plan for the company; mixing known ECW talent with new talent that they feel can go in the ring. The plan was to eventually build to this over time, but after the issues with some of the talents that worked the debut show, they decided to seed up the process of getting the newer talent in.
– Bestia 666 is the son of Damien 666, who worked for the original ECWand WCW. Pesadilla is the nephew of former ECW World TV Super Crazy.
– The promotion has made overtures to a number of former ECWinternational talents about working future dates.
– One name being discussed for the official name of the promotion is Dangerous Championship Wrestling.
The Extreme Reunion promotion is now known as Extreme Rising.
Their New York City debut will take place on June 29th in Corona, Queens at the Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Center. Tickets go on sale this Monday. Matches announced for the NYC show include Matt Hardy vs. Jerry Lynn, Devon Storm vs. Homicide, Luke Hawx vs. Stevie Richards, Pesadilla vs. Bestia 666, BLK OUT vs. The Dramatics plus appearances by The FBI, CW Anderson, The Blue Meanie, Balls Mahoney and Pitbull Gary Wolfe.
Extreme Rising will also run on June 30th at The National Guard Armory in Philadelphia. Matches for that show include Jerry Lynn vs. Homicide, The Gangstas vs. BLK OUT, Stevie Richards vs. Luke Hawx plus the other talents from the NYC show.
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.