Credit – PWInsider
Tommy Dreamer announced today that former ECW World champion Mikey Whipwreck and former WWE Diva Maryse would be appearing at the debut House of Hardcore event in Poughkeepsie, NY at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. Maryse will be taking part in the pre-show autograph and photo session while Whipwreck (I believe) will be wrestling.
Tickets for the event are available via Ticketmaster.com while autograph and VIP packages are available at houseofhardcore.com.
Already announced are Edge, The Young Bucks, Sandman, Rhino, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Luke Gallows, The Steiners, Chris Masters, Jazz, Winter, Sami Callihan, Eddie Kingston, Rhino, Carlito, Big Daddy V. Daivari, Luke Gallows and more,
Wrestling Bus Trips will present a bus trip from Queens and Manhattan, NYC to the debut House of Hardcore event in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The cost of the trip will be $150 per person. This will include:
A – The round trip bus trip from NYC to the show and back.
B – A General admission ticket to the event.
C – First admission into the Mid-Hudson Civic Center to grab the best GA seats and secure your place on the autograph lines.
D – A free House of Hardcore commemorative seat cushion similar to what is sold at NFL games – perfect for getting signed that night.
E- A tip for the driver.
F – More to be announced! We are working to add more to the trip but right now, that is what we can officially offer and guarantee. We hope to do a private event for the bus but that will be locked in as we get closer.
If you prefer to get ringside seats, etc. on your own, you can go on the trip, minus the cost of the ticket. The bus trip will not handle any autograph or photo ticket requests. You can get information on all that at www.houseofhardcore.net and with over 2,000 fans expected, we advise getting those signing and photo tickets EARLY!
The HOH festivities will begin around 4 PM, so we will leave NYC around 1 PM to insure we don’t have to deal with traffic. We will have our two usual stops – The White Castle in Elmhurst on Queens Boulevard and The Manhattan Center on West 34th and 8th Avenue. The exact times will be announced in September.
We want to arrive early to make the ticket and admission process as easy as possible for both the venue and all of you.
As always, we are accepting payments via paypal sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or payments via money order only. Please email to reserve your seats prior to sending payment.
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Former WWE star Tajiri debuted his new WNC (Wrestling New Classic) promotion on May 24th at Korakuen Hall in Japan. The show drew about 1,500 fans. The main event saw Finlay defeat AKIRA with a tombstone piledriver. Unlike Tajiri’s previous company which ran once a month, WNC will run regular tours. ECW alumni Mikey Whipwreck was also on the shows.
He was in the first official match at “The Era of Honor Begins”, battling Jay Briscoe in a hard-hitting & high-flying exhibition that set the tone for what was to come. He actually pulled double-duty that night, competing in a Ultimate Aerial Elimination Match later on teaming with The SAT in a losing effort against Quiet Storm & Brian XL with their trainer Mikey Whipwreck serving as the guest referee. He is The Amazing Red!
He had the honor of teaming with Eddie Guerrero at “A Night of Appreciation”, battled Xavier & Low Ki at “Road to the Title”, innovated aerial combat in ROH throughout the early years, reigned as one-half of the Tag Team Champions alongside AJ Styles, and actually never lost the belts as Red suffered a serious injury that forced ROH officials to strip he & AJ of the belts. The last time he battled inside the ROH ring was in a Six Man Mayhem at the “At Our Best” event against Teddy Hart, Sonjay Dutt, Jimmy Rave, Jack Evans & Mark Briscoe. He was a trendsetter, and now, as ROH celebrates its tenth anniversary, he is coming back to the fold!
At the “10th Anniversary Event” on March 4th in NYC, the original high-flyer of ROH will team with “Technical Lighting” TJ Perkins, his present day equivalent, to take on former ROH World Champion Roderick Strong & “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin.
“The House of Truth has no issues with you Red, nor with you TJ Perkins.” Said Truth Martini, “That being said, I must warn you that this is 2012 and we are the HoT. This is our time and very soon Ring of Honor will be our company as both my men have title certainties in their future. This anniversary will be remembered as the night the HoT demonstrated why we are the most dominant force in ROH’s history; as individuals, and as a team. We welcome your efforts TJ, Red, and we look forward to the challenge you present, but it is an inevitability that you will fall to the Messiah of the Backbreaker and The Unbreakable One. So sayeth the Truth!”
No issues, no grudges, just four men going out there to put on the absolute best wrestling contest they can! It’s the return of The Amazing Red as he teams with TJ Perkins to face off with Strong & Elgin! It all goes down at the “10th Anniversary Event” on March 4th at The Hammerstein Ballroom! Get your tickets right here
or order it live on iPPV here
Credit – ROHWrestling.com
February 23, 2002….Philadelphia, PA….The Murphy Recreation Center; little did anyone know what impact that date & location would have on the wrestling world.
That day, in the midst of professional wrestling void in Philadelphia, a grand risk was taken when wrestlers from across the independent wrestling landscape were gathered in one small, sweaty Rec Center to present wrestling, in all its forms, at its absolute best. That night became known as “The Era of Honor Begins”…
Starting off with a bit of a violent streak between Da Hit Squad & The Christopher Street Connection, the era officially kicked off when a young Jay Briscoe took on The Amazing Red. It continued on with the likes of future ROH Champion Xavier in action, as well as Homicide, The SAT, Spanky, and Mikey Whipwreck all being involved in this inaugural event.
It all built up towards two main event matches and the choice of which one would close out the event set the tone for the decade that has followed.
First, the IWA-PR Intercontinental Title was on the line as Super Crazy battled the legendary Eddie Guerrero. Crazy won out that night, but the bar was set quite high for the final match and having Guerrero competing on the event certainly enhanced that “something special” feeling that had been building throughout the night.
Finally, the era of honor truly began when Bryan Danielson, Low Ki, and Christopher Daniels stepped into the ring for a dream match of arguably the 3 best wrestlers from across the country. Daniels from the West Coast, Ki from the East Coast, and Danielson from the Northwest, they each brought something different to the table and the match that resulted was a hard-hitting extravaganza that exceeded all expectations. Each man fought their heart out, wearing their love for professional wrestling on their sleeve, and demonstrating a passion for their art seldom seen.
Low Ki was the victorious man that night but it was the fans in attendance, the ones who experienced this special evening first-hand, who were the true winners. It was a night something special was born, a memory you carry around for the rest of your life, and the Era of Honor that was born that night has lived on for ten years.
Credit – ROHWrestling.com
Mick Foley says he’s enjoying the rise of Zack Ryder and compares it to that of ECW Original Mikey Whipwreck, who trained Ryder:
“Really enjoying being a witness to this @zackryder rocket ride. Reminds me of the ECW rise of Mikey Whipwreck (Zack’s trainer BTW) in 1994.”
WWE.com has published a video of Paul Heyman recalling Steve Austin’s brief tenure in Extreme Championship Wrestling.
“Steve had two matches in ECW, I wish he had 2000,” Heyman says. “He wrestled Mikey Whipwreck at the November to Remember 1995 for the ECW World Title and he wrestled Mikey Whipwreck and The Sandman in a Three-Way Dance for the ECW World Title in December 1995. I wanted to build ECW around Steve Austin as the World Champion. I even pitched to Steve winning the Title at the November to Remember 1995, but he was such a fan of Mikey Whipwreck, he thought it would be better if Mikey won the match and also, Steve thought it was better for his character.
Heyman continues, “And this is where Steve was so ahead of the game, far ahead of everybody else. Steve thought it was better for his character to lose and bitch about it, cause then he had something else to be angry about. Then he had another reason to push that character all the way to the line, all the way to the wall. And he knew that in losing, he could become a bigger star than if he won the ECW World Title.
“It was just so smart. He was so far ahead of everybody else.”
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The WrestleReunion convention set for January 29th in Los Angeles will feature a Breakfast of Champions event that morning at 9am. Tickets are $49 and you will be able to enjoy breakfast with one or two of the WrestleReunion guests. For
$25 more, you can pick your table and receive a DVD of footage from the breakfast.
Mick Foley will be at Table 1, Kevin Von Erich at Table 2, Vader at Table 3, The New Age Outlaws at Table 4, Scott Steiner at Table 5, Molly Holly & Nitro Girl Spice at Table 6, Tommy Dreamer & Mikey Whipwreck at Table 7, Kevin Sullivan & Rick Steiner at Table 8, Finlay & David Hart Smith at Table 9, The Godfather and one of his ho’s at Table 10 and Jimmy Hart & Carlos Colon at Table 11. For more information, visit WrestleReunion.com.
WXW C4 is proud to present the Yokozuna Memorial Show 2:
Gone But Never Forgotten. This show, 10 years in the making will be held at WXW C4′s Debut at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA on Saturday, October 1st and the front office is proud to announce participants from around the world who have contacted the offices asking to pay homage to the memory of the gentle giant.
Just announced for the show: BLK OUT makes their return to WXW C4 when Joker and Sabian show up in a separate Super combative matches! Plus, Ro’z returns to WXW C4 to pay homage to his family member and friend Yokozuna. In addition to that, one of the hottest diva’s to come out of the “Arena” will make her WXW C4 debut when Dawn Marie manages her superstar on this star studded show. Who will Dawn Marie associate herself with considering there are so many people on the roster that have a history with her.
Additionally former WWE Light-Heavyweight Champion Gillberg will be in the house!
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka will make his return to WXW C4 and Pennsylvania to honor the memory of this late and beloved islander.
In one of the main events there will be a battle of the Giants taking place at Harrah’s when Wild Samoan Graduate and Former WWE Superstar “Mean” Gene Snisky returns home to take on the man that Men On A Mission’s front man Mo will bring to take on Snisky and that can only be one man: Currently known as Big Daddy VooDoo, AKA WWE’s King Mabel aka Viscera!
Additionally, if you didn’t know that this is going to be the biggest show in WXW C4 history then you better call somebody because former DX member Road Dogg will be in action at this huge event! Joining him will be another group of wrestlers who will make their way into WXW C4 and they plan on putting the “Xtreme” back into WXW C4! There’s only a certain group of people who can do that and that’s Philadelphia legends 2 Cold Scorpio, and former ECW World Champions The Sandman and “The King Of Old School” Steve Corino, Mikey Whipwreck! What’s going to happen when these 4 Extreme Superstars step back into a ring in the greater Philadelphia region?
The next group of Superstars to be announced will be sure to put on “non stop action” when they step into the ring as they make their return to WXW C4 and that’s The Notorious 187 Homicide and former member of Da Hit Squad Dan Maff! Additionally rumors have been flying that the New Jersey Kliq will make their presence felt when they return with the one and only Tommy Fierro.
Last but certainly not least, in action will be members of the Anoa’i family including Afa Jr aka WWE Superstar Manu and making their return as a tag team for the first time in a WXW C4 ring will be the former WWE Tag Team Champions Samu and Fatu aka Rikishi, “The Headshrinkers”!
Where else will you see a Supercard of this proportions? The only place will be on October 1st inside a WXW C4 Ring at Harrah’s Casino at Chester in honor of the memory of the late great Yokozuna. For more information stay tuned to wxwc4.com and Blast TV each week on Service Electric TV 2 and Blue Ridge Cable TV and online. This will be a Blast TV taping with GA Tickets being $15, Ringside $25 and VIP is now SOLD OUT so be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible before we sell out! Tickets can be purchased at the door, or at the gift shop of Harrah’s Casino in Chester.
NOW ADDED 630 PM MEET AND GREET PASSES
FOR $20.00 PLUS THE PRICE OF ADMISSION
AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!!
AFTER PARTY AT THE C-BAR LOUNGE ON THE CLUB LEVEL
MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!
Card Subject To Change
More info visit: www.wxwc4.com
A number of former ECW stars are scheduled to appear this Saturday at Baltimore Celebrity Fest 2011 (located at Best Western BWI 6755 Dorsey Rd. Elkridge, MD) including: Terry Funk, Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Nunzio, Joel Gertner, Raven, Justin Credible, Blue Meanie, Chastity, Danny Doring, Mikey Whipwreck, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch, Shane Douglas, Gorgeous George, Judge Jeff Jones and Jimmy Cicero. The Headbangers, Gillberg, Baby Doll, Samantha Starr, Manny Fernandez, Nikolai Volkoff, Iron Sheik, Sonjay Dutt and Ox Baker will also be on hand for the event. Visit www.bmorecelebfest.com for more information.
Valentino “Big Val” Puccio, who competed in the original Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1995, passed away today at the age of 45.
We have not heard a cause of death, although Puccio had been battling obesity for many years and was once chronicled on the TLC Network on “Inside the Brookhaven Obesity Clinic”, a reality program.
Puccio appeared for several months in ECW playing a large monster heel against the likes of Mikey Whipwreck and Hack Myers, also using the nickname the “Big Valley.” He was briefly aligned with JT Smith after Smith began doing his Italian gimmick.
Trained by WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz, Puccio was originally one half of a tag team known as The Undertakers with his brother, Tony Puccio. The pair worked for a number of Northeastern staples at the time, including the Savoldi’s ICW.
When WWF created The Undertaker character, The Undertakers team was brought into WWF for a series of house show appearances under the team name Double Trouble. Urban legend at the time was that the team received the bookings as part of an agreement that the brothers would stop using the name, which they had been utilizing prior to the WWF character’s debut.
On his Facebook page, Tony Puccio stated, “The world lost a great man tonight!!!! And God got his Soldier!! We shared a lifetime of good Memories. But it will not stop here, you will always be in our hearts. And I will finish what we set out to do!!!!! I love you, Bubba!!!!! Remember we didn’t come here to lose T-Bird!!!!”
Our deepest condolences to Puccio’s friends and family at this time,