Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Part 1 of My Interview with Jon Harder


Big Wrestlemania Re-Match All But Confirmed


We all knew it was happening.  I enjoyed their match last year a lot, and I hope they can come close to that again.  I hope to re-watch their match from last year shortly, because opinion seems quite divided on it now.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Josh Raymond & Christian Able vs. Irish Airborne from AAW Windy City Classic 2011: Match Spotlight Series #75






AAW released this match from their recent 2011 show, Windy City Classic.  This was a re-match from the War is Coming iPPV that I reviewed.  For a complete review of Windy City Classic, check out the PWPonderings Review from Jerome Cusson.

My thoughts on the match:

PSA: Resistance Pro's Viscous Circle is on 2/17


RESISTANCE Pro VICIOUS CIRCLE is right around the corner! If you haven't got your ALL AGES tickets yet, you can get them NOW at www.RESISTANCEpro.com! Here's the line-up for the show:

PWG Kurt RussellReunion III Prediction Roundtable Madness Results!

Before looking at the results, remember to check our predictions.

Here are the results of the show.

Here is the Prediction Crew again [click on their handles to follow them on Twitter, as you all should]

The Prediction Team:
@MFMadMr. 1859/WWE Tag Champ: @MFMad and could still out entertain anyone in that place. Axl Rose was the last cool white guy. 
@ToeNailUrFace: Pro make believer. Bringing sleazy back. 
@KiKrusher99: A gifted Japanese performer, @KiKrusher99 proudly carries the spirit of the Land of the Rising Sun as he competes with WWE's ring warriors around the globe.  
@SoufCentrol: Philadelphia sketch comedian and professional wrestling referee. His daddy is proud.
@TheRealLobes: An in-ring monster weighing 360 pounds, WWE Superstar @TheRealLobes towers over the majority of his opponents at 6 feet 8 inches tall. 
@I_Am_Hollywood: JP Nichols is currently mad at OZ. Often confused with Batman. Once tipped a stripper with a filet-o-fish.  He is also one of the good people behind www.freeadmissionfr.com
@TJHawke411Ministry of Propaganda for professional wrestler UltraMantis Black. Empty the cages xvx. 暗闇の皇帝ウルトラマンカマキリ]


Matches that did not take place as advertised were not counted for the standings.




KRR3 Results
@MFMad 3 of 7 correct.
@I_Am_Hollywood 3 of 7 correct
@TheRealLobes 2 of 4 correct
@KiKrusher99 3 of 6 correct
@SoufCentrol 3 of 4 correct
@TJHawke411 3 of 7 correct




Overall Standings
@I_Am_Hollywood 8 of 13 correct
@TJHawke411 8 of 13 correct
@SoufCentrol 6 of 10 correct
@KiKrusher99 7 of 12 correct
@MFMad 7 of 13 correct.
@ToeNailUrFace 3 of 6 correct
@TheRealLobes 2 of 4 correct

Royal Rumble 2012 Review

It's a shameful thing, LOBSTER HEAD! TOO MANY LIMES, TOO MANY LIMES!




The Road to Wrestlemania 2012 has officially started.  Now, this blog can resume its original purpose.  I don’t know how many editorials I’ll write this year, tracking the progress of the Wrestlemania storylines, but I’ll definitely pop in from time to time.

My thoughts on the Rumble PPV

Sunday, January 29, 2012

PSA: Chikara has Digital Downloading Now! (Because they always do everything right)

CHIKARA: Our Biggest 2011 Events now Available for Digital Downloading!
 
   We just kicked off Season 11 in grand fashion in Easton, PA, and the new year has brought with it an answer to the demand of our worldwide fanbase! You said you wanted CHIKARA titles available as MP$ downloads...and we delivered. We picked a solid sampling of our best-sellers from 2011 - including the mighty King of Trios 2011 and the 8th annual Cibernetico! Want to download and watch these epic events instantly - right now?
 
 
   Go get 'em! And let us know what other titles you want made available for digital download in the future!
 
Details on our next 2 live events:
 
"A Death Worse Than Fate"
February 25, 2012
Saturday night at The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc.!
100 Madison Avenue in the Hyde Park part of Reading, PA
Doors at 6:30 pm, Belltime is 7:00 pm!
Tickets on sale now!
 
"Caught in the Spider's Den"
February 26, 2012
Sunday afternoon at the NYWC Sportatorium!
435-15 Brook Avenue in Long Island, NY
Doors at 3:30 pm, Belltime is 4:00 pm!
Tickets on sale now!
 
Our homebase: www.chikarapro.com - Updated daily!New to CHIKARA? Start here: www.chikara101.com
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/CHIKARAoffice
Get free updates on your mobile device: twitter.com/chikarapro
Join our official fan club: www.chikarmy.com

My 411mania Ring Ka King Report for 1.28.2012


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Royal Rumble 2012 Preview

My Rumble Match Preview, which was a part of the 411mania Royal Rumble PPV Roundtable


TJ Hawke: There are a couple of keys to a good rumble match. There needs to be some good stories being told throughout the match; it can't just feel random. Most of the eliminations need to happen before the #30 entrant comes out, otherwise the last 10-15 minutes is just a clusterfuck Battle Royal (think the 2009 Rumble). I'm guessing the story of this match is going to be how unpredictable the result will be as the match goes on. I expect all 7 men who are in undercard matches to be in the match in some way, possibly to set up more matches going forward (like Jericho eliminating CM Punk, which will put some heat on their expected Wrestlemania match).

WE KNOW #1, WHO WILL BE #2?: CM Punk (WWE has said everyone is eligible) 

WHO WILL BE #30?: Christian

WHO WILL HAVE THE MOST ELIMINATIONS?: Randy Orton

WHO WILL BE THE IRON MAN?: CM Punk

Winner: Chris Jericho

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PSA: The 20th Hardway Podcast from Jon Harder

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For Release:


http://thejonharder.com/the-hardway-podcast.html  http://thehardway.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-24T22_32_28-08_00 or SUBSCRIBE FREE ON iTUNES!



The twentieth Hardway is online! Join Jon Harder as he interviews William Wyeth, a wrestler from American Championship Entertainment. Will really sits down and talks about a lot of history in ACE and his career including...

- The 3 installments of the ACE Arena

- The training element under Jay Lethal and Azrieal

- Paying your dues within the wrestling industry

- Being busted open by Mo Sexton

- Producing and editing a weekly online TV show "Action Zone"

- Rumors of him being "Mike Morgan's Boy"

- Editing DVDs for ACE and WSU

This is a must-listen for all loyal fans of the ACE Nation on the history of ACE and of an unsung hero for American Championship Entertainment. William Wyeth definitely did things the Hardway for this edition!

Also, Stan Stylez with Hottie of the Week with Kelly Kelly, Ray Ray Marz's Awesomely Bad Promo of the Week with Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck, Tristen Law's Law of the Ring, Jim Boy Star's Star Mix of the Week and why Mercedes Martinez and Jessica Havok is the biggest match in women's wrestling history. That and so much more here on the Hardway Podcast! CHECK IT OUT!

Check out TheJonHarder.com for previous Hardway podcasts, the Markin' Out web-comic, and the Blog of Professionalism! More is coming from TheJonHarder.com!

#thehardwaypodcast

Davey Richards vs. Kyle Matthews from Platinum Championship Wrestling 2011: Match Spotlight Series #73




Learn more about Platinum!

Thoughts on the match:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PWG Kurt RussellReunion III Prediction Roundtable Madness!




Yep, we are back again.  We had such a fun time predicting Fear that we couldn’t resist predicting Kurt Russellreunion as well!  In case you forgot, here are the predictions we made for Fear, and here is how everyone did.

Go to the PWG Website for more information on how to attend this event.  Make sure you support PWG by buying their DVDs.  Every show from 2011 ranged from great to fantastic.  I honestly can say, that you won't be disappointed in any of the 10 shows from last year.


Also, if you have a moment, check out my 411mania.com review of PWG's most recent show, Fear. 


The Prediction Team:
@MFMadMr. 1859/WWE Tag Champ: @MFMad and could still out entertain anyone in that place. Axl Rose was the last cool white guy. 
@ToeNailUrFace: Pro make believer. Bringing sleazy back. 
@KiKrusher99: A gifted Japanese performer, @KiKrusher99 proudly carries the spirit of the Land of the Rising Sun as he competes with WWE's ring warriors around the globe.  
@SoufCentrol: Philadelphia sketch comedian and professional wrestling referee. His daddy is proud.
@TheRealLobes: An in-ring monster weighing 360 pounds, WWE Superstar @TheRealLobes towers over the majority of his opponents at 6 feet 8 inches tall. 
@I_Am_Hollywood: JP Nichols is currently mad at OZ. Often confused with Batman. Once tipped a stripper with a filet-o-fish.  He is also one of the good people behind www.freeadmissionfr.com
@TJHawke411Ministry of Propaganda for professional wrestler UltraMantis Black. Empty the cages xvx. 暗闇の皇帝ウルトラマンカマキリ]


Both @I_Am_Hollywood and @TheRealLobes will be attending this event.  Those Lucky Fucks.

On to the predictions!  (and yes, I know there is weird formatting/spacing issues.  no excuse to say except Blogger can really be annoying at times.  Also, @ToeNailUrFace should have his predictions in soon, but he is swamped at the moment.  Finally, we started doing this before the full card was announced, so @TheRealLobes & @SoufCentrol don’t have predictions for the last two matches announced.)

PSA: Chikara's Season 11 Premiere is this Saturday

CHIKARA: Complete card for our Season 11 Premiere on January 28th!
   This weekend, CHIKARA kicks off Season 11 at Easton's Palmer Center on Saturday night, January 28th and you can join us for FREE! 
   Any CHIKARA fan who brings 3 paying guests with them to the event will be admitted ABSOLUTELY FREE! Our live event experience is without peer, and there's no better way to share it than with friends! So round up three of yours and bring them to The Palmer Center on Saturday night, January 28th. Every fan that brings 3 paying customers with them, we'll admit free to the event! If you already purchased your ticket to the event, and you end up bringing 3 fans with you, we'll refund you the purchase price of your ticket!
   CHIKARA is your cure for boring pro-wrestling! Show your friends what all the buzz is about, and we'll let you in for free! This offer is only being extended for our January 28th card in Easton PA!
   We're bringing an action-packed card featuring all your CHIKARA favorites, the evening's bouts will be:

Monday, January 23, 2012

PSA: Inter Species Wrestling - GANIMANIA - LIVE on Internet PPV this Friday!



For Immediate Release:
 
Mike Rotch
Inter Species Wrestling
http://www.interspecieswrestling.com
 
BREAKING NEWS!
 
Can't make it to GANIMANIA this Friday?  Got a little extra dough laying around?  Well, you're in luck!  

Inter Species Wrestling - in cooperation with G-Anime and their parent media group Hyberia - are stoked to announce our first ever venture into internet pay-per-view broadcast territory!  That's right!  For a small fee - all you out of towners, and international fans can check us out this Friday night, at around 8PM Eastern - onhttp://www.tikilive.com/show/ganime!

You will see the following matches, the crowning of the first ever G-ANIME CHAMPION, and more!

My Interview with Player Uno!


Davey Richards vs. Kyle O'Reilly from ROH TV 2011: Match Spotlight Series #72


ROH put this match up for free recently.  I don't know why.

Thoughts on the match:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

PWP Breaking News Audio: Salute Your CHIKARA (and ROH too!)

Yep, I finally participated in a podcast.  The great website, PWPonderings held a "Breaking News" podcast after the news came in that Chikara had invaded Ring of Honor and they were kind enough to let me join in on the fun.

From the PWP Website:


"Jerome Cusson, Kevin Ford, Ari Berenstein, and a debuting TJ HAWKE took some time to record a breaking news podcast concerning CHIKARA’s invasion of Ring of Honor in Philadelphia. They discuss the possibilities a feud like this brings for multiple members of each roster. They discuss dream matches and what could happen on April 28. Not a podcast where a lot of news is discussed but a fun show dealing with the possibilities. Great weekend show everyone.
Open up iTunes. Subscribe to the podcast and hit the refresh button so the latest podcast downloads. It will start the download.
Follow these men on twitter:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shiima Xion vs. Nobutaka Moribe from AIW Motor City Deathwish 2007: Match Spotlight Series #70



Shiima Xion is now known as Zema Ion in TNA (and still AIW).  Nobutaka is from the Japanese promotion, DDT.  This match is a preview of the soon to be released DVD, "AIW: Best of Shiima Xion"

Check out AIW Wrestling!

Thoughts on the match:

PSA: Rhyno confronts Harry Smith & Billy Corgan: Crazy, Weird Segment

"On Friday January 13th, 2012 at Excalibur in Chicago, Harry Smith became the first RESISTANCE Pro Heavyweight Champion beating Kevin Steen and The Almighty Sheik. After Creative Director BILLY CORGAN presented him with the title belt, fans were lining up to take pictures with the new champ in the ring when former ECW and TNA World Champion RHINO hit the ring and things got...odd.









Resistance Pro returns with Vicious Circle on Friday February 17, 2012 at the Excalibur in Chicago IL.  7pm bell time - all ages
1.  RESISTANCE Pro Heavyweight Championship Match:  Harry Smith (champion) vs. Rhino
2.  RESISTANCE Pro Womens Championship Match:  Melanie Cruise (champion) vs. Sassy Stephie
already signed:  Matt Cross, Steven Walters, "Lonesome" Jay Bradley, The Kentucky Buffet ("Extra Crispy" Alex Castle, & "Original Recipe" Matt Cage), Sugar Dunkerton & Aaron Epic"


Get Tickets for the next R-Pro Show


Full Results of the Second Show:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PSA: The #19th Hardway Podcast from Jon Harder


Passing this info along.  If you want something plugged here in the blog, send your press release to Shabang728@gmail.com




The nineteenth edition of the Hardway Podcast is online! Join Jon Harder as Jon interviews Chris Cayden, a young upstart from upstate New York. Jon and Cayden touch on a lot of different topics, including...

- ACE Action Zone Radio

- Refereeing a match for EVOLVE where AR Fox knocked himself out

- Trend-setting a social media feud with William Wyeth through MvW and ACE

- Teaming with Hush Holiday, a deaf-mute competitor

- How hard it is to fully heal with a shoulder injury

- Being a part of the upper management of MvW

AND SO MUCH MORE! This definitely is a great interview with Chris Cayden and after this episode, you will know more about your favorite "Role Model"!

Plus, Stan The Man Stylez with Hottie of the Week with Miley Cyrus, Tristen Law's Law of the Ring, a few words with Bill Carr, the Awesomely Bad Promo of the Week sponsored by Ray Ray Marz, the Star Mix of the Week with Jim Boy Star, and which WWE superstar has Jon offered to come onto the Hardway, besides his "Whippleman Watch"?

Check out TheJonHarder.com for previous Hardway podcasts, the Markin' Out web-comic, and the Blog of Professionalism! More is coming from TheJonHarder.com!

#thehardwaypodcast

Saturday, January 14, 2012

PSA: @ChikaraPro Season 11 Premiere!

CHIKARA: Our Season 11 Premiere in Easton, PA is 2 just weeks away!
   In just 2 weeks, CHIKARA kicks off Season 11 at Easton's Palmer Center on Saturday night, January 28th and you can join us for FREE! 
   Any CHIKARA fan who brings 3 paying guests with them to the event will be admitted ABSOLUTELY FREE! Our live event experience is without peer, and there's no better way to share it than with friends! So round up three of yours and bring them to The Palmer Center on Saturday night, January 28th. Every fan that brings 3 paying customers with them, we'll admit free to the event! If you already purchased your ticket to the event, and you end up bringing 3 fans with you, we'll refund you the purchase price of your ticket!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quick Review of The Hardway Podcast from Jon Harder

Being an independent pro wrestling personality is essentially being a small business.  They are selling themselves to paying customers, to promoters, etc.  The ones who succeed obviously often have the most talent, but there is a reason why not every talented person has succeeded in this business.  Being your own small business requires (among other things) pro-activeness, risk-taking, discipline, and an investment of time and money into yourself.  Independent pro-wrestling manager, commentator, and columnist, Jon Harder recognizes this.  With Colt Cabana and his Art of Wresling podcast serving as a clear example, Harder has been bringing his own podcast, The Hardway for 18 weeks in a row now.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

PSA: The Hardway Podcast #18 from Jon Harder


Passing this info along.  If you want something plugged here in the blog, send your press release to Shabang728@gmail.com

"http://www.thejonharder.com/the-hardway-podcast.html http://thehardway.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-10T22_37_56-08_00 or SUBSCRIBE FREE on iTUNES!

The eighteenth edition of the Hardway Podcast is online! Join Jon Harder as he interviews Pro Wrestling NOAH superstar Bobby Fish! "Big in Japan" is an excellent strong style competitor from New York that plies his trade in not only Japan, but within the top independent wrestling companies in the US, including EVOLVE. Jon and Bobby talk about the following topics:

- The legend of "Jerk Jackson"

- The day-to-day rigors of a typical NOAH tour

- Going toe-to-toe with NOAH's best competitors

- How going to Harley Race's camps got him into NOAH

- Bison Smith

- His matches with Eddie Edwards on 1/13 for NECW and Sami Callihan for EVOLVE on 1/14

- Why possibly Bobby can't wrestle for DGUSA

That and SO MUCH MORE from "the Infamous" Bobby Fish! Definitely an intriguing listen to say the very least, especially for fans of Japanese Wrestling! Bobby Fish definitely gave out his fair share THE HARDWAY!

Plus, Stan "the Man" Stylez having 1/2 of the WSU Tag Team champions Amber as Hottie of the Week, Jim Boy Star's Star Mix of the Week, and Ray Ray Marz's Awesomely Bad Promo of the Week with Michael McGillicutty. Also, Jon talks about who are his biggest threats to being "the Voice of the Indies" in a positive manner, and WHAT THE HELL IS THE "WHIPPLEMAN WATCH"? The 18th Hardway is online! CHECK IT!

#thehardwaypodcast"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Aaron Epic vs. Kyle Matthews from Modern Arts Grappling 2011: Match Spotlight Series #69



Aaron Epic will be featured in a 411 Interview next Monday, so I decided to show one of his matches from 2011.  It's against (a former 411 Interviewee himself) Kyle Matthews.

For more info on this promotion, check out their website.


Monday, January 9, 2012

PSA: Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) Presents: Girls Night Out 5

"Tired of the bleach blondes and the fake nails? The Barbie doll wannabes and the screeching? The “stinkface” and a booty-pop as a finishing maneuver? Well, Divas and Knockouts beware! In just two short weeks, Absolute Intense Wrestling is bringing you a whole new perspective when it comes to showcasing the best of women's professional wrestling with Girls Night Out 5! 


On Sunday, January 29th, 2012, the Puritas Lutheran Church on 13812 Bellaire Rd in Cleveland, Ohio will play the stage and stomping ground for a card full of brutal and beautiful women at a special 4 PM belltime. And with a low price of just $15.00 a ticket, it is impossible to miss a lineup that includes the likes of the following: 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Brock Lesnar in NJPW Review


PSA: The Hardway Podcast #17 from Jon Harder


Passing this info along.  If you want something plugged here in the blog, send your press release to Shabang728@gmail.com



"http://thejonharder.com/the-hardway-podcast.html http://thehardway.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-03T23_44_22-08_00 or subscribe FREE on iTUNES!!

The seventeenth edition of the Hardway Podcast is online! Join Jon Harder as he talks about several different topics, including what his New Year's Resolution will be and how that involves TheJonHarder.com. Also, Jon talks about the special show the Bodyslam Wrestling Organization and the NWA on Fire will hold on January 21 for two little brothers that both have Hunter's Syndrome, which you can find more information at http://letthembelittlex2.com. Furthermore, Jon discusses about ACE's Redemption show this Saturday night, as well as more on the ECW Arena closing on 1/14/12, and some special words for the Beyond Wrestling organization regarding their latest show on February 17.

PLUS, Stan "the Man" Stylez presents Hottie of the Week, Tristen Law's Law of the Ring, the 3rd Star Mix of the Week by Jim Boy Star, and the Awesomely Bad Promo of the Week brought to you by Ray Ray Marz. That and SO MUCH MORE THIS WEEK ON THE HARDWAY PODCAST!

#thehardwaypodcast"