By Carmine Sabia
Oh boy do I have a rant
for all of you today. No for real sit
back, relax, open a refreshing Coca-Cola
and enjoy this for all it's worth. You
see today is a day for realization.
Actually yesterday and today have been
days of realization. Buckle up the ride
Chock one up for making things happen.
If you want something in this world
go take it. My company, SSCW, has it's
own television show now. Why? Because
I made it happen. Just like I make EVERYTHING
happen in this company. Every failure,
every success rolls back to one man.
ME. A trend that should be changing
soon with Memphis Prime, Frank Carlo,
and my main goomba Angel Surita now
in the office. But up until now that
has been the case.You see Sunday while
watching WWE on Pay-Per-View I thought
about why some promotions run so frequently
and others not so frequently. Answer.
TV. There are alot of reasons why that
is true which I can not get into here
but regardless it is true. That of course
is one reason. Ready for the other?
Indy workers get paid wayyyyyyyyy too
much. Use to be a time when promoters
dictated the paydays. But those days
are long gone. I inquired about the
services of a well known indy worker
the other day. The price I got back?
$300.00. No that's not a typo folks.
That's THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. There
is not ONE INDY WORKER in this great
wide world worth so much as One hundred
never mind three hundred. But you wanna
know my consistent mistake? I pay too
damn good folks. Well those days are
over. These workers need a reality check.
Let the mark promoters pay them whatever
they ask for. As for me. I'm going with
the young and the hungry. Which brings
me to point number three.
Today I was informed that one half of
my tag team champions quit. Just quit.
Plain and simple. You know why? He was
just a little bit too good. So good
in fact that he dosen't get work on
any other promotion I know of. He's
a star folks. Just like every other
fresh out of wrestling school punk on
the indies. All big stars. WWE is knocking
down there doors. But what this person
does not realize is that all he is/was
is a gimmick. Easily expendable and
replaceable. See all he really accomplished
was burning his bridge. Not just with
me, but indirectly, with several other
promoters. Don't want to play on this
team? Hand in the uniform like a man
and go home. But much like Austin this
person took his ball and went home with
it. Easily replaceable. Just like the
dozens before him. I'd just hate top
be him when reality sets in.
Getting back to the tv deal for a bit.
SSCW will be seen starting in December
on Comcast of New Jersey Channel 57.
It covers most of North Jersey. It should
be a good way to get the company out
there to the fans who have yet to see
it in person. All the information about
the show including the date and time
of the first episode, will be made public
within the next few weeks.
That's my article for this week everyone.
I hope you enjoyed it and maybe even
learned a thing or two. As always feedback
can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
SSCW Wrestling Inc. along
with Memphis Media Corp. today officially
announced it's new and ambitious campaign
to bring wrestling back to it's roots.
Back to the fans. To illustrate the
new direction of the company SSCW has
changed it's slogan to "For Fans....By
Fans". The approach is a revolutionary
plan to have the fans actually book
the shows, storylines and angles.
"The demographics of wrestling
have changed so much over the past 5
or 6 years and wrestling itself hasn't
caught up with what today's fan wants.
Our objective is to give today's educated
fan a forum in which they can be free
to physically create a product they
can be proud of. We are merely to be
a tool for them to use at their discretion.
Our approach is simple, straight forward,
and to the point. The fans pay for the
tickets and they should see the matches
they want to see. Not the matches we
dictate to them" said SSCW President
Carmine "CJ" Sabia. "People
want to get involved and SSCW will actively
seek the input of the fans. Usually
fan reaction is used to determine the
direction of a character or story. We
take that to a new level by actually
allowing the fans to come right out
and tell us what they want. Our ideas
and concepts have been copy written
so as to ensure that cheap knockoffs
of our new product cannot be created.
The design, which will start out slow
by having fans book angles and pick
opponents for certain wrestlers, will
grow and evolve into something the fans
James Saad, Senior Marketing Director
for Memphis Media said "SSCW will
showcase, not only today's top up and
coming wrestlers, put a plethora of
entertainers. Some of which will be
seen on September 6th at 'Enduring Freedom'.
For instance, Too Tall Jones of New
York's WBLS Radio, will be singing 'SSCW'
live for our fans. 'SSCW' is a song
he created for our company and is the
first release off of SSCW's debut album
due out in January 2003."
SSCW is a multi-functioning entertainment
company based out of New Jersey. For
more information on SSCW, there shows
and products please visit the website