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Indy News: August
XPW obtained a $10,000 surety bond,
a requirement for running shows in PA,
listings Rob Feinstein as the address.
Rob & Gabe said XPW used this bond
without their permission, and they were
simply giving them the number &
location of where they got their license.
A representative of XPW said they have
applied for their own license which
they should have by 8/8.
Assault Championship Wrestling released
"Hippie Freak" Nick Richards
& "Purty" Kurt Adonis
from active duty as members of the promotion.
The 2 were upset with their upcoming
role in the August 10th show.
Big Time Wrestling wil be offerring
free classes to those willing &
dedicated to train to become a wrestler.
Classes will begin September 2002, those
under 18 need a signature from a parent
prior to training. For more information
Irish Whip Wrestling's first event which
featured Michael Modest vs. Doug Williams
will be airing on 8/10 on SPorths Monthly
at 1:30pm on Network 2, it airs in the
Wales & W. Great Britain.
Low-Ki is scheduled to work 9/12-9/20
for Zero-One's September tour.
Epic will be doing a benefit show to
help donate their services to Messiah,
who was recently brutally atatcked in
his apartment by 2 unnamed assialants.
The show takes place the 18th in Reseda,
Carolina Championship Wrestling, run
by Jason Hutto which shut down operations
will be re-opening in September 8th
for a memorial show for Corky Lewis,
financial backer for CCW. Lewis, who
Hutto considers a father figure, was
recently murdered, and is why the promotion
Jeff Bradley of IPW-Hardcore will be
joining Homicide for Big Japan's tour
Cheerleader Melissa was secleted to
represent Bionic J in ARISON for an
upcoming All Japan women show. She was
also recently ranked #1 among female
workers in the U.S. in The DVDVR JOSHI
100. Melissa is currently working in
Japan for 3 months.
Combat Zone Wrestling & former XPW
star Messiah was beaten & stabbed
in his Granada Hills, CA apartment late
Thursday night by two men. They entered
Messiah aka Will Welch's unlocked apartment,
duct taped his hands & proceeded
to chop his thumb off. As Messiah resisted
them cutting his other hand off, they
then dropped a fish tank on his head
& tried to cut hsi other hand off,
stabbing him in the lef instead, they
left then & took the thumb with
them. He is currently being treated
at an indisclosed location. Police detective
Victor Lewandoski has reported they
have a description of the assailants,
vehicle, license plate & a possible
ID. Citing as African-Americans in their
mid-20s, about 6' tall and 230-250 pounds.
The supposed connection has to do with
the wrestling business.
Big Time Wrestling has affiliated themselves
with the Underground Battle Jam (UBJ)
Network, which focuses on Mega-Fight
matches targeting matches with submissions
and knockouts over pin falls, and will
consist of three five-minute rounds.
New Jersey based Independent Wrestling
Federation will be hosting a Charity
Bowling Challenge August, 10th @ 5pm
in Edison, NJ @ Brunswick Edison Bowl
(1695 Oak Tree Road). Those schedule
to appear include: IWF Champion Biggie
Biggs, Kevin Knight, AJ Sparxx, Roman,
Hadrian, and the entire IWF roster,
plus students from CAMP IWF. Simon Diamond
was the innagural winner last year as
they raised over $1000. $20 donation
for 3 games, shoes, food & a chance
to meet the stars. For more information
call 973-345-7745, for directions call
718-706-7690. It will benefit the "Imus
Ranch" for kids diagnosed with