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Check out all the happenings on the Independents for the week. From title changes, to federation changes you'll find it here. Any news you would like to have posted, feel free to email me.

USA! Indy News: August

8/5 - 8/19

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 visit:

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, CA.

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 shut down.

Jeff Bradley of IPW-Hardcore will be joining Homicide for Big Japan's tour from 8/4-8/18

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 cancer.

Previous News

7/8-8/4 News: Spanky cancels ROH show, Bobby Eaton starting wrestling school, Jerry Springer head of security to ref BBOW show; Homicide to Japan, World Wrestling Alliance & Tom Pritchard hosting 2 day training camp; Travel Channel doing documentary on ROH & Indies; Mike Sullivan, Lex Lovett, Fidel Sierra, Billy Fives, Hack Myers and Vito Dennuci, Kevin Sullivan, John Tenta, Barbarian and Joe E Legend in Saudi Arabia; Steve Corino, CW Anderson & PWF official Mike Kehner in Japan; Championship Wrestling suspending promotion; NWA Tri-State opening affilaite promotion; XWF working as booking agency; HWA & WWE developmental talent dropped; Glacier to marry; Dan Severn to recieve 2002 Frank gotch award; XPW featuring 40 foot exploding scaffold match; Southern States Wrestling working with Iron Ring Wrestling

6/18-7/6 News: Workers tryouts in WWE, Jacey North considers retirement, Briscoes to NWA Wildside, ICW changes name, Captain Lou Albano roast, Platinum Nat retires, CM Punk severly injured, IWA Mid-South interpromotional angle, Chris Nelson retires, Pensacola Wrestling Alliance on hiatus, Corino & Rapid Fire Maldonado to Japan, Necro Butched severly injured, Millennium Pro Wrestling folds, Ring of Honor TV Deal, Afa the Wild Samoan hosting boot camp, Ryan Ash injured, Ox Harley in crash, altercation backstage at 3PW show, Vic Capri retires, Chikara Pro Wrestling no longer allowed to run shows

6/1-6/17 News: ICW Shuts down, Midwest pro takes over All Star Championship Wrestling, Terry Manton passes away, Sandman in Celebrity Boxing competition, Michael Imburgia indicted in child porn case, Johnny Jett & Mike Shannon leave Gateway Championship Wrestling, Jason Cross retires, Nicole Bass returns to the ring, World Star Wrestling hosting camp to fight cancer, Midwest Championship Wrestling hosting fantasy camp, Cornette/Ferrera confrontation