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Two International Dream Matches Announced for IMPACT Wrestling Event, 9th September, Manchester MediaCon 2018

Hardcore icons collide as Sami Callihan takes on Britain’s Jimmy Havoc.LAX put Tag Team Titles on the line against Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm.

Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Rich Swann and Su Yung will also star
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Fight Network Launches in the UK on SKY and Freeview

Weekly IMPACT Wrestling show airs on Fridays at 1am and 9pm – as part of a compelling line-up of wrestling, MMA and combat sports from around the world

LONDON | TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced it has launched on Channel 192 on SKY and Channel 161 on Freesat across the UK. Continue reading

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Impact Wrestling issues open challenge to any UK promotion

IMPACT Wrestling has issued a blockbuster open challenge to any UK wrestling promotion to face them in an inter-promotional series at Wrestling MediaCon 2018.
Ed Nordholm, the President of IMPACT Wrestling, made the challenge today, just 24 hours before tickets go on sale for IMPACT’s huge return to the UK at the biggest wrestling fan convention ever to hit British shores.

IMPACT will put on a full show on Sunday, September 9 as part of MediaCon in Manchester and its stars want to face the best of British to find out who is the best.

“Since we last came to the UK almost three years ago, we have seen how much the UK wrestling scene has evolved,” said Nordholm.

“We are excited to return to the UK to demonstrate that IMPACT Wrestling has the best talent anywhere in the world, so we’re issuing an open challenge to any UK promotion to bring their best wrestlers to face the very best from IMPACT Wrestling on September 9 in Manchester.”

The organisers of Wrestling MediaCon 2018 said they are excited by the prospect of IMPACT Wrestling taking on a UK promotion.

“There are many fantastic UK promotions out there and we are expecting a lot of interest in this challenge from IMPACT Wrestling,” said a Wrestling MediaCon spokesman.

“We are committed to finding the best possible competition for the stars of IMPACT Wrestling in order to showcase the UK wrestling scene in the best possible light.”

Any UK promotions interested in accepting IMPACT Wrestling’s challenge are invited to contact Wrestling MediaCon at info@wrestlingmediacon.com.

Tickets for IMPACT Wrestling live at Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will go on sale at 10am UK time on Friday, May 25 from Ringside World at www.ringsideworld.co.uk.

For more information, visit www.wrestlingmediacon.com and www.impactwrestling.com

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Scott Steiner Conference Call

Very few people in wrestling can boast to have won championships in major promotions in four different decades, Scott Steiner (aka ‘The Big Bad Booty Daddy’, aka ‘Big Poppa Pump, aka ‘The Genetic Freak’) is one of the few. Steiner started his professional career in 1986 following impressing in amateur wrestling in college and by 1989 Steiner was an NWA World Tag Team champion alongside his brother Rick. The Steiners went on to become on of the best tag teams of all time and are one of few teams to have help the tag team gold in WCW, IWGP and WWF then after an unceremonious split from his brother Scott showed off his talents as a singles competitor with multiple WCW Television, United States and World Championship reigns between 1999 and 2002. Continue reading

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Vince and WWE Buying TNA

By Michael Brown

An oft asked question amongst wrestling fans is whether Vince McMahon will buy Dixie Carter’s Tennessee based TNA, Total Nonstop Action, promotion. Established in 2002 by Jeff and Jerry Jarrett, the promotion is the biggest and only real major alternative to the WWE. Sections of the wrestling fanbase have been clamouring for Vince to buy the promotion and incorporate it into the WWE behemoth. For the life of me I can’t understand why people would want that. Over the next thousand words or so, I’m going to attempt to explain to anyone in favour why it would be a horrendously bad idea.

WWE buying TNA

Will Vince buy TNA?

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Wrestlers Deaths

Suicide is Painless – By James Simpson

 

 

Kerry Von Erich shot himself. Mike Awesome hung himself. Chris Kanyon took an overdose of pills. These three wrestlers are part of a handful of wrestlers who have died at their own hand out of the dozens of pro wrestlers who have passed on in the past two decades. Suicide in wrestling seems ‘rare’ in comparison to the stats about wrestlers dying due to accidental drug overdoses and heart attacks due to steroid abuse. For me it’s upsetting to think about how Awesome and Kanyon ended their lives (I was too young to comprehend Kerry’s suicide and I’ll explain more on that, later) and how they must have felt: these were men I loved watching and knew they had suffered setbacks in their careers but was it those setbacks that led to them committing suicide? The following is a look at the deaths of these wrestlers, plus others who suffered the same fate that decided their lives were not worth living.

 

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Mike Awesome – Wrestlers Deaths

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Straight Edge Culture and The Future of Wrestling

by Evan Landon

 

When I first started watching professional wrestling around the age of 6 years-old, I had no idea about the backstage antics of wrestlers. For all intents and purposes, I assumed they were just amazing athletes (aside from Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan, who even then my parents told me they were suspected of taking anabolic steroids). Because of this, I was always a fan of the more athletic, technical, and acrobatic professional wrestlers, such as The Rockers, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and Bret “Hitman” Hart. I had no idea what drugs the wrestlers did, the alcohol they consumed, nor their intake of barbiturates, opiates, and anti-depressants they scarfed down by the handfuls. Needless to say, as I got older, it was much more apparent that a great deal of them did abuse these drugs.

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news 2: Gabe Sapolsky interview

The SECONDS bit of MASSIVE news for Calling Spots this weekend. I am delighted to announce we will be interviewing the vice president of Dragon Gate USA, owner of Evolve, and former booker for Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro, GABE SAPOLSKY, next week.

 

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Hot Cakes

So, 5 days after the release of the debut issue of Calling Spots, I am delighted that half our stock is gone already. It’s amazing to me that after 7 weeks of me having a blast, making a fan magazine about something I love, people WANT to read it and see it. Having  shipped copies to America and Canada, the ‘zine is already going global.

For anyone that has already made their purchase: Thanks you SO MUCH. I made this thing for you guys so I am glad you are enjoying it. To anyone thinking about it, here is what Twitter is saying about the Calling Spots Fanzine:

So what exactly is in the Calling Spots Fanzine?

  • The infamous debut of the “Mark Henry Sweating Scenarios” comic strip.
  • Fantastic exclusive wrestling illustrations of “Wrestling Dream Matches” in which YOU can be the booker! Yes we are the world’s most interactive fanzine
  • A collaboration with the UK’s freshest promotion – Progress Wrestling.
  • A sit down chat with the UK’s next big thing – Noam Dar.
  • Want to perfect “Classic Wrestling Holds” in the comfort of your own home? We have a centre page spread that will help you become the next Dean Malenko.
  • Wrestling poetry…..yes that’s right, poetry.
  • Cult films reviewed (as long as they have wrestlers in them) with the timeless “They Live” kicking us off. Articles looking at:
    • John Cena, is he the most important man in wrestling?
    • What killed Scott Hall?
    • Vampiro, a Canadian vampire in Mexico.
    • Top 10 most anticipated Wrestlemania matches part 1
  • On top of that we have top notch banter, grungy fanzine charm, YOUR twitter interactions and loads more!!

The ‘zine is only 2 pounds, which is about $3.10 in the States, plus postage. All money raised will go into making issue 2 exactly how you want it as well as getting loads of extra stuff to bung into your envelopes (some copies of issue 1 will come with random wrestling presents included FREE!!). So what are you waiting for? Click the “Merch” tab and get YOUR copy today.

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