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Jinny

Credit to Portrait of a Wrestler for the photograph

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alternative wrestling awards 2012

By now we guess you are sick as a chip of reading everyone’s end-of-year awards? Best wrestler of the year, show of the year, etc, etc. So our year-end awards, in typical Calling Spots style, are a little bit different. So read on to find out who picks up the least important “awards” that they will ever win – albeit ones that thy have all worked incredibly hard to earn and are all deserving winners:

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wrestling in london

By Chris Pilkington

Wrestling in London – When talking with some friends recently it was suggested that the British style of wrestling, as it were, was dead. And whilst I agree that the traditional style has changed drastically, I see it as more of an evolution than a termination. Whilst British wrestling used to have definite distinctions that made it separate from other nations, modern British wrestling is a lot more inclusive, taking ideas and motifs from a wide range of other influences and blending them together into something unique. This ideology is a direct result of the melting pot of nations that these fair isles have become. A multicultural society leads to a multicultural entertainment.

IPW:UK London Wrestling

Wrestling in London with IPW:UK

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Media World Tour

I made a throwaway remark on Twitter today about going on a “promotional world tour”. Which is obviously ridiculous, but it got me thinking: just how many corners of the world could I “visit” via the wonders of technology these days? Could I spread the message of our little project, while talking about random wrestling nonsense through podcasts, interviews, websites, shops, even random bathroom walls if there is scope for it?

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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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