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Saturday, January 2, 2100

More About Me

Since the, "About Me" section of this blog is limited to a specific amount of characters, I decided to write a post that discusses more about what I have done in the pro-wrestling industry, beginning with when I first started in it and leading up to now.

Technically, I started back in the 1990's, contributing to, "Pro Wrestling Illustrated" and then, "Pro Wrestling Torch". In 1997, I contributed to The Official Website of the NWO. That same year, I briefly published my own newsletter, "The Wrestling Express".

In 1998, I taught myself how to design websites, and served as a consultant for various independent promotions. That next year, I worked as a website designer/maintainer for Dylan Summers (Necro Butcher) who was running the Texas-based Power Pro Wrestling Federation, and later was involved with Texas Outlaw Promotions.

During the period of 2000-2002, I was involved in many different projects at once. I was working as a website designer/publicist for talent, contributing to WCW.com, writing columns for independent promotions and the website of former WCW star The Stro, and writing for a variety of pro-wrestling media sites (including WrestlingObserver.com and PWTorch.com). In 2003, I began running my own website, World Wrestling Optimum, which consisted of news, articles, and interviews.

In 2004, I started working for the Michigan-based Ultimate Championship Wrestling as a publicist/columnist. They were an affiliate of AWA Wrestling Superstars Live, and I soon became the publicist/columnist of the main governing body of AWA Wrestling Superstars Live as well. During my time working for UCW, I played a major role in bringing in new talent, due to over the years my having had come into contact with many talents being underused and going unnoticed in the industry.

In 2005, I started doing a column for 3PW. With DVDs sold nationwide, they had the potential to become much bigger than they already were at the time, and were very open to my ideas. I pushed for many changes behind-the-scenes. I had encouraged management to improve the production quality of their DVDs, which led to them dealing with a different production company. 3PW management had planned on waiting for it's fan base to increase before getting TV for 3PW. I explained how getting TV for 3PW is what would increase it's fan base, and I was then given the green light to find networks that were interested. Two networks were very interested, and I encouraged 3PW management to meet with them as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the owner of the company instead opted to shut 3PW down, due to losing interest. Working for 3PW put me in connection with the UK-based 1PW, who I worked as a columnist for.

After 3PW shut down, I began working as a publicist for independent promotions, including CHIKARA. I also worked as a columnist for CZW. Interestingly though, it was 2006 at this point yet I'm still most recognized for the work that I had done for 3PW and AWA/UCW.

In 2007 I started working as a columnist for XCW, a promotion that was seen nationally on MAVTV, had a national DVD deal, and also had PPV events. Working for a promotion of national status was my biggest achievement at that point, and two years later I reached a bigger achievement- Big Japan Pro-Wrestling. Along with working for them as a columnist and an Administrator for their Facebook page, I helped bring Big Japan Pro Wrestling together with Combat Zone Wrestling to form a working relationship after a previous working relationship between the two promotions had fallen apart. This new working relationship has led to Big Japan Pro Wrestling having their first event in the United States.

In October 2009 I assisted publicity & promotions company MGM Management with the HULKAMANIA- Let the Battle Begin tour by distributing their press release to pro-wrestling news sites that are popular with Australian fans, and conducting an interview with Solofa Fatu Jr. (better known as, "Rikishi"). Also, in 2012 I wrote a number of columns for Women Superstars Uncensored.

Most recently, I have done social media for Great North Wrestling.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

[STARDOM][PREVIEW] "BEST OF GODDESSES 2018" 11/23/18

Stardom presents, "BEST OF GODDESSES 2018" on November 23 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The card will be as follows:

JAN
Kaori Yoneyama (Artist of Stardom Champion)
Ruaka
Leo Onozaki
vs
Hanan
Rina
Hina

STARS 3 Way Battle
Starlight Kid (Future Of Stardom Champion)
vs.
Shiki Shibusawa
vs.
Natsumi

STARS
Saki Kashima (former Goddesses Of Stardom Champion)
Tam Nakano
vs.
QUEEN'S QUEST UK
Bea Priestley
Chardonnay

OEDO TAI
Kagetsu (former Goddesses Of Stardom Champion)
Hazuki
vs.
Hana Kimura (former Goddesses Of Stardom Champion)
Mari Apache (former AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champion)

Mayu Iwatani (former Goddess of Stardom Champion)
Arisa Hoshiki
vs.
Konami
AZM

Goddesses Of Stardom Championship match
Jungle Kyona (Goddesses Of Stardom Champion)
Natsuko Tora (Goddesses Of Stardom Champion)
vs.
Momo Watanabe
Utami Hayashishita

Friday, November 9, 2018

[Sendai Girls][PREVIEW] "BIG SHOW in 大阪" 11/17/18

Sendai Girls presents, "BIG SHOW in 大阪" on November 17 at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka. The card will be as follows:

Ayame Sasamura
Mei Suruga
vs.
Hana Kimura (former Goddesses Of Stardom Champion)
Ami Sato

Manami
vs.
Cherry

Sakura Hirota
Eiger
vs.
Heidi Katrina (former Sendai Girls Tag Team Champion)
Alex Lee

Dash Chisako (former Sendai Girls Tag Team Champion)
Hiroyo Matsumoto (former Goddess of Stardom Champion)
vs.
Hikaru Shida (former Sendai Girls World Tag Team Champion)
Ryō Mizunami (former WAVE Tag Team Champion)

Mika Iwata (Sendai Girls Tag Team Champion)
Sareee
vs.
Cassandra Miyagi (former Sendai Girls Tag Team Champion)
Aja Kong (former WWWA World Tag Team Champion)

Sendai Girls World Championship match
Chihiro Hashimoto (Sendai Girls World Champion)
vs.
Meiko Satomura (former Sendai Girls World Champion)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

[BJW][PREVIEW] "RYOGOKUTAN~2018" 11/11/18

BJW presents, "RYOGOKUTAN~2018" on November 11 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. The card will be as follows:

Yuichi Taniguchi
vs.
Atsushi Ōhashi

Akiyori Takizawa
Akira Hyodo
vs.
Takuho Katoh
Yuki Ishikawa (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)

Takuya Nomura
Fuminori Abe (NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion)
vs.
666
Shinobu (former BJW Tag Team Champion)
Koju Takeda

Strong BJ
Daichi Hashimoto (Saikyo Tag League 2017 winner)
Hideyoshi Kamitani (former BJW Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Yoshihisa Uto
Kazumi Kikuta

Great Kojika
Shiro Koshinaka
Brahman Shu
Brahman Kei
vs.
Tsutomu Oosugi
Tatsuhito Senga
Tatsuhiko Yoshino
Kōta Sekifuda

Barbed wire board 6 Tag Deathmatch
Yuko Miyamoto
Takumi Tsukamoto (former Yokohama Shopping Street Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Kyu Mogami
vs.
Minoru Fujita
Kankurō Hoshino (former Yokohama Shopping Street Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Ryūichi Sekine

Yuji Okabayashi(fomer BJW World Strong Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Ryuichi Kawakami

Table match for the BJW Tag Team Championship
Ryota Hama (BJW Tag Team Champion)
Yasufumi Nakanoue (BJW Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Takayuki Ueki
Toshiyuki Sakuda

BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship match
Kazuki Hashimoto (BJW Junior Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Yuya Aoki

Madness Massacre Returns
Abdullah Kobayashi (BJW Tag Team Champion)
Ryuji Ito (BJW Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Jun Kasai(former BJW Tag Team Champion)
Jaki Numazawa (BJW Tag Team Champion)

BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship match
Hideki Suzuki(BJW World Strong Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Daisuke Sekimoto (former BJW World Strong Heavyweight Champion)

BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship match
Masashi Takeda (BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Masaya Takahashi (former BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Champion)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

[NOAH][PREVIEW] "GLOBAL LEAGUE 2018" 11/8/18

NOAH, "GLOBAL LEAGUE 2018" continues on November 8 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The card will be as follows:

A Block
Naomichi Marufuji (former GHC Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Kenoh (former GHC Heavyweight Champion)

A Block
Katsuhiko Nakajima (former GHC Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Kohei Sato from ZERO1 (former World Heavyweight Champion)

B Block
Takashi Sugiura (former GHC Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Kaito Kiyomiya

B Block
Go Shiozaki (former GHC Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Kazusada Higuchi from DDT

A Block
Masa Kitamiya
vs.
Mitsuya Nagai from Dradition

B Block
Muhammad Yone (former GHC Openweight Hardcore Champion)
vs.
Atsushi Kotoge (former GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion)

14 Wrestlers Battle Royal
Maybach Taniguchi
Cody Hall
Kazma Sakamoto
Hi69
Minoru Tanaka
Daisuke Harada
Tadasuke
Yo-Hey
Hajime Ohara
Hitoshi Kumano
Yoshinari Ogawa
Masao Inoue (Joikaru Cup Scramble Battle Royal 2013 winner)
Junta Miyawaki
Yoshiki Inamura

Akitoshi Saito
Kotaro Suzuki (One Day Jr. Heavyweight Six Man Tag Tournament 2008 winner)
Chang Jian Feng
vs.
Quiet Storm
Hayata
Lin Dong Xuan

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

[HEAT UP][PREVIEW] 11/24/18

HEAT UP comes to the Miyamae Sports Center in Kanagawa on November 24. The card will be as follows:

Yusaku Ito
vs.
Keito Murota

Yu Iizuka
vs.
Kenta Hattori

Kenichiro Arai (former Dragon Gate Open the Owarai Gate Champion)
vs.
Joji Otani

Tetsuhiro Kuroda (former Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion)
vs.
Prince Kawasaki

Masked Mystery
vs.
Keizō Matsuda

Hiroshi Watanabe
vs.
Guts Ishijima

TAMURA (former HEAT UP Universal Champion)
vs.
Tetsuya Izuchi

Daisuke Kanehira (HEAT UP Universal Champion)
vs.
Akira Jō

[ZERO1][PREVIEW] 11/11/18

ZERO1 comes to the Masuda Civic Gymnasium in Shimane on November 11. The card will be as follows:

Syouki Kitamura
vs.
Yoshikazu Yokoyama (former ZERO1 United National Heavyweight Champion)

Gabaiji-chan
vs.
Chris Vice (former ZERO1 United National Heavyweight Champion)

Hiroyo Matsumoto (former Sendai Girls World Champion)
vs.
Aoki Itsuki

Shinjiro Otani (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)
Super Tiger
vs.
Kohei Sato (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)
Daisuke Ikeda (former FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champion)

Nobuchika Terado
vs.
Shōta Takiya (former KRUSH 55 kg champion)

Towa Iwasaki
vs.
Masato Tanaka (World Heavyweight Champion)

Ikuto Hidaka (NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion)
Takuya Sugawara (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Tatsuhito Takaiwa (former NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion)
SUGI (former NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion)