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Sunday, January 3, 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 1990s, 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 American Wrestling Association Superstars Of Wrestling, and I soon became the publicist/columnist of the main governing body of AWA 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. Also, attendance increased by a significant amount.

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 its fan base to increase before getting TV for 3PW. I explained how getting TV for 3PW is what would increase its 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 was 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 led to Big Japan Pro-Wrestling having its 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 United.

In May 2018 I did social media for Great North Wrestling.

In April and May 2021, I did blogging and social media for Kyushu Pro Wrestling. During that time, the promotion gained 220 new subscribers and 52,746 new views on its official YouTube channel.

Recently, I have done blogging and social media for Yanagase Pro Wrestling. Since the time I began writing for them, Yanagase Pro Wrestling has their anniversary events at a venue where they have had 300 fans. All previous Yanagase Pro Wrestling events took place at a 50-seat venue.

I have also recently written for the China-based Middle Kingdom Wrestling in a Publicist capacity. My work is an essential piece in the multilingual activation, with it being adapted to traditional Chinese for readers in China. I am the first native English writer who has written for a Chinese wrestling organization in history.

In 2019 I began writing for Michinoku Pro Wrestling, in charge of international wrestling. Since the time that I began writing for them, Michinoku Pro stopped choosing Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for its Tokyo events and began focusing on the much larger Korakuen Hall for its Tokyo appearances. The Korakuen Hall is known as a place where many historical moments in the Japanese pro-wrestling scene have occurred. It's to Japan what Madison Square Garden is to the pro-wrestling scene in the United States. Michinoku Pro had a sellout, standing-room-only event on December 13, 2019 at the Korakuen Hall. The event had an attendance of 1,890. That was the highest reported attendance at the Korakuen Hall to date for a pro-wrestling event since April 2015.

I am open to new writing opportunities, from event previews & results reports to wrestler spotlights & social media. I offer sponsored content and an international audience. This blog is now included in Google News, which has over 11 million visits every day, giving your product the opportunity to be promoted in front of millions. Check out my samples and see how I can take your brand to the next level:
https://harold-williams.com/2012/05/samples-of-my-work.html


info@harold-williams.com


I graduated from university with a major in Business and a minor in Computer Applications, which makes me an asset not only as a writer but in a business and technological capacity as well.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

AIWF Mid Atlantic Wrestling 6/22/24 Network Taping! Two Titles on the Line!

North Carolina-based AIWF Mid Atlantic Wrestling will be having a network taping on Saturday, June 22nd at Veterans Park in Mount Airy, North Carolina, with a 7:00 bell time (doors open at 6:00).



One of the matches taking place at this action-packed taping will be for the Mid-Atlantic Title, as Justin Flash defends it against J.A.C.!



In other championship match action, Clara will defending her AIWF Women's World Title!



You can get ticket information by contacting AIWF Mid Atlantic via aiwf20@hotmail.com

AIWF Mid Atlantic is the charter territory of the Allied Independent Wrestling Federations (AIWF). AIWF Mid Atlantic is the oldest active promotion based in the Carolinas, and along with drawing fans in North Carolina, there are many fans oF AIWF Mid Atlantic action in Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia. AIWF Mid Atlantic shows can also be seen worldwide via the AIWF Network.



The Allied Independent Wrestling Federations is a sanctioning body similar to how the NWA was originally a governing body. The AIWF operates under a territory system, where multiple independent wrestling promotions come together under one body. The AIWF has an international presence, with affiliate promotions in different countries around the world. And there are multiple champions under the AIWF banner:
- AIWF World Heavyweight Championship
- AIWF World Tag Team Championship
- AIWF International Championship
- AIWF America's Heavyweight Championship
- AIWF National Championship
- AIWF World Women's Championship
- AIWF European Championship
- European Heavyweight Championship
- AIWF Television Championship
- AIWF World Cruiserweight Championship
- AIWF World Deathmatch Championship

Friday, June 14, 2024

Pro Wrestling ZERO1 USA 6/23/24 SLIDERZ SHOWDOWN: ROUND TWO Event! Two Championships on the Line!

The Illinois-based Pro Wrestling ZERO1 USA and The Prodigy Project will be presenting SLIDERZ SHOWDOWN: ROUND TWO on Sunday, June 23rd at Sliderz Bar & Grill (5983 US-36, Decatur, IL 62521) with a 5:00pm starting time. The Prodigy Project donates to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and when it and ZERO1 USA co-presented the inaugural Sliderz Showdown event last year, $3,882.58 was raised. ZERO1 USA and The Prodigy Project's goal for this year's family friendly event will be to raise even more.



ZERO1 USA Heavyweight Champion Mad Dog Connelly will be defending his championship against Kenny Kalix, and expect this match to feature a battle of stiff strikes, in what essentially will be a match between student and teacher.



Kenny Kalix takes great pride in his striking ability, claiming that in a striking contest, he will always be the winner.



However, Mad Dog Connelly is the man who taught Kenny Kalix how to strike. While Kenny Kalix plans on winning the ZERO1 USA Heavyweight Championship at SLIDERZ SHOWDOWN: ROUND TWO and showing why he claims to be the top prospect in pro-wrestling, Connelly intends to show Kalix why he's the Champion in the first place.



Earlier this year Chris Cutler was crowned the inaugural MadBash Wrestling Champion. In his second defense of the championship, Cutler will face co-holder of the ZERO1 USA Tag Team Championship, The Luminary Jaques Kennedy.



Tickets can be purchased here.

ZERO1 USA is the American affiliate of the Japan-based Pro Wrestling ZERO1. ZERO1 USA was founded in the 2000's, and has represented the ZERO1 brand since 2012. Providing a platform for wrestlers who frequent the Midwestern United States, they have their own set of championships: ZERO1 USA Heavyweight Championship, ZERO1 USA Tag Team Championship, ZERO1 USA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, and ZERO1 Shining Light Championship.



It was in March 2001 that Shinya Hashimoto and Shinjiro Otani presented the very first ZERO1 event in Japan, at Ryogoku Kokugikan in front of 11,000 fans, and live nationally on SKY PerfecTV! via satellite. Over two decades later, ZERO1 continues to host events regularly, presenting its strong style brand of wrestling.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

[XPW][STREAMXPW] "LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO" on 6/23 LIVE

Making its debut in 1999, Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) is a promotion that embraces the deathmatch style. Featuring a mix of seasoned veterans, established names, and new generation talent, XPW is extreme, all-hardcore action. XPW's next event "LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO", will be on Sunday, June 23rd. It will start at 5PM Eastern Time, and it will be broadcast via STREAMXPW.COM, the promotion's own streaming service.



The card will be as follows:


"Last Man Standing", match
Dr. Redacted
vs.
MASADA (former XPW World Heavyweight Champion)




Dirty Ron
vs.
JJ Allin




Eric Dillinger
vs.
Nathan Mowery




Lucky 13




Homeless Jimmy, the XPW King Of The Deathmatch Champion




The Body




Bryant Woods, the IWA Deep South Heavyweight Champion




Eric Ryan, the XPW World Heavyweight Champion




Ken Dixon (as seen in ROH)




Tommy TRAINWRECK




Judge Joe Dred




Lil’ Sicko

AND MORE!

[WWE Speed][X] 6/14/24 Ricochet vs. Andrade

After winning matches in the No.1 Contender Tournament against Karl Anderson and Tommaso Ciampa, Andrade has now set his sights on dethroning the reigning WWE Speed Champion, Ricochet! You can catch the exciting action of this very important WWE Speed match this Friday, June 14, 12 ET on the X platform. WWE Speed Championship matches have a five-minute limit.



As WWE Speed Champion, Ricochet firmly established himself as the standard-bearer of the championship, making it represent lightning-quick, high-flying action. Meanwhile, Andrade, who as a former WWE United States Champion is no stranger to holding championship gold, has an unwavering ambition and seeks to add the WWE Speed Championship to his resume. His lucha libre skills combined with his technical wrestling style will make this match the most competitive WWE Speed Championship match yet, as Ricochet intends to leave the ring still champion after the final bell.



Will Ricochet retain the WWE Speed Championship and continue his reign, or will this match mark the beginning of Andrade's era as Champion? Find out this Friday!

[UPDATED- match can be seen below]



Wednesday, June 12, 2024

[Femmes Fatales / North Shore Pro Wrestling] Renaissance on 6/29 at Horizon Center (Quebec)

Active since 2009, the Quebec, Canada-based Femmes Fatales is considered by many fans to be not only the best women's wrestling in the city of Quebec, but the country of Canada as well. Fellow Quebec-based North Shore Pro Wrestling (NSPW) has been a favorite of fans in Quebec for over ten years, and shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to host shows on a regular basis. On Saturday, June 29th at Horizon Center in Quebec with an 8 PM start time, Femmes Fatales and NSPW will co-present, "Renaissance".



One of the matches that will take place will decide who is the #1 contender for the Femmes Fatales Championship, earning them a shot at the championship that is currently held by Nicole Matthews, who has appeared in many promotions internationally, including WWE and AEW.



The participants in the match to decide the #1 contender for the Femmes Fatales Championship are three of the top woman wrestlers on the Canadian scene: the technically skilled seasoned veteran Kacey Diamond, new-generation talent Kristara, and Rose, who is the newest addition to the Femmes Fatales roster and has appeared in AEW.



The rest of the card will be announced in the near future, but it's already clear that this will be a significant event having implications for the Femmes Fatales Title scene! For those of you who will be in Quebec on June 29th and can attend this event at Horizon Center, tickets can be purchased here.

If you will be unable to be in Quebec on June 29th, you can see, "Renaissance" via IndependentWrestling.TV (use promo code FF24), a livestreaming platform available on Android, iOS, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and online.

[NCW][PREVIEW] NCW Rebellion - 6/22/24 (Quebec)

Northern Championship Wrestling (NCW) was founded in 1986, and the Quebec, Canada-based promotion is one of the most popular promorions in Canada. Although NCW has brought in talents who made names for themselves in WWE and TNA, NCW usually focuses on giving wrestlers who live in Quebec and its surrounding area the opportunity to showcase their talents.

NCW's next event will be "Rebellion", on Saturday, June 22nd at Jean-Guy Cardinal Center (156, 3e Avenue, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines) in Quebec with a 7:30 pm starting time.



The card will be as follows:


NCW Championship
Shawn Mason (NCW Champion)
vs.
Dave La Justice





NCW Inter-Cites Championship
Max Lemire (NCW Inter-Cites Champion)
vs.
Leon Saver (former NCW Inter-Cites Champion)




Chakal
vs.
Karl Jepson




"Triple Threat", match
Kevin Beru
vs.
Yayne Harrison
vs.
Alex Maze




Melanie Havok
vs.
Sam Kelly




Razz Mansour
vs.
El Chato




NCW Tag Team Championship
Le Bal des Monstres (NCW Tag Team Champions)
vs.
Genesis

Tickets can be purchased here.