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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:

- News and articles
- Creative writing
- Promotional writing
- Website content

I offer:
- Sponsored content & event coverage
- Social media promotion
- International audience


info@harold-williams.com


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.

Samples of my work: http://dld.bz/jeRzq

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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Wrestler Spotlight: Bill Collier - Making a “Big Time” Impact

A seasoned veteran, Bill Collier, nicknamed "Big Time", is an independent wrestler who has much to offer and makes appearances in many promotions, carving his own path and making an impression everywhere he goes.



Bill Collier began seeing success on the independent scene early in his career. Before Collier's third year, he had already captured heavyweight championships in the Pennsylvania-based Pro Wrestling Rampage, Allied Powers Wrestling Federation, and Diamond Championship Wrestling. As Collier's career progressed, he quickly left his mark in other promotions, including the New York-based Empire State Wrestling, where Collier made his debut in 2011 and won the ESW Heavyweight Championship only three years later.

Bill Collier's consistency of quickly rising to the top of promotions shows that he has a strong work ethic and the skills to make him a valuable commodity in promotions that give him an opportunity.

Bill Collier has become ESW Heavyweight Champion three times, and one of his best defense matches was in 2017 against a very familiar face in the pro-wrestling industry, Trent Beretta, who at the time was one of the stars of NJPW, and today is one of stars of AEW.



Currently, Bill Collier holds the championships of three different independent promotions. Along with the ESW World Heavyweight Championship, he also holds the International Wrestling Cartel Heavyweight Championship and Greektown Pro Wrestling's Greektown Cup Championship. Another highlight on Collier's resume is that he made AEW appearances in 2021.



Skill-wise, Bill Collier is well-rounded and capable of wrestling various styles. Whether he is technical wrestling, brawling, or displaying his agility, Collier never ceases to give fans their money's worth. Which is why even when he is a heel, Collier has their respect.

"Big Time" Bill Collier is a wrestler who you should keep your eyes on. Whether he is dominating on the independent scene or showing what he is capable of on a larger stage, Collier will continue living up to his nickname by leaving a lasting impression every time he steps in the ring.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Last Ever SHIMMER Champion Zoey Skye Returns to Pro Wrestling Rampage on 6/1 at Changing The Game!

Pro Wrestling Rampage (PWR) returns to SAGA CLUB in Erie, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 1st with a 6PM starting time (doors open at 5PM), for PWR Changing The Game! And along with that return will be the return of the last ever SHIMMER Champion, Zoey Skye!



Early in Zoey Skye's career, she began honing her craft in the Pro Wrestling Rampage ring. Since that time, Skye has achieved many accomplishments in her career, the most notable one being winning the SHIMMER Championship at the final SHIMMER event, making Skye the promotion's last champion. It's a significant accomplishment in her wrestling career, being that during the period that SHIMMMER was active, it was considered the top women's wrestling promotion in America. As the last SHIMMER Chanpion, Skye will be forever linked with the championship, recognized as the one who closed out the final chapter in SHIMMER's history. Other highlights in Skye's career include wrestling for Stardom from 2018 to 2020, and appearing in AEW and MLW.


ALSO ON THE CARD


Anthony Young (as seen in AEW)
vs.
Mattick (as seen in ROH)
vs.
Nick Ando (as seen in XPW)




PWR Lake Erie Championship
Dakoda Orion (PWR Lake Erie Champion)
vs.
Dave Bentley




Alex Daniels (as seen in CZW, IWA MS, and EVOLVE)
vs.
Gavin Glass (as seen in CZW and IWA MS)




Darren Crowe
vs.
Ryze




Cerin Rahne
vs.
Tommy K


CXR, the tag team champions of Empire State Wrestling (the owner of Pro Wrestling Rampage)




Cloudy (former IWS star)




William Gaines

Tickets can be purchased here, or at Actiontoyman (where you will get $5 off a General Admission ticket if you spend $20).

Saturday, May 25, 2024

[DIANA LIVE] World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana on 5/26 LIVE

Active since 2011 and founded by former WWWA Champion Kyoko Inoue, World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana features a mix of legends and new-generation talent, making it a promotion that has something for everyone who enjoys women's wrestling. On Sunday, May 26th, the women of Diana will be action with the event starting at 13:00 Japan Time, and it will be broadcast via DIANA Live, the promotion's own live streaming service.





The card will be as follows:

World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana World Championship
Haruka Umesaki (World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana World Champion)
vs.
Tae Honma (former Ice Ribbon star)

[CRYSIS]
Jaguar Yokota (former AJW star)
Ayako Sato (World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Kyoko Inoue
Mizuki Kato (as seen in ZERO1 and WAVE)

Nanami (as seen in Stardom, ZERO1, Ice Ribbon, Sendai Girls, WAVE, and PURE-J)
Miran (as seen in Stardom, Ice Ribbon, and PURE-J)
vs.
Yuma Makoto
Sae (of Yanagase Pro Wrestling)

Makoto (former International Ribbon Tag Team Champion)
Maika Ozaki (former International Ribbon Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Deborah K (as seen in ZERO1 and WAVE)
Mari Manji (of Yanagase Pro Wrestling)

Himiko (as seen in ZERO1, Ice Ribbon, WAVE, and PURE-J)
vs.
Akane Fujita (of Prominence)

Friday, May 24, 2024

WWE’s Historic Return to Japan This July

WWE has announced this week that after a five-year hiatus, they will be making their long-awaited return to Japan this July, with three live shows:

Thursday, July 25th: Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan

Friday, July 26th & Saturday, July 27th: Back-to-back shows at Ryogoku Arena in Tokyo, Japan



For WWE fans who live in Japan, the WWE Supershow Summer Tour is more than a tour- it's a homecoming celebration. WWE's past tours in Japan went over big with fans, as they had the opportunity to see WWE Superstars live and in person. This return marks a chance to reignite that magic and celebrate the deep connection between Japanese fans and former WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, former WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors, and former WWE Women's Champion IYO SKY, four WWE Superstars who honed their craft in Japan before joining WWE. When Nakamura returned to his roots during a previous WWE visit to Japan, he received a wild reaction from the fans. This July, the fans' response to Nakamura will likely be no different.



WWE's return to Japan will also showcase other WWE Superstars, including Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes, WWE Triple Crown winner Drew McIntyre, and former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. This tour will be more than matches- it will be a cultural exchange, as WWE Superstars will again experience the unique passion of the Japanese wrestling audience that is known for their respect and unwavering support.

Currently, fans in Japan can watch WWE's Raw and SmackDown programs on ABEMA platforms in primetime with Japanese commentary, NXT on-demand via ABEMA Video, and WWE Premium Live Events live on ABEMA. This tour will be an opportunity for WWE to further spotlight its global reach and could lead to the WWE-Japan partnership going to another level, with future communication, collaboration, talent exchanges, and joint events. While WWE's return to Japan will be exciting for fans, it will also be a chance to rekindle a historic bond and write a new chapter in the pro-wrestling industry.

Tickets to see WWE's return to Japan will go on sale at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 via e + (where there is an exclusive presale opportunity), Lawson Ticket, Ticket Pia, and Kyodo Tokyo.

[WWE Speed][X] 5/24/24 Ricochet vs. Tyler Bate

After outlasting the competition in an exciting No. 1 Contenders Tournament, Tyler Bate has earned a title shot against the inaugural WWE Speed Champion, Ricochet! This will be his first time putting the gold on the line!




You can catch the exciting action of this very significant episode of WWE Speed this Friday, May 24, 12 ET on the X platform. WWE Speed features a unique format of its matches having a three-minute limit.



A perfect representation of what WWE Speed and its championship are all about, Ricochet has amazing agility and performs maneuvers that defy gravity.



But will that be enough to overcome the strength, quick thinking, and technical skills of Tyler Bate, who was not only the inaugural WWE NXT United Kingdom Champion, but is the only competitor who held it twice, and was also the final holder of the championship?



One thing is for certain, with a match sure to feature lightning-fast action, you will miss 50% of the contest if you blink!



Will Ricochet's first WWE Speed Championship defense be a successful one, or will a new champion be crowned? Find out in minutes this Friday!

[UPDATED- match can be seen below]



[YPW][TwitCasting] "Ladius Friday Night Match" on 5/24 LIVE

Yanagase Pro Wrestling (YPW) presents, "Ladius Friday Night Match" this Friday, May 24 at SPORTS BAR M's Cafe, with the event starting at 8:00 PM. Ladius is the ladies' division of YPW. Twice a month, "Ladius Friday Night" is broadcast LIVE on TwitCasting, a livestreaming service based in Japan that has over 33 million registered users worldwide.

Sae and Mari Manji know each other better than anyone. Every year, they engage in a series of matches, testing their skills and improving along the way, as they push their limits. This year's series has been challenging for Sae, who lost to Manji in the first three matches. In their fourth match, Sae rallied and broke her losing streak, defeating Manji. Will Sae maintain her momentum, or will Manji return to her winning ways? You can find out live on TwitCasting for only 1,000 yen, which is around 6 USD. Be there at 20:00 Japan Time!



Yanagase Pro Wrestling was founded in 2017 and presents 3 - 4 events per month (with 2 of them being Ladius events), the final event of the year being an annual Christmas Special. Along with YPW's own talented roster, its events also feature stars of the Japanese wrestling scene who have had impressive accomplishments outside of YPW. All YPW events can be watched live via TwitCasting and are available to watch in full for the following two weeks after the live broadcast.

To learn more about Yanagase Pro Wrestling and Ladius, check out my closer look at Yanagase Pro Wrestling. Also, learn about Yanagase Pro Wrestling's impact on the Gifu community.