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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 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.

Recently, I have done social media for Great North Wrestling.

I am currently blogging for Michinoku Pro Wrestling. Since the time that I began blogging for them, Michinoku Pro had a sellout, standing room only event on December 13, 2019 at the Korakuen Hall. 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. 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.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] FREEDOMS Youngdoms Pro-Wrestling 4 1/19/19

Independent Wrestling TV presents FREEDOMS' 1/19/19 Youngdoms Pro-Wrestling 4. Matches in this video are as follows:

Toru Sugiura
Yuya Susumu
vs.
Naoki Kamata
Shota Nakagawa

Jun Masaoka
vs.
Violento Jack

Masamune
vs.
Akiyori Takizawa

Takahiro Katori
vs.
TORU

Shoki Kitamura
Towa Iwasaki
vs.
Naoki Kamata
Shunsuke Sayama

This FREEDOMS event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more FREEDOMS action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

Friday, July 3, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] FREEDOMS Hot Free People 2019 1/19/19

Independent Wrestling TV presents FREEDOMS' 1/19/19 FREEDOM Hot Free People. Matches in this video are as follows:

Brahman Brothers
Brahman Kei
Brahman Shu
vs.
Naoki Kamata
Takashi Sasaki

Takahiro Katori
vs.
Kengo Mashimo

Masamune
vs.
Chikara

Shuichiro Katsumura
Shunsuke Sayama
vs.
KAZMA SAKAMOTO
Yuya Susumu

GENTARO
Takashi Sasaki
TORU
vs.
Kenji Fukimoto
Masashi Takeda
Minoru Fujita

(vacant) King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Championship match Kamui
Toru Sugiura
vs.
Mammoth Sasaki
Violento Jack

This FREEDOMS event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more FREEDOMS action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

Monday, June 29, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] FREEDOMS FREEDOM Vallentain 2019 2/10/19

Independent Wrestling TV presents FREEDOMS' 2/10/19 FREEDOM Vallentain. Matches in this video are as follows:

Kengo Mashimo
Tomoya Hirata
vs.
Karate Brahman
Brahman Brothers
Brahman Kei
Brahman Shu

GENTARO
Naoki Kamata
vs.
Shunsuke Sayama
TORU

Kamui
Takashi Sasaki
Toru Sugiura
vs.
Kenji Fukimoto
Mad Dog
Masashi Takeda

UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship match
Kenichiro Arai (UWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Dragon Libre

King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Championship match
Mammoth Sasaki (King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champion)
Violento Jack (King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Masamune
Yuya Susumu

Fluorescent Lighttubes & Alpha Death match for King Of FREEDOM World Championship
Jun Kasai (King Of FREEDOM World Champion)
vs.
Toshiyuki Sakuda

This FREEDOMS event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more FREEDOMS action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

Monday, June 22, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] FREEDOMS This Is Our Era 2019 3/7/19

Independent Wrestling TV presents FREEDOMS' 3/7/19 This Is Our Era. Matches in this video are as follows:

Shunsuke Sayama
vs.
Naoki Kamata

Masamune
TORU
vs.
Chikara
Kamui

Tomoya Hirata
vs.
Kengo Mashimo

Yuko Miyamoto
Yuya Susumu
vs.
Masashi Takeda
Minoru Fujita

King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Championship match
Mammoth Sasaki (King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champion)
Violento Jack (King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champion)
vs.
GENTARO
Kenichiro Arai

Fluorescent Light Tubes Death match
Takashi Sasaki
Toru Sugiura
vs.
Jun Kasai
Kenji Fukimoto

This FREEDOMS event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more FREEDOMS action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] FREEDOMS THE Gekokujo 2019 3/31/19

Independent Wrestling TV presents FREEDOMS' 3/31/19 THE Gekokujo. Matches in this video are as follows:

Minoru Fujita
vs.
Masamune

GENTARO
Kamui
Onryo
vs.
KAZMA SAKAMOTO
TORU
Yuya Susumu

UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship match
Kenichiro Arai (UWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion)
vs.
Mitsuo Momota

King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Championship match
Mammoth Sasaki (King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champion)
Violento Jack (King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Takashi Sasaki
Tomoya Hirata

Fluorescent Lighttubes & Ladder Death match
Masashi Takeda
vs.
Toru Sugiura

No Canvas & Glass Board & Self Board Death match for the King Of FREEDOM World Championship
Jun Kasai (King Of FREEDOM World Champion)
vs.
Kenji Fukimoto

This FREEDOMS event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more FREEDOMS action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

Friday, June 19, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] FREEDOMS GW No Shuyaku Wa Oreda 2019 4/18/19

Independent Wrestling TV presents FREEDOMS' 4/18/19 GW No Shuyaku Wa Oreda. Matches in this video are as follows:

Masamune
vs.
Tatsuya Hanami

Naoki Kamata
Shoki Kitamura
vs.
Brahman Brothers
Brahman Kei
Brahman Shu

Shinsuke Sayama
vs.
Yuya Susumu

TORU
YASSHI
vs.
GENTARO
Kenichiro Arai

Hardcore match
Mammoth Sasaki
Takashi Sasaki
Violento Jack
vs.
Kamui
Tomoya Hirata
Toru Sugiura

Four Sided Fluorescent Lighttubes Death match
Jun Kasai
Masashi Takeda
vs.
Kenji Fukimoto
Minoru Fujita

This FREEDOMS event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more FREEDOMS action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.