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, 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 and 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 announced an event at a 600-seat venue. 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

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:

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, April 17, 2024

[YPW][TwitCasting] Yanagase Pro Wrestling on 4/20 LIVE

One week after the ladies of Ladius were in action, YPW will bring their men's division to SPORTS BAR M's Cafe this Saturday, April 20, with the event starting at 19:30 Japan Time. Every month, Yanagase Pro Wrestling is broadcast LIVE on TwitCasting, a livestreaming service based in Japan that has over 33 million registered users worldwide.

The card will be as follows:

"Exhibition", match
Yasu Kubota (ZERO1 star)
Macho Gallows (a trainee of YPW)

Michio Kageyama (as seen in NOAH, DDT, BJW, AJPW, and ZERO1)
Convoy Nishio
Yasu Kubota (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)
Hide Kubota (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)

Rekka (as seen in Michinoku Pro, NJPW, AJPW, DG, and BJW)
JADE (as seen in AJPW)

Kenta Kosugi (BJW star)
Lowther (as seen in DDT, AJPW, and BJW)
Jack Kennedy (as seen in DDT, BJW, and ZERO1)
Tomoya Haraguchi

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

[WWE Speed][X] 4/17/24 Johnny Gargano vs. Angel

Get ready for a fast-paced encounter on the next episode of WWE Speed this Wednesday, April 17, 12 ET on the X platform, as two talented veterans known for their innovative offense will clash when Johnny Gargano faces Angel! WWE Speed features a unique format of its matches having a three-minute limit as Superstars compete to decide who will advance to the next round in a tournament to crown the inaugural WWE Speed Champion.

Although both Johnny Gargano and Angel have been focusing on the tag team scene this year, neither man is a stranger to singles success, with Gargano's championship accolades including a reign as WWE NXT Champion, and the WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship being amongst the championships on Angel's resume.

Johnny Gargano and Angel were in NXT at the same time from 2019 to 2020, but a match never took place between the two. With Gargano having 19 years of experience and Angel having 15 years of experience, it will be very interesting to see what happens when these two veterans face each other in singles action for the first time in their careers. Both Gargano and Angel's ring styles are an asset in matches that feature WWE Speed's rapid pace. Angel's offense is always quick and includes agility-based moves that can put an opponent on the mat immediately and in position for a potential cover. Meanwhile, Gargano has the technical skills to keep an opponent grounded and put their shoulders on the mat for a three-count. Both men will deliver a match that features impressive displays of athleticism, but only one of them will make it to the next round and go against former WWE NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed in the semi-finals. Who will it be? Watch WWE Speed this week to find out!

[UPDATED- match can be seen below]

Monday, April 15, 2024

[HERO][UPDATE] The complete card for the 4/27/24 Tokyo event!

On Saturday, April 27, 6:45 PM (doors will open at 6:15 PM), HERO makes its return to Shinkiba 1stRING (1-6-24 Shinkiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo) for a very special event!

The card will be as follows:

"Barbed Wire Board Street Fight Death". match
Tomoryu (as seen in FMW)
Atsushi Onita (legend, FMW-E star)
Raijin Yaguchi (former FMW star)
[Mystery partner]
Wild Bear (as seen in ZERO1 and FMW)
Guts Ishijima (of TTT)
Takuya Kaiwa

Mineo Fujita (former ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight and NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion)
Kaji Tomato (former BJW Junior Heavyweight Champion)

Makoto (former International Ribbon Tag Team Champion)
Maria (of Marvelous)
Misa Kagura (of JTO)

Shigeo Kato (former UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)
Tomonori Chiba (former UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion)
Ricky Fuji (of 2AW)
Shirasu Kid (of Seisho Pro-Wrestling)

Shota Nakagawa produced match
Shota Nakagawa (as seen in AJPW, DDT, BJW, and WAVE)
Kuma Arashi (as seen in AJPW, BJW, ZERO1, and FMW)
Andy Wu (as seen in AJPW, DDT, BJW, ZERO1, and FMW)
Black Avalon

HERO events are operated by GPS Promotion, and tickets for HERO 40 can purchased at the GPS Web Shop here.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Michinoku Pro 5/3/24 Akita City Event! Golden Week Series 2024!

The wrestlers of Michinoku Pro will be in action on May 3 at Selion Plaza in Akita City (2:00 PM), as a part of Golden Week series 2024.

The card will be as follows:

Yapper Man 1 (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Yapper Man 2 (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Ayumu Gunji
Manjimaru (former Tohoku Tag Team Champion)
Ken45 (former UWA World Trios Champion)

Rui Hyugaji (former Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion)
ARASHI (as seen in Ice Ribbon)

GAINA (the first Tohoku, UWA World, Kyushu Pro Wrestling Triple Crown Tag co-Champion in pro-wrestling history)
Thunder Summers
Australian Wolf (former NWA AWA Tag Team Champion)

The Great Sasuke (former Tohoku Tag Team Champion & UWA World Tag Team Champion)
Rasse (Tohoku Tag Team Champion)
Brahman Shu (former Tohoku Tag Team Champion)
Brahman Kei (former Tohoku Tag Team Champion)

Taro Nohashi (former Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion)
Ringo Yamaya

Tickets are available at Lawson Ticket, Ticket Pia, e +, and via Michinoku Pro Wrestling Telephone Reservation- 019 (687) 2431.

On an important note, if you purchase a ticket from someplace other than the online shop, you will have to write your address, name, and phone number on the ticket stub (the smaller one) in order to be able to enter the arena.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

WWE Speed: The WWE Program Perfect for Japanese Wrestling Fans

In a previous blog post, I compared Japanese and American wrestling, looking at the differences between the two. Since that time, WWE has now created a show that has similarities to the Japanese wrestling style. The show is named "WWE Speed", a program that will focus on fast-paced, exciting, and unpredictable action, streamed exclusively via X (Twitter) on Wednesdays at noon ET/9 a.m. PT.

WWE Speed features an innovative format- its matches have a three-minute limit, promising nonstop action. Matches that don't have pauses of action are something that people who follow Japanese wrestling are familiar with. From promotions with a lucha libre-inspired style like Michinoku Pro to the aggressiveness of the wrestlers in Ladius (the ladies' division of the Gifu-based Yanagase Pro Wrestling), the Japanese wrestling scene is the breeding ground for exciting and energetic matches with an emphasis on athleticism.

Like Japanese wrestling, WWE Speed strives to spotlight high-flying maneuvers and impressive counters, and being that all WWE Speed matches are short, the pace will always be relentless, surely keeping fans on the edge of their seats. And while there is usually a major focus on feuds and promos in American wrestling, WWE Speed is all about action. Also, the condensed format of WWE Speed increases the chances that there will be many matches that will have unexpected outcomes.

WWE Speed includes wrestlers who had championship success in Japan, such as Ricochet, who is a former Open The Dream Gate Champion, and Dragon Lee, who is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. They both have experience providing fast-paced action and high-flying moves that appeal to many fans of Japanese wrestling. This could lead to a more globalized wrestling audience for WWE.

WWE Speed offers a unique and action-packed viewing experience that complements the promos, comedy, and showmanship WWE provides for its audience, which would increase the growth of the WWE Universe. Not only fans of Japanese wrestling, but wrestling fans in general who enjoy the fast-paced style of wrestling.

Beyond the WWE Universe, WWE Speed's spotlighting fast-paced matches with limited downtime has the potential to revitalize the professional wrestling industry as a whole, with a renewed emphasis on in-ring action and athleticism. Also, the shorter format might provide new opportunities for wrestlers who excel in high-flying maneuvers or fast-paced action to shine, creating new stars who would further influence the overall wrestling style. And this new format might also inspire innovative spots by wrestlers in and outside of WWE.

It will be interesting to see how WWE promotes WWE Speed in the coming weeks and months, and what impact it will have on the pro-wrestling landscape. I believe that WWE Speed has the potential to be successful.

[YPW][TwitCasting] WAVE Stars Appearing for the Live 4/12 “Ladius Friday Night Match”!

Yanagase Pro Wrestling (YPW) presents, "Ladius Friday Night Match" this Friday, April 12 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. This week, star power will be added to the Ladius ring as Sae and Mari Manji will face WAVE stars Regina Di WAVE Champion Yuki Miyazaki and Kohaku!

Key members of Ladius, Sae and Mari Manji many times have faced visitors who step into their ring, and Sae or Manji usually are the winner of the match. Meanwhile, WAVE is among the most popular wrestling organizations in Japan, and Yuki Miyazaki and Kohaku will be providing competition at a high level. This will be an unpredictable match to not be missed, and you can watch it live on TwitCasting for only 1,000 yen, which is around 7 USD. Be there at 20:00 Japan Time, and you can use a time zone converter to find out what time that is in your area to make sure that you don't miss any of the live pro-wrestling action.

And after you've watched the "Friday Night Match", check out the April 6 Yanagase Pro Wrestling event that was broadcast live on TwitCasting, to see what the men's division of YPW has to offer.

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.