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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.

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

Recently, I have done blogging and social media for Kyushu Pro Wrestling.

I am currently writing for Michinoku Pro Wrestling. Since the time that I began writing 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.

I am available for more writing work. I create, edit, and rewrite promotional content on websites and social media platforms for companies, as well as design, develop, and direct their web presence and brand identity. I can be contacted via info@harold-williams.com

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

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Luchador: Pro-Wrestling Meets the Supernatural

Check out my piece about wrestling/supernatural action/adventure podcast drama, “The Luchador: 1000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte” for Daily DDT.

http://dld.bz/j4TVM

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Why You Should Visit Canada's West Coast

Many people consider Canada to be one of the best places to visit, particularly the west coast area. What may be of most interest to visitors to my blog is that Canada's west coast has an established pro-wrestling scene, which includes Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling and All-Star Wrestling in Vancouver, Big West Wrestling in Kelowna, 365 Pro Wrestling in Campbell River, Thrash Wrestling in Okanagan, and Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling in Nanaimo.

But there is much more to Canada's west coast than that. Whether you're looking for a place to explore nature, sample new foods and drinks, experience history, or engage in outdoor activities, Canada's west coast is a location to check out.

Vancouver is a great location in Canada for enjoying nature. One example is the forest of Stanley Park, which is near the English Bay and Burrard Inlet. There are 500,000 trees in this park, with trees that are hundreds of feet high. Not only is Stanley Park ideal for sightseeing, but it also is utilized for outdoor activities such as cycling and rollerblading. Winter sports enthusiasts will love spending time in Whistler, a town in Vancouver that is the main place for skiing in Canada. In fact, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games downhill ski events took place there. Whistler is also popular for its upscale dining. Vancouver is also a great place to live, with quality of living data provider Mercer ranking it as the best place to live in North America. There are many Vancouver homes for sale, and it is the chosen city for people who are interested in living at a relaxed pace.

Wine lovers will definitely want to make Kelowna a destination while they are on Canada's west coast. Kelowna paved the way for the west coast in the wine industry, thanks to Calona Vineyards in 1932. Spearhead Winery and Tantalus Vineyards are award winners in this fast-growing city that grew by 8.4% between 2011 and 2016, and visitors can enjoy annual wine-based events such as the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival and the Fall WestJet Wine Tasting at YLW. Boating, golfing, and hiking are popular outdoor activities here. Also, history lovers will enjoy visiting the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Speaking of Okanagan, the main city of Kelowna is Okanagan, which is known for being one of the best places for watersports.

Boasting an environment that creates a balanced lifestyle, Campell River offers places to see history (such as Sybil Andrews Cottage, Maritime Heritage Centre, and the Haig-Brown Kingfisher Creek Heritage Property), camping/fishing/picnicking (at Elk Falls Provincial Park), and kayaking (at Strathcona Park).

One of the most unique places on Canada's west coast is Barkerville Historic Town & Park, a restored gold-mining town that looks the way that it did in the 1800's. Barkerville has shows, shopping, exhibits, and daily programming. The town & park delivers such a realistic experience that it even offers stagecoach rides and gold panning lessons!

Another impressive slice of history can be found at Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. An airtram trip can be taken over Hells Gate, the same river that explorer Simon Frasier traveled in the 1800's, presenting amazing views.

No matter which destination you choose first, one thing is for sure- visiting Canada's west coast will be an experience that you will never forget!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Experience Japan! Many Tours Available

With its extensive history and strong sense of tradition, Japan is a very unique country to travel in. I am currently working with a company that offers various tours of Japan. The itinerary options are below, they include Tokyo, Yokohama, Fuji (Mount Fuji), Urayasu (Disneyland), Nikko, and Hakone. If any of them are of interest to you, contact me via info@harold-williams.com and I will put you in direct contact with the company.

TOKYO A ITINERARY


TOKYO B ITINERARY


TOKYO MUSEUM ITINERARY


YOKOHAMA ITINERARY


MOUNT FUJI A ITINERARY


MOUNT FUJI B ITINERARY


DISNEYLAND ITINERARY


NIKKO ITINERARY


HAKONE ITINERARY

Sunday, September 12, 2021

[Michinoku Pro][PHOTOS] The Great Sasuke 31st Anniversary Tournament- on 9/10/21

You can read a report on the event here.

2016 documentary, “THE GREAT SASUKE”


MUSASHI, Ayumu Gunji, and Koji Kawamura vs. Rui Hyugaji, Yapperman #1, and Yapperman #2.


The ongoing battle between the new generation and the established members of the roster continues.


The action was very competitive.


Rui Hyugaji brought home the win for his team.


Hardcore Battle Royale


Competitors were quickly eliminated, with Pretty Ota and Taro Nohashi being the remaining two.


Taro Nohashi tried to eliminate Pretty Ota.


Pretty Ota threw powder into Taro Nohashi's face to gain an advantage and the win.


Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei executed their trademark suitcase/bowling ball spot on Taro Nohashi


TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, and MENS Teioh (Kaientai ☆ DX) vs. The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, and Super Delfin.


It was the best match of the night.


Kaientai ☆ DX did their trademark pose.


Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, and Pretty Ota suddenly came onto the scene.


Brahman Shu threw powder into The Great Sasuke and TAKA Michinoku's eyes.


Kaientai ☆ DX headed to the back, as TAKA Michonuku's eyes burned in pain.


Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei after their attack.