AS I SEE IT 3/12

Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

So, WWE is in the homestretch to Wrestlemania. The company has a main event they've been building for a year: The Rock versus John Cena. It's the buildup for biggest show of the year for WWE...and usually storylines heat up in anticipation for WWE's day of the year.

Yet TV ratings are pretty much at the same levels as they were when football season started. The hoped-for gains for the home stretch aren't coming so far.


Because WWE is too busy trying to be an "action-adventure" show. Kind of tough when, even though a lot of the Rock-Cena promos have been entertaining, the shows since Elimination Chamber are heavy on talk, and light on action or "adventure". It's busy trying to be an "sports entertainment" juggernaut, producing films, trying to start a TV network (something that seems to be quietly being put on the back burner), trying to be an internet content provider on You Tube, and trying to get over on Twitter...all rather than do one simple thing:

Being a wrestling company.

Only recently has the word "wrestling" been permitted on occasion to creep slowly into commentary again. The purpose of wrestling on television is to get people to come to shows, buy PPVs, and buy related merchandise. Not to get over wrestlers or storylines briefly trending on Twitter, then forgotten about as soon as the next interesting thing comes along. Yet if you'd watch RAW, you'd think that was often the primary purpose of get something trending, rather than to get over the storyline and the wrestlers in the ring.

In the end, the next few weeks shows need to say ot people like you and's why we want to spend a good chunk of money for our signature PPV, and if in the area, to come to the related events like the Hall of Fame, AXXESS; and buy any and all related merchandise.

Another reminder on cancer-related charity shows.

The star-studded event happens Saturday, April 28, 2012 with a 7:45 pm bell-time at the Parks & Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ.

Headlining the extravaganza are main event bouts with WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana and WWE Legend The Rocker Marty Jannetty. Santana and Jannetty are former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champions. WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers, a former Survivor Series winner, hosts a meet and greet session. Kevin Knight will defend the IWF Heavyweight Title. Also appearing are Self-Made Travis Blake with IWF Commissioner Richard Ross, Hi-Definition Chris Steeler, Phat Daddy Biggie Biggs, Outlaw Shane O'Brien, IWF Tag Team Champions The Master Frank Scoleri and Absolutely Edwin, All-Star Austin Williams, The Gambler Mr. Casino, Roman, Doctor Hurtz, Nightlife Nicky Oceans, Mad Dawg Jenkins, Rock Queen Alissa, AJ Sparxx, and more.

"Join the Department of Parks and Recreation on their mission to help find cures, raise funds and support the American Cancer Society," said Nutley Mayor Mauro G. Tucci.

Doors open 7 pm as Ocean Beach NJ Sales and Rentals presents the interactive All-Access Pre-Event Fan Fest where families can connect with health-related businesses featuring Muscle Maker Grill of Nutley and Lyndhurst, Signature Fitness of Belleville, High Street Rehab of Nutley, and Champion Nutrition. The Fan Fest is free with your event ticket.

Net proceeds from the spectacular will be donated to Relay For Life. Advance tickets available online at Advance tickets also available at the Nutley Recreation Department, 44 Park Avenue, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (check or money order only, payable to: Relay For Life Nutley). 'Kids of all ages will see a sports-entertainment spectacle like no other,' said Kevin Knight. "We are proud to return home to the site of the first-ever IWF Event in 1998 and present this special Fundraiser in conjunction with Mayor Tucci and the Parks and Recreation Department."

In the UK, Power Trip Wrestling does shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust. They have two shows coming up to benefit the cause:

First, Power Trip Wrestling's 5th Birthday Show. Come and celebrate the UK's loudest wrestling promotion's 5th Birthday Show, as Power Trip Wrestling present another fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust, in their hometown of Luton on Friday 23rd March 2012 at the Hightown Club, Oxen Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 0DZ. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30 pm. Tickets are £5 each. To reserve tickets, call 07590 109866

Matches thus far: TITLE MATCH : PTW World Champion 'Sexy' Zizou Middoux w/PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player VS 'The Renegade' Marcus Phayer!; TITLE MATCH : PTW World Tag Team Champions 'The Business' Anton Green & Gabriel Myers VS CJ Gunner & Steve Omega; TITLE MATCH - 'No Disqualification' : PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player w/PTW World Champion Zizou Middoux, will defend the title against Danny Disco; TAG TEAM MATCH : 'The Untouchables', Thomas Stevens & Kevin Carter VS Chris Hawk, and making his PTW debut, the as featured on Radio 1, Dan Kowboy West!; * SINGLES MATCH : El Technico Supremo VS Prisoner 666; A Ten Man Battle Royal - already signed to wrestle in it, are Kidd Kosmo, 'Fire Storm' Gino Perri, Matt Heat, and more to be announced; plus Robert Rochester-Rose, Rudi, Wolf, Slayer, and many more - keep checking this event wall for more details!

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Then, Power Trip Wrestling Present "When We Shoot - We Score' - a fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust! on Saturday 7th April, at The Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QA., Doors open 6.30pm, Show starts 7.00pm. Tickets are £7 adults, £5 children/concessions, £20 family of four (2 adults/2 children)

Matches scheduled : * Former TNA, ROH, and top UK wrestling star 'Wonderkid' Jonny Storm VS Kettering's hometown hero 'The BlackHeart' Rudi!; TITLE MATCH : PTW World Champion 'Sexy' Zizou Middoux w/PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player VS Lewy 'Ripper' Paradise!; TITLE MATCH : PTW Internet Champion 'Black Magic' Shaka VS Thomas Stevens!; Robert Rochester-Rose VS 'The Renegade' Marcus Phayer!; TITLE MATCH : PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player will defend the title.....but against who? ; 10 Man Battle Royal including CJ Gunner, Slayer, Tyler Star, Matt Heat, and more to be announced... Plus...making their PTW and UK debuts, from New York, USA - Team CK (Sean Carr & Kage) and PTW stars such as Born To Fly (Alex Young & TJ Ski), Steve Omega, Chris Sharpe, and more to be confirmed in the upcoming weeks to the show!

"Power Trip Wrestling - "Bedfordshire's Favourite Family Night Out - As Featured on National Television (BBC2, Sky Digital), TalkSPORT radio, The Sun, & The Metro newspapers, BBC Radio Northampton & BBC 3 Counties Radio, and much more!"

Until next time...

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