Friday, January 5, 2007

INDY WRESTLING NOTES: 1PW Closes, Castagnoli comments, WWE signs Shimmer wrestler, WSX notes, CZW shoots, more

By Art Shimko

-- INDY WRESTLING NOTES: 1PW Closes, Castagnoli comments, WWE signs Shimmer wrestler, WSX notes, CZW shoots, more

-- From 1PW's site:

Important Information Regarding 1PW

It is with the deepest regret and sadness that 1PW Promotions Limited announces today the company has ceased trading, effective today, and has entered into liquidation.

The cease of trading is effective immediately, and thus all future dates, including the January 13th No Turning Back show, are sadly cancelled.

On behalf of 1PW Promotions Limited I want to extend our heartfelt apology to anyone inconvenienced or disappointed by the cancellation of upcoming shows.

Fans who have purchased tickets to upcoming shows can send an e mail to . All queries will be dealt with in a prompt and professional manner by our appointed insolvency practitioners.

Any enquiries of a commercial nature should be directed to David Ward, Kaye Littlewood Solicitors, The Blades Enterprise Centre, Forsyth Suite, John Street, Sheffield S2 4SU

Phil Lowe of has more on the story.

-- Claudio Castagnoli posted a message on his Myspace page regarding rumors of his status as a U.S. resident, probably stemming from the situation with his WWE Developmental deal which has been delayed:

Ladies and Gentlemen this is an official statement issued by one Castagnoli Claudio.

There have been rumors about my status as a US resident, my visa, work visa and so forth.

Those rumors are FALSE.

These rumors hurt me, my integrity and my status in this country and business.

I’m a man of honor, pride and integrity.

I do have a green card or permanent resident card if you will and also do have a social security number. In case you don’t know, you need both of these in order to be and work in this country legally.

So before so called “News Sites” and “Newsletters” release heavy statements or rumors like that, they should really do their job. It’s called research.

Let me close by saying there was and is nothing wrong with my visa or residential status.

Castagnoli, Claudio

-- From Today's Shimmer Women Athletes update:

Everyone at SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES would like to congratulate Natalie Neidhart on achieving her goal of signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment earlier this week. We were fortunate enough to have Nattie as a part of the SHIMMER family during late 2006, and she fit in perfectly with the rest of the performers on our DVD series. A big thank you goes out to Nattie for her SHIMMER contributions.

Nattie Neidhart is a class act in every sense and has an extremely bright future in pro wrestling. She joins several fellow SHIMMER alumni currently under contract in the WWE developmental system -- Beth Phoenix, Krissy Vaine, Shantelle Taylor, and Nikita.

Nattie will appear on Volumes 6, 7, and 8 of the SHIMMER DVD series. Look for Volume 6 to be released within the next two weeks at

Best of luck, Nattie!

Post your thoughts in the following thread at the SHIMMER Forums...

-- Amy Dumas (Lita) is reportedly to work for Hermie Sadler's UWF promotion as reported that she's signed with the company for an unspecified number of dates.

-- Wrestling Society X notes from
- The debut episode airs on MTV January 30th at 10:30PM and features Jack Evans vs. Matt Sydal and Vampiro, Sean Waltman, Teddy Hart, New Jack, Youth Suicide, Kaos, Puma, Al Katrazz, Justin Credible, and Chris Hamrick in an Over the Top Rope Elimination/Ladder match for two WSX contracts (for a WSX title match) which will be hanging above the ring. Black Label Society are the musical guests.
- The bands appearing on each episode opens the show and and later on sit in on commentary during matches.
- There will also be an internet companion show titled WSXtra with extra matches, interviews, vignettes and previews for upcoming WSX episodes.

-- CZW at the New Alhambra Arena next Saturday 1/13:
- CZW World Heavyweight Championship: Justice Pain defends against Chris Hero
- Iron Man Champion: LuFisto vs. "The Future of Hardcore" Nick Gage
- CZW World Tag Team Championship: Blackout: Onyx & Rainman defend against BLK OUT: Ruckus & Sabian
- CZW World Jr. Heavyweight Championship: Jigsaw defends against Hallowicked
- Ultraviolent Underground Championship Match:
- Drake Younger defends against the winner of Havoc/Vortex
- Ultraviolent Underground Championship #1 Contendership Match: Danny Havoc vs. Vortex
- Aerial Assault Match: Drew Gulak vs. Lucky vs. Ryan McBride vs. Cloudy
- Cheech vs. Andy Sumner vs. JC Ryder
- The Tough Crazy Bastards (Necro Butcher and Toby Klein) will re-unite!

-- Both Eddie Kingston and Necro Butcher are the subjects of a new shoot video series presented by CZW. Each shoot interview lasts 90 to 120 minutes and costs $15 a piece, and so far these videos are available only at CZW's show next Saturday.

-- The current lineup for ROH's 1/27 show in Edison, NJ:
- I Quit Match: Nigel McGuinness vs. Jimmy Rave
- Six Man Tag Team Match: Austin Aries, Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. Delirious, Davey Richards & Shingo
- Tag Team Challenge Match: Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Rocky Romero & Ricky Reyes

-- ROH has signed Colt Cabana will battle Jimmy Jacobs in a Windy City Death Match for the promotion's return to Chicago on 2/24


-- It's Real!!! The Wrestling Radio Network presents The Dark Match LIVE on February 1st, 2007!!! The show will feature your returning Host James Young and now officially the Co-Host Wacko Bob to the prestigious WRN.

Listen in for the explanation to why TDM did indeed stop broadcasting, The latest in TNA, WWE, and what really is wrong with ECW, and tons more...

Be there...

A Chatroom will be available from the WRN homepage.

When: Thursday Nights from 7-8pm
Who: The Dark Match returns with Host and Co-Host James Young and Wacko Bob.

-- Another UFC fighter tests positive

-- Ivan Koloff "bears" all in new autobiography

-- Wrestling takes center ring at Roller King

-- A Bright idea from 'The Genius'

-- A legend of wrestling

-- Sarah Stock claims body building title

-- Ring report (Miami Herald)

-- Lampley Accuser: He Was High, Drunk & Violent

-- Hall of Fame wrestler Sgt. Slaughter visits here
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