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The evolution of independent professional wrestling is upon us. Now officially open for business, GH Enterprises proudly announces the formation of Arizona's premiere wrestling promotion, Pro Wrestling Max. PWMAX will be formed around the two majority owners of GH Enterprises, Buddy Garner and Pistol Pete Hall. Two legends of professional wrestling are coming out of retirement to build a professional wrestling promotion dedicated to professional wrestling fans.


Legends Return: The Owners


At the helm of PWMAX is a pro wrestling legend Pistol Pete Hall. Renowned in both the US and Japan, Hall is known for being the top foreign star for Golden Canvas Grappling for much of his career. He is also a founding member of Black Canvas Grappling, and is their first world champion. Hall's role in PWMAX will include running the day to day operations and serving as a road agent at live events.


Buddy Garner is a legend both as a mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. After Garner hung up the gloves he became a top star for PGHW and eventually retired while still one of Japan's biggest stars. His role in PWMAX will involve promotion, but his fans will be most excited to know that Garner will also be returning to the ring full time.


The Vision


The wrestling world is saturated with 'sports entertainment' and garbage wrestling promotions. PWMAX has heard the fans' call for a forward looking promotion that puts in ring action first. PWMAX will combine the stiffest shootfighters, the most technical mat wrestlers and death defying high flyers to form a proving ground for wrestlers from every corner of the globe. This also includes a nod to our neighbors to the south, with Lucha Libre being an important influence on the product.


A Worldwide Proving Ground


To be the best, PWMAX will have to have combatants from all over the world. Thanks to the bonds our staff has built in their long careers, PWMAX has a built an alliance across the globe that will bring the best talent to our ring. Those partners include:


OLLIE - The world's oldest promotion, OLLIE's traditional Lucha Libre style fits exceptionally well with that of PWMAX.

Warrior Engine XXV - Our most unlikely working agreement was actually our first. Despite WEXXV's reputation for garbage hardcore matches, they have a deep stable of strong style wrestlers that are ready to prove themselves in America.

ZEN - The colorful promotion out of New Zealand has outlandish looking workers that can back it up with high flying action.

Pro Wrestling SAISHO - Formerly a feeder company, SAISHO now stands on its own. It's roster has a strong mix of technical wrestlers, puro masters and high flyers.


The Roster


PWMAX's roster will be second to none. Full details will be released to the media shortly regarding the roster and the full card for PWMAX Chapter 1, but for now we are excited to announce that in addition to Buddy Garner, contracts have been completed with MAW Champion Greg Gauge, Warrior Engine XXV Champion Munemitsu Senmatsu, and indie legend Steve Flash. We can also announce that Pro Wrestling MAX Chapter 1 will contain qualifiers for the Heavyweight Title Tournament, and will be main evented by Buddy Garner vs. Steve Flash.


The Broadcast Team


On top of the owners, PWMAX will have two excellent wrestling minds calling the action. Play by Play duties will fall to Jim Lou Freebush, while color commentary will be handled by noted heat magnet Shane Sneer.


Trial by Fire


PWMAX is not for everyone. Our core roster will be small, but we will always be open to giving workers the opportunity to earn their way in. PWMAX shows will include Trials by Fire. These matches will allow unsigned prospects to face off with members of the PWMAX roster with hopes of earning a contract.


The Titles


PWMAX is about proving who is the best in the world, and it's Heavyweight Title serves that purpose. The title will have no weight limit, with the inaugural champion crowned in a one night, eight man tournament in February of this year.


Lucha Libre is a major influence in PWMAX, and that is part of the reason that PWMAX will eschew traditional tag titles for a Trios Championship. The Trios division will give our many international competitors a chance to make a name for themselves stateside. The inaugural champions will be decided in a one night, eight team tournament in March.


The Tournaments


Independent wrestling has long valued tournaments, but that tradition has slipped through the cracks in recent years. In addition to his duties behind the booth, Shane Sneer has also taken over the booking of what PWMAX believes will be the last great tournaments in the US.


When asked about his plans for tournaments in PWMAX, Sneer didn't pull any punches. "Tournaments were once grand affairs, something promotions pulled out all the stops for. But in recent years the tradition has died off somewhat in the US. Sure, Mid Atlantic Wrestling is still stumbling along with the Rip Chord Invitational. But even that tournament has slipped from international event to a mix of the same MAW contracted wrestlers that are on all of their shows. We are aiming higher than that."


The crown jewel of PWMAX will be an annual tournament known as King of Kings. This will be a 12 man round robin held each fall. The top two men in each of the two pools will meet in a 4 man, one night tournament. The winner of King of Kings will earn a shot at the Heavyweight Title at PWMAX's year end show. This tournament will include champions from our partners and the best our roster has to offer.


The Trios Division will also be represented. the PWMAX Trios Classic will happen every March and operate as a one night, eight team tournament beginning with the inaugural championship tournament this year.


Pro Wrestling MAX Chapter 1: Coming Soon.


Long time WMMA modder trying my hand at a TEW diary. I envision this as a more Lucha Libre influenced version of EVOLVE. The product I'm using is tweaked from the default PWMAX product to reflect that.

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">WrestleNews Daily</span></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43008" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>WrestleNews Daily<p> Rumors and Innuendo Section</p><p> </p><p> <em><strong>Editors Note:</strong></em><em> Keeping up with the rumors and innuendo surrounding pro grappling is sometimes as interesting as the sport itself. In this segment on the site we address the behind the scenes rumors for every promotion, large and small. Keep in mind these are only rumors and can't be confirmed.</em></p><p> </p><p> * The largest story in an otherwise quiet week is the surprise launch of the new promotion Pro Wrestling Max. PWMAX looks like a serious endeavor, with rumors that both Pistol Pete Hall and Buddy Garner have been quietly scouting talent for months.</p><p> </p><p> * It is also rumored that there will be some genuine surprises in the initial roster, with a mix of indie darlings and total unknowns from around the world. One such example is the rumored signing of unheralded rookie puro competitor Gidayu Katou from Japan. Hall in particular is rumored to be high on Katou despite only being 19 and having just a handful of matches in small Japanese independents.</p><p> </p><p> * Interest among the workers for getting a shot in PWMAX also appears to be high. If PWMAX delivers as promised it is expected that this will be a promotion that workers can really showcase their in ring prowess in longer matches, as well as work with world renowned wrestlers that they wouldn't otherwise be able to. </p><p> </p><p> * Not everyone is happy with these developments though, as a rivalry seems to be forming despite the first show not even booked yet. Several unnamed sources inside MAW have bristled at PWMAX selling itself as the last bastion of real wrestling in the American indies, and they have taken exception to Shane Sneer's critical remarks regarding the Rip Chord invitational. </p><p> </p><p> * Reports also suggest none have taken this as personally as MAW champion Greg Gauge. This sets up a potentially awkward situation as it is confirmed that Gauge signed a contract with PWMAX shortly before these comments were made public. </p><p> </p><p> Quick Hits:</p><p> * In a surprise announcement, Primus Allen has been released from his SWF Developmental deal.</p><p> * Also surprising is the release of bright prospects Logan Wolfsbaine and Xavi Ferrera from PSW. </p><p> * It appears Kirk Jameson is about to get his big break. USPW and SWF are both offering large contracts</p></div></blockquote>
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<p>Roster</p><p> </p><p> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43008" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>PWMAX Initial Roster</strong></p></div><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Buddy Garner</strong> - MMA and pro wrestling legend, Garner is both a part owner of PWMAX and it's most well known competitor. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Steve Flash</strong> - A legend of the US Independent scene, Flash has made a name for himself across the country but primarily in the Northeast. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Greg Gauge</strong> - One of the hottest prospects in wrestling, Gauge is the son of Sam Keith and is the face of MAW. Gauge has held the Golden Canvas Grappling Tag Team Titles, won the Rip Chord Invitational in 2015 and is the reigning MAW Atlantic Champion. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Clark Alexander</strong> - A long time veteran of TCW, "Hawaiian Thunder" was a popular worker who never managed to break through in the big leagues. He has since seen a career resurgence in the independent scene where he is currently doing the best work of his career. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Amazing Fire Fly</strong> - A stellar high flyer out of Mexico, Amazing Fire Fly has primarily worked in the tag team ranks in CILL but looks to jump start his singles career in PWMAX. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>The Night Terrors</strong> - A well known tag team in Japan, the masked duo of Moroi and Babau have added a third member in their quest to conquer the Trios division. Little is known of their third man, Gidayu. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Jamie Atherton</strong> - One of Canada's brightest prospects, "White Lightning" is a two time ACPW Junior Heavyweight Champion. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Kamikaze</strong> - A daredevil high flyer out of Canada, Kamikaze makes a habit of making extreme dives in and out of the ring. He is a former ACPW Canadian Regional Champion and currently one half of the ACPW Tag Team Champions. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Alistair Shufflebottom</strong> - The smallest man on the roster, "A-Game" prefers to focus on a high flying offense but is surprisingly technical. </p><p> </p><p><strong> El Orgulloso</strong> - Also known as The Proud One, Orgulloso is an incredible athlete who can fly with the best of them. His lack of technical acumen often haunts him. His appearance in PWMAX is a product of the relationship with OLLIE. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Angel de Mexico</strong> - A veteran luchador, Angel was the face of MPWF and the first inductee into their Hall of Fame before the promotion closed its doors.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>El Mitico, Jr</strong>. - Possibly the first fourth generation wrestler, El Mitico, Jr. has already carved out a name for himself in the Mexican Independent scene despite only being 24. Concurrently with signing with PWMAX, Mitico Jr. also signed a contract with OLLIE. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Cal Sanders</strong> - Hoping to finally get his break after toiling in the small time Canadian regionals, Sanders is a fantastic technical wrestler who has never managed to break through give his size and look. </p><p> </p></div></blockquote>
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<p>TICKETS ON SALE NOW</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43008" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>PWMAX Chapter 1</strong></span><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong> Phoenix, Arizona</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong> Thursday, Week 3 January2016</strong></span></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Main Event:</strong></p><p> Buddy Garner vs. Steve Flash</p><p> </p><p> <strong>PWMAX vs. ZEN: Art of War</strong></p><p> El Mitico, Jr. vs. Devilfish</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Heavyweight Tournament Qualifier</strong></p><p> Greg Gauge vs. Alistair Shufflebottom</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Special Attraction</strong></p><p> Angel de Mexico vs. Kamikaze</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Also scheduled to appear:</strong> The Night Terrors, Munemitsu Senmantsu, Cal Sanders and others. </p><p> </p></div></blockquote>
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Interesting! I don't know if I've seen any Pro Wrestling MAX diaries recently. May I ask what the product settings are for MAX? Also, what region are you based in? I'm guessing the Southwest US, based on your first show being held in Phoenix, but maybe that's too big of a leap to be making. Good luck!
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Interesting! I don't know if I've seen any Pro Wrestling MAX diaries recently. May I ask what the product settings are for MAX? Also, what region are you based in? I'm guessing the Southwest US, based on your first show being held in Phoenix, but maybe that's too big of a leap to be making. Good luck!


Based in the southwest, and I'm using just a tweaked version of PWMAX's default.


Traditional - Medium

Mainstream - Medium

Comedy - None

Cult - Medium

Risque - None

Modern - Key Feature

Realism - Medium

Hyper Realism - None

Hardcore - None

Lucha Libre - Medium

Pure - Low

Daredevil - Medium


Rated more on performance than popularity, no gimmicks or face / heel divide.

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>WrestleNews Daily</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43008" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong>PWMAX Chapter 1 Press Conference: Greg Gauge No-Shows</strong><p> </p><p> PWMAX held their first press conference today, but revelations regarding the fight card and the roster were somewhat overshadowed by Greg Gauge failing to appear for the press availability. The press conference included a long table with placards at each seat; while Buddy Garner, Steve Flash and Pistol Pete Hall all appeared and answered questions from the press, Gauge's chair sat empty. Hall deflected questions regarding Gauge's absence, saying only that it was a scheduling issue and that Gauge would appear at Chapter 1. </p><p> </p><p> According to Gauge's official twitter account, the second part appears to be true:</p><p> </p><p> <span>http://simitator.com/images/2016-12-12/q4n57.jpg</span></p><p> </p><p> We did learn some additional information despite the drama surrounding Greg Gauge taking up most of the questions. The quick hits are below:</p><p> </p><p> * The Heavyweight Title Tournament will have eight competitors</p><p> </p><p> * The tournament will have four entrants that will be automatically seeded into the tournament. The other four slots will be earned through qualifiers that will take place in the shows leading up to the tournament. </p><p> </p><p> * We now know two of the four automatic seeds in the tournament. Both competitors in the main event of PWMAX 1, Buddy Garner and Steve Flash will participate. No details were given on the reveal of the other two names.</p><p> </p><p> * Only one qualifier has been booked so far: Alistair Shufflebottom vs. Greg Gauge at PWMAX 1. </p><p> </p><p> * While we don't have any names, Hall did reveal that at least one qualifier spot would go to PWMAX's partner promotion Pro Wrestling SAISHO. It is also expected a number of spots will go to workers not yet announced as part of the PWMAX roster.</p><p> </p><p> </p></div></blockquote>
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