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</span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>Former SOTBPW Booker to join USPW as “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations”</strong></span></div></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">

After weeks of intense speculation, TotalExtremeWrestling.com can today confirm that Pablo Rodriguez (the brains behind the most successful period in the history of SOTBPW) has signed a contract to join USPW from the 1st of January 2020. Pablo Rodriguez is the current COTT World Heavyweight Champion, and has worked with the alliance since shortly after his departure from the now renamed EILL in early 2019. Returning to the United States almost 15 years after heading home to work out the rest of his career in Mexico, the shocking circumstances of his departure from EILL have been the subject of many rumours throughout the wrestling world. What hasn’t been up for debate is Pablo’s reputation as one of the greatest ever minds in the business, with experience in Mexico, the United States and Japan making him one of the most well travelled competitors on the planet.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">

Following the death of the man who brought him to SOTBPW, Jorge Ibanez, Pablo was one of a number of big names who left the company, with Champagne Lover and El Fuerza (two stars he helped build) leaving the business entirely. It was originally reported that Rodriguez would be retiring from in-ring competition, which made his August appearance in CZCW, and his victory to become the COTT World Heavyweight Champion all the more shocking. As of the writing of this article, Rodriguez is still recognized as the holder of the title, with talks apparently planned to discuss how the Championship will change hands once Pablo is under USPW contract.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">

USPW have made no secret of their desire to further expand their global presence in 2020, and with Reverie now available throughout the entire world, a decision was made in early 2019 to hire someone in a “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations” role. This person would serve as a conduit between Reverie and United States Pro Wrestling, and work alongside the current USPW creative team (and not replace it, as some other wrestling “news” sites have suggested). Pablo Rodriguez will oversee all wrestling related activity for Reverie, and report directly to Allen Packer, the founder of the aforementioned streaming platform and owner of USPW. He will work above USPW World Champion and “Head of Creative” Rich Money, but he is not expected to have any influence over the booking of USPW programming going forward.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">

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Peter Michaels and Phil Vibert had previously been touted as potential suitors for the role, but sources within the company have shot this down, and said that talks have been ongoing with Pablo since he left his previous employer. Initially Rodriguez resisted returning to such a high-pressure role, but his success elsewhere made him Allen Packer’s “only choice” for the position, according to company insiders. His experience of running two highly rated TV shows, and SOTBPW becoming perhaps the largest promotion in the world at points during his time at the helm, resulted in Allen becoming “obsessed” with securing his signature. The contract is said to be one of the most lucrative in the history of Professional Wrestling.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">

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Pablo appeared more open to discussions towards the end of the year, with plans laid out regarding the company’s reworked strategy for the new decade. Negotiations were finalised over the Holiday period, with Pablo set to meet with USPW officials for the first time on January 2nd. This is seen as a shrewd business move by Reverie and Allen Packer, with the drop in quality of recent EILL shows seen as evidence of Pablo’s “wrestling genius”. While he won’t be taking a “like for like” role within USPW, the Mexican legend will have unprecedented control over the “wrestling operations” of the company, and is said to be extremely excited about his new venture.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">

TotalExtremeWrestling.com will be the first with any and all updates on this developing story, including the future of the Confederation Of The Territories’ World Heavyweight Championship, and the first moves that Pablo Rodriguez makes in his role as Revierie’s “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations”.</span></div></div></div></div></div>

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Confederation Of The Territories World Heavyweight Championship Vacated!

 

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[OFFICIAL] Confederation Of The Territories World Heavyweight Championship Vacated!

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Sam Keith makes statement on “difficult, yet unavoidable decision”; criticises USPW’s business practises

 

Two days after our exclusive report confirming that Pablo Rodriguez had signed a contract to become USPW’s “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations”, the Confederation Of The Territories have released a damning statement regarding USPW’s conduct during talks between themselves and the Reverie-owned promotion. It was also confirmed that Pablo Rodriguez is no longer the World Heavyweight Champion of the alliance, with the title declared vacant for the first time in its history. According to sources close to both parties, talks were held earlier in the week, but USPW and Reverie management quickly dismissed the idea of Pablo being allowed to work another show for CZCW (or any other promotion), despite his desire to do so in order to “do the honors” and put over a new Champion.

 

Those within the COTT believed Pablo Rodriguez had “given his word” that he would drop the title, and are said to be extremely disappointed that the decision was taken out of the Champion’s hands. Rodriguez is said to have called Sam Keith to personally apologise after the decision was made, but was understandably met with a less than warm reception. The COTT will now look to crown a new Champion as soon as possible, as confirmed in a statement from earlier today. Speaking on behalf of the members of the Confederation Of The Territories, Sam Keith said:

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“It is with the full blessing of all members of the Confederation Of The Territories, that I today speak to the wrestling world to discuss recent events regarding our World Heavyweight Championship. First and foremost, as of the writing of this statement, Pablo Rodriguez is no longer the COTT World Heavyweight Champion, as the title is officially declared vacant for the first time in the history of our alliance. This difficult, yet unavoidable decision comes following a series of discussions between myself (Sam Keith, MAW Owner), Cliff Anderson (CZCW Owner) and representatives of USPW’s parent company Reverie. During a series of phone calls, it was made clear to us that, despite a verbal agreement with Pablo Rodriguez to continue defending the title until such a time that he was no longer Champion, this arrangement would not be honored by United States Pro Wrestling.

 

It is in light of this, and once again with the full backing of all of our members, that the Confederation Of The Territories condemns the conduct of United States Pro Wrestling. We unanimously feel that this situation represents the latest in a long list of attacks on independent wrestling by the promotion. The intention of COTT has always been the betterment of the Professional Wrestling industry as a whole, and the assurance of more strong and sustainable promotions that are capable of providing opportunities for Wrestlers to work and make a living in the business. USPW’s practises stand in direct opposition of this goal, and several “anti-competition” measures, which point to their desire to monopolise Pro Wrestling, have been of great detriment to the wider wrestling community. We feel that their values and principles represent a threat to the potential future viability of our member organisations, as well as other promotions around the globe.

 

We hope that our loyal fans continue to support their favourite independent promotions during this uncertain time in our history. We also look forward to a fresh, new era, and the crowning of a COTT World Heavyweight Champion, who will proudly represent the strength in working together for the benefit of our industry as a whole.

 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

 

The Reverie representatives are said to have cited Pablo’s “intense schedule”, as an executive of the ever-growing USPW, as the reason that they would be unable to approve the request, but denied to comment when TotalExtremeWrestling.com reached out to them.

 

United States Pro Wrestling will tonight present the first “American Wrestling” episode the decade, and TotalExtremeWrestling.com will release an exclusive full report from meetings that took place yesterday between Pablo Rodriguez and representative of both Reverie and USPW, directly following the broadcast of that show.
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USPW American Wrestling - Week 1, January 2020

 

USPW American Wrestling

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“From The United States… To The World!”

 

Date:
Wednesday, Week 1, January 2020 -
Location:
Louisiana Auditorium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana -
Attendance:
10,000

 

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[
A video package opened the first American Wrestling of the year, looking back at the key moments from 2019. USPW’s most successful year to date, the package ended with emotional footage of Nicky Champion’s last appearance with the company, a defeat to Steve Frehley at Thanksgiving Thunder.
Following the show’s opening sequence and an emphatic firework display, it was time for the commentators to introduce the show.]

 

Brock Cornish
(enthusiastic)
:
Welcome to a New Year! Welcome to a New Decade! Welcome to the Louisiana Auditorium… and welcome to U-S-P-W American Wrestling!

 

Belle Bryden
(excitable)
:
…and we are just 4 nights removed from the incredible Made-In-America!

 

Rich Money may have escaped with the USPW World Championship, but Running Wolf had the number of the most powerful man in
The Business
. In the absence of Nicky Champion… Wolf is my pick to take the Gold!

 

Emily McQueen
(unimpressed):
Hold on, there’s one thing I don’t understand. We’ve got a Women’s Number One Contenders match to talk about. We’ve got an interview with Rich Money to talk about. We’ve got the announcement of a new Commissioner to talk about… and you wanna promote the guy who lost, and his partner who hasn’t shown his face for over two months.
(growing frustrated)
Why are they even putting Nicky Champion’s face on my screen?
(blunt)
The guy is done… Steve Frehley ended his career at Thanksgiving Thunder.
We
were all there.
We all
saw what happened!

 

Brock Cornish
(defiant)
:
Maybe Emily, it’s because next week is the USPW “DECADE” awards show, and Nicky is currently the top choice for WRESTLER OF THE DECADE!

 

Belle Bryden
(piggybacking)
:
Yeah,
Emily
! And Nicky is gonna be here next week… I can feel it.

 

Emily McQueen
(shaking her head)
:
Just like you said he’d be there last Saturday, right?

 

[belle Bryden grumbled under her breath, and soon after the music of Alicia Strong hit.]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Alcia Strong’s usually elaborate entrance saw her stop at the top of the ramp, with Glorious Gloria and Juliette King standing by her side. The Muscle Monsters would be in the night’s opening match, but first Alicia Strong had something to say.]

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Alicia Strong
(confident)
:
… and the winner is!
(laughs)
I know, I know… Wrestler of the Decade isn’t until next week. And my match tonight isn’t until the
Main Event
… but come on, it’s me… of course I’m walking out of tonight’s
Main Event
as the Number One Contender to
(pauses; looks confused)

 

[Alicia turned to Gloria, and then to Juliette King. Both scratch their heads, before Alicia snaps her fingers.]

 

Alicia Strong:
I’ve got it…
(turning to the fans)
you can all stop racking your brains… Jaime Quine… that’s who currently holds my title.

 

[Alicia then nods to the two women beside her, and they head down to the ring.]

 

Alicia Strong:
But before I take
my
title back at Stars, Stripes & Slams… I have to think about my speech next week. Now I wouldn’t normally ask the advice of the people behind the rails, but since you’re the ones voting for me… I have a question. “Who do I thank?”

 

[Alicia pauses to take in the various shouts from the audience, before signalling for the fans to be quiet.]

 

Alicia Strong:
Okay, okay… I heard some of you say my Daddy
(she smiles innocently, evoking the old Alicia)
... and did I hear a shout or two of Sensational Ogiwara?
(sarcastically)
Oh aren’t you guys so
smart
?

 

[Alicia rolls her eyes, before changing to a more serious demeanor. Instead of engaging the fans, she looks down the camera.]

 

Alicia Strong
(sincerely)
:
But I became Strong on my own… I became Sensational on my own! I dealt with the pressure and the expectations of my mentor, of my father… of my colleagues, ON. MY. OWN. So there’s nobody to thank… but me. “The Sensational”, “The Award Winning”... “The Next Champion”.

 

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Miss American Pie & Missy Masterson vs. The Muscle Monsters

This match started off pretty heated, with the commentators putting over that during Melody’s recent issues with Alicia Strong’s Triumvirate, Miss American Pie & Missy Masterson had been the first two to back her up. Over the weeks, this resulted in a series of brutal beatdowns for the two happy-go-lucky fan favourites.

 

While they avoided defeat in this one, it was only because of the match completely degenerating, as a result of an incident at ringside. As Gloria and Juliette continued to break the rules, Melody ran down to the ring, furious at the referee’s lack of action. This quickly drew Alicia Strong out from the back, and the two began to argue.

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Switching priorities to back up their leader Alicia, Gloria and Juliette left the ring, and soon after all six women were involved in a brawl.

 

Emily McQueen:
Baby Jamie has completely lost control of this… he needs to get those women back in the ring.

 

Brock Cornish:
… and there it is, Jamie did what he could, but he’s got no choice but to throw this one out!

 

No Contest (after 5:52)

 

With a significant power advantage, The Triumvirate were quickly on top of Melody, Miss American Pie and Masterson, and it took Sara Marie running down to halt the beatdown.

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Alicia led her group to the back, as Sara and Melody exchanged a knowing glance. Sara shook her head, and mouthed “this can’t go on” to Melody. It was clear that both women were in agreement, but had to prioritise tonight’s Number One Contendership main event match involving themselves, as well as Alicia Strong and Tiffany Jade.

 

Brock Cornish (exasperated):
A new year, but the same old Alicia Strong!

Emily McQueen (frank):
You might not like it, Cornish… but we both know it’ll be Alicia’s hand being raised at the end of the night…

Belle Bryden (naive?):
I wouldn’t be so sure, Emily… I’m sure our new Commissioner isn’t going to stand for this!

 

(McQueen sighs)
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>Returning from the break, Lionel Greenwood is seen in the interview area. He introduces his guest at this time… Tiffany Jade.

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Lionel Greedwood:
Tiffany, tonight - in the
Main Event
- you, and three competitors we’ve just seen, will face off in a Four Way match to establish a new Number One Contender to Jaime Quine’s USPW Womens Championship. What is it that
you
feel gives you the edge in this high-pressure, high-stakes match?

 

Tiffany Jade
(straight to the point)
:
THAT. Exactly
that
.
(Lionel looks confused)
High-stakes… pressure. Expectation. Unlike the three girls I’ll share the ring with tonight, I am a woman who can control her emotions. Alicia, the most insecure little girl in the world. But at least she wears it. Melody and Sara? They put on the facade, but behind it all they’re just as power hungry, just as greedy, just as selfish as Little Miss Strong.

 

I don’t play those games. I don’t need to. Tonight… one of those girls is getting their arm broken, and I’m leaving as the Number One Contender!<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Bad Intentions vs. Roger Cage

With the odds clearly stacked against the USPW National Champion, it may come as a surprise to learn that Roger Cage was the one who made this match happen, challenging Zeus’ “lackeys” to a two-on-one match. Some have questioned Roger’s sanity, and weeks of torment from The Olympus Order may do that to a man. However, Roger stated in a USPW.com exclusive interview, that there is a method behind the madness, that he will explain after the match.

 

It must be noted that, while Roger couldn’t overcome Bash Street and Siale Valhalla, he did put up an excellent fight throughout the match. Even coming close to a shock upset victory, Roger would have left the match with his head held high… had it not been for the “Decapitator” which took it right off.

 

Winners:
Bad Intentions (pinfall in 7:58)

 

Once Bad Intentions had left the ring, after standing over the man they’d taken down, Roger Cage began to stir. He dragged himself by the ropes to his feet, but had to steady himself by keeping hold of the top one. Despite what he’d been through, Roger Cage asked for a microphone, and called Zeus out. Happy to listen to the man who’d just been taken down by his associates, Zeus obliged. Instead of coming to the ring however, he remained at the top of the ramp.

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Roger Cage
(grimacing)
:
Zeus… you’ve got a huge smile on your face,
(nodding his head)
just like I expected.

 

[Roger Cage steps forward, now standing without assistance.]

 

Roger Cage
(feigning enthusiasm)
:
And who could blame ya? You’re a “bronzed God”... you’ve got two big men who will do whatever you ask them to, whenever you ask.
(Picking up his sunglasses from the corner)
... and your shades probably cost more than mine...

 

[Roger shrugs, puts the microphone under his armpit, and applauds. As he speaks again, he has a smile on his face.]

 

Roger Cage:
You’ve got it all…
(Zeus nods in agreement, but Roger’s demeanor changes. He delivers the next line deadpan)
But you’ll never beat me.

 

[Zeus doesn’t like this, and thinks about coming to the ring. Despite the pain he’s in, Cage is ready to fight. Zeus has second thoughts.]

 

Roger Cage:
It’s really that simple, man. And tonight was about proving that. Your evil henchmen beat me. If we went three on one, you might even manage to get the pin. But one on one. In this ring. National title on the line… there’s four words that eat you alive. Zeus. “You. Can’t. Beat. Me”.

 

[Roger Cage then drops the microphone, and Zeus heads to the back in a huff.]

 

Belle Bryden:
A statement from our National Champion there... Zeus can not beat him!

Emily McQueen:
And if I know one thing, it’s that those words are going to come back and bite Cage on the rear end…

Brock Cornish:
But Roger took on one of the toughest teams in the whole world, just to prove a point to Zeus. That right there is a brave man!

Emily McQueen:
Or, as anyone with a brain would call it… stupid.
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Heading to the back, Lionel Greenwood is seen outside the Locker Room of “The Business”. He wants to speak with Rich Money, who last week voiced his concerns over a new Commissioner being installed in USPW without his consultation.]

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[After getting no answer the first time, Lionel knocks again. He is pleased when the door opens, but isn’t greeted by the man he expected. Instead, Rich Money’s “protege” Sterling Whitlock steps out.]

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[Lionel looks to ask Sterling a question, but the microphone is grabbed. Sterling Whitlock moves the microphone away from Greenwood’s mouth, and looks into the eyes of the interviewer.]

 

Sterling Whitlock
(intense)
:
“The Business” will not be speaking to
anybody
, until Rich Money gets a one on one meeting with the new Commissioner.

 

[Lionel Greenwood wants to ask a question, but the look on Sterling’s face dissuades him.]

 

Sterling Whitlock:
So I suggest you run along, go get The Commissioner their coffee… and then tell them that the Champion wants to see ‘em… right away.

 

[sterling returns to the locker room, slamming the door in Lionel Greenwood’s face.]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
[A video package is introduced prior to the next match, recapping the competitive rivalry between Bulldozer Brandon Smith and Trent Shaffer. Recently it was pointed out that the two men had some of the best win-loss records in the company throughout 2019, and they agreed to a match at Made In America!

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After Raven Robinson’s involvement proved to be a deciding factor in the result, a rematch was made, a decision that is said to be the first that the new Commissioner greenlit.]
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Bulldozer Brandon Smith vs. Trent Shaffer

These two men were evenly matched at Made In America, and tonight’s contest was no different. Considerably longer than any match we’d seen on the show so far, Smith and Shaffer went back and forth in a match that began to look like it could go on all night.

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Raven Robinson was a factor in the match once again, but both Brandon and the referee were smart enough to avoid a repeat of Made In America. Raven was in fact powerless to stop Bulldozer in this match, and while Trent flipped out of an initial attempt, Smith picked up the win following a “Bulldozer Blade” (Backdrop Driver).

 

Winner:
Bulldozer Brandon Smith (pinfall in 14:50)

 

Bulldozer Brandon Smith celebrated a big win in the ring, a victory that clearly meant a lot to him. The commentators put over that the two 2019 standouts were now at 1-1 in terms of head to head, which almost guarantees a third intense meeting between the two.

 

With the final match of the hour complete, it was time for the introduction of a new USPW Commissioner!
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Heading to the back to end the first hour, the job of speaking to the new Commissioner had been given the USPW Founder, Danny Jillefski.]

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Danny Jillefski:
Happy New Year, USPW fans! It’s great for you to join us on this momentous night, as I, “USPW Founder” Danny Jillefski, speak to the new Commissioner live here on Reverie!

 

[Danny Jillefski turns to the door, but as it opens, he’s surprised to see that it isn’t the new Commissioner, but instead Running Wolf. Clearly, Wolf got the jump on meeting the Commissioner.]

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Danny Jillefski
(inquizitive)
:
Wolf? You’ve just been in there with the Commissioner…
(Wolf nods)
and... are they ready?

 

[Running Wolf nods his head, and has a huge smile on his face. The door opens behind him, and Wolf responds as the new Commissioner steps out.]

 

Running Wolfe:
You’re going to love him…

 

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[Danny Jillefski is shocked to see a shirtless James Justice, who hasn’t appeared in USPW since Independence Day Slam 2019. Justice takes a deep breath, exuding excitement to be back on live TV.]

 

Danny Jillefski:
So James… and I didn’t expect to be asking the new Commissioner this but… why no shirt?

 

[James Justice takes a moment, as if he is searching for the right way to answer.]

 

James Justice:
It just didn’t
feel
right… you know what I mean?
(Danny doesn’t)
It didn’t
feeeel
right, you know?
(he doesn’t)
They gave me a shirt and tie, they gave me some shoes, but… it just didn’t
feel
right!

 

[James Justice takes the microphone from Jillefski, and addresses the viewer directly.]

 

James Justice
(uncharacteristically statesmanly)
:
Good evening American Wrestling fans all around the world! My name is Commissioner Justice… and that’s all you need to know about me. My job…
(he chuckles)
WOW! My job is to somehow control 50 of the most enigmatic, energetic, aggressive, irritable and down right difficult to deal with
Professional Wrestlers
on the planet! You all know what I’m talking about…

 

I can’t walk into that job with a shirt and tie, a pen and pad, a list of rules and regulations. I’d stand no chance. I know that locker room… I know the men and women in it. No, I had to face this challenge like I faced every challenge of my career.

 

[James Justice slaps his chest, firing himself up as he contemplates the job he’s signed up for.]

 

James Justice:
Controlling this roster is a fight… is a battle! And I’m going to face this fight… face this battle like every battle I’ve fought before in my life. Every. Single. Commissioner… this company has ever seen, has been corrupted by power, or by the almighty dollar. That stops now.
(Removing his sunglasses, so the fans can see the sincerity in his eyes)
My name is… not important. What I stand for
is
important. Heck, as a Commissioner, it’s the only thing that’s important!

 

My morals are unwavering… my integrity can not be bought. There is a man in this company with a lot of power, and a lot of money… and that can be a very dangerous combination. You know who you are, and I’m talking to you right now. Champ, there’s Liberty on the line here tonight… and believe me, Money might make the world go round…

 

“But in the end, Justice
will
prevail!”

 

[James Justice then returns to his office, and is Danny Jillefsky shocked to see a side of the USPW legend that nobody had seen before. Known for his flamboyant style, it’s clear that James Justice is taking this role very seriously.]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>

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[Kicking off the second hour of the show, the commentators discuss the match between Steve Frehley and Rick Law at Made In America! Standing up to Frehley, who had taken Nicky Champion out at Thanksgiving Thunder, Rick Law talked himself into a brutal beating at Saturday night’s “Special Event”. Stills were shown from the match, as Brock Cornish explained that since defeating Nicky Champion at Thanksgiving Thunder, Steve Frehley has taken the violence and intensity to another level. Tonight, he will face a USPW legend The Force, and Emily McQueen suggested that it wouldn’t be pretty for the former 4 time USPW World Champion!]
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Steve Frehley vs. The Force

Seeing The Force on American Wrestling is these days a rare treat for USPW fans, with the ageing icon working something of a reduced schedule. And if less is more, Steve Frehley gave the fans exactly that in this match, dominating The Force from the opening bell. As has been said in recent weeks, “The Destroyer” has looked a different beast since the victory over Nicky Champion at Thanksgiving Thunder, and tonight was more evidence of that.

 

One of Nicky Champion’s former tag team partners, The Force got zero offence in during the match. In a shockingly dominant victory, Frehley hit the “Dark Destroyer Spear” to win the match in
under
2 minutes!

 

Winner:
Steve Frehley (pinfall in 1:51)

 

Belle Bryan (disbelief):
What have we just witnessed?!

Brock Cornish (concern):
I don’t… I ca… have we just seen the end of The Force?! I don’t believe my eyes...

Emily McQueen (nonchalant):
This is the guy who just ended Nicky Champion’s career… what did you expect?

 

[The Force is helped to his feet by the referee, but refuses further assistance and struggles to the back alone. By now, Steve Frehley has taken a microphone and throws a dismissive look towards The Force. Frehley pinches his nose between his forefinger and thumb, as he waits for the audience to settle.]

 

Steve Frehley
(authoritative)
:
Alright, shut your mouths… I got something to say.

 

[When sections of the audience defy his order, Frehley grinds his teeth, looking around as if trying to intimidate each individual audience member into silence.]

 

Steve Frehley:
It looks like there’s a new man making the decision around here… or at least a new puppet for Reverie to put a face on it. But believe me when I say, I run things in USPW. Ask Nicky Champion… ask The Force… ask any of the former USPW Champs that I have put down, and kept down!

 

[steve Frehley pauses, and Rick Law’s music hits. At Made In America, Steve Frehley defeated Rick Law, but unlike many of Frehley’s recent opponents, Rick Law made it through without serious injury. As he comes to the ring, Law is joined by Dawn Gemmell. She had opted not to be at ringside on Saturday, after being warned by Rick Law what could happen to him.]

 

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[before Rick Law can speak, Steve Frehley steps up to him, the two men going face to face as they had four nights ago.]

 

Rick Law:
Frehley, at Made In America… you got me. You
put
me down, but you didn’t
keep
me down. And that means that
I
am going to keep fighting. I’m going to fight for James Justice, who you put down at Independence Day Slam. I’m going to fight for Nicky Champion, who nobody has seen since Thanksgiving Thunder. I’m going to fight for The Force, and for guys who don’t even work here anymore, because of what
you
did to them!

 

[Rick Law is fired up, but the unmoved Steve Frehley shows no reaction. This only angers Rick Law more. Dawn offers her support, as Law stops himself from continuing his tirade.]

 

Steve Frehley
(calm)
:
You’re damn lucky she’s here Rick, or you’d been out like the rest of ‘em.

 

[Feeling in control of the situation, a smugness takes over and Steve Frehley gets closer to Rick Law. He is now looking down on Rick, who is still furious.]

 

Steve Frehley:
But you talk about all those names. All those “USPW legends”... like I’m supposed to revere them, like I’m supposed to respect them? I don’t give a damn about a single one! There ain’t nobody in this company who I would give a second thought about, unless they’re in the way of my money… or in the way of my title.

 

I don’t care if you're running things like James Justice… running scared like the “Champ” Rich Money… or just that punk Running Wolf. If you’re in USPW, and you’re stepping in my way,
(said directly into Law’s ear)
then I’m running through you!

 

[Rick Law finally looks up, and makes eye contact with “The Destroyer”. Rick has clearly been unable to calm himself down. Nonetheless, he speaks slowly and in a reasoned tone.]

 

Rick Law
(through gritted teeth)
:
Steve… somebody has to stop you. And when I look around this place, there’s not many “good men” left. Next week, USPW looks back on the greatest decade of any promotion in the history of our business. You might not care about the past, and you might not be interested in looking to the future. But next week, on American Wrestling… it’s going to be you and me, one on one… Last Man Standing!
(Steve clearly has no issues with this suggestion)
I’m about to go and speak to Commissioner Justice… because I need to stop you Frehley, and the only way I have a chance of that… is if I risk you stopping me too!

 

[Rick Law then leaves the ring, with Dawn following just behind him. Steve Frehley continues to show little emotion, staring Rick down as he headed up the ramp.]
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James Justice
(irate)
:
I’VE TOLD YOU RICH, I WON’T BE BOUGHT!

 

Rich Money:
Come on, it’s not like that Jim. It’s business. We can both help each other, to help ourselves.

 

James Justice:
Rich, you’ve got two seconds to get out of this office, or I’ll move to get you stripped of that title. I’m not taking bribes and I’m not playing favourites. You have bought and sold every Commissioner that this company has ever had, but that stops with me.

 

Rich Money:
I’m just asking you to be reasonable here, listen to my proposal. I promise…

 

[As Rich Money looks to win James Justice round, the door opens and Rick Law walks in.]

 

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Rick Law:
I’m not interrupting anything am I?
(Justice says he isn’t)
Me and Frehley, Commissioner? We’re good for next week, right?

 

James Justice:
Last Man Standing? If you want the match, and since it sounded like the people wanted it to, you’ve got it!

 

[ignoring Rich Money in the room, the two men continue catching up now that the business is out of the way. Money is furious that James Justice is proving difficult to manipulate, and storms out of the office. Rick Law and James Justice laugh, as we head back to ringside.]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Returning to ringside, the commentators discuss the recent absence of Enygma, who has apparently been dealing with a number of issues over the last few months. They lead into a short vignette on Enygma, which is introduced with the title card “The Enygma Unravels”.]

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[in a dark room, Enygma is shown from the back, the lack of light obscures the vision of him. Enygma is seen from behind, and on a desk in front of him, the most famous mask in all of Professional Wrestling. Throughout the entire package, Enygma is completely motionless, until his hand reaches out to touch the mask. The dim lights then switch off, plunging the screen into complete darkness. The segment ends with the following message on the screen:]

 

”Who Am I?”

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Jett & Moor © vs. Natural Storm

As the challengers made their entrance, footage was shown of how Natural Storm became the Number One Contenders to the World Tag Team Championships. Winning a multi-team match last week, Rayne & Howard secured a shot at becoming a record breaking 7 time Champions. Brock Cornish noted that Natural Storm are currently tied for that record with USPW Hall of Famers “The Towers of Power”.

 

More experienced as a duo, Natural Storm took control of large parts of this match, but couldn’t put down the rapid Jacob Jett or the resilient Julius Moor. While they may not know each other quite as well as Eddie Howard & D.C. Rayne, Moor & Jett have developed a fantastic understanding in a short space of time. They retained their titles following a Charging Tackle from Moor to Howard, which left Rayne alone to be pinned following an “Emergency Landing” (Senton) from Jacob Jett.

 

Winners:
Jett & Moor (pinfall in 9:45)

 

Following the match, Natural Storm regrouped in the ring, as the Champions celebrated their victory. A hard-fought match, the mutual respect between the two teams had been strengthened with this contest. The four men shook hands in the ring, a great show of sportsmanship that is all too rare in Pro Wrestling.
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Rich Money:
As you are all aware, there is a new Commissioner in USPW. Some of you even seem happy about it
(Rich pauses for reaction)
. But I’m not.

 

James Justice has a clear agenda against my associates and I, and an even clearer affinity to the likes of Running Wolf, Rick Law and anybody else who will massage his fragile ego. I will not do that. I am here to make money, not friends. The more money I make, the more everybody in that locker room makes.

 

But James Justice doesn’t like that. Maybe it’s because back in his day they earned 50 Dollars a show, or maybe it’s because he’s already benefited from a “Rich Money Economy”. All I know is that he won’t be here by Valentine’s Day… and I officially denounce James Justice, and condemn the decision of USPW management to name him as the new Commissioner.

 

[Rich Money turns to leave, having made his statement, but is confronted by Running Wolf. This clearly makes Rich uncomfortable.]

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[Wolf gets in the USPW World Champion’s face, as the commentators remind us that Running Wolf was screwed out of that title at Saturday’s Made In America. Running Wolf clearly wants a piece of Rich Money, but is jumped from behind by Charlie Thatcher.]

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[Thatcher makes quick work of Running Wolf, throwing him head first into the LED set. Running Wolf falls to the ground, clearing the way for Rich Money and his bodyguard to leave to the back.]

 

Brock Cornish:
What a surprise… Rich Money isn’t happy that we finally have a Commissioner who can’t be bought!

Belle Bryden:
And as usual… he relies on “The Business” to deal with anybody who gets in his way!

Emily McQueen:
Will you two ever learn? They all start like this… I
guarantee
James Justice will put “The Business” first, when the chips are down…
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[When Quine sits down, Brock Cornish says that due to the incident between Melody and Alicia Strong earlier, everybody but those four women are barred from ringside. The Champion herself is the only exception!]

 

Belle Bryden:
Another great call by the new Commissioner!

Jaime Quine:
We’ll see how confident Alicia is without those Muscle Monsters at ringside…
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Alicia Strong vs. Melody vs. Sara Marie vs. Tiffany Jade

The first “American Wrestling” Main Event of 2020 was a huge match, with implications on the future of the USPW Womens Championship. Alicia Strong had been touted as the strong favourite going into the match, but this may have changed with the announcement of all outside involvement being specifically barred by the new Commissioner James Justice.

 

Early in the match, Alicia’s chances appeared to fade further, with the three other competitors targeting her and dumping her to the outside. Melody, Sara Marie and Tiffany Jade continued to battle it out, and the match saw a number of near falls broken up by the spare challenger. On commentary, Jaime Quine put over the female competition in USPW… “it must be good if it’s trending worldwide”
(#AmericanWrestling #USPWWomensTitle)
.

 

While large parts of the match were a credit to the title the four women were vying for, the finish was not. Instead, it represented a long-standing issue that those running the company have to face. Resigned to the fact she wouldn’t find her way into contention alone, Alicia Strong signalled to the back. Glorious Gloria and Juliette King came out, despite specific orders that this wasn’t allowed. Even The Muscle Monsters themselves seemed confused.

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Alicia Strong ordered them to take out the tiring competitors, and they did. The suggestion seemed to be that if Alicia couldn’t win the match, no one could. But the referee didn’t call for the bell, finding himself in an impossible position as per the pre-match stipulation. Gloria & King were barred from ringside, but there were no DQs in a Four Way match.

 

Brock Cornish (in disbelief):
Has Alicia Strong just worked her way around another set of the rules?

Emily McQueen (impressed):
That is genius… Strong has found a loophole in Justice’s hastily put together plan!

 

There had to be a winner, and when Alicia joined in and helped take down Tiffany, and then Sara, and then Melody, she was back where she always finds herself. Alicia Strong hit the Angel Driver to Melody, but it was academic. Robbie Sanchez appeared to look around for guidance, but there was none. Reluctantly counting the fall, the referee called for the bell with Alicia Strong somehow declared the winner.

 

Winner:
Alicia Strong (pinfall in 15:07)

 

[After the match, Alicia Strong was spoken to by the referee, who still wasn’t 100% sure he’d made the right call. Alicia Strong was insistent that she had simply outsmarted James Justice, repeating “you can’t touch me… you can’t touch me!”

 

That was true of Robbie Sanchez, but not of Commissioner Justice. Alicia was not at all happy to see him.]

 

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[When Justice got to the top of the ramp, he applauded Alicia Strong, while waiting for a microphone to be handed to him.]

 

James Justice:
Congratulations Alicia Strong! You outsmarted a guy on his first night on the job!
(Justice gives a thumbs up)
Honestly… I don’t know what I can do about this….

 

[Alicia Strong celebrated even more knowing she’d got away with it, giving credit to The Muscle Monsters who stood beside her. But Justice wasn’t done.]

 

James Justice:
But next week is the USPW DECADE awards, and I’m calling every legend and icon from USPW history, to make that show one big celebration of the last ten years of this great company! It’s gonna be an All-American party, Alicia… and the whole world is invited!

 

Rick Law is going one on one with Steve Frehley in a Last Man Standing match… Running Wolf is going to take on The Muscle of The Business, Charlie Thatcher… and I’m going to deal with you!

 

[James Justice points directly at Alicia Strong, and her expression quickly changes.]

 

James Justice:
Because I may not be as devious as you Alicia. When I see an obstacle, I don’t look for a way to avoid it… I run right through it!

 

The difference now, is that I don’t have to think on my feet in the ring, I’ve got a whole week to plan my next move. Alicia, I believe you when you say you’re the best wrestler in the world. Heck, I believe you’re going to walk out with the award to prove it next week! But the shortcuts, and the loopholes… they close for good - tonight.

 

”You may be Sensational Alicia… but I promise you, Justice
will
prevail!”

 

[James Justice smiles, while Alicia Strong freaks out in the ring. The brattish strop that is always just beneath the surface of “The Sensational” Alicia Strong rears its ugly head again. This tantrum is the final image we see, as this week’s USPW American Wrestling ends. Promoting next week, the commentators sign off on the show…]

 

Brock Cornish (emboldened):
THAT is what we need from a USPW Commissioner! Alicia Strong thought she’d got away with it… but she can’t wrap Justice around her little finger!

Emile McQueen:
Or maybe Justice will learn to think through his decisions…

Brock Cornish:
Well he’s got seven days to think this one over Emily, as American Wrestling becomes the USPW DECADE awards show next week on Reverie! It’s going to be a star-studded event, with USPW icons returning for one night only. We look back at the greatest decade of any promotion in the history of Pro Wrestling… and believe me, you’re not going to want to miss it! From myself, Emily and Belle, thank you for watching and a Happy New Year to you all...

Belle Bryden (excited):
Nicky’s going to be back next week… I CAN FEEL IT!

 

(McQueen sighs).
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Well that was great! Lots of characters were great but my star of the show has to be Alicia. Although I also loved the idea of the 'Rich Money Economy' and Roger Cage. I'm not sure if Nicky being gone at the start is something that's in the bio and is canon but either way I think it's really helped. Let you focus on the other main guys and then when the figurehead is back he can be the spotlight.

 

There's a lot of potential for what you can do with a big decade award ceremony. I imagine there's plenty of people that are possible to sign to nightly deals so that will be interesting.

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Details of Pablo Rodriguez’s First Meeting With USPW Management!

 

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Exclusive Report:
Details of Pablo Rodriguez’s First Meeting With USPW Management!

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”Director of Pro Wrestling Operations” lays out USPW’s 2020 strategy...

 

Following the first talks between new USPW “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations” Pablo Rodriguez, and members of the USPW management and creative teams, TotalExtremeWrestling.com can today reveal a number of exclusive details of the promotion’s reworked strategy going into the new decade. While what was said between Pablo Rodriguez and his Reverie employers remains unknown, multiple sources have confirmed the following pieces of information, that give an insight into how USPW will change in 2020:

  • There will be no changes to the creative team (currently headed by Rich Money), with Pablo Rodriguez stating that he has “no interest” in returning to the week-to-week booking of wrestling programming.

  • At this time, Pablo has no intention of appearing on-screen in any capacity, and will focus on his executive position. He stopped short of declaring retirement.

  • Pablo Rodriguez is working with a sizable budget from Reverie, which will allow him to secure deals with the best performers worldwide. The company will not just look to recognisable names in the United States, but also those working in international promotions. Pablo will have final say on all USPW signings going forward.

  • Despite his vast knowledge of the US, Mexican and Japanese wrestling scenes, Rodriguez is working to form a small “recruitment team”, to ensure no potential stars slip through the cracks. Reverie have made it clear to their new employee that they intend to be the biggest promotion in all major Professional Wrestling markets, within the next five years. Creative were told to expect signings from overseas promotions fairly soon.

  • Joanne Rodriguez (no relation) has been touted as a potential member of that “scouting” group, and negotiations have already begun to bring former AAA tag team Lily & Rose to the company. USPW is said to be interested in building a Women’s Tag Team division during 2020. The company has also spoken with a RAW star about a potential move to the United States, but contractual situations make that deal more difficult.

  • The creative team were asked if any currently employed performers would benefit from extra “development”, with suggestions made that the company would be looking to open a child promotion during the course of the year. The promotion would serve two purposes, one to develop young talents, who are not yet ready for the “main roster”, and secondly to acclimatise new signings to the “USPW style”. Reverie are expected to invest heavily in this venture, and see it as a way of casting their net further, to secure more talent that will no longer be available to their competitors.

  • Before the decision was officially confirmed, Pablo Rodriguez discussed the COTT “situation” (while still Champion). He is said to have anticipated the bad press from USPW’s decision, and asked that nobody in the company be publicly drawn on the matter.

  • Pablo ended the meeting by thanking everybody for their understanding during the difficult transitional period, and vowed to be in constant contact as the company’s liaison to Allen Packer and Reverie. Overall, the meeting ended with everybody in high spirits, excited about the future growth of USPW.

 

With concerns already shared about the size and dominance of USPW over the last few years, this news can only add to the dissension regarding their current business model. It seems clear that Reverie’s intention is a global monopoly on the Pro Wrestling industry, with the new year seeing an increased budget for everything from production values and merchandising, to talent acquisition and training facilities.

 

As always, TotalExtremeWrestling.com will be the first with any updates on this situation.
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<p>USPW Confirm Three New Signings / DECADE Awards Show / American Wrestling Preview!</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="jpfdz19.jpg?1" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/jpfdz19.jpg?1" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>[OFFICIAL] USPW Confirm Three New Signings, More To Follow...</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><img alt="U7xJ786.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/U7xJ786.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UXDDO6F.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UXDDO6F.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="FAkBQVr.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/FAkBQVr.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="9oKrA9M.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/9oKrA9M.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>Former RAW TV Champion and AAA Hall of Fame duo sign with Reverie-owned promotion. Big announcement set for next week!</strong></span></div></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> United States Pro Wrestling today announced on their official website that the promotion had completed the first three signings of the new year, as they continue to bolster an already stacked roster. The following statement was release via USPW.com:</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="48440" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">United States Pro Wrestling are today delighted to confirm the arrival of three new talents to the promotion, with Australian icon Captain Wrestling II and independent tag team Lilly and Rose joining the company with immediate effect. Reverie “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations” Pablo Rodriguez gave the following statement to USPW.com earlier today:</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Lg9jJz7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Lg9jJz7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> “I am very happy to welcome three extremely talented and sought after competitors to United States Pro Wrestling, as we continue to build and improve on our roster going into 2020. Lily & Rose represent USPW’s unpallaled commitment to women’s wrestling in North America, and signal our intention to integrate more female tag teams into the company during the year.</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Captain Wrestling II is an iconic figure that all our fans in Australia will be very familiar with, and has held major Championships in the country's top promotion. As USPW continues to further our global presence in the new year, The Captain is a major acquisition, who will soon be as loved by USPW fans around the world, as he has been by those in his home nation.</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> USPW continues to work to build the greatest roster of talent possible, as part of our commitment to creating the most entertaining show for our fans all around the world. I look forward to these three incredible talents appearing on American Wrestling in the near future, and getting a “USPW welcome” from the greatest fans in the world!”</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> USPW.com also spoke with the three new signings, as they officially signed their contracts at USPW HQ. They had the following to say:</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>Debbie Rose:</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> “Today is a dream true, and I thank everybody involved in bringing me to USPW. In particular I want to say a huge thank you to Belle Bryden, who is the reason that I am standing here today!”</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>Kate Lilly:</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> “Debbie and I can not wait to get in the ring and show the women of USPW what they’ve been missing. This is the greatest roster ever assembled, and we’re ready to change the dynamic of women’s wrestling!”</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>Captain Wrestling II:</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> “Wow! This is huge! Finally signed, sealed and delivered. The Captain has arrived in United States Pro Wrestling! This is a huge new chapter in my life and my career, and I’m ready to plant my flag in the USA… and get started on showing the world what I’m all about!”</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> American Wrestling airs live on Reverie every Wednesday, and is available worldwide!</span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> TotalExtremeWrestling.com confirmed earlier in the week that talks were ongoing with Debbie Rose & Kate Lilly, and sources have indicated that they have each signed two year deals with the promotion. Captain Wrestling II’s contract details are currently unknown, as the major international signing’s arrival had been kept under pretty tight wraps.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> “The Captain” is a former RAW Television Champion (the promotion’s top title), and was ranked #54 in TEW’s Power 500 for the previous year. The signing is seen as a hugely significant deal for USPW to complete, with rumours that they’d sounded out a number of RAW’s stars before getting positive feedback from Captain Wrestling II. Looking for a new challenge, having been usurped by a number of younger competitors as the “face of RAW”, Captain Wrestling II gave notice at the beginning of 2020 that he would not be re-signing with the company for a new “season” of their Attitude show on the Australian Sports Network. He is however staying to close out his current storylines, before relocating to the United States later this month.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> This once again signals USPW’s intention to become a powerhouse in all major wrestling markets, with their ever growing presence in Australia likely to be boosted by the arrival of Captain Wrestling II. RAW officials are said to be concerned that more talent may be tempted to join the world’s largest promotion, and are scrambling to secure long-term deals for their top talents. USPW’s finanacial might dwarfs any other promotion in Pro Wrestling, and is widely considered to be the major reason behind their success. This approach has of course, made them no friends within the wider wrestling community, but Reverie are said to be intent on making the USPW brand synonymous with Pro Wrestling, and hold no regard for other promotions.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> The signing of Debbie Rose & Kate Lilly adds another duo to the growing women’s tag team division, and appears to be part of a long-term strategy to introduce Women’s Tag Team titles to the promotion. The AAA Hall of Famers were reportedly recommended to Pablo Rodriguez by commentator and former USPW Womens Champion, Belle Bryden, who trained Debbie Rose and briefly worked with both members of the team in AAA. Belle Bryden is expected to work closely with Pablo Rodriguez in the short-term, with the company apparently interested in Joanne Rodriguez as the full-time “Head of Recruitment” for female competitors. Initial contact has been made with “J-Ro”, but a formal approach is not yet on the table.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> USPW are also expected to make a “huge announcement” after next week’s USPW Decade Awards special episode of American Wrestling, but details have not yet been shared with employees of the company. The news is said to relate to the broadcasting and recruitment sides of the promotion, and as such, details were not shared with talent or creative.</span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> TotalExtremeWrestling.com will be first with all updates on USPW, and the rest of the wrestling world, including the surprising names that have been approached to appear on this week’s American Wrestling “DECADE” awards show…<hr color=red><hr color=blue></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Click Below To Vote In The USPW DECADE Awards</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><a href="https://forms.gle/ZYAbxhknch4kp3uRA" rel="external nofollow"><img alt="NB3hNVt.png" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/NB3hNVt.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></a><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><img alt="4GiyvuU.png" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/4GiyvuU.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><hr color=red><hr color=blue></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>This week on USPW American Wrestling…</strong></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="6Px59zv.png" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6Px59zv.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><ul><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">The USPW DECADE Award winners are revealed!</span></div></div></div></div></div><br /></li><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Commissioner James Justice addresses the ending of last week's show. Will Alicia Strong still be the Number One Contender by the end of the night? </span></div></div></div></div></div><br /></li><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Rick Law faces Steve Frehley in a Last Man Standing match!</span></div></div></div></div></div><br /></li><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">USPW alumni return for a huge "American Dream" Battle Royal. The winner will receive a National Championship shot in the near future!</span></div></div></div></div></div><br /></li><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">A huge backstage party will be thrown, with a blockbuster announcement set to be made immediately following American Wrestling on Reverie… </span></div></div></div></div></div><br /></li><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Roger Cage will team with two former USPW World Tag Team Champions, to face The Olympus Order.</span></div></div></div></div></div><br /></li><li><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Running Wolf will go one on one with The Business’ “muscle” Charlie Thatcher, as he continues his chase of the USPW World Champion, Rich Money!</span></div></div></div></div></div></li></ul><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><hr color=red><hr color=blue></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>USPW American Wrestling - Reverie Exclusive - “From The United States… To The World!”</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><hr color=red><hr color=blue></span></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="48440" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>Last Man Standing</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Rick Law vs. Steve Frehley</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Charlie Thatcher vs. Running Wolf</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Roger Cage & a former USPW World Tag Team title holding team vs. Zeus’ Olympus Order</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Melody & Sara Marie vs. The Muscle Monsters</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Faith McGee vs. Pariah</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><strong>The Winner Will Receive A Future USPW National Championship Shot - “American Dream” Battle Royal Featuring:</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Cheetah Boy, Chris Caulfield, Eric The Bull, Flex, Happy Elwood, Jim Force, Jorge Washington, </span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> Krusher Karloff, Mick Muscles, Oscar Ozymandias, Pecs, Petr Novak, Teddy Powell, T-Rex</span></span></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"> </span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div><p></p></div></blockquote>
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Rick Law vs. Steve Frehley

 

Charlie Thatcher vs. Running Wolf

 

Roger Cage & a former USPW World Tag Team title holding team vs. Zeus’ Olympus Order

 

Melody & Sara Marie vs. The Muscle Monsters

 

Faith McGee vs. Pariah

 

The Winner Will Receive A Future USPW National Championship Shot - “American Dream” Battle Royal Featuring:

Cheetah Boy, Chris Caulfield, Eric The Bull, Flex, Happy Elwood, Jim Force, Jorge Washington,

Krusher Karloff, Mick Muscles, Oscar Ozymandias, Pecs, Petr Novak, Teddy Powell, T-Rex

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USPW American Wrestling - Week 2, January 2020

 

USPW American Wrestling

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“From The United States… To The World!”

 

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Date:
Wednesday, Week 2, January 2020 -
Location:
The Dust Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee -
Attendance:
15,000

 

[American Wrestling begins in the office of James Justice. The new Commissioner sits behind his desk, with a briefcase open so that its contents are visible to the viewer.]

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James Justice:
When I got to work today
this
(points to Briefcase)
was on my desk. Courtesy of our honourable World Champion… Rich Money. Now I don’t know if I made myself clear last week, but
this
isn’t going to work. I’ve put in the hours in that ring, I’ve earned my money legit throughout my career!
(Getting fired up)
So if you think I’m going to disrespect my brothers and sisters in the locker room, myself or the USPW fans… you’ve got another thing coming!

 

But Rich, I don’t want your money to go to waste… so I made a call earlier, and USPW are going to match every single dollar on this table, and we’re making a huge donation to the “Create-A-Dream Foundation”!

 

[James Justice nods his head, delighted to make the announcement and perhaps a little pleased to get one over on the famously uncharitable World Champion.]

 

James Justice:
But you’re not the only one who is trying to work outside of the law, Rich.
(Speaking to someone off camera)
Send her in… alone.

 

[After James says that Alicia Strong walks into the office. Having won last week’s Main Event, Alicia became the Number One Contender to the USPW Womens Championship. However, she broke a pre-match stipulation that now sees her called into James’ office.]

 

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Alicia Strong
(tightly wound)
:
Now listen to me James, my father…

 

James Justice
(interrupting)
:
Don’t give me that Alicia, I’ve spoken with your father this week, and he’s disgusted with your actions.

 

Alicia Strong
(highly strung)
:
Well... tonight is my big night… and I am not going to let you spoil it! I am named Wrestler of the Decade
tonight
, and then I am going to Stars, Stripes and Slams and I’m becoming the 8-time Womens Champion!

 

James Justice:
Maybe…
(smirks)
. Maybe you
will
win that award tonight, and maybe you
will
go on to the Stars, Stripes & Slams… but we won’t know either answer, until later tonight. See, Wrestler of the Decade is down to the great USPW fans… but the Number One Contendership, that’s in the hands of those “Muscle Monsters” of yours.

 

[Alicia doesn’t understand, she throws up her hands. Before she can ask any more questions, Justice has an answer.]

 

James Justice:
You seemed to think that Gloria & Julliette were part of that match last week, so tonight when they face Melody & Sara Marie… your title shot is on the line. If your girls win, you’re going to Stars, Stripes & Slams. If not, you’ll be in the back watching Melody & Sara Marie challenge Jaime Quine instead...

 

Alicia Strong
(furious)
:
You’re not going to get away with this Justice!

 

[Alicia then storms out of the room, slamming the door behind her. James Justice looks satisfied with his first two orders of business for the night, as the opening sequence to the show begins...]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Following the title sequence, the commentators welcome viewers to the USPW Decade Awards “Special” of American Wrestling...]

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Belle Bryden:
… that’s right, Brock - and I can’t wait! And not only because I’m up for two awards tonight!

Emily McQueen:
As if you weren’t insufferable enough already…

Brock Cornish:
We’ve got four awards to give out tonight, but that is just the tip of the iceberg! Rick Law will go one on one with Steve Frehley in a Last Man Standing match… and Running Wolf will face Rich Money’s bodyguard Charlie Thatcher, as he continues to chase the devious World Champion!

Belle Bryden:
But first it’s time for the American Dream Battle Royal! I haven’t seen some of these faces in
years
, but I know our fans will give them a nostalgic “welcome home” to American Wrestling!<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Once 14 of the 15 USPW alumni had made their entrances for the Battle Royal (to varying pops and occasional bemusement), Joss Thompson came out as seemingly the final entrant. “The Complete Package” had a microphone, and something to say before the match began.]

 

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Joss Thompson
(arrogant)
:
First things first… I just wanna clear the air. Everybody is thinking it, and no… I’m not like any of these guys. For one, I actually have a job here.
(Laughs uncontrollably)
. And I have both of my original hips…

 

[Joss taps both of his hips and doubles over, laughing at his own “jokes”. Joss then sees somebody in the ring, and puts an apologetic hand up.]

 

Joss Thompson:
Oh wait… I didn’t see you there,
Paddy Cool
… or is it Happy Elwood these days? My apologies, you’ve got both your hips… after all, you haven’t been booked anywhere for the last decade. But unlike you, one of these old farts had to pull out at the last minute. So I’m here, and I’m going to throw every single one of you back to the free agents pool.

 

[The talent in the ring grow frustrated at Thompson’s mocking of them. He isn’t done however, despite being the only person finding his “routine” remotely humorous.]

 

Joss Thompson:
What ever happened to your buddy Tom E. Hawk anyway, Elwood?
(Slapping his head at his sudden “realisation”)
I remember, he lost his title and then quit like a coward!

 

[Joss laughs at himself once more and puts the microphone down. He enters the ring, to a baying group of angry USPW alumni...]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>

”American Dream” Battle Royal - The Winner Earns A Future USPW National Championship Shot!

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Featuring: Cheetah Boy, Chris Caulfield, Eric The Bull, Flex, Happy Elwood,

Jim Force, Jorge Washington, Joss Thompson, Krusher Karloff, Mick Muscles,

Oscar Ozymandias, Pecs, Petr Novak, Teddy Powell, T-Rex

As expected, as soon as Joss Thompson entered the ring, the majority of the competitors targeted him, and it was only escaping through the second rope to the outside that saved him from elimination. He would go on to strategically eliminate a number of men from the Battle Royal. Oscar Ozymanidias was out first, quickly followed by Jorge Washington. Eric The Bull, Cheetah Boy and Teddy Powell quickly followed.

 

Despite working together, Flex & Pecs were taken out by T-Rex, who looked to be a favourite as the field thinned out. However, when he went face to face with The Cold Warriors, Joss Thompson was able to opportunistically eliminate him from the match. Chris Caufield and Jim Force (in throwback face paint) would then team up to get rid of The Cold Warriors, but Force would become the next victim of Joss Thompson.

 

Chris Caulfield, Joss Thompson, Mick Muscles and Happy Elwood (somehow) made up the final four, but soon it was three as Elwood was launched over the top rope by Mick Muscles. Joss Thompson offered Mick Muscles an alliance, but was thrown over the top rope for his troubles. Thompson however held on to the top rope, and actually provided an assist as Chris Caulfield sent Muscles to the outside. Chris was on the brink of winning the match, in his first USPW appearance since leaving in early 2019. Joss Thompson poked him in the eye though, and looked set to take charge.

 

However, before Joss Thompson could return to the ring, a large bang was heard, and the flames at the top of the ramp meant only one thing…

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For reasons unknown to anybody, Tyson Baine emerged from the back, and this coupled with the shock of the loud noise behind him, completely caught Joss off guard. Reacting to the distraction, Chris Caulfield knocked “The Complete Package” off the apron and to the ground below, earning himself a future National Championship shot!

 

Winner:
Chris Caulfield (in 10:01)

 

From the moment he hit the ground, Joss Thompson was kicking off. Chris Caulfield had found assistance from a long-term rival, and Joss Thompson couldn’t believe he hadn’t won the match. His protestations fell on deaf ears however, and as he backed up the ramp, he was stopped in his tracks by Tyson Baine!

 

As he turned around, the unsuspecting Joss was hit with a Chokeslam from Tyson! This led to a stare down between Caulfield and Baine, “The Hardcore American” just as confused as everybody else as to why Baine offered his help.

 

Belle Bryden:
I don’t know what I’ve seen… but I’m glad somebody shut Joss up!

Emily McQueen:
Chris Caulfield doesn’t even work here, but he’s the Number One Contender to the National title?!

Brock Cornish:
Joss may have a bone to pick with Tyson Baine, but I don’t think he’ll be confronting “The Angel of Death” any time soon! He’d better clear off though, because we’ve got the first of the USPW DECADE Awards to give out!
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[The first award to be given out on the night was “Rivalry of the Decade”, and Peter Valentine and Freddie Datsun made their way to the podium that had been set up beside the entranceway. Despite their years as rivals in the company, the two men managed to remain cordial as they introduced the “nominees”.]

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[Footage aired of the various nominated rivalries, with a number of iconic USPW clips aired during the course of the video package.
Returning to the podium, Freddie Datsun opened the envelope with the winner’s names inside.]

 

Peter Valentine:
(jumping the gun)
:
… and the winner is, Nicky Champion vs. Steve Frehley!

 

[The commentators noted that despite being up for two awards, Nicky Champion has not been seen at the building during the day. Even Belle Bryden was beginning to lose hope. Steve Frehley is in the building however, and comes out to “accept” the awards.]

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Steve Frehley
(grabbing the award)
:
So I guess this is mine…
(Frehley looks unimpressed, until he feels the weight of the statuette)
I guess I could find a use for this.

 

[steve Frehley then gets in the face of Freddie Datsun, who steps out of the way. Peter Valentine got himself out of the way too, before Frehley even came near him.]

 

Steve Frehley:
But I guess this is it. Confirmation. Nicky Champion is done. Rivalry of the Decade… and I finished him at the biggest show of 2019! A fitting final chapter, don’t you think. But this is another big night, right? And y’all know what I do when the pressure is on. Rick Law… Last Man Standing… enjoy your last night in USPW!

 

[steve Frehley then left to the back, with the commentators promoting that Main Event match between Rick Law and Steve Frehley!]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Heading to the back, Roger Cage is seen preparing for his match later in the evening. One of his opponents approaches him, with Zeus appearing without the rest of The Olympus Order.]

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Roger Cage
(looking up from tying his boots)
:
Let me guess, Bad Intention are behind that door, waiting for the signal to come and kick my ass again?

 

Zeus:
Oh come on now, Roger. It is nothing like that. I just want to know what went wrong? Last week, you wanted to face us 3-on-1… but now, I hear you’ve got some former Champions in your corner?

 

Roger Cage
(standing up)
:
Yeah well what worked for me, didn’t work for the Commissioner. So tonight, it’s 3-on-3… and I think you’re going to love my partners. Zeus, it’s going to be savage!

 

[Roger Cage smirks at Zeus, who storms off in a huff. As Zeus heads out of the door, Cage calls him back...]

 

Zeus:
What?

 

Roger Cage
(self-assured, and with a wink to his rival)
:
You’ll never beat me.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Faith McGee vs. Pariah

Pariah had an excellent run during the last few months of 2019, and this match saw her further build on that momentum with a dominant victory over Faith McGee. Faith showed some resilience to stay in the match as long as she did, but when Pariah debuted a new submission finisher, known as “The Lullaby” (Kata-Ha-Jime), the match was over.

 

Winner:
Pariah (submission in 4:20)

 

Pariah stood tall in the ring, with the commentators putting over her no-nonsense attitude. Belle talked up the new submission hold that Pariah had debuted, and said that if Jillian Jarvis is watching, then she’d better be concerned about being caught in it. Those two will face off at Stars, Stipes & Slams, with the winner widely expected to become the new Number One Contender to the USPW Womens Championship.
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Heading back to the office of Commissioner James Justice, the man in charge is seen talking to Running Wolf about tonight’s Main Event, when Rich Money storms into the office.]

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Rich Money
(incensed)
:
Hey, Justice! You can stop this crap right now! Give me my money back, or believe me… I’ll make sure you aren’t here next week!

 

[Running Wolf steps between James Justice and the World Champion, standing up for the Commissioner.]

 

Running Wolf
(stoic)
:
You’d better step down, Rich… or Justice will kick your ass before I get the chance to!

 

[Rich brushes Wolf off, and makes it clear his issue is with Justice.]

 

James Justice
(glib)
:
You don’t have to be modest, Rich. That donation is going to do a whole world of good. Not only has USPW matched it, but I have too… and so has your opponent for Stars, Stripes & Slams, Running Wolf!

 

[Rich is now unsure what to be most mad about, Wolf getting another shot at his title, or his money being “wasted” on charitable causes.]

 

Rich Money:
You’ve loving this aren’t you, Justice?!
(Trying to maintain some composure)
This little honeymoon period of yours isn’t going to last very long, and you’re going to be on your knees begging for my help. You might not know it now, but when you’re at your very lowest… you’ll realise The Business doesn’t owe you anything. And we’ll kick you to the curb with the rest of ‘em…

 

I am the USPW World Champion, and no matter what stupid little title they give you, I have the Championship, I have the money. And that means that
I
have the power!<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Melody & Sara Marie vs. The Muscle Monsters

The third match of the night had a major impact on the future of the Womens Championship, and despite being the Number One Contender, Alicia Strong was barred from ringside. Unlike last week, the referee is under strict orders to disqualify The Muscle Monsters, if Strong so much as shows her face during the match.

 

As a result, this match was contested in a completely fair manner, if you discount the constant rule bending by The Muscle Monsters. These tactics, and their overall strength advantage, saw Gloria & Juliette take control of the match, with Melody requiring a hot tag from Sara Marie to get them back into it. Sara Marie turned the tables, but it was eventually Melody who scored the decisive fall, pinning Juliette King following a Melody Maker.

 

Winners:
Melody & Sara Marie (pinfall in 10:18)

 

[As Melody & Sara Marie celebrated together in the ring, the commentators discussed Alicia Strong no longer being the Number One Contender. Alicia wouldn’t be the only one unhappy with this result however, as Jaime Quine would now have to face two challengers at Stars, Stripes & Slam. It was Strong who was out to protest after the match however, and she took a microphone and ranted from the top of the stage.]

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Alicia Strong
(appealing to the audience)
:
Everybody in this building knows that this isn’t fair!

 

[Melody & Sara Marie roll their eyes. They’re more than used to Alicia’s characteristic strops.]

 

Alicia Strong
(desperate)
:
This is theft! Why isn’t
anybody
doing
anything
about this?!

 

[Alicia is completely beside herself, she can’t understand why everybody doesn’t see things the same way she does. Before Strong continues her rant however, a song that will be familiar to long-time USPW fans hits.]

 

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[Alicia Strong was furious to be interrupted, but Cherry Bomb continued on and headed to the podium. As Alicia went to speak, Cherry cut her off.]

 

Cherry Bomb
(authoritative)
:
Alicia, honey, you need to shut your mouth!

 

[strong is gobsmacked, and heads up to the podium to confront her. Cherry Bomb shows her the envelope in her hand, and Strong’s demeanor changes. She goes from furious to hopeful in an instant. Alicia rushes Cherry through the nominations, and speaks throughout the video package that had been put together to promote the nominees.]

 

Cherry Bomb:
and the winner is… Alicia Strong!

 

[Completely forgetting about her gripe, Alicia Strong is delighted and screams when she is revealed as the USPW Women’s Wrestler of The Decade. She takes control of the microphone and pushes Cherry Bomb out of the way.]

 

Alicia Strong
(delirious)
:
I did it! I DID IT!
(raising the award)
Wrestler of the Decade!
(applauding herself, then trying to get the fans to start a chant)
You deserve it…
(holding her hand to her ear, less than happy with the response)
I deserve it!

 

[Raising the award once more, Alicia Strong appeared to have completely forgotten the grievance she had come out to air, and headed to the back. Melody & Sara Marie simply shook their heads, they’re used to the erratic “Sensational One”...]

 

Emily McQueen:
A worthy winner, your Women’s Wrestler of the Decade… Alicia Strong!

Brock Cornish:
Like her or not, 6 title reigns in the last 10 years is impressive. She may have changed over the last 18 months, but Alicia truly is “Sensational”.

Belle Bryden
(begrudgingly)
:
Yeah, I guess…
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USPW American Wrestling - Reverie Exclusive - “From The United States… To The World!”

<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
[Returning for the second hour of the show, the commentators introduced a video package which replayed footage from last week’s show. During a “statement” made by Rich Money at the top of the ramp, the USPW World Champion was confronted by Running Wolf. Wolf would then be attacked from behind by Rich Money’s “bodyguard” Charlie Thatcher, who threw him head first into the LED set, resulting in the match up next being made...]
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Charlie Thatcher vs. Running Wolf

From the moment the match started, Running Wolf had revenge on his mind and took the fight to Thatcher. He couldn’t completely steamroll the big man, so while Thatcher got some offence in, it was still an extremely convincing victory for Running Wolf. Sending a huge message to Rich Money ahead of their match at Stars, Stripes & Slams, the Number One Contender hit a Wolf Tamer to pick up the win in under 6 minutes.

 

Winner:
Running Wolf (pinfall in 5:38)

 

[Running Wolf stood tall in the ring, but was prepared for the potential of an attack from The Business.]

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[The attack soon came, led by Sterling Whitlock. While Running Wolf did his best to fight off the group, he was taken down and left laying in the middle of the ring. Sterling Whitlock ordered the rest of the group to hold Running Wolf up, facing the entrance way, as Rich Money came out from the back.]

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[Rich Money walked down to the ring and stood in front of Running Wolf, slapping him in the face before taking a microphone. Rich Money took some bills out of his pocket, and shoved them in Wolf’s mouth.]

 

Rich Money:
Wolf, there’s my donation to the local hospital… you can deliver it yourself.

 

[Money then drove his boot into the exposed jaw of Running Wolf, sending him slumping to the mat. The World Champion then led The Business back up the ramp, having dealt with the Number One Contender.]

 

Emily McQueen:
Wolf not looking much of a winner tonight…

Brock Cornish:
Maybe not, but there’s still two weeks unitil Stars, Stripes & Slams, and this is only going to light a fire in Running Wolf!

Belle Bryden (concerned):
That’s if he can make it, Brock. That blow to the jaw knocked him out cold!
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Heading to the back, Lionel Greenwood promotes the Main Event match, before introducing his guest at this time, Rick Law.]

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[Rick Law talked about the Last Man Standing challenge he made to Steve Frehley last week, and the fact some people have been questioning the wisdom behind it. Rick Law said he understands just how dangerous Frehley is, and that’s why it’s so important that somebody stops him. He doesn’t see anybody else stepping into the line of duty, so he has to. As the interview appears to end, Chris Caulfield walks in.]

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[The two men shook hands and had a short catch up, before Chris Caulfield got down to serious business.]

 

Chris Caulfield:
… but Rick, I just wanted to wish you luck tonight. I know you don’t need me to tell you what Frehley is capable of, but from somebody who has had more Last Man Standing, Hardcore, Flaming Table, First Blood, Steel Cage, Deathmatches that anybody else… and from somebody who feels the effects of those matches every day… these fights are 90% mental. So I need you to remember something Rick, when you’re in the ring with Frehley tonight… you’re one of the toughest S.O.Bs I’ve ever stepped in the ring with. And USPW needs you to take down Frehley tonight!

 

[Chris then offers his hand to Rick Law, who accepts. Law is inspired by the words of “The Hardcore American”.]

 

Rick Law:
Chris, I’m not going to let anybody down tonight!<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Returning to ringside, it was time for the Tag Team of the Decade award to be given out, and to present this one, one half of each of the first two teams to hold USPW’s World Tag Team titles made their returns to American Wrestling.]

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[Captain USA and Corporal Doom played up to their personas to a comical degree, the contrast between the two resulting in The Captain getting under The Corporal’s skin pretty quickly. After a brief shoutout to the man he held the titles with back in 2002, Rick Law, The Captain introduced the nominees.]

 

Corporal Doom:
And the winners are…

 

[before Doom could announce the Tag Team of The Decade, The Towers of Powers came out from the back, confident that they’d been voted as the winners.]

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Danny Rushmore:
First of all, we want to thank Shane Sneer…

 

[Captain USA taps Danny on the shoulder and shows both him and Mick Muscles the actual result.]

 

Mick Muscles
(outraged)
:
NATURAL STORM?!

 

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[The actual winners came out after that belated announcement, and shook hands with Captain USA. Eddie Howard took the award, but as The Towers of Power left, another team emerged.]

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[The Cold Warriors hadn’t been seen together on American Wrestling for some time before tonight, but were making their impact by attacking the Tag Team of the Decade. Captain USA II could do nothing as Karloff & Novak laid out Howard & Rayne, throwing them into, and knocking over, the podium. Whether bitter losers, or opportunistic attackers, The Cold Warriors stood over Natural Storm, significantly souring a celebratory moment for the 6 time World Tag Team Champions!]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Roger Cage & Savage Fury vs. The Olympus Order

Despite the dose of nostalgia it may have given some fans to see Savage Fury make a one-night return to American Wrestling, Roger Cage soon learned what many people before him had years ago. While they work perfectly together as a unit, Savage Fury do not mix well outside of their team. Therefore, after a brief spell in the ring from both men, the former Tag Team Champions simply left Roger Cage high and dry, with no explanation and no real reason.

 

This left him in the 3-on-1 situation that he’d originally proposed, and Cage suffered at the hands of Zeus’ Olympus Order. Adding insult to injury, Zeus tagged himself in after Bad Intentions had done much of the hard work, and pinned the National Champion to pick up the win.

 

Winners:
The Olympus Order (pinfall in 5:30)

 

The Olympus Order stood tall in the ring, with the isolated Roger Cage still down on the mat. Emily McQueen smugly said “I told you so”, in regards to Cage’s claim that Zeus would never beat him coming to bite him on the ass. But these were no regular circumstances. Nonetheless, it was two straight defeats for Roger Cage at the beginning of 2020, and with a title defence against Chris Caulfield coming up, the National Champion would have to put this behind him, and fast.
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[in the back, James Justice is putting the finishing touches on the USPW Decade Awards post-show party, when he is joined in the room by former enemy Peter Valentine, and his nephew Casey.]

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Peter Valentine
(very loudly)
:
So you’re the man in charge around here now, huh, Justice?

 

James Justice:
That’s right, Petey. And if you don’t mind, I’ve got a pretty big announcement to make in about
(checks watch)
30 minutes…

 

Peter Valentine
(assertive)
:
Well we need to talk. You’ve got the second coming of Peter Valentine on your hands with my nephew Casey, and you’d better start giving him the shots he deserves.

 

[Rekindling their old rivalry, the already on-edge James Justice squares up to Peter Valentine. Neither man is willing to back down, but Casey Valentine’s actions draws the attention of both men.

 

Flipping a table, which had all the food for the Decade Awards afterparty on it, Casey Valentine was in the mood to cause chaos. Peter Valentine soon joined him, pulling down decorations and popping balloons. Security were on the scene and removed the two trouble makers, but the damage appeared to be done. At this moment, James Justice received a call. Whatever he was told, took his mind off the mess that had just been made.

 

Justice turned to the staff members who had put it all together.]

 

James Justice:
I need to leave this with you, buddy. I’ve got to go and present this final award after the Main Event… and from the phone call I’ve just received, it’s going to be huge!

 

[James Justice then left the room, as we returned to ringside for the Main Event...]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>

Last Man Standing

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Rick Law vs. Steve Frehley

Given the high stakes of this TV Main Event, it was no surprise when the fight took a shortcut to “the good stuff”, with the two men going to the outside and brawling all around the ringside area within the first few minutes. It wasn’t long before weapons came into play, as well as use of every part of the environment as Law and Frehley worked to keep each other down. Unlike most Last Man Standing matches, there weren’t too many close counts, with both competitors keen to get back to their feet as quickly as they could. A “Long Arm of The Law” from Rick Law, which had a huge run up and drove Frehley head first into the bottom of the stage, was the closest he got, but Frehley once again showed why he has ended so many careers in USPW.

 

Steve Frehley has an unmatched ruthless edge to his offence, and when he had Law where he wanted him, the result of the match became an inevitability. It is that part in almost every Frehley match that he takes on the role of predator, and his opponent the prone prey. A “Dark Destroyer Spear” was the move that put Law at the complete mercy of “The Destroyer”, with Frehley then dragging him over to the announcer’s desk!

 

Brock Cornish:
Put your own soundtrack to this one fans… we’re getting out of here!

 

Steve Frehley then hit a Frehley’s Comet (F-5) to Rick Law, on top of the announcer’s table, hurting his own back in the process. With no commentary, only the reaction of the crowd could be heard as Steve Frehley made it back to his feet. The referee continued to count, but Rick Law didn’t move a muscle.

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Dawn ran down from the back, but it was far too late for Rick Law to be helped in any way. The referee counted the ten, and Steve Frehley was declared the victor.

 

Winner:
Steve Frehley (in 15:29)

 

[“The Destroyer” had clearly taken some damage to his back, and headed up the ramp holding the base of his spine. When Steve Frehley reached the top of the ramp, the music of the Commissioner, James Justice hit!]

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James Justice:
Hold on Steve, the night isn’t quite done. We’ve still got to name Male Wrestler of the Decade!

 

[While grimacing, Steve Frehley nodded his head, confident he was about to pick up his second award of the evening.

 

James Justice introduced the 5 nominees, showing footage of some of the greatest moments in the last 10 years of United States Pro Wrestling. It was then time for the big moment.]

 

James Justice:
The votes have been counted and verified… and the USPW Wrestler of the Decade… is this man!

 

[steve Frehley expects Justice to point to him, but instead Justice points to the entrance way. There is a pause.

 

 

A long pause…

 

 

Before a familiar song hits. The Dust Bowl know who is about to walk out from the back, and they react accordingly!]

 

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Belle Bryden:
I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!

Brock Cornish:
Hawkeye is back! Nicky Champion is here on American Wrestling!

Emily McQueen:
I thought he was done… we all saw Thanksgiving Thunder.

Belle Bryden:
Well you were
wrong
! Nicky Champion is BACK!

 

[Nicky Champion walks straight past Steve Frehley, and shakes hands with James Justice. Putting his mouth to Nicky’s ear, the Commissioner has some words of encouragement for the USPW Wrestler of the Decade.]

 

Nicky Champion
(looking out to the fans)
:
Thank you!

 

[Nicky then takes a look at the award, and begins to smile. Pointing all around the arena, Champion repeats “thank you” over and over again. Nicky Champion then takes the award, raises it in the air, and walks away. A rather understated return for the iconic figure.]

 

Emily McQueen:
Wait… that’s it?

 

[Nicky didn’t head to the back however, instead heading over to Steve Frehley who stood in the middle of the stage. The two eternal rivals went nose to nose, and Frehley showed zero emotion as he came face to face with the man who he defeated at Thanksgiving Thunder.]

 

Nicky Champion
(his eyes locked on Frehley’s)
:
THANK.
YOU
.

 

[Champion then turned away, and headed to the back. “Hawkeye” may have returned, but he’d left us with more questions than he’d answered.]

 

Brock Cornish:
Nicky Champion is back… but I don’t know what to say.

Belle Bryden:
We’re looking at a changed man, but Hawkeye is back in USPW!

Emily McQueen:
And he may live to regret picking another fight with Steve Frehley…

Brock Cornish:
Be that as it may, we’re out of time here on American Wrestling! But stay with Reverie and the exclusive post show after party, because James Justice will discuss everything we’ve seen tonight… and make an “industry changing announcement” live on that show! Thank you and good night, from USPW’s Decade Awards show!
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Another great show from top to bottom. I loved the American Dream Battle Royale. Most the main guys (Money, Justice, Law etc) are great but I think again my MVP's were Roger Cage and Alicia Strong especially. The division is obviously built around here so it's important for her to be an interesting character and you've nailed it.

 

Obviously interesting to see where you're going with Champion (and also Tyson/Caulfield)

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USPW Announce “FTR” Development Programme, Huge Investment Expected

 

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USPW Announce “FTR” Development Programme, Huge Investment Expected

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Reverie launch “USPW+”, an add-on subscription featuring the company’s entire back catalogue!

 

Immediately following USPW American Wrestling going off the air tonight, Reverie held a “USPW Decade Awards Show:
Afterparty
”, having promoted a huge announcement set to take place on the 15 minute broadcast.

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James Justice addressed viewers to open up the show, and spoke about how USPW had tonight looked back at the last 10 years of the company, but they had done so in order to look towards the future right now. Justice would then go on to announce the USPW “FTR Development Programme”, with Reverie making huge investments in securing the future of United States Pro Wrestling. TotalExtremeWrestling.com understands that this would function similarly to SWF’s RIPW, but would be run centrally by USPW, and not as its own entity as SWF has allowed RIPW to be. As well as the “child promotion”, the announcement heavily implied that USPW would be working on creating “home-grown” stars, with the ill-fated USPW “Training Camp” perhaps set to reopen after 16 years of inactivity. While the programme famously only produced two competitors who would go on to appear on USPW TV, it was responsible for nurturing the talents of Nicky Champion, and has paid back the company’s investment in it ten fold as a result.

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Details on this are at the moment unclear, but a further announcement is expected over the next week.

 

It was also announced during the show that Reverie were launching “USPW+”, an add-on subscription service available to their worldwide audience, that would not only feature all content produced by “USPW FTR”, but also the entire USPW back catalogue. Until now, “collections” were cycled in and out of availability, with the on-demand service providing limited “Classic USPW Content” at any one time. Now, USPW fans will be able to relive any event in the history of the company, at an additional cost of $5.99 per month.

 

While huge news for USPW and their fans, this move once again raises questions and concerns around the increasing influence and growth shown by the company, which continues at a rate not in line with the rest of the industry. “FTR” may be USPW’s first foray into the “talent farming” system, but some fear that they are merely “dipping their toes in the water”, and could realistically set up similar programmes all around the world. Reverie is one of the largest broadcasting platforms on the planet, and their global presence has moved USPW into territory that no Pro Wrestling company in history has ever stepped into. A large audience in every major wrestling market gives them unprecedented coverage, and with reports they’ve already reached out to a number of major international names about joining USPW FTR, talks of a desired “Global Monopoly” may not be far from the truth.

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Earlier this month Sam Keith and The Confederation of the Territories spoke out against the practises of USPW’s parent company, and if the apparent invasion into foreign territories continues, it won’t be long before promotions around the world share those sentiments.

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Oooooooooooooohh yeah!!! Pablo has arrived! :D

Pablo is such a good guy, I almost feel bad for him working for USPW. But here we are :)

BOO Reverie representatives!

They're just trying to provide the most entertaining product for the fans. What's so bad about that? ;)

A third dynasty? Given yourself a hell of a lot of work here but damn if I ain't sitting down for this one too.

Thankfully, I have a fair bit of time on my hands at the minute :p

Sam Keith is the real hero of this story!

And Reverie most certainly the villain :cool:

Well that was great! Lots of characters were great but my star of the show has to be Alicia. Although I also loved the idea of the 'Rich Money Economy' and Roger Cage. I'm not sure if Nicky being gone at the start is something that's in the bio and is canon but either way I think it's really helped. Let you focus on the other main guys and then when the figurehead is back he can be the spotlight.

 

There's a lot of potential for what you can do with a big decade award ceremony. I imagine there's plenty of people that are possible to sign to nightly deals so that will be interesting.

 

Another great show from top to bottom. I loved the American Dream Battle Royale. Most the main guys (Money, Justice, Law etc) are great but I think again my MVP's were Roger Cage and Alicia Strong especially. The division is obviously built around here so it's important for her to be an interesting character and you've nailed it.

 

Obviously interesting to see where you're going with Champion (and also Tyson/Caulfield)

Thanks, I feel like with the overwhelming nature of the roster, it is going to take me a while to find my feet with all the different characters, but I'm glad a few are sticking out already. Alicia is the most important member of the roster (along with Nicky) to get right I think. Everything on both the men's and women's side of the rosters are built around them (or will be, when Nicky is back to his old self :)) so they're the main focus when making any plans going forward.

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Thanks, I feel like with the overwhelming nature of the roster, it is going to take me a while to find my feet with all the different characters, but I'm glad a few are sticking out already. Alicia is the most important member of the roster (along with Nicky) to get right I think. Everything on both the men's and women's side of the rosters are built around them (or will be, when Nicky is back to his old self :)) so they're the main focus when making any plans going forward.

 

This is all really clean, and neat. I like it a lot!! USPW do have a big roster don't they. I make it 63 active wrestlers when the game starts? With Pablo Rodriguez (who is one of my GUYS!) that would make 64? Huge number! It's probably 5 or 6 wrestlers away from a brand split. 18 females could be split into two small rosters, with maybe one or two more signings there too.

 

I see you've brought in a few already, and with USPW's developmental company, they could easily have enough for two brands.

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USPW American Wrestling - Week 3, January 2020

 

USPW American Wrestling

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“From The United States… To The World!”

 

Date:
Wednesday, Week 3, January 2020 -
Location:
Isaak Road Arena in Baltimore, Maryland -
Attendance:
15,000

 

[American Wrestling begins with a video package, looking back at Nicky Champion’s return to USPW last week, his first appearance since Thanksgiving Thunder. Champion returned as he was confirmed as the USPW “Male Wrestler of the Decade”, and confronted the man previously believed to have ended his career. Champion had already thanked the fans for voting him as the winner, but ended the show with the same two words to the man who was the other half of “Rivalry of the Decade”, Steve Frehley. Going nose to nose with “The Destroyer”, Nicky Champion curiously told the man who defeated him at USPW’s biggest show of the year, “thank you”.]
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Out of that video package, the music of Nicky Champion hit, with “Hawkeye” making his first full entrance since that night in November that many feared was his last. The commentators welcomed viewers to the show, but the focus and attention was all on Nicky as he returned to a USPW ring.]

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[Champion was handed a microphone, but took the chance to take in his surroundings. From the ring to the reaction to the camera pointed at him, it was as if he was experiencing them all again for the first time. Before he spoke, Champion took a deep breath. Belle Bryden noted it was extremely rare to see him show any sign of nerves.]

 

Nicky Champion
(humbled)
:
Thank you… from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Each and every single one of you… thank you.

 

[Nicky composes himself, taking a moment to look around once again. Brock Cornish encourages Champion on commentary, saying “they’re all here for you, Hawkeye!”]

 

Nicky Champion
(emotionally overwhelmed)
:
Thank you for being here, when I wasn’t. Thank you for watching this show, when I couldn’t. Thank you for picking me up, when I didn’t think I could get up!

 

[Nicky once again pauses to compose himself.]

 

Nicky Champion
(with a tremor in his voice)
:
Because I thought Thanksgiving Thunder was the end.
(Nicky pauses for several seconds.)
When I got back from the hospital, I thought that was it. I told my wife that I couldn’t do it anymore, and for the first time since this show debuted I missed an episode. Not only was I not with my brothers and sisters in the back, I didn’t even watch the show on Reverie. Since Thanksgiving Thunder, I haven’t seen one single second of USPW American Wrestling. I just couldn’t do it…

 

[While bearing his soul to the fans, Nicky Champion becomes angry with himself, perhaps feeling that he was letting people down by avoiding USPW.]

 

Nicky Champion:
And maybe I should have dusted myself down, got back on the horse and came back to work. If I had, maybe Running Wolf could be Champ now like he deserves to be! But I
just
couldn’t. Because of one man. Steve Frehley.

 

[Even saying the name appears to cause Nicky Champion physical pain. He once more takes a moment to compose himself.]

 

Nicky Champion:
Every time I thought about coming back. Every time I thought about lacing up the boots. The voice in my head told me, “you can’t beat him, Nicky”. I sat under the learning tree of Sam Strong for over a decade, and despite everything he taught me, I gave up. And the cycle continued…

 

Until I got a phone call. From James Justice. And as Justice told me about the USPW Decade Awards, a light bulb went off. A eureka moment where I realised that one match doesn’t define me… one man doesn’t define me! The only thing that defines me, is that when I get knocked down… I get up and fight until I overcome that obstacle!

 

The Sneer Corporation. Bruce The Giant. Peter Valentine. Tyson Baine. Rich Money. Jumbo Jackson. Joss Thompson. Every single one of them stood in front of me, and every single one of them eventually…
eventually
, went down!

 

So I came home. For one thing. Steve Frehley.

 

For one simple challenge that I know The Destroyer won’t be able to reject. Stars, Stripes & Slams. One more time, Frehley vs. Champion. And if I can’t beat you Steve. If you prove to be the one obstacle I can’t get past… I will leave USPW!

 

[Nicky puts the microphone down, and put his head down with it. Having dropped a bombshell, Nicky daren’t look up to see the reaction of the USPW audience. Instead, without raising his head once, Champion walks back up the ramp, and out of sight.]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Following Nicky Champion’s heartfelt speech, and the shocking challenge he laid down to Steve Frehley, the commentators got the chance to welcome viewers to the show properly. Brock and Belle were taken aback by the proposal made by Nicky.]

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Brock Cornish
(uncharacteristically unfocussed)
:
Welcome back everybody to USPW American Wrestling, and well… that was one way to kick off the show!

Belle Bryden
(concerned)
:
That’s right, Brock, Nicky Champion is back… but for how long? Nicky Champion vs. Steve Frehley at Stars, Stripes & Slams, and if Nicky doesn’t win - he leaves USPW!

Emily McQueen:
Chalk another one up to “The Career Destroyer”. Steve Frehley has done it again! It’s been a…

Brock Cornish (interrupting):
Hold on, Emily, I’m hearing that there’s something going down in the back…
(pausing to listen to his headset)
we’ve got a camera back there, lets see what’s happening...<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[in the back, we see Steve Frehley stood over Nicky Champion, just a few inches away from the curtain on the other side of the entranceway.]

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[“The Career Destroyer” has wasted no time in taking Nicky Champion down, and despite understandably feeble attempts to stop him by staff members, Steve Frehley continues to lay his boots into the midsection of “Hawkeye”. Frehley shows no sign of letting up until Running Wolf burst on the scene, and gets between them.]

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[While Frehley is by no means afraid of Running Wolf, he has no intention of getting into anything with him at this time. Wolf stands stoic, guarding his best friend, who is in a fair amount of discomfort on the ground. Frehley is unsure how to react, and eventually backs off. He does have word parting words for Wolf though.]

 

Steve Frehley:
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Alicia Strong vs. Wendy Anderson

The Muscles Monsters were nowhere to be seen when Alicia Strong came out, perhaps a sign of “The Sensational One” having issues with them for their failure to retain her Number One Contendership last week. Despite winning Wrestler of the Decade, Strong looked to be in no mood for celebration tonight. She quickly and expertly dismantled Wendy Anderson, striping down her performance to peak efficiency.

 

Melody & Sara Marie will challenge Jaime Quine for the USPW Womens Championship at Stars, Stripes & Slams, while Strong appears to not have a match for the show. This was obviously playing on her mind, as she secured the victory with an Angel Driver.

 

Winner:
Alicia Strong (pinfall in 5:44)

 

[After the match, Alicia Strong immediately demanded a microphone from ringside, and snatched it from the assistant who brought it over.]

 

Alicia Strong
(indignant)
:
13 years… 7 World Championships... countless hours travelling the roads and a childhood given up, so that you people could be entertained.

 

A lot of people claim to be important in this business, but very few are irreplaceable. Without my father, and the sacrifices my family had to take… there is no USPW!

 

[Alicia turns, now looking down the camera directly.]

 

Alicia Strong:
That’s right, Mr. Packer. It may surprise you, but this place wasn’t built by Reverie… it was built by
Strong
!

 

[Many of the long-term fans of the promotion react to the Strong name, but are of course fondly remembering the iconic Sam Strong, and not his daughter who garners a less favourable response.]

 

Alicia Strong:
Yet still I don’t get the respect I deserve.
(correcting herself)
No, wait… the respect that I’ve
earned
. By carrying this company on my back, and by becoming the best wrestler in the world. Not the best in USPW… not the best of this decade… and certainly not just the best
female
wrestler, you patronising morons. I challenge anybody, man, woman or other, to put their resume against mine.
(Again looking to the camera)
Hey Nicky, how do those 6 World titles look in the shadow of my 7?

 

[Alicia then turns her attention back to the fans, continuing to complain about her treatment.]

 

Alicia Strong:
So our question today, is “why does Alicia Strong continue to be disrespected?” And my answer is you…

 

[Alicia turns her attention to the commentary position, and as she leaves the ring and walks towards the booth, it’s clear she means Belle Bryden. Strong stands beside Belle Bryden and gets in the face of the former 3 time Womens Champion. Belle does her best to remain professional.]

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Alicia Strong:
You bitter, pathetic, washed up, old…

 

[belle Bryden stands up, and gets in the face of Alicia. She won’t stand for any more, the fighter in her takes over. Brock Cornish gets up from his chair and tries to calm his broadcast partner down.]

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Alicia Strong
(to Brock)
:
You’re just lucky that nobody listens to a word you say Brock, or I’d kick your ass right now!

 

[brock speaks to Belle, encouraging her to sit down. Having calmed down a little, and understanding her role in the company, Belle takes her seat. Alicia crouches beside her, ensuring she is at the right height to say it to Bryden’s face.]

 

Alicia Strong (vindictive):
You come out here, every single week Belle, and you discredit and undermine my every achievement. You build up my opponents, and you knock me down. I understand, but I’m not letting you get away with it anymore. You couldn’t take my spot Belle, and no matter how much you try to get these mindless fans behind the next flavour of the month. The next try-hard, wannabe… I am unstoppable.

 

Belle Bryden, you are a disgrace to your profession, just like you disgraced the USPW ring every time you stepped foot in it. Thankfully, that busted up neck means you can’t compete anymore… and if I have my way, your days behind that desk are numbered too!

 

[Alicia then slams the microphone down in front of Belle, who is clearly doing everything in her power to maintain her composure. Strong looks relieved to have released her frustrations at somebody, and smiles as she heads to the back.]

 

Brock Cornish
(shaken up):
That was, umm, uncomfortable to sit through… are you okay Belle?

Belle Bryden: (stone face, but gritting her teeth):
I’m fine, Brock… Alicia will get what’s coming to her. I promise you that…

Emily McQueen:
That was uncalled for, but I
have
warned you both. Let's hope that’s the last time Alicia feels the need to do something like that. I like confrontation, but that was ugly! Then again...

Brock Cornish:
Not now, Emily.
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Cutting to the back, Running Wolf is shown entering the office of James Justice. The Commissioner shakes hands with Wolf, but he is keen to get down to business.]

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[Running Wolf tells James Justice that the planned Main Event of tonight’s show between him and Sterling Whitlock, he wants it changed. In fact, he demands that The Commissioner gives him Steve Frehley in the Main Event. Justice is unsure about Wolf’s desire to fight Frehley this close to a World Championship match at Stars, Stripes & Slam, but Wolf won’t back down. Justice asks him if he’s 100% sure about this, and Wolf insists he is. In that case, Justice thinks it sounds like a great Main Event, and makes the match!]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Roger Cage & The Texas Express vs. Zeus’ Olympus Order

While making his way down to the ring with his partners, Roger Cage cut a promo putting over Cooper & Turk, saying that he was happy to have two partners tonight, that he knew he could trust. The Texas Express delivered on that, and more, with the memory of Savage Fury’s actions left behind as the three men took it to The Olympus Order. As usual, Zeus & Bad Intentions had a number of tricks up their sleeves, but in the end the National Champion pinned Bash Street after hitting a Cage Rage in the middle of the ring.

 

Winner:
Roger Cage & The Texas Express (pinfall in 8:24)

 

After the match, Cage and his partners celebrated, but the good atmosphere was cut short, when Cooper & Turk were jumped from behind. Recently they had been having issues with The Cold Warriors, but tonight it looked like another veteran duo had their sights set on The Texas Express.

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Atlas & Jumbo Jackson took down the two youngsters from behind, and despite his attempts to fight them off, Roger Cage was quickly discarded to the outside. This allowed Atlas & Jackson to toy with the blindsided duo, with Atlas hitting Cooper, and then Turk, with a couple of vicious Kronus Bombs. The team known as Shockwave stood tall, the latest pair to target the up and coming Texas Express!
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[Enygma is once again shown in a dark, mysterious location. Having been absent from American Wrestling for a while, we continue to gain insight into his current mindstate.]

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[This time we see that Enygma is in a place of fire and brimstone, despite being trapped within the four walls of the room. Flames surround the former USPW World Champion, who appears to be in his own personal hell. Unable to compete, or even see the light of day, Enygma appears to have lost all sense of his personal identity.]
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Mick Muscles & Krusher Karloff vs. Natural Storm

Despite the attack last week, that was expected to result in The Cold Warriors facing Natural Storm, it is instead a makeshift duo of the two teams they interacted with last week that Rayne & Howard go up against. The commentators explain Mick replacing Novak as being due to an “incident” during a disciplinary meeting between management and The Cold Warriors. As a result of Novak’s “rage” he was suspended for 28 days.

 

Mick Muscles was apparently out to prove he was the greatest tag team performer in USPW history, but his team with Karloff fell short against Natural Storm. D.C Rayne pinned Mick Muscles, after the former Tower of Power was hit with a Storm Damage.

 

Winners:
Natural Storm (pinfall in 9:54)

 

Following the match, Natural Storm celebrated their victory over The Cold Tower of Warrior Power (?), as the commentators put them over as the “Tag Team of the Decade”. It was also suggested that, despite losing to the Champions two weeks ago, Natural Storm may well be in line for another shot at the USPW World Tag Team Championships!
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USPW American Wrestling - Reverie Exclusive - “From The United States… To The World!”

<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[beginning the second hour of the show, Rich Money is shown in the back, with Lionel Greenwood holding a microphone to his face.]

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Rich Money:
Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight it was my intention - as World Champion of United States Pro Wrestling - to address my Stars, Stripes & Slams challenger in the middle of the ring. Earlier tonight, circumstances changed, when Running Wolf pulled out of a scheduled match with Sterling Whitlock, to challenge Steve Frehley.

 

James Justice allowed this last minute change to be made, which not only punishes Sterling Whitlock for circumstances out of his control, but undermines the USPW World Championship match set for Stars, Stripes & Slams. Suppose I were to “demand” to face Regular Joe at that event, would our Commissioner allow that? This is of course just one example of major missteps made by James Justice within two weeks of his new role, and I will continue to shed light on these shortcomings until USPW management takes action against him.

 

I am however, committed to
my
scheduled appearance, and as such, Rich Money
will
appear following tonight’s Main Event. I
will
address Running Wolf later tonight… what’s left of him, at least.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Bulldozer Brandon Smith vs. Casey Valentine

Last week, during the USPW Decade Awards show, Casey Valentine was reunited with his uncle Peter. Despite being a “reformed character” since his uncle’s retirement from the company, being back with the man who brought him to USPW appeared to bring that old Casey out of him. Earlier this week, Casey Valentine apologised to James Justice, and promised that nothing like this would happen again. While Justice appeared to accept the apology, he did feel that some form of “punishment” was necessary. As a result, this match was made.

 

One of the most intense in-ring performers in USPW today, Bulldozer Brandon Smith continued to show why he is one of the fastest rising stars in the company, picking up another victory in a hard-fought match. Both men got some offence in, but Bulldozer was sharper than Casey from the opening bell. Brandon sealed the victory in under 10 minutes, hitting Casey with the “Bulldozer Blade”.

 

Winner:
Bulldozer Brandon Smith (pinfall in 9:33)

 

Once Bulldozer’s arm had been raised in the ring, Trent Shaffer came out from the back, joined by Raven Robinson. The commentators suggested something might be about to go down between the two men, who have developed quite the competitive rivalry in recent weeks.

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When they were in the ring however, Trent and Raven made it clear that they were only interested in one thing. They didn’t want to play games, and they didn’t want to make this some kind of personal blood feud. Instead, they simply wanted another match - on pay-per-view - to settle their differences.

 

Even Bulldozer himself was surprised by how straight-forward this was, and agreed to the “rubber match”, which would break the deadlock between the two competitors.
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[in the back, Danny Jillefski spoke to the Womens Champion Jaime Quine, to get her thoughts on Melody & Sara Marie both receiving title shots at Stars, Stripes & Slams.]

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[Jaime Quine said that she didn’t agree with the call, but she understands that it’s because she is the hottest trending topic on everybody's lips right now. Everybody would love to get a piece of “The Influencer”, but next Sunday, Melody & Sara are going to have to share the suffering… and they’re going to have to like it!]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Charity Sweet vs. Tiffany Jade

During her entrance, an insert promo was shown featuring Tiffany Jade, who questioned why Sara Marie & Melody both got second chances at the Number One Contendership, despite her being just as screwed over as them. The commentators actually agreed that she had a point, and said that a win tonight would surely help her chances of being added to the match.

 

Unfortunately, she faced the plucky and courageous Charity Sweet, who refused to be kept down, despite the vicious strikes reigning down on her throughout the match. In a major upset, Charity actually picked up the win, rolling Tiffany Jade up, as “The Green Dragon” grew increasingly frustrated.

 

Winner:
Charity Sweet (pinfall in 7:12)

 

The post-match was a story of two reactions. One of complete shock and delight from Charity Sweet, and the other of rage and frustration from Tiffany Jade. If Jade did have a claim to a title shot before the match, she certainly didn’t after it, and it’s unlikely she will let this one lie.

 

The commentators put over a huge win for Charity Sweet, who stood at the top of the ramp, smiling down at the furious Tiffany Jade in the ring.
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[A video package recapped the segment we saw recapped earlier, once again putting over Nicky Champion’s return to USPW American Wrestling last week. This time, the commentators spoke over additional footage, including parts of Nicky Champion’s emotional promo earlier tonight, and the attack he suffered at the hands of Steve Frehley. The segment promotes the Main Event of tonight’s show, as Running Wolf later challenged Steve Frehley to a one on one match. While Wolf has a Stars, Stripes & Slams match to focus on himself, he wants revenge for his best friend, against “The Career Destroyer”.]
<hr color=red><hr color=blue>[Heading to the back, Rich Money is seen addressing the rest of “The Business”, who are in the group’s private locker room.]

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[Rich Money says that he’s sure that Steve Frehley is going to deal with Running Wolf tonight, but if he doesn’t, the Champion has a trick up his sleeve. Tonight, he’s just going to talk to Wolf, and for that, he doesn’t need them to be here. Rich hands Sterling his car keys, and tells the group to take the rest of the night off, as a reward for their good work recently. The group head off, but Rich tells Elizabeth Cartier to stay. He apologises to Dusty DuCont, who he says is going to have to wait to see her tonight, because she’s staying with him.]<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
[While it had been mentioned throughout the night, the official “launch trailer” for Reverie’s “USPW Plus” add-on subscription aired before the Main Event.]

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[The video package put over the price of the service, the “Full USPW Library” that was available, and the USPW FTR “original content” that would be coming very soon. The trailer featured a number of iconic moments from USPW history, with clips featuring Sam Strong, Nicky Champion, Bruce The Giant, Rich Money and more used to promote the service.]
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Running Wolf vs. Steve Frehley

As was to be expected, this match was a heated affair from the opening bell, with the fired up Number One Contender to the World Championship taking the fight to Steve Frehley. “The Destroyer” can of course go blow for blow with any member of the USPW roster, and that showed as he took control after an initial flurry from Running Wolf. Wolf looked to fire himself up further, but Frehley is relentless. There appeared to be little chance of a comeback as Frehley looked to enter “the zone”, but Running Wolf slipped out of an attempted Frehley’s Comet.

 

From here, Running Wolf looked to rally the crowd, in turn using their energy to fight his way back into the match. Something that we don’t see very often, Running Wolf had Steve Frehley on the ropes!

 

Brock Cornish (attempting to remain non-partisan):
Is Wolf gonna do it?! Can he bring down The Destroyer! Steve Frehley is there for the taking...

Belle Bryden (not doing):
Take him out Wolf, you can do it!

 

Running Wolf’s comeback was reaching its climax, and he signalled for the “Wolf Tamer”. However, as he focussed on Steve Frehley, somebody else entered the ring…

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Coming from out of nowhere, with seemingly no reason to get involved, Kirk Jameson (an irregularly featured midcard competitor) hit Running Wolf with “The Bullseye Superkick”, taking him down while his associate Maryam Vega distracted the referee. As quickly as he’d arrived, Kirk Jameson left the ring.

 

Brock Cornish (outraged):
What right does Kirk Jameson have to be out here ruining our Main Event?!

Belle Bryden:
He’s an entitled little punk, that’s his problem!

 

When Steve Frehley regained his bearings, he looked confused. First to see Running Wolf down, and secondly because Kirk Jameson was now at ringside. Nonetheless, he was happy to take advantage, and hit a “Dark Destroyer Spear”, before covering Running Wolf for the 1… 2… 3!

 

Winner:
Steve Frehley (pinfall in 13:41)

 

[A huge Main Event, marred by the unexplained involvement of Kirk Jameson, saw the Number One Contender take a dispiriting defeat into the World Championship match at Stars, Stripes & Slams. Steve Frehley was happy with his victory, but didn’t stick around. As he headed up the ramp, a smug looking Rich Money came down to the ring. The World Champion was joined by Elizabeth Cartier.]

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[Once he reached the bottom of the ramp, things became clearer regarding Kirk Jameson’s involvement in the match. Rich Money shook hands with Jameson, before taking a microphone. Rich Money spoke, as he and Kirk entered the ring.]

 

Rich Money:
Tonight, I had a target in mind Wolf… I needed to send a message to you that truly showed you what you’re dealing with. This isn’t just about me and The Business. This is about the network of connections I have built up over a number of years. This is about my goal of never losing this USPW World Championship. And The Business never fail to reach our goals.

 

And that’s where this man comes in
(pointing to Jameson)
, when you have a target in mind… you call The Marksman.

 

[Running Wolf is now stirring, and this is Jameson’s cue to show what he is capable of once more. The Marksman sets up to hit “The Bullseye” once more, but is stopped in his tracks as Nicky Champion runs down the ramp.]

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[Thought to have been taken down, and kept down, by Steve Frehley, Nicky Champion was back to return the favour from earlier in the night. Rich ordered Jameson to change his target, but Nicky stopped the attempted Superkick and Clotheslined Kirk to the outside.

 

Rich Money now found himself face to face with Nicky Champion, and when he tried to back away, he discovered Running Wolf had made it back to his feet. The panicked USPW World Champion managed to get away, but as Rich, Elizabeth, Kirk and Maryam backed up the ramp, it felt like some order had been restored.

 

Once a common sight at the end of a USPW American Wrestling broadcast, Nicky Champion & Running Wolf hadn’t stood tall together since the go-home show of Thanksgiving Thunder 2019. While Frehley and Money still hold all the marbles in their respective rivalries, tonight ended with a glimmer of optimism for the fans of USPW.]

 

Belle Bryden (impassioned):
And you love to see it! Nicky Champion & Running Wolf stood shoulder to shoulder… USPW is in safe hands tonight.

Brock Cornish (enthused):
So all that’s left is to thank you all for joining us on this great night of American Wrestling… to remind you to subscribe to USPW Plus if you want more, and to be right back here next week, for the last show before Stars, Stripes & Slams!

Emily McQueen:
… and what could be Nicky Champion’s last appearance on USPW American Wrestling!
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First FTR “Class” Revealed; TCW Legend Confirmed As “Head of Development”

 

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First FTR “Class” Revealed; TCW Legend Confirmed As “Head of Development”

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USPW FTR to air on USPW Plus; more details on USPW’s “Developmental Program”...

 

Just over a week after the announcement of USPW’s “FTR Development Programme”, the company has today confirmed the first “class” of competitors who have signed “development deals” with them. USPW also announced that a number of retired wrestlers had signed with the company, serving as the trainers for the young talent that would be joining the promotion. Heading up that group, would be TCW Legend, and now “FTR Head of Development”, Ricky Dale Johnson!

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Having spent the vast majority of his career loyal to Total Championship Wrestling, the announcement of RDJ’s signing with USPW has shocked many within the industry, with one insider saying “seeing Ricky anywhere other than TCW, is like watching hell freeze over!”

 

Speaking to sources within USPW earlier today, those who have spoken with Ricky Dale Johnson said that the former TCW Champion had “grown tired of waiting” for a promised role within TCW after his retirement, and took up a big money offer from USPW, despite having turned them down twice during his wrestling career. Like the Pablo Rodriguez signing, the company is said to have heavily pursued RDJ for some time, seeing him as the “only candidate” for the role. As far as having somebody who can pass down knowledge to others, there are very few better than RDJ, which makes TCW’s lack of action somewhat surprising. Ricky Dale Johnson will work with retired Canadian wrestler Eric Tyler, who will be “Head Trainer” and “Head Booker” of FTR. Tyler is known as something of a traditionalist, but is widely regarded for having a great mind for the business, and a propensity towards passing on his knowledge to the younger generation.

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The company has also confirmed the signing of Joanne Rodriguez, who will work as part of the company’s new “recruitment team”, reporting to “Director of Pro-Wrestling Operations” Pablo Rodriguez. She has also been brought on board as the other “Head Trainer” for the USPW: FTR program, and will mostly work with the female side of the roster. USPW.com today posted a full list of signed talents, which will be listed below, with additional notes from several of TotalExtremeWrestling.com’s “key contributors”. Various experts have added some background information, beyond that which USPW has provided on their new signees, each in regards to wrestlers from their particular fields of knowledge.

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Anthony Trask:
“The Traskmaster” is a 24 year-old rookie from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who debuted for USPW in 2018. Despite an impressive start to his career in the big leagues, Trask will work with FTR, and look to further develop his skills before making his way back to American Wrestling. Huge things are expected from the talented former amateur wrestler, who will surely thrive under the spotlight of USPW: FTR!

TEW.com Note:
Trask has barely been seen on USPW Television over the last 6-9 months, and having spent only half a year on the independent scene with PSW, he is seen as a prime example of USPW stockpiling talent. He will at least get the opportunity to showcase himself on this new show, and if the rumours of a “brand split” in USPW are true, he will return to the big time having learned from some of the greatest wrestling minds.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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BISON Yano:
Hailing from the heart of Tokyo, this 6 foot 6 inch powerhouse joins FTR with a reputation that very few others can boast. One of the most feared competitors in the whole of Japan, BISON is a multiple time former Tag Team Champion, but is looking for singles success here in USPW!

TEW.com Note:
BISON is a huge get for USPW, and this is somewhat surprising given how highly regarded he is by PGHW. It would be easy to put this move purely down to the money he could potentially make as a member of the USPW roster, but a deeper look reveals another reason. Just last week, the Japanese wrestling scene was shocked by news that Brute Kikuchi (BISON’s career long partner) would be joining BHOTWG from PGHW, breaking up the Glory Tag Crown Champions for the first time in over a decade. Surprisingly, BISON was not offered a deal by BHOTWG, with the promotion interested in Brute as a singles competitor only. PGHW were reportedly intending to give BISON Yano a push as a singles competitors once the team dropped the titles, but he has obviously decided it was time to step out of his comfort zone. A huge risk for a fairly established name in Japan, BISON has all the tools required to be a huge success in USPW.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Captain Australia:
Formerly known as Captain Wrestling II, USPW have secured a legend of Australian wrestling, as we welcome arguably the most important figure in the county’s wrestling history to the company. The first signing announced at the beginning of the new decade, Captain Australia has the star power to make a huge impact in FTR. Having taken the step from National Icon to potential Global Superstar, many see Captain Australia as a future Champion in USPW.

TEW.com Note:
Well established in his home nation, it seems unlikely that Captain Wrestling II will be happy to work in what is essentially a “development territory” for too long. Like a number of the other signings (BISON Yano for instance), it seems likely that these guys will work in FTR for a short period of time, to grow accustomed to the “USPW Style” and familiarise themselves with their new home country, before moving up to the main USPW roster. When he does get to USPW, it will be interesting to see how a patriotic foreigner goes over with the company’s fans. However, as USPW continues to become more of a global presence, having proven ratings draws from around the world is certainly an astute move.

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Captain USA:
The Captain! A USPW legend who will work with the FTR roster to help them not only develop their in-ring abilities, but to teach them what it means to represent USPW. From how they carry themselves in the ring, to the values they must live by, Captain USA is a former USPW World Champion, so there’s no-one better to show the newcomers the ropes!

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Captain USA seems to have a job for life with USPW, and given he seems to have little else to offer, the “mascot” of FTR seems like the ideal role. While he was never the most talented in the ring, Lou can certainly teach the new talents a thing or two about commitment to a gimmick, and how to engage an audience.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Christy Higgins:
A former kickboxer from Florida, Higgins is something of a hybrid performer, mixing her striking background with influences of Lucha Libre. She will add her own unique style to the increasingly international blend within USPW, and have her eyes on the FTR Womens Championship!

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Formerly of AAA, Christy Higgins was a big prospect for the promotion, and was one of the performers most affected by their closure in 2017. A former AAA Tag Team Champion with Sarah Taylor, it is great to see Higgins land on her feet. She has spent two years working very hard and reportedly greatly improving, while looking for her next big break in the business. She will be a great addition to the USPW roster, and her former partner joining the company in the future would not be a great surprise, given her success as “Little Miss Perfect” in QAW.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Demolition Drebin:
Known to those who know him personally as Jurg, anybody who has seen a match involving this 6 foot 8 inch monster is well aware of why they call him “Demolition”. Once again showing the truly global reach of USPW, Drebin becomes the first German born competitor to sign with USPW. If you didn’t know him before… you soon will, and after you see him once, you’ll never forget this man!

TEW.com Note:
Drebin is a pretty new face in the wrestling scene, but did make waves quite quickly due to his incredible look. Heavily protected in EWA, the company is said to be very upset to lose him, and the perception of USPW over in Berlin is not a positive one. The price of USPW’s expansion has already been felt by the US independent promotions, but there is a concern in Europe (and I guess the world over) that this is just the start of what they have planned.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Eric Tyler:
One of three of USPW FTR’s “Head Trainers”, Eric Tyler is a name that many fans will already be very familiar with. Known as “The Traditionalist”, Eric has an international reputation as a tough trainer and an excellent teacher of young talent. The USPW FTR roster is in great hands with Eric Tyler, and the right-hand man of Ricky Dale Johnson is the perfect mentor to get the future stars of USPW on the track of success.

TEW.com Note:
A former CGC World Champion, and a record 5-time DAVE Unified Champion, USPW haven’t had to exaggerate too much when putting across what a great mind for the business Eric Tyler has. His work with Sean Deeley in CGC is seen as the best example of him turning a midcard competitor into a main event star, and seeing where “The Shooter” is today, little more testimony is needed. His work in PSW has similarly helped shape the careers of a number of guys who have passed through their doors, and it’s no surprise that a number of PSW alumni have also joined USPW FTR with him.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Ernest Youngman:
Without question one of the hottest young properties in Pro Wrestling today, USPW is the only place for a star this bright to shine. A Chicago native, Ernest Youngman is an “Assassin” of the Squared Circle, and something of a throwback to Pro-Wrestlers of yesteryear. An excellent in-ring technician, the sky's the limit for the man who many have earmarked as a potential “first” FTR Champion.

TEW.com Note:
The only surprise about Ernest Youngman signing a big contract is that it hasn’t come sooner. “The Assassin of the Squared Circle” has been one of the indie scene’s most talked about talents for quite a few years now, but has kicked on recently and became the PSW Champion this past summer. SWF and TCW had both apparently been keeping tabs on him for quite some time, but USPW are once again first to the punch.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Fro Sure:
A charismatic former hip hop artist, Fro Sure is a unique character who is known for his unmatched ability to bring the audience along for the ride. Beloved by fans wherever he has worked, this next step for Fro Sure comes after years of hard work and sacrifice. Now on the “main stage”, he is going to have to keep his foot on the gas, as he takes on the biggest challenges of his career!

TEW.com Note:
Another name heavily linked with big-money contracts in recent years, it is surprising that USPW is the company who made the move for Fro Sure. Smaller than the average USPW performer, this move could limit Fro Sure’s ability to move up the card, but is much deserved for the solid all round performer. His main selling point is his charisma and star quality, and whether he ever makes it to the main event level or not, Fro Sure will be a popular addition to the USPW roster. As far as the company he is leaving, the hardcore GSW fans are said to be very unhappy with Fro Sure “selling out”, and with him still advertised for next month’s “Anarchy” show, it is unlikely to be a happy ending, to what has been a great career out on the West Coast.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Funky Fedora:
Funky Fedora is a young wrestler from Memphis, who has made a number of appearances on USPW American Wrestling. Known for “The Strut”, Fedora has a big future ahead of him, and will look to take his game to the next level in USPW FTR!

TEW.com Note:
While he has never pulled up any trees in his appearances on American Wrestling, Fedora is very young, and was highly thought of before being lost in the USPW shuffle. FTR could be his chance to break out, and with experience of working the USPW TV style, he may have an advantage over the majority of the other roster members.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Fuyuko Higa:
One of the hottest prospects in all of Japan, Higa’s all round game has seen her rise the ranks within the world of Joshi women’s wrestling. Some who have seen Higa in action, compare her to the “Sensational” Alicia Strong, and having been trained by one of Alicia’s mentor’s greatest rivals, Fuyuko could be a future challenge for Alicia to take on. She may not quite be at that level yet, but the 29 year-old has a lot of potential, and will only grow as a member of the USPW FTR roster.

TEW.com Note:
USPW’s description of Higa actually downplays her ability, and suggesting she isn’t at the level of Alicia is fairly laughable. This move is pretty surprising, and given many saw this as a breakout year for Higa, fairly disappointing. Alicia Strong is forever going to be the centerpiece of the USPW Women’s Division, but if Higa is happy to pick up a cheque and play second fiddle, more power to her. Fans will miss her, but from reports about her attitude, she won’t be missed by her fellow competitors.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Hellcat Hernandez:
A violent bully from south of the border, one look at Hellcat tells you all you need to know. Heavily tattooed from head to toe, she is without question one of the toughest competitors to have signed up to FTR. Internationally travelled, with a reputation for having no regard for the rules, Hernandez is one to watch out for, especially if you’re a USPW FTR official!

TEW.com Note:
Hellcat is another interesting signing, given the reputation she has for rubbing people up the wrong way and being difficult to work with. Despite her attitude, she is clearly a strong performer, and is a great natural heel. If the security of a big-money contract manages to curb her temper, she could do very good things in USPW.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Island Boy Apollo:
The face-painted brawler from Puerto Rico has long since been an established name in his home territory, and brings a reputation of high energy to USPW FTR. Taking his first steps on to the national stage, Apollo is a tag team specialist, and is joined in the company by his long-term partner Kid San Juan.

TEW.com Note:
While Apollo has his weaknesses, and lacks finesse in-terms of his technique in the ring, he is exactly the type of performer you’d expect to see USPW bring in. His team with Kid San Juan has been very successful in FCW, but long-term you’d think the company sees more in Island Boy Apollo.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Jack Jackson:
Proud of his name and of his hometown (Jacksonville, Florida), JJ is a hugely entertaining competitor, who has previously appeared on USPW American Wrestling, and showed a natural ability to get under the skin of opponents and fans alike. He comes to USPW FTR as one of the hottest young prospects in the world today, and at just 24 years-old, there is no telling how far Jack Jackson could go in the future.

TEW.com Note:
Another guy who has been “sent down” from the main roster, he - like a few others - had a huge amount of buzz before being lost in the USPW shuffle. From what he showed during his short spell on the indies, this could be a great move for Jackson, and the increased spotlight could see him realise the potential that has been wasted so far in USPW.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Jason Patterson:
“The Oklahoma Thunderbolt” is an exciting young wrestling from the mid south, who has made big waves during his short career so far. Tough, strong and ready to fight, Patterson is a throwback to the old-school, and has been earmarked for future success by USPW FTR’s recruitment staff. At 20 years old, Patterson has plenty of time to improve, and could be a huge name in years to come.

TEW.com Note:
This names come a little bit out of nowhere, and not much footage exists of Patterson. Taking his age and ability into account, this feels like USPW looking to get in there before anybody else, in order to completely shape the performer. Like a few other names they’ve picked up, it appears that alongside established indie names, the company also want to build some stars from scratch.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Jimmy Parsons:
A blue-chip prospect from Boston, Massachusetts, Jimmy has made a number of appearances on American Wrestling over the last 9 months, but has come to FTR to further develop his skills. Once a friendly and humble competitor, Jimmy has recently been seen speaking with Rich Money in the USPW locker room, and many feel his move to FTR is directed by the USPW World Champion, who sees him as a future member of The Business.

TEW.com Note:
Previously known as James Chester on the indies, and Jimmy Chipolata in USPW, this name change interestingly sees Rich Money’s protege take on his mentor’s real life surname. A plucky underdog when featured sparingly on USPW American Wrestling, it looks like a character change will accompany the change of scenery for Jimmy, who is expected to have a hugely successful USPW career.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Joanna Silver:
“The Pirate” from New York is a bubbly and athletic competitor, who has an infectious personality and the potential to make a name for herself in FTR!

TEW.com Note:
Given the lack of female competitors brought into FTR, Joanna Silver being one of the first hires is a pretty surprising move. While she has a good look, and works hard, there are a number of other women on the independent scene who are much more capable than Joanna.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Joanne Rodriguez:
To fans of women’s wrestling, “J-Ro” is one of the most instantly recognisable legends of all-time, with the influence of her innovative and eye-catching style seen in many of USPW’s current women’s wrestlers. Now retired, Joanne is a mother, a podcaster, and an incredible trainer, who will play a huge role in shaping the future of the FTR roster.

TEW.com Note:
Given the major success of her podcast, most thought that J-Ro was done with day-to-day work within the wrestling industry, and with raising a child on top of that, she had said as much on “Behind The Curtain”. USPW were said to be very keen to get her to sign on the dotted line, and have obviously made an offer that was too good to refuse. The highly respected former AAA Femme Fetale Champion’s podcast proves that she very much still has her finger on the pulse, and along with the trainer’s role in FTR, she is also the first confirmed member of Pablo Rodriguez’s “Recruitment Team”. Her influence in USPW is clearly going to be pretty strong, and she will obviously be making the money to match it!<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Juggernaut Jones:
This hulking former college football stand-out was trained by Pro Wrestling icon Dread, and his speed, size and strength is sure to cause opponents a whole lot of trouble. In his rookie year as a pro-wrestler, Jones has an eye-catching presence, with a huge amount of star quality.

TEW.com Note:
Jones has been signed for one obvious reason, and his look does set him apart from almost everybody working today. A huge man with a great athletic background, his work with FCW was bound to get him noticed. If he has any natural ability for wrestling, he’s undoubtedly going to make a lot of money in that company, and of all the signings they’ve made, I’d bet USPW management are most excited about this one.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Kid San Juan:
The partner of fellow FTR signee Island Boy Apollo, KSJ is a plucky patriot with a strong all-round game. While he is much smaller than most competitors he will come up against in USPW, “The Kid” is a resilient and athletic competitor, who has a great tag team dynamic with his “Puerto Rican Boys” partner.

TEW.com Note:
The description itself says a lot about how the company sees Kid San Juan, and while his past as a backyarder is something of a meme online, he is a talented performer. In USPW, he’ll likely be there to keep Island Boy Apollo company, before the big man moves on up the card. Nonetheless, considering his background and how much improvement he has made, Kid San Juan signing a USPW contract of any description is pretty remarkable on its own.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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Kip Keenan:
A rising star from Las Vegas, Nevada, Kip Keenan looks tailor made for United States Pro Wrestling. A proud patriot who has an impressive all-round game, Kennan is a highly coveted capture, having held Championships wherever he’s been. Donning a Stars & Stripes singlet, Keenan will quickly endear himself to the loyal USPW fans, and has been touted as a potential first FTR Champion!

TEW.com Note:
This is a unsurprising move, another indie guy who has been talked about within SWF, TCW and USPW circles for a long-time. His runs in IPW and then FCW have seen him come on leaps and bounds, and he’ll fit right in at USPW. He’s slightly smaller than you’d expect from an USPW wrestler, but is in really good shape and has the workrate required to be a huge success. Dedicated and affable, Kip Keenan is a future star in the making… provided he doesn’t get lost in the familiar “USPW shuffle”.<hr color=red><hr color=blue>
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La Estrella:
Known in his home nation as “The Hollywood Luchador”, La Estrella is a competitor who was born to perform on the USPW stage. Considered one of the hottest properties in the whole of Mexico, “The Star” is ready to make the United States his home, and bring his high-flying offence to a whole new audience.

TEW.com Note: