Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ring Warriors announces reorganization and plans for television

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Ring Warriors, LLC, which promotes live professional wrestling events in the State of Florida and the country of the Bahamas under the brand name Ring Warriors, announced today a restructuring of its organization and its plans to begin television production this summer.

Paul Jones, who had been Chief Executive Officer of Ring Warriors, LLC since it was first established in September 2011, will move into the new role of business development advisor for the company, primarily serving as a liaison for Ring Warriors in the international sector. He will also serve as a consultant on the Ring Warriors executive board. In addition to his new duties at Ring Warriors, Jones will focus on growing the Battling Bombshells ladies professional wrestling organization as its CEO and President, including the development of a television product in the near future, leveraging resources established at Ring Warriors.

In addition to the corporate ownership change, in which managing partners Larry Brannon and Howard T. Brody will assume the roles of COO and CEO respectively, the company also announced it has secured Angel Financing from a private funding group that has offices in South Florida and Las Vegas. The private funding will enable Ring Warriors to begin its long-awaited foray into television production and the company will have its first set of tapings in South Florida this July.

Providing production services for Ring Warriors TV, including pre and post-production, will be the Tampa-based Creative Innovations Video, whose owner, Jared Ganem, will also serve as a consultant on the Ring Warriors executive board. Some of the company’s current and previous clients include: the World Class Fight League, TNA talent Hulk Hogan, New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson as well as a number of Florida-based corporations. All media inquiries for Creative Innovations Video can be sent to jared@creativeinnovationsvideo.com.

Over the next couple of weeks Ring Warriors will announce the exact dates and location of its first set of television tapings in South Florida as well as its on-air announcing team.

To learn more about Ring Warriors, visit them online at http://www.ringwarriors.net and facebook.com/ringwarriors or send media inquiries to howard@ringwarriors.net

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pain & Gain: Refrain from the Feign

"There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking." – Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950)

The new film "Pain & Gain," which stars Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg) and the Rock (Dwayne Johnson), is being touted in some circles as a dark comedy. And while I normally love dark comedies – "American Psycho", "Fight Club", "American Beauty" and "Eating Raoul" just to name a few – this one hits a little too close to home for me. There's no way I can see this as a comedy, dark or otherwise, in any way, shape or form.

You see, while I love the work of Wahlberg, the Rock, Rob Corddry, who played Lou in "Hot Tub Time Machine," and even director Michael Bay ("The Transformers" franchise), the characters Wahlberg and Corddry play in the movie, muscle head Daniel Lugo and accountant John Mese (pictured below), two members of the Sun Gym Gang, almost became my business partners back in the summer of 1995 – the exact time frame depicted in the new film.

While some may think I am stretching a connection here, I can assure you I am not. There is a direct link between certain aspects of the grisly murders and yours truly. The entire story of my association with these people is chronicled in great detail in Chapter 11 of my 2009 book "Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling" titled "The Good, the Bad and the Downright Scary." The book was written long before they decided to turn this hideous episode into a movie. (You can buy the book here).

John Carl Mese
While I’m still debating if I should see the movie or not, as it is my understanding many of the characters, including the one played by Monk's Tony Shalhoub, is a composite of several individuals. For those of you who will see it, what I can tell you is what you won’t see in the film and that is the fact that Mese actually became a signer on my bank account and unbeknownst to me had planned to use my pro wrestling company as a way and means of laundering some of the money the Gun Gym Gang was stealing from their victims. What you also won’t see in the film is how Mese, being on my bank account, was used as evidence against them and how I became a witness for the state during the ensuing murder trial of the Sun Gym Gang.

So, dark comedy? Not for me.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider, once called me the Forrest Gump of Pro Wrestling, hopefully not for my simplemindedness, but rather for my uncanny penchant of interacting with both the famous and infamous, as scribed in "Piranhas." Now that the story of the Sun Gym Gang has been made into a major motion picture, with big time stars and a name director attached to it, I suppose this particular episode in my life can fall under both those categories.

All I can say is that they should’ve gotten John Goodman to play me!


"The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it." – Publilius Syrus (1st Century BCE)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wrestlers talk about their upcoming matches for "February Fury"

Ring Warriors returns to South Florida on Saturday, February 23rd at the Broward College South Campus Gym (Building #65), 7200 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, with an 8 p.m. bell time for "February Fury." [click here to watch the TV commercial]

Get you tickets at http://ringwarriors.net/tickets.html or call the Ring Warriors Hotline at 954-828-2162.

Seven Big Matches are Scheduled

In the Main Event, Ring Warriors Grand Champion "The Marquee" Bruce Santee faces the former ECW and NWA World Heavyweight Champion and current Ring of Honor star "The King of Old School" Steve Corino!
[Click Here to Watch Steve Corino Talk About the Upcoming Match]
[Click Here to Watch Bruce Santee's Response to Corino]

The views and opinions are those of Bruce Santee and do not necessarily those of Ring Warriors, its management or other wrestlers.

For the Ring Warriors Global Tag Team Titles, "The VIP" Cassidy Riley and TNA Superstar Wes Brisco face the challenge of "The Black Nature Boy" Scoot Andrews and his longtime nemesis Billy Fives
[Watch Scoot Andrews’ Statement About this Match]
[Watch Billy Five’s Statement About this Match]
[Wes Brisco Responds to Scoot Andrews & Billy Fives]
[Cassidy Riley Responds to Scoot Andrews & Billy Fives]
[Scoot Andrews Issues a Rebuttal]

In a Battling Bombshells division match, two time champion La Rosa Negra faces the challenge of the "Puerto Rican Princess" Amber Rodriguez.
[La Rosa Negra and Amber Rodriguezhave a war of words]

The FOW Title will also be on the line as Thee Sean Allen meets the challenge of "The Black Stallion" Frank Stone.
[Sean Allen & advisor Chuck Aurin have a message for Frank Stone]
[The Black Stallion has a message of his own]

In a Special Challenge match, former TNA Superstar Jesse Neal takes on former NWA World Tag Team Champion Kory Chavis of the Dark City Fight Club.
[Kory Chavis issues a warning to Jesse Neal]
[Watch Jesse Neal’s Reaction]

International Superstar Johnny Vandal returns to action to face Canada's Greatest Athlete, JD Maverick
[Click Here to Watch JD Maverick's pointed comments for Johnny Vandal]
[Click Here to Watch Johnny Vandal respond to JD Maverick]

And Self-proclaimed "King of Florida" Francisco Ciatso takes on the debuting "Britsh Lion" Tommy Taylor.
[Tommy Taylor talks about Francisco Ciatso]
[Francisco Ciatso responds to TommyTaylor]

A portion of ticket proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation.

This NWA Ring Warriors event is sponsored in part by American Top Team -- The #1 Source for Mixed martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defense, Fitness and Martial Arts in the State of Florida.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ring Warriors presents February Fury

On Saturday, February 23rd, Pro Wrestling returns to South Florida with a seven match Ring Warriors card that begins at 8 p.m. at the Broward College South Campus Gym (Building #65), 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines.
The main event of the show titled "February Fury," pits Ring Warriors Grand Champion
"The Marquee" Bruce Santee against former ECW and NWA Champion and current Ring of Honor star "The King of Old School" Steve Corino.

In a match for the Ring Warriors Global Tag Team Championship, current TNA star Wes Brisco and "The VIP" Cassidy Riley defend their titles against "The Black Nature Boy" Scoot Andrews and his long time rival Billy Fives.

For the Battling Bombshells Championship, the ladies take center stage as La Rosa Negra puts her title on the line against fellow Puerto Rican Amber Rodriguez.

In a Special Challenge match, "The Black Stallion" Frank Stone takes on Future of Wrestling Champ Thee Sean Allen.

Former TNA star Jesse Neal goes one-on-one with former NWA World Tag Team Titlist Kory Chavis

In battle of international superstars Johnny Vandal from Japan's Zero-One promotion takes on one of Canada's Greatest Athletes, J.D. Maverick.

And in a match just added, the self-proclaimed "King of Florida" Francisco Ciatso squares off with the British Lion, former WWE developmental star Tommy Taylor.

For tickets, visit http://www.ringwarriors.net/tickets.html

Friday, July 13, 2012

Adam Pearce Seminar Tonight in Ft. Lauderdale

Tonight (Friday, July 13, 2012) at 7 p.m. the Main Event Training Center, 312 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, will be hosting a pro wrestling seminar with four time former NWA World Heavyweight Champion “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce.
Pearce, an accomplished worker on the Indie circuit who had previously been the head of talent relations for Ring of Honor, will not only provide a unique perspective for local workers on how to get booked, ring and locker room etiquette, how to cut a promo as an extension of one’s personality (see sample) and what the big companies are looking for in Indie workers, but he will be putting wrestlers through a series of drills, evaluating skill sets and offering suggestions on improving one’s work rate.
As a reward for the wrestlers who attend the two hour seminar tonight, Pearce will hand pick one worker to be on an upcoming NWA Ring Warriors event in Nassau, Bahamas.
Cost for the seminar is only $25 and can be paid at the door by cash or credit card.
Endorsed by both NWA Ring Warriors and Coastal Championship Wrestling, The Main Event Training Center provides an environment that encourages, prepares and nurtures aspiring professional wrestlers and future main event performers.
To learn more about the Main Event Training Center, visit them online at http://maineventtrainingcenter.com or call 954-299-7852.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dustin Runnels available for bookings

Former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Dustin Runnels, best known to wrestling fans globally as “Dustin Rhodes” and “Goldust,” is now available to independent wrestling companies for match bookings, wrestling seminars, autograph sessions and personal appearances.

Runnels, who most recently was a producer for WWE, lending his knowledge and expertise to younger talent, and who had frequent on-air appearances as “Goldust,” is a respected member of the WWE’s alumni who – as a second generation performer, author and high profile champion – brings more than 25 years of pro wrestling experience with him to events.

As a dedicated father and fiancé, Dustin also brings a fan-friendly and professional demeanor with him to the independent circuit, which is an important ingredient that is necessary toward making any event he is part of, a memorable and enjoyable one for the paying consumer.

Dustin is based out of Central Florida and is exclusively being represented by author and former National Wrestling Alliance president Howard Brody of Fort Lauderdale.

For booking inquiries and availabilities on Dustin, Brody can be contacted via e-mail at howard@howardbrody.com. All serious inquiries will be addressed.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Invasion of the Ring Warriors

On Wednesday night, May 30, Sportsradio 103.5 presents “Invasion of the Ring Warriors” as NWA professional wrestling returns to Nassau, Bahamas with a card at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, part of the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.
Slated for an 8 p.m. bell time, NWA Ring Warriors have six matches scheduled with the double main event pitting the “Dark Child” Chance Prophet against the 7-foot 300-plus pound Giant Titan for the NWA Ring Warriors Bahamas Title and the recently crowned NWA National Heavyweight Champion The Tokyo Monster Kahagas facing the legendary “Haitian Sensation” Tyree Pride!
Other matches on the card include former TNA star Jesse Neal taking on the self-proclaimed “King of Florida” Francisco Ciatso; former WWE talent Pablo Marquez meeting J.P. Smooth; The Red-Devil Fight Team (Mikhail Ivanov & Alex Chekov) with manager Brett Adams squaring off with second generation competitor Wes Brisco and former TNA star “The VIP” Cassidy Riley; and in a ladies match Santana Garrett faces Sienna DuVall.
Tickets for the event start at $20 with VIP seating $35. To purchase tickets, call in Nassau 431-2777 or 676-4227.