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1PW: Nov.23rd Newsline


With the announcement just 2 weeks ago that legendary 7-time World champion BRET “THE HITMAN” HART had signed an exclusive appearance contract with 1PW, fans had many questions as to what Bret’s participation would be at the NO HOLDS BARRED events and how they could get a chance to meet him.  1PW Newsline sheds the first light on the answers to those questions today.

First, something of a disclaimer: Bret Hart WILL appear on both Friday and Saturday night’s events but WILL NOT be wrestling on either of these shows. Bret has been retired from wrestling since January of 2001 and will not be making a return to active competition at these shows.

Now for the information you’ve truly been waiting for…

On Friday afternoon starting at 1pm, 1PW will be holding a three-hour event entitled UP CLOSE WITH BRET HART in the Dome’s conference room.  A one –hour Q&A session, hosted by 1PW’s own ANTHONY KINGDOM JAMES, will be followed by a 2-hour autograph signing.  Participation in these events is strictly limited to 200 fans with tickets going on sale today for the low price of just £17.

This event will be your ONLY guaranteed opportunity to meet, talk to and get a picture with Bret Hart.  Don’t let the chance of a lifetime slip away.  Purchase your tickets NOW via the 1PW Ticket Line on 0870 224 2992, or available to purchase securely online via


There are just 45 days to go until 1PW’s huge NO TURNING BACK weekend at the Dome in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and today, Newsline is pleased to announce even more exciting matches for both the Friday January 6th and Saturday January 7th events.

First, on Friday night, former WCW Cruiserweight and 2-time former NWA World Tag Team champion ELIX SKIPPER will be in Doncaster to take on UK cruiserweight sensation SPUD.  “Primetime” goes one-on-one with “The Little Wrestler Who Could” in a battle of underdogs.

Then, on Saturday night, we have three big matches to tell you about. 

First, “The Monster” ABYSS, accompanied to the ring by his new mentor STERLING JAMES KEENAN, will take on D-LO BROWN in a 1PW World Title Qualifying match. Brown and Keenan have been waging verbal wars to match their battles inside the ring.  Now Keenan will unleash his near-7 foot tall beast on the wily veteran.

Next, THE ICEMAN, who went toe-to-toe with the ultra-focused, ultra-violent LOW-KI at A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE, will face the man who re-invented the word “hardcore” and took violence to a whole new level when he steps into the ring with “The Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal Maniac” SABU.  This match is sure to get out of hand quicker than a pile-up on the M5.

And finally, pure adrenalin and excitement hit 1PW with what might be the fastest paced 4-way dance ever, London’s JODY FLEISCH, Essex’s JONNY STORM, America’s JERRY LYNN and Canada’s PETEY WILLIAMS square off with international bragging rights on the line.  Partner must fight partner and bitter rivals meet each other once again in this one of a kind, single fall match.

Friday January 6th

Dream Fatal Four Way – Christopher Daniels vs Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles vs Charlie Haas
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Sabu vs Abyss
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Doug Williams vs Darren Burridge
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Petey Williams vs Jerry Lynn
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – D-Lo Brown vs Sterling James Keenan
Jeff Jarrett vs Bret Hart’s Mystery Wrestler
Southern Comfort vs Blue Meanie & Al Snow
International Tag Team Challenge – Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch vs Low-Ki & Homicide
Steve Corino vs Masato Tanaka
JUST ADDED – Elix Skipper vs Spud
Plus Special Appearance by BRET ‘THE HITMAN’ HART

Saturday January 7th

1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Jeff Jarrett vs AJ Styles
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Samoa Joe vs Masato Tanaka
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Charlie Haas vs Steve Corino
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Christopher Daniels vs Low-Ki
Southern Comfort vs Blue Meanie & Al Snow
Doug Williams vs Homicide
JUST ADDED – Abyss vs D-Lo Brown
JUST ADDED – Sabu vs Iceman
JUST ADDED – International Dream Four Way – Jody Fleisch vs Jonny Storm vs Jerry Lynn vs Petey Williams
Plus Special Appearance by BRET ‘THE HITMAN’ HART

Next week, we’ll have a special look at the matches to be presented in conjuncture with 1PW’s FanSlam activities.


1PW No Turning Back tickets for both Friday Jan 6th and Saturday Jan 7th are on sale now, priced from £15 – £60, and available from the Dome Box Office on 0800 801 572, via the 1PW Ticket Line on 0870 224 2992, or available to purchase securely online via  Bell time both nights is 7pm.  Doors
open at 6pm.

Premium Ticket Holders will be allowed access into the arena an extra hour earlier at 5pm where they will be able to watch an exclusive pre-show taping and enjoy picture and autograph opportunities with the 1PW Stars.

In addition to this, a variety of sponsorship and sky box packages are available. Please call the 1PW Ticket Line for information on 0870 224 2992.

When configured for wrestling the Dome holds just over 1,600 people, and due to its size and shape, is a very intimate venue for wrestling.  We are sure you will agree there isn’t a bad seat in the house.


Visit 1PW online at for all the latest news on the No Turning Back weekend as well as our exciting range of DVDs and other merchandise.  While you’re there, check out the media section for photos from a Cruel Twist of Fate, join the discussions in the 1PW Forums and browse through the Roster page to
find out more about your favorite 1PW stars.


Release Date – 1 Dec 05

1PW’s inaugural event, A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE, comes to DVD in an exciting two disc set that includes the entire supershow plus highlights of the hilarious Q&A sessions with the 1PW roster and much, much more.

The roof nearly blows off the Dome in Doncaster as RAVEN battles SANDMAN in a Raven’s Rules match until both men to be attacked by The Innovator of Violence TOMMY DREAMER and the match becomes a three way dance.  In the evening’s main event, ‘The Monster’ ABYSS clashes with ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ STYLES.  1PW’s ‘King of Old School’ STEVE CORINO defends his AWA World Heavyweight Championship against AL SNOW.  DOUG WILLIAMS faces AUSTIN ARIES in a clash of technical
masters and JERRY LYNN and CHRIS SABIN wage war with Britain’s own JONNY STORM and JODY FLEISCH in a high-flying International Tag Challenge.

All this, plus LOW KI vs ICEMAN in a brutal strong style battle, TRACY SMOTHERS vs BLUE MEANIE, D-LO BROWN vs top Independent prospect STERLING JAMES KEENAN and British Cruiserweight action.

Release Date – 1 Dec 05

This is the first in 1PW’s Interrogation Series: an exciting new line of shoot interviews with members of the 1PW roster.  The series, hosted by 1PW color commentator Anthony Kingdom James, starts off on a high note with a full three-hour interview with current AWA World Heavyweight champion STEVE CORINO taped in Doncaster the night before A Cruel Twist of Fate.  Join the ‘King of Old School’ as he discusses his beginnings in Canada and his childhood move to the US, how he became involved in professional wrestling and his time with ECW, life in Japan after ECW folded and the resurgence of the AWA title.

Corino dispels myths and rumors that have never been addressed before and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER reveals a secret about his career that he has kept for a full decade! The DVD also includes highlights of his AWA title defense from ACTOF vs AL SNOW and, as a special bonus, the full video of his recent title defense against CHRIS HAMRICK which features color commentary by the champion’s 8 year old son, COLBY CORINO and AJ STYLES.

Release Date – 1 Dec 05

This 2 and ½ hour DVD is the very first release in the new 1PW Collectors Series.  Both Q & A panels hosted by 1PW’s Kingdom James at the Doncaster Dome VIP Fan Conference Suite on the afternoon of A Cruel Twist Of Fate are included in their entirety.

Enjoy the fun from the sold out event featuring discussions with Tommy Dreamer, Blue Meanie, Al Snow, Tracy Smothers, Jerry Lynn, Chris Sabin, Low Ki, Jonny Storm, Doug Williams and Steve Corino.  Watch as the second panel is gate crashed by a drunken Sandman who hadn’t slept for two days and proceeded to turn
the event into a hilarious one man show. This really is very funny and sensational footage that you won’t find anywhere else, so order today.