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1PW: Dec 6th Newsline


With their feud heating up in TNA, ABYSS and SABU bring their war to 1PW this January with a huge Tournament Qualifier battle on the Friday January 6th show. The winner will advance into March’s one-night World Title Tournament.  The loser goes home empty-handed… if he manages to make it out of the match alive, that is.

Winning is apparently not enough for Abyss, as word reached 1PW’s offices late last week, via STERLING JAMES KEENAN, that a challenge had been made to Sabu and Sabu had accepted.  The challenge?  To make their qualifying match in a “NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH”.  1PW Official Ron McNorson contacted Sabu to confirm that he was, in fact, aware of and agreeing to this new stipulation.

Sterling James Keenan had the following to say:  “Sabu has spent the past decade being hailed as this homicidal, suicidal, genocidal maniac.  The only part of that that rings true is the suicidal part.  You’d have to be suicidal to want to face my monster Abyss.  And in a No DQ match?  It’s going to be the survival of the sickest and Abyss is as sick as they come.  Hey!  That doesn’t sound half bad.  Tell your marketing geniuses they can call this a SURVIVAL OF THE SICKEST match.  And tell the freaks in the audience that this is the end of the road for Sabu.”

When asked for comment, Sabu replied by pointing skywards and walking away.


Several weeks ago, JEFF JARRETT sent a video tape to the 1PW offices proclaiming that he would win the 1PW title no matter what obstacles were put in his way.  A decision was made not to air the video as Jarrett’s presence in 1PW is still a matter of some consternation to those working behind the scenes at the exciting new British promotion.

Over the last few weeks, it has been announced that Jarrett will face long-time foe AJ STYLES on Saturday January 7th for the right to advance to the World Title Tournament in March.  It was also announced that “The Hitman” himself, BRET HART, would be bringing an opponent to face Jarrett on the Friday night show.

With word reaching 1PW from a variety of sources that Jarrett is scouring the globe for any clue of who Hart is bringing to face him, 1PW Officials have decided to release Jarrett’s video message after all.  Fans can have a glimpse of exactly what 1PW has had to endure on an almost daily basis ever since Jeff Jarrett decided that he would force his way into the promotion and the tournament and try to make the 1PW World Title into yet another trophy for “The King of the Mountain”.

Head over to the media section at to watch the video.


All 200 seats to the Friday afternoon UP CLOSE WITH BRET HART event are now sold out.  For those who weren’t able to purchase tickets to the UP CLOSE event, never fear.  There’ll be plenty of Bret Hart goodness in store for you.  The Hitman will be making speaking appearances to open both Friday and Saturday night’s shows as well as greeting the crowd during Saturday afternoon’s FanSlam event.  In addition, he will personally introduce the “mystery wrestler” he has chosen as Jeff Jarrett’s Friday night opponent.


Here, in its entirety, is the line-up of scheduled matches for the NO TURNING BACK weekend.

Friday January 6th (Premium Entry matches – 5pm)
UK Pitbulls vs The Benjamins (MTX and Shabazz)
Spitfire vs Iceman

Friday January 6th
1PW Title Tournament Qualifier – Sabu vs Abyss – SURVIVAL OF THE SICKEST no disqualification match
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
Dream Fatal Four Way – Christopher Daniels vs Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles vs Charlie Haas
Jeff Jarrett vs Bret Hart’s Mystery Wrestler
International Tag Team Challenge – Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch vs Low-Ki & Homicide
Southern Comfort vs Blue Meanie & Al Snow
Steve Corino vs Masato Tanaka
Elix Skipper vs Spud
Plus Special Appearance by BRET ‘THE HITMAN’ HART

Saturday January 7th (FanSlam matches – 12:30pm)
Spud vs Darren Burridge
Sterling James Keenan vs Ice XVII

Saturday January 7th (Premium Entry matches – 5pm)
T2K (Wolfgang and Darkside) vs Pain Inc (Ruffneck and Sabotage)
Stevie Lynn vs Anthony Kingdom James

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
Abyss vs D-Lo Brown
Sabu vs Iceman
International Dream Four Way – Jody Fleisch vs Jonny Storm vs Jerry Lynn vs Petey Williams
Southern Comfort vs Blue Meanie & Al Snow
Doug Williams vs Homicide
Plus Special Appearance by BRET ‘THE HITMAN’ HART

Cards are subject to change without notice.


1PW No Turning Back tickets for both Friday Jan 6th and Saturday Jan 7th are on sale now, priced from £15 – £80, 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 – 10 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 – 15 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 – 15 Dec 05

This 2½ 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.