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1PW: Dec 22nd Newsline


15 days and counting until 1PW welcomes its fans to the Dome in Doncaster, South Yorkshire for a very full weekend of the most exciting pro wrestling action to ever hit the UK. 1PW presents NO TURNING BACK on Friday January 6th and Saturday January 7th, 2006 and highlights each night’s event with a Fatal 4-way match that fans won’t forgive themselves for missing.

On Friday night, 3-time former NWA World champion AJ STYLES, former ROH World champion SAMOA JOE, 2-time former WWE World Tag Team champion CHARLIE HAAS and former TNA X Division champion CHRISTOPHER DANIELS go toe-to-toe with glory on the line.

It’s no secret that Joe, AJ, and Daniels have been heated rivals for many many months. Joe recently defeated AJ in a grueling match to capture the TNA X Division Title, just one month removed from Joe’s vicious assault on Daniels, which left the Fallen Angel bloodied and concussed. Now, both AJ and Daniels are after Joe for not only title aspirations, but due to personal vendettas as well. Furthermore, who could forget the classic matches AJ and Daniels had against each other all over the world over the past 3 years? Factor in another natural athlete and skilled tactician, Charlie Haas, as the unknown “x-factor” to this equation and you have all the elements of what is sure to be an unforgettable encounter when these 4 forces are together in the ring at the same time.

Then, on Saturday night, its a clash of the super-juniors when former ECW World champion JERRY LYNN, former TNA X Division champ PETEY WILLIAMS, JONNY STORM and JODY FLEISCH square off. There will be as much action in the air as there is on the mat when these four collide.

In stark contrast to the aforementioned 4-way, these individuals have kept their battles more about athletic competition than titles, ego, or grudges. Lynn and Storm have amazed fans on both sides of the Atlantic with their encounters, meanwhile Storm & Fleisch’s past battles significantly upped both men’s notoriety, and the mutual respect both men gained from it allowed them to become successful tag partners as well. Then there’s the incredible ability and elitist attitude of Petey Williams, who believes the British are just like Americans: inferior to all who are Canadian. These four are sure to deliver a classic as well, with major home-country pride and potential championship aspirations on the minds of all four men.

Those matches make up just part of the exciting shows for NTB which will include the complete Qualifying Round for the 1PW World Title tournament, several hotly-contested grudge matches and the appearance of legendary 7-time World Champion BRET “THE HITMAN” HART.


Log on to now to read two new exclusive interviews added earlier this week. First, 1PW commentator Joe Dombrowski speaks to Charlie Haas regarding his WWE tenure and his upcoming encounters at 1PW’s No Turning Back weekend. Also, Correspondent Darren Johnson catches up with 1PW’s cult sensation Joel “Afro” Allen. Keep checking back to the 1PW website in the coming days and weeks, as more interviews are expected to be added as we get closer to No Turning Back!


1PW is pleased to announce that it will return to the Dome in Doncaster on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th for its ALL OR NOTHING weekend. Saturday night, the winners of January’s Qualifying Round matches will meet in a one night, eight man, single elimination tournament to decide the first-ever 1PW World Champion. Fans can also expect several exciting non-tournament matches. Then, on Sunday, there’ll be no rest for the wicked as a full night of 1PW action is topped off with the first title defense by the new champion.

And that’s not all, as 1PW is preparing to announce several huge names who will make their debuts at the ALL OR NOTHING events. Fans attending January’s NO TURNING BACK shows will be the first to hear those names and will also get first crack at tickets for March. ALL OR NOTHING tickets officially go on sale to the public during the Friday January 6th event at the Dome in Doncaster.


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
Dream 4-Way Dance
Charlie Haas vs. AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels

Jeff Jarrett vs. Bret Hart’s mystery opponent

Survival of the Sickest- 1PW Title Tournament
Sabu vs. Abyss

1PW Title Tournament
Doug Williams vs. Darren Burridge

1PW Title Tournament
Petey Williams vs. Jerry Lynn

1PW Title Tournament
D-Lo Brown vs. Sterling James Keenan

International Tag Team Challenge
Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch vs. The Rottweilers

Steve Corino vs. Masato Tanaka

The Blue Meanie & Al Snow vs. Southern Comfort

Elix Skipper vs. Spud

PLUS! Special Appearance by BRET “HIT MAN” 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 
Christopher Daniels vs Low-Ki

Southern Comfort vs Blue Meanie & Al Snow

Doug Williams vs Homicide

1PW Title Tournament Qualifier 
Charlie Haas vs Steve Corino

International 4-Way Dance
Jody Fleisch vs. Jonny Storm vs. Jerry Lynn vs. Petey Williams

Abyss vs. D-Lo Brown

Sabu vs. Iceman

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.


Available Now!

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.


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.


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.