1PW NEWSLINE APRIL 11
By 1PW Media Team
1PW SIGNS VIDEO ON DEMAND PPV DEAL WITH MEDIAZONE
1PW are very happy to announce the signing of a deal with US Video On Demand Media company MediaZone, that will see 1PW’s own unique and exciting brand of Pro Wrestling be made available to customers in the United States and worldwide, via MediaZone’s exclusive Internet PPV service. Starting out within the next few weeks, customers will be able to purchase entire 1PW events, along with back catalogue footage, and other exclusive’s , via MediaZone’s vaunted Video On Demand PPV service. 1 Pro Wrestling joins such companies as TNA Wrestling and Hardcore Homecoming to form the backbone of Pro Wrestling Content on the MediaZone delivery service.
MediaZone’s Sean Sweeney told newsline “ We are so excited to be working with 1PW, to be bringing top quality International Wrestling product to our great customers in the USA. We are really happy to be working with a British promotion, so that American fans can have the chance to see the top athletes from Britain competing alongside our already established American athletes “We will have more details on this huge breaking story next week in newsline, including a guide to 1PW programming that will be available via the service, and details of the very first 1PW event to be broadcast LIVE via the internet WORLDWIDE
1PW CONFIRMS SIGNING OF FORMER SPIKE DUDLEY TO DEBUT AT DEVIL’S DUE
With the monumental “Know Your Enemy” supercards still several weeks away, 1PW are wasting absolutely no time in ensuring that future cards can live up to the standard that Know Your Enemy will certainly set on the weekend of May 26 and 27. They took a major step in that direction this week, as they officially announced the signing of MATT “SPIKE DUDLEY” HYSON to make his 1PW debut at “Devil’s Due” in Hull on July 29, joining an already star-studded line-up to include 1PW Champion Abyss, AJ Styles, Steve Corino, Samoa Joe, Doug Williams, and many many others! Spike has held World Tag Title gold in both ECW as well as the WWE, and is also a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion. While it’s unknown at this time exactly what the former “Runt of the Litter” has in store for the fans and roster of 1PW, it’ll be very interesting to see Matt Hyson make his 1PW debut July 29.
In other huge Devils Due news, 1PW are very happy to announce that returning to competition in the UK’s most exciting Pro Wrestling promotion is the enigmatic, one of a kind, original high flyer TOO COLD SCORPIO. Scorpio, who endeared himself to the 1PW faithful with a breathtaking and brutal showing against Sterling James Keenan at All or Nothing Night 2 this past March, told newsline he can’t wait to get back into the 1PW ring, and give it his all for our great fans again. Although he was victorious in his match with the brash and thingyy youngster, Keenan left Scorpio laying after the match with a devastating MK Ultra. Will Scorpio be looking to exact revenge on Sterling? Or will the bad man have other goals ahead of him in 1PW? We will find out at Devils Due.
NEW MEDIA ADDED TO www.1P-W.com FEATURING LANCE STORM AND TEAM SHAG
Head to the media section of our official website, www.1P-W.com now to hear and read candid remarks from some of the top stars in the industry concerning their past, present, and future battles inside 1PW rings. This week, we premiere a brand new video clip, with a direct effect on our huge Tag Team Title Tournament at “Know Your Enemy” weekend May 26 & 27. 1PW Commentator Joe Dombrowski catches up with one of the teams scheduled to compete in the tournament; The Street Hooligan Adventure Gang (Team SHAG, “Classic” Colt Cabana and “The Pukka One” Darren Burridge).Team SHAG share their thoughts on their First Round Tournament opponents The Rottweillers: HOMICIDE & RICKY REYES . Head to the Media section of 1P-W.com and click on “Promo Videos” to see these comments, as well as JONNY STORM & JODY FLEISCH, AUSTIN ARIES, SPUD, and others leading into the historic Know Your Enemy weekend!
Also, 1PW Media Correspondent Darren Johnson conducts a one-on-one interview with the Calgary native LANCE STORM! Lance of course will re-unite with JUSTIN “PJ Polaco” CREDIBLE to reform THE IMPACT PLAYERS at “Know Your Enemy” to take on the star-studded team of “The Fallen Angel” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS and “Phenomenal” AJ STYLES in the quarterfinals of the 1PW Tag Title Tournament! You can read Lance’s thoughts about his future in 1PW, as well as several other topics, by vising the media section of the 1PW website, and clicking on “interviews”.
UNFORTUNATE CANCELLATION LEADS TO TWO MAJOR CARD ADDITIONS!
Citing an impending personal issue, THE HUMAN TORNADO has regretfully been forced to remove himself from the upcoming Know Your Enemy cards. However, in the inevitable event of card changes, 1PW always strives to provide more-than-adequate replacements, which is why we can now confirm the addition of TWO very talented stars! U.S. independent stand-out CHAD COLLYER has competed in WWE, TNA, and ROH rings, and also left a lasting impression in the “Proving Ground Battle Royal” at our debut show last October. This May, Collyer returns to 1PW competition and certainly aims to impress. Also, in a story we touched on last week, we can now confirm that 1PW has come to terms with British cruiserweight sensation “ The Man that Gravity Forgot “ PAC to make his 1PW debut at Know Your Enemy! Pac certainly has a great deal of buzz surrounding him, and with very good reason. PAC is considered by many within the industry to be one of the most breathtaking and scintillating aerialists to ever break out into Pro Wrestling, not just in the UK, but worldwide. How will “The Man That Gravity Forgot” fare in a 1PW ring? Find out May 26 & 27!
ONE OF 1PW’s HOMEGROWN ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN U.S. TOUR!
Everyone here in 1PW would like to send out congratulations to pro wrestling’s most unlikely superstar, SPUD, who has signed to compete in the United States at the end of the month for the Ring of Honor promotion. Spud will appear April 28 in Dayton, Ohio, as well as April 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. All of us in 1PW certainly wish Spud luck and hope his first U.S. trip is a successful one!
FULLY ANNOUNCED KNOW YOUR ENEMY CARDS
Although Devils Due does look exciting, our next HUGE supershow events are the amazing KNOW YOUR ENEMY events, May 26th and 27th at the Doncaster Dome
FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 26TH
1PW World Heavyweight Championship – Falls Count Anywhere in Doncaster
ABYSS VS ULF HERMAN
First Time Ever!
STEVE CORINO VS CHRISTIAN CAGE
1PW Grudge Match
SPUD VS STERLING JAMES KEENAN
Noah GHC Tag Team Championship Match
DOUG WILLIAMS & NIGEL MCGUINESS VS YONE & MORISHIMA
SAMOA JOE VS KEVIN STEEN
1PW Tag Team Championship Tourney 1st Round Matches –
TEAM SHAG VS THE ROTTWEILLERS
AL SNOW & BLUE MEANIE VS SOUTHERN COMFORT
IMPACT PLAYERS VS AJ STYLES & CHRIS DANIELS
JONNY STORM & JODY FLEISCH VS GENERATION NEXT
All this, plus ICEMAN, CHAD COLLYER, PAC, STEVIE LYNN, DRAGON AISU AND MORE
SATURDAY NIGHT MAY 27TH
1PW World Heavyweight Championship
ABYSS or ULF HERMAN VS STEVE CORINO
First Time Ever!
SAMOA JOE VS CHRISTIAN CAGE
1PW World Heavyweight Championship Ranking Matches
LANCE STORM VS DOUG WILLIAMS
STERLING JAMES KEENAN VS PJ POLACO
1PW Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi Finals & Final
TEAM SHAG or ROTTWEILLERS VS SNOW & MEANIE or SOUTHERN COMFORT
IMPACT PLAYRS or AJ STYLES & CHRIS DANIELS VS JONNY SOTRM & JODY FLEISCH or GENERATION NEXT
Plus an exciting FATAL FOUR WAY Tag Team War, featuring the four teams that do not advance in the 1PW Tag Team Championship Tourney
All this, plus appearances from NIGEL MCGUINESS, ICEMAN, CHAD COLLYER, PAC and much more
SATURDAY MAY 27th AFTERNOON “FIGHT CLUB” EVENT
International Six Man Tag Team Challenge
Team UK : DOUG WILLIAMS, JONNY STORM & JODY FLEISCH
Team International: LANCE STORM , YONE AND MORISHIMA
DARRAN BURRIDGE VS NIGEL MCGUINESS
ICEMAN VS MARTIN STONE
JACK STORM & DAVE MORALEZ VS TBC
Plus One more British Showcase Match to be announced
FIGHT CLUB is Saturday May 27th afternoon, doors open 12.30pm, show time 1pm
KNOW YOUR ENEMY TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for the huge KNOW YOUR ENEMY weekend are on sale now, priced from £15 – £65 …Call the 1PW Ticket Line at 0870 224 2992 or the Dome box office at 0130 237 0777 or order your seats securely online at www.1upgames.co.uk.
Tickets for FIGHT CLUB ( priced at the low price of just £10 general admission and £20 front row reserved seating ) which also includes a One Hour Q & A session with the stars of 1PW, are available now via www.1upgames.co.uk, or by calling the 1PW ticket line on 0870 224 2992
1PW HOLDS CONTEST FOR EARLY KNOW YOUR ENEMY TICKET BUYERS
Purchase tickets for either Friday or Saturday night’s events or for Saturday afternoon’s FIGHT CLUB showcase BEFORE APRIL 15TH and you’ll have a chance to have lunch with a pair of 1PW superstars. That’s right, fans… everyone who purchases their seats early (including everyone who has already purchased their tickets) will be entered into a drawing for a chance you and one friend to sit down for a meal and a conversation with two of the wrestlers who make 1PW so exciting.
The winners will be announced in early May with 3 winners (one per event) being named and meeting times being arranged for during the KYE weekend. Winners unable to meet their stars during the KYE weekend will forfeit their prize. Stars representing 1PW at each luncheon are subject to availability and will be chosen at the discretion of 1PW.
FIGHT CLUB II – JULY 1ST
On July 1st 1PW presents FIGHT CLUB II, a Sky Television Taping being held at the Doncaster College for the Deaf ( on Leger Way in Doncaster, five minutes away from the home of 1PW: the Doncaster Dome ) .. Newsline can tell you that already signed for this exciting, hard hitting event… DOUG WILLIAMS will receive his first shot at the 1PW Heavyweight Championship, as he faces either ABYSS, ULF HERMAN, or STEVE CORINO, depending on who manages to leave KNOW YOUR ENEMY with the coveted 1PW title belt.
Other 1PW stars signed to appear at this event include “ The Pukka One “ DARREN BURRIDGE, SPUD, ICEMAN, JONNY STORM & JODY FLEISCH, TEAM SUPREME, DRAGON AISU, STEVIE LYNN, and MARTIN STONE.
Also just signed for this event is ROH star and mat technician CHAD COLLYER, who makes his return to 1PW at this event. Collyer, who is a word renowned wrestling workhorse, will surely be looking to stamp his dominance on FIGHT CLUB II, and is looking at the event in the same way many of our British competitors are, as an opportunity to impress 1PW and its awesome fans.
Newsline can tell you that 1PW officials have been in negotiations with several other high profile British athletes to compete at this event, as well as two stars from the US, and several JAPANESE performers. Newsline hopes to be able to reveal the identity of one of these performers right here next week.
Tickets for FIGHT CLUB II ( priced at the low price of just £10 general admission and £20 front row reserved seating are available now via www.1upgames.co.uk, or by calling the 1PW ticket line on 0870 224 2992
1PW DEVILS DUE – JULY 29TH – HULL
The East Coast of the England is abuzz as 1PW has announced plans for our debut show in HULL, to take place at the GEMTEC ARENA ( Walton Street, Hull ) on July 29th .
Newsline can confirm the following stars have already signed to appear at this huge supershow event ; ABYSS, SAMOA JOE, STEVE CORINO, AJ STYLES, SOUTHERN COMFORT, STERLING JAMES KEENAN, DOUG WILLIAMS, JONNY STORM, JODY FLESICH, SPUD, DARREN BURRIDGE and ICEMAN.
And Today, we confirmed the addition of MATT “ SPIKE DUDLEY “ HYSON and TOO COLD SCORPIO to the increasingly loaded Devils Due Lineup.
1PW are in negotiations with many more top stars from the world of pro wrestling both in Britain and worldwide, to ensure that our first show in Hull will be a night to remember.
Tickets for DEVILS DUE are on sale now, priced at £15- £65 …Call the 1PW Ticket Line at 0870 224 2992 or the Dome box office at 0130 237 0777 or order your seats securely online at www.1upgames.co.uk.
1PW MAKES ITS UK TV DEBUT
A huge thanks goes out from all at 1PW to our fans that tuned into The Wrestling Channel on Sky Digital 427 this past Sunday night to see 1PW’s UK television debut… the show was a a success on all fronts, and newsline is proud to announce that 1PW returns to TWC on May 7th for a second four hour special. Stay tuned, as over the coming weeks newsline will reveal the complete lineup for the second 1PW TV special, as well at tantalizing details of future 1PW Television and Internet broadcast projects.
For fans that missed the show, or don’t have Sky digital, 1PW has put the entire 1st TV show onto a special limited edition 2 disc DVD release… this awesome set is priced at just £9.99, and is available for pre order now at www.1upgames.co.uk . It will be released in two weeks time.
1PW MERCHANDISE NEWS
Hot on the heels of 1PW’s awesome and critically acclaimed ALL OR NOTHING shows, 1PW offers the home versions of both nights’ events as the newest products for pre-order in the 1PW DVD range. The ALL OR NOTHING shows were widely regarded as the best shows 1PW has put on to date, so if your thinking of checking out 1PW for the first time, these shows would be a great sampling.
In addition to these upcoming titles, the 1PW DVD catalogue also contains many superb titles, such as the huge NO TURNING BACK events featuring BRET HART, the A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE debut show, and some funny and insightful titles such a UP CLOSE WITH BRET HART, and Interrogation Series featuring Volume 1: STEVE CORINO and Volume 2: BLUE MEANIE.
In the UK and Europe, 1PW DVDs are currently sold exclusively by 1 UP Games via our web site www.1upgames.co.uk or via our ordering hotline on 0870 224 2992