PW NEWSLINE APRIL 26
By 1PW Media Team
BRITISH CRUISERWEIGHTS TO SHINE AT KNOW YOUR ENEMY Recently, we broke the news that 1PW had signed one of the most skilled risk-takers in all the United Kingdom, the man very appropriately dubbed “The Man That Gravity Forgot” PAC! Shortly thereafter, it was clear Pac would have a golden opportunity to shine in the environment he knows best, as he was named the first official participant in a multi-man Cruiserweight Invitational to be held Saturday night, May 27 as part of night two of the historic “Know Your Enemy” supercard taking place at the Doncaster Dome. Since the time of that announcement, 1PW front offices have been inundated with requests from athletes across the country looking to be part of what is sure to be a very unique and energetic encounter. After a thorough search, 1PW has chosen what they feel to be the 4 most deserving individuals. Therefore, joining Pac in the Cruiserweight Open May 27 will be 1PW’s most unlikely success story SPUD, in addition to two young lions who have more than proved their dedication and work ethic, I’m referring to STEVIE LYNN and DRAGON AISU. In addition, 1PW has confirmed the debut of yet another UK sensation, as EL LIGERO makes his first appearance inside a 1 Pro Wrestling ring on May 27. All 5 men have glory on their mind, and whoever emerges victorious may just be glory bound in a match that may need air traffic controllers to restore order when it’s all said and done.
JAPANESE STAR TO DEBUT ON JULY 1
On July 1st at the Doncaster College for the Deaf, 1PW presents a television taping known as Fight Club II. It’ll be your chance to see the best from the deep talent pool of the United Kingdom, as well as your favorite 1PW regulars, and your opportunity to be seen on television as well. We’ve discussed some of the major acquisitions for this show in recent weeks, particularly “American Dragon” BRYAN DANIELSON who as we’ve mentioned, has signed to meet DARREN BURRIDGE July 1st. We can now announce more international flavor to be on hand as international star TAKAO OMORI finally makes his long-awaited 1PW debut! Omori is the current reigning AWA Heavyweight Champion, and is in his second reign with that title. Will Omori continue his winning ways in 1PW?
UPDATE on 1PW VIDEO ON DEMAND
Recently, we broke the story that in the very near future, 1PW footage would be available on a worldwide basis courtesy of our friends at MediaZone Internet Pay-Per-View on the world wide web. Plans for 1PW’s debut on MediaZone continue, and should be complete within the next few weeks. In the meantime, however, Newsline has uncovered the first batch of 1PW content to be unveiled on MediaZone. Within the next several weeks, fans across the world will be able to re-live 1PW’s debut television special on TWC, “Supercard Sunday”, as well as the first night of our tremendous “No Turning Back” live events in its entirety, as well as the Q&As from No Turning Back as well. Even more stellar footage will be added as time goes on, and talks are already underway concerning LIVE broadcasts straight to you from 1PW’s live events. It could happen much sooner than you think. Stay posted to future Newslines for ongoing details.
MAJOR CHANGE TO FIGHT CLUB INTERNATIONAL TAG MATCH
Late-breaking news concerning one of the feature bouts scheduled for our afternoon card May 27 at the Doncaster Dome entitled “Fight Club” concerning the International team of Yone, Morishima and Lance Storm. The trio were scheduled to collide with “Team UK” consisting of Jonny Storm, Jody Fleisch, and Doug Williams, however it seems that Team International has a greater, more elaborate plan in mind. Word now from the camp of Lance Storm indicates Lance has shockingly removed himself from the match-up. When questioned by Newsline, Lance Storm had the following to say… “I see exactly what Doug Williams is trying to do here. He thinks he can get his chance to scout me before I meet him one-on-one at ‘Know Your Enemy‘. Not to mention sneaking in a few sucker punches. Doug Williams, I’ve travelled too long and far to fall for that. You’ll have to wait until you have me one-on-one and not a moment sooner, and when that time comes, THAT is when I’ll show you the world’s best athletes aren’t from England, they’re from Calgary….Alberta, Canada!” When asked regarding his replacement in the contest, Storm was tight-lipped. Newsline hopes to shed more light on this issue in upcoming weeks.
When told of the news, “The Anarchist” Doug Williams was quick to respond. “So Lance Storm doesn’t want to wrestle me in a six man tag? That’s fine with me, but to suggest I would use it to “sneak in some sucker punches”? Surely us Brits are a bit more sportsmanlike than any Canadian, but if that’s the way you feel, I have no problem waiting an extra few hours to get my hands on you. It is my mission in 1PW now to prove that British athletes are the best in the world, and we deserve equal respect and billing as the fly ins with the big ego’s.. It starts with Lance Storm May 27, it ends July 1 when the 1PW Title comes where it belongs, around the waist of Britain’s Finest! ” It seems Lance has his focus dead-set on only two issues…defeating Doug Williams, and of course, capturing the brand new 1PW Tag Team Titles as he joins forces with Justin Credible to reform the Impact Players on May 26 in Doncaster. How successful will the former Intercontinental Champion be? Only one way to find out, don’t miss Know Your Enemy, 1PW’s next super card spectacular!
MATCHES ADDED TO MAY 27’s AFTERNOON “FIGHT CLUB” CARD
Before we march to the Doncaster College for the Deaf for “Fight Club II”, we can’t overlook the inaugural Fight Club at the Doncaster Dome on the afternoon of May 27. With a fantastic line-up already shaping up, we can add two more matches to the already impressive card listing. CHAD COLLYER, the very impressive mat tactician trained by Dean Malenko will step into the ring against another one of Britain’s finest young lions, ANDY BOY SIMMONS! Collyer’s dreams of a full-time position in 1PW were thwarted by another up-and-comer, Darren Burridge, back at A Cruel Twist of Fate, will Collyer have a more favourable outcome this time?
Also, the ever-intimidating team of RUFFNECK & SABOTAGE, of course collectively known as PAIN INC will square off against the team of WOLFGANG & DARKSIDE; Team 2K. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen these teams collide, but with 1PW Tag Titles on the horizon, it’s certainly the most important. Don’t miss these teams collide with major tag title ranking implications on the line!
FULLY ANNOUNCED KNOW YOUR ENEMY CARDS
FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 26TH
1PW World Heavyweight Championship – Falls Count Anywhere in Doncaster
ABYSS VS ULF HERMAN
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 VS ICEMAN
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
SATURDAY NIGHT MAY 27TH
1PW World Heavyweight Championship
ABYSS or ULF HERMAN VS STEVE CORINO
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
JONNY STORM & JODY FLEISCH or GENERATION NEXT
VS SNOW & MEANIE or SOUTHERN COMFORT
IMPACT PLAYERS or AJ STYLES & CHRIS DANIELS VS TEAM SHAG or ROTTWEILLERS
1PW British Cruiserweight Open
PAC vs. STEVIE LYNN vs. DRAGON AISU vs. EL LIGERO vs. SPUD
Plus an exciting FATAL FOUR WAY Tag Team War, featuring the four teams that do not advance in the 1PW Tag Team Championship Tourney
SATURDAY MAY 27th AFTERNOON “FIGHT CLUB” EVENT
International Six Man Tag Team Challenge
Team UK : DOUG WILLIAMS, JONNY STORM & JODY FLEISCH
Team International: YONE AND MORISHIMA & TBC
DARREN BURRIDGE vs NIGEL MCGUINESS
ICEMAN vs MARTIN STONE
JACK STORM & DAVE MORALEZ vs. TBC
CHAD COLLYER vs. ANDY BOY SIMMONS PAIN INC vs. Team 2K
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 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 ) Full Announced Card for Fight Club II is:
1PW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Abyss or Ulf Herman or Steve Corino vs Doug Williams
1PW World Tag Team Championship Match
Champions TBD vs Challengers TBA
“More Then a Pair of Furry Dice“ Wrestling Challenge
“The Pukka One“ Darren Burridge vs “American Dragon“ Bryan Danielson Plus: Japanese sensation Takao Omori
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, ICEMAN, MATT “SPIKE DUDLEY“ HYSON, TOO COLD SCORPIO, LOW-KI and EBESSAN!
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 Gemtec Arena Box Office: 0870 837 0004 or order your seats securely online at www.1upgames.co.uk.
For those local to Hull, you can also visit Disc Discovery and purchase your tickets from there! They are in stock and ready to buy! Call 01482 217469 or visit the shop at 53 Spring Bank, Hull.
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. For fans that missed the debut 1PW television show on TWC, 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!
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