Archive for the ‘Photo Gallery’ Category

AIW’s Absolution IX

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

June 29, 2014 at legendary Turner’s Hall, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

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Major top title changes, Melissa Anderson re-joins APW last Friday night (photos and results)
By Mike Lano

 

The second installment of the new and improved West Coast 20 year old All Pro Wrestling (APW) promotion had a sold-out, SRO show last night just blocks from San Francisco’s venerable Roy Shire’s building of the Cow Palace.  And the Cow Palace, rarely used anymore other than for ethnic music concerts, gun shows and Grand National annual rodeos that Shire and his wife Dorothy used to show off their prize horses and cows from their Sebastapol, CA, ranch;  was also packed for a Filipino-American celebration at the same time as APW had several major title changes, major star debuts and more last night.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 PWHOF Inductees!

Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

On May 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm Brian (aka Lumberjack Leroux) Yeager texted me that he was giving me 2 tickets to tonight’s festivities as his son fell and hit his head and they were leaving for home in Erie, PA. Thank you, Brian for your involvement when Greg entered the scene.

 

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Absolute Intense Wrestling 3/29 Results & Photo Gallery: Girls Night Out 11 & 12

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

AIW presented GIRLS NIGHT OUT 11 & 12 on Saturday March 29th, 2014, at the legendary Turners Hall in Cleveland, OH.

 

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Photos by Dr. Mike Lano

WWE 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

 

The Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lita, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon, Mr. T, and Razor Ramon.

 

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Cauliflower Alley Club Lifetime Member Demands Greg Valentine Be Present During PWHOF Induction

Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Recently, I called Greg Valentine at his home to discuss interviewing him. He had just returned from his dentist’s office and was not really feeling up to interviewing at the moment. He is still a very busy man working behind the wrestling scenes and we agreed upon a time and I spoke to him yesterday afternoon.

 

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First APW show (after Roland Alexander’s passing and his booker Markus Mak taking it over) w/ amazing Drake Younger leaving to go to WWE developmental after 5 star match w/ Adam Thornstowe/Reno Scum

Photos and Text by Mike Lano

 

All Pro Wrestling’s (APW) return show after five months away since founder/owner Roland Alexander’s death last October.  His booker the past 3+ years who fully bought the rights to continue the promotion is announcer, heel manager Marcus Mak.   He found a great venue (The Bayshore Community Center of Daly City, California)  just blocks away from Roy Shire’s classic Cow Palace venue, and the event was sold out with 386 people for what is hoped will be the home auditorium.

 

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The Incredible Almost True Life of Grappling Queen Johnnie Mae Young 

The Incredibly Great Johnnie Mae Young Was Also Human

By Mike Lano

 

 

Pioneer. Double-tough. Shooter. Trainer.  Comedic Star.  Hall of Famer. 

 

 ”The Great Ring Queen” Mae Young.

 

3/12/1923 to  1/14/2014

 

 

Johnnie Mae?  Johnnie Mae!”  remains a call still loudly echoing in my ears, almost like a farm dinner bell of “come and get it!”   I don’t think that anyone who ever heard that will ever forget it.

 

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Results from the Dec. 13th SHINE Wrestling SHINE 15 show

- – Brian Reese

 

SHOW PHOTOS BY:
B-Smoove
BRIAN REESE

 

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It’s official, The Lumberjacks have unlaced their boots for the last time, and retired from wrestling.

 

They want to share some photos with their fans, and thank everyone for a great 25 year career in the squared circle.

 

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