Archive for the ‘Photo Gallery’ Category

Remembering Cowboy Bob Kelly

– Dr. Mike Lano

 

Cowboy Bob Kelly was easily the biggest, most beloved babyface in Gulf Coast wrestling territory history.  Just got the news and more remembrances will come as he passed away just hours ago.  He was a longtime fellow Cauliflower Alley Club board member and if that was not enough, he was also president of the Gulf Coast Reunion board (their wonderful annual reunion in Mobile is for the boys only – I was honored to attend two of them since I’d jobbed and at the 1996 one, I flew with Ray Stevens and his lady wrestler wife Terese Thies who in turn had me drive the rental car from New Orleans airport, picking up Bob and driving in a downpour to Mobile where the rain suddenly stopped when we arrived).

 

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AIW Today

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

The success of AIW as a well oiled, highly competitive and unique indie fed cannot be denied.

 

The AIW Mother-ship which usually docks at the legendary Turner’s Hall is well into its 9th year and now holds regular training sessions in its 16′ X 16′ rings in effort to bring to the table the new, unique and exciting talent that Northeast Ohio and beyond boasts with trainers of notable stature. John Thorne and Chandler Biggins are usually always watching from back stage area to supervise the entire goings on while also tending to the needs of the wrestlers and fans.

 

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Kevin Steen Signs with WWE’s NXT

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Pro Wrestling Digest and Absolute Intense Wrestling would like to give a big round of applause to Kevin Steen for his acceptance into Full Sail University and the NXT division! The self proclaimed Future of Professional Wrestling is now the Future of the WWE.

 

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Heel Turns, Part 2

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

There have been so many turns throughout wrestling and Sports Entertainment history that one would think that its resilience would have wore off decades ago. However, some of us need an alternative to the seasonally charged sports of baseball, football and basketball.

 

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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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