Archive for the ‘Recaps’ Category

Lashley hurts ankle, Boogieman burns corneas at Oakland indie show Stars of Wrestling last night (RESULTS)

– Article & Photos by Dr. Mike Lano

11/12/16  Stars of Wrestling    
Alameda High School, Alameda, CA 
(regulars are Lashley, Boogieman & Carlito w/ the latter not here for the first time in 5 shows)


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Cody in 5 star match w/Joey Ryan, best APW card since King of Indies tournament last night here.

– Article & Photo by Dr. Mike Lano

Double-checked results with current APW promoter/class booker Markus Mac (but no followup date announced yet as this was APW/the late Roland Alexander’s All Pro Wrestling promotion’s) very last show of the year.  Believe they have 2017′s first show in early January but will forward that when we get that info.


*Show title:  11/11  (which is the Twitter hashtag and what the crowd chanted when they weren’t chanting the usual “A-P-DUB!”


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IWC Top 200 Wrestlers In Company History Plus the 18 Most Bizarre Parts of IWC History


This Saturday, Western Pennsylvania’s International Wrestling Cartel celebrates its 200th event, “Retro Reunion” featuring many IWC stars from past, present and future.


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Mid-Atlantic mat memories: Curtain closes on Fanfest

–  Mike Mooneyham


They say all good things must come to an end. And so it was with Fanfest.

For the past decade, the annual four-day event had become a destination for thousands of fans who traveled from every nook and cranny of the country, and locales as far away as Japan and Australia, to converge for a weekend of wrestling nostalgia.


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Watch VALKYRIE Womens Professional Wrestling return to New York!


On May 24, VALKYRIE Womens Professional Wrestling rose from the underground.


On July 19, we continued our ascent.


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” STARS OF WRESTLING” formerly Oaktown Championship Wrestling promotion

– Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano


8/2/2014 Alameda Point Gym right on the water at our old military base

promoter: Icebox Robert Smith (roller derby longtime skater & heel manager). Oakland A’s star player angle below:


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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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Cauliflower Alley Club’s 49th Annual Pro Wrestling Reunion: Plus Some History

By CAC Photographer Dr Mike Lano


Cauliflower Alley Club (“The Ring of Friendship where heat is left at the door”) is the longest brotherhood organization in our community.  We held our 49th annual reunion this year at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas amidst a lot of awards, many major changes and some controversy.  Nearly everyone has attended or been honored there including Rikidozan’s son and family on his behalf, along with his granddaughter Ria Momoto, Shohei Baba, Inoki, Seiji Sakaguchi, Mitsuhara Misawa, Destroyer Dick Beyer who I’ve served with on the CAC board of directors, Judo Gene Lebell, Sam Muchnick, George Cannon, the Vachons, Bret, Steve Austin, Johnny Powers, Buddy Rogers, Mildred Burke, Penny Banner, former Presidents Lou Thesz, Red Bastien and Nick Bockwinkel, Pat Patterson, Bobby Heenan, Grand Wizard, Lou Albano, Arnold Skoaland, Fred Blassie of course, Ray Stevens, Angelo Mosca, Chigusa, Devil Masami, Ernie Ladd, Mil Mascaras, Verne and Greg Gagne, Buddy Wolfe and Lars Anderson, Abdullah the Butcher, Jim Cornette, the entire McMahon family and nearly everyone in the business.


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The Fabulous Fargo Brothers Reunite!

Article & photos by Paul Stratoti


Just as Bruno Sammartino said 2 years ago at the 2012 induction of his lifelong friend Dominic that Mr. DeNucci  may had been shortchanged in wrestling I too sensed that Greg Valentine was getting shortchanged during this year’s induction of the Fabulous Fargo Brothers and it has been my honor to bring him together here with the forces that be as his sponsor and to clarify what apparently had needed to be clarified.


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PRIME TV #177: Recap of “Pressure Rising” Part 1


Airdate: March 3, 2013

Watch online right now:


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