Various News: TNA Spin Cycle, VPW TV Deal, Netflix, More
-- Varsity Pro Wrestling sent out the following today… Hot on the heels of the announcement that Finlay will join the VPW team for the October events, there is more tremendous news for UK wrestling fans as Great British wrestling returns to TV this Winter with Varsity Pro Wrestling, the UK's No. 1 Sports Entertainment Company, premiering a brand new high-impact wrestling show on My Channel (Sky 219). The first show will be an hour-long special, showcasing the outstanding action from the recent tournament to crown the first ever VPW Champion. Thereafter, weekly shows will be 30 minutes long and feature action from international stars such as Finlay, Daivari and Billy Gunn, as well as top home-grown wrestling superstars such as the exciting 'Mr Moonsault' Jake McCluskey, Rob Holte and 'Mountain of Muscle' Leon Shah. This announcement is huge news for both the promotion and the British wrestling scene in general, with VPW poised to bring British wrestling back to prominence. VPW-TV will show that the new generation of British wrestling superstars are here to put on an outstanding show featuring a roster of spectacular high-flyers, ruthless brawlers and superb ring technicians. The shows also boast cutting-edge production values including entrance videos, rock-show style lighting and indoor pyrotechnics, all of which add up to make VPW the UK's No. 1 Sports Entertainment Company. Varsity Pro Wrestling prides itself on providing the very best sports-entertainment in the UK and has successfully toured the country for over five years, putting on numerous outstanding events that have featured such globally recognized wrestling megastars as D-Lo Brown, Al Snow, Bob 'Hardcore' Holly and 'Masterpiece' Chris Masters. For ongoing updates about VPW-TV, join the Varsity Pro Wrestling group on Facebook, follow @varsitypro on Twitter or go to varsityprowrestling.com.
-- Here is the updated listing of Wrestling Related Titles on Netflix's streaming OnDemand:
The Almighty Thor - SyFy movie based on the Norse Gods, featuring Kevin Nash playing Thor's father Odin.
The Backyard - Paul Hough's great 2002 documentary on the world of Backyard wrestling, which won a number of film festival awards. Rob Van Dam is featured in the film as well.
Below The Belt - The 1980 film starring Regina Baff as Rosa Rubinsky, a waitress who enters the world of professional wrestling. The film features the legendary Mildred Burke, playing herself, as Rubinsky's trainer.
Beyond the Mat - Barry Blaustein's excellent 1999 documentary looking inside professional wrestling, focusing on Mick Foley, Terry Funk, Jake Roberts, WWF and ECW.
The Big Show: A Giant's Life - WWE's new 59 minute documentary on the former WWF and WCW World champion.
Blind Eye - 2006 thriller featuring Roddy Piper in a supporting role.