Various News: Dreamer/Masters, Waltman, Sadermania, More
-- On October 28th, former XPW personality GQ Money will be opening for KRS-One at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
-- On November 19th, Tommy Dreamer, Chris Masters and Sean Waltman are scheduled for the UCW "Slamboree" event in Greenville, SC.
-- Daniel McElroy sent this one in:
I watched the world premiere of the documentary "Sadermania" at the AMC River East in Chicago on Saturday evening. Here's a brief rundown:
Crowd: Theater was nearly sold out and the crowd had LOTS of energy anticipating the show. Felt like the excitement before a live wrestling show.
Movie: The film itself was spectacular. I highly recommend it. This is a movie that both wrestling fans, Hulk Hogan fans, and the general public will enjoy. Chris Sader, Chris Sader's Mom, and Hulk Hogan all steal the show. Chris Sader truly outshines Hulk Hogan in the movie and his Mom is pure comic relief. In fact, when I was walking out his Mom stopped me the tell me that was her son. The movie is great because it depicts a genuine person who shares his story of how he got into watching wrestling and how it escalated into a love for Hulk Hogan. Although the movie is a documentary, it also provides numerous comedy spots, a surprise appearance by Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and conveys a positive uplifting Christian message to the audience. It also conveys wrestling in a truly positive light. It was so good that I plan on watching the additional screening on Wednesday, Oct. 19th and I'm going to bring friends this time.
After the movie: Chris, the director, and the producer did some Q&A with the audience. Chris personally thanked all the audience members for coming and shook hands and took photos. The audience broke into some Sadermania chants and it was just a fun time.
Final Thoughts: Highly Recommended and I wish Chris the best!
-- NWA Ring Warriors sent out the following today…
NWA Ring Warriors announces first of two title matches for Dec. 14 'Inaugural Brawl' and names first four participants for its Grand Championship tournament
(October 15, 2011) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – NWA Ring Warriors Chief Operations Officer (Talent) Larry Brannon today named the first four participants for the upcoming NWA Ring Warriors Grand Championship tournament, along with the first of two title matches that will be held on December 14th at the Fort Lauderdale National Guard Armory, 400 S.W. 24th Street (State Road 84), as part of the group's "Inaugural Brawl" event.
The first four competitors named for the tournament are:
Francisco Ciatso – Having a nice run with Deep South Wrestling a few years ago, Ciatso is best known for being a mainstay of Florida wrestling. Throughout his career he has collected a number of single and tag team titles for such groups as IPW Hardcore, Coastal Championship Wrestling and NWA Florida among others. Several years ago Ciatso participated on the first and only pro wrestling tour of the People's Republic of China.
Steve "Moose" Madison – Currently one of the main performers with Wrestling for a Cause out of Tampa, Madison gained a lot of notoriety with NWA Florida early in his career, capturing their heavyweight title. Madison gained prominence with impressive appearances for Ring of Honor, Total Nonstop Action (now Impact Wrestling) and World Wrestling Entertainment, including their Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling development territories. Madison has also wrestled for several Japanese promotions including Big Mouth Loud, Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling.