"This is the opportunity of a lifetime for someone who appreciates wrestling like I do," says Corgan. "Resistance Pro is growing and we believe there is raw talent right in our own backyard. No experience is necessary for our auditions."
The auditions are being held the night before Resistance Pro's "Rise" event on Friday, January 13 (details below). In order to try out, a person must purchase a ticket to RISE. The ticket allows for an audition before the Wrestling ICON judge panel which consists of Resistance Pro owners, Gabriel and Jacques Baron, Corgan and R-Pro agent, Raven. Once the auditions are complete, the panel will select 10 finalists who will continue to the next round. The finalists will be announced the following night at RISE and the winner of the first Wrestling ICON talent search will get to manage/valet a superstar of Resistance Pro's choice at an upcoming event. He or she will be featured in all promotional materials, interviews and DVD releases for that event as well.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and auditions start at 8 p.m. All those auditioning must be at least 21 years old with a valid state ID to enter the venue.
-- Resistance Pro's second event "Rise" will be an all-ages show on Friday, January 13, 2012 at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. The premier event, "Black Friday," crowned its first Resistance Pro Women's Champion, Chicagoan Melanie Cruise. There was also a draw for the men's pro heavyweight championship. The re-match between Harry Smith, Kevin Steen and The Sheik will take place at Rise. Corgan will crown the champion.
Other big names will be featured at "Rise." Joining Cruise will be Colt Cabana, The Daivari Brothers, Teddy Hart and local names like "Mr. 450", Da Soul Touchaz, Robert Anthony, Serenity and Taylor Made. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. All wrestlers will greet patrons after the event.
-- Here are Juggalo Championship Wrestling results from 'New Year's Ninja Party' on 12.31.11:
* Jimmy Jacobs beat Bull Pain (with Isabella Smothers) and Kawabata
* The Scrub Club (Madman Pondo, Necro Butcher, & Balls Mahoney) defeated The Bumpin' Uglies #'s 1, 2, and 3
* The Weedman beat Officer Colt Cabana
* The Ring Rydas (Ryda Red & Ryda Blue) became the new JCW Tag champions against Sexy Slim Goodie & Raven. After the match Raven tried to bully Slim Goodie, but Goodie laid Raven out!
* Rhino defeated the Samoan Warrior
* 2 Tuff Tony & Shockwave the Robot beat The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher)
To close out the night, Insane Clown Posse did an unannounced 30 minute set in the JCW ring that brought down the house, while Sugarslam brought her sexy Santa's Little Helpers that gave prizes to the crowd.
JCW will return to action on i-Pay-Per-View in early 2012. For the latest, visit JuggaloWrestling.com.
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