- Extreme Rising announced yesterday that "due to legal circumstances" beyond their control, Shane Douglas will be appearing at the Irish Centre in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, February 8th for their "Black, Gold, and Extreme" event. In the main event, Stevie Richards defends the Extreme Rising World Championship against Sabu. The event will be broadcast live on iPPV from Pittsburgh, PA via highspots.tv at 7pm est. If you pre-order the iPPV now, you will receive the FREE VOD (Video on Demand) of Extreme Rising's 11/17/12 "Remember November" iPPV. You can purchase tickets at this link.
- DGUSA/EVOLVE Booker Gabe Sapolsky issued the following statement to WWNLive email subscribers about the possibility of CM Punk appearing at indy events:
"CM Punk and I were close at one time, but have not spoken in months. There was no falling out or heat to my knowledge, it's just how things go with both of us leading very different lives now. In other words, I have no inside track or info, just a take on things. I have already received many messages with fans asking for Punk in DGUSA and EVOLVE, especially with the shows coming up in New Orleans on April 3rd, 4th and 5th as part of the WWNLive Experience.
"However, knowing Punk I would be shocked if he ever did an independent wrestling show again. There's probably a better chance HHH shows up at a non-WWE event. Punk has given himself 110% to the business over the last few years. His schedule amazed me because there was no way any human should have had to endure it. He gave his heart, soul and body to WWE and every wrestling fan. My take on all this is it is best now to just leave Punk alone. Let him recharge, refresh and get his life back. He mentally and physically needs it. If and when he's ready to do something, I'm sure he will. Just leave him alone and let him be."
- Here is a list of this week's indy events, courtesy of Nate Stein:
* Rockstar Pro Wrestling - 1106 E. Third ST, Dayton, OH - 7 pm - Facebook.com/RockstarProWrestling
* Ohio Valley Wrestling - 4400 Shepherdsville RD, Louisville, KY - 7 pm - ovwrestling.com
* Slam U - Arizona Event Center, 1300 S Country Club DR, Mesa, AZ - 8:30 pm - Facebook.com/SlamUWrestling
* Pro Wrestling Guerrilla - American Legion Post #308, 7338 Canby Ave, Reseda, CA - 8 pm - prowrestlingguerrilla.com
* Mid South Championship Wrestling - Behind Sandbar Grill, West Keiser, Osceola, AR - facebook.com/pages/Mid-South-Championship-Wrestling-MCW/294385182212
* Alternative Pro Wrestling - 305 Cherry ST, Royston, GA - 8:15 pm - facebook.com/apwalternative.prowrestling
* 3XW - Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry ST, Des Moines, IA - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/3XWrestling
* Pro Wrestling All Stars - Play Atlantis, 19400 Allen RD, Melvindale, MI - 7:30 pm
* Funkdafied Wrestling - Nur Shrine Temple, New Castle, DE - funkdafiedwrestling.com
* Positive Outreach Wrestling - The Steele Factory, 2171 Gavintown RD, Lumberton, NC - 8 pm
* A Wrestling Federation - American Club Pavillion, 300 Cherry ST, Coplay, PA - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/AWFProWrestling
* Adrenalin Rush Wrestling - ARW Arena, 103 Old McDonald School RD, McDonald, TN - 7 pm - facebook.com/arwrestlingdotcom
* NWA SAW - 1214B Louisville Hwy, Millersville, TN - 7:30 pm
* Pro Wrestling Elite - The Giant Flea Market, 1700 W Realfoot Ave, Union City, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/ProWrestlingElite
* Fight Club Pro - Planet Nightclub, Westbury ST, WV1 1JD, Wolverhampton, UK - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/pages/Fight-Club-PRO/234516669556
* Premier British Wrestling - Maybole Town Hall, Maybole, UK - 7 pm - facebook.com/pbwwrestling
* Insane Championship Wrestling - The Metal Grill, 5036 S Packard Ave, Cudahy, WI -6:45 pm - facebook.com/icwmilwaukee
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