-- IZW hit the ground running with its first show of 2012 as new wrestlers stepped up to the plate, while old feuds where re-ignited. The January 7 episode had great matches and the aftermath saw a new champion crowned. You can get a full recap of the show by clicking here. You can also tune in to GFL.tv every Saturday night to watch IZW for FREE leading up to the February 11 iPPV, Violent Valentine.
-- Resistance Pro, headed up by Gabriel and Jacques Baron and Creative Director Billy Corgan, is holding open auditions for the next Wrestling ICON, and an opportunity to manage/valet a superstar of Resistance Pro's choice at an upcoming event. Auditions are being held today, the night before Resistance Pro's "RISE" event at Excalibur. In order to tryout, contestants must purchase a ticket to RISE. The finalists will be announced Friday night. In addition to tonight's event, the first Resistance Pro Men's Pro Heavyweight Champion will be crowned on Friday night. The championship match is between Harry Smith, Kevin Steen and The Sheik. Tickets for RISE are on sale at resistancepro.com.
-- Do or Die Wrestling (DDW), Poland's first professional wrestling promotion, returns to action on Jan. 14th, 2012 in Twardogora, Poland for "Koniec Swiata" (The End of the World), DDW's 6th live event. In the main event, Don Roid and Big Van Walter (current wXw Germany champion) will face OMEN and Kamil Aleksander, who is the #1 contender to the DDW International Championship currently held by Joe Legend (formerly "Just Joe" of WWE). You can get more details by clicking here.
-- WSU & NWS Present "Blitzkreig" on January 21st from The Long Hill Community Center in Stirling, NJ. Jillian Hall will face Traci Brooks with special guest referee Molly Holly in the main event while Alicia, Brittney Savage, The Soul Sisters and Marti Belle will face Allisyn Kay, Sassy Stephanie, Lexus, Jennifer Cruz, and Tina San Antonio in a 10-Woman tag team match. Also, Jessicka Havok will defend the WSU Spirit Championship against Becky Bayless. All tickets are $20, to order tickets by credit card, mail or at will-call please email [email protected] or call 732-888-1704.
-- Pro Wrestling All-Stars presents their first event of 2012, Winter Blast, live on Sunday, January 29th at 4pm from the NEW Club Polo in Allen Park, MI. PWAS Champion Lou Crank, "Ritchie Boy" Breyer Wellington, Hotstuff Rivera, Frank Isaac Anderson aka F.I.A, "Too Sweet" Harlem Jackson & Austin Hightower. Roderrick Street, Los Movado, The Brew Crew, "The Sharp Dressed Man" Jason Harris w/ "Handsome" Johnny Bradford, The Aztec Warrior and many more will be on hand. You can get more details at this link.
-- On January 29th at the Fairview Middle School Gym in Tallahassee, FL, Guild Wrestling (an affiliate of AIWF Wrestling) will hold their annual event The Kiefer Classic 2012. The profits from this event are going to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida, Suncoast Region. You can get more details by clicking here.
-- Zero1 has reached their goal of 10 participants for their upcoming camp and feel that keeping the camp at under 20 entrants will be the most beneficial atmosphere for learning and evaluation.for the Zero1 USA Orlando Camp 2012 will close at Midnight on January 18, 2012. On January 19th the camp entry fee will be changed to $500. You can enroll or get more info at this link.
-- Here are more upcoming indy dates:
*Fri 1/13 – Zero1 BC – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 S 92 ST, West Allis, WI – 7:30 pm – BrewCityWrestling1.com
*Fri 1/13 – Evo – 363 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC – ProWrestlingEvo.com
*Fri 1/13 – NLW- Old Comrades Club, Oldbury RD, Smethwick, UK – 7:30 pm
*Fri 1/13 – EWA – 2501 Putty Hill Ave, Parkville, MD – EWAMaryland.com
*Sat 1/14 – CZW – Asylum (Former ECW) Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST, Philadelphia, PA – 2:30 pm - CZWrestling.com
*Sat 1/14 – Evolve - Asylum (Former ECW) Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST, Philadelphia, PA - 8 pm
*Sat 1/14 – IPW – Gibraltar Trade Ctr, 237 N. River RD, Mt. Clemens, MI – 5 pm – InfinityProWrestling.com
*Sat 1/14 – AIWF – Mt. Airy National Guard Armory, Mt. Airy, NC – 7:30 pm
*Sat 1/14 – DCW – Farmington Fire Company, 20920 S Dupont Hwy, Farmington, DE
*Sat 1/14 – RWE – Ross Ctr, 1110 W 10th ST, Muncie, IN – 7 pm
*Sat 1/14 - FSW – KnoxPro Arena, 11108 Tuxford ST, Sun Valley, CA – 8 pm
*Sat 1/14 – PPW – Pelham Community Ctr, Pelham, NC – 7:30 pm – Facebook.com/PureProWrestling
*Sat 1/14 – IYFW – Ballston Area Community Ctr, 20 Malta Ave, Ballston Spa, NY – 7 pm – IYFWrestling.com
*Sat 1/14 - NWA UT/UCW - ?, Salt Lake City, UT – 6:30 pm
*Sat 1/14 – UW – Phelps Community Ctr, 8 Banta ST, Phelps, NY – 7 pm
*Sun 1/15 – XICW – Ritz Detroit, 24300 Hoover RD, Warren, MI – 5:30 pm - Facebook.com/XICWDetroit
*Sun 1/15 – 304 – Veterans Memorial Field House 2590 5th Ave, Huntington, WV – 6 pm – 304wrestling.com
*Wed 1/18 – NWA RW – Armory, 400 SW 24th ST, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 7:30 pm
Nate Stein contributed to this article.