– As noted earlier, the official website of the Cleveland Plain Dealer published an interview here with Colt Cabana that covers his comedy career, going overseas, life after the famous Pipe Bomb promo, and his future. The interview was done to promote his special comedy show that will take place this Thursday night, December 26th. During the interview, Colt was asked what life has been like since CM Punk’s “pipebomb” promo.
“CM Punk did the most memorable promo in the past 20 years of wrestling to 4 million people watching at home and I’m sure millions more who watched it online,” Colt said. “If even 10 percent of the people who watched it scratched their heads and looked me, that’s a whole lot of people. At the time he did that promo I had a lot of different projects going and things that I was very proud of including my podcast. I always say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make the horse drink s***** water. I like to think I had some great tasting water. Since that time a lot of people have come to check me out and stayed on for the ride. It’s been great having those people as fans.
– Colt’s comedy show takes place this Thursday at Paddy Rock in Cleveland, OH (16700A Lorain Ave, 44111). Already announced for the show are Marty DeRosa, Colin Delaney and other surprises. The festivities will begin at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm.
– The following night, Friday, December 27th, Colt will face the legendary Tracy Smothers at Absolute Intense Wrestling’s return to Cleveland’s historic Turners Hall at 7325 Guthrie Ave. Bell time will be at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. In the main event, Chris Hero returns to AIW after a lengthy absence to take on the double tough Tim Donst. Also on the card, AIW Absolute Champion UltraMantis Black will make his first title defense against Johnny Gargano, while AIW Intense Champion Louis Lyndon takes on Kevin Steen in a title match. You can purchase tickets at this link for just $15.00, or at the door on the day of the show for $20.00.
– IZW put an exclamation point on 2013 with last weekend’s “Chaotic Christmas” card, you can check out a review of the show by clicking here.
– Vendetta Pro Wrestling returns home to Santa Maria, California this Friday for Winter Wonder Slam, the final Vendetta Pro event of 2013. The promotion will crown its first ever Underground Champion at the event. Also, the Tri-Force Championship will be on the line as champion Lil Cholo takes on Tyler Bateman and B-Boy. In the main event, Vendetta Pro Heavyweight titleholder Billy Blade will defend his crown against challenger Vintage Dragon in a Holiday Havoc Match. You can get more details or purchase tickets at vendettaprowrestling.com.
– Here’s a list of more indy events for this week, courtesy of Nate Stein:
HKW – 9505 Dennison Ave, Cleveland, OH – 7 pm- facebook.com/hardknockwrestling
* 1CW – 6972 Dixie Highway, Franklin, OH – 7 pm – Facebook.com/groups/183747681655800/420820161281883/
* NWA SAW – 1214B Louisville Hwy, Millersville, TN – 7:30 pm
* PWE – The Giant Flea Market, 1700 W Realfoot Ave, Union City, TN – 8 pm – facebook.com/ProWrestlingElitePresentsAllActionWrestling
* Main Event Wrestling – VFW Building, 2566 Morrison ST, Gallatin, TN – 8 pm
* NWA Wrestling Revolution – Historic Cine El Rey Theatre, 311 S. 17th ST, McAllen, TX – 8 pm – facebook.com/wrtexas
* Manor Pro Wrestling – Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL – ManorProWrestling.com
* Jersey Championship Wrestling – Kenilworth Veteran’s Center, 33 S 21st ST, Kenilworth, NJ – 7:45 pm – JerseyChampionshipWrestling.com
* DOA – Keizer Lions, 4100 Cherry Ave, Keizer, OR – 7:30 pm – facebook.com/DOAProWrestling
* C4W – Sports Mall (Formerly X Complex), Myrtle Beach, SC – 8 pm
* SHOW – 6972 South Dixie Hwy, Franklin, OH – 3 pm – facebook.com/SuperHeroesOfWrestlingShow
* TAP – Old Cheese Factory, 191 Industrial DR, McMinnville, TN – 8 pm – facebook.com/TAPWrestling1
* IZW – Impact Arena, 1009 SW F Ave, Lawton, OK – 7 pm – IZWrestling.com
* Wildcat Championship Wrestling – 101 Hilltop DR, Lawrenceburg, KY – 7:30 pm – facebook.com/pages/The-Real-Wildcat-Championship-Wrestling-WCCW/307961922578873
* Anarchy – 4236 Level Grove RD, Cornelia, GA – Anarchy-Wrestling.net
* Canadian All Pro Wrestling – Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1, 116 7 Ave SE, Calgary, AB – canadianallpro.com
* NWA Top of Texas – 2650 Dumas DR, Amarillo, TX – 7:30 pm – https://www.facebook.com/NWA.TOPOFTEXAS
* Tennessee All-Pro Wrestling – Old Cheese Factory, 191 Industrial DR, McMinnville, TN – 8 pm – facebook.com/TAPWrestling1
* AAW – Berwyn Eagles Club, 6309 W 26th ST, Berwyn, IL – 7:45 pm – aawrestling.com
* Showcase Pro Wrestling – Showcase Pro Wrestling Training Center, 126 Main ST, Woonsocket, RI – 7:07 pm – ShowcaseProWrestling.com
* American Pro Wrestling – 380 Whitney RD, Spartanburg, SC – 8 pm – facebook.com/pages/american-pro-wrestling/109692879082099
* Extreme Rising – Asylum Arena, 7 W Ritner ST, Philadelphia, PA – 7 pm
* CWF – Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium, 1001 Springwood Ave, Gibsonville, NC – 7:30 pm – cwf247.com
* American Pro Wrestling – American Coliseum, 380 Whitney RD, Spartanburg, SC – 8 pm
* Universal Pro Wrestling – VFW Hall 985, 1201 W Pike ST, Goshen, IN – 7 pm – facebook.com/ultimatepro.wrestle
* UPW – Delft Night Club, 907 Ludington ST, Escanaba, MI – 6 pm – UPWProWrestling.com
* The Power Wrestling – Power Performance Center, 3100 7th Ave, Altoona, PA – 7:15 pm – thepowerwrestling.com
* Lancaster Pro Wrestling – Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA – 7 pm – LCW-Pro.com
* Northern Wrestling Federation – UAW Hall, 1223 Symmes RD, Fairfield, OH – 8 pm – NWFwrestling.com
* Elite Championship Wrestling – East Park Recreation Center, 107 Robert ST, Houma, LA – EliteChampionshipWrestling.com
* Alternative Wrestling Show – American Legion, 9535 California Ave, South Gate, CA – 7 pm – facebook.com/pages/Alternative-wrestling-show-Pro-wrestling/140343092703924
* Extreme Rising – 7 W Ritner ST, Philadelphia, PA – 7 pm – ExtremeRising.com
* Wrestlers Union – Rockpile East Nightclub, 2787A Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON – 4 pm – WrestlersUnion.ca
* House of Pain – Arnold Working Mens Club, Front Street, NG5 7ED – 2:30 pm – facebook.com/HOPWrestling