Monday, March 10, 2008

Thoughts on WWW's 2nd Anniversary Show

If you missed yesterday's World Women's Wrestling event at Good Time Emporium in Somerville, MA, you missed a truly special day.

I want to thank everyone who participated yesterday - from the athletes to the staff to the fans to the management of Good Time Emporium. It was one of those days that can only be described as a triumph.

We started with a luncheon at 12:30 where the fans had a chance to interact with the stars and management. This is one of my favorite events of the year, because the WWW fans are so loyal and it's great to be able to have a one-on-one experience with the people who are most supportive of the promotion. It's like a reward for them and a statement by us that we appreciate them enough to give them the opportunity to be up close and personal and to be heard by the promotion.

We had fans of all ages in attendance and from as far away as England. There were a lot of interesting suggestions and it was nice to see the talent in an informal situation. Fan favorites or otherwise, the WWW roster is an extraordinary group and it was nice to see them so honored by their most loyal fans.

The event itself was a terrific afternoon of professional wrestling. All the girls worked hard and, of course, Sean Gorman ended up on the short end of things again - first with Elektra Arion and then with "The Human Nightmare" Evan Siks.

Luscious Latasha, who was scheduled to appear, was in a car accident the night before. We understand she is okay, but her car was totalled. We wish her the best and look forward to seeing her soon.

The debuting Barbie, Sammi Lane and Roxie Cotton all impressed, as did The Daughters of Darkness, Jana and the returning Amber, who looked great.

A tremendous main event with Lexxus and "The Portuguese Princess" Ariel was the topper, and it was classic stuff.

I've said this before, and it bears repeating. World Women's Wrestling is some of the most creative stuff we do. NECW is blessed with a loaded roster of great talent. There is not as deep a pool of female talent locally, but every girl who worked for us yesterday delivered and you won't find a harder working group anywhere. This was a day where everyone got a lot more then their money's worth.

A complete report with all the results is up now on

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

WWW 2nd Anniversary This Sunday & Notes On The News

Lots going on in Goldberg-land these days, so I haven't had much time for blogging. There are a lot of things I do want to comment on so I will try and touch on some things now with a longer post next week.

This Sunday is the 2nd Anniversary of our World Women's Wrestling promotion taking place at Good Time Emporium in Somerville, MA.

The WWW shows have been some of the most creative stuff our company has done, and you can look forward to a terrific event this coming Sunday. We have a luncheon with the stars at 12:30 PM, which is a great event in and of itself. It's a chance for us to break bread with our most loyal fans and get to spend some quality one-on-one time with them. We have an informal Q & A and just a fun time with the folks who appreciate us most. This is not the typical indy wrestling Q & A. It's a real sincere personal experience and if you are close enough to get here, you really want to be a part of this.

The show itself starts at 3:00 PM and is topped by an interesting main event with Lexxus defending her title against "The Portuguese Princess" Ariel, who is putting up her career. We have The Daughters of Darkness, The Soul Sistahs, Amber, who is back after a long absence, the debuts of Sammi Lane, Roxie Cotton, Barbie and more. I promise you a great afternoon and sincerely hope you join us.

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One of the biggest pro wrestling stories recently is the move of WWE's Smackdown from the CW Network to MyNetwork TV.

I was actually glad to hear that news, because the MyNetwork stations need the ratings boost Smackdown will provide. WWE's programming will be a more valued player on that network and not an afterthought, which is important.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show at WrestleMania: Boxer vs. wrestler gimmicks have been around for decades. While Mayweather isn't the kind of mainstream celeb like a Mike Tyson, it will still be a headline grabber. It just goes to show you that the old time gimmicks can be recycled for current times.

And about that alleged $20 million payday... If Floyd got it, bless his heart. I feel bad for some of the talent in WWE who are undervalued and underpaid, but it is often a business where value is anything but objective.