Monday, July 28, 2008

World Women's Wrestling Update

I have been getting a lot of e-mails and questions about what is happening with World Women's Wrestling now that it's home, Good Time Emporium, is no longer in business.

World Women's Wrestling will return late this fall, most likely at the National Guard Armory in Quincy. This will be an interesting experiement to see how WWW works in a more arena-like atmosphere.

I do expect that Good Time Emporium will reopen in Brockton, but that is a lengthy process.

According to the Quincy Patriot Ledger newspaper, Good Times received zoning approval for the new venue they are trying to open in Brockton.

There are two more steps in the process before it's a done deal. They have to get a City Council ordinance revision to lift the cap of 35 automatic amusements to accommodate Good Time’s request for 300 machines, and a liquor license hearing before the License Commission where they will ask for a 2 a.m. weekend closing time.

The Zoning Board approval is a major step, so hopefully they will be able to make it happen. According to the paper, Dan Hayes is buying the building, which was an old warehouse, for $14 million and it will take millions more to renovate it.

If all goes well and swiftly, it will most likely be the end of the year or early next year before a new facility would come on line.

Obviously, we hope that it does and that we will be able to run that new facility with WWW and possibly NECW on a regular basis.

Killer Kowalski Health Update

Today's Boston Herald features an article by columnist Joe Fitzgerald about the health of our friend, the legendary Hall of Famer, Walter "Killer" Kowalski. You can read Joe's article by clicking here.

There are few larger than life legends who exceed your expectations in real life. Walter Kowalski is one of the few.

The legendary villian of the ring, whose exploits are forever stamped into our memories as fans of pro wrestling, is in a very different kind of battle right now. As the Herald article states, Kowalski's knees are gone, and corrective surgery, such as a knee replacement, is a high risk procedure due to his age and physical condition. This once vibrant man is now bed ridden and relegated to a nursing home.

Anyone who ever met this gentle giant with a heart of gold, will tell you how such a fate is so undeserved. Please keep Walter and his lovely wife Theresa in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show Debuts!

Earlier this afternoon, our Mouthpiece Wrestling Show made it's debut on WWZN, Boston's 1510 The Zone.

Sean Gorman and I were fourtunate enough to have two great guests to kick things off - Mike Johnson of and the legendary Jim Cornette.

We also had a lot of support from fans who called in - even former NECW/PWF star Ebony Blade.

Thanks to everyone for their support. If you didn't get to hear the show, you can find the mp3 file by clicking here.