Goodbye Animal. RIP Jim Meyers.

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Jim Meyers, known to fans as George “The Animal” Steele, died today of natural causes at the age of 79.  Mr. Meyers was one of the big names of the Eighties Wrestling Explosion. We send our condolences to his friends and family.

Here’s a repost of our Feb. 2015 item on George “The Animal” Steele:

A Wrestler With a Master’s Degree: George The Animal Steele

Unlike most athletes, Professional Wrestlers have a double life.  Wrestling for most is an avocation. Very few make a full-time living at the sport.  Even those few elite who do are real people as well as larger-than-life characters.

George “The Animal” Steele (retired) is also Jim Meyers, coach, teacher, and Masters Degree holder.  George Steele was one of the top characters in the WWF of the Eighties.  He played a mute semi-intelligent beast, taking on all of the greats of his day.

The Animal liked to eat turnbuckles.  Image: All Wrestling Superstars

Mr. Steele/Myers has an interesting website that covers his multiple lives:

http://www.georgetheanimalsteele.com/biography_of_jim_myers/madison

 

NCW 2017 Kickoff Week: NCW COLLISION COURSE 2015

NCW 2017 Begins. We happened to run into The Lumberjake last week and told him how much we enjoy NCW. Looking forward to this show. Give yourself a break from the snow and come to Norwood, MA. See you there.

Northeast Championship Wrestling

Northeast Championship Wrestling’s 2017 Season kicks off this Friday night in Norwood, MA at the Elks Lodge (152 Winslow Avenue) with COLLISION COURSE 2017. All this week we’ll be celebrating NCW in different ways, and today we will be presenting our 2015 COLLISION COURSE event free of charge to view, download, and stream for THIS WEEK ONLY!

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Classy Freddie Blassie

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“Classy” Freddie Blassie (Frederick Kenneth Blassie) was born on this day in 1918.  He was one of the top Wrestling heels and managers of all time.  When he was a kid the future Professor loved to watch him swagger and use his cane against the hapless opponents of his charges.

Mr. Blassie died on June 2, 2003.

Classy Freddie Blassie. Image: Tumblr

Mr. Blassie was not shy about commenting on the locals

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Attleboro, MA USA Feb. 4, 2017

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
February 4, 2017
The Moose
Attleboro, MA USA

Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon
Referees: Zack Carter, Zack Belair, Foxy, Anthony Warren
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha

Sgt. Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Sgt. Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Professor’s Notes: Legend Don Vega on the card was more than enough. SPW continues to feature top talent. Tommy Mack and Jack Krueger return. A Women’s Division is in development. Tonight we got to see a new female star, Madame Butterfly. 2017 is off to a roaring start for this company.

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST 7 February at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabel) v. Chris Matrix. W – Matrix

Scott’s recovery continues. He’s still “special” but his focus is improving, allowing him to use his considerable powers. He really beat up on Matrix (who reciprocated brutally). It seems that Mr. Ledeur is insensible to pain which is a huge competitive advantage. Matrix got the pin, exclaiming that no matter how crazy Ledeur is, he knows him. We feel that Ledeur, if he continues on this path, could contend for the SPW Heavyweight Championship. Has there ever been a mentally disturbed champion?

Ledeur Hurts Matrix. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Ledeur Hurts Matrix. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Diabolical Scott Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Matrix Wins. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Lockdown Segment: Sgt. Muldoon,Buck Nasty, Nick Night, Chris Cruise, and Tommy Mack

This was supposed to be Buck’s spot but he was crowded out by the other aspirants. This is what a champion has to put up with. Tommy Mack claimed not to know who Mr. Nasty was, which was quite the insult. Buck kept his cool and left intact.

Conflict. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Conflict. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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I Don’t Know Who You Are. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Carlos v. Dante. W – Carlos

SPW is a school and as such develops young talent like Carlos and Dante. This is one of the prime reasons the company is able to offer consistent rich cards. Carlos applies his Bulldog followed by a pin. Dante raises his hand in an example of good sportsmanship.

Carlos & Dante. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Carlos & Dante. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Exhaustion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Exhaustion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Match 3. Trash Man Rob Roberts v. The Maniacal Jack Krueger. W – Krueger

Mr. Roberts was tentative at first, given Krueger’s bizarre behavior and history but he ended up giving an explosive performance. He’s waiting for partner Joe to heal, but in the meantime is performing well as a singles wrestler. Krueger is Krueger – hard to read and impossible to predict. Krueger escapes a Gator Roll and puts Rob away with a Bulldog.

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Jack Krueger. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Trash Man Brings It. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Warning to Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Warning for Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  “The Punisher” Don Vega v. Osiris. W – Osiris (DQ)

The legend meets one of the most effective workers on the scene today. This may have been one of the toughest matches of Osiris’ career. Mr. Vega dominated most of the match. Just because Mr. Vega used a flagpole on Osiris’ abdomen, the referee stole a definitive result from the fans, awarding the match to Osiris on a DQ.

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That’s Mr. Vega to You. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Vega Stretches Osiris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Vega Stretches Osiris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Nick Night v. Chris Cruise. W – Night

Chris Cruise has been causing problems in other people’s matches for weeks and finally someone of stature decided to do something about it. After a spirited and mostly even contest, Night cracked Cruise’s face on his knees, sending him out of the ring and into the orbit of a taunting Chris Matrix. Night wins by count out.

Cruise Bruises. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Cruise Bruises. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Cruise & Night. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Once and Future Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6. Alicia Muldoon v. Madame Butterfly. W – Madame Butterfly

Foxy was once again the special referee and the person responsible for brining a new talent to SPW, Madame Butterfly from Paris, France. Alicia did her best to deal with sketchy officiating (her view, not ours. Foxy played it straight in our opinion) and a much bigger and stronger woman opponent. Madam Butterfly dominated and finished Alicia with a Sunset Flip and pin (Foxy accidentally interfered). Krueger then came out with Annabelle (Scott Ledeur’s doll) and taunted the Parisian for some reason.

Alicia dared put hands on the referee. She should probably be suspended for attacking a licensed referee.

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Alicia Enraged. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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She Played in Straight Down The Middle. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Strong Officiating. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Madame Butterfly. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Madame Butterfly. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Krueger Taunts The Lady From Paris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 7. Non-Title Match: Heavyweight Champion Buck Nasty v. “Heart Attack” Tommy Mack. W – Mack

Buck Nasty had a rough weekend. After a shock loss to Matrix on Friday, he loses again to Mack. Mack took advantage of Nick Night wresting Mack’s ball peen away from Buck to finish The Champion with a spear and a pin.  Buck’s head must be spinning. He needs some quiet contemplation in a secure location to get his mind back in the game and the realities of having to defend the title.

Tommy Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Tommy Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Nasty & Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Buck Threatens Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Buck Threatens Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 8. Team Number 1 (Richie Rich & Superstar Shawn Candido with Doctor Ozone) v. The Harris Country Club (Todd Harris & Malik Logan). W – The Harris Country Club (DQ)

We give credit to The Harris Country Club for taking on the veteran champions. It’s almost impossible to beat them when Doctor Ozone is at ringside. The kids did well and had a good chance until Mr. Rich accidentally bumped the referee who fell to the floor unconscious. Sadly, he revived and disqualified The Champions. All three members of Team Number 1 extracted a savage revenge, beating down the youths without mercy.

Candido & Rich. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Candido & Rich. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Harris & Candido. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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All in a Day’s Work. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Shows:

Saturday, February 18 Taunton MA @ 7:07
Friday March 3 Woonsocket RI @ 7:47
Saturday, March 25 Taunton MA @ 7:07
Friday, April 7 Woonsocket RI @ 7:47
Saturday, April 8 Attleboro MA @ 7:07
Friday, May 5 Woonsocket RI @ 7:47
Saturday, May 6 Taunton MA @ 7:07

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Woonsocket, RI USA Feb. 3, 2017

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
February 3, 2017
Showcase Pro Wrestling Training Center & Arena
Woonsocket, RI USA

Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon
Referees: Zack Belair, Kyle Rocha, Hugo Brito
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha

Another great night in the center of the New England Wrestling Universe.

(Videos will be available Monday 6 February. after 10:00 p.m. EST on our YouTube Channel)

Match 1. Carlos v. Trash Man Rob Roberts. W – Carlos

Carlos executes a brilliant cross body slam from the corner and takes The Trash Man down with a solid pin. Mr. Roberts raised the youth’s hand in honor.

Rob Roberts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Rob Roberts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Trash Man Punishes. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Trash Man Punishes. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Carlos & Roberts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Carlos & Roberts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Lockdown: Buck Nasty, Nick Night, Chris Cruise with Sgt. Muldoon

Buck Nasty littered the ring with pages of the SPW newsletter while justifying his choices during his current title run. Nick Night made his case as the number one contender. Pretender Cruisin’ Chris Cruise once again sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong. He was given a contenders match later in the evening with predictable consequences.

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Earned Arrogance. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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A Big Mouth. Can He Back It Up? Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Challenge Proffered. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. The Maniacal Jack Krueger v. RL Lane. W – Krueger

Krueger and Lane were well-matched. Despite his Telekinesis, Lane was not able to get a handle on Krueger. The Maniac deftly dealt with the interfering Scott Ledeur and dropped Lane on his head followed by a pin. Krueger is back baby. A showdown with Scott Ledeur is inevitable.

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The Maniacal Jack Krueger. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Lane Uses His Power. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Saying Goodbye to the Vanquished. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. SPW Test Match: Osiris v. Dante. W – Osiris

Billed as a SPW Test Match of the young Dante, Osiris worked the apprentice hard. The kid stood up to one of the most explosive wrestlers in The Northeast. Perhaps its time to promote Dante to full partner in The Fellowship based on his talent and skill. Not to mention that S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs will be out for a while and Doctor Ozone lurks nearby at all times. Osiris pins the kid and they walked out of the ring area as partners in pride.

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The Doctor Taunts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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A Test. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Full Partners. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4. Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabelle) v. Derek Conway. W – Ledeur

Mr. Ledeur seems to be getting more of a handle on his emotions despite continuing mental challenges. This is bad news for all opponents. He has the strength, skill, and twisted imagination to defeat anyone in New England. If he continues to get it together, watch out. Scott was able to handle the taunting presence of Jack Krueger at ringside to put away young Conway, who had some good moves but stood little chance against the former Champion.

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Annabelle. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Diabolical Scott Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Derek Conway. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Nick Night v. Chris Cruise. W – Night

Cruise paid for his insolence by getting his behind kicked by “The First”.  Once again, a wrestler interferes (Matrix). Night drops Cruise’s face on his knees, sending Cruise out of the ring. Matrix was enough of a distraction for the dazed man from New Bedford to draw him into a count out.

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Down But Far From Out. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Cruise & Night. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Stretch. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6: The Middlesex Express (Steven Lust & Steven Broad with Chad Epik) v. The Harris Country Club (Todd Harris & Malik Logan). W – The Middlesex Express

Team Number 1 was less than enthused at being confronted with a match against The Harris Country Club (Todd Harris & Malik Logan) who in a fluke, beat them last month. The kids fell for the same stunt as last time as The Middlesex Express (Steven Lust & Steven Broad with Chad Epik) ambushed them again. Team Number 1 took a well-deserved break as Lust & Broad proceeded to destroy the young team. The kids have a huge upside but currently few can best TME.

Team Number 1. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Team Number 1. Image: The Wrestling Professor

So Long CHUD. Image: The Wrestling Professor

So Long CHUD. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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The Superlative Middlesex Express. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 7. Team Number 1 (Richie Rich & Superstar Shawn Candido with Doctor Ozone) v. Mack Attack (Monster Mack & Trainee #1). W – Team Number 1

The Office gets revenge as Team Number 1 are forced to face the former champions. Mack Attack are back in full swing after a period of injuries. Team Number 1 was lucky to escape with the win. With the return of Mack Attack, the tag team division is deep with talent. It will take every bit of Doctor Ozone’s massive brain to retain the titles.

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Richie Rich’s Deadly Figure Four. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Pure Genius. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 7. Alicia Muldoon v. Delilah with Special Referee Foxy. W – Delilah

Fans objected to referee Foxy’s alleged slow counts, interference, and ignoring of rules broken. We didn’t see any improprieties from our position at ringside. Foxy seemed a fair and impartial official, despite past conflicts with Alicia. Delilah rolls up Alicia for a legitimate pin.

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Foxy & Alicia. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Delilah Brings It. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Fair & Legal. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Fair & Legal. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 8.  Non-Title Contest: Heavyweight Champion Buck Nasty v. Chris Matrix. W – Matrix

For the nth time a wrestler interferes in a rival’s match. Chris Cruise cost Buck Nasty the satisfaction of beating Matrix. Nasty tried to remove the interloper and Matrix capitalized, kicking Buck in the back, sending him to the canvas, and pinning him. Buck then went into a state of apparent shock, having to be removed from the ring area by SPW officials.  Matrix must be named number one contender after this evening in our opinion.

The Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Matrix Confronts Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Matrix Confronts Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Buck Nasty in Shock. Image: The Wrestling Professor

 

Next Show:

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
Bell Time: 7:07pm
Doors: 6:30pm
Tickets: $12 @ the door
The Moose
241 Thacher Street
Attleboro, MA

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: NCW’s 2017 Season Kicks Off February 17th in Norwood!

One of our New Year’s resolutions is to get to more NCW shows. Look out Rich Bass.

Northeast Championship Wrestling

collision-course-2017-flyerNORWOOD– On Friday night February 17th Northeast Championship Wrestling kicks off our 2017 wrestling season and our twentieth year when we return home to the Lodge of Elks (152 Winslow Avenue) in Norwood, Massachusetts for NCW COLLISION COURSE! Doors will open at 7pm with a 7:30pm scheduled start time. Tickets are on sale online at theNCW.com/tickets and will also be available at the door the night of the event $10 for adults and $5 for all kids twelve and under.

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