Perry Saturn Seminar at The Bell Time Club

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Beau Douglas, owner of The Bell Time Club wrestling school (and 2018 New England Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee) graciously allowed us to observe and document a unique event: The Perry Saturn Seminar.

Image: The Bell Time Club

Perry Saturn (also a 2018 NEWHOF inductee) presented an amazing seminar for a group of young wrestling students. As a veteran teacher (16 years at the University level –  I’m actually a real Professor) I can say without exaggeration that it was one of the most powerful educational sessions I’ve seen.

Mr. Saturn spent the first half answering questions and giving advice to the students based on his illustrious career in ECW, WCW, WWF, and The Territories. In the second half the students did drills and matches while Mr. Saturn gave them direct feedback and instruction. The thing that impressed us the most was when Beau Douglas announced that the seminar reached the end of its scheduled time Mr. Saturn kept going for well over an hour and a half, saying that he wanted to make sure that everyone got what he needed. They did and more.

Perry Saturn is a God.

Mr. Saturn & Students

Bobby Ocean, Paul Richard, Beau Douglas, Benny Jux with Perry Saturn

The Extreme Enforcer Paul Richard

Beau Douglas, Bobby Ocean, Perry Saturn, Slyck Wagner Brown, Paul Richard

Mr. Saturn with The Bell Time Club Faculty and Students

Top Tag Team in New England Right Now – The Bitter Club

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The Bitter Club is composed of Buddy Romano, Sensational Scott Levesque, and Carlos Esteban. Messrs. Levesque and Romano are New England legends, having held titles all over the region. Mr. Esteban is an up and coming talent from Portland, Maine. The team has invoked The Freebird Rule, making it a 3-man endeavor.

The Bitter Club is known for its generous tutoring of young wrestlers such as Hugo Brito, and their charitable work with The Special Olympics. It’s nice to have champions that the kids can look up to.

Too Sweet: Buddy Romano and Sensational Scott Levesque. Image: SPW

Full Partner Carlos Esteban. Image: TBC

NEFF 6 and New England Wrestling Hall of Fame

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We covered Fan Fest for the second time on Saturday. Some greats from yesteryear were in attendance such as James J. Dillon, The Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant, and Paul Roma. One of our main objectives was to focus on Perry Saturn as part of our ongoing project with Paul Richard. (We didn’t get a whole lot of pictures during the induction ceremony as the room as packed and we wanted to respect the honorees. NEFF6 is going to post their own video).

This was our first Hall of Fame induction ceremony. We found it quite moving and meaningful. The inductors and inductees gave eloquent, heartfelt speeches. Particularly good was Paul Roma’s induction of his late partner Hercules Hernandez.

Thanks to Mr. Joe Bruen for putting it all together and allowing us to be a small part of it.

Fan Fest 6

Paul Richard (Brian Fury, Alex Arion, & Ron Zombie in background)

Mario Mancini (with Rich Palladino)

Paul Richard & Ron Zombie

Paul Richard & Perry Saturn

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Woonsocket, RI 1 June 2018

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
1 June, 2018
Showcase Arena
Woonsocket, RI USA

Ring Announcer: Sergeant Muldoon
Referees: Rob Roberts, Frank Rocha
Promoter: Chris Blackheart

Professor’s Notes: The last night of the summer in Woonsocket before SPW hits the road on the festival circuit. A birthday party ruined. The Big Dawg gets ever closer to his goal. The Return of The Kid in an improbable victory. MIA I noticeably improving as a worker. Frank Rocha treats the fans to his vocal style with a rousing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. It was only in the high 80s in the arena, at least 20 degrees cooler than it would be in July.

Sergeant Muldoon

Match videos will be available after 9:00 p.m EST 4 June at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Buddy Romano (with Sensational Scott Levesque, Carlos Esteban, & Ruby Bastein). W – Romano

Lesson #1A in wrestling: Don’t take someone on who has 2 confederates ringside. The Superstar and Buddy are fairly well matched but this was an inevitable outcome. Superstar drops Romano’s face on his knees, knocks Carlos off the apron, scares Ruby half to death without laying a finger on him, but gives Buddy a chance to recover, bounce his neck off the ropes, and roll him up for a pin. Fair is Fair, Romano wins.

Superstar Shawn Candido

Romano & Candido

Match 2. Kid Reflex Eric Dylan v. Buck Nasty. W – Dylan

Buck Nasty entered displaying what he must have thought was a Confederate flag but was in reality a cheap silk screen he probably found left over from a 1978 beach party. He demanded that Referee Roberts salute the beer souvenir. He refused to do so. Dylan, who purposely chooses to fight big men, used his guile and quickness to outsmart the giant from Deliverance, staying alive long into the match.

Enter Blade Runner, who somehow hypnotized or possibly possessed Nasty, allowing The Kid to get in a face breaker and pin. Blade Runner then led a babbling Buck Nasty out of the ring area. Weird.

Nasty with his liquor store souvenir

Kid Reflex

The Kid Gets an Unexpected Win

Blade Runner Summons Buck Nasty

Match 3. Sensational Scott Levesque (with Buddy Romano, Carlos Esteban, & Ruby Bastein) v. Big Dawg Butler. W – Levesque

This started with Sergeant Muldoon re-introducing a veteran of SPW who is in contention to be the new Commissioner, Johnny Ray Justus. Ruby Bastein came out and ruined the interview, making some bizarre claim that his father’s financial power would allow him to shut down the company and rename it “Bitter Club Wrestling”. His Bitter Club colleagues emerged and a Levesque v. Butler match was on.

Test of Strength

Big Dawg Butler

The Premiere Wrestler of New England Sensational Scott Levesque

Again, even if you are over six feet tall and nearly 300 pounds, never fight a match with someone with 2 seconds at ringside. The Big Dawg is getting a lot of shots at top guys, in this case The Premiere Wrestler of New England. We get a sense that momentum is on his side in his quest for recognition and titles at SPW. The man from Memphis used his advantages to give Mr. Levesque a lot of trouble. Scott left the ring more than once to take the microphone to demand that the fans stop “barking” or he would go home. Butler allowed himself to be distracted by Bastein. A kick to the bread basket and a bulldog masterfully applied by Mr. Levesque ended things.

Match 4. Carlos Esteban v. MIA I. W – Esteban

Carlos came out alone, probably thinking his Bitter Club buds need not provide any assistance for a match against the winless MIA I. A mistake. MIA I has improved dramatically. Carlos was lucky to get the win, dropping the New Zealander on his face followed by a pin.

The Bitter Club entered with a nice birthday surprise for Carlos. Buddy presented Carlos with one of the Tag Team Belts. The Bitter Club has been given clearance by the office to invoke The Freebird Rule, which means that the title is a three way entity that can be defended by any two members whenever they choose.

The Club celebrated for a while with party hats and streamers in the ring until Mr. Don Vega and Cargill Vinton spoiled the party, setting up next week’s six man no DQ match in Taunton. The Bitter Club left plenty angry. Mr. Vega and Mr. Vinton mocked them all the way out.

Esteban & MIA I

Improved MIA I

Celebrating The Birthday Boy

Mr. Vega and Mr. Vinton Spoil The Party

Pleased With Themselves

Match 5.  Sons of Liberty Championship: Diabolical Scott Ledeur v. Chris Matrix. W – Ledeur

Another grudge match between former best friends and Tag Team Champions. If anyone could take the S.O.L. title from Ledeur, it would be Matrix. Unfortunately for him, his anger got in the way. Scott entered the room without his living doll Annabelle, though it seemed to us that he thought she was with him, perhaps in invisible form. Who knows what goes through that demented mind? Deep into the match the power gave out for several seconds. Matrix claimed after Ledeur pinned him fairly that he had  him pinned during the blackout. Not true. We were ringside and he had him in the ropes. Ledeur keeps his title (barely). Matrix continues to be the number one threat to all title holders in SPW.

Chris Matrix

Former Best Friends in The Reffler Era

Ledeur Stunned

Matrix Delivers Pain

Next Show:

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bell Time: 7:07 VFW Hall
82 Ingell Street
Taunton, MA

 

New England Fan Fest VI – June 2

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The Professor and the returning Co-Conspirator will be covering NEFF 6 and the New England Wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony. We hope to see you there. If you see us say hi.

From https://www.facebook.com/events/1867533006904339/

New England Fan Fest 6

Back to the roots! Fan Fest returns to The Brightridge Club aka The Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost charity hall in East Providence, Rhode Island. There is tons of FREE parking and this is a family friendly event!! This will be the FAREWELL Fan FEST so don`t miss out!!

Refreshments and soda/water will be on sale through out the Fan Fest. Soda and alcohol will be on sale for the Hall of Fame ceremony.

Fan Fest hours 10:00am-4pm
There will be wrestling merchandise for sale and several superstars signing autographs and taking photos with the fans. This will be taking place in 2 buildings which are side by side.

New England pro wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Hall of Fame hours 7pm-10pm (doors open at 6pm)

Fan Fest general admission tickets are $10.00each
(That ticket simply gets you in the door)

New England pro wrestling Hall of Fame Induction ceremony tickets are $20.00each and does not include entry to Fan Fest earlier in the day.

For any questions at all or to purchase tickets, you can email Joe at hwfforever@yahoo.com

Here is a confirmed list of superstars that will be appearing at Fan Fest. The Fan Fest portion of the day is from 10am-4pm.

Dangerous Danny Davis
Typhoon / Tugboat / Shockmaster
Sean Mooney
Jimmy Shoulders FKA Bodydonna Kloudi
“The Duke of Dorchester” Pete Doherty
Mario Mancini (W.W.F. talent)
Richie Rich (W.W.F. talent)
Ricky Sexton (W.W.W.F. talent)
Dan “The Beast” Severn
“The boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant
JJ Dillon
Perry Saturn
Paul Roma
Al Snow
Marty Jannetty
“Leaping” Lanny Poffo FKA The Genius
Producer / Actor / Wrestling Manager David Gere

All tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting our website at http://www.allaxxessentertainment.com and clicking on New England Fan Fest. Tickets will NOT be mailed. All tickets, once purchased will be picked up at the door the day of the event with photo ID.

Happy Memorial Day

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On this Memorial Day please take time to remember the men and women who fought and died to ensure our lives in this amazing land. The American Soldier is responsible for ending slavery and the liberation of millions of people from totalitarian regimes. God bless them all.

Two First Cavalry men support a wounded comrade near Khe Sanh in April 1968. Image: History.com

World War I Memorial Franklin, MA USA. Image: Franklinmatters.org