Sunday, May 31, 2020

Aliens in Nashville

From Larry Goodman:



I traveled to Nashville to experience NWA Main Event during 2010. The atmosphere in the packed church gym at 413 Veritas Street was unreal. Bill Behrens was on a hot streak as booker for promoter Mike Porter. Behrens was coming up with the zaniest storylines around. They had local TV. 

NWA Tennessee Junior Heavyweight Champion Mike Posey believed aliens were running around Nashville and feared being violated. WWE referee Rudy Charles had DID (mulitple personality) with Dann O"Mannly as his alter ego.  You've never seen Posey or Charles like this. Hilarity ensues when fellow paranoids interact. The roster was at its best - Corey Hollis, Ace Rockwell, Will Owens. Orion Bishop, Chrisjen Hayme, "Bert's Boy" Matt Boyce and the one and only Chad Hyatt. The only match ( a great one between Posey and Hollis) gives you the flavor of the place. 

Jeremy Arnold (aka Wicked Nemesis) and Aaron Camaro handled the commentary.  David Pierce was the videographer.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Puerto Rican Wrestling News: RCW Dedicates Anniversary Show

From Alfred Feliciano:

With the COVID-19  quarantines and lockdowns in Puerto Rico coming to an end, the staff of Caguas' Revolutionary Caribbean Wrestling promotion have been busy making the rounds bringing in new talent such as referees Richard Figueroa, who was a part of the now defunct Arecibo's New Wrestling Empire and Extreme Borinquen Wrestling promotions and Rafael Vargas,Jr., the grandson of the legendary Ricky Vargas Beniquez, a referee for WWC during its early years as a member promotion for the NWA.  

New wrestlers set to debut include El Demente, a PRWA Original, Athan El Imortal (who wrestled at PRWA, WWC and virtually every Indy promotion throughout the Island), Al Daniels (former member of Team D.O.I.T.), Pulli La Bella, "La Reina del Swing" Tamara, Lady Phoenix, "La Chica del Alto Voltaje" Genesis, Dark Panthro (from the now defunct Toa Alta's NEW promotion.), Rey Ruiz, Antonio Lopez, Kendrick Alma and the tag team of The Extreme Connection.

RCW is working with LCHD Productions to produce a DVD of their One Year Anniversary Show and  the Line of Fire and RCW Action episodes.

RCW is dedicating their One Year Anniversary Show to former Puerto Rican wrestler Merry Gold Star. Gold Star wrestled for over twenty years before retiring  last year during the special fundraising event for Gustavo Rodriguez, a former ring crew leader for IWA Puerto Rico during his battle with cancer. 

See video below:


Friday, May 29, 2020

Every Cloud Has a Platinum Lining #13, That Pedo Drama, Burner Twitter and Alabama Commission

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum tackles all that stuff from the Texas promoter/trainer, his son's horrific responses and trickery, the rough rules from the Alabama Athletic Commission, and how it ties in together. With a ton of receipts, at the kids say.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Texas Promoter Outed

Jordynne Grace
From Larry Goodman:

Texas Wrestler Brysin Scott sent out a tweet accusing TCW (Austin TX) promoter "Mr. B"John Peterson of preying on underage girls. 

Impact star Jordynne Grace retweeted saying Mr. B trained her and she was subjected to his inappropriate behavior. 

The Georgia connection is Cornelia wrestler and former Total Aggression Pro Wrestling Champion Ryan Staples, who is also Mr. B's son. Staples' initial response was a demand that Grace delete her message or he would expose her past behavior. in Texas. Staples then retracted indicating he had been enlightened- "let justice be served."

Stephen Platinum will have more on this story in video form.

Platinum vs AEW Dynamite 05 27 20

From Stephen Platinum:


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Platinum vs AEW Dark 5 26 20

From Stephen Platinum:


Renegade Championship Wrestling in Chatsworth on May 30

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From RCW:

Guidelines:
-Only 50 tickets will be sold.
-Seating is sectioned off with 6ft distancing between other groups. Families of 4 or roommates can sit together in their own section.
-Ring will be sanitized through out the show.
-Restroom will be sanitized through out the show.
-Concession stand will only sell prepackaged items.
-Plastic is placed at the admission station and the concession stand to limit interaction. Employees will be wearing masks and gloves.
-Hand sanitizer will be provided in two stations for fans, and one for performers as well.
-Lines have been laid out on the floor to maintain social distancing for the bathroom, concession and admission station.
-There will be 0 interaction between performers and audience members.
-Audience members are allowed to wear masks if they want.

-Main Event for the RCW Heavyweight Championship: ‘World’s Greatest Athlete’ Johnny Viper vs ‘Star Quality’ Josh Vaughn
Josh has been on a big time losing streak, except for his first win in months on May 16th when he defeated CJ Holloway to earn this match (albeit after Charles Allen interjected himself). Josh’s own wife has been on him about following her lead to get back on the winning side of things. This is Josh’s biggest match in YEARS, can he get past one of the most dominant champions in recent history?

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Pro Wrestling with Crowds Returns in Tennessee

Image may contain: 4 people, text that says 'USA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WRESTLING FRI. MAY 22 8:00 PM DICKSON CO FAIRGROUNDS DICKSON TENNESSEE USA ADULTS $12 STUDENTS $10 KIDS UNDER 5 FREE SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATT STARR vs TOBY FARLEY USA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP NATE (Champion) STARR CHRIS STYLES HONCHO HENSLEY (vs) GUNNER LAINE BIG GRAVY JAKE LAW TELE THORN LUCKY P BRANDON WHITE KID WRESTLING JASON GENESIS & LUKE CAGE DESPERADO & EL DIABLO'From Larry Goodman:

Long time pro wrestling promoter Bert Prentice ran shows under his USA Championship Wrestling banner last Friday night in Dickson (drawing 150) and in Jackson on Saturday. City officials were on hand for both events to make sure guidelines were followed.

On the other hand, Greg Anthony's Pro Wrestling Mid South show in Dyersburg Saturday night was shut down at intermission by police. 

Governor Bill Lee's May 22 executive order appears to maintain the ban on pro wrestling events with crowds as gatherings are limited to 50 and states "Contact sporting events and activities, where there is a requirement or substantial likelihood of routine close contact and adequate social distancing is not feasible, are prohibited, but this does not apply to collegiate or professional sports conducted under the rules or guidelines of their respective governing bodies."

Tennessee does not have a governing body as it pertains to pro wrestling.



Full Disclosure News and Commentary #60

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum is back with his take on the wrestling world at large - in his commentary he addresses the Hana Kimura suicide and says what it reveals about wrestling people and people in general.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Female Japanese Star Dead from Suicide

From Larry Goodman:

Hana Kimura of Japan's Stardom Wrestling is dead from suicide after being subjected to cyber bullying by fans and posting an apparent suicide note. Kimura had sent out tweets suggesting she was doing self-harm behaviors. Kimura, 22 was the daughter of wrestler Kyoko Kimura. The cause of death was ingestion of hydrogen sulfide.

The source of the fan criticism was Kimura's behavior in the Japanese Netflix series Terrace House Tokyo. Kimura was shown being upset with a male cast member who accidentally washed and ruined her cherished gear from Wrestle Kingdom 14.

Terrace House Scene That Led to the Criticism 

Her suicide note translated as follows:

Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry. I don’t want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you everyone, I love you. Bye.


AEW Double or Nothing 5 23 20 Analysis

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down AEW's Double or Nothing from 5/23/20, including the pre-show!


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Anarchy Announces Second Empty Arena Event

From Anarchy Wrestling:



While the world is slowly beginning to return, so is Anarchy Wrestling. In this exclusive episode of Anarchy Wrestling we see Bill Behrens preparing for his upcoming match with Matt Hankins. Todd Sexton demonstrates an array of submissions holds, and Matt Hankins has some words for Bill Behrens. There is that and a whole lot more.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tipping Point with Chico Adams

From GWH News:

Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman interviewed Florida indy star Chico Adams, who has the distinction of making appearances for WWE, AEW and MLW. 

The hosts also discussed gave their takes on all the Georgia talent appearing AEW Dark, plus discussion of AEW's go home show for Double or Nothing.

Tipping Point for May 21 

AEW Dynamite Analysis 5 20 20

From Stephen Platinum:


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

It's Never Sunny in Mattlanta Episode 17

From Larry Goodman:

As posted by Matt Sells. Mattlanta 17 from May 25, 2017 -- "One of Jericho's finest performances". 



I lost my furry best friend today. In the same way I try do with the loss of any loved one, I’m doing my best to celebrate his life instead of mourning his death. Jericho, named after one of my favorite wrestlers, was 14 years old. He and his sister were rescued from the Athens Area Humane Society in 2006. Found by a river, they were originally nicknamed River (Jericho) and Brook (Raven) by the humane society. They both had colds when I first saw them, so I couldn’t take them home until they were well so they could be spayed and neutered. For weeks, I went between college classes everyday to go see my cats. Their first night home, Jericho slept in my arms. For 14 years, that would be where he’d usually sleep when I wasn’t on the road. Over the past six months, he even developed a habit of needing to be “tucked in” every night, and wouldn’t leave me alone until I did it. To anyone who knows my personality, it’s no surprise why I’m a cat person. Cats’ “don’t give a shit” attitude is easy for me to connect with. But Jericho was different; his personality was somehow between dog and human. He was affectionate and the sweetest animal I’ve ever known. He was there for me through college, various jobs and relationships, ups and downs in wrestling, injuries, and all the good times and bad. He even took direction and made an awesome costar in some of my favorite It’s Never Sunny In Mattlanta episodes. If you’re an animal person, hug your pets a little tighter tonight. I’m gonna party in the name of the coolest cat to ever walk the earth. Lots of beers in your honor tonight, “Coco”.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Road to AEW's Double or Nothing Analysis

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the hype show by AEW for their PPV Double or Nothing this Saturday. What worked? What didn't? And what can you learn?

Platinum vs Monday Night Raw 5 18 2020

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the latest Monday Night Raw!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Full Disclosure News and Commentary #59

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the wrestling news of the week, takes a live call from Larry Goodman, and his commentary is a rare recommendation on something you should be watching.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Revolting Development in Carolina Wrestling Scene

From Larry Goodman:

Mike Johnson posted a story at  PWInsider detailing the legal wrangling between the team formerly known as the Revival in WWE (Cash Wheeler aka Dash Wilder & Dax Harwood aka Scott Dawson) and The Revolt! (Caleb Konley & Zane Riley),  former PXW Tag Team Champions and  a staple of the Carolina wrestling scene.

Both teams have ties to Georgia wrestling. As Steven Walters, Wheeler was featured performer for Anarchy Wrestling from 2007 to 2014 when he was signed by WWE. Harowood had a brief run with Rampage Wrestling as KC McKnight. Konley is Georgia native and started his career here as Black Pegasus. Revolt! has made several appearances for Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Every Cloud Has a Platinum Lining #12: The Best Match This Week That Nobody's Talking About

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the best and most interesting match-up taking place in pro wrestling this week - what's the match-up that has him so interested? Is it on Smackdown!, Raw, NXT, AEW Dynamite or AEW Dark? And also...WHY is it the best match-up? Find out now!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Former Georgia Star Retires...Again

From Larry Goodman:

Ike Cross has decided to retire from pro wrestling for a second time. Few wrestlers rose to stardom in Georgia wrestling as quickly and dramatically as Cross. In only his third year as a pro, Cross received WWE and NJPW LA tryouts in 2018. and runner up honors for Georgia Wrestling History awards in two categories, Wrestler of the Year and Most Improved. In January 2019, Cross announced that he was stepping from pro wrestling. Last December, Cross announced that he was returning to the ring. His only Georgia appearance was on the February 2 SFCW show in Monroe.

Cross posted as follows:

Ike Cross is no more! I've had a lot of time to think with this whole pandemic mess and have decided I'm done with professional wrestling. I have other plans in life that I will share at some point but for now I just want to say thank you to everyone who has given me opportunities and made this ride so amazing. From seeing Edge spear Jeff Hardy off a ladder on a cassette tape i stole from a friend to actually spearing people myself and winning titles across the U.S and even having worked with WWE and earning a tryout, i couldn't have imagined all the joy PROFESSIONAL wrestling has brought me! With that being said I'm off to do other great things. I love you all. Keep an eye out for my friends they're going places.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

AEW and NXT

From Stephen Platinum:


Georgia Stars Prominently Featured on AEW Dark

From Larry Goodman:

Georgia stars were all over the AEW Dark episode that debuted last night, albeit mostly in losing efforts to AEW stars.
Shawn Dean had a really good match with Colt Cabana and looked competitive.
10 aka Preston Vance defeated Jon Cruz. 
Ryan Rembrandt and Mike Reed wrestled Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy with Marko Stunt).
Lee Johnson and Musa wrestled Private Party. Taz put Johnson over on commentary.
Alan Angels had a fine match with Fenix.
Two-time Georgia Female Performer of the Year Dani Jordyn wrestled Kris Statlander.

Why Outdoor Wrestling Shows Are Safer in Light of COVID-19

From Larry Goodman:

It makes intuitive sense that a wrestling show held outdoors would present less risk of infection with COVID-19 than an indoor arena show.

Comparative Immunologist Erin Bromage of Dartmouth University provided a scientific explanation for why this is so. Bromage recently posted a column that included a guide to high risk situations for becoming infected with COVID-19. 

Bromage comments on indoor vs. outdoor as follows: 

"Social distancing rules are really to protect you with brief exposures or outdoor exposures. In these situations there is not enough time to achieve the infectious viral load when you are standing 6 feet apart or where wind and the infinite outdoor space for viral dilution reduces viral load. The effects of sunlight, heat, and humidity on viral survival, all serve to minimize the risk to everyone when outside."

"Indoor spaces, with limited air exchange or recycled air and lots of people, are concerning from a transmission standpoint. We know that 60 people in a volleyball court-sized room (choir) results in massive infections. Same situation with the restaurant and the call center. Social distancing guidelines don't hold in indoor spaces where you spend a lot of time, as people on the opposite side of the room were infected." 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

AEW Dark

From Stephen Platinum:


Stephen Platinum follows along with the first 5 matches of this week's AEW Dark. Overall, it was great to see talent that I knew, of course. But the format really doesn't lend itself for people to keep watching. I see that there was a tag match featuring Matt Sells and Jon Cruz vs. Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall...didn't see that advertised or I would have chimed in on that one as well.

May Wrestling Shows Postponed As Kemp Extends Nightclub Closures

From Larry Goodman:

Georgia bars and nightclubs will remain closed through the end of the month as Governor Brian Kemp extended the business restriction order that was set to expire tomorrow.

As a result of Kemp's decision, BUSHIDO and Livewire have postponed their shows scheduled for May 30 at American Legion Post 63 in Augusta.

Full Disclosure News and Commentary #58

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the news and his commentary is a reminder of an old tool of learning, and gives you some insight on how you can definitively up your game as a pro wrestler right now.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Karata Legend Succumbs to COVID-19

From Larry Goodman:

Teruyuki Okazaki, renowed master of Shotokan karate passed away last month at the age of 88 due to COVID-19. 

Okazaki came to Philadelphia in 1961 and lived there for the rest of his life. Here's Joe Juliano's story on Okazaki from The Philadelphia Enquirer.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Jeff G Reflects on Little Richard

From Jeff G. Bailey:

Woke up to see the great Little Richard has passed away. Obviously a man before his time & before mine as well. I never met or saw Little Richard live, but I was a fan of the man & his music. That said, his most important contribution to me, was that my Mom was a fan of his as a teen. She was told she couldn’t listen to or god forbid, much worse go see him perform live. This was race music & no self respecting white should ever listen to it or be around it.

This race music that included Chuck Berry & even a white Elvis Presley was strictly forbidden & off limits. Of course like all teens in any era, my Mom rebelled & saw all these performers live in the 50’s. She told me stories of how dozens would sneak in through the girls bathroom window at the auditorium to gain access. How every white kid there had likely being threatened with death or worse, but they were there to experience live Rock & Roll regardless of the consequences & despite the fact their parents & preachers had condemned it as being straight from hell.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

GCW 1-26-80

From Larry Goodman:

You overbearing egg sucking dog, I'm going to do to you something that's never been done before...

 - Terry Funk addresses Dusty Rhodes on the Superstation WTBS 17 the night before their headline match at the Omni. Tommy Rich...The Superstar...Austin Idol...Kevin Sullivan...Wresting II...Tony Atlas & Ray Candy (New Jack's trainer)...Georgian legend Big Bill Dromo...Scrappy McGowan is one of your referees...EXCITEMENT!!!



Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Full Disclosure News and Commentary #57

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the news stories of the week, gives a look at what's to come on Tipping Point tonight, and comments on what HE did when he had to go a few years without running a promotion or wrestling school.

Tipping Point Preview

From GWH News:

This week's guests: SVW:Promoter Ryan Murdoch on his company's decision to put on one of first post-pandemic wrestling shows in Georgia and VPW booker and manager turned podcaster, James Caleb Kitchens. The hosts will be the inimitable Stephen Platinum and the venerable Larry Goodman. The show goes live tonight at 7 pm.


Monday, May 4, 2020

Pro Wrestling (with crowds!) Happening in Georgia

From GWH News:

The first announced pro wrestling shows in Georgia with fans are scheduled for May 30 and June 6. 

Pro Wrestling BUSHIDO plans a return to their home arena - American Legion Post 63 in Augusta -- on May 30 with a socially-distanced max attendance of 110. Kameron Kade challenges Pro Wrestling BUSHIDO Champion Chad Sky Walker (pictured at left) for the title.  

Livewire hopes to precede BUSHIDO at Post 63 with a 4 pm show entitled with For the Fans!, assuming bars and performance venues are allowed to open on May 13.

Southern Violence and Wrestling is running an outdoor show in Athens at Southern Brewing Company on June 6. 

SVW promoter Ryan Murdoch and VPW booker/podcaster James Caleb Kitchens will be on Tipping Point tomorrow night at 7 PM EST. The show will be hosted by the inimitable Stephen Platinum and the venerable Larry Goodman. 

Tipping Point for May 5 


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Puerto Rican Wrestling News: RCW Anniversary Show Update and More

From Alfred Feliciano:

Revolutionary Caribbean Wrestling announced two more superstars have been added to their one year anniversary two night event in Caguas and Arecibo as soon as the quarantine throughout the Island is lifted.

Diosa Atena, Mexican luchadora who is a household name throughout Mexico and lucha libre promotion throughout America will be wrestling on the anniversary show. Atena toured with El Hijo del Santo in the United Kingdom. She also made a name for herself in Japan's Stardom Women's Wrestling promotion and has faced the likes of current and former WWE superstars such as Toni Storm, Xia Brookside,Santana Garrett, Rachel Ellering, Kay Lee Ray. Asuka, Io Shirai, Sarah Logan, and Deonna Purazzo. 

Also appearing on the anniversary show will be Dallas, Texas native Phoenix Kidd, who has been making waves throughout Mexico, California and the Southwestern US independent scene. Kidd  will be teaming with Mexico's Dr.Kimbo in the event.

Below are matches from Diosa Atena and Phoenix Kidd.

Viral Pro Pays Talent for Canceled Event

From Larry Goodman:

The results are in. Viral Pro Wrestling owner Joshua Hancock said the company raised $1000 in donations and distributed it to wrestlers booked for their April 18 event, Undeniable which was canceled due to COVID-19. Hancock said some of the wrestlers chose not to accept payment for the booking.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Platinum Principles #2 AEW Dark 4 28 20

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum talks about what he sees on the AEW Dark episode from April 28th, 2020. Shawn Dean McBride takes on Jimmy Havoc and a tag match featuring the Best Friends takes place as well. There's all kind of teaching going on if you listen....

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Veteran Southern Wrestler Charged with Manslaughter

From Larry Goodman:

Wrestler JP  Magnum (real name Jason Lamar Craig) has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Trey Downey in Gadsen, AL. Downey was riding a bike when he was allegedly hit a by a truck driven by Craig. according to the story in the Gadsen Times. Craig resides in Gadsen and is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Magnum wrestled for numerous promotions in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee over the past decade including NAWA in Rome, Global Championship Wrestling and Southern All-Star Wrestling. More recently, Magnum had made appearance for Georgia Premier Wrestling and on one of Paul Lee's Wrestlejam events.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Booking the News North Korea 4 28 20

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum breaks down the recent speculation about Kim Jong Un and North Korea. Frankly, it's being booked terribly for the most part. Stephen Platinum applies pro wrestling booking principles to the whole thing and shows how it can be made better.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Full Disclosure News and Commentary #56

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum does a short check in, talking about the Georgia and Florida wrestlers that are managing to be in the two biggest promotions going, he talks about the variety of videos he's releasing this week including a new concept, Choose Your Own PlatVenture, has one of the coolest unboxing, and talks about checking in with your favorite promotions.

Ring Annoucer Checklist

From Larry Goodman:

As posted by Noah Tall...

I've had people ask me who "trained" me to be a ring announcer and a lot of people gave tiny suggestions but no one formally walked me through it, which seems to be the case with most ring announcers I've talked to. Ultimately we are support staff and it's a situation where a good ring announcer doesn't add as much as a bad ring announcer can take away...so it's not as much about doing it in some fancy, special way as it just doing it and not being awful or taking away from the event.

Here's a checklist I came up with for ring announcers:

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Model Indicates Georgia Is Way Too Soon

From Larry Goodman:

With Georgia set to allow nail salons, massage therapists, bowling alleys and gyms to open tomorrow, a key forecasting model routinely cited by the White House warns that Georgia should delay reopening any portion of its economy for eight weeks.

The model created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington was updated Tuesday and showed Georgia should not move to phase 1 until June 19. 

Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reopen now may be driven by a need to keep Georgia citizens off the unemployment roles. 

According to former AJC staff writer George Chidi, Georgia's unemployment fund will run dry in 28 weeks and replenishing the fund is a huge problem. Georgia recently set a limit on income taxes that cannot be overridden without a constitutional amendment. The state cannot borrow enough to cover the fund either. By law, Georgia can’t borrow more than 5% of its previous year’s revenue in any year, and any borrowing must be repaid in full before the state can borrow any more.

The coronavirus model obviously does not bode well for pro wrestling events with crowds in Georgia. 

Sporting events with crowds in attendance could conceivably take place in phase 3. Assuming Georgia based its opening decisions on the model and coronavirus task force recommendation of a minimum of 14 days per phase, the earliest possible date for pro wrestling events with fans would be July 17.

Georgia Stars Featured on AEW This Week

From Larry Goodman:

A number of wrestlers familiar to Georgia fans have been appearing in the episodes of All Elite Wrestling taped at QT Marshall's One Fall Power Factory in Norcoss at the end of March,

Seen on AEW Dynamite tonight:

Cody "Vanilla" Vance was Heisman trophy candidate Preston Vance aka 10, who fell under the spell of  Brodie Lee and became the newest member of the Dark Order. 
"Tijuana Taxi Driver" Alan Angels lost to Kenny Omega in a surprisingly competitive match. 
Lee Johnson was destroyed by Wardlow in spectacular fashion. 
Justin Law got squashed by Lee.
Matt Sells, Sugar Dunkerton aka "Pineapple Pete", Baron Black, Fearless Musa, AWE signee Anna Jayy and Dani Jordyn were among the wrestlers in the socially distanced crowd.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Trump Disagrees with Georgia's Decision to Open Up

From Larry Goodman:

At today's coronavirus task force briefing, President Donald Trump said he totally disagreed with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reopen some non-essential businesses on April 24 in violation of the phase 1 guidelines announced by the White House "but he makes the call".

Georgia has  21,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1710 cases in two days.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said he would advise Kemp to "be careful and not just turn the switch on and go, because there is a danger of a rebound." Fauci also cautioned "there will be coronavirus in the fall. I am convinced of that."

Trump said he was a big Kemp supporter and only disagreed with Kemp in terms of timing, using tattoo parlors as an example - "You know what? Maybe you wait until you get into phase two."  














For Your Consideration: Rick Michaels vs. Bill Behrens - Loganville GA 1999

From Bill Behrens:



FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

There have been many great performances in professional wrestling history, memory of which will last a lifetime for those who witnessed. I offer this match with me involved, a memory that will last a lunchtime. This badly shot, historic, NWA Georgia video emanated from the Georgia Belle Flea market in Loganville, GA. The year was 1999. This was the first Bill Behrens vs Rick Michaels match of several over the years. Rick is a talented performer. I’m there. Enjoy!

And some fans who moved to Wildside can be heard.

Jimmy Rivers is the ref, Tim Dix, G Fredrick/Mark Davis & Bart Sawyer on the announcing.

Tipping Point Post Show

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum give a brief look at what ended up being a fascinating and delightful show, and talks about his Timeless match he's writing - The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The New Day? What? Awesome.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Full Disclosure News and Commentary #55

From Stephen Platinum:



Stephen Platinum talks about the wrestling news as always, emphasizing the Georgia wrestlers who have been on the big national stages as of late. He talks about the various podcasts that are happening, including some newer ones that he's enjoyed! And finally his commentary is about greatness and narrowing who qualifies...but also opening up other categories of greatness as well.