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Updated 05.22.17

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Xsiris stands over BCW Heavyweight Champion Lee Valiant in main event steel cage title action at BCW CAGE UP CANCER at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center.

CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee and partner Chip Day answer the challenge of the All Stars' "Ace" Arik Royal and Roy Wilkins in the main event at CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION 2017 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

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Fans helped raise $1,630.00 for Relay For Life by attending a Sunday afternoon matinee with Benefit Championship Wrestling CAGE UP CANCER at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center! Get the scoop and the photos below!

The unexpected duo of CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee and Chip Day answer Coach Gemini's Tag Team Challenge to face All Stars Roy Wilkins and Arik Royal at CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION 2017 at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville NC! It's hawt and it's all below!

Zane and Dave Dawson defeat CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs to win the titles at CWF DOUBLE OR NOTHING at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill NC! Details & more below!

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Beautiful lobby floor graphic at the brand new Mid Atlantic Sportatorium at 1001 Springwood Ave. in Gibsonville NC!

Newly crowned CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee catches his breath as Brad Stutts most likely closes the LONGEST episode of #CWFWorldWide in history at CWF END OF AN ERA 2016 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Mid Atlantic Legends Rich Landrum, Sandy Scott, Johnny Weaver, Rocky Kernodle, Don Kernodle & Tim Nelson meet prior to the 2007 Johnny Weaver Invitational Tournament Finals at Burlington NC's Carolina Sports Arena.

Brand-new CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Dave & Zane Dawson head to celebrate after defeating the Sandwich Squad for the titles at CWF DOUBLE OR NOTHING at Chapel Hill NC's Hargrave Community Center.

Former CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary celebrate winning the first KERNODLE BROTHERS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT with Victory Sammiches after the main event Finals night at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

"Southern Savior" John Sklyer gets dropped to the canvas with authority by "Broken" Matt Hardy & Brother Nero in Three-Way Omega Tag Title action at CWF-Omega-Impact OMEGA BOWL at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION 2017 Lives Up To It's History With Surprises And Great Action!

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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium

Gibsonville NC

05.20.17

So Time's Snooty Foxx and Dirty Daddy defeated "Film Maker" Movie Myk and Timmy Danger with Big Zoe by pinfall in tag team action.

Sis defeated Ethan Alexander Sharpe by pinfall in the first ever Man versus Woman Match on #CWFWorldwide.

Brad Attitude interrupted a scheduled interview with Nick Richards and berated Richards, ultimately goading him into putting his upcoming Mid Atlantic Title shot on the line in a match later in the night against Attitude, winner take all.

The Carnies' Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful defeated Kevin Ku and Donnie Dollar$ by submission in tag team action.

CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice defeated #CWFWorldwide host Cecil Scott in a Wrestler versus Announcer Special Challenge Match by submission. After the bout, Justice continued antagonizing broadcaster Brad Stutts and "Handsome" Mitch Connor who was filling in for Scott on commentary, even slapping Connor leading to a pull apart between them.

Coach Gemini took the microphone and insisted his team had been robbed at the Kernodle Brothers Cup and robbed again at Chapel Hill. He challenged any two men to step up and face "Ace" Arik Royal and Roy Wilkins in tonight's main event.

The Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs defeated the Culture's James Ryan and Cam Carter and then spoke about losing the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Championship last week. They were ultimately confronted by new champs Zane and Dave Dawson and both teams had to be pulled apart.

CWF Mid Atlantic Tag-Team Champions "One Man R!ot" Zane Dawson and Dave Dawson defeated "Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun and the Proletariat Boar of Moldava to retain the championship. Calhoun, Boar and the whole Chikara convoy will be appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium on Saturday July 8th and tickets are on sale now at http://chikaratix.com

PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling defeated Logan Easton LaRoux to retain the championship, but not without controversy as Sterling called for the Blockbuster, LaRoux ducked and Sterling transitioned into a sunset flip. LaRoux grabbed hold of referee Kevin Pierce to block, who ultimately shoved LaRoux off into the three count. LaRoux protested loudly to CWF officials and PWI reps in attendance about the referee crossing the line physically inserting himself in the bout.

Nick Richards defeated Brad Attitude to retain his guaranteed shot at the MId-Atlantic Championship on Sat June 24 at Absolute Justice 2017. After the bout Attitude attacked Richards with a chair until CWF Mid Atlantic Champion Trevor Lee ran Attitude off. Given the option of helping Richards to his feet or walking away, the champion left the scene.

CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews defeated "Handsome" Mitch Connor to retain the championship. Connor's name was drawn by a VIP fan to replace Joshua Cutshall who could not appear due to injury. Moments after his name was drawn but before the bell rang, Connor was attacked by Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice and was left compromised for the bout.

CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee and Chip Day defeated the All Stars' Roy Wilkins and "Ace" Arik Royal with Coach Gemini and Jerry Carey in a tag-team dream match main event. During the bout, Coach Gemini attacked referee Robby Walsh with brass knuckles, causing a momentary halt in the action. As the event was winding down, CWF officials announced that Coach would serve a "one game suspension" for his actions and be barred from the arena on Sat June 24 at Absolute Justice.

CWF's Rising Generation League takes center stage on Saturday June 17th at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville NC! VIP and SUPER VIP tickets are available now at http://cwf247.ecwid.com!

CWF Mid Atlantic returns to action on Saturday June 24th for CWF ABSOLUTE JUSTICE 2017 at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville NC! VIP and SUPER VIP tickets are available now at http://cwf247.ecwid.com!

(Above) Roy Wilkins wades into the main event tag challenge match as partner Arik Royal takes on both Trevor Lee and Chip Day in main event title action at CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION 2017 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

"Film Maker" Movie Myk crows after doubling over So Time's Snooty Foxx in tag team action.

Timmy Danger fights off Dirty Daddy late in the bout.

Ethan Alexander Sharpe um...er...Over Sis in singles action.

The Carnies' Nick Iggy whips Kevin Ku into the turnbuckles in tag team action.

Donnie Dollar$ advances on the Carnies' Kerry Awful.

Cecil Scott sets up Cain Justice for the Surly Right Hand.

The Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary floors the Culture's James Ryan in tag team action.

The Culture's Cam Carter regains his bearings as the Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs prepares to unleash the beast.

The Proletariat Boar of Moldova gets in the face of CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dave Dawson in tag title action.

"Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun tries to fight up off of his knees against the "One Man R!ot" Zane Dawson.

PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling controls the wrist of challenger Logan Easton LaRoux.

Nick Richards drops in on Brad Attitude in the corner in singles action with Richard's spot in CWF ABSOLUTE JUSTICE.

CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews finishes off already stunned challenger "Handsome" Mitch Connor with his Knee Trembler finisher.

Chip Day kicks All Star Roy Wilkins out of his ring boots in main event tag challenge action.

Day stretches out the veteran Wilkins on the canvas.

"Ace" Arik Royal listens to Coach Gemini while tormenting Chip Day on the canvas.

CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee sends Royal to the canvas with authority.


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"People still totally freak when I tell them that I stopped watching wrestling on television in 2001, the night Vince McMahon's face showed up on WCW's big screen to be exact. Everyone swears I need to know what's going on in WWE in order to put on a wrestling event. It hasn't stopped me yet, if I need inspiration I simply dig out my collection of wrestling tapes from the 80's and 90's, and yes, that includes WWF, WCW, WCCW, UWF, and the rest of the alphabet soup that makes up today's wrestling. - Randy "Randolph" Hedrick

Mid Atlantic Legends Sandy Scott, Johnny Weaver & Rich Landrum began the 2007 Johnny Weaver Invitational Tournament Finals at Burlington NC's Carolina Sports Arena.

Mickie James stares at guest referee TNA's Cookie as she calls for a break on Amber O'Neal in main event ladies action for Pro Wrestling Superstars at Jacksonville NC's Commons Rec Center.

Dawson Brothers Win Mid Atlantic Tag Straps! Snooty Foxx & Dirty Daddy LITERALLY Make It Rain at CWF DOUBLE OR NOTHING!

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Hargrave Community Center

Chapel Hill NC

05.13.17

Big Zoe led "Film Maker" Movie Myk to the ring for bonus singles action against KL3. Newcomer KL3 put on a valiant battle but the Film Maker held on to regain control and win the bout by pinfall.

PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling found himself across the ring from CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews in non-title action and re-introduced themselves to fast-paced bursts of violence. A high-flying and hard-hitting battle raged until Sterling finally got the TV champion's shoulders on the canvas for a rare pinfall loss!

Ethan Alexander Sharpe was introduced next followed by his singles opponent Dirty Daddy and it got mean fast. The late 70's throwback put a beating on Snidely Whiplash but Sharpe turned the tides and walked away with a pinfall win.

CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice appeared next to take on one of the most decorated vetarans on the roster, Ric Converse. Justice did something unexpected by Converse, and that was refusing to back down. That lasted for nearly seven minutes before Justice put his game in reverse and falling to a hard-fought pinfall win by "the 1st" Ric Converse.

The All Star's Clean Up Hitter "Ace" Arik Royal was out next to take on former friend Nick Richards in singles action with history. After over fifteen minutes of competition Nick Richards pulled off a pinfall win, leaving the former 2-time CWF Champion dazed as to what had happened.

Zane and Dave Dawson entered as challengers, getting a demanded shot at the Sandwich Squad's CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles. Aaron Biggs and Mecha Mercenary answered the bell and the two bitter rivals brawled, battled and brutalized each other. In a shock to the entire crowd, the Dawsons exited as the new Mid Atlantic Tag Champions with a pinfall win over the champions.

All Star Roy Wilkins and entourage hit the ring for the main event Double or Nothing bout against hometown favorite Snooty Foxx. Each competitor presented $1,000 cash in the ring before the match and surrendered it to officials, with the winner taking it all. The two brawled and even resorted to wrestling, but neither man would give ground with a huge cash bonus on the line. Coach Gemini and Jerry Carey got involved out of the sight of the referee and give Wilkins an advantage and the referee called for the bell shortly after fourteen minutes. Dirty Daddy and the fans informed the referee of the outside interference and the official re-started the match. Snooty Foxx defeated Roy Wilkins by pinfall less than five minutes later and the room exploded.

Dirty Daddy helped Chapel Hill and Snooty Foxx celebrate the win, and took possession of the $2,000 in prize money. Coach Gemini had presented his team's stakes in a large transparent cube, much like the Price is Right, with large bills plainly visible inside. During the celebration, Dirty Daddy cracked open the box of money and started throwing cash into the crowd! Snooty and Dirty literally made it rain in Chapel Hill North Carolina at CWF DOUBLE OR NOTHING!

CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday May 20th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION! Tickets NOW at cwf247.com!

(Above) Nick Richards cranks on the chin of All Star Arik "Ace" Royal in singles action at CWF DOUBLE OR NOTHING action at Chapel Hill NC's Hargrave Community Center.

"Film Maker" Movie Myk tries to overpower a KL3 armdrag in singles action.

CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews cranks on the chin of PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling in non-title champion-vs-champion action.

Dirty Daddy sounds off when finally catching Ethan Alexander Sharpe on the canvas in singles action.

RGL Champion Cain Justice returns to earth after a Ric Converse back drop in singles action.

"Ace" Arik Royal piles steel chairs on Nick Richards at ringside in singles action.

CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champion Mecha Mercenary walks on challenger Zane Dawson in tag title action.

Zane Dawson keeps the pressure on the shoulder of Aaron Biggs and keeps him off of his feet.

All Star Roy Wilkins catches Snooty Foxx in a hammerlock in main event Double Or Nothing action with $2,000 cash on the line.

Wilkins tries to fight his way back to his feet against powerhouse Foxx.

Roy Wilkins catches Snooty Foxx in a painful abdominal stretch.


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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium

Gibsonville, NC

04.29.17

Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride and Dirty Daddy defeated Ethan Alexander Sharpe and Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham by pinfall in tag team action.

Donnie Dollar$ refused to move for Kool J, became the immovable object to a not-quite-irresistible force Kool J, winning quickly by pinfall.

#Real Joshua Cutshall defeated "Party Starter" Keith Mac in a spirited singles bout that actually appeared to have Cushall dancing at one point.

The Dawson Brothers, Zane and Dave, entered next to take on the team of the seven-foot P.B. Smooth and Colby Redd. Upper Echelon fell to the brutal Dawsons, who won by pinfall.

Snooty Foxx was up next for a singles tilt against a masked newcomer called the Blue Devil. The masked man started dirty, with a gouge of the eyes of Foxx, who decided to kick his game into overdrive, pinning the masked man in under a minute fifteen seconds.

Nick Richards defeated "Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz by pinfall after taking a physical beating, making this FOUR former CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champions he's defeated since his Weaver Cup run last summer. Richards said in an interview after the match he does not plan on waiting much longer before cashing in his title shot from the Weaver Cup championship.

"The 1st" Ric Converse defeated PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Andersion by disqualification. Anderson was trapped in an apparent submission hold from Converse and blatantly struck the official. Anderson retains the title by rule.

CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews defeated PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling with a cradle while hooking the tights in non-title champion vs. champion action.

All Star Roy Wilkens, with Coach Gemini and Jerry Carey at his side, defeated one-half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Mecha Mercenary in a Special Challenge Match with both men's partners banned from the arena.

"Bone Collector" Dominic Garrini defeated CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice by submission in a non-title return bout, avenging his loss to Justice weeks ago. Justice seemed poised for the Twist Ending but stopped to taunt CWF Worldwide commentator Cecil Scott at ringside and got caught by Garrini in an armbar.

CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee defeated Alex Daniels by submission to the STF to retain the championship. After the bout Trevor gave an impassioned speech about the atmosphere at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium being the reason why wrestlers from all over want to be here and embraced Daniels as a worthy challenger. The fans also showed their appreciation to Daniels, who refused to shake the hand of Lee before exiting the arena.

CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to Chapel Hill, NC at the Hargraves Center on Sat May 13 and back at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium on Sat May 20 for Madness in Any Direction 2017, a night of unique and unusual matches. Tickets anytime at cwf247.com!

(Above) "The 1st" Ric Converse whips PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Andersion into the ropes in title action at CWF 80'S NIGHT at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium!

Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride whips the legs out from under Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham in tag team action.

Kool J gamely cranks on the wrist of singles opponent Donnie Dollar$.

#Real Joshua Cutshall pounds on "Party Starter" Keith Mac on the canvas in singles action.

Dave Dawson answers the referee as brother Zane shows the official he's not touching Colby Redd in the corner in tag team action.

Snooty Foxx hoists the Blue Devil up for a vertical suplex in singles action.

"Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz bear hugs Nick Richards in singles action.

PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson works over challenger Ric Converse in the ring ropes.

Converse withstands the storm to unleash a little fury of his own.

PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling pulls the leg of CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews in non-title champion on champion action.

The Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary picks up the All Stars' Roy Wilkins for a slam in partners barred from the arena singles action.

"Bone Collector" Dominic Garrini drops CWF RGL Champion Cain Justice on his head in a beautiful suplex in non-title action.

CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee fights off young Alex Daniels in main event title action.

Lee powers Daniels off of him from the canvas.

Daniels seems to take control of the match after a series of successful attacks on the champion.


IndyInsiders.Com CWF 80'S NIGHT Report!

Benefit Championship Wreslting CAGE UP CANCER Raises $1630.00 to Battle Cancer In Burlington NC During A Sunday Matinee!

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Positive Attitude Youth Center

Burlington, NC

05.21.17

A house full of appreciative wrestling fans arrived for Benefit Championship Wrestling's first outing of 2017, a benefit for Relay for Life titled BCW CAGE UP CANCER. Eight matches were advertised, with four taking place inside of a steel cage.

George South was up first to take on fan-favorite Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride in singles action. After an extensive rap battle with fans at ringside, South turned his ire toward McBride. The Boogie Woogie Man fought back from a disadvantage to take the victory by pinfall over the wily veteran.

"Pain Train" Preston Quinn returned to the BCW ring for a singles bout against "the 1st" Ric Converse. A hard-hitting entertaining battle ensued with the tide of battle flowing toward both competitors. Converse took the duke by pinfall after taking control late of the bout.

The AML Tag Team Champion Geordie Bulldogs, Mark and Sean Denny, were out next to defend their titles against the team of PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Chet Sterling and Smith Garrett. Garrett held his own against both of the Bulldogs, leaving Sterling on the ring apron for the majority of the bout. After numerous attempts and kick-outs, the Geordie Bulldogs finally pinned Garrett to retain their titles.

ROH standout Caprice Coleman was out next with his own introduction performance to take on "Ace" Arik Royal in singles action. Coleman started fast, seemingly confusing Royal early, but when the Ace caught up to Coleman's speed, he inserted his own advantage, his power. Caprice refused to be beaten and made a furious comeback, shocking Royal with a pinfall win.

After a brief intermission and the construction of the event's steel cage, CWF Mid Atlantic's Rising Generation League Champion (3 years or less ring experience) Cain Justice finds himself in the cage with world traveller CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee. The steel didn't become a big factor in this bout as both men wrestled like they were in an open ring. Trevor Lee wins the bout by pinfall after a very game young Justice kept pulling counters out of thin air.

Nick Richards was introduced for the second steel cage match of the event and was attacked by opponent Donnie Dollar$ well before either were anywhere near the cage. Dollar$ beat Richards all over the arena, into the lobby and out of a side door before both men finally crawled through the cage door and the referee began the bout. Once inside of the steel cage, Richards' head seemed to clear and he turned on his offensive skillset, pinning his former tag partner in under five minutes.

The CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers, Zane and Dave, were out next to defend their titles inside the steel in a Texas Tornado rules title match against the Brutes' Mark James and Jimmy Parker. A brawl erupted inside of the cage and after a few minutes, Zane Dawson exited the cage to fetch something from under the ring. He re-enters, closes the cage door and quickly handcuffs Parker to the bottom rope! After several minutes of two-on-one, Parker got furious and actually ripped the handcuff's chain in half. He re-entered the battle, but it was a little too late as the Dawsons pulled off a pinfall win to retain their titles.

Benefit Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Lee Valiant entered the cage next to defend his strap against ring veteran Xsiris. Valiant took control early and had Xsiris on the canvas several times in the first five minutes of the main event, with Xsiris catching his pace and countering Valiant's attacks and returning attacks of his own. Xsiris appeared ready to win the title at the ten minute mark but Valiant roared back to life and climbed the turnbuckles to try to pound Xsiris down and out of the match. Xsiris kept his wits about him and found an opening to finish off the popular Valiant with a convincing pinfall win to become the new Benefit Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

A special thanks to Jimmy Harris and Family for organizing this fun event and for everyone who supported it, whether by being a part of the roster, support crew, security or enjoying your Sunday afternoon in the crowd. BCW may return to action again later in 2017, IndyInsiders.Com will let you know when anything official is announced.

(Above) AML Tag Champions Geordie Bulldogs' Mark Denny runs to the refuge of his brother Sean Denny in AML Tag Team Title action at BCW CAGE UP CANCER at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center.

Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride clamps down on the head of George South in singles action.

"Pain Train" Preston Quinn catches his breath after "the 1st" Ric Converse sends him to the canvas in singles action.

AML Tag Team Champion Geordie Bulldog's Sean Denny flies from the top rope into challenger Smith Garrett while brother Mark Denny celebrates in-ring in AML Tag Title action.

"Ace" Arik Royal demands photos be made as he works over Caprice Coleman on the canvas.

CWF RGL Champion Cain Justice locks up with CWF Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee inside of a steel cage!

Donnie Dollar$ manhandles Nick Richards in the facility's lobby before ever entering the steel cage for their bout.

The Brutes answer the challenge of a Texas Tornado Steel Cage CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Title bout against the champion Dawson Brothers.

BCW Heavyweight Champion Lee Valiant unleashes to save his title from Xsiris in main event heavyweight title action.


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:::Steps up onto the soapbox:::

Stardate: 05.01.17 1:47 pm

No, I still don't watch WWE programming, and I'm not a "network" subscriber, but what I read this morning makes me doubly happy that I'm not paying for their product of date. A known wrestling pundit was on my timeline this morning comparing the House of Horrors thing from this weekend's WWE PPV to "bad indy wrestling". The indies have NOTHING to do with whatever the McMahons wish to peddle their fans, they'll buy anything. If you want to look for someone to blame, try the ivory towers where the McMahon braintrust work every day, don't try to find a way to slam an industry that is doing pretty darn well on it's on these days.

Hard to blame the indies because of the sheer numbers. WWE has how many active workers under contract? (And I SERIOUSLY have no clue on these numbers, I am making a supposition, ok?) If both the Raw and SD "brands" employ 25 each, that's 50 "superstars" ready to go. NXT is making better news these days, and so perhaps we add another 25 for the upstart brand that is outpacing it's parent company today, bringing the total to 75. Again, I do NOT have actual roster numbers, this is merely for comparison. There are what, 35,000 or 40,000 indy wrestlers (low range) across the country training and hoping to one day make that tiny number and become a WWE "superstar".

I can't imagine the job it has become in recent years of keeping the "best" or most profitable performers on payroll when the potential pool of employees has gone from a car load of applicants to a small city full, raising itself exponentially every year. I can't imagine having talent under contract that you feel obligated to keep involved in major storylines only because their contracts demand it too. Also, I wonder what part of a Sports Management degree makes one an expert in pro wrestling booking?

And people sometimes ask why I didn't go into booking events...

I hear Donald Trump is going to hire Vince Russo and put him in charge of building the wall. Told you he'd make the best of folk's expertise. With Russo involved NO ONE GETS OVER!

See you at ringside!

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"Broken" Matt Hardy catches C.W. Anderson for a quick trip to the canvas in three-way tag team title action with the Omega Tag Titles on the line at CWF OMEGA BOWL!.

WWE Hall Of Famer Sgt. Slaughter supervises as "Pride of the USA" Don Kernodle locks the Cobra Clutch on All Star Walter Eaton for a $10,000 Cobra Clutch Challenge at Burlington's Boys & Girls Club.

Two-time former Mid Atlantic Champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel reveals himself to be behind the post-match attack of Rage & the Machine at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium at the conclusion of CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION 2014!

Shane "Hurricane" Helms clears the ring to rescue Arik Royal after his bout at Burlington NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium at CWF COLOSSAL COMBAT.

Paul London celebrates with the PWX Heavyweight Title after defeating "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia at Climax NC's Rocking F Farm at PWX Return of Professionalism!

Will o' the Whisp goes to the face of Showtyme's Trevor Lee in singles action at PWI Night of Champions.

Former CWF Rising Generation League Commissioner Joey Hogan enters the main event as his alter-ego Samoa Joey and stomps "Lost Cause" Nick Richards into the canvas at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium during the main event of CWF RISING GENERATION LEAGUE!

Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride, Lee Valiant & "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant stand tall after winning six-man grudge main event at CWF ABSOLUTE JUSTICE 3 at Burlignton NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Another surprise guest enters the Carolina Sports Arena as Matt Hardy joins his brother at ringside.

Jerry Lynn gets directed toward the ring ropes by the Extreme Horsemen's C.W. Anderson in UWF Live! singles action.

The 2009 Champion Kamakazi Kid presents the Weaver Cup Trophy to the 2010 winner Ric Converse following the official decision.

Brian Kendrick circles to re-enter the ring as Lee Valiant refuses to quit after being split open at PWX Rise of a Champion VI.

Rich Landrum & Johnny Weaver present "Handsome" Mitch Connor & Brad Stutts with the Weaver Cup Trophy.

Reby Sky displays the PWI International Heavyweight Championship as new champion "Supernatural" Shane Helms shakes hands with opponent "the 1st" Ric Converse at Burlington NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium prior to Dragon Gate USA.

Shane "Hurricane" Helms chokeslams Coach Gemini after hitting the ring to help out the outnumbered Arik Royal.

Hall of Fame official "The Flying Referee" Tommy Young accepts a plaque honoring his contributions to Mid Atlantic wrestling from CWF Mid Atlantic at CWF BATTLECADE XI at Burlington NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Destiny's Ty Dillinger realizes he's not tall enough to ride the Arik Royal ride at Burlington NC's Carolina Sports Arena during Premier Wrestling Showcase six-man tag team action.

Brad Attitude addresses the fans after defeating Corey Edsel to win the 2014 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament at CWF 2014 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Finals at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Will o' the Whisp II gets busy with the serpentine Ophidian of the Osirian Portal in Chikara Pro's debut in Burlington NC.

The seven-foot Granite warms up against Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride in Riders Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Rumble action at Greensboro NC's Riders In The Country.

Coach McGemini's critique of Nikki Storm's match doesn't set well with her at CWF MADNESS IN ANY DIRECTION 2015!

BCW Heavyweight Champion Lee Valiant hangs in midair while defending against Damien Wayne in the main event at BCW SHOWDOWN IN B-TOWN at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center.

Richie Steamboat dropkicks "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia in RCW Hustle On Tap main event action.

Jerry "the King" Lawler introduces the face of Otto Schwanz to the turnbuckles in main event singles action.

Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King cranks on the wrist of Colt Cabana in singles action at PWX Holiday Havok in Charlotte NC.

Homicide takes a bite out of the ring ropes while bewildering Nick Richards with a mouth full at CWF Project X.

The late Reid Flair starts in the up position against Destiny's "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia in PWS Heavyweight Title action.

Kamakazi Kid attacks challenger "the 1st" Ric Converse with a bundle of fluorescent tubes in Kazi Rules CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title action at CWF End Of An Era II at Burlington NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

The masked Mecha Mercenary takes a victory lap following his win in the $1,000 Bunkhouse Stampede at the CWF 2011 Fan Appreciation Night at Burlington NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Snooty Foxx goes after the Coach K & MoneyBall at CWF INVADES CHAPEL HILL! at Chapel Hill NC's Hargrave Community Center. (04.23.16)

"The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin locks horns with the "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels in Pro Wrestling Superstars singles action in Jacksonville NC.

The masked Chiva Kid drops in on CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Xsiris as he takes a breather during main event title action at CWF LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE at Burlington NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Tommy Dreamer leads the Necro Butcher towards the bleachers in hardcore Pro Wrestling Superstars action in Jacksonville NC.

Mia Yim tries to get off of the canvas as the "Queen of Wrestling" Sara Del Rey lets the fans at ringside know how she feels about them with a shot at the ArenaChicks Final Four Title Tournament on the line at CWF BATTLECADE XII.

Coach Gemini lobs a talcum powder fastball into the face of challenger Chet Sterling with CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Roy Wilkins holding him in the main event Home Run Derby Rules Heavyweight Title action at CWF ALL STAR TAKEOVER at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

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