Monday, December 16, 2013

Bowe No Go In UK

As reported by Preston Cit Wrestling in the United Kingdom, Riddick Bowe wrestling for Preston City Wrestling deal is officially off.

This past weekend Steven Fludder (owner of Preston City Wrestling) received a phone call from a representaive from Regis Talent Management. The call was regarding an agreed appearance they had in place with Jose Melendez of New World Sports Management (former agent of boxing legend Riddick Bowe). The agreement was for Bowe to make his international wrestling debut at their Road To Glory event on March 1st 2014 in Preston, England for Preston City Wrestling. RTM informed him they were now handling all of Bowe's affairs and dealings and that the contracted fee that had been in place with Jose Melendez of New World Sports Management was not enough. They requested an additional $4000, also that Mark Regis of Regis Talent Management accompanied Mr Bowe to the UK at the cost of Preston City Wrestling.It did not end very well and the deal was off.

As a wrestling fan as well as a boxing enthusiast this is disappointing that this kind of thing has to happen that way. Although the original deposit was returned, there was no way that Mr. Fludder was going to be hustled nor intimidated by this kind of action. To ask for more money after an agreement was made with the original agent is not only ludicrous but also absurd. I applaud Mr. Fludder for sticking to his guns and I have to boo Regis Talent Management for asking big bucks from a small promotion in the UK. 

Although it is disappointing to hear that the deal could not be completed but in the wrestling industry promoters operate a professional business and they will only conduct business with talent and agents who show the same respect as the promoter. PCW has done just that and they deserve my respect as well. PCW has already secured a big name replacement from the wrestling circle to appear at their Road To Glory event on February 28th and March 1st as Bowe's unlikely replacement. Who that individual is, I'm not sure, but when they reveal that information, you folks will be the first to know by checking out their website at and follow them on Twitter @PCW_UK.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Rockstar Spud Is The Next Big Thing In TNA...And Here's The Facts

Everybody has their opinion on Rockstar Spud, the new Chief Of Staff in TNA. Some people would say, “I like this guy, he has incredible charisma." Others would say, “I'm not digging this guy, he's too cocky." Some would say, “Give this cat a chance, let's see if he can prove his doubters wrong." Others would say, “Get him off my television, he's so annoying."

Me? I'd say, “This guy might be the answer to Brad Maddox, in fact he's the anti-Brad Maddox. Why do I need to support this guy?"

Not only is he talented, let's analyze the main factors:

Light on his feet: For a guy who looks like a featherweight, Spud has some talent in the ring. But in matches against the big guys, he's a fish swimming with the sharks and he can't win. He is the winner of TNA's British Boot Camp and with his abilities, he's that damn good.

Charisma: This guy never has a charisma bypass in his life and he never will. If there's one thing about Spud, expect the unexpected with this guy. His charisma is a big asset to any promotion and somehow TNA is quick to use it.

Cockiness: Spud has a ship-load of cockiness and as of recently, it's at an all-time high. If you ask me, he either has the confidence to be great, or his ego is bigger than his body. I can only say this about Rockstar Spud, his ego is practically the size of Texas.

Authority: Like I said, he is TNA's answer to WWE's Brad Maddox, and there's no telling why. He may be watching the TNA roster, but he can't hold his own against an angry locker room. With Dixie Carter guiding his steps, there's one thing about this scenario; it will be chaos. Boatloads of it.

Face it; with Rockstar Spud at the wheel, it's going to be a bumpy ride from here on out. Just don't expect it to be that long.