Official Statement on Bobby Eaton:
Obviously the last 24 hours have been a little chaotic. I wanted to release this statement on behalf of Bobby in regard to his current condition.
Yesterday, Bobby and I were booked for Pro Wrestling Phoenix (PWP). The promotion ran its regular monthly show at the Council Bluffs, Iowa National Guard Armory. This is just minutes from Omaha, Nebraska.
We arrived to the venue around 2:15 p.m. for a scheduled 3 p.m. training seminar with some of the PWP crew and aspiring future wrestlers who are still in their training phases. A very respectable group of individuals attended and had a 2-hour time frame to learn a few things from Bobby.
On our 6-hour trip there, Bobby had felt fatigued and most signs indicated that his sugar was low. He has had some battles with diabetes over the last decade.
After getting to the venue and checking his symptoms, I went to a local convenience store and got some candies that help get sugar rates back up as they bottom out. About 30 to 45 minutes later, he seemed to be slightly better.
Around 6:30 p.m., we went to the gimmick table to sell pictures and other merchandise as the doors opened. Bobby seemed to be getting a little worse and started to shake and sweat more. He then started having seizure-like jolts. After a second one, we decided he needed to get to the hospital. One of the guys who was participating in the seminar and several of the PWP staff jumped right into action, getting a local ambulance service en route within minutes. Thankfully, the venue we were at was only two miles from area hospitals.
Bobby’s heart rate and sugar levels were both elevated. Doctors believe he did have a heart attack. His defibulator and pacemaker were key in keeping him from going into full cardiac arrest we do believe.
He is currently still in the hospital as the staff wants to make sure as is well.
As the true pro he is, Bobby feels bad for the fans who didn’t get to interact with him as planned at the PWP event and for the entire PWP crew.
We want to certainly thank PWP for the hospitality and promoter Chris Metry was a true class act. If you live in that area, give PWP a chance. They had a lot of great young talent bundled with area veterans.
I will do my best to keep everyone up to speed on Bobby’s condition throughout the week. Thoughts and prayers are indeed appreciated at this time.
- Brian Thompson
State Park Fire Department is hosting a Professional Wrestling Event at the Holy Rosary Gym in Fairmont City Illinois. Featurning Flash Flanagan, Big Mean Bull Bronson, Tyler Heath Hatton, Red River Jack, Ricky Cruz and all the other SICW Greats. Make plans to support the State Park Fire Department for this fund raiser.
3XW – Clobberpalooza Classic VI – Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Friday October 3rd, 2014
Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Doors open at 6:45 pm for advance ticket holders
Doors open at 7 pm for everyone else
Bell time is 7:30 pm
***Special appearance by wrestling legend “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton of the Midnight Express!***
3XW Heavyweight championship
“The Intellectual Punk” Tony Sly vs. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (c)
3XW Pure Wrestling championship
“Showtime” Bradley Charles vs. “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson
3XW Tag Team championship
Sexy & Smooth – Ryan Slade & AJ Smooth
vs. Inked Aggression – Levi McDaniel & Abu Colossus (c)
Brian Ash vs. Gage Octane
Jon West vs. 2014 King of Des Moines Hype Gotti
Triple Threat – Winner gets a future Pure Wrestling title match
Jimmy Rockwell vs. “Delicious” Devin Carter vs. Mark Sterling
Cuco Santiago vs. Maddog McDowell
Devin Thomas vs. Stephen King
“The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman vs. Ray Stryker
Also in action: Nate Redwing, “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson, Brady A. Dezire, JD Riggs
*Card subject to change
VIP – Row 1 and 2 (Kid’s or Adult) $15 Advance Tickets | $18 at the Door
Adult General Admission $12 Advance Tickets | $15.00 at the Door
Kids General Admission 10 & Under $6.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE Admission
Tickets will be on sale on September 20th at:
Jay’s CD & Hobby
3315 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA
900 Mulberry – inside the Des Moines Social Club!
Des Moines, IA
Or online this week:
This event is sponsored by:
Prints Copy Center
Henry J’s Taco House
SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DYNAMO PRO WRESTLING AT OFF BROADWAY
SPONSORED BY STAG BEER AND STRANGE DONUTS
Dynamo Pro Wrestling are proud to present an all ages, live, professional wrestling event on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. This professional wrestling event, sponsored by Stag Beer and Strange Donuts, will be held at Off Broadway Music Venue, located at 3509 Lemp Avenue in St. Louis. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. with a bell time of 8:00 P.M. All tickets for this event will be $10. This event will feature Dynamo Pro Wrestling Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz, Dynamo Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion Brandon Espinosa, The Black Hand Warriors, The Bum Rush Brothers, “DirdEY” Jake Dirden, Brandon Gallagher, and many others. To purchase advance tickets, log on to http://www.dynamoprowrestling.com.
Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. Please join Dynamo Pro Wrestling as it brings the best professional wrestling to the St. Louis metropolitan area. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at http://www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/DynamoPro. For Off Broadway venue information, you can check out their website at http://www.offbroadwaystl.com or you can follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/offbroadwaystl.
For additional information regarding this event, please contact:
Jim Yount, Promoter
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
Luke Roberts, Media Consultant
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
We have highlights of The Resurgence’s 2-1 night at “Stage Two” plus a feature story on the Ego Busters winning (and deceitful) ways. Plus, Mat Fitchett retires!…maybe?
Live Saturday October 25th, 2014!
in Granite City, IL at the Tri City YMCA
451 Niedringhaus Ave on the old Army Depot
Doors: 6:30 pm
Bell Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets Available At:
Gamebusters on Madison Ave
And of course the Tri City YMCA
$12 Front Row ($15 At The Door)
$10 Adult General Admission ($12 At The Door)
$8 Child General Admission ($10 At The Door)
What teams will end up in the huge 2014 Championship match? When the final bell tolls on PWCS Stage 3 we will finally know which two teams are going to battle it out to be the historic inaugural 2014 PWCS Champions! Every team can still make the Championship, so this is assured to be a night of hard hitting action as teams attempt to lock up a Championship spot and cement a place in history! Be there!
“The Dirty Rook” Mat Fitchett (Team Anarchy) Vs. Christian Rose (Ego Busters)
Makaze (The Blacklist) Vs. Steven Kennedy (Resurgence)
“The Ace of Anarchy” Davey Vega (Team Anarchy) Vs. “The Elitist” Brandon Espinosa (Ego Busters)
OuTtKast (The Blacklist) Vs. “DirdEy” Jake Dirden
“The Viking War Party” Alexander Rudolph & Jake Parnell (Team Anarchy) Vs. Gary Jay & Dan Walsh (Ego Busters)
Jo Jo Bravo (Blacklist) Vs. “The Rabid Racoon” Rocket Mapache (The Resurgence)
Free Agent Showcase: Zakk Sawyer Vs. Dangerous Deveroux
Free Agent Showcase: Matt Cage Vs. “The Alternative” Brandon Gallagher
Also: The Submission Squad and Alex Castle are both rumored to be on hand. What role will they play now that Davey Vega has taken control of Team Anarchy?
*Card Subject To Change
1. Ego Busters 5-1
2. Blacklist 3-3
3. Resurgence 2-4
4. Team Anarchy 2-4
Dr. Tom Prichard, one of the guest instructors for this camp, wrote this great write up specifically for the 2014 Harley Race Wrestling Camp!
Professional wrestling was a different animal in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Back then there were 3 major organizations (NWA, AWA, WWWF) with their respective “World” champions. The NWA was the major league back then and had a touring world champ that went from territory to territory the defend the title.
Usually the champ faced the top contender in the area in a one hour, 2 out of 3 fall match. More times than not the match went 60 minutes to a draw. 7 nights a week (and yes, many times TWICE on Sunday!)
A lot of times the world champion had no knowledge of who he would be facing until he got to the arena or venue that night. He would then go on last after maybe 5-6 matches and expected to take the local challenger and make him look like he was indeed worthy of being in the ring with the best in the world, AKA The NWA World Heavyweight Champion… That could be a daunting task for some.
The champion had to have the best match of the night. It was pride, respect and passion. The NWA was the largest organization at that time and if you were the champ you earned your stripes every night in a different town, city or country.
The NWA meant something back then. It wasn’t taken lightly and the man who held the title was expected to act, dress and represent professional wrestling wherever he went. He met any and all contenders. He was THE MAN…
Harley Race is an 8 time World Heavyweight Champion. He held the title when people still believed. It was his job to make them believe the action they saw was real and give them a world championship caliber match. It was the champ who set the pace and up to his opponent to keep up.
When the champion came the gates and attendance were up. Anticipation was high. Could this be the night the crowd would witness a new champ? I was in Houston, Texas July 20, 1973 the night Sam Muchnich presented Harley Race with a brand new $10,000 gold belt to replace the old NWA title prior to his defense against Jack Brisco. That night saw Brisco crowned the new world champion. But Harley would go on to hold the title another 7 times.
I was 12 years old then. I couldn’t have imagined over 40 years later I would be doing a seminar at Harley’s school…
I had the privilege of watching guys like Harley, The Funks, Johnny Valentine, Wahoo McDaniel, Jose Lothario, Fritz Von Erich, Boris Malenko and so many others who took pride in their work every time they stepped in the ring. They inspired me to become a wrestler…
After all these years I once again have the privilege of doing a seminar along with Bobby Eaton and Noah Wrestling’s Gedo and Taiji Ishimori.
If you don’t know who Harley Race is, look him up.
If you want to learn about professional wrestling, sports entertainment, where you are and how to get where you want/need to be, DON’T MISS THE 2014 HARLEY RACE WRESTLING CAMP IN TROY, MO NOVEMBER 10-14!!!
Try. Best Shot. Whatever it Takes. Which one are you? See you in November.
SICW- September 20th East Carondelet Illinois at the Community center will be the place to be for the next WWE Hall of Fame Superstar
KoKo B. Ware, and all the SICW action. Join us once again as the SICW brings you the BEST in Professional Wrestling. Order your reserved seats early for this one, call 618-286-4848 or check our http://www.sicw.org
PWP – Saturday September 20th!!
*** NEW PWP Heavyweight Champion – Darren “Thunder” Russell defending his title against “Showtime” Bradley Charles!!
*** Big rematch from August 23rd – “Babyface” Tony Cortez vs L-Ray (Axel Greece & Joey Daniels will be BANNED from the building!!)
*** Special appearance by wrestling legend “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton!!!!
More details coming very soon!!!
National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Doors open at 6:30, Bell time at 7:00
All seats just $10, available at the door the day of, in person at CD Tradepost at 84th & Giles in Omaha, or via Paypal at http://www.ProWrestlingPhoenix .com