April 28, 2010
Des Moines-based 3XWrestling Presents Annual Gauntlet for the Gold
May 7th Event Features Biggest Battle Royal In The History of Des Moines!
DES MOINES, Iowa – Fresh off “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt and Tyler Black battling to a 30-minute time-limit draw in one of the greatest matches in 3XW history earlier this month, Des Moines-based 3XWrestling (3XW) is set to impress fans once again as it presents Over the Top on May 7th at the Des Moines Social Club, one of the top venues for professional wrestling in the Midwest.
Featuring some of the most talented wrestlers in the United States, Over the Top is scheduled to feature a variety of compelling matches, including the fifth annual “Gauntlet for the Gold” battle royal!
Here’s the Over the Top TV commercial that is scheduled to air this week during TNA Impact and next week during WWE NXT and TNA Impact for those with Mediacom cable in Des Moines. It will also air throughout both weeks on a variety of channels carried by Mediacom.
3XW Outside the Ring:
From the 3XWrestling studios, it’s the May 2010 edition of 3XWrestling’s acclaimed web show Outside the Ring! This episode catches up wrestling fans on all the news following the hugely successful Spring Showdown event in April and builds toward the highly anticipated Over the Top event on Friday, May 7th at the Des Moines Social Club. Visit http://www.3xwrestling.com/for more information about upcoming events, view the Match of the Month and to visit Shop3XW, the official online store of 3XWrestling! Tickets for Over the Top are available at http://www.3XWrestling.com and at Jay’s CD & Hobby, 5921 S.E. 14th St in Des Moines, Iowa.
3XW Match of the Month:
The “Gauntlet for the Gold” battle royal has become one 3XW’s top yearly traditions and for the first time ever, the original “Gauntlet for the Gold” is available to watch for free! The winner of this Rumble-style battle royal earns a 3XW Heavyweight title shot. This battle took place as part of 3XW’s Road to Glory event on Feb. 18, 2006 in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information about one of the top wrestling promotions in the Midwest and to purchase event DVDs, visit http://www.3xwrestling.com/
Full Announced and Updated Card for Over the Top – 3XW‘s 60th Event!:
5th Annual “Gauntlet for the Gold” battle royal! – winner receives a future 3XW Heavyweight title shot! A new wrestler enters the ring every 60 seconds!
Rory Fox – National star who had a phenomenal series of matches with Wyatt for belt
Brian Ash – Former two-time 3XW Heavyweight champion, including being first to hold gold.
Maddog McDowell – Winningest battle royal competitor in 3XW history
“Delicious” Devin Carter – 2009 Gauntlet for the Gold Winner, first to enter No. 1 and win
Gage Octane – Former 3XW Heavyweight champion, has made final five of every Gauntlet
Mark Sterling – Former 3XW Pure Wrestling champion and considered a top threat to win
“The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman - 3XW Pure Wrestling champion, longest undefeated
“The Right Price” Aaron Masterson – Just picked up first major victory of his career
“The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong – Has not been pinned or submitted since May 2009
Krotch – Impressive speed and athleticism and unorthodox style counteract slim build
Sir Bradley Charles – Skilled rookie trained by Lance Storm has quickly become fan favorite
“The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade – One-half of very talented Sexy and Smooth team
A.J. Smooth – One-half of very talented and successful Sexy and Smooth tag team
Hunter Matthews – Rulebreaker now on a revenge mission after losing to Masterson
Brady A. Dezire – One of 3XW’s top cruiserweights, Dezire hopes third time’s the charm
“The American Fury” Jon West – Talented rookie trained by Carter looks to make impact
Mike Sydal or “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson – Either aerialist is a dangerous threat
More to be named soon! See comments from all announced competitors on the May 2010 episode of Outside the Ring!
Loser Leaves 3XWrestling!
“The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson - 2009 3XW “Most Popular Wrestler of the Year” vs. his High Flyers tag team partner, Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Rookie of the Year”
Mark Sterling vs. Gage Octane
3XW Pure Wrestling championship!
“The Right Price” Aaron Masterson vs. “The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman (c)
Claudia Del Solis vs. current SHIMMER and former WCW star Malia Hosaka
Also featuring an appearance by the Mid Iowa Rollers women’s roller derby team!
Tickets on sale at:
Jay’s CD & Hobby
5921 SE 14th
Des Moines, IA
Or at http://www.3XWrestling.com on the events page!
**A special note about Over the Top ticket sales: Starting with the May 7th event we will be doing a advance ticket price of $12.00 per general admission ticket and a night of the show/walk up price of $15.00 per general admission ticket. Kids tickets remain $6.00.
We want to make sure everyone is aware of this ahead of time and encourage everyone to pre-purchase tickets to retain the $12.00 ticket price.
If you have an advance purchase ticket you will get in to the show to get your seat 10 minutes earlier!
Advance tickets purchased through http://www.3XWrestling.com will be available to pick up at the event.**
$12.00 General Admission advance purchase
FREE 3 & under
General admission tickets will be $15.00 the night of the event.
**After party at Z’s Bar – 1511 South Union St – Just south of Principal Park!**
Food & drinks are available at Z’s Bar.
Meet, greet & eat with your favorite 3XW wrestlers & staff.
Doors open for Over the Top at 7 p.m. (6:45 p.m. for advance ticket holders) for a 7:30 p.m. start time. The Des Moines Social Club is located at 1408 Locust St. in beautiful downtown Des Moines.
Founded in 2005, 3XWrestling, a Des Moines-based organization, has performed in front of thousands of fans across Iowa and been featured on KCWI TV, Des Moines Radio Group stations, Iowa Public Radio and in publications including the Des Moines Register, Juice, Cityview and Pro Wrestling Illustrated. 3XW events are held the first Friday of each month in Des Moines.
3XWrestling and its performers are also heavily involved with charity work. Most recently, 3XW and Toys For Tots worked together at November Knockout to collect toys to help provide a happier holiday for children.
In February 2009, one-legged wrestling star Zach Gowen competed in 3XW and helped raise over $10,000 to help the family of a young man whose leg was amputated due to his battle with cancer. All proceeds from that event we’re given to the family to offset medical costs, with every wrestler performing on a volunteer basis.
For more information about 3XWrestling, including details on purchasing advance tickets to events, bringing 3XW to your town and to watch 3XW’s highly-acclaimed monthly webshow Outside the Ring and the Free Match of the Month, please visit http://www.3XWrestling.com. Card subject to change.