1PW Newsline: October 17, 2005
FIRST MATCHES AND MORE NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR “NO TURNING BACK” TOUR
Friday, January 6th
Christopher Daniels vs Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles vs Charlie Haas
Title Tournament Qualifier – Sabu vs Abyss
Southern Comfort vs. Al Snow & The Blue Meanie
Saturday, January 7th
Title Tournament Qualifier – Samoa Joe vs Masato Tanaka
Southern Comfort vs. Al Snow & The Blue Meanie
PLUS: Jeff Jarrett, Homicide, Petey Williams, and Elix Skipper officially added to both nights!
On Friday night, January 6th, the most exciting four-way wrestling match in UK history will hit the 1PW ring at the Dome in Doncaster as “The Fallen Angel” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, “The Phenomenal One” AJ STYLES, former WWE Tag Team champion CHARLIE HAAS and “The Samoan Submission Machine” SAMOA JOE will square off against each other with glory on the line for the winner.
With the 1PW World Title tournament scheduled to begin in January, 1PW Newsline is pleased to announce the first two of the eight qualifying round matches have been confirmed. On Friday night, January 6th, “The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal Maniac” SABU makes his 1PW debut in extreme fashion by taking on “The Monster” ABYSS. Will the most violent madman in wrestling history be able to get past the sport’s most dominating big man? And
how will Sabu overcome the sinister machinations of Abyss’ new master, STERLING JAMES KEENAN?
Then, on Saturday night January 7th, former ECW World champion MASATO TANAKA will face former Ring Of Honor champion SAMOA JOE for advancement into the official First Round. Masato Tanaka, a man who has fought wars in wrestling rings around the world during his stellar 12 year career against Samoa Joe, the young up-and-comer who has been exhibiting dominance in both Ring Of Honor and TNA over the past year. Both men are known for their incredibly hard-hitting styles and their ability to absorb as much punishment as they dish out. This wrestling fan’s dream match is sure to be a war of attrition that should not be missed.
1PW officials have also found a way to settle the score between TRACY SMOTHERS and THE BLUE MEANIE. As fans will recall, Smothers took issue with Meanie’s series of appearances on WWE Smackdown after Smothers had to save Meanie from a blindside attack by JBL at the ECW One Night Stand PPV. Smothers called Meanie a “sell-out” and a “traitor” and decided to finish what JBL had started and kick Meanie’s butt himself.
At 1PW’s A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE event, Smothers used a chain wrapped around his fist to get a tainted victory over Meanie. Then later in the evening, when Smothers tried to help AWA World champion STEVE CORINO in his match against AL SNOW, it was Meanie who came to ringside to help his old “J.O.B. Squad” partner and stop the double-team.
Well now it’s The Blue Meanie’s turn to issue a challenge. “Smothers! Obviously, people need to watch their backs around you, so I’ve got Al Snow to watch mine. You can ask Steve Corino, Steve Armstrong, Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac, Big Mac the Burger Cop from McDonald’s or Old MacDonald and his whole damn farm but you go get yourself a tag partner and you meet us in Doncaster.”
Smothers answered this challenge quickly and told us his partner wouldn’t be a “Steve” at all. With Corino busy in the 1PW title tournament, Smothers is bringing his regular tag partner of the last 3 years, “Confederate Currency” CHRIS HAMRICK, to 1PW. Together as SOUTHERN COMFORT, Hamrick and Smothers have blazed a trail throughout the American indy wrestling scene, destroying opponents and winning titles like the IWA-Mid South and IWC tag team belts. The J.O.B. Squad reunites to face off against Southern Comfort on two
consecutives nights with matches against one another on both Friday and Saturday night, January 6th and 7th. And 1PW Officials have promised to add something special to the mix for Saturday night’s match that is gauranteed to please the fans in attendance. Stay tuned to next week’s 1PW Newsline for more details.
And now for the announcement that 1PW wanted to avoid. Regular readers of 1PW’s website, www.1p-w.com, know that a certain American wrestling star has been trying to force his way onto January’s shows and into the 1PW title tournament. Inundated with legal paperwork, lawyers’ phonecalls and threats of litigation, 1PW has relented and has signed the current NWA World Heavyweight champion JEFF JARRETT to appear at NO TURNING BACK.
But 1PW says they won’t make it any easier on Jarrett once he arrives as he will have to play by 1PW’s rules in the ring, just as 1PW had to play Jarrett’s legal game.
The 1PW Board of Directors has announced Jarrett will indeed be in action on both January 6 & 7…but are refusing to tell Jarrett or anyone else exactly who Jarrett’s opponents are, or what special stipulations, if any, will be added to the proceedings. Jeff has no way to prepare and no way to try to formulate one of the many back-up plans he’s so used to having. Jarrett will have his work cut out for him, but if he can make it through “No Turning Back” weekend with his hand raised in victory, everyone will truly know he earned his right to compete in the 1PW Title Tournament.
Log on to www.1p-w.com right now to read the official statement from the 1PW Board of Directors concerning Jeff Jarrett.
Also officially added to the line-up are ROH star “The Notorious 187” HOMICIDE and two of the best in TNA’s X Division, “Prime Time” ELIX SKIPPER and the master of the Canadian Destroyer, PETEY WILLIAMS! Matches featuring these and so many other 1PW superstars will continue to be announced in the coming weeks!
1PW No Turning Back tickets ( for both Friday Jan 6th and Saturday Jan 7th ) are on sale now, and available from the Doncaster Dome Box Office on 0800 801 572, or via the 1PW Ticket Line on 0870 224 2992 , or available to purchase securely online via www.1upgames.co.uk
Premium 1st Row Ringside seats – £ 80.00
Premium 2nd and 3rd Row Ringside seats – £ 60.00
Ringside 4th, 5th and 6th Row Ringside seats – £ 30.00
Lower Tier Arena seats – £ 20.00
Upper Tier Balcony seats – £ 15.00
Fan Slam Tickets – £7.00
Premium Ticket Holders will be allowed access into the arena one hour early at 5pm, to see an exclusive pre show taping, and for picture and autograph opportunities with the 1PW Stars.
In addition to this, a variety of sponsorship and sky box packages are available. Please call the 1PW Ticket Line for information on 0870 224 2992. When configures for wrestling the Dome holds just over 1,600 people, and due to it’s size and shape, is a very intimate venue for wrestling, as we are sure you will agree, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
Visit the Online home of 1PW www.1p-w.com , for all the latest news on 1PW and No Turning Back weekend. Also on the site is a media section, with a wonderful collection of photos from a Cruel Twist of Fate, along with our wonderful 1PW Forums; the best place to discuss 1PW online with other fans.
PRE-ORDER NEW 1PW DVDs TODAY: A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE and STEVE CORINO SHOOT
The 1PW DVD Label launches with two explosive and entertaining titles:
1PW’s inaugural event, A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE, comes to DVD in an exciting two disc set that includes the entire supershow plus highlights of the hilarious Q&A sessions with the 1PW roster and much, much more. Thrill to the hardcore action as RAVEN takes on SANDMAN only to be attacked by “The Innovator of Violence” himself, TOMMY DREAMER. STEVE CORINO defends his AWA World title against AL SNOW. Experience the strong-style brutality when LOW-KI faces off against Britain’s own ICEMAN. And in the evening’s stellar main event, “The Monster” ABYSS and “The Phenomenal One” AJ STYLES go one-on-one with personal glory on the line.
The event also includes Jerry Lynn and Chris Sabin vs Jonny Storm and Jody
Fleisch in a high flying International Tag Chalenge, D-Lo Brown vs Sterling James Keenan, The Blue Meanie vs Tracy Smothers, Doug Williams vs Austin Aries, 6-man British Cruiserweight
action and even more!
Also available for pre-sale is the first in 1PW’s Interrogation Series, an exciting new line of shoot interviews with members of the 1PW roster. The series, hosted by 1PW color commentator Anthony Kingdom James, starts off on a high note with a full three-hour interview with current AWA World Heavyweight champion STEVE CORINO, which was taped in Doncaster the night before A Cruel Twist of Fate. Join the “King of Old School” as he discusses his beginnings in Canada and his childhood move to the US, how he became involved in professional wrestling and his time with ECW, life in Japan after ECW folded and the resurgence of the AWA title.
Corino dispels myths and rumors that have never been addressed before and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER reveals a secret about his career that he has kept for a full decade! The DVD also includes highlights of his AWA title defense from ACTOF vs AL SNOW and, as a special bonus, the full video of his recent title defense against CHRIS HAMRICK which features color commentary by the champion’s 8 year old son, COLBY CORINO and AJ STYLES.
Both DVDs are available for pre-sale today at www.1upgames.co.uk, or via the 1 UP Games Hotline on 0870 2242992. These DVD’s will also be available to purchase in the Unites States via ROH, and Replica Wrestling Belts.
Brilliant additions to your wrestling DVD library and superb gifts for the wrestling fan in your life. Order Today!