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G-RAVER DEBUTS AUGUST 16TH... AGAINST GORY?!
July 30th, 2014

Saturday August 16th, 2014 at the PWX Wrestleplex in McKeesport, PA will see the long-awaited PWX debut of G-RAVER! G-Raver has competed all around the tri-state area, capturing championship gold and enthralling audiences in his wake. He is a member of the stable Generation Dead in many promotions, with his tag team partner, PWX Heavyweight Champion Gory. However, on August 16th, his opponent in his PWX debut will be... GORY?! Marcus Mann has seemingly recruited G-Raver to take out his own tag team partner, Gory! But why? What are Marcus' motivations here? After his rant about loyalty to PWX being overlooked at our last live event, one can only guess...

 
 
TANNER & DOE VS. GORY & HENTAI READY TO BLOW UP!
July 16th, 2014
On Saturday, July26th at The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport 15132) with a 7:30pm belltime, the main event pits Tanner Reynolds and Shirley Doe against Super Hentai and PWX Heavyweight Champion Gory!

At the end of the last live event, bodies lay everywhere after Gory took out Tanner Reynolds, spit mist into Super Hentai's eyes by accident(??), and then was taken out by the sadistic Shirley Doe.

Doe proclaimed it was time for Hentai to join him, but why? Hentai and Doe's relationship dates back over 15 years since the days of the infamous Hellfire Club. The two men have teamed and feuded over the course of the past decade and a half and have even trained the current PWX Heavyweight Champion Gory together. But what does this past have to due with the current situation?

Gory now finds himself being attacked from all sides with the added pressure of both of his teachers involvement. Has the student surpassed the teachers? The PWX Heavyweight Championship belt around Gory's waist may very well answer that question. But, can Gory dig down deep enough to retain that title over the course of time after the hell he walked through against Jack Pollock?

Tanner Reynolds made a huge statement several weeks ago when he launched a brutal attack on the champion Gory. Tanner left Gory beaten badly and proved that he was indeed a serious threat to the PWX Heavyweight Championship.

Now, Tanner Reynolds and his unlikely partner Shirley Doe will face off against teacher and student Super Hentai and Gory. Can Tanner/Doe come together as a team? Will Gory and Hentai co-exist after what transpired at the last live event? One thing is for sure..... This match will explode right before ours eyes on Saturday, July 26th at Summer Scorcher!!

Check out www.pwxtv.com for all the latest and Join The Revolution as Revolution TV is on the air!! Big Brother is watching.....


THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE'S "BLUE CHIP SEARCH"
July 15th, 2014
This message and poster image were sent to PWX's web staff by members of The Golden Triangle: Dean Radford, Dylan Bostic, and Slice.



"Members of the Golden Triangle have purchased tickets for one of PWX's VIP boxes for Saturday July 26th as the self-proclaimed "outlaws of wrestling" will conduct their own search to add new "blue chip, five-star, five tool, future franchise, young lion, diamond in the rough, golden studs." Scouted participants shall be given immediate feedback and grades on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being future dead weight and 10 being golden! Golden Triangle fans are encouraged to participate. The Golden Triangle: Our Way or Walk Out!"
HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING PWX REVOLUTION FREE ONLINE?
May 6th, 2014
PWX's hit TV show Revolution hit the internet several months ago. Since then, the episodes have been viewed thousands of times in over 31 countries. Have you been watching?

This week's episode dropped over the weekend, and features The Headless Horsemen of Gory & Matt Conard taking on Payton Graham & his hand-picked partner Ganon Jones, Jr.! Plus, an impromptu title match sees PWX Heavyweight Champion Jack Pollock defending against former champion Ryan Reign!

Check it out below, and keep up with it every week here on PWXtv.com!


 
COMING SOON: PWX'S FURY 6 DIVISION!
May 6th, 2014



In the spirit of the Contenders series and the Best In Pittsburgh competition, coming soon to Pro Wrestling eXpress is the new Fury 6 division!

Every competitor's resolve, heart, endurance, and skill will be put to the ultimate test! This will be a division that will feature the most gueling match around, and will be seen in its own format only at PWX! Winning is just the beginning! Who has what it takes to dominate the Fury 6?
 
Stay tuned for more information!
 
WATCH PWX REVOLUTION TV FREE ONLINE!
March 25th, 2014
Haven't Been able to see the new PWX Revolution TV Show airing on WBGN on Verizon Fios?

No Problem. PWX will be posting the weekly show on Facebook, Twitter, and right here on our website at PWXTV.com.  Plus the show will be for sale on DVD very soon!

No Privacy. Big Brother is watching! Welcome to the Revolution!

Click HERE for the Revolution TV page, or watch the first episode below!


 
"BETWEEN THE ROPES" BY MIKE CHARLES: REALITY CHECK
March 20th, 2014
** Please note that the views of the column 'Between The Ropes' are not necessarily those of Pro Wrestling express and it's counterparts. 'Between The Ropes' is a column of opinion and observation **

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. This philosophy has worked in every major sport, especially professional wrestling. Three wrestlers, who feel underutilized and disrespected, have decided to adopt this philosophy as well. The trio has formed together to compose an open letter to their home promotion stating their grievances as well as issuing 3 demands that need to be met or they will take their marketable services elsewhere.

Less than 24 hours later, the trio shows up on the promotion's live event and airs their dirty laundry in the middle of the ring as well as their demands. They state that since their demands have not been met, they quit. The 3 wrestlers then walk out the front door, never to return. Or do they? Shortly after walking out, the trio stage a social media blitz that garners a ton of responses. They then proclaim that they will protest at the promotion's next live event.

At the next live event, the trio is true to their word. They arrive and sit in the crowd as they hold up their protest signs. Surprisingly, the crowd chants their name throughout the early portion of the event. Finally, the 3 wrestlers step over the barrier and into the ring to a thunderous applause. They proceed to get into a physical altercation, throw out another demand, and ultimately quit.....again, walking out the front door.

Minutes later, another social media blitz occurs with the responses overwhelming in support. So much so that there are more responses for the 3 wrestlers than any other item on the local wrestling scene. The promotion even states that one of the trio's demands will be met.

Meet The Golden Triangle... the brash Deion Cruize, outspoken Hayden Ferra, and the self-proclaimed 'misunderstood' Slice. The Golden Triangle has taken Pro Wrestling eXpress by storm, achieving the kind of reaction in just 4 weeks that some others before them only thought they had in their minds. It is quite the mind puzzler. Over the past 6 months, members of The Golden Triangle are a combined 2-15. One could take a quick glance and say that these three men have not produced when given the chance, But a deeper look shows that if each of the three men had wrestled on the previous 12 events, that would account for 36 total matches. That means that members of The Golden Triangle have only had the chance to wrestle on less than half of the live events. Maybe there is credence to their claims of being underutilized. After all where there is smoke, there is fire right? Perhaps. Perhaps not.

How and why have The Golden Triangle risen so fast in crowd reaction? The conventional school of thought is that these three men have taken the taboo subject of backstage business and brought it to the forefront on live events in front of the paying audience. It has been often stated over the years that if someone took all of the locker room drama and used it in front of a live crowd, it would be red hot. The Golden Triangle has apparently proven that to be true. These three men hold nothing back. They have said and done anything they like, uncensored and unfiltered. Don't talk about paydays? They have named their price to everyone and anyone. Don't air dirty backstage laundry? They have excelled in doing just that. Don't let the fans in? They have embraced the fan movement.

Just think, these guys are just getting started! There is still a good amount of material they can use from years past of backstage controversy, surprisingly created by a just small percentage of people. Plus, if they ever need an idea, they can just go to their local wrestling message board where the supply never ends. However, just how far is The Golden Triangle willing to go? Is there anything that they will not bring to a live event? It is interesting to note that two of these three men graduated from the PWX Wrestling Academy. The third was disenchanted with the school he was in and, thus, made the move to put the finishing touches on his training at the PWX Wrestling Academy as well. As I stated in a previous article, the Academy has breathed new life into PWX and now there are three more wrestlers who have struck a cord with the PWX World. Perhaps watching Ganon Jones Jr., Cassidy Stone, and Toryn Flight enjoy varying degrees of success coming out of the Academy forced The Golden Triangle's hand into controversy. After all controversy sells right? Now they have everyone asking just what are they going to do next?

In another previous article, I discussed the entitled wrestler who would push his own agenda to create problems on his way out. The Golden Triangle seems to be mocking that very entitlement as they quit only to return with even more outrageousness. Now can The Golden Triangle avoid the same pitfalls that have entrapped the same select entitled wrestlers before them? Those select veterans who are always saying they have big news coming but ultimately just cant believe they haven't received that call for bigger and better things and find themselves falling into the 'big fish in a small pond mentality'. I see a fundamental difference between The Golden Triangle and the above listed. The Golden Triangle are young, hungry wrestlers who are just trying to make a name for themselves. They want to achieve that level of notoriety and are not afraid to give full disclosure to everyone....live audiences included. They don't claim to tell it like it is. They actually do tell it like it is. At least so far.....

In the end, The Golden Triangle embodies that extension of realism that has people wondering if what they are saying and doing is all an act or real. The ability to blur the lines of reality has The Golden Triangle riding the gravy train of success. And once again..... they are just getting started.
 
RYAN REIGN VS. SETH ALLEN NEXT SATURDAY!
March 20th, 2014



On Saturday, March 29th at The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport 15132) with a 7:30pm belltime, PWX will present one of it's more intriguing matchups in Ryan Reign v Seth Allen.

At the last live event, Reign appeared ready to capture the PWX Heavyweight Title in his title match against Jack Pollock, but Seth Allen's new manager Krystal Frost interjected herself into the match and ultimately cost Reign the title. But why?

Before the event even began, Seth Allen was escorted out of the building after several verbal and physical altercations in the locker room area. As a result, Allen was unable to fulfill his promise of not allowing anyone other than himself to wrestle for the PWX Heavyweight Title. That is where Krystal Frost came in. She made sure Ryan Reign didn't win the title when the #1 contender was thrown out of the building.

The pairing of Seth Allen and Krystal Frost is interesting to say the least. Allen is the only man to have defeated champion Jack Pollock in the past 6+ months, while Krystal Frost managed the PWX Heavyweight Champion as recent as November. Frost is the undisputed queen of PWX and knows what it takes to climb to the top of the PWX World. Meanwhile, Seth Allen has catapulted his way up the rankings in very short order. He arrived in the fall of last year proclaiming he was going to win the PWX Heavyweight Title and is now in a position to do just that.

However, Ryan Reign is without a doubt one of the best wrestlers in the entire area and is a former PWX Heavyweight Champion. Reign knows exactly what needs to be done in order to become champion once again. Only this time, he has the full support of the PWX fans. Ryan Reign has hit a roadblock on his way to trying to become a two time heavyweight champion in Seth Allen and Krystal Frost and now they have made it personal.

Can Reign finally shut Allen up? Or, will Allen and his new alliance with the devious Krystal Frost have Reign's number? The winner of this one has to be the first in line for a shot at either Jack Pollock or Gory as Burgh Brawl draws near.....
 
GORY V JACK POLLOCK IS SIGNED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH!
March 3rd, 2014



On Saturday, March 29th at The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport 15132) with a 7:30pm belltime, the match months in the making will finally take place as challenger Gory will face champion Jack Pollock.

In August of 2013, at the Sean 'Shocker' Evans Memorial Tournament Chris Taylor defeated the still popular Jack Pollock in the finals of the tournament to win the PWX Heavyweight Title. The odds were stacked against Jack and Taylor took full advantage to sneak away the title.

However, Taylor's celebration was short lived as his mouth led him into an impromptu match against Gory. Gory made short work of Taylor and appeared to win the PWX Heavyweight Title. The next live event reared politics into the scenario and Taylor was awarded the title back by Legion(who was running the promotion at the time. A group Taylor was a member of), even striking Gory's title win from the record books.

Jack Pollock would ultimately receive his rematch for the title at the PWX 19th Anniversary Show. Jack would win the tile back from Chris Taylor that night, but would turn his back on his friends and fans in the PWX World just several weeks later.

Gory never did receive his match for the PWX Heavyweight Title. He forced his way into a match after the main event of an event in January, but the match was a no contest and never really a true title shot. Meanwhile, Jack has redefined what a targeted champion is supposed to do as he has taken the fight to everyone in PWX, taking people's heads off with his big boot to the face at any given time. In addition, he has defended the title 6 times in the past 3 events, easily making the PWX Heavyweight Title the most defended in the area.

Now, after months of back and forth banter and attacks by both Jack and Gory, the match is signed, sealed and will be delivered to the PWX World on Saturday, March 29th! This will be a war for the ages as these two men could not be further apart in the eyes of the PWX faithful with Gory being the most popular in the promotion and Jack being completely despised.

Can Gory bring home the PWX Heavyweight Championship and, as a result, win his first heavyweight title ever in the tri-state area? Or, will Jack Pollock continue with his death grip on the title? Will Ryan Reign and/or Seth Allen figure into the match? What impact will Marcus Mann and Morgan have in the corner for Jack? Can this match already be an early contender for Match of the Year in 2014?

Come to The Wrestleplex on Saturday, March 29th to witness the answers to all of these questions and more!
 
STRYDER AND PATRICK HAYES RETURN TO PRO WRESTLING EXPRESS!!
March 3rd, 2014
On a night that is was rumored a surprise was in the building, it turned out to be 2 huge surprises as two former PWX Heavyweight Champions made their returns home to PWX!

Stryder has not been seen in a PWX ring since Burgh Brawl in April 2013 as a severe injury cost him the previous 10 months. But on Saturday, March 1st at The Wrestleplex, Stryder made an immediate impact by stepping into the ring with a shocked PWX Three Rivers Champion Tanner Reynolds. The crowd went nuts as Stryder entered the arena and didn't stay seated until Tanner walked out of the title match taking a countout loss. Stryder stood in the ring victorious in his return.

However, Tanner wasn't about to be outdone. Tanner truly believes it is his time to be the main attraction and it didn't sit too well with him he was shown up by a former champion. So, Tanner made sure Stryder was not about to gain a rematch for his title as he went to ringside during the Battle Royal for a shot at the Three Rivers Title and helped eliminate Stryder from the competition. Is Tanner that jealous of Stryder? Can Stryder take his place back among the PWX elite in short order?

The other surprise of the night saw the return of former PWX Heavyweight Champion Patrick Hayes to PWX. Hayes has not been seen in PWX even longer than Stryder and was one of the figures instrumental in establishing the new Wrestleplex as the place to see the top wrestling action around. Hayes made his return after a call from Quinn Magnum as the two men set out to destroy the newly formed, and controversial, faction The Golden Triangle. It was a chaotic scene as chairs, signs, outside the ring action, chokeslams, blood, and Frogsplashs could seen in a 5 minute time frame. Fans chanted 'Welcome Back' to Hayes as he received a standing ovation on a triumph return. Magnum has indicated that Patrick Hayes has signed to compete in PWX on a fulltime basis once again. How long till Patrick Hayes leaves everyone Hazed and Confused?

PWX returns to The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport, 15132) on Saturday, March 29th with a 7:30pm belltime! Check out www.pwxtv.com for all the latest info.
 
"BETWEEN THE ROPES" BY MIKE CHARLES: PWX APOCALYPSE?!?!
February 24th, 2014
  **Please note that the views of the column 'Between The Ropes' are not necessarily those of Pro Wrestling eXpress and it's counterparts. 'Between The Ropes' is a column of opinion and observation**

 It appears I have caused a bit of a stir. Actually, it has blown up in my face! I just did not think that others had such power to bring an organization to it's very knees, but it has happened! People have responded with such conviction and their powerful message of writing has been so passionate they have even forgotten to take the credit for leading the movement by attaching their name to their stellar work. However, it does not matter, the movement is steamrolling PWX over! Open letters of disenchanted current wrestlers and personnel in PWX have been issued. Veterans have turned in their retirement papers. PWX student graduates have walked out and started their own promotion. The carloads of talent have set up road blocks on the turnpikes and highways to stop any further talent from working for PWX. Every other promotion in the area have begun their own local television programs rendering PWX's little show obsolete. Hotdog companies have even blackballed PWX. And, it has even come out that a truly trustworthy and honest former PWX wrestler has revealed that he made three times the money per appearance than any of the other vested veterans who were supposed to be the core of the promotion resulting in another huge defection. As a result, PWX has announced that it will be closing it's doors in 6 months. It is an end of a local era........

Umm, yea right....

Though the part about a wrestler CLAIMING to another that he made three times the money of any other in PWX did happen, it was a lie to persuade a wrestler to walk away. So much for being trustworthy.

In reality, the PWX roster is intact and flourishing. Jack Pollock has redefined the role of a hated heavyweight champion by removing the bulleyes from his back and placing it on everyone else's. His attacks have made him feared and the result has been pure hatred by the PWX faithful. Ryan Reign is loved by fans only in PWX as he has taken his game to a whole new level and could be just a step away from the highest of levels in wrestling. Gory leaves no person sitting when he enters The Wrestleplex as he is the most popular wrestler in PWX. Seth Allen has catapulted to the top of the promotion showing that there isn't anything he cant do well. Bobby Beverly has made the TV Title a hot commodity as his in ring work has been stellar. Tanner Reynolds has brought a total unpredictability to the promotion as his obnoxious behavior has allowed him to make a true impact in PWX. Matt Justice brings size, skill, and intensity to PWX and has become immensely popular. Brandon K is still the man by which all others are measured, no matter what some believe themselves to be. Chris LeRusso is poised for a true breakout year in 2014 as he has been one of the most consistently solid wrestlers in PWX. Ganon Jones Jr is a true blue chip prospect and already has become the new monster in PWX replacing Shane Taylor in that role and those were some big shoes to fill. Cassidy Stone brings an entirely new level of cocky to an already rapidly developing skill set. Another blue chipper here too. Super Hentai has proven he still can go with the best of them making a great addition to the PWX roster. Dean Radford has brought the big man status back to PWX with devastating effectiveness. JR Mega has shown that he can stand toe to toe with anyone in the ring over the last year. His pairing with BC Steele has become very popular in the promotion. Ethan Wright has been a huge addition to PWX and is ready to become a cornerstone here. Love the ladies man persona. Alex Matthews is the ultimate underdog who has showcased a ring presence far beyond his limited time in pro wrestling. The Beast, Shirley Doe, & Crusher Hansen have reinvigorated what was a dormant tag team division. The Fan Guy works as hard as if not harder than anyone to overcome his deficiencies becoming popular with the PWX fans. Maxx Daniels and Crusher Hansen as The Enforcing Officials are truly an entertaining tag team. You have to see them live for yourself. Matt Conard has champion written all over him. He brings the level of competition up in every aspect when he steps into the ring. Toryn Flight brings the high flying role back to PWX as he has shown no regard for his own safety. Yet another blue chip prospect here. Jason Cage has the skill set and determination to match anyone and is proven veteran of PWX. The Golden Triangle (Deion Cruize, Hayden Ferra, & Slice) have just formed, but already are making waves by taking out of the ring material and using it in their own agenda. Joey Vincent Martini has debuted to extremely positive reviews bringing another powerful big man to the roster. Tony Johnson has returned to chants of welcome back and will be a nice addition to PWX (Wait I thought everyone was leaving?). Payton Graham has shown superiority in tag teams and now appears ready to take singles by storm. At 6'3 and 270lbs, he has the size to succeed. Maxwell Chase has shown phenomenal skills on the microphone being able to make PWX fans truly detest him. Rickey Shane Page and Nickie Valentino are both huge additions to any wrestling card when they appear in PWX as well. Finally, lets give Scottie Gash credit where credit is due. He was a true franchise piece for years at PWX and his efforts are truly appreciated by all in PWX.

Wow! I guess I am capable of writing positive stuff after all. Contrary to what some will do or say, the PWX roster is full with a lot of talented wrestlers, some of which are the best in the entire area.
 
"BETWEEN THE ROPES" BY MIKE CHARLES: AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED??
February 3rd, 2014
 **Please note that the views of the column 'Between The Ropes' are not necessarily those of Pro Wrestling eXpress and it's counterparts. 'Between The Ropes' is a column of opinion and observation**

 Having been in many locker rooms over the years, there has almost always been one common denominator.... A superstar in his own mind. This individual is typically the loudest person in the locker room and normally surrounds himself with a few yes men. I'm sure you have seen it firsthand or can easily imagine it. A marginal wrestler with an ok, but usually rip off, look thumping his chest about what he is going to do in the business of professional wrestling, all the while having a couple of guys standing right beside him nodding in approval of this alleged soon-to-be superstar. It is kind of like the pretty girl surrounding herself with less attractive girls to make herself appear that much better. Come to think of it, that is EXACTLY what it is.

The best part is when it comes time to produce. I remember one person in particular that would boast how he was going to be signed any day now. He then was called in to perform in front of the camera. A chance to showcase your oratory skills and make everyone watching believe you are an interesting character that truly is the next big thing. What came out over the course of the next 60 seconds was nothing short of pathetic. Monotone delivery. Deer in the headlights look. Robotic movement. Complete Failure. This would go on another three tries until finally, mercifully, he was told the last one would suffice.

Later that same night in front of the live crowd, the music hits and out comes said superstar. On this night, the superstar was the third best man in the ring behind his opponent and the referee. Same four moves are performed as every other match, two of which are practically the same moves as the person whose look he has ripped off. Overall, a true superstar performance that had 32 people get in line for the concession stand.

Back in the locker room, a broad smile is across the superstar's face as he marvels at the fine match. He even compliments his opponent to the yes men and anyone else unfortunate enough to share the same locker room. He says something to the effect of man he was tough and very good. He should of been signed already. He gave me a run for my money. The funny thing is, the yes men are normally a better complete package of a wrestler. They just don't have a clue on how to think for themselves.

There is a very tough question that needs to be asked. Is the superstar worth the headache? There a times that these future legends of the business are popular or hated by the live audience, but typically it is short lived. The mystique wears off quickly. The one trick pony's act becomes boring . The above description of the superstar was after he had been in the promotion for about 6 months. That is a normal timespan for the crowd to be into these superstars. Then it becomes, 'Not him again! I have seen this same old song and dance enough'.

The blame game is then played. It is the way the promotion is marketing the superstar. Or, it is the matches they are placed in. Or, the fact that they are not afforded the chance to do their thing. Whatever that may be. Complaining openly is the next trick. This is an attempt to sway others in the locker room to their side trying to create division from within. Then, it is time to make waves. This is usually done by doing the one thing that is asked not to do in front of a live crowd and doing it four or five times to make it appear like they are 'challenging authority' or creating a rebellion. Finally, it is all about talking down the overall product. This is dumb. This guy cant draw. They are screwing up by not putting me in there. This wrestler is terrible. Blah, Blah, Blah.

The superstar eventually leaves the promotion one way or another whether it is no showing, getting fired, mutual parting of the ways, or thumping their chest on the way out. He arrives in the next promotion minutes down the road. He is a superstar once again! And the entire, long, painful process begins again. To these guys, they are creating their own territory system that has been dead for over two decades now. Show up here. Milk it for all it's worth. Cause problems virtually the entire time. Exit to the next town. Aahh, The good old days.

How do you deal with these superstars that are going to be signed any day now? My opinion is let them be someone else's problem child. There isn't any need for them to be here. Let the superstars assemble in the one place that will still use them and watch Rome burn in short order. Sure, it may be tempting to use them as they are true salesmen of themselves. After all, Florida is calling.....any.......day.......now.
   
"BETWEEN THE ROPES" BY MIKE CHARLES: THE NEW GENERATION
January 27th, 2014
**Please note that the views of the column 'Between The Ropes' are not necessarily those of Pro Wrestling eXpress and it's counterparts. 'Between The Ropes' is a column of opinion and observation**

For over 19 years Pro Wrestling eXpress has excited its fans with action from all styles and characters from all walks of life. I, myself, was around in the PWX heyday, writing my thoughts and opinions on the independent standout promotion. Sometimes I ruffled some people's feathers and there were even times when I was threatened to stop what I was saying. The last time 'Between The Ropes', in any form, was seen was over 5 years ago. I still followed PWX throughout the previous five years, but now feel the need to once again to state the goings on at PWX.

A big reason PWX was so successful years ago was that the promotion did not hesitate to invest greatly in it's young talent. the large majority of PWX top draws were trained in the PWX Academy and it proved to be a true life source for the organization. That talent worked together to strive forward and make PWX a true force in Pittsburgh and beyond. Now, there were plenty of times wrestlers didn't get along and backstabbing did indeed take place. It wasn't this vision of Pittsburgh Camelot some would have you believe in their rose tinted glasses. However, at the end of the day, the live events were where it all mattered and the wrestlers and personnel delivered when it counted.

Over the years, the PWX Academy ceased to exist or, worse even, didn't produce any notable talent that could help carry the promotion. The mid to late 2000's saw a total collapse of the life source, the PWX Academy. AS a result, PWX was forced to turn to outside talent that were trained at, or received their starts in, other promotions both locally and in the tri state area. This saw a rapid turnover of wrestlers for varying reasons. Some just used PWX as a way to bargain a better deal elsewhere. Some over valued their talent level resulting in major headaches. Some mailed it in when they didn't get their way. Some just outright lied their way right out of the promotion. No matter the reason, very few local stars were created. Of course there were a few exceptions, some of which are main event level wrestlers in PWX now.

Another problem resulted from this dire situation. The main eventers of yesteryear became older and less effective. A precious few aged with grace, but many others were held onto by the desperate promotion or themselves tried to hold onto their top spots for far too long. Staleness kicked in as some felt as though they could just simply walk through the door and be placed in a top spot to showcase their 'talents'.

A much needed move to the new Wrestleplex and their own venue in late 2011 meant that everything would come to a head. The PWX Academy was reopened with what would become two classes with two sets of instructors. Behind the scenes, it became apparent that many people would not be around too much longer. A brighter future with a new life source had begun. No matter how much kicking, screaming, sabotaging, attitude, entitlement, or games that were attempted was not going to save people. It began in earnest, but progressed into a full fledged purge. Some were told to leave. Some were given final chances. Some were told they were not main event level any longer. Some were pushed aside. Some left on their own accord. Some even were let go only to say that they left on their accord. There was certainly backlash. Outright lies were told to try and make others leave. Social media was used to try and manipulate or whine about their status.

PWX was not, itself, without blame. Could things have been handled with more tact? Sure. Did some situations linger too long? Sure. But at the end of the day, PWX accomplished what it set out to do. Re-invent itself.

Fast forward to today. A core group from 2011 was kept. Over 75% of the roster has been over hauled. The very few standouts from the mid to late 2000's are still on the roster. Actually the number is around 3. The number is about the same in regards to main eventers from yesteryear. Critics like to point out that PWX is all washed up wrestlers. Looking a the current roster, that couldn't be further from the truth. Yes some PWX wrestlers from years past appear from time to time, but only Brandon K, Shirley Doe, The Beast, and Crusher Hansen appear in PWX on a consistent basis. Shirley Doe, The Beast, and Crusher Hansen are all in tag teams. That leaves Brandon K as the only singles wrestler left from the heyday. Not quite a roster full is it? Now Super Hentai and his recent return could be argued as another from yesteryear. However, he has not appeared in PWX for over a decade thus he is seen by a whole new audience. Plus, have you actually seen him wrestle in PWX? The man can still go and looks to be rejuvenated since he has been given relevance again. (Editors Note: Scottie Gash would qualify here, but has wrestled his last fulltime match in PWX before moving out of state)

The PWX Academy has debuted 10 graduates live events since 2012-2013, with many just in recent months. Only one has been let go for reasons I am not sure about. Several have the promise to be the new main eventers in PWX for years to come. The Academy still has more in training that will make their debuts in 2014. One of them has true standout status and buzz already. The life source is indeed back.

New outside talent has been brought in by carloads, almost all of which have made an impact in today's PWX. Even more are set to debut soon. Looks, characters, in ring ability, and lockeroom demeanor have all been emphasized when utilizing new talent. The overall common goal for live events has returned. Take a look at the live events since the 19th Anniversary Event in early November. I am hard pressed to find any truly lackluster match. Sure some are better than others, but no longer are there 3-4 matches on a card that you know are not going to be good at all because of people mailing it in. not caring, or out right sucking.

Finally, there is certainly the core that has been identified and used in the highest of manners. Some would be surprised who is considered a part of that core. Others not so much as they are evident. But the point is, there is a entire new feel to PWX these days. So much so that someone that was considered, possibly, as a core part of the promotion could be lost and they be replaced by other up and coming talent in a heart beat.

This is not your fathers Pro Wrestling eXpress. This is a new group of handpicked and trained wrestlers providing PWX with it's best roster in many, many years.
 
NEW TALENT CONTINUES TO POUR INTO PWX!
January 27th, 2014
Over the course of the past few months in Pro Wrestling eXpress, the arrivals of Seth Allen, Ethan Wright, Matt Conard coupled, with the returns of Super Hentai, Tanner Reynolds, and Ryan Reign have showcased live events that had seen the earlier arrival, just months previously, of Matthew Justice, Nickie Valentino, and current PWX TV Champion Bobby Beverly.

Just that influx of talent would be enough to reshape an entire promotion's roster, but now the arrival of promising rookies Alex Matthews and Hayden Ferra along with a new generation of students graduating from the PWX Academy has ushered in a youth movement as well. Graduates such as Ganon Jones Jr., Cassidy Stone, The Fan Guy, Toryn Flight, Maxwell Chase, Deion Cruize, and 1/2 of The Enforcing Officials Maxx Daniels have all made their debuts in PWX making their impacts felt at varying levels.

At our last live event, PWX saw the return of Josh Emmanuel, formerly known in PWX as Kano. Emmanuel aligned himself with Jason Cage, as the new duo attacked the current PWX Tag Team Champions Dean Radford and The Beast.

Now, PWX has learned that another gifted wrestler will be making his PWX debut at the Saturday, February 15th live event at The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport 15132) with a 7:30pm belltime. Touted by some familiar with his work as the hottest prospect from the state of Ohio, Joey Vincent Martini will be live in The Wrestleplex on February 15th. Martini is a physical specimen with a unique look. Rumor has it that he has been brought in by none other than BC Steele himself. Martini is someone who could walk in and be yet another newcomer to make a huge impact in Pro Wrestling eXpress! It all happens on Saturday, February 15th!
 
FUTURES CUP FINALS!!
January 27th, 2014
On Saturday, February 15th at The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport 15132) with a 7:30pm belltime, the 3rd Annual FUTURES Cup Tournament comes to a conclusion as finalists Cassidy Stone faces off against Ale...x Matthews.

The final match has been reached after 3 months of the young lions waging war against one another. After witnessing the tournament in it's entirety thus far, the future is indeed bright for Pro Wrestling eXpress.

However, the two men that have lasted the longest in the tournament will both be gunning to win the FUTURES Cup that has been on display throughout the tourney. One man will walk away holding the cup up high in victory. The other will only have the consolation that they are on their way up the ladder of contention after an impressive showing.

Alex Matthews is the epitome of the underdog. The young man has showed that he will never stay down and will fight to the end. He has captured the fan's attention as he has become a popular figure in recent weeks in PWX. Matthews has shown an ability to wrestle a fast paced, acrobatic style of match and an uncanny ability to absorb punishment and keep coming back for more. He will need to put all of those skills on display as he goes into the ring against the red hot Cassidy Stone.

Cassidy Stone has shown that he is capable of backing up every bit of his bold proclamations as he has mowed down the competition placed in front of him the entire tournament. Cassidy wrestles a slower, more deliberate style attempting to inflict as much punishment as possible while humiliating his opponents. That is just what he will try and do to Alex. Now can the cocky Stone finish the job and claim victory in the FUTURES Cup?


 
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE PLEX!
January 27th, 2014
For all you that have inquired about having your child's birthday party at a PWX show, here is the information (for now -- until the party room is completed):

$10.00 per child (this includes admission for the child to the show in a reserved section of seating for the party people).

Also included is one can of pop and one hot dog or order of nachos per child.

A gift will be presented to the birthday child at intermission in the ring by a PWX wrestler.

Also, each child from the party will be given a complimentary ticket for free admission to the next PWX show.

Any adult that attends the party will be charged $10.00 for their admission to the show (Does not include any food items, just admission to the show -- this is a $2.00 savings on each general admission ticket!) The adults will be seated with the children in the reserved section.
 
A MESSAGE FROM JACK POLLOCK TO PWX AND ITS WORLD
January 19th, 2014
PWX Heavyweight Champion Jack Pollock posted the following to social media following the PWX "Genesis" live event on January 18th:

"I promised chaos... I brought chaos. Last night I showed Pwx Pittsburgh and the fans who the best wrestler is in PWX today.

Like me, love me, or hate me but I am your PWX Heavyweight Champion. I took out your heroes and I took out your villains. No one tells me what to do and no one can stop me.

See you on February 15... I'm not done yet."


What does the champion have planned for February 15th's February Fury 2014?!
 
TANNER REYNOLDS CAPTURES PWX THREE RIVERS TITLE
January 8th, 2014
Embroiled in a war against women wrestlers, Tanner Reynolds was able to become an impact player in PWX by walking out of The Wrestleplex with gold around his waist to begin 2014.

Tanner has taken to his own crusade of attempting to degrade and humiliate any female wrestler, valet, or manager that sets foot in PWX. In the process, he has f...elt the wrath of the fans and has been shown up at times by what Tanner refers to as "inferior talent". However, Tanner has also drawn a ton of attention to himself which could be the whole point behind his actions. Tanner is no longer just another face in a roster chalked full of young up and coming talent. He has blazed to the forefront with his actions both inside The Wrestleplex and on social media gaining the attention of even the top of the food chain in PWX.

While his actions have been sickening and need to be addressed by someone willing to step up from the current PWX roster, Tanner has cemented his championship status now.

Sneaking his way into the PWX Three Rivers Title Match to begin 2014, Tanner was able to be the ultimate opportunist as he capitalized on Brandon K's superkick to Crusher Hansen's face by quickly tossing Brandon out of the ring and covering Crusher for the pinfall title win! Champion Scottie Gash lost his title without even being pinned.

Tanner now holds a major singles title in the company and has ascended up the ladder of rankings in a flash.
 
WHAT THE JACK?!?
January 5th, 2014
2014 kicked off with a true explanation point as the ultimate 'good guy' PWX Heavyweight Champion Jack Pollock turned his back on his fans, supporters, and friends in shocking fashion.

The always annoying Marcus Mann boldly proclaimed that he was walking out of The Wrestleplex with the heavyweight title by the end of the night, but no one saw it coming as to just how he ...would do it.

Jack defeated Seth Allen to retain the title in a hotly contested match. That is when Marcus led his contingent of Payton Graham, Ethan 'Mr.' Wright, and Jason Cage to th ring to seemingly attack Jack and take possession of the title. Matthew Justice quickly made his way down to clear the ring. His help was greeted by a big boot to the face by Jack himself. Out came rookie sensation Alex Matthew, only to meet the same big boot. JR Mega came out a house of fire only to meet the same fate. Then 'The Measuring Stick' Brandon K came down to clear the ring until Jack took him out as well. Even BC Steele was assaulted by Jack and Marcus.

Where do things go from here in PWX? The Heavyweight Champion literally went from the hunted and maligned to the hunter and unpredictable. From good to evil in a matter of minutes. There is a feeling from within PWX that Jack could just be barely scratching the surface to what mayhem he is about to cause.....
 
CASSIDY STONE FIRST TO REACH FINALS
January 5th, 2014
The 3rd Annual FUTURES Cup Tournament has showcased recent graduates of the PWX Training Academy as well as other top rookies in PWX. While still very young in the wrestling industry, the top talent is rising to the top and showing everyone that the future of PWX is bright indeed.

The ultra cocky Cassidy Stone is the first to reach the finals of The FUTURES Cup Tournament after defeating Hayden Ferra in the semi finals. Stone has shown to be resourceful and athletic in addition to his confidence.

Stone is set to face the winner of the other semi final match between Gannon Jones Jr and Alex Matthews at The Wrestleplex(2125 Beacon Street, McKeesport 15132) on Saturday, January 18th with a 7:30pm belltime.

Stone has set the bar for rookies in PWX and it could just be a matter of time before he is toting the trophy around. Or, will the man who many call the new monster in PWX, the 6'6 250lb+ Gannon Jones Jr have something to say about that? Or, perhaps the ultimate underdog Alex Matthews can continue to show his highflying agility and resiliency to lay claim to the trophy....
 
HOT NEWS: "DO OR DIE" THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH!
UPDATE December 5th, 2013

--Have you been watching PWX UNLEASHED? PWX UNLEASHED airs every Saturday morning at 11:00 AM on WBGN, Verizon Fios channel 22!

--PWX returns with another TV Taping for PWX UNLEASHED! PWX presents "Do or Die" this Friday night, December 6th, 2013 at the Wrestleplex at 2125 Beacon St. in McKeesport at 7:30 PM.

--NOTE: Due to contractual obligations, Ted DiBiase will no longer be appearing at this event. We apologize for any inconvenience this last-minute alteration may have caused.

--"Bad Boy" Brian Anthony returns to PWX this Friday night to run the show! Former 2-time PWX Heavyweight Champion, 3-time PWX Tag Team Champion, and NWA North American Tag Team Champion "Bad Boy" Brian Anthony is one of all time greats in PWX history. Brian was immensely popular as a singles wrestler and truly hated as a part of arguably the most notorious group in PWX history, The Wrong Crowd. Now he returns home to be in charge of the live event on behalf of the fans!

--The PWX Heavyweight Title will be on the line this Friday as the champion will take on THREE top challengers in a fatal four-way! PWX Heavyweight Champion "The Next Trending Topic" Jack Pollock will be defending his title against Chris Taylor, the returning Ryan Reign, and the "New Age Plague" Gory! Pollock is a two-time champion, defeating Reign to win his first title, and Taylor to win his second. Reign never got his championship rematch, having spent the last 6 months on the shelf with an injury. Taylor defeated Pollock to win the title and the Sean "Shocker" Evans Memorial Tournament in August, but was quickly usurped by the demonic Gory, who scored a pinfall on Taylor in an unsanctioned match. Which of these four men will walk out of the PWX Wrestleplex with the title?

--PWX Three Rivers Champion "The Spotlight" Scottie Gash will defend his title against the "One Man Militia" Matthew Justice! Justice won the first Sudden Death Challenge, defeating Gory and Crusher Hansen to earn a shot at Gash's title. Will Justice be able to get past the veteran Gash and win the title? Or will he just be the next one to "See The Light"?

--The PWX Tag Team Titles will be on the line as well this Friday as champions Payton Graham & Ethan Wright take on Shirley Doe & The Fan Guy! Doe earned a title shot for himself and his protege after pinning Graham in six-man tag team match at our last event in November. After Doe's win over Graham, he and Fan Guy have the momentum and the confidence. But can they defeat the devious champions? Or will there be Fan-Doe-Monium in the Wrestleplex Friday night?

--Tanner Reynolds introduced the newest PWX superstar, Mary Elizabeth Monroe, at our last event only for her to literally wrestle circles around him. As a result, Tanner challenged her to an intergender match for this Friday night! Will Tanner do what he promises and put Mary "in her place"? Or will he once again be surprised by M.E.M.?

--Brian Anthony has ruled that Friday night will be "Contenders" night! What does that mean for PWX? It means that 10 PWX stars will compete for a shot at the PWX Heavyweight Title! The winners of four matches will determine the five participants that will face the PWX Champion on December 21st in a six-way Christmas Chaos Match! Jason Cage takes on "The Reaper" Matt Conard, Chris LeRusso & Ganon Jones, Jr. battle Alex Matthews & Deion Cruize, Super Hentai will face "The Impact Player" Seth Allen, and longtime rivals Crusher Hansen and Brandon K will square off one more time! The winners of those four matches will determine the Christmas Chaos Match on December 21st! Who leaves the Wrestleplex with a title shot?

--All that plus much much more!!! We hope to see you this Friday night at the Wrestleplex! Bring your signs, be as loud as you can be, get seen on TV! And remember, PWX Unleashed airs Saturday morning, 11:00 AM on WBGN, Verizon Fios channel 22!