What Champions are Made of

August 21, 2014

Everybody’s goal in the wrestling business is to become world champion. Whether you are in a big time federation or just a fledgling independent or a strong rising federation like PWF/Zero1 being a champion is an ultimate goal—in the next few months I am going to be writing articles on the history of Wrestling world Champions, starting this month with the original NWA.

It all started wth a man named Frank Sexton. “The Sedalis Cyclone” was a staple in the American Wrestling Association, and numerous times held its world championship belt, before unifying it with the NWA championship. 2 months later he lost it to a man named Orville Browne who for over a year held onto the prestigious title until a car accident forced him into retirement. The man who then became champion is the subject of my article today—–the great Lou Thesz

Aloysius Martin “Lou” Thesz was the greatest NWA champion of all time. After being trained as a child for numerous years he made his debut in 1932 and almost immediately caught the eye of the great Ed Strangler Lewis. After training with him for many years he became one of the biggest stars in that time in the St Louis area

In 1948 the National wrestling alliance was formed. The first scheduled title match was between Orville Brown and Lou but Orville had the car accident and thus Lou Thesz began a 7 yr run of greatness unifying all the local world chamopionships into the World heavyweight cham pionship.

He has been inducted in numerous hall of fames and held 16 different world titles as well as having the most years as a NWA World heavyweight Champion. He was known to have numerous 60 minute, 90 minute, even 120 minute matches and come back the next night and wrestle.

He was a master of the scientific art of wrestling and was probably the greatest “hooker” (submission wrestler) of all time. His style transcends generations and is shown by beating people of all shapes andf sizes in his run. Without his influences we wouldnt have had wrestlers like Jack and Jerry Brisco, The funk brothers, Ric Flair, and many others. Arguably one of the greatest and most used finishes in wrestling today, The STF was invented by him. In this generations people like Daniel Bryan, John Cena, and even the late Chris Benoit, used it as their finishers of choice.

He also showed his longevity by becoming the only wrestler to wrestle in 7 decades when he wrestled his protege Masahiro Chono in 1990 at the ripe young age of 74! He is truly a legends legend and one of the wrestlers all modern day wrestlers should model themselves after.


The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Love Pro Wrestling Fit

January 21, 2014

By Leroy Jenkins

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Leroy SnowJenkins, Professional Wrestling Manager

Pro Wrestling Fit International is the world’s fastest growing wrestling organization. One of the reasons for their meteoric rise in the pro wrestling community globally is the family friendly atmosphere which is a pleasant alternative to the modern day bloodbath shows so common on the independent scene.  We hope each and every one of you come out and support the Pro Wrestling Fit shows in your area. Here are Leroy’s Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Love PWF.

1)   Family friendly ticket prices.  While many local level shows charge ridiculously high prices such as $20-25 dollars for general admission seats, PWF gives your entire family an affordable night out with general admission seating at only $10 and just $5 for children.  With the economy in the rough shape that it’s in today, we all could use the most bang for the buck possible when it comes to family entertainment.

2) Family friendly atmosphere. We have a very professional staff of wrestlers who treat this sport with the RESPECT it DESERVES!  Unlike the bunch of trash talking backyard hacks trying to run shows like a traveling carnival at high school gyms and National Guard Armories we are a group of professional athletes determined to succeed in the goal of giving you a top notch show every time.

3)  Unique Stars: PWF has it’s own professional team of talent that come directly from the PWF Training Centers around the world. You won’t see these guys at the backyard low quality shows full of untrained wrestlers and has-beens who have not been on TV for more than a decade.  We’ve got light heavy weights like Bobby Fonta, Kevin Rhodes, Papi Nieves, WuZhi, K’row, Rick Love and Moco Loco. Not only that, but we also have some of the best heavy weights in the professional wrestling industry such as Randy Starr, Curse, Monster, Simple Simon, Hot Rodz, Redd Alert, American Dragon, El Diable, Levi Mullins, Monzkid, Sombra Espinoza and Thump Dupree.

4)  Territories: PWF has state and national territories hosting competition in the Colombia, Ecuador, USA, Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada and China. So no matter where you live in the world you will find a PWF show near you! Each national territory has it’s very own PWF Pro Wrestling Training School developing talent for future shows.

5)  Respect.  This was hit upon earlier but we as a company treat all aspects—the sport, the fans, even ourselves—with the respect and dignity fitting of such a great promotion.  We have “Meet and Greet” events and autograph parties with the fans before every show. This allows PWF fans to get up close and personal with our stars. We have a respectful locker-room filled with people willing to help one another, young guys with respect for the business, and older veterans with the same respect mentoring the young guys.

If you want to be part of the ever rapidly growing PWF family come on out to one of our shows.  I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I look forward to meeting you personally. If you have dreams of becoming a professional wrestler then remember that Leroy Jenkins is always looking to recruit new talent to wrestle in his stable. 

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Pro Wrestling Manager The Grand Wizard

November 20, 2013

Pro Wrestling Fit USA Manager Leroy Jenkins brings you another educational article sharing his many years of pro wrestling knowledge. Please feel free to comment and share this link with your friends. We always love to hear from our readers and share their opinions in the comments section.

Younger wrestling fans might not be familiar with this man but the Grand Wizard of Wrestling (Abdullah Farouk) was a pioneer in the professional wrestling world.  The manager of champions was one of the triad of managers in the 70s that dominated the World Wide Wrestling Federation.  Unlike other managers however he did it using only his brain and his words, as he was not the most imposing specimen of a man physically—–yet still always found ways to interfere in matches his men were involved in.

Here is a list of just some of the men that the grand wizard has led to greatness:

1)  Stan “the Man” Stasiak.   The man known for the heart punch was a rough rugged rawbone wrestler who won the world title in 1973

2)  Professor Toru Tanaka and Mr Fuji.  The first WWWF  title held by the grand wizard was with the dastardly men from the orient.

3)  Superstar Billy Graham.  This was probably the greatest success the Grand Wizard had.  Superstar graham was a pioneer for the flamboyant wrestling styles seen today.  He held the title for over a year domingating the talent in the mid to late 70s

4)  Pat Patterson.  He managed the first intercontinental champion.  This was the final belt the Grand Wizard had in his stable

The Grand Wizard was a master of the insulting promo.  He could draw heat in a matter of seconds bedhind a microphone.  Here is an example of him at his finest—-

From a personal standpoint I hated the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.  I would however turn in every single week just because I hated him and wanted to always see him get his comeuppance.   Which means he was as good at his job as  anyone.  I personally modeled myself in the business after his character, wanting to be known more for what I say and how the crowd reacts to me than my physical prowess.  Ernie Roth in my opinion should be the model all managers should be after.  I remember crying watching Superstar Graham defeating my hero Bruno Sammartino to the point i wanted to quit watching wrestling forever.  But something about Ernie’s hypnotic way kept me watching week after week