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.

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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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WWE Has Killed This Industry

September 23, 2013

This article is by Mark Madden. Areas in parenthesis are the opinions of (RICK LOVE)

Judging by the word-drool that fills the comments section below this column, most of you appear to like WWE’s booking. A lot.

I understand. For many of you, WWE is the only wrestling you’ve ever known. You think there’s only one way of doing things, because you’ve only seen one way of doing things. You believe the McMahons are infallible. If they do it, it’s right. (Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a whole world of professional wrestling waiting to be discovered by most “wrestling fans” This world includes online magazines, radio and television shows.)

I understand why you think that way. But you’re wrong.

Even though WWE is making lots of money – mostly because they’ve figured out and maximized every ancillary revenue stream – it’s not a very popular product. In fact, the wrestling industry has never been less popular. The proliferation of the IWC and WWE’s big-time feel obscure that fact, but it is a fact.

I know most of you don’t like to pay attention to facts, but here goes:

*During the height of the WWE-WCW Monday Night War, the combined viewership of Raw and Nitro often topped a 10 rating. These days, the Raw rating occasionally  tops 3.0 and mostly hovers around 2.8-2.9.

Question: Where did all those people go? Answer: They don’t watch wrestling anymore. Conclusion: Wrestling is A LOT LESS POPULAR. (The sad part is that the kind of pro wrestling that these fans would like to watch is still available on the Indy scene being held at local Night Clubs, VFW halls and National Guard Armories around the country. But, most of these promotions lack the thousands of dollars that it takes to market a local television and radio show successfully).

Some people were just WCW fans. That’s something Vince McMahon would have done well to figure out when he bought WCW and staged that sham “invasion.” The smart move for business would have been to absorb all of WCW’s contracts, maintain WCW as a separate promotion, maintain Nitro as a separate TV show, and gradually have a competitive invasion, not one that served an agenda.

But the McMahons have done nothing but serve agendas since they day they bought WCW. Hence the declining popularity.

*Before WWE started going national in 1984 and wiped out all the territories, there were far more wrestling fans than there are now. Far more wrestling fans than there were during the peak of the Monday Night Wars. There were 30-40 shows every weeknight, more than that on weekends, many of them well-attended. Every territory had its own TV show, and most were well-watched. (Pro Wrestling Fit USA is the only company in the USA in a position to bring back the territories and those popular shows. But they need the support of real wrestling fans. Not the folks who think that video games style of stuff done at WWE is wrestling.)

Wrestling was a much more highly-regarded staple of TV back then. The shows weren’t as well-produced as WWE, but had a certain regional touch that WWE lacks. They could be tailored to their audience. A national promotion must be generic. Regional promotions were booked and produced to appeal to that region. (This gives local wrestlers a chance to compete on a regional level in front of their home-town crowds instead of selling their soul for a contract full of loopholes that WWE can use at any time to drop them.)

McMahon-style wrestling is not the be-all and end-all. It’s merely an option. It was better when there was more than one option.

So, no matter what your inexperienced eye’s affinity may be for WWE’s current product – who I am to tell you what to like? – the end result of WWE’s takeover of the wrestling business is the industry being far less popular. It seems bigger because of the presentation and because the monopoly puts WWE in the mainstream on far more references. But wrestling is far less popular.

When 68-year-old Vince McMahon leads the charge back against his own corporation, it will be the wrong move. When McMahon “saves” Daniel Bryan, making him his stooge in the process, it will be the wrong move. When the main event of WrestleMania revolves around “the family,” it will be the wrong move.

But you will embrace it like a long-lost lover. Not your fault. It’s all you know.

There is only one way to judge the success of wrestling. The Raw rating is stagnant. The SummerSlam buyrate was way down. So, you tell me.

Follow Mark Madden on Twitter: @MarkMaddenX

If you would like to see the kind of wrestling that you loved return to television then be sure to support your local Pro Wrestling Fit affiliate shows. You will be glad that you did!) Like us on our Pro Wrestling Fit USA facebook page! We are currently recruiting talent to train at our Pro Wrestling School to appear on future television shows.


PWF International Facebook Group

August 31, 2013

The Pro Wrestling Fit International Facebook group is the world’s fastest growing and most popular social networking group. It is managed by Pro Wrestling Fit Media who is a worldwide provider of Professional Wrestling Online Magazines, Radio, TV Shows and Pay-Per View Events. We will also be posting Audition and Tryout Dates along with seminar and training information for those who would like to become a Professional Wrestler.

The purpose of the group is to make it easy for professional wrestling fans to connect with and share info and news with PWF Pro Wrestlers and other PWF related talent and staff. Unlike many pro wrestling groups we will allow no bullying or flaming on our page making it a safe place for wrestling fans of all ages to gather.

If you’re thinking about joining the Pro Wrestling Fit International Facebook Group then visit this link and enjoy the many benefits of belonging to this group.  Pro Wrestling Fit International Group


A Letter from Leroy Jenkins

August 8, 2013

There is something that Professional Wrestling Manager Leroy Jenkins would like for you to know. Actually, I remember it like it was yesterday. During my childhood I didn’t have many friends but I had my grandfather. And we used to spend Saturday mornings eating cereal together and watching cartoons. When noon came around we always turned on channel 12 and for 2 hrs we would escape into the world of professional wrestling. We had our favorites of course—Dominick Denucci, Bobo Brazil and of course Bruno Sammartino—and we had the ones we villified—Superstar Billy Graham, Baron Scicluna, George Steele—–but no matter who was on I was always enthralled. I remember telling grandpa Joe “That’s gonna be me someday. I’m gonna be in that ring.” He always encouraged me but deep in his heart I knew he thought it was a moot point and i would always be just a fan.

You might not know this from watching me on the Pro Wrestling Fit International TV Show but,I have Aspergers Syndrome—a disorder that doesnt allow me to mature at the same rate as most “normal” people. I’ve been different since I was a kid and I will remain different til the day I die. Thats why I am forever grateful to Rick Love and Kevin Rhodes of CWFL who saw the passion in the silly 44 yr old “12 yr old” And gave me the chance to fulfill my childhood dreams.

Fast forward to the present. Whenever Leroy Jenkins comes to the ringside for Pro Wrestling Fit I always am reminded of Grandpa’s dying statement to me—“When we forget childhood memories and dreams we are an angry adult—but when we give up on those same dreams we are nothing but an immature brat.” The little kid inside of me comes out in every instance that Ed Couture keeps his life in the backstage area and Leroy Jenkins puts on a show.

Championship Wrestling from Florida is an incredible opportunity for wrestlers, managers, and fans alike to experience what “real wrestling” is all about. We have wrestlers of all shapes, sizes, an styles. We have legends of the past like Randy Starr, Tony Mulkey, and Redd Alert. We have up and coming superstars like Justin Cage, Moco Loco, and Lucas Taylor. We have super heavy weights, we have lightweights. Whatever your cup of tea you are sure to find it at EVERY CWFL show and in the ring at the PWF pro wrestling training center here in Florida.

But what we mostly have is a group of passionate individuals who’s main objective is to give every wrestling fan in Florida an experience they will always remember —and every kid out there a chance to live the dream the way I have.

For all you who are interested in fulfillling your dream of being a professional wrestler, manager, or referree—they have a training facility on site and you can be trained by experts who have many years in the business.

In closing I want to say that PWF has given this silly big kid a chance and taken him under their wing and making him feel like a true man and a professional performer. For that I am forever grateful. That is why I am very proud to be a part of this company. I hope that you will take the time to say hello to me in person at one of the live events, listen to me on the PWF Radio Show or even come hang out with me at the After Party at Gator’s Dockside in Ocoee where me and the rest of the guys from the TV Show like to hang out at night.  Look me up on facebook and don’t forget to Like our page at http://www.facebook.com/PWFInternational


PWF USA C.E.O. Kevin Rhodes

March 8, 2013

Episode 4 with our very own PWF CWFL C.E.O. Kevin Rhodes:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pwfradio/2013/03/01/a-monster-announcement

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Pro Wrestler Kevin Rhodes, PWF USA C.E.O.

This week on the PWF Radio Show Bobbi Marcacai will be joined by Leroy jenkins as the co-host of the show. She will be interviewing PWF CWFL C.E.O. Kevin Rhodes about his past and the future of PWF Florida.

There will be a “Monster” of an announcement about an addition to the Roster. This episode is sponsored by: The Million Dollar Bakery, get your goods at a live PWF show near you!

The of course we will get to hear from PWF International C.E.O. Rick Love who shares with us some news from the international events in Korea, Australia and Japan. This episode is sponsored by Legacy Title Belts and Awards. Order your Pro Wrestling Title Belts here!

This episode is sponsored by the Pro Wrestling School in Orlando, Florida. Do you want to become a Professional Wrestler? Call Ph: 321-239-5439 today to get started.

This show is sponsored by: Legacy Championship Belts www.LegacyBelts.com


NightStalker on the PWF Radio Show

March 8, 2013

Episode 3 is now live! Listen to it here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pwfradio/2013/02/22/nightstalked

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See Pro Wrestling Fit’s Hardcore Star, NightStalker at a show near you!

This week we speak with PWF Hardcore Icon Nightstalker, managed by Leroy Jenkins. Plus well give you the results of this weeks PWF show and we talk about the controversy surrounding Moco Loco and the Midnight Mafia.

Rick Love calls in with his usually annoying questions and comments and tries to get more information out of Bobbi Maracai about the talent that she plans to bring to the PWF roster.

This episode is sponsored by the Pro Wrestling School in Orlando, Florida. Do you want to become a Professional Wrestler? Call Ph: 321-239-5439 today to get started.

This show is sponsored by: Legacy Championship Belts www.LegacyBelts.com

Pro Wrestling Fit Presents: NightStalker!

He is 5’10”, 230 pounds of pure insanity and mayhem in the Pro Wrestling ring. He has lived a tortured life full of hurt and pain that most people could not begin to understand.

Now he releases his anger into the world of pro wrestling. He carefully stalks his opponents, watching and waiting before he rips his opponent’s souls from their bodies and leaves them broken and empty.

He lives in darkness and seclusion. He has no friends and no desire to make any. Most individuals look at him in bewilderment trying to figure him out, but, as they all eventually find out, there is no answer to his madness and insanity.

His name is feared by many in the professional wrestling business. He is known as NightStalker!

He entered into the business in 1999 with South Eastern Championship Wrestling where he began his training and later debuted on their TV show. It was in May 2000 with South Eastern Championship Wrestling on channel 98, a product of Time Warner Communications.

Night Stalker easily annihilated and massacred his competition; destroying the entire South Eastern Championship Wrestling roster.

He began stalking new competition, wanting more he journeyed into Mid-Florida Wrestling in February 2002 where he quickly made his name known. NightStalker became the Mid-Florida Wrestling Hardcore Champion 4-times and the Mid-Florida Wrestling Champion 2-times.

Other wrestling promotions include Championship Florida Wrestling, Southern Championship Wrestling, Future Stars of Professional Wrestling, Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Future of Wrestling, South Lake Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Xtreme just to name a few.

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NightStalker attempts to break the back of Nick Foley

His newest promotion where everyone is finding out just how hardcore he is ……Pro Wrestling Fit Championship Wrestling From Florida. You can see him in live action and judge for yourself exactly why he is the Florida Hardcore Extremist.

Night Stalker is no one to be taken lightly and certainly not to be underestimated. He has been destroying Hardcore Champions and winning their titles since 2000 and has no plans of stopping any time soon. To step into the ring with this Hardcore professional wrestler could be your biggest and last mistakes ever. He is currently aiming for the PWF International World Hardcore Title and doesn’t plan to let anyone stand in his way.

You can keep up with his tour schedule and show appearances by Liking his page at http://www.facebook.com/ProWrestlerNightStalker