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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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—-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrt8LKlr-g0

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


Lucha Libre School

September 21, 2013

People have asked me “Leroy, who was the one man who when you were a child you watched pro wrestling TV shows, you said that’s the guy I wanna be when i grow up?” Well that answer came two-fold and I am going to write a 2 part article on the answer for this. One man was a manager but we will get to that in the next article. But for this article, I’m going to write about my favorite professional wrestler growing up, Mil Mascaras. It might sound crazy but when I was a kid I wanted to be a Luchador! I wanted to go to Lucha Libre  school and learn to fly like the amazing Mil Mascaras.Lucha Libre School

Mil Mascaras was probably the most graceful athlete in any venue I had ever witnessed he could fly through the air like no one before him. Mil Máscaras (born Aaron Rodríguez, July 15, 1942) is one of the original “Big Three” (the other two being El Santo and Blue Demon) of the lucha libre tradition in Mexico. He is considered to be one of the most influential wrestlers of all time for enhancing and popularizing the lucha libre style around the world. His brother Dos Caras is as widely well known in the Mexican pro wrestling circuit as him, but it was Mil who came to the WWF and changed what I thought wrestling could be. A lot of kids had baseball or football posters but I used to buy Pro Wrestling magazines as a child just to get his pictures to hang up in my room.  I remember listening to sports radio shows hoping that they would give a report on professional wrestling and talk about my hero.

He was widely respected in the wrestling world. In a business where allegiances come and go and wrestlers turn face and heel on the drop of a bucket, I can never once remember seeing Mil turn his back on the fans in the 30+ yrs I watched him. He was a classy gentleman in and out of the ring. Some say he had an enormous ego behind the scenes but I’m speaking as a fan of the business and I have never seen anything but class from him. the original Tiger Mask, has described Máscaras’ impact on Japanese professional wrestling, “If it weren’t for Mil Mascaras, there would be no Jushin Liger, no Último Dragón or the Great Sasuke today,”. Mascaras’ success in the U.S. also paved the way for other luchadores such as Rey Mysterio, Jr., who has become one of the most popular luchadores in US wrestling history.

One other thing that made him stand out in the wring was the fact that he rarely ever spoke a word. There were no flashy promos, no long interviews, no bad mouthing others—–he just went in the ring and did his thing. He didn’t need all the intimidation factors given by those who scream and holler at the mic—his presence in the ring alone was intimidation enough. He brought fear into the eyes of all his opponents with his sole presence. The other thing that I admire about him was his vast array of masks. Known as the man of 1000 masks, he always came to the ring sporting a different one before unmasking into the Original Mil Mascaras classic mask. He kept his privacy until his death and even outside the ring was never seen without his mask.

So there you have it. This Boston kid of mixed ethnic background had a hero who was Mexican, who made me dream of going to Lucha Libre school and learning how to become a Luchador. At six foot five inches tall and nearly three hundred pounds I doubt that I ever would have mastered his high flying moves, but as a pro wrestling manager I still dream of maybe someday managing the next great Lucha Libre star! If you think that you have what it takes to become a Luchador be the next Mil Mascaras then I highly recommend the Pro Wrestling Lucha Libre school in Florida.

Part 2 of my article will be about how the greatest manager in my opinion of all time—the Grand Wizard of wrestling—influenced my decision to be a manager. But if it weren’t for Mil mascaras, I probably wouldn’t have the interest I have in the sport today. And for this I thank him. He gave a little boy a super hero to look up to. A standard of goodness and purity in a wrestling world of evil. He is the living breathing definition of legend.

About the author: Leroy Jenkins is a freelance professional wrestling manager working shows on the East Coast of the United States. He is currently one of the leading managers of Pro Wrestling Fit USA. Be sure to look him up on facebook or talk with him at the PWF International FB Group.


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


Open Challenge From Bobbi Maracai

May 17, 2013

FROM THE DESK OF BOBBI MARACAI

May 9, 2013

To whom it may concern:

My name is Bobbi Maracai, a manager in Pro Wrestling Fit: Championship Wrestling From Florida. I manage the greatest stable ever in professional wrestling: The Million Dollar Stable. My stable is comprised of past champions, international sensations, and the greatest up-and-comers in the state of Florida. However I have found that there is absolutely no competition for my guys in CWFL, and I also find that the politics involved in this organization are holding my guys back. This is why I turn to you, the owners and promoters of PWF China, PWF Korea, and PWF USA.

I am writing you today to issue an open challenge for any of your champions, legends, anyone that you have to finally offer my guys some competition. In order to give you a better idea of what I am bringing to the table and why I specifically issuing this open challenge. I find that once you read about my stable you will be anxious to sign these matches. So without further ado, I present to you the Million Dollar Stable.

                Redd Alert is a former World Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight Champion. He has been in the professional wrestling industry for 20 years and he is definitely not slowing down with age. He was involved in a huge war against American Dragon Shane Miller before going for the PWF CWFL Heavyweight Championship against Randy Starr. Redd Alert has been overlooked by CWFL management because of his association with myself, as well as his war with their “golden boy” American Dragon. Redd Alert is a perfect contender for any World Heavyweight, US Heavyweight, or Legends titles. He was originally trained at the Pro Wrestling School in Orlando, Florida and has been an industry Icon since graduation. I am issuing an open challenge for any of your heavyweight divisions on behalf of Mr. Alert.

                The Oriental Alliance is my newest import from the beautiful country of Korea. K’row and the Master are my gift to the tag team division in Pro Wrestling Fit. They would be holding the tag team championship if it weren’t for the fact that K’row had visa issues that have kept him out of wrestling for a couple months. However that problem is starting to rectify itself and K’row will be returning to active duty soon. K’row and The Master are the greatest tag team in the history of Korean professional wrestling despite being so new. And the recent addition of Dok-Sori has strengthened the Oriental Alliance exponentially. So if you want excellent competition that will blow away your tag team division then look no further than K’row and The Master. If you want one of the best mixed martial artists in the land, Dok-Sori is your man. And best of all, if you want to have a culture clash (Team Korea vs Team China vs Team USA, etc) these three gentlemen from Korea will blow you away!

Monster is a superstar that I just had to have in the Million Dollar Stable. To say that it is a huge acquisition would be the ultimate understatement. At 6’10” tall, 390 lbs, Monster is one of the biggest, baddest men in professional wrestling. I originally saw Monster wrestling in Tampa against the greatest wrestler in the area. Monster is pure intimidation. He would be the PWF Florida Heavyweight Champion right now had Curse from the Midnight Mafia not interfered. So instead of letting Monster face Randy Starr again for the Florida Heavyweight Championship that is rightfully his, the geniuses in CWFL management have him facing Curse in match after match after match. Monster has already proven he can beat Curse and that he is one of the best new guys in Florida Wrestling. Give him an opportunity to face some an actual challenge because at this point, Championship Wrestling From Florida is not giving it to him, they are so scared.

So there you have it. These are the gentlemen of the Million Dollar Stable and they need your help. I manage the absolute best that Championship Wrestling From Florida has to offer. The problem is the management at CWFL are so political and so against me that they will never give the MDS the chances they deserve. Surely you, the more professional management, will not let an opportunity like this pass you by. These men will put on matches that your fans will be talking about for years to come. Not to mention that any show that has Bobbi Maracai on it equals instant ratings. Anywhere I go a massive following follows. So consider this letter an open challenge to ANYONE in your respective federations. I am at the end of my rope with Florida management. Give these gentlemen, as well as this high-drawing young lady, the chance that we so rightfully deserve and that has eluded us for so long due to office politics. I thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

 

Sincerely,

Bobbi Maracai
Billion Dollar Stable Manager
Pro Wrestling Fit Championship Wrestling From Florida