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Press release regarding formation of new company and dojo
On Saturday afternoon, March 15 members of the NWA3000 Fighting Athletes announced the formation of their new company.
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes was created as a wrestling event producer in conjunction with Steve Corino’s Revolution Puroresu Dojo in Limerick (suburban Philadelphia), PA. The owner of the company is a business man out of Valley Forge, PA named Cory Stevens. Mr. Stevens, 43, is a life long pro-wrestling fan and is looking for NWA3000 Fighting Athletes to not only be an event wrestling fans will enjoy, but families also.
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes will run monthly events out of The Loft in Limerick, PA starting on Friday night, May 9th with an 8:00 belltime. Future Limerick events will take place on June 13, July 11, August 15, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 20. We will also produce four live events a year in Boyertown, Reading, and Lancaster County, PA. We will also run an event in Robersonville, NC on Saturday, October 4 for the Robersonville Rescue/EMS.
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes is the newest associate member of the National Wrestling Alliance under the NWA East banner.
“The NWA is rich in tradition and even though it has had its ups and downs over the years with various members coming and going, I am confident this membership is as unified as ever and looking toward great things in the future.” Mr. Stevens said at the press conference. He continued “We are also looking forward to producing family-friendly events. Shows that old school fans can bring their kids to and not have to worry about it being too over the top. There are a lot of great companies in the Philadelphia area such as PWU, CZW, ROH, and Chikara that gives the fans something different. We also want to be different and hope that the fans will give us a chance to entertain them. 2008 could be a big year for area wrestling with the kind of variety there is. There is something for everyone and that is exciting because the fans are the big winner.” NWA3000 Fighting Athletes plans on keeping ticket prices as inexpensive as possible with Front Row Reserved tickets being $15.00 and General Admission tickets being $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.
May 9 will be the beginning of the NWA3000 Fighting Athletes journey. The event will be headed up by such great young talents as Sterling James Keenan, Dr. X, Ricky Landell, Kid America, The Best Around, Greg Spitz, Teddy Fine, Dirty Denver Street, Terrible Tommy Thunder, GPS, Sweet Daddy Ebony, Ricky Reyes and rounded out by veterans King Kaluha and former AWA/ECW/NWA World champion Steve Corino. Corino and Kaluha also head up the Revolution Puroresu Dojo training center inside the Gold’s Gym in Limerick, PA.
Corino, who recently broke a 6 week “retirement” had this to say; “As much as I am excited about local wrestling coming back to the Montgomery Country area after my failure with Pro-Wrestling WORLD-1, I may be more excited about the Revolution Puroresu Dojo. When you want to talk about state-of-the-art facilities I think we have the best because not only do we have a ring, we have a fully stacked gym, tanning, classes, history, and the backing of a gym chain that has been in business for 60 years. But make no bones about it, I want the NWA World’s championship back and I am coming after Pearce!””
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes recognizes Adam Pearce, Mike Quakenbush, Amazing Kong, and Los Luchas as the World’s heavyweight, Jr. heavyweight, women’s, and tag team champions respectively and will also recognize the following titles as our main regional championships.
1. ZERO-ONE United States championship: The championship was started in January of 2003 in Japan under the Pro-Wrestling ZERO-ONE banner with Steve Corino being the first wrestler to hold the title.
Over the next five years the following fighters have been the champion; The Predator, former NWA World’s champion Nayoa Ogawa, Kohei Sato, WWE’s Brian Kendrick, TNA’s Alex Shelley and Christopher Daniels, Ricky Landell, and Sterling James Keenan. On March 8, Sterling James Keenan ended “Mr. Wrestling 3” Steve Corino’s third reign in Pittsburgh, PA and then only seven days later he was upset by the mysterious Dr. X in Morganville, NJ.
2. Premier tag team championship: Originally known as the PWF Universal tag team titles from 2001-2007, 14 tag teams held the titles ranging from The Damned, The SAT, Danny Rose & Adam Flash, Former Mid-South/UWF/NWA/WCW/ECW Star Jack Victory & Guillotine LeGrande, CW Anderson & Steve Corino, Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka, Josh Daniels & WWE star Matt Striker, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita, Greg Spitz & Mark Mest, King Kaluha & Larry Sweeney, and finally Kid America & The Patriot in early 2007.
In March of 2007, Pro-Wrestling WORLD-1 closed its doors permanently and the titles were left dormant. With the formation of a new company we did not want to confuse new fans with so we will just simply re-name the Premier Wrestling Federation tag team titles the Premier tag team championships. NWA3000 Officials also will not be retaining the services of The Patriot but gave Kid America a chance to pick a partner to defend the titles. After much thought, Kid America chose Ricky Landell.
“I have known Ricky since he has been training and I couldn’t think of a better partner.” Kid America said, “We have already set time aside to train together at the Revolution Puroresu Dojo to beome a better team.”
Officially, Kid America and Ricky Landell become the 15th Premier tag team champions effective March 15, 2008.
3. NWA U-30 Openweight championship: Stealing an idea from New Japan Pro-Wrestling, NWA3000 is proud to announce the NWA U-30 Openweight title. U-30 stands for “under 30 years old” and was designed to be a title marketed to the next generation of fighters. A wrestler must be under 29 years, 364 days old to compete for the title. If a champion exceeds the 30 year old he will be forced to vacate the championship but in return he will receive an NWA World’s title match within 30 days of vacating the title.
On April 1, 2008 the Revolution Puroresu Dojo officially opens it doors inside Gold’s Gym at 70 Buckwalter Road in Limerick, PA. Classes will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sundays with “student shows” every Saturday morning starting on May 17, 2008
For less then $100.00 a month, trainees not only get access to training by Steve Corino, Ricky Reyes, and King Kaluha but they also receive a Gold’s Gym membership! For details go to www. MySpace. com/NWA3K or email CorinoPuroresu@yahoo.com. Registration is open now!!!
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes has developed a strong working relationship with B4W Pro-Wrestling out of New Jersey (www. B4WPro. com) and will exchange talent. B4W is building a great reputation for their family friendly events and NWA3000 will follow the same game plan.
NWA3000 also has inked a deal with Pro-Wrestling ZERO1-MAX in Japan for a talent exchange to go along with the other NWA members.
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes is very pleased to announce the following news on upcoming shows:
July 11: The first annual Shinya Hashimoto “Destructive King” Tournament. Eight athletes will compete in a one-night tournament to honor the late former NWA World’s & IWGP champion, who passed away at the age of 40 in 2005. The winner of the tournament will challenge for the NWA World’s title on August 15.
Already putting in a bid to be entered is The Enforcer CW Anderson, King Kaluha, Josh Daniels, and Ricky Reyes. Four other names will be announced in the coming weeks.
December 20: Along with Gold’s Gym, NWA3000 Fighting Athletes will produce our first Toys For Tots event. Tickets for this event will be absolutely free (of course you need to bring an unwrapped toy!)
NWA3000 Fighting Athletes and Gold’s Gym present
Friday, May 9 8pm bell time
The Loft at the Limerick Golf Club, 769 North Lewis Road, Limerick, PA
ZERO-ONE United States championship re-match, Special Enforcer Referee to be announced!:
DR. X © vs. STERLING JAMES KEENAN
Premier tag team championship:
KID AMERICA & RICKY LANDELL © vs. THE BEST AROUND w/Marcus Dowling
B4W Offer Match: B4W heavyweight championship
MR. WRESTLING 3 STEVE CORINO © vs. DARK HORSE GREG SPITZ
THE LEGEND KING KALUHA vs. SWEET DADDY EBONY
MMA Style Open Challenge:
FEATURING RICKY REYES
Six-Man tag team Competition
The Inner Circle team of DIRTY DENVER STREET & TERRIBLE TOMMY THUNDA teaming with the debuting TOMAS CRUZ vs. GPS, X, and the return of RAPID FIRE MALDANADO
Plus Ed Uncensored brings Japan’s MONSTER C to take on TEDDY FINE!
Front Row Tickets: $15.00
General Admission: $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 12
Get your tickets online via paypal at NWA3K@yahoo.com
or in person at Gold’s Gym, 70 Buckwalter Road in Limerick, PA
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