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  1. LucharesuFan619

    Script for Impact on 1/3/08 (with working link)

    So did they end up doing the show exactly as it was in this script?
  2. LucharesuFan619

    2007 Wrestling Dead Pool

    So did I win for the second year in a row? (along with Omar who guessed Fabulous Moolah....I guess I'm a two-time winner (I won '06 as well by guessing Johnny Grunge))
  3. LucharesuFan619

    TNA Comments which don't warrant a thread

    When was Screech from "Saved by the Bell" in TNA? It says he was at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dustin_Diamond
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    J.R. Benson book review

    J.R. Benson book review: “Extremely Strange” J.R. Benson is not like any other wrestling manager or wrestler, so it goes without saying that his autobiography is nothing like the other wrestling-related autobiographies out on the market. His life has consisted of mass chaos and his autobiography reflects that. J.R. doesn’t try to portray himself as somebody who he’s not. He’s a survivor who did severely messed up stuff over the course of his life and is still alive to tell the stories. His book explains how he ended up being the psychotic adult that he is today by delving in-depth into teenage and young adult drug stories. The wrestling stories themselves are second to none, and it was these that made me finish 95% of the book in a single day. J.R. is one of those people who seemed to be in the right places at the right times over the past 20 years. J.R. has smoked weed with Sabu, sold drugs to Rey Mysterio Jr. and Sandman, and watched bitches get thrown out of hotels with New Jack. Some of the most interesting stories you can expect are those involving Chris Jericho & Lance Storm, Chris Candido, Dick Murdoch, Jim Cornette, Sabu, Scott Hall, and Vic Grimes. J.R. also saw first-hand pro wrestling evolve from a circuit based on territories into mainstream entertainment. He wasn’t stuck in one promotion. Instead, he got glimpses of ECW before it took off as a national phenomenon. He was also a part of APW when it was one of the top indys in the country and XPW when it was redefining what it mean to be a pro wrestling fan on the West coast. And perhaps most notoriously, he was the mastermind behind one of the most disturbing wrestling matches ever to occur on this planet: the Tub of AIDS & Infected Syringes Match. Yes, you read that correctly… Benson effectively conveys the mindset that goes through wrestlers’ heads when they do insane stunts like falling into/onto tables, thumbtacks, light tubes, fire, etc. You get a first-hand account of all the insane stunts that led up to Vic Grimes being hyped by many as the next Mick Foley. You also get to follow Spike Dudley from day one of his wrestling training (and how much he embraced the bumps everyone else in the class feared!) to the day he left for his WWF developmental deal. J.R. also hung out with Spike outside of wrestling a little bit, so he is able to provide insight into what Spike was like outside of the ring. You see what J.R. saw. You follow the Mike Modest and Mike Diamond’s APW class as it thinned out from several eager students to three: Steve Rizzono, Spike Dudley, and J.R. All of the rumors about Roland Alexander are addressed, and there are even a few Mike Lano stories to boot! The XPW chapter is just as great. A lot of the boys to this day think back to the crazy days at the Aku Aku Inn and wish they could relive them. You will find out just what was so “crazy” about those days. From Supreme roughing up a fan to the Messiah attack to all the big names who passed through the promotion, J.R. talks about his entire experience in XPW. J.R. even got to dabble in Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and was witness to the legendary Jim Cornette incident at Dairy Queen. J.R. supplies details to that story that you probably don’t know, as well as stories of traveling on the road to SMW shows with Jericho, Storm, Murdoch, and others. What I could’ve gone without in the book is some of the overview of the history of wrestling. As infamous as J.R. is on the underground circuit, the average mainstream wrestling fan doesn’t know who he is, but if you’ve purchased his book, you probably already know a fair amount about the history of wrestling and don’t need it recapped as he does every now and then. Occasionally, there were also some grammatical and spelling errors in the book. There are some photos scattered throughout the book as well, all in black-and-white. Make no mistake about it: J.R. Benson is infamous. As this book explains, Raven, Jericho, Storm, Candido, and others were big fans of his psychotic, depraved wrestling endeavors before they even met him. The fact that even Rob Black turned down some of the storyline ideas he proposed should give you an idea of how sick and twisted the stuff going through this guy’s mind was. Even better, many of the big names that J.R. has met in the wrestling business, he met on more than one occasion, so in this book, he compares how they changed over periods of time. For example, J.R. talks about meeting Crash Holly in a bar a few weeks before his death, and compares how he was then to how he was when he was first in APW in the mid-‘90’s. In their biographies, a lot of wrestlers tend to “hold back.” I don’t know if it’s because they want to keep some stories for only their self or because they don’t want to get heat, but whatever the reason is, J.R. did not follow that protocol with this book. Forget the word “shoot.” That’s too tame to describe what J.R. does with this book. Any wall of decency that a wrestler is supposed to follow when writing his autobiography, J.R. knocks down entirely and pretends wasn’t even there. The saying, “what happens in the locker room stays in the locker room” does not at all apply to this book. A lot of people will be horrified by what J.R. talks about in this book. Some wrestlers will probably even be pissed off by what he says. A lot of the stuff J.R. discusses during the ISW and ESW sections are too appalling and downright vile to even mention here, as they represent the depths of human depravity. You will be shocked by some of the stuff in this book. In 1994, J.R. Benson redefined the term “chairshot” when Sabu literally caved in his skull. In 2007, J.R. redefines the term “wrestling autobiography.” If you’re not easily grossed out or appalled and want dirt, this is something you should go out of your way to read. To purchase the book, go to http://www.jrbenson.com/WhatsNewbook%20release.htm
  5. LucharesuFan619

    CHIKARA podcasts

    Is there a way I can download these in wmv, avi, or mpg format to my hard drive?
  6. LucharesuFan619

    Digital Cameras

    I have a Canon Powershot and it has given me very few problems.
  7. LucharesuFan619

    CHIKARA podcasts

    im not sure, i watch them in itunes. how do u watch an itunes file with vlc?
  8. LucharesuFan619

    Would anyone suggest Wrestling Society X?

    I watched the set and boy would I recommend it. Not only do you get the shows themselves but the bonus features are beyond a great investment.
  9. LucharesuFan619

    WrestleFanFest, Oct. 19th-Oct. 21st

    The card looks really cool.
  10. http://www.lethalwrestling.com/upload/vonerichfamily.jpg If someone could let me know within the next 48 hours (by Thursday night), I would be very appreciative. I presume the older one is Fritz, and I think Kerry is on the far left, although I'm not sure. Also I think Jack is the young one, but I may be wrong. Thanks in advance.
  11. LucharesuFan619

    Which Von Erich is who in this photo?

    thanks much man
  12. LucharesuFan619

    Simpletech Extrenal Hard Drive

    I have one of these and its always worked fine up until now. now when I hookit all up, it makes a weird beeping sound and the computer won't read the hard drive (it won't recognize that its hooked up). Unfortunately I don't know where the instructions landed. Does anybody know what this beeping sound means and how I can get the computer to read this hard drive? Thanks in advance.
  13. LucharesuFan619

    Places to download full wrestling matches?

    Does anyone have a PWT invite that I could have? Please? PM me if you do.
  14. LucharesuFan619

    TNA Comments which don't warrant a thread

    TNA coming down hard on the curse that is the laptop computer. The second one is funny given that TNA will have spent money hand over first for Pacman and his much hyped 'debut' on Impact had no effect on the ratings. And according to PWI, TNA will debut another female interviewer at the PPV. I have a long column up about Ross Forman and my first-hand experiences with him, the laptop situation, and TNA's professionalism (lack thereof) towards the media: http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...ronforeman.html
  15. LucharesuFan619

    Lesson: chew, chew, chew...did I mention chew?

    Sometimes people trip over their own two feet. Sometimes they forget their date of birth. Sometimes people choke on food. Sometimes guys even jack off onto their roommates' bed (I know someone who had that happen to them). Some probably even dip bacon in the "dressing" then. In fact, I am sure there is a class of posters here at TSM who enjoy doing the latter-most act I recounted....Shit happens and people make dumb mistakes.
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    John Kronus: "Wrestling With Life"

    An in-depth look at John Kronus: “Wrestling With Life” Brought to you by “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” July 26, 2007 The first USWA promo of a tag team known as “The Eliminators” began with Perry Saturn introducing himself in a dead serious tone: “I'm Perry Saturn. I'm out of this world.” Then came something just a little bit different… A goofy voice shouted, “I'm John Kronus. I'm out of control!!!” Such was George Caiazzo, better known as John Kronus, in a nutshell. The 250-plus pound master of the 450° Splash passed away at 38 years old on Wednesday, July 18. In the ring, when Kronus executed the 450° Splash on someone, it felt as soft as a feather. He was *that* good at what he did. And boy did other wrestlers respect that move! Tens of wrestlers laid down for the dreaded 450° attack and sold it as the final nail in the coffin. The only person to ever kick out of it was XPW’s Pogo the Clown in late 2001, according to what Kronus told Pogo before they went out to do the match. John Kronus had more athletic ability than 99% of the professional wrestlers of his era, though it is arguable that he still never got the credit that was due to him. He was stuck as a tag team wrestler for the part of his career during which he was in the most limelight, and he was often thought of as the lesser important of the two in this particular tag team. Although he and Saturn began their relationship as great friends, they soon found that their personalities clashed when they would argue over simple issues like where they were going to park their car for a show. Their differences in behavior were even incorporated into their ECW promos, during which Saturn would frequently give Kronus dirty looks for messing around during important tag team “business.” On at least one occasion, Saturn remarked to other wrestlers that Kronus was a child in a grown man’s body. Many of those who knew Kronus would say that there is probably some accuracy to that assessment. Anybody that knew Kronus, though, will also say that he had a very deep appreciation for Saturn as his tag team partner. In fact, when Saturn abandoned him in early 1997 for greener pastures (namely WCW), Kronus began to feel depressed on-and-off for the rest of his wrestling career. Some days, the feelings of depression were stronger than other days. He onfided this in a select few of his friends. One of them was Balls Mahoney. Kronus was fully aware that The Eliminators were one of the best tag teams in the world during the mid-90s and he felt very sad when he realized that they no longer going to be together as a tag team. He always missed those days (and would speak of them highly to friends) because he thought that they could have attained endless success if they had stuck together longer than they did. In some ways, Kronus was doing little more than echoing in his own head the opinions of ECW’s most devoted fans, who realized soon after Saturn departed ECW that Kronus’ best days were behind him. It was always obvious that Kronus was the whacky, happy-go-lucky half of The Eliminators and his split from Saturn never changed his personality. He was, quite simply, goofy far beyond the standard definition of “goofy.” As one of the most notorious “ribbers” in the entire wrestling business, it goes without saying that nobody ever left a room that Kronus was in without wearing a huge smile on their face. Some of Kronus’ funnier moments include: >>>One time on an ECW car trip to Pittsburgh with The Blue Meanie, Kronus was (in Meanie’s words) “fucked up” and started sideswiping parked cars left and right, barely avoiding crashes. >>>”Mindless” Mike Frugeria contributed the following two stories: At some of the early XPW shows, Kronus would blade wrestlers before their matches and then rub Vaseline on their wounds so that when the time was right, they could intentionally and easily open up the cut so that the blood could begin to flow. Kronus would also take showers in the womens’ locker room in XPW and freak the porn stars out with the blood trails that he left. >>>One night after an XPW show, one of the boys (who will remain nameless) had brought a “rat” back to the hotel in Bakersfield and intended to have sex with her. This wrestler went around asking if anyone had condoms and eventually arrived at Kronus. The former-Eliminator responded that he did have a condom but after what he did with this condom in the shower earlier in the day, he wasn’t too sure if this particular wrestler would want to use it. Suffice to say, the wrestler in question continued on to another person to ask if they had a condom that he could use. >>>Another time, Kronus was carpooling with Kris Kloss from Van Nuys to Ventura for an XPW show. They were riding in Kloss’ car on U.S. Route (Highway) 101. Kloss would not allow Kronus to smoke a cigarette in his car, so the mammoth Kronus started pleading with Kloss while literally huddling down on his knees below the dashboard like a toddler: “Pwease pwease pwease pwease pwease pwease pwease pwease pwease pweeeeaaase!!!” Respecting the fact that it was Kloss’ car, and realizing that his previous strategy of begging wasn’t going to work, Kronus When asked Kloss whether he could smoke if he hung out the window. Kloss said yes. So Kronus went out of his way and proceeded to hang nearly his entire 300 pound body out the window of a 70-mile-per-hour moving car just so that he could smoke without disrespecting Kloss’ wishes. Kloss had never said that Kronus had to stick his whole body out the window; the only thing Kloss had said was that he did not mind if Kronus smoked as long as the window was down. Kronus did what he did entirely out of respect for the fact that it was Kloss’ car…and probably to be amusing, too, as Kloss was laughing so hard that he could barely drive. At one point, Kronus stuck his head back into the car and shouted, “How’s dat Kwoss, you ain’t gettin’ any smoke in ‘der, ah (are) ya, cause if you ah, I wiw thwow (will throw) dis’ puppy out!” To cap it all off, while he was nearly falling out the window of this fast-traveling vehicle, Kronus realized that the side of the road was lined with cactuses. Having never seen cactuses in person because he was from New Hampshire, Kronus began “marking out” and begging Kloss again, this time to stop the car so that he could get a better look: “Hey Kwoss, dose ah wike dose cactuses I saw in dose Speedy Gonzawez cawtoons!” In reality, the cactuses were tiny compared to the size of those that could be found in, for example, Africa, but Kronus was ecstatic just to be driving in such a setting. >>> Anybody who knew Kronus will tell you that he rarely wiped the blood off of his face until hours after his match. One time, there were some newspaper reporters backstage at an XPW show. That night, Kronus had been in a particularly violent match. He walked up to the reporters wearing a crimson mask, wiped the blood off his face so that it landed on the floor right in front of their feet, and walked off without saying a word. >>>When he was in XPW, Kronus would rarely, if ever, bring soap, conditioner, shampoo, or other bathing products because he knew that the other boys would have them. As a result, he would frequently bang on guys’ doors in the wee hours of the morning begging them to let him borrow these products! It goes without saying that Kronus had very abnormal sleeping hours compared to the average person. >>>Kronus also used to hit on Kristi Myst a lot, although admittedly, pretty much all of the XPW boys did that at one time or another. >>Kronus also did a non-sex bondage video (titled “Violence on Violence) with Nicole Bass in 2000 for Extreme Associates. The film featured Kronus getting his ass kicked by Bass as she threw him around the Extreme Associates warehouse. When she was first asked about doing the video, Bass demanded that Kronus get tested for HIV and STDs (and that he test negative) if she was going to do the video with him. Bass knew about Kronus’ partying reputation and was aware that he was expected to bleed in the video. To her surprise, Kronus tested negative. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Bass supposedly got $6,000 for that single video (as well as for most of the six other bondage films she did for Extreme Associates). That is more than just about anybody except for Jenna Jameson and XPW “Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job”’s own Ron Jeremy (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KF2BRGPB) makes in a film, and the part of this particular film that features Kronus and Bass came out to only about 15 minutes in length. There is no word on how much (or little) money Kronus made for “Violence on Violence.”] Kronus’ XPW run wrapped up without much explanation. It started after New Year’s Revolution in January 2002 which was shortly after his father had died. “You’re booked for the next show” would be the response whenever he called the Extreme Associates office when of course they had no plans of booking him, but would never say that straight out. Kronus was being blown off and of course he knew it. So, he packed his bags, said good bye to Cali, and returned to the East coast…permanently. [EDITOR’S NOTE: This is how most of the wrestlers (including Buddy Rose) were “let go of” by XPW.] As far as the cause of his death, it is no secret that Kronus was one of the most prolific partiers in the entire wrestling business. He did virtually every drug imaginable over the course of his career, among them OxyContin (his use of which was mentioned by Bruno Sammartino on the July 20 edition of Nancy Grace), Nubain, and especially somas. On at least one occasion, Kronus was seen purchasing OxyContin from The Sandman and buying bottles with 200 somas backstage from XPW’s resident drug dealer. Kronus told friends that he had used somas since the early stages of his wrestling career. Kronus was also seen sharing needles (Nubain) with Chris Candido at XPW shows. At times, he was yelled at for doing so. There is a rumor that one time Shane Douglas confronted Candido and Kronus in the locker room about this. Douglas admitted to myself that he confronted Candido and another wrestler at an XPW show about their using needles, but would not name the other wrestler. These are only the “wrestling drugs” that Kronus used; there are many recreational “street” drugs that Kronus took over the years as well. Kronus loved to drink alcohol as well. Kronus was well aware that drugs and alcohol taken together were a deadly combination. For that reason, around 2000-2002, he made vows to some of his close friends (one of whom was Balls Mahoney, and I believe New Jack was another.) that he would make a choice once and for all between alcohol or drugs and take one or take the other. I cannot help but suspect that he may have picked the latter. Having said all of this, it should come as no surprise that Kronus was deeper into wrestling’s drug scene than the large majority of wrestlers, and his passing is very likely another drug-related death. In fact, I would honestly be surprised if his death did NOT somehow involve such substances. Kronus was a partier and he had his demons. There is no getting around that fact. However, his personal life was a much different story. Kronus loved to go hunting in the mountains. Often Big Dick Dudley came along with him. It would be fitting for these two rugged outdoorsmen to now be enjoying heaven’s wildlife together. Even more important than Kronus’ relationship with his wrestling colleagues was his relationship with his family. His demons did NOT negatively affect his relationship with his son Gage. Kronus talked about this son whenever he was at a wrestling show, as well as during car rides with the “boys.” While a lot of his traveling buddies are obvious to fans (Axl, Sabu, Sandman, Candido, and Big Dick), one other guy who Kronus did a lot of traveling with while in XPW was Steve Rizzono. Kronus and Rizzono would make early-morning trips to the bank following just about every XPW show in order to cash their checks. Kronus talked about Gage constantly during these rides. One morning, Kronus was standing in Western Union with Rizzono. Kronus was wearing pajamas, a tank-top, Rizzono’s hat, and no shoes as he wrote a telegram to his son, accompanied by a check for a toy that his son desperately wanted for his birthday. The thought that he could not give Gage this gift in person (since he was on the road) made Kronus feel horrible. The best Kronus could do was send a check for it. At the same time, Kronus also wrote a check to his wife to help cover their mortgage. When Kronus messed up writing one of the checks, he shouted “FAAAAAACK!” at the top of his lungs. If one hadn’t guessed already, most of the customers instantly turned their heads toward Kronus as they wondered what on earth had happened for this behemoth to scream in such a manner. On this particular day, Kronus sent home one envelope to his wife that had money designated to help pay off their mortgage and a separate telegram which included a check (intended for the purchase of the particular toy) and a loving letter to his son. Kronus lived for that son. In fact, a friend of mine was told by Kronus at a 2002 indy show that the reason he was planning to get out of wrestling (at least temporarily) was more because he wanted to spend time with his son than because of injuries. According to an old edition of The Wrestling Lariat which can be found in the archives of rspw.org at Google Groups, Gage was born on April 18 or 19, 1998 to Kronus and his wife Stacy. The Wrestling Lariat stated that Stacy had married Kronus on the weekend of September 13, 1997. Kronus eventually got divorced from his wife. At the time of his death, Kronus had almost entirely removed himself from the wrestling business. He kept in contact with very few wrestling people for the last four or five years of his life. For instance, Axl Rotten, who was one of Kronus’ best friends dating all the way back to The Eliminators’ and The Bad Breed’s 1994 USWA stint, only got back in contact with him a few months ago. Kronus and Axl had previously lost touch with each other around early 2000 when XPW stopped booking Axl. I want to make it clear that I do not know what Kronus had been up to in the past five years. In fact, as indicated above, there are probably not many people outside of his family who do know this. I am only speaking here in reference to an approximately five-year period from early 1997 to late 2001. It should also be noted that with the exception of some specific anecdotes, most of what I have said here in regards to Kronus’ drug use is in fact already out in the open if you are able to read between the lines in shoot interviews where he has been a topic of discussion. When you think back on Kronus, please remember that he was more than just a backstage clown and also more than just a successful pro wrestler. Yes he partied, yes he drank, yes he did drugs, and yes he was definitely one of the funniest guys in the wrestling business. Kronus was damn proud to live on the edge of normality. However, beyond all of that, Kronus was like so many other fathers out there in the world who devote their lives to molding a better life for their kid(s). Gage’s commentary about his father at http://www.wrestlingobserver.com/wo/news/h...t.asp?aID=20270 indicates that Kronus was very successful in his fatherly obligations to his son. John Kronus brought innumerable amounts of laughs to those who knew him and gave his son every ounce of love in his body.
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    I have a long article up about John Kronus' life: http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...onusbarber.html
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    TNA Comments which don't warrant a thread

    TNA's OFFICIAL account has been banned from Youtube lololol (http://youtube.com/profile?user=TNAwrestling).
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    John Kronus found dead

    I've got an an article up looking at Kronus the person covering what he meant to a. his friends and b. his son. Lots of never-before-released ribs and stories. http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...onusbarber.html I hope that it answered some questions. When a wrestler has a history like Kronus does (and don't think I'm shitting on him because I'm not. He was one of my top five favorite wrestlers ever), the media has every right to speculate as Nancy did.
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    John Kronus found dead

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    John Kronus found dead

    Nancy Grace is as likely to mention XPW as Bill Clinton is likely to do a porno DVD with Hillary.
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    John Kronus found dead

    Here's Keller's erroneous report, calling Barely Legal "One Night Stand": - SEND US NEWS WWE News ETC. News: Former ECW tag champ, Eliminator John Kronus, found dead today By Wade Keller, Torch editor Jul 18, 2007, 20:30 Email This Article - Printer Friendly Page - Back to Main Listing Former ECW Tag Team Champion John Kronus was found dead in his girlfriend's apartment in New Hampshire today. He teamed with Perry Saturn, who went on to a singles career in WCW and the WWF after splitting with Kronus. Kronus also teamed with New Jack in ECW. He wrestled with Saturn on the first ECW PPV, "One Night Stand," in 1997, defeated The Dudleys to regain the ECW Tag Team Titles. Others on that PPV who are now dead are Pitbull II and Louie Spicolli (prelim match).
  23. LucharesuFan619

    John Kronus found dead

    Yes, Kronus was into pretty much every drug imaginable. I can tell you that with certainty. Honestly, I can't say I'm surprised at all. I had a feeling he was going to pass soon due to his sketchy history.
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    I'm interested in seeing what the video quality is like. I was somewhat disappointed by the video quality of some of the matches on After the Fall. You know the best part about the box-art? Carlito fucking Montana is on there, and his picture is bigger than most of the ex-ECW guys!