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There is a very interesting development in the works that I will have more info on in the next week.

 

I contacted Evan Karagias for an interview about XPW (he did 2 or three matches for them) but he wanted $100 so I said no.

 

I asked Justin Credible last night if he would do an interview but he just wanted to go back to the hotel so maybe another time (hopefully)...

 

I am trying to work something out with Tommy Dreamer although I don't think it will happen.

I would have given evan the cash only if he agreed to sing the 3 cout song :D seriously though he probbaly needs the money badly , weird youd think tna would have signed him already

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Believe it or not, some MORE drama just recently went down between Messiah and Lizzy Borden...

 

"Mr. XPW" Kristian Blood and Altar Boy Luke have officially joined the ranks of "XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job."

 

And last but not least...

 

Damien Steele has risen from the ashes...(no details...that's all I'll say for now)

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1999, a revolution began in Southern California. From then on, independent wrestling was never the same again. Go behind closed doors and hear the stories that Jasmin St. Claire, Messiah, and others don't want you to hear. Learn the true story of XPW, straight from those who lived it. Featuring shoot-style interviews with Shane Douglas, Jerry Lynn, Danzig bassist Josh Lazie, Chris Hamrick, and many, many others.

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Press release:

 

The Gospel according to “The Fallen Angel”---Xtreme-style

 

The editions of the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” retrospective that have already been printed can be read at http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...xpwhistory.html .

 

On July 8, Christopher Daniels granted an interview for the ongoing “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” historical retrospective. Chris wrestled Donovan Morgan on one an show in 1999 and was never seen again in the company. In prior interviews (see: a Wrestling Observer Live audiocast) where he was asked about his short stay in XPW, he did not elucidate upon it and instead would generally shrug it off. This time, however, Daniels finally set the record straight for the first time ever about that lone appearance many moons ago. How did he get involved XPW? Why didn’t he return to the promotion? Did he think that the “Messiah” character was a ripoff of the “Fallen Angel” persona? Plus a funny story involving himself, Chris Hamrick, and Kristi Myst.

 

That was just the beginning of the interview, though. Daniels got more and more blasts from the past thrown his way, as he took a step back to the mid-90’s when he first started making a name for himself on the So-Cal independent scene. Topics discussed included his runs in the Empire Wrestling Federation and the Impact Wrestling Federation as well as people he met along the way, such as Gary Key, Jesse Hernandez, Vinnie Massaro, Vic Grimes, and Kevin Kleinrock.

 

In a funny note, when asked about his memories of an often-forgotten 2003 match with Vic Grimes in the California Wrestling Alliance, Daniels responded “We had wanted to work with each other for awhile, and Vic was always out to prove he could wrestle and not just do hardcore. So he came up to me and he was like, ‘Hey Chris, let’s wrestle tonight.’ And I was like ‘Uhhh, ya, sure Vic, that’s what I do every night, man.’”

 

Likely the biggest blast from the past and certainly the most candid part of the interview was the part that focused on John Cena’s trainer and former-XPW Heavyweight Champion, “The Real Deal” Damien Steele. An old friend of Daniels from their UPW days together, Steele seemed to have everything going in his favor until he developed personal problems which negatively affected his wrestling career. Daniels was very candid about his relationship with Steele, his thoughts on Steele as a “worker,” the onset of Steele’s addictions and whether he (Daniels) saw them coming, and whether he thinks Steele could’ve been something special in wrestling had he kept his personal life in check.

 

During the course of the interview, several people made appearances including Low Ki (who sat by and listened in the entire interview’s length), Joel Gertner, April Hunter, Lacey, and Ron Zombie. In another funny moment, Jim Cornette and Ohio Valley Wrestling was being discussed and Chris was trying to remember the name of Cornette’s female disciple in OVW, so he kept asking “Who was Cornette’s girl in OVW?” but he couldn’t remember her name for the life of him. Someone mentioned “Bolin” and Chris looked at them, laughed, and was like, “Nah, Bolin is a guy.” [NOTE: Kenny Bolin is one of the main managers in OVW.] Finally Low Ki remembered and blurted it out - it was a chick named Synn. So Low Ki definitely knows his wrestling trivia quite well.

 

A special thanks goes out to Chris for being as down-to-earth and candid as he was during this interview. Chris is a professional in every sense of the word and his involvement in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is truly appreciated.

 

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For those who are not aware, “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is an ongoing historical retrospective which details the fascinating history of Rob Black’s XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling). Officially endorsed by adult film legend Ron Jeremy (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4D3BBUFY) as well as by pro wrestler/promoter/musician/radio host/magician Verne Langdon (http://www.traderverne.com/), the retrospective will go behind-closed-doors and detail everything one could ever want to know XPW. It will have a major focus on the more controversial aspects of XPW’s history, such as Rob Black’s friendship with Paul Heyman and where things went wrong between them, what exactly happened at the HeatWave 2000 riot, drug use in the XPW locker room, and the inside scoop on whether the wrestlers got sexual favors from the porn stars.

 

This is dirt that has never seen the light of day as it has been concealed among “the boys” since XPW existed. Find out what The Messiah doesn’t want you to know about his personal life and who else besides Rob Black had serious personal issues with him. Follow Josh Lazie as he tells stories of his experiences traveling all around the world with Sabu, including how they got jailed together in Mexico. Learn the stories that Jasmin St. Claire doesn’t want you to know about her history of harassing XPW wrestlers.

 

Plus, each person who did an interview (see the list below) was asked for their favorite/funniest John Kronus story. Kronus - a former-ECW Tag Team Champion as one half of “The Eliminators” with Perry Saturn - is known not only as being one of the most notorious ribbers in the wrestling business but also for doing crazy stuff to entertain “the boys,” and many of those humorous stories will be published in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job.”

 

Virtually every major wrestler who you could think of (with a few exceptions, albeit) who wrestled for or were associated with XPW have done extensive shoot interviews about their XPW runs and their comments will be incorporated into the retrospective to provide first-hand testimony. Everybody was asked about their opinion of how they got into XPW, their opinion of Rob Black and of Lizzy Borden, and of course more specific questions about their particular involvement in XPW, as well as their favorite party/road stories from XPW. The list of people who have done interviews so far include:

 

- “The Franchise” Shane Douglas

 

(made very candid comments about his relationships with Chris Candido, Terry Funk, Joey Styles, and Rob Black, about Candido’s drug use, about his [Douglas’] experience booking XPW’s East Coast run, and much more---for a full summary of Douglas’ interview, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...ages/xpwsd.html )

 

- Jerry Lynn

- Missy Hyatt

- Chris Hamrick

- Shark Boy

- “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels (the newest addition)

- Kevin Kleinrock (former-XPW VP)

- Josh Lazie (former-XPW Talent Relations Director, manager of Sabu, and ex-bassist for the world-famous band DANZIG---for a full summary of Lazie’s interview, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...s/xpwlazie.html )

- Kris Kloss

- Larry Rivera

- CZW promoter/wrestler John Zandig

- Verne Langdon (the trainer of Homeless Jimmy, Messiah, Dynamite D, Johnny Webb, Damien Steele, Angel, and others)

- Plus over 20 different wrestlers including - but not limited to - Kaos, GQ Money, Altar Boy Luke, Pogo the Clown, “White Trash” Johnny Webb, Dynamite D, Steve Rizzono, and tons of others

- Many more to be announced!

 

Those who were contacted for interviews about their XPW tenures but declined include:

 

- Sabu (did not want to do any sort of interviews regardless of pay)

- New Jack (no interest in talking about XPW)

- Justin Credible (his schedule was too busy)

- Evan Karagias (wanted $100 for an interview)

- The Messiah (wanted $200+ for an interview)

- Lizzy Borden (has moved on from wrestling and doesn’t wish to comment on it)

- Jasmin St. Claire (acted like a prima donna [read: Pre-Madonna], saying she was higher than doing wrestling interviews)

 

Although Lizzy Borden did not grant an interview, she was very helpful in supplying rare XPW footage and photographs which will be used to supplement the voluminous information that is presented in the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” retrospective.

 

WWE/ECW superstar Tommy Dreamer’s involvement in the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is unknown at this point. As recently as early July 2006, phone calls have been exchanged with Dreamer and he has expressed SOME interest in doing an interview about XPW for this retrospective. [NOTE: Dreamer did business with Rob Black in 1998 and even appeared - in a non-sex role - in one of Extreme Associates’s adult films.] However, there are several issues which complicate the matter, most notably Dreamer’s extremely busy schedule and his WWE/ECW contract. His involvement is up in the air at this point, although every measure possible is being taken to arrange an interview with Dreamer.

 

On a side note, XPW was mentioned in a veiled reference by Paul Heyman on a WWE/ECW show at Viking Hall show on June 24, 2005. In his emotional promo, Heyman said "I don't care what losers and wannabes and porno rejects have run here. I have been dying for five years to say we are home in the ECW Arena!”

 

To read the editions of “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” that have been printed up to this point, please visit:

 

http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...xpwhistory.html

 

Be sure to start at the bottom of that page, as the article at the top is the most recent chronologically and the last article is the first article chronologically (assuming you want to read them in chronological order, that is…if not, then dive right in!).

 

For any questions about the retrospective, please e-mail [email protected] Thanks for your interest.

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For now it is an ongoing internet exclusive in the form of articles, each focusing on a specific era of XPW's history. There is a web site in the works. I deally, I would like to publish it as a book but if that did happen it would not be for at least a couple years.

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Found this on Mytube, XPW TV Intro Video from 2001

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX44kAejjXQ&NR

 

 

XPW Music Video, Homemade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kndINpLT-Go...ted&search=

 

 

XPW Flying High Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gJm4NyRFlA...ted&search=

 

Kaos Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfBhMiYjU9k...ted&search=

 

good blast from the past

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XPW Video set to a song about XPW apprantly

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbiNu_tk5fI...ted&search=

 

 

XPW "My Bloody Valentine" 2003 Video (one of the last XPW shows probably right?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C-KddOoFew...ted&search=

 

 

Best of Mexicos Most Wanted Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8P2CMlNsO4...dcore%20tribute

 

Kaos vs Supreme Music Video (includes a shot of the fire incident)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLV_qSTlmU...dcore%20tribute

 

XPW TAG TEAMS video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4wlxhZm6KA...dcore%20tribute

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see in that tv intro clip you can see a shot of AXL carving up AXl with a fork, from the match I saw live in Ventura

 

anyhow wish I had a way to upload stuff as I have an XPW tv intro from 2002 set to "It's Gonna Be Me" from Nysnc on tape (during the period where Rob Black liked them and stuff on TV (before his "stroke") very weird to watch wrestlign clips set to nysnc music

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Somebody recomend me some XPW.

 

I've never seen anything other then spots here and there in home made music videos.

I think some dvds and videos are still floating out there on the net and some stores I have seen them in.

 

check amazon.com first

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You definitely can't go wrong with Hostile Takeover.

 

jericholic, I could really really use that nsync music video. Can you try to upload it to yousendit.com? You just plug in an e-mail address, then locate the file on your hard drive, and press Send and then when its done cut and paste the link it gives you here. Let me know if you have any trouble.

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Thanks man. I appreciate the interest.

 

PS - I see you posted this a minute before I posted my response here. Its quite a coincidence that I happened to post one minute after you did but I haven't been stalking this thread or anything like that, just happened to see that there was a new post in it.:)

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You definitely can't go wrong with Hostile Takeover.

 

jericholic, I could really really use that nsync music video. Can you try to upload it to yousendit.com? You just plug in an e-mail address, then locate the file on your hard drive, and press Send and then when its done cut and paste the link it gives you here. Let me know if you have any trouble.

I dont have a vcr right now though. gonna get one soon when I get paid

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XPW RETROSPECTIVE NEWS - TOMMY DREAMER UPDATE, INCLUDING A STRONG CONTENDER FOR 2 WORDS THAT WILL NEVER COME OUT OF TOMMY’S MOUTH AGAIN

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Saturday, August 19, 2006

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1. Tommy Dreamer update

2. Christopher Daniels interview preview

3. General information

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Tommy Dreamer update

 

I thought I would pass along an update on the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” retrospective. I know a lot of you readers have been awaiting details as to the reports that WWE/ECW star Tommy Dreamer has been contacted to comment on his dealings with Rob Black and Tom Byron, his cameo in the adult film “Whack Attack #5,” and the near-riot involving XPW at HeatWave 2000.

 

After playing phone tag with each other for the last few months, I did in fact recently have the opportunity to discuss with Tommy the possibility of his participating in the “XPW: Bleeding Was ONLY Half the Job” retrospective. As everyone knows, Tommy is under WWE/ECW contract and it is required that any interview (formal interview, at least) that he (or any other WWE talent) does be cleared with WWE executives in advance. Furthermore, as Tommy said himself, the WWE office wants to do everything it can to make sure that this new ECW venture succeeds, which means that the company is extremely selective as far as which ECW-related media interviews are cleared and which are not cleared.

 

In a funny note (because no XPW retrospective is complete without some humor, considering that that was what so many people loved about XPW TV), while we were speaking, Tommy was on the Internet simultaneously, Googling “Whack Attack 5” with the intent of finding the DVD for himself. He was finding results for “Whack Attack 5: BUTTHOLE BUFFET” and kept asking if that was the correct DVD, to which I kept saying, “I’m not sure; I think it’s just called ‘Whack Attack 5’ without any subtitle.” At that point, he joked “You’re writing the thing, you should know.” Finally, upon my mentioning that the DVD cover has an image of Ashlyn Gere, we concluded that Tommy WAS indeed looking at the correct product. Nonetheless, “butthole buffet” will remain a probable candidate for two words that will never come out of Tommy Dreamer’s mouth one after the other ever again.

 

While Tommy cannot OFFICIALLY endorse the “XPW: Bleeding Was ONLY Half the Job” (whereas porn legend Ron Jeremy WAS able to officially attach his name to it as an endorsement, seeing as how he is not under contract to any one company--see http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QKS44NTL

for that video clip) because he is under contract to WWE/ECW, Tommy did say that he wishes nothing but success for the “XPW: Bleeding Was ONLY Half the Job” and that he approves of any effort to promote indy wrestling. Dreamer also stated that while he “[appreciates] your wanting to include me in this project,” he doesn’t have too much good or bad to say about Black, Byron, or XPW (with the exception of the HeatWave 2000 incident).

 

My impression from speaking with Tommy is that it is not very likely that WWE will clear any formal interview, so as of this point, what he had to say in our limited conversations is the extent of Tommy Dreamer’s involvement in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job." Efforts, nonetheless, will continue to be made to set something up in the future. Regardless of the outcome, Tommy was very cordial during the discussion and his relative cooperation with the project thus far is appreciated.

 

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FLASHBACK: “Fallen Angel” blesses XPW retrospective

 

For those who were not yet aware, on July 8, Christopher Daniels granted an interview for the ongoing “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” historical retrospective. Chris wrestled Donovan Morgan on one an show in 1999 and was never seen again in the company. In prior interviews (see: a 2001 Wrestling Observer Live audiocast) where he was asked about his short stay in XPW, he did not elucidate upon it and instead would generally shrug it off. This time, however, Daniels finally set the record straight for the first time ever about that lone appearance many moons ago. How did he get involved with XPW? Why didn’t he return to the promotion? Did he think that the “Messiah” character was a ripoff of the “Fallen Angel” persona? Plus a funny story involving himself, Chris Hamrick, and Kristi Myst.

 

That was just the beginning of the interview, though. Daniels got more and more blasts from the past thrown his way, as he took a step back to the mid-90’s when he first started making a name for himself on the So-Cal independent scene. Topics discussed included his runs in the Empire Wrestling Federation and the Impact Wrestling Federation as well as people he met along the way, such as Gary Key, Jesse Hernandez, Vinnie Massaro, Vic Grimes, and Kevin Kleinrock.

 

In a funny note, when asked about his memories of an often-forgotten 2003 match with Vic Grimes in the California Wrestling Alliance, Daniels responded “We had wanted to work with each other for awhile, and Vic was always out to prove he could wrestle and not just do hardcore. So he came up to me and he was like, ‘Hey Chris, let’s wrestle tonight.’ And I was like ‘Uhhh, ya, sure Vic, that’s what I do every night, man.’”

 

Likely the biggest blast from the past and certainly the most candid part of the interview was the discussion that focused on John Cena’s trainer and former-XPW Heavyweight Champion, “The Real Deal” Damien Steele. An old friend of Daniels from their UPW days together, Steele seemed to have everything going in his favor until he developed personal problems which negatively affected his wrestling career. Daniels was very candid about his relationship with Steele, his thoughts on Steele as a “worker,” the onset of Steele’s addictions and whether he (Daniels) saw them coming, and whether he thinks Steele could’ve been something special in wrestling had he kept his personal life in check.

 

During the course of the interview, several people made appearances including Low Ki (who sat by and listened in the entire interview’s length), Joel Gertner, April Hunter, Lacey, and Ron Zombie. In another funny moment, Jim Cornette and Ohio Valley Wrestling was being discussed and Chris was trying to remember the name of Cornette’s female disciple in OVW, so he kept asking “Who was Cornette’s girl in OVW?” but he couldn’t remember her name for the life of him. Someone mentioned “Bolin” and Chris looked at them, laughed, and was like, “Nah, Bolin is a guy.” [NOTE: Kenny Bolin is one of the main managers in OVW.] Finally Low Ki remembered and blurted it out - it was a chick named Synn. So Low Ki definitely knows his wrestling trivia quite well.

 

A special thanks goes out to Chris for being as down-to-earth and candid as he was during this interview. Chris is a professional in every sense of the word and his involvement in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is truly appreciated.

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

“XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is an ongoing historical retrospective which details the fascinating history of Rob Black’s XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling). Officially endorsed by adult film legend Ron Jeremy (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QKS44NTL) as well as by pro wrestler / promoter / trainer / musician / radio host / magician Verne Langdon (http://www.vernelangdon.com/), the retrospective will go behind-closed-doors and detail everything one could ever want to know about XPW.

 

Best of all, the retrospective will be told from the accounts of the people who were there to live the XPW experience, among them Shane Douglas, Jerry Lynn, Missy Hyatt, and tens of others. The retrospective will have a major focus on the more controversial aspects of XPW’s history, such as Rob Black’s friendships with Paul Heyman and Buh Buh Ray Dudley and where exactly the negotiations with ECW went wrong, what exactly happened at the HeatWave 2000 riot, drug use in the XPW locker room, and the inside scoop on whether or not the wrestlers got sexual favors from the porn stars.

 

As evidenced by the involvement of such world-famous entertainers as Ron Jeremy, Shane Douglas, and Tommy Dreamer, “XPW: Bleeding WAS Only HALF the Job” is devoted to going all-out in its objective of bringing readers dirt that and has been concealed among “the boys” since XPW existed and - until now - has never seen the light of day . Find out what The Messiah doesn’t want his fans to know about his personal life and his former-relationship with Rob Black and Lizzy Borden. Follow Josh Lazie as he tells stories of his experiences traveling all around the world with Sabu, including how they got jailed together in Mexico (as well as how El Hijo del Santo played into the story). Learn the stories that Jasmin St. Claire doesn’t want you to know about her history of harassing XPW wrestlers. Get the inside scoops on the roles that Hayabusa, Bruce Hart, and Atsushi Onita, played in XPW.

 

Plus, each person who did an interview (see the list below) was asked for their favorite/funniest John Kronus story. Kronus - a former-ECW Tag Team Champion as one half of “The Eliminators” with Perry Saturn - is known not only as being one of the most notorious ribbers in the wrestling business but also for doing crazy stuff to entertain “the boys,” and many of those humorous drugs, sex, and alcohol-related stories will be published in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job.”

 

Virtually every major wrestler who you could think of (with a few exceptions, albeit) who wrestled for or were directly associated with XPW have done extensive shoot interviews about their XPW runs and their comments will be incorporated into the retrospective with the purpose of providing first-hand testimony. Everybody was asked about their opinion of how they got into XPW, their opinion of Rob Black and of Lizzy Borden, and then of course more specific questions about their particular involvement in XPW, as well as their favorite party/road stories from XPW.

 

The list of people who have done interviews so far include:

 

- “The Franchise” SHANE DOUGLAS

 

(made very candid comments on a number of different subjects---for a full summary of what Douglas discussed, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...ages/xpwsd.html )

 

- Jerry Lynn

- Missy Hyatt

- Chris Hamrick

- Shark Boy

- “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels (the newest addition)

- Kevin Kleinrock (former-XPW VP)

- Josh Lazie (former-XPW Talent Relations Director, manager of Sabu, and ex-bassist for the world-famous band DANZIG---for a full summary of what Lazie discussed, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...s/xpwlazie.html )

- Kris Kloss

- Larry Rivera

- CZW promoter/wrestler John Zandig

- Verne Langdon (the trainer of Homeless Jimmy, Messiah, Dynamite D, Johnny Webb, Damien Steele, Angel, and others)

- Plus over 20 different wrestlers including - but not limited to - Kaos, GQ Money, Altar Boy Luke, Pogo the Clown, “White Trash” Johnny Webb, Dynamite D, Steve Rizzono, and tons of others

- Many more to be announced!

 

Those who were contacted for interviews about their XPW tenures but declined include:

 

- Sabu (did not want to do any sort of interview regardless of pay---said he would not do the interview even if he were to be paid $5,000)

- New Jack (no interest in talking about XPW)

- Justin Credible (did not give any reason)

- Evan Karagias (wanted $100 for an interview)

- The Messiah (wanted $200+ for an interview)

- ***Lizzy Borden (has moved on from wrestling and doesn’t wish to comment on it)

- Jasmin St. Claire (acted like a prima donna [read: Pre-Madonna], saying she was higher than doing wrestling interviews)

 

***Although Lizzy Borden did not grant an interview, she was very helpful in supplying rare XPW footage and photographs which will be used to supplement the voluminous information that is presented in the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” retrospective.

 

WWE/ECW star Tommy Dreamer’s involvement or non-involvement in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is - as of this point - undecided.

 

More and more people who were formerly associated with XPW continue to be contacted for interviews and updates will be given if anyone noteworthy agrees to get involved.

 

On a side note, XPW was mentioned in a veiled reference by Paul Heyman on a WWE/ECW show at Viking Hall show on June 24, 2006. In his emotional promo, Heyman said "I don't care what losers and wannabes and porno rejects have run here. I have been dying for five years to say we are home in the ECW Arena!”

 

To read the editions of “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” that have been printed up to this point, please visit:

 

http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...xpwhistory.html

 

Be sure to start at the bottom of that page, as the article at the top is the most recent chronologically and the last article is the first article chronologically (assuming you want to read them in chronological order, that is…if not, then dive right in!).

 

For any questions about the retrospective, please e-mail [email protected] Also e-mail that address if you wish to be added to the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” mailing list. Thanks for your interest.

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http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/news/dreamerprosthleg

 

Kicking it old school

By Craig Tello

September 27, 2006

 

At an ECW live event in Pine Bluff, Ark., Sunday, ECW Original Tommy Dreamer kicked it old school when he borrowed a prosthetic leg from a member of the audience to use in his Extreme Rules Match against Test. (Watch the ECW.com exclusive video)

 

Towards the beginning of the match, one raging ECW enthusiast caught Dreamer’s eye. The rabid ECW fan had pulled off his prosthetic leg and was waving it around.

 

“He was screaming ‘use my leg!’ ” Dreamer recalled. “He threw it to me and I caught it in mid air,” Dreamer went on. “I started stomping Test down with it, then I choked Test with the prosthetic foot. The place came unglued and started chanting ‘ECW.’ It was kind of an old, crazy ECW moment.”

 

While a prosthetic arm was once volunteered and used at an ECW show several years ago, this was the first time a prosthetic leg has been used as a weapon.

 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

“XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is an independently-produced, ongoing historical retrospective which details the fascinating history of Rob Black’s XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling). Officially endorsed by adult film legend Ron Jeremy ( http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QKS44NTL ) as well as by pro wrestler / promoter / trainer / musician / radio host / magician Verne Langdon (http://www.vernelangdon.com/), the retrospective will go behind-closed-doors and detail everything one could ever want to know about XPW.

 

Best of all, the retrospective will be told from the accounts of the people who were there to live the XPW experience, among them Shane Douglas, Jerry Lynn, Missy Hyatt, and tens of others. The retrospective will have a major focus on the more controversial aspects of XPW’s history, such as Rob Black’s friendships with Paul Heyman and Buh Buh Ray Dudley and where exactly the negotiations with ECW went wrong, what exactly happened at the HeatWave 2000 riot, drug use in the XPW locker room, and the inside scoop on whether or not the wrestlers got sexual favors from the porn stars.

 

As evidenced by the involvement of such world-famous entertainers as Ron Jeremy, Shane Douglas, and Tommy Dreamer, “XPW: Bleeding WAS Only HALF the Job” is devoted to going all-out in its objective of bringing readers dirt that and has been concealed among “the boys” since XPW existed and - until now - has never seen the light of day. Find out what The Messiah doesn’t want his fans to know about his personal life and his former-relationship with Rob Black and Lizzy Borden. Follow Josh Lazie as he tells stories of his experiences traveling all around the world with Sabu, including how they got jailed together in Mexico (as well as how El Hijo del Santo played into the story). Learn the stories that Jasmin St. Claire doesn’t want you to know about her history of harassing XPW wrestlers. Get the inside scoops on the roles that Hayabusa, Bruce Hart, and Atsushi Onita, played in XPW.

 

Plus, each person who did an interview (see the list below) was asked for their favorite/funniest John Kronus story. Kronus - a former-ECW Tag Team Champion as one half of “The Eliminators” with Perry Saturn - is known not only as being one of the most notorious ribbers in the wrestling business but also for doing crazy stuff to entertain “the boys,” and many of those humorous drugs, sex, and alcohol-related stories will be published in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job.”

 

Virtually every major wrestler who you could think of (with a few exceptions, albeit) who wrestled for or were directly associated with XPW have done extensive shoot interviews about their XPW runs and their comments will be incorporated into the retrospective with the purpose of providing first-hand testimony. Everybody was asked about their opinion of how they got into XPW, their opinion of Rob Black and of Lizzy Borden, and then of course more specific questions about their particular involvement in XPW, as well as their favorite party/road stories from XPW.

 

The list of people who have done interviews so far include:

 

- “The Franchise” SHANE DOUGLAS

 

(made very candid comments on a number of different subjects---for a full summary of what Douglas discussed, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...ages/xpwsd.html )

 

- Jerry Lynn

- Missy Hyatt

- Chris Hamrick

- Shark Boy

- “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels (the newest addition)

- Kevin Kleinrock (former-XPW VP)

- Josh Lazie (former-XPW Talent Relations Director, manager of Sabu, and ex-bassist for the world-famous band DANZIG---for a full summary of what Lazie discussed, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...s/xpwlazie.html )

- Kris Kloss

- Larry Rivera

- CZW promoter/wrestler John Zandig

- Verne Langdon (the trainer of Homeless Jimmy, Messiah, Dynamite D, Johnny Webb, Damien Steele, Angel, and others)

- Plus over 20 different wrestlers including - but not limited to - Kaos, GQ Money, Altar Boy Luke, Pogo the Clown, “White Trash” Johnny Webb, Dynamite D, Steve Rizzono, and tons of others

- Many more to be announced!

 

Those who were contacted for interviews about their XPW tenures but declined include:

 

- Sabu (did not want to do any sort of interview regardless of pay---said he would not do the interview even if he were to be paid $5,000)

- New Jack (no interest in talking about XPW)

- Justin Credible (did not give any reason)

- Evan Karagias (wanted $100 for an interview)

- The Messiah (wanted $200+ for an interview)

- ***Lizzy Borden (has moved on from wrestling and doesn’t wish to comment on it)

- Jasmin St. Claire (acted like a prima donna [read: Pre-Madonna], saying she was higher than doing wrestling interviews)

 

***Although Lizzy Borden did not grant an interview, she was very helpful in supplying rare XPW footage and photographs which will be used to supplement the voluminous information that is presented in the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” retrospective.

 

WWE/ECW star Tommy Dreamer’s involvement or non-involvement in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is - as of this point - undecided.

 

More and more people who were formerly associated with XPW continue to be contacted for interviews and updates will be given if anyone noteworthy agrees to get involved.

 

On a side note, XPW was mentioned in a veiled reference by Paul Heyman on a WWE/ECW show at Viking Hall show on June 24, 2006. In his emotional promo, Heyman said "I don't care what losers and wannabes and porno rejects have run here. I have been dying for five years to say we are home in the ECW Arena!”

 

To read the editions of “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” that have been printed up to this point, please visit:

 

http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...xpwhistory.html

 

Be sure to start at the bottom of that page, as the article at the top is the most recent chronologically and the last article is the first article chronologically (assuming you want to read them in chronological order, that is…if not, then dive right in!).

 

For any questions about the retrospective, please e-mail [email protected]. Also e-mail that address if you wish to be added to the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” mailing list. Thanks for your interest.

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MAJOR NEW ADDITIONS TO “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job,” including TOMMY DREAMER

 

Devon “Crowbar” Storm and former-NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ron “The Truth” Killings (K-Kwik in the WWF), recently did interviews for the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” historical retrospective.

 

Also involved with “XPW: Bleeding Was ONLY Half the Job” are world-famous athletes and entertainers such as ECW’s TOMMY DREAMER, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, and the one and only king of adult films himself, Ron Jeremy.

 

In this update you will:

 

<<have your interest peaked (hopefully) about what Devon Storm had to say about XPW and other subjects in his interview

<<see exclusive video footage of Ron Killings antagonizing wrestling fans in a way that only he can

<<laugh when you read a story about Ron Killings

<<find out the two words least likely to come out of Tommy Dreamer’s mouth Dreamer ever again

 

DEVON STORM INTERVIEW

 

During his interview, Devon Storm (Crowbar in WCW) discussed very candidly his 2002-2003 XPW run, including - but not limited to - topics such as his thoughts on Rob Black and Lizzy Borden, his XPW gimmicks (“Judas” and later “Salem”), he and Altar Boy Luke’s storyline that was developing in XPW, the role of religion in his real-life, and his relationships with Shane Douglas, Altar Boy Luke, Vic Grimes, and Daffney (Lucy). Perhaps the most insightful part of the interview was Storm’s commentary about his late friend, Jerry Tuite (The Wall/Malice/SNUFF).

 

FULL SUMMARY OF RON KILLINGS INTERVIEW

 

Ron Killings wrestled two matches in XPW, both of which were tag team matches. He was paired with Shalid Jihad and Raphael Mohammed to form The New Panthers, which were based on the real-life Black Panthers group. Killings did not like the gimmick itself, but he had a fun time wrestling people such as Pogo the Clown, Damian 666, and Halloween. At the hotel and on the road, he hung out primarily with The Sandman, Chris Hamrick, Steve Rizzono, and Pogo, and although he only had two matches, Killings holds the claim to fame for cutting one of the funniest promos in the history of XPW. Mercilessly, he ripped into the XPW fans at Liberty or Death in ways that must be seen to be believed, and up until now has yet to be released publicly. As special thanks to you Xtreme supporters of “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job,” here is the fancam version of “Ron Killings: How to Bond and Make Friends with XPW Fans.”

 

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L1VJ4FVQ (special thanks to Slava Siderman for the footage)

 

Killings’ interview focused on Liberty or Death and Baptized in Blood 2: Night of Champions, the two XPW shows which he was a part of. Killings does not recall who contacted him about becoming a part of XPW, but he was very positive about everybody who he met while a part of it. He never had a problem with bosses Rob Black, Tom Byron or Kevin Kleinrock (“I love Kevin.”). He never had any of his checks bounce, unlike some wrestlers in XPW. Killings said that there were plans to continue bringing him back to XPW and move him away from The Black Panthers so that he became more of a singles wrestler, but for whatever reason he did not return after the two shows. Some people have claimed that Killings was booked for XPW’s first show on the East Coast, Hostile Takeover; Killings says he was never booked.

 

On a side note, an interesting tidbit about Killings is that he is such a bad driver that his name is on an actual list with over 20 rental car agencies throughout the United States which forbids him to use a rental car to get around while on the road, because he has either crashed, totaled, damaged, or lit on fire so many rental cars in the past. Steve Rizzono told a story of how he, Hamrick, and Killings were driving in California one time on the day of an XPW show. Killings was behind the wheel and Rizzono says that he feared for his life.

 

TOMMY DREAMER TALKS XPW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

 

WWE employee and “ECW on Sci Fi” superstar TOMMY DREAMER recently became arguably the most well-known wrestling superstar to get involved in the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” historical retrospective. For the first time EVER, Dreamer talked about his adult film cameo (“Whack Attack 5” - also featuring “Brother” Buh Buh Ray Dudley and Alex “Big Dick Dudley” Rizzo).

 

In a funny note (because no XPW retrospective is complete without some humor, considering that that was what so many people loved about XPW TV), while we were speaking, Tommy was on the Internet simultaneously Googling “Whack Attack 5” with the intent of finding the DVD for himself. He was finding results for “Whack Attack 5: BUTTHOLE BUFFET” and kept asking if that was the correct DVD, to which I kept saying, “I’m not sure; I think it’s just called ‘Whack Attack 5’ without any subtitle.” At that point, he joked “You’re writing the thing, you should know.” Finally, upon my mentioning that the DVD cover has an image of Ashlyn Gere, Tommy and I came to the conclusion that he WAS indeed looking at the correct product. Nonetheless, “butthole buffet” will remain a probable candidate for two words that will never come out of Tommy Dreamer’s mouth one after the other, in succession, ever again.

 

While Tommy’s WWE contract does not allow him to OFFICIALLY endorse the “XPW: Bleeding Was ONLY Half the Job” (whereas porn legend Ron Jeremy WAS able to officially attach his name to it as an endorsement, seeing as how he is not under contract to any one company--see http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QKS44NTL for his endorsement video) because he is under contract to WWE/ECW, Tommy did say that he approves of any effort to promote indy wrestling. Tommy did not comment on the HeatWave 2000 incident. The insight that Tommy contributed to “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is EXTREMEly appreciated. Tommy Dreamer can be seen each Tuesday evening on the Sci Fi Channel.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

“XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is an independently-produced, ongoing historical retrospective which details in extraordinary depth the fascinating history of Rob Black’s XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling). Officially endorsed by adult film legend Ron Jeremy ( http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KF2BRGPB ) as well as by pro wrestler / promoter / trainer / musician / radio host / magician Verne Langdon (http://www.vernelangdon.com/), the retrospective will go behind-closed-doors and detail everything one could ever want to know about XPW.

 

The Objective

 

The phrase, “to leave no stone unturned,” is very common nowadays--so common, in fact, that it is often exaggerated. When “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” vows to leave no stone unturned, it is not exaggerating. On the contrary, “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is intent on bringing readers dirt that has been concealed among “the boys” since XPW existed and - until now - has never seen the light of day. This fact is evidenced by the involvement of such world-famous entertainers as Ron Jeremy, Shane Douglas, and Tommy Dreamer in the project. “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” has all of the necessary resources at its disposal and plans to use those resources with the purpose of bringing to the reader the roller-coaster experience that was XPW.

 

The Content

 

With over 30 people contributing exclusive comments, it is impossible to do the retrospective’s content justice, but readers can expect a major focus on the more controversial aspects of XPW’s history, such as Rob Black’s friendships with Paul Heyman and Buh Buh Ray Dudley and where exactly the negotiations with ECW went wrong, what exactly happened at the HeatWave 2000 riot, drug use in the XPW locker room, and the inside scoop on whether or not the wrestlers got sexual favors from the porn stars.

 

Find out what The Messiah doesn’t want his fans to know about his personal life and his former-relationship with Rob Black and Lizzy Borden. Follow Josh Lazie as he tells stories of his experiences traveling all around the world with Sabu, including how they got jailed together in Mexico (as well as how El Hijo del Santo played into the story). Learn the stories that Jasmin St. Claire doesn’t want you to know about her history of harassing XPW wrestlers. Get the inside scoops on the roles that Hayabusa, Bruce Hart, and Atsushi Onita, played in XPW.

 

Plus, each person who did an interview (see the list below) was asked for their favorite/funniest John Kronus story. Kronus - a former-ECW Tag Team Champion as one half of “The Eliminators” with Perry Saturn - is known not only as being one of the most notorious ribbers in the wrestling business but also for doing crazy stunts with the purpose of entertaining “the boys.” Many of these humorous drugs, sex, and alcohol-related stories will be published in “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job.”

 

The Wrestlers

 

The best part about “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” is that it will be told from the accounts of the people who were there to live the XPW experience, among them Tommy Dreamer, Shane Douglas, Jerry Lynn, Missy Hyatt, and tens of others.

 

Virtually every major wrestler who you could think of who wrestled for or were directly associated with XPW have done extensive shoot interviews about his or her XPW runs and their comments will be incorporated into the retrospective with the purpose of providing first-hand testimony. Everybody was asked about their opinion of how they got into XPW, their opinion of Rob Black and of Lizzy Borden, and then of course more specific questions about their particular involvement in XPW, as well as their favorite party/road stories from XPW.

 

The list of people who have done interviews so far include:

 

<<WWE/ECW superstar TOMMY DREAMER

<<“The Franchise” SHANE DOUGLAS

 

(made very candid comments on a number of different subjects---for a full summary of what Douglas discussed, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...ages/xpwsd.html )

 

<<Jerry Lynn

<<Missy Hyatt

<<Chris Hamrick

<<Ron “The Truth” Killings

<<Devon Storm (a.k.a. Crowbar)

<<“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels

<<Shark Boy

<<Gary Yap

<<Kevin Kleinrock (former-XPW VP)

<<Josh Lazie (former-XPW Talent Relations Director, manager of Sabu, and ex-bassist for the world-famous band DANZIG---for a full summary of what Lazie discussed, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...s/xpwlazie.html )

<<Kris Kloss

<<Larry Rivera

<<CZW promoter/wrestler John Zandig

<<Verne Langdon (the trainer of Homeless Jimmy, Messiah, Dynamite D, Johnny Webb, Damien Steele, Angel, and others)

<<Plus over 20 different wrestlers including - but not limited to - Kaos, GQ Money, Altar Boy Luke, Pogo the Clown, “White Trash” Johnny Webb, Dynamite D, Steve Rizzono, and tons of others

Many more to be announced!

 

Those who were contacted for interviews about their XPW tenures but declined include:

 

<<Sabu (did not want to do any sort of interview regardless of pay---said he would not do the interview even if he were to be paid $5,000)

<<New Jack (no interest in talking about XPW)

<<Evan Karagias (wanted $100 for an interview)

<<The Messiah (wanted $200+ for an interview)

<<***Lizzy Borden (has moved on from wrestling and doesn’t wish to comment on it)

<<Jasmin St. Claire (acted like a prima donna [read: Pre-Madonna], saying she was higher than doing wrestling interviews)

 

***Although Lizzy Borden did not grant an interview, she was very helpful in supplying rare XPW footage and photographs which will be used to supplement the voluminous information that is presented in the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” retrospective.

 

More and more people who were formerly associated with XPW continue to be contacted for interviews and updates will be given if anyone noteworthy agrees to get involved.

 

In addition, “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job”’s narrative/written content will be *supplemented* by previously unreleased video footage, photographs, and other exclusive multimedia.

 

To read the editions of “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” that have been printed up to this point, please visit:

 

http://www.declarationofindependents.net/d...xpwhistory.html

 

 

Be sure to start at the bottom of that page, as the article at the top is the most recent chronologically and the last article is the first article chronologically (assuming you want to read them in chronological order, that is…if not, then dive right in!).

 

For any questions about the retrospective, please e-mail [email protected] Also e-mail that address if you wish to be added to the “XPW: Bleeding Was Only HALF the Job” mailing list. Thanks for your interest.

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