A Big Weekend Ahead for Future Stars of Wrestling – Vegas Seven

This week, my job for Vegas Seven is to explain why wrestling fans should be excited about what Future Stars of Wrestling is doing this weekend:

Future Stars of Wrestling, the Las Vegas-based grappling promotion that features both local and national talent kicks off its Inaugural Wrestling Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday May 19. Following that nod to the past, it delves into the future with night of action-packed wrestling at Sam’s Town Live.

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There is nothing more fun than hearing wrestlers talk about wrestling. At least for me right now. It is a pleasure to interview people who speak concisely and vividly about what they intend to do and why people should care.

Live Out Your Dreams in the Ring at Fantasy Slam Wrestling – Vegas Seven

This was a fascinating story to write. With the growth of fantasy camps for just about everything, it was probably only a matter of time before one sprung up for professional wrestling. It has, and it’s in Las Vegas:

And that’s why you’re all in a small but professional studio in a generic industrial space off Patrick Lane this morning. You are at the latest class in Fantasy Slam Wrestling, the kind of only-in-Vegas attraction the town needs to keep its edge these days.

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To research this, I hung around for a seminar with Sinn, D’Lo, and Jake. Quite the experience, to say the least. Great energy from everyone there, and I felt like I picked up a lot of valuable advice even though I’m not a wrestler and was just watching. Cool stuff, and if you like wrestling and want to get a taste of the action, this could be a lot of fun for you.

ROH Stars on 15th Anniversary Show in Vegas Seven

If you’re a Ring of Honor fan, you should like this. In advance of this Friday’s PPV and Saturday’s TV Tapings, I’ve got interviews with three prominent ROH personalities: Adam Cole, the reigning ROH champion; Christopher Daniels, his challenger; and Joe Koff, ROH COO:

On March 10, the company, which bills itself as providing “the best wrestling on the planet,” is holding its 15th anniversary show. Available on pay-per-view for those who can’t make it to Boulder Highway, the show’s main event will feature “Almighty” Christopher Daniels, who wrestled in the first main event of the first Ring of Honor card, squaring off against world champion Adam Cole. Should Daniels prevail, the “Ring General” will capture his first ROH world championship.

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Here are the links to the interviews

Adam Cole

Christopher Daniels

Joe Koff

Three very different personalities, to say the least. It was great to ask each of them (roughly) seven questions and get their very different perspectives on this weekend.

Each of the three had one thing in common, though: a deep, deep passion for wrestling. These guys absolutely love what they do, and it shows.

If you are in Las Vegas, I highly recommend checking out ROH this weekend at Sam’s Town. And if you’ve got time on Sunday, FSW is running a show there that is sure to be excellent as well.

So far we’ve had a WWE event that saw Bayley capture her first women’s championship and the heartbreaking end to Chris Jericho’s Festival of Friendship. ROH is putting on two solid nights this week, and FSW and other local organizations are showing great talent too. It is shaping up to be a very good year for professional wrestling fans in Las Vegas.

Future Stars of Wrestling’s High Octane Is an Intimate Spectacle – Vegas Seven

Last Sunday I went to see FSW wrestling. I wrote about it for Vegas Seven. Here it is:

It’s the kind of place that’s common enough around the Valley: a multi-use industrial space in a lowkey warehouse complex, maybe 50 feet across and 100 deep. But this isn’t an auto body shop or scooter wholesale dealer: it’s the FSW Arena, a place where, tonight, dreams happen.

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As you can tell from the article, I really enjoyed the show. It’s challenging to write about–as you can see, words completely failed me for the main event–which makes covering it that much more fun. Barring the unexpected, I’ll be at the February 25 show, so expect to read more.

Future Stars of Wrestling Provides Affordable, Visceral Family Entertainment – Vegas Seven

Last weekend, I attended a Future Stars of Wrestling show. It was a ton of fun, so I wrote it up for a Vegas Seven online exclusive:

Future Stars of Wrestling is a Las Vegas-based promotion that has been running shows since 2009, and currently hosts cards in its own venue and at the Silverton. At the January 28 Silverton show, general admission tickets ran $15 each, plus taxes and fees. That is an excellent entertainment value in the shadow of the Strip, where a 90-minute show might run several times that.

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I hope I was able to do everyone involved justice. Thinking more about it, what I liked best about this show was that it had a little of everything I like in wrestling–high flying stuff, impressive moves, power, and comedy. If the entire night was yoginis fighting hipsters, I probably would have gotten bored, just like if it was just guys flipping around and hitting their finishers for 20 minutes.

To me, this is where pro wrestling is far superior to Cirque (for me, at least). Not taking anything away from the incredible talent Cirque performers have, but my usual experience of seeing a show is I’m amazed at the acrobatics for the five minutes. Then I get desensitized to it, and by a half-hour in I’m kind of bored. But in wrestling, if one match is something I’m not a fan of (brawling or deathmatch stuff, for example), it’ll be over soon and someone else will be out.

I’ll be going to as many of these shows as I can.