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(no subject) [Jun. 8th, 2011|09:47 pm]
HAROLD POOTER
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Wow I cannot believe I still remember my password for this. Live journal is making a come back. I promise you that.

So much has happened since I've last updated. I am engaged to the absolute love of my life. I am shocked at how things turned out. She truly understands me and really appreciates all I do for her! We have so much fun together. I never thought I would be at this point in life. I am so fortunate that I met her!

I have a real job. One where I can retire from. It pays nice and it's always interesting.

I wrestle on occasion. My body is beat up and I'm tired. Its hard to travel anymore. Gas is too expensive and there is always someone willing to work for next to nothing instead of using someone with 10 years of experience.

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Quickie, but goodie [Aug. 10th, 2008|03:12 pm]
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So I got a new job. I am finally out of hell, and getting some guaranteed hours which means steady money. So far, its hectic, but I am happy about it.

The real life is actually getting really exciting. I always look forward to spending time with simply the greatest girl I have ever met. There is never a dull moment.

Wrestling is still going well, with the exception of some douche bags that think they know everything.

When I broke into professional wrestling, it was a privilege to step foot inside a wrestling ring. You had to set up the ring, chairs, entrance ways, guard rails, rip tickets, work the front door, be the dj, ring the bell, take the ring jackets back, take pictures, or any misc. jobs that the promoter, or your trainer had you doing before you would have a chance at working a show. This was something you did because you respected the business and the sport of professional wrestling. Today, people take everything for granted. They think because they are on shows, they do not have to help out. Sure you cannot drag everyone out and make them help out, but it will catch up to them in the end, when a guy who may not be the best worker gets a huge push because he has heart and desire!

I remember setting up dozens of shows before I had my first show. From that point on, I continued to do so because of my respect for each individual show. I still feel that way today. If there isn't someone willing to break their back getting the setting up in order, there wouldn't be a show to work that evening.

Today, there are so many disrespectful idiots who think they are professional wrestlers because they work a couple of shows who because they knew a guy, who knew a guy, who was trained by a pro wrestler decided to "train" them.

What qualifies you as a trainer these days? I have been heavily involved with pro wrestling for 7 years now. Do I feel as though I've learned enough to open my own school to begin teaching, absolutely not! I learn so much, as I go along. I didn't just go out and buy a pair of wrestling boots and boom I'm a wrestler. Why is it that guys who have less than 5 years in, are the guys training these days? Why do they wonder why none of their "students" have any respect for the business. Probably because they weren't trained properly in that department.

I am not claiming to be the poster child for respect here, because I have made my mistakes in the past. I drank from the wrong Kool-aid at one point. However, I learned from my errors and have busted my ass the last 5 years to make up for it.

To sum everything up in a nutshell... I have been out of high school for about 4 years now, (i know some of you have been out of school for a long time). Why do you still act like you are in high school? Grow up and be fucking men!
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RON...RON....RON! [Apr. 30th, 2008|09:51 pm]
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It has been almost two months now, and I have dedicated myself to getting myself in better shape. I have lifted three times a week in that two months. However, in the last week, I have myself a partner who is also dedicated himself. Its cool to have someone else to work out with, because you push each other to succeed.

How about these Pens? They are on a roll. Can we see another sweep? I know I am guilty of this, but I "hate" the other team no matter who they are, when the Pens play. But you never want to hear about someone getting seriously hurt. I will tip my hat to Shawn Avery for continuing to play after taking a brutal hit, only to find out several hours later that he had a ruptured spleen.

Speaking of hockey... Who wants to play? Seriously... There has been much talk about playing. I have recently bought an awesome net. I set it up today and was playing for a while outside with some peeps.

Wrestling has been going well. I have taken a few extra bookings outside the area. Sunday I make my return to Cleveland for CAPW, I am excited! Next week is Luchacore, should be a blast to road trip with my boys! Super Indy was last week, I thought everyone stepped up and put on a hell of a wrestling filled evening.

Until next time...
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A blog from my Myspace [Apr. 16th, 2008|07:13 pm]
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Lately, I have been thinking so much about what I really want to do within pro wrestling. I am entering my 7th year as a Referee (may 26th if you want to be technical).

This past weekend I had the most amazing moment. It was in Franklin, for A Night of Legends 2008.

When I broke into Pro Wrestling, I never dreamed of half of the matches that I was apart of, or the guys I had a pleasure of being in the ring with. I owe a lot of thanks to those who helped mold me into what I am today.

Anyway. Colter and I planned on breaking out the blue/white shirt and bowtie's for the event (i think it was only fitting that we did so). On my way to the ring during the one match, it really hit me, how HUGE this match truely was. Chuck Roberts begins making his introductions, then the music hit. Out come the Barbarian, (who I believe should still have a job today!) and Warlord with Mayor Mystery. These two powerhouse's made it in the ring. Then the Demolition's music hit and out came Ax and Smash with Temptress! During the match, you could just hear the geniune excitement among them all involved. They ended up working their butts off, and truely gave each person their money's worth.

I am always intimidated when I get the opportunity to be in the ring with any star. You never know what kind of mood they are in, how they are going to react, how hard they are going to work etc. But I can honestly say, that everyone invovled were true professionals in every form of the word.

I am fortunate enough to say that I have refereed almost 1000 matches in my 7 years, and I cannot get enough. Sometimes I slow down on accepting bookings because I don't feel like traveling out of the area. But it is shows like this, that make me want it so much more!

TC Reynolds told me this over the weekend... "Good referee's are a dieing breed...There is always another guy willing to do it for free."
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A blog I wrote after the Devil show [Apr. 16th, 2008|07:12 pm]
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8 Months it took to pull every single Pittsburgh promotion together into one building. Some minor problems along the way, but it all worked out for the better. I could not be any happier with how the show went. I am really looking forward to the DVD to sit down and watch everything. I saw bits and pieces of the matches, and really enjoyed what I did see.

The night wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the help that I had along the way. From the people setting up, tearing down, to the managers, referees, wrestlers, ring announcer, commentators, writing press releases, people working the raffle, the front door, doing security, to the dj. The show wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for you guys

From a booking standpoint, everyone that appeared on the show had a reason to be there. It truly showed the impact that Jimmy had on everyone.

I am forever grateful to those who took part.

I have a hard time expressing my emotions which is why I did not take part in a sit down interview because I didn't know what to say.

Jimmy has impacted my life greatly. Like a few others, he would not accept a single penny from me when he was training me at Joe Perri's school in Penn Hills back in 2001. I also never asked for a single penny from him for doing his website before I was training. There are so many great stories that I have, there just isn't enough time to share them all.

He was a true locker room leader. If a young guy, like myself, were having difficulties coming up with a finish to a match, he would ask to hear what we had, then would guide us a long the way. Then he would go the extra mile to sit down and watch the match, pull us aside, and explain what we should have changed, and/or put over what we did right.

I am also going to miss the ribbing that he loved to do. The one and only singles match that he and I had. I was extremely nervous about the match, because we didn't really talk over a whole lot. I remember we locked up, he pulled me into a headlock. He began calling a spot... "Shoot me off, shoulder tackle, hip toss, arm drag, hold....then I'm going to bang your mom." And we went about the spot. I am laughing hysterically while running the spot with him. He knew how to calm your nerves during a match, so you didn't rush a spot.

On a personal side, I remember when my mom was ready to give birth to my sister Brianna, Jimmy brought over a gift bag full of diapers and things that my mom would need to take care of her. He was always helping other people out.

I am thankful for being able to have the relationship I did have with Jimmy. Without him, I can honestly say that I wouldn't be who I am today. He gave a shy kid with no self confidence a chance to come out of his shell and do something he had always wanted to do. That is to get involved in this wacky world of Pro Wrestling.

My goal is to keep Jimmy's legacy alive. He had a vision. I do plan on making it happen!

I miss you Jimmy! There is not a day that goes by where I do not think of you
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(no subject) [Feb. 4th, 2008|08:28 pm]
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Saturday, March 8th 2008

Carnegie Library of Homestead

510 E. Tenth Avenue ? Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120



Doors open at 7:00

Bell time at 7:30



Tickets are:

$15.00 for Ringside

$10.00 for General Admission







Pick Your Partner: Shirley Doe & CJ Sensation vs. Super Hentai & Dirk Ciglar
Shirley Doe and Super Hentai are nearly synonymous with one another thanks to an extremely emotional love/hate relationship that has stretched back several years. Super Hentai was Devil Bhudakahn's chief rival in the early days of each man's career. Both men solidified their reputation in the area with high-risk, fast-paced offense with each match turning into a dangerous game of "Can You Top This?". When Devil thought he needed help to put Hentai behind him once and for all, The Hellfire Club was formed, with none other than the madman himself, Shirley Doe, joining Devil as a charter member. On March 8, the rivalry is revisited as Doe and Hentai clash for the first time in nearly five years, with the added high stakes of each man selecting his own tag team partner which will not be revealed until the night of the event. Their last meeting was a Texas Death Match legendary for its brutality. What will Doe and Hentai do to one another this time? Who will each man select to be their tag team partner for this sure-fire war?



Shirley Doe has opted to choose "Snapshot" CJ Sensation as his tag team partner. Sensation, who was the first man to don the mask and assume the identity of the infamous "Mantis" persona, stood side-by-side both Doe and Devil in The Hellfire Club in their quest to destroy Super Hentai. Hentai now knows old foes are re-aligning for one last shot at destroying Hentai. Who will the masked man recruit to help him fight off the faction that nearly ended his career?




Super Hentai has revealed his choice of tag team partner and it's none other than "The Screaming Climax" Dirk Ciglar! Hentai & Ciglar have a noted history of friendship and fighting alongside one another, but have not teamed together in four years. Will they have the chemistry and continuity to overcome the re-united Hellfire Club? Or will Doe and the original Mantis once again have Hentai's number?







Sterling James Keenan vs. Mr. Wrestling III
A contrast in styles if there ever was one as two very distinct and unique personalities will clash in one of the evening's feature bouts. One, Sterling James Keenan, is infamous as a calculated evil genius. The man behind "Iron City Hardcore" has conquered the world, appearing in virtually every major promotion in existence, and winning championships on multiple continents. His opposition is a transplant from another era of thought. A man who stands for the class and tradition that this fine sport was built upon: Mr. Wrestling III, the latest in a succession of skilled athletes to don the trademark white mask and carry on the namesake of Mr. Wrestling. Sterling has promised he has something special in store for Mr. Wrestling III, but will it be enough? Will the time-tested tactics of the Mr. Wrestling school of thought be enough to tame SJK? Or will Mr. Wrestling III be forced to follow the creed encrypted across Sterling's own knuckles: "Stay Down"?





CWF Heavyweight Title: The Beast vs. Powerhouse Hughes
The Championship Wrestling Federation, based in southwest Pennsylvania, has been a staple of wrestling in the region for many years, hosting some of the area's most promising young stars and well-respected veterans. It was also one of the promotions Devil Bhudakahn called home before his tragic passing. CWF will be well represented at the Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show, as its most dominant champion defends against perhaps its greatest champion. The Beast has dominated CWF since capturing its top prize, gaining a staggering nineteen straight victories. His top student, and perhaps the greatest CWF Champion in history, Powerhouse Hughes, is the current top challenger and looks to reclaim the title he once held for over one full year. It's the first ever meeting between teacher and student with very high stakes and deep meaning.






Sexual Harassment vs. The Devil's Advocates


It was the rivalry that dominated tag team wrestling in this area in 2002-2003. A war that saw bones broken, dreams shattered, and two very contrasting lifestyles do whatever it took to become the best in the region. Month in and month out, Devil Bhudakahn led the Advocates into battle against Sexual Harassment, and no matter what the stakes or stipulations, fans were always left with confrontations they would not soon forget. The IWC Tag Team Titles changed hands a staggering five times during this rivalry, a testament to its competitive nature and constant high stakes. On March 8, these two sides collide for the first time in nearly five years, renewing a tag team series still fresh on the minds of all who witnessed it.







"Balls Hot" Troy Lords vs. Jason Gory
Arguably two of the most improved area stars in recent times, both Lords and Gory have taken their game to new heights. For Troy, "Balls Hot" has been "balls to the wall" since rising to the occasion and capturing his first major singles title, the IWC Super Indy Title, in early-2007. The young veteran has pushed himself farther and harder than most in order to prove all his critics that he is truly deserving of his accolades. Meanwhile, Jason Gory has thrived in the tag team ranks, recently capturing the IWC Tag Team Title with partner Shiima Xion, a title he now holds for the second time. Two men who love to push the envelope and take risks, these men definitely embody the spirit and the mindset that Super Hentai and Devil Bhudakahn had during their classic rivalry nearly a decade ago.






PWX Heavyweight Title Match: "Spotlight" Scottie Gash vs. Chris LeRusso

NWA East, perhaps better known in the area for over a decade and a half as Pro Wrestling eXpress (PWX) is one of the most recognized promotions in the history of Pittsburgh wrestling, and was also one of the promotions Devil Bhudakahn called home. It is with great pride that we announce PWX will be represented on this card in the highest form possible: a defense of the organization's top prize: The PWX Heavyweight Title. Champion Scottie Gash, only a few weeks removed from previous record-setting champion Chris Taylor, defends the gold against one of the area's most promising youngsters, the current PWX Three Rivers champion, and one of the many men lucky enough to have sat beneath the Devil Bhudakahn learning tree, Chris LeRusso, who will be looking for what could be a career-making victory.







Dennis Gregory vs. Crusher Hansen


Devil Bhudakahn had a vision of Pittsburgh's top professional wrestlers and wrestling organizations coming together in support of a good cause. It's only fitting that in a show dedicated to his memory, that vision become a reality. Such a vision is not represented any better than with Dennis Gregory vs. Crusher Hansen. From his days as Bonecrusher, all the way to his current incarnation, Hansen has been a mainstay and major force in PWX for well over a decade. Meanwhile, Dennis Gregory's dominance in the International Wrestling Cartel (as well as its predecessor, Steel City Wrestling), can be traced back to over a decade as well. Both men are among the most decorated athletes of their respective home promotion, and are perhaps as synonymous with their home promotion as anybody else, past or present. It's a one-time opportunity to watch these two Pittsburgh legends meet in a collision of two very different worlds.



















One of the most infamous and controversial personalities in the history of the area, wherever Bubba goes, news is bound to break. The former and once-again B-94 Morning Show host has accomplished a track record nearly second-to-none. In his PWX days, he fought hard to disprove critics who said he'd never be a success, not only capturing gold but leading his own stable "The Dog Pound". In IWC, he was responsible for the termination of the careers of men like Shane Douglas and Eric Angle. Not to mention numerous WWE cameos throughout the years as well. What does Bubba have in store on March 8th with the eyes of everyone in Pittsburgh looking on?









Another longtime staple and legendary name in the Pittsburgh wrestling scene, Quinn Magnum at long last returns to the public eye. Magnum spent many years atop the PWX card, capturing championships and forging an indelible reputation. Still one of the most respected veterans in the area, when Quinn Magnum makes his presence known on March 8th, everyone will have no choice but to take notice.

Also, another huge update on our scheduled main event…









Card Subject to Change
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Press Release for the Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show [Dec. 3rd, 2007|07:16 pm]
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DEVIL BHUDAKAHN MEMORIAL SHOW DATE CONFIRMED

Several weeks ago, plans were officially announced for a special tribute show for the late James "Devil Bhudakahn" Fawcett, a well-respected fixture in Western Pennsylvania independent wrestling for nearly a decade, who passed away suddenly and tragically this past July at the age of 31. After much hard work and effort, we can indeed confirm further details on what is sure to be an emotional night of tribute and remembrance.

On Saturday night, March 8, 2008, family, friends, co-workers, pupils, and fans alike will gather together at the McKeesport YMCA, 523 Sinclair St in McKeesport, Pa, to show their love and appreciation for everything that James Fawcett gave to them both in and out of the ring. They'll express that love and appreciation by doing what they do best, something James Fawcett dedicated much of his life to, and what many of them dedicated their lives to right alongside him, professional wrestling. It will be a night to celebrate the life, the times, and the memories of a truly dedicated and special performer, peer, mentor, and most importantly, friend.
The full card for this special evening will be announced in the coming weeks, as many of the region's most talented and influential competitors, past and present, have agreed to come together for this very worthy cause. In addition to the in-ring action that evening, fans in attendance will have the chance to take part in several special raffles and auctions throughout the evening, with the opportunity to win a variety of great prizes, including items made exclusively for this event, as well as personalized memorabilia of various top wrestling stars.

Ticket prices are $15 for front row, $10 General Admission. All show and raffle proceeds will go directly toward James Fawcett's mother Cindy, and his three young daughters, Madeline, Gwendolyn, and Lillian Rose.

We invite you all to stay posted for upcoming press releases as further updates on this show are made available, and to be a part of this special night in some form or fashion, as we honor our friend, say "thank you", and "goodbye".
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For more information on the Devil Bhudakahn tribute show, please send an e-mail to devilmemorial@gmail.com.

For more information on this press release, or if you are the owner of a professional wrestling website, column, blog, or other form of media, and would like to be added to the press release mailing list please e-mail iwcmc_dombrowski@yahoo.com .

Keep checking the official Myspace for more information!
http://www.myspace.com/devilbmemorial
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This thing still exsists? [Nov. 20th, 2007|07:17 pm]
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[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

I have not forgotten about my live journal. I just have been so extremely busy that I couldn't find time to write about anything. So much has gone on in, all my days run together anymore. There isn't enough time for me to sleep.

Lets start from the beginning. I got promoted at my job. I now manage the frozen food department. Its a job, with money, so I cannot complain.

Wrestling has been going well. I am working a much lighter schedule in 2008. I started to burn myself out. There has been too much bullshit going around. People were unhappy with a promoter using guys who they thought I got booked when they actually contacted him months before. Oh well. People will continue to be immature, and two faced.

March 8th 2008 will be the James Fawcett Memorial Show. I hope to have the building announcement in the next week or two. I've realized why I do not promote shows. I have been stressing myself trying to figure out where to run. Hopefully, I made the right decision.

Thank you all that have contacted me wanting to donate their time. I am really looking forward to some of the announcements that I have for this event. Several guys who haven't wrestled in a while, will see action.

That is all for now. I'll keep you all posted.
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(no subject) [Jun. 14th, 2007|03:08 am]
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Cleveland All Pro Wrestling
Presents:

"A Night of Legends"

Sunday August 5th, 2007

The Plain Dealer Pavilion
2014 Sycamore Street Cleveland, Ohio

Doors Open @ 2 p.m.
Pre-Game begins at 2:30
Belltime @ 3 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Bleachers $15
Floor $20
Ringside $25
V.I.P. $50

Blue Meanie defends the CAPW Heavyweight Championship against Bane inside a Steel Cage

Faith in Nothing (Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing) defend their CAPW Tag Team Championship against Southern Comfort (Chris Hamrick & Tracy Smothers)

Super Hentai defends his CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Sharkboy & The Aftermath

Mythical CAPW 6 Man Tag Team Champions JT Lightning & Da Munchies vs. Virus, Unknown & WWE Hall of Famer Superfly Jimmy Snuka

CK3 defends his CAPW TV Championship against Carlton Kaz

PLUS...
M-Dogg 20 vs. 2 Cold Scorpio
Buff Bagwell vs. Rick Steiner
Tommy Rich vs. Chris Cronus
Lord Zoltan vs. Dominic DeNucci
Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Josh Prohibiton & Johnny Gargano
Luna Vachon vs. Jessicka Havok in a Hardcore Match
Lexi Lane & Robby Star vs. JD Michaels & April Hunter

WWW.CAPW.NET
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Blahhh [May. 7th, 2007|03:15 pm]
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Its become pretty hard for me to update my live journal. I have been extremely busy as of late. It certainly has been nice, however it has had its ups and downs.

I'm really not one to complain about injuries, but damn I am feeling beat up. At the last IWC show I took a really ridiculous looking DDT from Brent Albright that really screwed me up. For those who say wrestling is "fake." I beg you to try it. This is no "wrestling storyline," its the honest to god truth. The day after IWC, I drove to Cleveland for CAPW, I couldn't turn my head to the right at all. I ended up working my real job in a lot of pain, and that Friday, I took my brother to Slippery Rock for him to do some publicity for his new graphic novel that will be in stores on June 23rd called Macedonia, then I returned to FNW. The next day was another show, and afterwards I drove straight to Columbus to help my brother out at his convention and we drove back the next day. I wake up Monday morning in the worst pain. I went to the chiropractor and he told me that I had actually dislocated my neck. After a few sessions, he was able to pop it back into place, it was the most uncomfortable feeling in the world, let me tell you!

I have been trying to take it easy on the physical activity, but I can't seem to sit still. Over the weekend, I refereed my 900th career match at CAPW, N8 Mattson & Truth Martini def. Aftermath & Matthew Justice

This weekend is Super Indy, which I cannot wait for, then I will be taking a few weeks to relax and rest up.
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