Re: Extreme Revival
Just moments ago, EPW held a live streaming press conference on their website, and a lot of huge news was announced! The first notable thing that came from this conference was that it was not Paul Heyman hosting it, but it was John Bradshaw Layfield! He started things off by announcing that his role in the network, and EPW as a whole will be announced on this week's two-hour special. But other then that, let's run down the line of topics that he covered.
JBL: Ever since EPW has gotten our television deal, we have been looking at promoting shows not only in the Northeaster United States, but all over the continental United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. While our dreams of promoting all over North America have not yet come to fruition, we have gotten closer to our goal.
Two weeks ago, we came to an agreement with the Southern Wrestling Alliance to promote shows in the South Eastern region of the united states, and last night, a deal was finalized with the United States Wrestling Federation to promote shows in the North Central region of the united states. As part of this deal, both companies have an open boarders rule with us, where we can hold shows there, and they can hold shows in our home territory, the North Eastern region of the United States of America. As a result of this, we will be holding our two hour debut in Orlando, Florida!
Speakings of, TWO HOUR DEBUT AND SECOND SHOW
JBL: Yes, you heard me correctly, two hour debut. We at EPW have been working on extending the weekly time on HBO from a one-hour time slot to a two-hour time slot, and we have succeeded in accomplishing this. For now on, "EPW Monday Night Extreme Television on HBO" will be a two-hour program. This will give us a better chance to entertain the crowd, build up for our bi-monthly pay per views and utilize more of our talent. The EPW fans have been very approving of our show, yet one of the most commonly heard complaints is that they do not get to see some of their favorite superstars on a weekly, or even bi-weekly basis, and the two-hour program will allow for more talent to be used.
Also, speakings of programming, we will be launching a second show, "EPW Rising" on the G4TV network. This will be a one hour program, and will feature not only EPW superstars, but also wrestlers in our developmental company, the Philadelphia Wrestling Circuit. We at EPW figure that the best way to support wrestlers in the developmental stage is to expose them on a larger scale then the bi-weekly shows in Philadelphia, much like the WWE did with their incarnation of ECW.
And finally, ROSTER CHANGES
JBL: Extreme Professional Wrestling began with the roster which you have seen in the past two months, however, with some of our developmental wrestlers finding themselves in a position where the only way they can further improve is to move up to the main roster, as well as having more money to put toward hiring new talent, our roster has changed up a bit. Some wrestlers you have seen in PWC have been moved up to the main roster, some of the EPW guy's have been moved to PWC to work on their skills and their characters, we have hired a flock of new superstars, and we have unfortunately come to terms with the release of some of our competitors. The updated rosters will be announced on our website shortly after this press conference concludes.
Speakings of, let's take a look at the new rosters now
EXTREME PRO WRESTLING UPDATED ROSTER
Rob Van Dam
Ted Dibiase Jr
TAG TEAM ROSTER
Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)
Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
OMEGA (Gregory Helms & Shannon Moore)
Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Lethal Consequences (Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed)
Perfectly Dashing (Cody Rhodes & Dolph Ziggler)
The Core (Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel)
Mexico's Most Wanted (Halloween & Damien 666)
Luke Gallows & Vance Archer
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
Lita (Out with an injury right now)
PHILADELPHIA WRESTLING CIRCUIT
Chavo Guerrero Jr
TAG TEAM ROSTER
Cryme Time (Shad Gaspard & JTG)
Middle Eastern X-Press (Sonjay Dutt & Shawn Daivari)
Rhyno & Tajiri
Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu
Union Jacks (Wade Barrett & "Big" Rob Terry)
Latin American X-Press (Homicide & Hernandez)
Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
Curt Hawkins & Trent Barretta
FUTURE ENDEAVORS LIST
Al Snow (Moved to Behind The Scenes Duty)
D-Lo Brown (Moved to Behind The Scenes Duty)
Skip Sheffeild (Injured, working with Talent Relations and helping train new talent)
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