Name: Pro Wrestling World-1
World Ranking: 31/35
Public Image: 20%
Risk Level: 65%
Merchandising: $0 Per Month
Advertising: $50,000 Per Month
Sponsors: Metabolife, AND 1, LucasArts Games, Eidos
Alere Little Feather
Chris Hamrick – Premier Wrestling Federation Universal Champion
Greg Spitz – W-1/Premier Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champion
Mark Mest – W-1/NO ADVERTISING Tag Team Champion
Masato Tanaka – W-1 Heavyweight Champion
Red Corner / Blue Corner:
Each competitor who enters a WORLD-1 ring is given a specific corner upon entry into that ring. Separate corners are marked with a single blue turnbuckle pad and a single red turnbuckle pad, one across from the other. Fighters are to go to their designated ring corner and remain their until the official permits fighting to commence.
Over Top Rope Disqualification:
No WORLD-1 fighter is permitted to hurl an opponent over the top rope of a WORLD-1 ring once the bell has rung. If an official views such a violation of the rules, then that official must disqualify the violator to this rule immediately and without hesitation. A fighter will not be disqualified if his opponent's body is launched over the top rope as a result of his own momentum.
10 Count Knockout:
If a WORLD-1 fighter is knocked down to the canvas as a result of a striking blow from a competitor, then that fighter will be given to a count of 10 to rise to his feet. If a fighter is unable to rise by the count of ten, then that fighter will be dealt a loss. If both competitors are knocked down to the canvas, then they will both be given a 10 count to rise to their feet. If both are unable to do so, then the match will be ruled a draw.
20 Count Disqualification:
Upon the ringing of the bell, signaling the official start of the match, WORLD-1 fighters are required to remain within the confines of the ring. If a fighter entering the floor outside of the ring, a WORLD-1 fighter will be given a 20 count to re-enter the ring and commence fighting.
Eye Gouging Disqualification:
No WORLD-1 fighter is permitted to gouge an opponent's eye/eyes, or intentionally commit an act that impairs an opponent’s vision.
Low Blow Rule:
No WORLD-1 fighter is permitted strike an opponent with a low blow. Violation of this rule will result in an immediate disqualification.
Yellow Card / Red Card:
A yellow card can be served to a fighter for any infraction of WORLD-1 rules and/or regulations and will remain in place on said fighter for a total of three bouts. Should said fighter demonstrate another infraction, at that time a red card may be issued. A red card constitutes a disqualification and a fine of $50.00 USD. Pro Wrestling World-1 officials will have the authority to issue yellow cards for blatant low blows, interference, the refusal to break a hold by said official's count, etc. A red card may be issued as a result of a 2nd infraction of the aforementioned or immediately for striking an official.
This month in World-1 was short and sweet. Only one show had happened during the month, and it was on the 29th as planned at the Pheasantland Roller Dome in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The card had come down to having five matches on it, though there were a couple of changes to the card that World-1 had not been prepared for and apologized. The opening match between Jimmy Cicero & Dr. Feelgood verse Chris Nightmare and Noah Lotts was cancelled due to Dr. Feelgood had an arm injury and both Chris Nightmare and Noah Lotts couldn’t make it to the show. Also The Patriot had to cancel on World-1 and was replaced by Alex Law and Ricky Landell so now the match was a triple threat.
To celebrate the New Year, World-1 had announced a new deal with the four sponsorships of Metabolife, AND-1, LucasArts Gaming, and Eidos. Also during January before the Season 2 debut of World-1, W-1 and the Premier Wrestling Federation had announced who was going to be in the World-1 vs. Premier Wrestling Federation Final Conflict match! Not surprisingly, World-1 had chose Steve Corino to represent them in the match, but Premier Wrestling Federation made a surprising choice by going with Mark Mest!
The show had finally come and it started off with the new opening match, Larry Sweeney representing CHIKARA taking on Ricky Landell and Alex Law both representing World-1. The match was a great opener until Ricky Landell had been disqualified after throwing Alex Law over the ropes! Landell was kicked out of the match, and was later yelled at by his trainer Steve Corino. The match was then down to Sweeney and Law going at it, but in the end, Sweeney had gotten the victory… After that, Trent Acid, representing PWU, and Ricky Reyes, representing RoH went at it for a Contendership match for the AWA Light Heavyweight title. After a nice technical match that the fans really got into, Ricky Reyes pinned Acid after a brutal Fisherman Buster from the top rope! After that was the first woman’s match of the new season between Sumie Sakai representing World-1 and Allison Danger representing RoH. One of the most over matches of the night surprisingly, and Sumie Sakai had proven her skills once again by getting the win over Allison with a Moonsault off the top rope and then pin. After that, the time had finally come for Masato Tanaka to make his announcement about his W-1 title. He came out and said that at the next Zero-One show in Japan, he will take on Steve Corino for the World-1 title. The cult fans of World-1 have been waiting for this and finally the time had come. After Masato was walking off, Corino came out, and both men had a stare off outside of the ring by the entryway. After that short promo, the matches had returned with the long anticipated World-1 iTV championship match! King Kaluha and Josh Daniels both seemed to put their hearts into the match, putting on what was considered the match of the night, but unfortunately there had to be an end after the above 30-minute match, and it ended with the veteran that no one had ever heard of, King Kaluha defeating Daniels after a powerbomb to the top rope! After that amazing match that all the fans seemed to have enjoyed, the NWA United National title was on the line as the current champion, CW Anderson representing World-1 was taking on Claudio Castagnoli representing both RoH and CHIKARA. This 15-minute match ended with CW regaining the title after hitting a hard spinebuster on Claudio and getting the pin. After those five matches, the final confrontation between World-1 and Premier Wrestling Federation had been all set. Steve Corino representing World-1 was to face Mark Mest who was siding with his friend Rob Dimension, former owner of Premier Wrestling Federation. The match had come down to around 17-minutes, and everyone was surprised Mark Mest had put up such a fight. Corino could not get Mest down on his back once the whole match, until the end after a vicious Old School Explosion from Corino! The whole ring shoke as Mest feel to the canvas and Rob Dimension’s hopes flew away. Corino feel to his knees and went of the cover on Mest. 1…2…- NO! Masato Tanaka had invaded the ring and attacked Corino bringing him off Mest for the cover! The referee was forced to ring the bell as Tanaka continued his beat down. Landell had tried to make the save but Tanaka was just too much for him, and got him out of the ring. The show ended with Tanaka leaving the ring laughing at Corino, while Steve lied in the ring shouting to Masato that he wrecked everything… At the end of the show, Bryan Riegel got in the ring and made an announcement that W-1 wills start running weekly shows on Sundays from the local AWF bowling center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Overall 539 attended, and World-1 had made revenue of $10,780 from ticket sales.
In the end this month, World-1 had seemed to be hurt after losing some money, thanks to worker costs. Hope that they will start looking more into the financial situation they have…