From the desk of: Kevin S. Nasta
Hello fans and I hope everyone enjoyed all their Wrestlemania festivities! I want to take this time to thank everyone who needs to be thanked as well as recap our Wrestlecon weekend!
We will start off with, I will never return to New Orleans socially. If it's not business related you won't catch me there, ever! Outside of the food and hospitality of the local businesses, New Orleans offers me nothing. Let's get to the main topic! Wrestlecon!
This year's event was hosted at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans! We brought in our 12 guests across 6-tables on Friday & Saturday! The event was great (better in Orlando) and we went on with business as usual. I want to first thank my guests
All in all we experienced some great food, local hospitality, spent some time with friends on Bourbon Street, and saw a large portion of the country. We amassed over 46 hours of travel and covered around 3,000 miles from New Jersey and back. Next year Wrestlemania will be in the state of New Jersey making it a little less hectic! We are already putting together our guest list for this event.
I would like to thank the Red Roof Hotel of New Orleans Airport and John's staff!
Buffalo Wild Wings where we took in Wrestlemania on Sunday!
The staff of High Spots & Wrestlecon
The Staff of the Sheraton Hotel
My fellow promoters that we got to enjoy some kick back social time with, MZ Promotions, RDP Promotions, Ultimate Starz, GTG Entertainment, EventWorn.com, Warriors of Wrestling, and others we had the pleasure of interacting with. The Good Doctor, Scott Wilder Promotions, Mania Marketing, Impact Wrestling, and others.
Thank you Shimmer Women's Wrestling for making sure the Knockouts Party went on despite the dishonest methods the promoter pulled after booking my talent. Kudos to Allie, Rosemary, Chelsea Green, Alisha Edwards, and Sienna for insisting that the party go on and not to penalize the fans because of one asshole promoter.
Thank you to my graphic team, Fast Copy Print of Keyport, and Central Jersey Automotive! They contributed in obvious ways!
Well we're home now and it's time to move on to the next event! No rest as this weekend former WWE Diva's Champion, Jillian Hall tours 3 states over 2 days on 4 stops! On To The Next!
We will have our Legends of the Ring announcement soon, as well as presales for LOTR & Boardwalk Beatdown coming May 1st.
Anyone interested in any autographed 8x10's of any of our talent or our 11x17 poster signed by all 12 talents please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to announce that replacing Saraya Knight at Wrestlecon is current Impact Knockout star Alisha Edwards. We are very happy to add Mrs. Edwards to the damage365 Promotion's family! The pre-sales page has been updated to reflect the sales of Alisha Edwards.
We will also extend pre-sales from March 25th to April 1st.
For the second straight year unfortunate circumstances have caused the cancellation of Saraya Knight (Julia Hamer) from appearing at a Wrestlcon. Everything was on schedule and ready when the airlines decided to cancel the flight due to the lack of passenger sales. At this point to re-book the flight it would cost in the excess of $2,500. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. We will honor Saraya Knight's pre-sales in the form of credit on any of out talents (except for Alundra Blayze & Eric Bischoff). If Alundra Blayze or Eric Bischoff is your selection you would just need to pay the difference.
Legends Football League player & professional wrestler Kamilla Kaine joins Coach Kev on the Indy Supershow Thursday, March 22nd. They'll talk a little about Kaine's career and where she plans on going with it. Is football still in her future? One thing we do know that is in her future, is a stop in New Orleans with damage365 Promotions at WrestleCon! Join us this Thursday at 7pm EST on the Indy Supershow! Available on the damage365 Radio Network, Spreaker Radio, YouTube, and iHeartRadio!
Former Godfather Ho & former WWF/E Hardcore Champion Bobcat (Cynthia Lynch) joins damage365 Promotions on tour June 9th at New Jersey's 26th installment of Legends of the Ring! Presales will go on sale May 1st via our website. Other appearances will be announced soon! Bobcat has the extinction of being the 1st ever female hardcore champion. She now becomes the last of the 3 female hardcore champions that has toured with #d365 in the last calendar year (Terri Runnels Oct 2017, Molly Holly March 2018, and now Bobcat June 2018)
The infamous official that helped the Hart Foundation defeat the British Bulldogs to capture tag team gold in 1987. He was accused of allowing illegal double teams throughout the match to the point where WWF President Jack Tunney striped Davis of refereeing duties. This was the birth of the superstar "Dangerous" Danny Davis. He teamed up with the Hart's in numerous feuds, that included the Bulldogs, Killer Bees, Tito Santana, and JYD. His next major appearance was in the 1987 King of the Ring tournament. Davis defeated Tito Santana and Junkyard Dog before being eliminated in the third round by Randy Savage, who went on to win the tournament. He continued many other feuds that included him aiding Savage against George "Animal" Steele, Koko B. Ware, and Jake Roberts. The "Dangerous" Danny Davis persona was eventually phased out, and in 1989, Davis was reinstated as a "probationary" referee. From this point on, his officiating style became objective, and the crooked referee gimmick was dropped completely. Following his return to refereeing, his highest profile appearance was after a match at WrestleMania IX where Hulk Hogan used a foreign object to attack his opponents in a tag team contest. Davis came to the ring from backstage and disqualified Hogan overturning the victory for Hulk Hogan. He worked for the WWF until 1995.
Danny Davis will join us on the Indy Supershow on Thursday March 8th to talk us about his career and his upcoming book. Tune in at 7pm EST.
Former ECW Hardcore legend and 27-time hardcore champion Raven joins the damage365 Promotions. His appearances will be announced very soon! We are very happy to welcome in former ECW World Champion,
Former WWF/E Hardcore Champion Bobcat!
World Wrestling Federation (1999–2000)In 1999, she caught the eye of Tom Prichard, who was then a talent scout/trainer for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and in July 1999 signed a developmental contract with WWF. She began training with Prichard soon after. In October 1999, she made an appearance on Raw as one of The Godfather's Hos and was attacked by Viscera. Soon after that, she was sent to WWF's then developmental territory Memphis Championship Wrestling (MCW) for further training and development. While there she had feuds with The Kat, Jasmin St. Claire, Molly Holly and Victoria. In May 2000, she made three more televised appearances in the WWF as one of The Godfather's hos, briefly winning the Hardcore Championship from Crash Holly. Molly Holly quickly pinned her to regain the title. When the WWF dropped MCW as one of their developmental territories in December 2000, she (along with some of the others training there) was released from her contract.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002)
In the summer of 2002, she worked briefly for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as David Young's valet.
Bobcat's appearances and pre-sales will be announced soon!
One of the most dominant factions in the last 20 years returns for a rare reunion! Before she was women's champion, Rosemary was part of the faction Decay! She led them to the Tag Team gold and dominance over Impact Wrestling. The monster Abyss, Crazzy Steve, and the aforementioned Rosemary ran free in wrestling. Not even the WWE could match the popularity that Decay brought to the industry. Well, they're back! Saturday August 25th with damage365 Promotions they will be appearing at Stand Alone Wrestling's new fanfest event Boardwalk Beatdown. For d365 it's been 2-years in the making! For south Jersey it's the first time they will witness the power & destruction that Decay will bring! Whether or not they will partake in a match during the event's card later that evening is still in question. With that said d365 Promotions would like to welcome Decay to the family!
Pre-Sales will go on sale May 1st at d365promotions.com/d365presales
Hot off the presses:
Making her debut at Women of Warriors is former WWE Divas Women's Champion Jillian Hall on Aptil 14th!
Marks the first former WWE star & WWE champion to make a Women of Warriors appearance!
Jillian will also be appearing at Warriors of Wrestling later that evening in a mon match meet & greet! Pre-Sales will go on sale Wednesday, Feb 21st, 2018. Use the pre-sales link at the top of the page to purchase pre-sale tickets for Jillian Hall's 4 appearances on April 14th & April 15th!
Comic Book Jones - Staten Island, NY 10-1
Women of Warriors - Brooklyn, NY 3-5:30
Warriors of Wrestling - Brooklyn, NY 6-9:30
George's Cards & Collectibles - Bensalem, PA 12-2 (SUN April 15th)
For tickets to Women of Warriors or Warriors of Wrestling visit www.warriorsofwrestling.com
Former WWE Diva & Diva's Champion Jillian Hall will travel with damage365 Promotions this coming April! We will announce those dates and appearances very soon. We will let you know that she will be in the state of New York!
We will be accepting mail orders & pre-orders for each signing soon.
Fresh off her victories at Women of Warriors IV (Kacee Carlisle) & Allie Recks at Cold Fury, Nikki Addams is thrown right back into the fire! Just reported by WarriorsOfWrestling.com: She will defend her Women of Warriors title against 3rd generation star Tessa Blanchard & 2nd generation star Rachael Ellering March 10th! Will pedigree end Addams's 1 year reign? Find out Saturday March 10th in Staten Island, NY!
Also appearing on the card will be former WWE Star James Ellsworth, Super Crazy, WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze (Madusa), Former 2x WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly, former NXT & Impact Talent Brandi Rhodes, and the tag team of The Ugly Ducklings!
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This Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY you will witness a battle for the ages! Former ROH, Impact Star The Zombie Princess Jimmy Jacobs take on the Hostile Collective's Darius Carter. This is shaping up to be a grudge match like no other! Visit warriorsofwrestling.com to get your tickets now!
As we announced on our page this past weekend, Warriors of Wrestling lost one of their own. Former member of the tag team "Those Guys" Frankie Getz who's real name is Joseph "Moose" Pizzarro lost a personal battle. Pizzarro who was known as a fun out going guy who loved to wrestle and be with his brethren. When he wasn't battling it out in the squared circle, Joe was protecting our home front in Staten Island, NY as a member of the NYPD. Sgt. Pizzarro was a family man and was married with 2 children. He was a member of the NYPD for 15-years and helped keep the streets of Staten Island safe. Pizzarro took up wrestling at the Warriors of Wrestling Training Center in the Travis part of Staten Island in April of 2016. He learned quick and was on the main roster and no time. Along with his tag team partner Tony Booze they immediately became a formidable tag team. As their skills increased so did their popularity with the home crowd. On Saturday January 13th word came down via text messages and eventually SI Live that Joe was gone. Undoubtedly losing a personal battle that many did not know existed. A somber atmosphere was cast over the lock room prior to the show. The troops knew the show must go on and that Frankie Getz wouldn't of wanted it any other way. A moment of silence was held and in tradition of the wrestling industry there was a 10-bell salute. The locker room that included former ECW & WWE star Tommy Dreamer surrounded the ring while tag team partner Tony Booze, WOW President Joe Bellini, and ring announcer Sam Gomez sounded the bells. The show did go on.
Friday February 9th in Staten Island, NY (Fun Station USA) Warriors of Wrestling will be holding a show with the proceeds going to Joseph Pizzarro's family. It's a public show and all are encouraged to attend and show their support. The show will be like others but as we mentioned it will go directly to helping his family. With that said damage365 Promotions will be selling wrestling cards individually for $1ea, autographed cards for $10ea, Signed Emma 8x10's $15ea, Emma figures signed for $25ea, and damage365 Promotions T shirts for $15ea. 50% of what we raise will be donated to the Pizzarro family. We're encouraging other vendors to do so as well.
Here is the viewing & funeral listings for Sgt, Joseph Pizzarro
Hanley Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Wed 1/17/18 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Thurs 1/18/18 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Mass at Holy Child Church Fri 1/19/18 at 11am burial to follow at
Fairview Cemetery 1852 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
For tickets visit www.warriorsofwrestling.com
Tune in this Thursday 7pm EST as we are joined by former adult star turned pro wrestler Trina Michaels. We see how her career as a professional wrestler is treating her and how she came to this career change. Also joining us the president of Stand Alone Wrestling, Chad Minnes.
We would like to welcome in for episode #2 this Thursday Jan 11th former WWE star "The Genius" Lanny Poffo & Jeff Lull of Mania Marketing.
7pm Jan 11th on the damage365 Radio Network, Spreaker Network, and Iheart Radio Networks.
In conjunction with Comic Book Jones, damage365 Promotion's brings you two amazing talents for a meet & greet in Staten Island, NY.
JAN 20th Former NXT talents and original member of Sanity, Sawyer Fulton
FEB 10th Former ROH star and WWE creative member Jimmy Jacobs. Both signings are from 12-3. Autographs are $15ea, Photo Opportunities are $15ea, and the Combo prices are $25.
It's been a really exciting year to be part of damage365 Promotions & Radio! From our numerous radio programs, convention appearances, signings, and wrestling shows we have done so much! Not to mention the birth of Women of Warriors!!! Below is just a small photo gallery of 2017 and the huge strides we have made in such a small amount of time! Some new partnership will happen in 2018 along with first time events. From all of us at damage365 Promotions and the damage365 Radio Network we want to wish you a happy & safe New Year!
damage365 Promotions' Staff: Aimee Hochberg, Jenn Busbee, Jon Tori, & Coach Kev.
The Indy Supershow
Warriors of Wrestling's Q&A
The All Night Long Wrestling Podcast
After The Credits
Women of Warriors
& our numerous sponsors & partnerships
Fast Copy Printing Center
Esposito's Pizza & Pasta of Matawan & Manasquan, NJ
The Funkenstein Wrestling Superstore
Broad Street Diner
Fat Kat Tattoos
Mist Barber Shop
New Jupiter Media
Paws R' Us
Warriors of Wrestling
Stand Alone Wrestling
Fan City Sports
Villa Monte Pizza of Arden Ave
Pro Wrestling World
Big Event NY
Legends of the Ring Fanfest & Convention
Jersey All Pro Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Magic
We at damage365 Promotions/Radio are proud to announce that our 2nd inductee in our Hall of Fame for 2017 is Ricky Otazu. To most he is known as Ricky O, and Ricky has been active within the wrestling industry for almost 25 years. Getting his start back in 1993 working as local promoter for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) & Dennis Coralluzzo. In 2004 Ricky became a national promoter for the NWA to about 2008 when he started his own promotion. Otazu prospered with his new New Jersey based promotion called Jersey Championship Wrestling (JCW). With JCW Otazu had some of the biggest names in the business and even ones before they were even a household name. His Jersey J-Cup tournament idea blossomed into a display of the some of the greatest names in Indy. The Jersey J Cup, also known as the Chris Candido Memorial J-Cup Tournament, was an annual professional wrestling tournament held by Funkdafied Wrestling Federation (FWF), typically between April and June. Modeled after the Super J-Cup by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Visit info on the Jersey J-Cup. In 2016 Otazu decided he wanted to take his promotion outside of its Jersey based surroundings and felt that a name change was needed as well. Thus Game Changer Wrestling was born! Whether the years of the business became too much or Ricky needed some time away he sold the business and its likeness in 2016 to one of his long time friends and worker Danny DeManto and Brett Lauderdale. We interviewed Ricky O on the Indy Supershow with that news breaking announcement. That can be listened to via the player below. After all these years of contributions to the business we decided it's time to salute and honor Ricky (O) Otazu by inducting him into our Hall of Fame!
We want to congratulate Warriors of Wrestling's president Joe Bellini (Joey B) and his girl friend Toni on the birth of their baby son Anakin Skye Bellini. Born December 23, 2017.
We want to wish all three of them the best heading into 2018.
What a Christmas gift indeed!