Saturday, January 4, 2014

National Pro Wrestling Day Adds Two, Will Only Have One Show

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The War King looks to headlock the competition at NPWD
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein

The next two names have been announced for National Pro Wrestling Day, which has been confirmed to be held at the Easton Funplex in, duh, Easton, PA on February 1. Eddie Kingston, the current Grand Champion of the still defunct Chikara, is the first name. Obviously, he brings a good amount of star power to the show, and if Chikara truly is to reboot there like is heavily suspected, then the War King would have to be there, wouldn't he? The second name is Joe Pittman, a School of Roc graduate and current holder of La Copa Idolo in Wrestling Is Heart. I haven't seen him wrestle yet, but his pedigree is good, and he is quite the handsome fellow. They join Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, Green Ant, Colt Cabana, the Estonian Thunder Frog, and Drew Gulak on the NPWD roster so far.

As for the event format, planners confirmed via Twitter that only one show will be taking place:
Although I appreciated the sheer amount of wrestlers and promotions involved last year, the two-tiered show was exhausting for me and a lot of other fans. I can't imagine how taxing then it must have been for performers, staff, crew, and vendors. While I imagine the roster of wrestlers might be smaller, the show has a better chance of flowing more smoothly now.