We have the honor and privilege to announce that mid-west wrestling legend, DEREK ST. HOLMES, ESQUIRE, will be joining us at RETRIBUTION on Sunday, February 9th! (Photo credit to Proving Ground) Mr. St. Holmes is a veteran of every promotion that has existed in the region over the past decade and a half, and is a well respected competitor in the region. Having him join SSW is an honor, and a warning to everyone on the roster that the ante just got upped!
SSW owner RJ Daniels has given us updated information on our event on February 9th. Some big news is that the new SSW Tag Team Champions, "Noize, Booze, & Tattooz" RUFF CROSSING & SCOTT SPADE, will be making their first title defense. They will be defending against one of the hottest teams in the region whom will be making their SSW debuts, BRIAN NELSON & GREG GLOVER, also known as "If Looks Could Kill". These two up and coming competitors have torn up the tag team scene in the region, and we are proud to have them joining SSW and are rightful challengers to the SSW Tag Team titles on February 9th.
Other big news just announced is that we are not going to waste any time in getting the 2014 "Lords of the Ring" tournament going, as two qualifier matches will take place at the show. Also, new SSW Lightning Division Champion MATT DEWAR will be having his first title defense after his impressive SSW debut at "Game of Gold", winning the title in his very first match! His challenger has not yet been announced, so stay tuned for that news yet to come.
We have yet to hear any details on the SSW Championship or if JUSTICE JONES will be defending the title, and where the former champ VIC CAPRI fits into the picture. When we have any news to report, of course you will hear it first!
With our next event only a few short weeks away, our flyer and page banners for the show have been released!
SSW owner RJ Daniels has informed us that his meetings last week were "very interesting" and "disappointing". Unfortunately, he has not given us much more information at this point. What he did tell us is that he is preparing a formal "State of SSW" address about the future of SSW after the events of "Game of Gold", and he will be updating us soon on what that will entail.
Although he did not elaborate on much, he did say the following in regards to his meetings last week:
It's been a long couple weeks since "Game of Gold", with last week seeming to be endless. After countless meetings with my staff and investors in SSW, I have to admit that I am astounded at the depths of damage one man can inflict on an organization. Of course, it was my decision to afford Devin Diamond the powers he came to abuse, and now I have the daunting task of rectifying the situation to the best of my ability. And frankly, much of it there is nothing I can do anything about...legally anyways.
The following was sent over by SSW owner RJ Daniels, and was requested to be posted immediately:
"First off, I hope everyone has had a fantastic New Year so far. I sincerely thank you all for your support in making 2013 the most amazing and successful year in our history. It was an amazing ride that for numerous reasons I could never have imagined possible when we started over a decade ago. We had many great matches, many new faces, and many surprises in the past year.
We would like to thank you all, from our fans to all our friends and family, for a wonderful and amazing year that was 2013 for SSW! Every year we do this, things just keep getting better and better. Even though 2013 ended on a sour note with what happened at Game of Gold, we see nothing but great things on the horizon in 2014! We may close out 2013 with more questions about our future than ever before, but we are sure the answers are soon to come!
With that, we wish everyone a safe and VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, and we will see you all in 2014!