Friday, June 28, 2013

Jim Londos Makes his Maine Debut, 1932

Jim Londos (Left) and Tiny Roebuck (Right)
This article from April 4, 1932 announces the Maine debut of "The Golden Greek" Jim Londos. Jim Londos was recognized as the first official champion by National Wrestling Association after he defeated Dick Shikat for the NYSAC World Title. This was not the same World Championship first worn by Georg Hackenschmidt in 1905. That title, after going through various "scandals" involving Stanislaus Zbyszko taking the title from Wayne Munn and bringing it to the Stecher brothers was eventually abolished after being withdrawn from then champion Gus Sonnenberg by more than 20 athletic commissions including New York, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and the wrestling section of the National Boxing Association in 1929 for failing to meet real title contenders. The National Wrestling Association recognized a World Heavyweight Champion from 1929 until 1949 when the National Wrestling Alliance was formed. This was truly an exciting time to be a fan of professional wrestling and the formation of this new off-shoot of the National Boxing Association made the World Champion Jim Londos coming to Maine seem just as important as if Frank Gotch had came to Maine 1908. All eyes in this great sport would be on us.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Great Post From Gabe Sapolsky

"Some people look down on independent wrestling. Some people say independent wrestling is better than WWE. I'm a little tired of all of this. There are independent wrestlers and promotions that suck. There are some that are total amateur hour. However, there are many that are the lifeblood of the business. Tonight's WWE PPV proves that. I don't like to say either WWE, TNA or independent wrestling is better.

This years Al Biondi Memorial Tournament Winner: Rick Daniels

A fine display of sportsmanship
from Rick Daniels & Andy McKenzie 
Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday for the 5th Annual Al Biondi Memorial Tournament! It was great to see so many new faces there and Al would be proud to know that his friend, Rick Daniels, was this years winner! Next up for Central Maine is Pro Wrestling Experience on July 2nd at Halifax Park in Winslow. This is a free show so bring everyone you know. On July 6 in Fairfield, Wrestling is Awesome teams up with Independent Wrestling Entertainment. Again, thank you all for supporting independent wrestling in our great state!
The Finalist in the 5th Annual Al
Biondi Memorial Tournament 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Maine Pro Wrestling Vidoes

As you may have noticed, the number of Maine Pro Wrestling videos uploaded has slowed down quit a bit. Don't worry, we will continue to post great professional wrestling bouts from the state of Maine but as of now, our focus will be on fundraising and expanding the MPWPP database of results.

Mission Statement & Current Goals

For those who may have just stumbled upon this website, I would just like to give you a brief overview of who we are and what are current goals are.

The mission of Maine Professional Wrestling Preservation Project is to preserve and promote the dignified history of professional wrestling in the State of Maine. Our purpose is to enshrine and pay tribute to professional wrestlers who have advanced the sport in our state in terms of athletics and entertainment. In doing so we will acquire and maintain records, memorabilia, and artifacts related to Maine professional wrestling. The Maine Professional Wrestling Preservation Project will advance the legacy of the sport of professional wrestling, and give due credit and commemoration to those who have contributed to its greatness.

Current Goals:

  • Compile a database of past results from professional wrestling shows in the state of Maine
  • Acquire a extensiveness collection of memorabilia from Maine's professional wrestling past
  • Establish a Maine Professional Wrestling Legacy List
  • Organize our resources to form a physical exhibit