PRIME Cuts: Johnny Gargano Part 2 – Defining Moments (2010-2013) Digital Download

Johnny Gargano

“After several explosive and dramatic early battles that were a part of Johnny Gargano’s “Coming of Age” (as profiled in PRIME Cuts: Johnny Gargano Part 1), Johnny now found himself a rising star, a champion, and a target, all while still in his early 20s. With some of the wrestling world’s finest now zeroing in on him, Johnny had no choice but to dig deep and find the heart and desire that would soon become the staples of his battles. With the pride of representing his home promotion, in the city he has proudly called home his entire life, Johnny Gargano battled the world in matches and moments that would help shape his career moving forward. Watch Johnny Gargano grow from a young star just beginning to rise and hungry for respect into the magnetizing performer, leader, and standard-bearer who is beloved the world over and has truly earned the nickname “Johnny Wrestling”. These are the defining moments that made Johnny Gargano who he is today… these are his “PRIME Cuts”.

Johnny Gargano vs. Brodie Lee (aka Luke Harper)

Johnny Gargano vs. Paul London

Johnny Gargano vs. Rhino

Johnny Gargano vs. Jimmy Jacobs – In Two Memorable Matches!

Full Circle Three-Way Dance: Johnny Gargano vs. M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross vs. Josh Prohibition

Johnny Gargano vs. M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross

Johnny Gargano vs. Gregory Iron

Johnny Gargano vs. Marion Fontaine

Plus: Special interviews, video packages & more!

Approx Run Time: 4 hours

“PRIME Cuts – Johnny Gargano: A Coming Of Age – Part 1 Digital Download

PRIME Cuts – Johnny Gargano: A Coming Of Age – Part 1 (2007-2010)Before “The Whole Shebang”, before “Johnny Wrestling”, before the worldwide fame and appeal… Johnny Gargano was a 20-year-old kid with a chip on his shoulder, quickly beginning to dominate the wrestling scene. In this, part one of a special two-part series, watch Johnny Gargano in his early years, and see him transform from ego-driven child to respected athlete capable of carrying an entire promotion on his back! See Gargano’s first supercard main events, as he takes on the area’s best in wild and chaotic no-rules wars that left fans in attendance standing in disbelief! From masterful mat wrestling to wild balcony dives, Johnny Gargano did it all to make his mark in professional wrestling, and now you can see him go through his “Coming of Age” in Johnny’s first “PRIME Cuts”!

Johnny Gargano vs. M-Dogg Matt Cross (in both their first meeting and their wild No Disqualification rematch!)

No Disqualification: Johnny Gargano vs. Josh Prohibition

Last Man Standing Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Gregory Iron

Johnny Gargano vs. Colin Delaney (w/Sassy Steph)

Johnny Gargano & Josh Prohibition vs. The Olsen Twins (w/Sassy Steph)

Johnny Gargano & Josh Prohibition (w/Ashley Lane aka Madison Rayne) vs. Marion Fontaine & Josh Abercrombie

Johnny Gargano vs. Marion Fontaine

Johnny Gargano vs. N8 Mattson

Johnny Gargano vs. Mike Tolar

PLUS: Johnny Gargano’s violent and uncomfortable attack of Gregory Iron, including Johnny’s physical altercation with Michael Hutter (aka Ethan Carter III), special video packages, and much more!


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What if you could reach a dedicated local audience with an opportunity to expand to a global network of potential reach and sales – for a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising?

When we’re talking about numbers, Indy Wrestling US’ 2017 media reach looks like this:

Wrestling Show Attendance (LIVE):

Average Capacity Average Attendance Annual Capacity Annual Attendance
IWC 300 275 3600 3300
RWA 250 250 3000 3000
RYSE 250 200 3000 2400


Digital Presence:

Indy Wrestling US IWC RWA RYSE
Website Views* 56.8 K

(avg annual views)

59.7 K 360 360
Twitter Followers 683

(avg 11 new per week)

6143 772 165
Twitter Impressions 31.2 K

(avg monthly impressions)

Unavailable 174 Unavailable
Facebook Followers 493

(avg 19 new per week)

5.6 K 1.2 K 631
Facebook Reach 4.3 K

(avg monthly reach)

46.1 K 1.2 K Unavailable

*NOTE: Beginning in 2018, the site will include live streaming via Facebook and video on-demand features which will increase visits and views across all platforms.

In 2018 Indy Wrestling US had 1900 views in January – prior to launch of our live streaming and video on-demand integration for shows.  It is projected that addition of live streaming and on-demand functionality will effectually quadruple site visits.  As we grow our catalog through 2018 each wrestling property obtained will provide additional back catalog and live content, increasing potential exposure numbers.

So, where does that compare to traditional marketing options?  The average spend for Pittsburgh ads across varying media markets is as follows:

Pittsburgh Advertising Rates (Monthly):

  Radio Television Cable Billboard Movie Theater
Low $5,000.00 $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
High $17,000.00 $37,000.00 $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00
Median $11,000.00 $23,500.00 $12,500.00 $7,500.00 $7,500.00


Indy Wrestling US Advertising Rates (Monthly):

  Arena Signage Title Match Program Ad VIP Section Live Stream
Low $100.00 $250.00 $75.00 $750.00 $2,500.00
High $200.00 $500.00 $200.00 $1,500.00 $2,500.00

*NOTE: Actual pricing includes discounts for extended ad period.  Ask for details.

You can reach a dedicated local demographic for a fraction of the price of traditional advertising outlets.  If it sounds too good to be true, here are some points worth sharing:

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Indy Wrestler, Britt Baker at IWC Super Indy 16 (Photo Credit: CNN Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown)
  1. With the surge of independent wrestling fandom in the past decade, local wrestling companies are filling their live seats to capacity and beyond. The International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) had record-breaking attendance at their show in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 2017 with 1,600 fans in attendance.  Their regular shows in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania draw 300 fans each month.  In addition to their regular monthly events, IWC included four add-on shows during 2017, inviting big-star names such as WWE superstars Jerry “The King” Lawler, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and The Hardy Boys.  The Renegade Wrestling Alliance (RWA) touts a strong 250 attendees at their monthly events from the West Newton Gymnasium in West Newton, Pennsylvania.  For both companies, their attendance numbers reach maximum capacity with standing room only for their respective venues.
  1. Professional wrestling has been a household staple for the past few decades. With the “Monday Night Wars” era through the late 1990s WWE RAW has provided weekly episodic content for 25 years.  The WWE fanbase is so strong that the network launched their own 24/7 network in 2016.  As of 2017 reporting, the network announced a total of 1.949 million subscribers.  Other large wrestling companies such as Impact Wrestling (formerly TNA) and Ring of Honor are also providing streaming content and network-like mobile apps.  Indy Wrestling US is a current platform for independent promotions throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, with plans for growth to other markets through 2018 into 2020.
  1. With WWE’s inclusion of independent wrestling-like markets through their 205 Live and NXT programming, more and more fans are turning to independent wrestling to see shows in their own communities, and to follow wrestlers on the independent circuit before they make their way to larger companies. Many of the faces you see on larger televised programs, such as on the WWE network, have their roots within smaller communities.  A few recognizable names out of the Western Pennsylvania area include:
  • DJ Z (Impact Wrestling) [Formerly Shiima Xion with IWC]
  • Elias (WWE – RAW) [Formerly Logan Shulo with IWC]
  • Corey Graves (WWE – RAW and Smackdown) [Formerly Sterling James Keenan with IWC and RWA]
  • Shane Taylor (ROH) [Formerly Shane Taylor with IWC and RWA]
  • Johnny Gargano (WWE – NXT) [Formerly Johnny Gargano with IWC]
  • Cesaro (WWE – RAW) [Formerly Claudio Castagnoli with IWC]
  1. Professional wrestling content is now a regular part of mainstream media coverage. Media companies such as Forbes, A&E, and ESPN include wrestling content.  Local wrestling stars (and some indy wrestling footage) has been included on larger network coverage of stories.  Some of the stories from 2016 and 2017 include:

Indy Wrestling US also provides documentary, podcast, and talk show programming with content such as the Indy Mayhem Show, Finding Zach Gowen, and the recently launched beta for the Political Mayhem Show.  We are developing and cultivating additional content for the Indy Wrestling US network, to be added through the first quarter and continuing into 2018.

Interested in advertising with us?  Contact Missy for options and packages.


Best of Premier Championship Wrestling: Year One

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The first year of Premier Championship Wrestling had everything from established veterans to upstart rookies, from scientific classics to violent bloodbaths, from championship clashes to personal vendettas. Emanating from the historic Turners Hall in Cleveland, OH, a venue with well over two decades of wrestling history, see the heart and sacrifice of a hungry talent roster as you witness the action and mayhem that laid the groundwork for a brand still rapidly growing today!”


Premier Championship: Andrew Palace vs. Jason Kincaid vs. Gory
Welterweight Championship: Ace Perry vs. Gregory Iron
BATTLE OF THE BEARDS: Jason Kincaid vs. M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross
Chris LeRusso vs. Ophidian
LUMBERJACK MATCH: Gory vs. Jason Kincaid
Gory vs. Frightmare
No Disqualification: Remy LaVey vs. Andrew Palace
The Culmination vs. Sonny Defarge, Cornelius Crummels, Nate Wings, Aaron Williams
Welterweight Showcase: Ace Perry vs. Kevin Bennett vs. Gavin Glass vs. Sonny Vice
Rickey Shane Page vs. Ganon Jones Jr.
Marti Belle vs. Angel Dust (Zoey Skye)
N8 Mattson & Thunderkitty vs. Shawn Phoenix & Joseline
Miracle on 34th Streetfight: Derek Direction vs. Rex Brody

BONUS MATCHES From Our Very First Trial Event In 2015
Tyson Dux vs. Johnny Gargano
Rickey Shane Page vs. M-Dogg Matt Cross

Total Runtime: 5 Hours

Best of 3 Pack: Adam Cole, DJ Z & Cesaro Digital Download

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  • Adam Cole vs. Justin Idol – The Road to Super Indy X – May 27th, 2011 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole vs. Jason Gory – Super Indy X – June 18th, 2011 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole vs. El Generico – Super Indy X – June 18th, 2011 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole returns to IWC – Aftershock 2: The Road to Super Indy – May 13th, 2017 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole vs. DJZ – Super Indy 16 – June 10th, 2017 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole vs. Joey Janela – Super Indy 16 – June 10th, 2017 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole vs. Jonathan Gresham – Super Indy 16 – June 10th, 2017 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Adam Cole vs. John McChesney – Threat Level Midnight – July 22nd, 2017 – Elizabeth, PA


Best of Shiima Xion

  • Shiima Xion vs. Jason Gory – Shiima’s debut. Youth Gone Wild
  • Shiima Xion/Maverick vs. Gambinos – Showdown in U-Town 4
  • Baby Face Fire (Shiima Xion  & Jason Gory)  vs. Motor City Machine Guns – Newville Knockout 2008
  • Shiima Xion vs. Ray Rowe – Night of Legends 2009
  • Shiima Xion vs. John McChesney – No Excuses 2009
  • Shiima Xion vs. Jimmy Demarco – A Call to Arms Night 2 2009
  • Shiima Xion vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Azrieal – Super Indy IX finals
  • Shiima Xion vs. Super Hentai – No Excuses 2010 Cage match
  • Shiima Xion vs. Roderick Strong – Winner Takes All 2010
  • Shiima Xion 10 man tag – Super Indy X


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  • Nigel McGuinness vs. Claudio Castagnoli
    Accept No Limitations – November 13th, 2004 – Wilmerding, PA
  • Sterling James Keenan vs. Claudio Castagnoli
    Wild at the Palisades – February 27th, 2005 – McKeesport, PA
  • John McChesney vs. Claudio Castagnoli
    No Excuses – July 29th, 2005 – Monroeville, PA
  • Jason Gory vs. Claudio Castagnoli
    Accept No Limitations 2 – February 18th, 2006 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Troy Lords vs. Claudio Castagnoli
    Super Indy 5 – April 15th, 2006 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Dennis Gregory vs. Claudio Castagnoli Revengeance 4! – October 13th, 2007 – Elizabeth, PA
  • Brent Albright vs. Claudio Castagnoli A Call To Arms 4: Controlled Chaos – December 8th, 2007 – Elizabeth, PA
  • The Founding Fathers vs. The Kings of Wrestling Super Indy 10 – June 18th, 2011 – Elizabeth, PA


Premier Championship Wrestling Debut Show Digital Download

PCW Debut Show


  • Johnny Gargano vs Tyson Dux
  • M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross vs Rickey Shane Page
  • Jock Samson vs Jimmy Nutts
  • Dylan Bostic & Darek Direction w/ Ray Lyn vs Idris Abraham & Alden Prince
  • “The Bev” Bobby Beverly vs Andrew Palace
  • “Amazing” N8 Mattson vs Joey Vengeance
  • “The New Hope” Bryan Bowers vs Nickie Valentino
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Around The Indys (9/4/16)

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A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.


NO TIME TO WASTE! There is some wrestling that happened this weekend and we’re about to cover it! Let’s go all over the Independent wrestling scene!

SHINE 37 took place in Ybor City, Florida on September 2nd, 2016 and, well, it looked bonkers. It was main evented by an amazing battle between Ivelisse successfully defending her SHINE title against LuFisto.


In other SHINE matches, Amber Gallows defeated Kennadi Brink, Leva and Tracy Taylor in a four way match. Also in tag team action, BTY (Jayme Jameson and Marti Belle) defeated two teammates that were opponents at the beginning of the night, Dominique Fabiano and Priscilla Kelly. Andrea and Mercedes Martinez battled to a No Contest, Raquel defeated Santana, and in an I Quit Match Thunderkitty defeated Malia Hosaka.

DREAMWAVE Wrestling had their Good as Gold event, which was main evented by the Good as Gold over the top rope battle royal, which was won by Alexander Hammerstone. Also, AR Fox‘s long Alternative title reign came to a shocking end, as JT Dunn pulled off the upset in a Fatal Four Way match for the title.

Another title match took place that night, but with different results. The special guest referee was none other than Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle. As TNA’s Abyss came up short in collecting the DREAMWAVE World championship when Prince Mustafa Ali defeated him and successfully defended his championship. And in non-title action, Matt Cross defeated Donovan Dijak.


AAW had their Cero Miedo event and the AAW World Heavyweight championship was successfully defended by Pentagon Jr. as he ousted his nemesis one last time, Tommaso Ciampa.

And in a shocking turn of events, Sami Callihan did something that no wrestler should ever do…

…He ripped Fenix‘s masked off. Not before this awesome move by Fenix, though.

In other AAW action, Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Silas Young, Dave Crist defeated DJ Z, Chris Hero defeated Drew Galloway, Michael Elgin got a win over Cedric Alexander and Colt Cabana defeated Shigehiro Irie doing Colt Cabana things.

Finally, let’s talk about the weekend that was two very important shows for two very great promotions. Let’s start in Reseda and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s Battle of Los Angeles. This is a three day tournament to determine who is the true king of Reseda, CA and “The Villain” Marty Scurll defeated Pentagon Jr. in the first round on the first night. Then on night three, he defeated Cody Rhodes in the Quarter Finals, Mark Haskins in the Semis and defeated both Trevor Lee and Will Ospreay to walk away with the Battle of Los Angeles crown.

In non-BOLA matches, The Young Bucks are awesome. They not only won the 6-man tag match (part of Mt. Rushmore 2.0) during Night 1, they have Meltzer Tights…while Meltzer was there watching live. They also competed in Night 2’s Main Event but on a losing effort v. the team of Matt Sydal, Ricochet and Will Ospreay. AND NOT ONLY THAT! They defended their PWG tag team championships against the team of Fenix and Pentagon Jr.!

In another weekend wrestling fest, Chikara’s King of Trios took place in Easton, PA (which, I found out, is very close to the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border…you learn something new every day). But this year was unlike any other year, as this year Chikara crowned QUEEN of Trios, as Sendai Girls (Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako and Cassandra Miyagi) defeated Heidi Lovelace and N_R_G in round one, upsets The Colony in Round Two, Warriors Three (Oleg The Ursurper, Princess Kimber Lee and the Estonian ThunderFrog) in the Semi-Finals and Team JWP ( Command Bolshoi, Hanako Nakamori and Manami Katsu) to take that crown.

Also, they crowned a new Rey de Voladores for 2016, as it was scheduled to be Aero Star (after defeating Amasis, Johnny Gargano and Wani) versus Frightmare (after defeating Candice LeRae, Space Monkey and Tony Nese) but due to an injury to Frightmare, he had to be replaced by the runner-up Tony Nese.


In the beginning of the match, Tony Nese got busted open and continued to compete at 100% and gave Aero Star everything he had. Nese and Aero Star gave everything they got and more, but in the end Aero Star won Rey de Voladores 2016.

Also, on Night 3, they had their annual Tag Team Gauntlet match which was won by D-Generation X (Billy Gunn and X-Pac), after picking up the last victory over The Proletariat Boar of Moldova and Prakash Sabar.

However, X-Pac really had to reel back Billy Gunn as he told Prakash Sabar and the Boar to suck it multiple times, as Chikara is one of the only few places where telling someone to “Suck it” in professional wrestling is a heel move.

He said he’s sorry.

In a highly entertaining non-tournament/gauntlet match, “That Ol’ Juke Joint” Lucas Calhoun defeated Chuck Taylor (TM) with a little help from this guy.

And this guy.

And her.

And…wow! How hard did this guy hit him?


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Chikara King of Trios 2016 Recap

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Sorg and Rizz went on a road trip to Chikara King of Trios 2016.  We talk about the wrestlers, the awesome girls of Team JWP and Team Sendai Girls, the WWE Cruiserweight Classic participants of Drew Gulak, Johnny Gargano, Cedric Alexander and Anthony Nese,  D-Generation X’s X-Pac and Billy Gunn surprise appearances, Lucha Underground’s Aerostar, the WWE Divas Mickie James, Victoria, and Jazz, and so much more!

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Around The Indys (8/1/16)


A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla held its “THIRTEEN” event Friday in Reseda, California. Zack Sabre Jr. defended the PWG World Title in a No Disqualification Match against Roderick Strong.

Continue reading Around The Indys (8/1/16)

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Around The Indys (7/25/16)


A round-up of what’s happening in independent professional wrestling. We want to know about your favorite local promotion. Send an email to [email protected], using the subject line “Around The Indys”.

AAW held its “United We Stand” event Saturday in Merrionette Park, Illinois. In the main event, Pentagon Jr. defeated Sami Callihan to win the AAW Heavyweight Title. Continue reading Around The Indys (7/25/16)