!BANG! Show Dates - "Three
Weeks to TV"
Show Times are 7:00pm
Sunday August 29 - Legal Collision
Sunday September 26 - Fall Fight Night
Sunday October 31 - Morbid Power II
Thursday November 25 Thanksgiving Night - Wrestlefeast II
Sunday December 19th Friday - The Bell Tolls.
Sunday January 30 Wrestle Bowl VI
Sunday February 27 - Cold War III
Web site review:
Bill Apter's Online Magazine, All About Wrestling is refreshing with a
different format. It is easy to read and contains good information
presented in a magazine format. What else would you expect from the
dean of wrestling writers and publishers, Bill Apter. Bill has accepted
a new position here at the Funking Conservatory as the General Manager
of !BANG! TV. Bill Apter's Online Magazine has only been on line
a short time. You will enjoy. Click here to
Apter's Online Magazine
Below is an article I found in Apter's Mag. It is interesting and will
be beneficial as you meet people in the wrestling business.
This week...RULES OF THE ROAD
In life, we all have people who give us advice to set us on, what they
believe, to be the right path. A few years ago an upstart
wrestler based in California, Drake Nelson, received some words of
wisdom from a very well known veteran manager named Bobby Davis. In the
1960's Davis managed such superstars as "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, Bob
Orton Sr., "Handsome" Johnny Barend, and "Magnificent" Maurice. These
words of wisdom are for you to absorb and may educate you as to the
"rules of the road" regarding a very important facet of the business,
and that is etiquette. If you're planning to become a wrestler, or if
you already are one, take note below. If you're not set on
becoming "one of the boys" read this anyway. It's very insightful:
1. UPON ENTERRING THE LOCKER ROOM: Shake hands with EVERYONE and
that includes all workers, road crew, agents, janitors, catering crew,
ring guys -- EVERYONE! There are NO exceptions to this. Introduce
yourself. Tell them it is nice/a pleasure/an honor to meet them.
2. DRESS SMARTLY. Show that you have a
good physique (and you really should have one if you want to make it in
modern pro wrestling), but don't look like you have an attitude about
it. Do not look like a reject from backyard wrestling. Have
professional looking gear. Looking like a professional is the first
step to being a professional.
3. DO NOT "MARK OUT" FOR "SUPERSTARS." Show respect and reverence for
their hard work to get to that level. When you and your opponent(s) are
working out your match, they will be watching and listening and will
probably make suggestions on how to improve your match. Do what they
say and thank them for it. If you are working with a superstar above
your level, listen to what they tell you first. When they ask for
suggestions, give them. If they reject your suggestions, continue to
listen to them and do as they say. Follow their lead. They are the ones
4. DO NOT stand or sit in a corner by yourself. Do not congregate with
old friends for a long period of time. Scope out the room and see who
is or is not busy. Work the room. Have a conversation, no matter how
brief, with as many people as possible.
5. ALWAYS LISTEN TO EVERYTHING FROM
EVERYONE! Always ask to put
someone over. Work your hardest! Bump and sell!
James Gooding Esquire the 3rd and the Royal Stud, Adam
6. TWO THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER: (1) No matter how great you think you
are, there are people there that really are better than you. (2) The
same guys you see on the way up are exactly the same ones you'll see on
the way back down.
7. AFTER YOUR MATCH: Do not ask everyone that you run into his or
her opinion of your match. You will be told in due time (quickly in
most cases) by the boys and the people that do the hiring, firing, and
8. IF YOUR MATCH SUCKED: Don't come back to the locker room acting like
the world is about to end and throw a temper tantrum. That is petty. If
it was a great match, act humble when given praise. Thank anyone for
praises and criticisms that they may give you. If you feel like your
opponent screwed the match up, keep it to yourself FOREVER. The people
in charge will know where the fault lies.
9. UPON LEAVING: Try your best to again shake hands with everyone
before you leave. Compliment the other workers on their matches
(whether good or not). Thank your opponent for your match. If he/she
has put you over, you should have thanked them the second the pin fall
was scored. Thank them again for their humility and graciousness in
doing the job.
10. IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A "RIB:" You are probably going to get
ribbed on by one or more people. Do not take yourself seriously. It is
all in good fun unless you have done something to violate rules 1-9
during the day and are a marked man/woman. Some of the people that rib
you the hardest may end up being your closest allies when it really
Fascinating - isn't it? If you're serious about getting into
wrestling, tear out this page and keep a copy in your wallet or travel
bag. It will prove invaluable help down the road and I think you
will find yourself referring to it over and over again. If you're
already a working professional, do the same. It's never too late to go
back and listen to some good advice if you're in need of it!
That's all for now. I'll see you at the matches!
The Royal Stud, Adam Windsor is upset that Wrestling
Journalist Bill Apter has been named the General Manager of !BANG! that
he is bringing his own Attorney, James W. Gooding III to represent
Royal Stud Enterprises at the !BANG! TV taping Sunday August 29th at
the Dory Funk Arena. Mr. Gooding is currently training for wrestling
and body building under the tutelage of Windsor and his co-horts, Aric
Dylan and Missy Hyatt. It has been heard that they are teaching him the
dirty tricks of wrestling. Mr. Gooding has already averred to being a
proponent of the dirty tricks of lawyer-ing. Gooding has said he will
master the "Low Blow."
General Manager of !BANG! TV /
Office Wrestling Champion, Bill Apter
On Sunday Night August 29th, less than one month away, !BANG! TV and
The Funking Conservatory will make History as one of most famous
Wrestling Journalists of all time Bill "Wonderful Willie" Apter, will
become the General Manager of !BANG! And ThrowDowm television.
This is going to be a huge night for The Funking Conservatory as once
again Brighthouse Television will be filming the event not only for
!BANG! TV but also ThrowDown, which is gaining more and more popularity
throughout the Orlando market.
Enterprises will be bringing their personal attorney, James Gooding III
to the show to
make sure everything Apter does is exact and Legal.
Windsor VS Apter - Who has more power? Find out August 29th.
Also on the show on August 29th The Claw will defend her Women’s
Championship Belt. Missy Hyatt claims that she is still the Women’s
Champion, and vows revenge on the Claw.
What else will happen on Sunday Night August 29th at the Dory Funk
Arena inside of SkateMania, located in Ocala Florida? You will have to
be there in person to find
out. Advanced tickets are available at
Or Call 352-895-4658. You can also E-mail Dory Funk Jr.
At the Funking Conservatory, You can become a wrestler and television
superstar in three weeks. Find
out how here.
E-mail Dory Funk
or Visit Dory Funk's Home Page
and you can find out how, in only three weeks, you can become a
professional wrestler, a
manager, an announcer, or a TV star on !BANG! TV.