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ECW ARENA UPDATE, FORMER ECW STAR APPEARING AT LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL IN VEGAS, FIRST TALENTS ON NATIONAL PRO WRESTLING DAY, PIPER'S PIT WITH JAKE THE SNAKE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-10-03 09:20:27

There has been a lot of construction work done on the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia. The original hope was to re-open the facility this month, but we are now hearing it will be closer to January 2014. The closing of the venue pretty much killed the independent scene in Philadelphia.

Former WWE exec and ECW star Lou D'Angeli will be speaking on 10/26 at the Life is Beauitful Festival discussing his time working for the original ECW on the "Passion before Paycheck" panel. D'Angeli is now a top exec for Cirque Du Soliel. For more on the festival, click here.

Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett have been announced as the first talents announced for the February 2014 National Pro Wrestling Day events.

There will be a bus trip to the 11/9 House of Hardcore 3 event in Poughkeepsie, NY from Queens and Manhattan for $85, which includes a ticket to the show, a pre-show Q&A, and early admission. For details, visit www.wrestlingbustrips.com.

Northeast Wrestling is running the Torrington, CT PAL this Saturday with Jake Roberts appearing in Piper's Pit, which is the first time that has ever happened, believe it or not. Also appearing are Dustin Rhodes, Rosita vs. Velvet Sky, Colt Toombs (Piper's son) and more. For details, visit www.northeastwrestling.com.

The following press release issued today:

SHORT SLEEVE SAMPSON HAS 10 AVAILABLE SPOTS REMAINING FOR PROMOTERS WHO WANT BOOK HIS FAREWELL TOUR 


Short Sleeve Sampson, one of wrestling’s most recognizable ‘Midget’ wrestlers and star of Hulk Hogans Micro Championship Wrestling announced in September that he would embark on a 40 city Farewell Retirement tour beginning in October. Sampson, who turned 40 last month, will be transitioning from wrestling into film and TV projects.
 
As of today, Short Sleeve Sampson has 10 open spots remaining for promoters who would like to book him for his 'Midget Time Farewell Tour. In less than 3 weeks, promoters from around the country and Canada have booked 30 of the 40 dates. 

Sampson has had an amazing wrestling career appearing many times as himself as well as portraying several WWE parody characters on WWE RAW and WWE Smackdown. He has also appeared on several occasions for the Nashville based TNA. His career has also reached into TV and sitcoms appearing on shows such as Jerry Springer and NBC’s ‘Here & Now’ as well as ABC’s the Family Channel. Sampson has been featured on several documentaries for CMT, History Channel, the Travel channel, A&E Network, and this fall he will be on National Geographic International. He has also done promotional work for Fox's Childs Play Movie and Universal Studio's Despicable Me appearing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
 
Short Sleeve Sampson has become by far one of the most loved and recognizable Midget wrestlers in the world. If you would like to book Short Sleeve Sampson’s Migdet Time Farewell Retirement Tour for your event, promoters are advised to contact immediately. You may contact him direct through his email at chaoticsampson@yahoo.com or thru his official facebook fan page www.facebook.com/officialshortsleevesampson