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Lend a hand to NOW

 Northwest Ohio Wrestling in Toledo is a local promotion doing things right. They’re bringing in great talent and giving the fans a great show, but their goal goes beyond just producing killer shows. They’re also doing some good for the community, by giving back some of the money they draw to local charities and other organizations.

NOW recently hosted a show that benefited the non-profit that shares a building with the wrestlers. June 18 was to be the start of a new project, a series of events that would raise money for a local Down Syndrome group. Unfortunately, the event never happened. Someone broke in and set fire to the ring and wrestling equipment owned by NOW.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve had vandalism,” says promoter Robert Lopez. “I’ve had my car vandalized. So have other people. Some theft, little things stolen from people. It’s been a problem for a while.”

NOW is asking fans in Toldeo and beyond to help them open the door again by helping them buy a new ring. NOW has a GoFundMe page with all the details including how you can contribute toward their goal.

Toledo is a town with a great wrestling history. Martino Angelo was once the boss, running shows back in the 1970s, and Louisville’s own Jim Mitchell retired to Toledo after his career ended. Let’s help today’s Toledo wrestling get back to what they were doing, presenting top notch wrestling shows and giving back to the community they love.

Visit NOW’s GoFundMe page to donate today. Thank you!

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LUDUS 1 Year Anniversary Show

The WWE isn’t the only wrestling promotion with its own feeder system.

A year ago, Rockstar Pro in Dayton, Ohio began an experiment. LUDUS would be a place for aspiring wrestlers to test their mettle against the best of the best. Rockstar already had a stellar line up and a top notch training program, and if all went well, LUDUS would become the bridge for the beginners to reach the top.

LUDUS is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a huge show on April 22. It’s going to be a huge party and a great show, and admission is only $5.

Visit the event page on Facebook for details, and visit Rockstar Pro’s website for more information on one of the best indy promotions in the Midwest.

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LUDUS: The Generation After Next Begins Here

If you want to see the next generation of WWE Superstars, watch NXT. If you want to see the next NXT stars, you have to go to the indies. And if you want to see the next generation of indie stars, Rockstar Pro wants you to come check out LUDUS.

Rockstar Pro has arguably the best roster in the Midwest and one of the best in the country. I’ve seen a number of their top stars in action at D1W/PDW in New Albany: Ron Mathis, Aaron Williams, Dave Crist, Kyle Maverick, Jerrod Harris, Alex Colon, DJ Hyde, Samantha Heights. The names may be new to you, but once you’ve seen them, they are can’t miss stars who consistently put on the match of the night wherever they perform.

Established in 2009, Rockstar Pro offers weekly television and monthly pay-per-views. They also offer an outstanding training program that has given rise to a Ludus – a new series of events geared towards showcasing the aspiring Rockstar wrestlers of tomorrow.

Ludus, according to Rockstar Pro’s website, “is an ancient Roman term for a school to train gladiators for combat. At Rockstar Pro’s Ludus, up & coming young talent will get a chance to prove themselves to the Rockstar Nation! YOU, the Rockstar Nation, will decide their fate! All new faces who want a shot at becoming a Rockstar must enter the Ludus!”

The next Ludus show is this Friday night in Dayton and features an outstanding line up of young talent mixed with some of Rockstar Pro’s best including Ace Perry, Lennox Norris, Kyle Maverick, and Samantha Heights. For details on Ludus, Rockstar Pro television and pay-per-view, and their training program, visit their website,