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Deanna Purrazzo on Kick Out at Two

No Men November concludes this week on the Kick Out at Two Podcast. This week it’s Deonna Purrazzo sharing her stories about life in the ring and on the road. Deanna is a regular with Women of Honor, Shimmer, and Queens of Combat among others and has also been seen on NXT.

Deonna will be on the card this weekend at WrestleCade, doing battle with fellow No Men November guests Veda Scott, Kelly Klein, Rachael Ellering, and one of my regional favorites: Samantha Heights. Fans who stick around the area through Sunday night can also catch her and more at one of the best all female promotions going: Queens of Combat.

Kick Out at Two can be found on iTunes and Soundcloud. Follow them on Twitter @KOATPodcast

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Kick Out at Two with Rachael Ellering

rachael_ellering_-_cionohlweaeycp4Die hard old school wrestling fans know the name Ellering. Paul Ellering is the Hall of Fame manager of one of the most devastating tag teams of all time, the Road Warriors. Current fans may know him as the mastermind behind NXT’s most devastating new force, the tag team known as Authors of Pain. He’s a legend in the business, and whenever he shows up, destruction follows.

But since this is No Men November on the Kick Out at Two Podcast, this week’s episode is not about Paul Ellering. It’s about Paul’s daughter, the second generation superstar making a name for herself in the independents, Rachael Ellering.

Rachael is an exciting young performer who is making her mark all across the country. She’ll be in the Louisville area this Thursday (Thanksgiving Night!) with IWA Mid-South, at NOVA Wrestling in Virginia on Friday, and WrestleCade this coming weekend.

Download the Kick Out at Two Podcast, and find out why Rachael calls herself the One in One in a Million!

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Iron Skull Makes the Indies Look Good

13903348_1047563371995969_4278821617094565770_nYou may have noticed that the indies don’t look quite so “indy” any more. While there are some independent promotions still cobbling together fliers with scissors and scotch tape, many independent promotions, even the small ones, are churning out high quality print materials to promote their shows on Facebook pages and in supermarket windows.

This shift in quality can be attributed to a growing number of graphic designers who have dedicated themselves to giving independent wrestling a more polished, professional look. One of the very best is Jay Kay at Iron Skull Productions.

Jay got into the wrestling poster business specifically to give the sport he loves a makeover in the promotion department. “My friends all laughed at the poor quality they saw in the ads,” he says. “So I buckled up, went to college, invested all my savings into my work and equipment, and now, I am broke!”

Jay started out doing free work for promoters, but he now has a paid list of monthly clients and others who call on his expertise for all their shows. The biggest by far is WRESTLECADE, the annual gathering of current and legendary wrestlers in North Carolina, but he also works for AML Wrestling in North Carolina, Main Event Wrestling in Texas, Ultra Championship Zero Wrestling in New Mexico, Limitless Wrestling in New York, OSW in Texas, Destiny Wrestling in New Mexico, Wildkat Sports in Louisiana, Wrestling for a Cause in Oklahoma, and Imperial Wrestling Revolution in Oklahoma.

What may surprise many wrestling fans in the States is that Jay doesn’t live here. He’s from Great Britain, and he’s only recently begun to do work in his own country. “I started off doing everything in the US as three years ago, there was more work for me out there. Only recently have I started to branch out to local companies. I’m also doing some MMA and boxing promotions.”

Indy promoters take note: people judge you by the fliers you hang in the window. Jay’s rates are not unreasonable, and his quality of work is outstanding. To contact Jay about working for your promotion, please visit Iron Skull Productions on Facebook send them a message.