All Pro Wrestling
name=All Pro Wrestling
website= [http://www.allprowrestling.com AllProWrestling.com] |
All Pro Wrestling is an independent
professional wrestling promotionbased in Hayward, Californiawhich was started by and is currently managed by Roland Alexander.
1999, All Pro Wrestling was featured as part of the documentary film, " Beyond the Mat". Roland Alexander, along with wrestlers Tony Jones and Michael Modestappeared, as they were having a tryout match with the World Wrestling Federation.
APW Boot Camp
The All Pro Wrestling Boot Camp has trained and graduated a number of major wrestling stars including: Crash Holly,
Vic Grimes, Michael Modest, Donovan Morgan, The Great Khali, Spike Dudley, Bobby Quance, Dana Lee, Cheerleader Melissa, JJ Perez, Robert Thompson, Brent Albright, Sara Del Rey, KAFU, Tony Jones.
After a dispute with Roland Alexander in 2002, most of the APW roster, including trainers Michael Modest, Donovan Morgan, and Frank Murdoch left the company to start a training facility known as the Pro Wrestling IRON Tetsu Academy (now defunct).
Training in the APW Boot Camp consists of three stages: Beginner, Semi-Pro, and Pro.
They have appeared in many print media articles including San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Express, San Francisco Examiner, The Daily Review and Associated Press.
Kafu, and The Great Khaliare currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. And last, JJ Perez, Billy Blade, and Dana Lee are still working for APW.
APW suffered a wrongful death lawsuit to the family of APW Boot Camp trainee,
Brian Ong. On May 28 2001, Ong was training with fellow trainee Dalip Singh, despite suffering from an earlier concussion. Singh delivered a flapjack to Ong twice, with the second with his head striking the mat and worsening his concussion. He was pronounced dead on arrival to a local hospital.
Brian Ong's family sued APW for reckless behaviour. The case was filed in September 2002, and the trial was underway on June 10, 2005. After a three-week trial, on July 12, the jury voted unanimously in favour of the Ong family. APW was forced to pay $1.3 million to the Ong family.
Dalip Singh currently works for
World Wrestling Entertainmentunder the name The Great Khali.
Roland Alexander was to be sued in September 2008 in Hayward CA for taking payment for services never provided, but instead both parties opted for "adjudication" on the TV Show "Christina's Court". The plaintiff, Heath Baron successfully argued that Alexander unlawfully took money for services never rendered. (Alexander had refused to refund almost $4,000.00 paid in advance for tuition for his wrestling "school", which Baron upon further research opted out of attending). Alexander unsuccessfully counter-sued for the remaining balance of $250.00.
Current Superstar roster
:"Currently, APW has 17 wrestlers, 2 tag teams, and 6 volunteer staff members on their roster."
*"Asian Sensation" Dana Lee
*"The Fan Fav" Dylan Drake
*"The Boss" Derek Sanders
*"Old School" Oliver John
*Jeckels the Jester
*"Wrestling Personified" Rik Luxury
*"The Nice Guy" Vinny Massaro
*Mr. Wrestling 4
*"The British Messiah" Timothy Thatcher
*"The Latin Dragon" Junior Morales
*"The Italian Assassin" Chris Colioni
*"The Hangman" Dalton Frost
*None at this time
Tag Teams and Stables
*Oliver John, Rik Luxury, and Vinny Massaro
*Rock of Love (Billy Blade and Kayden Anthony)
*Owner: Roland Alexander
*Pro Camp Coach: Oliver John
*Head Pro Camp Coach and Advanced Semi-Pro Fundamentals Coach: JJ Perez
*GM (Ficticious): JJ Perez
*Head Referee: Tom Castor
*Referee's: Sparkey Ballard
*Voice Of APW: Markus Mac
These Superstars have either worked and wrestled, made an appearance or two, or just wrestled for
The Great Khali
Sara Del Rey
*myspace|allprowrestling|All Pro Wrestling
* [http://www.allprowrestling.com/new_boot_camp/new_camp_topgrads_index.htm All Pro Wrestling's Top Graduates]
* [http://superstars.allprowrestling.com/ All Pro Wrestling's Superstars]
* [http://www.hershlaw.com/caseinv/ci_oth_cp.html#wrestling Hayward Jury Slams All Pro Wresting School: Awards In Excess of $1.3 Million to Parents of Young Man Who Died Because of Reckless Training]
* [http://www.khali.info/the-great-khali-brian-ong-incident In Depth Analysis of the Brian Ong Incident]
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