How I See It: Crossing the Streams

**I usually don’t comment about the promotions I work for outside the realm of color commentary, as it could be seen as a conflict of interest.

However, I see what other people don’t, and the match between Derek Simonetti and Sean Leiter, tomorrow night at Proving Ground’s Crossing the Streams, hits a little differently.

Again, I see what others don’t.**

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

It’s a lesson Proving Ground president Derek Simonetti has learned the hard way in recent weeks by crossing the streams more than he could have imagined. Amid putting on a benefit show are accusations of self-dealing. If that’s not enough gasoline on the fire, Simonetti has drawn the ire of the new Proving Ground Heavyweight Champion, Sean Leiter.

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North Shore Rumble: 6/2 Pro Wrestling Fundraiser


-BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS, June 2, 2018 – ElkMania presents the North Shore Rumble on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Beverly/Salem Lodge of Elks, 39 Bow St, Beverly, MA. This event promises to be an action-packed night of professional wrestling where 30 of New England’s elite will collide in an over-the-top rope extravaganza!  Continue reading “North Shore Rumble: 6/2 Pro Wrestling Fundraiser”

A Nightmare on Bow Street: Live Pro Wrestling Fundraiser


Beverly, MA, April 28, 2018 – ElkMania returns to Beverly, MA with an action-packed night of professional wrestling, headlined by a thrilling All-Star Title bout between champion “The Maniacal” Jack Krueger and the meta-human super-villain, “Insane” Dick Lane.

A Nightmare on Bow Street takes place on Saturday, April 28 at the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Bow Street, Beverly, MA. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Bell time is 7:00 pm. This event is a fundraiser for the wonderful animals at the Northeast Animal Shelter.

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ElkMania 5: Romano vs. Simonetti -Tomorrow Night in Beverly, MA

For Immediate Release:

Romano vs. Simonetti “I Quit” Match headlines ElkMania 5 this Saturday night!


BEVERLY, MA, September 23, 2017 – Professional wrestling returns to the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge on tomorrow night on Saturday, September 23 for the fifth installment of our preeminent event, ELKMANIA 5. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Special bell time is at 6:35 PM.

Tickets are $10.00 in advance and are on sale at Silver Moon Comics & Collectibles located inside of the Museum Place Mall, Salem, MA. Tickets will be available at the door for $12.00. Creative Salem members will get two dollars off their admission at the door.

The main event will feature Salem’s own Derek Simonetti challenging “Bitter” Buddy Romano for the Bay State Championship in an “I Quit” Match. One year ago, Buddy Romano announced his retirement from wrestling and surrendered the championship, after he was ordered to defend the belt against Derek Simonetti. Continue reading “ElkMania 5: Romano vs. Simonetti -Tomorrow Night in Beverly, MA”

Backdrops and Body Slams at Fenway Park

Sometimes, I think I know how special things are until I’m immersed in the splendor of the moment. Then I realize that I didn’t have a clue. This past Sunday I was the play by play commentator for the Wrestling All-Stars of New England show at Fenway Park. I was also given an extra duty at the last minute that I had always been eager to experience.   Continue reading “Backdrops and Body Slams at Fenway Park”

Calling Fenway

WWE may have declined Fenway Park’s invitation to hold a wrestling show, however, “Wrestling All-Stars of New England” has happily taken them up on their offer. This Sunday there will a live professional wrestling show at the historic ballpark as a part of the El Mundo Latino Family Festival. And I get to be a part of it!

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After the Bell: Looking Back at ElkMania 3


I’ve been promoting wrestling shows off and on since 2006, and no matter how staunch I’am with my preparation, problems always occur. The road to ElkMania 3, held ten days ago, was littered with obstacles. That in itself is par for the course when it comes to independent wrestling, however, political pressure reared its ugly head.

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Krueger vs. Simonetti 2 Headlines ElkMania 3 on September 26th


*** (This is a press release for a charity wrestling event I’m putting on) ***


Elkmania 3: Krueger vs. Simonetti Part 2

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beverly/Salem Lodge of Elks – Beverly, Massachusetts

– BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS – Professional wrestling returns to the North Shore as ELKMANIA 3 emanates from the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Bow Street, Beverly, MA on Saturday September 26th, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time is at 7:00 PM. Tickets cost $10.00 and are on sale at Silver Moon Comics & Collectibles located inside of the East India Square Mall, Salem, MA. Tickets will be available at the door, but purchase in advance is highly recommended!

“The Maniacal” Jack Krueger emerged victorious in last year’s Elkmania tournament as he used deplorable tactics to defeat Salem’s Derek Simonetti. After months of negotiations, Krueger agreed to the rematch, but only on his terms. These terms dictates that the match had to take place at Elkmania 3, signifying the one year anniversary of the humiliation he inflicted on Simonetti, and that the match be a no-rules street fight. Simonetti accepted the terms without a moment’s hesitation as he looks to settle the score on September 26th.   Continue reading “Krueger vs. Simonetti 2 Headlines ElkMania 3 on September 26th”

Reflections of ElkMania 2

Poster by Mark Marianelli of Six AM Comics
Poster by Mark Marianelli of Six AM Comics

This past Saturday night, I put my wrestling promoter’s hat on, again, for our second annual pro wrestling charity event, ElkMania 2. Last year’s show was a huge success as we raised $1400. 00 for the Elks National Foundation which funds youth programs, college scholarships, and veteran services. My colleagues and I put together a fantastic show with the goal of exceeding its predecessor in every way and we had a former WWE Superstar to help us out. Continue reading “Reflections of ElkMania 2”

Channeling My Inner Vince McMahon with an Independent Show.


I’m dusting off my wrestling promoters hat and putting on a wrestling show on November 2nd at the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge in Beverly, MA. This will be a charity event where all of proceeds will go towards the Elks National Foundation which supports military families, youth programs, scholarships and a whole host of other charitable endeavors. Since the show is taking place at the Elks and it’s for the Elks, I found it fitting to name the event, ELKMANIA. Yep, you read that right.

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