Words from HBK: The Owner Speaks
Before I say anything, ol’ HBK wants to thanks everyone who attended “Battle at the Alamo” this weekend as we crowned the first Lonestar Wrestling Champion, John Cena.
Now, on to business. Every week, I’m going to be posting these little columns on LSW.com. Why? Because the show isn’t about me. I don’t need to cut a twenty minute promo addressing every pressing matter week in, week out. After being part of a company that did that for almost 20 years, I know how tedious that gets as both a wrestler and as a fan.
Obviously the hot topic running through the locker room and the internet is Chris Jericho. Let me go on record right now as saying Chris Jericho is not
under contract with Lonestar Wrestling. However, after his actions last night, I have personally invited Chris Jericho to attend Showdown tonight, live on USA, and he has accepted to meet both me and the LSW Heavyweight Champion John Cena in that ring.
Now with the crowning of the LSW Heavyweight Champion, there’s been a lot of questions as to what other championships we will have, if any at all. Well, I’m here to tell you that tonight, we’re going to start two tournaments to crown two new champions; The Iron Division Champion
and The Fusion Division Champion
. What I’m doing is taking a fresh approach to the concept of wrestling. The Iron Division will be a division where we put the men who like to get into the ring and ground and pound. The men who’s toughness is only matched by their technical prowess. The Division will also have a special set of rules to further separate the title from anything seen before.
Competitors will only have three rope breaks, be it submissions or pinfall. Once the breaks are used up, anything is game, including submissions in the ropes.
There will be a twenty count on the floor as opposed to the standard 10 count.
The title can change hands via disqualification.
There is no 5 count if a wrestler is battering a wrestler in the corner or on the ground. If the beating is so severe, the ref can actually call the match and announce the winner via TKO.
Choke holds are legal.
As said before, this division will push the competitors to the edge of their pain tolerance and will show who really is made of “Iron.”
The Fusion Division is going to be an equal, albeit completely different style wrestling to the Iron Division. In the same vein as the old Cruiserweight and X-Divisions, the Fusion Division is going to be a blend of high-flying, fast-paced action with technical proficiency and incredibe athleticism. Unlike these older divisions, however, this division isn’t held down by low-card status or superficial weight limits. The Division will also have one minor rule change:
No countouts. The wrestlers will be allowed wrestle to wrestle away from the confines of the ring.
Both the Iron and Fusion Division Championships will be equal, each title holder being just one step away from the LSW Heavyweight Championship. I want to stress this point to no end, so that the wrestler’s competing in either division understand neither is held at a different level.
Now, after watching the “Battle at the Alamo” tournament, I have picked sixteen men who I believe represent exactly what I am looking for as a respective champion. After some deep thinking, I have created brackets for each tournament.
Originally Posted by Iron Division Championship
Originally Posted by Fusion Division Championship
As said earlier, the tournament will begin tomorrow.
Next week, I’ll give everyone an update on the status of the Tag Team Division.
That’s all I have for this week but check back tomorrow for several features we’ll be having here every week and tune in tonight for the very first edition of Showdown.
-HBK Shawn Michaels