The CCW business plan
does not specifically mention a site, saying only “We have a specific
location in mind - a 17,600 square foot retail space in a suburban shopping
mall in Portmore, conveniently close to the city of Kingston. The building
will house the wrestling school, offices, and a 600 seat pro-wrestling
arena.” It has long been rumoured the Portmore Skating Rink was the
location described in the plan. Now, with Mr. Brown’s proposal
on the table, Caribbean Championship Wrestling has still more to consider
before its highly anticipated launch.
On another subject,
CCW officials have been visiting the top modelling agencies in the
for “beautiful girls with strong
athletic backgrounds”, presumably to train as CCW referees.
Augustus “Augie” Lee
In his first
exclusive interview, “Augie” Lee sits down with CCW Magazine
Editor-in-Chief Karl Blankenship to discuss Caribbean Championship
Wrestling, pro wrestling
in Jamaica, and what the future holds.
CCW Mag: Thank you,
Mr. Lee, for giving us this opportunity. I guess we should start with
how you became interested in pro wrestling.
I have no earthly idea. Probably rooted in my childhood. When I was
a kid my
father took my brothers and I down to the National
Arena in Washington D.C. to see the WWF before it morphed into what it
is today. At the time, Vince MacMahon’s father ran the matches.
I remember seeing guys like Bruno Samartino, Gorilla Monsoon, George “The
Animal” Steele, Haystacks Calhoun, Chief Jay Strongbow, Killer
Kowalski, and completely getting into the excitement of it all. Those
matches were special. I remember my father took us up to the ring
as people were leaving. It was freakin’ huge to a little kid. One
time the ring apron was pulled up, and I peeked. I discovered why a bodyslam
literally thunder through my chest as I watched the matches. There was
a freakin’ microphone under the ring! Vince Senior was the Man!
CCW Mag: Did you want to be a wrestler as a child?
Lee: Absolutely not. Any
form of exercise was a waste of time for me. I wanted to be a musician.
From The Stones on, I spent hundreds of hours
either learning to play guitar, or pretending to play guitar. I’m
one of the few kids who regularly got an “F” in gym. I wasn’t
interested in wrestling, or any sport.
CCW Mag: What got you interested again?
that time. My professional life has groomed me for the task ahead.
Sales and marketing. I’ve spent years travelling in
rock bands, running time-share resorts all over the islands, and creating
adult web sites. All of that means I have a unique grasp of sales and
marketing, and now have a product I can get behind 100%. Pro wrestling
is a cyclical sport. We are just finishing a low period in our
history, and within the next three years you will see several independent
promotions emerge from the shadows. CCW will be ready.
CCW Mag: Wow, you just skipped over a lot.
Lee (laughing): Yeah, but it all comes down to this. The time is right
for the creation of a pro wrestling federation in the islands. I have
the sales and marketing expertise to put it out there. And the management
experience to know when I have to rely on others.
CCW Mag: Let’s
go back a bit. The rock bands you played in. Any I would know?
CCW POWER RANKING
ranking is the brainchild of mathematician Devlyn McCreight. It
rates the relative standing of each wrestler within CCW, taking
into account win/loss record, opponents win/loss record, belts
held, titles defended, and other weighted factors. Only the top
eight wrestlers have a shot at the most prestigious title, the
CCW Caribbean championship. All ranked below eight compete for
the CCW Television championship.
matches usually occur between the current champion and whichever
wrestler is ranked just below him. If a wrestler wins or loses
ANY match, it affects his power ranking. Tag team matches too.
Each wrestler's power ranking can also be affected by fans voting
for them in the CCW Power Ranking Poll every week! Fan
votes combined with a wrestler's in-ring performance - the ultimate
ranking system in pro wrestling today!
PLANNED CCW TELEVISION
to NON-CABLE prime
time television in Jamaica!
be broadcast on cable TV
in Jamaica Saturday afternoons!
local cable operator