30 in 30: EPW’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Elite Pro Wrestling (EPW) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about EPW’s Youtube channel:

Number of videos: 69

Frequency new videos are added: No new videos have been added in over four years. This channel is deader than the EPW website or the promotion itself for that matter.

Frequency full shows are added: Never and it is not going to happen.

Total views of the most popular video: 9,852

EPW may have one of the most generic names in the history of all wrestling promotions, but it has at least a halfway decent YouTube channel. Too bad the channel is long dead. The channel features some fairly big names including Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose), Chuck Taylor and Armando Alejandro Estrada. Estrada is about as entertaining as he ever was for better or worse. Just take a look here. The channel has plenty of full matches though they are all a bit on the short side. Commentary is provided for the matches, but the camerawork can be wicked shaky. Also, some clips can be really dark.

A recommended clip:

Jon Moxley vs. Brett Michaels

Prior to becoming WWE’s Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley was a fixture on the independent wrestling scene, working for promotions big and small. Although the commentators hype Moxley as a newbie for EPW he was no stranger to wrestling in the American Midwest. Moxley comes out in an old man mask to start. Hmm, perhaps us independent fans can have him back for a bit if he uses that trick to elude WWE officials. Anyway, Moxley cuts a standard, “crazy Jon Moxley” promo before he is confronted by Brett Michaels. Depending on your perspective it is perhaps fortunate or unfortunate that this Brett Michaels is neither the lead singer of Poison or the love child that ultimately resulted from the Montreal Screwjob.

Moxley is not wrestling to show off his technical ability in this one. Instead he punishes Michaels with a lot of punches and kicks. Despite looking like a high flyer, the first indication Michaels really gives that he is one is when he looks to be preparing for a suicide dive only to come out with a baseball slide that he doesn’t even hit. Lame! However, later Michaels hits a hurricanrana and a cross body from up top. Moxley never really loses control though and he puts Michaels away with what commentators call a, “double arm face plant.”



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