30 in 30 Reborn: Florida Pro Wrestling’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Florida Pro Wrestling (FPW) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about FPW’s YouTube channel:

Number of videos: 158

Frequency new videos are added: This varies greatly. Right now the last video was added a month ago, but there have been times when a slew of videos are added all at once.

Frequency full shows are added: Full or mostly full shows were added in parts beginning in February 2012. At one point a full show was added about once a week, but the time between full shows being added became longer and longer before stopping altogether in August 2012.

Total views of the most popular video: 770

One thing I admire about FPW is the brass balls the people running the promotion must have. If you are unfamiliar with independent wrestling in Florida this takes a little explaining. Basically, it can be summed up by saying if you throw a rock in certain parts of the sunshine state then you are almost bound to hit a wrestling promoter. There are just that many indies there! So for FPW to declare itself simply Florida Pro Wrestling is quite the boast. As for the content of the channel there is a ton of stuff including many full matches. Shorter bits are also present and clips range from the very first video hyping FPW crowning the inaugural FPW Heavyweight Champion to a standard promo package to some dude getting hit with a fireball. Wrestlers to look out for are former NWA World Heavyweight Champion “The Tokyo Monster” Kahagas, Jerome Hendrix and Joe Cool (the same guy that got hit with that fire ball). FPW also has some generic indie wrestling gimmicks like American Superstar, who is essentially just another guy playing The Patriot. Most of the videos of matches are just the raw footage filmed from events cut up into parts. Some videos are filmed by a moving camera person while others are just from one fixed angle.

A recommended clip:

Donnie Abel vs. Viper

Viper starts this clip off by running his mouth and picking on Donnie Abel for his ring attire. Able is apparently very into his fashion because despite being considerably smaller, Abel charges Viper and takes him down. Viper reponds by simply retreating though after some jeering from fans he summons up the courage to get back in the ring.

Abel continues to control the match until he charges at Viper a second time and runs right into a big boot. Viper then goes to the ropes and comes off with a double axe handle on Abel. The heel Viper continues the assault with a pretty lengthy stalling suplex then starts to argue with the crowd. As Viper is picking fights with members of the audience he continues this one with Abel by choking and stomping on him.

There is an old school ending teased when Viper has Abel in a full nelson submission, but Abel doesn’t tap. Instead Viper looks to put him away with a big splash into a corner of the ring. However, when Viper leaps at Abel, Abel jumps out of the way. Abel then kicks the bigger man is the stomach, gets him to hunch over and wallops him with a DDT.



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