Hi everybody, I wanted to drop in with a couple important posts. I’ll try to be back later this weekend, possibly as eary as today, with an exclusive interview with Rob Van Dam, in which he discusses several topics you won’t hear him talk about anywhere else – including his relationship with the Ultimate Warrior, his thoughts on John Edwards, and why he refused to go to Iraq for WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops.

I’ll also be by with my preview of this Sunday’s Royal Rumble – one of my favorite WWE shows of the annual pay per view calendar, and one that is particularly compelling this year.

Right now, I wanted to let you know about a big independent show taking place tomorrow night (Saryrday, January 30) right here on Long Island. The New York Wrestling Connections is hosting what is typically thebiggest show of the year, “The Pyscho Circus 7” at the NYWC Sportatorium (The Deer Park Recreational Center) at 435-13 Brook Ave in Deer Park. Doors open at 6 p.m., and bell time is at 7. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information visit nywcwrestling.com.

The annual Pyscho Circus match pits teams of five against each other in an elimination bout in which weapons, including tables, ladders, chairs and barbed wire, are legal. What’s more, all of NYWC’s championships will be on the line in this year’s match. This year’s Pyscho Circus features NYWC Champion King Mega, NYWC Interstate Champion Alex Reynolds, NYWC Hi-Fi Champion Dan Eckos & NYWC Tag Team Champions Michael & Kieran Mansfield taking on. Maverick, Joey Braggiol, John Silver, Ryan Rush & Tony Burma.

The Psycho Circus match is a unique concept, and is guaranteed to offer some big thrills each year – such as when Terry Funk joined the action back in 2008.

Check out this video preview of the match:

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Founded in 2003, the NYWC is  Long Island’s longest-running, and probably best-known independent wrestling promotion – and it’s produced some fairly big names, with the help of NYWC trainer and former ECW heavyweight champion Mikey Whipwreck.

“With Mikey on board, it was time for the NYWC to take things to a new level,” said NYWC spokesman Kenny Lippe. “Over the course of these years we have produced top talents such as current WWE Superstars as Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins and Trent Barreta and former WWE Spirit Squad member Mikey. Our current roster is filled with stars of tomorrow, like fan favorites Maverick, John Silver and Francis Kipland Stevens. There is something for everyone at our shows.”