Monday, October 29, 2007
I know it's been a while since a recent post, but things have been busy here at Black Pants Studios. We recently launched two cool new features on ClickWrestle. Here are the details..
VIP Members Area Opens
We’re happy to announce that our VIP Members Area has completed it’s beta phase and is going strong. Here is how it works…
- Click the Join Now link below and select a VIP package. Four unique packages are available.
#1 - Male vs. Male (men’s matches only)
#2 - Female vs. Female (female matches only)
#3- Inter-gender (mixed male/female matches only)
#4- All Matches (combination of all matches).
-Check your email for login information and access the VIP Members area.
-Download the “Match of the Day” and save to your computer for viewing anytime.
-Return daily, new matches are released each day at noon.
Special pricing to celebrate the launch is only $19.99 a month. This is a $300 value as you get a match every day of the month. Sign up now and let us know your thoughts!
Click here to Join Now
ClickWrestle Video Share Enters Beta
Now that the VIP section has gond live, our next project is ready to enter beta testing. ClickWrestle Video Share is a community of wrestling fans sharing their favorite video clips and highlights. This site allows fans to upload their favorite (non-copyritten) videos and share with the world. Already, some great videos have been uploaded, including never-before seen footage of Cheerleader Melissa and Taylor from MTV’s Tough Enough as they hang out in Japan with the girls from ARSION.
Drop by ClickWrestle Video Share and post your favorite clips!
Click here to share videos
Thanks for your continued support!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Here's a couple photos from the office. The first is a picture of bosses desk, since he's such a mysterious guy and I can't seem to get him to let me post a picture of him up here, it'll have to do. Second is me and my AWESOME new present. Bossman bought me a soda-cooler thing that plugs in to my USB drive. It's absolutely fabulous. Keeps my sodas nice and chilly. =) Last is a picture of Chris, complaining that I am taking a picture of him. Why are all the men in my office so uptight about photos?
Anyway, things at office are great. Chris just wrapped up the ChickFight 6 DVD, so that will be in stores by the end of this week! Super cool. Of course, keep your eye on http://www.chickfight.tv if you want to buy ChickFight 1 - 5. It looks really good. The graphics are awesome. The matches are super. You can of course by the matches on ClickWrestle as well. They are all available now.
I have a TON of new footage from Germany getting ready to hit ClickWrestle. Mostly footage from wXw and German Stampede Wrestling. Should be some great stuff. Also, WXW has agreed to distribute DVD's to our international fans so if you'd like to buy some ChickFight DVD's internationally check out their shop!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Breaking Records Music label has posted the ChickFight intro on their site! Go check it out. =)
Victory, by Lourds Lane! Featuring our awesome ChickFight TV intro!
In some very exciting ClickWrestle news.. We have ChickFight VI releasing starting tomorrow! Huzzah! ChickFight VI was an awesome show. Chris has done some awesome post production, and the matches themselves are awesome.. So go watch them! Very good stuff, and you can get it only at ClickWrestle right now. Soon enough they will be available on ChickFight.TV on DVD. In fact, that's what Chris has been working on for the past couple weeks. I've seen quite a bit of it, and it looks really neat. The DVD intro is currently my favorite.. and not just because it features our new Theme Song, "Victory". I am talking Chris into letting me post it online, so I'll let you all know my progress.
On Tuesday Bossman, his wife, Chris, and I all went to a screening at the Metreon where NewTeeVee was giving awards to the best internet commercials. We had entered our own ClickWrestle commercial, "The Coins Have Eyes", where Leprechaun Melissa made her debut. We didn't win any awards.. but it was nice to be recognized and voted upon. We got pretty good votes. =) You can go check out the screening winners, the contestants, and our video at this linky here for NewTeevee Screenings. It has inspired me for future commercials. It has also left me wondering "Where's the sausage?" Maybe Bossman knows. If you watch any of those, make sure to watch the one called "Engaged". It's cute.
Oh oh oh! We have a new intern. =) His name is Graham. He's our marketing and sales intern, and he's super cool. He's got a lot of fire in him. I like how motivated he is. Actually.. he should be coming in today. Maybe he'll let me take a picture for the blog. Oh.. better yet.. maybe I'll be able to get a picture of our other intern, Cat. There is a good chance if I get a picture of her, she'll be asleep. Just sayin'..
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Bossman is on to a new trend, it's called the Standing Meeting. It's theory is that you have a daily/weekly meeting where everyone has 5 topics/tasks that they are tackling and they present them to each other within 30 minutes... all while standing. The standing is supposed to make you uncomfortable and realize that brevity is of the essence. Ending with a brief, effective, and efficient meeting. So far I like the idea. But our first meeting was awesome.. and it had nothing to do with standing.
Bossman recently bought us some toys for the office. Chris got a little nerf dart-gun thing, and I (of course) got a barbie doll. Chris' toy is way cooler than mine.. and I did covet it for quite a while. Especially after Chris made a holster for it, and started wearing it around like a cowboy. That sort of digressed to us dressing like Cowboys and Indians. Chris had his holster, his gun, and I even made him a little Sheriff's star. (On which I misspelled sheriff, and I am going to pretend it was on purpose to add to the cute childlike nostalgia rather than my horrible spelling skills running rampant.) Chris made me a head-dress, complete with a pigeon feather for authenticity. Total prep time: about 5 minutes. Then we headed into our Standing Meeting and proceeded to have a very serious talk about business matters.. which only ended up in ONE shooting of the indian and ONE very dramatic death-scene. I LOVE my job. Just sayin'..
New on ClickWrestle: Chikara! Chikara is finally posting so go enjoy a match or two. Sumie Sakai versus Cassanova released today and it's pretty funny. Also, Shimmer volume 8 is releasing right now, too. So you have a ton of great female footage coming your way.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
We have a new intern here at the office. Her name is Cat, and she is from Hong Kong. She is in college and is working on getting her degree in broadcasting. She'll be here through August, and she is a pretty amusing chick. She has been working on doing music videos for a few wrestlers. When she is not doing that.. she is sleeping. Which I am wondering if that's a Hong Kong thing, or just a her thing. In any case, it's pretty funny. Today she is working on a video for Oliver John, whose music is Rush's "Working Man". I don't think she appreciates the weird, American Butt-Rock, but Chris sure is digging it. He won't.. stop.. singing.. it. Which is only fair. I blast Fiona Apple all day, after all.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
The ChickFight HOTLINE is now open. You are encouraged to call any time to hear the latest news and information on ChickFight Tournaments held all over the world. Past participants include Cheerleader Melissa, MsChif, Jazz, Sumie Sakai, Allison Danger, Wesna, Amazing Kong, Daizee Haze, Lacey, Rain, and many more of the top wrestling talent from all over the globe.
The 24-hour toll-free number is 1-888-337-5103
Thursday, June 28, 2007
So what exactly have I been working on? Well. I am working on a few things. I am attempting to set up a new hotline for ChickFight. It's both fun and a little frustrating. I am actually doing the voice-work for it. It seems like it would be an easy task, but I can't seem to keep from stuttering and sounding like a robot. Ahh, maybe it'll get easier. I'll let you all know when it goes live. =)
I've also been working on getting some new footage through the doors here at ClickWrestle. With Chikara signed on, and their footage just about ready to go.. You'll be seeing them soon. I've also been working on a few distribution deals in Germany.. and hopefully there will be some big announcements for that soon. Very exciting stuff. Whee!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Apparently during a match that took place at an event prior to ChickFight, Cheerleader Melissa was fighting Sweet Saraya. They took it to the outside of the ring, when Sweet Saraya fell upon a broken soda can. She suffered a grisly wound, cutting her kneecap off. Everytime I think about it I get sick to my stomach. We here at ClickWrestle and ChickFight wish her a speedy recovery.
There is a good chance this could cost Saraya her career. So here's a tip folks, pick up your freaking trash.
For more information, visit: http://ukff.com/index.php?showtopic=97817
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Leather, spikes, chains, green goo sprayed in people's face. All stuff you'd associate with MsChif. But while getting prepared to post the new Shimmer volume 7/8 stuff... I was quite surprised. It appears that ClickWrestle favorite Cheerleader Melissa has been wooed by MsChif and has taken to donning the Green and Leather in celebration. The two team up and take on The HomeWrecking Crew, Rain and Lacey. It's a brutal match and it's absolutely stunning to see Melissa and MsChif in cahoots. What a team they make. I can't wait until this stuff starts going live. I'll keep you all updated. =) Speaking of Shimmer, after speaking with Dave Prazak recently, I've decided he's one of the nicest guys I've ran into in the wrestling scene. What a sweetie. Anyhow. On to life at the office.
In our spare time here at the office, Chris and Bossman have taken to playing Xbox. Specifically Def Jam: Fight for New York. It's pretty funny, watching these two white boys get G'd out and sport the Bling. (Insert more appropriate lingo here!) Chris and Bossman even have their own characters based on themselves. It's adorable. They get so competitive. Ahh. I don't know if I could even stand a chance, though, when it comes to competing with these guys. I just don't have the whole hand/eye coordination thing going. Plus, they don't even LET you make a female character. How horrible is that? Boo.
Also: I am hoping to get some Chikara Wrestling footage out here. I am quite close to closing a deal with them right now. So if you're a fan, good news! Let me know what matches ya'll are interested in and I'll try to make it happen!
Friday, June 08, 2007
I spent a lot of my time reviewing sales this week. As it turns out Amazing Kong vs. Nikki Roxx and Lacey vs. Nikita are our top sellers this year. It's nice to see the ClickWrestle viewers have such great taste.. Lacey and Kong are awesome! Actually, Amazing Kong is on a roll right now. People seem to really enjoy her style. She's definitely a strong, fierce woman and comes in an impressive package. She absolutely demolishes almost every opponent she comes against. A lot of people don't know that she has a strong history of wrestling in Japan, though. All you Kong fans should watch her during her JD Star days. Watch the match with her against Tsunami. Two large, extremely strong women in a hardcore match where they tear up an entire arena beating each other down.
All right, I am going to go capture some IWA-MS footage.. Wish me luck. (I sure hope there is a lot less blood and guts in this batch!)
Sunday, June 03, 2007
How do all these wrestlers go about with their daily wrestling routine knowing that quite certainly there will be an injury somewhere around the corner. So many wrestlers get some sort of horrible injury along the way. One of my favorite female wrestlers, Rebbecca Knox, was injured a little bit ago. From what I've heard, hasn't made it back to the ring since. She writes in her journal at her site:
"I am very upset I have to write this email because I have to cancel all future dates until December. I am not sure if you had heard about the knock to the head I got in Germany a few weeks ago or not, but I got a bad cut above the eye and it was stitched up and all seemed fine. But after a few days I was getting extremely painful headaches, loud buzzing in my left ear and my vision in my left eye is completely blurred. The doctor has told me it may be damage to the 8th cranial nerve and I am waiting for a ct brain scan and have been adviced to stop wrsetling for the next few months. It could be permanent or it could go away by itself. but untill all signs have been allevated I will not be able to engage in any heavy physical activity"
Then there is an old friend of mine.. He was the head bootcamp trainer at APW for a while, and also led a fantastic wrestling career of his own. He suffered repeated concussions while wrestling, and in the end of things, began having blackouts and intense head-aches. He was in pretty bad shape, and decided to retire. It was an emotional occasion. He was beloved by his co-workers, and adored by his fans. But losing him in the ring was a much better than losing him in life. He retired, and it was probably for the better. Yet.. A few years later, there he was.. Back in the ring! Which makes me wonder what it is about wrestling that makes people risk FURTHER injuring themselves. I have heard from many, many people that wrestling runs in one's blood. Maybe there is some truth to that.
In any case. My foot hurts. I am going to go put some ice on it.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Anyhow, what I said a moment ago is true ChickFight 7, UK edition, is finally releasing! I was quite pleased to see Lacey in the first release. I am not quite sure why, but she's always been a personal favorite of mine. She is a pretty good wrestler, and smokin' hot.. but I think it's the attitude. In any case. Definitely check out her latest release. Lacey versus UK wrestler, Eden Black. It's a great match, and I am not quite sure if I remember Lacey spitting on anyone.. but even if she doesn't? Still worth it.
Things are good here at the office. It looks like I ruffled Bossman's feathers about this mysterious thing a bit too much.. As he sent me to the store today for Safety Pins and Post-its. And refused to tell me what for. Said it was for a secret project. Ugh.
Monday, May 28, 2007
I think Bossman likes to come off as a mysterious, enigmatic, emotionless, corporate type. He's really, really not. It's funny. He will wear his hip glasses, his tailored black coats, and sport his cool leather blinds in his office.. but when it comes down to it, he really is just a big softie. Bossman took Chris and I out to lunch and coffee again today; we had Thai and snarky conversation. Overall a good time. I got to thinking about it, and BossMan takes us out all the freaking time. He can't be such a robot if he takes such good care of us. Chris and I have decided Bossman should adopt us, officially. Somehow I don't think he'd go for it.. let alone his new Latina Wifey, Mrs. Bossman.
Has anyone checked out OnlineWorldofWrestling ? It's the new and improved Obsessed With Wrestling site. After a small amount of domain dispute, they have a new site and it's really neat. They've been giving a lot of attention to female wrestling these days, which I really appreciate, because it's a personal interest of mine. They even had a recent review of our ChickFight 5 DVD. (Look here!) Our production staff got special props.
" A lot of great independent organizations put out some really cool DVD's but they all seem to follow the same generic production rules. Both of the Chick Fight DVD's that I've watched featured jaw-dropping audio and visual effects far superior to anything I've seen in wrestling outside of WWE and TNA. The special effects used are integrated to perfection during this show without taking away from the in-ring abilities of any of the girls. So for production value this DVD gets a perfect score of ten out of ten"
How freaking awesome is that? I am very, very proud of production. (Ahem, Chris!) Be sure to get your hands on the matches here at ClickWrestle.Com, too! Immediate satisfaction. How about that? All right.. Time to get out of here.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I was able to talk Chris into finalizing the ChickFight 7 footage, so it looks like all that pressure worked! And today's release is another free match from APW. MPT versus Psichosis. Great match, check it out - it's on the house!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
When I got upstairs, I finished capturing the last match I need to work on from the San Francisco Kezar Stadium show on 9/02/06. It happened to be the Dana Lee vs. Derek Sanders match, where Dana won the APW Universal Championship Title. After capturing all of the footage, I have effectively watched the match 4 times from 4 different angles. Then I began cutting the footage together. (Watching it again, in slow motion.) 3 or 4 hours later, I was done. I had cut the footage, rendered it, and was watching it one last time to make sure I was happy. Crappy thing number 2: During that last viewing... my editing program crash-kaboomed. Ugh. No, I didn't save. No, auto-save wasn't turned on. Argh! How frustrating. I lost half a days work that I still haven't finished again. It'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Blah. I hate that. I've learned my lesson. Auto-save is turned on. Ctrl-S is being abused. So where do the capers come in to play? Well, while Chris and I thought some photoshopping goodness could of been great boss-is-gone-caper material, our accidental caper was more than enough caper for us today.
Accidental Caper? Yep. While I was sitting at my desk, before Crappy thing number 2 occurred, I smelled... Fire? Burning? Ahh! I was immediately worried some of my video equipment was overheating, so I turned to Chris to figure out if he could smell the burning too. He could, and apparently had a better idea than I of what was going on, as he walked right to the source. Chris led me to the balcony (right where the eggs are!) He has taken to using that as his own little smoking retreat. While that is usually fine, today after smoking his cigarette, he set the butt in his makeshift ashtray and came back to the office. Apparently the butt was still burning, and it set a few of the other butts on fire. There was a nice little smoke/fire going out there when we discovered it. We poured some water on it, and everything was fine. In fact, it wasn't much of a danger at all, since it was in the middle of concrete. However, I'm not up for many more capers after the fire, program crappiness, and key crappiness.
I'll do my best to have some more uplifting news for you all tomorrow. But, if you're down like me.. Watch today's match. SeXXXy Eddy certainly brightened my mood last week!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Anyhow, Bossman is out of town for a few days. He is out have more mysterious adventures that he won't tell anyone anything about. I am convinced that we he takes these little leaves of absence, he's actually out being pampered at a spa somewhere. I can see him now, soaking in a big tub of mud with little cucumber slices over his eyes... Hm. In any case, I think that since Bossman is gone, Chris and I should stir up a little hell here at the office. I haven't figure it out yet, but there should be capers. I'll think of something.
In the world of ClickWrestle-to-come, we have good news! It looks like we have just about everything we need to start releasing the footage from ChickFight 7! Our last bit of audio was shipped over from the UK this week, and if I put the proper pressure on Chris, I am thinking you will all get to see what those gals can do across the Atlantic in no time. Because really, I think Chris could use a little more pressure. I'll get to that right now.
Monday, May 21, 2007
No, really. Click here! Hah. Sorry. That just cracks me up. I was finishing up Kafu's match on Friday when I saw that. Good ol' Bryan was working the Camera at Kezar last September. It looks like he tripped over a chair while filming Kafu on the way to the ring. But it just goes to show ya.. Even the production crew takes a few shots around here.
Also, it looks like the Death Matches have started pouring out. Vanessa Kraven against Rachael Putski is particularly disturbing. I can't imagine how bad that Thumb-Tack death match must of hurt. I sat on a thumb-tack once.. and whined about it for about a week. That ~hurts~. I can't imagine how Putski's bottom feels with hundreds of them stuck in there. Ack. Buy the match! Or at least look at that preview. Ouch!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Now, I am not sure what that means. But it sounds like good news for Mr. Kafu. Who knows if Roland speaks true here, though.. he has a history of embellishing "his" accomplishments. (Roland has been grooming Kafu for a few years now.) Yet,I found it pretty interesting that so soon after Mr. Alexander's blog, I found myself editing one of Kafu's matches at the Kezar Stadium, in San Francisco. In this match, Kafu faces Steve Corino, and as it turns out, Roland Alexander himself was banned from this event. Kafu certainly put forth some impressive skills in this match. I am not surprised at all that, if true, Kafu is getting some attention from the big leagues.
In any case.. Keep your eye open for this upcoming match. Also, check out today's new release. Sumie Sakai in a IWA-MS death-match. Bloody, disgusting, and fascinating.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Upon stumbling back into the streets of San Francisco after a year's absence, I was both relieved and shocked when I found myself back at work. Relieved because good ol' ClickWrestle is still standing. Shocked because upon entering the desolate building, I got to see how things have changed around here. Most notably... Chris. I know I have fawned over this particular Co-Worker before, and undoubtedly will again, but Chris has exploded in our office. He's got equipment, cameras, and footage EVERYWHERE. (I'll be nice and not go into detail about the cigarette pack carcasses.) The office was filthy. Once I got past THAT, I was able to see all of the great stuff that has been going on. So much new footage to work with! Wonderful things have been happening with ChickFight as well.
What else is new? Well, the ever-so-sweet Bryan has moved on to a new project. While I will mourn not being able to lock him in cages, or coerce him into eating year-old candies, I do wish him great luck in his new endeavors. Bossman is still doing quite well. Rumor has it he eloped with a Latin lady and didn't invite anyone to the wedding. Of course, there are tons of rumors about Bossman. He's a mysterious guy.
So what can you look forward to now that I am back? Well. You can look forward to my usual updates on ClickWrestle, ChickFight, and my usual bits of office gossip. What can you look forward to on ClickWrestle? Well. Keep your eye out for some horrifically bloody footage coming your way. Some of this upcoming stuff just isn't for the queasy stomached.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
- Visit http://www.clickwrestle.com/vip and select a VIP package. Currently, 4 different packages are available. #1 - Male vs. Male (men's matches only), #2 - Female vs. Female (female matches only), #3- Inter-gender (mixed male/female matches only), #4- All Matches (combination of all matches).
- Check your email for login information and access the VIP section.
- Download "Today's Match" and save to your computer for viewing anytime.
- Return daily, new matches are released each day at noon.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
My personal goal for 2007 will be to keep this sucker updated. We really appreciate all your support and the feedback on ClickWrestle and will be using this blog to keep you up to date with the latest happenings at ClickWrestle HQ.