Major News Regarding September Gym Wars
A top star suspended, a new challenger named, and a special on training

By Joseph Duncan
Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:24 AM PDT

HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA (APW) – On August 23rd, All Pro Wrestling officials announced that due to the actions taken by former Universal Heavyweight Champion Dylan Drake at the end of his match earlier this month with current Universal Champ "The Boss" Derek Sanders, that Dylan Drake would be suspended from competition for 30 days. Due to this suspension, Drake would be ineligible to compete at the September 11, 2010 Gym Wars Television Taping. APW officials had no choice but to suspend Drake following legal action taken by Derek Sanders and his team of lawyers. Dylan Drake accepted the suspension, issuing this statement, "I want to apologize for my actions after my APW Universal Heavyweight title match with "The Boss" Derek Sanders. Derek Sanders finally made me reach my boiling point and I snapped. That was not the actions of an honorable competitor and for that I sincerely apologize to All Pro Wrestling and my loyal fans. I agree to the ruling of the suspension and I will be back on October 16th for Halloween Hell."

Dylan Drake had issued a challenge to Derek Sanders for a Non-Title match at APW Halloween Hell XIII on October 16th. Due to the stipulations of the match between Drake and Sanders on August 14, Drake cannot challenge for the Universal Heavyweight title as long as Sanders holds it. Sanders immediately declined. However, APW officials have selected a new competitor to challenge Sanders for his APW title.

"Big Country" Jody Kristofferson suffered a back injury that kept him out of the ring last month, but the young APW sensation feels 100% and ready to challenge for the APW Universal Heavyweight Championship for the first time in his career. Jody has racked up an impressive win streak in 2010 including a pinfall victory over “The Boss” during the 2010 Super Summer Series in June. The last three months of last year, these two men feuded, with Sanders using every underhanded trick he could come up with to defeat Kristofferson at Halloween Hell XII and the November 2009 Gym Wars, before Kristofferson was able to spear Sanders to put him away at Kristmas Kaos 2009. That match, along with Kristofferson's win against Sanders at the 2010 Super Summer Series gives the youngster two consecutive wins over Sanders, and a lot of confidence going into this match. That said, while Kristofferson did get a win over Sanders in the 2010 Super Summer Series, it was Sanders who won that event, and then went on to take the Universal Heavyweight title from Jeckles the Jester at the APW Live event, Wrestling for the Wounded Warrior Project, in Santa Rosa, California back in July. On September 11, 2010, these two men who have both been on a tear through APW will face off, as three-time APW Universal Heavyweight Champion, "The Boss" Derek Sanders, will defend his title against "Big Country" Jody Kristofferson!

In addition, Jeckles the Jester will seek retribution against "The Mountain From Stone Mountain" Larry Blackwell and his manager, the self-professed "Greatest Mind in Professional Wrestling", Matthew Theall. Earlier this month, it was Theall who offered his services to Jeckles with a promise to take him back to the Universal Championship. Jeckles declined, and later paid the price after Theall caused Jeckles to be distracted, costing him a match against one of Theall's part-time associates, 2010 APW Young Lions Cup winner, Corvus. Now, Jeckles has revenge on his mind in this match which will propel one of these men closer to a shot at reclaiming the Universal title for themselves.

All this, and so much more... it's Gym Wars! Saturday, September 11, 2010 from the historic APW Garage, 21063 Cabot Blvd, Suite 1, Hayward, California. Admission is just three cans of food for donation to the Alameda County Food Bank. Doors open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 6:30 pm. APW Gym Wars events are taped for broadcast on The Bay Area's KFTY-TV 50, Digital 199, as well as Central California's KAZV-TV 14, Comcast 26.

Finally, the APW Boot Camp, the elite professional wrestling training academy on the West Coast and one of the finest in the country, has announced the in celebration of "Back to School", students in college and returning to school can take advantage of special discounts on two payment plans for APW Boot Camp training.
Anyone signing up by the expiration of this special that is returning to college can double their $200 Student/Military discount and receive a $400 DISCOUNT with proof of attending college.
New Boot Camp Students who sign up for the $175 monthly payment plan can do so without a diposit. Simply pay the first $175 payment. APW will also match your first payment and discount $175 by choosing this plan!
New Boot Camp Students wanting to pay up-front can do so for only $3,000, regardless of any discounts you may qualify for. Have you missed your Early Bird Special? It doesn't matter. Regardless of discounts, you can sign up, and pay up-front for only $3,000!
This special expires September 30, 2010. As a reminder, anyone signing up prior to their Early Bird Special expiring will receive a $500 discount on training, so don't miss your deadline! To find out when your deadline is, call All Pro Wrestling at (510) 785-8396, or email All Pro Wrestling at You can still sign up for any of our other monthly payment programs and the deposit and payment are negotiable to fit your financial budget. Call All Pro Wrestling and negotiate your own monthly payment plan to train at the prestigious APW Boot Camp!

For more information on All Pro Wrestling events, go to, and follow APW on Twitter at APW can also be found on YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace!

For more information on APW Boot Camp, go to, call (510) 785-8396, or send an email to

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