Monday, March 31, 2014

SSW returns to Kingsport this Friday April 4th

Southern States Wrestling returns to Kingsport this Friday with a BIG night of Wrestling. Save $3 on ringside tickets by buying them on the top right hand side of this blog. Three Title Matches and a the Grudge Match of the Year headlines this card.

Here is the event poster and below it this week's SSW TV recapping events going into Friday Night.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

3 New SSW DVDS and some news

* 3 Brand New SSW DVDs just released only $12 each look below and buy on the left hand side of the page. Don't forget the Rock n Roll Express 30 Years of Rockin' DVD is also on the left hand side of the page. It's The SSW Fall Spectacular '13

* Coming this week SSW 22nd Anniversary Event from last year, A Night To Remember 1999 our First Hall of Fame Event, SSW Hall of Fame 2001 and 2003 events. 

* We have in the works a special 23rd Anniversary DVD coming later this spring with classic clips and interviews with many stars looking back at their time in SSW.

* Thanks to everyone that came out to the TV Taping Friday. We are looking forward to our Homecoming Tour April - June this year. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Southern States Wrestling TV 2.16.14

Very Special TV This Week as we look back at the first 23 years of SSW

Don't forget FREE ADMISSION To our TV Taping this Friday Feb. 21 at North Kingsport Community Center 284 East Carters Valley Rd bell time 7:30 PM limited seating doors open at 7 PM

Very special classic SSW DVDs to be added to the left hand side of this page this week. Keep checking back.

Friday, February 14, 2014

News on SSW and This Week's TV

*All DVD and book orders from this site have been processed and are on their way to you the buyers. Sorry for delay I am just now getting back into a normal routine since the surgery.

*I will be adding some new SSW DVDs this weekend and some classic events from 90s and 00s to the site as well. Keep checking back.

*This Sunday marks our 23rd Anniversary at SSW. We will be airing a special TV program this week. If you live in the area our normal Sunday Night 7:30pm program will be on the air and we will be adding a special 60 minute edition of the program right here on this site. As we take a look back at a lot of great moments in SSW History.

*SSW will be holding a FREE TV taping FRiday Feb. 21 7:30 PM at The North Kingsport Community Center located at 284 East Carters Valley RD. Limited seating applies with first come first served. Doors open at 7PM. Once the Chairs are full that's is all the Fire Marshall is allowing in the building so get there early. Bring your own snacks and drinks NO ALCOHOL!

*Mark these dates down now April 4th Kingsport TN Boys Club and April 11th National Guard Armory in Rogersville. More dates to be announced next week.

* I will be on TV this week for the first time since my injury. I will be answering questions from SSW fans that Dakota Booth gathered and giving an update on my recovery.

Until Sunday. Stay warm and enjoy the snow

3 Special Blog Talk Programs about East Tennessee Wrestling History & me with boxing great Jerry Cooney

Here is the last three episodes of my "Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler Kid? Radio" with special guest Joe Cazana and Les Thatcher as we talk Knoxville (East Tennessee) Wrestling 30s to the 80s

with Joe Cazana talking about his Family promoting Knoxville for 40 years

Check Out Wrestling Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler Kid on BlogTalkRadio

Part 1 of The Les Thatcher interview covering Knoxville from 1968 to 75

Discover Wrestling Internet Radio with Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler Kid on BlogTalkRadio

Part 2 of Les Thatcher interview cover Knoxville 1975 to 82 including the Knoxville promotional war

Popular Wrestling Internet Radio with Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler Kid on BlogTalkRadio

If that's not enough for you I was a guest on this great program this week. I'm the 2nd hour following boxing great Jerry Cooney

Listen To Radio Internet Radio Stations with Mathis Media Hub Radio on BlogTalkRadio

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Year and New Challenges

First off I'm sorry that I have not updated in a few weeks and we are behind on our VLOGs. Most of you know why and I'll get to that in a minute.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out Friday to the TNA Impact Wrestling event in Bristol, TN. That was mine and Misty's first town as promoters for them and everyone seemed please with the event. It was a big fund raiser for the Vance Middle School athletics.

Sting returns to the Tri-Cities

Another thank you to everyone who packed The Civic Center in McMinnville, TN. That event helped out the city's Park and Rec. department. I also was on the street promoting this coming Thursdays big live TV special Genesis in Huntsville, AL. I'll be watching from my recovery bed at home. 

McMinnville TN TNA Event

Now on to the new challenge of the new year. As I writ this I'm 14 hours away from back surgery. I have had many injuries of the years. I have gritted and went one. IN 1997 I had a minor back surgery (if there is such a thing). Years of being in the ring and hundreds of thousands of miles riding in the car to events and back have caused me trouble. The last two years I have battle through worsting pain. Christmas Night with a swing of a baseball bat Frank Parker caused serious damage.

I think he hit a home run

The last few weeks pain has been awful. I battle through the pain to fulfill my duties promoting for TNA. I will be in the care of Dr. Thomas who comes with high recommendations and praise. I have met with him and really like the guy. I'm being told that I'm looking at one year being out of the ring. This is hard news to take.

Wrestling is not a hobby, nor just a job its a way of life for me. When I die Misty knows I want on my grave stone "Beau James Pro Wrestler". The one constant in my life since I was 15 years old has been the fact that I'm booked and have towns to make. I unpacked my bag this week and put my gear up for the first time in my life. I have a few appearances this year. I have been told by TNA I will have more towns to promote when I'm ready.

The family business SSW will roll on. Nephew Dakota Booth is doing TV. Jake and Misty will be doing what ever needs  to be done. They also are still taking bookings. So I will make some towns with them when I'm able.

To say I'm freaking out a little bit is an understatement. To say I'm worried and nervous about my future is also an understatement. I have always survived by wrestling. I chose it to take care of me and I have some how some way made it all these years.

Dr. Thomas said I will have about 8 weeks of time that I need to rest and heal. That means 8 weeks of not working and limited income. I in my prayers have turned all this over to the big Booker upstairs. Many of you have emailed me and told me you will be praying. I say Thank YOU. Please keep praying and also pray for Misty and my family. I know I will drive them nuts during all of this.

When I am able I will be adding 3 new SSW DVDs to this page. Be looking for them. Also if you have not already check out the SSW DVDs to the left and the classic Southern Wrestling DVDs to the right. I'm also extending the Christmas Sale on my books as it will now be a broke my back for wrestling sale both my books for only $35.

Feel free to contact me at anytime at  Also if you are a promoter wanting to book Misty James and Jake Booth send an email there.

thanks, until I'm on my feet
Beau James
Jesus Saves!!! and Heals!!!