S.S.W. 33rd Anniversary

S.S.W. 33rd Anniversary

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Just in time for Christmas

The end of 1986 was a wild time for Continental. The Armstrongs were leaving for other areas. Ric Flair made his last appearances in the area. Kevin Sullivan comes in with his wild and evil Army. The team of Jerry Stubbs and The Dirty White Boy is formed. Dr. Tom Prichard and Wendell Cooley take their first steps as being the top wrestlers in Continental. The Nightmares return. Rip Rogers returns to face Adrian Street. Relive it all now on a special 4 DVD Set!!!

Complete TVs only the commercials have been removed. You can look at stills from the DVDs at facebook.com/southeasterncontinentalwrestling . The TVs are from Columbus MS and Knoxville TN markets and features interviews for the local matches.  For the most part the video is good to very good. There is a roll at times on 1 program because it was taped on rabbit ears. The only episode that is rough is in Dec. yet you can still watch and hear it.

4 DVD near 16 hours of action and memories for only $22.50 I have several sets of these ready to ship

ON SALE NOW - Right hand side of this page Free Shipping in the USA. International Orders email me kingofkingsport@gmail.com for shipping cost.

Monday, December 1, 2014

SSW Thanksgiving Extravaganza DVD is ready to ship

The Annual Thanksgiving Event DVD is now on sale. Free shipping inside the U.S.A. International orders email  me for shipping fees kingofkingsport@gmail.com
On sale on the left hand side of this page.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Sale DVDs now till Dec. 13 Books now till Dec. 6th

Classic DVDs and Books are on the right hand side of the page. The Southern States Wrestling DVDs are on the left. We have to cut the book orders off for Christmas Sale on Dec. 6th so you can get them in time. I have to get them from the publishers so it adds a couple extra days. DVDs are in house and ready to go. If you have any questions email me at kingofkingsport@gmail.com

Merry CHRISTmas

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2014 King of Kingsport Christmas Sale Now till Dec. 6

The Christmas Sale was a big hit last years so I'm doing it again this year plus giving you even more for the same price. For only $40 you will get both of my highly rated books Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid? and It Takes All Kinds The People, Places, and Events That Make Pro Wrestling. Plus added this year with your order a signed picture of me, a signed picture of Misty, and you can pick any Southern States Wrestling DVD that is offered here on the left hand side of kingofkingsport.com.

The Sale ends Dec. 6th at Midnight so we can make sure you get them in time for Christmas. Don't wait order now. And as always THANK YOU!!!

This sale is for U.S.A. residents only. International Orders email me at kingofkingsport@gmail.com for shipping fees.

Remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

My books are also on sale at amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.

Friday, November 14, 2014

SSW News on TV and The Thanksgiving Extravaganza

Here is the up to date cable listings of where you can watch SSW TV every weekend. Also online at heritagetv.com and youtube.com/kingofkingsport
Here is the event poster for our 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza that will be held this year on Thanksgiving Eve Wed. Nov. 26 at The Kingsport, TN Farmer's Market. The venue is located on the corner of West Center Street and Clinchfield in Downtown next to Food City and Beef O'Bradey's. If you miss the events at the old Kingsport Armory you will love this building.

Advance front row tickets are on sale now for only $10 top right hand side of this page or during business hours at Evermore Comics and Games on Eastman Rd. in Kingsport.

If you are coming to this event please bring a new unwrapped Toy for our needy kids Toy Drive. We will be donating them to Kingsport's Salvation Army and Gray Community Chest. Until you see it you have no idea how much joy a small $5 to $10 toy can bring a child on Christmas. Our goal is 200 toys this year. If you would like to donate and live outside the area or can't make it to the matches just email me at kingofkingsport@gmail.com and we will make sure someone collects them for you. Thank You very much.

Monday, October 6, 2014

SSW Fall Spectacular 2014 DVD now on sale

DVD now on sale 2-1/2 hours featuring matches, dressing room interviews, music videos and Hall of Fame

Buy the DVD for 12.00 in the USA on sale left hand side of this page international orders email kingofkingsport@gmail.com for ordering info and shipping price

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SSW Fall Spectacular Sat. September 27 Kingsport Civic Auditorium

VIP Front Row Seats now on Sale at the right hand side of the page. They will be on sale Tuesday afternoon at Ever More Comics and Games Eastman RD Kingsport.

Brought to you in part by Tim Young's Unnamed Marketing Firm 

More Matches and The Special Ref for the Tennessee Chain Match will be announced next Sunday

Misty returns to the water September 6th in Johnson City

Fall is in the year that means Football is here, MLB plays are soon to start, and Misty James will be back in the water with her team The Water Warriors. Misty and team will be racing Sat. Sept 6th at The Dragon Boat Race in Johnson City. If you are in the area come out and support them. All the money raised goes to our area Children's Hospital.

They won a The Pepsi Cup Last year. The are working hard to win it all this year

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rare Knoxville South Eastern Wrestling DVDs Mid 70s - 81

If you grew up watching South Eastern Wrestling out of Knoxville, TN I have something very special for you. Most all the footage from this promotion was lost over time, taped over, or went up in a fire. Here is three very rare DVDs you will love.

DVD 1 - Is rare arena footage from the mid 70s shoot on film in classic arenas like the Knoxville Coliseum and Chilhowie Park featuring Ron Wright, Ron Fuller, Jack Brisco, Ronnie Garvin, Terry and Dory Funk JR, Jimmy Golden, Robert Fuller, Bob Armstrong, Dick Slater and many More.

DVD 2- Is two full Studio programs from 1981 featuring Troy T. Tyler, Ole Anderson, Jerry Stubbs, Terry Taylor, The Great Mephisto, Dutch Mantell, and many more

DVD 3 - Personality Profiles on Ronnie Garvin and The Mongolian Stomper, Studio matches from 1979 featuring Jimmy Golden, Ted Allen, Norevll Austin, David Shultz and more, Also Studio programs from 1981 fulling DVD 1 featuring Terry Taylor, The Wrestling Bear, Jerry Stubbs, Dennis Condrey, Dutch Mantell, and many more!!!

Buy all 3 DVDs on the right hand side of this page for only $20 with paypal. I will start shipping Monday August 4th. Below is pictures taken from the DVDs

Opening to SECW TV

The Great Mephisto

Stan Hanson and Les Thatcher

Dirty Dutch Mantell Tied up in The ropes

Ronnie Garvin vs. Andre The Giant

Friday, July 25, 2014

SSW News and Notes,SECW TV, James Duo and family happenings

Hello hope everyone is doing wonderful. Wanted to take a minute and give you some news from not only my family but also Southern States Wrestling. As always check out the DVDs and books on the right and left hand side of my page.

* Dakota Booth had his first pro match July 12th and made us all proud
*I'm back in the ring full time and so happy. Thanks for all the prayers and for God's healing touch. I feel great!
* Misty and I are looking at a very busy Fall. If you would like to book us for a wrestling event email me at kingofkingsport@gmail.com
*Misty and I will be at the Mid Atlantic Legends Fan Fest next weekend Fri- Sun. with a table featuring my books, 8x10s, SSW DVDs and many classic Southeastern and Continental DVDs. Come by and say hello if you are there,

If you live in the Knoxville Area make sure you start watching Southeastern Wrestling every Saturday at noon on Fox 43. It debuts this Saturday July 26th. Great action, great production, great management team. Misty and I are very happy to be apart of it. I'm working in the production end. Misty is in the ring. 

Here is some news I broke on facebook this week and so glad to be making it. Southern States Wrestling Power Half Hour starts airing this Saturday July 26 on Heritage TV out of Norton, VA. We will be on 4 times during the weekend on HTV. Check them out at Heritage TV Southwest's VA Local TV 

SSW on HTV Saturdays

On these great cable systems

Comcast Channel 266
Lee, Wise, Dickenson Counties

BVU/Optinet Channel 3
Bristol, Abingdon, Mendota, andparts of Washington County, VA

Scott County (VA) Cable Channel 84

Cable Plus, INC. Channel 3
Haysi, Lebanon, Rosedale, Southwest Community College, Breaks Interstate Park, Bellfast
and other surrounding communities. 

And as Always you can Watch SSW every Sunday Night at 7:30pm on Tri-Cities TNN/Heartland

here is how you can watch around The Mountain Empire

Watch anywhere at anytime online at SSW TV on Youtube

Keep up with Southern States Wrestling
Twitter @SSWWrestling1

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Upcoming Events

I have a blog below about Brian Overbay wRESTle in Peace 1972-1014

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July. Please don't drink and drive. Misty and I will spend our 4th wrestling for the troops on a military base. We always enjoy these events.

July the 5th 2pm we will be wrestling in Ashland, KY at the big Summer Motion Festival. Meet and greet at 1pm Mick Foley and Jim Cornette will be there.

July means 2 things my birthday and Funfest week in Kingsport. Southern States Wrestling has three events in the area Funfest week. We hope to see you ringside. I make my return to the SSW Ring!

Wrestling, games, food, music, and fireworks all FREE!!!

Wrestling with a message - Suggested donation $8 and $5 no one will be turned away

Come celebrate my Birthday with us a day early. Wrestling under the Stars

Remebering Brian Overbay 1972-2014

I told a wrestling friend about 2 months ago we are surrounded by death and is getting ready to come in waves. The last few weeks the waves have started.

Wrestling is hard life at times. I was told when I first started in wrestling that it was not only my job but my duty to be gone away from home more than I would at home. If there was ever a time I wanted to do something other that wrestling related activities then I need to get out.

Wrestling is not only a job it's a way of life. I have missed sister's weddings, family reunions, niece's and nephew's ball games and school activities. All because I was booked. I have always went by the rule that it is not only my responsibility to carry on what was past to me but pass it along to anyone I helped get started in wrestling.

I was also told and have come to see if you are involved in wrestling people stay in touch , but when you are out or on the side lines the phone stops ringing and the emails are all spam. That is a hard reality to grasp at times. Is it right? Probably not but that is the way it is.

Last week we laid to rest a guy that I knew of way before I knew him. I played baseball against him. I saw him ringside growing up at Mid Atlantic and Continental Wrestling. I was introduced to Brian Overbay when I was around 20 years old. We became friends fast. We liked the same sports teams and grew up on the same wrestling.

I was reminded and told by Brian's Mom, cousins, and uncles at his service that he loved me like a brother. I was told that the happiest time of his life was his short wrestling career. Brian and I butted heads a lot about wrestling. Unlike me Brian did not like the road. He wanted to wrestle a small schedule close to home. We would argue about what towns he was going to make almost every week.

Over his 3 1/2 years in wrestling Brian made limited road trips (200 plus miles) with me but everyone is memorable for one reason or another. I did like traveling with him when he would get out and go because when it was over like me he wanted to get in the car and get home. No stopping or spending money.

Brian was liked a lot by the fans who came to the matches. I always pushed him to do more. See more of the country. I suggested the same with his music because he was very talented in playing anything with strings.

Over the last several years I did not keep up with Brian like I should. Life on the road and many changes in my life have changed a lot things the last few years. Like I said before it's a hard to grasp reality. If your in people stay in touch. Out not so much. I sat there at his service thinking about how I did not make the effort to stay in touch like I should. I did not stop by his house like I should. I did not call like I should. He made me madder than anyone else I could ever think of at times. But that was because he was closer to me than just about anyone over the years.

I was so happy to hear that on Mother's Day he called his Mom to tell her he had made everything right with our Lord. That gives me great joy and confront knowing I will see him on the other side and I will be able to make up for lost time.

The last time I saw Brian was right before my surgery. I ran into him while I was out promoting the TNA Wrestling event in Bristol. Brian did not look good and told me he had been sick. I hand no idea how bad it was. I should have took more time and asked. I have had a rough time dealing with this the last few days. I'm sad he is gone and mad at myself for lost time and chances.

I pray that you add Brian's family to your prayers. I can not imagine what it is like losing a child. I have added a couple videos below of the two matches Brian talked about the most. I'm glad I was able to help him enjoy some happiness in his short life.

So long Brian till we meet again

Beau James

Thursday, May 8, 2014

BIG 2nd Annual Sale - SSW News - James Duo News - More!

2nd Annual Memorial Day Sale read more about it Below

SSW returns to Gray to help the Community Center and Gray Food Bank, Friday May 16. This will be an SSW Power Half Hour TV Taping as we"ll be taping 4 weeks of TV. Seating is limited studio style seating. So please get there early. Doors open at 7:00 PM and Bell Time is 8:00 PM Sharp. We ask that everyone who is attending to please bring a canned food item for the Food Bank.

News from The Dynamic James Wrestling Duo. 

* We celebrated Jimmy Valiant's 50 Years in Wrestling with him over the weekend in Elkins NC and his Home and Camp in Shawsville, VA. Ronnie Garvin and Ric McCord were also there Sunday in Shawsville. We had a great weekend. 

* We are very excited to not only now be members to the Cauliflower Alley Club but to be attending the convention this year to receive an Award from many of our heroes in Las Vegas. 

* May is full and June almost. We are taking bookings for July and beyond now so any promoters out there wanting to use us on your events send me and email at kingofkingsport@gmail.com "Have Boots Will Travel, If the Price is Right We Will Be There Tonight"

* The VLOG will be returning this week as will "Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid? Radio"

* I will be running the SSW Summer Training Camp this summer. If you are interested in training email me 

2nd Annual Memorial Day Sale is Under Way

Last year's sale was a big hit so we have decide to do a bigger and better one this year. The sale will end midnight Memorial Day. 

Sale #1 is great for any and all SSW Fan. For only $40 you can pick out any 5 SSW DVDs and will also get a grab bag of 5 8x10s of past and current SSW Stars. Buy now top left hand side of this page.

Sale #2 is the same sale that I ran last year both of my books at one low price. You will get "Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?" and "It Takes All Kinds" for the low low price of $35 both books signed by Misty and I. Please note who to sign to. Buy now right hand side of the page

Sale #3 The Main Event Package Both of my Books, The Companion DVDs, and a signed picture of Me, and a signed picture of Misty. Only $50

These DVDs have not been offered since the release of each book.

DVD 1 follows along chapter by chapter with "Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?". See many of the matches, interviews, and people I write about. 

DVD 2 follows me and Misty on the road for a month. See how we travel, how we survive on the road, the people we come across out there. Look through the eyes of a wrestler as we go town to town. Many funny moments. We travel to Ga, KY, PA, MD, and several other states. Co starting Jimmy Valiant, Tracy Smothers, Kacee Carlise, Jessie Belle, Jerry Lynn, and more!

Also you will get a signed picture of me and a signed picture of Misty. Buy Now at the right hand side of the page

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 kingofkingsport@gmail.com  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!!!