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MatRats PPV deal seems certain

By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
 A MatRats pay-per-view featuring the Next Generation Wrestling promotion out of Calgary seems to be a matter of 'when' rather than a question of 'if'.
 The previously-announced date of October 28 doesn't look like it's going to be a go at this point, explained Graham Owen, vice-president and COO of Digital Artisans Guild Inc., the company behind the promotion.
 "We're really close to a television deal right now, and if we get that television deal, we spend a lot less on advertising the event because television does that for us. It's quite an expensive thing to do otherwise," Owen told to SLAM! Wrestling.
  • Aug. 15, 2001: Full story

    MatRats get rave review

    By DON 'Cyrus' CALLIS -- For SLAM! Wrestling
     As I mentioned on the NHB radio show, I spent all of last Sunday in Calgary as part of the Matrats Rave in the Ring show.
      It was unlike anything I have seen before from an athletic standpoint, with incredible highspots and athleticism, all from competitors aged 14-21.
      The show took place in a cool looking night club with full lighting and special effects.
  • July 28, 2001: Full story

    MatRats aims for distribution

     The Palace Night Club has Matrats.
      The "next-generation" wrestling series, which is produced by Calgary's Digital Artisans Guild Inc., hopes to woo U.S. distributors and advertisers -- as well as entertain more than 1,000 fans -- with a live show at the club tomorrow night.
      Executives from U.S.-based Western International Syndication, which has expressed interest in distributing the series for an American and possibly worldwide audience, will be on hand, said executive vice-president Eric Bischoff.
  • July 28, 2001: Full story

    Mat Rats twitching to tussle

    By CHRIS GERRITSEN -- Calgary Sun
     The next generation of sports entertainment wrestlers are a bunch of Mat Rats.
      Mat Rats is an international wrestling organization based in Calgary and features wrestlers, all under 21 years old, in a music-video type of environment.
      The wrestlers wrestle, and the fans get to watch the carnage and groove to the latest tunes.
  • July 25, 2001: Full story

    Bischoff aligns with MatRats

    By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
     Eric Bischoff is back in the wrestling business.
      The former boss of WCW has joined Digital Artisans Guild Inc., the people behind the MatRats.com, a recently-launched "sports entertainment reality series" aimed at the under 21 year old crowd. The show is only available on the 'Net now, but they are seeking a TV deal.
  • April 20, 2001: Full story

    Firm to produce youth-wrestling show

    By KEVIN WILLIAMSON -- Calgary Sun
     A Calgary hi-tech company is going to the mat with a major Hollywood player.
      Digital Artisans Guild Inc. (DAG) announced yesterday that it has signed a two-year contract for its matrats.com to be marketed and distributed by Mandalay Sports Entertainment and E-Media.
      The series is an interactive teen-oriented wrestling and music show destined for both the Internet and traditional TV.
  • Feb. 23, 2001: Full story

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