Vaughan Buckland aka "Australian Wrestling Promoter",
Webmaster Programmer & Entertainment Promoter
(Sydney, Australia): 7th October 2003
Man finds a more controversial side of pro wrestling.
Media Man uncovers some of the facts about pro
wrestling, why more adults are attending wrestling
events, the marketing, it's presence, and what
controls the hype of pro wrestling.
Buckland is an young enthusiastic entrepreneur
with a passion for wrestling. His involvement
behind the scenes has often left his work unrecognized.
Former webmaster of IWA International Wrestling
Australia and current webmaster of the worlds
largest jelly wrestling campaign his work and
dedication to pro wrestling until now. Little
has been known about one of Australia's backbone
is reviving a fad from the 80's and creating a
federation which continues to the the saviour
of live jelly wrestling Jellywrestling.com "CJW
Championship Jelly Wrestling".
Man Australia knows of the great work "Bucko"
does. In fact, MMA director, Greg Tingle, interviewed
him on the set of Channel
31 in mid 2002, and almost tore the set apart,
comparable to the legendary Roddy Piper / Jimmy
Snuka incident of the eighties. The producer,
Hruby was overcome and many guests were poised
to call security.
excitement is always at fever pitch when you get
Greg Tingle and Vaughan together on the same card...mainstream
Bucko and Greg "Media Man" Tingle be
the next Roy and HG or Merrick and Rosso? Greg
Tingle say's, "don't bet against us".
Tingle has already be signed by Brett Clements
new Reality TV program, Hi't!
as a guest judge, and Buckland and some of his
girls may not be far behind.
GT stitch a deal with Bucko, or will one of them
get left in the dust, as the volatile, sometimes
dangerous game of promotions, and public relations
will get left with mud and jelly on their face?
Or even worse, get dumped in a jelly wrestling
ring. Perhaps it will be the Australian censors
and thought police. GT and Bucko will not be censored!!!
tuned for more uncensored wrestling media.
controversy over whether wrestling is for kids
or adults has been questioned for many years.
Is wrestling now targeted towards the adult audience?
pro wrestling has been targeted towards both for
years as fans grow up stay fans. Any good entertainment
that has been around decades is going to grow
generations of fans. It is the adults buying the
merchandise at any event they are only ones with
cash let alone credit cards. Adults only pro
wrestling shows exist generally consisting of
content more suitable for adults with show times
and venues where adults only are permitted from
this jelly wrestling was born so is obviously
is only targeted for adults.
I have a plumbing trade have been a retail manager
and a new sales person. It is about working hard
and doing what you enjoy if you are to succeed
with anything and I enjoy show production more
than anything. I spent many years living in the
same house as Mark Mercedes owner of IWA International
wrestling Australia from attending his shows and
developing an interest in the production he had
created I chose to webmaster the IWA site.
already a webmaster working on the web and with
the knowledge of the internet purchased jellywrestling.com
and with IWA have put together the finest jelly
did you get your break?
guess I am still making my own breaks their isn't
any direct money in the show for myself I have
to generate my own interest with merchandise and
memberships through internet sales. I have created
a money making opportunity for adult webmasters
and performers to market jellywrestling on their
sites and earn 60% of recurring memberships so
you will see the popularity of jellywrestling
grow as interest in the program expands.
are your mentors?
would have to say Vince McMahon on the wrestling
industry as he has successfully marketed wrestling
as a whole just the fact I exist is just another
way he gets advertising for his business. Controlling
the production of such a major show and performing
in it as well has to be merited especially considering
the bumps. As far as success goes WWF/WWE created
their own they have won the war on wrestling to
be number one having control or making money from
any wrestling television event. I would also think
Tyrone Townsand and Mark Mercedes have had a great
deal of influence on my perception of the wrestling
industry. As far as the internet goes I would
have to respect Helmy and the ASACP .The largest
anti-child pornography movement. A non profit
site created in 1996 by HELMY Enterprises, Inc
media coverage have you previously received?
IWA and jellywrestling has received a fair bit
of media exposure. At the time I was webmastering
the IWA we had 6 pages in Australian Penthouse
magazine May 2002 unfortunately I didn't get a
mention myself but hopefully they will recognize
jelly wrestling has grown into its own production
and will do another story. We have had our jelly
wrestlers featured in Picture Magazine on a few
occasions and featured an article in a LA men's
had show of the week for the gig review in the
Sydney Telegraph on the weekend of 14th August.
We also did the Rock Patrol give away with 2MMM
that day. We have had radio exposure on 2UE John
Laws program as well as mentions on 2GB 2Day FM.
Nova FM, 2MMM. We did a promotion on 2KY for Parramatta
Eels on the NRL Rugby Grand Final day. We have
had appearances on Channel V and
episodes on Under The Hammer with the last episode
the hosts ending up in the jelly pit. We have
had many web reviews across varied internet sites
both adult and wrestling. There was also the Channel
31 appearance when the media man himself and I
clashed destroying a TV set but that's wrestling!
some funny stories from the road?
be an entertainment promoter you get to meet some
entertaining people so I have had a few laughs
along the way but one incident comes to mind.
We employ a lot of wrestlers as security as well
as the few that attend to watch the show and the
security staff supplied from the clubs we have
great security at events and make all efforts
to see the girls don't get touched. The girls
certainly know how to handle themselves and well
when one girl was grabbed it didn't take long
before she had him thrown in the pit face down
in a wrist lock. Security just escorted him out
she had done the job single handily. The show
itself is a comedy with antics and a lot of one
liners so it is a laugh all its own the show.
is your internet experience?
I have run dedicated servers and virtual hosting
as well as maintained the scripting associated
with it I have installed every kind of script
including search engine pothole traffic trading
scripts top sites chat rooms etc. I have owned
over 80 domain names and developed hundreds of
sites I am currently hosting on our servers a
few wrestling sites, adult sites and 3D virtual
reality sites. I have a great deal of experience
with search engines and boast to have the largest
collection of search engine multi submit forms
on a web site. I have been building and maintaining
sites since Jan 97 which I guess makes me a veteran
in this field.
does a wrestling promoter do?
spending a lot of time on the phones talking to
wrestlers about personal promotions and the likes
I spend most of the day editing code, drawing
graphics, organizing merchandise as well as getting
new affiliates and managing existing to help with
the promotion of jelly wrestling. Coding can take
a long time and since I have done most of the
coding myself it has been the time consuming site
to the business. Helping and advising webmasters
can also take up a fair bit of the day. Jellywrestling.com
has proven to become a full time job the day is
really broken down to priorities of what needs
to be done first.
would you consider success?
guess to be making a living out of it ideally
but I think there is a market in cable television
for jellywrestling so I guess a TV contact would
be the long term goal. Our crowds certainly would
give an indication of how popular jellywrestling
is becoming. Jelly wrestling the show is already
a huge success my job is to raise awareness on
the internet and bring that same success to the
web site. By owning the .com internet extension
for jelly wrestling I feel some sense of achievement
however by marketing it to
the best of my ability I hope to raise the level
of success we have previously achieved.
your motivation in life, on a professional and
a professional level to gain enough momentum in
the business so it is self sufficient and gains
a cult following. On a personal level I guess
I would like to have a family although that is
unlikely at present. I do like to think besides
the adult world I do have some morals and strong
values to contribute although running an adult
business can be quite costly and straining on
the best and worst thing about the business?
It is a great perve. I have improved my camera
skills I am sure since I started. I meet a lot
of pretty girls and get a lot of enjoyment out
of working on the internet it beats any other
job I have ever had.
Worst : Having people think there is something
wrong with jelly wrestling or thinking adult entertainment
is solely underworld related. Not realizing we
are a production show in all the clubs.
exactly do most people find out about your web
telling fans about their experiences at events,
friends telling friends, search engine search
results and our affiliate program. We actually
offer 60% to promote jellywrestling.com. We have
one of the highest paying affiliate programs on
the internet this is our strongest tool of our
many website visitors do you have?
have about 10,000 visitors at present a month
that is to our main page we would have tens of
thousands more though on our promotional pages.
would you like me to tell others about you?
them about jellywrestling.com I'm just the guy
that puts it together I am sure jellywrestling
is an easier name to remember than Vaughan Buckland.
are your future plans?
on clicking I have still got some prime domain
names to develop some registered since 1998. I
am sure jellywrestling.com will out shine some
of the others but with the value of domain names
again rising I still may have a future with some
of my other projects my current project is http://www.sportwebmasters.com
has the Internet helped and hindered you?
I certainly know the do's and dont's and you may
be surprised how simple it can be to run or ruin
an online business simple mistakes can be costly.
My business is internet based so I would have
to say it has helped and I will continue to rely
on the internet for my business ventures.
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Man Australia's Greg Tingle say's, "along
with myself, Vaughan "Bucko" Buckland
is one of the new breed of Australian promoters
to watch. We have only just began to leave an
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