Pound for Pound | Ryan "Blue" Bowen

Why Bottom 8 Wins

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I sit here at Sydney airport with a beer in hand and an hour before my flight is due to depart thinking about the journey I am embarking on and it gets me thinking. Gets me thinking that the Bottom 8 tournament is a wonderful example of marketing influence at its best.  Here we have a tournament made up of a bunch of Armwrestlers that lets face it, are a long way from Top 8 material. Trolls, loudmouths, self proclaimed coaches, comedians, talk show hosts, Instagram beasts YouTube celebs, but elite armwrestlers? Not quite.  Don't get me wrong, everyone participating...

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Armwrestlers Will Soon Be Paid Like Proper Sports Stars

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If you didn't already know, the major vision I have and the ultimate goal I am pursuing through the platform of Pound for Pound Armwrestling is to reach a point where the company is able to pay Armwrestling stars as well as the stars of any other sport. The vision may seem crazy, but in this article I will share with you my reasons for believing it is possible and also introduce to you the next chapter in the direction of the company. To give some context, I am big believer in breaking new ground. Being afraid to approach a...

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Promoters Vs Pullers | Which Side Are You On?

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Globally, armwrestling in the last 12 months has been a rocky ride for both promoters and pullers alike. No one will forget the demise of the WAL Finals where the collective financial loss among armwrestlers was in the hundreds of thousands; nor will people forget the issues over puller contracts in various leagues that lead to the demise of leagues such as the UAL. And even at the lower level we have seen many promoters of tournaments and supermatches pull out of their cash prize promises at the 11th hour.   There is no question that pullers involved feel gutted...

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The Future of Pound for Pound

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Pound for Pound was launched as a front line brand with the intent to broadly represent the theme of Armwrestling entertainment. Firmly fixed to the concept that I wanted to establish a business that i truly love operating, Pound for Pound became the brand that would be the future of my merchandise line and tournaments. One thing that is certain when I think about the concept of building a brand around armwrestling is that it is incredibly important that I respect and protect the integrity of the armwrestling community, the pullers and the people that have volunteered tirelessly for us...

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