In 2001, the Southern California Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame inducted its first class of Legends into what would become a regular annual induction of Southern California’s finest wrestlers from World Wrestling Alliance, National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The names in the Hall transcend styles of wrestling and time. The names honored in the Hall are guys like Freddie Blassie, Gorgeous George, Lou Thez, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ed “the Strangler” Lewis, Mil Mascaras, “Judo” Gene LeBell, John Tolos, El Hijo De Santo, and EWF’s own Jesse Hernandez. And then it hit me when I was reading through Steve’s Wrestler of the Decade thread on the forums. As we look back on the past decade, will those wrestlers, venues, promoters, ever become eligible for the Southern California Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame? Could Super Dragon and Joey Ryan have their names next to Tolos and Mascaras? I have heard quiet rumblings that the Hall Of Fame could become active again real soon. I am looking forward to it.NWA Pro/M1W presents “Friday Night Fight” from the American Sports Center in Anaheim. However, this Friday Night might be a little more special than the others. Mach-1 will be celebrating its second anniversary that night. M1W has quickly becoming one of the most active wrestling promotions in Southern California with its weekly shows and the addition of the Student’s Showcase on Saturday Mornings. Aside from its weekly shows at the American Sports Center, M1W, also has become home to “Wrestling 101” with instructors Joey Ryan and Johnny Goodtime. Mach-1 and Wrestling 101 was honored recently when TNA Wrestling reached an agreement to use M1W as a Talent Scout and Training Center for TNA. TNA Knockout and daughter of the Legendary Wrestling Family Lacey Von Erich.
Also Friday night, marks the return of one of SoCal’s favorite sons, Rising Son. For those who are unfamiliar with Son he wrestles a style not unlike Rey Misterio. Son had wrestled in PWG, XPW, AWS, Rev X, and of course Rev Pro. His finesse in the ring made him very popular. He was often the partner and nemesis of Super Dragon. My first Revolution Pro show at the Norwalk Indoor Swapmeet was the first time I ever saw Rising Son and I’m looking forward to his return. Welcome back Rising Son.
Did you read the Bobby Marshall Interview? I enjoyed it. Marshall has spent a lot of time out here in SoCal and I thought it was really interesting where Marshall talks about how in SoCal he works a couple of times a week, but in Australia he gets at most a show or two a month. When the Australians like Marshall, or Mikey Nicholls, or Shane Haste have been in SoCal they always seem real polished, its hard to believe they one work a few times a month. I would like to give a special thanks to Tez and the Westside Pro Wrestling Newsletter for the Interview.
Friday Night In San Bernardino, Empire Wrestling Federation will be back at it at the Stardust Roller Rink, with SoCal Inferno defending their titles against Chimera and the Vigilante. Ryan Taylor will also take on Damien Arsnik In Anaheim, NWA Pro/M1W runs back to back at the American Sports Center first with “Friday Night Fights” featuring the return of Rising Son against Nick Madrid. And the feud between the RockNES Monsters and Natural Selection heats up as Willie Mack and M1W Tag Team Champions Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma take on. “Pretty” Peter Avalon, Brian Cage & Shaun Rickers. Saturday M1W Champion Willie Mack will defend his title against “Pretty” Peter Avalon. Also a Triple Threat Match Johnny Goodtime vs. Joey Ryan vs. Scorpio Sky with the stipulation that the winner will be placed into the Main Event at the special M1W Comic Con Show on July 24th in San Diego against a mystery opponent which will be revealed to the winner immediately following this match. On Sunday Lucha Libre USA Announces will host its “Masked Warriors” television taping for MTV2 and MTVTres live from Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA. The event will feature Lucha Libre Stars Marco Corleone, Lizmark Jr., Tinieblas Jr., Mascarita Dorada and many more! In Chatsworth, Fit Pit Pro Wrestling will be hosting a W.I.L.D. (World Independent Ladies Division) championship match with the New York Knockout Nikki and Lizzy Valentine taking on Chloe. And also the crowning of the 1st Fit Pit Wrestling School Champion.
“Friday Night Fights”
May 28th. 2010
Leo Blaze and Josh Worthy def. Mike Meyers and Nick Madrid
“Big Nasty” Jason Watts def. Ruben Iglesias
Jacob Diez def. Cedric the Hitman
The 5 minute challenge was ruled a no-contest when Kyle Webb interfered.
Scorpio Sky def. “Pretty” Peter Avalon
M1W Heritage Tag Team Championship Match
RockNES Monsters def. Joey Ryan and Willie Mack
Battleground Pro Wrestling
Los Alamitos, CA
May 29th. 2010
Roadhouse w/Rufio Vega def. Sexy Chino
Val Viper def. Joey Rico Dynamite.
Penultimate 4-Corner Invitational building up to the 5×5 Combat Contract Match
Seville Alvarez def. Dragon Mask, Justin “YaYa” Matthews, and Ryan Ramos.
Foob Dogg/Mikey Callahan Def. The Stepfamily (“The Stepchild” Buford Tucker and “Drunk” Uncle Ronnie) and “Criminal” Chris Lyons/”Bad Boy” Mike Dillinger.
BPW Maximum Championship
Anthony “The Tank” Alvarado w/Rufio Vega def. Robbie Phoenix
BPW Heavyweight Championship Match
Extreme Loco def. “Big Nasty” Jason Watts w/Christian Cole by DQ
Millennium Pro Wrestling
“Not Another Pointless Reboot”
May 29th. 2010
Rebecca won inter gender Battle Royal,
Under Pressure def. Hobo
Anchor’s Way def. Austin Morrison & Amazing Ray
Ryan Taylor def. Joey Ryan
Crayz & Bo Cooper def. Ballard Brothers
Erica D’Erico & Morgan def. Nikki & Amanda
Three Way Dance
G.Q. Money def. Scorpio Sky and Disco Machine
Fan Boy def. Ecto X Slut (Kurt Brown, first match back since beating cancer)
Lethal Logan X def. Cincinnati Red in a hair vs. badge match.
“Students And Pro #9”
Rowland Heights, CA
May 30th. 2010
Jarek Matthews, Ruben Iglasias, Vintage Dragon & Mikey Callahan def. Jesse Nahara, Ray Murillo, Jose Dragon & Blanco Ridiculoso
Amanda def. Buggy
Willie Mack & Hector Canales def. Johnny Yuma & Cedric the Hitman
Todd Chandler def. Van Ayasit
Scopio Sky, Phoenix Star & Sindarin def. Zokre, Ronin & Nemesis
Super Happy Fun Death Match
Bobby Ramos def. Topgun Talwar in a
AWS Lightweight Championship Match
Peter Avalon def. Mr. Excitement to retain his title
Anchor’s Away def. De La Wu
Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight for the AWS Heavyweight Championship
Johnny Paradise def. SoCal Crazy
If you have results for the AWA Show in San Diego or the Lucha Lords show in L.A. please post them in the message board or email them to the staff so we can share your show’s results.
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