This edition of Jay Cal’s View we take a look at the SoCal Pro Wrestling Summer Classic, a face returns to Mach-1 but debuts for Friday Fight Night, AWS returns for one night in the City of Angels, an update on the former NWA Worlds Champion, and a new class starts at the Santino Bros. Also could the Fit Pit Roster be growing? We also take a look at the Spotlight Wrestler and the return of the up-coming events.
SoCal Pro Wrestling crowned its Summer Classic Tournament Champion last weekend when Kid Caramba outlasted sixteen other men over the two day period in Escondido. Caramba outlasted Peter Avalon, Joey “The Bone” Barone, Johnny Paradise, and Ricky Mandel. SoCal Pro returns to the Escondido Fitness Center on June 24th.
Ricky Mandel just came up short in the finals of the SoCal Pro Summer Classic Tourney and can be seen in NWA Hollywood teaming with on again off again tag team partner Hector Canales, will be making his return to Mach-1 Wrestling but his debut to Friday Fight Night as he takes on Disco Machine. This will actually be the second time these two have faced off, with the last time Mandel successfully defended the SoCal Pro Championship against Disco at the M1W Showcase from Orange High School. NWA Pro/Mach-1 Wrestling “Friday Fight Night” comes to you live this Friday from the American Sports Center at 1500 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805, with a bell time of 8:00PM. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students w/ ID and children 12 and under.
Friday will be Bart’s Birthday Bash, when AWS returns with El Pappy Pineda Promotions in Los Angeles for the 9th Anniversary of Alternative Wrestling Show. For those who aren’t familiar with Bart Kapitzke, here’s the cliff notes. Bart was a vendor at the World Famous Frank and Son’s Collectibles, as The Alternative Wrestling Shop, which sold assorted wrestling merchandise. Bart started promoting live wrestling events. Bart created the Frank and Son’s Arena which was home to Revolution Pro and was the initial venue for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Bart blended Lucha Libre Stars with the up incomers of Southern California and brought many great matches to SoCal. The LA Fuckers return when Shamu Jr., Piloto Suicida, Dr. Maldad, & Acero Dorado team up to take on Shannon Ballard, Johnny Paradise, Johnny Yuma, & Peter Avalon. The Show looks very stacked and some of the best in Los Angeles Lucha Libre join some of the best wrestlers to ever appear for AWS. Tickets are $10 Each, $5 for kids, at the 132 Florence Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Come Celebrate AWS This Friday Night!
Adam Pearce recently updated fans to his condition and the real news is, there is no new news. Pearce would say “I’m certain that my doctors will ‘strongly advise’ me that a return to active wrestling is a bad idea. In fact, I’ve never had a doctor tell me that getting tossed around is a good one. Even with that expectation, I’m excited because I know the amount work that I’ve put into my rehab and I know that every one of my neurological tests comes back with better results than the one before it. I know my body is responding and I know that my doctors know what that ultimately means for me – one last ride.” “Scrap Iron” went on to say “I want to walk away of my own accord, with nothing left in my tank or on the table, exhausting every option and opportunity so at the end of that last day I can look in the mirror and say without hesitation – ‘You’ve done all you want to do, and you’ve done it your way’.” Say what you will about Adam Pearce and at the end of the day people either love him or hate him, but Pearce has been very instrumental in helping to continue the growth of professional wrestling in Southern California. June 24th Pearce will get his final test on his condition, June 25th, that decision will be announced on the June 25th broadcast of NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood.
If you have the time, check out the 7-Hour Iron Man Match hosted by EPIC Pro Wrestling WAR.
Could the FitPit be looking to expand its roster? GQ Money the man who brought Rob Black back to wrestling and the brains behind Fight Night at The Pit has recently reached out to wrestlers on the SCU message board. It’s always been my style to give some up and comers a chance, so if anyone is interested in being a part of FNATP, you should privately contact me through my Facebook or by e-mail.” GQ closed with “I have a couple of spots available in the coming weeks, and just curious if anyone is hungry.” The Pit has helped to produce talents in The Hobo, Hanes Classic, and Mario Banks all Rookie of The Year Candidates as well as Rocky Romero and Brawlin Bo Cooper. You can check out the latest Fight Night At the Pit by visiting MakeMeAProWrestler.com
The Santino Brother’s Wrestling Academy started its newest class this past weekend for an 8 week course. Officials from Santino Brother’s said “We have alot of great potential wrestlers this summer. All have good size, athletic ability, and even some charisma.” SBWA have been producing an alarming amount of good quality wrestlers. Two of my favorites to watch Ray Rosas and Famous B, steal the show whenever they are in the ring together.
Speaking of Famous B, is there any one wrestler hotter than Famous B right now? He made his way through the Santino Bros. school to emerge from NWA Hollywood an enhancement talent to being involved in an on-going struggle with Ryan Taylor and Aaron Bolo against Peter Avalon, Rico Dynamie, and Rosas. Famous B had a real promising showing in the Mach-1 New Years Cup and the Hall of Fame Cup. B recently won the Pro Wrestling Revolution Jr. Heavyweight Title from Mr. Wrestling IV a few weeks back. Famous B then competed in Mexico and was apart of the Inaugural Urban Wrestling Federation PPV Taping. It was said that the match with Scorpio Sky, Sabian, Famous B, and Willie Mack stole the show. I also heard rumblings at the last NWA Hollywood Television Taping that a Lucha Libre Documentary that was being shot is said to be featuring Famous B. Here’s to Famous B, spotlight of the week.
NWA Pro/Mach-1 Wrestling “Friday Fight Night”
Friday, June17th · 8:00pm
American Sports Center
1500 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805,
Tickets are $6, $3 for students w/ ID and children 12 and under.
AWS & El Pappy Pineda Promotion: Bart’s Birthday Bash
Friday, June17th · 8:00pm
132 Florence Ave. Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets are $10, $5 for kids
New Wave Pro Wrestling Presents: Parental Discretion Advised!
Saturday, June 18 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Clairemont Mesa Boys & Girls Club
4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA
Tickets $15, $10 for kids
MWF Lucha Mex Presents Championship Matches
Saturday June 18th. · 8:00pm
East Los Angeles Community Youth Center
4401 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., CA.
Tickets $10, $3 for Kids