SoCal News & Notes 06/01/2017

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Brock Lesnar is being advertised as defending his WWE Universal title against Bray Wyatt at WWE’s June 26th Monday Night Raw tapings at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If the match takes place on Raw, it will be Lesnar’s first Raw match since July 22, 2002 against Tommy Dreamer, though the match will likely be a post-show dark match.

AJ Styles will be doing a signing at Cricket Wireless in Chula Vista on June 27th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cricket Wireless is located at 555 Broadway Suite 1001 in Chula Vista, CA.

At Toryumon Mexico’s Dragonmania XII at Arena Mexico in Mexico City, in a match straight out of LWP,  Fidel Bravo, Blood Eagle, and Labertino teamed to defeat Eli Everfly, Adrian Quest, and Dicky Mayer.

Philippine Wrestling Revolution’s May 28th show in Mataki, Philippines saw Koto Hiro make his debut in a losing effort versus Ken Warren. Based on reviews of the show it appears Koto Hiro made a good impression and is likely to be brought back.

2016 Southern California rookie of the year Brody King defeated Jake Atlas in a pre-show match at May 27th’s Wrestle Circus show in Austin, Texas. I was told that Brody really got over big in his match, and on Sunday and Monday “Brody King’ was one of the top search terms in SCU’s search analytics.

Brody King has been added to Brave Immortal Combat’s debut show in San Diego on June 4th. He will be facing Jeff Cobb.

The match between Twisted Sisterz (Thunder Rosa & Holidead) and The Killer Baes (Heather Monroe & Laura James) at June 3rd’s Finest City Wrestling show will now be for Twisted Sisterz’ Sabotage tag-team titles.

Championship Wrestling from Hollywood is no longer airing in San Diego after this past Saturday. The show was airing on CW6 but the channel ceased operations and CWFH didn’t move over to the new CW affiliate. The promotion is working on trying to get on a new channel in the area.

Venue Wrestling Entertainment has added Ricky Mandel and Bestia 666 versus The Oracle and Exodus to their July 8th show in El Centro that features Rey Mysterio Jr. and an unannounced teammate versus John Hennigan and Rocky Romero.

SoCal Pro will be holding a fan appreciation show with free admission on June 23rd at their school in San Marcos. Announced so far is Anthony Idol defending the SoCal Pro Heavyweight title versus Mikey O’Shea, Ryan Kidd defending the Golden State title versus Adrian Quest, and Hunter Freeman versus Douglas James.

SoCal Pro will also being a joint show with OWA at Border X Brewing in San Diego on June 24th. The show will be a benefit for Psychosis (Nicho El Millonario).

And SoCal Pro will be a part of the San Diego County Fair once again this year with wrestling throughout the day on July 4th.

We will have an interview with Buggy Nova from last Saturday’s AWS show posted early next week.

This week’s shows:


Legacy Fighting Alliance presents LFA 13 – Millender vs. Holland in Burbank, CA

VWE presents VenueMania in Imperial, CA

F.I.S.T. Combat in Chula Vista, CA

Millennium Pro Wrestling in Moorpark, CA

PCW “Showdown” in Wilmington, CA

EWF in Covina, CA


Finest City Wrestling presents “619” in Imperial Beach, CA

OCCW presents Mindgames in Midway City, CA

MPW presents The MPW 805 OneIversary Super Show in Moorpark, CA


Cen-Cal Pro Wrestling in San Luis Obispo, CA

UIPW in South Gate, CA

Lucha Wrestling Puroresu in Los Angeles, CA

MWF in East Los Angeles, CA

BRAVE Immortal Combat Wrestling in San Diego, CA

Lucha Pro in Los Angeles, CA

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