SoCal News & Notes 08/07/2018

News & Notes is back with the latest updates from PCW Ultra, FIST Combat, PWG, RISE, wrestler appearances, and more. Click for this week’s news update.

PCW Ultra announced the lineup for their September 7, 2018 event, Vision Quest, and then was forced to make changes due to Impact Wrestling contractual obligations for a couple of wrestlers.

Announced for the event were ACH, Brody King, Daga, Diamante, Hammerstone, Jake Atlas, Maxx Stardom, Penta El Zero M, Puma King, Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe and Luster the Legend), Rich Swann, Sami Callihan, Shane Strickland, Tessa Blanchard, and Warbeast (Josef and Fatu).

It was then announced today that Sami Callihan and Rich Swann would be unable to appear due to contractual obligations. Impact Wrestling is taking part in MediaCon that same weekend in the UK. PCW Ultra had not announced the matches for Callihan and Swann yet, and replacements should be announced for them shortly.

PCW Ultra has announced several matches for Vision Quest already. Announced is Warbeast defending the PCW Ultra Tag-Team Championship against Reno Scum; a triple threat match between Jake Atlas, Puma King, and Maxx Stardom; and Tessa Blanchard defending the PCW Ultra Women’s Championship against Diamante. This will be the Southern California debuts for Stardom and Diamante, and the first singles match between Blanchard and Diamante.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at

Level Up Pro Wrestling School will be opening in La Mesa on September 1, 2018. The school is co-owned by B-Boy with him as the head trainer. and will be a 1300 square foot facility with pro-wrestling classes Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The facility also includes a private gym that is open seven days a week. For more information e-mail

FIST Combat will have Colt Cabana on its October 18, 2018 event at Jolt’n Joes in La Mesa.

The promotion is going to be doing weekly ads in the San Diego Reader featuring special giveaways.

Dirty Ron McDonald will be taking part in the Wrestling Observer Convention on August 18 in Las Vegas. He will be teaming with Peach Machine to face Bryan Alvarez from Figure Four Online and Disco Inferno.

Joe Doering had been contacted about taking part in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s 2018 Battle of Los Angeles but was unable to appear due to commitments with All Japan Pro Wrestling.

RISE is considering running another event in Southern California in 2018. No date has been set for a return. Their events in South Gate have been typically their biggest drawing events and would like to do a television taping there. AWS is not planning on running in November and December so it is possible that if RISE does hold an event later this year it may be their first event in the region that is not a double-shot with AWS.

Bret Hart will be doing a signing on September 8 at Frank and Sons. He will be there from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be charging $40.00 per autograph or photo. To purchase tickets in advance e-mail

X-Pac will be at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on August 29, 2018 doing a live version of his podcast, X-Pac 12360. There will be special guests, but no names have been announced. Tickets range from $20.00 to $50.00 and are available now on the Bootleg Theater’s website.

CMLL’s Puma King is moving to the San Diego area starting August 20 and will be accepting bookings throughout the United States. Promoters can reach him at

This week’s Southern California pro-wrestling events:


Empire Wrestling Federation in San Bernardino, CA

Millennium Pro Wrestling in Moorpark, CA

Rogue Tournament Wrestling in Los Angeles, CA


SoCal Pro in San Marcos, CA

Maverick Pro presents Life After Death in North Hollywood, CA

MicroMania in Lancaster, CA


AOW in Victorville, CA

Championship Wrestling From Hollywood TV Taping in Pt. Hueneme, CA (Free Event)

Aldebaran Wrestling Promotions in Huntington Park, CA


Micro Championship Wrestling in Coachella, CA

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