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Announcements for H.A.T.E’s debut event “You Can’t Sit With Us” this Saturday night in East LA

This Saturday night in East Los Angeles, H.A.T.E presents their very first show “You Can’t Sit With Us” at the Underground Auditorium. New matches and a special guest host and M.C. for the event have been announced. Current AWS Heavyweight Champion and H.A.T.E member “The Gawd Damn Man” Tyler Bateman will be competing in singles […]

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Real Talk 11: A Brief Look At LA Wrestling History, the SoCal 51-75, and SC-UGH 25

In this edition of Real Talk, I talk a brief look at the history of professional wrestling in Los Angeles after seeing a quote in an article on LAWeekly.com. Also, after the amazing response to the (unofficial) SoCal 50, I bring everyone two more lists to care about, as I present the (unofficial) SoCal 51-75, […]

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The Empire Wrestling Federation announces deal with SIRKtv

The Empire Wrestling Federation released the following statement on their Facebook page announcing a deal with SIRKtv for an upcoming television show produced by Jesse Hernandez and the Empire Wrestling Federation. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hollywood, California – September 6, 2016 Empire Wrestling Federation is proud to announce that their “old school” professional wrestling product is now […]

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WWE NXT to hold live events in Southern California in October

Earlier today, World Wrestling Entertainment announced that their NXT brand will be debuting in Southern California with shows set to take place in Bakersfield and Los Angeles in October. .@WWENXT heads west for #NXTLive from October 26-30…Tickets on sale Fri 9/9 at 10a PT at:https://t.co/pcQU3cALRh pic.twitter.com/xKWwsqu0hg — Triple H (@TripleH) September 5, 2016 World Wrestling […]

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Matthew Riddle interview: Wrestling, MMA, Media Sensationalism, Marijuana, and more!

After Night 3 of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla‘s 2016 Battle of Los Angeles in Reseda, I had the chance to speak with former UFC fighter and current rising indepdent wrestling star Matthew Riddle about various topics such as marijuana, media sensationalism over jokes he’s made, wrestling with Jeff Cobb, transitioning from MMA to pro wrestling, his […]

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Xtreme World Wrestling “Straight Outta Ultraviolence” Review

In May, Marvin Mercado, also known as Mr. California, was promoting a show advertising American deathmatch wrestling legend John Zandig that was supposed to take place in July. Eventually, things went bad and the show never happened. Not only that, but other performers on the show such as Thunder Rosa and Datura ended up canceling […]

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Real Talk 10: The (unofficial) SoCal 50

Every year, Pro Wrestling Illustrated releases their PWI 500, listing the 500 “best” in professional wrestlers in the world. The list always causes controversy, and always seem to rile up the emotions of professional wrestlers, fans, promoters, bookers, and pundits. The rankings process for the PWI 500 always has its critics, but one thing we […]

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Championship Wrestling From Hollywood Episodes 274/275 Reviews: Red Carpet Rumble Hangover Shows

After the Red Carpet Rumble event, Championship Wrestling From Port Hueneme followed up with a set of episodes that are now leading to Tito Escondido vs. Peter Avalon at whatever their next big event is called. We get Vermin fallout. Lots of bad booking. But not everything sucks here. You know the drill. Let’s get […]

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Real Talk 9: Talkin’ ’bout real figh-in’ – SoCal Knockouts in 2016

I gotta be honest with you guys, writing so much about pro wrestling in Southern California is getting annoying to me. So instead, this column is just going to be about Mixed Martial Arts in Southern California! More specifically the knockouts that have occurred in Southern California this year from major events, as well as […]

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Bellator MMA – Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull – 26 August 2016 – Quick Results

Benson Henderson defeated Patricio “Pitbull” Freire via TKO (leg injury) at 2:26 of Round 2 at Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull at the Honda Center in Anaheim on August 26th, 2016. Derek Anderson defeated Saad Awad via Unanimous Decision. Click for complete results. Bellator MMA Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull Honda Center Anaheim, CA August […]

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California Extreme Fighting Returns To The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA on 9/10/2016

The San Fernando Valley’s only live Professional MMA show returns to the legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center in Studio City, California on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The California Xtreme Fighting (CXF) banner will fly high once again as CXF: CROSSROADS marks the fourth CXF show at Sportsmen’s Lodge in the past six months. As with […]