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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 […]

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More matches announced for H.A.T.E’s “You Can’t Sit With Us” event on September 10th

H.A.T.E has announced two more matches for their debut event “You Can’t Sit With Us” on September 10th, 2016 at the Underground Auditorium in East Los Angeles, CA. On Monday, H.A.T.E announced via Facebook a match between the 2012 SoCal Rookie of the Year and H.A.T.E member Che Cabrera will be facing the 2014 SoCal […]