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The Highs and Lows of Bellator 228

Bellator MMA returned to The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday night for Bellator 228, featuring a rematch between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. Plus the second half of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix, and an unnecessary 20-minute non-fighting segment.


Ray Rosas Makes Wrestling Better- Farewell to PPRay

As the first few synthesized beats of Animotion’s “Obsession” electrified the raucous Bar Wrestling crowd in Los Angeles on the Wednesday night before BOLA weekend, I could already feel the sting of tears behind my eyes. This was the embodiment…


Looking back at LXF 3

Former San Diego Chargers star Shawne Merriman’s Lights Out Xtreme Fighting presented LXF 3 at the Commerce Casino on Saturday night, featuring a night of amateur and professional MMA action. Since I couldn’t get tickets to Guns N’ Roses at…




Looking at the Messiah attack 17 years later

This week the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reposted their August 12, 2002 issue that had the lead story on the Messiah attack, which is still today probably the craziest thing to happen in the Southern California wrestling scene, at least in…



Real Talk 32: Stagnant Kingdom

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. In this column, I’m going to talk about how Orange County has been neglected by the local wrestling scene. Before I get to that though, I’m going to start…



When WCW and WWF battled for Southern California

With WWE and AAA both currently scheduled to go head-to-head in Southern California on October 13, I wanted to look back at the last time two major international wrestling companies went up against each other in the area. Ironically in…


Pride is Forever

Around the world, the month of June is widely recognized as Pride Month — a month filled with celebration and festivity for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Because of its growth in popularity over the…