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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…






Real Talk 31: Uncensored – 18 Years Later

18 years ago, this site was born with the goal of providing a place where pro wrestling fans, wrestlers, promoters, and whoever else could voice their opinions without being silenced. Today, I keep that spirit alive with thoughts on various…




When XPW’s Rob Black Ran for Mayor of Los Angeles

In Southern California wrestling, 2001 was a pretty crazy year. Revolution Pro began to really break out and was producing matches that would help influence an overall change in independent wrestling, UPW was in the midst of a deal that…