The National Wrestling Alliance Worlds Heavyweight Championship will be defended this Sunday at the Oceanview Pavilion in Pt Hueneme, for the first time in over five years. The Champion Tim Storm will defend the Legendary 10lbs of Gold against Nick Aldis. The new NWA has been doing a short documentary entitled, Ten Pounds of Gold introducing new […]
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In the return edition of SoCal Throwbacks, we have matches featuring Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan), Frankie Kazarian, Colt Cabana, John Cena as The Prototype, Cincinnati Red Red taking on Little Guido, Super Dragon vs. Joey Ryan, The Messiah in a singles match against Dynamite D, and Lou Thesz in action at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. […]
Author’s note: I wanted to write more about this match and what the scene was like at the time, but because of personal reasons I couldn’t put as much time into this article as I would’ve wanted to. In the end, I felt it was more important to get it out on the day of […]
From the mid 1960’s through the early 1980’s, Theo Ehret was the house photographer at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. His evocative work captured the enormous personalities of the era, Muhammad Ali, Andre the Giant, Roberto Duran, & Countless Others. Limited Edition, Signed, Authenticated Prints will be available.
An exclusive photographic sale and exhibition celebrating the classic boxing and wrestling in Los Angeles through the lens of Theo Ehret. Curated by Steve DeBro and William Ford.
In an era when pro-wrestling began to change because of the popularity of television, Michele Leone became one of wrestling’s biggest stars of the time due to the new medium. In Southern California where he enjoyed the most success he was the most popular wrestler in the territory, even bigger than Gorgeous George, and in May of 1952 he […]