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SoCal Throwbacks Vol. 2: Classic SoCal Wrestling Matches

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…



Unequaled – The Rookie Class of 2001

With voting starting on the 2015 Southern California Year End Awards, I thought I’d take a minute to look back 15 years, to 2001, in what is easily the strongest rookie class in Southern California over the last 20 years….


Scorpio Sky earns first victory in MMA

Scorpio Sky can proudly scratch competing in a Mixed Martial-Arts Match off his bucket list. In the third round of his first MMA Fight, the reigning NWA Hollywood International Television Champion defeated his opponent via a TKO during Sky’s Ground…


”SoCal” Valerie Wyndham interview II

Recently I had the chance to speak with “SoCal” Valerie Wyndham. In this interview we talk about her time as PWG commissioner, the difference between SoCal and Florida’s wrestling scene, NWA TNA, rumors of a relationship with Matt Hardy, phone…


David Marquez interview

Recently we were able to conduct an interview with David Marquez, the Director of Business Development for New Japan USA. In this interview he talks about the goals of New Japan USA, their relationship to other SoCal promotions, how he…


Steve’s View #106

For those who don’t know, XPW has canceled all of it’s upcoming shows, lost it’s TV in LA (and according to one source Pittsburgh, but that isn’t independently verified) and their parent company Extreme Associates was raided by federal authorities,…


Shelly Martinez Interview

In a little over a year, Desire has made a transition from model and actress, to one of the hottest commodities in the Southern California Indy scene. Some may argue that point but in the last three months Desire has gained notoriety working…


UPW Review (A Bullshit Establishment)

The title is a reminder for anyone with long memories in pro-wrestling (something rare, I am told). The Galaxy Theater has long been one of my least favorite venues although I recognized why UPW held shows in the venue. For…


SCU Roundtable Discussion – October 2002

Scrub: Me and Steve have been thinking about doing a SoCal Roundtable discussion since May of this year. We just never got around to taking on this project due to conflicting schedules. Finally, all our schedules are in place (sorta),…


Lucky interview

Lucky interview by Scrub At UPW Gold Rush, Scrub had the opportunity to sit down and interview Lucky. Lucky talked about how he got into wrestling, his training in various schools, his thoughts on his past gay gimmick and his current Lucky gimmick,…


Samoa Joe Interview

In a little over two years Samoa Joe has not only risen to the top of the wrestling scene in Southern California, but has become known world wide. He was SoCal’s 2000 Rookie of the Year and has gone on…


UPW Live! TV – October 20th, 2001

Doc Marllee and Big Schwag open the show. The on-screen graphics look better than the previous shows. Schwag admits the shows have had bad production. This weeks episode is called “The Story So Far” and is supposed to bring new…