Tales from the Vault – June 2016

This month we take a look back the end(?) of an era, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood offering to help out poor NFL players, an interview with Bino Gambino, and the beginning of the Spirit of the Revolution. 

One Year Ago

It was a dark day for wrestling fans in SoCal when on June 26, 2015 AWS announced that all shows after September would be cancelled, and that they weren’t sure if the would be back in 2016. AWS has not returned to date.

AWS Cancels All Shows After September

Five Years Ago

The NFL was on strike, and NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood used the opportunity to try and get a little extra publicity by offering jobs to any out of work NFL players.

NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood Offers Employment to All Locked-Out NFL Players

Ten Years Ago

Bino Gambino was a very promising wrestler who came out of EWF, trained with Brian Danielson, teamed with Fergal Devitt (Finn Balor) and TJ Perkins in his PWG, and sadly had his career cut short due to a serious neck injury after only wrestling five years. Here is an interview he conducted with Jay Doring in June of 2006.

Interview with Bino Gambino

Fifteen Years Ago

Fifteen years ago today, Revolution Pro held the first stage of their Spirit of the Revolution tournament. Styled after New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors, it was a weekly tournament that lead to one of the greatest moments in Revolution Pro history, when Rising Son finally defeated Super Dragon in the finals.

Revolution Pro – June 2nd 2001 – Quick Results – SOTR Stage 1

Revolution Pro – Spirit of the Revolution 2001

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Steve Bryant
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