SoCal News & Notes 06/08/2017

Today’s Southern California pro-wrestling news and notes has updates from PCW, likeup changes resulting from Douglas James’ contract signing, Maverick Pro, Rival Pro Wrestling, Lucha Underground, EWF, CWFH, SoCal Pro, VWE, and more. Click for today’s update.

Pacific Coast Wrestling announced the lineup for their July 28th show titled “Second to None” in Wilmington. Announced for the show are John Hennigan (John Morrison / Johnny Mundo) defending the PCW Heavyweight title in a three-way against Sami Callihan and Penta El Zero M, Douglas James defending the PCW Light Heavyweight title against Lio Rush, Warbeast (Sheik and Brody King) defending the PCW Tag-Team titles against Damian 666 and Bestia 666, Mr. 450 versus Dave Crist, Martin Stone versus David Starr, Fatu versus Andy Brown, and a four way with Eli Everfly, Sammy Guevara, Rey Fenix, and Shane Strickland. Tickets are currently on sale.

It was announced earlier this week that Douglas James had signed an exclusive contract with Pacific Coast Wrestling for Southern California. He will still be able to wrestle for Santino Brothers shows as part of his deal however.

With his signing he had to pull out of a few upcoming dates:

At Maverick Pro’s June 24th show in Los Angeles he was scheduled to face Adrian Quest. Jake Atlas will be taking his place.

At the July 29th AWS show he was scheduled to face SoCal Crazy for the AWS Lightweight title. No replacement has been announced. An upcoming rematch with Ray Rosas was also canceled.

At Sabotage’s August 5th show in Imperial Beach he was scheduled to face Thunder Rosa. Now the matchup will be Thunder Rosa versus Ray Rosas in the battle of the Rosas.

Kevin Kross versus Tyler Bateman has been added to Maverick Pro’s June 24th show.

A new promotion called Rival Pro Wrestling has announced their debut show will be on August 26 at the American Legion in Pomona. Announced so far are Brian Cage, Willie Mack, Bestia 666, Scorpio Sky, Ricky Mandel, Eli Everfly, Jacob Diez, and Melissa Santos as guest announcer, among others. Tickets are currently on sale.

Per, yesterday’s Lucha Underground episode had 111,000 viewers for its 8:00 pm showing and 38,000 for 9:00 pm. This is a big improvement over last week which saw 65,000 and 36,000 viewers respectively.

SoCal Pro has announced Anthony Idol will be defending the SoCal Pro title versus Brian Cage on their July 8th “Summer Sizzle” show in Oceanside.

Baja Stars USA has added a rematch from the Battle U four-way at last weekend’s FCW show to their show on June 10th with KC Douglas versus Michael Hopkins versus Joe Heiken versus Corey Jackson. The show is headlined by the United States debut of Pagano taking on Mortiz.

Empire Wrestling Federation is bringing back their Inland Title Tournament later this year.

Ruby Raze will be facing Renee Michelle at the 2300 Arena (The ECW Arena) in Philadelphia, PA on June 10th for Wildkat Sports.

Shawn Michaels and Karlee Leilani Perez (Catrina on Lucha Underground) will be signing at Frank & Sons in City of Industry on June 17th at Gemini Sportscards, booth #428. Karlee Leilani Perez will be signing from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Shawn Michaels will be signing from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more info e-mail

Lil’ Cholo will be Rey Mysterio Jr.’s tag-team partner when the face Rocky Romero and John Hennigan at July 8th’s Venue Wrestling Entertainment show on July 8th in El Centro.

Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’sRed Carpet Rumble” will take place on June 25th in Port Hueneme.

This week’s shows:


Bar Wrestling in Baldwin Park, CA


Millennium Pro Wrestling in Moorpark, CA

F.I.S.T. Combat in San Diego, CA


Live Wrestling in Whittier, CA

Baja Stars USA in San Diego, CA

Underground Empire Wrestling in Sun Valley, CA

House Of Pain Wrestling in La Puente, CA

Rumble on the Water in Long Beach, CA


KnokX Pro in Huntington Park, CA (Free Event)

Championship Wrestling From Hollywood TV Taping in Pt. Hueneme, CA (Free Event)

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