Tales from the Vault – August 2017

In this month’s trip through the SCU archives we take a look back at the first show from one of the most influential promotions in Southern California’s wrestling history, a profile on one of the region’s best kept secrets, look at when SummerSlam was in the area, and the return of a long running promotion. Click to look into the vault.

One Year Ago

It had been nearly a year since AWS had run a show, and there were questions to if it would ever return. Not only did it come back, it began what is currently probably one of the strongest runs in the promotion’s history. Here is my review of their return show, For the Fans.

AWS “For the Fans” August 26, 2016 review

Five Years Ago

While SummerSlam is in New York this week, five years ago it was in Los Angeles, where it was every year from 2009 to 2014. Chad was there and did a Chaos Column recap of SummerSlam week.

Recap of WWE’s Summer Slam Weekend 2012

Ten Years Ago

Though he hasn’t wrestled in over a year, at one time LTP was one of the rising stars of SoCal’s wrestling scene. Jay Doring considered him SoCal’s best kept secret and did a profile on him.

LTP: Southern California’s Best Kept Secret

Fifteen Years Ago

For fifteen years Lucha VaVoom has consistently drawn around 1500 per show and has introduced lucha libre to new audiences like no other promotion. The promotion was even the inspiration for the film Nacho Libre. No one knew it would be the sensation that it would become, except maybe Mr. Unknown who was there to cover the debut event.

The Enormous Success that was Lucha VaVoom

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Steve Bryant
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