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The Opus of the Worst Best Friends

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Rise would be making its return to SoCal on June 29th. And with the announcement that Madison Eagles would be making her promotional debut, I started trying to figure out how I…


Tales from the Vault – December 2017

In this month’s look back through the SCU archives we take a look back at a longtime SoCal fan becoming an independent wrestler in Japan, Dragon Gate USA returning to the area, TARO coming out of retirement, and the 2002…


Looking Back at the XFL’s Los Angeles Xtreme

After all the recent talk of a possible XFL comeback, I wanted to look back at Southern California’s representation in the league: the first and (so far) only XFL champions, the LA Xtreme. When the WWF started its own football…



Gina Bouza and Bungles the Toothless Baboon

Who was Gina “Bronco” Bouza and was she killed by a toothless baboon from the San Diego Zoo? Addressing the second part of the question first, the answer is no. In regards to who Gina Bouza was, she never existed….


A requiem for Finest City Wrestling

It was early last week that the first person contacted me with the thought that Finest City Wrestling’s November 18th show might not be happening. The promoter, Gus Parsons, had posted about his ring being taken and in independent wrestling…


Tales from the Vault – November 2017

In this month’s look through the SCU vault we take a look back at lucha Underground’s first SoCal show to take place outside the temple, Joey Ryan saying goodbye to SoCal, EPIC during its rebirth, and Ultimo Dragon’s SoCal debut.