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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.





Final Judgment preview and venue change

Final Judgment moved their location this week to the House of Grace Church in Whittier. This location was the spot of their last show, which was a fun experience. Set on November 4th at 5pm, this show is a bit…


Tales from the Vault – October 2017

This month we take a look back at NXT’s debut in SoCal, Joey Ryan on PPV, MSTK3K meets Lucha VaVoom, and a discussion about the hot topics of 2002. Click to read through the SCU vault.




Tales from the Vault – September 2017

In this month’s look through the SCU archive we have an interview with a wrestler transitioning from MMA, a wrestler who wants to transition to MMA, changes to CWFH, and an EPIC WAR show that was… epic. Click to look…