Sunday Afternoon, I will be in attendance for my first United Wrestling Network sanctioned wrestling show. Now that might be a little misleading, because I’ve been to many Championship Wrestling from Hollywood TV Tapings and even non-televised events. But this show will be different…
September 2012 the National Wrestling Alliance and Championship Wrestling from Hollywood parted ways. The ambitions of David Marquez would not cease to exist with the end relationship of the NWA. Championship Wrestling from Hollywood never rested in a stall pattern, rather it pursued its interest of promoting professional wrestling for a television audience and would seek out partners enlisting CWF Arizona in its pursuits. It was just one year after the relationship with the interview ended that CWF Wrestling from Hollywood found a new home at the OVP theater. With the new home came some very familiar names to CWFH: Matt Striker, The Grappler, and talents from all over the West Coast converged in CWFH in an effort to get a shot at The Hollywood Heritage Champion: Scorpio Sky, The MavTV Champion: Joey Ryan, and the Heritage Tag Team Champions: “Pretty” Peter Avalon and Ray Rosas, known as “PPRay.”
As exciting as having a regular home for their television tapings, news broke on just 11 days ago that their would be a new Sanctioning Body in the World of Professional Wrestling. Now, for anyone who has been following the site knows that this was long coming, but effective October 21st 2013 West Coast Wrestling Connection (Oregon), Utah Championship Wrestling Zero, Future Stars of Wrestling (Nevada), River City Wrestling (Texas), Metro Pro Wrestling (Kansas), Traditional Championship Wrestling (Arkansas), New York Wrestling Connection and New England Championship Wrestling (Massachusetts), Canadian Wrestling’s Elite (Manitoba) will join Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Championship Wrestling from Arizona.
Sunday Night at the Commerce Casino, I will be in attendance for the “Open Door Challenge,” all matches will be sanctioned by the United Wrestling League including the 7′ Othello taking on 3 men. As well as Scorpio Sky defending his title against Striker, Ryan defending his gold against Drake Younger, but PPRay will defend their tag titles, as well as Mikey O’Shea taking on Ricky Mandel. But the match that is garnering the most discussion is the Open Door Challenge that Willie Mack laid out against any “Thursday Night Wrestler,” answered by none other than Samoa Joe. Not one of these matches will be televised… but I’ll be in attendance, with my trusty camera to document the chaos that two of the swiftest big men will create.
This Championship Wrestling from Hollywood has evolved from where it was just a year ago… and the fans in Hollywood shall rejoice. Make sure you are following @SoCalUNCENSORED on twitter or add Jay Cal on Instagram as I will be posting photos, results, and reactions to the Open Door Challenge. Of course, if you can make it… this is a show you do not want to miss, but if you can’t be there live… you definitely want to stay tuned to see what happens.