United Wrestling Network reaches the milestone of 10 episodes. The Pay Per View pauses it’s World Championship Tournament, to present a Hollywood Heritage Championship Match pitting to former friends against each other, Ray Rosas defending his title against Andy Brown. Also in action will be the returning Slice Boogie, a huge women’s match between Lindsay Snow and Ruby Raze, the debut of The One They Call Manders, and the third encounter between Clark Connors and Danny Limelight.
On this week’s Championship Wrestling from Hollywood The Bodega (Papo Esco and Danny Limelight defeated Wasted Youth (Adriel Noctis & Sketch) with the Plata O Plomo. Jordan Clearwater defeated Richie Slade by a count-out when Clearwater connected with the Midas Touch, and Flex carried Slade out of the arena. Clark Connors defeated Snypes following the spear and a Boston Crab. Watts made his return to beat down his former childhood friend Miguel. EJ Sparks scores a victory over VSK with his Roundhouse Rhythm, all the while Watts and Miguel spilled into the arena. SoCal Distancing saved Miguel as they (Brown, Quest, and Miguel, with their mysterious benefactor, continued to beat down Watts, choking him out with a crowbar.
When you talk about Fighting Spirt, you have to talk about Slice Boogie. The 2019 SoCalUNCENSORED Rookie of the Year made his debut with the United Wrestling Network with a victory over Danny Limelight. He would go on to challenge Karl Fredericks on his debut on Prime Time LIVE and had an incredible match with the standout from the New Japan Dojo. Boogie was trained by the World Famous Santino Brothers Wrestling Academy and continues to amaze with only one full year in the ring under his belt. His opponent will need to avoid the brainbuster at all cost, if he connects, that will end the match.
“All That” Keita Murray is looking for his first win in the United Wrestling Network. The six-year veteran from Scranton Pennsylvania, (I wonder if he’s tight with Kevin Martenson), closed out his 2019 debuting for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. He squared off against Zicky Dice in a qualifying spot for the PP3 Cup. Prior to the pandemic pause, Murray had become a regular for Hollywood and wrestling all over California including the World Famous All Pro Wrestling. His opponent will need to be looking out for a flying knee that looks a bit like a shining wizard and the stunner, which he can connect out of nowhere.
“The Sunset Boulevard Bad Boy” makes his return to Pay Per View this week taking on Manders. Richie Slade has been with the United Wrestling Network for years and had previously competed for the National Wrestling Alliance under previous ownership. He is a former NWA International Tag Team Champion. Recently he has gone under the tutelage of Coach Flexo, who led the tag team Pac 3 to United Wrestling Network Tag Team Gold. Slade’s last appearance on Prime Time LIVE he teamed up with former Heritage Champion Ricky Mandel in a losing effort against 4 Minutes of Heat.
Trained at the Black and Brave Wrestling School (the school of Marek Brave and Seth Rollins), Manders has become a fixture of Game Changer Wrestling. Manders was set to make his debut against Max Caster on episode 6 of PTL, but was unable to make the match. He likes to brawl and has a lot of power.
The American Kaiju is no stranger to fans of the National Wrestling Alliance. Although not given a huge spotlight, she made her debut for the NWA in an unaired match from Circle Squared against Rocky Radley. She unsuccessfully challenged Thunder Rosa for the Burke at Mission Pro Wrestling’s Hell Hath No Fury. She had many eyeballs on her after that match and more so after defeating Allysin Kay at Josh Barnett’s Blood Sport a few weeks back. Lindsay Snow has gained a cult-like following with the #NWAFam and she looks to make an exclamation point on Prime Time Live. Snow similarly to Watts and Limelight in previous weeks will also have a taped match air on AEW’s Dark tonight as well. Her match will be against Thunder Rosa, which could really set her up to be a top challenge for the NWA World Woman’s Championship, of course, she has to get through Raze first.
Thee Equal Opportunity Ass-Kicker Raze is nobody’s stepping stone. One of the most dominant females in all of the United Wrestling Network makes her return to Prime Time Live. Since returning to the Network she has victories of Cece Channel and Heather Monroe. Raze was trained by Ring of Honor’s Tyler Bateman the Santino Brother’s Wrestling Academy. Raze defeated Sumie Sakai to win the PCW Ultra Woman’s Championship last October. Raze has a nasty german suplex that can spell lights out for most of her challengers.
Danny Limelight has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be the most versatile talent on Prime Time Live. Often considered to be the bright spot of the card, whether he is teaming with Papo Esco (as The Bodega) or as a singles competitor, the hallmark of a Danny Limelight match will be something unique. Even in defeat Limelight has found a way to grow his stock as he has recently appeared for Game Changer Wrestling and has had two appearances on All Elite Wrestling. Limelight is also hyper-competitive. The former Marines Drill Instructor hates to lose. You have to think that his losses to Connors have been eating at him. Could tonight be his night for redemption?
Clark Connors broke into the sport in the Pacific Northwest after training with the Storm Wrestling Academy. He competed for promotions like All-Star Wrestling, DEFY, Prestige Wrestling, West Coast Wrestling Connection all before heading to the NJPW LA Dojo in 2018. Connors would be joined by the likes of Karl Fredericks and Alex Coughlin and were trained by Shibata. Since then Connors has wrestled on both sides of the Pacific for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Connors has become one of the standouts of the Los Angeles Dojo. Connors started out 2020 in Japan as part of Wrestle Kingdom 14, teaming with Fredericks and Coughlin to defeat Toa Henare, Yota Tsuji, and Yuya Uemura. Connors would continue to tour with NJPW in the United States and the United Kingdom. Due to travel restrictions, the LA Dojo talents were unable to return to Japan. However New Japan of America started taping events in Port Huemene, titles Lion’s Break Collision and now NJPW Strong. His rivalry with Danny Limelight kicked off on New Japan Strong Episode #10. After the hard hit battle, the two faced off again on Prime Time Live #5. These matches have been a perfect representation of junior heavyweight style of wrestling and draws parallels to the WCW Crusierweight fued between Dean Malenko and Rey Mysterio.
“This mite be my last SoCal match for a long while. So y’all know I’m going to do whatever it takes to win.” Not sure what Andy Brown has planned, but it sounds like win, lose, or draw, this will probably be his last match for a while. Which doesn’t bode well for the challenger. Brown is currently 1/2 of the United Wrestling Network Tag Team Champions. He and Adrian Quest defeated the former champions The Soul Burners (Ryan Taylor and Tomaste) to become the champions. In fact, Quest, Brown, and Rosas used to go by the name Static, which looked to be one of the most prolific stables in all of Hollywood, having captured the United Tag Titles, Ray captured both the PP3 Cup and the AZ State Championship. Things were looking great for the stable when Brown and Quest turned on Rosas after Rosas became Heritage Champion. Static fell apart. Brown and Quest joined a mysterious benefactor who many believe to be Jim Logan.
Nobody has had a better stretch in the last calendar year than Ray Rosas. Going from nearly retiring from the ring to holding the Hollywood Heritage Championship, the Arizona State Championship, competing for All Elite Wrestling, Prime Time LIVE, Rosas has been electric. With a huge victory over Kevin Martenson a few weeks back, Rosas looks to exact some vengeance against his former running buddy in Andy Brown. Rosas has been the target of SoCal Distancing since their formation. Last week on CWFH TV, Rosas versus EJ Sparks ended when Brown and Quest tried to attack Ray. Nothing to prove in this one, this is just about serving up sweet justice for Rosas, look for this one to get ugly.
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