Interview with David Marquez

David Marquez is completely transparent in this interview going into depth about how he got started into the business working with Gordon Solie and Harley Race before returning to Southern California to work with Rick Bassman with UPW, Rob Black and Kevin Klienrock of XPW, and Gary Yap with EPIC. David talks about how he became involved with New Japan Pro Wrestling, the beginnings of NJPW USA, becoming a full fledged member of the National Wrestling Alliance and how he tried to lead a New Japan buyout of the 72 year old brand. David speaks about what ended the NWA/TNA relationship.

25 Years Ago Today, The Beast Becomes Worlds Heavyweight Champion

25 Years ago today, Dan “The Beast” Severn won the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Severn was the only pro-wrestler to compete in the UFC as a champion of a professional wrestling company and a champion in MMA. Severn’s journey as champion would showcase the NWA’s domed globe title across multiple platforms of wrestling and would breath much needed life into the NWA.