By Frank Burns
The host of Red Carpet Rollout, Gentleman Jervis, hugs an adoring fan. (Photo by Devin Chen)
It is often said that professional wrestlers are comic book super heroes and Saturday morning cartoon characters come to life. On a warm Saturday morning on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, that statement became true when the superstars of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood invaded Meltdown Comics! In what Uproxx.com would call “a new Los Angeles tradition,” Gentleman Jervis hosted The Red Carpet Rollout in the middle of a comic book store in front of a packed house of our most loyal and excited fans.
“To perform at Meltdown Comics on a Saturday morning was like a dream come true,” Says Jervis, a.k.a. The World’s Sweetest Man. “I have long been a fan of Saturday morning wrestling, so to be able to make wrestling for the lovely citizens of Hollywood was a treat. I love everyone.”
Wrestlers like PAC 3, Bateman, Rocky Romero, Scorpio Sky and “Professional” Peter Avalon soared through the air between stacks of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man comic books to thunderous cheers. Even Meltdown’s own Jamie Iovine got a piece of the action as a Special Referee who showed Ricky Mandel what happens when you try to cheat inside Meltdown Comics! It was a triumphant return to Hollywood for CWFH and if the smiling faces in Meltdown are any indicator, we will be back soon.
Emmy Award-winning commentator Joe Galli added, “This was a monumental experiment for the United Wrestling Network and it paid off in a huge way. I think it went better than anyone had expected and it shows that our wrestlers and our product can work in any environment and the fans will come out. Our fans know they’ll be entertained, whether in person or on their television screens. I honestly can’t wait to do it again.”
The Main Event saw Rocky Romero team with Scorpio Sky to take on Ryan Taylor and Dicky Mayer.
Championship Wrestling From Hollywood at Meltdown Comics is a match everyone wants to see. Grab a comic book, bring a friend and be on the lookout for the next time Saturday morning wrestling comes to you live from Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.