Over the last few months, a man familiar to longtime wrestling fans has resurfaced on the scene. Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette has been training tirelessly at the UWN International WrestleCenter for a return to the squared circle. To many, Arquette is known as the actor who starred in movies such as Scream and Ready to Rumble. To wrestling fans, however, he was one of the most controversial figures of World Championship Wrestling.
Although he had already been acting for several years, David Arquette rose to prominence as Deputy Dewey in the popular 1996 thriller, Scream. Four years later, Arquette starred in the wrestling-centric movie Ready to Rumble alongside WCW superstars Diamond Dallas Page, Sting and Goldberg. In an attempt to promote the movie, Arquette would begin appearing on WCW television and even started an on-air feud with figurehead Eric Bischoff. WCW was no stranger to having celebrities wrestle on their show at that time. Jay Leno, Karl Malone, and Dennis Rodman all famously wrestled matches in WCW. As memorable as it was to watch these stars wrestle, none of their matches are mired in the controversy that Arquette’s match was.
On the April 26, 2000 episode of Thunder, Arquette teamed with Diamond Dallas Page to face Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff with Page’s World Heavyweight Championship on the line. Although this was a tag team match, whoever scored the winning pinfall would be declared Champion. Arquette pinned Bischoff as Jarrett was simultaneously pinning Page, but Arquette was declared the winner and the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Outrage ensued as fans couldn’t believe that an actor would hold the same championship previously held by legends like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Sting. The fact that an actor like Arquette won the championship is still being talked about today.
After his foray in WCW, Arquette would disappear from wrestling for nearly two decades. This past May, he began training with “Professional” Peter Avalon at the UWN International WrestleCenter. At Peter and Ray’s Surprise! Birthday Party Show, Arquette once again shocked the wrestling world as he interfered in Avalon’s match to attack the RockNES Monsters. One person who is not impressed with Mr. Arquette is Canadian superstar RJ City. City took to Twitter to laugh off Arquette as an attention seeking fad, but Arquette responded by threatening to beat him up. What started as a harmless Twitter conversation over “who the best Golden Girl is” has now become an ordeal that will end in a violent encounter.
On July 15th at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA, David Arquette will wrestle in his first match in nearly two decades as he challenges RJ City to settle the score once and for all at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. This rivalry may have started as a mere Twitter feud, but it will end with one man standing tall and the other laid out on the mat. One thing is for certain, come July 15th, Arquette will be ready to rumble.
By Weston Browning
Here at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, one name strikes fear and intimidation into the hearts of competitors from all across the globe. When the bell tolls, that name belongs to the man called Bateman. A man of many monikers, Bateman has spent years cementing his name as one of the deadliest strikers in CWFH history. With an attack like the Death from Above, it’s not uncommon to see the “Main Man’s” opponents left unconscious in the ring. Despite his aggressive nature, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would claim that Bateman has ever gone too far. That is until a recent turn of events with Hollywood favorite, Dicky Mayer.
Dicky Mayer has been on a run like no other the last several months from the United Wrestling Network to the world over. In his rookie year, we saw the grappler clad in blue win the PP3 Cup and the United World Tag Team Championships before his mentor Ryan Taylor sent Mayer to the land of the rising sun to further his training. When Mayer returned to CWFH, one thing was certain: He was ready for action and hungry for competition. They say you should be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Mayer’s call for competition was answered in the form of the Handsome Devil himself, Bateman.
In recent weeks we’ve seen several confrontations between the “King of the Crossroads” and “American Thunder.” No matter what the pairing, the two seem to gravitate towards each other, much to the annoyance of Mr. Bateman. It seems that Dicky has had Bateman’s number on more than one occasion, scoring multiple quick roll up victories on the man with the mustache. Each loss dug further and further under Bateman’s skin until finally driving him over the edge as we saw on a recent episode of the program. The usually calculated Bateman snapped, unleashing a hate-filled barrage of forearms onto the unsuspecting Mayer. The heinous, vicious attack on Dicky left him in a broken pile under the stairs.
Championship Wrestling From Hollywood Minority Owner Nikko Marquez elected to suspend Bateman for 30 days in light of the unsportsman-like conduct. Dicky has been on rest since suffering head trauma at the hands of the “Main Man.” As Bateman prepares to return to Hollywood in the next few weeks, we have to ask ourselves: Was it worth it? How will Dicky respond? What will Nikko Marquez do to keep these men under control?
For more updates on Bateman’s suspension, Dicky Mayer’s condition, and upcoming events, check back with HollywoodWrestling.com.
By JT Ticonderoga
Greetings fans! Valentines Day may be over, but the sweet feelings keep moving with no heartbreak in sight. This week’s episode of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood is sure to make your heart go wild!
Opening the program this week is the PP3 Memorial Cup Semi-Final match that will determine who will face Royce Isaacs in the Finals of the PP3 Cup. The “CEO of Suederade” Suede Thompson locks horns with fan favorite Julius Coleman in a contest sure to dazzle all viewers! Make sure to tune in on time, as you won’t want to miss a moment of this one!
Women’s wrestling returns to the program this week as Barbi Hayden debuts to go toe-to-toe with Shotzi Blackheart. These two women have proven themselves across the country and around the world, but under the bright lights of Hollywood things always get bumped up a notch. Will Blackheart put Barbi away or will Hayden send Shotzi howling?
In this week’s Main Event, Hollywood Heritage Champion Bad Dude Tito puts his title on the line against Jeff Cobb. The man known as “Mr. Athletic” was hand-picked by CWFH Minority Owner and Matchmaker Nikko Marquez to physically challenge Tito in a way he’s never been manhandled before. Cobb’s amateur background speaks for itself, having competed in the Olympics and grappled with some of the best in the world. Will Tito make Cobb’s shining achievements Fade to Black or will Cobb’s efforts spell a bad day for the Bad Dude? Tune in and find out on this week’s Championship Wrestling From Hollywood!
By Tina Albers
A rotund man named Howdy Price waddled his way into Championship Wrestling From Hollywood in 2017 with a goal in mind. With ideas as big as his appetite, Price hatched a plan to form a tag team to dominate CWFH. Greeting each team he scouted with a friendly, though alarming, “HOWDY,” Price set out to recruit two men who he could refer to as his “Rancheros.” He discovered two tall drinks of water in Raul and Rogelio – a pair of monster luchadors who Price has enlisted to do his bidding in exchange for his managerial services.
In two shakes of a lamb’s tail, Howdy had found the targets to send his Rancheros after: the team of Espiritu and Astro Viajero, collectively known as Spirit and the Stars. This hugely popular tag team has delighted fans of the program for the better part of a year, dazzling viewers with acrobatic moves performed by enigmas in colorful masks. Howdy Price took exception to this. The Rancheros have haunted Spirit and the Stars since their arrival to the company; injuring Espiritu, inhibiting Astro Viajero from qualifying for the PP3 Cup Tournament, and (worst of all) stealing their masks. Howdy Price has set out to run these luchadors off for good and has formally challenged Spirit and the Stars to a “Mask vs. Mask” Tag Team match this Sunday with the stipulation that the losing team must unmask for good.
This type of “Lucha de Apuesta” (“Wager Match”) carries the biggest stakes in lucha libre history. Bigger than a Championship match, putting your mask on the line means putting your whole identity and career under that name on the line as well. Many competitors in Mexico who have lost a “Máscara contra Máscara” (“Mask versus Mask”) have never been able to regain the success they enjoyed under their mask and had to leave wrestling permanently.
This is the most important match in the careers of these four men. With everything on the line, Raul, Rogelio, Espiritu, and Astro Viajero will stop at nothing to preserve their identities and tear away that of those standing across the ring from them. Howdy Price’s campaign against Spirit and the Stars will be settled this Sunday at the Oceanview Pavilion. Mask versus Mask. Be there!
By Tina Albers
Oh my God! Here he is once again. Former United Wrestling Network Television Champion Willie Mack has come home to Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. It’s been a minute since Mack has stepped onto the Hollywood stage and several newcomers have jumped ahead in line to take his place. One wrestler in particular has stepped up with moves and charisma that give the juggalo from South Central, Los Angeles a run for his money.
Enter: “Uptown” Andy Brown. Selected to be one of the eight competitors in the 2018 PP3 Memorial Cup Tournament, Brown has turned heads every time he’s stepped through the curtain at the Oceanview Pavilion. Though Mack may not have been in Hollywood in quite some time, he’s been a busy man; traveling internationally to take on the heaviest hitters Planet Earth has to offer. This first time ever matchup will be a success marker for both competitors. Brown has to prove that he’s worth his spot on the roster and Mack must show Matchmaker Nikko Marquez that he hasn’t missed a step in his time away if he ever wants to come back again.
Make sure to be at the Oceanview Pavilion this Sunday, February 11, to witness the return of The Mack!
By Weston Browning
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the best-looking wrestler of them all? The “Mirror Image” Ricky Mandel would be the first one to tell you he’s the “Best Looking Champion in Wrestling History.” But don’t let his cocky, arrogant exterior fool you. Where many claim to be one of the best, Ricky has proved it. Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’s audience has already seen firsthand what Mandel is capable of, and with the addition of the new CW audience he looks primed and ready to takeover the entire United Wrestling Network.
The most seasoned veteran in the Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup Tournament was a last minute replacement due to a concussion suffered by Devin Sparks. With an impressive resume, the tournament competitors should approach any match against Mandel with caution. A champion everywhere he’s gone, Ricky is the only member of the PP3 Cup Tournament to have held the illustrious cup in the past, which he used to win Hollywood Heritage Championship in 2014. HollywoodWrestling.com recently caught up with Ricky to ask where his goals for the 2018 PP3 Cup lie.
“The only thing I’m focused on right now is becoming this year’s PP3 Cup winner and being the only man to hold that prestigious honor twice.” Intent on bringing the PP3 Cup back to Sexy Beach, Ricky Mandel may just come in at the last minute and snatch the PP3 Cup right out from under everyone’s noses. Don’t judge this man by his looks. Looks can be deceiving.
The Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup Tournament is set to premiere on CWFH this weekend, with a plethora of top tier talents absolutely itching to get their hands on each other and show the entire United Wrestling Network what they’re capable of. Don’t miss a moment of action on Championship Wrestling from Hollywood as the PP3 Memorial Cup Tournament opening round begins on the program this weekend!
By Frank Burns
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.”
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) June 17, 2017