Hot Take – Primetime Live Premiere

 

 

 

The landscape of professional wrestling never stops morphing and evolving and as always FITE will be at the forefront, bringing viewers across the globe ringside for the genesis of a new weekly, episodic PPV series Primetime Live.

 

Commencing Tuesday September 15th, the weekly ninety-minute PPV series will emanate from California’s Thunder Studios, produced by The United Wrestling Network, in partnership with the National Wrestling Alliance. The United Wrestling Network is the brainchild of long-time promoter and TV producer Dave Marquez, overseeing a collection of “Championship Wrestling from…” promotions who share talents, production and championships.

The United Wrestling Network will partner with Billy Corgan’s National Wrestling Alliance for Primetime Live, bringing the Champions and competitors from the popular NWA Powerrr series live and in action, meshing the tradition of professional wrestling with a push towards the future. Primetime Live is designed to be a launchpad to provide evolving talents their first national PPV exposure while presenting a Nexus for veterans to return to prominence within the squared circle. For diehard fans seeking to discover the diamonds in the rough who will push professional wrestling to the next level, Primetime Live will be their destination for an alternative, hard-hitting combat sports experience.

 

NWA WORLDS CHAMPION NICK ALDIS VS. MIKE BENNETT

 

There is perhaps no more fitting main event for the debut of UWN’s Primetime Live than Nick Aldis carrying his beloved Ten Pounds of Gold into the ring against a challenger who is seeking not just championship glory but outright redemption. While Aldis has been the flagbearer for the National Wrestling Alliance since the promotion’s rebirth under the auspices of Billy Corgan, Bennett’s career trajectory has been far more sullen. Trapped in the vortex of missed opportunities and being completely misused by WWE officials, Bennett’s escape from the promotion has led to a tremendous chip on his shoulder. Exhausted and furious at being overlooked nationally, Bennett is storming into Primetime Live seeking to shock the world by capturing the NWA Worlds Championship. The only problem with Bennett’s plans to transform the narrative of his career in one evening is that he’ll be attempting to do so by facing perhaps the most tremendously gifted professional wrestler of the modern era…

For Aldis, this match is not just a title defense but a step into the unknown. After all, how does one properly strategize for a contender who has effectively been hiding in plain sight under the radar? Bennett intends to take back his career on the 15th, a night that may prove to be the most important evening in his entire career.

 

WEST COAST PRO CHAMPION ALEXANDER HAMMERSTONE VS. EJ SPARKS

 

The UWN Primetime Live series will provide a much needed spotlight for professional wrestling promotions that are beloved by their local communities but have yet to find true national exposure. On the debut edition of Primetime Live, West Coast Pro will be featured as their reigning and defending champion, the massive powerhouse Alexander Hammerstone will defend against up and coming West Coast sensation EJ Sparks, who has taken to the air to shock opponents up and down the Pacific Coast. Hammerstone, who has decimated opponents across MLW and Pro Wrestling NOAH over the last year, will be playing Championship Goliath to the David of EJ Sparks. Can power and wrestling finesse overpower heart and all out aerial assaults? It will all unfold on Primetime Live!

 

KAMILLE VS. HEATHER MONROE

 

Kamille has become both respected and revived as the muscle behind NWA Worlds Champion Nick Aldis, but remains a powerhouse competitor in her own right. During the debut episode of Primetime Live, Kamille will make history, becoming one of the first female competitors to enter the ring on UWN’s debut PPV broadcast. Heather Monroe, a respected veteran of the California scene who has risen to become one of the most beloved combatants in Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, will be a tough test for Kamille. Monroe, recently seen in AEW, has continued to evolve as a competitor. Will Kamille’s strength and aggression be the factor that takes out the “Killer Bae” or will Monroe once again shock the world with another stunning victory? FITE viewers will witness the answer live.

 

UWN TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE

 

Dan “The Man” Joseph has been enjoying quite the championship reign since ascending to the United Wrestling Network Television Championship throne. While the championship has brought him into regular combat (as well as television opportunities that have included co-hosting Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’s Best-of episodes with Jon Roberts), there may be no more important Championship defense beyond the debut episode of Primetime Live, where Joseph has the opportunity to introduce himself as the definitive champion for viewers across the globe. Joseph will be facing the pride of Atlantic City, NJ, the unorthodox Levi Shapiro, who is no stranger to Joseph. Led to the ring by nefarious talent prospector Howdy Price, Shapiro is laser-focused at redeeming himself after recently losing to Joseph, obsessed with making history as the new UWN Television Champion.

 

CHRIS DICKINSON DEBUTS

 

One of the most hard-hitting and in demand independent professional wrestlers fighting today, Chris Dickinson will make his UWN debut on Primetime Live. Having terrorized opponents in AAA Lucha Libre, EVOLVE and Beyond Wrestling, among other outfits, Dickinson is looking to make a worldwide smash with a victory. Dickinson will be facing four-year veteran Dicky Mayer, a star trained by Brian Kendrick and Jesse Hernandez who has wowed fans across The Golden State with his flying headbutt. Will Dicksinson maul his way to his first victory in the United Wrestling Network or will Mayer reign?

 

WILL ALLDAY REPRESENTS TEXAS AGAINST CALIFORNIA’S CLEARWATER

 

Will Allday, a former collegiate wrestling standout who has risen to the top of WWE Hall of Famer Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling promotion will represent the Lone Star State when he clashes with Jordan Clearwater. Clearwater, dubbed “The Golden Boy,” has had a long, successful 2020 on the West Coast, going all the way to the semi-finals of the most recent Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup (The PP3) tournament and debuting for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Strong TV series on FITE, but the crowning moment of the year would be establishing his dominance on Primetime Live. For Clearwater to do so, he’s going to have to upend Allday, who has torn through Texas like a force of nature. What State will emerge victorious?

 

TAG TEAM WAR

 

Two of California’s most dominant tag teams will face off in a colossal clash during the debut episode of Prime Time Live. One of the most popular duos on the West Coast, The Tribe – Hawaiian Lion and The Navajo Warrior will take to the ring to battle The Wolf Zaddies, Bad Dude Tito and Che Cabrera. The Wolf Zaddies have beaten opponents everywhere into submission and seek to continue carving their path of destruction through Primetime Live. To do so, however, they are going to have to overcome The Tribe, perhaps the most vibrant and resilient tandem to step into the United Wrestling Network. Having endured numerous wars thanks to the tremendous fan support behind them, The Navajo Warrior and Hawaiian Lion seek to entertain and electrify fans across the FITE world with a big tag team victory.

 

United Wrestling Network’s Primetime Live will debut on Tuesday September 15th and will then air every Tuesday with NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa, the six man trio known as Static and NYC veteran Papadon among the stars heading to future broadcasts. Primetime Live will be the nexus where tradition and tomorrow collide and there’s only one way to be right there at the epicenter of the explosion to come – and that’s to be part of the premiere edition right here on FITE.TV!

 

Mike Johnson is the lead reporter for PWInsider.com and has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He can be found on Twitter @MikePWInsider and MikeJohnsonWrites.com.

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Idol vs Rosas This Weekend

After weeks of anticipation, the Percy Pringle III Tournament Finals are here! The PP3 Blockbuster kicked off last weekend, saying farewell to Vermin in the Main Event at the hands of the Wolf Zaddies. This week, viewers will witness the match that gives the event its namesake. For Ray Rosas and Anthony Idol, winning this match will grant them Percy’s Privilege: the ability to have a title match anytime, anywhere, for any championship defended in the United Wrestling Network. Here is a look at the paths that led these men to the Finals, courtesy of Championship Wrestling Presented by West Coast Pro Wrestling:

 

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Breaking: United Events Postponed

State Officials across the United States have called for large events to be postponed amid the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Given the state of emergency, the United Wrestling Network has postponed all upcoming Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Championship Wrestling from Arizona television events and blockbusters. Tickets purchased for these events will be honored when a new date is announced. Ticket holders may also request a refund at the point of purchase. Viewers of our programming will still be able to watch their favorite wrestlers at the regularly scheduled times.
“Since our show is pre-recorded, there are several weeks of existing programming in the can and if in 30 days we’ve not been in production on new episodes, we are fortunate to have a 10 year archive that can be repurposed for broadcasting,” stated David Marquez, President and CEO of David Marquez Productions, Inc.

For the safety of the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee, Autozone Park has postponed all events until further notice. Unfortunately, this includes the Birthday Bash promoted by Championship Wrestling Presented by Pro Shingle that was scheduled for April 25.
“We’re gonna bodyslam COVID-19!” shouts host Dustin Starr, “And don’t worry! Our Birthday Bash isn’t canceled and we look forward to celebrating with you at a later date!”

In compliance with national health advisory, West Coast Pro Wrestling’s “A Lesson to Be Learned” event has been postponed to April 17. The event, which features Championship Wrestling Presented by West Coast Pro Wrestling stars such as Levi Shapiro, Heather Monroe, and Zicky Dice, will honor all tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date.
“Your passion, respect, and support since the beginning of West Coast Pro is what keeps us going forward, giving you the best pro wrestling in Northern California,” says promoter Scott Bregante. “I appreciate you, and look forward to seeing you on April 17.”
Championship Wrestling Presented by West Coast Pro Wrestling will continue to air as scheduled. Tune in for the action and updates regarding upcoming events.

Championship Wrestling Presented by Amarillo Venom is off to a great start following a stellar premiere on March 14. Unfortunately, the main sponsor of the program, Amarillo Venom Football, have announced that their season has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
“It is the league’s intent, and the intent of all our teams to play this season,” says Champions Indoor Football Commissioner Ricky Bertz. “As this issue evolves, we will be making decisions and passing information along in as timely a manner as possible.”
Championship Wrestling Presented by Amarillo Venom will continue to air as scheduled. Tune in for the latest action as well as updates from the Amarillo Venom on their upcoming season.
For the latest updates from all of these affiliates, please follow on social media:
@CWFHollywood
@CWFAZTV
@CW30Wrestling
@WCProOfficial
@AmarilloVenom
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Meet NWA’s Eli Drake, PP3 Qualifiers, and More on Nov 3!

NWA’s Eli Drake talks to David Marquez (Photo by Hiban Huerta)

“Hey Dummy, let me talk to ya!” 
Meet National Wrestling Alliance star Eli Drake at the Oceanview Pavilion on November 3rd! This international wrestling sensation returns home to Championship Wrestling from Hollywood for a Special Appearance after the event for all fans in attendance! What will Eli Drake have planned? You’ll have to be there in person to see and “that’s just a fact of life!”

The PP3 Cup (Photo by Devin Chen)

The PP3 Cup qualifying rounds begin on November 3rd. For any wrestler looking to get ahead in the United Wrestling Network, the Percy Pringle III Cup is a career making achievement. The competitor who becomes the Cup Bearer can use “Percy’s Privilege” to be granted a title opportunity against any Champion at any time! But first, they’ll have to qualify for the tournament on November 3rd!

Jamie Iovine and United Television Champion Royce Isaacs (Photo by Hiban Huerta)

Jamie Iovine may have bitten off more than he can chew this time. After issuing an open challenge to anyone in the United Wrestling Network for a future shot at Television Champion Royce Isaacs, Iovine was perplexed by the man who answered. “Young Fuego” Adrian Quest stormed to the ring, to the amusement of the Upper Class. In an effort to brush Quest off, Iovine agreed to give Adrian a title match at Milestone  if he beat Jamie Iovine himself first. The Upper Class puts their money where their mouth is on November 3rd!
The Oceanview Pavilion is located at 575 Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
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The Bay Area Welcomes Championship Wrestling!

Off the success of Championship Wrestling: Houston Edition on ABC13 Houston, HollywoodWrestling.com is proud to announce that Championship Wrestling: Bay Area Edition will premiere in 2020 on KGO-TV San Francisco on ABC7. Much like our CW 30 Memphis Championship Wrestling presented by Pro Shingle program, the Bay Area Edition will feature local hosts and businesses on the weekly broadcast. The Bay Area has a rich history of Professional Wrestling and the United Wrestling Network is excited to bring a localized weekly broadcast to the market once again. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and to new fans who will tune in to catch all the stars of Championship Wrestling: Bay Area Edition!
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Sami Callihan has words for Tessa Blanchard ahead of UNBREAKABLE

After their momentous bout at Slammiversary, Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard still have a score to settle. Callihan, flanked by oVe, will head into Unbreakable on August 2nd against Tessa Blanchard with a #1 Contendership to the Impact World Title on the line! See the mindset of oVe going into this Friday’s event:

 

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THIS WEEKEND we welcome Impact Wrestling!

Impact Wrestling’s California Summer Tour begins this weekend! See below for information on three nights of can’t-miss action:

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