Mask Versus Mask This Sunday

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.
The Rancheros drill Tomaste with a Spike Piledriver. (Photo by Devin Chen)
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.
Astro Viajero and Espiritu soar out of the ring with dual Tope Suicida attacks. (Photo by Devin Chen)
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!

Willie Mack Returns This Sunday

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.
“Uptown” Andy Brown (Photo by Devin Chen)
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!

Semi-Finals: A CWFH Weekend Preview

The weekend is a much-deserved break after a job well done during the week. It is a time to relax, catch your breath, and enjoy another captivating hour of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. This week’s broadcast is loaded with your favorite stars doing what they do best. Speaking of “Best,” the United Television Champion Scorpio Sky will be in action against “Rocketboy” Dmarco Wilson. Can Wilson Kick Flip his way to a future shot at the Television Title or will this “Ace of the Half-Pipe” fall prey to the Ace of Spades?
Scorpio Sky keeping “Rocketboy” grounded. (Photo by Devin Chen)
It would be unwise to get on the bad side of a man like Bateman. Ever since being pinned at Milestone, the “Main Man” has had a chip on his shoulder. The individual who put that chip there is none other than “American Thunder” Dicky Mayer. While Dicky sees the victory as fair play, Bateman sees it as a personal attack on everything that the 2017 Red Carpet Rumble Winner has worked for. These two men square off on the program this week to see if they settle their differences in a matter of respect.
Bateman delivers a thunderous blow to Dicky Mayer. (Photo by Devin Chen)
In this episode’s Main Event, we’ll see a stellar semi-final match in the PP3 Cup Memorial Tournament. The man from the Mile High City, Royce Isaacs goes one-on-one with “Uptown” Andy Brown. This one is going to be hot, as its winner will advance to the PP3 Cup Finals! You do not want to miss out on this contest and more on this week’s Championship Wrestling From Hollywood!

Proving Ground: A CWFH Weekend Preview

It is a time of growth on Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. With every division reshaping to accommodate a more competitive climate across the United Wrestling Network, a breath of new competitors has come into Hollywood to shake things up with the young roster still vying for a shot at gold. This feeling is evidenced in a variety of ways on this week’s episode. The first form that it takes is in two opening round matches in the PP3 Cup Tournament. Royce Isaacs will take on Ricky Mandel in the first contest of the episode and Julius Coleman will step into the ring with Kevin Condron. Which two of these four men will advance to the semi-finals against the likes of Suede Thompson and Andy Brown? With the PP3 Cup hanging in the balance, expect these competitors to pull out all the stops en route to “Percy’s Privilege.”

Ricky Mandel lands a dropkick on Royce Isaacs. (Photo by Devin Chen)

Hollywood Heritage Champion Bad Dude Tito has faced some challenges in defending his title. While the Champion is chomping at the bit to demonstrate that he can beat anyone who stands across from him, CWFH Minority Owner Nikko Marquez has a few thoughts on Championship defenses. According to the Hollywood Heritage Champion contract that Nikko Marquez drew up himself, the Champion must be featured on the program, but it doesn’t have to be a title match. This week, you will see Bad Dude Tito in a non-title bout against a young man looking to prove himself, Karl Fredericks.

Dicky Mayer dives onto Watts and Ray Rosas. (Photo by Devin Chen)

In this episode’s Main Event, a new #1 Contender to Scorpio Sky’s United Television Championship will be determined in a Three-Way Dance! This unpredictable contest is sure to excite any viewer tuning in. It will be “American Thunder” Dicky Mayer versus Ray Rosas versus Watts going head-to-head-to-head! Will “American Thunder” crash into the Television Title picture? Will Watts’ opponents fall victim to the Murder Bomb? Will Ray Rosas say “Adios Amigos” to Mayer and Watts and “Hola” to Scorpio Sky? Tune in for this week’s Championship Wrestling From Hollywood!

Tim Storm Discusses His Future in the NWA

Former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm
Every night since December 9, 2017 has been filled with an internal debate for Tim Storm. That is because on that frigid night at CZW: Cage of Death, NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm became the former Worlds Heavyweight Champion. On the road to his rematch with new Champion Nick Aldis, Tim Storm was forced into putting his shot at the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship on the line against Jocephus. Storm fought Jocephus in a grueling Empty Arena Match at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida and when the dust settled Tim Storm was left laying without his title match to look forward to. So where does that leave the former Worlds Heavyweight Champion?
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Tim Storm returned to Championship Wrestling From Hollywood to talk publicly about the internal struggle that has kept him up at night. Is it time to hang it up? See the full story here, courtesy of the National Wrestling Alliance:

Check back with HollywoodWrestling.com for updates and news on Tim Storm, the NWA, and Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.

Tim Storm to Announce Future Plans on Jan 28

Former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm is at a crossroads. Having lost the “Ten Pounds of Gold” to Nick Aldis on December 9th, 2017 at CZW’s “Cage of Death,” the future is unclear for the man who proclaimed that Championship as his “mountaintop.”

“I definitely have more miles in my rearview mirror than I have in the windshield,” says Storm, reflecting on his wrestling career. Tim Storm had at least one thing to look forward to inside the squared circle: his rematch for the Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately for Tim, someone took exception to that rematch clause.

Storm buries Jocephus in folding chairs during their Empty Arena Match.

Jocephus has been a thorn in Tim Storm’s side for months now. After spending 45 days suspended from NWA sanctioned events due to his attack on Tim Storm at CWFH Milestone, Jocephus hatched a plan to get back to the top. The bearded brawler went after Storm’s family, tormenting Tim’s daughter until he agreed to put up his shot at the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Jocephus in an Empty Arena Match. The melee took the two men all over the Impact Zone with a plethora of weapons used on each another. When the dust settled, Jocephus had his hand raised in victory. Tim Storm had lost the match, lost his shot at the “Ten Pounds of Gold,” and he lost the road ahead of him as a professional wrestler.

Storm lands hard on a ladder at ringside.

What does the future hold for the former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion? Hear it straight from Tim Storm’s mouth live at the Oceanview Pavilion on January 28th!

Scum: A CWFH Weekend Preview

With Milestone in the rear view mirror, a new year begins on Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. What better way to kick off 2018 than with the opening round of the Percival Pringle III Memorial Cup Tournament? This week, you’ll see Suede Thompson going against Richie Slade as well as Andy Brown stepping into the ring with Tomaste. Which two of these colorful competitors will advance to the semi finals?

Suede Thompson attempts Turn Down For Suede on Richie Slade. (Photo by Devin Chen)

Scorpio Sky defeated Rocky Romero for the United Wrestling Network Television Championship under questionable circumstances at Milestone. Whether or not you agree with his actions, Sky is dead-set on making sure everyone in the world knows that he is “The Best.” The United Wrestling Network Television Champion Scorpio Sky will be in action on the program this week.

Four Time United Wrestling Network Television Champion Scorpio Sky. (Photo by Devin Chen)

In the Main Event of the episode, we will see a huge rematch from Milestone as the new United Wrestling Network World Tag Team Champions Reno Scum defend against Pac 3. Pac 3 lost the titles when Coach Flexo decided to bench player Dylan Bostic and enter himself into the match during their last encounter with Reno Scum. Coach Flexo, never willing to take the blame for a loss himself, was quick to invoke their rematch clause to get the chance to have those titles back around the waists of Pac 3. Will their game plan work or will Adam Thornstowe and Luster the Legend send the Coach back to the locker room empty handed? Tune in to find out on this week’s Championship Wrestling From Hollywood!

Dicky Mayer and Bateman to Square off on Jan 28

Bateman is a calculated man who knows what he wants. After his steady climb to the top of the Championship Wrestling From Hollywood roster in 2017, Bateman and the viewers were astounded by the upset victory that Dicky Mayer scored on the “Main Man” at Milestone. Looking back at the Blockbuster Event, fans have wondered if Dicky Mayer is just as calculated as the man he’s seemingly targeted.
Dicky Mayer sneaks into the ring as Bateman looks to put Matt Knicks away. (Photo by Devin Chen)
The last time Mayer and Bateman were in the ring together, it was every man for himself in a Four-Way Dance. The already a difficult task of beating a single opponent was made even more challenging for Bateman and Dicky with the additions of Matt Knicks and Ryan Taylor to the contest. Just as Bateman had Matt Knicks right where he wanted him, Mayer took an opportunity to strike. With a quick Schoolboy pin, Bateman’s shoulders were on the mat and “American Thunder’s” hand was raised in victory. This loss did not sit well with the CWFH mainstay, as Bateman has asked to step into the ring with Mayer once again when the time is right.
Dicky scores the upset victory on Bateman. (Photo by Devin Chen)
Wait no longer, fans. On Sunday January 28th, Bateman and Dicky Mayer go one-on-one. This is a matchup you’re not going to want to miss seeing live. Be sure to be at the Oceanview Pavilion this Sunday to catch all of the action of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood !

Hollywood Heritage Championship Match Announced for Jan 28

Bad Dude Tito has had a rough go of things the last several months, even after having won the Hollywood Heritage Championship. CWFH Minority Owner Nikko Marquez has kept Tito guessing when and where his next title defense will be, not letting the champion have more than a few moments to prepare. This Sunday, January 28th, at the Oceanview Pavilion, Bad Dude Tito will be defending his title against a new opponent who will be making his Championship Wrestling From Hollywood debut.
Jeff Cobb (Photo by Mark Johnson)
HollywoodWrestling.com learned that Nikko Marquez has named Jeff Cobb to be the next challenger to the Hollywood Heritage Championship. Though new to CWFH, Cobb has an impressive resume that makes him a worthy contender to the “Baddest Dude in Professional Wrestling.” The native Hawaiian competed as an amateur wrestler in the 2004 Summer Olympics before going pro and challenging opponents all over the world. His skills combined with his unmatched strength make Jeff Cobb a suitable contender to Bad Dude Tito.
Will Bad Dude Tito have a game plan to retain the Hollywood Heritage Championship or will he be out-matched by Jeff Cobb? Come out to the Oceanview Pavilion on January 28th and find out!

Milestone: A CWFH Weekend Preview

Jack Swagger sizes up “The Machine.” (Photo by Devin Chen)

The final installment of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood’s Blockbuster Event Milestone is upon us this week. What better way to kick off the program than with a clash of two of Hollywood’s fiercest giants? Jack Swagger faces his most intense challenge yet as he steps into the ring with “The Machine” Brian Cage. Can Swagger break Cage’s ankle before Cage breaks him in half?

Karl Fredericks (Photo by Devin Chen)

Fan favorite Tim Storm returns to the Oceanview Pavilion to take on the young upstart Karl Fredericks. Fredericks has speed, but Tim Storm has a world-class resume and one thing that youth cannot trump: experience. Will Fredericks manage to out-maneuver the former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion or will Karl’s eagerness spell a Perfect Storm for the former Champ?

Rocky Romero may have bitten off more than he can chew. (Photo by Devin Chen)

In our main event, we present the rematch that fans have waited all year to see. After Rocky Romero spent 2017 defending the United Wrestling Network Television Championship in Japan, he is back on American soil to prove that he is still the best in the world – if he can get through Scorpio Sky. Sky hasn’t taken kindly to Romero’s absence over the last several months and doesn’t intend on wasting an opportunity to get his hands on the Television Title for a fourth time. After their bout at the Red Carpet Rumble ended in a No Contest, this match is surely one you’re not going to want to miss. Check out this and more as Championship Wrestling From Hollywood presents the final installment of Milestone!