CWFH Presents: Red Carpet Rumble 2015

Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’s (CWFH) 3rd Annual “Red Carpet Rumble” (RCR) event happens this Sunday July 12th at 3PM from the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA and features an All-Star Cast of pro wrestling legends, United Wrestling Network regional stars and CWFH mainstays.

Additional to the 30-man RCR match itself; CWFH is please to be presenting the following matches:

“Mr. Azucar” Rocky Romero Vs. Colt Toombs

Brian Myers Vs. Kevin Martenson (Champion)

Reno Scum Vs. Drew Gulak & Timothy Thatcher (Champions)

TNA IMPACT GRUDGE MATCH – “The Rising” Vs. “BDC: Beat Down Clan” *
Eli Drake Vs. Kenny King

Scorpio Sky Vs. YUMA (Champion)

Also scheduled to appear: Jervis Cottonbelly, Vermin, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, Road Warrior Animal, Mason Ryan, Othello, Michael Tarver, “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan and many more!

Watch CWFH, Sunday mornings at 3A on KDOC-TV (Los Angeles); follow us on Twitter and Instagram @CWFHollywood.

The Oceanview Pavilion is located at 575 Surfside Dr, Port Hueneme, CA 93041 and can be contacted by calling (805) 986-4818. Talent and acts subject to change without notice and due to *third party contractual obligations, some matches will not be televised.

Exclusive Interview: A Family Affair


David Marquez has always said Championship Wrestling from Hollywood is a family business. He’s always considered the people who work with him on his long running television pro wrestling promotion a part of his family, but last month his statement became much truer with the introduction of his two son’s, Nicolas and Noel. At a recent CWFH taping, we caught up with the trio and conducted this Q&A.

CWFH: David, what made you decide to bring your actual family into the wrestling business?

DM: Well, it’s not like they’ve not been involved, you know that Nicolas has been on the administrative side. He’s been working with side by side with our Talent Relations Producer Michael Coughlin on travel, accommodations and payroll. Noel on the other hand isn’t exactly new to working within the operation either. About a decade or so ago, he served as a timekeeper for several events, but now that he’s older and a college graduate I asked him to come aboard full time (that was the Summer of 2014) and since these two have been around more often they’ve pitched a lot of new concepts, we even executed one…the subscription video service.

CWFH: Which one of you want to go first?

Noel: He always goes first, he’s the oldest.

Nicolas: I do?

Noel: Yes. You do.

Nicolas: Alright, I guess I’ll go first.

CWFH: Did you always want to work with with your father?

Nicolas: Yes and No. I mean when I was younger I wanted nothing to do with pro wrestling. I remember him being very grumpy dealing with the international wrestling community and I told myself, no way! Then when I was old enough to get my first job, I kind of took the same path as he did. I accepted a position with the Walt Disney Co., and in the same department! Early on I thought it was just a job, but as time went by I worked closely with people who worked with Dad. I learned how much these people respected him and that’s when I started to understand what he was always talking about, building something, CWFH is his Disneyland. From that point on all I wanted to do was work with Dad anyway I could.

CWFH: Was it difficult for you working with the same people that worked with him?

Nicolas: At first yes, but that company is so big its pretty easy to make your own way. I don’t know if any of you know this about Dad, but he’s a Disneyland Legend!

CWFH: Noel. same question.

Noel: For me yes! I always wanted to be in the family business. I always enjoyed going to work with Dad. My favorite days being at the office were editing days. When he would do the post production of the television shows. Back then it was called the ‘Wrestling Showcase’ and he did the commentary with current CWFH lead announcer Todd Keneley. I was amazed how it all came together. I remember I once asked him if I could operate one of the cameras and him being him he said yes.

CWFH: WOW! That must have been an amazing experience?

Noel: Actually it wasn’t. You see, I had no business being on the camera (and I think he knew that), but he always encourages us to try new things. Well, I was on the hard camera (the most important one) and didn’t do a good job because during the course of that TV taping I had him in my ears. You see, he’s not only boss, he’s also the TV director, directing the entire show. That was not a fun 4 hours and I never asked to do anything technical again. The timekeeping he mentioned was pretty cool though. I got to sit ringside, but even then I would get caught up in the action versus doing my job. I heard about that too!

CWFH: Who’s idea was it for the subscription video service?

Nicolas: Both of ours actually. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the office or the house, but they’re both cluttered with videotape. The company has been shooting wrestling television since the late 1980s and Dad has all of it. I remember asking him why he’s not monetizing the library and his answer was pretty typical, “who wants to see that old stuff” he said. So, we started to archive the footage and we found some pretty good stuff. Noel looked into the best way to distribute the service and together we made the pitch to the team.

DM: I must say I’m impressed with the response to the service. At time I am stuck in the forest, too close to everything. I’m glad they talked me into providing it to the public and enhancing all of our social media actually.

Noel: The new online and digital media things we are doing is not just us. I brought in Jonathan King. He’s a friend of mine who comes from the music industry.

Nicolas: He’s good!

DM: Yes he is good. I’m happy he’s (finally) taking us out of the 90s.

CWFH: So what’s next?

Noel: Getting rid of Vermin.

DM: (Laughing) Although that is important, I’m usually working on a lot of things and not just within pro wrestling.

Noel: (Interrupting) But Dad, you need to take them serious. Yes this is pro wrestling, but you can’t “Disney” this and wave a wand. They mean business.

DM: I’m aware Noel. As I said on television, that is a part of the reason you’re here. Now to answer your question; Nicolas has been in the office for a few years and I believe he understands the operation. I’m hoping to make him Match Maker soon and Noel is headed international soon. His first location he’ll be headed to is Mexico because he has a real love affair with Lucha Libre.

Noel: Yes I do. When done right, its beautiful to watch. Years ago, Dad was heavily involved in Lucha and I’d like to see that back on our programming.

CWFH: That’s exciting! Nicolas, how do you feel about the CWFH Match Maker position?

Nicolas: If that’s where he wants me, that’s where I’ll go. In the first few years of the show, I was assigned to Jon Ian (CWFH Match Maker, 2011-2013) and I learned a lot about how to format a card, how to negotiate and how to feel what the public wants.

CWFH: You do realize that is an on-camera role?

Nicolas: (Laughing) C’mon! I’m his kid! I think I can get through a television segment in one piece.

CWFH: That’s true, David has been around some of the biggest, nastiest names in pro wrestling and hasn’t been physically harmed.
[At this point David was being called away to attend the pre-show production meeting]

DM: I’m sorry we’re going to have to cut this short. I want the people to know that I’m more excited about the future of both CWFH and United Wrestling Network now than ever before. I’m secure these two boys are focused on their assignments and will execute them with pride and to much success. I can’t thank the public enough for the years of support, but as the Chairman once said “…the best is yet to come”.

CWFH: Thank you all for your time.

Nicolas: No, thank you.

Noel: You’re welcome.

The Vermin Solution

By: Grant Baciocco

The problem is clear. As much as we hate to admit the truth, Vermin is now in an incredible position of power. They hold all the Championships in Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and, because of this, they have been able to force Dave Marquez to lift “The Vermin Rule” putting the entire roster in danger of out of the blue attack by these pieces of garbage.

Now, I am not a wrestler, so I can’t step into the ring and take the fight to Vermin directly, but I have been doing a lot of thinking about some possible solutions to the Vermin Problem. Here’s what I’ve come up with.



This is the most immediate solution that comes to mind. The former, recent, CWFH champions must band together as a unified force to run Vermin out of Hollywood. The Hobo, Scorpio Sky and PPrAy need to group together as one and reclaim what is theirs. We’ve seen signs of these four men working together in the past, but it seems as if they never fully commit to the idea. I believe the main hurdle in this scenario is that you have just a huge clash of styles that aren’t gelling together properly. The Hobo’s brawling, Scorpio Sky’s technical superiority and PPrAy’s fun loving but lighting fast offense seem to mix well on paper, but combining these different elements in the ring is a completely different matter. So far it has yet to happen, but I’m still holding out hope.



Che Cabrerra and Sacha Darevko are two of the most dominating wrestlers in Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Their combined power and, frankly, underhanded tactics in the ring make them feared opponents for anyone to be standing across the ring from. They are definitely more powerful than many of the members of Vermin, but can they get the job done? I think it’s possible, but unfortunately, I feel Revolution might be too busy trying to bring their own Revolution to fruition to worry about Vermin. Also, as of late, it seems there might be a bit of a divide between Che and Sacha and that’s something that would definitely need to be worked out before they were to face Vermin. Mistrust is something Vermin feeds off of and they would only use that to their advantage. The other obvious disadvantage here is the numbers game. Che and Sacha would need to add a few more members of Revolution in order to properly take on Vermin.


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As much grief as Stu Stone gives, well, everyone who knows him, I have to admit he is pretty crafty when it comes to laying out ring strategy. Perhaps Stu can rebuild up the ranks of The Family Stone and make a charge at Vermin. Perhaps Stu’s tendency to bend the rules a bit would be like fighting fire with fire when it comes to Vermin. With Vermin holding all the titles, they are certainly a target for Stu’s machinations, as he’s all about getting the gold. Unfortunately, Stu seems a little pre-occupied with James “Main Event” Morgan and his war with Othello to be able to marshal forces to go up against Vermin.



This one is a little ‘out of the box’ but perhaps that’s just what we need here. For the past several weeks, we’ve watched as Bateman has assembled his Cirque du Monstres. He’s collected three men who haven’t made huge waves here in Hollywood and refocused them into sadistic carnival attractions that frighten just about anyone who looks upon them. Perhaps this is just the weapon we need against Vermin. Unpredictability. No one is quite sure what Bateman’s ultimate goals in CWFH are, but I would love to see him lead his team of Imbécile, Jarek 1:20, and Buffoon in a charge against Vermin. I don’t think Vermin would know what to think.



Perhaps there’s a combination of wrestlers on the roster who could band together that we just haven’t thought about yet. Timothy Thatcher and Drew Gulak would certainly not shrink away from going toe to toe with Vermin. Recently, the team of Cold Cold World debuted, led by Ceasar B. Black. What a foursome they would make with Thatcher and Gulak! I could see them putting a big hurt on Vermin. And where is Willie Mack in all this? With his experience, I think he would be a great general to lead the charge against Vermin. Or perhaps right now, at the CWFH WrestleCenter, there are some surprises for Vermin that are just waiting to make their big break. I don’t know.

These are several solutions I have come up with. If you have thoughts, let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter. The bottom line is…SOMETHING has to be done about Vermin, and quick!

Stu Stone Announces Stipulations For The Final War Between James Morgan and Othello!

Don’t miss witnessing Championship Wrestling From Hollywood history at our next TV taping on Sunday May 10th at the Oceanview Pavilion in Pt. Hueneme, CA! After laying out another challenge to “Main Event” James Morgan, Othello and Morgan will meet in a steel cage match where for the first time in our company’s history, fans are encouraged to bring objects they’d like to see used as weapons in the match! Stu Stone promises this will be the end of this war between James Morgan and former Stone Family member Othello, don’t miss it! Admission is FREE! More info here.


Kevin Martenson Defeats Scorpio Sky For Television Title


Hollywood Heritage Champion YUMA and one half of the Hollywood Heritage Tag Team Champions Joey Ryan of Vermin kicked off this week’s episode of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood with an interview with Grant Baciocco and revealed that the contract for the night’s main event CWFH TV Title match against champion Scorpio Sky didn’t specify which member of Vermin would get the title shot! Since Kevin Martenson was the lone member of Vermin to not currently have a title, YUMA decided he would get the shot for the TV title in the main event!

In a battle between arguably two of the most gifted athletes in all of professional wrestling, Scorpio and Martenson battled back and forth in a main event that will be talked about for months. Without Christian Cole in his corner, Scorpio had to deal with Vermin alone and was almost put away by a brain buster after fending off interference from the Hollywood Heritage Champion YUMA. After showing the heart of champion to fight through it, Martenson used the help of the middle rope to score a three count and capture the CWFH Television Title.

With Vermin now controlling all the titles, what’s next for Championship Wrestling From Hollywood?!

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CWFH: Nationwide on Youtoo America Saturday Nights!


Hollywood, CA – United Wrestling Network (United) is pleased to announce its flagship broadcast Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (CWFH) has entered into a distribution agreement with Youtoo America! The weekly television broadcast will begin its run on the channel Saturday, April 4th at 12:00am EST/9:00pm PST. Youtoo America is available on all Time Warner and select Comcast cable systems.

“Our new relationship with Youtoo America is going to allow 26.7 million television households access to our programming. Over the last 5 years (and 200+ hours of original shows) we’ve proven that traditional pro wrestling television still works. We’ve been able to tell epic stories involving Colt Cabana and Adam Pearce. As well as develop and introduce powerhouse talents like Scorpio Sky, Hobo, Shaun Ricker, Willie Mack, Joey Ryan, RockNES Monsters and scores more to a savvy fan base! I encourage all fans of pro wrestling to seek out Youtoo America, because if you’re not following our product, then you’re missing an exciting, fun pro wrestling hour’” said CWFH Executive Producer David Marquez.

A complete listing of cable systems carrying Youtoo America will be posted on soon. If you do not get Youtoo America in your area, you can subscribe to for the same weekly CWFH episodes. CWFH will still air on KDOC-TV 56 in Los Angeles and KYES-TV 5 in Anchorage, AK.

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For more information please contact:
Jonathan King
Media Director, United Wrestling Network