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Friday, May 24, 2019

Bey Tops Luchasaurus...Kross NEXT


The “Ultimate Finesser” Chris Bey was ready for his rematch last night in the place referred to as “Bey’s House” at Rajah Presents: “We Are One” and picked up an impressive win over Luchasaurus at the FSW Arena. Las Vegas is Bey’s adopted home and even though their first bout was here the building makes a difference. Bey used the “Home court advantage” to get his hand raised and even the series  1-1. It was also announced that Rajah was doing another show on June 29th and that would be as good a time as any for the third installment of this sneaky good rivalry.
Luchasaurus shook Bey’s hand in sportsmanship after the defeat and now we must demand a “Rubber Match.” Both these guys would welcome another one and if it was for the FSW Title would be a bonus. That, of course, means Bey gets past former FSW Champion Killer Kross on June 23rd at the FSW 10th Anniversary with the belt. Booking the Green Monster is a perfect prep for him with the similarity in size but he brings the added aerial game. With the victory, the Champion looks ready to fight The Tollman at Sam’s Town Live today. Now that Bey has the rematch over, with a win under his belt he can fully devote to preparing for Sunday, June 23rd and the self-professed “biggest match of my career.”  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bad Dude Tito and Che Cabrera Return to FSW June 1st...

The FSW Tag Team Division is getting stronger as Future Stars of Wrestling confirmed that Bad Dude Tito and Che Cabrera will return to Las Vegas on June 1st at the FSW Arena. No word on their opponent at press time. They’ve been one of the top teams in Southern California and faced former FSW Tag Team Champions the Bag Boyz (Chris Bey & Suede Thompson) in the Fight Capital last year. With the announcement days ago that the Soul Burners (Tomaste & Ryan Taylor) were returning and now with these two, One Percent’s (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) schedule just got a whole lot busier. Both are very dangerous opponents for Isaacs and Nelson who have been totally dominant in Southern Nevada since their formation last summer.
Che and Tito are tough nasty guys looking to hurt someone and the game plan works because they’ve won Championships nearly everywhere they’ve been. They’ll have their sights set on the FSW Belts and will stop at nothing to get them. Their snug, physical style is tough enough to prepare for much less endure over the course of a match, and are experts at cutting the ring off with brutal double teams and grinding opponents to bits with surgical efficiency. It’s great to see the Tag Division get a small remodel bringing new opposition for the Champions, and Saturday night may provide a clearer picture of who 1% will face at the FSW 10th Anniversary.

Douglas James Returns to the Ring Facing a "June Gauntlet"...

Limitless Tournament Champion “Relentless” Douglas James returns to Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) on Saturday, June 1st at the FSW Arena. BELL TIME 7PM. James defeated Lucas Riley on
Photo: FSW
night One of the tourney, Eli Everfly and No Limits Champion Damian Drake was put to sleep in the final elimination on night Two to win the trophy. It was a grueling tournament and after some rest, he returns to the ring facing a brutal gauntlet of opposition in June. He even makes his AAA debut to close out May on the 31st.
On June 9th DJ makes his DOA Wrestling debut in Portland, Oregon against the "Baddest Mother F***er in Pro Wrestling" Schaff. The Star from Pennsylvania has found a second home in the Northwest and is as athletic as he is powerful. It's for Shaff's DOA Championship in the place he's dominated since his arrival. While it's certainly a tough out James is no stranger to big opponents and takes on the “GODDAMN MAN” Tyler Bateman the following week in Imperial Beach, California at Ground Zero: Encore on June 15th.  The night before he faces Major League Wrestling’s (MLW) Brian Pillman Jr. with PCW ULTRA. This is in preparation for his match at the FSW 10th Anniversary at Sam’s Town Live against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins.
After James won the Limitless Tournament Perkins stunned the FSW crowd when he came out to congratulate his future opponent. Perkins makes his return to the Independent scene the week before against Adam “Brooksy” Brooks at ULTRA, so he will have some time to shake off the rust before the Sunday night show in the Fight Capital. I reached out to Douglas and asked about this “June Gauntlet” and his response was fitting for a guy who faces top opposition regularly, “I didn't even realize that, but these are the kind of matches that I want to have,” he continued, “I want to wrestle the best guys from all over. These are all huge matchups for me, for multiple reasons. I'm ready to put up or shut up, and of course, be Relentless.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Presents "We Are One"

Photo: Presents “We Are One” on May 23rd at the FSW Arena 6035 Harrison Dr. as there will be a NEXUS (Justin Gabriel/PJ Black & Michael Tarver) reunion and multiple Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) Champions in action. BELL TIME 7:30. This Thursday night FSW Heavyweight King Chris Bey, No Limits Champ Damian Drake, and the Tag Champs One Percent (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) are scheduled to compete in Rajah’s first Live event to kick-off All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) big weekend in Las Vegas.
Bey gets his long-awaited rematch with Luchasaurus who was recently added to the AEW Casino Battle Royal Saturday and got the win in their first match on IMPACTWrestling in February. It was a contest that was the talk of the weekend and immediately had fans clamoring to see it again and made it happen. “The Ultimate Finesser” has no problem competing with a larger opponent and does a great job utilizing his speed advantage. He gets to spots first and confuses opponents with his ability to work through transitions at a break-neck pace. Luchasaurus is incredibly athletic which gave Bey problems Valentine’s
weekend after facing more stationary big men like Shogun Jones and Major League Wrestling’s (MLW) Hammerstone prior. The Virginia native will want to attack quickly but will need to find an answer this time for his opponent’s athleticism or we will end up with the same result.
Damian Drake faces his former tag partner Mikey O’Shea in what is a decided home-court advantage. As the team Fight and Flight Drake and O’Shea feuded with the Bonus Boyz (Clutch & Sugar Brown) and won tag Gold with West Coast Wrestling Connection (WCWC) in Oregon. The 330 pounder fighting out of California wants to control the center of the ring and use his size advantage. However this isn’t the same “New Age Daredevil” O’ Shea has seen as he’s bigger, stronger, and much improved since his younger days. Regardless this is a big challenge in more ways than one as the No Limits Champion Drake hasn't faced larger opponents recently. Drake is a tough kid (ask Hammerstone) and doesn’t shy away from a fight, but he wants to avoid that at all costs because his opponent is not the guy to slug it out with. Drake needs to maintain distance and utilizes a patient, precise aerial attack to keep O’ Shea moving. He can’t allow his former partner to get his feet set and gain ring control. Another good one.
Since it was announced the reunion of Nexus has been all the rage as Justin Gabriel (PJ Black) and Michael Tarver reunite to face the best Tag Team in Las Vegas the One Percent. Nexus was a WWE faction in 2010 that debuted with 8 wrestlers from the original NXT show. Wade Barrett led the group in an attack on John Cena, CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Jerry Lawlor and Matt Striker and continued to attack Superstars on RAW and eventually Smackdown. They sported matching Black and Yellow armbands and were all seeking full-time employment by the WWE. While Nexus has been lampooned as a failure by some pundits has an alumni list strikingly impressive with Wade Barrett, CM Punk, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt (Husky Harris), Jennifer Hudson’s ex-husband and Heath Slater all can claim to be former members. Gabriel/Black was 3X WWE Tag Champion with Heath Slater as Nexus and The Corre and has had a terrific career since leaving WWE. He’s competed all over the world winning several Titles along the way including Lucha Underground King of Trios and TNA’s King of the Mountain. Tarver continues to compete in Florida and recently with Ring Warriors and CHIKARA.
Isaacs and Nelson have been dominant as FSW Tag Team Champions and throughout the Wild West with wins over AEW’s SoCal Uncensored (SCU) (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian), The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Dezmond Xavier), Reno Scum (Luster the Legend & Adam Thornstowe), and The Bonus Boyz (Clutch & Sugar Brown) this year alone. Despite the fact Nexus hasn’t teamed in years both guys are very tough and will present One Percent with a great challenge. Black is just a tough nasty dude who can do anything in the ring and Tarver is very powerful. One Percent will want to take advantage of certain rust with their opponents and should be able to get away with the win.

Also scheduled Thursday night:
Jack Jameson w/ Disco Inferno vs Scarlett Bourdeaux
Heather Monroe vs KC Spinelli


Friday, May 17, 2019

Soul Burners Return to FSW against Bonus Boyz...

Photo: @CWFHollywood

One of So Cal’s top teams The Soul Burners (Ryan Taylor & Tomaste) return to Las Vegas and Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) on Saturday, June 1st at the FSW Arena against Two-Time FSW Tag Champs The Bonus Boyz (Clutch & Sugar Brown). Ryan Taylor and Tomaste were poised for Tag Team Gold throughout the Wild West when a shoulder injury to Tomaste ended their 2018 campaign. They returned to action with Championship Wrestling from Hollywood this past February against one of the Top Teams from the Mid-Atlantic region The Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy) and got an impressive victory while also taking down FSW’s Shaggy McLovin (Sketch) and Adriel Noctis more recently. Ryan Taylor is easily one of the five best pure grapplers out west and is a decorated Champion with the Empire Wrestling Federation (EWF) and CWFH. He’s competed with FSW in singles action too, but he seems to have found something special with his Soul Burner partner Tomaste. They connected immediately and saw success from the outset while taking on the Wild West’s top teams like Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe & Luster the Legend), Agents of Chaos (R3 & Evan Daniels), The Rancheros (Raul & Rogelio), and the Four-Time UWN Tag Champions RockNES Monsters 
(Yuma & BHK).
Photo: @SugarBrownKAYO
The Soul Burners re-enter the FSW Tag Team fray at a good time. Champions One Percent (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) have virtually cleaned out the division and a win by Taylor and Tomaste against RMB could put them smack dab into a Title shot. They’re a difficult team to prepare for and it could be easy to underestimate them with their Chants and Mantras, but both Burners compete. Tomaste surprises you with his wiry frame and utilizes it to maintain offensive control, while his aerial game is top-notch and rarely takes unnecessary risks. Their double teams are improving and they do a nice job of cutting off the ring which has much to do with Taylor who’s ring control is on another level. It’s critical they don’t give the Boyz any space to operate because these two hit like thunder and it’ll take more than meditation to survive.
Will the Soul Burners be the shot in the arm this tag division needs? One Percent’s domination sent the Bag Boyz (Chris Bey & Suede Thompson) to pair-up in California and Whirlwind Gentleman’s Remy Marcel has returned in Singles. The Reno Scum made an appearance at MECCA and won Gold again in California but it’s uncertain whether they’re returning to Vegas with regularity. Either way, this is a great match that could have major implications within the division.