majority of this year’s field compete primarily on the West Coast, but there are several other No Limits grapplers who weren’t in the field and their talent level shows just how deep this division is.
Danny “Limelight” Rivera has won Titles throughout the West Coast and successfully defended his Baja Stars Cruiserweight Title on Night One of the Limitless Tournament in Los Angeles. He's competed in Hollywood and Limelight is ready for a bigger stage and just needs the opportunity against the improved competition. His cousin Gino Rivera has been holding it down from the desert in Arizona as the Arizona State Champion, and out to the Rockies with Rocky Mountain Pro in Colorado. Speaking of Arizona State Champions EJ Sparks was Gino’s main rival in pursuit of the AZ Gold and has defended it against the likes of Brandon Cutler, and new AWF Double Champion WATSON. Sparks has a versatile game and is strong on the mat. He showed a lot of toughness against Cutler in Hollywood kicking out of his finisher 3 Times.
EJ Sparks isn’t the only Arizona product making waves. The AWF’s Parada and Phillip Arthur Classic have traded the AWF Unleashed Title back and forth getting over with the FanNation. C-Lassic gets good heat without having to do anything to incite the crowd and "Babygirl" Parada may be the most over Babyface in Peoria right now. Rocketboy Wilson has an unorthodox style which makes him very dangerous. He’s competed in SoCal winning Titles with FIST Combat and has been in hot pursuit of gold in the AWF.
I certainly expected Las Vegas Star Spyder to be in the Limitless Tourney or at least qualify, but we haven’t seen the Masked Marvel since he lost to current No Limits Champion and “friend” Damian Drake earlier this year. However, Spyder has been busy competing in Arizona, New Orleans w/ Owen Travers, and Florida. FSW’s Shaggy McLovin lost his qualifying match to Ice Williams, but rebounded this weekend in a big way at the Level Up Convention. He won the Versus Pro Wrestling (VPW) Level Up Title winning a Wildcard Battle Royal. Shaggy made his debut as “Sketch” in Championship Wrestling from Hollywood recently and now he has gold as the Skatepark Scumbag keeps improving every time out.