Yesterday Southern California Indie L.A. Lucha announced a relationship with Future Stars of Wrestling. L.A. Lucha has promoted two shows with some of the top talent in the Southwest. Their third show scheduled for January 26th features FSW Women’s Champion Taya Valkyrie.
The No Limits Cage Scramble January 25th at No Escape was already deep with Champion Chief Owen Travers, his arch nemesis Damian Drake, and rookie sensation Ice Williams. Then we found out the matchups for tonight’s final three qualifiers, and it isn’t getting easier for the Champ regardless of who wins. This promotional relationship is already bearing fruit with Lucha’s talent added to the card. Matt Vandagriff, Adrian Quest, Eli Everfly, and Jake Atlas have all been booked with the Southern California Company and pose a great threat to Travers Belt.
Suede Thompson vs Matt Vandagriff – The Santino Bros Academy product Matt Vandagriff comes to FSW with plenty of momentum after a strong showing in FIST COMBAT’S King of SoCal defeating Danny Limelight in the quarters, and collecting a win against RJ Santos at Brody King’s Bah Humbug Event in Bell Gardens, California. Vandagriff is a highflyer, but is also not afraid to mix it up if need be. His opponent Suede Thompson has been in this spot before. Two weeks ago he fought and lost a tough bout to his best friend and Tag partner Chris Bey for the FSW Title, but enters this match as the prohibitive favorite. Suede has been a Champion in Vegas and knows what it takes. He’ll have the FSW Arena on his side, and should do enough to get his hand raised.
Adrian Quest vs The Wiseguy –Adrian Quest is only 23, but has been wrestling for 9 years. It’s obvious in his game there is a wealth of experience with Young Fuego, and he returns to Southern Nevada with his eyes on the No Limits Title. He recently qualified for the Percy Pringle Cup, but The Wiseguy will not be impressed. The 191 pounder from Fresno has cut his teeth as a tag team wrestler finding success throughout the West Coast with multiple partners. The Wise Guy will have to deal with the speed of Quest which surprises his opponents that haven’t faced him often. His transitions are dependable and Adrian can create a lot of confusion for the opposition. When Quest gets on a roll it looks like there’s two of him in the ring, so The Wise Guy can’t let that overwhelm him and remain in the pocket.
Jake Atlas vs Eli Everfly – Whoever wins this match is going to be one of the favorite to win the whole thing. Jake Atlas arrives fresh off a Santino Bros. Wrestling (SBW) Championship win over Brody King, and he’s the current Number One Contender for the Light Heavy Gold at PCW ULTRA. This could be the year for Atlas to make the splash many anticipate for the young star, and the same has been said before about his opponent Eli Everfly. The 25 year old from Los Angeles is an aerial attack artist with a variety of offensive weapons at his disposal, and will not hesitate to go deep into the bag to get the win. First Round losses in the King of SoCal to Royce Isaacs and Ground Zero Championship Tournament to eventual Winner Uptown Andy Brown sandwiched a nice Four Way Scramble win at PCW ULTRA in December. Will Everfly get over the top and get the win, or will the ascent to more Gold in 2019 continue for Atlas?