Championship Wrestling from Hollywood

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Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood logo.png
CWFH logo since 2014
GenreProfessional wrestling
Created byDavid Marquez
Presented byTodd Keneley
Jeff Resnick
StarringCWFH roster
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes537 (as of September 11, 2021)
Production
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production companyDavid Marquez Productions
DistributorDavid Marquez Productions
Release
Original networkFirst-run syndication
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Original releaseSeptember 17, 2010 (2010-09-17)
Chronology
Related showsChampionship Wrestling From Arizona

Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (CWFH) is an American professional wrestling promotion and television program that airs on KDOC-TV Los Angeles and carried in first-run syndication in the United States.[1] The television series premiered on September 17, 2010.[2] The promotion's president and on-camera interviewer is David Marquez.[3]

CWFH serves as the flagship promotion of the United Wrestling Network (UWN). Until 2012, the promotion and show was known as NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (NWA Hollywood) and was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance.

History[edit]

NWA Hollywood was originally produced with Big Vision Entertainment and taped at Columbia Square Studios in Hollywood.[4] After launching on KDOC-TV, the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana[5] became the promotion's home venue.[4] On 12 May 2012, NWA Hollywood ran its first non-TV event in its history, with Scorpio Sky vs. Nick Madrid as it main event.[6]

NWA Hollywood was originally booked by Adam Pearce; he was replaced by Joey Ryan in January 2011.[7] On August 4, 2011, Ryan was relieved of his duties.[8]

On September 9, 2012, David Marquez announced that the promotion had left the NWA.[9]

On August 13, 2013, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood moved to the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California, with tapings held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. That same day, Matt Striker joined the announce team and The Grappler made his initial on-camera debut as a manager. On October 22, 2013, CWFH and nine other wrestling promotions created a new governing body known as the United Wrestling Network (UWN).[10]

In 2017, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood would briefly re-establish a partnership with the NWA, now under the ownership of William Patrick Corgan (also known as Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins), wherein Nick Aldis feuded with Tim Storm for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.[11][12]

In September 2020, Aron Haddad was made the promotion's booker.[13] On October 3, 2020, Marquez stepped down as executive producer, naming Nick Bonnano as the new EP.[14]

Due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causing the cancellation of several UWN television tapings, the show would briefly go on hiatus after its September 11, 2021 episode.[15][16] The show would return with its October 23 episode as it, along with other Championship Wrestling programs, would later feature footage from the November 20th UWN Primetime Live event, and "best of" clip shows.[17][18]

On February 17, 2022, the United Wrestling Network announced in a press release that they will be merging CWFH with the Arizona and Atlanta Championship Wrestling promotions into a singular entity under the Championship Wrestling presented by CarShield branding. The first taping for the new show will take place at the Irvine Improv in Irvine, California on March 22.[19][20]

Championships[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Championship Current Champion(s) Previous Date Won Days Location
UWN Heritage Championship Zicky Dice Jordan Cruz May 17, 2022 82+ Irvine, CA
UWN Television Championship Papo Esco Levi Shapiro November 20, 2021 260+ Commerce, CA
UWN Tag Team Championship Beef Candy
(Richie Slade and Flex McCallion)
The Midnight Heat
(Eddie Pearl and Ricky Gibson)
April 21, 2022 108+ Irvine, CA

Defunct championships[edit]

Championship Last champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship Drew Gulak and Timothy Thatcher 1 June 29, 2015 160 Port Hueneme, CA Deactivated when Gulak and Thatcher were awarded the UWN Tag Team Championship.

Other accomplishments[edit]

Accomplishment[21] Latest winner Date won
Red Carpet Rumble Jordan Clearwater November 20, 2021
Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup Dicky Mayer February 13, 2017
Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup Suede Thompson February 11, 2018
Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup Bateman February 25, 2019
Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup Ray Rosas March 23, 2020

Roster[edit]

The wrestlers featured on Championship Wrestling From Hollywood, consisting mainly of independent freelancers, take part in scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match. Active wrestlers and on-screen talent appear on Championship Wrestling From Hollywood and at live events. Personnel is organized below by their role in Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. Their ring name is on the left, and their real name is on the right.

Male wrestlers

Ring name Real name Stable Notes
Action Braxton Braxton J. George FAME
Adrian Quest Adrian Uribe
Adriel Noctis Tyler Webb Wasted Youth
Andy Brown Andrew Minafee
Anthony Idol Unknown The Price Check Ranch
Clark Connors Connor Deutsch Signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Dan Joseph Dan Siejak
Danny Limelight Daniel Rivera The Bodega UWN Tag Team Champion
Darwin Finch James Thomas The Friendship Farm
Devin Sparks Unknown The Hogsmen
Dom Kubrick Unknown
Eddie Pearl Eddie Pearl The Midnight Heat
EJ Sparks Erik Johnson
FrescoMatic Unknown FAME
Flex McCallion[22] David McCallion Beef Candy
Gentleman Jervis[23] Kevin Condron The Friendship Farm
Honest John Unknown The Price Check Ranch
Jack Banning Unknown
Jack Cartwright Jack Cartwright
Jesse James Unknown
Jody Sutton Unknown
Jordan Clearwater Unknown
Jordan Cruz Parker Lopez CWFH Heritage Heavyweight Champion
Keita Keita Murray
Kevin Martenson Kevin Martenson
Levi Shapiro Nick Robinson The Price Check Ranch UWN Television Champion
Miguel Unknown
Mike Camden Unknown The Hogsmen
Papo Esco Raul Barron[24] The Bodega UWN Tag Team Champion
Pirancanrana Unknown
Ray Rosas Ray Rosas CWFA Arizona State Champion
Richie Slade Richard Torkan Beef Candy
Ricky Gibson Unknown The Midnight Heat
Robert Baines[25] Brandon Taylor
Robin Shaw Matthew Shaw
Sketch Evan Goodfield Wasted Youth
Slice Boogie Milton Troche The Bodega
Snypes Unknown
Watson Unknown FAME
Watts Eric Watts
Will Allday William Allday

Female wrestlers

Ring name Real name Stable Notes
Cece Chanel Unknown
Heather Monroe Heather Horstmann
Mylo Matters Jenna Charneco
Ruby Raze Gina Hernandez
Sandra Moone Unknown
Viva Van Victorya Tran The Boddy Shop
Vipress Unknown

Other on-air talent

Ring name Real name Notes
Guy Tweakacetti Unknown Manager of The Midnight Heat
Howdy Price Bobby Ramos Manager of The Price Check Ranch
Jamie Iovine James Iovine Acting Matchmaker of CWFH
Halston Boddy Bob Koenig Manager of The Boddy Shop

Broadcast team

Ring name Real name Notes
Todd Keneley Todd Keneley Lead Commentator
James “Bimbo Jimbo” Kincaid James Kincaid Commentator
Blake "Bulletproof" Troop Blake Troop Combat Sports Analyst & Color Commentator
Jack Farmer Jack Farmer Interviewer
Jon Roberts Jon Roberts Interviewer
Adnan Kureishy Adnan Kureishy Ring Announcer

Referees

Name Notes
Nick Bonanno Senior Official
Allison Leah Official
Andrew Edmondston Official
Chad Rico Official
Scott Johnson Official

Backstage personnel

Ring name Real name Notes
Dave Marquez David Marquez Executive Producer
Nikko Marquez Nickolas Marquez Matchmaker / Manager for The Office
Noel Marquez Noel Marquez Spanish Announcer
Miguel Martinez Mike Reign Spanish Announcer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood Coming This Fall http://www.kdoctv.net/
  2. ^ ""NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood on KDOC" Los Angeles, CA (July 12, 2010) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "David Marquez". IMDb.
  4. ^ a b ABOUT - United Wrestling Network
  5. ^ http://www.galaxytheatre.com/cgi-bin/calendar.pl?view=Event&event_id=1790[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "KDOC-TV Los Angeles & Menchie's Frozen Yogurt present: NWA Hollywood LIVE! – First Ever Non-Televised Event! Saturday, May 12th". Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Various News: NWA Hollywood Update, Big Indy Show In New York, WXW-CZW Update, More (January 13, 2011) http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/170027/Various-News:-NWA-Hollywood-Update,-Big-Indy-Show-In-New-York,-WXW-CZW-Update,-More-.htm
  8. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-08-06). "Joey Ryan done with NWA Hollywood". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  9. ^ Johnson, Mike (2012-09-09). "NWA loses major member". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  10. ^ "TEN INDEPENDENT PROMOTIONS FORM 'UNITED WRESTLING NETWORK' WITH EYES ON TV, TRAVELING CHAMPION AND MORE, FULL DETAILS - PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com.
  11. ^ "CWFH « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  12. ^ Keller, Wade (November 12, 2017). "NWA World Hvt. Title Results: Results (w/Keller's Analysis): Tim Storm defends NWA World Hvt. Title against Nick Aldis in Hollywood, Calif". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  13. ^ Johnson, Mike (September 8, 2020). "FORMER WWE STAR STEPS IN AS NEW CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD BOOKER & MORE CWH NOTES". PWInsider.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "411Mania".
  15. ^ CWFH Episode 537 - Explosion Of The Friendship Farm « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database.html
  16. ^ Events « Championship Wrestling From Hollywood « Promotions Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database
  17. ^ "The United Wrestling Network’s PrimeTime Live & Championship Wrestling from Hollywood returns to the Commerce Casino on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, featuring the 30-person Red Carpet Rumble!"; Championship Wrestling from Hollywood; archive date: February 23, 2022]
  18. ^ CWFH - Full Episodes - YouTube; archive date: February 23, 2022
  19. ^ United Wrestling Network on LinkedIn:FOR RELEASE: February 17, 2022 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐖𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐍𝐆 𝐍𝐄𝐓𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊 𝐓𝐎 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐈𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐋𝐋-𝐍𝐄𝐖 “𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏 𝐖𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐘 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐄𝐋𝐃” 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐒𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆, access date February 19, 2022
  20. ^ "UWN Announces Formation Of Consolidated 'Championship Wrestling Presented By CarShield' Promotion". Fightful. February 17, 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  21. ^ "Championship Wrestling From Hollywood". Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.
  22. ^ "Flex McCallion". Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  23. ^ "Jervis Cottonbelly". Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  24. ^ "San Jose Wrestling School Owner Produces Lucha Libre PPE to Save His Business". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  25. ^ "Hobo". Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-05-15.

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