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CWFAZ: Silver Spotlight Tournament on May 5

Ryan Morals has made a lot of promises over the last several months. He has kept two of them for sure. The first was usurping Peter Avalon as the Head Matchmaker for Championship Wrestling From Arizona. The second promise Morals has made good on is taking his show on the road. On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the newly renamed Ryan J Morals Championship Wrestling Hour for Good Boyswill hold its first ever Silver Spotlight Tournament at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA. The Silver Spotlight winner will be granted a title shot at any time that he chooses on a future episode of program. With stakes that high, this surely will be a can’t-miss event. Make sure to be at the Oceanview Pavilion on May 5th as the Ryan J Morals Championship Wrestling Hour for Good Boyspresents the Silver Spotlight Tournament! Special 5pm belltime.

Also on the event:

Arizona State Championship

Watts vs. Gino Rivera (c)


Gino Rivera: CWFAZ’s First Champion

By J. Tyler

Gino Rivera

Championship Wrestling from Arizona has a new Arizona State Champion…and he told you so. The “Puerto Rican Pitbull” Gino Rivera defeated Manny Lemons in the final match of the Arizona Championship Tournament to take home the gold. This is the first title won by the Brooklyn native, but far from his first accomplishment in pro wrestling.

Debuting in 2009, Gino’s resume already boasts many individual accomplishments, including winning the 2014 UEW West Coast Cruiser Cup, as well as being part of the Los Primos Rivera tag team with his cousin Danny “LimeLight” Rivera. He continues to apply his craft to many promotions in California, New Mexico and Arizona.

Gino and Danny Rivera – Los Primos Rivera

With the Arizona title now around his waist, Gino is very confident about his future as champion.

“Winning the AZ championship means so much to me. All the hard work, all the negative people who told me, ‘You’re too small… You’ll never leave this town… You’ll be wanted, on drugs, broke, poor, in the streets begging for change, dead or in jail before your turn 21.’ [The win] made me feel so special. I showed them all.”

Rivera jaw-jacks with the packed crowd at the Nile Theater. (Photo by Jeramie McPeek)

What’s next for Arizona’s first Champion? “Where do I go from here? I’m already at the top! I’m gonna be here forever! I’m the king of the mountain and I’ll push off anyone who decides they wanna climb up. I always say that I’m the first, the last, and ONLY Arizona state champion. I mean what I say and I say what I mean.”

The brash champion does have his work cut out for him as the list of contenders for the Arizona State Championship is rich with solid challengers. It will be interesting to see how Rivera can adapt. Gino Rivera is never at a loss for words, especially when it comes to being the first CWFAZ Arizona State Champion. Just ask him… he’ll tell you so.


This Week in the United Wrestling Network

What events are happening this week across the United Wrestling Network? Take a look!

January 17 IPW:UK “Magnificent Zeven” at Unit Nine. 7:30pm Belltime

History will be made as the WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne takes on the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay. Also featured on this event is the Z-Force Championship bout as well as The Collective vs. Jimmy Havoc and Sid Scala.

January 19 Rocky Mountain Pro live at the Mercury Event Center. 9pm Belltime.

The last stop before “New Years Revolution,” this event will feature Ring of Honor’s Tough Guy Inc as well as all of your favorites from Rocky Mountain Pro!

January 20 Rocky Mountain Pro “New Years Revolution” at “The Quarry” at Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds. 6pm Belltime.

Every title in Rocky Mountain Pro will be on the line, plus Tough Guy Inc and more!

January 20 Championship Wrestling From Arizona Televison Event at the Nile Theater. 2pm Belltime.

The Arizona State Champion Gino Rivera struts into Mesa to say he “told you so.” This event will also feature the debut of Karl Fredericks and the return of Arizona favorite, Suede Thompson.


With new events to come every week, keep your eyes peeled for more from the United Wrestling Network.