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2018 PP3 Cup Bearer: Suede Thompson

Suede Thompson with the PP3 Cup. (Photo by Devin Chen)

“When I heard that three count, the only thing that went through my mind was, ‘I did it. I finally did it. No more doubts.’” An extremely proud Suede Thompson has been strutting around Sin City with the PP3 Cup in his grasp. Landing a 450 Splash onto PP3 Finalist Royce Isaacs and scoring a pinfall victory has bigger implications for the “One Man Show” than just winning one Main Event match. Coming out on top in the Percival Pringle III Memorial Cup Tournament is a career-making moment for Suede Thompson and one he doesn’t intend on letting slip through his fingers.

Thompson takes flight with a 450 Splash onto Royce Isaacs. (Photo by Devin Chen)

For former PP3 Cup Holders, winning that Tournament has been a launching pad to stardom and, for some, certain gold. In the past, Cup Winners like Ricky Mandel (2014) and YUMA (2015) have elected to use their title opportunity to challenge for and win the Hollywood Heritage Championship. Other Cup Holders like Watts (2016) and Dicky Mayer (2017) have found partners and have gone after the United World Tag Team Championship. 2018 is the first year that the Cup allows the Holder to challenge for any title defended in the United Wrestling Network. That opens up a whole world of possibility for Suede, because if he successfully challenges the right opponent at the right time, he could be on the fast track to title defenses all over the United Wrestling Network and all over the world. With that in mind and United set to crown its first World Champion this year, the “CEO of Suederade” has a lot of options when it comes to his title opportunity. UnitedWrestlingTV.com asked Thompson if he has any United Champions already in mind when the time comes to use Percy’s Privilege.

Nikko Marquez presents the prize to the 2018 PP3 Cup Bearer.

“As far as focusing on one certain title,” says Suede with a contemplative expression, “I’m keeping my options open and will be scouting the very deep talent pool that United has to offer.” Patience is a virtue and one that will hopefully pay off in a big way for the 2018 Cup Bearer. “Top Guy” is no longer just a nickname for Suede Thompson. Fanfare for Suede has been overwhelmingly positive and his victory in the finals of the PP3 Cup Memorial Tournament proves that he is the man to watch in 2018. Everything’s looking up, so turn down for what?!


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Reno Scum Defends the United World Tag Team Championship on Feb 25

After ridding the United Wrestling Network of former World Tag Team Champions Pac 3, Luster the Legend and Adam Thornstowe have declared that they will defend their titles anywhere in the world. With a television broadcast emanating from Shanghai, China on the horizon, the men collectively known as Reno Scum are soon to make their promise a reality. But before their flight for the Far East takes off, they must put those titles on the line one more time at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. But who will step up to challenge the Champs?

CWFH’s Minority Owner Nikko Marquez has been scouting tag teams from across the United Wrestling Network to find a duo that will bring the most exciting fight to television. With touches of “old school” brawling in the repertoire of Reno Scum, Nikko’s task to match that skill set struck an idea in his head to push the matchup forward – or Retro Forward. The team that Nikko has signed for the next World Tag Team Title opportunity is none other than The Office’s own Classic Connection.

Levi Shapiro and Buddy Royal, The Classic Connection.

“Buddy and Levi have been doing a great job representing The Office in their time away from Championship Wrestling From Hollywood,” says a swamped Nikko Marquez. “From what Peter Avalon has told me, Classic Connection has been a pillar of contribution on the Championship Wrestling from Arizona roster. Since synergy is a focus of The Office’s re-org, seeing their attention to making other United promotions function shows me that they are deserving of a title opportunity against Reno Scum.”

The matchmaker has spoken and Classic Connection will challenge the United Wrestling Network World Tag Team Champions Reno Scum on February 25th at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA. Don’t miss it!

Tim Storm Discusses His Future in the NWA

Former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm

Every night since December 9, 2017 has been filled with an internal debate for Tim Storm. That is because on that frigid night at CZW: Cage of Death, NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm became the former Worlds Heavyweight Champion. On the road to his rematch with new Champion Nick Aldis, Tim Storm was forced into putting his shot at the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship on the line against Jocephus. Storm fought Jocephus in a grueling Empty Arena Match at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida and when the dust settled Tim Storm was left laying without his title match to look forward to. So where does that leave the former Worlds Heavyweight Champion?

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Tim Storm returned to United promotion Championship Wrestling From Hollywood to talk publicly about the internal struggle that has kept him up at night. Is it time to hang it up? See the full story here, courtesy of the National Wrestling Alliance:

Check back with UnitedWrestlingTV.com for updates and news on Tim Storm, the NWA, and the United Wrestling Network.

The Aldis Crusade comes to the United Wrestling Network

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis

“This isn’t just my mission,” exclaims NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis, “This is my life.” The holder of the “Ten Pounds of Gold” has been carefully deciding how to make the wrestling world understand that he belongs at the top of the mountain. In doing so, the Champion has created The Aldis Crusade: A series of title defenses over sixty days to prove that his name belongs in the same conversation as past Worlds Heavyweight Champions like Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, and Ric Flair.

The United Wrestling Network is excited to announce that the NWA has chosen United promotions to host four of Aldis’ upcoming title defenses. Beginning on February 11 at the Championship Wrestling From Hollywood Television Event, Aldis will put the “Ten Pounds of Gold” on the line against a premier list of challengers. If still champion, additional scheduled defenses will take place on February 21 at IPW:UK “Parade of Champions,” on March 2 at Xcite Wrestling “6″ and on March 17 at Rocky Mountain Pro. Here is the full story, courtesy of the National Wrestling Alliance:


Be part of The Aldis Crusade live as he makes NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title defenses across the United Wrestling Network. Make sure to check out UnitedWrestlingTV.com for updates on United, the NWA, and more.

This Week in the United Wrestling Network

It’s a busy week for promotions across the United Wrestling Network. Take a look!

January 24 Rockstar Pro “Amped” Television Event at the Rockstar Pro Arena. 7:30pm Belltime.

The weekly Televison Event continues as all the stars of Rockstar Pro step into the ring!

January 26 Rocky Mountain Pro live at the Rackhouse Pub. 10pm Belltime.

Rocky Mountain Pro Champion Curtis Cole and all of your Colorado favorites bring the action to Denver in this 21+ event.

January 27 Canadian Wrestling Elite presents “The Steeltown Special” at the Selkirk Friendship Centre

CWE puts on a spectacular event with a huge line up including: CWE Champion Tyler Colton vs. Thryllin Dylan, Matt Fairlane vs. “Big” Bobby Schink, and La Sombra vs. “The Rabid Dog” Rob Stardom.

January 27 Future Stars of Wrestling “No Escape” at Silverton Casino. 7pm Belltime.

In what could be described as a “can’t-miss event,” FSW No Escape is full of exciting matches unlike anything seen outside Las Vegas. Jody the Wrestler defends the FSW Championship against Hammerstone in a Steel Cage Match. Tomaste defends the No Limits Championship against four other men in an Ultimate X Match. In a special attraction, Alberto El Patron will go toe-to-toe with Moose.

January 28 Championship Wrestling From Hollywood Television Event at the Oceanview Pavilion. 3pm Belltime.

Bad Dude Tito defends the Hollywood Heritage Championship against Jeff Cobb. Bateman takes on Dicky Mayer to see who’s the “Main Man” in Hollywood. The PP3 Memorial Cup Tournament continues and much more!