For this week’s episode of #ThePush, we returned to the Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ, home of Championship Wrestling from Arizona, to sit down with the three-time Arizona State Champion, “Phoenix’ favorite son” EJ Sparks!
Hollywood, CA (August 10, 2020) – United Wrestling Network (UWN), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Thunder Studios today announced that they will partner to launch an all-new, live weekly professional wrestling pay-per-view series on national cable / satellite television and streaming on FITE. “United Wrestling Network’s Primetime LIVE” is set to be 90-minutes of hard-hitting, can’t miss action, premiering Tuesday Sept. 15 at 9P EST and will originate LIVE from Thunder’s Long Beach Studios. This unprecedented new series will be a grand showcase of acclaimed talent and competitors from all regions and different promotions across the globe in their quest to settle real-life feuds and attain championship glory – with an emphasis on the NWA and UWN Championships. Each week on UWN: Primetime LIVE anything can happen, in the ring and behind-the-scenes.
“I’m pleased that we are finally able to announce some good news, and in partnering with United Wrestling Network we’ll be able to get back to work with what promises to be top-tier matchups, and soon. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and our goal in re-establishing in-ring NWA action was to make sure that our talent would be protected working within the now established safety protocols, as well as delivering consistent, high quality content like our vaunted shows NWA POWERRR, and ‘Ten Pounds of Gold’. But this will be more than just a weekly, live PPV broadcast, as we plan on shooting additional content for the NWA YouTube channel and our Patreon subscribers. My goal here is simple: to provide the best contests possible with the greatest talent available, carrying on the great legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance as an independent governing body. And in that we hope to feature at least one championship match on every live broadcast.” states NWA Owner, William Patrick Corgan.
“To me, ‘UWN: Primetime LIVE’ is a pro wrestling fan’s dream come true. I’ve always wanted to produce a joint program that would feature the baddest and best pro wrestlers from different promotions on the same broadcast. This fan first way of thinking should allow us to present match-ups that you might not normally ever see on weekly television. There may be a time when you see someone from Championship Wrestling from Hollywood go against someone from Chicago’s Freelance Wrestling, or even fighters out of the NJPW LA Dojo versus West Coast Pro Wrestling. A major goal we have is to take newer up-and-coming athletes and present them in a way that hasn’t been done on a nationally televised show before. With this incredible new platform and opportunity to let the greatest talent shine on a worldwide stage, we are poised to create new superstars! Factor in the NWA Champions and the stars of NWA POWERRR and beyond, all converging for some of the most exciting programming possible. In my 30 years in both television production and promoting wrestling, this project will be the biggest of my career.” said UWN: Primetime LIVE Executive Producer David Marquez.
The health and safety of our athletes, cast, staff and crew are extremely important to us and we’ll be following Thunder Studio’s COVID-19 protocol. Every member of this production will undergo testing, temperature checks and all other local and national medical requirements. UWN: Primetime LIVE will utilize Thunder’s Zoning System identifying parts of the studio where we are authorized to enter. We will also have an onsite physician to supervise all testing. To learn more about Thunder Studio’s COVID-19 protocols please visit http://www.thunderstudios.com/news/thunder-studios-covid-19-safe-ready-open- .
This broadcast will be available in Spanish. In the coming weeks we will have more information available including the matchmaking and the levels and methods to purchasing this new series. For more information on the National Wrestling Alliance please visit NationalWrestlingAlliance.com and follow them @NWA. United Wrestling Network information can be found at UnitedWrestlingTV.com and @unitedWrestling or @CWFHollywood.
ABOUT THUNDER STUDIOS
Thunder Studios is a fully integrated emerging media company operating from its 150,000 square foot Long Beach California media campus that produces content in all its all forms and provides broad production services to the entertainment, gaming and live event industries across the USA and Northern Mexico. Thunder is passionately pursuing opportunities at the intersection of the three categories in which millennial consumers spend 75% of their time on mobile devices; Gaming, Social Media and Entertainment. Our operating divisions consist of Thunder Studios, Thunder Studios Broadcasting, Thunder Gaming and Thunder technology. Thunder Studios and Thunder Studios Broadcasting consists of our Industry Services businesses and includes our stage, equipment and production supply rental businesses, our catering company, our 3rd party production company and our Broadcasting business. Our production facilities include 10 main stages, an esports arena, live broadcast news stage, 2 live streaming studios and production offices. Our fleet of mobile broadcast trucks operate throughout the USA and Northern Mexico broadcasting diverse live events including Baseball, Soccer, High School football, MMA, esports, concerts and corporate events.
For this week’s #GettingOver feature, in which we thank our talented and dedicated crew, the spotlight turns to Jon Roberts, who has worked in wrestling for the last 15 years.
Five Things to Know About Jon:
👊 Trained as a wrestler and worked as a referee before moving into broadcasting.
📺 Has worked for #UnitedWrestling for 2 years as a backstage interviewer, play-by-play commentator, production coordinator and editor.
🎸 Played trombone in high school and still plays guitar.
🎶 Tour manager for various rock-and-roll bands, having worked with the likes of The Addicts and The Street Dogs.
🧳 Has traveled and worked in over 40 states across the country.
For this week’s walk down the #HeritageHall, we bring you a Hollywood Heritage Championship match between Peter Avalon and Brian Myers on Jan. 17, 2016! When this match took place at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood, Avalon was in the midst of a historic title reign, while Myers was dead set on unseating the champion.
For this week’s #GettingOver feature, in which we thank the talented and dedicated crew behind the scenes, we turn the spotlight on Billy Trask, the director for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and the NWA!
Five Things to Know About Billy:
🤲 He is mixed-handed: “My baseball coach thought I was going to be a huge asset, but I just wanted to go home and watch cartoons instead.”
🤼♂️ Trained to wrestle for several months under Ty Matthews before moving over to production. He trained alongside current #UnitedWrestling Television Champion Dan Joseph and Nigel McGuinness made him tap.
🎥 Started making “terrible movies” when he was 9-years old and worked on his first commercial shoot at 16.
🕹 Is an Isabelle main in #SuperSmashBros Ultimate, followed by Roy and Bowser.
🎹 Plays several instruments, including guitar, bass, piano and clarinet. “I’m easily the worst at clarinet, which is the only instrument I have formal training in.” And he lists his favorite bands as: Queen, the Beatles and the White Stripes.
On this episode of #ThePush, we sit down with the man behind two of the United Wrestling Network’s most memorable characters, former Hollywood Heritage Champion The Hobo and the deranged survivalist we know today as Robert Baines.
You will probably recognize the subject of this week’s #GettingOver feature, in which we thank and spotlight the talented and dedicated team behind #UnitedWrestling.
Nick Bonanno is the lead official for both Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Championship Wrestling from Arizona, but is also the wrestling operations producer for the organization, and host of the United Wrestling Podcast, which streams live TONIGHT at 7 pm, here on Facebook.
🖐 Things to Know About Nick
🥋 Has a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kendo.
🩰 Studied ballet to better his in-ring work.
⚰️ Built the Tomb of Terror! (Watch it TODAY on CWFAZ’s Facebook page)
📦 Constructed an enormous box fort, giant maze and a Rube Goldberg machine for different shoots.
🎞 Has been a writer/producer with #UWN since 2017 and have been writing feature films with David Marquez since 2015.
On this episode of #ThePush, we sit down with Jordan Clearwater, who discusses his evolution from wrestling fan to the United Wrestling Network’s “The Golden Boy,” and gives a hint for what’s next in his Hollywood career.
Join us in conversation as UWN President David Marquez welcomes Jeff Resnick (CWFH) and Joe Galli (CWFH/CWFAZ/NWA) to talk broadcasting for the United Wrestling Network.
This weeks #heritagehall is a classic battle from September 21st 2013 between two former Hollywood Heritage Champions. Ryan Taylor battles Willie Mack. At the time Taylor was doing everything he could to reclaim the Heritage title from Scorpio Sky, while Willie Mack was hot on the trail attempting to claim the United Television Title. *PRESENTED AS ORIGINALLY AIRED SEPTEMBER 21, 2013* Want to watch Championship Wrestling From Hollywood? Find out how at hollywoodwrestling.com, or watch online at fite.tv/channel/cwfh.