A few of my old friends will debut a new concept on pay per view this weekend. The Urban Wrestling Federation will combine elements of hip hop and pro wrestling in hopes of targeting a new audience and shaking up the wrestling landscape.
I rarely write about independent pro wrestling on the blog because quite honestly I don’t follow it nearly as closely as I did. I am proud however of my roots in independent wrestling as an announcer and host on dozens of independent wrestling broadcasts via television, pay per view, and home video. This show has grabbed my interest and with the slow news day, thought I’d take a look at it.
Here is a press release I received on the event.
Sunday, June 26th 2011 at 8pm et / 5pm pt the wrestling world really will change as the Urban Wrestling Federation (UWF) is laying it all out there uncensored on National Pay Per View –FIRST BLOOD. Never before has a wrestling company gone over-the-line all the time… until now! The streets of hip hop meet pro wrestling. The ring is the new block, and the fights go down anywhere, anytime as the UWF is the Grand Theft Auto of Pro Wrestling. It’s a mans game now! The UWF thrives on reality based story-lines that go on everyday in urban communities across the United States, as well as the world. There is no sugar-coating in the Urban Wrestling Federation (besides the hot video vixens).
[adinserter block=”2″]No topic is safe, and people better watch their back because you never know who is coming for your money and turf. The hip hop shot callers converge on New York City for an all out street war, and even end up in the famed Hammerstein Ballroom to settle scores and position their crews as the dominant street gang, all with their eyes on the Urban Wrestling Federation World Title. If a crew controls the World Title, that crews shot caller controls the UWF money. The UWF is not your typical pro wrestling company by any means. We have provided various video teaser reels, but all have been done under the scope of national TV broadcasting standards. Meaning you can’t really get a full feel of the raw, gritty, and realness that will be shown on the Urban Wrestling Federation Pay Per Views and it all starts with “FIRST BLOOD”. This is not what you know as regular wrestling by any means!
We guarantee when Urban Wrestling Federation “FIRST BLOOD” goes off the air Sunday, June 26th –your jaw will be dropped, and everyone will be talking UWF come Monday morning! Tune into Urban Wrestling Federation’s “First Blood” Sunday, June 26th 8pm et / 5pm pt (replayed 11pm et / 8pm pt). First Blood will also play various times throughout the next month –check your local Cable and Satellite Pay Per View provider for exact days and times). First Blood is available on InDemand, TVN Ent, Direct TV, Dish Network on Comcast, Fios, Cox, Time Warner, and many more quality systems.
It is a lot to take in but even if you aren’t a fan of hip hop or rap, the wrestling sounds like it was on the money from reports on the taping. The show features a lot of my old indy buddies and some really great wrestling from guys like Homicide, Eddie Kingston, Amazing Red, the Maximo brothers, Murder-1, and Ruckus. Robbie Mireno, Shawn Credle, and Julius Smokes provide the commentary. The card is below.
[adinserter block=”1″]So check it out if you are looking for something different. The guys behind this really believe in the concept and have had success with other wrestling projects. I don’t know if these guys are going to give any of the big boys a run for their money, but I couldn’t think of a better time than now to try.
-HOMICIDE vs EDDIE KINGSTON (title qualifying match)
-BESTIA VS FACADE (title qualifying match)
-MURDER-1 vs LOWLIFE LOUIE RAMOS
-RUCKUS & GRIM REEFER vs DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (EC NEGRO & KC BLADE) vs GHETTO MAFIA (DOPE & CREED)
Urban Wrestling Federation’s “First Blood” airs Sunday, June 26th 8pm et / 5pm pt (replayed 11pm et / 8pm pt). Check out the Urban Wrestling Federation website for more information.
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