South Florida facilitates quite a few indie wrestling companies which feature an array of quality talent (up-n-comers, standouts, seasoned vets, legends).
Here are video interviews with El Leon Apollo (CCW, IWA, TNA Impact Wrestling, WWC) and Johnny Knockout (FCW, Full Throttle, Platinum Pro) and Dynamite Didi (CCW, FIP, FOW, ICW, NWA Ring Warriors, Platinum Pro, Shine, WXW, X Wrestling). Also, video interviews with WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and Angel Rose (Brain Buster, FSCW, ICW, Ignite, Platinum Pro, Ronin, Shine), who is Impact Wrestling’s Diamante of LAX.
NOTED: Johnny Knockout also worked a WWE TV match against Braun Stroman, and he wrestled on NXT TV and for Ring of Honor. Rose as Priscilla Zuniga worked a NXT TV match against NXT women’s champ Asuka.
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Click link for Apollo Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgSWWbIzIE4&t=6s
Click link for Johnny Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpAZTYJtSRQ
Click link for Didi Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwfW2-ufLSI&t=2s
Click link for Booker T Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJbhAycmnjc
Click link for Rose Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P61CAc_q8Lw
Upcoming pro wrestling events, shows in South Florida
- Diamond Division Pro
Diamond Division Pro Wrestling, the sister company of Platinum Pro Wrestling, is 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 at the Platinum Pro Arena at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th St. in Fort Lauderdale.
Diamonds Division Championship Match: ARIA BLAKE (Champ) vs. AERIAL MONROE
DYNAMITE DIDI vs. KAMILLA KAINE
ROXY ROUGE vs. LINDSAY SNOW
FEW Championship: LEA NOX (Champ) vs. ALYSSA SKY
Plus a 10-Women Over the Top Rope Battle Royal.
When down to two competitors, it will become pinfall, submission or over the top rope elimination to declare the DDPW STARLIGHT CHAMPION.
Also scheduled to appear: ALEXIS ROSE, RED VELVETT, ANGEL ROSE, MILA NANIKI, DAYLIN DEVINE, AMY ROSE and more.
Doors open for VIP at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission 8 p.m.
VIP $25, General Admission $15.
Tickets available at: https://womensrevolution.ticketbud.com/womensrevolution
- FEW in Clewiston
Fighting Evolution Wrestling is Saturday, May 20 at Clewiston Middle School, 601 W. Pasadena Ave., Clewiston 33440.
FEW Heavyweight Champion Reggie Rhythm, FEW Women’s Champ Lea Nox, FEW Tag Team Champs The Hard Hittas (B. Psi Phi and Soulman Alex G), The Guadalupe Brothers (Stefan and Julio), Snakemaster Abudadein, Showtime JB Cool and more.
- NXT in Fort Pierce
WWE’s NXT is Saturday, May 27 at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 200 Virgina Ave. in Fort Pierce.
There will be a pre-show meet-n-greet around ringside included in the price of admission.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission $10; Gold Circle (Ringside) $20.
- WWE in Sunrise/Fort Lauderdale
WWE is returning to South Florida with a WWE Live show (No TV) as part of its SummerSlam Heatwave Tour on Friday, June 9 at the BB&T Center, home of the NHL The Florida Panthers in Sunrise, near Fort Lauderdale.
See WWE Champion Randy Orton, United States Champion Kevin Owens, SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, AJ Styles; Shinsuke Nakamura, Becky Lynch, Charlotte, Natalya, The New Day, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and more. Talent subject to change.
For suite and premium seating, call 954-835-7828.
- Ronin in Pembroke Pines
Matt Sydal, formerly WWE’s Evan Bourne, returns to South Florida on Saturday, June 10 to challenge Ronin Pro Wrestling Champ Alex Chamberlain at #Ronin15 at the Broward College South Gym, 7200 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines 33024.
Also, Joey Ryan (with a lollipop), Leva Bates (NXT’s Blue Pants), Aaron Epic, Aria Blake, Main Man Malken, and more.
Bell time 7:30 p.m.
#Ronin15 event page:
Ronin Social Media
- Platinum Pro in Fort Lauderdale
Platinum Pro Wrestling is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at the Platinum Pro Arena at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th St. in Fort Lauderdale 33315.
See Martin Stone, Angel Rose (Impact Wrestling’s Diamante of LAX), Tokyo Monster Kahagas, Mr. 450, Brandi Lauren (Impact Wrestling’s Ava Storie), Jason Cade, Lio Rush, Dynamite Didi, Sideshow, Maxx Stardom and more.
VIP tickets $25. Doors open for VIP 6:15 p.m.
General admission tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Doors open for GA at 7 p.m.
- Wrestlers at Florida Supercon
Florida Super Championship Wrestling features trained pro wrestlers who depict comic book, video game, movie, TV and anime type characters for that comic-con audience.
FSCW may return July 27-30 during Florida Supercon at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Keep posted.
WWE Hall of Famers Mick Foley, Jerry The King Lawler, Lita, Ric Flair and Sting will sign autographs and pose for photos, and Michael Kingston, creator of the Headlocked pro wrestling comic book series, will have a booth at Florida Supercon.
Sting will only be there Saturday, July 29.
- Ric Flair at Marlins Park
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will be at Marlins Park on Friday, July 28 when the Miami Marlins host the Cincinnati Reds for Wrestling Night.
Purchase a special event ticket and receive a presigned autographed photo from the Nature Boy.
Limited VIP tickets are available for $100 each and include a meet-n-greet with Flair one hour prior to first pitch. To order your VIP tickets, contact Mariah Monahan at 305-480-1561 or MMonahan@marlins.com.
Groups of 10 or more receive preferred seating. Contact Groups at 305-480-2523 or Groups@marlins.com
- Brain Buster Pro
Brain Buster Pro Wrestling is 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Boys & Girls Club of Belle Glade, 350 SW 10th St. in Belle Glade, west of Palm Beach County.
Monster Tarver, Vandal Ortagun, Jon Davis, Craig Classic, Maxx Stardom, Brandi Lauren (Impact Wrestling’s Ava Storie) and more.
Tickets $10 adults, $5 kids 10 and younger.
- Pro Wrestling On The Web
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