PCW Ultra
Founded2016
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Founder(s)Josef Samael
Mike Scharnagl
FormerlyPCW Ultra
Pacific Coast Wrestling
Websitewww.pcwultra.com

PCW Ultra is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Los Angeles, California. The company predominantly features several different styles of professional wrestling such as hardcore wrestling, lucha libre, and catch wrestling.[1] PCW Ultra was founded in 2016 by former NWA Heavyweight Champion and current MLW wrestler Josef Samael and Mike Scharnagl under the name Pacific Coast Wrestling.[2]

PCW Ultra's roster consists of wrestlers and figures such as independent freelancers, signed talent, and retired legends.[3]

History

Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW)

PCW Ultra was founded in January 2016 by Joseph Cabibbo (known professionally as Josef Samael) and Mike Scharnagl under the name Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW). In an interview with Sports Illustrated Scharnagl talked about the formation of PCW Ultra, stating that he attended a wrestling show but felt that the show was lacking. Upon discovering the cost to establish a new promotion, he decided to create one right away. He balanced his PCW responsibilities with selling car care products.[1] Samael has over two decades of experience as a wrestler who used the ring name The Sheik as a tribute to Ed Farhat.[1][4] The promotion features several different styles of professional wrestling such as hardcore wrestling, lucha libre, and catch wrestling. Longtime wrestler Kevin Sullivan, known as “The Taskmaster” from his time in WCW, works behind-the-scenes with Josef Samael with the promotion as it continues to grow and expand its reach beyond the west coast.[5]

In an interview with the podcast "Keeping it 100 with Konnan", Samael talks about the influence Sullivan has had on PCW Ultra's booking, and how Sullivan has taught him how to book, promote and format a show.[6] WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts also helped teach Samael. PCW Ultra's events are also featured on FITE TV PPV.[7]

Event history

In 2021 PCW Ultra made their return to wrestling post-pandemic and held its All Systems Go! event from ILWU Memorial Hall in Wilmington, California.[8] The event featured matches from wrestlers like JTG, Steve Madison, Viva Van, The Bloodhunter with Kevin Sullivan, 2 Cold Scorpio, Alex Hammerstone, Alex Kane, Warbeast (Sheik, Fatu) and more. WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons also appeared at the event.[9][10]

In 2020 PCW Ultra only held one event through the year out of the ILWU Memorial Hall in Wilmington, California due to the pandemic.[11] January 10, 2020 PCW ULTRA held its Annual Anniversary 2K20 event featured matches from wrestlers like Chris Masters, Killer Kross, TJ Perkins. Ring of Honor, Sumie Sakai, The Bloodhunter with Kevin Sullivan, Sabu, Jake Atlas, Mil Muertes, Alex Hammerstone, Warbeast (Sheik and Fatu), Outlaws Inc (Eddie Kingston and Homicide) and more.[12][13]

In 2019 PCW Ultra heald several events throughout the year out of the ILWU Memorial Hall in Wilmington, California. Some of these include Into the Void, which featured matches from wrestlers like Alex Hammerstone, Sumie Sakai, Viva Van, Brian Pillman Jr., Jacob Fatu, Eddie Kingston, Jake Atlas, Daga, Sheik, Homicide, Mil Muertes, WWE Hall of Famer Savio Vega, and more.[14][15]

PCW Ultra also held its event No Quarter event on August 9, which featured matches from wrestlers like Mil Muertes, Dan Maff, Daga, Puma King, Matt Sydal, Brian Pillman Jr.,Jake Atlas, TJ Perkins, Sumie Sakai, Tessa Blanchard, Warbeast (Sheik and Fatu), Outlawz Inc. (Eddie Kingston and Homicide), WWE Hall of Famer Kelly Kelly and more.[16][15]

On June 14, 2019, PCW Ultra held its Mind Crawler event which featured matches from wrestlers like, TJ Perkins, Adam Brooks, Jake Atlas, Brian Pillman Jr., Mil Muertes, Sami Callihan, Tessa Blanchard, Jordynne Grace, Trey Miguel, Warbeast (Sheik and Fatu), The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and more.[17][18] On March 29, 2019, PCW Ultra held its annual event Wrestle Summit that included wrestlers from different promotions like All Elite Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, Major League Wrestling, PCW Ultra, Defy Wrestling, and The Wrestling Revolver.[19] the summit featured matches from wrestlers like Trey Miguel, Adam Brooks, Caleb Konley, Kikutaro, Tessa Blanchard, Daga, Taya Valkyrie, John Morrison, Sami Callihan, Brian Cage, Jake Atlas, Wes Lee, Warbeast (Sheik and Fatu), Nash Carter, Mil Muertes, Isaiah Scott and more.[20]

On October 26, 2018, PCW Ultra held its Possessed event from ILWU Memorial Hall in Wilmington, California.[21] The event featured matches from wrestlers like Jake Atlas, Chris Bey, Marko Stunt, Alexander Hammerstone, Daga, Brody King, Puma King, Tessa Blanchard, Priscilla Kelly. Warbeast (Sheik and Fatu), Abyss, Sinn Bodhi,Isaiah Scott, Darby Allin, Pentagon Jr., P. J. Black and more.[22]

Events glossary

Event Date Location Notes
All Systems Go! October 22, 2021 Wilmington, California Notes[10]
Anniversary 2K20 January 10, 2020 Wilmington, California Notes[13]
Wrestle Summit 2 (Day 2) December 1, 2019 Seattle, Washington Notes
Wrestle Summit 2 (Day 1) November 30, 2019 Seattle, Washington Notes[23]
Into the Void October 18, 2019 Wilmington, California Notes[15]
No Quarter August 9, 2019 Wilmington, California Notes[15]
Mind Crawler June 14, 2019 Los Angeles, California Notes[18]
Wrestle Summit March 29, 2019 Los Angeles, California Notes[19]
Anniversary 2K19 January 18, 2019 Wilmington, California Notes[24]
Believe December 7, 2018 Wilmington, California Notes[25]
Possessed October 26, 2018 Wilmington, California Notes[21]
Vision Quest September 7, 2018[26] Wilmington, California Notes[27]
Sound the Alarm July 27, 2018[28] Wilmington, California Notes[29]
Opposites Attack June 8, 2018[30] Wilmington, California Notes[31]
May the 4th May 4, 2018[32] Wilmington, California Notes[33]
Tuff Luck March 16, 2018[34] Wilmington, California Notes[35]
Anniversary 2K18 January 19, 2018[36] Wilmington, California Notes[37]
Refuse to Lose December 1, 2017[38] Wilmington, California Notes[39]
Demonized October 6, 2017[40] Wilmington, California Notes[41]
Young Guns II September 2, 2017[42] Long Beach, California Notes[43]
Second to None July 28, 2017[44] Wilmington, California Notes[45]
Showdown June 2, 2017[46] Los Angeles, California Notes[47]
Young Guns April 22, 2017 Long Beach, California Notes[48]
High Tide March 24, 2017[49] Wilmington, California Notes[50]
Fantasm January 20, 2017[51] Wilmington, California Notes[52]
Clear the Way November 12, 2016[53] Torrance, California Notes[54]
Title Wave August 20, 2016[55] Torrance, California Notes[56]
Relentless June 4, 2016[57] Torrance, California Notes[58]
The Shining March 26, 2016[59] Torrance, California Notes[60]
Release the Kraken January 9, 2016[61] Torrance, California Notes[62]

Championships

Championship Current Champion(s) Date won Location Notes
Ultra Heavyweight Championship Alex Hammerstone January 10, 2020 Wilmington, California Defeated Mil Muertes at Anniversary 2K20
Ultra Light Championship Jai Vidal October 22, 2021 Wilmington, California Defeated Matt Vandigriff, CLAS, and Lucas Riley at All Systems Go!
Ultra Tag Team Championship Sheik and Fatu January 20, 2017 Wilmington, California Defeated Dom Vitalli and MVP at Fantasm
Ultra Women Championship Viva Van October 22, 2021 Wilmington, California Defeated Ruby Raze at All Systems Go!

Roster

PCW Ultra's roster consists of wrestlers and figures such as independent freelancers, signed talent, and retired legends.

Fighting Athletes & Managers

Name Debut Notes Name Debut Notes Name Debut Notes Name Debut Notes
A. C. H. December 7, 2018 Notes[25] JTG October 22, 2021 Notes[9] Matt Sydal August 9, 2019 Notes[15] Sinn Bodhi October 26, 2018 Notes[21]
Adam Brooks March 29, 2019 Notes[19] Joe Graves January 9, 2016 Notes[61] Mecha Wolf August 20, 2016 Notes[55] Steve Madison October 22, 2021 Notes[9]
Allie Katch Oct 29th 2021 Notes[63] Luchasaurus March 27, 2020 Notes[64] Mil Muertes March 29, 2019 Notes[19] Sumie Sakai August 9, 2019 Notes[15]
Artemis Spencer March 29, 2019 Notes[19] Super Panda March 27, 2020 Notes[64] The Natural Classics October 18, 2019 Notes[15] Swoggle March 16, 2018 Notes[34]
Bestia 666 July 28, 2017 Notes[44] Juicy Finau October 22, 2021 Notes[9] 1 Called Manders October 22, 2021 Notes[9] TJ Perkins January 9, 2016 Notes[61]
The Blood Hunter January 10, 2020 Notes[11] Kikutaro June 2, 2017 Notes[46] The Oracle November 12, 2016 Notes[53] Taya Valkyrie December 7, 2018 Notes[25]
Brian Cage August 20, 2016 Notes[55] Karrion Kross January 10, 2020 Notes[11] Puma King September 7, 2018 Notes[26] Tessa Blanchard May 4, 2018 Notes[32]
Brian Pillman Jr June 14, 2019 Notes[18] Slice Boogie August 9, 2019 Notes[15] Reno Scum June 4, 2016 Notes[57] Timothy Thatcher January 9, 2016 Notes[61]
Chris Masters January 10, 2020 Notes[11] Danny Limelight June 4, 2016 Notes[57] Rey Horus September 7, 2018 Notes[26] 2 Cold Scorpio October 22, 2021 Notes[9]
Daga June 10, 2017 Notes[40] Lil Cholo December 7, 2018 Notes[25] Ruby Raze January 10, 2020 Notes[11] Trey Miguel March 29, 2019 Notes[19]
Diamante September 7, 2018 Notes[26] Los Luchas August 20, 2016 Notes[55] Sami Callihan March 24, 2017 Notes[49] Vipress March 27, 2020 Notes[64]
Dragon Lee June 8, 2018 Notes[30] Pentagon Jr August 20, 2016 Notes[55] Schaff June 14, 2019 Notes[18] Zack Sabre Jr December 1, 2017 Notes[38]
Eddie Kingston September 7, 2018 Notes[26] Rey Fenix August 20, 2016 Notes[55] Shawn Donovan March 29, 2019 Notes[19] Zeda Zhang December 9, 2021 Notes
Homicide May 4, 2018 Notes[32] Matt Cross July 27, 2018 Notes[28] Dan Maff March 29, 2019 Notes[19]

Legends

Name Name Name Name
Abyss The Great Muta[39] Mick Foley Sabu
Road Warrior Animal Haku Mil Mascaras The Sandman
Billy Gunn Jake The Snake Roberts Ricky Steamboat Savio Vega
Christy Hemme Kelly Kelly Rob Van Dam Stan Hansen
Gail Kim Kevin Sullivan Ron Simmons Terry Funk

Alumni

Ring Name Ring Name Ring Name Ring Name
Isaiah Scott Martin Stone Jeff Cobb Angel Garza
Brody King Flip Gordan Alicia Warrington P. J. Black
Lio Rush Stephan Bonnar Rachel Ellering Jake Atlas
Keith Lee Chelsea Green Jay White John Morrison

Staff

Name Role
Dan Master Ring Announcer
Dom Vitalli Director of Communications
Christian Cole Color Commentator
Todd Kenely Play by Play Commentator

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