On Saturday Feb. 1, Quintessential Pro Wrestling presents Well Worth the Wait at the Monrovia Masonic Center (204 West Foothill Blvd.). Bell time is 8 p.m., with tickets ($20) at the door.
The promotion, which launched in Monrovia last year, aims to present the best independent pro wrestling in America in intimate venues at an affordable rate. "We feel like we have a tremendous opportunity to give back to the wrestling community, and grow the business in Southern California" says promoter, Alan Denkenson; a Las Vegas resident with strong ties to the area. "We have an incredible card, featuring many unique match-ups, which should reward life-long passionate fans, while also introducing new or unfamiliar viewers to the best parts of the business. There's something for everyone, and we're here to create something special".
Denkenson's comments aren't unfounded. The show features former WWE Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick, renowned TNA alumni Joey Ryan, former Ring of Honor Champion Kevin Steen, current Ring Of Honor Tag Team Champion Kyle O'Reilly, and Cheerleader Melissa; recently ranked as the best female wrestler in the world by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
"We want to show people that the most exciting wrestling in the world isn't found on the USA Network on Monday nights at 6 p.. It's found in auditoriums, high school gyms and legion halls, as young, hungry athletes establish their names, build a fanbase and live their passion", says QPW spokesman Andy Roy. "Many of the current WWE superstars like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, the Shield, and even John Cena, came up performing on independent shows in small venues in Southern California. This is a chance for people to see the next generation of stars before the rest of the world".
Additional information can be found on Twitter (@QProWrestling) and at Facebook.com/QuintessentialProWrestling. The promotion will also be hosting an "Eat and Greet" with its wrestlers before the show. Details on Facebook and Twitter.
Source: Quintessential Pro Wrestling press release
- Brad Haugaard