It’s been a heck of a year for West Coast indie star Danny Limelight in Covid era pro wrestling in 2020, and he’s capped it off this weekend by capturing the United Wrestling Network (UWN) Tag Team Championships with his partner “King Fatboy” Papo Esco of The Bodega. The star of such promotions as Championship Wrestling From Hollywood (CWFH), Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW), and many other West Coast promotions since his debut in 2014 saw a huge year where he received high profile attention after debuting as part of the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) American roster for NJPW USA’s NJPW Strong program (picking up big wins over Blake Christian and Barret Brown in the Lion’s Break Crown tournament, before losing to Clark Connors in the Finals) and then spending much of the past few months appearing for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on AEW DARK, initially competing against The Jurassic Express in October and most recently in singles action against Brian Cage on December 8. UWN is a co-op union of independent wrestling companies in the US, created by CWFH’s David Marquez in 2013 and aside from having their titles appear on CWFH, UWN launched their own programming, UWN Primetime Live this past September, which featured stars from the UWN as well as those from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) as well as East Coast stars like Chris Dickinson. On Saturday’s episode, the final UWN Primetime Live of 2020 until it restarts in 2021, saw The Bodega defeat SoCal Distancing (Adrian Quest & Andy Brown) for the titles, ending their reign at 292 days.
I’ve always bet on winners. Some markets watched it happen on TV earlier. The Bodega are the @unitedwrestling World Tag Team Champs! Catch @CWFHollywood this weekend when it’s on in your area! 🇵🇷 pic.twitter.com/tDofPg1xKQ
— David Marquez (@CWFHMarquez) December 12, 2020
At the end of November with CWFH, The Bodega won a #1 Contenders Four-Way Tag Team Match, against 4 Minutes Of Heat (Eddie Pearl & Ricky Gibson), Wasted Youth (Adriel Noctis & Sketch), and Max Caster & VSK (two other UWN talents who have appeared for AEW – Caster has actually signed with AEW and competes in The Acclaimed alongside Anthony Bowens). As part of The Bodega, Limelight uses the name Danny Rivera, where he is paired with another West Coast wrestler in Papo Esco, a veteran of Alternative Pro Wrestling (APW) in California. The duo had only recently united as a tag team this past October.
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