Preview: Santino Bros. Wrestling: California Love (3/30/23) – Full Card, Start Time, How to Watch

Santino Bros Wrestling California Love

This Thursday, as part of The Collective, Santino Bros. Wrestling presents California Love. Based in Bells Garden, California, Santino Bros. is one of the premiere wrestling schools in the state, having officially opened its doors back in 2008. Since then, many prospects came through the doors, learning under a number of dedicated trainers. Furthermore, the school focuses on every aspect of wrestling ranging from the fundamentals to character development to more specific styles of wrestling including strong style and lucha libre. California Love promises to be a showcase of the very best that Santino Bros. has to offer. Here’s what to expect prior to the action unfolding live from the Ukrainian Culture Center.

Card for Santino Bros. Wrestling: California Love

  • Raunchy Rico vs. Tyler Bateman
  • Bad Dude Tito vs Matt Vandagriff
  • Dom Kubrick and Lucas Riley vs. The Bomb Squad (Dylan Kyle Cox and Cameron Gates)
  • Kidd Bandit vs. Eli Everfly
  • SBW Inner City Championship: Delilah Doom (c) vs. Heather Monroe vs. Johnnie Robbie
  • SBW Heavyweight Championship: Che Cabrera (c) vs. Willie Mack

Kidd Bandit vs Eli Everfly

Kidd Bandit Faces Eli Everfly in First-Time Singles Match

In one of the featured matches of California Love, “The Protagonist of Professional Wrestling” Kidd Bandit squares off against LA wrestling veteran Eli Everfly. Both individuals learned under the Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy roof, with Everfly starting his career in 2013 and Bandit in 2021. Needless to say, there is an experience gap to consider and, on paper, Everfly has this match won before it even started. It doesn’t hurt Everfly’s case that he’s an accomplished independent wrestler, having competed for Violence x Suffering, Bar Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling, and elsewhere. Nonetheless, Bandit is one of the most spirited competitors on the scene, utilizing a combination of mixed martial arts prowess and undeniable charisma to not only find success around the world but develop a devoted fanbase. This first-time singles encounter is just one reason to tune in as Santino Bros. Wrestling presents California Love.

Inner City Title Match Santino Bros Wrestling California Love

An Inner City Title Triple Threat at California Love

Also scheduled for action this Thursday is Santino Bros. Wrestling’s Inner City Champion, Delilah Doom. However, “The Queen of Aerobic Style” has her work cut out for her, as she’ll be defending the title against not one but two opponents: Heather Monroe and Johnnie Robbie. Doom first captured the Inner City Championship back in October, besting Cameron Gates. Since then, Doom racked up a handful of successful title defenses, holding the title for over 150 days. With that said, her opponents won’t make another defense easy. Also known as “The Killer Bae,” Heather Monroe is a Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy graduate. Meanwhile, Johnnie Robbie enters this match as the underdog with roughly 2 years of experience under her belt and an unsuccessful attempt at capturing the Inner City title from Doom back in January looming over her head. Who will come out of this triple threat match as Inner City Champion?

Che Cabrera vs Willie Mack

Willie Mack Challenges for the Santino Bros. Wrestling Championship

The main event of Santino Bros. Wrestling: California Love features the SBW Heavyweight Championship as reigning champion Che Cabrera defends against challenger Willie Mack. Regular viewers of AEW Dark: Elevation may know this wrestler under the name of Papacito Blanco, as he teamed with Papacito Negro (Bad Dude Tito) in a losing effort against Preston Vance and Rush back in January. In SBW, however, Cabrera is at the top of the mountain, being a 2x SBW Heavyweight Champion. At California Love, he defends the title against Willie Mack, who’s a fan favorite virtually anywhere he’s wrestled. From Major League Wrestling to IMPACT Wrestling to Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and beyond, one would be hard-pressed to find a promotion where he isn’t being cheered. Additionally, with accolades including the NWA National Heavyweight Championship and IMPACT X-Division Championship under his belt, it should go without saying that he’ll be looking to expand his resume, even at the expense of Che Cabrera.

Image Credit: Santino Bros. Wrestling

Santino Bros. Wrestling: California Love will take place in Los Angeles, California on March 30, 2023.

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