EL CENTRO — It was a night of surprises, intrigue and action as Desert Wrestling Entertainment hosted high-flying professional wrestling action Friday, including five bouts and a live exhibition of current Imperial Valley natives training to become pro wrestlers.
The night began with a singles matchup between crowd favorite “Uptown” Andy Brown and the sneering heel, Ty Ray. After some back and forth action that saw Andy brown get the better of Ty Ray, some outside interference from Chris Maier and a low blow gave Ty Ray the pinfall victory.
Up next, Chris Maier and Ty Ray would continue their heel tactics in leading Maier to an equally controversial victory over Brown’s Tag Team partner Adrian Quest.
After the match, Maier and Ray grabbed the mic and pointed out that their two victories over the Desert Wrestling Entertainment tag team champions should earn them a shot at the belts. To the crowd’s delight, Brown and Quest agreed and the main event for the night was set.
Also on display for the night were multiple bouts including action from wrestlers such as Onyx, Robbie Phoenix, and female wrestlers Amazona, and Mariah.
The Desert Wrestling Entertainment Wrestling School also put on an exhibition for the crowd, showing fans some of the wrestling moves they have learned since attending the school which trains at the Sparta Training center twice a week.
“I’m happy and so glad to be a part of this,” said 22-year-old DWE Wrestling school student Aaron Bravo, who said he could not be more excited about a local professional wrestling training center in the Valley giving him an opportunity to live out his dream.
“I got into this because I have been a professional wrestling fan for all my life,” said Bravo. “It’s tough, but so far I’m loving it.”
The night would end in with an impromptu main event tag team matchup between champions Andy Brown and Adrian Quest vs. Chris Maier and Ty Ray. After a seemingly unofficial hardcore match, which saw fighters thrown through chairs and tons of action outside the ring, Andy Brown and Adrian Quest would get their revenge on their heelish foes to the delight of almost all of the 200 fans in attendance.