On June 7th, two of the most popular Athletes on the PREMIER Roster square off. One a veteran with a career that exceeds the term impressive, the other a young buck who has proved his mettle in a short time. But both men are looking to comeback after a loss in their last match. At PREMIER IX, Timothy Thatcher (2-2-1) goes one-on-one against Marcus Lewis (4-3). Continue reading
PREMIER is set to return to Gilroy once more! Headlining PREMIER IX on June 7th is a rematch of the first ever match in our storied history. Only this time, there’s gold on the line. PREMIER Heavyweight Champion J.R. Kratos (7-2) defends the title against “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake (4-3). Continue reading
From the PREMIER President and Matchmaker John LaRocca,
On March 25th, I announced that in a few weeks we would make a decision on who would be next to challenge for the Premier Heavyweight Championship held currently by “The God Of War” JR Kratos (6-2). After our March 20th event in San Jose, “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb with a Premier Record of 5-2-1 is at top of the Premier Top 10 Rankings. As PREMIER IX event is set for Sunday, June 7th in Gilroy, I was informed by Mr. Cobb that the June 7th date could be conflicted with a Lucha Underground Television Taping.
In late 2014, Jeff Cobb signed a contract with the exciting young promotion Lucha Underground that appears every Wednesday night on the El Rey Network. As a contracted talent, Jeff Cobb must make Lucha Underground his priority. Mr. Cobb informed me that June 7th was a “tentative” date, but he would confirm at the next Lucha Underground TV Tapings in Los Angelas on April 11th and 12th if that date is still a go for Lucha Undergroudn or not. This past Sunday night, Mr. Cobb called me and informed me that the TV tapings for Lucha Underground are a go on June 7th and he would be unable to compete for the Premier championship.
With Jeff Cobb unable to make the June 7th date do his Lucha Underground commitments, the number two contender in the Premier Top 10 Rankings, “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake (4-3) will recieve the next shot for the Premier Heavyweight Championship on June 7th in Gilroy. Dylan Drake and the champion JR Kratos already have history in Premier. At our very first Premier event on March 24th, 2013, it was JR Kratos (subbing for an injured Timothy Thatcher) defeated Dylan Drake in the opening round of the Premier Heavyweight Championship Tournament. “The Golden Boy” has always complained that he trained for Timothy Thatcher and that the last minute substituion in Kratos threw him off his game. For two years Dylan Drake has been wanting to get his revenge on JR Kratos. Not only does he have a chance to gain revenge for his loss to Kratos two years ago, but that revenge can be sweeter by taking the Premier Heavyweight Championship from “The God Of War”.
Jeff Cobb is still officially the number one contender and will recieve the next title between the winner of JR Kratos and Dylan Drake.
We hope to see you at PREMIER IX: Kratos vs Drake!
This morning, details were finalized for the return of PREMIER to the I.F.D.E.S. Lodge – Portuguese Hall in Gilroy, CA.
On June 7th, all of your favorite PREMIER Athletes return for PREMIER IX!
Stay tuned for details on how you can get tickets for your favorite PREMIER Athletes including Joe Graves, Timothy Thatcher, Marcus Lewis, “The King of No Rules” Gabriel Gallo, Dom “The Bomb” Vitalli, “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake, and the PREMIER Heavyweight Champion JR Kratos!
We’ll see you in Gilroy on June 7th!
After another exciting PREMIER Wrestling event this past Friday at Del Mar High School in San Jose, the winners moved up in the Top 10 rankings and the losers fell further down. Sitting at the number one contenders spot is “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb. Cobb improved his record to 5-2-1 and stopped his two match losing streak with a win over Dom “The Bomb” Vitalli (0-2) in a thrilling contest. However, as negotiations continue with various different venues for our next event, Jeff Cobb’s availability may play into when he receives his title shot.
As many have known, Jeff Cobb has signed with the Lucha Undreground promotion out of Los Angeles. Lucha Underground airs on the El Rey Network every Wednesday night at 5PM PST. “Mr. Athletic,” being one of the very best in the wrestling game today, was swooped up quickly by the young upstart Lucha Libre company. Lucha Underground tapes on a weekend basis for many months straight, thus Jeff Cobb’s availability is limited. If Cobb is unable to compete at the next PREMIER event, then the next in line for the title will be “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake (4-3).
Dylan Drake defeated “El Pistolero” Julio Pedroza (3-3) when he reversed Pedroza’s victory roll for the pin. “The Golden Boy” would like nothing more to have the gilded PREMIER Heavyweight Championship around his waist. It would also be a moment of revenge. It was PREMIER Heavyweight Champion “The God of War” JR Kratos (6-2) who defeated Dylan Drake at PREMIER I in the opening round of the Championship Tournament back in March of 2013. Obviously, Dylan Drake believes a rematch against Kratos will see a different result then two years ago.
Stay tuned right here to PREMIERWrestle.com as we announce details on PREMIER IX in the near future. Whether it’s Jeff Cobb or Dylan Drake, PREMIER will continue to bring high level championship wrestling action!
PREMIER VIII: Kratos vs Lewis Results
March 20th, 2015. Del Mar High School in San Jose, CA
1) Gabriel Gallo (2-0) pinned “The Iron Idol” Idris Jackson (1-2) with a power bomb in 5:49.
2) “The Metalhead Maniac” Sledge (4-4) pinned “The Butcher” Tyler Bateman (0-2) with a spinning side slam in 5:30.
3) “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb (5-2-1) pinned Dom “The Bomb” Vitalli (0-2) with the “Tour of the Islands” powerslam in 9:12.
4) “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake (4-3) pinned “El Pistolero” Julio Pedroza (3-3) with a roll-up in 9:19.
5) Joe Graves (1-0-1) defeated Timothy Thatcher (2-2-1) by submission with a rear naked choke in 16:30.
6) Premier Women Athletes Match: Nicole Savoy (2-1) defeated Kahmora (0-1) by submission with a cross armbar in 7:23.
7) Main Event – Premier Heavyweight Champion “The God Of War” JR Kratos (6-2) pinned Marcus Lewis (4-3) with a chokeslam powerbomb in 9:30 to retain the title.
Thank you all for coming out and supporting PREMIER and the Del Mar High School Performing Arts program