Wrestleview.com’s own Josh Boutwell passed this along:
The UWF (Urban Wrestling Federation) has confirmed all of the talent roster for their first live event (June 3rd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC) and the first PPV “First Blood.”
– Homicide – Former TNA X-Division & Tag Team Champion, former ROH World Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion. Member of L.A.X. in TNA and The Rottweilers/Strong Style Thugs in ROH.
– Sonjay Dutt – Former TNA star, won the 2006 World X-Cup with Motor City Machine Guns & Jaay Lethal. Also, former CZW Jr. Heavyweight Champion.
– “Skullcrusher” Rasche Brown – Former ROH star and NWA Tag Team Champion.
– Ruckus – Former ROH star and CZW Heavyweight, Jr. Heavyweight, & Tag Team Champion. Longtime member of the faction BLKOUT on the INDY scene. Also, was a member of the The Vulture Squad (with Jack Evans, Jigsaw, & Julius Smokes).
– Ricky Ortiz – Former WWE star who wrestled on the ECW & Smackdown brands. He was also a longtime football star playing Linebacker for University of Tulsa and then eventually playing in the XFL, CFL (Canadian Football League), AFL (Arena Football League), and even the NFL. He was most successful in the AFL where he played for 5 years with 3 different teams (Milwaukee Mustangs, Colorado Crush, & Indiana Firebirds).
– Slyck Wagner Brown – Former ROH star who was trained by Killer Kowalski and has wrestled all over the United States.
– Ricky Reyes – Former ROH Tag Team Champion and WWC Jr. Heavyweight Champion. He was a member of the Rottweilers (with Low-Ki & Rocky Romero) and he and Romero were the very successful Havana Pittbuls. Reyes has spent the majority of his time since he and Romero split in Puerto Rico for Carlos Colon’s WWC promotion.
– The S.A.T. (Joel & Wil Maximo) – The S.A.T. were best known in the early 2000’s as a Trios faction with Joel Maximo, Jose Maximo, and TNA star Amazing Red. The trio spent time all over the place including Mexico, Japan, and even in ROH & TNA here in America. Over the past few years The S.A.T. has stepped away from the ring but recently Joel Maximo (while Jose retired) and his younger brother Wil Maximo started teaching at Red’s House of Glory Training School and made their return to the ring at CHIKARA’s King of Trios Tournament last month.
– Murder-1 – INDY star who has worked for the NWA in the past.
– Eddie Kingston – Kingston is a mainstay on the American INDY scene and has wrestled for most promotions in and around American (other than WWE & TNA) including CZW, ROH, CHIKARA, PWG, and JAPW. He’s a former CZW Heavyweight & Tag Team Champion.
– Dirty Rotten Scoundrelz (EC Negro & KC Blade) – A white tag team (yep white and one of their names is EC Negro) that has mostly worked for JAPW and even feuded with Cryme Tyme in 2007 there.
– Eddie Carnage – A young indy wrestler.
– Brian XL – An amazing high flyer, Brian XL, has been very quiet for the past several years but was part of the group of wrestlers trained by Mikey Whipwreck (Quiet Storm, Chris Devine, Amazing Red, and the S.A.T.) who wrestled all over the country (as well as Mexico & Japan) in the early 2000’s most notably ROH. XL was also a member of the faction Special K in ROH and is currently a trainer at Red’s House of Glory.
– Scorpio Sky – A very talented high flyer Scorpio Sky is most known for his time on MTV’s Wrestling Society X but has wrestled all over the world from America (ROH, PWG, NWA, etc.) to Japan (Osaka Pro) and was featured on one of Viva la Lucha’s PPV’s. Sky wrestles with and without a mask (likely without the mask in UWF).
– Bestia666 – The son of Damian666, Bestia is a very young but talented luchador who currently wrestles for AAA, PdM, IWRG, IWL, and other promotions all over Mexico. I believe this will be Bestia’s debut in America. Bestia was trained by his father, Skayde, & Hijo del Gladiador and is currently 1/2 half of the IWL Tag Team Champions with X-Fly.
– The Grim Reefer – Young high flyer who has wrestled for NWA, JAPW, and CZW.
– Monsta Mack (aka Steve Mack) – Mack is formerly a part of the mainstay INDY team Da Hit Squad (with Dan Maff). Mack was trained by Homicide and has competed for JAPW and ROH among others.
Also, Dameon Slugga, Willie Mack, Lance Lude, Famous B, BC Killer, Facade, The Ghetto Mafia (Dope & Qenaan Creed), Big Business, Buck Chyld, Lowlife Louis Ramos, & Larry Legend have signed on with the promotion. Jimmy Dylan & D-Edwards will be the referees.
Hip Hop Stars Involved with UWF:
– Uncle Murda – Murda is a New York emcee who was formerly signed to Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records. Murda is a popular NY gangsta rapper. He was shot in 2008 and may be best known for his rivalry with fellow NY rapper Papoose.
– Red Cafe – Cafe is a Brooklyn, NY native currently signed to Akon’s Konvict Music. In 2007 Cafe released his debut album “The Co-Op” and had a big hit with 2008’s “Paper Touchin” which featured fellow NY rapper Fat Joe, Jadakiss, and Fabolous and even remixed by 50 Cent. Cafe released his newest project “Above The Cloudz” in March.
– Russell “Big Block” Spencer – Big Block is responsible for helping launch the careers of Young Jeezy, Jody Breeze, and Gorilla Zoe via his Block Ent. label which formerly was signed to a joint deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.
– Melle Mel – Grandmaster Melle Mel is known as one of the pioneers of Hip Hop and leader of the group Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Melle is a legend and he and his group were the very first rappers to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame back in 2007.
– Gorilla Zoe – Zoe is a former member of the Atlanta group Boyz N Da Hood and spawned hits like “Hood N*gga”, “Juice Box”, and “Lost.” Zoe has released 2 hit albums (“Welcome To The Zoo” and “Dont Feed Da Animals”) and is gearing up for his 3rd albums (“King Kong”) release this summer.
– Brisco – Brisco is a Florida rapper signed to Lil’ Wayne & Birdman’s Cash Money Records. His debut album, “Street Medicine”, is scheduled to drop June 14th.
– Billy Blue – Blue is a rapper signed to Akon’s Konvict Music and is scheduled to drop his debut album “The Story of My Life” this year.
– Gunplay of Triple C’s – Gunplay is a member of Rick Ross’ group Triple-C’s (Carol City Cartel). The groups debut album “Custom Cars & Cycles” dropped in 2009 and Gunplay will be featured on Ross’ compilation album “Maybach Music: Self Made Vol. 1” dropping May 24th. Gunplay may most notoriously be known for the video he released of himself snorting Cocaine in front of police in Colombia.