Source: PWInsiderIf you wanted to watch a lot of wrestling and you were at the first day of the Wrestling Revolution project tapings at the Henson Studios in Los Angeles, you were in luck. The taping yesterday taped 20 matches over the course of Tuesday. Yes, twenty.
The studio was designed to look like a modern day version of "Wrestling At the Chase" with a chandelier hanging and the fans in attendance grouped at tables while watching the action. One person described the look of the set as visiting a classy speakeasy that doubled as a fight club.
As noted yesterday, Prince Devitt is not working the tapings. While we have heard that his visa to work the tapings did not come through, one source claimed that New Japan pulled him.
Former WWE star Shawn "Gavin" Spears was also pulled from the tapings due to a visa issue. Spears is Canadian.
Replacing Devitt and Spears on the roster were former ROH Tag team champion Chris Hero and Brian Cage. Hero is a surprising name since he's been in discussions with WWE for a developmental deal.
Everyone appearing at the tapings are portraying new personas.
Jeff Katz noted on Twitter that when the company debuts their "season" next year, it will not be known as Wrestling Revolution, but he didn't want to give away the name.
The backstage production aspect was run by Lance Storm and Tommy Dreamer. I was told that the tapings ran smooth, although everyone was tired after a long taping day.
Unfortunately, no Devitt, but Chris Hero makes things a little more interesting.