UCE Professional Wrestling to Produce Pilot Series in Hawai‘i
Professional Wrestling returns to the islands at Aloha Tower Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 presented by “U.C.E” Unify Championship Entertainment.
UCE will produce six shows between Dec. 22, 2018 and May 25, 2019, with the “Pilot” series produced by Dirk Fukushima.
The series marks the unveiling of “U.C.E” Unify Championship Entertainment’s flagship Hawaiʻi wrestling federation. In conjunction with “WSTC” the Wild Samoan Training Center (PA & FLA) UCE will provide both the necessary training for aspiring talent and the platform by which to present it.
The owners, Aleki Lee and Bonnie Maxson-Lee (aka 1/2 of the Modern Day Savages and The Radiant Rain) are both professional wrestlers with a combined 30 years of wrestling experience, including studies in kinesiology and nutrition. Event organizers say both are uniquely qualified to properly train talent in the islands and to bring in talent from accredited federations across the globe.
Aleki Lee is a second generation Polynesian wrestler. His great-uncle, Peter Maivia trained his father, Siva Afi. In order to pursue his dream of wrestling, Lee was forced to leave the islands to train with his uncle, head of the “Samoan Dynasty,” Afa Anao’i, (the Wild Samoans).
Aleki Lee met his wife, Bonnie at WXW nine years ago while performing across the United States. The two returned to the islands to get married and open the third location of “The Wild Samoan Training Center” (Hawaiʻi), a “feeder” federation also located in Pennsylvania and Florida.
In conjunction with the wrestling school, a new federation has emerged: “UCE” Unify Championship Entertainment. UCE is producing a series of shows known as the “Pilot” series that kicks off with the Grand Opening show; the “Unveiling” on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. The pilot series will transpire between the opening show on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 and May 25, 2019, with approximately one show airing per month.
UCE seeks to continually promote known, quality wrestlers already within other affiliated and accredited wrestling federations, as well as its own talent as it emerges. All shows will be streamed live (Pay-Per-View) via “FITE tv.”
UCE executives say they aim to offer quality entertainment experience in a “family friendly” environment.
The first production in the series; “The Unveiling” features Austin Aries, Jeff Cobb, Aleki, Ativalu and Kaimana in a tournament for the Heavyweight title. The event also features Women’s Ring of Honor Champion, Sumie Sakai against The Radiant Rain for the UCE Women’s Kaimana Championship title.