PWG’s annual Battle Of Los Angeles tournament is typically one of the best weekends of wrestling anywhere in the world. This year’s event, held over three days on September 14, 15 and 16 from the Globe Theater in Los Angeles, is starting to take shape.

The promotion has announced the first 10 participants (of an expected 24), and there are some fascinating names among them:

  • PCO
  • Brody King
  • Jody Fleisch
  • Ilja Dragunov
  • Robbie Eagles
  • Joey Janela
  • Puma King
  • David Starr
  • Rey Horus
  • Chris Brookes

PCO is the former Jean-Pierre Lafitte / Quebecer Pierre, who re-entered the indy wrestling consciousness with a superb performance against WALTER over WrestleMania weekend.

Chris Brookes is a regular on the UK scene for PROGRESS, RevPro, Defiant, ATTACK and several others. He recently made waves by turning down a WWE UK contract in favor of remaining on the indy circuit.

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Brody King, Joey Janela, Robbie Eagles, Rey Horus and David Starr are all PWG regulars. Puma King is from historic Mexican promotional CMLL.

Jody Fleisch is a British wrestling veteran, having been a focal point of the FWA and 1PW, who shot to international acclaim with performances in CZW and ROH in 2002.

Ilja Dragunov is the current wXw Unified Champion and was one half of the 2017 European match of the year against WALTER. He is set to tangle with Pete Dunne at PROGRESS’s historic Wembley show later this year.

What do you think of the names announced so far? Who else would you like to see in BOLA? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter here. You can also join us on Discord to chat with Oli, Luke, the magazine team, the website writers and each other here!

5 years ago by Wrestle Talk


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