Every Participant In PWG’s Battle Of Los Angeles 2019!
PWG’s renowned annual tournament, the Battle Of Los Angeles, is coming up next month. As always, 24 indy standouts from all over the world are involved. Obviously that’s a lot of names, and I may or may not have extensive knowledge of each of them… so just as a quick primer, here’s a sentence on every last one of them!
Crazy young high flier out of Madrid with a name that makes google searches really annoying!
Second coming of the American Dragon… no joke!
Canadian sensation out of DEFY.
Australian mad man.
Most energetic, vicious striker in the entire history of the business.
World’s most intensely Mexican man and prodigal luchador.
Jungle Boy’s real father?!?!
Exciting rookie LGBT rep.
Raging young veteran!
Utter sensation of a luchador and MexiKing!
Bad boy out of Berlin.
THE Bad Boy, and an exceptionally hard worker.
BROOOOODDDY???! (If I could link to Milano calling a Brody King run-in I would, I promise you…)
Caveman Ugg’s hispanic cousin?!
Up-and-coming mute that’s been raised by wolves, yet is blessed with naturally beautiful hair.
I mean, it’s a giant black bull, what else do I need to say?
Also known as El Dragon Azteca, a trainee of the original Rey Misterio!
Proud indy activist!
AAA’s next big thing!
Kurt Angle… except he’s enormous.
PAC… except he’s a luchador!
Penta El Zero M
Has zero fear about snapping people’s arms… or their necks!
Legendary puro power house!
PWG’s Battle Of Los Angeles 2019 starts on September 19th.
It’s a three night tournament, with nights two and three occurring on the 20th and 22nd. It emanates from the Globe Theatre, which is of course in LA, California. Sadly, there’s no live distribution. So you’d have to buy a ticket to watch it as it happens. It’s a blessing and a curse though, as PWG’s lack of television is the whole reason they’re able to assemble so many huge names from major wrestling promotions in the first place. It’s always been their bread and butter to put together dream matches that you wouldn’t see anywhere else.
I mean, there aren’t a lot of places where you can see CMLL guys like Dragon Lee or Cavernario face off with AAA stars like the Lucha Bros or Laredo Kid. Or New Japan/ROH’s Jeff Cobb squaring off with AEW’s Darby Allin. They’ve been known to use names from Impact as well, it’s something else. And for 2019’s BOLA, it’s a unique tournament lineup for sure, filled to the brim with talent.
Generally speaking, DVD releases do come out within a month of the event airing, with digital distribution coming out in the months after. This is traditionally in conjunction with HighSpots.com.
As a tournament junkie, and as a fan of many involved, I will personally be looking forward to the release!