Joey Janela has made a name for himself as one of the indie scene’s most entertaining performers, but his work hosting events is slowly becoming another trademark. His Joey Janela’s Spring Break events, hosted over the past two WrestleMania weeks, have become must-see events during the biggest week of pro wrestling. This summer, he’s throwing another huge event, Joey Janela’s Lost in New York, this time over SummerSlam weekend in New York City (near WWE’s location for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn IV and SummerSlam) and it’s another dream fantasy card, once again sponsored by Game Changer Wrestling (GCW). Many fans on Social Media platforms have praised the card and wondered if there was going to be a way to watch the card at some point, and the answer is now a resounding “YES!”, as GCW has announced it will air live on iPPV as part of FITE.tv on Friday August 17, 2018, the night before Takeover: Brooklyn IV, for only $13.99 USD.
Joey Janela's Lost in New York WILL be streamed LIVE on iPPV!
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— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) August 7, 2018
The card features Janela’s trademark intergenerational match-ups, featuring several matches pairing past legends facing off against current indie stars, and other fun encounters, as well as a live performance from early 2000s alt.rock favourites Wheatus of “Teenage Dirtbag” fame.
Grab The Brass Ring Ladder Match: Tony Deppen vs Jimmy Lloyd vs Gringo Loco vs Eli Everfly vs G-Raver
The “Brass Ring” in question is the right to pick any match and opponent for Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 next spring in New York during WrestleMania week, and five men will be competing for this in a ladder match. Tony Deppen is a regular with Pennsylvania’s TRUE Wrestling, as well as GCW, Beyond and the new season for CHIKARA. Jimmy Lloyd has spent the last four years with Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), the past three with GCW and is on pace to become a future legend of American hardcore. He’s also teamed up in Mexico with the Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) hardcore promotion with another entrant, G-Raver, whose competed for over a decade with the likes of H20, GCW, CZW, DTU, Renegade Wrestling Alliance (RWA) and Vicious Outlaw Wrestling (VOW). Gringo Loco made his name in Chicago, with the likes of All American Wrestling (AAW), GALLI Lucha and Resistance Pro Wrestling (RPW), as well as Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), Freelance, and recently GCW and Aro Lucha. The final entrant is the enigmatic high risk taker Eli Everfly, whose been soaring to new heights in the past year with the likes of Bar Wrestling, GCW, PWG, Limitless and more, after starting out with Santino Bros on the West Coast. A good mixture of talent that should make for an entertaining – yet violent – conflict.
The MJF vs. Nate Webb
A near 20 year veteran of the American hardcore scene, 2x IWA Mid South Light Heavyweight Champion Nate Webb has been tearing it up since 2001. An IWA Mid South mainstay his entire career, he’s also worked with GCW, CZW, Ring of Honor, TNA and many more throughout his lengthy career. He’s facing one of the hottest young wrestlers in the indie world in current CZW World Heavyweight Champion and Major League Wrestling (MLW) Middleweight Champion The MJF. Trained by Create A Pro under the guidance of Curt Hawkins and Pat Buck, MJF has taken his vile bravado across the globe, working for the likes of Beyond Wrestling, House of Hardcore, AAW, AIW, CZW, GCW, Rockstar Pro and countless other US indies, not to mention Alpha-1 and Smash Wrestling in Canada, as well as UK appearances with PROGRESS, Preston City Wrestling (PCW), IPW:UK and more.
Chris Dickinson vs. Teddy Hart
One of the bad boys of the early indie scene and a regular with Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW), AAA, Stampede Wrestling and others, Teddy Hart faded away into a career of turmoil and bad decisions. But arguably the most innovative and naturally gifted member of the legendary Hart Family from Calgary, Alberta, Canada has seen a personal turnaround in the past year, and Teddy Hart has never been better – both as a wrestler and a person. The rejuvenated Teddy Hart takes on one of the indie scene’s roughest and toughest men in “Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson. A long time regular with Beyond Wrestling, as well as a mainstay in the Catch Point faction in EVOLVE, Dickinson is one half of Doom Patrol with Jaka, 2x EVOLVE Tag Team Champions, currently on a 315+ day reign. In Canada, Dickinson also wrestles for a promotion called Inter Species Wrestling (ISW), where he’s the reigning ISW Undisputed King of Crazy Champion, and he’s got a suitable opponent to challenge for such a crown in the crazy talented Teddy Hart.
Nick Gage vs. Meng (Haku)
Arguably the king of American hardcore, Nick Gage has been a part of the most violent scenes in North America since the late 90s with CZW, where he was a 4x CZW World Heavyweight Champion. In 2015, he realigned himself to GCW, where he’s the reigning GCW World Champion and IWA Mid South Heavyweight Champion, continuing his now third decade of destruction. But at Lost in New York, he faces a man that is arguably considered one of the most dangerous men in the history of professional wrestling, in the monster called Meng. Also known as Haku from his WWE days, he recently made headlines in Japan, joining his sons Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) in decimating Bullet Club, with Haku delivering a deadly piledriver to Kenny Omega himself. A battle for the ages, featuring two absolutely fearless and violent men.
Joey Janela (w/ Penelope Ford) vs. Jinsei Shinzaki (Hakushi)
Joey Janela continues his trend of facing Japanese legends, having previously defeated The Great Sasuke at Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 and then losing to Ultimo Dragon this past June at WrestlePro. The latest “boss” on his video game quest is Michinoku Pro legend Jinsei Shinzaki, who many North American fans will remember from his WWE run as Hakushi. The 51-year old Shinzaki is in his 35th year of wrestling and showing no signs of slowing down, and will prove to be another strong opponent for Janela.
Matt Riddle vs. PCO
If all signs and reports are true, this will be Matt Riddle‘s final indie appearance before heading to NXT, and most likely debuting in the audience of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn IV the next night. But if he’s going out, he’s going to try and take out one of the most insane comebacks in wrestling history. Former 3x WWE Tag Team Champion Pierre Carl Ouellette of The Quebecers has been seemingly transformed by a twisted mad scientist of pain named Destro into the “Not Human” PCO. PCO has become one of the most “must see” monsters on the indie scene today. A battle of technique versus unbridled insanity, this has been a match in waiting for many fans for months.
PCO IS NOT HUMAN ,he folds a drill bit and a skill saw blade, he raises a 375 lbs oil baril by his fingertips,while electrified by the jump cables of D.Destro @GCWrestling_ @BCWwrestling @MLW @beyondwrestling @PWRevolver @InspireProWres @smashwrestling @BLabelPro @SCITournament pic.twitter.com/KmZpCVVd8Q
— PCO (@PCOQuebecer) August 7, 2018