PCW ULTRA dropped a huge announcement on Monday, that they were hosting the first annual Wrestle Summit in Los Angeles, California on March 29, 2019, that would feature interpromotional dream matches between champions and stars from other promotions, including IMPACT Wrestling, Seattle’s DEFY Wrestling, Iowa’s Wrestling Revolver, Australia’s Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) and various Japanese freelancers. They soon began to announce names and as of Wednesday night, the first ten competitors for the Wrestle Summit had been revealed, and which promotion they’d be representing.
IMPACT World Heavyweight Champion Johnny Impact will be on hand at the Wrestle Summit to represent the IMPACT Wrestling brand.
One-third of IMPACT’s newest faction, The Rascalz, 2017 IMPACT Super X Cup winner Dezmond Xavier will be bringing his high flying athleticism to the Wrestle Summit representing IMPACT.
While she’s also the face of the IMPACT Knockouts division, PCW ULTRA Women’s Champion Tessa Blanchard will be competing at the Wrestle Summit under the banner for host promotion, PCW ULTRA.
The PCW ULTRA Heavyweight Champion Shane “Swerve” Strickland will be suiting up for PCW ULTRA at the Wrestle Summit. With this announcement, it definitely seems to cool off rumors he’d be a part of WWE’s February class of new recruits, but never say never.
Mexico star Daga has been making his presence known in the US of late, appearing for Major League Wrestling (MLW) and Lucha Underground last year and working the recent IMPACT tapings in Mexico. The Crash Lucha star made his PCW ULTRA debut in 2017 and will be appearing at the Wrestle Summit under the PCW ULTRA banner as well.
The reigning DEFY Champion Artemis Spencer has been announced as the first representative of the Seattle promotion for the Wrestle Summit. A long-time veteran of the Canadian indies with his hometown Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) in Vancouver, the former ECCW Champion had a breakout year with DEFY last year, defeating Shane Strickland for the DEFY title late in 2018.
Another Canadian indie star from ECCW, Calgary’s “Ravenous” Randy Myers arrived in DEFY in 2017 and has become somewhat of a cult hero with his bizarre tactics, and will join fellow countryman Artemis Spencer under the DEFY banner.
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One of the breakout Aussie stars to hit the US last year, Adam Brooks debuted with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) in 2017 and competed in his first PWG Battle of Los Angeles last year. A longtime star with Melbourne City Wrestling, the 4x MCW Intercommonwealth Champion and reigning MCW Tag Team Champion returns to California, representing MCW in the Wrestle Summit.
The former member of The Cult of Lee with IMPACT Wrestling, Caleb Konley is fighting for team Wrestling Revolver at the Wrestle Summit. The reigning Wrestling Revolver Scramble Champion will be looking to make a name for himself, as he’s also the reigning 2x West Coast Wrestling Connection (WCWC) Champion out of Oregon.
The first representative from Japan now wrestles out of Las Vegas, but Kikutaro is entering his 25th year in the business, having wrestled for Osaka Pro Wrestling (OPW), All Japan, Pro Wrestling NOAH, WRESTLE-1, DDT Pro and more, not to mention the countless global promotions like CHIKARA, Ring of Honor, Smash Wrestling, Bar Wrestling and more.