Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) has always been a hit over WrestleMania weeks, ever since the first Joey Janela’s Spring Break in 2017. Since then they’ve added a Bloodsport event (initially hosted by Matt Riddle and now Josh Barnett) and this year, they created a combined week series under the banner The Collective. The Collective is officially back on for WrestleMania Week for 2020 in Tampa, Florida, with the hype officially kicking in with the first few announcements.
— TheCollective2020 (@collective2020) September 26, 2019
This year’s Collective, in conjunction with IndependentWrestling.tv, featured Canadian indies International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS) and Inter Species Wrestling (ISW), top indies like CHIKARA and Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), and emerging new hot promotions like Black Label Pro. It also featured a hosted event by now-AEW star Orange Cassidy. In the past week, The Collective has announced two big shows for the week.
EFFY’S BIG GAY BRUNCH
In the past year, EFFY has emerged as one of pro wrestling’s greatest comeback stories. Comeback from what you ask? Last year, the Florida indie star was vilified for a match against NXT Superfan Izzy. But the enigmatic grappler is now one of the US indies’ hottest properties, and he made Chris Jericho‘s studded leather jacket look cool way before the Judas Effect. His success has been rewarded with his own hosting event during The Collective, entitled EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch.
SUBURBAN FIGHT PRO WRESTLING
Suburban Fight Pro (SFP) is a hardcore indie from the West Coast, based out of Los Angeles, California. With no ring and no rules, their events are literally bar fights featuring pro wrestlers. And most of their combatants are hardcore fighters. The started up in early 2018, and so far have partnered with GCW on several post-GCW LA-based events that happen as “after parties”, so it’s only logical they’d be up for a spot. Expect this to be some late-night craziness.
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