2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21!

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2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! UPDATE

Postby PWG_Silverback » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:56 pm

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Earlier today we received word of two cancellations for the 2009 Battle of Los Angeles. First, Charles Mercury will not be able to compete in his recently announced non-tournament bout due to a personal matter. Second, we were notified by TNA Management that Chris Sabin has been injured, and will be unable to compete in the 2009 Battle of Los Angeles. TNA Management stated that Sabin "aggravated a neck injury at our TV tapings and the doctor is recommending that he take a couple of weeks (and maybe longer) off. He had first suffered the injury at our previous tapings and tweaked it at the tapings this week." We at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla wish Chris Sabin a speedy and full recovery.

With word of Sabin's injury coming little more than 24 hours prior to the 2009 Battle of Los Angeles, finding a suitable replacement was not an easy task. However, due to his performance in recent months, especially in the 2009 Battle of Los Angeles Qualifier at Against The Grain, Johnny Goodtime will now step in to the D Block and take on Roderick Strong in the opening round of the tournament. This will be Johnny Goodtime's first Battle of Los Angeles tournament appearance.

With Charles Mercury's absence and Johnny Goodtime taking part in 2009 Battle of Los Angeles, Brandon and Dustin Cutler will now take on Malachi "CK" Jackson and Ryan Taylor in a non-tournament tag team contest on Night One.

We would like to apologize for the timing of these changes to the 2009 Battle of Los Angeles, and hope that our fans can understand that our primary concern is for the health and safety of our locker room.

On the official mini-site for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's 2009 Battle of Los Angeles, you can view profiles of all sixteen competitors in this year's tournament, along with the 2009 Battle of Los Angeles brackets and First Round matches.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Night One takes place Friday, November 20, 2009, at 8:00 PM at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Night Two takes place Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 8:00 PM at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA. Front Row tickets are $30 per night, and General Admission tickets are $25 per night. Front Row and General Admission Two-Night Passes may be purchased for only $50 (Front Row) and $40 (General Admission). American Legion Post #308 is located at 7338 Canby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. Video recording devices are not permitted. Card subject to change.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby onlxn » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:43 pm

Sucks about Sabin, but this doesn't strike me as much of a setback. Goodtime/Roddy is a huge mismatch, and I think Night One will profit from having one of those... gives the card a little more stylistic variety. Also, Goodtime will fit in nicely to the eight-man spotfest. Nothing wrong with giving another local the rub in that, as that's a match that always reaches a lot of eyeballs. Good audible by the PWG brass here.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby Meltman » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:56 pm

Holy shit. For me as a fan, this is a bittersweet moment. Sucks about Mercury and especially Sabin, as yet again PWG books Strong/Sabin and it doesn't happen. Hopefully in 2010.

On the other hand, I've become a Johnny Goodtime fan, and this is HUGE match for the guy. I think this may end up being the sleeper of the night.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby Vinniejames » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:16 pm

To answer your question, Meltman, Liger is pretty entertaining, but I'm not sure how he would fit in PWG. The EWF tag team champions Jeremy Jaeger and Roger Ruiz could have some fun tag matches in PWG. Maybe Chris Kadillak should get a shot sometime in the future.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby BOLA4ever » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:34 pm

SUCKS damn i was looking forward Sabin vs Strong
guess goodtime is a good replacement
why didint they get Paul London he pulled out of Hogans tour?
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby Fsportsentertainment » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:11 pm

I'm kinda happy that Goodtime is in the tournament. I am not happy over the circumstances around it, and wish Sabin well and a speedy recovery, I am happy Goodtime will be there. He entertains me and I can't see him on TV every week, no knock against Sabin and Shelly. Since coming to PWG, one of my favorite things has been the absolutely amazing local talent in the area. I hope we get surprised and he advances
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby propjoe » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:14 am

Yeah Johnny Goodtime is really awesome. He bumps like a madman too. I'm always shockingly impressed with the young local guys PWG brings in. They always seem to be exciting and pretty solid in the ring but also have pretty solid personalities, something that can be lacking when other companies use a few locals (in the pre-show or opening matches). PWG just has an eye for talent I guess or southern California just pumps out great wrestlers. I think Strong will make Goodtime look like a star. Even if its just because he beats the living hell out of him. Can't wait to find out who wins and then watch it on DVD. One day I'll have to take a trip from Canada to PWG.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! Tickets On Sale!

Postby RoaringElbow » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:46 am

this weekend looks epic. Ive been following PWG for awhile now to keep up w/ the happs, but being a midwest guy, ive never seen em live and the only dvds I have are Sells Out. But if this card delivers, like i understand most have this year(and they offer the pre-order deal w/ the BOLA shirts like last year), I may be buying my first PWG shows on dvd
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby ratedRpornstar » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:21 pm

not predictions but spoilers...
Block A:
1. Kenny Omega Over Kevin Steen
2. Scott Lost Over LTP
Block B:
3. Brian Kendrick Over Austin Aries
4. Joey Ryan over Colt Cabana
Block C:
5. Nick Jackson over Brandon Gatson
6. El Generico over Alex Shelley
Block D:
7. Roderick Strong over Johnny Goodtime
8. Matt Jackson over Human Tornado

2nd Round
Scott Lost Over Kenny Omega
Joey Ryan Over Brian Kendrick
El Generico over Nick Jackson
Matt Jackson Over Roderick Strong

Semi-Finals
Scott Lost over Joey Ryan
El Generico over Matt Jackson

Finals:
Scott Lost over El Generico
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby Whoblehwah » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:11 pm

=[ I was really looking forward to Sabin v. Strong.........
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby ninjaskrzypek » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:39 pm

Is anyone doing results?
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:55 pm

I'm gonna try to post results... might do a couple matches at a time.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby ninjaskrzypek » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:08 pm

if you need someone to text results to send me a pm and ill throw out my number
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby BOLA4ever » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:36 pm

ya PM if u want me to post results
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:41 pm

Excalibur out to kick off the show, reading the new fan guidelines to scattered applause. Tourney entrants out to the ring... everyone's here. A few empty seats, surprisingly.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:44 pm

Ha, Kendrick skips the annual... great heel move there. Malachi & Ryan Taylor vs. Cutlers up now.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:59 pm

Cutlers with a spike tombstone. Some sloppiness, especially from Malachi, but a very fun opener. Ryan Taylor got "please come back" chants... I expect he will.

Scott/LTP up now.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:10 pm

Scott with the Big Fat Kill in about ten minutes. Got a little out of sync at the end, but real good, with Scott taking most of the offense and timing LTP's comebacks perfectly. A couple really brilliant spots here.

Omega gets a monster pop for heading to the announce table. It's clear who the crowd wants to take this thing.

Tornado/Matt up now.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:29 pm

Lots of cheating from Nick at ringside, as you might imagine. Fabulous spot of Matt doing the cabbage patch on Tornado to huge heat... Tornado no-sells the dick kick, pimp-slaps Matt and does his own version. Cartwheel flipping backrake by Matt gets even more heat... his calling Tornado "Kunta Kinte" gets what one might call the wrong kind of heat. Nick interferes and gets his fucking HEAD lariated off by RICK KNOX -- Tornado hits the DND to win it. Brilliant finish. Lots of blown spots here, but the character stuff made it work and then some. We're three for three.

Joey/Cabana up now.
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Re: 2009 Battle of Los Angeles - Nov 20 & 21! TONIGHT!

Postby onlxn » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:46 pm

Joey wins with a superkick. Tightest, smoothest match so far... lots of comedy and British matwork, all of which Joey ran with nicely. Both guys were faces to the crowd, so it was on the workers to create heat... they did it.

Nothing mind-blowing so far, but four good, fun, fairly quick matches... exactly what you want out of an undercard. Roddy/Goodtime is next.
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