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BOLA 2016

Postby eastbay510 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:21 pm

I know we are a few months away, but with probally only 2 or 3 shows till then I think it's okay to start this thread. Same as every year: What do your line ups look like? Debuts, hopes, hope not's, predictions.

Here's my lineup:

1) Zack Sabre Jr.
2) Roderick Strong
3) Kyle O'Reilly
4) "The Villian" Marty Scurll
5) Chris Hero
6) Mark Haskins
7) "The Extraordinary" Jack Gallagher
8) Trevor Lee
9) Matt Sydal
10) Adam Cole
11) Will Ospreay
12) Tommy End
13) Sami Callihan
14) Mark Andrews
15) Drew Galloway
16) Matt Riddle
17) Trent?
18) Chuck Taylor
19) Akira Tozawa
20) Timothy Thatcher
21) Kenny Omega
22) Fenix
23) Pentagon Jr.
24) Ricochet (if not signed by WWE)
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby El Asian » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:57 pm

That is a good list and I could easily see being what BOLA 2016 looking like though PWG likes to have a few surprises involved, so who knows but if Ricochet is gone by BOLA though and if Wade Barrett does leave the WWE, I wouldn't mind having Barrett get a spot in BOLA instead.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby El Asian » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:31 pm

Also considering maybe guys like Joey Janela, Jeff Cobb, Tracy Williams, and Donovan Dijak as well, maybe a few more Japanese guys as well if possible.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby eastbay510 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:37 pm

Joey Janela is awful.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby pwggrodd » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:09 pm

Um, nope. I'm hoping for some new names in the next few months. BOLA could be very interesting.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby El Asian » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:01 pm

Yeah, some other names to suggest are Daga from AAA since he's already working Lucha Underground anyways and as for Japanese talent for BOLA, probably Daisuke Sekimoto from BJW, Kota Ibushi before he goes to the WWE unless he signs with them by then, or get someone from NJPW like KUSHIDA, Katsuyori Shibata, Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma, or Tomohiro Ishii, or besides Tozawa, bring back Dragon Gate guys like Naruki Doi, Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Genki Horiguchi, or Jimmy Kagetora or even the US debut of El Lindaman or Big R Shimizu.

Actually speaking of debuts, another idea is debut as well as bring back a bunch of local guys to PWG and have them work a qualifying match where the winner gets a spot in BOLA.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby pwggrodd » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:29 pm

Kamaitachi is living in New Jersey now and will be taking U.S. dates at least through the fall. Definitely someone to consider.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby El Asian » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:48 am

Kamaitachi would be fantastic to have in BOLA or in PWG especially if is he available for taking US indie dates for the time being.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby eastbay510 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:32 pm

I've never seen Kamaitachi, but I have heard some good things, that could be cool. Also if Barrett isn't retiring and gonna be doing indys I wonder if he will be more like Trent and Galloway or Shelton and Brian Meyers. Barrett (who I'm assuming will be Bad News Bennett) vs Chris Hero could be awesome.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby El Asian » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:26 am

Just look up any of Kamaitachi's matches with Dragon Lee to see why he gets praise. Also I could possibly see Michael Elgin, Jack Evans, and Angelico in BOLA again this year, possibly Dalton Castle, Chris Dickinson, and JT Dunn as well. Plus hopefully Uno and Bailey as well as Stupefied are able to work out Visa issues. Maybe Big Damo as well if he gets a shot in PWG beforehand while he is in the country. Also I would like to see Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin back as well but maybe save that for DDT4 if that happens before BOLA.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby eastbay510 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:32 am

Bailey won't get his visa issues worked out. I love the guy, but I can't even imagine the US government would entertain the idea of letting him in. By the way Gallagher just qualified for the Global Cruiserweight Series, so there will be a lot more eyes on him soon, I'm pretty pumped.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby pwggrodd » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:03 pm

Yeah, once you get a 5-year ban, they're not going to give you a work visa. At this point, Speedball's only hope is Europe and Japan (AAA was booking him, and some other foreign guys, but Konnan was behind that, and he's been fired, so that's apparently over). As far as Uno and Stupefied go, they could be let in next month, or years from now. Apparently the wheels of bureacracy, at least in terms of getting a long-term work visa, grind REALLY slow sometimes. Uno was going to use most of the money he made during his short US tour this year to get that moving for himself and Stu. I'd love to see Gallagher in PWG. Some of his submissions remind of Volk Han type stuff. For those who might be curious about Kamaitachi, he's at his best against Dragon Lee. There's a playlist you can find on youtube that has about 10 of their matches. Just crazy stuff.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby Jack » Sat May 07, 2016 1:40 pm

pwggrodd wrote:Yeah, once you get a 5-year ban, they're not going to give you a work visa. At this point, Speedball's only hope is Europe and Japan (AAA was booking him, and some other foreign guys, but Konnan was behind that, and he's been fired, so that's apparently over). As far as Uno and Stupefied go, they could be let in next month, or years from now. Apparently the wheels of bureacracy, at least in terms of getting a long-term work visa, grind REALLY slow sometimes. Uno was going to use most of the money he made during his short US tour this year to get that moving for himself and Stu. I'd love to see Gallagher in PWG. Some of his submissions remind of Volk Han type stuff. For those who might be curious about Kamaitachi, he's at his best against Dragon Lee. There's a playlist you can find on youtube that has about 10 of their matches. Just crazy stuff.


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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby eastbay510 » Sat May 28, 2016 1:20 pm

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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby toby80 » Sun May 29, 2016 4:45 pm

eastbay510 wrote:https://twitter.com/CodyRhodes/status/736634204604092416

Just gonna leave this here...


Man that would be sweet to see Cody at BOLA.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby eastbay510 » Mon May 30, 2016 3:48 pm

So September 17th and 18th there will be joint shows between Progress and Evolve. If BOLA is the week prior or the week after I wonder if PWG can use those guys, mabey save on plane tickets or whatever. I feel like we may get a very Euro heavy tournament this year.
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby PWGnorthern » Mon May 30, 2016 7:19 pm

1. Zach Sabre Jr.
2. Mark Haskins (Debut)
3. Timothy Thatcher
4. Jeff Cobb
5. Trevor Lee
6. Andrew Everett
7. Roderick Strong
8. Chris Hero
9. Dalton Castle
10. Michael Elgin
11. Adam Cole
12. Mark Andrews
13. Marty Scurll
14. Evil Uno
15. Will Ospreay
16. JT Dunn
17. Sami Callihan
18. Shane Strickland (Debut)
19. Drew Galloway
20. Ricochet
21. Chuck Taylor
22. Lio Rush (Debut)
23. Donovan Dijak (Debut)
24. Cody Rhodes
-- If the NJPW guys cant make it, like Sydal, Ricochet, O'Reilly, Fish, Omega, Ospreay, Trent? etc... then maybe think of adding Jonathan Gresham, Drew Gulak, Josh Alexander, Ethan Page, David Starr, Damian O'Connor, Jack Gallagher would all be great
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby Luchaundead » Tue May 31, 2016 4:23 pm

Masato Tanaka is taking US dates in the summer and Dragon posted a twitter awhile back that he was trying to get Tanaka on BOLA either last year or the year before so I wouldn't be surprised it he shows up this time
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby abouttreefitty350 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:02 pm

Luchaundead wrote:Masato Tanaka is taking US dates in the summer and Dragon posted a twitter awhile back that he was trying to get Tanaka on BOLA either last year or the year before so I wouldn't be surprised it he shows up this time


Masato Tanaka vs Super Dragon...
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Re: BOLA 2016

Postby El Asian » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:41 pm

If Masato Tanaka and Cody Rhodes are able to get in, would love for them to be part of BOLA this year but as for my hopes, can't really say who I want in BOLA, all I hope for is that BOLA is just the perfect balance using talent from Europe, Japan, Mexico, and former WWE guys that recently got released.

Also, probably won't happen but I would love for a deal to work out between Highspots, ROH, NJPW World, and someone else to live stream BOLA for all 3 nights, probably won't ever ever happen, mostly due to the fact I don't think the Legion Hall is able handle a livestream event anyways.

PWGnorthern wrote:-- If the NJPW guys cant make it, like Sydal, Ricochet, O'Reilly, Fish, Omega, Ospreay, Trent? etc... then maybe think of adding Jonathan Gresham, Drew Gulak, Josh Alexander, Ethan Page, David Starr, Damian O'Connor, Jack Gallagher would all be great

That is fine though I believe you mentioned Elgin, and he seems even less likely to appear due his NJPW schedule more than those guys, granted I believe G-1 Climax would be done by the time BOLA happens anyways.

Also I would like for some special guests wrestling at BOLA, not even participate in BOLA, but at least wrestle there for a few nights in multi-man matches or something.

And random person to suggest, Kikutaro, and before someone says something, have him not as a participant of BOLA obviously but have him work the non-tournament matches especially for night 3's loser 10 man tag match up.
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