A few weeks ago, after sustaining an injury during training, it was discovered that Super Dragon
had fractured his heel. Despite his doctor's advice against it, Dragon fully intended upon defending the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Championship titles at DDT4
, alongside his partner and current World Champion Kevin Steen
. Regrettably, due to a setback in recovery, Super Dragon will be unable to compete at DDT4
, and therefore the World Tag Team Championship will not be defended on April 21 in Reseda, CA. Instead, the winners of DDT4
will be guaranteed the very next title shot against Appetite for Destruction (Dragon & Steen).
Now that Appetite for Destruction is out of DDT4
, double-crown champion "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen has laid out an open challenge, inviting anyone in the world to take a shot at the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship. While it is possible that Steen's new Twitter buddy Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
may step up and challenge for the title, it is also possible that the reanimated corpse of former American President Abraham Lincoln
may rise from the grave to do battle at DDT4
. We believe the chances of either of those things happening is more or less equal. If you haven't already, order your tickets for DDT4
right now for the extremely remote chance of seeing "The Great Emancipator" crowned Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion!
With Super Dragon out and Kevin Steen defending the World Championship, that leaves Roderick Strong
and the debuting Sami Callihan
without opponents for the opening round of DDT4
Well, not for long, anyway.
Facing Callihan and Strong in the First Round will be the team of former World Champion and World Tag Team Champion, El Generico
, and his hand-picked partner, Willie Mack
. While Generico is well-versed in the ways of tag team wrestling (a five-time former World Tag Team Champion, and 2010 DDT4
winner), this will only be Willie Mack's second entry into the tournament, and first time ever teaming with El Generico. Willie Mack does bring a recent singles victory over Roderick Strong to the team, but he and Generico may be feeling immense pressure due to this late entry into the tournament. After all, Callihan & Strong were the first team announced for the tournament, and a team that many expected to be in the finals, even after the remaining teams were announced.
While injuries are an unpredictable and unavoidable part of professional wrestling, we appreciate the understanding of our fans in regard to the changes being made to DDT4
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's DDT4
takes place on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 8:00 PM at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA. American Legion Post #308 is located at 7338 Canby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. Front Row tickets are $30, and General Admission tickets are $25. Online tickets orders are subject to the PayPal Service Charge (2.9% + $0.30). Tickets purchased in advance allow for priority admittance to the venue, along with guaranteed event seating. Online tickets sales for this event will end on April 17, 2012, at 11:59PM. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are not refundable. Video recording devices are not permitted. Card subject to change. Absolutely no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on American Legion property.