DEFY WRESTLING RETURNS TO TACOMA’S TEMPLE THEATER

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DEFY WRESTLING RETURNS TO TACOMA’S TEMPLE THEATER

After last month’s successful debut in Tacoma, DEFY Wrestling makes its return to the City of Destiny. Thursday, August 3rd to the Temple Theater Grand Plaza Ballroom, at the Landmark Convention Center, 47 St Helens Ave, Tacoma WA 98402.

DEFY Wrestling’s return marks the start of a partnership with Mexico’s hottest promotion The Crash Lucha Libre. Legendary star of Mexico, and former WCW wrestler Konnan said, “working together with DEFY is a win-win for fans and the wrestlers!” This partnership will see the appearance of exciting international stars intent to make their mark on wrestling in the northwest. Included is the one and only Jack Evans, who dubs himself the “Prince of Parkland.” 

Evans born in Tacoma Washington, who was raised in Parkland left the northwest to become a major international star based out of Mexico and stars in the highly acclaimed Lucha Underground television show. This will be Evans first match in Tacoma in well over 10 years. He will be pitted against 2004 Olympian, the powerhouse Mr. Athletic Jeff Cobb!

Possibly the night's most anticipated match (and the main event) will see the newly crowned DEFY Champion, “King of Swerve” Shane Strickland against Lio Rush. A rematch between the men who in April had what many longtime fans called the best professional wrestling match they’ve ever seen live! Rush will attempt to capture the DEFY Championship and take it with him. This could be Lio Rush’s last independent match in the Northwest as he just signed a contract to compete with Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment’s NXT brand

August 3rd will see the debut of Ring of Honor star, Flip Gordon. Gordon who has made a huge impression on the wrestling world will be taking on “the Puerto Rican Sensation” Mike Santiago. Also competing is Ave Rex and Sonico, Los Sexi Mexi’s. The Luchadores will compete with the tandem of Big Jack and Carl Cunningham.

Last month the women of DEFY had one of the most amazing matches of the evening. Hot off a tour of Japan, international star Cat Power will be making her DEFY Wrestling debut. Many other great local and international stars will be gracing the ring at the Temple Theater, you will not want to miss it!

The host and ring announcer for the evening will be 99.9 KISW’s Kevin Diers (Filling in for Steve Migs)!

DEFY at the Temple Theater is open to all ages event and will include a meet and greet with the wrestlers prior to the matches. Group rate tickets and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Get your tickets now at: www.defywrestling.com

Contact information: Matt Farmer – Matt@defywrestling.com

Follow on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - @DefyNW 

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LISTEN - Lio Rush / MIGS vs TWOW

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LISTEN - Lio Rush / MIGS vs TWOW

Steve Migs caught up with "The Man Of The Hour", Lio Rush, as he is coming to Tacoma's Temple Theater on August 3rd for Defy Wrestling...taking on the Defy Champ, Shane Strickland.  Migs and Lio chat about what has inspired him to succeed, his friendship with Shane Strickland, and how he is the talk of the wrestling world...for being Topanga's favorite wrestler!  This is a fun and deep conversation between the two!

Follow Migs on Twitter & Instagram: @ImSteveMigs

Email: MigsWorldOfWrestling@gmail.com

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff Photography

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff Photography

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WATCH - The time Kyle O'Reilly came back home to win the ECCW Championship

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WATCH - The time Kyle O'Reilly came back home to win the ECCW Championship

ECCW BALLROOM BRAWL 7

ECCW BALLROOM BRAWL 7

On June 29th and 30th, Northwest Wrestling fans will have a chance to see former ROH Champion and NJPW stand out Kyle O'Reilly debut in a DEFY ring (along with Bobby Fish) as the now legendary tag team reDRagon.

But this won't be the first time Kyle O'Reilly has returned to the NW since leaving Ring Of Honor earlier this year.

At ECCW's Ballroom Brawl 7 on 1/14/17 (the night after Defy1) O'Reilly shocked the Wrestling world by making his first post-Ring Of Honor appearance at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver BC and accepting El Phantasmo's open challenge. 

On DefyOnDemand.com - you can relive ECCW Ballroom Brawl 7 as DEFY Wrestling and ECCW has partnered to bring you the best In the Northwest. 

Kyle returns to the Northwest, this time with Bobby Fish as reDRagon and tickets are available now for Defy4 in Tacoma and Defy5 in Seattle and going FAST! Buy now

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LISTEN - Davey Richards / MIGS vs TWOW

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LISTEN - Davey Richards / MIGS vs TWOW

On this week's MIGS VS The World Of Wrestling - Migs sits down with current CZW World Champion and DEFY Championship 8XGP contender Davey Richards. 

More from the MigsBlog

I just started doing a wrestling podcast called “Migs Vs. The World Of Wrestling”, and big thanks to everyone that has checked it out so far.
The podcast is not a show where I critique the wrestling product…I don’t like crapping on wrestling (like some wrestling fans and wrestling podcasts do)…I watch wrestling because I find great entertainment in it.  Do I think it’s always good?  Of course not, but I definitely enjoy the majority of it!
What I am doing on the podcast is giving listeners a chance to learn about the men and women that put their safety on the line…all so that we can be entertained.  Wrestlers are some of the most interesting people that I have met…they all have insane stories behind their journey in becoming a professional wrestler.
There is one guy that I had at the top of my wish list to chat with…and that is Othello Washington’s own, CZW Champion -- Davey Richards.
Davey is the epitome of interesting…both inside and outside the squared circle. 
Not only is Davey killing it in Impact Wrestling (his “Lone Wolf” character is so bad ass), but he going to be here for Defy 4 at Tacoma’s Temple Theater on 6/29…hopefully he will be at Defy 5 as well on the next night at Washington Hall in Seattle.  I’ll be the ring announcer, and you can get more info and tix at DefyWrestling.com.
When I say that Davey is interesting outside the ring….
-- He is not only a wrestler, but is also a paramedic.
-- He is a pre-med student
-- He is studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
-- Him and his wife, Angelina Love, just had a baby boy.
Check out our chat, as we talk about all of this…plus his love for the Seattle music scene, and he also explains why he has no intentions of wanting to wrestle in the WWE.
Click HERE to listen to this episode of Migs Vs. The World Of Wrestling…please let your wrestling fans know about the podcast too!

http://www.kisw.com/blogs/steve-migs/migs-blog-davey-richards

Davey won the CZW World Championship from Lio Rush at DEFY3 Swerve City. Photo by Nate Watters

Davey won the CZW World Championship from Lio Rush at DEFY3 Swerve City. Photo by Nate Watters

Davey defends his CZW World Championship against Darby Allin at DEFY4 on June 29th in Tacoma. Tickets at DefyWrestling.com

Davey defends his CZW World Championship against Darby Allin at DEFY4 on June 29th in Tacoma. Tickets at DefyWrestling.com

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LISTEN - DEFY3 SWERVE CITY Playlist by KEVIN DIERS

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LISTEN - DEFY3 SWERVE CITY Playlist by KEVIN DIERS

DEFY backstage correspondent and KISW 99.9 FM's KEVIN DIERS delivers another crushing Mixtape - this time for DEFY3. 

" When you walk into Washington Hall, grab a drink and find your seat, the energy in the room is electric. There is a-lot of anticipation in the air and the key to my selections for the Defy3 playlist was to choose the most high octane, fast, and intense music to get everyone pumped up - a lot of which happens to be metal.

There are a couple of songs in here that don't EXACTLY fit that definition...specifically the Deftones and Soundgarden tracks. I had been listening to a ton of Chris Cornell's music that week (R.I.P.) and I felt it's important to keep his art fresh in our minds.

As far as the Deftones song....I mean, it's called SWERVE CITY! How couldn't I put it on there? Along with making a soundtrack for Defy3, this playlist also serves as badass motivation at the gym."

          - Kevin Diers / IG @KVNDRS
...and NEW CZW Cham...WAIT. What? That's not right. / Photo by Nate Watters

...and NEW CZW Cham...WAIT. What? That's not right. / Photo by Nate Watters

Listen to KEVIN on KISW 99.9 FM on Loud and Local every Sunday night from 10-Midnight and Metal Shop Saturdays 10p-2a and follow


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The Crash Lucha Libre & Defy Wrestling enter working relationship.

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The Crash Lucha Libre & Defy Wrestling enter working relationship.

We are proud to announce our partnership with The Crash Lucha Libre promotion from Tijuana Mexico.  Established in 2012 The Crash is the fastest growing, and most exciting Lucha Libre company in the world. It features some of the biggest names in Lucha Libre like Rey Mysterio and Blue Demon Jr along with today’s best in ring competitors from around the globe!

Defy Wrestling, based out of Seattle Washington will be bringing The Crash Lucha Libre events to the Pacific Northwest. In addition, there is a talent exchange agreement between the two companies. You will see some of the northwest’s hottest prospects competing in Mexico, and some of Mexico’s brightest stars competing in the Northwest.

Legendary wrestler, and co-owner of The Crash promotion, Konnan said,

“Working together with Defy is a win-win for the fans and the wrestlers. As both fan bases get to see each promotions talent. Our goal is for independent promotions to start working with, instead of against each other and take advantage of the cross-pollination that is prevalent in the indie scene. Fans win we all win, we look forward to working with Defy!”

Defy Wrestling will be announcing the dates to The Crash events in Washington next week! www.defywrestling.com - www.thecrash.mx

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WATCH John Morrison BOONE Q&A

WATCH John Morrison BOONE Q&A

John Morrison and Taya Valkyrie answer fan questions after the Seattle Premiere of John's movie Boone: The Bounty Hunter. Now Available at Walmart and VOD bit.ly/Boone-Amazon

Moderated by Steve Migs @ImSteveMigs / Shot by Luke Knecht

You can purchase Boone: The Bounty Hunter now at Walmart and follow Morrison at @TheRealMorrison and Taya at @TheTayaValkyrie 

Boone: The Bounty Hunter screened at Central Cinema the night before #Defy3 Swerve City to a raucous group of Wrestling fans! For more, check out Mig's blog post about the event: http://www.kisw.com/blogs/steve-migs/migs-blog-boone-bounty-hunter

RESULTS: DEFY3 Swerve City 5/26/17

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RESULTS: DEFY3 Swerve City 5/26/17

DEFY3 Swerve City 5/26/17 - Washington Hall, Seattle

On a night of Championship title changes, debuts, and ring wars, DEFY3 Swerve City introduced itself as the proving grounds for indie Wrestling. 

Here's the rundown:

Moose DEFEATED Santiago

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff

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MOOSE on the MegaCast from KISW


The Cunninghams DEFEATED Los Sexi Mexis

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff


Davey Richards DEFEATED Lio Rush for the CZW World Championship

Photo by Nate Watters

Photo by Nate Watters

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff

Photo by Amber Zbitnoff


Angelina Love announced as the first of four entrants in the DEFY WOMEN's TACOMA CUP at Defy4 on June 29th.


 

Joey Ryan with Eddie Van Glam DEFEATED Mr. Fitness with Steve West

Photo By Amber Zbitnoff

Photo By Amber Zbitnoff


 Taya Valkyrie DEFEATED Christina Von Eerie with Scotty Mac

Photo By Amber Zbitnoff

Photo By Amber Zbitnoff


Shane SWERVE Stricklack DEFEATED John Morrison

Photo By Nate Watters

Photo By Nate Watters

Photo By Amber Zbitnoff

Photo By Amber Zbitnoff

COMING SOON TO DEFYONDEMAND.COM

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LISTEN: Moose on The MegaCast before DEFY w/ Migs and Ted

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LISTEN: Moose on The MegaCast before DEFY w/ Migs and Ted

This week on the MegaCast Migs and Thee Ted Smith chat with Impact Grand Champion Moose who debuts at DEFY this weekend at DEFY3 Swerve City! Check out more info below from the guys and take a listen.

"This week the fellas chat with Moose!  Moose (Quinn Ojinnaka) is a current pro-wrestler, but played many years in the NFL as well…plus he went to the same high school as Ted!  Moose is going to be wrestling this Friday night for Defy 3 at the Washington Hall (featuring Steve Migs as the ring announcer and host,and Ted will be there hanging out).  The show is almost sold out – get tickets at DefyWrestling.com.  Also, this week's Ted Talk struck a nerve with Steve, as he conquered an odd fear by taking a wrestling class!"

Follow us on Twitter: @TheMegaCast

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To see Moose live - limited GA tickets are still available for this Friday's DEFY3 Swerve City at DefyWrestling.com

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ECCW becomes official DEFY Wrestling content partner!

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ECCW becomes official DEFY Wrestling content partner!

ECCW Ballroom Brawl 7 - El Phantasmo vs. Kyle O'Reilly / Photo Copyright Scott D Hemenway / sdhpics.com

ECCW Ballroom Brawl 7 - El Phantasmo vs. Kyle O'Reilly / Photo Copyright Scott D Hemenway / sdhpics.com

We are happy to announce that DEFY Wrestling has entered a content partnership with the historic Northwest promotion Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling based in British Columbia, Canada - to make select past ECCW events available to watch for DefyOnDemand subscribers.

ECCW has been producing top tier events in the Northwest for over 20 years and has been host to some of the very best in the Wrestling world. In the near future, DefyOnDemand subscribers will be able to watch classic matches from Daniel Bryan (Brian Danielson), Davey Richards, Kyle O'Reilly, Becky Lynch, Emma, the Singh Brothers, locals like the Cunninghams, Nicole Matthews, Santiago, Ethan HD and Scotty Mac and many more current indie and WWE legends.

TODAY DefyONDemand subscribers can watch Ballroom Brawl 6 and 7, both emanating from the historic Commodore Ballroom in downtown Vancouver BC and STACKED with both fresh faces and the indies brightest stars!

We suggest checking out Ballroom Brawl 6's "WWE's The Singh Brothers" (as the Bollywood Boyz) vs. The Cunninghams match up.  WATCH THE ENTIRE EVENT HERE

We know what the Singh Brothers have been up to. As for The Cunninghams, they return to action at DEFY3 this Friday, May 26th. Limited GA Tickets still available. TICKETS

For more info and events from ECCW go to eccw.com and follow them @eccw

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FREE #Boone shirts to the first 20 people at the Seattle premiere!

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FREE #Boone shirts to the first 20 people at the Seattle premiere!

D-BAGS ARE DOOM'D. TO GET BOON'D

John (Morrison) Hennigan announced via twitter this week that the first 20 people to arrive at the Thursday, May 25th BOONE: The Bounty Hunter Seattle premiere will receive a limited edition BOONE t-shirt.

Get your tickets here

BOONE: THE BOUNTY HUNTER WITH JOHN HENNIGAN IN PERSON

May 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Central Cinema / Seattle, WA

Presented with Central Cinema. 
Lucha Underground wrestler and former WWE star John Hennigan (AKA John Morrison/ Johnny Mundo) steps into Central Cinema for the night to show his bad-ass action comedy Boone: The Bounty Hunter, followed by what's sure to be a Q&A for the ages. Fame hungry bounty hunter Boone and his crew are the best at tracking down any young celebrity who may have broken the law, filming it all for the world to see. But when his show faces possible cancellation, he decides its time to take on something tougher, going after a drug lord who's far more dangerous than Boone bargained for. 


After the film, John Hennigan will stick around for your questions about Boone, wrestling, and any other awesome query you want to throw his way.

Film : Genre: Action,Comedy

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WATCH WrestleCon Super Show 2017

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WATCH WrestleCon Super Show 2017

Now available on DefyONDemand.com via Highspots Wrestling Network - one of the most talked about and star-studded events during all of "Mania" weekend...this year's WrestleCon Super Show. Subscribers can watch now.

SWERVE Shane Strickland challenges Low KI, Jeff Cobb takes on Bobby Lashley, "Team Ricochet" versus "Team Ospreay", Johnny Mundo in a TLC match against Brian Cage and finally - Brothers battle Brothers when the Hardys, Broken Matt and Brother Nero face the Lucha Brothers Penta El Cero Miedo & Rey Fenix

WrestleCon Super Show 2017
Wyndham Restort
Orlando, FL
3/31/17

1. Michael Elgin, ACH & Mascarita Dorada vs. David Starr, Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley
2. Low Ki vs. Shane Strickland
3. Bobby Lashley vs. Jeff Cobb
4. Jack Evans & Angelico vs. Flip Gordon & Sammy Guevara
5. Team Ricochet (Ricochet, Sami Callihan, AR Fox, Desmond Xavier & Jason Cade) vs. Team Ospreay (Will Ospreay, Drew Galloway, Marty Scurll, Lio Rush, & Ryan Smile) 
6. 24-person Battle Royale for the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship
7. Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match: Brian Cage w/ Melissa Santos vs. Johnny Mundo w/ Taya Valkyrie
8. Broken Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. Penta El Cero Miedo & Rey Fenix

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DEFY teams up with Highspots Wrestling Network

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DEFY teams up with Highspots Wrestling Network

Late last week Highspots Wrestling Network welcomed DEFY Wrestling  into the family via twitter and announced the availability for their subscribers to stream DEFY1 Legacy on their VOD network www.highspotswrestlingnetwork.com

Also - starting today, DefyOnDemand subscribers will now have access to select titles from Highspots Wrestling Network featuring Shane Strickland, Davey Richards, the Lucha Brothers and more! 

Visit DefyONDemand.com for more!

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WATCH DEFY2 WOLVES AT THE DOOR NOW!

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WATCH DEFY2 WOLVES AT THE DOOR NOW!

On 4/7/17 DEFY Wrestling returned to the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle and brought Seattle Strong Style to life with DEFY2 Wolves At The Door. 

Santiago vs. Darby Allin (8XGP Quarterfinal Match)
Sexi Mexis vs. Batboy and La Avispa
King Khash vs. Radford
Shane Strickland vs. Lio Rush (8XGP Quarterfinal Match)
Eddie Van Glam vs. Steve West w/ Sage
Angelina Love vs. Kate Carney vs. Su Yung w/ Drexl
Davey Richards vs. Jeff Cobb (8XGP Quarterfinal Match)

DefyOnDemand.com / Defywrestling.com / @DefyNW on Social

Hosted by Steve Migs. Commentary by Cody Von Whistler and Matt Farmer. Correspondence by Kevin Diers. Shot by. Tyler Kalberg, Luke Knecht, Patrick Richardson Wright, and David Burns. Stills by. Amber Zbitnoff Photography, Josh Lewis, and Nate Watters.
Lighting Design by Josh Black. Sound by Trevor Harmon. Ring and Event Forman Hero Runge and Kevin Mathews. Merchandise Management by Abbey Simmons. PR by Laren Foster. Sales by Danica Westmoreland. Promoted by Jim Perry.

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WATCH DEFY1 LEGACY NOW!

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WATCH DEFY1 LEGACY NOW!

DEFY1 LEGACY
Friday, January 13th, 2017 at the historic Washington Hall in downtown Seattle

DEFY Wrestling's inaugural event, DEFY1 LEGACY brings former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes to Seattle to defend his GFW NEX*GEN Championship against one of the most dynamic Wrestlers in the world today, Shane SWERVE Strickland.

Matt Cross vs. King Khash
Eddie Van Glam vs. Mr. Fitness
Ethan HD vs. Mike Santiago (Loser Leaves Seattle Match)
Drexl vs. Radford vs. The Catch vs. Kate Carney
Jeff Cobb vs. Big Jack
Sexi Mexis (Sonic and Ave Rex) vs. Greengo Loco and Batboy
Cody Rhodes vs. Shane SWERVE Strickland (GFW NEX*GEN Championship)

Follow us on twitter: @DefyNW

Hosted by Steve Migs. Commentary by Cody Von Whistler and Matt Farmer. Shot by. Tyler Kalberg, Luke Knecht,  Ryan White, and Nick Gattman. Stills by. Amber Zbitnoff Photography.

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Cody Rhodes Responds to "Stardust" chant. / DEFY1

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Cody Rhodes Responds to "Stardust" chant. / DEFY1

Don't call Cody...that name. Also appearing - Shane Strickland

As seen at DEFY1 Legacy. Entire event available on DefyOnDemand.com

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May 25 / BOONE: The Bounty Hunter Seattle Premier with John Morrison in person

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May 25 / BOONE: The Bounty Hunter Seattle Premier with John Morrison in person

BOONE: THE BOUNTY HUNTER with JOHN HENNIGAN IN PERSON

May 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Central Cinema / Seattle, WA

Presented with Central Cinema. 
Lucha Underground wrestler and former WWE star John Hennigan (AKA John Morrison/ Johnny Mundo) steps into Central Cinema for the night to show his bad-ass action comedy Boone: The Bounty Hunter, followed by what's sure to be a Q&A for the ages. Fame hungry bounty hunter Boone and his crew are the best at tracking down any young celebrity who may have broken the law, filming it all for the world to see. But when his show faces possible cancellation, he decides its time to take on something tougher, going after a drug lord who's far more dangerous than Boone bargained for. 


After the film, John Hennigan will stick around for your questions about Boone, wrestling, and any other awesome query you want to throw his way.

Film : Genre: Action,Comedy

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DEFY2 WAS TOO HOT FOR WASHINGTON HALL

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DEFY2 WAS TOO HOT FOR WASHINGTON HALL

On 4/7/17 DEFY Wrestling returned to the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle and brought Seattle Strong Style to life with DEFY2 Wolves At The Door. - Coming soon to DefyOnDemand.com Music: "Walking On Air" AJ SUEDE @AJSUEDE Prod.

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THE RETURN OF SWERVE: Shane Strickland

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THE RETURN OF SWERVE: Shane Strickland

DEFY Wrestling's inaugural event DEFY1 LEGACY brings Tacoma local and one of the most dynamic Wrestlers in the world today, Shane SWERVE Strickland (AKA KILLSHOT of Lucha Underground), back to the Northwest for the first time to face former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes for his GFW NEX*GEN Championship.

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