DEFY partners with Mary's Place to help raise funds for new rapid exit shelter in Seattle!

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DEFY partners with Mary's Place to help raise funds for new rapid exit shelter in Seattle!

DEFY wrestling is partnering with Seattle based organization Mary’s Place, a group who provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. DEFY will help raise 2 million dollars to create the new rapid exit shelter in Seattle.

At DEFY ON EDGE, we will hold a raffle that includes exclusive ring worn gear, collectibles, and other prizes, with proceeds going to Mary’s Place. Tickets can be purchased at the DEFY merch booth for $5 each, or five for $20.

There are an estimated 40,000 homeless children in Washington State.

Mary’s Place empowers families with children to move out of homelessness through a proven community model of shelter and support. We meet the immediate safety needs of our families, and provide wraparound support services to help them resolve barriers to stability. For over five years we have provided crisis response family shelter at several locations in King County, demonstrating effectiveness and an understanding and ability to meet the needs of diverse family configurations and backgrounds.

The Rapid Exit Shelter will provide shelter and services for families who have an identified housing solution that is feasible within a 30-day time period. The Rapid Exit Shelter will have a dedicated Diversion Specialist on site who will work with families daily to assist them in making progress toward their housing goal.

You can donate directly to the cause!  Here is a link to a donation page that we just added:  https://no-child-sleeps-outside.everydayhero.com/us/lunchbox-lab-neighborhood-grills  


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Fighting Spirit Magazine features DEFY

Fighting Spirit Magazine features DEFY

Famed UK Wrestling magazine features DEFY in their most recent print / digital edition

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Rey Mysterio graces the cover of the most recent issue of Fighting Spirit Magazine, this UK glossy covers the highlights of the Wrestling world and now, features reviews of DEFY Wrestling events.

This issue DEFY NEW LEGACY from Portland, Oregon is featured and is available in print and for all your devices by searching your app store for Fighting Spirit Magazine. 

“Strickland vs. Allin is an invigorating battle and one of the better singles matches either man has had all year, which is quite the compliment”

- Jack Stevenson FSM

You can follow FSM on twitter @FSM_Editor


VIDEO: Johnny Defyance, meet Weirdo Hero. Watch a new DEFYNOW!

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VIDEO: Johnny Defyance, meet Weirdo Hero. Watch a new DEFYNOW!

WATCH JOHNNY DEFYANCE BATTLE RANDY MYERS, THE DEBUT OF RICKY STARKS, SCHAFF, LUCHASAURUS, KING KHASH - ALL ON THIS WEEK’S NEW EPISODE OF DEFYNOW !!

COMING TO YOU FROM DEFY LOUD, WATCH THIS WEEK’S DEFYNOW BY SUBSCRIBING OR RENTING ABOVE!

Johnny Defyance (Morrison) vs. Randy Myers

King Khash vs. Luchasaurus

Ricky Starks vs. Schaff

Brought to you from DEFY LOUD at the Historic Washingon Hall

Hosted by Steve Migs / Commentary by Rich Bocchini

Opening Music by Goddamned Animals | www.facebook.com/goddamnedanimals/

Additional Music by Vigil Wolves | www.vigilwolves.com

Poster Art Photography by Amber Knecht / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht

Subscribe to DEFYonDEMAND.com for just $3.99 per month!

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SWERVE CITY Podcast LIVE returns to Seattle on JAN 19

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SWERVE CITY Podcast LIVE returns to Seattle on JAN 19

The SwerveCity Podcast team is live! Jan 19th at DEFY in Seattle

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The hit podcast produced by DEFY Champion Shane SWERVE Strickland and MC extraordinaire Monteasy Moore is coming back to Seattle for another SwerveCity Podcast LIVE. It takes place on January, 19th before DEFY NEVER DIES that same night. This is following the show’s debut in Wilmington, Ca with PCW Ultra on January, 18th

“Swerve and Teasy are incredibly hype to be announcing that the swervecity podcast will be teaming up with PCW Ultra and DEFY for a double shot weekend.

We couldn’t have made this happen without all our supporters help! ”

- Shane Strickland

SwerveCity Podcast is a weekly display of topics that covers sports, life, music, and much more with special guests.

Ticket On Sale, guests and location TBA. You can watch their first Seattle show on DEFYonDEMAND.com right now and subscribe to the podcast on all major podcast platforms.

The takeover continues!!! Come support the team live and follow @Swervecitypod , @stricklandshane and @monteasymoore



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DEFY NEVER DIES | Tickets on sale WED 12/5 at 10am

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DEFY NEVER DIES | Tickets on sale WED 12/5 at 10am

DEFY NEVER DIES 2nd Anniversary event goes on sale Wednesday December, 5th at 10am pst.

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DEFY NEVER DIES promises this year’s annual anniversary event will not be it’s last. Featuring a DEFY World Championship match, a DEFY Tag Championship match and the second annual DEFY TO SURVIVE 10X tournament, more info will be released soon to the public about this historic event including some very special guests.

Tickets can be found HERE at 10am pst on December, 5th.


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VIDEO: Chris Ridgeway "has done his research" ahead of US debut with DEFY

VIDEO: Chris Ridgeway "has done his research" ahead of US debut with DEFY

He's one of the UK's fastest rising stars and is set to make his US debut for DEFY Wrestling on 12/14 at ON EDGE. Meet “HARD AS FUCK” Chris Ridgeway.


Beyond Gorilla in collaboration with BAD MEDIA look back at Chris' combat roots and his journey to make a name for himself in the US at DEFY Wrestling.

See Chris Ridgeway battle Penta El Zero M at DEFY ON EDGE in Seattle on 12/14/18.

Tickets on sale now HERE


Tom Lawlor added to DEFY Holiday Party

Tom Lawlor added to DEFY Holiday Party

“FILTHY” Tom Lawlor joins Bryan Alvarez and legend Lance Storm at the DEFY 2018 Holiday Party!

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Lawlor locks in Matt Cross at DEFY VIBES | Nate Watters

As reported on Wrestling Observer Radio LIVE, the first annual DEFY Holiday Party is shaping up to be a little “filthier” with the addition of guest TOM LAWLOR. Lawlor, fresh off a return to MMA joins Bryan Alvarez and Lance Storm for a special Wrestling Observer Q & A with party guests.

A recent MMAFighting.com article highlights Lawlor’s recent fight lead-up and is worth checking out. (In addition to some great Suburban Fight Pro images of his battle with Brody King.)

The DEFY Holiday Party takes place on the evening of December 15th in Bellevue, WA at the EVENT lab. Tickets are very limited and can be found here!

VIDEO: Watch Lucha Bros vs Amerikan Gunz from DEFYX

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VIDEO: Watch Lucha Bros vs Amerikan Gunz from DEFYX

On this week’s DEFYonDEMAND THROWBACK we relive Lucha Bros vs Amerikan Gunz

At DEFY’s first anniversary show DEFYX the Lucha Bros, Penta El Zero M, and Fenix shocked the DEFYANCE by answering an open challenge by the Amerikan Gunz and debuting, un-advertised at Washington Hall.

Penta El Zero M will return to DEFY Wrestling in Seattle on Friday December 14th 2018 with "ON EDGE" Get your tickets

Subscribe to DEFYonDEMAND.com now to binge on past DEFY events and catch brand new episodes of DEFYNOW every other Thursday.

DEFY Wrestling can also be found on the Powerslam Wrestling Network, available on AppleTV, Roku, and Amazon. Powerslam.tv Follow us @DefyNW on all social platforms

Photography by Amber Knecht

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VIDEO: Watch DEFYNOW for FREE this week!

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VIDEO: Watch DEFYNOW for FREE this week!

As a special Thanksgiving “thank you” to all of the DEFYANCE, watch this week’s episode of DEFYNOW for FREE below and at DEFYonDEMAND.com

Coming to you from DEFY LOUD and featuring the explosive main event of TEAM SWERVE vs. MJF and AMERIKAN GUNZ watch this week’s DEFYNOW for FREE!

Taya Valkyrie vs. Nicole Matthews

Colt Cabana vs. The Catch

Shane Strickland, Artemis Spencer, Billy Suede vs. MJF & Amerikan Gunz

Brought to you from DEFY LOUD at the Historic Washingon Hall

Hosted by Steve Migs / Commentary by Rich Bocchini

Opening Music by Goddamned Animals | www.facebook.com/goddamnedanimals/

Additional Music by Vigil Wolves | www.vigilwolves.com

Poster Art Photography by Amber Knecht / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht

Subscribe to DEFYonDEMAND.com for just $3.99 per month!

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'The One Percent' will debut at PDX3

'The One Percent' will debut at PDX3

Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs, ‘The One Percent’ are ready to impact DEFY’s Tag Division in a big way.

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“The 1% is coming to defy wrestling. Personally, because it's time for me to show two of my teachers that I'm not that young kid they took under their wing seven years ago.” - Jorel Nelson

If you ask any DEFY fan they will agree that Jorel Nelson is no stranger to DEFY or the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle native and Buddy Wayne Academy alum spent years traveling the I5 corridor, taking on all competitors until deciding a few years back the SoCal scene would allow his breakneck, athletic style the exposure it deserved. This was pre DEFY, these were the “Black hole” days…

“The Pacific Northwest is very near and dear to me. It's not only where I grew up but where my professional wrestling career started. What DEFY has done to resurrect the region brings so much joy to me. Because now it's not a black hole, now it's a place where anyone who's anyone wants to come. Everyone wants to wrestle for DEFY and everyone wants to experience the PNW. Why? Because the very best talent in the world currently wrestle or have wrestled for Defy and because DEFY hosts the absolute best wrestling fans in the world. Bar none.” - Nelson

Flash forward to 2018, Jorel now returns to the Northwest with Royce Isaacs as The One Percent. Recently making their IMPACT Wrestling debut, the duo is quickly making their name known as a preeminent West Coast Tag unit with aims to collect gold wherever they Wrestle.

 Nelson with Matt Xstatic battle Amerikan Gunz at DEFY Yo! DEFY Graps in 2017. Photo: Amber Knecht

Nelson with Matt Xstatic battle Amerikan Gunz at DEFY Yo! DEFY Graps in 2017. Photo: Amber Knecht

“Royce Isaacs and myself are two franchise players who came together to create a dynasty. What we've managed to do within the year we've already been together is astonishing, and we're only looking up. 

Two men who had huge influences on me early on in my career are currently your DEFY Tag Team Champions. One of the very best tag teams in the world. The American Gunz. Anything you want from a tag team they have. They've done it all. Staying power, ability inside and outside of the ring, and anywhere they've gone they've held Tag Team Championships together. Which is why it's only fitting that if The One Percent wants to be considered one of the best tag teams in the world, we have to beat one of the best tag teams in the world.” - Nelson

Catch the pair at DEFY PDXIII City Of Thornes at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon on November 24th! Buy Tickets Now!


Throwback Thursday: Nicole Matthews welcomes Xia Brookside to the US.

Throwback Thursday: Nicole Matthews welcomes Xia Brookside to the US.

Xia Brookside makes her DEFY debut in Portland, Or facing DEFY’s DARK QUEEN Nicole Matthews.

DEFY Wrestling will return to Portland on Saturday November 24th TICKETS

DEFYWrestling.com Subscribe to DEFYonDEMAND.com now to binge on past DEFY events and catch brand new episodes of DEFYNOW every other Thursday.

DEFY Wrestling can also be found on the Powerslam Wrestling Network, available on AppleTV, Roku, and Amazon. Powerslam.tv Follow us @DefyNW on all social platforms

VIDEO: Matt Cross on ALL IN, Cody Rhodes, and Jericho’s surprise

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VIDEO: Matt Cross on ALL IN, Cody Rhodes, and Jericho’s surprise

Mdogg Matt Cross comments on the historic ALL IN event, and more!

MDOGG Matt Cross chatted with Steve Migs and commented on the historic ALL IN event where he faced MJF in the opening match to a crowd of over 11,000 in attendance.

Cross returns to DEFY on November 24th in Portland, Or at the Hawthorne Theatre to face King Khash.

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Tickets on sale here. This event is 21 & up with ID. Do not hesitate this event will sell out!

More MIGS vs TWOW

Photo: West Smith

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VIDEO: Shane Strickland begins second reign as DEFY Champion

VIDEO: Shane Strickland begins second reign as DEFY Champion

‘SWERVE’ Shane Strickland enters his second reign as DEFY Champion…with confidence.

Film by Sergio Mendoza

After a big win in Portland over Austin Aries, the former title holder SWERVE, becomes the first ever 2-time DEFY Champion.

New weekly video series DEFYNOW starts Friday, March 16th!!

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New weekly video series DEFYNOW starts Friday, March 16th!!

DEFY Wrestling is pleased to announce the next phase for DEFY video content with a new weekly streaming program entitled DEFYNOW.

The DEFYNOW moniker, previously used as an event title for smaller scale live events will now be the name for DEFY's flagship online program - featuring matches, interviews, and promos directly from DEFY live events, DEFYNOW will also incorporate documentary-style pieces and music videos to create a "television-like" experience in a shorter format.

"I think for a lot of people - brevity is appreciated and we want to try and present a streaming show that really highlights the matches, the vibe, and the experience of being at a DEFY live event without insisting folks commit a full 3 hours at a time. We think creating a show that is short, consistent and well produced will resonate with an audience that perhaps digests many other forms of content in that very way - like podcasts, blog posts, tweets, episodes of a web series - we think there is a happy medium between powerful content and short-form presentation specifically produced to live on the internet and not on TV." - JIM PERRY // DEFY Owner

The first episode of DEFYNOW will be available starting next Friday, March 16th for subscribers to DefyOnDemand.com - as well as partner channels such as HighSpots Network, Demand Progress, PCW Ultra On Demand, CZW Studios and more.

In the near future viewers can expect DEFYNOW to appear on the IMPACT Wrestling streaming platform GWN, in addition to being featured on the Amazon Prime channel "Powerslam Wrestling Network". For the first time, (and very soon) DEFY programming will be available on AppleTV devices.

DEFYNOW launches next week, Friday, March 16th with action from DEFY9 from Seattle's Historic Washington Hall. The episode features fan favorite Rich Bocchini on play by play, the full uncut Randy Myers vs Sami Callihan match (previously only seen on IMPACT Wrestling TV) as well as the Amerikan Gunz vs the team of Nelson and Xstatic. 

Be ready for DEFYNOW and subscribe to DefyOnDemand.com to catch up on all DEFY's past events including the freshly dropped DEFY8 "Kings Among Men" featuring one of the best matches of 2017 in Shane Strickland vs Matt Riddle.

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DEFY Announces Spring Tour '18

DEFY Announces Spring Tour '18

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DEFY Wrestling will be holding events in the following cities as part of their spring tour!

APRIL 13th Seattle WA with Shane Strickland, Tommy Dreamer, Matt Cross, Tom Lawlor, Brody King and more

APRIL 28th Tacoma WA with X-Pac, Moose, Rey Horus and more

MAY 4th Missoula MT with Montana native Flip Gordon, Matthew Riddle, Brian Cage and more

MAY 5th Spokane WA with Matthew Riddle, Brian Cage, Flip Gordon and more

MAY 26th Portland OR with Matt Sydal, Shane Strickland, Matthew Riddle, Joey Ryan and more

Tickets can be purchased at www.defywrestling.com  March, 9th at 10am

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DEFYX Results 2/2/18

DEFYX Results 2/2/18

DEFYX Year One on 2/2/18 at the historic Washington Hall in Seattle was certainly one for the books. Below you can find results as well as a photo gallery by Amber Knecht.

As reported in the 2/4 edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter by Dave Meltzer:

"DEFY Wrestling from Friday night in Seattle before a sellout of 700 fans: Schaff b Dave Turner, Nicole Matthews b Hawlee Layne, Artemis won elimination match, Penta 0M & Rey Fenix b Amerikan Gunz, Brody King b ACH, Joey Janela b Randy Myers, Shane Strickland b Matt Sydal to keep the Defy title. Penta & Fenix were surprises and they got an incredible reaction."

* Correction: Randy Myers b Joey Janela

BREAKING: All 10 Competitors for DEFY to SURVIVE at DEFYX!

BREAKING: All 10 Competitors for DEFY to SURVIVE at DEFYX!

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Breaking: Deals have been signed and DEFY is happy to introduce all 10 entrants into the inaugural DEFY to SURVIVE 10X Elimination Match happening at DEFYX Year One on Friday 2/2 at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle, Wa.

In no order:

Clark Connors, Nick Radford, Kaine Jaiden, King Khash, Rosas, Artemis Spencer, Cody Chhun, The Catch, Sonico and Big Jack

DEFY to SURVIVE was announced earlier and January and is a 10 person blind draw 5 on 5 elimination match. Each team will battle until every person from the opposing team is eliminated. If more than one member of the winning team remains, they must fight for survival until one stands alone! 

Prior to the match names will be pulled out of a hat to determine the teams. 

Be a part of the first ever DEFY to SURVIVE at DEFYX Year One on 2/2/18 at Washington Hall! Featuring SHANE STRICKLAND defending his DEFY Championship against MATT SYDAL. BRODY KING vs ACH. RANDY MYERS vs JOEY JANELLA. NICOLE MATTHEWS vs HAWLEE LANE and much more!  Limited tickets still available here.

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DEFYX YEAR ONE

2/2/18 AT WASHINGTON HALL

Seattle, WA

DEFY to SURVIVE match debuts at DEFYX!

DEFY to SURVIVE match debuts at DEFYX!

DEFY to SURVIVE is a 10 person blind draw 5 on 5 elimination match. Each team will battle until every person from the opposing team is eliminated. If more than one member of the winning team remains, they must fight for survival until one stands alone! 

Prior to the match names will be pulled out of a hat to determine the teams. 

Be a part of the first ever DEFY to SURVIVE at DEFYX Year One on 2/2/18 at Washington Hall! Featuring SHANE STRICKLAND defending his DEFY Championship against MATT SYDAL. BRODY KING vs ACH. RANDY MYERS vs JOEY JANELLA. NICOLE MATTHEWS vs HAWLEE LANE and much more!  Limited tickets still available here.

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DEFYX YEAR ONE

2/2/18 AT WASHINGTON HALL

Seattle, WA

Rich Bocchini joins DEFY as lead commentator.

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Rich Bocchini joins DEFY as lead commentator.

The recently released DEFY5 on DefyOnDemand.com introduced a new but familiar voice to the DEFYANCE as former WWE commentator Rich Bocchini (fka Rich Brennan) joined our team as play by play commentator.

From the Houston Area, Rich came up through the ranks working for such promotions as Booker T's Reality Of Wrestling, then spent time with WWE where he was best known for commentating for Smackdown and NXT. While in NXT, Rich was the soundtrack to some of the most prominent moments in the brand's short history.

We are big fan's of Rich and his work speaks for itself. We are so excited at this chance to  expand our team and streamline our production process in which allows our former commentating team oppurtunites to develop new content and to help grow alongside our business with new event and content offerings. - Jim Perry / DEFY Owner

Mostly recently, Rich has provided "PBP" for MLW, FEST Wrestling, and Wrestlecircus and can be heard weekly on MLW Radio Network's flagship show, and as co-host of the JJ Dillon Show.

You can hear Rich call the action alongside legand Tony Schiavone from MLW's most recent event "Never Say Never" for FREE! 

DEFY's most recent play by play commentator, Cody Von Whistler is currently in talks with DEFY in developing new content for DefyOnDemand.com and color commentator Matt Farmer resumes as DEFY Booker and Producer.

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Rich with Tony Schiavone at MLW in Florida. Photo by MilitaryNews.com

You can follow Rich on Twitter @RichBocchini  and hear Rich NOW on DEFY5 at DefyONDemand.com

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