Strickland looks to make WWE NXT "SWERVE'S HOUSE"

Strickland looks to make WWE NXT "SWERVE'S HOUSE"

The cat is finally out of the bag and former long reigning DEFY World Champion Shane Strickland has joined WWE NXT.

News broke today via WWE social channels. Strickland is in good company. Entering a class with former NJPW stand-out KUSHIDA and Lucha Libre stalwart Garza.

Shane Strickland ended out his DEFY run at the recent DEFY Dragon Spirit. Earning his first career loss to Darby Allin. Strickland will always be remembered as cornerstone of DEFY and the someone who helped launch the brand. DEFY wishes SWERVE all the best in cementing his name as one of Wrestling’s best. WHOSE HOUSE?



DEFY launches new series - DEFY RIOT

DEFY launches new series - DEFY RIOT

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Tickets go on sale today for DEFY RIOT, DEFY’s return to Tacoma for an ALL AGES event at the legendary concert venue JAZZBONES and here are some things you should know…

CONCERT STYLE: RIOT will be presented like a concert, whereas GA standing room on the main floor, next to the ring, will have no seats. Premium seating is available at JAZZBONES for those +21

RIOT IS A NEW SERIES: What some may not know is RIOT is more than a one off engagement. RIOT is a new series by DEFY that will focus on upcoming talent from the West Coast, local students, and the building of a women’s division. RIOT will be held in various venues, multiple towns, all over the NW.

DON’T BE A DICK: We require DEFY to be a fun, and safe space for those in attendance and RIOT is a chance for our +21 fans to lead younger fans by example on show etiquette.

See the beginning of DEFY RIOT at Jazzbones in Tacoma on June 16th TICKETS

WATCH Pentagón JR VS. Chris Ridgeway On New DEFY NOW

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WATCH Pentagón JR VS. Chris Ridgeway On New DEFY NOW

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch Pentagón JR vs Chris Ridgeway plus, Brian Cage vs Jack Evans. SUBSCRIBE NOW and watch below

Pentagón JR vs. Chris Ridgeway

plus, Brian Cage vs. Jack Evans

Brought to you from DEFY ON EDGE at the Historic Washington Hall

Hosted by Steve Migs / Commentary by Rich Bocchini

Chris Ridgeway Mini Doc by BEYOND GORILLA | Robyn Goding

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

Additional Music by Vigil Wolves | www.vigilwolves.com

Poster Art Photography by West Smith / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht


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WATCH Shane SWERVE Strickland bid farewell to DEFY

WATCH Shane SWERVE Strickland bid farewell to DEFY

A grueling match with DARBY ALLIN at March 8th’s DEFY DRAGON SPIRIT wraps up Shane SWERVE Strickland’s run in DEFY Wrestling.

Shane Strickland wraps up a storied DEFY career after a stunning defeat by Darby Allin. Strickland, will be remembered as the promotion’s fist real flag bearer, a two time DEFY World Champion with a stunning amount of defenses, and 462 total days as Champion.

Post- Dragon Spirit, correspondent Kevin Diers caught up with Strickland backstage and gave the two-time DEFY World Champion a chance to say some last words to The DEFYANCE.

Shane defended the DEFY Championship against a murder’s row of challengers after earning his inaugural run via victory in a 4 way match in Vorhees, NJ at CZW in 2017 against DEFY Champion Davey Richards, Lio Rush, and Joe Gacy.

Strickland lost the Championship to Artemis Spencer at DEFY On Edge in December of 2018. That match can be watched below on a new DEFY NOW for FREE for a limited time only.

More to details to come in regards to Strickland’s future.


WATCH SWERVE VS. ARTEMIS On New DEFY NOW

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WATCH SWERVE VS. ARTEMIS On New DEFY NOW

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch Shane SWERVE Strickland vs ARTEMIS SPENCER in an historic DEFY Championship match, plus, Cody Chhun teams with Randy Myers to take on The Pride. SUBSCRIBE NOW and watch below

DEFY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shane Strickland (C) vs. Artemis Spencer

plus, Randy Myers & Cody Chhun vs. The Pride (King Khash & Carl Randers)

Brought to you from DEFY ON EDGE at the Historic Washington 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 West Smith / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht


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WATCH Jimmy Havoc face Randy Myers before the big rematch on April 13th

WATCH Jimmy Havoc face Randy Myers before the big rematch on April 13th

Now see the rematch! It happens when DEFY Wrestling returns to The Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, April 13th

This event features the highly anticipated rematch between Jimmy F'n Havoc and the Weirdo Hero Randy Myers! These two met last year at Defyance United and have been chomping at the bit to face off one more time.

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DEFY Throwback Thursday: Jimmy Havoc Vs Randy Myers from "DEFYANCE UNITED" at The Historic Washington Hall in Seattle Washington.

Thumbnail: West Smith

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

BEAR WITNESS, SCHAFF in new DEAD CROWN MUSIC VIDEO for song, "FAMILY"

BEAR WITNESS, SCHAFF in new DEAD CROWN MUSIC VIDEO for song, "FAMILY"

DEFY favorite SCHAFF appears in new DEAD CROWN music video for song FAMILY!

SCHAFF has made his name inside the DEFY ring over the last year and a half and now makes his way into a new scene, METAL. With the debut of their new single “FAMILY”, Portland band DEAD CROWN has signed with Stay Sick Recordings. and can be seen tomorrow with Outline In Color in Seattle (2/19 at The Funhouse) and Wednesday in Portland (2/20 at Paris Theatre) | For more info visit Deadcrown.com

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Dead Crown is a metal band from Portland, OR. Formed by members of some of Portlands top local and regional acts, they have set out on a new mission to deliver some of the heaviest, captivating music and live performances. In their first year as a band they embarked on two successful tours and started growing a fan base quick with their 2 singles “Dethrone”and “Black Sheep”. Their debut EP “Come Hell” received Billboard success as an independent release and was received greatly from fans around the world. The band was soon after approached by Stay Sick Recordings and offered a recording contract. With momentum on their side, Dead Crown has no plan of slowing down as they head into a new era on Stay Sick Recordings.

NEW SINGLE “FAMILY” OUT NOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-M5_xBDFWo&feature=youtu.be

WATCH SWERVE VS. SCHAFF AND MORE ON NEW DEFYNOW

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WATCH SWERVE VS. SCHAFF AND MORE ON NEW DEFYNOW

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch Shane SWERVE Strickland vs SCHAFF in an explosive DEFY Championship match, Artemis vs. Fenix, and Cobb vs. Brody King! It’s a super sized episode of DEFY NOW!

Jeff Cobb vs. Brody King

Artemis Spencer vs. Rey Fenix

DEFY Championship | Shane Strickland (C) vs. Schaff

Brought to you from DEFY Dia De Los Muertos at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle

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 West Smith / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht


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Full SLAMTOWN Card revealed!

Full SLAMTOWN Card revealed!

The full reveal of Saturday, February 9th’s SLAMTOWN card has been revealed!


Rain, Snow or Shine - we will be bringing one of wrestling's biggest stars as John Hennigan, also known from his recent appearance on the hit CBS SURVIVOR: David vs Goliath show. Or his years exciting fans while working for WWE as John Morrison, or more recently as Johnny Mundo from El Rey Network's Lucha UndergroundJohnny Impact or even Johnny DEFY! John will be going one-on-one with wrestling's anti-superstar, Darby Allin. Darby has been tearing up the independent scene for months now and was highly impressive during his fight that spilled out all across the Hawthorne Theatre when he fought Shane Strickland last year. 

The DEFY World Champion, Artemis Spencer will be making his Portland debut as he puts his championship on the line against Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Friedman who goes by the name MJF had a very impressive 2018, and he has started 2019 with a bang by signing a contract with the newly formed All Elite Wrestling. These two men met last year during a six man tag team match in Seattle and since that moment have been urgently awaiting a singles match.

Also announced for February 9th may be the most anticipated match of the night. It's a match where both men have been extremely vocal about their dislike for one another. On one side of the ring we have "the Baddest Man in Wrestling," SCHAFF. On the other side we have veteran wrestler Hammerstone! Both of these men are heavy hitters, so if you're a fan of seeing heavyweights beat each other up this is the match for you!

A limited number of general admission tickets are still available at ticket link below!

Don't hesitate as our last four events have sold out!

WATCH JEFF COBB vs SCHAFF

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WATCH JEFF COBB vs SCHAFF

On this week’s DEFYonDEMAND THROWBACK watch JEFF COBB battle SCHAFF

DEFY Throwback Thursday: JEFF COBB vs. SCHAFF from DEFY CLUB Seattle Wrestling at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle, Wa

DEFY Wrestling will return to Portland Oregon on Saturday February 9th 2019 with "DEFY PDX 4: SLAMTOWN" Tickets on sale at: DefyWrestling.com

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

Photo: West Smith


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DEFY offers VIP Tickets to MGM's FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

DEFY offers VIP Tickets to MGM's FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

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DEFY is teaming up with MGM and you can enter for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to see the upcoming film, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY in Seattle and Portland.

The contest, is happening now on the DEFY facebook fan group page THE DEFYANCE and members are asked to Comment on the post with “what your wrestling name would be.” The most creative name will be contacted! Join The Defyance, find the post, comment with your name for a chance to win.

SEATTLE
2/5 SIFF UPTOWN 7pm
2/12 AMC Pacific Place 7pm

Portland
2/5 Regal Lloyd Center 7pm
2/12 Regal Tigard 7pm

**Winners will have to arrive 45 minutes before the screening to check in with the studio representative since this will be a very popular screening.**

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ABOUT FIGHTING WTIH MY FAMILY: Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Website: www.fightingwithmyfamily.movie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fightingwithmyfamily

Twitter: @fightingwmyfam

Instagram: @fightingwmyfam

#FightingWithMyFamily


SLAMTOWN COMES TO PORTLAND ON FEBRUARY 9TH!

SLAMTOWN COMES TO PORTLAND ON FEBRUARY 9TH!

DEFY WRESTLING RETURNS TO PORTLAND ON FEBRUARY 9TH!

Mark your calendars as Saturday, February 9th will be DEFY Wrestling’s return to the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon with DEFY SLAMTOWN. 

We will be bringing one of wrestling's biggest stars as John Morrison, also known from his recent appearance on the hit CBS SURVIVOR: David vs Goliath show. John will be going one-on-one with wrestling's anti-superstar, Darby Allin. Darby has been tearing up the independent scene for months now and was highly impressive during his fight that spilled out all across the Hawthorne Theatre when he fought Shane Strickland last year. 


The DEFY World Champion, Artemis Spencer will be making his Portland debut as he puts his championship on the line against Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Friedman who goes by the name MJF had a very impressive 2018, and he has started 2019 with a bang by signing a contract with the newly formed All Elite Wrestling. These two men met last year during a six-man tag team match in Seattle and since that moment have been urgently awaiting a singles match.

Also announced for February 9th may be the most anticipated match of the night. It's a match where both men have been extremely vocal about their dislike for one another. On one side of the ring, we have "the Baddest Man in Wrestling," SCHAFF. On the other side, we have veteran wrestler Hammerstone! Both of these men are heavy hitters, so if you're a fan of seeing heavyweights beat each other up this is the match for you!

One of Portland's favorite wrestlers, the Weirdo Hero from Kalamazoo Ravenous Randy Myers will be in action as well!

A limited number of general admission tickets are still available at the link below! Don't hesitate as our last four events have sold out!

Feature Photo by Amber Knecht | Use #SlamtownDEFY on social

WATCH 8X GP TAG FINALE ON NEW DEFYNOW

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WATCH 8X GP TAG FINALE ON NEW DEFYNOW

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch the crowning of the first ever DEFY TAG CHAMPIONS and the finale of the 8X TAG GP when AMERIKAN GUNZ battle BRODY KING and TYLER BATEMAN of VIOLENCE UNLIMITED. Plus, Cross vs. Puma King and more!

Classic Chhun vs. Carl Randers vs. Rosas

Puma King vs. Matt Cross

DEFY 8X TAG GP FINALS: Ethan HD and Mike Santiago (Amerikan Gunz) vs. Brody King and Tyler Bateman (Violence Unlimited)

Brought to you from DEFY CLUB Seattle Wrestling at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle

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 West Smith / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht

More videos from DEFY Wrestling


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VIDEO: WATCH SHANE STRICKLAND vs DARBY ALLIN

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VIDEO: WATCH SHANE STRICKLAND vs DARBY ALLIN

On this week’s DEFYonDEMAND THROWBACK watch SHANE STRICKLAND vs. DARBY ALLIN

DEFY Throwback Thursday: Shane Strickland vs Darby Allin from DEFY PDX I at The Hawthorne Theatre in Portland Oregon.

Shane Strickland will return to Seattle Washington on Saturday January 19th 2019 with "DEFY NEVER DIES: 2nd Anniversary" Tickets on sale at: DefyWrestling.com

Darby Allin will return to Portland Oregon on Saturday February 9th 2019 with "DEFY PDX 4: SLAMTOWN" Tickets on sale at: 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


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WATCH Tommy Dreamer & Randy Myers battle Violence Unlimited on new DEFYNOW

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WATCH Tommy Dreamer & Randy Myers battle Violence Unlimited on new DEFYNOW

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch when the innovator of violence TOMMY DREAMER teams with the Weirdo Hero RANDY MYERS to battle BRODY KING and TYLER BATEMAN of VIOLENCE UNLIMITED

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch when the innovator of violence TOMMY DREAMER teams with the Weirdo Hero RANDY MYERS to battle BRODY KING and TYLER BATEMAN of VIOLENCE UNLIMITED, plus JEFF COBB, SCHAFF, ALLIE, DANIKA - all on a brand new Episode of DEFYNOW!

Tommy Dreamer and Randy Myers vs. Brody King and Tyler Bateman (Violence Unlimited)

Allie vs. Danika Della Rouge

Jeff Cobb vs. Schaff

Brought to you from DEFY CLUB Seattle Wrestling at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle

Commentary by Rich Bocchini | Hosted by Steve Migs /

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

Additional Music by Vigil Wolves | www.vigilwolves.com

Poster Art Photography by West Smith / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht

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2019 Portland dates revealed!

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2019 Portland dates revealed!

DEFY returns to Hawthorne Theatre for more 2019 dates!

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DEFY Wrestling has come to an agreement with the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon to host more 21+ events in 2019. The new dates can be found below. Additional travel benefit offers are currently being worked on for those making the trip out to experience DEFY.

Saturday, February 9th (Tickets on Sale Now)

Saturday, June 15th

Saturday, August 24th

Saturday, December 14th


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Bocchini, Joey Ryan named Co-Hosts for DEFY NEVER DIES!

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Bocchini, Joey Ryan named Co-Hosts for DEFY NEVER DIES!

DEFYNOW commentator Rich Bocchini and Joey Ryan will co-host DEFY NEVER DIES

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DEFY’s 2nd Anniversary just landed two gust Co-Hosts as DEFYNOW’s Rich Bocchini and Joey Ryan will step in for Steve Migs to both ring announce and lead the DEFYANCE in getting LOUD.

Migs, who is the drummer for BRUISER BRODY has a show the same night as NEVER DIES and will return with PDX Slamtown as DEFY Host.

DEFY NEVER DIES is in Seattle at Washington Hall on January 19th and features SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky) vs TEAM DEFY (Shane Strickland, Randy Myers, Schaff), and DEFY Champion Artemis Spencer battles Dezmond Xavier, plus more!

Limited Standing Room Tickets are available for NEVER DIES (but will sell out). Get them now here


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2019 Seattle dates revealed!

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2019 Seattle dates revealed!

DEFY returns to their Seattle home of Washington Hall for 2019 dates!

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Randy Myers adorned in streamers. By. West Smith

DEFY Wrestling has come to an agreement with the Historic Washington Hall to remain as the Seattle home for 2019 21+ events. The new dates can be found below. Additional travel benefit offers are currently being worked on for those making the trip out to experience DEFY.

March 8 (Tickets on Sale Wednesday, January 9th)

May 10

July 26 & 27

November 30

In addition to these new dates, you can see DEFY back at Washington Hall on January 19th for DEFY NEVER DIES (tickets here) and February 9th in Portland at the Hawthorne Theatre (ticket info to be released soon)


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UPDATE: SWERVE CITY Podcast LIVE and Monteasy Concert hits Seattle on JAN 19

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UPDATE: SWERVE CITY Podcast LIVE and Monteasy Concert hits Seattle on JAN 19

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

Tickets on sale Monday, December 31st at 10am!!

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TICKETS ON SALE Monday, December 31st at 10am - Buy Here

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. This time, Monteasy will also perform an exclusive concert as well. 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

Doors open at 3pm and tickets are $20 with seating being first come, first serve

“Swerve and Teasy are incredibly hype to be announcing that the Swerve City 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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VIDEO: WATCH DEFYANCE UNITED on new DEFY NOW

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VIDEO: WATCH DEFYANCE UNITED on new DEFY NOW

On this week’s DEFYNOW watch when DEFY joined forces with the UK’s PROGRESS Wrestling for DEFYANCE UNITED

In a brand new DEFYNOW relive the summer spectacle that was DEFYANCE UNITED at The Historic Washington Hall in Seattle Washington.

Walter (C) vs. Schaff | Progress Championship Match

Shane Strickland (C) vs. Brian Cage | DEFY World Championship Match

Randy Myers vs. Jimmy Havoc

Artemis Spencer vs. King Khash

Brought to you from DEFYANCE UNITED at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle

Hosted by Melissa Santos / 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 West Smith & Mark Johnston / Edited by Nick Gattman / Opener by Luke Knecht


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