September 29th marks the highly anticipated return of DEFY Wrestling to Seattle as the company presents, DEFY 8: KINGS AMONG MEN. This star-studded event will be topped by two huge main events!

Returning is the DEFY Champion, “King of Swerve” Shane Strickland who has been successfully defending his championship around the globe and may be heading into his toughest challenge to date as he faces former UFC Fighter and one of wrestling’s hottest newcomers, Matt Riddle.

DEFY 8's second main event comes with the return of former WWE Intercontinental Champion John Hennigan. The man is known by many different names including John Morrison, Johnny Mundo or as recently seen on IMPACT Wrestling, Johnny Impact! His return will be met by his biggest test to date as he defends his Pacific Coast Wrestling Heavyweight title against former Olympian, the Hawaiian strongman Jeff Cobb!

Another championship will be defended September 29th when Pacific Coast Wrestling Light Heavyweight Champion Douglas James defends his gold against the Ravenous one, Randy Myers. This will be both wrestlers debut for DEFY Wrestling and are planning to make a huge impression on the Defyance.

Possibly the most anticipated event of the evening is the triple threat match involving Taya Valkyrie taking on Nicole Matthews and DEFY Tacoma Cup winner Christina Von Eerie who will be accompanied by her husband Scotty Mac. With three of the best wrestlers in one match, we can guarantee these women will tear the house down.

Also making his debut to DEFY is Brody King who will be colliding with Big Jack Cunningham in a battle of super heavyweights. In tag team action the Amerikan Gunz, Mike Santiago and Ethan HD will be locking up with the Hungarian brothers the Vörös Twins! Also in action will be Carl “Catch” Cunningham, Rebel Kel, Clark Connors and more!

A pre-show VIP meet and greet will start the night out. And there will be an afternoon wrestling seminar hosted by Matt Riddle. For more information on VIP tickets or how to attend the seminar email

Bell time is at 8pm with VIP early entry at 7pm. This event is 21 & over with ID. CHICAGO WEST food truck will be park outside the venue and alcohol & beverages will be served inside Washington Hall. 

Tickets are available at or can be purchased the night of the event at Washington Hall 153 14thAve, Seattle WA 98122