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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

2019 Portland dates revealed!

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2019 Portland dates revealed!

DEFY returns to Hawthorne Theatre for more 2019 dates!

Swerve vs. Aries at the Hawthorne Theatre | West Smith

Swerve vs. Aries at the Hawthorne Theatre | West Smith

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!

Randy Myers adorned in streamers. By. West Smith

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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LISTEN: The "most underrated wrestler" Artemis Spencer on MIGS vs TWOW

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LISTEN: The "most underrated wrestler" Artemis Spencer on MIGS vs TWOW

This week Migs chats with Artemis Spencer! 

Arty is wrestling Shane Strickland this Friday at DEFY Wrestling ON EDGE for the Defy Championship.  Migs chats with Arty about jumping off of balconies, working with Progress, being called the most underrated wrestler in the eyes of Jim Smallman, and how Arty helped pick up Migs spirits after an injury.  Buy Tickets

Arty on Twitter: @ArtySpence
Follow Migs: @ImSteveMigs

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Battling Rey Fenix | West Smith

Battling Rey Fenix | West Smith

Spencer at DEFY Dia De Los Muertos | West Smith

Spencer at DEFY Dia De Los Muertos | West Smith


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DEFY partners with KING5 and Northwest Harvest to help battle hunger!

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DEFY partners with KING5 and Northwest Harvest to help battle hunger!

DEFY Wrestling™ is excited to announce that we have partnered with King 5 News and Northwest Harvest to fight hunger and feed families in Washington State as a part of KING 5's Home Team Harvest 

Starting with December 15th's DEFY ON EDGE at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle, fans can find Northwest Harvest donation boxes at all DEFY Wrestling™ Washington State merch stations to easily donate food items and help battle hunger.

KING 5's 18th annual Home Team Harvest to benefit Northwest Harvest is underway. This year’s goal is to raise enough funds and donations to provide six million meals for families in need in Washington state. 


Over the last 18 years, Home Team Harvest has raised over 40 million meals – but we can’t stop there. Right now in Washington, 1 in 6 children lives in a household that struggles with hunger and 1 in 9 people are considered “food insecure.” For more information visit https://interactive.king5.com/home-team-harvest/


What should you bring to donate at DEFY ON EDGE? NW Harvest is able to buy white rice, beans, oats, pasta and tomato products in bulk, so they encourage the following donations (ranked in importance)

GENERAL FOOD ITEMS

    • Beef stew, chilli and similar meals with low salt/sugar/saturated fats

    • Canned fruit (especially low sugar)

    • Canned fish or meat

    • Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)

    • Brown rice

    • Whole grain pastas

    • Canned tomato sauces

    • Shelf-stable milk

INFANT AND BABY FOODS

    • Baby Formula

    • Jars of baby food

    • Powdered or canned milk

    • Infant cereal

    • Baby diapers

Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide 2 million meals every month and provide access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Their vision is ending hunger in Washington.

Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three a nutritious meal for just 67 cents. Every penny of their food and operating funds comes from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to food distribution. 

You can provide a monetary donation to Northwest Harvest online and find more information about King 5's Home Team Harvest visit https://interactive.king5.com/home-team-harvest/

For more information on Northwest Harvest visit https://www.northwestharvest.org/donate




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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


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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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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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.

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

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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2018 Seattle Dates Revealed!!

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2018 Seattle Dates Revealed!!

SAVE THESE DATES, DEFYANCE!

We are happy to announce our 2018 Seattle dates!  Check them out below, RSVP and join us at the Historic Washington Hall. Follow us @DefyNW on social for on sale announcements!

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WATCH: DEFY on IMPACT Wrestling

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WATCH: DEFY on IMPACT Wrestling

WATCH: DEFY Wrestling premieres on IMPACT

Last Thursday DEFY premiered on IMPACT Wrestling in the US on POP TV and internationally in 120 countries with a match from DEFY9 Yo! Defy Graps between Sami Callihan vs Randy Myers.

This broadcast kicks off a working relationship between DEFY and IMPACT that will see DEFY Wrestling events included for subscribers on the Global Wrestling Network, an over the top app, which for the first time will make DEFY events available for streaming on AppleTV and IOS devices. GWN features new and classic IMPACT / TNA content as well as select independent promotions. Currently, DEFY events will still be available through DefyOnDemand.com and partners such as HighSpotsNetwork, Demand Progress, CZW Studios, PCW on Demand and more but some tiering may apply in the future.

To subscribe or learn more about GWN please visit: https://globalwrestlingnetwork.com

IMPACT Wrestling is broadcasted in 120 Countries and has featured some the most prominent Wrestlers in the world during its 15 years of existence. Most recently, the "worldwide desperado" Sami Callihan joined the roster, teaming with the IMPACT Tag Champions (and old friends) Dave and Jake Crist better known as oVe "Ohio Versus Everything". Sami debuted at this year's Bound For Glory and has brought with him all of his trademark violence and anarchy he's known for around the world.

Ravenous Randy Myers hails from British Columbia, Canada and was trained by the Hart family. His charisma and passion immediately made him a DEFY fan favorite. A strong victory over indie darling Sammy Guevara at October's DEFYNOW earned Randy his shot to compete in this IMPACT match.

For late-breaking DEFY news; follow us on Twitter, and Facebook at @DefyNW

Please visit DefyWrestling.com for news, videos, and tickets to future events such as DEFYX Year One. DEFY Returns to the Historic Washington Hall on 2/2/18 with a huge main event when IMPACT Wrestling's MATT SYDAL challenges SHANE STRICKLAND for his DEFY Championship plus, the return of BRODY KING the debut of ACH, and JOEY JANELA!

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DEFY premieres on IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV

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DEFY premieres on IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV

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DEFY Wrestling premieres on IMPACT on POP TV this week!

We are happy to announce DEFY Wrestling will be featured in this week's edition of IMPACT Wrestling on Thursday, November 30th at 8pm PST on POP TV.

IMPACT Wrestling's Sami Callihan will take on DEFY favorite Randy Myers from a pre-recorded match at DEFY9 Yo! Defy Graps in front of a sold-out crowd at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle. DEFY encourages the DEFYANCE to watch live and tweet using the hashtag #DEFYonIMPACT

This broadcast kicks off a working relationship between DEFY and IMPACT that will see DEFY Wrestling events included for subscribers on the Global Wrestling Network, an over the top app, which for the first time will make DEFY events available for streaming on AppleTV and IOS devices. GWN features new and classic IMPACT / TNA content as well as select independent promotions. Currently, DEFY events will still be available through DefyOnDemand.com and partners such as HighSpotsNetwork, Demand Progress, CZW Studios, PCW on Demand and more but some tiering may apply in the future.

To subscribe or learn more about GWN please visit: https://globalwrestlingnetwork.com

IMPACT Wrestling is broadcasted in 120 Countries and has featured some the most prominent Wrestlers in the world during its 15 years of existence. Most recently, the "worldwide desperado" Sami Callihan joined the roster, teaming with the IMPACT Tag Champions (and old friends) Dave and Jake Crist better known as oVe "Ohio Versus Everything". Sami debuted at this year's Bound For Glory and has brought with him all of his trademark violence and anarchy he's known for around the world.

Ravenous Randy Myers hails from British Columbia, Canada and was trained by the Hart family. His charisma and passion immediately made him a DEFY fan favorite. A strong victory over indie darling Sammy Guevara at October's DEFYNOW earned Randy his shot to compete in this IMPACT match.

For late-breaking DEFY news; follow us on Twitter, and Facebook at @DefyNW

Please visit DefyWrestling.com for news, videos, and tickets to future events such as DEFYX Year One. DEFY Returns to the Historic Washington Hall on 2/2/18 with a huge main event when IMPACT Wrestling's MATT SYDAL challenges SHANE STRICKLAND for his DEFY Championship plus, the return of BRODY KING the debut of ACH, and JOEY JANELA!

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DEFY6 RESULTS with photos / Tacoma 8.3.17

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DEFY6 RESULTS with photos / Tacoma 8.3.17

DEFY Returned to the Temple Theatre in Tacoma with DEFY6 THE CRASH. Full results below. Photography by Skyler King


Six Man Tag Team Match

Ave Rex, La Avispa & Sonico defeat Big Jack, Carl Cunningham & Kate Carney


Singles Match

Jeff Cobb defeats Ethan HD


Tag Team Match

Clark Connors &  with Rebel Kel defeat Bat Boy & Derek Drexl


Singles Match

Desi De Rata defeats Cat Power


 

Singles Match

Flip Gordon defeats Mike Santiago


 

DEFY Championship Match

Shane Strickland (c) defeats Lio Rush

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Martin Stone advances as Defy #1 contender in new partnership with FEST Wrestling

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Martin Stone advances as Defy #1 contender in new partnership with FEST Wrestling

Courtesy Twitter

Courtesy Twitter

At last night's FEST Wrestling's event "X-Mas in July" in Gainesville, Florida - it was announced that Shane SWERVE Strickland will defend his DEFY Championship at FEST on SEPT 3rd (pending him getting through Lio Rush on August 3rd's DEFY Presents THE CRASH Lucha Libre in Tacoma, Wa. Tickets on sale now at DefyWrestling.com) Also last night, UK's Martin Stone beat out MR 450 to become the DEFY Championship #1 Contender.

This begins a working relationship with FEST Wrestling that will feature the DEFY Championship being defended at future FEST Wrestling events.

STRICKLAND vs. STONE happens on September 3rd - Follow FEST on Twitter @FestWrestling  for when tickets go on sale!

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