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"EL P is acting like a little punk." Artemis Spencer on declining EL P's challenge

"EL P is acting like a little punk." Artemis Spencer on declining EL P's challenge

EL P crashed DEFANCE FOREVER | West Smith

EL P crashed DEFANCE FOREVER | West Smith

"He's almost like a little brother to me, ya know? And, right now, I think he's acting like a little punk."

- Artemis Spencer on El P


Last month in Tacoma, the capacity crowd had their fill of shocking moments during DEFYANCE FOREVER. Not least of which was the stunning DEFY Championship match, which saw Schaff dethrone reigning kingpin and indie stand-out Artemis Spencer.


During his time as DEFY Champ, Artie represented DEFY around the world, defending his title a crushing 10 times and by this Fall will have competed in some of the most prestigious tournaments in all of Wrestling, Progress' Super Strong Style 16, the DEFY SUPER 8XGP (which he won), and PWG's BOLA.

The 2019 SUPER 8XGP Semi-Final victory over Matt Cross | West Smith

The 2019 SUPER 8XGP Semi-Final victory over Matt Cross | West Smith

During his reign in DEFY, Artemis' rising star hadn't gone unnoticed, and earlier in the card, on the very same night as his defeat, the Temple Theatre was granted witness to a run-in, mugging (of Jordan Oasis and Kevin Cook during their match) and open challenge by Bullet Club stand-out and fellow Canadian, Artie's old friend...El Phantasmo.

EL P challenges Artemis Spencer to a match in DEFY after trashing Tacoma | West Smith

EL P challenges Artemis Spencer to a match in DEFY after trashing Tacoma | West Smith

The Masked Dudes Of Doom | 2008

The Masked Dudes Of Doom | 2008

"We literally grew up together, Riley (El P) and me, I mean I kinda even used to pick on him...I even got him into Wrestling, and it just so happens he has become one of the best, one of the best in the world, but I see the stuff he's tweeting and how he's acting out and I don't like it at all. It's not okay."

- Artemis Spencer

ECCW Clash of The Titans | 2015

ECCW Clash of The Titans | 2015

In 2017, paths diverged. Artemis, suffered a debilitating workplace injury when his foot was crushed by heavy machinery, leaving him on the injured list and convincing him at the time he'd never return to Wrestling again. While El P, frustrated by lack of opportunity and restless, broke out of the Canadian scene to start a new life in the UK, wrestling extensively for companies like Progress, and Rev Pro, he'd find success and big matches quick to come.


Just about two years later, Artemis is one of North America's biggest stars and DEFY Champion, El P attracts attention from the brass of NJPW and becomes one of Wrestling's brightest stars and controversial personality. Then enter DEFYANCE FOREVER, where their paths converge once again as El P comes home to the Northwest with a significant chip on his shoulder. Looking for showcase matches to cement his belief he's the best in the Northwest. Aiming first for his old friend Artemis Spencer.

"When he challenged me, I thought, that's just not right. You don't run into a company (DEFY) that's like my home, attack a couple of young Wrestlers while they're getting their showcase moment on a big show, and then tell me what to do, to challenge me. He's totally forgotten where he's come from and he's forgotten who he's talking to. I don't accept his challenge. Win a match in DEFY first then talk to me. El P, I don't accept your challenge." - Artemis Spencer

Despite the unknowns accompanied by El P's return to the Northwest and debut in DEFY, former champion Artemis Spencer, will not be facing him at DOOMSAYER on September 27th in Seattle. He will instead take a short break from competition in DEFY after BOLA to rest and heal after completing a stunning DEFY record of 15 wins 2 losses.

El P debuts in DEFY at DOOMSAYER in Seattle on September 27th. It's 21 and over with full bar and food at the Historic Washington Hall. Tickets are on sale now with very limited seating still available HERE


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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