This Month in Indie Wrestling: PWG, John Morrison, and a Female Heavyweight Champion

Here is a quick breakdown of the events being brought to you by the major Indie promotions this month, as well as the matches announced to date:

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

January 12 - DDT4: Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's Annual Tag Team Spectacular! - Reseda, CA

  • DDT4 First Round Tag Team Match: The Briscose Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) vs. Willie Mack & Kevin Steen
  • DDT4 First Round Tag Team Match: DojoBros (Eddie Edwards & Roderick Strong) vs. Future Shock (World Champion Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly)
  • DDT4 First Round Tag Team Match: The Inner-City Machine Guns (Ricochet & Rich Swann) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
  • DDT4 First Round Tag Team Match: The Unbreakable Fucking Machines (Brian Cage & Michael Elgin) vs. World Tag Team Champions Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno & Stupefied)
  • DDT4 Semifinals and Finals: (TBD)
  • Non-Tournament Knock-Out or Submission Only Match (Part of Best out-of-3 series for shot at PWG World Championship): Sami Callihan (1-0) vs. Drake Younger


Dragon Gate USA

January 25 - Santa Maria, CA:

  • John Morrison vs. Akira Tozawa

January 26 - Huntington Park, CA:

  • Tag Team Dream Match: The Young Bucks vs. Jimmy Susumu & Ryo Saito
  • Singles Dream Match: Sami Callihan vs. Akira Tozawa
  • New Stars Coming To LA - Rematch Of Jeff Peterson Cup Finals: AR Fox vs. Samuray Del Sol

January 27 - Huntington Park, CA:

  • The Main Event: The Young Bucks vs. Akira Tozawa & AR Fox
  • Special Attraction Match: Sami Callihan vs. Jimmy Susumu


Ring of Honor

January 25 - TV Tapings - Baltimore, MD

Matches signed:

  • ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Briscoes vs Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander
  • ROH World TV Championship: Adam Cole vs BJ Whitmer
  • The Self-Proclaimed Icon: Matt Hardy, will be in Action
  • Women of Honor: MsChif vs Athena
  • "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis & Brutal Bob
  • 4-Team Tag Team Gauntlet
  • 2013 Top Prospect Tournament:
    • Participant #1: ACH
    • Participant #2: "God's Gift" QT Marshall
    • Participant #3: Silas Young
    • Participant #4: Mike Sydal
    • Participant #5: Tadarius Thomas
    • Participant #6: Matt Taven

Signed to Appear:

  • Current ROH World Champion Kevin Steen
  • S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino)
  • Roderick Strong
  • "Outlaw" Charlie Haas
  • "Man Beast" Rhino
  • Rhett Titus
  • "American Wolf" Davey Richards
  • "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards
  • Jay Lethal
  • Bobby Fish
  • Kyle O'Reilly
  • Tadarius Thomas

January 18 - Dearborn, MI

Matches Signed:

  • ROH World Tag Team Championship: Jay & Mark, The Briscoes vs The American Wolves ("Die Hard" Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards)
  • Proving Ground Match: ROH World TV Champion, Adam Cole vs Jimmy Jacobs
  • Grudge Match: Jay Lethal vs Steve Corino, "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs "Man Beast" Rhino

Signed to Appear:

  • Current ROH World Champion Kevin Steen
  • Roderick Strong
  • "Outlaw" Charlie Haas
  • Kyle O'Reilly
  • Tadarius Thomas

January 19 - Milwaukee, WI

Matches signed:

  • DEFY or DENY: ROH World Champion Kevin Steen vs "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards vs Roderick Strong vs "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
  • Grudge Match: "American Wolf" Davey Richards vs Kyle O'Reilly
  • Special Challenge: The Self-Proclaimed Icon, Matt Hardy vs BJ Whitmer
  • Six-Man Tag Team Grudge Match: ROH World Tag Team Champions, The Briscoes & Jay Lethal vs SCUM (Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs) & Rhino

Signed to Appear:

  • Current ROH World TV Champion Adam Cole
  • "Outlaw" Charlie Haas
  • Tadarius Thomas


Anarchy Championship Wrestling

January 20 - Guilty by Association 7

  • The Godfather of Anarchy's Final Match: Scot Summers vs Jerry Lynn
  • Anarchy Heavyweight Championship: Darin Childs w/ Machiko vs Rachel Summerlyn
  • World Hardcore Championship: ACH vs Matthew Palmer
  • Anarchy Televised Championship: Davey Vega vs Shawn Vexx
  • Tag Team Championship: The Electric Company vs Joj Bravo & Angel Blue
  • U-30 Championship: Bolt Brady vs Carson
  • Tag Team Action: The Submission Squad vs Barrett Brown & A Mystery Partner
  • Tag Team Action: A Lil Crazy vs Hawk & Starks


That's the run down of the major Indie events running this month. Chikara's first event of the new year will be in February. If you feel there is an event I missed, or just want to give a shout out to your local Indie, say so in the comments.






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