Every year, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), the West Coast’s most well known independent promotion, presents the Battle of Los Angeles (BOLA). Along with the DDT4 tag tournament, it’s one of their signature events, and the tournament brings in some of the biggest names in non-WWE wrestling every year.
The 2017 edition, the 13th annual, features 24 men who will compete over the first two nights of the tournament for a shot at Sunday’s quarterfinal & semi-final rounds, a berth in the Triple Threat final, and a chance to join past BOLA winners like Davey Richards, Kenny Omega, Low Ki, El Generico, Adam Cole, Ricochet, and Zack Sabre, Jr.
PWG is one of the few indies that doesn’t stream their shows online (they are good with quickly releasing DVDs, however), and tickets to see it live in Reseda, California sold out in minutes, but an event as big as BOLA deserves the live results treatment.
We’ll update those as they come after the 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern bell time, and you can check out Stage One results here, and Stage Two results here.
PWG keep their cards close to their vest for the final stages of the tournament, so in lieu of a match card, here are the twelve men who will compete in the quarterfinals—
- Dezmond Xavier
- Donovan Dijak
- Jeff Cobb
- Keith Lee
- Marty Scurll
- Matt Riddle
- Penta el Zero M
- Rey Fenix
- Sammy Guevara
- Travis Banks
- Zack Sabre, Jr.
Feel free to use the comments to discuss them before, during, or after the show!
2017 Battle of Los Angeles Quarterfinal Matches:
Ricochet over Dezmond Xavier by pinfall with King’s Landing.
Travis Banks over Marty Scurll by pinfall with a roll-up while Scurll was wasting time flapping his arms and calling for the crossface chickenwing.
Keith Lee over Donovan Dijak by pinfall with Ground Zero.
Rey Fenix over Zack Sabre, Jr. by pinfall, reversing a prawn hold into a pin of his own.
Jeff Cobb over Sammy Guevara by pinfaill with Tour of the Islands.
Matt Riddle over Penta el Zero M by submission with the Bromission.
2017 Battle of Los Angeles Semifinal Matches:
Ricochet over Travis Banks by pinfall with King’s Landing.
Keith Lee over Rey Fenix by pinfall with Ground Zero.
Jeff Cobb over Matt Riddle by pinfall with Tour of the Islands.
Non-tournament tag-team match: Chuck Taylor, Flamita, Joey Janela, Mark Haskins, & “Flash” Morgan Webster over Brian Cage, Jonah Rock, Sami Callihan, Trevor Lee, & WALTER by pinfall with an Awful Waffle from Taylor on Lee.
2017 Battle of Los Angeles Finals:
Jeff Cobb vs. Keith Lee vs. Ricochet
-Lee eliminates Cobb
-Ricochet eliminates Lee by pinfall with a roll-up, winning the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles.