Welterweight Wrestling presents a first-of-its-kind event on Sunday, May 7, 2017, as we usher in a new era! The fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled, high-octane pro wrestling style you’ve grown to love hits a new breakthrough, as this generation’s version of the overlooked, underutilized “too small” athlete shines bright. Our welterweights are 185 and under and each and every one of them have the look, athletcism, and passion that make them ready to steal the show.
A pro wrestling Welterweight Champion will be crowned in an unpredictable one-night war of attrition, plus additional matches that showcase what the future pro wrestling athlete is doing today! Don’t miss your chance to be on the ground floor of something truly special, and be part of the atmosphere live as we broadcast the event around the world with a three-camera full HD 100% live presentation! It all emanates from Turners Hall in Cleveland, OH.
Get ready… we take flight 5-7-17!
We can now announce the main event for our inaugural Welterweight Wrestling event on May 7…. sort of. The main event will be a SEVEN man Elimination Scramble match to crown the first Welterweight Champion! Six men will be defeated and only one will be left at the end to be named champion and be presented the championship title belt by the legendary “Franchise” Shane Douglas! We’ll determine who advances to the title match via seven qualifying round matches held earlier in the event, as we start with the entire welterweight roster and narrow down to just one! Who will make history and become the first to wear Welterweight gold? Join us in Cleveland, OH or the FITE App on May 7 to find out!
It’s a battle of two of the loudest and boldest personalities rising up in pro wrestling. Kevin Bennett (Professional Wrestler) calls himself “The Remix” and backs it up in so many ways – an accomplished wrestler who holds wins over numerous wrestling stars known the world over, and an accomplished rapper/producer/audio engineer who has performed in concert opening for the likes of Three 6 Mafia and Aaron Carter! Meanwhile, Sammy Guevara has been setting the scene on fire down in his native Texas, competing against nearly every major star to come through the area, always bringing an in-your-face and unapologetic personality, the same personality that leads to him referring to himself as “Mr. Money’s Worth” and “The Best Ever”. Will Sammy see similar success in his first appearance in Cleveland, OH with the worldwide eyes of FITE TV watching? Or can Kevin Bennett put another impressive name on his own resume? One will advance to the main event to compete for championship glory!
Qualifying Match #6 of 7 sees two very divergent personalities collide as the “New Age Plague” Jason Gory meets the “Master of Snake Style” Ophidian The Cobra. Gory is all about spreading misery, pain and pestilence and his “Infect the World” mantra speaks of a large-scale to claim as many innocent victims as he can. If he can outlast the rest of the field of 15, he will indeed achieve his mission. Ophidian, however, is passionate about the competition of pro wrestling and brings a fun, festive unpredictability along with him wherever he goes, combined with a killer instinct and diverse hybrid of styles making him extremely difficult to prepare for. Ophidian has incredible body control and can utilize it in battle on a level few other are capable at matching, but Gory may be the best at using his own body as an offensive weapon. Who will advance to compete for the Welterweight Championship later that night in our Elimination Scramble main event?
Our fifth Welterweight Qualifying Round match sees the man known as “Trigger Trey”, Trey Miguel one-on-one with the one-time soccer star who has now discovered his Incan warrior roots, Rayo! Trey has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks for show-stealing performances all across the midwest, and may wind up becoming the most promising star to come out of Dayton before it’s all said and done. Rayo has impressed similarly over on the east coast, and his spiritual journey to become in-tune with his ancestors has only increased his focus and intensity. Only one man can advance to the Welterweight Championship Scramble at the end of the night and compete for ultimate glory!
Welterweight Wrestling will be the first place ever to host the Battle of the Aces as part of the Welterweight Wrestling iPPV on Sunday, May 7! Ace Austin has been turning heads and gaining supporters all over the northeast as he treats every match as a high-risk gamble, but almost always seems to hold the high card. Meanwhile, Ace Perry has forged a reputation as a “One Man Boy Band”, soft spoken and kind outside the ring, but with a physical bad boy side in the ring, and a dynamic energetic side that likes to have fun as well! They will meet one-on-one with the winner advancing to the 7-Man Championship Elimination Scramble to crown the first-ever Welterweight Champion on May 7!
It’s a battle between two California residents with vastly different views on the world in this Welterweight Championship Scramble Qualifying Match! Dylan Bostic aka “Swaggy D” is all about the world of celebrity and superficiality. He’d love to walk into a club or high-end socialite party with championship at hand, the center of attention and a star on the rise! Meanwhile, Ryan Kidd is a student of the game, having trained and studied in the US, Mexico, Japan, and across Europe. The Welterweight Championship would symbolize years of sacrifice and dedication finally paying off. Only one man can advance to the field of 7 that will battle for the title at the end of the night! Will May 7 be the day that one of these athletes’ careers changes forever?
Our third Welterweight Championship Qualifier features two more diverse personalities in a battle of ego vs. work ethic. Cam Zagami is quick to brag about his appearance alongside John Cena on Fox’s “American Grit” reality series, and is quick to brush off critics who speak out against his attitude, claiming he’s just “2 Cam 2 Give A Damn”. Meanwhile, Nate Wings, even in the land of the welterweights, is the smallest athlete on the roster. At just 5’3″ and 140 lbs, Nate defies the odds every day he’s in the wrestling business, and has stood up to challenges large and small, showing his merit in spite of victory or defeat. Could a man who has embodied the welterweight spirit for some time advance to the 7-Man main event to compete for the Welterweight Title or will Cam Zagami add another accolade to his resume and shut the door on Welterweight Wrestling’s feel good story?
The Welterweight Championship Qualifying Round has had a bit of a curve ball inserted into it, as one of the matches to determine the main event’s field of seven will NOT be one-on-one. It’ll be a one-fall sudden-death four way dance! A random draw has determined which four will get the unenviable task of having their odds of advancing drop from 50% down to 25%. Sonny Vice, the laid back party boy with a wild side to tough to tame in the amateur ranks, will be part of the field, as will Gavin Glass, the varsity sports superstar with a dangerous edge as he looks to become celebrated and heralded by peers once again. Rounding out the field are Sage Philips, who is competing in his first match back from a serious knee injury that has kept him on the shelf for six months and looking to make a huge statement upon his return, and Lee Moriarty, a young prodigy who has claimed to study the teachings of Bruce Lee, but has replaced the respect and discipline with a brash and braggadocios nature. Only one man can advance, first pinfall or submission wins, as one of these young athletes will move onto the main event and the seven-man Elimination Scramble for the Welterweight Championship!
It will be non-tournament action, but still with much at stake as perhaps the fastest rising team in the northeast, Tommy Grayson & Justin Parker Grayson are joined by their adviser, former ECW World Tag Team Champion and competitor for virtually every major promotion imaginable, “T Mizzle” Tony Mamaluke as they enter into battle against two very different sets of opponents in this one-fall contest. Shawn Phoenix & Alex Jordan have slipped under the radar in their young career but are ready for a break-out performance to get the wrestling world talking! Meanwhile, Crummels & Defarge already have begun turning heads, winning tag team championship gold in CHIKARA! Who will emerge victorious in the very first bout of the Welterweight tag team division?
Be there in person in Cleveland or watch LIVE from anywhere around the world via FITE! Visit Fite.TV or download the app today!
Hosted by: Joe Dombrowski & “The Franchise” Shane Douglas!
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