PWG has announced the first three competitors for the 2019 Battle of Los Angeles tournament, set to take place from September 19-21st.
The first entrant will be none other than the Spanish sensation A-Kid, making his BOLA debut. The 22-year-old star gained a ton of notoriety earlier this year for a match against Zack Sabre Jr. for the White Wolf promotion in Spain, that created enough buzz online to be seen by Dave Meltzer, who awarded it a “five star” rating in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The second competitor is Ring of Honor’s submission specialist Jonathan Gresham! The Octopus is hot off his stand-out performance in the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors. He made his PWG debut earlier this year, and more recently challenged Jeff Cobb for the PWG title at Mystery Vortex VI.
Finally, Canada’s Artemis Spencer will be making his PWG debut as the third entrant announced so far. The 33-year veteran has been wrestling since 2002, mostly in British Columbia, but has been gaining a bit more exposure recently with matches for PROGRESS in the Super Strong Style 16 tournament, while breaking into the U.S. more with the DEFY promotion in Washington.
The rest of the 2019 BOLA field, expected to be 24 wrestlers in total, will be announced over the course of the next few weeks.