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Joey Janela replacing injured TK Cooper in PWG's BOLA

Due to an ankle injury that he suffered earlier this month, TK Cooper won't be able to compete in this year's Battle of Los Angeles.

PWG officially announced the news last night, with Joey Janela being confirmed as Cooper's replacement in the tournament. Janela will be taking on Sammy Guevara in place of Cooper on night two.

Cooper and Travis Banks (as the South Pacific Power Trip) were scheduled to face The Young Bucks in non-tournament action on night one, but that match is now off and The Young Bucks won't be appearing on the first night. They'll still be teaming with Kenny Omega against Penta El Zero M, Rey Fenix & Flamita on night two.

PWG tweeted that they hope to reschedule The Young Bucks vs. South Pacific Power Trip for a show when Cooper's injury has healed.

Cooper dislocated his ankle at PROGRESS Wrestling's show in New York on August 12th when doing a twisting dive off the top to the floor. Banks then continued against Tyler Bate & Trent Seven on his own after Cooper was forced out of the match.

Janela is a wrestler who has generated a lot of buzz this year, including for the "Joey Janela's Spring Break" show he put on with Game Changer Wrestling over WrestleMania weekend in Orlando.

The 2017 Battle of Los Angeles will take place on September 1-3 in Reseda, California. Here's the list of matches for the first two nights:

Night one --

  • Donovan Dijak & Keith Lee vs. Matt Riddle & Jeff Cobb (non-tournament match)
  • Flamita vs. Ricochet
  • Jonah Rock vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Matt Sydal vs. Penta El Zero M
  • Flash Morgan Webster vs. Marty Scurll
  • Rey Fenix vs. Rey Horus
  • Brian Cage vs. Dezmond Xavier

Night two --

  • Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Penta El Zero M, Rey Fenix & Flamita (non-tournament match)
  • Ricochet & Matt Sydal vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Marty Scurll (non-tournament match)
  • Keith Lee vs. WALTER
  • Mark Haskins vs. Travis Banks
  • Matt Riddle vs. Michael Elgin
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Sami Callihan
  • Donovan Dijak vs. Trevor Lee
  • Sammy Guevara vs. Joey Janela