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PWG reveals first round matchups for 2018 Battle of Los Angeles

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has revealed the first round matchups for this year's Battle of Los Angeles.

The opening round will take place over the first two nights before the tournament concludes on night three. There have also been a few non-tournament matches announced, with WALTER & Timothy Thatcher teaming against Ilja Dragunov & Shingo Takagi on night one, Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus facing CIMA, Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz on night two, and Xavier & Wentz defending their PWG Tag Team titles against Pentagon Jr. & Fenix on night three.

WALTER & Thatcher are regular tag team partners as Ringkampf but will meet on night two in a first round match. On night one, 50-year-old Pierre Carl Ouellet (Quebecer Pierre and Jean-Pierre LaFitte in the WWF) will make his PWG debut against Brody King in the first round. PCO has generated a lot of buzz on the indies following his match against WALTER at Joey Janela's Spring Break II over WrestleMania weekend.

BOLA 2018 will take place at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles from September 14-16. The full card for night three won't be announced until after the first two shows.

Here are the matches that have been announced (all are tournament matches unless otherwise noted):

Night one (September 14) --

  • Non-tournament match: WALTER & Timothy Thatcher vs. Ilja Dragunov & Shingo Takagi
  • PCO vs. Brody King
  • CIMA vs. Jody Fleisch
  • Bandido vs. T-Hawk
  • Joey Janela vs. David Starr
  • Flamita vs. Puma King
  • Rey Horus vs. Adam Brooks

Night two (September 15) --

  • Non-tournament match: Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus vs. CIMA, Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz
  • WALTER vs. Timothy Thatcher
  • Travis Banks vs. Shingo Takagi
  • Ilja Dragunov vs. Jonah Rock
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Darby Allin
  • DJ Z vs. Robbie Eagles
  • Chris Brookes vs. Trevor Lee

Night three (September 16) --

  • Non-tournament match: PWG Tag Team Champions The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) defending against The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix)