The eighth entrant in the PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2022 tournament has been announced.
PWG World Champion Bandido will take part in the 2022 BOLA. The promotion made the official announcement tonight on Twitter. Battle of Los Angeles will take place on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Bandido joins JONAH, Alex Shelley, Kevin Blackwood, Lio Rush, Black Taurus, Daniel Garcia and Jack Cartwheel in the tournament lineup. Bandido has held PWG's World title since December 2019 and is the longest-reigning World Champion in the company's history, that fact aided by PWG not being able to run events in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bandido was forced to vacate the ROH World Championship just prior to Final Battle on December 11 following a positive COVID-19 test. Jonathan Gresham then won the vacant title by defeating Jay Lethal in the main event of that show.