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GCW announces revival of Jersey Championship Wrestling


Game Changer Wrestling has announced they have purchased the rights to Jersey Championship Wrestling, including the name and video library.

According to the press release, GCW promoter Brett Lauderdale will be reviving the JCW name with a relaunch event set for May 1 at the Showboat in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It will join GCW’s Ashes to Ashes event that will take place on the same day. Talent announcements will be made in the weeks prior to the event.

“GCW has developed a reputation for finding the ‘next’ big independent wrestling stars and introducing them to a national audience. This is something I am passionate about, and take a lot of pride in,” Lauderdale said in the press release. “Before GCW was GCW, it was JCW, and through its landmark event The Jersey J-Cup, numerous careers were made, changing the game for so many talented performers. As indie wrestling gears up for its return in 2021, I am proud to lead a team of motivated and passionate people that will bring JCW back and provide a platform for a generation of hungry young talents.”

Adam Abdalla, President of marketing agency Cultural Counsel and publisher of Orange Crush: The Journal of Art & Wrestling, will be partnering with Lauderdale on the revival.