Speedball Mike Bailey is replacing Phillip Five Skulls in the Battle of Los Angeles tournament.
PWG announced that Five Skulls has decided to “retire from professional wrestling”, and as a result, Bailey has been added to the tournament.
Bailey competed in PWG in 2015 and 2016, competing in the 2015 Battle of Los Angeles. He made it to the finals but lost out to winner Zack Sabre Jr.. In February 2016, he defeated Evil Uno at PWG’s Bowie. The following month, he was arrested trying to enter the United States in order to compete at an Evolve event and was banned from entering the United States for the next five years. He was in the process of obtaining a visa through CZW at the time, but the process was moving slowly.
Bailey signed with Impact Wrestling in October and made his debut for the company at the Hard to Kill preshow this past weekend where he defeated Ace Austin, Chris Bey, and Laredo Kid in a four-way match.