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GCW Announces Purchase of Jersey Championship Wrestling, Revival Event On May 1 (Updated)

Game Changer Wrestling has acquired Jersey Championship Wrestling (JCW), and it will bring the promotion back with an event on May 1.

Here’s the official press release:

NEW JERSEY, MARCH 14, 2021 – Game Changer Wrestling today announced the purchase of the rights to the Jersey Championship Wrestling (JCW) brand and video library from their original owner, Ricky O.

Effectively immediately, Game Changer Wrestling promoter Brett Lauderdale will be reviving JCW, the lineal predecessor to GCW, with a relaunch event on May 1, 2021 at the Showboat in Atlantic City, NJ at 3 PM, joining Game Changer Wrestling’s “Ashes to Ashes” for a doubleheader. JCW’s return will be broadcast LIVE and FREE on YouTube.

Partnering with Lauderdale on the Jersey Championship Wrestling revival is Adam Abdalla, President of New York-based arts & entertainment marketing agency Cultural Counsel and publisher of Orange Crush: The Journal of Art & Wrestling.

Jersey Championship Wrestling, which rebranded as  Game Changer Wrestling in 2015, was a breeding ground for such stars as Joey Janela, Chris Dickinson, Santana, Ortiz and many more. The relaunched JCW, like the original, will bring together the best young independent stars in the Tri-State area with their counterparts from around the country.

“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,” said GCW owner Brett Lauderdale. “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.”

Talent announcements for May 1st will be made over the next few weeks.

Follow Jersey Championship Wrestling on Twitter at @JerseyCW for all the latest news.

Update: On March 21, Jersey Championship Wrestling officially announced that it will return on May 1. The event will begin at 3 p.m. EST as part of a doubleheader with Game Changer Wrestling.

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