Warrior Wrestling kickstarts a new tradition.
Warrior Wrestling has announced that they are starting the Champion’s Charity tradition this Saturday, January 22. For each show going forward, one of the Warrior Wrestling champions will choose a charity that has special meaning for them, and Warrior Wrestling will host a fundraiser activity to raise awareness for that cause and make a donation to that charity.
Warrior Wrestling issued the following:
Warrior Wrestling Announces New Tradition –
“The Champion’s Charity” to Debut in South Bend on 1/22
South Bend, IN (January 18, 2022) – Warrior Wrestling announced today that it will begin a new tradition called “The Champion’s Charity” starting this Saturday, January 22nd, in South Bend, Indiana. For each show going forward, one of the Warrior Wrestling champions will choose a charity that has special meaning for them, and Warrior Wrestling will host a fundraiser activity to raise awareness for that cause and make a donation to that charity.
The tradition begins this Saturday when we highlight Samaritans, a suicide prevention and mental health support network based in the United Kingdom.
To learn more about Will’s support for Samaritans, please check out this thread of his thoughts:
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) January 3, 2022
To learn more about Samaritans, visit www.samaritans.org
This Saturday in South Bend, we will raffle off an autographed 15” by 25” acrylic of the attached photo, which shows Will Ospreay holding the Warrior Wrestling Championship, RevPro’s undisputed Brith Heavyweight Championship, and the IWGP World Championship.
Raffle tickets will cost $5 in South Bend, and 100% of money collected will go to Samaritans.
In addition to our in-person auction, we will also hold a worldwide donation / raffle. Anyone anywhere in the world can go to our website www.WarriorWrestling.net and buy a raffle ticket for another signed acrylic. We will draw both the in-person winner and the worldwide winner at the show in South Bend this Saturday, January 22.
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Ospreay vs. Cage in South Bend
Champion Will Ospreay wore the Warrior Wrestling Championship Belt down the rampway of the Tokyo Dome ahead of his six-man tag team match with Jeff Cobb and Great O’Khan vs. Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, and Bushi in Night 1 of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 16. (Watch: https://www.instagram.com/p/CYTzOsmBeiI/)
This was the first time the Warrior title has been represented abroad and the first time an American independent promotion has had its championship belt represented at Wrestle Kingdom. This fulfills a promise Ospreay made to Warrior Wrestling fans after winning the title on December 12th at Warrior Wrestling 17 in Tinley Park, Illinois, when he vowed to bring the belt to the Tokyo Dome and declared that he is the standard for professional wrestling. (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSgUChtTOss&t=1s).
Ospreay defeated Blake Christian and then-champion Trey Miguel in a triple threat championship match to become Warrior Wrestling’s fourth champion on 12/12/21. (Watch highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJCk96xt8Qk) The replay of that event can be streamed on FITE TV (https://www.fite.tv/watch/warrior-wrestling-17/2paff/)
Warrior Wrestling also announced today that Ospreay will make his first Warrior Wrestling title defense in the promotion’s first show outside of the Chicago area when the company debuts in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday, January 22nd, in the Bendix Arena.
Ospreay will defend the title against AEW star Brian Cage, who was the inaugural Warrior Wrestling champion. Cage defeated Rey Mysterio, Sammy Guevara, Penta, Fenix, Jeff Cobb, Austin Aries, and Rich Swann in the first-ever 8-man War of Attrition Match at Warrior Wrestling 2 to be crowned the promotion’s first champion (Watch the full math FREE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtzh37W2370&t=44s). In his reign, Cage defeated Bandido, The Rascalz, Austin Aries, Wardlow, Michael Elgin, and ELP before surrendering the title due to injury in February 2020. Brian Cage has never been pinned or submitted in Warrior Wrestling, and besides one clean pinfall loss to Darby Allen on AEW Dynamite in January of 2021, no wrestler has been able to cleanly pin or submit Brian Cage in at least 5 years.
Ospreay vs. Cage is a first-time-ever, anywhere match. This championship contest will be one fall to a finish with no time limit.
Warrior Wrestling 18 in South Bend, Indiana, on January 22nd will also
– Dante Martin and Skye Blue vs. Kylie Rae and Isaias Velazquez
– New Japan Strong Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Anthony Henry
– Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Silas Young
– Mil Muertes vs. Beast Man
– Rohit Raju vs. Warhorse
– KC Navarro vs. Myron Reed
– Aramis defending the Warrior Wrestling Lucha Championship against Gringo Loco, Sam Adonis, ASF, and Drago Kid
Tickets are available at www.WarriorWrestling.net and start at $25. This is a family friendly event. Kids 16 and under are FREE to the GA section and to the VIP Fan Fest with a paying adult.
The VIP Fan Fest runs from 5:30 to 7:00 on 1/22. A $100 VIP Fan Fest ticket includes autographs and pictures with every single wrestler on the card. The Fan Fest ticket is separate from the show ticket, and both much be purchased.
Card is subject to change.
For more information on Warrior Wrestling, visit www.WarriorWrestling.net or contact Warrior Wrestling via email at WarriorWrestlingPromotions@gmail.com.