GCW : The Collective

As a wrestling fan, you’ll be pleased to know there is more to see in Philadelphia during WrestleMania week beyond WrestleMania itself. One of the biggest independent wrestling companies in the world, GCW, is bringing its annual event, the Collective, to Philadelphia. The 2024 edition of the Collective will take place at the spacious and elegant Penn’s Landing Caterers (1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147). 

The Collective features 11 action-packed shows starting on Thursday, April 4th, and ending on Saturday, April 6th. This year’s event is expected to bring together some of the biggest independent wrestling companies from around the world, including DEFY, TJPW, and Progress, to offer wrestling fans a variety of wrestling styles and matches. 

If you’re interested in attending, there are still tickets available at (GCW TICKET), but hurry, as some events have already sold out. For those who cannot make it to South Philly, all 11 shows will be streaming live on FITE TV. 

The main event of the Collective, Joey Janela’s Spring Break, will take place on Friday at 8 pm. This annual event is a must-see for wrestling fans, featuring some of the biggest names in the wrestling world. 

The Collective is an amazing opportunity for wrestling fans to experience 11 can’t-miss events that bring together dream matchups that fans never thought were possible. It’s time to get ready for a week of non-stop wrestling action!

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DEFY:Thursday April 4th 11 AM

Defy Pro Wrestling, based in Seattle, is a thrilling showcase of athleticism and entertainment. Renowned for its top-tier talent and innovative storytelling, Defy Pro Wrestling pushes the boundaries of traditional wrestling norms. It fosters an inclusive atmosphere, welcoming fans from diverse backgrounds to experience its electrifying live events. Defy Pro Wrestling’s commitment to excellence and innovation makes it a standout in the vibrant wrestling scene of Seattle.

Match Card

Six Man Tag Team Three Way Match-C4XKC (Cody Chhun, Guillermo Rosas & KC Navarro) vs. Sovereign (Evan Rivers, Judas Icarus & Travis Williams) vs. Team Dragon Gate (Ben-K, Ho Ho Lun & Shun Skywalker)

DEFY Women’s Title Three Way Match-Vertvixen (c) vs. Trish Adora vs. Sawyer Wreck

Tag Team Match-CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) vs. Moonlight Express (MAO & Mike Bailey)

DEFY World Title Match-KENTA (c) vs. Gringo Loco

BLOODSPORT-Thursday April 4th 4 pm

Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport is a unique and intense blend of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, showcasing a no-nonsense approach to combat sports. Founded by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, Bloodsport strips away the theatrics and focuses on hard-hitting, submission-based action. Wrestlers compete in a ring with no ropes, aiming to defeat their opponents by knockout or submission. With its gritty atmosphere and emphasis on realism, Bloodsport offers a thrilling alternative for fans seeking raw and authentic competition in the world of professional wrestling. This year Blood Sport made headlines. When it was revealed that current WWE superstar Shayna Baszler will be competing at this event as well.

Match Card

Shayna Baszler vs. Masha Slamovich

Erik Hammer vs. Lou Nixon

Minoru Suzuki vs. Royce Isaacs

Josh Barnett vs. Johnny Bloodsport (John Hennigan)

Nic Nemeth vs. Mike Bailey

AKIRA vs. Matt Makowski

Axel Tischer vs. Timothy Thatcher

Takuya Nomura vs. Fuminori Abe

DDT Goes Philadelphia: Thursday April 4th 8 PM

DDT Pro-Wrestling is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion known for its eclectic mix of comedy, athleticism, and innovation. Founded in 1997, DDT has gained international recognition for its unconventional and entertaining approach to the sport. From absurd and humorous storylines to high-flying and technical in-ring action, DDT offers something for every wrestling fan. The promotion is famous for its signature events like the DDT Ultimate Party. Tts annual tradition of hosting dramatic matches in unique locations, including outdoor parks and even campgrounds. With a roster of diverse and talented performers, DDT Pro-Wrestling continues to push the boundaries of what professional wrestling can be, captivating audiences with its creativity and charm.

Match Card

DDT Universal Title Match-MAO (c) vs. Billie Starkz

Mike Bailey vs. Yuki Ueno

Andrew Everett vs. Tetsuya Endo

Daisuke Sasaki & KANON vs. Nick Wayne & Takeshi Masada

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Shunma Katsumata

Tag Team Match-Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos vs. Bryan Keith & Shota

Kazuki Hirata vs. Yoshihiko

GCW/JCW Vs. The World 2024: Thursday April 4th 11:59 PM

At GCW/Jersey Championship Wrestling Vs. The World 2024. The absolute best from GCW and JCW unite to confront an array of incredible talent from across the globe. This monumental event pits the combined forces of two powerhouse promotions against an onslaught of international challengers.

Match Card

Four Way Tag Team Match-MAO & Yoshihiko vs. Boisterous Behaviour (Leon Slater & Man Like DeReiss) vs. Los Macizos (Ciclope& Miedo Extremo) vs. Amboss (Icarus & Robert Dreissker)

Aigle Blanc vs. Jordan Oliver

Six Man Tag Team Match-1 Called Manders & Gahbage Daddies (Alec Price & Cole Radrick) vs. Astronauts (Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura) & Rina Yamashita

Six Man Tag Team Match-Los Desperados (Arez, Gringo Loco & Latigo) vs. Team Dragon Gate (Dragon Kid, Shun Skywalker & YAMATO)

JCW Title Match-Masha Slamovich (c) vs. Syuri

TJPW: Friday April 5th 11 AM

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (TJPW) is a vibrant and dynamic professional wrestling promotion based in Tokyo, Japan. Established in 2012, TJPW has quickly gained recognition for its unique blend of athleticism, colorful characters, and entertaining storylines. With a focus on women’s wrestling, TJPW showcases a diverse roster of talented performers who captivate audiences with their skill and charisma. Embracing the spirit of Japanese wrestling, TJPW combines hard-hitting action with elements of comedy and drama, creating an engaging experience for fans both in Japan and around the world. Through its commitment to innovation and inclusivity, TJPW continues to thrive as a leading force in the world of professional wrestling.

Match Card

Hyper Misao vs. Billie Starkz

Shoko Nakajima vs. Rhio

Raku & Yuki Aino vs. Viva Van & Yuki Kamifuku

Nao Kakuta & Zara Zakher vs. Arisu Endo & Suzume

Mizuki & Vertvixen vs. Max The Impaler & Pom HarajukuMaki Itoh & Miyu Yamashita vs. Miu Watanabe & Rika Tatsumi

Dolans Bar

Progress Wrestling :Friday April 5th 3 PM

PROGRESS, is a prominent professional wrestling promotion based in the United Kingdom. Established in 2011, PROGRESS has played a pivotal role in the resurgence of British wrestling, garnering acclaim for its gritty, hard-hitting style and innovative storytelling. With a focus on fostering homegrown talent while also showcasing international stars, PROGRESS events are characterized by their electric atmosphere and passionate fanbase. Embracing a punk rock ethos, PROGRESS pushes boundaries and challenges conventions, resulting in gripping matches and compelling narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide. As a trailblazer in the independent wrestling scene.

Match Card

Gene Munny & Session Moth Martina vs. BUSSY (Allie Katch & Effy)

Spike Trivet vs. Luke Jacobs

PROGRESS Women’s Title Match-Rhio (c) vs. Lana Austin

PROGRESS Tag Team Title Match-Cheeky Little Buggers (Alexxis Falcon & Charles Crowley) (c) vs. The Sunshine Machine (Chuck Mambo& TK Cooper) vs. SAnitY (Axel Tischer & Big Damo)

PROGRESS Atlas Title Match-Ricky Knight Jr. (c) vs. YOICHI

PROGRESS World Title Match-Kid Lykos (c) vs. Man Like DeReiss

Joey Janela’s Spring Break 8:Friday April 5th 7 PM

Joey Janela’s Spring Break 8 is an annual professional wrestling event that pushes the boundaries of the sport with its unique blend of spectacle and athleticism. Hosted by independent wrestling star Joey Janela, the event is renowned for its eclectic lineup of talent, unconventional matchups, and vibrant atmosphere. Since its inception, Spring Break has become a highlight of the WrestleMania weekend festivities, drawing fans from around the world eager to witness the unpredictable action and memorable moments that unfold in the ring. With its irreverent spirit and emphasis on creativity, Joey Janela’s Spring Break 8 continues to captivate audiences and solidify its reputation as a must-see event in the world of independent wrestling.

Match Card

Gringo Loco vs. Dralistico

Matt Cardona (w/Jimmy Lloyd & Steph De Lander) vs. Blue Pain

Danhausen & Ram Kaicho vs. Maki Death Kill (Maki Itoh & Nick Gage)

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) & Kerry Morton vs. The East West Express(Jordan Oliver & Nick Wayne) & Mike Bailey

Dragon Gate Classic (Dragon Kid, Kzy & YAMATO) vs. Reiwa New Generation (Ben-K, Kota Minoura & Shun Skywalker)

Masato Tanaka & Minoru Suzuki vs. Masha Slamovich & Rina Yamashita

I Quit Match-Effy vs. Mance Warner

GCW World Title Match-Blake Christian (w/Shane Mercer) (c) vs. Joey Janela (w/Missy Hyatt)

GCW For The Culture 2024: Friday April 5th 11:59 PM

Its just a wrestling event; it’s a celebration of Black culture and excellence in the ring. With a lineup that puts Black wrestlers in the spotlight, this event serves as a powerful platform for showcasing their talents and contributions to the wrestling world. It is a chance to see wrestlers displaying their skills, telling their stories, and representing their heritage with pride. From electrifying entrances to hard-hitting matches, For The Culture embodies the resilience, creativity, and diversity of the Black community. It’s a moment to honor the pioneers who paved the way and inspire the next generation of Black wrestlers to shine. In the ring and beyond, For The Culture is a reminder of the richness and vibrancy of Black culture in wrestling and beyond.

Match Card

Four Way Tag Team Match-The Mane Event (Duke Davis & Ganon Jones Jr.) vs. Kings Of The District (Eel O’Neal & Jordan Blade) vs. Thick ‘N’ Juicy (Brooke Valentine & Faye Jackson) vs. Killionaires Club (J Boujii & PB Smooth)

Scramble Match-Joseline Navarro vs. Mazzerati vs. Janai Kai vs. Jada Stone vs. Tiara James vs. Maya World

Team Dolla (AJ Francis, Isaiah Broner, Keita, Mr. Danger & Terry Yaki) vs. Team Myron (Calvin Tankman, Darian Bengston, Devon Monroe, Myron Reed & Ruckus)

2 Cold Scorpio vs. Jah-C

Sonny Kiss vs. Man Like DeReiss

Singles Match (Special Guest Referee: Darius Lockhart)-Darius Carter vs. Billy Dixon

Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Title Match-Suge D (c) vs. Alex Kane

GCW Effy’s Big Gay Brunch 9: Saturday April 5th 11 AM

GCW Effy’s Big Gay Brunch 9 is a groundbreaking event in the world of professional wrestling, celebrated for its celebration of LGBTQ+ representation and inclusivity. Hosted by the charismatic wrestler Effy, this annual extravaganza brings together a diverse lineup of talent from across the wrestling community to showcase their skills and entertain fans in an atmosphere of pride and acceptance. With its vibrant energy and emphasis on diversity, Effy’s Big Gay Brunch 9 provides a platform for LGBTQ+ performers to shine while also promoting solidarity and unity within the wrestling community. As a beacon of progress and acceptance, this event continues to make a profound impact on both the wrestling world and the broader cultural landscape.

Match Card

Devon Monroe vs. Rico Gonzalez vs. Aaron Rourke vs. Monomoth

Team Parrow (Adriel Noctis, Angelo Carter, Juni Underwood, Keita & Parrow) vs. Team Pollo (Alex Maze, Don’t Die Miles, Karam, RBJ & Ziggy Haim) (w/Pollo Del Mar)

Max The Impaler vs. Karam

Edith Surreal & Jamie Lynn Senegal vs. The Runway (Calvin Couture & Tyler Klein)

Dirty Breeze (Breeze & Dirty Dango) vs. BUSSY (Allie Katch & Effy)

Dark Sheik vs. Sonny Kiss

GCW Ultraviolent Title Match-Rina Yamashita (c) vs. Billy Dixon

GCW Vs. TJPW:Saturday April 6th 2:30 PM

It’s the collision of two wrestling worlds you won’t want to miss. With GCW’s hardcore intensity meeting TJPW’s dynamic flair, this event promises to be one for the books. Get your snacks ready, clear your schedule, and prepare for a Saturday night packed with non-stop action and surprises in the ring. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for some entertainment, this is one event you’ll definitely want to tune in for!

Match Card

Pom Harajuku vs. Suzume

Session Moth Martina vs. Raku

Dark Sheik vs. Yuki Kamifuku

Hyper Misao vs. Steph De Lander

Shazza McKenzie vs. Arisu Endo

Mizuki & Nao Kakuta vs. Allie Katch & Sawyer Wreck

Billie Starkz & Janai Kai vs. Hakuchumu (Miu Watanabe & Rika Tatsumi)

Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Aino vs. Maki Itoh, Masha Slamovich & Rina Yamashita

GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break: Cluster$uck Forever:Saturday April 6th 11:59 PM

GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break: Clusterfuck Forever is like the wildest party in town but with wrestling thrown into the mix. Hosted by the legendary Joey Janela, it’s a no-holds-barred event where chaos reigns supreme and anything goes. You’ve got a bunch of wrestlers from all walks of life, crazy matchups, and surprises around every corner. It is the kind of show where you never know what you’re gonna get, but you’re guaranteed a good time. From jaw-dropping moves to hilarious moments, Clusterfuck Forever is all about letting loose and having a blast. It’s like the ultimate wrestling party that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Match Card

GCW Tag Team Title Punjabi Prison Match

Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku) (c) vs. Jacob Fatu & Zilla Fatu vs. The Bollywood Boyz(Gurv Sihra & Harv Sihra) vs. Los Macizos (Ciclope & Miedo Extremo)

Clusterfuck Battle Royal

Joey Wood
Joey Wood

Joe Wood was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. A dedicated father of 2, a boy and a girl. Who is a lifelong Philadelphia 4 for 4-er. Joe found a passion for Professional wrestling from a young age thanks to his father, who took him to live events. Currently, Joe is studying at Full Sail University to achieve his bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and media. Once completed, he hopes to be able to cover sports full-time.



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