GCW Homecoming Part 2 (07/25/21)
Game Change the fight‘s Reunion weekend continue with GCW Homecoming Part 2. The Showboat will see its second consecutive night of independent wrestling action, including stars from other promotions as well. The night before, viewers saw two defended championships, along with a fair amount of violence and hunger from the stars involved in the show. Part 2 doesn’t look any different, picking up where Saturday’s action left off. Whether you’re planning to catch the show live or watch from the comfort of your home, here’s a rundown of the action to expect.
Full GCW Homecoming Part 2 Map
- heckling vs. Calvin tankman
- Jonathan gresham vs. Starboy Charlie
- Chris Dickinson vs. Cezar Bononi
- Jordan olivier vs. Jack’s wheel
- Second gear crew (Mance Warner and Matthew Justice) vs. Ninja mack and Dante Leon
- Penelope Ford vs. Allie Katch
- Joey janela vs. Atticus Cogar
Pure Wrestling is coming to GCW
Making his first GCW appearance in almost a year is hot Ring of honor starring Jonathan Gresham. As the reigning pure ROH champion, Gresham adheres to the “Pure Wrestling” style code, upholding what has been a proven tradition in the company. “The Octopus” won the title last October, surpassing Tracy williams in the final of the ROH Pure Championship Tournament. He also found allies in The foundation, a group that includes not only Gresham but Williams, Rhett titus, and 2x ROH world champion Deadly Jay. Their goal is simple: to bring Ring of Honor back to its roots. Gresham’s time in GCW, however, is just plain interesting. He started making appearances in 2019. His most recent dates back to last October, when he beat Lee moriarty To Joey Janela’s Spring Break 4. GCW Homecoming Part 2 can also be seen as a “homecoming” for the Code of Honor devotee.
TO GCW Homecoming Part 2, Gresham is set to fight Starboy Charlie, a young man who has been making waves since he first appeared for the promotion last year. It wasn’t until 2021 that the high-flying newcomer started to catch fire, as evidenced by his fights against Chris Dickinson, Tony Deppen, Lio rush, and others. It’s also worth noting that Charlie will be entering this show after a match against Marko waterfall the day before. Simply put, the California native has his work cut out for him. Securing a victory over the ROH Pure Champion, as well as a competitor as hungry as Gresham, will not be easy. Nonetheless, it would prove to be a step in Charlie’s proverbial belt as the young star, who is not even 20, continues to make a name for herself.
The Wingman debuts at Homecoming Part 2
GCW Homecoming Part 2 will be a night of premieres. Case and point, Cezar Bononi, who All the elite struggles fans may know him, will make his Game Changer Wrestling debut this Sunday. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Bononi began wrestling independently in his home country in 2014, specifically for the Brazilian Wrestling Federation. It was here that he became BWF Rei Do Ringue champion. The following year, he was recruited by Global wrestling entertainment. From there he worked several NXT matches, even claiming a victory over another AEW star Andrade El Idolo. In April 2020, Bononi reportedly left the company and would head to AEW later that summer. Currently he is part of the group known as Wingers, which also includes Ryan nemeth, JD Drake, and “Pretty” Peter Avalon. TO GCW Homecoming Part 2, however, Bononi enters The Showboat solo.
The mustached powerhouse has its work cut out for it this Sunday, as it takes on “The Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson. Unlike Bononi, Dickinson has been a staple of GCW, since 2018. His GCW record, throughout 2021, has also been impressive. Of the 11 games he played in promotion, he won 8. It should also be noted that like Gresham, Dickinson is a star of the ROH. To be more precise, not only is he a member of VLNCE UNLTD, alongside Tony Deppen, Brody king, and Homicide, but he’s half of the ROH tag team world champions alongside the latter. “The Dirty Daddy” made an impression everywhere he went and his explosive attack against Bononi’s strength-based approach should make for an entertaining hoss fight. Keep an eye on this fight.
A meeting for the first time in the Main Event
To say that Joey Janela had a hard time would be an understatement. Those who watch AEW programming, especially Dark AEW and Dark: Elevation, will have seen the trajectory of “The Bad Boy” know its ups and downs. Even its link with Sonny Kiss, his team partner and close friend, went through hardships. However, from their appearance on Dr Britt Baker, DMDIn the waiting room, Janela and Kiss seemed to have sorted things out. Janela’s troubles don’t end there, however, as he has found himself in the crosshairs of “Silver Teeth Satan” himself, Atticus Cogar. Think back to GCW you only die once; in the opening match, “The Bad Boy” defeated Ninja mack before taking the mic to address fans in Dallas, Texas.
While he was doing so, Janela was attacked from behind by Cogar, who planted the AEW star with a headlock driver. From there, in a way only Cogar could do, he rammed a handful of skewers into Janela’s skull. If their match at GCW Homecoming Part 2 had no heat before, it certainly is after the events in Texas. What is most interesting about this match is that it will be a first meeting. Janela has had her run-ins with the 44OH, in particular former GCW world champion Rickey shane, sometime in 2021. However, this will be the first time he has shared a ring with Cogar. Who will emerge victorious from this inevitably heated match? Watch the show this Sunday to find out.
GCW Homecoming Part 2 will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey July 25, 2021.
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