This past weekend saw the fourth annual Scenic City Invitational Tournament, a 16-man indie tournament held in Tennessee, that saw one of last year’s finalists, Joey Lynch, win the trophy as the tournament’s eventual winner. Lynch had a hard fought path to the trophy, defeating Curt Stallion, PCO, Gary Jay, Fred Yehi and Corey Hollis along the way.
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The 31-year old native of Rossville, Georgia has been a Southern indie star for nearly a decade, training out of the Face 2 Face Wrestling School, run by WWE Superstar Heath Slater and WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long, who also features trainers Jason Kincaid, Ron Simmons and former WWE Women’s Champion Jazz. In 2013, he began working with Empire Wrestling Federation (EWE) in his home town, which was the original home for the Scenic City Invitational Tournament until EWE’s closure in 2016. He has since spent time with Anarchy Wrestling, ACTION Wrestling, Mucha Lucha Atlanta (MLA) and Southern Fried Championship Wrestling (SFCW), as well as appearances with EVOLVE, Carolina Wrestling Federation (CWF) Mid Atlantic, and Premier Wrestling Xperience (PWX).
He had WWE tryouts earlier this year and competed on 205 Live on June 12, competing as Steve Irby in a loss against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa. Joey Lynch becomes the fourth winner of the SCIT, joining previous winners Matt Riddle (2017), Gunner Miller (2016) and Jimmy Rave (2015).