Earlier tonight, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) announced that their California debut show, Joey Janela’s LA Confidential, on November 16 at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles, was on the verge of selling out. With just under a month to go to the event – and with only three actual matches announced – a New Jersey based indie was on the verge of selling out their West Coast debut.
Joey Janela's LA Confidential is about to sell out…
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Joey Janela's LA Confidential
Friday 11.16 – 8pm
The Hi-Hat – Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/kfX1LrwUnv
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) October 23, 2018
The Great Sasuke vs Amazing Red
No sooner had GCW made the announcement, that Joey Janela himself announced the fourth match on the card and it’s a doozy. Legendary Japanese wrestler The Great Sasuke, 2x J-Crown Champion, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (with Jushin Thunder Liger no less) and co-founder of Michinoku Pro Wrestling (MPW), will face a man of his own cloth. New York indie legend Amazing Red, a 3x IMPACT X-Division Champion, Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion (with AJ Styles no less) and founder of House of Glory (HOG) Wrestling in NYC. This will be a thing of beauty.
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) October 24, 2018
All of this comes after a small bump in the road. The event’s original venue, The Avalon Hollywood, effectively pulled out of the show last week over concerns about a certain “felon” on the GCW roster – GCW Heavyweight Champion Nick Gage.
The @AvalonHollywood emailed us This "we have concerns over some of your performers. One of them has a felony record and has extensive prison time. We are worried about liabilities or fans getting hurt." ? ☎️ New venue, same dope show 75 tickets left! https://t.co/tbhdAXTJeA pic.twitter.com/Do3PNiACn1
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) October 19, 2018
Nick Gage was less diplomatic than Janela.
Sorry im a convicted felon with violent tendencies my bad guys i promise im rehabilitated now tho and i wont break your venue pussy MDK https://t.co/FA5Jaypw18
— Nick FN Gage (@thekingnickgage) October 19, 2018
The show found a new home quickly, now occurring at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles. The previously announced matches were: