Preview: Glory Pro ‘Above The Law’ (1/6/19)

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This Sunday, Glory Pro returns with Above The Law, live from Collinsville, Illinois and airing live on IndependentWrestling.tv (formerly Powerbomb.tv). Some national stars mingle with some of the best emerging talents from the Midwest, in a great card of new faces and stars to watch in 2019! Above The Law airs this Sunday at 4pm EST.

Mark Wheeler vs. Orion Creed vs. Craig Mitchell vs. Seishin

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A four way match up featuring some hungry emerging talent, starting with Toronto’s Mark Wheeler. A regular with Alpha-1, Smash Wrestling and Superkick’d in Canada, Wheeler is making his Glory Pro debut. Orion Creed is a graduate of Harley Race‘s World Wrestling League (WLW), while Craig Mitchell is a veteran of the Chicago/Midwest indies, most notably Freelance Wrestling. Seishin is the new persona of young star Tootie Lynn Ramsay, who looks to become one of the new women’s stars of 2019.

Kobe Durst vs. Barackus

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Another Canadian indie star breaking out on the national level, Kobe Durst is a 3x (and reigning) Alpha-1 Alpha Male Champion and the current Black Label Pro Indiana State Champion. The rising star made his Glory Pro debut in 2017 and looks to make 2019 his break out year and he’s going to have to go through a powerhouse in Barackus, who apart from Glory Pro also works extensively with Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance (MMWA), where he’s a former MMWA Heavyweight Champion.

Allie Kat vs. Vanessa Azure

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Allie Kat has been a rising star with Texas’ Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW) for a few years now, but she’s also breaking out nationally this past year, with matches for NOVA Pro, IWA Mid South, SHIMMER, All American Wrestling (AAW) and Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW). She makes her Glory Pro debut facing off against Vanessa Azure, another young star who is the reigning (and 2x) Brew City Wrestling Ladies Champion for BCW out of Wisconsin. These are two names that you should be hearing a lot more of in 2019 with so many top indie stars moving on to bigger promotions.

Shane Sabre vs. Jake Lander vs. Joey Lynch

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Shane Sabre is yet another Canadian indie star who is breaking into the US indie scene with great gusto this past year, most notably as part of the Space Pirates tandem with fellow Canadian Space Monkey. Another star with Alpha-1, Smash Wrestling and other Canadian indies, he’s also a regular with Black Label Pro, Freelance and debuted with Glory Pro last year. He’s joined in a triple threat by the 2017 Scenic City Invitational Tournament winner Joey Lynch, one of the top stars in the Southern wrestling circuit with the likes of Anarchy Wrestling, ACTION Wrestling, and Southern Underground Pro. The last competitor is Jake Lander, who has been making a name for himself the past year with IWA Mid South. He also made his EVOLVE debut at EVOLVE 116 this past November, defeating Joey O’Reilly.

Aaron Solow vs. Mike Outlaw

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Aaron Solow has been a part of the tag team Extra Talented for a couple years now, but this past year he has emerged as a top emerging singles star as well, following his win on the first season of Amazon Prime’s Doo Pro Series. Mike Outlaw made his Glory Pro debut this year, after being a regular with St. Louis’ Dynamo Pro (where he’s a 2x Dynamo Pro Heavyweight Champion), joining the #NoNewFriends stable with Danny Adams and Kevin Lee Davidson. He’s mostly fought in tag team action, so he’ll be looking to make a bold statement with a big win over Solow.

Aaron Orion vs. “Warhorse” Jake Parnell

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Aaron Orion is a 12-year veteran of the Michigan indie scene, where he’s a staple with Detroit’s Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (XICW) and his hometown Flint’s Championship International Wrestling (CIW), as well as working the Canadian indies with Superkick’d. He also made his Glory Pro debut earlier this year (and took part in the WWE’s Global Battle Royal as Luxembourg’s Thunder Montgomery). He’s facing off against one of the Midwest’s best prospects for a breakout 2019 in “Warhorse” Jake Parnell, who spent his early years in the tag team Viking War Party with Alex Herzog. He’s working more singles dates, with the likes of Beyond Wrestling, Black Label Pro, EVOLVE, NOVA Pro and more and is one to keep your eyes on.

AJ Gray vs. Jake Something

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Southern wrestling is on the rise and AJ Gray is one of the South’s top indie prospects, and he’s only a 3-year pro. He started in 2016 with the likes of Pro Wrestling Freedom (PWF), before catching on with IWA Mid South, Carolina Wrestling Federation (CWF) Mid Atlantic, Black Label Pro and others in 2017. He’s now a regular with AIW as part of the No Consequences stable that also features Josh Bishop and others. He’s facing off against another Michigan indie stud whose future is skyrocketing, in the big man Jake Something. A regular with XICW and Windsor, Canada’s Border City Wrestling (BCW), he’s also exploded in the past year, working with AAW and appearing on several IMPACT Wrestling broadcasts. He’s worked for Glory Pro for a while now and as a former Crown of Glory Champion, he’s got the experience to take Gray to the limit.

PACO vs. Eddie Kingston

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Paco Gonzalez (or simply PACO) is another Midwest prospect ready to bloom, who has been working for Glory Pro for the past few years. This past year, he’s been a bit of a giant killer, taking out Jake Something and Eddie Kingston, as well as a big win over Shane Strickland. The AAW star will be facing one of his former conquests, as the ruthless “Mad King” Eddie Kingston is back for revenge for his June defeat to the smaller PACO.

United Glory Tag Team Championship, TLC Match: Myron Reed & Stephen Wolf (c) vs. #NoNewFriends (Danny Adams & Kevin Lee Davidson) vs. The Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett)

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The team of Myron Reed & Stephen Wolf just won the United Glory Tag Team titles this past October, but they’ve been fighting champions. Their match against one of the top tag teams on the US indies, The Besties in the World, in November went to a no-contest, so they’re having a rematch this Sunday. But for added measure, the #NoNewFriends tandem of Adams & Davidson are entering the fray, making it a triple threat for the tag belts. And it’s no ordinary triple threat – it’s also a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.

Crown of Glory Championship: Curt Stallion (c) vs. Bandido

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In the main event, arguably one of the top prospects in the US indies for 2019, Curt Stallion will defend his Crown of Glory Championship against one of the hottest global indie stars of 2018 in Mexico’s Bandido (who recently signed with Ring of Honor). Hailing from the Texas indie scene, Stallion has since begun working for AAW, IWA Mid South, SUP, EVOLVE and even worked a few shows for ROH himself. Bandido is likely winding down his indie dates before heading to ROH for the Atlanta tapings later this month, but he’s a not going to go out quietly – perhaps he takes the Glory Pro title to ROH with him.