It wouldn’t be a New York WrestleMania weekend without a show from one of NYC’s top indie promotions, House of Glory (HOG). HOG is throwing a huge international showcase featuring some of New York’s finest against global superstars, held at NYC Arena in Jamaica, New York on Saturday at 12pm.
Casket Match: Leroy Green vs. Smiley
Leroy Green is only 22-years old, but he’s come a long way since debuting in 2016 after training with Amazing Red, including a reign as HOG Crown Jewel Champion. He’s breaking out in tag team action as well, as part of Private Party with Marq Quen, but on Saturday he’s facing off in a Casket Match against the maniacal luchadore Smiley. Another student of Red, Smiley has been with HOG since 2013, as well as working for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), CHIKARA, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) and others.
Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) vs. Juicy Product (David Starr & JT Dunn)
With Leroy Green working solo against Smiley, the other two members of Private Party, Quen and Isiah Kassidy, are going into tag team action. The current Warriors of Wrestling (WOW) Tag Team Champions will be facing a team that hasn’t competed together since 2015 in Juicy Product. The tag team of David Starr and JT Dunn used to be one of the hottest tag teams on the East, as former CZW, Full Impact Pro (FIP) and New York City Wrestling Connection (NYWC) Tag Team Champions, but since 2015, both men have gone on to great success as singles competitors – David Starr just captured the IPW World Championship in the UK.
HOG Crown Jewel Championship: Mantequilla (c) vs. Kikutaro
Mantequilla is another New York indie star on the verge of breaking out. Debuting in 2014, he’s been honing his craft in HOG since 2015, capturing the Crown Jewel Championship this past December. On Saturday, he puts his title on the line against a Japanese legend in the bumbling Kikutaro, in what should prove to be an entertaining match.
Amazing Red vs. Fenix
A tale of two countries, two wrestlers, from two generations. HOG founder Amazing Red is a pioneer in the US indie scene, originally hailing from Puerto Rico and growing up in New York City. His run with TNA/IMPACT Wrestling in the 2000s was the stuff of legend, as he became a 3x IMPACT X-Division Champion. He faces one of the most popular and talented exports from Mexico of the last decade, Fenix, in singles competition. Fenix has been heavily involved in the tag team scene of the US wrestling circuit of late with his brother, Pentagon Jr., as the reigning IMPACT Tag Team Champions, but he’s also a standout singles superstar – he’s the reigning AAA Mega Champion and former Lucha Underground Champion. Easy candidate for Match of the Week.
House of Glory World Championship: Anthony Gangone (c) vs. Robbie Eagles
House of Glory is essentially run by House of Gangone, and House of Gangone is run by HOG’s World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Gangone. Gangone will be in action on Saturday, with his title on the line, as he defends against Australia’s “Sniper of the Skies” Robbie Eagles, one of the latest additions to Bullet Club in NJPW.
LAX (Santana & Ortiz) & Low-Ki vs. The Great Muta, TAJIRI & Pentagon Jr.
The main event is a massive 6-man tag team match that sees former Ring of Honor (ROH) World Champion, Major League Wrestling (MLW) World Champion, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) World Champion, and 5x IMPACT X-Division Champion Low-Ki team with former 2x IMPACT Tag Team Champions LAX (Ortiz & Santana). The trio will be facing a squad that features one half of the IMPACT Tag Team Champs in former IMPACT World Champion Pentagon Jr., but he’s not the only threat across the ring. For his tag match on Saturday, he’s pairing with two Japanese legends, starting with former WWE and ECW Superstar TAJIRI. Apart from being a 3x WWE Cruiserweight Champion, WWF Light Heavyweight Champion and 2x WWE Tag Team Champion, he’s also a former ECW World Television Champion, and in Japan he’s a 2x All Japan World Junior Heavyweight Champion, Big Japan Wrestling (BJW) World Junior Heavyweight Champion, and a CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion in Mexico. And leading the trio is an absolute icon of professional wrestling in The Great Muta, a 4x IWGP Heavyweight Champion in NJPW, 3x Triple Crown Champion in All Japan and one of the most influential wrestlers of all time. An instant classic main event.