Preview – GCW in Japan: The New Face of War (8/23/19)

New Jersey’s Game Changer Wrestling continues their amazing 2019 with the second of two straight sold-out shows in Japan this week with the GCW in Japan event, The New Face of War ’19, on Friday night. For those who can’t appear live, it will have its broadcast premier on Saturday evening at 8pm EST on Fite.tvThe New Face of War follows their Japanese debut from Thursday night (which airs on Friday on, Worst Behavior ’19.

Jimmy Lloyd vs Drew Parker vs Toshiyuki Sakuda

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It’s an international incident as the US’ Jimmy Lloyd faces the UK’s Drew Parker and Japan’s Toshiyuki Sakuda in a triple threat that will be a bloody mess. These three men throw caution to the wind and are willing to put their bodies on the line (and in many cases, over the line) to get a victory.

Alex Colon, Eric Ryan & Masashi Takeda vs Isami Kodaka, Takashi Sasaki & Violento Jack

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If you thought night one was violent, you’re in for a lot more violence on night two. This 6-man tag features six men who don’t back down from anything. GCW regulars Alex Colon and Eric Ryan team up with former Big Japan Deathmatch Champion Masashi Takeda to face a squad lead by the reigning Deathmatch Champion, Isami Kodaka. Kodaka is joined by FREEDOMS veteran Takashi Sasaki and Mexico’s Violento Jack from DTU.

Jun Kasai vs G-Raver

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There will be blood. A lot of it. “The Mad Monkey” Jun Kasai is a FREEDOMS and deathmatch legend who brings the ultraviolence to a new level. G-Raver has been on a monstrous tear of bloody battles the past year with the likes of Nick Gage, SHLAK, Jimmy Lloyd, Matt Tremont, and others. These are two men at the peak of their most brutal and this will be a doozy.

GCW Tag Team Championship: Los Macizos (Ciclope & Miedo Extremo) vs. Hate Trash Disaster (SHLAK & Markus Crane)

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The GCW tag team titles haven’t been defended on US soil since Los Macizos first won them back in May of 2018 at GCW The Untouchables in Chicago, but they’ve been defended around Mexico and most recently in Japan with FREEDOMS a few weeks back. SHLAK and Markus Crane will look to win the titles and bring them back to the US, in what will be a crazy tag team affair.

Tony Deppen & KTB vs. Kikutaro & Shigehiro Irie

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Tony Deppen and KTB will pair up after having their own vicious singles matches the night before and they’re facing a unique pairing of two Japanese superstars. Kikutaro is best known for his comedic wrestling, but his partner is a monster capable of doing some real damage. Shigehiro Irie is a veteran of DDT Pro and All Japan, who has been making his influence felt in the UK and US indies the past year, and he’s making his GCW return on Friday night in his home country.

Joey Janela vs The Great Sasuke

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In a rematch from Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 in 2018, Joey Janela will once again face off against Japanese icon The Great Sasuke. Janela won the first battle, but now they’re in Sasuke’s backyard and on a night filled with violence, expect Sasuke to pull out all the stops to get a win in his native land.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. The New Face of War ’19 will air as a PPV special on Saturday night on

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