The most active showcase for the upcoming WrestleMania Week in Tampa, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW)‘s For The Culture has been on a whirlwind of talent announcements. Hosted by US indie star AJ Gray, For The Culture is dedicated to showcasing some of the amazing wrestlers of color in the international wrestling scene. They announced 12 names already over the past month, and now six more names, including Faye Jackson, have been revealed for this amazing event on Friday, April 3, at The Cuban Club in Ybor City, a suburb of Tampa.
The first round of 11 names featured legends like 2 Cold Scorpio to young stars who are starting to explode, like Treehouse Lee. The second wave of announcements continued that trend.
A veteran of the game and legend from Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) BLK Jeez is a 19-year pro. As part of BLKOUT, they’re 5x CZW World Tag Team Champions and MCW Pro Tag Team Champions. BLK Jeez is also a former CZW World Champion and 3x CZW Junior Heavyweight Champion.
A 10-year veteran and student of Mike Quackenbush, AR Fox, and Jonathan Gresham, he spent time in CHIKARA known as Shynron as well as Beyond Wrestling as Charade. In 2016, he began working as Zenshi and last year made his debut with Major League Wrestling (MLW).
Adding some international flair to the event, an absolute star from the past two decades of UK wrestling, he’s entering his 24th year in the business. Debuted in 1996 and has gone to work for just about every UK promotion you can think of, from RevPro to ICW, FWA to IPW. He’s been working the United States with more regularity the past few years, participating in his first Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) Battle of Los Angeles in 2018.
A 17-year veteran of the Florida indie scene, Jon Davis is a former Full Impact Pro (FIP) World Champion and is the current reigning 2x FIP Florida Heritage Champion. A mainstay of FIP since 2006, he’s also worked with such companies such as EVOLVE Wrestling, Southern Underground Pro (SUP), and many more. A very underrated grappler that deserves a platform like For The Culture.
A three-year pro who is emerging as a top star from the Southern indies…Current reigning ACTION Wrestling Champion in Georgia and Southern Underground Pro (SUP) Bonestorm Champion in Tennessee. Student of the WWA4 Wrestling School in Atlanta. Mack is ready to explode in 2020 and he’s already breaking out of the Southern circuit to expand his reach.
6-year pro from Toldeo, Ohio, but is already emerging as an international star. She joined Ring of Honor in 2016, where she was part of the Women of Honor for two years. A regular with BriiCombination Wrestling (BCW), Women’s Wrestling Revolution (WWR), QOC, and more, she made her European debut in 2019 with Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) and England’s Pro Wrestling EVE. The reigning BCW Women’s Champion and Pro Wrestling Magic Women’s Champion.
ALL NAMES ANNOUNCED SO FAR
- AC Mack
- AJ Gray
- BLK JEEZ
- Chris Bey
- Christian Cassanova
- Dezmond Xavier
- Faye Jackson
- Flip Bros (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado)
- Jody Fleisch
- Jon Davis
- Myron Reed
- Sugar Dunkerton
- Tasha Steelz
- Treehouse Lee
- Trey Miguel
- 2 Cold Scorpio
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