On Thursday April 2, Inspire Pro (Austin), Sabotage Wrestling (Austin), Heavy Metal Wrestling (San Antonio), New Texas Pro Wrestling (Abilene), and Lucha Brutál (Dallas) team up to present a huge card showcasing the booming Texas indie scene, featuring national and international stars alongside some of the best of the Texas circuit. Texas Forever is a new addition to Game Changer Wrestling (GCW)‘s The Collective, running at The Cuban Club in the Ybor City suburb of Tampa during WrestleMania Week. The united front released their first set of names in early February, alongside a second batch of names last week. This week, nine more names were added to the roster for the card.
Australia’s Shazza McKenzie is an international superstar who has not only conquered her native Australian indie scene, where she’s a 2x PWA Black Label Women’s Champion, but also in the US, where she’s a former Heart of SHIMMER Champion. Shazza has worked around the world, including in the UK with the likes of RevPro, Pro Wrestling EVE, and IPW, as well as many US indies including Beyond Wrestling, GCW, Black Label Pro, and Texas’ WrestleCircus. She’s also appeared with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Chicago’s Geoffrey Percival Austere – better known simply as GPA – has been a big part of the Midwest boom, particularly in the Chicago area where he’s a regular with Freelance Wrestling after a lengthy run with GALLI Lucha. The former Freelance World Champion has also made himself a regular in Texas the past few years as well, working with Sabotage Wrestling, where he’s a former War of the Genders Champion.
Fuego del Sol
He may originally be from Oklahoma, but Fuego del Sol has spent the majority of his career in the Texas independent scene, starting with World Class Revolution (WCR) in 2015. Since then he’s gone on to star with Inspire Pro, Sabotage, Lucha Brutál , and Fort Worth’s Iconic Heroes of Wrestling Excellence (IHWE). In January of this year, he appeared on WWE Monday Night Raw in a losing effort to Erick Rowan (under the name KJ Orso). In 2018, he briefly held the Sabotage Championship.
“The Detroit Import” Joe Demaro
Originally from the Michigan indie scene, “The Detroit Import” Joe Demaro has become a part of the Texas indie circuit the past year with huge showings for Inspire Pro, Heavy Metal Wrestling, and Sabotage.
The Long Beach, California wrestler is one of the West Coast’s top emerging prospects, as Rocketboy Wilson has been lighting it up with the likes of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood, Arizona Wrestling Federation, FIST Combat, and more. But he’s also begun making waves in Texas’ since 2018, working with Inspire Pro, Lucha Brutál , Heavy Metal, Sabotage, Metroplex, and more.
One of the fastest rising young prospects in the Texas scene is the Lucha Brutál Great State Champion Antonio San Francisco – better known simply as ASF – who has been turning heads in Lucha Brutál, Heavy Metal Wrestling, Laredo Wrestling Alliance and all across the Great State.
The Great Scott
A former Heavy Metal Wrestling Champion, The Great Scott has been a part of the Texas indies, including New Texas Pro Wrestling, Heavy Metal Wrestling, Inspire Pro, and many others.
One of the rising young stars in the Texas indie scene, Prince Adam has been making waves in many of the top Texas stops, like Inspire Pro, Sabotage, Metroplex, Heavy Metal Wrestling, and more.
Laynie Luck has been blowing up in the Midwest lately, winning the Zelo Pro Women’s Championship in Chicago, as well as fighting for SHIMMER, Freelance Wrestling, IWA Mid South, RISE Wrestling, and more. But before she started competing around the country, she got her break in the Texas indie circuit in 2015, honing her craft with the likes of Metroplex, Inspire Pro, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, and Booker T‘s Reality of Wrestling. She returns to Texas as one of the top emerging women’s wrestlers in 2020.
Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)
The current SHIMMER tag team champions will take part in Texas Forever. As a team, the duo found success in 2019 winning two sets of tag team titles and even performing for Beyond Wrestling. Alone they are also successful as Vox is a part of the NWA roster and Exo is currently plying her trade in Japan with Marvelous.
Full List of Names For Texas Forever
- Allie Kat
- Chandler Hopkins
- “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
- Fuego del Sol
- Great Scott
- Joe Demaro
- Laynie Luck
- Mysterious Q
- Prince Adam
- Ricky Starks
- Rocketboy Wilson
- Ruben Steel
- Shazza McKenzie
- Shigeyuki Kawahara
- Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)
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