Just a day removed from the huge news that Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) will be providing exclusive content for IndependentWrestling.tv (IWTV), GCW announced that the first project will be the return of the Acid Cup tournament. The 16-man tournament will be held over two days, this upcoming Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, from an undisclosed location, live at 7pm EST. This event will be closed to the public.
The Acid Cup is BACK!
16 Person Tournament
Closed to Public
THIS Thursday & Friday – 7pm EST
Streaming LIVE on @indiewrestling!
Enter Promo Code: GameChanger
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— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) March 18, 2020
The first Acid Cup tournament was staged by GCW back in 2016 and featured many friends and wrestlers influenced by early 2000s indie pioneer Trent Acid, who tragically passed away from a drug overdose in 2010. The first Acid Cup tournament was only held on one day and featured four Fatal Four-Way matches to star the tournament, followed by two semi-final singles matches and the finals. It featured a field that included Pinkie Sanchez, The Laredo Kid, DJ Z (now Joaquin Wilde in NXT), B-Boy, Human Tornado, and Teddy Hart and was ultimately won by then-rising indie star Joey Janela.
This year marks the second Acid Cup and once again pays tribute to Trent Acid’s wrestling legacy, and will feature 16 wrestlers who have yet to be named – although in the initial announcement Tweet, Jimmy Lloyd, Ophidian, Allie Kat, Chris Dickinson, Matthew Justice, and Jordan Oliver were all tagged, which may be an indication they will be involved. Past winner Joey Janela will be on commentary for both nights.
With no audience in attendance due to the current COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the event will be counting on fans to support the wrestlers involved. GCW has set up an Indie Gogo page where 100% of the donations will go to the wrestlers performing at the tournament. Donations will be accepted throughout the duration of both nights.
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