At GCW Say You Will, the Extreme Championship was put on the line for the first time in 2022. The reigning titleholder, PCO, defended the championship against AJ Gray in a hard-hitting match that involved everything from broken tables to chairs. “The French-Canadian Frankenstein,” as the reigning champion, defended his title with his trademark power and seemingly infinite threshold for pain. However, it wasn’t enough against the intensity of his challenger. Following one final lariat, AJ Gray stood tall as the new GCW Extreme Champion.
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AJ Gray Captures the GCW Extreme Championship
With this loss, PCO’s GCW Extreme Championship reign has ended at 1,226 days, the longest of any titleholder. Since first capturing the title back in September 2018, “The French-Canadian Frankenstein” has only defended it on 3 occasions, his most recent bout against AJ Gray included. PCO’s successful defenses were against Jimmy Lloyd and Masato Tanaka. However, the year after, it seemed as though the GCW Extreme title had fallen by the wayside. It’s important to note that, aside from PCO and now Gray, there have only been 5 other titleholders: Steve Scott, Pinkie Sanchez, Smiley, Tony Deppen, and Bandido Jr.
AJ Gray’s GCW Extreme Championship victory at Say You Will marks his second major title victory in Game Changer Wrestling. “Rich Homie Juice” also holds the distinction of being a former GCW World Champion, capturing said title from Nick Gage at Long. Live. GCW. in December 2019. However, only moments thereafter, the title was ripped from his grasp courtesy of Rickey Shane Page.
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