Preview: Warrior Wrestling – Warrior 18 – (01/22/21)

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Warrior Wrestling will leave the state of Illinois for the first time on January 22nd for Warrior Wrestling 18. The Bendix Arena in South Bend Indiana will play host to show that will see the return of Warrior Wrestling champion Will Ospreay. Ospreay will defend his title against the first-ever Warrior Champion Brian Cage in the main event of the show. If you can’t make it to the Bendix Arena you can catch the show on FITE TV starting at 7:30 pm Eastern time. Let’s see what is in store for us on January 22nd.

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Tom Lawler vs. Anthony Henry

Tom Lawler makes his return to Warrior Wrestling for the first time since The Stadium Series during the summer of 202o. Lawler takes on Anthony Henry who is making his Warrior Wrestling debut. Lawler is a veteran of both the squared circle and the octagon. Henry is a fellow squared circle veteran and both men bring a strong technical wrestling background into this match. Will the added UFC experience be enough for Lawlor to come away with a victory? Or will Henry walk out of South Bend victorious in his first Warrior Wrestling match? Find out on January 22nd.

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Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Silas Young

Former Warrior Wrestling champion Brian Pillman Jr. makes his return to Warrior Wrestling and will welcome professional wrestling “Last Real Man” Silas Young to the promotion. Pillman last appeared at Warrior Wrestling during the 2021 Stadium Series. He and Griff Garrison picked up a big win over Richard Holliday and Victor Benjamin. Young on the other hand was a mainstay in Ring of Honor prior to their hiatus. Young has a strong experience edge over Pillman in this one. Will it be enough for Young to walk out of Warrior Wrestling victorious? Find out at Warrior Wrestling 18.

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Myron Reed vs. KC Navarro

KC Navarro has a shot at the Warrior Wrestling title anytime he wants. He earned this by winning the Give Me My Shot Invitational (GMSI) match at Night 3 of the 2021 Stadium Series. Navarro has become a mainstay in Warrior Wrestling and is waiting for the perfect time to cash in his shot at the Warrior Wrestling Championship. At Warrior 18  Navarro welcomes back Myron Reed, who didn’t compete in Warrior Wrestling in 2021. His last match in a Warrior ring was in a trios tag match that saw himself, Jordan Oliver, and Chris Bey on the losing end of a match against The Rascalz. A win over the GMSI medallion holder would be the perfect way for Reed to start his 2022 in Warrior Wrestling.

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Rohit Raju vs. WARHORSE

Rohit Raju makes his Warrior Wrestling debut against Warrior Wrestling veteran WARHORSE. WARHORSE is coming off of two big wins in a Warrior ring. He defeated Beastman in a singles match at Night 3 of the 2021 Stadium Series. The two exchanged war vest for husk after the match and went on to team up at the Sweet 16 show. The duo defeated Dan the Dad and KLD in tag action. WARHORSE has his work cut out for him as he takes on Raju who is no stranger to the Chicago wrestling scene. Raju (while using the name Hakim Zane) is a two-time Heritage Champion in fellow Chicago promotion AAW. Raju will be tuff competition for the returning WARHORSE.

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Mil Muertes vs. Beastman

Mil Muertes will enter a Warrior Wrestling ring for the first time. The industry veteran will be welcomed by nonother than Beastman himself. Beastman is coming off of a big win in a Warrior Wrestling ring as mentioned above. He will need to carry that momentum with him if he has a chance at defeating Muertes. Brace yourself for this one as these two giants collide inside of a Warrior Wrestling ring for the first time. Brace for impact on January 22nd in South Bend!

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Dante Martin and Skye Blue vs. Isaias Velazquez and Kylie Rae

This match promises to be a fun one. The young team of AEW’s Dante Martin and Chicago’s own Skye Blue team up to take on Isaias Velazquez and Kylie Rae. The crowd is in for a treat as all four of these fan favorites will leave it all in the ring. Kylie is a Warrior veteran and former Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion. Velazquez has dropped two of his last three inside of a Warrior ring and is looking to bounce back against Martin and Blue. Martin fell short in the GMSI scramble match but quickly rebounded with a win over Joey Janela at Warrior 17. Blue is coming off of a four-way match victory in her Warrior debut and is looking to keep the momentum up.

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Warrior Wrestling 18 Lucha Championship Match – Aramis (c) vs. Gringo Loco vs. ASF vs. Drago Kid vs. Sam Adonis

Aramis will defend his Luch Championship in a scramble match at Warrior Wrestling 18. One of his opponents Gringo Loco was part of the War of Attrition match in which Aramis became the inaugural champion. He also takes on ASF and Drago Kid who will be making their Warrior Wrestling debuts. Sam Adonis who has been dubbed Mr.Warrior Wrestling will also be in the scramble. Don’t blink in this one, all five wrestlers have the speed and high flying skill to make this match unforgettable.

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Warrior Wrestling 18 Main Event – Warrior Wrestling Championship – Will Ospreay (c) vs. Brian Cage

Will Ospreay captured the Warrior Wrestling Title from Trey Miguel at Warrior 17 in a triple threat match that also included Blake Christian. The current Warrior Champion returns to Warrior Wrestling to take on the first-ever Warrior champion, Brian Cage. Cage has appeared on almost every Warrior Wrestling show. He also has the longest Warrior Wrestling title reign at 531 days. Ospreay is coming off of a big match at The Tokyo Dome against Kazuchika Okada in which he carried the Warrior Wrestling title down to the ring with him. He is looking to retain the title and score a big win over Cage. Find out if Cage recaptures the title or if Ospreay takes the title back to Japan with him at Warrior Wrestling 18.

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