Game Changer Wrestling is set to have a major presence at this year’s Collective, which features events across multiple independent wrestling promotions. Hosted by Nick Gage, GCW Planet Death 2022 celebrates deathmatch wrestling, featuring stars from not only Game Changer Wrestling but wrestling across the board. For those that are new to this style of wrestling, all you need to know is that virtually anything goes. From light tubes to pizza cutters to panes of glass, nothing is off-limits when these wrestlers meet at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas this Thursday. Take a deeper dive into the action to come.
GCW Planet Death 2022 – Full Card
- Mad Man Pondo vs. Hoodfoot
- Cole Radrick vs. AKIRA
- Sadika vs. Jimmy Lloyd
- Sawyer Wreck vs. Brandon Kirk
- Shane Mercer vs. Neil Diamond Cutter
- Slade vs. Bam Sullivan
The Death Samurai Encounters a Wildheart
When discussing the wrestlers that seem tailor made for Planet Death, room has to be made for AKIRA. “The Death Samurai” quickly made a name for himself since making his professional debut roughly four years ago, establishing himself as a technical deathmatch wrestling hybrid. Fans of organizations including Paradigm Pro Wrestling, ICW No Holds Barred, and of course, GCW will be familiar with this individual’s exploits. Late last year, under the GCW banner, he competed against such names as current Ultraviolent Champion Alex Colon, taking them to the limit. His next GCW banner will be another big one, as he squares off against Cole Radrick.
Living up to his nickname of “Wildheart,” Radrick is a technical wrestler who’s been known to dive into the deathmatch genre time and time again. Case and point, at this past February’s GCW Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Radrick bested Orin Veidt in a deathmatch. During this battle, Radrick showed a side of himself that was equal parts hungry to win and willing to take matters to the extreme. He’s also become a staple of Jersey Championship Wrestling, one of the sibling promotions of GCW. A victory over AKIRA here would, in theory, bring more value to JCW. However, if there’s one thing that can be said about AKIRA, it’s that a pinfall or submission won’t come easily.
A Different Brawl
Keeping the action going, GCW Planet Death 2022 will also feature a showdown between heavyweight luchadora Sadika and “The Different Boy,” Jimmy Lloyd. It’s important to note that this isn’t the first time these two shared the ring at the same time. This past February, at the GCW and Loko Wrestling joint event, Fight Club 2: Houston, they were involved in the main event four-way steel cage match that also featured Chris Carter and Atticus Cogar. However, this Thursday, they will compete in their first one-on-one encounter against each other. Given the propensity of both individuals to take matters to the extreme, this will be a match to keep an eye on.
Sadika is no stranger to GCW, having begun making appearances for the promotion last year. From one show to another, whether against EFFY or other members of Second Gear Crew, “La Mas Violenta de Mexico” has lived up to her reputation. Meanwhile, as GCW’s “Different Boy,” Jimmy Lloyd is nothing short of a company favorite. GCW’s most passionate fans can’t help but to cheer and root him on, no matter how much the odds may be stacked against him. At Planet Death, where violence and punishment are encouraged, it should go without saying that he’ll be in his element here.
Sawyer Wreck Makes Her GCW Debut
At Planet Death 2022, GCW fans will see the promotion debut of “The Matriarch of Mayhem,” Sawyer Wreck. This Orlando-born brawler has appeared throughout different venues, Mayhem on Mills and FEST Wrestling included, showcasing her love for violence and destruction each step of the way. Her goal isn’t to put on technical masterpieces or be the smoothest wrestler on the planet; rather, her ambition is to stand upon the proverbial heap of deathmatch wrestling. The GCW faithful will see this firsthand on Friday as Wreck makes her debut in the company against an individual with just as much of a penchant for deathmatch combat in Brandon Kirk.
The former Synergy Pro Wrestling Champion, Brandon Kirk, has been wrestling for roughly a decade at this stage. Since he started wrestling professionally, he’s made a name for himself on the independent scene, wrestling everywhere from GCW to Limitless Wrestling to Combat Zone Wrestling. Furthermore, he’s proven himself in different tournaments, including H2O Wrestling’s Hardcore Kingdom tournaments and last year’s Hustle Cup. Kirk’s 2022 in GCW has been solely multi-person matches, meaning that this match will see more of a spotlight shined on him. Furthermore, he has the opportunity to spoil the debut of his opponent, which makes this upcoming bout all the more important.
GCW Planet Death 2022 will take place in Dallas, Texas on March 31, 2022.
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