Preview: GCW You Wouldn’t Understand (6/18/22)

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This Saturday, Game Changer Wrestling returns to New York City for GCW You Wouldn’t Understand. Live from Melrose Ballroom in Queens, this event features a number of stars with unique styles. From luchadors such as Gringo Loco and Drago Kid to brawlers including Homicide and GCW World Champion Jon Moxley, there are sure to be many types of encounters on display. For those that are unable to attend live, you will be happy to know that the evening’s action will air live on FITE. There’s much to anticipate, so let’s run down the card and preview a few key matches before the weekend.

GCW You Wouldn’t Understand – Full Card

  • Scramble Match: Jack Cartwheel vs. Cole Radrick vs. Alec Price vs. John Wayne Murdoch vs. Blake Christian vs. Jordan Oliver
  • Gringo Loco, ASF, and Drago Kid vs. The S.A.T.
  • Los Macizos (Ciclope and Miedo Extremo) and Jimmy Lloyd vs. Second Gear Crew (1 Called Manders, Mance Warner, and Matthew Justice)
  • Charles Mason vs. Nate Webb
  • Masha Slamovich vs. Marko Stunt
  • Joey Janela vs. Mike Jackson
  • Jack Evans vs. Ninja Mack
  • Homicide vs. Grim Reefer
  • GCW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Tony Deppen

Jack Evans vs Ninja Mack at GCW You Wouldnt Understand

Jack Evans Returns to GCW

Making his return to Game Changer Wrestling is the 20-year-plus veteran fresh off his stint in All Elite Wrestling, Jack Evans. From Ring of Honor to Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide to Lucha Underground to AEW, wrestling fans around the world have likely seen his high-flyer in some capacity or another. Furthermore, he’s an incredibly accomplished wrestler, having garnered such accolades as 4 AAA World Tag Team Championship reigns and the PWG World Tag Team Championship. Though he’s a solid tag team wrestler, as evidenced by his work alongside such partners as Angelico as The Hybrid2, his capabilities as a singles competitor can’t be ignored. For the first time since 2018, last facing then-GCW World Champion Nick Gage at Tha G-Code, Evans steps foot in a Game Changer Wrestling ring.

Evans won’t be in for an easy evening at Melrose Ballroom, however, as he’ll go one on one with Ninja “Kamikaze” Mack. Known for his acrobatic feats and never-say-die attitude, Mack recently checked off a bucket list item in a Pro Wrestling NOAH tour. From late April to early May, he worked with notable NOAH stars including YO-HEY, Kaito Kiyomiya, and Naomichi Marufuji. This tour has undoubtedly bolstered Mack’s confidence, which should be a great benefit heading into GCW You Wouldn’t Understand. Despite the claim that one should “bet on Mack,” it’s vital that he keep said confidence in check, lest Evans make his return a success at the “Kamikaze’s” expense.

Homicide vs Grim Reefer at GCW You Wouldnt Understand

A New York-Born Showdown

New York has produced a number of notable independent wrestlers, and when it comes to veterans of the region, one would be hard-pressed to find two as gritty and hard-hitting as Homicide and Grim Reefer. At GCW You Wouldn’t Understand, these two New York-born veterans of the squared circle face off in their latest singles encounter. As far back as 2003, these two men shared wrestling rings in the Tri-State Area, working for such organizations as Now You Create, Fight the World Wrestling, and Jersey Championship Wrestling prior to its rebirth as GCW. Longtime and new fans of the indie scene in New York are in for a treat when Homicide and Reefer share the ring one more time.

From a pure accolade standpoint, one would have to give the advantage to Homicide. During “The Notorious 187’s” career, he’s captured gold in IMPACT Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and most recently, the National Wrestling Alliance, just to name a few organizations. He’s also proven himself as both a capable tag team and singles wrestler, which speaks volumes about his versatility. This isn’t to take away from Reefer’s accomplishments, however, even becoming one of FTW’s most decorated stars as a 5x Gen-X Champion and 3x World Heavyweight Champion for the company. Whether they’re taking to the skies or coming at each other with strikes, expect Homicide and Reefer to put on a show this Saturday evening.

Jon Moxley vs Tony Deppen for GCW World Championship

Jon Moxley Puts Up the Gold

In the main event of GCW You Wouldn’t Understand, Jon Moxley puts the company’s world title on the line against Tony Deppen in a first-time match. Moxley captured the GCW World Championship this past September, besting Matt Cardona in an impromptu match at The Art of War Games. Since then, “Mox” successfully defended the title three times. Having held the gold for nearly 300 days, one would look at this number and deem it low, believing that the world champion should be more prevalent at GCW events than he currently is. Nonetheless, when he’s announced for a show, interest in said show increases as a result. This Saturday, Moxley makes his fourth title defense against Deppen.

It should come as little surprise that Deppen has found himself in this GCW World Championship match. Throughout 2022, he’s won the majority of his matches in the company. Among the names he’s picked up victories over are Dark Sheik, “Speedball” Mike Bailey, Biff Busick, and Psicosis. Given his momentum under the GCW banner, it was only a matter of time until the former ROH World Television Champion found himself challenging for heavyweight title gold. However, to overcome a fighter as dominant as “Mox,” Deppen will have to dig deeper than he ever has before. Only then will he have a chance of capturing the GCW world title, ending Moxley’s reign in the process.

GCW You Wouldn’t Understand will take place in New York City, New York on June 18, 2022.

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