Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) Tickets
Founded: January 1999
Founder: Ricky Otazu (AKA, Ricky O)
Owners: Brett Lauderdale and Danny Demanto
First Show: JCW @ Lyndhurst (January 29, 2000)
Years of Operation: 1999-2004 and then 2013-Present
Game Changer Wrestling TicketsOriginally founded by former wrestler, wrestling booker and wrestling promoter Ricky Otazu (better known as Ricky O) in early 1999, Game Changer Wrestling has grown from a small, independent, regional wrestling promotion headquartered in New Jersey to a major force in the independent wrestling circuit. The company prominently features hardcore wrestling in its shows, a style known for its over-the-top violence, liberal use of weapons and no-holds-barred format. In particular, the company’s highly acclaimed Bloodsport shows helped to popularize shoot wrestling, a style that employs full contact moves and elements of MMA. Similar in style and substance to the more violent spectacles put on by companies like Combat Zone Wrestling but borrowing many of its more theatrical elements from Japanese wrestling shows, GCW shows provide memorable experiences to truly hardcore wrestling fans. Grab your chance to become a part of a crazy and screaming crowd when you get your Game Changer Wrestling tickets at StubHub.
Who are some of the wrestlers on the Game Changer Wrestling roster?Some of the wrestlers on the roster at GCW who have perfumed recently are Nick Gage, Ricky Starks, Kevin Kross, Jordan Oliver, Joey Ryan, Johnathan Wolf, GENTARO, Tony Deppen, Violento Jack, Kenji Fukimoto and Shigehiro Irie. When you attend a live GCW event, you will be able to see these and other performers.
What are some of Game Changer Wrestling’s upcoming events?As it proceeds further into 2020, GCW has a number of further events lined up. During March of 2020, it plans to hold two events — called GCW Presents: "The Wrld on GCW" and GCW Presents: "Guilty Conscience" — on the 12th and 20th of the month. Then, GCW will hold two events on April 2, 2020 and two more events the following day on April 3. There is also one more event scheduled for April 4, 2020. All of the April events will take place at the Cuban Club in Tampa, Florida.
What is the Game Changer Wrestling schedule like?Game Changer Wrestling’s first show of 2020, called GCW: I Can’t Feel My Face, took place on January 11, 2020. It also held events on January 18 and 24 as well as on February 3, 4 and 5. One other event, called GCW: Run, Rickey, Run, happened on February 15, 2020. For most of its years in existence, GCW was able to hold anywhere between 10 to 16 shows per year. The only major exceptions were the years 2003 and 2004 when the company was floundering and was only able to hold six shows and three shows, respectively. For its first run stretching from 1999 to 2004, Game Changer Wrestling was able to put on a show approximately once a month. When the promotion was revived in 2013, it maintained approximately this same pattern until 2019. In 2019, it was able to organize an incredible 40 shows, indicating a substantial rise in the company’s popularity. GCW looks poised to be able to continue that higher rate of output into 2020 with approximately one show every one to two weeks.
In which venues have Game Changer Wrestling events taken place?Though primarily based in New Jersey, GCW has traveled to venues all over the United States in its quest to entertain fans. These venues include Cuban Club in Tampa, Florida; the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Faultline Bar in Los Angeles, California; and the Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. The Showboat Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is another common venue for GCW.
What other wrestling events would fans of Game Changer Wrestling also appreciate?With the extraordinary number of different independent wrestling companies available to fans today, they have an unprecedentedly large number of choices in front of them for what kind of wrestling they want to see. Besides large companies like the WWE with its two weekly shows, Raw and SmackDown, fans can also check out All Elite Wrestling, Ring of Honor Wrestling, NWA Wrestling, Evolve Wrestling, Progress Wrestling and Women of Wrestling. Fans of GCW’s more violent matches will also like Combat Zone Wrestling.
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