Two new names have been added to PWG's Battle of Los Angeles.
On January 28, Jonathan Gresham hopped on Twitter and revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, he will be unable to compete at this weekend's BOLA tournament. The ROH Champion also missed last weekend's The WRLD On GCW show for what we now know to be the same reason.
Additionally, Davey Richards, Gresham's first-round opponent is also unable to compete. Thus, PWG has announced that Wheeler Yuta and Blake Christian would be taking their spots and facing off in the opening round.
Christian recently defeated Lio Rush at The WRLD On GCW, while Yuta has been a fixture on AEW programming as a member of Best Friends.
Unfortunately, Jonathan Gresham and Davey Richards are unable to compete at the 2022 Battle of Los Angeles. Wheeler Yuta and Blake Christian have now entered the tournament and will be facing off in the first round!— PWG (@OfficialPWG) January 29, 2022
PWG recently announced the full card for night one of the Battle of Los Angeles Tournament:
- Bandido vs. "Speedball" Mike Bailey
- JONAH vs. Buddy Matthews
- Blake Christian vs. Wheeler Yuta
- JD Drake vs. Black Taurus
- Lee Moriarty vs. Alex Shelley
- Jack Cartwheel vs. Lio Rush
- Kevin Blackwood vs. Daniel Garcia
- Aramis vs. Rey Horus
Battle of Los Angeles is the premier independent wrestling tournament with past victors including Kenny Omega, El Generico (Sami Zayn), Adam Cole, Ricochet, and Bandido, an entrant in this year's tournament, among others.
Fightful will have results from BOLA following the conclusion of each event.