"Phillip Five Skulls" has retired. Enter "Speedball."
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla announced that Phillip Five Skulls, a wrestler whom by all accounts never existed has "retired. As a result, "Speedball" Mike Bailey is the sixteenth and final entrant in the tournament which takes place on January 29 and 30.
Unfortunately, Phillip Five Skulls has decided to retire from professional wrestling and will no longer be competing in the 2022 Battle of Los Angeles.— PWG (@OfficialPWG) January 10, 2022
"Speedball" Mike Bailey makes his long-awaited PWG return as he enters the 2022 Battle of Los Angeles!— PWG (@OfficialPWG) January 10, 2022
There are no active wrestlers actually named Phillip Five Skulls, as it is a reference to a tweet from a fan back in August.
Literally everytime PWG has a show someone is like "Phillip Five Skulls from Dayton is really making a name and PWG should book him." "why no women at PWG?" "How do I download the show that happened 12 hours ago"— VM (@ViolentMiracle) August 3, 2021
Fucking promotions needs a user's manual.
Here is the current list of entrants into the tournament:
- Alex Shelley
- Kevin Blackwood
- Lio Rush
- Black Taurus
- Daniel Garcia
- Jack Cartwheel
- Lee Moriarty
- Davey Richards
- Jonathan Gresham
- JD Drake
- Rey Horus
- "Speedball" Mike Bailey
- Buddy Matthews
Bailey recently debuted in IMPACT at Hard to Kill and is headed to GCW. Learn more here.
Later in the evening, PWG announced the full card for night one of the Battle of Los Angeles Tournament:
- Bandido vs. "Speedball" Mike Bailey
- JONAH vs. Buddy Matthews
- Jonathan Gresham vs. Davey Richards
- 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.