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DEFY Wrestling Returns This Friday with "DEFY X: Year One"

Local independent pro wrestling promotion DEFY is running their first show of 2018 tomorrow night (Friday February 2nd) at First Hill’s historic Washington Hall. This will be the companies 10th show – hence the name “DEFY X: Year One”, as well as the official 1-year anniversary of the popular...
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20 Pro Wrestling Predictions for 2018

2018 is gonna be a huge year for wrestling. We are already 11 days in and I've already seen some incredible matches - many of which were on New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom on January 4th. Here are my 20 predictions for things that will happen in 2018. Some of them will make me smile, some will bum me...
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2017 Wrestler Of The Year: Shane "Swerve" Strickland

2017 was the year of Swerve. At the beginning of the year, Shane Strickland had a fair amount of buzz surrounding him – he had built a solid name for himself on independent shows around the U.S. and was featured as the recurring character “Killshot” in Lucha Underground. But within the past 12...
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DEFY NOW: A New Chapter For Fast Rising Local Wrestling Company

It's strange to think that local upstart wrestling promotion DEFY hasn't even been around for an entire year yet. Since their first event on January 13th, the company has consistently raised the bar for independent wrestling in the Northwest, attracting world-renowned names like Jeff Cobb, Shane...
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Jabroni Journal: Swerve vs. Rush II - Thursday Night in Tacoma

Video of DEFY Presents "THE CRASH Lucha Libre" - SWERVE VS RUSH II DEFY wrestling returns to Tacoma this Thursday night (August 3rd) for "DEFY Presents: The Crash Lucha Libre!" It's all going down at the historic Temple Theater, as the current DEFY, WrestleCircus and CZW Champion...
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Migs Blog: Shane Strickland!

I’ve been lucky to get to chat with a lot of my favorite wrestlers recently on my new podcast, Migs vs. The World Of Wrestling , and on the most recent episodes I got to chat with another favorite of mine, and I guy that I am glad to call a bud…the International King Of Swerve…Tacoma’s own, Shane...
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Jabroni Journal: Pentagon Jr. is ready to DEFY

Hot off the success of the first DEFY event just a few weeks back, the badasses behind this local upstart indie wrestling company have just announced their second event – DEFY 2: Wolves At The Door (April 7th at Washington Hall). If the first show was any indication, you are not gonna wanna miss...
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Migs Blog: Defy Wrestling Ruled!

Warning... if you are not a super nerdy fan of wrestling like I am, then this is not the blog for you. On Friday I had the opportunity to be a part of an incredible night of wrestling, as Defy Wrestling put on its first event: Defy1 "Legacy". I served as the host and ring announcer for the night,...
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Migs Blog: Defy Wrestling...This Friday!

This Friday I am getting an opportunity to step into the squared circle…with Cody Rhodes! No, I am not wrestling (that would be a recipe for disaster haha)…but I am going to be the ring announcer for a brand new local wrestling promotion: Defy Wrestling. @ImSteveMigs will reign as the announcer and...
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Jabroni Journal: Cody Rhodes Comes To Seattle

The Northwest is in no shortage of amazing local pro wrestling action. There are already a handful of badass DIY wrestling companies holding events around the city - Lucha Libre Volcanica , 3-2-1 Battle! , Rainier Pro Wrestling and Project 42 just to name a few - but on January 13th business is...
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