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9/5 PWG results in California: Battle of Los Angeles tournament finals - Chris Hero vs. Joey Ryan, stand-out tournament match

Sep 6, 2010 - 12:48:40 AM
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Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) Battle of Los Angeles tournament - Day Two
September 5, 2010
Reseda, Calif.
Report by Matt Massingham, PWTorch correspondent


After Day One's first round matches, the BOLA tournament brackets unfolded as follows for the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals on Day Two:

-- Joey Ryan vs. Austin Aries
-- Claudio Castagnoli vs. Roderick Strong
-- Winners to Semi-finals

-- Brandon Gatson vs. Brandon Bonham
-- Chris Hero vs. Akira Tozawa
-- Winners to Semi-finals

-- Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner in BOLA Finals

(1) Joey Ryan beat Austin Aries in a second round Battle of Los Angeles tournament match.

(2) Claudio Castagnoli beat Roderick Strong with a toss-up European Uppercut in a second round Battle of Los Angeles tournament match.

(3) Brandon Gatson beat Brandon Bonham with a DDT out of the torture rack in a second round Battle of Los Angeles tournament match.

(4) Chris Hero beat Akira Tozawa with a rolling elbow and moonsault in a second round Battle of Los Angeles tournament match. This was the match of the tournament thus far.

(5) Joey Ryan beat Claudio Castagnoli in a semi-final Battle of Los Angeles tournament match.

(6) Chris Hero beat Brandon Gatson with a pair of rolling elbows in a semi-final Battle of Los Angeles tournament match.

(7) Chuck Taylor & Ryan Taylor & Brian Cage beat Rocky Romero & Ricochet & Johnny Goodtime in the traditional BOLA multiple-man match prior to the finals.

(8) PWG tag champions Paul London & El Generico beat the Cutler Brothers with a combination Yakuza kick and turnbuckle brainbuster to retain the PWG Tag Titles.
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(9) Joey Ryan beat Chris Hero in the finals of the Battle of Los Angeles tournament to win BOLA 2010. The finish saw Hero go for a roaring elbow, but Joey rolled him up with a small package. There was strong heel heat on Joey after he won the tournament when the audience was going for Hero after anticipating a potential Hero vs. Claudio finals.

PWG's next show is Friday, October 8 up against a WWE Raw house show in Anaheim. L.A. fans will have PWG and Orange County fans will have Raw.

[Torch art credit Marco D'Alfonso (c) PWTorch.com]


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