Pro Wrestling GRIND tends to spend their time at the Pulaski Club in Easthampton, MA but for this special occasion they bring their special brand of hard-hitting violence to Worcester. As seems to be the theme of The Wrestival, fans in Worcester may have seen some of these wrestlers before but it is likely that they haven't seen them like this! "All We Are" is an entire card designed to steal the weekend and it just may!
MIKE SKYROS has changed his attitude and as a result, has turned around his losing ways here at GRIND.— Pro Wrestling GRIND (@GRINDpuro) December 16, 2022
Will his venom and malice be enough to conquer the returning JD DRAKE in Worcester at #Wrestival though?
MIKE SKYROS VS JD DRAKE
First time ever.#AllWeAre pic.twitter.com/eXlQJljyLQ
Since debuting in GRIND, Mike Skyros has been someone who seems to have found his winning ways but that's partly due to the help of Travis Huckabee. As of yet, Travis Huckabee has not been announced for The Wrestival at all, so Mike Skyros might be on his own in this match against JD Drake. JD Drake is one of the toughest, biggest and strongest wrestlers out there today. What's truly interesting about this match is how these two wrestlers are perceived.
JD Drake has made somewhat of a name for himself, not just on the independent scene but as part of AEW as well. You have to imgaine that in some respect of it all, JD Drake beating Mike Skyros is just another day at the office for him. In ways, it's what people expect to happen and makes this match feel like it could be cut and dry. But what if Mike Skyros wins this match? That has to be weighing heavily on Skyros' mind.
Mike Skyros certainly has more to gain by winning this match than JD Drake does. Imagine Mike Skyros going into 2023 with a win over JD Drake. I think if Skyros had one or two more big wins after that he could even be in line for a title shot. And Skyros has to know this. Skyros is as calculated in his mind as he is in his body. This might feel like an upset if Mike Skyros wins, but it also might just feel like making the most of an opportunity and Skyros might do just that.
You know things get serious when GRIND brings out their first ever Street Fight. Before we get into why this is, I feel I need to point out that both Logan Black and Manders are not the type of wrestlers you want to be on the other side of the ring from during a Street Fight. Logan Black really has that hardcore style to him while Manders has been making the rounds in H2O, ICWNHB and even had a stand out Anything Goes match against Slade at Limitless back in May.
Which is funny because this all started back in May between Logan Black and Manders, at GRIND "Come And Get It", when these two were originally scheduled for a match against each other. Manders was only in his second match in GRIND and it looked like he was going to show respect, but he ended up disrespecting Logan Black and in this match definitively turned heel on the GRIND crowd.
While Logan Black has his own issues with Travis Huckabee and Mike Skyros, which lead to a tag team match at Sinister Urge, Manders got involved there and it looked as if we were headed into a three vs three match with Joseph Alexander and Angelo Carter on the side of Black, but now it looks like GRIND might have to somehow construct War Games.
This match will be one of the most brutal matches of the entire Wrestival and it won't even have the use of light tubes and other weapons that ICWNHB will. This match might even go so far as to make some people uncomfortable, but plain and simple, this one has become a blood feud.
The mighty Mane Event go to war against the debuting Violence Is Forever @TheWrestival for #AllWeAre 12/31 in Worcester, MA!— Pro Wrestling GRIND (@GRINDpuro) December 5, 2022
Be there live to see these two teams clash on New Year’s Eve!
Streaming Live @indiewrestling !#Wrestival #GRINDpuro #TagTeamWrestling pic.twitter.com/iSnXAWtybx
No tag team has been more dominant in Pro Wrestling GRIND than The Mane Event. The only loss The Mane Event has in GRIND is at Celebration Day at the hands of Shook Crew because they ripped off Lyon's mask. And ever since Kevin Ku was on the very first show against Matt Makowski, GRIND has been building better and better tag team matches which felt like the debut of Violence Is Forever was only a matter of time.
The Mane Event are fast, they are high flying and they utilize tag team moves perfectly. But there aren't many tag teams out there right now like Violence Is Forever, who will look for more of a ground and pound approach to winning this match. VIF has to have a strategy to isolate each member of the other team and pick apart the legs to both slow them down and keep them grounded. But The Mane Event also has to be aware of that and ready for it. Yeah, this is going to be *that* tag team match of The Wrestival.
OFFICIAL FOR 12/31!— Pro Wrestling GRIND (@GRINDpuro) November 29, 2022
HEAVY METAL vs. MONSTER TRUCK!
First time ever!
PERRY VON VICIOUS
Belltime at NOON!
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After his war with Kevin Blackwood at Sinister Urge, @ayy_marino caught up with @RabidRyanMooney about his future in GRIND, and we immediately signed it for #AllWeAre at #Wrestival...— Pro Wrestling GRIND (@GRINDpuro) December 15, 2022
RYAN MOONEY VS ANTHONY HENRY goes down in Worcester at NOON on 12/31! pic.twitter.com/PgfSIEkJya
For The Wrestival, Anthony Henry seems to be getting haunted by ghosts of matches past. This match was originally to happen a few months back but what a way for both of these wrestlers to close out the year! (Though Anthony Henry will go on to face Kevin Blackwood for Limitless after this) If you're looking for wrestlers who have just been at the top of their game in GRIND this past year, few stand out more than Ryan Mooney. The GRIND fanbase (who I hope make the trip to this show) are fully behind him and as such, this is just going to be an intense match based on the crowd.
But Anthony Henry has been having the best year of anyone and as such this is going to be an important match for him as well. There are few wrestlers who can take what Anthony Henry dishes out and not only win but just survive. Ryan Mooney truly feels like someone who can do just that. Mooney recently picked up a hard fought victory over Kevin Blackwood, who is also facing Anthony Henry on this day so it's going to be a real even match here where it feels like either competitor can win but it will be a true fight.
After an incredible victory against Rip Byson at #SinisterUrge— Pro Wrestling GRIND (@GRINDpuro) December 12, 2022
Jay Freddie heads to the White Eagle in Worcester, MA to defend his GRIND GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP against the Big Bad Kaiju…
Dec 31st | 12PM EST
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