FITE FOREVER July 6
July 6, 2018
By: Mike Johnson
In every edition of FITE FOREVER, we look up upon the horizon of major forthcoming pro wrestling events and the top talents who will collide before our very eyes, live on FITE!
As spring transforms to summer, temperatures rise and so do the tempers in the world of professional wrestling!
This week, FITE FOREVER runs down many of the competitors who will see combat this week and beyond!
Jeff CobbThe internationally renowned Olympian seeks to add yet another notch on his storied list of accomplishments when he enters the 2018 APW King of Indies Tournament in Daly City. Since bursting out of the underground, Cobb has torn through competition like a monster unleashed. In the first of three potential matches in the KOI for Cobb, he faces Fatu in a battle of powerhouses. Should Cobb move forward, he faces a bevy of challenges from international stars from New Japan, CMLL and beyond, including….
Timothy ThatcherConsidered one of the most versatile and talented scientific professional wrestlers in the world, Thatcher makes a rare Stateside appearance to compete in the 2018 APW King of Indies tournament. Now hailing for Germany, Thatcher has been immersed in international battles, working to "level up" as a combatant. Thatcher prides himself on great in-ring competition. His first-round battle against Brody King may define the field of competition and indeed, the final victor, unless the wild card comes into play….
Flip GordonThe former United States serviceman is all in at the APW King of Indies tournament, bringing his unique flair for aerial combat to Daly City, CA for the first time. In what has to be seen as a dream match, Gordon and CMLL star Titan will do battle in an encounter that promises to rocket the lucha libre style into the stratosphere. Each fighter will crash down from the skies, electrifying the audience live on FITE…and the winner will have two more matches to go. Competition at its finest.
MooseThe former NFL great will have the biggest night of his life when Impact Wrestling presents the 2018 Slammiversary live from Toronto on FITE. Moose will challenge Impact Champion Austin Aries in what has to be seen as his personal Superbowl. With longtime friend and fellow NFL star D'Angelo Williams preparing him for battle, Moose will have to put in the performance of his life to overcome "The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived." It will be the moment of reckoning for Moose, the type of career climax that a pro wrestler has dreamed of his entire life.
Jay LethalThe new ROH World Champion will make his first official appearance as Champion when FITE presents Honor For All in Nashville, TN. With his win at Best in the World, Lethal completely reshuffled the deck in ROH and now all the sharks are circling – Bullet Club, The Kingdom and even Dalton Castle are all ready to engage, trying to knock the new king from the top of the mountain. Lethal fought to regain his form and his position within ROH, but now, he must battle to maintain it. The Champion is always the hunted and can never take a moment to reflect, only fight. Lethal will fight when he gets to Nashville.
Madison RayneSince returning to Impact Wrestling, Madison Rayne has been taking down top competition left and right. At Slammiversary, Rayne will challenge Knockouts Champion Su Yung, attempting to wrest the belt away from the Undead Bride. On Impact's biggest event of the summer, Rayne finds herself in the role of the enlightened veteran, looking to find a way to quarantine the Yung's insanity and find the light at the end of the tunnel that will lead to victory and championship gold.
Mike Johnson is the lead reporter for PWInsider.com and has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He can be found on Twitter @MikePWInsider and MikeJohnsonWrites.com.