Wrestling Revolver Swerve's House HOT TAKE
Wrestling - /ˈres(ə)liNG/ (noun) - the sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to a code of rules.
Revolver - /rəˈvälvər/ (noun) - a pistol with revolving chambers enabling several shots to be fired without reloading.
Wrestling Revolver - ˈres(ə)liNG rəˈvälvər/ (event) - A never-ending series of wrestling battles pushing emotions, rules and logic to the brink of madness, empowered by an insane fan base, presented explosive, rapid-fire fashion.
The legend of Wrestling Revolver has grown far beyond the quaint borders of Iowa. Now, a State once defined by its rolling plains, cornfields and the renowned paintings of Grant Wood is now forever intertwined with stark competition, hard hitting combat, brutality and violence. Wrestling Revolver has entrenched its roots in the Hawkeye States, the origination point for FITE fans across the globe to sample and relish the unique spectacle that is Wrestling Revolver.
This Saturday evening, Wrestling Revolver will present Swerve's House, seeing the infamous Swerve Strickland return to headline in his usual history-making fashion. In Wrestling Revolver, the norms of professional wrestling are shunned and ignored, paving the way for unique, exciting first-time encounters. Perhaps there is no greater example of this than Swerve Strickland stepping into the ring in Saturday's main event, facing the beloved Ruby Soho.
Since departing WWE for AEW and immersing herself back into the trenches of unadulterated professional wrestling, Soho has become one of true champions of work ethic, showing that no one is defined by any past, any gender, any criticism. Putting together an incredible array of performances inside the squared circle, Soho has forged herself into a reckoning, a force propelled forward by chasing her dreams, inspiring all she encounters in her journey along the way.
In Strickland, however, Soho may be facing the strongest, most dangerous opposition imaginable. A true aerial assault artist extraordinaire empowered by swagger, Strickland enters every battle with a chip on his shoulder, seeking to prove his dominance. It's a classic battle of high-flying, high risk strategies from Strickland against the pure technical finesse of Soho, one of the best wrestlers alive today. Such a tremendous first time encounter can only be witnessed live on FITE this Saturday. It may be Sweve's House, but will Soho soon hold the deed?
The Revolver World Championship will be on the line this Saturday as Rich Swann will defend the championship after capturing it during a Four Way ladder match at Tales From the Ring 4. JT Dunn, one of the competitors in that bout, led to the ring by Phil Stamper, has been adamant that had it been a singles contest, he would have upended Swann's dreams and is now seeking to shut down Swann's championship reign once and for all. Swann has been hiding a major high as champion, leading the Revolver audience to great heights as he scales to the heavens and attempts to drive his opponents straight to hell with his stratosphere-breaking offense but in Dunn, he faces a ground and pound expert who has perfected striking physicality to an exact science. The championship and the future of Revolver itself hangs in the balance this Saturday.
Impact Wrestling World Champion Moose will once again become an interloper into the Revolver universe this Saturday. While gearing up for Impact Wrestling's Rebellion PPV next week, Moose will continue to keep his insanely athletic, evil-at-heart skills sharpened and ready to kill when he battles the celebrated Speedball Mike Bailey. Bailey, coming off an incredible week in Dallas where he fought with all his heart and soul nine times over three days on the biggest week of the year across multiple FITE broadcasts, Now, Bailey finds himself the ultimate underdog in the eyes of some, trying to figure out how to take down a seemingly unstoppable champion, but could the opposite actually be true? What if it's Moose walking into this encounter taking Bailey, with his hybrid karate and high flying style, too lightly? Iowa is far removed from the Middle Ages, but the story of David and Goliath remains a vibrant one, indeed…
The world-renowned Wolves, Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards, return to Revolver in a rare teaming, once again uniting to howl and defend their Revolver World Tag Team Championships in a true dream match that won't be seen anywhere else but live on FITE. Steve Maclin, who has been tearing Impact Wrestling apart, and Westin Blake teamed in a realm where they were handcuffed and never truly given the chance to showcase their rugged toughness and tag team excellence. In Revolver, however, where there are no handcuffs and physical badassery is encouraged, The Tag Team titles are the epicenter of an explosive battle that is sure to shock all that witness it. Stars won't be born, but they will be revealed to those dismissive to the truth, live on FITE.
Ace Austin has proudly carried and defended the Revolver Remix Championship into battle, defeating celebrated and varied competition from across the globe but this Saturday, Gia Miller's charge may have his toughest test to date, stepping into a Three-Way Dance against Lince Dorado, the lucha sensation who has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes and Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Trey Miguel, one of the most resourceful, innovative professional wrestlers alive today. Against one of these foes, Austin would be pushed to the brink, but against both? Austin will truly have to pull out an Ace to retain. Whether he can crack this code to victory remains to be seen.
Wrestling Revolver this Saturday on FITE will feature all of the insane physicality and brutality one comes to expect from this gritty spectacle. The spider web barbed wire will be strung up with Jake Crist and The 1 Called Manders stepping into mortal kombat, seeking to avoid the venomous stings of the cold, hard steel. There will be blood and there will be flesh torn asunder, but one would expect nothing more from the wars that have defined Revolver.
Of course, Revolver will bring another beloved staple this Saturday at Swerve's House, as the Hoss Fight Scramble will once again be unleashed as six of the toughest warriors residing on the Revolver roster will battle in the same ring at the same time, bringing the pain and madness to each other. Madman Fultorn vs. Jessika Havok vs. Jake Something vs. Grizzle Kal Jak vs. Crash Jaxon vs. Beef - a battle that on paper promises a path of destruction designed to entertain and enrapture fans from across the FITE universe.
The Champ Champ will also be in the house. Reigning and defending Ring of Honor and AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo will take on Billie Starkz, The Blue Gremlin who has battled her way into the hearts and souls of fans all across the Ohio Valley and beyond. Starkz has pulled some truly remarkable wins out during her career, but a victory over The Virtuosa could put her on the international map. Will she have three seconds leading to pinfall glory or will Purrazzo's submission skills break down Starkz's hopes and dreams?
As if all that isn't enough, the unique Dan the Dad will step into battle with ManScout Jake Manning, a true meeting of the minds as two of the most colorful personalities in Wrestling Revolver bring a completely different dimension to the proceedings. Will Dan the Dad be out to lunch? Will Manning pitch a tent to victory? Only FITE viewers will know for sure.
So this Saturday, come to lovely Iowa. Visit Swerve's House. Welcome to Wrestling Revolver, the most unique, violent, explosive, envelope-pushing professional wrestling you can ever dream of, the place where artists paint their masterpieces on the canvas in blood-red blood, vibrant dreams and shattered hopes. There's only one place in the world to witness it all, live, in the moment, in all its glory, FITE!
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.