Game Changer Wrestling holds fundraising Acid Cup 2 tournament

By Oliver Taylor

The first round matches of Game Changer Wrestling’s Acid Cup 2, a two-night tournament with all proceeds going to the wrestlers involved, began last night(ThursMARCH19).

The tournament was set up as independent wrestlers are currently experiencing a shortage of work due to US government guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic forcing the cancellation of live wrestling shows.

A fundraising Indiegogo page was set up by GCW owner Brett Lauderdale for donations. As of Friday morning, it has raised more than $8,000 worth of donations from more than 200 backers.

The Acid Cup is a two-night, 16-person tournament. The second night takes place tonight (March 20).

The events are closed to the public with no live fans in attendance. The shows were also announced as taking place from an undisclosed location. Last night’s show took place at the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia.

The Acid Cup 2 is the first event since GCW announced a deal with the IndependentWrestling.TV streaming service. On the company’s debut show with the service last night, a new record for live viewing on IWTV was set.

The first round results were:

KTB defeated Cole Radrick
Shane Mercer defeated Lucky 13
Allie Kat defeated Atticus Cogar
Jordan Oliver defeated Ellis Taylor
Matthew Justice defeated Jimmy Lloyd
Blake Christian defeated Benjamin Carter
Chris Dickinson defeated Sanchez
Nick Gage defeated 1 Called Manders

Allie Kat advanced past her first round match against Atticus Cogar (Photo via Creative Commons)

The show also featured a live performance from Platinum recording artist Pitbull during the intermission, which was really just a cardboard cutout propped against the ring ropes while music was played through a speaker.

This is the second edition of the Acid Cup. The first edition was held in October 2016 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The second night of action will be streamed exclusively on IWTV at 11pm GMT. Using the code “GameChanger” when signing up to IWTV will give viewers a free trial.

The Indiegogo page can be found here.