2014 Battle of Los Angeles Night Three Results

QUARTERFINAL: Johnny Gargano def Candice LeRae

QUARTERFINAL: Ricochet def TJ Perkins

QUARTERFINAL: Trevor Lee def Michael Elgin

QUARTERFINAL: Kenny Omega def Matt Sydal

QUARTERFINAL: Roderick Strong def AJ Styles (DQ)

QUARTERFINAL: Kyle O’Reilly def Zack Sabre Jr

The Young Bucks def Two Rights and a Wrong

SEMIFINAL: Roderick Strong def Kyle O’Reilly (forfeit)

SEMIFINAL: Johnny Gargano def Trevor Lee

SEMIFINAL: Ricochet def Kenny Omega

Rich Swann, Chris Hero, Joey Ryan, Chuck Taylor and Willie Mack def Bobby Fish, Biff Busick, Drew Gulak, Cedric Alexander and Tommaso Ciampa

FINAL: Ricochet def Gargano, Strong to win the 2014 Battle of Los Angeles!


PWG’s 2014 BOLA Night Three was a marathon as a wrestling fan – from waiting outside in the blazing sun outside of the American Legion hall, to sitting in a sweatbox for over 5 hours… it wasn’t the greatest way to watch wrestling. Seriously, can we start a Kickstarter to raise money to fix / upgrade the American Legion’s air conditioning system?

ANYWAY, the wrestlers involved in the night’s events put on one heck of a show to close things out, and we saw a lot of interesting storylines unfold. From Roderick Strong’s uber-heel storyline to AJ Styles’ early elimination in the tournament to the Willie Mack NXT send-off, and everything in between…

I don’t want to get too much into the details, because this is something that should be enjoyed from start to finish once the DVD comes out.

Last, but certainly not least… I’d like to post the final standings of our bracket contest. We’ll reach out later this week via email to the winners!

Top Ten

  1. 350@JiggaMyNigguh – signed WrestleMania program winner
  2. 320@ItsMeKevs19XX – signed WrestleMania program winner
  3. 310@tagropeblog
  4. 290@academic603
  5. 270@facevheel
  6. 270@NoellyHendrix
  7. 270@juicypatlucey
  8. 260@apa121
  9. 250@MitchellFoot
  10. 220@Chillymike1

Random T-Shirt Drawing

Congratulations to @NoellyHendrix, @WIRKyleScott, and @Mr_Lolo_Jones – each of whom gets a The Steel Cage t-shirt!

The Steel Cage

  1. 190@ahess49
  2. 150@Cap_Kaveman
  3. 100@schlizzag
  4. 60@jasprung

It should be pointed out… Sprung actually tied for last overall. Hey… sometimes the mix of knowledge and luck doesn’t play out – just like fantasy sports!

Thank you again for following our coverage and for participating in the bracket challenge! It was a lot of fun and we look forward to doing more stuff like this in the future!

Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!