Several Wrestlers No-Show GCW 'Devil In A New Dress' Show

Former ROH Champion Bandido was amongst the wrestlers to no-show GCW this weekend.

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Several notable independent wrestlers no-showed this Sunday's GCW Devil In A New Dress event in San Francisco, California, including former Ring Of Honor World Champion Bandido.

Bandido, who was due to wrestle AEW-contracted prodigy Nick Wayne on the show, did not board his flight to San Francisco, as acknowledged by GCW on Twitter roughly one hour before the show started:-

The 26-year-old has since issued the following, saying that the no-show was his own fault:-


Wayne ended up wrestling reigning GCW Tag Team Champion Effy on the card instead.


Also absent from Devil In A New Dress was GCW stalwart Gringo Loco, who had been advertised for the show too. No reason for his absence has been provided. His scheduled opponent, Jimmy Lloyd, wrestled Masha Slamovich instead.

There were further absences in the form of Jacob Fatu and Biff Busick, though both of these were acknowledged by GCW. Fatu, the former MLW World Champion, was hit by travel issues, resulting in him being replaced in a six-man tag team match, while Busick was ruled out of Devil In A New Dress for similar reasons earlier in the day:-

The second of two GCW shows in California this past weekend, Devil In A New Dress was marketed largely around NJPW legend Minoru Suzuki vs. 'Speedball' Mike Bailey.

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