King of the Deathmatch is one of the most beloved tournaments of its kind. IWA Mid-South’s signature hardcore event has become a show case for rising stars and legends, including recent winners Drake Younger, Matt Tremont, and J.C. Bailey.
This year’s field of sixteen looks to be as brutal as any year with the following first round matches already announced:
The Duke of Hardcore John Wayne Murdoch VS The Wrench Conor Claxton VS Deadly Dale VS “Old Timer” Jeff King in a Fans Bring the Weapons Match.
Matt Tremont VS Jeff Cannonball VS Brad Cash VS Bryant Woods in a 100 light tubes match
Dale Patricks VS Josh Crane VS Markus Crane VS Rickey Shane Page in a barbed wire board / pits of gusset plates/ pits of alcohol match.
Devon Moore VS DJ Hyde VS Reed Bentley VS Joseph Schwartz in a four corners of pain carpet strip and fishhook ropes match. (The four corners will be a pit of glass, pit of mouse traps, thumb tacks, and fiberglass insulation.)
Earlier today, Ian Rotten broke the news that Randi West will be unable to compete in this year’s event due to a foot injury. As much as I know fans are disappointed at her withdrawal, they can’t be too disappointed with her replacement: CZW owner DJ Hyde.
King of the Deathmatch begins August 6th at 3 PM at Pride bar + lounge, 504 State Street in New Albany, Indiana. Front row is already sold out, but seats are still available for $25. Email BestMistyEVER@gmail.com for ticket information.
If you’re a fan of hardcore, this is a must-see event!