2024 Press Release: World Title news, F1 draw, 'Crossfire' matches announced.

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FWA press release – including next World Championship challenger, ‘A Very Crossfire Christmas’, and F1 pool stage draw
by Shake Meltzer. PWOutsider.
2nd January, 2024.

The FWA today issued a press release that gave us a slew of information with regards to the direction of the promotion in early 2024. Perhaps most important amongst these announcements was the Fallout 037 main event. This show, scheduled for the 27th of January in Hong Kong, will not take place until after the upcoming ‘A Very Crossfire Christmas’ (Beijing) and ‘Meltdown XXXVII’ (Hanoi) shows, so we will have to wait until the end of the month to find out who Jeremy Best’s first challenger will be.

‘Your New Best Friend’ picked up the FWA World Championship at the end of 2023 at Winter Wasteland, where he overcame former champion Alyster Black to climb to the very pinaccle of the FWA. Best will be a busy boy in Hong Kong: not only will he welcome us to a ‘celebration’ of his championship victory, but he will also be keeping a close eye on proceedings in that aforementioned main event. This contest will see five FWA stars - Gabrielle Montgomery, Cyrus Truth, Trixie Bordeaux, Johnny Johnson, and Jay Kenny - battle it out for the opportunity to challenge Best at the Grand March on the 12th of May.

Furthermore, the press release also revealed two matches scheduled to take place at ‘A Very Crossfire Christmas’, as well as more of the participants in the Secular Spectacular announced by Jon Russnow at Winter Wasteland. There are four briefcases to be won in this year's SecSpec, each containing a 'prize' - namely two opportunities in a TV Championship #1 Contendership Match, a shot at the Trios Championship, and a pink slip. Although it is believed the list is not final, currently scheduled to take part in the match are Blake Taylor, Colby Sol, Death Walker, Jobber Jimbo, La Sombra Filosa, Madison Gray, Sawyer Xavier, Trash Mammal, and XYZ. Two of those names may seem unfamiliar, with La Sombra Filosa and Colby Sol making their FWA debuts during the match. Anzu Kurosawa was initially announced by Russnow as part of this match, but it now seems she will not be cleared in time after her ten minute deathmatch exhibition with Jeffry Mason.

La Sombra Filosa and Colby Sol won't be the only newly signed competitors in action at ‘A Very Crossfire Christmas’, with a pair of debutants hoping to impress in the tag team division also on the card. Sir Marmaduke Whistle & Kenji Marufuji of Ctrl Alt Repeat (THC to the power of two) will take on the Bad Boys Band, who are looking for their first FWA win at the eighteenth attempt. Finally, we now know that Johnny Johnson will also be in action, as he looks to prepare for his aforementioned Fallout 037 main event by going one-on-one with Juan Tothrefor. ‘A Very Crossfire Christmas’ will take place in Beijing, China on Sunday 14th January, and will be followed on Monday the 15th by a press conference featuring the entrants to this year's F1 Climaxxx.

Speaking of which, the company also announced the two pools of four - as well as the pool stage fixtures - for 2024’s tournament, due to kick off at the end of the month in Hanoi. Pool A sees Gerald Grayson, Konchu Hao, Mike Parr, and weaselperson drawn together, whilst Pool B will feature Bryan Baxter, Chris Peacock, Halloween Knight, and Xavien Marshall. The full match listings for the pool stage is shown in the graphic below, released by the company back at Winter Wasteland and populated as of today’s press release.

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More, undoubtedly, to follow.