GCW: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4 | 13th February 2021 | GCW: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 5 | 20th February 2021 | Results

This is a stacked card and expect some of the best submission wrestling, grappling and hard-hitting action you will see on American soil.  Josh Barnett absolutely knocked it out of the park putting together these two cards and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  The main event on night one, Josh Barnett’s Bloodspot 4, will see Jeff Cobb go up against Chris Dickinson while night two, Josh Barnett’s Bloodspot 5, will see Jon Moxley face off against Davey Boy Smith Jr.10 Sec116KTokyo Olympics will be held without spectators

You can read our review of Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 3 here

You can watch every Bloodsport event over at Fite.TV

GCW: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4 | 13th February 2021 | Results

Diego Perez [0-0-0] Vs Gil Guardado [0-0-0]

The match starts with some basic sparring before heading down to the mat for some submission holds.  After getting back to their feet and more sparing Guardado takes Perez down to the mat only for Perez to hit some strikes to get back to his feet.  This was a very short match with lots of back and forth and some lovely submission wrestling.

Winner: Diego Perez via Triangle Choke Hold Submission

Star Rating: ***

Calder McColl [0-0-0] Vs Royce Isaacs [0-0-0]

Royce Isaacs has an amateur background in wrestling while also working for NWA while Calder McCool is an MMA fighter who is transitioning into pro-wrestling. This is another submission heavy bout with lots of grappling for good measure; these two are a fantastic match up.

Winner: Calder McColl via Triangle Choke Hold Submission
Star Rating: ***

Super Beast [0-0-0] Vs ‘Bad Dude’ Tito [0-0-0]

This is both men’s first appearance at Bloodsport.  Super Beast is a masked man and a huge dominating figure on the Bloodsport mat but that doesn’t mean that the Bad Dude isn’t intimidating in his own right.  The two men are focusing on each others arms but Super Beast is throwing Tito around the mat.  This match is full of hard hitting strikes with the two men trying to prove who is the toughest.

Winner: Super Beast via a Double Wrist Lock Submission
Star Rating: ****

JR Kratos [1-1-0] Vs Alex Coughlin [0-0-0]

JR Kratos has appeared at Bloodsport two times previously, now working for NJPW while this is Alex Coughlin’s first appearance, Coughlin come to us from the LA Dojo of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, he has been out for some time, and this is his first appearance in the ring since being sidelined by a neck injury.  Kratos may have the weight and strength advantage but Coughlin is young and sprightly with a quick athletic ability and submission skill that will really help him as he progresses in his career.

Winner: JR Kratos via TKO
Star Rating: ****.75

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Kal Jak [0-1-0] Vs Nolan Edward [0-0-0]  

Nolan Edwards is straight out of High School while Kal Jak has been in the wrestling game for a number of years. This match is a fast paced match with Edwards being quick and craft with his armature wrestling background coming out in full.  Kal Jak is all power and menace who likes using big power moves and hard stiff hits.  The match ends with Kal Jak throwing young Edward’s out of the ring, towards the wall.

Winner: Karl Jak via TKO
Star Rating: ****.25

‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor [1-2-0] Vs Simon Grimm [1-2-0]

‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor is a former All American and currently works for New Japan Pro-Wrestling while Simon Grimm is the former Simon Gotch, while in WWE, and has currently been training Catch style wrestling.  These two men are focusing on submission holds and a catch style that seems very popular within the realms of Bloodsport.  These two men are trying to destroy each other, focusing on each others legs and necks for leg bars and front choke holds.

Winner: Tom Lawlor via TKO
Star Rating: ****.75

Davey Boy Smith Jr. [3-0-0] Vs Calvin Tankman [1-0-0]

This marks Davey Boy Smith Jr’s fourth appearance at Bloodsport and Calvin Tankman’s second, will Tankman finally be the one to ruin Smith’s perfect score of 3-0?  Tankman has made a name for himself in GCW while Smith is from two wrestling families, the Smith’s and Harts, Barnett has known Smith since he was 19 and the two have trained together in catch wrestling.

Winner: Davey Boy Smith Jr. via Cross Face Submission Hold
Star Rating: ****

MAIN EVENT | Jeff Cobb [0-0-0] Vs Chris Dickinson [1-3-0]

Chris Dickinson has appeared in every single Bloodsport event while this is former Olympian wrestler Jeff Cobb’s first appearance; he currently performs for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and is part of The United Empire with Will Ospreay, Great-O-Kahn, and Bea Priestley.  Cobb’s biggest disadvantage in this match is that he doesn’t rely on submission moves and tends to go for the pin which isn’t an option here.  Chris Dickinson is a submission specialist and is using his Brazilian Jujitsu training to full effect here, keeping Cobb on the mat.  Jeff Cobb hits three huge German Suplex’s in quick succession, knocking Dickinson out for the victory.

Winner: Jeff Cobb via TKO
Star Rating: ****.5

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GCW: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 5 | 20th February 2021 | Results

Bad Dude Tito [0-1-0] Vs Calder McColl [1-0-0]

This is both of these competitors second appearance at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport, will McColl continue his winning streak, or will Tito beat the Scottish Highlander.  These two men never let up the whole match, moving quickly in and out of tight submission holds and hard hitting strikes.116KTokyo Olympics will be held without spectators

Winner: Calder McColl via a Sleeper Hold Submission
Star Rating: ***

Calvin Tankman [1-1-0] Vs Nolan Edward [0-1-0]

This is Calvin Tankman’s third appearance while this is Nolan Edwards second at Bloodsport.  This match is a hard hitting affair with Edward’s fighting from underneath the whole time but is unable to topple the beast.

Winner: Calvin Tankman via a TKO
Star Rating: ***

Kal Jak [1-1-0] Vs Super Beast [1-0-0]

Super Beast looked really impressive in his first outing at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4 but will he be able to beat Kal Jak tonight?  These two men are huge and athletic with Kal Jak wanting to keep Super Beast to the mat so he can’t use his powerful legs and strikes.  The two of them hit each other with hard strikes but Super Beast wasn’t as good this time against the veteran Kal Jak.

Winner: Kal Jak via a TKO
Star Rating: ****

Alex Coughlin [0-1-0] vs. Royce Isaacs [0-1-0]

Alex Coughlin and Royce Isaacs are evenly matched in this match, the two of them showing their grappling and submission skills, both trying not to lose their second match at Bloodsport.  There is a beautiful moment when Coughlin has Isaacs in a cross armbreaker only for Isaacs to transition into a Texas Clover Leaf; the hold was broken as Alex crawls off the mat.  This match is an intense bout that really needs to be watched by every fan of submission wrestling.

Winner: Royce Isaacs via a Grounded Dragon Sleeper Submission Hold
Star Rating: ****.75

Rocky Romero [0-0-0] Vs Simon Grimm [1-3-0]

This is Rocky Romero’s first appearance at Bloodsport and previously trained under Josh Barnett at the Inoki LA Dojo in California, Romero is now one of the best and most decorated Junior Heavyweights in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.  The pair of them are very experienced catch wrestling specialists with an emphasis on submission wrestling.  This match is an absolute spectacle and a true classic in this style and should be a match that is talked about for years to come.  Romero doesn’t change up his high intensity style during the match proving that Junior Heavyweights belong in Bloodsport.

Winner: Rocky Romero via a Cross Arm breaker Submission
Star Rating: *****

Chris Dickinson [1-4-0] Vs JR Kratos [2-1-0]

These two are hard hitting tough competitors who never hold anything back.  These two are using strong strikes, huge power moves and hellish looking submission holds. Kratos has the size advantage but that doesn’t stop Dickinson from lifting the bigger man and getting him down to the mat.

Winner: Chris Dickinson via a Rear Chokehold Submission Hold
Star Rating: ****.5

Jeff Cobb [1-0-0] Vs ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor [ 2-2-0]

Its New Japan Pro-Wrestling vs New Japan of America and we are in for a fight. The two men get straight to grappling going down to the mat, trying to submit the other, Cobb seems to have upped his game in that respect, but we will see if his power advantage will come in handy this time around.  Lawlor is relentless in his attacks, using his experience in striking to his advantage, trying to break Cobb down and get him back to the mat, Cobb hits Lawlor with three German Suplex’s into a Full Nelson Hold for the win.

Winner: Jeff Cobb via a Full Nelson Submission Hold
Star Rating: *****

Davey Boy Smith Jr. [4-0-0] Vs Jon Moxley [1-0-0]

Davey Boy Smith Jr, who is undefeated in Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport issuing the challenge to Jon Moxley, who is a former AEW World Champion and the current IWGP United States Champion.  The match starts off hot and heavy with a feeling out process before the two start grappling down to the mat, Moxley is showing off his armature wrestling ability while Smith is a pure wrestler with the skills of not just his father but grandfather Stu Hart.  Smith is a catch wrestling specialist but Moxley is very quick not just on his feet and is really taking his contemporary to his limit.  At some point Smith hits Moxley repeatedly with hard forearms and busts his head open, but this just angers Moxley and he becomes more vicious. This could be the greatest Main Event in Bloodsport history rivalling Josh Barnett vs Minoru Suzuki.

Winner: Jon Moxley via a TKO
Star Rating: *****


ANNOUNCED FOR GCW: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport:

JON MOXLEY VS JOSH BARNETT

COMPETITORSWIN – LOSE – DRAW
‘Bad Dude’ Tito0-2-0
Nolan Edward0-2-0
Alex Coughlin0-2-0
Gil Guardado0-1-0
Diego Perez1-0-0
Rocky Romero1-0-0
Royce Isaacs1-1-0
Super Beast1-1-0
Simon Grimm1-2-0
Calder McColl2-0-0
Jeff Cobb2-0-0
Jon Moxley2-0-0
Kal Jak2-1-0
Calvin Tankman2-1-0
JR Kratos2-2-0
‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor2-3-0
Chris Dickinson2-4-0
Davey Boy Smith Jr.4-1-0