LT here with some more exciting news regarding the first ReVival of 2023, coming to you live on January 27th from the Amalie Arena in my hometown of Tampa, Florida.
Given the depth and talent of PRIME’s roster, PRIME’s Executive Staff has decided to reinstate the Alias Title and crown the first champion via a tournament during in the lead-up to Culture Shock. The title made its first appearance during the ReVolution Era in 2003 when Joshua Taro Freedom defeated Adam St. Ours at ReVolution 25, and has been held by the likes of Karina Wolfenden, the Illustrious Face-Eater, Tony Gamble, Vangelus Olsig, and Killean Sirrajin. Sirrajin won the title and retired it in a Champions Collide match at ReVolution 129 in 2007, absorbing it into the 5-Star Title.
The Alias Title carries unique stipulations with it, as the champion has the ability to rename the title as well as make certain stipulations (within reason) for their title defenses. For the belt’s run in the ReVival Era, if the Alias Champion successfully defends the belt three times, they will earn a shot at either the Intense or 5-Star Title. The Alias Title will then be vacated and new competitors will be chosen to crown a new champion.
Nine people will compete for the opportunity to become Alias Champion. They are:
- Darin Zion
- Kenny Freeman
- Kohime Mori
- Mike McGee
- Mortimer Knightingale
- Ned Reform
- Rocky de Leon
- Violet Samuelsson
The first two tournament matches will see Violet Samuelsson make her PRIME debut against one-half of the Dangerous Mix, Mushigihara, and both Kohime Mori and Rocky de Leon will debut in a triple threat match against Mike McGee. ReVival 22 will feature two more Alias Title Tournament matches, however you’ll have to wait to find out what those are.
Good luck to all, and we’ll see you either live in Tampa or on the ACE Network on January 27th at 10PM EST/9PM CST.