Written by: Nikki Campbell

While he has become one of the most hated men in the EMERGE locker room, Scotty “Forever” Young has become a dominant force among EMERGE’s deep roster of superstars. From making it to the finals of the Outbreak 8 Tournament in March and narrowly losing to Mikey McFinnegan, to defeating “The Mastodon” J.D Marianni at EMERGE 34 and earning a shot at the EMERGE Heavyweight Championship at EMERGE: Fireworks and Fisticuffs, Young has barreled through every obstacle in his journey to stardom. However, at Fireworks and Fisticuffs, both Scotty Young and Khris Kaliber will experience some deja-vu.

Two months prior at EMERGE 33, both men squared off as Khris Kaliber defended his EMERGE Heavyweight Championship against Scotty Young. While the match pushed both men to their limits, Khris Kaliber’s experience under pressure worked to his advantage and he was able to wear Scotty Young down, eventually getting the pin.


After getting a taste of the title, Scotty Young has become more dominant, more conniving, and even more hungry for his own glory. At the grandest stage EMERGE has to offer, he will get his shot; a rematch that has the capability of going down in EMERGE history. On July 3rd at Harrison College as fireworks rise into the sky, whose hand will be raised in victory? Will EMERGE continue to be territory of the Workhorse, or will the EMERGE fan base be ushered into a new era of Forever?




Written by: Nikki Campbell

For three and a half years of excruciatingly hard work, full on dedication from the talent and workers alike, constant reinvention, and providing a fan-first brand, EMERGE Professional Wrestling has become a staple in the Midwestern independent wrestling scene. EMERGE championships are now highly sought after and pursued by some of the best superstars the business has to offer. While this provides amazing shows for EMERGE fans to enjoy, the journey to being the top performer in the EMERGE locker room is now one of the most difficult one that the superstars must embark on.


Before EMERGE 34, our EMERGE Offices informed the fans that EMERGE had outgrown the routine Downtown Throwdown location and was now running as Firework and Firsticuffs, a FREE event on July 3rd at Harrison College during the fireworks display put on by QMIX. This event is going to be revolutionary for EMERGE.

In order to determine the next #1 contender for the EMERGE Heavyweight Championship, Commissioner Lowe offered a challenge for thirty men to participate in the first ever Red, White, and Bruise Battle Royal. Two men will start the match, and periodically every minute, another man will enter. The only way to be eliminated in this match is to be thrown over the top rope and for both feet to make contact with the floor. The last man standing will become the next #1 contender for the EMERGE Heavyweight Championship. With this setup, this battle royalel will determine the smartest, strongest, and most determined performer on the EMERGE roster.

Although stars like Jared Kripke and Justin Meyers from J-Squared as well as Dave Davidson have announced that they will be participating in this Battle Royale, one can never be certain as to who you might see compete. In the end, one man will stand victorious on Tuesday July 3rd.