The OTT: ScrapperMania III Main Event Is Loaded

bucks flex.jpg

Saturday, FloSlam brings you some early wrestling action with Over The Top Wrestling's ScrapperMania III. The main event is loaded with some of the top stars in independent wrestling. The Bullet Club's Elite of The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega will take on the team of Will Ospreay, Lio Rush and Ryan Smile.

Your FloSlam subscription gets you access to all the live action as well as our ever-expanding library of archived events.

Let's take a look at the two teams in one of the biggest main events of the year.

The Elite

The Young Bucks are coming off a huge WrestleMania weekend, topping The Hardys in a wild ladder match to win the Ring of Honor Tag Team Championship for a third time in their career.

Beating The Hardys in one of their trademark matches is no minor feat, but the Bucks are able to do incredible things in the ring. While they are known for throwing somewhere between 20 and 100 superkicks in a match, they are incredible in their actual abilities and diversity of offense.



The Bucks have an incredibly lengthy list of accomplishments, winning titles in CHIKARA, DDT-Pro, DGUSA, PWG, ROH, and many others. In New Japan Pro Wrestling, they have captured the Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship five times and have held the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championship with Omega once. They are not only the most in-demand tag team in the world, they deliver every time they step into the ring.

Omega kicked off 2017 with what legendary pro wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer called possibly the greatest match of all time against Kazuchika Okada at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11. Meltzer awarded the match six stars on a five star scale. 2017 has been such an amazing in-ring year in the sport that it's possible Omega/Okada is now only a top-five match for the year after less than four months.

Omega is one of the absolute premier performers in the world and the chance to see him outside the NJPW stage is rare. In the past six months, he has only competed outside of NJPW on three occasions.

One of his hidden strengths is the ability to not only put on intense, emotional matches on a big stage, but to mix in comedy in the appropriate situations, like appearances at DDT Pro in the past. The variety of styles he is able to work makes him a truly special talent who can stand out in a world of special talents.



The Uptown Funkers

Will Ospreay and Ryan Smile were originally slated to team with Richochet. However, an injury knocked Ricochet from the event, but they found a more than capable replacement in Lio Rush.

Rush is a 22-year-old who is already among the elite wrestlers in independent wrestling. He was the winner of the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament in Ring of Honor and recently left the promotion, returning to EVOLVE and taking more bookings across various promotions. While he has the ability to be a high flyer, "The Man of the Hour" has made it known he doesn't prefer to be described in those terms.



With rumors of WWE interest in signing Rush to be a part of the NXT roster, it's possible fans of indie wrestling are on their final few months of seeing Rush on the smaller stage.

Ospreay, unlike Rush, is more than happy to be described as a man who does "flippy shit." He is one of the most spectacular high flyers in the business, able to do seemingly anything he can imagine.

His style has landed him stints as ROH television champion, Progress champion, NJPW Best of the Super Juniors winner among other titles.



Smile is the current holder of the OTT No Limits Championship. He took the title from Pete Dunne on February 4 and successfully defended the belt against Jeff Cobb a month later.

Smile has been coming into his own over the past few years. With wins over Dunne and Cobb recently in OTT, he is now pulling off victories over some top-tier talent. The kind of talent he'll share the ring with on Saturday.

How To Watch

ON TV: Now available on Roku and Apple TV 4
STREAMING: Available only on FloSlam. Yearly FloPRO access is to ALL FloSports sites. SIGN UP HERE

WWE Raw Hits & Misses: A Big Red Return And More

kane.jpg

Kane is back and The Shield could be in trouble.

Weekend Roundup: Reigns Vs. Rhodes, Jacobs At ROH, More

WWE.com reigns.jpg

Another weekend is in the books for pro wrestling's wild 2017.

AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Night 1 In Photos

Brent Brookhouse/FloSlam Penta.jpg

The AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament kicked off Friday night in Berwyn, IL, with eight first-round matches and a pair of spectacular showcase matches.

One Of The Best Tournaments On The Indies Kicks Off Tonight

aaw.jpg

Tonight marks the start of the AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament. In 2016, Chris Hero took home the tournament title in one of the best two-day events of the independent wrestling year.

The Cease & Desist Jokes Are Still Flying

unicorn.jpg

The WWE's decision to send a cease-and-desist letter to the Young Bucks for their use of the "Too Sweet" hand gesture -- seemingly in retaliation for the Bullet Club's "invasion" of RAW -- has at least led to some fun banter on Twitter. 

FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide: Oct. 9-15

Nuttycombe-FB-POST-1200x675-NoTitle (1).jpg

In our weekly viewing guide, we list the best live coverage and original storytelling coming up across each of our sites. If you have Apple TV 4 or Roku, watch all of these live events and documentaries on your TV at home.

ACH: 'Expect Something Way Better' At Super Jr. Tag Tourney

ach 2.jpg

As previously reported, the eight teams participating in the New Japan Pro Wrestling Super Jr. Tag Tournament have been announced, and ACH is among the men heading into the big tournament later this month.

No More Neville?

neville.jpg

From King of the Cruiserweights to King of the Indies? That may well be the situation as rumors are mounting that former WWE Cruiserweight Champion and former NXT Champion Neville is on his way out of WWE.

WWE Smackdown Live Recap: Owens & Zayn Explain Actions

bffs.jpg

It's time for the rundown of the action from WWE Smackdown Live, everyone's favorite (by default) Tuesday night wrestling program!

Rey Mysterio Calls Kalisto's Title Win 'Gift For Eddie'

kalisto belt.jpg

Kalisto bumped off Enzo Amore in a Lumberjack Match to capture the WWE Cruiserweight Championship last night on WWE Raw. And a brief dedication from the new champion led to a nice compliment from one of the pioneers of cruiserweight wrestling on American television.