He is the first American athlete to compete in this league in a number of years and the only U.S. athlete this season. The competitors come from all around the world, and feature many of the best international wrestlers in the world. He was initially invited to join the league back in July.
“I have been over there twice and have wrestled three matches. They were all pretty good guys. It is legit. It is not just to make money, which is nice and I can come home with something in hand, but also to learn more and challenge yourself in different aspects. It is to see that yes, I can compete at a high level, even though I just competed at the World Championships. Four weeks after, I could go compete with a guy who was fifth in the Worlds,” said Gwiazdowski.