First off, this really isn't meant to be a flaming/aggressively angry topic, I'm really curious what PWG fans think about keeping the Briscoe Brothers in the Battle of LA after no-showing their second (out of the 3 they were expected to keep) PWG dates.
Personally, I think in light of their second unexplained absence, they really shouldn't be in the Battle of LA. This is PWG's biggest event of the year, and it doesn't deserve to be hurt by tournament no-shows on no notice. The Briscoes aren't such huge names that they'd be missed if they were removed from the tournament. Speaking as a SoCal wrestling fan, I'd rather see those spots go to deserving local wrestlers who have worked incredibly hard to prove their worth to PWG. Human Tornado has provided some of the most incredible, breathtaking moments in PWG history- he deserves to be in it more than Jay or Mark Briscoe. Excalibur is one of the founders of PWG and never really gotten a real chance to shine, I'd like to see him get the shot. B-Boy came THIS close to taking the PWG strap from Joey Ryan, and could use a strong tourney showing to re-establish his contendership. Those are just three examples- heck, to use an extreme case I'd actually be happy to see Bino Gambino sneak into this thing somehow based on his gutsy performance in La Habra.
Notice I'm not saying pull the Briscoes from the SHOW, just the tournament. They're definitely a great tag team and tons of fun to see, and PWG fans have dug them bigtime when they do appear. So rather than put them in a position where they could hurt the image of the show, put them in a "side attraction" match where if they don't show up...no big deal. Arrogance vs. the Briscoes for the PWG tag titles (which we didn't get to see at ASW3) is one idea, as would maybe a sixman with B-Boy/Briscoes vs. Lost/Bosh/Joey.
Anyway, that's my opinion, that based on their 2 previous no-shows, they should maybe be placed out of the tourney and into a less high-profile spot for BOLA, while still getting some nice West Coast exposure if they DO get here this time.