Heather takes a look at another new(er) face within the world of Anarchy. The 6’7 Jake Dirden is a powerhouse with a bright future ahead.
I am a sucker for shit heels. Don’t think so? My favorite indie wrestler until he got signed was none other than Shitty Little Boots himself, Roderick Strong (he’s still my favorite, he’s just not an indie guy anymore). So, last July, when Greg Jovi or Geezus, if you will, came out with the worst of the worst I was intrigued. In his group were Christian Rose, Quinn McKay, Thomas Shire, and Jake Dirden. Each of those individuals stands out by themselves. Quinn McKay had beautiful blue hair and a face that screamed SASS. Christian Rose who was a polarizing figure because dude doesn’t care. Thomas Shire who is a polarizing figure that I won’t stop talking about it. Then there was Jake Dirden. A tall and kind of terrifying person who just exudes that if he wanted to, he could beat you up. It’s hard to standout in a group like the aforementioned but Dirden managed it.
I am the first to admit, I had never really heard of Jake Dirden before July of 2018. Dirden has been wrestling since about 2012. He originally debuted in Anarchy back in 2014. He had been at the SLA Circus Maximus 2016: Us Vs. Them-Tag 1 event on August 26, 2016 where he was defeated by Mat Fitchett which I was also at but that night was a blur of amazing wrestling and it also speaks volumes to work that Dirden has done since then. Dirden spent most of 2017 into early 2018 wrestling for NWL. NWL wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I’d be dismayed if we couldn’t acknowledge how so many of the wrestlers who went through them gained a newfound confidence in what they do. Dirden is one of those.
At Circus Maximus 2019, Dirden was a part of the Dirden/Shire/Rose team that won victory over the Gym Nasty Boyz and Jake Garvin. Before that, he had a slobber knocker with Larry D at Hog Wild in May. The point is, with Dirden you probably don’t know what to expect except that the other person is going to be beaten within an inch of their life.
Dirden seems to have a bright future with Anarchy and with Greg Jovi by his side, there’s nothing to stop him.