Graps and Claps November Audio Preview (GPW, Futureshock, PCW, TIDAL and IPW:UK)

Added by Andrew Ogden

Andrew Ogden is back with a Graps and Claps run through of a busy month of shows in the Brit Wres undergraps scene! Andy talks Grand Pro Wrestling’s Crazy Cruiser 8 in Hindley, Futureshock Wrestling’s Uproar 103 in Stockport, Tidal Wrestling’s Sugar Rush in Leeds, PCW’s Ikonic in Bolton and the final ever Tuesday Night […]

PROGRESS Chapter 77 ‘Pumpkin Spice PROGRESS’ (28/10/18) LIVE Review

Added by Dei Owen

Another four-hour journey down south from a little village in North Wales to the nation’s capital saw my fifth PROGRESS Wrestling show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Having somehow scored a pair of front row tickets on less-than-ideal Premier Inn Wi-Fi the day after Wembley, the level of excitement was a tad higher than […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS PRESENTS (GRAPS AND NAPS) REVIEWS – WRESTLEPRO ‘TRICK OR TREAT’

Added by Geoff Ogden

As Sir David Frost once said “hello, good evening and welcome” to the very 1st edition of Graps and Naps with your host Me the other Ogden brother Geoff. Whilst our Andy was winging his way down to Camden for PROGRESS Wrestling, my wallet was on fumes whilst waiting for payday. Especially after the utter […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – PROGRESS WRESTLING CHAPTER 77 “PUMPKIN SPICE PROGRESS”.

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps, this time taking me to Camden for PROGRESS Wrestling’s Chapter 77 ‘Pumpkin Spice Progress with the huge main event between PROGRESS champion Walter and the SSS16 Winner for 2018 – Zack Sabre Jr. which was a mouth watering prospect on paper and one I […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – GPW ‘FRIDAY NIGHT THRILLER 11’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps, this time taking me on the monthly jaunt to Hindley for Grand Pro Wrestling and their ‘Friday Night Thriller’ show with the Main Event for the GPW Heavyweight Championship between the Champion Joey Hayes and Liverpool’s No.1 Zack Gibson. Arriving in Hindley for 6 […]

Over The Top Wrestling: Fourth Year Anniversary Review

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT headed to the National Stadium in Dublin on the 13th October. The card is stacked and the main event if going to be epic. Let’s just get straight into it. Scramble Match: OTT Gender Neutral Champion LJ Cleary vs Paddy M, Rocky Romero, Gino ‘Mr Juicy’ Gambino & Raven Creed Kicking off the OTT […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – TIDAL WRESTLING ‘GROUNDED’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps this time taking me to Leeds once again for a double dose of Tidal Wrestling with the first show being a first time ever type show over here in ‘Grounded’ which was an all no-rope card of all things, so it was to be […]

PWG ‘Smokey And The Bandido’ Review

Added by Daniel DeMarco

Another stacked PWG event — and lo and behold, another show which will not soon be forgotten. Likely one match in particular. It is a testament to PWG that only a month after Battle of Los Angeles, not only was another event booked, but an event as stacked as this one. It is also true […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING ‘UNDERGROUND 29’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps taking me on a short trip to Prestwich for Futureshock Wrestling’s Underground 29 on a surprisingly sunny October evening. As ever with this blog, the day started a couple of hours earlier visiting the local drinking establishments along the way, which meant a trip […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – REV PRO GLOBAL WARS UK

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps, this time taking me to the Brixton Recreation Centre for Rev Pro’s big Global Wars UK show with the main event rematch for the Undisputed British Heavyweight between Minoru Suzuki and Tomohiro Ishii (a proper 2 dads in a car park match). Early start […]

This Is OTT: Fan Appreciation Night (30/9/18) Review

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

On September 30th, OTT headed to the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, for a ‘fan appreciation night’. Free beer and pizza, and a stacked wrestling card… You know it’s going to be a good night. Let’s get right into the action. Club Tropicana (Captain Sexsea & Aidan Epic) vs Rough Stuff (Paul Scarfe & CT Flexor) […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FIGHT CLUB PRO PROJECT MAYHEM NIGHT ONE AND TWO!

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone for a better late than never review of Fight Club Pro’s Project Mayhem Night One and Two which took place on the 28th & 29th September respectively in Wolverhampton, so let’s get into what went down by going through the matches first, then onto the beer and toilets, then the end! […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – PROGRESS WRESTLING CHAPTER 76 ‘HELLO WEMBLEY’!

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Graps and Claps this time taking on a trip to the biggest show of the English wrestling scene as Progress Wrestling took to Wembley for Chapter 76 ‘Hello Wembley’ in front of a crowd of 4750 at Wembley Arena. Now yours truly might have not been fortunate […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – IPW TUESDAY NIGHT GRAPS ‘HARD AS F*CK’!

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to part 2 of this week’s wrestling cavalcade, this time taking me once again to The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club for IPW Tuesday Night Graps for the Hard as Fuck clash sponsored by Fiery Jack between Timothy Thatcher and Chris Ridgeway. As ever with a trip to the Frog and […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING ‘TAPPED 2’

Added by Richard Benson

Hello and welcome everyone to the first of 5 editions of Graps and Claps this week, taking me this time on a short trip to Manchester for Futureshock Wrestling’s return to the Fairfield Social Club for Tapped 2 with the main event of our boy Ashton Smith taking on the unstoppable force of Pete Dunne […]

OTT LIVE IN BELFAST 2 (16/9/18) REVIEW

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

September 16th OTT headed to the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Yet another stacked card, and some seriously great bookings. I imagine this is going to be one hell of a show. Sammy D vs Scotty Davis Kicking off Live in Belfast 2 we have SNAKEY Sammy D vs Scotty Davis. The match starts with the […]

WhiteWolf Wrestling: Invencibles Show Review/Travelogue

Added by Mark Buckeldee

I’m lucky enough to be in a situation where I can afford to travel abroad to watch wrestling. It began 10 years ago with a trip to Orlando for WrestleMania 24. This year I decided to combine a weekend break in Europe with a wrestling show in a different country. My choice was was White […]

Graps and Claps Reviews – TIDAL Wrestling ‘FLABBERGASTED’!

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps taking me this time on a midweek journey to Leeds for Tidal Wrestling’s Flabbergasted where the premise of the show’s matches were all a bit of a mystery apart from one mixed tag team match where the combatants had been announced. Taking the packed […]

PWG Battle Of Los Angeles 2018 Night 3 (16/9) Review

Added by Daniel DeMarco

The 2018 Battle of Los Angeles was on its way to arguably being the best BOLA in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s history. Night 1 and Night 2 before it were two all-time great BOLA shows. It was not just one or two matches that fans could not stop reminiscing about — discussing and dissecting bests and […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING ‘UPROAR 102’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone once again to Graps and Claps, this time taking me on a short trip to Stockport for Futureshock Wrestling Uproar 102 taking place at the Masonic Guildhall. Arriving into Stockport at 3 p.m I made my way to the regular haunt of The Petersgate Tap to meet up with the Graps […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – GPW ‘THUNDERBRAWL’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps taking me on another journey to deepest darkest Hindley for GPW ‘Thunderbrawl’ on a surprisingly sunny Friday evening given the wet weather we have had all week in the North West. Sadly for me not a lot of pub crawling on this evening due […]

PWG Battle Of Los Angeles 2018 Night 2 (15/9) Review

Added by Daniel DeMarco

Traditionally, Night 2 of the Battle of Los Angeles often results in the best night of the three-day tournament. Night 1 has already passed, creating a foundation for all the performers to propel themselves from, since PWG wrestlers are always in competition with each other to have the best match. And Night 3, wrestlers are […]

PWG Battle Of Los Angeles 2018 Night 1 Review

Added by Daniel DeMarco

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s annual Battle of Los Angeles is the main event show fans await all year long. Part WrestleMania, part World Cup — every year PWG’s single elimination, three-day tournament is not only the biggest show of the year, but often host to some of the year’s best matches and most eclectic lineups a […]

Graps and Claps-ish: BWR Uprising 2 (#GrimsbyGraps)

Added by Chris Wilson

Hello and welcome back to Graps and Claps-ish. I’m here to talk about #GrimsbyGraps: British Wrestling Revolution’s Uprising 2 which took place at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall last Friday. As we know in the reporting world, today’s results of yesterday’s shows are tomorrow’s statistics on CAGEMATCH.DE so what does that make something from a week ago? Unfortunately […]

wXw Fan Appreciation Night: Hamburg (Released 4/9/18)

Added by Matt Seese

From Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany wXw World Tag Team Champions Monster Consulting vs Jay FK  Jay FK would attack Avalanche and Nero on the entrance ramp prior to the match with Skillet taking his shots at Avalanche despite being deeply afraid of him. Jay FK did an excellent job as the coward weasel heels, taking advantage […]

REVIEW: ALL IN (01/09/18)

Added by Matt Seese

ZERO HOUR SoCal Uncensored (Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs The Briscoes A white hot crowd at the Sears Center added a ton to this match, giving a definitive babyface backing to SCU while being very anti-Briscoe. I wasn’t too sure how that dynamic would work, but kudos to the work done on Being The Elite […]

OTT Contenders 11: ‘The Hangover Show 2 (19/8/18) review

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

On August 19th OTT headed to Ringside Club in Dublin for Contenders 11 ‘the hangover show 2’. Yet again it’s a stacked card, and now doubt these matches are going to be incredible. *SPOILERS AHEAD* Before the show begins Jordan Devlin makes his way to the ring, minus the OTT Championship belt. The crowd applaud […]

OTT WrestleRama (18/8/18) Review

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT is at The Arena, Dublin for Wrestlerama 2. The card is stacked, and some surprise returns show up and join in the fun. OTT always brings the hype, so let’s stop wasting time introducing everything, and get to the action. *SPOILERS * obviously. Session Moth Martina & Paddy Morrow vs Rough Stuff (Paul Scarfe […]

Notes From The Audience

Added by Lev Myskin

The idea of reviewing wrestling events I’ve attended over the past 28 years has always appealed to me, but there’s one major stumbling block to this: I have the worst memory of just about any human walking the face of the earth. That might sound hyperbolic but it effects everything I do, from missing loved […]

REVIEWS – PCW ‘READY WRESTLER ONE’ (Part 1 of the PCW Weekender)

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to a jam packed edition of Graps and Claps focusing on PCW’s 7th Anniversary celebrations in Blackpool and Preston respectively, with a total of 3 shows expect this to be a long and winding road that has probably taken up most of my Sunday afternoon to type whilst stuffing my face […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING’S 14TH ANNIVERSARY

Added by Andrew Gibney

The decision from PCW and FutureShock to hold anniversary shows on the same night gave your regular correspondent, Andrew Ogden, a decision to make. With his massive hands deciding to head to Preston, he needed someone to report from Manchester as we needed to make sure both shows got their deserved place in the spotlight. […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – TIDAL WRESTLING ‘ADDICTED TO BAD IDEAS’.

Added by Andrew Ogden

After a 2 week break away from writing about wrestling, Graps and Claps comes back with a bang with a rare Wednesday visit to Leeds for Tidal Wrestling’s ‘Addicted to bad ideas’ emanating from The Temple of Boom. Tidal this year since the move to the Temple has been consistently producing some of the best […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ FINAL 12/08/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

A 19 day tour for the G1 Climax reached it’s end today as Block A winner, the Ace of the Universe, Hiroshi Tanahashi faced off against the Golden Star, Kota Ibushi. 12,112 people came out to Nippon Budokan to see who would be crowned the G1 Climax 28 winner and would hold the right to […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 18 11/08/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Day 2 at the Nippon Budokan is headlined by the meeting of the Golden Lover’s in singles action, Omega vs Ibushi and Naito must defeat ZSJ to have a chance to make the final of the G1. Today was around double yesterday’s attendance with 12,023 reported to be in the crowd. David Finlay & Michael […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 17 10/08/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

The first of three shows from the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, 6,180 reported in attendance. Today saw Block A being determined with White, Tanahashi and Okada still in the running. Jay White would have needed to beat EVIL and Okada to beat Tanahashi. Tanahashi held the most control, only needing a draw against Okada […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 18’ Night 15 05/08/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

The last night of the Osaka weekender at Edion Arena saw the return of A Block action, headlined by Okada and EVIL who met last year in this building with EVIL beating then champion Okada. CHAOS (SHO & Tomohiro Ishii) defeat Juice Robinson & Shota Umino Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA & Tetsuya Naito) defeat […]

CHIKARA ‘Egg Monsters from Mars’ 28/7/18) Review

Added by Paul Leon Noel

Chikara is a special wrestling promotion. It has an absurd cast of wacky character that makes it a blast to watch but that isn’t all Chikara is about. It tends to get typecast as just a silly wrestling promotion where time stands still and Ice Cream Cones hold the tag team titles. Chikara is much […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 14 04/08/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Live on NJPW World from  EDION Arena Osaka with a reported attendance of 5,500. Block A returns tomorrow but it’s B Block here, headlined by Naito vs Ibushi. BULLET CLUB OG (Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa) defeat CHAOS (SHO & YOSHI-HASHI) Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki) defeat BULLET CLUB ELITE (Chase Owens & […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 12 01/08/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

The business end of the G1 starts now with a combined 6 days of block action left before the final of this years tournament takes place at the Budokan. Today’s show is headlined by Kota Ibushi, in his home area vs Hirooki Goto in Kagoshima Arena. BCOGs (Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa) def. Michael […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 11 30/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

NJPW are in Takamatsu City for Night 11 as G1 Climax reaches it’s closing stages, 3 more rounds of matches in A Block after tonight, which is headlined my Okada and Elgin. David Finlay & Juice Robinson def. Shota Umino & Toa Henare Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga def. SHO & Tomohiro Ishii SANADA & […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – WRESTLEPRO ‘LION’S DEN’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps this time taking you on a trip to deepest, darkest Salford for Wrestlepro which is a training ground/feeder promotion at the moment for Futureshock Wrestling providing a handful of wrestlers over the last few months on their shows from Alex Boylin, Callum Corrie, Rizwan […]

REVIEW: Fight Club: PRO ‘Big Strong Bois’ (27/7/18)

Added by Lev Myskin

A sweltering evening in Wolverhampton’s Starworks kicked off with Trent Seven coming to the ring and threatening to read the entire review of his recent Wrestling Observer 5 Star rated match with Tyler Bate vs The Undisputed Era. Thankfully he saw the light and changed his mind because, as he put it, “you all know […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 9 27/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

New Japan held day 9 of this year’s G1 Climax in Act City Hamamatsu, with 2,800 in attendance. Today’s event was headlined by Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & YOH) defeat Shota Umino & Toa Henare Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeat Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku & Zack Sabre Jr.) David […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 8 26/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

New Japan returned after a four day break from G1 action, with day 8 of this prestigious tournament taking place in Aore Nagaoka in Niigata, 3,108 were live in the arena as the show was broadcasted on NJPW World. The show was one of the better ones after a fairly shaking day 7, in my opinion anyway […]

Dojo Pro Wrestling, What’s It All About?

Added by Paul Leon Noel

Wrestling is on the verge of a big change. Too many big shows like All In or Joey Janela’s Spring Break are getting so big that it will be hard for wrestling fans to ignore them anymore. Amazon and Ring of Honor have looked to cash in on this exciting time in wrestling by putting […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – TIDAL WRESTLING ‘THE BATTLE OF LS2’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Here we go again with the second part of this double header of Tidal Wrestling with this review of the evening portion ‘The Battle of LS2’ in a packed Vegan Cafe in Leeds and my god was this a hot building even with the windows open it was sweaty. As I left you in the […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – TIDAL WRESTLING ‘HELL HATH NO FURY’.

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps which took me on a journey to a baking hot Leeds for a double header of Tidal Wrestling action, first off with an all-womens show in the afternoon entitled ‘Hell hath no fury’, which was then followed up by the main card called ‘The […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 7 22/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Night 7 and 4th consecutive in a row comes from Esforta Arena Hachioji in Tokyo. A Block returns for it’s 4th round of matches, Page goes up against Tanahashi as Okada faces Makabe in the main event. G.O.D (Loa & Tama) def. Umino & Henare YOH & Goto def. Gedo & Yano SHO & Ishii def. […]

ROH ‘Honor For All’ Review

Added by John But Online

Ring of Honor came through the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee for a highly-anticipated night of wrestling, mostly on account of the hype surrounding Nick Aldis’ defense of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Flip Gordon. Not only was Gordon looking for the glory of holding the “Ten Pounds of Gold,” but he was […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 6 21/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Last of the series here at the Korakuen, Night 6 of G1 action focuses in on the 3rd round of matches for B Block. The first singles meeting of Tama Tonga and Kenny Omega since San Francisco, and headlined by CHAOS warriors Tomohiro Ishii and NEVER Openweight Champion, Hirooki Goto. Finally at match day 6, […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 5 20/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

G1 action returns to the Korakuen for it’s second consecutive night, this time for the 3rd round of matches in the A Block. Headlined by former champion, Kazuchika Okada looking to stop the rot against Bullet Club Elite member, Hangman Page. Suzuki-gun (ZSJ & TAKA) vs Toa Henare & Shota Umino Sabre Jr partnered by […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 2018’ Night 4 19/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Today’s show started off with a ten bell salute for Masa Saito, who passed away on the 14th of July due to complications from fighting Parkinson’s Disease. R.I.P Masa Saito Today is also the first show of a series of 3 that are taking place at the famous Korakuen Hall venue in Tokyo. B Block […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – IPW ’#CCK POOL PARTY’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome once again to Graps and Claps taking you on a summer holiday to The Frog and Bucket for a #CCK Pool Party made up from the very creative mind of one Chris Brookes. Before we get into the wrestling and beer, on this blog from time to time I will pick up […]

Black Label Pro – BLP Jam (7/14/2018) Review

Added by John But Online

Crown Point, Indiana is home to an exciting new wrestling promotion called Black Label Pro. BLP’s first few shows may have flown under your radar, but the card for BLP Jam on July 14th featured a couple of names that were impossible to ignore. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, the legendary WWE Hall of Fame inductees […]

PWG ‘Threemendous V’ (13/7/18) Review

Added by Daniel DeMarco

Threemendous V marked Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s 15th anniversary. A promotion founded by six wrestlers to serve as a safe haven for fellow indy wrestlers during a time when promoters were not always known for their fair, honest business dealings. Fifteen years later, PWG stands as one of the top indy promotions in the world where […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK UPROAR 101

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to Graps and Claps this time visiting Stockport on World Cup Final day for Futureshock Uproar 101 at the Stockport Masonic Guildhall on a hot and sweaty late Sunday evening. This was Futureshock’s 4th event in the last 5 weeks and would lay the final pieces of the puzzle on their […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 3 16/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Day 3 of G1 Climax action comes from Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture Sports Center as Jay White headlines against Tanahashi in the building he won the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship in. Toa Henare & Shota Umino vs G.O.D (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) Henare and Umino put together a good series of moves but G.O.D put […]

Match of the Week (06/07-13/07 2018): Jay White vs. Juice Robinson, IWGP United States Championship (NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco)

Added by Miguel Camilleri

The New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo is undoubtedly the pro wrestling school with the highest success rate in all of wrestling. It has produced names such as Jushin Thunder Liger, Keiji Mutoh, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Kazuchika Okada, who all went on to become the biggest stars in NJPW’s history. Names who have become stars on […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 2 15/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Back at Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo for Night 2, this time drawing under the 3,900 mark. This saw B Block action of this years G1 Climax get underway, headlined by IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega face off against Tetsuya Naito. Bullet Club Elite (Chase Owens & Hangman Page) vs Shota Umino & Michael Elgin […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – GPW 15TH ANNIVERSARY “THE BIGGUN NEAR WIGAN”

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps which took me on a trip to Hindley for GPW’s 15th Anniversary show in Hindley which some have called “The Biggun Near Wigan”. The hype and threads about this show have been second to none and it is great to see a promotion like […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28 Night 1 (14/07/18)

Added by Luke Hickey

A crowd of 3,907 filled the Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo for Night 1 of the annual G1 Climax tournament, A Block action is the main feature of the action tonight plus five tag team matches on the undercard. Ren Narita & Toa Henare vs CHAOS (Jado & Hirooki Goto) As one would expect, the […]

REVIEW: Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Navigation with Emerald Spirits’ (16/06/18)

Added by Luke Hickey

Only recently had time to sit down and watch this show which was aired on NicoPro around the beginning of July. Should still be able to find it on Puroresu Dream as it is worth a watch and it builds to the big 26/06 show at the Korakuen Hall, a review of that show should […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS-ISH: NGW PROVING GROUND 40

Added by Chris Wilson

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Graps and Claps-ish. While Mr Ogden busied himself at a social club in Manchester and telling off Jon Briley on Twitter for betting against England, I took in part two of an unexpected Humberside Graps double-header. A first ever visit to Beverley, at their version of a Memorial Hall for NGW […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK TAPPED

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to British Wrestling’s favourite alternative view Graps and Claps this time taking me on the short journey to the Fairfield Social Club just off Manchester Piccadilly on a balmy Sunday afternoon in the city for Futureshock Wrestling – Tapped which was a new concept on the wrestling show incorporating Wrestling, street […]

Graps and Claps-ish: BWR One (#GrimsbyGraps)

Added by Chris Wilson

Welcome to Graps and Claps-ish, the alternative to the alternative look at the British wrestling scene. Today’s review takes us back to Cleethorpes Memorial Hall for British Wrestling Revolution’s One, their anniversary show. It has been a remarkable year for wrestling in the Grimsby area. Who would have thought a show announced at the local […]

REVIEW: Dragon Gate ‘Rainbow Gate’ Day 10 (05/07/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

Thursday, the 5th of July saw Dragon Gate come to the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo for the final day of the ‘Rainbow Gate’ tour, the show features an Open the Triangle Gate title defence and a Loser’s Disband match between Antias and Over Generation. Minoura Kota, Natural Vibes (Tominaga & YASSHI) vs MaxiMuM (Yoshino, Ben […]

Joshi Corner #3 Part 1 Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling (26/05/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

I originally wanted to do a dual review for the two shows that are currently now on the Sendai Girls on Demand, but have since revised my plans and will do this in two individual reviews to allow for greater commentary on the matches and the wrestlers. This is from the 26/05/2018 show Miyagino Ward […]

NJPW/RPW Strong Style Evolved UK Night 2 (1/7/18) Review

Added by Mike Scarbalde

June 1968 goes down in history as a very notable month across the world. In the United States, Presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy was assassinated at a hotel in Los Angeles. The United Kingdom saw the sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant went on strike over pay which ultimately led to the Equal Pay Act […]

NJPW/RPW Strong Style Evolved UK Night 1 (30/6/18) Review

Added by Joel Yentis

Picture Credit: @MrLARIATO Well that was fun. 2800 like minded, New Japan fans went to the ice arena located in central Milton Keynes. Perfect venue, near plenty of hotels and right next to a train station. This really venue really did create a big feel event and, with all the production values, it felt very […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – PCW ‘TRIBUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome once again to Graps and Claps focusing on PCW’s annual Tribute to the Armed Forces event in Preston to celebrate Armed Forces Day. For PCW this is usually one their bigger shows in recent memory, with last year’s edition at the Guild Hall being one of the best live UK shows you […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FIGHT CLUB PRO ‘INTERNATIONAL TEKKERS’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome to everyone’s favourite alternative blog on British Wrestling – Graps and Claps, this time taking me to Wolverhampton for Fight Club Pro ‘International Tekkers’. An earlyish start for me on this day took me via Bury and a visit to a new drinking establishment called ‘The Thirsty Fish’ which I am reliably […]

Match of the Week (22/06-29/06 2018): Darby Allin vs WALTER (EVOLVE 106)

Added by Miguel Camilleri

Over the past year or so, WALTER has built himself up to become one of the biggest stars in all of independent wrestling. A large, bruising man who is deceptively fast and can maim you with one single chop, he offers something that very few (if not nobody) on the independent scene can offer. He […]

WRESTLE 1 ‘Outbreak’ 2018 Review

Added by Mike Grindle

From 6th June (aired on the 25th) With so many great Puroresu promotions firing on all cylinder these days, Wrestle-1 are easily (and on occasion quite rightfully) overlooked by western Puroresu fans. They’ve been quietly putting on some decent matches this year, and if you’re a fan of the scene they’re worth checking in on […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING ‘RELOADED

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello everyone! Once again to another review from Graps and Claps this time taking me to the arches of Deansgate, Manchester for Futureshock Wrestling’s Reloaded on a glorious Sunday afternoon. With the England vs Panama World Cup match taking pride of place on this day, I set off to Manchester early enough to get a […]

Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Navigation with Emerald Spirits’ (10/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

A crowd of 1,469 came out to the Korakuen to help Noah honour and remember their founder, Mitsuharu Misawa, commemorating 9 years since his unfortunate passing. The balcony where Misawa’s portrait hangs in the Hall for the show is closed, no fans, no staff of Korakuen or NOAH go up there until after the show. […]

REVIEW: OTT ConTENders: International Invasion

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT is back at the National Stadium, in Dublin. This time it’s for Contenders 10: International Invasion. Another stacked card, and let’s face it, it’s going to be awesome. Obviously, spoilers ahead. Triple Threat – “The Import Killer” Jordan Devlin vs Scotty Davis vs Nathan Martin The match starts with all three men locking up, […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – TIDAL WRESTLING ‘HIGH TIDE 2018’.

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to Graps and Claps for the first in a line of many reviews this week taking us across the Pennines for Tidal Wrestling from this past Friday and also a double header of Southside Wrestling which will be reviewed by my understudy Chris in the next couple of days. Anyways lets […]

Joshi Corner #2 – Thunder Rock vs Oedo Tai

Added by Luke Hickey

This is billed as Io Shirai’s farewell match at the Korakuen Hall, as it’s rumoured she’s heading to the WWE. She’s teaming up with Mayu Iwatani to reignite Thunder Rock one last time as they face the new World of Stardom Champion, Kagetsu and her stablemate Hazuki. I know last time I focused on Io […]

NJPW Kizuna Road Day 2 & 3 And G1 Climax Preview

Added by Luke Hickey

I usually don’t watch Kizuna Road for whatever reason or another, but upon seeing that the title matches delivered I decided to give it an old look at these two and run through the combatants in this years G1 Climax. NEVER Openweight Championship: Michael Elgin vs Hirooki Goto Goto never got pinned to lose the […]

REVIEW: Revolution Pro Wrestling LIVE in Southampton 3 (03/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

This is my first RevPro show in quite a while, and my first full non-Japanese event in quite a few months but its allegiance with NJPW will hopefully see me in a comfortable setting. Bear with me if anything is incorrect about the current product as I re-establish familiarity with it. Legion of Lords (Lord […]

REVIEW: Fortune Dream #5 (11/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

Fortune Dream is a series of events produced by the legendary, Kenta Kobashi, held at Tokyo’s, Korakuen Hall, some 1,400 were in live audience. The origins of the name come from Kobashi overcoming cancer. This is my first Fortune Dream event, and looking at the card I’m excited to see what happens as some of […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING LIVE IN PRESTWICH!

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Hello and welcome once again to Graps and Claps for another look into the British Wrestling scene and more importantly a trip to Prestwich for Futureshock Wrestling who have got a huge run of shows with 4 in the next 5 weeks taking place in and around the Manchester area. This show was to show […]

REVIEW: Dragon Gate ‘Rainbow Gate’ Day 4 (16/6/18)

Added by Luke Hickey

The first day of Rainbow Gate that was shown live on the Dragon Gate Network was held at KBS Hall, Kyoto. Dragon Gate are gearing up for the main Rainbow Gate show on the 05/07/2018 in the Korakuen Hall and their premiere event Kobe World on 22/07/2018, two matches are known so far for Korakuen, […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FIGHTING SPIRIT PRO WRESTLING

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Welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps taking me on a journey to the Maghull side of Liverpool for Fighting Spirit Pro Wrestling – The Home of Zack Gibson & James Drake’s popular training school on a sunny Friday afternoon/evening. This was my first time to this promotion as previous shows have fell […]

REVIEW: All Japan Pro Wrestling ‘Dynamite Series’ (12/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

All Japan are back at the legendary Korakuen Hall for the start of the ‘Dynamite Series’, unfortunately attendance appears low in comparison to recent shows at the venue but it’s probably down to Dylan James not having a proper build before his challenge as he’s only been on the Super Power Series tour and Champions […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS PROGRESS WRESTLING CHAPTER 71 ‘A FEELING CALLED PROGRESS’

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Hello and welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps this week taking me to the O2 Academy in Sheffield for PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 71 ‘A Feeling Called Progress’. This was Progress’s return to Sheffield after the snow of doom hit in December shelving a number of wrestlers that day and in turn serving […]

REVIEW: PROGRESS Chapter 71 ‘A Feeling Called PROGRESS’ (10/6/18)

Added by Laura Brooke

The first thing that needs be noted is that the weather today was infinitely better than the last time PROGRESS was in Sheffield. But then that wouldn’t be particularly hard. As usual, match times lifted from Twitter The show starts with Nixon Newell coming out in street clothes and a knee brace, so that’s the […]

OTT Live in Belfast (3/6/18)

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OTT is live in Belfast at the Europa Hotel. The card is stacked yet again, and Trent Seven is the general commissioner for the second night in a row. You know this is going to be another great show. Spoilers ahead obviously. Scotty Davis & Sean Guinness vs Team Whitewolf Starting off the evening match wife […]