Once again you join us for another round-up of this weeks British wrestling news and results, so without delay let’s start.
The May 27th show in Edinburgh will now be called HendryMania. The main event for the event will see Joe Hendry defend his WCPW World Title against Martin Kirby.
And THIS JUST IN, a statement regarding WCPW’s future events, here in full is the statement:
Important update regarding WCPW Loaded tapings in Manchester. In a decision that has not been made lightly, WCPW must today announce that the forthcoming weekly Loaded shows at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre will no longer be going ahead. Effective immediately, our June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 4, August 11, and August 18 shows have been pulled from our events pages, and refunds will be issued automatically to anyone who has purchased tickets to these events. All other announced dates, including our PPVs and all Pro Wrestling World Cup dates are unaffected by this. Our initial June 2 show will also be going ahead as scheduled, and all tickets purchased for this are still valid. This is a decision that we absolutely did not want to make, but unfortunately it has been taken out of our hands by YouTube. Owing to a change in their monetisation policy, which has now classified wrestling as “non-advertiser friendly”, it is no longer financially viable for WCPW to produce a weekly free show of the quality our fans deserve. Since the change the WCPW YouTube channel has seen its advertising income decimated, with our recent match between Alberto El Patron and Rey Mysterio Jr earning only $44 despite receiving over 1,100,000 views. This is a reduction of around 98% in what would have been Loaded’s main source of revenue. Without that money, it is simply not possible to organise, set-up, manage, produce and edit a free-to-air show on the scale we had intended, and we’ve been left with no choice but to alter our business model. We’re not alone in this either, as other promotions, journalists, and fans have seen their ability to make a living from their content jeopardised entirely by this change. While we support YouTube in their endeavours to make the site a safer and more tolerant place to visit, we reject entirely the classification of wrestling as a whole as “inappropriate content”. As such, in the coming weeks WCPW will be partnering with other like-minded individuals and organisations to start a campaign aimed at reversing this sweeping change. Wrestling is not about violence. Wrestling is about scripted entertainment, amazing feats of athleticism and, most of all, story-telling. We want to thank all of our fans for their continued support, and we hope to have more positive news for you soon. SCHEDULED DATES:
HendryMania – Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh – Saturday May 27th
Fight Back – Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester – Friday June 2nd
Built To Destroy – Domain, Newcastle – Friday June 16th
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Germany Qualifier – Huxley’s, Berlin – Sunday July 2nd
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Japan Qualifier – Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester – Friday July 7th
Pro Wrestling World Cup: USA Qualifier – Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester – Friday July 21st
Pro Wrestling World Cup: ROW Qualifier – Domain, Newcastle – Saturday July 22nd
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Semi-Final – Planet Ice Arena, Milton Keynes – Wednesday August 23rd
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Semi-Final – Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester – Thursday August 24th
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Final – Sports Central, Newcastle – Saturday August 26th
If you have any questions regarding tickets please contact us at email@example.com
This week PROGRESS announced a huge show for September this year at Alexander Palace. The show, Chapter 55: Chase The Sun, will take place on the 10th September and tickets, which went on sale on Friday 19th May, are already mostly gone, with 75% of the 2000 allocation sold as of writing.
Also, the promotion have announced that they will be putting on a show in New York on August 12th in association with WWN/EVOLVE, read more HERE
Last week, I covered two nights of results from the latest ICW Fight Club tour, but hadn’t had access to the final nights results, however I now have those results from London last week:
BT Gunn defeated Davey Blaze
Grado defeated Stevie Boy
Iestyn Rees defeated Mark Coffey
Jack Jester defeated Wolfgang in a Falls Count Anywhere match
ICW World Tag Team Champions The Marauders (Mike Bird & Wild Boar) defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) to defend their titles
Chris Renfrew vs Lionheart ended in a no contest
ICW Zero-G Champion Kenny Williams defeated Sha Samuels to retain his title
ICW World Heavyweight Champion Joe Coffey defeated Dave Mastiff to retain his title
Elsewhere in ICW, match announcements have been made for Shug’s House Party Day 1 & 2. On Day One, Joe Hendry and Lionheart will continue their bad blood in an unsanctioned match and on Day 2, Sha Samuels will face Grado and Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey) will face The Marauders (Iestyn Rees and ICW Tag Champs Mike Bird & Wild Boar)
Fight Club: PRO
Fight Club Pro recently announced that after a year at Fixxion in Wolverhampton, they will now hold their shows to a bigger venue, namely Starworks on Fredrick Street in Wolverhampton, their first show at their new venue, DTTI Hangover, was held this past weekend on May 19th, here are the results:
Dark Match: Omari won a four way against Kyle Fletcher, Johnny T and George Dallaway
Wolfgang defeated Joe Coffey
Kay Lee Ray defeated Stardom High Speed Champion Kris Wolf
CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) and Scarlet & Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz)
Shay Purser defeated Session Moth Martina
Jordan Devlin defeated Angelico, Clint Margera, Dan Maloney, Eddie Dennis and Jimmy Havoc in a 6 way match by pinning Angelico.
Fight Club: PRO Champion Travis Banks defeated Trent Seven to retain
ATTACK! Pro Wrestling
ATTACK! Held their show Soundtrack to a Head Drop on May 20th, here are the results:
Ryan Smile defeated Dan Maloney
ECDrew defeated Love Making Demon, Cletus and Danny Jones in a four-way match (Following the match, The Anti-Fun Police appeared and confiscated the Press Start Console)
The Brothers of Obstruction (Jim & Lee Obstruction) defeated Bowl-A-Rama (Split McPins & Lloyd Katt)
Eddie Dennis defeated Sgt (Travis) Banks
Elijah defeated Kyle Fletcher
Six Man Tag Match: ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster, Mike Bird and Wild Boar defeated ATTACK! Champion Chief Deputy Dunne & ATTACK! Tag Champions #CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos)
After the match, Webster challenged Dunne to a Championship match, Dunne then ordered Los Federales Santos Jr to destroy the Press Start Console, which he did, sending the entire venue into weirdness(?)
Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion Josh Bodom was announced this week as the 6th man out of 8 in the inaugural British J Cup. The seventh competitor was also announced this week as none other than 2 x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Ryusuke Taguchi. They join Jushin Thunder Liger, ROH World Television Champion KUSHIDA, Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll and Kyle O’Reilly.
On Monday the news broke that once again RPW would be working with NJPW but this time, ROH will be joining them too. Read more about it HERE
The Irish outfit announced this week that on July 4th at OTT Outerspace Odyssey Mark Haskins will face Sami Callihan. Please read the review by Jenna McDougall of the last show, Marble Zone: Act 1 HERE
Rising star Kip Sabian will make his TV debut for NGW at Hull City Hall on June 9th it was announced this week.
WAW & Bellatrix
After their set of TV Tapings earlier this month WAW & Bellatrix announced that their next tapings will be on September 15th and 16th at their usual Epic Studios, Norwich venue, the tapings have the name September to Remember.
Fight Nation made a huge match announcement for their June 30th June. CZW World Champion Lio Rush will face Fight Nation Z-Force Champion Ryan Smile and Keith Lee, with both titles on the line. If Ryan Smile or Lio Rush are pinned or submitted, they’ll lose their title. The champion must lose to lose their title.
The new Lucha-based company held their second show on May 18th; Lucha Live #2 – Bark Twice If You’re in Southampton, here’s what happened:
Kelly Sixx defeated Jake McCluskey
Josh Bodom defeated Jordan Devlin
Jimmy Havoc & Kay Lee Ray defeated Dan Maloney & Viper in a Street Fight
Logan Bryce defeated Chief Deputy Dunne
Session Moth Martina defeated Jinny, Bea Priestley and Alex Windsor in a four way match
Angelico defeated Kip Sabian
British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) defeated CCK (Lucha Forever Champion Travis Banks, Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos)
They have a HUGE looking show coming up on 25/5 back in Birmingham headlined by Pete Dunne vs Matt Riddle, the show will also feature #CCK vs the CZW Tag Team Champions Scarlet & Graves. Limited tickets available, purchase yours HERE
This week saw match announcements for their June 17th show, The Confrontation in Blackpool which will feature PCW vs IPW:UK matches.
Firstly, a female tag team match, representing PCW Lucy Cole & Saraya Knight face Christi Jayne & Shotzi Blackheart who’ll be representing IPW:UK. The the PCW Tag Champs, The UK Hooligans (Roy & Zak Knight) will face the IPW:UK Tag Champs DND (Cieran Donnelly & Danny Duggan) in a match where the fans will decide which titles will be on the line.
Stepping away from the PCW vs IPW matches, a PCW Exclusive match pitting PCW Cruiserweight Champion Ashton Smith will defend his title against Dean Allmark.
And, finally, T-Bone representing PCW will take on IPW’s Jimmy Havoc in a Street Fight
PCW also announced two matches for their show in Bradford on May 26th, the first will see Dave Birch face Matthew Brooks and the second will be a triple threat match between Philip Michael, Arcadian Kid and Alex Matthews.
5 Star Wrestling
In slightly more outlandish news, 5 Star Wrestling have tried reaching out to CM Punk, offering him 1 million dollars to take part in their 128 man tournament.
Speaking of their tournament, 5 Star announced the dates for the tour the tournament will take place on and the dates are as follows:
10th June – Liverpool Echo Arena
17th June – Blackburn Silver Blades Ice Arena
24th June – Belfast S.S.E Arena
1st July – Sheffield Arena
8th July – Dundee Ice Arena
15th July – Aberdeen GE Oil & Gas Arena
22nd July – Leeds First Direct Arena
29th July – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
5th August – London Copper Box Arena
12th August – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
30th December – Manchester Arena
TNT Extreme Wrestling held their latest show on May 18th, Supreme Extreme, here are the results:
Saxon Huxley & Big Joe defeated Ringo Ryan & Frankie S Sloan
Saraya Knight defeated Little Miss Roxy
Manc Union (Ashton Smith & Sam Bailey) vs The MOB (Ruffneck & Keith Myatt) last team standing match ended in a no contest
TNT Extreme Champion Sean Only defeated Alexander James to retain his title
Joseph Conners defeated Mark Andrews
Tyson T-Bone defeated Jason Prime in a two out of three falls match
The Kings of the North (Bonesaw & Damien Corvin) defeated The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James)
TNT World Champion Bubblegum defeated Wild Boar to retain his title
Pro Wrestling: EVE
Female-only promotion Pro Wrestling: Eve this past week held a two show event Babes With The Power, the results were as following:
Show One – May 20th
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Martina The Session Moth defeated Shonda
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Viper defeated Nina Samuels
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Kasey Owens vs Leah Owens ended in a double DQ after Nina Samuels & Shonda attacked both Owens Twins, as a result both Owens’ are eliminated from the tournament
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Jinny defeated Erin Angel
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Laura Di Matteo defeated Kris Wolf
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Kay Lee Ray defeated Charlie Morgan
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Riho defeated Alex Windsor
EVE Championship Tournament 1st Round: Sammii Jayne defeated Emi Sakura
Show Two – May 21st
EVE Championship Tournament Semi-Final Three Way: Sammii Jayne defeated Riho & Viper
EVE Championship Tournament Semi-Final Four Way: Kay Lee Ray defeated Jinny, Laura Di Matteo and Martina The Session Moth
Jetta defeated Erin Angel (As a result Erin Angel is now Jetta’s apprentice)
Kris Wolf defeated Charlie Morgan
The Owens Twins (Kasey & Leah Owens) defeatedNina Samuels & Shonda
Emi Sakura defeated Alex Windsor
EVE Championship Tournament Final No Disqualification Match: Sammi Jayne defeated Kay Lee Ray to win the EVE Championship
After having a fantastic match with Matt Riddle on May 12th , Danny Duggan has been announced as the 6th entrant in the UK Super 8 2017 Tournament. He joins Ryan Smile, Zack Gibson, Wild Boar, Sammy Smooth and Tucker.
The first names to be announced in the team IPW:UK and Team PCW decider match on Sunday 18th June in Tonbridge, Kent are the London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) representing IPW:UK and The UK Hooligans (Roy & Zak Knight) representing PCW.
In case you missed it, on July 23rd IPW:UK Supershow 10, Jimmy Havoc will defend his IPW:UK World Championship against Carlito.
Speaking of Supershows, Supershow 9 took place this past weekend, and here is what happened:
El Ligero defeated Dezmond Xavier
IPW:UK Women’s Championship: Livvi Grace defeated Chakara
Big Grizzly defeated Angelico
Six-Man Tag Match: Tom Dawkins & IPW:UK Tag Team Champions DND (Danny Duggan & Cieran Donnelly) defeated IPW:UK World Champion Jimmy Havoc & The NAK (BT Gunn & Chris Renfrew)
10,000 Cuban Peso Challenge: Jon Ryan defeated Cuban Heat
Four-Way Tag Match: Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch defeated The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch), The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) & #CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos)
IPW:UK All-England Championship: Scott Star defeated Sammy Smooth to win the IPW:UK All-England Championship (Sammy Smooth had won the match, but the referee spotted IPW:UK Women’s Champion Livvii Grace, he ejected her and restarted the match, leading to Scott Star winning)
Britannia Wrestling Promotions
Locked In, May 19th results:
PWI:BWP World Catchweight Championship: Dean MacManus defeated The Babyfaced Pitbull to win the title
Pyro defeated El Ligero
PWI World Tag Team Championship: The Island Brothers (Rio & Tabu) defeated Dem Tellins Boys (Bert Fabulous & Dave Desire)
Dave DelVeccio defeated Don Meacho
Dylan Roberts defeated Soner Dursun
Loser Leaves Liverpool Steel Cage: Joey Hayes defeated Danny Hope
Match announcements for Absolute: Fight Forever on 17th June. Bete Noire vs. Little Miss Roxy and Supreme Heavyweight Champion Bubblegum vs. Nathan Cruz.
Shropshire Wrestling Alliance
SWA announces that for their sold out show June 3rd, Drew Parker will face Damian Dunne*. Also there’s a match change as Chuck Cyrus unfortunately had to pull out the show due to suffered the a deltoid injury. Cyrus was set to face Robert Sharpe, the match will now be Robert Sharpe vs. Joey Ozbourne.
*Dunne recently suffered an injury so this may change
Uproar 94, 21st may results. it was announced that July’s event would see the return of the Lotto Thunder, a single elimination random draw tournament.
Joey Hayes defeated Abel Stevens
The Uprising (Don Meacho & Ryan Hendricks) defeated Futureshock Tag Team Champions, Wonderland (Henry T Grodd & Noah)
Futureshock Adrenaline Championship match Champion, Soner Dursun defeated “Flash” Morgan Webster
Six Man Tag Team match Futureshock Champion, Zack Gibson, James Drake & Cyanide defeated Danny Hope, Ashton Smith & Sam Bailey
John McGregor defeated Xander Cooper
Rampage Brown vs Tyson T-Bone ended in a no contest Finish came when a steel bin was used and the entire locker room emptied to try and stop the fight.
Live at the venue , Carlisle May 20th
Sha Samuels & Lionheart defeated The Coyote Kid & Ryan Hunter
Medallion defeated Spyda
The Tyne Wolves (Carbon & Kavero) defeated The Guest List (Martin Kirby & James Scott) Following the match, Marc Allen blames Martin Kirby for the loss and orders James Scott & Damon to attack Kirby kicking him out of The Guest List.
TW Tag Team Championship match Champions, Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey) defeated Team Single (Rampage Brown & Tyson T-Bone)
TW High Octane Division Championship match Champion, Josh Terry defeated Bubblegum
TW Heavyweight Championship Four-Way Elimination match Karnage defeated Champion, Shady Nattrass, Joseph Conners & Joe Coffey *Title Change*
Enthrone May 20th results.
Si Swan & White Tiger defeated 3CW North East Champion, Prince Ameen & Amir Jordan
3CW Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Dragon Aisu defeated Chris Whitton to advance
3CW Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Alex Gracie defeated El Ligero to advance
Six Man Tag Team match Screwface & The Rogues Gallery (Leon Marvel & Stan Kellit) vs Sid Scala & Ace Athletic (Ace Matthews & Benji) ended in a no contest Finish came when Screwface attacked his own partners.
The Sons Of Ulaid (Rory Coyle & Bas Ban) defeated The Kidd Connection (Gabriel Kidd & Kid Richie)
3CW Championship Tournament Final Alex Gracie defeated Dragon Aisu to WIN the tournament *New Champion*
British Wrestling Worldwide
The participants for the NJPW G1 specials in the USA were announced featuring 3 English wrestlers. Zack Sabre Jr will be part of the special and is the only representative of Suzuki-Gun, Will Ospreay will be one of five members representing Chaos and Marty Scurll will be also participating in the specials as one of ten Bullet Club members that are announced.
In the Best of the Super Juniors 2017, Marty Scurll and Will Ospreay are participants in Block A and face each other in their match, Marty Scurll defeated Will Ospreay in his NJPW debut at BOSJ night 1.
In BOSJ night 2, Marty Scurll lost to Dragon Lee and Will Ospreay vs. Ricochet happened in NJPW once again, Ospreay got the win and the match was talked about on ESPN Sports Centre.
At BOSJ night 3, Marty Scurll and Will Ospreay were in non-tournament matches. Will Ospreay teamed with Chaos member Jado and lost to Suzuki-Gun members Taichi & Taka Michinoku. Marty Scurll teamed with Bullet Club members Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Yuijiro Takahashi winning an eight man tag match against IWGP World Tag Team Champions War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe), David Finlay and Jushin Thunder Liger. At BOSJ night 4, Will Ospreay beat Taka Michinoku in a tournament match, Marty Scurll also won a tournament match against Jushin Thunder Liger.
Pro Wrestling Entertainment in Pakistan featured the following UK & Irish wrestlers; Adam Flex Maxted, Tiny Iron, Tim Wylie, Joey Cabray and Stu Bennett (Wade Barrett) as part of their tour of Pakistan. From their first show on 17th May in Karachi, Pakistan, Adam Flex Maxted defeated Aaron Rammy, Tiny Iron beat Tim Wylie and Xtreme Fury in a triple threat match. Stu Bennett was the special referee for the main event between Carlito and Baadshah Pehalwan Khan. On their second show on 19th May in Lahore, Pakistan Tim Wylie teamed with Fabio Ferrari defeated Aaron Rammy & Yacine Osmani by DQ. Tiny Iron teamed with Aaron Rammy & Yacine Osmani in the main event and beat Adam Flex Maxted, Carlito and Xtreme Fury in a two out of three falls six man tag team match.
Mark Haskins returned to PWG at ‘Head Like A Cole’ in a losing effort to Lio Rush, PWG World Champion Zack Sabre Jr defended his title against Trent.
Last week Lana Austin made her USA debut when debuting for Division Pro in Orlando where she lost to Shayna Baszler. She then made her debut for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) as she unsuccessfully challenged for the WSU Spirit Championship against Champion Kiera Hogan.
England’s Heidi Katrina continued her journey in Japan with DDT at DDT Saitama Slam Vol 20 in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. She teamed with Mad Paulie in a losing effort against Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai. Following the match, Katrina was attacked by Daisuke Sasaki to be saved by her opponent Saki Akai, it’s announced Heidi Katrina & Saki Akai will be a team in DDT.
The UK Hooligans (Roy & Zak Knight) are touring Mexico with Federacion De Lucha Libre (FULL). They made their debut May 19th/May 20th (UK) at Full en Puebla where they teamed with Jack Swagger and faced Alberto El Patron, Tinieblas Jr & Hijo Dos Caras. On their second show at Full en Toluca on 20th May/21st May (UK) they teamed with Jack Swagger again and faced Alberto El Patron, Cibernetico and Tinieblas Jr. UK Hooligans lost their two matches for FULL, their last match was on 22nd May/21st May (UK) at FULL Distromania. The UK Hooligans teamed with Mr Aguila (fka Essa Rios) in losing effort to Blue Demon Jr, Tinieblas Jr and Cibernetico
Josh Bodom wrestled in Italy for Frontier Championship Wrestling at their 12th anniversary show where he defended the FCW Championship in an anything goes match against The Greatest .
And that is this weeks fix of British & Irish wrestling. Have we missed anything? Tell us on @NathanKenMajor or @kurtjohansson93.