This Week in British/Irish Wrestling

Added by Nathan Major

PROGRESS

This week PROGRESS held their annual Super Strong Style 16, their third annual SSS16, held over three nights at the Electric Ballroom in London, here are all the results:

Night 1:

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Jeff Cobb defeated Nathan Cruz to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Mark Haskins defeated ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Travis Banks defeated Jimmy Havoc to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Zack Sabre Jr defeated David Starr to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Jack Sexsmith defeated Zack Gibson to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Tyler Bate defeated ‘Pastor’ William Eaver to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Flamita defeated Mark Andrews to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 First Round: Matt Riddle defeated Trent Seven (in six seconds) to advance

Night 2:

  • Mark Andrews & ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster defeated The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Quarter Final: Tyler Bate defeated Mark Haskins

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Quarter Final: Zack Sabre Jr defeated Jack Sexsmith

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Quarter Final: Matt Riddle defeated Jeff Cobb

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Quarter Final: Travis Banks defeated Flamita

  • British Strong Style (Pete Dunne & Trent Seven) defeated ‘Pastor’ William Eaver & David Starr

  • PROGRESS Women’s Championship: Toni Storm defeated Jinny & Laura Di Matteo to become the first ever PROGRESS Women’s Champion.

Night 3:

  • Wasteman Challenge: Flamita defeated Roy Johnson, David Starr, ‘Pastor’ William Eaver, ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster, Mark Andrews, Jimmy Havoc & Jack Sexsmith

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Semi Final: Travis Banks defeated Zack Sabre Jr to advance

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Semi Final: Tyler Bate defeated Matt Riddle

  • Women’s Championship No. 1 Contenders: Kay Lee Ray defeated Katey Harvey

  • Submission Match: Trent Seven defeated Mark Haskins

  • PROGRESS World Championship: Pete Dunne (c) defeated Jeff Cobb to retain

  • Super Strong Style 16 2017 Final: Travis Banks defeated Tyler Bate to win the tournament. Banks says after the match that there’s only one place he is going to take his shot and that’s Alexandra Palace,. Jim says you got it!

In other PROGRESS related news, the documentary about them (This. Is. PROGRESS) this week achieved it’s crowd funding goal online, a trailer was released to celebrate it’s funding. It was also announced this week that PROGRESS will go Stateside on 12th August as they invade the Elmcor Center in Queens, New York.

PROGRESS released a promo this week for CCK (Kid Lykos & Chris Brookes) challenging British Strong Style (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) for a match at the June 25th Chapter 50 show at the Electric Ballroom, this lead to a video of BSS accepting the challenge making the match official.

WCPW

This weekend saw WCPW hold their HendryMania event in Edinburgh, here are the results:

  • Drake defeated Sha Samuels

  • Prospect (Archer & Gracie) defeated Kid Fite & Lou King Sharp

  • Mike Bailey defeated El Ligero

  • Hardcore Rules: Primate defeated ‘Bad Bones’ John Klinger

  • Viper defeated Session Moth Martina

  • WCPW Internet Championship: Gabriel Kidd (c) defeated Kenny Williams

  • Rampage defeated Joe Coffey

  • WCPW World Championship: Joe Hendry (c) defeated Martin Kirby

Following on from their announcement that they’ve had to cancel their Loaded tapings due to YouTube’s new guidelines, WCPW announced that they are retaining the 2nd June date and turning it into a free one-off show called Fight Back, so far the only match announced is a number one contenders four way match between: Dave Mastiff, Rampage, El Ligero & Joe Coffey.

WCPW also this week confirmed that Ricochet and Bobby Fish will take part in the US qualifier of their World Cup tournament, speaking of the World Cup, it was also announced that Kyle O’Reilly will take on Marty Scurll in a non-tournament match at the Japanese Qualifiers.

The Canadian Qualifiers of the aforementioned World Cup were broadcast this week, here are the results:

  • Canadian Qualifiers 1st Round: Michael Elgin defeated Rene Dupree to advance

  • Canadian Qualifiers 1st Round: Davey Boy Smith Jr defeated Franky The Mobster to advance

  • Canadian Qualifiers 1st Round: Mike Bailey defeated Brent Banks to advance

  • WCPW Internet Championship: Gabriel Kidd (c) defeated Zack Sabre Jr to retain

  • Canadian Qualifiers 2nd Round: Michael Elgin defeated Davey Boy Smith Jr to advance

  • Canadian Qualifiers 2nd Round: Mike Bailey defeated Kyle O’Reilly to advance

  • WCPW World Champion Joe Hendry defeated El Ligero

ICW

ICW held their latest Fight Club taping in Glasgow, with the hype going in that Mark Dallas would announce the commissioner for Fear and Loathing X later this year, here in full, along with the announcement, are the results from Glasgow:

  • The tapings started with two big announcements, first of all the commissioner for Fear and Loathing X… Kevin Nash! Big Sexy will be in Glasgow keeping everyone on the straight and narrow. But that’s not all, at Shug’s Hoose Party, ICW World Champion Joe Coffey will team with Grado to take on Sha Samuels and his partner WWE Cruiserweight Superstar Noam Dar!

  • Catch of the Day Challenge: Iestyn Rees defeated Prince Asad

  • BT Gunn defeated Kid Fite

  • ICW Women’s Championship Scottish Rules Match: Kay Lee Ray (c) vs Session Moth Martina ended in a no contest when Mikey Whiplash invaded the match and it was announced that Mikey Whiplash & Chris Renfrew will face Stevie Boy & Kay Lee Ray in a death match at Shug’s Hoose Party.

  • ICW Zero-G Championship: Kenny Williams (c) defeated Dickie Divers to retain (Williams will face Zack Gibson in a street fight for the title at the next tapings)

  • Good Housekeeping Match: Wolfgang defeated Liam Thomson

  • Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey) defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) (Polo Promotions will face Bird & Boar at Shug’s Hoose Party, if they win they get a title shot, if they lose they must split up)

  • Grado defeated Joe Hendry

  • Bram defeated DCT

  • Sha Samuels defeated Stevie Boy

  • ICW World Heavyweight Championship: Joe Coffey (c) defeated Jordan Devlin

PCW

PCW have spent the past weekend putting on shows in Bradford & Preston, Bradford on the 26th and Preston on the 27th. Here are the results:

Bradford – May 26th:

  • Three-Way: Philip Michael defeated Arcadian & Jake Long

  • Soner Dursun defeated Lewis Girvan

  • Chris Ridgeway defeated Zachery Wentz

  • PCW Heavyweight Champion Iestyn Rees, Tyson T-Bone & Lionheart defeated 2 Mates Pissing About (Joey Hayes & Martin Kirby)

  • WWN Champion Matt Riddle defeated Angelico

  • Matthew Brooks defeated Dave Birch

  • Bubblegum defeated Dezmond Xavier

Preston – May 27th:

  • Bubblegum & Philip Michael defeated PCW Heavyweight Champion Iestyn Rees & Tyson T-Bone

  • Dezmond Xavier defeated Angelico

  • Matthew Brooks defeated Zachery Wentz

  • Lionheart & CJ Banks defeated The Models (Joey Hayes & Danny Hope)

  • Four-Way Match: Dean Allmark defeated Arcadian, Alex Matthews & Soner Dursun

  • Chris Ridgeway defeated Lewis Girvan

Lucha Forever

Sad news to kick us off, as due to WWE commitments, Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate were unable to participate in Lucha Forever’s show last Thursday (Catch Me Outside) speaking of which, here’s what happened in Southampton:

  • Pre-Show Four-Way Tag Team Match: The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) defeated Jimmy Havoc & Clint Margera, Ashley Dunn & Kelly Sixx & Bowl-A-Rama (Split McPins & Lloyd Katt)

  • Chief Deputy Dunne comes out and says he is still injured and introduces, from the Northern Department of the Ant-Fun Police, Vice Officer Viper.

  • Vice Officer Viper defeated Bea Priestley

  • Superbad Challenge: Cara Noir defeated Kip Sabian, El Ligero, El Ligero, El Ligero and El Ligero

  • Toni Storm defeated Jinny

  • Lucha Forever Championship Number-One Contenders Match: Mark Haskins defeated Bubblegum, Chris Ridgeway & Dan Maloney

  • Interval Exclusive Match: Trent Seven defeated Rockstar Spud

  • Omari defeated David Starr

  • Kay Lee Ray defeated Alex Windsor

  • Lucha Forever Championship: Travis Banks (c) defeated Matt Riddle

  • CZW World Tag Team Championship: CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) defeated Scarlet & Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachery Wentz) to WIN the CZW World Tag Team Championships.

Lucha Forever’s On Demand service also launched this week, with all it’s past shows currently being uploaded, and future shows to be uploaded, you can subscribe HERE

Fight Club: PRO

The promotion have announced that the June 24th show will no longer be taking place but the show booked for the night before (Stranger Than Fixxion) will still go ahead. They have also announced they are releasing a half-season ticket for shows, both these and tickets for all shows can be purchased HERE

Rev-Pro

Big news announced this past week as it was announced that NJPW, CMLL & ROH will team up for a tour of the UK! The War of the Worlds UK Tour will kick off at RevPro’s Summer Sizzler show on August 17th. Following this Night 1 of the tour will take place at York Hall the following night August 18th before moving onto the Liverpool Olympia on August 19th and wrapping up at Edinburgh Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Names announced thus far for the tour are CMLL’s Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero and Mistico.

Also announced by RPW this week was the final entrant in the British J Cup, legendary Japanese figure Tiger Mask will join Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger, KUSHIDA, Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, Kyle O’Reilly, Josh Bodom, Ryusuke Taguchi. A non-tournament match was also announced pitting Tomohiro Ishii against Matt Riddle, in what promises to be as hard hitting as they come.

OTT

Match announcements were made this week for Outer Space Odyssey 3 on June 4th. Firstly, Moose will take on Jordan Devlin and Jake McCluskey will face Kenny Williams.

Last week we missed out some announcements for the Outer Space Odyssey, here they are:

British Strong Style will return to OTT

Session Moth Martina & OTT Women’s Champion Katey Harvey vs ICW Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray & Stardom High Speed Champion Kris Wolf.

This past week OTT announced their On Demand service, which will launch on June 1st. Further details can be found at OTTonDemand.com.

NGW

NGW have made a few announcements this week concerning their upcoming shows, first and foremost a number one contenders match for the Gen-X League. The match will feature the NGW debut of ‘Superbad’ Kip Sabian as he takes part in a four-way that also includes: Robbie X, El Ligero and Wild Boar.

It was also announced that Rampage Brown will appear at NGW’s next show at Pudsey Town Hall and Justin ‘The Hammer’ Sysum will feature at the next ‘Proving Ground’ Show in Beverley.

5 Star Wrestling

The latest name joining the world’s biggest wrestling tournament ever was announced this week as it was announced that the Legendary Rob Van Dam will join the June 10th show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. He joins Johnny Mundo, Moose, Carlito, El Ligero, Bram, Zack Gibson and Joe Coffey as announced names for the Liverpool show mount up.

IPW:UK

There’s been a match change for IPW’s on July 2nd. Due to Scott Star’s All-England title win, the All-England title match in Harlow will now be Scott Star defending the title in a three-way against Juventud Guerrera and former champion Sammy Smooth.

Also in IPW news, The Briscoe Brothers and Billy Gunn have been signed for their July 9th show in London.

Source Wrestling

Thanks to Simon Cassidy from One Fall Media, for emailing us the following concerning Source Wrestling’s latest show:

The Underdogs upset CCK with shock victory!

In a shocking turn of events the team of Kieran McColm and Scott McManus pulled off the win of their careers, defeating the new Combat Zone Wrestling Tag Team Champions, CCK! Making their first appearance in Glasgow, Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos looked to continue their path of dominance. Despite some incredible team offence which had the crowd in awe, The Underdogs lived up to their name, giving as good as they got, eventually grabbing a roll up pin for the win. But what does this mean for the future?! Highlight videos and more over on @SourceWres on Twitter.

Results

  • Titans of the North defeated The Headbanders.

  • “Flyin'” Ryan Griffin defeated Massimo

  • Glen Dunbar retained the Scottish Jr. Heavyweight Title against Robbie Solar. After having his mask removed, Solar got a measure of retribution for the disrespect by attacking and stealing the title belt.

  • Sammi Jo defeated Matt Daly, Stephen Hughes, Manlon and Cobra Carr in a scramble.

  • Stevie Xavier defeated Grant McIvor.

  • The Underdogs defeated CCK

British Wrestling Worldwide

NJPW

The Best of Super Juniors tournament has continued over the past week. On Night 4 Will Ospreay got a win over TAKA Michinoku in Block A, while Marty Scurll defeated the legendary Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger in the same block.

Both men then took part in non-tournament matches on Night 5 as Will Ospreay teamed with Chaos teammate Jado, but came up short against Suzuki-Gun members Taichi & Taka Michinoku. Marty Scurll took part in an eight-man tag match with Bullet Club members Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Yuijiro Takahashi defeating the team of War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe), David Finlay & Ricochet. Both of these matches also took place on Show 7, with the same results.

On Show 6, both Brits were again victorious as Marty Scurll beat Taka Michinoku and will Ospreay beat Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger.

Show 8 saw Marty Scurll fall to Taichi, while Will Ospreay continued his impressive win streak against Dragon Lee. On Show 9, in non-tournament action Will Ospreay teamed with Jado in a loss against Suzuki-Gun members Taichi & Taka Michinoku and the Bullet Club team of Marty Scurll,Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi defeated War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe), David Finlay & Ricochet.

And on Show 10 both Brits were on the losing side as Ospreay fell to Taichi and Scurll lost against Hiromu Takahashi. Finally Show 11 saw Ospreay and Scurll face off on opposite teams as the Bullet Club team of Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega and Marty Scurll defeated the CHAOS team of Gedo, Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay.

DDT

At DDT Audience this past week, British wrestler Heidi Katrina teamed with Saki Akai to defeat Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani.

PWE (Pakistan)

The Tour of Pakistan wrapped up on May 21st with a show in Islamabad. Britain & Ireland are represented on this tour by Tim Wylie, Tiny Iron and Adam ‘Flex’ Maxted.

On the show Tim Wylie was beaten by Yacine Osmani, Adam ‘Flex’ Maxted teamed with Xtreme Fury and defeated Aaron Rammy & Bernard Vandamme. The main event was a rumble-style match to crown the first ever PWE World Heavyweight Champion, Baadshash Pehalwan won to win the title all three British and Irish wrestlers took part in the match.

Impact Wrestling

Magnus took part in this weeks Impact Wrestling main event, in a three-way no disqualification match against James Storm and EC3, he came up short however and was pinned by EC3. Rockstar spud featured in another vignette, where he said he’ll be returning next week, there was a humorous ‘kayfabe’ moment when his ‘mother’ shouted at him from another room.

Zack Sabre Jr

This past week Zack Sabre Jr defended his EVOLVE title twice, against Ethan Page and Lio Rush, on May 20th and 21st respectively.

Chikara

Chikara Pro will hold their annual King of Trios tournament in Birmingham, England this year on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. CCK (Travis Banks, Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos) have been announced for the tournament.

Have we missed anything? Be sure to tweet us with any info at @NathanKenMajor or @kurtjohansson93.

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