UK Wrestling News Round-Up (07/03/16)

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The ROH World Champion Jay Lethal will replace, The Young Bucks at Discovery Wrestling’s April show held from The Jam House, Edinburgh on April 10th, this is due to contractual obligations in Japan.

Great Bear Promotions will present “Battle Kingdom IV” from the Middlewich Town Hall on March 26th with Tyler Bate taking on Jack Gallagher been the first match to be signed. Scheduled to appear will be; Toni Storm, Junior Heavyweight Cup winner of 2015, Martin Kirby and the Great Bear Grand Champion, Axel Dieter Jr will defend his title.

Just Do Wrestling have added female competition to their “Dorassic Park” show which will be held at the Windle Labour Club, St. Helens as Lana Austin will hope to continue her winning streak, already beating Toni Storm and Lizzy Styles when she meets Xia Brookside (daughter of British Wrestling Legend, Robbie Brookside) who will be making her debut for the company. Chris Ridgeway will continue his heated rivalry with Sam Bailey and the hard as nails T-Bone will face Pete Dunne, both in singles action.

Vertigo Pro Wrestling have started early for their “Take The Power Back” show which will be held at The Gate, Cardiff on May 28th by announcing that the VPW Heavyweight Champion, Dave Mastiff will defend his title against Chris Brookes in singles competition, Ian Williams will face Panda Cub in a Last Man Standing which will be the final match of their Best Of Three Series, Eddie Dennis will be in the Calling Spots Open Championship Semi-Finals against Bishop and finally ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm is set to appear.

PROGRESS Wrestling has now added another great match to “ENDVR 15” held from The Garage, Islington, London on March 13th in the form of a 6-Man Tag Team Match as we’ll see Damian Moser & Sweet Jesus (‘Pastor’ William Eaver & Chuck Mambo) take on TK Cooper w/ Dahlia Black & The Dazzler Team (Darrell Allen & Earl Black Jr.). Already booked for the night; Jinny takes on ‘Blue Pants’ Leva Bates, Paul Robinson goes one-on-one with Mike Bird, ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman tackles David Francisco in singles competition, Elizabeth w/ Jinny faces Bea Priestley and Jack Sexsmith & The Gimp will team against DND (Danny Duggan & Cieran Donnelly).

Their “Chapter 27: The Lost Art Of Suffering” show held at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London on March 27th has got very interesting as we’ll get to see; The Origin (Nathan Cruz & El Ligero) defending their Tag Titles against Zack Sabre Jr & Tommaso Ciampa who makes his return to the company, a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match between The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) and The Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante) with the stipulation, losing team must disband and the THUNDERBASTARD PROGRESS Championship Match featuring Will Ospreay, Mark Andrews, Rampage Brown, Eddie Dennis, Paul Robinson, Mark Haskins, ‘Liverpool’s No.1’ Zack Gibson, ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster and finally the champion himself, Marty Scurll.

Kamikaze Pro presented their March spectacular “Underground” this past Friday from The Empire, Coventry and what a night it was as we saw; Dan Moloney def. Omari, Nixon Newell def. ‘Blue Pants’ Leva Bates, ‘The Mexican Sensation’ El Ligero def. Shane Strickland, Andrew Everrett def. Pete Dunne, Clint Margera def. Marshall X in their No DQ Match, Ryan Smile kept hold of his Relentless Division Championship when he beat Will Ospreay, The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) out wrestled the team of ‘The Polish Punisher’ Mika & Elliott Jordan and Born 2 Fly (TJ Sky & Kieran Young) to stay Tag Champions and Robbie X successfully retained his Kamikaze Pro Championship when he over came the challenge from Lucha Underground star, Angelico.

In other news from the Kamikaze Pro camp, they will welcome the debut of worldwide superstar and former 5-Time TNA Women’s Champion, Awesome Kong to “Sky’s The Limit 3!” which will be held at The Cadbury Club, Bournville, Birmingham on April 29th.

We have three more matches now added to “Episode 2: You & Whose Army?” Hosted by VII Underground on March 11th from The Hive, Shrewsbury. Drew Parker faces ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster and Damian Dunne takes on Travis Banks both in singles competition and Champion Ryan Smile will team with Ethan Silver & Chuck Taylor to battle ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman, Pete Dunne & Dan Moloney in a 6-Man Tag Team Match. Already included for the night are Nixon Newell in action against Chris Brookes and Chris Ridgeway against ‘Ginger Jesus’ Mike Bird.

Pro Wrestling Chaos are sad to announce that due to contractual obligations in Japan, The Young Bucks will no longer be appearing at the “Heir 2 The Throne” show from the Action Indoor Sports, Bristol on April 9th. They have however secured amazing replacements in the form of ROH World Champion Jay Lethal & TNA’s Drew Galloway. As quickly as that, Chaos haven’t waisted any time in making their first matches for the event. Drew Galloway will take on Eddie Dennis, TNA’s Mark Andrews will go up against Jay Lethal and Mike Bird will be in singles competition against ‘The Mexican Sensation’ El Ligero.

In just over 3 weeks Main Event Wrestling will host their “We Like To Party” show from the Innisfree Sports & Social Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne on March 25th and will see; Sean Only making his debut as he returns from injury to take on Kavero, Aria Saphire, Erin Night & Little Miss Roxxy will meet in a Triple Threat, Drake & The Dragon (HT Drake & Micky The Dragon) will defend their Tag Team Titles against Iain Robinson & Martin Kirby, we will see a 4-Way for the MEW North-East Championship with Martin Kirby to participate and 3 more still to be announced. In the Main Event, ‘Primate’ Jason Prime will be challenged by Liam Lazarus for the MEW Championship.

What a list of talent Pro Wrestling Elite have assembled for their “Elit3 Rumble” held at The Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr on March 12th. The participants for the Elite Rumble are; Mark & Joe Coffey, CS Rose, Big Damo, Noam Dar, Chris Renfrew, Davey Blaze, TJ Rage, Wolfgang, TNA’s Mr Anderson, Molly Spartan, Khifie West, Red Lightning, Lou King Sharp, Lewis Girvan with even more to be announced. Matches scheduled will see; TNA’s Drew Galloway and Dave Mastiff in a No DQ Match, Iestyn Rees will defend his PWE Heavyweight Championship against the one and only Grado and we will see brother vs brother when Mark & Joe collide in singles competition.

News from Alpha Omega Wrestling comes in the form of three additional matches for their upcoming “Morecambe Mayhem” show at the Morecambe Winter Gardens, Morecambe on March 19th. Dylan Roberts will take on Sexy Kev in singles action, The Referendum (Bobby Roberts & Lewis Girvan) will defend their AOW Tag Team Titles against mystery opponents and while the Champion, Viper is in Japan, Nikki Storm will take her place and defend the AOW Women’s Championship against Lana Austin. Already signed to appear; Ricky J Mckenzie vs James Drake, Craig Kollins vs Chris Ridgeway, Johnny Phere vs Mikey Whiplash and AOW Heavyweight Champion Stixx vs Big Damo in a Non-Title Match.

Pro Evolution Wrestling hosted “Live In Bristol” this past Saturday from The Merchants Academy, Bristol where the fans we treated to an awesome night of wrestling. Here are the results; Big Grizzly def. Robbie Caine, The Renegades def. The Gloucester Gladiators to become #1 Contenders, Matt Ridler def. Dan Moloney, in a Non-Title Match the ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman def. the EVW Heavyweight Champion Justin ‘Hammer’ Sysum thanks to some interference from TNA’s Bram, GFW Global Champion Nick Aldis def. Bram and The Renegades def. The Bristol Boys to become the NEW EVW Tag Team Champions.

Fight Club: PRO will present “Rise Against” from the Planet Nightclub, Wolverhampton on March 18th and have announced several matches for the event. Trent Seven will take on Travis Banks, The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) will face KYS (MK McKinnan & Damian Dunne), Chris Brookes will be in singles competition with Tyler Bate, Dan Moloney will team with ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman to take on the team of Nixon Newell & Mike Bird and Pete Dunne will go toe-to-toe with Clint Margera in a unconfirmed Death Match.

HOPE Wrestling are gearing up for what could be their biggest show of 2016 with the welcome return of “King Of Flight” over Friday 25th & Saturday 26th March from the Forest Town Arena in Mansfield. 16 wrestlers will complete over 2 nights with the hope (no pun intended) that 1 of them will be crowned the King Of Flight Champion. Here are the brackets for the first round matches; Chuck Taylor vs Pete Dunne, TNA’s Mark Andrews vs Josh Bodom, Will Ospreay vs Chris Ridgeway, ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster vs international star, Jigsaw, Robert X vs Jake McCluskey, last years winner Chris Tyler vs White Tiger, ‘The Mexican Sensation’ El Ligero vs Mike Bird, Ryan Smile vs HC Dyer and night two will continue with the Semi-Finals and Finals matches. Two non tournament matches have also been signed as we will see the debut of ‘Primate’ Jason Prime when he meets LJ Heron and the very strange team known as Wonderland (Henry T Grodd, Noah w/ Penny Dreadful) have decided that Battle Squad: Awesome (Danny Chase & Dave Andrews) will be their next victims.

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