UK Wrestling Round-Up (18/4/16)

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GOOD Wrestling have signed five awesome matches for their upcoming “2 Good 2 Glorious” show which takes place at The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes on Friday, April 29th as; Jack Sexsmith will face Earl Black Jr, Stixx will meet Cy Gregory, Gene Munny will hope to put down Panda Cub, Fowler will hope for a win against Ross Lee and the team of Mike Bird & ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman will take on one of the toughest teams in the UK, The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch).

Announced just after last weeks round-up had been published was women’s singles action between Lana Austin and ‘Australia’s favourite export’ Toni Storm at TNT Wrestling’s “Going Off Big Time” event which will come to us from the Fusion Nightclub, Liverpool on Saturday, June 18th. Matches already signed for the evening will see; Sean Only in singles competition with the bizarre Noah, we will see a Merseyside Streetfight between The M.O.D. (Keith Myatt & Ruffneck) & Manc Union (Ashton Smith & Sam Bailey) and Bubblegum will put his TNT Title on the line when he faces the challenge of Mark Haskins.

Revolution Pro Wrestling presented their “Epic Encounter” event from the Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading this past Saturday to an energetic crowd who weren’t disappointed and included the best from the UK as well as Ring of Honor, here is what went down; Michael Elgin pinned Ricochet (replacing an injured Will Ospreay) in a fabulous opener, Josh Bodom def. Donovan Dijak, the team of Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch def. the Rev Pro Tag Champions, The Revolutionists (Sha Samuels & James Castle), Damo O’Conner def. Roderick Strong, Rev Pro Cruiserweight Champion Pete Dunne pinned ACH, ‘Lord’ Gideon Grey def. Dalton Castle by submission and The LDRS (Rev Pro Champion Zack Sabre Jr & Marty Scurll) def. the team of Ricochet & Matt Sydal in an incredible Main Event.

Fight Club: PRO presented “Planet Terror Vol.2” from the Planet Nightclub, Wolverhampton this past weekend and we were treated to some fantastic wrestling from the guys working the UK scene at the moment and should be very proud of themselves. We started off with Trent Seven asking the locker room to come to ringside and have a minutes silence for Kris Travis who died of stomach cancer just over 2 weeks ago. The results of the evening; Mike Bird def. Ethan Silver, Tyler Bate def. Travis Banks, the team of ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman & Dan Moloney battled to a No Contest with The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter), Nixon Newell def. Damian Dunne, Zack Sabre Jr def. Trent Seven and in the Main Event of the evening, Clint Margera def. Pete Dunne in the dreaded “Death Match”.

What a fantastic night of wrestling Ultimate Pro Wrestling put on for the fans this past Friday at “Battle For Honor” which featured the best working in the UK and America and came from The Riviera Hotel, Weymouth. Here is a rundown of the show; Donovan Dijak def. Charlie Garrett, Pollyanna def. Jamie Hayter & Ayesha Ray, Iestyn Rees def. ACH following outside interference from Charlie Garrett, Psycho Phillips def. ‘Lord’ Gideon Grey in their #1 Contenders match, ‘Portugal’s Perfect Athlete’ Shanna def. Skye Smitson and The Bruce retained his UPW Heavyweight Championship after making Marty Scurll submit. After the match The Bruce was attacked by Rees & Garrett but the save came from The Brothers Awe who we haven’t seen in a UPW ring for a while.

Their next show “It’s All Kicking Off” at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset will take place on Friday, June 3rd and already scheduled to appear will be; the return of Joel Redman, The Bruce defending his UPW Title against Psycho Phillips plus Jonny Storm, The Brothers Awe and ‘Lord’ Gideon Grey are also set to appear.

PROGRESS Wrestling will present “Chapter 29: Practically PROGRESS In Every Way” from The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London on Sunday, April 24th which will feature two of the WWE Global Cruiserweight Series Qualifying matches. We will see; Pollyanna vs ‘New Zealand’s favourite Kiwi’ Dahlia Black in a tag team match where both will pick each others partners and TK Copper banned from ringside, Joe Coffey takes on Rampage Brown & Damo O’Conner will take on Michael Dante with both matches part of the PROGRESS Atlas Round Robin B bracket, Champion Marty Scurll will defend his title against Tommy End, Zack Sabre Jr will face ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster & Pete Dunne will take on Jack Gallagher in the two WWE Global Cruiserweight Series Qualifying matches, ‘Pastor’ William Eaver will meet Damon Moser in the Natural PROGRESSion Series Finals with the winner getting a Championship match of their choosing and picking one person to re-enter the Series next time, lastly we will see a HUGE 8-Man Tag Team match with The Origin (Tag Champions Nathan Cruz & El Ligero), Dave Mastiff & ‘Liverpool’s No.1’ Zack Gibson vs F.S.U. (Mark Andrews & Eddie Dennis) & The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) with an interesting stipulation. If either The London Riots or F.S.U. get the pin then that team will receive a Tag Team Championship match but if The Origin win then they will receive four spots in the Super Strong Style 16 Tournament later this year.

This past Sunday HOPE Wrestling presented their “Live In Wellingborough” show which was held at the Glamis Hall, Wellingborough and what a night of wrestling it was; Vinnie Kray beat Teifion Lee & El Grando Beardo in a Triple Threat, Kira Fox won her match with Rosie Douglas by submission, Paul Malen chalked up another win by beating El Jefe, Joey Ozbourne was able to get past White Tiger, Ashley Dunn was successful against Kai Payne, the team of Paul McSherry, Jay Garner & Twister beat Team MAD (Hustle Malone & Chase Williams) & Max Air and finally Gene Munny defeated Wheeler.

HOPE have got a busy four weeks as they’ll present a number of shows and feature some amazing wrestling talent. Here is just a glimpse at some of the shows and matches they’ll be putting on but over the coming weeks I’ll showcase even more from this exciting company.

“Live Wrestling In Derby” from the Polish Club, Derby on Friday, April 29th will see ‘Australia’s favourite export’ Toni Storm taking on Violet Vendetta and El Ligero will take on Chris Tyler both in singles competition.

Next we will see “Live At Esquires” at Esquires, Bedford on Sunday, May 1st as El Ligero will face Gene Munny, Ashton Smith will go one-on-one with Ashley Dunn and the no nonsense ‘Pound for Pound’ CJ Banks will be in action too.

Finally HOPE will bring us “Live In Milton Keynes” from the Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes on Sunday, May 8th and will see; Will Ospreay in singles action with Ashley Dunn, Cy Gregory will battle Marc Massa, Hustle Malone will meet Lewis Cooper, Team MAD (Chase Williams & Danny Mayhem) will face off with the UnBritish and ‘Australia’s favourite export’ Toni Storm will be in singles competition against Kira Fox.

Pro Wrestling Pride have put together some amazing matches for their next show “Pride & Glory” which will take place from The Ritz, Penzance on Sunday, May 8th and will feature some of the best in the UK, Wrestle-1 and former WWE stars; Kelly Stixx will go one-on-one with Shelton Benjamin, Ultimo Tiger will face Wrestle-1 Champion Kotaro Suzuki, Scotty Essex will defend his PWP Catch Division Title against Carlito, we will have a tournament to crown the NEW PWP Tag Team Champions, Eddie Ryan will get the shot of a lifetime when he challenges Big Grizzly for the PWP Heavyweight Championship in a No DQ – Anything Goes match and not only that, the Japanese legend Ultimo Dragon is set to appear on the day.

British Empire Wrestling are just four weeks away for what will be an incredible show as they will present the final day of Stardom’s European Tour with the “International Grand Prix” from The Tooting Tram & Social Club, Tooting, London on Sunday, May 22nd. Here are the matches and wrestling talent scheduled to appear; ‘Australia’s favourite export’ Toni Storm & ‘New Zealand’s favourite Kiwi’ Dahlia Black will team to take on Stardom Champions Io Shirai & Kairi Hojo, Danielle Hunter will take on Wonder of Stardom Champion Santana Garrett & Dragonita will meet Women Wrestling Stars Champion Diosa Atensa in the 1st Round of the Grand Prix Tournament, The Buffet Club (BEW Champion Rob Cage, Tag Champions Gene Munny & Stingray Stevenson and Lance Lawrence) will take on Team BEW (Kyle Ashmore, Theodore Powers & The Commonwealth Alliance (Gianni De La Valette & Don Pedro)) who will have Nina Samuels at ringside. If Team BEW win then The Buffet Club MUST disband, however if they don’t then The Buffet Club will have FULL control of BEW’s “Coronation Of The Empire 2” show which takes place on Sunday, July 10th. Kirsty Love, Germany’s Alpha Female, Kay Lee Ray, BEW Women’s Champion Nixon Newell and Stardom Champion Mayu Iwatani are all set to wrestle too.

CHIKARA Pro have announced that they’ll be touring the UK for a number of dates this May and will feature Fight Club: PRO as well as bringing some of their own amazing talent with them.

“Aniversario” will start at The Neon, Newport on Friday, May 20th and will see; Nixon Newell take on CHIKARA Grand Champion, Princess KimberLee, The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) will battle the Facesmashers (‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman & Dan Moloney), Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) will take on The Colony (Fire Ant & Solider Ant), Pete Dunne faces Eddie Kingston and we will see two Fatal 4-Way matches featuring Ophidian, Heidi Lovelace, Mike Bird & Touch Phillips in the first and Officer Warren Barksdale, Chris Brookes, Frightmare & Travis Banks in the second.

We then move to the Planet Nightclub, Wolverhampton on Saturday, May 21st for night two of “Aniversario” as we’ll see; The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) face The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter), Travis Banks will take on Fire Ant & Frightmare in a Triple Threat, Officer Warren Barksdale will meet Touch Phillips, Ophidian will be in a Fatal 4-Way with Solider Ant, Chris Brookes & Tyler Bate, Trent Seven will meet Eddie Kingston in one-on-one action and finally we will see a 6-Person Tag Team match with Nixon Newell, Heidi Lovelace & Princess KimberLee taking on the team of MK McKinnan and Pete & Damian Dunne.

“Aniversario” night three of the weekend will see them travel to Bush Hall, London on Sunday, May 22nd as Pete Dunne will take on Ophidian, Officer Warren Barksdale will hope to take down Heidi Lovelace, Frightmare will meet Touch Phillips, The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) will tackle Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven), Chris Brookes will hope to beat Princess KimberLee, MK McKinnan goes up against Eddie Kingston and The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) will take on The Colony (Fire Ant & Solider Ant).

We will then wait until “Catching Fire” which will come from Aston University Student Union, Birmingham on Friday, May 27th where the only match signed for the show so far will see Fire Ant in singles competition with Hermit Crab.

The following night on Saturday, May 28th we head to The Union, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester for “The Chamber Of Secrets” where Johnny Kidd will meet Mike Quakenbush in a old school World Of Sport match and Icarus will face Lucas Calhoun.

Sunday, May 29th will see them travel to The Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields for “The Two Towers – The Journey Continues” with Soilder Ant tackling Chuck Taylor in singles competition the first match signed for the show.

They’ll travel to Glasgow for their last stop of the tour when they present “The Lost World” from Vertigo, Strathclyde on Monday, May 30th and will see Heidi Lovelace take on one of the best female wrestlers working in the UK, Nixon Newell.

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