Welcome one and all once again to another weekly dose of UK grapple news. I am slowly re-adjusting to the British ways again but at least the good weather is helping the transaction. Saying all this though I still miss going to the pancake and waffle houses for breakfast a bowl of Kellogg’s just isn’t the same anymore. So with a hungry stomach I will try and quench your appetite for UK Scene news as I fill you in with the stories making the news this week.
We must start this week by talking about the first FWA 1 event since FWA Vendetta in June. FWA “Hotwired” takes place this Sunday (21/9) and is only weeks before the biggest FWA event of the year “British Uprising II” Broxbourne Civic Hall will be the last stop on the road to Uprising so expect feuds to escalate and some personal best ever performances as everyone competes for a spot on that big card. The card currently looks like this:
#1 contendership tourney final: Flash Barker vs. James Tighe
Chris Hamrick vs. Jonny Storm
EZ Money vs. Jack Xavier
Double barbed wire baseball bat match: The Family vs. Ulf Herman & Alex Shane
Zebra Kid’s All-England challenge
The Duke of Danger’s public workout
Simmons vs. Mark Sloan
Premier Promotions guest match: Jace the Ace vs. Lee Darren
The card looks like it could bring out one or two contenders for match of the year award especially the one I am looking forward to most being Chris Hamrick vs. Jonny Storm which will be one hell of a grudge match. In previous tours the FWA have used talent from outside its ranks but this will be the first time that they will have a guest match featuring purely talent from Premier Promotions so that could be a very interesting match indeed. All in all it looks like a very good and very entertaining card.
Also on the FWA front this week the latest edition of Alex Shane’s shooting gallery went up and it contained some very interesting news indeed regarding Uprising that everyone was waiting for. Alex Confirmed that they have two Americans signed for the event those being ex ECW/WWF star Justin Credible and Indy star who I think works for CZW CM Punk. Now I have never seen or heard of CM Punk before so can’t pass judgement on him but Justin Credible if he performs like he did in his ECW days will be worth the admission alone.
This weekend has seen the third leg of the MPW Havoc Tour take place last night in Coventry and tonight (20/9) at Madeley Court School, Telford. In Coventry Psycho Steve took on Quintten Hyde Styles in a hair vs. hair match and in Telford tonight Samurai takes on Jekkel in a no count out match. On top of this you will see all the usual MPW stars including Majik, Hatred, Leon Lionheart and Chris Charisma so well worth the £5 admission price. You can either buy tickets on the door or by phone: 0774 2233109 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to give mad props (yes I am so down with the jive talk) to Majik and his team for putting on the Havoc tour and making it such a success keep up the hard work bro.
There has been a lot of news coming out of WAW this week as a new date has been announced for one of their biggest annual shows October Outrage 5. The event had to be rescheduled to changes in the local council in which their venue for the event “The Talk” in Norwich fell under. The venue has to just wait 28 days for paper work to be processed then it will be ready for the big wrestling event on the 24th October. The two matches currently signed are: Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Jimmy Ocean and the UK Pitbulls vs. Doug Williams & Flash Barker. For more information you can visit WAW’s new website: http://www.freewebs.com/wawwrestlinguk
Wayne Bridges (The legendary British wrestler and not the football player as someone thought) will be out in the public eye again this weekend as he and is his wife Sarah will be special guests for the big free outdoor show put on by CWC Thornhill Festival in Southampton the event will be in association with Thornhill New Deal for communities. The event will feature the likes of Andy Simmonz and Baxter Burridge to name but a few.
Now I feel this week I must end by addressing what is potentially the biggest story to hit British Wrestling in some time and that is the retirement of Jody Fleisch. Now I was not going to address this situation as it is up to Jody to announce what he is up to but as it has been so well documented over the last few days I fell I must say a few words.
Over the last few years I have watched Jody Fleisch give his body to the UK Scene as each night he tried something more death defying than the night before to try and elevate the UK Scene even just doing his Shooting Star Press which was one of Jody’s regular moves he was risking injury and he did this whether he was in front of 20 or 2000. For all Jody has done for us I think it is the least we can do to respect his privacy, not judge him on the matter and finally wait until Jody wants to make a public statement before saying anything about the situation.
Until next time,
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