Welcome one and all to another jam packed edition of the UK Scene. Halloween and fireworks night have now passed us and it is officially the run up to Christmas. More importantly though I feel is that it is the run up to the 100th UK Scene column which is one heck of a milestone. 100 regular weekly columns who would of thought it when Kam took me on back in the new year period of 2002.
This week I will start by continuing the hype machine and talk about X-Wrestling. In a week where news has been a little scarce they have once again grabbed the headlines with yes you guessed it more foreign names added to the card. Two tag teams have now been added to the card and will most likely square off at their big event in April. The first of the teams are the West Hollywood Blondes one of my favourite US tag teams which comprises of Lenny & Lodi. Most will remember them from their days in WCW but I will remember them for making watching a WWA event bearable.
The second tag team they have added has caused debate which I thought would happen with the more foreign stars they added to the card. The team are called Swiss Money Holding who have a good reputation around Europe. The problem with this addition is that it is agreed that they don’t have the pulling power as the other foreign stars to get bums on seats. So with this many believe they should give a UK tag team the chance as it is a UK show but I will let you be the judge.
There has been some brilliant news this week on the X-Wrestling front though as Road Warrior Animal has confirmed that he will still be making the trip despite the tragic passing of his tag partner Hawk who was also set to appear at the show. In honour of Hawk X-Wrestling have announced that on the night of the show the main event will be for the “Michael Hegstrand memorial trophy.” So the event is guaranteed to be a history making night of firsts.
Now many people say X-Wrestling have all the hallmarks of promotions like GWF for good and bad reasons which X-Wrestling are quick to play down. They have this week announced though that they will be running a bus trip like GWF did to get to their debut show now this is a positive way to learn from others. I just hope the idea is as successful for them as it has been for other promotions. Just remember to keep on checking back to XWrestling.co.uk for more information.
In another exciting night of action in front of the Croydon faithful Doug Williams managed to retain his All Star Wrestling title. The match ended in a draw between him and Mason and it was a three falls match which must have made it an interesting match. As Mason was so close from taking the title I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets another shot in the very near future.
November will see the last show of the year for Future Championship Wrestling but they plan to go out with a bang. The show takes place on November 30th from the Baggeridge Social Welfare Centre in Lower Gornal, West Midlands. They have attracted to two top names from around the UK to add to their developing roster. EX EWW champion and current FCW Holland champion and my very good friend Stu Allen otherwise known as The Dominator will be on the card alongside Andy Hogg. This has the making to be the biggest FCW show to date so make sure to get there if you can.
It has been a busy week for live shows over the last 7 days due to the half term school holidays it has been an ideal time for promoters to put on shows. All Star, BRAWL, CWC and NWA-UK have all put on shows and I have received good feedback from all shows. Remember to keep your eyes glued to the TWO Newsletter for Goldy’s run down of UK Scene results and news.
There has been more controversy in the WAW camp this week as newly crowned champions Ashe and Paul Tyrell have been stripped of their titles by WAW owner Ricky Knight. Ashe and Tyrell had pulled off an impressive win against the UK Pitbulls to obtain the titles but due to not being able to defend the belts on a regular basis the action has been taken. It is good to see WAW continuing on after some uncertain months and I do hope they are around for some time to come.
Continuing on what must be a weekly feature of Brits abroad more UK wrestlers have been flying the flag abroad over the weekend. FWA regulars James Tighe and Doug Williams went to Germany to compete for ACW. James Tighe battled Flying Dragon whilst Doug took on a well known opponent Ahmed Chaer. Another big well done to the guys keep up the hard work.
This week Dan managed to sit down with Gary Graham head honcho of Wrestle Zone Wrestling for a very interesting interview. Make sure to give it a read as it is a good insight well done Dan. The interview can be read by going to: UK Wrestling Scene Interviews
Sorry for the shortness of the column this week hopefully news will pick up again next week to keep me busy. It has been another buys year though so a week of calmness has probably done us all the world of good.
Until next time,