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FWA Morecambe News Update

FWA Morecambe News Update


There has been speculation ever since their heated confrontation at the last FWA Live show in Morecambe (see the footage available for download on this website) that ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane is determined to get revenge on FWA British Heavyweight Champion ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams .

Rumours that the nefarious Managing Director of the FWA is planning a punishing Hotwired weekend for the champ increased when it was leaked to that Alex is personally searching for an opponent to challenge The Anarchist for the belt in Morecambe. There are also rumours that Shane is looking outside the boundaries of the FWA for this hired gun – and maybe even outside of Europe itself.

It is also looking increasingly likely that Doug will not discover the identity of his challenger until the night of the show itself. A source close to a member of FWA management told that Alex Shane has been successful in convincing the board that having a surprise opponent will not only be a tantalising mystery for the Morecambe fans, but also create a fresh challenge to keep the champion on his toes. This was despite misgivings from FWA Commissioner Flash Barker, who we understand secretly believes the Showstealer is abusing his power as head booker in order to play mind games with Doug ahead of such a crucial title defence. Bearing in mind Alex’s hatred for Doug Williams and his determination to create plenty of problems for the FWA Heavyweight Champion, Flash could well have a point.

It is now for certain that Doug’s opponent on September 4 will be neither James Tighe nor Colt Cabana as they have been signed to face each other at Morecambe. This will be another tough test for Tighe and his new more aggressive ring style and a classic battle of styles between the serious technician and the fun-loving American. The signing of this match will surely also increase speculation as to how both Tighe and Cabana will fit into the picture at Broxbourne the following night and all should be revealed by our next news update.

In other news, Ross Jordan has asked FWA management for a match on the Morecambe show. Ross has never won at the Morecambe Dome, having lost back-to-back matches (to Stixx on June 26 and to James Tighe on July 31) and since then many of his friends and colleagues have apparently been ribbing the Little Dragon that the Dome is something of an unlucky venue for him. Refusing to believe in jinxes, Ross demanded an opportunity to break his duck. A suitable opponent was quickly found, and in his FWA debut it will be member of Alex Shane’s Personal Security, Leroy Kincade. This choice of opponent seems extremely convenient for the Showstealer, given his history of animosity towards Ross Jordan.

We also have some further developments regarding the final Morecambe Raffle of 2004. Remember, first prize will be a brand new DVD player and a DVD copy of episodes of FWA TV on The Wrestling Channel, starting at Episode 1. has learned that this DVD will include the best of the action from the FWA New Frontiers weekend, including the awesome impromptu showdown between Alex Shane and Steve Corino, the tremendous pre-show promo by CM Punk and his subsequent match with Raven , Mark ‘Five Star’ Belton ‘s upset victory over James Tighe and much, much more. ‘Hardcore’ John Atkins will be your host for The Morecambe Raffle and former British and European heavyweight wrestling champion-turned movie star ‘Tiger’ Joe Robinson will be the special guest Draw Master. Look out over the coming days on the website of Morecambe regional promoters for some further news regarding ‘Tiger’ Joe Robinson and wrestling’s answer to the National Lottery.

So the final card for Morecambe is as follows:

FWA British Heavyweight Champion ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams v Alex Shane’s mystery hitman

James Tighe v Colt Cabana

‘The King of Old School’ Steve Corino v FWA All-England Champion ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen

Jack Xavier v Alex Shane Security member Martin Stone

‘The Shining Light’ Stevie Knight and ‘The Specialist’ Mark Sloan v Dirk Feelgood and Dangerous Damon Leigh

Ross Jordan v Alex Shane Security member Leroy Kincade

Our next FWA Hotwired update here on will be the latest FWA Hotwired in Broxbourne update tomorrow Wednesday (September 1). This will include all the news from the camps of Alex Shane and Steve Corino ahead of their blockbuster grudge match at FWA Hotwired, and a recap of the hostile history between these two men.

Remember, tickets for FWA Hotwired in Broxbourne on Sunday September 5 are on sale now. Ticket prices are £35 for Gold ringside, £25 for silver and other tickets are available for £20, £15 and £10. Gold and Silver ticket holders and Fan Club members (Fan Club members can bring one guest each) will be allowed into the arena early (at 5.40pm for a 5.45pm start) to see a special bonus Dark Match at FWA Hotwired. The doors proper will then open at 6pm and the main show will commence at 6.30pm.

Fans are advised to book their tickets for Hotwired in advance after FWA Vendetta was sold out and standing room only. The box office number for Hotwired is 01992 441946.

Tickets are also on sale for FWA Live in Morecambe at the Dome on Saturday September 4, priced at £15 front row ringside (SOLD OUT), £9 for adults, £7 for ages 16 and under and £28 for a family ticket. Doors are at 7pm and bell time is 7.30pm. The box office number is 01524 582803.

These shows will be taped for FWA TV on The Wrestling Channel.