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Everyone here at would like to wish Danny Williams all the best in his WBC World Heavyweight Title fight against Vitali Klitschko on December 11, a date which was announced this week.

We have every faith that Danny can topple the giant Ukrainian and bring the belt home to Britain.

Of course, not everybody in the FWA shares our sentiments. We learned this week that ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane has sent a personal message of good luck not to Danny Williams, but to the Klitschko camp.

Could this be lack of confidence on The Showstealer’s part? Could he be hoping that Klitschko does a job on Danny Williams so in the event of Shane losing his FWA British Heavyweight Title match to ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams at British Uprising 3, Danny won’t be in any fit state to fight The Showstealer in a boxer v wrestler match? Or is it just the usual malicious mind games being played by the former FWA Managing Director? One thing is for certain. Shane’s actions have certainly added more fuel to the fire ahead of his huge British Heavyweight Title challenge on November 13.

Meanwhile his opponent, the champion Doug Williams, has this week also been doing what he does best while on tour with Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan. Our best wishes to The Anarchist as he continues to be a fine worldwide ambassador for the FWA and for British wrestling.

Low Ki was today announced in The Daily Star as the challenger for the FWA All-England Title at FWA Gold Rush.

The martial arts menace was selected for a shot at the second biggest title in UK wrestling because he is undefeated in his FWA career, having battled Flash Barker to a brutal draw at Frontiers of Honor 2003 and defeated leading contender James Tighe at Carpe Diem 2004. also understands that Flash Barker himself, in his role as FWA Commissioner, had personal involvement in ensuring Low Ki was installed as the number one contender to the All-England Title.

So whomever emerges triumphant – be it champion Hade Vansen or challenger Jack Xavier – from the Last Man Standing match at British Uprising 3 on Saturday November 13 at Coventry SkyDome, will certainly have their work cut out for them.

The winner of the match will have to face the devastating arsenal of Low Ki on Sunday November 28 at Broxbourne Civic Hall, just over two weeks after what could be a violent and career-shortening battle in Coventry. And just announced this week, the All-England Champion coming out of FWA Gold Rush will also have to defend the belt at Seasons Beatings at Brent Town Hall on December 10; this against the winner of the Next Generation Three Way Dance at British Uprising, either Aviv Mayaan , Ross Jordan or Spud .

This leaves us with so many different possible permutations. We could have a scenario where Low Ki faces Hade Vansen at Broxbourne, ironic when in the past many have accused The South City Thrilla of copying the hard-hitting native of Brooklyn. Or we could see Jack Xavier take on Low Ki in what would surely be a stiff and dramatic outing, particularly as the Brummie Bad Boy holds a win over Low Ki’s trainer Homicide back at British Uprising 2. Another possibility is that the All-England Title could change hands three times in less than a month. Or it is conceivable that Hade Vansen could have to defend his belt three times in less than a month. Or maybe one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the FWA, either Mayaan, Jordan or Spud, will have the opportunity of a lifetime to pit their skills against an international superstar of Low Ki’s standing. Or maybe we will see an all-Birmingham battle on December 10 between Jack Xavier and Spud. Or maybe….well, you get the picture. The possibilities are manifold.

But whatever the outcome, believes that the FWA All-England Title picture has never been so exciting.

‘The Specialist’ Mark Sloan this week joined Simmons and James Tighe as the announced participants for the first ever FWA Gold Rush at Broxbourne on Sunday November 28.

Such has been the demand for places in the Gold Rush battle royal, as you would expect as the prize is a shot at the FWA British Heavyweight Title sometime in 2005, that we believe FWA management is considering whether to increase the number of places in the event.

The final number of places in the Gold Rush has yet to be confirmed but when it is, we will be first with the news on

Hot on the heels of news that UK Round-Up is coming to The Wrestling Channel, is pleased to announce the arrival of the FWA Academy on TWC.

The FWA Academy show will debut on Tuesday nights at 8pm starting on October 26 and will be a TV programme with a difference. This will not be the type of show regular viewers to TWC will be used to seeing.

To find out exactly what the FWA Academy TV show is all about, tune in from October 26 on The Wrestling Channel, Sky Digital Channel 427!

Greg ‘The Truth’ Lambert has broken his silence on the Terry Funk situation at FWA British Uprising 3, with a scathing attack on ‘The Twisted Genius’ Dean Ayass in his regular Internet column Moments of Truth on

Remember, Lambert’s team of The Triad are going into battle at British Uprising 3 against Ayass’s unit of ‘The Righteous’ Paul Travell , Burchill and the legendary Funker, and it seems the war of words – either spoken or written – between the two managers is really beginning to heat up. We also understand that FWA management are in talks in an attempt to find a way to alleviate the situation and stem the flow of potentially libellous accusations flying back and forth between the camps of The Twisted Genius and The Truth.

You can also see Lambert and Ayass have their first ever face-to-face confrontation on the brand new episode of FWA TV this coming Friday at 9pm.


Here is the full line-up of matches signed for the mega-show to date:

FWA British Heavyweight Championship Match, One Fall, Winner Takes All
The Anarchist’ Doug Williams v ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane
If Shane fails to win the title, he must fight Danny Williams in a Boxer v Wrestler Match

FWA All-England Title Match, Last Man Standing
The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen v Jack Xavier

30 minute Iron Man Match
AJ Styles v James Tighe

FWA Tag Team Title Match
The Duke of Danger and Simmons v ‘The Specialist’ Mark Sloan and ‘The Shining Light’ Stevie Knight

Terry Funk, ‘The Righteous’ Paul Travell and Burchill (with ‘The Twisted Genius’ Dean Ayass) v Drew McDonald, Raj Ghosh and Thunder (with Greg ‘The Truth’ Lambert)

Three Way Dance – The Next Generation
Final Eliminator for the FWA All-England Title
Aviv Mayaan v Spud v ‘Little Dragon’ Ross Jordan

Also- D-Lo Brown, Tony ‘Banger’ Walsh and British Uproar pre-show special featuring Colt Cabana v Dirk Feelgood.

There is at least one more match to be announced for the main British Uprising 3 show – expected to feature D-Lo Brown against either Mark ‘Five Star’ Belton or Jonny Storm – and at least one more match set to be signed for the British Uproar – pre-show special. The card is subject to change.

Ticket prices have been set for FWA British Uprising 3 as follows:

£60 Gold Ringside, £45 Silver Ringside, £25 Bronze Ringside, £20, £15 and £10. There is also a Standard Family Ticket priced at £30 (the equivalent of four £15 tickets – based on two adults and two children of 16 and under, or one adult and three children of 16 and under.) and other ticket options, please ask at the box office for details.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze ringside ticket holders will receive a ticket package of first entry to the venue, free event poster, a meet and greet with several FWA stars after the show for a photo opportunity and 10% discount off FWA merchandise on the day. They, and Fan Club members, also get access to a pre-show dark match.

Tickets are available from the SkyDome box office. The number is 02476 630693, press option ‘Zero’ .

The doors for the main show will open at the Coventry SkyDome on Saturday November 13 at 5.30pm. FWA British Uprising 3 will commence at 6pm and is expected to last three and a half hours. Doors for the pre-show special British Uproar, available to Gold, Silver and Bronze ringside ticket holders only, will open at 4.45pm.