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Leroy Kincade has been announced as the opponent for Jack Xavier in the All-England Title eliminator at FWA New Frontiers.

Management had some tough decisions to make regarding Xavier’s opponent and we at believe that up until yesterday, two other wrestlers were under strong consideration.  We believe, although this has not been confirmed, that those two other FWA stars were ‘The Righteous’ Paul Travell and ‘The Shining Light’ Stevie Knight.

However, FWA matchmakers plumped for Kincade, whose strong performances in the ring of late have elevated him to number four in the All-England Title rankings.  Leroy not only defeated Ross Jordan in singles competition late last year, and was part of the winning six-man team at the British Uprising 3 dark match, but most impressively, defeated Travell, Mark ‘Five Star’ Belton and Dangerous Damon Leigh in a Fatal Four Way dark match at Gold Rush.  FWA officials believed that, as the highest ranked contender available to compete at New Frontiers, it was about time Kincade came out of the dark matches and into the main show spotlight. can’t help but wonder how much influence Kincade’s boss the FWA British Heavyweight Champion ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane had on Leroy receiving the match with Xavier.  Remember, each member of Alex’s security team recently asked for a favour from their boss because of their loyalty to him over the past 12 months.  Did Shane pull some strings, using his leverage as British Champion to gain Kincade the match?  And if so, why?  Because should Kincade defeat Jack Xavier at New Frontiers, his opponent in his All-England Title challenge could – assuming he gets past Spud at New Frontiers – be the current champion, and Alex Shane’s close ally, ‘The South City Thrilla’ Hade Vansen.

But for Kincade to gain that All-England Title shot, he has to first get past an unbelievably determined Jack Xavier, who is said to be fighting fit and raring to go on Saturday, February 26.  Once he gets past what he expects to be the formality of a medical just days before the show, the Brummie Bad Boy will be chomping at the bit to earn another shot at the coveted All-England belt that he has chased for so long.


The second episode of Season 2 of FWA TV was last night at 9pm on The Wrestling Channel (ch427) and you can catch the repeats on Sunday at 7pm, Monday at 4am (TWC ReLoaded, ch 428), Monday at 5pm and Tuesday at 1pm.

The show featured a fantastic see-saw battle between James Tighe and Aviv Maayan from FWA Gold Rush last November, where James had vowed to make Aviv tap out to the Texas Cloverleaf.  As you will have seen last night, Tighe did defeat Maayan at Gold Rush after a gruelling matchup, but was unable to make the ‘Red Dragon’ quit.

We at tried to contact Tighe after the match went out on air last night on The Wrestling Channel, but he refused to take our calls.  Seems that James remains frustrated and feels he has unfinished business with Maayan ahead of their meeting in two weeks time at FWA New Frontiers, when in a dream partner tag team match Tighe will team with Mark ‘Five Star’ Belton and Aviv will fight alongside Ross Jordan.

Belton, however, as always had plenty to say for himself when our reporter caught up with him earlier today.  ‘Five Star’ seemed almost amused by his ally’s obsession with Maayan and revealed that he and James have intensified their training – particularly in the art of submission-style wrestling – ahead of the tag team match at New Frontiers. Belton also said that Tighe is so consumed with making the Welsh Wonder quit that he has been staying up late into the small hours of the morning, watching videotapes and reading books on how to apply the maximum amount of pressure with his holds in order to intensify pain, and give the victim no choice but to tap out.

The soft-spoken ‘Red Dragon’, meanwhile, has been training hard alongside Ross Jordan and practicing particularly their high-risk, aerial manoeuvres as the daredevil duo feel this will be the best strategy to employ to keep the two mat wrestlers, Belton and Tighe, off balance. 

This tag team match seems all set to be a fascinating clash of styles; scientific submission-style wrestling versus aerial warfare.  It should be very interesting to see who prevails.

Also on the repeats of FWA TV this week, you can see what happened when ‘The South City Thrilla’ Hade Vansen confronted his arch-rival the FWA Commissioner Flash Barker, and also see brief highlights of ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane v Burchill from Gold Rush.  This bout is only available to see in full when Gold Rush is released on DVD, alongside British Uprising 3 on DVD, at New Frontiers.

This coming Friday night’s FWA TV show, presented by Tony Giles with match commentary from Dann Read and Nick London, will feature the All-England Title defence by Hade Vansen against Low Ki.  Speaking of Vansen, check out today’s edition of Patrick Lennon’s Fighting Talk column in The Daily Star for some extremely controversial comments by ‘The South City Thrilla’ in the direction of Spud and The Wrestling Channel, organisers of the upcoming TWC Supershow: International Showdown.

Just 24 hours before FWA New Frontiers, you can see the Gold Rush Battle Royal on the Friday, February 25 edition of FWA TV.  Don’t forget, you can see action from New Frontiers on the FWA TV episode dated Friday March 4, just six days after the live show itself!  This goes to show that FWA TV is clearly the most up-to-date programme on The Wrestling Channel and if you buy your ticket for New Frontiers, you may well see yourself on Sky TV just six days later.



Tickets are on sale now for FWA New Frontiers through the box office on 01992 441946.

Tickets are still available through the FWA On-Line Box Office.  Click the link on the homepage for full details of how to book your tickets and for a seating plan of the tickets available through On-Line Box Office.

Tickets cost £35 for Gold Ringside, £25 for Silver Ringside, £15, £10 and £20.  Anyone purchasing a Gold or Silver Ringside ticket through FWA On-Line Box Office will receive a free downloadable video from a selection of FWA releases.

FWA New Frontiers begins at 3pm with a special Fan Slam/Press Conference, to which admission is £4.50 for all.  This event is expected to last until 4.30pm. Doors open to Gold and Silver Ringside ticket holders at 5.40pm, for a special dark match, and then at 6pm to all other ticket-holders.  The show will commence at 6.30pm.

Already signed for the FWA’s first show of 2005, on Saturday February 26 at Broxbourne Civic Hall, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, are the following:

FWA British Heavyweight Championship Match
The Showstealer’ Alex Shane v ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm

 Special Announcement
By ‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch

FWA All-England Championship Match
The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen v Spud

 Zebra returns, Hero debuts
The Zebra Kid v Chris Hero

The First Ever FWA Open Door Invitational
Who Gets to Wrestle? The Fans Decide!  Already announced are ‘Superstar’ Tony Sefton, Carbon, Heresy, Max Voltage, ‘The Golden Boy’ Cameron Knite, Jack Storm, ‘The Raging Bull’ TJ Cain, Johnny Phere, JC Thunder, Jamie Idol and Dragon Phoenix.

 Non-Title Tune-Up Match
FWA Tag Team Champions The Duke of Danger and Simmons (with Buttercup) v Declan O’Connor and Joey Hayes


James Tighe and Mark ‘Five Star’ Belton v Aviv Maayan and Ross Jordan

 Jack Xavier v Leroy Kincade
Final Eliminator for the FWA All-England Title

‘The Specialist’ Mark Sloan (with the EntouRAGE and Stevie Knight) v Stevie Lynn

The FWA main show debut of Dirk Feelgood

Stay tuned to out next news update here on on Wednesday February 16.