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RBW Battle Of The Greats – This Saturday In London

Saturday 23rd April 2005

Ryan Hall, Chingford, London

Battle Of The Two Greatest Technical Wrestlers In British Wrestling

The Ryan Hall in Chingford, North-East London, has become practically the only venue in the North of London to see British wrestling on a regular basis, since the start of events there in March 2004. Now in April 2005, a total of five events have already taken place, with the sixth set to take place on Saturday 23rd April.

Past events in Chingford, London have been exciting times, with the likes of Johnny Kidd, “Wildcat” Robbie Brookside, “Wonderkid” Jonny Storm, “Misfit” Jorge Castano, Sammy Ray, “Flying” Phil Powers and plenty more, all proving the point that British wrestling is the best wrestling in the world.

Confirmed for the show are the following bouts:

Johnny Kidd vs Steve Grey

The main event set for the show is perhaps one of the most significant bouts in RBW history, with the former British Middleweight Champion here in RBW and unarguably one of the country’s top technical wrestlers, Johnny Kidd, meets one wrestler who is probably the only wrestler that Kidd can be compared with in the country, the decorated seven-time British Lightweight Champion, three-time European Lightweight Champion, former British Welterweight Champion (earlier version of the current one) and above all, the former World Lightweight Champion, London’s very own Steve Grey.

The two are set to take place in what is likely to go down as being one of the top bouts to ever grace the RBW ring ever.

UK Kid vs Sammy Ray

Also on the bill is a match moved from our recent event in Exeter, Devon, with the UK Kid and Sammy Ray finally clashing in the ring.

The UK Kid is one of the select few wrestlers who has managed to have a successful career both in Great Britain as well as abroad. The UK Kid began his career in the UK, turning pro at 16. At the age of just 18, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he trained and graduated at the wrestling training school of famous American wrestler, WWE superstar, Shawn Michaels. For the following years, the UK Kid wrestled extensively for over seventeen promotions in the USA, whilst sometimes returning to the UK to compete over here for various tours. At the age of 20, the UK Kid became a trainer himself in America, and around the same time, worked alongside some of the biggest names in American independent wrestling.

The opponent for the UK Kid is none other than Sammy Ray, making his first appearance in Chingford since last July, where he was defeated for the British Welterweight Championship in unforgettable circumstances, caused by “Flying” Phil Powers.

“Flying” Phil Powers vs Riccardo Young

Having just defeated Andy Boy Simmonz in Exeter, Devon, the always-controversial Phil Powers returns to Chingford for the first time since he aided “The Gift” Ross Jordan to defeat Sammy Ray for the British Welterweight Championship back in July last year.

Powers is looking to climb the ladder of success in RBW, with only one loss against him this far.

His opponent, Riccardo Young of Project Future, is undoubtedly considered an underdog in this, with Young taking on his most experienced opponent to date, since his recent contests with “Misfit” Jorge Castano. The Project Future tag team are making their mark on the British wrestling scene, and a win for Young would do wonders for the team’s competitive reputation.

Professor Ikeda vs Bobby Hostile

The masked mystery wrestler, Professor Ikeda is due to make his second RBW appearance, since making short work of Jules Redman in Exeter, Devon recently. Ikeda has recently been competing around the country, and has been revealed recently to be the next big masked star, guided by Lloyd Ryan, former manager of the legendary Kendo Nagasaki.

Similar to his Project Future tag team partner Riccardo Young, Bobby Hostile has a tough challenge on his hands, and with only quickness and agility on his side, it will be interesting to see if he can overcome Ikeda’s slow and methodical style of wrestling.

Revolution British Wrestling Live Event

Date: Saturday 23rd April 2005

Venue: Ryan Hall, St Edmunds Church, On the corner of Chingford Mount Road/Larkswood Road, Chingford, London, E4.

Times: Doors Open at 7.30pm. Event Begins at 8.00pm. Show Ends at 10.00pm.

Ticket Prices

Front Row (All Ages) – £9.00

Adults – £8.00
Concessions (Children Under 16, Senior Citizens and Disabled) – £6.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children Under 16) – £25.00

£1.00 off every ticket purchased in advance!

Tickets are also available on the evening of the event.

Booking Methods

Telephone – 07950 576063 or 07940 476612
SMS Text Message – 07950 576063 or 07940 476612
E-Mail –
In Person – Tickets for all events are available at all RBW training sessions and other RBW live events.

Travel Information

Nearest Train Station: Chingford or Highams Park
Nearest Tube Station: Walthamstow Central
Nearest Bus Routes: 97, 158, 215, 357, 444, 505 (all go directly past the venue)

By Car: If travelling by car, from the North Circular Road (A406), leave at the Crooked Billet junction (Walthamstow) on to the A112 (Chingford Road). On leaving the roundabout you will pass the Walthamstow Stadium on your right. Cross the crossroads with the Morrisons supermarket turn-off on the left, just past this you enter Chingford. Continue proceeding along the road, past the parades of shops and the Royston Arms pub. You will see the venue on the main road as it veers to the right. The venue (a large red-brick building) stands slightly back from the main road.

Other Information

A wide range of soft drinks will be on sale at this event. Cold food such as crisps, chocolate, cakes etc will be on sale at this event.

The venue has a small car park and also adequate street parking nearby, ideal for you to park in if you are travelling by car.

This venue has full disabled access and has adequate space for wheelchair users to watch the event. Additionally, the venue has disabled toilets.

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