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RBW Show 6th May

Live All-Action British Wrestling

This Friday sees Revolution British Wrestling venture into Hampshire for the first time, for an evening of all-action, top quality British wrestling.

Set to take place in Waterlooville, the event stars a top line-up including Hampshire’s very own UK Kid, the always controversial “Flying” Phil Powers, former British Welterweight Champion Sammy Ray, Gosport heavyweight Kris Kay and many others.

The event is the first to be filmed professionally for future DVD release, and also a kick-start to RBW’s attempt to gain TV coverage for British wrestling. If you would like to see yourself on camera when the DVD is released, then this event will be worth attending.

Confirmed for the show are the following bouts:

UK Kid vs “Flying” Phil Powers

The self-proclaimed latest ‘international superstar’, UK Kid, has not proved to be very popular to wrestling audiences nationwide. Originally based in Fareham, Hampshire, 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.

Having now moved back to the UK, the UK Kid is on a one-man campaign to rise to the top.

Opposing UK Kid is one of Britain’s best, yet controversial wrestlers, “Flying” Phil Powers.

The evening of Saturday 24th July 2004 will be forever remembered for the shocking events of a British Welterweight Championship contest between the reigning Champion, Sammy Ray and challenger, “The Gift” Ross Jordan in Chingford, London. Refereeing the contest was British wrestler “Flying” Phil Powers, who was making his first RBW appearance. Powers was already known as being controversial in his own right in the past, yet a touching speech made by him in relation to the recent death of British wrestling veteran and TV actor “Bomber” Pat Roach saw a different side to Powers, or so we thought. Having officiated all of the evening’s contests, Phil Powers called every match right down the middle, being impartial to all competitors. The contest took place, with both wrestlers wrestling competitively. Some cheating behind the back of Powers’ back by Ross Jordan saw him retrieve the Championship belt, bringing it into the ring with the intention of assaulting Sammy Ray with it. However he was cut short by Powers who snatched the belt from him and started a heated argument between the two, and then to a huge shock, Powers hit Sammy Ray with it, allowing Ross Jordan an easy pinfall victory and the Championship was won. Moments later, Phil Powers unveiled his reasons for doing what he did, claiming that he here to take over RBW and to get rid of wrestlers who represent things that are wrong with British wrestling, with his first port of call being Sammy Ray.

Since that memorable day, Powers has been on a role of success, defeating Andy Boy Simmonz on two occasions, despite falling to Sammy Ray back in March.

Power’s valet Erin Angel will also be at ringside during this contest, will she play a part in the outcome of this bout?

With both wrestlers never too popular with the audience, it is suspected that the local audience will be in favour of their local star, the UK Kid, which will be an unusual factor in this contest.

Kris Kay vs Sammy Ray

Gosport-based heavyweight Kris Kay returns to action, following a lengthy absence from the RBW ring. Kay was last seen in February 2004 in two contests, firstly defeating UK Kid but then on the loosing end to Johnny Kidd a week later. The tough Kay is determined to make a strong impression this time round as he goes up against Sammy Ray.

Ray, the former British Welterweight Champion, is one of the most popular RBW wrestlers. Recent action has seen him defeat the likes of “Flying” Phil Powers, UK Kid, Dave Maverick and other wrestlers, with it looking likely that Ray’s peak form will continue for the foreseeable future.

This catchweight clash is intriguing with a clear size difference between the two. Will Kay’s power and strength overcome Ray’s speed and technical ability?

Andy Boy Simmonz vs Eamon O’Neil

Two of the country’s brightest prospects again lock up in another singles catchweight contest.

Andy Boy Simmonz and Eamon O’Neil are no strangers to each other. In January, the two competed in a singles bout in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire which saw an excellent, competitive clash.

Known for tagging together as well, as the “Irish Connection” team, the two are on good terms, and are sure to accept that the best man will walk away as winner during this contest.

Chris Andrews vs El Diablo Loco

Chris Andrews, one of the RBW Exeter Training Centre’s most promising young wrestlers, makes his singles debut in this contest.

Andrews has only competed once prior to this bout, in a Battle Royal at the RBW event in Exeter, Devon, at the start of April.

The opponent for Andrews has been revealed as El Diablo Loco. Unfortunately not much is known about this wrestler, and with the recent entry of Professor Ikeda into competitive action, could this be a sign of things to come as far as masked wrestlers go?

With El Diablo Loco providing an element of uncertainty, it will make things very tough for Chris Andrews, but can his training give him the tools to overcome this challenge?

Battle Royal

At the end of the evening, all wrestlers will return to the ring for an over-the-top rope Battle Royal.

Known for their unpredictability, it will be every man or woman for themselves, with the winner being the last person to remain in the ring.

Joining the contest will be several more of the RBW Exeter Training Centre’s young wrestlers who will be looking to impress.

Revolution British Wrestling Live Event

Date: Friday 6th May 2005

Venue: Bartons Hall, Horndean Community School & Technology College, Barton Cross, Horndean, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 9PQ

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

Ticket Prices

Adults – £8.00
Concessions (Children Under 16, Senior Citizens and Disabled) – £5.00

Tickets are also available on the evening of the event.

Booking Methods

Telephone – 07950 576063 or 02392 594325.
SMS Text Message – 07950 576063.
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: Rowlands Castle Railway Station (around 2.6 miles from the venue).

By Car: The nearest motorway is the A3(M), junction 2 (around 0.7 miles from the venue).