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FWA: Shane Goes Awol, Vansen’s First Title Defence & "War On The Shore" News


Ever since he stormed out of Broxbourne Civic Hall after losing his FWA British Heavyweight Title to Hade Vansen on Sunday night, Alex Shane has been lying low.

As far as we can ascertain, over the past 24 hours ‘The Showstealer’ has not given any interviews or made any public statements, nor made contact with the FWA office or any of his friends, his phones are turned off, he is not returning any messages and not answering his door.  There have also been no sightings of the former champ whatsoever.

Rest assured that we will try to get word from Alex Shane as soon as he emerges from what appears to be self-imposed hiding.


‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen won’t have much time to enjoy his stunning victory at New Frontiers as he has already been signed to his first FWA British Heavyweight Title defence.

This Saturday (February 11) on the FWA:M show in Stockport, ‘The South City Thriller’ will defend the belt for the first time against ‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch.  The match between Vansen and Fleisch had already been signed prior to Sunday, and now FWA officials believe Jody deserves another chance at the title because, thanks to Doug Williams, he didn’t get a fair shake in The Champions Final at New Frontiers.

There are plenty of questions going into this match next Saturday. Will Hade Vansen’s title reign be the shortest in FWA history?  Will Jody Fleisch even be fit to wrestle after the head trauma inflicted on him by Doug Williams at New Frontiers?  Can Jody cap his emotional return to wrestling with another reign as FWA British Heavyweight Champion?  Will Hade continue the impressive form he showed on Sunday night?  And with Nikita scheduled to compete elsewhere that night, can ‘The Lady Killer’ win an FWA Title match without outside help?

You can see students from the FWA-affiliated Future Shock training school in Manchester alongside the stars of the FWA on Saturday, February 11 at the Guildhall, Wellington Road South (A6), Stockport, Cheshire (opposite Stockport College and adjacent to Evans Halshaw Volvo Garage) Doors 6.30pm, show starts 7pm. Tickets: £14 Front Row Ringside, £9 General Admission and £5 for Under 14s; available on the door or can be reserved by calling 07845581487.

Matches signed thus far are as follows:

MAIN EVENT – FWA British Heavyweight Champion ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen v ‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch

PLUS – ‘Dangerous’ Damon Leigh v Dom Travis, Dirk Feelgood v ‘The Model’ Danny Hope, Simon Valour v Jack Domino, SAS v Jamie Flynt and ‘Cobra’ Carl Richards, Team Rayne (Jamal Lewis, Chris Egan, Luke Agenda and Dave Rayne) v Team Lambert (Easy-D, Shannon Phillips, G-Man and Jack Halewood with Greg ‘The Truth’ Lambert).


Also signed in the aftermath of New Frontiers is an FWA British Flyweight Title defence for Ross Jordan against the high-flying Bubblegum at FWA War On The Shore on March 4 at the Morecambe Dome.  Having emerged from his gruelling ladder match with Spud on Sunday, Jordan now has to deal with another challenger to the belt he appears to be going to increasingly violent and desperate lengths to keep.

FWA War On The Shore is now shaping up as follows…

·        FWA British Heavyweight Champion ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen will battle Lancashire’s own ‘Dangerous’ Damon Leigh

·        FWA British Flyweight Champion Ross Jordan defends against Bubblegum

·        War On The Shore will feature the first ever Over-The-Top-Rope Battle Royal on an FWA show in Morecambe

·        Robbie Brookside will make an appearance at War On The Shore on behalf of British Inter-Federation Cup Champions All-Star Wrestling

·        FWA All-England Champion Leroy Kincade will be in action

·        Johnny Angel intends to call out his bitter rival ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane

Tickets ARE NOW ON SALE for FWA War On The Shore in Morecambe from the box office on 01524 582803.  Prices will be £16 for Gold Ringside (front row only), £10 for adults and £7.50 for children/concessions.  Doors are 7pm and bell time is 7.30pm.