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Saturday 28th October
Doors open 6:30 – Belltime 7pm
Entry £4 Family of four £12
IWF CHAMPIONSHIP – NO DISQUALIFICATION YOUNGSTA v LIAM ‘THE PLAYER’ ATKINSON
The main event will see IWF Champion YOUNGSTA face IWF Ring of Faith Champion LIAM ‘THE PLAYER’ ATKINSON in a no disqualification match in which Youngsta’s IWF title is on the line. Atkinson is bidding to become the first double champion in IWF history, a move many think is due to the close proximity of the third annual ‘Tournament of Faith’, a tournament in which ‘The Player’ must defend his belt in every round. It seems that he feels that by becoming a double champion, he will double his chances of ending the year with at least one championship. He will find defeating the IWF Champion no easy task, as Youngsta has now held the IWF title for just over a year, and, having recently lost a non-title match to his brother Shaun Avery, will be even more determined to hang onto his status as the top man in the IWF.
NICK DAMOCLES v JORDAN WRIGHT
Although Jordan recently beat his brother Joey to win their ten month long feud, the victory came at a price. Jordan was hospitalised after the match due to going into shock after blood loss, and doctors advised that, due to that coupled with a neck injury, he take three months off. Jordan refused, signing a waiver and competing in a six man tag at the last IWF show in Ryton. Unfortunately for him, he was pinned after a vicious kick to the head by Nick Damocles. A return visit to the hospital spotted a concussion to the head of Wright. However, he has stated that he is determined to get in the ring with Damocles at Bedlington, albeit against doctors orders.
TOURNAMENT OF FAITH QUALIFIER MICKY L v LITTLE DRAGON v ‘FRONT COVER’ RD WOOD v ‘FLOWER CHILD’ JONNY HOGARTH.
Although the names are yet to be released, six of the eight spots for November’s ‘Tournament of Faith’ have been filled. The seventh spot will be filled by the winner of this match. Wood may go in as a slight favourite after defeating Micky L earlier this month, while most feel that Micky L is surely due to end his IWF losing streak soon. Hogarth will feel confident, having pinned both Dragon and Wood in the past, while Little Dragon will be determined to make his second ToF, having qualified last year.
IWF RING OF FAITH TITLE – #1 Contenders match. LEE KYLE v ‘BIG MO’ BILLY MORRISON (w/ his ‘wag’ LEXX)
Despite a severe foot injury, Kyle came close to beating RoF Champion Liam ‘The Player’ Atkinson in September, eventually losing two falls to one over six brutal rounds. He feels that he has Atkinson’s number, and having returned to fitness, wants another shot at his title. Morrison is a World of Sport specialist and will feel at home under the RoF rules (6×3 minute rounds, 3 public warnings, 2 falls the winner). Kyle and Morrison have met numerous times, with Kyle almost always emerging victorious, However, ‘The Big Mo’ will be feeling confident, having recently improved his skills by training at the ‘Dropkixx’ gym. He also has the advantage of being accompanied to the ring by his ‘wag’ Lexx and his ‘best friend’ Joey Wright.
SIX MAN ELIMINATION TAG JOEY WRIGHT, ‘TWISTED MESSIAH’ ADAM CHRIST & BEN STONE V ‘CHARVA MC’ PAULY C, JUNIOR DRAGON & ???
The team of Wright, Christ and Stone seem to be heavy favourites in this match, having a huge experience advantage over Pauly C (In only his second match) and the talented Junior Academy Champion Junior Dragon. Wright and Christ seem to have bonded over their experience of losing to Tracy Smothers and have picked the massive Ben Stone as a partner as they seek to take out their frustrations on these talented young grapplers. The only hope for their opponents seems to lie in the identity of their mystery partner. Shaun Avery, who recently earned a title shot by pinning his brother Youngsta, will be in action, however, his opponent has yet to be named.