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Apr 12

BritWresRoundUp by Dave Bodymore

Welcome to the first of our weekly round ups of all the goings on in British wrestling. Each week we will bring you all the match news results and talking points from around the United Kingdom.

We start this week with Revolution Pro Wrestling, who have announced that they will have 6 man tag team action in Birmingham on May 10th as The Revolutionists(Marty Scurll, Sha Samuels & Terry Frazier) take on Team Defend(Mark Andrews, Eddie Dennis & Pete Dunne). Andrews has quite the score to settle with The Revolutionists and who better to back you up than your best friends and business partners, who will be debuting at this show. RevPro also announced that their High Stakes DVD is now shipping and you can purchase this from www.revolutionprowrestling.com.

Southside have been very busy, as always, this week. They have made several big announcements for their upcoming shows. April 26th will see them present their next 2 shows in Nottingham, as they run Risky Business in the afternoon and Speed King 2014 in the evening. This week they announced Project Ego and their manager Adam Curtis, who are on a mission to clense British Wrestling of imported talents, will be facing Petey Williams and Heavyweight champion Mark Haskins. Also announced was Noam Dar taking on Tyler Bate, Lana Austin and Joseph Conners versus Kay Lee Ray and El Ligero and Stixx will once again do battle with Zak Northern, who he faced on the last Nottingham show.

They have also announced that Juventud Guerrera will be in a triple threat match with Robbie X and El Ligero at Notorious in St Neots on June 1st, Bubblegum will face Stixx at Appetite for Destruction in Stoke on June 14th and Chavo Guerrero Jr will be at the 4th Anniversary show in Stevenage on October 25th. They will also be shortly releasing Raw Deal 3 on DVD.

This week has been a relatively quiet one for Preston City Wrestling by comparison to previous weeks. Unfortunately, they did have some slightly negative news as Jimmy Hart has let them down and will not be appearing at Springslam. Hart has not responded to any recent correspondance and is now being advertised for a convention in America around the same time as the PCW show. Whilst disappointing this is in no way PCW’s fault and you can be assured that they will still put on a top quality night of wrestling.

In far better news, they have announced that Rikishi will be at Springslam on April 25th. Chris Masters will be doing a signing of his new PCW Best of DVD at That’s Entertainment, Preston during the day on the 25th April. And Finally, Eros Comedy’s Chris Brooker will be hosting ‘Nevermind the Bushwhackers’ on the Friday night of the Supershow 4 weekend.

Kamikaze Pro made the announcement that Pete Dunne would be the head trainer of their new dojo, this week. The Dojo opens on the 22nd April and will cost trainees £5.00 per session. They also announced two matches for Sky’s The Limit on April 27th, with The Hunter Brothers defending their tag team titles against The Bhangra Knights and Pete Dunne facing former ECW star and current ROH talent, Steve Corino. Juventud Guerrera was also announced for their May 25th show Broken Down City in Birmingham.

Harvey Dale’s House of Pain: Evolution announced two matches for their May 9th event Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner. Firstly, Barricade will face House of Pain standout Zak Northern and Kaleb Hughes will face Wild Boar when HOP:E debut in Derby. Dale also announced that Jack Jester will be competing at the June 21st and 22nd events that the company are running.

Shropshire Wrestling Alliance were hot off an excellent show last week and continued their momentum by announcing that Damian Dunne and Morgan Webster will tag against Peter Dunne and Mark Andrews on May 9th at Uprising. They also announced that Mad Man Manson will appear on the May 9th show at the Victoria Hall, Broseley, Shropshire.

The Scottish Wrestling Alliance had two new champions to celebrate this week with Joe Hendry becoming the Laird of the Ring champion and Joe Coffey winning the Zero1 Scottish Heavyweight Champion.

Yorkshire based Tidal Championship Wrestling have been making big waves, excuse the pun, and have excelled when you think they were a new promotion at the beginning of the year. They broke the news that Josh Bodom was unable to appear at Release the Kracken, which is today at the Cockpit in Leeds, but they have found a replacement for Bodom. Liam Lazarus will fill the void and face Dara Diablo.

Futureshock Wrestling announced two matches for May 19th’s Underground 4 this week. Ryan Hendricks and Don Meacho will face Si Valour and Sparx in a loser leaves tornado tag match and the first Futureshock’s got talent will feature The Models & Melanie Price vs The Blackpool Blonds & Justin Price.

It’s not just Southside that Chavo Guerrero Jr will appear for when he is in the UK in October. Future Pro Wrestling hace announced that he will appear on their Trick or Treat 4 event on October 24th. This will be the first time that Chavo has wrestled in the UK for an independent promotion.

It has been a busy week in the Progress Wrestling office with a major announcement for Chapter 13 and some adjustments to todays ENDVR:4. Firstly, ENDVR:4 is today in Balham, London and this week Progress added Chuck Mambo versus Mark Hendry in a Natural Progression series qualifier and ‘The Omega’ Isaac Zercher’s 5 minute open challenge. Paul Robinson has spent several days in hospital this past week as he has been quite ill and we would like to wish Paul all the best in his recovery, this has meant that the scheduled Bhangra Knight’s vs Swords of Essex match has had to change. Will Ospreay was allowed to choose himself a new partner for the match and he has turned to the first graduate of the ProJo, Joey Lakeside. With Lakeside now in the tag match and Jack Jameson being injured working for DGUSA in New Orleans this past weekend, Pastor William Eavor will now face Eddie Dennis and Josh Bodom in a triple threat match.

The biggest announcement from Progress this week saw them announce that Prince Devitt will debut at Chapter 13 and his opponent will be announced this Monday at 19.30.

IPW:UK will be Live in Tonbridge on the 20th April and this week they announced that Will Ospreay will face Earl Jonathan Windsor, The London Riots & Darrell Allen will take on The Southern Alliance (RJ Singh, Stixx & JC Thunder) and in a re-match of huge proportions The Coffey Brothers will do battle with The Dangerous Bastards(Danny Garnell & Dave Mastiff).

Pro Evolution Wrestling were Live in Cheltenham last night with a 5 match card. Gilligan Gordon and Sam Beech beat The Hunter Brothers and The Alpha Males, who beat the West Midlands Wrecking Crew, to become the number one contenders for the tag team titles. Chardonnay beat Nixon in ladies action and Justin Sysum retained his his title against Dave Mastiff.

Fight Club: Pro announced that Flips & Forearms(Pete Dunne & Mark Andrews) will face the young pairing of Tyler Bate and Dan Maloney.

Charlie Rage’s Wrestleforce are in Barking this evening and announced several matches for the show this past week. In the Semi-Final of the tag team tournament the Lord’s of the Ring face The Whizzkids. Josh Faulkner will take on Peace in singles action, the International Title will be on the line as The Commando defends against Mason Rees and Morning Star Sirius(Sha Samuels) takes on The Rage.

Herts & Essex Wrestling announced several names for their Gillingham show on June 1st. Jynx, James Mason, Amazon, Devils Playboys, Dominator and returning from a 10 year hiatus home town hero Devil Man.

World Association of Wrestling made announcements for their upcoming shows in Cmabridge and Great Yarmouth on the 19th and 20th April. In Cambridge The Hooligans will face Hot’n’Sexy, Cambridge’s Peter Nixon faces Joey Osborne and another Cambridge native Penelope will battle RQW European Ladies champion Sammi Baynes

DOA Wrestling ran their March-Mania show last weekend in March, Cambridgeshire. Battle Squad: Awesome beat Richard Parliament & The Mighty Zhukov, Addy Starr beat Chanel, ‘The Bulldog’ Scott Fusion won against ‘The Viking’ Rexx Wylde, Enchilados beat Kenny Mac, Kip Sabin and new tag partner Peter Nixon won the DOA tag titles, which Sabin had to vacate as partner Brad Slayer had knee surgery, against Furio & the Norweigen Villman and Jonny Storm beat LJ Heron to reach the final of the Adrenaline Cup. DOA also announced that The Hunter Brothers will be debuting at Golden Chance on August 2nd in March, Cambs.

And last but certainly not least on the UK front, Great Bear Promotions announced their first match for 10,000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong. Pete Dunne will face Dean Allmark in a Jr Heavyweight Cup qualifier.

Further afield, it was a big week for Norwich born Paige in the WWE. Not only did she debut on Monday night Raw this past week, but she won the Diva’s title off AJ Lee and became the youngest Diva’s champion in WWE history.

That’s it for our first round up which we hope you have enjoyed… see you next week for more news and results!!