Jun 28

Revolution Pro Contenders 3 Preview by Dave Bodymore


On Saturday the 29th of June Revolution Pro Wrestling return to the Buckland community centre in Portsmouth for another action packed Contenders show.

The first match announced for Contenders 3 was the obnoxious Lord Gideon Grey taking on the returning James Tighe.  Grey is the latest of many privileged people trying their hand in the squared circle, and has impressed people with his ability in the ring. Although Grey has shown he has natural ability, he is still all to happy to take shortcuts to get his own way. However in James Tighe,  Grey has an experienced opponent who shouldn’t be distracted by dirty tactics. Tighe, who has been away from the ring for about 2 years, was a top graduate of the FWA academy. After recently being persuaded to teach some classes at the Portsmouth School of Wrestling, he has decided that now is the right time to return to the ring. This will hopefully be the start of a successful return for Tighe, who is still in excellent shape, and could potentially lead to a return to the main RPW roster!
Next on the card for Saturdays show is ‘The Bombay Bad Guy’ Rishi Ghosh against ‘Baby Bull’ Luke Patourel. Rishi Ghosh is another guy from the FWA academy who has helped out at the RPW Portsmouth School of Wrestling. Ghosh may have assisted in the teaching of the young trainees but this match will give him a chance to show Luke the meaning of respect. However Patourel has previous experience against established UK stars, having beaten RJ Singh at Contenders 2. Will Luke be able to get another win or will Ghosh teach him the meaning of respect? 
Match 3 for the Contenders show is the Bodom Brothers Josh and Ryan against, the team that were formed at the end of Contenders 2, The Mercenaries of James Castle and Mad Dog Brian Quinn. The Bodom brothers, who have already had one tag match together at RPW against The London Riots and also grown up together, will surely hold the upper hand against the newly formed Mercenaries. However Castle and Quinn have, by all accounts, been working very hard in the gym and training together to become a solid team. Although The Mercenaries have been working hard, they have yet to tag together in a competitive match and this could be their downfall.
Fourth on the card is ‘Party’ Marty Scurll versus Kelly Kakarot. Scurll, fresh off his victory at ‘When Thunder Strikes’, will be looking to make sure that he doesn’t fall victim to his much less experienced opponent. Scurll has a few years on young Kakarot and big match experience from his time in RPW, Dragon Gate UK and TNA. Kakarot, on the other hand, will be looking to step up at this show, as he steps into the biggest match of his short career. Kakarot has some exciting moves and if Scurll underestimates him then this could lead to a shock result.
New Japan Pro Wrestling star Hiromu Takahashi is currently on a learning excursion to the UK and on the 29th he will appear in Portsmouth against local star Chuck Cyrus. Takahashi debuted in New Japan Pro back in 2010 and is rated very highly by NJPW officials. He has appeared in the 2012 and 2013 Best of the Super Juniors tournament and has picked up a lot of big show experience in Japan, however with only having one big match in the UK so far, against Doug Williams at ‘When Thunder Strikes’, this could be an unnerving setting for him. In the opposite corner is the highly talented local star Chuck Cyrus. If Takahashi is unnerved, then Cyrus will feel right at home wrestling in front of his home town crowd. His only showing for RPW so far was in a tag match against The London Riots. in which he was on the winning team, but he has a lot more to show the RPW fans and others around the UK. Cyrus is a highly talent cruiserweight and is tipped to be a future star of British wrestling. He has had excellent matches with Jonny Storm, Doug Williams and Marty Scurll so he is no stranger to being against top opponents. One thing is for sure, Chuck Cyrus will be out to show everyone watching how good he is and this match is certainly one not to miss.
The last match on the card for Contenders 3 is a huge 6 man tag match which has head trainer of the Portsmouth School of Wrestling Andy Boy Simmonz, ‘The Mighty Oak’ James Kenna and ‘Buff Daddy’ Jordan Miles going up against the team of ‘The Idol’ Ian Logan, Ricky Suave and Edward Phillips. Both teams have little to no experience of teaming together but with both sides having some good talent on this will still be a top match. Andy Simmonz obviously gives his team the edge as he is the most experienced guy in the match, but that doesn’t mean to say that his team will be guaranteed a win, and the victor of this match will surely be determined by the team who work together the best.
To get tickets for this huge show go to www.revolutionprowrestling.comwhere tickets are available to buy. It is £10 for adults and £6 for children and students. For those prices this is surely the best value for money, and an excellent way to spend your Saturday evening. The doors open at 6-30pm and the show starts at 7pm, so get on down and support British wrestling!