All the latest and biggest news from the British Wrestling scene. As promotions up and down the country ready themselves for their return.
PCW made several announcements throughout the week including Match announcements, show announcements and more.
PCW Announce Match For Accrington Show
PCW announce Will Kroos vs Iyston Rease for their Accrington town hall show on September 11th
PCW Confirm Doug Williams For 2 Shows
PCW confirmed that Doug Williams will be at both their September 10th and 11th Preston and Accrington shows.
PCW announce two shows for August
PCW announce two new shows; 13th of August in Blackpool and 14th of August in Hanley. Tickets will be available soon.
Also announcing that Joey Hayes will face off against Shiek El Sham at their 13th of August show in Blackpool.
PCW Announce New TV Show
New episodes of PCW will be airing weekly on the Sports Channel Network.
PCW Announce Academy FREE Open Day For The 22nd May!!
Try out wrestling for FREE with a 2hr class and induction to wrestling training. Free for all who have never attended a class or open day or…. Just £5 for others who have been to a class or open day. If you enjoy it then you can join PCW as they open their doors for the first time in months and you can join PCW for £80 for 2 months of training. Training during the 8 week induction is Monday and Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. After the 8 weeks you would join our regular group who train Tuesday & Thursday at the same times.
PCW Announce Championship Match For Their June 23rd Benefit
PCW have announced that Will Kroos and Joey Hayes will face each other on the 23rd of June at their PCW Benefit show to crown a new PCW Champion.
The show itself free, you just pay the booking fees for buying tickets. They will have collection buckets, raffles, merchandise and auctions. For more information go Tickettailor.com
Reach Wrestling Announce 3rd Anniversary Show Sold Out
3rd anniversary match 1093 day later where the tickets sold out in just 4 days with no match announcements being made.
Reach Wrestling Announce No. 1 Contenders Match in Exeter
Reach have announced that there will be No. 1 Contenders match on the Aurora and Echo Reed, at their Exeter show 3rd of July. Tickets available at ReachWrestling.com
Previously announced for the 3rd of July show in Exeter, Charlie Sterling vs Eddie Ryan for the Reach Heavyweight Championship, PJ Jones vs Joey Seven and Nick Riley vs Grayson Reeves
TNT Extreme Wrestling
The general manager of TNT Extreme Kid Lykos took to YouTube early last week to make several announcements regarding the future of TNT Extreme.
TNT Announce Their First Show Back For Extreme and Ignition
One of the first things confirmed by the Lykos’ was their return to action re-confiming on social media that TNT will be returning to action with Going Off Big Time on June the 26th at Hanger 34, the Kings of North and Lizzy Evo will also be there and will be in action.
TNT Ignition will be in action the very next night at the Fusion Night Club where Cameron Solas will defend his No. 1 Contender Briefcase against Scot Oberman, TNT Ignition champion Soner Durson will also be in action along with many up and coming talents.
For Going off Big Time tickets check out TicketQuarter.co.uk
For TNT Ignition Sky’s the limit check out WrestlingTravel.Org
TNT Announce Show Schedule For Remaining Year
After that they will be returning their previously announced schedule for both TNT Extreme and TNT Ignition.
TNT Announce Plans For Vacant TNT World Championship
TNT Extreme Wrestling has revealed that they will crown a new TNT World Champion at their Cold Day In Hell show, there will be qualifying matches at every show leading up to the final at Cold Day At Hell.
TNT Announce Fatal 4 Way For Extreme Division Championship
TNT Extreme Wrestling have announced that at Going Off Big Time, they will be crowning their Extreme Division champion, in a 4 way Deathmatch, the participants will be announced soon.
Fight Nation Wrestling
Two huge announcements from FNW regarding their Tag Team and Z Force divisions.
FNW announce Z Force Qualifying Matches
FNW have announced there will be two Z Force championship Qualifying matches at their first show back, Renaissance on Sunday the 27th of June, at Unit 9 in Milton Keynes. Tickets available at Skiddle.Com.
FNW Announce Tag Team Tournament To Crown New Champions
They have also announced they be holding an 8 team tag team tournament to crown new Tag Team Champions, the 8 teams will be held over 4 shows, kicking off at Renaissance, where the Young Guns (Luke Jacobs and Ethan Allen) will face off against Mark Trew and Kieron Lacey.
At the most recent chapter, Chapter 108 Of Course you Realise This Means War, Jinny officially stepped down as Progress Women’s Champion, announcing that Kanji and Gisele Shaw, who both have claimed to be the No. 1 contender, will face off in a two out of three falls competition to become the new Progress Women’s Champion.
Wrestle Carnival have announced that British Wrestling legend Doug Williams will be in action at their September 12th show at Nottingham Portland Centre.
Wrestle Carnival have announced that Skye Smitson will be joining their roster and looks set to be a part of the debut show on August the 1st at the Portland Centre in Nottingham. Tickets will be available July 1st from WrestleTravel.org
BWR, British Wrestling Revolution
BWR have announced that after 16 months they will be back in action for their 4th Anniversary on Friday the 9th of July at Memorial Hall Grimsby. BWR also announced that there will be a 30 man rumble to crown a new BWR champion.
Superstar Pro Wrestling
Superstar Pro have announced that local star James Ried will face Shiek El Sham at their debut show SlamJam on the 21st June at the Kirkby Sports Bar. tickets available at Ringsideworld.co.UK
Catch Pro Wrestling
Catch Pro have announced the second competitor for their up coming Women’s Heritage Tournament at Catch 24/7 on the 24th of June, joining Lizzy Evo will be Clementine.
Odyssey Pro Wrestling
OPW have announced that Ryan Hunter will be joining their Roster.
Prime Wrestling Entertainment
PWE have announced that Shredy Brek will be joining their roster.
Kingdom Of Wrestling
KOW have announced that the tag team Frontline Lance Revera and Jack Sinclair will be joining their Roster.
He has claimed to be greatest British Wrestler ever and called out Drew McIntyre for a champion vs champion match at some point in the near future, once Drew recaptures the Universal Championship. (Click here for more details)
Ospreay also wants to change the Rev Pro British Heavyweight Championship into the IWGP British Heavyweight championship. (Click Here For More Details)
Will Ospreay will defend his IWGP World Hevyweight Championship against Shingo Tagaki at Wrestling Dontaku, wants to face Kazuchica Okada at the Tokyo Dome
Bea Priestly looks likely to be heading over to NXT UK. (click here for more details)
NXT UK – Prelude
Tyler Bate with Trent Seven defeated Noam Dar with Sha Samuels in a heritage rules match 2 falls to 1,
*Webster and Andrews return to training with Dani Luna
*Jack Starz is ready for next week, following training with Piper Niven
Meiko Satomura and Millie McKenzie defeated Isla Dawn and Kay Lee Ray,
*A Kid looks forward to once again facing Tyler Bate
*Amir Jordan wants to face former partner Kenny Williams
*Kenny Williams takes credit for all their successes
Walter defeated Rampage Brown to retain the NXT UK Title
Chapter 108 Of Course You Realise This Means War
Jordan Breaks defeated Kid Lykos II
Sunshine Machine (Chuck Mambo and TK Cooper) defeated Big Munney Gun Dogs (Gene Munney and Big Guns Joe)
Millie McKenzie defeated Alexxis Falcon
Young Guns (Luke Jacobs and Ethan Allen defeated Chris Ridgeway and Danny Black
Mercedez Blaze defeated Kanji thanks to Gisele Shaw
Cara Noir defeated Kid Lykos
ICW Fight Club
BT Gunn defeated Grant McIvor
Alex Parker and Logan Smith defeated Lou King Sharp and Krieger
* Ian Skinner wants a rematch against John Tretton after the screw job last week.
Sweeney defeated Lewis Davis
* ADM (Alexander Darwin MacAllan) seems to be gathering up the disenfranchised starting with Grant McIvor
Kez Evans defeated Luke Kyro
*Nine9 (Jack Morris and Dickie Divers) celebrate their title win at ICW Barred, Kyle Khaos and Dean Ford come out and challenge the Nine9 for the tag titles, Nine9 say yes, if they must, but first win a singles match against either Jack Morris and Dickie Divers.
DCT defeated Martin McCalister
Mollie Sparton Defeated Emily Hayden
* The Purge (Krobar and Stevie James) challenge the K.O.E (Kai Williams King and King Killa)
Craig Anthony Defeated Daz Black to win Vacant Zero G Championship
Kez Evans (cashed in the Square Go Brief Case) and defeated Craig Anthony to become the new Zero G champion.
APPG Wrestling Release Their Initial Report
After more than six months, the APPG wrestling collected over 80 pieces of evidence and compiled the data in to a report over 100 pages long which was released last Thursday
Wrestling has fallen between the categories of sport and theatre, sometimes characterised as sports entertainment. The panel recommends that wrestling training schools be considered as ‘sporting’ and shows, promotions and associated activity be considered ‘theatrical’ or ‘artistic’ or ‘performative’, in respect of future guidance, legislation and regulation.
The minimum health and safety standards across independent wrestling in Britain is worryingly low. The parliamentarians have recommended a raft of measures most notably, enhanced requirements under the licensing and insurance arrangements Wrestling companies have in place, and the adoption of concussion protocols. Signed PAR Q fitness forms, guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and minimum first aid training are also recommended.
Wrestling’s own MeToo movement, known as SpeakingOut highlighted stories of sexual abuse, assault and predation. The report makes a number of recommendations in response to the movement, including hardwiring the voice of abuse survivors into British wrestling, the development of practical guides for first responders and working to establish case management systems to address allegations of abuse.
Wrestling training schools have insufficient protections in place, particularly given they are regularly working with minors. The report recommends that, as is proposed under current legislation, sports coaches be recognised as a position of trust for the purposes of child sexual offences and that wrestling coaches be considered sports coaches for this purpose. A number of interim steps in relation to safeguarding and data protection are also proposed.
The wrestling industry suffers from a lack of official representation, and the report recommends the establishment of trade bodies to more effectively promote British wrestling.
Other recommendations include a call for increased data collection about the industry, appropriate memorialisation of great British wrestling talents building on the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame for Scotland, work to better understand the gender pay gap in wrestling, infrastructure to support wrestlers working overseas and better measures to accommodate visiting talent, and creating a safety standard for wrestling rings.www.appgwrestling.uk 12/04/2021
As stated this is just the first step in a long a process with promoters across the UK have noted we need to be patient but the aim is to work together with Promoters and Promotions to promote, support and better the industry.
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