It has been another busy week in the world of British wrestling, with several shows taking place, here are the top news stories you need to know about.
December kicked off the festive season in full force for the British wrestling scene, with some surprise appearances, championships changing hands and a whole host of other treats in store. Gearing up to the last shows of the year, the likes of RevPro, PCW and Dragon Pro in Wales were pulling out all the stops this past weekend.
Preston City Wrestling kicked off the month with Joey Janela’s Big Top Adventure from Blackpool Tower on December 1st. Starting with Zachery Wentz defeating Desmond Xavier by pinfall and a win for Virgil (yes, Virgil), Joey Hayes & Danny Hope over Sheikh El Sham, Big T & Dave Birch in a six man tag. Bubblegum also won a triple threat match against Chris Ridgeway and Ashton Smith and then ‘The Invisible Man’ pinned Joey Janela in a reportedly fantastic comedy match. Tel Banham went on to win the Money In The Bank contract with help from Big T, then it was on to women’s action, with Rhio defeating Lauren and Jennie B. The main event from the show saw T-Bone defeat Iestyn Rees by pinfall to retain the PCW Heavyweight Championship in a Street Fight, following which it was announced that T-Bone would defend the Championship against Bubblegum (who had served as Special Referee for this match) on December 16th.
Then it was over to Wales with Dragon Pro Wrestling’s Ultraviolet at The NEON in Newport on December 3rd. Danny Jones defeated Wild Boar, “Bronco” Brendan White and Beano in a Golden Opportunity Ladder Match to open the show, while Dean Winter pinned Big Grizzly and The Brotherhood (Joe Mezinger & Elijah) retained the Dragon Pro Tag Team Championship against Bishop & Jay Jewel. Sierra Loxton beat Kay Lee Ray and Sofia Ari to become the number one contender to the Women’s Championship, then Posada and Josh Holly defeated Oliver Sudden & Jeff Ramsey and Mike Bird pinned Matt Horgan. The beginning of the main event saw Jimmy Havoc defeat Mark Andrews by pinfall to win the All Wales Championship, but when Havoc attacked Andrews post-match, Danny Jones came to the rescue and cashed in his Golden Opportunity contract from the start of the night. Jones won the impromptu bout to become the second new All Wales Champion in a single show.
Revolution Pro Wrestling was also in full force on December 3rd, with Live At The Cockpit 23 at the London Cockpit Theatre. The show started with Kurtis Chapman pinning El Phantasmo, Rob Lias beating RJ Singh by disqualification (due to an attack from Eddie Dennis) and Jinny defeating Charli Evans. Josh Bodom & Zack Gibson then defeated Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis, while Martin Stone pinned Chris Ridgeway by pinfall and issued a challenge to Dave Mastiff for a match at Uprising 2017. Eddie Dennis was also announced to face Pete Dunne at Uprising, which will further the storyline of Dennis being passed over by the promotion due to a poor win-loss record. Flash Morgan Webster went on to defeat Ryan Smile by submission for the Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship and lastly, CCK (Chris Brookes & Travis Banks) defeated Legion Of Lords (Lord Gideon Grey, Rishi Ghosh & No Fun Dunne) in a No Disqualification 3-on-2 Handicap match for the main event.