Thursday, 1 October 2015
Wrestle Ropes' Ready for the Weekend: October 2015 Week 1 (VII Pro, Rev Pro & Futureshock)
As another weekend of wrestling approaches, we look at one promotion with the dawn of a wizard, another with guaranteed slamming action and one hosting a joint show with one of the biggest companies in the world. Let's get Ready For The Weekend!
Friday night kicks off the wrestling weekend with VII Pro Wrestling holding their Dawn Of The Shining Wizard at The Hive in Shrewsbury. Unbelievably this is only the third show from VII Pro Wrestling, yet they seem to have settled right away into the British Wrestling scene. One match guaranteed to be a hard-hitting affair will be the contest between Wild Boar and Dan Moloney. Moloney is only 18-years old but already has reputation as a heavyweight powerhouse. His opponent, Wild Boar is another man who is known for his great strength. This will be a really good match in terms of style and it's unclear which of the two will overcome the other to pick up the win. In recent months we have seen KAPOW! featured on a number of other promotions' events and VII Pro Wrestling will be another to showcase the unique brand. The match will feature the current KAPOW champion; Chuck Cyrus, Karl Atlas, Rishi Ghosh & Kelly Sixx and will no doubt be an entertaining contest. Another match that will see men with similar styles compete is Chris Ridgeway vs Chris Brookes. Chris Brookes is a very well travelled competitor, performing all over Europe in singles and tag team action. Chris Ridgeway has himself made in-roads into Europe in the past 12 months and continues to debut in new promotions on a regular basis. Both men come into this match with a great reputation that is continuing to grow. Now is the time to find out which one of these two young men will walk out the winner when they meet this Friday.
Moving on to Saturday and Revolution Pro Wrestling host the first-ever Global Wars UK event in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling. As part of a double-header that will see Rev Pro and NJPW put on Uprising on Friday in front of a sold-out York Hall, this event is stacked from top to bottom and literally every match on it could be a main event. Rev Pro have developed a great relationship with NJPW in the past few years and it has lead to some great matches taking place. This event could well be the biggest ever. We could literally do an article just on this show. However we can only focus on a few matches. So what do you do when you have one of the greatest wrestlers in the world today in the shape of Shinsuke Nakamura at your disposal? Simple, you give him one of the best wrestlers in Europe in the former of former Undisputed British Heavyweight champion, 'The Villain' Marty Scurll. Nakamura is undoubtedly one of the best but Scurll has made a name of taking world-class opponents to the limit and beating them. Marty Scurll wants the heavyweight championship back but the current IWGP Intercontinental champion, Nakamura is a big blockade standing in his way. Speaking of championships, the current holder of the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship, 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles will be in action this Saturday when he faces an undisputed legend of wrestling, Jushin Thunder Liger. Styles is a champion for good reason, he will give everything to win. On the other hand, Liger hasn't become a legend for nothing. It's a rare occasion when AJ Styles is outmatched in terms of experience these days. A win for Jushin Thunder Liger is not an unrealistic possibility and Styles will know that he will need to do all he can to beat the former multi-time champion. This year has seen 'The Aerial Assassin' Will Ospreay reach even greater heights with stand-out performances in PWG and promotions all over the UK. However, his match this Saturday may well be the biggest yet of his young career as he faces the current IWGP Heavyweight champion, 'The Rainmaker' Kazuchika Okada. Will Ospreay has talent that few can match and continues to grow and get better with almost every passing week. Okada is a champion purely due to his talent. This will be an unbelievable contest with many already saying it could be the Match Of the Year. Let's find out when word-class talent meets word-class talent.
As we reach the end of the wrestling weekend we return to Futureshock Wrestling at The Rylands Recreation Club in Warrington. In a contest that sure to be a fast-paced affair, Ashton Smith faces The Uprising's Ryan Hendricks in singles competition. Smith has become a firm fan favourite with the Futureshock faithful, Hendricks on the other hand isn't well received due to his connections to The Uprising and their underhanded tactics. However the winner of this match will not be as clear cut as the fans' allegiance. One championship that will be defended this Sunday will be the Adrenaline Championship. On this occasion, James Drake shall be defending the title against Warrington's own, Sexy Kev. Both these men have been growing and evolving as competitors and this match shall be a great showcase of the Adrenaline Championship division. The main event for October 4th will see the newly-crowned Futureshock champion, T-Bone in action for the first time since winning the championship. His opponent will be 'Deadly' Damon Leigh. However this match shall not be for the championship much to the anger of Damon Leigh. That being said a win over the new champion would put Damon Leigh at the top of the pile for a future championship match. T-Bone on the other hand will be looking to start his reign as the Futureshock champion with a win but an opponent such as Leigh will be no easy win especially with DDL being angered at his championship opportunity.
That wraps up this week's preview of the weekend's wrestling schedule. Of course, there are many more events taking place over the three days. To find out more about the shows we've highlighted here as well as all the others, check us out at www.wrestleropesuk.wordpress.com for the latest show and match announcements, British Wrestling event list and more