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With the Frontier Wrestling Alliance rising in popularity on a daily basis, Michael Jacobs has decided to try and capitalize on this apparent boom in British wrestling by opening his own wrestling promotion. Jacobs, a 32 year-old businessman from Reading, England, has amassed a small fortune over the last 12 years or so with his small chain of building firms littered across England. Jacobs couldn’t be reached for comment, but did release this statement on the companies official web site (www.bwalliance.com);

Ever since I was a child, I had dreams of being a wrestler. It was all I ever wanted to be, but after 5 or 6 lessons at a local training centre I was told, bluntly, that I wasn’t cut-out for in-ring competition.

However, it is perhaps thanks to that training centre (which shall remain unnamed), that I am in the financial position to even consider opening a promotion. I am confident that, even with my lack of knowledge about how ‘the business’ works, that I can run a successful wrestling promotion. The FWA has proved that there is a market for British Wrestling; it just needs to be tapped.

Myself, along with two friends (one of whom was a wrestler for a brief period) have begun to make some calls to put together a preliminary roster, as well as a few ‘special guests’ for our debut show. I can confirm now that two BIG American Superstars will join us for our debut show, which will be entitled “British Wrestling Reborn”, and should be around mid-March time.

I can also confirm that we were in talks with the NWA: UK about using some of their talent for our shows, but they wanted nothing to do with us. However, some of the talent heard about our interests and were on the phone to the BWA within days, asking if we could guarantee them a contract if they left the NWA. Of course, we could and they left the NWA, and are now able to work the BWA, as well as any other promotion they see fit.

Finally, British Wrestling Reborn will be held at The Agincourt Club in Camberley, which will have a maximum attendance of 250. To book tickets, go to the ticket page, or call (01252) 75466. We will be running a competition in the next few weeks (once a date for the show has been announced) that will allow one lucky wrestling fan the opportunity to hang-out backstage before and after the show, as well as ringside tickets for the show itself.

Recently, Mr. Vain, “Psycho” Steve and Mr. Intelligence were removed from the NWA Hammerlock profiles page, so it’s safe to assume that these will be three of the workers to debut with the BWA.

More news concerning the BWA as soon as we get it.

- BritishScene.com, for all your British Wrestling Needs

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BWA News; Hammerlock ‘give in’ and more!

[Hammer, February 1st – BWA fan-forums]

As more and more of NWA Hammerlock’s workers began to disappear from their profiles’ page, it appears that Hammerlock have decided to let the British Wrestling Alliance use their talent.  A statement released on the BWA website a few hours ago listed the roster so far confirmed the following;

Adam Windsor

Big Dave

Bulk

Buttercup

Chris Justice

Duke of Danger

Hade Vansen

Jack Xavier

James Tighe

Mark Belton

Mr. Intelligence

Mr. Vain

‘Muscles’ Mansfield

“The Righteous” Paul Travell

‘Psycho’ Steve

Raj Ghosh

Simmons

As you can see, there are numerous regulars from the Frontier Wrestling Alliance on the roster list, as well as “The Royal Stud” Adam Windsor, who is a regular on Dory Funk’s BANG.  March 20th 2005 will be the date of the BWA’s debut show, as the date for British Wrestling Reborn was announced just minutes ago on the official BWA website.

The show, which will be from The Agincourt Club, will be the BWA’s debut show, but no titles will be on the line.  Instead, Jacobs has decided that this show will be used to allow the BWA talent to impress, and earn a place in the eight-man tournament for the BWA Heavyweight Title at the following BWA show.

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If you were asked to choose one word to describe Mr. Vain... you couldn't! It would be too difficult to choose between annoying; tedious, arrogant, self-absorbed... the list goes on and on. And if ever a man's name were to suit his character, this is him.

Mr. Vain originally began training with NWA: Hammerlock when the company began but was forced to leave the British wrestling scene for a number of years with a back injury. Whilst his comeback from a potentially career-ending injury is impressive, Mr. Vain is back inside a ring, and we're sure that the BWA fans will soon begin to dislike this obnoxious character and show him the disdain he deserves.

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Well this is just miles better than my FWA diary! Bastard! Looks like I've got some serious competition, or you've got some not so serious competition, whatever. Well my FWA diary isn't dead, it's just taking me way too long to write New Frontiers!

Edit: Good luck by the way!

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But... but... WWF 2002? Please tell me this is just a side project? It's a damn fine side project if it is though. I'm interested to see how you handle a smaller promotion I must admit, it's what I hate about doing that style myself is all the finances can screw with plans. Good luck anyways ^_^

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British Wrestling Reborn Results, for March 20th 2005

The Agincourt Club was 250 strong at the show’s designated opening time, mainly due to the fact that it had been such a long time since a show had been run from this part of the country. The first ever BWA match was between ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen, and an old rival from the FWA Jack Xavier. A relatively back-and-forth match-up, Vansen eventually picked up the win with a Scissors Kick for the one-two-three. After the match, Xavier was helped to his feet by Vansen, who then, somewhat surprisingly, offered his hand to Xavier. Jack accepted, but was hit with another Scissors Kick! Vansen left the ring to a small collection of boos, as Xavier was helped to his feet by the referee.

Up next, ‘Muscles’ Mansfield was set to take on young high-flyer Raj Ghosh, but before Ghosh could make his entrance, Mansfield claimed that he had an important announcement to make. He said that, whilst preparing for his match, he had just broken a weightlifting world record – and lifted an incredible 400 hundred kilos! Unfortunately, there was no observer, so instead of fighting Ghosh he would have to make a call to the Guinness Book of World Records, so an observer could come and watch him do it again. Of course, no-one bought into Mansfield’s lies, especially his opponent who came flying from the dressing room, attacking the shocked Mansfield! Ghosh eventually picked up the upset win against Muscles, following a massive Tornado DDT!

Mr. Intelligence then made his way out to the ring, and requested that before his match, he was allowed to converse with the troglodytes that had paid to see him tonight. Intelligence claimed that he had an IQ of 200, which made him twice as smart as the idiots in the audience, and three times as smart as his American opponent for tonight! Of course, this angered his American opponent Alex Shelley, who was quick to confront Mr. Intelligence in the ring! The heated argument quickly escalated into pushes, then punches and finally an all-out brawl! It has to be said that Mr. Intelligence did impress in this match, and even hit The Dumbinator on Shelley, who managed to kick out! The man with ‘talent on loan from God’ went on to win the match following the Shellshock, much to the delight of the fans.

Another Mister decided that he would infuriate the fans next, as Mr. Vain took control of the microphone and proclaimed that he would not be fighting someone as unstable as “Psycho” Steve, because who knew what he might do to his “gorgeous face?” This prompted Jacobs to raise up from his announcing position, and tell Mr. Vain that we’d see EXACTLY what Steve could do… in a Hardcore Match! Mr. Vain looked as if he was about to cry, but as the tears welled up in his eyes “Psycho” Steve snuck into the ring behind him, and struck him down with a Singapore Cane! Steve continued to assault Vain with the Cane, until it finally snapped in half. However, Mr. Vain had already been ‘busted open’, and was seemingly out of it. Steve continued to beat on Vain all around The Agincourt, before finally finishing him off with a Catapult Elbow!

The following match saw another one of the show’s special guests ‘Lightning’ Mike Quackenbush take on James Tighe. A good exchange of holds started off the match, before Quackenbush began to use his superior speed to his advantage. Early on, Quackenbush went for the Quackendriver, but Tighe was still fresh and (just about) managed to get his shoulder up. Later on, Tighe locked in a Fujiwara Armbar, but Quack managed to scramble to the ropes. Eventually Quackenbush picked up the win with a Quackensmash, and after Tighe was up he didn’t seem to happy at all.

The penultimate match of the night was between The Duke of Danger along with the rest of Hampton Court, as he took on Mark Belton. Before he entered the ring, Belton could clearly be heard yelling a Jacobs, telling him that he was to big of a star to be facing The Duke. This opened up a window for The Duke to attack Belton from behind, starting the match a lot earlier than Belton would have liked. The Duke controlled before Belton managed to hit a Spinning Heel Kick out of desperation, but it still worked and swung things in his favour. However, The Duke managed to get the three count following The Peasant Plucker, which a nasty taste in Belton’s mouth.

Our advertised Main Event saw the TNA X-Division Champion Petey Williams take on the “Royal Stud” Adam Windsor, in a match that, for the time being, got the Match of the Night Award. Despite being the countryman in the match, Windsor was easily the heel, using dirty tricks to get ahead. Windsor thought he had the match won following a Superkick, but Williams managed to get his foot on the bottom rope. This was the catalyst for Williams mounting a comeback and he eventually locked in the Sharpshooter, but Windsor eventually grabbed hold of the bottom ropes. In the end however it was Williams who came out victorious following the Canadian Destroyer, but that wasn’t to be the end of his night.

BWA owner Michael Jacobs climbed into the ring with a mike in hand, and requested that ‘Lightning’ Mike Quackenbush and Alex Shelley joined him in the ring. Once the two were back out, Jacobs said that he had been impressed by all of them tonight, and as it so happens he has one place left in the BWA Heavyweight Title tournament, scheduled for the next show. However, only one of the men in the ring could enter. So, in order to make it fair, he proposed a Triple Threat Match, with the winner being entered into the Tournament at the next BWA show!

Jacobs stepped out of the ring and the three looked at each other, as the bell rung to signal the beginning of the three-way to determine the final contender in the Heavyweight Title Tournament. Quack and Williams double-teamed Shelley at the beginning of the match, but conflict soon arose when it came to deciding who would make the cover. The two began brawling which allowed Shelley to rest, and nearly got the win with a Schoolboy roll-up on Quackenbush, but Williams broke up the count. Quackenbush was later hit with the Canadian Destroyer by Williams, who got up only to get caught with a Shellshock, as Shelley picked up the victory in the match of the night!

After the final match the fans were thanked for coming by Michael Jacobs, who said that he hoped to see everyone at the next show; BWA “All on the Line”.

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Solid show, write out very well indeed. I do have a problem with all the yanks going over the home-grown talent though, FWA usually hands out the victories 60/40 in favour of the English guys, it makes the home grown talent look weak if they are all beaten by the imports.

Anyway, the booking of the main event was solid, and I like the guys you've picked to run with this. Good job.

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‘Muscles’ Mansfield

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Muscles Mansfield is under the false impression that he is a fine bodybuilding specimen weighing somewhere in the region of 300lbs, however in reality nothing could be further from the truth.

He has recently been following a training regime that your average toddler would sail through. He boasts to have bench pressed over 400kg, however when in the gym he has been seen to struggle with 40kg !

Despite his obvious lack of physical attributes he is a proficient wrestler with many years experience, and therefore can not be taken lightly. Mansfield has been wrestling for coming up to a decade and his ring knowledge is extensive and thorough, which is evident when one sees his perfectly executed submission holds.

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“All on the Line” Date Announced, Tournament Participants Confirmed

[Hammer, April 1st 2005 – BWA fan-forums]

The British Wrestling Alliance will hold it’s “All on the Line” show on Sunday 17th of April 2005, owner Michael Jacobs confirmed this morning.  It was also announced that the event will be moved from The Agincourt in Camberley to The Fleet Leisure Centre, which will hold up to 400 people after fans were turned away from the BWA’s first show, hoping to get tickets at the door.

The eight Participants for the tournament have been confirmed as follows;

“Psycho” Steve

The Duke of Danger

Alex Shelley

James Tighe

‘Muscles’ Mansfield **

Hade Vansen

Jack Xavier

“The Wonderkid” Jonny Storm

** This spot was originally going to be handed to Raj Ghosh, Mansfield’s conqueror from British Wrestling Reborn.  However, Ghosh suffered a broken wrist at an untelevised FWA show (and was, just days later, released from the promotion), and will be unable to compete at All on the Line.

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All on the Line Results, for April 17th 2005

There were just a couple of empty seats in the Fleet Leisure Centre, at the back of the small arena. The first match of the night saw a match from the opening round of the BWA Heavyweight Title Tournament, as The Duke of Danger took on James Tighe. During the match, both Simmons and Buttercup were sent to the back after ‘interfering’ in the match, as Tighe cleverly conned the referee into believing they had attacked him. In the end, Tighe picked up the victory and advanced to Round 2 with a Set of Three German Suplexes, bridging on the final one.

Jonny Storm was all set to take on ‘Muscles’ Mansfield in the second match of the night, but once again Mansfield had something say. He told us that, at next months BWA show, a referee from the Guinness Book of World Records would be coming down to observe him SMASH the Weightlifting World Record! Mansfield then told Storm not to be intimidated by his muscles and “superb frame”, but not to expect any miracles. We didn’t get any, as “The Wonderkid” Jonny Storm made quick work of the delusional Mansfield, finishing him off with The Blockbuster for the victory.

After his assault last week, it was written in the stars that Jack Xavier would be drawn against Hade Vansen in the opening round of the tournament. Vansen was visibly unhappy at this draw, and spent the opening minutes of the match yelling at Jacobs from the ring. Xavier finally snapped and attacked Vansen, opening up on the FWA All-England Champion. Vansen scored with a Superkick late on in the match, but after being put down for the count by one at BWR, Xavier kicked out – determined not to suffer the same fate, and he managed to pick up a big win with the Xaviator for the three count!

The final match of the tournament’s first round saw Alex Shelley take on the BWA’s resident weirdo; “Psycho” Steve. To be fair to Steve he did put up quite a fight despite not being allowed to use his beloved Singapore Cane, and it showed when Shelley kicked out of Steve’s Catapult Elbow. As Steve began to grow tired Shelley quickly took advantage and hit the Shellshock for the three count. Once Shelley had disappeared backstage, Mr. Vain made an unscheduled appearance and attacked “Psycho” Steve, and looked to use his own Cane against him! However, this prompted Shelley to come back out to the ring and chase Mr. Vain off, who exited through the audience and a fire exit. Shelley offered Steve his hand and he sheepishly accepted, before the two headed to the back.

Our next match took a break from the tournament, as the team of Ace Steel and Colt Cabana took on The UK Pitbulls, Big Dave and Bulk. The Pitbulls used their sheer size to their advantage, after Big Dave Powerbombed Steel for a two-count, which Cabana just about broke up. Obviously being unable to lift either of The Pitbulls, Steel and Cabana had to use hold after hold to wear their opponents down. Eventually, with Big Dave down and out on the outside, Cabana slapped an STF on Bulk, who tapped giving Steel and Cabana the win!

In the first semi-final match, James Tighe defeated Jack Xavier after a good, back and forth contest. The match was a bit slower than both of these men’s opening round matches, but they still put on a good show. Xavier tried to counter Tighe’s technical ability with his speed, but he soon grew tired and was forced to try and go hold-for-hold with Tighe. Whilst he held his own for a large portion of the match, Tighe connected with a Northern Lights Suplex with a Bridge for the win.

Our final finalist was decided as “The Wonderkid” Jonny Storm took on Alex Shelley, which was viewed as the Match of the Night by every fan in attendance. The match started quickly enough, as both of the men tried to get the fans on their side. However, the fans cheered for every move, which brought the best out of both competitors. Alex Shelley’s Border City Stretch had Storm on the ropes, but The Wonderkid managed to hook his arm onto the bottom rope. Shelley (barely) kicked out after The Rewind from Storm, but was finished off by The Blockbuster which claimed it’s second victim of the night, giving Storm a place in the final.

Our final match of the night saw the very first BWA Heavyweight Champion crowned, as Jonny Storm went one-on-one with James Tighe. Both were extremely tired, but Tighe was the fresher of the two after Storm had only just defeated Alex Shelley. Tighe managed to kick out of Storm’s Blockbuster late on, and then slapped in a Sharpshooter after a period of working over Storm’s back! Jonny came agonizingly close to tapping out, but caught his second wind and got to the ropes! Tighe, sensing victory was near, went in for the kill but underestimated Storm who eventually connected with The Rewind for the win, to become the BWA Heavyweight Champion! Storm celebrated with the title before heading to the back, as Tighe slowly came around and banged his fists on the mat in sheer anger.

Once Tighe had finally left the ring area, Mike Jacobs stepped into the ring and thanked the fans, before announcing BWA “Deliverance” on Sunday 15th May 2005!

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Very good work, a definete improvement onthe first show.

You used the imports well and realistically, having them draw but at the same time not be the main attraction of the show. Jonny as champ is a very good choice, as he is compatible with just about anybody you can find. If i was you I would still hold off the storylines until you get some kind of TV deal, what you're doing right now is really good. A ranking system based on wins and losses would be good for the title picture I think, with points for wins, losses and draws, and it would also bring more prestige to the belt.

Anyway, loving the concept, loving the results, loving the diary.

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Yes, I agree with Standard, your using your imports well.

This is a good diary, way greater than mine, well done The Rock Box

I can just imagine the fans...

B-Dub-A

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“Deliverance” Card; James Gibson Confirmed!!!

[Hamm3r, May 3rd – BWA fan-forums]

The card for the BWA’s next show was put up on the main site minutes ago, so for those that haven’t seen it yet, the card will be as follows;

BWA Heavyweight Title

“Wonderkid” Jonny Storm [c] vs. Alex Shelley

James Gibson vs. James Tighe

BWA Tag Team Titles

The UK Pitbulls vs. Hampton Court vs. Ace Steel & Colt Cabana

Winner to face unnamed American Star next month

Mark Belton vs. “Righteous” Paul Travell

Hardcore Match

“Psycho” Steve vs. Mr. Intelligence

“Royal Stud” Adam Windsor vs. Chris Justice

PLUS…

‘Muscles’ Mansfield has an observer from the Guinness Book of World Records coming to Deliverance to watch him “Smash” the current weightlifting world record.  Is the ever-delusional bluffing once again?

“Deliverance” will be held at the Fleet Leisure Centre, the same location as “All on the Line.”  Any tickets left over will be available at the door, but the BWA suggests that you book to ensure your seat at the show.

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“Psycho” Steve

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Psychotic, mad or just downright crazy; whatever you call him, Psycho Steve is certainly a handful in the ring. The unusual & different way that he uses in his matches can give way to a rather violent, adrenaline-driven barrage when the Psycho comes out.  This tattooed character may be unstable, but his unconventional approach makes Psycho Steve an unorthodox challenge for the other BWA wrestlers.

Steve made his BWA debut at the companies debut show “Reborn”, and defeated Mr. Vain in a Hardcore Match.  This has appeared to get under the skin of Vain, who attacked “Psycho” after his match with Alex Shelley at All on the Line.  Shelley made the save, but Steve will have to watch his back having seemingly irritated Mr. Vain.

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Deliverance Results, for May 15th 2005

The Fleet Leisure Centre was one person over the limit for the third BWA event, which means that the BWA will probably need to move to another arena for the time being. Before the first match, the BWA Heavyweight Champion Jonny Storm made his way to the ring, and thanked the fans for their messages of congratulations after he won the title. He said that he hoped everyone enjoyed the show, before heading backstage.

The first match of the evening saw the “Royal Stud” Adam Windsor defeat Chris Justice with a Kryptonite Krunch. This was a relatively one-sided match, with Justice only really getting in a few offensive moves in, including a Flying Body Press which caught Windsor by surprise, but he still managed to kick out. Towards the back-end of the match Windsor went for the Superkick but Justice ducked, only to get caught with the Kryptonite Krunch by Windsor for the win.

Our second match saw “Psycho” Steve take on Mr. Intelligence, but not before Intelligence had insulted everyone in the audience, and especially Steve. This wasn’t too smart, as the lunatic floored Intelligence with a number of Cane shots, before (somehow) hitting a Hurricanerana! “Psycho” went to the outside and grabbed a table from under the ring, eventually putting his opponent through it with a Legdrop from the top rope! Steve made the cover and picked up the win, when suddenly Mr. Vain came through the crowd and attacked him! Vain beat on Steve for a while before laying him out cold with the Double Underhook Piledriver, before heading to the back.

After the previous matches’ carnage had been cleared from the ring, it was time for Mark Belton to take on “Righteous” Paul Travell. Belton whinged about how he deserved to only face Americans anyway, and shouldn’t have to go through an amateur like Travell. Paul clearly felt a little differently, and came to the ring equipped with his barbed-wire covered two-by-four, affectionately known as Mr. Pointy. The two went back and forth for a bit, with Belton being careful not to anger the, quite frankly dangerous Travell. However, he may have done so in the way he picked up the win – and perhaps that’s why he hightailed it out of there. With Travell seemingly in control and look for the Hazards Splash, Belton shoved the referee into the ropes – crotching Travell on the turnbuckle. Belton followed up with a Superplex and then a 450 Degree Splash for the win.

The three BWA tag-teams were in action next, duking it out for the BWA Tag Team Titles. Hampton Court, The UK Pitbulls and Ace Steel & Colt Cabana went at it in a 3-Way Tag Team War. With a clear size and weight advantage, the UK Pitbulls were targeted by both teams throughout the match, who realized that if they worked together to eliminate Big Dave and Bulk, it was better for both teams. However, egos soon got in the way and the match became what it was designed to be – a 3-way brawl. Of course, as soon as it got to this point the UK Pitbulls had the advantage, and became the first Tag Team Champions following a Spike Piledriver to Colt Cabana, whilst the rest of the competitors were down and out.

‘Muscles’ Mansfield then made his way to the ring, saying that if he was in the previous match his team would’ve easily won – because he could’ve lifted up BOTH of the UK Pitbulls! The fans cried bullshit, but Mansfield ignored them as he introduced the Guinness Book of World Records invigilator, Mr. Birchovski. The invigilator, flanked by four stage-hands carrying a lot of weightlifting equipment made his way to the ring, his face concealed by a HUGE beard and hat. Once all the equipment had been set up, Mansfield proceeded to ‘warm up.’ Finally, he readied himself, placing his hands on the bar. Suddenly, Birchovski places HIS hands on the bar, and lifted up all the weight on his own! Mansfield immediately jumped to his feet as Birchovski put the weights back down, before ripping off his hat and beard to reveal BIRCHILL! Mansfield looked like he had wet himself as the fans cheered, as Birchill grabbed Muscles and drilled him with The C4! Birchill celebrated over Mansfield as the fans applauded, but why isn’t he in the WWE?

After 10 minutes or so, we were ready for our secondary Main Event. James Gibson (aka Jamie Noble) made his way to the ring to take on James Tighe. Both evenly matched, the two put on a stunning show which could have been match of the night, if it wasn’t for the Main Event. Gibson got the first major move in the match, putting Tighe on the ropes with a Fujiwara Armbar. The cocky Brit got his own back however, giving Gibson a run for his money with an STF, which was on broken when Gibson got to the bottom rope. Somewhat surprisingly, it was James Tighe who picked up the win in the end with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex. Gibson offered his hand to Tighe as a show of respect to the better man on the night, but got it thrown back in his face as Tighe spat straight in his face, before leaving the ring.

Main Event time, and the BWA Heavyweight Title Match between Jonny Storm and Alex Shelley just about grabbed Match of the Night. We started off with a quick reversal of moves with both men vying for the advantage, before the two slowed down and began to try and pick each other off with submission holds. In a match which saw Storm fly through the ropes at Shelley and hit him with a Hurricanerana, as well as Storm getting busted open after a Drop Toe Hold onto a chair by Shelley, Storm managed to successfully defend his Heavyweight Title after countering his way out of an attempted Shellshock, and just minutes later hitting the Blockbuster for the win!

The mandatory thank you’s followed a handshake between Storm and Shelley, as Jacobs confirmed the next event “Blockbuster” on June 19th, 2005!

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“Blockbuster” Card; Adam Windsor Injured

[Hamm3r, June 8th – BWA fan-forums]

Blockbuster will be the BWA’s fourth show, and will feature mainly British talent.  However, CM PUNK has been signed to appear, and James Gibson is expected to make an appearance.

BWA Heavyweight Title

Jonny Storm [c] vs. James Tighe

Birchill vs. ‘Muscles’ Mansfield

CM Punk vs. Mark Belton

Duke of Danger vs. Hade Vansen

Jack Xavier vs. Mr. Intelligence

Raj Ghosh vs. Mr. Vain

In other BWA news, “Royal Stud” Adam Windsor picked up a broken nose in his match at Deliverance, following a dropkick from Chris Justice.  Windsor is only expected to miss one month, as precautionary measures.

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Blockbuster Results, for June 19th 2005

The Fleet Leisure Centre was had around 30 or so seats empty, which was an obvious step back from last months full-house. In the night’s opening match, Mr. Vain defeated Raj Ghosh with the Double Underhook Piledriver. Ghosh put up a good fight against the bigger man, but was eventually outclassed by Vain, who looked extremely smug after his victory.

Mr. Intelligence came out to address the crowd before his match with Jack Xavier, once again insulting the intelligence of everyone in the crowd. Xavier made his way to the ring and the match got underway, with Mr. Intelligence sliding in and out of the ring to avoid Xavier. He pointed to his head to suggest that he was outsmarting his opponent, but Xavier knocked him into the guard-railing with a Baseball Slide to the back! In a match which saw Xavier fly from the top rope to the outside onto Intelligence with a Cross Body, it was Xavier who picked up the victory following the Xaviator.

James Gibson came from the back to address James Tighe, who he said completely and utterly disrespected him last month at Deliverance, when he spat in his face. Gibson suggested that the two had a match RIGHT NOW, with the winner facing Jonny Storm for the BWA Heavyweight Title later on in the night. James Tighe appeared from the back mike-in-hand, and flat-out refused Gibson’s challenge. However, Mike Jacobs entered the ring and told Tighe that he agreed with Gibson, and that Tighe DID disrespect him last month. So, either Tighe would accept Gibson’s challenge, or would be ejected from the building right now!

Obviously Tighe had no choice but to accept, and entered the ring to face Gibson. The two put on another wonderful technical display, having an even better match than their encounter at Deliverance. The two exchanged holds and out-countered each other over and over again, before Tighe seemingly had enough at folded Gibson up like an accordion with a vicious snap body-to-back Suplex. The cover got a two, but Tighe continued the assault with a barrage of hard-hitting, powerful moves that should’ve put Gibson away, if it wasn’t for Tighe’s lack of a vital killer-instinct. The unexpected ending came after an awesome spectacle, as both men wound up on the outside. The two were on the outside on number 6 of the ten-count, when Tighe looked to body press Gibson onto the guard-rail, only for Gibson to counter and drop Tighe’s neck down onto the steel with a modified neckbreaker-type move! Gibson fell into the crowd as Tighe hit the floor, as the referee counted the ten and declared a draw! This prompted Mike Jacobs to enter the ring once again, this time saying that the Main Event would now be contested as a Triple Threat between Tighe, Gibson, and the champion Jonny Storm!

In the next match, The Duke of Danger defeated “The South City Thriller” Hade Vansen with The Swinebuster. Unfortunately, the fans seemed pumped up from the last match and the new main event, but this didn’t stop the two putting on a good match. Vansen hit his trademark Superkick, but unfortunately it was on the outside so by the time he had The Duke back in the ring, it was too late. Hampton Court did get involved to distract the referee, which in-turn distracted Vansen which lead to The Duke picking up an impressive victory – albeit an aided one.

CM Punk made his BWA debut against Mark Belton, in a match which delighted Belton who said that he was finally getting the chance against people he deserved. He didn’t get the chance to take full advantage of it however, as “Righteous” Paul Travell interfered with Mr. Pointy as the referee checked on CM Punk, drilling the barbed-wire bat straight into Belton’s skull! This allowed CM Punk to gain control and eventually finish Belton off with The Pepsi Plunge for the one-two-three. However, it could have been a lot different had Paul Travell and Mr. Pointy not got involved.

Our next match saw Birchill return to British competition following a short sting in the WWE’s development territory OVW, and he revealed that he had been released from the company for reason’s unknown to him. Birchill did seem a little frustrated at this however, and it was the unfortunate ‘Muscles’ Mansfield who was left to suffer. Simply put, Birchill destroyed Mansfield from start to finish, eventually finishing him off with The C4 and a Standing Star Press, before covering for the three-count.

Main Event time, and the advertised match had been changed due to events earlier in the evening, so it would now be Jonny Storm [c] vs. James Tighe vs. James Gibson. Another Storm match got the MoTN award, although Gibson and Tighe obviously played a big part. Storm clearly had the advantage going into this seeing as he hadn’t competed tonight, although Tighe and Gibson both looked as if it wouldn’t bother them until quit late in the match. Tighe had Gibson locked in a Sharpshooter at one point, and he was saved by the skin of his teeth by a Superkick from “The Wonderkid”, who saved his title with seconds remaining. Eventually, Jonny Storm successfully defended his title once again with The Rewind on James Gibson. As Storm celebrated with his title, Tighe looked on angrily and mouthing to Storm that “he didn’t lose.”

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“Best of British” to be next BWA show; Names confirmed

[Hamm3r, June 30th – BWA fan-forums]

“Best of British” will feature the best talent the UK has to offer right now, mixing the rosters of both the British Wrestling Alliance and the Frontier Wrestling Alliance.  Doug Williams and “The Phoenix” Jody Fleisch (who returned to active competition two months ago!) have been confirmed, as have The Zebra Kid and Nigel McGuiness!

Adam Windsor is also expected to be on the show after recovering from the broken nose that kept him off the Blockbuster card, which was suffered in his match against Chris Justice at Deliverance.

Best of British will be held at the Fleet Leisure Centre and will be on the 17th of July.

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Best of British Results, for July 17th 2005

351 fans were inside the Fleet Leisure Centre for Best of British, which was opened by The New Breed (Ashe and Curve) versus Chris Justice and Raj Ghosh. Whilst the fans didn’t know too much about either of The New Breed, it didn’t stop these four putting on what seemed to be the second best match of the night, according to the general consensus. In the end, the New Breed picked up the win with an Electric Chair-DDT combination on Justice, before Ashe made the cover as Curve kept Ghosh at bay.

In the first singles match of the night, James Tighe defeated the Duke of Danger in a good technical match. During the match, Tighe managed to reverse both The Peasant Plucker and the Swinebuster, before finishing the Duke off with Three Rolling German Suplexes, bridging on the final one. After the match, Tighe took a mike and told Jonny Storm that he’s still owed a one-on-one title match, as he wasn’t pinned at last month’s show. Tighe looked over at Jacobs, who, surprisingly, remained in his seat, starting intensively at Tighe.

In the next match, Birchill practically annihilated Adam Windsor and Mr. Intelligence in a 2-on-1 handicap match, set up by Mike Jacobs to try and calm the monster down. It didn’t work however; as Birchill ripped through both of his opponents showing his immense strength to everyone in the arena, before finally finishing the match off with the C4 on Mr. Intelligence.

“Righteous” Paul Travell brought Mr. Pointy to the ring as he took on the BWA’s resident lunatic, “Psycho” Steve. In a brutal match that saw plenty of blood shed, Travell and Steve took each other to the limits with weapon after weapon after weapon and a series of brutal manoeuvres, including a Piledriver from the ring apron through a table on the outside, from Steve onto Travell! Travell managed to recover however, and after driving Mr. Pointy into Steve’s forehead numerous times to put him down on the mat Travell nailed the Hazards Splash for the victory. After the match, a bloodied Paul Travell told Mike Jacobs that he wanted a Hardcore Title introduced to the BWA! Jacobs sat silently and looked to be in deep thought, pondering Travell’s suggestion.

Before his match, Mr. Vain made his way to the ring and said that, once again, Mike Jacobs had booked him in a match that he knew was unfair. Nobody should have to fight a convicted criminal, especially one who comes from Norwich. Out came Zebra Kid to the crowds delight, and he shut Mr. Vain up with a big Clothesline. The ‘Kid dominated Mr. Vain for much of the match; however, he surprisingly LOST after Mr. Vain rolled him up with a handful of tights! Mr. Vain quickly left the ring as Zebra Kid protested, only to get blindsided by Vain who came back into the ring and nailed Zebra Kid with a Double Underhook Piledriver!

In our pre-Main Event, “The Anarchist” Doug Williams” took on Nigel McGuiness in what should have been match of the night, if it wasn’t for the Main Event itself. The two started off with a thrilling set of counters and reversals, with each man trying to prove their technical superiority over the other. If there was a difference it was a very tiny one however, as the match remained balance throughout. Doug Williams eventually got the victory in his BWA debut, following the Chaos Theory! After the match the two men shook each others hands, before McGuiness raised Williams’ arm in the air.

In the Main Event, Jonny Storm took on “The Phoenix” Jody Fleisch in a NON-TITLE match, after Fleisch said that he wanted to earn a title shot – not just be given one. Even though his title was on the line Storm didn’t look like he was going to give anything less than 110%, whilst Fleisch had no ring-rust after his lengthy absence from pro wrestling. Much like in the previous match, the two traded holds to try and show their supremacy, but neither could get the upper hand. Eventually the two began to utilize their speed more and more, both going to the top rope and hitting high-impact moves. Storm got the first near fall following The Blockbuster, but Fleisch managed to get the shoulder up. The Phoenix could have had the match won if it wasn’t for Storm’s resilience following a Springboard SSP, and he eventually fell to The Rewind from Storm in the match of the night!

The two shook hands before Jacobs thanked the fans for coming, and that he hoped to see them all at next months show.

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“Hero’s Welcome” to be August Event; Chris Hero Confirmed

[Hamm3r, July 28th – BWA fan-forums]

“Hero’s Welcome” will take place on the 21st of August (Sunday), and will be held at the Fleet Leisure Centre.  IWA: Mid-South and Border City Wrestling star Chris Hero will be at the event, and will be signing autographs before and after the show.  The Havana Pitbulls (Reyes & Romero) will also be at "Hero's Welcome", and will take on the BWA Tag Team Champions The UK Pitbulls with the titles on the line.

In other news, Doug Williams has informed BWA staff that he will be unable to make the show due to his Pro Wrestling NOAH commitments.  We wish Doug all the best in his tour with NOAH.

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BWA sign DVD deal with SMV

[Hamm3r, 11th August 2005 – BWA fan-forums]

British Wrestling Alliance owner Michael Jacobs today announced that SmartMark Video will be taping the next BWA event “Hero’s Welcome”, as well as all additional BWA events onwards for at least 6 months.  The DVDs will be released on www.smartmarkvideo.com, as well as a new shop on the British Wrestling Alliance homepage as well.

As well as all the action from each BWA event, the DVDs will also feature extra bonus footage, ranging from pre-match promos to match reactions to ‘dark’ matches from each event.

This comes within days of the BWA turning down a television deal from Canal Plus, who reportedly wanted the BWA to fill a 2 hour prime-time slot.  However, the DVD deal should help fans from across Britain and across the world gain access to BWA’s product.

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Hero’s Welcome Results, for August 21st 2005

[DVD Extra: We get a pre-taped interview with BWA Champion Jonny Storm, who says that once again he has to defend his title against three men. However, it didn’t stop his reign before, and it won’t stop him tonight either.]

In the first match of the night, Mr. Intelligence picked up a victory over Raj Ghosh following The Dumbinator. Intelligence went a small way towards restoring his pride after losing to Birchill in a Handicap Match at Best of British, but still looked like he was lacking in confidence. Ghosh was essentially fodder in this match, and barely got any offence in. After picking up the win with his trademark finisher, Intelligence then hit Ghosh with a Piledriver to rub salt into the wounds of the young lightweight.

Mark Belton took on The Zebra Kid in the second match, and was none to happy about his English opponent. Belton said that he deserved an American opponent to really test his skills against, but as usual he’d been lumbered with a nobody. Zebra came out with all guns blazing, and tore into Belton with strikes and aerial moves. He nearly got the three-count off the back of a Moonsault, but Belton got his foot on the bottom rope. Finally, Belton got the victory after putting the Kid down with a step-up Enziguiri, before putting him away with a 450 Degree Splash.

[DVD Extra: Backstage, Belton says that at next months show he wants an American opponent. He proved tonight that he was better than every British worker in the country, and now he really wants to test his skills. Anyone Jacobs can get, Belton wants.]

Adam Windsor and the ever-arrogant Mr. Vain picked up a victory over “Psycho” Steve and Jack Xavier, thanks to an unlikely source. Steve and Jack seemed to have the match won after Xavier hit the Xaviator on Mr. Vain, only for Adam Windsor to drop Steve with an absolutely sickening Kryptonite Krunch on the concrete floor outside the ring! The referee rushed to check on the condition of Steve, allowing Hade Vansen to waffle Xavier with a Scissors Kick, before retreating to the back! Mr. Vain got back to his feet and pulled Xavier up with him, before getting the victory with the Double Underhook Piledriver.

The BWA Tag Team Champions The UK Pitbulls defended their gold against The Havana Pitbulls, a team almost half their size. Despite some promising moment, Reyes & Romero struggled to come to terms with Big Dave & Bulk’s size, unable to really do anything to the big men. The nearest the Havana Pitbulls came to winning was when both rolled Bulk up and piled on top of him, but Big Dave got in and broke up the count. The UK Pitbulls successfully defended their titles after Double Powerbombs to both Havana Pitbulls, before both covered their man for the comprehensive victory.

Before his match with Jody Fleisch, Chris Hero thanked the fans for the reception he received when making his entrance. He hoped that this wasn’t his only appearance in the BWA, and neither did the fans. Once “The Phoenix” Jody Fleisch made his entrance, the fans were salivating. However, to say the match was disappointing would be an understatement. There was a complete styles clash, as the two men’s different styles completely cancelled the other’s out. Fleisch picked up the victory with a well-executed 720 Phoenix DDT, although it was a bit of a letdown.

[DVD Extra: James Tighe prepared for his match backstage, and told the cameras that tonight was HIS night. He wouldn’t be screwed out of his title again.]

Jonny Storm defended his title against Nigel McGuiness and James Tighe in the main event, and they had a lot to make up for after the disappointment of the previous match. The trio delivered, as McGuiness and Tighe started off with a reversal of holds, whilst the champion stood on the sidelines and watched. Storm got involved however when Nigel rolled Tighe up with a Small Package, and Storm made sure that there was no three count. McGuiness and Storm began to trade holds, but Jonny soon turned to his aerial ability to try and retain his title. Storm flipped a ‘rana into a cover but Tighe broke up the count, and a giant brawl ensued. McGuiness and Tighe ended up on the outside, and Storm took them both out with a Cross Body from the top rope! Once all three were back in the ring, Storm took Tighe out with The Rewind, only to get blindsided by McGuiness. However, Storm fought back and then hit another Rewind on Nigel to get the win!

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Another great show, I'm not sure paying to bring in the Havana Pitbulls only to have them squashed by your champions was such a great idea, it would have been cheaper if they'd just defeated a jobber team from the same country. I'm still loving Johnny as the champ, he's more than deserving, I'd like to see you try and elevate a few stars into the title picture rather than using old reliables, but I'm sure you have that planned in soon. On the plus side the diary is well written and shows how versatile a writer you really are. Keep it up and I still can't wait to split with you when the scenario is finished >_>

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Wrestling Updates for August ‘05

[Hamm3r, September 1st – BWA fan-forums]

First of all, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has folded after going bankrupt at the end of August.  This brought an end to the rumours that have been going on for months, reporting that PWG were in tremendous financial difficulty.

Unfortunately, Combat Zone Wrestling seem to be heading down the same path after John Zandig posted a message on the CZW message board, telling the fans not to be surprised if CZW was shut down by the end of the month.

On a brighter note, Mystery Club Wrestling announced it would be opening from the beginning of September, although no owners, stars or shows have been announced.  Look for more news in the coming days.

Finally, Chris Hero informed BWA management that he would not be appearing in the company for some time, due to signing a contract with Full Impact Pro.  This seems to have angered some WA faithful, after Hero stated at Hero’s Welcome that he wanted to stay in the BWA for some time.  Michael Jacobs refused to comment.

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