XWA Goldrush 2012 - Saturday February 4 2012
Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:19 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:39 PM
Are we really going to argue over whose DVD front covers are better now?
Don't be such a cunt. It was a very valid point. The font on the back is pretty pish to be honest mate. The front cover is good in a simplistic way.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:17 AM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:51 PM
Updated June 3rd
Dan Head, ever the babyface, tries to get the crowd going by clapping his hands....stomping his feet....and shouting....."Come on, LEEDS, make some noise!!!!"...which needless to say doesn't go down too well.
Sloan stops to say "erm, we aren't in Leeds"
Head: "Oh....oh. Where are we then?!?"
Sloan: "We're in Castleford"
Head: "Come on CASTLEFORD, make some noise!!"
Not a blunder on the Buff "Hello Glasgow, England" Bagwell level, but still smile-worthy...
Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:49 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:30 AM
Apparently Shanna dislocated her shoulder and hyper-extended her elbow last night. Ouch!
Because of going to the hospital Shanna missed her flight back home so we don't have any 'complete' details with regards to moving forwards as she needs to see her own doctors regarding that but a dislocated shoulder and hyper-extended elbow are indeed what was diagnosed over here. What I can say and I'm pretty sure anyone else who was there last night who saw the triple threat match between Shanna, Davids and Sjodin based on feedback thus far is you'll be hard pressed to find a better all female match of 2012! Morecambe crowd definitely seemed to love it with some fans even jumping out of their seats at the action they saw! Tremendous stuff!
May 25 - Nottingham - 2pm
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PRO-WRESTLING:EVE QUEEN OF THE RING 2013:
EVE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NIKKI STORM vs RHIA O'REILLY
QOTR TOURNAMENT MATCHES:
TWIN VS TWIN: LEAH OWENS vs KASEY OWENS
EMI SAKURA vs BLUE NIKITA
LEAH VON DUTCH vs SHANNA
KAY LEE RAY vs ALPHA FEMALE
Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:32 PM
Photos are by TONY KNOX and can be seen at the XWA Wrestling twitter page @XWAWrestling and the XWA Facebook group Morecambe Wrestling - XWA.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:17 PM
Before the show, I just couldn't get it into my head that I wasn't going to the Morecambe Dome. My first impressions of the Carleton venue were that it was a right shithole. Run down, drab and looking very dated. It's certainly seen better days, that's for sure. Bizarrely, however, as the show was underway, I found myself liking it more and more and went away from there actually loving it. It's clearly a nightclub/cabaret venue, but it kinda looks like a television studio set-up in there. XWA use the venue well, with the stage, video screens (another new addition since last time I'd been - and they were great), camera positions, commentary station and using the DJ box for music, video etc control, and using the bar area for merchandise. Really good little set up. My travelling companion Gadge and I both agreed that it was all very reminiscent of EVOLVE/DGUSA/Chikara/ACE venue the 'ACE Arena' in Union City, NJ, USA.
I loved the El Ligero vs. Jynkz match, thought it was excellent. I'd seen Jynkz before in GPW and thought he was a bit shit, but he was so much better here. I also loved Ligero here too, since he is usually the babyface in peril struggling against a heel and then making explosive and exciting comebacks, but was here case in a slower, more dominant, controlling role against the newcomer. He was able to show off a side you never normally see, even bordering on the aggressive and frustrated, and I found the whole bout to be utterly compelling. Brilliant. The GPW invasion angle/brawl afterwards was really sweet too. The attacking of Jynkz's younger brother "Dean Jynkz" was well-executed, and the use of the venue's own security staff to kick the invaders out was a hugely brilliant touch. The whole thing really drew me in, but I wonder if there'll be complaints from families about it being too real, too scary and too upsetting for youngsters. Having followed GPW closely over the past few years, though, I guess I'm going to have to choose a side.....
Kraig Kollinzz looked alright in his bout too, but one negative (aside from the promos) is that his in-ring persona is very, very close to that of Johnny Phere. XWA already have one of those, and he does it perfectly well.
I remember Manchester Massive vs. Blackpool Blondes being a hugely entertaining tag bout. The womens' 3-way and Phere vs. Nathan Cruz weren't all that, but the latter had the interesting set-up with Cruz for later on where he stared maniacally at the steel chair (why there would be a steel folding chair there, when every other seat in the room was a padded fixed job is beside the point;) ) and took it away with him.
The Goldrush Rumble itself was, again, really good fun. I really wish they could expand it to 20 or even 30 men one time and be able to tell even more stories, but the main things that stick out to me were:
- Dave Rayne being massively entertaining, as was Mad Man Manson;
- Rockstar Spud (now a bayface here) getting a ridiculously huge, overwhelming megastar babyface reaction. Absolutely superb, and the way he worked it during his entrance and during the match itself was awesome. Genuine megastar here, which has massive potential.
- The Sam Slam vs. Colossus exchange, ending with Sam being put through the announcers' table, was a really good set-up and I want to see what happens next.
- The closing stretch, with Joey Hayes vs. Stixx (and Cruz returning to lay them both out with his chair) was just fantastic. An exciting a few minutes that I've ever seen in a UK rumble.
I had originally been planning to attend the May date since, like this one, it comes the day after a GPW show just down the road the day before. However, with the date now moving to the next week, I doubted whether I would bother. Goldrush erased those doubts, and I left the show feeling guilty about how long it had been since I last saw an XWA show. I will now be doing all that I can to make it over to the north west 2 consecutive weekends. . A great opening to the 2012 season; see you in May, XWA...
Edited by Big Benny HG, 22 February 2012 - 01:10 PM.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:05 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:30 AM
"This is a bittersweet weekend for XWA Wrestling.
Today (Sunday, April 1) XWA Wrestling will be part of the milestone BritWresFest event at the 1,700-capacity Coronet Theatre in London. XWA wrestlers Johnny Phere, RockStar Spud and RJ Singh – three of the most talented performers in Britain today – will join myself to fly the flag for XWA in our nation’s capital as part of this highly-publicised showcase of the very best in British Wrestling.
I am extremely proud that after personally being part of British Wrestling’s struggle for the past 10 years, that my own little wrestling promotion from a tiny seaside town in the North West of England will play a significant part in what, mark my words, will go down as a milestone date in British Wrestling’s history.
However, this pride is tinged with sadness at the news that XWA's home venue The Carleton in Morecambe has been forced to close down.
The Carleton has been XWA Wrestling’s home for the past two years. We moved to The Carleton after the closure and demolition of the iconic Morecambe Dome, which had been our home since I began as a wrestling promoter in 2003. It's been a terrible slice of bad luck and extremely saddening to see not one, but two of the great wrestling venues of the North West of England close down in less than two years, both victims of the recession.
I would like to personally thank Stewart Aimson and his team for making us feel so welcome at The Carleton and wish them all the best for the future.
I would like to thank the fans and friends of XWA Wrestling who have sent me personal messages of good wishes over the past 48 hours. Your support has been of great comfort, so thank you very much indeed.
But I would also like to take this opportunity to express my disgust at those individuals from GPW who have seen fit to “dance on The Carleton's grave” with their disrespectful and downright vicious on-line comments since the news of the venue's demise. The behaviour of GPW wrestlers continues to plumb new depths as they continue to show no remorse for their actions at XWA Goldrush, when their attack on Jynkz and his brother soured memories of what has turned out to be our last ever event at The Carleton. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. Now, more than ever, I feel that a public apology towards myself and the XWA is warranted from GPW; and preferably from their top man, Johnnie Brannigan.
Many who have contacted me over the past 48 hours have asked the question: what does the future hold for XWA Wrestling? And what about our biggest show of the year – XWA War on the Shore VIII, headlined by the biggest match in British Wrestling this year, 'The Psychotic Warrior' Johnny Phere v 'The Heavyweight House of Pain' Stixx? Will it still go ahead as scheduled on Saturday, May 12?
Those questions will be answered tomorrow (Monday, April 2). Stay tuned.
In the meantime, thank you for your patience and for your continued support of XWA and British Wrestling.