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DOUG WILLIAMS ENTERS THE MORECAMBE HALL OF FAME

 

On Saturday April 18 2015, wrestling in Morecambe launches its very own Hall of Fame to celebrate the heritage of a true wrestling town and the people who have made our humble seaside home a special place for professional wrestling in Great Britain. Our first inductee is DOUG WILLIAMS.

 

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Doug Williams is the most fighting champion in Morecambe wrestling history. 

 

During a breathtaking spell of 18 months in 2003/4, the scientific wrestling marvel from Kent put the FWA British Heavyweight Title on the line six times and managed to emerge with his reign intact despite facing some of the toughest competition imaginable. 

 

When the FWA debuted at The Dome in Morecambe on Thursday night, April 21 2003, Williams was in the main event. 'The Anarchist' retained the title in a draw with notorious Mexican wrestling danger man Juventud Guerrera. The Maidstone mat master then returned to The Dome on August 2 2003 to successfully defend his championship against top American ‚ÄėThe Fallen Angel‚Äô Christopher Daniels in a classic tussle. Then on April 8 2004 he survived a tough challenge from Staffordshire's Mark ‚ÄėFive Star‚Äô Belton. On June 26 2004 the champ put the title on the line again against two of the best young British wrestlers of the day, James Tighe and The Zebra Kid, and still managed to beat them. Then on July 31 he defeated Aviv Maayan from Wales, before making his fourth successful championship defence in Morecambe that year on September 4 2004. That night, Doug survived an intense scrap with the Canadian star Joe Legend, emerging victorious by disqualification when his nemesis Alex Shane kicked ‚ÄėThe Anarchist‚Äô in the face, busted him open and stole the title belt in a memorable televised segment on Sky TV's The Wrestling Channel.

 

Doug would appear on The Wrestling Channel again on March 26 2005 when he competed on the historic FWA War on the Shore bill at The Dome headlined by Alex Shane v Raven. Williams was also part of history at FWA NOAH Limits on June 18 2005 when he participated in the first ever match on UK soil where the championships of a major Japanese promotion were on the line. Although Williams and his partner 2 Cold Scorpio lost the Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Tag Team Titles to Naomichi Marufuji and Minoru Suzuki, the fight made headlines around the wrestling world and put our tiny seaside town on the international map.

 

Doug would then go on to international fame and success with TNA Impact Wrestling, winning the TNA Tag Team Titles, TV Title and X Division Title, as well as becoming the co-holder of the IWGP Tag Team Titles for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Today at the age of 42, he remains one of the most skilled technical wrestlers anywhere in the country and is regarded as one of the finest international ambassadors for professional wrestling Britain has ever seen. 

 

We are delighted to make Doug Williams the first inductee into the Morecambe Hall of Fame.

 

All fans of British wrestling are welcome to come along to The Winter Gardens in Morecambe on Saturday April 18 to see us honour Doug Williams with a special in-ring ceremony, and watch a cracking card of UK wrestling action including a main event where Doug himself will try to recapture the British Heavyweight Title in Morecambe, a full decade after he last held a major singles championship in the town.

 

MAIN EVENT - 'ONE MAN RIOT' CRAIG KOLLINS v DOUG WILLIAMS for the PAID Promotions British Championship

 

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REMATCH: EL LIGERO vs CHRIS RIDGEWAY II

 

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TAG TEAM ACTION: SEXY KEV and 'MR BIG' SHAUN VASEY v THE REFERENDUM 

 

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MORE MATCHES STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

PAID Promotions War on the Shore, Saturday, April 18, The Winter Gardens theatre, Marine Road Central, Morecambe

Doors 6pm

Tickets £9 adults, £6 children, £15 VIP front row, £25 family when bought by Paypal in advance from www.paidpromotionswrestling.co.uk

Prices more expensive on the door.

 

For more of the history of wrestling in Morecambe see http://www.paidpromotionswrestling.co.uk/history/4577053572

 

For build-up videos and more information on the show see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AOWUK

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LATEST NEWS from PAID PROMOTIONS

 

 

The main event from the recent Love and War show in full as Craig Kollins takes on Stixx - Title vs Streak

 

 

 

 

Afterwards, the PAID champion 'One Man Riot' Craig Kollins has a message for Johnny Phere.

 

 

 

Big women's tag team match signed for War on the Shore.

 

Representing The Referendum - Viper and Courtney Stewart vs the international team of Lana Austin and Toni Storm

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM PAID PROMOTIONS

 

Two more matches have been signed for War on the Shore on April 18.

 

Bubblegum accepted Ricky J McKenzie's request for a rematch after 'The Rascal's tainted win on February 15 at Love and War...on one condition.

 

 

So on April 18 we will see RJM go for revenge on his former friend but if McKenzie loses, his dreams of ever becoming a champion in Morecambe will go up in smoke.

 

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And in four-way action, we will see Liverpool's Number One Zack Gibson battle former PAID Promotions Champion Joey Hayes, graduate of the Morecambe Wrestling training school James Drake and '100% Welsh Beef' Dylan Roberts.

 

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Results from War on the Shore tonight at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe

Ricky J McKenzie led the crowd in a minute's cheering in memory of wrestling fan Rachel Andrew, who died recently.

 

RJM then pinned Bubblegum after a TKO.

 

PAID Promotions Champion Craig Kollins called out Johnny Phere, but the two men were separated by security and officials. PAID boss Greg Lambert then appeared on the big screen and said Phere vs Kollins would be the greatest match in Morecambe Wrestling history, a superfight, but it will never happen. At this, Phere attacked security but was laid out with an ASBO by Kollins. The Referendum then attacked Phere and buried him under the Scottish flag.

 

Viper and Courtney Stewart (representing The Referendum) defeated Lana Austin and Toni Storm when Viper pinned Lana.

 

Doug Williams was inducted into the Morecambe Wrestling Hall of Fame during an in-ring ceremony hosted by Stallion and attended by some of the roster. Video messages of best wishes and congratulations also played on the screen from Doug's friends Stevie Knight and 'Fallen Angel' Christopher Daniels. Ricky J McKenzie then gave a speech and presented Doug with his Hall of Fame award. Doug, clad in a stupendous tuxedo, thanked the fans, Greg Lambert, and PAID Promotions. Wrestlers and officials then formed a guard of honour as Doug left the ring to rapturous applause.

 

El Ligero pinned Chris Ridgeway. After the match, Ridgeway challenged Ligero to a Loser Leaves Morecambe match on June 20 at All Or Nothing.

 

James Drake defeated Joey Hayes, Zack Gibson and Dylan Roberts in a four-way after he pinned Hayes.

 

Sexy Kev was due to team with Mr Big Shaun Vasey against The Referendum (Bobby Roberts and Scott Renwick) but Vasey no-showed. Instead, Danny Hope came out to team with Kev. But Roberts and Renwick (who were accompanied by Laird Grayson, Christopher Saynt, Viper and Courtney Stewart) beat Hope and Kev when Roberts pinned Kev.

 

Joe Hendry appeared on the video screen and again said he was too busy to come to Morecambe, and laid down a challenge to Stixx.

Craig Kollins pinned Doug Williams following an ASBO elbow to retain the PAID Promotions Championship.

 

Afterwards Kollins refused a handshake and nailed Doug with another ASBO. The Referendum then attacked Williams but before they could bury him under the Saltire, Johnny Phere ran in and battered Roberts, Renwick and Saynt. Greg Lambert then appeared on screen and announced Kollins would next defend the title against Stixx on June 20 at All Or Nothing. A furious Phere stormed out, leaving Doug alone in the ring. Renwick tried to sneak back in to attack Williams who laid him out with an Exploder suplex. The show ended with Doug Williams standing tall in the ring, soaking up the applause of the Morecambe crowd.

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