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FutureShock Uproar 95 – Lotto Thunder Returns

 

FutureShock Wrestling brought the most unpredictable tournament in professional wrestling back to Stockport's Masonic Guildhall. Lotto Thunder takes eight of the very best and puts them in matches chosen by the FutureShock Faithful. Nobody knows what the brackets will be... Not the fans, not wrestlers, not management... Nobody.

The prize up for grabs at Uproar 95 was a title opportunity of the winner's choice, either the FutureShock Championship held by Zack Gibson or the FutureShock Adrenaline Championship held by Soner Dursun.

Sam Bailey and the debuting Kenny Williams were chosen to square off in the first quarter final. Bailey was clearly out to have a good time, hoping to turn his recent fortunes around by snagging a title match. In fact he was too busy having fun and entertaining the FutureShock Faithful to see Williams' match winning running knee strike after less than three minutes. A shock elimination to many.

In the second quarter final a ringside fan selected the 400lb monster Cyanide who subsequently found himself in the ring with Delicious Danny Hope. A spirited fight by the man from tasseltown wasn't enough to chop the big man down and he was pinned after an immense splash off the ropes.

The third quarter final participants were chosen next which, by proxy decided the fourth quarter final as well. James Drake was selected first and then Joey Hayes selected to face him. Two very familiar foes went all out to secure a place in the next round. In the end it was interference by Zack Gibson that gave his friend Drake the win.

This left Deadly Damon Leigh and Thomas Wolfe in the final first round match. Both members of Camp Egan, both seemed to keen to make the most of their chance. After a few minutes Chris Egan, the self proclaimed manager of champions, hopped into the ring and convinced Wolfe to take a count out loss. Clearly Egan has a plan, even if it seriously displeased the FutureShock Faithful by cheating them of a bout.

His plan seemed to work though as he had a man in both of the semi-finals. In the first Cyanide fought Kenny Williams. The plucky was bounced all over the ring but mounted a fiery comeback and even managed to take Cyanide off his feet for the first time in over a year with the same running high knee that defeated Sam Bailey. Unfortunately Chris Egan jumped on the apron and distracted the referee, costing Williams' the chance to score the pin. He was subsequently chased into the ring by colour commentator Jenson Blake and, in the process, accidentally struck the referee. Cyanide was eliminated by disqualification and very nearly laid his manager out before storming off.

After the bout Blake challenged Egan to a four on four elimination match at the 13th anniversary show in August. Team Egan verses Team Blake with the losing team captain being forced to leave FutureShock for good!

 

Damon Leigh emerged alone for the second semi-final against James Drake. With so much at stake both men brought a big fight feel with them. The action spilled out of the room, into the lobby and back again with a full rubbish bin being introduced to the fray. In the end a hard fought win for Drake, with Gibson emerging from the curtain to raise his arm afterwards.

 

Lana Austin made her return to FutureShock and received a booming ovation ahead of her schedule bout against another debuting athlete in the shape of Molly Spartan. Bullied relentlessly by her larger, stronger opponent Lana fought back and scored the win by spiking Spartan with a diving tornado DDT.

Before the main event we were treated to a special appearance by Wolfgang. Originally scheduled to be part of Lotto Thunder, Wolfgang had to withdraw due to facial injuries suffered in ICW last weekend. The Regulator apologised for not being able to compete but was rudely interrupted by Liverpool's Number One Zack Gibson. The FutureShock champion almost couldn't be heard over the jeers and boos. Wolfgang promised both that Kenny Williams would win Lotto Thunder and that he'd be back for Gibson once he was right as rain again.

An action packed spring, the final of Lotto Thunder fired out of the starting blocks as Kenny Williams struck a huge pump kick off the opening bell and didn't let up once. Both of these world class grapplers threw caution to the wind, each of them even hitting spectacular dives to the outside. The FutureShock Faithful, initially solidly behind Williams, became more divided in their support as the match went on. At the conclusion it was Mr Mayhem implant DDT by Drake that secured him the win. The usually abrasive Drake even had a fist bump of respect for his opponent afterwards.

At this point the 2017 Lotto Thunder winner was given a choice of two contracts, one for the FutureShock Heavyweight Championship and one for the Adrenaline Champions. At this point Gibson joined him to celebrate and told Drake how great FutureShock would be once he won back his Adrenaline Championship, how great FutureShock would be when they both held all the gold in the company. Drake reached for the Heavyweight Championship contract and then, much to the disgust of the crowd, threw it on the floor. His final words? “Soner Dursun... Grit your teeth.”

Next up... 13th Anniversary on Friday 25th August. Announced so far... Zack Gibson defends the FutureShock Championship against  2016 FutureShock Trophy winner Ashton Smith... Tyson T-Bone faces Rampage Brown in a trailer park street fight... More to be announced. Ringside seats sold out, limited second row reserved seating available. Ticket on sale NOW from here.

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First FutureShock show I've attended in over three years, and I had an absolute blast. Kenny Williams was an absolute riot, and was great to see Cyanide get the chance to wrestle him; not someone you'd normally see against the arriving outsiders.

James Drake just gets better every time I see him, had the crowd in the palm of his hand through the night. Slowly getting them behind him to the point they wanted to see him turn on Gibson, only to cement his position alongside him and set up what will be a cracking match against Soner.

Gibson is bloody brilliant as well, but it feels like everyone's known that for years now. Actually preferred watching him here to PROGRESS, simply because as the #1 heel holding the belt he shines even more than in the midcard. 

The lads lower down shine as well, with Danny having a ton of fun, and Joey putting in a good shift against Drake. Tom Wolfe is someone I can see getting really good very quickly with his pre-injury background, and Damon Leigh is so very underrated, especially here as a comedy heel. "I'm not a chicken, I'm a majestic eagle" had me howling.

Absolutely fantastic night, was great seeing old friends and making a few more. OnDemand for only £4 a month is worth a look, or the Soner vs The World series on YouTube if you're considering checking them out.

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In fact the Adrenaline Championship is very much FutureShock's TV title these days. You can see pretty much every defense from the last twelve months for free on the Youtube Channel, starting with James Drake v Jack Gallagher. Soner's exceptional bouts with Rockstar Spud and Bubblegum will be added in the coming weeks too. Xander Cooper's reign late last year produced some gems as well opposite the likes of Dursun, Sam Bailey and Pastor William Eaver.

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Put the straightforward video link down and it should do it for you

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Soner Dursun v The World continued at 53Two in the heart of Manchester at FutureShock Reloaded in June. 

How would the fiery high flyer handle the wily veteran?
 

 
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