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#1 Big Benny HG

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 16:36

GPW normally start their own UKFF threads for upcoming shows, but their next offering, ‘Back To School 2015’, comes this Friday and we have nothing on here yet. So, over to me, I guess (and I suppose this could become our ‘regular’ GPW discussion thread if they don’t come back on here themselves)...

On September 18th, Grand Pro Wrestling presents GPW: Back To School! Tickets are on sale for just £8 per person and are available now!

After one of the hottest events of the summer, GPW: “Cruel Summer”, GPW smash back into the Rose Club for an education in pro wrestling!

The doors at the Rose Club, Hindley, open at7pm for a 7:30pm start time. The address of the show is The Rose Club, Atherton Road, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3EU.

Head over to http://www.grandprow...g.co.uk/shop toget your tickets now! Tickets are £8 each, £28 for family tickets (2x adults, 2x children under 12) when you pre-book online. On the door, tickets are £9.50 each or £30 for family tickets.

Make sure you’ve packed your lunch, tied your laces and you’re ready to get “Back To School”!

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Bubblegum & Ste ‘Bin’ Mann & Jett Fashion vs. T-Bone & Ricky J McKenzie & Craig Kollins

In our main event on September 18th at GPW: back To School, the coolest kid in class, GPW Heavyweight Champion Bubblegum, teams up with the Midnight Bin Collection after their huge tag title win at GPW: Cruel Summer. Standing across the ring from them, 3 of the most physically imposing wrestlers GPW has ever seen. The GPW British champ T-Bone teams with Ricky J McKenzie and the one man riot, Craig Kollins. Someone call the Headteacher, there’s gonna be a fight!!

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North West Rookie League Finals
The Circus (Noah & Nicolas Cartier w/Melanie Price) vs. Dylan Roberts & Danxig

On September 18th, we determine the winners of the North West Rookie League in a Tag match. The hotly contested tournament has shown some incredible young talent that has taken GPW by storm. Competing for the win we see Dylan Roberts teaming with his rookie Danxig to take on The Circus; Noah and Nicholas Cartier with Melanie Price. The future of British wrestling has arrived and they battle to prove who is the best at GPW: Back To School.

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Rio vs. Tabu

After a couple of years of destruction and dominance of the GPW Tag Team division, the Island Brothers’ relationship exploded last month when the returning Rio sided with Simon Valour to dismantle Tabu. This month, Tabu looks to take revenge on his brother in a one-on-one match. Make sure you’re not the one to miss these two physical specimens meet on September 18th!

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Joey Hayes vs. Soner Durson

As we move toward the culmination of the North West Rookie League, not all the rookies and their veterans are on the same page. Durson decided to turn his back on his veteran, Joey Hayes, in favour of backing Dylan Roberts and Danxig. There is some real bad blood between this GPW newcomer and GPW mainstay and when they go head-to-head, there sure is going to be an explosion. Will it be detention for Durson, or will he prove that he is the future and hayes is the past?

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El Ligero vs. Nick Maguire

At GPW: Back To School, “The Mexican Sensation” El Ligero goes one-on-one with “The Lone Wolf” Nick Maguire. Since he arrived in GPW, The Lone Wolf has had his sights set on El Ligero. If Maguire can get a win over one of GPW’s biggest names, he will well and truly have placed his flag on the GPW mountain. El Ligero finds himself in an unfamiliar situation, needing a win to get himself back on track. With some history to settle and a win seeming important on both sides, these two men really have something to prove at GPW: Back To School!

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Chris Ridgeway vs. Martin Kirby

On September 18th, one of the hottest new comers to GPW in 2015, Chris Ridgeway, takes on GPW veteran Martin Kirby. Since Sheikh Mohammed Rizzy Khan offered his financial backing to Martin Kirby, he has shown a dangerous alliance to the financially troubled Kirby. At GPW: Back To School, Ridgeway looks to overcome the odds and continue his impressive debut year.

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3-Way Match:
Alex Jones-Casey vs. Matthew Brooks vs. Jumpin’ Jimmy Jackson

If you want to see what the future of British wrestling looks like, you have to buy tickets to Sept 18th when these 3 North West Rookie League contestants do battle in a special 3-way!


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 16:43

A few notes...

- I didn’t write anything on here about the last show, July’s ‘Cruel Summer’, but it was a very strong, super-fun show that was a perfect example of what I like about this promotion.  While there were lots of positives on the night the undoubted (and wonderfully unexpected) highlight was the DUMPSTER MATCH for the tag title between the Bad Lads and Midnight Bin Collection.  I suspected it would be a fun, entertaining effort given the characters involved and the undeniably wacky gimmick, but it turned out to be a red-hot corker that just caught on in a massive way and tore the house down.  The crowd had actually been quieter than usual for the show up to that point, but the reactions that developed over the course of the match ended up being some of the loudest I’ve ever heard in my, what, 10 years of coming to the building.  Great performances from all, which was all the more pleasing since, in all fairness, you wouldn’t be expecting this from at least some of the guys involved.  One of my favourite British matches of the year so far, this was right up there with all those classic GPW brawls.  The huuuuuge pop and celebration for BINMAN & Fashion’s title win was amazing.

- Not sure what’s going on, but as well as no thread on here as usual, the main website front page hasn’t been updated since before the last show.  In addition, while they still seem to be filming the shows and recording live commentary, it’s now been a year since any new shows have been released on DVD or digital download (and they’ve stopped giving out DVDs as raffle prizes too).  Hmmm.  I know there’s somewhat of a change of personnel behind the scenes which may contribute, but I hope these aren’t signs of things starting to slide.  I see the Facebook/Twitter promotion of the show (including the signature snazzy match graphics and write-ups I’ve copied above) is very much still as normal, so maybe I’m worrying unnecessarily.

- ‘Back To School’ (actually GPW’s second school-themed event of 2015) is an interesting-looking show that I’m certainly looking forward to.  Every single match is something I’m interested in and want to see play out.  There’s also obviously a very firm focus on the newcomers in this line-up.  With the regular likes of Ashton Smith, CJ Banks, Jack Gallagher and Cyanide not present this time (and Damon Leigh, Dave Rayne and Jiggy Walker not listed either, but I don’t know that they won’t be at least cornering their rookies in the 3-way), it’s over to Kollins, Ridgeway, Maguire, Durson and all the NWRL dudes to take up prominent positions.  They’ve all become somewhat familiar to the regular GPW audience over this year (the establishment of fresh, new names has definitely been the theme of GPW’s 2015) but this is very much putting them in the spotlight more than ever.  Durson, Ridgeway and Maguire have singles showcase matches with the established Hayes, Kirby and Ligero respectively which should give us a good chance to see what they are all about.  The 3-way rookies match should also really let us know a lot about Brooks, Jackson and Alex The Student.  Craig Kollins has been a revelation for me here this year and definitely deserves his spot in that main event (incidentally, copying the notes above from Facebook is genuinely the first time I’ve realised that his name isn’t actually spelt the ‘Kraig Kollinz’ I’ve been calling him for, well, years now).

- I’ve honestly no idea how the NWRL tournament was actually supposed to work, or if it went tits up at some point and they had to scrabble it back together.  It wasn’t a league table since everyone didn’t face everyone.  It wasn’t a knockout bracket either since the Hayes/Durson and Walker/Jackson duos lost their first matches but still had more matches (another loss for each team).  And it wasn’t DOUBLE elimination, since Leigh/Student and Rayne/Brooks only lost once but are also out.  Not a Scooby. Anyway, I don’t suppose it matters anymore as we ended up being told we had semi-finals on the last show, with the winners now meeting here to decide it, and that’s all you really need to know.  I like the look of the match, actually.  Danxig isn’t great, but I like him in this new ‘alliance of baddies’ with Roberts, Kollins and Durson that seems to have emerged over the last few months and Roberts is certainly a more-than-capable performer these days (and has been for years now).  The Circus’ over-the-top wacky, well, CIRCUS gimmick really appeals to what I want pro wrestling to be.  The act, with Noah, a partner and a female valet, is essentially the GOOD CIRCUS version of Wonderland’s BAD CIRCUS over in FutureShock.

- GPW big tags are more-often-than-not just really great fun, and this 6-man tag team main event looks no exception. Big characters, clear goodie/baddie distinction and plenty of people who know what they are doing. Also looking good is the Battle of the Island Brothers. I do think these guys have a lot to offer and am interested to see how this goes.

- I really hope they draw well against England’s opening Rugby World Cup match (Wigan is a League town, but there will undoubtedly be crossover for such an occasion).  I’m also aware that this Friday’s show goes head-to-head with PCW’s university fresher’s week special over in nearby Preston, so as well as potentially splitting some of the regular fanbase, many of the performers that are regulars for both (Kirby, Ligero, Joey, T-Bone, ‘Gum) are doing double-duty and hopping over between the two.  I hope this doesn’t end up meaning some matches are cut short as guys need to get away, or other things being stalled and dragged out to buy time for guys arriving, since on paper there’s the potential here for this to be a very enjoyable show indeed.

- Faced with a choice between two of my big favourites in GPW and PCW this Friday, I have ended up choosing this one on this occasion.  PCW being an ‘exhibition’ show, as well as me going to PCW next Friday anyway for their usual Evoque show being some of the reasons, but also because GPW is a show that I enjoy, am invested in (no, not literally...) and more often than not am rewarded by.  Have I made the right choice?  No doubt I’ll be back on here to let you know...

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 17:31

Always appreciate your write ups, Benny. If this turns out to be the 'official' GPW thread from here on out then it would be cool to get a history of GPW style post ala what you did for the Futureshock thread. I've been attending GPW on and off, albeit more on than off, since January 2009 but I always enjoy reading/hearing about shows that predate my attendance



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 17:46

Those match graphics are tremendous. Look forward to following the Twitter coverage while I'm at Rev Pro in Broxbourne...
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Posted 16 September 2015 - 18:53

Work commitments mean I can't attend these shows anymore barely. Last went sometime in 2011/12. GPW was my first wrestling show I attended in 2005 and even helped out for them for a couple of years. Benny, love to join in that history of GPW idea if you take it up. Some of the angles they did were superb.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 16:09

Regarding the aformentioned PCW Freshers show it's worth noting that T Bone, El Ligero, Joey Hayes, Martin Kirby and Bubblegum are all in action on that show AND competing at GPW. Now I know Preston and Wigan aren't exactly a million miles away and the matches at PCW will likely be kept short but it'll be interesting to see how this pans out with so many guys pulling double duty



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 17:43

Which show are you attending lightingxlock?


Check out my live journal K Zane's journal
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...


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 18:37

GPW, for the same reasons as Benny; PCW I imagine will be similar to their free shows and I'm attending their 'Heroes' show next week.

Edited by lightningxlock, 17 September 2015 - 18:38.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 19:26

Great stuff, thanks for the support. I hope you enjoy the show tomorrow.


Check out my live journal K Zane's journal
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...


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 00:50

Results

 

Nick Maguire defeated El Ligero by Pinfall.

 

North West Rookie League: Triple Threat Runner-Up – Alex Jones-Casey defeated Matthew Brooks & Jimmy Jackson by Pinfall* to be declared the North West Rookie League 2015 runner-up.
*During the match, The Bad Lads interfered on behalf of Alex Jones-Casey.

 

It was announced that Soner Dursun vs Joey Hayes had been cancelled due to Joey Hayes being injured. Dylan Roberts challenged Joey Hayes to face Soner Dursun at ‘Friday Night Thriller’. Joey Hayes accepted on the condition that Dylan Roberts would face him if he defeated Dursun. Dylan Roberts agreed to the condition.

 

Prior to Chris Ridgeway vs Martin Kirby, Sheik Mohammed R. Khan announced that he had paid to have Chris Ridgeway with Wahoo Thunderfoot.

Martin Kirby (w/ Sheik Mohammed R. Khan) defeated Wahoo Thunderfoot by Pinfall*.

Sheik Mohammed R. Khan’s bodyguard interfered in the match on behalf of Martin Kirby.

 

North West Rookie League: Final 

Dylan Roberts & Danxig (w/AAA Tasker) defeated The Circus (Noah & Nicholas Cartier) (w/ Melanie Price) by Pinfall. Danxig was announced as the North West Rookie League 2015 winner.

 

 

Tabu defeated Rio by Pinfall.

Following the match, Rio & Simon Valour attacked Tabu with a steel chain.

 

 

Six-Man Tag Team – T-Bone, RJM & Craig Kollins defeated Bubblegum & Midnight Bin Collection (Ste Bin Mann & Jet Fashion) by Pinfall*.

*During the match, RJM hit Bubblegum with his own GPW Heavyweight Championship before the winning pinfall.


Edited by GPW Kristian Zane, 25 September 2015 - 22:45.

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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...


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 20:27

In the face of potentially strong competition from local favourites Wigan Warriors at home in the Super League play-offs, England playing their opening match in the Rugby Union World Cup and Preston City Wrestling simultaneously running 20 miles away with a loaded line-up, 11-year old Hindley establishment Grand Pro Wrestling defied the odds last Friday night and drew a packed crowd to their home at the Rose Club for ‘Back to School’. As usual here, this was a crowd that knew the wrestlers, knew the stories and (while a little slow to get into things in the first half) was eventually hot for what they were seeing, providing some great reactions.

It was a fun show, definitely one of GPW’s ‘set up’ shows rather than the ‘payoff’ (think an episode of Raw, rather than a PPV), but the second half in particular was very enjoyable indeed, with all 3 matches providing exactly what I was hoping for. The headlines in terms of storylines and notable developments were the advancing feud between Joey Hayes and the Dylan Roberts/Soner Durson/Danxig triumvirate, as well as a 6-man tag team main event 6-man tag that seemingly set up a host of heel challengers for lead face Bubblegum’s Heavyweight Title.

The conclusion of that thoroughly-entertaining headline bout saw Ricky J McKenzie score the pinfall on champion Bubblegum after hitting him in the head with the title belt (though it appeared he accidentally used the British title rather than the Heavyweight belt to commit the act). The show then came to an end with the victorious trio of GPW’s British Champion T-Bone, the prior Heavyweight Champion RJM and the most recent Heavyweight title challenger Craig Kollinz all stood over the fallen champion, arguing and posturing over which was going to beat Bubblegum for the belt. Whether this leads to a multiway title match, a qualifier between the 3 baddies to earn a shot or simply a series of Bubblegum title defences is yet unclear, but what is certain is that the main event title scene has a clear direction and purpose to carry it through the end of the year.

The Hayes vs. Roberts situation stems from the North West Rookie League, which this year was a series of tag matches pairing each ‘rookie’ with a mentor/’pro’. Long-time crowd favourite Joey was assigned newcomer Soner Durson, who subsequently turned on him to join forces with Dylan and his own rookie Danxig. The story supposes that Roberts, also now somewhat of a veteran of GPW, is jealous of the support and adoration the audience have for Joey while he himself is shunning and treated with disdain. ‘Back To School’ was supposed to feature the Hayes vs. Durson grudge match, but it was announced early in the show that the bout was cancelled due to Hayes being injured. The cynic in me was quick to think it was to excuse his absence due to the head-to-head PCW show he was also booked on, but that wasn’t the case as he did appear a couple of segments later to reschedule his match with Durson for ‘Friday Night Thriller’ next month, with an added stipulation that if he wins he gets the bout with Roberts that he’s been after. They didn’t say if that would be on the same show or on the last show of the year (which I think might have been put back a week from the original date, now on the first Friday of December, otherwise it clashes with PCW’s ROH Supershow). There are unofficial rumours of Dylan stepping away from wrestling at the end of the year, which could presumably be what his feud with Joey is building to in storyline terms. It would be a shame if true, since month-after-month at the moment he’s undoubtedly producing the best work of his entire career. Joey did indeed compete for PCW later that night (though I’m not sure of the level of his involvement, and it was a comedy match with the GZRs), but it does appear to be a legitimate injury as he also missed his scheduled FutureShock tag match on Sunday. Roberts and Danxig later won the final match in the North West Rookie League, crowning Danxig as the overall tournament victor.

 

Also of note was the first battle of the former Island Brothers, Tabu and Rio, which was an impressive story-driven match that sets up things to come in an intriguing way.

The unwritten theme of the entire show had been in moving the newer, less-established names forward from having entertaining matches on the undercard to the point they can be accepted as attractions you want to see in their own right. While GPW is built on a solid foundation of talented established headliners like Ligero, Bubblegum, Kirby, Hayes, T-Bone, Banks, Gallagher, Gibson, Smith, Cyanide, Leigh and Rayne, they’ve all wrestled and feuded with each other to the point you need fresh names, fresh matches and fresh scenarios to keep things interesting.

Again, they were filming the show with multiple cameras and recording live commentary, but still no sign of any new DVDs or digital downloads for anything done in the last 12 months.

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’Lone Wolf’ Nick Maguire beat El Ligero with the headlock driver/Dragon Driver/Original Dirty Deeds. So far this is a feud that has fizzled rather than boiled. Trying to put intensity into the situation, Ligero jump-started match with a JOHN WOO shotgun dropkick then was all over Maguire. A minute or so in, staff remembered to turn the house lights out, but hadn’t switched the ‘spotlights’ above the ring on, so the room was plunged into murky darkness for a couple of minutes as Ligero and Maguire just kept on fighting. That distraction killed the audience and thus destroyed that early momentum and intensity. From that point, the match wasn’t bad, but just lacked any spark. Ligero was distracted trying to retrieve his stolen cape and walked straight into a nutshot on middle rope to set up the finish. Maguire nicked the cape again afterwards.

Alex Jones-Casey beat ‘Magnificent’ Matt Brooks and Jumpin’ Jimmy Jackson in a 3-way, pinning Jackson after a curbstomb. This was billed as determining the runner-up in the North West Rookie League, though I have no idea how that works out. AJC was looking for a microphone to do his usual student protest piece, which couldn’t be found anywhere, to the point people were thinking it was a fuck-up, only for Matt Brooks to emerge using it during his own entrance opera-singing entrance. That was funny. Jackson, former Jim Nastic, lived up to his old ring name by doing a backflip on stage and walking on his hands during his entrance. He’s got great aerials and athletic ability but at the moment just needs to work out how to tie it all together in the ring. Basic 3-way psychology where the two heels teamed-up on Jackson for most of the match, only to disagree and start fighting over the win at the end. Alex The Student’s mates the Bad Lads (Micky Barnes & Drill) appeared at ringside for the distraction that led to the finish.

This was where they announced the Joey Hayes injury and cancellation of his Soner Durson contest.

Martin Kirby’s Ridiculous Trousers (with Sheikh Mohammed Rizzy Khan and The bodyguard) beat Chief Wahoo Thunderfoot after the bodyguard attacked Thunderfoot. Kirby was supposed to be facing Chris Ridgeway, but the Sheikh announced he wasn’t there (no idea why – I think he did give a reason, but the sound system was so bad I didn’t make it out) and brought out occasional character Chief Wahoo Thunderfoot instead. A very basic Kirby showcase, with all his usual entertaining baddy staples like the Zoidberg Elbow, “SHUT UP KID” etc. This was the debut of his new Sheikh-sponsored look for Kirby, who with his bald head, bare feet and new trousers actually resembles a Hare Krishna.

Dylan Roberts, Soner Durson and Danxig all came out at end of match to slap Wahoo around and call Joey Hayes a coward for backing out of their match. Joey emerged, proving he was actually there, but was held back by referees. This was the angle described earlier. Another note on Roberts is just how convincing he is on promos now. I distinctly remember a few years back a babyface Roberts being absolutely shown up on the mic by Jack Gallagher, and Roberts just standing there dumbstruck like a scolded schoolboy out of his depth. It completely killed any credibility Dylan had as a good guy for the rest of that run. Now, he’s intense, assured, confident, convincing and pretty damn scary.

The interval was next, with GPW Tag Team Champions the Midnight Bin Collection coming out for in-ring photos, which proved popular.

The second half started with Midnight Bin Collection coming back out once again draw the raffle.

Dylan Roberts & Danxig (w/ Alan Alan Alan Tasker) beat The Circus (‘The Ringmaster’ Nicholas Cartier & Noah w/Melanie Price). As a result, Danxig is the winner of the 2015 North West Rookie League. Mel was walking around saying “Yay, I’m good now”. I’d previously written, and I quote, “Danxig isn’t great”, but I’ll be damned if he didn’t look decent here. I’m not convinced by his look, but everything else he did here was spot on and he looked a prospect. Finish came when Mel was knocked off the apron into Tasker’s arms, and he ran off with her to the back, effectively kidnapping her. Cartier went after him, leaving Noah prey to a double-team strike sequence from Roberts and Danxig for the win. This match was so, so much fun, with very good performances from all involved. The heels had the heat on Cartier for an eternity, which had the effect of drawing everyone in in a big way, desperate for Noah’s eventual crazy hot tag. A group of kids of the front row was getting very agitated at Roberts and he was doing his best to antagonise them to the point they were throwing stuff at him, and he spat on the floor towards them. This caused some pissed-up woman sat up near the bar to go MENTAL at Roberts, rushing to the barrier to launch a foul-mouthed tirade of abuse at him. She stuck her hand right in his face and he pushed it away, which caused her to start shouting “ASSAULT! THAT’S ASSAULT! I’M GOING TO REPORT YOU!”. You couldn’t make it up. This seemed to amuse Roberts even more, who was winding her up the entire time he was walking to the back.

Tabu beat Rio (w/Simon R Valour) with a wheelbarrow face-plant. Story here was that these two had dominated GPW’s tag division for years as the Island Brothers under the guidance of Valour. In 2015, Tabu wrestled in singles and started falling out with their oppressive manager, eventually decking him last month. This was what brought Rio, absent for all of 2015 to that point, back to defend his manager, as the Brothers imploded. Great storytelling in this one, and aside from a dodgy patch when they started going through their finish, the work was really good too. These guys are both talented, but Tabu in particular has something and could potentially be special, potentially even with a different gimmick (and I do wonder if this storyline at the moment will lead to him becoming ‘civilised’). Rio kept refusing Valour’s attempts to interfere on his behalf, wanting a fair fight with his brother. The crowd quiet to begin with, but the match won people over and by the time they were going for the nearfalls the audience was hot for the action. Afterwards, Tabu offered Rio a handshake and Rio was on the verge of accepting before Simon interjected, then Rio reluctantly joined the beatdown of his brother.

T-Bone & Ricky J McKenzie & Craig Kollins beat Bubblegum & Midnight Bin Collection (BINMAN & Jett Fashion w/Chrissy From New York). A very strong main event, again lots of fun. The villains isolated and worked over Jett forever, before BINMAN could even tag into the match, dominating and whipping up a storm. BINMAN’s eventual fight back included hiptossing his own tag partner over the top rope onto the assembled devious collective below.

The next show is ‘Friday Night Thriller’ on 23 October. As we continue to build towards the traditional big year-end season-ender, I can’t see any reason why I won’t be there...


Edited by Big Benny HG, 22 September 2015 - 20:45.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:54

So I guess we will make this our regular GPW discussion/preview/review thread, then.

‘Friday Night Thriller 9’ is just a little over a week away, coming next Friday 23 October.  Here’s what they have:

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On October 23rd, Grand Pro Wrestling presents our annual event of unpredictability, GPW: Friday Night Thriller 9!  Tickets are on sale for just £8 per person and are available now!

With more questions than answers after GPW: Back To School, this show is going to be a not-to-miss event!

The doors at the Rose Club, Hindley open at7pm for a 7:30pm start time.  The address of the show is The Rose Club, Atherton Road, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3EU.

Head over to http://www.grandprow....co.uk/shop toget your tickets now!  Tickets are £8 each, £28 for family tickets (2x adults, 2x children under 12) when you pre-book online.  On the door, tickets are £9.50 each or £30 for family tickets.

The warriors are ready; are you?  Make sure you’re there at GPW: Friday Night Thriller 9 to see what goes down!

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GPW Heavyweight Championship
Bubblegum © vs. Ricky J McKenzie

The Heavyweight Title goes up for grabs in the main event of our most unpredictable show of the year – Friday Night Thriller 9 on Oct 23rd!!

After much deliberation, it has been decided that defending Champion Bubblegum puts the title on the line against former Champ, Ricky J McKenzie. RJM won and lost the title on the same night, can he recapture gold from the man who dethroned him? Or will the super popular Bubblegum leave with the title again!?


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Six-Man Tag Team
‘The Priority’ Chris Ridgeway, Nate Travis & ‘Jumpin’ Jimmy Jackson vs. Cyanide, ‘Deadly’ Damon Leigh & ‘Magnificent’ Matthew Brooks

Exciting 6 Man Tag signed for Friday Night Thriller 9!

Nate Travis returns to team with NRWL sensation Jimmy Jackson and the ever popular Chris Ridgeway to take on veterans DDL and Cyanide along with NWRL Opera star – ‘Magnificent’ Matthew Brooks


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GPW British Championship Number One Contender
Ashton Smith vs. Craig Kollins

Another must see match at Friday Night Thriller! The undefeated streak of Ashton Smith goes on the line against the One Man Riot – Craig Kollins. The match determines who will be the No.1 Contender to T-Bone’s British Title!

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The Circus (‘Ringmaster’ Nicholas Cartier & Noah w/Melanie Price) vs. The Bad Lads (Micky Barnes & Drill)
NWRL Runners Up, The Circus take on former GPW Tag Champs, The Bad Lads. A big test for the rookies; be there to see it on Oct 23rd!!

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Sam Bailey vs Nick Maguire
Sam Bailey returns on Oct 23 at Friday Night Thriller to face the man who put him out of action – Nick Maguire!

After putting Bailey on the shelf, Maguire has done the same to Ligero, now Bailey returns for his revenge!



Simon R Valour vs Sexy Kev
Simon R Valour will return to the ring at Friday Night Thriller 9 on Oct 23rd to take on Sexy Kev!!

Valour has warned his former client and tag champion Tabu to watch the match closely as he will be next!


You might remember they announced Joey Hayes vs. Soner Durson on the last show too, with the stipulation that if Joey wins he earns his match with Dylan Roberts.  No idea whether that’s still happening, or if it’s being put off again.  Nothing with tag champs Midnight Bin Collection so far either.

Good, fun looking card.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 20:56

GPW is in a funny old place in 2015. It has produced one of my favourite UK shows this year (the one where Bubblegum won the belt) but also one of the worst (the last show). Fingers crossed this is a good'un as they are more than capable of still producing them. I was gonna be heading to Fight Club Pro's Project Mayhem originally, but it's GPW all the way now



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 16:46

This is tonight.

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 23:25

Results

 

Sam Bailey def Nick Maguire
 

Interview

RJM spoke about his title match later in the night.

 

Nate Travis, Chris Ridgeway and Jimmy Jackson def DDL, Cyanide and Matthew Brooks

After the match, Mohammed R.Khan blindsided Ridgeway as he made his way backstage.

 

British Title No.1 Contendership

Craig Kollins def Ashton Smith via ref stoppage.

 

Dylan Roberts confronted Tag Team Champion Jet Fashion at ringside and assaulted him before challenging him to defend the TTC with Bin Mann against Roberts and Danxig at the next show.

 

The Bad Lads def The Circus via pinfall. After the match, the Bad Lads tried to attack Melanie Price only for Jack Gallagher to make the save. Gallagher announced he had aligned himself with The Circus and challenged The Bad Lads and associate, Alex Jones-Casey to a 6 Man Tag at the next show.

 

Sexy Kev def Simon Valour via pinfall despite the interference by Rio before and during the match. Rio and Valour then further attacked Sexy Kev and concluded the beating by hanging Sexy Kev from the rope using a steel chain.

 

Heavyweight Championship Match

RJM and Bubblegum © fought to a no contest when Craig Kollins attacked both men. Bubblegum then issued a challenge to both RJM and Kollins to face him at the next event.

 

 

Next show: "Double Jeopardy", December 4th at The Rose Club

 

Announced Card

 

The Bad Lads & Alex Jones-Casey vs. The Circus (Jack Gallagher, Nicholas Cartier & Noah w/ Melanie Price)

 

Tag Team Trophy Match

Dylan Roberts & Danxig vs. The Midnight Bin Collection w/ Crissy ©

 

Bubblegum vs Craig Kollins/Bubblegum vs RJM???


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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...