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Thanks to @Big Benny HGfor the list. Ten years on, where are the good and great of the UK scene? Arguably it's been one of the healthiest five years for UK wrestling so where have the pawns landed? 

I'm not an expert on all of the companies nor some of the gimmick changes, so where are they now? 

1 Bubblegum

 

2 Spud (now Drake Maverick)

 

3 El Ligero (now Ligero)

 

4 Martin Stone (now Danny Burch)

 

5 Zack Sabre Jr

 

6 Dave Moralez (now Mastiff)

 

7 Johnny Moss

 

8 Mark Haskins

 

9 Joey Hayes

 

10 Martin Kirby

 

11 Kris Travis

 

12 Jonny Storm

 

13 CJ Banks

 

14 Joel Redman (now Oliver Grey)

 

15 Lionheart

 

16 Johnny Saint

 

17 Terry Frazier

 

18 Marty Scurll

 

19 Darkside

 

20 Cameron Kraze

 

21 Mad Man Manson

 

22 Stixx

 

23 Gilligan Gordon

 

24 Jetta

 

25 Robbie Dynamite

 

26 RJ Singh

 

27 Mikey Whiplash

 

28 James Mason

 

29 Sam Bailey

 

30 BT Gunn

 

31 Derice Coffee (now Ashton Smith)

 

32 Johnny Kidd

 

33 Liam Thomson

 

34 Jon Ryan

 

35 Sha Samuels

 

36 Danny Hope

 

37 Leroy Kincaide

 

38 Prince Ameen

 

39 Chris Renfrew

 

40 Falcon

 

41 Zebra Kid (now Roy Knight)

 

42 Sam Slam

 

43 Kid Fite

 

44 Dragon Aisu

 

45 Andy Simmonz

 

46 Red Lightning

 

47 Robbie X

 

48 Scott Renwick

 

49 Wolfgang

 

50 Paul Malen

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2 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

 

1 Bubblegum

Left the business after an abuse scandal a year and a bit ago.

2 Spud (now Drake Maverick)

WWE main roster

3 El Ligero (now Ligero)

WWE NXTUK

4 Martin Stone (now Danny Burch)

WWE NXT

5 Zack Sabre Jr

One of New Japan's top 'imports'.

6 Dave Moralez (now Mastiff)

WWE NXTUK

7 Johnny Moss

WWE NXT Trainer

8 Mark Haskins

Contracted to ROH; still doing stuff for PROGRESS for now.

9 Joey Hayes

Still a regular in Manchester area. Current FutureShock Adrenaline and GPW Heavyweight champ. Recently debuted for DEFIANT.

10 Martin Kirby

Was on WOS. Regular for DEFIANT, CHAOS, GPW, 3CW and other mainly northern promotions.

11 Kris Travis

Sadly passed away in 2016 after battling stomach cancer.

12 Jonny Storm

Still going on UK and mainland Europe scenes.

13 CJ Banks

Was on WOS recently. Regular for Megaslam Wrestling circuit. 

14 Joel Redman (now Oliver Grey)

Went to NXT; left NXT;  now the top star for All-Star/Superslam Wrestling. 

15 Lionheart

Briefly on WOS. Still headlines ICW and other Scottish groups, as well as running PWE.

16 Johnny Saint

WWE NXTUK trainer & onscreen talent.

17 Terry Frazier

Left wrestling - now modelling, I believe. 

18 Marty Scurll

Contracted to ROH and New Japan.

19 Darkside

Kicked around the Scottish scene for years. Retired?

20 Cameron Kraze

Disappeared from wrestling after a leg injury he suffered while trying (read: failing) to beat Sexy Kev in a sexy dance-off. Really.

21 Mad Man Manson

Retired.

22 Stixx

Retired after a run in PROGRESS, Southside and more. Just returned. Runs House of Pain Wrestling. 

23 Gilligan Gordon

A manager in NGW. Tag wrestler in southwest. 

24 Jetta

Retired for years, but just returned in last couple of years. A star in EVE a d 3CW.

25 Robbie Dynamite

Still doing All-Star/Superslam, 1st Class and things like that, I think

26 RJ Singh

Retired. Did commentary for PROGRESS. Now returned in South. 

27 Mikey Whiplash

Regular for ICW, and runs SOURCE training school, I think.

28 James Mason

Still going on Welsh Wrestling and other family-friendly touring shows. Just did a tour of Japan.

29 Sam Bailey

Regular for FutureShock in Manchester, TNT Liverpool and others. Heads up the WrestlePro school/promotion in Salford. 

30 BT Gunn

Regular for most Scottish promotions. Was on WOS. 

31 Derice Coffee (now Ashton Smith)

Went off to uni & virtually disappeared for years; came back older, wiser & bigger. Top star for GPW, TNT, PCW and FutureShock in Northwest. Now on WWE NXTUK roster.

32 Johnny Kidd

Retired. Came back. Retired. Came back. Retired. Came back. Retired. I think. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

33 Liam Thomson

Still a regular on Scottish scene.

34 Jon Ryan

Retired.

35 Sha Samuels

 Was top star in IPW:UK and RevPro for years. Regular for ICW and PCW, and was one of the stars on WOS. 

36 Danny Hope

Got over in PCW and elsewhere with tassle-based catwalk stuff. Was on WOS pilot as a modern day Macho Man. Still dli6ng Northwest promotions and is currently FutureShock and PCW tag champ, and leader of the big heel group in the latter. 

37 Leroy Kincaide

 Left wrestling to pursue music and acting. 

38 Prince Ameen

Still does DEFIANT and 3CW. 

39 Chris Renfrew

Still does ICW.

40 Falcon

Retired.

41 Zebra Kid (now Roy Knight)

Dropped Zebra Kid moniker and formed The UK Hooligans tag team with brother Zak (Zodiac) Knight. Were top team in PCW for years. Still regular for home WAW.

42 Sam Slam

Left wrestling. 

43 Kid Fite

Still regular in Scotland. Runs PBW

44 Dragon Aisu

Released series of wrestling books under pen name "James Dixon". Now runs the  wrestling side of things for DEFIANT and was producer on WOS series. Still wrestles occasionally for 3CW.

45 Andy Simmonz

Commentator for RevPro. Runs Portsmouth Wrestling school and puts on south coast holiday camp shows.

46 Red Lightning

STILL doing ICW heel authority figure/group leader role, last I saw. 

47 Robbie X

Still doing Southside wrestling, ATTACK!, NGW and more. Put on a mask for recent WOS series.

48 Scott Renwick

Left wrestling. 

49 Wolfgang

One of the main pushed faces on WWE NXTUK. 

50 Paul Malen

Was a tag star alongside Joseph Conners for years as The Predators. Now does Lincolnshire indies and MegaSlam-style tours.

 

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13 hours ago, Big Benny HG said:

44 Dragon Aisu

Released series of wrestling books under pen name "James Dixon". Now runs the  wrestling side of things for DEFIANT and was producer on WOS series. Still wrestles occasionally for 3CW.

No bloody way. I've read a load of his books without realising it was him. Top stuff.

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48 - scott Renwick battled kidney disease and had to get a transplant,  and now features for Reckless Intent now and again in a non wrestling role. There was a fundraising show for him in 2017 that was one of the most heartwarming and fun shows I have ever been to 

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