STORM v FLEISCH v SPUD – TRIPLE THREAT FOR A TITLE SHOT
The final competitor has been announced for the Triple Threat for a Title Shot match at FWA Hotwired on Sunday, October 16 at Broxbourne Civic Hall.
He is none other than ‘The Wonderkid’ himself, Jonny Storm.
Despite losing two title matches to Alex Shane in 2005, Jonny rebounded with a convincing win over Colt Cabana at Morecambe on July 30 to re-establish himself as one of the leading contenders for Alex’s belt. Insiders believe there is a strong chance that if ‘The Wonderkid’ wins this match, he will go for ‘third time lucky’ against The Showstealer. But you never know – Storm has never worn title gold in the FWA and it is entirely possible that one of the other belts will take his fancy instead.
However, to earn a title match of his choosing first of all ‘The One And Only’ has to get past his long-term friend/rival ‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch and the dynamic Spud. Both men are determined to come out on top and earn themselves an immediate title match at a championship of their selection. All three men recently competed in the Enfield Round Robin Tournament; each has a healthy respect for the others but also a competitive desire to prove they are the best and to earn themselves a championship chance.
To recap the rules of Triple Threat for a Title Shot, the winner of this match can pick any of the FWA’s champions to fight for their belt(s), on the condition that he takes the match IMMEDIATELY after his victory. The FWA has also ruled that a random draw will take place before the show to decide when the three-way will happen on the card. This means the three-way could be the first bout on the show…or it could be the last. All the current champions, ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane, ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen, Stixx and Martin Stone, and Ross Jordan will defend their belts in other matches on the show – so by the time the three-way takes place, we could have new champions….or we might not.
As we’ve said before, this opens up many different scenarios – but one thing is for sure. At Hotwired, one of Jonny Storm, Spud and Jody Fleisch will get their opportunity to wear FWA gold.
SHANE PEEVED AT TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
Incidentally, Alex Shane is said to be furious at the FWA for signing the Triple Threat for a Title Shot match at Hotwired, believing that whoever wins that bout is bound to choose to challenge him for the number one title in British wrestling.
Sources close to ‘The Showstealer’ says he believes this is yet another in the long line of FWA conspiracies against him and his 11-month championship reign, following on from Commissioner Flash Barker’s ruling at Vendetta that, despite a so-called injured back, Shane should defend his belt against the winner of a Battle Royal.
“Alex is beside himself because he believes he’ll have to defend his title twice in one night,” said a source close to the champ.
“Depending on the luck of the draw, he’ll either have to defend against Joe Legend, then against the winner of the three-way after just a short rest, or even worse, he’ll have to go into his bout with Legend having already wrestled once that night. It’s not fair.”
We at frontierwrestling.com think Shane is being extremely disrespectful to Legend, Spud, Fleisch and Storm. After all, it’s possible that ‘The Showstealer’ could lose his FWA Title to Joe, or to the winner of the Triple Threat, and then defending his belt twice won’t be a factor.
Of course, that’s providing the winner of the three-way chooses a shot at the FWA Title over the other championships in the FWA, which is by no means a given.
STIXX/STONE v NEW BREED – THE MATCH IS ON
Curve has finally broken his silence and agreed to accept the challenge of ‘The Twisted Genius’ Dean Ayass to face Stixx and Martin Stone at Hotwired.
The partner of Ashe this week contacted FWA matchmakers to officially agree to the bout, then released a short statement to www.frontierwrestling.com
“Out of respect for the FWA British Tag Team Titles, which The New Breed have held twice before, and to the fans of the FWA for their messages of support, I have decided to accept Dean Ayass’ challenge for Hotwired.
“This was an extremely hard decision for me, given what happened the last time Ashe and I teamed together in the FWA. Although Ashe and I have mended fences since that time, it will be difficult for me to return to Broxbourne Civic Hall – where the incident between myself and Ashe occurred at Crunch 2003.
“However, I view this as a golden opportunity for Ashe and I to wipe the slate clean, and to prove to Dean Ayass, Stixx and Martin Stone that The New Breed is the greatest tag team in FWA history.”
When asked for a comment, Dean Ayass said:
“Noble words, but talk is cheap. I don’t believe for one second that Ashe and Curve can co-exist, bearing in mind what happened the last time they teamed together in Broxbourne. But even if they do manage to get on the same page, it will make no difference. On October 16, Stixx and Stone will prove conclusively just who is the most dominant duo in British wrestling past, present and future!”
JAMES TIGHE SIGNS FOR HOTWIRED
James Tighe will compete at FWA Hotwired against an as-yet un-named opponent.
Tighe is said to be very angry that he has not been asked to compete in the Triple Threat for a Title Shot match, especially as his arch-rival Jonny Storm was given the final spot. James also feels he has something to prove on October 16, because the last time he was in Broxbourne was one of the worst nights of his professional life. Not only did he and Mark ‘Five Star’ Belton lose to Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm, but Tighe was also forced to wrestle a match while wearing an embarrassing clown suit.
Expect James Tighe to wrestle with even more proficiency and intensity than normal on October 16. Whoever his opponent is, will surely have his work cut out for him.
RODERICK STRONG NEWS
The FWA regrets to announce that Roderick Strong will now not be appearing at FWA Hotwired.
This is due to circumstances beyond both the FWA and Roderick’s control. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any disappointment this may cause.
However, Roderick has stated that he would love to come over to wrestle for the FWA and perform in front of the UK fans at a later date. The FWA would like to assure our fans that we are continuing negotiations with Roderick to make this happen.
Tickets for FWA Hotwired (on Sunday, October 16 at Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon, Herts) are now on sale from the Broxbourne Civic Hall box office – tel: 01992 441946. Tickets are priced at £35 for Gold Ringside, £25 for Silver Ringside, £20, £15 and £10. Gold and Silver ringsiders get access to a special dark match Ross Jordan v Stevie Lynn for the FWA British Flyweight Title (doors 5.40pm). For everyone else, doors are at 6pm and bell time is 6.30pm.
Matches already signed are:
THE MAIN EVENT – FWA British Heavyweight Title Match
‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane v Joe Legend
FWA All-England Title Match
‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen v Leroy Kincade
Triple Threat for a Title Shot – winner gets an immediate match for a title of his choosing
‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch v Spud v ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm
FWA British Tag Team Title Match – The New Breed returns
Stixx and Martin Stone (with Dean Ayass) v The New Breed
Chav War Declared
‘The Pukka One’ Darren Burridge v The Manchester Massive
No DQ Grudge Match
Iceman (with Greg Lambert) v Jack Xavier
James Tighe v ?
Dark Match – for the FWA British Flyweight Title
Ross Jordan v Stevie Lynn
MORECAMBE/BLACKPOOL NEWS – AYASS BANNED FROM THE
NORTH, SPUD SIGNS UP!
The FWA disciplinary committee has made a ruling as regards ‘The Twisted Genius’ Dean Ayass.
Last time the conniving manager was on tour in Morecambe and Blackpool, he instigated a vicious attack on Aviv Maayan by his tag champs Stixx and Martin Stone. After reviewing a tape of this incident, FWA officials have decided that Ayass – as the brains behind the ambush – should suffer the punishment. Therefore Dean Ayass has been banned from appearing on the ‘Last Fight At The Prom’ shows in Morecambe and Blackpool.
When ‘The Twisted Genius’ was contacted for comment, he said: “They can call this a punishment all they want, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s a blessing. The more time I spend in the good old south of England and away from those northern monkeys, the better.”
However, we’ve learned that Dean Ayass is actually very concerned about the suspension and has lodged an official protest. This is because he is worried that Stixx and Stone will be forced to defend their FWA British Tag Team Titles at Morecambe and/or Blackpool without him – assuming they remain champions after Hotwired that is. We will bring you more news on this story when we get it.
Meanwhile Spud has become the latest name to sign up for both Morecambe and Blackpool shows, joining ‘The Showstealer Alex Shane, Joe Legend, Johnny Angel, ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm, Spud, Jack Storm, Bubblegum, The Young Doctors and The Manchester Massive.
Tickets are now on sale for the next FWA Live in Morecambe show – ‘Last Fight At The Prom’ – on Saturday, October 22. They cost £16 for ringside, £10 for adults, £7.50 for children (under 16s) and £30 for a family ticket. The box office number is 01524 582803. Doors open at 7pm, bell time at 7.30pm. There is a licensed bar at The Dome.
Before the show proper there will be an FWA Press Conference hosted by the self-professed world’s number one wrestling journalist Greg ‘The Truth’ Lambert in the Waterfront Bar next to the Dome. This starts at 5pm and is open to all over 18s and over 14s accompanied by an adult. Admission is £4 on the door. This will include a meet-and-greet with some of the FWA’s stars including a special one-on-one interview with Joe Legend. Anyone attending the Press Conference will receive priority admission to the show. More details on this soon.
Also signed for this show……THE MORECAMBE RAFFLE! And it’s the final one of the year, too!
The FWA will return to Blackpool’s Vida Centre on Sunday, October 23 – the night after the Morecambe Dome show. Ticket sales are being handled by regional promoters, Jampa Promotions. The box office numbers are 01253 350066/07840 348786.
Ticket prices are £16 for ringside, £10 for adults, £7.50 for children, £30 family.
There is a licensed bar at the Vida Centre and children are allowed into the bar. Fans are advised that no alcohol is allowed in the hall where the show will take place.
See the link http://www.vida.co.uk/locations/?sr=145 for a road map showing how to get to the venue and other venue information.
And the FWA also returns to Enfield on Sunday November 20 for a special matinee show.
The venue is Southbury Leisure Centre, Southbury Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 11YP, Doors 4.30pm Bell Time: 5pm, Approx End: 7.30pm, Box Office: 07930 218 243, £15 Ringside ticket, £10 general admission and some tickets will be available from www.fwaonlineplus.com
More names will be added to these dates very soon and matches for both shows will be announced.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT NEWS UPDATE WITH THE LATEST ON HOTWIRED AND JAMES TIGHE’S OPPONENT