FWA HOTWIRED – THE FALL OUT
SHANE/ANGEL v LEGEND/STORM TAG MATCH…WITH A TWIST!
Alex Shane is still the FWA British Heavyweight Champion after some typical ‘contractual loophole’ shenanigans allowed him to avoid putting his title on the line against Joe Legend in the main event this past Sunday at Broxbourne.
As Alex had defended his belt on an All-Star show against Legend just days earlier, he had fulfilled his 30-day contractual obligations to the FWA and was able to avoid the title defence. An angry Joe instead put his Japan Heavyweight Title on the line and the former WWE star duly pinned ‘The Showstealer’ cleanly after a 20-minute struggle.
FWA officials were understandably unhappy that Shane managed to worm his way out of the title match, and wanted to ensure he defended the title against the deserving Legend at ‘Last Fight At The Prom’ in Morecambe next Saturday. However, they have already signed the champ to a tag team match at Morecambe with his bitter rival Johnny Angel as his partner. So here is what FWA matchmakers have come up with instead – an interesting scenario involving three of the leading contenders to Alex’s belt, with an incentive for Shane as well:
On October 22, Alex Shane and Johnny Angel will team up against Joe Legend and his partner, ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm. The stipulation is as follows. If Joe Legend scores the pinfall in the match, he gets a definite FWA Title shot against Alex at Blackpool the following night. However, if Jonny Storm – who also has issues with Alex Shane from earlier this year – scores the pinfall in the match, HE gets the title shot at Blackpool. If Johnny Angel scores the winning fall, then he gets a shot at Shane on October 23. But if Alex Shane gets the pin/submission, then neither Legend, nor Storm, nor Angel will EVER get a title shot at ‘The Showstealer’ again….and Shane won’t have to defend his belt at Blackpool at all.
WE HAVE A NEW ALL-ENGLAND CHAMPION!
The All-England Title reign of ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen is over. After just two days shy of two years as the champ, Vansen lost the belt to Leroy Kincade at Hotwired when Leroy pinned him with the Spiral Tap.
Later on the evening before the Alex Shane-Joe Legend main event, ‘The Showstealer’ (accompanied by his other hired gun Charlie Rage) tried to get his cohorts Vansen and Kincade to bury the hatchet to watch his back in his match with Joe. And they agreed, even though Joe – ever the instigator – pointed out to Hade and Leroy that Shane was being self-serving. But in the match itself, although Hade Vansen stayed loyal by hitting Joe Legend with a chair, Leroy Kincade showed that he is now very much his own man by throwing his boss back into the ring.
Whether this signifies a clean break in the erstwhile alliance between the FWA’s two main singles champions, we don’t know at this point. But here’s what we do know. Just announced are the first two names signed for the 20-man Gold Rush at Broxbourne on Saturday, November 26…the winner of which will get an FWA British Heavyweight Title match at New Frontiers 2006. And those first two names are…Leroy Kincade and ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen.
ROSS v SPUD – GOLD RUSH LADDER MATCH SIGNED!
Last night Spud scored a shocking upset win over Jonny Storm and ‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch in Hotwired’s Triple Threat for a Title Shot match. However, he suffered a recurrence of his old knee injury while winning the match, severely hampering his chances in the immediate title shot of his choosing, against FWA British Flyweight Champion Ross Jordan. After Ross worked on Spud’s injury and clamped on a submission hold, Spud passed out from the pain giving the champ the victory.
This was the second time Ross Jordan had beaten Spud when the ‘Pocket Dynamo’ wasn’t 100% fit and therefore, there wasn’t a level playing field between them. After seeing this, FWA Commissioner Flash Barker signed a match for Gold Rush on the spot – with a stipulation that he believes will showcase both of these Flyweight stars at their very best, and decide a clean, undisputed winner. On November 26, the FWA British Flyweight Title belt will be dangled high above the Broxbourne Civic Hall and the only way to win the match, is to climb a ladder and retrieve it.
Meanwhile Spud’s knee injury was checked out after the match and although doctors advised him to pull off next weekend’s shows in Morecambe and Blackpool, the gutsy Brummie is determined to fulfil his obligations and as far as we know…he will be there.
JAMES TIGHE v JONNY STORM AT LAST?….NOT NECESSARILY
Filing his report on FWA Hotwired, Commissioner Flash Barker said he was sick of Jonny Storm and James Tighe interfering in each other’s matches, as their lengthy and bitter war showed no signs of abating in Broxbourne.
Barker has pressed for a singles match to be signed for Gold Rush pitting Jonny Storm against James Tighe – to finally get these two men into the ring to settle their differences one-on-one – but there is a stumbling block. ‘The Wonderkid’ has obligations on an overseas tour of America on the date of November 26. Although Storm is extremely keen to face James Tighe and desperate to accept the bout for Gold Rush, he is contractually tied in to this tour of the States and now negotiations are taking place to try to release him from this legal bind.
We await further news on this developing story…
HE’S HARDCORE…..HE’LL HAVE TO BE!
Mouths dropped open at Broxbourne Civic Hall on Sunday night when our much-loved ring announcer, ‘Hardcore’ John Atkins, stood up for himself when faced with a bullying attack by those disrespectful chavs The Manchester Massive.
Then later on as Declan O’Connor and Joey Hayes (with Donna) battled ‘The Pukka One’ Darren Burridge in a Chav War handicap match, John Atkins couldn’t stand it when The Massive conned referee Andy Quildan into thinking Burridge had cheated and used a ‘bling’ chain as a foreign object. Although the ref disqualified ‘The Pukka One’, John Atkins refused to announce The Massive as the winners.
To clear up the confusion, after realising what had happened Andy Quildan officially reversed his initial decision and the match will now go down in the record books as a no- contest. The Manchester Massive are said to be absolutely furious at this, as they believe John Atkins robbed them of their first win in the FWA.
Later on in the evening, matters took an unexpected turn when Darren Burridge chose the mild-mannered announcer as his tag team partner for a Gold Rush rematch with The Massive. John Atkins….as a wrestler? In a match? The mind boggles.
We’ll have more news on John Atkins’ reaction to this surprising development in our next news update. Also we advise FWA fans to keep an eye on events this coming weekend in Morecambe and Blackpool, when ‘Hardcore’ John will be the ring announcer and The Manchester Massive are booked on both shows.
On Saturday, just as FWA officials were announcing Paul Travell as Jack Xavier’s replacement in the No DQ match at Hotwired, word came through that Iceman had suffered a broken collar bone in a match for another UK promotion.
Iceman was taken to hospital and the injury was deemed so serious that he is out of action for an undetermined length of time.
FWA matchmakers felt they had no choice, in the absence of a suitable opponent for Paul Travell, to cancel the No DQ match at Hotwired. Paul Travell in particular is said to be extremely frustrated by this weekend’s turn of events and we will keep you updated on The Righteous One’s next move.
One of the biggest shocks at Hotwired saw the return of Nikita after a lengthy absence from the FWA, as she interrupted Jane Childs’ boasting speech and then challenged American female wrestling star Simply Luscious.
The finish of their match was extremely controversial and as a result of Luscious’ disputed victory, FWA officials have decided to sign rematches between Nikita and the American for both the Morecambe and Blackpool shows this coming weekend.
As for Jane Childs, the executive assistant to the FWA Managing Director was obviously stunned to see Nikita come back. Obviously Ms Childs thought she’d seen the last of the ‘Queen of Chaos’ after she paid for her to be taken out back at Carpe Diem 2004. When www.frontierwrestling.com contacted Jane for a comment, we only got her out of office autoreply – saying she’s out of the country on business and will be away for two weeks. It sounds like Ms Childs has no intention of travelling up north next weekend to confront Nikita once again.
…AND SO DO THE BREED
It was as if they’d never been away – Ashe and Curve of The New Breed hardly missed a beat as they made their return to the FWA as a team, for the first time in two-and-a-half years. And although they just came up short against FWA British Tag Team Champions Stixx and Martin Stone, they pushed Dean Ayass’s duo all the way in a thrilling matchup.
FWA officials were said to be immensely impressed with The New Breed and immediately invited them to be part of Gold Rush on November 26, although as yet their role in the show has not been confirmed.
It was also surprising to see Andy Simmons making an appearance at Hotwired to introduce the Breed and make it clear to Stixx, Stone and Ayass that although his association with Hampton Court may be over, he still has his eye on finding a new partner and recapturing the FWA British Tag Team Titles.
In the aftermath of Hotwired, it was announced that as Stixx and Stone have fulfilled their title defence obligations for the moment and given that Dean Ayass is suspended from the October 22/23 shows, ‘The Twisted Genius’ has decided to give Martin Stone the weekend off as reward for his recent efforts. But although Stone and Ayass will not be there, Stixx will be sent up north as a representative of the tag champs and will compete in singles action on both the Morecambe and Blackpool shows.
The bullying powerhouse has now issued an open challenge to anyone brave enough to face him on both of this weekend’s shows. We’ll bring you more news on this as it breaks.
WELCOME BACK MIKE
The FWA is pleased to announce that Mike Bishop will return to refereeing duties this coming weekend at Morecambe and Blackpool.
Mike was hospitalised earlier this year with a serious leg injury but we are glad to report that he has now made a complete recovery. We are looking forward to welcoming back one of the most highly-respected officials and nicest guys in British wrestling.
The full card so far for FWA Live In Morecambe this Saturday is as follows:
THE MAIN EVENT –
‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane and Johnny Angel v Joe Legend and ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm
Nikita v Simply Luscious
Spud v Jack Storm v Bubblegum
Dr Dirk Feelgood (with Dr Jason Allbetter) v Joey Hayes (with Declan O’Connor)
Stixx v mystery opponent
AND – The Morecambe Raffle
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.
The full card for FWA Live In Blackpool at the Vida Centre on Sunday, October 23 is as follows:
THE MAIN EVENT – unless Alex Shane scores the pinfall/submission at Morecambe the night before, he will defend the FWA British Heavyweight Title against either Johnny Angel, Joe Legend or ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm
Nikita v Simply Luscious
Jack Storm v Bubblegum
The Young Doctors v The Manchester Massive
Stixx v mystery opponent
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. The show starts at 6.30pm.
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.
LONDON EXPO NEWS
Stars of the FWA will once again compete during the London Expo at the Ex-Cel Centre in Docklands over the weekend of Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.
Some of the names expected to appear on these dates will include ‘The Showstealer’ Alex Shane, Martin Stone, The Manchester Massive, Nikita and Simply Luscious.
For more details on this huge sci-fi, sports and cult memorabilia extravaganza, featuring a whole host of star guests including from the world of wrestling Team 3D (formerly known as The Dudley Boys), please log on to www.londonexpo.com
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; some tickets will be available through FWA On-Line Plus.
We understand that FWA matchmakers are putting the finishing touches to some matches for this show and we hope to have an announcement in our next update.
GOLD RUSH 2005
Already signed for FWA Gold Rush at Broxbourne Civic Hall on Saturday, November 26 are the following matches:
The 20-man Gold Rush – winner gets an FWA British Heavyweight Title shot at New Frontiers 2006
With ‘The South City Thriller’ Hade Vansen and Leroy Kincade – and more names to be announced
Ladder Match for the FWA British Flyweight Title
Ross Jordan v Spud
Chav War II – Tag Team Challenge Match
‘The Pukka One’ Darren Burridge and ‘Hardcore’ John Atkins v The Manchester Massive
Tickets are NOW ON SALE for FWA Gold Rush from the Broxbourne Civic Hall box office on 01992 441946. They are priced at £35 for Gold Ringside, £25 for Silver Ringside, £20, £15 and £10. Gold and Silver ringside ticket holders will
ACADEMY SUPERSHOW NEWS
The Hotwired weekend kicked off with the second FWA Academy Supershow on Saturday, October 15. Results were as follows:
Stixx and Stone beat Raj and Rishi Ghosh; Darren Burridge beat Eamon O’Neill and Nikita; Dan James and Harry Mills beat Alan Gallagher and Tyrone Johnson; Hade Vansen beat James Tighe; Max Voltage beat Aviv Maayan, Bubblegum and Ross Jordan in a four-way; Mark Sloan and Ollie Burns beat Paul Travell and Matt Campbell; Alex Shane beat Dan Head by DQ.
The show raised £1348 towards aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thank you very much to everyone who donated.
The next FWA Academy show, Revenge On The EntouRAGE, takes place at Buckland Community Centre, Portsmouth, on Friday October 28. Admission is £5 for a 7pm start.
STAY TUNED TO OUR NEXT NEWS UPDATE WITH MORE PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GOLD RUSH!