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From the BritWres Vault

A History of British Wrestling: the television era

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By @specficluchador

Greetings, Grapple fans.

Last week, I briefly traced the origins of wrestling in the Great Britain from its pre-Victorian roots to the late 1950’s and the first televised match in UK history that witnessed Francis St Clair Gregory take on Mike Marino. Continue reading “A History of British Wrestling: the television era”


PCW/ROH Supershow of Honour Show Three Results


The penultimate show of the PCW/ROH weekender saw some interesting matches with Dave Mastiff/Adam Cole being the highlight of them. Continue reading “PCW/ROH Supershow of Honour Show Three Results”

PCW/ROH SuperShow of Honour Show Two Results


The second Supershow of Honour transpired in Preston this afternoon with several more impressive match ups.

Here are the results.  Continue reading “PCW/ROH SuperShow of Honour Show Two Results”

PCW/ROH Supershow Night One


The first night of PCW’s annual supershow with ROH provided some great matches, particularly Dar/Lethal and Team Single reDRagon. Here are the results from the first night of action.

Adam Cole defeated El Ligero and Bubblegum to be crowned new PCW Cruiserweight Champion.

Doug Williams defeated Silas Young.

Sha Samuels defeated Kenny King.

Joey Hayes and Martin Kirby defeated Delirious and Dalton Castle.

Dave Mastiff retained the PCW Heavyweight Championship vs Roderick Strong.

Ashton Smith, Dave Rayne, Charlie Garrett and Lionheart defeated War Machine, Cedric Alexander

Jay Lethal defeated Noam Dar.

Team Single (Rampage Brown & T Bone) defeated reDRagon to retain the PCW Tag Team Titles.

A History of British Wrestling: Part One

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By @elspecifico

As Mark Dallas’ hand struck the mat for the third time,  4,000 ICW fans erupted in disbelief and elation as Grado was crowned the ICW World Heavyweight Champion at Fear and Loathing VIII. Continue reading “A History of British Wrestling: Part One”

From the BritWres Vault: Jimmy Havoc vs Eddie Edwards


Over the past few years, British Wrestling has experienced a renaissance: RevPro UK has been at the forefront of the revival. Showcasing the best of British alongside international talent, Rev Pro have engineered several dream matches between the up and coming Brits and imports.

Having rose to prominence as the deplorable champion of Progress, over the past few years Jimmy Havoc has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s best. In this week’s From the BritWres Vault, Havoc takes on one half of the American Wolves, Eddie Edwards.

Available to watch here.

Who? Jimmy Havoc vs Eddie Edwards

What? Singles match

Where? RevPro UK

When? 2015

Discovering Dave Mastiff

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By @SheepRassler

I love wrestling.

From the moment I stumbled across a re-run of Sunday Night Heat on S4C, I was hooked. Thankfully, by starting with an episode of Heat, the only way was up! From the height of the attitude era to the present day, via the ruthless mediocrity of The Great Khali, Luther Reigns and The Spirit Squad, I was along for the ride.

Continue reading “Discovering Dave Mastiff”

From the BritWres Vault: Drew Galloway vs Grado

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In anticipation of one of the biggest wrestling events in UK history, this week’s column focuses on a company that has got fans talking world wide. A 5,000 sell out of the SECC, Glasgow, will be headlined by Grado, plucky underdog, will face Drew Galloway, ICW World Heavyweight Champion, in the main event. Continue reading “From the BritWres Vault: Drew Galloway vs Grado”

From the BritWres Vault: Dave Mastiff vs Kevin Steen


Over the past few years, PCW, a promotion based in the north-west of England, has rapidly established themselves at the forefront of the British Wrestling revival. As well as utilising talent from all around the UK, PCW, as of 2014, run a yearly show with ROH featuring matches that combine the best of PCW with the best of ROH. Continue reading “From the BritWres Vault: Dave Mastiff vs Kevin Steen”

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