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Royal Ramblings Meets Leva 'Blue Pants' Bates

Danny Stone | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Leva 'Blue Pants' Bates is one of those rarest of talents in professional wrestling, someone who has organically 'got over' with the fans. The WWE NXT...

Royal Ramblings vs Kurt Angle

Danny Stone | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

One key star who fans will be clambering to see is the legendary Kurt Angle. On a tour of the UK to promote TNA's tour and to do his own speaking tour with Triple M Promotions, Kurt proved to us that the three 'I's' which he used to invoke - intensity, integrity, intelligence - were not just a storyline gimmick but rather a true reflection of this incredible man's character.

Royal Ramblings Meets Bram

Danny Stone | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Bram has been one of the breakout stars for TNA. Earlier this year, the company tore up the initial one-year contract he had signed with them in order to negotiate a multi-year deal, citing his potential as a top star...

Royal Ramblings Meets Rey Mysterio (Part 2)

Danny Stone | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Be it WWE, WCW, AAA or elsewhere, regardless of his home Rey Mysterio finds himself welcome across the world by adoring fans. We at Royal Ramblings were lucky enough to welcome him to our base in the UK and ask the great man some questions...

Royal Ramblings Meets Rey Mysterio (Part 1)

Danny Stone | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

For many fans, their very concept sports entertainment is synonymous with one individual - Rey Mysterio. An innovator in the ring, Mysterio can quite rightly claim to have changed the perception of what a superstar looks like...

Royal Ramblings Meets Stevie Boy (ICW Special)

Danny Stone | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This month, following a second major UK tour in six months, Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) did what no other UK promotion has done in over 30 yea...

Royal Ramblings Meets Big Damo (ICW Special)

Danny Stone | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If Damo is right, you'll want to get your hands on one of the last few tickets for ICW's SECC show on 15 November to see him in action. We have more interviews and a review of ICW's KoKo show to come, so keep tuned!

Royal Ramblings Meets Eric Young

Danny Stone | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

There are some wrestlers for whom the mere mention of their name elicits declarations of respect not just from the fans but from their contemporaries....

Royal Ramblings: Wrestling Laid Bare

Danny Stone | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

One of the most frequent questions any wrestling fan will be asked is "isn't it all fake?" Of course, the well informed amongst us will reply that wrestling is simply pre-determined and invite the questioner to perform a 360 degree splash from the top turnbuckle.

Royal Ramblings Put on a Show

Danny Stone | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Don't underestimate just how hard it is and how lucky we are in the UK to have events week in and week out. We encourage you to read our coverage of UK promotions and get to a show. Hard work and love is going into this business and it's important we love it back.

Royal Ramblings: Stars of the Squared Circle

Danny Stone | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

In less than a year Wardust or as it is now known WWL has been making its mark, emphatically, on the British wrestling scene. In less than a month, th...

Royal Ramblings Meets Ophidian the Cobra

Danny Stone | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If you have had the pleasure of watching a Chikara show you'll know how entertaining and exciting the promotion is. If anyone embodies the energy, dynamism and character of Chikara it is Ophidian The Cobra.

Royal Ramblings Meets Robbie E

Danny Stone | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Love him or hate him, one cannot dispute that Robbie E has made a phenomenal impact at TNA since debuting some five years ago. With TNA back in the UK...

Royal Ramblings: GFW's UK Invasion!

Danny Stone | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Over a year ago, we highlighted Global Force Wrestling as one to watch, citing its claim to be "the most fan-interactive and immersive wrestling exper...

Royal Ramblings: Talks TNA with Spud and JB

Danny Stone | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As regular readers will know, we at Royal Ramblings have a huge soft spot for both TNA's iconic British underdog Rockstar Spud and the MC of MC's Jere...

Royal Ramblings: Prepare for Superclash 3!

Danny Stone | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

What do you get if you mix the best wrestling talent from the UK with the top stars from Japan? This October 4th, fans visiting the Superstars of Wres...

Royal Ramblings Remembers Dusty Rhodes

Danny Stone | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

In wrestling, the word legend is overused and the status conferred upon many as time rolls on. For Dusty Rhodes however, it held true meaning being a rank he achieved in life and one that has simply been underlined by his untimely passing. Rhodes was a legend in every sense of the word...

Royal Ramblings Meets the London Riots

Danny Stone | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

When we interviewed The Wolves, they told us that they had been excited to wrestle the "amazing" London Riots. There's a reason. The Riots, James Davis and Rob Lynch, have been making a huge impression across the UK with their fierce, emphatic performances.

Royal Ramblings Meets Diana Hart-Smith

Danny Stone | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Diana Hart-Smith will be known and loved by many wrestling fans. The daughter of WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Stu Hart, the sister of icons Bret and the late Owen Hart, one time wife of the tremendous Davey Boy Smith and mother of the extremely talented Harry or Davey Boy Smith Jr, she has wrestling in her blood...

Royal Ramblings Meets Justin Roberts

Danny Stone | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

For a generation of wrestling enthusiasts, Justin Roberts' golden voice was a gateway to their best loved matches. Having excited and inspired crowds around the world, Roberts' was in London to meet and greet his fans as part of PSI's inaugural London Wrestling Convention.

Royal Ramblings: Ric Flair Live

Danny Stone | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Last month, the Royal Ramblings team ventured out to the UK Midlands in order to meet and hear from the 'limousine riding, jet flying', one and only Ric Flair.

Royal Ramblings Talks GFW With Jeff Jarrett

Danny Stone | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

For those that have been living under a rock, you should know that a new wrestling promotion named GFW is about to explode across the US and that it w...

Royal Ramblings: ICW Special Part 6 - Kenny Williams

Danny Stone | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

In this, our sixth and final instalment we talk to the explosive and exciting Zero-G legend Kenny Williams.

Royal Ramblings: ICW Special Part 5 - Stevie Boy

Danny Stone | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Insane Championship Wrestling is so good it's, well, insane. In our fifth ICW special, we talk to one of the most exciting stars of the promotion, Stevie Boy. We were fortunate enough to join him just after he had successfully captured the ICW Zero-G championship...

Royal Ramblings: ICW Special Part 4 - Grado

Danny Stone | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Insane Championship Wrestling continues to make its mark on the UK wrestling scene. With an ever expanding brand, the company is set to become not just the best in the UK but a worldwide phenomenon. We were fortunate enough to interview one of the MVP's of the promotion, Grado, on the company's recent UK tour.