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Royal Ramblings Meets Drew Galloway

Danny Stone | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

He is a champion the world over, super-talented and arguably one of the most impressive and successful wrestlers of all time but ultimately what makes him great is that Drew Galloway is a fan like you and like us...

Royal Ramblings: Wrestlemania Review - Feed Us More

Danny Stone | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

It was big, bold and beautiful. Wrestlemania 31 was the glorious wrestling-fest that we have come to love, nay expect from the company that rules them all.

Royal Ramblings: Behind the Scenes of Bootcamp

Danny Stone | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This Wednesday, 25 March at 10pm on Challenge TV, TNA will be taking viewers behind the scenes of British Boot Camp 2. In a show which promises exclusive backstage footage and interviews, we will see what it was like..

Royal Ramblings on Tour: Southside Live

Danny Stone | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Southside put simply, deliver a brilliant, well-booked show with awesome talents. We got more than our money's worth and were so impressed we've booked to go again.

Royal Ramblings Meets the Alpha Female

Danny Stone | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

She is one of the most powerful, talented and experienced women in wrestling the world over. Jazzy Bi aka The Alpha Female, has wowed crowds across Europe and Japan. In the UK for some special appearances, she found time to sit down with us and talk about her past, present and future. Make sure to follow the Alpha Female because as ever, she has big things ahead of her.

Royal Ramblings on Tour: RevPro Live

Danny Stone | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Romero was magnificent, his stiff kicks prompting full-throated 'Rocky' chants. An intelligent wrestler, he wove a good story with Bodom, including plenty of pops and notably Romero clinging spider like to the ropes to avoid offences from his opponent.

Royal Ramblings Meets Ric Flair

Danny Stone | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

He's the stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun...

Royal Ramblings Meets Bobby Lashley

Danny Stone | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Lashley showed us that not only is he a master of the ring but of the business. Thoughtful, intelligent, creative and passionate, TNA have a star of which they can and should be proud...

Royal Ramblings: Insane Fight Club II

Danny Stone | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Big and bold, touching and personal, dramatic, comedic and ultimately great TV, ICW recently returned in emphatic style to BBC for 'Insane Fight Club II'.

Royal Ramblings Meets MDA Promotions

Danny Stone | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Across Britain the wrestling landscape is flourishing. Promotions are thriving, events selling out and more frequently we fans are getting to meet and greet our wrestling heroes. MDA Promotions is one of those companies helping to make wrestling fan dreams come true...

Royal Ramblings Meets Vince Russo

Danny Stone | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Vince Russo is one of the best known creative minds in the wrestling world. We were honoured to spend some time with the wrestling supremo and to learn from him. What strikes you most immediately about Vince is his decency...

Royal Ramblings Talk GFW with Jeff Jarrett

Danny Stone | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Global Force Wrestling is not just set to take the world by storm, it is already doing so. Fundamentally changing the approach to how wrestling works, this inspiring new brand is the brainchild of wrestling hero Jeff Jarrett who talked us through their plans...

Royal Ramblings: The IPW:UK Experience

Danny Stone | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

The birth of IPW:UK and its subsequent growth and success is a compelling story, one which promoter and IPW founder Daniel Edler recounted for us. Having worked for wrestling news sites making "a decent living for a 15 year old at the time", Daniel decided to volunteer to help out acquaintances that were running wrestling shows...

Royal Ramblings Meets Rampage Brown

Danny Stone | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

TNA's British Boot Camp 2 reaches its climax this Sunday on Challenge TV at 9pm. In advance of the final, we spoke with the hopefuls about their past, present and future. Rampage Brown has been a standout competitor from day one. With an immense physique, unquestionable talent and superb in-ring ability, he is a most formidable challenger for the TNA crown.

Royal Ramblings Meets Mark Andrews

Danny Stone | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

TNA's British Boot Camp 2 reaches its climax this Sunday on Challenge TV at 9pm. In advance of the final, we spoke with the hopefuls about their past, present and future. High Flyer Mark Andrews has impressed throughout the competition and won us over again with his wit, charm and honesty.

Royal Ramblings: TNA Boots-Up

Danny Stone | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

For those that haven't been glued to Challenge TV at 9pm every Sunday night for the past month or so (or indeed been reading our various blogs on the subject), you will have missed what has been a tremendous showcase of British wrestling talent. TNA has been affording an incredible platform to some of the UK's biggest wrestling stars and they in turn have been "maximising their minutes"...

Royal Ramblings: Certificate PG

Danny Stone | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

We were lucky enough to spend some time with and learn from a BBFC examiner whose job it is to sit and review TNA and WWE content before it goes out for distribution (imagine that, being paid to watch wrestling!) and found the classification process to be impressively thorough and robust.

Royal Ramblings: The Living Legacy of Sting

Danny Stone | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Mark 23 November 2014 in your calendars as the day WWE made history once again and completed a circle that began with the purchase of WCW. During the Survivor Series Pay-Per-View, the iconic Sting made his debut in a WWE ring and solidified himself legendary status as one of the greatest wrestlers to have ever lived.

Royal Ramblings Meets SoCal Val

Danny Stone | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

In the UK for guest appearances at leading conventions in Cardiff and Milton Keynes, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask her some questions about her career both past and future...

Royal Ramblings: The UK Indy Scene - Who's Next? (Part 2)

Danny Stone | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As we mull over TNA's British Boot Camp 2 UK final, we look at some of those that have made the final cut, some that haven't and others that are touring the independent circuit across the UK. Who will be the next breakout star?

Royal Ramblings Does the London Film & Comic Con

Danny Stone | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

All said, the Comic Con is worth visiting if the talent you wish to see are appearing. My advice would be to wait until the timetable is published on the showmaster's forums and arrange your day around either the talk or the photo opportunities or both if they coincide. Keep an eye on the Showmasters website as that's where the guests are announced. Looking to the future, there's Rockstar Spud and D-Lo Brown in Milton Keynes and Davey Hart Smith Jnr in Cardiff.

Royal Ramblings Meets 'The Masterpiece' Chris Masters

Danny Stone | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This week, we had the pleasure of speaking to "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters. Widely known and respected for his time in WWE he is now a king of the independent scene the world over. He's currently in the UK for a series of shows for PCW, FPW and others..

Royal Ramblings Meets Gail Kim

Danny Stone | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

UK wrestling fans are soon to be treated to TNA's second series of British BootCamp. In preparation for the show premiere on 19 October we sat down with BootCamp judge and wrestling legend Gail Kim, here's what she had to say...

Royal Ramblings: Could Priscilla Be Crowned TNA's Queen?

Danny Stone | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Trained as a grappler from a young age and an identifying bisexual by his teens, Ollie was wrestling at only 17 but without any industry role models from the LGBT community. So it was that Priscilla was crowned and her path to stardom begun.

Royal Ramblings: The UK Indy Scene - Who's Next? (Part 1)

Danny Stone | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Paige, Barrett, Neville, Spud, Magnus & Bram - Who will be the next breakout star from the UK independent scene to make it to the big leagues? Whilst we certainly don't profess to be experts, here (in no particular order) is the first part of our bite size guide to some of the top talent working the UK Indy scene today: