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Royal Ramblings: Through the Shattered Glass

Danny Stone | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If you are lucky enough to meet Jeanie Clarke, you will likely find yourself instinctively drawn to her. Warm and kind, she has a disarming smile, is down to earth and continues to cut a striking figure. It is little surprise that she reached infamy in the wrestling world as 'Lady Blossom' the valet to 'Stunning' (and inspiration behind the subsequent moniker for 'Stone Cold') Steve Austin.

Royal Ramblings: Five Reasons To Get Networked

Danny Stone | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If you are a wrestling fan then the chances are you have already signed yourself up to the WWE Network. If not, what are you waiting for? In the best ...

Royal Ramblings: The Al Snow Wrestling Academy

Danny Stone | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

The Al Snow Wrestling Academy (ASWA) is the hottest wrestling innovation in town. Pairings announced by the ASWA include MuchMedia, Impact Wrestling, ...

Royal Ramblings: In Tribute to Kris Travis

Danny Stone | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

In the shadow of the Wrestlemania weekend, the British wrestling world lost one of its brightest stars and most favourite sons. Kris Travis, the 'Shooting Star' passed away after a two year battle with stomach cancer.

Royal Ramblings: Antisemitism and Racism in Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Antisemitism is on the rise across Europe and here in Britain too. As with so many of society's ills, wrestling is not immune to it...

Royal Ramblings Meets the Alpha Female: Round 2

Danny Stone | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Bold, beautiful, brave and brutal the Alpha Female is one of Europe's finest exports. Having returned from a stint in Japan, Jazzy is back home but won't be resting up...

Royal Ramblings Does wXw's 16 Carat Gold

Danny Stone | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Over the course of nearly 4 hours, wXw put on some top quality entertainment. The atmosphere, the production value, the card, the talent and so much more had been carefully and thoughtfully weaved together to make for a great night. 16 Carat is named Europe's biggest and most famous wrestling tournament. Perhaps it ought to be called its greatest. Make sure you get there next year to see what all the fuss is about.

Royal Ramblings Meets Kevin Owens on the Road to Wrestlemania!

Danny Stone | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Kevin Owens is one of the most exciting Superstars on the WWE roster. It's amazing to think that Wrestlemania 32 on 3 April 2016, will be the first time that he has performed on 'The Grandest Stage of Them All'.

Royal Ramblings: The Ringside Perspective

Danny Stone | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If you've been to a wrestling show recently, chances are you've seen a fast-moving, bespectacled, fan-beloved and yet understated photo wizard at ringside shooting the talent. This man is Oli Sandler AKA The Ringside Perspective and he is the go-to guy for many key UK wrestling promotion's photography needs.

Royal Ramblings Meets Jim 'JR' Ross

Robert Rams | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Sport
Robert Rams

Jim 'JR' Ross, for the majority of wrestling fans growing up today, is the voice of wrestling. Having sound-tracked their most enjoyable wrestling eve...

Royal Ramblings Reviews: The Condemned 2

Danny Stone | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Randy Orton is one of the most celebrated stars in the WWE Universe. Known as 'The Viper' Orton's unpredictable, serpentine strikes leave his in-ring ...

Royal Ramblings: TNA Rocks Wembley

Danny Stone | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

They came, they saw and they tore the house down. Last week, TNA wowed a big London crowd as they hit the UK for their annual 'Maximum Impact' tour.

Royal Ramblings Meets Beer Money!

Danny Stone | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Beer Money, James Storm and Bobby Roode collectively, are one of wrestling's most successful tag-teams of all time. In the UK on the eve of TNA's Maximum Impact tour (details on the poster below), we took the pair on a visit to Parliament to give them a little bit of history...

Royal Ramblings: TNA's UK Tour Poll Won By Fans

Danny Stone | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

They've only gone and done it. As Dixie Carter announced on Impact which airs in the UK on Challenge TV, TNA have booked three of the UK's finest talent for their forthcoming Maximum Impact Tour...

Royal Ramblings: From Dreams to Reality, TNA's Brass Ring for Brits

Danny Stone | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

"It was all a dream" begins Jay-Z's Hip-Hop classic but for Royal Ramblings, dreams have turned unexpectedly into reality and for one British Wrestler...

Royal Ramblings: The Al Snow Wrestling Academy

Danny Stone | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Some 18 months ago, Royal Ramblings sat down with wrestling icon Al Snow. It was one of the most interesting, in-depth and educational wrestling-rela...

Royal Ramblings: Five MORE Reasons TNA's UK Tour Will Rock

Danny Stone | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As we enter the New Year, there are plenty of reasons for fans of wrestling to be excited. Not least because TNA is due to hit our shores later this month on the Maximum Impact 8 Tour.

Royal Ramblings Reviews 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

Danny Stone | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

The Turkey has been carved, the presents unwrapped, the stockings emptied and post-Christmas blues are threatening. What better way to boost your spir...

Royal Ramblings Meets the Villain Marty Scurll (ICW Special)

Danny Stone | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) only uses top talent on its cards. It was no surprise then that we witnessed 'The Villain' Marty Scurll battle for...

Royal Ramblings Meets the GZRS (ICW Special)

Danny Stone | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

They might be relative newcomers as a tag-team on the UK scene but the GZRS have taken the wrestling world by storm. They've sold out T-Shirt stocks w...

Royal Ramblings Meets Billy Kirkwood (ICW Special)

Danny Stone | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, JBL and many others have provided the soundtrack to some of wrestling's greatest moments. That was until ...

Royal Ramblings Meets Jimmy Havoc

Danny Stone | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If there is one wrestler that perfectly captures the energy, excitement and popularity of British wrestling it is the ludicrously talented Jimmy Havoc...

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...