UK Wrestling

Royal Ramblings: The Living Legacy of Sting

Danny Stone | Posted 25.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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: WWE Live In London

Danny Stone | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Comedy, drama, glorious aesthetics, crowd interaction and celebrity power. The WWE live show had it all. The thousands in attendance went home happy and that is why the company will keep on drawing British fans to its events.

Royal Ramblings Meets Sheamus

Danny Stone | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As WWE began their UK tour, the Royal Ramblings team was fortunate enough to be granted some time with "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus. Intelligent, passionate and determined, the superstar shared his thoughts on WWE's future and his hope that Wrestlemania might one day come to Dublin...

Royal Ramblings Does the London Film & Comic Con

Danny Stone | Posted 29.10.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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 16.10.2014 | 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 15.10.2014 | 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 08.10.2014 | 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:

Moving Forward

James Carr | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Sport
James Carr

Sometimes I try to explain to people how serious wrestling is and how it should be appreciated on a higher level. Whilst they may see it as a simplistic form of pantomime entertainment I prefer to view it as an art form with many intrinsic and complex details that are far too high-brow for the average man.

Royal Ramblings Meets Matt Hardy

Danny Stone | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Some matches stay with you forever. If you're a true fan, one of those matches will undoubtedly feature wrestling icon Matt Hardy. Together with his brother Jeff, he's tearing down the house weekly on TNA's Impact Wrestling show on Challenge TV in the UK. He took some time out to talk to us...

Royal Ramblings: NXT Takeover II Review

Danny Stone | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As Royal Ramblers will know, we have taken a keen interest in WWE's NXT promotion, which is run on the WWE network and soon to be available on these shores. We asked out resident NXT expert, Alex Leventhall to review the most recent NXT pay-per-view, Takeover II and his blog follows.

The Return

James Carr | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Sport
James Carr

So, I am now officially a professional wrestler again, in so much as I occasionally get paid to wrestle! I am genuinely happy to see my last few months of hard work starting to pay off. However, in both matches I didn't feel entirely comfortable and hope that this is just down to what we call in the industry 'ring rust'.

Royal Ramblings: The Underbelly of Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Professional wrestling is a colourful, jolly and light-hearted form of entertainment. We become personally invested in the trials and tribulations of our on-screen heroes (and villains) who shoulder the burden of iconic status for many people across the world. It is perhaps therefore no wonder that news of depression, addiction and death are particularly shocking for wrestling fans.

Royal Ramblings: The Who's Jew of Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

What do wrestling's Paul Heyman, Goldberg and Kelly Kelly have in common? No idea? Well, like the Royal Ramblings team, they too will be celebrating the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah later this month...

Royal Ramblings: Reading Into WWE

Danny Stone | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This is not the first time that WWE has engaged with the literary world of course and the company has an impressive history of promoting reading for children and adults both through its commercial and Corporate Social Responsibility arms.

Royal Ramblings does DDP Yoga

Danny Stone | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Then to the workouts. I am a slow starter and so was rather pleased to see a handy beginner's programme accompanied the DVDs. Working through DDP's 'Diamond Dozen' allowed me to familiarize myself with the yoga positions as I was a complete novice.

Memory Lane

James Carr | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
James Carr

When you last left me I had just started to hit the wrestling training again and had visited a total of three wrestling schools - Future Force, Grand Pro Wrestling and Grapple. All three provided a great gateway back into the world of professional wrestling and Grapple has continued to be a frequent visit of mine. I am very much enjoying being a part of this up and coming promotion.

Royal Ramblings: An Exclusive Inside Look at TNA's British Boot Camp

Danny Stone | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

We at Royal Ramblings were particularly surprised to see how genuine the judging was and the lack of pre-determined outcomes. According to Samoa Joe: "We wanted to set out to give own opinion. A lot people thought this would be pre-concluded process but we're looking for a star".

Royal Ramblings Meets Colt Cabana at the Edinburgh Fringe

Danny Stone | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

So far as wrestling experience goes, Colt Cabana may have one of the most impressive CVs in the wrestling world. He is the undisputed king of the inde...

Royal Ramblings: Made in Britain

Danny Stone | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

We failed to give appropriate time and attention to two huge announcements with equally large implications for the UK wrestling scene... the UK is not only providing top talents for wrestling rosters but is becoming a key strategic outpost in the wrestling world.

Royal Ramblings: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Live in London

Danny Stone | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Piper, who turned 60 in April, has in his lifetime been in an aeroplane crash, stabbed three times and has even beaten cancer... The evening certainly didn't disappoint as Piper began to recount his origins, being mentored and ribbed by the greats and spending far too much time in the dressing room with naked wrestlers.

Royal Ramblings: Meeting Batista, Guardian of the Galaxy

Danny Stone | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As 'Drax the Destroyer' in Marvel's new epic picture Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista plays an integral part of the team that does battle to save the universe... Batista, In the UK to promote the film, sat down with the Royal Ramblings team to answer some of our questions about the film and wrestling.

Royal Ramblings: When Robbie E Met The MP

Danny Stone | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

They've both been labelled as exciting, fast-paced and dangerous but is not often that wrestling and politics collide. Comparing cross-fists with cross-words, Conservative MP Lee Scott met TNA's Robbie E during a recent tour of the UK House of Parliament.