UK Wrestling

Royal Ramblings Talk GFW with Jeff Jarrett

Danny Stone | Posted 16.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 Dixie Carter

Danny Stone | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As a promoter, business woman, manager and mother it is clear to see where her tenacious company gets its inspirational work ethic from and whilst she may fulfil numerous roles it's easy to summarise Dixie Carter in three short words: a class act.

Royal Ramblings Meets Mark Andrews

Danny Stone | Posted 03.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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"...

Time for a Change

James Carr | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport
James Carr

My originally scheduled opponent for GPW was 'Dangerous' Damon Leigh. He could not make it as his wife went into labour shortly before the show - I am pleased to confirm that 'Dangerous' Daddy Leigh now has a beautiful baby girl - congratulations to you both! However it did leave JC Thunder with no opponent...

Royal Ramblings: Certificate PG

Danny Stone | Posted 28.11.2014 | 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 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 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:

Moving Forward

James Carr | Posted 05.12.2014 | 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.