UK Wrestling

Royal Ramblings: The British Are Coming

Danny Stone | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Less than a fortnight ago 21 year old 'Paige' (real name Saraya-Jade Bevis) won the WWE Divas Championship on the company's flagship show Raw. However, Paige is not the only Brit climbing the championship ladder...

Royal Ramblings: Its a Fan's World

Danny Stone | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

It's great to be a wrestling fan in 2014. Now more than ever, one can be fully immersed in the storylines and action... With an eye to the future, this wrestling immersion looks set to deepen and so it is perhaps worth identifying some of the markers to here and the direction of future travel.

Reality Hits

James Carr | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Sport
James Carr

One of the first comments people have made to me is how much weight I have lost. Whilst this is usually meant as a compliment, for a professional wrestler it is devastating. Wrestlers don't all have to be bulging meatheads, but it definitely helps to have a good muscular body and more importantly they need to stand out from the crowd.

Royal Ramblings: Wrestlemania Review - No! No! No! and Yes! Yes! Yes!

Danny Stone | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

All in all, WM30 delivered. There were solid matches and nostalgic high points. The most interesting development though is the clear direction of WWE from past to future. The streak is broken, new talents are starting to emerge and the future is exciting. Roll on Raw...

Royal Ramblings: A New Wrestling Blog

Danny Stone | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This is the first of what we hope will be a series of blogs about the world of American wrestling. We are two wrestling fans and PR professionals with first-hand and backstage experience of both the best and worst of wrestling. It is perhaps particularly poignant to start at what fans will know is a high point in the wrestling calendar with Wrestlemania 30 falling on 6 April...

The Decision

James Carr | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Sport
James Carr

By way of background, I have been a professional wrestler before. I wrestled for about 7 years in Great Britain, primarily by the name of JC Thunder. I wrestled for countless promotions in the UK, along with a few shows in the US and elsewhere in Europe, including one tour in Italy where I spent most of my time getting squashed by former WWE stars.

WATCH: Mexican Prison Inmates Set Up Wrestling Programme (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Sport

Two inmates at a Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City, Victor Franco Cruz and Julián Bernabe García, have started a free wrestling programme,...

WWE 2K14 Interview With Bryan Williams From 2K Sports

Andrew Edney | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

I recently had the chance to sit down with Bryan Williams from 2K Sports to talk all things WWE 2K14. WWE 2K14 is the latest in the WWE game franchise, and the first WWE game from 2K Sports.

Olympic Rejection Again for Squash as Wrestling Gets the Vote

James Willstrop | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

On Sunday the world of professional squash just about came to a standstill. Never has one decision seemed to matter so much, nor has any one decision threatened to have greater impact. If squash were to secure a place in the Olympic Games the possibilities looked endless, whereas failure may or may not point to stagnation...

LOOK: Wrestling Cat Fighters - Britain's Scariest Women?

Barcroft Media | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With their doe eyes and smiley faces, you’d be forgiven for thinking butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths. But these young women are actually p...

WATCH: Wrestler Celebrates With A Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Comedy

We love you, Winning Wrestler! Or to give you your full name: gold-medal winning Rasul Chunayev from Azerbaijan. Andy Murray, take note: this is...

British Wrestling Icon McManus Dies Aged 93 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Sport

Mick McManus, one of the most iconic figures in the history of British wrestling, has died at the age of 93. McManus' death was announced by his fr...

Call For Ban On Bikini Jelly Wrestling At Cambridge University

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Wyverns Society have agreed to cancel jelly wrestling in light of pressure from the petition. A spokesman said in a statement: "In the lig...

Five Things I Learned From My First Live Wrestling Show

Paul Rayment | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Sport
Paul Rayment

At the end of April I broke my live wrestling virginity with a trip to London's O2 Arena for the taping of WWE's Smackdown. My brother, who came along too, had been to a few live events before but for me, despite years of watching wrestling on TV, this was my first! It was great fan but instead of a review of the night here's the five things I learned from my first live event.

Meeting Your Heroes: Foley Is God

Jim Smallman | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jim Smallman

Over the past weekend I have been lucky enough to be supporting professional wrestling legend turned stand-up comedian Mick Foley on tour. This is his third tour of the UK that I've worked on, and I think that I'm now familiar enough with him to consider him a friend.

And So the Journey Begins...

Rockstar Spud | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Sport
Rockstar Spud

I made my TNA debut at the Manchester Arena TV Tapings, which have just aired on Challenge TV in the UK and Spike TV in the US. Watching it back was incredible. I remember the roar of thousands of my own countrymen.

The Moment of Truth...

Rockstar Spud | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rockstar Spud

We are currently just hours away from the biggest night of four people's careers - the night when either The Blossom Twins, Marty Scurll or I will win a contract to live out our dreams as a professional wrestler in the United States.

Stepping Into the Unknown

Rockstar Spud | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rockstar Spud

It is currently New Year's Eve 2012 and, as I sit writing this, most of you will already be tucking into a nice pint and wishing your nearest and dearest a "Happy New Year". This is a time to make that new start and venture into the 'unknown' that is 2013.

I'm a Brummie Banker Chasing My Wrestling Dream

Rockstar Spud | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Sport
Rockstar Spud

Eleven years ago, I made the decision that I wanted to be a professional wrestler like my boyhood hero Hulk Hogan. However unlike Hulk and the other global wrestling superstars of the 1980s and 1990s, I'm just 5'4". I'm 10 stone when my wallet is full. NO CHANCE you are saying?

Children Are Cruel - It's Time to Fight Back

Richard Holt | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Holt

Last week I tore a tendon in my shoulder and the pain was really very bad. I would say definitely worse than childbirth, but in the event of first-hand confirmation being unlikely, I'll have to settle for probably worse than childbirth.

Michael Rundle

WWE 13 UK Review: Wrestle-Moanier

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Tech

Wrestling games are really difficult, and - let's face it - usually really bad. That's simply because it's hard to replicate what's interest...

One Week Until My Fight!

Paul Sass | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport
Paul Sass

This week's training has been hard, even more so because it's now the run up to the fight. Here's what I got up to...

2 Weeks to Go Until UFC:Nottingham

Paul Sass | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Sport
Paul Sass

This week's training has been really positive and I'm feeling really great with just 2 weeks left to go until my fight against Matt Wiman in Nottingham on 29 September.

Mexican Wrestlers Perform 'Lucha Libra' For Free In Capital's Poorest Districts (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Caricia (top) and Medic Tercero take to the ring in Mexico City Roll up, roll up, the travelling wrestling show has come to town. Masked and bea...

WATCH: Lembit Opik Stretchered Out Of Wrestling Ring By Paramedics

Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics

Lembit Opik had to be stretchered out of a wrestling ring by paramedics on Saturday after a bruising encounter with a professional fighter. The for...