In one fell swoop, WWE has changed the landscape of British Wrestling. At a press conference in London, jaws dropped as Paul "Triple H" Levesque revealed that the company would be hosting a two-night tournament on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January 2017 at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom in order to crown its first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion live on the WWE Network. The next step, it is hoped, is a weekly UK show.
In Disney's Moana, these two worlds collide, principally through one of its key characters played by Hollywood megastar Dwayne Johnson but to loyal readers best known as The People's Champion, The Rock. So surprising though it may be, here are our top three reasons Rock fans can be excited for Disney's Moana...
For most people, a WWE run would be the crown jewel in their career but Drew Galloway continues to lead the wrestling world. His roots are in the mighty Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) and as one of its MVP's he's helping add to the companies international fan base which includes Olympic hero Kurt Angle...
To me they were invincible, their oily and toned physiques worked the stage like gladiators of a long past era. Such godly figures - mostly - could work the crowd with immense ease; a single action could be the difference between utter silence and thunderous applause. How could I not be attracted to such power.
ICW is the BEST WRESTLING promotion in the WORLD. It showcases world class talent and features the biggest names in the industry. ICW can rival any company, pound for pound. We might not have the same exposure as TNA, ROH or even WWE, but you can put any ICW Roster member on any of their shows and they'll blow you away.
The aspects of entertainment that wrestling does not reach are few and far between and so it should come as no surprise that the Edinburgh Fringe, the pinnacle of the comedy calendar, is not devoid of wrestling input this year. Running from the 5 - 29th August in and around Edinburgh Scotland, the Fringe will play host to some of the world's top comedians and other entertainers.
This week was a momentous one in WWE history. On the first ever SmackDown Live show, the WWE Draft sorted WWE Superstars into competition for either Monday Night Raw, under the new management of the legendary Mick Foley or SmackDown, controlled by the head of the 'Yes Movement' Daniel Bryan. Both Raw and SmackDown will now feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams. WWE's 'New Era' has truly begun.