Interview – Kat Von Kaige

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Blog Kat thanks for taking part in this interview, could you first of all please give the readers a quick introduction to yourself??
Hi guys. I’m ‘The Vintage Villainess’, and ‘leading lady’ of professional wrestling.. Kat Von Kaige.
2. Let’s talk about growing up first of all, who would you say were your favourite wrestlers growing up and who would you say inspired you to become a wrestler??
My faves growing up were Lita, The hardy boyz and Trish. I didn’t care much for the mens wrestling. I was always super interested in the women. Trish, Lita and Victoria were all massive inspirations to me growing up. More recently, i fell in love with Nikki Bella at the same time I rekindled my love for wrestling.. so i guess watching Nikki gave me that push to actually pursue my dream.
3. Next of all, how did you get involved in wrestling training, who trained you and how would you rate that experience and finally if there are any potential new wrestlers reading this what advice would you give them??
I literally googled ‘how to become a professional wrestler’ hahaaa. I found some forum, where they literally gave you step 1-5 of how.. 1st of course, being find and join a wrestling school.. so i did. I joined Dragon Pro wrestling academy in Newport, South Wales. My regular trainers for the early part of my training was Ian Williams III and ‘Flying’ Mike Bird. I had an excellent experience, and felt like I finally found somewhere, where i fit in.. and different to regular school.. i wasnt the ‘weird kid’ anymore! My advice to any potential new wrestlers is, stop thinking about it and do it! Take the plunge! It may be the best thing you ever do, and will change your life!!
4. You are facing Angelina Love on the 28th July for Exposure Entertainment in Llanelli, are you looking forward to facing off against Angelina and do you have any words for her ahead of the match??
In all honesty, I’m so nervous! Shes someone i basically grew up watching, and its an absolute honour to share a ring with her.. its actually my birthday on that day so WHAT A BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!!
5. You are making your debut for HOPE Wrestling on June 30th facing one of the brightest talents in the U.K. right now Bobbi Tyler, are you looking forward to this and have you got any words for Bobbi??
Well, I’ve wrestled Bobbi in the past at a HOPE trainee show. Granted it was a triple threat, and she did infact win.. i’m not worried. I feel in a singles format.. she has no chance, and i look forward to celebrating my victory #VISFORVICTORY
6. At the start of the year you went over to Denmark to wrestle for Bodyslam Pro Wrestling in front of over 400 people, how was this experience and what other countries do you have on your radar to go and wrestle in this year and beyond??
Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved it.. its still the biggest crowd ive worked in front of.. and the Danish fans are just amazing. Crazy! So invested. I wrestled in Denmark for my last show of 2016 and also started my year out there, and I love Denmark!! Bodyslam is such a cool promotion, if anyone is on holiday in Denmark and you see a poster! I strongly recommend you attend!! I’m hoping to tick a lot more countries off my list this year and beyond so keep your eyes peeled!
7. You are from Wales one of the best parts of the country for Wrestling at the moment with the likes of Nixon Newell, Flash Morgan Webster, Mark Andrews, Mike Bird and Wild Boar and a lot more coming from there, would you say that the likes of the names mentioned have been a real driving force in bringing it up to where it is today and does it inspire you??
Yess!! Wales seems to be a real hot bed of talent, and im so honoured to have been trained by all of the names you mentioned. They’ve definitely been a driving force, they really put Wales on the map and set the bar for the Welsh wrestling scene, which was pretty much dead before those guys made such a massive impact.
8. What are your future ambitions in wrestling and where do you see yourself in 5 years time??
My aspiration right now is to just continue making a name for myself on a national, but also European level! I’m not the kind of person that likes to make 5 year, 10 year plans. I really just tend to focus on the short term, and live for now. But hopefully in 5 years, I’ll still be wrestling and would have made an impact in womens wrestling.
9. Where can the readers find Kat Von Kaige on social media and where can promoters book you if they are reading this??
So you can reach me on twitter, instagram and facebook @katvonkaige. If you want to check out my matches, you can do that by typing in Kat Von Kaige on youtube. For any promoters, you can reach me on the vices above or drop me a personal email at katvonkaige@outlook.com
10. Have you got any future dates where the readers can see you live or projects you wish to plug to end the interview off??
Some upcoming dates for you guys:
HOPE June 30th.
PROW Jul 9th.
SWA Jul 15th.
KPWA Jul 16th.
RIW 22nd.
EWE Jul 28th.

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Interview – ‘The Wolf of Brawl St.’ Alexander Roth

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Blog Alexander thanks for taking time out to do this interview, first of all could you give the readers a quick introduction to yourself??

I am the Wolf of Brawl Street, Alexander Roth
From south london, former musician, dancer and an all around nang individual. Been wrestling 2 years now and i am a avid gamer.

2. Next of all did you watch wrestling growing up and if so who would you say were the standout names for you who inspired you??

The Rock, Chris Jericho, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles.

3. How did you then get involved in wrestling training, who had a hand in it and how was the experience

I did my googles man, found training schools and sessions all over England but decided on one closest to home.
I messaged a few guys on Facebook originally cause not one of my own friends was into our sexy “sport” and after a chat here and there off i went. The experience was really good man, first session ever was a Doug Williams seminar and it was pretty much everything i imagined and more to be honest.

4. You team with Kieran Kurupt as the Hitset, how did the team form and do you personally prefer wrestling singles or doing tag team wrestling??

Kurupt and i were training buddies, we always got along from day one cause we can relate to one another on SO many things, the team formed from me wanting to lead a stable of guys, after a few changes Kurupt and myself decided a tag team would work best. Right now I enjoy both enough to say theres no winner between the two.

5. Speaking of the Hitset, you made your Sacrifice Pro debut recently in a losing effort to the Bromantics, what are your thoughts on your debut and also on your opponents the Bromantics??

Sacrifice Pro was lit, the Hitset debut was a fun ride, hoping the bosses over there haven’t lost my number to be honest would love to go back, plus any time i or anybody fights over there it will be for their chosen charity and you just cant fault that. Man, those Bromantics had their hands the cheat button so they both suck. Hitset will happily slap them around again any time, win or lose.

6. On the 13th July you take on 1/2 of the London Riots, Rob Lynch in a chairs match for Anarchy Pro Wrestling in Amersham, are you looking forward to wrestling in front of a more adult orientated crowd and have you got any words for Rob ahead of the match??

Most definitely, the family shows are always fun but doing the over 18 shows are where the Wolf of Brawl Street shines, thats where you will see just how wild and untameable i am.
Rob Lynch will be taking a pew come the 13th, thats all i gotta say about that.

7. You are also wrestling for Tapout Wrestling against James Mason on July 16th who is seen as a bit of a legend, what are your thoughts going into the match and are you eager to win having come close to beating Doug Williams last time??

Yeah man, i am looking forward to having a wrestle with James, this isn’t the first time we have worked so i got an idea of what to expect, while he is on the offensive wise. I am wrestling for respect, no more and no less.

8. What are your future ambitions in Wrestling and where do you see yourself in 5 years time??

Just be as successful as i can be man, i don’t do plans. I believe Captain Cold said it best “Make a plan, Execute the plan, Expect plan to go off the rails, Throw out the plan”.

9. Where can the readers find ‘The Wolf of Brawl St.’ Alexander Roth on social media and where can promoters book you??

Under “Aroth7” on all notable social media sites, if all else fails – “Alexander Roth, Wolf of Brawl Street” on the google machine and bobs your buddy.

Promoters: arothbookings@gmail.com or social media me up.

10. Have you got any future dates you wish to plug to end the interview off??

Bookings with UKPW, ACW, NFW, DOA, EWA and more all coming up from July onwards, head to my facebook page for event details and purchases.
Thank you British Wrestling Revival and welcome to the #Rothpack

#WolfofBrawlStreet
#Hitset

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Blu-ray Review – WWE WrestleMania 33

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Welcome BWR readers to another week and another review and this time once again we are going to take a look at a WWE title. This week we get the release that many people do buy every year whether on PPV or on Home Video through DVD or Blu-Ray, WrestleMania 33.

This review hasn’t been released until now by the way only due to the fact that I released the Seth Rollins one late due to illness so I am currently playing catch up but because I have no more WWE reviews to speak of over the next week or so it should be back to release date releases from now on!

Back to the review, I didn’t watch WrestleMania when it was live or even afterwards as unfortunately someone I know spoiled the big happenings of the night so I didn’t really want to watch it till a review so unlike some reviewers for this title, I am going into this almost blind as I know what happened but not properly watched it.

Now to the matches and my thoughts on them along with the important rating and my final thoughts on the release!

We start off the show with AJ Styles vs Shane McMahon which despite being the opener was in my opinion the best match on the whole event. To be honest though with it being AJ Styles involved I thought that it would be at least alright but it was a lot better than I expected. It was a normal match but still we got some great spots which are only there for Mania mainly due to the referee being taken out. Other spots included a trash can for the Coast to Coast and also AJ avoided an elbow drop through the table. This led to Styles going for the Phenomenal Forearm, Shane doing a DDT to reverse it and then trying a SSP which was the moment where everyone thought that Shane might do it and beat one of the best in the world but Styles finally hit his Phenomenal Forearm to get the victory and a brilliant start to the show.

The next match was the feud ending match between Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens which was another great match to continue the show and I would describe it as more of a fight than the last match with both men knocking ten bells out of each others and spending the match countering each others moves to show that neither man was willing to lose and wanted to give it everything. Kevin Owens won to become the new United States Champion, Jericho countered multiple powerup powerbombs and ended up putting Owens into a codebreaker which Kevin got out of of course. Owens ended up getting a brilliant ending to the match by hitting a powerbomb against the side of the ring apron and then went and got the win. I predicted this win at the time as Jericho seems to slide in and out of the WWE all of the time which is a shame but this win will elevate Owens even more. Overall another great match and two in a row on PPV’s is usually not a normal occurance.

Next up we got a RAW Women’s Championship Elimination Match between Bayley, Charlotte, Nia Jax and Sasha Banks.  These 4 I would say are good choices from WWE to showcase the best of the women on RAW. Nia Jax started off dominating as expected so all 3 men had to come together to attack her and when Charlotte went for a Powerbomb, Bayley and Sasha joined her and this helped them to get the early elimination of probably the biggest threat in the match. Next to be eliminated was Sasha Banks by Charlotte and considering I predicted Charlotte to win this as she is always a safe bet on Pay-Per-Views it was going pretty well. Banks ended up applying the Bank Statement but Charlotte dastardly rolled out and kicked Banks into an exposed turnbuckle to eliminate her afterwards

Bayley though surprisingly in my eyes though ended up winning by pinfall. Charlotte after eliminating Sasha tried applying pressure to Bayley but Bayley had it all covered. They went to the top and Bayley hit a back body drop and then an elbow drop off the top rope to win the match in the end. Overall an alright match, I prefer Charlotte to Bayley so I would of preferred a win for her but considering I thought this might be the dud match of the night it surprised me and was an alright watch.

Next up was the moment of the night for me, not so much the mach of the night. The Hardy Boyz surprisingly returned to the WWE for the ladder match. My friend who loves the Hardys went mental at the time and as did the crowd at the Camping Stadium. I started watching WWE in the era of the Hardys so for me it was a surreal moment as well and to finally see them back in a WWE ring is DELIGHTFUL! The match was alright in itself, not the best ladder match I have ever seen but due to the Hardys entering it and giving us that WrestleMania moment and winning them in the end it gets an elevated score from me! A flurry of moves led to the win with Matt hitting a Twist of Fate on Anderson, Jeff swanton bombing off the ladder onto Cesaro to put him through the ladders before Matt came back and went up the ladder to claim the WWE Tag Team titles and become 7 time holders of them! Brilliant moment!

Next up we probably got the worst match of the night, John Cena & Nikki Bella vs The Miz and Maryse. The match didn’t really last long and was not terrible but it didn’t really have much of a build and was completely there to promote Total Divas and the event which happened after the match. Cena hit the AA and Nikki the new and improved Rack Attack to get the win. After the match of course as has been heavily publicised Cena finally proposed to Nikki bringing an end to a long running saga where if you watch Total Divas which I don’t anymore you will know that despite Nikki wanting to marry John, he didn’t want to marry again after separating from his old wife so this came as a bit of a surprise and was a good moment for both parties but despite this it was a shame that Cena and The Miz in particular weren’t used in more high profile matches but while not terrible, this was probably the worst match on the card!

Next up was Seth Rollins vs Triple H in an Unsanctioned Match. This match was quite good and this is unsurprising considering the two men involved. Stephanie McMahon accompanied HHH to the ring  which gave a sniff that potentially she might be involved at some point and it was something I was waiting for and it did not disappoint. Stephanie got on the apron to try and distract Rollins and make sure that her husband ended up winning the match as it looked like he was on the verge of losing and grabbed Rollins. Hunter went for the kill (nice pun there) but Rollins ended up shoving Hunter meaning that Stephanie ended up crashing through the table. Rollins then hit HHH’s finisher Pedigree to grab the win. Overall a very good match and was even better with Stephanie involved as it meant that we got the finish we did and also gave that element of suspense throughout as to whether or not she would interfere.

Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt ended up following this which was terrible. This was for the WWE Championship and the champion lost one PPV after he won it and after 11 minutes which in my opinion is not very good and lacks logic from the WWE. Maybe it was because of the fact that they were running low on time and had lots of matches to pack in so that they didn’t have to do what they have done in the past which is omit matches from the card but overall I thought it was a shame with this match as I thought it would be really good but in reality it didn’t live up to it’s billing. The ending took place with Wyatt hitting a Sister Abigail but only getting two, he went for it again but punched him and Orton shoved him and hit his RKO to win the WWE title. Overall if your wanting to skip any matches I would for this one, only bad point of the PPV so far though.

Next up was Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar which was of course going to be the feud ending match between the two. Despite Goldberg literally only wrestling about 3 minutes in his WWE run I think it has been really good because waiting for someone to return for so long and it happening means that no matter how bad or good they are on return you are just happy they are back, that’s how I see it anyway. Lesnar ended up winning in more of an even albeit a quite short match as expected, this put Lesnar over and effectively ended Goldberg’s run in the WWE and brought Lesnar’s dominance back after he was embarrassed by Goldberg. He ended up hitting 7 German Suplexes followed by two more before hitting his tenth to assert his dominance, he picked Goldberg up and hit an F5 to get the win. Good win and worth watching if you have followed the storyline and despite him being part time it is good to see Lesnar back with a title.

We got a bit of a cool off match but it was Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch vs Mickie James vs Carmella vs Natalya vs Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s title meaning that it was likely that Alexa might end up losing it. Despite it being almost the cool off before the main event it was a good match that may of been short but due to how many people were in it meant that there was a lot of near falls with Mickie coming close as well as Natalya and it was a bit like earlier but with less time a showcase of what SmackDown’s Women’s Division can do and it was a good match. It was great to see Naomi win it as if there is one superstar in the Women’s Division that is deserving of a title run it is Naomi and with Alexa going to RAW (Spoiler!) it means she can have a good run with the title and so I am glad.

Finally we got Roman Reigns vs The Undertaker in the main event. As some people may know, I am not a big fan of either wrestler and in my eyes Taker has not had a good match since Mania 25 and 26 but I am not here to disrespect an obvious legend of the business. This match was alright but not the best, some of Taker’s offence such as the Hell’s Gate and the Reverse Tombstone were quite sloppy and not the Undertaker we know. Undertaker came back towards the end after kicking out constantly to Reigns but the crowd were just not into it. This was only in my opinion due to the fact that they don’t like Reigns and they know that obviously he is going to go over and he did he uppercutted him a few times and then hit the spear to pick up the victory after the flurry of late offence. The crowd chanted Thank You Taker which embodied his legacy as this may be his last match, despite me never being the biggest Taker fan I did nearly have a tear in my eye having watched him growing up, I would of loved him to finish with his streak in tact and in my eyes if he was keeping going which he did taking it of him was the worst thing they could of done!
Rating – 7/10 – An alright Pay-Per-View with only one or two bad matches. It is WrestleMania though so while a PPV like this usually may score high with me as it is better than standard this didn’t really live up to the expectations. The Hardys of course were the best bit but some of the other matches like Orton vs Wyatt were flat. I would recommend it if you collect the DVD’s/Blu-Ray’s but apart from that it is nothing special!

WrestleMania 33 is out now from wwedvd.co.uk and participating retailers from the price of £19.99

 

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DVD Review – Seth Rollins – Building the Architect

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Welcome readers to the end of another week and a two reviews in a weekend type of week for me after not really having anything to review from WWE in over a month of course due to the release schedule!

Today’s review is of Seth Rollins – Building the Architect, this was released on Monday by WWE Home Video UK and all participating retailers over in the UK. I would like to first of all apologise for not getting this out on time this week. I have had stomach flu over the past two weeks which is only really just clearing up and as a result as well as not being in a fit state to do most things one of those was reviewing DVD’s so it was pushed back for. I am only ever really one or two days late if at all on WWE titles so I would like to apologise before the review starts.

Seth Rollins is known as ‘The Architect’ who has created the perfect blueprint for success with multiple championships, a massive fan base and a plethora of incredible under his belt. In this release compared to usual WWE releases, it gives us a view from Seth himself who tells the story of how he got to where he is from his time as Tyler Black in such promotions as Ring of Honor to FCW to the Shield to WWE Championship glory.

 

This three disc set encompasses 19 matches so quite a lot of content despite him only being in WWE for about 6 years which is mental considering it only feels like yesterday when he was in Ring of Honor but I guess that is the magic of WWE. I found this release very good from the start as instead of putting in every single one of his key moments that may have been on previous releases they had a bit of differentiation which is always good.

In order to put a bit of mystery on the release so that you actually go out and buy it if you want, I will only go through the matches and my thoughts on them instead of spoiling every part of the moments before the matches!

The first match we get is a bit of a blast from the past between Seth and Hunico a.k. a the current reincarnation of Sin Cara and this is from FCW in the Jack Brisco Classic Final. The reason why this is a blast from the past is due to the fact that I used to watch a lot of FCW back in the day and so I have a vague memory of this match. This is a good match despite the crowd not being the best, this is probably on the disc as it is one of the first representations of Seth in a WWE-esque ring and so is good to look back on.

Next up is Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose from the same year in the same promotion FCW and this time it was for the FCW title which Seth actually held at the time. This is on here as it is the first televised match between the pair and of course foreshadows any future battles that they have and also them linking up as the Shield. Not the best match I have ever seen but the fact that these two are together for the first time it is definitely worth being on the disc.

Another FCW match ends the first half of the DVD with him facing Leo Kruger and defeating him in a very good match which was significant as Leo won the title that night off the future Tyler Breeze a.k.a Mike Dalton at that point and then Seth Rollins ended up defeating him in the same night for his last reign before it transitioned to NXT and when he started to win titles in that part of the company as well.

Next up we get one match in NXT but it was towards the end of his reign and before he ended up going to the main roster a few weeks following this. Like alluded to there was no other footage of his NXT run in terms of full matches due to the fact that most of his matches were covered in the NXT Greatest Matches set. And this match was against Big E Langston and was really good as expected. Having superstars such as Big E, Dean and Hunico showcased shows how good that FCW/NXT is and was at producing talent such as this that are currently at the top of WWE cards.

Also in terms of The Shield, we don’t get their debut match from TLC in 2012 but we get their 6 way tag between them and John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback three of the top men at the time and I would say that this is their first match to show their legitimacy of this stable and the start of their tear throughout the WWE a bit like I would say the Nexus stable but having a more lasting effect on the WWE as a whole with all 3 men holding major titles since that point.

We get two more 6 man tags with them facing Randy Orton, Sheamus and The Big Show first of all which was from WrestleMania and like a lot of the matches on here is on here as a first and this was their first WrestleMania moment and was a great match albeit it starting the night off. Overall it was a great opener which set the tone and also gave them a great WrestleMania moment with many more of course to come and has done since then. Brilliant choice from the WWE.

Also we get The Shield vs Team Hell No and The Undertaker which despite me not really watching RAW anymore is a match I remember still despite it being around 4 years ago. It is a very good match and is still one that I like even now watching it back while reviewing this set. Also it is the final RAW match that Taker took part in so is memorable for that and for it to be with the men who he is facing and for the Shield to really put up a great fight against 3 of the best is really great.

Finally to end the first disc we get another memorable match on my part between The Shield and Goldust and Cody Rhodes with the latter losing their jobs as well as Dusty if they lost to the hottest stable in Wrestling at that point and they ended up winning so they were reinstated by the WWE and it was a match I remember especially due to the build up and how Cody was announced for other promotions while this was going on to play up to the storyline. This was also Dusty’s last angle on TV before his unfortunate passing so seeing him nearly brought a tear to my eye but overall a good match and one that is of significance.

We start Disc 2 with the moment where the Shield disintegrated as such and Seth Rollins ended up doing it from behind which was a massive shock at the time but many people had wondered at that point like with the New Day how long it would be before they attack each other. This is the start of Seth Rollins’ real break out so is very much important and if this night would never had happened his success might have transitioned onto another member of the Shield.

Following this we had one of my favourite matches from 2015 in the form of the triple threat from Royal Rumble 2015 between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and of course the main focus Seth Rollins. This is in my opinion his main breakout in WWE before his Mania matches that made him one of the best wrestlers of the past few years and really set as a catalyst and also gives a bit of context of course to the next two matches which was first of all his match with Randy Orton which will be forever remembered for the RKO Outta Nowhere after the attempted Curb Stomp which of course is followed by the 3 way after Lesnar vs Reigns where he cashed in and really cemented himself as the real number one in WWE and it was a moment that everyone did not expect and most people loved. After such a brilliant match before hand this was the ultimate end to the show and showed him as the real villain of the piece.

His match vs Dean Ambrose followed this at Money In the Bank which was also a heart stopping clash where it felt like Ambrose might actually pull of the unthinkable after making a comeback from 3 powerbombs which represents in my eyes his deathmatch days and just getting back up after all adversity as well as the three powerbombs there was also ones onto a pile of chairs so it was very much action packed and was another match I really enjoyed re watching a few years later.

Also there is his clash with Neville from RAW which was a really good one for RAW as well with it being really fast paced like I really enjoy in a match forever being a big cruiserweight and Lucha fan and Neville looked like he might win which at the time was brilliant and despite us knowing the outcome it was still worth a watch again and is like most of the matches on the set. Very very good!

Also to end the disc off we had his champion vs champion match against John Cena from Summerslam in 2015 which is memorable for 2 reasons it is when he ended up holding two titles at once in the form of the WWE and United States title and also for the finish involving Jon Stewart and Seth being seen as a result as the Man like we expect and despite me not liking the finish it is one of his most memorable matches in the WWE so far.

We start Disc Three with his match vs John Cena at Live in Madison Square Garden. A match that despite me watching a lot of WWE has slipped through the net and despite Seth Rollins holding the WWE title at that time it was weirdly for the US title and in a steel cage. It was mainly only this set in my opinion for Rollins’ attempted frog splash off the cage and also marked his last match I believe before he sustained an injury which would cut his tear short for a little while before he returned at Extreme Rules 2016 and we also got his Superstar of the Year presentation at the Slammys’ which underlines how good he was in 2015.

We then got Roman Reigns who faced Rollins in the Money in the Bank 2016 Pay-Per-View in his first proper match back and it is a brilliant match to start his run properly back off with both men giving it their all in one of the matches worth watching on this DVD or sure. We got the ultimate for Rollins’ fans him winning the title as a result of this but he ended up getting screwed by Dean Ambrose who cashed in to win the title but overall a great return for Rollins.

Next up we get Ambrose vs Rollins vs Reigns which is the first collision between all three men but with the brand extension happening it didn’t mean much but still all good to see all 3 men back together again for another match and I would really like to see all 3 three men on the same brand one day fighting it out in a main event of Mania, that would be excellent.

The last two matches of the set were between Rollins and Balor which was a really good memorable contest between two of the hottest properties in Wrestling with some great back and forth wrestling. This though was impressive but also sad. It is impressive as Balor tore his labrum only a few minutes into the match and he carried on but is sad as it put Balor on the shelf for a while which is a shame with a man of his talents and also the fact he had to vacate the title.

The final match was from RAW in November with a WWE Universal title No DQ match which was when he turned face and when the build up to his match with Triple H took place and also built up Chris Jericho vs Kevin Owens in the future and was overall as well as bringing feuds up a bit more also was a really good match and a good end to the set.

Overall – 8/10 – A great set and despite it not being a massive documentary like I am a big fan of, it provides an overview of his greatest WWE matches so far with those omitted being ones that are over used and also on other sets which is a good move in my eyes. If you are a fan of Seth Rollins or the Shield you are going to get a good set for your money and in my opinion this will not be his last WWE set.

Seth Rollins – Building the Architect is out now from wwedvd.co.uk and participating retailers for the price of £19.99

 

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Interview – ‘The Iron Demon’ Shane Mercer

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Blog Shane, could you please introduce yourself to the readers of the blog who may or may not know you??

I am the Iron Demon” Shane Mercer. A ruthless, in your face, smashmouth guy who lives the saying “No Limits” inside and out

2. Let’s speak about growing up, who did you enjoy watching growing up and who would you say either wrestler wise or personally inspired you to become a wrestler??

I would honestly say the first match I ever saw was Wrestlemania 6. Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior when I was 4 yrs of age. And since that very moment i was captivated. But growing up and shortly after it was the Phenom” The Undertaker. Just something about him was different than everyone else and I loved it and how he moulded and changed as the business did.

3. How did you then get involved in wrestling training, who trained you and if you could be trained by anybody or have a seminar with anyone who would it be and why??

I always wanted to being the business and had absolutely no idea how…to even start this. Wrestling was not big in my hometown so my buddies and me just got together trying to figure this out. We got together of course wrestling like most kids/teens did interested in the business. But one day on MySpace I just searched “wrestler” and Zodiak Wrestler popped up. He told me what to do and I sent in money for my Kentucky Wrestling License. Got it and started wrestling for two yrs with barely any training just doing our old backyard matches not knowing any better. Then one day got into the ring with Bull Pain and everything changed. He was formally in WCW as a member of the Texas hangman and had this very old school sense of respect. After not knowingly saying something to disrespect him and coming close to fighting. We both earned a better sense of respect and he took me under his wing with Todd Morton and showed me the better ways of how things are done which formally I call my training

4. You are the current Strong Style Wrestling World Champion and in July a rivalry with Kongo Kong comes to an end inside a steel cage, do you have any words for Kongo and what has happened so far in the feud ??

If anyone knows Kongo Kong it would be me. I have fought this man across the whole United States and teamed with as well at times. Now with his focus on Impact Wrestling he needs to not forget probably his biggest rival if ever still has his sights set on leaving this cage match still Strong style Champion. I say No Limits for a reason

5. You have wrestled for IWA: Mid South since around 2008, how does it feel to wrestle for a promotion for so long and you are a one time heavyweight champion in the promotion for only 28 days, is it your goal this year to potentially regain the title and have a long reign??

Most definitely. It was off and on until 2013, that was my real full time return. And it was a repaving of sorts to prove I could hang. And I did so be defeating in one summer Shane Helms,Michael Elgin,Colt Cabana,Adam Pearce,Corporal Robinson,Hyzaya and more then it cultivated with the title win the following summer in 2015. It’s time to regain what’s mine.

6. In January you wrestled Shane Douglas I believe, how was this experience and did he have any words for you after the match if so could you share any with the readers??

It was a very humbling but amazing experience. He shared with the audience that it was one of his final indie appearances if ever wrestling and it was someone I grew up watching as well as the guy who single handily started the official start of Extreme Championship Wrestling.
To be in the ring yet defeat him in a extreme rules match is very humbling.
Backstage he stayed with me chatting until the whole locker room was gone and the janitor had to ask us to leave going on from ECW days to today’s wrestling and just tips he could give me about anything.
Got my personal contact info about a project coming up but I can’t let that out of the bag just yet 😉

7. Of course the blog is called TheBritishWrestlingRevival, would you ever come over to the UK and if so who would you want to face and why??

Of course, would absolute love too. I definitely have a few must have matches just to push my limits against some of the best. Zack Sabre Jr.,Dave Mastiff and Pete Dunne. Lots of others as well but those are the go to challenges right off. So unique and different it would push my ability against a different animal in each of them

8. What are your future ambitions in wrestling and where do you see yourself in 5 years time??

In 5 yrs the goal is to be already reestablished everywhere if not signed. I want Shane Mercer to be a world wide name and one of the guys people seek out for great matches and top of the line performance. Always striving to be the absolute best

9. Where can the readers find ‘The Iron Demon’ Shane Mercer on social media and where can promoters book you for up and coming shows??

Facebook-Shane Mercer Instagram-shanemercer Twitter-TheIronDemon Any promoters interested can email me at shanemercer123@gmail.com I am available to work absolutely anywhere against anyone. #Tourofdestruction is worldwide showcase of #Nolimits

10. What future dates have you got where the readers can see you live and have you got a message to end the interview off??

IWA Mid south every Thursday night at the Arena in Jefferson Indiana. PWCS in St. Louis on June10th June23rd in Memphis Tenn. July7th Heroes and Legends in Indianapolis July15 Resistance Pro in Chicago Illinois July 22nd Strong style Wrestling for World Collide against Kongo Kong in a cage. Then following week is the gathering of the juggalos as well for JCW against Kong for the JCW Championship Any readers who don’t know me, look me up. Seek out who I am and educate yourself on someone who absolute lives the motto No limits and exactly why I am referred to as the Iron Demon. If you don’t know…you will

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Interview – Jason Cade

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Blog Jason, thank you for your time, please first of all introduce yourself to the readers??

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s biggest fan, The Flying Gambino Jason Cade

2. Let’s speak about growing up for yourself, did you watch wrestling growing up and if so who would you say inspired you to become a wrestler at the time??

I’ve always watched wrestling from the time I came home from the hospital. I honestly can’t remember a time that I wasn’t a wrestling fan. Growing up my favorite wrestlers were Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, RVD, The Rock, just to name a few. Those guys really inspired me to wanna do this for a living. I was also a reall big X-Pac guy. Still am actually.

3. You were trained by Norman Smiley I believe, how did that come about, how was the experience and finally if you could be trained by anyone dead or alive who would it be and why??

Yes, I was Trained initially by Norman Smiley. Right as they were transitioning from FCW to NXT they ran a 3 month beginners class that I signed up for. It was a great experience and Norman is one of the smartest men in wrestling. It was truly an honor to learn from him. If I had to pick 1 guy to train with it would either be Chris Jericho or Shawn Michaels because both have been extremely influential to me.

4. You wrestled for the likes of FIP, WrestleCircus, Pro Wrestling Revolver, CZW and WrestleCon over Mania Weekend, how was it to be a part of WrestleMania weekend and you ended up winning the PWR Scramble title one day then losing it two days afterwards, will you be going back after that title now ??

Wrestlecon was easily the best experience I’ve ever had in wrestling so far. The energy from all the crowds were crazy. I’m not sure if I’ll be going after the scramble title anytime soon since last revolver I wrestled ACH. I believe Joey Ryan holds the belt now so it’s a hard title to keep hold of haha.

5. Speaking of WrestleMania weekend you also competed as part of CZW Best of the Best and also competed in a stellar 10 men tag team match including everyone in the ring dancing to Uptown Funk, how was it competing in the tournament which is known as one of the best tournaments in Wrestling and how was it being part of what sounded like an amazing match on paper??

That was soooo much fun. I’m good friends with all those guys and for Ricochet to actually hand pick me of all people to be on his team was humbling. Best of the Best was a great experience too, and I’m glad Veda Scott was there with me for it. She’s literally the only person I want to team with. I was actually super nervous before the 10-man tag but she calmed me down haha.

6. You are the current PPW Silverweight Champion and you are defending it against Serpentico on April 8th, first of all how did it feel to win the title and have you got any words for Serpentico ahead of the match??

Well I obviously beat Serpentico cuz I’m still the champion. He put up a fight but I’m better ha!

7. Of course the blog is called TheBritishWrestlingRevival, as a result do you have ambitions to come over to the UK to wrestle and if so who would you want to face and why??

I really want to come over to the UK. It’s something I’m working on. Some guys I want to wrestle are Jimmy Havoc, Ryan Smile, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, and most of all Will Ospreay. I’d actually love to get me and Veda vs Will and Bea.

8. What would you say are your future ambitions in Wrestling and where do you see yourself in around 5 years time??

Man I don’t even know. 5 years is a long time, hell 5 years ago I didn’t think I’d be where I’m at today. I just hope to be successful and at the top of my game in 5 years.

9. Where can the readers find Jason Cade on social media and where can promoters book you who are reading this??

You can find me on twitter and Instagram at @flycadefly and for bookings you can dm me or email me at jasoncadebookings@gmail.com

10. Have you got any future dates/projects you wish to plug finally??

I debut at PWG June 16th so everyone be on the lookout for that DVD

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Interview – Christi Jaynes

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Blog Christi, thank you for accepting to do this interview, first of all could you please introduce yourself to the readers??

Christi Jaynes Born in Brasil I reside in Austin TX.

2. Next of all let’s speak about growing up for you, did you watch wrestling growing up and who would you say inspired you to train to become a wrestler??

I moved to the USA and that’s when I started watching wrestling. I didn’t speak or understand English so I didn’t know what they were saying. I just remember thinking wow that’s really cool! these people must have some kind of super powers to do this.

3. You are originally from Brazil I believe but are now based in Austin, Texas, how long have you lived in America and is there any wrestling scene in Brazil at all or is it non-existant??

Now yes there is a wrestling scene in Brasil but I can’t speak for when I was younger I was never exposed to Pro Wrestling till I came to the USA

4. Next of all, how did you get involved in Wrestling training, who trained you and how was this experience and also if you could have a seminar with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why??

I Started Training in Austin,TX with George De La Isla. I had a friend tell me I should look into it so I googled Pro Wrestling Schools and 3 came up 1 was in Houston, the 2 wanted too much $ just for a try out to see if they wanted to train me and 3 was an old man that wanted me to show up at 11 pm Friday night. I took #3. ( hahaha yeah I’m crazy, but you kinda have to be, to be in this business) i spent a year just doing basics I still go to training 3x a week 2x I go twice a day and gym 7 days. I learned that most people won’t support you threw your journey and will always put you down. I’ve built a pretty thick skin and know I absolutely love this. I would want a seminar with HBK , Jericho, Beth Phoenix, Macho Man, Undertaker, Drago, Blue Demon, Rey Mysterio, Dark Angel, AJ styles, Charlotte, Bayley Not only am I a fan of these Wrestlers but the quality of there work is phenomenal

5. You are currently on tour with Stardom I believe and you are returning home shortly, how did you getting into Stardom come about, has it been a good experience wrestling and living in Japan and do you have any plans to return this year or in the future??

Yes, I just got back from being on Tour with Stardom. It was a truly surreal experience. I did a Show in California and Kairi Hojo was there. I never thought I was going to be picked to go to Japan. Some wrestlers spend their whole career and never get the opportunity so I felt truly blessed. I would absolutely love to go out there again and well see. wrestling is an interesting animal

6. Speaking of Stardom and also British Wrestling which of course is the topic of the blog, you are coming over here in June for the International Grand Prix 2017 for British Empire Wrestling alongside the likes of Santana Garrett, Toni Storm and Katarina Leigh, are you looking forward to coming over here and taking part in the tournament and are you over here for a while or just the one date and if so what other promotions do you plan to wrestle for??

I am very excited to be coming across the pond. I will be wrestling for BEW Grand Prix, Southside, PCW and HOPE Wrestling. I will be out there from June 1-19 so if any other Promotions have a spot open message me

8. What are your future ambitions and where do you see yourself in 5 years time??

I just want to travel get better, possibly a contract isn’t every wrestlers dreams. 5yrs is a long time hopefully still healthy and able to do this

9. Where can the readers find Christi Jaynes on Social Media and where can promoters get hold of you for bookings??

ChristiJaynes on Twitter and Instagram my facebook is full so probably best to follow me on the other 2. Promoters can email me at CJayneswrestling@gmail.com

10. Finally to end the interview, have you got any future dates or projects you wish to plug, if so please do??

I can just give you my calender hahaha. But for sure LLF.MX May 19 Riot Monterrey MX May 20, IHWE May 21, ACW MAY 21, Wrestle Circus May 27, Hope Wrestling June 2, BEW June 3,4, PCW June 17, Southside June 18, Wrestle Circus June 23, ACW june 25

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