Interview – ‘The Archangel’ Marcus Antony

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Marcus, could you start by introducing yourself to the readers??

Thanks for having me. I am ‘The Archangel’ Marcus Antony. People ask why I refer to myself as The Archangel, its symbolic Archangel’s protect the world from evil. After overcoming so many obstacles, evil and personal demons I’ve found myself at peace, now I aim to rid the wrestling world of all its wrong doings. If you are wicked, villainous a demon or a cheat The Archangel might just pay you a visit.

2. How did you get into wrestling growing up and who would you say inspired you??

I watched wrestling occasionally from a very young age. But the main turning point for me was Shawn Michaels V Bret Hart at Wrestlemania XII in an Iron man match. I’d never been so drawn into something in my life to that point. Seeing HBK sit in the ring with the title has always stuck with me. Those who inspired me the most were Shawn Michaels, The Rock, Stone Cold, Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero.

3. How did you them start training and would you recommend it to any of the readers??

I was trained by Alex Shane for a very short while back when I was 14. A full 15 years went past until I decided it was now or never to give it another shot, so I headed down to the London School of Lucha Libre where I have been trained by Greg Burridge and Garry Vanderhorne. It’s truly an amazing school, I can’t recommend it highly enough. They will encourage you constantly, get you out of your comfort zone and get you doing things you were convinced you couldn’t do. If you want to train to be a wrestler, this is the place.

4. You face Tengu at the next Pro Wrestling Clash show at the end of the month, what do you make of your opponent and have you got any words for him ahead of the match??

Well this leads on nicely from the last question. Tengu and I trained together at the LSLL and been on shows together for London Lucha League several times, despite his amazing talent he has continued to align himself with the most evil and untrustworthy people he can. Using underhanded tactics and sneak attacks to get what he wants. So Tengu on April 29th, Pro Wrestling Clash Hot and Fresh Out the Kitchen, you’ll pay for it, for you the winds are about to change…I’m gonna cut you down.

5. You were part of the Fatal 4 Way No.1 Contender match at London Lucha League this past weekend but lost out, where do you go from here would you say in your pursuit of the title??

It was a hell of a battle but I fell short. There has been several reasons why I have failed in my opportunities to become champion, but I’m not here to make excuses. I just need to keep grinding, fighting and eventually my time will come. Am I in pursuit of the title? I would hope everyone is, I will do whatever it takes and put my body through hell to become the LLL World Champion.

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

My only ambition is to go out there and perform in as many places/promotions/countries that I can and try and tear the house down and send the fans home happy every single time. No greater feeling than when fans tell you they loved your match. As for 5 years time its hard to say. I feel so blessed for every opportunity I have been given to do what I love, so I’ll be doing this as long as my body lets me.

7. Where can the readers follow ‘The Archangel’ Marcus Antony on social media and where can promoters book you??

Facebook – The Archangel Marcus Antony
Twitter – MarcusAntony__
Instagram – archangel.marcus.antony
For bookings just contact through Private message on any of my social media accounts.

8. Finally have you got any future dates you wish to plug that the readers can potentially see you at??

Pro Wrestling Clash, Hot and Fresh out the Kitchen at 96 Shenley road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, April 29th.
Next Month will be back at London Lucha League at Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green- date to be confirmed.

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DVD Review – WWE Royal Rumble 2018

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Welcome to another WWE DVD review and the first in 3 to be released in the coming days/weeks. Today we get the first Pay-Per-View of 2018, the Royal Rumble which is always a personal favourite event for me both now and growing up mostly for the returns and debuts that come with it.

This has decreased more so over the past few years but the addition of a Women’s Royal Rumble is a welcome one and will of course include plenty of returns from recent and past names vying for that first win.

By the way I am aware this is late in release, being busy personally took over but I will be having multiple reviews to make up for it in the next few days alongside some more interviews.

First match was between AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and saw AJ retain in a pretty good match to start proceedings. This is probably the first time in a while that the WWE Championship has opened the show but with this it shows the real emphasis they put on the Rumble matches on this PPV. All 3 are great wrestlers so it was expected to be a good opener and it was exactly that, this stays alongside WWE’s trend of putting a good match on to hype the crowd up and it worked in this instance.

Next up the Uso’s defeated Gable & Benjamin 2-0 in a 2 out of 3 falls match toa assert the dominance of the Samoan duo. Both teams produced a really good match though and the scoreline in the end can do one of two things. It can be used to kill off a team and almost embarrass them or it can be used to make the other team fight back stronger. In my opinion this will do the latter and the feud should continue into WrestleMania season.

Following that was the main Royal Rumble match which was a bold choice from the WWE but shows their faith in the women of WWE to put on a brilliant main event and to make history again. This Royal Rumble match though was one of the best of recent memory, of course not the best of all time but it was never going to be that. It was great to see 2 new but well known superstars from NXT enter the fray in the form of Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas and of course Adam Cole ‘BAY BAY!’ as well as two wrestlers I grew up watching in the form of the Hurricane and Rey Mysterio. The winner though was the best part for me and that was that Shinsuke Nakamura ended up claiming the rumble in a stacked final 4 that include Cena, Reigns & Balor.

Nakamura immediately afterwards called out AJ Styles with us getting a match all WWE fans wanted at WrestleMania between two of the best wrestler’s in the world at the moment. It was a Rumble that really surprised me and for all the right reasons this time.

Following that we got a fairly average tag team match between Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs two of the stalwarts of the WWE Tag Team Division in Cesaro and Sheamus. The match though acted more as a handicap match with Jordan getting injured early on and Rollins fought valiantly to try and retain the titles. This was in vain though as Cesaro & Sheamus regained the titles for a record setting time. It was the fourth as a team and for Cesaro the fifth time which is a pretty impressive stat.

After that before the main event we saw an appearance from the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar who defended his title against Kane and Braun Strowman. This was pretty average with Brock as usual winning quite easily in only around 10 minutes which of course shows the domination of the Beast Incarnate but the fact that we know that he will be facing Reigns at WrestleMania means this match means nothing which probably took away from it slightly. Braun looked good at the end but it is a shame to see Kane used in this match as almost the afterthought despite him being one of the best the WWE have had in my opinion.

Finally we got the big main event and another mile stone in Women’s Wrestling. After years of women’s wrestling being the opener and almost the afterthought, it has been revived and this is another showcase of that. Previously the likes of the Iron Man match in NXT and the Hell in a Cell Main Event but now a Royal Rumble main event is a just reward for the real forerunners in the revolution. This was such a good match and one I’d been looking forward to since it was announced.

Of course Asuka ended up winning it and this protects her as this undefeated figure and whether or not she will walk out of WrestleMania still as that. For me the returns made this match. We had the likes of Molly Holly, Michelle McCool Torrie Wilson and Trish Stratus even the likes of Vickie Guerrero, Beth Phoenix and Kelly Kelly with Brie Bella also making a return.

It was almost my childhood growing up watching WWE in a match with all but Eve and Kaitlyn returning for it to be the perfect Rumble. The in ring action was brilliant with Nia Jax’s streak showing how good she is. Nikki Bella coming runner-up would have been unpopular with some but I have always been a big Bella Twins fan so to see both in the final four was good.

This match though will always be remembered for Ronda Rousey making her WWE debut afterwards and it wasn’t even part of the match. I for one am really looking forward to her debut match whether it is outstanding or awful. Teaming with Kurt Angle and the echoes of You Suck going round the arena on WrestleMania night will give me chills as well. ‘Rowdy’ is someone I have wanted in WWE for quite sometime and I am looking forward to seeing what she brings to an already stacked women’s division.

Rating – 9/10 – WWE started the year off with a bang with this one. Most matches were brilliant mostly being the Women’s and Men’s Rumble matches majorly impressing me. It always sets it ff well for WrestleMania season and this firmly did making me majorly excited for Sunday. Well worth picking up.

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Interview- ‘Pure Evil’ CJ Carter

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival CJ, first of all could you introduce the readers to ‘Pure Evil’??
‘Pure Evil’ is the most sadistic, vicious and heartless wrestler in the country. I have 0 compassion for anyone but my self. I, like everyone else should, have realised that doing things the ‘right way’ or for good gets you absolutely nowhere. Life isn’t fair, it sucks, bad things happen to everyone and good never prevails so you might as well just embrace that and enjoy causing as much misery, destruction and pain to everyone around you as possible. Once you embrace the darkness inside you, you will get much further in life and in wrestling. I don’t like anyone so the fact that people boo me means nothing, I hate every single person I step in the ring with and the fans even more.

2. How did you get involved in wrestling training and who had a hand in that??
I started training to wrestle when I was 14 and was originally trained by Alex Shane at the FWA. More recently I trained at The London School of Lucha Libre in London with Greg Burridge and Gary Vanderhorne and that is where I learnt the most and crafted the skills I have now. I don’t think there are many places in the country to train than there to be honest.
3. You were up to Sunday the APEX Wrestling champion losing to TG from Italy, what are your thoughts after that match and are you after a rematch in the future??
Losing the Apex Pro Wrestling championship is just a small blip on my journey, I’m sure I will win more gold in the coming months and years and I’m sure I will lose some as well, whats important is the end result and the journey I am on. I want to leave a mark on British wrestling, I want people to remember me as the most evil, nasty and viscous wrestler that ever walked onto the British wrestling scene. Along the way I will collect championships but they are just one part of the bigger picture. I am sure I will cross paths with the new Apex Champion TG again sooner or later and when I do he will regret ever stepping in the ring with me.
4. You face Sammy Smooth and Cara Noir on April 29th for Pro Wrestling Clash with the new title on the line, what are your thoughts on your opponents ahead of that match and how determined are you to make yourself the first champion??
Pro Wrestling Clash is what I am focused on now. I have possibly the biggest match of my entire career against 2 of the best wrestlers in the country, in Sammy Smooth and Cara Noir. Getting through both them will test me to my absolute limits but I will walk away the first ever Pro Wrestling Clash Champion and 2 of the countries best will be left humbled on April 29th in Borehamwood. I will leave absolutely everything in the ring that day and it will a sight not to be missed I promise you that.
5. Recently you debuted for GOOD Wrestling in a losing effort, what did you make of your debut and are you hoping to return in the future to show the fans even more Pure Evil??
Debuting for GOOD Wrestling was a massive mile stone for me, it was something I have wanted to do for almost a year and it gave me the chance to wrestle alongside some of the countries best. It didn’t go the way I’d planned but you know what, that’s just life. Life never goes the way you want, but I’ll be back there mark my words and I will show everyone at GOOD Wrestling what Pure Evil is all about!! I will make people sit up and notice, trust me.
6. What would you say your future ambitions are in Wrestling going forward in 2018??
My ambitions for this year are simply to be up amongst the best in the country and continue to work for the best promotions, continue to win championships but most importantly make people sit up and take notice of Pure Evil. If I have to go to every single promotion in the country and continue to destroy the best they have to offer then that’s what I will do, plain and simple. I’ve been wrestling for 10 years now and its about time people sat up took notice.
7. Where can the readers find ‘Pure Evil’ CJ Carter on social media and where can promoters book you for future dates??
You can find Pure Evil on social media at;
Facebook: CJCarterWrestling
Instagram: CJCarter
Twitter: CJCarter_87
8. Finally have you got a message for the readers to end the interview off??
Do I have a message for the readers? You will all see this year that I am one of the best this country has offer. Good gets you no where in life people, remember that, only evil and darkness can truly prosper in the end. And let me just say, I hate you all, truly from the bottom of my heart, I don’t give a damn about any of you, just remember that. What I am doing right now is for me and no one else.

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DVD Review: WWE Best of Raw and SmackDown 2017

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Welcome to another WWE review and another week. Today we will be bringing you the latest WWE release over here in the UK, Best of RAW and SmackDown 2017.

If you read my reviews on a regular basis, you will know that I tune into RAW and SmackDown occasionally but by and large don’t watch it as much as I did around 3 years ago for example.

So this review will be as much of a good watch for me as any as I do keep up with the PPV’s mainly for these reviews.

Here is my thoughts on the release, this is giving a quick look at each of the matches followed by the usual rating and a word as to whether I would recommend it at the end.

Starting Disc One, we get the Miz vs Dean Ambrose from SmackDown in January of last year. This was the start of a great feud between both of them and it was a good effort to start the release off. I have always been a big fan of both so I would say that but even if your not you can appreciate this match and the feud that ends up coming with it.

Next up is a match that I remember very well, Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch. This was the first ever female main event in SmackDown history as well meaning that it had to be on this release. As well as that we saw the return of someone I grew up watching and somebody I am really glad is back with the WWE and that is Mickie James. It was the end of a feud but it showed Alexa to be a real cog in the women’s division for sure.

Following that we turned our attention to RAW, this time getting Charlotte vs Bayley. This was a bit of a weird one in itself. This match saw Bayley finally become a title holder in the WWE but it was on a seemingly throwaway episode of RAW as opposed to at the Royal Rumble a few weeks prior or example. The only way this could really make sense is if Charlotte has got a new feud in mind but it is good to see Bayley accomplish this which is why it’s probably on the set.

Neville and Rich Swann followed from RAW in March, this was for the Cruiserweight title and was probably one of the best matches in that division last year judging by the crowd as well as the two competitors. It is a shame that Rich is now gone from the WWE but I believe he will tear up the Independent circuit again and we don’t know yet what’s happening with Neville but overall a great match that has a rightful spot on this set.

A brilliant match between Randy Orton and AJ Styles from SmackDown followed. This brought together one of WWE’s best performers in the past ten years alongside one of WWE’s best signings of the past 5 years who has been tearing it up. A match that I had always wanted to see and it did not disappoint. Would love to see these two battling for the WWE title eventually in an extended feud and it will hopefully produce results like this match.

American Alpha vs the Usos followed in a continued trend of great matches but a shift to end the disc of tag team matches. The Usos especially are highlighted in this case. It was a great year for them, a team that has been with the WWE for seemingly forever but never did anything spectacular, 2017 proved to be a launch pad for them with especially classic bouts with the New Day including a brilliant rap battle. American Alpha on the other hand did the complete opposite going their separate ways after coming up from the main roster to so much hype and promise.

Following that was The New Day vs the Revival. The New Day have still continued their momentum not going separate ways like I thought they would at the start of last year, this coincides with the debut of the Revival who got injured quite soon into their main roster debut. I am a big fan of Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson and hope that now they are back fully that they can have an extended run at the titles to show everybody what they showed in NXT.

Disc Two begun with The Miz vs Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor. This was so so good and one of the best matches on WWE TV last year. 3 talents who have all debuted in different eras but have all left their mark on the WWE coming together for a mighty bout which we will see once against next month at WrestleMania almost a year on from their first. I for one am looking forward to that one.

Following that we had a feud ending match between Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens with Owens regaining the title from Jericho and in this match the end of Jericho’s run at that time on WWE TV. This was a great feud between the two and as a result the end of it had to be on this DVD.

Another class match involving Seth Rollins followed that and it was him vs Roman Reigns. Both men continued with a back and forth battle between two of the best talents of the past five years in the WWE. Reigns does get quite a lot of abuse for being put in the positions he is put in but matches like this make you see why it is the case. Not the best match on the set but definitely worth watching, that is for sure.

We shift our attention back to the Women’s Revolution, a #1 Contender’s Gauntlet Match between Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Emma and Dana Brooke with some of the leading lights of the women’s division involved all wanting a shot at Alexa Bliss’s title. It is Sasha Banks who shines in this though which is a precursor to her challenge against Alexa. Good to see Emma in this who unfortunately left WWE soon after.

A second edition of the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match between Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Carmella and Tamina followed. This was much better than the first with Carmella victorious. It will be interesting to see if Carmella does ever actually win the title though as I found it weird that she ended up winning considering the talent involved. It could be WWE’s attempt of trying to push a new star though.

AJ Styles vs Chad Gable followed. This was a match I never thought I’d want to see but it was class and a real good watch. This singles run didn’t last that long but it could be a pre-cursor after he stops teaming with Shelton Benjamin. Styles always brings the best out of most of his opponents and this was the case still here.

Next up was Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho, a great 3 way bout between 3 of the best in WWE in my opinion. Jericho was a last minute addition and a great one at that. One of the highlights of the whole Owens-Jericho feud with a great nod to it being this match.

Finally a triple threat match that would include 3 quarters of the SummerSlam main event, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe. It’s not as good as the SummerSlam main event but it builds up to it well with a class match between the trio which was one of the best on RAW in the year.

John Cena vs Shinsuke Nakamura started Disc Three in a quality match as expected. This was more of an old Nakamura than the new Nakamura that hasn’t really stunned as much on the main roster. John Cena of course is always class and despite only working part-time now never loses a step.

Bobby Roode’s debut followed this and despite it being throwaway you have to have one or two of these matches on these dvd’s to highlight debuts and Roode was a big revelation of last year with his Glorious gimmick being a hit with the easily repetitive theme song.

Next up was Braun Strowman vs Big Show in a cage match on RAW which was the last time as of now that Big Show has competed in the WWE. If it is his last match it was a god way for them to go out with hi being seen as a new driving force in the WWE put over by the former big man of the company. Worth a watch for sure.

We spoke earlier about the Usos and how they had a breakout year, one of their great feuds was with the New Day which is highlighted in their Sin City Street Fight on SmackDown. It wasn’t their best match but that shows how good a lot of them were last year. Another brilliant contest and if you have the Network source their PPV matches from last year, you will not be disappointed.

The next match was highlighting again Braun Strowman who like the Usos had a bit of a breakout year. Here he has an okay match with Dean Ambrose, it’s not the best I have seen of either wrestler but it shows how good of a year that Strowman had and was another big win against one of the hottest properties in the WWE.

Jinder Mahal vs AJ Styles followed in another match featuring The Phenomenal One. This saw him win the title on UK soil for the first time in the company’s history. Mahal in my opinion was a good pick for a champion but lacked the support of the crowd so Styles does make more sense going into 2018 and WrestleMania season.

The penultimate match saw Natalya and Charlotte face off for seemingly the millionth time, they never have recaptured what they did at TakeOver a few years ago but they came close with this. Charlotte winning the title in this part of the year made sense and it gave Natalya the run with the title she had always wanted since her first run. Also there was a nice moment at the end with Ric Flair who had just come back from major health issues which is worth watching.

The final match was between The Miz and Roman Reigns. Reigns becomes a grand slam winner in WWE and the Shield are all there to congratulate him. It ends the DVD as it started it off in a good way.

Rating 8/10 – A great set which encapsulates all of the best WWE matches from TV of the last year. For me there was one or two okay matches that stop this from being a 10 but even those a lot of the time are because it was debuts for talents so it was moments more than matches. Well worth the purchase whether you tune in regularly or not.

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Interview – Shane Taylor

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival, thanks for agreeing to do this interview, could you firstly introduce yourself to the readers??
My name is Shane Taylor, I’ve been a professional wrestler for 10 years, I’m from Cleveland Ohio. I was trained by WWE/NXT superstar Raymond Rowe and Jerry Jrocc Mires. I’m currently wrestling for Ring of Honor and I enjoy knocking people out.
2. Did you watch wrestling growing up or was it later on and who would you say inspired you as a result to become a wrestler??
I did watch wrestling early on, seeing the likes of Ron Simmons, Ernie Ladd, Vader, Stan Hansen was incredible to me, but I really got inspired when my dad took me to the Richfield Colosseum the first time to see the then WWF live.
3. How did you then get involved in wrestling training, who trained you and have you got any tips for any up and coming wrestlers??
After I left college, I knew this is what I wanted to do so I reached out to Raymond Rowe and Jrocc and the rest is history. My advice to anybody that is training now is to stay hungry and don’t take things personally.
4. You will be well known to certain readers for wrestling for Ring of Honor, what are your thoughts on your experience so far with the company and how did it all come about??
I love working with Ring of Honor they’ve given me some of the most important moments and matches in my career and I get to learn from the very best wrestlers in the world day in and day out. I’d been coming to the shows for a while with Ray and finally after about a year and a half of that and constant improvements they decided to start using me.
5. You are also well known for teaming with Keith Lee as the Pretty Boy Killers, how did you teaming come about and what do you make of Keith’s rise over the past year or so??
The Pretty Boy Killers with Keith Lee came about from us both wanting to make a name for ourselves in this business and knowing as successful as we were in singles competition, nobody looked like us or could do the things we could do as a team. We both wanted to be signed to a major company and we both accomplished that. Over the past year Keith has let the world know just how special of a talent he is and I couldn’t be happier for him. He’s like a big brother to me.
6. On February 17th, you face Trent? for Wrestle Circus, have you got any words for your opponent ahead of that??
I was supposed to face Trent and he ended up having an injury. I hope he heals quickly as I was looking forward to that match and showcasing my talents for all those who could be watching.
7. Of course the blog is called TheBritishWrestlingRevival blog, do you want to come over here to wrestle at some point and if so who do you want to face??
I would love to come across the pond, I’ve heard of the many great promotions you guys have like RevPro, IPW:UK, PCW and others. I’ve been in the ring with Marty Scurll and I would love a rematch with him on his turf, or Will Ospreay, I think myself vs Pete Dunne would be pretty fun too.
8. What are your future ambitions in Wrestling and where do you see yourself in 5 years time??
My ambitions in wrestling are to ultimately be the very best. I’ve said in every interview that I think that I can be a guy to lead ROH for the rest of my career, obviously things change overtime but I truly believe that if everything plays itself out right, I can be a lifer here.
9. Where can the readers find Shane Taylor and where can promoters contact you regarding future bookings??

You can find Shane Taylor on Twitter and IG @shane216taylor

Please visit my prowrestlingtees.com/shanetaylor store

Or go on to the rohwrestling.com website and check out the merchandise, to pick up my new Knockouts for Everybody T-shirt.

Promoters can also email me at notoriousshane@gmail.com
10. Have you got any future dates or projects you wish to plug??
March 3rd Manhattan mayhem in NYC myself and SoCal Uncensored vs The Bullet Club! Scurll, Page and the Young Bucks, be there!

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COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Manchester premiere of WALK LIKE A PANTHER

 

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Feel-good British comedy WALK LIKE A PANTHER is released nationwide in UK cinemas 9th March. To celebrate, we are giving away a pair of tickets to the film’s premiere in Manchester!

Starring BAFTA Award nominee Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, “Boardwalk Empire”), British Independent Film Award winner Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Jill Halfpenny (“Humans,” “EastEnders”), WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed and written by Dan Cadan.
WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.
The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).
MAIN TRAILER:

For a chance to win just watch the trailer above and answer the following question:

What is the name of the pub in WALK LIKE A PANTHER?
a) The Half Nelson
b) The Full Monty
c) The Three Crowns

Please send your answers to thebritishwrestlingrevival@gmail.com before the closing date of 12pm Thursday 1st March, a winner will be picked from there. For more information please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

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Terms and Conditions

• THE BRITISH WRESTLING REVIVAL is the competition promoter.
• Please note this competition is open to UK residents only.
• The competition will close on Thursday 1st March.
• The winner is required to be 15 or over.
• If the winner is under the age of 18 they MUST use their other ticket to take an adult or guardian over the age of 18.
• Prize for one winner is two tickets to the UK premiere of Walk Like a Panther at VUE Manchester Printworks on Tuesday 6th March 2018.
• The winner will be picked at random from all correct entries and will be contacted via email or phone.
• The name, email address and contact number of the winner will be requested for prize fulfilment and may be passed to a third party provider for prize arrangement. The winner will then be notified of further details re the premiere of Walk Like a Panther.
• The Winner must respond accepting the prize with 24 hours from the time of notification, failure to do so will result in their prize becoming void and the editor will have the option to pick another winner from the pool of valid entrants.
• Inability to attend on this date immediately forfeits the prize and a new winner will be selected.
• Winners will need to arrive by 18:45pm on Tuesday 6th March 2018.
• If the winner arrives late they may be refused entry to the premiere.
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Interview – ‘The Leader of the Pack’ Stephen Wolf

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1. Welcome to TheBritishWrestlingRevival Blog Stephen, thanks for your time, first of all could you introduce yourself to the readers who may not know you??
Thanks for having me! I am “The Leader of the Pack” Stephen Wolf. I’m an independent wrestler from the mid-west region of The United States.

2. Let’s go back to the beginning of your wrestling career, how did you get involved in wrestling and who would you say inspired you growing up??

It’s actually a funny story how I got involved in Wrestling. I was working at Toys R Us at the time, and picked up a closing shift from a friend. Right before closing a guy came in to buy a power ranger toy. We were talking a bit and got onto the topic of wrestling. When I told him I always thought it would be cool to be a wrestler he told me he actually owned a company, and I should come train! Growing up my biggest inspirations were The Rock, Randy Orton, RvD, and of course Rey Mysterio.

3. Next let’s talk about training for you, who were you trained by and how would you rate that experience??

Technically I was trained by Tracy Smothers. However the training experience was a bit unconventional haha. To be honest it was only two seminars and then I was thrown into a match. Since then I’ve been trying to do as many seminars as I could to get better including Mustafa Ali, Matt Riddle, Ricky Steamboat, Lucha Libre from Skyde.

4. Continuing on with the theme of training, if you could have a seminar or go back and be trained by anyone, who would it be and why??

I know by when he was on the independent circuit Prince Devitt (Finn Balor) trained guys and gals and did seminars. I would’ve absolutely loved to of been a part of a training session of his.

5. You have teamed with Trey Miguel since towards the start of the year as Team EatClips, how did that come about and is it exclusive to AAW or are you looking to wrestle as a team in other promotions??

Actually, to get a little off topic here, since recent tragic events in the world we’ve decided to switch our name to Air Buds. But, to answer your question we were just thrown together as a team because it was both of our first times at AAW Chicago. By chance we were put in a match with the now Tag Champs The Besties (Davey Vega, and Matt Fitchett). We impressed the guys in the office and they decided to keep up together. We actually talked about taking our tag team to other places so hopefully we can get that started soon!

6. You are the current PGP Franchise champion I believe and after losing your title you regained it in a 30 minute iron man match against Bucky Collins, how gruelling was that match to be a part of and how is it to have regained your title??

Words cannot describe how intense that match was, and Bucky is one of, if not the most underrated talent that I know. That match included everything from chairs to tables and everything in-between. Plus it didn’t help that 5 minutes in my contact shifted somewhere in my eye and I was half blind for the rest of the match. But when it was all said and done I was extremely happy retaining my franchise championship.

7. You have wrestled on quite a few Evolve shows in the past 12 months who are seen as one of the best promotions in America currently, how is to get that exposure and what are your thoughts on the rise of Evolve and the WWN Brand as a whole??

My time on just a few evolves shows brought me so much knowledge and advice that I never would’ve gotten beforehand. It’s no joke when someone says they’re one of the best companies in the States. I cannot wait until I can be apart of that product again.

8. Of course the blog is called TheBritishWrestlingRevival, would you like to come over here if given the chance and if so who would you have your eyes on facing??

Absolutely 100%. I’ve been to the Europe for a school trip by in highschool and feel inlove with Great Britian, Ireland, Wales, and France. To be able to come do what I love in places that I love would be a complete honor. I’m always down to face anyone and everyone, but some guys I would love to wrestle are Mark Andrews, and Martin Stone.

9. What would you say are your future ambitions for 2018 and beyond in Wrestling??

To travel more in the United States and over seas to your neck of the woods and spread The Pack as much as possible. I want to become a name no one will ever forget.

10. Finally where can the readers find you on social media and have you got a message to end the interview off??

Thank you so much for having me! You can find me on Twitter and Instagram under the username @StephenWolf309 and Facebook fan page under Stephen Wolf. I know it’s corny but I would say always chase after what’s important to you. If you know in your heart that you are meant to do something don’t listen to the ones who tell you no. Listen to the voice inside that says “keep pushing, one day it will pay off.”

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