The show opened with a 12 man over the top rope Battle Royal or sorts. It was like the royal rumble with a new entrant coming down “every 2 minutes” and then when the match was down to 2 guys it became a one fall pin or submission match. This was a great match and was booked really well. There were lots of great stories being told and for me it was awesome to see two of my favourite local wrestlers (Alex Henry and David Graves) team up for a long period of it. The match must have gone around 40 minutes and I enjoyed every second. Brilliant start to the night,although the ceiling didn’t make it through this one. The ceiling is low and the ring fairly high, a ceiling tile fell and became a weapon.it was great to see Pastor win havin been in it from the start and I thought the ending was booked very well.
Joe Vega v Kid Lux
This was a great match two, some good heel work on show and some great moves and spots. The first match had the crowd going and they continued to enjoy this.
Roxy v Nina Samuel
This was a brilliant match. Two superbly talented wrestlers putting it all on the line. Great heel work from and Roxy is incredibly over as a face.
Your Uncle Bobby vs whizz kid
Bobby had started the rumble and done a great stint. He then came out and worked the crowd back up after a short interval. Then he pulled double duty and wrestled a stonking match against Whizz Kidd.
Saxon Huxley vs Liam Slater
The main event pitted Saxon “MuscleCat” Huxley against Liam “The Lazarus Kid” Slater. Both these guys are phenomenal. Saxon is due to compete in the upcoming WWE UK Championship and Liam Slater seems to have championships everywhere.
The start was incredible, when Liam arrived (having travelled from Newcastle where he had wrestled earlier in the evening) the crowd when mental. I genuinely don’t think I have ever seem a wrestler be totally over with every single member of the audience before but Liam was. I assume partly because he’s lcoal, partly because he’s good fun, has a fun entrance and dances, and partly cos he’s absolutely amazing in the ring.
I’ve seen him wrestle a number of times now and each match seems to be better than the last. I forsee a big future for Liam.
Saxondale is also incredible. I’ve only seen 3 of his matches before but it one has been great and I’d love him to do well in the WWE tournament.
After the match, the Pastor came out to round the story off from the rumble and to build a further story for the next event.
I enjoyed the event over all and look forward to seeing RISE again in the future.