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Southside – Adrenaline Rush

For a while now I’ve been seeing some awesome cards announced for southside shows and wanting to see some of their events. then a few weeks ago I saw an offer that meant you could ore order 5 shows from one weekend for a knock down price. the weekend in question had 3 of the shows I had wanted to watch so I made an impulsive purchase. Today I watched the first of the 5 events, “Adrenaline Rush”…

​Joe Conners and HC Dyer vs El Ligero and Gabriel Kidd
Great way to kick off an event. I’ve seen three of these wrestle previously and always enjoyed all their matches so even though I wasn’t familiar with Dyer I figured I’d enjoy it. It was fast paced and well worked. The added dynamic of having the champion and MITB holder team was interesting too.


Jessica Havok vs Alex Windsor – Melina special guest ref

Good solid match from two seasoned performers. Very enjoyable and some good bits of tension build between Windsor and Melina – hopefully they’ll have a match.


Travis Banks v Sakamoto

Good solid match. Great heel work from Banks and some moves from Sakamoto that looked so stiff it hurt to watch!


Nixon Newell vs Chris Brooks vs Chris Tyler vs Robbie X

Incredible match. It seemed bizarre at first that a female competitor would be in a four way with three male competitors.  But then I figured that that is probably am outdated idea and that actually there is no reason why there shouldn’t be, and Nixon Newell certainly proved she can Al hang with the guys, she was a stand out performer and deserving winner in my view. The match was great, some excellent one on one wrestling and some great multi man spots.


Sami Callihan vs Chris Ridgeway

This match started at 100 miles and hour and didn’t really let up. Sami Callihan is a phenomenal performer and Chris Ridgeway proved a worth opponent. Great moments of comedy and some great bits of wrestling and fighting. Great match.


Damian Dunne vs Chris Tyler

Impromptu match, with Chris Tyler pulling double duty. Fast paced. Great spots, great story telling. Excellent match around.  Definitely glad it was added to the bill!


Bubblegum vs Rey Fenix

This was a superb match and a worthy main event. I’ve seen Bubblegum many times and ive always been impressed, but this is probably the best match of his I’ve seen. I can’t wait to see him take on Cody Rhodes in Bradford. Fenix was Phenomenal as always and I think the pair of then had styles that meshed really well together.

I thoroughly enjoyed this event and can’t wait to watch the rest of the weekend.

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Each dawn I die

On Sunday night Tidal Championship Wrestling returned to Leeds. I was torn between this great show in my hometown and the double header of “Queen of the ring” and “Kirbymania” that southside had on down the road in Sheffield. I’m sure they were both awesome,  but I thoroughly enjoyed Tidal and was not disappointed to have made that choice.

The first match pitted the 80 minute man David Graves vs Boris Koslov

It was a great opening match. Comedy elements and some great moves were on show  from both wretlers. The crowd had fun and there was an almighty pop when Boris hit a side Russian leg sweep! Boris came out swigging vodka and fave us some great heel work. 

Women’s tag match, Xia Brookside and Lizzie Styles vs Little Miss Roxy and Lanarkshire Austin

Superb match, great wrestling on show fromantic all 4 competitors. Xia really lives up to the Brookside name and it’s incredible how God she is at such a young age, I see a bright future for her. 

I did, however, think Lana and Roxy stole the show, especially Lanarkshire,  who was one of the best heels I’ve seen in a long time, playing the crowd and the ref perfectly. 
Armbar superstar Dan James vs HT Drake

Good match but perhaps a tad short. Both player the crowd well and  Drake is massively agile and showed some great moves off. Sean Only came out and interfered on behalf of stablemate Dan James and build on a feud for future matches.

Sakamoto vs Liam Slater

Great match. LI am Slater is the Open champion and the title is normally contested under WoS rules in a 3 mine round format, i had been expecting that but this match was in a normal format. I think that is better as thw round format can stifle the match sometimes. There were some really big hitting moves in this match. Liam slater is massively impressive. He’s a high flyer with awesome wrestling ability.  Sakamoto is great Japanese strong style wrestle who has some moves that look incredibly painful. Both wrestlers worked the crowd well and the match was very enjoyable.

Xander cooper vs Matt Myers 

Good match with some great crowd banter. Myers came out as Sam Zayn and mocked some of his moves which was pretty cool. There was a well worked Low blow finish that build on the great story the wrestling had told. 

Jackie Polo vs Ace Mathews

Great heel promo to start from Jackie and he continued to wind up the crowd expertly throughout the match.

It was a good solid match. Great move sets on show from both wrestlers and  both worked crowd well. The match was made even beer by David Graves management of Ace.

Tag match – New Nation vs Massimo and Chase.
This was the match I was most looking forward to. New Nation are superb wrestlers who didn’t disappoint.in this match. I’d not seen massimo and chase before, but they worked well against new nation and the styles contrasted really well. Jason Prime was the standout for me in this match, but all 4 wrestlers were great and the match was awesome.

The main event – Rampage Brown vs Wolfgang. Rampage is the current champion and continues to put in fantastic matches. I’d say he was in the top 2 or 3 big UK wrestlers at the moment. Wolfgang is not someone I’d seen before, but he showed that he too is a great wrestler and whoever put these 2 together really gave us all a treat. A great end to a great show. 

I can’t wait till today come back on November 20th!