Ropes and Glory: The Emotional Rise of British Wrestling by Greg Lambert – Out Now

ROPES AND GLORY: THE EMOTIONAL RISE OF BRITISH WRESTLING by GREG LAMBERT...OUT NOW On New Year’s Eve 2016, British wrestling returned to ITV for the first time in almost three decades. A TV audience watched as modern-day British wrestlers followed in the footsteps of 80s legends Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. The World of Sport … Continue reading Ropes and Glory: The Emotional Rise of British Wrestling by Greg Lambert – Out Now

Weans World (by Gary Henderson)

“See – when I was young, you used to go to the carnival in the city centre, and those were your big days out. Like that’s what you remembered growing up as these amazing experiences”- I overheard Ross Watson, PBW owner talking to a trainee as a strong crowd filtered out of the Dobbie Hall – “I want these kids to all look back and remember when the wrestling came to their town and they got to see guys like Grado and Wolfgang”. It was a pretty pertinent point. It’s dead easy to get caught up in social media and be left thinking that wrestling in this country is all adult themed, #britwres twitter, ‘workrate’ matches and all the inner politics and squabbling that comes with it. But while the violent and technical masterclasses in your ICWs and Progresses of the world are vogue – the bread and butter of…

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#theshootseries – EEW Sports UK – Scottish Takeover #7 – Shania Sierra

EEW SPORTS UK

img_0801As part of the double whammy Shania Sierra sits down with us. 

How would you say you got into the business and is it something you have always wanted to do?

I actually didn’t get into wrestling until I was about 18. Growing up I was always told it was fake fighting and didn’t have a point. So I never really bothered. I came across a Moxley dog collar match by accident one day and was hooked. So I’m going to have to say Jon Moxley and Sami Callihan. I loved CZW, still do.

solomon-croweWho had the greatest influence/impact on your life?

Myself. Before wrestling I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was really unmotivated, unhappy and had no goals. As soon as wrestling came about it really made me want to sort myself out and when I look back I’m so proud of myself for making that…

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#theshootseries – EEW Sports UK – Scottish Takeover #6 – Jason Reed

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As part of the double whammy Jason reed is finally here. 
Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
I’ve got so many favourites! Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The rock. Although I’d have to go for the Olympic hero Kurt Angle.
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Who had the greatest influence/impact on your life?
Personally – my family and close friends of course, they support me throughout everything! Wrestling wise would be dolph ziggler – think I’ve watched every single one of his matches, love his style and adopt it throughout my own matches!
When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
Always had it in my head that I wanted to be a pro wrestler, I was hooked instantly and loved every aspect of it. Finally decided to start training in June 2015 at the W3L Action Academy – it’s a great school with great guys, I learn more and more…

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#theshootseries – EEW Sports UK – Scottish Takeover #5 – Dave Jeremi

EEW SPORTS UK

img_20170218_210804Dave Jeremi has arrived let’s see what he has to say. 

Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
I had so many so I’ll keep it relatively short, I was a huge fan of Bret Hart, Mr Perfect and the LOD when I first started watching. Undertaker has kinda been there through it all as well!
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Who had the greatest influence/impact on your life?
I’m honestly not sure. Growing up I wanted to be The Hitman, but having read his autobiography I reckon I’m nothing like him!
When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
Probably the first time I ever watched it. I was in my uncle’s house circa 1990 and he’d just gotten satellite TV. I watched an episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event and was hooked. Texas Tornado, Perfect and the LOD all picked up wins over local guys but I was hooked on…

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#theshootseries – EEW Sports UK – Scottish Takeover #4 – Lucha DS

EEW SPORTS UK

img_20170225_205707He’s hear and we get to speak to the masked Lucha DS. 

Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?

I had an endless amount, because I just loved wrestling, and when I was younger anyone who I got as a figure was my favorite for a time, although I switched back and forward I always gravited back to Bret “the Hitman” hart. The Hart foundation was my favorite tag team as well. And even to this day I watch Bret back on the network. So he takes it as my favorite back then.

l_d5ac25ce9c54131e4a2b4fa81ed9fa02Who had the greatest influence/impact on your life?

The day my son was born was the catalyst for me pursuing wrestling with a stubborn determination I started training the week before he was born and use him as motivation to want to achieve, I want one day to tell him to follow his dreams and if I…

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#theshootseries – EEW Sports UK – Scottish Takeover #3 – Lou King Sharp

EEW SPORTS UK

img_-fl1vzkThe sexiest man interesting is here. Let’s hear what Lou King Sharpe had to say. 

Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?

Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam and Sabu

rvd-titlesWho had the greatest influence/impact on your life?

Probably Rockstar Spud although I didn’t first see him until I had already started training but after seeing him it totally changed my outlook on wrestling as a whole. He showed me that size doesn’t matter if your the biggest character.

When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?

I think I decided I wanted to be a wrestler the first time I saw wrestling haha. It’s all I can remember ever wanting to be to be honest.

Who trained you? And where did you train?

I was trained by Kid Fite at the PBW Academy in Barrhead.

Who’s your closest friend in the industry?

My closest friends are Kid…

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