They’re working with NWE (Nu-Wrestling Evolution) for the first time ever, and have put together a line-up with imports such as Chris Masters, Kevin Nash, Davey Richards and Carlito, and the best of UK talent including Friends of TOWIS Noam Dar, Lion Kid, Mark Haskins and Marty Scurll.
“We’ve been working on it for a very long time,” says head booker Andy Quildan. “We’ve been needing to confirm the US talent, and work it around our talent and showcase the UK guys – that’s what it’s about. We’ve got the guys who are there to enhance the show quality in-ring, and some there to attract the casual fans. It’s a varied card but we’ve got some world-class talent.”
One of the matches on the card looks particularly brilliant – a six-way ladder match featuring Dar, Lion Kid, Supernova, Matt Cross, Kris Travis and Martin Kirby.
“That match just came together – those guys will be wanting to steal the show,” says Quildan. “But everyone on the show will be excited. I don’t think you’ll see something better in the UK in-ring or in terms of production.”
IPW:UK are looking to the future and hoping for big things. “For it to be taken seriously, we have to show we can attract big crowds and that we have high production values. It’s important to evolve and move forward – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. We want to expand the fanbase and run bigger mainstream shows – but we won’t sacrifice show quality in order to do this.
“Making matches is the most important thing – we will guarantee the high quality of our shows. They are and will always be about using the best talent from around the world.”
Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship: ‘Party’ Marty Scurll vs. ‘The Callihan Death Machine’ Sami Callihan
Six-Man No DQ Tag Team Elimination Grudge Match:The Rockstar Spud, T-Bone & Sha Samuels vs. Dave Mastiff, ? & ?
High Stakes Ladder Match: Supernova vs. Martin Kirby vs. Kris Travis vs. ‘M-Dogg 20’ Matt Cross vs. The Lion Kid vs. Noam Dar
Plus: Kevin Nash, Carlito, Chris Masters, Mark Haskins and more!