January 17, 2014
I’m always a bit loath to go out on a Sunday night, especially when it involves travel.
But when I saw the card for this weekend’s IPW:UK show in Tonbridge, featuring Chris Hero vs Zack Sabre Jr, I decided I’d go, and damn the railway engineering work and its stupid replacement buses.
And now, Prince Fergal Devitt’s been added to the line-up, facing Dave Mastiff. This is going to be good.
“Obviously I’m looking forward to debuting for IPW but I think I’m more looking forward to the fact I’ll be returning to Kent and seeing some of my oldest friends, especially Danny Garnell and Zack Sabre Jr,” says Devitt, “not to mention Jimmy Havoc who I hope does a run-in of some sort and puts someone through a flaming table covered in thumb tacks and pops the crowd!” Read the rest of this entry »
July 20, 2013
Rhia O’Reilly told us last week that this all-female matinee card at IPW:UK was a taster of women’s wrestling in the promotion.
If anyone had any doubt that the ladyfolk can put on a great show, this would have allayed their fears.
The card was built around a three-women, three-match round-robin tournament, featuring O’Reilly, Penelope, and the extremely impressive Liberty, who emerged victorious in the main event – she and O’Reilly (who ended up bleeding from the mouth) traded some stiff blows and powerful moves. Read the rest of this entry »
July 17, 2013
There’s innovation down in Swanley this weekend, as IPW:UK hosts its first ever women’s show as the first part of an impressive-looking double header of wrestling.
“It’s very exciting,” says Rhia O’Reilly, who’s part of a round-robin tournament in the afternoon with Liberty and Penelope. “This is a taster show for women’s wrestling.
“And it’s very exciting to have Saraya Knight down – a former SHIMMER champion, and the most experienced wrestler working on the European scene. It’s great to have her on board – she always brings something great to the card.”
“She could probably beat up most of the blokes on the evening card,” admits Iestyn Rees.
After issuing his Skinny Boy Challenge to wrestlers he considered too small, Rees is taking on someone rather more his own size – Joel Masters.
“He’s a big boy, but he’s got a lot to learn,” says Rees. Read the rest of this entry »
September 6, 2012
In four weeks’ time, TOWIS will be celebrating its first anniversary.
Over the past 12 months we’ve had exclusive interviews with top stars from the British scene as well as further afield, and broken big stories such as the licensing issues in UK wrestling.
TOWIS’s success is down to a combination of fantastic loyal readers, the talent on the UK wrestling scene, and the cooperation and support of British promotions.
We’re delighted to say that some of the UK’s top companies (including IPW:UK, Progress and CWA) as well as stars (including Lion Kid and the guys at DEFEND) are giving us some goodies for a celebratory giveaway.
Keep an eye on the site over the next couple of weeks to find out how to enter!
August 30, 2012
As you may have seen over the weekend, there have been some changes afoot at IPW:UK.
Revolution Pro Wrestling will now be the promotion putting on the shows primarily at Sittingbourne, while IPW:UK is going to operate at Swanley.
This is because Daniel Edler and Andy Quildan, the pair previously behind IPW:UK, had a disagreement on the future direction of the company, and over the past week or so agreed to go their separate ways – with Edler retaining the IPW:UK name and Quildan setting up as RPW. Read the rest of this entry »
June 22, 2012
Saturday night sees Iestyn Rees return to IPW:UK to tag with Jimmy Havoc against the Bhangra Knights.
Frankly I don’t think I need to say anything else. That sounds awesome enough.
“It’s great going back to the promotion where I have had the most success and high profile matches,” says Rees.
It’s been a tough few years for Rees, admittedly.
“Obviously the last two years plus, I have been mainly sidelined with various injuries and two knee surgeries,” he says. “However, I’m back fully fit and in the best shape I’ve been in so my plan is to get back to the top in IPW and get in the hunt for the gold.” Read the rest of this entry »
April 20, 2012
It’s almost time for the amazing IPW:UK show at the Troxy, featuring the likes of Carlito, Chris Masters and Kevin Nash.
It all takes place next weekend, and there’s some top UK talent on the bill too, including Friends of TOWIS Mark Haskins, Lion Kid and Noam Dar.
Another Friend of TOWIS, Marty Scurll, is also in the line-up, and he faces a hell of a match against Sami Callihan. “I can’t wait,” he says. “I’m really excited – he’s done so much, he’s one of the best in the world. I’ve always wanted to wrestle him – I was supposed to wrestle him last year – so I’ll go into the ring and try to match him. I’m just delighted – it’s a great platform for the show.” Read the rest of this entry »