TOWIS: one year on

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!

Competition: win the Lion Kid In DGUK DVD!

June 20, 2012

Lion Kid’s featuring in two of the big shows this weekend – Saturday night he’s with IPW:UK in Swanley against Mark Haskins, and on Sunday he’s at Progress Wrestling at the Garage versus Stixx.

So – want to win his brand-new Lion Kid in DGUK DVD? Of course you do!

Well, he’s very kindly sent us a copy to give away as a competition prize.

All you have to do is answer the following question:

What’s Lion Kid’s official billed height?

Email us your answer by 12 noon on Monday 25th June. A winner will be picked at random and notified that afternoon.

If you’re not lucky enough to win, you can buy a DVD from his official website.

Good luck!

Interview: Lion Kid talks Chris Jericho, Japan and video games

February 29, 2012

He’s the man in the mask, roaring in the jungle somewhere near you…but other than that, Lion Kid is a very mysterious beast. So I decided to find out a bit more about him…

Tell us a bit about your early career. What made you want to be a wrestler, and when did you begin training? Are there particular wrestlers who have inspired you?

I was always pretty active as a youngster; I wanted to be a wrestler since I was around 8 or 9. But unlike most people, it wasn’t watching wrestling that got me into wrestling in the first place: that would be playing the video games – WWF WrestleMania on the Super Nintendo and later WWF Warzone on the Nintendo 64. I actually still have both games. The old games machines are still my favourites.

So after playing the games for years, one morning I saw it was on TV and thought I’d see what it was like. That was 1998 and I was hooked instantly. I was playing the games so it was easy for me to get into the shows, as I already knew who all the characters were before I even saw them wrestle on TV. It wasn’t until I started watching it on TV that I felt the desire to become a professional wrestler. Read the rest of this entry »

Question: What would Lion Kid’s WWE name be?

October 23, 2011

A conversation from this weekend’s excellent Dragon Gate UK show at Nottingham’s Albert Hall:

“You know when WWE make people change their names when they sign? Like, Bryan Danielson becomes Daniel Bryan, and Claudio Castagnoli becomes Antonio Cesaro?”


“What would they change Lion Kid’s name to, while still keeping his gimmick of a feline British masked luchador?”

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