Monday, 5 December 2016

Jon422002 2016 Wrestling Awards

Jon422002 2016 Wrestling Awards

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UK Wrestler of The Year 2016

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Will Ospreay

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Will had a groundbreaking year, Will Ospreay won Best Super Juniors Tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling an incredible feat.

Will brought attention back to UK wrestling and played a big part of bringing the spotlight back to UK wrestling in 2016.

Will has worked with ROH,NJPW and many more promotions throughout the UK. Will has become a hot property in Pro Wrestling and its great to a UK wrestler doing so well in some of the biggest companies in the world. Will high flying aerobic style is tremendous to watch and its mesmerising.

I Hope he continues to have an even bigger and better 2017.

WWE Tag Team of The Year

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The New Day

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As a fan of Bullet Club, The Elite and Kenny Omega it pains me to wrote this but its true. New Day have been the longest running WWE champions in History. New Day have done a tremendous job in WWE over the last year had great tag team matches with the likes of Gallows and Anderson, Cesaro and Sheamus and more.

New Day have been able to do in 2016 what many other teams have failed to do and keep hold of those tag team titles. Kofi, Big E and Xavier make a brilliant 3 man group and always see entertaining television whenever they are on screen.

WWE Show of the Year (since brand split)

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Smackdown for me has been the better show since the brand split. 2 hours is alot easier to digest and they always seem to have something to capture your attention whether it be Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss, Miz and Doplh Ziggler who had a great feud this year or Ambrose and Styles everything just feels alot more important and meaningful on Smackdown. 

For me Smackdown has been more competitive and kept my attention for longer plus the addition of Talking Smack after the show has really helped also give depth to the characters and to further story lines too. 

WWE Womens Wrestler of The Year 

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Charlotte has had a great 2016 had multiple Women's title reigns, amazing feuds especially with Sasha Banks and culminating in the first ever Women's Hell in the Cell Match.

Charlotte has been a the forefront of changing perception of Women's Wrestling and changes what it means to be a women wrestler in pro wrestling. Charlotte is defining what a female wrestler should be athletic, beautiful, kick ass female.

Best WWE Wrestler 2016 

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AJ Styles

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AJ Styles has been the standout wrestler of 2016. AJ debuted at WWE Royal Rumble and he has not looked back since. Aj has had an amazing run in WWE in his first year. Great matches with Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns led to AJ moving to Smackdown and winning WWE World Championship. Not only that AJ showing how comfortable is in his role as champion not only worked with James Ellsworth but Ellsworth has beaten AJ x3 times and it doesn't hurt AJ at all. AJ Character is so strong and his ability to have an amazing match with anyone that he can do things that others haven't done or will do.

A great year, A great Wrestler a great champion

Best Wrestler of 2016 

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Broken Matt Hardy

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Broken Matt Hardy really came out nowhere in 2016. Iconic Matt hardy had a match against Jeff Hardy and Jeff put Matt through a table hitting him with a huge swanton bomb from top of the studio in Orlando Florida putting Matt Through the table that he was laying on,Matt hasn't been the same since.

Matt Hardy turned into Broken Matt Hardy a man who has taken pro wrestling by storm, he has changed what can be done in wrestling and what can be achieved. Final Deletion, Delete or Decay  have been tremendous, in addition the words "Delete and Obsolete" have become part off Wrestling fans vocabulary, Matt Hardy has re-evolved himself and fully deserves Best Wrestler of 2016.

TNA have had a turbulent 2016 and without Broken Matt Hardy it could of been so much worse. What he has done for TNA in 2016 should not be forgotten either kept them on the map and kept drawing viewers in.

Best Wrestling Match 2016

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Kenny Omega Vs Naito - NJPW G1 Climax 2016 

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One of the best matches i have ever seen I manged to see this live on NJPW world (new Japan pro wrestling streaming service) this had it all.

I wrote a blog on this just after the match finished here is what i wrote

Kenny had to win his final match vs Naito in order to finish 1st and move on to the final and face the winner of block A. Kenny and Naito in my opinion had a match which I believe was match of the year. Omega and Naito showed that they are the top dogs in New Japan. They told a great story throughout their match it had all the elements that in my opinion make pro wrestling matches so great action, suspense, drama and more importantly made me suspend my disbelief.

Here is the match in Summary (Please do see it on NJPW World you wont regret it)

Naito went after Omega left leg and really focuses his attack there all match culminating in a modified figure 4 which looked like it would end the match however Omega got to the ropes. Omega came back with some insane offence if his own. 

A power bomb over a guard rail and through a table then a dive from the top rope over the barrier and plunging down on Naito then when Naito gets back towards the ring Omega hits him with a dragon suplex on the ring apron!!! Naito tried to put Omega away but Omega fought valiantly with one leg and managed to hit the one winged Angel (after trying for it throughout the match) and got the pinfall victory!

Wrestling Tag Team of The Year

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The Young Bucks

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The Young Bucks Nick and Matt Jackson have had an awesome 2016. New Day have WWE Tag Team award but Wrestling tag team award covering everyone outside of WWE had to go to The Young Bucks.

As I have mentioned in this blog I watch a Young Bucks match I always see something new innovative and crazy but also I feel like I have seen something that is worth investing my time in. They never disappoint, along with Kenny Omega my expectations are always high but they are either always met or exceeded by them.

Young bucks are currently IGWP Junior Tag Champs and ROH Tag Team Champs too it shows how much those companies have faith in Young Bucks.

Young Bucks have just resigned with NJPW and ROH for 2017 and beyond!

More superkick parties coming in 2017!

Best Company 2016 

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New Japan Pro Wrestling 

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New Japan Pro Wrestling have had a tremendous year after losing so much talent to WWE in 2016 they have gone from strength to strength. If you think that NJPW lost Aj Styles, Nakamura, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson all in one go.

They had to be hurting after all those departures but managed to put out an entertaining and brilliant wrestling product too. G1 Climax tournament this year was great and culminated in Kenny Omega Winning the G1 (the first foreign wrestler ever to do so) 

Wrestlers Like Okada and Tanahashi have been having consistent matches all throughout the year plus New Groups like LIJ have added a different element to NJPW. The Young Bucks Nick and Matt Jackson never have a bad match and you always see something new an innovative from them in tag team wrestling. 

The NJPW streaming service has gone from strength to Strength with lots of Live events and now lots English content also with subtitled documentaries also, gives alot of scope to the future. 

Holy S&^% moment of the year

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Golberg defeats Bock Lesnar in less time than his entrance
Survivor Series 2016

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To me  one of the most shocking moments of the year.

Goldberg returns to the ring after 12 years and everyone is anticipating a great match between Goldberg and Lesnar, however it didn't last that long.

Brock pushed Goldberg to the corner, Goldberg pushes Lesnar to the canvas, Goldberg hits a spear, then hits another spear, hits a jackhammer and its over!

Brock Lesnar the man who defeated Undertaker Undefeated streak is destroyed in 2 Minutes what a shock!

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Jonathan Orchard

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

CSF Wrestling Preview Sun Jan 22nd 2017 W/ former #WWE star Cody Rhodes

CSF Wrestling Preview Sun Jan 22nd 2017
 W/ former #WWE star Cody Rhodes

CSF Wrestling is coming back to Komedia, Bath, UK for another huge show featuring former WWE star Cody Rhodes on Sunday 22nd January 2017.

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Cody Rhodes

Check out Cody Rhodes New Theme Music "Kingdom" Click the video below

Cody will be appearing alongside the awesome talent of CSF Wrestling in a huge night of pro wrestling action.

Komedia, Bath

Tickets have been selling fast

Front Row and Second Row have sold out but floor seats and General admission tickets available to purchase at this time.

Tickets are also available for meet and greet with Cody Rhodes before the show.

You can purchase tickets by going to CSF Shop (click the link below)

CSF Website

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See you at the show!

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Jonathan Orchard

Monday, 21 November 2016

Big League Wrestling Inception Results Sun 20 Nov 2016 MVP vs Mr Anderson

Big League Wrestling Inception
 Results Sun 20 Nov 2016
MVP vs Mr Anderson

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Hello all and welcome to the very 1st Big League Wrestling blog!

This is Big League Wrestling debut show at The Corn Exchange in Exeter!

Pre show 

I had a platinum ticket which before the show included a pew show Q and A with Mr Anderson and MVP.  

We go into the building and go in one of the conference rooms which is set up with one chair either side and a rostrum and stood in the middle we are greeted by Lewis Rossiter President of Big League Wrestling.

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There are 4 cameramen in the room ready to film the upcoming event. 

Lewis begins and talks to us about the origins of Big League, his passion for wrestling and what matches we will be seeing later in the evening.

Lewis then introduces Mr Anderson and MVP they come into the room and our Q and A begins!

Mr Anderson and MVP face to Face at Q&A

It was a tremendous Q and A one of the best I have been part of both Mr Anderson and MVP were very open with there responses to questions and they didn't hold Anything back! I laughed, learnt a lot and had so much fun listening to them. 

I won't go into the questions asked as it may be on the Big League Wrestling YouTube channel soon, so keep your eyes on Big League Wrestling YouTube page and subscribe to know first when it is uploaded - trust me you won't want to miss it.

We are lead from the conference room into the main arena for tonight show.

What immediately hit me as I came in was the set up. The ring had red, white and Blue ropes and has steel steps either side and has steel guard rails around the ringside area and a raised platform where performers walk down to the ring. 

The lights turned down and we are ready for Debut show of Big League Wrestling to begin! 

Big League Crowd before the show starts

Below are match results and a summary notes of the matches (as I remember them! p.s I may have not have Jake and Brice (liquid Dreams names around the right way I cant tell them apart!)

Main Show

Sid Scala vs Lion Kid 

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This is my first time seeing Sid Scala and as a huge fan of Only Fools and Horses loved seeing the tribute ring trucks with 'savvy Sid's bargains on the back of it! Lion kid is out next, i saw Lion Kid recently so I'm looking forward to seeing this match. 

Lion kid and Sid feeling out each other and there was lots of chain wrestling to begin with and lots of transitions between holds, in my opinion I think Lion Kid got the better of the opening exchanges. 

Lion kid then gets Sid in a magistral cradle and gets a 2 count, does another and gets another 2 count, goes for a third cradle and gets another two count then at this point both men still in the hold are rolling around the ring canvas! They do 2 laps of the ring and Lion Kid gets another 2 count, nice spot in the match. 

Pinfall attempt by Lion Kid

Sid gets frustrated goes to the outside comes back into the ring and Lion kid is doing a handstand in the corner, Sid can't get close, he tries to get the referee to help him but this doesn't help, Sid runs towards Lion Kid and takes a double stomp to the chest and falls to the canvas lion kid hits a splash for a 2 count. 

Both men are up and Lion kid hits a springboard splash for a 2 count the. Sid gets frustrated and grabs his jacket and throws it at the referee and rakes Lion Kid eyes.

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As the match continues Sid goes to the top rope but can't balance goes to 2nd rope but thinks it's too high and goes to bottom rope but says no and goes to elbow drop lion kid and he moves out of the way. 

Lion kid goes for his finisher The Circle of Life but Sid throws him Into the corner and rolls him up for a two count but has his feet on the ropes and referee notices and stops the count. Lion kid is then able to hit Circle of Life for the win! 

Karl Atlas vs Psycho Phillips 

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Karl Atlas comes out first with a long boxing robe on. Philips is out next I liked his face paint and the quirkiness of the character. I like something different and Phillips provided that in this match he is unconventional and different and that's what really made him stand out to me. 

Let me first say I had some difficulty here because my phone stopped working and was trying to fix it as match was going on. 

Atlas and Philips Tie up and are going back and forward but no one is winning. They break up and Atlas goes to shoulder block Phillips and nothing happens, Phillips then Goes to shoulder block Atlas and again neither man is to be moved.

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Both men then try to clothesline each other at the same time but again neither man is going anywhere. Philips then gets atlas by his beard and in and funny Moment Atlas hits the canvas! 

Philips throws Atlas into the corner and gets reserved and Atlas hits the corner. Following this Atlas takes over and beats down in Phillips and one point Phillips gets rammed back first into a rail at ringside. 

Phillips is able to come back though  and take the win against Karl Atlas.

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Big Grizzly and Scotty Essex vs Liquid Dreams 

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Liquid dreams come out first and the crowd hate them! Scotty Essex the. Comes out to a loud ovation the following him Big Grizzly comes out to an equally loud ovation and they stare down Liquid dreams and make there way to the ring.

Scotty and Big Grizzly get up on the turnbuckles and pose for the crowd and the audience erupt again! Both teams go to there corners and our tag team match is on! 

Liquid dreams say they want to take there jackets of before the match and tell the referee to keep Grizzly and Essex back, liquid dreams are taking ages so grizzly grabs them both and bangs their heads together! Both men roll out of the ring! 

Bruce (I think starts off) with Scotty Essex in the ring Scotty gets Bruce in a headlock and Bruce breaks away but Scotty hits a great drop kick to Bruce and then one to Jake who runs into the ring. 

Scotty is now in control he tags in Big Grizzly and they knock Bruce down and Big Grizzly picks up Scotty and body slams him onto the prone Bruce in the ring. 

Grizzly tags Scotty back in and Scotty hits a tremendous standing suplex where he holds Bruce for a long time before bringing him down to the canvas. 

Scotty with Standing Suplex

As the match continues Grizzly comes back in and is still in control until Bruce and Jake double team Grizzly in the corner turning the match in their favour, Jake then grabs Grizzly leg and hits it Into the ring post. Bruce them continues to inflict more punishment of the leg of Grizzly it's looking like the match has tuned and liquid dreams have taken control until Grizzly is able to make it to Scotty. 

Scotty comes in and takes on both members of liquid dreams until he is in the corner of liquid dreams then liquid dreams take far too long doing leapfrog in the ring and Scotty hits back. 

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As the match continues Grizzly is back in the ring and he bearhugs then suplexs Jake Grizzly squashes both members of liquid dreams in the corners of the ring. Grizzly goes to double chokeslam liquid dreams but they break Grizzly hold, Grizzly then Gets back suplexed by Bruce. Scotty gets hoisted on shoulders of Jake but Scotty turns it into a victory roll, Jake kicks out Scotty is then low blowed and liquid dreams win. 

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After the match Grizzly and Scotty are in the ring and Grizzly suddenly gets Scotty By the throat and chokeslams him to the canvas this brings out Exeter own Chris Amdrews who challenges Grizzly to a match right after the interval. 

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Chris Andrews

Big Grizzly vs Chris Andrews

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After being cheered so much just an hour before Grizzly is now being booed out of the building by the fans in Exeter.

Out next to a massive Cheer is Exeter own Chris Andrews who has vowed to finish off Grizzly once and for all. 

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Chris and Grizzly go straight at each other Grizzly gets clothesline over the top but he lands on his feet he pulls Chris from the ring and inflicts some damage on the ring apron both men get back in the ring Chris is able to stun Grizzly, Chris goes to 2nd rope and tries a flying body press but Grizzly catches him Grizzly then Hits a slam. Grizzly is working over Andrews as much as he can at this point and is trying to dominate the match keeping Andrews down

Grizzly getting Andrews on the mat

As the match continues Chris Andrews goes for a flying body press from the top rope this time and is able to hit it but only gets a two count.

Amazing flying body press from Andrews

Andrews is then able to hit the TKO and gets the pinfall victory. 


Big League president Lewis Rossiter comes to the ring and he has something with him. Lewis takes the Big League Heavyweight title out of his bag and presents it too the crowd this is what Mr Anderson and MVP will be fighting for in our main event coming next. Lewis then announces that main event is now a no DQ match! 

Lewis Rossiter presents Big League World Championship

Before he leaves Lewis informs us via his best Ricardo Rodriguez impression that Alberto Del Rio is coming to Exmouth for Big League Wrestling in February (Tickets to be released soon check @gobigleague on Twitter for announcements) 

Big League World Heavyweight Championship 

Mr Anderson vs MVP 

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Anderson and MVP went out there and had one of the best matches I have seen live.

Their world heavyweight title contest was incredible it went from the ring to the barriers on the outside, to the top of the tiered seating in the Arena! 

MVP making his way to the ring

There was so much happening in this match and even before the match started the fans were chanting 'this is awesome' and alternating between chanting MVP and Anderson.

Anderson and MVP lock up

Both men started off tentatively in this match and lots of wrestling between them, go behind, hammerlock and wrist locks traded by both men Anderson gets MVP on the canvas with a scissors lock around MVP neck but MVP pops out and lays on the top rope! 

MVP relaxes on the top rope

MVP shouts lets turn this up a notch and clubs Anderson across the back and now the match is turning more physical MVP throws Anderson off the ropes but Anderson comes back and knocks MVP to the floor.

Anderson gets MVP and hits him into the barrier at ringside head first Anderson goes to throw MVP into steel steps but MVP turns it around and throws Anderson into them! 

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MVP boots Anderson to the face and then throws Anderson over the barrier into the crowd! MVP and Anderson are fighting in the front two rows then they make there way through the crowd and are now headed up the tiered seating with fans all around them MVP and Anderson reach the top and they both try to throw each over at the top! Both men are hitting each other and MVP rolls down the steps. 

Fighting in the crowd

MVP sets up 4 chairs from the front row he also chucks some chairs on top of Anderson on the floor, Anderson manages to get up he grabs MVP and looks like he is going to suplex MVP onto the 4 chairs

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However MVP gets the advantage and suplex Anderson onto the pile on floors on the wooden floor, the sound echoes around Exeter Corn exchange as a 'holy shit' breaks out from the live crowd followed by 'this is awesome' 

MVP make their way back through the barriers and back into the ring MVP gets a two count he kicks Ken and is in control. MVP then hits a perfect plex for a 2 count. 

Fisherman Suplex by MVP

As match continues Anderson and MVP are in their knees in centre of the ring punching Each other in the face until they get to their feet Anderson goes for Kenton bomb MVP gets out and goes to 2nd rope but Anderson cuts him off and then hits Kenton bomb for 2 count.

Anderson goes for a mic check but MVP kicks out at 2 MVP gets back up and hits Ken with playmaker but Ken kicks out at 2, MVP hits tombstone for a 2 count.

MVP Tombstone to Mr Anderson

MVP gets Big League World title he hits Anderson with it but again Ken is not going down MVP goes to hit MVP with the title again but Anderson gets MVP in the mic check and gets the 3 count. 

Mr Anderson Your New Big League World Champion!

After a brilliant match your winner and new big league world champion Mr Anderson! 

After the show there was a post show meet and greet with all the stars of Big League Wrestling I brought a meet and greet with MVP afterwards and got to meet him and have my poster signed too.

me and MVP

I also got a picture with New champ Mr Anderson!!

me and Ken Anderson

Overall thoughts

wow what a way to start off with a new promotion and a new show too. The main event MVP vs Mr Anderson was amazing and truly lived it to its billing that will go down as the first ever Big League Heavyweight title match in history and it has set the standards now for other title matches in the future to reach. 

As a platinum ticket holder certainly got value for money with Q and A before the show as front row seat and ability to speak to and listen to MVP and Mr Anderson and to understand more about their careers and the wrestling business.  

The arena looked great with added details of barriers, steps and different ring ropes. I noticed at least 4 different cameramen throughout the show capturing all the action too. 

I thought for a debut show of a brand new company this was brilliant it didn't feel like it was there first show which is a massive compliment to people that made it happen and put it all together. 

Big Grizzly worked in two different matches one as a tag team good guy and one as a bad guy in a singles match I have never seen that at a wrestling event before and thought that was pretty cool thing to do to be able to work both good and bad in the same night is very unique and not something many wrestlers can do. 

I really dug psycho Phillips and as I said before there is something really interesting to his character will be interesting to see how he is utilised going forward a big league and what new elements Phillips will bring to the table. 

Also interesting to see what future holds or cruiserweight wrestling Lion Kid was extremely athletic and had a brilliant opening match be great to see him in the future as part of a big league cruiserweight division. 

Most Important thing about this show the fans left with Smiles on their faces and ready for more!

Big League next show taking place in Exmouth in February 2017 with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio!

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Jonathan Orchard