ALL STAR GRAPPLEVINE
presented by Russell Plummer – Pictures Tony Knox
Get Ready For Gravesend Summer Explosion
Left to right: James Mason, Oliver Grey, Dean Allmark and Danny Collins
FAST increasing ‘needle’ between top stars James Mason and Oliver Grey will erupt in the ring during a special extra All Star Wrestling bill at the Woodville Hall, Gravesend, on Friday 19 June. South London-born Mason and Devon destroyer Grey finished at odds following Gravesend’s Easter week event when they opposed Thunder in a match that saw the metal masked Superslam Champion Thunder cling on to the belt in a controversial finish. The June programme, starting at 7.30pm, also sees Thunder hitting the tag team trail when partnered by Essex cyclone Phil Powers against Dean Allmark and, fresh from a Woodville Hall ‘King of the Ring’ event triumph in April, Bath blast Charlie Garrett. The programme also brings an intriguing four man knockout when three rising current stars, 19 year-old Josh Faulkner from Victoria, London; the already well-travelled Zulu Warrior; and, back after an impressive Gravesend debut last time round, 24 year-old Danny Duggan from Balham, South London, take on one of the ring’s most accomplished and experienced stars, Bristol-born Danny Collins, a former |British and European title holder. Don’t forget there will further All Star summer dates at the Embassy Centre, Skegness, from 7pm on Thursday 30 July, and at the Pavilion Ballroom in Bournemouth on Thursday 27 August with a 7.30pm start, plus a run of Tuesday evening bills at the Town Hall in Rhyl, North Wales, starting on July 21 and with more information in our Training School story below. Further details of all events will appear on All Star’s website: www.superslamwrestling.com with a late line-up check available from the Wrestlecall phone hot line on 09068-121884, updated every Monday and with calls costing 60p per minute.
European challengers for Butlin’s honours
Heading our way (l to r): Adrian Severe, Hakeem Waqur, Juvenile X and Vitto Puro.
LAST year Oliver Grey was declared the outright winner of the first Butlin’s Belt series and the former WWE NXT star will be making a determined bid to come out on top once again when Superslam action returns to the Skegness, Bognor Regis and Minehead resorts through the Spring Bank Holiday period towards the end of May. Dates confirmed are: May 23 – Bognor Regis and Skegness; May 24 – Minehead; May 26 – Bognor Regis; May 27 – Minehead; May 28 – Skegness; May 29 – Bognor Regis and Skegness; May 31 – Minehead – and this time the home stars will face a big challenge from the other side of the English Channel! Adrian Severe, the Munich campaigner trained by former UK star Steve Wright and a man who caused more than a few heads to turn during a UK debut tour in summer 2014 following appearances in the United States and all over Europe, will be back along with two new Germany-based contenders, the 205 pounds threat who styles himself as Juvenile X, and the ‘Arabian Sandstorm,’ Israel-born Hakeem Waqur who weighs-in at 231 pounds. Also returning later will be Finland’s tattooed ‘Nasty Boy’ Vitto Puro and another German force who made his mark during summer 2014, Hans Hoffman.
Hooligans Roy and Zak on Haven trophy trail
Facing the camera (l to r): UK Hooligans, Kid Fite, Tyson T-Bone and T.J.Stomper
PLANS are taking shape for the new regional championships that are to feature in All Star events at the Haven Holiday Centres through the peak summer period this year. Four man knockout tournaments will take place at each of more than 30 Haven Centres with the country split into different areas: Southern England, East Anglia, the North East, Scotland, plus Wales and Cornwall. Already Norfolk-based Hooligans Roy and Zak Knight have confirmed they will be looking for success in East Anglia while Kid Fite could face tough competition in Scotland from B.T.Gunn and the ever improving Kenny Williams; Caden Lay, Charlie Garrett and Tyson T-Bone could be the men to watch in Wales and the west while on the south coast T.J.Stomper and Justin Starr look likely to be on course to renew old rivalries with Warren Brady another major threat.
Summer plans for All Star Training School
THE All Star Training School will be taking its annual summer break in July and August but will be up and running again each Saturday from 12 September with sessions from 10am to 4pm at Bebington Civic Centre on Merseyside. Once again there is a big incentive for the top trainees who will have a chance to feature in summer bills at North Wales wrestling hot spot Rhyl Town Hall. Last year students including Rufus Jacobs, A.J.Silver, Big Kahula, Justin Sane and girls prospect Sammi Rae eagerly seized opportunities to debut in front of a live audience and show just what they had earned from head coach Dean Allmark and his team. For 2015, the opening Rhyl programme is scheduled for Tuesday 21 July from 7pm and the top stars of the ring will then be at the North Wales resort each Tuesday through to 25 August. After a two week early May break the Training School resumes on Saturday 12 May and then runs each week into July. Parents of children interested in seeing what the Training School is all about are invited to attend any Saturday session and full details can be obtained by calling 07738-330316. Details of the popular children’s parties which can be arranged at Bebington bringing a live wrestling experience up close and personal with the stars can be obtained from the same number.