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LIVE ACTION FROM ALL STAR

Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 August – RHYL Town Hall (7pm). Tickets on sale at door from 6 pm on event nights, or book in advance at Rhyl Tourist Information Centre, West Promenade. Telephone 01745-344515.

Wednesday 9 August – BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Ballroom (7.30 pm) – AB 0844-5763000

Friday 22 September – LEAMINGTON Royal Spa Centre (7.30pm) – AB 01926-334418

Sunday 24 September – DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre (6pm) – AB 01582-602080

Friday 29 September – NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion Theatre (7.30pm) – AB 0151-6660000

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ALL STAR GRAPPLEVINE

Writer: Russell Plummer  Photos: Tony Knox

Sizzling summer action at Rhyl Town Hall!

In focus (l to r): James Mason v Harlem Bravado, Tony Spitfire v Dean Allmark, Connor Cline faces Joe Hyde

ALL STAR’S 2017 summer season at North Wales wrestling hot spot Rhyl Town Hall is now well underway with further big bills lined up for Tuesdays 8, 16, 22 and 29 August with the action starting at 7pm each week and with home stars including James Mason, Dean Allmark and Robbie Dynamite keeping the pressure on Superslam Championship holder Harlem Bravado who is now back on the solo trail after being joined in July by elder brother Lance Bravado. Harlem says he’s not going anywhere and will be face any challengers the promoters put in his path with others eager to make their mark including Devon Destroyer Oliver Grey, Bath speed merchant Charlie G, Swedish time bomb Fabian Steinbolt and metal masked monster Thunder. Tickets are on sale from 6pm at the Town Hall door on event nights or in advance from the Rhyl Tourist Information Centre (Tel: 01475-344514). Also up and running is competition for the Haven Belts at nearly 60 of the group’s holiday centres in England, Scotland and Wales where All Star are presenting weekly bills until the end of August. Last contested in 2015, the East Coast title will again be contested by winner then ‘Zebra Kid’ Roy Knight while Dean Allmark and Mexican style luchador will be out to triumph in the north and Scotland.

Top stars in the Rhyl Town Hall ring!

International action as America’s Chris Silvo faces Italy’s teen ace the Tiger Kid.

US globetrotter Lance Bravado battling it out with Sweden’s Fabian Steinbolt.

Former home ring stars Eddie Hamill and Johnny Saint enjoyed the Rhyl action and are pictured by Tony Knox above left with the Bravado Brothers   Harlem and Lance, and the line-up on the right is: Tony Spitfire, Eddie     Hamill, Dean Allmark, All Star promoter Brian Dixon and James Mason.

Bournemouth summer wrestling special!

Due at Bournemouth: Oliver Grey, Connie Steele, Erin Angel and the ‘Peckham Pedlars’

A DOZEN top ring stars are heading for Bournemouth on Wednesday 9 August to battle it out through a five event Pavilion Ballroom summer spectacular from All Star Wrestling, Europe’s longest operating promoter with a history going back more than 45 years.           All Star, who have no connection with promoters who cancelled a planned Bournemouth event last month, headline at the Pavilion with an international tag team clash that sees the colourful home combination of ‘Savvy’ Sid Scala and Lewis Howley, known as the ‘Peckham Pedlars,’ taking an American Rockstars formation of Chris Silvio and Diamond Steele. Wheeler-dealer Scala has been hailed as wrestling’s answer to Del Boy from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ while the heavier Howey calls on experience gained in a glittering amateur career. Their opponents are equally ringwise with Silvio, from Clearwater, Florida, wrestling for the past 15 years after training with Rip Rogers in the USA and England’s Marty Jones. He had a fine amateur career and was a member of the USA national team at the age 16 as well as being a trained musician and writer who joined forces with Steele, from West Hollywood, a wrestler since 2011. Rarely entering the ring without his trusty guitar, Steele started with WWE training outfit Ohio Valley Wrestling before going on to TNA Wrestling. Home heavyweight stars will be on collision course in the evening’s top solo contest with fast climbing 21 year-old Londoner Josh Faulkner facing West Country force Oliver Grey, the star from Exeter who is regularly maintaining the form shown during a two year stint in the United States with WWE development territory NXT. There will also be ladies action with Dorset’s rising star Connie Steele, daughter of legendary ring battler Klondyke Kate, making the short trip from her home in Weymouth to face one of the country’s most accomplished female campaigners in the shape of Erin Angel the Southampton lass who made her professional debut at the tender age of 15 and has hardly looked back In the decade since.Phil Powers, the Essex-based wrestler who boosted his following as ‘The Man Van’ when appearing in last year’s Channel 4 hit series will also be on view in one of the two remaining contests taking on the ever aggressive ‘Trashman’ Martin Broome. The action begins at 7.30pm and tickets are on sale at the Pavillion box office, telephone 0844-5763000.

More overseas talent heading our way!

In the picture (l to r): Tiger Kid, Diamond Steele, Chris Silvio and Sam Adonis.

ALTHOUGH American tag star Lance Bravado has headed back across the Atlantic after July action partnering his brother Harlem in All Star rings, a new arrival from the other side of the big pond is rockstar Diamond Steele, the guitar playing heavyweight from West Hollywood who will be in solo action as well as tag matches alongside partner Chris Silvio who arrived here last month. There is also fresh talent from Austria on its way but teenage high flier the Tiger Kid has had to return home to Italy after suffering a knee injury that will need six weeks of recovery. The 18 year-old from Cantanzaro in Southern Italy had been making a big impression in front of crowds at Haven Holiday Centres but his match against Chris Silvio at Rhyl on 25 July ended prematurely. Trained by top stars including Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Sabu and Sam Adonis, the Tiger Kid says he will be back in the autumn stronger than ever!

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