LIVE ACTION FROM ALL STAR
Wednesday 25 July – BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Ballroom (7.30pm) AB 01202-055660
Tuesdays 8, 21, 28 August – RHYL Town Hall (7.30pm) AB 01745-344515 – (Tickets available in advance from Rhyl Tourist Information Centre)
Wednesday 29 August – BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Ballroom (7.30pm) AB 01202-055660
Sunday 30 September – BASILDON Towngate Theatre (3pm) AB 01868-465465
Tickets can be purchased at face value in advance or on the day of the show at venue Box Offices. Bookings online or by phone usually incur additional ticket fees or transaction charges over which All-Star Wrestling have no control.
Saturday 2 June – GRAVESEND Woodville Hall (6pm). AB: 01474-337459
Wednesdays 25 July and 29 August – BOURNEMOUTH Pavillion Ballroom (7.30pm). AB: 081474-337774
July/August – RHYL Town Hall – full date details to be confirmed soon.
For all of the above events tickets can be purchased at face value in advance or on the day of the show at the venue Box Office. Bookings on line or by telephone incur additional ticket fee and transaction charges over which All Star Wrestling has no control.
ALL STAR WRESTLING
Writer: Russell Plummer – Photographs: Tony Knox
Foreign invaders head our way
In the spotlight (top): Sam Adonis and Japan’s Hiroki Utamaro. Left to right (above): Joe Legend, Johnny Idol, Fabian Steinbloc and Harley Rage.
BRITISH rings are facing their biggest invasion for years as stars from North America, New Zealand, Japan and Scandinavia head our way for outstanding action. Harlem Bravado, still here and causing mayhem, will be joined by fellow American Sam Adonis, both of them former Superslam Champiship holders and big supporters of Donald Trump – Adonis even entering the ring on occasions with the face of the controversial US President on his trunks! Sam, from Pittsburg, Pennysylvania, had a good run with the Superslam crown but was stripped of the belt for failing to make a UK defence in the stipulated six months after heading home via Mexico in summer 2015. Originally from Toronto in Canada, Joe Legend is one of the ring’s most travelled heavyweight jet-setters with experience so far in no fewer than 24 different countries. After appearances in the United States for Extreme Championship Wrestling and the WWE, Joe spent time with Germany’s Catch Wrestling Association before going on to Russia, South Africa and Japan to feature for Pro-Wrestling Noah. Due for a UK debut after most recently campaigning in Mexico is speedy New Zealander Johnny Idol, who will be making his first British tour, while returning to build on the reputation gained during a brief visit last year is Japanese contender Hiroki Utamaro.
Scandinavian talent continues to make a big impression and Fabian Steinbolt, the self-styled ring time bomb from Gothenburg, Sweden, returns to demonstrate skills learned training with Robbie Brookside and Joe Legend. This time he will be accompanied by imposing bearded newcomer Harley Rage who is determined to make a major impression, while waving the flag for Finland once again will be ‘Nasty Boy’ Vitto Puro who is set to clock-up 10 years of European action in 2019. Big dates for the foreign invaders include seaside bills from All Star at the Pavilion Ballroom in Bournemouth on Wednesdays 25 July and 29 August, both starting at 7.30pm, while North Wales fans will get their traditional burst of summer action at Rhyl Town Hall with 7.30pm starts on Tuesdays 7, 21 and 28 August. There’s an afternoon bill from 3pm at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon, on Sunday 30 September and a dozen All Star dates follow in October and November with full details in the Calendar section of this site.
Scottish stars ready for action
Facing the camera, left to right, Steve Xavier, Kid Fite, Lou King Sharpe and Lucy Cole.
ALL STAR’S 2018 run at the Haven Holiday Centres begins in Scotland towards the end of June with weekly dates set to fill the huge arena at Craig Tara near Ayr with more action at Haven’s Seaton Sands, Berwick on Tweed and Haggeston Castle centres. The tempo increases during July building up to almost 40 bills each week as venues in England and Wales come on stream and all with top home and overseas stars regularly featured. In Scotland, Steve Xavier the man who continues to light-up the scene will be looking to take on all challengers and out to dazzle the crowds with his high flying style. Kid Fite, the man people love to hate returns to the Haven Parks ready to remind everyone why he is a force reckoned with as he continues to be a regular on the red hot Scottish scene with major contenders flung is way in recent months including WWE UK Stars Wolfgang, Jordan Devlin and Tucker.
An equally significant force is Krieger, the biggest man on the northern run who stands an impressive 6 foot 4 inches tall yet continues to surprise opponents with his speed and agility, recently making a pro-wrestling debut in Denmark. Lou King Sharp, possibly the sneakiest wrestler in Scotland, returns to get under the skin of the All Star fans, especially when hitting the tag trail alongside Kid Fite. Top ladies favourite Lucy Cole will be back on the northern run after being forces to take time away from wrestling due to a nasty injury suffered last September. Also pushing to the fore is Angel Hayze, like Cole, a product of Glasgow’s PBW Academy and with Haven fans getting to see first hand what all the fuss is about. High flying masked sensation Lucha DS will also see his share of action this summer along with Italian threat Paxxo who has been ruthless in his approach and is not heading to Haven to make friends.
Big names for Haven Centres
Haven stars (l to r): Dean Allmark, El Ligero, Ricky Knight and the ‘UK Hooligans.’
FOR many well established campaigners the Haven Holiday Centres are the place to be through summer 2018 with top contenders James Mason, Dean Allmark, Mersey motor-mouth Ringo Ryan, Tony Spitfire and Mexican-style luchador El Ligero bidding for success in the North East and North West while Wales and the West Country, including Cornwall, will see Tyson T-Bone, Kain Kelly, Eddie Ryan and Oliver Grey among those on view. On the South Coast no one will be more eager to make his mark that fiery Phil Powers while there be ladies interest including top stars Xia Brookside and Connie Stevens, daughter of the redoubtable Klondyke Kate. Meanwhile, on the East Coast the Norfolk Haven Centres will see the Norwich-based Knight clan in full flight. History was made in early June when all five family members currently in home rings featured in a summer spectacular from All Star at the Woodwille Hall, Gravesend, with Ricky Knight leading the way in a mixed tag team contest partnered by wife Sweet Sayara, sons Zak and Roy Knight, best-known as the explosive ‘UK Hooligans,’ also tasted tag action while Roy’s own teenage son who campains as Ricky Knight junior in tribute to his grandfather, impressed in a Kent debut against Danny Duggan. The family are also currently represented in the United States with daughter Paige a top name with WWE and recently appointed as the new general manager of Smack Down!
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ALL STAR’S 2018 SUMMER – MAGAZINE NOW ON SALE
The 2018 summer issue of the All Star Magazine is now out with 16 full colour pages packed with pictures and news of all the top stars currently in our rings. Read of ‘Rollerball’ Mark Rocco’s tip for tag team honours; meet members of the Knight Dynasty; enjoy new pictures of big names including the ring divas and much, much more. On sale at shows or by post from: All Star Wrestling, 81 Fountain Street, Higher Tranmere, Bi rkenhead, CH42 7JD. Price (inc. Post, packing) ￡5.