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Wed 12 April – PWLLHELI – Town Hall Neuadd Dwyfor (6pm) – AB: 01758-704088
Tues. 18 April – BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Ballroom (7.30pm) AB: 0844-5763000
Friday 26 May – GRAVESEND Woodville Hall (7.30pm) AB: 01474-337459
Saturday and Sunday 1/ 2 July – ROUTE 66 MOTOR SHOW (afternoon each day) Hurn Bridge Show Field, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6AD.
Wed. 9 Aug. – BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Ballroom (7.30pm) AB: 0844-5763000
ALL STAR GRAPPLEVINE
Writer: Russell Plummer Photos: Tony Knox
Gravesend stakes claim for top spot
In view: Harlem Bravado, Dean Allmark, J.D.Drake, Peckham Pedlers
GRAVESED’S Woodville Hall is fast gaining a reputation as the number one venue in South East England as All Star presentations consistently attract near capacity crowds. It was the same story for the most recent event on Tuesday 4 April when fans were treated to a classic Superslam Championship battle that ended all-square which meant title holder Harlem Bravado kept the belt over Devon challenger Oliver Grey. At Gravesend there was also a successful debut by the ‘Peckham Pedlers,’ the combination of ‘Savvy’ Sid Scala and partner ‘Lightning’ Lewis Howley who managed to overcome opposition headed by White Van man Phil Powers. Scala, the ring’s resident wheeler- dealer and dodgy geezer, and his Essex-based partner, next head for Bournemouth on Tuesday 18 April when Liverpool loudmouth Ringo Ryan leads the opposition. All Star are back at Gravesend for the final event of the 2016-17 season on Friday 26 May when it will be every man for himself as the evening’s action winds-up with an over the top rope Rumble
Pwllheli Rumble test for the champ!
Left to right: Flying Eagle, Tony Spitfire, Ringo Ryan and the Henchmen.
NOTORIOUS tag twosome The Henchmen forsake team action to hit the Rumble trail in an All Star event at the Town Hall (Neuadd Dyfor) in Pwllheli on Wednesday 12 April but it will be interesting to see how much Jim Diehard and Benton Destruction try to help each other as the over the top event gets into full swing. With an early evening start at 6pm the show also includes among others Harlem Bravado, Dean Alllmark, masked luchador Flying Eagle, James Mason, Ringo Ryan, Tony Spitfire and ‘Danger Man’ Danny Hudson, latest discovery from the All Star Training School. Incidentally, Harlem Bravado continues as a guest coach at the All Star School which has sessions every Monday and Tuesday evening at its new Neston, South Wirral, base from 5pm to 8pm on either night and with a fee of £10 per session on a pay as you go basis. The school now operates from Evolution House, Longacre Road, Clayhill Industrial Park, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 3RL. Due to demand, Head Coach Dean Allmark, now into his 11th year of teaching, is planning to start additional training sessions on Sunday afternoons in the near future.
Superslam title clash at Bournemouth
Left to right: James Mason, Thunder, Oliver Grey, Screwface Anderson.
NEXT stop on the Superslam Championship trail for American barnstormer Harlem Bravado is Bournemouth on Tuesday 16 April when the challenger coming from the opposite corner of the Pavilion Ballroom ring will be one of Britain’s most consistent top division stars, James Mason. South London-born Mason holds non-title verdicts over much travelled Bravado and is confident he can triumph again with the Britain’s most prestigious belt at stake. More heavyweight action is on the cards as metal masked monster Thunder continues his blistering return to the ring in a clash against Devon-born former WWE NXT Division star Oliver Grey while Dean Allmark will be confronted by North East force ‘Screwface’ A.J.Anderson and, as mentioned earlier in this update, ‘Peckham Pedlars’ Sid Scala and Lewis Howley will be looking to make a tag impression. The action begins at 7.30pm and for bookings and further information the number to call is 0844-5763000. All Star will be back at the Pavilion Ballroom on Wednesday 9 August and before then there will be wrestling action on both afternoons of the Route 66 Motor Show being staged on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 July at Hurn Bridge Show Field, Parley Lane, in nearby Christchurch.