ALL STAR GRAPPLEVINE

Writer: Russell Plummer – Photos: Tony Knox

Dean back from Japan for fresh tests

Superslam stars: Dean Allmark, Fabian Severe, Robbie Dynamite, Sam Adonis.

DEAN ALLMARK has returned home after traveling to Tokyo wherehe successfully defended the ASW Superslam Championship against the vastly experienced Japanese star Minoru Tanaka in a contest that was locally given world title status. It was Dean’s second trip to Japan and he was also successful on Welsh soil in summer 2014 when facing Seiki Yoshioka at Rhyl in a match arranged by international booker Jimmy Sasuki. Now the priority for the Potteries-born, Wirral-based favourite is maintaining his grip on the Superslam Belt which he regained back in August. Already he has triumphed against leading contenders including Kent-based former TNA X-Division champion Doug Williams and European force Fabian Severe, the Austria-born campaigner who is based in Germany where he trained at the Nuremburg gym of British father and son combination Steve and Alex Wright. He was also in the United States earlier in the year impressing in the WWE’s cruiserweight tournament. Dean’s title chance came after previous champion Sam Adonis was stripped of the belt for failing to make a defence in Britain over the space of six months. The American bombshell from Monroville near Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania has been on an extended Mexican tour but is talking of returning returning to our rings and is pencilled in for the All Star bill at the Floral Hall, New Brighton, on Saturday 22 October and, subject to confirmation, a meeting with James Mason.

 Busy programme through October

Facing the camera (l to r): Nathan Cruz, James Mason,’ Savvy’ Syd and Vitto Puro.

ALL STAR have started what can only be described as an October Wrestle Fest with eleven big bills lined-up through to the last day of the month, Sunday 30 October, together with a half term period run of a dozen Superslam presentations at the Butlin’s resorts in Bognor Regis, Skegness and Minehead. Next in line is a bill at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Friday 14 October when Superslam champion Dean Allmark defends the title. Then we jump to Saturday 22 October with Deano in the firing line again, this time in a ladder match meeting with longstanding rival, Potteries powerhouse Robbie Dynamite at the Floral Hall in New Brighton when Fabian Severe will, also be there to opposes ring ‘Prima Donna’ Nathan Cruz. The Beck Theatre, Hayes, is the hot-spot on Monday 24 October with a tag team clash as the South London pairing of Danny Duggan and Cieron Donnelly, better known as ‘DnD,’  face Midlands force Stixx and the ‘Nasty Boy’ from Finland, Vitto Puro. Nathan Cruz targets Dean Allmark and there are also outings for James Mason and ‘Savvy’ Syd Scala, wrestling’s answer to Del Boy from ‘Only Fools and Horses.’ On Wednesday 26 there’s another tag test for ‘DnD,’ this time from opposition headed by Robbie Dynamite at the Woodville Hall in Gravesend, when others on view will include Syd Scala, Sam Adonis, white van man Phil Powers, Stixx and Dean Allmark. For details of other October dates see our ‘Live Action’ panel including Skegness Embassy Theatre, now switched to Sunday 30 October with a 7pm start time. The Butlin’s run continues with action at all three centres on Saturday 15 October; Minehead and Skegness on Saturday 22; Bognor on Sunday 23 and Tuesday 25 October; Minehead on Wednesday 26; Skegness on Thursday 27 and Saturday 29; and at Bognor on Sunday 30.

Training School moves to new base

Dean Allmark with trainees at the All Star School’s Neston gym.

THE All Star Wrestling Training School has resumed for a fresh winter season at a new base on the Clayhill Industrial Estate in Neston, South Wirral, with head coach Dean Allmark delighted with a great turn out for the first session on Saturday 1 October. Training takes place each Saturday between 10am and 4pm and as further development to the room takes place weekday evening sessions will also be introduced. The School first started in April 2006 and one young man who was there from day one, Liverpool lad Ringo Ryan, was an instant hit with the trainers due to his hard work and willingness to learn. He was a natural from the start and made a professional debut in July 2006 at Rhyl Town Hall and has since featured on hundreds of All Star shows, also wrestling overseas in Ireland, Germany and Denmark. Another to have come through the ranks is Tyson Taylor who weighed 21 stones before joining the school in March 2007 and with a lots of heart and determination debuted in December 2010 tipping the scales at just 13 stones! Carl Curtis, a head turner who joined the school in September 2010, is described by head coach Dean as one of the most naturally gifted athletes so far seen. A more recent discovery is Welsh hard man Caden Lay who joined the school in January 2013 after being recommended by the late Orig Williams. Already a very accomplished amateur wrestler, he took to pro-style training like a duck to water and after a Rhyl debut in July 2013 has since become a full time All Star regular.

Austria-born, Germany-based campaigner Adrian Severe, trained by Steve and Alex Wright at their Wright Stuff school in Nuremburg, will be returning to British action October.

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