Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 10/19 RPW in London, England: Bret Hart appears, NJPW star Tananashi main event, Cabana, Richards, Prince Devitt, Doug Williams, Elgin, more
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Revolution Pro Wrestling results
October 19, 2013
Report by Dave Green, PWTorch reader
The following are results from the Revolution Pro Wrestling show at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday night.
(1) British tag team champions Swords of Essex (Paul Robinson & Will Ospreay) & Project Ego (Martin Kirby & Kris Travis) beat The London Riots & Mark Haskins & Fake Ligero in an eight-man tag match. Good, fun opener. Riots hit a launch into a spear on Kirby, Travis hits a great dive onto the Riots on the outside, and the finish came when Haskins hit a second rope cutter on Robinson, but Ospreay blind tagged and hit a perfectly timed Shooting Star Press.
(2) Michael Elgin beat Noam Dar. Dar was making his return from injury and was a replacement for an injured Dave Mastiff. Great power versus speed match-up. Towards the end, Dar kept countering Elgin's finishing combo, at one point hitting an amazing reverse-rana. However, Elgin pulled out the backfist strike, buckle bomb, and spinning Elgin-bomb for a hard-fought win.
(3) Sha Samuels beat Doug Williams. Doug looked as good as he ever has. This was a thoroughly decent british wresting match, including Samuels missing a charge on the outside, which moved the eentire lighting rig! The finish came when Williams went for the Chaos Theory, but Samuels grabbed the ref and hit Doug with a low blow, then gave him a short piledriver.
(4) Prince Devitt beat Ricochet to retain the British Cruiserweight Championship. Unbelievable match - better than their clash at BOSJ. Strikes, dives, and counters a plenty. Words do not do justice to this match. The finish came when Ricochet missed the 630 senton, then Devitt hit a top rope stomp followed by Bloody Sunday. The crowd erupted for this match.
Just before intermission, a video played announcing that Ric Flair will be at the next RPW York Hall event on March 15, 2014.
(5) Zack Sabre, Jr. beat Davey Richards via submission. Submission and strikes-based match as you might expect from these two. Superb match. Davey went for a top rope headbutt and got caught in a triangle choke. A bunch of roundhouse kicks led to a double KO spot. Then, the finish came after Sabre hit the penalty kick, the pin was too close to the ropes, Sabre went for a cross armbreaker, Davey countered into a roll-up, but Sabre locked the armbreaker in and Davey tapped.
(6) Rampage Brown & Andy Boy Simmons beat Grado and British Heavyweight champion Colt Cabana. A lot of comedy from the face team. Perfectly acceptable match - a nice buffer before the main event. The finish came when Simmons hit Cabana with the title belt and Brown hit a piledriver. This gave Brown momentum for his title shot against Cabana next Sunday.
Before the main event, Bret Hart came out to a standing ovation. He put over London, the wrestlers in the back, and said some of the best wrestling in the world is coming from the U.K. He stayed at ringside to watch the main event...
(7) Hiroshi Tanahashi beat "Party" Marty Scurll (of TNA British Bootcamp fame). Excellent main event. Tanahashi seemed in very good spirits for his U.K. debut. Scurll played a very good heel, faking a knee injury to surprise Tanahashi and take over. Scurll mocked Bret at ringside and even put on the Sharpshooter. Tanahashi came back from a cross-face chicken wing with a straight-jacket German Suplex, then the Sling Blade followed by the High Fly Flow for the win.
Bret raised Tanahashi's hand, which Scurll objected to, so Bret punched him and put him in the Sharpshooter. Tanahashi then did his Air Guitar routine, but in a nice touch, did it to Bret's music.
Overall, a great event. RPW put on a great card with no phoned-in performances. The DVD will be a worthwhile purchase.
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