Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 6/14 RevPro in London: Huge show featuring Styles winning Hvt. Title, Shinsuke Nakamura & New Japan star, Cabana, Sydal, U.K. stars, more
Jun 14, 2015 - 4:51:10 PM
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Revolution Pro Results
June 14, 2015
Report by Dave Green, PWTorch correspondent
I attended the RevPro show Sunday night at York Hall, Bethnal Green, in London.
In a pre-show match, Josh Bodom took on Tommy End.
(a) Josh Bodom beat Tommy End. Very nice match between the two, with plenty of loudmouth antics from Bodom and very stiff kicks from End. Tommy hit his double stomp but Bodom managed to avoid being pinned. End got caught low in the ropes and Bodom hit his beautiful rope-assisted piledriver for an impressive win. This match will eventually be seen on RPW's YouTube show.
(1) The Revolutionists (James Castle & Sha Shamuels) beat Joel Redman (better known as Oliver Grey from NXT) & "Mr. Moonsault" Jake McCluskey, filling in for the unavailable Mark Haskins to win the Tag Titles. A fairly basic match ended quite surprisingly with Castle punting McCluskey in the family jewels and getting the title-winning pin. Redman was not happy with McCluskey losing the titles that weren't officially his.
(2) Damo O'Connor beat New Japan's Tomohiro Ishii in his U.K. debut. Though there was a large size difference (Damo is a huge man), this was a great hoss style match. Plenty of lariats and some great feats of strength from Ishii, including a suplex and another from the top rope. Damo hit a Van Terminator (yes, really!) and a running senton to get arguably the biggest win of his career so far.
(3) New Japan's Shinsuke Nakamura beat Roderick Strong in his return to RPW. Roderick was a late replacement for Ricochet, who was unable to attend the show due to passport issues. A very entertaining match with the crowd all over Strong and his little boots. Really high impact match with a lot of close nearfalls. Nakamura eventually picked up the win after quite a few Boma-Ye's.
After the match, Damo O'Connor came back out to challenge Nakamura to a match at the next York Hall show, to which Nakamura responded with a hearty "YEOW."
(4) Cruiserweight champion Will Ospreay beat Matt Sydal in a 2/3 Falls match to retain the CW Title. This was a superb match, it was not just a spotfest as so many cruiserweight matches can be. Sydal scored the first fall with his Sydal Star Press and Ospreay tied it up with a cradle. Sydal hit the SSP again, but Ospreay kicked out. Ospreay then hit a corkscrew SSP for the title retaining pin.
Post-match, both men shook hands and left together. Promoter and MC for the evening Andy Quildan then put over Sydal for getting around his passport issues by going over and above the call of duty to make the show.
Next was a major change of pace as we saw The Legion of Lords, Lord Gideon Grey and Rishi Ghosh, take on the team of Colt Cabana and Matt Classic. Yes, AND Matt Classic. A quick history lesson. In February 2014, Grey upset Cabana in a match where Cabana put his RPW career on the line. A year later, Cabana returned to request to come back to RPW, but Grey's legal team saw to it that he could come back. Later that night, Grey took on the open challenge of Matt Classic, who ended Grey winning streak. Grey claimed that Classic was Cabana in a mask, which led to this match being made. If Cabana and Classic showed up at the same time and won the match, then Colt could officially be reinstated to RPW.
After a delayed entrance, Classic and Cabana entered the ring together. Classic looked slightly tubbier that last we saw him and with more tattoos, with Grey claiming that it was in fact Grado. This was refuted and the match was on.
(5) Colt Cabana & Matt Classic beat Lord Gideon Grey & Rishi Ghosh. Good comedy tag, which was a refreshing change from the more intense action we'd had so far in the show. Cabana and "Classic" got their submissions on both Ghosh and Grey for the double tap-out.
In the main event, RPW British Heavyweight champion "The Villain" Marty Scurll put his title on the line against the IWGP champion A.J. Styles. It was stated that there must be a winner, so Scurll's Revolutionist stablemates were banned from ringside.
(6) A.J. Styles beat Marty Scurll to win the RPW British Hvt. Title. What followed was a more than worthy main event, with Scurll looking every inch the equal of Styles. In a bit of shocker, Styles hit the Bloody Sunday and then the Styles Clash to pin Scurll and win the British title!
After the match, Styles offered Scurll his respect and his hand, which Scurll accepted. However Scurll then attacked A.J. until Styles's previous York Hall opponent, Will Ospreay, making the save. After some interaction between all three men, the crowd chanted "Triple Threat." The match was then made for the next York Hall show in October.
All in all, a really great show. It will be available very soon on the company's VOD service and I would advise readers to watch the show. The four singles matches were epic in every way and the comic relief tag match was very entertaining.
To sum, this show was one of many great shows that showcases how good the U.K. scene is at the moment. RPW, along with Southside, Insane Championship Wrestling, and, in particular, Progress Wrestling are all companies I implore readers of PWTorch to check out, as the U.K. scene is a great one to watch.
The next show at York Hall in October will feature a lot of New Japan talent, with the following matches made and announced in tonight's show:
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