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Dragon Gate UK: Festival of Fire Night 2

Pre-show: Stixx defeated Jonny Storm

~ Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Noam Dar

~ Mark Haskins defeated BxB Hulk, Lion Kid and Naruki Doi, pinning BxB Hulk

~ Ricochet defeated Genki Horiguchi

~ YAMATO defeated Jimmy Susumu

~ CIMA defeated Marty Scurll

~ SHINGO defeated Akira Tozawa

Great night of wrestling, not quite up to the phenomenal card from 2011 in Nottingham, but everything was good-excellent. Ricochet/Genki was an absolute blast, and Genki brought his elastic band, much to the delight of the crowd. Ricochet seemed to be really enjoying himself too; such a fun match.

The two oustanding matches were Yamato/Yokosuka and SHINGO/Tozawa, both are worth going out of your way to see when the DVD is released. Yamato/Yokosuka was really stiff and they beat the piss out of each other. Really hot finishing sequence as well. SHINGO/Tozawa was what you'd expect...pure awesomeness.
 

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ASW:UK is quite quickly becoming one my favourite promotions to watch. I might be out of line in this comparison but it almost seems like a child's version of a UK PWG (noting the extremely vocal kids in the audience and the excellent engagement the wrestlers add to their matches). Couple in the idea of yellow/red match cards (akin to football) and I'm hooked.

Just finished going through all the new videos on Allmark's YT channel and this is probably my fav of the bunch:
Absolute fun from beginning to end.
 

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Went to 4FW Battle Britannia Night 1 last night, fun event. Reasonably small crowd I guess (I'm bad at guessing but I'd say maybe 150? 200 at a push?), but it meant I got upgraded to ringside for free. Nice.

Fujita Jr Hayato vs Pete Dunn was ALL KINDS OF AWESOME. Hayato had a series of kicks to the back of Dunn, and seriously...they were disgusting. Dunn's gonna be popping the paracetemol this morning.

Kenny Omega vs Zack Sabre Jr was a great main event too, starting out with some really nice mat wrestling before going for the bigger stuff. Zack looked fantastic here, and Omega put him over after the match on the mic big time. Only downside was a contingent of the fans who possibly didn't realise how much of a scoop it was to have Kenny Omega in little old Chipping Sodbury, as they kept chanting some vaguely racist anti-Canadian remarks at Kenny rather than getting involved in the match. Oh well.

Oh and at intermission I grabbed a photo with Hayato...he let me wear his uber cool Tohoku Jr Heavyweight title belt. Nice guy.
 

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Oh and at intermission I grabbed a photo with Hayato...he let me wear his uber cool Tohoku Jr Heavyweight title belt. Nice guy.
Awesome!

Man alive do I really envy you guys who stay in Britain and America. I'm not sure how you guys keep your bills paid each month. I'd be broke going to every show I could get my hands on. There's just far too much goodness in wrestling that makes me wonder how anyone could ever not love it.
 

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Those in the Greater Manchester area should head to Futurehshock 65 in Stockport tomorrow. 8 man tournament for the Futureshock championship vacated by Davey Richards, featuring: Noam Dar, Stixx, Cyanide, Josh Bodom, Simon Valour, Zack Gibson, Xander Cooper and Dave Rayne. Should be fun, the draw for tournie will be made randomly on the night. Never seen Noam Dar before so I'm excited to see if he's as good as people say.

https://www.facebook.com/events/341383912644597/
 

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Went to 4FW Battle Britannia Night 1 last night, fun event. Reasonably small crowd I guess (I'm bad at guessing but I'd say maybe 150? 200 at a push?), but it meant I got upgraded to ringside for free. Nice.

Fujita Jr Hayato vs Pete Dunn was ALL KINDS OF AWESOME. Hayato had a series of kicks to the back of Dunn, and seriously...they were disgusting. Dunn's gonna be popping the paracetemol this morning.

Kenny Omega vs Zack Sabre Jr was a great main event too, starting out with some really nice mat wrestling before going for the bigger stuff. Zack looked fantastic here, and Omega put him over after the match on the mic big time. Only downside was a contingent of the fans who possibly didn't realise how much of a scoop it was to have Kenny Omega in little old Chipping Sodbury, as they kept chanting some vaguely racist anti-Canadian remarks at Kenny rather than getting involved in the match. Oh well.

Oh and at intermission I grabbed a photo with Hayato...he let me wear his uber cool Tohoku Jr Heavyweight title belt. Nice guy.
I was there as well man - great matches across the card. Especially the ones you mentioned. Was a bit surprised at the small crowd but, like you said, being bumped up to ringside was a pretty sweet bonus.
 

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I need that DVD like yesterday. In other news Hiromu Takahashi's going in an excursion and being based in the 4FW training school. Already signed to face Noam Dar in Rev Pro and will surely be on some of 4FW's upcoming shows :mark:

You can find the matches for yourselves on their facebook page but SWE's Speed King show this year looks so strong from the names they've got over for it and the matches already announced.
 

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I need that DVD like yesterday. In other news Hiromu Takahashi's going in an excursion and being based in the 4FW training school. Already signed to face Noam Dar in Rev Pro and will surely be on some of 4FW's upcoming shows :mark:

You can find the matches for yourselves on their facebook page but SWE's Speed King show this year looks so strong from the names they've got over for it and the matches already announced.
Takahashi's gonna be taking on Owen Phoenix on June 29th in Bristol, which should be pretty rad. DDP's going to be making an appearance on the show as well, which is both awesome and surreal.
 

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Nice little trailer for the Swindon 4FW show. Hayato/Sabre Jr and Omega/Phoenix look awesome.

I was there live and Hayato/Sabre Jr was awesome. Very stiff and it had me cringing the entire time.

Omega/Phoenix was okay but it's not something I'd go back and rewatch because it's not something I could see myself in a non-live setting. I'm just not a fan of Omega.

The show was fantastic though. Saint/Mastiff was also a match to look out for. Great old school brawl. I really can't pimp these guys enough.

Oh, I also heard that the Chipping Sodbury show may be released on DVD too.
 

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Two questions
1. Does 4FW release only some shows on DVD cause totally would have loved to grabbed Night 1 as well as the one involving the tag match with Devitt?

2.Are there any notable 2013 shows out of the British scene that I should be looking out for?
 

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Two questions
1. Does 4FW release only some shows on DVD cause totally would have loved to grabbed Night 1 as well as the one involving the tag match with Devitt?

2.Are there any notable 2013 shows out of the British scene that I should be looking out for?

The Night 1 Chipping Sodbury show was definitely filmed so I'd assume they'd do something with the footage. If they're not planning to release it as a stand-alone DVD, then I'd really hope they'd put Fujita/Dunne and Omega/Sabre Jr as bonus matches on the Swindon DVD.

As for notable 2013 shows, the big one is When Thunder Strikes, under the Rev Pro banner but featuring Liger vs Devitt. That's on June 15th. The other show that's looking pretty stellar is SWE's Speed Kings tournament on May 25th, which has Samurai Del Sol, Jay Lethal, Jigsaw, and Zema Ion among the imports coming over. Keep an eye out for those.
 

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Dragon Gate UK night 1 trailer is up. Still gutted I couldn't go. Need to get my exam timetable soon so I can see whether or not I'm free for PCW's May show.

Apparently Nigel is in Newcastle in May too to show off his doc so might try and get to that :hmm:
 
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