Finally I managed to drag my backside to a Pride show this year and it just so happened to be a belter of a show.
Our final outing to Pro Wrestling Pride in 2016, sad times especially as their next event is free its just impossible to get to, and it was one hell of a way to finish the year. It also had the re-match everyone wanted to see…. Or just me and Nass really wanted to see… Bram vs Tiger 2. This time for the Heavyweight belt.
EDIT : This took a long time as I’ve been working and a bit ill, if there are any random bits that make no sense I apologise I just got tired of re-drafting because I’m extremely ill.
Pride return to Taunton, last time we were there in January we got to see Tiger vs Omega, still one of my favourite matches of the year so far, the living legend Tatanka as well as a whole bunch of other great matches.
This time we’re here to see the Whole F’N Show Rob Van Dam.
If you weren’t there you missed out.
I know… I had a horrible self promotion blog earlier and now I’m going to do my big puppy dog eyes and try and convince you to let go of some of your money to help a great company that ya’ll know I love by now.
My local wrestling company (Plymouth Wrestling Association) need your help.
Yeah we don’t really get many wrestling fans coming through even when we’re on the ball with reviews and the like but if this can just reach out to a few people who read it and pledge a little bit it means a lot to me.
For just £10 you can help the company plus gain a great DVD for your collection (or start a wrestling DVD collection) I was there for the 7th Anniversary Show in the front row and it was a epic night. Like all Crowdfunders you put in and get something out of it. No matter where you are in the world if you like wrestling then you’ll love this show.
Headlined by TNA Champion Drew Galloway against one of the best talents in the UK, Pride of Plymouth himself the English Lion Eddie Ryan, the night was just epic.
Just look at the photos over there on the sidebar they are from the night, I haven’t finished uploading them to Instagram but it was just brilliant.
Why this means so much to me?
Just over a year ago was when I became suicidal. It was a PWA show that really helped me get through that. It was their 6th Anniversary Show (headlined by James Storm and Abyss against the UK Dominator and PJ Jones) that gave me a boost that helped me see a light through the dark times I was going through. Since October I’ve been going to PWA and Pride Promotion shows religiously, they give me a reason to want to be alive. I’ve always been a wrestling fan and these guys go above and beyond. If I had more money I’d give more (anyone that knows me knows I pledged £35 for a Eddie Ryan t-shirt, I don’t want anything else just the t-shirt!) unfortunately I only work part time so don’t have any more to give.
I’m not being over the top or anything but truthful when I say that PWA saved my life last year.
So even if you can just give a little please do. The company means a lot to me, both of them do. I’ve been able to meet some wonderful people, had so many happy moments and got to witness some of the great British talent that you might never have heard of (but for £10 right now you can add a DVD and the knowledge of their greatness to your DVD library!) but who entertain and are just too wonderful for words. I haven’t met many of the Plymouth wrestlers but the ones I have have always been wonderful and they go out of your way to make you comfortable. Even in the face of someone like me that looks like they’d throw up on you rather then talk to you.
(OK the PWA guys I’ve only ever met Eddie Ryan who is a saint who puts up with me nearly crying every time I see him. Dude don’t make me get out my Eddie Ryan pictures, they are honestly like grandchild pictures now I get them out and gush about how proud I am to be his fan all the time.)
PLUSSSSSS the 20th May marks my 27th birthday! Not that it means anything to anyone but if you could make a pledge it would make me a very happy person. Nope? Not working? I’m sorry….
Regardless. Even if this can just get a few retweets or reblogs or just helps spread the word that would be great.
Thank you for your time. Go back to
reading my fanfic on Ao3 enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend.
Just for extra effect me and Swamp-a-Doodle sporting my PWA t-shirt. Loved the first one can’t wait for any and all new ones. So go spreading the word (someone… At least my two fanboys!)
I keep saying that I’m going to start TNA reviews so no time like the beginning of the year to start. TNA are finally going to crown their champion so a real good starting point.
OK so let me bore you to death for two seconds.
As you all know in April I went to a local wrestling event, enjoyed myself immensely and vowed to go to more wrestling events whenever I hear of them. Well we’re working on that but it can’t be helped.
One of the wrestlers at the show has started a campaign to get himself, not necessarily to WWE but just to be noticed. Wrestling is his dream and now he wants to go on to bigger and better things. As a local guy (for me and @gmlucius anyway) we’ve decided to support him on his journey and do whatever tiny bit we can to help. We know it ain’t much but we wanted to show our support. This of course means that hopefully one or the other of us will get off our backsides and hopefully go see him live as much as we can and as well as reviewing the events bring him closer to all our readers hearts as well.
I saw him back in April and he is amazing in the ring, yeah I’m easily impressed but this guy has everything he needs to make it wherever he wants to go. His match was one of the highlights of the evening.
The banner is terrible and I apologise, I’ve only got photos from one event and limited brain power, but it’ll do for now.
For people who have seen John wrestle and want to get behind him we’d love you to share your stories or photos and we’ll be creating a special #HardingForWWE area in the Wrestling category.
It isn’t much, it isn’t going to help him one jot, but anything to help a local guy we’ve decided we’ll at least attempt to do.
Me and Lucius will attempt to get to events, get some actual decent photos of our own and then to generally harp on about it every now and again.
For now you can follow him all over social media :
As we said. It ain’t going to do anything other then annoy our regulars from time to time but if we can even get one more person aware of John and his attempts to get further in Wrestling then we’ve done our jobs.
I promise before too long I will make a better banner too…. Honestly I am ashamed at myself but meh.
Good luck Rocker! We’re all behind you here at Believe in Geek!