Preview: WrestleZone ‘Live in Turriff 2018’

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Following an epic Battle of the Nations last month, all eyes are firmly locked on September 1st for Aberdeen Anarchy X. The road to The Beach Ballroom stops at a new venue this weekend with WrestleZone hosting their first ever event from Turriff’s Baden Powell Centre. Six contests are signed, including an absolutely mouthwatering main event…

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Special Guest Referee – Richard R. Russell
Damien vs Aspen Faith

After conquering Richard R. Russell at Battle of the Nations (despite Russell having help from Crusher Craib), Damien looks ahead to Aberdeen Anarchy X where he’ll finally be getting the chance to regain the Undisputed Championship from Shawn Johnson within the confines of a steel cage. In Turriff however, he’ll face off with Aspen Faith for only the second time in history and to top it all off, Russell has somehow managed to weasel his way in as the special guest referee for the match. Another roadblock put in Damien’s way ahead of his September 1st showdown but if history’s taught us anything, The Revolutionary will find a way to get past it.

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The Outfit (Dino Del Monte & Ted O’Keefe) vs The Rejected (Chris Archer & Mikkey Vago)

Non-title tag team action will take over Turriff as The Outfit face new Tag Team Champions, The Rejected. Since their debut during The Regal Rumble pre-show, Dino and Ted have been rather impressive, both men yet to be pinned or submitted (although Ted’s only had one other match so far). The tag team division in WrestleZone is stacked at the moment with teams such as The Kings of Catch, Proper Mental, and The Sterling Brothers but at the top of them is The Rejected. Archer and Vago had a banner year in 2017, trading the tag gold with Alan and William Sterling before recently regaining the straps from Lou King Sharp and Krieger. With a Tables Match in their near future, a defeat at the hands of the newest tag team in WZ would be a massive loss before the biggest show of the year.

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Triple Threat Match
Nathan North w/Jeeves Winchester vs Zach Dynamite vs Mr P

Battle of the Nations saw a Triple Threat Tri-Counties Championship #1 Contenders Match take place between Jason Reed, Zach Dynamite, and Mr P with the winner going on to challenge Andy Wild at Aberdeen Anarchy. Unfortunately for management, a definitive challenger wasn’t found as Nathan North interrupted the match with a steel chair in hand. The North Star is fuming that his name hasn’t been in the hat to face the champion, and has since claimed that this Triple Threat in Turriff against Dynamite and P is what it should’ve been at Battle of the Nations (although I’m sure Jason Reed will tell you that’s fake news). The weeks are counting down rapidly towards The Beach Ballroom and with no official challenger for Andy Wild, this match could do a lot to help management’s decision.

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Bryan Tucker & Scotty Swift vs The Sterling Brothers (Alan Sterling & William Sterling)

Scotty Swift’s war against Sterling Oil will add another chapter on Saturday when he and Bryan Tucker collide with The Sterling Brothers. The star quality in this match is unbelievable; between the four men, there are three Undisputed Championship reigns, eleven Tag Team Championship reigns, and two Regal Rumble victories, as well as the fact that Swift, Alan, and William are all WrestleZone originals. Since coming back from injury at the end of 2017, The Red Haired Warrior has enlisted the help of Damien, Johnny Lions, and Bryan Tucker to combat Sterling Oil, with his main target being Crusher Craib, the man that put him on the shelf in the first place. Going back to Battle of the Nations once more (it was an eventful show), Swift, Tucker, and Lions defeated Crusher and The Sterling Brothers to have them banned from the building in Damien’s bout with Richard R. Russell, with Scotty and Crusher brawling through the crowd. We’re six weeks away from WrestleZone lighting up The Beach Ballroom for the sixth year in a row, but the hostilities between the men in this match may take much longer to cool down.

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Crusher Craib vs Kaden Garrick

A first time ever bout between Crusher Craib and Kaden Garrick is one that’s sure to blow the roof off. According to Crusher’s CuriousCat account, this is a match that The Creator of Carnage has been after for quite a while, and who can blame him. These are quite possibly the two biggest powerhouses on the active WrestleZone roster known for their high-impact finishers, the Big Boot and the Spear respectively. I’ll be the first to admit it was unfortunate that the pair never got the opportunity to work together and for around two years, it looked like it would stay that way due to injuries on both sides. Kaden hasn’t been doing too much since his impactful return at The Regal Rumble, although he did Spear Lord Michael of Graham out of his boots at Proving Grounds (I’ll never forgive him). A cliche saying perhaps, but the ring better be reinforced to hold these two.

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Bradley Evans vs The Super Executioner

The man, the myth, the legend. The Super Executioner makes his first appearance of the year as he looks set to topple Bradley Evans. It’s been just over a year since Executioner picked up his first ever victory in WrestleZone over Lord Mr Malice. His most recent appearance was actually against Evans, losing to him at a November 2017 show in Arbroath. Evans has has two unsuccessful opportunities at the Tri-Counties Championship so far, but he has been putting in a number of impressive showings this year. For example, that Triple Threat on the Battle of the Nations pre-show with Kaden Garrick and Dino Del Monte was rather good. I’m not saying this match won’t be the best on the card, but it definitely won’t be.

Tickets to the event are available from www.ringsideworld.co.uk, priced at Β£12 for adults, Β£10 for under 14s, and an online-exclusive family of four ticket for Β£35. Fans can also pay at the door upon arrival. Doors open at 7pm, with the first bell at 7:30.

Announced Matches
Richard R. Russell as Referee – Damien vs Aspen Faith
The Outfit vs The Rejected
Triple Threat Match
– Nathan North w/Jeeves Winchester vs Zach Dynamite vs Mr P
Bryan Tucker & Scotty Swift vs The Sterling Brothers
Crusher Craib vs Kaden Garrick
Bradley Evans vs The Super Executioner