On Saturday, March 21st, WrestleZone debut at the Torry St. Fittick’s Church Hall in Aberdeen for their annual Regal Rumble event, featuring the eleventh annual Regal Rumble Match. As has been the case since 2013, the winner of the 25 man fray will go on to challenge Damien (or whoever the champion may be come May 15th and 16th) for the Undisputed Championship in the main event of Aberdeen Anarchy. It’s always an exciting night on the WrestleZone calendar, as rumbles always are in wrestling, no matter the promotion.
At the time of writing, the following competitors have been confirmed for the bout;
- Alan Sterling, entering at number one
- William Sterling
- Jason Reed
- Agent W
- Dino Del Monte
- Ted O’Keefe
- Aspen Faith
- Zach Dynamite
- Ryan Riley
- Caleb Valhalla (not official via graphic, but Alan Sterling said he’s in)
- Mikkey Vago (not official via graphic, but he’s been in matches to determine entry positions)
- Bradley Evans, entering at number 25
It’s always any man’s match to win, but who can etch their name into the history books as the next to lift the Regal Rumble trophy above their head?
My pick to win the 2019 edition of the bout until he was tossed out of the ring by Johnny Lions (I think?), Jason Reed is a safe bet to win the match. Having dominated WrestleZone throughout last year as the Tri-Counties Champion from April-December, including bringing the title to Discovery Wrestling, ‘The One For The Future’ clearly has what it takes to be championship material in the Granite City. I honestly can’t say enough good things about him. 2020 is the year of being staunch, calling it now.
Before there was a greatest Tri-Counties Champion, before there was a Foundation of the Future, there was a Zach Dynamite who cared only about pleasing the paying audience. Billy repeated himself time and time again saying Dynamite should become a leather jacket-wearing diddler (in the Cultaholic Wrestling Podcast sense of the word), and when he finally did so, it lit a fire inside him. Alongside Johnny Lions, he was the runner up to RUDO Lightning in last year’s Rumble. There’s just something about seeing The Foundation of the Future draped in gold after Aberdeen Anarchy that seems right. Maybe even add a fourth member to nab the Tri-Counties Championship. Delightful.
I’m genuinely surprised that Andy Wild hasn’t won that many Rumble-type matches. He won the first Disco Derby Match for Discovery Wrestling in January 2018, but I think that may have been it – excuse me if I’m wrong. ‘The Dad Bod God’ screams Rumble winner – just take a look at the beast. Lobbing people all across the ring with belly to belly suplexes and Wildest Drivers, or flattening them with a DA BOMB, Wild has to be a contender to lift the trophy. I’m just looking forward to seeing him tie up with Crusher Craib, Bradley Evans, Caleb Valhalla, et al. Always enjoy a Rumble because you get these little fights between people you don’t often get to see, or haven’t seen in a while at least.
Billy won’t be at the Regal Rumble this year as far as I’m aware because he’s off to SWA in Inverness earlier in the afternoon. With that said, how apt would it be that Aspen Faith finally wins the Regal Rumble when he’s not there? Plus y’know, he’s a serious contender to dethrone Damien. Just as long as we don’t get a repeat of the 2016 Rumble, I think we’ll be fine for the hometown return of ‘The Lost Boy’.
Anyone but Cysto really, so why not?
Who would you like to see win the 2020 Regal Rumble Match?
Also currently announced for the March 21st event;
- WrestleZone Tag Team Championships – Crusher Craib & Connor Inglis (c) vs Alan Sterling & Caleb Valhalla
- Rayhne vs Maddison Miles
Tickets to the show are available from Ringside World, priced at £15 for VIP, £12 for adults, and £10 for under 14s. Doors at the hall open at 6pm for VIP ticket holders and 6:30 for general admission ticket holders, with the main card kicking off at 7pm!