Review: WrestleZone ‘Live From The WrestleZone Training Academy’ (23 April)


Quick Results
Chris Archer def. William Sterling by Pinfall

Umar Mohammed def. Connor Molloy by Disqualification
Scotty Swift def. Ronan King by Pinfall
Mr P & Shawn Johnson def. The Outfit (Dino & Murphy) w/William Sterling by Pinfall
Mikkey Vago def. Bryan Tucker by Disqualification
Captain Alan Sterling def. Evan Young by Pinfall
Caleb Valhalla def. Lord Mr Malice by Pinfall
The Foundation of the Future (Zach Dynamite, Bruiser Brad Evans & Ryan Riley) def. Damien, Aspen Faith & Crusher Craib by Pinfall

The period between the Regal Rumble and Aberdeen Anarchy is the best thing in WrestleZone every year. It’s exciting, it’s intriguing, and it leads to my brain going into overdrive about possible theories that will never,Β ever happen. No, Dennis Law probably isn’t wrestling Bryan Tucker at Aberdeen Anarchy, but you can understand why I think it could.

A trip to the WrestleZone Training Academy was the sole stop on the road to Aberdeen Anarchy 2022, a surprisingly Not Boiling venue, thanking you whoever learned from the Northern Hotel. Eight matches in total were on the card with a lovely late lunch/early dinner break in the middle. I could get used to this…a bit too used to this some might say. Double-header shows at the Academy could easily be a regular fixture moving forward; if you ask me, they should take advantage of having their own space as much as possible. It doesn’t quite have the same atmosphere as your usual venues this time of year, such as Westhill’s Ashdale Hall, but there’s something different about it. Walking to the place, it’s in a back alley, almost like it’s this underground secret you’re not supposed to know about. I’ll certainly be back, though some investment in chairs that aren’t similar to ones used in schools wouldn’t go amiss. No one needs to be reminded of such back pain.

The afternoon show was up first – shocking, I know – after a pre-show trip to the cinema for Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I had no clue what was going on half the time but James seemed to enjoy it, so take this as a mark of approval for the film. For other Aberdeen beach activities to waste time, head over to The Range for their fine selection of rugs. Plugs done.

Walking into the Academy was weird. Typically, you’d see posters around venues for a wide range of activities, but here you had Sterling Oil banners, D-Von Dudley staring daggers at us, and an awfully young Zach Dynamite on the old ring skirt on the wall leering over us all afternoon. Plus, James Midas was on a poster above my head, so it’s the perfect setting, really. Still waiting for that comeback match…

On with the show!


Chris Archer def. William Sterling by Pinfall

It wasn’t a tag team match that started the day – everyone but poor old Martyn Clunes seemed to know that – but a singles match between two famed tag team grapplers as Chris Archer battled William Sterling, the latter of whom now boasts a corker of an entrance track. Sterling proclaimed he couldn’t be bothered wrestling as he refused to lock up with Archer, demanding he leave and generally being a nuisance, particularly to a group of elderly guys at the back who’d rocked up to chat amongst themselves. Never in front of a Sterling brother or you’ll instantly be called out, as they soon found out.

Archer was quick to evade a lot of Sterling’s offence in the early going, using snappy rollups to put the multi-time Tag Team Champion on edge. To combat, William resorted to mocking Lee McAllister – definitely didn’t have to triple-check the spelling – by offering to box with ‘The Outcast’. It didn’t work out for him mind, as Archer showed his expertise in the area by wailing on Sterling’s stomach numerous times. Having just devoured a needlessly big popcorn at the cinema beforehand, my stomach was turning from watching it, so God knows what Sterling’s was like after Archer was done with him.

When Sterling eventually gained control, he slowed things right down, a stark contrast to the thrills and excitement of Chris Archer flying about. He still found the time to rile up the fans there, of course, telling one fan he made the correct decision by attending WrestleZone and not the football. I’m sure there’s a joke there that’s gone right over my head so in order to not seem like a total football noob (remember that word?); SPORTS!

Chris Archer eventually fought back, managing to escape Sterling for long enough before a surprise rollup got the win for Archer – my memory’s telling me it was a neat corkscrew sunset flip – less than two weeks away from his surprise showdown with a debuting Krobar. William Sterling wasn’t best pleased with the result because he’s William Sterling, leading to a post-match attack that saw Scotty Swift storm the ring, wearing a fine Mikkey’s Mosh Pit t-shirt, available from all good outlets (i.e. the WrestleZone merch table and Mikkey Vago’s DMs) and doing his best impersonation of Aku Aku from the Crash Bandicoot franchise. Wrestling noises always amuse me, but this topped the list by a country mile.

This was just fun. A fun thing that also happened to be a good wrestling match. I’m really enjoying this singles run that Chris Archer’s been on, he’s had some enjoyable matches with Captain Alan Sterling and now with William Sterling. How he fares against Krobar is an entirely different story, but if it’s anything like how he’s performed over the last few months, it’s a darkhorse for the SWN Monthly Poll in May.

As for William Sterling? You won’t see me say a bad word about him. His in-ring stuff is fine, but it’s his comedy that he absolutely understands to a tee. Simple interactions with the crowd not only keep them invested, but it always, without fail, makes the match more interesting. He was on top form here.

My memory tells me The Outfit then came out before the next match, said their match vs. Mr P and Shawn Johnson wasn’t business like their match at Aberdeen Anarchy will be, and left. Couldn’t have been more than two or three minutes. I’m not normally one to call something completely pointless because you have to find the good in things when you can to avoid living a completely miserable life, but this…I don’t know. It did nothing for me, a rarity for a Dino promo. Murphy, he’s getting there, still a tiny bit to work on in terms of his crowd work for my liking, but certainly an improvement from the last time I saw him. Moving on.


Umar Mohammed def. Connor Molloy by Disqualification

A hotly-anticipated match followed as Umar Mohammed took on Connor Molloy. I was really looking forward to this, easily two of the country’s best talents, not just young talents but talents full stop. It was the first match announced for the entire day, so clearly WrestleZone management knew how to sell tickets for this straight away. One of the few first-time-ever matches that maybe could’ve done with taking place in front of a bigger crowd, but that minor gripe aside it was near enough as good as it could’ve been.

They shook hands from the off, as was expected, with the rest of the match more or less being a game of one-upmanship. Flips, flops, and a fly – there’s one for all you Quebecers fans – were in full effect between both guys, a great showing that unfortunately suffered a few hiccups along the way, one of which saw Umar take a nasty knee to the face that I thought had caused a broken nose. My eyesight is why I’m not a doctor. What surprised me is that, despite the handful of very minor accidents (they looked accidental anyway), neither Connor nor Umar was rocked by it. They’re both still relatively new to the game – Umar’s journey has quite literally been covered in-depth in past SWN reviews – so to see them bounce back without looking bamboozled by the small incidents was encouraging.

Umar hit a nice Sister Abigail-style DDT that spiked Connor, as well as a top-rope knee drop to the back of Connor’s head. What a lovely little moveset he has. Connor was on full Eddie Guerrero form too, something that he’s really taken and ran with since Halloween Hijinx. It works for him perfectly, the crowd loves it, and best of all he looks to be having the time of his life doing it. The diving arm drag is always a beautiful sight.

That damn dirty William Sterling then decided to cause a disqualification, attacking Umar Mohammed ahead of their six-man tag team match at Aberdeen Anarchy. Surprisingly, Dennis Law actually caught the attack for once, calling for the bell as Connor Molloy was inadvertently disqualified.

Yes, I do want a rematch in the future. Yes, I’m still raging that Connor didn’t enter with his Tag Team Championship belt. Yes, William Sterling is the easiest-to-hate arse. It all just worked with this. Again, there were some hiccups along the way, but so what? The rest of the match was outstanding, both Umar and Connor went the distance in front of a smaller-than-usual (but still sold out) crowd. They didn’t have to. Aberdeen Anarchy’s right around the corner. They can save it for then. Instead, they delivered a superb outing that I hope WrestleZone uploads to their YouTube. Bring back Free Match Friday, I campaign while sitting down.

As for the rematch, a singles one is a must for sure, but if Connor and Crusher Craib are still Tag Team Champions post-Aberdeen Anarchy, then I wouldn’t object to Umar chucking himself back in that picture. All I’m saying is that It’s Time. It’s always Time.


Scotty Swift def. Ronan King by Pinfall

Back from the break (no raffle, my lawyers will be in touch) as Scotty Swift returned from his period of isolation to face the amazing Ronan King, still rocking his mum’s finest wardrobe accessories. Swift decided to model the jacket in a peak fashion moment; the Kardashians who? He loses brownie points for having the fur, only the finest for young Ronan, on the inside of the jacket. Unprofessional. Despicable.

His wrestling was thankfully better than his modelling abilities. What I enjoyed was Ronan was on top of things for a large chunk of this, a small indication that he’s just starting out and is a fresh, young, upcoming talent, whereas Swift is more of a seasoned veteran, having been going since 2008 and being through some rough,Β rough patches for the scene. A small detail that probably wasn’t meant to mean anything that I will now use to create wild theories that don’t even make sense.

There’s a clear difference in styles between them. Scotty is a more traditional wrestler if you will, finding ways to make even a basic wristlock entertaining, while Ronan uses a modernised style. He typically uses a Curb Stomp to win, clearly influenced by a certain Seth Rollins who he mentioned as an inspiration for his career on the SWN Podcast, but here he also performed a Last Shot, the finish of AEW’s Adam Cole. Hopefully, it becomes part of his usual repertoire and in no way related, hopefully he faces Cysto again.

Just as the zebra-print tight-wearing Ronan King was on the verge of a win, having proclaimed Scotty Swift was past it, that familiar opening to Born To Raise Hell kicked in, as Mikkey Vago emerged, kendo stick in-hand and wearing all black, biker-esque clothes with white Adidas shoes that made me chuckle more than it should have. Ronan King, despite being blindsided by the surprise appearance, tried to use his kendo stick and then a low blow to down ‘The Red Haired Warrior’, both of which countered before Swift scored the win himself.

Another fun match with little to rag on. It still amazes me to this day that Ronan King is, what, five, six matches in? Whenever new graduates come through the WrestleZone Training Academy, it usually takes them a few months to really get into things, but Ronan’s come onto the scene like he’s been doing this for years. A real natural with unreal character work that you sometimes don’t get up north.

It helps that he’s working with your Scotty Swifts and your Mikkey Vagos, two WrestleZone veterans. Swift worked tremendously well against Ronan because, once again, he just likes to have fun when he’s out there. It worked even better because of the more intimate feeling of the venue, you felt like he was working to get everyone involved rather than just the front two or three rows that you’ll sometimes get in larger venues. It feels like I’m just repeating myself at this point but you won’t see me saying no to a rematch down the line.


Mr P & Shawn Johnson def. The Outfit (Dino & Murphy) w/William Sterling by Pinfall

Rounding off the afternoon show was The Outfit, flanked by a Costa coffee cup-wielding William Sterling, facing Mr P and Shawn Johnson. I was pleasantly surprised to see Shawn Johnson having the time of his life. I feel like I’ve been perhaps a bit too critical of him since shows started back up, but here it was a different story. This was the Shawn Johnson I remember watching where he was at the top of the company, the Shawn Johnson who just wants to have a good time. Sterling Oil Shawn was great, but there’s no beating fun Shawn. Remember the Lord Mr Malice feud? Top tier stuff. Seeing him run about with a Scotland flag on his back and being genuinely overjoyed when he got to pace back and forth with Mr P’s flag brought me back to 2014/15 Shawn.

His dynamic with Mr P is something I can see gelling really well together if they’re to be a full-time team going forward. The banter between them is great; patting each other on the back for motivation that actually resulted in them tagging in and out was amazing until The Outfit got down and dirty with them, or as Mr P called them, the Wham! tribute. Yes, yes, Mr P continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. How I used to not “get” him I’ll never know.

As for the actual in-ring portion of this, all four worked well together, while William Sterling provided some decent laughs at ringside. He just doesn’t seem to care, being all nonchalant about everything, and it’s really working for him. Dino and Murphy, both being bigger guys, could’ve flopped immediately without that trademark big man/little man dynamic between them, so I’m surprised to see how much promise they’re already showing with the big man/big man dynamic.

Scotty Swift and Umar Mohammed came out towards the end of the match to keep a close eye on their Aberdeen Anarchy opponents, distracting The Outfit and William Sterling long enough for Mr P and Shawn Johnson to take back control. Disposing of Dino, Mr P hit one of the best Scissors Kick I’ve seen on Murphy for the win. Murphy couldn’t dig that…sucka. All jokes aside, it really was one of the best executions I’ve seen of the move, so more of that, please.

This was basically the perfect wrestling sandwich and no, I don’t mean Lord Alan Sterling, Lord Mr Malice, and Lord Michael of Graham. It started off on a quick note, with some bantering and fast-paced offence from P and Johnson to keep The Outfit at bay, before Dino and Murphy slowed things down in the middle, which was followed by a fast-paced ending with some minor shenanigans. Following this sort of dynamic allows matches of this length to flourish as much as possible, ending the entire afternoon on a solid note.

Shawn Johnson jokingly pinned Scotty Swift post-match, but Umar Mohammed wasn’t wearing the black-and-white stripes when he counted the three. I guess there’s a rule about that which means the result is null and void.

Afternoon show over, it was over to Burger King, Asda, and Home Bargains to “waste time”, which apparently means eating more BK fries than is humanly possible (the best fast food fries, don’t @ me) and buying a needless amount of candles and bathroom accessories. Never let me into a Home Bargains or B&M…


Mikkey Vago def. Bryan Tucker by Disqualification

Starting off the second show of the day was a moment almost four years in the making; someone finally confronting one Dennis Law about his shoddy officiating. Bryan Tucker wanted a word with that there Earl HebnerDennis Law, having been screwed out of match after match, Dennis being the man in the stripes for each of them. Dennis was saved before he got what was coming to him by one of the guys who started it all, Mikkey Vago. If you remember (how could you not, it’s mentioned whenever possible), it was at Aberdeen Anarchy X when Dennis’ shady officiating officially began as The Rejected mysteriously retained the Tag Team Championships. They didn’t. All tables are legal. Almost four years later and I’m still salty about it smh.

Not much surprise here, Vago got down and dirty from the off as a brawler while Tucker proclaimed those in attendance wanted to see wrestling. Perhaps he shouldn’t have asked what they’d rather see; didn’t he know Mikkey Vago is a hooligan? It was just a technically-sound wrestling match, just what you’d expect from these two. Vago had some nice flurries throughout, really getting the crowd involved the whole way through. He often does so, but it was really noticeable here, the epitome of what a WrestleZone guy should be like if you will. His rope bounce thing, the official technical term, always gets a good reaction.

A lot of back and forth between both guys that included Bryan Tucker being a bit cheeky to overcome the former Tag Team Champion. I think I’m finally ‘getting’ him, I wasn’t too sure when WrestleZone first came back but he’s slowly improved this character, whatever it’s meant to be. To go from just being a decent wrestler to being a decent wrestler who evokes a reaction other than clapping at big moments – the fans despise him, genuinely – is a definite improvement. Still not sold on the gear, though.

Just as Mikkey Vago was closing in on the victory, he was swiped from behind as Ronan King, once again wearing a sickeningly disgusting “drip”, stole Kenny the kendo stick to use against Vago. There’s an IMPACT reference for those who care. A disqualification win for Mikkey Vago was issued as a result or in Bryan Tucker’s eyes, another screwy finish. Tucker got in Dennis Law’s face once more until being ran off by Evan Young before he got a chance to Twist of Fate the man of the law.

The match was good. Just what you expect from the pair, nothing too fancy but it got the job done, all while ticking off two ongoing WrestleZone stories. I can’t remember many Bryan Tucker vs. Mikkey Vago bouts, but I think one thing we’ve been robbed off is a series between The Hotshots and The Rejected. Two of WrestleZone’s most decorated tandems against each other? Don’t mind if I do. It won’t happen now obviously, but let me dream! This was a nice way to begin the second half of the day.

Because it’s taken me an absolute age to get through this review, the majority of Aberdeen Anarchy matches have now been confirmed, with Vago and King due to clash in a Singapore Cane match, and Young and Tucker colliding with Teeeeeennnnnnaaaaaacccccciiiiiioooooouuuuuussssss Johnny Lions as the match’s guest referee. You naughty devils, WrestleZone. They had me thinking Len Ironside was donning the stripes again.


Captain Alan Sterling def. Evan Young by Pinfall

There’s something there with Evan Young. He’s been tremendously enjoyable to watch since debuting at Halloween Hijinx, but this was something entirely different. He stood toe-to-toe with Captain Alan Sterling in just his fifth match, wrestling what was mostly a one-sided beatdown. Alan dominated Evan for large chunks of the match, but he kept coming back each time, lifting his shoulder off the mat after every signature Captain Alan Sterling manoeuvre. It was like trying to pin someone in WWE 2K22 if Alan was, I dunno, Gran Metalik and Evan was big Stone Cold Steve Austin. You’re not getting the job done.

It felt almost like a coming-out party for Evan. He had his big appearance in Halloween Hijinx’s six-man tag team match, taking it to William Sterling, Blue Thunder, and Ryan Riley, but since then he’s largely wrestled similarly younger and newer guys, like Ronan King. Wrestling Captain Alan Sterling, who I believe has been in WrestleZone since day one or at least since the early, early days if not right at the start, was a completely new experience for Young, but he excelled in every way, proving that there is meaning to every kickout in a match. How he escaped the dreaded Drop The Anchor kneedrop, though, I’ll never know. Some words about being young and not having chronic neck pain or something, you’re asking the wrong guy.

His quick offence was too much for the Tri-Counties Champion at times, who was struggling to keep up with Young during the match. It took a Bryan Tucker distraction from ringside before Alan was able to capitalise with a brutal DDT – cue chronic neck pain – as Evan Young was finally put away.

The outcome wasn’t a surprise. I wasn’t expecting Alan to lose before his anticipated showdown with Caleb Valhalla at Aberdeen Anarchy, but Evan Young really sold the match for me, both physically and figuratively. He’ll be a big deal in a couple of years time because he’s so easy to invest in. He’s the small guy, the guy who can move fast and flip about when required, but it also means he’s easy to be tossed around. Give me Caleb Valhalla annihilating him during a Regal Rumble. Can you even imagine the height he’d reach on a release German suplex? Christ…

Before we witnessed the latest attempted murder of Lord Mr Malice, Rhys Dawkins walked out. Randomly. Now, those who purchase WrestleZone DVDs will be familiar with the vocals of Dawkins. Hell, if you’re at a show he’s commentating on, you’ll probably be able to hear him, too. At the Regal Rumble, he was due to ring announce for the evening in lieu of Martyn Clunes’ absence; let’s just assume he was in Elgin planning ahead for the anticipated Elgin gala. He wasn’t going to commentate that night anyway. So, naturally, he called out Blue Thunder for stealing his spot that he didn’t have anyway.

Poor Rhys tested positive for COVID the morning of the Regal Rumble, so he couldn’t go either way. No spot was stolen technically, but it’s now the basis for their as-of-yet unconfirmed match at Aberdeen Anarchy. Dawkins also performed some Shakespeare for us and gave Thunder a weird forearm before awkwardly leaving.

I didn’t enjoy this but I’m not going to totally slag it off because technically speaking, it’s Rhys Dawkins’ first time in front of the crowd, though he probably needs to work on his forearms. Maybe it was intended to look weak but then I’d say a slap in the face works better given the circumstances. He has the confidence to back himself up, though I’d say maybe work a bit more on his stance while being spoken to so he’s not just standing there like me waiting to get into a venue, all slouched back without any real emotion. If he’s doing this Shakespeare thing – it’ll probably bore me, I won’t lie, but fair play for trying something different – then I’d say that’s a big thing for him to work on. As I said, the match with Blue Thunder hasn’t officially been announced at the time of me typing these words, though I got a laugh out of Dawkins asking Thunder how many times he’s retired. The Terry Funk of this situation, just without the barbed wire and the flames and the spinning toe holds.

Rhys will progress over time, provided this in-ring stuff becomes the norm for him moving forward. Again, I hate slagging newer talents off straight away until they’re a few matches in. If I’m still not enjoying it, then that’s fine. It’s an opinion.


Caleb Valhalla def. Lord Mr Malice by Pinfall

What’s not to love about Lord Mr Malice? The guy is a hoot. A buffoon he may be, but he gets everyone he’s doing. People don’t come to WrestleZone to see Malice put on five-star classics, they come to see him be entertaining. He’s precisely that. An entertainer. Through every weird and wonderful arc of Lord Mr Malice’s wrestling career, he’s entertained. The bodyguard of Sterling Oil? Terrific. The Vice Executive of Butler Relations to Lord Alan Sterling? Superb. Lord Mr Malice, the repeated murder victim? Stupendous, in a totally not weird way.

He brought a little sword with him to take out Caleb Valhalla once and for all, having eliminated him from the Regal Rumble match. Naturally, Valhalla left the ringside area, proclaimed it’s time for a caper, and returned with a massive sword. Valhalla’s was bigger than Malice’s and that’s funny because we’re all children when we go to WrestleZone.

Caleb Valhalla tossed Lord Mr Malice about the ring. Caleb Valhalla clubbed Lord Mr Malice with several Lariats. Caleb Valhalla executed a Helride on Lord Mr Malice.

That was essentially it after the swordplay and it’s all that was needed. You don’t need to overdeliver when you’ve got a big beefy Norse God launching Lord Mr Malice around the ring like it’s nothing. Maybe my favourite thing on the whole show purely from an entertainment perspective. We even got Captain Alan Sterling emerging after the match, teasing a confrontation with Caleb before thinking otherwise. Alan’s going to be killed at Aberdeen Anarchy and I can’t wait for it.


The Foundation of the Future (Zach Dynamite, Bruiser Brad Evans & Ryan Riley) def. Damien, Aspen Faith & Crusher Craib by Pinfall

The biggest match in WrestleZone history is how this was touted on social media. On one side, two Tri-Counties Championship reigns and potentially an impending Tag Team Championships reign, too. On the other, the current Undisputed Champion, half of the current Tag Team Champions, numerous other Undisputed and Tri-Counties Championship reigns, and a handful of Aberdeen Anarchy main events.

Oh my.

There was a lot of bickering between Damien and Aspen throughout, leaving Crusher to act as peacemaker, probably for the first time ever. I did enjoy the whole narrative as even though Connor Molloy wasn’t involved in any way, it was as if he was still looking after his kids for the night. That whole theory will never die down.

The match itself was a ton of fun. This was my first time seeing Aspen Faith live since Aberdeen Anarchy 2019, having missed out on the Regal Rumble (damn weddings!), and he’s only gotten better in the three years since. A perfect blend of almost every wrestling style that he gels so well with just about anyone on the roster, as was proven when he wrestled perfectly against all three Foundation of the Future members who each possess a different defining style. The Aspen Faith of 2019 probably couldn’t do an X-Plex on big Bruiser Brad Evans but here he was, hoisting up Evans like it was nothing. A sight to behold. He also took a sickening knock on the head from a Zach Dynamite snap dragon suplex but that’s a different story.

Things eventually broke down, as they often do in multi-man tag team matches, with Damien, Aspen, and Crusher at one stage performing their signature strikes on the opposing team that saw Crusher absolutely murder Dynamite with a hell of a Big Boot. I’d have believed he was knocked out if he didn’t come back into the swing of things. A finisher melee ensued not long after that concluded with Evans and Ryan Riley performing their gorgeous elevated inverted DDT on Crusher for the three count, with Damien purposely shoving Aspen away from the pin so he couldn’t be credited with saving the match for his team.

Jeezo, what a match. Genuine mind-blowing portions throughout this. WrestleZone has really evolved into this eclectic mix of having something for everyone, as the entertainment of Caleb Valhalla vs. Lord Mr Malice was followed by what could be deemed an “indie” match if you will. There were bits of this that, previously, you wouldn’t have seen from this hidden North-East gem, but as they’ve evolved, so has their roster. Zach’s aforementioned snap dragon suplex was the highlight for me, absolutely disgusting while being a stunner of a move.

I really enjoyed the dynamic of Aspen and Damien throughout. I thought they’d probably just be on the same page until after the match, maybe have a wee brawl, but no, they really got into it with each other during the whole match. Crusher stayed out of it for the most part because he’s got bigger fish to fry in the form of the Tag Team Championships, which he’ll now defend against Evans and Riley at Aberdeen Anarchy.

All in all, this is how you sell your biggest card of the year. Coming into the show, I believe only Chris Archer vs. Jackie Polo (now changed to Archer vs. Krobar), the big six-man tag team match, and the Undisputed and Tri-Counties Championship defences had been announced, the majority of which had inklings of detail added throughout the day. We’ve since had a number of other matches confirmed because of things that happened on this show, such as Mikkey Vago vs. Ronan King in a Singapore Cane match, Bryan Tucker vs. Evan Young, and the Tag Team Championships match.

What I liked is that things were kept separate if that makes sense. The first half of the day focused on different Aberdeen Anarchy matches to the second half. There was no real crossover except for Vago and King, but even then, it was done so effortlessly. I wasn’t so sure how WrestleZone were going to achieve a must-see Aberdeen Anarchy card with just one show (technically two) between the Regal Rumble and the event itself, but they’ve done so perfectly, with a couple still to go.

Next weekend is going to be electric. The Northern Hotel is always a rowdy night. It really is can’t miss, unless you want to be cancelled in the days following the show. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be there.

Aberdeen Anarchy tickets are available from Ringside World.

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