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Before I start this review of Sundays show I need to tell everyone a little bit about myself, my love for wrestling and why shows like this mean so much to me.

I started going to wrestling shows 36 years ago in the days when every Saturday would feature 45 minutes of wrestling entertainment on World of Sport on ITV, with the likes of Johnny Saint, Jonny Kidd, Kendo Nagasaki and Bert Royal gracing the screen. I’d attend local shows in Peterborough and remember these trips with great fondness as this was one of the few activities I remember doing with my Dad,  hence the special place wrestling has always had in my heart.

I was an avid fan of the big federations as a ‘grown up’, with first WWF (it’ll never be WWE to me despite what the people with the panda say) , then WCW but gradually my interest waned as storylines became too preposterous and eventually I gave up on it altogether. Then, whilst in converstion with one of my shop regulars I was pointed in the direction of ROH, specifically a matchup between Aries and McGuiness and thus the avid fan I am now was reborn, phoenix like, to plague my wife with my obsession. ROH only kept my interest for a while as I found the shows pacing to be wrong with too many high spots, but during this time I did discover Chikara, which I genuinely believe to be the best wrestling federation in business today, as well as Dragon Gate, EVOLVE & PWG 

Anyway, earlier this year I attended my first IPW:UK event and was suitably impressed. You can read a review of that show, the Summer Sizzler, here , so I was looking forward to their 7th anniversary show with real high hopes, especially considering the card announced. Read on to find out why I believe the 7th Anniversary show tops ANYTHING I have seen in person in all those years and stands up favourably to the hundreds of DVD’s I have purchased over the last few years. Read More »

Thought I ought to put up some quick thoughts on my first IPW:UK show that I attended last night.

Pre-Show: Spots blew so first half was in full light.

Bout 1: Terry Frazier vs T-Bone
Frazier def T-Bone via roll-up 8.24
Surprisingly good first bout, which surprised me as T-Bone had been somewhat underwhelming at the Andre Baker show. He played a good heel turn and his in ring skills were solid. Read More »