Submitted by Noel Rattigan
Revolution Pro Wrestling’s television tapings for FreeSports began at York Hall in London yesterday. They’ll continue today before starting to air later this month.
– The set up was a lot better than a normal RevPro show at York Hall. Whenever i glanced at the monitors, the camera work seemed much improved also. Andy Quildan (the promoter) has noted previously that FreeSports is handling the production for this project.
– The tapings started with Kevin Kelly addressing the camera.
– Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Chris Brookes
The crowd was hot for this, doing loud dueling chants throughout. Liger won with a brainbuster in about 8-9 minutes. Brookes attacked him after the match and went for his mask, but El Phantasmo came out for the save.
– The Great O-Kharn (w/ Lord Gideon Grey) defeated Harrison Thompson
This was a squash match, with O-Kharn winning in about 3-4 minutes. Thompson didn’t get an entrance but got some offense in.
– Sha Samuels interrupted an interview Kelly was doing with Dan Magee. A brawl broke out before it was broken up.
– Zack Sabre Jr. defeated KUSHIDA
Chris Ridgeway walked out to observe the action. Sabre won with a kneebar-type submission. They had a really good back-and-forth match, with it probably being the main event of the first episode. There was a slight botch from KUSHIDA where he caught the ropes jumping to the apron, but that should be easily edited out.
– Colt Cabana defeated Greg Burridge
Cabana won with a bridging pin in about 10 minutes. Fun match with some humor in it.
Cabana did a post-match interview and stated his case for the Undisputed British Heavyweight title.
– Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) defeated James Castle & Dan Head
Sho & Yoh won in 10 minutes with a double-team move.
– Chris Brookes defeated El Phantasmo
This was probably the main event for episode two. Brookes was booed here. Gresham came down the aisle way for the distraction, which led to Brookes winning in about 12-15 minutes.
– Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) defeated Team White Wolf (A-Kid & Carlos Romo)
Excellent match — Aussie Open are ridiculously good.
– Rocky Romero went to a no contest with Chris Ridgeway
Sabre was watching in the aisle way, and it ended in a disqualification as Sabre ran in and attacked both. He laid out Romero first and it was declared a no contest. Sabre will face Romero on night two.
– Sha Samuels vs. Dan Magee ended in a DQ
The disqualification came when both shoved the referee. A fight between Samuels and Magee was broken up.
– Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion David Starr defeated Kurtis Chapman to retain his title
Starr retained in about 10 minutes. This was likely the episode three main event.
– The Hunter Brothers (Lee & Jim) defeated Arrows of Hungary (Aaron Icarus & Dover)
Good match, but the crowd was getting tired.
– Samuels was supposed to be on commentary for a match involving Magee, but Samuels attacked him before the bell. Lord Gideon Grey came out to introduce The Great O-Kharn as Magee’s replacement.
– The Great O-Kharn (w/ Lord Gideon Grey) defeated The O.J.M.O
O-Kharn won in a squash.
– Josh Bodom defeated MK McKinnan
Bodom won in about 10 minutes.
– James Mason defeated Darrell Allen
Mason won with a roll-up. People didn’t care about this with it being this late.
– El Phantasmo defeated Jonathan Gresham by DQ
Gresham low blowed Phantasmo for the DQ. Brookes and Gresham beat down Phantasmo after until Liger made the save.
Liger & Phantasmo challenged them to a tag match, but Brookes & Gresham left. Brookes & Gresham tried a sneak attack after, but Liger & Phantasmo made a comeback to end the tapings.