Ipswich Preview – 22/09/17

WAW returns to the Foxhall Community Centre in Ipswich. Card subject to change.

Bash versus Brad Slayer
ECTA Heavyweight champion Bash successfully defended his title against three of Europe’s top heavyweights, including former WAW World Heavyweight champion Doug Williams, at last week’s TV event. This week he faces another former World champion in singles action as Brad Slayer looks to keep up his momentum after qualifying for the second round of the WAW32 tournament. Bash himself is yet to face his own first round opponent, King Kendo, but a win over high ranking entrant Slayer could provide him with the energy to topple this upcoming challenge.

Innocence versus Violet O’Hara
Innocence has proven to be a very tough challenge for the Bellatrix roster recently, even moreso since the formation of Sigma earlier this year. The returning Violet O’Hara will have her work cut out for her should she to overcome the size disadvantage and topple her opponent. However, O’Hara is a former Bellatrix British champion and showed no signs of ring rust in her victorious return match against Charli Evans last Friday, so she may have enough fight in her to complete the task.

Villman versus Luca
Italian newcomer Luca takes on the dastardly Norwegian former Open Light Heavyweight champion Villman in a European clash. Luca may be a relative unknown amongst the WAW roster but is quickly earning his place with impressive performance after impressive performance. The masked Norwegian will undoubtedly be looking to shut his opponent down quickly by unleashing his powerful discus elbow to prevent an upset here.

Jimmy Ocean versus Steve Quintain
Two of Britain’s most experienced wrestlers will go toe to toe in their favourite match type as British rules are enforced. Jimmy Ocean is most well known nowadays as a top tag team wrestler but was also an innovator in the light heavyweight division earlier in his career. His opponent, fellow Old School member Steve Quintain, utilises an effective moveset to incapacitate his foes and may be able to use his mental edge over Ocean, whose recent maverick behaviour has begun to concern friends and fans alike.

Sigma [Hallows, Morningstar and Gorgon] versus The Rocket, PJ Knight and Drew Marshall
Sigma look to continue their dominance after claiming the World Tag Team titles last week. They face the combination of The Rocket, PJ Knight, and Drew Marshall, and will be aiming to take advantage of their cult-like teamwork to dissect the opposing team and expose a weak link. Though PJ Knight may himself be one half of the newly crowned ECTA Tag Team champions, his apparent desire to claim glory for his own could cause this makeshift team problems.

Jason Digby versus Big J Johnson
Big J Johnson has been inches away from capturing the Academy Championship from Jason Digby several times, only failing due to the apparent bias of referee Dean Hines. Since then Johnson has remained a thorn in the champion’s side and will be looking to earn justice by progressing in the WAW32 tournament at the expense of his rival. But Digby will be looking to distract himself from the recent attention he has drawn from the Knight Dynasty for his cheating ways with another win over Johnson, and bringing himself one step closer to the World Heavyweight Championship match taking place at Epic Studios, Norwich on December 9th.


By Dan Nash