Published Wednesday, 6th May 2015
I began watching British wrestling in 2002, after a lifetime as a fan of American wrestling, I was in need of an alternative and the then up and coming British scene was where I found my fix.
I travelled all over the country to watch live events and during that time, two of my favourite UK stars were “The Anarchist” Doug Williams and “The Wonderkid” Jonny Storm. I watched their careers take off as both men travelled the world, including Japan and the USA.
When I began my career as a referee in 2005, I hoped that one day I would have the honour of sharing a ring with these two men who had represented the sport at such a high level. Over the years, I have officiated matches featuring both men on numerous occasions, be it tagging together or competing against each other. Each time I stepped foot in a ring with either man, I knew I was seeing the best that British wrestling had to offer.
Fast forward to 2015 and both Doug Williams and Jonny Storm are regular members of the Rev Pro roster and showing what veteran experience can bring against youthful enthusiasm. Whilst no longer an anarchist, Williams has recently shown that he is still among the very best in the world with hard hitting battles against the likes of Marty Scurll, James Castle and Josh Bodom. I truly believe that “The Ambassador” of British wrestling is just a few victories away from another shot at the British Heavyweight Championship.
Jonny Storm has only recently entered the fray here in Rev Pro but is already reminding fans that he among the best high flyers in the world and a true star of modern British wrestling. Storm recently showed young stars including Bodom and Castle that he is still very much the “Wonderkid” here in the UK. Storm also recently pushed Rev Pro champion Marty Scurll to the limit in a classic battle that Scurll only narrowly won.
Rev Pro has built a reputation on the presentation of young, hungry athletes but for those young and hungry enough to take the challenge, there will be two lions waiting for them in the form of Jonny Storm and Doug Williams. As a wise man once said, old school is cool.
I’ll see you from the ring…