THIS SUNDAY, 1st October is RevPro Sunday! Revolution Pro Wrestling returns to London for another dose of Pro Wrestling At It's Best and TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW
It's been quite the month since we were last in the 229, with two shows as a part of Fantastica Mania U.K. in Manchester and then Risky Business in St. Neots, all three of which are available to watch now on RevPro On Demand. We have had championship defences, breakout victories and the start of the 2023 Great British Tag League and, as we return this Sunday, we have so much more to bring you. So without further adieu, let's look ahead to RevPro Live in London 78...
And where better to start than with the Great British Tag League. The B Block opened in St Neots with Subculture Vs Greedy Souls where, after a violent and sprawling brawl, Danny Jones and Brendan White took the opening three points, the first team to defeat the Undisputed British Tag Team Champions in a RevPro ring. This Sunday we see the opening match of the A Block with The Knights, Zak and Ricky, taking on Trew and Lacey. After a frustrating 2023 in Revolution Pro, Zak Knight has his mojo back after RKJ literally shook it into him last month in the 229, when the pair defeated Sunshine Machine and Zak was able to follow that up with a big win over Joshua James in the Priory Centre last Sunday.
On that same show, Mark Trew made his RevPro debut in a spirited performance but ultimately a losing effort to Ricky Knight Jr. The heat for this match, though, really turned up when Kieron Lacey hit the ring and the tag team put the boots to Ricky, with Zak having to make the save. The Knights are two men who come at you with everything they have for an exhibition match, let alone a competition match and let alone when their opponents have taken liberties with them before. Trew and Lacey may live to regret that decision.
Over in Block B, Danny Black and Joe Lando, CPF, will face Sunshine Machine in their opening Great British Tag League match. Ahead of that encounter, they face the team of Leon Slater and Cameron Khai this Sunday. CPF are two of the most captivating high flyers in British professional wrestling and their tandem offence will be a real test for Khai and Slater who have never tagged before. In fact not only have they not tagged before, they have faced off against each twice this year with Leon defeating Khai in the 229 in April and Leon and Gabe Kidd defeating Khai and Michael Oku in March in Stevenage's Gordon Craig Theatre. The key to this match will derive from Leon and Cameron's ability to coexist and work together; something which might prove difficult given the competition developing between the two from fan talk comparing them. Leon has now turned 19 and Cameron has had his 18th; does that now make Khai the youngest in charge?
Last time out it was another breakout performance for Cameron Khai against Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion Michael Oku and this Sunday, once again, the cahmpion will be in action against friend and rival Robbie X. Oku comes into this after back to back wins last weekend, defeating CMLL's Hechicero in both one on one action and in tag competition. The champion has kept his vow to carry the belt across the U.K. and to be a fighting champion, something that Sunday's opponent epitomised in his reign as Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion earlier this year. This encounter is a non-title affair due to Robbie's mixed form coming into this encounter; singles wins over Levi Muir and Magia Blanca have sandwiched a defeat to Titan and three successive singles defeats prior to last weekend, losing out to JJ Gale, Trent Seven and Connor Mills. However, last week's victories, especially the win from underneath against Levi, looked like a man turning a corner in terms of form. A victory over the champion here could take that mixed form and put Robbie atop the challengers for Oku's belt. As for Oku, he's got challengers coming left right and centre, from Gabe Kidd to Spike Trivet. Can Robbie X force his name to the top of that list?
It was in the 229 last month that JJ Gale picked up that win over Robbie X, surprising a large part of our loyal audience in attendance, but in no surprise to RevPro officials. JJ has developed and grown before our very eyes and, with his defeat of the King of the Cruiserweights adding to his victory over TMDK and NJPW's Kosei Fujita, he has shown he has what it takes to turn good performances into victories. The key for JJ now is making winning a habit and he has a huge test against Luke Jacobs this Sunday, a man who last time out went to war with 'Wild Boar' Mike Hitchman. Luke put the whole world on notice with his performance against Tomohiro Ishii in the Copper Box Arena and has a huge singles match with Yota Tsuji booked for NJPW Royal Quest III to come. This will be tight and we suspect it will come down to which in-form wrestler can get over the line.
If JJ Gale can get past Luke Jacobs, a former Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion, he will surely have Cruiserweight gold in his sights himself? His form certainly deserves for him to be on RevPro matchmakers minds and this Sunday we will see the champion in action. Last time out, Connor Mills lost to Sha Samuels and for around 45 minutes Sha Samuels held the Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship. Mills embodied his monicker of 'True Grit' though, showing his despration to keep hold of that title by insisting RevPro officials weigh Sha in to prove he was sub-205lbs, which, sadly for Sha, he was just north of. The championship returned to Mills.
This Sunday both Sha and Mills are in action. Sha faces Contender David Francisco, who will be looking for his breakout RevPro victory himself, whilst questions will be asked of Sha if he is still determined to drop the weight and challenge Mills to become a Triple Crown Champion or if he will return to the heavyweight division. Mills on the other hand doesn't need to worry about scales or his title this week - he faces an out and out heavyweight in Shigehiro Irie, returning to RevPro for the fifth time this year.
Irie is yet onpick up the victory in a RevPro ring but he certainly came close in his last encounter with Robbie X. He has shown that in RevPro he can turn performances into victories before, though, with a win over Heavyweight Champion Michael Oku in his book but he is yet to have that win in 2023. However, after a successful wXw Tag team Festival and victories in GCW, DDT and AJPW all in the past month, this might be the moment for Shigehiro, a popular performer with the RevPro faithful. As for Mills, the question will surround how much he has been affected by last month's defeat to Sha - can he bounce back? We will see.
Last but certainly not least we bring you a fascinating encounter between two women who have gold on their mind. Last time out, Alex Windsor, the Iron Willed Champion, defeated Dani Luna to retain her Undisputed British Women's Championship. Luna had that shot after winning the 10 woman battle royal at the 11th Anniversary Show, last eliminating Safire Reed. This Sunday Safire has the chance to put forward a claim for number one contendership against the returning former Southside Women's Champion Kanji. For the longest time we were looking to book Southside Champion Kanji Vs RevPro Champion Windsor to unify those titles. However, injuries to both women prevented this. The two belts were undified, eventually, at Epic Encounter when Windsor defeated then Southside Champion Skye Smitson, Hyan and Dani Luna. If Kanji can get past Reed, then maybe we will have that match, finally, between Kanji and Windsor. However, it would be remiss to look past Safire who survived 8 other women in the Copper Box Arena, falling short at the final hurdle; she showed what she can bring and this one will be must-see because of that.
So, there we have it, Live In London 78. Another banging card, another dose of Pro Wrestling At It's Best and another show jam packed full of matches with stakes and story, just what we promise to always deliver wherever we are performing. Join us live at the 229, Great Portland Street, London, with tickets available BELOW or, if you can't be there live, sign up to revproondemand.com for the live stream. Whilst you are there you will have full access to the RevPro archives, including our 11th Anniversary Show, Live in London 77, Fantastica Mania U.K. and Risky Business, as well as eleven years of Pro Wrestling At It's Best for the Pro Wrestling historians out there. One way or another, we look forward to welcoming you to the Revolution this Sunday.
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