Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I Heard A Rumour

(Or rumor, whichever way you like to spell it.) A couple of days ago, TNT Impact star Ethan Carter III or EC3, was released early from his contract with the floundering promotion. His last match with TNA saw him being "fired" from the company. Before exiting the arena, EC3 said goodbye to his fans and took a final bow. Word is EC3 is all set to return to WWE where he went by the name Derrick Bateman from 2008 - 2013. You can read about this development on the websites of WhatCulture and Fansided. What will become of 34 year old EC3? Will he retire for good? Is he really rejoining WWE? Stay tuned!

Taking his final bow.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Bear-ification of Saul Adams

About 4 years ago, I posted one photo of an English wrestler named Sensational Saul Adams (that's all I could find then). Here's that photo again.

Cut to December 2017 and this is what Saul Adams looks like now.

This and the other pics you see below were taken at Young Blood Wrestling's December 3rd show held in Brierly Hill, England (Photo credit: Seb Stead), What do you think of Adams's transformation?

Watch Adams take on former WWE Superstar Ryback here.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The English Lion

English wrestler Eddie Ryan made his pro debut nine years ago this month. As of October 2017, the 32 year old Ryan (formerly known as Eddie Reyes) is an eight time heavyweight champion and held four tag team championships with his partner Jason Larusso as a part of The Lionhearts. Watch him in this match held last month in Kent.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

When Faces Face Off

It's not unusual to see a heel vs face match in pro wrestling, but a face vs face match? How often does that happen? Well, it happened at NXT last year when WWE's first Cruiserweight Classic title holder faced a young icon of the independent wrestling scene. These photos of TJ Perkins vs Roderick Strong were taken by longtime contributor and good friend of this blog, David (thanks, David!). I forgot to ask David who won. I'll amend this entry when I find out.