The View From Ringside – Paul Williams reviews All Star.
Even though we didn’t have The View From Ringside on this week’s show, our friend Paul has kindly reviewed All Star for the website – enjoy!!!
“Well you know how it is, you’re sat in work on a rubbish Tuesday thinking bout your next wrestling fix when a tweet came through from El Ligero about traveling to Rhyl and performing for All Star on their summer season opener!!!
Fast forward 4 hours and me and my son are in the car headed to North Wales chatting about the action we might see!!!
Having never been to an All Star show but knowing the name from way back when a quick scout online shows that they’re still a very British promotion with a backbone of British wrestlers with a few European and stateside performers thrown into the mix!! This leads to a slightly different feel to the show but one that will bring us back!!!
The promotion uses Rhyl town hall for its shows which is a lovely old school hall with high ceilings and great acoustics, great for wrestling fans!!
The bouts were all well put together and the action rolled on thick and fast. As mentioned there is a more traditional feeling to the whole thing and as I watched the kids swarming around the good guys and booing the bad guys, it reminded me of watching World Of Sport as a kid!!!
The talent on show was varied with the likes of El Ligero, Rampage Brown, Nathan Cruz, Dara Diablo, James Mason, John Skyler, Carl Taylor and former R.O.H. Stars The Bravado Brothers. Rampage even getting involved with a grandma at ringside at one point!!!
The highlight matches for us were El Ligero (who we’d travelled to see) Vs Dara Diablo and the main event of James Mason and Nathan Cruz Vs The Bravado Brothers and the night was finished off with a quick meet and greet with autographs from all the guys before we headed home tired but happy!!!
The show was well worth the mad dash from work and we’ll be back over the summer season at some point!! If you find yourself in work thinking about wrestling next Tuesday and you’re in the North West, make your way over for some wrestling fun, it really is an ‘All Star’ show!!!”
Paul Williams, DJSparxUK on Twitter.