Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre played host to Pro Wrestling Chaos' biggest event of the year, All or Nothing as the Bristolian promotion debuted in this particular part of the city. All or Nothing usually throws up a few surprises and memorable matches such as the epic Dave Mercy vs. Flash Morgan Webster clash from May 2015 and Team Mercy vs. Team Khan from 2016. It was the first time this particular event had been held outside of Yate Leisure Centre, however the Bradley Stoke audience was just as intrigued and gripped by the action as any other venue the Chaos roster has wrestled in front of this year.
As has been the case in previous years, the 2017 All or Nothing event wasn't short of shocks, surprises and controversy. It really is the biggest event of the Chaos calendar and that was fully evidenced before the show with the announcement of three huge stars. Firstly, former MMA star and the man who wrestled what many are calling the Match of the Year back in June, Matthew Riddle, would challenge Eddie Dennis for the King of Chaos championship. Current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Marty Scurll and current CZW Wired Champion Joey Janela were also announced to compete.
Big Grizzly vs. Beano - Heir to the Throne Contract Ladder Match
This rivalry dated back to August's Unleashed event where Beano answered Big Grizzly's open challenge and went on to win that particular 'David vs. Goliath' battle. That evening, Beano became the Chaos Club's favourite kleptomaniac when he stole Grizzly's briefcase.
Three months on, and with the briefcase suspended above the ring, the war was on as Grizzly and Beano fought hard for the right to be called Mr. Heir to the Throne. Grizzly had the clear size advantage and used that early on to keep his fellow Dragon Pro graduate grounded. As ever with 'Man Like Beano', the crowd was behind him and he used that energy to get back into the contest and put up more than a good enough fight. Unfortunately for Beano, he was chokeslammed through a ladder leaving Grizzly clear to take down the briefcase and hold it aloft as he retained the contract that was rightfully his.
Winner - Big Grizzly
Chris Andrews vs. Nathan Bane w/ ELIJAH
Chris Andrews made his Pro Wrestling Chaos debut here against one quarter of the most feared faction in Chaos history. Andrews controlled the early exchanges but the vicious Nathan Bane survived that early flourish to take the advantage. As is usually the case when a member of The Brotherhood is involved, the numbers game became the talking point as Andrews looked to regain momentum, James Drake and Joe Mezinger hit the ring to assist their brother. The numerical advantage in favour of Bane proved to be too much as he picked up the win over the Chaos newcomer.
Winner - Nathan Bane
The assault continued post match and just when it seemed as though Drake was going to give the audience a piece of his mind, Project Lucha came out and attacked The Brotherhood quickly setting up the Knights of Chaos championship match.
The Brotherhood (Joe Mezinger & James Drake) vs. Project Lucha (Martin Kirby & El Ligero) - Knights of Chaos Championship match
For those unaware, it was announced earlier in the week that The Brotherhood would be defending the Knights of Chaos Championship under Freebird Rules, meaning any combination of Drake, Mezinger, ELIJAH and Bane would be eligible to compete in future title matches.
Having still not recovered from the assault before the match, Drake and Mezinger spent several minutes on the back foot at the start of this contest. However, when they seized control, they looked to be at their dominant best. That was until Mezinger, seemingly trying to impress James Drake, momentarily dropped the ball as Project Lucha looked to regain the upper hand. It seemed that they had the match wrapped up as Ligero ascended to the top rope, however ELIJAH came back down to ringside donning the mask which he'd taken from Ligero at Coalition of Chaos in October. Ligero took off after Ligero leaving Kirby facing a two vs. one scenario which he was unable to overcome as The Brotherhood retained the Knights of Chaos titles.
Winners and still Knights of Chaos Champions - The Brotherhood
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion 'The Villain' Marty Scurll vs. 'Dirty' Dick Riley
Dick Riley has certainly been making a name for himself in 2017. With matches against the likes of Pete Dunne, Mike Bailey and now Marty Scurll, it's easy to see why he's regarded so highly by the fans of Pro Wrestling Chaos. Scurll's C.V. speaks for itself being the current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, a former Ring of Honor TV Champion as well as being the only two-time PROGRESS Wrestling Champion. Those credentials were certainly a recipe for a great wrestling match, and that's certainly what the fans in attendance were treated to.
This was a match where both men had their dominating moments, but still gave the Chaos Club enough back-and-forth action to leave them on the edge of their seats. Both men had to use everything and then some in their extensive arsenal's to try and put the other away. Being two of the most tenacious wrestlers in the UK today, it was surely to be expected that they wouldn't go down easily.
It was 'The Villain' who took the victory with his signature Crossface Chickenwing submission against a very game 'Dirty' Dick Riley. After the match, Scurll took the mic and told the fans how, even with his busy schedule with Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling, he still loves to perform in the UK. He also spoke very highly of Riley, saying he deserves to have a job in wrestling - a point which many would struggle to argue with.
Winner - 'The Villain' Marty Scurll
Knights of the Squared Circle Number One Contenders Match - Team H8 vs. Mike Bird & Drew Parker vs. Mikey Whiplash & Joey Janela vs. Charlie Sterling & Eddie Ryan
If there has been any match in Pro Wrestling Chaos this year to make the promotion live up to its name, it was most certainly this. Whether it was Charlie Sterling diving from the top rope onto everybody on the outside of the ring or Eddie Ryan superkicking anything that moved, his own partner included, this match had it all.
One of the more anticipated and talked about potential face-off's in this battle was the possibility of seeing Drew Parker and Joey Janela going toe-to-toe. There were brief exchanges, one of which led to both men going backstage and there was a sense among members of the audience of curiosity as to how they'd re-emerge. Thankfully, there were no stunts which could've caused harm to either man, well, not just yet at least. Parker reappeared with a metal bin and Janela with a steel chair, however it would be Parker's weapon of choice that would prove to be pivotal here. 'The Urchin Prince' went coast-to-coast on the CZW Wired Champion as Mike Bird took out Mikey Whiplash with a piledriver from the top rope allowing Parker to cover 'The Necromancer' to pick up the win.
Winners and number one contenders to the Knights of Chaos - Mike Bird & Drew Parker
Jinny vs. Sierra Loxton - Maiden of Chaos Championship
After winning a gruelling tournament at October's Coalition of Chaos, Jinny had her first title defence against the overwhelming fans favourite, Sierra Loxton. 'The Fashionista' was able to defeat 'The Freaky Princess' a month prior in the semi final of the Maiden of Chaos tournament and now Sierra had one thing on her mind and that was taking the Maiden of Chaos title from her adversary.
On a night where everything was hard hitting in the ring, this match was to be no different. The huge spear that Sierra Loxton scored with was full proof of that and, to her credit, it was one that the likes of Goldberg and Roman Reigns would've been proud of. Unfortunately for the challenger, that hard hitting wasn't done there as the match ended with a swift shot to the face from Jinny to Sierra. Loxton wasn't able to kick out of the pin and 'The Fashionista' proved why she's the rightful Maiden of Chaos.
Winner and still Maiden of Chaos - Jinny
King of Chaos Championship - Eddie Dennis vs. Matthew Riddle
It's not often that a wrestler would ask for a match with 'The King of Bro's', but that's exactly what Eddie Dennis did when he was refused a match against his former tag team partner, Alex Steele. In fact, Alex tried getting himself put into this title match before it began but he was sent packing by Riddle.
Both men were on their game in this contest, almost to the level that Riddle was with Mike Bird back at June's UnBroLievable event and much like that contest, this certainly had more than a big fight atmosphere from bell-to-bell as the vocal fans in attendance kept the noise levels up throughout the duration of this gruelling contest. In fact, one of the very few things in this contest louder than the Chaos Club were the chops which thudded off of the challengers chest.
The champion looked to have retained his title after scoring with a devastating Next Stop Driver, however just as referee Paz's hand was coming down for the three count, Alex Steele dragged the official from the ring to prevent Dennis from picking up one of his biggest victories in a Chaos ring. The King was distracted for long enough for Riddle to recover as he nailed Dennis with his signature jumping Tombstone which Dennis was able to kick out from. Riddle, in sheer disbelief, went to the one part of his game that rarely fails, and also didn't on this occasion as he locked in the Bromission, complete with vicious elbow strikes, which 'The Pride of Wales' was unable to escape from and was forced to submit.
Winner and NEW King of Chaos Champion - Matthew Riddle
The feeling around Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre was one of complete shock and disbelief as for the first time ever, Chaos had a non-Welsh champion. Few could call this an upset, but many would call this one of the shocks of the year, not just for Pro Wrestling Chaos, but British wrestling on the whole. The question now is, what's next for the King of Chaos Championship? Riddle will be taking the belt back to America with him so who knows? Maybe the King of Chaos Championship will be defended across the Atlantic and become a World Championship...