The day had already been a great success following the first show of the day. New Knights of Chaos had been crowned with Nathan Bane and ELIJAH defeating Martin Kirby and El Ligero as well as Session Moth Martina and Jinny making it to the final of the Maiden of Chaos tournament. After a couple of pints and a bite to eat at a local Weatherspoons, the Chaos Club headed back to Hanham Community Centre to find out what the evening show had in store for us all.
Once the show started, Jaida attempted to announce our first match of the evening. I say attempted because she was cut off by Merlin Obadiah Cambridge who came down to the ring with flowers, a card and another item which he'd covered up. He asked Jaida to take hold of the flowers and read what was written on the card. "And the winner of the Academy Award for best actor goes to..." Merlin then points to the tron, where we get a 20th Century Fox type video with Alex Steele's name proudly emblazoned on the screen.
With new music and a new attitude, Alex Steele made his way down to the ring to proudly accept the award. Alex then spoke about how he fooled everybody in Thornbury at The Sound of Violence before going on to talk about Eddie Dennis. Alex tells us how much of a bad person he believes Eddie is and how he was never Eddie's friend after countless occasions where he was left fallen while Eddie stood over him holding a championship. Just as Alex was receiving a phone call from his "agent", Harvey Weinstein, the King of Chaos came out to confront his former tag team partner. As all chicken poop heels tend to do, Alex backed away but managed to cause enough of a distraction for Eddie Ryan to come to the ring to take out the King and our first match was underway!
King of Chaos Title Match - Eddie Dennis vs. Eddie Ryan
Right, this could get very confusing as I usually refer to both of these men as simply 'Eddie'. I'll do my best to refer to them by either their full or last names. This was a good opener with both men taking some hard shots from the other, as well as having to wrestle around the flowers destroyed by Eddie Dennis moments before the match. I never thought that I'd have to talk about flowers in a wrestling ring during a match in one of these reviews! First time for everything, I guess!
As Eddie Dennis looked to put the number one contender away, Alex Steele re-emerged to distract the King. Alex proclaimed earlier in the show if he cannot compete for the title, then he'll make sure that Eddie Dennis doesn't hold it! He did his utmost to ensure Dennis lost this match, however unfortunately for Alex, the interference was in vein as the King levelled the challenger with the Next Stop Driver to retain.
Winner and Still King of Chaos - Eddie Dennis
Jaida wasn't having much luck in this show. As she climbed into the ring to announce another match, the familiar and daunting sound of Alice in Chains' Hollow echoed around Hanham Community Centre as The Brotherhood made their way to the ring. Fronted by their new leader, James Drake, The Brotherhood took to the ring where Drake took the mic. The leader spoke about how they are taking control of Chaos as he showed off the piece of canvas which he cut up at the previous event, as well as Bane and ELIJAH showing off their shiny new belts. Drake said that what they had wasn't enough and wanted a piece of the new canvas.
As he looked to cut it up, Martin Kirby took to the ring to stop what was going on. The numbers were far too much for the former Knight of Chaos as Mezinger, Bane and ELIJAH took the attack to him. Drake offered Kirby the opportunity to walk away without further assault, but the man from Yorkshire wasn't interested in walking away. He wanted to defend the honour of Project Lucha against the band of brothers who destroyed their Knights of Chaos title reign earlier in the day. Drake sent Mezinger to the back to get a referee, and sure enough he did just that. Huw wasn't interested in refereeing the match with the condition that Kirby was in though, but Kirby insisted on fighting.
James Drake vs. Martin Kirby
This was Drake's Pro Wrestling Chaos in ring debut and to paraphrase another Chaos debutante, Matt Richards on commentary said this wasn't so much as wrestling but more of a vicious mugging. He wasn't wrong, either. With his band of brothers on the outside, Drake controlled large portions of this contest as was to be expected after the pre-match assault. Anytime Kirby managed a flourish of offence, he was quickly stopped in his tracks by The Brotherhood.
It was indeed Drake who picked up the win in this contest with the Mr. Mayhem DDT. The question on my mind now is "Who can stop The Brotherhood?". They're looking far stronger now than they ever have before. The news that broke earlier this week is that they will be facing Project Lucha in a rematch for the Knights of Chaos titles at All or Nothing on November 25th at Chaos' newest venue, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.
Winner - James Drake
Sierra Loxton, Viper & Dahlia Black vs. Jamie Hayter, Ayesha Reymond & Jetta
This was a contest born out of those who didn't make the final of the Maiden of Chaos tournament. It was cool to see all of these talented wrestlers in the ring at the same time. It's something that may not happen again so I'm thankful that I was there to see it live.
One thing I learned from this match is that Dahlia Black should probably not attempt a hip attack again for a while. Sierra and Viper were able to successfully take down Jamie and Ayesha with theirs, however Dahlia wasn't as successful when attempting to take out Jetta with hers. Put that one back in the locker, Dahlia.
It was Dahlia who scored the winning fall in this match, much to the pleasure of PROGRESS Wrestling co-owner Glen Joseph who was in attendance for the show. She managed to roll up my MVP for the day, Jamie Hayter. Personally, I'd love to see her back in Chaos again. She was incredible throughout the day and looks to be an extremely talented individual.
Winners - Dahlia Black, Viper & Sierra Loxton
Jaida welcomed us back after intermission, only to be cut off again. Who the hell was it this time? Why, it was former Chaos ring announcer Hank McCoy who came out to a huge ovation. Hank hosted the raffle and asked Jaida if she'd be kind enough to allow him to introduce the next contest. She happily stood aside for Hank who introduced the following non-title contest...
Dick Riley vs. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne
If Dick was nervous at all, there were absolutely zero signs of those nerves. He looked as confident as ever facing off against one of the most talked about wrestlers of 2017 in WWE Superstar Pete Dunne who was making his first Chaos appearance in seven months. It's fair to say that Pete had a lot of success in those seven months. He won the WWE UK Title, defended it in a non-WWE event for ICW, main evented one of the biggest events in UK independent wrestling history against Travis Banks for PROGRESS Wrestling and has basically beaten the crap out of anyone who's stood in his way. 2017, huh?
That's not to sell Dick Riley short by any means. He's had some awesome matches over the last few months including a great outing against 'Speedball' Mike Bailey in September. Dick's stock is certainly on the rise and that was evident for all to see when he took part in the recent WWE try out's here in the UK along with the current King of Chaos Eddie Dennis and a plethora of other great wrestlers from these shores. They should all be applauded and, who knows? Maybe one day they'll be afforded the opportunities that The Bruiserweight has earned this year.
From a wrestling standpoint, this was my favourite match of the entire day. Both men showed what most of us already knew and that's the fact that they're two of the absolute best that this country has to offer. If you've not seen Dick Riley before, please do sign up to UK Wrestling on demand for just £3.99 a month (cheap plug) and find out what the fans of Pro Wrestling Chaos already know.
Unfortunately for Dick, as impressive as he was here, it was The Bruiserweight who took the win here after scoring with The Bitter End. It's fair to say that after this, Pete didn't have a bad week. He wrestled at ATTACK! Pro Wrestling the following evening and then eight days later, made his WWE main roster debut when he defeated Enzo Amore on WWE RAW. 2017 indeed!
Winner - WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne
Keith Lee vs. Big Grizzly
Time for some Big Lads Wrestling (I'm almost certain Glen Joseph screamed inside when that chant started). As soon as it was announced that Keith Lee would be on the show, I didn't want to see him face anyone else. After all, Grizzly has been incredible this year. The levels of improvement he's made have been awesome and it's a credit to just how hard he works. Much to his chagrin, Beano came out, sporting a shirt, tie and tracksuit bottoms, to commentate with Merlin Obadiah Cambridge and Matt Richards.
Now, I have to admit that I seriously feared for my life with these two behemoths beating the crap out of each other. Especially when they came to the outside and Grizzly threw a superkick to Keith Lee right in front of my face. Scary moment!
Entertainment-wise, this was the match of the night. Keith Lee reminds me a lot of Bobby Fish in terms of how much he talks in the ring. That's not a bad thing either because it's bloody hilarious! There aren't many who can get over with an audience by what they say in the ring but clearly Keith Lee is one of those few.
After a rather indifferent run of results since winning Heir To The Throne, it was Grizzly who ended up picking up the win here with a chokeslam followed up by a middle rope senton. Afterwards, Grizzly put over Keith Lee and the Chaos fans before turning his attentions back to Beano. Grizzly promised not to put his hands on Beano if he came to the ring and handed him back his Heir To The Throne briefcase. Beano was wise to the situation though and avoided an attack by the big Welshman before bouncing the briefcase off of the rightful owners noggin. Surely there has to be some way to settle this at All or Nothing on November 25th? I'm thinking it should involve some sort of climbing apparatus...
Winner - Big Grizzly
Maiden of Chaos Tournament Final - Jinny vs. Session Moth Martina
The time had come to crown the first ever Maiden of Chaos as The Fashionista took on the Session Moth. Dave Mercy unveiled the awesome new title belt that these two ladies would be competing for before the match. After the usual pre-title match presenting of the belt, it was Jinny who took the attack to Martina with a vicious assault. The fight soon spilled outside where Session Moth was able to gain the upper hand for a moment when she suplexed Jinny onto the front row of chairs as the crowd started to get behind the Session Moth.
Jinny later took control once again when she paid homage to her trainer and mentor, former Chaos General Manager Jimmy Havoc, when she scored with an Acid Rainmaker on the stage. The fight came back down to the ring where there was a heck of a lot of back and forth action. Martina used her beer as an ally while The Fashionista used her vicious streak. Whether you love her or hate her, there's no denying that Jinny can be an absolute bitch in the ring, and it's fair to say that she was in full-on bitch mode in this main event as she looked to become the Maiden of Chaos.
Martina scored with a couple of German suplexes and as it looked as though she was going to nail a third, Jinny reversed the hold and locked the Session Moth in the devastating submission which had won her the quarter final and semi final matches against Viper and Sierra Loxton. The hold was cinched in tight and seemingly with nowhere to go and her arms being stretched by her opponent, Martina was forced to verbally submit as the tournament came to its conclusion.
Winner and first ever Maiden of Chaos - Jinny
There was an awesome post match showing of appreciation which wasn't included on the VOD for Martina. She received a standing ovation as well as a strong "Please come back!" chant. Personally, I'd love to see her back in Chaos one day. She's one of the most popular and entertaining wrestlers in Europe, and entertainment is exactly what wrestling is all about.
That's a wrap folks. Apologies for the delay in getting this review out. I was waiting on the VOD to be released and understandably, the good people of Turning Face have been extremely busy with editing these two shows as well as doing all of the other great work they do (including taking pictures of Triple H!) Make sure you check them out on Facebook where you can find all of the photo's taken by Jim from this event as well as all other Chaos events - https://www.facebook.com/turningface
Chaos returns on November 25th with their annual All or Nothing event which for the first time ever takes place outside of Yate. Tickets are on sale for the show at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre at the following link - https://www.ringsideworld.co.uk/event1640_pro-wrestling-chaos-all-or-nothing.php
Matches announced so far for that event include Eddie Dennis defending the King of Chaos title against the returning Matt Riddle, current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion 'The Villain' Marty Scurll taking on Dick Riley and The Brotherhood face Project Lucha in a Knights of Chaos title rematch. Also, current and four time CZW Wired Champion Joey Janela makes his Pro Wrestling Chaos debut. With all this and much more still to be announced, make sure you're in Bradley Stoke for Chaos' biggest event of the year!
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