It’s time for another Attack! Pro Wrestling review and this was a big one!
This show, titled ‘My Sacrifice’ (Old school WWF/WWE and Creed fans will get the reference), marked the one year anniversary of Attack! holding some of their biggest shows at the Walkabout Bar in Cardiff. This show was looking to leave the people in Cardiff just as hyped to watch WrestleMania 33 at the bar straight after. Heck, maybe even more excited than the Mania show, some people definitely seemed more excited for this show than they did for the WrestleMania ‘Thrill Ride’… I still can’t believe they called it that, there’s too much innuendo in that tagline for it not to be okay.
The show itself sold out a week before the night, so I expected it to be pretty packed and I was not disappointed. With over FOUR HUNDRED, yes 400, people at the bar it flared up my anti-social alarm something fierce, but hey I was okay with it because… WRESTLING! As it was so packed I couldn’t see everything that happened, mainly the stuff on the outside of the ring, so apologies if some information may be missing.
The host for the first half of the show was Jade, who the Attack Pack seem to have dubbed her as ‘Sexy Jim’. She introduced the first match, which was under ‘Extreme Rules’.
Drew Parker defeats Elijah
What a crazy way to start the night for Attack – Drew came out in a Sandman-like entrance, walking to the ring from the balcony with a kendo stick in hand. I think there was a bit more Drew in him this time compared to other dubbed version of himself. Things escalated pretty quickly with Drew going on the offence and the Attack Pack quickly mocking Elijah by chanting ‘Where’s the passion?’ He would get back into the match with some quick impactful moves, as did Drew on Elijah, but the bigger moments came when weapons were brought into the match. The kendo stick from earlier was used, as well as a steel chair or two.
I think a stapler was used on Parker at one point? Thumb-tacks were also used, where I believe both men went though? Again, I couldn’t see everything that happened so some of this might not have happened. But one thing I’m certain of was the ending, where Drew transformed into SabDrew (a parody of ECW Legend Sabu that he parodied awhile back) and got back on the offence, hitting a fireman carry dropped into a kick to Elijah’s head, followed by Drew spearing him through the set-up table I mentioned earlier, and getting the pinfall victory.
A very active match to start off the show, and the people were still excited for things coming up. They were even excited at one of the ring crew sweeping the ring from the carnage that was left behind. Huh, I didn’t know this turned into an ending of a Spongebob episode. It makes sense if you know. It was a talent show episode, and the square boy was cleaning crew, sweeping the stage and got cheers… it was a thing.
Morgan Webster VS Charlie Sterling
A more quick paced match between these two. Charlie had this whole sophisticated Englishman shtick with him coming out, drinking imaginary tea from a dainty little teacup, and wore a fancy hat and glasses. He was able to break that stereotype with some flashy moves that did please the crowd somewhat, but his attitude was is downfall as Webster was able to fight back with just as much innovation and flashy moves from his arsenal… yes I’m aware I made a ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster pun, that was unintentional, I hate myself. There was one guy in the crowd who got obnoxious real quick by chanting ‘Thumps up for Charlie!’ at a constant rate. Dude, it’s cool you like him, but calm yourself. It’s the start of the show, you did not need to be as wasted as you were into the first twenty minutes of it. The ending came when Webster was able to lock in his ‘Silencer’ guillotine choke for the submission. The crowd rejoices as the Mobfather reigned supreme in this nice exchange.
Attack! Pro Wrestling 24/7 Championship
Shay Purser defeats Warren – NEW CHAMPION
This match was one for the ages, truly. The even despised Attack Pro Referee Shay Purser came out and tried to speak, but he barely got a chance to say anything at the start with everyone booing the heck out of whatever he was trying to say. What I was able to work out was that if Warren loses the 24/7 Championship, he would NEVER be allowed to compete for the title or in Attack! Pro Wrestling ever again, and would have to come back as a ‘fan’ again. Queue familiar sounding music as the crowd chanted ‘GOLD-BERG!’, only it was something great than ‘The Myth’, even bigger than Gillberg… it was, WARREN! Looking to fight with Defend Indy Wrestling shorts and other appropriate fighting clothes, he wanted to do the Attack Pack proud. Brock Lesnar and Goldberg got nothing on this.
Warren came after Shay with two MASSIVE Spears and even went for a Jackhammer, or rather, a ‘Warren-Hammer’, I guess. But Shay was able to counter it into a small package pin for the three count. The real myth of Attack! has been defeated!
After the match, Shay gloated at Warren who was not allowed any more championship opportunities, telling him to ‘go and sit with his ugly wife’. Oh dang, you do NOT want to say that to Sophie mister Purser. And not long after this, the familiar tune of ‘C’est La Vie’ started to play and everyone sang along as the Welsh Valleys Vixen, Nixon Newell made her way to the ring. She got on the mic to call Shay a profanity and then said that since he’s the champion, he would have to defend the title against anyone, including her… match begin!
Attack! Pro Wrestling 24/7 Championship
Nixon Newell defeats Shay Purser – NEW CHAMPION
Shay in all fairness put up a good fight against Nixon as he pulled out a few different variations of DDTs to try and get the win, but these and his other dirty tactics and attitude weren’t enough to keep Nixon down. She had some heavy strikes going on with a few impressive moves of her own, as expected. She ended up winning first by hitting her Welsh Destroyer and then followed by The Shiniest Wizard for the pinfall victory.
Attack! Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship – 2 Out of 3 Falls Match
#CCK (Chris Brookes & Mondai Lykos) defeats Bowl-a-Rama (Splits McPins & Lloyd Katt) – NEW CHAMPIONS!
This was quite the war between these two teams who have formed quite the rivalry ever since the CCK blew up the old Bowl-a-Rama venue. (DARN THOSE DASTARDLY CCK!) Chris came out spitting water at people, which he was happy with since it seemed they didn’t allow umbrellas in the Walkabout venue. Unlucky for everyone else in close proximity of him. Bowl-a-Rama came out and quickly got into the action with a big dive to CCK on the outside. They then went for an early finishing combo of a Fireman Carry Roll (Katt), a Senton Bomb (Splits) and a second rope Moonsault (Katt) for the first fall of the match.
Bowl-a-Rama (1) – #CCK (0)
The match from this point on got more intense from both sides, particularly CCK as they had to fight twice as much to get the titles they lost. They were as pugnacious (there’s a new word!) in their offense as they have been. Doing a few disgusting things with wet willies and such, while also showing tremendous tag team chemistry and innovative manoeuvres. It’s a shame they act the way they do, people would appreciate them much more if they didn’t the things do. Like throwing water at people for Brookes, or talking in Lykos’ case. I would have said existing, but that’s a little much. Splits got most of the offense during this portion of the match but he too was able to fight back with some quick thinking and moves to go along with it. ‘Fat Katt’ brought the power for the team and also did a few crazy dives as one would expect from the owner of ‘Bowl-a-Rama’. This wasn’t enough for sadly as CCK were able to hit their Gory Bomb (Brookes) and Springboard Somersault Cutter (Lykos) combo to get the second fall.
I would have said existing, but that’s a little much. Splits got most of the offense during this portion of the match but he too was able to fight back with some quick thinking and moves to go along with it. ‘Fat Katt’ brought the power for the team and also did a few crazy dives as one would expect from the owner of ‘Bowl-a-Rama’. This wasn’t enough for sadly as CCK were able to hit their Gory Bomb (Brookes) and Springboard Somersault Cutter (Lykos) combo to get the second fall.
Bowl-a-Rama (1) – #CCK (1) – NEW CHAMPIONS!
Lykos was also able to kick out of the finish that got Brookes in the first round, things were getting pretty intense. When all was said and done, Lykos actually got the last laugh for once as he hit a BRAIN…. BUSTER on Katt after teasing it for so long to get the final fall.
Bowl-a-Rama (1) – #CCK (2) – NEW CHAMPIONS!
So yeah, a bit disappointing for the Attack! Pack that CCK got their belts back, further extending their most reigns in the Tag Team Championship history at three reigns. It was still a great match that the people at Walkabout were lucky to witness. I’m sure Bowl-a-Rama will be back on top in the future.
The interval was next and there wasn’t much to say that happened out of the ordinary. After the interval, Jade came out to let us know that someone else would be hosting the second half of the show. Straight back from a stadium trip of some sorts, Jim Lee was back! He went off with a bang, and that bang of course being the raffle! There seemed to be much less salt from everyone this time around, which was bizarre since the Attack! Pro raffles usually seem to end in near bloodshed. Well done taking the high road this time guys. There was also a costume content for another prize. Some of the entrants included a guy who dressed up as Leva Bates/Blue Pants, someone who dressed up as Chief Deputy Dunne or another member of the Anti-Fun Police, one as Tama Tonga from New Japan/Bullet Club fame, and the joint winners of ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy and his Queen ‘Rebecca’. To be fair, they did deserve it, and not just for the pander, their outfits were pretty on point.
Mike Bird and Wild Boar defeats The Brothers of Obstruction (Jim and Lee Hunter)
This was an interesting match-up as both teams going into it seemed to have changed in their attitudes. Bird and Boar, who had a much nastier streak, seemed more accepting of the crowd. Jim and Lee on the other hand made a change for the worse, by being the ones responsible for Eddie Dennis losing his Attack! Pro Wrestling- sorry, his ‘No Fun’ Championship, after aligning with the Anti-Fun Police. As such, they were appointed the ‘Health and Safety Officers’ for the AFP, and also renamed ‘The Brothers of Obstruction’, choosing to destroy rather than create.
Both teams were vicious throughout, though the difference between the two is that the Hunters had more of that sour attitude about them, while Mike had a ‘Ginger Jesus’ brawler/powerhouse cockiness, which the people got a nice laugh with, and Boar with his speedy and power mixed offence. The only thing to annoy me from the match was the ‘Blighter’ fan was back. Well, technically he was chanting for ‘Blaina’ since that is where Boar is from, but he does it in such an annoying way that sounds like more of an insult or an annoyance that anything, so I’m call him what he makes himself out to be. It’s fine to like the place where you are from, but you don’t hear anyone else parading around chanting things like ‘Attack! Pro Cardiff/Bristol/Swansea/etc’. Much like the ‘Thumps up for Charlie’ guy, calm yourself please. Or maybe they shouldn’t, maybe my anti-socialism is just showing itself too much. Do whatever you guys want, just don’t do it near me please. That would be great.
Still the match was still a very good one, there were some Shenanigans going on with Shay as he was the ref that led to the Hunters getting momentum for a bit, but in the end, that resulted in Bird and Boar won after hitting Mrs Patterson’s Revenge (greatest name ever) and forcing Shay to make the three count.
Danny Jones defeats Dan Moloney
This match was one added that wasn’t part of the line up, and it shown a new change for Danny Jones in particular. While we know Dan Moloney to be aggressive and hard-hitting, Danny Jones had lots of things changed. The once ‘Raving’ Danny Jones came out with a whole new look. A Red scale like singlet, a scale like red face paint, and was announced as ‘The Welsh Dragon’, or more interesting, ‘Dragonheart’. Danny’s style also seemed somewhat more heavy hitting than usual. He still putted out some dives and kept to his known hybrid style, but this new look must have threw Moloney off too much, as Danny ended up winning by hitting a GTS type move to get the pinfall. It’ll definitely be interesting to see what the future holds for ‘Dragonheart’ Danny Jones.
Attack! Pro Wrestling Championship
Chief Deputy Damien Dunne w/ The Anti-Fun Police retains against Eddie Dennis
As the show started with a crazy opener, it ended just as crazy. Chief Deputy Dunne came out to the ring with the Anti-Fun Police, which included The Brothers of Obstruction from earlier and Los Federales Santos Jr. Eddie of course got their crowd on their feet… well I mean they were on their feet all night since there’s no seating area, but you get the point. There was some fun being poked at Dunne for wearing a SWAT jacket and them chanting another profanity at him. Eddie was able to hit an early Next Stop Driver, and could have had the match won then, but Shay didn’t make the full count. Eddie ended up taking out Shay and throwing him out of the ring onto the Anti-Fun Police. Huw came out to ref the rest of the match. Things would start to get more hectic as the two fought outside and walked up half way to the balcony, only for Eddie to powerbomb Dunne OVER BALCONY RAILINGS, onto the Anti-Fun Police on the outside. Dang, Chief Deputy always gets himself in the craziest moments doesn’t he! The AFP would still help Dunne through bigger moments in the match, especially when the champion was close to losing. Damien was still able to do some hard-hitting moves with a few impressive manoeuvres. Eddie would fight through this with his powerhouse offence and the support from the live Walkabout crowd. Chairs were also brought in at one point, and Junior was even Powerbombed by Dennis at one point. The end came when… honestly, I’m not sure what happened as my view was completely blocked at this point. All I know is that a three count was made and Chief Deputy Dunne retained his championship.
Things would start to get more hectic as the two fought outside and walked up half way to the balcony, only for Eddie to powerbomb Dunne OVER BALCONY RAILINGS, onto the Anti-Fun Police on the outside. Dang, Chief Deputy always gets himself in the craziest moments doesn’t he! The AFP would still help Dunne through bigger moments in the match, especially when the champion was close to losing. Damien was still able to do some hard-hitting moves with a few impressive manoeuvres. Eddie would fight through this with his powerhouse offence and the support from the live Walkabout crowd. Chairs were also brought in at one point, and Junior was even Powerbombed by Dennis at one point. The end came when… honestly, I’m not sure what happened as my view was completely blocked at this point. All I know is that a three count was made and Chief Deputy Dunne retained his championship.
After the match finished, the Anti-Fun Police weren’t done with Dennis as they attacked him some more before Bowl-a-Rama ran down to try and settle things. When that didn’t work, everyone heared glass shatter as the Love Making Demon returned in the style of Stone Cold. But even after a Stunner or two, the Police still had control. That was until ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster appeared. At first he seemed to want to fight them off, but then he took off his jacket and revealed a buttoned up black shirt in the style of the Anti-Fun Police. Dunne seemed overjoyed that Webster was going to join them, but after turning their backs, he took that off and revealed an Attack! Pro Wrestling shirt. This stunned Dunne and everyone else as Flash chased them off and signalled that he was coming for the Attack! Championship to make it fun and right again.
And that about ended the show. Most of the people then stuck around to watch all of WrestleMania until early hours of the morning, and even more crazy times were had. What else would you expect from Attack! Pro Wrestling at Walkabout? Who knows what’s going to happen next? Until then, make sure to keep up to date with Attack’s social media links to see when and where their next shows will be. Until the next Attack show… calm yourselves you crazy people.
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