Revolution Pro Wrestling June 14 London, England, results: AJ Styles, Nakamura, Ishii, Colt Cabana, Matt Sydal

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Dark Match

Josh Bodum def. Tommy End

The Revolutionists (Sha Samuels & James Castle) def. Joel Redman (c) & Jake McCluskey to win the British Tag Team Titles

Before the tag title bout, it was announced that RPW Tag Champion Mark Haskins was dealing with “personal problems” and wouldn’t be at the show. Taking his place in the match was Jake McCluskey. Castle got the pin after low-blowing McCluskey behind the ref’s back. Redman heelishly pushed around McCluskey after.

Big Damo def. Tomohiro Ishii

Damo (who looks like an overweight, hairier Daniel Bryan) impressed many. Most of the match involved Ishii getting pounded on. Some crazy moves including a superplex from Ishii on the 300+ Damo and a Damo Van Terminator. Damo scored the upset win following a Running Senton. 

– Annouced for Uprising 2015 on Oct 2nd was an all New Japan tag match: Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs. Jushin Liger & Hiroshi Tanahashi

Shinsuke Nakamura def. Roderick Strong

A great match. Strong was replacing Ricochet who for the second time had to cancel on RPW, this time due to visa issues. The first ten minutes involved the crowd berating Strong on his “Shitty Little Boots.” Strong paced back and forth on the entrance ramp, enraged at the chants which included a rendition of Hey Jude with the lyrics changed to mock Strong’s boots. Nakamura and Strong worked hard, really laid into each other. Nakamura won after a succession of Bomb Be Ye kicks. 

– After the match, Big Damo came out. A bemused Nakamura turned to the crowd and asked “Who is this guy?!” Damo challenged Nakamura to match at Uprising 2015. Nakamura answered his challenge with a “YEOW!” Intermission followed.

Will Ospreay def. Matt Sydal in 2 out of 3 Falls Match to retain the British Crusierweight Title

Match of the night. This was outstanding. Sydal won the first fall via a Shooting Star Press. Ospreay got the second after countering a Sydal move into a cradle. The last fall was just nuts. Ospreay kicked out of the Shooting Star and beat Sydal with a Corkscrew Shooting Star. Sydal did everything he could to make Ospreay look like ‘The Man.’  After the match, promoter Andy Quildan revealed that Sydal had the same visa issues as Ricochet but “went above and beyond” to make it to London including buying his own airfare. Sydal only arrived in London a few hours before the show started.

Colt Cabana & Matt Classic (Grado) def. “Lord” Gideon Grey & Rishi Ghosh

This was the match CM Punk cut a promo for. Grado was under the mask as Matt Classic. Cabana & “Classic” won this total comedy bout to reinstate Cabana into RPW. 

AJ Styles def. Marty Scurll to win the British Heavyweight Title

Scurll came out with his Revolutionist colleagues, they were promptly send to the back. Good bout but it couldn’t top the Nakamura and Cruiserweight Title match. Styles got the win via the Styles Clash. Styles put over Scurll on the mic and asked him to shake his hand. Scurll suckered AJ in and put the boots to him. Will Ospreay made the save. He longingly stared at Styles’ British Heavyweight Title. Quilidan quickly arranged Oct 3rd’s British Heavyweight Title bout: AJ Styles vs. Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay.

October 3rd’s Uprising show will feature Tanahashi, Okada, Nakamura, Styles, Gedo and Liger. The show is being billed as co-promotion with NJPW unsurprisingly.

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